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1 Asimov, Isaac FOUNDATION'S EDGE
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co 1982 0-385-17725-9 / 9780385177252 First Edition Boards Very Good Good Science Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" 
366 pp. Minor shelf wear. Spine top and bottom has edgewear. Dust jacket has minor stain on back, and has chipping/small tears to spine ends. Jacket is price-clipped. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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2 Batson, Alfred AFRICAN INTRIGUE
New York Garden City Publishing Company 1933 First Edition Cloth Good + to Very Good- No Jacket Fiction Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 
307 pp. Black cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, tears to spine ends and larger tear to bottom spine. Maps on endpapers. Uncut page edges. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Bennett, Charles A. AT A VENTURE
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1924 First Edition Boards Good No Jacket Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Clarence Day Jr. 
With drawings by Clarence Day Jr. 184 pp. Missing DJ. Brown paper boards with green linen spine and faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and top corners have exposed boards, edges are rubbed, minor scuffing to cover faces, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Red top page edge. Endpaper browning. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Interior page edges are browning, light foxing throughout. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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4 Binchy, Maeve CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
New York Delacorte Press 1991 0385301499 / 9780385301497 First Edition Boards Very Good Good+ Fiction Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" 
"Maeve Binchy has fashioned a compassionate and totally absorbing novel, one that creates a vivid and magnificently complete world of an irresistible Ireland and a circle of unforgettable friends." 565 pp. DJ in Good condition with edges bent/some chipping, one inch tear to lower spine edge, dirt smudges to back and some adhesive remains along bottom edge of back. Rubbing to cover edges and spine edges bent. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Bradford, Roark JOHN HENRY
New York The Literary Guild 1931 First Edition Cloth Good- No Jacket Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" J. J. Lankes 
Woodcuts by J. J. Lankes. 225 pp. Blue cloth covers. Missing DJ. Cover corners bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, some soiling and "waviness" to cover faces. Spine is discolored from sun exposure, title bar missing, spine ends are bent and fraying. Bug damage to front free endpaper and half title page. Heavy foxing throughout first pages, rest of interior is browning. Book in Good- condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 Bradley, Van Allen B/w photos GOLD IN YOUR ATTIC
New York Fleet Publishing Corporation New York 1958 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Good+ Book Collecting Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 8" B/w Photos 
light rubbing, price clipped. 1st (?) blue cloth 277pp. At the time of writing this book, Van Allen Bradley was the literary editor of the Chicago Daily News. It "is designed to be a highly useful reference work for both the expert and casual collector of rare old books,limited and first editions. An easy to follow guide including a checklist and many actual photographs of thousands of rare American books and first editions worth $25 to $25,000. This edition and many which followed eventually became Bradley's THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S HANDBOOK OF VALUES, which went through several editions before Bradley's passing. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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7 Buckley, Jr., William F. THE STORY OF HENRI TOD
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co 1984 0385152345 / 9780385152341 First U.S. Edition Cloth Very Good Good Novel Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
"Yes, Blackford Oakes is back. In Berlin. When The Wall goes up." 136 pp. First edition in the United States after a privately printed limited edition. DJ in Good condition with tears along spine, edges rubbed, and ink/dirt spots on front. Gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Corners bumped. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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8 Burgess, Thornton W. THE CROOKED LITTLE PATH
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1946 First Edition Cloth Good+ to Very Good- No Jacket Juvenile Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" Harrison Cady 
A Book of Nature Stories. Charming illustrations by Harrison Cady. Stated First Edition. 184 pp. Red cloth covers with black lettering and images of animal characters on front. Missing DJ. Cover corners are bumped, edges and corners rubbed, spine ends are bumped and starting to fray. Residue from scotch tape (?) on middle and bottom of front joint. Illustrated endpapers. Scotch tape (2") adhered on front inside cover, and some dirt smudges to page edges. Interior is tight and clean. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Carney, Otis NEW LEASE ON LIFE, The Story Of A City Family Who Quit The Rat Race And Moved To A Ranch In Wyoming
1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Autobiography 
owner's name in green ink on free endp. otherwise interior is clean, tight and VG+. Exterior is VG+. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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10 Cerf, Bennett READING FOR PLEASURE
New York Harper & Brothers 1957 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket Anthology Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 3/4" 
"This book is a guided tour of some of the high spots I've encountered in a lifetime of reading." 769 pages with index. Missing DJ. Blue and red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and publisher logo on front. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges are rubbed, some discoloration on front cover, and some fading on spine. Uncut page edges. Small tear on bottom of title page. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Colliander, Tito THE WAY OF THE ASCETICS
New York Harper & Brothers 1960 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good- Religion Size: Approx. 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" 
