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    TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER OF THE NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN SEYMOUR BERKSON. by Berkson, Seymour. (1905-1959). Publisher of the New York Journal-American

    New York: October 11, 1957.. 1957.. Very good. - 35 words typed on a cream-colored, 10-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet of New York Journal and American letterhead with "Office of the Publisher" printed below the address. Signed "Seymour Berkson". There is a light crease to the upper left margin of the letterhead with some very light creasing to the bottom edge. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. <p>Berkson accepts an invitation from Edward Hirtenstein of the Insurist Corporation of America to attend "the cocktail party in honor of my good friend, Seymour Halpern at the 21 Club on Tuesday, October 22."<p>Seymour Berkson [1905-1959] was born and educated in Chicago, From his schooldays, he was interested in newspaper work. He advanced through the ranks from reporter to vice president and general manager of the International News Service before being named publisher of the New York Journal-American. He was active in civic affairs and in 1958 served as chairman of the newspaper committee for Brotherhood week, the national observance sponsored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.


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    One Crowded Hour; Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman 1934 -- 1985 by Bowden, Tim

    Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1994. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. XII, 436 pp. black and white photographs, index. Biography of Tasmanian photographer famous for his work in Indo-China, especially in Saigon 1975. The book appears to be free of inscription, there is no obvious damage, apart from reading creases to the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Military History; Journalism; ISBN: 0207187630. ISBN/EAN: 9780207187636. Inventory No: 0275310. . 9780207187636


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    TYPED LETTER SIGNED by RUSSELL BAKER, to Jean Dalrymple, probably referring to one of his columns. by Baker, Russell (b.1925). American satirical writer, New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize Winning author for "Growing Up

    New York, May 17, 1978., 1978.. Fine. - Over 50 words typed on his 8-1/2 inch high by 5-3/8 inch wide "The New York Times" stationery. Russell Baker thanks Jean Dalrymple for "letting me know that you liked THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. The sound you hear now is the grinding of the wheels in my head trying to figure out how you frightened that burglar." Signed "Russell Baker". Folded for mailing with minor soiling along the right edge. Near fine. The American satirical writer Russell Baker (b.1925) worked as a columnist for The New York Times from 1962 to 1998 and hosted Masterpiece Theatre from 1992 to 2004. He covered the White House, the US Congress and the US Department of State for the New York Times and wrote the nationally syndicated Observer column for the paper. The author of 17 books, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his Observer Columns in 1979. He was again a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 for his autobiography "Growing Up". The recipient, Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998) was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light-opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Carey Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jos Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein, and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer, and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theatre scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.


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    The Corner Cupboard by Allison, Carlyle

    Canada: Harlequin 453, 1958. Square solid copy with creases on spine and a 1" corner crease on front cover, else covers show light wear. Previous owner's gift inscription on first inside page. A collection of author's newspaper column writings from the Winnipeg Tribune.. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.


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    Farewell To The 70's. A Canadian Salute To A Confusing Decade by Porter, Anna & Margorie Harris (Edited by)

    Ontario: Thomas Nelson and Sons (Canada) Limited, 1979. This is a book about the 70's and all it has meant to us in business, fashion, love, science, sports, religion, art, etc, etc.... It is by the people who made the news in the seventies and those who recorded the passing of the decade. A well-illustrated book... by photographs and cartoons. Cartoonist's ... Tony Jenkins, Sid Barron, Bierman, etc. Photographs of Trudeau, Anne Murray, Patty Hearst, Smallwood, Mick Jagger, The Bee Gees, Jean Richard and James Rankin, Gordie Howe and much more. Book shows one corner bruised to front board. A bright square book in a photo-illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket shows sticker pull scar to front panel. It remains bright and very good.. ISBN: 017-600772-5. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. History Canada + Civilization + Canada + 1970s + Cartoonists + Sports + Music + Fashion + Science + Art + Canadiana.


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    Giles 50th Commemorative Annual.....Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales by Sunday Express & Daily Express Cartoons

    Devon: Pedigree Books 1996 Fiftieth Series. Oblong format. Cartoon illustrated heavy card covers. Frontispiece is a colour portrait of HRH The Prince of Wales. His foreword begins..." It is an enormous sadness that, with the death of Carl Giles in 1995, this will be the last traditional Giles Annual to be published...." For over half a century, the cartoons of Giles have been a quintessential aspect of British public life. With his unique blend of draughtsmanship, observation, dark humour and affection, he has never been equalled. Throughout his career, his work was published twice a week in the Daily Express and once a week in the Sunday Express. This commemorative volume of the best five decades, offers an unpaginated book of b/w cartoons, some in colour, others in wonderful two-page colour spreads. A great keep-sake. Price intact. A nice copy.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.


