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Plain Tales from the Raj Images of British India in the Twentith Century, Allen, Charles
1 Allen, Charles Plain Tales from the Raj Images of British India in the Twentith Century
London Futura 1975 First Edition Thus; 5th Printing Paperback Very Good; Pictorial trade paperback, amall front cover crease; clean pages; tight binding; glossary; illustrated. Edited by Allen. 
One of the trilogy begun including Tales from the Dark Continent and Tales from the South China Seas. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 287 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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Tales from the South China Seas Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century, Allen, Charles
2 Allen, Charles Tales from the South China Seas Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century
London Futura 1984 0708824943 / 9780708824948 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good; Pictorial trade paperback, front cover crease; clean pages; tight binding; glossary; illustrated. 
Concluding the trilogy begun with Plain Tales from the Raj and Tales from the Dark Continent. Edited by Allen. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 319 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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The Vineyard Journal, Bell, Esther Hope Lovell
3 Bell, Esther Hope Lovell The Vineyard Journal
Martha's Vineyard, MA Kendron Press 1979 First Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated. Illustrated by John B. Bell, Jr. 
A journal dictated to her children as she lay dying of cancer. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 124 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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American Prometheus  The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Bird, Kai &  Martin J. Sherwin
4 Bird, Kai & Martin J. Sherwin American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Knopf 2005 0375412026 / 9780375412028 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good; Blue hardcover with maroon cloth spine and silver titles; DJ light crease on spine tail and Winner of the ulitzer Prize sticker on front panel; clean pages; tight binding. 
SIGNED on the title page by both authors, with dedication "To Curtis and Joan, Lovers of history! Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin another Jean Mayer fan! "; 9.30 X 6.50 X 1.70 inches; 721 pages 
Price: 495.00 USD
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An American Requiem God, My Father, and the War That Came between Us, Carroll, James
5 Carroll, James An American Requiem God, My Father, and the War That Came between Us
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1996 039577926X / 9780395779262 First Edition; 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Gray hardcover with red spine and gilt titles; clean pages; tight binding; illustration. 
A National Book Award winner, and as you read it, you know you will never forget. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Memories and Adventures, Churchill, Winston Spencer
6 Churchill, Winston Spencer Memories and Adventures
New York Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1989 1555841686 / 9781555841683 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover As New in Very Good dust jacket; Plum hardcover with cloth spine and gilt titles; clean pages; tight binding. 
The grandson of Winston Churchill's autobiography. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages 
Price: 8.95 USD
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The Lost Daughters of China, Evans, Karin
7 Evans, Karin The Lost Daughters of China
New York J P Tarcher 2001 1585421170 / 9781585421176 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding. 
"A cross-cultural adventure of the soul" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages 
Price: 5.95 USD
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The Evolution of Life Described in the Memoirs of Major Seth Eyland, Late of the Mounted Rifles, Eyland, Seth (Pseudonym Of David Edward Cronin)
8 Eyland, Seth (Pseudonym Of David Edward Cronin) The Evolution of Life Described in the Memoirs of Major Seth Eyland, Late of the Mounted Rifles
New York S. W. Green's Son 1894 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good; Not a REPRINT. Original brown cloth hardcover with blind embossed decoration and gilt spine titles, bumped, rubbed and weak attachment of spine; hinge cracked (could use some loving, professional repair) and title page loose; clean pages. A rare, original book. 
"...he has now written a chatty and highly personal autobiography, which suffices also to give in some measure a picture of his times." The Literary World Vol 15, 1894. Cronin (1839-1925) enlisted in the Army at the beginning of the Civil War and became an artist for Harper's Weekly. He was know as a painter, illustrator and journalist. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 336 pages 
Price: 495.00 USD
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A Blessing over Ashes   The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother, Fifield, Adam
9 Fifield, Adam A Blessing over Ashes The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother
William Morrow 2000 0380976803 / 9780380976805 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover As New in Very Good+ dust jacket; White hardcover with black spine and silver titles; clean pages; tight binding. 
"...an unusual story that combines classic coming-of-age events with the sad history of a young refugee from the devastated Cambodia of the last decades. Soeuth--the refugee--came to live with the Fifield family at the age of 14. Adam, the family's eldest son, narrates the story in conversational slang; reading this book is like listening to an old friend tell his surprising life story. ; 9.40 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 336 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland...also, the Life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, Handford, Thomas W.
10 Handford, Thomas W. Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland...also, the Life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1884 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Blue hardcover with black embossed decoration and gilt titles, spine head frayed; clean pages; tight binding. 
