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A Two Thousand Mile Trip in the First Airliner [Paperback] by Alfred Lawson

By: Alfred Lawson

Price: $69.00

Publisher: Humanity Benefactor Foundation: 1900-01-01

Seller ID: 4Q-OTKW-MLIW

Condition: Very Good +


Large Softcover pamphlet, with 2 pcs of related ephemera, (early Aviation ) Humanity Benefactor Foundation, NO DATE (Circa 1970-1980?). Stapled booklet - Very Good, in wraps. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to age-toned covers. No creases, no notes or writing-All pages are clean and crisp-inside front cover has a gift inscription and transfer marks from the ephemera. Alfred Lawson coined the word Aircraft in 1908, trademarked the word Aircraft in 1910 and put the word Ai... View more info

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Waterfront Priest.

By: Allen Raymond

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company: 1955-01-01

Seller ID: 161004007

Condition: Very Good+


Hardcover, Stated First Edition Henry Holt 269 pages. Very Good+, in a VG DJ. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to dark blue cloth boards with light blue and copper titles - corners sharp. Minor shelf/edge wear and some minor chipping to the spine of unclipped DJ - now in mylar. Introduction by Budd Schulberg who was the screenwriter for the film On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger and Karl Malden -- The character of Father Barry (Karl Malden) was base... View more info

Ready or Not: Into the Wild Blue by Angier, J. Francis

By: Angier, J. Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Success Networks International: 2003-06-01

Seller ID: EO-8U0B-NCBD

ISBN: 0970417519

Condition: Used: Like New


Softcover, Signed gift inscription from Author to previous owner, UT 2003 Success Network South Burlington,Vermont 292 pages. Near Fine, in photo-illustrated wraps. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to covers, no notes or writing - All pages are bright, clean and crisp. Tells of the aviation career of a B-17 pilot. ISBN-0970417519. LOC SSM-10 View more info

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Carry Nation,

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: A.A. Knopf: 1929-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150528006

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover, First Edition (matching 1929 dates on title and copyright pages) Alfred A. Knopf 307 pages. Very Good+ in a VG DJ. Green cloth boards, stamped in yellow and red with saloon doors on the front panel and a red hatchet breaking a bottle of booze on the spine - corners sharp (what a great design for the boards). Minor shelf/edge wear and some light edge chipping to unclipped DJ-now in mylar. Previous owner label and inventory number on inside front cover. No note... View more info

Karloff [Paperback] by Barbour, Alan G et al

By: Barbour, Alan G et al

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Cinefax: 1969-01-01

Seller ID: FY-0XTC-Q1GJ

Condition: Used: Very Good


Softcover-1969 Cinefax NY...in Very Good condition, minor shelf/edge wear to covers and edges-no tears...no notes or writing-All pages are clean and crisp...wonderful B&W photos of the many roles that Boris Karloff played over the years. full list of all 148 movies that he made. Great introduction filled with respect..unpaginated-a handsome copy...Thanks for supporting a small family business...LOC-SSM-2 View more info

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Golden Fleece the Story of Franz Joseph and Elizabeth of Austria

By: Bertita Harding

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1937-01-01

Seller ID: 140701003

Condition: Very Good++


Hardcover, 1937 Bobbs-Merrill Indianapolis New York 370 pages. Very Good++, in a VG DJ. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to Black cloth boards with gilt titles and accents - corners sharp. Moderate shelf/edge wear to unclipped DJ with one closed tear to rear panel-now in mylar. No notes or writing-all pages are bright, clean and crisp. Hudson's Bookstore stamp on inside rear cover. Excellent biography of the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I and his wife, the legendary Empr... View more info

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Herman Goring and the Third Reich. a Biography Based on Family and Official Records. Illustrated

By: Bewley, Charles (1888-).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Devin-Adair: 1962-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 180812002

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover, First Edition 1962 Devin-Adair 517 pages. Near Fine, in a VG+ DJ. Black cloth boards with gilt titles-corners sharp. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to clipped DJ, minor soiling to the rear panel-DJ now in mylar. Fascinating biography of Goring, Author was the former Irish Ambassador to Germany during the war years. Goring is presented "warts and all" but as a human being that differed considerably from the rest of the top Nazi leadership - in background, i... View more info

