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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

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The Personal History of Henry the Eighth (Modern Library #265.1)

By: HACKETT, Francis

Price: $23.00

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

Stock No.: 81901

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of the author's lively biography of the despotic English King, first published in 1929 by Horace Liveright. Indexed, with a foreword by the author. Volume wrapped in jacket with colorful Paul Galdone illustration on cover. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on maroon spine & cover blocks / faded red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 385 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1959 (though 1945 date appears in book). ML #265.1. --- With some loss of cover gilding, some light tanning to leaves, else a clean, sturd... View more info

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The Book of Courage

By: HAGEDORN, Hermann

Price: $17.50

Publisher: John C. Winston Co.: 1933

Stock No.: 74858

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


With illustrations by Frank Godwin; maps by Edwin C. Eirich. 1933 edition. In navy blue cloth-covered boards with Godwin color illustration of ship pasted to front cover; most of the titling information on front cover and spine has rubbed off. Interior with numerous color and b&w illustrations. Leaves have separated at front of volume, exposing webbing and loose front cover; but volume is reasonably firm and solid. Covers with chafing and bumps. --- Author's compilation of true-life stories of heros, from Socrates and Hannibal to Gandhi and Lindbergh. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 425 pa... View more info

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The Log of a Forty-Niner: Journal of a Voyage From Newburyport to San Francisco in the Brig Gen'l Worth Commanded By Captain Samuel Walton

By: HALE, Richard L.; RUSS, Carolyn Hale (editor)

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Boston, B. J. Brimmer Company: 1923

Stock No.: 80853

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A account of a voyage from Newburyport, Massachusetts to San Francisco by Richard L. Hale and subsequent adventures between 1849 and 1854. Edited from her father's manuscripts by his daughter Carolyn Hale Russ, who has supplied a foreword. With illustrations by Richard Hale, along with plates bearing photographic portraits and journal entries. --- In dark green paper-covered boards backed in navy cloth, with paper labels to cover and spine. --- Despite wear to cover edges, partial loss of spine label, prior owner's signature to front paste-down, and some discoloration to a few leaves volume re... View more info

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Vinnie Ream: The Story of the Girl Who Sculptured Lincoln

By: HALL, Gordon Langley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81074

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition, copyright page. A biography of Vinnie Ream (1847-1914), who gained fame for her sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. Despite her rather limited experience, she was allowed to model Lincoln's head; her completed sculpture now is located in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. --- In full rose paper-covered boards with image of the subject in black on cover (repeated on jacket). Dust jacket bears $3.50 flap price. --- With prior owners' signatures to front free endpaper and a spot of soiling to front cover, else a clean, sound copy. Jacket with a few small tears to edges... View more info

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The Art of Toulouse-Lautrec

By: HARRIS, Nathaniel

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Excalibur Books: 1981

Stock No.: 78485

ISBN: 0896730891

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


The life and art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are detailed in this oversize work. With full-color plates throughout. Examples of the artist's work at endpapers and on covers of both book and jacket. --- In bright pictorial paper-covered boards. A clean, firm copy lacking significant damages (though jacket with moderate edge creasing). ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages View more info

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Battling for the National Parks (inscribed and signed by the author)

By: HARTZOG Jr., George B.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Mt. Kisco, New York, Moyer Bell Limited: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82255

ISBN: 0918825709

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


A memoir of the retired director of the National Park Service, George B. Hartzog, Jr. In this work, Mr. Hartzog describes his quest to preserve park lands and candidly assesses the state of the NPS. Includes an introduction by Stewart L. Udall. This copy inscribed and signed by the author as a gift to Theodor ("Ted") Swem, former NPS associate and leader in the preservation movement. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Ansel Adams photo of redwood forest. --- With light pencilings to several leaves, else a clean, tightly-bound, brigh... View more info

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Mother and Son: The wartime correspondence of Isoko and Ichiro Hatano

