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1 Mary Anning and the Sea Dragon
Atkins, Jeannine Gordonsville, VA, U.S.A. Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1999 0374348405 / 9780374348403 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Dooling , Michael 
Hardcover.OVERSIZE BOOK.Stated First Edition. No Pagination. Illustrated in colour. Text block is bright with no internal markings. Illustrated boards. Dust jacket is unfaded , with no tears and minimal shelf and edge wear. We have placed it in a removable mylar cover.Please see our photograph.....(JEANNINE ATKINS, a former high school English teacher, is the author of three other picture books, including A Name on the Quilt, illustrated by Tad Hills. Intrigued by the mix of legends and facts surrounding Mary Anning, the author visited Lyme Regis, and there conceived her lnterpretation of the events leading to Mary Anning's lifelong search for fossils. Jeannine Atkins lives with her family in Whately, Massachusetts. MICHAEL DOOLING has illustrated numerous books for children among them are George Washington: A Picture Book Biography by James Cross Giblin and O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories. He lives in Audubon, New Jersey. 
Price: 10.40 USD

 
2 Silver Queen: The Fabulous Story of Baby Doe Tabor
Bancroft, Caroline Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. Johnson Pub Co 1983 0933472218 / 9780933472211 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Stapled wraps; 80 pages; Later printing, 1989; Black & white photographs, illustrations; All pages securely attached; Bright text; Yellow pictorial cover with modest shelf & edge wear including feint rubbing; ....(A biography of this famous woman, who was one of the richest persons in the United States during the decade of the 1880s. Her life story was a drama of contrasts as it was from rags to riches, and riches back to rags again, with the setting being the backdrop of Colorado's magnificent mountains.) 
Price: 5.88 USD

 
 
3 Faith Vs. Fate: The Shaun Stephenson Story (From Undocumented Live-in Nanny & Maid to Director with Pre-Paid Legal Services Incorporated)
Bascom, Harold A.; Stephenson, Shaun Hackensack, New Jersey, USA Koker Press 2007 0980206308 / 9780980206302 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 242 pages; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to the spine and modest shelf and edge wear; . (Written for people who are struggling with life and need to be lifted up after experiencing downfalls.) 
Price: 6.40 USD

 
4 The Oxford Companion to Film
Bawden, Liz-Anne (Edited by) Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford Univ Pr 1976 0192115413 / 9780192115416 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 767 pages; Black & white photographs throughout with color photos as well; Textblock is tight and clean with no underlining, no highlighting, no marginalia; Medium-blue cloth covered boards with title in gold; Dust-jacket has protected the book well & is still bright; Has some shelf wear (small pieces missing/nicks to top & tail of jacket; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; . .....(Entries, as with all 'Oxford Companions', are in alphabetical order and include: Descriptions with selected credits of 700 individual films chosen; Biographies of actors, directors, producers, cameramen, script writers, designers, and composers; Histories of major film production companies, of the development of the industry in the main film-producing countries, and of cinema architecture; Discussions of movement, genres, the work of major theorists and critics, and topics on which information is not readily available such as propaganda and censorship; Accounts of the various screen representations of real people and adaptations of literary classics; Explanations of technical processes such as editing, dubbing, and animation. Chosen especially for this, the illustrations are all frame enlargements, photographed from the films themselves, reproduced in the precise proportions in which they appeared on the movie screen. Written in clear, concise English, this covers all aspects of the medium from A to Z, ranging from silent moves and the beginnings of film to the 1970's, encompassing a wider array of information than any comparable work in the language.) 
Price: 6.40 USD

 
 
5 The Hidden Price of Greatness
Beeson, Ray; Hunsicker, Ranelda MacK Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A. Tyndale House Publishers Inc. 1991 084231380X / 9780842313803 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 293 Pages; Textblock is tight, bright and clean with no internal markings or names. Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears and no creasing to spine. Has modest shelf and edge wear. ("The Hidden Price of Great-Ness" showcases portraits of ordinary people who became extraordinary as they walked down life's hard roads. Adversity worked in them the determination to triumph.) 
Price: 6.01 USD

 
6 Ingrid Bergman: My Story
Bergman, Ingrid; Burgess, Alan New York, U.S.A. Dell Pub Co 1987 0440140862 / 9780440140863 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps; 602 pages with index; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages save for previous store stamp on front-free endpaper; Light mark to fore-edge; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to spine and modest shelf and edge wear including a gentle crease felt to front cover, and light nicks to edge; . (The life story of Ingrid Bergman, filled with warmth and humor. Tasteful and absorbing to read.) 
Price: 6.49 USD

 
 
