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1 Smith, William Gardner The Stone Face
New York Farrar, Straus and Company 1963 0911860487 / 9780911860481 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good 
213pgs.Blue-Gray boards, White spine with green lettering. xlibrary stamps, tape ghosts on the endpapers, stamps on the outer page edges. the text block is clean. Unclipped pictorial jacket has no tears or chips, no indication of xlibrary. in mylar sleeve. A novel based on the Paris Massacre of 1961 which stands as one of the few representations of the event available all the way up until the early 1990s. Stated first printing. Very scarce. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
2 Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The New Deal Years 1933-1937
New York Random House 1986 0394527534 / 9780394527536 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Thick Octavo 
756pp. Blue boards, white lettering on the spine. Like new copy. Price-clipped pictorial jacket has light wear to the upper edges of the jacket. in mylar sleeve. This is the third volume of a four volumes set on FDR, which begins in of of the darkest hours of the republic. Gripped by economic depression, the American peopel wre demoralize. Newly created agencies, NRA, AAA, TVA, WPA and others pushed the American economy toward full recovery. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
3 Grauwin, Paul Doctor at Dienbienphu
New York John Day 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good+ Octavo 
304pp. Prev. owner bookplate on the front free endpaper. Black boards with embossed red cross on the front cover.8 pgs. of photographs. Even toning to the pages, otherwsise a near fine, unmarked copy. Price-clipped pictorial jacket has closed tears, chips on the spine edges, tape ghosts on the back panel of the DJ in mylar sleeve. . The searing firsthand account of the horrors suffered by the French paratroops and soldiers during the siege of Dien Bien Phu at the hands of the Viet Minh. By the end of the battle in May, Grauwin had more than 1,300 wounded in the makeshift wards of his hospital, and deprived by the shelling of electricity, was forced to operate by candlelight. With the fall of the base on May 7, he was taken into captivity by the Viet Minh, later to be released in exchange for several hundred Vietnamese prisoners.. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
4 Rube Goldberg
Cedarhurst, N.Y Sacks Fine Art 1981 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8 1/4" x 11" 
unpaginated. Stapled pictorial wraps. Light wear to the covers. This is a sale catalogue of 120 of Rube Golderg's original cartoon drawings. A price list and order formis laid in. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 Dibdin, Charles Sea-Songs
Philadelphia D.N. Goodfield 2001 Facsimile Hardcover Fine Fine 4 1/2" x 7 " George Cruikshank 
463pp. Pictorial boards, red and black lettering. Red silk ribbon marker. 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank. As new. Unclipped pictorial jacket is new. in thick mylar. Facsimile of the 1914 Edition. Hundreds of sea songs, Charles Dibdin was the most prolific English singer-songwriter of the 18th century. A giftabel copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Torrey, Raymond H. Frank Place Jr. And Robert L. Dickinson New York Walk Book
New York Dodd Mead 1934 New and Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Octavo 
332pp. frontispiece. map endpapers. Teal cloth.. 9 maps, two of which are foldouts. Drawings throughout. offsetting to the front endpapers, even toning otherwise a well preserved, unmarked copy.Unclipped pictorial jacket. has chips along the extremities. in mylar sleeve. A vintage, attractive guide for walkers to all the roads, by-paths and rails within 100 miles of New York. Profusely illustrated with pen sketches and maps. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
7 Ukers, William h All About Coffee
New York The Tea & Coffee Trade Journal Company 1935 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Jacket Large 4to 
818pgs. Brown Cloth, gilt lettering. map endpapers. Color frontispiece.100's of black and white illustrations, and one page of color illustrations of varieties of green coffee beansThe definitive work on coffee. As the founder of The Tea and Coffee Trade Journal, an industry magazine still active today, the author spent seventeen years traveling the world and uncovering everything there was to know about both the bean and the beverage. From its historic roots and the drinking customs of different countries to its effects on the mind and the preparation of the perfect cup, this book captures all the rich and complex history of coffee. 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
8 Beeding, Francis The 12 Disguises
New York Books Inc. 1946 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
298pp. Black boards. gilt lettering on spine. light toning to the text, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, otherwise a tight, clean copy. Unclipped pictorial jacket has light rubbing to the edges. Though it states lst printing on the copyright page, this is a reissue of the 1942 edition, a World War Two set mystery novel of occupied Paris and the chief of England's Secret Service. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 Stegner, Wallace The Big Rock Candy Mountain
USA Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Octavo 
532pp. Burgundy Boards. Stated First Edition. Tape remnant on boards and pastedowns.. small bookstore label on the front pastedown, lacks the front endpaper. The text block is clean, unmarked. Unclipped pictorial jacket has the original $3.00 price on the front flap. The jacket has been tape reinforced along the extremties and is affixed to the mylar sleeve. Photo of the author on the back. The book is a semi-autobiographical novel. It follows the life of the Mason family (Bo and Elsa with their sons Chester and Bruce) during the early 20th century in the United States and Canada. The book is structured in ten sections.The fictional family in the book, like Stegner's family during his childhood, frequently moves to different cities in pursuit of various financial schemes that never work out. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
10 Doyle, A. Conan The Great Shadow and Beyond the City
London J.W. Arrowsmith 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Octavo James Greig and Paul Hardy 
320pp. Dark orange decorated cloth., gilt lettering, logo on the spine. Illustrated. Spine lean, otherwise a near fine, unmarked copy. An attractive edition of one of A. Conan Doyle's tales which are different from his Sherlock Holmes stories. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
11 Tilden, William Match Play and the Spin of the Ball
Port Washington, N.Y. Kennikat 1969 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Octavo 
177pp.frontispiece photo. 24pgs. of illustrations. Light blue cloth, black lettering. A few whitening spots along the edge of the front panel, otherwise a fine, unmarked copy. Unclipped, blue pictorial jacket is bright with small closed tear on the spine edge. Considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Bill Tilden demonstrates his strategy for breaking down an opponent's game by mastering the important tennis strokes and the fine elements of ball control. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
12 Beard, Mary On Understanding Women
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good- Octavo 
541pp. Light brown boards with blacklettering. very light soiling at outer corners of pages, otherwise an unmarked, lightly toned copy. Unclipped pictorial jacket chipped on the spine edges. in mylar sleeve. Statedf first edition. Mary Beard writes about women's role in history. She was an American historian, author, women's suffrage activist, and women's history archivist who was also a lifelong advocate of social justice. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 


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