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1 Lot of 2 Pope John Paul II Prayer Cards
Near Fine Ephemera 4 in Tall By 2.25 in Wide 
Two wallet-sized prayer cards honoring Pope Paul John II One shows a glossy color photo of the pope with staff, conferring a blessing. Text on rear side reads: In Memoriam His Holiness Pope John Paul II with a "Be Not Afraid" passage giving highlights of his church career. The other, a two-color head & shoulders oval photo was printed in Italy on the occasion of his beatification May 1, 2011. Fancy border, imitating crochet work. Photos available on request. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 Set of 4 Saint Prayer Cards
Card Stock Very Good Ephemera 2.5 In Wide By 4 in High 
Four prayer cards in glossy color, honoring St. Andrew, St. Christopher bearing the Christ child, St. Theresa with cross and rose bouquet and St. Michael the Archangel in battle, stepping on the head of Satan. Prayers on the reverse side of each card.Theresa card bent on bottom corner; others are flat. All distributed by the Autom religious products company. 
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3 The Junior Instructor Book -- Book 1
Faux Leather Cloth Fair No Jacket Textbook Folio -- 12 in Tall 
219 pp. on coated stock. Heavy rubbing on corners of light green boards. Spine faded and rubbed. Dozens of small cartoon like sketches embossed into cover. First few pages loose and defaced with pencil scribbles. Most of text clean. Title and copyright pages missing, but this appears to be an F.A. Owens reader from the early 1940s. Scores of articles, poems and short stories for children in the 4 to 10 age bracket. Numerous two-color illustrations. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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4 Abraham, Ken Hot Trax: Devotions for Guys
Old Tappan, N.J. Fleming H. Revell Co. 1986 0800752422 / 9780800752422 Trade Paperback Very Good  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
151 pp. Christian inspirational messages for male teens, written by the drummer of the music group Abraham. Some of the "trax" titles are: The Last American Virgin, Party All the Time, How to Pick a Hit and the High Cost of Loving.  
Price: 2.00 USD
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5 Abramovitz, Mimi Regulating the Lives of Women: Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present
Boston South End Press 1988 0896083292 / 9780896083295 5th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo --8 in Tall 
406 pp. Reference notes follow each chapter. Index. Close to new, spine uncreased, tight. A compelling historical overview detailing how women often have been the losers as various welfare reforms have been tried in the American political system. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Almost Perfect, Adams, Alice
6 Adams, Alice Almost Perfect
New York Washington Square Press (Pocket Books) 1998 0671020692 / 9780671020699 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Good 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
243 pp. Toned pages, rubbed spot on front cover corner. Light roughness near bottom edge. No markings. Includes a Washington Square Press guide for reading groups. A tale of a woman who falls in love with a rich commercial artist who seems "almost perfect." Gradually the protagonist begins to realize the perils of her infatuation. Deemed by the NY Times a "notable book." 
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7 Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P. A History of the United States
Boston Allyn and Bacon 1913 Revised Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket Textbook 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
566 pp. Binding loose, a few pages detached but laid in. Preliminary blank pages filled with pencil notes. A few scattered pencil notes within text. Spine edges rubbed, dark gray cloth covers rubbed and titling partly gone. Brownish stain in center of pp. 46 to 71. Still satisfactory as a reading or reference copy. Frontispiece shows Gilbert Stuart's oval portrait of George Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook circa 1913, not a print-on-demand fascimile. Text is divided into 725 chronological topics, each about a page or half-page .Period covered extends from explorers' voyages in 15th, 16th and 17th centuries to the Taft administration. Additional rear matter includes texts of Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Numerous head-and-shoulders illustrations of U.S. leaders. Co-author Trent in a preface said the late C.K. Adams wanted a history textbook that included more favorable viewpoints about British imperialists, Confederate rebels and the importance of westward migration. However, the authors weren't reticent about inserting their own opinions throughout the textbook. For example, they commended Theodore Roosevelt for taking military control of Cuba in 1906, noting that many Cuban planters favored complete annexation by the U.S. (Topic 695) This book was part of the Allyn and Bacon Textbook Series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P. A History of the United States
Boston Allyn and Bacon 1922 Revised Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Textbook 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
572 pp. plus 50 pp. additional appendices and index. Rear endpapers cracked, but textblock still loosely attached. Pencil diagram on rear endpaper, otherwise nearly clean. PP. 96-97 has brownish stain from a pressed flower. Light speckling of disclored dots on front cover. Dark gray cloth covers rubbed and spine titling mostly gone. Later edition that covers US presidential admilnistrations through Harding. Frontispiece shows Gilbert Stuart's oval portrait of George Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook of the 1920s, not a print-on-demand fascimile. Text is divided into 730 chronological topics, each about a page or half-page .Period covered extends from explorers' voyages in 15th, 16th and 17th centuries to the Harding administration. Additional rear matter includes texts of Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Numerous head-and-shoulders illustrations of U.S. leaders. Co-author Trent in a preface said the late C.K. Adams wanted a history textbook that included more favorable viewpoints about British imperialists, Confederate rebels and the importance of westward migration. However, the authors weren't reticent about inserting their own opinions throughout the textbook. For example, they commended Theodore Roosevelt for taking military control of Cuba in 1906, noting that many Cuban planters favored complete annexation by the U.S. (Topic 695) This book was part of the Allyn and Bacon Textbook Series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Adams, Douglas Mostly Harmless
New York Harmony Books (Crown Publishers) 1992 0517577402 / 9780517577400 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
277 pp. Tight and bright, no markings. 5th book in the Hitchhiker's Guide series as the daughter of Arthur Dent continues her quest to learn about her mother. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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10 American Orchid Society Handbook on Orchid Culture
Cambridge Massachusetts American Orchid Society 1982 Revised Stapled Softcover Good + Handbook 8mo -- 9 in Tall 
80 pp. on glossy stock including 25 pp. of advertising matter at rear. Dozens on color photos. Very pale yellow highlighting of a few paragraphs on about a dozen pages. Rest of text clean. Corner crease on front cover. Overall, every little wear. A collection of about 50 short articles, some on orchid cultivation in general, others pertaining to particular species. A revised edition of a handbook first published by the societyin 1971. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Amory, Cleveland The Cat Who Came for Christmas
NY Penguin Books 1995 0140252738 / 9780140252736 Later Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo-7.75 in Tall 
240 pp. Light wear, corner crease and thumbing. Text clean. Amory tells how he was tamed by an alley cat he dubbed Polar Bear. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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The Loyal Opposition: Struggling with the Church on Homosexuality, Amy DeLong; Tex Sample, Eds.