7 Hubert: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Humphrey I Knew
Berman, Edgar, M.D. U.S.A. Putnam Pub Group 1979 0399123148 / 9780399123146 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Remainder 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 300 pages; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Remainder dot to textblock edge; Light powder blue boards with title in silver; Dust-jacket is unfaded but does have some tanning; Has modest shelf & edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; . (In a revealing, yet compassionate look at the Minnesota Senator many regarded as one of the finest men of his generation. Hubert Humphrey's close friend and personal physician, Edgar Berman, details the strengths and weaknesses of the politician, statesman, and distinctively American philosopher-realist during the last two decades of his life.) 
Price: 6.25 USD

 
8 Martha Inc. : The Incredible Story of Martha Stewart Living
Byron, Christopher Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A. John Wiley & Sons Inc 2003 0471429589 / 9780471429586 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps; 442 pages with index; First paperback printing; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight and clean with no internal markings and no names; Cover is bright and unfaded with no tears and no creasing to the spine; Has modest shelf and edge wear including small crease to front panel, bottom right hand corner; . (From the suburban kitchens of Connecticut to the boardrooms of Wall Street, Martha Stewart's story is filled with power, drama, conflict, and tragedy. In this paperback, business writer and columnist Christopher Byron details events involving Martha Stewart including the inside story of Martha's most horrible year with the headlines of possible insider trading and obstruction of justice.) 
Price: 6.49 USD

 
 
9 Dead Man Walking: Teaching in a Maximum-Security Prison
Campbell, W. Reason New York, New York, U.S.A. R. Marek 1978 039990008X / 9780399900082 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 274 pages; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for discoloration marks to edges, which also affects shared page of 65/66 & endpapers/page rippling to some pages; Grey, red & yellow pictorial boards with modest shelf and edge wear including light rubbing/two nicks to top & tail of spine; . (Biography of W. Reason Campbell and the education of prisoners in a maximum security prison, with this being both informative and enlightening.) 
Price: 6.42 USD

 
10 The Works of Thoreau
Canby, Henry Seidel Houghton Mifflin Co. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 848 pages; Ex-library with usual library markings; Title page has been gently removed by previous owner, but we do list the contents of this collection below for your convenience (sorry that this was previously removed); Textblock is tight with highlighting and light page creasing in the Introduction pages; The title page has been gently removed; Beige-cloth covered boards with the title in green and black; It has modest shelf and edge wear including some light marks to the boards; A good solid copy; . (The listed contents of 'The Works of Thoreau' are: Introduction, Biographical Note, Selections from the 'Journal', A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden, Poems, Travel Books, Selections from the 'Journal', Nature Essays, On Religion and Friendship, Man Against the State, John Brown's Body, followed by Selected Bibliography.) 
Price: 6.25 USD

 
 
11 Goat Brothers
Colton, Larry New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday & Company Inc 1993 038524407X / 9780385244077 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 559 pages; First printing; Black & white phtographs; Textblock is tight and bright with no internal markings and no names. The boards are a slate grey with black spine and title in gold. Unfaded dust-jacket with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear. We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . Larry Colton dreamed of pitching in the big leagues, of the beautiful wife he'd marry one day and he achieved both for a brief period of time. He then spent twenty years coming to grips with the way the dream had ended. Reading of the lives of these men in the book, troubled, heroic and heartbreaking shows us who they were, and how they became who they are today. Larry Colton lives in Portland, Oregon, and has two daughters. He has written for Sports Illustrated and the New York Times Magazine. 
Price: 5.95 USD

 
12 The Lonely Now
Cruz, Nicky; Buckingham, Jamie Plainfield, New Jersey, USA Logos International 1971 0912106158 / 9780912106151 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall James N. Howard (Cover Design); and Jim Howard (Illustrations) 
; 143 pages; Second printing March 1971; Black & white photographs; Introduction by Art Linkletter; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for former owners name neatly written to front-free endpaper; Pages are lightly tanned; Black cloth covered boards with title in silver; Pictorial dust-jacket with shelf and edge wear including small pieces missing to edges w/small close tears; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (A moving book designed to inspire youth and adult alike to find life's higher purposes. Millions knew Nicky Cruz from the multimillion best-seller 'The Cross and the Switchblade' and the best-seller 'Run Baby Run'. Nicky Cruz was a man who turned his life around and started helping others.) 
Price: 6.25 USD

 
 
13 Ted Kennedy: Triumphs and Tragedies
David, Lester New York, New York, U.S.A. Award Books 1975 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps; 351 pages; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages save for a small ink mark to the front-free endpaper, and slight ink-mark to the top; Pictorial cover with no tears and shelf and edge wear including slight spine roll, some gentle creasing, and light mark to top; . (A straightforward look at Ted Kennedy, who was called the last brother. Tested far beyond, this man became an outspoken Senator willing to speak out on issues, and was a man who tried to rise above personal tragedy.) 
Price: 5.70 USD

