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Von Ryan's Express (Movie edition)

By Westheimer, David

NY: Signet #T2566, 1964. (5th printing). Mass Market Paperback. GOOD. Tight, lightly tanned pages, soiled covers, square. Covers with movie photo on front (Sinatra) and back covers. 4.25x7x.6", 255 pages. "Why did 600 allied prisoners hate the man they called Von Ryan more than they hated Hitler." One thousand British and American POWs attempt a mass escape. migrated template

$7.95

Introduzione a Venezia

By Valeri , Diego

Venice, Italy: Commune of Venice, 1990. GOOD. Hardbound. VERY GOOD+. Tight, clean and square. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering with light sun fading along spine and light wear at corners. No dust jacket. 6 page essay by poet and literary critic Diego Valeri. in Italian, (French, English & German translation in back of book) with over 200 full page photos of Venice in color and black and white, including aerials, all labelled in Italian. 10.5x10.5x0.6" migrated books template

$20.95

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

By Clinton, Catherine

NY: Little, Brown, and Company, 2004. Trade Paperback. GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean with faintest reading curl. Unmarked pages. Marks from sticker removal on cover. 272 indexed, annotated pages including bibliography. Plus 8 pages of photos. Celebrated for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists, she was a prophet. Now, in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Harriet Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization.6x9x0.8" migrated template

$19.95

Frank Merriwell's Phantom, or, A Test of Friendship (New Medal Library, Number 389)

By Standish, Burt L.

NY: Street & Smith, 1906. Paperback. GOOD. UGLY READING COPY of 1906 DIME NOVEL. Serious chipping of spine cover. Age soiled covers and tanned pages. But, nothing interferes with it's readability. DIME NOVELS - Printed on the cheapest of paper, with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels (which found a name in their ten cent price tag)...were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. Dime novels... targeted a youthful working class audience with their thrilling, stereotyped tales of Wild West adventures, master criminals, detective stories, historical romances, and working girls and boys in which virtue was rewarded and preserved. 5x7.25x.5" 313 pages + ad listing Harkaway Library titles. migrated template

$17.95

Preserving Minds, Saving Lives: The Best Cryonics Writings from the Alcor Life Foundation

By de Wolf & Bridge

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Commercial Printers, Inc, 2015. Trade Paperback. NEAR FINE. As new except for faintest shelfwear to cover edges. 5.75" X 9"x1" 570 pages. Collection of articles about cryonics and the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Includes selection of articles from Cryonic magazine from 1972 to 2012. Includes rationale behind cryonics, its scientific validation, and the evolution of Alcor procedures, including repair and resuscitation scenarios, and philosophical issues associated with cryonics. migrated template

$24.95

Dear Tiny Heart : The Letters of Jane Heap and Florence Reynolds
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Dear Tiny Heart : The Letters of Jane Heap and Florence Reynolds

By Baggett, Holly A.

NY: New York University Press, 2000. Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD. As new except for corner bump which has left tiny dog ears on the pages up to the table of contents page. 195 indexed, annotated pages. 6x9x.5". Writer, artist, Manhattan gallery owner, and co-editor of the Little Review, Jane Heap was one of the most dynamic figures of the international avant garde, creating a life that defined the "modernist experience" as a syncretic one. Deliberately seeking a low profile throughout her life, Heap has frustrated many scholars interested in her personal life and the extraordinarily vital period in which she lived. Through her correspondence, Heap here reveals her intimate self as well as her more public, creative relationships with some of the legends of modern art, literature, and spirituality. Focusing primarily on the voluminous letters written by Heap to Florence Reynolds, the correspondence included in this volume spans the years from 1908-1949, incorporating additional illuminating letters to Reynolds from other significant figures in Heap's life. Heap's letters reveal the radical transformation of a dreamy, young Midwestern woman into a forceful, sophisticated arbiter of international modernism and provide rare insight into the struggle for lesbian identity and community during the inter-war period. They detail her eventual abandonment of art in the search for the transcendent in the seductive and esoteric mysticism of George Gurdjieff. Holly Baggett's accompanying essay further highlights the boldness of Jane Heap's aesthetics and life. migrated template

$99.95

Saltwater Fly-Casting Techniques: How to Cast Effectively for the Biggest Fish and Under the Most Demanding Situations
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Saltwater Fly-Casting Techniques: How to Cast Effectively for the Biggest Fish and Under the Most Demanding Situations

