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Egyptology: Search For The Tomb Of Osiris: Being The Journal Of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926, Andrew, Ian & Dugald Steer
1 Andrew, Ian & Dugald Steer Egyptology: Search For The Tomb Of Osiris: Being The Journal Of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926
Cambridge, MA Candlewick Press 2004 0763626384 / 9780763626389 Hardcover New Illustrated by Emily Sands, Nick Harris, Helen Ward 
B & W and Color; 1.1 x 12 x 10.3 Inches; 32 pages; Hardcover is gold with gold lettering on front and black lettering on spine. Multi-colored bird in center of front. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs, letters in envelopes, moveable pieces, etc. "Written as an amateur Egyptologist's travel journal from 1926, each spread covers a distinct area of antiquity and is mainly factual in content, except for the author's chatty asides. The type resembles that of an old manual typewriter and the photos, reproductions, and sketches make the journal seem more realistic. There are papyrus pull-outs, pop-up art, minibooks, and fold-out maps and an envelope in the back with period postcards, ticket stubs, etc. " by Carol Wichman. Very oversized, 5#. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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2 Card, Orson Scott; Prentice Alvin: The Tales Of Alvin Maker, Book III: Abridged Read by Nana Visitor
Los Angeles Newstar Media Inc. 1999 0787118419 / 9780787118419 New 
Sealed in publisher's shrink wrap. This is an abridged audio version of the book. It's on 4 cassettes with a run time of ca. 6 hours. Read by Nana Visitor, the actress who played Major, later Colonel, Kira on the TV program Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for it's entire run. Orson Card is a multiple Hugo and Nebula award winner. "Using the lore and folk-magic of the men and women who settled a continent, and the beliefs of the tribes who were there before them...has created an alternate frontier America. When Alvin arrives in Hatrack River to take up his apprenticeship with Makepeace Smith and learn to be a blacksmith, he finds that nothing is as he expected..." ; Tales of Alvin Maker Series; Audio Tape; 1 x 7.25 x 3.75 Inches; Minor scuffing to the shrinkwrap. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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3 Chun, Tien; Introduction by Edgar Snow Village In August [China's Great War Novel]
Cleveland The World Publishing Co. /Tower Books Edition 1943 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Intro by Edgar Snow. Cover is red with black lettering on the spine. Has some bumping, edge wear and rubbing at top and bottom of spine. DJ has some edge wear, rubbing, bumping, series of small tears along top and bottom edges, a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece missing from top of back and another small section is gone from bottom at the back; in a Brodart cover. Inscription in black ink at bottom of front end paper. Pages are clean and tight with some sunning to edges. Story of Chinese resistance in the mountainous Northern part of the country to the Japanese invasion. This is the first modern Chinese novel translated into English. ; 8vo ; 313 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Dann, John C. (Edited by) One Hundred And One Treasures From The Collections Of The William L. Clements Library. A Celebration Of Seventy-Five Years 1923-1998
Ann Arbor, Michigan Clements Library, University of Michigan 1998 1881606015 / 9781881606017 First Edition (?) Paperback Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 9 1/4 x 12 1/4; 179 pages; Signed and inscibed inside front end paper: 'To Linda Chapman, fellow library ______, With best wishes, John C Dann. ', Hard cover is blue with blue lettering on front and spine. Matching DJ, in a mylar cover. Very faint rubbing. Blue endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. 'In 1920, Clements offered his collection to the University of Michigan, along with $175,000 (plus $15,000 for furnishings and equipment) to build a suitable home for it. Noted Detroit architect Albert Kahn (1869-1942) designed the Clements Library in the Italian Renaissance style, based on Vignola's casino for the Villa Farnese, ca.1587, in Caprarola, Italy. In Kahn's plan, the casino, a one-story building, was enlarged to two stories, the roof flattened, the windows lengthened, and an elegant triple-arched entrance created. Finally, Kahn further ornamented the limestone exterior with relief sculpture and inlaid marble, the whole resulting in a building of extraordinary beauty and architectural coherence...As his personal fortune grew, Clements cultivated a passion for history and rare books, concentrating on Americana, particularly books written contemporaneously with the events they describe—the primary sources for early American history....concentrating on two periods of American history—the discovery, exploration, and colonization of America by Europeans from the 15th through the 17th centuries, and late 18th century colonial and revolutionary America....opened in 1923 with the gift of Clements' extraordinary Americana collection ~~ 20,000 volumes of rare books, 2,000 volumes of early newspapers, several hundred maps, and the papers of Lord Shelburne, the British Prime Minister who negotiated the peace ending the Revolutionary War'. Illustrated with 100+ b/w facsimiles of the precious items in this wonderful archive. A truly beautiful and singular building in the center of U Michigan Ann Arbor main campus. Oversized, 4#. ; Signed by Editor 
Price: 41.25 USD
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Belmont Castle Or Suffering Sensibility Theobold Wolfe Tone & Divers Hands, Deane, Marion, Ed.
