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November 2015 Arrivals

Marriages and Related Items Abstracted from the Mendon Dispatch of Mendon, Adams County, Illinois, 1877-1905. Mrs. Joseph J. Beals Sr. and Mrs. Sandra Kirchner. Entries are listed alphabetically by the grooms’ surnames. Data varies widely but usually includes the names of bride and groom with their place of origin and the wedding date. (1997), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical 238 pp  9780788407499 101-B0749 - $20.00


A History of Lewis County, West Virginia. Edward C. Smith. This book traces the economic, social and political life of the people of Lewis County from the first settlers of the Hacker’s Creek Valley in the 1700s up to the early 1900s. Also described herein are pioneer life, the extension of settlements and economic beginnings. (1920, 1996), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 456 pp  9780788405877 101-S0587 - $36.50


The History of Guilford, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1639. Hon. Ralph D. Smith. This history places emphasis on the early settlers and the ecclesiastical history of the town. There are numerous biographical sketches of the early settlers, ministers, and noteworthy citizens. (1877, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp 9781556133237 101-S3323 - $23.00


National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts, 1840. Joan M. Dixon.   2003, paper, index, 478 pp  9780788417337 101-D1733 - $36.00


Descendants of Lorenz and Anna M. Hoff/Hooff. Ronald L. and Barbara M. Hooff. Brief genealogical/biographical sketches of Hoff/Hooff descendants. A variety of maps, family charts, photographs, copies of original documents, cemetery inscriptions, and a full-name index augment this work. (2000), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 228 pp  9780788415784 101-H1578 - $30.50


Hewitt Family of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and Allied Families: Cochran, Davis, Durham, Edwards, Fisher, Gulick, Hall, Hull, Jacks, Kennedy, Kenny, Kyle, Morrison, Piersol, Schmidt, Terhune, Williamson and Wood. Marilyn Schmidt. Documents the journey of seven generations of the Hewitt family from the 1600s in Md. to the early 1900s in Ohio. 2005, 6x9, paper, index, 418 pp 9780788441240 101-S4124 - $48.00


The Particular Assessment Lists For Baltimore And Carroll Counties, 1798. George J. Horvath, Jr. Lists occupants, owners, types and dimensions of buildings, tract names, acreage, number of slaves. Helps replace nonexistent 1800 census of Baltimore County. Includes 1804 tax list for precincts surrounding Baltimore City. (1986, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 186 pp 9781585490929   101-H0092 - $20.50


Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book Series, Volume 11, Deed Books 25 and 26  1796-1800. Amelia C. Gilreath.  These abstracts contain information from deeds, leases, releases, mortgages and other agreements that reveal family relationships. These abstracts also contain hundreds of names of witnesses and neighbors. (1996), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 208 pp 9781585497317 101-G0731 - $27.00


Clarke County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: Volume 1, 1836-1853. Marty Hiatt. Since 1782, names of free adult men and single women who owned taxable items were collected. This book presents abstracts of information found on the original lists. The heads of households, slaves, and horses are indicated. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 204 pp 9780788456701 101-H5670 - $23.00


Clarke County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists: Volume 2, 1854-1870. Mary Hiatt. Since 1782, names of free adult men and single women who owned taxable items were collected. This book presents abstracts of information found on the original lists. The heads of households, slaves, and horses are indicated. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 250 pp 9780788456732 101-H5673 - $25.50


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October 2015 Arrivals

A Martin Genealogy Tied to the History of Germanna, Virginia. William A. Martin. Contains a short history of Germanna and Germantown, Va.; the ancestry of John Joseph Martin (Johann Jost Merten) who emigrated from Germany in 1713; and his progeny. See our website for allied families. (1995), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 382 pp  9780788401848 101-M0184 - $33.00


Alexandria, Virginia City and County Census, 1860. T. Michael Miller. Alphabetical by head of household. All members of the household are enumerated here with occupation, value of real estate/personal property, age, sex, and birthplace to the extent the data is given in the census records. (1986), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 150 pp 9780917890710 101-M9071 - $25.50


Artisans and Merchants of Alexandria, Virginia 1780-1820, Volume 2, Napey to Zimmerman. T. Michael Miller. A master directory to the people who peddled their services and wares in early Alexandria compiled from newspapers, property records, city directories, and census records.  (1992), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 558 pp 9781556135989 101-M0598 - $42.00


Charleston, South Carolina Marriages, 1877-1895. Susan L King.  (2002), 2015, 6x9, paper, alphabetical, 410 pp 978078845668 last digit 101-K5668 - $34.00


