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The Hours Count: A Novel

by Jillian Cantor

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Scraps of American History
Published
2015-10
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781594633188
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$24.00

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358 pages. A fictional account of the months leading up to the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg as seen through the eyes of a neighbor. Brick boards with lighter paper spine cover, gilt details on front cover and spine. Very light bumping of corners, wrinkle in front cover paper, interior pages a little tan along edges, binding tight. Illustrated… Read more
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The Star-Gazer

by De Harsanyi, Zsolt, Translated from the Hungarian by Paul Tabor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1939
Edition
Probable First Edition
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$30.00

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The story of the visionary Galileo and his struggles, set against the complex society of 16th century Italy. Blue cloth binding with White titles and gilt decoration on spine. Cover edges and spine faded, some wear to cover edges, corners and spine ends bumped, a little spotting of cover, former owner's name "Ed Shulkcum" and bookplate on front free end… Read more
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The Saint of the Wilderness

by Carr, Jess

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Scraps of American History
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Seventh Printing
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$50.00

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441 pages. The fictionalized life story of a well-known and beloved Methodist minister in the mountains of Virginia, West Virginia and other states. Tan cloth binding with green titles on front cover and spine. Very minor edge wear to cover, a little bumping of spine top edge, former owner address sticker "L. Earl Simms" on front free end paper, a… Read more
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$50.00
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A Question of Mercy: A Novel (Story River Books)

by Elizabeth Cox

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Scraps of American History
Published
2016-10
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781611177220
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$20.00

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207 pages. Foreword by Jill McCorkle. A mentally disabled young man faces life in an asylum with the threat of sterilization and lobotomy in this challenging novel set near Asheville, North Carolina, that deals with choices, family and the treatment of the mentally disabled in American recent history. Blue cloth spine over gray boards with silver titles on spine, lightly… Read more
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Penrod Jashber

by Tarkington, Booth

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Scraps of American History
Published
1929
Condition
Good
Edition
Not stated
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$12.00

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245 pages. The sequel to Penrod, continuing the adventures of George B. Jashber and his pals as they open a detective business and find more than just a little trouble. Green cloth binding with brown titles on front cover and spine, brown top edge, rough cut front edge. Some wear and fading of cover, especially at edges, corners and spine… Read more
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$12.00
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The Chuckling Fingers

by Seeley, Mabel

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Scraps of American History
Published
1941
Condition
Good+
Edition
Book Club
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$15.00

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294 pages. Strange events beset a wealth family at their remote estate on Lake Superior. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Some tanning along edges of cover, light shelf wear, a little spotting, former owner's name, "Mrs Alvin Roberts" on front free end paper, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight.Illustrated dust jacket with yellow and white titles is… Read more
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$15.00
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Bohannon's Book

by Hansen, Joseph

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Scraps of American History
Published
1988
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780881501032
Item Price
$10.00

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221 pages. Retired sheriff Hack Bohannon can't figure out how to turn people down who come asking for his help in this collection of mystery stories. Speckled tan boards with brown cloth spine, gilt titles on spine, A little wear to gilt, light edge wear, minor bumping of corners and spine ends, a little fading at top of spine, binding… Read more
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$10.00
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The Angel with One Hundred Wings

by Horsch, Daniel

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Scraps of American History
Published
2002
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780312284183
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$15.00

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258 pages. Set in 9th century Baghdad, an elderly and honest man finds himself caught in palace intrigue as scandal and romance draw him into complicated choices between dear and powerful friends. Black boards with gilt titles on spine. Very minor edge wear, a little bumping of corners and spine ends, interior pages bright, binding tight. Illustrated dust jacket with… Read more
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$15.00
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The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story

by Matt Bondurant

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Scraps of American History
Published
2008-10
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9781416561392
Item Price
$40.00

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307 pages. A gripping tale of moonshine and murder in Franklin County, Virginia, proudly proclaimed the moonshine capital of the world. White boards with burgundy spine and silver titles on spine. Boards a little bowed, light edge wear, remainder mark on bottom edge, interior pages a little tanned. Illustrated dust jacket with white titles ins a little wrinkled with some… Read more
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Inspector of the Dead

by David Morrell

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Scraps of American History
Published
2015-03
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780316323932
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$15.00

