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1 The Brendan voyage / Tim Severin ; drawings by Trondur Patursson
New York New York : McGraw-Hill 1978 0070563357 / 9780070563353 Hard Cover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Trondur Patursson 
B & W and Color; 7 x 9 1/2; ix, 292 pages; Hard cover is blue with blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Previous owner's name, neatly written, on front end paper. Decorated endpapers. Illustrated with 47 color photographs, a 2 page b/w map of the voyage, and many b/w drawings. Pages are clean and tight. 'Could an Irish monk in the sixth century really have sailed all the way across the Atlantic in a small open boat, thus beating Columbus to the New World by almost a thousand years? Relying on the medieval text of St. Brendan, award-winning adventure writer Tim Severin painstakingly researched and built a boat identical to the leather curragh that carried Brendan on his epic voyage. He found a centuries-old, family-run tannery to prepare the ox hides in the medieval way; he undertook an exhaustive search for skilled harness makers (the only people who would know how to stitch the three-quarter-inch-thick hides together) ; he located one of the last pieces of Irish-grown timber tall enough to make the mainmast. But his courage and resourcefulness were truly tested on the open seas, including one heart-pounding episode when he and his crew repaired a dangerous tear in the leather hull by hanging over the side--their heads sometimes submerged under the freezing waves--to restitch the leather. A modern classic in the tradition of Kon-Tiki, The Brendan Voyage seamlessly blends high adventure and historical relevance'. 3 appendices. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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Wings Over Illinois, Abney, Arthur E.
2 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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3 Albom, Mitch Live Albom The Best of Detroit Free Press Sports Columnist Mitch Albom
Detroit, MI Detroit Free Press 1988 0937247065 / 9780937247068 First Edition (?) Paperback Near Fine 
8.80 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 294 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED MERRY XMAS! ! ENJOY---. Soft cover has grey spine with white lettering. Signed by author on half title page "Merry X-mas! Enjoy--Mitch Albom". Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Albom rose to fame here, in Detroit, with his award winning columns. I always look forward to reading them in the Detroit Free Press. "During his years in Detroit he became one of the most award-winning sports writers of his era; he was named best sports columnist in the nation a record 13 times by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and won best feature writing honors from that same organization a record seven times. No other writer has received the award more than once. He has won more than 200 other writing honors from organizations..." In additon to his sport columns, he's a noted author of other genre titles, as well as a playwright. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.75 USD
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4 Altick, Richard Daniel Of a Place and a Time Remembering Lancaster
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1991 0208023216 / 9780208023216 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8.86 X 5.84 X 0.84 inches; viii, 199 pages; Hard cover is rust colored with gold lettering on spine. Previous owner's name on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing/bumping. "The setting is Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the small and 'typical' city where Altick grew up between the world wars. Trains stopped there, Hamilton Watch Company produced fine craftsmanship; rich farmland [sic, farmed, in large part, by the Amish and Mennonite] surrounded the town; and there were enough characters to people a set of novels...." 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 Belasik, Paul The Essential Paul Belasik Riding Towards the Light; Exploring Dressage Technique; the Songs of Horses
North Pomfret, VT Trafalgar Square Publishing 2002 1570762120 / 9781570762123 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Cover is green with gold lettering on spine. Very faint shelf wear; DJ in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight . This is the first compilation of Paul's original three books, now bound together as one title. For anyone who rides dressage, wanting to know why, and how, and how to do it better, what should it feel like and look like, this is absolutely the most perfect book. In these three titles Paul takes you along on his journey, training with modern masters, reading and learning all he can about previous masters, always seeking the purest, best way to achieve the ultimate perfection of horse and rider as one, dancing partners, floating together in unison through the equestrian art of dressage. If you've had the privilege of watching Paul teach, and ride [I've luckily done so many times], you understand why he is truly to be considered a modern master. And if you've had the even rarer privilege of seeing Paul and Eli [the late St. Graal], doing the levade about 10 feet away from you [as I have], creating equestrian art with every move, from living flesh, including