By: HATANO, Isoko

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1962

Stock No.: 74536

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated First [US] Printing. In full green cloth-covered boards with titling on spine in black and white. Interior firm, bright and unmarked. Jacket has slight spine fading, is otherwise in great shape and w/orig. $3.75 flap price intact. --- A runaway bestseller in Japan when first published in 1950, this volume is translated from the French edition ('L'Enfant d'Hiroshima') by Margaret Shenfield. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages View more info

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Rilke and Benvenuta: A Book of Thanks

By: HATTINGBERG, Magda von

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1949

Stock No.: 81975

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


The friendship between Magda von Hattingberg and the noted Prague-born poet Rainer Maria Rilke is detailed through letters and diary entries in this collection. The two did not know one another when von Hattingberg (whom Rilke called Benvenuta) wrote to Rilke to praise his "Tales of the Almighty"; what followed was a voluminous correspondence and deep friendship. Rendered into English from the German by Cyrus Brooks. --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling on maroon blocks; volume in simple blue dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked, firmly-bound copy... View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. (Edited & abridged by Bertram H. Davis)

By: HAWKINS, Sir John

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79140

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first printing of this biography, written by the contemporary and friend of Dr. Johnson, first published in 1787. This modern edition edited, abridged and with an introduction by Johnson scholar Bertram H. Davis. With black & white frontis portrait of Johnson, painted by John Opie. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Green jacket repeats the Opie portrait. --- With a hint of sunning to top edge of cloth, else a sound, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with clipped flap, a few small tears; other... View more info

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Greene on Capri A Memoir

By: Hazzard, Shirley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2000

Stock No.: 71330

ISBN: 0374166757

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Newish copy of memoir of author and famed author Graham Greene on Capri. With repro of artist Jakob Philipp Hackert's 'Capri: The Mount Solaro' on front cover. In excellent cond. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 149 pages View more info

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Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century

By: HEINEMAN, Helen.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Athens, Ohio, Ohio University Press: 1982

Stock No.: 78805

ISBN: 0821403540

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated second printing, 1982. A biography of the remarkable Frances Milton Trollope, who after raising her children in England, traveled to America and established her store in Cincinnati. Later, she returned to England and wrote the highly-regarded "Domestic Manners of the Americans". Mrs. Trollope was the mother of novelist Anthony Trollope. Volume includes a section of b&w photos. --- In full green cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket cover with a grayscale Hervieu image of Mrs. Trollope. --- A clean, firm copy thought with sticker or tape removal traces to fron... View more info

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Pentimento

By: HELLMAN, Lillian

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1973

Edition: Third Printing

Stock No.: 71191

ISBN: 0316355208

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Noted author's collection of profiles of people of her life. Book undamaged and clean in black & red full cloth. DJ curled, creased and torn and in mylar poly protector. Stated 3rd prtg publisher's page. Orig $7.95 DJ flap price unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 297 pages View more info

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The Dangerous Summer

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $19.00

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

Stock No.: 79839

ISBN: 0684183552

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Mr. Hemingway's magazine writing assignment covering the bullfighting season in Spain in 1959 turned into this book-length work. B&W photos in two sections. With an introduction by James A. Michener and glossary of terms and index. --- In blue quarter cloth over blue paper-covered boards, with red topstain, titling on spine and author facsimile signature on cover in gilt. Jacket with Larry Burrows portrait of Hemingway on back cover. --- With a couple of small soiled spots to covers, slight foxing to textblock edges, minor ... View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: 1996

Stock No.: 79847

ISBN: 068482499X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A paperback reprint edition of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously-published memoir of his early life in Paris in the 1920s. During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. With a section of black and white photos. --- In a trade paperback reprint edition with black & white photo of a Parisian café scene on cover. --- A firm, clean, unmarked copy though with retailer's sticker to back cover and a little curling to cover edges.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 pages View more info

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The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, The Complete Short Stories--Finca Vigia Edition and A Moveable Feast (6 Volume Set)

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Book-of-the-Month Club: 1993