5 Deane, Marion, Ed. Belmont Castle Or Suffering Sensibility Theobold Wolfe Tone & Divers Hands
Dublin The Lilliput Press 1998 1901866068 / 9781901866063 First Edition (?) Softcover Near Fine 
Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. "Among the possessions seized from Theobold Wolfe Tone upon his arrest I 1798 were two copies of 'Belmont Castle', the epistolary novel he wrote and published with his friends Richard Jebb and John Radcliffe in 1790...satirizing the lives of several prominent figures of the Anglo-Irish establishment and redressing a painful love affair from Tone's past...in a tour de force of scholarly recovery, Marion Deane's introduction and annotations guide us through a labyrinth of truth, half-truth and innuendo. Deane shows that Tone composed more than half the novel...based on Tone's own infatuation with Lady Elizabeth Vesey...shedding new light on the lives of the great and good...and on Tone himself in the years before he embraced revolutionary politics". ; 5 1/4 x 8 1/2; 143 pages; Cover has shelf wear, bumping, rubbing. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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6 Divono, Sharman and Hiroshi Hirata Samurai: Son Of Death Eclipse Graphic Novel No. 14
Forestville, CA Eclipse Books 1987 0913035300 / 9780913035306 Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Hiroshi Hirata 
Softcover is heavy paper. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated on each page with many frames in b/w drawings. "...combines the history of one of feudal Japan's greatest battles with a new legend of a dead samurai warrior miraculously restored to life..." ; B&W Illustrations; 6 1/2 x 10 1/4; 45+ pages; Cover has light rubbing/scuffing, some bumping and shelf wear. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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7 editors Of Equus Magazine [Selected by] Straight From The Heart II [two] More True Stories of Remarkable Encounters with Once-In-A-Lifetime Horses
Gaithersburg, MD Primedia Equine Network 2003 1929164181 / 9781929164189 Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Pamela Wildermuth 
Softcover is heavy, glazed paper. Pages are clean and tight; book appears almost as if unused. Illustrated with 14 b/w drawings. Several dozen authors contributed short stories to this collection. Book is divided into sections: The Stuff of Dreams; Tried and Tested; Comfort and Joy; Thanks for the Memories. All of those section titles describe my life with horses, and I'm sure most horse lovers will identify with them! ; B & W illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 180 pages; Cover has light rubbing/scuffing, some shallow creasing on the covers. Front endpaper and title page also have minor lower corner crease. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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8 Ferris, James Cody; Gretta, J Clemens The X Bar X Boys At The Strange Rodeo; #14
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1935 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretta 
Red hard cover with green, stamped lettering on front and spine. Green topstain on textblock. Green, monochrome end papers. B/W frontispiece. Illustrator's name, Gretta, misspelled, on title page, as 'Gretter'. Last 6 pages are ads for other series by this publiser. "Thrilling tales of the great west, told primarily for boys but which will be read by all who love mystery, rapid action, and adventures in the great open spaces. The Manley Boys, Roy and Teddy, are the sons of an old ranchman, the owner of many thousands of head of cattle. The lads know how to ride, how to shoot, and how to take care of themselves under any and all circumstances. The cowboys of the X Bar X ranch are real cowboys, on the job when required but full of fun and daring--a bunch any reader will be delighted to know." - Grosset & Dunlap advertisement. #14 in a series of 20 books. ; The X Bar X Boys Series Series; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/4 x 7 3/4; iv, 212 pages; Hard cover has light rubbing, shelf wear, bumping, sunning, faint discoloration on a few pages and end papers; pages 155-172 creased at top. Missing the DJ. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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9 Fiennes, Sir Ranulph LIVING DANGEROUSLY
London MACMILLAN 1987 0333444175 / 9780333444177 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B & W and Color and Maps; 9.92 X 7.56 X 1.02 inches; viii, 263 pages; SIGNED. Hard cover is blue with gold lettering spine. Light shelf wear, rubbing. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, scuffing; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Extensively illustrated with 61 color and 13 b/w photographs and 11 b/w maps. Gift inscription from author on title page: WITH VERY BEST WISHES, RANULPH FIENNES, 19TH OCTOBER, 1987. "Fiennes [t b. 1944] took numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world's greatest living explorer". According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world's greatest living explorer".2 appendices; index. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 31.25 USD
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10 Gage, Cully Heads and Tales A Third Northwoods Reader
Autrain, MI Avery Color Studios 1982 093221228X / 9780932212283 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good Illustrated by Susan Van Riper Krill 
B&W Illustrations; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.50 inches; 127 pages; Soft cover has a tan spine with black lettering. Shelf wear to covers, light creasing, w/ some rub marks on back. Pages are clean and tight. Charmingly illustrated with scattered b/w drawings. Another in the series on Michigan life by Gage. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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11 Gage, Cully Heads And Tales A Third Northwoods Reader
Autrain, MI Avery Color Studios 1982 093221228X / 9780932212283 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Illustrated by Susan Van Riper Krill 