By Kreh, Lefty

Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2002. Trade Paperback. FINE. As new - gift quality! Shiny covers. 82 pages, including index. 6" X 9"x0.25" Black and white illustrations. Guide to fly-fishing in salt water, including techniques for casting into the wind, how to change directions when roll casting, cast weighted lines and leaders, and cast to moving fish. migrated template

$19.95

Houses That Grew: Volume I. A Guide to Old houses of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

By Nelson, Wendell )Patty Warner, photos)

Amherst, WI: Wendell Nelson, 1983. Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean and square. Gift inscription on first title page. 238 pages. 6" X 9"x 0.6" Guide to old houses of Stevens point, Wisconsin. Each house has a picture of the exterior, an address, general style, first owner, subsequent owner, and later owners listed along with a page or two of history about the house. Houses are indexed by first owner and by style. Includes an extensive bibliography as well as a bibliography listing oral sources. 238 pages indexed by original owner and chronological style, with glossary and illustrations of architectural terms, and bibliography. migrated template

$54.95

Yearbook of Agriculture 1931

By United States Department of Agriculture

Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1931. Hardbound. GOOD. READING COPY 5th volume in the series. Opening essay on "The Drought of 1930". Pages 3-6 have separated from binding, but are present. Pages yellowed, mostly along edges. Has some foxing to pages. Flyleafs very tanned. green cloth exteriors. No dustjacket. Chip in spine in the word "agriculture". 1113 pages. 6x9x2" Includes vital agricultural statistics from 1930, when severe drought hit much of the US Great Plains in late summer. It was late enough in season to cause losses, but not yet catastrophic losses. Much of the book is concerned with relatively normal agricultural statistics and concerns like livestock improvement and control of pests, but you can start to see mentions of abandoned farmland and bankruptcies starting to rock the agricultural world that will spread as the Dust Bowl sets in.

$13.95

Seance on a Wet Afternoon

By McShane, Mark

Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, Crest Book k781, 1965. (1st paperback. Mass Market Paperback. NEAR FINE. Tight, bright and clean front cover, slight age soil to back cover, clean pages are slightly age tanned. Square, tight binding - appears unread. A light crease on the top corner of the front cover. A movie tie-in to film starring Kim Stanley and Richard Attenborough. Light foxing to insides of covers. 4.25x6.4x.5" 128 pages. "Myra had always been different. Even as a child she was aware of her strange power - the gift of second sight...combines...crime-suspense-detection with the preternatural..." migrated template

$14.95

The Man Who Never Was

By Montagu, Ewen

NY: Bantam Pathfinder #SP5986, 1965. (12th printing). Mass Market Paperback. VERY GOOD. Tight, bright covers, light age soil on back cover, pages with age tanned edges, clean and square. "B-90" written in marker on bottom page edges. "The breath-taking story of the most brilliant and daring spy plot off World War II." 4.25x7x.4", 116 pages migrated template

$8.95

John Lilly, So far...

By Francis Jeffrey & John C.Lilly, M.D.

LA,CA: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1990. Trade Paperback. GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean and square. Rubbed cover edges. White mark on front cover where sticker was removed. Short crease on back cover. Clean interior pages free of markings. 278 pages. 5.75x9x0.8" John Lilly has made significant contributions to brain research, psychology, computer theory, medicine, and interspecies communication. He is best known for his work with dolphins and whales. He invented the sensory deprivation isolation tank. He experimented with LSD and its effects on altering human consciousness. migrated template

$9.95

Frank Merriwell, Jr's Rivals, or, Team-Work (The Merriwell Series #215)

By Standish, Burt L.

NY: Street & Smith, 1912. Paperback. GOOD. UGLY READING COPY of 1912 DIME NOVEL. Creased spine with chipped cover at top and bottom edges. Moderate age soil to covers and age tanned pages. But, has a solid textblock and nothing interferes with it's readability. DIME NOVELS - Printed on the cheapest of paper, with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels (which found a name in their ten cent price tag)...were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. Dime novels... targeted a youthful working class audience with their thrilling, stereotyped tales of Wild West adventures, master criminals, detective stories, historical romances, and working girls and boys in which virtue was rewarded and preserved. 5x7.25x.5" 311 pages + multiple ad pages with Series lists. migrated template

