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

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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Selected Letters of Gustav Mahler

By: MARTNER, Knud (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 82605

ISBN: 0374258465

Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


A first U.S. printing of the selected letters of the great Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). First published in 1924 in an edition edited by his widow Alma Mahler. This is the first appearance (enlarged) of those letters in English, translated by Eithne Wilkins and edited by Knud Martner, who has supplied an introduction. Includes a section of black & white plates depicting some of the people the Mahler corresponded with. With end notes and extensive index at rear of volume. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Moriz Nähr photogra... 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: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1957]

Stock No.: 78055

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of the biography of the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Translated from the French By Hamish Miles. With unattributed biographical note about the author. --- In Toledano spine 8, w/red cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1943 (though 1942 date appears in book, along with erroneous "First Modern Library Edition 1942" statement). Jacket style g, verso advertises 291 titles in ML catalog. ML #46.2. --- With a little yellowing to interior leaves, otherwise an unmarked, c... 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: $11.00

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. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" 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

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Truman

By: McCULLOUGH, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1993

Stock No.: 82978

ISBN: 0671869205

Condition: Very Good+


A paperback edition of the author's monumental biography of U. S. President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). With three sections of b&w plates; indexed. The author was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1993 for this work. --- In stiff wraps featuring Wendell Minor color illustration. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy but with slight soiling to back cover edge.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 1117 pages View more info

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The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 (Third Edition)

By: MEEKER, Ezra

Price: $46.50

Publisher: Omaha, Nebraska, Ezra Meeker: [c.1906-1920s]

Stock No.: 80679

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Stated third edition. A relic from the pioneer days, this work is an account of Ezra Meeker's trip with an ox and cow team along the Oregon Trail from the Missouri River in the east to Puget Sound in the west (in 1852) and back from west to east with an ox team at the age of 76 (in 1906). With many black & white photos. Self-published by the author. --- In full dark green cloth-covered boards with black & white photo of author and ox team pasted on cover. Likely published c.1906-1920s, though 1906 date appears in the book. --- Covers have darkened, with wear to edges of cloth and mottled spots... View more info

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My Life in the Mountains and on the Plains: The Newly Discovered Autobiography (The American Exploration and Travel Series)

By: MERIWETHER, David; GRIFFEN, Robert A. (editor)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 1966

Stock No.: 81276

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Stated second printing. Little was known about the early life of this former territorial governor of New Mexico and U. S. Senator from Kentucky before this autobiography was published in 1965. David Meriwether (1800-1892) was born in Virginia and raised in the wilds of Kentucky. He was a trader on the upper Missouri, a buffalo hunter, a prisoner of the Spaniards in Santa Fe, a farmer and key member of the Kentucky legislature. With several black & white photos and a foreword by Meriwether's grandson, John H. Graves. Edited and with an introduction by Robert A. Griffen. Indexed. Number 46 in pu... View more info

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Storied Landscapes A Journey

By: MERRETT, Elisabeth

Price: $12.50

Publisher: San Jose, Writers Club Press: 2002

Stock No.: 74307

ISBN: 0595210244

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Author revisits the Oregon Indian Reservation of her father. Includes exerpts from 'On the Reservation' by Sherman Graff. A clean, bright, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 113 pages View more info

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The Best of Oregon

By: Metzler, Ken

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon U. S. A., Timber Press, Inc: 1986

Stock No.: 71281

ISBN: 0881920282

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Author takes the reader on a tour of the Beaver state in this interesting look at Oregon. In great shape, with 2 or 3 very small tears upper DJ edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages View more info

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Childhood

By: MEYNELL, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1913

Stock No.: 75102

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A charming, compact edition in full grey-blue cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in gilt on covers and spine. With sunned spine, penciled endpaper notes, and some interior foxing; but overall a firm, clean copy. Lacks a dust jacket.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 65 pages View more info

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Mark Twain on the Mississippi

By: MIERS, Earl Schenck

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The World Publishing Company: 1957

Stock No.: 76526

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated first edition, copyright page. A fictionalized account of the youth of Samuel Clemens, but (per the author) largely truth[ful]. Written for a youthful audience. With illustrations by Robert Frankenberg. Includes a postscript which explains 'where fact and fancy divide.' --- In full cream cloth-covered boards with steamboat illustration on cover, titling on spine (both in brown). A clean, bright, unmarked copy. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages View more info

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Thomas Hardy: A Biography

By: MILLGATE, Michael

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1985

Stock No.: 78924

ISBN: 0192814729

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A comprehensive biography of the acclaimed author Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) by University of Toronto professor Michael Millgate. Includes 2 sections of b&w photos. --- Softcover, in excellent, likely unread condition, but leaves have yellowed a little.; Oxford Paperbacks; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 637 pages View more info

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Dostoevsky: His Life and Work

By: MOCHULSKY, Konstantin (author); MINIHAN, Michael A. (translator)

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1976

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 81999

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


First U. S. Edition of this hefty, comprehensive biography of the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Translated from the Russian, and with an introduction by Michael A. Minihan. Per the jacket flap, this work examines Dostoevsky using ". . .two closely interwoven strands: the critical and the biographical." Indexed. --- In full charcoal cloth-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling on blue block; frontis image of Dostoevsky, repeated on jacket. --- A very nice copy: clean, and bright but with prior owner's signature to front free endpaper. Unclipped dust jac... View more info

