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George the Housewife

By: Herter, George Leonard and Berthe E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Waseca, Minnesota, Herter's, Inc.: 1972

Edition: Revised Fourt Edition

Seller ID: 10561

Condition: Fine


Gold cloth covers with black lettering and Herter family Clean, sharp copy. 344 pages with Table of Contents at rear of book. View more info

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Blue Down South: A Story of the Loyal Germans of the Texas Hill Country During the Civil War

By: Althaus, Voy Ernst

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Self Published: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10560

ISBN: 1480174769

Condition: Fine


42 pages. Historical fiction set in Fredericksburg, Texas during the Civil War. View more info

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A Bibliography of Chicago Imprints 1835-1850

By: McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Wright Howes: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10559

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. A number of pages are unopened at the fore-edge (uncut). 112 pages with reproductions of title pages from a select imprints.Includes Chicago Printers Publishers Booksellers 1835-1850 and Index. This copy is one of only two-hundred copies printed in this edition. View more info

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Drinking with Dickens

By: Dickens, Cedric (SIGNED)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1980

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10558

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly bumped. Light foxing to the top edge of the page block and top of the front panel of the dust jacket. The jacket also has very light wear and a tiny tear at the lower corner of the front panel. Protected now in a Mylar sleeve. This is the Second Edition, printed in December 1980 after a First Limited Edition in August 1980. 127 pages with illustrations. Includes Appendix 1 (The Great Port Controversy), Appendix 2 (Charles Dickens's Wine Cellar), Notes, Index of Recipes, and Index of Drinks. Cedric Dickens is the great-grandson of Charles Dickens. Here he has written a sketch ab... View more info

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Marc Chagall (Jewish Encounters Series)

By: Wilson, Jonathan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Schocken / Nextbook: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10557

ISBN: 0805242015

Condition: Fine


Price-clipped dust jacket, otherwise a fine, sharp copy. Inscribed to the previous owner and signed by the author on the title page. 238 pages, including a Bibliographic Note and Chronology of Chagall's life. "A portrait of one of the twentieth century's leading artists, Marc Chagall, reveals how his work reflects both a nostalgia for the vanished past and Jewish life in the early twentieth century, and his attraction to the secular goals and mores of modernism." View more info

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Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity (Jewish Encounters Series)

By: Goldstein, Rebecca

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Schocken / Nextbook: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10556

ISBN: 0805242090

Condition: Very Good


Light pencil underlining scattered throughout the text. If not for that, the book would be graded Fine. A sharp copy. 287 pages. From the dust jacket: "In 1656, Amsterdam's Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty-three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating a secularist challenge to religion that would be as radical as it was original. He went on to produce one of the most ambitious systems in the history of Western philosophy, so ahead of its time that scientists today, from string theorists to neurobiologists, count themsel... View more info

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The Consul: Musical Drama in Three Acts - Vocal Score

By: Menotti, Gian-Carlo (Words and Music)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer, Inc.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10555

Condition: Good


Assumed First Edition, no additional printings indicated. Edge wear, wear to the spine ends. The spine is partially unglued, but holding. Previous owner name on the title page. The Consul debuted in Philadelphia's Schubert Theater on March 1, 1950 before beginning its Broadway run a few weeks later on March 15. The play received two of the outstanding theater awards for 1949-1950: the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for the best musical play, and the Pulitzer Prize for Music. View more info

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Medford: The Ford by the Meadow - A Bicentennial Souvenir

By: Regan, William (and others)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Medford, Massachusetts, Medord Arts Council, Inc.: 1976

Seller ID: 10554

Condition: Very Good


A look at Medford, Massachusetts and its history in America's bicentennial year (1976). 87 pages with black and white photos and Index to Advertisers. Many local ads. Includes a reprint of President Gerald Ford's letter commending Medford and the Medford Arts Council for their bicentennial efforts. There is also a reprinted letter from Medford's Mayor John J. McGlynn regarding the observance. John Regan starts the history in Section I, The Founding of the Town, with his article, MEDFORD: The Ford by the Meadow, from which this book gets its title. Other contributors are listed in the Contents... View more info

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Hollywood Cocktails: Hollywood's Favorite Cocktail Book, Including the Favorite Cocktail Served at Each of the Smartest Stars' Rendezvous (Whenever it Becomes Legal to Serve)

By: N/A

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Buzza-Cardozo: 1933

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 10553

Condition: Good


No date, but before Prohibition ended in December 1933 as indicated by the book's subtitle. Fourth Printing stated. Edge wear. Cover colors are faded and have small amounts of moisture staining. Hole-punched in the upper-left corner, with old, knotted string for hanging on a nail or hook. Page 24 appears to have drink stains (Lindbergh Cocktail?). Small stapled booklet (5.75 X 6.25 inches), 40 pages of more than 200 cocktail recipes, followed by six pages of food and wine combinations and a "Morning After" hangover drink regimen. Art deco period illustrations throughout. Establishments feature... View more info

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Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercombie

By: Nicholson, Patrick J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Gulf Publishing: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10552

