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Lincoln

By: DONALD, David Herbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1995

Stock No.: 81439

ISBN: 0684808463

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Second printing of Donald's excellent biography of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. This work is ideal for those desiring a comprehensive but very readable summary of Lincoln's life, in one volume. Includes numerous photos and maps, plus extensive index and source notes. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with titling in silver on spine. Jacket features Wendell Minor illustration on cover, Clive Russ photographic portrait of Donald on rear flap. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages worthy of mention; in similar, unclipped dust jacket. Jacke... View more info

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McLoughlin and Old Oregon: A Chronicle (Sixth Edition)

By: DYE, Eva Emery

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co.: 1906

Stock No.: 82561

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Stated 6th edition of this biography of Dr. John McLoughlin (1784-1857), Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver and credited with helping pioneer the Oregon Territory. He became known as the "Father of Oregon". With frontis photographic portrait of Dr. McLoughlin. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with titling in red to cover, decorations to cover in navy; gilt-stamped spine titling & top edge gilt. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Front hinge is partially separated but holding, with soiling to covers and prior owner's signature to front paste-down; otherwise a sound co... View more info

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The World of Giotto, c.1267-1337

By: EIMERL, Sarel

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Time Incorporated: 1967

Stock No.: 83030

Condition: Near Fine


A portfolio of works by the Florentine painter and architect Giotto di Bondone (c.1267-1337), perhaps best known for his Arena Chapel frescoes. With images of his works in both color and black & white. Includes biographical information as well as an overview of significant events during his lifetime. An entry in publisher's "Time-Life Library of Art". --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in maroon leatherette-like paper; gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase with representative Giotto painting pasted to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and... View more info

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The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library #192.2)

By: EMERSON, Ralph Waldo

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1963]

Stock No.: 83597

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


The journals of the esteemed American writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) delineate his frank thoughts about himself, his friends and the world in which he lived. Selected and edited by Robert N. Linscott. --- In Toledano spine 10 / blue cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style l, verso blank. Likely published c.1963 (though 1960 date appears in book). ML #192.2. --- Interior of volume clean and bright; textblock is tightly bound. Price-clipped dust jacket with retailer's price sticker to flap, light chafing t... View more info

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Take Down Flag & Feed Horses [Yellowstone National Park] (inscribed & signed by NPS director George Hartzog)

By: EVERHART, Bill

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1998

Stock No.: 82254

ISBN: 0252066812

Condition: Near Fine


A memoir by Bill Everhart of his experiences as ranger and park historian at Yellowstone National Park. A substantial portion of this work is concerned with the devastating wild fires that hit the park in 1988. This copy inscribed and signed by George Hartzog, Jr., former director of the National Park Service. --- This softcover edition features a photo of a ranger lowering the flag on cover. --- A clean, tight, bright copy lacking apparent damages.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxiv, 239 pages View more info

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Country School Memories

By: FALK, Bonnie Hughes

Price: $10.00

Publisher: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, BHF Memories Unlimited: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 74329

ISBN: 0961410817

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 View more info

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I Hate Thursday

By: Ferril, Thomas Hornsby; Folsom, Anne Ferril

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71449

Condition: 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 View more info

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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]

By: FIELD, Stephen J.; GORHAM, George C.

Price: $44.50

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1968

Stock No.: 80851

Condition: 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 w... View more info

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What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream

By: FIELDS, Wayne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Poseidon Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81261

ISBN: 0671707825

Condition: 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 View more info

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Norman Rockwell's America

By: FINCH, Christopher

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Reader's Digest/Harry N. Abrams: 1976

Stock No.: 77760

ISBN: 0810904543

Condition: 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 dis... View more info

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War-Path and Bivouac: The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition (The Lakeside Classics, #53)

By: FINERTY, John F.; QUAIFE, Milo Milton (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1955

Stock No.: 78752

Condition: 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 wor... View more info

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Reverberations: The Memoirs of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

By: FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (author); HEIN, Ruth (translator

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Fromm International Publishing Corporation: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80189

ISBN: 0880641371

Condition: 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 View more info

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Napoleon

By: Fisher, Herbert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1913

Stock No.: 73234

Condition: 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 View more info

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Der Junge Goethe: Eine Lebens- und Entwicklungsgeschichte aufgebaut auf Dokumenten der Zeit (in German language)

