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Herb Caen's San Francisco: 1976-1991

By: CAEN, Herb (author); MECCHI, Irene (selector)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83002

ISBN: 0811800601

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition. A selection of writings by San Francisco's popular newspaper columnist and general "man about town" Herb Caen, described on the jacket flap: ". . .his best and most enduring columns, captures the triumphs and tragedies of the city's recent history". Columns selected by Irene Mecchi. --- With full number line to copyright page. In maroon cloth-covered boards with titling in silver to cover and spine. Jacket with Ann Rhoney photographic portrait of Mr. Caen to back panel. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sound. Unclipped dust jacket with a lit... View more info

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Einstein's Universe

By: CALDER, Nigel

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1979

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74749

ISBN: 0670290769

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. In black quarter cloth and copper paper-covered boards. Smudge on front free endpaper, else a bright, clean copy lacking markings. Jacket with slight chafing at edges. --- Author's much-admired work explains Einstein's Theory of Relativity for the average reader. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages View more info

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The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun [First Governor of New Mexico Territory] (Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior)

By: CALHOUN, James S.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82589

Condition: Very Good


A collection of letters by and to James S. Calhoun (1802-1852), acting in his position as Indian agent at Santa Fe, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New Mexico, and first Governor of New Mexico Territory. The letters sat in various locations in Washington, D.C. until organized and edited into this volume by Annie Heloise Abel, and published in 1915. A common thread in the letters is Mr. Calhoun's ". . .complaint of inadequate support from Washington." With an unattributed introduction (probably by Abel), and a set of 4 folded maps in rear pocket. The maps depict: 1) Sketch map of po... View more info

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The Brand Book of the Denver Westerners: Volume XXI (No. 518 of "Regular Edition" of 735 copies)

By: CAMPA, Arthur L. (editor)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, The Denver Westerners, Inc. / Johnson Publishing Company: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81660

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Number 518 of 735 of this limited "Regular Edition". The 21st in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books consist of historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from somewhere in the American West. This 1965 version includes a story about gemstones in the West, Hispanic customs in the Southwest, The Killing of Wild Bill Hickok by Earl Scott and other topics. The stories are accompanied by lots of black & white photos and drawings by Raul Rossell. Edited by Arthur L. Campa. --- In dark green clot... View more info

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Notebooks: 1935 - 1942 (Modern Library #349.1)

By: CAMUS, Albert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1967-68]

Stock No.: 83591

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of the journals of the great French novelist and philosopher Albert Camus (1913-1960), in which he continuously documented story ideas, various philosophical musings and random thoughts from 1935 to 1942. This collection of his notebooks was followed by another, which covered the years 1942-1951. Translated from the French by Philip Thody, who has provided an introduction and numerous footnotes. --- In Toledano spine 13 / olive cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / blank endpapers / jacket style n, verso is blank. Interior bears 1965 date... View more info

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Lincoln and the Civil War A Profile and a History

By: CANBY, Courtlandt (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 71435

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Writings focusing on Abraham Lincoln by assorted people are brought together in this work edited by Canby. In full black cloth covers; volume is cocked and has concave spine; interior solid and tight and unmarked. DJ is chipped at edges; in removable mylar protector; has orig flap price unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Thomas Carlyle (Essay on Biography, Selected Biographical & Historical Sketches and Other Writings)

By: CARLYLE, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 80238

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of writings by the prominent Scottish social commentator Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). With 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 with light edgewear, otherwise an attractive, sound copy.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xiii... View more info

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The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century

By: CARR, Howie

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83496

ISBN: 0446576514

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Howie Carr's examination of the reign of murder, corruption and terror orchestrated by Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and his well-connected brother William "Billy" Bulger. --- In grey and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in silver. Dust jacket features photos of the brothers to covers. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy though with small flaw to cover. Unclipped jacket also in excellent condition.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; x, 342 pages View more info

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An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections

