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Hurricane Squadron No 87  Squadron at War 1939 1941, Adams, Perry
1 Adams, Perry Hurricane Squadron No 87 Squadron at War 1939 1941
Zenith Aviation Books 1990 1871187001 / 9781871187007 1st Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks new. 87 Squadron Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was first formed on 1 September 1917 at Upavon from elements of the Central Flying School. 87 Squadron was re-formed on 15 March 1937 at RAF Tangmere from elements of No. 54 Squadron RAF, operating the Hawker Fury. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the squadron was part of the air element of the British Expeditionary Force in France, equipped with Hawker Hurricanes. Flight Lieutenant Ian Gleed was posted to the squadron as a replacement pilot on 17 May 1940 and became an ace in two days. He took command of the squadron in December 1940 when it was based at RAF Charmy Down. Wiki ; Photos & illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages 
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UNDER THE LILACS, The Children's Bookshelf Edition, ALCOTT, LOUISA M. & Eunice Stephenson
2 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 
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Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery, BAILEY,Hamilton and BISHOP,W.J.
3 BAILEY,Hamilton and BISHOP,W.J. Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery
London H.K. Lewis & Co 1946 Second Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Orange cover has soiling, contents clean. Fully indexed. Has photos of famous doctors thorugh the ages and the speciality they pursued. Scarce. Henry Hamilton Bailey (1 October 1894 – 25 March 1961)[1] was a British surgeon. Bailey became one of the most influential authors of surgical textbooks in the 20th century; when publishing, and perhaps for much of his working life, he dropped his first name, becoming Hamilton Bailey. He was a pioneer in the use of illustrations and photographs in surgical textbooks. (Wikipedia); Illustrations and Photos; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 202 pages 
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A History of the United States Secret Service, Baker, General L. C.
4 Baker, General L. C. A History of the United States Secret Service
Philadelphia PA King & Baird 1868 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
An Original 1868 edition by King & Baird that has been rebound into Green boards with gilt lettering. Contents show browning and has the name Wm. Labbett, Ormsby Bourough, March 19th, 1871 written on endpapers. "Fascinating view of the Secret Service and the period. Written at the time it was actually happening." Reviewer. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 704 pages 
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The will of Magda Townsend; Author Signed, Banning, Margaret Culkin
5 Banning, Margaret Culkin The will of Magda Townsend; Author Signed
Harper & Row 1974 0060102063 / 9780060102067 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Rare signed first edition. Author inscribed and signed on endpaper. Dust in mylar protective cover. Margaret Frances Culkin Banning (March 18, 1891 – January 4, 1982) was a best-selling American author of thirty-six novels and an early advocate of women's rights. Banning was born in Buffalo, Minnesota, the daughter of William E. Culkin, who served in the Minnesota state senate from 1895 to 1899. She graduated from Vassar College in 1912. She was also the first woman admitted to the Duluth Hall of Fame. She died in 1982, at age 90, in Tryon, North Carolina. She purchased the Friendly Hills estate near Tryon, North Carolina in 1936, and enjoyed the property seasonally for the remainder of her life.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[3] (Wikipedia) Rare signed copy. ; A Cass Canfield book; 7.90 X 5.70 X 1.30 inches; 318 pages; Signed by Author 
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Biblical Words for Time, Barr, James
6 Barr, James Biblical Words for Time
London, England SCM Press Ltd. 1962 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Grey paperback with black ink. James Barr FBA (20 March 1924 – 14 October 2006) was a Scottish Old Testament scholar. At the University of Oxford, he was the Oriel Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture from 1976 to 1978, and the Regius Professor of Hebrew from 1978 to 1989. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, (although one reference claims he was born in Edinburgh)[1] educated at Daniel Stewart's college in Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, Barr was ordained to the ministry of the Church of Scotland in 1951.[2] He held professorships in New College, Edinburgh in the University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, in Princeton Theological Seminary and at Vanderbilt University in the United States of America. He was Oriel Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture at Oxford from 1976 to 1978 and Regius Professor of Hebrew from 1978 to 1989. ; Studies in Biblical Theology No. 33; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages 
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Raudeesriide taga Behind the Iron Curtain, Baskin, Eino
7 Baskin, Eino Raudeesriide taga Behind the Iron Curtain
Perona 1993 1st Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Written in Estonian. Numerous photos of Drama scenes, actors, and actresses.Appears to be some history of drama and acting in Estonia during the time of the Iron Curtain. Eino Baskin was born on June 17, 1929 in Tallinn, Estonia. He was an actor, known for Tagahoovis (1957), Juhuslik kohtumine (1961) and Vana daami visiit (2006). He was married to Veera Tolliga, Galina Dõrdinaga and Ita Ever. He died on March 11, 2015 in Tallinn.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 357 pages 
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Your United States  Impressions of a First Visit, Bennett, Arnold
8 Bennett, Arnold Your United States Impressions of a First Visit
Harper 1912 1103976400 / 9781103976409 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Frank Craig 
Original 1912 hardback printing not a reprint. "Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as the theatre, journalism, propaganda and films. Bennett suffered from a stammer, which Somerset Maugham described as making it "painful to watch the struggle he had sometimes to get the words out." Maugham, who also suffered from a stammer, speculated that "except for the stammer which forced him to introspection, Arnold would never have become a writer.During the First World War Bennett became Director of Propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information. His appointment was made on the recommendation of Lord Beaverbrook, who also recommended him as Deputy Minister of the Department at the end of the war. He refused a knighthood in 1918. Bennett died of typhoid at his home in Baker Street, London, on 27 March 1931. Bennett was a prolific writer with dozens of titles including fiction, plays, non-fiction, Film adaptations, Opera, and propaganda. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages 
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9 Burwell, William M. The Last Words From the Pen of Hon. William M. Burwell An Eminant Virginia Journalist, Who Died March 4th, 1888
Richmond, VA Wm. Ellis Jones 1888 1st Thus; First Impression paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Tan cover detached. Black print. Contents clean and complete. Rare work by a defender of the South.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 27 pages 
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BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed)  A Memoir, Bush, Barbara
10 Bush, Barbara BARBARA BUSH (Author Signed) A Memoir
New York , NY Charles Scribners Sons 1994 0025196359 / 9780025196353 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Violet cover. Dust not price clipped. Original signature on bookplate in addition to machine signature. Very clean almost new condition. Mrs. Bush was an engaging women that through adversity and trial will be remembered for her strength and poise. After her husband (President George H.W. Bush) finished his presidency she became a well known speaker and advoate for literacy. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare signed copy.; Photos; 1.9 x 9.56 x 6.52 Inches; 512 pages;

