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The Birdman Of Alcatraz (1955 Signed 1st Edition W/DJ)

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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1955
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Stated First Edition
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RARE SIGNED STATED FIRST EDITION: Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Ed. w/Dj. Photo of jacket is a stock photo. Ours is in nicer shape. True crime, Ornithology. Stated First Printing Thus in an original HARVEY GABOR White/black jail bars/ bird inset exlib dust jacket protected by a mylar wrap. … Read more
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In Cold Blood (1965 Random House Stated 1st Ed. w/dj)

by Capote, Truman

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1965
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Good
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First Edition
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SCARCE. Please see our stock photo. EXLIB. ADULT CONTENT. "In Cold Blood" A true account of a multiple murder and its consequences. By author Truman Capote & CO-AUTHORED BY HARPER LEE, AUTHOR OF "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Good condition/ Good- original dust jacket. A good reading copy. Book is protected in mylar wrap. Please Note: Front flap of dj… Read more
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Captain Bligh's

by Toohey, John

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1999
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Very Good
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Stated First U.S. Edition
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9780060195328
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USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION, NEARLY AS NEW. BIOGRAPHY. HISTORY OF ENGLAND. "After the mutiny aboard the Bounty, Captain William Blight and few loyal crewman crossed most of the Pacific in an open boat, an epic feat in any age. Author JohnToohey brings this tragic, doomed man and his desperate voyage vividly to life in this fascinating new book."
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The Adventure of Wrangel Island, Alaska (1925 Macmillan 1st Edition)

by stefansson, Vilhjalmur

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1925
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HISTORY OF ALASKA. The story of the (unsuccessful) attempted colonization of Wrangel Island Alaska. EXLIB. Good Condition/ No DJ included. Fold-out map affixed to binding. 413 pages plus appendix, Index. Titling is still bright. A clean, solid copy. Scarce.
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Laughing Boy (1929 Houghton Mifflin 1st. Edition)

by La Farge, Oliver

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1929
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Good-
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First Edition
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Please see our stock photos. Used. Good- condition/ No DJ included. Spine is tanned. Summary: Laughing Boy is a 1929 novel by Oliver La Farge about the struggles of the Navajo in Southwestern United States to reconcile their culture with that of the United States. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1930. It was adapted as a film of… Read more
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The Polynesian Triangle (1968 Funk & Wagnalls 1st American Ed.)

by Berry, Eric

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Published
1968
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Very Good+
Edition
First American Edition
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USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD UNCLIPPED ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. SCARCE THUS. SUMMARY: THE 3,000 YEAR HISTORY OF POLYNESIA AND ITS PEOPLES. ANTHROPOLOGY. QUITE A NICE FIND.
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A Hard Road To Glory, A History of the African-American Athlete 1619-1918

by ashe, arthur

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Published
1988
Condition
Good
Edition
Stated First Edition
ISBN
9780446710060
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ILLUSTRATED. EXLIB. Warner Books 1988 Stated First Printing Thus, November, 1988. Written by 20th Century Black-American tennis great, Arthur Ashe, Jr. HISTORY OF BLACK SPORT IN AMERICA. Used. Good Condition/ Good condition original unclipped black silver and gold $29.95 original dust jacket. 194 pages, indexed. A nice copy. Has the usual library markings. We ship from Oregon
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The Day On Fire, a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud

by Ullman, James Ramsey

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Published
1958
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First Edition
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Ullman, James Ramsey The Day On Fire, a novel suggested by the life of Arthur Rimbaud, French poet. (1958 World Publishing Stated First Edition) See 2nd from left book in bottom row. Used. Good/Good- $5.95 unclipped DJ. Jacket is a bit smoke darkened Biography, historical fiction. James Ramsey Ullman(August 21, 1907 – June 20, 1971) American… Read more
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Apollo At Go (1963, G.P. Putnam's BCE)

by Sutton, Jeff

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Published
1963
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Very Good
Edition
Book Club Edition
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Sutton, Jeff Apollo At Go (1963, G.P. Putnam's BCE) See Blue dust jacket 2nd row on the left. Science Fiction. Historical. Used. VG/Good-. Jacket design by Robert Bartram. "A novel that dramatizes the realistic story of NASA's moon shot. The author shows how the tree astronauts "sweat out" their selection, then what they experience on their flight, and the thrill and… Read more
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The Little Mother Goose (1918 Dodd, Mead & Company 2nd Edition)

by Smith, Jessie Wilcox

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Published
1918
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2nd Edition
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Smith, Jessie Willcox The Little Mother Goose (1918 Dodd, Mead & Company 2nd Edition) Children's book. Nursery Tales. ILLUSTRATED BY JESSIE WILLCOX SMITH. Used. VG/ No DJ if issued. Black cloth. Gold Titling on spine is somewhat dimmed. Front Pastedown is complete and in nice condition. Twelve color plates (including frontis) . Oblong 8vo; 176 p.. Please… Read more
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The Satanic Verses (1989 Viking Penguin 1st Printing W/DJ)

by Rushdie, Salman

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Published
1989
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780670825370
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Rushdie, Salman The Satanic Verses Stated 1st American Ed., 1st Printing Thus 1989 Viking Penguin. ISBN 0-670-82537-9. Used. VG/VG unclipped $19.95 dust jacket. A nice copy.
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Shagganappi, by Tekahionewake (1913 Ryerson 1st Canadian Ed.)

