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Between the bullet and the lie; American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
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Between the bullet and the lie; American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

By Eby, Cecil

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. xxi, 342p. + 8p. photographs, first edition yellow cloth boards, colored pencil markings on rear pastedown endpaper, else very good condition in an edgeworn and dampstained dj.

$12.00

Xenophobia and immigration, 1820-1930
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Xenophobia and immigration, 1820-1930

By Curran, Thomas J.

Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1975. 214p., Library of Congress surplus stamp on front blank end paper, two additional stamps on verso of title page - no other markings.

$15.00

Five Star Final. A Melodrama in Three Acts. Preface by Herbert Bayard Swope
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Five Star Final. A Melodrama in Three Acts. Preface by Herbert Bayard Swope

By Weitzenkorn, Louis, playwright. Herbert Bayard Swope, introduction

New York: Samuel French, 1931. Hardcover. [x], 165p., titlepage printed in two colors, paperstock is nice soft alkaline stuff with no toning, hardbound first edition in openweave black cloth titled white, panelled in blind, top edge tinted green. Pleasant book production with sound hinges and no ownership or institutional marks, but badly sunned along spine; sunlight has wiped out color and titling from the spine panel and part of the top tint, and it is now simply grey with traces of eroded lettering. As is, a pleasant book to hold that will not beautify a bookshelf.

$75.00

Glenn Miller\'s Dance Folio. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. 15
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Glenn Miller's Dance Folio. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue. 15

By Miller, Glenn, compiler

New York: Mutual Music Society, Inc, 1943. Sheet_music. 47p., plus [2]p. publisher's ads, profuse musical notation with lyrics, printed on semi-alkaline jpaperstock (slightly toned), staplebound in 12x9 inch pictorial wraps. The spinefold is quite abraded with an inch-long split at the heel; general edgewear with a couple short closed tears, crimping and remnants of a long-gone sticker, plus a seller's numeral written in ink.. Textblock within is clean, sound and unmarked, a good (good-only) copy. Starts with "String of Pearls" (with a copyright of 1942) and includes "It 's Great To Be an American" ('41). Internal evidence shows this indeed to be a product of 1943: there are no later copyright dates, and a laudatory prefatory page mentions only his early struggles and his current immense popularity. FYI, his younger brother Herb was orchestra leader at Pacific Grove High School and we PG-ians noticed he didn't like to talk about Glenn, dead or alive.

$15.00

The Heckman Story
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The Heckman Story

By Pelkey, Mildred (Heckman), compiler and editor

no city, NE: Self-published by the author, 1978. Paperback. Unpaginated, consisting in 214 charts reproduced four to a page recto and verso, plus several hand-drawn line maps, a dozen plates from period photography, a terminal index, and prefatory materials: perhaps eighty pages in all, softbound in a generic paper folder with printed titling. Contents are good with milld signs of handling and some foxing to text margins; cover is worn with handling, dust-soiled with small stains, and the overlapping edges bear numerous short closed tears. The quintessential "reading copy" Pelkey starts with nutshell background, what was going on: the Thirty Years War, crimes against agriculturists by state and church, a mass exodus from the Pfalz or "Palatinate of the Rhine

$30.00

Hawaii as the Camera Sees It. 5th Edition
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Hawaii as the Camera Sees It. 5th Edition

Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin / Hawaii Tourist Bureau, 1936. Magazine. Unpaginated, about 100p., softbound tourist- and investment-bait newsmagazine-style in 12.5x10 inch color wraps. Profuse captioned b&w photoreproductions on semi-coated paperstock, brief introductory text. A complete but somewhat damaged copy: both covers seriously silverfished with a number of small marginal perforations to front cover; just inside find a lower-margin hole that penetrates a half-dozen margins before it peters out, here the silverfish may have been riding a bookworm. Else good, with a lot of period camerawork rather indifferently reproduced, and the pleasant cover illustration not too badly damaged. Dated from census stats quoted in the introduction. The publishers ascribed are our guesswork per photo-credits.

