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1 Confiscated Power How Soviet Russia Really Works
New York Harper & Row 1980 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Graphs; 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2; vii, 401 pages; Hard cover red with cream colored spine with red lettering. Light bumping to covers. DJ has 1/2" x 2" piece missing from bottom front. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 3 b/w graphs. 'This book shows how the USSR of Brezhnev grew out of the experiences and cataclysms of Lenin, Stalin, and Krushchev. It focuses on Russia as it is today, laying out clear, human pictures of the party, the government, the elite that rules, the bureaucracy that governs, the structures that produce, the people who obey and whose power has been confiscated'. 5 appendices; notes; bibliography; index. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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2 Ferrari World Number 36--December 1996/january 1997
London FW Publications Ltd. 1997 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of color photos. Cover feature stories are: F1, Out of the Red; Mansell, True Brit; 250 MM; 456 GTA, Automatically Brilliant. This is the English edition of the periodical, which is also published in Italian and German. ; Remainder; Color Photographs; 8 1/4 x 11 3/4; 69+ pages; Black remainder mark on bottom. Cover has light rubbing and shelfwear, couple of small liquid ring. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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3 Gregorian Chants & Mysteries
No Place MSI:EARBOOK 2007 3940004049 / 9783940004048 Audio CD Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 11 1/4 x 11 1/4; Unpaginated pages; Hard cover is same cover art as DJ. Slight bumping. DJ has slight rubbing; in a mylar cover. Inside front cover is a special 2 layer inset, to hold 4 CDs. They lay completely flat inside the insets. WARNING: this DVD is in a pocket on rear cover, may not be playable on North American machines, but is set up in European/PAL format. This is a NEW book, with unplayed discs. Pages are clean and tight. Pages not numbered, ca. 120 pages. Most pages are full sized b/w photographs, many with a tinge of color. The small amount of text is also in German and Spanish. Oversized, 4#. 
Price: 25.75 USD
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4 John L. Stoddard's Lectures Volume 6
Boston Balch Bros. 1908 Half-Leather Very Good+ 
Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow Series; Vol. 6; B&W Illustrations; 6 14 x 9 14; 336 pages; VOLUME 6 ONLY. Hard bound is half leather, with leather corners and spine, marbled boards. Gold lettering on maroon leather spine. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers. Extremely attractive copy of this title. Silver/green monochrome end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Colored frontispiece, lavishly illustrated with b/w photographs. Covers Berlin; Vienna; St. Petersburg; Moscow. John Lawson Stoddard (1850-1931) was an American writer, hymn writer and lecturer who gained popularity through his travelogues. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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5 Lithography's First Half Century: The Age Of Goya And Delacroix Artists' Lithographs in Europe: 1801-1851
Boston Museum of Fine Arts 1996 0878464336 / 9780878464333 First Edition (?) Softcover New 
Published in 1996. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book, still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Exhibition catalogue for show in the Trustman Galleries, January 10-July 7, 1996, Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Illsutrated with 53 b/w lithographs from the exhibition, which had a total of 102 works shown. The cover has a print from 1829, 'Royal Tiger', by Eugene Delacroix. ; B&W Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; 56 pages 
Price: 11.25 USD
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6 Meadow Brook Hall Concours D'elegance: August 1, 1999 Official Program
No Publisher Listed. 1999 First Edition First Printing; Softcover Near Fine 
This is an official program from the internationally renowned Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance, held every year at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan, on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall, one of the largest private residences ever built in the US. It was the former home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of an auto baron. The pages are clean and tight; printed on glossy paper. Laid in is a brochure from Fine Art Models, Birmingham, Michigan. Extensively illustrated with dozens of color and b/w photographs. Includes a field map, list of 1999 entries, as well as 1998 winners. To see these spectacular cars, in all of their glory, on the property of this fabulous estate, is a definite highlight of the year. I looked through these programs and see at least 20, or more, cars I'd love to bring home with me--the roadsters get me every time! While the programs show very nominal edge wear, they appear to have been very lightly handled, and then put away immediately. Oversized, 3#; Meadow Brook Hall Concours D'Elegance Series; Photographs; 8 1/4 x 11; 192 pages; The covers have slight rubbing and edge wear on them. 
