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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 Alba Libros >> Cocina Tradicional Espanola : Menu Para Cada Dia (Cocina Tradicional Espaņola)
Madrid: Albor Libros; Alba Libros; 2002 8495921049 / 9788495921048 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
94 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; SPANISH text throughout. HARDCOVER over inner wire spiral binding so book will lay flat. 94 pages. Tips for wine, cheese, herbs; in main text, each page is die-cut into three parts (Primeros, Segundos, Postres) which may be turned separately from the other parts, and by mixing and matching create 64 000 possible menus; about 140 recipes with full-color photo of each. ; Traditional Spanish Cuisine. ; Boards show light shelfwear. Small sticker on rear cover with name of Mexico import company. No other marks or defects. Scarce. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 Authors Various >> Mother Goose : Abridged Edition
N. Y. : Grosset & Dunlap; 1982 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa 
76 pages; Folio (12.75") 33 cm; Tall hardcover, pictorial boards, 76 glossy pages, illustrated throughout with full-color pages (including endpapers) alternating with b/w pages. ; Grosset 1810 on lower spine. Copyright 1968. This is abridged edition, 1982. ; Light wear to tips. Boards show light sunning across upper edge. No jacket, as issued. Name penned on belongs-to page. No other marks. Binding tight. ; Originally published with 125 pages. This is abridged edition with 76 pages. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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11 Authors Various >> Mother Goose : Unabridged Edition
N. Y. : Grosset & Dunlap; 1968 Hardcover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa 
125 pages; Folio (12.75") 33 cm; Stunningly beautiful book, tall hardcover, orange cloth, gilt lettering, 125 glossy pages, gilt title on blindstamped boards, illustrated throughout with full-color pages (including endpapers) alternating with b/w pages. ; Grosset 1811 on lower spine. Copyright 1968. LCCN 1968. No other printings. No isbn. ; Book shows absolutely no sign of use. No jacket, as issued. Slipcase is Very Good Plus, light sunning and wear only, all corners and seams intact. ; This is the original unabridged edition with 125 pages. Quite scarce with original slipcase. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 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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13 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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14 Baedeker, Karl >> Baedeker's Rhine, the Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance, 13e : A Handbook for Travelers, with 44 Maps and 24 Plans, 13th Revised Edition, 1896
Leipzig, East Germany: Karl Baedeker; 1896 Thirteenth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
422 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Hardcover, red cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, 422 pages, marbled edges, index, green page-marker ribbon, endpaper overview map, 24 plans and 44 two-color maps, of which many are fold-outs. English throughout. ; 13th edition, 1896, stated. This is an actual book from 1869, not a print-on-demand fake. Travel guide to Rhine River region of Germany, Netherlands. ; Exterior shows moderate sunning to edges, light wear to cloth. Spine a bit faded but gilt is sharp and readable. Pages and all fold-outs crisp. Binding tight. ; Baedeker's Handbooks for Travellers Series 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 Baum, L. Frank >> Lost Princess of Oz, the : (Softcover Reprint, 1999)
Mineola, N. Y. : Dover Publications; 1999 0486403440 / 9780486403441 Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by John Rea Neill 
312 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Quality softcover reprint, numerous b/w illustrations in text, 12 beautiful full-color glossy plates, with captions. ; Complete and unabridged. Reprint of 1917. This edition 1999. ; Wizard of Oz Series; Vol. 11 
Price: 4.00 USD
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19 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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20 Bertus >> 2000 Beste Verschillen von Bertus : 2000 Differences, Spot the Difference Guessing Game
Nijmegen, Netherlands: Thoben Offset; 1981 Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Bertus 
208 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, stiff green covers, 208 pages, 202 puzzles, each in which two cartoons are presented, and one must discover how they are different from each other. No text, apart from answers in rear, which are in Dutch. ; Isbn 9061380057.; Covers worn, with light creases to corners. Gift note on title page dated 1981. Interior clean, binding tight. Quite scarce. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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