By: FLEISSNER, O.S.; MENTZ-FLEISSNER, E. (editors, with notes and vocabulary)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: 1932

Stock No.: 82501

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A German language study of the young Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, written for the English-speaking student. Includes English language foreword by the editors. With black & white frontis drawing of Goethe, plus photo plates on rectos and versos of 8 leaves depicting people and scenes in Goethe's life. German-English vocabulary at rear of volume. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with silhouette of Goethe to cover in gilt and gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A Good only copy, with tear and creases to cloth at head of spine, general soiling to textblock edges; binding is t... View more info

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John James Audubon

By: FORD, Alice

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78869

Condition: 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, ... View more info

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Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism (Chronicles of America Series Volume 14)

By: FORD, Henry Jones

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1918

Stock No.: 81132

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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An Innkeeper's Diary

By: FOTHERGILL, John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2000

Stock No.: 82476

Condition: Near Fine


It might be said about John Fothergill that he made a better writer than an innkeeper; nevertheless, this, his first of three memoirs about his experiences as an innkeeper, was a huge success when first published in 1931. This deluxe reprint copy illustrated by Peter Bailey and with an introduction by Craig Brown (as well as the original intro. by Mr. Fothergill). --- In patterned yellow paper-covered boards, backed by dark green cloth. Lacks the slipcase. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xx, 278 pages View more info

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The Search for Alexander

By: FOX, Robin Lane

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83165

ISBN: 0316291080

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition. Though Alexander the Great set out from Greece and conquered much of present-day Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Egypt and the Levant, there are many questions about this man, who died at age 32. In this work, the author seeks to answer some of those questions. With numerous color and b&w photos of present-day areas conquered by Alexander and his forces; also with images of sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, drawings and maps (including map of areas conquered to endpapers). --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacke... View more info

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Simone De Beauvoir A Life...a Love Story

By: FRANCIS, Claude; GONTIER, Fernande

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martins Press: 1987

Stock No.: 74369

ISBN: 0312001894

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Now printed for the first time from the Manuscript as Franklin wrote it, and including his Preliminary Outline

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1951

Stock No.: 81730

Condition: Very Good+


American founding father Benjamin Franklin's famous autobiography in a handsome reprint hardcover in slipcase. With drawings by William Sharp and an introduction by Carl Van Doren. --- In green/blue/yellow marbled paper-covered hardcovers backed in pale yellow cloth, w/titling and decorations gilt-stamped on navy spine block. All textblock edges stained in maroon. Sandglass flyer laid in (No. XVII: 15, New York). Volume protected in maroon paper-covered slipcase. --- A clean, unmarked, firm copy but with a little rubbing to spine. Some scuffing and sunning to structurally sound slipcase.; Tall... View more info

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The Life and Times of Chaucer

By: GARDNER, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Stock No.: 74360

ISBN: 0394493176

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Life of Charlotte Brontë (Everyman's Library #318)

By: GASKELL, Elizabeth Cleghorn

Price: $20.50

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

Stock No.: 82631

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The famous biography of the noted English novelist Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), probably best known for her cherished "Jane Eyre". The author, herself an accomplished novelist and biographer, is often referred to as "Mrs. Gaskell". With an introduction by May Sinclair. Indexed. An entry in Everyman's Library Biography series, edited by Ernest Rhys. E.L. no. 318. --- 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, dark topstain and fancy woodc... View more info

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Writings of a Savage

By: GAUGUIN, Paul; GUERIN, Daniel (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1978

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74086

Condition: 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 View more info

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Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World

By: GIBRAN, Jean; GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Boston, New York Graphic Society: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83167

ISBN: 0821205102

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A stated first printing of this biography of the Lebanese-American poet, writer and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931). This work describes his life in the United States, to which he emigrated as a youth, as well as his relationship with his mentor, Mary Elizabeth Haskell. The co-author of this work, Kahlil Gibran (along with Jean Gibran), was a cousin to the subject. With 100 black & white illustrations which include photos of scenes from Gibran's life, as well as images of his artwork. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling in black to cover and spine. Jacket features photographic p... View more info

