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21 Ambrose, Stephen Eisenhower: Volume I. Soldier, General of the Army, President Elect; 1890-1952 & Volume II. the President [SIGNED]
New York Simon & Schuster 1984 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Maps & Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1387 pages; [SIGNED] 1983 & 1984. HC/DJ. Both volumes 1st edition, 1st printing. Both snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jackets. Both volumes inscribed to the same recipient and signed by Ambrose to the half-title pages. Vol I [Soldier] has the small ink stamp to the bottom edge of the Simon & Schuster "sower" - indicating a likely remaindered copy; the front jacket flap of this 1st volume is price clipped. Second volume price intact ($24.95) to front flap with no stamp. Superficial stress scrunch to crown of the spine panel of Soldier; otherwise just a whisper of shelf evidence to jackets. Illustrated with maps and photographs. A very handsome set, 1st printings with uniform author signatures. ISBNs 0671440691 & 0671499017; 637 & 750 pp. NF/NF 
Price: 250.00 USD
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22 Ambrose, Stephen Nixon [3 Volumes Complete] : The Education of a Politician 1913-1962, The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972, Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990 [SIGNED]
New York Simon & Schuster 1991 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; [SIGNED] 1987 - 1991. Simon & Schuster. All three volumes signed and inscribed by Ambrose to the same individual. First and third books in the trilogy are 1st edition, 1st printing, while the 2nd book "Triumph of a Politician" is a book club edition, though notably in the same size and same quality of binding as the the other 2 titles. First two books signed on the blank front flyleaf while the 3rd book is inscribed on the 2nd front endpage recto. A very handsome and well preserved set with snug, tight bindings and uniformly bright dust jackets. Issue prices intact on books 1 & 3 and flap unclipped on the 2nd book. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to jacket edges. Simon & Schuster "Sower" inkstamp to the bottom edge of the 1st book, perhaps a remainder indication. The books feel and appear unread. Great shelf presence. NF/NF ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 495.00 USD
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23 Andersen, Hans Christian and Charles Boner (Afterword and Trans. ) A Christmas Greeting; Thirteen New Stories
New York C. S. Francis & Co. 1848 2nd American edition Hardcover Very Good- 
frontis engraving; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 165 pages; hardcover in original brown cloth with elaborate decorative blind stamped designs to boards; title letteringand pictorial elements brightly in gilt to spine. Issued as one of the volumes in the Francis & Co. "Little Library". Apparently the 2nd American edition after an 1847 James Miller printing. Illustrated with tissue guarded frontis engraving of "The Little Match Girl". Snugly bound and clean. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends with trace fray. Boards lightly bumped at corners. Period gift inscription in pencil to front endpage. All endpages present and well bound. Expected light toning and occasional spotting to page stock. One page near front has a small piece of the page at the top corner torn away; the rear free endpage is missing a more sizable piece from the top corner. Still a very solid and still quite handsome copy of this scarce early printing of some essential Andersen tal;es, including the match Girl and Red Shoes among others. Page 154 to 165 comprise an afterword by Charles Boner with several pages of publisher ads appearing at rear. VG- 
Price: 250.00 USD
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24 Anderson, Poul Brain Wave
New York Ballantine Books 1954 First Edition; First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Richard Powers 
Ballantine Books #80; Cover Art; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 164 pages; Mass market paperback original; 1st edition, 1st printing. Snugly bound, square and neat with flat uncreased spine. Wraparound cover art by Powers is uniformly bright. No evidence of prior reading. Just mild shelf evidence to cover edges and a short superficial stress crease along the front edge of the rear cover. Expected mild toning to page stock. VG to VG+ 
Price: 13.95 USD
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25 Anderson, Sherwood Many Marriages
New York B W Huebsch 1923 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; 1923 B W Huebsch, NY HC/DJ 1st printing. Original black cloth brightly stamped with orange lettering to spine and cover. Original cream/white paper dust jacket lettered in black and red. Mild shelf soiling to the whites of the jacket; somve very light nicking and rub to DJ edges witha short closed tear or two. Publisher's $2.00 issue price printed mid spine. Original owner has carefully reinforced the spine ends with an application of transparent tape on the reverse side of the jacket. Many pages unopened at the bottom edge; an unread copy. This copy was part of a bequest to a University Library but not added to collections; a small one word stamp has been unobtrusively placed in the gutter, lower edge of the dedication page. No other prior ownership indications or marks of any kind. NF-/VG+ 
Price: 175.00 USD
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26 Anderson, Sherwood Poor White; A Novel
New York B. W. Huebsch 1920 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1st state. In publisher's original blue cloth with publisher's colophon in blind to cover; gilt title lettering at spine dulled but legible. 1st state with top edge colored a light aqua blue. Attractive bookplate to front pastedown of noted Dunsany collector, Montgomery Evans II. Sound clean copy with light shelf rub to cloth at spine ends and usual dulling of titles at spine. VG- 
Price: 85.00 USD
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27 Anonymous [Champneys, Adelaide] and Reid, James C. , Illustrator Memorial to George by Himself
