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1 Baker, John Earl Explaining China
London A.M. Philpot 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 23 cm tall Signed by Author
xviii, 312 p., [21] leaves of plates (4 folded). All illustrations are present. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page:"To my good friend/------------------/with the best wish-/es of the Author/John Earl Baker" Wear to the edges of the binding with most to the corners and the top and bottom of the spine.Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. Inscription in light ink and does not show up well on photograph. 
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2 Balzer, Hans Man nehme. Rezepte für die eheküche unseren lieben frauen zu ihrer vervollkommnung verraten
Leipzig 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket as Issued 15cm tall Wernicke, Karl Signed by Author
Text in German. SIGNED and dated (1960) on a blank page by the author. Also a later non-authorial inscription on the same page. pp. 72. Book in red slipcase. Some light wear to the edges of the slipcase. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Lost Grizzlies / A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado, Bass, Rick
3 Bass, Rick The Lost Grizzlies / A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Company 1995 Soft Cover NF Proof 23 cm tall Signed by Author
Uncorrected Proof. SIGNED by author on half-title page. Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. 
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4 Békés, Gellért [Gerardo]; Szennay, András; Somorjai, Ádám Miscellanea Gerardo J. Békés OSB octogenario dedicata. 1, Unum omnes in Christo, in unitatis servitio / directione András Szennay ; curavit Ádám Somorjai
Pannonhalma [Hungary] Pannonhalmi Foapátság 1995 9630018438 / 9789630018432 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 24 cm tall 
Contributions in English, French, German, Italian, or Portuguese. pp. 582. Volume 1 only. Includes bibliographical references "Bibliographia publicationum Gerardi Békés": p. 63-80. One leaf has separated, but still present. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. Briefly INSCRIBED by Gerardo Békés on half-title page. 
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Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart; Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft., Bertholet, Alfred; Faber, Hermann; Stephan, Horst
5 Bertholet, Alfred; Faber, Hermann; Stephan, Horst Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart; Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft.
Tubingen J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) 1927 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 27 cm tall Signed by Author
Text in German (fraktur). Some age toning to the boards and wear to the edges. The edges of the leaves have been trimmed. Some age toning around edges of the leaves. INSCRIBED by Bertholet on title page:" [?] Oskar Hagen aus der Werkstatt des Religionshistorikers ein Weihnachtsgruss. Berlin 26.XII 1931. Bertholet" Collection of over 45 offprints generally relating to the history of art from the encyclopedia "Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart", apparently selected and compiled by Alfred Bertholet as a presentation copy to Oskar Hagen. Alfred Bertholet (1868 - 1951) was a Swiss educator and writer. Hagen was a German art historian who founded the Art History Dept. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was also a musicologist who was responsible for the revival of interest in the operatic works of Georg Friedrich Handel. 
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6 Boukreev, Anatoli; Dewalt, G. Weston The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
New York St Martins Press 1997 0312168144 / 9780312168148 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 24 cm tall Signed by both Authors
xi, 255 p. Briefly INSCRIBED by both authors. They are dated 11/13/97 and the next month Boukreev died in Nepal. The recipient of both inscriptions has written his name at the bottom of the ffep (Steve M----) and at the bottom of the last page (Return to Steve M-----). Some light edge wear to the edges of the dustjacket. Some bumping to the top and bottom of the spine and the bottom front corner. Anatoli Nikolaevich Boukreev (1958 - December 25, 1997) was a Russian Kazakhstani mountaineer who made ascents of 10 of the 14 eight-thousander peaks, i.e., peaks above 8,000 m (26,247 ft), without supplemental oxygen. Boukreev had a reputation as an elite mountaineer in international climbing circles for summiting K2 in 1993 and Mount Everest via the North Ridge route in 1995, but became more widely known for his role in saving climbers during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. In 1997, Boukreev was killed in an avalanche during a winter ascent of Annapurna in Nepal.[Wikipedia] 
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Last Climb The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory, Breashears, David;  Salkeld, Audrey; Mallory, John (foreword)
7 Breashears, David; Salkeld, Audrey; Mallory, John (foreword) Last Climb The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory
Washington, DC National Geographic 1999 0-7922-7538-1 / 9780792275381 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 27 cm tall Signed by Author
SIGNED by David Breashears on title page. 239 p. Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Colonel Joe, the Last of the Rough Riders / Recollections of a Centenarian as Told to Claudia J. Brownlee, Brownlee, Claudia J.
