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Sledgehammer

Wager, Walter

  • Edition: Book Club Edition
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New York: Macmillan, 1970. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: yellow boards; owner's stamp on the front free endpaper (an Engineer's seal), otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket. Dust jacket design by David Holzman. Sledgehammer was the code name for an elite OSS unit operating behind German lines. Years after the war, four self-styled vigilantes take on a gang of thugs to avenge the death of their wartime buddy. Called out of 'retirement' by the murder of their old comrade, the ex OSS officers -- a peacetime playboy, a professor, a stuntman and a croupier, plan a daring and deadly strike at the heart and brains of a mob czar's operation. 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 222 pages.

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San Francisco: John Howell, 1921. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine, paper spine label; the spine label is ragged; this has been very severely bumped at the top spine; the hinges are sound, owner's name twice, no other markings; a Poor book, no dust jacket. This bibliography is arranged in chronological order, and includes an index. In the preface the author explains that this bibliography was first printed in Berkeley in 1920, but ''owing to an unfortunate misunderstanding it finally appeared with a very great number of errors.'' The sales were stopped on that issue. This 1921 edition is the first corrected, or first available edition. Small 4to (about 10'' to 11'' tall) 193 pages. Index.

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Gold Mines of California

Wagner, Jack R

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Berkeley, California: Howell-North Books, 1970. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: light pumpkin colored cloth; a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Includes 300 black and white photographs, maps, and drawings. Dust jacket art and color frontis by Marjolaine O'Neill. The subtitle reads: ''An illustrated history of the most productive mines with descriptions of the interesting people who owned and operated them''. The first two chapters deal with hydraulic mining and dredges, telling the history and application of this type of mining. This is not a technical book on mining, but rather a profile of the more famous of the California gold mines selected for their interest, varied geographical location and importance in terms of production. The story of California's deep quartz mines begins with Chapter 3 and the Eagle-Shawmut mine located near Jacksonville in Tuolumne County. From there on each chapter deals with a separate mine, proceeding up the state in a ... Read more

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Samuel Johnson

Wain, John

  • Edition: Book of the Month Club Edition
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New York: Viking Press, 1975. Hardbound . Book of the Month Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with black cloth at the spine; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Includes a section of black and white plates. Following is taken from the publisher's blurb: ''Out of a lifelong interest in Johnson and out of the most comprehensive study of all aspects of Johnson scholarship, Mr Wain has written a narrative of the life and work of Dr Johnson which is in its own way as broad, as deep, as witty, and as wise as its subject. Mr Wain describe Johnson's early life in Lichfield, his stupendous intellectual energy; the struggle with poverty. The narrative then shifts to London, where Johnson, and his important first essays, emerged into English literary life. The central portions of this book concern themselves with the Herculean efforts that went into the preparation of the Dictionary and into the mature works of Johnson's late middle age.'' Mr Wain writes of his subject, ''He became very famous in ... Read more

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A Cup of the Sun

Waldo, Otavia

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New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: beige cloth with red and yellow; a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. The jacket would be Very Good but for fading at the spine. Dust jacket by Jim McMullan; author photo by William Cotton. Octavia Capuzzi Waldo Locke was an Italian-American born in Philadelphia in 1929. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome on a Fulbright Fellowship in 1949-50. She taught art at the Walden School in New York. Besides teaching, she painted and wrote. She wrote short stories ''Portrait of a Family'' and ''The Collection'' as Octavia Capuzzi. This was her only novel. The story draws upon her own background and tells of life in an Italian-American community during World War II. 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 248 pages.

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A Kid on the Comstock: Reminiscences of a Virginia City Childhood

Waldorf, John Taylor; edited with commentary by Dolores Waldorf Bryant

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Palo Alto, California: American West Publishing Co, 1970. Hardbound . 1st Edition, thus. BINDING/CONDITION: a handsome binding - dark emerald green cloth with vignette in gilt; gilt spine text; the jacket and endpapers are a matching olive green shade; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. The jacket would be Fine but for fading at the spine. Book design by John Beyer. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Following is taken from Stanley Paher's Nevada (number 2084): ''The author's reminiscences of his boyhood in Virginia City, beginning in 1873, originally appeared in the San Francisco Bulletin shortly after 1900. These fond remembrances capture the essence of the heyday of Virginia City, when the town was dirty, noisy, dangerous, exciting and tough -- all because of silver. Here is an uncommonly lively and authoritative portrait of the West's largest silver camp.''. 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 198 pages. Notes, reading list, index. Olive ... Read more

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The Two Dude Defense

Walker, Walter

  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated; 1st Printing
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New York: Harper & Row, 1985. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated; 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; a Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. This is the author's second novel. 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 218 pages.

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  • Edition: Reprint Edition
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New York: Bonanza Books, 1978. Hardbound . Reprint Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue boards with gilt spine text; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Huguette Franco. This is a reprint of the 1901 issue of an edition first published in 1899 by Harper & Brothers under the title Ben-Hur. Printed with wide outer margins, which are decorated with over 800 illustrations (this total also includes twenty full page illustrations, some from photographs); the marginal illustrations are all drawings. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 853 pages.

