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HUCKLBERRY FINN

by MARK TWAIN

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Published
1985
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Very Good+
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First
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This is a first Golden Press edition of Huckleberry Finn (Adventures of omitted), written by Mark Twain and first published in 1884. This copy was published in 1965.254 pages. Illustrated by the prolific American illustrator Betty Fraser (b 1928-). The paper has darkened and the binding is starting to pull away a little at the front. Otherwise fine condition--a nice little vintage… Read more
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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

by Joel Chandler Harris

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Published
1957
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is a pristine copy of Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, a collection of African American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he produced seven Uncle Remus books. He wrote these stories to represent the struggle in… Read more
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VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Published
2007
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Fine
Edition
First Canadian
ISBN
9781841937717
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This is an unread copy of Victory in World War II, The Allies Defeat of the Axis Forces. It was originally published in 2005; this is the first Canadian edition, published for Indigo Books in 2007. It details how the Allies built on their successes after D-Day on June 6, 1944. It chronicles the Western, Eastern, Italian, and… Read more
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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II

by ANTONY PRESTON

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780600365693
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of An Illustrated History of the Navies of World War II, published in 1976. It was written by the British naval historian Antony Preston (1938-2004) and contains dozens of custom drawings showing various ships, in detail, by the British technical illustrator John Henry Batchelor (1936-2019). It discusses all of the… Read more
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PACIFIC DESTINY: THE THREE-CENTURY JOURNEY TO OREGON COUNTRY

by Dale L Walker

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Published
2000
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780312869335
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$18.63

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This is a stated first edition (2000) of Pacific Destiny: The Three-Century Journey to the Oregon Country, written by the American writer Dale L Walker (1935-2015). The book chronicles the discovery, exploration, and settlement of America's Pacific Northwest, the area that was known in the first half of the nineteenth century as 'Oregon Country'. It tells the story… Read more
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SALT OF THE SEA: THE PACIFIC COD FISHERY & THE LAST DAYS OF SAIL

by Captain Ed Shields

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Published
2001
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781894384353
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$40.51

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This is a rare first edition of Salt of the Sea, The Pacific Coast Cod Fishery and the Last Days of Sail. It was written by the American Master and fishing business owner Captain Ed Shields and published in 2001. Shields tells the comprehensive history of the North Pacific codfish industry, shedding light on the lives of the men… Read more
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NEW YORK YANKEES

by NEW YORK YANKEES

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Published
2006
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
0733961754452
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This is a 5-DVD set of all of New York Yankees' Championship series from 1943-2000. It was published in 2006 by A&E and MLB. No one has ever watched it. Films are Yankees vs 1943: Cardinals1944 & 1949: Brooklyn Dodgers 1950: Phillies1951: New York Giants 1952, 53 and 56: Brooklyn Dodgers1958: Milwaukee Braves 1961: Reds1962: San Francisco Giants 1977 & 78: LA Dodgers1996: Atlanta… Read more
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THE GREATEST GENERATION

by TOM BROKAW

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Published
1998
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780375502026
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$52.66

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This is a first edition, first printing, of the best-selling book The Greatest Generation, written in 1998 by the American journalist Tom Brokaw. Brokaw brings to life the extraordinary stories of a generation that gave new meaning to courage, sacrifice, and honor. From military heroes to community leaders to ordinary citizens, he profiles men and women who … Read more
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THE PIRATES LAFFITE

by William C Davis

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Published
2005
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780151004034
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This is a stated first edition (2005) of The Pirates Laffite, The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf, the story of the two brothers who ran a notorious privateering cooperative in New Orleans from 1803-1823. Labeled as corsairs and buccaneers for methods that bordered on piracy, the brothers imported contraband goods and made life hell for… Read more
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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

by HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

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Published
1991
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Fine
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This is the Reader's Digest edition (1991) of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the famous anti-slavery novel written in 1852 by the American teacher and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896). It is credited with laying the groundwork for the American Civil War. This copy is illustrated--it looks like the drawings are reproductions of the originals. 416 pages. The original Reader's Digest… Read more
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FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II

by John Norton Westwood

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Published
1975
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is a first edition (UK 1975) of Fighting Ships of World War II, written by the British historian John Norton Westwood. It is an interesting selection of various types of ships from the navies of the warring powers, with descriptions and details. There is a photograph or table on every page. 160 pages, no dust jacket. The… Read more
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ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780764151675
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$28.36

