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Sitting Bull: An Epic of the Plains

By: ADAMS, Alexander B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1992

Stock No.: 81126


A biography of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull, who led his tribe's resistance to the U.S. Government. With a section of black & white photos near the back of the volume. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in beige cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with an image of Sitting Bull on the cover. --- With marked-over prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, bright copy. Jacket with a strip of yellowing along the top edge, otherwise n... View more info

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Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (A New York Graphic Society Book)

By: ADAMS, Ansel; ALINDER, Mary Street

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1986

Stock No.: 76805


Stated 4th printing, 1986. The noted photographer's memoir, written with an assist by Mary Street Alinder, is accompanied throughout with 277 of his b&w photos. In burgundy cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with Jim Alinder portrait of Adams on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with a soiled spot on back cover and another on front free endpaper. Jacket with traces of light soiling, otherwise in good shape. ; Small 4to 9" - 11"... View more info

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Words That Shook the World: Or, Martin Luther His Own Biographer, Being Pictures of the Great Reformer, Sketched Mainly from His Own Sayings [Autobiography of Martin Luther]

By: ADAMS, Charles (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton & Porter: 1858

Stock No.: 81958


From the preface: "This little volume is not a biography of the great Luther. Its plan is rather to present to the young some choice specimens of his sayings and addresses." With numerous black & white engraved illustrations. --- In brown cloth-covered boards with designs blindstamped to covers and spine; gilt-stamped spine titling. --- With severe dulling to spine gilding (making title barely readable), lots of foxing, rounded cover corners and small spots of so... View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2)

By: ADAMS, Henry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1957]

Stock No.: 77135


A Modern Library edition of this autobiography by the grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams; first published in 1907. With an introduction by James Truslow Adams. Indexed. --- Toledano spine 8, w/grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks, green topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1931 date but likely published c.1957. Jacket style i, verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. ML #76.2. --- A firm, bright, unmar... View more info

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Letters of Henry Adams 1858-1891: Limited First Edition (Volume I only)

By: ADAMS, Henry; FORD, Worthington Chauncey (editor)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78703


First Edition. Grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams, Henry Adams (1838-1918) was a historian, author and consummate Washington, D.C. insider. This grouping of his letters covers the early years, and was originally published as part of a two-volume set. Edited, and with introductory note, by Worthington Chauncey Ford. --- This edition is one of 325 copies of the First Edition bound with uncut edges. In full red-orange cloth-covered boards w/titli... View more info

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Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber

By: ALVAREZ, A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80446


Stated first printing of the first American edition. In this work British writer and adventurer Al Alvarez shares highlights of his mountain climbing obsession, often enjoyed in the company of his friend Mo Anthoine. With several b&w photos. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in orange. Jacket features silhouette image of a climber on front cover, black & white photo of the author on back. --- With a bold remainder mark to lower textblock edge... View more info

To America Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71133


Slight frt cover corner bump; otherwise undamaged. Beloved late historian's last work, reminiscing on his long career and his ruminations on America. In great shape; w/full number line publisher's page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages View more info

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Sparky!

By: ANDERSON, Sparky; EWALD, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice Hall Press: 1990

Stock No.: 76047


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Memoir by the long-time Major League manager who guided the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. During his tenure his teams in Cincinnati won two World Series; and in Detroit they won one. With a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; indexed. --- In navy quarter cloth over red paper-covered hardcovers with titling in gilt on spine. Interior clean and unmarked; covers with minor wear. Jacket with ru... View more info

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Westward Journeys: Memoirs of Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter Who Traveled the Overland Trail (The Lakeside Classics, #87)

By: APPLEGATE, Jesse A.; PORTER, Lavinia Honeyman (authors); RIDGE, Martin (editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81053


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoirs of American pioneers Jesse A. Applegate and Lavinia Honeyman Porter. Applegate was an early leader on the Oregon Trail, and was credited with finding the Applegate Trail, an alternative, southerly route to Oregon's Willamette Valley. Lavinia Honeyman Porter's memoir of her Overland Trail journey, "By Ox Team to California" is also included. Edited by Martin Ridge. --- Includes a color map showing routes, a fronti... View more info

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Sketches for Friends

By: ARDIZZONE, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jaffrey, New Hampshire, U.S.A., David R. Godine-Publisher: 2002

Stock No.: 79311


Stated first U.S. edition. The much-admired English artist enjoyed adding artistic touches to letters he sent to friends, and this collection displays some of these delightful drawings. With examples throughout in color and black and white, as well as at endpapers. The illustrations were chosen and introduced by Judy Taylor. --- Volume in pictorial yellow covers. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, bright copy lacking interior markings but with a hint of soiling to back co... View more info

