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1 Agatha, Christie >> Dead Man's Folly : (1st Paperback Edition, 1957) the New Hercule Poirot Murder Mystery
N. Y. : Pocket Books; 1956 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Gene Vos 
178 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Red paperback, metallic silver spine, all edges red. Cover photo by Gene Vos Studios depicts five creepy looking suspects, each holding different murder weapon. ; Pocket 1174. Copyright 1956. This is 1st paperback edition, September, 1957. Hercule Poirot solves a classic locked room mystery. ; Front cover shows tiny chips near heel and crown, both manufacturing defects. No other flaws apart from yellowed pages, which is normal. This item is incredibly clean, crisp, tight, and square, appears to have never been read. Scarce in any condition. ; Pocket Book Series; Vol. 1174 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Alger, Horatio Jr. >> Forging Ahead, 1e : (1st Edition, 1903)
Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company; 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Winfield S. Lukens 
369 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Tan cloth, front decorated in green, red, black and gilt, pale monochrome illustrated endpapers, 369 pages + 14-page publisher catalog in rear, 7 full-page glossy plates with very nice b/w illustrations and captions. ; True first. 1903 on title page (MCMIII) and on copyright page. No other printings listed. Publisher logo (ornate monogram) on spine. ; We have graded this book Very Good Plus. Cloth on spine is sunned and dark but quite readable. Gift note in fountain pen dated 1903 on front blank page. A few small spots to rear cover. Otherwise only minor wear. Rare in any condition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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3 Alger, Horatio Jr. >> Joe's Luck : Or, a Boy's Adventures in California
Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Company; 1920 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Watson Davis 
286 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Green cloth, black lettering, full-color glossy paste-down on front showing several boys in a rough and tumble game of football, 286 pages, 3 b/w illustrations by J. Watson Davis. ; Copyright 1913. This edition has no date but we estimate about 1920. Original subtitle was Or, Always Wide Awake. This edition subtitle is Or, A Boy's Adventures in California. ; We have graded this item Fair due to missing frontispiece. Otherwise, physically, this book is better than most specimens we have seen from this publisher, who was notorious for cheap materials. ; Defects: Very light edgewear. Spine tanned but readable. Pages only slightly yellowed. Owner name stamped twice on front endpaper in old ink. Different owner name neatly penned on lower margin of front cover. In main text, printing is a bit sloppy in places but all readable. Binding tight. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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4 Ali, Abdullah Yusuf >> Holy Qur'an, the : Text, Translation and Commentary
USA: Khalil Al-Rawaf; 1946 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
1862 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Green hardcover, yellow lettering on front and spine, [xxii] + 36 + 1862 pages, yellow page-marker ribbon, index, appendixes. Each page has Arabic text on the right, English translation on the left, detailed commentary across the bottom. ; Item laid in: old 3-D color postcard of the Kaaba in Mecca. ; Originally published 1934. This is 4th edition, 1946. Volume One stated but appears to be complete. Text includes 114 Surah. ; Very light wear only. Appears hardly used. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Anderson, Poul >> For Love and Glory
N. Y. : Tor Books/Tom Doherty Associates; 2003 0312874499 / 9780312874490 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
304 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Hardcover, 304 pages. ; 1st edition, full number line. ; No defects to book or jacket. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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6 Arceneaux, Marc >> 50 Years of Cars to Color, Fold and Display
San Francisco: Troubador Press; 1975 Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Timothy Gauss 