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    Mark My Words: The Memoirs of a Very Political Reporter by Nichols, Margorie with Jane O'Hara

    Vancouver, Canada: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. Margorie Nichols was one of Canada's most influential political commentators. Her insights into major political leaders such as Pierre Trudeau, Brian Mulroney, John Turner, Judy La Marsh, Richard Hatfield, Dave Barrett, Bill Bennett, and Pat Carney are fascinating reading. Her revelations about friends and colleagues such as Jack Webster, Allan Fotheringham and Pauline Jewette are witty and astute. But "Mark My Words" is also a poignant and unflinching honest portrait of the private Margorie Nichols as she talks openly about her life and her loves; about winning one battle with alcoholism yet slowly losing another to cancer. We see the vulnerable woman behind the hard-hitting journalist. Photographs and index supplied. A bright book in a photo illustrated, price-intact dust jacket.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    Hints on News Reporting by Sheehan, Murray

    U.S.: Little Blue Book # 342 55 pages, staple bound booklet. Square solid copy with light wear on covers.. 1st Printing?. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall.


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    The Death of the Toronto Telegram & Other Newspaper Stories by Carroll, Jock

    Canada: Pocket 78184, 1971. Solid with creases on the spine and the covers show light wear.. 1st Printing. Paperback. Very Good.


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    Sunday Afternoon with Peter Ross by Ross, Peter

    ABC Books, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 620 g; 192 pages, last page blank, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A collection of interviews selected by the author/interviewer, probably the most interesting of which are the Mirka Mora, the Manning Clark, and the Elizabeth Jolley interviews. Colour illustrated dust jacket. The book and the dust jacket show no damage, apart from a half inch tear on the bottom edge of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Journalism; ISBN: 0733300391. ISBN/EAN: 9780733300394. Inventory No: 0259590. . 9780733300394


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    AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY DAVID SCHOENBRUN RE SETTING UP AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES DE GAULLE by (De Gaulle, Charles). Schoenbrun, David. (1915-1988). CBS journalist known for his reporting on postwar France

    New York: (December), circa [1968].. [1968].. - A letter penned in blue ink and filling both sides of a sheet of his personalized letterhead, approximately 7 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide. Undated but "12/13" has been noted in another hand and the year was around 1968. Signed "David." The letterhead is very lightly bumped. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. <p>An amusingly frustrated letter about the difficulties of setting up an interview with Charles De Gaulle, to whom Schoenbrun refers throughout as if he were royalty: "My friends at Court are still hoping to set a firm date for an Audience. I cannot go on a maybe basis but He does not like to set firm dates in advance....If and when it is arranged and I actually see Him, then there is the agony of having the Audience authorized as an interview. I managed it in 1959 by devious means -- 'a literary conversation about His Memoirs'...". The letter is addressed to "Don", probably Don Hewitt, who was a CBS television news producer in the '50s and '60s, and was the creator of "60 Minutes". There is a pencil notation above the body of the letter: "FYI -- Don".<p>David Schoenbrun [1915-1988], joined CBS television news in 1947 and was one of Edward R. Murrow's original news team. Fred W. Friendly, who worked with Schoenbrun said of him: "There were people who were more handsome. There were people with more charisma, and people who better understood the chemistry of television. But nobody ever covered Paris and Charles de Gaulle as well as he did."


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    3 On A Toothbrush. Adventures and Encounters Around The Globe by Paar, Jack

    New York: Doubleday & Company ., 1965. This account of Paar's travels reveals a different Paar than the one familiar to television viewers from his five years on the "To-night Show" and his own "Jack Paar Show" on NBC-TV. This is the private Paar, a sensitive, adventurous, courageous man....Here are fascinating stories unearthed in his travels. Come along with Jack to the South Pacific as he retraces the fateful last mission of Lt. John F. Kennedy's PT boat 109, to Moscow where he was installed in Lenin's suite (especially bugged for honored guests) Etc. Meet the people he encounters along the way.....Dr. Albert Schweitzer at his jungle hospital, the Solomon Island native who helped rescue President Kennedy in WW II, singer Mary Martin, Richard Nixon, etc. Photo section present. Bookplate to fep, name to ffep. Photo dust jacket. It remains bright and most serviceable.. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Tokyo Record; April, Analytical, Conscientious Study of Japan at War - More Damning Than Any Invective by Tolischus, Otto D

    George Jaboor in Association with Hamish Hamilton, Melbourne, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. 288pp., last page blank, index. Maroon coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Shelf wear evident to the bottom edges of the book and the head and the heel of the spine are bumped. There is paper adhering to the heel of the spine, due to moisture. Browning to the internal pages and endpapers. There is a moisture mark on both the front and back endpapers, and staining from moisture, that impinges upon the internal pages (not on the text but that the bottom of the book) to page 125. Plain text dustwrapper with black background and orange and white writing on the front panel and orange writing on the spine. The dustwrapper is now protected by library sleeving. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded with multiple tears, which a previous owner has attempted to repair with tape, tape still in situ. There has been staining to the top and bottom of the dustwrapper, due to moisture, with bleeding of the book colour onto the panels of the dustwrapper. The author was a Pulitzer Prize winner, who in this book he undertakes to tell the full tale of how and why Japan plunged into war. "It is a dispassionate account of an amazing plot for world conquest older than Hitler's and equally as dangerous.". This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Journalism ; History -- Japan ; Inventory No: 0101634. .


