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THE BREAK-UP OF CHINA. Lord Charles Beresford. THE BREAK-UP OF CHINA.
London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First edition. Printed in England, so we assume the UK issue. Covers commerce, currency, waterways, armies, railways, politics and future prospects. A large, thick volume; 509 pages. With two large, colored fold-out maps and a fold-out graph comparing cotton imports in 1887 and 1897. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. A good copy with covers edgeworn, corners bumped, and subscription library label on front pastedown which has offset to endpaper.

[Book #54390]       Price: $100.00
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"Let My People Go." F. W. Bird. "Let My People Go."
Boston: Press of the Commercial Printing House, 1862. First edition. Originally published in Norfolk Co. Journal of December 14, 1861, republished with slight additions and corrections. An abolotionist calls for emancipation of slaves, making religious comparisons to Moses leading the slaves out of Egypt, as does the old Negro Spiritual. A near fine, eight-page booklet that shows evidence of having once been bound, but is no longer. Small, faint stamp appears at the bottom of the title page and there are a few light marks of soiling to the back.

[Book #51376]       Price: $150.00
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LIFE OF LIEUT. COL. BLACKADER: Born 1664--Died 1729. John Blackader. LIFE OF LIEUT. COL. BLACKADER: Born 1664--Died 1729.
[Philadelphia]: Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1840. First U.S. edition. A lively account of the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns by a senior Scottish soldier who was wounded at Blenheim. Compiled from letters and journals written from the field. Quarter leather binding somewhat rubbed, particularly at the spine ends, cloth boards also a little rubbed and soiled with corners exposed, previous owners' names, etc., foxed throughout, altogether good or perhaps better.

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NORTH-SOUTH: A PROGRAM FOR SURVIVAL; A Report of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues under the Chairmanship of Brandt. Willy Brandt. NORTH-SOUTH: A PROGRAM FOR SURVIVAL; A Report of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues under the Chairmanship of Brandt.
Cambridge (Mass.): M. I. T. Press, (1980). First U.S. edition. Paperback original. SIGNED BY BRANDT. Willy Brandt (1913 - 1992) was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. Skinned section affecting "Technology" in Press address at bottom of rear cover, subtle yellowing to front cover, otherwise very good to near fine in paperwraps.

[Book #54589]       Price: $125.00
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OUGHT AMERICAN SLAVERY TO BE PERPETUATED?: A Debate Between Rev. W. G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne. W. G. Brownlow, , A. Pryne. OUGHT AMERICAN SLAVERY TO BE PERPETUATED?: A Debate Between Rev. W. G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (1858). First edition. Pro-slavery, anti-secessionist minister and newspaper editor William Gannaway Brownlow (who later served as a Senator and Governor of Tennessee) debates anti-slavery New York clergyman Abram Pryne, editor of an abolitionist newspaper. Decoratively blindstamped gray cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. About very good with small hole in cloth on rear cover, light damp staining to inside bottom corners throughout, and portraits of the debaters (frontis and facing p.52) lightly foxed.

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TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement. Pearl Buck. TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement.
New York: John Day Co. (1945). First edition of this scarce work of non-fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning Buck, who spent most of her younger years in China. James "Jimmy" Yen's work in China spawned a movement that continues to this day at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, which he founded in the 1960's. (John Hersey's THE CALL includes a slightly fictionalized portrait of Yen under the name "Johnny Wu.") Slender brick-red boards lettered in gilt on spine. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a few small nicks and tears.

[Book #54903]       Price: $200.00
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WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood. Bruce Catton. WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1972. Frist edition. INSCRIBED, "To the McCormicks with best wishes. Bruce Catton." Perhaps the long-time Doubleday editor, Ken McCormick? Catton, who is best known for his books on the American Civil War, won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Small, light erasure mark on dark red front endpaper, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear.

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THE ACID NIGHTMARE. M. E. Chaber. THE ACID NIGHTMARE.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1967). First edition. Very good with top front corners slightly bumped; in a very good dust jacket with some shelfwear on the edes and one small closed tear to the back.

