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TO TURN THE TIDE. John F. Kennedy, John W. Gardener, foreword Carl Sandburg. TO TURN THE TIDE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1962). First edition. "A Selection from President Kennedy's Public Statements from His Election through the 1961 Adjournment of Congress, Setting Forth The Goals of His Legislative Year." Very good with bookplate on front endpaper and small name sticker on pastedown under flap; in very good dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #50265]       Price: $60.00
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FROM SEA TO SEA: Letters of Travel. Rudyard Kipling. FROM SEA TO SEA: Letters of Travel.
New York: Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899. First edition, two volumes. Volume II, page 90 reads, "fifteen hundred feet." First state with this error uncorrected. A collection of special correspondence and occasional articles written by Kipling for the Civil and Military Gazette and the Pioneer between 1887-1889. Both volumes are very good or better with light soiling and rubbing most noticeable at the spine ends and corners. Inside clean. Small contemporaneous bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown.

[Book #51647]       Price: $60.00
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THE COLOR OF WATER: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. James McBride. THE COLOR OF WATER: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.
New York: Riverhead Books, 1996. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author with quote from pg. 38, "I never saw Mommy 'Get Happy'," including valediction, "peace," followed by the author's signature. Advance reading copy in fine condition but for slight shelf wear around the edges.

[Book #50207]       Price: $60.00
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LOVE AND HATE. M. D. Menninger, Karl. LOVE AND HATE.
Boston: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1942). First edition. SIGNED by author. Menninger, a psychiatrist, analyzes the war of emotions within each of us. Very good to near fine with very lightly faded spine; in good, edgeworn dust jacket with some chipping but none affecting lettering.

[Book #54434]       Price: $75.00
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OLD MR. FLOOD. Joseph Mitchell. OLD MR. FLOOD.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1948). First edition. His third book. Minor foxing to edges of rear free endpaper, otherwise bright and fine in equally bright, near fine dust jacket with only light foxing on rear panel and one small barely noticeable tear.

[Book #51039]       Price: $150.00
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BUSINESS CYCLES: The Problem and Its Setting. Wesley C. Mitchell. BUSINESS CYCLES: The Problem and Its Setting.
New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, (1959). Reprint of this work originally published in 1927. Number one in the "Studies in Business Cycles" series. There is a small black circular indentation to the lower right corner of the back board (some sort of book club edition?). Near fine with only a slight slope to the spine and a touch of rubbing to the corners. In a near fine dust jacket with a lightly faded spine, one small chip to the top right corner of the front panel and another to the lower right of the bottom of the spine, both of which are inconspicuously placed.

[Book #51523]       Price: $60.00
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THE MAGNETISM OF SHIPS, AND THE DEVIATIONS OF THE COMPASS. A Series of Papers from the Transactions of Foreign Societies. Poisson, Simeon Denis. B. Franklin Greene. THE MAGNETISM OF SHIPS, AND THE DEVIATIONS OF THE COMPASS. A Series of Papers from the Transactions of Foreign Societies.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867. Reprinted, by order of The Secretary of the Navy. Papers and documents by Poisson, G. B. Airy, Archibald Smith, Frederick John Evans and W. W. Rundell. Illustrated with charts and diagrams, some folding. Half brown leather over marbled boards, raised bands, six spine compartments stamped within in black and gilt, marbled page edges. About very good with name and date on front endpaper, edges and spine rubbed, boards visible at tips, quarter-sized chip from marbled paper on rear cover, and moderate darkening and marginal staining up to page 17 but remaining text bright and clean (appears to be printed on different paper).

[Book #52632]       Price: $150.00
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A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story. Florence J. Radcliffe. A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story.
Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press, (1985). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on free endpaper. Fine in very good or better dust jacket which is somewhat rubbed and has small creases and closed tears along the edges but is still attractive.

[Book #50905]       Price: $60.00
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THE AMATEUR'S VADEMECUM: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Dancing. E. B. Reilley. THE AMATEUR'S VADEMECUM: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Dancing.
Philadelphia: J. Nicholas, 1870. First edition. Comprising "The Ancient and Modern History of Dancing--The Etiquette and Fashions of the Ball Room--The Modes of Conducting Balls, Parties, Soirees" etc., etc., etc. Decorative blindstamped blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and design on spine and gilt emblem on front cover. Spine ends and corners just beginning to fray, still very good with tissue-protected frontis illustration "Ball Room Scene" a little darkened.

[Book #52655]       Price: $300.00
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THE RAVENS: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos. Christopher Robbins. THE RAVENS: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1987). First edition. "Their mission [was to] fly low and slow, spot the enemy, and direct the winged artillery of American air strikes from adjacent South Vietnam, Thailand, and U.S. aircraft carriers." Fine copy in dust jacket.

[Book #50625]       Price: $75.00
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AFRICA'S GIFT TO AMERICA: The Afro-American in the Making and Saving of the United States. Joel A. Rogers. AFRICA'S GIFT TO AMERICA: The Afro-American in the Making and Saving of the United States.
New York: Joel A. Rogers, (1961). First edition thus, the revised and enlarged Civil War Centennial Edition. With a new supplement, "Africa and Its Potentialities." INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "To my esteemed friends Dr. & Mrs. Foster with sincerest good wishes / Oct. 22, 1962." Near fine to fine with only minor shelf wear; in dust jacket with shallow chips to head of spine and one corner and few small tears, otherwise near fine.

[Book #53590]       Price: $150.00
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THE PHILOSOPHY OF LOYALTY. Josiah Royce. THE PHILOSOPHY OF LOYALTY.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1908. First edition. Royce sets out his moral philosophies. Derived from lectures delivered at Harvard, Yale, et al, in 1906 and 1907. Light wear to spine ends otherwise near fine.