tempis, passage, piaffe, pirouettes, and so forth, then the tingle going up your spine makes you realize that riding perfection isn't just a fantasy, it does exist here on earth; alas, a dream achieved by the few, but eternally sought by most dressage riders. Paul writes as well as he rides, bringing you along on his quest and into his thoughts. He is included in Martin Diggle's 'Masters of Equitation' series [those titles are also available]; and with Dr. Hilary Clayton he has assisted in ground breaking studies of equine biomechanics and locomotion [Dr. Clayton's books are also available]. Excellent companion books to this title: Masters of Equitation on Trot; Masters of Equitation on Canter [both edited by Martin Diggle], and Conditioning Sport Horses, the classic by Dr. Hilary Clayton, ; B&W Illustrations; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; 128, 144, 125 pages 
Price: 105.25 USD
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6 Blocksma, Mary Lake Lover's Year A Writer Learns to Paint
Bay City, MI Beaver Island Arts 2001 0970857500 / 9780970857507 First Edition First Printing; Soft Cover Near Fine Illustrated by Mary Blocksma 
Color Illustrations; 9 X 6.10 X 0.50 inches; 144 pages; SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE BY AUTHOR. Soft cover has minor shelf wear and rubbing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Red spine with white lettering. Signed '? ? Jan---Best Wishes on printing your new book! Mary Blocksma'. Over 100 watercolor paintings of the Great Lakes by the author/artist. Paintings and journal entries cover locations from the northern tip of the lower peninsula of Michigan, not far from the Mackinaw Bridge, south to Saugatuck, an artists' colony on the southern coast of Lake Michigan. See why Michigan has rightly been called 'A Winter/Water Wonderlad.' ; Signed by Author 
Price: 46.75 USD
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7 Boldt, Harry The Dressage Horse/das Dressurpferd (English And German Edition)
2011 3885427605 / 9783885427605 1st Revised edition First Printing; Hardcover As New 
Color & B/W photographs; 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 1/1/4; 368 pages; NEW NEW NEW---still in publisher's shrinkwrap! Hardcover has a black background with a b/w photo of Herr Boldt on the cover. Black spine with white and blue lettering; no DJ, as issued. This is a dual language book; German on the left column, English on the right column. This new and expanded edition contains all of the hundreds of superb, original b/w photographs and diagrams, plus the text from the original 1978 German language book. Additionally, it contains a new section: From Goodwood to Kentucky and Rotterdam--33 years of dressage history. This section has color photographs, and is broken down into the Eighties; the Nineties; the New Century. It concludes with the 2010 World Equestrian Games, held in Kentucky [USA]. Index; about the author. Translations by: Ben Gladwell, Dr. Selene Scarsi and Dr. Charlotte Goodall. Very oversized/overweight; 5#. 
Price: 83.75 USD
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8 Boldt, Harry The Dressage Horse/das Dressurpferd (English And German Edition)
2011 3885427605 / 9783885427605 1st Revised edition First Printing; Hardcover As New 
Color & B/W photographs; 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 1/1/4; 368 pages; NEW NEW NEW ---still in publisher's shrinkwrap! Hardcover ihas a black background with a b/w photo of Herr Boldt on the cover. Black spine with white and blue lettering; no DJ, as issued. This is a dual language book; German on the left column, English on the right column. This new and expanded edition contains all of the hundreds of superb, original b/w photographs and diagrams, plus the text from the original 1978 German language book. Additionally, it contains a new section: From Goodwood to Kentucky and Rotterdam--33 years of dressage history. This section has color photographs, and is broken down into the Eighties; the Nineties; the New Century. It concludes with the 2010 World Equestrian Games, held in Kentucky [USA]. Index; about the author. Translations by: Ben Gladwell, Dr. Selene Scarsi and Dr. Charlotte Goodall. Very oversized/overweight; 5#. 
Price: 83.75 USD
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9 Boldt, Harry The Dressage Horse/das Dressurpferd (English And German Edition)
2011 3885427605 / 9783885427605 1st Revised edition First Printing; Hardcover As New 
Color & B/W photographs; 9 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 1/1/4; 368 pages; NEW NEW NEW---still in publisher's shrinkwrap! Hardcover ihas a black background with a b/w photo of Herr Boldt on the cover. Black spine with white and blue lettering; no DJ, as issued. This is a dual language book; German on the left column, English on the right column. This new and expanded edition contains all of the hundreds of superb, original b/w photographs and diagrams, plus the text from the original 1978 German language book. Additionally, it contains a new section: From Goodwood to Kentucky and Rotterdam--33 years of dressage history. This section has color photographs, and is broken down into the Eighties; the Nineties; the New Century. It concludes with the 2010 World Equestrian Games, held in Kentucky [USA]. Index; about the author. Translations by: Ben Gladwell, Dr. Selene Scarsi and Dr. Charlotte Goodall. Very oversized/overweight; 5#. 
