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June 2016 Arrivals

Chapters in the History of Abbeville County: The "Banner County" of South Carolina. Lowry Ware. This is a narrative history of Abbeville County, South Carolina, from the nineteenth century to modern times, with particular attention given to slavery and race relations. “Most of the very lengthy index deals with Federal census records.” (2012), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 254 pp 9780788457234 101-W5723 - $26.00


Patrick County, Virginia Death Records 1868, 1869, & 1871-1896. Barbara C. Baughan & Betty A. Pilson. Taken from records of the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Includes glossary of causes of death. Name, ages, parents, cause of death, date, informant. (1997, 1999), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 270 pp 9781888265965 101-B0096 - $26.00


The Military History of Medway, Massachusetts. E.O. Jameson.  (1886), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 124 pp  9780788430084 101-J3008 - $18.50


The Fedual Barons of Powys. Morris Charles Jones. In the early fourteenth century, King Edward II of England granted John de Cherleton and his wife the inheritance of “certain lands in Powys.” This text tells the tale of Powys, and tracks its barons from that early account of Cherleton to 1422 through the nineteenth century. (1868, 1994), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 184 pp  9780788401213 101-J0121 - $22.00


From D'Aubigny of Normandy, France to Robert Durbin of England and Thomas Christoper Durbin of Baltimore, Maryland. Betty Jewell Durbin Carson.  2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 196 pp 978078845719 last digit 101-C5719 - $22.50


The Janes Family: A Genealogy and Brief History. Frederic Janes. Follows the descendents of William Janes through 9 generations, 1610 to 1865.  (1868, ), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 428 pp  9780788417382 101-J1738  - $35.00


History of the Barclay/Barkley Clan. Betty Jewel Durbin Carson. The Barclays formed important alliances, held land throughout the northeast of Scotland, and played important roles in national affairs. This volume contains: Register Report of David Barclay of Urie and Outline Descendant Tree of David Barclay of Urie. 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 112 pp 9780788457180 101-C5718 - $21.50


The Dangers and Sufferings of Robert Eastburn, and His Deliverance from Indian Capitivity. John R. Spears. Robert Eastburn’s capture by French soldiers and Indians, “Together with some Remarks upon the Country of Canada, and the Religion, and Policy of Its Inhabitants; the whole intermixed with devout Reflections.” (1904), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 76 pp  9780788440816 101-S4081 - $15.00


A Narrative of The Captivity of Nehemiah How in 1745-1747. Victor Hugo Paltsits. On October 11, 1745, Nehemiah How left the safety of the Great Meadow Fort (now Putney, Windham Co., Vt.) and was captured by Abenakis of St. Francis. How gives an account of his journey to Canada, and his imprisonment there. How died in a prison in Quebec on May 25, 1747. (1904), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 72 pp  9780788440823 101-P4082 - $15.00


Angels in the Gate: New York City and the General Slocum Disaster. Karen T. Lamberton. This book contains personal recollections of the survivors, their families, and others involved in the tragic fire aboard the steamboat, General Slocum, and its aftermath. Appendices include the most complete listing of victims, survivors, and their families ever compiled. (2006), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 404 pp  9780788438271 101-L3827 - $36.00


The Brothers Bequest: Germans in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Alston Jones. The story of three immigrant German brothers, Bernhard Heinrich, Johann Ludwig, and Carsten August Bequest, reveals how members of an ethnic community were transformed by this unique Southern city, how their struggles paralleled Charleston’s as it moved into the twentieth century. 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 294 pp 978078845708 last digit 101-J5708 - $28.00


South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1783-1788, Books I-5 through Z-5. Brent H. Holcomb.  Until the establishment of county courts in 1785, all deeds were recorded in Charleston. While the deeds in these deed books (I-5 through Z-5) were recorded between 1783 and 1788, within these deed books are instruments dating from a much earlier time, some as early as 1703. (1996), 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 560 pp 9780917890048 101-H9004 - $42.00


