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Civil to Strangers and Other Writings

By: PYM, Barbara

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 60446

ISBN: 0525245936

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Stated first American Edition. From the jacket flap: "When Barbara Pym died in 1980, she left a considerable amount of unpublished material". From that body of work comes the completed novel "Civil to Strangers" as well as sections of three others, the best of her stories and an autobiographical essay. Edited by Hazel Holt. With 2 newsclip reviews of this work laid in. --- In light green paper-covered boards backed in white cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Mayotte Magnus photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- An excellent copy: clean, tig... View more info

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The Last Tsar: The Life and Death of Nicholas II

By: RADZINSKY, Edvard

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1992

Stock No.: 83491

ISBN: 0385423713

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


4th printing of this English language biography of Tsar Nicholas II. The author focuses on the last days of Nicholas and his family, as they were unceremoniously executed by Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg. Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz. With family trees of both Nicholas and the Tsaritsa Alexandra, as well as a map of Russia and several black & white photos. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with titling in gilt to spine. Jacket features black & white photo of Nicholas in captivity. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket with a little creasi... View more info

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George Washington A Life

By: RANDALL, Willard Sterne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey U. S. A., Galahad Books: 2006

Stock No.: 72309

ISBN: 1578661528

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Detailed bio of first American President in a good copy. Clean & bright interior; flypage torn out. Substance (glue? ) has hardened on outside of back cover corners; otherwise in good shape. Dust jacket slightly scuffed, otherwise like-new cond. ; Galahad Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 560 pages View more info

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Mountains of the Great Blue Dream

By: REID, Robert Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80453

ISBN: 0865474672

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


The author shares experiences and friendships he has enjoyed as a mountaineer. --- In full purple cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Galen Rowell photo of a mountainous scene on cover. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy but with rubberstamped remainder mark to lower textblock edge and dampstain to cloth. Unclipped jacket with a dampstain to verso and a little creasing to edges; otherwise nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xiii, 184 pages View more info

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The Orientalist Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life

By: REISS, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2006

Stock No.: 74297

ISBN: 0812972767

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Per the book cover: author tells 'the true story of a Jew who transformed himself into a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany'. A clean, bright copy, with section of b&w photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages View more info

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Nathan Hale

By: Root, Jean Christie

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1915

Stock No.: 71434

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Hard to find copy is in excellent shape. In full brown cloth covers w/bright red & black artwork. The life of American patriot Nathan Hale is detailed in this succinct biography. With 6 b & w photos. Very light foxing at edges; light interior yellowing and publisher's glue bleed through at front & rear endpapers; else clean and unblemished. ; True Stories of Great Americans; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 160 pages View more info

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A Man of Singular Virtue: Being a life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's letters

By: ROPER, William

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1980

Stock No.: 77569

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


The noted biography in a handsome Folio Society edition. Selected, edited and introduced by A. L. Rowse. Includes numerous b&w and color illustrations and drawings. In black quarter cloth over red textured paper-covered boards. Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume housed in slipcase made of stiff cardstock. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; else a bright, clean, firm copy. Slipcase with sizeable dampstain near foot of opening, else in good shape. (Any reference to dust jacket is mean to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11&... View more info

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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By: ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Press: 1955

Stock No.: 77560

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A handsome reprint copy in slipcase of the famed journals of Monsieur Rousseau. In the anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 revised & completed by A. S. B. Glover, with a new introduction by Mr. Glover; illustrations by William Sharp. --- In tan cloth-covered boards w/image of Rousseau on cover; publisher's red topstain. Publisher's 'Sandglass' flyer laid in. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Slipcase w/minor rubbing, is structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is mean to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 635 pages View more info

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William Shakespeare: a Biography

By: ROWSE, A. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78726

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition. A biography of William Shakespeare by the British scholar and poet. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; as well as a frontis plate with the Flower Portrait of the Bard. Indexed. --- In black and red cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket but much of the original jacket has been clipped and pasted onto thefront endpapers. --- With considerable loss of spine gilding, else a good, firm copy. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xiv, 485 pages View more info

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William Shakespeare: a Biography

By: ROWSE, A. L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79222

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Full-sized book club edition of the biography of William Shakespeare by the noted British scholar and poet. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume; as well as a frontis plate with the Flower Portrait of the Bard. Indexed. --- In black and red cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket with color image of Shakespeare with the Globe Theatre in the background. --- A bright, sound copy lacking interior markings. Jacket with a few small tears and in removable mylar protector.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; xiv, 485 pages View more info

