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The Voyage of the Beagle (#29 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), DARWIN, Charles (author); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
81 DARWIN, Charles (author); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Voyage of the Beagle (#29 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80670 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Charles Darwin's account of his five-year voyage which included a stay at the Galapagos Islands, and published over 20 years before his notable "Origin of Species." This reprint edition is the 29th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot. With frontis image of a giant Galapagos lizard, and perhaps as many as 10 smaller black & white illustrations scattered through the volume. --- 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 light sunning to spine and a little chafing to spine ends, else a clean, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 547 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Life With Father, DAY, Clarence.
82 DAY, Clarence. Life With Father
73204 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1937 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A sharp copy of author's humorous popular account of his family life. First published 1920, this 15th printing dated 1937. In full orange cloth on board covers w/slightly faded spine. Sm. soiled spot, frt. cover. Interior very slightly yellowed, otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 258 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Call of the Sea: Including the Lost Sea, The Distant Shore, and A Sailor's Life, de HARTOG, Jan
83 de HARTOG, Jan The Call of the Sea: Including the Lost Sea, The Distant Shore, and A Sailor's Life
80111 New York Atheneum 1966 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A book club edition of the author's collection of three of his prior works which share the common theme of the seagoing life. One is a memoir, one a novel, and the third a blend of both. --- In blue paper-covered boards with titling in yellow. Jacket features John O'Hara Cosgrave II painting on front and back. --- With gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm copy. Bright jacket with chips, tears and creases, protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; x, 465 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Joan of Arc and The English Mail Coach (Readings for Students), DeQUINCEY, Thomas
84 DeQUINCEY, Thomas Joan of Arc and The English Mail Coach (Readings for Students)
80761 New York Henry Holt and Company 1893 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A pair of notable writings by the noted English essayist, edited and with introduction by J. M. Hart. An entry in publisher's "Readings for Students" series. This copy with tissue-protected frontis portrait of the author. --- In full pale yellow cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in maroon on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With penciled notes and underlinings throughout, light soiling to cloth, else an intact, firm copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xxvi, 138 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Little Masterpieces: Thomas DeQuincey [Selected Writings from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and more], DeQUINCEY, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)
85 DeQUINCEY, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor) Little Masterpieces: Thomas DeQuincey [Selected Writings from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and more]
79443 New York Doubleday & McClure Co. 1901 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A 1901 edition in this collection of selected writings by the noted English essayist. Includes selections from his landmark: "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" among others. With black and white frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- The frontis tissue guard is missing, spine has darkened and gilt titling could be brighter, otherwise a sound, attractive copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xix, 157 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The World of Roger Tory Peterson  An Authorized Biography, Devlin, John C. & Grace Naismith
86 Devlin, John C. & Grace Naismith The World of Roger Tory Peterson An Authorized Biography
73400 New York Times Books 1977 0812906942 / 9780812906943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
The legendary ornithologist/artist/naturalist's life is examined in this sharp copy. With color plates, photos and illustrations throughout by and about this remarkable man. 1st edition. In full blue cloth-covered boards w/RTP facsimilie signature in gilt on cover; gilt lettering on spine. Interior clean; unmarked. Dust jacket toned at edges & w/creasing; orig. $14.95 flap price intact. ; 0.8 x 9.3 x 5.9 Inches; 266 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Out of Africa, DINESEN, Isak
87 DINESEN, Isak Out of Africa
81166 New York The Modern Library 1983 0394604989 / 9780394604985 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated second Modern Library edition, September 1983. The author's memoir of her years in Kenya is a treasure to read and enjoy. Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke. This edition with Stephen Alcorn woodcut to front endpaper (repeated on jacket). --- In Toledano spine 16 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / style G ML torchbearer logo endpapers / jacket style q / verso advertises Modern Library titles using last 6 digits of ISBN numbers. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with a hint of wear to cover edges. Unclipped dust jacket with slight sunning to spine, a little creasing to edges, else bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; (12), 389 pages 
Price: 23.50 USD
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The Frederic Remington Art Museum Collection, DIPPIE, Brian W.