Our Western Border in Early Pioneer Days. Charles McKnight. “Thrilling Narratives of daring deeds and marvelous adventures of American pioneer more than a century ago, embracing desperate conflicts with Indians, tales of captivity, stories of massacre, miraculous escapes, adventures of famous scouts, hunters, trappers, pioneer women, brave boys, and Indian chiefs of the early days of American history”. This large work covers many aspects of pioneer life, everything from the manners and customs of the time to sieges and conflicts between white families and Indian families. An entire chapter (close to 100 pages), is devoted to Daniel Boone and his life as a pioneer in Kentucky. Contributions of the Zane family of Wheeling, and General George Rogers Clark are discussed. This book also focuses on the Massacre of Wyoming, Two Sieges of Fort Henry, and Pontiac’s role in frontier affairs. (1902, 1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 800 pp 9781556138430 101-M3843 - $56.00


The History of Truro Parish in Virginia. Rev. Philip Slaughter. Established in 1732, Truro Parish comprised the area between the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers, and west as far as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The old Pohick Church was located near the present city of Fairfax, Virginia.  This copiously annotated history brims with names. A later history of Pohick Church and surrounding churches, and the original plan of Pohick Church showing the ownership of pews is included. (1907, 1908, 2001), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 186 pp  9780788419836 101-S1983 - $22.00



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May 2016 Arrivals

Old Cemetery Burials of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin: Volume 1. Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld. This is an alphabetical listing of burials in seventeen of the older Milwaukee County cemeteries in Wisconsin. The information is taken from various sources, including burial records and physical listing of tombstones. (1995), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 332 pp  9780788402685 101-H0268 - $30.00


Upshur County, West Virginia, Births, 1853-1897. Billie Faye Drost and Karon Janel King. From Birth Book 1 (1853-1890), Birth Book 2 (1887-1897), and selected entries from Birth Book 3 and the Delayed Birth Book, which fall within the time frame.  (1993), 2016, 8½x11, alphabetical, 222 pp 9781556138775 101-D0877 - $33.00


Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939. Elaine N. Bay and Henrietta Welch. The compilers have grouped the names of children by year; within each year’s listing, the names are grouped by school district. Names are listed in family groups with the children listed in the order they were listed on the Family Census Blanks. A cumulative every-name index for all twenty-six school districts is included. (1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp  9780788408465 101-B0846 - $25.50


The Annals of Binghamton [NY], and the Country Connected with it, From the Earliest Settlement. J. B. Wilkinson. This detailed and extremely well-written history of the town (down to the 1870s) describes the history and hardships of the early settlers to this region and the American Colonies in general. Contains a Civil War roster. (1872, 2002) 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 336 pp  9780788421792 101-W2179 - $28.00


Puritan Roots. Winston Phelps. Leave the Twentieth Century behind and return to the 1600’s with this fascinating and sometimes irreverent look at their lives, their fancies and foibles, their successes and their failures — a light-hearted, entertaining, and informative view of a sect that made an indelible impression on American life. (1987), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 110 pp 9781556130779 101-P3077 - $18.00


Village Life in America. Caroline Cowles Richards. This is the diary of a young school-girl from Canandaigua, New York, beginning in 1852 and continuing until 1872. According to Margaret Sangster, who wrote the introduction in 1912, "Her Diary is a faithful record of impressions of that stormy time in which the nation underwent a baptism of fire. The realism of her paragraphs is unsurpassed." The author was ten years old when she began the diary; thus one gets a unique picture, both innocent and honest, of Northern life during the Civil War. The characters, though actual people, are like any found in classic literature. This is a rare opportunity and a wonderful observation of 19th century life; altogether a pleasant little book. (1912, 1998), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 228 pp  9780788409790 101-R0979 - $24.00


