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1 BIRMINGHAM Pocket Atlas and Guide (1939)
Edinburgh John Bartholomew & Son Ltd 1939 Hardcover 
This is a well cared for tourist guide of Birmingham from 1939. There is a list of places of interest to a tourist and an index to streets and places. There are 64 pages of maps that are quite clear and in color. The covers are a bright red cloth hardcover with black ink border and title. The book is tight, bright, crisp except for a little touch of wear to the corners. There is a small spot on the rear cover. A former owner has stamped a name on each side of the front end paper. There are no other marks or writing. The contents are quite bright and neat. Carefully used, if at all. ; 8vo 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 JAPAN The Nagel Travel Guide Series
New York, NY Mc-Graw Hill Book Company 1965 Hardcover 
This is a handsome red cloth hardcover guide book from 1965 with bright gilt titles. The book is quite thiick. There are many fold out maps that appear to be in fine contion except for one that has a small crease. Bright, tight, clean, crisp. There are no marks or writing. Ribbon place mark. Well cared for. Request postage quote if being shipped internationally. ; 8vo; 1109 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Kansas City 1952 First Edition Softcover 
This is a program published by The Katz Company of Kansas City - as a thank you to the customers of Katz Drug stores. Liberace performed with Jennie Tourel of the Metropolitan Opers - Coloratura - Mezzo Soprano. The Kans City Philharmonic Orchestra performed under the direction of Hans Schwieger. The even took place in the Municipal Auditorium Arena October 31 and November 1 of 1952. There are large photo portraits of Liberace, Tourel, and a smaller one of Schwieger and a long view of the orchetra. ( Half-tone in black and white. ) There is information about the music program. The booklet is full of advertisements in images and text for items and brands that were carried at the stores. The cover is a fuzzy grey paper that is more like fabric. There is a musical design and the Katz cat logo on the cover in blue ink. The booklet is 11 3/4" tall x 9" wide. The interior pages are on glossy paper - all in grey, black, and white ink. The Program is in very good condition except for a spinkling of spots on the top of the front cover -possible foxing = brown spots from contact with acidic materials or from the environment) . This is a very well cared for item. No wear, writing, marks, creases. ; 8vo 
Price: 29.00 USD
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4 LINEA DI OPERAZIONI FIUME - ZAGABRIA NO. 6 Monografia Geografica Venezia Giulia Croazia - Slovenia | Capitola 26
Ministero Della Guerra 1930 Softcover 
This is a book and map atlas published in 1930 and written in Italian covering the area of Venezia Guilia Croazia - Slovenia (Venice and the northwest corner of Italy and across the border into Croatia - Slovenia including Zagreb - the northwest area of what was once called Yugoslavia. ) This is a book with a flexible cover made of heavy weight grey art paper backed with fabric for strength. There are 142 pages of text in Italian and with 9 of 10 maps with two pasted down maps at the front and rear on the interior of the covers. Map 3 is missing except for one panel . Those present are 1 and 2, plus 4 though 10. The book appears to be published by the Ministero della Guerra which is printed on the title pages which is on the cover of the book. The rear of the book includes another map on the rear panel showing three geographica areas within the area described above and titled "Teatro di operazioni Italo-Jugoslavo". The areas shown in the map are numbered 5, 6, 7. This is Monografia Geografica N. 6 for Venezia Giulia Croazia-Slovenia and specifically the Linea di Operazioni Fiume - Zagabria. In the upper right hand corner of the front cover 'Copia No and a line are printed in the corner and the number '4' is stamped on the line. There is another stamp showing "Pubblicazione No 341R". It also states Capitolo 26 in due (2) volumi. This is Volume 1. The text covers the terrain and features with quite a lot of detail, including pronounciation and much more in an Appendix.. The binding is strong, but delicate in that the block of text and maps weighs about one pound and it is sewn to the cover, without glue. The top and bottom of the spine shows wear with some chipping. There is a small label with a border that has the number 10 written on it in red pencil. There is some rice paper reinforcement of the extremes of the spine in a blending tone to match the grey of the covers. The front cover has some smudges. The interior pages of text in Italian are clean and crisp except for some short vertical lines in pencil in the margin next to specific lines. There is a small