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    The Artist's Sketchbook by Wiseman, Albany with Patricia Monahan

    David & Charles, Publisher, 2000. Book. Hardcover. First Edition. Hardcover. (Glossy pictorial boards), 4to. 128pp. Tight. From the estate of Lubbock, Texas artist with her name inscribed inside front cover. Fine.


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    $45.00

    MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY, SCIENTIST OF THE SEA by Francis Leigh Williams | [Justice Lewis Powell]

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1963. First Edition. Very Good binding. Signed. First Edition copy signed by the author at the behest of Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell and his wife Jo (well before Powell was elevated to the Supreme Court). An interesting inscription: "Inscribed at the request of the donors, Lewis and Jo Powell for Ed and Nancy Rucker with the author's hope that you will find interesting this life of a Virginian whose monument is so near your home. Francis Leigh Williams". Lacking the publishers dustjacket. Very Good binding.


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    £632.50

    Aeolus: or, the constitutional politician. With the remarks of a Briton on the trial of the Irish chairmen; a gentle reproof to the Monthly Reviewers; and a free conversation between an elector and his representative. In a letter to Sylvanus Urban, Esq. by [MATIUS*]

    London: printed for S. Bladon. 1770. 8vo., vii + (1) + 183 + (1)pp., including the half-title, bound in late 19th century half calf over marbled boards, some wear, particularly to corners, upper joint cracked but sound. A good copy. First and only edition. * Signed at the end 'Matius', but the actual identity of the writer not known. The remarks of a Briton> concern the trial of L. Balfe and E. M'Quirk who were found guilty of the murder of George Clarke, a Wilkinite lawyer at an election riot in Brentford in December 1768. The 'Constitutional politician' refers to John Wilkes himself.


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    An account of the principal lazarettos in Europe; with various papers relative to the plague: together with further observations on some foreign prisons and hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland. by HOWARD, John

    Warrington, printed by William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, C. Dilly, and J. Taylor, in London. 1789. 4to., with 22 engraved plates (of which 20 are folding) and one very large engraved folding table, viii + 259 + (15)pp., wanting the half-title, with a short closed tear in title but no loss, the title leaf laid down, bound in full contemporary maroon russia with gilt rules, sometime rebacked to match, spine gilt and lettered with the near-contemporary armorial bookplate of Robert Fellowes> (1770-1847), the rich philanthropist and sometime editor of the Critical Review.> An excellent presentation copy inscribed by Howard on the fly leaf ('the gift of Mr. Howard>'), and with a 10-line autograph note tipped in, written and signed by Howard on May 20, 1789, presenting this copy to Fellowes commenting that 'With pleasure I send over one of the two remaining copies of my last edit[ion] on \prisons - I left at Mr. Johnsons for Mr Fellowes by publication on Lazarettos. - I read little on the subject of the plague, as I wish to draw my inferences from close observation on the disorder itself, and those not from the theories of persons who have never visited patients in that ------- (?) and indeed my present opinion of it is different from any I have yet found in books .....'. First edition. This was a sequel to Howard's iconic work on prisons (Warrington, 1777). 'Shortly after Howard had visited his first prisons in the winter of 1773 he became interested in other public institutions and began to investigate bridewells, hospitals, and lazarettos. He soon became aware of the various medical and public health problems which are indigenous in such institutions. As he says in the introduction to the Lazarettos>: 'In my latest tours, I had with pain observed, that notwithstanding the regulations which had been made in our country, and elsewhere, for preserving health in prisons and hospitals, yet that infectious diseases continued occasionally to arise and spread in them. I had also been led, by the view of several lazarettos in my travels, to consider how much all trading nations are exposed to that dreadful scourge of mankind [plague] ....'. He had recorded in the 1784 edition of The state of the prisons> a wish 'that some future traveller would give us plans of this lazaretto [Leghorn], and that at Ancona and other places.' The following year he sailed abroad to do the job himself. The plans and careful notes on the management and personnel of the various institutions he visited constitute the bulk of the Lazarettos.> [Baumgartner p.33].


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    Jim The Boy by Earley, Tony

    Little, Brown and Company, 2000. Book. Hardcover. A winnner of the Granta " one of America's best young writers" award. Story of a ten year old boy growing up in North Carolina during the depression. Some wrinkling at top of dustjacket, o/w NEAR FINE, THIRD PRINTING, SIGNED BY EARLEY on title page..


