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The Manx Tales

By: Armstrong, RD

Price: $29.00

Publisher: San Pedro, CA, Lummox Press: 2000

Seller ID: 22702

Condition: Very Good


Second Printing, one of 100 copies. Illustrations by the author. ; 45 pages View more info

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The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music

By: Bertholf, Bret

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21160

ISBN: 0316523933

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Bertholf on the title page. Bertholf, a painter and yodeling musician, traces the history of country music with colored-pencil and crayon illustrations and caricatures of country stars. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Churches and Graveyards of Berwickshire

By: Binnie, G. A. C.

Price: $89.00

Publisher: Berwick upon Tweed, UK, Self-Published: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22082

ISBN: 0952680505

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Binnie with best wishes on the front free endpaper. Moderate rubbing to the dust jacket. Illustrated, bibliography, index. ; 468 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Morphinism and Narcomanias from other Drugs; Their Etiology, Treatment, and Medicolegal Relations

By: Crothers, T. D. (Thomas Davison)

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22930

Condition: Fair


Hinges cracked and torn, with separation at the spine. An unmarked copy with a solid binding. Rubbing to the green cloth, with some fraying to the spine ends and corners. Several pages of publisher advertisements at rear. ; 351 pages View more info

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Camping and Character: A Camp Experiment in Character Education

By: Dimock, H. S.; C. E. Hendry

Price: $59.00

Publisher: New York, Association Press: 1931

Seller ID: 23062

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Foreword by William H. Kilpatrick. A gift inscription from 1935 on the free endpaper. The dust jacket is largely intact, with an abrasion to the rear panel. Darkening to the spine, and scattered nicks and closed tears. Dust soiling to the front panel. Publisher's price of $3.00 on the front flap. Illustrated, index. A classic in organized camping, which turned from a largely recreational pursuit to a character-building, democratic educational process. ; 364 pages View more info

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The Dizzy Patient

By: Elia, M. D., Joseph Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Springfield, IL, Charles C. Thomas: 1968

Seller ID: 22370

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


An unmarked copy in a very good dust jacket with a label shadow and an abrasion to the rear panel. ; 95 pages View more info

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Novice Notes: An Introduction to Cipher Reconstruction

By: Linz, Gerhard D.

Price: $97.00

Publisher: [Biloxi, MS], American Cryptogram Association: 1990

Seller ID: 22971

Condition: Very Good


In card covers with plastic sheet protectors. OCLC locates two copies. Bibliography, glossary.; 147 pages View more info

Image for The Way Things Work: From Levers to Lasers, Cars to Computers---A Visual Guide to the World of Machines

The Way Things Work: From Levers to Lasers, Cars to Computers---A Visual Guide to the World of Machines

By: Macaulay, David

Price: $79.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22989

ISBN: 0395428572

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Issued in illustrated matching boards and dust jacket. An unmarked copy in a slightly age-toned dust jacket with a tiny stain to the front panel. A modern classic, the text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. First printings are uncommon in this condition. ; 384 pages View more info

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50 Ways to Fight Censorship and Important Facts to Know about the Censors

By: Marsh, Dave (and Friends)

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22739

ISBN: 1560250119

Condition: Very Good


Signed on the title page, "Fight for your right, Dave Marsh." Covers rubbed, with a touch of smudging to the inside front cover. A basic primer of citizenship from the rock critic. Foreword by George Plimpton. Afterword by Barney Rosset. Illustrated, index.; 128 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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In a Persian Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from the Near East

By: Mazda, Maideh

Price: $59.00

Publisher: Rutland, VT, Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1974

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23122

ISBN: 0804802602

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Eleventh printing. Inscribed by Mazda and dated in 1975. Laid in is a menu for the three meals that were prepared in celebration of Discover Iran, held at the Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The menu is a single sheet, folded twice with an illustrated facing page. Owner notation on the back of the menu. Publisher's price of $5.75 on the front flap, with the bottom corner clipped. Illustrations by M. Kuwata.; 175 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Saturday Night in America

By: Orlean, Susan

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13580

ISBN: 0394573366

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Orlean. An Uncorrected Proof in pale pink wrappers with the publisher's original title of Saturday Night in America. Publisher's corrected publication date taped to the front cover. Orlean demonstrates an eye for detail as she describes an array of Saturday night activities: partying, watching television, geriatric polka dancing, working in a missile silo or simply cruising the streets. The first book by the author of The Orchid Thief.; 259 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York

By: Riis, Jacob A.

Price: $61.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Seller ID: 22976

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Reprint. Rubbing to the edge of the boards, with slight fraying to the top of the rear board. Offsetting to the endpapers. An unmarked copy with a solid binding. First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. ; 304 pages View more info

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Calamities of Exile Three Nonfiction Novellas

By: Weschler, Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, University Of Chicago Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9605

ISBN: 0226893936

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Inscribed by Weschler, "For Michael, at home in Colorado, Lawrence Weschler." Very slight edgewear. Three essays about excruciating modern themes: individual responsibility, national identity, and courage. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America before Federal Regulation

By: Young, James Harvey

Price: $199.00

Publisher: Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22738

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A bump to the top corner, and the heel of the spine. Mild rubbing to the dust jacket. Chronicles the rise of the patent medicine trade from its beginnings in colonial America until passage of the first federal food and drug law. Illustrated, index. ; 282 pages View more info