By: CARTER, Jimmy

Price: $91.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 79449

ISBN: 0553053019

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Signed simply "J Carter" on half title page. A memoir by the former U.S. president, recounting his experiences and friends. The author's various fishing and hunting trips around the world are emphasized. Attractive illustrations at chapter heads by unattributed artist. June 12, 1988 Denver Post review of this book laid in. --- In green paper-covered boards backed in green cloth, gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with a color photo of the author with a fly rod in the river. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lackin... View more info

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Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait

By: CARTER, Violet Bonham

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.: 1965

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 71033

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition. A personal friend of Sir Winston Churchill shares her experiences with him, especially for the period from 1906 to 1916. The author, the daughter of British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, tells of his brilliant speeches and shares some of the major events of Sir Winston's life before and during the World War I period. Includes numerous plates bearing black & white photos. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with coat of arms in blind to cover, titling in gilt to spine. Jacket repeats the coat of arms, in color. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy. Dust jac... View more info

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The Autobigraphy of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library #150.3)

By: CELLINI, Benvenuto

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1961]

Stock No.: 77127

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


The 16th century Florentine artist, sculptor and author's tempestuous life is so energetically told here, this autobiography has become a classic. Translated from the Italian by John Addington Symonds. --- Toledano spine 8, w/blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks, very faded red topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c1961 (though no publication date appears in book). Jacket style i, verso advertises 405 titles in ML catalog. ML #150.3. --- Penciling to front free endpaper, else an unmarked, firm, clean copy. Dust jacket with chafing and tears (especially... View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library #3.2)

By: CELLINI, Benvenuto

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1927]

Stock No.: 80130

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This energetically-told autobiography by the 16th century Florentine artist, sculptor and author has become a classic. In an early Modern Library reprint edition. Translated from the Italian by John Addington Symonds. --- In Toledano spine #4 / brown leatherette limp boards / gilt lettering and decorations on cover and spine / publisher's brown topstain / yellow Bernhard endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. Undated, but likely published c.1927. ML #3.2. --- With wear to edges of covers and general darkening to textblock edges. Interior leaves have yellowed a little but are clean and unmarked; vol... View more info

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Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini: A Florentine Artist; Written by Himself (Everyman's Library Biography series, "flatback" style 1 binding)

By: CELLINI, Benvenuto

Price: $12.00

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

Stock No.: 81537

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The 16th century Florentine artist, sculptor and author's tempestuous life is so energetically told in this autobiography that it has become a classic. Translated from the Italian by Anne Macdonell. --- In flatback binding style 1, full grey cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, faded topstain. An entry in Everyman's Library's Biography series. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With dark soiling to cover, other light soiling to cloth, partial split near rear of volume and prior owner's... View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library Spine 5, ML #3.2)

By: CELLINI, Benvenuto

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1929]

Stock No.: 83468

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An early Modern Library reprint edition of this energetically-told autobiography by the 16th century Florentine artist, sculptor and author. Translated from the Italian by John Addington Symonds. --- In Toledano spine #5 / full green balloon cloth-covered limp boards / gilt titling and grapevine decorations on spine / gilt-stamped torchbearer logo to front cover / dark topstain / green Kent endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1929 (no publication date appears in book). ML #3.2. --- A partial split near front of volume has been carefully repaired prior to this listing (though t... View more info

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Witness

By: CHAMBERS, Whittaker

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 81133

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A book club edition of author's sometimes riveting account of his life and turn toward, and then away from, membership in the U.S. Communist Party. Much of this memoir concerns the role played by Mr. Chambers in the notorious Alger Hiss trial, in which he was the chief witness against Mr. Hiss. --- In full black cloth-covered boards, with titling in white and gilt on spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- Page 125/126 has been torn out and has been tipped back in. With a hole in cloth at mid-spine, some rubbing & soiling to cloth and rubbing to spine titling; interior is clean and textblock is firm... View more info

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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

By: CHAPLIN, Jeremiah

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, D. Lothrop & Co.: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81123

