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  • RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. by Franklin, John Hope.
    Franklin, John Hope.
    RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1973.). A title in the Chicago History of American Civilization series - a lucid and scholarly look at this important era in American history, and one which 'reduces the exaggerations of former views to a more credible picture. ' Chronology, bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-226-260763.

    Condition: Good condition (some wear to the covers, number written inside front cover on on top edge, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 48219
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  • Franklin, John Hope.
    RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1973.). A title in the Chicago History of American Civilization series - a lucid and scholarly look at this important era in American history, and one which 'reduces the exaggerations of former views to a more credible picture. ' Chronology, bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-226-260763.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31814
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  • Frantz, Joe B.
    ASPECTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: Three Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first essay in on Yellowstone National Park, the second looks at the 'Western Impact on the Nation', and the third, one of Frantz's most controversial, is called 'The American West: Child of Federal Subsidy' and was originally presented in 1963. Foreword by W. Eugene Holton. The first book to be published in the series 'Essays on the American West.' sponsored by the Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation. 82 pp. ISBN: 0-89096-0232.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 28011
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  • TWO NATIONS: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal. by Hacker, Andrew.
    Hacker, Andrew.
    TWO NATIONS: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1993.). A dispassionate and well-argued book on the top. Includes references, statistical sources and index. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-345-380967.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name, usual toning to the pages.).

    Book ID: 49797
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  • EXORCISING BLACKNESS: Historical And Literary Lynching And Burning Rituals. by Harris, Trudier
    Harris, Trudier
    EXORCISING BLACKNESS: Historical And Literary Lynching And Burning Rituals.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the effects of lynching, burning, castrating, raping, and mutilating black people on the literary work of black men and women writers since 1853, from Charles Chesnutt to Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison and others. Notes, Bibliography and Index. 222 pp. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. ISBN: 0-253-319951.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52804
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  • Howard, Donald S.
    THE WPA AND FEDERAL RELIEF POLICY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1943. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive study of the program itself, eligibility, numbers employed and of the broader issues of relief as a government function. Illustrated with data tables, diagrams and maps. Index. 879 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, no dj. A good copy of a hard-to-find work.

    Book ID: 34918
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  • HUMBOLDT CURRENT: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism. by [Humboldt , Alexander von, 1769-1859] Sachs, Aaron
    [Humboldt , Alexander von, 1769-1859] Sachs, Aaron
    HUMBOLDT CURRENT: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - While almost forgotten now, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) 'was a towering figure of his time - scientist, explorer, and polymath, imbued with Enlightenment ideas - and he left a profound impact on the intellectual life of 19th century America.' Sachs traces HumboldtÕs influence on American history, focusing on the lives of several 19th-century explorers, including J. N. Reynolds, who explored the South Seas from 1829 to 1831; Clarence King, first director of the U.S. Geological Survey; George Melville, Arctic explorer and chief engineer of the U.S. Navy; and John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club and explorer of Alaska and Siberia. Among the writers and artists who were…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - While almost forgotten now, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) 'was a towering figure of his time - scientist, explorer, and polymath, imbued with Enlightenment ideas - and he left a profound impact on the intellectual life of 19th century America.' Sachs traces HumboldtÕs influence on American history, focusing on the lives of several 19th-century explorers, including J. N. Reynolds, who explored the South Seas from 1829 to 1831; Clarence King, first director of the U.S. Geological Survey; George Melville, Arctic explorer and chief engineer of the U.S. Navy; and John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club and explorer of Alaska and Siberia. Among the writers and artists who were influenced by Humboldt were Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, Poe, and Frederic Church. Illustrated with photographs. Includes a chronology, extensive notes and bibliography, index. xii, 496 pp. ISBN: 0-670-037753.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47149
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  • CONTEST FOR EMPIRE 1500 - 1775: Proceedings of an Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Symposium. by Indiana Historical Society, edited by John B. Elliott..
    Indiana Historical Society, edited by John B. Elliott..
    CONTEST FOR EMPIRE 1500 - 1775: Proceedings of an Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Symposium.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1975. First edition - Contains five papers and the keynote address by George M. Waller presented at this symposium. Notes. 95 pp