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Hans Erni: Avec Une Biographie, Une Bibliographie et une Documentation Complete, sur le peintre et Son Oeuvre

By: ROY, Claude

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Genève, Éditions Pierre Cailler: 1955

Stock No.: 82529

Condition: Good+


In this French language softcover work, the life story of Swiss painter, illustrator and sculptor Hans Erni is offered. Also presented are 133 reproductions of his paintings, many in color and tipped onto the book's leaves. Also provided is an extensive bibliography pertaining to Mr. Erni. --- In black, yellow and white stiff wraps, with wrap-around Erni image. --- With the rubberstampings of an art gallery in about 5 locations at endpapers and whose notation is inked to spine, some chafing to covers at spine ends and yellowing to some leaves, otherwise a firmly bound, sound copy.; Square 12mo... View more info

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Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill A Brief Account of a Long Life

By: Rubin, Gretchen

Price: $21.90

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2003

Stock No.: 71314

ISBN: 0345450477

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ideal biography of Sir Winston Churchill for those who don't wish to read one of the many 1,200 page tomes on the subject. In excellent condition, 1st Edition, 1st Printing. In dust wrapper with original $22.95 flap price unclipped; and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages View more info

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The Memoirs Of Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon Covering The Years 1691-1723

By: SAINT-SIMON

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1959

Stock No.: 81525

Condition: Very Good


A handsome, single-volume assortment of writings from the extensive diaries of Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755), more commonly known simply as 'Saint-Simon'. The Duke was a member of the Regency Council and was familiar with the secrets of the Reign of Louis XIV. Selected, translated and edited by Desmond Flower, and with color illustrations by Pierre Brisaud. Genealogical table of the Bourbon family laid in. Sandglass flyer not present. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with gilt shield to cover, gilt spine titling and red topstain. In blue paper-covered slipcase. --- Wit... View more info

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Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive

By: SANDYS, Celia

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 2001

Stock No.: 41394

ISBN: 0786708166

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover edition of the account by Celia Sandys of her grandfather Winston Churchill's exploits during the Boer War at the end of the 19th century. During the conflict, he served both as journalist and combatant, was captured and imprisoned but made a daring escape to Mozambique. With black & white photos and maps, as well as facsimiles of letters and other writings. --- In wraps with black & white image of a youthful Sir Winston in uniform to cover. --- A good copy: clean, bright and unmarked but with a few dings and creases to covers; remainder mark to lower textblock edge.; 41394; Octavo... View more info

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From Winston with Love and Kisses: The Young Churchill

By: SANDYS, Celia

Price: $20.50

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson / Reed Consumer Books Ltd.: 1994

Stock No.: 82968

ISBN: 1856197107

Condition: Very Good


The early life of Sir Winston Churchill is reconstructed using reproductions of his letters, photos and words in this softcover edition, written by Sir Winston's granddaughter Celia Sandys. This unusual study explores aspects of the former British Prime Minister's life from very early days through his education at Sandhurst. --- In maroon wraps with black & white photo of a confident young Winston to cover. --- With a scratch and small indentations to front cover, tiny remainder mark to lower textblock edge, and publisher's back panel sticker, else a bright, tightly-bound, sound copy.; Tall Oc... View more info

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The War Diaries of John-Paul Sartre

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1985

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71465

ISBN: 0394538137

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Sharp copy of work, translated from the French by Quintin Hoare. No dust jacket. In slightly splayed pale green and tan half cloth covers; w/bright copper lettering frt cover & spine. Exterior & interior clean, bright and newish. Author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 366 pages View more info

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Florestan: The Life and Work of Robert Schumann (Dover Books on Music series)

By: SCHAUFFLER, Robert.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1963

Stock No.: 82600

Condition: Very Good


A biography of the German Romantic composer and music critic Robert Schumann (1810-1856). In this detailed work, the life and career of Schumann are explored; also included are 250 pages devoted to analysis of Schumann's music. "Florestan" refers to a nickname Mr. Schumann gave to himself. With several black & white photos and musical notations in analysis section. --- In stiff wraps with image of Schumann to cover. With some spine creases, publisher's price stickers to covers, otherwise a tightly-bound, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiv, 574 pages View more info

