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The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Modern Library #263.1), (Saint) AUGUSTINE (of Hippo)
1 (Saint) AUGUSTINE (of Hippo) The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Modern Library #263.1)
77119 New York The Modern Library [c1950] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A Modern Library edition of one of the most remarkable works of religious philosophy by a member of the early Roman Catholic Church. Translated by Edward B. Pusey and with an introduction by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen. --- Toledano spine 8, w/pale green cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks, green topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1949 date but likely published c.1950. Jacket style h, verso advertises 347 titles in ML catalog. ML #263.1. --- A firm, clean, unmarked copy; but with some fading to gilding on cover. Dust jacket bears original $1.25 flap price w/light edgewear and slightly sunned spine, otherwise in great shape and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xiv, 338 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Modern Library #263.1), (Saint) AUGUSTINE (of Hippo)
2 (Saint) AUGUSTINE (of Hippo) The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Modern Library #263.1)
81178 New York The Modern Library [c.1963-67] Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A Modern Library edition of the enduring work of religious philosophy by a member of the early Roman Catholic Church. Translated by Edward B. Pusey and with an introduction by the Most Rev. Fulton J. Sheen. --- In Toledano spine 11 w/full rust cloth covers, gilt titling & decorations stamped on spine; ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1949 date but likely published c.1963-67. Volume lacks the dust jacket. ML #263.1. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with incidental soiling to covers and a small tear to gutter near title page, which doesn't affect the soundness of the binding.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xiv, 338 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains, ADAMS, Alexander B.
3 ADAMS, Alexander B. Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains
81126 New York Barnes & Noble Books 1992 0880299061 / 9780880299060 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A biography of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull, who led his tribe's resistance to the U.S. Government. With a section of black & white photos near the back of the volume. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in beige cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with an image of Sitting Bull on the cover. --- With marked-over prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, bright copy. Jacket with a strip of yellowing along the top edge, otherwise nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 446 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Ansel Adams:  An Autobiography (A New York Graphic Society Book), ADAMS, Ansel; ALINDER, Mary Street
4 ADAMS, Ansel; ALINDER, Mary Street Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (A New York Graphic Society Book)
76805 Boston Little, Brown and Company 1986 0821215965 / 9780821215968 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Stated 4th printing, 1986. The noted photographer's memoir, written with an assist by Mary Street Alinder, is accompanied throughout with 277 of his b&w photos. In burgundy cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with Jim Alinder portrait of Adams on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with a soiled spot on back cover and another on front free endpaper. Jacket with traces of light soiling, otherwise in good shape. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xii, 400 pages 
Price: 25.50 USD
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The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2), ADAMS, Henry
5 ADAMS, Henry The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2)
77135 New York The Modern Library [c1957] Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
A Modern Library edition of this autobiography by the grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams; first published in 1907. With an introduction by James Truslow Adams. Indexed. --- Toledano spine 8, w/grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks, green topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1931 date but likely published c.1957. Jacket style i, verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. ML #76.2. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy. Jacket with orig. $1.65 flap price, creases & a bit of fading to spine; jacket back cover is somewhat rippled; in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; x, 517 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Letters of Henry Adams 1858-1891: Limited First Edition (Volume I only), ADAMS, Henry; FORD, Worthington Chauncey (editor)
6 ADAMS, Henry; FORD, Worthington Chauncey (editor) Letters of Henry Adams 1858-1891: Limited First Edition (Volume I only)
78703 Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
First Edition. Grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams, Henry Adams (1838-1918) was a historian, author and consummate Washington, D.C. insider. This grouping of his letters covers the early years, and was originally published as part of a two-volume set. Edited, and with introductory note, by Worthington Chauncey Ford. --- This edition is one of 325 copies of the First Edition bound with uncut edges. In full red-orange cloth-covered boards w/titling on paper spine label. --- With tears to paper at front gutter, exposing the mull and with a little warping to boards; but volume is firm and clean though with pencilings to front paste-down. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; vi, 552 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber, ALVAREZ, A.
