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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

By: Steptoe, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265294

ISBN: 0688040462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on jacket rear. 1987 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad-tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king, who is choosing a wife. View more info

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The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277990

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stain along edge of front jacket flap, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips and small tears. Spine slightly cocked, faint stain to page ridge. 1962 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate Navy was a very small collection of nearly anything that would float -- mostly small, unmilitary vessels and a few captured Union ships; there was not one real warship in the fle... View more info

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The Tower

By: Stern, Richard Martin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265937

ISBN: 0679503633

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1973 Hard Cover. 343 pp. An action-packed suspense novel, basis for the movie The Towering Inferno. Dominating the New York skyline is the new World Communications Center, the greatest building ever constructed. On the day of its dedication, a glittering cast of VIPs gathers at the very top. The junior architect, Nat Wilson, makes horrifying discovery: The structure is fatally flawed. And then in the core of the building, a cha... View more info

History of the Canadian National Railways (Railroads of America)

By: Stevens, G.R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281629

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Three-inch tear to jacket front previously mended with tape, jacket edges bumped. 1973 Hard Cover. xii, 538 pp. This is the absorbing and definitive history of America's largest railway system, the Canadian National Railways, from the pioneering era of wooden rails to the present--and its position as the world's most efficient publicly owned enterprise. View more info

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The Life Stone of a Singing Bird

By: Stevenson, Melody Henion

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1540134

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket.Near Fine. 1996 Hard Cover. 175 pp. Author's first novel. Melody Henion Stevenson's debut novel is a work of magical realism set in the American West. Headed west from Virginia, Iris loses her husband to an Indian attack and then gives birth to a stillborn child. Meanwhile, a young Indian woman named Singing Bird bears a son out of wedlock. For her crime, she is forced to carry an enchanted stone that pulls in everything, everywher... View more info

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The Future of the Past

By: Stille, Alexander

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272868

ISBN: 0374159777

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear to jacket. Minor pencil marginalia on Contents page, printed articles laid in. 2002 Hard Cover. xxi, 339 pp. A fascinating tour of the past as it exists today, and of the dangers that threaten it, through incisive portraits of our attempts to maintain it: the high-tech struggles to save the Great Sphinx and the Ganges; the efforts to preserve Latin within the Vatican; the digital glut inside the National Archives, which may have caused m... View more info

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Icons

By: Stohl, Margaret

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270450

ISBN: 0316205184

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket corners lightly bumped. 2013 Hard Cover. 428 pp. Ro murmurs into my ear. Don't be afraid, Dol. They're not coming for us. Still, he slips his arm around me and we wait until the sky is clear. Because he doesn't know. Not really. Everything changed on The Day. The day the Icon appeared in Los Angeles. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simp... View more info

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Dag Hammarskjold: A Spiritual Portrait

By: Stolpe, Sven; Walford, Naomi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269303

ISBN: 1121386822

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Price blacked out on front jacket flap. A very nice copy. 1966 Hard Cover. 127 pp. ...Sven Stolpe has here attempted a portrait of the man showing the evolution of his faith and refuting the arguments that Hammarskjold's Christian mysticism was disingenuous or the product of overweening pride. This book reveals its [Hammarskjold's faith] sources and influences--in literature, philosophy, politics, and theological writings--and the relation of this spiritua... View more info

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Oh Happy Youth

By: Strahan, Kay Cleaver

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1517484

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine base bumped causing minor tear, spine faded. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 306 pp. 8vo. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kay Cleaver Strahan (1888-1941) was an American writer who lived in Portland, Oregon. She created 'seasoned crime analyst' Lynn McDonald. Her book Footprints was a locked room mystery which won the Scotland Yark Prize for the best Detective Story of the Year. View more info

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Walleye Tactics, Tips & Tales (Complete Angler's Library)

By: Strand, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: North American Fishing Club: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269180

ISBN: 0914697285

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. 314 pp. Part of the COMPLETE ANGLER'S LIBRARY, by the North American Fishing Club. This book covers: understanding walleyes, getting the right equipment for walleye fishing, where to find walleyes, and catching those walleyes! Then, of course comes the eating, but you're on your own for that! View more info

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Laddie: A True Blue Story

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199349

Condition: Good


First edition, first state. Front hinge just starting, a few small spots along cover edge. 1913 Hard Cover. 602 pp. Original blue cloth, white titles and flowers on cover, endpapers and first 10 pages before text decorated with illustrations, color frontispiece. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production... View more info

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Days of Loneliness

By: Strindberg, August; Paulson, Arvid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Phaedra Inc. Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2098867

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Edges faded, wrappers lightly rubbed. 1971 Trade Paperback. vii, 93 pp. A novella originally published in 1903 as Ensam, which translates as 'Alone'. It was not translated into English until 1971, when Arvid Paulson released a translation through Phaedra (the edition offered here). From the preface: 'Containing a series of observations and meditations on human happiness and grief, frailties and vanities, Strindberg paints a canvas fi... View more info

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Adirondack: Of Indians and Mountains, 1535-1838

By: Sulavik, Stephen B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Purple Mountain Press / The Adirondack Museum: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281520

ISBN: 1930098588

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Near fine. 2005 Large Hardcover. 246 pp. Presents the early history, based on contemporary accounts and maps (many reproduced in color in this book for the first time) of the Adirondack and Iroquois Indians and the Adirondack Mountains. View more info

