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A Stillness At Appomattox: The Fateful Last Chapter of the Army of the Potomac's Dramatic Saga

By Catton, Bruce

Garden City: Doubleday, 1954. Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Map-endpapers (Petersburg). 438pps. The pages are faintly yellowed and there is very mild rubbing to the tips and spine-ends, otherwise clean, square, and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is a bit sundarkened and has light wear at the folds; the original price (5.00) is intact. A very nice copy of this classic. <br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. Cloth.

$40.00

View From A Height

By Asimov, Isaac

Garden City: Doubleday, 1963. In Near Fine condition. No dust jacket. Red cloth quarterbound in a black cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in silver. Stated First Edition. xii + 252pps. There is mild rubbing wear to the spine-ends and a small ink stain in the upper corner of the ffep., otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. A very nice copy of these Asimov essays<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 42-C.. First Edition. Cloth.

$40.00

Typee

By Melville, Herman

West Virginia: West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1962. Fine in a Very Good+ slipcase. Quarterbound in black, gilt-stamped calfskin over decorative gray boards. Pictorial endpapers. Gray topstain. 324pps., with a sepia "whaling" frontispiece and a few illustrations. There is a touch of fading to the topstain, otherwise flawless: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The slipcase is a bit sunned along the edges but is otherwise Fine. A quite nice and uncommon edition of this Melville classic. 'A Peep at Polynesian Life during a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas.'<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 41-T.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.00

Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (Advances in Semiotic)

By Eco, Umberto

Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1984. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Bound in full blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. ix + 242pps. First Printing. The spine-ends are mildly bumped and there are a few vague dust spots atop the textblock, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed and has a small crease in the rear flap. An excellent copy.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "Philosophers since the time of Plato and Aristotle on through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and into the modern period of analytical philosophy have debated the relationship between general semiotics and the philosophy of language. This ongoing argument, at the very core of epistemology, as well as the study of communication and signification, is the tradition that informs this brilliant and witty book by the well-known Italian scholar and writer Umberto Eco..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X11-C.. First Edition. Cloth.

$75.00

The Compleat Angler (or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation)

By Walton, Izaak and Cotton, Charles

London, United Kingdom: The Folio Society, 1966. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Bound in full green cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt and blue. Decorative blue-gray endpapers and topstain. xii + 272pps., with numberous black and white illustrations. The spine is a bit sunned and one page has a crease along it, otherwise fine -- a very nice copy of this classic. The slipcase, structurally strong and clean, has very light rubbing to the edges.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-C.. Hardcover. Illus. by Lamb, Lynton.

$25.00

The Upland Shooting Life

By Evans, George Bird

New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1971. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Bound in full brown cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Red topstain and decorative 'hunting' endpapers. xii + 301 + xi pps., with 16 pages of photos and a number of pen and ink drawings by George Evans. Stated First Edition. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has mildly rubbed spine-ends and a small, closed tear at the top of the rear panel. The original price (10.00) is intact.<br><br><b><font color=# 003366> "George Bird Evans is a man to whom upland shooting has been a way of life for fifty years, and his book is both a creed for shooters and a fascinating sharing of the experiences of a true specialist. It is not a book for meat hunters (although possession of the game means as much to the author as to the next man), rather it is a book, half 'how-to," half anecdotal and philosophical, that reveals in rich and intimate detail the unity that makes upland shooting that triad of bird-dog-gun in which no part is complete without the others..."<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 41-D.. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$125.00

Around the World
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Around the World

By Phelan, Matt

U.S.A.: Candlewick, 2011. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Bound in pictorial hardboards. Decorative purple endpapers. 235pps., plus an author's note. First Printing. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is equally Fine. SIGNED by Mr. Phelan, along with a doodle of Thomas Stevens (one the true-life characters in the book) to the original owners.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "As the nineteenth century wound down, a public inspired by Jules Verne's novel 'Around the World in Eighty Days' clamored for intrepid adventure. The challenge of circumnavigating the globe as no one ever had before attracted the fearless in droves. Three hardy spirits stayed the course. In 1884, former miner Thomas Stevens made the journey on a bicycle...the kind with a big front wheel. In 1889, pioneer reporter Nellie Bly embarked on a global race against time that assumed the heights of spectacle. And in 1895, a retired sea captain Joshua Slocum quietly set sail on a thirty-six-foot sloop named the Spray, braving pirates and treacherous seas to become the first person to sail around the world alone..."<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 41-C.. SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$60.00

Frank Forester's Fish And Fishing of The United States And British Provinces of North America

By Herbert, Henry William

[Lyon]: Derrydale Press, 1993. In Fine condition. Bound in full brown leather, decoratively stamped in black and gilt. All page edges gilt. Marbelled endpapers. 359pps. + a supplement of 86pps. Numerous illustrations throughout. A beautiful, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. Volume 2 in the Derrydale Press Limited Edition Fly Fisherman's Gold Library. This is #282 of 2500 copies of the volume. The original Derrydale Press bookplate is laid in.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 41-T. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$75.00