32 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Tall softcover, fold-and-staple binding, 32 pages, of which 12 pages have illustrated instructions and 20 pages (10 leaves) have b/w line diagrams to be cut out and assembled (scissors, glue, colored pencils, etc, not included) ; This item is from collection of Peter H. Foss, founder and former president, Michigan Model Car Collectors. ; Isbn 0912300582. Designs by Marc Arceneaux. Illustrations by Marc Arceneaux and Timothy Gauss. ; Not for children or beginners. ; Includes paper materials to build seven classic American cars, which are: 1934 Chrysler Airflow, 1940 La Salle, 1946 Pontiac Torpedo, 1951 Hudson Commodore Eight, 1964 Studebaker Avanti, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird, 1984 Lectra. ; Covers show a touch of edgewear and a few small spots. Old pricesticker inside rear cover. No other defects. Interior is clean. Nothing cut out or colored in. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Author Unknown >> Antique Photo Album
Detroit: Burkhardt Company; 1915 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
22 pages; Oblong 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Oblong hardcover (12.5 x 9.75 inches) 32 x 25 cm, dark brown textured buckram boards with raised decor in orange, green, red, silver. Lovely black moire endpapers, black moire page lifter. Three inner rings spaced 3.5 inches apart. 11 black leaves (22 pages) on heavy board stock. ; No date but Burkhardt was founded 1911. We estimate this item about 1915.; Exterior shows moderate rubbing and wear, mainly on rear cover. All rings function and are aligned correctly. No photos. No marks. Rare and quite attractive. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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8 Author Unknown >> Evangelischer Liederschatz, eine Auswahl der Bekanntesten Kernlieder fur Sonntags Schulen, Vereine und Gottesdienste, 3e, 3rd Edition : (Evangelical Hymnal, a Selection of Congregational Songs for Sunday Schools, Societies, and Worship Services) (Lutheran)
Newark, N. J. : Verlag von Gebrueder Geiger; 1906 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
318 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, title blindstamped on front, small white title label on spine, 318 pages, 383 hymns with lyrics and 4-part music, small section with 62 English hymns and index, otherwise entirely in German language in old script. ; Light wear to extremities. No marks or writing. Pages slightly yellowed from age. Three signatures pulled but textblock intact. Scarce. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Backus, E. Burdette, with Edd Doerr >> Timely and Timeless : The Wisdom of E. Burdette Backus
Amherst, N. Y. : Humanist Press; 1998 0931779103 / 9780931779107 Softcover Near Fine 
251 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Stiff tan patterned covers, 2 small b/w photos of author, 43 radio addresses and sermons by the Rev. Edwin Burdette Backus, popular liberal Chicago minister of the 1950s. ; Edited by the Rev. Edd Doerr. Foreword by the Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, all Humanist Unitarian Universalists. ; Chapter headings include: Hell is a myth. The human Christ. What is Humanism? Gospel according to Mark Twain. Thou shalt think. World's debt to heretics. Science and salvation. More. ; This book is being offered by Alan's Used Books (gwenfoss d o t c o m) on behalf of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, all proceeds to same. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Binding tight and square. Scarce. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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10 Baedeker, Karl >> Baedeker's Central Italy and Rome, 15e : (15th Edition, 1909) Handbook for Travellers
Leipzig, East Germany: Baedeker, 1909 Fifteenth Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
527 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Small hardcover, red cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, marbled edges, [lxxxii] + 527 + 32 pages, index, bibliography, glossary of art terms, chronology of Roman emperors and popes, two page-marker ribbons, 55 plans and 19 two-color maps, many of which are fold-outs. ; 15th revised edition, 1909, stated. This is an actual book from 1909, not a print-on-demand fake. ; Exterior shows only very light edgewear. No marks or defects to interior. Binding tight. Origial lettered jacket is present, a few very small edge chips only. Quite scarce with jacket. ; Baedeker's Guide Books Series 
Price: 65.00 USD
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11 Bailey, Eben H. >> Bailey's School Songs and Music Reader : A New Singing Book for Schools, Containing a Complete Course of Elementary Instruction, and a Large Collection of Exercises, Songs, Duetts, Trios and Quartettes . . . (1880)
Boston: White, Smith & Company; 1880 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