88 DIPPIE, Brian W. The Frederic Remington Art Museum Collection
78842 Ogdensburg, New York/New York City Frederic Remington Art Museum/Harry N. Abrams 2001 0810967111 / 9780810967113 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
An illustrated biography of Mr. Remington precedes the display of the holdings of the Remington Art Museum collection. With excerpts of letters, early drawings and sketches, as well as multiple examples of the mature painter and sculptor's works, most of which depict scenes from the Old West. With 333 illustrations, 127 of which are in full color. --- In full black cloth-covered boards w/Remington facsimile signature stamped in silver on cover and on spine. Jacket features two of the artist's paintings on front and back. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original $49.50/$75 flap prices, with a blemish to spine and very minor chafing and tear to edges; else bright and undamaged. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 264 pages 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Sinatra: An Intimate Portrait of a Very Good Year, DOMINIS, John (photos); STOLLEY, Richard B. (text)
89 DOMINIS, John (photos); STOLLEY, Richard B. (text) Sinatra: An Intimate Portrait of a Very Good Year
77545 New York Stewart, Tabori and Chang 2002 1584792469 / 9781584792468 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Stated First Printing. Life Magazine photographer John Dominis was given unprecedented access to Frank Sinatra when the great singer was at the top of his career at age 50. From that access, 150 behind-the-scenes black & white photos were chosen and are presented here. --- In coated paper-covered hardcovers with intimate photos of Mr. Sinatra. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy in great shape. Jacket with minor rubbing; is otherwise nice. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Time to Remember, DOUGLAS, Lloyd C.
90 DOUGLAS, Lloyd C. Time to Remember
80606 Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1951 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
The American minister and author's memoir of his childhood, in a reprint edition. Mr. Douglas won fame for his novels "The Magnificent Obsession" and "The Robe", among others. With color frontis illustration and additional illustrations in black & white by David Hendrickson. --- In orange paper-covered boards, with titling in brown on cover and spine. Dust jacket with color Hendrickson illustration on cover. --- With an inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, soiling to textblock edges, and lots of interior notes, underlinings and marginalia (with more notes to rear paste-down). Price-clipped, brittle jacket with chips (some tape-repaired) and small tears to edges; else intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); x, 238 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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On the Road With John James Audubon, Durant, Mary B. & Michael Harwood
91 Durant, Mary B. & Michael Harwood On the Road With John James Audubon
72687 New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1980 0396077404 / 9780396077404 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Good, tight copy of work which retraces the steps of the famed naturalist and artist, John James Audubon. With dozens of illustrations and photos. Book club edition in full dark red cloth covers; bright, clean, unmarked interior. Dust jacket scuffed but intact; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 638 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Henry James:  The Untried Years, 1843-1870; The Conquest of London, 1870-1881; The Middle Years, 1882-1895; The Treacherous Years, 1895-1901; The Master, 1901-1916 (Complete 5 Volume Set), EDEL, Leon
92 EDEL, Leon Henry James: The Untried Years, 1843-1870; The Conquest of London, 1870-1881; The Middle Years, 1882-1895; The Treacherous Years, 1895-1901; The Master, 1901-1916 (Complete 5 Volume Set)
81225 Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1953-1972 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A complete set of Leon Edel's comprehensive five-volume biography of Henry James (1843-1916), the prolific American-born novelist, playwright and critic who became a British citizen in 1915. Mr. Edel drew on unpublished letters of James, who was granted access by the James family. Each volume with black & white frontis portrait of James at varying times in his life; as well as several other b&w illustrations scattered throught the volumes. Vol. 1 is a 4th printing, 2 and 3 are 2nd printings and 4 & 5 are first editions. Mr. Edel was awarded the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for volumes 2 and 3. --- Each volume in rust cloth-covered boards with cover and spine titling in gilt and silver; black spine blocks. Similar-looking jackets with horizontal colored bands in brown, green and yellow, green, or tan. --- Volumes are generally in excellent shape: clean, bright and unmarked. Unclipped jackets with occasional spots of soiling and lightly scuffed edges; volume 2 with tear near tail of spine. All jackets protected in removable mylar wrappers. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); 350, 465, 408, 381, 591 pages 
Price: 293.00 USD
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His Excellency: George Washington, ELLIS, Joseph J.