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Pablo Picasso

By: Boeck, Wilhelm and Sabartes, Jaime

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Harry Abrams: 1955-01-01

Seller ID: 171115001

Condition: Very Good+


Large Oversize Hardcover, 1955 Harry Abrams New York 524 pages. Very Good+, in a VG+ DJ. Grey and Black boards with Picasso art on covers, corners sharp-binding tight. Previous owner stamp on both inside covers. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to DJ. No notes or writing-all pages are bright, clean and crisp. One of the most respected pre-1970 monographs on Picasso. 524 pages with 606 reproductions, 38 full page color plates, 2 double spreads in color offset, 4 pages i... View more info

Georges Guynemer Knight of the Air (Literature and history of aviation) by Bo...

By: Bordeaux, Henry

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Ayer Co Pub: 1972-06-01

Seller ID: NQ-4Y8L-R74J

ISBN: 0405037511

Condition: Used: Like New


Hardcover, 1972. Arno Press, New York. Hardcover. Near Fine - No DJ as-issued...part of the Arno Press collection "Literature and History of Aviation"...Blue cloth covers with silver titles and 4 silver motif illustrations on front-corners sharp....no notes or writing-all pages are bright, clean and crisp...The biography of Georges Guynemer, top fighter ace for France in the First World War, and a French national hero at the time of his death...ISBN-0405037511... Thanks... View more info

Albert Ball, VC by Bowyer, Chaz

By: Bowyer, Chaz

Price: $49.00

Publisher: William Kimber: 1977

Seller ID: SR-X89K-J89P

ISBN: 0718300459

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, 1977 William Kimber London, Very Good in a VG DJ, just a touch of shelf/edge wear and rubbing to price-clipped DJ-now in protective mylar, Green cloth boards with gilt titles-faint bump to bottom edge of spine...small scar/scrape near bottom of half-title page, no notes or writing-All pages are bright, clean and crisp except for the previously mentioned half-title page above...Outstanding history of one of the most decorated pilots of World War One...ISBN-07... View more info

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Testament of Experience: An Autobiographical Story of the Years, 1925-1950

By: Brittain, Vera

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1957-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150516006

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover-Signed by the author on the FFEP, Stated First Printing with the red and black DJ, 1957 Macmillan New York 480 pages. Very Good, in a VG DJ. Minor shelf/edge wear to red cloth boards, red lettering in black spine panel-one corner lightly bumped. Moderate shelf edge wear, toning and a tear to the rear panel of the DJ, rear panel and interior of DJ flaps have a bit of foxing/toning, DJ now in mylar. Previous owner bookplate on inside front cover and author's sign... View more info

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A Search in Secret Egypt

By: Brunton, Paul

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1936-01-01

Seller ID: 150403002

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, Stated First Edition 1936 E. P. Dutton NY 287 pages. Very Good in a VG DJ. Minor shelf/edge wear to salmon cloth boards with black titles-corners lightly bumped..minor shelf/edge wear, chipping and soiling to un clipped DJ-now in mylar. Inscription in pencil on ffep. All pages are clean and crisp, many illustrations. Paul Brunton (21 October 1898 รข?? 27 July 1981) was a British philosopher, bookseller, mystic and traveler. He left a journalistic career to... View more info

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Speed. Introduced by Allen Ginsberg.

By: BURROUGHS William Jr. -

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: 1970-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 190422004

Condition: Good


Softcover, (Olympia OPS #2) Paperback Original First Edition 1970 191 pages. Good, in illustrated wraps. Moderate shelf/edge wear and rubbing to covers. No notes or writing - all pages are tanned and unmarked. Surrealist cover illustration by Ira Cohen and Bill Devore. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Paperback original First Edition of the author's first book, an account of his days as a meth addict. Author is also the son of William Burroughs (author of Naked Lunch) ... View more info

Richthofen: A True History of the Red Baron by Burrows, William E.