Image for Saints: A Visual Almanac of the Virtuous, Pure, Praiseworthy, and Good

Saints: A Visual Almanac of the Virtuous, Pure, Praiseworthy, and Good

By: MORGAN, Tom

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Chronicle Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70055

ISBN: 0811805492

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


First printing. Per the jacket flap, this ". . .beautiful book is filled with the amazing and heartrending stories of over 120 saints--from the best known to the most obscure." Descriptions of the saints are accompanied by dozens of historic illustrations. --- In tan pictorial paper-covered boards. Jacket with detail from Francesco del Cossa's "Saint Lucy" to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and newish. Jacket also in great shape, but with small tear near tail of spine and retailer's sticker to back flap; protected in archival mylar protector.; Oblong 16mo - 6... View more info

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Composers on Music: An Anthology of Composers' Writings from Palestrina to Copland

By: MORGENSTERN, Sam (editor)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwood Press, Publishers: 1969

Stock No.: 79204

ISBN: 0837111471

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The writings of noted classical composers on the topic of their music are compiled in this volume. Stated first printing of this reprint edition (original publication date was 1956). --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A firm, clean, bright copy but with a couple of scratches to front cover. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xxiii, 584 pages View more info

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Theodore Rex

By: MORRIS, Edmund

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2001

Stock No.: 74419

ISBN: 0394555090

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Second Printing. In black paper-covered boards with gilt titling & decorations, spine. Interior bears numerous photos; indexed. Bright, clean & unmarked. DJ intact and complete; bears orig. $35 flap price. The highly acclaimed sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt' of Teddy Roosevelt in an attractive, undamaged copy. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 772 pages View more info

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1958 Brand Book of the Denver Westerners: Volume XIV (No. 41 of the "Posse Edition" of 60 copies)

By: MUMEY, Nolie (editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1959

Stock No.: 81670

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The 1958 edition is the fourteenth in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books present historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from various places in the American West. In this edition some of the topics covered are: a brief history of saddles, a history of the Denver Mint and a profile of Sacajawea, Indian heroine, along with other topics. The stories are accompanied by black & white photos and drawings. With color frontis painting of a buffalo herd, "The Monarch of the Plains", by Robert L... View more info

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Original Contributions to Western History: 1951 Brand Book of the Denver Westerners, Volume VII (No. 408 of the "Regular Edition" of 500 copies)

By: MUMEY, Nolie (editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / The Artcraft Press: 1952

Stock No.: 81671

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The 1951 edition is the seventh in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books present historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from various places in the American West. In this edition some of the topics covered are: "The Way They Killed the Buffalo" by Charles B. Roth, "Governor Charles Bent: Pioneer and Martyr" by Harold H. Dunham and "By Train in 1875" by Agnes Wright Spring, along with other topics. The stories are accompanied by black & white photos, maps and drawings. Illu... View more info

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1973 Brand Book Volume XXIX of the Denver Westerners (No. 56 of limited "Posse Edition" of 1000 copies)

By: MUTCHLER, Dr. Robert W. (editor)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81664

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Number 59 of 1000 in this limited "Posse Edition". The 24th 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 1973 version includes poetry by Thomas Hornsby Ferril, art and design by John H. Flores. Includes long-time Denver bookseller Fred Rosenstock's reminiscence, "The Denver I Remember". The book is dedicated to Mr. Rosenstock. Also included are topics such as Saloons in the West, Pueblo Indian... View more info

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India: A Wounded Civilization

By: NAIPAUL, V [idiadhar]. S [urajprasad].

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Books / Random House: 1977

Stock No.: 70252

ISBN: 0394724631

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The author, born in Trinidad of Indian parents, writes of his perceptions of India after traveling there. In his foreword, Mr. Naipaul writes that "India. . .isn't my home and cannot be my home; and yet I cannot reject it or be indifferent about it. . ." --- A softcover copy in tan wraps. --- A Very Good copy but with slight tanning to leaves.; LK41401; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; 192 pages View more info

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The Enigma of Arrival

By: NAIPAUL, V. [Vidiadhar] S. [Surajprasad]

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 72308

ISBN: 0394509714

Condition: Very Good


Nobel prizewinner's novel is an introspective look at his own life; tracks his migration from his native Trinidad to Britain. In black half cloth & turquoise paperboard covers. Interior clean & bright; unmarked. Dust jacket has chips & scuffs at edges. 2" tear at lower front hinge has been taped; now in removable mylar protector. With publisher's promotional bookmark specific to this title laid in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages View more info

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Beyond Risk: Conversations With Climbers

By: O'CONNELL, Nicholas

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1993

Stock No.: 77359

ISBN: 0898864577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author travelled the world to interview 17 famous climbers, from Walter Bonnatti, Peter Croft and Catherine Destivelle to Sir Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner and Doug Scott. With numerous b&w photos and a foreword by Greg Child. --- Softcover volume with crease on front cover and minor chafing to cover edges, remainder mark lower textblock edge; else a firm, clean, bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages View more info