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    Television Production Handbook Fourth Edition by Zettl, Herbert

    California: Wadsworth, 1984. 614 pp includes the index. The contents offer eighteen chapters, 900 illustrations (photos and diagrams) , epilogue, glossary and index. Chapter (1) The Television Production Process.... (2) The Camera.... (3) Lenses.... (4) Mounting Equipment.... (5) Camera Operation and Picture Composition.... (6) Lighting, .... etc, etc through to (16) Producing.... (17) Directing and (18) Remotes. Illustrated photo boards. Previous owner initials to fep... no other markings. An extremely clean, tight, bright book. A very nice copy!. Half-Leather. Near Fine.


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    The Newspapering Murrays by Keddell, Georgina

    Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Biographee; DJ is scuffed, chipped, a couple of short tears, bookplate on front pastedown ; A gift inscription by Margaret 'Ma' Murray on title page and signed by author, her daughter. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 224 pages; "Ma" Margaret Lally Murray and her husband George dominated the interior of British Columbia, she as a journalist and he as a politician. This biography was written by their daughter. .


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    Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine by Howard Kurtz

    Nashville: The Free Press, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings or tears noted. Book has mustard colored boards with navy blue spine cloth and gold spine lettering. Dust jacket likewise in very good condition; not price-clipped.


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    CARD SIGNED BY THEODORE TILTON. by Tilton, Theodore. (1835-1907). American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. Filed charges of adultery against Henry Ward Beecher

    Circa [1881].. [1881].. Very good. - Card, 2-1/4 inches high by 3-1/2 inches wide, boldly signed in black ink "Theodore Tilton".There is a very tiny, light mark to the top edge of the card. There is a paper remnant & a glue mark to the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Very good. <p>Theodore Tilton [1835-1907] was an American newspaper editor, poet and abolitionist. In his newspaper work he was strongly supportive of abolitionism and the Union cause in the Civil War. From 1860-1871 he was assistant to Henry Ward Beecher. However, in 1874 he filed criminal charges against the clergyman for "criminal intimacy" with his wife Libby Tilton. Following the apparent acquittal of Beecher in the trial, Tilton moved to Paris, where he lived for the rest of his life.


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    The Information War by Minor, Dale

    U.S.: Tower T--095-44, 1970. 250 pages. Square solid copy with small creases on covers and a small price rubber stamp on front cover. Otherwise covers show light wear. "How the government and the press manipulate, censor, and distort the news.". 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.


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    How Many Words Do You Want? An Insider's Story of Print and Television Journalism by Midgley, Leslie

    New York: A Birch Lane Press Book, Published By Carol Publishing Group , 1989. Leslie Midgley explores and clearly explains the differences between how newspapers, magazines and television report the news not through an analysis of statistics but by recounting his experiences through a brilliant career in both print and broadcast news. Illustrated with b/w photos. White boards, black spine with red print. No ownership markings. Remainder mark to top edge. Price-intact dust jacket with photo of author to rear panel. A solid bright, clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


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    TYPED LETTER SIGNED by RALPH INGERSOLL HIRING BEN HECHT to WRITE A COLUMN FOR PM MAGAZINE. by Ingersoll, Ralph. (1900-1985). Editor and publisher

