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*** ART TO SAVOR ***
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"A paras y nones .... "b/w print signed "Arnold Belkin/49" / drawing of four girls at play / approx size 10 3/4" x 8" / Arnold Belkin was a noted Mexican painter and mural artist$75
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Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture. High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County [North Carolina]by H McKelden Smith / publ by North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources / 2nd ed 1980 / softcover$20
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Charles M. Russell: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museumby Frederic G Renner / publ Abradale / publ 1986 / printed in Japan / oversize hardcover / dj has scratching on back cover and is now in mylar / 296 pgs, incl gatefolds$20
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Chinese Art under the Mongols: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)by Sherman E Lee and Wai-kam Ho / Cleveland Museum of Art / copyr 1968 / hardcover / dj is tired and has edge-wear, especially along the top, where there are several small tears / book is tight and unmarked / appears to have had little or no use$36
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Francis Baconby John Rothenstein and Ronald Alley / Viking Studio / copyr 1964 / hardcover / dj has several small tears along the edges and a 3" tear at the spine; it is corner-clipped and is beginning to de-laminate in the spine area / book is tight and unmarked except for the previous owner's name and address on the flyleaf / the cover has minor wear/fading on the top and bottom edges / contains 27 color plates and 260 b/w plates / well documented study of the English artist's life and work / the catalogue raisonne by Ronald Alley of the Tate Gallery includes reproductions of all of the artist's surviving paintings, and even of some of the most important destroyed pictures / covers the artist's development from 1929 up to the summer of 1963 / scarce$500
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The Geometry of Environment: An Introduction to Spatial Organization in Designby Lionel March and Philip Steadman / MIT Press / copyr 1974 / softcover / cover has some shelf wear along the edges and a price sticker on the back / interior of the book is as new, unused / scarce$40
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Historia General de las Artes Plasticas en Puerto Rico, Tomo I [General History of the Plastic Arts in Puerto Rico, Volume I]by Osiris Delgado Mercado / publ in 1994 in San Juan / oversize hardcover / dj now in mylar / in Spanish / printed in the Dominican Republic / "plastic arts" refers to sculpture, ceramics and other 3-D forms$35
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Kenzo Tange: 40 Ans D'Urbanisme et D'Architecturepubl by Process Architecture Publishing Co, Ltd / copyr 1987 / catalog for the major retrospective exhibition of Kenzo Tange's work which was held at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1987 / many black-and-white and colored photographs / text in English, French and Japanese / appears not to have been used / scarce$50
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*** Also available is Kenzo Tange Associates 1946-1979 (Volume 1) ***
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Mies in Americaed by Phyllis Lambert / publ by Harry N Abrams / copyr 2001 / hardcover / very minor shelf wear to dj / 584 pgs / appears not to have been read / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is considered a major architect of the 20th century$185
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*** Also available is the companion title Mies in Berlin byTerence Riley and Barry Bergdoll, publ by the Museum of Modern Art [NY] ***
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Puerto Rican Painting: Between Past and Presentexhibit catalog jointly publ by Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Squibb Gallery, Univ of Puerto Rico Museum / copyr 1987 / softcover / 128 pgs$25
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The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphyby Abdelkebir Khatibi and Mohammed Sijelmassi / publ by Thames & Hudson / revised and expanded ed 2001 / softcover / has a couple of very minor scratches on the cover / does not appear to have been used / scholarly study with illustrations$30
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Symbolism in Belgium (Belgium, art of our time)by Francine-Claire Legrand / publ by Laconti / copyr 1972 / hardcover / dj has a couple of very small tears at the top and bottom of the spine / book is tight and unmarked / does not appear to have been used / in English$75