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Catherine the Great

By: OLDENBOURG, Zoé

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1965

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82141

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition of a biography of Russian Empress Catherine II, best known as Catherine the Great, who reigned from 1762 to 1796. The Russian-born author wrote both novels and histories. Includes a section of black & white illustrations & photos. Translated from the French by Anne Carter. --- In red and black cloth-covered boards with the royal coat of arms to cover in black; titling in gilt to spine. Jacket features painted portrait of a young Catherine to cover. --- With light wear to cover edges, else a clean, sound copy. Fair only dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges but... View more info

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Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich

By: Owings, Alison

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey, U. S. A., Rutgers University Press: 1993

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 72795

ISBN: 0813519926

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


29 German women are interviewed about their lives during WWII in this clean, bright, sharp copy. Likely book club edition; stated 2nd printing. In full red cloth covers w/bright gilt lettering & decorations, spine. Tiny frayed spot, lower corner. Dust jacket has slight creasing vicinity of head of spine & sm stains, tail of spine; otherwise undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages View more info

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The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

By: OZMENT, Steven E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Stock No.: 72789

ISBN: 031213939x

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In great shape, clean, bright and newish. ; 0.9 x 9.1 x 6 Inches; 220 pages View more info

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Travels of Mungo Park [Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa] (Everyman's Library #205)

By: PARK, Mungo (author); MILLER, Ronald (editor)

Price: $35.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 82090

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Scottish explorer and physician Mungo Park traced the course of the central Niger River in West Africa on two expeditions. The first, in the years 1795-1797, was followed by the second in 1805-1806 and which ended in his death. His diaries of the expeditions are presented in this edition, edited by Ronald Miller, who provides an introduction. With a sketch map of western Africa. Entry 205 in Everyman's Library 'Travel and Topography' series. --- A 1960 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full green cloth-covered boards with bronze/copper stamped spine titling ... View more info

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The Life and Death of Trotsky

By: Payne, Robert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71425

ISBN: 0070489408

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Early leader of Soviet Union is profiled in this exceptionally clean, sharp copy. In full red cloth covers with facsimile signat of Trotsky in gilt cover; spine bright and sharp gilt lettering. Interior clean and bright; no markings. Dust jacket is in great shape, sm hole at spine, minor wrinkling; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages View more info

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The Life and Death of Lenin

By: PAYNE, Robert

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1964

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80812

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A comprehensive guide to the life of the ruthless leader of the Russian Revolution, who led his forces through the subsequent Civil War and later oversaw the birth of the Soviet Union. With a section of black & white photos, holographs and endpaper maps of Saint Petersburg and of Russia, and an introduction by the author. Back matter includes end notes, bibliography, index and more. --- In a full-size book club edition. In black cloth-covered boards with facsimile signature of Lenin on cover in gilt, spine titling in gilt and orange. Cover features image of Lenin. --- A clean, firm copy though... View more info

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G.B.S., a Full Length Portrait, and a Postscript

By: PEARSON, Hesketh

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1950

Stock No.: 74116

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


A pair of books, combined in one volume, addressing the life of George Bernard Shaw. The first, written during Shaw's lifetime, was written with the playwright's blessing. The second came after his death. In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior with inked signature on front free endpaper; otherwise a tight, unmarked copy. Dust jacket missing the front cover section (with a homemade substitute); but both flaps, spine and back cover are present with chips and tears; all are in mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 381, 120, (12) pages View more info

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Dickens - His Character, Comedy & Career

By: PEARSON, Hesketh

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1949

Stock No.: 74232

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First [American] Edition. In full rust cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine. Interior includes section of b&w plates featuring portraits of the author, his contemporaries, and places he frequented. With inked name, front free endpaper, otherwise clean, bright and firm. Jacket with some small tears; bears orig. $4 flap price. The beloved author is profiled in this work by Mr. Pearson, an accomplished actor and biographer. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages View more info

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Johnson and Boswell: The Story of their Lives

By: PEARSON, Hesketh

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1959

Stock No.: 79141

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A dual biography of Samuel Johnson and friend and biographer, James Boswell. From the jacket flap: "The two men, inseparable in the history of literature, are now united in one narrative." With a section of black & white plate depicting scenes from their lives. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Red jacket with ovals bearing images of the two men. --- With a strip of sunning to top edge of cloth and very minor soiling to cover, else a sound, firm, unmarked copy. Good only jacket with considerable sunning, a 1-inch tear a... View more info

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Passages from the Diary of Samuel Pepys (Samuel Pepys' Diary) (Modern Library #103.1)

By: PEPYS, Samuel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1950]

Stock No.: 79302

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


The diary of Englishman Samuel Pepys was begun in 1660 and has been described as Britain's most celebrated diary. From the jacket cover: 'Intelligently condensed into one volume and with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne' (who also edited this version). --- In Toledano spine 8, w/rust cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, faded black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1950 (though no date appears in book). Jacket style h, verso advertises 347 titles in ML catalog. ML #103.1. --- With prior owner's signature to verso of front free endpaper and wi... View more info