Cavalier Adventures: The Story of Henry Norwood. Sharon Himes. Henry Norwood survived a perilous voyage across the Atlantic, only to be stranded on isolated Fenwick Island in the winter of 1650. A true story, told through text, maps and illustrations by the author, and Norwood’s original comments. (2000, 2002), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 178 pp  9780788420726 101-H2072 - $19.95


Quincy, Illinois, Immigrants from Emsland, Oldenburger, Munsterland and Osnabrucker Land. Michael K. Brinkman. This book lists German immigrants. Entries include: date and place of birth, surname, given name, date of marriage, emigration, town in Germany, death in Quincy, occupation, residence, migration, and sources. With additions and corrections to Quincy, Illinois, Immigrants from Münsterland, Westphalia, Germany, Vol. II. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 528 pp 9780788456718 101-B5671 - $40.50


Shenandoah County, Virginia: A Study of the 1860 Census, Volume 11. Marvin J. Vann. This comprehensive every-name index lists each individual recorded in the census and also a number of ancillary facts and some analysis of the data. It also includes an errata chapter containing corrections to Vols. 1–10. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 518 pp 9780788456695 101-V5669 - $40.00


Enumeration of Educatable Children in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, 1892. Hazel Boss Neet. Contains the names of all educable children in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, in 1892. Entries are arranged alphabetically by the name of the child’s parent (or guardian) and include the following categories: range, township, sex, age, and color. (2002), 2015, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 124 pp  9780788420535 101-N2053 - $22.50


World War II As Seen Through The Eyes of United States Navy Cruisers. George Chambers. This comprehensive work details the role played by United States Navy cruisers that fought in World War II against the Axis Powers. 2015, 7x10, paper, index, 2 vols., 1000 pp 9780788456640 101-C5664 - $70.00


Yates Phalanx: The History of the Thirty-Ninth Regiment, Illinois Veteran Infantry in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865. Charles M. Clark, M.D. and Frederick Charles Decker. Eyewitness account written by a regimental surgeon, with soldiers’ statements and excerpts from their diaries and letters. Biographies of over 1,500 soldiers. (1994), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 456 pp  9780788401527 101-D0152 - $56.50


Central Colonies Chronicle: The Freemen, The Servants, and The Governments, 1722-1732. Armand Francis Lucier. . An ideal companion to Armand Lucier’s New England Chronicle, the Central Colonies Chronicle colorfully depicts colonial life in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland as reported in the newspapers and journals of the region. (1998), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 408 pp  9780788410604 101-L1060 - $34.00


Shenandoah County, Virginia, Deed Book Series, Volume 2, Deed Books E, F, G, H 1784-1792. Amelia C. Gilreath.   (1988, 2002), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 196 pp 9781585497560 101-G0756 - $30.00


Portland in the Past With Historical Notes of Old Falmouth. William Goold. The author strikes a good balance among the various types of history-social, political, religious and armed conflict. Beginning with 1623, he spins a chronological history of Portland and the surrounding area through the mid-19th century (1886), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 572 pp  9780788406881 101-G0688 - $41.50


Woman on the American Frontier. A Valuable and Authentic History of the Heroism, Adventures, Privations, Captivities, Trials, and Noble Lives and Deaths of the Pioneer Mothers of the Republic. William W. Fowler. Hundreds of brief biographies are chronicled.  (1878, 1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 566 pp 9780788400582 101-F0058 - $43.00


Callaway County, Missouri, Marriage Records: 1821 to 1871. Sherida K. Eddlemon. Information includes name of groom and maiden name of bride, date of marriage, names of officiants performing the marriage rites, and the county the groom or bride was from when that differs from Callaway County. A surname index is included. (1991), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 154 pp 9781556134944 101-E0494 - $20.00


Rambles About Portsmouth [New Hampshire]: Sketches Of Persons, Localities And Incidents Of Two Centuries: Principally From Tradition And Unpublished Documents. Charles W. Brewster. These historical sketches of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, take the reader on a guided tour of the city, with detailed descriptions of mid-18th through mid-19th century buildings, their functions and their inhabitants. (1869, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 378 pp  9780788414848 101-B1484 - $32.50


Land of Herrings and Persimmons: People and Places of Upper Stafford County, Virginia. Jerrilynn Eby. Diaries, letters, personal recollections, and oral history enhance surviving public records to make Stafford’s old residents not just names and dates on a page, but flesh and blood human beings; places and people that make old Stafford County unique. 2015, 6x9, paper, index, 836 pp 9780788456268 101-E5626 - $57.00


