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Beyond Risk: Conversations With Climbers, O'CONNELL, Nicholas
241 O'CONNELL, Nicholas Beyond Risk: Conversations With Climbers
77359 Seattle The Mountaineers 1993 0898864577 / 9780898864571 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
The author travelled the world to interview 17 famous climbers, from Walter Bonnatti, Peter Croft and Catherine Destivelle to Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner and Doug Scott. With numerous b&w photos and a foreword by Greg Child. --- Softcover volume with crease on front cover and minor chafing to cover edges, remainder mark lower textblock edge; else a firm, clean, bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich, Owings, Alison
242 Owings, Alison Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich
72795 New Brunswick, New Jersey, U. S. A. Rutgers University Press 1993 0813519926 / 9780813519920 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
29 German women are interviewed about their lives during WWII in this clean, bright, sharp copy. Likely book club edition; stated 2nd printing. In full red cloth covers w/bright gilt lettering & decorations, spine. Tiny frayed spot, lower corner. Dust jacket has slight creasing vicinity of head of spine & sm stains, tail of spine; otherwise undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town, OZMENT, Steven E.
243 OZMENT, Steven E. The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town
72789 New York St. Martin's Press 1996 031213939x / 9780312139391 Trade Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
In great shape, clean, bright and newish. ; 0.9 x 9.1 x 6 Inches; 220 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Oregon Trail (The World's Popular Classics), PARKMAN Jr., Francis
244 PARKMAN Jr., Francis The Oregon Trail (The World's Popular Classics)
79401 New York Books, Inc. [c.1930s-40s] BCE Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
The author's famous work details his personal experiences on the high plains in 1846. Originally published serially as "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life". Offered in a possible book club reprint edition. An entry in publisher's "World's Popular Classics" series. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards w/titling and decorations gilt-stamped on spine; brown top stain. Undated, but likely published c.1930s-40s. "Art-Type Edition". Lacks a dust jacket. --- A sound, unmarked copy but with minor creasing to front free endpaper, slight soiling to covers.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 301 pages 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Thoughts (or Pensées) - Letters - Minor Works (#48 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), PASCAL, Blaise; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
245 PASCAL, Blaise; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) Thoughts (or Pensées) - Letters - Minor Works (#48 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80707 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1910 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Writings by Blaise Pascal, the multi-talented 17th century Frenchman (inventor of an early mechanical calculator) are offered, including his treatises on faith, "Thoughts" ("Pensées"), translated from the French by W.F. Trotter, as well as a selection of his letters (translated by M. L. Booth) and other minor works (translated by O. W. Wight). The 48th 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 portrait of Pascal. --- 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 loosened (but attached) front and back covers, light sunning to spine and chafing to cloth at spine ends; otherwise a clean, firm, intact copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 451 pages 
Price: 10.50 USD
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The Life and Death of Lenin, PAYNE, Robert
246 PAYNE, Robert The Life and Death of Lenin
80812 New York Simon and Schuster 1964 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
A comprehensive guide to the life of the ruthless leader of the Russian Revolution, who led his forces through the subsequent Civil War and later oversaw the birth of the Soviet Union. With a section of black & white photos, holographs and endpaper maps of Saint Petersburg and of Russia, and an introduction by the author. Back matter includes end notes, bibliography, index and more. --- In a full-size book club edition. In black cloth-covered boards with facsimile signature of Lenin on cover in gilt, spine titling in gilt and orange. Cover features image of Lenin. --- A clean, firm copy though with soiling to textblock edges. Fair only dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges and some rubbing, else intact and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 672 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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The Life and Death of Trotsky, Payne, Robert
247 Payne, Robert The Life and Death of Trotsky
71425 New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070489408 / 9780070489400 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Early leader of Soviet Union is profiled in this exceptionally clean, sharp copy. In full red cloth covers with facsimile signat of Trotsky in gilt cover; spine bright and sharp gilt lettering. Interior clean and bright; no markings. Dust jacket is in great shape, sm hole at spine, minor wrinkling; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Dickens - His Character, Comedy & Career, PEARSON, Hesketh
248 PEARSON, Hesketh Dickens - His Character, Comedy & Career
74232 New York Harper & Brothers 1949 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First [American] Edition. In full rust cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine. Interior includes section of b&w plates featuring portraits of the author, his contemporaries, and places he frequented. With inked name, front free endpaper, otherwise clean, bright and firm. Jacket with some small tears; bears orig. $4 flap price. The beloved author is profiled in this work by Mr. Pearson, an accomplished actor and biographer. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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G.B.S., a Full Length Portrait, and a Postscript, PEARSON, Hesketh
249 PEARSON, Hesketh G.B.S., a Full Length Portrait, and a Postscript
74116 New York Harper & Brothers 1950 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
