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  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated
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Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: tan cloth with black and gilt on the spine; the top edge tint is yellow; light stains on the bottom edge of the text block, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good- dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. This copy is Signed by the author on the half-title page. Includes two sections of black and white plates. J Ross Browne combined a literary career with government service. A century ago, Browne was well known as a travel writer, humorist, essayist and government servant. In 1853, as a confidential agent for the Treasury Department, he was assigned the task of ferreting out the misdeeds of federal office-holders in the nation's outposts. Extracts from Browne's witty, humorous, and often satirical government reports enliven this biography of a builder and reformer of the West. Includes chapters on: Indian Wars; The Coast Rangers; Port of Gold; The Lone-Star State; The Northwes ... Read more

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Jack Gance

Just, Ward

  • Edition: 3rd Printing
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. Hardbound . 3rd Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: gray boards with black cloth at the spine; a Very Good- book, with a Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. The jacket is very good but for a small chip to the front panel. Dust jacket art by Sandra Dionisi; jacket design by Sara Eisenman. The Washington Post Book World wrote of this novel, ''Jack Gance is more than simply a political novel. We do not often find beauty in the context of political life, but Ward Just succeeds in doing so. With its historical sweep and vivid dramatic textures Jack Gance will only serve to extend and expand Just's well-deserved reputation as both a political observer and a novelist of manifest gifts.'' 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 279 pages. Pumpkin colored endpapers.

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  • Edition: 2nd Printing
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Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press, 2002. Hardbound . 2nd Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; Very Good condition. This copy is Signed by the author, ''Good hunting, Jackie Busman''. Several color photo illustrations. This is from the Classic Buckmasters Library series. 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 150 pages.

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The Jade Studio: Masterpieces of Ming and Qing Painting and Calligraphy from the Wong Nan-P'ing Collection

Barnhart, Richard M and James Cahill, Ju-Hsi Chou, Shen C Y Fu, Chu-Tsing Li, James C Y Watt, and Marshall P S Wu

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1994. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue cloth with gilt; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in black and white and color. This was published in conjunction with an exhibition displayed at the Yale University Art Gallery, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Art Gallery at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Spenser Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas; the exhibit ran from April 1993 to June 1995. Includes maps and a chronology. From the jacket blurb: ''The collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy of the Ming and Qing dynasties assembled by the late Wong Nan-p'ing is among the finest still in private hands. The works constitute a near perfect illustration of the entire canon of orthodox painting -- styles which embody the aesthetic, philosophical, moral, and spiritual qualities of the scholar artist -- from 1450 to 1850. However the collection extends far beyond the boundaries of orthodoxy: stro ... Read more

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Jaguar

Durand, Loup

  • Edition: 1st American Edition
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New York: Villard Books, 1991. Hardbound . 1st American Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; a Very Good+ book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket design by Richard L Aquan; photo by Michael J Britto. Using the pseudonym Olivier Orban, Loup Durand has written several best selling novels in France. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 323 pages.

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James Hudson Taylor

Ellis, J J

  • Edition: Revised Edition
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London: Pickering & Inglis, 1960. Hardbound . Revised Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: red boards; the paper is browning badly, otherwise a Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; the dust jacket is price clipped. The front panel art is clean and bright with very good color, but the jacket is chipped at the top and bottom spine. Written for young readers, this is part of a Memoir Series of the lives of men and women. Includes a frontis portrait plate and four small in-text illustrations. The artist is not credited, nor is the colorful jacket art credited. James Hudson Taylor was a Christian missionary to China, and founded the China Inland Mission. He learned varieties of the Chinese language, and was familiar enough with the Ningbo dialect to prepare an edition of the New Testament. This is a simplified biography. This was originally published in 1930. small 8vo (about 7.5 inches tall) 96 pages.

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James Madison: Writings

Madison, James

  • Edition: 1st Printing, this edition
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New York: Library of America, 1999. Hardbound . 1st Printing, this edition. BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth; ribbon place marker; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. This is volume number 109 in the Library of America series. Contains 197 essays, addresses, speeches, private memoranda, and letters written between 1772 and 1836. Included are all 29 of Madison's contributions to The Federalist, as well as letters and speeches that illuminate his key role in the creation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Early letters from the Revolution and the Confederation record Madison's commitment to religious freedom, his acute criticism of the Articles of Confederation, and the beginning of his historic collaboration with Thomas Jefferson. 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 966 pages. Appendix, chronology, notes, index. Decorated endpapers.

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  • Edition: Revised Edition
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Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1957. Paperbound: center-stapled format . Revised Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound; stapled booklet format; Very Good condition. Illustrated with b&w photographs. This is No. 2 in a series of historical handbooks done by the National Park Service. 8vo (about 9 inches tall) 54 pages.

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Jane's Naval Review; Third Year of Issue

Moore, Captain John (editor)

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London: Jane's Publishing, 1983. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: Pictorial boards; a Good book, no dust jacket. Well illustrated in b&w with maps, photographs and drawings. 4to (about 11'' to 12.5'' tall) 175 pages.

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Jane's Naval Review; Sixth Year of Issue

Moore, Captain John (editor)

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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London: Jane's Publishing, 1987. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Very Good+; the dj is not price clipped. Well illustrated in b&w with maps, photographs and drawings. 4to (about 11'' to 12.5'' tall) 176 pages.