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Tales by Alexander Pushkin: Illlustrated by Ivan Bilibinpubl by Malysh Publishers [Moscow] / set of 10 4/C prints (approx 14" x 11") on heavy stock suitable for framing, with corresponding poems by Pushkin / publ in English / outer wrap is creased but prints are unharmed / no date / scarce$20
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Teresa Cuellar, Teyeby Antonio Montana / publ by Seguros Bolivar [Bogota] / publ Nov 1992 / publ in Spanish / oversize hardcover in glossy boards / dj now in mylar / limited edition of 5,000 copies / 150 pgs / Teye is a Colombian painter$30
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The Tribal Arts of Africaby Jean-Baptiste Bacquart / publ by Thames & Hudson / copyr 1998 / hardcover / dj has minor shelf-scuffing / book appears not to have been used$24
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*** HISTORY IN DEPTH ***
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Burton Holmes Travelogues: With Illustrations from Photgraphs by the Authorpubl by The Travelogue Bureau / copyr 1914, 1910 (so assumed 2nd ed) / publ 1914) / 9 volumes out of set of 12 (vol 1-4, 7-9, 11-12) / hardcover, no dj's (as issued) / approx size 9 3/4" x 6 1/2" / heavy volumes / top edges are brightly gilt / no marks, appears as unread / minimal shelf wear to bindings for their age / 4/C frontispieces with tissues in tact for each section / profusely illustrated / sections include The Moorish Empire, Egypt, Peking, The Forbidden City, The Trans-Siberian Railway$100
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Daily Life in Japan at the Time of the Samurai, 1185-1603by Louis Frederic / translated from the French by Eileen M Lowe / Praeger Publishers [NY] / copyr 1972 / hardcover / dj has two small tears and mild edge wear / interior of the book is tight and unmarked / appears to have been little-used in spite of being ex-library from Trinity College Library$16
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Fighting Identity: Sacred War and World Changeby Michael Vlahos / Praeger / copyr 2008 / hardcover, no dj as issued / as new, appears never to have been read$40
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The History and Culture of the Indian People: The Vedic Age ed by R C Majumdar / publ by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan / copyr 1971 / Kulapati Munshi Centenary Edition, published in 1988 / hardcover / dj has a small tear along the top edge and other minor wear / appears never to have been read$35
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Iran Under the Safavidsby Roger Savory / Cambridge Univ Press / copyr 1980 / hardcover in dj$24
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Kriegs und Industrie Spionage: Zwolf Jahre Kundschaftsdienst [War and Industrial Espionage: Twelve Years of Customer Service]by Generalmajor Max Ronge / publ by Wehle & Hofels Verlag [Wien] / copyr 1930 / printed in Germany / in German / hardcover, no dj / worn leather spine over boards / 384 pgs plus maps/diagrams / text plus photos / author Ronge was the last intelligence director of the Austro-Hungarian empire$25
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Mecklenburg: The Life and Times of a Proud Peopleby Howard White and Ruth White / publ by JM Productions / copyr 1992 / hardcover, no dj as issued / some speckling of the top page edges / appears never to have been used / genealogy reference for Mecklenburg County in North Carolina$35
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A Orillas del Jacaguas: Historia de Villalba, La Ciudad Avancina [On the banks of the Jacaguas: Villalba history, the city Avancina ]by Comite de la Historia de Villalba y Carmelo Rosario Natal / publ by Gobierno Municipal de Villalba [Puerto Rico] / copyr 1996 / publ 1996, stated 1st ed / softcover / 458 pgs / includes photographs / gift inscriptions on first page / scarce / in Spanish$15
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De Oostindische Compagnie en Australie
[The East India Company in Australia]
by Dr F W Stapel / publ by P N Van Kampen & Zoon [Amsterdam] / 2nd printing (Patria ed) in 1943 / hardcover, no dj / spine is sunfaded / 159 pgs / photographs, gatefold map / printed in Dutch / owner's name on front endpaper$25
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Philip II and Alexander the Great: Father and Son, Lives and Afterlivesed by Elizabeth Carney and Daniel Ogden / Oxford Univ Press / copyr 2010 / hardcover in dj / appears to be brand-new, never read$45
