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The Memory Chalet

By: JUDT, Tony

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Penguin Press: 2010

Stock No.: 74822

ISBN: 1594202893

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First Printing, First Editon. Author's memoir explores a wide range of subjects--from sex to America--as he faces his demise. In excellent condition, undamaged. Jacket in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages View more info

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The World of John Burroughs

By: KANZE, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated: 1993

Stock No.: 79171

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


This beautiful work profiles the life, associates, and surroundings of naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921). Mr. Burroughs, based in New York's Hudson Valley, was able to convey his love for nature through his many popular writings, which often appeared in magazines of his day. This work with 117 illustrations, 54 of which are in color. Indexed. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket with images of Burroughs and his simple cabin on covers. --- A Near Fine copy: clean, sound and unmarked in similar jacket.; 4to 11" - 13&... View more info

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Dickens: A Biography

By: KAPLAN, Fred

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company, Inc.: 1988

Stock No.: 80524

ISBN: 0688043410

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Fourth printing of the author's hefty biography of Charles Dickens, the great English novelist famous for "A Tale of Two Cities", "Great Expectations", "A Christmas Carol" and so many other great works. With a section of black & white photos. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In buff paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket features drawing of Dickens on cover. --- With slight smudge to cover and prior owner's sticker to front paste-down, else a bright, clean, firm copy. Unclipped jacket with slight rubbing but otherw... View more info

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Silver Dollar: The Story of the Tabors

By: KARSNER, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1976

Stock No.: 80782

ISBN: 0517184915

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A biography of H. A. W. Tabor, and his wives and children. Mr. Tabor was an early silver-mine baron and later politician and generally well-connected leader in the new Colorado territory. With 9 black & white illustrations including frontis portrait of Mr. Tabor. --- This reprint edition of the original 1932 issuance by Covici Friede, Inc. in red paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; printed on buff-colored leaves. Book protected in dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with a hint of sunning to spine, else bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); ix, 354 pages View more info

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God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life

By: KENGOR, Paul

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Regan Books / HarperCollins, Harper Collins: 2004

Stock No.: 71785

ISBN: 0060571411

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan wasn't known as an outwardly religious man, but in this biography, Paul Kengor reveals the depth of Reagan's Christian faith. --- In tan and brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features photographic portraits of Mr. Reagan to both front and back panels. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Unclipped jacket with slight creasing and shallow scratches, else bright and otherwise undamaged.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xiv, 402 pages View more info

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N by E

By: KENT, Rockwell

Price: $65.50

Publisher: New York, Brewer & Warren: 1930

Stock No.: 82770

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing, December 1970. The celebrated artist and adventurer Rockwell Kent set out on a voyage to Greenland with two companions in a small sailboat. Along the way, they encountered a storm and were shipwrecked. Kent describes the harrowing events that followed, along with dozens of his fantastic woodcut engraved illustrations, which appear on nearly every other page. Also with 8 full-page Kent woodcuts, which he describes as ". . .less illustrative of the text than supplementary to it." --- In ivory cloth covers with navy blue compass motif and lettering, cover & spine; ... View more info

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Around the World with Kipling

By: KIPLING, Rudyard (subject)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1926

Stock No.: 73167

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


The writings in this work aren't actually by Mr. Kipling, but rather by writers who examine his world travels. In maroon cloth on board covers, top edge gilt. Paste-on title panel, spine. With numerous illustrations and fold-out map showing Mr. Kipling's world travels. Indexed. With clean, unmarked interior. Plain dust wrapper is chipped and w/tears; in removable mylar protector. ; The Mandalay Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 121 pages View more info

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The Gift Horse: Report on a Life

By: KNEF, Hildegard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1971

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 75144

ISBN: 007035085X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated First (U.S.) Edition, copyright page. In full maroon cloth-covered boards w/decorations and titling in gilt and silver on spine. Interior clean, bright and firm. Jacket with sm. tear at tail of spine; light chafing at extremities. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 384 pages View more info

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Winston Churchill: A Biography (Second Edition Enlarged)

