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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 Aircraft into the dictionary in 1912. Lawson established the first popular magazine for the purpose of educating the public in ... 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 based on the real-life "waterfront priest" Father John M. Corridan, S.J., a Jesuit priest and graduate of Regis High School who o... 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 notes-all pages are clean and crisp. Yellow topstain and a touch of toning to the end papers. DJ design of Carrie holding a hatch... 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 Empress Elisabeth, otherwise known as Sisi. Franz Josef was crowned emperor during the Revolution of 1848, when he was only 18 ye... 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, in being a WW1 hero (pilot) and in being held in affectionate regard by the German people as a whole. Handsome copy and scarc... 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 in color offset, 136 reproductions in b/w halftone, 278 small reproductions in b/w halftone, 95 reproductions in b/w offset, 5... 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 for supporting a small family business...LOC SSM-14 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-0718300459...Thanks for supporting a small family business...LOC-SSM-14 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 signature on FFEP. A touch of foxing to textblock. Story begins in 1925 with her marriage. With candor and sensitivity she tells... 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) who died of complications related to alcoholism at the age of 33. Reminiscent of his father's first book, Junkie, Speed was ... 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 when he was twenty-five years old, and, unfortunately, most of those who have been interested in him cared only about the las... 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 and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials, B.B. She started her acting career in 1952 and after appearing in 16 ro... 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 in May 1953, when, at the age of 61, he flew under 15 bridges between Waterloo and Kew. He had a distinguished career in WW I... 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, who wrote an award-winning 1989 TV documentary on Collins, The Shadow of Bealnablath, and has helped the production team of t... 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 works and who founded the most important "independent" in the automobile industry-21 vintage B&W photographs. A superior and han... View more info

Image for Scenes Of Earlier Days [Hardcover] by CRAWFORD,Charles Howard

Scenes Of Earlier Days [Hardcover] by CRAWFORD,Charles Howard

By: CRAWFORD,Charles Howard

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Quadrangle Books: 1962-01-01

Seller ID: D3-7IV7-XEBX

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover, 1962 Quadrangle Books Chicago 186 pages. Near Fine in a VG+ DJ. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to DJ, two tiny closed tears and a bit of age-toning to white DJ with green titles-now in mylar. Aquamarine cloth covers with gilt titles and accents-corners sharp, just a touch of rubbing to bottom of boards. No notes/writing-all pages are bright, clean and crisp. Little known except for collectors of Western Americana, this is a valuable source for the color and quality of life in the small towns and mining camps of the West in the last half of the 19th century. LOC SSS-05 View more info

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The Ben Lilly legend

By: Dobie, J. Frank

Price: $229.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: 1950-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150114004

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover, Stated First Edition Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1950 237 pages. Very Good+ in a VG+ DJ. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to original tan cloth, pictorially stamped in burgundy, lettered in gilt - corners sharp but spine ends have a slight roll. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to un-clipped DJ, front panel has a slight fold and the rear panel has some toning - now in mylar. No previous owner markings - all pages are bright, clean and crisp. Dust jacket and frontispiece by Tom Lea. "Ben Lilly was the greatest bear hunter in history after David Crockett, by his own account and ... View more info

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My Adventures Among South Sea Cannibals: An Account of the Experiences and Adventures of a Government Official Among the Natives of Oceania

By: Douglas Rannie

Price: $180.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott: 1912-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 160614010

Condition: Good


Hardcover with fold-out color map, First American Edition 1912 J. B. Lippincott 314 pages. Good, lacking the DJ. Moderate shelf/edge wear to Red cloth boards with gilt titles and accents - corners lightly bumped, spine is sunned/faded and has two small tears at the head,front panel has two small spots. TEG. A touch of foxing to textblock edges. Previous owner bookplate on inside front cover - no writing, all pages are clean and crisp with a touch of age-toning to edges. Some scattered foxing to a few pages. Rear inside cover has an antique bookstore label from Bretano?s in New York. Binding ... View more info