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    $499.95

    Glen Island Casino Menu (1941) (Signed) by Charlie Spivak

    New Rochelle, New York: Glen Island Casino, 1941. Book. Good. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 12 1/2" x 9 1/2" Four-page Dinner Menu dated Sunday, June 8, 1941 with printed b/w cover photo of bandleader CHARLIE SPIVAK "The man who plays the sweetest trumpet in the world." Spivak has SIGNED and inscribed the cover in black fountain pen: "To Gertrude and Billie, Sincerely, Charlie Spivak" Glen Island Casino was a famous eatery and nightclub during the Big Band Era, and used the tag line "cradle of America's leading bands" and "dine and dance on the waters edge, just off the Shore Road on Route 1-A in New Rochelle, New York." Item in Good Condition, shows slight discoloration, smudges, and a 3/4" tear at the top center of menu cover. not touching inscription. Rare, one of a kind piece of pre-war American musical history..


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    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA WORLD ATLAS by William Benton

    Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961. Book. POOR (PLUS). Hardcover. 11 x 17. Title: ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA WORLD ATLAS 1961 Author: Geographical Editor - G. Donald Hudson Publisher/Copyright: William Benton - Publisher, Chicago 1961 Edition: 1961 Edition Binding: Dark maroon hardcover with gold lettering, spine cover missing. Signed: No Condition:(all defects if any are formulated into pricing): The book is without a dust jacket. The spine cover is missing (see photo). There is a name written in ink on the inside of the front board. Book is without any other marks or writings, pages are clean, book is a little loose because of the missing spine cover for support. Slight wrinkle line to the title page. A poor+ copy. Size: 11 x 17 (approximately)Pages: 387 pages Binding/Cover: Hardback without dust jacket Shipping & Handling: Insurance extra. Refunds: All items are 100% refundable up to 10 days after item received Background/Description: 1961 Edition. William Benton - Publisher, Chicago 1961. Poor/None dust jacket condition. The only reason for the poor designation is the missing spine cover. Still a good usable copy. Color maps and diagrams throughout. Really good price! No Reserve! InvCode: zf72.


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    Violin Concerto No. 1 (D Major) for Violin and Piano and Park Avenue Fantasy (SIGNED) by Brahms, Nic. Paganini, August Wilhemj, Matty Malneck, Jan Savitt

    New York - Boston: Carl Fischer, 1935. Sheet music. Fair. No Binding. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Over 1 lb. of various music scores, i.e. Big Band arrangements, some printed and others handwritten and SIGNED by Big Band Leader JAN SAVITT. In varying condition. Some items signed in fountain pen, others in pencil. Many musical notations in Savitt's hand added to the scores. I have no way of knowing if any of these are complete scores, so it's probably best to consider all of the titles as fragments. Titles are: "Park Avenue Fantasy", "Negro Spirituals: Go Down Moses - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "Valse" (Brahms), and "Paganini"..


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    Alfie and Me and The Ghost of Peter Stuyvesant by Mackellar, William

    Dodd, Mead, 1974. Book. Illus. by Stone, David. Hardcover. This is a mystery story by this well known author of books for older children or teenagers. The dustjacket has some spot and is somewhat worn but the book is bright and clean, otherwise VERY GOOD CONDITION, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper..


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    "I Met Four Gulls" and Other Poems by Morris, Ya'akov

    Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Jewish Chronicle Press , 1982. Signed, Dated & Inscribed By Author to Previous Owner on First page. Card Covers. 81pp. Published when the author was Israel's Ambassador to New Zealand. Light wear to covers. Contents clean and tight.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Michael Fowler and Shirley Markham . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    SHATTERHOUSE by Connellan, Leo and Sheehan, David (Foreword)

    Hollow Spring Press, 1983. Book. Second part of the award winning poet's trilogy. Trade paperback, 1000 copies printed, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED, NEAR FINE COPY..


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    Guilty Pleasures by Barthelme, Donald

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slight rubbing and browning to jacket; slight internal browning to endpapers and edges. [10], 165 pages. Author's first collection of non-fiction pieces; contains 24 short essays and parodies in all.


