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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... 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 ... View more info

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His Excellency: George Washington

By: ELLIS, Joseph J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80852

ISBN: 1400040310

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A clean, bright full-sized book club edition of the author's acclaimed biography of the American founding father George Washington. Includes a section of photo plates on both sides of 4 leaves. --- In full black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; housed in jacket with Gilbert Stuart painting of Washington on cover. --- A clean, bright, firm copy. Dust jacket with very slight chafing to edges, else newish and bright.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv... 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. ... 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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My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By: FARRIS, Christine King (author); SOENTPIET, Chris (illustrations)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers: 2003

Stock No.: 77608

ISBN: 0689843879

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition. A biography of Dr. King, told from the point of view of his sister, Christine. With illustrations throughout. Written for the younger reader. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy in similar jacket. Jacket with minor creasing and scratches. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; (40) pages View more info

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Pushkin: A Biography

By: FEINSTEIN, Elaine

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Hopewell, New Jersey, The Ecco Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82118

ISBN: 0880016744

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first Ecco edition with full number line. An biography of the great Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837). Pushkin was revered in Russia for his poetry but also enjoyed dueling, the final one of which resulted in his death. Includes a section of black & white illustrations. --- In burgundy paper-covered boards with titling stamped in gilt on spine. Dust jacket features painted portrait of Pushkin by Orest Adamovich Kiprensky. --- With remainder mark to lower ... View more info

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The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance: A Study of the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp

By: FENN, Forrest

Price: $206.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Fenn Publishing Co.: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 81082

ISBN: 0937634069

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A biography and presentation of the art of Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953), a noted painter who was based in Taos, New Mexico. Establishing a studio in Taos in 1909, Mr. Sharp was one of the earliest artists to take residence there, and was a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. This work includes 212 portraits of Indians, his chief area of interest. Also included are landscapes and still-lifes. --- Stated First Printing, inscribed and signed by the author. ---... View more info

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Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge

By: FERREN, John M.

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79107

ISBN: 0807828661

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author, a senior judge on the D.C. Court of Appeals, has compiled this comprehensive biography of Wiley Rutledge, the Coloradoan who served as an associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court from 1943 to 1949. With numerous black & white plates depicting people and events from his life. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features colorized portrait of Ju... 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. --- Th... 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 cle... 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 Satu... 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 pa... 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 jacke... 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 ja... 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 thi... 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", edit... 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, ... View more info

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The Journal of Jacob Fowler: Narrating an Adventure from Arkansas Through the Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, to the Sources of Rio Grande Del Norte, 1921-1822 (Number 491 of a limited edition of 950 copies; American Explorers series)

By: FOWLER, Jacob; COUES, Elliott (editor)

Price: $111.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82406

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Number 491 of a limited edition of 950 copies. The author followed the Arkansas River toward the Rocky Mountains, traversing several present-day American states in his quest to find the headwaters of the Rio Grande. With a facsimile of his journal at frontis. Fowler was the: "First American traveler over much of the route." (Howes F.298). Edited, with notes, by Elliott Coues. An entry in publisher's American Explorers series. --- Bound in full dark blue cloth-cov... 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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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

By: FRANK, Anne

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1965]

Stock No.: 81155

ISBN: 0394604512

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Anne Frank's World War II diary described the plight of her Jewish family and herself as they hid from the occupying Nazis in Amsterdam before they were caught and taken to a concentration camp. Many in the outside world learned of the plight of holocaust victims through this work. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday and with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. --- In Toledano spine 15 / brown paper-covered boards / minimalist gilt-stamped spine titli... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings (Modern Library #39.2)

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1956]

Stock No.: 79986

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering one of the world's most famous autobiographies, which explores the rich diversity that was the life of Mr. Franklin. Also included are other Franklin writings, such as selections from his "Poor Richard's Almanack". With an introduction by Henry Steele Commager. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 376 titles in ML c... 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 c... View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Benjamin Franklin [Selections from his writings]

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $14.00

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

Stock No.: 79438

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of principal writings by American founding father Benjamin Franklin. Includes selections from his famous Autobiography, plus other writings. With tissue-guarded black and white frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spi... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Journal of John Woolman, Fruits of Solitude (#1 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin; WOOLMAN, John; PENN, William; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1909

Stock No.: 80694

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A selection of memoirs by notable American writers, led by the famous Autobiography of Franklin. Also included are the recollections of the Quaker anti-slavery adherent John Woolman and the founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn. The first entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of a London printing press used by Franklin. --- In dark r... View more info

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Fate is the Hunter

By: GANN, Ernest K.

Price: $129.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: [c.1970s-80s]

Stock No.: 82000

ISBN: 0671246801

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


12th printing of Ernest K. Gann's much-admired memoir of his experiences in the early days of commericial and military aviation in the 1930s to the 1950s. This work takes the form of individual vignettes that read like a novel and mostly notes events during, shortly before or shortly after an air flight. --- In full textured brown and lavender paper-covered boards, with spine titling in white. Volume bears original 1961 publication date, but possibly published c.1970s-... 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', a... 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 Know... 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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Geronimo: His Own Story

By: GERONIMO; BARRETT, S. M. & TURNER III, Frederick W. (editors)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1970

Stock No.: 82070

ISBN: 0525113088

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The life story of Geronimo, chief of the Apaches, is told in his own words. The book was written by the original editor, S. M. Barrett, who transcribed the words of Geronimo after translation by Geronimo's second cousin Asa Daklugie. This work further edited by Frederick W. Turner III, who also provides a lengthy introduction. With numerous black & white illustrations. --- In red-brown paper-covered boards backed in rust cloth with titling in gilt to spine. Volume lacks ... 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 lac... 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 ... 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, other... 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 textbloc... View more info

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Trout Bum

By: GIERACH, John

Price: $46.50

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Publishing Company: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82174

ISBN: 0871087154

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Fifth printing of this collection of observations on the subject of flyfishing by the committed trout bum and wit, John Gierach. Signed by the author on title page. With color frontis painting of a trout, repeated on back of jacket, and black & white drawings, all by by Michael Simon; foreword by Gary LaFontaine. Some of these stories first appeared in Flyfishing Magazine. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in off-white cloth, gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket ... View more info

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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By: GILBERT, Elizabeth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2006

Stock No.: 82250

ISBN: 0670034711

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Second printing of the author's engaging memoirs of her travels and adventures. In this work, she explains how following a disastrous divorce and subsequent unsuccessful love affair, she quit her job and traveled in Italy, India and Indonesia. --- In red and white paper-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket features images of pasta, beads and flowers to cover. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with a few minor creases, el... 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