[Book #54912]       Price: $125.00
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THE NATIONAL BEING: Some Thoungs on an Irish Polity. George William Russell, as A. E. THE NATIONAL BEING: Some Thoungs on an Irish Polity.
New York: Macmillan, 1916. First edition. Near fine with a slightly tanned spine and minor wear to the spine ends and corners. Lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #50683]       Price: $100.00
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ONE GOOD TURN: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw. Witold Rybczynski. ONE GOOD TURN: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.
New York: Scribner, (2000). First edition. An ode to the screw, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. "A story starring Archimedes and Leonardo. . . . A graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization."--from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #40542]       Price: $40.00
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THE GENTEEL TRADITION. George Santayana. THE GENTEEL TRADITION.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition. Very good or better with some rubbing to the cover and a contemporaneous price sticker on the back pastedown. In a very good or better dust jacket with a tanned spine and a few closed tears along the edges that are repaired with tape on the verso.

[Book #50671]       Price: $60.00
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THE ECONOMISTS. Leonard Silk. THE ECONOMISTS.
New York: Basic Books, (1976). First edition. Near fine with a few minor marks of soiling to the cover. In a dust jacket that is also near fine, with a small closed tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel and a light touch of damp staining to the upper left of the back panel, but otherwise the most minimal of wear.

[Book #51919]       Price: $50.00
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THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO: 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation I-II. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Thomas P. Whitney. THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO: 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation I-II.
New York: Harper & Row, (1974). First U.S edition. Black cloth little faded on extreme top edge, light foxing on page edges, otherwise very good or better in very good dust jacket with a few barely noticeable closed tears and tiny chips to corners, tape on verso.

[Book #50743]       Price: $100.00
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ROBERT A. M. STERN: Buildings and Projects 1987-1992. Robert A. M. Stern, introduction, Vincent Scully. ROBERT A. M. STERN: Buildings and Projects 1987-1992.
New York: Rizzoli, (1992). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author to portrait painter Tom Edgerton, "For Tom Edgerton With my best wishes. Bob Stern 1992." And with Stern's card laid in with Edgerton's name written on it. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear to the front corners and otherwise only the slightest shelf wear.

[Book #50552]       Price: $100.00
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NAMES ON THE LAND: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States. George R. Stewart. NAMES ON THE LAND: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. "Every American should find fascination in the discovery of the strange circumstances by which names long familiar came into being"--from the jacket flap. Fine in a bright, very good dust jacket with rubbing and skinning on spine ends and touch of other very minor wear on spine.

[Book #54478]       Price: $75.00
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STORY OF SPAIN AND CUBA. Travel, Nathan C. Green. STORY OF SPAIN AND CUBA.
Baltimore, MD: International News and Book Co. 1896. First edition. Decorated cloth boards with gilt lettering. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Pictorial cover is lightly soiled and rubbed along the edges with corners frayed slightly, otherwise very good.

[Book #51436]       Price: $150.00
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THE JOURNAL OF THE LOVED ONE: The Production Log of a Motion Picture. Evelyn Waugh, Terry Southern. THE JOURNAL OF THE LOVED ONE: The Production Log of a Motion Picture.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Soft cover. Movie based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. Illustrated with pictures by William Claxton throughout. Very good or better. Some creasing and rubbing to the spine but otherwise shows minimal wear.

[Book #50806]       Price: $60.00
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THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW: Preceded by a History of the Religious Wars in the Reign of Charles IX. Henry White. THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW: Preceded by a History of the Religious Wars in the Reign of Charles IX.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1868. First edition. Frontis drawing and two portraits. Very good in green cloth beveled boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine still bright. Spine ends a little frayed, bookplate on front pastedown, another name in pencil on free endpaper, rear hinge cracked but tight.

[Book #52540]       Price: $100.00
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TRENTON FALLS, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE: Embracing the Original Essay of John Sherman, the First Proprietor and Resident. N. Parker Willis. TRENTON FALLS, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE: Embracing the Original Essay of John Sherman, the First Proprietor and Resident.
New York: George P. Putnam, 1851. First edition. Pictorial brown pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and blind on front and in blind on rear and spine, gilt lettering and decorations in gilt on front cover and spine. Spine and edges tanned, old inscriptions, etc., on endpaper, otherwise about very good.

[Book #36025]       Price: $45.00
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THE GREAT WINES OF GERMANY. Wine, Andre L. Simon, Shelia Waters, S. F. Hallgarten. THE GREAT WINES OF GERMANY.
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1963). First edition. SIGNED on the title page by cartographer Shelia Waters who provided the maps for this book. Near fine with some bumping and a light mark along the spine. In a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with minor shelfwear, mostly confined to the spine ends and corners.

[Book #50429]       Price: $125.00
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A SYNOPSIS OF NATURAL HISTORY: Embracing the Natural History of Animals, with Human and General Animal Physiology, Botany, Vegetable Physiology and Geology. Thomas Wyatt, C. Lemmonnier. A SYNOPSIS OF NATURAL HISTORY: Embracing the Natural History of Animals, with Human and General Animal Physiology, Botany, Vegetable Physiology and Geology.
Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle, 1839. First U.S. edition. Translated from the latest French edition of C. Lemmonnier with additions from the works of Cuvier, Dumaril, Lacepede, etc. With 31 full-page plates, each with numerous illustrations. Original decorative ribbed brown cloth boards, blind-stamped on front and back and with gilt lettering on the spine. About very good with only moderate wear to boards but foxing throughout. With the exception of the frontis, the interesting (though erratically numbered) plates are inserted at the end.

[Book #52651]       Price: $200.00
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