Price: 12.25 USD
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7 Meadow Brook Hall Concours D'elegance: August 6, 2000 Official Program
No Publisher Listed. 2000 First Edition First Printing; Softcover Very Good+ 
This is an official program from the internationally renowned Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance, held every year at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan, on the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall, one of the largest private residences ever built in the US. It was the former home of Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of an auto baron. The pages are clean and tight; printed on glossy paper. Laid in is a brochure from Fine Art Models, Birmingham, Michigan. Extensively illustrated with dozens of color and b/w photographs. Includes a field map, list of 2000 entries, as well as 1999 winners. To see these spectacular cars, in all of their glory, on the property of this fabulous estate, is a definite highlight of the year. I looked through these programs and see at least 20, or more, cars I'd love to bring home with me--the roadsters get me every time! While the programs show very nominal edge wear, they appear to have been very lightly handled, and then put away immediately. Oversized, 3#; Meadow Brook Hall Concours D'Elegance Series; Photographs; 8 1/4 x 11; 184 pages; The covers have slight rubbing and edge wear on them, upper right corner of front has missing 1 3/4 x 1 x 1 triangle. First page, first part of schedule of events, has page extending past rest of program and bent over. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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8 Munnings V. The Moderns Manchester Art Gallery 13 December 1986--25 January 1987
London Pittman Publishing 1986 Soft Cover Near Fine 
Exhibition Catalogue Series; B&W Illustrations; 6 X 8 1/4; 23 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tights appears as if unused. Illustrated with 27 b/w pictures. Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878 1959) was known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken enemy of Modernism. He often painted horses racing or hunting. The catalogue shows work by such 'Moderns' as John Bratby; Reg Butler; Lynn Chadwick; John Craxton; William Gear; Barbara Hepworth; Robert MacBryde; F. E. McWilliam; Henri Matisse; Henry Moore; Ben Nicholson; Pablo Picasso; Victor Pasmore; Graham Sutherland; Keith Vaughan; Bryan Winter. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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9 Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair Paintings, Furniture, Silver, Jewelry, Textiles & Objects; January 30- February 9,
Florida[?] International Fine Art Expositions 2003 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Cover is dark blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Brown, monochrome flower picture on endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; this appears as if unused. This is the auction catalog from one of the most prominent American art and antique fairs. Sections are: From the Organizers; Letters of Greeting; Norton Museum of Art; Index of Exhibitors; Exhibiting Galleries; Advertisements; Future Expositions; Acknowledgements. All of the items, along with the extensive description, are accompanied by a color photo. The items are gorgeous, some of them very exotic, and makes one wish you could just zip down there for the next fair and start bidding. Even has pages for notes at the back. Oversized, 4#. ; Color Photographs; 9 x 12; 155+ pages; Cover has slight bumping. DJ has some light bumping and rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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10 Rheims and the Battle for its Possession, A panoramic History and Guide [Michelin Illustrated Guides to the Battlefields ]
Clermont-ferrand, France Michelin & Co. 1919 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
1914-1918 Series; B&W maps & photographs; 5 1/4 x 8 1/4; 176 pages; Soft cover looks like stiff boars, but is flexible. Has bumping, rubbing, scuffing, sunning. Pages have sunning, bumping, some light corner creasing. DJ has many small tears and nicks, sunning, rubbing, scuffing, bumping. Pages are overall, clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w maps and photographs, many of them showing the destruction wrought by the recently concluded war. 2 page color map of Rheims, and a b/w floor plan of the ancient cathedral. Very interesting view of touring France, very shortly after the conclusion of World War I, which was devastating to France. The book is dedicated "In memory of the Michelin employees and workmen who died gloriously for their country". One of a series of Michelin Guides to the Battlefields 1914-1918. 
