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The Rape of Hope

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Look Back Books: 2008-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1602

ISBN: 0981475213

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. Historical fiction based on notes from a University of Chicago professor who did historical research on Mayan history. Hinshaw wrote this book to preserve the research in a readable format. This book focuses on southern Guatemala, Panajachel, and Lake Atitlan. The book starts in 1940. View more info

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Papers: The Jacksonville Historical Society Volume IV

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Jacksonville Historical Society: 1960-01-01

Seller ID: 77-3-1939

Condition: Used: Good


Cover is rubbed, chipped and tanned on edges. Light soiling and Red stain on back cover.The articles in this issue of Papers were selected with a view toward compiling in one book the known facts about the history of northeast Florida. Dr. Frank G. Slaughter, Jacksonville's noted writer of fiction, contributed to this volume with the poser: Who Discovered Florida? View more info

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Afoot and Afloat in Burma A H Williams 1922 [Hardcover] by Williams, A H

By: A H Williams

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Review and Herald Publishing Assoc: 1922-01-01

Seller ID: 547

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 scho... View more info

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A Long Trip in a Prairie Schooner

By: Barnett, Joel

Price: $130.00

Publisher: Western Stationary Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000823

Condition: Very Good


Maroon peebled binding, 134 pages, 8" tall,Scarce. Very Good. Light rubbing and edgewear. Endpapers light tanning and fep has price written in crayon on it. Small stain on title page. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. A reminiscence of an overland journey from Keokuk County, Iowa, to Oregon in 1859 . Illustrated with two photographs, one of Amos Barnett, and one of Mary Barnett. View more info

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Christmas: A pictorial pilgrimage

By: Benoit, Pierre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nashville, Abingdon Press: 1969-01-01

Seller ID: 000047

ISBN: 0687077516

Condition: Used: Very Good


DJ has rubbing and light edge wear. DJ is price clipped. Light foxing on endpapers. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Climb the slopes of Nazareth. Travel to Bethlehem. Walk the Shepherd's Field--capture the true meaning of Christmas as you make a pilgrim's journey to the Holy Land through the pages of this fascinating book. Beautiful photographs in color and black and white create the mood and lead you onward. From its exquisite cover to the last page - truly a work of art to be cherished for generations. View more info

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The Maine Land: A Portfolio of Views Taken in Vacationland

By: Bradshaw, Marion J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bangor Theological Seminary: 1941-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-2-1701

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on numbered endpaper. Third Printing. Number 950 of 1004 copies. 148 plus unpaginated photos and some pages. Maps. Illustrations. Gift inscription on inside front board. Notes on The Rev. Marion John Bradshaw on fep.From the foreword by the author, professor of religion at Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine, "I have come to know Maine too well and to love it too much to write about it, since I cannot sufficiently wield a poet's pen, nor command words to march and sing on the grand scale appropriate to my theme." View more info

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Art of the World South Sea Islands Australia NZ

By: Buehler, Alfred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1965

Seller ID: 000046

Condition: Very Good


Second printing, Burgundy Cloth Hardcover, 250 pages, With 63 color tipped in plates and over 90 black & white illustrations and maps. Very Good. Name written on endpaper. Slight discoloration on endpapers. Binding is tight.The three sections of the book cover the Pacific area from New Guinea to Easter Island; the Maori of New Zealand, and the art of the primitive peoples of Australia. A title in the Art of the World Library. Very Good. Name written on endpaper. Slight discoloration on endpapers. Binding is tight. View more info

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Mexican Voices/American Dreams: An Oral History of Mexican Immigration to the United States

By: Davis, Marilyn P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co: 1990-10-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3-5-959

ISBN: 0805012168

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed and chipped. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The story of Mexican immigration tolf from a new perspective, in the words of the men and women who lived it. Through their voices, we gain a fresh and truer understanding of this major aspect of American/Mexican relations. View more info

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The Mediterranean: Saga of a Sea by Ludwig, Emil

By: Emil Ludwig

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1942

Seller ID: 422

Condition: Used: Very Good


Blue Cloth Hardcover, 635 pages. Paint on bottom edges. Spine sun faded. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.The author's impressions and experiences of visiting and studying the various peoples and cultures that ring the Mediterranean Sea, surveying the various countries' topography and history. Translated from the German by Barrows Mussey; contains maps, illustrations, appendix, index. View more info

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Le Moyen Age La Gaule Romaine Dayot 1900 French History

By: Flammarion, Ernest

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Paris:

Seller ID: 000432

Condition: Very Good


Armand Dayot, Inspecteur General Des Beaux- Arts. Paris, Ernest Flammarion, Editor, s.d. (before 1900). 234 pages.Red percaline binding with nets gold, first dish struck gold, backs with nerves decorated, title and higher section gilded. Sun faded along edges. Part of the leather on the front near the spine is missing. Toe and heel of the spine shows wear. Edge wear. Hinges broken. Creases on endpaper. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Written in French. French history containing "La Gaule Romaine," "La France Feodale," and "La Royaute." Armand Dayot, Inspe... View more info

