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HOYLE'S GAMES
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HOYLE'S GAMES

By Hoyle, Edmond

Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, 1845. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 3/4 x 4 1/2, 269 pgs. A neat old game rule book contains the rules and practice of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Quinze, Vingt-Un, Cassino, Put, All Fours, Pope Joan, Thirty-One, Brag, Commerce, Cribbage, Matrimony, Chess, Catch the Ten, Billiards, Tennis, Goff, or Golf, Horse-Racing, and many more 19th century games.

$100.00

A STREAK OF LUCK; The Life & Legend of Thomas Alva Edison
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A STREAK OF LUCK; The Life & Legend of Thomas Alva Edison

By Conot, Robert

New York: Seaview Books, 1979. Hardcover. Good+ in Good+ DJ. 6 x 9 1/2, 565 pgs, notes, index, two sections of b&w historical photos. The life and legend of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific scientist in history and, at one time, the best-known American in the world.

$10.00

THE UNITED STATES 1830-1850; The Nation and Its Sections
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THE UNITED STATES 1830-1850; The Nation and Its Sections

By Turner, Frederick Jackson

New York: Peter Smith, 1950. Hardcover. Good. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 614 pgs, index, maps. The final work of this great American historian who opened up a new period in interpreting the history of the United States by emphasizing the importance of the frontier in shaping American culture. Copious neat pencilled underlining and some neat margin notes. Clear plastic cover.

$12.00

MACHINE GUN KELLY'S LAST STAND
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MACHINE GUN KELLY'S LAST STAND

By Hamilton, Stanley

Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Good+ in Good+ DJ. 6 x 9, 236 pgs, index, bibliography, b&w photos. Based on newspaper reports, court transcripts, literary accounts, and recollections of participants, the author chronicles the abduction of Oklahoma City businessman Charles Urschel in 1933 and his transport to a desolate hideout in Texas. Ex-library with minimal markings.

$15.00

ALL THE SHAH'S MEN; An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
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ALL THE SHAH'S MEN; An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

By Kinzer, Stephen

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003. Third printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ. 6 x 9, 258 pgs, index, bibliography, notes, section of b&w photos. Operation Ajax, as the plot was code-named, reshaped the history of Iran, the Middle East, and the world. It restored Mohammad Reza Shah to the Peacock Throne, allowing him to impose a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The Islamic Revolution, in turn, inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists who thrived under its protection.

$12.00

HERO OF THE EMPIRE; The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill
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HERO OF THE EMPIRE; The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill

By Millard, Candice

New York: Doubleday, 2016. First edition, later printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ. 6 x 9 1/2, 381 pgs, index, section of b&w historical photos. Churchill's experience as a prisoner in the Boer War is the jumping off point of this book, and the author puts her narrative gifts to work as she describes his harrowing escape, setting the man in his time, and illustrating the man to describe his times.

$12.00

YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE, 1946-1952
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YEARS OF TRIAL AND HOPE, 1946-1952

By Truman, Harry S.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956. Book Club. Hardcover. Good+ in Good+ DJ. 5 1/2 x 8, 594 pgs, index. Volume Two of Truman's memoirs.

$15.00

THE OXFORD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

By Morison, Samuel Eliot

New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. Third printing. Hardcover. Good. 6 x 9, 1152 pgs, index, b&w maps, illustrations and photos. From America's native Indian sons, through the European discovery, the Spaniards, the forming of the colonies, decade by decade and war by war, a comprehensive history of the U.S.

$10.00

A TEXTBOOK OF GYNECOLOGY

By Curtis, M.D., Arthur Hale

Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1946. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, 755 pgs, index, b&w and color illustrations. Neat old med school textbook. One notation neatly underlined.

$20.00

THE PRACTICE OF OBSTETRICS; Designed for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine

By Edgar, J. Clifton

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1908. Third revised. Hardcover. Good+. 7 x 10, 1071 pgs, b&w and a few colorized illustrations. The author was a professor of obstetrics and clinical midwifery in the Cornell University Medical College; a visiting obstetrician to the Emergency Hospital of Bellevue Hospital in New York City; a surgeon in the Manhattan Maternity and Dispensary, and a consulting obstetrician to the New York Maternity Hospital. Neat old reference book. Binding cracked but holding well.

$25.00

DIFFICULT DIAGNOSIS; A Guide to the Interpretation of Obscure Illness
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DIFFICULT DIAGNOSIS; A Guide to the Interpretation of Obscure Illness

By Roberts, M.D., H.J.

Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 6 x 9 1/2, 913 pgs, index, b&w and color photos. Book in two parts: Part I - Groupings of Related Diseases Frequently Producing Puzzling Illness & Part II - A Classification and Analysis of Useful Diagnostic Procedures.

$80.00

ANATOMICAL ATLAS OF OBSTETRICS; With Special Reference to Diagnosis and Treatment

By Schaeffer, Dr. Oskar, edited by J. Clifton Edgar, A.M., M.D.

Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders & Company, 1901. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 1/2 x 7, 315 pgs, index, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Neat old medicine and midwifery reference book.

$70.00

JOURNALING FOR WOMEN; Write, Doodle, Scribble! and Meet Yourself Up Close
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JOURNALING FOR WOMEN; Write, Doodle, Scribble! and Meet Yourself Up Close

By Bellinger, Cindy

Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 2007. First edition. Paperback. Very Good+. 8 x 11, 126 pgs. The author encourages women of all ages to use writing, doodling and downright scribbling for getting to know themselves. Her "lean in close" techniques brim with layers of self-discovery. "There's nothing better than finding a piece of your own truth," she says.

$10.00

NORA; The Real Life of Molly Bloom
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NORA; The Real Life of Molly Bloom

By Maddox, Brenda

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. 6 x 9, 472 pgs, index, notes, bibliography. In 1904, having known each other for only three months, a young woman named Nora Barnacle and a not yet famous writer named James Joyce left Ireland together for Europe -- unwed. So began a deep and complex partnership, and eventually a marriage, which endured for thirty-seven years. This is the true story of Nora, the woman who, transformed by Joyce's imagination, became Molly Bloom, arguably the most famous female character in twentieth-century literature.

$10.00

NORTH AMERICAN CANOE COUNTRY
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NORTH AMERICAN CANOE COUNTRY

By Rutstrum, Calvin

New York: Collier, 1979. First, thus. Trade Paperback. Good. Originally published in 1964. 6 x 9, 216 pgs, b&w illustrations by Leslie Kouba. Far more than a handbook, this is a mater's view of the canoeing art: water & canoe selection, methods of survival, the mystery and peace of the wilds, and more.

$10.00

75 HIKES IN NEW MEXICO
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75 HIKES IN NEW MEXICO

By Martin, Craig

Seattle: Mountaineers, 1997. Second printing. Paperback. Good+. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, 208 pgs, b&w photos and maps. A variety of trails that will lead you to Southwest ghost towns ancient ruins and much more.

$8.00

HIKING LAS VEGAS; 60 Hikes Within 60 Minutes of the Strip
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HIKING LAS VEGAS; 60 Hikes Within 60 Minutes of the Strip

By Whitney, Branch

Las Vegas, NV: Huntington Press, 1997. Paperback. Very Good. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 271 pgs, b&w photos. Covers 40 hikes in Red Rock Canyon and 20 hikes at Mt. Charleston, selected to accommodate beginning, experienced, and advanced hikers equally.

$8.00

FEARLESS ON EVEREST; The Quest for Sandy Irvine
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FEARLESS ON EVEREST; The Quest for Sandy Irvine

By Summers, Julie

Seattle: Mountaineers, 2000. Paperback. Very Good+. 6 x 9, 290 pgs, index, three sections of b&w historical photos. Mallory's climbing partner for the final assault on Mount Everest, a revealing story of this fearless young adventurer whose life and death linked him with one of the greatest mountaineering legends of all time.

$12.00

HOW TO BUILD A TIN CANOE; Confessions of an Old Salt
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HOW TO BUILD A TIN CANOE; Confessions of an Old Salt

By White, Robb

New York: Hyperion, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good DJ. 5 1/2 x 8, 228 pgs. With a voice that ranges from delightfully childlike to interestingly curmudgeonly, the author shares his life and knowledge of all watercraft in a most enjoyable read.

$15.00

BACKCOUNTRY COOKING; From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes
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BACKCOUNTRY COOKING; From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes

By Miller, Dorcas S.

Seattle: Mountaineers, 1999. Second printing. Paperback. Very Good. 7 x 9, 175 pgs, index, b&w photos. Covers the basics about ingredients, "fast food" and fuel efficiency, dehydrating and backcountry baking, plus expert advice on planning and packing.

$10.00

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