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181 Turnbull , Andrew Scott Fitzgerald a Biography
London The Bodley Head 1962 1st Edition. Hardcover Very Good Good 
London: The Bodley Head, 1962 London: The Bodley Head, 1962 320 pgs. 16 b/w photo plates. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. DJ has tiny tear in acetate. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 5.75" x 8.75".. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Real Conversations No. 1 Henry Rollins, Billy Childish, Jello Biafra, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Vale, V. (interviewer)
182 Vale, V. (interviewer) Real Conversations No. 1 Henry Rollins, Billy Childish, Jello Biafra, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Re/Search Publications 2001 1889307092 / 9781889307091 1st Edition. Paperback Good 
Re/Search Publications, 2001 Re/Search Publications, 2001 239 pp witn B&W pictures in text. How do Rollins, Biafra, Ferlinghetti and Childish remain independent is a corperate world? Tales, advice and dark humor from citizens of the eternal underground. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are clean and bright but bumped at corners, shelfworn. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Good.. 1st Edition.. Paperback. Good. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Black Knight White Knight (Thorndike Press Large Print Americana Series), Vanderbilt, Gloria
183 Vanderbilt, Gloria Black Knight White Knight (Thorndike Press Large Print Americana Series)
U.S.A. Thorndike Pr 1987 0896218309 / 9780896218307 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
U.S.A.: Thorndike Pr, 1987 475 pp with 8 B&W plates. Large print edition. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Pictorial boards are bright and undamaged.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Walter "Wally " Summers, Champion Racing Cyclist, Personal Photo Albums (2) Bycycle Racing, Wally Summers
184 Wally Summers Walter "Wally " Summers, Champion Racing Cyclist, Personal Photo Albums (2) Bycycle Racing

Walter "Wally" Summers (born December 12, 1914 in Ryhope, GB - September 12, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) was a British and later American cyclist. Wally Summers was an exotic exception in international cycling. From 1946 to 1957 he was active as professional steward; He became a British champion in this discipline. He started three times at the Tour de Suisse, 1947 and 1949 he gave up, in 1948 he was 40. and last.In 1947 and 1949 he won the Semperit Non-Stop Derby Vienna-Graz-Vienna. In the 1960s, he moved to the United States, assumed US citizenship, and continued racing. At the age of 59, he started his career as the oldest competitor to the UCI World Championships in Montreal, According to his own words, "the half-engrossed Englishman" had prepared for his participation in the race on the streets of Arizona, where he was now living, and could not be stopped by several crashes in the World Cup. At the age of 68, Summers won ten US-American standing records at distances of five to 50 kilometers on the Nuremberg race track at Reichelsdorfer Keller. Two albums of his racing career annotated on the back of each photo by Summers. Photo Album. 10" x11".. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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185 Weems, Mason Locke The Life of William Penn the Settler of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Uriah Hunt 1836 Second Edition. Hardcover Very Good 
Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt, 1836 Philadelphia: Uriah Hunt, 1836 203 pp. B&W portrait of Penn frontis. Text is tight and unmarked, considerable foxing and sunning. Brief contemporary gift inscription on one of the nine free pages before text.The book has been handsomely rebound in black leather with gold-stamped title along spine. No damage to boards. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4.5" x 7".. Second Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Prudence Crandell: a Biography, Welch, Marvis Olive
186 Welch, Marvis Olive Prudence Crandell: a Biography
Manchester, CT Jason Publishers 1983 1st Edition. Paperback Good 
Manchester, CT: Jason Publishers, 1983 Manchester, CT: Jason Publishers, 1983 234 pp with a few B&W illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are intact with light edgewear. An account of the life of Prudence crandell (1802-1890) who opened a school for "Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color" thereby exposing herself to persecution and prosecution from her neighbors in Connecticut. Fall-out from her trials infl;uenced two significant decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Good.. 1st Edition.. Paperback. Good. First Edition. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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187 White, Benton R. The Forgotton Cattle King
College Station, TX Texax A&M University 1986 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
College Station, TX: Texax A&M University, 1986 College Station, TX: Texax A&M University, 1986 138 pp. with 12 pp of B&W illustrations and 6 maps. This was a review copy and the review guidelines are enclosed with the book. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged. not even shelfwear. In mylar jacket. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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188 Whitford, Frank Egon Schiele
Thames and Hudson 1981 Paperback Very Good 
Thames and Hudson, 1981 Thames and Hudson, 1981 215 pp with color and B&W illustrations on every page. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged. Trade Paperback. Very Good.. Paperback. Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Life on the Edge Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, Whittaker, Jim
189 Whittaker, Jim A Life on the Edge Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
Seattle The Mountaineers Books 1999 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 1999 271 pp wwith 24 color plates and B&W photos in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Signed by author on title page. Dust jacket is bright and undamaged.. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Margaret, Friend of Orphans, Widmer, Mary Lou
190 Widmer, Mary Lou Margaret, Friend of Orphans
Louisiana Pelican 1966 1565542517 / 9781565542518 Hardcover Fine Fine 
Louisiana: Pelican, 1966 176 pp with B&W illustrations throughout text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Peach buckram boards are clean and undamaged. Dust jacket is bright and intact.. Buckram. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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191 Wilkin, Karen & Kachur, Lewis The Drawings of Stuart Davis The Amazing Continuity
New York The American Federation of Arts in association with Harry N. Abrams 1992 0917418956 / 9780917418952 Paperback Very Good 
