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Liberty Prize Catalog
1 Liberty Prize Catalog
New York, NY Macfadden Publications 1934 First Edition; First Printing Magazine Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Some soiling to cover with creases to corners. Contents clean and bright. This catalog was used by "salesboys" who sold magazines in the 1930's for MacFadden Publications. They would earn coupons "greenies and brownies" which they could then redeem for prizes. Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955) " became the most successful publisher of magazines in history. He was the first magazine publisher to establish a large, loyal readership. His circulation numbers were the highest in the industry exceeding even the publications of William Randolph Hearst. He truly revolutionized the publishing industry. Virtually overnight Macfadden's net worth increased astronomically. By 1924 at age 56 he had become a multi-millionaire" (bernarrmacadden.com). A rare, if not unique, example of this method of selling which gained momentum after the "Great Depression". Rare.; Vol. 10; Photographs, illustrations 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Letter Book of James Abercromby Colonial Agent, 1751-1773  (Author Signed), Abercromby, James & John C. Van Horne & George Reese
2 Abercromby, James & John C. Van Horne & George Reese The Letter Book of James Abercromby Colonial Agent, 1751-1773 (Author Signed)
Richmond VA Library of Virginia 1991 088490170X / 9780884901709 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
John C. Van Horne editor signed on Book Plate. Fully Indexed. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. James Abercromby was active in American affairs for almost half a century, commencing with his appointment in 1730 as attorney general and advocate general of the Court of Vice-Admiralty for South Carolina. He represened the colony of NC in London from 1749 through 1757 and served as the chief agent for VA from 1752 through 1775. His correspondence with other colonial agencies, gov't officials and rechants on both sides of the Atlantic sheds new light on the rationale behind British imperial affairs in the critical years before the American Revolution ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 471 pages; ; Signed by Editor 
Price: 59.97 USD
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A Man Called Lucy, Accoce, Pierre And Quet, Pierre
3 Accoce, Pierre And Quet, Pierre A Man Called Lucy
New York Coward Mccann 1967 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in excellent condition, looks never read. Roessler became a Russian Spy. Roessler's information came straight from the German High command. He would get radio contact from the Official Broadcasting Center of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. The information was given to a transmitter who only knew Roessler by his call number "RAHS." Any information regarding the German army was preceded by "Werther" "Olga" for the Air Force. His information contained troop movements, invasion timetables, production statistics, casualty counts, and loss of equipment for each battle. Often, his information was transmitted to the Russians before the German units received orders. The amount of information Rudolf Roessler sent over the course of five years to Russia could fill about 40 average length books. That is about 5,500 messages or 5 messages a day for 3 years, or approximately 129 messages a month. Russia used the information to wage psychological warfare. This was an unqualified success, and many German soldiers suffered mental breakdowns as a result. ; WWII spy Rudolf Roessler; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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The Truth About Aimee Semple McPherson  A Symposium, Adamic, Louis, et. al.
4 Adamic, Louis, et. al. The Truth About Aimee Semple McPherson A Symposium
Girard, KS Haldeman-Julius Company 1926 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Paperback booklet has tan cover black print. Former owners name in front. Cover shows soiling, contents clean. Paper yellowing due to age. Published articles by author and Edward Campbell, Mike Schindler, and Robert Mason exposing Aimee as a fraud. " Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, and was the second woman to be granted a broadcast license. She used radio to draw on the growing appeal of popular entertainment in North America and incorporated other forms into her weekly sermons at Angelus Temple.In her time she was the most publicized Christian evangelist, surpassing Billy Sunday and her other predecessors. She conducted public faith-healing demonstrations before large crowds; testimonies conveyed tens of thousands of people healed. McPherson's articulation of the United States as a nation founded and sustained by divine inspiration continues to be echoed by many pastors in churches today. News coverage sensationalized misfortunes with family and church members; particularly inflaming accusations she had fabricated her reported kidnapping, turning it into a national spectacle McPherson's preaching style, extensive charity work and ecumenical contributions were a major influence in revitalization of American Evangelical Christianity in the 20th century."(Wikipedia) Rare work. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; Big blue book No. B-28; Photo; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages 
Price: 69.97 USD
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International Heavy Trucks of the 1950s, Adams, Ron
5 Adams, Ron International Heavy Trucks of the 1950s
Enthusiast Books 2006 1583881603 / 9781583881606 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks new. With worn-out trucks after World War II and plans laid out by the Federal Government to build the Interstate Highway System, truck production really took off in the 1950s. Companies and drivers who used International semi-trucks worked hard to deliver the goods. This large-picture format book shows the fine details of these trucks at work during this productive time period. ; At Work; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 27.97 USD