Wisdom on the inner life drawn from the tradition of the Eastern Orthodox church. Translated by Katharine Ford. Edited with an introduction by R. M. French. Translated from the Swedish, Asketernas Vag, which was first published in 1952 by Soderstrom & Co., Helsingfors, Finland. 123 pages with index. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. DJ in Good- condition with tears/chipping to corners and edges, rubbing to edges, dirty faces. Cover bottom corners are rubbed, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Collington Peter My Darling Kitten
New York, NY, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf 1988 0-394-89924-5 / 9780394899244 First Edition Boards Fine Near Fine to Fine Juvenile Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 6" Collington, Peter (illustrator) 
"This delightful story -- told almost entirely with pictures -- will go straight to the heart of every child or grownup who has a warm and furry alarm clock that goes 'meow'." Unpaginated. Charming illustrations. Book and DJ in NF condition. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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13 Davies, Rhys A PIG IN A POKE
London Joiner and Steele 1931 First Edition Cloth Very Good to Very Good+ Short Stories Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/4" 
A First Edition limited to 1000. This is #797. Collection of short stories by Davies. 280 pp. plus ads for additional books by publisher. Spine darkened. Otherwise covers are Very Good+. Gilt lettering to spine. Small bookstore sticker on back endpaper. Front/back free end paper brown-toned, otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Davies, William H. FAREWELL TO POESY and other Poems
London A.C. Fifield 1910 Boards Good Poetry Size: Approx. 4 1/2 " x 6 3/4" 
60 pp. Paper over board ? covers. two mild dampstains on front cover. Covers are overall Good to Good+. Spine darkened, two tiny nicks and ends, tiny pieces missing? Interior clean, tight and VG+. Edges untrimmed. Four pages in back with advertisements for other publications of Mr. Fifield. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Davies, William H. THE BIRD OF PARADISE and other Poems
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1914 Hard Cover Very Good Fair to Poor Poetry Size: Approx. 4 1/2" x 7" 
Book in Very Good condition. DJ only Fair, with tears and chips, some missing pieces, front and back detached. 86 pp. Total of forty-seven poems. Eight pages in back with other MESSRS. METHUEN'S PUBLICATIONS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Diagram Group THE MACMILLAN VISUAL DESK REFERENCE
New York Macmillan 1993 0-02-531310-X / 9780025313101 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Reference Size: Approx. 7 1/2" x 11" Illus. With Drawings, Diagrams and Charts 
The first visual desk reference book. Designed to give you quick access to the most widely sought information in a way no similar volume has done before: through diagrams, charts, illustrations, maps, timelines, and other graphics in addition to text. Each subject includes a glossary of key works, definitions of important concepts, brief biographies of famous people, and other essential data. 4,000 illustrations, diagrams and charts, 1,100 key topics and 52 subject areas. A ding at spine's base exposing a bit under the cover and another small one along the bottom edge. Two corners slightly bumped otherwise Very Good. Interior Near Fine. Dust Jacket slightly rubbed on spine's top edge but no tears. It is Very Good. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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17 Dickinson, Donald C. (editor); W. David Laird (editor); Margaret F. Maxwell (editor) VOICES FROM THE SOUTHWEST
Flagstaff Northland Press 1976 0873581571 / 9780873581578 First Edition Hardcover Very Good to Near Fine Near Fine Essays Size: Approx. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" Illustrations 
A gathering of poetry, essays, and art in honor of Lawrence Clark Powell. This volume was produced on the occasion of Lawrence Clark Powell's seventieth birthday. Contributors include Ansel Adams, photographer; Jose Cisneros, artist; and William Everson, poet. Bookplate on front flypaper that reads "This book has been donated by Northland Press and Justin Industries, Inc. For a complete catalog of Northland Press books, write: Northland Press, PO Box N, Flagstaff, Arizona 86002." Plastic library cover over DJ. DJ and Book in Very Good to Near Fine condition. Excellent copy to include in your collection. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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18 Dugan, Judy Magee SANTA BARBARA: HIGHLIGHTS & HISTORY
Santa Barbara Jama Books 1979 0934130019 / 9780934130011 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good California Size: Approx. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" Photography 
"Four cultures, spanning recent centuries, have etched a colorful history along Santa Barbara shores." 55 pp. with index. Dust jacket in Good condition with slight tears along edges and corners. Gift inscription on front flypaper. Slight browning along page edges. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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19 Eliot, George HOW LISA LOVED THE KING
Boston Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1869 Cloth Good Poetry Size: Approx. 4 " x 6 1/2" 
Written between the inception of Middlemarch and the completion, seven years later, of Daniel Deronda (two of her novels), this book is a charming treatment of a subject taken from Boccaccio; a poem interesting by virtue of its graceful form. 48 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering on front cover. Corners rubbed. Spine ends rubbed/bumped and top edge slightly frayed. Overall covers are Good to Good+. On title page, right hand top, "Place" stamped. String tied and at places loose. Pages 42-45 some soiled? spots. Interior is overall Good. George Eliot was the pseudonym of Marian Evans (1819-1880), an English novelist and poet. She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Finger, Charles J SEVEN HORIZONS
1930 First Edition Cloth Good + to Very Good- Autobiography 
Green linen-like cloth. Colored paper label on spine, faded, Mild rubbing to spine ends, side/bottom page edges untrimmed, otherwise exterior is VG-. Interior is tight, clean and in Very Good+ condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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