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The Rise Of Napoleon Bonaparte

By: ASPREY, Robert

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82154


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author's initial book in his two-volume detailed biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. In this series, the author strives to present the human side of Napoleon. With black & white illustrations and several maps. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards. Gold jacket features image of a bust of Napoleon. --- With prior owner's initials to front free endpaper, else a sound, unmarked copy. Unclipped jack... View more info

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Once Around the Sun

By: ATKINSON, Brooks

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1951

Stock No.: 74769


Stated first edition, copyright page; and with woodcut illustrations throughout by Don Freeman. In full blue cloth-covered boards with Freeman illustration on cover; titling in blue on spine. Interior bears prev. owner's signature, front free endpaper; and with a few discolored pages; else clean, bright and firm. Lacks the dust jacket. --- New York theater critic's work takes a diary-like look at the events of one year. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages View more info

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By Myself...And Then Some (Easton Press Signed First Edition series)

By: BACALL, Lauren

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82204


Deluxe leatherbound limited edition of the noted actress's memoirs. A signed first edition; number 888 of 1640 copies issued. Includes three sections of black & white and color photos depicting scenes from Miss Bacall's life. An entry in publisher's Signed First Edition series. Publisher's certificate and note about this work laid in. --- Bound in rich full purplish bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and... View more info

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Anais Nin: A Biography

By: BAIR, Deirdre

Price: $26.50

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 74343


First edition, first printing with full number line on publisher's page. In dark blue paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior features numerous photos of Nin and her friends. Dust jacket features full-sized portraits of Anais Nin on front and on back. Indexed. Pages are clean, volume is bright and firm. Covers with a bit of rubbing. Jacket bears orig $39.95 flap price and in mylar; with a small curled area at tail of spine. Famed diarist Anaïs Nin's... View more info

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The Life of George Washington: Commander-in-chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War, and the First President of the United States (Two Volumes in One)

By: BANCROFT, Aaron

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Boston, Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Company: 1860

Stock No.: 81170


A very scarce mid-19th century reprint edition of this biography of the American founding father. The author was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and was a pastor in Worcester, Massachusetts. This work was first published in 1808. Two volumes bound in one, each with its own title page and frontis illustration. With additional illustrations scattered through the book. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with embossed decorations and Washington's silhoutte to front and ... View more info

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Six Racy Madams of Colorado

By: BANCROFT, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, Bancroft Booklets: 1965

Stock No.: 81646


The author, known for her previous writings about various topics on Colorado history, turns her attention to six women of early Colorado who operated "parlor houses". With several black & white photos. --- In stiff orange stapled wraps with sketch of one of her madams on cover. --- A clean, unmarked copy, but with slight discoloration to front cover.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 64 pages View more info

Image for From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors (Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature)

From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors (Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature)

By: BEERS, Henry A.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Meadville, Pennsylvania / New York, The Chautauqua-Century Press / Flood and Vincent: 1894

Stock No.: 81331


A history of English literature, told from the perspective of 30 leading authors such as Shakespeare and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With 28 portraits, arranged 4-to-a-page, and a full-sized frontis image of Shakespeare. One in the publisher's "Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature" series. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in black and gilt to cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With whitish splotches to front cover, some ... View more info

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Queen Elizabeth (Twelve English Statesmen series)

By: BEESLY, Edward Spencer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1903

Stock No.: 80652


A 1903 printing of the author's biography of Elizabeth I of England, first published in 1892. The early life and major events during her reign are discussed. With appended charts showing Parliamentary sessions during her reign as well as family lineages. An entry in the publisher's "Twelve English Statesmen" series. --- In dark green cloth, with titling on spine stamped in gilt. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Covers and spine with sunning, several leaves have been impr... View more info

Image for Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume One; Virginia Stephen 1882-1912 -and- Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume Two; Mrs Woolf 1912-1941 (Two-Volume Set)

Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume One; Virginia Stephen 1882-1912 -and- Virginia Woolf: A Biography, Volume Two; Mrs Woolf 1912-1941 (Two-Volume Set)

By: BELL, Quentin

Price: $45.50

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1972

Stock No.: 78987


A two-volume biography of the noted English modernist writer. Vol. 1: third impression, ISBN 0 7012 0291 2. With 7 leaves of black & white plates printed on both recto and versos; additional sketch and family tree. Vol. 2: First printing, ISBN 0 7012 0371 4; 7 leaves of black & white plates printed on both recto and versos, facsimile of handwritten Woolf note, chronology at appendix. Both volumes with b&w frontis illustrations; maps at endpapers. --- Both volumes in text... View more info