A pair of books, combined in one volume, addressing the life of George Bernard Shaw. The first, written during Shaw's lifetime, was written with the playwright's blessing. The second came after his death. In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior with inked signature on front free endpaper; otherwise a tight, unmarked copy. Dust jacket missing the front cover section (with a homemade substitute); but both flaps, spine and back cover are present with chips and tears; all are in mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 381, 120, (12) pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Johnson and Boswell: The Story of their Lives, PEARSON, Hesketh
250 PEARSON, Hesketh Johnson and Boswell: The Story of their Lives
79141 New York Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1959 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
A dual biography of Samuel Johnson and friend and biographer, James Boswell. From the jacket flap: "The two men, inseparable in the history of literature, are now united in one narrative." With a section of black & white plate depicting scenes from their lives. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Red jacket with ovals bearing images of the two men. --- With a strip of sunning to top edge of cloth and very minor soiling to cover, else a sound, firm, unmarked copy. Good only jacket with considerable sunning, a 1-inch tear and minor chafing; otherwise intact.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 390 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys (Samuel Pepys' Diary) (Modern Library #103.1), PEPYS, Samuel
251 PEPYS, Samuel Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys (Samuel Pepys' Diary) (Modern Library #103.1)
79302 New York The Modern Library [c.1950] Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
The diary of Englishman Samuel Pepys was begun in 1660 and has been described as Britain's most celebrated diary. From the jacket cover: 'Intelligently condensed into one volume and with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne' (who also edited this version). --- In Toledano spine 8, w/rust cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, faded black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1950 (though no date appears in book). Jacket style h, verso advertises 347 titles in ML catalog. ML #103.1. --- With prior owner's signature to verso of front free endpaper and with slightly rounded cover corners, otherwise an unmarked, clean, firm copy. Brittle unclipped dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges and some light soiling to covers, otherwise bright and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xiv, 332 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Lincoln's War  The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief, Perret, Geoffrey
252 Perret, Geoffrey Lincoln's War The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief
71898 New York Random House 2004 0375507388 / 9780375507380 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Accent is on Mr. Lincoln as Commander in Chief in this bio of the great American President. In full black paperboard covers, with no interior markings. DJ has sm superficial scratches & rippling at edges; otherwise in good shape. In removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 496 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Plutarch's Lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides; Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero; Caesar and Antony (#12 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), PLUTARCH; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
253 PLUTARCH; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) Plutarch's Lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides; Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero; Caesar and Antony (#12 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80683 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Plutarch, who spent time in both the Roman Empire as well as Greece, wrote this collection of biographies of noted Greeks and Romans. Also known as "Parallel Lives". In the translation called Dryden's, corrected and revised by Arthur Hugh Clough. The 12th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of Cleopatra from a painting by Alex. Cabanel. --- 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 severe loss of spine gilding (making it barely readable), split near front of volume, foxing to first few leaves, light sunning to spine, chafing to cloth at spine ends; else a clean, firm copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 403 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Ex-Friends : Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt and Norman Mailer, Podhoretz, Norman
254 Podhoretz, Norman Ex-Friends : Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt and Norman Mailer
31183 New York The Free Press 1999 0684855941 / 9780684855943 First Edition; Third Printing Hard Cover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Author's account of his falling out with fellow elite intellectuals after his conversion from leftist to rightist politically. Undamaged, remainder mark lower edge. ; 31183; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Pocket University Volume IV: Part I POE; Part II De QUINCEY Essays, Etc., POE, Edgar Allan; De QUINCEY, Thomas
255 POE, Edgar Allan; De QUINCEY, Thomas The Pocket University Volume IV: Part I POE; Part II De QUINCEY Essays, Etc.
80172 Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page and Co 1923 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
A collection of six short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, including his "The Fall of the House of Usher" and 5 essays by Thomas De Quincy, including his famous "Confessions of an English Opium Eater". With an introduction to each collection by editor Bliss Perry. Includes a frontis portrait of Mr. Poe. Vol. IV, Parts I and II of the publisher's Pocket University Series. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped decoration to cover, titling & decorations in blue on spine, top edge gilt. --- Spine is somewhat sunned but lettering is readable; interior has yellowed and with dampstains to textblock fore-edge but lacks other markings and volume is sturdy and tight.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xii, 143, vii, 157 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana, POST, Lauren C.
