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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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Stalin's Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of World War II on the Eastern Front

By: PLESHAKOV, Constantine

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82022

ISBN: 0618367012

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition of author's account of the first ten days after Nazi Germany invaded Russia during World War II, during which the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin essentially took no action. The result was the Russian army lost hundreds of thousands. With three maps and a section of black & white plates. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Dust jacket with photo of soldiers on the attack. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and newish. Price-clipped ja... View more info

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The Romance of Prince Eugène Vol. I An Idyll under Napoleon

By: PULITZER, Albert

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1895

Stock No.: 73700

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Volume I only (of two volumes). Translated from the French by Mrs. B.M. Sherman. First US Edition. In full green cloth-covered boards, which are elaborately decorated in gilt and red. With 6 engraved illustrations, each of which is tissue-protected, and the tissues bear printed information on the person in the accompanying illustration. Darkened spine w/faded but readable gilt lettering. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges are heavily deckled. Interior pages bear some f... View more info

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Shadow and Light

By: RABB, Jonathan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82308

ISBN: 0374261946

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A first printing of Jonathan Rabb's novel, which features his Nikolai Hoffner character who is assigned to investigate a supposed suicide in seamy Weimar Republic-era Berlin. --- In black paper-covered boards with spine titling and decorations in gilt. Jacket with image of early 20th-century Berlin scene. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped dust jacket also in excellent shape.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (8), 373 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 c... View more info

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William Tell

By: SCHILLER, Johann Christoph Friedrich von

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1952

Stock No.: 81524

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket


The classic play featuring the Swiss marksman is set against the 14th Century fight for Swiss independence. Translated from the German in the meter of the original by Theodore Martin and illustrated by Rafaello Busoni, and an introductory essay by Thomas Carlyle. --- In full ivory and brown cloth-covered boards with crossbow illustration on cover; brown spine titling and textblock edges stippled in brown. In original glassine wrap and in brown paper-covered slipcase. S... View more info

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The Oxford Reformers: Colet, Erasmus and More (Everyman's Library #665, in "Flatback" style 1 binding)

By: SEEBOHM, Frederic

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: [c.1914-1928]

Stock No.: 82637

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This Everyman's Library edition by the English economic historian Frederic Seebohm (1833-1912) focuses on the influences of University of Oxford lecturers John Colet, Erasmus, and Sir Thomas More, ". . .with relation to the religious movements at Oxford from 1496 to 1519." (per Ross, p.451). With a brief introduction by the author's son, Hugh Seebohm. An entry in Everyman's Library Biography series. E.L. no. 665. --- In flatback binding style 1, grey cloth-covere... View more info

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Henry V: The Scourge of God

By: SEWARD, Desmond

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Penguin: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 41057

ISBN: 0670811742

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first U.S. edition of this biography of English King Henry V, who ruled from 1413 to 1422. During his reign, the English took large portions of France and won the decisive Battle of Agincourt. Per the author, the animus that resulted from English occupation of France stayed with the French long after Henry's death in 1422. With several maps and a section of black & white illustrations. Indexed. --- In gold paper-covered boards backed in navy cloth with gilt-stamped sp... View more info

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Saint Joan: a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue

By: SHAW, Bernard

Price: $20.50

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80720

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A 1924 first US edition of Shaw's famous play, which is based upon the life and trial of Saint Joan of Arc. Includes a lengthy preface, as well as an epilogue. --- In full green cloth-covered boards, deckled fore-edge and titling on paper spine label. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With 2-inch tear to title page, an inked correction on page 128 (changing "humbling thanking you" to "humbly thanking", a few creased page corners, somewhat faded spine label and a m... View more info

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Romantic Castles And Palaces As Seen And Described By Famous Authors

By: SINGLETON, Esther (editor and translator)

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1901

Stock No.: 74699

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition, copyright page. In full green cloth-covered boards with elaborate decorations and titling in gilt on cover and spine. Interior features numerous b&w photos. Front cover a bit loose and with previous owners' signatures on front free endpaper, minor wear at cover edges; otherwise a bright, clean copy. Lacks a jacket. --- Editor has chosen descriptions by noted authors such as Sir Walter Scott, Alexandre Dumas, Nathaniel Hawthorne and many others to d... View more info

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

By: SUETONIUS (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1965

Stock No.: 83050

Condition: Very Good


First and Second Century historian Suetonius wrote these biographical profiles of the noted Roman Emperors. Translated by Philemon Holland. Revised and introduced By Moses Hadas. Illustrated with color paintings tipped onto leaves by Salvatore Fiume, and with black & white portraits of the emperors. --- In full patterned cloth-covered boards with titling on maroon spine block in gilt. Volume housed in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer not present. --- With p... View more info

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

By: TUCHMAN, Barbara Wertheim

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1978

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 81031

ISBN: 0394400267

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book club edition. Barbara Tuchman's lengthy work sheds light on the tumultuous events of the 14th century. With maps at endpapers, black & white and color plates inserted in several sections. --- In full black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine and cover. Dust jacket with color period painting. --- With prior owner's notations and sticker to front endpapers, slight wear to covers at extremities; otherwise a clean, firm copy. Dust jacket with chippin... 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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In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign

By: WOLFF, Leon

Price: $39.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2003

Stock No.: 77172

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


First Folio Society edition. Beautifully produced copy of author's examination of the horrific third battle at Ypres and elsewhere during World War I; first published 1959. --- In pictorial, full cloth covers. With numerous photos and maps. Lacks the slipcase. --- A Fine copy: bright, clean and unmarked.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 298 pages 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