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Julie

Valency, Maurice

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New York: New Amsterdam Books, 1989. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket art by Janet Cornell. This is a sequel to the author's earlier novel, Ashby. Playwright, author and critic Maurice Valency (1903-1996) was, at the time of this writing Professor Emeritus of Columbia University. He was also head of the Academic Department of the Juilliard School for fifteen years. 8vo (about 8.75 inches tall) 268 pages.

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New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black binding; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Includes a few black and white illustrations. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Tells of the dispute between the pharmacologists, who had uncovered the first evidence that nerves communicate by releasing chemicals, and the neurophysiologists -- experts on the nervous system, who dismissed the evidence and remained committed to electrical explanations. The protagonists of this story are Otto Loewi and Henry Dale, who received Nobel Prizes for their work, and Walter Cannon, who would have shared the prize with them if he had not been persuaded to adopt a controversial theory. Valenstein sets his story of scientific discovery against the backdrop of two world wars. He recounts such stories as Loewi's arrest by Nazi storm troopers and Dale's efforts at helping key scientists escape Hitler's Germany. The author describes the observations and experiments that led to the ... Read more

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Vigilante Justice

Valentine, Alan

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New York: Reynal & Company, 1956. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with red spine text; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ''Give them a good honest trial, and then hang them!'' Such was the cry of mining-town tribunals in the turbulent years of the Forty-niners in San Francisco. Out of the chaos of crime and mockery of the courts, the Vigilantes arose to impose their own form of law and order upon a demoralized city. Their story is one of the most colorful in American history. General Sherman and Captain Farragut, both to achieve later fame, were among the actors on a central stage, crowded with gamblers, ex-convicts, prostitutes and murderers. The Committee not only took law into their own hands, but raised money to build a city jail, which had not previously existed. The citizens of San Francisco in the 1850s were fighting not only an invasion of criminals from without, but an inner social corruption born of their own earl ... Read more

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Vigilante Justice

Valentine, Alan

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New York: Reynal & Company, 1956. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth; some light stains to the cloth, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. ''Give them a good honest trial, and then hang them!'' Such was the cry of mining-town tribunals in the turbulent years of the Forty-niners in San Francisco. Out of the chaos of crime and mockery of the courts, the Vigilantes arose to impose their own form of law and order upon a demoralized city. Their story is one of the most colorful in American history. General Sherman and Captain Farragut, both to achieve later fame, were among the actors on a central stage, crowded with gamblers, ex-convicts, prostitutes and murderers. The Committee not only took law into their own hands, but raised money to build a city jail, which had not previously existed. The citizens of San Francisco in the 1850s were fighting not only an invasion of criminals from without, but an inner social corruption born of their o ... Read more

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  • Edition: Reprint Edition
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New York: Sanford J Durst, 1984. Hardbound . Reprint Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue binding with silver; Very Good+ condition. Originally published in 1931, this is a reprint edition. The main text of the book, by D W Valentine takes us from page 1 to page 79. Black and white plates are found on pages 81 to 130, with two more plates later on. Pages 132 to 153 are A Classification of the Early Half Dimes of the Untied States by Harold P Newlin. This is followed by The United States Half Dimes, 1829-1873, an Addenda, by Will W Neil. And the final section is Half Dimes, 1794-1873 by Doug Winter. 8vo (9.25 inches tall) 185 pages. Bibliography.

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Shadow Hunters: The Nest Gatherers of Tiger Cave

Valle, Eric and Diane Summers

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Eastman Kodak Company / Thomasson-Grant, 1990. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: green boards; owner's gift note, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket. A photo / essay book. Author / photographers Eric Valli and Diane Summers spent over a year in the sea caves along the coast of Thailand documenting the skill and daring of the nest gatherers. It takes a large format book like this to properly present these photographs of the vast heights and spaces in these caves. Risking 400-foot falls, the nimble hunters clamber barefoot up a web of bamboo poles and vines lashed to stalactites to reach delicates nests for which Hong Kong restaurateurs pay handsome prices. These singular skills and lore have been passed from father to son for generations. The photographs reveal a remarkable tradition which is now under threat. folio (about 15.75 inches tall) unpaginated. Photo endpapers.

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Just a Dream

Van Allsburg, Chris

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; owner's gift note, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Illustrated in color by the author. 4to (about 11.5 inches tall) about 45 pages (unpaginated). Mustard color endpapers.

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40 Years' Gatherin's

Van Cleve, Spike

  • Edition: 3rd Printing
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Kansas City, Missouri: Lowell Press, 1978. Hardbound . 3rd Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth; a slight spine slant, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes two sections of black and white plates. Memories of forty years of ranching on the Van Cleve ranch, now a 20,0000 acre expanse under the Crazy Mountains in south central Montana. Spike Van Cleve writes of the land, the people, the horses, and the good old times. One of the stories in this collection was awarded the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. This was originally published in 1977; this is a later printing. 8vo (9.25 inches tall) 301 pages. Map endpapers.

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Inspector Saito's Small Satori

van de Wetering, Janwillem

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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1985. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: two color binding: light blue boards with rust at the spine; a Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket by Fred Marcellino. Van de Wetering introduces a new cop in a sequence of short stories. Matsuo Saito is a Japanese private detective who ''fuses Western cool with ancient smarts in a culture that honors them both. From a modern murder defiling a Buddhist temple to the timeless rites of crimes of passion, from the bravado of motorcycling teenaged samurai to the romantic heroism of old age, here are stores informed by the clarity of Zen logic, and sparkling with the driest and most delightful Zen humor.'' 8vo (about 8.75 inches tall) 189 pages.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1923. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; a Near Fine book; the tissue dust wrapper is in Poor condition; includes the printed box in Good condition. Includes a few b&w photo illustrations by L S Slevin; decorative chapter caps. tall narrow format: about 9.5'' tall x 5.25'' wide 141 pages.

