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The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi, Baldwin, Joseph G.
1 Baldwin, Joseph G. The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi
New York Sagamore Press, Inc. 1957 First Trade Paperback Trade Paperback Very Good 


Spine slightly curved, minor edgewear, PO's name on half-titile page. A bright, attractive copy.

"A collection of sketches, partly fictional, partly autobiographical, [which] first appeared in the 'Southern Literary Messenger,' and was uproariously received. They were among the first sketches of American life to show the frontier folk to themselves as they really were and to make fun of American manners and speech in a way at once good natured and sardonic." Introduction by William Owens, Associate Professor, Columbia University.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
003623 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street:A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective, Baring-Gould, William S.
2 Baring-Gould, William S. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street:A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective
New York Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. 1962 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 


336 pp., 2 appendices. Spine and front board somewhat sunned, spine slanted. Text is clean and light.

The famous fictional biography of the esteemed consulting detective of Baker Street.; 7" - 9" Tall
006181 
Price: 11.95 USD

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Life Is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans, Bloomingdale, Teresa
3 Bloomingdale, Teresa Life Is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1984 0385180640 / 9780385180641 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 


214 pp. Red boards with gold lettering on spine. Front board has shallow indent. DJ has a few small tears. Text is bright, tight and clean. An attractive copy.

"What Teresa Bloomingdale says about the entertaining side of motherhood has tickled the funny bones of mothers (fathers, too!) all over the country. After ten children, it could be said that she knows a thing or two about raising a family. . . Now, the irrepressible Mrs. B. trades a mid-life crisis for a mid-life career [and] life's unexpected twists are no match for this lady."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
005954 
Price: 12.00 USD

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Herself:  An Autobiographical Work, Calisher, Hortense
4 Calisher, Hortense Herself: An Autobiographical Work
New York Arbor House 1972 0877950423 / 9780877950424 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Bacon, Paul (cover)

Spine slightly slanted, one corner slightly bumped. DJ has 1/4"tear at back flap, very minor shelfwear. A clean attractive copy.

"This is Hortense Calisher's account of her life-in-progress as a woman and a writer --- and the inseparability of the two in her mind and heart. In this intimate "rediscovery" of herself and those moments of truth that have formed her, Miss Calisher includes her private writings and journals, and begins with her appraisal of the '30s (which she designates the Era of The Big Apple), treats of ego art, gives her views of sex and politics, of writers and writing in an altogether fresh and original way. Herself is a book that in a sense reconstructs by its very shape the life and thought and times it speaks of, because we come to learn of them as she did, and with her remembered feelings and notions --- in the heightened perspective of then and now. Herself is indeed the story of a remarkable woman's life and work in progress, stopping at the end of the past. The future is for later."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004535 
Price: 20.00 USD

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5 Chandler, Ted Tough Mercy
Thomasville, Nc Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina 1990 0962582700 / 9780962582707 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated by Jameson, Norman [cover]

Minor edgewear, corners somewhat bumped. Inscribed by the author. A bright, attractive copy.

"Ted Chandler, born in 1927 in the mountains of North Carolina, went to the Thomasville Orphanage with brothers John and Calvin in 1934 after his father died, leaving his mother impoverished and with four children. After a childhood at the orphanage, Chandler joined the Navy, then went to Wake Forest University, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in science. He attended the University of North Carolina medical school as one of the original Morehead Scholars. After a successful private medical practice in Hickory, NC, he is now an associate professor of medicine at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He lives in Thomasville, NC in the home built by a long time orphanage employee-Mr. Paul Edinger-the father of his wife, Fran. He is a deacon at Rich Fork Baptist Church. He has served as a trustee of the Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina and has been the board's chairman." Includes bladk and white photographs from the author's life.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall
003674 
Price: 11.75 USD

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The Story of Cheerio, Cheerio
6 Cheerio The Story of Cheerio
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing Co. 1936 Limited Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 


382 pp., glossy dark blue boards with faded gold lettering. Signed by the author with the printed inscription "This Book, one of an Exclusive Edition for the Radio Friends of Cheeris, has been specially printed, bound, and autographed for ______, (signed) Cheerio." Glossy frontispiece and several pages of glossy photographs tipped in throughout text. Corners somewhat bumped. Pastedowns are yellowing, but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

