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21 Buel, J. W. The James Boys, A complete and accurate account of the famous bandit brothers, Frank and Jesse James.
Baltimore, MD I. & M. Ottenheimer ca 1900 1st Thus; Various Paperback Very Good 
Pulp paperback book, slight tear in cover otherwise good to very good condition especially to be a pulp. Book looks as though never read. Colors bright, page fragile due to age. "An authentic account of their noterd band of bank plunderers, train robbers, and murderers." This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. "Scarce if not rare in this condition. Possibly no publication date in item.; Illustrated from photos; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 180 pages; 
Price: 26.47 USD
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22 Burgess, James Hollywood Teenager
Graham NC Author 1950 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Rare sermon of James Burgess who at the age of 18 was an evangelistic preacher who targeted his peers. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book. 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Islands of the Damned  A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed), Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel
23 Burgin, R.V. & Bill Marvel Islands of the Damned A Marine at War in the Pacific (Author Signed)
NAL Hardcover 2010 0451229908 / 9780451229908 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author in February 2011 at gun show in Louisville, KY and seller witnessed the signing. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. An unvarnished and moving memoir of a Marine veteran who fought his way across the Pacific Theater of World War II-whose story is featured in the upcoming HBO(r) series The Pacific This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die-and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat. An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War. Rare. ; HBO The Pacific; Photographs; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.3 Inches; 304 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 109.97 USD
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The Monster Men, Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Frank Frazetta
24 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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25 Campbell, J. L. Geology and Mineral Resources of the James River Valley Virginia, USA
G.P. Putman's Sons 1882 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This is hardcover original first edition, not a repint. Brown cover with gold lettering. End paper and first few pages have damage, but does not affect text. Cover has spots and discoloration due to age. Folded maps in rear pocket appear to be photocopies. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 69.97 USD
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The Medley of Richmond Hill House, Vol 1, No. 5, August 1916, Caputi, Daniel A.  (Editor)
26 Caputi, Daniel A. (Editor) The Medley of Richmond Hill House, Vol 1, No. 5, August 1916
New York The Clubs of Richmond Hill House 1916 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback magazine/booklet. Paper cover may show soiling and chipping due to age. Other articles by Joseph A. Tacola, Daniel Caputi, Vincent Cicatelli, and Romulado Bufano. Also an article by Hon. Arthur Woods from the NYPD. A very rare if not unique social magazine published by The Richmond Hill House located at 28 Macdougal Street, New York, NY. Contains many ads from local New York City and Greenwich Village businesses. Booklet now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 17.97 USD
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27 Carvosso, William Life of William Carvosso, Sixty years a class-leader
Waukesha, Wisc. Eaton & Mains 1835 1st Thus; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Pages yellowing from age. Circa 1885. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 351 pages 
Price: 17.46 USD
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What will he do with it?, Caxton, Pisistratus, Sir E. Bulwer Lytton Bart
28 Caxton, Pisistratus, Sir E. Bulwer Lytton Bart What will he do with it?
New York, NY Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1861 Later Printing; First Edition Hardcover Fair with No dust jacket as issued 
Leather binding has wear at edges and corners with chips to top and bottom of spine. Contents show browning to pages due to age. Contains books 1-12 which seems to be the total book in one volume. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC, was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Born: May 25, 1803, London, United Kingdom. Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night."He was the youngest son of General William Earle Bulwer of Heydon Hall and Wood Dalling, Norfolk and Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, daughter of Richard Warburton Lytton of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. He had two brothers, William Earle Lytton Bulwer (1799–1877) and Henry, afterwards Lord Dalling and Bulwer. Lord Lytton's original surname was Bulwer, the names 'Earle' and 'Lytton' were middle names. On 20 February 1844 he assumed the name and arms of Lytton by royal licence and his surname then became 'Bulwer-Lytton'. His widowed mother had done the same in 1811. His brothers were always simply surnamed 'Bulwer'. Died: January 18, 1873, Torquay, United KingdomAwards: Chancellor's Gold Medal. .....The opening chapters really compel one into reading on and on when Bulwer-Lytton unfolds the story of the angelic little Sophy and her grandfather, who is known as Gentleman Waife and who is forced to earn his living as an actor and to make his grandchild, too, appear on the stage amidst a group of itinerant actors under the guidance of the tyrannic Lorenzo Rugge. The yarn itself is brilliant and compelling, and the main motif is the difference between a man who sacrificed everything in order to keep his family’s good name unsullied and another who sacrificed his own name in order to give somebody he loves another chance. First was published in 1859 so this may be a second? ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages 
Price: 49.97 USD
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Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq., Channing, William E.
