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

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

Image for The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo (Everyman's Library #457)

The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo (Everyman's Library #457)

By: PLATO; WARRINGTON, John (translation)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1977

Stock No.: 83131

ISBN: 0460004573

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition featuring the four dialogues of Plato concerning the trial, imprisonment and death of Socrates in ancient Greece. Includes the Euthyphro (holiness), Apology (speeches of Socrates in his own defense), Crito (post-sentencing strategies) and Phaedo (death by hemlock poisoning). Translated from the Greek, and with an introduction, by John Warrington. Entry 457 in Everyman's Library series. --- A 1977 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 5. Full light blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt anchor-and-dolphin dev... View more info

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

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

Image for The World of Delacroix, 1798-1863

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

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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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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

Image for The Orientalist  Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life

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

Image for 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

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

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

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

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

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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Good Medicine: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell

By: RUSSELL, Charles M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: [c.1940s-1963]

Stock No.: 79478

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A trade edition offering reproductions of letters by the great Charles M. Russell, written both by hand and typewritten, and illustrated by him. Drawings are in color and b&w, on pastel yellow backgrounds. With Russell paintings at frontis and endpapers. With an introduction by Will Rogers and a biographical note by Nancy C. Russell, widow of Mr. Russell. This edition followed the limited edition of 134 copies. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with dark brown steer skull image stamped on cover and spine, titling in brown on spine. Volume bears 1929 date, but likely published c.1940s-1963. Lack... View more info

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

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

Image for William Blake: The Politics of Wisdom

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

Image for Hitler: The Man & the Military Leader

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

Image for Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism

Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism

By: SCHWEIZER, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60158

ISBN: 0385504713

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. In this work, the author discusses Ronald Reagan's presidency and his focus on a policy of ". . .making firm and aggressive anti-communism the central tenet of U.S. foreign policy." With a section of black & white plates depicting scenes from Reagan's life and presidency. --- In red and grey paper-covered boards with spine titling stamped in silver. Jacket features black & white image of Reagan, probably at a press conference. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking apparent damages, in similar, unclipped ja... View more info

Image for Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth

Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth

By: SERENY, Gitta

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books / Random House: 1996

Stock No.: 82976

ISBN: 0679768122

Condition: Very Good+


A lengthy profile of Nazi war criminal Albert Speer. The author conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with the subject as part of her research. Speer was the "architect" of the Nazis, served as armaments minister and was a close associate of Adolph Hitler. With a section of black & white photos, and with a few addional photos scattered here and there. --- In olive wraps with image of Speer and Hitler in discussion. --- A clean, bright, sound copy but with soiling to textblock top and bottom edges, else newish.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xiv, 758 pages 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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Memoirs of General William T. Sherman: Written by Himself (in Two Volumes)

By: SHERMAN, General William Tecumseh

Price: $394.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82588

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Edition in two volume set. General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) was a principal figure in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. These memoirs are his account of the actions he oversaw and witnessed in that war and during his entire military career. With a detailed 46 inch wide x 30 inch tall folded map showing the marches under the General's command in pocket at rear of volume II. Also with several tables and lists detailing troop counts, officers, etc. --- In full deep blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations stamped on cover and spine in gilt and black. Volume... 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