8 Brownlee, Claudia J. Colonel Joe, the Last of the Rough Riders / Recollections of a Centenarian as Told to Claudia J. Brownlee
Hicksville, NY Exposition Press 1978 0-682-48988-3 / 9780682489881 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
INSCRIBED by author on title page:"To my mentor/my dear friend/Anna -----/Claudia B." Also SIGNED by Col. Joe, and the dedicatee has briefly inscribed underneath the Col. Joe signature:"whom I have known since '44". Dustjacket is price clipped. Edgewear and some small closed tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Bruccoli, Matthew J.(ed.); Heminway, Ernest Ernest Hemingway's apprenticeship: Oak Park, 1916-1917
Washington, D.C. NCR Microcard Editions 1971 First Edition Hard Cover NF No Jacket 24 cm tall Signed by Editor
xvii, 122 p. This is limited edition, with 1916 / 1917 gilt stamped on upper cover, and without dustjacket. This limited edition also has additional tipped in facsimiles and colophon with #182/200 SIGNED by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. Grissom(A.43). Hanneman(SA.18) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Stillness, Delbanco, Nicholas
10 Delbanco, Nicholas Stillness
New York William Morrow and Company 1980 0-688-03708-9 / 9780688037086 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7ž" - 9ž" tall Signed by Author
Lengthy INSCRIPTION by author on half-title page: "An assiduous reader indeed. Take care of yourself, friend, and many thanks for your cheery presence, may your own pages accumulate at this self-affrightning rate. Nicholas" It is also dated 8/22/84 and the "ness" of Stillness is crossed out and replaced with "here?". Also SIGNED by author on title page with a self drawn cariciture of author with pipe and smoke cloud. The previous owner of the book claims it was inscribed to the author Ron Hansen, although there is nothing to validate this claim, except that the inscription indicates it was to another writer. There is rubbing to the dustjacket and edgewear to the binding. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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11 Delfgaauw, Bernard; Staal, Frits Filosofie als drijfzand: Open brief aan Frits Staal
[Houten]/[Kampen] Wereldvenster/Kok Agora 1987 9024275911 / 9789024275915 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 21 cm tall Signed
Text in Dutch. 91 p. Previous owner's name written on title page. On the reverse of the cover is a thirteen line INSCRIPTION (in Dutch) by Frits [Staal] to Bernard [Delfgaauw] and dated 1987. Bernardus Maria Ignatius "Bernard" Delfgaauw (1912 - 1993) was a Dutch philosopher. He studied Dutch language, history, philosophy, and Hebrew language at the University of Amsterdam. He became a professor in philosophy at the University of Groningen. Johan Frederik (Frits) Staal (1930 - 2012) was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and South & Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Staal specialized in the study of Vedic ritual and mantras, and the scientific exploration of ritual and mysticism. He was also a scholar of Greek and Indian logic and philosophy and Sanskrit grammar. [Wikipedia] 
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12 DeMarinis, Rick A Clod of Wayward Marl
Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Dennis McMillan Publications 2001 0-939767-37-6 / 9780939767373 First Edition Quarter Morocco Fine Fine 8vo - over 7ž" - 9ž" tall Signed by Author
Signed and numbered limited edition. Quarter Morocco in slipcase. Book still in shrinkwrap. This is number 44 of 100. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 Dickey, James Metaphor as Pure Adventure / A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress December 4, 1967
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress 1968 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 24 cm tall Signed by Author
Briefly INSCRIBED by author on title page. 20 p. Slight up turn on the upper right corner of the front wrapper. Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. Bruccoli/Baughman A12.1. This copy does not have the price change of $.25 to $.40 on the copyright page as called for in the bibliography. 
