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Badges of the Canadian Navy

By: Arbuckle, J. Graeme

Price: $58.00

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 2623

ISBN: 0920852491

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

203 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue boards, 203 glossy pages, glossary of heraldic terms, badges of 150+ Canadian naval vessels, plus 19 naval air squadrons and 19 shore establishments, shown in full color filling a half page each, with blazon, and brief history of each ship. ; No defects. Quite scarce. View more info

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Antique Photo Album

By: Author Unknown

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Burkhardt Company: 1915

Seller ID: 11000

Condition: 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. ; Exterior shows moderate rubbing and wear, mainly on rear cover. All rings function and are aligned correctly. No photos. No marks. Rare and quite attrac... View more info

Baedeker's Rhine, the Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance, 13e : A Handbook for Travelers, with 44 Maps and 24 Plans, 13th Revised Edition, 1896

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Karl Baedeker: 1896

Edition: Thirteenth Edition

Seller ID: 11331

Condition: 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. S... View more info

Double Fold : Libraries and the Assault on Paper

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20128

ISBN: 0375504443

Condition: 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 ma... View more info

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Nationwide Dialing : From Wayne County, Michigan

By: Bell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Michigan Bell Telephone Company: 1954

Seller ID: 19806

Condition: Good+

36 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Red softcover booklet, 36 pages, 2 b/w diagrams of dial phones, one map showing US cities that can be dialed direct from Detroit. Includes lengthy lists of new area codes and old exchanges -- those phone numbers that start with two letters (CEdarcrest, WAshburn, etc) and their locations. ; Amazing! You can now dial direct to 13 states and parts of Ontario! Published May 16, 1954.; Light edgewear. Main defect is that former owner used rear co... View more info

2000 Beste Verschillen von Bertus : 2000 Differences, Spot the Difference Guessing Game

By: Bertus; Illustrated by Bertus

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thoben Offset: 1981

Seller ID: 15426

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info

Intonation and its Uses : Melody in Grammar and Discourse

By: Bolinger, Dwight

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15248

ISBN: 0804715351

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

470 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Ex-Library; Red cloth, [xiv] + 470 pages, 2 indexes, 2 appendixes, bibliography, endnotes, no illustrations (as such) but there are dozens of sample sentences graphically laid out according to high and low intonation. ; 'Intonation: a nonarbitrary, sound-symbolic system with intimate ties to facial expression and bodily gesture, and conveying, underneath it all, emotions and attitudes'. This book is a highly analytical examination of the... View more info

We and Our Kinsfolk : Ephraim and Rebekah Waterman Briggs, Their Descendants and Ancestors, with a Few Collateral Branches

By: Briggs, Mary Balch

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10501

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

141 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark blue-black cloth, 141 pages, gilt lettering, 2 indexes, endnotes, 5 b/w illustrations including 2 large fold-out heliotype family trees. ; Includes several Congregational clergymen and one Unitarian, the Rev. Charles Briggs, son of the Rev. Ephraim. ; Cloth lightly worn at extremities. Rear board shows several light scrape marks. Both fold-outs fragile, small closed tears to each near folds. Several pages have margin corr... View more info

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Dictionary of the Queen's English, A

By: Brown, Frank C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Department of Commerce: 1976

Seller ID: 19696

Condition: Near Fine

24 pages; 24mo (5") 13 cm; Small softcover booklet, tan covers, 24 pages, 4 b/w illustrations including cover, about 130 words and phrases defined, with sample sentences. ; Sections are: Old English words and phrases still used in North Carolina. Dictionary of North Carolina dialect. Colorful North Carolina expressions of the modern day. ; No defects. Scarce. ; Laid in: small card giving folk origin of the term Tar Heels. View more info

Redford High School Senior Annual, June 1950 : Yearbook, Year Book, Redford, Michigan

By: Buchanan, Bob

Price: $72.00

Publisher: Redford High School: 1950

Seller ID: 20034

Condition: 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. ; (Amazonbuyers please note: This is an actual publication from 1950, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint) Not to be confused with Redford Union high school, Redford high school was situated in northwest Detroit and served students in Old Re... View more info

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Royster's 1947 Almanac : Royster Almanac, 62nd Year Edition

By: Burroughs, C. R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: F. S. Royster Guano Company: 1947

Edition: 62nd Edition

Seller ID: 20865

Condition: Fair

48 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Green softcver booklet, 48 pages, index, all the usual calendar pages plus moon phases, weather forecasts, farm and garden hints, recipes, household hints, historical sketches, postal rates, b/w spot art, and of course testimonials. ; Wonderful almanac from the days when most americans lived on a farm. Promotional item for fertilizer company. ; We have graded this item Fair. Covers are fragile and show several small chips, none affecting any... View more info

New Fijian Dictionary, A : Fijian-English, English-Fijian, 2nd Edition, 1957

By: Capell, Arthur

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Wilson Guthrie & Company: 1957

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 15921

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

464 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Small hardcover (5 x 7.5 inches) 13 x 19 cm, brown cloth, gilt lettering, [x] + 464 pages, introduction with table of dialects, plus appendixes and 2 large fold-outs in rear. The main text is a Fijian-English dictionary, with extensive data on word forms, grammar, etc. The second section is an English-Fijian dictionary, to be used as an index. ; Originally published 1941. This is 2nd edition, 1957. ; Words of Bau dialect of Fijian langua... View more info

