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Now Pitching: Bill Zuber from Amana

Now Pitching: Bill Zuber from Amana

by Trumpold, Cliff

Middle Amana, Iowa: Lakeside Press, 1992. First. Trade Paperback. As New/No Jacket. 141 p. including B & W photos; bound-in card from Bill Zuber's restaurant in Homestead, Iowa; As new, very minor shelf wear. A very nice copy. "He was born into a religion and culture that forbade frivolities like baseball. In 1927, at the age of fourteen, he left school become an apprentice cooper. Eleven years later, he was pitching against Ted Williams in the Major League. This book traces, with sympathy, knowledge,... Read more
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CA$20.00
The Twilight of the Primitive

The Twilight of the Primitive

by Cotlow Lewis

NY: MacMillan 1971. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Very Good in Very Good jacket Light edge wear, light dust soiling top page edges in dust jacket with edge wear. 257 pp . Illus with Photos . holly5
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$12.80
Yukon Alone - The World's Toughest Adventure Race

Yukon Alone - The World's Toughest Adventure Race

by Balzar, John

New York: Henry Holt And Co., 2000. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardcover 2nd printing in dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Agnes - with Love, John Balzar." A very good copy with wear at the heal of the spine. Solid binding and clean text. Unclipped jacket also very good with Minor shelf-wear to the panel edges. 304 pp., a recounting of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
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$15.00
FAMOUS PLANES AND FAMOUS FLIGHTS

FAMOUS PLANES AND FAMOUS FLIGHTS

by JOHN WINSLOW

NEW YORK: THE PLATT & MUNK CO. INC., 1940 NICE LOOKING BOOK, RED COVER, COVER IN LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE, YELLOW, BROWN, DARK BLUE PRINT. CLEAN AND TIGHT INSIDE, BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK, THICK PAGES, LARGER PRINT.
Detail on the different planes and flights.
FOR THE LOVER OF PLANES, FLIGHTS AND HISTORY.
ANTIQUE BOOKS DEN, WHERE INTERESTING BOOKS LIVE.
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$28.50
Shadowy Hand; or, Life-Struggles. A Story of Real Life. Extra Chapter on the Critics

Shadowy Hand; or, Life-Struggles. A Story of Real Life. Extra Chapter on the Critics

by Morgan, Henry

Boston: Published and Sold by the Author, 1875. Hardcover. 460pp. Original brown pebbled cloth lettered and decorated in gold on the spine panel, yellow endpapers. Frontispiece, engraved title and four inserted plates. According to the preface, the chapter on the critics was added for this specific edition (fifth thousand). Contemporary inscription on the front free endpaper, tissue guard partially torn, light wear to spine ends. A solid, very good copy. ; Octavo.
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$60.00
FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY

FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY

by LORANDE LOSS WOODRUFF

NEW YORK: The MacMillan Company, 1922 NICE DARK BLUE COVER, RARE BOOK, GOLD PRINT SPINE, NO INTERNAL MARKINGS, NICE AND TIGHT. SLIGHT FOXING VERY FRONT AND VERY BACK INSIDE. VERY NICE CONDITION INSIDE THROUGHOUT. NICE PICTURE OF DARWIN AS FRONTISPIECE, A GREAT NUMBER OF ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT. WOODRUFF WAS A PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY IN YALE UNIVERSITY. HE WRITES A VERY NICE 4 PAGE PREFACE. WRITING THE VOLUME BRINGS TOGETHER THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPALS OF BIOLOGY FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENT AND THE GENERAL... Read more
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$35.50
La Ciropedia di Senofonte tradotta da Francesco Regis, professore di letteratura italiana nell'Accademia di Torino e membro dell'Accademia Imperiale delle scienze, lettere e delle arti. [bound with] La spedizione di Ciro tradotta da Francesco Ambrosoli

La Ciropedia di Senofonte tradotta da Francesco Regis, professore di letteratura italiana nell'Accademia di Torino e membro dell'Accademia Imperiale delle scienze, lettere e delle arti. [bound with] La spedizione di Ciro tradotta da Francesco Ambrosoli

by Senofonte (Xenophon)

