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The World of the Norsemen Ancient Cultures

By: Oxenstierna, Eric

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OH, The World Publishing Co.: 1967

Edition: First US Edition

Seller Id: 31487

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright 1st edition exlib with all pages and pocket present. Tips sharp, pages crisp. DJ in new mylar displays well. 163 pp. The second book in the World Ancient Cultures Series brings to life the great civilizations of the past as they are revealed to us through archaeological research. View more info

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The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis; Edited From His Notebooks by Mason Wade

Price: $38.00

Publisher: CT, Heritage Press: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38648

Condition: Fine


1971 reprint of the Heritage Club's 1943 Edition. Magnificent light brown leather boards with gilt lettering and illustrated front board. Peach paper colored slipcase *very* lightly soiled and rubbed. 297 pages of pristine text and illustrations. Promo leaflet for The Sandglass, Number VI-R:41, another Heritage Club offering laid in. The story of a young man of privilege who left the comfort of his Boston home and set off on an arduous and unforgettable journey to the untamed West. This timeless account of Parkman's travels and travails affords the reader a vivid portrayal of the rough fr... View more info

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The Soviet Union and SALT

By: Payne, Samuel B., JR.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MA, The MIT Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31276

ISBN: 0262160773

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in black cloth with pictorial dj with showing light rubs/color loss to tips, displays well in new mylar. "A valuable analysis of Soviet decision-making in arms control policy. The author illuminates our appreciation of bureaucratic politics involved in Soviet decision-making by skillfully interweaving strong evidentiary material with insightful speculation and logical expostulation. He relies for the most part upon Soviet published material and handles his sources with care and discretion" Vernon V. Aspaturian, Evan Pugh Professor of Political Science, Penn Sta... View more info

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Ancient Britain, Roman Britain and the Dark Ages The Story Of Life 3

By: Pemberton, Gordon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Blackie: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15462

ISBN: 0216907322

Condition: Very Good


Tidy 1st edition exlib paperback with negligible surface wear on illustrated covers. 78 pp. Covers the 1st through the 7th British Invasion and includes a word glossary. Illustrated in b/w and color. The First Invasion of Britain, The Bronze Age, The Ice Age, The Rebellion of the Celts, Celtic History, Roman Roads in Britain, The Saxons, The Vikings, Country Life in Roman Britain, Keeping the Peace, etc. View more info

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Century Farm One Hundred Years on a Family Farm

By: Petersen, Chris

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PA, Boyds Mills Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33429

ISBN: 1563977109

Condition: Fine


First edition hardcover, fine in fine dj. Looks unread. 32 pp Through a century's worth of photographs and family anecdotes, the history and changes of a thriving family dairy farm are depicted, showing the hard work needed to keep it growing as well as the fun activities that the family shares. View more info

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The Pilgrims Knew

By: Pine, Tillie S.; Levine, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1957

Seller Id: 45677

Condition: Very Good


1st edition, 7th printing exlib hardcover in orange cloth boards, 32 pp text has tape marks on endpps, a few closed tears, taped and not, from page turning and a bit of finger soil. Price clipped dj in new mylar looks terrific with its wrap-around art and NO call tags on spine. Here is a colorful, exciting book which gives us a good picture of life in the Plymouth colony and at the same time shows us how science helped the Pilgrims to solve problems of every day living - and in the very same way, helps us today. View more info

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Castles and Crusaders 1100-1400 The Story of Life 4

By: Pollard, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Blackie: 1981

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 15460

ISBN: 0216907330

Condition: Very Good


Exlib with negligible surface wear on paperback wrapper. 78 pp. Well illustrated in color and b/w. Building Castles, The Making of a Monastery, Life in the towns, England v. Scotland, Holy War, The Invasion of London. Includes a word glossary in rear. View more info

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Traders and Travellers 1400-1750 The Story of Life 5

By: Pollard, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Blackie: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15461

ISBN: 0216907349

Condition: Very Good


1st edition exlib paperback with negligible surface wear on covers. 94 pp. Includes A Wild man of Wales, St. Crispin's Day/ On the Road/ A Trip to London/ Battle at Sea/ The Fireships/ A New LIfe in a New World/ War at Home/ London is Burning/ The Killing of the Macdonalds, The Village That Moved and more... Includes a word glossary at rear. View more info

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Angel Baskets. A Little Story About The Shakers SIGNED

By: Ray, Mary Lyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NH, Martha Weatherbee Books: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 43496

ISBN: 0960938435

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback signed by author on title page. Gift dedication (non authorial) on fep. Light color loss to tips of navy blue covers, 32 pp text mint. A quiet story, quietly told, that suggests what it was like to be a child among the Shakers. View more info

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Cowboy Life on The Texas Plains The Photographs of Ray Rector

By: Rector, Margaret; Editor, Ray Rector Photos; John Graves Intro

Price: $28.00

Publisher: TX, Texas A&M University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31323

ISBN: 089096131X

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous first edition copy in black cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. No marks inside 119 pgs filled with fab vintage b/w photos. Oblong format 8 3/4" tall x 10 5/8" wide. White background dj is price clipped, has one 1/2" closed tear at foot of frt panel, negligible soil from storage, displays well in new mylar. View more info

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Globe and Hemisphere Latin America's Place in the Postwar Foreign Relations of the United States

By: Rippy, J. Fred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Regnery Co.: 1958

