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The Swanee River and a biography of Stephen C. Foster, Foster, Stephen, Root, Deane
41 Foster, Stephen, Root, Deane The Swanee River and a biography of Stephen C. Foster
University of Pittsburgh 1997 Second Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Inscribed Deane L. Root who wrote the preface to the second edition. He was also the curator for the Center of American Music. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 54 pages; Signed by Associated 
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Straight  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
42 Francis, Dick Straight (Author Signed)
Putnam 1989 0399134700 / 9780399134708 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Author "Bill and Debbie, Hi. Dick Francis". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.; 1.6 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 323 pages; Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".; Signed by Author 
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43 Frankenberg, Theodore Thomas Spectacular Career of Rev. Billy Sunday
Columbus , OH Mcclelland & Company 1913 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Cover soiled with drawing of Sunday. Blue spine. Contents yellowing but clean. Slight water stain on a few pages but otherwise very clean. Rare. Not ex-library. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 12mo; 231 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Harvey Cushing  A Biography--The Story of a Great Medical Pioneer, Fulton, John F.
44 Fulton, John F. Harvey Cushing A Biography--The Story of a Great Medical Pioneer
Springfield IL Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1946 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Blue grey hardcover. dust has price cut out otherwise in good condition. Now in Mylar protector. Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and the first person to describe Cushing's disease. He wrote a biography of William Osler in three volumes. Together with Ernest Sachs, he is known as the Father of Neurosurgery. After doing exceptional cerebral surgery abroad under Kocher at Bern and Sherrington at Liverpool, he began private practice in Baltimore. During his time with Kocher, he first encountered the Cushing reflex which describes the relationship between blood pressure and intracranial pressure. At the age of 32, he was made associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Wiki ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 754 pages 
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45 Garbutt, J. William Rev. W.A. Dodge as we knew him With sketches of his life, diary, consecration and sermons
Atlanta, Georgia Franklin 1906 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cover lightly soiled some rubs to inside of cover. Pencil inscription in front. Clean contents. ; 165 pages 
Price: 99.97 USD
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46 Gibbs, Wolcott More in Sorrow
Boston, MA Houghton and Mifflin 1964 First U S Edition paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cloth cover. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 308 pages 
Price: 6.10 USD
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47 Gibson, Lucile Foreman Lives entwined; Lives of Finley F. Gibson, D.D., and Mrs. Finley F. Gibson,
Louisville, KY Mayes printing company 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket is in poor condition but has a photo of Dr. Gibson preaching at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. Signed by Dr. Gibson and Mrs. Gibson. Pages yellowing. Rare. Dust jacket in mylar (clear plastic) cover! ; 326 pages; Signed by Author 
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Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933, Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by)
48 Gill, Edwin (compiled by); Corbitt, David Leroy (edited by) Public Papers and Letters of Oliver Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina 1929-1933
Raleigh, NC Edwards & Broughton Company 1937 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth cover gilt print. fully indexed. Oliver Max Gardner (March 22, 1882 – February 6, 1947) was an American politician who served as the 57th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Democratic Party, Gardner worked in the administrations of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Gardner was selected by John Heisman, then coach at Clemson for his All-Southern team in 1903.[1] As a player, he weighed 212 pounds. He later taught organic chemistry on campus after graduating in 1903. He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he also played football. Gardner distinguished himself off the football field as well, becoming one of the most respected members of The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[ ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 788 pages; 
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49 Gingerich, Alice Kauffman Life and times of Daniel Kauffman
Scottdale, PA Herald Press 1954 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Red cover with silver print. Dust has rubs and minor chips. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare.; Photographs; 160 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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50 Gwathmey, John H. Justice John, Tales from the Courtroom of the Virginia Judge (Author Signed)
Richmond VA The Dietz Printing Co 1934 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
By Lucy Payne Pinder # 902 of 1000 copies printed with Author signature. Some pages uncut. Some discoloration of front board. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 146 pages; ; Signed by Author 
Price: 59.97 USD
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51 Haldenman, I. M. All About One Russell
New York , NY Charles C. Cook ca 1940 1st Thus; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Rare booklet on Charles T. Russell of Brooklyn Tabernacle. Soiled cover with small tears. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Possibly no publication date in item. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; 16mo; 48 pages 
Price: 47.97 USD
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Paper Hero  (Author Signed), Hale, Leon
52 Hale, Leon Paper Hero (Author Signed)
Fredericksburg, TX Shearer Publishing 1986 0940672367 / 9780940672369 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Beige cloth. Dust jacket in mylar protective cover. Inscribed by author. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 235 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Jones Beach  An Illustrated History, Hanc, John; Lowe, Ed
53 Hanc, John; Lowe, Ed Jones Beach An Illustrated History
New York Globe Pequot 2007 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover Looks Never Read!; 0.6 x 9.2 x 7 Inches; 224 pages;

Now in paperback!

 

?This is local history at its best. John Hanc’s lively, absorbing narrative is both nostalgic and sophisticated.”
?Barnet Schecter, author of The Battle for New York and The Devil’s Own Work

 

?A delightful read, a nostalgic, absorbing trip back in time to the origins and the halcyon days of a treasured New York institution.”  ?Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland and Paradise Alley

 

?[A]ny citizen of New York will be proud to have this book in their collection.”

?Donald J. Trump

 

Jones Beach looms large in the hearts and lives of millions of New Yorkers. From its windswept beginnings on the far edge of an empire to its twentieth-century status as the greatest public beachfront resort in America, it has been home to countless memories. Situated on a barrier island linked to Long Island, Jones Beach State Park is today the most popular beach on the East Coast, with some six million visitors a year.