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    The Cruellest Night Germany's Dunkirk and the Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff by Dobson, Miller And Payne

    Naval: Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1980. 223 pgs., Maps & photos, Promotional stamp inside. Light wear. Personal inscription by author (John Miller). Signed by Author. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    The Great Fake Book by Bourjaily, Vance

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1986. First Edition. Full Leather. Near Fine. Howard, John (illustrator); 1 b/w Illustration (frontispiece). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [14], 305, [1] pages. One of an unspecified number of copies, privately printed for the members of The Signed First Edition Society, with a tipped-in leaf signed by Bourjaily (in blue ink) at front; also with Bourjaily's "special message for the first edition" at front. Bound in dark brown leather, gilt-stamped and decorated spine and covers, spine with raised bands, gray cockerell endpapers, a.e.g., brown silk bookmarker. Slight rubbing to covers; else a near fine copy as issued.


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    Christmas Ribbons by Cummings, Cynthia

    Birmingham, Michigan: Holt Peterson Press, 1982. Fine. Lisa Peterson Rye. Signed by Author. Signed by the author at the first free endpaper, warmly inscribed. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Illustrated glossy covers. Light foxing to second endpaper. Unpaginated, but roughly 60 pp., and lots of blank pages to hold Christmas photos. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    Swatting At the Cosmos Published As Author's Choice Monthly Issue 8 by Morrow James with A Frontispiece by George Barr

    Eugene: Author's Chocie Monthly / Pulphouse Publishing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Signed limited First edition. Copy #69 of 300 numbered hardcover copies in dust jacket and signed by the author. Collecting 7stories plus an introduction, frontispiece. Fine copy in like dust jacket. See Photos ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages; PS bx 44 / e-bay ; Signed by Author . bx 44


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    Rural Schools and Schoolhouses of Douglas County Kansas by Daniels, Goldie Piper

    Baldwin City, Kansas: Telegraphics. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1975. Hardcover. Book is signed by the author on the back of the front free end paper. Dust jacket shows damp staining on the spine top and bottom, small chipping on the top and bottom and soiling front and back. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages; Signed by Author .


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    The Journey Understood [Signed] by Papenfus, Dr. Stan

    Published by Life Cycle Publications, 18 Killard Square, Ballyhornan, County Down, Northern Ireland circa 2000. Ireland circa 2000., 2000. Publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 48 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published. SIGNED by the Author to the title page 'To Jill and Asrian, Best Wishes, Stan'. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    LIncoln, Autobiographical Writings, Published For The First Time by Lincoln, Abraham and Angle, Paul (Editor)

    Kingsport Press, 1947. Book. Hardcover. Collection of Lincoln's autobiographical writings. Privately Printed, LIMITED EDITION OF 1250, glassine dustwrapper with a s inch tear but complete, also contained in a CARDBOARD BOX as issued but with some tears at corners, SIGNED PUBLISHER'S CARD. NEAR FINE BOOK..


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    Be Your Own Self-Esteem Coach; The Definitive Guide to Boosting Your Self- Confidence by an Experienced Clinical Psychologist [Signed] by Carson, Dr. Jerome

    Published by Whiting & Birch Ltd., London First Edition 2006. London 2006., 2006. First edition in publisher's original red card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8¼'' x 5½''. Contains 104 printed pages of text. Minimal marking to the top and lower closed page edges and in Fine clean condition, no dust wrapper as published. SIGNED by the author to the half title page 'To Jo, Steve and Son, Hope you find one or two sins contained herein to help our poor N. H. S. colleagues. All my love Jerome'. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 1861770529


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    MASSACHUSETTS POEMS by Connellan, Leo

    Hollow Spring Press, 1981. Book. Trade Paperback. Award winning New England poet writes of family life, in New England. One thousand copies printed, FINE COPY, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR..


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    Painting Maritime Landscapes by Pellew, John C

    New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1973. Book. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Printing.. Full cloth; 4to.,160pp. 77 black-and-white illustrations. 41 color plates.Subjects include: Tidal pools, piers, harbors, boats, lighthouses, rough water, marshes, and much more. From the collection of the late Texas artist Betty Bennett with her signed bookplate inside front cover, else Near Fine in Near Fine D/j..


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    The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by MacLachlan, Patricia

    Harper & Row, 1988. Book. Hardcover. Older children's literature, story of a girl's eccentric family and a mysterious boy who lives next door. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED on half title page, VERY GOOD+ COPY..


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