A typical 19th century political biography for the 1884 presidential campaign with political details of the time. Full title: Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland, the Fearless and Independent Governor of the Empire State, and Candidate for President of the United States, Reciting the Annals of His Successful Career from Obscurity to the Eminent Position which He Now Holds in the Administration of the People. Also, the Life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, Candidate for Vice-President; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 297 pages 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Salmon Portland Chase, Hart, Albert Bushnell
11 Hart, Albert Bushnell Salmon Portland Chase
Boston Houghton and Mifflin 1899 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and decoration, rubbed; scant penciled marginalia; index. 
Hart presents Chase "as the central figure in three episodes which are of great historic importance, --the Western political anti-slavery movement, the financial measures of the Civil War, and the process of judicial reconstruction." ; American Statesmen, Edited by John T. Morse, Jr. Series; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 465 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Luther Halsey Gulick Missionary in Hawaii, Micronesia, Japan, and China, Jewett, Frances Gulick
12 Jewett, Frances Gulick Luther Halsey Gulick Missionary in Hawaii, Micronesia, Japan, and China
Boston Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Company 1895 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; THIS IS NOT A REPRINT. Dark green cloth hardcover with gilt titles, lightly rubbed; frontispiece with tissue guard; clean pages, gilt top edges; tight binding; maps; former owner's name on ffep. 
A fine biography of a somewhat liberal 19th century missionary who was involved in education, newspaper publishing and was an outspoken critic of conservative forces in the Kingdom of Hawaii. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages 
Price: 174.95 USD
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Men of Maryknoll, Keller, James and Meyer Berger
13 Keller, James and Meyer Berger Men of Maryknoll
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1944 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Poor dust jacket; Light blue cloth hardcover with silver titles; SIGNED by author James Keller on ffep; clean pages; tight binding; DJ chipped and repaired with cello tape. 
Written during Waorld War II, these are the stories of Marryknollers at work in China, Japan, the Philippines and South America, many caught in the tide of war. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages; Signed by One Author 
Price: 8.95 USD
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The McArthurs of Limington, Maine 1783-1917, King, Elizabeth
14 King, Elizabeth The McArthurs of Limington, Maine 1783-1917
Falmouth, ME Kennebec River Press 1992 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket; Green cloth hardcover with gilt titles; bottom of pages wrinkled from moisture, but does not affect text; tight binding; illustrated; index. 
The biography of a Maine family. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Pa Chin and His Writings, Lang, Olga
15 Lang, Olga Pa Chin and His Writings
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1967 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Blue cloth hardcover with black titles; dust jacket chipped and soiled, especially on the spine panel; clean pages; tight binding. 
With a focus on the content of his novels and short stories and their affect on Chinese youth, this is more than a standard biography. ; Harvard East Asian Series Series; Vol. 28; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 402 pages 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam, Larsen, Wendy Widler and Tran Thi Nga
16 Larsen, Wendy Widler and Tran Thi Nga Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam
New York Random House 1986 0394549856 / 9780394549859 First edition, as stated; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Rust hardcover with purple cloth spine and copper decoration and spine titles; faux marble end papers; clean pages; tight binding. Remainder mark on top page edges. 
As clear and strong a story of Vietnam you will ever read. "If you weren't there, these prose poems are merely gorgeous . If you were, they are heartbreaking." Nicholas Proffin. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages 
Price: 5.95 USD
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Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam, Larsen, Wendy Widler and Tran Thi Nga
17 Larsen, Wendy Widler and Tran Thi Nga Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam
New York Random House 1986 0394549856 / 9780394549859 First edition, as stated; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Rust hardcover with purple cloth spine and copper decoration and spine titles; faux marble end papers; clean pages; tight binding. 
As clear and strong a story of Vietnam you will ever read. "If you weren't there, these prose poems are merely gorgeous . If you were, they are heartbreaking." Nicholas Proffin. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Karl Marx A Brief Biographical Sketch with an Exposition of Marxism, Lenin, V. I.
18 Lenin, V. I. Karl Marx A Brief Biographical Sketch with an Exposition of Marxism
Peking Foreign Languages Press 1970 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding. 
A classic originally written in 1913. This edition is from an English translation published in Moscow in 1951 ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 63 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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Daniel Webster, Lodge, Henry Cabot
19 Lodge, Henry Cabot Daniel Webster
Boston Houghton and Mifflin 1899 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good-; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and decoration, rubbed, hinges cracked; penciled marginalia; index. 
Lodge, of course, sings the praises of Mr. Webster. ; American Statesmen, Edited by John T. Morse, Jr. Series; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 372 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Viscount Palmerston, K. G., Marquis Of Lorne
20 Marquis Of Lorne Viscount Palmerston, K. G.
New York Harper & Brothers 1892 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Brown cloth hardover with gilt titles, som mottling, especially on the rear board; frontispiece with tissue guard shows foxing; clean pages; tight binding. 
The author, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll KG KT GCMG GCVO VD PC (1845 1914) ,...was a British nobleman and the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He was married to the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. ; The Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria, Edited by Stuart J. Reid Series; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 240 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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