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1 Adams, Agatha Boyd John Charles Mcneill, A Biographical Sketch
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1955 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 30 pages; Square, snug and sound copy. Light sunfading to unlettered spine and trace sun outline to front cover. Mild dulling to gilt title letters on cover board. Toning to endpage joints. Contents clean and neat. Uncommon. VG 
Price: 29.00 USD
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2 Andrew, Dudley & Francois Truffaut (Foreword) André Bazin
New York Oxford University Press 1978 0195021657 / 9780195021653 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; Tight and neat in crisp-edged title lettered dust jacket. Feels and appears unread. Jacket has a whisper of toning to the edges, a couple of tiny nicks top edge of the front flap. Mild toning to jacket spine. Handsome fresh copy; F/VG++ 
Price: 17.00 USD
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3 Bain, Robert N. Peter III, Emperor of Russia; The Story of a Crisis and a Crime
New York AMS Press 1971 0404004482 / 9780404004484 Hardcover Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; HC in dark brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. With reproduced B&W illustrations. 1971 facsimile of the original 1902 edition, issued without dust jacket. About Fine 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 Balch, Thomas Willing Emeric Cruce
Philadelphia, PA Allen, Lane and Scott 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages; [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY] Publisher's original textured red cloth, lettered in gilt to cover and spine. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at spine ends and tips. Inconspicuous evidence of a bookplate removed from rear pastedown, of the same size as that at front. Inscribed by Balch to Samuel Dickson, who assisted in the book's preparation. Dickson's engraved, foxhunting themed bookplate mounted to front pastedown. T. W. Balch (1866-1927) practiced law in Philadelphia, devoting much of his time to writing and research in genealogy ans international arbitration. French Monk Emile Coure suggested in his New Cyneas (1623) that international disputes could be mediated by having representatives of all countries meet in one place. His prescient suggestions were not truly adopted until the 20th century. VG copy. Scarce in the original editions. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Barrett, John Admiral George Dewey; A Sketch of the Man
New York Harper and Brothers 1899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 280 pages; HC in publisher's decorative blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to front cover and spine. 1st edition. Bright, snug and neat; no marks. Just trace shelf rub to cloth at tips. A superficial drip stain top edge, barely discernable "quareter" sized tide line in the top margin of some pages mid-book. Illustrated with photographs. VG to VG+ 
Price: 14.89 USD
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6 Barthes, Roland & Richard Howard, (Trans. ) Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes
New York Hill and Wang 1977 0809082454 / 9780809082452 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 186 pages; Snug and neat in crisp-edged pictorial dust jacket with $8.95 isue price intact to unclipped front flap. Thin toning halo to the top and front edges of the jacket flaps and rear apnel. Two minute flakes from the jacket surface mid spine and just a whisper of rub to top corner tips. Snug binding. Very attractive and well preserved copy. NF/VG++ or better 
Price: 85.00 USD
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7 Bent, Silas Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes; a Biography
New York The Vanguard Press 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1st edition. Inscribed and signed by the author to the front endpage; dated March 8, 1932. Book is solid and neat in publisher's black cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Pictorial dust jacket is a bit sunned at spine and has small chips and closed tears at edges. VG+/G++. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Benziger, Marieli G. A Sixteenth-Century Nobleman; St. Francis Xavier
Altadena, CA Benzinger Sisters 1972 Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages; Paperback is tight and bright in matte pictorial covers. Very mild underlining to one page. Trace shelf wear to spine ends. Slightly shelf cocked. Illustrated with B/W map. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Berteaut, Simone Piaf; A Biography
New York Harper and Row 1972 0060103132 / 9780060103132 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 488 pages; HC/DJ. A neat, square solid copy in a very nice dust jacket. A touch of foxing to top page edges. A hint of soiling to photo plate page edges. Inscription to half-title page, signed by Johnny Hauck, Lancaster boxing historian and brother of famous Lancaster boxer, Leo Hauck. Slight traces of shelfwear to jacket edges. VG+/NF; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 29.50 USD
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10 Berton, Therese (Meilhan) Mme - and Basil Woon The Real Sarah Bernhardt, Whom Her Audiences Never Knew, Told to Her Friend Mme. Pierre Berton
New York Tudor Publishing Co. 1937 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages; 1937 Tudor Publishing Co. HC/DJ. 2nd edition after the 1924 Boni Liveright edition. Square solid and neat in original red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Pictorial dust jacket has several short closed tears, small chips and spots of rub to edges. Solid and neat; uncommon in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. NF/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Beshoar, Barron B. Hippocrates in a Red Vest; The Biography of a Frontier Doctor
Palo Alto, CA American West Publishing Company 1973 0910118310 / 9780910118316 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 352 pages; HC/DJ. 1st edition. Signed by author to title page. Square, snug and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Prior owner's name penned netly to front endpage. Cloth lightly rubbed at tips and spine ends. Mild foxing to the front edge. Jacket is tape reinforced along the spine ends and front flap fold. Shallow chipping and fray to the jacket panel at the spine ends. Light rub to the rear jacket panel. Foxing to the front and top edges of the page block Illustrated with B&W photographs. Related offset materials laid in at relevant pages and at rear. VG-/VG-; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Booth, T. Michael and Duncan Spencer Paratrooper; the Life of Gen James M Gavin
New York Simon and Schuster 1994 0671732269 / 9780671732264 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs and maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 494 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket w/ $27.50 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Otherwise superb. Illustrated with B&W photographs. A lovely copy. NF/F. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13 Boswell, James; Marlies K. Danziger & Frank Brady (Eds. ) Boswell; the Great Biographer, 1789-1795
New York, NY Mcgraw-Hill 1989 0070153744 / 9780070153745 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell; Facsimile Paintings and engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1989 McGraw Hill. HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Bright, snug and clean. No marks to text. Small remainder mark bottom edge. Dust jacket quite crisp and clean. NF/NF Uncommon in condition. 