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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

By: SCHIFF, Stacy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78926

ISBN: 0805066330

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated first edition, first printing w/full number line on copyright page. The author's subject is American founder Benjamin Franklin and his diplomatic mission to Paris in 1776. Franklin was ill-prepared for this critical assignment, as the fate of the budding nation was largely in his hands. With a couple of sections of b&w plates. --- In ivory and maroon paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped lettering & decorations on spine. Facsimile Farnklin signature in gilt on cover. Jacket with detail of a Franklin portrait on cover. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket in great condit... View more info

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A Life in the Twentieth Century Innocent Beginnings, 1917 - 1950

By: SCHLESINGER Jr., Arthur M.

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2000

Stock No.: 74746

ISBN: 0395707528

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


First Edition, First Printing. A clean, bright copy but with boldly written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket bears orig. flap price, but blacked over. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 557 pages View more info

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William Blake: The Politics of Wisdom

By: SCHORER, Mark

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 75358

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An examination of the writings of the great poet, William Blake. Stated first printing, copyright page. In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling in gold on black spine block. Publisher's blue topstain. With 8 illustrations; indexed. --- A good, firm, unmarked copy but with some sun-fading to spine. Lacks a dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 524 pages View more info

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Hitler: The Man & the Military Leader

By: SCHRAMM, Percy Ernst

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Academy Chicago Publishers: 1999

Stock No.: 79089

ISBN: 0897334809

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The author, a noted German historian, was granted access during World War II to the highest echelons of Nazi leadership. This access allowed him to write the official War Diary of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. Edited, translated and with an introduction by Donald S. Detwiler. --- A clean, firm, unmarked softcover copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

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Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography

By: SCHWEITZER, Albert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1949

Stock No.: 80998

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Stated fourth printing (October 1949) of the autobiography of the noted German-French physician, theologian, writer, and organist. Dr. Schweitzer abandoned his stable life in Europe to establish a hospital in West-Central Africa, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Translated from the German by C. T. Campion. Includes a postscript by Everett Skillings. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Simple blue jacket with unclipped flap price. --- With interior notes and underlinings on perhaps as many as 15 pages, else a clean, firm copy. Dust jacket with ch... View more info

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In the Company of Dolphins

By: SHAW, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bernard Geis Associates: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71325

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated 1st printing of the popular novelist's account of his sailing trip in the Mediterranean. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth. Dolphin images gilt-stamped on cover, gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Ben Feder color illustration on cover. --- With slight discoloration to cover edges; else a bright, firm, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is bright, but with minor soiling and in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages View more info

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Clare Boothe Luce

By: SHEED, Wilfrid

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 41120

ISBN: 0525030557

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A first edition of author's memoirs of his experiences with Clare Booth Luce (1903-1987), as well as biographical aspects of her extraordinary life. Ms. Luce was a journalist, ambassador, author, politician and public figure. She was the wife of Time-Life publisher Henry ("Harry") Luce. Mr. Sheen, himself a noted author, states that this work is "not a biography", and add that he isn't ". . .dead sure just what it is." With two sections of black & white photos depicting people and scenes from Ms. Luce's life. --- In gold paper-covered boards backed in white cloth, with ... View more info

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Toughest of Them All [The Story of Pistol Pete]

By: SHIRLEY, Glenn

Price: $45.50

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83220

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first edition of this story of the Old West and which is centered around Frank Eaton, better known as "Pistol Pete". He spent ten years tracking down and killing the vicious killers who gunned his father down when he was a young boy. Pistol Pete's victims included some of the most ruthless outlaws to be found: Nelson Story, Oliver Wheeler, Kate Bender, the Doolin Gang and several others whom he blamed for his father's death. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in orange to spine. Orange jacket features a photographic portrait of a pipe-smoking Frank Eaton to back pane... View more info

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This Game of Ghosts

By: SIMPSON, Joe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1994

Stock No.: 78791

ISBN: 0898864038

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author's account of his harrowing experiences in Peru and the Himalaya is presented, along with 62 b&w photos. A sequel to Mr. Simpson's "Touching the Void." --- In textured blue paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color Ama Deblam photos by Ray Delaney on front and back. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original $24.95 flap price; is in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages View more info