Visitation of England and Wales Notes: Volume 12, 1917. Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp.  Contains: Deeds of the Marshall Family. Bible entries for the Bendall family. Grants of arms to Sir George Hayter, 1843; Humphrey Lowe of Bromsgrove, 1657; Grant of augmentation of arms to Sir John Moore, 1683. Pedigrees of Amhurst, Bendall, Bicknell, Boothby, Burroughes, Byron, Cunliffe, Fellowes, Goddard, Hayter, Hovenden, Knight, Ladds, Lambert, Leigh, Lowe, Marshall, Mason, Moore, Newman, Player, Porter, Walker, Wilberforce and others. (1917), reprint, 8½x11, paper, index, illus., 214 pp  9780788408267 101-H0826 - $31.00


East Tennessee Tax Records Index Volume I: Washington County, 1778-1821. Geoffrey D. Rasmussen. Volume I covers forty-four years and contains 23,479 individuals. Records prior to 1830 are especially important because very few Tennessee federal census returns survived before then. (2005). 2016, 8½x11, paper, alpha., 242 pp  9780788438073 101-R3807 - $40.00


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April 2016 Arrivals


Eyes of the Fleet: The U.S. Navy's Seaplane Tenders and Patrol Aircraft in World War II. David D. Bruhn.  2016, 6x9, paper, index, 548 pp 978078845707 last digit 101-B5707 - $41.00


We Take This Opportunity to Write. Jerald Jordan. Highly readable history of migrations from Botetourt, Greenbrier and Cabell Counties, Virginia, into Tippecanoe and White Counties, Indiana; Wayne County, Illinois; Polk County, Missouri, and Cass and Page Counties, Iowa. Includes charts of five generations of the Jordan Family.  (2004), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 146 pp  9780788434020 101-J3402 - $24.00


Fauquier Co. VA, Court Records, 1776-1782. John K. Gott. These abstracts of the Minute and Order Books of Fauquier County, Virginia cover the years of the American Revolution, 1776 through 1780. They were to be an appendix to Fauquier County in the Revolution by T. Triplett Russell and John K. Gott. (1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 190 pp 9781556139086 101-G3908 - $22.00


History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York. Jay Gould. This 19th-century work gives a detailed picture of early Delaware Co., beginning with descriptions of the native Indian tribes. The book also discusses English, Dutch and German Palatine settlement. Much attention is focused on the activities that took place during the Revolutionary War, including Sullivan's expedition against the Indians, and numerous tales of Indian captivities and outrages on the frontier settlements. There is also a biography of the famed rifleman, Timothy Murphy.  As the population of the state increased, the need for further civil divisions resulted in the creation of Delaware Co. Land grants and a manorial system of titles led to serious "rent difficulties" among tenants. Other features of this work include obituaries of well-known persons, lists of state legislators and judges, and an appendix which gives the history of local newspapers and organizations.  (1856) reprint, paper, index, 437 pp  9780788419218 101-G1921 - $36.50


Whites in Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation: Permit Register 1889 - Feb. 19, 1905; Choctaw Volume 222. Sandra McKim. In Indian territory, whites or non-Indians needed permits to enter and work. The Choctaw citizen was responsible for obtaining the permit that enabled the non-Indian to rent and farm the land in a system of share cropping. Columns list: the name of the Indian/citizen, the names of the white or non-Indian renter, the amount of money due for the land rental, and the amount remitted. (Some data not available for the later years.) (1995), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 166 pp  9780788403279 101-M9327 - $30.50


A History of the Plantation of Menunkatuck and of the Original Town of Guilford, Connecticut, Comprising the Present Towns of Guilford and Madison, Written Largely from the Manuscripts of the Hon. Ralph Dunning Smyth. Bernard Christian Steiner.  Numerous excerpts from original documents augment this narrative. (1897, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 538 pp  9780788414428 101-S1442 - $41.50


Marriage Records of the City of Fredericksburg, and the County of Stafford, Virginia, 1851-1900. Therese A. Fisher. The marriages were extracted from marriage bonds, marriage licenses, newspaper articles, ministers' returns and church records. There are a large number of marriage records for people of African heritage. Also included are some records for Spotsylvania County recorded in Fredericksburg. (1994), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, index, 442 pp 9781556139628 101-F0962 - $35.00