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14 Dubus, Andre Dancing After Hours
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1996 Soft Cover NF Proof 8vo - over 7ž" - 9ž" tall Signed by Author
Uncorrected proof in illustrated slipcase. SIGNED by author on tipped in page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Espinosa y Tello, Josef; Higueras, María Dolores; Martín-Merás, María Luisa Relación del viaje hecho por las goletas Sutil y Mexicana en el ańo 1792 para reconocer el Estrecho de Juan de Fuca / estudio introductorio y edición, Ma. Dolores Higueras Rodríguez, Ma. Luisa Martín-Merás
Madrid Museo Naval 1991 8473410602 / 9788473410601 Reprint Hard Cover NF NF 24 cm tall Signed by Editor
Text in Spanish. 31, clxviii, 185, 20 p., 20 leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps, ports. (some col.) Reprint. Originally published : Madrid : Imprenta Real, 1802. Edition of 1,500 copies numbered; this is copy 52. Briefly INSCRIBED on the half-title page by Ma. Luisa Martín-Merás. Text is clean, tight and unmarked by underlining or notations. Alessandro Malaspina (1754 - 1810) was an Italian explorer who spent most of his life as a Spanish naval officer. Under a Spanish royal commission, he undertook a voyage around the world from 1786 to 1788, then, from 1789 to 1794, a scientific expedition (the Malaspina Expedition) throughout the Pacific Ocean, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, crossing to Guam and the Philippines, and stopping in New Zealand, Australia, and Tonga. In 1792, back in Mexico, Malaspina dispatched two schooners (or "goletas") to conduct more detailed explorations of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia. These were Sutíl, commanded by Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, and Mexicana, under Cayetano Valdés y Flores. Both were officers of Malaspina's.[Wikipedia] 
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16 Gergely, Ágnes Azték pillanat
Budapest Magveto" Könyvkiadó 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good 19 cm tall Signed by Author
Text in Hungarian. pp. 88. Text is unmarked by underlining or notations. The dustjacket shows edgewear, some small tears and a bit of age toning around spine and the edges. There is an interesting INSCRIPTION by the author on the title page. Under the title (in quotation marks):"Five hundred bards,/to die they went/to sing,/but none of them/could say the words:/Long live Edward,/the King" Edward I is said to have ordered five hundred bards burned at the stake as part of his effort to dominate the people of Wales during his Iron Ring days. The deed was commemorated seven hundred years later by Hungarian poet, János Arany, in his rebel poem, The Bards of Wales. The poem is considered to be a manifesto of the passive resistance which led to the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867. [Wikipedia] The remainder of the author's INSCRIPTION is difficult to read, but is dated Iowa City, Iowa 1974. Ágnes Gergely participated in the University of Iowa International Writing Program. She is a prominent Hungarian, writer, poet and translator. 
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An Account of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on September 7, 1858, As Observed Near Olmos, Peru., Gilliss, Lieut. J. M.
17 Gilliss, Lieut. J. M. An Account of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on September 7, 1858, As Observed Near Olmos, Peru.
Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian Institution 1859 First Edition Soft Cover Good 34 cm Signed
Edges of wrappers are chipped with several small tears. Several inches on the top and botton of the spine are split, but wrappers still attached. Semi-circle of dampstaining on upper right corner of the Lithograph of eclipse; this does not impact the lithograph. James Melville Gilliss (1811 - 1865 in Washington, D.C.) was an astronomer, United States Navy officer and founder of the United States Naval Observatory. SIGNED on the front cover:"Geo. B. Merriman/Asst. U.S. Ast. Exped./Dec. 1865". Merriman worked for Gilliss on the U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition which was headquartered in Washington D.C. 
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18 Gould, Stephen Jay Individual in Darwin's World
Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press 1990 0748602275 / 9780748602278 First Edition Soft Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7ž" - 9ž" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED by Stephen Jay Gould on the title page. pp. 42. Text is clean, tight, and unmarked by underlining or notations. There is a fine small slit on the blue dustwrapper and a corresponding mark on the white wrappers. This is an uncommon item to find signed by Gould. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Cavalcade, 280 Tegninger. 8 Tegninger. 2 Plancher, Hansen, Ernst; Schultz, Sigurd
19 Hansen, Ernst; Schultz, Sigurd Cavalcade, 280 Tegninger. 8 Tegninger. 2 Plancher
Kobehavn Povl Branners Forlage 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 27 cm tall Signed by Author
Text in Danish. pp. 239. This is number 43 of the 150 SIGNED (by Hansen) and numbered edition. Introduction by Sigurd Schultz. Art by Ernst Hansen. All 8 color illustrations are present. Edgewear and bumping to the corners of the boards. Some chipping on rear gutter. Some reinforcement to rear hinge. 
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20 Hilmi, Fereydun Rafiq Sorany Kurdish: For English-Speakers a Complete Teach-Yourself and Reference Manual for Beginners
London NewHope 2000 9197335487 / 9789197335485 First Edition Soft Cover NF 22 cm tall Signed by Author
pp. 331. Text is clean, tight, and unmarked by underlining or notations. The book is briefly INSCRIBED by the author on the dedication page:"To: Hon. M. Albright/Dr. F.R. Hilmi/26-6-2000" 
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