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Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor George C. Wallace, January 14, 1963, Alabama
6 Alabama Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor George C. Wallace, January 14, 1963
Montgomery, AL Inaugural Committee 1963 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue and white cover with photo of George C. Wallace. George Corley Wallace, Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs for U.S. President (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket), he earned the title "the most influential loser" in 20th century U.S. politics, according to biographers Dan T. Carter and Stephan Lesher.A 1972 assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed, and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He is remembered for his Southern populist and segregationist attitudes during the mid-20th century period of the African-American civil rights movement and activism, which gained passage of federal civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s to enforce constitutional rights for all citizens. He eventually renounced segregationism but remained a populist.(Wikipedia); Photographs, Illustrations 
Price: 59.97 USD
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One Man's Family  The Life of Hiram Vasquez 1843-1939, Albright, Zella Rae
7 Albright, Zella Rae One Man's Family The Life of Hiram Vasquez 1843-1939
self 1984 Limited Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Limited edition Number 215 of 1000. Rust cover with gold lettering. Dust has chips now in mylar for protection. Rare signed copy. Traces this famous family from living with the Shoshone indians, to Ft. Bridger, Salt Lake City, Missouri, Colorado, Sincian, etc. Frustrations on the Wahatoya, as storekeeper, sawmiller, marshal, timber company owner. Extensive bibliograpy and index. Many surnames used throughout along with historical accounts. Wonderful reference and great read. Rare signed copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 362 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
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UNDER THE LILACS, The Children's Bookshelf Edition, ALCOTT, LOUISA M. & Eunice Stephenson
8 ALCOTT, LOUISA M. & Eunice Stephenson UNDER THE LILACS, The Children's Bookshelf Edition
John C. Winston Co. 1934 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Eunice Stephenson 
Blue cover with color label. very handsome book. Minor rubs to edges. Dust has minor creases, now in Brodart mylar cover. Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys.[1] Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard.; Illustrations; 8.75 X 6.50 X 1.50 inches 
Price: 25.97 USD
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9 Apfelberg, David B., M.D. Evaluation and Installation of Surgical Laser Systems
Springer 1987 0387963855 / 9780387963853 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with yellow and white lettering. 104 illustrations. Has former owners name blacked out in front otherwise clean and tight. Fantastic reference on lasers used in surgery. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 324 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Grunt  A Pictorial Report  on the US Infantry's  Gear  and Life During the Vietnam War- 1965-1975, Arques, Antonio
10 Arques, Antonio Grunt A Pictorial Report on the US Infantry's Gear and Life During the Vietnam War- 1965-1975
Andrea Press 2014 849665849X / 9788496658493 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Book and dust look new. Dust in mylar protective cover. ""Grunt" is an outstanding reference book. The author has gone to exhaustive lengths to create a comprehensive catalog of the uniforms, equipment, weapons, and daily life of the U.S. Infantry during the Vietnam War. This book is packed with excellent close-up photographs of nearly every item used by American foot soldiers during the conflict, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. The text and photo captions are extremely informative." Reviewer. "This is an amazing compilation! One fantastic reference work! Its covers literally everything, just as it says it does. I suppose that my one criticism is the fact that it deals almost entirely with the US Army and all of its gear, equipment and life of an Army grunt in Nam" Reviewer. Scarce in this condition.; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 456 pages 
Price: 199.97 USD
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11 Arsenal, Rock Island Ordnance Field Service Base Shop Data U. S. Rifle, Cal. .30, M1 & M1A1
Illinois Rock Island Arsenal 1943 PhotoCopy Only; First Impression Photocopy Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Photocopy only of the 1943 edition. Contains detailed drawing of dismantling and re-assemblying the M1 Garand as used in WWII. Prepared under the direction of the Chief of Ordnance. Since this is a photocopy of the original there may be variations in ink lightness or darkness. ; Drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 17.97 USD
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Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World, Aurand, A. Monroe Jr.
12 Aurand, A. Monroe Jr. Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World
Lancaster, PA The Aurand Press 1938 First Impression Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.Bundling, or tarrying, is the traditional practice of wrapping two people in a bed together, usually as a part of courting behavior. The tradition is thought to have originated either in the Netherlands or in the British Isles and later became common in colonial United States,[1][2] especially in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Some Nebraska Amish may still practice it. When used for courtship, the aim is to allow intimacy without sexual intercourse. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages 
Price: 4.97 USD
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Triggers, plain, double, simple set, bouble set, single set, Bill, Pryor Mt.