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82427

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A six-volume reprint set, probably representing the best of Mr. Hemingway's writings. "Moveable Feast" includes a section of black & white plates, bearing scenes from the author's life. --- Each volume in beige paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth and with copper foil titling stamped on spines. Each volume bears author facsimile signature on title page and on back jacket cover. All dust jackets in brown with different period photos of the author on front, matched to the approximate date when he wrote the particular work. Jackets are protected in clear removable mylar wrappers. --... View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Book-of-the-Month Club: 1993

Stock No.: 83279

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A book club edition of the author's memoir, published posthumously. From the flap of the jacket: ". . .these sketches of Ernest Hemingway's life as a young man in Paris from 1921 to 1926 constitute a luminous love letter to the the city. . .". During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. Includes a section of black and white plates showing people and scenes from the author's life. With brief preface by Ernest Hemingway and a prefatory note by Mary Hemingway. --- In beig... View more info

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Hunting with Hemingway: Based on the Stories of Leicester Hemingway

By: HEMINGWAY, Hilary; LINDSAY, Jeffry P.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 2000

Stock No.: 76999

ISBN: 1573221597

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The daughter of Ernest Hemingway's younger brother, Leicester Hemingway shares some of her father's tales of big-game hunting with his brother. The stories were contained on a cassette tape left to her after her father's death. --- In olive and beige paper-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. --- A bright, clean, firm copy lacking apparent damages, in similar jacket. Dust jacket in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages View more info

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The Life and Work of Winslow Homer

By: HENDRICKS, Gordon

Price: $93.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1979

Stock No.: 82241

ISBN: 0810910632

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


First Edition. A handsome, hefty volume, displaying some of the best work of master painter Winslow Homer. With 440 illustrations, 68 of which are full color (about 372 in black & white). His life story is told here by author, alongside the artwork, sketches, drawings and photos. --- In full tan cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in navy blue on cover and spine. Dark blue endpapers. Jacket features a detail from one of the artist's seagoing works. With bibliography and index. --- The book had been presented by a group of people as a gift and is inscribed by them on the half title page; ... View more info

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Gold and Silver Colossus: William Morris Stewart and His Southern Bride

By: HERMANN, Ruth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sparks, Nevada, Dave's Printing & Publishing: 1975

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 80855

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A biography of Nevada's first U. S. Senator and influential mining attorney, with a supplemental biography of his wife, Annie Elizabeth Foote of Mississippi. A likely first edition, with plenty of black & white illustrations and photos. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. --- In full gold cloth-covered boards with titing in black on cover and spine. Dust jacket bears original $11.50 flap price, and bears 1893 Dalrymple color political cartoon on cover. --- A clean, unmarked, sturdy copy. Jacket with light chafing & a tear to edges; is otherwise bright and protected in removable mylar ... View more info

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Herndon's Life of Lincoln

By: HERNDON, William H.; WEIK, Jesse W.

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Fine Editions Press / World Publishing: 1949

Stock No.: 82577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A biography of Abraham Lincoln by his former Springfield law partner, William Herndon. The author drew on his voluminous correspondence with Lincoln after he became president. Mr. Herndon was assisted in preparing this work by Jesse W. Weik, who was granted equal authorship status. Included are numerous photographic portrait of Lincoln and others, taken from the Frederick Hill Meserve Collection, and copied without retouching. Edited, with introduction and notes by Paul M. Angle, who has supplied a preface. --- An entry in World Publishing's "Fine Editions Press" series, in terra cotta... View more info

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The Age of Napoleon

By: HEROLD, J. Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, American Heritage Publishing Co. / Harper & Row, Publishers: 1963

Stock No.: 41070

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


An account of the tumultuous reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Per the jacket flap, the author has attempted to write more than a mere biography, but rather a full account of the entire Napoleonic world. With a section of black & white illustrations, and with maps at endpapers showing military campaigns of Napoleon. This book has been adapted from the author's "The Horizon Book of the Age of Napoleon", with all of the text but only some of the illustrations of that earlier title. --- In red and black cloth-covered boards with gilt... View more info