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Kahlil Gibran: A Self-Portrait

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1969

Stock No.: 80484

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated Third "paperbound" Edition, 1969. The story of the life of poet Kahlil Gibran is told by means of sharing his letters to various correspondents from 1904 to 1930. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In brown paper-covered hardcovers with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket bears a night-time illustration of sheep resting under a crescent moon. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with slightly sunned spine, retailer's sticker to flap, else nice and in old-style, removable Bro-dart p... View more info

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Thoughts and Meditations

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1969

Stock No.: 80486

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated Fourth "paperbound" Edition, 1969. Musings by the author of "The Prophet" on a variety of topics ranging from love and beauty to governmental and societal corruption. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In brown paper-covered hardcovers with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket bears an image of sunshine bursting through a thicket. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages. Unclipped jacket with slightly sunned spine, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 128 pages View more info

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Kahlil Gibran: A Self-Portrait

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1959

Stock No.: 81401

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The story of the life of poet Kahlil Gibran is told by means of sharing his letters to various correspondents from 1904 to 1930. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In decorative tan and red paper-covered boards backed in black cloth and with red topstain; spine titling in gilt. Jacket bears a photographic portrait of Gibran on cover. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with creases to flaps, else nice and in old-style, removable Bro-dart protector... View more info

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The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain

By: GIBSON, A. M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1965

Stock No.: 80997

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The author explores the mystery of the murder of Colonel Fountain and his son in New Mexico in 1896. With a couple of plates bearing black & white photos; as well as a map of southern New Mexico and the El Paso, Texas areas. --- A later printing, in full navy cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine, top edge stained in pale orange. Price-clipped dust jacket with sketch of the imagined murder scene. --- With a few of spots of minor soiling to textblock fore-edge and rear endpaper, otherwise book is clean and bright and textblock is firm. Bright jacket with very slight soili... View more info

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Cheaper by the Dozen

By: GILBRETH, Frank B. Jr.; and CAREY, Ernestine Gilbreth

Price: $33.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83374

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Stated first printing, December 1948. This popular work is the story of the Gilbreth family. Mom and Dad were industrial engineers who raised 12 rambunctious children, who included the authors. The story became a huge best-seller, with numerous later printings and book club editions. With black & white illustrations by Donald McKay. --- In full linen-finish orange paper-covered boards with spine titling in black. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With pencilings on perhaps a couple dozen pages, some chafing to cover extremities, small bumps to lower cover edges and prior owner's signature to ... View more info

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Anthony Trollope

By: GLENDINNING, Victoria

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 78793

ISBN: 0394582683

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated First American Edition, copyright page. A comprehensive biography of the prolific Anthony Trollope by the noted literary biographer. Includes numerous b&w photos. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in ivory cloth. --- With inkings to front endpapers, and touch of soiling to textblock fore-edge; else a bright, firm copy in similar, unclipped dust jacket. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xxiii, 551 pages View more info

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Paris to the Moon

By: GOPNIK, Adam

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Stock No.: 74208

ISBN: 0679444920

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


5th printing. In off-white covers with titling in gilt on spine. Interior with gift remarks, front free endpaper; otherwise a clean, bright copy. Dust jacket is in great shape, bears orig. $24.95 flap price. A series of essays by New Yorker staff writer, who, with his young family, moved to Paris. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 338 pages View more info

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The Story of One Hundred Symphonic Favorites

By: GRABBE, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Stock No.: 80224

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A compact volume presenting a brief sketch of the composer and tidbits about the writing of 100 cherished symphonic works, each with a Guide to Listening. Indexed. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. No particular edition number was observed. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With a whitish discolored spot and prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a sound, clean copy.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); xx, 300 pages View more info

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The Rest of the Story: The odyssey of a modern woman

By: GRAHAM, Sheilah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 75747

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Hollywood insider's second memoir. With a section of b&w plates. Likely first edition. Clean and unmarked but with some fading to cover edges. Jacket with some bleeding from cover cloth, a few chips and tears; orig. $4.95 flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages View more info

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Less Than a Treason: Hemingway in Paris