29 Channing, William E. Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq.
Boston, MA James Munroe and Co. 1839 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Brown paper cover with handwritten title. Endpaper missing thus book starts with Title page. Yellowing and some foxing to pages due to age. This is the original 1839 printing and not a reprint or digital printing. This book is culturally important as it discloses the slavery question early in the century and may be considered as one of the primary source publications on the subject of African American's and slavery. It was written by William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and along with Andrews Norton, (1786-1853), one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. He was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches, and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of the day. Channing's religion and thought were among the chief influences on the New England Transcendentalists, though he never countenanced their views, which he saw as extreme. The beliefs he espoused, especially within his "Baltimore Sermon[1]" of May 5, 1819, at the ordination of a future famous theologian and educator in his own right, Jared Sparks, (1789-1866), as the first minister (1819-1823) of the newly organized (1817) "First Independent Church of Baltimore" (later the "First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Unitarian and Universalist)"). Here he espoused his principles and tenets of the developing philosophy and theology of "Unitarianism" resulted in the organization later in 1825 of the first Unitarian denomination in America (American Unitarian Association) and the later developments and mergers between Unitarians and Universalists resulting finally in the Unitarian Universalist Association of America in 1961. Channing was writing in response to Henry Clay's speech on slavery. Now you can own an original 1839 printing of this famous work. Scarce. 
Price: 99.97 USD
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30 Child, Lydia Maria Francis Isaac T. Hopper A true life
Boston, MA Jewett, Proctor & Worthington; [etc., etc.] 1853 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cover, hinges weak. Top of spine shows fraying. Photo of Hopper opposite of Title page. Light foxing due to age. Some of the pages beginning to seperate from sewing, but not loose. Pages have no underlining or highlighting. Hopper was a famous Quaker and much is said about the society related to this time period. Rare work by L. Maria Child (1802-1880) writer and women's activist. Ms. Child wrote some early appeals addressing slavery such as "An appeal in favor of that class of Americans called Africans". This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photo.; 493 pages 
Price: 49.97 USD
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Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Kindred Sciences, New, Revised and Enlarged, Volumes 1 & 2, Clegg, Robert I.
31 Clegg, Robert I. Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Kindred Sciences, New, Revised and Enlarged, Volumes 1 & 2
The Masonic History Company 1929 Revised Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Two volume set. Blue grey leather cover with gold lettering.Very clean contents some pages and end papers browning due to age. Former ownersname in front. Freemasonry is a fraternal organisation that traces its origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of masons and their interaction with authorities and clients. The degrees of freemasonry, its gradal system, retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason. These are the degrees offered by craft, or blue lodge Freemasonry. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are now administered by different bodies than the craft degrees.The basic, local organisational unit of Freemasonry is the lodge. The lodges are usually supervised and governed at the regional level (usually coterminous with either a state, province, or national border) by a Grand Lodge or Grand Orient. There is no international, world-wide Grand Lodge that supervises all of Freemasonry. Each Grand Lodge is independent, and they do not necessarily recognise each other as being legitimate.; Freemasonry; Vol. 1 & 2; Photos and illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 95.97 USD
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French army order of battle 1914, Conrad, Mark
32 Conrad, Mark French army order of battle 1914
Ft. Monmouth, NJ Mark Conrad 1993 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Plastic comb yellowing due to age. Written in French. A peacetime order of battle of the French Army listing all corps, divisions, brigades, regiments and independent battalions, etc. ; 99 pages 
Price: 29.97 USD
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History of Lowell, Cowley, Charles
33 Cowley, Charles History of Lowell
Boston, MA Lee & Shepard 1868 First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original not a reprint. Wonderful antique volume of the rare signed history of Lowell Massachusetts, covering the discovery of the Merrimack River by De Monts in 1605 through to the date of publication 1868. Cowley, the author, signed the book "compliment of the author" on the front free endpaper. Topics include a history of manufactures, a general history of Lowell; a church and school history; a municipal and political history; Lowell during the Rebellion; and other items of note, including a list of soldier who died in service. Some wear/age. Hinges intact. Binding intact and solid. Some age/wear outside, concentrated at edges and highpoints. Inside is good, bright and clean, with occasional foxing. Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 12mo; 235 pages 
Price: 129.97 USD
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Get Yamamoto, Davis, Burke
34 Davis, Burke Get Yamamoto
Random House 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First Printing. Book showes some discoloration to end papers due to age. Former owners name neatly written in front. Dust in excellent condition, not price clipped. The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. "Operation Vengeance was the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy on April 18, 1943, during the Solomon Islands campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed on Bougainville Island when his transport bomber aircraft was shot down by United States Army Air Forces fighter aircraft operating from Kukum Field on Guadalcanal. The death of Yamamoto reportedly damaged the morale of Japanese naval personnel, raised the morale of the Allied forces, and was intended as revenge by U.S. leaders who blamed Yamamoto for the attack on Pearl Harbor which initiated the formal state of war between Imperial Japan and the United States." Wikipedia; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages 
Price: 13.97 USD
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Geraldine, Athenia Of Damascus, And Miscellaneous Poems., Dawes, Rufus
35 Dawes, Rufus Geraldine, Athenia Of Damascus, And Miscellaneous Poems.
New York Samuel Colman 1839 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
This is a first edition not a reprint. Tan leather cover with gold outline of front and back panel, binding tight, some pages foxing due to age. Has prior owners name written in front, otherwise clean.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 341 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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A History of the Diocese of Albany 1704-1923, deMille, George.
