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A Map of Glass: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: M&S: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197089

ISBN: 0771087276

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 371 pp. 8vo. Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew ... View more info

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Woodland Park (Images of America)

By: Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286595

ISBN: 0738580570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. Woodland Park, at an altitude of nearly 8,500 feet, is located 18 miles west of Colorado Springs along the north slope of Pikes Peak in eastern Teller County. Much of the history of the West passed through this area on the old Ute Trail?now Highway 24?as hunters, trappers, cowboys, Native Americans, settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers, and tourists discovered an abundance of natural beauty and varied business opportunities through the years. Woodland Park is now home to about 8,000 year-round residents, many of whom treasure n... View more info

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Woodland Park (Images of America)

By: Ute Pass Historical Society and Pikes Peak Museum

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286596

ISBN: 0738580570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink gift note on half-title page. 2010 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. Woodland Park, at an altitude of nearly 8,500 feet, is located 18 miles west of Colorado Springs along the north slope of Pikes Peak in eastern Teller County. Much of the history of the West passed through this area on the old Ute Trail?now Highway 24?as hunters, trappers, cowboys, Native Americans, settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers, and tourists discovered an abundance of natural beauty and varied business opportunities through the years. Woodland Park is now home to about 8,000 year-round residents, many of ... View more info

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Frederick III: German Emperor, 1888

By: Van der Kiste, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286434

ISBN: 0904387771

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine lightly toned. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Frederick III, German Emperor and King of Prussia from March to June 1888, was the husband of Victoria, Princess Royal of Britain. Despite the arch-conservative views of his father Prince (later King) William, from youth he was influence by the liberal beliefs of his mother Princess Augusta and later his father-in-law the Prince Consort, and in these he was staunchly supported by his wife. Bismark's appointment as Prussia's Minister-President in 1862 was a profound blow to Frederic... View more info

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Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor

By: Van der Kiste, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286435

ISBN: 0750919418

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy - usual marks. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 244 pp. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, this biography examines the complex personality of Germany's last emperor. Born in 1859, the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Prince Wilhelm was torn between two cultures - that of the Prussian Junker and that of the English liberal gentleman. View more info

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The Dragon Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By: Van Dine, S.S.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283861

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, a few faint stains to top page ridge, ink gift note. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 311 pp. The Dragon Murder Case (first published in 1934) is a novel in a series by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. It was also adapted to a film version in 1934, starring Warren William as Vance. A guest at an estate in northern Manhattan (Inwood Hill Park) dives into the swimming pool and disappears. His murder brings up references to a mythological dragon which is said to prey on the imprudent, but Philo Vance uses his knowle... View more info

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The Bishop Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By: Van Dine, S.S.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283864

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, smudge on rear board, bottom board corners lightly rubbed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 349 pp. The Bishop Murder Case (1928) is the fourth in a series of mystery novels by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. The detective solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme. The Bishop Murder Case is believed to be the first nursery-rhyme mystery book. The story involves a series of murders taking place in a wealthy neighborhood of New York City. The first murder, of a Mr. Joseph Cochrane ... View more info

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The Canary Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By: Van Dine, S.S.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283865

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, ink name and date on front endpaper, rear endpapers and a few pages faintly foxed. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 343 pp. The Canary Murder Case (1927) is a murder mystery novel which deals with the murders of a sexy nightclub singer known as the Canary, and, eventually, her boyfriend, solved by Philo Vance. S. S. Van Dine's classic whodunnit, second in the Philo Vance series, is said by Howard Haycraft to have broken all modern publishing records for detective fiction.[1] The earliest editions give the title with quotation marks aro... View more info

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The Bishop Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

By: Van Dine, S.S.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283866

Condition: Very Good


First edition No jacket, spine slightly cocked, bottom board corners bumped. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 349 pp. The Bishop Murder Case (1928) is the fourth in a series of mystery novels by S. S. Van Dine about fictional detective Philo Vance. The detective solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme. The Bishop Murder Case is believed to be the first nursery-rhyme mystery book. The story involves a series of murders taking place in a wealthy neighborhood of New York City. The first murder, of a Mr. Joseph Cochrane Robin, who is found pierced by an ar... View more info

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The Unknown Quantity

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269670

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, end matter lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1912 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 370 pp. 8vo. Margaret Armstrong binding design with her initials incorporated. Original blue cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. View more info

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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

By: Vassanji, M.G.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281566

ISBN: 0385659903

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very faint odor of smoke. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 405 pp. The novel begins in 1953, with eight-year-old Vikram Lall a witness to the celebrations around the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, just as the Mau Mau guerilla war for independence from Britain begins to gain strength. In a land torn apart by idealism, doubt, political upheaval and terrible acts of violence, Vic and his sister Deepa must find their place among a new generation. Neither colonists nor African, neither white nor black, the Indian ... View more info