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My Life

By: BEWICK, Thomas

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1981

Stock No.: 77579


Likely first Folio Society edition. The autobiography of the great English naturalist, in a deluxe reprint edition. With many woodcut engraved illustrations and watercolours by the author. In brown quarter cloth over yellow paper-covered boards. Lacks the glassine jacket or a slipcase. --- With light soiling to covers and some loss of spine gilding; else a firm, bright copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages View more info

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Ambrose Bierce's Civil War

By: BIERCE, Ambrose

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1996

Stock No.: 78888


The enigmatic Ambrose Bierce both served in the U.S. Civil War and chronicled what happened. This volume includes 7 selections from his memoirs, as well as 20 works of fiction. Edited and with an introduction by William McCann. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards. Jacket features photos of Civil War-era soldiers. --- A clean, firm copy but with leaves that have yellowed slightly. Jacket in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; ... View more info

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The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After (Lakeside Classics No. 98)

By: BOK, Edward W. (author); LEWIS, W. David (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81952


A Lakeside Classic edition, presenting the autobiography of Edward W. Bok (1863-1930). Born in the Netherlands, he immigrated to the United States as a child and went on to be a successful author and editor of Ladies Home Journal. Mr. Bok is credited with inventing the term "living room". --- This deluxe edition edited and introduced by W. David Lewis. Includes a frontis photographic portrait of Bok, several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 98 in a... View more info

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Boswell's Journal of A Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Now First Published from the Original Manuscript

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78986


The wanderings in Scotland in 1773 by Dr. Johnson were cataloged by James Boswell in this long-admired work. This edition includes many entries from additional journals found in the early 20th century. From the private papers of James Boswell, Isham Collection, Malahide Castle. Prepared, with preface and notes, by Frederick A. Pottle & Charles H. Bennett. Includes fold-out map of Scotland and the Hebrides; and with many illustrations, many of which are facsimiles of the ... View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson: The Works of James Boswell

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Black's Readers Service Company: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79330


Britain's renowned Dr. Johnson won fame by dint of this biography by his friend, James Boswell; first published in 1791. Offered in a book club reprint of the work which has been abridged, and with an introduction, by Bergen Evans. Includes a facsimile of the original title page. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a hint of a bump to tail of spine, otherwise a clean, firm, brigh... View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson; Two-volume set (Everyman's Library Biography series, "Flatback" binding style 1)

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1910

Stock No.: 81555


The life of the famous Englishman is famously described by the author in this two-volume Everyman's Library reprint edition. This work was first published in 1791. Includes an introduction, presumably by editor Ernest Rhys, a chronology of Johnson's life and index at rear of volume 2. An entry in Everyman's Library Biography series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full grey cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, b... View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set)

By: BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor)

Price: $281.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Stock No.: 78675


James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language." This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w... View more info

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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

By: BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1985

Stock No.: 77568


Likely first Folio Society edition. A handsome reprint version of the famous observations, taken from James Boswell's journals, which he maintained daily in the years 1762 and 1763. Mr. Boswell is noted for his biography of his friend, Dr. Samuel Johnson. This edition edited and introduced by Frederick A. Pottle. Volume includes about 20 b&w engraved illustrations. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In navy quarter cloth over grey paper-covered boards w/handwritten d... View more info

Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

By: BOWEN, Catherine Drinker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic-Little Brown: 1963

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 70306


Someone spilled a little coffee on the DJ and outer edge of the last 1/4 of the volume, but the damage doesn't extend to the inner portion of any of the pages. No wrinkling, etc. Else in good shape. ; LK41463; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Ambassador's Report

By: BOWLES, Chester

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1954

Stock No.: 74607


Stated First Edition, copyright page. Lacks the dust jacket. With a section of b&w photo plates and maps of south Asia at endpapers and frontis. In full dark blue cloth-covered boards. Beginnings of cracks at mid-volume and near the front. Prev. owner's signat. at half title page. --- The author was the 3rd US ambassador to India and this volume, his memoir, recounts his time in that role. He was re-appointed to the same post in the early 1960s. ; 8vo 8" - 9" ta... View more info

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The Legend of John Brown A Biography and a History

By: BOYER, Richard Owen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 72917


Oversize volume examines the life of John Brown, who gave his life in his opposition to slavery in the U.S. Stated first edition, publisher's page. W/image of Brown on front cloth cover. Interior clean and bright; unmarked. Dust jacket chipped & torn along edges, with orig $12.50 flap price; in removable mylar protector. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 627 pages View more info

