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Jerrie Mock World Flight

Three-eight Charlie

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Jerrie Mock was the first woman to fly solo in her own aircraft around the globe in 1964. Her story of that feat and her life as a pilot are part of her book. This copy includes her inscription and a child’s own note in the front pages. Jerrie Mock’s aircraft that she used to fly around the world...Read More
To Be Continued Unnoticed

To Be Continued Unnoticed

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Man Ray (1890-1976) was one of most important American modernist artists associated with both Dada and Surrealism. This catalog accompanied one of Man Ray's most important exhibitions in the United States and includes a signed lithograph. This copy is especially unique in that it is the artist's...Read More
Topographical description of the state of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana.

Topographical Description of the State of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and Louisiana

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This book is of interest primarily for including the journal of Charles Le Raye, a fur trader who was purportedly captured by the Sioux on the upper Missouri River. It included descriptions of the Native American peoples whom he encountered and the animals of the region. The journal is actually a...Read More
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Travels in the Interior of Brazil

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Author John Mawe, a dealer and expert in gems and minerals, was the first to reveal the full range of Brazil’s mineral wealth, which the Portuguese government kept closed to Europeans. Briefly detained as a spy in Montevideo, he reached Brazil and was given access to the inland mining districts,...Read More
Cover of "Trophic relationships in the marine environment"

Trophic Relationships in the Marine Environment

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All living things need energy to survive and thrive. Ultimately, all food energy starts with the sun (or, rarely, deep sea hydrothermal vents). Plants make their own food, through photosynthesis, from the energy of the sun. Things eat plants, and other things eat the things that eat the plants. And...Read More
Cover of Tropical Fishes of the East Indies

Tropical Fishes of the East Indies

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Samuel Fallours was working for the Dutch East India Company in the early 1700s on the island of Ambon (part of present day Indonesia) as a clergyman’s assistant. Having an artistic talent, he made drawings of local fish, crustaceans, and other marine organisms from the Indian Ocean. The...Read More
Cover of Unbound and Unbroken

Unbound and Unbroken

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This book is a treasure trove of color portraits and photographs depicting the life of Frederick Douglass. It is an inspiring work of art divided into ten chapters tracing the highlights of his life from slavery to full citizenship. Because it was published recently, the back of the book offers...Read More
Victoria Gold, cover

Victoria Gold

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Canadian author Kenneth Kutz is an expert and enthusiast in both philately and gold. Kutz is former President of Texasgulf Mining Corporation. He is also the former President of the Collectors Club of New York, one of the oldest existing philatelic societies (founded in 1896) in the United States....Read More
Cover of  "Victorian" wall-papers

The "Victorian" Wall-Papers

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This 1887 trade catalog from the wallpaper firm of Jeffrey & Co. (1836-1930) represents the work of a company with a long and interesting history, exhibiting at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. They started printing William Morris wallpapers in 1862 and produced wallcoverings...Read More
La vie des mammiferes et des hommes fossiles, dechiffree a l'aide de l'anatomie et de la physiologie comparees de l'appareil masticateur

La Vie des Mammifères et des Hommes Fossiles

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The title translates as "The life of mammals and fossilized humans, deciphered using comparative anatomy of the chewing organs.” This book's author, Mr. Sanielevici, believed that analysis of the processes and organs involved in chewing and digesting would explain the evolution of humans and...Read More

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