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Burma Road

By: SMITH, Nicol

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1940

Stock No.: 81979

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author's account of his travels on the Burma Road; over difficult mountain terrain from Lashio, Burma to Yun-Nan-Fu (Kunming), China. The route was used to reinforce the Chinese during the China-Japan wars of the 1930s and 1940s. Includes numerous black & white plates bearing author's photographs of scenes along the road. With map of the area at rear endpapers. --- In full dark red cloth-covered boards with decorations & titling in gilt on cover and spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- Front free endpaper has been torn out, else a clean, sound, firmly-bound copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10... View more info

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Life Among the Mormons, or the Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, from their origin to the present time; containing full statements of their doctrines, government and condition, and memoirs of their founder, Joseph Smith

By: SMUCKER, Samuel M.; WILLIAMS, H. L.

Price: $78.50

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Co:

Stock No.: 74511

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An early work, describing the religion founded by Joseph Smith, in an undated reprint copy. Likely published c.1880-1910. Labeled as publisher's 'Arlington Edition' on front cover. Includes frontis illustration depicting the death of Smith by N. Orr. In full navy cloth covered-boards and with yellowed, brittle pages. With a few smudges and discolorations on the covers; interior has a torn out page and a few leaves with tears. Textblock is firm. A very scarce work in a damaged, but still decent, copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 466, (6, ads) pages View more info

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The Duke of Flatbush

By: SNIDER, Duke; GILBERT, Bill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Zebra Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 76021

ISBN: 082172469X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Sharp copy of Duke Snider's memoir of his great career with the Brooklyn (and Los Angeles) Dodgers, in a first edition, first printing copy. Introduction by teammate Carl Erskine; with numerous photos in center section. --- Volume is in good shape; clean bright and unmarked. Dust jacket bears original $17.95 flap price.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 288 pages View more info

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Inside the Third Reich

By: SPEER, Albert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1970

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 83502

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A book club edition of Albert Speer's memoirs of his days as a top official in the Nazi Regime leading up to and during World War II. The author was a young architect who fell into favor with Adolph Hitler and rose to become his Minister of Armaments and War Production. After the war he was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to prison, where he began fashioning this revealing look at the activities of Nazi Germany's ruling elites such as Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, Hess, Goering and even Hitler's girlfriend Eva Braun. With three sections of plates bearing black & white photos of scenes described ... View more info

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A Gallery of Dudes

By: SPRAGUE, Marshall

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1967

Stock No.: 81799

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


First Edition. The author profiles nine mostly European people of means, eight men and one woman, who sought adventure, wealth, hunting and/or the experience of traveling in the untamed American West. With plenty of black & white drawings, photos and maps. --- In brown and green cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and maroon on cover and spine. Jacket with color cover and spine illustrations. --- A very nice copy: clean, unmarked and firmly bound. Price-clipped dust jacket with minor soiling and a couple of small tears along edges, else intact and bright.; Tall Octavo (9 ... View more info

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Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs Living and Writing in the West

By: STEGNER, Wallace

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1995

Stock No.: 74283

ISBN: 0517124084

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


In maroon paper-covered boards with titling in blue on spine. Interior pages clean and unmarked, but just a bit yellowed. Dust jacket in nice shape. Collection of personal essays written by the great novelist and taking a look back at his beloved American West. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; xxiii, 227 pages View more info

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Without Reservations The Travels of an Independent Woman

By: STEINBACH, Alice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Stock No.: 74188

ISBN: 0375501886

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Second printing. In navy and cream paper-covered boards with lettering in gilt on spine. Interior features color reproductions of postage stamps throughout; and with illustrations. A clean, bright and firm copy of author's memoir of her travels.; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 280 pages View more info

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Correspondence III, 1835-1842

By: STENDHAL (Marie-Henri BEYLE)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: France, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade / NRF / Éditions Gallimard: 1968

Stock No.: 83438

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Volume III of the collection of letters by the prominent French novelist Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842), best known by his nom-de-plum "Stendhal" and presented in a handsome French language edition in the series by the Bibliothèque de Pléiade. The letters are divided into three groups: "Lettres de Stendhal 1835-1842", "Lettres a Stendhal 1835-1842" and "Lettres Retrouvées 1807-1841". Texts established and with annotations by H. Martineau and V. Del Litto. With index by correspondants, general index of names cited and bibliography by V. Del Litto. --- In pebble... View more info

