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1 Stories from the Arabian Nights, the Riverside Literature Series
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1897 Hard Cover Good 
205 pages, cloth, former owner's name in very large letters on front blank endpaper otherwise very good. From the introduction: "What then, is the origin of these stories from which our everyday speech borrows so many names and figures? In Europe they were not known till 1704, when a learned Frenchman, Antoine Galland, who had traveled widely in the East, put them skillfully, if not too accurately, into the language of his own people." 
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2 Abbott, Jacob Jonas on a Farm in Summer. By the Author of the Rollo Books.
Boston William D. Ticknor 1845 Hardcover Good+ 
178, 12 advertising pages, illustrations, decorated boards, foxing to some pages, spine frayed, 4 by 6-1/2 inches. The trees pictured in the frontispiece have been colored green by the original owner. From the preface: "This little work, with its companion, Jonas on a Farm in Winter, is intended as the continuation of a series, the first two volumes of which, Jonas's Stories and Jonas a Judge, have already been published. They are all designed, not merely to interest and amuse the juvenile reader, but to give him instruction, by exemplifying the principles of honest integrity, and plain practical good sense, in their application to the ordinary circumstances of childhood. " From the Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition: "Jacob Abbott's "Rollo Books" - Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, &c. (28 vols. ) - are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. In them Abbott did for one or two generations of young American readers a service not unlike that performed earlier, in England and America, by the authors of Evenings at Home, Sandford and Merton, and the Parent's Assistant. Of his other writings (he produced more than two hundred volumes in all) , the best are the Franconia Stories (10 vols. ) , twenty-two volumes of biographical histories in a series of thirty-two volumes (with his brother John S. C. Abbott) , and the Young Christian, - all of which had enormous circulations. " ; 178 pages 
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3 Abbott, Jacob Mary Erskine; a Franconia Story
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 Hardcover Very Good- 
202 pages, illustrations, pictorial green cloth, shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. Picture nice and bright on front cover of lady sitting in a tree reading a book. Frontispiece of "Mary Erskine's Farm. " From the Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition: "Jacob Abbott's "Rollo Books" - Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, &c. (28 vols. ) - are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. In them Abbott did for one or two generations of young American readers a service not unlike that performed earlier, in England and America, by the authors of Evenings at Home, Sandford and Merton, and the Parent's Assistant. Of his other writings (he produced more than two hundred volumes in all) , the best are the Franconia Stories (10 vols. ) , twenty-two volumes of biographical histories in a series of thirty-two volumes (with his brother John S. C. Abbott) , and the Young Christian, -all of which had enormous circulations. "; 202 pages 
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4 Abbott, Jacob Rollo in Paris
New York Mershon Company 1858 Hardcover Very Good 
226 pages, illustrations, black decorated cloth, very good. Faded contemporary gift inscription on front blank endpaper "Fred from Grandma Xmas 1897". .4 by 6 inches. From the Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition: "Jacob Abbott's "Rollo Books" - Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, &c. (28 vols. ) - are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. In them Abbott did for one or two generations of young American readers a service not unlike that performed earlier, in England and America, by the authors of Evenings at Home, Sandford and Merton, and the Parent's Assistant. Of his other writings (he produced more than two hundred volumes in all) , the best are the Franconia Stories (10 vols. ) , twenty-two volumes of biographical histories in a series of thirty-two volumes (with his brother John S. C. Abbott) , and the Young Christian, - all of which had enormous circulations. " ; 226 pages 
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5 ADAMS, RICHARD The girl in a swing.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1980 0394510496 / 9780394510491 Hard Cover 
339 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj, 'The Girl in a Swing is a brilliant departure for the author of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs - a novel of erotic beauty, terror and suspense. It is the story of a quiet Englishman swept out of his settled bachelorhood by an exquisite young German woman whose beauty stuns him and whom he impulsively marries - knowing nothing of her family and nothing of her past - committing his life, heart and soul to here, only to discover, little by little, the nature of the darkness and doom she carries with her.' 
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6 Aldridge, James Signed with Their Honour.
New York Book League of America 1942 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[8], 392 pages, cloth, very good. From Wikipedia: "Harold Edward James Aldridge (born 10 July 1918) was a multi-award–winning Australian author and journalist whose World War II despatches were published worldwide and formed the basis of several of his novels, including the prize-winning The Sea Eagle about Australian troops in Crete." 
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7 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E. The Wild Blue. The men and boys who flew the B-24s over Germany.