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342 pages. The author and famous opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, races against time to save Queen Victoria from an assassination plot, aided by Scotland Yard and his daughter, Emily. Gray boards with gilt titles on spine. Illustrated dust jacket with black, red and white titles. Book is in very good condition with minor shelf wear, interior pages bright, black remainder… Read more
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Jungle River

by Pease, Howard

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Scraps of American History
Published
1948
Condition
Good +
Edition
Later printing
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$20.00

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New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Later printing. Hardcover. Good +/good. 295 pages, from Young Moderns series. A young man finds adventure and danger as he searches for his missing geologist father. Black cloth binding with green titles and decorations on spine, green top edge. Light edge wear, some spotting, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, back… Read more
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The Grain Ship

by Robertson, Morgan

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Scraps of American History
Condition
Fair
Edition
Not stated
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$25.00

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McClure's Magazine and Metropolitan Magazine. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 242 pages. A collection of stories featuring the title selection, From the Darkness and the Depths, Noah's Ark, The Finishing Touch, The Rock, The Argonauts, The Married Man, The Triple Alliance, Shovels and Bricks, and Extracts from Noah's Log.Red leatherette cover with blindstamped ship emblem in front cover… Read more
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The Purple Tide

by Silliman, Leland

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Scraps of American History
Published
1949
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
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$25.00

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Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1949. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/good. Bolden, Joseph. 216 pages, illustrated with black and white drawings. Classic high school football story about a new by and new coach who turn around the fortunes of a losing team. Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Cover a bit faded with… Read more
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The Pirate's Daughter

by Cezair-Thompson, Margaret

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Scraps of American History
Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9781932961409
Item Price
$12.00

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Denver, Colorado: Unbridled Books, 2007. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 394 pages. A fictional account of the West Indian women involved in the life of Errol Flynn. Red boards with gilt titles on front cover and spine, brown end papers. Very good condition with minor shelf wear, interior pages bright. Mylar covered illustrated dust jacket… Read more
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$12.00
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Dora Thorne/ Life's Joys by Emile Zola

by Braeme, Charlotte M.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1896?
Condition
Fair
Edition
Not stated
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$12.00

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New York: International Book Company, 1896?. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. Two titles in one binding: Dora Thorne by the author of Madolin's Lover, 197 pages and Life's Joys by Emile Zola, 171 pages. Red blindstamped cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Spine much darkened with faded gilt, spotting, edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, former… Read more
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Thunderball

by Fleming, Ian

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Scraps of American History
Published
1961
Condition
Good
Edition
Book Club
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$10.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/good. 248 pages. James Bond of the British Secret Service takes on SPECTRE, beautiful women and fine yachts. Black and blue cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, green top edge. Ex-library, so mylar covered dust jacket is taped to book, but cover appears to be in good condition… Read more
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Death of an Addict

by Beaton, M. C.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1999
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780892966752
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$8.00

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New York: Mysterious Press, 1999. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/very good. 215 pages. Hamish Macbeth plunges into love and loss in this story of the death of a recovering drug addict. Blue boards with purple metallic titles on spine. Some edge wear with a little fading along edges, corners and spine ends a little bumped, interior pages… Read more
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Valik Kulajutte (Selected Village Stories)

by Kitzberg, August

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Scraps of American History
Published
1983
Condition
Good
Edition
Unknown
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$20.00

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Tallinn, Estonia: Kirjastus Eesti Raamat, 1983. Unknown. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 183 pages with bibliography. In Estonian and appears to be a collection of short stories. Brick red illustrated wraps with white titles on front cover and spine. Cover tanned, some edge wear with small chips, wrinkles in cover near spine, crease in upper back cover, two staple… Read more
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The Man With the Golden Arm

by Algren, Nelson

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Scraps of American History
Published
1956
Condition
Good
Edition
Second printing
Item Price
$8.00

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New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1956. Second printing. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 454 pages. "The powerful novel of gambling and dope and a woman's love." Cardinal Edition C-31. Gold illustrated wraps with white titles on front cover and black titles on spine. Heavy wear to cover with scuffs obscuring some portions of photos and text, chips along edges… Read more
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This Side of Innocence

by Caldwell, Taylor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1946
Condition
Fair
Edition
Probable First Edition
Item Price
$12.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 499 pages. A passionate woman blazes into rural New York and shatters the Lindsey family. Tan cloth binding with red titles on front cover and red title block on spine, red top edge. Some wear to cover, corners and spine ends bumped, crease in spine, a… Read more
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