$25.00

San Leandro Cherry Festivals of the past
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San Leandro Cherry Festivals of the past

By Herman, Ilene

San Leandro: City of San Leandro, 1986. Paperback. 51p., short historical sketches accompanied by vintage photos of all the festivals from 1892-1986, printed on coated alkaline paperstock and softbound in 11x8.5 inch decorated cardstock wraps. Somewhat edgeworn with light creasings near spine, cover pulling away from textblock along lower third of endsheet (the binding glue becoming brittle), a good (good-only) copy. Laid in, find a program / schedule of events printed on legal-size sheet of tomato- (well, cherry-) tomato-red stock with promotional generalities on one side and detailed listings and plat map of the city on its verso, this item folded in half and fine.

$20.00

The Spirit of St.Louis Presentation edition
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The Spirit of St.Louis Presentation edition

By Lindbergh, Charles A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Hardcover. Copy no. 463, authorial signature on a special printed insert giving numeral (but not number of the total run) per Scribner protocol. A handsome thick volume with top edge tint and b&w endpapers, nice production a little more substantial than the trade edition; this presentation edition is hardbound in maroon cloth titled silver-gilt, and is enclosed in a close-fitting acetate dust jacket that appears original to this particular issue. Our acetate jacket is a little rubbed with age, and the top margin bears four tiny breaks, two at each upper corner-tip and two more (shallow chips) to rim of spine. The book itself is quite sound, only very slightly edgeworn (it was well protected by this dj), has a touch of thumb-soil to foredge and fading to top tint.

$1100.00

Kateri Tekakwitha
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Kateri Tekakwitha

By Bunson, Margaret and Matthew

Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Books, 1993. Paperback. 56p., 8.5x10.75 inches, color illustrations, very good first edition paperback in blue pictorial wraps. Saints You Should Know series. A biography of the Iroquois girl converted to Catholicism geared toward young readers.

$15.00

The Jews in American history, 1654-1865
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The Jews in American history, 1654-1865

By Foner, Philip S.

New York: International Publishers, 1945. Paperback. 96p., edge worn and soiled wraps, 1/2 inch closed tear on front wrap, else good condition. *Seidman F174.

$10.00

The Bug. Published monthly by the enlisted personel of the United States Coast Guard Training Station -- Atlantic City, New Jersey [2 issues] February and March 1944
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The Bug. Published monthly by the enlisted personel of the United States Coast Guard Training Station -- Atlantic City, New Jersey [2 issues] February and March 1944

By Bennett, Charles C., editor

Two separate magazines together as a small lot, Feb @ 28p., March @ 32p. Slick magazine format with coated alkaline paper chockablock with journalistic reportage, sportswriting, cartoons, ads and a pin-up, rather like a school yearbook but meatier. Expect mild handling wear, ownership name lightly inked on covers, no markings, excisions or damage within: good copies.

$20.00

Our Town. Compiled by the Officers of the Landmands National Bank. Censored by the Officers of the Kimballton Welfare Club
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Our Town. Compiled by the Officers of the Landmands National Bank. Censored by the Officers of the Kimballton Welfare Club

Kimballton IA: Kimballton Welfare Club, 1920. 32p., sepia presswork on tinted alkaline paperstock, softbound, a 9.5x6.5 inch staplefastened pamphlet; illustrated with period photography, half of the town, the rest mugshots. Cover somewhat handled and crimped, textblock less so but has suffered a two-inch scratch to titlepage (slightly affects title photo). A good-only copy. Dated from remarks such as the war just being over. Presume that the "Welfare Club" is a Chamber of Commerce in vitro or in disguise. The "censoring" that it appears Club officers did was to amplify virtues of shops that bought ads ("The West & Esbeck Garage is one of the finest buildings in town and one of the most up to date garages in this section of the country" and just generally be silly.

$20.00

Scientific American, The Monthly Journal of Practical Information. April, 1923
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Scientific American, The Monthly Journal of Practical Information. April, 1923

New York: the journal, 1925. Magazine. Pp.217-288, staplebound magazine in 14x11 inch wraps, rough copy with edgewear, abrasion, dusty soiling and un-erasible seller's price to covers; inside, the center leaf is detached from staples, which are rusty. However, item is complete, without excisions or markings within, ads intact and so forth. A fair-only copy. Find discussion/ illustration of Pompeii dig, irrigation in Australia, some mighty strange aircraft on p243 (including a proto helecopter & a giant four-winged French plane).

