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>>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir

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Life on the Mississippi, TWAIN, Mark
321 TWAIN, Mark Life on the Mississippi
80352 New York Harper & Brothers [c.1930s-40s] Hardcover Good+ in Poor dust jacket 
An illustrated reprint edition of Mark Twain's 1883 work, which has been described as "part travel book, part autobiography and part social commentary". In publisher's "Holiday Edition", with color frontis and 8 black and white illustrations by Walter Stewart. --- In black cloth-covered boards, Stewart's color frontis illustration pasted to cover (and repeated on jacket), with gilt-stamped spine titling. Likely published c.1930s-40s, though 1917 date appears in book. Jacket bears original $2.50 flap price. --- With a small hole to cloth at mid-spine and loss of spine gilding; penciled gift inscription to front fly page & inked notation to rear endpaper, else a clean, sturdy and unmarked copy. Poor only jacket with plenty of tears and chips though cover illustration remains bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vii, 527 pages 
Price: 31.00 USD
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Life on the Mississippi, TWAIN, Mark
322 TWAIN, Mark Life on the Mississippi
81000 New York Harper & Brothers [c.1890s-1920s] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
An illustrated reprint edition of Mark Twain's 1883 work, which has been described as "part travel book, part autobiography and part social commentary". With 30 black and white illustrations by unattributed artist(s). --- In rust cloth-covered boards w/decoration on cover and titling, both in gilt. Likely published c.1883-1920s, (1883 date appears in book). Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With heavily sunned spine (titling remains readable), whitish marks to cloth and prior owner's private library sticker affixed to front paste-down; otherwise a clean, firm, sturdy copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xiv, 465 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Vol. 1, TWAIN, Mark; SMITH, Harriet Elinor (editor)
323 TWAIN, Mark; SMITH, Harriet Elinor (editor) Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Vol. 1
79405 Berkeley, Calif. University of California Press 2010 0520267192 / 9780520267190 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Third printing of this, the definitive autobiography of Samuel Clemens. Volume 1 only (of three). This hefty, nearly four pound book includes a section of black and white plates, depicting people and places in Mr. Twain's life. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, w/titling gilt-stamped on spine. Dust jacket with William Vander Weyde photo of Mr. Clemons on cover. --- A bright, sound, unmarked copy lacking apparent damages, in similar jacket.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 736 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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As the Morning Rising: A Novel, Van SWERINGEN, Sigrid
324 Van SWERINGEN, Sigrid As the Morning Rising: A Novel
77676 New York Benziger Brothers 1936 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
First Edition. A fictionalized account of the life of Elizabeth Seton, founder of the Sisters of Charity. With six brown-toned illustrations, publisher's red topstain.In royal blue cloth-covered boards, gilt-stamped titling on spine. Pale yellow jacket repeats one of the interior illustrations.A firm, clean, bright copy but top strip on front free endpaper has been cut off. Jacket with creases and minor chafing at edges; else quite nice and in removable archival mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 362 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters (Two Volume Set in Slipcase) (Limited Editions Club, Series 35, #3), VASARI, Giorgio
325 VASARI, Giorgio Lives of the Most Eminent Painters (Two Volume Set in Slipcase) (Limited Editions Club, Series 35, #3)
77982 Verona, Italy The Limited Editions Club 1966 Hardcover Very Good+ 
A two-volume set in which the leading painters were profiled by artist, architect and historian Giorgio Vasari. Original publication in the 16th Century. This deluxe reprint includes 32 tipped-in color reproductions by various artists, as well as woodcut portraits by Vasari which were made for the 1568 edition. Included are 5 additional Fritz Kredel woodcuts made for this edition. --- Translated from the Italian by Mrs. Jonathan Foster. Selected, edited, and with an introduction by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies and signed on volume two's rear limitation page by book designer Giovanni Mardersteig. Printed by Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy. --- In full rust buckram-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on black spine blocks and gilt-stamped fleurs-de-lis on covers. In grey, printed dust jackets and housed in red/green/cream marbled paper-covered shared slipcase. Quarto volumes, about 12 inches tall. Number 3 in LEC Series 35. --- With previous owner's bookplates affixed to front paste-downs, else bright, clean and unmarked. Jackets with yellowed spines, one with a one-inch tape-repaired tear. Slipcase with scratches and some rubbing, is structurally sound.; xvii, 344, 386 pages 
Price: 177.00 USD
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Jim Bridger  Mountain Man, VESTAL, Stanley
326 VESTAL, Stanley Jim Bridger Mountain Man
74282 Lincoln, Nebraska University of Nebraska Press 1971 0803257201 / 9780803257207 Trade Paper Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Third softcover printing of work which was first written in 1946. In a clean copy but with prev. owner's inked name on title page. Textblock firm, covers rubbed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks, VIESTURS, Ed; ROBERTS, David
327 VIESTURS, Ed; ROBERTS, David No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
81197 New York Broadway Books 2006 0767924703 / 9780767924702 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A first edition of the author's autobiography in which he details his successful quest to climb the world's 14 8,000 meter peaks without the aid of bottled oxygen. With a a secion of black & white photos and color maps at endpapers. --- In blue paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color photo of Viesturs atop a peak on cover. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages, in similiar, unclipped jacket.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); viii, 368 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Korean Tales, VOORHEES, Melvin B.