Barbara Bush is certainly among the most popular First Ladies ever to live in the White House. Politics aside, people worldwide have come to admire her wit, her candor and compassion, as well as her unswerving devotion to her husband and children.

In her memoir, Mrs. Bush for the first time gives readers a very private look at a life lived in the public eye for more than twenty-five years. She begins with a compelling portrait of her early years, including: growing up in Rye, New York, and meeting George Bush; life as a young bride and mother, moving far away from home to West Texas; and the almost unbearable pain of losing a child.

With contemporary American history as the backdrop, Mrs. Bush remembers the shock of learning that her fiancé has been shot down in the Pacific during World War II; the disbelief when a black friend is refused service in a Southern restaurant in the 1950s; and the fear when she is caught in the middle of a student protest march in the 1960s.

She recounts her years in public life, from first moving to Washington when George Bush was elected to Congress; to her experience living in New York as the wife of the Ambassador to the United Nations and in China as wife of the U.S. envoy. She talks candidly about the ups and downs of three presidential campaigns and describes her role as the wife of the Vice President, culminating in the climactic White House years.

Drawing upon excerpts from her diary, which she has compiled for more than thirty years, Mrs. Bush takes us behind the scenes of the Persian Gulf conflict and the end of the Cold War. She talks about both the Bushes' struggle to overcome Graves' disease and how she faced the controversy that erupted at Wellesley College before her commencement speech.

Through the friendships she developed over the years with world leaders and their spouses, we meet and get to know the Gorbachevs, the Thatchers, the Mitterrands, the Mubaraks, and many others. And she tells us why she threw so much of her energy and compassion behind the important cause of making more Americans literate.