Edition: First American Edition

Seller Id: 8470

Condition: Very Good


Very good first American edition hardcover in very good dust wrapper. Lightly bumped extremities, text tight and bright. Dj in mylar shows light surface & edge wear, a micro chip to rear head of dj gutter and lightly sunned backstrip. 276 pp. 30 charts and tables within. Aware of the economic assistance extended by the United States to other regions, the Latin Americans feel neglected. View more info

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True Irish Ghost Stories

By: Seymour, St. John D.; Neligan, Harry L.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Causeway Books: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 31131

ISBN: 0883560216

Condition: Fine


1st edition yellow hardcover boards as new, sharp at tips, no marks inside, appears unread. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a closed tear at head of frt panel, very light wear/color loss to tips, small surface scratch on rear panel. 274 pages including index. The first major collection of true Irish ghost stories compiled entirely from accounts sent in by correspondents from all over Ireland. A rich and varied assortment of true tales of haunted houses, banshees, poltergeists and other supernatural phenomena. View more info

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The Emerging Elite A Study of Political Leadership in Ceylon

By: Singer, Marshall R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: MA, MIT: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43543

ISBN: 0262190141

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards straight and sharp. Price clipped dj in new mylar shows very light color loss at tips, light foxing on white background rear panel. 203 pp has crossed out name on fep, else crisp and unmarked. View more info

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The United States in World Affairs 1957

By: Stebbins, Richard P.; and the Research Staff of the Council on Foreign Relations

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43168

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in black cloth with gilt lettering, tips still sharp, head of spine a tad curled, boards a little dusty. No names or tears, 411 pp with very light age-toning on edge of page block. Unclipped dj in new mylar has negligible color loss at tips, no chips or tears. This annual vol presents in convenient reference form the outstanding raw materials pertaining to America's world relations in the year under review. Introducing 1957, Foreign Policy in Washington, Europe and the East-West Struggle, The "Southern Gap" and Africa, Breathing Spell in the Far East, Growing P... View more info

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Gunfighters. Tales of the Wild West Vol. 14

By: Steber, Rick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: OR, Bonanza Publishing: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43593

ISBN: 0945134142

Condition: Fine


Fine, crisp, unmarked 60 pp 1st edition paperback. The names of the gunfighters are legendary: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Henry Plummer, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok.... These men, and others like them, epitomize the image of the Wild West. The gunfighting era was born in the late 1830s when Samuel Colt patented his single-barreled pistol with a revolving bullet chamber. But the gunfighter was not common on the frontier until after the Civil War when renegade bands of Confederate soldiers refused to surrender. The... View more info

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Why Prohibition!

By: Stelzle, Charles

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, George H. Doran Company: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34520

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in green cloth with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 310 pp. Foxing on preliminaries, no names tears or soil within. Some pages still uncut. DJ shows few small chips at edges, 1/2" x 1" chip at head of spine takes the HY out of WHY and a small scrape has taken the LZ off the authors' name. Original $1.50 price on backstrip of dj as published. Glossy page section in rear of duo-tone illustrations reads: "Facsimiles of Posters Used in Strengthen America Campaign". (Actual wording used). View more info

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Colonial American Craftspeople

By: Stevens, Bernardine S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Franklin Watts: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38306

ISBN: 053112536X

Condition: Fine


Fine st edition hardcover with negligible wear. Unclipped dj shows like new. 128 tight & bright pages with crisp text and no tears but does have previous owner name on FEP. Describes the training and work of such craftspeople as carpenters, masons, silversmiths, wigmakers and leatherworkers living in the American colonies. View more info

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Joel Finds Out

By: Sugarman, Joan and Freeman, Grace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Bookman Associates: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33467

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright copy with sharp tips and spine ends. Unclipped DJ in new mylar shows a few tiny chips 1/4" deep on top edge of frt panel, one deeper one at head of rear panel. Not exlib, all pages present, "Unity of Fairfax" stamped on fep, no exlib markings on book or dj. No pocket or evidence of ever having had one. 273 pp. This is a book for boys and girls eight to ten. In forty chapters Joel is introduced to the inspired achievements of outstanding Jews from Biblical patriarch Abraham to the modern scientist Dr. Jonas Salk. View more info

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Picture Reference Book of The Saxons, Vikings and Normans #10

By: Taylor, Boswell; Bareham, John D., B.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, Brockhampton Press: 1975

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller Id: 31238

ISBN: 0340041641

Condition: Near Fine


7th printing paperback with negligible color loss at extrems, internally as new. 32 pp. Uncommon Picture Reference Number 10. Facsimilies of contemporary illustrations depicting Saxon Kings and justice, Saxon Towns and travel, Saxon country life, Saxon church life, Saxon churches, Saxon buildings, Saxons at War, Saxon books and music, Saxon home life, Saxon costume and ornament, Saxon pastimes, Viking ships and weapons, Viking Home Life, Viking Arts, Norman Conquest, Norman buildings, Norman life. View more info

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No Secret Is Safe Behind the Bamboo Curtain

By: Tennien, Father Mark of Maryknoll

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus and Young: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43297

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in red paper covered boards with black cloth backstrip. Tips fairly sharp, spine ends bumped but not rubbed. 270 pp text crisp and unmarked. Price clipped dj in new mylar is worn at extrems with loss but displays well. Mapped endpps. Here in this eye-witness account of life in China by a Catholic priest we see light, clear strong daylight, in which we can make out, as in no other book I know, exactly how, by what day-to-day practical measures, the new Communistic regime has put itself across on the Chinese people. View more info