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0743203399 / 9780743203395 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
299, [2] pages, 4 plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: Stephen Ambrose is the acknowledged dean of the historians of World War II in Europe. In three highly acclaimed, bestselling volumes, he has told the story of the bravery, steadfastness, and ingenuity of the ordinary young men, the citizen soldiers, who fought the enemy to a standstill - the band of brothers who endured together. The very young men who flew the B-24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds were yet another exceptional band of brothers, and, in The Wild Blue, Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with the same vivid detail and affection. As Band of Brothers and Citizen Soldiers portrayed the bravery and ultimate victory of the American soldiers from Normandy on to Germany, The Wild Blue makes clear the contribution these young men of the Army Air Forces stationed in Italy made to the Allied victory. AV39; 299 pages 
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8 AMORY, CLEVELAND and, BRADLEE, FREDERIC editors Vanity Fair. Selections from America's most memorable magazine. A cavalcade of the 1920s and 1930s.
New York Viking Press, 1960 Hard Cover 
Picture Editor: Katharine Tweed. 327 pages, approximately 300 illustrations (some full-page & in color), cloth, 9 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches, very good. Contributors include Benchley, Thomas Wolfe, e.e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, photographers Steichen, Beaton and many others. 
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9 AMORY, CLEVELAND and, BRADLEE, FREDERIC editors Vanity Fair. Selections from America's most memorable magazine. A cavalcade of the 1920s and 1930s.
New York Viking Press, 1960 Hard Cover 
Picture Editor: Katharine Tweed. 327 pages, approximately 300 illustrations (some full-page & in color), boards, dust jacket frayedotherwise very good. 9 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches. Contributors include Benchley, Thomas Wolfe, e.e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, photographers Steichen, Beaton and many others. 
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10 Anderson, Edward Henry Hungry Men.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1993 080612556X / 9780806125565 Softcover Very Good 
Foreword by James N. Gregory. Xii, 275 pages, pictorial wrappers, fine. From the back cover: "This depression-era novel tells of young Acel Stecker, an unemployed musician from Oklahoma, who fellows a restless path across America, willing to do anything to earn a living. In a lean, fast-paced style that caused him to be compared to Ernest Hemingway, Edward Anderson reveals an astonishing panorama of rattling freight trains, breadlines, hobo jungles, Hoover hotels, and bloody political demonstrations. " SR2966A ; 275 pages 
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11 Anderson, Robert Gordon An American Family Abroad.
New York Robert M. Mcbride & Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
X, 301 pages, frontispiece, cloth, very good. 1st edition. Chapter I: "We say goodbye, see porpoises and whales, and play bridge in a storm with the captain. " ; 301 pages 
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12 Appleton, Victor Tom Swift and His Air Glider or Seeking Platinum Treasure
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1912 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Iv, 209 pages, frontispiece, pictorial cloth, very good. 
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13 Archibald, Joseph Aviation Cadet.
New York Longmans, Green & Company 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[6], 167, [1] pages, cloth, very good. Stated first edition. "The cadet in the blue nylon flying suit sat at a table int he ready room, alone . . . He had just come away from the ramp after coming in with a T-6 Trainer, too high and too hot. The civilian instructor had walked away from him when he'd tried to alibi. Aviation Cadet Melvin Towne knew that he had made another mistake, for alibis at Hondo Air Force Base were as worthless as a flintlock rifle in Korea." 
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14 ATKINS, ANSELM The Notebooks of Lana Skimnest.
Marblehead, Mass. Micah Publications 1982 0916288331 / 9780916288334 First Edition Soft Cover Signed by Author
Illustrations are by Lana Skimnest. 240 pages, illustrations, pictoriial wraps, very good. Inscribed to Tom from Anselm 1992. Publisher's description: In the tradition of Joyce and Nabokov, language is pure joie d'esprit, the plot almost unthinkable as a lecherous monk tries to seduce the teenager, Lana, while her notebooks on ornithology seduce him. She proceeds to an orgy with a library of books. A fantastical, philosophical, satirical, irreverent chase after nature, sex and books for the intelligent lecher, the book is a burst of butterfly color that leads the reader on a mad chase. Lana Skimnest survives adolescence and her monk's passion and grows up to become a world famous ornithologist who helps discover Peking Man in China after maverick adventures among scientists and academicians. The book is structured around her entries into her notebooks and is a spoof on scholarship by an author who styles himself as a pedantic, crotchety classicist. A one-time Jesuit monk himself, he is now an accomplished stain glass artist, with a doctorate in Literature and Theology from Emory University. Anselm Atkins is familiar with the worlds he satirizes: academic, religious, scholarly. His articles have been published in theological journals, Commonweal, the Humanist, Free Inquiry, Journal of Religion, the Thomist, Cross Currents, Journal of Ecumenical Studies. He is an avid ornithologist and bird watcher, and edits Wingbars, the monthly newspaper of the Atlanta Audubon society. Reviews "An extraordinary piece of work...one of the more memorable female characters I've seen...." (Francois Camoin); "...wonderfully eccentric little book....some can write, and some simply can't. Anselm Atkins can, and more power to him." (The Literary Review); Signed by Author 
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15 BARON MUNCHAUSEN The surprising travels and adventures of Baron Munchausen.