222 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Pr ice just reduced. Dark brown cloth over spine, green lettered boards, about 50 pages of music theory, numerous scales and exercises, about 150 songs. Printed on rag paper, light foxing here and there. ; Complete subtitle: 'A New Singing Book for Schools, Containing a Complete Course of Elementary Instruction, and a Large Collection of Exercises, Songs, Duetts, Trios and Quartettes, Adapted to the Use of Primary, Intermediate, Grammar and High Schools, Singing Classes, and the Home Circle'. ; Heavily worn. Boards chipped and soiled but readable. Owner name (Burt Clough, Marine City) penned on front endpaper, another (Miss L. C. Smith, Marine City) on title page, in very faded ink. Rear page partly missing, affecting final two songs. No interior marks. Binding intact. Quite scarce. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 Baker, Charles H. Jr. >> Gentleman's Companion, The, Complete in 2 Volumes, 1st Edition, Limited Edition, 1939 : Volume 1, Being an Exotic Cookery Book ; Volume 2, Being an Exotic Drinking Book
N. Y. : Derrydale Press; 1939 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
476 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Set of 2 hardcover volumes. Dark burgundy-red cloth over spines, red canvas-cloth over boards, gold lettering and decor on spines, [xix] + 221 + [xix] + 217 pages, b/w frontispiece photo and index each vol, hundreds of authentic recipes given with author's unique wry humor. ; Both vols are 1st editions, 1939, limited to 1250, this set being Number 1210, stated. ; Charles H. Baker Jr was a longtime culinary and cocktail writer who wrote regularly for Town & Country, Esquire, Gourmet and other publications. Here he has collected countless rare and exotic recipes including nine different types of Mint Julep. ; No marks or defects. No jackets, as issued. Several pages unopened. Only a touch of shelfwear. Quite scarce in any condition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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13 Baker, Nicholson >> Double Fold : Libraries and the Assault on Paper
N. Y. : Random House; 2001 0375504443 / 9780375504440 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
384 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [xiv] + 370 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 7 color illustrations on glossy plates. ; True story of how hundreds of libraries "preserved" their paper ephemera (newspapers, magazines, etc) by microfilming them then destroying the originals, and other atrocities, and how author and team managed to rescue last surviving issues of New York World, a stunning early color newspaper. ; Very small remainer mark on top. Jacket shows a touch of shelfwear. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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14 Beers, Henry Putney >> Western Military Frontier, The, 1815-1846 : A Dissertation in History
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania; 1935 Softcover Very Good- 
227 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Gray softcover, [vii] + 227 pages, extensive index, large bibliography, copious footnotes, map of frontier in 1833, list and map of forts 1783-1846. ; Complete subtitle: 'A Dissertation in History presented to the faculty of the graduate school in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy.' Henry Putney Beers was a noted historian, bibliographer, and archivist with the National Archives and Records Service, who wrote many distinguished historical books. ; Light edgewear. Modern b/w bookplate from Dearborn Historical Museum. Museum number penned on spine. Old ownership mark seared onto fore-edge twice, both are small and unreadable. Small ink smudge on one page not affecting text. No other defects. Scarce. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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15 Billinger, Karl (Paul Wilhelm Massing) >> Hitler is No Fool : The Menace of the Man and His Program
N. Y. : Modern Age Books; 1939 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
198 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Black and red softcover, [x] + 198 + 14 pages, endnotes. ; Author, born Paul Wilhelm Massing, an avowed liberal who wrote under pen name for safety, spent 5 months in solitary confinement for opposing Hitler. In this book he explains Hitler's thesis, why 'anti-Semitism is an inevitable part of fascism', and 'why the real facts of Hitler's life are not told in [Hitler's] book'. ; Isbn 113523096X. Complete subtitle and blurb: 'The Menace of the Man and his Program. Tearing away the veils of inarticulate mysticism which fog the pages of Mein Kampf, the German author of this book lays bare the grim purposes of the well known Austrian paper-hanger.' ; Two leaves creased at upper corner. Otherwise only light wear. Scarce. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Braun, Lilian Jackson >> Four Mysteries, the Cat Who, Box Set, 4 Volumes : The Cat Who Played Brahms ; Knew Shakespeare ; Saw Red ; Played Post Office