93 ELLIS, Joseph J. His Excellency: George Washington
80852 New York Alfred A. Knopf 2004 1400040310 / 9781400040315 BCE Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A clean, bright full-sized book club edition of the author's acclaimed biography of the American founding father George Washington. Includes a section of photo plates on both sides of 4 leaves. --- In full black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; housed in jacket with Gilbert Stuart painting of Washington on cover. --- A clean, bright, firm copy. Dust jacket with very slight chafing to edges, else newish and bright.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv, 320 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Journals, EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
94 EMERSON, Ralph Waldo Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Journals
81339 Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1968 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A compilation of Emerson's famous musings on important subjects, such as Heroism, Spirituality, Friendship, Lincoln, etc. as well as selections from his journals from 1820 to 1871. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling & decorations in gold and black on spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With some loss of brightness of spine titling, very slight wear to cover extremities, otherwise a bright, clean, firm copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 671 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Country School Memories, FALK, Bonnie Hughes
95 FALK, Bonnie Hughes Country School Memories
74329 White Bear Lake, Minnesota BHF Memories Unlimited 1990 0961410817 / 9780961410810 Trade Paper Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on first page. With illustrations by Nancy Delage Huber. Stated Fifth Printing, 1990. 'A collection of heartwarming stories from individuals who experienced the one-room school...'. A nice copy; with inked gift remarks on half title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 97 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Tom Curry:  "A Half Century of Westerns" A Biography, FARLEY, G. M
96 FARLEY, G. M Tom Curry: "A Half Century of Westerns" A Biography
75341 Williamsport, Maryland The Zane Grey Collector 1975 Stapled wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
A thin bio. of the popular writer of fiction stories. In orange stiff paper wraps with a back cover reproduction of the first issue of the magazine, 'The Rio Kid' from December, 1939. In nice shape, clean interior; shallow crease on front cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 22 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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My Brother Martin:  A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., FARRIS, Christine King (author); SOENTPIET, Chris (illustrations)
97 FARRIS, Christine King (author); SOENTPIET, Chris (illustrations) My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
77608 New York Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2003 0689843879 / 9780689843877 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First edition. A biography of Dr. King, told from the point of view of his sister, Christine. With illustrations throughout. Written for the younger reader. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy in similar jacket. Jacket with minor creasing and scratches. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; (40) pages 
Price: 10.50 USD
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The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance: A Study of the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp, FENN, Forrest
98 FENN, Forrest The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance: A Study of the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp
81082 Santa Fe, New Mexico Fenn Publishing Co. 1983 0937634069 / 9780937634066 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
A biography and presentation of the art of Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), a noted painter who was based in Taos, New Mexico. Establishing a studio in Taos in 1909, Mr. Sharp was one of the earliest artists to take residence there, and was a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. This work includes 212 portraits of Indians, his chief area of interest. Also included are landscapes and still-lifes. --- Stated First Printing, inscribed and signed by the author. --- In brown cloth-covered hardcovers with images of Indian on cover and spine; artist facsimile signature and titling in gilt and brown. Printed on quality coated papers and with colorful marbled paper endpapers. Jacket features Sharp painting of a group of Indians on cover; is covered in transparent plastic skin. --- With Fenn Gallery's sticker to front paste-down, else a bright, clean, sound copy. Bright jacket with sunned (but readable) spine and very light rubbing, else nice.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 359 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 257.50 USD
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Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge, FERREN, John M.
99 FERREN, John M. Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge
79107 Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press 2004 0807828661 / 9780807828663 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author, a senior judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, has compiled this comprehensive biography of Wiley Rutledge, the Coloradoan who served as an associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court from 1943 to 1949. With numerous black & white plates depicting people and events from his life. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features colorized portrait of Justice Ferren. --- With minor cover corner bumps, else a bright, sound, unmarked copy. Jacket with two retailer's stickers to back cover; otherwise in good shape.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xii, 577 pages 
Price: 23.50 USD
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I Hate Thursday, Ferril, Thomas Hornsby; Folsom, Anne Ferril
100 Ferril, Thomas Hornsby; Folsom, Anne Ferril I Hate Thursday
71449 New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Popular author of the mid-20th century's musings on life in a good copy. In full black cloth covers with bright orange artwork and lettering, front & spine. DJ chipped at edges & spine faded, in removable mylar protector; bears orig $2.50 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California; To Which is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by George C. Gorham [California Gold Rush], FIELD, Stephen J.; GORHAM, George C.
