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1 The Complete Works of Raphael
NY: Reynal & Company / William Morrow 1969 Large Format Hard Cover Fine Very Good + 
A GARGANTUAN book, nearly 15" x 12" and 2.5" thick, and heavy as a crate of sledgehammers. Profusely illustrated with color plates and sharp black-and-white photographs. A fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket, and uncommon thus, as the jackets for these books tend to suffer heavy edgewear. Jacket protected in archival mylar. 
Price: 59.95 USD
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2 Adams, Ansel Ansel Adams: An Autobiography
NY: New York Graphic Society 1985 0821215965 / 9780821215968 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Later printing. Large, 9 1/2 x 11" book, fully illustrated with Adams' spectacular photographs. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press 1991 0671691880 / 9780671691882 First Edition Full-Leather Fine None Issued Signed by Author
Full leather, stamped in gilt; AEG, moire endpapers, sewn-in silk bookmark. HAND-SIGNED BY STEPHEN E. AMBROSE on a special page, signature only (not personalized to anyone). A Fine copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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4 Attenborough, Richard In Search of Gandhi
London & NY: The Bodley Head and New Century Publishers 1982 0-8329-0237-3 / 9780832902376 First Edition Large Format Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Large format hardcover, fully illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Attenborough's tale of his obsession with filming the story of Gandhi, taking him to near bankruptcy and sparking controversy in India, and the triumphant resulting film (which won the Best Picture Oscar). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Ballard, J. G. Empire of the Sun
NY: Simon & Schuster 1984 0-671-53051-8 / 9780671530518 First Edition Fine Fine 
First edition. Autobiographical fiction based on the author's childhood experiences in a WWII Shanghai prison camp. Filmed by Steven Spielberg. Fine in fine (price-clipped) dust jacket. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Barris, Chuck Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
NY: St. Martin's Press 1984 0312162146 / 9780312162146 First Edition Hard Cover As New Very Near Fine 
First printing. Hardcover, illustrated with photographs. Bizarre cult hit "unauthorized autobiography" by the Gong Show host, turned into a film by George Clooney. This copy is essentially in new, unread condition, with the notoriously delicate dust jacket showing only very minor edge wear. Very Fine in Very Near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Batchelor, John Calvin, and Craig McNeer, Editors Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living
NY: Doubleday 1996 0-385-48179-9 / 9780385481793 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Collects hundreds of the writer's pithiest utterances and epigrams in a collection of late nineteenth-century wisdom that has an uncanny relevance for our modern times. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Behr, Edward Hirohito: Behind the Myth
NY: Villard 1989 0394580729 / 9780394580722 
First edition. By the author of The Last Emperor. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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9 Billings, John D. Hard Tack and Coffee, or The Unwritten Story of Army Life
Williamstown, MA: Corner House Publishers 1990 Hard Cover Fine Very Near Fine 
Fully illustrated. The account of a footsoldier in the Union Army of The Potomac during the Civil War. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Bogdanovich, Peter The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten 1960-1980
NY: Morrow 1984 0688016111 / 9780688016111 
First edition. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY with warm signed inscription by Bogdanovich thanking the recipient for his help on "Dorothy's book." The film director's bitter account of the events leading to the brutal murder of the 1980 Playboy Playmate of the Year. This book has been blamed for Hugh Hefner's mid-eighties stroke! 
Price: 60.00 USD
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11 Boorse, Henry A., Lloyd Motz, and Jefferson Hane Weaver The Atomic Scientists: A Biographical History
NY: Wiley Science Editions / John Wiley & Sons 1989 0471504556 / 9780471504559 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First printing. Illustrated. Traces the fascinating history and gradual refinement of one of the most profound ideas in science, approaching the atom through detailed biographies of its famous and lesser known proponents. A Near Fine copy in Very Near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Breton, Mary Joy Women Pioneers for the Environment
Ithaca NY Northeastern Univ Press 1998 1555533655 / 9781555533656 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
First printing. Hardcover, some photographs. Stories of over 40 women activists in environmental preservation. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to the author's mentor and editor. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Breton, Mary Joy Women Pioneers for the Environment
Ithaca NY Northeastern Univ Press 1998 1555533655 / 9781555533656 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Hardcover, some photographs. Stories of over 40 women activists in environmental preservation. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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14 Brown, Larry On Fire: A Personal Account of Life and Death and Choices
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1994 1565120094 / 9781565120099 First Edition Hard Cover Very Near Fine Fine 
First printing. The renowned author's first work of non-fiction, a memoir of his life as a full time fire fighter. Previous owner's name and date on top of the deep red FFEP (name scratched out), else a fine copy in like dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Butler, John The Quest for Becket's Bones: The Mystery of the Relics of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press 1995 0300061153 / 9780300061154 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Fully illustrated in color and b/w. Recounts the quest for St. Thomas Becket's bones over eight centuries, and includes startling new evidence that has only recently come to light. An intriguing story of politics, science, religiion, conjecture, and romanticism, it explores the mystery of the survival of Catholic England's most precious relics, and presents a telling hypothesis as to their fate. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Chandler, Charlotte Hello, I Must Be Going: Groucho and His Friends
NY: Citadel Press 1992 0806513462 / 9780806513461 Trade Paperback Very Good+ None Issued 
A very good + copy with a reading crease to the spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Chandler, Raymond; MacShane, Frank Selected Letters of Raymond Chandler
NY: Columbia University Press 1981 0231050801 / 9780231050807 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
Second Printing. Hardcover. A VG+ copy (foxing to the top edge) in NF dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Cody, William F. The Life of Buffalo Bill
NY: Indian Head Books 1991 088029650X / 9780880296502 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Facsimile of the original first edition. Full title: The Life of Hon. William F. Cody Known As Buffalo Bill the Famous Hunter, Scout and Guide. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Di Maggio, Joe The Dimaggio Albums
NY: Putnam 1989 0399134875 / 9780399134876 Hard Cover As New As New Slipcase 
Hardcover, two volumes, in slipcase. A massive and magnificent set, and a must for all fans of baseball history. This set is STILL SEALED in the publisher's original shrink wrap, with its 1989 ISBN label and $100 price. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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20 Dickens, Charles (Frederick W. DuPee, Ed.) The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
NY: Farrar, Straus, and Cudhay 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
First printing. A tight, near fine copy in near fine dust jacket. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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