By: KRAUS, René

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1941

Stock No.: 71157

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A second, enlarged edition of René Kraus's biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Mr. Kraus uses rather elegant, sweeping language (sometimes tending toward hagiography) to describe the momentous events of Churchill's life, from childhood through the ascendancy of Churchill to the Prime Ministership in 1940. Includes 12 plates bearing b&w photos with images from the subject's life, including frontis photographic portrait of Sir Winston. Indexed. --- In red cloth-covered boards with titling in red on gilt cover and spine blocks; red topstain. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked, tig... View more info

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Samuel Johnson: A Biography

By: KRUTCH, Joseph Wood

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79137

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Stated first printing, copyright page. The noted Columbia University professor's biography of Dr. Samuel Johnson. With illustrations depicting Johnson and some of the places he frequented. With expensive reference material at rear of volume. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling on black blocks. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With sunning to cloth and some yellowing to interior leaves of this wartime edition; else a sound, clean copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 599 pages View more info

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Hardball: The Education of a Baseball Commissioner

By: KUHN, Bowie; APPEL, Martin (editorial assistant)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1987

Stock No.: 76046

ISBN: 0812912780

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Memoir by the commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1969 through 1984. During his tenure many tumultuous events occured, including the end of the reserve clause. With a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; indexed. --- In red quarter cloth over blue paper-covered hardcovers with titling in silver on spine & cover. Interior clean and unmarked; covers with minor wear. Jacket with minor rubbing and a 1-inch tear at front flap. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 453 pages View more info

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The New Grove Modern Masters: Bartok, Stravinsky, Hindemith (The Composer Biography Series)

By: LAMPERT, Vera et al.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1984

Stock No.: 80190

ISBN: 0393016935

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A U.S. edition of biographies of notable composers Béla Bartók (by Laszlo Somfai and Vera Lampert), Igor Stravinsky (by Eric Walter White and Jeremy Noble) and Paul Hindemuth (by Ian Kemp). An entry in the The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians series, edited and with a preface, by Stanley Sadie. Includes numerous b&w photos, musical notations and listings of the works of the musicicans profiled here. --- In textured navy paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features black and white portrait of Stravinsky. --- A clean, firm copy lacking obvious damages. Unc... View more info

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The World War II 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World War

By: LANGER, Howard J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, New Page Books/Career Press, Inc.: 2002

Stock No.: 79085

ISBN: 1564145069

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Biographical sketches, from 1 to 100, of influential World War II personages. Each profile is accompanied by a black & white photo. --- In full black and blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with composite photo of leading figures of the war. --- With light chafing to front cover edge and slight discoloration to covers; textblock is firm, bright and unmarked. Jacket with scratches to front cover; is otherwise bright and intact. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 335 pages View more info

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"Life Was Meant to Be Lived" A Centenary Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt

By: LASH, Joseph P.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1984

Stock No.: 74717

ISBN: 0393018776

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First Edition; first printing w/full number line, copyright page. In full blue cloth-covered boards. Gift inscription on endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. With numerous b&w and color photos. Jacket with minor abrasions along extremites; priceclipped flap. ; 8-3/4 in. wide x 10-1/4 in. tall; 198 pages View more info

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Roosevelt and Churchill, 1939-1941: The Partnership That Saved the West

By: LASH, Joseph P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co. , Inc.: 1976

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 71403

ISBN: 0393055949

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. Examination of relationship between Sir Winston and FDR in a good copy. In full red cloth covers with European maps (front endpapers) and Pacific theatre maps (back endpapers) as well as a section of b&w photos in mid-volume. Dust wrapper chipped at edges and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 528 pages View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A triumph

By: LAWRENCE, T[homas]. E[dward].

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company , Inc.: 1938

Stock No.: 83442

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


1938 printing of the trade edition, published after a private edition of 1926. With prefaces by A. W. Lawrence and T. E. Shaw (who explains he made this abridgement of the original work. T. E. Lawrence changed his name to T. E. Shaw in 1923). --- An account of the Arab revolt in 1916-18 against the ruling Ottoman Empire in the Arabian Peninsula from Lawrence's point of view as a British Army officer. With 54 striking black & white illustrations, including frontis portraits of the author in plaster; as well as later in Arab costume along other major players. Volume includes four maps of the Lev... View more info

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Sibelius: Schirmer Books, The Master Musicians series

By: LAYTON, Robert

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Schirmer Books / Macmillan Publishing Company: 1993