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A rather scarce copy of this 1876 First Edition of Jeremiah Chaplin's biography of American founding father, printer and inventor Benjamin Franklin. With a tissue-protected frontis engraved portrait that offers a Franklin image not often seen. --- In dark blue cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in black and gilt on cover and spine. --- Despite the beginnings of a partial split near front of volume, volume remains firmly bound. With light wear to cloth at edges, minor soiling to covers.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 898 pages View more info

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Letters to His Son and Others (Everyman's Library #823)

By: CHESTERFIELD, Lord

Price: $20.50

Publisher: London/ New York, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. - Everyman's Library: 1935

Stock No.: 79258

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The letters of Lord Chesterfield (Philip Dormer Stanhope) (1694-1173) to his son have endured through the years and are presented in this Everyman's Library edition, published in 1935. --- In full orange cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket. --- Heavily sunned spine, with barely readable gilt titling; otherwise a firm, clean, unmarked copy. ; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xix, 312, 4, (15, ads) pages View more info

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My War: WW II - As Experienced by One Woman Soldier

By: CHRISMAN, Catherine (Bell)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Denver, Maverick Publications: 1989

Stock No.: 77396

ISBN: 0929021223

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The author served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and shares many of her experiences here. With a lengthy section of b&w photos. --- A bright, clean, unmarked softcover in stiff yellow wraps. One cover corner is creased. ; 196 pages View more info

Image for The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson (signed by Gaylord Nelson)

The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson (signed by Gaylord Nelson)

By: CHRISTOFFERSON, Bill

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79447

ISBN: 0299196402

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A biography of an early champion of the environmental movement. Signed by Gaylord Nelson on title page: "To my good friend Ted/xxx/Gaylord Nelson". Sections of black and white photos in at least two locations. Tributes to the late senator at the time of his death are laid in. --- In full red/green woven cloth-covered boards, spine titling stamped in white. Jacket with portrait of Senator Nelson on cover. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy but with a little wrinkling to edges of jacket.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tal... View more info

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Memories and Adventures

By: CHURCHILL, Winston

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Stock No.: 71032

ISBN: 1555841686

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


First printing of First US Edition. In maroon half cloth and maroon paper-covered boards. Clean, bright, unmarked interior. Priceclipped dust jacket has minor scuffing, otherwise in good shape. Sir Winston's grandson shares memories of his days with his famous grandfather and father. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 pages View more info

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Lives of the Presidents of the United States (The Favorite Library)

By: CLARK, Mary Fairman

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Boston, DeWolfe, Fiske & Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79060

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A charming, illustrated work, providing brief biographies of the first 26 U. S. Presidents (Washington through Theodore Roosevelt). With about 6 color plates and many black & white engraved illustrations. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with color illustrations on front and titling in black on spine. --- The binding is quite loose, with prior owner's signature to front paste-down, markings to front endpapers and leaves have yellowed. Overall, volume is intact and readable. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 272 pages View more info

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The World of Herb Caen: San Francisco 1938-1997

By: CONRAD, Barnaby (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Publishing: 1999

Stock No.: 83001

ISBN: 0811825752

Condition: Near Fine


San Francisco's popular newspaper columnist and general "man about town" Herb Caen is profiled in photos and words in this fun work. With plenty of black & white photos of Mr. Caen and the city he loved. --- In wraps with photos of Mr. Caen and a foggy city to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and sound but with retailer's back cover sticker.; Oblong Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 128 pages View more info

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The Dimensions of Robert Frost

By: Cook, Reginald L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Stock No.: 71508

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


Close longtime Frost friend profiles the famous poet in this work. Interspersed with many of the poems, or fragments of poems. In full green cloth covers, very thoroughly stained on exterior with whiteish stain (possible mildew) ; beginnings of spine crack at frt of book. Interior intact, inked presentation remarks. DJ minor chips & tears and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages View more info

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A History of the Borgias (Modern Library #192.1)