New York: The American Federation of Arts in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1992 143 pp with color and B&W illustrations. Published to accompany the traveling exhibition of the same name 1993-94. Text is clean, tight and unmarked save for previous owner's name on title page. Pictorial covers are clean, bright, undamaged. 12"x12" Size: 12"x12". Large Format Soft Cover. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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192 Wilkinson, J. The Narrative of a Blockade- Runner
Time Life Books 1984 080944254X / 9780809442546 1st Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Time Life Books, 1984 Time Life Books, 1984 252 pp. A handsome reprint of the 1877 first edition. Part of the Collector's Library of the Civil War series. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. All page edges are gilt. Boards bound in black leather with blind-stamped illustration of marching soldiers and gold-stamped titles. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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193 Williams, Emlyn Emlyn: An Early Autobiography 1927-1935
NYC Viking 1974 Hardcover Very Good Fair 
NYC: Viking, 1974 NYC: Viking, 1974 viii, 424 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards faded along top edge. DJ has edgewear and a closed tear. Now in protective mylar. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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194 Wilson, Eugene E. Slipstream: The Autobiography of an Air Craftsman
mcGraw-Hill 1950 Hardcover Good Fair Signed
mcGraw-Hill, 1950 xviii, 327 pp. with portrait of the author frontis. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Signed by author on first free page. Black cloth boards are lightly rubbed at extremities. DJ has some edgewear, now in protective mylar. Not price-clipped.. By Author on FFP. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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195 Wimmel, Kenneth William Woodville Rockhill.: Scholar-Diplomat of the Tibetan Highlands
U.S.A. Orchid Press 2003 9745240222 / 9789745240223 1st Edition. Hardcover New 
U.S.A.: Orchid Press, 2003 U.S.A.: Orchid Press, 2003 238 pp. William Woodville Rockhill (1854-1914) was the first American to learn to read, write and speak Tibetan fluently, ane of the first Americans to be hosted by the Dalai Lama, conversing with the spiritual leader directly in his own language. In the 1880s, he made two extended expeditions into western China, Mongolia and Tibet. He sent an account of his travels to the Smithsonian Institution for publication as The Land of the Lamas (1891)), and in 1893, he was awarded the Gold Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Artifacts from Rockhill's expeditions are in the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and archival materials are in their associated archives, the National Anthropological Archives. With the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion, U.S. Secretary of State John Hay, who knew little of the Far East, turned to Rockhill for guidance. As such, Rockhill drafted a memorandum that spelled out the famous Open Door Policy towards China. He was then despatched as President McKinley's special envoy, where he represented the U.S. in the Conference of Ministers that followed the ending of the Boxer Rebellion. During the negotiations surrounding the Boxer Protocol, Rockhill argued against full war reparations, instead encouraging the Great Powers to settle for a lump sum of $333 million in reparations to be divided amongst the Powers in proportion to their expenses incurred in intervening in China. At Rockhill's urging, the American share of war reparations was used to fund student exchanges between China and the U.S.(a program known as the Boxer Indemnity Scholarship Program). 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Rockhill U.S. Minister to China, a position he held from June 17, 1905, until June 1, 1909.This appointment came in the wake of the British Expedition to Tibet (19031904) that had forced Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama into isolation. Learning that Rockhill spoke Tibetan, the Dalai Lama entered into a correspondence that was to last until Rockhill's death. In 1909, President William Howard Taft named Rockhill Minister to Russia and Rockhill held this post from January 11, 1910, until June 17, 1911.President Taft then named him Minister to Turkey, and he held this post from August 28, 1911, until November 20, 1913. ( Wikipedia). 1st Edition. Hardcover. New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. New. First Edition. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom, Winchester, Simon
196 Winchester, Simon The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
Harper Collins Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Harper Collins 316 pp with 22 B&W illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black paper boardss are undamaged. DJ is bight and intact.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Book Club Edition. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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197 Wood, Beatrice Playing Chess with the Heart Beatrice Wood at 100
Chronicle Books 1994 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover As New As New Wallace, Marlene 
Chronicle Books, 1994 72 pps. B/W photographs throughout. Photographs of and quotes by writer and artist Beatrice Wood at 100 years of age. Text and photos clean and unmarked. DJ and beige coth boards are bright and undamaged.. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Wallace, Marlene. 7.25" X 8.25". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Bolivar, Worcerter, Donald E.
198 Worcerter, Donald E. Bolivar
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Little Brown & Co. 1977 0316953903 / 9780316953900 1st Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co., 1977 243 pp. text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged save a very small chip.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Cervantes, Ybarra, T. R.
199 Ybarra, T. R. Cervantes
Albert & Charles Boni 1931 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Albert & Charles Boni, 1931 260 pp with B&W illustrations in text. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards with silver-stamped titles are clean, lightly bumped. A biography of Miguel de Cervantes drawn from contemporary sources. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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200 Yen, Liang Daughter of the Khans
New Yoprk W.W. Norton 1955 Hardcover Good Good 
New Yoprk: W.W. Norton, 1955 285 pp with one map. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's name on first free page. Orange cloth boards are rubbed at extremities. DJ is missing a chip at head of spine. Now in protective mylar.The autobiography of a young Mongol woman who moved away fromt he tradition-bound life of her family to forge a new life in the modern world of WWII China. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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