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Life Sketches

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79217

ISBN: 0394577841

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first trade edition, copyright page. A collection of brief biographies of 18 individuals (or groups of individuals) who were important to the author, praised for his status as a "New Journalist" and who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his "A Bell For Adano". Photos of Mr. Hersey's subjects are sprinkled throughout. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket with Helen Knopf portrait of Mr. Hersey and his publisher, Alfred Knopf. --- A clean, sound copy lacking obvious damages. Bright jacket ... View more info

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The Dark Side of Camelot

By: HERSH, Seymour M.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 50290

ISBN: 0316359556

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, with full number line to copyright page. During his presidency, John F. Kennedy charmed the American people and the news media with his ready wit and handsome appearance. Following his assassination, his stock rose to the point of near-sainthood. It is against this backdrop that investigative journalist Seymour Hersh published this revealing look at the sinister side of JFK and the Kennedys, exposing election fraud, womanizing and general recklessness. --- In black and brown paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Simple jacket features a photo of a dashing-looki... View more info

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Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet] (Second Printing)

By: HERZOG, Maurice

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1953

Stock No.: 81277

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing, January, 1953. The author's account of the ascent of Annapurnia in Nepal by himself and Louis Lachenal in 1950. The descent was nearly a disaster, as Herzog suffered severe frostbite and loss of fingers and toes and had to be carried off the mountain by sherpas. This thrilling account of the feat was a huge bestseller. With color and b&w photos, maps (including color fold-out map at rear of volume). Translated into English from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith. With an introduction by Eric Shipton. Cartography and photography by Marcel Ichac. --- In light bl... View more info

Henry R. Luce A Political Portrait of the Man Who Created the American Century

By: Herzstein, Robert E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1994

Stock No.: 71023

ISBN: 0684193604

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Exceptional copy of biography of titan in American publishing world. Clean and tight w/o interior markings. Orig $30.00 DJ flap price intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages View more info

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Harold Pinter

By: Hinchliffe, Arnold P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1967

Stock No.: 71509

Condition: Very Good


Sharp copy of examination of the life and work of Harold Pinter, extraordinary English dramatist & Nobel prize winner. In full red covers w/bright gilt design & lettering spine & cover. DJ chipped at head of spine & edges; spine toned. W/priceclipped flap, in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages View more info

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The Power of Passion: Achieve Your Own Everests

By: HOBSON, Alan; CLARKE, Jamie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobson and Clarke: 2000

Stock No.: 80423

ISBN: 0968243002

Condition: Very Good


10th printing of this motivational work by two Canadian Everest summiteers. With all manner of inspirational words and quotations, as well as relections on their expedition to Everest. --- This softcover with photos of the authors on back cover. A clean, bright copy though with a little creasing to edges.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 192 pages View more info

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Citizen of New Salem

By: HORGAN, Paul, Illustrated by Douglas GORSLINE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1961

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 70094

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


Depiction of the early life of Abraham Lincoln, working (among other things) as a 'flatboatman' in New Salem, Illinois. In dandy shape, artwork on cover of a tree with gilt leaves, bright gilt lettering spine. Dotted w/illustrations throughout. DJ has sm tears; in removable mylar protector. ; LK41226; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter. Written by Himself Together with His Letters and Statements by His Friends; A Vindication

By: HORN, Tom

Price: $370.00

Publisher: Denver, Louthan Book Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82421

Condition: Very Good-


A first edition (thus) of the autobiography of Tom Horn, the notorious figure from the Old West. He has been described as a "packer, scout, interpreter, Chief of Scouts, prospector, rodeo champion, deputy sheriff, hired gun, Pinkerton agent, cattle detective, and murderer." Horn was convicted of murdering a 14-year-old boy (some say unjustly) and hanged in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1903. This memoir was written by Horn in jail while awaiting his sentence, possibly with assistance by others. Includes all of the original 13 plates. This softcover version was published at the same time as the ... View more info