Price: 21.25 USD
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11 The Masterwork Treasury of Great Prints and Printmakers Collector's Edition - A Remarkable Compendium of World-Renowned Masters - Daumier, Goya, Cassatt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Corot, Piranesi
New York Collector's Guild 1970 Reprint; Soft Cover Near Fine 
Soft cover is faux leather, burgundy with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. A collection of reprinted articles, originally published between 1910-1920, in 'The Print-Collector's Quarterly'. Illustrated with b/w pictures. Each of the sections is numbered separately, ranging from 16 pages to 64 pages. "Please Note: Each individual article is paged independently to uphold the uniqueness of each subject and author". Each written by a different authority. States limited to 10000 copies. ; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8; 206+ pages; Cover has slight bumping. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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12 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Edition Pictorial History Of The Second World War, Volume ! First and Second Year
No Place Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. 1948 First Edition Thus Reprint; Hard Cover Very Good 
Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine; gold blind stamp of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA on the front [VFA]. FIRST VOLUME ONLY. Endpapers are color with illustrations from various battle arenas. Overall pages are clean and tight, with very slight signs of careful wear. Begins with 3 September 1939 through September 1941. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and maps. ; A Photographic Record of All Theaters of Action Chronologically Arranged, Volume 1 Series; Vol. 1; B & W illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; 512 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, sunning, faded spine, black spots on bottom of text block, faint wet mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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13 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Edition Pictorial History Of The Second World War, Volume 3 The Fifth Year
No Place Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. 1948 First Edition Thus Reprint; Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine; gold blind stamp of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA on the front [VFA]. THIRD VOLUME ONLY. Endpapers are color with illustrations from various battle arenas. Overall pages are clean and tight, with very slight signs of careful use. Begins with September 1943 through 1 September 1944. Sections are: Story, September Through February; Picture History, September--February; Story, March Through August; Picture History, March --August. Pages 1031 through 1535. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and maps. ; A Photographic Record of all Theaters of Action Chronologically Arranged, Volume 3 Series; Vol. 3; B & W illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; 434 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, sunning, faded spine, black spots on bottom of text block, weak hinges. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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14 Veterans Of Foreign Wars Edition Pictorial History Of The Second World War, Volume 4 The Sixth Year
No Place Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. 1948 First Edition Thus Reprint; Hardcover Very Good+ 
Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine; gold blind stamp of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the USA on the front [VFA]. FOURTH VOLUME ONLY. Endpapers are color with illustrations from various battle arenas. Overall pages are clean and tight, with very slight signs of careful wear. Begins with September 1944 through September 1945. Sections are: Story, September Through February; Picture History, September--February; Story, March Through August; Picture History, March --August. Pages 1543 through 2047. Extensively illustrated with hundreds of b/w photographs and maps. ; A Photographic Record of all Theaters of Action Chronologically Arranged, Volume 4 Series; Vol. 4; B & W illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; 544 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, sunning, faded spine, black spots on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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15 A S I L [ASIL] Club, Ed. ; Foreword by Georg Olms ASIL Arabians The Noble Arabian Horses; Fourth Edition: in English and German
Hildesheim, Germany ASIL Club/Georg Olms 1993 3487083493 / 9783487083490 Fourth Edition Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
Cover is black board with gold lettering and club logo on front in German and English; on spine in German, English and Arabic. End pages illustrated. Application form for club laid in at rear. Magnificently illustrated with 500+, mostly color, pictures. Foreword by W. Georg Olms. Printed in Italy. Pages are clean and tight; printed on glossy paper. This is a NEW book! DJ is NEW; and also in cardboard slipcase, also NEW. Book originally sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap, removed to check the book, but book will be put back into it. All of the comments on the DJ are in German; there are comments by Dr. Helmut Kohl; Prince Chaled al Feisal; Gen. Kurt Albrecht [noted expert on dressage]; Gen. Pierre Durand, Chief Rider of the Cadre Noir in Saumur, France. The sections of the book are: ASIL Arabians; Stud Book; ASIL Club List of Members and List of Horses. The book is written in German and English, with the English on the left [verso] page, and the German on the right [recto] page. Part Two, the Stud Book of Selected ASIL Arabians, with pedigrees and photos of horses owned by members of the Asil Club. Also a section on Outstanding Breeds Owing to the Best of Sires: the ASIL Arabians. These breeds include: English Thoroughbred, Anglo-Arabian [Thoroughbred/Arabian cross], Lipizzaner [with commentary by Gen. Kurt Albrecht], Trakehner, Hannoverian. An absolutely gorgeous book that any lover of Arabians would adore to have in their collection. The Arabian has been influential in many breeds; all thoroughbreds anywhere in the world trace back to three foundation Arabian stallions; many breeds, when they wish to upgrade or lighten the build of that breed, will cross to Arabians. The Andalusian and Lusitano breeds of Iberia have a huge amount of Arabian in their background, as well as the wild mustangs of the American west, many of them descended from the Arabian crossed horses the conquistadors brought over with them. Very overweight, ships at 8#. Alibris media mail shipping only. Very scarce book. ; Color Illustrations; 7 1/4 x 11 1/4; 923 pages 
Price: 92.50 USD
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The Black Death  The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents, Aberth, John
16 Aberth, John The Black Death The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents
Boston Bedford/St. Martin's 2005 031240087X / 9780312400873 Paperback Near Fine 
Bedford Cultural Editions Series Series; B&W Map & Illustrations; 8.10 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches; xv, 199 pages; Soft cover has a white spine, with black lettering. Slight rubbing, bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Ilustrated with 1 b/w map and 7 b/w pictures. "This is an excellent collections of sources. The selected texts are well chosen, often otherwise unavailable, comprehensive in the views they present, and long enogh to be very useful. The inclusion of sources from throughout Europe and the Middle East is excellent and fills a gap". 7 chapters, each with their own citations at the end; appendices; bibliography; index. 