101 FIELD, Stephen J.; GORHAM, George C. Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California; To Which is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by George C. Gorham [California Gold Rush]
80851 New York Da Capo Press 1968 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A modern, unabridged reprint edition of the author's original 1893 work, detailing his experiences in San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush in 1849. Includes a reproduction of the original title page, as well as a later account by George C. Gorham of Field's attemped assassination once he became an Associate Justice on the U. S. Supreme Court. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling; housed in tan and red dust jacket. --- The bindery has mis-cut pages 159-60 leaving jagged edges; otherwise a newish, firm and clean copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with sticker adhesive evidence to front cover, else bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 406 pages 
Price: 44.50 USD
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Jonathan Wild -and- The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon   (Everyman's Library #877), FIELDING, Henry
102 FIELDING, Henry Jonathan Wild -and- The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon (Everyman's Library #877)
80278 London/New York Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1968 0460008773 / 9780460008778 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
A 1968 Everyman's Library reprint edition offering two works by Henry Fielding (1707-1754). The first is his fictionalized life of Jonathan Wild, the notorious London gangster. The second is his account of his voyage to Lisbon, which was published posthumously. Mr. Fielding died and was buried in Lisbon. Includes an introduction by A. R. Humphreys. Everyman's Library #877. --- In binding style 4, full plum cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, orange topstain. Yellow jacket with vignette of Jonathan Wild associate Jack Sheppard in chains in prison, being both drawn and painted by artists. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy. Jacket with retailer's sticker, light soiling and a little wear to edges, otherwise bright and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xx, 286 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream, FIELDS, Wayne
103 FIELDS, Wayne What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream
81261 New York Poseidon Press 1990 0671707825 / 9780671707828 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In this memoir, the author considers aspects of his life at middle age from the perspective of a fisherman on a river in the Upper Penisula of Michigan. --- In textured light green paper-covered boards backed in darker green cloth, and titling in gilt on spine. Jacket back flap features black & white photographic portrait of the author by Frank W. Bliss. --- With slightly toned cover edges, else a clean, bright, unmarked copy. Price-clipped jacket is otherwise undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 253 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Norman Rockwell's America, FINCH, Christopher
104 FINCH, Christopher Norman Rockwell's America
77760 New York Reader's Digest/Harry N. Abrams 1976 0810904543 / 9780810904545 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Attractively produced volume provides the life story and showcases the artwork of Norman Rockwell with over 659 illustrations, 129 in full color (many of which fold out). Included are numerous photos of the artist at work and in his everyday life. Also provided are dozens of examples of his artwork. This Reader's Digest edition followed the 1975 publication of this work by Harry N. Abrams. --- Painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) became famous for his Saturday Evening Post magazine covers, the subjects of which were often ordinary Americans painted in realistic style. He was dismissed as a mere illustrator by many in the art world, but with time has developed a wide, appreciative following as a truly great painter. --- In full bright red cloth-covered boards with silver and blue foil titling on cover & spine. Jacket features Rockwell image on front. --- This Near Fine volume is clean, bright and unmarked, inside and out. Jacket with a couple of tape-repaired tears at edges & with minor chafing and rubbing; is otherwise nice.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 313 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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War-Path and Bivouac: The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition (The Lakeside Classics, #53), FINERTY, John F.; QUAIFE, Milo Milton (editor)
105 FINERTY, John F.; QUAIFE, Milo Milton (editor) War-Path and Bivouac: The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition (The Lakeside Classics, #53)
78752 Chicago Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company 1955 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the account by John F. Finerty of the expedition along the Yellowstone River and south into present-day northeast Wyoming. The purpose of the expedition, led by General George Crook, was to put to an end the Indian raids, and included the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. --- Includes a couple of maps of the area, a frontis photo of General Crook, 8 additional photos and a facsimile of the original title page from the first appearance of this work, published in 1890 (per Howes F-136). --- One 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 navy blue cloth-covered boards w/ publisher's device on cover and titling on spine; all in gilt; top edge gilt. Lacks the glassine wrapper. --- A clean, firm copy but with a few light colored specks to covers, reddish marks at rear endpapers and a dark mark on textblock fore-edge.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; lvi, 379 pages 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Wagner and Nietzsche, FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich
106 FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich Wagner and Nietzsche
80143 New York The Seabury Press 1976 0816492808 / 9780816492800 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