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This is the stated first US edition of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail: How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It was written by the British auction house valuer Paul Davidson. The key to object identification lies in recognizing an era's representative shapes, and this book shows how o identify antique… Read more
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS & THE WAR YEARS

by CARL SANDBURG

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Published
1954
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is a first edition of the two-volume edition of the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by the American poet, journalist and biographer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Sandburg wrote the biography in two sections: Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years (1926), and Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939). In 1940, he won the Pulitzer for the completed biography. In… Read more
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C.S. FORESTER COLLECTION inc HORNBLOWER & AFRICAN QUEEN

by C.S. FORESTER

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712024
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$76.97

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This is a near-perfect copy of six collected novels by the great British military novelist C.S. Forester (1899-1966). This book is now approaching rare status. It includes The Ship, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, The Earthly Paradise, The General, The Captain From Connecticut, and the African Queen. These books cover both world wars, the War of 1812,… Read more
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CAESARS OF THE WILDERNESS

by Peter C Newman

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Published
1987
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780670809677
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This is a first edition of Caesars of the Wilderness, written in 1987 by the Canadian journalist Peter C Newman. It is part two of his history of the Hudson's Bay Company; in this volume, we learn about the war for supremacy over the North American fur trade, and the territory ranging from San Francisco to… Read more
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COMPANY OF ADVENTURERS

by Peter C Newman

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780670803798
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$72.92

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This is a third printing (1986) of Company of Adventurers, by the Canadian journalist Peter C Newman, who has signed the title page. It is the first of two volumes on the history of the Hudson's Bay Company which, for some time controlled the entire territory between San Francisco and the Beaufort Sea. This book illustrates… Read more
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KLONDIKE, THE LAST GREAT GOLD RUSH 1896-1899

by PIERRE BERTON

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Published
1972
Condition
Fine
Edition
Revised
ISBN
9780771012822
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This is a near-mint copy of Klondike - The Last Great Gold Rush 1896-1899, written by the great Canadian journalist Pierre Berton (1920-2004). He wrote it in 1958 and it was a best-seller. Then, in 1972, he updated it, adding 20,000 words and seventeen maps. The first run of this was also a best-seller; it was… Read more
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ANCIENT CARPENTERS' TOOLS: 18th CENTURY AMERICAN COLONIES

by Henry Chapman Mercer

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Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Fifth
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$22.69

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The full title of this book is Ancient Carpenters' ToolsIllustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumberman, Joiner and Cabinet-Makerin Use in the Eighteenth Century It was first written in 1929. The fifth edition was published in 1975. This is a re-print of that 5th edition. Soft cover, 340 pages.250 illustrations depict the rare artifacts identified by the American archeologist… Read more
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VANITY FAIR 2012: JULIA ROBERTS

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2012
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Very Good+
Edition
April
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Vanity Fair, April 2012 Cover: Julia Roberts See Table of Contents Scans Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Charlotte CasiraghiWashington PostSunnylandsAngela Lansbury 232 Pages The magazine hasn't been read, but there's some minor creasing, from improper storage.
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NEW YORKER: JOURNEYS ISSUE. COVER LANDSCAPES by LORENZO MATTOTTI

by NEW YORKER

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Published
2006
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
April 24
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April 24, 2006. The Journeys Issue 184 Pages, no label Cover: Three Landscapes, by Lorenzo Mattotti Back Cover: Anthony Bourdain Travel Channel Ad See Table of Contents Scans Condition: Very good. There was a overlay glued to it. The remnants of that remain on the spine. Lorenzo Mattotti (1954- ) is an Italian comics artist and illustrator. His illustrations have been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan,… Read more
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