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The Best of Edward Abbey, Abbey, Edward, editor
1 Abbey, Edward, editor The Best of Edward Abbey
U.S.A. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco 1990 0871567865 / 9780871567864 2nd softcover Very Good no Dust jacket 5.5 Abbey, edward 
5.5" x 8.25". Publication dates confusing. Shows publish date as 1984, dates of included articles as late as 1988, and gives author's date of death as 1990. Sierra Club Paperback Library. Very clean like-new book. Some very minor shelf wear. 383 pages. Cover design by Paul Bacon, Photograph by Jay Dusard. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Beal, Merrill D. I Will Fight No More
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ballantine Books 1979 0345284615 / 9780345284617 5th or later Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket 
6th printing, March 1979. 8 pages of photos. small tear at base of back cover where it hinges. Moving story of the Nez Perce Indians and their Chief Joseph ."a noble nation and a great man."338 pages of text, nearly 50 pages of notes, bibliography and an index. Important historical chronicle. withdrawn from the library 
Price: 4.99 USD
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A Knight at the Opera, Bing, Rudolf
3 Bing, Rudolf A Knight at the Opera
Putnam 1981 0399126538 / 9780399126536 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Fair 
First Edition. The front of the book and the dust jacket look in good condition, but something wet has been spilled on the back of the book, just at the corner where the spine and back cover come together. There is a tear and some water stain at the top of the back dust jacket and the tops of the last few pages. This is an autobiography of the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the mid Twentieth Century. Sir Rudolph Bing is described by the late Cyril Richard (Captain Hook in the Broadway/Mary Martin Peter Pan) thusly: "Don't be misled--behind that cold, austere, severe exterior, there beats a heart of stone." A very good read. Acerbic wit, anecdotes about the famous Divas of the opera. Our book number 35001. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Bixby, William The Impossible Journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton
An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, printed in the USA 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good 
Ex-Library. Dust jacket protected by library plastic cover, G. Interior has library markings, otherwise clean and nice copy. Little ot no shelf wear. Youth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Blumenffeld, Ralph Henry Kissinger: The private and public story
A Signet Special 1974 1st Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket 
16 pages of Photographs. Back cover has been wet, no mildew. Creases on spine, paper aged. Pages tight and clean text. First printing, October 1974, "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9." 
Price: 10.95 USD
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The Art of William Blake, Blunt, Anthony
6 Blunt, Anthony The Art of William Blake
USA Columbia University Press 1959 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 9.5 
9.5" x 7". 122 pages. First edition, no other edition listed. Very clean, no marks, some minor shelf wear to the bottom of the boards. Clean and fresh. Bampton Lectures in America, Number 12. Lecture by Anthony Blunt. Black and white images of Blake's works. Our book number 3036. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Buchwald, Art While Reagan Slept
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1983 0399128417 / 9780399128417 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
7th impression. ex-library. dust cover preserved in cover, inside stamped with library markings. pages clean, spine tight, book like new. Fold inside of back cover of DJ split fot the library pocket. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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8 Caskoden, Edwin (Charles Major) When Knighthood Was In Flower, or The Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, The King's Sister, and Happening in the reign of His August Magesty, King Henry VIII, Rewritten and rendered into modern English from Sir Edwin Caskoden's Memoir
The Bowen-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. 1899 5th or later Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
250th thousand written above the publisher's name. Embossed picture of castle on front cover. Rose on spine, in gold and black ink with embossing. "Published September 1898. Reprinted in October, twice in November, Three times in December, three times in January, 1899, twice in February, five times in March, three times in April, and three times in May, July, August, and September, four times in October and November. The subsequent editions make a total of over one-quarter million copies printed of this book." Our book is very clean and tight with little shelf wear, the name of my great-uncle and 1900, the year he recieved the book, are written in the front. pages yellowed with age. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Conrad, Joseph, edited by Garnett, Edward Letters from Joseph Conrad
Charter Books, published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., A subsidiary of Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., 1962 2nd Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket 
312 pages, book in excellent condition, some shelf wear, crease along front cover at hinge. Initials of previous owner on first page. "Of these utterly revealing letters from Joseph Conrad to his close friend and mentor Edward Garnett," THE YALE REVIEW, said "Here is Conrad the master mariner in his laughter, anger and gloom.Had it not been for the encouragement of Mr. Garnett, Conrad would probably never have written those novels recording his experiences on land and sea." Bobbs-Merrill Hardcover edition published 1928, Charter Edition published August, 1962. Related work: NOTE: Interested parties should inquire of The M.A.D. House for a very ornate complete works of Conrad, published in the 1920's. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Vintage Years: The Story of High Tor Vineyards, Crosby, Everett
10 Crosby, Everett The Vintage Years: The Story of High Tor Vineyards