256 POST, Lauren C. Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana
74229 Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA Louisiana State University Press 1990 080711605X / 9780807116050 Trade Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Vignettes and stories from the cajun country of southwest Louisiana; includes many old photos from the 1930s. In nice shape, a clean, bright and firm copy. Sm. crease, upper cover corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered, PRITCHARD, William H.
257 PRITCHARD, William H. Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered
78939 New York Oxford University Press 1984 0195034627 / 9780195034622 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A somewhat contrary examination of the life of Robert Frost, as compared to the usual depiction of Frost as the unpleasant tyrant. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. --- In brown paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with a photo on front cover and on spine of a younger Robert Frost. --- With a hint of sunning to cover, volume is a little shelf-slanted; else a firm, bright copy. Jacket also with a little sunning, bears orig. $15.95 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xix, 286 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life, PRITCHARD, William H.
258 PRITCHARD, William H. Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life
78572 New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1990 0374246777 / 9780374246778 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
First edition. Signed by William H. Pritchard on front free endpaper. The author presents the life of the poet and academic Randall Jarrell, with an emphasis on the interaction of the subject's personal life and his writings. Includes a section of b&w photos. Indexed. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards w/blindstamped initials to cover; gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Ted Russell portrait of Mr. Jarrell on front and back. A Michael Di Capua book. --- A bright, firm copy though with very small corner bump. Jacket very lightly rubbed, original $25 flap price unclipped. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xii, 338 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Lincoln the President: Midstream (Volume 3 only of 4-volume Lincoln the President series), RANDALL, J. G.
259 RANDALL, J. G. Lincoln the President: Midstream (Volume 3 only of 4-volume Lincoln the President series)
81134 New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1953 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Volume three only in the author's 4-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln. This portion covers the mid-Civil War years (roughly 1863-64). Includes a section of black & white plates depicting Lincoln and other key figures and a map. Indexed. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with facsimile Lincoln signature in gilt on cover; gilt-stamped spine titling on maroon blocks, and with gilt spine decorations. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With a little cover soiling and previous owner's inked information to front paste-down, otherwise a bright, clean, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiii, 467 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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George Washington  A Life, RANDALL, Willard Sterne
260 RANDALL, Willard Sterne George Washington A Life
72309 Edison, New Jersey U. S. A. Galahad Books 2006 1578661528 / 9781578661527 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Detailed bio of first American President in a good copy. Clean & bright interior; flypage torn out. Substance (glue? ) has hardened on outside of back cover corners; otherwise in good shape. Dust jacket slightly scuffed, otherwise like-new cond. ; Galahad Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 560 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Long Walk, RAWICZ, Slavomir
261 RAWICZ, Slavomir The Long Walk
80655 New York Ace Books 1956 Mass Market Paperbac Good with no dust jacket 
The author Slavomir Rawicz and six companions escaped from a Soviet slave labor camp in Siberia and made a 4,000 mile trek to Tibet in this mass market paperback reprint edition. As told to Ronald Downing. --- This paperback with color painting and map on cover; all textblock edges stained in orange. --- The leaves have browned somewhat, and with dampstains; otherwise a good reading copy of this adventure thriller.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 256 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Mountains of the Great Blue Dream, REID, Robert Leonard
262 REID, Robert Leonard Mountains of the Great Blue Dream
80453 San Francisco North Point Press 1991 0865474672 / 9780865474673 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
The author shares experiences and friendships he has enjoyed as a mountaineer. --- In full purple cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Galen Rowell photo of a mountainous scene on cover. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy but with rubberstamped remainder mark to lower textblock edge and dampstain to cloth. Unclipped jacket with a dampstain to verso and a little creasing to edges; otherwise nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xiii, 184 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Orientalist  Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life, REISS, Tom
263 REISS, Tom The Orientalist Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
74297 New York Random House Trade Paperbacks 2006 0812972767 / 9780812972764 Trade Paper Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Per the book cover: author tells 'the true story of a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany'. A clean, bright copy, with section of b&w photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Life of Jesus (Modern Library #140.1), RENAN, Ernest
264 RENAN, Ernest The Life of Jesus (Modern Library #140.1)
80555 New York The Modern Library [c.1960] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A Modern Library English-language reprint edition, with a preface by an unnamed translator. French historian/scholar/philosopher Joseph Ernest Renan (1823-1892) first published this biography of Jesus in 1863. With introduction by John Hayes Holmes. --- In Toledano spine 8 / red cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 393 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1960 (though 1955 date appears in book). ML #140.1. --- With a little dulling to cover gilding, otherwise a clean, firm and unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with sticker adhesive residue to front flap, 1-inch closed tear to top front edge and very light chafing to edges and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 393 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler, ROBERTS, Jason
