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Image for The Same Only Different  Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family

The Same Only Different Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family

By: Webster, Margaret

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 73100

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The Webster theatre family is profiled here by famed actress-director (and family member) in nice copy. In full green cloth on board covers w/gilt & maroon decorations and lettering. Interior clean and unmarked. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket w/priceclipped flap & lightly chafed at edges, otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 390 pages View more info

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Grandma Goes to the Arctic

By: WEED, Alberta L. (As Told to Her By Lola KIRKLAND)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dorrance & Company: 1961

Stock No.: 81621

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated fourth printing, 1961. Lola Kirkland, a widow and grieving mother in her 60s, travels to the arctic regions of Alaska. Afterwards, she delights in showing color slides of her experiences among the Eskimos to groups of children. This memoir, as told to Alberta L. Weed, is told in the first person of Mrs. Kirkland. With numerous black & white photos. --- In full light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped cover & spine titling. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Discreet Fa... View more info

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Eudora Welty One Writer's Beginnings

By: WELTY, Eudora

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Book-of-the-Month Club: 2002

Stock No.: 73092

ISBN: 0965369293

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Clean, bright, crisp copy; both volume and dust jacket. ; The William E. Massey, Sr., Lectures in the History of American Civilization; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages View more info

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H. G. Wells: Aspects of a Life

By: WEST, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78830

ISBN: 0394531965

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


The son of H. G. Wells and Rebecca West presents a biography of his father. With a section of b&w photos. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket features portrait of H. G. Wells on cover. --- Volume has been exposed to moisture, causing black bleed-off to jacket and textblock; covers are slightly splayed but otherwise this book is in good shape. Dust jacket with rubbing and tears along edges; is bright ... View more info

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Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism

By: WILDENSTEIN, Daniel

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Köln, Germany, Taschen: 2010

Stock No.: 80090

ISBN: 3836523213

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A comprehensive, English-language biography of the great French Impessionist painter, Claude Monet (1840-1926). Full color reproductions of his paintings are presented throughout, as well as black and white photos depicting scenes from the artist's life. Adapted from volume 1 of publisher's earlier 4-volume catalogue. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards with titling in white on cover and spine. Dust jacket bears color image of Monet's "Water Lily Pond, Symphony in ... View more info

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John Adams, A character sketch

By: Willard, Samuel

Price: $19.00

Publisher: H.G. Campbell Pub. Co: 1903

Stock No.: 71437

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No DJ. Very rarely seen copy of biography of 2nd US President. In brick red full cloth covers; with scuffed edges espec at head & tail of spine. Interior is yellowed, with possible publisher's sticker over upper 1/4 of front pastedown [obscuring something]. Previous retailer's indelible price front endpaper; interior clean and tight, with slight beginnings of separation at rear of vol. ; Great Americans of history; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages View more info

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In the Lion's Court Power, Ambition, and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII

By: Wilson, Derek

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71954

ISBN: 0312286961

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


In-depth look at six men who surrounded Henry VIII and their part in the story of this sometimes unbelievable monarch. In top shape, w/prev owner's gold embossed sticker front free endpaper. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 576 pages View more info

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Honor's Voice The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

By: WILSON, Douglas L.

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Stock No.: 71875

ISBN: 067940788x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Nice copy of author's work, which narrows itself to the years 1831-1842. In full maroon & black paperboard covers. Stated 1st ed but no price on DJ flap. DJ has mock scratches on front, as published. Clean and bright, unmarked. Dust wrapper in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 383 pages View more info

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The Journals and Indian Paintings of George Winter, 1837-1839

By: WINTER, George

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82424

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A first edition of this collection of paintings and drawings by George Winter (1809-1876), an English-born landscape artist who specialized in portraits of Indians. This work also includes his journals describing his interactions with his Indian subjects. With 30 plates, mostly displaying his watercolors and with some inked sketches; frontis self-portrait of Mr. Winter. With biographical articles by Wilbur D. Peat and Gayle Thornbrough and an introduction by Howard H. Pe... View more info

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Shaw and Ibsen: Bernard Shaw's "The Quintessence of Ibsenism", and Related Writings

By: WISENTHAL, J. L. (editor); SHAW, Bernard

Price: $36.50

Publisher: [Toronto], University of Toronto Press: [1980]