September 2015 Arrivals

St. Thomas Parish Deaths And Burials, Owings Mills, Maryland, 1728-1995. . A collection from an alphabetical card file at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Garrison Forest, Owings Mills, in Baltimore Co., Md. Not all individuals recorded here were buried in St. Thomas’ four cemeteries. (1995, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 130 pp 9781585493043 101-X0304 - $19.00


Virginia/West Virginia Husbands and Wives, Volume 1. Patrick G. Wardell. This volume lists about 17,000 husbands, many of whom married more than once; it contains inferred marriages from a combination of original and previously published works. (1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 496 pp 9780788456657 101-W5665 - $45.00


Marriages and Deaths from Mississippi Newspapers: Vol. 2, 1801-1850. Betty Couch Wiltshire. A major compilation; marriage notices include the names of bride and groom, and all others mentioned. (1988), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 336 pp, 9781556131752 101-W0175 - $30.00


Journal of Jonathan Belcher, the First-Known, American-Born Freemason. David Crockett. Jonathan Belcher (1681/2–1757) was born the son of a Massachusetts tavernkeeper. Jonathan set sail in 1704 to England, then traveled through Holland and Germany, keeping a journal. The latter part of the book tracks his successes and shortcomings as the Royal Governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. (1992), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 280 pp 9781556137266 101-C0726 - $27.00


The Great Historic Families of Scotland, Volume 1. James Taylor. These informative works gives historical and biographical "...sketches of the representatives and leading members of the great historical families of Scotland, [including] their personal character, and ... national manners and customs, as well as warlike exploits and court intrigues." The families covered are: the ancient earldom of Mar, the earldom of Menteith, the Douglases and the Angus Douglases, the Keiths, the Setons, the Ruthvens of Gowrie, the Crichtons of Frendraught, two MacKenzies, four Campbells, four Leslies, the Hamiltons and the Hamilton-Douglases, the Ramsays, the Maules, the Lauderdale Maitlands, the Homes, and the Marchmont Humes. (1889, 1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 422 pp  9780788401039 101-T0103 - $34.50


The Pickens Sentinel: Favorite Newspaper of Pickens County, Volumes 1 & 2. Peggy Burton Rich. Records seldom found in other sources are available in this compilation of newspaper abstracts. Pension records for survivors and widows of the war of 1812 are given in full, Civil War units and their complement of men, names of battles and men wounded or killed during these battles, widows and survivors drawing pensions are among the valuable items offered. (1994), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 772 pp 978155613985 missing check digit 101-R0985 - $83.00


Old Quebec: The Fortress of New France. Gilbert Parker and Claude G. Bryan. This history begins with the early voyages of such adventurers as Cartier, Roberval and Samuel de Champlain, as well as later explorers such as La Salle. This work also covers such topics as social and political progress, the trading companies, and Quebec in the 1800s. (1903), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 574 pp 9781556135941 101-P0594 - $43.00


Guardian Accounts of Princess Anne County, Virginia. Anne E. Maling. Guardian accounts may sometimes fill in the blanks in cases in which individuals did not leave wills revealing names of descendants. Typically, guardian accounts reveal underage offspring orphaned by the death of the parent(s), but not adult offspring. The appointed guardian might be the orphan’s mother, older sibling, older sibling’s spouse, uncle or other relative. Princess Anne County was formed from part of Lower Norfolk County in 1691, and incorporated into the city of Virginia Beach in 1962. This book is a compilation of guardian accounts of Princess Anne County from the years 1736 through 1871. The original records were in fifteen hand-written volumes which spanned a few years each. Here the records are presented alphabetically by the surname of the orphan. While it is easy to imagine that orphans make up only a small part of the population, over 5,000 names are presented here. This is the fifth book by Ms. Maling on Princess Anne County records, following her works on land and probate records and wills. (1997), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 276 pp  9780788407345 101-M0734 - $27.00


Instruments of Freedom: Deeds and Wills of Emancipation, Northampton County, Virginia, 1782-1864. Frances Bibbins Latimer. This well-researched chronicle of slavery consists of Deeds of Emancipation (1782 to 1805 and 1806 to 1864) and Wills of Emancipation (1782 to 1864). All categories are annotated. (1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 230 pp 9781556137754 101-L0775 - $24.00


The Historical Families of Dumfriesshire and the Border Wars, 2nd Edition. C. L. Johnstone. This 1889 reprint covers a great deal of Scottish and English family history, with activities of genealogical significance within the ruling classes. (1889, 1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp 9781556139567 101-J9956 - $24.00