265 ROBERTS, Jason A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
81196 New York Harpercollins Publishers 2006 0007161069 / 9780007161065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A first edition of the author's biography of James Holman, a blind man who overcame his disability to travel the world. With numerous black & white photos. --- In cream and green paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Caspar David Friedrich painting on cover. --- With a remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firmly bound copy. Bright, unclipped jacket in excellent condition.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xiv, 383 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Autobiography of Will Rogers, ROGERS, Will; DAY, Donald (editor)
266 ROGERS, Will; DAY, Donald (editor) Autobiography of Will Rogers
75649 Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1949 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Selected writings of Will Rogers (1879-1935), edited and chosen by Donald Day, and published posthumously. With a foreword by sons Bill and Jim Rogers. A later printing, in full beige cloth-covered boards with titling in maroon, cover & spine; publisher's maroon topstain. Frontis photo of Mr. Rogers. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original $3.50 flap price; with light chafing at edges, some scratches and a few rubbed spots. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 410 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Nathan Hale, Root, Jean Christie
267 Root, Jean Christie Nathan Hale
71434 New York The MacMillan Company 1915 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Hard to find copy is in excellent shape. In full brown cloth covers w/bright red & black artwork. The life of American patriot Nathan Hale is detailed in this succinct biography. With 6 b & w photos. Very light foxing at edges; light interior yellowing and publisher's glue bleed through at front & rear endpapers; else clean and unblemished. ; True Stories of Great Americans; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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A Man of Singular Virtue: Being a life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's letters, ROPER, William
268 ROPER, William A Man of Singular Virtue: Being a life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's letters
77569 London The Folio Society 1980 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
The noted biography in a handsome Folio Society edition. Selected, edited and introduced by A. L. Rowse. Includes numerous b&w and color illustrations and drawings. In black quarter cloth over red textured paper-covered boards. Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume housed in slipcase made of stiff cardstock. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; else a bright, clean, firm copy. Slipcase with sizeable dampstain near foot of opening, else in good shape. (Any reference to dust jacket is mean to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Pete Rose: My Story, ROSE, Pete; KAHN, Roger
269 ROSE, Pete; KAHN, Roger Pete Rose: My Story
76028 New York Macmillan Publishing Company 1989 0025606115 / 9780025606111 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The great baseball star Pete Rose tells his story, with the help of noted baseball writer Roger Kahn. In this work, Mr. Rose addresses the gambling allegations which led to his banishment from Major League Baseball. With a section of b&w photo plates. --- In red quarter cloth and black paper-covered hardcovers with titling in gilt on spine. A clean, bright copy in great shape.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques
270 ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
77560 Heritage Press 1955 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A handsome reprint copy in slipcase of the famed journals of Monsieur Rousseau. In the anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 revised & completed by A. S. B. Glover, with a new introduction by Mr. Glover; illustrations by William Sharp. --- In tan cloth-covered boards w/image of Rousseau on cover; publisher's red topstain. Publisher's 'Sandglass' flyer laid in. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Slipcase w/minor rubbing, is structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is mean to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 635 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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William Shakespeare: a Biography, ROWSE, A. L.
271 ROWSE, A. L. William Shakespeare: a Biography
78726 New York Harper & Row 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. A biography of William Shakespeare by the British scholar and poet. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; as well as a frontis plate with the Flower Portrait of the Bard. Indexed. --- In black and red cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket but much of the original jacket has been clipped and pasted onto thefront endpapers. --- With considerable loss of spine gilding, else a good, firm copy. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xiv, 485 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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William Shakespeare: a Biography, ROWSE, A. L.
272 ROWSE, A. L. William Shakespeare: a Biography
79222 New York Harper & Row 1963 BCE Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Full-sized book club edition of the biography of William Shakespeare by the noted British scholar and poet. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; as well as a frontis plate with the Flower Portrait of the Bard. Indexed. --- In black and red cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with color image of Shakespeare with the Globe Theatre in the background. --- A bright, sound copy lacking interior markings. Jacket with a few small tears and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xiv, 485 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill  A Brief Account of a Long Life, Rubin, Gretchen
273 Rubin, Gretchen Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill A Brief Account of a Long Life
71314 Ballantine Books 2003 0345450477 / 9780345450470 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ideal biography of Sir Winston Churchill for those who don't wish to read one of the many 1,200 page tomes on the subject. In excellent condition, 1st Edition, 1st Printing. In dust wrapper with original $22.95 flap price unclipped; and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages 
Price: 21.90 USD
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Good Medicine: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell, RUSSELL, Charles M.