7 ALVAREZ, A. Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber
80446 New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1989 0871133075 / 9780871133076 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Stated first printing of the first American edition. In this work British writer and adventurer Al Alvarez shares highlights of his mountain climbing obsession, often enjoyed in the company of his friend Mo Anthoine. With several b&w photos. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in orange. Jacket features silhouette image of a climber on front cover, black & white photo of the author on back. --- With a bold remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket with a cover scratch & slight rubbing, else bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 152 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Ambrose, Stephen E. To America Personal Reflections of an Historian
71133 Simon & Schuster 2002 0743202759 / 9780743202756 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
Slight frt cover corner bump; otherwise undamaged. Beloved late historian's last work, reminiscing on his long career and his ruminations on America. In great shape; w/full number line publisher's page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Sparky!, ANDERSON, Sparky; EWALD, Dan
9 ANDERSON, Sparky; EWALD, Dan Sparky!
76047 New York Prentice Hall Press 1990 0131094637 / 9780131094635 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Memoir by the long-time Major League manager who guided the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. During his tenure his teams in Cincinnati won two World Series; and in Detroit they won one. With a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; indexed. --- In navy quarter cloth over red paper-covered hardcovers with titling in gilt on spine. Interior clean and unmarked; covers with minor wear. Jacket with rubbing; otherwise nice. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 264 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87), APPLEGATE, Jesse A.; PORTER, Lavinia Honeyman (authors); RIDGE, Martin (editor)
10 APPLEGATE, Jesse A.; PORTER, Lavinia Honeyman (authors); RIDGE, Martin (editor) Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)
81053 Chicago Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company 1989 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoirs of American pioneers Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter. Applegate was an early leader on the Oregon Trail, and was credited with finding the Applegate Trail, an alternative, southerly route to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Lavinia Honeyman Porter's memoir of her Overland Trail journey, "By Ox Team to California" is also included. Edited by Martin Ridge. --- Includes a color map showing routes, a frontis engraved illustration of emigrants crossing the plains, and several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 87 in a series of annually published works continuously produced since 1903 by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, owners of the Lakeside Press. The books were not made available for sale by the publisher; rather, they were given as gifts to employees, vendors and customers at Christmastime. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards w/publisher's device on cover and titling on spine; all in gilt; top edge gilt. Lacks the glassine wrapper. --- A bright, clean, firm copy but with a small spot of clear soiling to back cover.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; lxiii, 416 pages 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Sketches for Friends, ARDIZZONE, Edward
11 ARDIZZONE, Edward Sketches for Friends
79311 Jaffrey, New Hampshire, U.S.A. David R. Godine-Publisher 2002 156792185X / 9781567921854 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Stated first U.S. edition. The much-admired English artist enjoyed adding artistic touches to letters he sent to friends, and this collection displays some of these delightful drawings. With examples throughout in color and black and white, as well as at endpapers. The illustrations were chosen and introduced by Judy Taylor. --- Volume in pictorial yellow covers. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, bright copy lacking interior markings but with a hint of soiling to back cover.; Oblong 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Once Around the Sun, ATKINSON, Brooks
12 ATKINSON, Brooks Once Around the Sun
74769 New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1951 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated first edition, copyright page; and with woodcut illustrations throughout by Don Freeman. In full blue cloth-covered boards with Freeman illustration on cover; titling in blue on spine. Interior bears prev. owner's signature, front free endpaper; and with a few discolored pages; else clean, bright and firm. Lacks the dust jacket. --- New York theater critic's work takes a diary-like look at the events of one year. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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Anais Nin: A Biography, BAIR, Deirdre
13 BAIR, Deirdre Anais Nin: A Biography
74343 New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1995 0399139885 / 9780399139888 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on publisher's page. In dark blue paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior features numerous photos of Nin and her friends. Dust jacket features full-sized portraits of Anais Nin on front and on back. Indexed. Pages are clean, volume is bright and firm. Covers with a bit of rubbing. Jacket bears orig $39.95 flap price and in mylar; with a small curled area at tail of spine. Famed diarist Anaļs Nin's life was packed full; this biography includes numerous entries from Ms. Nin's diaries as well as carefully-researched information about her life. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 654 pages 
Price: 26.50 USD