N. Y. : Jove Books; 1995 Paperback As New 
1005 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; 4 absolutely pristine paperback mysteries featuring Lilian Jackson Braun's famous crime-solving cats Koko and Yum Yum. All are Special Editions, 1995.; Vol-1, The Cat Who Played Brahms, 245 pages. Vol-2, The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare, 249p. Vol-3, The Cat Who Saw Red, 249p. The Cat Who Played Post Office, 262p. ; No defects, however, pages a just slightly yellowed from age. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Encyclopedia Britannica, 11e, 11th Edition, Complete in 29 Volumes : (Encyclopaedia) a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Britannica >>
17 Britannica >> Encyclopedia Britannica, 11e, 11th Edition, Complete in 29 Volumes : (Encyclopaedia) a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
N. Y. : Encyclopaedia Britannica; 1911 Eleventh Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
8vo (9") 23 cm; Complete 29-vol set. Reddish-brown full leather bindings, spines stamped gilt, text in 2 columns. 28 vols of text + Index vol. Hundreds of b/w illustrations; scores of glossy plates, some in color; numerous b/w, 2-color, and 3-color maps per vol, many fold-outs. ; Preface by Hugh Chisholm. Handy edition stated. Full index of authors and their topics at front of each vol. Final vol contains complete index. About 900 pages per vol. Date on half titles is 1910-1911. Each article written new for this edition, by top experts in field; this is the Rolls Royce of encyclopedias. ; Minor wear, mainly to crowns of four vols, which show very small closed tears. No major defects. No marks. Interiors pristine. All bindings tight and intact. Extremely scarce in this condition. 
Price: 675.00 USD
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18 Buchanan, Bob >> Redford High School Senior Annual, June 1950 : Yearbook, Year Book, Redford, Michigan
Detroit: Redford High School; 1950 Softcover Poor 
72 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Softcover, brown pictorial leatherette covers, 52 unnumbered pages, b/w photos of seniors, clubs, faculty, football and other teams. Nice memorial page for Principal William R. Stocking, 1881-1949. ; Not to be confused with Redford Union high school, Redford high school was situated in northwest Detroit and served students in Old Redford, Grandmont, Rosedale Park and Brightmoor; it graduated two classes per year, one in January, one in June; each class had its own colors. This yearbook is for January graduating class of 1950, yellow and navy blue. ; We have graded this item Poor. Binding is almost completely shot but center pages are holding together. All pages are present but some are photocopies, not originals. Many leaves have small edge-tears and creases but everything is readable. Many marks, names, greetings, etc, in pen and pencil. Quite scarce. Sold as is. ; Items laid in: 1) color glossy photo of photocop from 50th Anniversary Reunion. 2) four articles on champion girls swim team, with Jean McConnell's name underlined, all photocopies. 3) clipping on birth of Jean McConnell in 1931, photocopy. 
Price: 74.00 USD
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19 Buchanan, Thompson >> Castle Comedy, the : 1e, 1st Edition, 1904
N. Y. : Harper & Brothers, Publishers; 1904 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Elizabeth Shippen Green 
235 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Hardcover, pale lavendar cloth, lettering and decor in white and gilt, 235 pages, green monochrome decorative page borders throughout, 4 full-color plates including very nice frontispiece. ; 1st edition, title page 1904, copyright page 1904. ; Light romance set in France, illustrated by the very underrated Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954) prolific illustrator for Harper's Magazine and dozens of books. ; We have graded this item Very Good Minus. Cloth worn at extremities. Lower part of spine discolored. Owner name (B. M. GlenDening) on front blank page in old ink. Light foxing here and there. Binding tight. Overall still quite attractive. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Cannon, Frank >> Without Inhibitions (Paperback Original, 1963)
Chicago: Novel Books; 1963 Paperback Original Paperback Near Fine 
127 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Novel Number 60117. For adults only. Cover photo by Keith Bernard. 'From Novel Books, where the word taboo is the only taboo. Frank Cannon's erotic novel of an overly endowed beauty who thought that those endowments were all that she needed in this world'. ; Covers show a touch of sunning. Pages a bit yellowed from age. Tight and square, appears unread. Scarce in any condition. ; Novel Book Series; Vol. 60117 
Price: 8.00 USD
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