Ex-Libris; B&W Illustrations; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.50 inches; 127 pages; Soft cover has a tan spine with black lettering. Minor shelf wear to covers, w/ some rub marks on back. Embossed stamp from private library of former owner on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight. Charmingly illustrated with scattered b/w drawings. Another in the series on Michigan life by Gage. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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12 Gage, Cully The Northwoods Reader Contains the Comlete Books of the Original #2, 6 & 7
Gwinn, MI Avery Color Studios 2002 1892384159 / 9781892384157 First Edition (?) Softcover Very Good- Illustrated by Cully Gage 
Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w drawings. This reprint from 1983. "Memories of tales that actually occurred, of people in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, around the turn of the century". First in the series. There are seven books from this series listed. ; Northwoods Reader Series; Vol. 3; B&W Illustrations; 7 x 10; 304 pages; Soft cover has tannish spine with black lettering. This volume includes the texts of books 2, 6 & 7. Cully Gage is the psuedonym of renowned speech pathologist Dr. Charles Gage Van Riper (1905 – 1994). "Relive the early days through the Northwoods Readers. They portray people--real people! ! They live and walk these pages, speak and act as real people speak and act....Cully 'captured' people, suspended them in time and space and committed them to paper..." For a look at the UP [Upper Peninsula of Michigan] and northern Michigan, these are great books. Those parts of the state can be quite different from the big cities of Metro Detroit, here they are captured with love, affection and charm by Gage. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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13 Gibson, James Anasazi Princess: A Novel
Fayetteville, NC Old Mountain Press, Inc. 2001 1931575037 / 9781931575034 First Edition First Printing; Softcover Near Fine 
Cover is heavy glazed paper. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Stated first edition. "More than a year has passed when Caleb Stone, prodigal son of J. E. Stone, learns of his father's murder by nightriders....Caleb's return upsets the uneasy balance of power among the ranchers adn he finds few friends and little help...Caleb finds peace w/ the Huastecs, and comes to care for Shanni, but knows they can have no life together until he deals with his enemies....However, unknown to Caleb, circumstances force the Huastecs to begin their journey while he's in Mancos battling to bring his father's murderers to justice...caught between two worlds, Caleb pushes for a showdown with his foes so that he can protect Shanni and the Huastecs before time runs out". ; 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 ; 193 pages; Cover has minor shelf wear and rubbing. Crease in upper corner of back. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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14 Goldstein, Lawrence (Editor) Michigan Quarterly Review A Special Issue - Arthur Miller - Volume XXXVII, Number 4 - Fall 1998
Ann Arbor, Michigan The University of Michigan 1998 Soft Cover Very Good+ Illustrated by Inge Morath and Magnum Photos 
Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper. White spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 21 b/w photographs. Arthur Asher Miller ( 1915 – 2005) ] was a prolific American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1938. This special edition of the review has articles by 25 authors, on many aspects of one of the most celebrated American playwrights. Miller was honored with the following awards: University of Michigan Hopwood Award for Creative Writing, No Villain (1936) ; University of Michigan Hopwood Award for Creative Writing, Honors at Dawn (1937) ; Theater Guild Award, The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944) ; Tony Award, All My Sons (1947) ; New York Drama Circle Critic's Award, All My Sons (1947) ; Tony Award, Death of a Salesman (1949) ; Pulitzer Prize, Death of a Salesman (1949) ; New York Drama Circle Critic's Award, Death of a Salesman (1949) ; Tony Award, The Crucible (1953) ; Honorary degree, University of Michigan (1956) John F. Kennedy Award for Lifetime Achievement (1984) ; Emmy, Playing for Time (1980). ; Vol. 27; B&W Photographs; 6 X 9; 281+ pages; Cover has light rubbing/scuffing. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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15 Grace, Tom The Secret Cardinal
New York Vanguard Press 2007 1593154569 / 9781593154561 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
AUTHOR SIGNED on title page. Hard cover is red with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "Inspired by true events....ex-Nay SEAL Nolan Kilkenny returns in an adventure that races from the grandeur of the Vatican across the vastness of Asia, ultimately involving China, the Mafia, and the conclave of cardinals that will elect the next pope..."; 1.4 x 9.7 x 6.5 Inches; 345 pages; Faint rubbing. DJ in mylar cover. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 17.75 USD
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A Stranger Shore, Greenway, Betty
16 Greenway, Betty A Stranger Shore
Lanham, MD Scarecrow Press 1998 0810834693 / 9780810834699 Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
9.24 X 6.44 X 0.80 inches; xx, 185 pages; Hard cover is blue cloth with gold lettering on front and spine. Light rubbing to front and back covers. This is a NEW book, with some shelf wear. No DJ, as issued. Pages are clean and tight. Maureen Mollie Hunter McIlwraith, known as Mollie Hunter 1922 – 2012) [1] was a Scottish writer. She wrote fantasy for children, historical stories for young adults and realistic novels for adults. A passionate Scot, many of her works are inspired by Scottish history, or by Scottish/Irish folklore with elements of magic and fantasy. She was an award winning author. Index. 