By: GRIFFIN, Peter

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1990

Stock No.: 77184

ISBN: 019505332X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In this work, Mr. Griffin examines the life of Hemingway in Paris, along with his wife Hadley and follows his earlier Hemingway work: 'Along With Youth'. The title is a reference to an included Robert Frost poem bemoaning the loss of a love. Includes a section of b&w photos. With endnotes and index. --- In light blue quarter cloth over light blue paper-covered boards; titling on spine in black. Jacket with Helen Breaker photo of Hemingway on front. --- Near Fine copy: clean, bright and unmarked but with foxing to top edge... View more info

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The 1961 Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 55 of limited "Posse Edition" of 61 copies)

By: GRISWOLD, Don L. (editor)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81665

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Number 55 of 61 in this limited "Posse Edition". The 17th 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 1961 version includes stories about Colorado newspapers and their publishers, a history of the fires that devastated Cripple Creek, and descriptions of Indians in the West; among other topics. The stories are accompanied by lots of black & white photos, maps and drawings with artwork by Robert B. Cor... View more info

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Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians in Five Volumes: Plus American Supplement, Vol. 6

By: GROVE, Sir George; MAITLAND, J. A. Fuller (editor)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Theodore Presser Company: 1922

Stock No.: 83060


A revised edition of the famous, hefty guide to classical music and musicians, first published in serial form beginning in 1878. This five-volume set comes with a sixth volume, an American Supplement to the series. The set is edited by J. A. Fuller Maitland, and includes many full-page illustrations of noted musicians, as well as musical notations for various works. --- All volumes in full red cloth-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling and image of lyre in blind to each cover. --- The volumes are generally in Good condition, except for vol. 5 (T-Z), which has a split binding at mid-... View more info

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Norman Rockwell Illustrator

By: GUPTILL, Arthur L.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Watson-Guptill Publications: 1972

Stock No.: 76871

ISBN: 0070252130

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated Seventh Printing, 1972. A wide-ranging depiction of both the life of the great painter, and some of his artwork. With a preface by Dorothy Canfield Fisher and an introduction by Jack Alexander. With 437 illustrations (43 in color), plus 250 Saturday Evening Post covers in black & white. The author takes an 'over-the-shoulder' look at Rockwell's life, and his techniques. --- Volume in full navy cloth-covered boards titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine, and w/Mr. Rockwell's distinctive 'NR' gilt-stamped on cover. Jacket with famous Rockwell paintings on front and back. Original $17.50... View more info

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Heinrich Schütz: Eine Schilderung seines Lebens und Wirkens (Life and Work of Heinrich Schütz, in German language)

By: HAACKE, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Königstein im Taunus: 1960

Stock No.: 82608

Condition: Very Good


A German-language biography of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), the German composer who has been compared to, and preceded, Johann Sebastian Bach. With several black & white plates depicting people mentioned in the book. --- A softcover edition, wrapped in separate stiff French-fold wraps, painted portrait of Schütz on cover. --- An excellent copy: clean and bright but with slight chafing to wrapper edges.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 63 pages View more info

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Robert S. Roeschlaub: Architect of the Emerging West 1843-1923

By: HABER, Francine; FULLER, Kenneth R.; WETZEL, David N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Denver], Colorado Historical Society: 1988

Stock No.: 82988

ISBN: 0942576314

Condition: Very Good


A softcover guide to the buildings designed by Denver-based architect Robert Roeschlaub. The churches, schools, and other buildings he designed are depicted in both color and black & white photos, drawings, plans and sketches. Includes much information about Denver's Trinity Methodist Church, one of Mr. Roeschlaub's most notable designs. Most of the buildings described were built in the Denver area, or elsewhere in Colorado. --- In light green wraps with images of Trinity Methodist to cover. --- An very nice copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked but with minor soiling to cover and textblock ... View more info

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Henry the Eighth

By: HACKETT, Francis

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1929

Stock No.: 75344

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First edition. In full green cloth-covered boards with tissue-protected frontis portrait of the King. Titling in gilt on spine. Interior somewhat yellowed; otherwise clean and unmarked; textblock is firm. Cover corners bumped and with incidental soiling to cloth. With Parisian bookseller's tiny sticker on front paste-down. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 543 pages View more info