Price: 83.75 USD
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10 Boraston, J. H. Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches
London J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1920 Hardcover Very Good 
December 1915 - April 1919 Series; B/w Maps and pictures; 7 x 10 1/4 x 2; xvi, 374 pages; Hard cover is red cloth with gold lettering on spine. Light rubbing, bumping, sunning and scuffing to boards. Foxing on front and rear free end papers. Pages are clean and tight. Illusrated with 35 b/w maps and bound in b/w map at rear of book of 'General Battle Situation on Western Front on 25th September 1918'. Illusrated with 35 b/w maps and bound in b/w map at rear of book of 'General Battle Situation on Western Front on 25th September 1918'. First published in 1919." When Douglas Haig was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies operating in France and Flanders in December 1915 (succeeding Sir John French) he was expected to follow in the tradition of his predecessors with the periodical submittal of despatches from the Front, each detailing the progress of his armies' campaigns since the last such report". Index. 
Price: 43.75 USD
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11 Bosiljevac, T.L. SEALs UDT/ SEAL Operations In Vietnam
Boulder, CO Paladin Press 1990 0873645316 / 9780873645317 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B/w maps and photographs; 8.60 X 5.70 X 1.10 inches; xiii, 256 pages; Hard cover is black with silver lettering on spine. Light bumping to boards. DJ has light wear, rubbing/scuffing, 3/8" creasing in upper corner of front; pages 203-210 have shallow bottom crease. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 6 b/w maps and 40 b/w photographs. " I 'm U. S. Navy CDR (ret) T. L. "Bad Bo" Bosiljevac(SEAL). If anyone had told me when I enlisted as an E-1 in the Army in 1974 - and believe me, I'd rarely seen the ocean at that time, much less ever distance swam in it - that someday I would become the Commanding Officer of SEAL Team FOUR, I would have told them they were eating peyote buttons. Take a look at this first rate crew. ...There wasn't a mission they couldn't tackle. And I was handed the honor to command them. ..It doesn't get any better than this. SEAL Mathematics: "Opportunity + Motivation = High Adventure?"You better believe it! HOOYAH! !". SEAL Mathematics: "Opportunity + Motivation = High Adventure?"You better believe it! HOOYAH! !". SEAL Mathematics: "Opportunity + Motivation = High Adventure?"You better believe it! HOOYAH! !". SEAL Mathematics: "Opportunity + Motivation = High Adventure?"You better believe it! HOOYAH! !". 
Price: 10.25 USD
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12 Brown, Ramona Allen Memories of 'Abdu'l-Baha Recollections of the Early Days of the Baha'i Faith in California
Wilmette, IL Baha'i Publishing Trust 1980 0877431280 / 9780877431282 First Edition First Printing; Paperback New 
B&W Photographs; 8.40 X 5.40 X 0.60 inches; Soft cover is white with blue lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Illsutrated with 25 b/w photographs. "....is a moving account of the early days fo the Baha'i Faith in California, days highlighted by the visit in 1912 of 'Abdu' l-Baha, the son of the Prophet-Founder of the Bahai' Faith. The author [1889-1975] speaks from a unique vantage point, for she was one of the earliest Baha'is in the San Francisco area and thus witnessed some of the first stirring of the Baha'i Faith in California. Drawing on her own recollections and on letters and notes gathered over the years, she takes the reader back to those early days...." Notes; index. 
Price: 51.75 USD
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An Uncrowded Place  The Delights and Dilemmas of Life Up North and a Young Man's Search for Home, Butz, Bob
13 Butz, Bob An Uncrowded Place The Delights and Dilemmas of Life Up North and a Young Man's Search for Home
Ann Arbor, Michigan Huron River Press 2008 1932399216 / 9781932399219 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is dark green with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. DJ in a mylar cover. "While intricately linked writings in this book are all centered around life in one small northern Michigan town, in the end Butz creates a portrait of place that ultimately transcends regional boundaries. Poignant and funny...speaks to the trifles and heartaches that make life worth living, and to every wandering soul looking for a place to call home..." ; 0.7 x 9.1 x 6.1 Inches; viii, 150 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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14 Calhoun, C. Raymond Tin Can Sailor Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945
Annapolis, MD Naval Institute Press/Bluejackets 2000 1557502285 / 9781557502285 First Edition Thus Paperback New 
Bluejacket Books Series; B&W Illustrations; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.80 inches; xv, 198 pages; Soft cover has a blue spine with black and white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. NEW book. Illustrated with b/w photographs. "...one of the best navy books in many years, and possibly the best on destroyer action in the Pacific in World War II. ...magnificent account of his experiences on the STERETT (DD 407) in many of the historic air and sea engagements which we sitll find fascinating more than 50 years later". Appendices; index. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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15 Cappel, Constance Hemingway in Michigan
No Place Vermont Crossroads Press 1977 0915248131 / 9780915248131 Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Photographs; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 224 pages; Soft cover is orange, with black lettering on spine. Cover has sunning, light rubbing, shelf wear, bumping. Some foxing to edges of text block, half title page, and last page. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 14 b/w photographs. Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954." This book is a biographical account of Hemingway's early years in northern Michigan... Includes three of Hemingway's short stories originally published in the Oak Park (Ill. ) --High School Tabula and here reprinted for the first time". Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 11.25 USD