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The Almighty

Wallace, Irving

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1982. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: the spine is slightly cocked, otherwise Very Good with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dj is not price clipped. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall)

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A Change in the Wind

Waller, Leslie

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1969. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: Fine book w/Very Good dust jacket (dj is NOT price clipped). 8vo

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Creative Basket Making

Walpole, Lois

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Cincinnati, Ohio: North Light, 1989. Hardbound . 1st U.S. Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: brown cloth; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Well illustrated in color. The author presents an original approach to making baskets using both traditional and contemporary materials. Her brightly colored, highly decorated baskets are a revelation. They are adventurous, both in shape and size, with an abundance of color. Features two types of basket making -- strake-and-strand, and plaiting -- each covered in a self-contained section describing all the processes. Tools and equipment are covered, and preparation of materials from cane and willow to cardboard and plastic tape. Step by step instruction and line illustrations; includes twelve projects ranging from bowls and table mats to shoulder bags and linen baskets. about 11.25 inches tall by 8.5 inches wide 160 pages. Bibliography, index.

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New York: Heritage Press, 1961. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: light orange-rust binding; decorated boards (pattern is repeated on the slipcase) with cloth at the spine; the top edge tint matches the spine cloth; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good slipcase. Illustrated in black and white by Robert Ball; the frontis illustration is printed in light red and black.. Introductory essay by Andrew Lang. This copy includes the publisher's insert, the Heritage Club Sandglass. small 4to (about 10 inches tall) 446 pages. Notes, glossary.

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The Scold's Bridle

Walters, Minette

  • Edition: 1st U.S. Edition, 1st Printing
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New York: St Martin's Press, October, 1994. Hardbound . 1st U.S. Edition, 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Jacket design by Charles Rue Woods; jacket art by Viktor Koen. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 327 pages.

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Fullerton, California: Cordrey & Walters Publishing, 1983. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: khaki colored cloth with gilt text; two tiny stains in the front spine gutter, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Fair dust jacket. The front panel of the jacket is attractive with some rubbing at the corners, but the rear panel is stained, bringing the grade down to Fair. Well illustrated with black and white photographs by the author, plus a few illustrations by Mary Sofio. As one might expect, there are references to Erle Stanley Gardner who loved this region. The author had been boating and writing about boating for over forty years (including his ''Cruise and Tarry'' series), including more than 21 years poking about in the Delta region by boat and by car. Walters said ''This is the only pleasure boat area of its kind, anywhere. I fell in love with every river and slough, each rural town, city, and marina complex.'' 4to (about 11.25 inches tall) 262 pages. Blue endpapers.

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The Echo

Walters, Minette

  • Edition: 1st U.K. Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1997. Hardbound . 1st U.K. Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. This copy is Signed by the author. Cover photograph by Malcolm Dixon; author photograph by Isolde Ohlbaum. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 343 pages.

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The Scold's Bridle

Walters, Minette

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New York: St Martin's Press, October, 1994. Hardbound . 1st U.S. Edition, 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Jacket design by Charles Rue Woods; jacket art by Viktor Koen. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 327 pages.

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The Sculptress

Walters, Minette

  • Edition: 1st American Edition
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New York: St Martin's Press, October, 1993. Hardbound . 1st American Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; owner's name and date; the spine is slanted, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket art by Will Williams. This was the author's second novel. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 308 pages.

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Sister to Essex

Walthew, Beryl

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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London: Robert Hale Ltd, 1979. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with silver spine text; a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket art by Elisabeth Grant. From the jacket blurb: ''Lettice, Countess of Leicester whose story was told in The Queen's Rival had three children as full of vitality as herself: the brilliant Robert, Earl of Essex; the beautiful and wanton Penelope Rich; and the comparatively little know Dorothy, Countess of Northumberland, wife of the 'Wizard Earl'. This book tells Dorothy's story. Dorothy's fierce loyalty to her family brought her bitter sorrow, but she also knew great happiness.. The varied events of her life take the reader from the golden age of Elizabeth I, through passion, fulfillment, tragedy and betrayal, into the reign of James I.'' 8vo (about 8 inches tall) 160 pages.

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
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Detroit, Michigan: Self Published, 1873. Hardbound . 2nd Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black buckram binding, gilt spine text, red tint on all edges; considerable rubbing to the spine ends, owner's inscriptions on the front endpaper (one dated 1876, and one later, undated); Good condition. ''Second edition, to which is added a number of new pieces never before published.'' This was originally published one year earlier (1872). Andrew Wanless was a bookseller, bookbinder, author and poet. Born in Scotland in 1825, he settled in Detroit in 1860. Decorative initial caps; small title page vignette, and slightly larger tailpiece. about 7 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide 192 pages. Glossary. Light blue endpapers.

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  • Edition: Reprint Edition
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Sydney: Universal Books Pty Ltd, 1970. Hardbound . Reprint Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: light mustard boards with brown text; owner's name on the front endpaper, light rubbing to the spine ends, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Several black and white illustrations. This was originally published in 1963 as Tell 'em I Died Game. Following is taken from the jacket blurb: ''explores the whole exciting field of Australian outlawry from the earliest protagonist, a West Indian Negro nicknamed 'Black Caesar', who met a violent end in 1796, to the self-styled 'last of the notorious bushrangers', Jack Bradshaw, who died in a Sydney hospital in the 1930s. This captures the full essence and atmosphere of bushranging by linking it not only to the social backgrounds which nourished it, but also to the folklore which came in time to surround it.'' 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 268 pages. Reading list.

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