 
14 Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom
Davidson, Margaret New York City, New York, USA Scholastic Book Services 1968 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eleanor Mill 
; Wraps; 80 pages; Black & white illustrations; Tight textblock with tanned, unmarked pages; Red & blue pictorial cover with light shelf-rubbing; Has shelf & edge wear including crease mid-center of front panel, two-inch close tear on back panel near top-right; .....(This is the life story of Frederick Douglass, a great man who lived in Abraham Lincoln's time. It tells how he grew up as a slave, later escaped, and how he fought so that people might be considered free and equal.) 
Price: 5.88 USD

 
 
15 The Man on the Iron Horse
Davis-Wilcox; Rhoda U.S.A. Martin 1996 0960664823 / 9780960664825 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Fred H. Shantz 
; Stapled Wraps; 46 pages; Black & white photographs; Black & white illustrations; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for neat gift inscription to previous owner on title page; Unfaded black & white cover with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; . (This book was started when a young fourth-grader kept his audience wide-eyed with a report entitled "My Visit to a Castle". The children's questions about the castle and the man on the iron horse were so numerous that the author promised to find answers for them. The result is this brief biography. General William Jackson Palmer, while alive, did not permit a biography to be written, however after his death, his daughters graciously consented to the writing of this story.) 
Price: 6.03 USD

 
16 Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography
Delsohn, Steve; Heisler, Mark U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 2006 074324348X / 9780743243483 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Remainder 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 335 pages; First printing; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with no underlining, no highlighting and no marginalia; Light cream boards with spine in red and title in gold; Bright pictorial dust-jacket with no tears and minimal shelf and edge wear; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (The first comprehensive biography of Bob Knight, one of the most successful and controversial coaches in the history of American sports. Details the scope of Knight's playing and coaching career through extensive interviews, and authors Steve Delsohn and Mark Heisler give a candid yet balanced account of this famous basketball coach.) 
Price: 5.77 USD

 
 
17 The Complete Films of Gary Cooper
Dickens, Homer Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A. Citadel Press 1970 0806502797 / 9780806502793 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Wraps, 278 pages, oversize book; First paperback printing; Black & white photographs throughout the book; Textblock is tight & square; No names or marginalia; Pictorial cover with modest shelf & edge wear including small nicks, rubbing to spine; ....(A filmography of the complete films of Gary Cooper. Illustrated throughout with photographs, and is a book that once you pick it up is hard to put down.) 
Price: 10.29 USD

 
18 Citizen Hughes
Drosnin, Michael New York, New York, U.S.A. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1985 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Robert Anthony Inc. (Jacket Design) 
; 532 pages with index; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Light yellow/cream boards with blue spine, title in gold; Blue dust-jacket with title in yellow, modest shelf wear includes wear to corners/top-tail of spine; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; ......(Michael Drosnin, the author is a former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, who now writes here about Howard Hughes. Based on nearly 10,000 previously unpublished internal documents of the Hughes empire, including more than 3,000 pages of the billionaire's own handwritten memoranda, this book revealed some things that Hughes had not previously shared. With a cast of characters including Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Herbert Humphrey, and the Kennedys, it tells how one man boldly set out to influence the government of the United States. Plus, in the early morning hours of June 5, 1974, unknown burglers staged a daring break-in at the billionaire's supposedly impregnable headquarters, escaping with hidden files that were not recovered until the author of this book cracked the case. He reveals the story here of the Great Hughes Heist and more.) 
Price: 5.69 USD

 
 
19 Builders: Poems By Birdsall Otis Edey
Edey, Birdsall Otis; Kenyon, Mildred Adams U.S.A. Girl Scouts Inc 1940 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 142 pages; Girl Scouts ex-library book with library markings; Black & white frontispiece of author Birdsall Otis Edey; Book block is tight with gently tanned pages, shadow to endpapers; Orange cloth-covered boards with title in black to front board & spine; Has modest shelf & edge wear including slight bowing of boards; A very good solid copy; . (These poems were gathered for the first time into one volume together with a brief biography of Birdsall Otis Edey, which was written by Mildred Adams Kenyon.) 
Price: 5.94 USD

 
20 Skiing to Win
Edwards, Harvey New York, New York, U.S.A. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc 1973 0152754008 / 9780152754006 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 95 pages; Black & white photographs; Textblock is square and tight with unmarked pages; Does have light wear inside the front and back cover with a small 'pulled' area to the back-free endpaper (from a previous small label); Light blue, cloth-covered boards with the title in black; It has modest shelf and edge wear including some light rubbing and some tiny marks; . (Describes major competition skiing events throughout the world including biographies of international skiing champions and a special section in ski touring. The listed contents page is: The Best in the World, The Meaning of World Cup Ski Racing, Cross-Country Racing, High Mountain Ski Touring, Faster, Farther, and Better.) 
Price: 6.49 USD

 
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