Price: 16.25 USD
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Wings Over Illinois, Abney, Arthur E.
17 Abney, Arthur E. Wings Over Illinois
Carbondale, IL Southern Illinois University Press 2007 0809327686 / 9780809327683 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Except for first 14 leaves, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 8 b/w photographs. Foreword by David NewMyer. "...is a thoughtful look back at a wonderful career in aviation spanning World War II, the postwar period...worked with American Airlines...has accompanied hiw own memoir with colorful hangar stories {end of day flight tales told in the hangar}...." ; B&W Illustrations; 0.9 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; xv, 260 pages; Cover has very slight bumping. First 14 leafs have crinkling/crumpling in upper half, which lessens from front end paper to last affected leaf. DJ in a mylar cover. 
Price: 37.75 USD
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18 Abrahams, Roger, editor Afro-American Folktales Stories from Black Traditions in the New World
New York Pantheon 1985 0394728858 / 9780394728858 First Edition First Printing; Paperback Near Fine 
Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; xxii, 327 pages; Soft cover has a grey spine with grey and red lettering. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...masterful survey of taletelling in the black world by showing the vital forms African stories took as they entered the New World. These 107 tales come from the canefields of the antebellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary Philadelphia...." 
Price: 9.50 USD
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19 Aikman, Lonnelle Rider With Destiny: George Washington
Mclean, VA Link Press, Publishers 1983 0912991011 / 9780912991016 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Softcover is heavy cardboard; black ground with gold lettering on front and spine. Blue monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of b/w drawings and photographs. Sections are: Behind Myth and Monument; a Capital is Born; "My Own Vine and Fig Tree"; bibliography; index. Oversized, 3#. ; B & W illustrations; 9 x 12; 173 pages; Cover has shelf wear, light rubbing/scuffing, bumping and some minor, shallow scratches towards the bottom of the rear cover. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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20 Aldebaran Conquest Of Coomassie; An Epic Of The Mashanti Nation
Los Angeles Worth While Publishing Company/Coomassie Pulishing Co. , California 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Illustrated by Henry M. Brooks 
Hard cover is light tan colored with dark brown lettering on front. Overall, pages are clean and tight; stitched binding. Extremely scarce book. Frontispiece is a b/w photograph of the author, 'Aldebaran,' probably a psuedonym. Illustrated with 9, tissued protected b/w drawings. Book is written as poetry, with 5 cantos. On the title page is a sticker, with 'Coomassie Publishing Co. , Los Angeles, Calif. , U. S. A. ' on it. "Against the glorious background of culture, under the rule "of wisdom, truth, and right," is thrown the pitiful picture of a money-mad world; where the rapacity of Insatiable greed bankrupts the human soul..." in the preface, by George S. Grant. In the introduction is found "...the great United States of West Africa now a British possession, and referred to as 'Ashanti and Ashantee,' is written in the Ochi tongue, M'shanti, and called by themselves, Mashanti, which orthography I shall adhere to, except when quoting other writers..." Ashanti was one of the few African states able to offer serious resistance to European colonizers. Between 1823 and 1896, Britain fought four wars against the Ashanti kings (the Anglo-Ashanti Wars). In 1900, the British finally defeated the kingdom and incorporated it into the Gold Coast colony as a protectorate. The Ashanti comprise ca. 20% of the population of modern Ghana. ; B&W Illustrations; 4 3/4 x 6 1/4; xxiv, 97 pages; Hard cover has rubbing/scuffing, bumping, shelf wear, finger sized, shallow indentation on back cover; some spotting along the spine, gift inscription, tidily written in ink, inside front cover, dated 1935. Owner's name written along gutter, inside back cover, dated 1935. Pages in the introduction have some notes and marks in light purple [probably with a fountain pen]. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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