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  • Anouilh, Jean [1910-1987] translated by Christopher Fry.
    THE LARK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. dj. Hardcover first edition - Play about Joan of Arc by this important modern French writer, translated by Christopher Fry, who is himself a well-known and respected playwright. Later adapted for the stage by Lillian Hellman and produced with Julie Harris in the starring role. 103 pp preceded by a note that appeared in the program of the original French production: "The play that follows makes no attempt to explain the mystery of Joan."

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (overall edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 35484
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  • BANNERS OF COURAGE: The Lives of 14 Heroic Men and Women. by Elliot, Robert.
    Elliot, Robert.
    BANNERS OF COURAGE: The Lives of 14 Heroic Men and Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Platt & Munk, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Brief biographical sketches written for older children or young adults. Includes chapters on Amelia Earhart, Winston S. Churchill, Martin Luther King, Richard E. Byrd, Rachel Carson, Chief Joseph, Anne Frank, Jacques Cousteau, William Lloyd Garrison, Susan B. Anthony, Alvin York, Joan of Arc, Heinrich Schliemann, and Alain Bombard (with this French doctor who proved that man can survive at sea with no supply of food or water, being perhaps the least known of the 14). Each chapter is preceded by a full page drawing by Huntley Brown. Wraparound dustjacket painting by Alan Leiner. 258 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name in pencil, some light wear to top edge of dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 32679
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  • THE BARMAID'S BRAIN and Other Strange Tales from Science. by Ingram, Jay.
    Ingram, Jay.
    THE BARMAID'S BRAIN and Other Strange Tales from Science.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: W. H. Freeman, (2000). First edition - A collection of 21 essays written with a light touch, but based on serious science" - from "why we laugh, to why moths fly to the light, to how slinging drinks affects both memory and perception in a barmaid's brain .. . investigations from the very edges of science that . . explores how science adds to a re-examination of history with startling new theories about the Salem witches and a psychiatric profile of Joan of Arc." Illustrated with some small drawings. Bibliography. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 67481
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