From Sunset Magazine: "Charles Kellogg Field (1873-1948) , was a graduate of the Stanford class of 1895, and wrote Four-leaved Clover: being Stanford Rhyme ,in 1896, under the pen name Carolus Ager. He also penned Stanford Stories, in 1900, with author Will Irwin. He wrote several Bohemian Grove plays performed during midsummer jinks between 1902 and 1918. He was very much a member of Bohemian Club and literary circles during the early part of the century.
He entered broadcasting in his 60s, and was "Cheerio" on KGO-AM in the mid 1930s. He wrote "The Story of Cheerio" in 1936, and also authored, in 1940, "Cheerio's Book of Days; Comfort, Cheer and Encouragement for Every Day in the Year," a book of quotations for each day written under his radio name 'Cheerio.'"; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
006280 
Price: 20.00 USD

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Lady with a Spear, Clark, Eugenie
7 Clark, Eugenie Lady with a Spear
New York Harper & Brothers 1953 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Clark, Eugenie

Top edge suned, bumpung along bottom, front free endpaper torn off partially exposing webbing. DJ has 1" tear, some scuffing. Black and white photographs and sketches by the author.

"This high-spirited book is a youthful scientist's report of her career in the marine world - a career that took her to the tropical waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Red Sea in search of rare and bizarre fish. Here is a fascinating glimpse into the sea and its strange and colorful underwater creatures. . . . As a warm personal story and for its sound scientific observation, Lady with a Spear is pure delight."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004397 
Price: 6.95 USD

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The African Giant:  The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
8 Cloete, Stuart The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cambridge, Mass Houghton Mifflin Company 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Cloete, Rehna

vii-xiv, 400 pp, index, 41 black and white photographs. Pastedown has map depicting route followed on the journey depicted in the text which covered the lower two-thirds of Africa. Spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004577 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life, Coomes, David
9 Coomes, David Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life
Oxford Lion Publishing 1992 0745919227 / 9780745919225 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 


242 pp. plus bibliography, notes author's acknowledgements, index. PO's name on pastedown, light spotting on to edge. A bright, attractive copy.

"Known to millions as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was in reality a complex woman-moved, she said, by a 'careless rage for life'. The elusive mystery of the real person behind the public figure makes Sayers an attractive choice for the biographer. It is her own distinctive voice, the fact that she is allowed to speak for herself through extensive quotation from the letters, which sets David Coomes' biography apart and makes it so memorable, so enjoyable, so honest."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
003747 
Price: 13.50 USD

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau:  The Quest (1712-1758) (Vol. I):  A New Interpretative Analysis of His Life and Works, Crocker, Lester G.
10 Crocker, Lester G. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Quest (1712-1758) (Vol. I): A New Interpretative Analysis of His Life and Works
New York Macmillan 1974 Second Printing Cloth Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 


Corners & bottom of spine a little worn. DJ has a few shallow chips at spine and flap ends, two 1/2" tears. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Quest is Part One of a proposed two-volume critical biography of the eighteenth-century French political and social philosopher whose Confessions and other personal writings have left their mark on the consciences and literature of later generations. It is the first Rousseau biography to benefit from the recent publication of the multi-volumed Rousseau correspondence, a major event in modern Rousseau scholarship.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004480 
Price: 20.00 USD

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11 Djilas, Milovan Conversations with Stalin
New York Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1962 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 


DJ has minor shelfwear at spine and flap ends. A very nice copy.

"Conversations with Stalin is a unique book, at once an historical document and a personal drama. Milovan Djilas in his own character combines the roles of a famous participant and a profoundly literary observer of some of the most important events of our time [to] tell the story of Stalin seen by Communists as he wielded his power over men and nations. Djilas went to Moscow in 1944, 1945, and 1948 on missions from the Yugoslav Government, of which he was a leader second only to Tito. Each time he met with Stalin in the essentially feudal setting of his powerful court. Here, through Djilas' eyes, we see Stalin, cunning, cruel, and enormously talented, directing the Russian forces against Nazism and at the same time anticipating his postwar struggle against the West. Here are the brilliantly etched portraits not only of Stalin and Molotov and Zhukov but of Beria, Malenkov - and Khrushchev. Djilas is never merely anecdotal - throughout, one perceives his underlying philosophical analysis of Communist power and its uses."; 7" - 9" Tall
005664 
Price: 9.95 USD

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Intern, Doctor X
12 Doctor X Intern
New York Harper & Row 1965 Reprint Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 


404 pp., grey cloth boards with silver lettering. Spine somewhat slanted, a few pages have corners a little crinkled, cracked at front pastedown. Text is clean and unmarked.