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Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1948. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with red text; owner's name is whited-out on the front endpaper, the text edges have some foxing, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Features 69 plates, including five in color. Notes and extensive captions accompany the plates. This is a part of the publisher's series, Chronicles of California. This brings to light several previously unpublished or little known drawings and paintings, which are important documents in the history of California. about 12.5 inches tall by 9.5 wide 159 pages. Index of artists.

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Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1966. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: . Illustrated in black and white. Drawing on records, autobiographies, letters and journals, Mr Van Orman recreates the nature of the hotels and hospitality houses in the Old West from 1830 to 1890. He describes the early hotels, their food and living conditions, the men who ran them and the people who stayed in them. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 162 pages. Notes, index.

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New York: Yolla Bolly / Atlantic Monthly, 1989. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: dark gray paper covered boards with green cloth at the spine; the book is slightly cocked, otherwise Very Good-, with a Very Good dust jacket; the dj is not price clipped. Includes a section of photo plates, double page map frontis, decorated endpapers. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 274 pages. Glossary.

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Parke, Austin and Lipscomb, 1936. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with elaborate decorations; this a uniformly bound set, however the decoration on the front differs with each volume; the signature plate is damaged (surface abrasion resulting in loss of text); the gilt is well rubbed on all volumes, volumes 8, 11, and 12 have crude drawings on the blank pages in the front, otherwise all in very good condition; hinges are all sound; many pages still unopened. The first volume of the set bears a tipped in plate signed by the VFW President and Secretary, stating that each copy issued is registered in the name of the owner. Title pages are printed in red and black. Each volume bears a frontis and additional plates, all with tissue guards. Volume 1: The Ancient World, 4000 BC - 180 AD. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, 180 AD to 1300 AD. Volume 3: The Renaissance, 1300 to 1550 AD. Volume 4: The Age of Religious Wars, 1550-1715. Volume 5: The Era of Revolutions, 1715-1795. Volume 6: The Industrial Age, 1796- ... Read more

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The Pleasure is Mine

Vasiliu, Mircea

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: light blue boards with vignette, navy blue cloth at the spine; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket and interior illustrations by the author. You may remember Vasiliu's art from several books by Emily Kimbrough, from Paul Gallico's book Mrs 'Arris Goes to New York, and many children's books of his own. ''A young Romanian diplomat makes humorous capital of his escape from his Iron Curtain Embassy in Washington -- a very funny story of an American in the making.'' (jacket blurb). Harper's code ''A-E'' indicates a printing date of January, 1955. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 278 pages.

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The Monarch

Vassilikos, Vassilis; translated by Mary Keeley

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Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1976. Hardbound . First Printing, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: red paper covered boards with black cloth at the spine, silver text; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket design by Paul Bacon. This Greek author also wrote ''Z'', which was made into the French motion picture of the same title, starring Yves Montand and Irene Papas. 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 216 pages. Red endpapers.

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The Strand

Vaughn, Ellen

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Dallas, Texas: Word Publishing Company, 1997. Hardbound . 1st Printing. 8vo. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; the book and dust jacket are both Near Fine; the publisher's price is found on the rear panel of the dj.

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The Ten Bamboo Studio: A Chinese Masterpiece

Vedlich, Joseph (commentary)

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New York: Crescent Books, 1979. Hardbound . 1st American Edition, 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: pumpkin-brown cloth; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Illustrated in color. The Prints of The Ten Bamboo Studio are followed by Plates from the Kaempfer Series and Perfect Harmony. This book contains reproductions, with commentaries, of plates from a treatise of Chinese painting first published in 1619 and which has always been considered a classic in China. The color transparencies used for this edition were prepared by the British Museum. The entire work is printed on a good quality heavy paper, with a flat finish, yielding very good quality reproductions of the art. The first English edition of this was published by Liber S A and Editions Minerva S A. This is the first U.S. edition. 4to (about 11 inches tall) 122 pages. Decorated endpapers.

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Great Britain: Self Published, 1996. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; the front spine edge has two rough spots, each about an inch long, otherwise a Very Good book, no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color photographs and b&w template drawings. A collection of Celebration Cake Designs reflecting the beauty of flowers and the way in which they can be used to enhance the presentation of iced cakes. Also included are cake top decorations, techniques and recipes. Small 4to (10.75 inches tall) 96 pages.

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  • Edition: Family Christian Broadcasting Partner Bible, Special Edition
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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1989. Leather bound . Family Christian Broadcasting Partner Bible, Special Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: flexible binding, black bonded leather, with the endpapers in a matching color, all edges gilt, ribbon place marker. Very Good condition. No markings of any sort; the family records pages, etc are unused. No box. This Family Christian Broadcasting Partner Bible for the 90s edition includes a brief preface from Ronn and Connie Haus. Other than an extra title page, this intro and the text stamped on the cover, this has no other different content. Double column format with notes at the bottom. This topical study Bible is designed to link passages throughout the Bible that address a similar topic or theme. By using the Topical Index, the Topical Notes and the Topical Ties, it will be easy to find Scripture references on subject hat you want to study. The publishers state, ''The guiding principle used in the study helps has been let the Scriptures speak for themselves. We have ... Read more

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