328 VOORHEES, Melvin B. Korean Tales
74547 New York Simon & Schuster 1952 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
First Edition, with small card requesting a book review from publisher. In maroon full cloth-covered boards with titling and author's facsimile signature on cover and spine. Interior with full-page frontis map of Korea (repeated on back of jacket). Cover with rubbing and superficial scratches; interior clean and bright. Jacket has chafing at crease points and edges; bears orig. $3 flap price and in mylar protector. --- From the jacket: 'This book is packed with outspoken and revealing chapters on what are admittedly fiercely controversial subjects...surrounding EUSAK (Eighth United States Army in Korea).' Lt. Col. Voorhees served in Korea and this work attempts to help the American people understand the Korean people with these stories, which are both fictional and non-fictional. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 209 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Mission for Peace  Point 4 in Iran, WARNE, William E.
329 WARNE, William E. Mission for Peace Point 4 in Iran
74546 Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company 1956 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
First Edition. In full red and grey cloth-covered boards with titling in red on spine. Interior clean and bright; volume is firm. Jacket with image on cover of author leading a group of people in Iran. DJ has numerous tears and chips; with orig. $4 flap price and now in removable mylar protector. --- A memoir by the leader of the American Point 4 Program in Iran in the early 1950s. The program was a sort of precursor to the Peace Corps with a goal of promoting peace between the US and Iran. Though the author was very hopeful as to the success of his program, the present-day realities may tell a different story. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Up From Slavery (Limited Editions Club Series 38, #4), WASHINGTON, Booker T.
330 WASHINGTON, Booker T. Up From Slavery (Limited Editions Club Series 38, #4)
78126 New York The Limited Editions Club 1970 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A deluxe reprint edition in slipcase of the author's autobiography. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was one of the most prominent African-Americans during the span of his life. This work was first published in serial form in 1900. With color illustrations by Denver Gillen and an introduction by Booker T. Washington III. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by Clarke & Way, Inc. of New York. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Denver Gillen. --- In brown half buckram over textured brown paper-covered boards; titling & decorations gilt-stamped on spine label. Volume housed in brown paper-covered slipcase with titling on label. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 4 in LEC Series 38. --- With a little rubbing to covers, otherwise a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase also with a touch of rubbing, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xxi, 214 pages 
Price: 72.50 USD
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The Puccini Companion, Weaver, William; Puccini, Simonetta
331 Weaver, William; Puccini, Simonetta The Puccini Companion
73197 New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1994 0393029301 / 9780393029307 Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Compendium of articles about the great opera composer, Giacomo Puccini. Edited by William Weaver, with essay by Puccini's granddaughter, Simonetta Puccini. With many photos. Second printing. Volume has been exposed to dampness; upper parts of pages slightly rippled. With inked presentation remarks, front free endpaper; otherwise interior clean and bright. Dust jacket rippled but otherwise undamaged; bears orig. $30 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Same Only Different  Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family, Webster, Margaret
332 Webster, Margaret The Same Only Different Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family
73100 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
The Webster theatre family is profiled here by famed actress-director (and family member) in nice copy. In full green cloth on board covers w/gilt & maroon decorations and lettering. Interior clean and unmarked. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket w/priceclipped flap & lightly chafed at edges, otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 390 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings, WELTY, Eudora
333 WELTY, Eudora Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings
73092 New York Book-of-the-Month Club 2002 0965369293 / 9780965369299 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Clean, bright, crisp copy; both volume and dust jacket. ; The William E. Massey, Sr., Lectures in the History of American Civilization; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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H. G. Wells: Aspects of a Life, WEST, Anthony
334 WEST, Anthony H. G. Wells: Aspects of a Life
78830 New York Random House 1984 0394531965 / 9780394531960 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
The son of H. G. Wells and Rebecca West presents a biography of his father. With a section of b&w photos. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket features portrait of H. G. Wells on cover. --- Volume has been exposed to moisture, causing black bleed-off to jacket and textblock; covers are slightly splayed but otherwise this book is in good shape. Dust jacket with rubbing and tears along edges; is bright and intact and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 405 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Daniel Boone: Wilderness Scout, WHITE, Stewart Edward
335 WHITE, Stewart Edward Daniel Boone: Wilderness Scout
80115 Garden City, New York Junior Deluxe Editions/Nelson Doubleday, Inc. 1957 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
An illustrated biography of American frontiersman Daniel Boone. With black and white illustrations by Henry C. Pitz; and a color frontis illustration. An entry in publisher's Junior Deluxe Editions series. --- In grey and green paper-covered illustrated boards; publisher's orange topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With water spotting to topstain and moderate rubbing to covers, otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 254 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Capt. Jepp and the Little Black Book: How Barnstormer and Aviation Pioneer Elrey B. Jeppesen Made the Skies Safer for Everyone, WHITLOCK, Flint; BARNHART, Terry L.
