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1 The First World War: A Portfolio of Famous Paintings & Posters 
New York NY Time Life 1964 Loose leaf Very Good Good Book Atlas Folio - over 23 - 25" tall 
Folio of unframed reproductions of notable World War 1 posters and paintings - battle scenes, recruitment, and home front. The set includes (alphabetically) : Paintings : Closing Up by G.H. Davis - British bomber squad fighting off a German attack; Cruise of the U-53 by Claus Bergen - German U-boat sinking a sailed ship by a well known German marine artist; La Voie Sacree de Verdun by Georges Scott - Supply train during the Battle of verdun; Last Night of the War by F.C. Yohn - U.S. Marines storning the Meuse on the night before the Armistice went into effect. Posters : I Want You by James Montgomery Flagg - the iconic Uncle Sam recruiting poster; Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan by L.A. Shafer - Navy scene supporting a 1919 post War bond drive; Victory is a Question of Stamina by Harvey Dunn - Urging American citizens to reduce food waste, observe meatless and wheatless days to support shipping food to Allied countries; Will You Have a Part in Victory ? by James Montgomery Flagg - Promotes home gardens. Includes bifold list and description of pieces as well as a promotional letter. Folio size is 22 1/2" W x 16 1/4" H. Individual reproductions vary slightly in size - all the paintings are 22 1/4" W x 16" H (landscape orientation) and the posters (all but one are portrait orientation) range from 16" W x 22" H to 15 3/4 "H x 22 1/4" W and also vary in the amount of white margin around the picture. Condition : Very Good-; portfolio has three edge stains on the front and rear covers and one interior flap (they appear to be paint which makes sense as these were obtained from an artist's estate), also some creasing to the top front cover; some posters have edge wear and light corner wear; I Want You has two small tears to the edges. These are all suitable for framing. Please inquire - Photos available. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 The United States and the Peace Part 2; Verbatim Record of the Plenary Sessions of The United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco April-June 1945 
Washington DC The United States News 1945 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Magazine 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Record of one of the first organizational conferences of the United Nations attended by 50 delegations. Includes opening remarks by President Truman. Condition : Very Good; no internal marks; age toning to pages due to paper quality. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Times of Sorrow and Hope: Documenting Everyday Life in Pennsylvania During the Depression and World War II: A Photographic Record (Keystone Books) Allen Cohen; Miles Orvell; Ronald L. Filippelli; Farm Security Administration
State College PA Penn State University Press 2003 0271022523 / 9780271022529 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Rich documentary photos of Pennsylvania from a major Federal project to document life in America during the 1930's and 40's. organized by subject matter - Children, Farm Life, Amish and Mennonites, Coal mining, and more. 288 pp. w/150 b&w photos (many full page). Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light toning to page edges and some waviness to pages (especially near rear of text). Dust Jacket Condition :Very Good; shelf wear along edges; light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 The Genius of Free-Masonry (Freemasonry) and the Twentieth-Century Crusade Buck, J.D.
Chicago IL Indo-American Book Co. 1914 4th Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1914 4th Edition. Anti-Catholic, but especially anti-Papal, argument against Papal political influence addressed to Masonic community. Book Condition : Good-; underlining to 10-15% of text; binding relaxed but intact; age toning to inside covers; former owner's name inside front cover; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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5 Selma, 1965, Charles Fager
New York NY Scribner 1974 068413764X / 9780684137643 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Comprehensive survey of the Selma demonstrations for voting rights, the March to Montgomery, and the larger national presence of Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson. 241 pp. w/ 30 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; staining to top text block (tobacco?); a few small stains inside covers; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear along edges; a few small marks; price unclipped; in protective mylar cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Letters Home from Persia, With Observations on Palestine and Southern Russia, Cravath, Paul D.
New York NY Privately Printed 1936 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This travel journal is one of several collections of letters the author had privately published. This is a limited 1st edition, privately printed, with a space on the title page for the author to indicate the recipient. Includes an inlaid carte-de-visite from Mr. Cravath mounted to the inside front cover and a loose New York Times obituary clipping from July 2, 1940. Book Condition : Good; former owner's name and date in pencil on front free end paper; gift inscription from former owner on opposite side; text unmarked; discoloration from binding adhesive on inside covers and free end papers, discoloration from newspaper clipping to 2nd half-title page; light scuffing to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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7 Dear Comrade: Readers' Letters to the Soviet Press Under Perestroika James Riordan and Sue Bridger (editors)
Bloomington IN Indiana University Press 1992 0253206960 / 9780253206961 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines the post-1985 reforms in the Soviet Union through the prism of an outpouring of letters to the editor. Covering a range of periodicals and newspapers, topics include politics, army service, nationalism, women's issues, homosexuality,AIDS, and more. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; mild cover corner curling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Twentieth Century Moravian College: Challenge and Response John R Weinlick
Bethlehem PA Alumni Association Of Moravian College 1977 Hardcover Very Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on title page : "To Joe and Claire, Father John R. Weinlick." Chronicles the 20th century at Moravian College in Bethlehem, both before and after the 1954 merger with the Moravian College for Women. Includes human interest stories and an assessment of the school's educational impact. C. 20 b&w photos. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; a few small stains to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; creasing and small tears along edges and corners; larger tear at bottom spine tape-repaired; overall rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 The Peoples of the Soviet Far East Kolarz, Walter
Hamden CT Archon books 1969 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1969 reprint. Details Soviet relations, governance, and colonization of the Russian Far East. Ethnic groups included are : Mongolians, Yakuts, Tuvinians, and aboriginal peoples. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; former owner's address label inside front cover; some spotting to text block; light color transfer from dust jacket to cover and free end papers. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; some chipping and tearing to top edge; mild rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 History of Elizabethtown College 1899-1970 Ralph W. Schlosser
Elizabethtown PA Elizabethtown College 1971 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on front free end paper. Issued in advance of the college's 75th anniversary, this chronologically details initial discussions and construction, then organized by college administration. 358 pp. w/ c. 50 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; bumping to spine ends; white letter on bottom spine; small rubber stamp to top text block; binding relaxed. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 A Guide to Zionism Sampter, Jessie E. (editor)
New York NY Zionist Organization of America 1920 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
History of the Zionist movement and Palestine, written in the aftermath of World War I. 10 b& w illustrations. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; 2 1/4" cut/tear to rear board; binding relaxed; some staining to covers; spotting to top text block. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 AMERICANA ILLUSTRATED - October 1943 (Vol XXXVII No. 4 Fourth Quarter) Unstated
New York NY The American Historical Company Inc. 1943 Paperback Original Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
A quarterly magazine of history, genealogy, heraldry, literature, and industrial history. This is Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, October 1943 for the Fourth Quarter. Articles of interest in this issue are: On the Writing of Administrative History: Civil and Military Agencies - Beginnings in Ulster County, New York - Valley Forge During World War II - Penn sylvania Statesmanship at Home and Abroad - Agriculture in the State of New Jersey - Notes of Three Virginia Families (Dudley, Beverley (the Coat-of-Arms is illustrated on the cover) and Byrd Family) . Illustrated with photographic plates. The American Historical Company, Inc. Magazine c. 200 pages. Book Condition : Good; Interior is clean and bright, no creases, no tears and no writing. Start of foxing to rear inside cover and facing page. Cover has chipping; light soiling, creasing, and rubbing. Edges have some wear and some small tears. Binding is tight. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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