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Horologio della passione di Giesu Christo: secondo le 24 hore, nelie quali la pati distinto in discorsi historici, discorsi riflessivi & affetti meditativi: per eccitare ne cuori de" fedeli gratitudine, amor, & imitatione/ (The Book of Hours), da Napoli, Simone
141 da Napoli, Simone Horologio della passione di Giesu Christo: secondo le 24 hore, nelie quali la pati distinto in discorsi historici, discorsi riflessivi & affetti meditativi: per eccitare ne cuori de" fedeli gratitudine, amor, & imitatione/ (The Book of Hours)
Napoli F. Mosca 1718 First Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
White leather cover soiled. Binding repaired and new end papers fitted. Written in Italian. Has wonderful illustrations throughout including the 24 hour clock diagram in front. Foxing, and a few pages have repaired holes and some water staining, otherwise clean and tight. World Cat says there appears to be only one library worldwide that owns a copy of this book. (Acession No. Oclc: 39525179) Loose English transation of Title Page: "Clock of the Passion of Jesus Christ in the 24 Hours, in which he distinguished himself in discourses with historical discourses and meditative respects of stimuli to excite in hearts of faithful gratitude, love, and imitation. Composed and Predicated on p. Cappuccino naples. Consigned to the sorrowful virgin. Part and first book second impression. In naples, in the printing of Dominican Rofelli 1718 with a license of superior". Very Rare. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 999.97 USD
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Where the Swallowtail Kite Soars  The Legacies of Glades County, Florida and The Vanishing Wilderness, Dale, Nancy
142 Dale, Nancy Where the Swallowtail Kite Soars The Legacies of Glades County, Florida and The Vanishing Wilderness
iUniverse, Inc. 2004 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Bok looks new. Very Rare Author inscribed poem in front along with Authors Signature. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. "May you walk with a gentle breeze upon your face- May you wake to the beauty of a lavender sky- May you sleep under a blanket of stars- In Florida Last pristine wilderness- Nancy Dale. Looks new. Palmdale, a remote town in Glades County, population less than 1,000, is on the curb of creeping urbanization. Today, more people than Palmdale's entire population are moving into Florida each day. The pioneer culture and Florida's last wilderness is threatened by growth that exploits "blue gold" water and the land. The sprawling ranches set amidst tall cabbage palm prairies are disappearing. The cost to stay is more than the price to sell with high inheritance taxes and the evaporation of a cattle based economy. The early pioneers forecasted Florida's future in their own lifetime as they struggled to hold onto a way of life in a place where few chose to carve a living.

Their stories predict the high premium of development: light pollution, traffic, sewage, crime and the "napalming" of native trees replaced by "ornamental" shrubs, cement, and gated communities. They foresaw the destruction of natural eco-systems, water shortages and communities where wildlife extermination businesses spring up to destroy "pesky" intruders such as squirrels, woodpeckers, snakes and other Everglades species.

The story of Palmdale, Florida, and its people reflects a proud cultural heritage living on the edge of civilization. Palmdale is a ghost town today with only a few ranches left and the Seminole Indian Tribe living off a small market economy against the odds of metropolitan growth, dollars and political power.This story reflects a tragic national trend threatening the survival of rural America. ; 0.5 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 180 pages; Signed by Author 
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143 Dane, Rev. Charles W. Why, When and How of Sanctification
Noblesville, IN Newby Book Roome 1972 First Edition; First Impression paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Grey booklet with blue print. Very clean. Scarce. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; 16mo; 92 pages 
Price: 7.97 USD
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The First Supplement to the DAR Patriot Index, DAR
144 DAR The First Supplement to the DAR Patriot Index
Washington, D. C. DAR 1969 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue paper cover with white print. Very clean. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 85 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Bobby Fischer Vs the Rest of the World, Darrach, Brad
145 Darrach, Brad Bobby Fischer Vs the Rest of the World
Stein & Day Pub 1974 0812816188 / 9780812816181 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust is in very good condition. In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be. Meanwhile, Bobby stood alone against the might of the opposing nation. But, Bobby was not exactly alone. The Americans did not need to tell him what moves to make on the chessboard. Bobby already knew how to do that. Rather, what the Americans needed to do was somehow to get him to sit down at the board and play the game. Here is the story of that titanic struggle: One half of the world trying to get Bobby to play, while the other half was trying to defeat him assuming that he did play. Hence the Title: Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World. In the end, Bobby won. Émigrés from the Soviet Union often state that, more than any other single event, this defeat led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Editorial Review) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages 
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East of the Sun and West of the Moon Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne, Dasent, G. W.