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Quatre-Bras en Waterloo: Voorspel en Geschiedenis der Krijgsbedrijven van 15 tot en met 18 Juni 1815 [history related to the Napoleonic War, up to the day prior to the battle at Quatre-Bras, outside Brussels]by W G de Bas / publ by P N Van Kampen & Zoon [Amsterdam] / later printing (Patria ed) in 1944 / hardcover, no dj / spine is sunfaded / 184 pgs / photographs, 4 gatefold maps / printed in Dutch / owner's name on title page$25
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Radicalism and Cultural Dislocation in Ethiopia, 1960-1974by Messay Kebede / publ Univ of Rochester Press / copyr 2008 / hardcover in dj / still in shrinkwrap$35
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*** COLLECTIBLE TITLES ***
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Blue Marsby Kim Stanley Robinson / Easton Press / copyr 1996 / conclusion to the author's Mars trilogy / from the Signed First Editions of Science Fiction series for 1996 / full leather binding / spine says it is a signed first edition / still shrinkwrapped$150
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*** Other Easton Press Signed First Editions of Science Fiction available. Copies of Infinity's Shore by David Brin and Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold are still shrinkwrapped. ***
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Fields of Fireby James Webb / Prentice-Hall [Englewood Cliffs, NJ] / copyr 1978 / first printing (full number line) / trade ed hardcover / unclipped dj now in mylar / signed by the author "Best wishes -- Jim Webb December 1978" / the author is currently a US Senator from Virginia$100
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From Orphans to Champions: The Story of DeMatha's Morgan Woottenby Morgan Wootten and Bill Gilbert / Atheneum / copyr 1979 / 1st ed published 1979 / hardcover / unclipped dj has 1/2" tear on the back cover near the spine / shows wear at the bottom edges of the cloth binding / gift inscription signed by Wootten and dated 2-18-80 / Coach Wootten went on to become the coach with the most wins in the history of basketball on any level$30
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In Our Timeby Tom Wolfe / Farrar Straus Giroux [New York] / copyr 1980 / stated second printing 1980 / hardcover, no dj / stained at spine / dirt on two pgs / interior otherwise bright, clean / essays and drawings about the 1970's / author's trademark sweeping signature on the front endpaper$35
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The Painted Birdby Jerzy Kosinski / Houghton Mifflin / copyr 1965 / stated 1st printing / trade ed hardcover / cloth boards / unclipped dj now in mylar$75
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A Passover Haggadahdrawings by Leonard Baskin / Grossman Publishers / copyr 1974 / 1st ed / oversized hardcover / dj now in mylar / appears not to have been used$80
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Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaedaby Robert Wallace and H Keith Melton / publ by Plume (Penguin) / copyr 2008 / publ 2009 / trade softcover / 548 pgs / some signs of wear at bottom spine edges and upper corner of back cover / title page signed by Robert Wallace, former Director of the Office of Technical Service for the CIA$25
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These Low Groundsby Waters Edward Turpin / Harper & Brothers / copyr 1937 / stated 2nd ed, publ 1937 / hard cover, dj now in mylar / 344 pgs / first novel by Harlem Renaissance author Turpin, later followed by O Canaan! in 1939 / this title was apparently the first novel reviewed by writer Ralph Ellison$50
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90: The Nelson Mandela Yearspreface by Clem Sunter / publ by Medala Project Communications Ltd / copyr 2008 / hardcover / dj has one-inch tear along the top edge but otherwise shows only minor shelf wear and appears as unread / review of the legacy of Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday$15
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A Cheval Ma Mie: 400 Croquis Legendes sur la Pratique de L'Equitation [Split My Mie: 400 Sketch Legends on horseback riding]by Yes Benoist-Gironiere / publ by Librairie des Champs-Elysees / copyr 1959 / publ 1959 / softcover still in original tissue covering / 135 pgs / incl 4 pgs with 4/C illustrations$15
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Association Law Handbook: A Practical Guide for Associations, Societies, and Charitiesby Jerald A Jacobs / American Society of Association Executives / 4th ed 2007 / hardcover / appears never to have been used / CD is still sealed$40
