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Recent Arrivals from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

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Our Southwest

by Erna Fergusson (1888-1964)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1940
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Very Good
Edition
First
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vi+376+vi+[folding map] with frontispiece, plates, maps (some folding) and index map to end papers and paste downs, Octavo (8 3/4" 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's inverse green labels and pictorial to cover. First edition. The Southwest is not like other sections of the United States, exactly bounded. Geographically, Southwest should be where South and West have crossed,… Read more
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The Problemist: Proceedings of the British Chess Problem Society Volume 11

by Colin V Vaughan and G P Jelliss editors

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Published
1980-1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$300.00

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308 pages with diagrams, illustrations, plates, tables and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7 1/4") issued in wrappers. Volume 11, numbers 1 thru 30. Betts: 42-5; Lusis: A487) First edition. The Problemist stared with volume 1 January 1926 and published bi-monthly. It originally had the subtitle Proceedings of the British Chess Problem Society but the words Proceedings of were dropped… Read more
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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) illustrated by Barry Moser

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Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780688075095
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$15.00

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308+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and plates. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamped pendulum to cover in original pictorial jacket. Afterword by Peter Glassman. This deluxe illustrated edition features a selection of vivid tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." Moser's watercolor paintings...are… Read more
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Maori Folk-Tales of the Port Hills, Canterbury

by James Cowan (1870-1943)

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Published
1923
Condition
Very Good
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First
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$35.00

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iv+73 pages with folding frontispiece map, photographs and plates. Octavo (8" x 5") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. In this work the author endeavored to interweave with descriptions of the most picturesque parts of the Cantebury Port Hills some of the Maori poetic legends and historical traditions which belong to the Range and which have not previously… Read more
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Action Chess: Purdy's 24 Hours Opening Repertoire

by Cecil John Seddon "C J S" Purdy AM (1906-1979)

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Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780938650799
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$20.00

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191 pages with diagrams, photographs and selected writings. Royal octavo (9" x 6") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. Cecil John Seddon Purdy, often referred to as "C. J. S. Purdy, was an Australian chess player and writer. He was awarded the titles International Master in 1951 and Grandmaster of correspondence chess in 1959. Purdy was the inaugural… Read more
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The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630

by Afonso de Benavides) (c. 1578-1635) translated by Edward E Ayer, annotated by Frederick Webb Hodge and Charles Fletcher Lummis

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Published
1965
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Very Good to fine
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$25.00

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xiii+309 pages with maps to pastedowns and end papers,plates, facsimiles and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover in original pictorial jacket. Foreword by James P Davis. First published in 1916. Published in five languages before the end of seventeenth century. An offshoot of the colonial… Read more
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Chess Openings, Ideas and Analysis: Giuoco Piano

by Larry Melvyn Evans (1932-2002)

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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39 pages with photograph and diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's stapled wrappers. (Lusis: 517) First edition. Giuoco Piano 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 1The opening is also known as the Italian Game, although that name is also used to describe all games starting with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4, regardless of Black's third move.… Read more
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The Native Polity of Ponape

by Saul H Riesenberg (1912-1984)

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Published
1968
Condition
Better than very good
Edition
First
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viii+115 pages with frontispiece, plates and tables. Folio (12" x 9 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and Smithsonian Institution logo to cover. Smithsonian Institution Contribution to Anthropology 10. First edition. The island of Ponape lies near the eastern end of the archipelago that comprises the Caroline Islands. Ponape and the nearby atolls of… Read more
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French Leave

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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213 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") issued in original publisher's blue decorative cloth with dark blue lettering to spine in original jacket. (APG: 90b) First American edition limited to 10,000 copies. French Leave is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 20 January 1956 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States… Read more
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The Mystery of Corn from Scientific American, Volume 183, Number 1

by Paul Christopher Mangelsdorf (1899-1989)

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Published
1950
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$20.00

