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Recollections of Full Years; With Numerous Illustrations
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Recollections of Full Years; With Numerous Illustrations

by Taft, Helen Herron [William Howard Taft]

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1917. Early Edition. Leather bound. Near fine. Recollections of Full Years by Helen Herron Taft, inscribed by former President William Howard Taft to a Yale Classmate.. Octavo, x, [6], 395pp. Full blue morocco, gilt-ruled border on covers, title in gilt on spine with decorative raised bands and compartments. Marbled endpapers, gilt-ruled turn-ins and board edges. Bound by James Macdonald Company of New York, with stamp on rear turn-in. Complete with frontispiece portrait of Nellie Taft and 50 illustrations in black and white. All edges gilt, solid text block. A scarce example of one the earliest memoirs published by a first lady of the United States. Inscribed on the front flyleaf: "For C. Sidney Shepard of Yale '78 with the warmest regards of a classmate and his "Governor." / Wm. H. Taft. / April 9th 1919 / Washington D.C." Also signed by Helen H. Taft. This copy of Recollections of Full Years is inscribed to Charles Sidney Shepard (1856-1934), a wealthy financier… Read More
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An Essay On Conversation
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An Essay On Conversation

by Taft, Henry W.

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. An Essay On Conversation, signed by Henry W. Taft, the brother of President William H. Taft.. Twelvemo, xi, [3], 75pp. Quarter blue cloth, title on label affixed to spine. No additional printings noted. Soiling to spine and label. Internally clean. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Dr W.S. Currie, with kind regards of Henry W. Taft / New York, Dec. 21, 1927." Henry W. Taft, born (1859-1945) was an American attorney and civic leader during the early 20th century. He was the younger brother of President William Howard Taft. Henry Taft was a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He specialized in corporate law and antitrust litigation. Taft also engaged in political activities, particularly within the Republican Party, where he served as a delegate to several national conventions. He was a prolific legal scholar, writing over ten books during his lifetime.
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A Foreign Policy For Americans
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A Foreign Policy For Americans

by Taft, Robert A.

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very good/very good. First edition of A Foreign Policy for Americans, signed by Senator Robert A. Taft.. Octavo, 127pp. Blue cloth, title stamped on spine. Stated "first edition" on copyright page. Booksellers label affixed to front free endpaper. Newspaper remnant to front endpapers and half title. In the publisher's dust jacket, price clipped, wear to corners and top edge, bright illustrations, a very good example. Signed by Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft on the front free endpaper. Senator Robert A. Taft (1889 - 1953) served as a United States Senator representing Ohio from 1939 until his death. Known for his conservative stance, Taft was part of the influential Taft political family and was the elder son of William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States. Taft sought the republican nomination for president in 1940, 1948 and 1952, eventually losing to General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Letter from William Howard Taft, President of the United States
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Letter from William Howard Taft, President of the United States

by Taft, William Howard

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Washington DC: The White House, 1912. Handwritten Letter. Letter. Near fine. Personalized letter from William Howard Taft, President of the United States, thanking political supporter, vice presidential contender and Philadelphia merchant Mr. John Wanamaker.. Single page letter, on embossed White House letterhead, bifolium. Includes the original mailing envelope. Previously folded along center line, finger soiling to envelope. Partially typed, with a personalized note from President Taft. Note reads: "I have read what you say in the morning paper, I cannot conceive of any statement from any other source that will so rouse the business community as your favorable and illuminating statements." An exceptional association copy, written days before Wanamaker was considered for the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket. With the untimely death of Vice President James S. Sherman, late into the 1912 presidential campaign, Republicans scrambled to fill the now vacant vice presidential slot on the… Read More
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Military Appointment; Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity and Abilities of...
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Military Appointment; Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity and Abilities of John. B. Staley, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate appoint him an Ensign in the Navy

by Taft, William H.

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Washington DC, 1910. Very good. Signed military appointment from President William H. Taft.. Folio document, 1 page, printed on parchment. Light spotting along top edge. Signed by President William Taft and Beekman Winthrop, acting Secretary of the Navy and future Governor of Puerto Rico. Dated: June 24th, in the 134th year of the Independence of the United States.
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President William H. Taft Signed White House Photograph
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President William H. Taft Signed White House Photograph

by Taft, William H.

