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Sir Joseph Whitworth: 'The World's Best Mechanician'

by Norman Atkinson

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9780750916486
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Sutton Pub Ltd. Trade Paperback . Used. A square, tight and unmarked copy.
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Bradford Washburn: An Extraordinary Life

by Bradford Washburn,Lewis Freedman

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Limited
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Hardcover
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9781558689077
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Westwinds Pr. Limited. Hardcover . Used - fine. Limited Edition. Copy 45/175. Signed by both authors on limitation page. A square, tight and unmarked copy. Protected in mylar cover.
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Life and Writings of Charles Dickens

by Phebe a Hanaford

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February 2003
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9780766128736
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Kessinger Publishing, February 2003. Trade Paperback . Used. Reprint. A square, tight and unmarked copy.
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Keith: An autobiography

by Elmer Keith

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Used - near fine
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Near fine
Edition
Second Printing
Published
January 1974
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780876911372
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Winchester Press, January 1974. Second Printing. Hardcover . Used - near fine/Near fine. Second Printing. Inscribed to Willam Zaenglein, Jr. Unclipped dustjacket protected in removable mylar.
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The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961 1972

by Ned Rorem

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January 1983
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9780865471177
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North Point Pr, January 1983. Trade Paperback . Used - fine. Inscribed. A square, tight and unmarked copy.
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The Harriet Quimby Scrapbook The Life of America's First Birdwoman (1875-1912) [Actress, Journalist, Drama Critic, Scriptwriter]

by Giacinta Bradley Koontz

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January 2003
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9780972705943
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Little Looper Press, January 2003. Trade Paperback . Used - fine. Signed and inscribed by author. Fine.
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Alfred Thayer Mahan: The Man and His Letters

by Robert Seager II

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February 2017
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9781591145929
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Naval Institute Press, February 2017. Trade Paperback . Used - fine. A square, tight and unmarked copy.
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Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden

by Angelica Shirley Carpenter,Jean Shirley

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Fine
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Third Printing
Published
January 1990
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780822549055
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Lerner Pub Group, January 1990. Third Printing. Hardcover . Used - fine/Fine. Third Printing. INscribed by author on FFE. Fine in Fine dustjacket, protected in removable mylar.
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Lewis Carrol: Voices from France

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Hardcover
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9780930326166
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The Lewis Carrol Society of North America. Hardcover . Used - fine/No Jacket. A square, tight and unmarked book except for 'LCB 213' marked in neat pen on FFE.
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Trotsky

by Wyndham

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Published
November 1973
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Trade Paperback
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9780140035223
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Penguin Books, November 1973. Trade Paperback . Used - near fine. A square, tight and unmarked copy.
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George Morland, His Life and Works
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George Morland, His Life and Works

by Sir Walter Gilbey

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Used - very good
Published
1907
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Hardcover
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9782811005856
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London: Adam and Charles Black, 1907. Hardcover . Used - very good. Appears to have been recased, with well-matched new endpages and retaining spine. Front cover bright, TEG.
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Talbot Mundy: Messenger of Destiny

by Donald M. Grant

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Near fine
Published
January 1983
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780937986462
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Donald m Grant Pub Inc, January 1983. Hardcover . Used - near fine/Near fine. A square, tight and unmarked copy. Dust jacket with light wear to head of spine now protected in removable mylar.
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The Life of Joan of Arc (Two Volume Set)

by Anatole France, Winifred Stephens (transl.)

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Limited
Published
1909
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Hardcover
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London: John Lane, 1909. Limited. Hardcover . Used - near fine. Two volume set, Limited to 500 copies. Red buckram boards with title and illustration in bright gilt on front covers and spines. Deckled edges and top edge gilt. Pretty bookplate of Mary Emily Wortman on front endpapers. Illustration opposite title page of Volume 2 loose, but laid… Read more about this item
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James Joyce

by Richard Ellmann

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Used - very good
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Near very good
Edition
Second Printing
Published
1959
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Hardcover
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1959. Second Printing. Hardcover . Used - very good/Near very good. Second printing. Inscribed by author on FFE. A square, tight and unmarked copy. Unclipped dust jacket, unfortunately taped and with chips especially to tail of spine, now protected in removable mylar.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Maya Angelou

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Fine
Published
1996
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780394429861
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Random House, 1996. Hardcover . Used - fine/Fine. c. 1996 A square, tight and unmarked copy with text which appears unread. Dust jacket now protected in removable mylar.
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The Surgeon's Apprentice

by John Biggins

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September 2010
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9780956542328
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John Biggins Fiction, September 2010. Trade Paperback . Used - fine/No Jacket. A square, tight and unmarked copy with text which appears unread. As new.
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The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

by Kai Bird

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Fine
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First
Published
May 2014
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780307889751
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Crown, May 2014. First. Hardcover . Used - fine/Fine. First Edition. Inscribed to William Lanouette, author of Leo Szilard biography, 'Genius in the Shadows.' A square, tight and unmarked copy with text which appears unread. Dust jacket now protected in removable mylar.
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The First Nuclear Era: The Life and Times of a Technological Fixer
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The First Nuclear Era: The Life and Times of a Technological Fixer

by Alvin M. Weinberg

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Fine
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First
Published
May 1997
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Hardcover
ISBN
9781563963582
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American Institute of Physics, May 1997. First. Hardcover . Used - fine/Fine. First Edition. Inscribed to William Lanouette, author of Leo Szilard biography, 'Genius in the Shadows.' A square, tight and unmarked copy with text which appears unread. Dust jacket now protected in removable mylar.
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William Morris: Poet, Craftsman, Socialist

by Elisabeth Luther Cary

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Edition
First
Published
1902
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Hardcover
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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. First. Hardcover . Used - near very good. Near very good. 4to. Square, tight and unmarked text. Navy blue boards with gilt art nouveau pictorial binding designed by Mary Armstrong., Top edge gilt, fore edge deckled. Shelf wear at head and bottom of spine. 13 plates by Morris, Burne Jones and Rossetti.… Read more about this item
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Thomas Carlyle: How to Know Him
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Thomas Carlyle: How to Know Him

by Bliss Perry

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Near very good
Published
1915
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Hardcover
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Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1915. Hardcover . Used - near fine/Near very good. 12mo; 267pp. A few tiny stains to upper edge of front cover, otherwise green cloth with gilt appears literally 'as new'. In unclipped dj with small chips and short tears to extremities. Scarce dj now protected in removable mylar.
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