Stock No.: 82604

ISBN: 0028713222

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first printing of the fourth edition of author's biography of Jean Sibelius (1865-1957), the great Finnish composer and national hero to Finland. With extensive discussion of technical aspects of his music, and with musical notations. Includes a section of black & white plates depicting people and scenes from the composer's life. An entry in the publisher's series: The Master Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in black cloth with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Albert Edelfelt drawn portrait of Sibelius to back panel. --- A bright, tightly-... View more info

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Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld

By: LEAMER, Lawrence

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79648

ISBN: 0671417347

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A biography of the lengendary conqueror of Everest (via the West Ridge), described on the jacket in part as a story of ". . .a book about spritual and moral adventure." With a section of black and white plates depicting scenes from Willi Unsoeld's life. --- In light blue paper-covered boards backed in navy cloth, with red foil titling stamped on spine. Jacket with photos of Mr. Unsoeld and Everest on cover. --- With remainder mark rubberstamped to textblock edge, light soiling to textblock top edge and prior owner's... View more info

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Paulina Preferred: A Lover of Nature Finds His Shangri-La in the High Cascades

By: LINCK, James G

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon U. S. A., Binfords & Mort: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79163

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The author's memoir of his adventures fishing, etc. on and around Paulina Lake in Deschutes National Forest, Oregon. With numerous b&w photos; drawing of Paulina Falls at endpapers. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket with drawing of boaters enjoying the lake. --- A clean, sound copy with just slightly yellowed leaves. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges, in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages View more info

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"WE"

By: LINDBERGH, Charles A.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press: [1927-30]

Stock No.: 76706

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


A facsimile copy of the first edition, with the copyright page statement: 'This is a copy of the First Edition of "WE".' Mr. Lindbergh's memoir, in which he provides extensive detail about his historic solo first flight across the Atlantic, begins with his childhood and includes much information about his post-flight reception by delirious crowds in both Europe and the U.S. Includes 48 black & white photos. --- In dark blue gilt-stamped cloth-covered boards. In blue jacket which is missing nearly half of upper front cover (including the part bearing the number N-X-211 from the right wi... View more info

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The 1962 Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 56 of limited "Posse Edition" of 61 copies)

By: LIPSEY, John J. (editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81663

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Number 56 of 61 in this limited "Posse Edition". The 18th 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 1962 version includes stories about early publishers and printers, guns and gun lore, and a biography of Will James; among other topics. The stories are accompanied by lots of black & white photos, maps and drawings; some by Archie Musick. Edited by John J. Lipsey. --- In gold cloth-covered boards w... View more info

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The History of Napoleon Buonaparte (Everyman's Library #3)

By: LOCKHART, John Gibson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1909

Stock No.: 82416

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A 1909 reprint edition of the biography of France's Napoleon Bonaparte by the Scottish son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott. Lockhart's biography of Scott has been compared to James Boswell's "Life of Johnson". With an unattributed introduction (likely penned by EL series editor Ernest Rhys). An entry in Everyman's Biography series; EL #3. --- In the style 1 Dutton library binding in full rust cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling, decorations, and loop to spine; Dutton name to tail of spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, discol... View more info

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Straight On Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham

By: LOVELL, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1987

Stock No.: 80233

ISBN: 0312010966

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


3rd printing, U.S. edition, of this biography of Beryl Markham, whose many accomplishments included the first solo flight across the Atlantic "the hard way", bucking headwinds from Europe to America. With lots of black and white photos; indexed. --- In olive paper-covered boards backed in ivory cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with portraits of Markham on the front and back covers. --- With a little sunning to edges of covers, else a clean, bright copy. Unclipped jacket with 1-inch tear and major crease to back cover, else bright and intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall... View more info

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Bismarck, the History of a Fighter

By: LUDWIG, Emil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1927

Stock No.: 75510

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A biography of the German chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul. Third printing. With numerous b&w photos. In full blue-grey cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- In good shape, volume is clean and firm but leaves have separated at front of volume, exposing webbing. Cover edges with some wear. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 661 pages View more info

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William Dean Howells: An American Life

By: LYNN, Kenneth S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81201

ISBN: 0151421773

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition of this biography of the noted American novelist and critic, who, per the jacket flap, ". . .counted such polar opposites as Mark Twain and Henry James as his closest friends." With a section of black & white photos. --- In brown cloth with titling stamped in silver and grey on spine. Jacket with photographic portrait by Janet M. Cummings on cover. --- With Christmastime gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, firmly bound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with minor rubbing and creasing, else intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall) ; (10), 372 pa... View more info