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Dhaka: From Mughal Outpost to Metropolisby Golam Rabbani / Univ Press Ltd [Bangladesh] / copyr 1997 / hardcover / dj has minor shelf wear / text is tight and unmarked$25
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Classic Short Stories [Folio set]4 volume boxed set / "Japanese Short Stories", "American Short Stories", "English Short Stories", and "French Short Stories" / publ by the Folio Society / the hardcover books do not appear to have been read / there is a small bump at the top edge of the slipcase.$40
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The Exploration of Marsby Willy Ley and Wernher von Braun / paintings by Chesley Bonestell / Viking Press / copyr 1956 / publ 1956 / hardcover in green cloth, no dj / endpaper art by Bonestell / foxing on back of 4/C frontispiece but does not appear to affect the front side / interior bright and clean / scarce$50
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Geometric Greeceby J N Coldstream / publ by E Benn / A Benn Study: Archaeology / 1st ed 1977 / hardcover / dj has very minor shelf wear / text is tight and unmarked / book does not appear to have been read$20
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Illustrated Minamata Diseasepubl by Soshisha, the Foundation Minamata Disease Centre / copyr 1993 / ISBN 4-906388-07-8 / softcover / 168 pgs / printed in Japan / in both Japanese and English / case in Japan where industrial pollution resulted in methyl mercury poisoning / scarce$50
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Islamic Asset Management: Forming the Future for Shari'a-Compliant Investment Strategiesed by Sohail Jaffer / Euromoney Books [London] / revised ed 2004 / hardcover / minor shelf wear on the dj / text is tight and unmarked / book appears as unused$250
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Laws of Virginia Related to the State Corporation Commission, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Business Trusts, Partnerships and Limited Partnershipspubl by LexusNexus / ISBN 978-1422461105 / softcover / very minor shelf wear on the cover / appears not to have been used / a 2009 compendium of the laws of Virginia relating to the state corporation commission, corporations, and partnerships; includes commentaries and rules$36
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Love and Death in the Ancient Near East: Essays in Honor of Marvin H. Popeed John H Marks and Robert M Good / Four Quarters Publishing Co / copyr 1987 / hardcover / dj has mild wear, with a small tear in the top edge near the spine / otherwise book and dj appear as new, unread / the plastic wrapper protecting the dj and cover is worn and scraped / scarce$30
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Sephardic Genealogy: Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their Worldby Jeffrey S Malka / publ by Avotaynu / copyr 2003 / hardcover / appears hardly to have been used, in spite of being ex-library with the usual markings.$20
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Talk to the Stars: The Samburu of Northern Kenyaby Rhodia Mann / photogr by Clive Ward / publ by Desert Sands Ltd / copyr 2000 / hardcover / dj has no flaws, just looks slightly tired / the book appears to have had very little use / scarce / this book about the mythology and astrology of the Sambura culture is signed by the author$40
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Walther von der Vogelweide: Beitrage zu Leben und Werk [Walther von der Vogel Weide: Contributions to the Life and Work]by Hans-Dieter Muck (Hrsg) / publ Stoffler & Shutz / Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek ed / copyr 1989 / hardcover, no dj / text is tight and unmarked / there is some soiling on the page edges / appears not to have been read / in German / von der Vogelweide was the most celebrated lyric poet of the Middle High German period (c.1200 AD)$30
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Atlas and Gazetteer of the Near Side of the Moonby Gary L Gutschewski et al / publ by NASA as SP-241 / publ 1971 / oversize hardcover, no dj as issued / not ex-library / no markings / 538 pgs$125
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*** Also available is a collectible copy of The Moon as Viewed by Lunar Orbiter by L J Kosofsky and Farouk El-Baz, publ by NASA in 1970 as SP-200, complete with 3-D glasses. ***
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Bus Power: An Analysis of the Main Factors Involved in Gasoline Power for Motor Buses:
Illustrated by Charts, Views of Motor Details, Factory Processes and Cost Accounting Forms
publ by Continental Motors Corp [Detroit] / copyr 1925 / hardcover, no dj / cover has a nice gilt embossed title / 63 pgs / scarce / no marks$25