12 Amy DeLong; Tex Sample, Eds. The Loyal Opposition: Struggling with the Church on Homosexuality
Abingdon Press 2000 0687084253 / 9780687084258 3rd Printing Trade Papeback Very Good + 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
204 PP. appendices. Close to new, spine uncreased. No markings in text. 12 articles by gay-affirming Methodists who are resisting the United Methodist Church doctrine that excludes non-celibate gays from ministry. The denomiination's General Conference voted in 2016 to continue studying possible changes to its Book of Discipline over the next four years. A particularly powerful article describes the wrenching experience of a pastor who had to deal with the sudden suicide of a closeted gay man in his congregation. 
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13 Andersen, Hans Christian A Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday Direct 1974 0880299436. / 9780880299435 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
528 pp. Translated by Eric Christian Haugaard. Part of Guild America Books series. Pencil check marks on table of contents page, previous owner's ID and address in ink on front end paper. Otherwise clean. A collection of 72 Andersen tales, with preface. Mermaid on colored dust jacket. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Where Angels Walk: True Stories of Heavenly Visitors, Anderson, Joan Wester
14 Anderson, Joan Wester Where Angels Walk: True Stories of Heavenly Visitors
NY Ballantine Books 1993 0345383389 / 9780345383389 13th Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine 12mo - 7.25 in Tall By 7.25 in Wide. 
241 pp., bibliography. Close to new. Previous owner's gift inscription on half title page. No other markings. Accounts of help received from guardian angels, including the experience of Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch evangelist who believed angels saved her life and helped her dispense medicine in a Nazi concentration camp. Also a general discussion of the angel phenomenon. Highly readable. 
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15 Anonymous (A Member of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity) This Religious Life
Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin Sisters of the Holy Nativity 1910 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket Ex Library 16mo -- 5.5 In Tall 
74 pp. Rubbed spine edge and dime-sized discolored spot at mid-spine, corners dinged. Else very clean and sturdy palm-sized book with bright gilt titling, cross design and Hebrew characters within the cross. Endpaper stampings indicating it once was the property of the Convent of Saint Helena in Newburgh, N.Y. An essay describing the challenges of being an Episcopal nun. Delivered at the 1906 conference of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, held in South Byfield, Massachusetts. The author is not identified by name, simply as a nun in the Sisters of the Holy Nativity (an order based in Fond du Lac, Wisc, with a retreat house in Bayshore, N.Y.) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Anonymous Editor Favorite Poems Selected from English and American Authors
New York Thomas W Crowell & Co. 1894 Later Printing Leather Fair No Jacket Anthology 12mo -- 6.5 in Tall 
336 pp. Textblock detached from flexible brown leather cover with chipping at spine's bottom. Front cover embossed with a floral design. Thin leather end papers torn. Textblock itself is still fairly sturdy. Mostly clean, a few underlinings. Endpaper dated 1926 in ink. Many popular poems from the 19th century by poets such as Thomas Gray, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe and Lord Byron. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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17 Armstrong, Charlotte Lemon in the Basket
NY Coward, McCann & Geogheghan 1967 Likely Book Club Edition Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
256 pp. Spine moderately slanted, binding firm. Clean yellow cloth, no markings in text. A suspense tale about a boy who is a royal heir in the Mideast who comes to the United States for heart surgery.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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18 Armstrong, Harry, Ed. Spiritual Life Songs
NY Abingdon-Cokesbury Press Trade Paperback Fair No Jacket Hymnal 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
142 pp.+ Front cover and title page detached. Rest of textblock secure. Previous owner's name near top of front cover. Previous owner's stamping on inside cover. Several red checkmarks next to song titles. A useful easy to carry paperback containing many of the popular hymns and revival tunes of U.S. Christianity in the 1920s and 30s. Many have a born-again theme. Not dated, but war production board stamp indicates it was published in the 1940s. Pages toned but very legible. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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19 Armstrong, Jennifer Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic
NY Crown Publications 2000 0517800918 / 9780517800911 First Edition Glossy Colored Boards Fine Near Fine Young Adult Foliio -- 14 in Tall Maughan, William 
32 pp. as new. Oversized, colorful account of the 2014 heroic expedition to the Antarctic, led by Sir Ernest Shackleford. Written for young-adult readers. With historical photographs, charts and full-page color illustrations of the icebound ship. Slight scratching to the dj. No markings in text. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Asimov, Isaac Forward the Foundation
NY Doubleday 1993 0385247931 / 9780385247931 Book Club Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
341 pp. Small x mark on front endpaper, no other markings. Sticker residue on dj. Else very clean, edgewear on dj. Binding firm, text bright. Asimov provides the 7th and final installment of the Foundation series, telling how alter ego Hari Seldon deals with the decline of the Galactic Empire. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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