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Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 1994. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: black binding with paste-on photo; this has owner's name in gilt on the front cover; owner's small address label on the front paste-down endpaper; the owner is listed in the biography section; and appears to have made a few minor ink corrections in the foreword material, otherwise in Very Good condition. Many black and white photo illustrations; the biography section features small portrait photos for many of the crew members listed. The publisher's message explains that LSM Association historian, Rolf Illsley devoted many hours researching and writing the general history portion of this book. In his own foreword, Illsley explains that his problem was that he had too much, and needed to pick material that would tell the overall story of the Landing Ship Medium. Sometimes this meant going into great detail on the story of one particular ship, as was the case with the Iwo Jima campaign. This was done to illustrate the action, n ... Read more

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New York: Viking Press, 2006. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: blue boards; one corner is bumped, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket design by Jasmine Lee. Includes a section of black and white plates. Following is taken from the jacket blurb: ''Set against the panorama of Louis XV's France, this is the story of a woman who strove to balance the expectations of society, the needs of the people she loved, and a rich intellectual existence. Based on more than a decade of original research, this sparkling biography brings this daring, unconventional woman to life with style and wit and demonstrates once and for all that there was indeed a great woman philosophe of the Enlightenment.'' 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 376 pages. Notes, bibliography, index.

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The Lady in the Loch

Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann

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New York: Ace Books, December, 1998. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: two color paper covered boards; the spine is moderately cocked, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dj is not price clipped. Dust jacket art by Jean-Yves Kervevain. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 258 pages.

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Lafayette: A Life

Latzko, Andreas (translated by E W Dickes)

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New York: Literary Guild, 1936. Hardbound . 8vo, 402 pp, index, frontis plate. Note: the first U.S. edition of this was done by Doubleday; this Literary Guild edition was done at about the same time and carries the same "First Edition" statement on the copyright page as the Doubleday edition -- however the Literary Guild edition is not the first. BINDING/CONDITION: purple cloth; owner's name/address stamp -- twice (once on the front facing endpaper, and once within the text), otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket

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Lament For a Lost Lover

Carr, Philippa (pseudonym of Eleanor Alice Burford, aka Victoria Holt, aka Jean Plaidy)

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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1977. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: red boards with burgundy at the spine; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Charles Geer. Includes a family tree. This is part of the Daughters of England series. As Oliver Cromwell tightened his Puritan grip on English church and state, thousands of royalists fled their lands. Among them was young Arabella, her family seeking safe harbor in France. A whirlwind courtship, brief marriage, and widowhood find Arabella back in England in time for the Great London Fire. Rear gutter code ''Q17'' indicates a printing date of April, 1986. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 310 pages.

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Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1960. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: red boards with blue cloth at the spine; gilt text and seals; the top edge tint is blue; owner's name in red on the reverse side of the front free endpaper, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket. Several black and white illustrations. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Arizona Territory, 1864 -- no public schools, courthouses, stage, or telegraph lines. Governor Goodwin said 'build schools.' The setters' answer was simple, and honest 'We cannot build schools and fight Apaches at the same time.' The 1864 constitution for a University did not result in a working school for nearly 30 years. Finally in 1885, the 'Thieving Thirteenth' Legislature had booty to distribute -- the capital to Prescott, the Insane Asylum to Phoenix, the University - which nobody else wanted -- to Tucson. Tucson didn't want it either -- almost lost it by indifference Then two gamblers and a saloon keeper gave 40 acres of desert fo ... Read more

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1973. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: Very Good book w/Very Good- dj (dj is price clipped). 8vo, 170 pp, index, illustrated with photographs including four double sided color plates Tips on landscaping for the new homeowner starting from scratch, or for a renovator. Tels how to choose a landscape design, what to expect from landscape architects, the advantages of ground covers over grass, how to move trees safely, how to create privacy with shrubs and hedges, how to control garden pests, how to select the heartiest plants for your climate, how to devise an effective plan of maintenance, and more

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Langston Hughes (Poetry for Young People series)

Hughes, Langston; edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel; illustrations by Benny Andrews

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New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2006. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Fine book, with a Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Illustrated in color with reproductions from the work of Benny Andrews (1930-2006). Andrews died at about the time of this publication, it is interesting to note that the front flap refers to him as ''one of America's most important living artists'', then the rear flap notes that he died in November, 2006. The publisher further notes: ''These rich portrayals of black life in America have been compiled and edited by Arnold Ramperad and David Roessel, the two leading experts on Langston Hughes's work, who also provide an insightful introduction to the poet's words and world.'' This is part of the publisher's Poetry for Young People series. about 10.25 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide 48 pages. Index. Deep blue endpapers.

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Larousse, 2002. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: dark navy boards; thumb indexed; a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. This is the Spanish language edition. Most of the text (and of course, all the dictionary entries) is given in both English and Spanish, but when only one language is used, it is Spanish. A massive volume; this copy weighs over seven pounds. about 11 inches tall by 8 inches wide 867, 55, 745 pages. Decorated endpapers.