$16.95

Cherry Ames Visiting Nurse

By Wells, Helen

NY: Grosset & Dunlap, c1947. Hardbound. GOOD. READING COPY Tight, bright, clean and square. Dust jacket, front and back are cut and stapled inside on front end paper. Light rubbing to rust colored tweed covers and slight tilt to spine. 216 pages. 5.25x7.5x1" migrated template

$8.95

Between Heaven and Hell

By Gwaltney, Francis Irby

NY: Popular Library #SP5X, 1956. (2nd printing). Mass Market Paperback. GOOD. READING COPY. Tight, light age soil to cover and slight age tanning to pages, slight stain to top edges of 1st 6 pages, slight tilt to spine. Covers have light creasing and scratching. Text is clean and unmarked, but tanned. Original title: "The Day The Century Ended" 4.25x7x.75", 319 pages. "the scenes of Pacific jungle combat in this WWII novel are extraordinarily good and gripping..." migrated template

$7.95

Dick Merriwell's Way, or, Doing His Best (The Merriwell Series #169)

By Standish, Burt L.

NY: Street & Smith, 1927. Paperback. FAIR. UGLY READING COPY of 1927 DIME NOVEL. Serious chipping of cover and page edges. Creased spine. Age soiled and tanned. Solid binding. But, nothing interferes with it's readability. DIME NOVELS - Printed on the cheapest of paper, with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels (which found a name in their ten cent price tag)...were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. Dime novels... targeted a youthful working class audience with their thrilling, stereotyped tales of Wild West adventures, master criminals, detective stories, historical romances, and working girls and boys in which virtue was rewarded and preserved. 5x7.25x.5" 317 pages +AD migrated template

$15.95

Bearing False Witness?: An Introduction to the Christian Countercult
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Bearing False Witness?: An Introduction to the Christian Countercult

By Cowan, Douglas E.

Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2003. (1st edition, 1st printing. Hardbound. NEAR FINE. As new but no dustjacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. 255 indexed, annotated pages including bibliography. 6.5x 9.5x1" Religious pluralism in North America presents evangelical Protestantism with significant challenges. Declaring newer religious groups cults, aberrant sects, and heretical religions, the Christian countercult movement has warned that these groups represent a threat to society. The author argues that the primary purpose of the countercult movement is to reinforce and repair the Christian worldview when it appears threatened by other religious traditions. migrated template

$24.95

The Bird Boys- Flights; or a hydroplane Round-up
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The Bird Boys- Flights; or a hydroplane Round-up

By Langworthy, John Luther

Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, 1914. Hardbound. GOOD-. Solid reading copy. No jacket, but has illustrated exterior showing a biplane and an eagle. Age soil, wear and scuffing on the tan cloth covers. Binding intact, but starting to separate in front (cracked endpaper and mesh showing). Pages slightly tanned due to age, mostly along edges. Previous owner's name written on first free page. 250 pages + ads. 5.25x7.5x1" Number 4 (Flights; or a Hydroplane Round-up) in the Vintage boy's adventure series featuring the Bird Boys. (This series was also published as the Aeroplane Boys.) This features their adventures with hydroplanes. migrated template

$10.95

The Radio Boys Search for the Inca's Treasure
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The Radio Boys Search for the Inca's Treasure

By Breckenridge, Gerald

NY: A.L. Burt Company, 1922. Hardbound. GOOD+. Illustrated exterior with four boys in front of two arches, may be first edition, shows no additional printings. No jacket. Some soiling to tan cloth binding. Solid binding. Interior pages mostly clean, but has a small stain on pages 49-53 (coffee?). Pages a little tanned due to age, mostly along edges. Gift inscription on flyleaf. 247 pages+ ads. 5.25x7.5x1" Book #4 of the Radio Boys series. Jack Hampton, Frank Merrick, and Bob Temple journey to South America in search of adventure and treasure. Vintage boy's adventure series. migrated template

$18.95

Sylvanus G. Morley and the world of the ancient Mayas
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Sylvanus G. Morley and the world of the ancient Mayas

By Brunouse, Robert L.

Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD. Tight, bright, clean and square. Gift inscription and name on first page. Light reading creases on spine. Sunfading to spine and edges of cover. Light shelfwear to cover edges. 353 indexed, annotated pages with occasional photos. 6x9x1.2" Biography of archaeologist Sylvanus G. Morley who worked on excavating Chichen Itza in Yucatan in the 1920s and 1930s. He also worked at the walled city of Tulum and secret missions for the US government during World War I. migrated template

$10.95

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