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The Life of George Washington: Commander-in-chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States (Two Volumes in One), BANCROFT, Aaron
14 BANCROFT, Aaron The Life of George Washington: Commander-in-chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States (Two Volumes in One)
81170 Boston Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Company 1860 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
A very scarce mid-19th century reprint edition of this biography of the American founding father. The author was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and was a pastor in Worcester, Massachusetts. This work was first published in 1808. Two volumes bound in one, each with its own title page and frontis illustration. With additional illustrations scattered through the book. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with embossed decorations and Washington's silhoutte to front and back covers, very faded gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations. --- With a prior owner's sticker to front paste-down, an inked signature in an elegant hand to front endpaper dated July 4, 1860, and later owners' signatures. The leaves often show considerable foxing and the book has been well-used and is somewhat battered but is holding together with its sturdy sewn binding.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; iv, 223, 218 pages 
Price: 35.50 USD
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Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica, BANGS, John Kendrick (author); McVICKAR, H. W. (illustrator)
15 BANGS, John Kendrick (author); McVICKAR, H. W. (illustrator) Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica
79312 New York Harper & Brothers 1895 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
A first edition of this rather humorous biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. With delightful black and white illustrations throughout by H. W. McVickar. --- Yellow cloth pictorial boards featuring McVickar illustrations in black and red w/gilt titling on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With darkening to spine, spot of red soiling on front cover. Prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else interior clean; volume is sound.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 265 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors (Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature), BEERS, Henry A.
16 BEERS, Henry A. From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors (Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature)
81331 Meadville, Pennsylvania / New York The Chautauqua-Century Press / Flood and Vincent 1894 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
A history of English literature, told from the perspective of 30 leading authors such as Shakespeare and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With 28 portraits, arranged 4-to-a-page, and a full-sized frontis image of Shakespeare. One in the publisher's "Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature" series. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in black and gilt to cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With whitish splotches to front cover, some darkening to spine, minor wear to cloth; otherwise a clean, sound, unmarked copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 313 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Queen Elizabeth   (Twelve English Statesmen series), BEESLY, Edward Spencer
17 BEESLY, Edward Spencer Queen Elizabeth (Twelve English Statesmen series)
80652 London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1903 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A 1903 printing of the author's biography of Elizabeth I of England, first published in 1892. The early life and major events during her reign are discussed. With appended charts showing Parliamentary sessions during her reign as well as family lineages. An entry in the publisher's "Twelve English Statesmen" series. --- In dark green cloth, with titling on spine stamped in gilt. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Covers and spine with sunning, several leaves have been improperly opened leaving jagged edges and with prior owner's dated signature to front free endpaper; otherwise a firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 245 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume One; Virginia Stephen 1882-1912 -and- Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume Two; Mrs Woolf 1912-1941 (Two-Volume Set), BELL, Quentin
18 BELL, Quentin Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume One; Virginia Stephen 1882-1912 -and- Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume Two; Mrs Woolf 1912-1941 (Two-Volume Set)
78987 London The Hogarth Press 1972 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A two-volume biography of the noted English modernist writer. Vol. 1: third impression, ISBN 0 7012 0291 2. With 7 leaves of black & white plates printed on both recto and versos; additional sketch and family tree. Vol. 2: First printing, ISBN 0 7012 0371 4; 7 leaves of black & white plates printed on both recto and versos, facsimile of handwritten Woolf note, chronology at appendix. Both volumes with b&w frontis illustrations; maps at endpapers. --- Both volumes in textured grey paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Each jacket with reiteration of frontis photo. --- With prior owner's signatures on versos of front free endpapers, slight bumps to cover corners and mild rubbing; else firm, intact, unmarked copies. Dust jackets bear original flap prices, with minor chafing to edges; else bright. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xv, 230, xi, 300 pages 
Price: 45.50 USD
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My Life, BEWICK, Thomas
19 BEWICK, Thomas My Life