336 WHITLOCK, Flint; BARNHART, Terry L. Capt. Jepp and the Little Black Book: How Barnstormer and Aviation Pioneer Elrey B. Jeppesen Made the Skies Safer for Everyone
79055 Superior, Wisconsin Savage Press 2007 1886028834 / 9781886028838 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition, stated first printing with full number line on copyright page. An illustrated biography of the aviation pioneer who founded the Jeppesen Services company, maker of the gold-standard in aviation charts and navigation guides. With black & white photos and charts throughout. --- Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine; jacket features a photo of a jaunty Jepp perched on an aircraft's propeller. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking apparent damages. Jacket with spine sticker; else very nice. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 285 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs, WIESEL, Elie
337 WIESEL, Elie All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs
74185 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1995 0679439161 / 9780679439165 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First American Edition. In black quarter cloth and light grey paper-covered boards with lettering on front and spine in silver. Includes a section of b&w photos on coated papers. With inked gift presentation remarks on front free endpaper; otherwise a clean, bright copy. Jacket has slight rubbing; bears orig. $30 flap price. Novelist and holocaust survivor's memoir. Mr. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 432 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism, WILDENSTEIN, Daniel
338 WILDENSTEIN, Daniel Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism
80090 Köln, Germany Taschen 2010 3836523213 / 9783836523219 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A comprehensive, English-language biography of the great French Impessionist painter, Claude Monet (1840-1926). Full color reproductions of his paintings are presented throughout, as well as black and white photos depicting scenes from the artist's life. Adapted from volume 1 of publisher's earlier 4-volume catalogue. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards with titling in white on cover and spine. Dust jacket bears color image of Monet's "Water Lily Pond, Symphony in Green" on cover. --- A bright, crisp, newish copy lacking apparent damages. Bright jacket with slight rubbing, else nice and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 480 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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John Adams,  A character sketch, Willard, Samuel
339 Willard, Samuel John Adams, A character sketch
71437 H.G. Campbell Pub. Co 1903 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No DJ. Very rarely seen copy of biography of 2nd US President. In brick red full cloth covers; with scuffed edges espec at head & tail of spine. Interior is yellowed, with possible publisher's sticker over upper 1/4 of front pastedown [obscuring something]. Previous retailer's indelible price front endpaper; interior clean and tight, with slight beginnings of separation at rear of vol. ; Great Americans of history; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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In the Lion's Court  Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII, Wilson, Derek
340 Wilson, Derek In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII
71954 New York St. Martin's Press 2002 0312286961 / 9780312286965 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
In-depth look at six men who surrounded Henry VIII and their part in the story of this sometimes unbelievable monarch. In top shape, w/prev owner's gold embossed sticker front free endpaper. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 576 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Honor's Voice  The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, WILSON, Douglas L.