Stock No.: 78971

ISBN: 0802054544

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


A comparison of the works by the two great modern playwrights, edited by the co-author of "What Shaw Really Wrote about the War". Includes an introductory essay by J. L. Wisenthal. This volume is sealed in an unopened shrink wrapper, thus bibliographical data is not readily determined. Appears to be a clean, fresh, undamaged copy in bright red cloth covers. Jacket with b&w composite portrait of Shaw and Isben. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; [268] pages View more info

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Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar, 1827-1905: Half a Century in War and Peace

By: WISTAR, Isaac Jones

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78739

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition (Thus). General Wistar was an attorney, served in the Civil War, was a railroad executive and founded the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, but is perhaps best known for his role in the development of California and the Far West. Per Howes, W598: "Largely devoted to the opening development of the far West from 1849 to 1860, in which Wistar played a conspiciuous part before achieving fame and fortune in Pennsylvania." --- In ... View more info

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The Diary of a Country Parson

By: WOODFORDE, James; HUGHES, David (selected & edited by)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1992

Stock No.: 77165

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First Folio Society edition. A beautifully produced copy of the parson's diary, which he kept from 1759 through 1802 and which provides a good idea of English life in this period. Entries selected, and with an introduction, by David Hughes. With engraved illustrations throughout by Ian Stephens. Includes a section of brief biographies at rear of volume. --- Bound in quarter navy cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards. Titling gilt-stamped on red spine blocks. Publisher... View more info

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This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran

By: YOUNG, Barbara

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81860

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Stated first edition of this biography of the Lebanese-born American romantic poet and artist. With several black & white plates, bearing works by Gibran or scenes from his life. With a foreword by the author. --- In full black cloth, with titling and illustrations in gilt on cover and spine. --- With a partial split near front of volume, but binding remains fairly tight. With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpaper and underlinings on some leaves. An old... View more info

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The Medici (Modern Library #179.1)

By: YOUNG, G. F.

Price: $16.50

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

Stock No.: 76625

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A profile of the House of Medici who wielded great power in Florence and Tuscany, starting in the 14th century. With preface by the author. Jacket features striking illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer. --- Toledano spine 8, w/blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, faded black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1930 date but likely published c.1950. Jacket style h, verso advertises 347 titles in ML catalog. ML #179.1. --- With prev... View more info

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George Grove 1820-1900: A Biography

By: YOUNG, Percy M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan London Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78923

ISBN: 0333196023

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A biography of the multi-talented engineer, lexicographer, educator and author who is perhaps best known for his Dictionary of Music and Musicians, versions of which are still being published. Includes a section of black & white photos. --- In full brown textured paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Jacket features a portrait of the bewhiskered Mr. Grove. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with very slight creasing to edges; else in... View more info

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Two Years in the Melting Pot

By: ZHONGREN, Liu

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, China Books & Periodicals Inc.: 1987

Stock No.: 74235

ISBN: 0835113701

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In decent shape, though volume has some lean; and with spine creasing. Inked names at front free endpaper. Chinese newspaperman offers his candid insights after spending two years in the US as a reporter. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages View more info

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Balzac

By: ZWEIG, Stefan

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1946

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74697

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


Book Club Edition with B-O-M-C flyer specific to this work laid in. In grey textured cloth-covered boards w/decorations and titling in red on cover & spine. Interior clean, bright and firm. Dust jacket with chipping and tears, especially along edges and in removable archival mylar protector. --- Zweig, an Austrian, left his native country when the Nazis rose to power; he died in Brazil in 1942. This biography of the great Honore de Balzac was to be his magnum opus. ; 8vo... View more info

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A True Picture of Emigration (Lakeside Classics #34)

By: [BURLEND, Rebecca] (author); QUAIFE, Milo Milton (editor)

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.: 1936

Stock No.: 82431

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The memoirs of Rebecca Burlend, an Englishwoman who emigrated with her husband and children from England to the US in 1831 in a reprint edition. Mrs. Burlend first published her story anonymously in 1848 (Howes B.992). The memoirs are reproduced in this special Lakeside Classics edition. Includes a fold-out map of the Pike County, Illinois area where the family settled. Also with tissue-protected frontis photographic portrait of Mrs. Burlend, and another portrait of her ... View more info