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

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... 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 cover... View more info

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A Jefferson Profile: As Revealed in His Letters

By: JEFFERSON, Thomas; PADOVER, Saul K. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, John Day Company: 1956

Stock No.: 60029

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Collection of Jefferson's letters in a sharp copy. In full green cloth covers w/facsimile T.J. signat. frt. DJ chipped (especially at head of spine) with price clipped flap; in mylar protector. Poignant gift inscription, front free endpaper.; 60029; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 359 pages View more info

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Churchill A Biography

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: Sixth Printing

Stock No.: 71393

ISBN: 0374123543

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Large volume covers Sir Winston's incredible life in considerable detail. In black paperboard cover. Spine information in bright gilt; stated 6th printing on publisher's pg. DJ in great shape, slight stains back and in Brodart protector. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 1002 pages View more info

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Churchill: A Biography

By: Jenkins, Roy

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Plume/Penguin: 2002

Stock No.: 60155

ISBN: 0452283523

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A thick, tight paperbound copy of author's biography of Winston Churchill. A clean, bright copy, with 1001 pgs. with lots of photos (including a section of Mr Churchill's paintings in full color) and index. A comprehensive biography of the late British Prime Minister and author, who led Britain through World War II. ; 60155; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 1001 pages View more info

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A Texas Ranger (Lakeside Classics No. 90)

By: JENNINGS, N. A. (author); PROCTER, Ben (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 1992

Stock No.: 81056

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoir of "Al" Jennings, describing the chaotic situation in Texas following the Civil War. Raiders from Mexico were ever-present, and lawlessness was the order of the day. Peace and order were restored by the Texas Rangers. Edited by Ben Procter. --- Includes a color map of South Texas, a frontis photographic portrait of a mounted Texas Ranger, and several additional illustrations and photos. With a listing of all works... View more info

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Shalom, Friend : The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin

By: Jerusalem Report Staff; Horovitz, David (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Newmarket Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 31509

ISBN: 155704287X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Biography of the late Yitzhak Rabin by the staff of the Jerusalem Report. Details his life from birth in Jerusalem to his death at the hand of an assassin in 1995. First printing with full number line, publisher's page. Filled with pictures, 314 pgs. In top shape; with dust jacket in removable mylar protector. Orig. $24.95 price unclipped. ; 31509; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Charles Dickens His Tragedy and Triumph

By: JOHNSON, Edgar

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1977

Stock No.: 76299

ISBN: 067021227X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A comprehensive, hefty biography of the great English novelist. With two sections of b&w illustrations and photos. Indexed. --- A clean, bright copy but with some cover soiling and rubbing. Lacks a dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 601 pages View more info

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Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph (Two Volume Set)

By: JOHNSON, Edgar

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80955

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Book club edition. A two-volume, detailed biography of the great English novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Each volume with a section of black & white illustrations and photos, and with illustrations from his novels scattered through the books. With endnotes, genealogical charts, bibliography and detailed index. --- In full grey cloth covers with gilt-stamped titling on crimson cover & spine blocks. Dust jackets not present. --- Both volumes with dulled but readable ... View more info

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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 Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero

By: KALUSH, William; SLOMAN, Larry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2006

Stock No.: 82035

ISBN: 0743272072

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A third printing of this comprehensive biography of magician, "escape artist" and sometime spy Harry Houdini (1874-1826). Mr. Houdini was so adept at escaping from impossible situations that he became a huge international star. This work with numerous black & white photos and illustrations. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling in red foil. Dust jacket with images of Houdini on front and back. --- An about Fine copy lacking damages worthy of mentio... 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 Bur... 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 an... 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 cle... 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/Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: Sixth Printing

Stock No.: 71785

ISBN: 0060571411

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Good copy, clean and bright. Slight amount of curling, top edge of DJ. Insignificant bump near mid front hinge. Interior clean & bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 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 ... 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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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

By: KRAKAUER, Jon

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 1997

Stock No.: 31514

ISBN: 0679457526

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Sixth printing of Jon Krakauer's account of the large expedition of 1996 to climb Evererst, in which the author took part. Though Krakauer made it to the summit, five other members of the expedition died in the effort and another had such severe frostbite that his hand had to be amputated. With a section of black & white plates depicting scenes from Everest, as well as woodcut drawings by Randy Rackliff. Maps by Anita Karl of the Everest area to endpapers. --- In grey an... View more info

Winston Churchill A Biography

By: KRAUS, Rene

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 71157

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No DJ. Life of Sir Winston chronicled from roots of family and his birth through beginning of his Prime Ministership. In full red cloth covers w/gilt painted title/author info. Front and spine. Dotted with photos; indexed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 415 pages 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&#... 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 p... 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-stamp... 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... 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

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

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: $12.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 82152

ISBN: 0140181229

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A trade paperback edition of T. E. Lawrence's famous 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 black & white drawings by Eric Kennington; as well as a section of photos and drawings including two of Lawrence in Arab costume along with other major players. Also included are maps of the Levant and Arabian Penisula areas. Mr. Lawrence is best known as 'Lawren... 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... 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 Eve... View more info

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

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... 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 b... 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 ... 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 spi... View more info

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Ernst Jünger

By: LOOSE, Gerhard

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 78735

ISBN: 0805724796

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


First edition, inscribed and signed by author on title page thus: "To Jean/with love/Gerhard." A biography of the prolific German author who served in the German armed forces in both world wars but resisted the Nazi leadership of World War II. One in publisher's World Authors Series: Germany. --- In green buckram, with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Frontis portrait of Mr. Jünger. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A bright, clean, firm copy but... 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 c... 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... View more info

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An Essay on John Milton (Eclectic English Classics series)

By: MACAULAY, Lord (Thomas Babington Macaulay)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1894

Stock No.: 80921

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A critical review of the writings of 17th Century English poet John Milton by the noted historian and statesman Lord Macauley (Thomas Babington Macaulay). With an engraved frontis portrait of Milton and a rather lengthy, unattributed introduction. An entry in publisher's "Eclectic English Classics" series. --- In brown paper-covered boards with titling and decorations in darker brown. No particular edition stated. --- With penciled notations & inked owner informa... View more info