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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, besides Jendi, include Konkomba, Dago, Nanumba, Gondjanta, Tschokossi, Bapure. Several rubber stampings on linen backside of m... 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 Force of the Natl Hot Rod Assn., and both are pictured in oval mug shots. A closeup of a young Elvis in a black leather racing... View more info

A History of the United States

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

Price: $8.00

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, not a print-on-demand fascimile. Text is divided into 725 chronological topics, each about a page or half-page .Period covered ... View more info

A History of the United States

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

Price: $18.00

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 Washington. Manny pastel colored maps of US. This is a genuine high-school textbook of the 1920s, not a print-on-demand fascimile... 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. Textblock still strong and in one piece. The selections come from such 18th century worthies as the Prince of Wales, Peter the Grea... View more info

Sarajevo Photo Monograph

By: Ademovic, Fadil, Ed.

Price: $70.00

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 promote patriotism and commemmorate the 20th anniversary of Sarajevo's liberation in World War 2. The preface gives this wildl... 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 biography of the Cary sisters, poets who were popular in the mid 19th century. Raised on a farm in Ohio, they showed unusual femi... 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

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 wife, Josephine Field Davidson, deceased executive editor and co-publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal). Front cover colo... 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

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 the 1770s. Some 250 pages are devoted to an annotated index of Bartram's observations, including species' Latin names. Many ... View more info

The Pretty Lady

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Co.: 1918

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005224

Condition: Good +

328 pp. Lightly faded spot, about the size of a half dollar, in upper right corner of blue cloth on front cover. Front hinge starting. Light soil to cover and spine.Rubbing on spine edges. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall View more info

The Doctor is In

By: Berquist, Maurice

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Anderson, Indiana, Warner Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 003985

ISBN: 087162253X

Condition: Very Good +

179 pp. Red leatherette like cloth with intact gilt lettering. Inscribed by author, "To Marian, We are so thankful for your friendship through the years -- the memories of all your work refreshes us -- and encourages us. Bless you, Maurice Berquist, 2/27/82" An inspirational guide to Christian life illustrated with Peanuts comic strip characters and allusions to Charlie Brown's daily struggles. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Private Life of Henry VIII

By: Biro, Lajos and Wimperis, Arrthur; Betts, Ernest, Ed.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1934

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009662

Condition: Good +

108 pp., plus 8 pp. advertising matter. Frontispiece of Charles Laughton in role as king. Some soil to orange cloth, small rubbed areas at top of spine and upper right front cover. Light foxing to end papers. shadow of artistic bookplate. Editor's introoduction states it is the "first complete script of a British film to be published in book form. Text slightly toned but still bright. No markings. Spine darkened. Size: 12mo --7.5 In Tall View more info

Gary Bolding: From Window to Wall

By: Bolding, Gary

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Lakeland, Florida, Polk Museum of Art: 2006

Inscription: Inscribed By Artist

Seller ID: 0503003734

Condition: Fine

24 pp. Nearly new. Inscribed by artist and dated 2006. 17 color plante. A catalog of a Gary Bolding painting exhibition from October 2006 to January 2007. Essay by Roberta Smith Favis. An introduction to the exhibition states: "For more than 20 years, Gary Bolding has worked toward creating exquisitely polished, often surrealistic paintings that take thoughtful, but humorous looks at art historical and pop culture references. In paintings such as Man with a Flaming Wiener, he packs together layer upon layer of self-referential and more broadly cultural material. Most recently, however, Bol... View more info

Daddy's Bed Time Animal Stories

By: Bonner, Mary Graham

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes Co.: 1916

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009449

Condition: Very Good

120 pp., plus frontispiece and 3 full-page color illustrations. Rubbing on most of rear cover and spine edges. Front cover has colored oval pastedown showing a Mother Rabbit in a chair with a baby rabbit in her lap. A first name in pencil on front endpaper, and a couple of squiggles on rear endpapers. No markings in text, which is lightly toned. A collection 40 very short stories about various talking animals, including Br'er Rabbit, Billy Porcupine, Billy Beaver, the Gloomy Gnu, the Waltzing Mice, the Big Dog who was Frightened by a Bug, et al. Each story has a thumbnail b&w drawing at its be... View more info

The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology

By: Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Laguna Beach, California, Literary Arts Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Co-editor

Seller ID: 010354

Condition: Near Fine

136 pp. in stiff wraps. Very clean; one small red ink mark on top edge near spine. Signed and inscribed by poet and co-editor Mitsuye Yamada on p. 11. Editors describe the collection as the first effort to assemble an anthology of contemporary poetry by unknown writers in Orange County, California. Brander, in the introduction, acknowledges Orange County's inferiority complex about being a cultural desert. More than 80 writers are represented. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info