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St. Louis Exposition The World's Work
1 St. Louis Exposition The World's Work
Doubleday Page & Co. 1904 Collectible: Good 
Softcover, 538 pages, 10 1/4" tall. Good. The cover is loose from the binding. It is rubbed, torn and missing pieces, especially at top and bottom of spine..Back cover is missing. Main part of book is held together with staples. Pages are chipped, dog earred and lightly yellowed. Some light stains. One of the ad pages has been removed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A special double exposition catalog of the St. Louis Exposition from August 1904. Great ads including; The Gold Dust Twins, Scribner's, Packer's Tar Soap, The Angle Lamp,The Columbia Graphonphone, Columbia Disc Records, Laughlin Fountain Pens, Dentacura Tooth Paste, Underwood's Original Deviled Ham, Peter's Milk Chocolate, Ithaca Hall Clocks, Welch's Grape Juice and more. Some of the articles are: The Marvels of an electrical age, Improvement of education by Otto Heller, The Philippine peoples, a measure of German progress, Japan's extraordinary exhibit, Strange races of men, Double map of the grounds and more. Wonderful illustrations. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Afoot and Afloat in Burma A H Williams 1922 [Hardcover] by Williams, A H, A H Williams
2 A H Williams Afoot and Afloat in Burma A H Williams 1922 [Hardcover] by Williams, A H
Review and Herald Publishing Assoc 1922-01-01 Hardcover Used: Very Good Missing Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
First Edition, Green Cloth Hardcover, 224 pages, 7 3/4" tall. A fascinating primary missionary resource on the Burmese, including the Karens, Talings, Taungthus, Shans, Chins and Kachin peoples. An introduction to Burma, its peoples, their customs, religions. The Aung Baw or water-buffalo and its uses, rice cultivation, palm trees for every purpose, the making & use of elephants of wild ones, floating logs down river, building of houses. Getting food from the river, Buddhist boys and monasteries, how young Burmans make merry, canoe & bullock cart through the floods. With Ma Dwa at the school house, strange Burmese ways of helping the sick, of bamboo houses, market day, into the Shan hills by train and caravan. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture), Ades, Dawn; McClean, Alison
3 Ades, Dawn; McClean, Alison Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture)
University of Texas Press 2009-11-15 0292722486 / 9780292722484 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback 
Unread. The left-wing government viewed art as an important vehicle for education and the promotion of revolutionary values. It established a program to cover the walls of public buildings with murals and set up numerous workshops to produce prints for wide distribution. By the 1930s, Mexico was attracting socially committed artists from all over the American continent and beyond, ready to do battle for a new aesthetic as well as a new political order. Diego Rivera, a key figure in the art of revolution, became one of the most celebrated artists in the world.Starting with works by Jose Guadalupe Posada, who was adopted by the revolutionaries as the archetypal printmaker for the people, Revolution on Paper features prints by thirty-five artists, including the Three Greats of Mexican art of the period--Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The selection includes not only single-sheet artists prints, but also posters addressing social and political issues, and illustrated books on many different subjects. Images of the revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, scenes of poverty, hunger, and oppression, and posters protesting against fascism and the war in Europe contrast with representations of Mexican history and idealized rural life that express what was regarded as typically Mexican. Introductory essays by Dawn Ades and Alison McClean set Mexican printmaking in its artistic and political context. Book has chronologky from 1852 to 1960. Also list of Mexican Presidents from 1876 to 1964. Most prints are in color. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The living treasures of Bahrain, Al Khalifa, Danah
4 Al Khalifa, Danah The living treasures of Bahrain
Oriental Press 1971-01-01 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Light rubbing and edge wear. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Rare homage to Bahrain's royal tradition of Arabian horse breeding, published by The Royal Arabian Studs of Bahrain (identified by their crest to the back). "It is believed today that the largest collection of Arabian horses in the world is to be found in the possession of HH Shaikh Isa Bin Sulman Al Khalifa, the Ruler of Bahrain Islands. HH's horses are not bred for commercial purpose but for pleasure and pride in upholding a family tradition. With the advent of the Al Khalifas to Bahrain, almost two centuries ago, some of the finest horses of desert Arabia were brought with them. These horses have been preserved in their original ancient form and bloodlines. The Royal stud consists of approximately 500 Arabians. Pictures in this booklet have been chosen at random to show some of the horses in their different aspects of their life in Bahrain." Very rare - copies traced to just 4 institutions, of which 2 on Copac (British Library, Exeter, Middle Tennessee State University, Cal Poly Pomona). Printed at Oriental Press, Bahrain. Original color illustrated staple-bound wraps. Landscape format 24 x 15cm. Unpaginated, 120pp consisting of introductory text in Arabic (1pp) and English (1pp) followed by 59 pages of photographs (most full-page) printed to the rectos only, with English / Arabic captions facing, interspersed with occasional poetry. The photos are primarily in b/w, with some color. The introductory text includes a list of horse "strains" or families. REFERENCE: This book is referred in an article in the Arabian Magazine Online, by Joe Ferriss in 2012: "In 1975 while attending a large Arabian horse extravaganza, called the Arabian Horse Fair in Louisville Kentucky, I picked up a book at one of the book-vendor booths, titled the Living Treasures of Bahrain by Danah Al Khalifa. I was awestruck by the natural beauty of these ?deserty? looking steeds, photographed on pearl-like sand. The first stallion presented in the book was a horse called ?Old Speckled Jellaby?. He was 34 years old in the photograph and was a remarkably handsome old horse. There was somehow a natural charm revealed in these Bahraini horses, bearing the qualities of wild animals with a free and unencumbered spirit ? and unaltered by the western world. The black and white photos were so inviting as to make the reader feel as if they were going back in time to the desert to see real original Arabian horses in a native setting. I never forgot the impression that book made on me." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Five Centuries of Famous Ships, Albion, Robert Greenhalgh
5 Albion, Robert Greenhalgh Five Centuries of Famous Ships
McGraw-Hill Inc.,US 1978 0070009538 / 9780070009530 Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Missing Hardcover 
Light soiling on cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Famous ships from the Santa Maria to the Glomar Explorer. Maritime history has always been dominated by a fascination for the ships that have been constructed for exploration, travel, and warfare upon the sea. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Twentieth Century History Of Fort Wayne. U. S. Bicentennial Edition., Ankenbruck, John.
6 Ankenbruck, John. Twentieth Century History Of Fort Wayne. U. S. Bicentennial Edition.
Twentieth Century Historical Fort Wayne , Inc. 1975-01-01 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Brown faux leather has worn corners, toe and heal of spine. Pages yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Bicentennial edition. The written history of Fort Wayne begins at the baptism of a two day old boy in the chapel of Chateau St. Louis, which once stood on the very spot in Quebec where the Chateau Frontenac was later built.Illustrated with black and white photographs. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Australian Adventure Anne Clark Ambassador Wife Signed [Hardcover], Anne Clark
7 Anne Clark Australian Adventure Anne Clark Ambassador Wife Signed [Hardcover]
University of Texas Press 1969-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed by author. Book inscribed to Punnie and Gibb Denman. He donated classic art to the San Antonio museum and land to the city of San Antonio. DJ is rubbed and chipped. Pages clean. Binding is tight.From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife wrote of her observations and impressions to friends and family in the United States. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River, Archer, Kenna Lang
8 Archer, Kenna Lang Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River
University of New Mexico Press 2015-05-01 0826355870 / 9780826355874 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Running more than 1,200 miles from headwaters in eastern New Mexico through the middle of Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River has frustrated developers for nearly two centuries. This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow. The vast majority of projects proposed or constructed in this watershed were failures, undone by the geology of the river as much as the cost of improvement. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Tales of the Tall Ships, Armstrong, Warren
9 Armstrong, Warren Tales of the Tall Ships
John Day 1960-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Used: Acceptable Acceptable Hardcover 
Ex library book with usual markings. In protective clear cover. Light water stain on top page edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Heyday and doomsday for the sailing ship followed each other in close succession. For centuries men gradually improved the ships they built and then the coming of the clippers, with measurements and tonnages and expanses of sail never before heard of, was like a sudden flowering. But the era faded even more abruptly than it had bloomed, with the coming of the steamship. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A History of the Philadelphia Theatre 1835-1855, arthur herman wilson