$17.00

Statement of Faith and Purpose: Truth in History Ministries proclaiming Jesus Christ Prophet Priest and King
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Statement of Faith and Purpose: Truth in History Ministries proclaiming Jesus Christ Prophet Priest and King

By Jennings, Charles A.

Springdale, AR: Truth in History Ministries, 2003. 8.5x11 inch sheet folded into 3 two-sided panels, color illus., smear on two panels, else very good. Tract #29. Christian Identity tract laying out beliefs of the sect, such as: "We believe that the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Celtic, Scandinavian and related peoples are the only people that fulfill all the prophetic earmarks that identify them with being the liternal physical descendants of the ancient people of Old Testment history known as Israelites...

$15.00

Scientific American, The Monthly Journal of Practical Information. Eighty-first Year. April, 1925
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Scientific American, The Monthly Journal of Practical Information. Eighty-first Year. April, 1925

New York: the journal, 1925. Magazine. Pp.217-288, staplebound magazine in 14x11 inch wraps, a somewhat rough copy but complete and without excisions or markings, ads intact, staples okay, &c. Cover has an inch-square chip at the heel not affecting graphic (eclipse), an abraded spinefold with a 4-inch split. A fair to good copy.

$20.00

Des Suisses pas comme les Autres; et au bout de la terre Etats-Unis, Afrique du Sud, Singapour, Amerique du Sud, Australie: Reportages. Preface de Walter Weideli, Dessins de Jean Augagneur
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Des Suisses pas comme les Autres; et au bout de la terre Etats-Unis, Afrique du Sud, Singapour, Amerique du Sud, Australie: Reportages. Preface de Walter Weideli, Dessins de Jean Augagneur

By Duval, Jean-Francois / Jean-Pierre Grenon / Jacques Legeret

Zürich: Construire, 1983. Paperback. 198p., illustrated with simple collages and a substantial b&w insert section of period photography. Softbbound in 9x5.5 inch wraps with a cartooned cover picture (Swiss man turning into butterfly), quite a good copy with a presentation inscription on the first blank, otherwise slightest signs of handling and age.

$15.00

The Third Opinion: a story of faith and family
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The Third Opinion: a story of faith and family

By Mikita, J. Stephen

Atlanta: Wings Pub, 2000. Paperback. vii, 197p., foreword, introduction, very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Memoir of a disabled from birth assistant attorney general for the state of Utah.

$12.00

Irene, Or, The Life and Fortunes of a Yankee Girl, a tale in eight cantos
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Irene, Or, The Life and Fortunes of a Yankee Girl, a tale in eight cantos

By Allen, Dr. B. F.

Joliet IL: Signal Printing Office, for the author, 1878. Hardcover. xii, 167p., hardbound in 7x4.5 inch green cloth boards cover-titled gilt and panelling in blind. Casing is faintly dust-soiled with a few touches of silverfishing, else near-immaculate; the matte brown endsheets unmarred, the textblock completely sound. The superb condition is partly accounted for by the drear of the verse; however, author's terminal notes are of mild historical interest, as in "trivia". Even a doughty reader may require a Bukowski pick-up after a canto or two.

$15.00

The rise of the American nation, 1789-1824
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The rise of the American nation, 1789-1824

By Franklin, Francis

New York: International Publishers, 1943. Hardcover. 288p., frontis-map, preface, reference notes, bibliography, index, very good in black cloth boards, gilt, and heavily-worn and chipped dj.

$12.00

The Truman administration and the problems of postwar labor, 1945-48
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The Truman administration and the problems of postwar labor, 1945-48

By McClure, Arthur F.

Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1969. Hardcover. 267p., preface, introduction, conclusions, bibliography, index, chapter endnotes, ownership name, very good first edition in black cloth boards, sunning to bottom edge, price-clipped dj with two-inch closed tear on front panel.

$25.00

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