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[Washington, D.C.]: Harris & Ewing, Inc, 1909. Signed Photograph. Cardstock. Near fine. White House photograph of President William H. Taft, inscribed while president to Stuart K. Lupton, a member of the U.S. Consular Service.. Black and white photograph, measures 17cm x 24.5cm. Photography by Harris & Hewing of Washington, D.C., with a copyright date of 1908 embossed on lower corner. Inscribed by President Taft along the bottom quarter: "For Stuart K. Lupton with best wishes of William H. Taft / The White House / April 21, 1909." The recipient of this photograph, Mr. Stuart K. Lupton, was a member of the United States diplomatic corp, serving as U.S. Consular to India, China, the Azores, Rome and Bulgaria. In retirement he lived in Clarksville, Tennessee, dying in 1942.
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The Marion Club - Dinner Program
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The Marion Club - Dinner Program

by Taft, William H.

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Indianapolis: The Marion Club, 1911. Pamphlet. Pamphlet. Near fine. The Marion Club Dinner Program, Indianapolis, Indiana, signed by President William H. Taft.. Twelvemo, [12pp]. Engraving on front cover of President William Howard Taft with red ribbon binding. Light soiling to covers, solid binding. Internally clean. Housed in custom blue cloth folio with title in gilt over red morocco on front cover. Signed by President William Howard Taft on front cover, during his presidency. Includes Beckett Letter of Authenticity. President William H. Taft spoke on July 4, 1911 at the Marion Club Banquet, held at the Claypool Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. He was hosted in Indianapolis by former Vice President Charles Fairbanks. Taft spoke on the recently negotiated Canadian-American Reciprocity Treaty, which aimed to reduce agricultural tariffs. The treaty was unpopular in Canada, where many believed it was a step towards "annexation" by the United States. With the election of a conservative Canadian… Read More
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Present Day Problems; A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions
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Present Day Problems; A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions

by Taft, William H.

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. First edition of Present Day Problems, signed by President William Howard Taft.. Octavo, [4], 355pp. Publisher's green cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Light rubbing to tips of spine, internally clean. Top edge gilt. Bookplate of Walter Merriam Pratt front endpaper, blind stamp on half-title. (Coletta, 108) Inscribed by former President William H. Taft: "Sincerely yours / William H. Taft / Nov. 21st 1916." Published during the election of 1908, Present Day Problems was a collection of speeches delivered during Taft's time in the Philippines and as Secretary of War for Theodore Roosevelt. The book was inscribed in 1916, after he had left office, but before he began his second career as a Supreme Court Justice.
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University of Cincinnati Law School Letter
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University of Cincinnati Law School Letter

by Taft, William H.

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Pointe-au-Pic, Quebec: United States Circuit Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit, 1898. Signed Letter. Paper. Near fine. Letter from Circuit Court Judge and Dean of Cincinnati Law School, William H. Taft, to his assistant, George W. Leonard Esq. Taft is requesting help in preparing for the upcoming academic year, while on a working vacation in Pointe-au-Pic, Quebec, Ca. Written on United States Circuit Court of Appeals letterhead, [2pp], previously folded. Letter dated August 22, 1898. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, hand-addressed by Taft. Includes JSA Letter of Authenticity. A fine piece. Partial Transcription: "Aug. 22/98. Please send to me at once all of the Harvard and our examination papers which you can find. I have returned the proof of the new announcement to Anderson and have directed him to print 2000 instead of one. When he delivers them, tell Robert + Grooms that I wish them to enclose one by mail to each of the two classes who will return next year and to each member of… Read More
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The Two Vanrevels; Illustrations by Henry Hutt
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The Two Vanrevels; Illustrations by Henry Hutt

by Tarkington, Booth

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New York: McClure, Phillips, & Co, 1902. Limited Edition. Stiff boards. Very good. Signed limited edition of The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington, with an additional signature by his mother and literary inspiration, Elizabeth Booth Tarkington.. Octavo, xii, 351pp, [1]. Paper boards, uncut, title in black on label affixed to spine. Slight lean to text block, wear to edges, small dampstain to top corner of first chapter. Closed tear across page 135. Previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Complete with seven illustrated plates, including frontispiece with tissue guard. From a limited edition of 1000 copies signed by the author, this is number 520. A unique association copy. This book was dedicated by Booth Tarkington to his mother, who signed this copy on the dedication page. Elizabeth Booth Tarkington (1841-1909) died before her son was declared "America's most significant contemporary author" by Publisher's Weekly, but she is remembered as the one who kindled his interest in… Read More
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Penrod Jashber; Illustrations by Gordon Grant
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Penrod Jashber; Illustrations by Gordon Grant