London Wells Gardner Darton and Co. Hard Cover 
With illustrations by M. Nobody. 268 pages, well illustrated, decorated cloth, lacks blank endpapers, covers worn and scuffed, text very good. 
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16 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] A Windows in Thrums, an Edinburgh Eleven [Author's Edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1919 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
257 pages, frontispiece, cloth, dust jacket, very good. From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) , Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888) , a book about his native Scotland. His best-selling novel The Little Minister (1891) was made into a play in 1897. His plays Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902) ran successfully in London. After creating the stories of Peter Pan for a friend's sons, he won great success with his classic children's play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). His other plays include The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) and Dear Brutus (1917). SR3185B; 257 pages 
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17 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] Auld Light Idylls/ Better Dead [Author's Edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1918 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
270 pages, frontispiece, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) , Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888) , a book about his native Scotland. His best-selling novel The Little Minister (1891) was made into a play in 1897. His plays Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902) ran successfully in London. After creating the stories of Peter Pan for a friend's sons, he won great success with his classic children's play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). His other plays include The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) and Dear Brutus (1917). SR3185A; 270 pages 
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18 Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] Tommy and Grizel [Author's Edition]
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1917 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
286 pages, frontispiece, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) , Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888) , a book about his native Scotland. His best-selling novel The Little Minister (1891) was made into a play in 1897. His plays Quality Street (1901) and The Admirable Crichton (1902) ran successfully in London. After creating the stories of Peter Pan for a friend's sons, he won great success with his classic children's play Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). His other plays include The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) and Dear Brutus (1917). SR3185C; 286 pages 
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19 BARRON, NEIL editor Anatomy Of Wonder: A Critical Guide To Science Fiction Second Edition
Newy R. R. Bowker Company 1981 0835213390 / 9780835213394 Hard Cover Very Good 
794 pages, boards, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Contents : Introduction / by Neil Barron -- The emergence of science fiction / by Thomas D. Clareson -- Science fiction between the wars, 1918-1938 / by Brian Stableford -- The modern period, 1938-1980 / by Joe De Bolt and John R. Pfeiffer -- Children's science fiction / by Francis J. Molson -- Foreign language science fiction. German / by Franz Rottensteiner -- French / by Maxim Jakubowski -- Russian / by Patrick L. McGuire -- Italian / by Gianni Montanari -- Japanese / by David Lewis -- Chinese / by Ye Yiong-lie -- Selection, acquisition, and cataloging of science fiction / by Neil Barron -- Indexes and bibliographies / by Neil Barron -- History and criticism / by Neil Barron -- Autobiography, biography, and author studies / by Neil Barron -- Science fiction on film and television / by Neil Barron -- Science fiction illustration / by Neil Barron -- Classroom aids / by Marshall B. Tymn -- Science fiction magazines / by H.W. Hall -- Library and private collections of science fiction and fantasy / by H.W. Hall -- Core collection checklist / by Neil Barron. 
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20 Bassett, Sara Ware Anchorage [1st Edition]
Garden City Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
182 pages, blue cloth, normal wear to dust jacket (now in protective mylar covering). Stated first edition. From Wikipedia: "Sara Ware Bassett (1872 – 1968) was an American author of fiction and nonfiction. Her novels primarily deal with New England characters, and most of them are set in two fictional Cape Cod villages she created, Belleport and Wilton. Her first novel, "Mrs. Christy's Bridge Party", was published in 1907. She subsequently wrote more than 40 additional novels, continuing to write and publish into the late 1950s. Many of her novels focus on love stories and humorously eccentric characters. ~ For much of her life, Bassett divided her time between homes in Cape Cod and Princeton, Massachusetts. She also taught kindergarten in the public schools of Newton, Massachusetts." ; 182 pages 
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