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1929 First Edition Hard cover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages; Bobbs Merrill HC/DJ 1st edition. A very attractive copy; tight bright and sharp in original ribbed purple cloth with gilt stamped borders and titles. Bright clean dust jacket with an art deco stylized illustration wrapping from front panel around spine. $2.50 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Dust jacket just mildly storage rubbed at edges with a few tiny closed tears. Fanciful fantasy: an autobiography by a a squirrel named George. Attractive pictorial end pages, frontis and in-text illustrations by James C. Reid. Uncommon in condition. VG/G 
Price: 75.00 USD
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28 Antoni, Brian Paradise Overdose
New York Simon & Schuster 1994 0671884263 / 9780671884260 Uncorrected Proof; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; Uncorrected Proof/ARC in slick pictorial covers. Tight clean copy appears unread. No marks. Promotional photo and biographical/review material laid in at front. Superficial stress crease acrsoss the lower corner of the front cover. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
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29 Appleton II, Victor & Graham Kaye (Illust. ) Tom Swift and the Visitor From Planet X Tom Swift Jr Adventure #17
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1961 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Drawings; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 184 pages; 1st edition. Title list to jacket rear flap list to this title - #17 "Planet X". Tightly bound and exceptionally neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Tightly bound copy feels unread; no marks. Just light shelf evidence to jacket edges with a few tiny nicks and closed micro tears but with a longer 2 inch long closed tear and mild adjacent stress scrunch along the lower edge of the rear panel. Jacket rear panel lists to Hardy Boys Desert Giant. Handsome copy. NF/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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30 Appleton, Victor Don Sturdy in Lion Land or The Strange Clearing in the Jungle
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Rogers 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; 1929 Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. 1st edition. Dust jacket front flap lists just 9 Sturdy titles, as do interior lists at front of book and in catalog ads at rear. Plain white endpages. Original red cloth with title lettered in green with an outline of black at cover and in black at spine. Front board edges have light/moderate patchy silverfishing as does front edge of page block. Dust jacket clean and complete with some rubbing at the front flap fold and some light chipping at spine ends and tips. Pencil gidt inscription to front endpage is dated 1930. VG-/VG 1st edition. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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31 Appleton, Victor & Nat Falk (Illust. ) Tom Swift And The Television Detector; [Tom Swift #36]
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Glossy frontis and illustrated eps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 pages; In original thatched orange cloth with title lettering in black . Only one printing was issued by Grosset in the orange cloth binding; title list at front copyright lists 36 Swift titles ending with Television Detector and list at rear with 35 titles ending at Giant Magnet. Soundly bound copy with cloth at spine lightly sunned and fading, though with titles remaining bold. Orange top stain dulled and lightly dust soiled. A few light spots of soiling to spine. Prior owner name penned to front pictorial endpage; light soiling to front edge of page block and mild foxing to first two or three pages of front matter. Residue and mild abrasion from a small bookstore label in the gutter of the front pictorial endpage. Sound decent 1st edition, relatively uncommon. G++ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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32 Appleton, Victor, Pseud Don Sturdy with the Harpoon Hunters, Or, the Strange Cruise of the Whaling Ship.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by Nat Falk 
Frontis and lining sheets; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; 1935 Grosset & Dunlap. HC 1st edition of the last Sturdy title. Original thatched red cloth with titles stamped boldly in dark green to cover and spine. At spine a shield outlines "Author of Tom Swift Books." Binding sound and contents clean. Top edge stain is green, slightly faded. Just mild silverfish predation to the sizing of the cloth along the lower and front edge of the cover board. Cloth just a little crimped at spine ends; verysmall pin sized puncture to cloth mid-spine. At rear is a 4 page catalog of Sturdy, Swift, X Bar X and Hardy titles. Sturdy list has only 12 titles. Pictorial endsheets by Falk. Solid clean copy. VG- ... Removable heavy 4 mil mylar cover newly applied. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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33 Arkwright, William. The Pointer and His Predecessors; An Illustrated History of The Pointing Dog From the Earliest Times
London Arthur L. Humphreys 1902 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Very Good- 
; Tissue guarded photogravure plates on vellum; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 236 pages; One of a deluxe limited edition of 750 copies. Snugly bound in 1/4 heavy cram colored linen spine over green cloth boards, with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed. Lavishly illustrated with 39 photogravure plates after Rubens, Teniers, Wootton, Stubbs, Oudry, Alken, Shayer, G. & M. Earl, and others; printed on vellum with tissue guards. This copy lacks the limitation page and the front lining sheets have been refreshed. A spot of nicking to the cloth at crown and a pair of tiny nicks to the cloth at tail. Boards lightly to moderately bumped with superficial fray at front corners. Mild foxing to rear lining sheets and to most of the tissue guards. Generally quite bright and clean, and though lacking the limitation leaf, otherwise complete and attractive. VG- to VG thus ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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34 Armstrong, Louis Satchmo; My Life in New Orleans.