This memoir includes hundreds of the funny, often self-deprecating, and occasionally touching anecdotes for which Mrs. Bush is well known: surprising a rat while swimming in the White House pool; accidentally stomping on Boris Yeltsin's foot under the table during a state dinner; wearing a $29 pair of shoes for her husband's inaugural ball.

She also talks about the disappointments of the 1992 presidential campaign and the joys of rediscovering private life, including driving and cooking again for the first time in twelve years.

This is a warm and funny memoir that will charm Mrs. Bush's millions of admirers and earn her many more.; Signed by Author 
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The Ghost Mountain Boys  Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific, Campbell, James
11 Campbell, James The Ghost Mountain Boys Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea--The Forgotten War of the South Pacific
Crown 2007 0307335968 / 9780307335968 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed bookplate and inlaid letter to former owner from author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Lying due north of Australia, New Guinea is among the world’s largest islands. In 1942, when World War II exploded onto its shores, it was an inhospitable, cursorily mapped, disease-ridden land of dense jungle, towering mountain peaks, deep valleys, and fetid swamps. Coveted by the Japanese for its strategic position, New Guinea became the site of one of the South Pacific’s most savage campaigns. Despite their lack of jungle training, the 32nd Division’s Ghost Mountain Boys were assigned the most grueling mission of the entire Pacific campaign: to march 130 miles over the rugged Owen Stanley Mountains and to protect the right flank of the Australian army as they fought to push the Japanese back to the village of Buna on New Guinea’s north coast. Comprised of National Guardsmen from Michigan and Wisconsin, reserve officers, and draftees from across the country, the 32nd Division lacked more than training—they were without even the basics necessary for survival. The men were not issued the specialized clothing that later became standard issue for soldiers fighting in the South Pacific; they fought in hastily dyed combat fatigues that bled in the intense humidity and left them with festering sores. They waded through brush and vines without the aid of machetes. They did not have insect repellent. Without waterproof containers, their matches were useless and the quinine and vitamin pills they carried, as well as salt and chlorination tablets, crumbled in their pockets. Exhausted and pushed to the brink of human endurance, the Ghost Mountain Boys fell victim to malnutrition and disease. Forty-two days after they set out, they arrived two miles south of Buna, nearly shattered by the experience. Arrival in Buna provided no respite. The 32nd Division was ordered to launch an immediate assault on the Japanese position. After two months of furious—sometimes hand-to-hand—combat, the decimated division finally achieved victory. The ferocity of the struggle for Buna was summed up in Time magazine on December 28, 1942, three weeks before the Japanese army was defeated: “Nowhere in the world today are American soldiers engaged in fighting so desperate, so merciless, so bitter, or so bloody.”Reminiscent of classics like Band of Brothers and The Things They Carried, this harrowing portrait of a largely overlooked campaign is part war diary, part extreme adventure tale, and (through letters, journals, and interviews) part biography of a group of men who fought to survive in an environment every bit as fierce as the enemy they faced. Rare. ; 1.4 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 400 pages; Signed by Author 
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Early Woodstock  Facts and photographs, Clower, Joseph B
12 Clower, Joseph B Early Woodstock Facts and photographs
Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County 1996 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed on title page. Book looks new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.History by text and photographs of Woodstock, Va. he town was established by charter in March 1761 as a part of what was then Frederick County. It was originally formed by a land grant from Lord Fairfax, and founded as Muellerstadt (Miller Town) in 1752 after founder Jacob Miller. The town's charter was sponsored by George Washington in Virginia's House of Burgesses. Woodstock has been the County Seat of Shenandoah County, since the County's formation in 1772. Dr. Joe B. Clower Jr., a native of the area was a local historian and author.Rare.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 108 pages; Signed by Author 
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An address delivered to the freemen of Chesterfield District,  On Tuesday, second day of court week, March 1851, Coit, John Calkins
13 Coit, John Calkins An address delivered to the freemen of Chesterfield District, On Tuesday, second day of court week, March 1851
I.C. Morgan 1851 First Edition; Various Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Rare original imprint or disbound booklet. Not a reprint or POD. Some foxing and browning to pages. Ink spot at top of left hand area of spine. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare.; 40 pages; p 
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Barnum Presents General Tom Thumb, Desmond, Alice Curtis