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Count The Days

By: Summerfield, Lin

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Constable Crime: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1524359

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1989 Hard Cover. 206 pp. Author's first novel. Lin Summerfield has written a first novel of extraordinary psychological insight and page-turning absorptions. View more info

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The Will

By: Swados, Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203174

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. 2 inch closed tear to jacket spine base, jacket lightly toned. 1963 Hard Cover. 343 pp. 8vo. Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers' clashing aspirations turn into an all-out war. Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Even as they worked together, Max sought out material thing... View more info

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The Hills Beyond the Hills: 400 Years in the Ministry

By: Swarthout, Paul F; Burckes, James H.; Goodwin, Artemas P.; Imes, William Lloyd; Pettingill, R. Earle; Thomas, William Hudson; Feyrer, Josphe; Reed, Frank A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Country Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278463

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few small stains on front jacket panel, front jacket flap clipped, quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel. Ink gift note on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on title page. 1971 Hard Cover. 327 pp. An account of various authors' experiences in Ministry. View more info

Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge

By: Taber, Gladys; Webster, Barbara

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281637

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. 359 pp. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Letters on the joys of country life, exchanged by Mrs. Taber and her friend Mrs. Shenton, of Chester, Pennsylvania. View more info

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Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth

By: Tabor, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266456

ISBN: 1400067677

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Gift note on front endpaper. 2010 Hard Cover. xv, 286 pp. The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made: both poles by 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked on the moon. And yet as late as 2000, the earth’s deepest cave—the supercave—remained undiscovered. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find ... View more info

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The Hundred Secret Senses

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196954

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. 8vo. Kwan, a seventeen-year-old Chinese half-sister, turns young Olivia's world upside down with her stories of ghosts of another time, tales that have a profound impact on Olivia's life and imagination, until she discovers a way to reconcile the ghosts of the past with her dreams of the future.Keywords: FICTION SISTERS OLIVIA LAGUNI ... View more info

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The Bonesetter's Daughter

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196956

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 353 pp. 8vo. In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write all that she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, her daughter Ruth, a ghostwriter for... View more info

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Saving Fish from Drowning

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197120

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 474 pp. 8vo. A provocative new novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter. On an ill-fated art expedition into the southern Shan state of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour-and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error... View more info

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The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197123

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on title page. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 398 pp. 8vo. In her first book of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Amy Tan shares her personal philosophy of fate. Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own bra... View more info

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The Hundred Secret Senses

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197247

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. 8vo. Kwan, a seventeen-year-old Chinese half-sister, turns young Olivia's world upside down with her stories of ghosts of another time, tales that have a profound impact on Olivia's life and imagination, until she discovers a way to reconcile the ghosts of the past with her dreams of the future.Keywords: FICTION SISTERS OLIVIA LAGUNI ... View more info

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Proust: The Search (Jewish Lives)

By: Taylor, Benjamin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268592

ISBN: 0300164165

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2015 Hard Cover. xiv, 199 pp. Marcel Proust came into his own as a novelist comparatively late in life, yet only Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky were his equals when it came to creating characters as memorably human. As biographer Benjamin Taylor suggests, Proust was a literary lightweight before writing his multi-volume masterwork In Search of Lost Time, but following a series of momentous historical and personal e... View more info

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Knight in Shining Armor: Our 1923 Trek in a Model 1917 Willys Knight Touring Car

By: Taylor, Bess

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267133

ISBN: 0533037131

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and inscribed by author: May 1979 For Connie--A Wonderful ____ adventures--adventures with this Knight__. To my ADK Sister Love, Bess. Light water damage to rear jacket, half-inch tear along top edge of jacket front, jacket front faintly foxed. 75 pp. Willys-Knight is an automobile that was produced between 1914 and 1933 by the Willys-Overland Company of Toledo, Ohio. John North Willys purchased the Edwards Motor Car Company of Long Island, New York... View more info

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Riley RM-Series

By: Taylor, James

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273780

ISBN: 0947981365

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1990 Hard Cover. 192 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. The Riley RM Series is an executive car which was produced by Riley from 1945 to 1955. It was the last model developed independently by Riley prior to the 1952 merger of Riley's still new owner Nuffield, with Austin to form BMC. The RM series was originally produced in Coventry, but in 1949 production moved to the MG works at Abingdon. The RM models were marketed... View more info

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A Summons to Memphis

By: Taylor, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276301

ISBN: 0394410629

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remnant of Strand sticker on front endpaper, crease along top jacket edge. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee. During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarri... View more info

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A Dream of Fair Women

By: Tennyson, Alfred [Lord]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston: James R. Osgood and Company: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2169667

Condition: Very Good


First edition. First gathering beginning to loosen, owner bookplate on front endpaper, unmarked Christmas bookplate on front flyleaf. 1880 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 103 pp. Original brown cloth, gilt titles, all edges gilt. A decoratively bound volume of poetry by the British poet laureate, illustrated with numerous fine engravings by various artists. View more info

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Bird Ambulance

By: Thomas, Arline

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200509

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned and lightly foxed.Jacket lightly rubbed, jacket toned. 1971 Hard Cover. xi, 131 pp. The heartwarming journals of the birdlady of Queens, including the warbler that came to dinner, bird in a sling- and many other delightful stories. Illustrated with photographs. View more info

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Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

By: Thomas, Evan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272355

ISBN: 0316091049

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light smudge along top page ridge. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower would take a colossal risk by bluffing that he might use nuc... View more info