by Johnson, E. Pauline

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1913
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1st Canadian Edition
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The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson [aka Tekahionwake] (1862-1913). Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1913. USED. Good+/ Good- QUITE RARE ORIGINAL SILVER AND ORANGE DUST JACKET. Red Boards. Please see our photos. Not an exlib Item. A clean, solid copy that shows minor foxing. 5 5/8 X 8 ½.Statement of author, Tekahionwake, important tribal historian and member of the Wolf Clan of… Read more
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The Dawnstone: By Gillian Bliss, Baroness Hemingford

by Walsh, Jill Paton

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Published
1973
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First Edition
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598WalshDawnstone Gillian Bliss, Baroness Hemingford writing as Jill Paton Walsh. 1973 1st. Ed. Antelope Book by Hamish Hamilton RARE. Used. VG/VG Illustrated by Mary DinsdaleSummary: Adam finds an implement like a Stone Age axe which he carries everywhere but which appears to give him bad dreams. He gives his treasure to a terrified, caged gorilla, feeling it… Read more
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The King of the Golden River, A Legend of Stiria (1900, The Roycrofters Suede Leather Binding)

by Ruskin, John

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Published
1900
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Edition
First Edition Thus
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BOUND IN SUEDE LEATHER. Publisher: Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY, 1900. Original copyright 1841. Used - RARE. Very Good. 8vo. (22 cm.) [6]1-75[5]p. Frontispiece black and white potrait of John Ruskin. Decorated title page and decorated initial letters by Samuel Warner. Colophon reads, printed in red, as follows: SO HERE ENDETH THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER, AS / WRITTEN BY… Read more
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The Man Who Lost His Head (1955, Viking Press State 5th Printing Thus)

by Bishop, Claire Huchet

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Sept., 1955
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5th Printing Thus
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Bishop, Claire Huchet. THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HEAD. RARE/SCARCE. ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT MC CLOSKEY, author, Illustrator of the beloved "Make Way For Ducklings". EXLIB. GOOD+/ NO DJ INCLUDED. LIBRARY BOUND. Red Geometric pattern boards. Copyright October, 1942. STATED SEPTEMBER, 1955 5TH PRINTING THUS. SUMMARY: "It's bad news when you wake up in the morning and find you've lost… Read more
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Tender Is The Night (1957, Charles Scribner's Sons W/ DJ)

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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Published
1957
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Good
Edition
Reprint Edition
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, Copyright 1933, 1934. 1957 Charles Scribner's Sons Reprint, in original, unclipped dust jacket, front flap price $4.50. Used. Good condition/ Good condition original Black, white and gold dust jacket. HARD TO FIND/SCARCE ITEM.
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Experiment In Autobiography, By H.G. Wells (Macmillan Oct. 1934 1st Ed.)

by Wells, H.G.

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Oct, 1934
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H.G. WELLS Autobiography. (October, 1934 First Edition.) States 1934 on the title page. Indexed. 718 pages. Used. Good- Condition/ no dust jacket is included. Spine is a bit smoke-darkened. A solid reading copy.
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The Hole Book (Oct. 1908 Harper & Bros. First Ed.)

by Newell, Peter

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Published
October, 1908
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First Edition
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RARE OCTOBER, 1908 HARPER & BROS. UNEXPURGATED FIRST EDITION. INCLUDES THE WATERMELON PAGE. COLOUR PRINTS. Very good- condition. No dust jacket as issued. USED. Front paper past-down is in good shape. Some finger marks noticed on a few pages.
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Beloved, A Novel (1987, Alfred A. Knopf 2nd Printing before Publ.)

by Morrison, Toni

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Published
1987
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VG
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First Edition
ISBN
9780394535975
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BELOVED. By Toni Morrison. Stated 2nd Printing before Publication, 1987, Alfred A. Knopf. VG/ VG Original Unclipped Dust Jacket. Cover Price $18.95. A Ghost Story.
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American Slave Revolts: Rebels Against Slavery

by McKissack, Patricia C.

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First Edition
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9780590662598
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BLACK HISTORY. McKissack, Patricia C. Paperback. First Edition, 4th Impression Thus. Used. Very Good Condition. A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK. A clean, solid copy.
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