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  • Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, but in a dustjacket with tape repairs to the end of the spine of the dj, price-clipped, etc. Despite the flaws, a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37354
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  • ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1898 (c 1886). Hardcover - The fifth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 339 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76035
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  • STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1885). Hardcover - The fourth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76036
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  • ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1882). Hardcover - The first book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece, illustrated title page and 1 glossy internal plate (although the title page refers to 8 illustrations, there is no list of illustrations or signs that any are missing.) 340 pp. plus 9 pp publisher's ads. Both the list at the front and in the ads at the back include all 6 titles in this series.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark green cloth with gilt panels on the front cover and spine (front hinge starting, sticker on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76292
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