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20-26 pages with photographs and illustrations. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Volume 183, Number 1. First edition. The wild ancestor of the most important plant in America is lost in antiquity. Once it was thought to be the grass teosinte; now the evidence points to a primitive pop corn Condition: Wrapper separated at spine,… Read more
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Rain of Gold

by Victor Villasenor (1940- )

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Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781558850309
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$15.00

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551 pages with map, charts and plates. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. This is the Hispanic Roots, an all-American story of poverty, immigration, struggle and success. It focuses on three generations of Villaseñor's kin, their spiritual and cultural roots in Mexico,… Read more
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Heroic Triad: Essays in the Social Energies of Three Southwestern Cultures

by Paul Horgan (1903-1995)

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Published
1970
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$2.00

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xii+256 pages with maps to paste-downs and end paper, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped cover in original jacket. First edition. A beautifully written compact social and cultural history of the peoples of the Southwest. Abridged from the the Pulitzer Prize-winning Great River.… Read more
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The Semantics of Time: A Spectural Categorization in Koyukon Athabaskan

by Melissa Axelrod (1952- )

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Published
1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780803210325
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$15.00

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xi+199pp Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") issued in grey cloth with black and silver lettering to spine and cover, issued without dust jacket. Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians series. 1st edition. The languages of the Athabaskan family are noted for their rich aspectual systems-inventories of grammatical forms that denote the nature of the action of a… Read more
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Alekhine's Defence

by Richard Geoffrey "R G" Eales and Arthur Howard "A H" Williams

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Published
1976
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Better than very good
ISBN
9780713403664
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$10.00

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140 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Third printing. A radical defense, first introduced to master chess by the fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine. Black immediately attacks the e4 pawn with his knight, tempting White to advance all of his… Read more
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City of God; A Novel of the Borgias

by Cecelia Holland (1943- )

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Published
1979
Condition
Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780394412771
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$5.00

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273 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter beige cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blind-stamped boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. City of God: A Novel of the Borgias is a 1979 historical novel by Cecelia Holland. Set in 15th-century Rome during the Borgia period, it follows Nicholas Dawson, ambitious secretary to the… Read more
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Modern Opening Chess Theory as surveyed in 37th USSR Championship 1969

by Mark Howard "M H" Horton (1950) and Bernard Cafferty

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Published
1969
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$35.00

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176 pages with table, diagrams, photographs and index. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 5") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Number 100 in the Modern Opening Chess Theory. First edition. The 37th Soviet Chess Championship was held in the capital city of Moscow from September 6th to October 12th, 1969. Twenty-three of the Soviet Union's best grandmasters and master competed in… Read more
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Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

by Charles Oscar Paullin (1869-1944)

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Published
1932
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$200.00

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xv+[3]+162+[166 hinged color plates(some double page) pages with index. Folio (14" x 10 3/45") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. First edition. The first major historical and geographical atlas of the United States. This extremely comprehensive work includes maps covering the natural environment; cartography; Indians,; explorations in the west an southwest; lands; settlement;… Read more
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The French Cat

by Rachael McKenna Hale (1950- )

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Published
2011
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781584799504
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$5.00

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168 pages with frontispiece, photographs and pictorial end pages. Folio (11 1/2" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards with white lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. One of the most successful animal photographers in the world today, Rachael McKenna (née Hale) turns her lens toward France—her newly adopted home—and the charismatic cats that inhabit… Read more
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The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

by Wallace Stevens (1979-1955)

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Published
1968
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Good
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xvi+534+v page with frontispiece and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and initials to cover and gilt pictorial to spine and cover. ninth printing. Wallace Stevens was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School,… Read more
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International Correspondence Chess Review Volume 1

by Schmidt Schach GmbH

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Published
1998
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9782811007577
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$10.00

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231 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Volume 1 in the series. First edition. Chess books specifically concerning correspondence chess are quite rare. Even rarer are game collections by specialist CC players, so this book is a very welcome addition to this list. Condition: Corners gently rubbed, light edge… Read more
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