Milano: Molina, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Collana degli Antichi Storici Greci Volgarizzati. Three volumes bound in one. xlvi, 192pp; 248pp; x, 364pp. Contemporary full vellum with red and green leather labels lettered in gold on the spine. Engraved foldout map of the Persian Empire in volume 1; engraved foldout plate in volume 2; large engraved foldout map of the expedition of Cyrus in volume 3. The fictionalized biography of Cyrus the Great. Two tiny tears to two of the leaves, light rubbing to... Read more
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$270.00
Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel

by Sister Consuela Marie Duffy

*Katharine Drexel - Interesting book interior the book is clean and unmarked however the covers have numerous folds on the front one on the back and some edgware wearing of the color at the spine the spine is still tight however life is not been kind to the book covers -fourth printing 1987- odd/glue at front -pictures provided for review- Grading books can be somewhat subjective- you received the book that you were viewing via -Media Mail- USPS - carefully packed -Los Angeles Ruth Reaser LAXVESPA... Read more
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$12.77
Helen Hayes on Reflection

Helen Hayes on Reflection

by Helen Hayes with Standford Doddy

Book includes a book mark showing this book was autographed for members of The First Edition Circle at Kroch's and Brentano's in Chicago. There is an ink mark and a smudge on bottom edge (not a remainder). Book plate mainly under the flap. Signed Sincerely, Helen Hayes. Dust Jacket Near Fine. Stated First Edition with "untrimmed" leaves. Gap at top of book between spine and pages, does not appear cocked.
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$50.00
Too Close To the Sun

Too Close To the Sun

by Wheeler, Sara

New York: Random House. 2009. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xxii, 292 pages. The biography of the charismatic adventurer, Denys Finch Hatton, who was the inspiration behind Karen Blixen's "Out of Africa". Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . Reprint. Softcover.
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AU$12.00
.The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill

.The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill

by Don Russell

University of Oklahoma Press, Second Printing, 1961 Hardback in good dust jacket.The Biography and lots of illustrations and Black and white pictures. Former Library Book. Has decent maylar cover, some bleed over on bottom of pages. Good reading copy and the pictures perhaps to the collector be framed.
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$24.00
Diana Ross Uncorrected Advance Proof

Diana Ross Uncorrected Advance Proof

by Geoff Brown

B&W Uncorrected Advance Proof with Salesperson:s info. Inside Paperback Edition. Good condition. Coffee drop on cover. About 8 1/2" x 11".
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$85.00
Alpine Circus: A Skier's Exotic Adventures At The Snowy Edge Of The World

Alpine Circus: A Skier's Exotic Adventures At The Snowy Edge Of The World

by Finkel, Michael

[New York]: The Lyons Press 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 1558219242 . First edition. 210 pages. Near Fine copy in price clipped else Fine Dust Wrapper. Cel bx B
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$11.80
Fire And Air : A Life On The Edge

Fire And Air : A Life On The Edge

by Wagstaff, Patty / Cooper, Ann L

Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Review Press. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 1997. First Edition: Third Printing. Hard Cover. KB#012455: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a New Brodart Mylar Cover. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Patty Wagstaff has made it to the top in aerobatics, one of the most dangerous and demanding sports in the world. Within five years of earning her pilot's license and only three years after... Read more
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$31.00
TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE HEART, AND GREAT VESSELS.

TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE HEART, AND GREAT VESSELS.

by R.J. BERTIN, EDITED BY J. BOUILLAUD, TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY CHARLES W. CHAUNCY, M.D

PHILADELPHIA: CAREY, LEA & BLANCHARD, 1833 RARE BOOK WITH LIGHT WEAR ON THE COVER EDGES ANS SPINE. LIGHT FOXING THROUGHOUT WITH SEVERAL PAGES IN THE MIDDLE THAT SHOW HEAVIER FOXING. INTRODUCTION BY B. CUVIER ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IN FRANCE. PAGES TIGHT.
GREAT DETAIL ON THE DISEASES OF THE HEART.
BOOK I DISEASES OF THE AORTA, BOOK II DISEASES OF THE HEART.
WONDERFUL DETAIL FOR THE DOCTOR OR LOVER OF MEDICAL HISTORY.
BERTIN WAS THE PROFESSOR OF HYGIENE TO THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PARIS AND... Read more
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$125.50
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

by KELLY, Scott

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. Signed on the title page by Astronaut Scott Kelly. First edition / First printing. Black paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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$50.00
An Autobiographical Study

An Autobiographical Study

by Freud Sigmund

***- Sigmund Freud an autobiography study authorized translation by James strachey the Norton Library well-worn paperback acceptable conditions first publish Norton Library 1963 no ISBN- Cover design Anthony Post - 141 pages interior the book is fairly clean there are a few pages underlined not excessive- - some notations in the back of numbers for some reason- edges of pages are somewhat tanned/ Brown -141 pages - it's covers have numerous amounts of minutiae staining excetera it's spine is still glued... Read more
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$15.00
Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44.

Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44.

by Fremont, John C

Washington DC: Gales and Seaton, 1845. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo, 693 pages, publisher's brown embossed cloth, leaf 503/4 minor loss of paper and half of the final line of text at bottome of page 504, upper right corner dampstained for first quarter of pages, foxed. [ Howes F370; Streeter 3131; Wagner-Camp IV: 115:1; Graff 1436; Field 565; Sabin 25845. Soliday I:861. Rosenbach 32:146. Wheat 497]. Important Report by the amazing John C. Fremont, also known as "The Pathfinder". This... Read more
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$400.00
RADIO FOR MILLIONS

RADIO FOR MILLIONS

by EDITORIAL STAFF POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY

NEW YORK: GROSSET & DUNLAP, 1943 LIGHT BROWN COVER, BLACK DESIGN FRONT AND PRINT ON SPINE, NICE LOOKING BOOK, FORMER OWNERS NAME INSIDE, UNDER NAME LISTED U.S.S. SPEARFISH.
USS Spearfish (SS-190), a Sargo-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the spearfish, any of several large, powerful, pelagic fishes of the genus Tetrapturus allied to the marlins and sailfishes.
THE BOOK HAS A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION ON RADIO. THERE IS A LARGE NUMBER OF PICTURES AND... Read more
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$24.50
The Art of the Old West

The Art of the Old West

by Rossi, Paul

Very light wear in like dust jacket. See photos bx95
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$25.00
ANATOMIC COPPERPLATES ALONG WITH EXPLANATIONS; TEN PLATES OF THE INTESTINES, MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS.

ANATOMIC COPPERPLATES ALONG WITH EXPLANATIONS; TEN PLATES OF THE INTESTINES, MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS.

by I.C.A. MAYER

BERLIN AND LEIPZIG: I.C.A. MAYER, 1786 RARE MEDICAL BOOK IN GERMAN, 10 COPPERPLATES AND GREAT DETAIL ON INTESTINES, MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS.
BOOK HAS A DARK BROWN COVER DESIGN WITH WEAR ON EDGES. FORMER OWNERS NAME INSIDE FRONT. THICK PAPER WITH LIGHT FOXING INSIDE. PAGES ARE TIGHT AND IN GOOD SHAPE, COPPERPLATES HAVE NICE ART AND ARE FOLDOUT.
MAYER WAS A COURT COUNSELOR AND PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCE IN FRANKFORT.
GREAT COLLECTOR ITEM.
ANTIQUE BOOKS DEN, WHERE HISTORY LIVES.
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$225.50
L.A. Justice

L.A. Justice

by Robert L Vernon

Focus On The Family Pub, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Cover and interior designer: Jeff Stoddard. Editor Larry K. Weeden.. Dust jacket is in good condition showing some wear. Covers are in very good condition showing only slight wear at edges. Pages are clean and unmarked. The great drama began routinely enough. State Highway Patrol and L.A. police were chasing a suspected drunk driver in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3, 1991. After the driver, Rodney King, was stopped,... Read more
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$17.25
The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by His Nephew. In Two Volumes

The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by His Nephew. In Two Volumes

by Trevelyan, George Otto

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. xi, 475pp; viii, 480pp. Contemporary brown half calf over cloth, spines with five raised bands, gilt decorations, and morocco labels lettered in gold, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece. Likely Selkirk historian Thomas Craig-Brown's copy with a Selkirk, Scotland bookplate and his signature on it. There is a handwritten letter addressed to Craig-Brown tipped in in volume one but unfortunately not all the text is... Read more
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$180.00
Essai sur Tite Live

Essai sur Tite Live

by Taine, Hyppolite

Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1860. Hardcover. viii, 348pp. Later brown half calf, spine with raised bands, gold decorations and calf labels lettered in gold. A very good+ copy. In the French language. ; 12mo.
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$30.00