341 WILSON, Douglas L. Honor's Voice The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
71875 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1998 067940788x / 9780679407881 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Nice copy of author's work, which narrows itself to the years 1831-1842. In full maroon & black paperboard covers. Stated 1st ed but no price on DJ flap. DJ has mock scratches on front, as published. Clean and bright, unmarked. Dust wrapper in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 pages 
Price: 15.95 USD
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Shaw and Ibsen: Bernard Shaw's "The Quintessence of Ibsenism", and Related Writings, WISENTHAL, J. L. (editor); SHAW, Bernard
342 WISENTHAL, J. L. (editor); SHAW, Bernard Shaw and Ibsen: Bernard Shaw's "The Quintessence of Ibsenism", and Related Writings
78971 [Toronto] University of Toronto Press [1980] 0802054544 / 9780802054548 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
A comparison of the works by the two great modern playwrights, edited by the co-author of "What Shaw Really Wrote about the War". Includes an introductory essay by J. L. Wisenthal. This volume is sealed in an unopened shrink wrapper, thus bibliographical data is not readily determined. Appears to be a clean, fresh, undamaged copy in bright red cloth covers. Jacket with b&w composite portrait of Shaw and Isben. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; [268] pages 
Price: 36.50 USD
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Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar, 1827-1905: Half a Century in War and Peace, WISTAR, Isaac Jones
343 WISTAR, Isaac Jones Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar, 1827-1905: Half a Century in War and Peace
78739 New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition (Thus). General Wistar was an attorney, served in the Civil War, was a railroad executive and founded the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, but is perhaps best known for his role in the development of California and the Far West. Per Howes, W598: "Largely devoted to the opening development of the far West from 1849 to 1860, in which Wistar played a conspiciuous part before achieving fame and fortune in Pennsylvania." --- In full blue cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Includes several photos, a few drawings, and a sizeable fold-out map at rear of volume showing the route taken in 1849 by Wistar from Independence, Missouri to California. Lacks the dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with rounded cover corners. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 530 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Diary of a Country Parson, WOODFORDE, James; HUGHES, David (selected & edited by)
344 WOODFORDE, James; HUGHES, David (selected & edited by) The Diary of a Country Parson
77165 London The Folio Society 1992 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First Folio Society edition. A beautifully produced copy of the parson's diary, which he kept from 1759 through 1802 and which provides a good idea of English life in this period. Entries selected, and with an introduction, by David Hughes. With engraved illustrations throughout by Ian Stephens. Includes a section of brief biographies at rear of volume. --- Bound in quarter navy cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards. Titling gilt-stamped on red spine blocks. Publisher's red topstain and red endpapers. Volume housed in grey paper-covered slipcase. --- With soiling to navy cloth and previous owner's sticker affixed to verso of front free endpaper; otherwise a bright, clean, crisp copy. Slipcase with pencilings and a little rubbing; is intact and functional. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 445 pages 
Price: 36.00 USD
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The Medici (Modern Library #179.1), YOUNG, G. F.
345 YOUNG, G. F. The Medici (Modern Library #179.1)
76625 New York The Modern Library [1950] Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
A profile of the House of Medici who wielded great power in Florence and Tuscany, starting in the 14th century. With preface by the author. Jacket features striking illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer. --- Toledano spine 8, w/blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, faded black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1930 date but likely published c.1950. Jacket style h, verso advertises 347 titles in ML catalog. ML #179.1. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and w/his signature on front free endpaper, mildly bumped lower cover corners; otherwise a firm, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with some chipping and small tears; in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xxi, 824 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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George Grove 1820-1900: A Biography, YOUNG, Percy M.
346 YOUNG, Percy M. George Grove 1820-1900: A Biography
78923 London Macmillan London Limited 1980 0333196023 / 9780333196021 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A biography of the multi-talented engineer, lexicographer, educator and author who is perhaps best known for his Dictionary of Music and Musicians, versions of which are still being published. Includes a section of black & white photos. --- In full brown textured paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Jacket features a portrait of the bewhiskered Mr. Grove. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with very slight creasing to edges; else in good shape and with orig. £12.50 net flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Two Years in the Melting Pot, ZHONGREN, Liu
347 ZHONGREN, Liu Two Years in the Melting Pot
74235 San Francisco China Books & Periodicals Inc. 1987 0835113701 / 9780835113700 Trade Paper Good+ with no dust jacket 
In decent shape, though volume has some lean; and with spine creasing. Inked names at front free endpaper. Chinese newspaperman offers his candid insights after spending two years in the US as a reporter. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Balzac, ZWEIG, Stefan
348 ZWEIG, Stefan Balzac
74697 New York The Viking Press 1946 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Book Club Edition with B-O-M-C flyer specific to this work laid in. In grey textured cloth-covered boards w/decorations and titling in red on cover & spine. Interior clean, bright and firm. Dust jacket with chipping and tears, especially along edges and in removable archival mylar protector. --- Zweig, an Austrian, left his native country when the Nazis rose to power; he died in Brazil in 1942. This biography of the great Honore de Balzac was to be his magnum opus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 404 pages 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Conqueror of the Seas - The Story of Magellan, Zweig, Stefan
349 Zweig, Stefan Conqueror of the Seas - The Story of Magellan
71433 New York Literary Guild of America, Inc. 1938 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
The man who 'sailed the ocean blue' between 1519 and 1522 is detailed in this work. In full green cloth covers with faded gilt lettering spine & maps at endpapers; interior w/inked presentation remarks half title page, otherwise clean and lightly yellowed. Dust jacket very chipped at edges but intact; in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.00 USD
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