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Wading Birds of the World

Soothill, Eric and Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, 1982. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: blue boards; the top edge tint is blue; the upper half of the front edge of the rear boards is badly rubbed (with corresponding damage to the dust jacket at the fold), otherwise both the book and jacket are in Very Good condition. Well illustrated in black and white and color. The publisher's blurb reads: ''This discusses all sixteen orders of wader and long-legged wading birds from al parts of the globe. The Charadrii are included: these are the waders of Europe or shorebirds of North America including snipes, oystercatchers, plovers, dotterels, sandpipers, avocets stilts and phalaropes. Also include are the long-legged wading birds from the Ciconiiformes and Gruiformes, the herons and bitterns, storks, ibises, and spoonbills, flamingos canes, and the limpkin and sun-bittern. In all, over 300 species are described and details are given of their characteristics and behavior, voice, distribution, habitat, food, breeding and disp ... Read more

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Spokane, Washington: Arthur H Clark Company, 1990. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: red cloth; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. Includes a few b&w illustrations. In 1844 over 1000 emigrants took to the westward trail. They were the first to bring a significant number of wagons to their destination and to seek shortcuts from the established route. Based on the original accounts of Parish, Minto, Schallengberger, Hammer, Clyman, and the reminiscences of many others, this book is one of the most thorough treatments of a single year of migration to be published. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 273 pages. Index, bibliographical notes.

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Wait for Death

Ashe, Gordon (John Creasey)

  • Edition: 2nd Printing, this edition
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, December, 1972. Hardbound . 2nd Printing, this edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards -- light green with black at the spine, green spine text; the spine is slanted, otherwise a Good book, with a Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket design by David Holzman. A Patrick Dawlish mystery. This was originally published in London in 1957; this U.S. edition was first printed in October, 1971; this copy is the second printing of the U.S. edition. 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 186 pages.

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Waiting for Willa

Eden, Dorothy

  • Edition: Book Club Edition
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1970. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan boards; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Arthur Shilstone. Set in Stockholm, this is a story of romance and suspense. A beautiful English girl becomes enmeshed in the tangles of intrigue. 'Wilhelmina' is the simple signature at he bottom of a letter from Willa Bedford, but to her cousin, Grace, it has ominous overtones. A nearly forgotten schoolgirl's game, it is the long-standing signal for alarm. Grace decides to take the message seriously and begins her adventure into peril. Rear gutter code ''10L'' indicates a printing date of March 1970. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 254 pages.

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Waiting for Cordelia

Gold, Herbert

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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New York: Arbor House, 1977. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with red cloth at the spine; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket design by Judith Leeds; author photo by John Arms. This novel grew from a short story called Out of the Closet Comes Cody which was published in Oui Magazine in 1973 and from a story called Lady Spain which was published in Playboy in 1975. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 234 pages. Red endpapers.

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Wake Up, I'm Fat!

Manheim, Camryn

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Broadway Books, 1999. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Near Fine (dj is NOT price clipped). 8vo, 289 pp, a few photo illustrations.

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Wake in Darkness

McQuin, Donald E

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Macmillan, 1981. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; owner's name, otherwise a Good book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dj is not price clipped. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 436 pages. map endpapers.

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Wake of the Red Witch

Roark, Garland

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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1946. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: blue cloth with blind stamped ship, gilt spine text, the top edge tint is red; a Very Good book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the jacket is price clipped. Good color on the front panel; the jacket spine is darkened. Dust jacket art by Lynd Ward. This story of nautical adventure, passion, and gold was the basis for the 1949 movie starring John Wayne, Luther Adler, and Gail Russell. 8vo (8.25 inches tall) 434 pages. Dark blue endpapers with small white ship.

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New York: Smithmark Publishers, 1999. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated in b&w with historic photographs. Foreword by Ken Burns. Historic commentary by luminaries like Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, as well as newspaper accounts, wartime songs, patriotic signs, and letters of the fighting men, combine with historic images to create a portrait of Civil War America. nearly square format: about 11.25'' tall x 10.5'' wide 64 pages. Index, bibliography. photo endpapers.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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New York: A S Barnes & Company, 1966. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: dark navy cloth; a Very Good book with a Fair dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Includes numerous black and white illustrations; both photographs and art. In this history of the Channel from its beginnings in ancient geological time to the present, Ernle Bradford presents a magnificent pageant of ships, of invaders, of pirates and freebooters who sailed this broad highway to lands across the sea which were theirs for the taking. The invasion of William the Conqueror, the Spanish Armada, the defense against Napoleon, Dunkirk, the Anglo-American assault on Normandy -- all of these Channel operations are chronicled, but not forgotten are the quiet villages nestling in coves and harbors, the brave men who day after day go down to the sea in ships. Small 4to (about 10 inches tall) 112 pages. Index. Map endpapers.