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The Hot-Blooded Insects: Strategies and Mechanisms of Thermoregulationby Bernd Heinrich / Harvard Univ Press / copyr 1993 / hardcover / book appears hardly to have been used, in spite of being ex-library / dj is mylar-wrapped / except for the card pocket and the library name on the page edges, the other library markings are on the mylar$15
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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Usby Prof Steven Novella / The Teaching Company / copyr 2010 / 24 lectures on dvd's / disks appear to be in excellent condition / guidebook does not appear to have been read$60
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Numerical Prediction and Dynamic Meteorologyby George J Haltiner and Roger T Williams / publ by Wiley / 2nd ed 1980 / hardcover, no dj / the text is tight and mostly unmarked, though there are some pencilled notes and highlighting on pages 30-100 / the cover shows signs of wear on the edges / as is$50
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Selva Humeda De Colombia [Rain Forest of Colombia]by Richard Evans et al / publ by Vilegas Editores / copyr 1990 / hardcover / dj has very minor shelf wear / text is tight and unmarked, book apppears as unused / in Spanish$20
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Signal Detection Theory and ROC Analysisby James P Egan / Academic Press / Academic Press Series in Cognition and Perception / copyr 1975 / hardcover in dj / appears never to have been used / dj has minor scuffing and one small tear along the top edge$30
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African Hunterby James Mellon / Safari Press [Long Beach, CA] / copyr 1975 / stated 2nd printing / heavy oversized hardcover / dj has some scratches and two tears (1", 1.5") along the bottom edge as well as some wear at the spine / 522 pgs / the book itself is like new; it appears to have had little or no use$100
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Seventeenth-Century Interior Decoration in England, France, and Hollandby Peter Thornton / publ by Paul Mellon Centre BA / copyr 1981 / softcover / text is tight and unmarked / shows little sign of having been used / very mild shelf wear on the cover$25
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A Source Book in the Chinese Martial Arts:
History, Philosophy, Systems and Styles / Vol 1
ed by James I Wong / Koinonia Publications [Stockton, CA] / copyr 1978 / soft cover / 176 pgs / appears not to have been used, but has the previous owner's embossed stamp on the last page / spine slightly discolored by age / scarce$35
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*** Also available is Source Book Volume 2: Medicine, Meditation and Military History in similar condition. ***
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Wild Flowers of Bangladeshby Noazesh Ahmed / Univ Press Ltd [Bangladesh] / copyr 1999 / hardcover / dj has some shelf wear, but is not torn or tattered / text is clean and tight / book does not appear to have been used$20
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20th Century Warriors: Prominent Men in the Oriental Fighting ArtsO'Hara Publications / copyr 1971 / hardcover / dj is tired-looking with some chipping along the top and bottom edges / book is tight and unmarked except for the previous owner's name inside the front cover, both written and embossed / scarce$65
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Beale Street: Where the Blues Beganby George W Lee / publ by Robert O Ballou [New York] / copyr 1934 / trade ed hardcover / dj now in mylar / owner's name, 1934 date on both the front and back endpapers / 296 pgs / includes original purchase receipt dated May 28, 1934 from The Literary Guild of America$100
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Buccellatiby Vincent-Emmanuel Ragot / Assouline Publishing / copyr 2003 / hardcover / dj has some mild scuffing and a tiny bit of shelf wear at the top of the spine / book appears not to have been used / Mario Buccellati built a famous family jewelry business in Milan$30
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Guide to JapanCINC-PAC CINCPOA Bulletin 209-45 / publ date as 1 Sept 1945 / stapled softcover with 4/C wrap around 2/C cover / 103 pgs / includes dispatch "Well Done" from James Forrestal (dated 15 August 1945) plus speech by Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the USS Missouri at the surrender of Japan (dated 2 Sept 1945) / all pages printed as "RESTRICTED" in lower left corners$20
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