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16 Clancy, Sean Saratoga Days
Newark, DE Steeple Chase Times Pub 2000 0970256000 / 9780970256003 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover New in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 228 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED ON FROND END PAPER. Hard cover is picture on glazed boards. Green spine with white lettering . NEW. Book is pristine, pages clean and tight. DJ has light bumping at top of spine, sligh rubbing; in a mylar cover. Illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. Written while Clancy was still riding professionally, this covers his daily life at Saratoga, for 42 days. "Sean Clancy is a 30-year-old steeplechase jockey/journalist. He's ridden professionally for 13 years and written forever. From journals as a kid to Saratoga Days as an "adult", his style and wit is one of a kind...enjoyed a stellar career as a steeplechase jockey. Champion jockey in 1998, Clancy co-publishes Steeplechase Times and The Saratoga Special with his brother Joe. Clancy won the Eclipse Award for writing in 2009". Clancy won the Eclipse Award for writing in 2009". Clancy won the Eclipse Award for writing in 2009". Clancy won the Eclipse Award for writing in 2009". Clancy won the Eclipse Award for writing in 2009".; Signed by Author 
Price: 21.25 USD
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17 Collective, LIR & Helen Hill The Man Who Eats Snakes & Other Tales
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan 2001 First Edition First Printing; Soft Cover Very Good+ 
The LIR Collective Series; 8.80 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 399 pages; SIGNED ON HALF TITLE PAGE BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS. Soft cover is purple with white lettering on spine. Bottom corner of front corner has a crease, first few leaves also have shallow crease on bottom corner. Pages are clean and tight. "The LIR Collective is a group of writers who meet weekly under the sponsorship of Learning in Retirement at the University of Michigan's Turner Resource Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The lives of these writes span most of the 20th century..." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.00 USD
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18 Coomer, James & Captain James Coomer Life on the Ohio
Lexington, KY University Press of Kentucky 1997 0813120004 / 9780813120003 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Ohio River Valley Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 9.33 X 6.28 X 0.85 inches; xx, 179 pages; Hard cover is blue with slight rubbing. DJ, in mylar cover, is taped to book. Typical former library markings. This book appears as if rarely, or never, circulated. Pages are very clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Endpapers have map of the Ohio River Valley. "When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness of working a thirty-day stretch. A modern counterpart to Twain's account of life as a steamboat pilot, Life on the Ohio depicts the working river as it is today with its immense towboats, gigantic locks and dams, and millions of tons of cargo." . Glossary. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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19 Corey, Helen The Art of Syrian Cookery
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book Club Edition; B&W Illustrations; 6 3/4 x 9; 186 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering and blue symbols on cover and spine. Light rubbing, bumping, scuffing to boards. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused, no food spatter or sticky finger prints on pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. DJ has lots of rubbing, bumping, scuffing, knicks and chips, as well as a liquid mark on back; in a mylar cover. This book contains an array of 240 recipes from Kibby to Baklawa. THE ART OF SYRIAN COOKERY is an authentic collection of Syrian and Lebanese dishes which have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. Helen Corey learned these recipes from her mother, a native of a Damascus suburb. Beginning with a description of Middle Eastern customs, celebrations, and holidays, the author gives the historical background for this delicious cuisine. A chapter of Arabic menus for every occasion precedes the recipes which cover a wide variety of exotic dishes....' index. 
Price: 79.75 USD
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Arctic Dance  The Mardy Murie Story, Craighead, Charles & Bonnie Kreps
20 Craighead, Charles & Bonnie Kreps Arctic Dance The Mardy Murie Story
Portland, Oregon Graphic Arts Center Publishing 2002 1558686002 / 9781558686007 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hard cover is green with gold lettering on spine. Sewn binding is tight; pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Green end papers. Extensively illustrated with over 100 color and b/w photographs, and a b/w map. "After her Yukon River wedding to naturalist Olaus Murie, Mardy [Margaret 'Mardy' Murie: 1902-2003] joined her husband for years of wilderness adventure...For more than 7 decades, Mardy Murie has tirelessly championed the environment...led to the founding of The Wilderness Society and the establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWAR]...known as 'the Mother of the Conservation Movement' and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom...this remarkable biographic photo-essay features photos from the Muries' personal collection, excerpts from her letters and journals, and a concise essay detailing her life story". Oversized; 4#. ; B & W and Color photographs; B/W map; 0.8 x 9.9 x 9.8 Inches; 119 pages; Cover has faint bumping. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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