10 arthur herman wilson A History of the Philadelphia Theatre 1835-1855
Green Press, Publishers 1968-01-01 Hardcover Used: Very Good Missing Hardcover 
First Greenwood reprinting 1968. One small library stamp on title page. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The year of 1855 also records a turning point in the history of the footlights in Philadelphia. At that time, three major events took place to affect the three departments of their history; the theaters, the plays, and the actors. Old Drury ended 62 years of service and was demolished. George Henry Boker's play, Francesca da Rimini, came into it's glory as a tragedy. Dion Boucicault was the major influence to break up the old stock companies of actors and substitute the traveling companies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Netsilik Eskimo, Balikci, Asen
11 Balikci, Asen The Netsilik Eskimo
Doubleday 1970-06-01 0385057660 / 9780385057660 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Cover has creased corner. Pages bent around page 199. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. An in depth study of the Netsilik Eskimo people, their technical ingenuity, their courage and sheer endurance in surviving one of the earth's harshest climates. Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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History of Arizona and New Mexico 1530-1888, a Facsimilie of the 1889 Edition, Bancroft, Hubert Howe
12 Bancroft, Hubert Howe History of Arizona and New Mexico 1530-1888, a Facsimilie of the 1889 Edition
Horn and Wallace, Publishers 1962-01-01 First THUS Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 
First Thus. Light soiling on outside pages. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Dust jacket is chipped and torn.Hubert Howe Bancroft was one of the foremost historians on the history of the American Southwest and Mexico, and in addition to writing comprehensive works on the history of various American states in the region, he also wrote the comprehensive History of Arizona and New Mexico, a comprehensive account of the history of these states, from their aboriginal inhabitants until the 19th century. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces, Barbara Schading; Richard Schading
13 Barbara Schading; Richard Schading A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military: A comprehensive reference to the customs, language and structure of the Armed Forces
Writers Digest Books 2006-12-22 158297408X / 9781582974088 Paperback Used: Like New Paperback 
Unread A basic primer on military life, this authoritative book provides explanations of military language and protocol and breaks down information by branch and includes military slang. Perfect for anyone looking to verify military information or learn more about the branches, as well as history buffs and military enthusiasts, this is the ultimate all-in-one guide to the armed services. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890, BARTLETT, Richard A.
14 BARTLETT, Richard A. The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890
Oxford Univ. 1974-01-01 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Good Hardcover 
First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and missing a piece near the top of the spine. Small stains on outside page edges and endpaper. Corners bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. From borax mule trains to the canoe stop that was Chicago in the 1830s, this book vividly recreated the tale of the westward movement of pioneers into the heartland of North America. With nearly a century separating historian Richard Bartlett from the end of the movement, Bartlett's broad perspective stresses the continuity and inevitability of this greatest element of America's Golden Age. The book focuses on the settlement of the country, the racial and ethnic composition of the people, agriculture, transportation, developments of the land, the growth of towns and cities, and the nature of frontier society as it brilliantly brings to life the frontier experience as lived by millions of Americans. Bartlett concludes that the pioneer's freedom from restrictions in a new country resulted in the unprecedented burst of energy that settled America in some 114 years. Black and white illustrations and photographs. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Talking with Texas Writers: Twelve Interviews, Bennett, Patrick
15 Bennett, Patrick Talking with Texas Writers: Twelve Interviews
Texas A&M University Press 1980-10-01 0890960992 / 9780890960998 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Dust jacket has light rubbing and chipping. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Texas has a whole remuda of writers, some native-born and Texas raised and some immigrants to the state. They range from poets and playwrights to newspapermen and novelists. Pat Bennett has rounded up twelve of the most respected of them to discuss their work and their opinions about Texas writing and literature in general. Authors include: A. C. Greene, Larry McMurtry, John Graves, Max Apple, Shelby Hearon, Preston Jones, Tom Lea, William Goyen, and Larry King. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Wilson, Berg, A. Scott