Vital Statistics of Epsom, New Hampshire, 1727-1927. William Haslet Jones. Birth records (1741–1927) give date of birth and parents’ names where available. Death records (1741–1935) date and place of death where available. Marriage records (1741–1927) date, name of bride and groom, place of marriage and where available the clergyman. Some 7,500 names have been included. (1999), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 254 pp  9780788411816 101-J1181 - $25.00


Old Cemetery Burials of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Vol. 2. Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld, CGRS. Records are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the deceased. The information is taken from various sources, including burial records and physical listing of tombstones. Each record contains some of the following information about the deceased: cemetery where buried, surname, given name, maiden name, date and place of birth, date and place of death, tombstone inscription, age, cause of death, names of others listed on the same or adjacent stones, location within cemetery and marital status. The range of dates extends from the late 1700s to the late 1900s. (1997), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 232 pp  9780788406461 101-H0646 - $24.00


'If I am alive next Summer': The Civil War Letters of Captain Charles Robinson Johnson of the 16th Massachusetts Infantry. Albert C. Eisenberg and Michael Hammerson. In the absence of any regimental history, the editors aimed to make Johnson’s story illustrate the career of the 16th and to serve as a partial history of the regiment. Illustrated. 2015, 6x9, paper, index, 318 pp 9780788456497 101-E5649 - $29.50


History of the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire. Charles H. Bell. Includes a history of the town, from its founding, through its incorporation with an extensive genealogical section. A complete full name index is included.   (1888, 1990), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 608 pp 9781556133046 101-B0304 - $46.00


Alleghany County, Virginia, Marriages, 1822-1872. Carletta Lanear Nelson. Lists of marriage records from the Minister Returns Books, 1822–1855; Marriage Returns Book (1), 1854–1872; and various original documents. Includes 5,649 names, Photostats of original records and two indices (listing names and important dates). (1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 528 pp 9780788400384 101-N0038 - $41.00


Letters to Ella Lee Goode: A Collection of Turn-of-the-Century Correspondence from Loudoun County, Virginia, 1896-1900. Meridee Orndorff Mucciarone. These letters portray the day-to-day life of the time in a rural area, complete with road conditions, illnesses, gossip, church activities, births, deaths, marriages, and weather reports. The letters are supplemented by as many old photos and relevant material as could be found. Family trees are presented in the back of the book, along with accounts of later times.  (2003), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp 9781585498697 101-M0869 - $27.00


The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America. John Fiske. Volume One offers a glimpse of medieval Netherlands’ history, prefacing Dutch influence on, and conflict with, England extending into the New World. Volume Two covers the peaceful transfer of New Netherland to English rule, 1680 New York, Penn’s Holy Experiment, the downfall of the Stuarts, Knickerbocker Society, the Quaker Commonwealth and much more.  (1899, 1999), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 2 vols., 694 pp  9780788413346 101-F1334 - $67.00


Rolls and Lists of Connecticut Men in the Revolution, 1775-1783 (1901). Connecticut Historical Society. The rolls are broken down into regiments and companies. Other lists include deserters and sick or wounded men. The Naval Record includes the name of the ship and captain, dates of entry and discharge, rank, wages, and deserters. (1901, 1995), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 390 pp  9780788403002 101-C0300 - $33.00


District of Columbia Free Negro Registers. Dorothy S. Provine. Abstracts of official registrations of free status by non-slave African American residents of antebellum Washington, D.C. Four of the five original volumes have survived; the one for 1846–1855 is missing. Entries vary greatly, but they typically give the name of the person being registered, the basis of the registrant’s claim to freedom, a physical description of the registrant, and the name of the person making the affidavit on the registrant’s behalf. 1996, 8½x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 728 pp  9780788405068 101-P0506 - $98.50


The Emergence of Provincial New Hampshire, 1623-1741. David E. Van Deventer. The development of society in colonial New Hampshire is studied by examining its creation and its changing characteristics in the 17th and early 18th centuries. (1976), 1996, 5½x8½, paper, index, map, xviii+302 pp  9780788405044 101-V0504 - $27.00


A Pioneer History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and: My First Recollections of Brookville, Pennsylvania, 1840-1843, when my feet were bare and my cheeks were brown. W J McKnight. This rugged wilderness that was home to the Six Nations Iroquois was explored and settled by an adventurous group of missionaries, Scotch-Irish and German pioneers, lured west by the possibility inherent in so much virgin territory. W. J. McKnight tells the story of these pioneers and of the legacy which grew from their rough-hewn frontier communities. (1898, 1999), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 698 pp  9780788412165 101-M1216 - $51.00