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Peking

By: Greene, Felix

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Smithmark Pub: 1978-11-01

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 3-5-975

ISBN: 0831767901

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Dust jacket is sunfaded on top edge and spine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight, Photo travel essay based on the veteran journalist's travels in to Peking. Focuses on people who live in Peking, how they organize their lives and deal with the government. View more info

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Maya: Divine Kings of the Rainforest

By: Grube, Nikolai (editor); Eggebrecht, Eva; Seidel, Matthias

Price: $90.00

Publisher: h.f.ullmann / Tandem Verlag GmbH: 2007-01-01

Seller ID: 1-5-1403

ISBN: 3833143398

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Like new. Still in shrink wrap. Top corners bumped.This volume vividly traces Mayan development from the origins of the culture to the founding of the first great cities, and from Spanish colonization to the present day. Authors of various disciplines open up a multilayered insight into daily life religion, art and architecture.Complete explanations and impressive photographs create for the reader a living picture of a fascinating advanced civilization. View more info

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San Antonio City of Flaming Adventure Boyce House

By: House, Boyce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Naylor Co.: 1968

Seller ID: 001191

Condition: Very Good


1968, revised and enlarged edition, Tan Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 214 pages, 8 1/2" tall, Very Good. DJ has light rubbing and a tear that was originally taped near spine. Price clipped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.This is the revised edition published for the Hemisfair in 1968 in San Antonio. Originally published in 1949. Illustrated by Melvin D. Jordan. Foreword by Marshall T. Steves, President of Hemisfair "68. History of San Antonio. View more info

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Scotland and Its Whiskies: The Great Whiskies and Their Landscapes

By: Jackson, Michael; Wright, Harry Cory [Photographer]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harcourt: 2001-11-05

Seller ID: c19-3-6

ISBN: 0151009422

Condition: Used: Very Good


Bottom corner of DJ is chipped. Bottom edge of book and corners rubbed and bumped. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.With his Malt Whisky Companion, Michael Jackson was the first writer to describe in detail the aromas and flavors of Scotland's most famous product. Now he depicts the country that shapes the whiskies, with a calm clarity that doesn't hide his passion for Scotland and its whiskies. Ten chapters take us to each of the great distilleries, detailing the influence of climate and geography. Also included are a directory of distilleries and their malts, and a glossary. View more info

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The Arctic Basin John E Sater Map [Hardcover] by Sater, John E

By: John E Sater

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Arctic Institute of North Amercia: 1969-01-01

Seller ID: 573

Condition: Used: Very Good


Blue Cloth Hardcover, 337 pages, 10 1/4" tall, Symposium "Held at Hershey, Pa. , under the auspices of The Arctic Institute of North America and the Office of Naval Research, U. S. Navy. " Folded map glued to the rear endpaper. Name on endpaper. Corners bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Represents conclusions and recommendations after an analysis of environmental factors affecting operations in the Arctic. View more info

Invitation to Portugal

By: Kempner, Mary Jean

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7-5-1919

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Diust jacket has 2 tears about 1" each and is price clipped. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.The book reflects the personal delights and enthusiasms of a confirmed traveler concerned with people, places, and things. Stunning photographs. View more info

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Ghost Towns of the West Florin Illustrated

By: Lambert Florin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Promontory Press: 1971

Seller ID: 000512

Condition: Very Good


Lambert Florin, Promontory Press, 1971, Brown Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 872 pages, 11" tall. DJ is good but back of jacket has 2" tear. Inscription on inside front board. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Massive panorama of Western Americana via verbal & pictorial exploration of the region's ghost towns, ranging from Alaska & the Yukon to Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, & other states. The West's turbulent history, railroads, fortune hunters, outlaws, lawmen &more, profusely enhanced with photos throughout. View more info

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HIGH DAM OVER NUBIA [Import] [Hardcover] by GREENER, LESLIE

By: LESLIE GREENER

Price: $18.00

Publisher: THE VIKING PRESS: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9

Condition: Used: Very Good


First Edition 244 pages, DJ is rubbed,chipped and torn. Book askew. Inside pages clean. Binding is tight.An account of efforts to preserve Egyptian archaeological sites in the face of impending flooding caused by the the then-in-progress High Dam project. Laid in newspaper article about Nile Dam to cover Old civilization. View more info

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IN THE AGE OF MANKIND

By: Lewin, Roger

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Smithsonian: 1988-08-17

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-4-911

ISBN: 0895990229

Condition: Collectible: Like New


First edition in unread condition. Small dent along gutter of dust jacket. Spectacular color photographs and vivid text by authors Lewin tell the story of human evolution in an impressive Smithsonian publication. View more info

South Korea: A Country Study (Area Handbook Series)

By: Library of Congress Federal Research Division; Savada, Andrea Matles [Editor]; Shaw, William [Editor];

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Library of Congress: 1997-07-01

Seller ID: 7-5-1940

ISBN: 0844407364

Condition: Used: Very Good


Light edge wear and staining on cover. Small stains on outside page edges and on some pages. Overall inside pages clean and binding is tight.Understand a particular foreign country through dynamic descriptions and analyses of its historical, social, environmental, economic, governmental, political, and national security systems and institutions. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, beliefs, interests, and their attitudes towards their social system and political order. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. View more info