Price: 41.25 USD
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17 Hancock, H. Irving; Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz; or, Fighting with the U.S. Navy in Mexico
Akron, OH Saalfield Publishing Company 1914 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Hardcover is grey with black lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; sewn binding. B/W frontispiece. Harrie Irving Hancock (1866? -1922) was an American chemist and writer, mainly remembered as an author of children's literature, including several book series, as well as stories in periodicals. These tended to have an American, patriotic theme. The Dave Darrin Series appears to contain 6 titles, from ca. 1914-1919. ; The Dave Darrin Series Series; 5 1/4 x 7 3/4; 212 pages; Cover has some shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing on edges and front and back, bumping, light browning of pages. No DJ. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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18 Hemon, Louis Maria Chapdelaine: In A New Translation By Alan Brown Limited English Edition
Plattsburgh, NY Tundra Books 1989 0887762360 / 9780887762369 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Gilles Tibo 
Cover is tan colored with lighter tan title on front; light tan lettering on spine. Wheat colored end papers. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Copyright page states: This edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies in English of which this is Copy Number _____; no number is filled in. "Louis Hemon's classic novel of French Canda in a magnificent new edition. A collector's book limited to 1000 numbered copies. Newly illustrated by artist Gilles Tibo in 60 starkly beautiful drawings that evoke the poetry and poignancy of Maria's heroic people. Newly translated by Alan Brown, one of Canada's leading translators, using Hemon's original text; introduced by Quebec writer Roch Carrier in a new appreciation". Really great tale of Canada's, more specifically, Quebec's, settlers and the travails they faced. Oversized. ; B&W Illustrations; 9 1/4 x 12 1/2; 93+ pages; Cover has light bumping and edge wear. DJ ha slight edge wear, rubbing/scuffing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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19 Henty, G. A. By Pike & Dyke A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic
Mill Hall, PA Preston-Speed Publications 1996 1887159045 / 9781887159043 First Edition Thus First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Maynard Brown 
Works of G. A. Henty Series; B&W maps & Illustrations; 8.30 X 5.28 X 1.16 inches; 351 pages; Hard cover is red cloth with gold lettering on front and spine. Other than a name sticker on front end paper, book is clean and tight, and appears as if unused, still crisp. Illustrated with b/w drawings and maps. George Alfred Henty ( 1832 – 1902) , was a prolific British novelist and a special [ now referred to as 'war'] correspondent. Best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. Henty's work is indeed full of racial (and class) stereotypes", was a prolific British novelist and a special [ now referred to as 'war'] correspondent. Best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. Henty's work is I full of racial (and class) stereotypes", was a prolific British novelist and a special [ now referred to as 'war'] correspondent. Best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. Henty's work is full of racial (and class) stereotypes", was a prolific British novelist and a special [ now referred to as 'war'] correspondent. Best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. Henty's work is full of racial (and class) stereotypes, many of which were current in novels, such as those by Mark Twain, and even sociology books, into the first half of the 20th century. Originally published in 1889 by Blackie & Son, London, 1889. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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20 Herman, Charlotte How Yussel Caught the Gefilte Fish A Shabbos Story
New York Dutton Children's Books 1999 0525454497 / 9780525454496 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Katya Krenina 
Hardcover is illustrated, glazed boards. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Pages are not numbered. Lavishly illustrated with exuberant, colorful paintings. Includes a glossary and recipe for gefilte fish. "But in a satisfying ending that captures Yussel's flash of revelation from his enlarged participation in this family occasion, it is really the Sabbath that works its miracles....story springs from the sort of universal traditions that draw people close and create in children both memory and understanding....." Lovely juvenile tale. ; Color Illustrations; 8 3/4 x 11 1/4; Unpaginated pages; Cover has light bumping; tidy, pen gift inscription near spine on front end paper. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, minor shelf wear. 
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