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A Mother's Survival In An
                                        Alien Wilderness by: Violet
                                        Kielczewski, Elnora M. Moe ~
                                        Carlton Press
A Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton PressA Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton PressA Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton PressA Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton PressA Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton PressA Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton Press

A Mother's Survival
                                        In An Alien Wilderness by:
                                        Violet Kielczewski, Elnora M.
                                        Moe ~ Carlton Press









A Mother's Survival In An Alien Wilderness by: Violet Kielczewski,  Elnora M. Moe ~ Carlton Press

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Carlton Press. First Edition.
ISBN-10: 0806246561 ~ 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Scarce Carlton Press hardcover to find book inscribed with both authors names inside cover. Some very minor wear to dust jacket. Book is excellent with sand colored cloth covers. Black and white photographs inside pages. Very clean and tight. No writings other than signatures.

Wonderful northern wilderness read.

Hardcover book with some very mild soiling to covers. Very clean interior and tight.

boc10847 $465.00



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Kit Carson, Folk Hero and
                                        Man Hardcover – 1964 by Noel B.
                                        Gerson / Doubleday
Kit Carson, Folk
                                        Hero and Man Hardcover – 1964 by
                                        Noel B. Gerson / DoubledayKit Carson, Folk
                                        Hero and Man Hardcover – 1964 by
                                        Noel B. Gerson / DoubledayKit Carson, Folk
                                        Hero and Man Hardcover – 1964 by
                                        Noel B. Gerson / Doubleday











Kit Carson, Folk Hero and Man Hardcover – 1964 by Noel B. Gerson / Doubleday

Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. , New. 255 pages.

Kit Carson was born in Kentucky and moved to Missouri with his family. He left at age 17 working on a wagon train headed to Santa Fe via the trail. He wanted to be a trapper and hunter and succeeded. He spent a couple of decades traveling via horse and pack mule, trapping at the headwaters of every major river in the West. He was an expert marksman. He fought Indians when necessary and was a very successful Indian Agent. These are only some of his accomplishments.

Hardcover book with some very mild soiling to covers. Very clean interior and tight.

boc10792 $6.00









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Fifty Years Below Zero by
                                        Charles Brower ~ Signed by
                                        Author's Son First Ed. 1942
Fifty Years Below
                                        Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed
                                        by Author's Son First Ed. 1942Fifty Years Below
                                        Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed
                                        by Author's Son First Ed. 1942Fifty Years Below
                                        Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed
                                        by Author's Son First Ed. 1942Fifty Years Below
                                        Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed
                                        by Author's Son First Ed. 1942Fifty Years Below
                                        Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed
                                        by Author's Son First Ed. 1942Fifty Years Below
                                        Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed
                                        by Author's Son First Ed. 1942










Fifty Years Below Zero by Charles Brower ~ Signed by Author's Son First Ed. 1942

Published by New York : Dodd, Mead, 1942,  310 pages.

Brower had left San Francisco with the intention of making a short dash north on a whaling ship bound for the mythic Arctic Circle. Adventure had a way of following Charlie Brower. His initial landing turned into a fifty-year long ice-bound lifestyle. Once he stepped off the whaler and back onto dry, albeit frozen land, Brower took a job as master of the whaling station. But, though commerce brought him north, it was the people that helped keep him there for Charlie soon became fast friends with the native Inuit people. They taught him how to hunt seals on the ice, caribou on the tundra, and whales out on the sea. He learned their secrets, lived in their igloos, navigated in their kayaks and avoided being murdered in their feuds. Plus the young adventurer observed the great dramas of the Far North play out. He saw the last of the sailing ships disappear over the horizon, and watched the first airplane fly in. For fifty-seven years, through ice storms and northern lights, Charlie Brower maintained both this lonely outpost and his claim as “Uncle Sam’s most northerly citizen.” A book to remember, “Fifty Years Below Zero” is illustrated with photos by the author.