Gazetteer and Business Directory of Cayuga County, New York, For 1867-68. Hamilton Child. A brief history of Cayuga County, followed by historical sketches of the cities of Auburn, Aurelius, Brutus, Cato, Conquest, Fleming, Genoa, Ira, Ledyard, Locke, Mentz, Montezuma, Moravia, Niles, Owasco, Scipio, Sempronius, Sennett, Springport, Sterling, Summer Hill, Throop, Venice, and Victory. (1868, 2000), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, 302 pp  9780788415845 101-C1584 - $28.00


History of the Wright Family. William H. Wright and Gertrude W. Ketcham. Every entry is cross-referenced and includes dates of birth and marriage, place of residence, and names of spouse and children. More information is given whenever possible, such as biographical details, military records, and wills. (?. 1995), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 272 pp  9780788403057 101-W0305 - $26.50


Hight-Hite Families of Sussex and Surry Counties, Virginia: From About 1634. Robert E. Wallace. Complete with a full-name cross-index of 2,786 names. (1993), 2016, 8½x11, paper, 188 pp 9781556139000 101-W0900 - $35.00


Spreading the Word: Mississippi Newspaper Abstracts of Genealogical Interest, 1825-1935. Mary Lois S. Ragland. Data abstracted for this work includes mainly marriage and death notices, and other “family news” items of genealogical interest. Most of the information comes from: the Vicksburg Weekly Whig (1857–1858), the Vicksburg Weekly Herald (also called Weekly Vicksburg Herald, dated 1866–1878) and the Vicksburg Daily Herald (1865–1868). (1991, 2000), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 256 pp 9781556134517 101-R3451 - $25.00


Northumberland County Registers of Free Blacks. Karen E. Sutton, MA. This book covers the Northumberland County, Virginia, register of free blacks, 1803–1858; including the history of the free Negro (with statistics on the number of free Negroes in Northumberland County compared with other Virginia counties) and the Northumberland County register itself.  1999, 8½x11, paper, index, 136 pp  9780788411328 101-S1132 - $23.00


Superior Court of Law and Equity Mero District of Tennessee, 1806-1809, Middle Tennessee. Mary Sue Smith. Covers all of the area of what is now known as "Middle Tennessee." Many of the people named may not be found in other documents. Includes date, surname, given name, title (plaintiff or defendant, adm., etc.) and, if stated, the charge, plea and rules of the court. (2004), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 258 pp 9781585499267 101-S0926 - $32.00


Worcester County Wills, Liber JW3, 1759-1769. Sharon A. Jones. This series contains a wealth of information abstracted from Worcester County, Maryland, wills. An index of property adds to the value of this work. (1987, 1989), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 88 pp 9781585490981 101-J0098 - $16.00


Marriage and Divorce Records from Maine Freewill Baptist Publications, 1819-1851. David C. Young and Elizabeth K. Young. Entries were abstracted from the Morning Star, published in Limerick, Maine, from 1826–1833 and Dover, New Hampshire, from 1833–1851; the Maine Freewill Baptist Repository of Limerick, Maine, 1843–1851; and the Religious Informer, published in Andover, New Hampshire, and Enfield, New Hampshire, from 1819 and 1825. (1994), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 732 pp  9780788401367 101-Y0136 - $52.00


The History of France. Arthur Hassall, M.A.. The concise narrative and thoughtful arrangement of this compact history have combined to create an outstanding reference book. Succinct explanations begin with Gaul under the Romans, Merovingians, and Carlovingians (121 B.C.-A.D. 987), and conclude with France after the revolution (1789-1899).   (1903, 2004), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp  9780788431319 101-H3131 - $24.00


