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OX

Anthony, Piers

  • Edition: Book Club Edition, 1st Edition
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Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1976. Hardbound . Book Club Edition, 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: brown boards with orange spine text; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket. Panoramic dust jacket painting by Richard V Corben. ''The fantastic tale of an alternate world inhabited by savage robot machines. Three trapped scientists -- resourceful Earth's dimension explorers Cal, Veg, and Aquilon came to this world with their alien companions, the mantas. Strange flying beings, half-animal, half-fungus, the mantas possess the keenest senses of any creature in the universe, and gift which more than once saves the lives of their human friends. The trio must find the aperture back to their own dimension before they fall victim to the death-dealing mechanical creations of this land.'' This Science Fiction book club edition is the first, appearing six months before the Avon paperback. Rear gutter code G3 indicates a printing date of January, 1976. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 216 pages.

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  • Edition: Limited Edition
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Oakland, California: Rather Press, 1972. Hardbound . Limited Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan boards with green decorations; dark green cloth at the spine; shadow on facing pages from the laid in news clipping; otherwise a Very Good+ book; no dust jacket. This copy is Signed by Lois and Clif Rather, with a personalized inscription. Includes a few black and white illustrations by Dan Solo, plus a frontis map. This was limited to 115 copies. From a contemporary news clipping: ''The Rather Press, printers and publishers of limited editions from a small printshop in their Guido Street home here in Oakland, have come up with what they introduce as practically the first history of Oakland to be produced in this century. Lois Rather is the resident historian of the new 162 page history. She was also layout artist and bookbinder. Her husband Clifton was typesetter and pressman. Of the two dozen or more books produced at Rather Press, this is the largest. This dwells on the land, first inhabitants, first immigrants, t ... Read more

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Observations

Morgan, Arthur E

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Yellow Springs, Ohio: Antioch Press, 1968. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: yellow cloth with black text; a Good book, with a Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is price clipped. 8vo (9.25 inches tall) 324 pages.

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Occasional Prose

McCarthy, Mary

  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated; 1st Printing
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San Diego, California: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1985. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated; 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; bookplate, otherwise a Very Good book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. A collection of twenty-one essays. 8vo (about 9.25 inches tall) 341 pages.

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The Occupying Power

Griffin, Gwyn

  • Edition: 1st American Edition
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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1968. Hardbound . 1st American Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue cloth with publisher's device in gilt; gilt spine text; the endpapers are drastically faded along a thin strip at both the front and rear hinges, otherwise a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket design by Tony Greco. The publisher's blurb reads: ''It was a hot August afternoon in 1940 when the Italian colony of Baressa awoke from its siesta to the sight of Colonel Lemonfield and the bloodless beginning of British occupation. And so began their happiest days, for under the Colonel's rule Baressa became a paradise, an orderly oasis in the midst of the chaos of war. With wit, satire, and his own unique sense of the grotesque, Gwyn Griffin brings to life Baressa's strange and colorful assortment of characters.'' Griffin's first novel, this was not published in America until after his death (the rear flap of the jacket mentions his death in Octobe ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
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Dobbs Ferry, New York: Sheridan House, 1986. Hardbound . 2nd Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue boards with gilt spine text; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket. Includes several b&w illustrations. Nearly 200 owners and crews of deep sea cruising yachts have given their opinions on many subjects as diverse as choice of rig and the psychological problems encountered during prolonged voyages. This was originally published in 1983 as Modern Ocean Cruising, this new edition includes the results of a survey made late in 1984. Small 4to (about 10 inches tall) 209 pages. Appendix, index.

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  • Edition: Revised 2nd Edition
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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972. Hardbound . Revised 2nd Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: dark blue cloth; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Well illustrated in b&w with drawings, diagrams and photographs. Small 4to (about 10 inches tall) 378 pages. Index, appendices.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: World Publishing Company, 1974. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with facsimile of Cousteau's signature in gilt on the front cover; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes numerous color photographs. This is Volume 10 in the Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. about 11 inches tall by 9 wide 144 pages. Blue endpapers.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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Cleveland, Ohio: World Publishing Company, 1973. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with facsimile of Cousteau's signature in gilt on the front cover; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes numerous color photographs. This is Volume 14 in the Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. about 11 inches tall by 9 wide 144 pages. Index. Blue endpapers.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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World Publishing Company, 1974. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: black boards with facsimile of Cousteau's signature in gilt on the front cover; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes numerous color photographs. This is Volume 16 in the Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau. about 11 inches tall by 9 wide 144 pages. Index. Blue endpapers.