Hardcover book in very good to excellent condition.  Very clean interior and tight. jacket shows only minor shelf wear .

boc10793 SOLD


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Our Country's Presidents:
                                        Completely Revised and Expanded
                                        National Geographic – 2005 by
                                        Ann Bausum
Our Country's
                                        Presidents: Completely Revised
                                        and Expanded National Geographic
                                        – 2005 by Ann BausumOur Country's
                                        Presidents: Completely Revised
                                        and Expanded National Geographic
                                        – 2005 by Ann BausumOur Country's
                                        Presidents: Completely Revised
                                        and Expanded National Geographic
                                        – 2005 by Ann BausumOur Country's
                                        Presidents: Completely Revised
                                        and Expanded National Geographic
                                        – 2005 by Ann BausumOur Country's
                                        Presidents: Completely Revised
                                        and Expanded National Geographic
                                        – 2005 by Ann BausumOur Country's
                                        Presidents: Completely Revised
                                        and Expanded National Geographic
                                        – 2005 by Ann Bausum









Our Country's Presidents: Completely Revised and Expanded National Geographic  – 2005 by Ann Bausum

Ladies and Gentlemen: the next President of the United States will soon be included within the pages of one of our perennial favorites. National Geographic Children’s Books will publish this fully revised and updated edition of Our Country’s Presidents in time for the Inauguration of our 44th head of state—the first Presidents reference book on the market after the election.

This president will follow in the footsteps of 43 predecessors who have assumed America’s greatest responsibility: these men have faithfully executed their duties—they have signed treaties, addressed Congress, brokered peace, and waged war. Each has left his own indelible mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.

Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead the nation; why John Taylor was deemed "His Accidency"; walk with the presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the space race; romp with the Garfield children in a White House pillow fight; and mourn with a nation for John F. Kennedy.

This timely update will offer fascinating and comprehensive profiles of all the presidents, timelines of their administrations, historic images, and features on important aspects of their terms. A fresh cover design and informative insight about our new leader will make this volume stand apart from all other contenders, and confirm its place as the definitive family reference guide to the fascinating lives of our leaders past and present.

This book and jacket are in excellent condition. Very slight if any edge wear to jacket. Book like new.

Item #boc10577 $23.00


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Sail Ho! My Early Days at
                                        Sea by Sir James Gordon Bisset ~
                                        First Edition 1958
Sail Ho! My Early
                                        Days at Sea by Sir James Gordon
                                        Bisset ~ First Edition 1958Long Wednesdays - Chapin,
                                        Earl, Published by Abelard
                                        Press, New York,, 1953 Tamarack
                                        sentinel. Journalists >
                                        Biography.Long Wednesdays - Chapin,
                                        Earl, Published by Abelard
                                        Press, New York,, 1953 Tamarack
                                        sentinel. Journalists >
                                        Biography.












Sail Ho! My Early Days at Sea by Sir James Gordon Bisset ~ First Edition 1958

Published by Criterion Books
First of three volume autobiography of renowned Cunard commodore

Sir James Gordon Partridge Bisset, CBE, RD (15 July 1883 - 28 March 1967) was a British merchant sea captain who served as Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line (1944–47). He documented his fifty-year sea career in an autobiography: Sail Ho! My Early Years at Sea (1958)

Dark blue boards with white lettering. Very good to excellent condition. No writings. Does have original jacket,  edges of which is showing minor wear and chipped at spine ends. Text bright and clean and binding tight. Scarce.











