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The Letter Book of James Abercromby Colonial Agent, 1751-1773  (Author Signed), Abercromby, James & John C. Van Horne & George Reese
1 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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Speak Ill of the Living  (Author Signed), Arsenault, Mark
2 Arsenault, Mark Speak Ill of the Living (Author Signed)
Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen Press 2005 1590581393 / 9781590581391 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed. Beautiful book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Shamus Award Nominee. Everybody thought the banker surprised by car-jackers was dead and buried until a photograph of him taken by his captors turns up. If the banker is alive, then whose ashes are buried in his grave? Eddie's chase after the story takes him across many neighborhoods of his home and crime beat, Lowell, Massachusetts, and deep into his own famiy's dark secrets. What he hears are the echoes of a forgotten crime. What he finds are bodies blocking his path.... Someone is killing off his sources. High tension, dark doings, and a real surprise mark this exciting novel. Rare. ; 1.02 x 8.66 x 5.59 Inches; 256 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Manchester Vermont  A Pleasant Land Among the Mountains 1761-1961, Bigelow, Edwin L. And Nancy H. Otis
3 Bigelow, Edwin L. And Nancy H. Otis Manchester Vermont A Pleasant Land Among the Mountains 1761-1961
Vermont The Town of Manchester 1981 First Edition; Reprint Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks never red. Fully indexed. Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seatsof, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The town was one of several chartered in 1761 by Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire. It was his custom to name new towns after prominent English aristocrats of the day, hoping they might adopt a patronly interest in their namesakes. Wentworth named Manchester for Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Triggers, plain, double, simple set, bouble set, single set, Bill, Pryor Mt.
4 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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Fat Tuesday  (Author Signed), Brown, Sandra
5 Brown, Sandra Fat Tuesday (Author Signed)
New York Warner Books 1997 0446516325 / 9780446516327 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown's latest romantic thriller is set against the lively and decadent backdrop of New Orleans--where, to avenge the acquittal of his partner's murderer, a policeman kidnaps the defense lawyer's wife. Scarce. ; 1.5 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.97 USD
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Decision Points (Author Signed), Bush, George W.
6 Bush, George W. Decision Points (Author Signed)
New York Crown 2010 0307590615 / 9780307590619 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by President Bush on Presidential bookplate attached to end paper. Looks new. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush (the 41st President of the United States), he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977. Bush was both one of the most popular and unpopular presidents in history, having received the highest recorded presidential approval ratings in the wake of 9/11, as well as one of the lowest approval ratings during the 2008 financial crisis. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Also in custom built slipcase. Scarce.; Color and B & W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.30 X 1.65 inches; 512 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 199.97 USD
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The Old Buzzard Had It Coming  (Author Signed), Casey, Donis
7 Casey, Donis The Old Buzzard Had It Coming (Author Signed)
Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen Press 2005 1590581490 / 9781590581490 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. One winter evening in 1912, in the woods outside of Boynton, Oklahoma, abusive and drunken Harley Day surprises his son John Lee and the neighbor girl Phoebe Tucker in a lovers' tryst. An hour later, when John Lee walks his beloved home, Phoebe's mother, Alafair Tucker, suspects that something is amiss. How could she know her daughter has been involved in a violent confrontation that will make Phoebe and her beau murder suspects?At supper that evening, over bowls of soupy beans and buttery cornbread, Alafair, her husband Shaw, and their nine lively children, much amused that Phoebe has a boyfriend, discuss the unfortunate Day family. The Days are tormented by their evil father, who beats his wife, mistreats his children, and wastes their money. The mother is helpless, and the eldest daughter, Maggie Ellen, has run away, leaving only 19-year-old John Lee and his 13-year-old sister Naomi to care for the younger children and keep the family from destitution.Then... well, the old buzzard had it coming!This Best Unpublished Mystery of 2004 (The Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.) is the first in a new series. ; An Alafair Tucker Mystery; 0.9 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 226 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 13.97 USD
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Memoirs  (Author Signed), Gorbachev, Mikhail
8 Gorbachev, Mikhail Memoirs (Author Signed)
New York Doubleday 1996 0385480199 / 9780385480192 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Seller had this book signed personally at a seminar where Mr. Gorbachev was one of the speakers in 1997. It is signed on the title page not a tipped in page or bookplate. It is in as new condition and is kept in a handmade custom box. Forward by Martin McCauley.Russians feel that credit should be given to Gorbachev and not Regan for the distruction of the the "Berlin Wall". Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev born 2 March 1931) was the seventh and last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, serving from 1985 until 1991, and the last head of state of the USSR, serving from 1988 until its collapse in 1991. He was the only Soviet leader to have been born after the October Revolution of 1917. Gorbachev was born in Stavropol Krai into a peasant family, and in his teens operated combine harvesters on collective farms. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1955 with a degree in law. While at university, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and soon became very active within it. In 1970, he was appointed the First Party Secretary of the Stavropol Kraikom, First Secretary to the Supreme Soviet in 1974, and appointed a member of the Politburo in 1979. Gorbachev was elected General Secretary by the Politburo in 1985. Gorbachev's attempts at reform as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan and his reorientation of Soviet strategic aims contributed to the end of the Cold War, ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990. His wife Raisa Titarenko died in 1999 of leukemia. As of 2017 Mr. Gorbachev is 86 years old. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Beautiful rare collectors grade copy of this book written by one of the most influential men of the 20th Century.. Extremely rare in this state and condition. ; Photographs; 2.5 x 10 x 6.5 Inches; 769 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 899.97 USD
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Dia de los Muertos  (Author Signed), Harrington, Kent & James Crumley
9 Harrington, Kent & James Crumley Dia de los Muertos (Author Signed)
Tucson, AZ Dennis McMillan Publications 1997 0939767309 / 9780939767304 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Scott Musgrove Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. Beautiful illustrated cover and book. Looks new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Scarce. ; 1 x 9.6 x 6.7 Inches; 244 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.97 USD
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10 Hiaasen, Carl Native Tongue
Knopf 1991 0394587960 / 9780394587967 First Edition Hardcover; First Edition As New in As New dust jacket 
Looks new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. "Ruthlessly wicked...Wonderful...His best book yet."
When the precious clue-tongued mango voles at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills on North Key Largo are stolen by heartless, ruthless thugs, Joe Winder wants to uncover why, and find the voles. Joe is lately a PR man for the Amazing Kingdom theme park, but now that the voles are gone, Winder is dragged along in their wake through a series of weird and lethal events that begin with the sleazy real-estate agent/villain Francis X. Kingsbury and can end only one way....; 1.4 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 325 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Maine, Perche et Leurs Chateaux, Latouche, Robert
11 Latouche, Robert Maine, Perche et Leurs Chateaux
Arthaud 1961 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Yves Brayer 
There is an inscription in front which may be by author along with signature. (written in French)Hardcover book, gold cloth with crest on front and covered with mylar/plastic clear cover. Has small water stain at top of spine. Otherwise clean and tight. Beautiful illustrations. Written in French. This is not a paperback book. Fully indexed. Inscription in front. Folded map in front with locations of Chateauxs.Scarce. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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12 McClatchey, Kenneth D. Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Williams & Wilkins 1994 0683057553 / 9780683057553 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photographs; 2.5 x 11.5 x 9 Inches; 1893 pages 
Price: 25.97 USD
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