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins 1973 0060109246 / 9780060109240 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
ex-library. dust cover bright and clean, sliced inside back flap. green wal-mart sticker inside front cover. library markings. back inner fold of dust jacket slit for library cards to be inserted into the pocket. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Helen Keller, Davidson, Margaret
11 Davidson, Margaret Helen Keller
U.S.A. Scholastic, Inc. 1989 0-590-42404-1 / 9780590424042 Soft Cover Poor No Dust Jacket 5.25" x 7.5" Watson, Wendy 
5.25" x 7.5". 96 pages. Book is crumpled and has been wet and dried, no signs of mildew. Three very nice black and white photographs of Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, and Helen on her horse at the back of the book. Line drawings and a simplified version of Helen Keller story. Braille alphabet in raised dots on back cover. Scholastic meant it as a good introduction. Our listing number 4040. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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12 Diehl, Gaston; translated from the French by Hamilton, A.P.H. Derain
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Pub 1977 0517037203 / 9780517037201 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
From the Nelson collection, to the library, now withdrawn. Book in very clean condition. Scar on the cover from removal of library taped sticker. Text clean. Printed in Italy, Bonfini Press Corporation, Naefels, Switzerland. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Dodd, John, with Tyson, David And The World Came His Way; Jesse Helms' Contributions to Freedom
The Jesse Helms Center, P.O. Box 247, Wingate, N.C. 28174 2002 1st Edition Soft cover New No Jacket 
ISBN: 0966867912. New. The title says it all. "next to Ronald Reagan, Jesse Helms is the most important conservative of the last 25 years. No conservative, save Reagan, comes close to matching Helms' influence on American Politics and policy in the quarter-century since he won a Senate seat in North Carolina."-Fred Barnes, Fox News Analyst. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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14 Fermi, Laura ATOMS IN THE FAMILY, My Life With Enrico Fermi
The University of Chicago Press 1958 5th or later Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
No dust Jacket, Shelf wear to the top of spine and edges, ex-library, presented to the library in December of 1959. Inside the book is very nice and clean. Many black & white photos of Fermi and his work, friends, awards, and family. The last page takes Fermi up to the point where the scientists in Geneva had placed an order for a "synchroton" capable of producing 25 billion electron volts. That was in 1953. This is the sixth printing, 1958, at the University of Chicago Press. 267 pages. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Musical Prodigies, Masters at an Early Age, Fisher, Renee B.
15 Fisher, Renee B. Musical Prodigies, Masters at an Early Age
Association Press, 291 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10007 1973 1st Edition Hardcover Good Acceptable 
Blue cover with purple lettering, very little shelf wear. Dust Jacket worn, small tears and scuffing, old price sticker on front of D.J. Forward by Yehudi Menuhin. Over three hundred child prodigies in Music mentioned in this book. Well written book, with humor and insight. Our book number 35000. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Benjamin Franklin, An Autobiogrphical Portrait, Franklin, Benjamin
16 Franklin, Benjamin Benjamin Franklin, An Autobiogrphical Portrait
USA The Macmillan Company 1969 First Edition Hardcover Good Good. 9.25 
276 pages. 9.25"x 6.5". Pages clean, block firm. Ink mark on bottom of block. Some shelf wear on dust jacket. Franklin's letters and writings edited by Alfred Tamarin. Our book number 4045. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World, Guest, Barbara
17 Guest, Barbara Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World
USA Quill 1984 0688047092 / 9780688047092 First Quill Edition Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 9.25 
9.25" x 6" x 1.25", 360 pages. Clean, used book. Some wear and tear to the corners and edges. "Enhanced by exclusive access to unpublished material, HERSELF DEFINED is a captivating work of scholarship and an intimate portrait of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and the circle of novelists, artists, and poets who were her friends: D.H. Lawrence, Marianne Moore, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, and others who blazed new paths in the arts of the twentieth century." Our book number 46020. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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I, In The Membership Of My Days: Poems by Richard Harris, Harris, Richard
18 Harris, Richard I, In The Membership Of My Days: Poems by Richard Harris
New York Random House 1973 0394485262 / 9780394485263 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 8.75 Bruhwiler, Paul 
8.75" x 5.75", 135 pages. Good, clean first edition with Good dust Jacket. Autobiographical poetry by the actor, first collected in this volume. Our book number 46050. 
Price: 4.95 USD
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19 Huyghe, Rene'; Translated by Slonim, Helen C. Gauguin
Crown Publishers, INc., New York. 1969 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
Ex-Library, also late of the Nelson Collection in Tulsa. Dust Jacket in good condition. Book very clean and nice. No publication date listed, but the donation date to the library was in 1979. Printed in Italy. Translated by Helen C. Slonim. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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20 Javna, John The Best of TV Sitcoms: The Critics' Choice Burns and Allen to the Cosby Show, the Munsters to Mary Tyler Moore
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Harmony Books 1988 0517569221 / 9780517569221 1st Edition Soft cover Fair No Jacket 
Old ex-library copy. Soil spot on pages 110-111. Worn and dog-eared. library markings. Text complete, spine has one crack but all pages are secure. Stated First Edition. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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