14 Desmond, Alice Curtis Barnum Presents General Tom Thumb
New York, NY The Macmillan Company 1954 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue-Grey cloth with red lettering. Has book plate with inscription signed Alice and Tom Desmond, Newburgh, New York, March 16, 1954. Top of spine has light freying. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; missing 8 2008 ; Signed by Author 
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My True Course  Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima, Dietz, Suzanne
15 Dietz, Suzanne My True Course Dutch Van Kirk Northumberland to Hiroshima
Lawrenceville, Ga Red Gremlin Press Llc 2012 0692016767 / 9780692016763 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by Dutch Van Kirk the Navigator for the Enola Gay the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Also signed by the Navigator of the weather plane Kokura for the Enola Gay. This book is a detailed biography and diary of Dutch. It contains many letters, and notes detailing the training, flight preperation, flight, and personal information. heodore "Dutch" Van Kirk (February 27, 1921 – July 28, 2014) was a navigator in the United States Army Air Forces, best known as the navigator of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Upon the death of fellow crewman Morris Jeppson on March 30, 2010, Van Kirk became the last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew. Van Kirk was born Theodore Van Kirk in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, and joined the Army Air Force Aviation Cadet Program October 1941. On 1 April 1942, he received both his commission and navigator wings and transferred to the 97th Bomb Group, the first operational Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress unit in England. (Wiki)Rare signed copy. Looks new.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 600 pages; Signed by Biographee 
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Artemus Ward, DON C. SEITZ
16 DON C. SEITZ Artemus Ward
Harper Brothers 1919 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
red hardcover. Dust has chips and soiling, now in mylar cover. Artemus Ward, pseudonym of Charles Farrar Browne, (born April 26, 1834, Waterford, Maine, U.S.—died March 6, 1867, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng.), one of the most popular 19th-century American humorists, whose lecture techniques exercised much influence on such humorists as Mark Twain. Bibliography.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages 
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17 Eastep, D. B. (editor) The Uplook, March - April 1953 #2
Covington, KY D. B. Eastep 1953 First Edition; First Impression paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Newsletter of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, KY. Dated 1953. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; Vol. 20; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages 
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The Light of Scarthey (Author Signed), Egerton, Castle
18 Egerton, Castle The Light of Scarthey (Author Signed)
Bristol, Ct Frederick A. Stokes Co 1899 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Original edition not a reprint. Red cover with gilt lettering and top edge. "Author's Autograph Edition, limited to one thousand copies, this copy no 889" Signed plate on front pastedown. Egerton Castle M.A., F.S.A. (12 March 1858 – 16 September 1920) was a Victorian era author, antiquarian, and swordsman, and an early practitioner of reconstructed historical fencing, as well as the captain of the British épée and sabre teams at the 1908 Olympics. He was born in London into a wealthy family; his maternal grandfather was the publishing magnate and philanthropist Egerton Smith. He was a lieutenant in the Second West India Regiment and afterwards a captain in the Royal Engineers Militia. He was also an expert on bookplates and a keen collector. Egerton Castle co-authored many novels with his wife, Agnes (née Sweetman) (Wikipedia); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
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Ferraro  My Story, Ferraro, Geraldine
19 Ferraro, Geraldine Ferraro My Story
Bantam 1985 0553051105 / 9780553051100 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Gift inscription describing where Ms. Ferraro signed the book in 1985 at the American Organization of Nurse Executives in Denver. Signed under the gift inscription. (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011) was an American attorney, a Democratic Party politician, and a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major American political party. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; Photographs; 8.80 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 340 pages; Signed by Author 
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20 Finley, James B. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF REV. JAMES B. FINLEY or, Pioneer Life in the West.
Cincinnati, OH Cranston and Stowe, Cincinnati 1853 2nd ?; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Tan Cover Brown print. Signed by Matthew Sedgwick March 6th, 1893. The first edition was blue and had publication date on reverse of title page as 1853. I presume this to be a second as it is early, yet after the first and does not have publication date on reverse of title page. Light foxing, tight binding. Very nice presentation. Scarce.; 
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