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Karte Von Togo -- B.1. Jendi

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berlin, Dietrich Reimer: 1907

Seller ID: 010037

Condition: Good

A German colonial folding map consisting of 18 separate panels of paper mounted on tan linen backing, printed in beige tones. Good condition, but somewhat fragile, with some tears between panels. Scale 1:200,000. Encompasses portion of former German colony of Togolan, roughly from latitude 9 degrees to 10 degrees and longitude 0 to 0 degrees 40'. Shows topographical features, plus towns, rail stations and dams. Place names in German and tribal languages. Regions shown, b... View more info

Detective Weekly Dec. 9, 1939 Issue

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Red Star News Co.:

Edition: Vol. 155, No. 2.

Seller ID: 005730

Condition: Fair +

11 stories and features. 112 browned pages. Tattered cover, binding still strong. Cover art shows man in fedora firing a handgun. Includes 3 "novelets -- " "At Arm's Length"by Erle Stanley Gardner; 'Pat and Mike and Murder" by William Brandon, and "Laugh, Clowns!" by Hugh B. Cave. Also a special feature by J. Edgar Hoover, "Problems of Law Enforcement. View more info

Karte Vorlaufige Ausgabe -- Blatt 20 -- Maltahohe-Rehoboth

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berlin, Abteilung Der Landesaufnahme: 1910

Seller ID: 009977

Condition: Very Good

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. Size: 23.5 In Wide By 28.5 In High View more info

Karte Von Deutsch Ostafrika -- E.5 Kissaki

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berlin, Reimer & Vohsen: 1902

Seller ID: 009978

Condition: Very Good

A German colonial folding map, using cartography of M. Moisel, showing the Kissaki region of the German East Africa colony (today a portion of Tanzania). Mostly beige pastels showing mountain ranges and other topographical features. Well preserved, no tears or stains. The 21-panel map, mounted on dark grey linen, folds to hip-pocket size. Area shown has coordinates of 36 to 38 degrees longitude and 7 to 8 degrees, 30 miniutes latitude. 1:3000,000 scale. Place names and t... View more info

Invitation to NASCAR Elvis Car 1998 Unveiling

By: Action Performance Cos. And Elvis Presley's Graceland

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Las Vegas Nevada, Action Peformance Cos: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005133

Condition: Very Good

Full color folded card invitation. Slight rubbing on corners. Very clean. overall. An unusual souvenir of crossover appeal to NASCAR and Elvis collectors. The predominantly black invitation, with Elvis's blue suede shoes spotlighted on the card's front, announces a Feb. 28, 1998 press reception at Caesar's Palace to show off Rusty Wallace's Elvis-themed Ford Taurus, which was to run in that year' Las Vegas 400 Nascar race. Wallace is listed as a participant, as is John F... View more info

A History of the United States

By: Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 1913

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 009785

Condition: Fair

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, no... View more info

A History of the United States

By: Adams, Charles Kendall and Trent , William P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Allyn and Bacon: 1922

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 010052

Condition: Good

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 Wash... View more info

Elegant Anecdotes and Bon-Mots of the Greatest Princes, Politicians, Philosophers, Orators and Wits of Modern Tiimes

By: Adams, Rev. John, A.M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, C. And G. Kearsley: 1794

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 010349

Condition: Fair

417 pp. Front board present but detached. Moderate to heavy rubbing and scuffing esp. to edges, ribbed spine and bumped corners. Three small bare spots on spine. Bookplate of "The Honorable Edward Monckton, Somerford Hall, County of Stafford" on inside cover and a portion of his signature is on the title page. (Monckton was a career British administrator in colonial India and a prominent Whig politician.) Text generally clean with remarkably little toning. Textbl... View more info

Sarajevo Photo Monograph

By: Ademovic, Fadil, Ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sarajevo, Sarajevo Zadrugar Newspaper Publishing House 1965: 1965

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002996

Condition: Very Good

173 pp. Chipping along bottom and top of dust jacket. Scuffing of front endpaper. No markings, binding sturdy. Light fading of beige cloth cover, but mylar has the cover mostly protected. A photo celebration of life, industry and culture in Sarajevo, especially in the 1945-65 period. Many full page plates, a few in color. With brief articles by about two dozen authors, translated into English, German, Russian, and French. The book apparently was a government project to p... View more info

A Memorial of Alice and Phoebe Cary

By: Ames, Mary Clemmer

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Hurd and Houghton: 1877

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005215

Condition: Very Good

351 pp. Small rip in green cloth in upper part of spine, light edge rubbing and fraying, especially on spine, and corners bumped, but overall, surprisingly fresh appearance to green cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Alice Cary protected by onion skin. Diagonal darkening of corners of first few pages, but main text very clean. One or two pencil marks in the poetry section. Gilt logo of Hurd and Houghton still bright on front cover. First half of the book is an admiring biog... View more info