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Walt Disney's Cougar: A Fact-Fiction Nature Story

Montgomery, Rutherford; illustrated by Robert Magnusen

  • Edition: ''Authorized Edition''
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New York: Golden Press, 1961. Hardbound . ''Authorized Edition''. BINDING/CONDITION: grey pictorial cloth; reinforced binding (Goldencraft Library Binding), but NOT a library-owned copy; this has a large offensive bright pink highlighter dot on the bottom edge of the text block (not a true remainder mark, but a mark of that sort), otherwise in Very Good+ condition. Well illustrated with two-color drawings by Robert Magnusen. This is from a series of books each based on a Walt Disney short film (do not confuse this with the Disney film, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar -- not related at all). This is the story of a mother cougar and her two cubs and the little adventures in their young lives. Then one of the young cub's inexperience and hunger leads to an attack on a flock of sheep and puts them in danger from hunters with dogs. In this library binding edition, the illustrated endpapers from the regular trade edition are included, but offset toward the interior. 8vo (about 8.75 inches tall) 124 pages. Light blue ... Read more

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Racine, Wisconsin: Western Publishing Company, 1980. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: the set is unused, the finger puppets have not been ''punched-out'', the books and scenery boards are like new, however one of the six bases for the boards has been lost, with a replacement made from cardboard. The box was opened improperly so is somewhat ragged at the end opening and has a small tape stain there (otherwise the box is very good). The boxed set includes six Tell-A-Tale storybooks of uniform size (about 6.25 inches tall by 5.5 wide): Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Bambi, Snow White, Lady, and Pinocchio, plus eight finger puppets, and six scenery boards with stands. The boards are about 6.25 inches tall by 10 wide.

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  • Edition: 17th Printing
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New York: Alfred A Knopf, October, 1969. Hardbound . 17th Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth with gilt, titles blind stamped, small circular vignette with gilt; yellow top edge tint; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Illustrated with black and white drawings by the author. ''Shortly before his death on April 10, 1931, Kahlil Gibran completed this book. In these beautiful parables and drawings are crystallized his whole life's message -- a message that has consoled and inspired thousands of readers since its publication.'' (from the cover). Printed by Halliday Lithograph Corporation, West Hanover, Massachusetts; bound by Book Press, Brattleboro, Vermont. This was originally published January 8, 1932. 8vo (8.25 inches tall) 92 pages.

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The Wandering Arm

Newman, Sharan

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, October, 1995. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket art by Joe Curcio. This is the third novel in the Catherine LeVendeur series. Includes a double page map. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 351 pages.

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The Wanton Summer Air

Hazo, Samuel

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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San Francisco: North Point Press, 1982. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: Very Good+ book w/Very Good dj (dj is NOT price clipped). 8vo

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: NAL Caliber, April, 2010. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: turquoise boards with dark navy at the spine; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes a section of black and white photo plates. The publisher's blurb reads: ''In November 1943, a young officer named Charlie Rush drew duty on the USS Billfish, a submarine in the Pacific. While the Billfish was on patrol in the Makassar Strait of Borneo, a Japanese task force spotted the sub and launched such a vicious depth charge attack that no vessel could possibly survive. Rush, as diving officer, ordered the ship to dive, despite the confusion and hesitation of his captain. As he oversaw damage control, thundering depth-charge explosions racked the submarine during fifteen hours of hell under the sea. When he was finally able to seek out the captain, Rush found no one at the helm. The skipper and two senior officers were incapacitated -- either from fear or lack of air. Billfish was dead ... Read more

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  • Edition: Book Club Edition
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1970. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: dark rust binding; a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket. Includes two sections of black and white photo plates. Presents detailed accounts of such encounters as the Sioux Uprising at New Ulm, the Battle of Wounded Knee, the Fetterman and Sand Creek Massacres, Custer and the Little Big Horn, the Battle of the Lava Beds, and others. This traces the half century of warfare which made up the Indian's last desperate resistance to the encroachment on their homelands. Written from family papers, journals and diaries, and many other primary sources, it contains graphic descriptions of the harsh life of the miners, fur traders and sod busters living in distant outposts; the boredom of day-to-day life in the Cavalry, as well as blood curdling stories of raids, kidnappings, scalpings and burnings on both sides. Rear gutter code ''O11'' indicates a printing date of March, 1973. 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 335 pages. Read ... Read more

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Chicago: Morton M Malone, Publisher, 1915. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth with black decoration; paste-on oval photo on the front cover; the cloth is worn at the corners and spine ends; owner's names and addresses on the front endpaper, in Good condition. Includes a few maps and other black and white illustrations. ''A systematic presentation and interpretation of the German - Austrian Cause in the World War, including many of the best Editorials, Articles, Lectures, Addresses, Debates and Comment by the ablest writers in the United States and Europe, especially dealing with official proceedings in relation to The World War.'' about 11.25 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide 352 pages.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1988. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards (paper with the appearance of cloth); a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. The panoramic dust jacket art is from an original painting by Pat Shealy. The appendix material includes a fold out chart showing Major USAF Units and Aircraft in South Vietnam from 1965 to 1968 by time and location. Illustrated in b&w with maps and photographs. This is part of a series on the US Air Force in Southeast Asia. In 1965 the Air Force was called on to provide direct fire support and airlift to the ground forces. Men and planes adapted admirably, ultimately flying more missions, dropping more bombs, and delivering more men and supplies, with a lower loss rate, than in any previous conflict. The aircraft involved in this war ranged from ancient lumbering propeller planes to sleek supersonic jets. While most aircraft flew traditional missions, others found new roles -- huge intercontinental nuclear ... Read more

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  • Edition: Facsimile Edition
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New York: Arno Press, 1977. Hardbound . Facsimile Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Compiled from The Mid-Week Pictorial, this was originally published in 1919 by The New York Times Company. This is strictly a book of photographs and contemporary drawings with brief captions. Several topographical maps add to the understanding of various battles and campaigns. A huge, large format collection of pictures. folio (15.25 inches tall) 528 pages.

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