    Brooklyn, NY: December 19, 1940., 1940.. Very good. - A lengthy 2-page letter typed on two sheets of 10-3/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide cream paper with the magazine's PM logo printed in red at the top of the first. A smaller logo, at the top of the second page, indicates that the letter is continued on this page. Signed "Ralph Ingersoll". There are some pencil notes [probably in Ben Hecht's hand] above the letter's salutation. The bottom edges of the 2 sheets are slightly darkened. Folded 4 times for mailing. With a later mailing envelope. Very good. <p>A wonderfully impassioned letter setting out the terms for Ben Hecht's proposed daily column for PM but, more significantly, in answering Hecht's request for ideas, Ingersoll expands on his vision for the magazine: "The papers print news, but rarely get interested in what's more interesting than the news: what caused the news -- the situation out of which the news came...As I also told you, I can amuse myself almost indefinitely stopping to talk with whoever happens to be on the street. I find if you simply talk and don't ask questions -- questions scare people until they know you -- all kinds of interesting things come out. This is a hell of a big city and nobody's ever done a decent travelogue adventure narrative of it -- visiting various sections as if you were visiting foreign cities for the first time -- and reporting them, wide eyed..."<p>Hecht's wife Rose has noted on the envelope; "Ben did this job & made 150,000 elsewhere. But this was the important job". Other notations on the envelope are probably in Hecht's hand.<p>Editor and publisher Ralph Ingersoll led a remarkable career. He was involved in the early years of the New Yorker, Fortune and Life magazines and for two decades ran a large number of small and medium-sized northeast newspapers through his Ingersoll Publications. However, he was best known as founder and editor of the liberal New York City newspaper PM. The paper began publishing in 1940 and closed eight years later. To ensure his independence, Ingersoll refused to accept advertising. PM was the first major American newspaper to advocate United States entry into World War II. Ingersoll enlisted in the war as a private, was promoted to lieutenant colonel and eventually joined the staff of General Omar Bradley. He provided much of PM's European war coverage from his firsthand experience. He also helped to execute the secret plan to deceive the Germans about the location of the Allies' D-Day invasion.


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    Barbara Frum. A Daughter's Memoir by Frum, Linda

    Toronto: Randon House Canada, 1996. This touching beautifully wrought memoir by her daughter, Linda, shows us the person behind the microphone - mother, wife, career woman, collector, friend, from Barbara Frum's childhood in Niagara Falls up to her fame as the most popular broadcaster in the country. Illustrated with b/w photos. Blue boards with gilt print to spine. No ownership markings. Price-intact photo dust jacket. A beautiful tight clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


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    One Crowded Hour; Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman 1934 -- 1985 by Bowden, Tim

    Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 700 g; 436pp. black and white photographs, index. Biography of Tasmanian photographer famous for his work in Indo-China, especially in Saigon 1975. The book appears to be free of inscription, there is no obvious damage, apart from reading creases to the spine. This is the 1st Soft cover Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Military History; Journalism; ISBN: 0207169470. ISBN/EAN: 9780207169472. Inventory No: 0266156. . 9780207169472


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    Gordon Sinclair. A Life....and Then Some by Young Scott

    Toronto: MacMillan of Canada, 1987. Gordon Sinclair was a journalist and broadcaster known to three generations of Canadians. People either loved him or hated him.... or loved to hate him.... but no one ignored him. Scott Young, a well known writer and broadcaster himself, has written the first full biography of a colourful personality. A section of b/w photographs is provided. Mr. Young's book on Gordon Sinclair is a major contribution to his continuing role as chronicler of Canadian popular culture. Blue boards with gilt title print to spine. Bookplate to fep, name to bottom of contents page. Dust jacket shows a long closed tear to back panel. The book is immaculate in its clean dust jacket. Cover drawing by David Annesley.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


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    Media Canada by Romanow, Walter I.; Soderlund, Walter C

    Mississauga: Copp Clark Pitman Ltd., 1994. Previous Owner Markings (Ink Underlining); Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers; Spine Lightly Chipped; Edges Lightly Soiled. SUB-TITLE: An Introductory Analysis. CONTENTS: Preface; PART I THE HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL CONTEXT; Chapter 1 The Canadian Media-Telecommunications Context; Chapter 2 A Framework for Comparing Mass Media Systems; Chapter 3 The Global Context of Canadian Communication; Chapter 4 Theoretical Approaches to Communication; Chapter 5 Canadian Audiences and Their Mass Media; PART 2 THE MASS MEDIA INDUSTRIES; Chapter 6 Print Media; Chapter 7 Broadcasting; Chapter 8 Canada's Film Industry; Chapter 9 The Persuasion Industries; PART 3 REGULATION, OWNERSHIP, AND POLITICAL PROCESSES; Chapter 10 Regulation and Social Control; Chapter 11 Access to Information; Chapter 12 Ownership; Chapter 13 Media Ownership Profiles; Chapter 14 Mass Media and Politics; Appendix Name Index; Subject Index. EXCERPT: Preface - The purpose of this book is to examine, historically and developmentally, mass media systems in Canada. This examination flows out of university curricular studies that began in Canada following World War II and accelerated dramatically during the past quarter century. It is important to point out that such studies are not necessarily recognized as a developed and clearly focussed discipline: rather communication studies is a developing area of study. The essential problem with this definitional difficult revolves around the many research facets of the road area of communication. For example, these facets include engineering, law, journalism, psychology, sociology, history, economics, and political science, among others. The focus of this book, in the light of the developmental concept, is in the traditional social sciences rather than in engineering or the law . . . . First Edition 2nd Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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