77579 London The Folio Society 1981 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Likely first Folio Society edition. The autobiography of the great English naturalist, in a deluxe reprint edition. With many woodcut engraved illustrations and watercolours by the author. In brown quarter cloth over yellow paper-covered boards. Lacks the glassine jacket or a slipcase. --- With light soiling to covers and some loss of spine gilding; else a firm, bright copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Ambrose Bierce's Civil War, BIERCE, Ambrose
20 BIERCE, Ambrose Ambrose Bierce's Civil War
78888 New York Wings Books 1996 0517150131 / 9780517150139 Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
The enigmatic Ambrose Bierce both served in the U.S. Civil War and chronicled what happened. This volume includes 7 selections from his memoirs, as well as 20 works of fiction. Edited and with an introduction by William McCann. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards. Jacket features photos of Civil War-era soldiers. --- A clean, firm copy but with leaves that have yellowed slightly. Jacket in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xi, (3), 258 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Boswell's Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Now First Published from the Original Manuscript, BOSWELL, James
21 BOSWELL, James Boswell's Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Now First Published from the Original Manuscript
78986 New York The Viking Press 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
The wanderings in Scotland in 1773 by Dr. Johnson were cataloged by James Boswell in this long-admired work. This edition includes many entries from additional journals found in the early 20th century. From the private papers of James Boswell, Isham Collection, Malahide Castle. Prepared, with preface and notes, by Frederick A. Pottle & Charles H. Bennett. Includes fold-out map of Scotland and the Hebrides; and with many illustrations, many of which are facsimiles of the manuscripts. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with spine titling on black block. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; clips from dust jacket pasted to front free endpaper; spine is sunned (but readable). ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xviii, 435 pages 
Price: 25.50 USD
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: The Works of James Boswell, BOSWELL, James
22 BOSWELL, James The Life of Samuel Johnson: The Works of James Boswell
79330 Roslyn, New York Black's Readers Service Company 1952 BCE Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Britain's renowned Dr. Johnson won fame by dint of this biography by his friend, James Boswell; first published in 1791. Offered in a book club reprint of the work which has been abridged, and with an introduction, by Bergen Evans. Includes a facsimile of the original title page. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a hint of a bump to tail of spine, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xv, 559 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Boswell's Life of Johnson:  Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set), BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor)
23 BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor) Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set)
78675 New York Harper & Brothers 1891 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language." This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling; top edges gilt. Volumes lack dust jackets. --- With a tear to the cloth at the back joint of Volume I, some chafing and rounding of cover edges, inked gift inscription to first two pages of volume I and a little looseness to some signatures; else a clean, firm, unmarked set.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 604,551,527,514,524,lxxi,323 pages 
Price: 281.00 USD
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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor)
24 BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor) Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763
77568 London The Folio Society 1985 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Likely first Folio Society edition. A handsome reprint version of the famous observations, taken from James Boswell's journals, which he maintained daily in the years 1762 and 1763. Mr. Boswell is noted for his biography of his friend, Dr. Samuel Johnson. This edition edited and introduced by Frederick A. Pottle. Volume includes about 20 b&w engraved illustrations. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In navy quarter cloth over grey paper-covered boards w/handwritten diary facsimile on front and back; titling in gilt on spine. Volume housed in grey paper-covered slipcase. --- With small shallow crease to front free endpaper, a strip of light soiling to cover fore-edge, and slightly rounded cover corner, otherwise a bright, clean, and unmarked copy. Slipcase in good shape but with small tears to paper covering. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; viii, 365 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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25 BOWEN, Catherine Drinker Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man
70306 Boston Atlantic-Little Brown 1963 BCE Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Someone spilled a little coffee on the DJ and outer edge of the last 1/4 of the volume, but the damage doesn't extend to the inner portion of any of the pages. No wrinkling, etc. Else in good shape. ; LK41463; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Pursued by Furies: A Life of Malcolm Lowry, BOWKER, Gordon
26 BOWKER, Gordon Pursued by Furies: A Life of Malcolm Lowry
74127 New York St. Martins Press 1995 0312127480 / 9780312127480 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First printing, first US edition. In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in silver on spine. Interior with numerous b&w photos from Mr. Lowry's life. Jacket bears orig. $29.95 flap price; has a bit of rubbing but otherwise in nice shape. The turbulent, alcoholic life of the brilliant writer of the novel 'Under the Volcano' is examined in this attractive edition. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 672 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Ambassador's Report, BOWLES, Chester