By: CORVO, Frederick Baron; [ROLFE, Frederick William]

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1954]

Stock No.: 83603

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


To say that Frederick William Rolfe (who wrote this pseudo-history under his famous nom de plume of Frederick Baron Corvo) was an eccentric would be to understate the turbulent life of the author. In this Modern Library reprint edition, he describes the excesses of the Italian Renaissance-era House of Borgia, and attempts to revive the reputation of Pope Alexander the Sixth, among other things. Includes an introduction by Shane Leslie. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists 371 title... View more info

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The World of Michelangelo, 1475-1564

By: COUGHLAN, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Alexandria, Virginia, Time-Life Books: 1966

Stock No.: 83028

Condition: Near Fine


A portfolio of the works of the multi-talented Michelangelo. With images of his paintings, sculptures and architectural achievements. Includes biographical information as well as an overview of significant events during his lifetime. An entry in publisher's "The Time-Life Library of Art", with portfolio of color prints by other artists in the series laid in. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in maroon leatherette; gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase with representative Michelangelo painting pasted to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright a... View more info

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Present Indicative

By: COWARD, Noel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.: 1937

Stock No.: 72386

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Stated first edition after the printing of 301 deluxe copies. The witty English playwright, composer, director and actor Noel Coward's autobiography. With b&w photos scattered throughout, including author frontispiece photo. --- In full orange-red cloth covers with titling and decorations in gilt on black spine block. A firm, intact copy though with somewhat yellowed leaves and prior owner's signature penciled to front free endpaper. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages View more info

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The Benevolent Dictators: Interviews with Advertising Greats

By: CUMMINGS, Bart

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Chicago, Crain Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 78246

ISBN: 0872510913

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Signed by author on front free endpaper: 'All the best/Bart Cummings'. A biographical sketch of 18 prominent advertising executives, each with its own b&w portrait of the subject. Mr. Cummings compiled his own impressive resumé in the advertising world. --- In full tan and navy gloss cloth covers, w/silver-stamped titling on spine. Simply-designed jacket in navy, tan and white; with author portrait and profile on flaps. --- A bright, clean, firm copy lacking obvious damages. Jacket with a 1/2 in. tear to lower edge; slight... View more info

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Madame Curie: A Biography

By: CURIE, Eve

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books, Inc.: 1959

Stock No.: 83412

Condition: Very Good


A paperback edition of this biography of Marie Curie by her younger daughter Eve. Madame Curie was a physicist who was a pioneer in researching radioactivity. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, and the only woman to win two Nobel Prizes. Translated from the French by Vincent Sheean. --- In wraps with cover portrait of Madame Curie by Leon Gregori. A sound copy, tightly-bound and sturdy.; 16mo - 6 to 7 in. tall; 419 pages View more info

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César Franck (Dover Books on Music series)

By: D'INDY, Vincent

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1965

Stock No.: 82601

ISBN: 048621317X

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the Belgian-born French composer, organist and music teacher César Franck (1822-1890). In this work, the life of Franck is described by his former student, Vincent D'Indy, who devotes the majority of the book to analysis of Franck's music. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Rosa Newmarch. With a couple of black & white photos (including frontis photographic portrait of Franck) and musical notations in analysis section. --- In stiff wraps with image of a young Franck to cover. With light sunning to spine, otherwise a tightly-bound, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9... View more info

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What's So Great About America

By: D'SOUZA, Dinesh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Regnery Publishing, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 50293

ISBN: 0895261537

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


First edition, with full number line to copyright page. Dinesh D'Souza, a immigrant to the United States from India, makes the case for his adopted country. Signed by the author on half title page: "To Peter Konrad / Best wishes / D D'Souza" in heavy felt pen. --- In grey paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features unattributed color photographic portrait of the author to back flap. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and undamaged in similar, unclipped jacket. DJ protected in clear removable mylar wrapper.; 50293; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiv, 218 pages; Si... View more info

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Frontier Historian: The Life and Work of Edward Everett Dale

