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Embossed

Embossed ought to mean getting a promotion at work, but it doesn't. It's a raised decoration on a binding or paper made by stamping the design into the material. Of these two first American edition copies of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (offered in our Catalogs 125 and 127), the publisher's device on the spine of the dustjacket is not embossed on the first issue jacket (shown on the left), but it is embossed on the second issue jacket (shown on the right).

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Cover Image: 1974 Aviation Almanac

$15.00

1974 Aviation Almanac

Closter, New Jersey: Institute for Aviation Safety 1973. First edition. Trade paperback. 767pp. Black and white illustrations. Creasing, fading, and tiny tears else very good minus with... more>>

Cover Image: Agricultural and Family Almanack... For the Year of Our Lord 1847

$30.00

Agricultural and Family Almanack... For the Year of Our Lord 1847

New York: Published by Dr. William B. Moffat 1847. String-tied wrappers. Stains on the front and rear wraps, some modest erosion on the rear wrap to the paper, a good copy. more>>

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$18.00

Almanac &c. A Collection of Early American Almanacs calculated on a new and improved plan for the Year of Our Lord 1986

West Virginia: Westvaco 1985. First edition. Fine in a near fine slipcase. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database... more>>

Cover Image: Almanach 1956

$10.00

Almanach 1956

(Germany): Fischer Bucherei (1955). Pictorial wrappers. Bottom corner chipped on front wrap, else very good. Text in German. more>>

Cover Image: Almanach Das Siebzigste Jahr

$10.00

Almanach Das Siebzigste Jahr

(Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag (1956). First edition. In German. Near fine, slightly rubbed trade paperback. more>>

Cover Image: Almanach: Das Sechsundsechzigste Jahr

$10.00

Almanach: Das Sechsundsechzigste Jahr

(Frankfurt): S. Fisher Verlag 1952. First edition. Very good in somewhat brittle self-wraps. Text completely in German. more>>

Cover Image: Almanach: Das Sechsundsiebzigste Jahr

$20.00

Almanach: Das Sechsundsiebzigste Jahr

(Frankfurt): S. Fischer Verlag 1961. First edition. Near fine, lightly worn in self-wrappers. Text completely in German. more>>

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$20.00

An Almanack for Booklovers: Comprising A Bookman's Calendar, also A Curious Anthologie selected from divers Authours...

San Francisco: Roy Vernon Sowers 1942. First edition. Very good paperback. First edition. 76 pages. Pages are uncut. Text clean. Spine very light yellow. Small dent on rear... more>>

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$18.00

Ayer's American Almanac 1877

MA: Ayer 1877. First thus. Paperback About very good in wrappers. Browned, stained and speckles on cover. Please Note: This book has been transferred... more>>

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$18.00

Bell Telephone Almanac For 1960

Bell Telephone 1960. First edition. Very good in pictorial stiff paper covers. (Pages: 24) Light yellowing to white portions of covers. Please Note: This... more>>

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