36 deMille, George. A History of the Diocese of Albany 1704-1923
Philadelphia PA The Church Historical Society 1946 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover gilt print. End papers may have yellowing due to age otherwise clean copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 149 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
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Jeane Dixon  My Life and Prophecies, Dixon, Jeane & Rene Noorbergen
37 Dixon, Jeane & Rene Noorbergen Jeane Dixon My Life and Prophecies
William Morrow 1969 0688021425 / 9780688021429 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
White and blue cover, no dust or slipcase. Signed, "Blessings, Jean Dixon". Book is in Excellent Condition. Jean Dixon was one of the best-known American astrologers and psychics of the 20th century, due to her syndicated newspaper astrology column, and some well-publicized predictions and a best-selling biography. She is best known for allegedly predicting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy four years before he was elected. In the May 13, 1956, issue of Parade Magazine she wrote that the 1960 presidential election would be "dominated by labor and won by a Democrat" who would then go on to "be assassinated or die in office though not necessarily in his first term." Five years later Jeane Dixon was addressing a meeting in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles when questioned if Robert Kennedy would ever become President. 'No,' she had answered. 'He will never become President of the United States because of a tragedy right here in this hotel.' A week later Robert Kennedy did win the California Democratic primary and he had just finished addressing a victory rally at the Ambassador Hotel's ballroom when he was shot. He died the following day. Also in January 1942 Dixon had warned the Hollywood film actress Carole Lombard (married to Clark Gable at the time) that it would be dangerous for her to travel by plane within the next six weeks. Lombard, scheduled to appear at a War Bond rally did not heed Dixon's warning, she died in an airplane crash within three days of the warning. President Richard Nixon referred to Jean Dixon as "the soothsayer" and ordered preparations for a terrorist attack that Dixon had predicted, of course the prediction did not come true during Nixon's term. She was also one of several astrologers who gave advice to Nancy Reagan during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. She died of cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 1997, at the age of 93. Prompt shipping with a Free Delivery Confirmation.; 1 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 219 pages; Signed by Author 
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The life of the Hon. Col. J. Gardiner,  Who was slain at the battle of Preston Pans, September 21, 1745. With an appendix relating to the ancient family of the Monroes, of Fowlis, Doddridge, Philip
38 Doddridge, Philip The life of the Hon. Col. J. Gardiner, Who was slain at the battle of Preston Pans, September 21, 1745. With an appendix relating to the ancient family of the Monroes, of Fowlis
Leeds Davies 1815 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Written by the author to David Gardner, Esq. who was a cornet in Sir John Cope's regiment of Dragoons and the son of the late Col. Gardnier. This battle is not a battle honour for British Regiments. The regiments present at the battle were: Gardiner’s (13th) and Hamilton’s (14th) Dragoons, Guise’s (6th), Lee’s (44th), Murray’s (46th) and Lascelles (47th) Foot. The Col was killed at Prestonpans southeast of Edinburg in Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. The Royal Army took a horrific beating by the Scottish. Much of this account speaks of Gardners family history and his conversion to Christianity. Account has been rebound in beautiful marble cover with gold and black label. Original text with uneven cut pages and yellowing due to age. Also contains an Elegy on the death of Col. Gardiner by Rev. Mr. Thomas Gibbons. Pags 139-141 have the top right corner torn out with a very small amount of text missing, otherwise complete. Rare. ; 161 pages 
Price: 249.97 USD
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Florida the Long Frontier  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
39 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Florida the Long Frontier (Author Signed)
New York, New York Harper & Row 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Very clean almost new condition.Signed "With Best Wishes, Marjory Stoneman Douglas" on end paper. Mylar cover and very clean contents. Marjory Stoneman Douglas presents the story of Florida from its geological formation to the present day. She also wrote The Everglades, River of Grass. Ms. Douglas fought for the conservation of Florida, especially the Everglades, all during her life. She died in 1998 at the age of 108! Rare. ; Regions of America; Map, Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 119.97 USD
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Florida: the Long Frontier  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
40 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Florida: the Long Frontier (Author Signed)
New York NY Harper & Row 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Index and bibliography. Excellent condition. Not priced clipped. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Ms. Douglas helped save the Everglades with her conservation efforts. She lived past age 97 and died in the early 1990s. She inscribed this book in 1976. Scarce signed work. Also signed by former owners to whom the book was inscribed. Minor chips to dust edge. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Regions of America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 79.97 USD
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