    Condition: Fine in very pale yellow printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 54366
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  • Jacoby, Tamar.
    SOMEONE ELSE'S HOUSE: America's Unfinished Struggle For Integration.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Photographs. 614 pp. with notes, selected bibliography, acknowledgments, and index. ISBN: 0-684-808781.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 26558
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  • Jennings, Peter and Todd Brewster.
    IN SEARCH OF AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey through America based on the idea of looking at the principles on which America was founded, and then searching for how those principles have survived. The authors found that they 'have been shaken, molded, adapted and assaulted, yet remarkably they endure.' A beautifully produced, oversized book filled with full-color photographs and thought-provoking text with an original issue price of $50.00. Includes a reading list, source notes, index. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67086.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 28228
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  • PILLAR OF FIRE: AMERICA IN THE KING YEARS 1963-65. by [King, Martin Luther] Branch, Taylor.
    [King, Martin Luther] Branch, Taylor.
    PILLAR OF FIRE: AMERICA IN THE KING YEARS 1963-65.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. A continuation of Branch's Pulitzer Prize-winning history, 'Parting the Waters.' The second volume in his monumental and definitive trilogy on the history of America during the Martin Luther King era and the Civil Rights revolution. Covers the end of segregation, the jailing of King, and rifts in the non-violent movement; among the leaders during this era were Malcolm X, Diane Nash, Abraham Heschel, Robert Moses, Fannie Lou Hamer and others. Photographs, extensive notes, index. 746 pp. ISBN: 0-684-808196.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 75268
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  • OBAMA'S CHALLENGE: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency. by Kuttner, Robert.
    Kuttner, Robert.
    OBAMA'S CHALLENGE: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company. (2008.). First edition - Although published just before Obama's election, this remains significant, as the challenges facing Obama continue to grow. Notes. Index. 213 pp. ISBN: 1603580794.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 46277
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  • THE PONY EXPRESS (Landmark Book #7). by [Landmark Books] Adams, Samuel Hopkins (illustrated by Lee J. Ames.)
    [Landmark Books] Adams, Samuel Hopkins (illustrated by Lee J. Ames.)
    THE PONY EXPRESS (Landmark Book #7).

    Edition: Later printing (back cover lists 50 titles in this series.)

    New York: Random House, (1950.) dj. Hardcover - A 'Landmark Book' for children, illustrated with two color drawings by Lee J. Ames. The Landmark series is perhaps one of the best series for children from the mid-20th century, and they are especially remarkable for the quality of the writing - in many cases, a Landmark book might be the only children's book by an author who is considered an expert in his or her field. Blue and cream illustrated endpapers. 185 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49754
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  • WILD BILL HICKOK TAMES THE WEST (Landmark book #25.) by [Landmark Books] Holbrook, Stewart H. (illustrated by Ernest Richardson.)
    [Landmark Books] Holbrook, Stewart H. (illustrated by Ernest Richardson.)
    WILD BILL HICKOK TAMES THE WEST (Landmark book #25.)

    Edition: Later printing (back cover lists 50 titles in this series.)

    New York: Random House, (1952.) dj. Hardcover - A 'Landmark Book' for children, illustrated with two color drawings by Ernest Richardson.). The Landmark series is perhaps one of the best series for children from the mid-20th century, and they are especially remarkable for the quality of the writing - in many cases, a Landmark book might be the only children's book by an author who is considered an expert in his or her field. Blue and cream illustrated endpapers. Brief bibliography. 179 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good minus dustjacket (closed tears, one with associated creasing, on back cover.).

    Book ID: 52632
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  • [Landmark Books] McNeer, May, illustrated by Lynd Ward.
    THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH (Landmark #6.)