Price: 49.50 USD
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14 Bowles, Joseph B. Moody the Evangelist : A Character Sketch with Original Sayings
Chicago IL Moody Press 1926 Wraps Very Good 
Evangel Booklets, 39.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 31 pages; Slim paperback in illustrated wraps; saddle stapled binding. Sound clean copy; no marks. Light bump and stress crease to tips. Scarce. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Brandt, Harry Christopher Sower and Son; The Story of Two Pioneers in American Printing
Elgin, IL Brethren Publishing House 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; HC/DJ Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's original red cloth is unlettered at spine, as issued. Jacket lightly crimped at spine ends. General slight storage rub to covers. Mild mottling to the cloth along the lower edges of the boards - but no other cosmetic flaws. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Brinton, Mary Williams My Cap and My Cape, An Autobiography
Philadelphia Dorrance 1950 Second Printing Hardcover Good+ Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages; [SIGNED] 1950 Dorrance & Co. HC 2nd printing. Signed by the author on the front endpage and dated 1950. Original blue cloth with titling in gilt to cover and spine. Binding sound; spine slightly cocked. Some fading to blue cloth at spine and mild presumed silverfish patchiness to the cloth at spine. G+ ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Brodersen, Momme & Martina Dervis & Malcolm R. Green & Ingrida Ligers Walter Benjamin; A Biography
London Verso 1996 1859849679 / 9781859849675 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 350 pages; HC/DJ is tight and bright in pictorial dust jacket. Cloth binding slightly shelf cocked. Mild crimping to cloth spine ends. Text clean and unmarked. Illustrated with B/W photographs. NF/F 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Bromiley, Geoffrey W. Thomas Cranmer; Archbishop and Martyr
London Church Room Book Press 1977 Paperback Very Good+ 
B/W frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages; Paperback in glossy title-lettered covers. Spine lightly age toned and spine ends slightly worn. B/W frontis. VG+ 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 Brown, John Select Remains of the Rev. John Brown, Late Minister of the Gospel At Haddington, Who Died June 19, 1787 "Containing, I. Memoirs of His Life; II. Letters to His Friends; III. Religious Tracts; IV. Advices to His Children; V. an Account of Some of His Dying Sayings ; And, VI. Dying Advices to His Congregation; to Which is Added, Address to Students of Divinit
Pittsburgh, PA Printed and Published by Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum at the Franklin Head Bookstore 1810 Full leather Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 187 pages; Snugly bound in original full speckled calf with red morocco title label at spine. Just mild rub to leather binding at extremitis; corners a little bumped. Prior owner bookplate (period) mounted to front pastedown. Expected light spotting to page stock. Franklin Head Bookshop's [4] page catalog added at rear. Handsome copy; uncommon thus. VG+ (Early American imprints. , Second series ; , no. 19652.) 
Price: 135.00 USD
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20 Bruce, Lenny How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: an Autobiography
Chicago Playboy Press 1965 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1965 Playboy Press HC/DJ 1st printing. Splendid copy. Tight bright and exceptionally neat. No marks. $5.00 issue price intact on unclipped front dj flap. Dust jacket is bright and very neat with no apparent fading to the light sensitive (and usually sunned/faded) tan color used for background. A very mild pull tot the top edge of the rear panel has flawed the jacket with two micro edge tears. Touch of mild handling evidence to dj spine ends. Very attractive 1st ed copy. F/NF; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 188 pages; 1965 Playboy Press HC/DJ 1st printing. Splendid copy. Tight bright and exceptionally neat. No marks. $5.00 issue price intact on unclipped front DJ flap. Dust jacket is bright and very neat with no apparent fading to the light sensitive (and usually sunned/faded) tan color used for background. A very mild pull tot the top edge of the rear panel has flawed the jacket with two micro edge tears. Touch of mild handling evidence to DJ spine ends. Very attractive 1st ed copy. F/NF 
Price: 70.00 USD
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