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Interpretations of Piers Plowman

By: Vasta, Edward

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288776

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Presentation copy with author's card laid in. Light stain on jacket spine, jacket spine lightly toned, small tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1968 Hard Cover. xix, 378 pp. Piers Plowman (written c. 1370–90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed, alliterative verse divided into sections called passus (Latin for step). Like the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman is considered by ma... View more info

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Bury Me in Ravenna: A Novel of the Fifth Century Based on the Life of Galla Placidia, Gothic Queen and Roman Empress

By: Vaughan, Agnes Carr

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202739

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1962 Hard Cover. 332, [1] pp. 8vo. Family tree of The Reigning House of Theodosius on endpapers. An historical novel by the noted classical scholar. Aelia Galla Placidia (c. 388 - November 27, 450) lived one of the most eventful lives of Late Antiquity. Daughter of Roman Emperor Theodosius I and his second wife Galla, who herself was daughter of the Emperor Valentinian I, Galla Placidia was half sister of emperors Honorius and Arcadius. She had spent much time in the household of Stilicho the Vandal and his wife Serena. Stilicho was effectively the militar... View more info

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Iroquois Land Claims (Iroquois Books)

By: Vecsey, Christopher; Starna, William A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294362

ISBN: 0815624344

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps creased. 1988 Hard Cover. ix, 186 pp. The landmark Oneida Supreme Court decisions of 1974 and 1985 testify to the fact that the Iroquois' day in court has finally arrived. Although Indian petitions to regain their shrinking land base have generally caught the non-­Indian public by surprise, land rights have been an issue for the Iroquois for the past two-hundred years. This book provides a balanced appraisal of the land claims made by several of the Iroquois tribes. By drawing upon the viewpoints of those who have a direct stake in the land claims' outcome-Iroquois... View more info

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American Indian Environments: Ecological Issues in Native American History

By: Vecsey, Christopher; Venables, Robert W.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289132

ISBN: 0815622279

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Minor general wear. 1980 Trade Paperback. xxv, 208 pp. Contributions from Kai T. Erikson, William T. Hagan, Laurence M. Hauptman, Wilbur R. Jacobs, Oren Lyons, Peter MacDonald, Calvin Martin. These essays discuss the historical and contemporary relationships between Native Americans and the natural world. Topics include: environmental religions, Iroquois villages of the 18th century, Navajo natural resources, and subarctic Native Americans and wildlife. View more info

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Peoples of the Sea (The Ages in Chaos Series, Vol. 5)

By: Velikovsky, Immanuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301637

ISBN: 0385033893

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very small surface tear on front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 261 pp. The Concluding Volume of the Ages in Chaos Series. Velikovsky's controversial reconstruction of ancient history examines the Persian domination of Egypt and the conquest by Alexander. The Sea Peoples were a confederacy of seafaring raiders of the second millennium BC who sailed into the eastern Mediterranean, caused political unrest, and attempted to enter or control Egyptian territory during the l... View more info

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Long Way Back to the River Kwai: Memories of World War II

By: Velmans, Loet

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcade Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280275

ISBN: 1559707062

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 230 pp. The World War II survivor recounts his family's flight from Holland to Indonesia when the Germans invaded, his service with the Dutch army, his incarceration in a POW labor camp, and his return fifty-seven years later to the site of his imprisonment. View more info

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The Good Negress: A Novel

By: Verdelle, A.J.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282564

ISBN: 156512085X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Includes a signed essay. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. 298 pp. Author's first book. The year is 1963, and young Denise Palms has rejoined her family in Detroit where she must work to make a place for herself and prepare for the arrival of her mother's new baby. The baby will mean the end of Denise's afterschool lessons with a stern teacher who insists that Denise learn to speak proper English to make herself heard. Verdelle's intuition and ear allow her to dramatize precise moments of Denise's self-recognition and, in the process, offer... View more info

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The Art of Planting

By: Verey, Rosemary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295130

ISBN: 0316899763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine base previously mended with tape on rear side. 1990 Large Hardcover. 168 pp. Photographs by Andrew Lang. Discusses the plants that make good neighbors, shows how to work with borders and beds, and gives tips on dealing with special situations such as walls, water, and woodland View more info

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Hector Servadac. [Off on a Comet]

By: Verne, Jules; Frewer, Ellen E.