Genealogical Abstracts from the Lambertville Press, Lambertville, New Jersey: 4 November 1858 (Volume 1 Number 1) to 30 October 1861 (Volume 3, Number 155). Patricia B. Duncan. Include marriage and death notices, election results, court cases, new items from local communities, and military updates.  1999, 8½x11, paper, index, 131 pp  9780788413933 101-D1393 - $24.00


Minutes of Mt. Enterprise Baptist Church at Wood County, Texas: September 1890 Through October 1934. Edith M. Wood Tedder.  (2001), 2016, 8½x11, paper, 204 pp  9780788419164 101-T1916 - $28.00


Danville, New Hampshire Residents, 1760-1992. Gus Collins. This book contains birth, marriage, and death data on the people of Danville, NH (formerly Hawke, until 18 June, 1836). This information is compiled from various sources. The largest amount of data was from the Town Reports of Danville, NH 1760-1992 inclusive, and taken from the book Vital Records of Danville, NH from 1760-1886, published 1979 by the Hawk Historical Society Danville, New Hampshire. The arrangement is alphabetical. (1993), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, 206 pp  9781556138379 101-C0837 - $23.00


Early Harford Countians. Volume 1: A to K.  Individuals Living in Harford County, Maryland, In Its Formative Years. Henry C. Peden, Jr. Volumes 1 and 2 have been extracted from the following: tax lists of 1774, 1776 (missing two Hundreds now contained in the supplement), 1778, 1783; censuses of 1776 and 1790; Dr. Archer’s ledgers; orphans’ court proceedings; family Bibles; estate administrations; registers of St. John’s and St. George’s; Quaker monthly meetings of Deer Creek and Little Falls; wills; court minutes; commercial licenses; survey certificates; land records index; marriage licenses; gleanings from various publications such as the Bulletin of the Historical Society of Harford County and other periodicals and histories; list of Non-Associators and Non-Enrollers in 1775; tombstone inscriptions; and other data drawn from the author’s research and collections. This series contains over 30,000 entries. (1993, 2004), 2016, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 254 pp 9781888265880 101-P0088 - $27.00


History of Pioneer Kentucky. Robert S. Cotterill. From the earliest Indian legends about Kentucky, through the first pioneer settlements in the mid-eighteenth century, up to 1792 when Kentucky entered the Union; dramatic tales of early exploration, abundant hunting, paradisiacal scenery, the constant terror of Indian attack, and Daniel Boone. (1917, ?), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 254 pp  9780788407543 101-C0754 - $22.50


The Georgians Database, Genealogical Notes. Jeannette Holland Austin. This book contains a collection of notes and brief genealogies pulled from newspaper records, marriage records, probate records, deeds, and other documented sources. Names are listed alphabetically; there are over 4,500 entries. (1996, 2001), 2016, 6x9, paper, alphabetical, 422 pp 9781585496747 101-A0674 - $35.00


Descendants of Thomas Mattingly: born 1623, Omny, Sussex, England. Death 24 July 1664, Newton, Charles, Maryland. Betty Jewell Durbin Carson. Durbin, Logsdon, and Mattingly families landed in the same area of Maryland when they sailed from England. The families intermarried, attended the same church, migrated together and have continued to intermarry down through many generations. 2016, 8x10, paper, index, 3 vols., 2084 pp 101-C5703 - $170.00


Florida 1860 Agricultural Census. Linda L. Green. Includes name of owner, improved acreage, unimproved acreage, cash value of the farm, value of farm implements and machinery, and value of livestock. Included is a listing of the other types of information available on the agricultural census. (2002, 2005), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 186 pp 9781585499212 101-G0921 - $27.00


Tell Me Why Dear Bennett: Memoirs of Bennett College Belles, Volume III. Juanita Patience Moss. The stories of the Bennett women on these pages are interwoven with a belief in the “Bennett Ideal” — women who transform the landscape of their communities and the world. 2016, 6x9, paper, 420 pp 9780788456947 101-M5694 - $35.00