New York Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1954 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Soundly bound in original pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $3.50 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Spine very sligtly shelf cocked; small area of drip fade to the publisher's magenta colored top stain. Small department store ink name stamp and "copy #1" penned to top corner of the half-title page. No other marks; single page toward the end of text blcok had been neatly folded in half to mark place. Dust jacket lightly sun faded at spine' a couple of tiny closed tears to the top of the spine panel; faint mild tape ghosts to top edge of the rear and front pastedowns, presumably from where an old jacket protector ahd been taped over the jacket. G++/G++ or better 
Price: 40.00 USD
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35 Arnold, Edwin L. & Frank T. Merrill (Frontis) & Decorative Designers (Binding Art) Lepidus the Centurion
New York T. Y. Crowell 1901 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 305 pages; Soundly bound in a decorative prictorial trade binding from a design by Decorative Designers; terra cotta colored cloth with a pictorial standard of the Roman Republic to the cover. DD monogram at the base of the pictorial design. Cloth rubbed and just slightly frayed at top front corners; light shelf soiling to cloth boards. Snugly bound book is justs a little shelf cocked in the spine. Tissue guarded frontis on glossy stock from a design by Frank Merrill. Speculative novel. VG- 
Price: 39.00 USD
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36 Arnold, Nason H. and Griswold Tyng (Illust) Rusty's Travels; a Little Dog's Part in a Vacation
Boston Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; In publisher's dark brown cloth with decorative pictorial title designs to cover and spine in black. Binding art design "signed" with Tyng's monogram on the lower front corner of the board. Snug, clean copy; no marks. Cloth a little crimped at spine ends; a tiny nick to the cloth at crown. Expected mild toning to page stock. Solid and neat. VG+ 
Price: 24.95 USD
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37 Ashbery, John, and Schuyler, James A Nest of Ninnies
New York Dutton 1969 First Edition Hard cover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages; HC/DJ 1st printing. Square, snug and neat. No marks. Attractive bookplate to pastedown of noted modernist and Harlem Renaissance scholar, Bruce Kellner. Pictorial dust jacket lightly rubbed edges and spine ends with some minor chipping at spine ends and several micro length closed tears at edges. $4.95 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Attractive copy of the relatively uncommon 1st edition of this unusual novelistic collaboration. VG+/VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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38 Astor, John Jacob A Journey in Other Worlds; A Romance of the Future
New York D. Appleton and Company 1894 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Dan Beard; Kurtz 
B&W Illustrations on glossy stock from drawings ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 476 pages; HC 1st edition. Very handsome copy of this decoratively bound early science fiction novel by the wealthy business man, science enthusiast and Titanic victim, John Jacob Astor. In publisher's decorative trade binding of blue cloth with elaborate silver patterning to cover and spine, a silver solar system to rear board and title lettering brightly in gilt. Uniformly bright and neat with just a whisper of shelf evidence to the cloth at spine ends and corners. Coated light blue endpages are immaculate. Frontis by Kurtz and 9 plates on glossy stock, most from drawings by Dan Beard are immaculate. No marks. Astor speculates about Earth in 2000 and writes of several interplanetary journeys abourd the Callisto. His journey abord the Titanic much more tragic. Stellar copy. NF 
Price: 195.00 USD
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39 Atkinson, Rick Crusade; The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War
New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1993 0395602904 / 9780395602904 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Photographs and maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 575 pages; [SIGNED] Stout HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing, with complete number line. Superb copy is tightly bound and remarkably fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $24.95 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Signed by Atkinson on the title page and dated 4 Oct 2003. Archival mylar cover (removable) added to preserve the superb condition of the dust jacket. NF/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 110.00 USD
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40 Atwood, Margaret Cat's Eye
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1988 0771008171 / 9780771008177 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 421 pages; 1st edition, 1st printing. Inscribed and signed by Atwood on the half-title page. Snugly bound and clean in original color pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $24.95 Canadian issue price to unclipped front flap. Light general halo toning to the page stock typically found in the Canadian 1st printing. Mild toning to the whites of the jacket flaps and just mild shelf/handling rub to jacket edges. VG+/VG+; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.50 USD
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