Nukuoro Lexicon

By: Carroll, Vern, and Tobias Soulik

Price: $74.00

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press: 1973

Seller ID: 20145

ISBN: 0824802500

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

833 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Thick hardcover, brown cloth, [xxvi] + 833 pages, 10 appendixes. Main text is an extensive Nukuoro-English, English-Nukuoro dictionary followed by a detailed Nukuoro root list. Dedication in Nukuoro, other front matter in English. ; Nukuoro is one of the languages of Polynesia, spoken by the people of Nukuoro Island, part of Micronesia, north of New Guinea, near Australia. ; Appears to have been published as softcover, rebound in reinfor... View more info

Notes on Prehistoric and Early Iron in the Old World : Including a Metallographic and Metallurgical Examination of Specimens Selected by the Pitt Rivers Museum

By: Coghlan, Herbert Henery

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1977

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13534

Condition: Very Good

144 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Stiff gray covers, index, endnotes, about 200 b/w line diagrams in text, 144 pages of text + 16 plates with 50 high-gloss photos and photomicrographs. ; Issn 03067343. Copyright 1956. This is 2nd edition, 1977. Authored by Herbert Henery Coghlan. Edited by T. K. Penniman and B. M. Blackwood. Article on Metallographic and Metallurgical Examination of Specimens Selected by the Pitt Rivers Museum, by I. M. Allen. ; Light wear to tips. Cover... View more info

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Colton's Map of the State of Maine, 1874 : Township Map of the State of Maine with Adjoining Portions of Canada and New Brunswick, 1874

By: Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: G. W. & C. B. Colton & Company: 1874

Seller ID: 18733

ISBN: 0998948624

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

1 pages; 16mo (6") 15 cm; Original full dark brown blindstamped cloth, gilt title on front, publisher's catalog on front endpaper. Not a traditional book but a large fold-out three-color 'Township Map of the State of Maine With Adjoining Portions of Canada and New Brunswick', measuring (30 x 38 inches) (76 x 96 cm) made from steel engraving on onionskin paper, hand colored, with beautiful ornate border, folded and bound in hardcover for long use. ; Map produced by Jo... View more info

Communication Games and Simulations

By: Covert, Anita, and Gordon L. Thomas

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Speech Communication Association Publications: 1978

Seller ID: 20113

ISBN: 999329084X

Condition: Near Fine

48 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; White softcover, fold-and-staple binding, [vi] + 42 pages, bibliography, info on game theory, how to create an educational game for classroom use, and 11 games and simulations by various educators listed and described, their purposes and educational goals explained. ; Published under auspices Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. Foreword by Bernard O'Donnell. ; Minor edgewear onl... View more info

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Shamrock 1968 : Sacred Heart High School, Dearborn, Michigan

By: Danowski, Margie

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Sacred Heart High School: 1968

Seller ID: 20277

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

136 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, green cloth, gold lettering and decor, 136 heavy-duty pages, pale green endpapers, 3 indexes, all the usual b/w photos. ; Almost no visible wear, however, both endpapers are covered with the usual student greetings and notes. View more info

Hanyu Pinyin : Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo Ditu

By: Diming Suoyin

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Ditu Chubanshe: 1974

Seller ID: 15378

Condition: Very Good+

153 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Green and orange softcover, Chinese throughout. Main text consists of 4 columns: 1) Chinese words spelled in Pinyin system in Latin alphabet, 2) Chinese words in Chinese, 3) reference numbers 4) more reference numbers. Appendix appears to be pronunciation guide. ; We don't read Chinese but we believe this to be a reference book of Chinese place names. ; Very minor wear. Owner name (G. M. Rowley) in ballpoint on title page. No other defe... View more info

Walt Disney World Memory Album and Journal : Mickey through the Years (Boxed Set, Box Set) (Blank Book in New Condition)

By: Disney, Walt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Walt Disney World Resort: 1990

Seller ID: 10050

Condition: Near Fine

96 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Dark blue and red hardcover photo album with room for 12 large photos, bound around 'memory box' containing smaller hardcover blankbook with 64 pages, 16 lines per page, 4 black pages with pockets, and 14 pages for aut*graphs. Also has enough room to include more pictures or souvenirs. Mickey Mouse decor throughout. All enclosed in original dark blue box. ; A magnificent blank book for your Walt Disney souvenirs. ; All like new, no marks,... View more info

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Huron County, Michigan, Index of Land Owners in 1930 : With Analysis of Farming in Huron County

By: Fantore, Dan, and Diana Hebner

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Diana Hebner: 2002

Seller ID: 20856

Condition: Very Good+

106 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover, tan plastic comb binding, 106 unnumbered pages, small map, 6 low-quality illustrations, statistics on crops and livestock, main text in two columns lists surnames, given names, township, section, and number of acres for 7348 individuals. ; A superb reference for genealogists of the "thumb" of Michigan. ; Front cover shows small area of discoloration. No other defects. View more info