"This book is a journal of the most critical year in the training of a present-day doctor of medicine: the year that he spends as a hospital intern." The author holds nothing back in this riveting account.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
005933 
Price: 5.00 USD

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Aye, Aye, Sir!, Du Bose, La Rocque
13 Du Bose, La Rocque Aye, Aye, Sir!
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by McGee, Millard

Edgewear, corners somewhat bumped, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards with expectable tape residue. DJ has 1" tear and two tiny tears at top of spine. Black and white line drawing illustrations by Millard McGee. Text is unmarked and not yellowed.

"When, on the night before sailing, one of the midshipmen on the Antelope died of small pox, Henry Wilson, the Captain's son, unexpectedly went along to fill the gap. Henry had always longed to accompany his father on a voyage but when the excitement of sailing was past and he was alone on deck, standing his first night watch, he had a few misgivings. 'Mister Wilson,' his father was calling him now - and it was going to be hard to remember to call his father Captain. But when the sturdy little ship was wrecked on an uncharted island in the South Pacific, Midshipman Wilson proved to his father and the crew that he was willing and able to do any job for the common good. Except for a few minor details, this is a true story. Henry Wilson was a real boy who set sail with his father from Plymouth in the year 1783, bound for the China Coast. And before he got home he had been around the world."
Age Level: Grades 4-8; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004692 
Price: 12.00 USD

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Louis Pasteur - Free Lance of Science, Dubos, Rene
14 Dubos, Rene Louis Pasteur - Free Lance of Science
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1976 0684145006 / 9780684145006 First Thus Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, name on front end paper. Jacket shows minor edge wear and rubbing, front flap creased back about an inch from the edge. An attractive copy.

"This is a reissue of the 1950 biography of the French chemist who was the founder of the microbiological sciences. The author has provided an important introduction which throws new light on the subject. The word 'pasteurization' is now part of the international vocabulary - as meaningful to the housewife as to the food technologist and the research biologist. The development of pasteurization techniques, however, is only one of Pasteur's many titles to fame. His name is associated with some of the largest theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern science - in chemistry, biology, and medicine. In addition to being a great scientist, Pasteur was passionately concerned with the welfare of mankind, always ready to engage in public debates until he had made his colleagues share his convictions and act upon them."; 7" - 9" Tall
005071 
Price: 12.00 USD

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In the Company of Heroes: A True Story, Durant, Michael; Hartov, Steven
15 Durant, Michael; Hartov, Steven In the Company of Heroes: A True Story
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 2003 0399150609 / 9780399150609 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Tafuri, Tom (cover)

A bright, attractive copy.

"A true story by Michael J. Durant, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.). Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk, Durant was shot down and captured on October 3, 1993, in the battle depicted in Mark Bowden's bestselling book Black Hawk Down. Although saved by two valiant but doomed Delta Force operators from being town apart, Durant became a prisoner of Somali warlord Mohammed Aidid --- the man responsible for prolonging starvation in his country by hijacking United Nations food shipments. U.S. policy makers had determined that capturing Aidid was the only way to restore order. The simple snatch-and-grab plan, named Operation Gothic Serpent, turned into the biggest U.S. firefight since the Vietnam War. Durant became one of the most famous POWs of all time while held captive by a seemingly backward yet media-savvy people....Durant's experience as a prisoner in Somalia grew increasingly bizarre over time, crystallizing a clash of cultures by turns frightening, melancholy, hilarious, and strangely familiar. Revealing never-before-told stories with the incisive thought and the emotion of one who was there, In the Company of Heroes is one man's unforgettable true story of going to hell and making it back alive."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004536 
Price: 11.95 USD

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The Railway Game:  An Early Autobiography, Dyment, Clifford
16 Dyment, Clifford The Railway Game: An Early Autobiography
London J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1963 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Spine slightly slanted, minor bumping. A clean, attractive copy.