146 Dasent, G. W. East of the Sun and West of the Moon Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
New York Doran 1924 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Nielsen, Kay 
Yellowish cover is soiled (See scan), but contents are very clean and bright. Looks never read. Excellent illustrations, 24 beautiful color and many black and white. (Looks like wood block prints?) The artist signatory panel on many of the color prints has dates of 1912,1913,and1914. There is no publication date, but research indicates that this is the First American Edition of 1924 by Doran. "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" (Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne) is a Norwegian fairy tale translated by G. W. Dasent (1910), illustrated by Kay Nielsen. Scarce if not rare. ; Color and B & W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages; 20 fabulous full-page color illustrations 
Price: 249.97 USD
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Yorktown  (Author Signed), Davis, Burke
147 Davis, Burke Yorktown (Author Signed)
Toronto, Canada Clarke, Irwin & Company 1952 Special Ltd. Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover with silver lettering. Dust jacket has chips around edges. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Signed by author. Former owner small bookplate in front. Very clean. Rare. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.97 USD
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148 Davis, George T. B Twice around the world with Alexander, Prince of gospel singers,
New York , NY The Christian Herald 1907 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with photo. Gold print. Pages yellowing. Some spots on back cover. Very clean contents. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 382 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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149 Davis, Grace Weiser Childhood conversions
Chicago, Ill Christian Witness 1897 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
In excellent condition. Red cover with black illustration of flower on front and gold lettering. Grace Weiser Davis was a Methodist woman evangelist. She wrote at least two hymns "All the World for Jesus" and "There is Glory in My Soul". This book is very rare and in great shape. The introduction to the books starts out in Ocean Grove, N.J. May 1, 1897 and was written by E. H. Stokes, President of Ocean Grove Camp Meeting. He was called the father of Ocean Grove. He died not long after in July 1897. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Rare if not unique.; Photo of Author; 110 pages 
Price: 79.97 USD
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A Journal of the Plague Year, Etc. Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences.1665,, Defoe, Daniel with Introduction by James Sutherland
150 Defoe, Daniel with Introduction by James Sutherland A Journal of the Plague Year, Etc. Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences.1665,
Heritage Press 1968 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Book and slipcase very good. Book does have a couple of spots on endpaper otherwise no marking, underlining, etc. This novel is an account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague or the bubonic plague struck the city of London.Daniel Defoe c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Fallout Protection, What to know and do about Nuclear Atttack, Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense
151 Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense Fallout Protection, What to know and do about Nuclear Atttack
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office / Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense 1961 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Yellow pamphlet with black and white lettering. Looks new. A little book that is a piece of hystory. Very interesting to read and in my opinion a must-have for history fanatics. Published in 1961 in more than 30 million copies was a sort of vademecum of how-to-bahave in case of nuclear attack. There are also schemes and designs of how to built a nuclear shelter.. Let's remember that we were in 1961, one of the hottest period in the cold war.... (a reader) ; 7.60 X 4.90 X 0.30 inches; 12 pages 
Price: 16.97 USD
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Conquistadors Without Swords, Achaeologists in the Americas, Deuel, Leo
152 Deuel, Leo Conquistadors Without Swords, Achaeologists in the Americas
St. Martin's, 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book and dust in very good condition. "This is a collection of firsthand records by forty-two New World archeologists and each selection is preceded by an interpretation as long, at least, as the selection itself. Collectively the introductions and narratives form a cohesive study of American archaeology, an archaeology distinct from that of the Old World with its own heroes and its own specific problems. ""Side by side with the digger of trenches and 'plunderer' of graves there loom the airborne surveyor; the aqua-lunged diver; the meticulous analyst of the physical evidence from bones, plants and ceramics, as well as the anthropological field worker and the desk bound scholar who draws novel conclusions from motley data." Kirkus Review. ; Photographs, illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 647 pages 
Price: 13.97 USD
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The holiest bible  The shortest bible on earth, Diamond, Allen
153 Diamond, Allen The holiest bible The shortest bible on earth
Vantage Press 1979 0533043549 / 9780533043545 First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Hardback inscribed by Author " To Janet Knebel, Hopefully this book I was inspired to write on 12 different days will bring the people of the world together in peace, understanding, and harmony. With my compliments, Alan Diamond, 2/22/80" Very rare signed edition. not price clipped. ; 46 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.97 USD
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Dick's Irish Dialect Recitations, Dick, Wm. B.