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES ---BEGGARS COULD RIDE. E. V. A. Christy. IF WISHES WERE HORSES ---BEGGARS COULD RIDE.
London/Brussels: Nicholson and Watson, (1947). First edition. With 60 illustrations. Eva Christy was an officially appointed Military Riding Instructor in World War I and inventor of the "Christy Stirrup" and "One piece side-saddle habit." Near fine in like dust jacket with very minor wear and light soiling on the white back panel.

[Book #54448]       Price: $75.00
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MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life. John B. Colvin. MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life.
Frederick-Town, MD: no-publ. 1805. First edition. An abstract of Maryland laws of the period "Interspersed with a Variety of Practical Forms and Precedents; For the use of Justices of the Peace and Others." 352 pages plus index. Interior somewhat darkened with some staining but wholly legible. Original leather binding touched up with new, period-style leather spine label reproducing the original. Good or better.

[Book #52991]       Price: $250.00
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NEW ORLEANS: Its Old Houses, Shops and Public Buildings. Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis. NEW ORLEANS: Its Old Houses, Shops and Public Buildings.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Co. 1933. First edition. With two illustrations in color, 70 line drawings in duotone, and 2 folding maps. Review copy with slip laid in noting a price of $3.50 and publication date of February 23. One corner bumped, spine faded as usually seen, some spotting to spine and gilt spine lettering dulled but front-cover gilt still bright, altogether good or better. Lacking dust jacket. INTERESTING DITTOED SHEET LAID IN headed "Nathaniel C. Curtis/ Author of"; a short, one-page list of his "likes and dislikes." No sunsets or walking on the beach, thankfully, but he does like to "jump over-board with his clothes on and dry out in the sun" and "enjoys all kinds of weather especially stormy weather." Go figure.

[Book #54412]       Price: $150.00
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LAYOUT IN ADVERTISING. W. A. Dwiggings. LAYOUT IN ADVERTISING.
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1928. First edition. Illustrated with line drawings throughout. Very good in patterned pictorial paper boards with gilt-lettered black cloth spine. Corners rubbed, small dampstain on front cover, spine sunned but still legible, pencilled name on front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. The first edition seems to be scarce.

[Book #52462]       Price: $300.00
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CASANOVA: His Known and Unknown Life. S. Guy Endore. CASANOVA: His Known and Unknown Life.
London: George Routledge & Sons, (1930). First UK edition. Very good or better in dust jacket with a few small chips and tears along the edges.

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THE SECOND STAGE. Betty Friedan. THE SECOND STAGE.
New York: Summit Books, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on the free endpaper, "For Martina + Karl-- Who've been a joyful source of strength in my own second stage-- Zestful wishes + love--Betty Friedan." Her follow up, 20 years later, to "The Feminine Mystique." Near fine in dust jacket with barest wear and very light soiling to the front.

[Book #50320]       Price: $125.00
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CONCHOLOGIA CESTRICA: The Molluscous Animals and Their Shells, of Chester County, PA. William D. Hartman, , Ezra Michener. CONCHOLOGIA CESTRICA: The Molluscous Animals and Their Shells, of Chester County, PA.
Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1874. First edition. Profusely illustrated with drawings in the text. Very good to near fine in black cloth boards with spine slightly sunned, dark brown endpapers clean but with tiny tear to head of front endpaper and two small soiled spots on front cover.

[Book #52548]       Price: $75.00
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THE WEB: The Authorized History of the American Protection League. Emerson Hough. THE WEB: The Authorized History of the American Protection League.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co. (1919). First edition. By a writer best known for his westerns. The quasi-government American Protection League was "a voluntary organization that attempted to enforce patriotism and stifle dissent during World War I." (Wikipedia). Hough's book calls for "selective immigration, deportation of un-Americans, and denaturalization of 'disloyal' citizens and anarchists" saying "[w]e must purify the source of America's population and keep it pure." Sad to say such thinking continues to this day. Very good in good or better dust jacket with internal repair to small chip at base of spine and long tear in rear panel.

[Book #54923]       Price: $100.00
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SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings. J. M. Hutchings. SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings.
San Francisco: Hutchings & Rosenfield, (1860). First edition. Black cloth boards decoratively blindstamped, gilt lettered spine. Boards visible on edges, corners and hinges but cloth clean, gilt bright and binding still tight; interior shows scattered foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins. Altoghether good with inset engravings almost entirely clear and bright.

[Book #53322]       Price: $150.00
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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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