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Fanny and Johnnie Cradock Cookery Programme No 1: The Key to Simple Cooking with Poultry by Fanny Cradock; Johnnie Cradock

Paulton, Bristol, England: Purnell & Sons. 1970. Staple-bound magazine. Very Good. Color photo-illustrated thick paper covers. Lavishly illustrated. Cover and internal pages are tightly secured by three clean staples. Interior is unmarked. Cover shows she…

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Singing Wheels (The Alice and Jerry Books, Reading Foundation Series) by Mabel O'Donnell

Evanston, Illinois: Row, Peterson and Company, n.d. [c. 1940]. Hardcover. First Edition, unknown printing. Fourth-grade reader in the Alice and Jerry basal reader educational series. Near Fine. Prior owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise interio…

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Poemes Militants by Ahmed Sekou Toure

Conakry, Guinee: Parti Democratique de Guinee, 1969. Rare. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author. Black leatherette boards stamped in gold. 81 pages. Includes nine poems written after the 1964 first edition was published. No publisher or city listed, but the…

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

New York: William Morrow, October 2007. Special Gift Edition designed to look like a bible. Imitation leather. Gilt edges. Bound-in red ribbon marker. Red endpapers. Flexible binding. No dust jacket as issued. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight and t…

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Day In and Day Out (The Alice and Jerry Books, Reading Foundation Series) by Mabel O'Donnell; Alice Carey

Evanston, Illinois: Row, Peterson and Company, n.d. [copyright 1936]. Hardcover. First Edition, no additional printings listed. First-grade reader in the Alice and Jerry basal reader educational series. Red cloth over boards with blue & yellow titles and …

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The World of "Mestre" Tamoda by Uanhenga Xitu, Agostinho André Mendes de Carvalho, Antonio Jacinto (intro), Annella McDermott (trans)

Angola: União dos Escritores Angolanos + Empresa Nacional de Prospecção, Exploração, Lapidação e Comercialização de Diamantes de Angola, 1989. Hardcover. Green cloth in boards. An extremely rare copy of the Angolan publication of the first Engli…

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Freak Power : Hunter S. Thompson's Campaign for Sheriff by Daniel Joseph Watkins; Bob Braudis (foreword); Ajax Phillips (ed)

Aspen, Colorado: Meat Possum Press, 2020. Hardcover. Expanded Second Edition. Black linen over heavy boards with blind-stamp lettering and gonzo freak power fist. Signed by Daniel Joseph Watkins (author) and Sheriff Bob (Bob Braudis) on Half Title page. N…

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The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit B. Mandelbrot

New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1983. Hardcover. Third printing. Updated and Augmented Edition of Fractals: Form, Chance, and Dimension (1977). Burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles and gilt stamped fractal design to cover, fractal decorated endpaper…

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Selected Works of Ba Jin, Vol 2: Garden of Repose, Bitter Cold Nights by Ba Jin; Pa Chin; Li Yaotang; Li Fei-Kan; Jock Hoe (trans); Sidney Shapiro (trans)

Beijing: Foreign Languages Press. 1988. Hardcover. First Edition (stated, actually First English-language Edition). Blue leatherette over boards with gold titles to spine and front board. Sewn binding. Sewn-in yellow silk place-marker. Fine book in a Fine…

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Treasures of Lao Literature by Somsanouk Mixay

Vientiane, Lao PDR: Vientiane Times Publications, August 2000. RARE. Fine. Interior Pristine. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Cover rubbed, but clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 60 pages. Seven immortal epic poems of Laos, da…

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Peachtree Island by Mildred Lawrence

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. Likely first printing (no additional printings listed). Signed by author on half-title page. Very Good. No jacket. Prior owner's name and date on FFEP. Text block unmarked. Spine straight, but fad…

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The Hobbit or There and Back Again (Revised Edition) (Lord of the Rings Series) by J.R.R. Tolkien

New York: Ballantine Books, February 1966. Mass Market Paperback. Revised Edition. Dolphin Edition. U7093. Seventh printing, May 1967. Very Good. Lightly tanned. Prior owner's name penciled to first page. Text unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased…

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Marx's Kapital for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book) by David Smith

New York: Pantheon, November 1982. Trade Paperback. First American Edition (stated). Near Fine. Lightly tanned. Unmarked. Binding is straight, tight and uncreased. Light shelf and reading wear. Dog-ear to top front corner. See photos. Not from a library. …

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Freetown, Sierra Leone, Special Sheet map 1:50,000 (DOS, 419; 1968) by United Kingdom. Directorate of Overseas Surveys

RARE! Tolworth, Surrey, England: Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys, 419. First Edition. 1968. D.O.S. 419. Printed on one side. Color. 45.5" x 31" (116 x 79 cm) heavy paper sheet, folded after purchase. Condition: Very Good: Map is unmarked. S…

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The Side You Haven't Heard : Maurice Bishop Murder Trial : Testimony by the Defendants and Analysis by the NJM and Other Grenadians by Friends for Jamaica (ed); Bernard Coard; Callistus Bernard; Ewart Layne; Phyllis Coard; Christopher Stroude; Grenadians for the Truth about October

St. George's, Grenada: Friends for Jamaica, 1986. Unbound Manuscript. Good. Occasional underlining and notes. Not from a library. 489 pages.Contents:Statement of Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General on the Illegal Trial of the Grenada 18 (13 pages) …

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