Genealogical Abstracts from the Wauwatosa News, 1899-1904 (Wisconsin). Elizabeth Doherty Herzfeld. The book starts with April 1, 1899 and goes through May 24, 1904. Some of the entries include: births, deaths, marriages, accidents, sketches of political candidates, business information, crimes, sports news and many other interesting tidbits about Wauwatosa residents. (1999), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 222 pp  9780788411991 101-H1199 - $24.00


Queens County Sentinel, Queens County, New York: Index of Birth, Marriage, and Death Announcements, 1858-1878. Anthony Hood. This work lists vital record information from the Queens County Sentinel in Hempstead, New York. (1991), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical, 124 pp 9781556134968 101-H3496 - $18.50


Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds, 1759-1778. John K. Gott. Cover the first six deed books, and includes: deeds, leases, bonds, contracts of sale, commissions, mortgages, agreements, etc. Each abstract gives the names of the grantor(s) and grantee(s) as well as other individuals mentioned; slaves (when named) are included, as well as spouses’ names. (1988), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 252 pp 9781556131028 101-G3102 - $25.00


Huntington Town Records, Including Babylon, Long Island, New York, 1653-1688, Volume 1. Charles R. Street. This instructive and entertaining collection details extraordinary incidents and qualities of the “fathers” of eighteenth century New England. These men “were remarkable for their piety and moral worth, and also for their active virtues. (1887, 2000), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 568 pp  9780788414930 101-S1493 - $41.50


Gleanings from the Christian Advocate and Journal and Zion’s Herald September 1827-August 1831. Dolores Haller and Marilyn Robinson. This volume is a huge collection of genealogical data from an obscure source. This newspaper was published in New York by the Methodist Episcopal Church. It covered the whole country as then settled, but most of the news was from the northeast, especially New York State. The data  abstracted includes marriage and death notices, lists of people who received books from the church office, lists of ministers and their stations, and incidental items from news stories, letters to the editor, and other articles. A surname index is included. (1989), 2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 608 pp 9781556132582 101-H0258 - $45.00


Obituaries and Death Related Items Abstracted from the Hendon Dispatch of Mendon, Adams County, Illinois, 1877-1905. Mrs. Joseph J. Beals Sr. and Mrs. Sandra Kirchner.  (1997), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, alphabetical.   101-B0748 - $37.50


Early Aviation in Monmouth County, New Jersey. George Joynson. Readers are invited to learn about aviation in Monmouth County during the early years of 1908–1930; however, this book is more about people and events in Monmouth County, New Jersey, than it is about the history of aviation. It is a tribute to the brave souls who dared to try to fly. 2016, 6x9, paper, index, 166 pp 9780788457012 101-J5701 - $21.50


Wright Family Birth, Marriage, Personal Property Tax, Census, Deed, Land Tax, Death Cemetery, and Probate Records, Roanoke County, Virginia, and Birth, Marriage, and Census Records, Roanoke City, Virginia. Robert N. Grant. These appendices present source records for persons named Wright by county and by type of record: Birth Records, 1853 to 1896; Marriage Records, 1838 to 1900; Personal Property Tax Lists, 1838 to 1850; Census Records, 1840 to 1900; Deed Records, 1838 to 1900; Land Tax Lists, 1838 to 1850; Death Records, 1853 to 1920; Cemetery Records by Cemetery; and Probate Records, 1838 to 1920, Roanoke County, Virginia; and, Birth Records, 1884 to 1896; Marriage Records, 1884 to 1910; and Census Records 1900 of Roanoke City, Virginia. 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 436 pp 9780788456633 101-G5663 - $45.00


From Georgia to Texas: The Lives and Legacy of an East Texas Family. Joel V. Fears, Sr.. Among the four million slaves in the U.S. in 1860, were the great-grandparents and grandparents of the author. Beginning with them, the story of the Fears family is written. Includes vivid descriptions of individual slaves. 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 102 pp 9780788456503 101-F5650 - $21.00


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