Image for The Pictorial Life of Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Typefounder, Ink Maker, Bookbinder, Copperplate Engraver and Printer, Stationer, Merchant, Bookseller, Author, Editor, Publisher, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, Diplomat, Philanthropist, and Statesman

The Pictorial Life of Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Typefounder, Ink Maker, Bookbinder, Copperplate Engraver and Printer, Stationer, Merchant, Bookseller, Author, Editor, Publisher, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, Diplomat, Philanthropist, and Statesman

By: STEPHENS, Brad (compiler); COLLINS, Grellet (publisher)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dill & Collins Co.: 1923

Stock No.: 80779

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This pictorial biography of Benjamin Franklin was published in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia. Text compiled from four different biographies, as well as other sources, by Brad Stephens. With many black & white illustrations as well as color frontis N. C. Wyeth painting depicting Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia, as well as a color portrait of Franklin by Joseph Sifrede Duplessis. A 1955 U. S. Post Office Department press release and sample announcing the new 1/2¢ Franklin stamp are laid in. --- In dark green paper-covered boards backed in black ... View more info

Image for Sterne: Memoirs of Mr. Laurence Sterne; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey; Selected Sermons and Letters (Selected Works of Laurence Sterne - The Reynard Library)

Sterne: Memoirs of Mr. Laurence Sterne; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey; Selected Sermons and Letters (Selected Works of Laurence Sterne - The Reynard Library)

By: STERNE, Laurence; GRANT, Douglas (editor)

Price: $42.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1950

Stock No.: 79098

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


A collection of the principal works of the 18th Century British novelist and clergyman in the publisher's Reynard Library Series. Edited, and with an introduction, by Douglas Grant. --- In full beveled-edge reddish brown cloth-covered boards; titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket with R. Stone woodcut illustration of a fox and foliage. --- With a touch of sunning to lower spine area; otherwise a clean, bright, firm copy. Dust jacket with considerable chipping and small tears along edges; in removable mylar protector. (Scarce in this edition.); 8vo 8" - 9" tal... View more info

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Poganuc People: Their Loves and Lives

By: STOWE, Harriet Beecher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Fords, Howard, Hulbert: 1878

Stock No.: 73612

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Former property of the library.In green cloth-covered boards with decorations and lettering in black on cover; in black and gilt on spine. With numerous b&w engraved illustrations, including tissue-protected frontis illust. Likely first edition, but not possible to verify for this publisher. Volume is cocked, and with interior smudges and some soiling and foxing. Library ownership evidence consists of rubberstampings at endpapers, and at least once in mid-volume; pocket removal damage to front free endpaper. A few pages with dampstains. Covers chafed and worn at edges. Textblock intact but som... View more info

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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, General Gordon (Modern Library #212.1)

By: STRACHEY, Lytton

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1954]

Stock No.: 76628

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Four short biographies of leading persons living in the time of Queen Victoria: Cardinal Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold and Gen. "Chinese" Gordon. This work first published in 1918. With a preface by the author. --- Toledano spine 8, w/green cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1918 date but likely published c.1954. Jacket style i, verso advertises 371 titles in ML catalog. ML #212.1. --- With shallow indentations to front cover and sticker removal evidence on front paste-down; otherw... View more info

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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, General Gordon

By: STRACHEY, Lytton

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: [ca.1920s-30s]

Stock No.: 78599

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A reprint edition featuring four short biographies of leading English citizens living in the time of Queen Victoria: Cardinal Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold and Gen. "Chinese" Gordon. With four portraits of the subjects. This work first published in 1918. Includes a preface by the author. --- In rose cloth-covered boards with titling in yellow on cover & spine. Lacks a dust jacket. Undated, but likely published ca.1920s-1930s. --- Covers with a little soiling; interior is clean and unmarked thought slightly yellowed.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages View more info

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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, General Gordon (Modern Library #212.1)

By: STRACHEY, Lytton

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1946]

Stock No.: 83605

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition featuring Lytton Strachey's four short biographies of leading English citizens living in the time of Queen Victoria: Cardinal Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold and Gen. "Chinese" Gordon. With a brief preface by the author. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers. Volume lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1946 (though 1918 date appears in book). ML #212.1. --- A very nice copy: clean, tightly bound and unmarked, though with a little rippling to c... View more info