"In this book Clifford Dyment recalls his childhood in provincial England during the 1920s and 1930s. Like many poets, he has an uncanny memory for detail, whether of sight, sound or smell, and his almost unfailing choice of the right image to describe these things makes for a vivid narrative."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004293 
Price: 7.95 USD

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The Woods Were Full of Men, Emmerson, Irma Lee; with Muir, Jean
17 Emmerson, Irma Lee; with Muir, Jean The Woods Were Full of Men
New York David McKay Company, Inc. 1963 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Hollander, Lily (cover)

Ex-library with stamps on top and bottom edges, front end paper has glue residue from pocket along with some dates stamped on it. Edges are browned with a little foxing, corners bumped, minor edge wear. Jacket in protective wraps and glued to pastedowns, minor edge wear, some darkening. Overall, a nice copy.

"'The only thing worse than a woman who can cook and won't is one who can't cook and will' Irma Lee Emmerson could cook and she was willing - because when a girl is over thirty with no job and no man in her life, something has to be done. Irma Lee did it. She took a job as second cook in a logging camp, in the deep Oregon woods, and found herself the only woman among sixty virile loggers, a situation that will do wonders for any girl. Right away she discovered she was little and fragile and absolutely unique in a man's world. Her shocked family in San Francisco seemed to think she had left the world behind her. But Irma Lee fond out that the logging camp was a world in itself. There is an old saying that Heaven sends us food, but the devil sends us cooks, a remark that never could be applied to Irma Lee Emmerson. Some of the loggers were even willing to swear she herself had come straight out of Heaven. When the adventure was finally over, she was quite a different person from the scared misfit she had been before she took to the woods. And she was no longer a girl without a man in her life."; Ex-Library; 7" - 9" Tall
005187 
Price: 90.00 USD

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The Bread of the Oppressed: An American Woman's Experiences in War-Disrupted Countries from the Journal and Letters of Frances Berkeley Floore, 1944-1949, Floore, Frances Berkeley
18 Floore, Frances Berkeley The Bread of the Oppressed: An American Woman's Experiences in War-Disrupted Countries from the Journal and Letters of Frances Berkeley Floore, 1944-1949
Hicksville, NY Exposition Press 1975 0682482471 / 9780682482479 First Edition Cloth Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 

Signed by Author
292 pp., 5 appendices, numerous photographs. Spine slanted, minor edgewear/bumping along bottom edge, PO name inside. DJ shows minor edgewear, spine sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. Bookplate tipped in at half-title page stating in green ink in author's handwriting: "I hope you will not find this too depressing (signed) Fran Floore."

Profoundly moved by the suffering of the Greek people in the aftermath of the brutal occupation of their country, Frances Berkeley Floore, at the time Director of Dietetics for Eastman Kodak, wrote to the Greek War Relief Association and the United Nations Rehabilitation and Relief Association to offerher services. Her experiences in the Middle East, Greece, and Germany under the auspices of GWRA, UNRRA, and the United Nations International Refugee Organization (IRO) are recalled in these pages."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author
004960 
Price: 60.00 USD

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings, Franklin, Benjamin (Introduction By Henry Steele Commager) (Modern Library Book #39)
19 Franklin, Benjamin (Introduction By Henry Steele Commager) (Modern Library Book #39) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings
New York The Modern Library 1950 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 


264 pp., blue cloth boards, gold lettering on maroon background. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. DJ price-clipped, minor edgewear, tiny chipping at top of spine. Text is light and clean.

Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography, as rich in material as it is engaging in style, is a rare American document; it reveals both a rich personality and the crucial events that occurred during the 84 years of his lifetime. The selections from his other writings indicate the depth and variety of his many-faceted personality."; 6" - 7" Tall
006145 
Price: 9.25 USD

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Mr. Cat, Freedley, George
20 Freedley, George Mr. Cat
New York Howard Frisch 1960 First Edition Cloth Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Dowling, Victor J.

Spine somewhat slanted, small spot on top edge, one bottom corner somewhat worn, gift note to PO inside. DJ price-clipped with some shelfwear along top and three small chips.

"From their first meeting in the rear of a Second Avenue pet shop they were good and comforting companions for over 16 years. Mr. Cat's adventures were not spectacular or unique - he roamed, he played with his friends, he got lost and then found - but every cat lover will recognize and respect his master's fondness and pride." Charming black and white sketches by Victor J. Dowling.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
003925 
Price: 6.95 USD

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