By: Burrows, William E.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Harcourt: 1969-10-01

Seller ID: IM-8S5Q-FJGC

ISBN: 0151771723

Condition: Used: Very Good


Hardcover, BCE 1969 Harcourt Brace NY...Very Good + in a VG DJ, minor shelf/edge wear and a few closed tears to DJ, slight sunning to spine of DJ and one half-inch chip to top left corner near spine-now in protective mylar...minor shelf/edge wear to Gray cloth boards with green titles and accents-corners sharp...no notes or writing-All pages are clean and crisp-map end papers...the Red Baron has proven to be the most durable of modern war heroes. Richthofen was killed ... View more info

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A Racing Car Driver's World

By: Caracciola, Rudolf

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1961-01-01

Seller ID: 171011005

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, BCE 1961 Farrar, Straus and Cudahy 232 pages. Very Good, in a Good DJ. Book Club edition. Maroon cloth boards with silver titles - corners sharp. Moderate shelf/edge wear and foxing to DJ - now in mylar. Previous owner gift inscription on FFEP. Autobiography of Europe's greatest professional racing car champion, and fittingly, also the story of Mercedes -Benz, the car he drove in most of his races. They don't make men like this anymore. LOC SSE-5 View more info

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The Brigitte Bardot Story

By: Carpozi, George, Jr.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Belmont Books: 1961-01-01

Seller ID: 160527007

Condition: Near Fine


Softcover, First Edition 1961 Belmont Books (L504) 157 pages. Near Fine, in photo-illustrated wraps. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to covers. All pages are clean with just a hint of age-toning to edges - binding tight, spine uncreased. Looks unread. With 44 B&W photographs. Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot born 28 September 1934) is a French actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s ... View more info

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Manson: In His Own Words

By: Charles Manson; Nuel Emmons [Editor]

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1986-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 181030020

ISBN: 0394555589

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, First Edition 1986 Grove Press 232 pages. very Good, in a VG DJ. Minor shelf/edge wear to red cloth spine with gilt titles over black paper boards - corners lightly bumped. Minor damp stain to bottom edge of spine. Minor shelf/edge wear and rubbing to original unclipped DJ - now in mylar. Underside of DJ at bottom of spine has a pink stain that transferred from the book spine. No previous owner markings - all pages are clean and crisp.Distilled from hundred... View more info

The Mad Major [Import] [Hardcover] by Christopher Draper

By: Christopher Draper

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Air Review Ltd.: 1962-05-01

Seller ID: P7-WLCY-XCAJ

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, 1962 Air Review Limited UK..Very Good in a Good DJ, moderate shelf/edge wear to price-clipped DJ, a bit of chipping and a few closed tears to DJ-now in protective mylar..Blue cloth boards with gilt titles-one corner lightly bumped..no previous owner marks-no notes or writing-All pages are bright, clean and crisp..Christopher Draper is known to thousands as The Mad Major for his daring flight under Tower Bridge in 1931 and for his even more spectacular exploit ... View more info

Illustrated Life of Michael Collins by Connolly, Colm

By: Connolly, Colm

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub: 1998-04-01

Seller ID: NG-P7RT-4D5L

ISBN: 1570982155

Condition: New


New Softcover-1998 Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Boulder, CO...a fresh and unmarked copy...Although Collins (1890-1922) was the leader of the Irish Free State when he was assassinated, there are relatively few photographs of him available because, as director of IRA intelligence and the inventor of urban guerrilla warfare, he was wary of being photographed when the British were offering 10,000 (the equivalent of $50,000 in today's economy) for his apprehension. Connolly, ... View more info

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John Studebaker, An American Dream

By: Corle, Edwin.

Price: $54.00

Publisher: E. P. Dutton: 1948-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 140421001

Condition: Very Good+


Hardcover, 1948 Stated First Edition E. P. Dutton NY 316 pages. Very Good+ in a VG+ DJ. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to Light Brown cloth boards with black titles and red design of a covered wagon on the front board-corners sharp. A bit of shelf/edge wear to unclipped DJ (original price intact) with a touch of sunning to the spine-now in mylar. Engaging history of the five Studebakers who rose from a blacksmith shop to become the owners of the world's largest wagon wor... View more info