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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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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

By: MEACHAM, Jon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83499

ISBN: 1400067669

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First Edition (stated). This highly-praised biography of Thomas Jefferson details the life of the 3rd U.S. president. With a section of color plates in mid-volume, and another section of black & white plates. --- In brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features a detail from Rembrandt Peale's portrait of Jefferson. --- A clean, bright, sound copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped jacket with a small tear to tail of spine and a little rubbing to front panel, else undamaged and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxix, 759 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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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

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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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History of the Great American Fortunes (Modern Library Giant #G30.1)

By: MYERS, Gustavus

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1961]

Stock No.: 83611

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant edition of the author's work (first published in 1909 and revised and updated through 1936). In it, he examines the lives and dealings of American financial titans such as J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, Jay Gould and others. Indexed. With prefaces to both editions by the author. --- In Toledano spine G5 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green cover & spine blocks / green topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Ge, verso advertises 379 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1961 (though 1937 date appears in book). ML #G30.1. --- With... View more info

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Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

By: NABOKOV, Vladimir

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1966

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 83626

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition. The brilliant novelist Vladimir Nabokov was 18 when the Bolsheviks swept into power in his Saint Petersburg. He, and his aristocratic, somewhat eccentric family emigrated to England and eventually to Berlin. In this memoir, he draws on old records and photos to document the early days of his life before the chaos of the revolution took hold. With several black & white plates, and endpaper map depicting family lands in Saint Petersburg area. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with J. M. Schlemmer photographic portrait of Mr. Nabokov... 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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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 Oregon Trail

By: PARKMAN, Francis

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1971

Stock No.: 83564

Condition: Fine


Parkman's enduring history of the adventures and travails of those who made the trek to Oregon is a classic. This handsome reprint edition is edited from his Notebooks by Mason Wade and illustrated by Maynard Dixon. --- In leatherette-look brown paper-covered boards w/mounted Indian warrior image stamped in gilt on cover; gilt-stamped titling on spine. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no. VI-R: 41). --- About Fine: a bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking obvious damages. Slipcase with some sunning & 3-inch tear to a corner, remains structurally soun... 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

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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I only, of two (Everyman's Library #53)

By: PEPYS, Samuel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1936

Stock No.: 82089

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Volume I only (of two). The diary of Englishman Samuel Pepys was begun in 1660 and has been described as Britain's most celebrated diary. This edition deciphered by the Rev. J. Smith, and edited by by Lord Braybrooke and with a note by Richard Garnett. Entry 53 in Everyman's Library 'Biography' series. --- A 1936 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full pink cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to cover & brown topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With severely sunned spine (and barely readable spine titling),... View more info

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Lincoln's War The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief

By: PERRET, Geoffrey

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71898

ISBN: 0375507388

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Accent is on Mr. Lincoln as Commander in Chief in this bio of the great American President. In full black paperboard covers, with no interior markings. DJ has sm superficial scratches & rippling at edges; otherwise in good shape. In removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 496 pages View more info

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Thomas Jefferson: A Profile (American Profiles series)

By: PETERSON, Merrill D. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 1967

Edition: First Thus

Stock No.: 70255

ISBN: 0809002000

Condition: Very Good


A series of eleven essays by noted authors, describing various aspects of the life and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson lived his life with passion, and stirred strong feelings among his admirers as well as his opponents. Edited, with an introduction and a brief biography of Jefferson, by Merrill D. Peterson. An entry in publisher's series: American Profiles. --- In a softcover edition, with blue and white wraps bearing image of Monticello to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean and tightly bound, but with two stickers to front cover and a little rubbing to cover extremities.; Oct... View more info

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Antoine Watteau

By: PHILLIPS, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Co.: 1907

Stock No.: 81770

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


A damaged, fragile biography of the French painter Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) by Sir Claude Phillips, the British art critic. With numerous black & white plates which provide examples of Watteau's work. --- In red calfskin cover with decorations/illustrations and titling in gilt on cover. --- With missing backstrip and back cover's leather covering, several leaves have worked loose and front cover is extremely loose. A damaged, scarce copy.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); 286 pages View more info

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Ex-Friends : Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt and Norman Mailer

By: PODHORETZ, Norman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Free Press: 1999

Stock No.: 31183

ISBN: 0684855941

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Third printing. A memoir by the former editor-in-chief of Commentary magazine. Mr. Podhoretz was a leftist intellectual who underwent a shift in his philosophy toward conservatism. When he did, his leftist friends abandoned him, based on his beliefs. --- In cream and red paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Michael O'Neill photographic portrait of the author. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy but with a remainder mark to lower textblock edge. Jacket is intact and bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (8), 244 pages View more info

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The Travels of Marco Polo (Everyman's Library #306)

By: POLO, Marco

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1967

Stock No.: 82095

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition presenting the accounts by Marco Polo of his travels from Venice to the Far East in the 13th Century. Includes an introduction by John Masefield, and abundant footnotes on nearly every page providing detail (presumably also contributed by Masefield). With end notes and index. Entry 306 in the Everyman's Library series. --- A 1967 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and "EL" in script at tail of spine; pale orange topstain. In pink dust jacket with black and whi... View more info

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Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana

By: POST, Lauren C.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, Louisiana State University Press: 1990

Stock No.: 74229

ISBN: 080711605X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Vignettes and stories from the cajun country of southwest Louisiana; includes many old photos from the 1930s. In nice shape, a clean, bright and firm copy. Sm. crease, upper cover corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages View more info

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History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella

By: PRESCOTT, William Hickling

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1967

Stock No.: 83295

Condition: Very Good+


The landmark work of Spanish history first appeared in 1837 and is presented here in a handsome reprint edition. Edited, and with a preface, by C. Harvey Gardiner, with eye-catching color illustrations by Lima De Freitas. With brightly colored map of Spain at endpapers. --- With De Freitas color portraits of the subjects on paper-covered boards, backed in olive quarter cloth with titling in gilt on red spine block. Volume housed in De Freitas illustrated paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer not present. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to half title page, otherwise a clean, unmark... View more info

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The World of Delacroix, 1798-1863

By: PRIDEAUX, Tom

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Time Incorporated: 1966

Stock No.: 83029

Condition: Near Fine


A portfolio of the works of the 19th century modernist French painter and muralist Eugène Delacroix. With images of his works in both color and black & white. Includes biographical information as well as an overview of significant events during his lifetime. An entry in publisher's "Time-Life Library of Art". --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in dark green leatherette-like paper; gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase with representative Delacroix painting pasted to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and undamaged. Slipcase also in excell... View more info

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Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life

By: PRITCHARD, William H.

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 78572

ISBN: 0374246777

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition. Signed by William H. Pritchard on front free endpaper. The author presents the life of the poet and academic Randall Jarrell, with an emphasis on the interaction of the subject's personal life and his writings. Includes a section of b&w photos. Indexed. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards w/blindstamped initials to cover; gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Ted Russell portrait of Mr. Jarrell on front and back. A Michael Di Capua book. --- A bright, firm copy though with very small corner bump. Jacket very lightly rubbed, original $25 flap price unclipped. ; tall 8v... View more info