by Tarkington, Booth

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good. First edition of Penrod Jashber by Booth Tarkington, in a scarce first state dust jacket.. Octavo, x, 321pp. Blue cloth, title in yellow on spine. Stated "First Edition" on copyright page. Solid text block, light toning to covers and endpapers, a near fine example. In the publisher's first state dust jacket, $2.00 retail price on front flap, light soiling to panels, sunning to spine, front joint beginning to separate. Illustrations remain vibrant. A very good example of a scarce dust jacket. At head of title: The New Penrod Book.
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The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso; Translated Into English Spenserian Verse With A Life...
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The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso; Translated Into English Spenserian Verse With A Life of The Author

by Tasso, Torquato [Wiffen, J.H.]

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New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1846. First American Edition. Leather bound. Very good. First American edition of The Jerusalem Delivered of Torquato Tasso, with translations by J.H. Wiffen.. Small octavo, 624pp. Full black pebbled morocco, title in gilt on spine. All edges gilt. Stated "First American from the Last English Edition" on title page. Solid text block, worn corners and joints. Light soiling to endpapers, faint foxing throughout. Complete with six steel engravings, including a frontispiece portrait protected with tissue guard.
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The Flagship; Or A Voyage Around The World, In The United States Frigate Columbia; Attended By...
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The Flagship; Or A Voyage Around The World, In The United States Frigate Columbia; Attended By Her Consort The Sloop Of War John Adams, And Bearing The Broad Pennant Of Commodore George C. Read

by Taylor, Fitch W.

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New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1840. First Edition, First Printing. Full leather. Near fine. Scarce first edition, first printing of The Flagship by Fitch W. Taylor in a fine binding.. Octavo, [two volumes], 388pp; 406pp. Three-quarter navy blue morocco, light blue cloth boards, gilt ruling to covers. Title in gilt on spine, five raised bands with gilt-ruled compartments. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Red ribbon bookmarks sewn in. Bound by Root & Son. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, faint foxing to title page, not affecting text, a touch of rubbing to joints. Volume I with frontispiece and tissue. Both volumes have original cloth spines preserved on rear flyleaves and bookplates of Thomas W. Lawson on verso of front free endpapers. Senior Chaplain of the U.S. Navy Fitch W. Taylor (1803-1865) was first a minister for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maryland. During his twenty-four years of service in the U.S. Navy, Taylor circumnavigated the… Read More
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A Voyage Round The World; And Visits To Foreign Countries, In The United States Frigate Columbia;...
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A Voyage Round The World; And Visits To Foreign Countries, In The United States Frigate Columbia; Attended By Her Consort The Sloop Of War John Adams, And Commanded By Commodore George C. Read

by Taylor, Fitch W.

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New Haven: H. Mansfield, 1848. Ninth Edition. Cloth. Very good. Ninth edition of A Voyage Round the World by Fitch W. Taylor.. Thick octavo, [two volumes in one], 317pp, [1]; [332pp], [2pp ads]. Original cloth, gilt stamped and blind stamped designs to covers and spine. New endpapers. Title in gilt on spine. Stated "Ninth Edition" on title page. Small tears, chips, and bumps to binding, light rubbing to gilt. Light foxing throughout, toning to title page and frontispiece, some wear to gutters, a very good example. Previous ownership inscription on the front flyleaf. Features a frontispiece at the front of each volume, plus one hand-colored plate of "The Present Emperor Of China." Senior Chaplain of the U.S. Navy, Fitch W. Taylor (1803-1865) was first a minister for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Maryland. During his twenty-four years of service in the U.S. Navy, Taylor circumnavigated the globe aboard the USS Columbia, one of the first U.S. naval ships to make such a voyage.
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Patterns Of Abuse
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Patterns Of Abuse

by Taylor, John H. [Richard Nixon] [William Safire]

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New York: Wynwood Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. An inscribed copy of Patterns Of Abuse by John H. Taylor to Bill Safire, with laid-in note from President Richard Nixon praising the book.. Octavo, 383pp. Red hardcover, spine in black cloth with title in gilt. No additional printings noted on copyright page. In publisher's dust jacket, $18.95 on front flap,in fine condition. The author of this book, John H. Taylor, was the director of the Nixon Library and chief aide to former President Nixon. He inscribed the book to William Safire on the half title: "To Bill Safire - With respect and also appreciation for his wonderful - Though too seldom heeded - advice on language. RHR." Additional note from former President Richard Nixon on his personal stationery to Bill Safire, recommending this book to him. He finished the letter with a personal note: "He's not yet in your class but he's getting there!." William Safire (1929-2009) served as a speech writer for Richard Nixon during his 1960… Read More
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Letter from General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican-American War
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Letter from General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican-American War

