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Operation Emu

By: Barker, Brandon B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: VA, Shrouded Rock Press: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43590

ISBN: 0977376338

Condition: Fine


1st edition 262 pp paperback in fine shape. Illustrated cover and chapter headings only, no other illustrations. "Sharp, fierce, and funny, Operation EMU is a wicked satire about the space program, low-budget film making, and why Americans love to be told what to believe. Brandon Barker's first novel doesn't stop surprising or delighting. Imagine NASA run by pro wrestling's Vince McMahon - or better yet, start reading this book." -- Douglas E. Winter, author of Run (Knopf) View more info

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Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

By: Beckford, Peter Esq.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, James Toovey: 1879

Seller Id: 40521

Condition: Good


Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckfor... View more info

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Andy Pandy and the Patchwork Cat

By: Bird, Maira

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Brockhampton Press: 1962

Seller Id: 20465

Condition: Good


Third printing paperback with edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Blue covering on spine over staples has a small chip at head of spine. Tape at bottom of spine, a bit of finger soil in a few page margins. Book number 21 in the series. 32 pp. ISBN on foot of rear cover is #340032650 but that ISBN is the same at Jane Pilgrim's Christmas At Blackberry Farm, so we've included it here instead of the proper ISBN field to avoid confusion. Andy and Teddy find a box of fabric scraps and decide to sew a fabric cat which came out well, much to their delight. Only the white kitten did not like the toy ca... View more info

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Andy Pandy's Shop

By: Bird, Maira

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Great Britain, Brockhampton Press:

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller Id: 20463

ISBN: 0340030410

Condition: Good +


7th printing paperback edges rubbed and bumped. Light soil on blue background rear cover that has a small price sticker in upper corner. White background frt cover has moderate soil. Some light finger soil in margins of a few pages and a closed taped tear on last page but still a solid reading copy. 32 pp. Book number 8 in the series. Andy Pandy cleans up the toys in his room and puts them on some shelves and his table and decides to have a play store. He gets some scales and food items from the kitchen and waits for his first customer. In comes his teddy to play and decides to have a jar of ... View more info

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The Making of a PARA

By: Bridson, Rory

Price: $12.00

Publisher: England, Blitz Editions: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 17364

ISBN: 185605313X

Condition: As New


Perfectly square, straight boards, glossy cover and dj are fab. 192 p. text unread. This book goes behind the scenes of one of the the worlds crack fighting regiments, covers the history and the selection procedure and training of todays Maroon machine. View more info

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The Milly-Molly-Mandy Story Book

By: Brisley, Joyce Lankester

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Kingfisher Books: 1998

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller Id: 16212

ISBN: 1856974936

Condition: Fine


As new save for negligible surface wear on unclipped dj, now in new mylar and displays beautifully. Complete with pink satin ribbon bookmark, as published. The stories of Milly-Molly-Mandy and her family and friends have charmed generations of children since they first appeared in 1925. This collection of twenty-one classic tales about this resourceful and thoughtful little girl reflect with accuracy the dilemmas and challenges of a child's world. Young children today will love to hear how Milly-Molly-Mandy decides to spend her first penny, looks after a hedgehog, and spends her first night aw... View more info

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Milly-Molly-Mandy Again

By: Brisley, Joyce Lankester

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Puffin: 1974

Edition: First Puffin Edition

Seller Id: 19995

ISBN: 0140306889

Condition: Near Fine


Edges slightly rubbed and bumped, innards fine. No writing, tears or soil. Milly-Molly-Mandy is as blithe as ever, helping at home and playing with her old friends, Billy Blunt and Susan, and making new ones, including a family of tinkers and a lonely duck. View more info

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The Hunter - 'Chaser: An Authoritative Guide to Breeding, Making and Training

By: Brush, Peter, Lieut. Colonel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 33845

Condition: Very Good +


Front board has small bit of bleached cloth near lower fore edge. Foxing on title page, age toning on end pps. No names, tears or soil. Professionally reproduced color photo illust DJ shows wear and loss at extremities but displays well in new mylar. 192 pp. A well-written and authoritative book on breeding, making and training of the hunter-'chaser. The sound instruction and information given in this book make it a particularly valuable one for the amateur owner and would-be trainer, for whom primarily it is designed. View more info

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George Mouse's Riverboat Band

By: Buchanan, Heather S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, Dial Books for Young Readers: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33231

ISBN: 0803702604

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant copy with color loss at lightly rubbed head of spine. First page has a few indents from turning. No soil, names or tears. Beautifully illust in color. 24 pp. George Mouse's idea of floating down the river making music with his family meets with an unexpected snag. View more info

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Care and Feeding Of Hobby Horses

By: Calkins, Earnest Elmo; Intro by Walter B. Pitkin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MY, Leisure League of America: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45633

Condition: Very Good


Leisure League Little Book; Vol. 1. Tidy name on inside cov, some underlining in rear which doesn't obscure the read. Otherwise, the 62 pp stapled text is crisp and bright. Intended to encourage folks to pick up and stick with hobbies. View more info

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Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet

By: Cameron, Eleanor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Scholastic Book Services: 1956

Seller Id: 46924

Condition: Fair


This is the (undated) First Scholastic Book Services printing. Originally published in 1956. This book has the original illustrated green background drawing of the three little green men in pink togas standing around and behind mushrooms that are taller than they are. Book has one crossed out name on inside cover and a colored over moisture mark at upper tip of first three pages. The 187 page text appears unread, crisp and tight. Former owner had fun throwing something at both covers making dents on frt and tears on rear cover only, which now is covered in clear cello tape. Makes a perfect... View more info