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Janus Island

Wilson, Sloan

  • Edition: Book Club Edition
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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1967. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: blue binding; the top edge tint is light red; the spine is slightly slanted, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Panoramic dust jacket design by Keith Shackleton. Nort Clay was a millionaire. Suave and charming -- and quite mad -- a fact unknown to even his best friend. Every room in Nort's house was bugged. Ben Powers, besides being Nort Clay's best friend, was a washed up television writer with a marriage on the rocks. He made the mistake of inviting Penny Savodi for a weekend at Nort Clay's Long Island estate. Nort had a grand scheme. He was convinced several gold cannons were sunk off the coast of Janus Island during the seventeenth century, and had an elaborate salvage plan that he wanted to keep secret by masking it as a documentary film. He wanted Ben to write and direct the film. For Ben, the offer was too good to resist, but he began to wonder about his friend's mental stability. Rear gutte ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Forest Grove, Oregon: Timber Press, 1978. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: green boards; owner's name, otherwise a Good+ book, with a Good dust jacket. Well illustrated with color photographs. From the jacket blurb: ''From the early 1600s or before, the Japanese have revered and cultivated the maple, developing many new varieties. Over 250 cultivars are now in existence, their colors ranging from pale pink and white to purple and all the greens. Yet until now there has been no definitive text in English describing the numerous cultivars of Japanese Maple. This book answers the need. The book has three chief goals. 1) to clarify the nomenclature; 2) to provide a guide to the identification of individual cultivars, and 3) to provide information on the history and culture of the Japanese Maple.'' 4to (about 11.25 inches tall) 178 pages. Appendices, bibliography, index.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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Boston: Harvard Common Press, 2000. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: red binding; the top edge of the text block shows some very light staining, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes a few small decorative or instructional drawings by Rodica Prato. The publisher's blurb reads: ''This friendly guide to the culinary art of Japan covers equipment such as knives, steamers, and mortars; techniques for cutting, frying, blanching, and simmering; and traditional ingredients such a dashi, shoyu, and sake. This explains how tofu is made, and how you can make your own. Describes the different kinds of rice and how to prepare them for sushi or for mochigome (sweet rice) dishes. You'll learn exactly what wasabi is, what the differences are between the various types of miso, what agar-agar (kanten) is and how you can use it to prepare Japanese or Western style gelatins. Identify Japanese fresh and processed foods in an Asian market, o ... Read more

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Jarrett's Jade

Yerby, Frank

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New York: Dial Press, 1959. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: beige boards with black spine text; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good- dust jacket. Dust jacket by Julian Paul. The story of the founding of a great Southern dynasty. James Jarrett arrived in Savannah in 1736, clad in kilt and tartan, the first of the Georgia Jarretts. Part devil, part angel, he came to Georgia to found a New World Clan Jarrett. Two sons bore his name, but it was the youngest, Jarl, whose life was influenced by the dark secrets hidden behind the facade of the mansion, and Jarl who learned to hate his father. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 288 pages.

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Chico, California: Self Published, 1987. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: sturdy dark burgundy binding with gilt text; a few pinpoint white spots on the front cover, otherwise in Very Good condition. A project presented to the Faculty of California State University, Chico; in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree Master of Arts in Special Major: Dance/Education, Spring 1987. This paper presents the thematic, technical, and physical elements that went into a production of a jazz dance recital. Includes a brief history of jazz dance; a review of literature. The remainder of the book details the performance. Includes a fold-out facsimile of a full page newspaper review. 4to (about 11 inches tall) 42 (single sided) pages. References, appendices.

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Jealous Mountains

Whitsett, George

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Philadelphia: Centaur Press, 1933. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth; slight darkening of the endpapers, especially near the hinge area, the text edges are somewhat darkened from exposure, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. This copy is inscribed and Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 264 pages.

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Jefferson Selleck

Jonas, Carl

  • Edition: 4th Printing
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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, February, 1952. Hardbound . 4th Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: pale blue cloth; some fading to the cloth along the top and bottom edges, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket by George Salter. The first printing was in January, 1952; this fourth printing just one month later. Jefferson Selleck, a comfortable self-satisfied man with a sudden change in health faces a future with two one-ounce drinks a day, no golf, no hunting, no business, no phone calls. He decides to take stock in his life and dictates to a tape recorder given to him as a Christmas gift. He talks of his first love, hunting friendships, ... After Selleck's death, his physician and friend takes on the memoirs, and brings his own perspective to the life. The publisher's blurb tells us the author was born in Nebraska in 1913 and (at that time) lived in Aspen, Colorado. His first novel, Beachhead on the Wind, was published in 1945; his ... Read more

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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Jefferson, Thomas; edited by Bernard Mayo

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Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia, 1980. Trade size paperback . BINDING/CONDITION: a trade-size paperback; ownership stamp on the half-title page, otherwise a Very Good book. Includes a few b&w illustrations. This was originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1942; the University Press of Virginia edition was first printed in 1970. 8vo (9 inches tall) 384 pages. Notes and sources, index.

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Jessel, Anyone?

Jessel, George

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1960. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: orange boards with black text, top edge light orange; very light rubbing to the bottom spine, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Foreword by Jack Benny. Illustrated with cartoon type drawings. 8vo (8.25 inches tall) 179 pages.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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Philadelphia: Westminster / John Knox Press, 1990. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 134 pages. Index, bibliography, notes, appendix.

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