An Old Frontier of France: The Niagara Region and Adjacent Lakes under French Control, Volume 1. Frank H. Severance. Volume I, of this two-volume series, takes readers back to the earliest European knowledge of the Niagara, around the beginning of the seventeenth century, and follows eighteenth century expeditions and settlement. Illustrated.   (1917, 1998), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 484 pp 9780788449475 101-S4947 - $38.50


The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 12, 1858. New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Genealogies: Hill; Kellog; Leverett; Lombard; McKinstry; Odin; Paddock; Perkins; Rogers; Wells; Whitney. Memoirs: Col. John Allan; Gen. Warren. Other Records: Indian wars in New England; Farmington, Connecticut, church records; Danvers, Massachusetts, church records; Braintree/Quincy, Massachusetts, inscriptions; E. Haddam, Connecticut, land records; Suffolk County, Massachusetts, wills; Lebanon, Connecticut, inscriptions; Malden, Massachusetts, vital records; marriage and deaths from newspapers; Boston, Massachusetts, area vital records; Hartford, Connecticut, vital records; Hull, Massachusetts, inscriptions; Stoneham, Massachusetts, inscriptions. (1858), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 388 pp 9781556137785 101-N0778 - $31.00


General Reub Williams’s Memories of Civil War Times. Sally Hogan. Gen. Reuben Williams relates his experiences in battles and instances of camp life. The dates, anecdotes, and facts have all been preserved here as the General related them.   (2004), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, 330 pp  9780788425172 101-H2517 - $24.50


Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the Province of Pennsylvania, 1744 to 1764. Craig R. Scott, C. G.. This is a helpful research aid to the wealth of information in the Pennsylvania Archives relating to the French and Indian War. Entries are arranged alphabetically by surname and typically include: given name, date of enlistment and company or regiment. The amount of additional information varies and may include any combination of the following: age, birth place, occupation, rank, where stationed, and/or original source document, such as account book, list of recruits, muster list or return. 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 294 pp 9780788456534 101-S5653 - $28.00


History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America. Frederic C. Jewett. In this massive, two-volume set, eleven generations are traced from Edward Jewett of Bradford, England, including his two emigrant sons, Deacon Maximilian and Joseph Jewett, settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, c1639. Abraham and John Jewett, early settlers of Rowley (who probably were nephews of Maximilian and Joseph), Jewetts who have settled in the United States since the year 1800, and Jewetts in the army or navy are also included. More than 11,000 Jewetts are chronicled in this work, which includes several portrait illustrations and a full-name index. (?, 1992), 2013, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 1274 pp 9781556137198 101-J3719 - $87.00


The Border or Riding Clans Followed by a History of the Clan Dixon and a Brief Account of the Family of the Author. B. Homer Dixon. This colorful book discusses the region known as “the Borders,” where England and Scotland meet. The author presents many transcriptions from original 16th-century Scottish records, but he always gives a lively account of the historical background necessary to understand these records. (1889, 1996), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 230 pp  9780788405617 101-D0561 - $24.50


The Salem [Massachusetts] Directory. Adams, Sampson & Company. The General Directory contains the names of 6,567 people listed in alphabetical order. Each entry gives the resident’s name, occupation and address. 1,669 names were added to this edition and 1,232 names were struck out, making for an increase of 437 names. The Business Directory provides a list of approximately 165 professions and the names of the traders listed alphabetically along with their addresses. (1859, 2002), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 378 pp  9780788421013 101-A2101 - $32.50


The History of King Philip’s War. Rev. Increase Mather, D.D.. Samuel G. Drake here presents Increase Mather’s A Brief History of the War with the Indians in New England which was first published in late 1676, just a few of the same war written about twenty years later by Cotton Mather, as it was published as the seventh part of the latter’s history of New England, Magnalia Christi Americana in 1702. Drake, who was a founder of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, editor of the first fifteen volumes of the Register, and a prominent antiquarian and historian, has added an extensive introduction and numerous informative notes. Drake’s annotated edition of these works was published in 1862. Increase and Cotton Mather were, respectively, the son and grandson of Rev. Richard Mather, the immigrant minister of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and the founder of one of New England’s most prominent families. The Mathers were prolific writers and collectors, and the extant materials from their libraries, much of which is now preserved at the American Antiquarian Society, are an invaluable historical resource. Included in this work is a fold-out genealogical chart tracing the Mather family through several branches from the mid-1500’s to the mid-1700’s. (1862, 1990), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp 9781556134715 101-M0417 - $27.00



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