274 RUSSELL, Charles M. Good Medicine: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell
79478 Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. [c.1940s-1963] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A trade edition offering reproductions of letters by the great Charles M. Russell, written both by hand and typewritten, and illustrated by him. Drawings are in color and b&w, on pastel yellow backgrounds. With Russell paintings at frontis and endpapers. With an introduction by Will Rogers and a biographical note by Nancy C. Russell, widow of Mr. Russell. This edition followed the limited edition of 134 copies. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with dark brown steer skull image stamped on cover and spine, titling in brown on spine. Volume bears 1929 date, but likely published c.1940s-1963. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With light soiling to covers, moderately rounded tips and gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, bright copy.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 162 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Abraham Lincoln: The War Years 1864-1865 (Vol. 3) (Four volume complete set), SANDBURG, Carl
275 SANDBURG, Carl Abraham Lincoln: The War Years 1864-1865 (Vol. 3) (Four volume complete set)
81108 New York Harcourt, Brace & Company 1939 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
An early printing of this four-volume set detailing the life and presidency of Abraham Lincoln during the course the American Civil War. This work was awarded the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History. "The War Years" follows his 1926 2-volume "Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years" and combined provide a definitive history of Mr. Lincoln's life. With 426 black & white photos, 244 cuts of cartoons, letter and documents as well as maps. With foreword by the author, and extensive index at rear of volume IV. --- In dark blue buckram with blindstamped Lincoln facsimile signatures to covers. Titling and rules in gilt to spines. Volumes lacks the dust jackets. --- With prior owner's signatures to two of the volumes, minor cover wear & soiling, some loss of spine gilding, otherwise volumes are solid and tight. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxxi, 660, xii, 655, xiii, 673, xii, 515 pages 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Always the Young Strangers, SANDBURG, Carl
276 SANDBURG, Carl Always the Young Strangers
77735 New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1953 Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
The poet/historian/newsman's memoir of this youth, in his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois. In full green cloth-covered boards. In blue, green and red-toned jacket. --- A prior owner had taped the jacket to the book, and with ownership info. inked to half title; else a firm, clean copy. Jacket with considerable tearing along spine and at crease points; is otherwise intact and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 445 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The War Diaries of John-Paul Sartre, Sartre, Jean-Paul
277 Sartre, Jean-Paul The War Diaries of John-Paul Sartre
71465 New York Pantheon 1985 0394538137 / 9780394538136 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sharp copy of work, translated from the French by Quintin Hoare. No dust jacket. In slightly splayed pale green and tan half cloth covers; w/bright copper lettering frt cover & spine. Exterior & interior clean, bright and newish. Author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 366 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Thomas Jefferson A Biography, Schachner, Nathan
278 Schachner, Nathan Thomas Jefferson A Biography
72279 New York Thomas Yoseloff 1964 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Big biography of 3rd US President in a very sharp copy. Originally published in two volumes in 1951, this 4th printing combines them into one, and was published 1964. In full grey cloth covers with black & gold decorations & lettering, spine. Interior clean & unmarked. Extensively indexed and footnoted. Dust jacket chipped at edges, espec at head of spine; and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1070 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, SCHIFF, Stacy
279 SCHIFF, Stacy A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America
78926 New York Henry Holt and Co. 2005 0805066330 / 9780805066333 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Stated first edition, first printing w/full number line on copyright page. The author's subject is American founder Benjamin Franklin and his diplomatic mission to Paris in 1776. Franklin was ill-prepared for this critical assignment, as the fate of the budding nation was largely in his hands. With a couple of sections of b&w plates. --- In ivory and maroon paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped lettering & decorations on spine. Facsimile Farnklin signature in gilt on cover. Jacket with detail of a Franklin portrait on cover. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket in great condition, but with very minor creases to edges.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xvii, 489 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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A Life in the Twentieth Century   Innocent Beginnings, 1917 - 1950, SCHLESINGER Jr., Arthur M.
280 SCHLESINGER Jr., Arthur M. A Life in the Twentieth Century Innocent Beginnings, 1917 - 1950
74746 Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 2000 0395707528 / 9780395707524 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. A clean, bright copy but with boldly written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket bears orig. flap price, but blacked over. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 557 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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