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James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography

By: NASMYTH, James (author); SMILES, Samuel (editor)

Price: $82.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1885

Stock No.: 82526

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An autobiography by James Nasmyth (1807-1890), the Scottish-born engineer, artist and industrialist who invented the steam hammer. With numerous engraved illustrations, including a tissue-guarded frontis portrait of Mr. Nasmyth. Edited by Samuel Smiles. Stated "New Edition". --- Elaborately bound in half calf, with marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers and marbling to all textblock edges. With gilt-stamped spine decorations and five raised bands to spin... View more info

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Beyond Risk: Conversations With Climbers

By: O'CONNELL, Nicholas

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1993

Stock No.: 77359

ISBN: 0898864577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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

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Catherine the Great

By: OLDENBOURG, Zoé

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1965

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82141

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition of a biography of Russian Empress Catherine II, best known as Catherine the Great, who reigned from 1762 to 1796. The Russian-born author wrote both novels and histories. Includes a section of black & white illustrations & photos. Translated from the French by Anne Carter. --- In red and black cloth-covered boards with the royal coat of arms to cover in black; titling in gilt to spine. Jacket features painted portrait of a young Catherine to cover. --- ... 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, i... 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 signat... 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 p... 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"... 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 an... View more info

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Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land

By: PEAVEY, Diane Josephy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82139

ISBN: 1555912931

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First printing. A collection of essays that share a common theme of life on a remote southern Idaho ranch. The ranch, per the author, is ". . .24 dirt-road miles from town." --- In full blue paper-covered boards backed in maroon cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features detail from Ginna Parsons Lagergren's color painting, "Tree Grove & Road". --- A bright, sound, firmly-bound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is like new, and without addition... 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, ... 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"... 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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Fair Winds & Foul: A Narrative of Daily Life Aboard an American Clipper Ship

By: PERRY, Frederick

Price: $85.50

Publisher: New York, Charles E. Lauriat Company: 1925

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82343

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A deluxe, signed edition of the author's memoirs of his life aboard various California clipper ships. This likely first edition with 8 black & white illustrations of clipper ships tipped on to heavy grey leaves, as well as 2 drawings showing plan of sails and deck & house plans. Signed on half title page: "Sincerely yours/Frederick Perry". --- In full electric blue cloth-covered boards with fillets in blind to cover; spine titling in gilt. Leaves of heavy paper s... 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... 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 edg... View more info

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The Pocket University Volume IV: Part I POE; Part II De QUINCEY Essays, Etc.

By: POE, Edgar Allan; De QUINCEY, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page and Co: 1923

Stock No.: 80172

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A collection of six short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, including his "The Fall of the House of Usher" and 5 essays by Thomas De Quincy, including his famous "Confessions of an English Opium Eater". With an introduction to each collection by editor Bliss Perry. Includes a frontis portrait of Mr. Poe. Vol. IV, Parts I and II of the publisher's Pocket University Series. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped decoration to cover, titling & decorati... 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-st... 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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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 b... 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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The Life of Jesus (Modern Library #140.1)

By: RENAN, Ernest

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1960]

Stock No.: 80555

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library English-language reprint edition, with a preface by an unnamed translator. French historian/scholar/philosopher Joseph Ernest Renan (1823-1892) first published this biography of Jesus in 1863. With introduction by John Hayes Holmes. --- In Toledano spine 8 / red cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 393 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1960 (though 1955 date ... View more info

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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

By: ROBERTS, Jason

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81196

ISBN: 0007161069

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of the author's biography of James Holman, a blind man who overcame his disability to travel the world. With numerous black & white photos. --- In cream and green paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Caspar David Friedrich painting on cover. --- With a remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firmly bound copy. Bright, unclipped jacket in excellent condition.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xiv, 383 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 foo... View more info

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Pete Rose: My Story

By: ROSE, Pete; KAHN, Roger

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 76028

ISBN: 0025606115

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The great baseball star Pete Rose tells his story, with the help of noted baseball writer Roger Kahn. In this work, Mr. Rose addresses the gambling allegations which led to his banishment from Major League Baseball. With a section of b&w photo plates. --- In red quarter cloth and black paper-covered hardcovers with titling in gilt on spine. A clean, bright copy in great shape.; 8vo 8" - 9" t... 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 s... 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&#... 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 i... 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... 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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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... 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 c... 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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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 c... 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