 

In this evocative illustrated book, John Hanc explores the traditions, institutions, controversies, and characters of this beloved seaside resort, now a state historic landmark. His richly detailed prose comes together with a wonderful collection of archival photographs to make this a must read for anyone who has visited Jones Beach. The foreword is by ?Mr. Long Island,” longtime former Newsday columnist Ed Lowe.

 
 
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Violence every Sunday;  The story of a professional football coach, Holovak, Mike
54 Holovak, Mike Violence every Sunday; The story of a professional football coach
New York Coward-McCann 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cover black print. dust has very minor rubs to edges. Dust now in mylar cover. Michael Joseph Holovak (September 19, 1919 – January 27, 2008) was an American football player, coach, and executive. He played college football at Boston College, where he was named an All-American at fullback in 1942. Holovak was selected in the first round of the 1943 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Rams. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he played in the National Football League (NFL) with the Rams, who had moved to Los Angeles, in 1946 and with the Chicago Bears in 1947 and 1948. Holovak served as the head football coach at his alma mater, Boston College, from 1951 to 1959, compiling a record of 49–29–3. In 1960, he joined the Boston Patriots of the American Football League as an assistant coach under Lou Saban. Holovak took over as head coach after Saban's firing midway through the 1961 season and remained as the team's head coach through the 1968 season. In 1976, he served one game as head coach for the New York Jets. He was also the general manager of the Houston Oilers from 1989 to 1993. Holovak was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1985. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages 
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55 Hooker, Kenneth Ward Susan Huntington Hooker A Memoir
Lewisburg, Pa See Description 1952 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
REd and tan cloth cover with gold print. Very clean book. Contains genealogical charts of Hooker, Cole, and Huntington. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages 
Price: 26.97 USD
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Samuel Bell Maxey;  A Biography, Horton, Louise
56 Horton, Louise Samuel Bell Maxey; A Biography
University of Texas Press 1974 0292775091 / 9780292775091 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Blue cover silver print. Book has former owners name in front and minor pencil marginalia. Dust has very minor rubs to edges, now in mylar cover. "Samuel Bell Maxey (March 30, 1825 – August 16, 1895) was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas. He was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and later represented Texas in the U.S. Senate."Wiki.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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The Trail of the Fox The Search for the True Field Marshal Rommel, Irving, David John Cawdell
57 Irving, David John Cawdell The Trail of the Fox The Search for the True Field Marshal Rommel
E P Dutton 1977 0525222006 / 9780525222002 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Black cloth cover. Dust has repaired tear and now in mylar protective cover. "I can't rate this book high enough!!! Though it is not a "detailed" biography of Rommel, it gives the pertinent information of his life and military campaigns in a style that makes the reading interesting and lively." reviewer Great Photographs.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages 
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Life of Washington, Irving, Washington
58 Irving, Washington Life of Washington
New York G.P. Putnam 1859 1st Thus; First Edition Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Tan leather with marbled endpapers and page foreends. Some wear on board ends and corners. Volume labels missing for vol. 1 & 2, otherwise the set has handsome leather. Foxing to endpapers and engraving pages. Content pages otherwise clean and bright.. Five volume set. Preface by Irving dated September 1855. Volume 1 covers the genealogy of Washington and the years 1740-1775 with appendix, Vol 2 has publication date 1855 and has foxing to end papers and covers the years 1775-1777; Vol. 3 has publication date of 1856, has foxing to endpapers and covers years 1777 through 1779; Vol. 4 has a publication date of 1857, foxing to endpapers and covers the years 1780 through 1789; Vol 5 has a publication date of 1859, heavy foxing to endpapers and engravings with clean textual pages and it covers years 1789-1799. The appendix for set is at the end of Vol 5 and it covers the artist who painted portraits of Washington, Washington's farewell address, proceeding of Congress dealing with the death of Washington, Washington's Will, and an extensive index. The volumes open with steel-engraved frontispieces depicting Irving at different stages of his life; the set closes with an index compiled by Samuel Austin Allibone, of bibliographic fame. "George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia... He became a young but senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. He was chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution." (Publisher); Vol. 1/5/2019; Engravings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall 
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The Cherokee Strip, a Tale of an Oklahoma Boyhood  (Author Signed), James, Marquis
59 James, Marquis The Cherokee Strip, a Tale of an Oklahoma Boyhood (Author Signed)
New York, NY The Viking Press 1945 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Grey cover. Spine sunfaded. Inscription reads "Best Wishes for Bill Hartshorn, Marquis James March 21 '46". Map endpapers. Marquis James (August 29, 1891, Springfield, Missouri – November 19, 1955) was an American journalist and author, twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his works The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston and The Life of Andrew Jackson. James served as an Army captain in the First World War, in France from 1917-1919. Following his military service, he became National Director of Publicity for the American Legion and worked on the staff at the American Legion Monthly from 1923 to 1932. James also contributed work to The New Yorker, occasionally using the pseudonym "Quid". Great reading! Rare signed work.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages; ; Signed by Author 
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60 Jameson, Mrs. Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad With Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected (Vol 1)
New York , NY Harper & Brothers 1834 Various Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
Volume 1 only. Cover loose and spine missing. All pages in tact. Foxing and some water staining to end papers. Book was formerly in the Cincinnati Missionary Training School. This author also wrote the Characteristics of Women. Early women writer. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.; Vol. 1; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 79.97 USD
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