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THE SEA SAGA OF DYNAMITE JOHNNY O'BRIEN
Seattle:Lowman & Hanford Company. 1939. 249pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is worn at the edges and spine ends. Spine is lightly faded and covers show some mild soiling. Otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings, save for two brief inscriptions inked onto the second free end-paper. Overall, this is a very good copy.
$35.00
THE SUMMING UP
Garden City, NY:Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1938. 1st edition. 310pp. Signed/Inscribed by the Author on the title page. Hardcover.  Black boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear along edges and spine ends. Gilt on spine dulled. Internally, end-pages age-toned, with a previous owenrs inscription to 1st free end-page and an embossed stamp to half-title page. The title page is signed/inscribed by the author, crossing out his printed name.  Otherwise paper is slightly age-toned throughout but clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact.  *Inscribed to William Barbour, who worked for the American Federation for the Blind, lining up authors to read all or parts of their books for the Talking Books program.
$400.00
THE TRIBAL WORLD OF VERRIER ELWIN. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York:The Oxford University Press. 1964. 356pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is lightly worn at the edges and spine, with a few small chips and tears. Otherwise in good condition. Book itself is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy with a good dust jacket.
$25.00
THOMAS JEFFERSON. THE APOSTLE OF AMERICANISM
Boston:Little, Brown, and Company. 1929. 1st edition. xix+548pp. Illustrated. Hardcover.  Green boards lightly soiled, sun-faded along edges and shelfworn, with spine strip darkened and gilt on front cover still bright but dulled on spine strip. Internally end-pages slighlty age-toned but otherwise clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures.  The binding is tight with hinges intact. A very good copy.
$30.00
THUNDER IN THE HEAVENS. BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN AND WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID TO ME IN ENGLAND AND ELSEWHERE BETWEEN APRIL3RD, 1947 AND MARCH 29TH, 1949
London:Wingate. (1950). 1st edition. 191pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good condition, signed by previous owner to upper corner of 1st free end-page but otherwise pages slightly age-toned but clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece but soiled and worn, with many chips and tears to edges and folds. *Formerly owned by Richardson Wright, Editor- in-Chief of US House and Gardens from 1914-1946.
$25.00
TO PLEASE A CHILD. A BIOGRAPHY OF L. FRANK BAUM, ROYAL HISTORIAN OF OZ
Chicago:Reilly & Lee Co. 1961. 1st edition. 284pp. Illustrated. Signed/inscribed by the author on the 1st free end-page. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good, clean condition. Inscribed by Mr. MacFall on the 1st free end-page but otherwise no previous owners marks or signatures. Pages clean and bright, binding tight and hinges intact. Dust jacket in very good condition. Price clipped, lightly soiled and edgeworn, with a 2 inch closed tear to rear spine edge. 
$125.00
TSAR OF FREEDOM. THE LIFE AND REIGN OF ALEXANDER II
Archon Books. 1968. xii+324pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket.  A very good, clean copy inside and out. The dust jacket has a small tear to upper edge of front panel, with rear panel soiled, still in very good condition. It is not price clipped.  * "A biography of Alexander II, the liberal Tsar of Russia who was responsible for the freeing of the serfs and who attempted to give a more democratic government to his country. It is also a picture of Russia in the 19th Century."....dj
$35.00
WHEN LINCOLN CAME TO EGYPT
Herrin, Illinois: Trovillion Private Press. [1940]. Hardcover, no jacket. xx+158pp. First Edition. Number 246 of 498 copies. Signed by the author. Ex-library, with many markings including paint and label on spine, some penned notations on endpapers, several library stamps, and card pocket/due slip in rear.  Top edge blue. Library markings aside, in VG condition. Boards lightly rubbed, and interior has no other markings or foxing.  Tight and square. "Egypt...for the uninitiated, is the southernmost part of Illinois."   (cfm)
$40.00
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
New York:Minton, Balch & Company. 1930. 1st edition. (xiii)+345pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue boards lighlty shelfworn and soiled (along edges), with wear along edges and spine strip gilt dulled. Internally end-pages slightly age-toned with a previous owners name inked to top of 1st free flyleaf, otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight with hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece but only in fair condition, soiled and shelfworn with both spine ends chipped and many other chips and tears to edges and folds (as well as a piece of the rear cover). It is not price clipped.
$25.00

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