Item #boc10788 $65.50


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The friendships of Mary
                                        Russell Mitford, as recorded in
                                        letters from her literary
                                        correspondents 1882 by Mary
                                        Russell Mitford, L'Estrange
                                        Harper & Brothers
The friendships of Mary
                                        Russell Mitford, as recorded in
                                        letters from her literary
                                        correspondents 1882 by Mary
                                        Russell Mitford, L'Estrange
                                        Harper & BrothersThe friendships of Mary
                                        Russell Mitford, as recorded in
                                        letters from her literary
                                        correspondents 1882 by Mary
                                        Russell Mitford, L'Estrange
                                        Harper & Brothers






The friendships of Mary Russell Mitford, as recorded in letters from her literary correspondents 1882
by Mary Russell Mitford,  L'Estrange Harper & Brothers

The Macmillan Company 1920
Edited by Harriet Monroe and Alic Corbin Henderson, editors of "Poetry" with Revised Bibliography
A friend of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mary Russell Mitford was a novelist and play writer of the early 1880's. Her best known work is "Our Village".
This vintage book is a collection of Ms. Mitford's correspondence with and from her acquaintances about her trials, tribulations and daily life.
17 pages of great authors and their poems. Wonderful Condition:

The book has green cloth covers with a gilded title on spine and front cover. The pages are clean except for a spot of surface missing from the decorated endpaper. Minor. Gift scripting in ink, 'Mary W. Wallace from Margaret T. Janner Christmas 1882'
The book is in very good condition.

Item #10198 $35.00



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Long Wednesdays - Chapin,
                                        Earl, Published by Abelard
                                        Press, New York,, 1953 Tamarack
                                        sentinel. Journalists >
                                        Biography.
Long Wednesdays - Chapin,
                                        Earl, Published by Abelard
                                        Press, New York,, 1953 Tamarack
                                        sentinel. Journalists >
                                        Biography.Long Wednesdays - Chapin,
                                        Earl, Published by Abelard
                                        Press, New York,, 1953 Tamarack
                                        sentinel. Journalists >
                                        Biography.Long Wednesdays - Chapin,
                                        Earl, Published by Abelard
                                        Press, New York,, 1953 Tamarack
                                        sentinel. Journalists >
                                        Biography.









Long Wednesdays - Chapin, Earl, Published by Abelard Press, New York,, 1953
Tamarack sentinel.
Journalists, Biography. 268 p.

EARL CHAPIN is a native of the Minnesota-Manitoba border country he finds so engaging. He began his career
as an author at the age of six, and at ten published a newspaper on an Oliver typewriter, a venture which ended abruptly when he used, as editorials, remarks made at the family table about neighbors.

A graduated of the University of Minnesota, Mr. Chapin has spent most of his professional life as an editor and free-lance writer. (At the time of this book he was Wisconsin editor and reporter for the St. Paul, MN Dispatch-Pioneer Press.

Fine condition, jacket shows some minor wear and tear. Clean and crisp inside. Very good condition.

Item #10193 $15.50


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Will Rogers Ambassador of
                                        Good Will Prince of With and
                                        Wisdom. P.J. O'Brien with an
                                        appreciation by Lowell Thomas
                                        1935
Will Rogers Ambassador of
                                        Good Will Prince of With and
                                        Wisdom. P.J. O'Brien with an
                                        appreciation by Lowell Thomas
                                        1935Will Rogers Ambassador of
                                        Good Will Prince of With and
                                        Wisdom. P.J. O'Brien with an
                                        appreciation by Lowell Thomas
                                        1935Will Rogers Ambassador of
                                        Good Will Prince of With and
                                        Wisdom. P.J. O'Brien with an
                                        appreciation by Lowell Thomas
                                        1935Will Rogers Ambassador of
                                        Good Will Prince of With and
                                        Wisdom. P.J. O'Brien with an
                                        appreciation by Lowell Thomas
                                        1935






Will Rogers Ambassador of Good Will Prince of With and Wisdom. P.J. O'Brien with an appreciation by Lowell Thomas 1935

Published right after Rogers' death in Alaska. On August 15, 1935, the plane carrying Will Rogers crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska. He died on impact. Frontispiece depicting Will Rogers and numerous other photos through-out the book.