154 Dick, Wm. B. Dick's Irish Dialect Recitations
New York , NY Dick & Fitzgerald 1879 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold print. Red spine. Very worn on corners and edging. Front end paper missing but title page and contents complete. Rare if not unique copy. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 16mo; 170 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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155 Dinwiddie, Robert The Official Records of Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Virginia, 1751-1758
Richmond: Virginia Historical Society First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
1st printing from manscript in the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. 528 pages. Rebound in nice red binding with gold print . Dinwiddie was the Lt. Gov. Of the colony of Virginia from 1751-1758. Goes through the letter Lord Halifax in 1755. Slight water stains on some pages but overall condition is very good.; 2 Volumes; 
Price: 119.97 USD
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Cold and Pure and Very Dead  A Karen Pelletier Mystery  (Author Signed), Dobson, Joanne
156 Dobson, Joanne Cold and Pure and Very Dead A Karen Pelletier Mystery (Author Signed)
New York, NY Doubleday 2000 0385493401 / 9780385493406 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
As new condition. Signed by author on title page. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Dust not priced clipped. English professor Karen Pelletier is well known for her provocative manner and iconoclastic opinions, so it's no surprise that, when asked to name the Greatest Book of the Twentieth Century, she perversely cites a commercial blockbuster from the 1950s. A reprint version of Oblivion Falls, the only novel by Mildred Deakin who disappeared shortly after its publication, quickly becomes the hottest book around, an Oprah's Book Club selection and a New York Times bestseller.At the height of the media frenzy, a reporter who discovers the reclusive author on a goat farm in upstate New York, is found dead in her driveway. Would the once-notorious Milly Deakin shoot to kill in order to protect her privacy? The intrepid Professor Pelletier deploys all her literary and investigative skills to exonerate the now-embattled older woman and restore her hard-won peace. ; 0.97 x 9.55 x 6.4 Inches; 272 pages; p; 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
157 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 
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158 Dopp, Katharine Elizabeth The Early Cave-Men
Chicago, Il Rand Mcnally & Company 1927 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Tan cover with black relief design on cover and black lettering on spine. Handsome set with very nice illustrations. Some pencil writing on end papers , but clean text. Scarce. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages 
Price: 8.97 USD
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CHRONICLES OF BARABBAS 1884-1934---and FURTHER CHRONICLES AND COMMENT-- with Sinclair Lewis, Maugham and Mencken and Christopher Morley Contributing Candid Portrait Reviews, Doran, George Henry
159 Doran, George Henry CHRONICLES OF BARABBAS 1884-1934---and FURTHER CHRONICLES AND COMMENT-- with Sinclair Lewis, Maugham and Mencken and Christopher Morley Contributing Candid Portrait Reviews
New York Rinehart and Co Inc 1952 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue grey cover with black cloth quarter spine. Cover is sunfaded around edges. Dust in near fine condition and covered with mylar cover.There is an inscription to Betty & Bob on front endpaper signed by Doran. (poor handwriting but looks to be 1953) Looks as though Doran signed this book again in 1954 (clear handwriting) on next page with additional inscription. There is a third original signature by Doran under his photo opposite title page. A fourth notable addition is a signed letter from George Doran to a Betty Weber in Chicago with postal cancellation dated May 1944 from Prescott, Arizona where the author lived . In the letter he mentions he is sending his book Chronicles of Barabbas which he published in 1934. The letter, envelope, and news articles of his death were all inside this the 1952 edition. Doran mentions his friendship with the Weber's and it appears they kept his letter in their copy of this 1952 Chronicles of Barabbas. A very rare if not unique set of memoriablia from the life of George Doran. George H. Doran was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1869. He moved frequently from New York City to London, England during his publishing career, and was well acquainted with most of the writers he published. In 1935, George Doran wrote Chronicles of Barabbas 1884-1934, that told about the publishing business and its personalities. It was republished in 1952 with Further chronicles and Comment added to the title. Doran was friends with most of the authors he published including: Joyce Kilmer, P. G. Wodehouse, Arnold Bennett, Arnold J. Toynbee, Theodore Roosevelt, Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, James J. Montague, Edwin Lefèvre, Virginia Woolf, Frank Harris, H.G. Wells, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken and Margery Williams. George H. Doran Company merged with Doubleday, Page & Company in 1927, making Doubleday, Doran the largest publishing business in the English-speaking world. A very rare book and collection of memoriablia. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 446 pages; Signed by Author 
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Florida the Long Frontier  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
160 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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