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Random House, (1950.) dj. Hardcover - A 'Landmark Book' for children, illustrated with duotone drawings by Lynd Ward. The Landmark series is perhaps one of the best series for children from the mid-20th century, and they are especially remarkable for the quality of the writing - in many cases, a Landmark book might be the only children's book by an author who is considered an expert in his or her field. List of Landmark books inside dust jacket. 184 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 45118
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  • AMERICAN GROUND: Unbuilding the World Trade Center. by Langewiesche, William.
    Langewiesche, William.
    AMERICAN GROUND: Unbuilding the World Trade Center.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: North Point Press, (2002). First edition - The author's personal account of being on Ground Zero and access to the cleanup and reconstructing of the World Trade Center. Accompanying the engineers, laborers,and rescue workers city officials throughout the rebuilding and reconstructing of a nation and a skyscraper. 203 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 59862
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  • Lively, Adam.
    MASKS: Blackness, Race, and the Imagination.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - An exploratation on how the concept of blackness has evolved in Western thought and literature by this novelist and critic - a free-ranging book which covers early European attitudes during the days of the slave trade, slave narratives, books like 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' and modern writers like Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Aime Cesaire as well as white writers like Norman Mailer and John Updike. 295 pp with index. ISBN: 0-19-5133706.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 26465
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  • McMurry, Richard M.
    TWO GREAT REBEL ARMIES: An Essay in Confederate Military History

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, dj. Hardcover - A comparison between the two most important military forces of the Confederacy: Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. Map. Appendix, notes, bibliography, index. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-807818194.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35159
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  • Meier, August and Rudwick, Elliott M.
    FROM PLANTATION TO GHETTO: An Interpretive History of American Negroes.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang, 1968. Hardcover - Index, 280 pages.

    Condition: Some highlighting and notations, bookstore stamp, otherwise very good conditon in brown cloth covers.

    Book ID: 16475
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  • JOHN PAUL JONES: A Sailor's Biography. by Morison, Samuel Eliot
    Morison, Samuel Eliot
    JOHN PAUL JONES: A Sailor's Biography.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    Boston: Little Brown, (1959) dj. Hardcover - Classic biography of the foremost US sea captain during the American Revolution. Illustrated with charts and diagrams by Erwin Raisz and photographs. Bibliography, index. xxii, 453 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in blue cloth with a fair dust jacket (overall edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 72857
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  • Nagel, Paul C.
    DESCENT FROM GLORY: Four Generations of the Adams Family.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. dj. Hardcover - A study of the private world of John Adams - patriot and second President of the United States - and his descendants, based in large part on letters and diaries. Photographs, sources, index. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5031725.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 33319
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  • Neeser, Robert W., editor.
    AMERICAN NAVAL SONGS AND BALLADS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938. dj. Hardcover first edition - A chronologically arranged collection of the best songs and ballads recounting American naval history from the time of the Revolution - the taking of the British armed schooner Margaretta at Machias in 1775- to 1882 (to the grim fate of Lieutenant De Long's Arctic Expedition) - the years of ships under sail. Includes halftone reproductions of twenty original broadsides. Bibliography, index of first lines, of proper names and of ship's names. xvii, 372 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in navy blue cloth (what else?) with gilt lettering in a good dust jacket - an interesting copy with the stamp of "Columbia Broadcasting System" in it - the rather fragile dust wrapper has several chips, especially on the upper edge of the back cover, but still includes the original price of $2.50. Uncommon, especially in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37695
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  • THE RAILROAD ERA: Business Competition and the Public Interest. by Oliver, Donald W. and Fred M. Newmann. Xerox Educational Publications.
    Oliver, Donald W. and Fred M. Newmann. Xerox Educational Publications.
    THE RAILROAD ERA: Business Competition and the Public Interest.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Middletown, CT: American Education Publications/Xerox, (1972-74, c 1967.). A study guide in the Public Issues series, and rather uncommon. Illustrated with duotone photographs, questions, case study, bibliography, 64 pp including covers.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's stamp on 2nd page, usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 51222
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  • WESTERN PEACE OFFICER: A Legacy of Law and Order. by Prassel, Frank Richard.
    Prassel, Frank Richard.
    WESTERN PEACE OFFICER: A Legacy of Law and Order.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1981.) dj. Hardcover - Describes the activities of a number of law-enforcement agencies, from those hired by banks, railroads, cattlemen associations, hired private detectives to Indian Police, Pinkerton men, Texas Rangers, Canadian Mounties, and the Mexican Rurales and the role they played in the West. Among the individual lawmen who are included in this book are Dallas Stoudenmire, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Frank Wattron of Arizona, and many others. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 330 pp. ISBN: 0-806110104.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, one short closed tear to dj).