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Gargoyles' Christmas

By: Campbell, Louisa

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UT, Gibbs-Smith Publisher: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25787

ISBN: 0879057718

Condition: Fine


Negligible surface wear, 32 pp text flawless. Soured on Christmas, three New York City gargoyles begin to change their minds about the holiday after Santa Claus helps them out of a mess of their own making. View more info

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The Scout Story Omnibus

By: Catherall, Arthur

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Wm, Collins Sons & Co., Ltd: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46043

Condition: Very Good


Nice hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards with red cloth back strip w/black title. Tips and spine ends rubbed, shelf wear on board feet, rear board is solid pink cloth with color loss at extrems. Frt board sports a drawing of 3 boy scouts polishing a city gents shoes for bob-a -job week. There is one tidy boys name at head of fep, 128 pp text is well illustrated with b/w drawings, some cartoon style full page, and four full page color plates. Text browned but not brittle. Title page a tad soiled, two 1/4" closed tears on fore-edges of two last pages, bit of finger soil on a f... View more info

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Falcons and Foxes in the UK The Making of a Hunter

By: Chichester, A. Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Xlibris Corporation: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38303

ISBN: 1401092462

Condition: Fine


Light grey 1st edition hardcover with gold titles has negligible wear. Unclipped dj has slight curling at head of spine otherwise shows well. 283 tight pages with crisp text and no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. A "once-in-a-lifetime" experience chronicled with humor and passion, this memoir details the life-altering 1995 summer during which a nature-lover becomes a hunter. One of those rare quantities, a woman falconer, Chichester discovered that her outlook on the world, nature, and herself changed radically during her pursuit of the ancient art in a foreign country. View more info

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BORU Dog of the O'Malley

By: Chipperfield, Joseph E.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46519

Condition: Very Good


First edition exlib hardcover in color illustrated cloth boards in matching illustrated dust wrapper. Nice copy with bumped spine ends, tips fairly sharp. No call tags or letters on spine of book or matching DJ. Pocket pulled but all pages present. Front free end paper has been glued to the pastedown so book opens to the half title page. I saw some faint fingerprints in margins when thumbing through the book. Price-clipped dj in new mylar displays well but flaps have glue residue from formerly placed clear cello tape. Small sticker pull on rear dj panel taking part of a word or two fro... View more info

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Your Pony A Young Person's Guide to Buying, Keeping and Riding Ponies

By: Clayton, Michael & Marilyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Partridge Press, Inc: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17663

ISBN: 1852251263

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hard cover in fine, unclipped dj in new mylar. Blue boards show very lightly bumped tips, Pictorial dj in new mylar looks fab. 225 pg text tight, bright, crisp and unmarked. Chapters include: So Much Variety / Making Friends / Life Style / What's on the Menu? / Keeping Up Appearances / On the Right Track / Looking Good / Fit for Anything / In the Saddle / Road Sense / Up and Away / Tally-ho! / Cross-country Fun / Show Time / My Way. Appendices: The Pony Club / Useful Addresses. View more info

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Filbert's Boat

By: Cloke, Rene

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Award Publications: 1985

Edition: 6th Impression

Seller Id: 20446

ISBN: 086163053X

Condition: Near Fine


6th printing hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends, text crisp and unmarked. Filbert was building his boat as Tubby Piglet approached and asked him what was he making? ThenTubby asked if he could get a ride, Filbert said no. So you can imagine who saved the day for Filbert and friends. View more info

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Childcraft Volume Eight 8 Creative Play and Hobbies

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $7.00

Publisher: IL, Field Enterprises: 1949

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 45783

Condition: Very Good


Orange pebbled cloth shows three children playing marco polo or some hiding game in front of a tree. Tips and spine ends rubbed, 274 pp text fine with charming color illustrated endpps by Milo Winter. Includes: Games for Indoors and Outdoors, Quiet Play, Making the Most of your Home, Games for Travel, Planning a Party, Choosing a Hobby, Playmaking and Play Acting, Drawing and Painting, Writing Our Thoughts, Making Toys and Playthings, Cooking Up Fun, Adventures in Handwork, Puppets and Marionettes, Sewing for Fun, Making Musical Instruments. View more info

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Its My Book How a Child Learns From Making His Own Book

By: Cooke, Nancy H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Cardinal Printing: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 11421

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback with light rubs to tips, light surface soil, text is fine. Rare spiral bound paperback book. 39 pp. Book was written as an alternative to the use of dittos and workbooks and allows a child to express himself creatively. It was developed on a kindergarten level but is applicable to many grade levels. Outlines are given and directions for nine books plus a list at the end for other books you can make. A brief synopsis of the content of these books is given to help guide you. View more info

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International Military Education and Training: An Assessment McNair Paper 44

By: Cope, John A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: DC, National Defence University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25686

ISBN: 0010717552

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback with lightly darkened backstrip. no names or tears, 75 p text as new. This one ISBN pulls up several titles in this series offered at the Institute for National Strategic Studies - National Defense University. This ISBN is printed on the copyright page as published. Chapters include: To Enhance Security, Legislative Background, The Structure of U.S. Foreign Military Education and Training, Foreign Military Education and Training in FY 1995, A Framework for Evaluating IMET's Effectiveness, Contributions to Long-Term Regional Stability, Contributions to Building Co... View more info