In this English language "duo-biography", the author tells the story of the short-lived but intense friendship between composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. --- In textured brown paper-covered boards with black spine titling. Jacket bears illustrations of the two subjects on the front, portrait of the author on the back. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Tape-repaired, unclipped jacket with light sunning to spine and small tears to edges.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; (8), 232 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator
107 FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
80189 New York Fromm International Publishing Corporation 1989 0880641371 / 9780880641371 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition. The memoirs of the great German opera singer, who (per the jacket flap) was ". . .the most recorded vocal artist of all time. . . " Translated by Ruth Hein. With a section of black and white plates at mid-volume. Indexed. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features portraits of the author on both front and back. --- A clean, firm copy but with a whiff of sunning to cloth edges. Unclipped jacket minor edge wrinkling, otherwise in excellent shape.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (8), 376 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Napoleon, Fisher, Herbert
108 Fisher, Herbert Napoleon
73234 New York Henry Holt and Company 1913 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Attractive, compact volume provides essential biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. In full yellow cloth on board covers w/black decorations & lettering, cover & spine. Interior w/prev. owner's bookplate @ frt. pastedown; otherwise clean and tight. Protected with mylar cover. ; Home University Library of Modern Knowledge; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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John James Audubon, FORD, Alice
109 FORD, Alice John James Audubon
78869 Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stated first edition, copyright page. A biography of the noted naturalist and painter. Includes numerous b&w plates, showing both Audubon's famous bird and wildlife paintings, as well as portraits by Mr. Audubon and others. Color frontis illustration of Great Blue Heron. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards w/titling in gilt on black spine block; binder's blue topstain. Lacks the dust jacket. --- Top edge has been exposed to dampness resulting in waterspotting, but this doesn't affect the pages themselves. Prior owner's signatures on a few leaves near the front of the volume; else a bright, firm, clean copy. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xiv, 488 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism   (Chronicles of America Series Volume 14), FORD, Henry Jones
110 FORD, Henry Jones Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism (Chronicles of America Series Volume 14)
81132 New Haven Yale University Press 1918 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A biography of George Washington, with profiles of other early American founders and leaders including Robert Morris, General Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. With tissue-protected, captioned images of these leading figures and other aspects of Washington's life. (One page, supposed to display an autographed letter by Washington, is blank.) Entry #14 in publisher's Abraham Lincoln edition of "The Chronicles of America Series", edited by Allen Johnson. --- A very attractively produced item, in dark blue cloth-covered boards decorated with Yale's "Lux et veritas" crest and in gilt on cover and spine and with American crest on cover. Top edge gilt. --- With prior owners' signatures to front fly page, partially rubbed spine crest, slight cover soiling; otherwise a bright, clean, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); x, 235 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Solo in Tom-Toms, FOWLER, Gene
111 FOWLER, Gene A Solo in Tom-Toms
78287 New York The Viking Press 1946 1125351594 / 9781125351598 Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Stated Third Printing, May 1946. Author's memoir of his rough Denver childhood and his "quest for a father". --- In full blue cloth-covered boards w/titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket w/through-a-knothole view of the Rockies on cover. --- With inked gift inscription and previous owner's sticker on front endpapers. Dust jacket bears original $3.00 flap price, has chafing to edges and a little spine sunning; is otherwise in good shape.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 390 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Simone De Beauvoir  A Life...a Love Story, FRANCIS, Claude; GONTIER, Fernande
112 FRANCIS, Claude; GONTIER, Fernande Simone De Beauvoir A Life...a Love Story
74369 New York St. Martins Press 1987 0312001894 / 9780312001896 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First US edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Lisa Nesselson. Includes a section of photos. With bold gift inscription on front free endpaper; otherwise a bright, clean copy. Priceclipped jacket otherwise in nice shape. An attractive biography of the famed French feminist intellectual. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 412 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, FRANK, Anne
113 FRANK, Anne Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
81155 New York The Modern Library [c.1965] 0394604512 / 9780394604510 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Anne Frank's World War II diary described the plight of her Jewish family and herself as they hid from the occupying Nazis in Amsterdam before they were caught and taken to a concentration camp. Many in the outside world learned of the plight of holocaust victims through this work. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday and with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. --- In Toledano spine 15 / brown paper-covered boards / minimalist gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style F endpapers / plain tan style p dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c.1977-1980 though 1952 date appears on book. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with back cover sticker residue, a little soiling and slight creasing to edges, otherwise in good shape and in removable mylar protector.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 285 pages 
Price: 49.00 USD
