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Highland Dress

by Collie, George F

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Published
1948
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First Edition Thus
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London: Penguin Books, 1948. Thirty printed pages of text (plus one unpaginated). Contents: 'Abolition and Proscription of the Highland Dress'.... 'Repeal of the Act Prescribing the Wearing of Highland Dress'.... 'Highland Dress'(with illustrations).... 'A List of Books( with chapter heading illustration).... 'R.R. McIan' (short history).... 'Notes on the Plates'.... 'List of Plates'. Twenty-four full-page colour plates taken from… Read more
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The North American Wood Heat Handbook

by Flagler, Gordon

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780888790903
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons / Deneau Publishers & Company Ltd, 1982. Revised and Updated Edition. Oversized card cover format. This complete and eminently useful handbook combines information on the newest wood-burning technology with lore acquired from a lifetime of heating with wood. Bibliography and index provided. Excellent illustrations by Ian Grainge accompany text. An extremely bright,… Read more
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Confirmation. The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us

by Strieber, Whitley

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Published
1998
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780312185572
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. This book is at once a journey of scientific discovery and the story of the personal struggle Strieber has fought since he had an apparent close encounter in 1985 which he recounted in "Communion: A True Story". Labeled insane, a liar and a cult leader Strieber proceeds to correct the record. He provides… Read more
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Today's Best Nonfiction

by Noonan, Perry; Steven Emerson; Brian Duffy; Thomas J. Watson,Jr.; Peter Petre; Barry Siegel

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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Pleasantville, NY/ Montreal: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1990. (c. 1990) First Edition Volume 7. Contents include: What I Saw at the Revolution. A Political Life in the Reagan Era by Peggy Noonan.... The Fall of Pam Am 103. Inside the Lockerbie Investigation by Steven Emerson and Brian Duffy.... Father, Son & Co. My Life at IBM and Beyond… Read more
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1984: Spring. A Choice of Futures

by Clarke, Arthur C

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Published
1984
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780345313577
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New York: Ballantine Books, 1984. In this extraordinary collection of his articles, essays and speeches, Arthur C. Clarke, citizen of the world, expounds on some of the world's enormously serious problems: war and peace, the frontiers of space, the need for global communications, etc. In the more personal pieces Clarke, citizen of Sri Lanka, takes on subjects… Read more
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Away From It All

by Wilson, Sloan

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1969) Book Club Edition. By the author of "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit." Sloan Wilson's first book of non-fiction. In it he tells what happened to him when he decided to abandon the comforts his career as a successful novelist had brought him in order to pursue… Read more
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The Bermuda Triangle. An Incredible Saga of Unexplained Disappearances

by Berlitz, Charles (with the Collaboration of J. Manso Valentine)

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9780385041140
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New York: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1974 (1974) Later Printing. In this extraordinary book, a man with a wide knowledge of the unexplained mysteries of our world demonstrates again that the universe is not only stranger than we imagine, but stranger than we can imagine. Charles Berlitz reviews many of the bizarre ( and continuing) disappearances of… Read more
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The Exploration of Space

by Clarke, Arthur C

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers (c. 1951) BOMC Edition. A simple, scientifically accurate treatment of space travel and man's place in the universe. This book has been written by Arthur C. Clarke (scientist, F.R.A.S and Chairman of the British Interplanetary, Society) to answer all the questions which the intelligent layman asks about the new science… Read more
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Heraldry, Ancestry and Titles. Questions and Answers

by Pine, L.G

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Published
1965
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Gramercy Publishing Company, 1965. First Gramercy Edition. 122pp. This is an ancient theme but one which has many modern and day-to-day applications. Mr. L.G.Pine., a world authority, sets out the answers to the host of questions which he has been asked during the many years he has lectured on this subject. A list of… Read more
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Time Flies

by Cosby, Bill

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Published
1987
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First Edition
ISBN
9780385240406
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Toronto: Doubleday, 1987. Introduction by Alvin E. Poussaint M.D. Age is no laughing matter, but "Time Flies" will change all that. Bill Cosby, America's best-loved media personality, brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject that seems to be on everyone's mind these days. Here are the trials and tribulations of mid-life: the aches and pains,… Read more
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Take A Chance ! Confessions of A Quizmaster