by Taylor, Zachary

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Baton Rouge, LA: Western Division Headquarters, 1848. Handwritten Letter. Paper. Near fine. Handwritten letter from Gen. Zachary Taylor, five days before his election as President of the United States, denying a leave of absence for Lt. Charles B. Brower during the Mexican-American War.. Framed letter, white matte, lithograph of Gen. Taylor next to letter. Full piece measures 14" x 21", museum glass, wood border with gold leaf. Typed transcript of the letter affixed to verso. Letter on blue stationery, previously folded. The letter was written by General Zachary Taylor at the Headquarters of the Western Division at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on November 2nd, 1848. In the letter, he acknowledges receipt of the letter from Mrs. C.B. Brower of Brooklyn, N.Y., requesting a "leave of absence be grated your husband, Charles B. Brower, Lieut. 3rd Infy." Since Lt. Brower was the only officer of his company, the "public interest and rules of the service will not permit compliance with your wishes. Whenever… Read More
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The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson; Poet Laureate
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The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson; Poet Laureate

by Tennyson, Alfred

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London: Macmillan and Co., LTD, 1898. Complete Edition. Full leather. Near fine. The Complete Edition of The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, in one volume, from Macmillan and Company of London.. Octavo, viii, 900pp, [2]. Full tan calf, school emblem embossed in gilt on front cover. Bound by Baker & Son of Clifton. Four raised bands, title in gilt on morocco label. Marbled edges, matching marbled endpapers. Silk bookmark sewn in. Solid text block, faint sunning to spine, rear cover slightly bowed. Frontispiece portrait protected with tissue guard. Prize from Clifton College affixed to front endpaper, signed by Headmaster Michael George Glazebrook and awarded to H.W. Tomlinson in 1898.
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Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency
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Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency

by terHorst, Jerald F. [Gerald R. Ford]

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New York: The Third Press, 1974. Book Club Edition. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency, signed by President Gerald R. Ford and White House Press Secretary Jerald terHorst.. Octavo, xiv, 245pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt. This copy is a book club edition. Light rubbing to lower edge of cloth, solid text block. In the publisher's near fine book club dust jacket, bright illustrations, light shelf wear. Signed on the front free endpaper: "To Louis _ , with the hope that the hours spent reading this book on President Ford will profitably reflect the years I have spent covering him. J.F. terHorst." Additional signature from President Ford below inscription. Jerry terHorst (1922-2010) was the White House Press Secretary during the first month of the Ford Administration and a longtime friend of Gerald R. Ford. He resigned in light of Ford's pardon of President Nixon and quickly authored this book on the new president.
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The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten; An Illustrated biography based on the television history...
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The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten; An Illustrated biography based on the television history by John Terraine, with a foreword by Lord Mountbatten

by Terraine, John [Lord Mountbatten]

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London: Hutchinson of London, 1968. First Edition, First Issue. Cloth. Near fine/very good. The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten by John Terraine, signed by Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma.. Octavo, x, 197pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated "first published 1968" on copyright page. Light foxing along top edge of text block, internally clean. In the publisher's dust jacket, price clipped, light sunning to spine, bright illustrations on covers. Signed on the half title: "Mountbatten of Burma, A.F." Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten in 1900, was a prominent British Royal Navy officer and statesman. He served during World War II as Supreme Allied Commander in South East Asia Command, where he oversaw the recapture of Burma from the Japanese. Post World War II, Mountbatten was the last Viceroy of India, overseeing the transition to independence for India and Pakistan. His later career included serving as First Sea… Read More
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The Queen's Gambit
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The Queen's Gambit

by Tevis, Walter

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New York: Random House, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. First edition, first printing of The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis.. First edition, first printing of The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis. Octavo, [12], 243pp, [1]. Black hardcover, title stamped in white on black cloth spine, chess board illustration on cover. Stated "first edition" on copyright page with number line beginning at 2. A near fine example, faint toning along top edge, clean text throughout. In publisher's very good dust jacket, retail price clipped on front flap, light sunning to spine, a bright example. The Queen's Gambit was adapted into a seven-episode miniseries on Netflix in 2020.
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Social Responsibility

Did you know that since 2004, Biblio has used its profits to build 16 public libraries in rural villages of South America?