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Lighthouse Books, ABAA

Lighthouse Books, ABAA

Our specialties include Florida history and literature, Americana, literature of the South, military history (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), children s literature, antique maps, leather bindings and rare & unusual items. We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large landscape/gardening section, a great selection of Christian/church history/Bible study titles, Beat literature, fishing, aviation, m

Lighthouse Books, ABAA is a family-owned and operated book shop located near Tropicana Field in downtown Saint Petersburg, Florida. We have been in business more than 35 years. We're open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The proprietor, Michael F. Slicker, is one of about 450 qualified members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Inc., and its affiliate the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. He was also the founding president of the the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and is still an active member and committee chairman.

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Octavo, burgundy boards, (hardcover), gilt letters, 280 pp. Illus. with b & w photos. Fine (As New), in Fine (As New) dust jacket. "On June 4, 1942, the U. S. aircraft carrier Yorktown fought one of the great naval battle of all time--a battle that historians say turned the momentum of the war in the Pacific away from Japan in favor of the United States...This is their story, told with the passion of that fiery day through the perspective of more than fifty years. Pulitzer Prize-winning ...


Let's Dance! Learn to Swing, Jitterbug, Rumba, Tango, Line Dance, Lambada, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Foxtrot and Salsa With Style, Grace and Ease. 1300 Full-Color Illustrations and Diagrams used book

Let's Dance! Learn to Swing, Jitterbug, Rumba, Tango, Line Dance, Lambada, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Foxtrot and Salsa With Style, Grace and Ease. 1300 Full-Color Illustrations and Diagrams

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [1998]

Description: Quarto, full-color slick illus. boards, 256 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature, in a Fine dust jacket. "Step-by-step photographs of professional dancers lead the way, accompanied by foot-print diagrams and easy-to-follow directions. Each move is perfectly illustrated so you can just look, learn, and effortlessly follow along...Tips, dance history and syle points help refine your understanding and enjoyment of the dances before you even step on the dance floor..." Read More

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Real Lace: America's Irish Rich used book

Real Lace: America's Irish Rich

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, [1973]

Description: Octavo, cream cloth, gilt letters, uncut, xiii, 321 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and slight fading to endpapers, in a Very Good+, price-clipped dust jacket with slight fading to spine. "Here, in this engrossing and often hilarious book, we read of how the Irish, or at least some Irish, emerged--frequently in less than a generation's time--out of poverty into positions of both social and business prominence...In Real Lace for the first time Stephen Birmingham takes up the story of ... Read More

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Book: Very Good

 

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The Fasting Girl: a True Victorian Medical Mystery used book

The Fasting Girl: a True Victorian Medical Mystery

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, [2002]

Description: Octavo, burgundy & cream boards (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, 336 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. "In 1865, Mollie Fancher of Brooklyn, New York, began suffering unexplained symptoms, including blindness, paralysis, and trances. Thirteen years later, she became in international sensation: fought over by scientists and philosophers; called a psychological miracle and a fraud. Igniting her fame was one remarkable question: How had Mollie lived for six ... Read More

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Book: Fine/Like New

 

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Comeback: the Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry used book

Comeback: the Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, [1994]

Description: Octavo, red cloth & grey boards (hardcover), silver letters, 496 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. Illustrated. "Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us into the boardrooms, the executive offices, and the shop floors of the auto business to reconstruct, in riveting detail, how America's premier industry stumbled, fell, and picked itself up again. Bigger-than-life characters--Lee Iacocca, Henry Ford II, Don Petersen, Roger Smith, Bob Lutz, among many others--leap off the ... Read More

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Book: Fine/Like New

 

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Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen used book

Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Viking, [1999]. First American Edition

Description: Octavo, black cloth & orange boards (hardcover), xiv, 232 pp. FIne (As New), in like dust jacket. Illus. with plates, figures, maps, photos, chronologies. "Joyce Tyldesley uses a combination of archaeological, textual, and artistic evidence to provide a detailed discussion of the life and times of Nefertiti, set against the background of the heretical and ephemeral Amarna court. Nefertiti is a radical re-creation and the first full-scale biography of one of the most mysterious, powerful, and ... Read More

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Sea Dog: a Coast Guard Memoir used book

Sea Dog: a Coast Guard Memoir

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Rockford, Michigan: Eric Greinke, [2004]. First Edition, As Stated,...

Description: Octavo, softbound, 179 pp. Fine (As New). "Written in the form of a memoir, Eric Grinke's humorous service novel Sea Dog does for the United States Coast Guard what No Time for Sergeants and M*A*S*H* did for the Army and Mr. Roberts for the Navy. Based on the author's real experience as a member of a search and rescue team on the Great LAkes in the late 1960s, Sea Dog puts a different face on those times. Written with a wry, ironic humor, this is a coming-of-age story that parallels the ... Read More

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Book: Fine/Like New

 

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Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823 used book

Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823

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$20.00

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

Description: Octavo, navy blue cloth & boards (hardcover), xix, 378 pp. Near-Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with very slight edgewear. "...Tells the riveting story of a pivotal moment in the history of slavery. Studying the complaints brought by slaves to the office of the Protector of Slaves, she reconstructs the experience of slavery through the eyes of the Demerara slaves themselves. Da Casta also draws on eyewitness accounts, official records, and private journals (most notable the diary of John ... Read More

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Book: Very Good

 

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Sketch of the History of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Prepared for the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Its Foundation used book

Sketch of the History of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Prepared for the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Its Foundation

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, 1935

Description: Octavo, printed grey wrappers (softbound), 52 pp, includes invitations for the celebration. Near-Fine, with slight age darkening to covers and spine, foxing (age darkened spotting) to title page. Read More

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Book: Good

 

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Prairie City: the Story of an American Community used book

Prairie City: the Story of an American Community

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Tulsa, Okahoma: Council Oak Books, Ltd., [1985]

Description: Octavo, white blind-stamped cloth (hardcover), silver letters, xxiii, 245, viii pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges. "...A work halfway between history and fiction, Prairie City is the one great book about Oklahoma's settlement. Published initially by Alfred Knopf in 1944, it is a poetic and truthful account of an American community. The author, herself a pjioneer, brings together real events in a fictional composite town she has called Prairie City. The ... Read More

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Book: Good

 

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Lighthouse Books, ABAA, FL, USA