16 Berg, A. Scott Wilson
Putnam Adult 2013-09-10 0399159215 / 9780399159213 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line.One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently-discovered caches of papers belonging to those close to Wilson. From this material, Berg was able to add countless details, even several unknown events that fill in missing pieces of Wilson's character and cast new light on his entire life. From the scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war to the man of intense passion and turbulence , from the idealist determined to make the world "safe for democracy"to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the century's greatest secrets, the result is an intimate portrait written with a particularly contemporary point of view, a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilson's life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon but Wilson the man. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve, Bernard Goldberg
17 Bernard Goldberg Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve
Harper 2007-04-17 0061252573 / 9780061252570 Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Very Good condition. Light wear. Book slightly askew. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Angkor: Art and Civilization, Bernard Groslier
18 Bernard Groslier Angkor: Art and Civilization
Frederick A. Praeger 1957 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Acceptable Hardcover 
Dust jacket is poor with rubbing, chipping, tears and stains on edges. Foxing on endpapers. Previous owner's name on inside front board. Outside page edges have small stains. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Book provides a visual conspectus of the civilization of ancient Cambodia. Book covers the Khmer civilization, its social structure and economic organization & explains how they created the unique buildings in Cambodia. Contains 6 plates in color and 115 illustrations in photogravure. A participant in the continuing Angkor investigations, the author has spent recent years helping to reconstruct and un-cover temples, ornamental shrines, and palaces. These discoveries, particularly the statues & artifacts, have enabled him to re-date authoritatively a number of events in Angkor history. In addition to providing a detailed analysis of Khmer society, its government, economics, and ethnic and intellectual characteristics, his text includes a stylistic summary of the major periods in Khmer art from the 7th to the 13th centuries and a note on the iconography. A great resource by two of the leading exponents of Southeast Asian art history. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Basilica S. S. Udalrici et Afrae Augustae Vindelicorum. Historice descripta atq aeneis figuris illustrata, Bernardo Hertfelder
19 Bernardo Hertfelder Basilica S. S. Udalrici et Afrae Augustae Vindelicorum. Historice descripta atq aeneis figuris illustrata
Augustae Vindelicorum Augsburg 1627-01-01 First Edition Vellum Collectible: Very Good Leather Bound 
1627 First Edition. Contemporary full vellum. Quarto. pp[viii], 191. Title page nine plates (most folding) and 51 headpieces engraved in copper by Wolf Kilian after Matthias Kager. Light stains. Two early library stamps on title page. Covers slightly creased. Work on the basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg began in 1474 but wasn't completed until 1603. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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Five Miles High and Forty Below: Fifty Missions of a B-17 Bomber Crew, June-August 1944, Bill Wiliams; Linda Hussa [Editor]; Carole Fisher [Illustrator];
20 Bill Wiliams; Linda Hussa [Editor]; Carole Fisher [Illustrator]; Five Miles High and Forty Below: Fifty Missions of a B-17 Bomber Crew, June-August 1944
CP Media 2009-08-01 0975984136 / 9780975984130 Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Limited first edition. Cover has rubbing and edgewear. Riveting and hair-raising, this is the true story of ten ordinary men who volunteered and were assigned as members of a B-17 bomber crew. Tony the pilot, at twenty-eight, was the oldest. Louie was just nineteen. The rest of the crew were in their twenties. No crew worked harder than they did to complete their assignment and do their best to stay alive. Their job was to train and fly B-17's on fifty missions from June to September 1944. That's what they did, and they all came home. A rare documentation of all fifty missions, Five Miles High and Forty Below is a slice of American and world history never to be forgotten. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Q&A in chapter 11 about the mistreatment of American prisoners of war at Stalag Luft #4 from November 1944 to May 1945. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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