The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont (Map Portfolio)

By Jackson, Donald and Mary Lee Spence

Urbana: University of Illinois, 1970. Fine in a Very Good slipcase. Brown cloth portfolio stamped in dark brown and gilt. The portfolio and its enclosed large-format maps are in Fine condition. Included with them is commentary by Donald Jackson in pamphlet form. The slipcase that houses the portfolio has light cosmetic wear and is slightly sun-darkened. Other volumes from the set are not included: this item is the map portfolio only.<br><br><b><font color =#003366> Maps include:<br> 1) Joseph N. Nicollet's 1843 map of the hydrographical basin of the Upper Mississippi River.<br> 2) Map to illustrate an exploration of the country lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains on the line of the Nebraska or Platte River (1843).<br> 3) Map of an exploring expedition to the mountains in 1842 and to Oregon and North California in 1843-1844. This map changed the entire picture of the West and served as a model for future cartographers.<br> 4) Topographical map of the road from Missouri to Oregon, commencing at the mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and ending at the mouth of the Wallah Wallah in Columbia. It is in 7 sections. Compiled by Charles Preuss in 1846.<br> 5) Map of Oregon and Upper California from the surveys of Fremont and other authorities. Drawn by Charles Preuss in 1848.<br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 45-A.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.00

My Life in the Negro Leagues: An Autobiography

By Wilmer Fields

Westport, USA: Meckler Publishing, 1992. As New in an As New dust jacket. Bound in full brown cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. xiii + 91pps., with photos. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate: no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very mildly rubbed. SIGNED to the original owner by the author, Wilmer Fields, as well as by fellow Negro League ballplayers Gene Smith and Emilio Navarro. A newspaper clipping detailing the signing event (in the year 2000) is laid in.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 40-A. SIGNED. First Edition. Cloth.

$250.00

Out of My Later Years

By Einstein, Albert

New York: Philosophical Library, 1950. Very Good in a Good dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. 282pps. There is modest rubbing wear to the tips and the spine-ends and light specking atop the textblock, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has chipping at the extremities and light touches of soiling to the rear panel.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "These 60 chapters of Einstein's collected essays are on moral issues, Judaism, the relativity theory, the atomic bomb, education, socialism, world government, science and religion, and many other subjects..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-C.. First Edition. Cloth.

$22.00

Brown Gold : The Amazing Story of Coffee

By Uribe C., Andres

New York: Random House, 1954. [1954]. Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full pictorial brown cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. Tan endpapers. [xiv] + 237pps. + 30 pages of plates. Stated First Printing. There are a couple of bumps to the fore-edge, which has caused crinkling in the margins of some pages. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has moderate general edgewear, with a couple of chips to the top of the rear panel; the original price is intact.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...<big>W</big>ant to enjoy the most delicious coffee you ever tasted? Once you've read this book, you'll know all there is to know about the Monarch of Beverages -- its origins, its benefits, its role in manners, morals and politics, its status in inter-American relations, and how, despite a chunk of fish in the coffee pot, it came to be known as 'The American Drink.'..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . First Edition. Cloth.

$18.00

The Individual and the Value of Human Life (Studies in Social and Political Philosophy)

By Popper-Lynkeus, Josef; Haber, Joram G. (translator); Kelley, Andrew (translator)

Lanham, MD, U.S.A.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1995. In As New condition. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. xx, 115pps. No dustjacket, as issued. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. Introduction by Joram Graf Haber.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...<i>'The Individual and the Value of Human Life'</i> brings to the English-speaking world the ideas of Joseph Popper-Lynkeus, an Austrian philosopher, scientist, and social reformer who enjoyed great fame at the beginning of the 20th century and whose admirers included Einstein, Freud, Ernest Mach, and Karl Raymond Popper. Originally published in Germany in 1910, the book contains the ethical underpinnings of a social philosophy in which the individual is put forward as having inestimable value. Against theorists such as Hegel and Spencer whose writings bristle with contempt for the common man, Popper-Lynkeus puts forward an individualistic ethic that is at once a proposal for a welfare state, a critique of involuntary conscription, a recommendation for penal reform, and a criticism of metaphysics and religion. Haber's introduction includes a biographical essay and discussion and analysis of the book's central ideas..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . Cloth.

$25.00

The White House Transcripts : Submissions of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives
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The White House Transcripts : Submissions of Recorded Presidential Conversations to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives

By Nixon, Richard M

New York: Viking Press, 1974. [1974]. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full green cloth. The spine is stamped in bronze and gilt. Octavo. [ix] + 877pps. There is light rounding to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The bright yellow dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed; the original price is intact. An excellent copy.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...<big>T</big>his explosive volume contains the transcripts of forty-six clandestinely recorded private conversations between Richard M. Nixon and his closest advisors, edited and submitted to the House Judiciary Committee and to the public by order of the President himself on April 30, 1974.<br> Since the Congress of the United States began its multifaceted inquiry into the President's conduct in 1973 and early 1974, the tapes of these closed sessions in the Oval Office have become the focus of a struggle for the 'best evidence' with which to conduct an investigation. Now, with the substance of the thirty meetings and sixteen telephone calls -- edited by the White House to contain matters dealing with the Watergate scandals -- before us, we can read for ourselves the epic story of how men at the pinnacle of power tried to stave off acute political peril during an extended period of crisis..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . First Edition. Cloth.