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Las Vegas, Nevada: Nevada Publications, 1971. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: olive-green cloth with black text; slight bump on the bottom edge of the front board, otherwise the book is Very Good, with a Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. External tape repair on the front panel of the jacket. Well illustrated with maps and historic photographs, and includes additional illustrations by Roy E Purcell. The first general history of early Las Vegas to be published -- carefully researched and well written into a readable narrative by Nevada's most notable historian. This is a presentation copy, Inscribed and Signed by the author: ''To Walt Mulcahy, Who has greatly encouraged me in historic efforts. Your friend always, Stanley W Paher''. Walt Mulcahy is the author of ''Forty-Mile Desert Tour Guidebook''. 4to (12.25 inches tall) 181 pages. Bibliographic essay, index. map endpapers.

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New York: William Sloane Associates, 1950. Hardbound . 1st Printing, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: gray binding; a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket art by Bru Marchin. ''This is the story of the men of the United States Navy submarine, Cochino, on her last cruise. She was sunk by fire and explosion during a polar gale, four hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, on August 25, 1949. For fourteen hours commander Rafael Benitez and the seventy-eight men of the Cochino battled to save their ship. They were burned by exploding hydrogen; they were battered and frozen by the seas that swept over the ship; they were gassed by fumes from their burning power compartments. In the end, the Cochino sank, and when the rescue operations of her sister ship, the Tusk, were over, it was a miracle that only seven men had been lost.'' This book is a full-length version of Lederer's article, 'Miracle Under the Arctic Sea' which appeared in magazine form. Led ... Read more

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Last Ditch

Marsh, Ngaio

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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1977. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: brown boards; a Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket art by Alexander Farquharson. A Roderick Alleyn mystery. Rear gutter code ''H21'' indicates a printing date of May, 1977. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 244 pages.

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The Last Good Freudian

Webster, Brenda

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New York: Holmes & Meier, 2000. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth; a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. This copy is Signed, with a personalized inscription, by the author (signed first name only). Dust jacket design by Brigid McCarthy. Includes a section of black and white photo plates. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Brenda Webster describes what it as like to grow up in an intellectual and artistic Jewish family in the post World War II era. Her father was a prominent entertainment lawyer whose clients included the Marx Brothers, Lillian Hellman, and Erskine Caldwell. Her mother was a protegee of Arshile Gorky, his first biographer, and herself a well-known abstract impressionist painter. Growing up within a society that held Freudian analysis as the new diversion, Webster was given early access to the analyst's couch. The history of mental illness in her mother's family kept her there. As a result Freudian thought became something that was impossible for Webster to avoid. ... Read more

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A Last Lamp Burning

Griffin, Gwyn

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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1965. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: salmon colored boards with black cloth at the spine; gilt device, gilt spine text; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket by Ben Feder. The publisher's blurb reads: ''Gwyn Griffin has reached into the heart of Naples to bring forth her people caught between the agonizing last rites of old Italy and the birth pains of modern life. Here is Naples, that greedy, womanly old tease of a city bursting her seams with life, wise in the ways of men, privy to their darkest lusts, partner and exploiter of their passions. And here are the people of Naples, people placed by destiny and trapped by history between the end of one era and the beginning of another.'' This was the 1965 Putnam Award winner. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 512 pages. Yellow endpapers.

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Los Angeles: Self Published, 1952. Hardbound . Limited Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth; a Very Good+ book; no dust jacket. This is privately printed, bound by Marin bindery, printed by R G Fontana & Son; limited to 250 copies. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 72 pages.

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The Last Stand of Father Felix

Wibberley, Leonard

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New York: William Morrow, 1974. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; a Very Good book with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket by Terry M Fehr. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 159 pages. black endpapers.

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The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II

Radzinsky, Edvard; translated by Marian Schwarz

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New York: Doubleday, 1992. Hardbound . 4th Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; a small scuffed area on the front board, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Includes three sections of black and white plates, two family trees, and a double-page map. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 462 pages. Index, bibliography, appendix.

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Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972. Hardbound . 2nd Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: turquoise cloth with black and white on the spine; a Very Good+ book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is price clipped. This is Volume 40 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. Illustrated with b&w drawings by Bettina Steinke. The title page is printed in blue and black. A detailed account of the Meeker Massacre and the Ute War of 1879. This was originally published in 1954. 8vo (8.25 inches tall) 339 pages. Bibliographical essay, bibliography, index.

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Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company, 1969. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: gray boards; a scuff mark about two inches by one-half inch mars the front panel of the jacket, and the jacket has a large stain on the spine, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket. Ellery and Inspector Queen investigate the murder of a jet-setting playboy. Rear gutter code ''08L'' indicates a printing date of February, 1970. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 185 pages.

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The Last of the Old West

Mecklenburg, George

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Washington, D.C.: Capital Book Company, 1927. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth with gilt text; a Good book, with a Good dust jacket. Includes two black and white photo plates. Pioneering and early church history in Montana. Small 8vo (7.75 inches tall) 149 pages.

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