By: DALE, Edward Everett; GIBSON, Arrell M. (editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82072

ISBN: 0806113057

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition of this sampling of the writings of Texas-born historian, academic and educator Edward Everett Dale (1879-1972), along with biographical details. Includes essays about Dale by editor Arrell M. Gibson, Angie Debo and John S. Ezell. --- In gold cloth-look paper-covered boards with black spine titling. Jacket with unattributed black & white photographic portrait of Dale to back flap. --- With remainder mark to lower textblock edge, else a clean, tightly-bound, unmarked copy. Price-clipped jacket with minor rubbing and somewhat sunned spine, else bright and intact.; Octavo (8 ... View more info

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An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963

By: DALLEK, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2003

Stock No.: 76982

ISBN: 0316172383

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Author's comprehensive biography of Mr. Kennedy, complete with two sections of b&w photos, extensive endnotes, and index. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with photo of John F. Kennedy in a rocking chair on cover. --- A clean, firm copy lacking markings. Covers with light rubbing and cover corners are bumped. Jacket chafed along edges, bears orig. $30 flap price. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; x, 838 pages View more info

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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

By: DANA Jr., Richard Henry

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1947

Stock No.: 81059

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An illustrated reprint edition in slipcase of author's classic memoir of his working trip on a voyage from New England to the coastal areas of California in the 1830s. Includes his account of his later return trip to San Francisco, entitled "Twenty-four Years After". --- In illustrated gold cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on green spine block and green topstain. Sandglass flyer not present. Slipcase covered in green paper. --- With yellowing and fading to spine, scratches to spine title block and a mild bump to lower cover corner, otherwise a clean, firm copy. Slipcase ... View more info

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Two Years Before the Mast: Including Twenty-four Years After (Modern Library #236.2)

By: DANA, Richard Henry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1952]

Stock No.: 83601

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of author's classic memoir of his working trip on a voyage from New England to the coastal areas of California and back in the 1830s. This work provides a vivid account of the life of common seamen, and their sometimes harrowing jobs, such as the incredible difficulty of rounding Cape Horn during Antarctica's winter. Includes his account of his later return trip to San Francisco, entitled "Twenty-four Years After". With a foreword by James David Hart, and the author's original preface. Volume wrapped in dust jacket with color illustration of a dockside ... View more info

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England's Constable The life and letters of John Constable

By: DARRACOTT, Joseph

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1985

Stock No.: 76263

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This slim volume provides a look at the great English landscape and portrait painter John Constable (1776-1837). With numerous color and b&w plates bearing images of Constable's (and others) works. In full beige cloth-covered boards with sepia image pasted to cover; titling in gilt on brown spine block. Slipcase is covered with a landscape scene from one of Constable's paintings. --- A very handsome copy; without damages to interior or covers. Slipcase with rubbing at extremities. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 143 pages View more info

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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin and Selected Letters

By: DARWIN, Charles (author); DARWIN, Francis (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 80054

ISBN: 0486204790

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A trade paperback edition offering Darwin's memoir, with letters. Much of this work is concerned with his landmark "Origin of Species." Edited by Francis Darwin, son of Charles Darwin. An "abbreviation" of Charles Darwin's lengthy "Life and Letters" of 1887. Indexed. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking markings. Covers with slight chafing to edges.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiv, 365 pages View more info

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Joan of Arc and The English Mail Coach (Readings for Students)

By: DeQUINCEY, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1893

Stock No.: 80761

Condition: 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 View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Thomas DeQuincey [Selected Writings from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and more]

By: DeQUINCEY, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79443

Condition: 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 mi... View more info

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The World of Roger Tory Peterson An Authorized Biography

By: Devlin, John C. & Grace Naismith

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 73400

ISBN: 0812906942

Condition: 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 View more info

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Out of Africa

By: DINESEN, Isak

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: 1983

Stock No.: 83604

ISBN: 0394604989

Condition: 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 little soiling to textblock ... View more info