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1 Karte Vorlaufige Ausgabe -- Blatt 20 -- Maltahohe-Rehoboth
Berlin Abteilung Der Landesaufnahme 1910 Paper on Heavy Linen Very Good Map 23.5 In Wide By 28.5 In High 
A German colonial era folding map showing a district in German Southwest Africa (contemporary Namibia.) Pastel paper, divided into 15 panels and mounted on cream-colored linen. Very clean, no tears. Shows some roads and topographical features, Scale of 1:400,000. Rehoboth, formerly a bantustan before independence. Maltahohe is in south-central Namibia. Other features shown incolude Uribuib-Gebirge and Haros-gebirge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Acton, Patricia Nassif Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Gainesville, Fl. Univ of Florida Press 1988 0813009081 / 9780813009087 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By Author
175 pp. Nearly new. An Orlando Sentinel review of the book was laid in front, leaving a yellowish acid shadow on the inside cover. Otherwise clean. Signed "Regards, Patricia Acton April 1989" on half-title page. Fascinating, detailed account of the lawsuit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings faced after publishing "Cross Creek" in 1942. Zelma Cason, a former friend and neighbor of Rawlings, resented the way she was depicted in the memoir, and sued for $100,000. Cason won the case on appeal but with only nominal damages. The four-year legal battle left Rawlings tired and depressed, but later on she resumed friendship with Cason. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Adler, Kathleen; Hirshler, Erica, and Weinberg, H. Barbara Americans in Paris 1860-1900
London National Galllery Co., Ltd. 2006 857093011525478 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket Art Catalog 4to -- 11 in High By 9.75 in Wide. 
288 pp. on heavy glossy stock, more t han 100 color plates, most full page. Corners curled and rubbed. Text clean. No spine creasing. Lightly read. An overview of American artists who did important work in Paris in the latter decades of the 19th century. The authors provide detailed history and description of more than 100 famous paintings. Book served as a catalog for an exhibition mounted in 2006-2007 at the National Gallery, London; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Front cover features a portion of Sargent's "Madame X." With bibliography and extensive notes on artists and painting. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Magazines That Make History: Their Origins, Development, and Influence, Angeletti, Norberto;Oliva, Alberto
4 Angeletti, Norberto;Oliva, Alberto Magazines That Make History: Their Origins, Development, and Influence
Gainesville, Florida, Univ Press of Florida 2004 0813027667 / 9780813027661 Trade Paperback As New Folio -- 11 in Tall By 8.75 in Wide 
407 pp. New, still in shrink wrap. A colorful, entertaining look at 8 publications that revolutionized the international magazine marketplace and shaped history as we knew it in the 20th century--Time, Der Spiegel, Life, Paris Match, National Geographic, Reader's Digest, Hola, and People. Front cover is a collage of memorable magazine covers, showing Marilyn Monroe, Prince Diana, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, et al. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Ashman, Chuck The Gospel According to Billy
Secaucus, N.J. Lyle Stuart Inc 1977 081802512 First Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
240 pp. An investigative reporter explores the lucrative aspects of Billy Graham's Crusade for Christ and finds less than inspiring methods of showmanship. Introduction by Rod McKuen. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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6 Brehm, Margrit, Ed. Alex Katz: American Landscape (English-German Edition)
Baden-Baden Germany Staatliche Kursthall Baden-Baden 1995 3896110004 / 9783896110008 First Thus Stiff Wraps Near Fine No Jacket Art Catalog 4to -- 11.5 In Tall, 9 in Wide 
144 glossy pp. in stiff wraps, with foldover flaps, 45 color plates and a few additional smaller reproductions. A catalog of an exhibition at Staatlich Kursthalle Baden-Baden in 1995 following an earlier gallery display in N.Y. Jochen Poetter assisted with the editing, and contributed an essay, "Something Hot Done in a Cool Way." Additional essays by Brehm, the curator, and Robert Starr. Text presented in both German and English. Include a checklist of paintings, chronology. Small light horizontal crease along bottom of front cover; ink marks on p. 15. Else clean and like new. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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7 Kondakova, Liudmila A World of Enchantment
Philadelphia Jenkintown Press 2001 0964808536 / 9780964808539 First Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to -- 11.5 Inches Tall By 14.5 Inches Wide By Author
143 pp. heavy coated stock, 160 color plates, index. Lengthy essay by retired Princeton art historian Sam Hunter. Exceptional quality, faint ripple along rear panel of dj, and faint scuffing on dj. Else perfect. Legible artist's signature on title page in blue ink. A handsome collection of luminescent romantic cityscapes by this Russian-born artist. Most show Paris, but also a few views of New York (Including the Twin Towers) and Venice. Hunter speaks of her monastic training and her spiritual iconographic approach to landscape painting. 
Price: 148.00 USD
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8 Stewart, Laura and Hupp, Susanne Historic Homes of Florida
Sarasota Florida Pineapple Press 2008 1561644179 Second Edition, 1st Printing Trade Papeback Very Good 4to -- 10 in Tall 
192 pp. on glossy stock, 1 exterior photo in color for each of the homes featured. A few corner creases, and several check marks in light pencil next to the names of the hotels. Slightly rippled and thumbed. Engaging, well-written guide to Florida's important historical residences that are still accessible to the public. You won't find Trump's Mar-a-lago mansion in this book, but many other mansions preserved as hotels, inns, museums or B&Bs. A 9-page introduction provides an quick but informative overview of Florida's architectural development. Several regional maps, index. No writing or highlighting in the text. An excellent guide for any traveler intending to explore Florida beyond the beaches and theme parks. Footnotes for each house give visiting hours and telephone numbers for more information. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Verne, Jules The Steam House
NY Charles Scibner's Sons 1907 Uniform Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in High 
Includes Part I, The Demon of Cawnpore, 262 pp., and Part II Tigers and Traitors, 257 pp. Red buckram-type cloth with black horizontal decorative bands. Dozens of full-page engraved illustrations including frontispiece "The fanatics sprang up." A few light-colored bleached out spots on rear cover, spine faded, but embossed design and faint gilt still visible. Rear hinge starting. Gilt all edge but soiled and darkened. Text clean, with a few foxing marks. No writing. Edge rubbing on spine and lower edge. Photos available upon request. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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