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Image for 1000 Peacewomen Across the Globe

1000 Peacewomen Across the Globe

By: 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Scalo Publishers: 2006

Seller ID: 9407


1000 women profiled, each with a page of text and a b&w photo, indexed by keyword. 5" x 7 3/4", black ribbon marker. View more info

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The History of Napolean Bonaparte, Complete in 2 volumes

By: Abbott, John, S. C.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1895

Seller ID: 11741


A quite handsone set bound in deep blue cloth with bright silver design embossed on the front boards and the spines. Spinel lettering is in gold. Each volume has a frontis portrait with tissue guard. Numerous b&w illustrations and maps in each volume. Pages bright and clear. volume one has a few spots at the rear hinge wear the paper has broken, corners sharp.. Volume one is 611 pages, volume two is 666 pages View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hertage Press:

Seller ID: 10857


Illustrated with etched gravures, brown marbled paper on boards, brown cloth spine with gold lettering. Deep brown slipcase. Sndglass XII:20 laid in. View more info

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Camille and the Sunflowers: a Story about Vincent Van Gogh

By: Anholt, Laurence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY, Barrons: 1994

Edition: First American Edition, 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11859


Former owner's small sticker on ffep, otherwise as new. "Where Camille lived, the sunflowers grew so high they looked like real suns. . . ". So begins this fascinating tale of Camille, a little boy who meets a man with a yellow beard. This man is Vincent van Gogh, and they become best friends. The story, based on a true-life incident, is beautifully illustrated in full-color, including reproductions of some of van Gogh's paintings. View more info

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Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail: A Story about Pablo Picasso

By: Anholt, Laurence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY, Barrons: 1998

Edition: First American Edition, 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11860


The fascinating story--based on true fact--of a world-famous artist and a little girl who became one of his models View more info

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Maria's Journey

By: Arredondo, Ramon; Arredondo, Trisha (Hull)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Indiana Historical Press: 2010

Seller ID: 8689


Born into the Mexican Revolution, Maria Perez entered into an arranged marriage at age fourteen to Miguel Arredondo. The couple and their tiny daughter immigrated to the United States in the 1920's, living in a boxcar while Miguel worked for the Texas Railroad and eventually, settling in East Chicago, Indiana, where Miguel worked for Inland Steel. Their story includes much of early-twentieth-century America: the rise of unions, the plunge into the Great Depression, the p... View more info

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Fugitive Days

By: Ayers, Bill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 2001

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 7893


Signed by Bill Ayers on the title page with a drawing over the signature and a date of 9/02. The highly respected educator and community activist tells of his days in the late 1960s when he founded the militant activist group the Weather Underground, and his involvement in the defining moments of his generation. View more info

Michigan and the Cleveland Era Sketches of Univesity of Michigan Staff Members and Alumni Who Served the Cleveland Administrations 1885-89. 1893-97

By: Babst, Earl D.; Vander Velde, Lewis G.: Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1948

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 7339


372 pages, b&w photographs. this copy was once part of a private library and has a stamp on the first endpaper and the second endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Blue cloth binding, dust jacket is present but is in two pieces with chipping at the edges. View more info

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Beyond the Pews Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown

By: Backman, Jillian Maas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lake Street Press: 2011

Seller ID: 8685


Drawing on her life experience, Backman offers valuable ways for readers to connect with their spiritual intuition. Interactive sections offer soul lessons to help readers understand their own faith experiences and develop their natural intuitive talents. View more info

Autumns in Skye Ross and Sutherland

By: Barnett, T. Ratcliffe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Robert Grant & son: 1930

Seller ID: 11782


187 pages plus ads, illustrated with 16 b&w photographs. Gift inscription on the half-title page is the only marking. Maps on endpapers. Bound in blue cloth with gold lettering on the front and spine. spine lettering is faded. The front and back of the dust jacket have been neatly clipped and tucked inside the book. View more info

Image for Longing for Darkness: Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa, with Original Photographs (January 1914-July 1931) and Quotations from Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

Longing for Darkness: Kamante's Tales from Out of Africa, with Original Photographs (January 1914-July 1931) and Quotations from Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)

By: Beard, Peter, Kamante; Dinesen, Isak

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1975

Seller ID: 11702


108 drawings, 160 photographs and 15 pages in color. Afterforward by Jacqueline Bouvier Onassis. Unmarked, clean copy. A bit of chipping on the top edge of the front board, slight wear at corners. Jacket is not price-clipped ($19.95). View more info

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The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness

By: ben Izzy, Joel

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Algonquin: 2005

Seller ID: 12484


Storyteller Joel ben Izzy tells about his experiences trying to regain his voice after a vocal chord was paralyzed during cancer surgery, and weaves the tale of his experiences with relevant fables from around the world. View more info

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Lift Every Voice and Sing A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem; 100 Years, 100 Voices

By: Bond;Julian; Wilson, Sondra Kathryn (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Edition: Ex-Library Edition

Seller ID: 10071


Minimal library markings, pages crisp and fresh. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, 275 pages, bibliography. This collection of 400-word essays from a wide range of famous contributors--from Maya Angelou to former President and Mrs. George Bush--celebrate the centennial of the Negro national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing". The Schomburg Center for Black Research has provided 100 photos for display. View more info

The Brand Family Chronicles or OMG They're Moving Again

By: Brand, Maxine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2017

Seller ID: 12493


The Brand Family Chronicles are 20 years of humorous annual letter musings covering the adventures of this wandering Jewish family. Every day life turned into laugh out loud events. And even death couldn't prevent humor from rising to the top with Maxine's "Keep on Stalking" blog posts. Enter the world of the Brand Family and be prepared to enjoy some comic relief. View more info

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Mozart: Scenes from the Childhood of the Great Composer

By: Brighton, Catherine

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: First American Edition, 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11848


Mozart, the brilliant child prodigy whose achievements astonished Europe. The richly detailed illustrations and simple, straight-forward prose vividly re-create the places, people, and events in his special world. View more info

Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living

By: Brkic, Courtney Angela

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004108


Memoir of a Croatian family, first printing, signed by the author. View more info

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Fifty Years Below Zero: A Lifetime of Adventure in the Far North

By: Brower, charles d.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & co.: 1942

Seller ID: 12572


Later printing with crisp, clean pages. Signed by the author's son on the ffep. Bound in blue cloth, only slight wear to dust jacket. Price on jacket is $12.95. View more info

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PB The Paul Brown Story

By: Brown, Paul with Jack, Clary

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1979

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 8088


338 pages with b&w illustrations. Crisp and unmarked, stated first edition. Red endpapers, bright yellow stain on top edge. Jacket is not price-clipped ($12.95). There is a newpaper article tucked inside from the 9-11-1999 edition of the Akron Beacon Journal. the article is about Paul Brown, written from an interview with his son Mike. View more info

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Book Shopper A Life in Review

By: Browne, Murray

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Paul Dry Books Inc: 2009

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 6432


215 pp. A spirited and witty guide to the workd of disheveled used bookshops. It will make you laugh as it helps you find your way to tiltes and authors you'll really want to read. View more info

Joe Maddy of Interlocken

By: Browning, Norma Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery: 1963

Seller ID: 7348


The story of Joe Maddy, founder of the first national summer music camp. 297 pages, ffep contains name and address of former owner plus a bookplate. Interior pages crisp, clean and unmarked. Jacket has light wear at edges and is now protected in removable mylar sleeve. View more info