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The Sage of Monticello

By: MALONE, Dumas

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1981

Stock No.: 73948

ISBN: 0316544639

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Sixth and final volume in author's Pulitzer-winning examination of the life of the third US President; covers the period from the end of his presidency through his retirement years in Monticello. In navy full-cloth covers with Jefferson medallion design in gilt on cover; titling in gilt on spine. Publisher's navy topstain. With an introduction by the author; plus several inserted plates featuring b&w photos and index. With bumped corner; otherwise clean, unmarked and firm. Dust jacket has slight sunning at spine, insignificant chafing; with orig. $19.95 flap price and in removable mylar protec... View more info

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company: 1983

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 78481

ISBN: 0316545031

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. This work, also known as simply "Visions of Glory", is the first in planned but sadly unrealized trilogy solely by Manchester of the life of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill who only made it through two volumes. Exhaustive detail of the period from his birth in 1874 up through 1932. With copious photos, maps, select bibliography and extensive index and source notes. --- In full black cloth covers with gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket with early photo of Sir Winston in full dress military uniform. --- Volume is firm but with light sunning at cover edges; ... View more info

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The Death of a President: November 20-November 25, 1963

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1967

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 81302

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A painstakingly detailed analysis of the assassination of John F. Kennedy by the noted 20th century historian, William Manchester in a full-sized book club edition. With a section of maps showing venues involved at rear of volume along with an index. --- In full blue cloth covers with gilt-stamped spine titling. Simple navy blue jacket with full-sized photographic portrait of Manchester on back cover. --- With edgewear & with mildly bumped corners. Interior with rubberstamped previous owner's info., front free endpaper; otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket chipped, with tears at e... View more info

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American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1978

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82859

ISBN: 0316544981

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of this detailed and extensive biography of five-star General Douglas MacArthur of the U.S. Army. General MacArthur served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and rose to the rank of General of the Army. He also served in World War I, the Korean War, was superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and was awarded the Medal of Honor. With dozens of black & white photos and ten pages of maps. Chronology of the General's life at endpapers. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with star-festooned laurel wreath in blind to cover, along with author's... View more info

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory -and- Alone (2 volume set in slipcase)

By: MANCHESTER, William

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1983, 1988

Stock No.: 82872

ISBN: 0316058165

Condition: Very Good+


The first and second volumes in William Manchester's planned trilogy of the life of Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965). Both volumes with copious photos, maps and extensive index and source notes. These works cover, in exhaustive detail, Mr. Churchill's life until his appointment as Prime Minister after the outbreak of World War II. --- Volumes in grey paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with spine titling in gilt. The books are protected in a shared slipcase, which bears the original dust jacket art from the original issuances of these two works. --- With a nasty bump to corner of s... View more info

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A Hero All His Life: A Memoir by the Mantle Family

By: MANTLE, Merlyn, Mickey Jr., David and Dan; HERSKOWITZ, Mickey

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 1996

Stock No.: 77365

ISBN: 0060183632

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


3rd Printing. The widow and three sons of Mickey Mantle, the great New York Yankee slugger, present this memoir of their lives with 'The Mick'. Includes a section of b&w plates; indexed. --- In black quarter cloth over light blue paper-covered boards and titling in silver on spine; Mr. Mantle's facsimile signature in silver on cover. --- With a black remainder mark to lower textblock edge; else a bright, clean, firm copy. Dust jacket bears original $25/$35.50 flap price; is very nice. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 260 pages View more info

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The Buckleys: A Family Examined

By: MARKMANN, Charles Lam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company, Inc.: 1973

Stock No.: 78409

ISBN: 0688001521

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Second printing. The family of William F. Buckley, Sr. is profiled here. Much of the emphasis is on the many accomplishments of William F. Buckley, Jr. and his brother, James Buckley. --- In mustard paper-covered boards with black cloth back. Jacket with Alfred Eisenstadt b&w photo of Mrs. William F. Buckley Sr. and 7 of her children. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with a nick to cover edge. Bright jacket with small tears along edges & retailer's back cover sticker, price-clipped flap. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 365 pages View more info