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The Ocean of Theosophy

Judge, William O

  • Edition: 14th Edition
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Los Angeles: Theosophy Company, 1937. Hardbound . 14th Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: dark olive cloth with gilt; bookplate, Good condition; some small stains on the front cover. Originally published in 1893. The preface declares ''An attempt is made in the pages of this book to wrote of Theosophy in such a manner as to be understood by the ordinary reader. Members of the Theosophical Society will notice that certain theories or doctrines have not been gone into. That is because they could not be treated without unduly extending the book and arousing needless controversy. No originality is claimed for this book. The writer invented none of it, discovered none of it but has simply written that which he has been taught and which has been proved to him. It therefore is only a handing on of what has been known before.'' Chapter headings are: Theosophy and the Masters; General Principles; The Earth Chain; Septenary Constitution of Man; Body and Astral Body; Kama-Desire; Manas; Of Reincarnation; Reincarnation Conti ... Read more

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The Odious Ogre

Juster, Norton; illustrated by Jules Feiffer

  • Edition: 1st Edition
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New York: Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic, 2010. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. In their first collaboration since The Phantom Tollbooth in 1961, Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer tell a story about an ogre so odious he hardly even has to try to be terrifying. In fact, he becomes over-confident, until he meets his match in a courteous, friendly young lady who just believes the best of him. The ogre just doesn't know how to react, and this polite girl is his undoing. 4to (about 12.25 inches tall) about 30 pages (unpaginated). Yellow endpapers.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated
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San Francisco: Bay Books, Ltd, 1951. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: bright navy boards with small silver vignette and silver spine text; owner's gift note, otherwise a Very Good+ book; the dust jacket is browning on the reverse side, browning clear through at the spine, but is otherwise very good, with but one chip to the rear panel (about the size of a quarter), browning brings the jacket grade down to Fair. Front panel quite attractive. The dust jacket is price clipped. Well illustrated in black and white with historic photographs. On the rear panel of the jacket each author writes a brief introduction to the other author. Thus, George Harlan tells us that Clement Fisher, Jr had a career in passenger transportation with the Santa Fe Railway. George H Harlan's own career was in naval architecture and mechanical engineering. His passion was the ferry vessels of San Francisco Bay. Harlan was personally acquainted with most of the men who manned the vessels. An appendix lists every know ... Read more

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Off We Go! (Classroom Big Book)

Yolen, Jane; illustrated by Laurel Molk

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New York: Harcourt, 2001. Paperbound . BINDING/CONDITION: paperbound, center-stapled format; Very Good condition. This is a large format classroom big-book; the illustrations that would have formed the endsheets in the hardcover edition are printed here preceding and following the regular text. A repetitive, rhyming story about different animals, in all their different ways, going to Grandma's house. Suggested for Kindergarten. 18 inches square 29 pages.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated
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Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1949. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: dark blue cloth; a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. Dust jacket art by Herbstman. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 294 pages.

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  • Edition: 1st Ed, stated
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New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1982. Hardbound . 1st Ed, stated. BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Very Good+ (dj is NOT price clipped). Gray cloth with silver text, 8vo, 99 pp

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  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated
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Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: two matching volumes in a slipcase; gray cloth with black and gilt on the spine; both volumes are Near Fine; the slipcase is Very Good+. Both volumes in this set are signed by the author; in the first volume he has also added a personalized inscription. Several black and white illustrations; ten maps are found in Volume One. The following is taken from the blurb on the slipcase: ''On January 5, 1865, twenty-four-year-old Tom Bard, Civil War railroader, debarked from a side-wheeler in San Francisco. Fifty ears later, the Honorable T R Bard, former U S senator from California, was buried in the luxurious garden of his Point Hueneme home. Between these bench marks he had helped to fashion a state from what was only a congeries of counties when he first arrived. He brought in California's first gusher and was a leader in developing its oil industry.'' Author W H Hutchinson was Professor of History at Chi ... Read more

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The Oil Painting Book

Blake, Wendon

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1979. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: blue cloth with gilt text; one tiny stain on the fore-edge of the text block, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Includes 150 black and white illustrations and 250 in color. 31 step by step demonstrations provide a comprehensive guide to seascape and landscape painting with oils, plus a few still life and portrait demonstrations. The paintings in the volume are by George Cherepov. Note: the copyright date is 1979; the copyright page carries the statement, ''First Printing, 1978''. 4to (about12.25 inches tall) 256 pages. Blue endpapers.

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New York: Dana and Company, 1857. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: dark blue cloth with gilt text and decoration, all edges gilt; badly rubbed at the top spine, much wear to the cover, the hinges are sound, remnants of a small label on the front paste-down endpaper, a few pencil marks on the endpapers, no markings in the text; some foxing; Poor condition, Includes a few b&w illustrations. Introduction and historical notes by Benson J Lossing. The introduction explains that this political allegory was written in 1774 by Francis Hopkinson, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This was titled A Pretty Story and issued in a small pamphlet by John Dunlap in Philadelphia with no identification of author. This hardcover edition reprints the title page from that early pamphlet. The copyright date for this edition is 1856, this copy has an 1857 printing date. 16mo (6.75 inches tall) 76 pages. Notes. dark olive endpapers.

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Old Forts of the Far West

Hart, Herbert M

  • Edition: Reprint Edition
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New York: Bonanza Books, 1965. Hardbound . Reprint Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: beige cloth; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good- dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated in black and white with drawings by Paul J Hartle and with historic photographs. This book is the third in a series on Historical Western Military Posts, 1850-1890. Originally published by Superior, this Bonanza edition is a reprint. about 10.75 inches tall by 8.5 wide 192 pages. Bibliography, index.

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