27 BOWLES, Chester Ambassador's Report
74607 New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition, copyright page. Lacks the dust jacket. With a section of b&w photo plates and maps of south Asia at endpapers and frontis. In full dark blue cloth-covered boards. Beginnings of cracks at mid-volume and near the front. Prev. owner's signat. at half title page. --- The author was the 3rd US ambassador to India and this volume, his memoir, recounts his time in that role. He was re-appointed to the same post in the early 1960s. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 415 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The Legend of John Brown  A Biography and a History, BOYER, Richard Owen
28 BOYER, Richard Owen The Legend of John Brown A Biography and a History
72917 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1973 039446124X / 9780394461243 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Oversize volume examines the life of John Brown, who gave his life in his opposition to slavery in the U.S. Stated first edition, publisher's page. W/image of Brown on front cloth cover. Interior clean and bright; unmarked. Dust jacket chipped & torn along edges, with orig $12.50 flap price; in removable mylar protector. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 627 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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That Special Grace [Tribute to John F. Kennedy], BRADLEE, Benjamin C
29 BRADLEE, Benjamin C That Special Grace [Tribute to John F. Kennedy]
78852 Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition, copyright page. A slim hagiographic tribute to the late president, by the former editor of the Washington Post. With numerous b&w photos. This work originally appeared in Newsweek magazine. --- In olive paper-covered boards; jacket with photo of JFK strolling on a beach. --- With prior owner's dated signature on front free endpaper; else a bright, clean copy. Jacket with a little light soiling to back cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [32] pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Pillar of Fire  America in the King Years 1963-65, Branch, Taylor
30 Branch, Taylor Pillar of Fire America in the King Years 1963-65
72162 Simon & Schuster 1998 0684808196 / 9780684808192 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author's 2nd volume in his 3 volume life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Signed by author on title page. In decent shape, with inked 'placemarks' here and there; stains on edges. DJ good, with retailer's "Autographed Copy" sticker, front cover and minor smudges. 1st edit with full number line, publisher's page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 768 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Harvey Broome: Earth Man, Some Miscellaneous Writings, BROOME, Harvey
31 BROOME, Harvey Harvey Broome: Earth Man, Some Miscellaneous Writings
79578 Knoxville, Tennessee Greenbrier Press 1970 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A selection of reminiscences by Harvey Broome, noted conservationist and co-founder of The Wilderness Society. The native Tennesseean worked throughout his life to protect and safeguard his beloved Great Smoky Mountains. Includes an introduction by Anne Broome, and with a typewritten personal letter signed by Anne to a friend laid in. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover & spine titling and black and white frontis photo of Mr. Broome by Hugh F. Hoss. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With slightly dulled spine gilding, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. A very scarce item.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xi, 127 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Deadly Indifference: The Perfect Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond, BROWN, Michael D.; SCHWARZ, Ted
32 BROWN, Michael D.; SCHWARZ, Ted Deadly Indifference: The Perfect Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond
78271 Lanham, Maryland, U. S. A. Taylor Trade Publishing 2011 1589794850 / 9781589794856 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A memoir by the former head of the U.S. Government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who was in charge of the response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. With a section of color photos. Indexed. --- In grey and black paper-covered boards. Jacket with scenes of neigborhoods under water on front and back. --- A bright, firm, clean copy but with small dent to cover edge & spot on lower textblock edge. ; Political; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Ring and the Book, Volume 3 Only (Everyman's Library #502), BROWNING, Robert
33 BROWNING, Robert The Ring and the Book, Volume 3 Only (Everyman's Library #502)
80279 London/New York Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1962 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Volume 3 only of the 4-volume "verse novel" by Browning, which tells the story of Count Guido Franceschini's trial for murder. Includes an introduction by John Bryson and with extensive end notes. Everyman's Library #502. --- In binding style 4, full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, pale orange topstain. Purple jacket with Peter Rutland drawing of the murder on the cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy but with a little dusty soiling to cloth. Jacket with retailer's sticker, plenty of rubbing and with some chafing to edges, otherwise bright and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xv, 534 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The First Battle, BRYAN, William J[ennings].