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Pillar of Fire America in the King Years 1963-65

By: Branch, Taylor

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 72162


Author's 2nd volume in his 3 volume life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Signed by author on title page. In decent shape, with inked 'placemarks' here and there; stains on edges. DJ good, with retailer's "Autographed Copy" sticker, front cover and minor smudges. 1st edit with full number line, publisher's page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 768 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

By: BREASHEARS, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82213


A signed, first printing of the author's memoirs of his life and experiences as a mountaineer and in the Everest IMAX Filming Expedition. With a section of color and black & white plates depicting scenes from the author's life. With a foreword by Jon Krakauer. --- In black and white paper-covered boards with spine titling in silver. Dust jacket with color photos from the Himalayas. --- With gold sticker to front free endpaper, otherwise a bright, clean, tightly-bound co... View more info

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Deadly Indifference: The Perfect Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond

By: BROWN, Michael D.; SCHWARZ, Ted

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, U. S. A., Taylor Trade Publishing: 2011

Stock No.: 78271


A memoir by the former head of the U.S. Government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who was in charge of the response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. With a section of color photos. Indexed. --- In grey and black paper-covered boards. Jacket with scenes of neigborhoods under water on front and back. --- A bright, firm, clean copy but with small dent to cover edge & spot on lower textblock edge. ; Political; 8vo 8" - 9"... View more info

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The Ring and the Book, Volume 3 Only (Everyman's Library #502)

By: BROWNING, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London/New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1962

Stock No.: 80279


Volume 3 only of the 4-volume "verse novel" by Browning, which tells the story of Count Guido Franceschini's trial for murder. Includes an introduction by John Bryson and with extensive end notes. Everyman's Library #502. --- In binding style 4, full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, pale orange topstain. Purple jacket with Peter Rutland drawing of the murder on the cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy but with a little dusty soilin... View more info

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The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett 1845-1846. In Two Volumes (Complete)

By: BROWNING, Robert; BARRETT [BROWNING], Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $34.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1899

Stock No.: 81983


The voluminous correspondence between the influential English poets Robert Browning (1812-1889) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) led to their eventual marriage in 1846. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was disinherited because her father disapproved of the marriage, an influence on the couple's move to Italy where Elizabeth remained for the remainder of her life. She had the habit of calling herself "Elizabeth Barrett Barrett". With black & white frontis tiss... View more info

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The First Battle

By: BRYAN, William J[ennings].

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, W. B. Conkey Co.: 1896

Stock No.: 77443


A largely autobiographical account by the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1896 campaign for the U.S. Presidency, ultimately lost by the author to his Republican opponent, William McKinley. With numerous b&w photos. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards. Some discoloration to covers and w/bumped corners. Interior with a few inked and penciled notations, else firm and bright. Lacks a dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 630 pages View more info

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Quotations from Chairman Bill: the Best of William F. Buckley Jr

By: BUCKLEY Jr., William F.; FRANKE, David (compiler)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Rochelle, NY U.S.A., Arlington House: 1970

Stock No.: 60025


A compilation of witticisms from the incomparable Buckley. In dandy condition, in full blue cloth with blindstamped Publisher 'A' on cover, bright gilt lettering spine. DJ bears faint scuffing, else undamaged, in Brodart and bearing orig $6.95 flap price. ; 60025; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Wreck Of The Wager: The Narratives of John Bulkeley and the Hon. John Byron

By: BULKELEY, John; BYRON, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1983

Stock No.: 79869


A handsome Folio Society edition offering two different accounts by crew members of the aftermath of the wreck of H.M.S. Wager off the coast of present-day Chile in 1741. With maps at endpapers and numerous black and white illustrations. Edited and introduced by Christopher Hibbert. --- In patterned light blue paper-covered boards backed in navy leatherette, gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the slipcase. --- With slight soiling to lower edges of covers, otherwise a brig... View more info

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Flame into Being The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence

By: BURGESS, Anthony

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1985

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71352


Lawrence's biography by the noted novelist Burgess; in a sharp copy. Book clean and tight; with inked presentation remarks front end paper. Gilt spine lettering light fading. Dust jacket w/taped tear top edge of front; has inked over, but readable, orig flap price of $15 still visible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages View more info

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Ernest Hemingway and His World

By: BURGESS, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1985

Stock No.: 76997


A short biography of Ernest Hemingway by the famed British novelist and literary critic (author of 'A Clockwork Orange' and many of ther works). With numerous b&w photos, chronology and index. --- Softcover work, with a bit of curling to cover edges; interior clean, firm and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages View more info