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15101 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 65
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front, without dust jacket as issued. 
Large octavo. An anthology of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. 405 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15102 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 63
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front, without dust jacket as issued. 
Large octavo. An anthology of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. 536 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15103 [Overholser, Wayne D.]. Leighton, Lee LAW MAN
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in grey boards lettered in yellow to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a nick to the upper spine, two chips and a tear with attending creases to the upper rear panel, and several short edge tears. 
This very scarce Ballantine hardcover was penned by Overholser using the Leighton pseudonym and won the very first Western Writer's Assocation Spur Award for Best Novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15104 [Overholser, Wayne D.]. Leighton, Lee LAW MAN
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in grey boards lettered in yellow to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with very minor nicking to the spine ends and flap folds and one almost invisible short closed tear to the lower front panel. 
This very scarce Ballantine hardcover was penned by Overholser using the Leighton pseudonym and won the very first Western Writer's Assocation Spur Award for Best Novel. An attractive copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15105 [Peter, Ellis]. Pargeter, Edith BY THIS STRANGE FIRE
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1948). First U.S. edition of British title: BY FIRELIGHT. Hardcover. A better than very good plus copy in an age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some nicking, rubbing and edgewear; however, the evocative jacket painting by John O'Hara Cosgrove II is intact and still vivid. 
Fascinating blend of historical fiction and contemporary character study as widowed author Claire Falchon retires to a house in a remote English hamlet and begins writing the story of its former owner--a man burned for witchcraft three centuries before. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15106 [Peter, Ellis]. Pargeter, Edith THE BLOODY FIELD
New York: The Viking Press, (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped crimson cloth-backed boards, in a pictorial dust jacket that has evidence of faint age-toning and light edgewear, and shows a few very short closed edge tears to spine head. Jacket design by James & Ruth McCrea. 
Historical novel of the three English Henrys: Henry IV; his son, the teen-aged Prince Hal; and Henry Percy, dubbed Hotspur. By the pseudonymous author of the Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15107 [Powers, Tim and James P. Blaylock] as William Ashbless (a fictional poet invented by the authors) Offering the Bicentennial Edition of THE COMPLETE TWELVE HOURS OF THE NIGHT, Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of William Ashbless 1785-1985
[Norfolk, Va.]: [Cheap Street] IWAS / International William Ashbless Society, (1985). First edition, first printing. Reportedly only 300 copies of this ephemera were printed. Hardcover. Fine. One folded page tipped into finely printed brown wraps; in a plain off-white envelope. 12mo. (4 3/4" by 6 1/2"). 
A chapbook prospectus for a non-existent collection of Ashbless poetry. The prospectus includes a sample poem and a replica of Ashbless's signature (with the "William" SIGNED by Blaylock, and the "Ashbless" SIGNED by Powers). Scarce! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15108 [Rhode Island Geographic Board] OFFICIAL GAZETTEER OF RHODE ISLAND
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1932. First edition. A nearly fine copy in wraps. 
Octavo. Compiled by the Rhode Island Geographic Board in cooperation with the United States Geographic Board. 95 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15109 [Ritson, Joseph (1752-1803) & others] GAMMER GURTON'S GARLAND or The Nursery Parnassus: A Choice Collection of Pretty Songs and Verses for the Amusement of all Little Good Children who can neither read nor run
Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 1866. First edition thus. One of 100 (and 12 large paper) copies printed. Hardcover. Minor foxing to endsheets, covers show areas of mild bubbling, faint soiling, and minor stains, else very good plus in original terra-cotta colored cloth, with printed paper spine label (slightly chipped). Thin octavo. 65 pages. Indexed. 
Limited reprint of the rare first complete edition (1810) of this important collection of 134 nursery rhymes compiled by Ritson and others. Contains the first appearance of "Humpty Dumpty", "Little Bo-Peep", etc. This edition adds an index. Rare! 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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15110 [The Chemical Society] ANNUAL REPORTS ON THE PROGRESS OF CHEMISTRY For 1953: Volume L
London: (The Chemical Society): 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in blue boards lettered in gilt on spine without dust jacket. 
Octavo. 430 pages, principal references used, indexes, formulas. Numerous advertisements for the British chemical industry in the front. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15111 [Zarcoff, Samuel] A HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEATHER SQUADRON: May 14, 1942 to June 30, 1960
No place: The Incunabula Press, 1977. First edition; only 50 copies printed. Hardcover. A near fine copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; no dust jacket. 
A brief history issued in a slim volume of 22 pages with two photographic illustrations. Inscribed and SIGNED in pencil by the Sam Zarcoff on the half-title page. Due to the small quantity of copies produced this "unit history" is of great rarity. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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