oval stamp on the first page, plus some alpha and numeric characters in pencil in the margin. There are two small stamps at the rear of the book which says 'Withdrawn' in English. There are no other marks or writing. The maps are on strong paper with several fold marks. The first map is the largest at approximately 24 x 24 inches with black ink and a beige-buff shading to certain areas. The other maps are a little smaller with red and blue lines to marks roads or pass through, plus some solid coloring. .. The maps are in very good condition - there is a touch of darkening at the edges that doesn't affect the face of the map. There is a short closed tear at the hinge of the map stub which has been reinforced from the rear with archival Japanese paper. The book is about 8 ΒΌ" tall, 5 " wide, and 1" thick. Number 6, in Italian, 9 out of 10 fold-out maps, plus three other small maps on the end papers and the rear cover. This book is not commonly listed on the internet. Fiume / Rijeka; 8vo 
Price: 195.00 USD
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This is a large hardcover book about commerical businesses in Kansas City in the 1890's. The copyright date is 1899 (by E. S. Hand) . About half of the book is advertisements and the other half consists of detail about a grand hotel in Kansas City. This book was published about 1900.The covers are beveled book boards covered in cream colored paper vellum. "The Midland Kansas City' is blindstamped and filled in gilt on the front cover. The binding is decorative cord. The end papers are a small flower design in brown ink. The beginning pages are all mostly full page advertisements - many are railroad. The book and the text is intended to honor the construction of the hotel, The Midland, completed in1888. The book is printed on smooth cream paper with brown ink. There are numerous line drawings of the hotel, from a cross section of the floor to the spa, kitchen, front desk, power generator, bathroom, neighboring stores, transportation. Ornate letters of every style are used throughout to start the text. A charming book. The covers show soil, the paper covering at the top and bottom of the spine is chipped. The end papers are clean as are the interior pages. The pages are supple and crisp. All edges are a bright gilt. The cord has been replaced. Approximately 10 1/2 inches high x 10 1/2 inches wide. ; 4to  
Price: 145.00 USD
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This is a photographic gift book of New York. There are 62 small photographs of scenes in New York that look like photographs, but many are photographs of prints which has been reworked to look like glossy photos. They have been printed in a rich sepia toned ink. The images are of various places, buildings, and landmarks in the horse and buggy days as well as elevated railroads. The opening photo is a miniature bird's eye view of Manhatten with Brooklyn and New Jersey spread across both pages - tiny, but clear. There are sailing and steam ships on the rivers. The look of New York of that period is captured and the variety of photos is encompassing - Cotton Exchange, Hebrew Orphan Asylum, High Curve Elevated Railroad, Grand Central Depot. The cover is a finely pebbled cloth - tan brown with a subtlely blind-stamped floral bouquet design and a banner title with the title New York and a sillouette of the Statue of Liberty. The gilt that was once on the cover has faded. The covers are thin. There is edge wear and a touch of soil. The interior is clean and bright. And without wear. The pages are in a folding accordian display. There is dime size damage on two pages (both sides of a double spread) where the pages stuck and the top layer of ink has lifted. The 62 images are on 12 pages with 3 to 6 photos to a page. It's a charming booklet. There is no publishing history. ; 8vo  
Price: 110.00 USD
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7 PARIS ET SES ENVIRONS St. Cloud, Versailles & Trianons
Paris First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover ex-library book in a blue-grey cloth covers with gilt and a decorative design. Though the book has the words "50 Photogravur es de N. D. Phot, the images in this book were priinted in half tone (the photogravures were camera copies) There is one image to a page, the reverse side is blank, and the paper is glossy (and a little heavy) . The time period is approximately the first decade of the 1900's. There is a little wear to the cloth on the cover. The binding is delicately down, but firm. The library markings consist of the name of the library puncture as if by a pin with the words of the name of the library. There are some call numbers on the first page. The book is oblong - approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" wide. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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St. Paul, MN Northern Pacific Railway Company 1909 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a book with a fold out map in a soft cover, bound by staples. The map is in fine condition. It folds out from the binding in four panels. It is about 17" tall and 33" wide. There is soft color to define state and international borders. It shows the routes of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy RR System in addition to the Northern Pacific Railway System. The text with its lists, graphs, tables, fiscal statements is also in fine condition. No marks or writing. The covers are paper - there is a closed tear at the bottom front with a crease and the spine fold has been reinforced from the inside with Japanese tissue mending paper. The map is on very thin, lightweight, but strong paper - it covers the part of the U S from Wisconsin to the Pacific Coast, part of Canada near the border, and the bottom part extends from Northern Illinois to Northern California through the intermediate states. Well cared for. ; 8vo; 37 pages 
Price: 95.00 USD
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New York, NY Harper & Brothers Publishers 1909 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
SIGNED. This is a first edtion hardcover book inscribed on the end paper and dated 1909. The cover is a grey-blue cloth with a illustrated cover of famous travel symbols and a man relaxing on a deck chair. The cover has a little corner wear, but is clean except for one small spot. The book is illustrated with many half-tone photographs (black and white) . The pages are clean, except for one light spot on one page. There are no other marks or writing. ; 8vo; 104 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.90 USD
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10 Booth, Ethel WHERE THE SUNFLOWERS GREW The Story of Nebraska Wesleyan through its Early Years
Nebraska Nebraska Wesleyan Press 1962 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket  
SIGNED. This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tightly bound, very clean, and without marks or writing other than the author's signature on the half-title page and a former owner gift note on the front free end paper. The dust jacket is quite clean and fresh except for a jagged closed tear on the front of the jacket and some slight discoloration and a tear on the rear. ; 8vo; 88 pages; Signed by Author  
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Brandys, Kazimierz A WARSAW DIARY 1978 - 1981
New York, NY Random House 1983 0394528565 / 9780394528564 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a First American Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, and very clean. There are no marks or writing. There is a hint of a corner bump. The dust jacket is equally crisp and clean with a light touch of wear at some corners. The book has been well cared for. It may not have been read. The book was denounced as a subversive document when martial law was declared on Poland. ; 8vo; 260 pages  
Price: 19.00 USD
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DAUGHTERS OF CHINA Sketches of Domestic Life in the Celestial Empire, Bridgman, Eliza J. Gillett
12 Bridgman, Eliza J. Gillett DAUGHTERS OF CHINA Sketches of Domestic Life in the Celestial Empire
New York, NY Robert Carter & Brothers 1853 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This is hardcover book in dark brown cloth with blindstamped design on both covers and spine with gilt on the spine. The binding is tight, corners are straight, there is barely any wear. There is a slight slant to the spine. The end papers are original and have somw former owner writing in pencil and some in ink. There is a n engraved frontispiece of a full view of a female. There are other wood line engravings of scenes. A piece of the tissue guard over the frontispiece is missing. Someone has written in words in pencil on the bottom of the frontispiece next to the caption. The first five or six pages have some serious foxing or staining from the page edges going in. This book is in English. Charming small book. Well cared for. ; 8vo; 234 pages 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Chicago, IL Order Of City Council 1925 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
This is a softcover booklet that would be in near fine condition if not for a few corner creases. The covers and interior pages are very clean. There are two large fold-out maps, Exhibit A & B, of the Municipal Railway System, 1925. They appear to be crisp and without wear of or discoloration. There are no marks or writing.; 4to  
Price: 55.00 USD
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14 Chase, Stuart MEXICO A Study of Two Americas
New York, NY The Macmillan Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Diego Rivera 