Price: $600.00  $480.00

Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291995

Condition: Good


First American edition. Tear along spine head, corners rubbed with some loss, hinges weak, one gathering sprung but holding. 1878 Hard Cover. x, [4], 370, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including images of planets and hot air balloon. Translated from Verne's original French by Ellen E. Frewer, with 96 engraved illustrations. One of Verne's lesser-known works, Hector Servadac (also titled Off on a Comet in some translations) tells the story of a group of people living on a piece of land that has broken away from Earth after the comet Gallia collides wit... View more info

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Why We Hurt: The Natural History of Pain

By: Vertosick, Frank T., Jr.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280174

ISBN: 0151003777

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine slightly cocked. 2000 Hard Cover. 292 pp. Using stories of patients in pain, a neurosurgeon and author of When the Air Hits Your Brain explains how pain evolved and why it functions the way it does, providing a mixture of medicine, history, anthropology and inspiration. View more info

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Japanese Maples: Momiji and Kaede

By: Vertrees, J. D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Timber Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299504

ISBN: 0917304098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned, jacket lightly rubbed, sticker on front jacket panel. 1978 Large Hardcover. xiii, 178 pp. One of the earliest Timber Press titles, and the first English language text on this topic. ..presents the history, taxonomy, nomenclature, culture, and propagation of Acer palmatum and Acer japonicum and illustrates hundreds of wonderful varieties of these versatile trees and shrubs. View more info

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The Rituals of Dinner: The Origins, Evolution, Eccentricities, and Meaning of Table Manners

By: Visser, Margaret

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Grove Weidenfled: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282736

ISBN: 0802111165

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor sticker adhesive along jacket spine base, jacket spine head lightly bumped. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 432 pp. Discusses the social aspects of dining, including seating, portions, utensils, table manners, and customs. View more info

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Navaho Means People

By: Vogt, Evon Z.; Kluckhohn, Clyde

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287651

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain on jacket spine and front panel, chips to jacket spine head and jacket spine base, top edge of rear jacket panel chipped, half-inch tear along top edge of front panel. 1951 Large Hardcover. 159 pp. Photographs by Leonard McCombe. Over 180 superb photographs show The People (as the Navaho call themselves) at work, at play; participating in their secret ceremonials of burial, puberty, and healing--the Navaho living the life they understand. View more info

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The Ice-Shirt

By: Vollmann, William T.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269276

ISBN: 0670832391

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark on page base, page ridges a bit foxed, a bit smoky. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 415, [1] pp. 8vo. The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland - and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-skinned race who have not yet discovered iron and still see themselves as part of nature. As William T. Vollmann tells the conve... View more info

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Life of John Calvin: Theologian, Preacher, Educator, Statesman, Presented to the Reformed Churches holding the Presbyterian System, on the 400th Anniversary of the Reformer's Birth

By: Vollmer, Philip; Good, J.I.; Roberts, Wm. H.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Heidelberg Press: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201102

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1909 Hard Cover. x, 218 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 1/4. 8vo. Black & white illustrations, including a number of photographs from Calvin's Theological School in Geneva. Original green cloth, gilt seal on front cover, gilt titles. A biography of the influential French religious reformer, who was a theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. Scarce. Calvinism emerged from the doctrines and practices of the Reformed churches, largely due to John Calvin's role in confessional and ecclesiastical debates throughout the 16th century. View more info

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Pictorial History of the German Navy in World War II

By: Von der Porten, Edward P.; Donitz, Grand Admiral Karl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303282

ISBN: 069001080X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few small tears to jacket edges, a few light smudges to jacket, sticker adhesive on front jacket panel. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1976 Large Hardcover. xiv, 367 pp. Includes more than 300 photographs. This dramatic story of the German Navy, from the calm day in June 1919 when crews of the Kaiser's Imperial High Seas Fleet cheated the Allies of the spoils of war by scuttling their own ships in the British harbor of Scapa Flow to the surrender of the remnants of Hitler's World War II fleet in 1945. It contains vivid accounts--and dramatic photographs--of such actions as the... View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200991

ISBN: 0440087171

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket flaps lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [3], 285 pp. 8vo. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. View more info

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Hocus Pocus

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199914

ISBN: 0399135243

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridge foxed, top edge smudged. Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. 8vo. A novel bwith themes of class, race, crime, suicide, and globalization, by the author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle. View more info

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Galapagos

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1985

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 2261630

ISBN: 0385294166

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295 pp. Leon Trout, the ghost of a decapitated shipbuilder, narrates the humorous, ironic and sometimes carping decline of the human race, as seen through the eyes and minds of the survivors of a doomed cruise to the Galapagos Islands. View more info