13 Bill, Pryor Mt. Triggers, plain, double, simple set, bouble set, single set
Author 1991 PhotoCopy Only; Photocopy Manila Folder or Binder Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy only of rare booklet in a manila folder on building triggers with measurements and what appears to be exact scaled diagrams for building various triggers. These schematics appear to be for early flintlock and percussion type rifles. There is a page showing the various weapons that used set triggers including: Crossbow, Wheellock, Jaeger, Long Rifle including Kentucky, Plains Rifle, and Sporting Rifle. The specific schematics that has the measurements do not name the rifle, but measurements are given for the Single Set Trigger, the Double Set trigger, and illustrations of Double Trigger, Single set, and Compound Single Set. There is a page dedicated to the Hartford Sharps 1875 Sporting Rifle. The footnote at bottom of that page says "a later, very well made and designed set trigger, suitable for any black powder rifle with minor modifications". It is assumed that since many of the rifles made in the era of the rifles using these triggers may have been handmade thus fitting of the trigger sets were custom for many of the guns. This is a photocopy Only.; Illustrated; 4to 11" - 13" tall; PDF 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Faith in the Fight, Binsfield, John W. &  William C. Davis
14 Binsfield, John W. & William C. Davis Faith in the Fight
Stackpole Books 2003 0811700178 / 9780811700177 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in As New dust jacket 
Tan and black cover with gilt print. Some marginal notations from the former owner an Army Chaplain who may have used them for sermon notes. Condition otherwise like new. For both Union and Confederate soldiers, religion was the greatest sustainer of morale in the Civil War, and faith was a refuge in a great time of need. Guarding and guiding the spiritual well-being of the fighters, army chaplains were a voice of hope and reason in an otherwise chaotic military existence. Here for the first time, encompassing the depth and breadth of their dedication and sacrifice, is their fascinating and uplifting story. Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr., is an alumni distinguished professor of history and the executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. William C. Davis is professor of history and director of programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. John Brinsfield is a retired army chaplain in Atlanta, Georgia. Benjamin Maryniak is a lifelong student of the Civil War in Lancaster, New York. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.; Photographs; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 24.97 USD
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The Church in the Fork  A History of Historic Little Fork Church, Boyle, Andrew J.
15 Boyle, Andrew J. The Church in the Fork A History of Historic Little Fork Church
Culpeper, Va Little Fork Preservation Committee 1983 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with gilt print. Numerous surname references. A history of the church which is located in Culpeper, Va. Gift inscription in front. Little Fork Church, St. Mark's Parish, is Culpeper County's only Colonial church. It was ordered into existence in 1731 as a "chapel of ease" within the Little Fork between the Rappahannock and Hazel Rivers by Governor Spotswood. Services at Little Fork ceased at the onset of the Civil War. Early in the war, the church grounds were used as a drill field by the "Little Fork Rangers", more correctly known as Co. D 4th Virginia Cavalry. Later, Union troops quartered at the church destroyed most of the interior furnishings for firewood in the cold winter of 1863, leaving only the shell of the building and the reredos on the east wall. (The Diocese of Va) ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or Accomplished Geltlewomen's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Five Hundred of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia Cookery., Bullock, Helen
16 Bullock, Helen The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or Accomplished Geltlewomen's Companion: Being a Collection of upwards of Five Hundred of the most Ancient & Approv'd Recipes in Virginia Cookery.
Richmond, VA Colonial Williamsburg 1938 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Small leatherbound book which is a reprint of the 1742 edition by William Parks who said many of the recipes came from England from a volume published by Mrs. E. Smith. These recipes are a compiliation of recipes collected from books known to have been used in Virginia Households. The front hinge is cracking, but not loose. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 17.97 USD
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The Monster Men, Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Frank Frazetta
17 Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Frank Frazetta The Monster Men
Ace Books 1963 0441061826 / 9780441061822 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1963 first edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Leaves beginning to darken from age. They called him Number Thirteen, the latest and best of Dr. von Horn's attempts to create life from chemicals. He found himself an almost-human on von Horn's hideaway jungle island off the coast of Borneo. He saw the monsters that had preceded him and grew used to those dreadful travesties of humanity. Not until Number thirteen met the American girl who was von Horn's prisoner did he realize how different he was from the others. Then, monster or not, he turned against his master and his "brothers" and threw in hhis lot with the girl in a desperate attempt to escape the island of terror. First paperback printing, Ace F-182 ; Ace SF Classic, F-182; Ilustrations; 6.30 X 4 X 0.50 inches; 159 pages 
Price: 16.97 USD
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18 Capon, Noel & John Farley & James Hulbert Corporate Strategic Planning
Columbia University Press 1987 0231063806 / 9780231063807 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold lettering. Looks new, never used. A classic work on Strategic Planning. ; 1.4 x 9.26 x 6.39 Inches; 482 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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To the Actor  On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov, Chekhov, Michael
19 Chekhov, Michael To the Actor On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov
Joanna Cotler Books 1953 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust has chips around edges otherwise book clean. Mikhail Aleksandrovich "Michael" Chekhov (Russian: ?????? ????????????? ?????, 29 August 1891 – 30 September 1955) was a Russian-American actor, director, author, and theatre practitioner. His acting technique has been used by actors such as Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and Yul Brynner. Konstantin Stanislavski referred to him as his most brilliant student. He was a nephew of the playwright Anton Chekhov. (Wiki) ; 1953-12-30; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.97 USD
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One hundred and seventy-five years of Methodism in Staunton, Virginia, Clem, Gladys B
20 Clem, Gladys B One hundred and seventy-five years of Methodism in Staunton, Virginia
Staunton ,Va Author 1972 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Buff colored booklet with brown lettering. Rare copy kept in an archival folder inside an envelope. Looks new. This booklet details historical information about the Methodist Church in Staunton, Va. The modern church name is Central United Methodist Church (organized 1797) Originally known as the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, it was named “Central” on February 13, 1905. However, the name was not officially used as far as old records show until June 15, 1914. Also contains historical information about Staunton. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 45 pages 
Price: 69.97 USD
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