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin  (The World's Popular Classics, Art-Type Edition), FRANKLIN, Benjamin
114 FRANKLIN, Benjamin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The World's Popular Classics, Art-Type Edition)
80924 New York Books, Inc. [c.1940s-50s] Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A reprint edition of one of the world's most famous autobiographies, which explores the rich diversity that was the life of American founding father Benjamin Franklin. An entry in publisher's "The World's Popular Classics" series, "Art-Type Edition". --- In brown textured cloth-covered boards backed in darker brown cloth, with titling & decorations in gilt on spine; maroon topstain. Volume is undated, possibly published c.1940s-50s. Volume lacks a dust jacket, likely as issued. --- A clean, sound, unmarked copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 240 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings (Modern Library #39.2), FRANKLIN, Benjamin
115 FRANKLIN, Benjamin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings (Modern Library #39.2)
79986 New York The Modern Library [c.1956] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A Modern Library edition offering one of the world's most famous autobiographies, which explores the rich diversity that was the life of Mr. Franklin. Also included are other Franklin writings, such as selections from his "Poor Richard's Almanack". With an introduction by Henry Steele Commager. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 376 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1956 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #39.2. --- With corner creases to a few leaves, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with chafing and creases to edges and crease point, but otherwise bright, intact and in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xvi, 264 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Little Masterpieces: Benjamin Franklin [Selections from his writings], FRANKLIN, Benjamin (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)
116 FRANKLIN, Benjamin (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor) Little Masterpieces: Benjamin Franklin [Selections from his writings]
79438 New York Doubleday & McClure Co. 1901 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A 1901 edition in this collection of principal writings by American founding father Benjamin Franklin. Includes selections from his famous Autobiography, plus other writings. With tissue-guarded black and white frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- Spine is darkened and titling is not bright, otherwise an attractive, sound copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xiii, 178 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude (#1 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), FRANKLIN, Benjamin; WOOLMAN, John; PENN, William; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
117 FRANKLIN, Benjamin; WOOLMAN, John; PENN, William; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude (#1 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80694 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
A selection of memoirs by notable American writers, led by the famous Autobiography of Franklin. Also included are the recollections of the Quaker anti-slavery adherent John Woolman and the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. The first 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 a London printing press used by Franklin. --- 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 partial split near front hinge, light sunning to spine, foxing to first few leaves, loss of spine gilding (making it barely readable), and chafing to cloth at spine ends; otherwise an intact, fully readable copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 ; 416 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Fuller's Worthies: Selected from 'The Worthies of England', FULLER, Thomas
118 FULLER, Thomas Fuller's Worthies: Selected from 'The Worthies of England'
76907 London The Folio Society 1987 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Mr. Fuller's work was first published in 1662. In this modern work, edited and introduced by Richard Barber, the reader can tour the counties and cities of England. With information about authors and other famous people from the places visited. Illustrated throughout. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with coat of arms stamped in gilt on cover; gilt-stamped decorations and titling on spine. In grey paper-covered slipcase. --- With production flaw on pg. 389 (only a portion of the page survived the bindery), prior owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, and dusty soiling to covers. Some loss of spine gilding. Structurally sound slipcase with some soiling; book title inked to end. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xxi, 441 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Life and Times of Chaucer, GARDNER, John
119 GARDNER, John The Life and Times of Chaucer
74360 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0394493176 / 9780394493176 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Book club edition. With illustrations (called 'ornaments') by J. Wolf. In full maroon cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine; publisher's blue topstain. Stated Fourth Printing, July 1977. Interior of volume clean, bright and unmarked. Jacket in faux parchment with brightly colored illustrations; light chafing at spine ends. A biography of Geoffrey Chaucer by the famed novelist, who is well known for his 'Wreckage of Agathon' and 'Nickel Mountain', among others. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 328, x pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Writings of a Savage, GAUGUIN, Paul; GUERIN, Daniel (editor)
120 GAUGUIN, Paul; GUERIN, Daniel (editor) Writings of a Savage
74086 New York The Viking Press 1978 BCE Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book club edition. In tan leatherette and orange paper-covered boards, with lettering in black on spine. Interior clean, bright and firm. Dust jacket has tears and chafing at extremities, with lightly sunned spine. The famous French painter was also quite the writer; this volume includes '...collection of his letters, articles, books and journals...'. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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