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Architect's Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations

By: Ballast, David K.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 059844

ISBN: 0130446866

Condition: Near Fine


Spine ends and bottom corners bumped. Binding tight, pages unmarked. View more info

The Museum at Purgatory

By: Bantock, Nick

Price: $18.00

Publisher: U.S.A., HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 069643

ISBN: 0067575463

Condition: As New


Through a Mixture of words and images, including photographs of invented and real objects, bogus documents, drawings, altered engravings, and short stories in catalog note form, The Museum at Purgatory is a novel depicting an imaginary and highly surreal museum of the netherworld. The museum's curator, Non, narrates the tales behind each room, and discusses Purgatory, life, and the afterlife. He also takes the reader on a guided tour of his 10 favorite rooms at the museum, each exhibiting artwork and an account of the person who sponsored it. Ending with Non's own story -- his life, his arriva... View more info

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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 044306

ISBN: 0060196955

Condition: As New


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Africa 1900: A Continent Emerges (A History in Documentary Photographs)

By: Baschet, Eric

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Switzerland, Swan Productions: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 072420

ISBN: 3894340061

Condition: Very Good


Edges worn, corners bumped. Jacket worn around edges. Binding tight, pages unmarked. Map endpapers. Subtitle: South Africa Black Africa 1890 - 1925 View more info

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Dead Lines

By: Bear, Greg

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Ballantine Books: 2004

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 066208

ISBN: 0345448375

Condition: Near Fine


With his acclaimed novels "Darwin's Children" and "Vitals," award-winning author Greg Bear turned intriguing speculation about human evolution and immortality into tales of unrelenting suspense. Now he ventures into decidedly more frightening territory in a haunting thriller that blends modern technology and old-fashioned terror, as it charts one man's inexorable descent into a world of mounting supernatural dread. For the last two years, Peter Russell has mourned the death of one of his twin daughters--who was just ten when she was murdered. Recent news of his best friend's fatal heart at... View more info

The Land Divided

By: Beedon, F.W.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, J.H. Davis Reynolds:

Seller ID: 074018

Condition: Near Fine


A four page pamphlet concerning the stamps commemorating the Panama Canal. Illustrated View more info

Nations Rise Again An Album for the U.S. Stamps Issued for Over-Run Nations

By: Beedon, F.W.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Kalamazoo, MI, Chambers Publishing Co.: 1943

Seller ID: 074019

Condition: Very Good


Includes a canceled stamp from each country, 12 in all. Unmarked. View more info

Greater United States "Ever Westward Expansion"

By: Beedon, F.W.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, J.H. Davis Reynolds: 1937

Seller ID: 074020

Condition: Near Fine


A four page pamphlet commerating expansion to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Includes a canceled stamp from each place, issued in 1937. Unmarked View more info

The Reconstruction of the Netherlands (Post WW II)

By: Bengelink, J. W. Translated By Springett, R. S.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Holland, Mubro Heemstede:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042512

Condition: Good


Illustrated 47pp descriptions via letter chapters. In May 1945 about 10% of Holland's arable land was underwater; the destruction of property, bridges and roads was extensive. Much progress was made quickly... View more info

Ultimate Journey : Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment

By: Bernstein, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 2001

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 022016

ISBN: 0375400095

Condition: As New


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Galileo and the Dolphins : Amazing but True Stories from Science

By: Berry, Adrian

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Etobicoke, ON, Canada, John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited: 1997

Edition: First Canadian

Seller ID: 015689

ISBN: 0471183652

Condition: Near Fine


"I read Galileo and the Dolphins with great interest and enjoyment." --Arthur C. Clarke Which Clock Loses only one Second Every Three Million Years? Was Newton the "Rapist" of the Universe? Why are Computer Designers Thinking About the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity? Find out as acclaimed author Adrian Berry reveals the truth about Galileo and the dolphins and much, much more in this fascinating, fun-filled romp through time, space, and the wonders of popular science. View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts : XI From Strange Places

By: Bethell, Lieut - Colonel L. A. (Editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd.: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 046673

Condition: Very Good


13 stories by 11 authors Edges worn, corners bumped. Binding tight, pages unmarked View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts : IV Pioneering

By: Bethell, Lieut - Colonel L. A. (Editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd.: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 046674

Condition: Very Good


Jacket flaps toned. 10 stories. Includes Love of Life by Jack London. Edges worn, corners bumped. Binding tight, pages unmarked. View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts : V Jobs of Work

By: Bethell, Lieut - Colonel L. A. (Editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd.: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 046675

Condition: Very Good


12 stories. Edges worn, corners bumped. Binding tight, pages unmarked. View more info

TIME LORD : Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time

By: Blaise, Clark

Price: $6.75

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020901

ISBN: 029784136X

Condition: Near Fine


some soiling to page edges. View more info

Transportation Uniforms of the World

By: Blakeslee, Gilbert F

Price: $67.50

Publisher: Los Angeles, Murray & Gee (for Author):

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 063705

Condition: Very Good


Number 70/ 200. Red boards worn around the edges, corners bumped. Inscribed by author ffep. Water stain to front page edges, some red from boards, most very light. Binding tight, pages unmarked. View more info

The Eagle of the Empire : A Story of Waterloo

By: Brady, Cyrus Townsend

Price: $3.60

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1915

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 039091

Condition: Poor


Holding together, just. Reader copy only. View more info

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Sea Battles on Dry Land : Essays

By: Brodkey, Harold

Price: $5.85

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Henry Holt & Company, LLC: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 013638S

ISBN: 0805060529

Condition: Nr Fine


A brilliant, provocative collection of essays, profiles, and criticism, from one of the great literary figures of our time. Renowned worldwide for his fiction, Harold Brodkey may actually be better known among American readers for his work as an essayist. By turns witty and contemplative, sympathetic and scathing, Brodkey's essays, many of which first appeared in The New Yorker, treat a remarkably broad range of subjects. Whether writing on the New York City subway or country gardens, on presidential politics or haute couture, on Woody Allen or Walter Winchell, Brodkey was a master of the ... View more info

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The White House Mess

By: Buckley, Christopher

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 1995

Seller ID: 012133

ISBN: 0140249281

Condition: Very Good


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Florence Of Arabia

By: Buckley, Christopher

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Random House Inc: 2005

Seller ID: 051778

ISBN: 0812972260

Condition: Very Good


Buckley's humorous treatment of one woman's crusade to impose equal rights for women in the Near East. Fiction at it's satirical best. View more info