This is the third printing of the first edition. It is a hardcover book with a dust jacket with illustrations by Diego Rivera. There is a handsome illustration in color opposite the title page. There are 15 line drawings with black and white. The end papers are decorated with a map of Mexico and the Pacific and Gulf seas. The book cover has a Mexican decorative design with blue and brick red inks used on a grey cloth binding. There is no wear to the book. There are no marks or writing in this clean inerior. However, there are two pages that have darkening from a newspaper clipping about Mexico as a tourist destination (the discoloration is from an acidic reaction to the newspaper clipping - which is still present) . There is a tiny former owner label pasted down on the front free end paper at the bottom left corner. The dust jacket was made with soft paper which has chips along the edges and the corners. The original price of $3.00 is on the inside bottom of the jacket flap. The jacket is now protected in a new archival see-through and removable mylar cover. The art for the end papers and jacket are by Am Berger. The title page has a line that says: "In Collaboration with Marian Tyler". There is a Foreword, 15 Chapters, a Bibliography, and an Index. ; 8vo; 338 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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15 Cockburn, Andrew and Patrick OUT OF THE ASHES The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein
New York, NY Harpercollins 1999 0060192666 / 9780060192662 First Edition Hardcover; First Printing 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is new looking; very clean, bright, tight with no marks or writing other than a remainder mark on the bottom edges. The unclipped dust jacket very crisp and clean and without wear. ; 8vo; 322 pages  
Price: 24.00 USD
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16 Coleman, Craig S. American Images of Korea Korea and Koreans As Portrayed in Books, Magazines, Television, News Media, and Film
Elizabeth, NJ Hollym 1997 1565910885 / 9781565910881 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. Both the book and jacket are in fine condition. They are very clean and crisp. The book has a tight binding with perfect corners. There are NO marks, writings, underlining. The book appears to be unread. Korea and Koreans as Portrayed in Books, Magazines, Television, News Media, and Film. ; 8vo; 298 pages  
Price: 38.00 USD
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17 Connell, Monica AGAINST A PEACOCK SKY
New York, NY Viking 1991 0670834637 / 9780670834631 First Edition Hardcover; First Printing Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket  Illustrated by Peter Barker 
This is a First English/U. S Edition of a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is in fine condition; tight, bright, very clean and without marks or writing. The jacket is unclipped with U. S. , Canada, and U. K. prices. It is very clean with a hint of corner wear and two pencil point indents on the rear panel. Lightly rubbed back panel.; Photographs; 8vo; 211 pages  
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Cotlow, Lewis ZANZABUKU Dangerous Safari
New York, NY Rinehart & Company 1956 Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket, not a first edition. The book is near fine except for light wear to the edge of the front free end paper and a little curl inwards at the bottom of the spine. The unclipped dust jacket shows edge wear with a small chip at the top of the spine and a water stain on the rear panel corner which as not affected the book. There are some black and white photos. Looks bright in a mylar, see-through, removable jacket protector. ; 8vo; 370 pages  
Price: 17.00 USD
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Minneapolis, MN The Lund Press, Inc. 1937 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a flexible hard cover book without a dust jacket. The simple blue book has a gilt title on the cover of the book. It has been inscribed to a former owner by Davis on April 3rd of 1941. There are no other marks or writing. The binding is tight, covers clean, hinges intact. This is Native American and early Minnesota and Wisconsin folk lore and history in poetry and song lyrics. The book is photo illlustrated in black and white. ; Drawings and Photographs; 8vo; 127 pages; Signed by Author  
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Davis, Scott C. THE WORLD OF PATIENCE GROMES Making and Unmaking a Black Community
Lexington, KY The University Press Of Kentucky 1988 0813116449 / 9780813116440 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is in a tight binding, very clean, like new, with no marks or writing. The dust jacket is equally crisp and very clean.; 8vo; 222 pages  
Price: 15.00 USD
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