by Dickson, Roy Ward

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Fine
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First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780889024083
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Fitzhenry & Whiteside The man who invented the Quiz program - and starred on thousands of them across Canada and in Britain - lifts the curtain of an extraordinarily eventful life. His story is not only a fascinating inside look at the world of radio and tv, but a slice of nostalgia, as Roy Ward Dickson's unique career winds its… Read more
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Runaway

by Irvine, Lucy

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Random House, 1987. . "Castaway" was the extraordinary best seller about Lucy Irvine's year on a desert island, "Runaway" is the equally remarkable story of her life before Castaway. It is the adventure of a young woman who dreamed and lived far outside the usual limits; - a story of rebellion and survival.. First Edition. Hard Cover.… Read more
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To England With Love

by Frost, David and Anthony Jay

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Published
1968
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Near Fine
Edition
Second Impression
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, Heinemann, 1968. This book explains and wickedly illustrates modern English attitudes toward their rulers, their class structure, themselves and their European neighbours - to everything, indeed, that makes an Englishman a mad dog. Wine cloth boards with gilt print to spine. Price-clipped illustrated jacket design by Graham Bishop.. Second Impression. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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The Collapsing Universe. The Story of Black Holes

by Asimov Isaac

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Published
1977
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780802704863
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New York: Walker and Company, 1977. Isaac Asimov explores the implications of black holes. As questions are probed, he takes the reader on an engaging tour from the atom's innermost core to the outermost reaches of the universe introducing remarkable phenomena from photons, etc, etc. to wormholes and white holes. This is the most important book on astronomy… Read more
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Understanding The Scots. A Guide For South Britons And Other Foreigners

by McLaren, Moray

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Published
1956
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Very Good
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First Edition
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London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1956. Can anyone really understand the Scots? If anyone can, it is Mr. McLaren who is very much of a European as well as Scot. His roots are in his native land where he lives, but he has travelled much. In this book he discourses affectionally, yet humorously, on his compatriots, their admirable qualities and… Read more
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The Art Of Survival

by Troebst, Cord Christian (Translated From The German By Oliver Coburn)

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Published
1965
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New York: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1965. (1965) Actual experiences of people in emergency situations prove you can't rely on miracles but reveal what you can do. A dramatic, illustrated narrative of the ingenious and often hair-raising devices of survival - in the desert, after plane crashes, at sea, and even along our "safe" highways. Blue-green cloth… Read more
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You Can Get There From Here

by MacLaine, Shirley

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Published
1975
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Near Fine
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First Edition, Second Impression
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9780393074895
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New York: Walker and Company Inc., 1975. Black cloth boards - orange-red endpapers. Bookplate to fep, name to title page. A square, clean copy in a very good, bright, photo dust jacket.. First Edition, Second Impression. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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A Handbook For Translators (with Special Reference to International Conference Translation)

by Fuller, Frederick. Sometimes Senior Reviser, United Nations

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Published
1973
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780900675768
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Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire: Colin Smythe Ltd., 1973. . 66 pp.. Introduction by the author. A handbook intended mainly for professional translators. "The original glossary on which this handbook is based included entries in French, Spanish, Portuguese. German, Swedish and Russian; but since French is by far the most important language from which English-speaking translators have to work in the international… Read more
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The Last Place On Earth. Originally published under the Title 'Scott and Amundsen.'

by Huntford, Roland

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9780689707018
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New York: Atheneum 1985 (c.1979, 1983) Glossy illustrated heavy card covers. 'Scott and Amundsen both wanted to be first to the Pole. One of them won. The other became a hero.' The contents open with acknowledgements, author's note, list of illustrations and list of maps. The book presents itself in two parts (part one covers 17 chapters.....part… Read more
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I Pledge Allegiance... The True Story of The Walkers: An American Spy Family

by Blum, Howard

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780671626143
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. . Here is the first definitive account of the Walker Spy Family - the fascinating tale of John Walker, Navy Communications expert, who recruited his son, his brother, and his best friend into what has been called "the most damaging spy ring in American history...." Grey boards, blue cloth spine with… Read more
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