$35.00

PrairyErth (A Deep Map)

By Heat-Moon, William Least

Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Textured beige boards quarterbound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Quarto. Map-endpapers. 624pps. There is a faint smudge to the fore-edge and a few slightly crimped lower page-corners. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a small closed tear at the upper front tip. A price-label has been affixed to the front flap. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. A nice copy of the author's seond book.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...<i>'PrairyErth'</i> is a vigorous and exalted evocation of the American land, its people, its past, its hopes. The very word 'prairyerth,' an old geologic term for the soils of our central grasslands, captures the essence of the American tall-grass country. Only a writer of William Least Heat-Moon's gifts could find in a single Kansas county the narrative of an epic, the nonfiction equivalent of the great American novel..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . SIGNED by the Author. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover.

$25.00

The Making of a Moon : The Story of the Earth Satellite Program (Revised Edition)

By Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. [1958]. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Blue cloth over boards with a black cloth backstrip. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in silver. Octavo. 205pps., with a number of plates and diagrams. There is mild bumping to the upper tips, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a 1/2" closed tear at the top of the front panel and modest rubbing wear at the extremities; the original price (3.50) is intact.<br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-C.. Cloth.

$25.00

Around Theatres (Volume II)

By Beerbohm, Max

New York: Knopf, 1930. Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in gilt. Deckle-edge. Octavo. Top edge gilt. Pps 381 - 749 + [xiii]. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends and a small tear on a preliminary page, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a sunned spine, modest touches of soiling, and light rubbing wear at the extremities. A very nice copy.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...Though in these critical essays Max Beerbohm is concerned mostly with the art of Shaw, Gordon Craig, Wilde, Henry Irving, Barrie and the others who made that period of the English stage flare with a brilliancy that has not been approached since, he touches on many other phases of the drama, both foreign and less modern. Written as only the inimitable 'Max' can write, these essays are a genuine contribution to the literature of dramatic criticism..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . First American Edition. Cloth.

$30.00

The Shipwreck of Their Hopes : The Battles for Chattanooga
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The Shipwreck of Their Hopes : The Battles for Chattanooga

By Cozzens, Peter

Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1994. [1994]. Near Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards quarterbound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Large octavo. xii + 515pps, including numerous maps and illustrations. First Printing. A previous owner's small nameplate is affixed to the front pastedown, otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Absolutely no reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "Civil War enthusiasts will welcome this concluding volume of Peter Cozzens's highly praised trilogy on the Civil War in the West.<br> The battles around Chattanooga in the late fall of 1863 were among the most decisive of the Civil War, opening the Deep South to the Union and setting the stage for the Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea. After Chattanooga, the principal Confederate army in the West fought without spirit or hope of victory. Cozzens's comprehensive account details movements of individual regiments, even as it reveals the larger impact of the campaign on the outcome of the war.<br> In <i>'The Shipwreck of Their Hopes,'</i> Cozzens draws on his acclaimed storytelling skills and exhaustive research efforts to fully chronicle one of the South's most humiliating defeats. As in his earlier books, he brings to life the officers and enlisted men who fought the war..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-D.. First Edition. Hardcover.

$18.00

Functional Analysis of Information Processing : A Structured Approach for Simplifying Systems Design (Business Data Processing: A Wiley Series)

By Booth, Grayce M.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1973. In Fine condition. Pebbled blue boards. The spine is stamped in white. 269pps., with numerous diagrams and a large pull-out chart. No dustjacket. A flawless copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "...Business Data Processing: A Wiley Series is intended for system analysts, programmers, and managers who desire to improve their competence in business/management applications of the computer. Treating some twenty subject areas, publications will provide a range of technical depth. The objective is to provide a series of publications that will enable readers to gain an understanding in specialized subject areas..."</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-C.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$20.00

The Indians of Northeastern America

By Bjorklund, Karna L.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1969. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full, light blue cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 192pps., lushly illustrated. There is mild rubbing to the extremities. Also, a previous owner's name is stamped on the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a sunned spine with light edgewear and toning; no chips. The original price is intact.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "Filling a need for a complete and accurate record of the Woodland Indians -- the Algonkians and Iroquois whose many tribes inhabited the vast northeastern part of our country -- Karna Bjorklund and her father, the noted illustrator, have combined their talents to tell in words and pictures the story of these native Americans..." <br><br></b></font> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. X03-B.. First Edition. Cloth. Illus. by Bjorklund, Lorence F..

$25.00

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