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Life of James Marshall, 2 Volumes

By: Beveridge, Albert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1916

Edition: First

Seller ID: 003023

Condition: Near Fine


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

Life of Samuel Johnson (3 volumes)

By: Boswell, James

Price: $50.00

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

Seller ID: 000847

Condition: Very Good


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

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In the Evening of My Thought 2 Volumes

By: Clemenceau, Georges

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929

Seller ID: 002181

Condition: Very Good +


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

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Madame Curie

By: Curie, Eva

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 000444

Condition: As New


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

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Rivales De Dieu: Les Femmes De Pretre

By: Desfonds, Odette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, France, A. Michel: 1993

Seller ID: 002995

ISBN: 2226067477

Condition: New


French language edition. View more info

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Three Things You need to Know about Rockets

By: Fox, Jessica A.

Price: $23.99

Publisher: New York, Marble Arch Press: 2013

Seller ID: 13261

ISBN: 1476730253

Condition: New


In this inspiring, delightful memoir, a young woman decides to escape the daily grind and turn her "what if" fantasy into a reality, only to find work--and a man--she loves in one fell swoop, all in a secondhand bookstore in a quaint Scottish town. View more info

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Man's Search for Meaning

By: Frankel, Victor E.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 2006

Seller ID: 13265

ISBN: 0807014273

Condition: Near fine


A clean, bright, gently read copy. Based on his experiences in Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz, from 1942 to 1945, Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of suffering argues that man cannot avoid suffering but can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. View more info

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Shot in the Heart

By: Gilmore, Mikal

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: Advance Reading Copy

Seller ID: 006395

ISBN: 0385422938

Condition: Fine


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1994. Advance Reading Copy. Fine/Slipcase/Fine. 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: $15.00

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

Edition: First

Seller ID: 005501

ISBN: 0743297792

Condition: New


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atria Books, 2008. First Printing. New/New. 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: $40.00

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

Seller ID: 003598

ISBN: 0807814881

Condition: Fine


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

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: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Selmar Hess: 1894

Seller ID: 006156

Condition: Very Good


New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. Very Good/No Jacket Issued. 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 missing from the back. Volume 4 has a loosening front hinge. A... 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

Condition: Very Good -


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 presume is Jessie, the person who wrote the gift inscription. Pages numbered 119 to 144. Handmade paper, tiny bit of foxing. View more info

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Dorothy Fuldheim: First First Lady of Television News

By: Mote, Patricia M.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Berea, Ohio, U.S.A., Quixote Pubns: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 005611

ISBN: 0963308351

Condition: Fine


252 pages, indexed, b&w photographs. Jacket protected in mylar. A fresh, unread copy. View more info

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Dorothy Fuldheim: First First Lady of Television News

By: Mote, Patricia M.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Berea, Ohio, U.S.A., Quixote Pubns: 1997

Seller ID: 005612

ISBN: 0963308351

Condition: Fine


252 pages, indexed, b&w photographs. Jacket protected in mylar. A fresh, unread copy, signed by the author on the first endpaper. View more info

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Great & Glorious Romance; the Story of Carl Sandburg and Lilian Steichen

By: Sandburg, Helga

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1978

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 001498

ISBN: 0151368945

Condition: Near Fine


Stated first edition, inscribed and dated by the author on first endpaper. Slight crease on inside of jacket cover, protected in mylar. View more info

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In Sorcery's Shadow: A Memoir of Apprenticeship Among the Songhay of Niger

By: Stoller, Paul; Olkes, Cheryl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Univ of Chicago Pr: 1987

Edition: First

Seller ID: 005382

ISBN: 0226775429

Condition: Fine


Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Univ of Chicago Pr, 1987. First Printing. Fine/Very Good-. 235 pages, glossary, b&w photographs. View more info

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Memoirs of the Latter Year of the Right Honourable Chrls James Fox

By: Trotter, John Bernard

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, George Sidney: 1811

Seller ID: 003806

Condition: Very Good


Small gift inscription on ffep is the only marking. 536 pages, binding firm. Original leather boards, gold lettering on the spine, black title block with gold lettering. View more info