Andre Duval Institute's Le Petit Duval

By: Andre Duval Institute

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Andre Duval Institute: 1974

Seller ID: 009067

Condition: Verty Good +

Subtitled: An introductory program in wine appreciation. 84 pp. on heavy green stock. Housed in a mottled maroon vinyl 3-wing notebook, with additional pages for displaying wine bottles and keeping notes. Grape design on lower right corner of front cover. Many illustrations and examples of wine labels. A seldom seen course guide. Deals primarily with German and French wines. Size: 8vo --8.75 in Tall View more info

This Religious Life

By: Anonymous (A Member of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, Sisters of the Holy Nativity: 1910

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010172

Condition: Very Good

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 By... View more info

I Love You, My Beloved

By: Azama-Edwards, Gwen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ormond Beach, Florida, Halifax Country Publisher: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005574

ISBN: 1424320194

Condition: Near Fine

90 pp. Inscribed, dated 1-4-07 "Donna-- May God continually bless and keep you. Gwen. A Christian devotional guide written by the wife of a Daytona Beach clergyman and a prominent member of Daytona's African-American community. She served several terms as city clerk and ran unsuccessfully for mayor. She also hosts a radio talk show and operates a consulting firm dealing with ethics in politics. Self-published. View more info

Surprise Stories

By: Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman & Co: 1924

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009180

Condition: Very Good

110 pp. Front cover faded to pale pink, rear cover less faded reddish pink, with edge wear. Corners and spine edges bumped. Text clean. Tape reinforcing the joints (possibly part of the original printing process -- the book is described as "unbreakable.") Previous owner's name "Josephine" in pencil on front endpaper (Association copy -- From the estate of newspaper publisher Herbert "Tippen" Davidson Jr.; likely a copy owned in childhood by his wi... View more info

Mr. Fortune's Practice

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton: 1924

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 009758

Condition: Fair

246 pp. Most of spine cloth gone, rubbing on edges and covers near spine. Text is good and joints sastisfactory although front joint is starting to crack. A deeply discounted scarce H.C. Bailey first edition. View more info

This is Mr. Fortune

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Crime Club Inc. (Doubleday, Doran): 1938

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 009925

Condition: Fair

279 pp. Lower half of spine cloth missing. Soil and 3 small rubbed spots on front board, larger rubbed area on rear board. Spine slant. Endpapers foxed. Text clean. Binding still sturdy. Pencil notes on endpaper. Collection of 6 Mr. Fortune short stories compiled for Crime Club Inc. CC corpse logo on front board. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

The Apprehensive Dog

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1942

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010169

Condition: Good

294 pp. Jacket rubbed along spine corner, pasted to faded scarlet boards. Stampings from Ideal Readers Library in Philadelpia. End page following p. 294 is excised. Published for Crime Club wth CC logo. In this Reggie Fortune novel, the doctor finds a nervous black spaniel can help him solve a woman's mysterious death in the village of Marstow, UK. End papers browned. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Mr. Fortune Finds a Pig

By: Bailey, H.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1943

Edition: First U.S Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010205

Condition: Very Good +

269 pp. Light soil to spine and edges, light rubbing along jacket spien edge. Mylar protector. Pencilled price on endpaper, no other markings. A Crime Club selection, price clipped on jacket. Jacket flap has war bonds ad, and introductory page says printing complied with wartime restrictions. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. View more info

Seeing England from the Fifty Yard Line

By: Baldwin, George H.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Georgetown, Connecticut, Spectacle Lane Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 002459

ISBN: 0930753208

Condition: Very Good +

200 pp. Nearly new. Inscribed by author: "To Sophie, a very special lady. George Baldwin." An American football coach recounts his retirement trip to England to coach a team in Colchester just learning American-style football. Baldwin is now a resident of Ormond Beach. Florida. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Travels of William Bartrram

By: Bartram, William

Price: $48.00

Publisher: New Haven Conn., Yale University Press: 1958

Edition: Naturalist's Edition.

Seller ID: 009338

Condition: Very Good +

727 pp., plus about 20 pp. of rear material (photos, maps). Gift inscripton on endpaper. No other markings. Firm binding. Light rubbing along spine joints and light scuffing to covers but still very handsome. Lacks jacket. Foldout map of Bartram's journeys in the South. Edited with commentary by Francis Harper, a researcher with John Bartram Association in Philadelphia. A compilation of Bartram's highly details travel diaries when he explored southern wilderness areas in... View more info