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Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir

By: HOTCHNER, A. E.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1966

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 81614

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. A comprehensive, personal biography of Ernest Hemingway by his long-time friend. Includes a section of black and white plates depicting scenes from Hemingway's life. --- In black and brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; tan topstain. Jacket with photos of the author with Hemingway, and a Hemingway portrait. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and unmarked. Bright dust jacket with very light chafing to extremities, else undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xii, 304 pages View more info

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John Jay Chapman and His Letters

By: HOWE, M. A. DeWolfe

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79118

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A biography and collection of letters by the brilliant American author, literary critic and essayist John Jay Chapman (1862-1933). With 12 black and white photos on 11 plates. With Chapman bibliography and index. --- In full rust cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on black blocks, cover & spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With rounded cover corners, a little chafing to cloth edges, and prior owner's inked notation and signature on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, sound, unmarked copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (14), 499 pages View more info

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To Colorado's Restless Ghosts

By: HUNT, Inez; DRAPER, Wanetta W.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Denver, Sage Books: 1960

Stock No.: 81644

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


The authors, known for their previous writings about ghost towns in Colorado, turn their attention to ghosts in Colorado history. With several black & white photos. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with titling in dark red to cover and spine. Dust jacket with red monochrome image of broken bottle on cover. --- The boards are noticeably splayed and with prior owner's signature, otherwise a clean, unmarked, firmly bound copy. Unclipped jacket with light soiling and creases to edges, else intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 330 pages View more info

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Pathway to Judgment: A study of Earl Warren

By: HUSTON, Luther A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Chilton Books: 1966

Stock No.: 74225

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition. Nice copy, firm and tight; unmarked. Jacket is priceclipped, otherwise in nice condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages View more info

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The Pocket University Volume XVII: Part I, Autobiography, Writers & Part II, Autobiography, Actors

By: ILES, George (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page and Co: 1923

Stock No.: 80173

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A collection of 12 autobiographical sketches of notable writers, ranging from Charlotte Brontë to Joseph Conrad, paired with 5 autobiographical sketches of actors, including Joseph Jefferson and Tommaso Salvini. Edited by George Iles. Includes a frontis portrait of Mr. Conrad. Vol. XVII, Parts I and II of the publisher's Pocket University Series. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped decoration to cover, titling & decorations in blue on spine, top edge gilt. --- Spine is somewhat sunned but lettering is readable; interior has yellowed but lacks other markings and volume is sturdy... View more info

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

By: ISAACSON, Walter

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2003

Stock No.: 82435

ISBN: 0684807610

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


11th printing of Walter Isaacson's comprehensive look at the American founder's most interesting life. With numerous color and black & white plates in center section. --- In blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Charles Amedée Phillippe Van Loo color portrait of Franklin. --- An excellent copy: bright, unmarked and tightly-bound. Unclipped jacket also very nice.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); x, 590 pages View more info

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Xenophon: Soldier of Fortune

By: JACKS, L. V.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 75509

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First Edition w/Scribner A & colophon on copyright page. In red-orange full cloth-covered boards. Titling in gilt on cover & spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- In nice shape but with a bowed front cover and sunned spine. Penciled notes on half title page and somewhat yellowed interior pages. Volume firm and clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages View more info

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Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters (Two Volume Set)

By: JEAN-AUBRY, G[eorges].

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82551

Condition: Very Good


Stated first edition of this two-volume biography of Polish-British author Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), with a collection of Conrad's letters. The author, G. Jean-Aubry, was a music critic and great friend of Conrad. Each volume with tissue-guarded photographic portrait of Conrad: one at age 26 and the other at about age 65. Also with plates bearing images from scenes in Conrad's life. --- Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with Conrad facsimile signature in gilt to covers, spine titling also in gilt, cover fillets in blind and top edges gilt. Volumes lack the dust jackets. --- An excellent set... View more info