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  • TIKVAH MEANS HOPE. by Polacco, Patricia.
    Polacco, Patricia.
    TIKVAH MEANS HOPE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful book written and illustrated by this award-winning writer, and set in Oakland, California where Polacco lives with her family. "After a devastating fire in the Oakland hills, during Sukkah, a Jewish family and neighbors find symbols of hope amidst the ashes." Dedicated to Herman and Hannah Roth, the wise older couple who lost their home in the fire (one of over 3,400 houses burned to the ground), but not their courage and belief in the future. INSCRIBED on the title page 'for Nicki' and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-385320590.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine jacket (tear to upper edge of dj, near spine.) Hard-to-find, especially in the first edition, and signed.

    Book ID: 39965
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  • Rose, Alan (graphic designer), Charles A. Haas, introduction.
    BUILD YOUR OWN TITANIC: The World on the Move.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Perigee Books / Putnam, (1981.). First edition - An unused and uncut copy of this cut-and-assemble book which promises "hours of fun for the ambitious modeler" -only 42 steps - and which is (according to the back cover) an "exact reduced scale reproduction of one of the most legendary ocean liners ever to sail the seas ...printed in full, authentic color on sturdy card stock containing step-by-step, illustrated instructions, an exploding diagram and clearly numbered pieces for easy assembly. Included, too, is an introduction that explains the sad history and unique features of this renowned ship which went to the bottom of the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. Here's a fascinating way to raise the Titanic that…

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    New York: Perigee Books / Putnam, (1981.). First edition - An unused and uncut copy of this cut-and-assemble book which promises "hours of fun for the ambitious modeler" -only 42 steps - and which is (according to the back cover) an "exact reduced scale reproduction of one of the most legendary ocean liners ever to sail the seas ...printed in full, authentic color on sturdy card stock containing step-by-step, illustrated instructions, an exploding diagram and clearly numbered pieces for easy assembly. Included, too, is an introduction that explains the sad history and unique features of this renowned ship which went to the bottom of the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. Here's a fascinating way to raise the Titanic that will ultimately result in a beautiful dsiplay of one wonder of the world on the move". When completed (although this is not recommended, since it would destroy the value of this rather uncommon Titanic item), the ship would be almost 4 feet long. Even the 'tip of the iceberg' is included. Introduction by Charles A. Haas, president of the Titanic Historical Society. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-399-505644.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37427
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  • KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883. by Winchester, Simon
    Winchester, Simon
    KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano - Krakatoa - which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Maps. Illustrated. Suggestions for further reading, index. xvi, 416 pp. ISBN: 0-066212855.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 78042
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