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From Mexican Days to the Gold Rush: Memoirs of James Edward Marshall and Edward Gould Buffum Who Grew Up with California (Lakeside Classics No. 91)

By: MARSHALL, James Wilson; BUFFUM, Edward Gould (authors); NUNIS, Doyce B. (editor)

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1993

Stock No.: 81055

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A Lakeside Classic edition, presenting the memoirs of James Edward Marshall and Edward Gould Buffum. Marshall was the discoverer of gold in California. Buffum arrived in California when it was a mere Mexican outpost, and witnessed its the incredible growth from 1847 to 1852. Edited by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. --- Includes two color maps of California, a frontis engraved illustration of a California gold-seerker, and several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 91 in a series of annually published works continuously produced since 1903 by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, owners of the Lakeside Pre... View more info

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Wenn es Krieg gibt, gehen wir in die Wüste (When There is War, We Go into the Desert) in German language

By: MARTIN, Henno

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Windhoek, Namibia, Verlag der Namibia Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft: 1995

Stock No.: 80148

ISBN: 0949995258

Condition: Near Fine


German language. A softcover edition of the author's account of his experiences in present-day Namibia during World War II. German nationals Henno Martin and partner Hermann Korn, were working geologists in the former German colony of South-West Africa (now Nambia). When war broke out, they decided to wait it out in a remote desert canyon area to avoid internment. This work with plenty of black and white photos and a fold-out map of the areas in which they worked. --- With faint soiling to covers, else a clean, bright, newish copy. ------ Ein softcover Ausgabe des Autors Konto seiner Erfahrung... View more info

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Peter the Great His Life and His World

By: MASSIE, Robert K.

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74759

ISBN: 0394500326

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition. With 24 pgs. of photos and maps. In full black cloth-covered boards w/titling in gilt on spine. Maps of Western Europe and of St. Petersburg at endpapers. With prev. owner's inked name, front free endpaper; otherwise a bright, firm, clean copy. Jacket with some rubbing and small tears; in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 909 pages View more info

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Disraeli: A Picture of the Victorian Age (Modern Library #46.2)

By: MAUROIS, André

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1957]

Stock No.: 83569

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of the biography of the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, from a French perspective. During his term, Britain greatly strengthened her worldwide empire. Translated from the French by Hamish Miles. With an unattributed biographical note about the author. Jacket with E. McKnight Kauffer image of Disraeli to front panel. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1957 (though 1955 date appears in book). ML #... View more info

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Proust (Past Masters series)

By: MAY, Derwent

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78964

ISBN: 0192876120

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A concise critique of the writings of Marcel Proust, with focus on Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past" as well as Proust's treatment of French society. An entry in the publisher's Past Masters series. --- In navy paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with out-of-focus image of Mr. Proust. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with a strip of faint yellowing to top edge; else bright and clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages View more info

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Truman

By: McCULLOUGH, David

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1992

Stock No.: 77549

ISBN: 0671456547

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


22nd printing of the trade edition of the author's monumental biography of U. S. President Harry S. Truman. With three sections of b&w plates; indexed. --- A bright, firm copy but w/binder's glue near spine on lower textblock edge. Jacket in great shape. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1117 pages View more info

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John Adams

By: McCULLOUGH, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 2001

Stock No.: 77633

ISBN: 0684813637

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


19th printing. The author's stellar, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the second U. S. President, John Adams, draws heavily on his letters to and from his beloved wife Abigail. Includes numerous photos and drawings. With endnotes, bibliography and index. --- In full black paper-covered hardcovers with gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket with Gilbert Stuart portrait on the cover. --- A clean, firm copy but with some markings on textblock edges. Jacket with several tears along edges, is otherwise okay. ; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; 751 pages View more info

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The Wright Brothers

By: McCULLOUGH, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 81106

ISBN: 1476728747

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The acclaimed historian David McCullough tells the story of the aviation pioneer brothers. With plenty of photos depicting scenes from their lives as well as diary entries, letters and news publications. --- In blue and grey paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with photo of their famous Kitty Hawk flight on front and William B. McCullough photographic portrait of the author on back. --- With prior owner's sticker on front free endpaper, otherwise a bright, firm, sound copy. Unclipped dust jacket w... View more info