34 BRYAN, William J[ennings]. The First Battle
77443 Chicago W. B. Conkey Co. 1896 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A largely autobiographical account by the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1896 campaign for the U.S. Presidency, ultimately lost by the author to his Republican opponent, William McKinley. With numerous b&w photos. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards. Some discoloration to covers and w/bumped corners. Interior with a few inked and penciled notations, else firm and bright. Lacks a dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 630 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Quotations from Chairman Bill: the Best of William F. Buckley Jr, BUCKLEY Jr., William F.; FRANKE, David (compiler)
35 BUCKLEY Jr., William F.; FRANKE, David (compiler) Quotations from Chairman Bill: the Best of William F. Buckley Jr
60025 New Rochelle, NY U.S.A. Arlington House 1970 0870000632 / 9780870000638 Hard Cover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A compilation of witticisms from the incomparable Buckley. In dandy condition, in full blue cloth with blindstamped Publisher 'A' on cover, bright gilt lettering spine. DJ bears faint scuffing, else undamaged, in Brodart and bearing orig $6.95 flap price. ; 60025; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Wreck Of The Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron, BULKELEY, John; BYRON, John
36 BULKELEY, John; BYRON, John The Wreck Of The Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron
79869 London The Folio Society 1983 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A handsome Folio Society edition offering two different accounts by crew members of the aftermath of the wreck of H.M.S. Wager off the coast of present-day Chile in 1741. With maps at endpapers and numerous black and white illustrations. Edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. --- In patterned light blue paper-covered boards backed in navy leatherette, gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the slipcase. --- With slight soiling to lower edges of covers, otherwise a bright, firm, clean copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Pilgrim's Progress -and- The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert (#15 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), BUNYAN, John; WALTON, Izaak; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
37 BUNYAN, John; WALTON, Izaak; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Pilgrim's Progress -and- The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert (#15 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80701 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
The classic 17th Century Christian novel by John Bunyan is paired with Izaak Walton's biographies of John Donne and George Herbert, which also appeared in the 17th Century. The 15th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of Great-heart. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With soiling to textblock edges, sunning to spine, light foxing to a few leaves and a little chafing to cloth at head of spine; otherwise an intact, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 424 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Ernest Hemingway and His World, BURGESS, Anthony
38 BURGESS, Anthony Ernest Hemingway and His World
76997 New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1985 0684185040 / 9780684185040 Trade Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
A short biography of Ernest Hemingway by the famed British novelist and literary critic (author of 'A Clockwork Orange' and many of ther works). With numerous b&w photos, chronology and index. --- Softcover work, with a bit of curling to cover edges; interior clean, firm and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Flame into Being  The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence, BURGESS, Anthony
39 BURGESS, Anthony Flame into Being The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence
71352 New York Arbor House 1985 0877957665 / 9780877957669 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Lawrence's biography by the noted novelist Burgess; in a sharp copy. Book clean and tight; with inked presentation remarks front end paper. Gilt spine lettering light fading. Dust jacket w/taped tear top edge of front; has inked over, but readable, orig flap price of $15 still visible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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The Legend of Baby Doe  The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West, BURKE, John
40 BURKE, John The Legend of Baby Doe The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West
74767 New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1974 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book club edition. In dark red leatherette covers w/titling in orange on spine. Includes a section of b&w photos. Interior clean, bright and firm. Jacket has some sunning at spine. --- The compelling story of a woman who defied societial norms to marry a mining baron and her struggles to carry on after losing her substantial fortune.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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