ISBN: 0872014045

Condition: Near Fine


About fine in a dust jacket that has a couple of blemishes-lower spine and front panel, upper corner-from apparent price sticker removal. Looks nice preserved in a new Mylar archival cover now. Biography of Houston petroleum industry giant, James Smither Abercrombie, founder of Cameron Iron Works and, as a philanthropist, founder and supporter of Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. 364 pages, Index, black and white photos. View more info

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Eire-Ireland (The Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies) - Earrach/Samhradh Spring/Summer 2001, Special Issue on Irish America

By: Curtin, Nancy J. and Vera Kreilkamp (Editors)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Morristown, New Jersey, The Irish American Cultural Institute: 2001

Seller ID: 10551

Condition: Fine


205 pages. Clean copy, as new. View more info

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Eire-Ireland (The Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies) - Fomhar/Geimhreadh Fall/Winter 2000-2001

By: Curtin, Nancy J. and Vera Kreilkamp (Editors)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Morristown, New Jersey, The Irish American Cultural Institute: 2000

Seller ID: 10550

Condition: Fine


262 pages. Clean copy, as new. View more info

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Eire-Ireland (The Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies) - Earrach/Samhradh Spring/Summer 2000, Special Issue: Translation

By: Curtin, Nancy J. and Vera Kreilkamp (Editors)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Morristown, New Jersey, The Irish American Cultural Institute: 2000

Seller ID: 10549

Condition: Fine


249 pages. Clean copy, as new. View more info

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A Discourse, Delivered the Next Lord's day After the Interment of Deacon Peter Whiting, Who Departed This Life, December 9th, 1805, in the Sixtieth Year of His Age

By: Emmons, Nathaniel

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, Heaton & Williams: 1805

Seller ID: 10548

Condition: Fair


String-bound, ragged paper. Stained, chipped, and foxed. The name "Kezia Pond" is written in contemporary hand at the top of the front cover. No date, but likely 1805. 24 pages. Emmons was pastor of the church in Franklin, Massachusetts when he delivered this sermon. Deacon Peter Whiting (1746-1805), originally from Wrentham, Massachusetts, settled and died in the neighboring town of Franklin. View more info

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The Siege of Trencher's Farm

By: Williams, Gordon M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company, Inc.: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 10547

Condition: Very Good


Very faint foxing and small abrasion to the fore-edge of the page block. The dust jacket has some foxing on the rear panel and flap edges and is protected now in a Mylar sleeve. 222 pages. "A novel of violence and riveting suspense" and basis for the movie Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah), starring Dustin Hoffman, 1971. View more info

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In the Shadow of the Rising Sun: The Story of Robert Davis, POW and D Battery 515th CAC, Orphan Unit of Bataan

By: Boisclaire, Yvonne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bella Vista, California, Clearwood Publishers: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10546

ISBN: 0964999730

Condition: Fine


221 pages, black and white photos. Inscribed and signed by the author: "Dedicated to Tom Chandler, who survived all this and came home; a legacy to bravery and honor. Yvonne Boisclaire." There is also a handwritten note on the publisher letterhead about the subject in her earlier inscription. Story of Robert Davis and the New Mexico National Guard members of D Battery 515, Coast Artillery Corps, who fought heroically in Bataan and Corregidor and suffered greatly as Japanese POWs in World War II. View more info

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In Fond Remembrance of Me: A Memoir of Myth and Uncommon Friendship in the Arctic

By: Norman, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Point Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10544

ISBN: 0865476802

Condition: Fine


Just a trace of wear. Nice, clean copy. 166 pages. From the publisher: "Howard Norman spent the fall of 1977 in Churchill, Manitoba, translating into English two dozen "Noah stories" told to him by an Inuit elder. The folktales reveal what happened when the biblical Noah sailed his Ark into Hudson Bay in search of woolly mammoths and lost his way. By turns startling, tragic, and comical, these inimitable narratives tell the history of the Arctic and capture the collision of cultures precipitated by the arrival of a hapless stranger in a strange land. Norman himself was then a stran... View more info

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Going to the Opera

By: Salter, Lionel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10543

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear to book and jacket, now in a Mylar protective sleeve. 160 pages with Index. Black and white photos. The story of opera from its earliest days to the television age. Includes information about new operas and classics, how the librettist and composer collaborate, the kind of theater for production, stages of production, and the responsibilities of the conductor, producer, stage manager, chorus master, ballet master and others. View more info

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The Book of European Light Opera

By: Ewen, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10542

Condition: Near Fine


Very light wear to the boards. The dust jacket shows some dampstaining along the spine, but the book is unaffected. 297 pages with Index and the following Appendixes: 1. A Chronology of the European Theater, 2. Listing by Composers, and 3. Selected Recordings. Illustrated with a section of black and white photographs. Contents include plots, composers, production histories, musical highlights, and critical evaluations of 167 European light operas. View more info

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The Wagner Operas

By: Newman, Ernest

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10541

Condition: Very Good


Mild wear to the book. Clean without writing or marks. The dust jacket is price-clipped, but has a price stamped next to the clipped portion of the front flap. The jacket also has a few edge tears and chips and is protected now in Mylar sleeve. 724 pages with more than 550 musical examples. "The Definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Wagner's ten most important operas and music dramas." View more info