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Life of James Marshall, 2 Volumes

By: Beveridge, Albert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003023


Two volumes issued as complete in 1916. Sales flyer from Houghton Mifflin describes this set and other biographies. Illustrated with b&w photgraphs and a color frontis in each volume, Indexed. Green boards with gold lettering on the spines and front, top edges gilt. Plain jackets, with lettering on the spines indicate that the set was priced at $3.00. Jackets have edgewear and a piece torn out of each, now protected in mylar, jacket spines are darkened. View more info

Americanization of Edward Bok; the Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After

By: Bok, Edward W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons: 2000

Seller ID: 004198


The Lakeside Press, dark brown cloth with gold lettering, top edge gilt. 459 pages with a full list of the Lakeside Classics, by year, in the back. View more info

Life of Samuel Johnson (3 volumes)

By: Boswell, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 000847


Three volumes, bound in green cloth with giilt on front covers and spines. 'about 100 illustrations by Herbert Railton and many portraits'. Maps on endpapers, clean set, no markings. Front hinge cracked on volume 1 and ffep along with frontis portrait, loose.. Front hinge starting on volume 3. View more info

In the Evening of My Thought 2 Volumes

By: Clemenceau, Georges

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929

Seller ID: 002181


Translated by Charles Miner Thompson and John Heard Jr.. A clean, firmly bound set. Former owner's person bookplate and small bookstore stamp inside front cover of each. B&W frontis portrait in volume one. Boards are blue with gold lettering. Jackets are plain with lettering and decoration on spines. Jacket of volume one has a 1/2 inch chip at the top and a vertical tear of 1 1/2 inches, now in mylar. View more info

Samuel Pepys

By: Coote, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Providence, NJ, U.S.A., BPR Publishers: 2000

Seller ID: 001491


Biography, Indexed, Bibliography. Black binding with gold letting on spine. View more info

Madame Curie

By: Curie, Eva

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 000444


As new copy, bound in full leather with gold decorative embossing. End papers are silk, gilt edges, ribbon bookmark. Easton Press bookplate, unmarked and tucked inside waiting for an owner. View more info

Rivales De Dieu: Les Femmes De Pretre

By: Desfonds, Odette

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Paris, France, A. Michel: 1993

Seller ID: 002995


French language edition. View more info

Shot in the Heart

By: Gilmore, Mikal

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday: 1994

Edition: Advance Reading Copy

Seller ID: 006395


Special Bookseller's Preview Edition, 105 pages, photograph on front board, black slipcase, publisher's letter bound in. promotional flyer laid in. View more info

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Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say

By: Hearth, Amy Hill

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Atria Books: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 005501


An oral history of the life of Marion 'Strong Medicine' Gould, presented by the author of "Having Our Say: the Delany Sisters' First 100 Years". View more info

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Solitary Comrade: Jack London and His Work

By: Hedrick, Joan D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., Univ of North Carolina Pr: 1982

Seller ID: 003598


2 small nicks on jacket, now protected in mylar. A biography and study of Jack London's inner life, as revealed by his art. B&W photos View more info

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson the Story of His Life

By: Higginson, Mary Thacher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1914

Seller ID: 001830


Beautiful copy, illustrated with 17 photographs. Bound in dark red buckram, gilt top edge. pages clean and bright, unmarked, tightly bound. View more info

Image for Great Men and Famous Women; a Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History, 4 volumes

Great Men and Famous Women; a Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History, 4 volumes

By: Horne, Charles F.; Editor

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Selmar Hess: 1894

Seller ID: 006156


Each volume 9 1/2" x 12", bound in dark brown buckram with 3/4 leather. marbled endpapers. Bright gold lettering on front of each, gold lettering on spines, leather is rubbed and deteriorating on spines and corners. Interiors contain full page b&w photogravures, wood-engravings and typogravures, each with a tissue protector which is printed with the subject of the illustration. Volume 1 has a 3" loss of leather on the spine and a 1" x 1 1/2" chip... View more info

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Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors: Samuel Johnson

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: East Aurora, New York, Roycrofters: 1899

Seller ID: 005699


Number 55 of 925 copies that were printed and specially hand illumed, Elbert Hubbard's signature. Title page plus 5 initial blocks, beautifuuly done in color. B&W frontis portrait of Johnson, tissue guard is loose. Brown suede binding is lightly soiled with worn edges, gold lettering on the front. Silk endpapers, blank endpapers are browning, ribbon marker is detached. Neat gift inscription on ffep dated 1900. There is also a photograph tucked inside, which I presu... View more info

Wider Sea : Life of John Ruskin (Phoenix Giants S)

By: Hunt, John Dixon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ): 1998

Seller ID: 001492


512 pages, b&w drawings & photgraphs, indexed. View more info

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Redifining Success: Women's Unique Paths

By: Johnson, Nancy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Sibyl: 1995

Seller ID: 000811


defining Success explores the questions surrounding women's paths to success. Author Nancy Johnson talked with ordinary women who have achieved success in a variety of walks of life. Traditional definitions of success -- money, prestige, power -- are not found here. Rather, highly personal definitions emerge. With refreshing candor, much humor, penetrating intelligence, and tremendous grace, these 24 remarkable women tell their stories. Heartwarming, these stories will i... View more info