    Book ID: 40029
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  • THE FRENCH IN AMERICA 1488-1974: A Chronology & Fact Book by Pula, James S.
    Pula, James S.
    THE FRENCH IN AMERICA 1488-1974: A Chronology & Fact Book

    Edition: First printing.

    Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1975. Hardcover first edition - Ethnic Chronology Series, No. 20. Foreword by the editor and compiler. Focuses primarily on French influence on the United States (not on Canada). In addition to the chronology, this reprints several significant documents and includes a bibliography and index of important French names. vi, 154 pp. ISBN: 0-379005158.

    Condition: Ex-library in red cloth with gilt lettering, with relatively few markings (pocket at back) - a tight and clean copy overall.

    Book ID: 39880
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  • WATERGATE AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS. by Pynn, Ronald E., editor.
    Pynn, Ronald E., editor.
    WATERGATE AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Praeger, (1975.). Includes essays by Henry Steele Commager, Theodore H. White, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr and more. ix, 246 pp. ISBN: 0-275852202.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52547
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  • WATERGATE AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS. by Pynn, Ronald E., editor.
    Pynn, Ronald E., editor.
    WATERGATE AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Praeger, (1975.). Includes essays by Henry Steele Commager, Theodore H. White, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr and more. ix, 246 pp. ISBN: 0-275852202.

    Condition: Good only in glossy illustrated wrappers (underlining on several pages,).

    Book ID: 52548
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  • ANOTHER DAY AT THE FRONT: Dispatches from the Race War. by Reed, Ishmael.
    Reed, Ishmael.
    ANOTHER DAY AT THE FRONT: Dispatches from the Race War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (Perseus), (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection by one of the most 'innovative, irreverent and outspoken iconoclasts of our time" - essays on racism, slavery, American history, Africa, the confederate flag, Celtic-American traditions, W. E. B. DuBois, terrorism on American soil and more. SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-46506891X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40484
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  • AMERICA REVISITED (Volumes I and II.) by Sala, George Augustus.
    Sala, George Augustus.
    AMERICA REVISITED (Volumes I and II.)

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A one volume reprint of this work originally published in two volumes in 1883. The author, an Englishman, first visted the US in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, and although he was in the North, his sympathies (as a member of a family who had held slaves in the West Indies) were with the South. This is a profusely illustrated account of the author's second American tour, made in 1879, with chapters on New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, Augusta, Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago, Omaha, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco (including China Town) - not a very flattering look, especially when it comes to ethnic minorities. A title in…

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    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A one volume reprint of this work originally published in two volumes in 1883. The author, an Englishman, first visted the US in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, and although he was in the North, his sympathies (as a member of a family who had held slaves in the West Indies) were with the South. This is a profusely illustrated account of the author's second American tour, made in 1879, with chapters on New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, Augusta, Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago, Omaha, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco (including China Town) - not a very flattering look, especially when it comes to ethnic minorities. A title in the Foreign travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. Each volume is numbered individually, but a total of almost 700 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054718.

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    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, missing the front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 42919
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  • A IS FOR AMERICA: An American Alphabet. by Scillian, Devlin. Illustrated by Pam Carroll.
    Scillian, Devlin. Illustrated by Pam Carroll.
    A IS FOR AMERICA: An American Alphabet.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - One of a series of thematic alphabet books - this one uses rhymes, paintings and additional text to highlight all the things that make America, America - K is for "Kitty Hawk and Kansas and Kodiak bears, King Kamehameha, Kellogg's Rice Krispies squares .." Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1585360155.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50849
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