His wise cracks and folksy observations became more prized by audiences than his expert roping. He became recognized as being a very informed and smart philosopher--telling the truth in very simple words so that everyone could understand.

Chicago: John C. Winston. 1935. First Edition. Blue cloth hardcover with black lettering on cover and spine (faded slightly), and illustrated. 288 pages Pages and boards crisp and straight. Some mild soiling on page ends. Edgewear to corners and spine ends. See photos. 

Item #boc10384 $24.50


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Jayne Mansfield and the
                                        American Fifties; 1975 Martha
                                        Saxton
Jayne Mansfield and the
                                        American Fifties; 1975 Martha
                                        SaxtonJayne Mansfield and the
                                        American Fifties; 1975 Martha
                                        SaxtonJayne Mansfield and the
                                        American Fifties; 1975 Martha
                                        SaxtonJayne Mansfield and the
                                        American Fifties; 1975 Martha
                                        SaxtonJayne Mansfield and the
                                        American Fifties; 1975 Martha
                                        Saxton









Jayne Mansfield and the American Fifties; 1975 Martha Saxton

A biography about the tragic life and death of the famous actress. According to the book sleeve, this biography is different from other memoirs written about Jayne because this one attempts to examine the "phenomenon that was Jayne Mansfield" and her "relationship to her times". An interesting read, following Jayne's life beginning with the start of her career, through her relationships, and her horrific death.

Book is in good vintage condition. No markings on the inside, some wear to the dust jacket.
Written by Martha Saxton. 200 pages.
Published in 1975

#boc10247 $4.00


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Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974
Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974Shooting Star: A
                                            Biography of John Wayne by
                                            Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974









Shooting Star: A Biography of John Wayne by Zolotow, Maurice HB 1974
Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. HB/DJ, 1974

Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident.[4]:63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he mostly appeared in small bit parts. His first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's The Big Trail (1930), which led to leading roles in numerous B movies throughout the 1930s, many of them in the Western genre.

Wayne's career took off in 1939, with John Ford's Stagecoach making him an instant star. He went on to star in 142 pictures. Biographer Ronald Davis said, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage.

33 rare photos, 403 pages, fully indexed, Blue cloth HC binding is very good and tight, spine is good. Jacket shows chipping at the edges and soiling at bottom of spine. A very nice copy.

#boc10389 $8.00


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Dear Professor Einstein:
                                        Albert Einstein's Letters to and
                                        from Children by Alice Calaprice
                                        ~ 2002
Dear Professor
                                        Einstein: Albert Einstein's
                                        Letters to and from Children by
                                        Alice Calaprice ~ 2002Dear Professor
                                        Einstein: Albert Einstein's
                                        Letters to and from Children by
                                        Alice Calaprice ~ 2002Dear Professor
                                        Einstein: Albert Einstein's
                                        Letters to and from Children by
                                        Alice Calaprice ~ 2002Dear Professor
                                        Einstein: Albert Einstein's
                                        Letters to and from Children by
                                        Alice Calaprice ~ 2002Dear Professor
                                        Einstein: Albert Einstein's
                                        Letters to and from Children by
                                        Alice Calaprice ~ 2002









Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children by Alice Calaprice ~ 2002

Publisher; MJF Books NY, 2002

A small sampling of the amusing, touching, and sometimes precocious letters sent to Albert Einstein by children from around the world, and his often witty and very considerate responses. Alice Calaprice has compiled a delightful and charming collection of more than 60 letters, most never published before, from children to perhaps the greatest scientist of all time. Enhancing this correspondence are numerous photographs showing Einstein amid children, wearing an Indian headdress, carrying a puppet of himself, donning furry slippers, among many other wonderful pictures. They reveal the intimate human side of the great public persona, a man who, though he spent his days contemplating the impersonal abstractions of mathematics and physics, was very fond of children and enjoyed being in their company.

Very fine in fine jacket. Appears new. Fabulous look into the Scientist's life with black and white photos.

#boc10570 $15.00


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