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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: $45.00

Publisher: Scalo Publishers: 2006

Seller ID: 9407

ISBN: 3039390392

Condition: New


Scalo Publishers, 2006. New. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0812064097

Condition: Very Good++


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

ISBN: 0764150316

Condition: Fine


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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Fugitive Days

By: Ayers, Bill

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 2001

Edition: Second printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 7893

ISBN: 0807071242

Condition: Fine


Boston: Beacon Press, 2001. Second printing. Fine/fine. 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

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Charles Goodyear: Connecticut Yankee and Rubber Pioneer

By: Barker, P. W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass., Godfrey L. Cabot, Inc.: 1940

Seller ID: 13069

Condition: Very Good


Prroximately 8" x 11", 190 pages, unmarked, 22 b&w illustrations including frontis. paper over boards with portrait on cover. Wear at extremities. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0151530807

Condition: Very Good++


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: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Algonquin: 2005

Seller ID: 12484

ISBN: 1565125126

Condition: New


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: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Edition: Ex-Library Edition

Seller ID: 10071

ISBN: 0679463151

Condition: Very Good +


New York: Random House, 2000. Ex-Library Edition. Very Good +/very good +. 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

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The Brand Family Chronicles or OMG They're Moving Again

By: Brand, Maxine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2017

Seller ID: 12493

ISBN: 1543203205

Condition: New


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

ISBN: 0385415370

Condition: Fine


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

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Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living

By: Brkic, Courtney Angela

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 004108

ISBN: 0374207747

Condition: Fine


Signed by the author. When she was 23 years old, Brkic joined a UN forensic team in eastern Bosnia. Here, she describes the gruesome work of recovering remains and transcribing the memories of survivors. She also explores her family's history in Yugoslavia. 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

ISBN: 0396023797

Condition: Very Good++


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: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1979

Edition: First

Seller ID: 8088

ISBN: 0689109857

Condition: Fine


New York: Atheneum, 1979. First printing. Fine/near fine. 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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Dust to Dust

By: Busch, Benjamin

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2012

Edition: Advance Reading Copy

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 9098

ISBN: 0062014846

Condition: Fine


New York: Harper Collins, 2012. Advance Reading Copy. Fine. Advance galley, in wraps, signed by Benjamin busch on the title page. An extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, war and peace, the explorations of childhood and revelations of adulthood by Busch--a U.S. Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on "The Wire," and son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch. View more info

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Mistress of the Seas

By: Carlova, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Citadel Press: 1964

Edition: First

Seller ID: 12861

Condition: Very Good++


Stated first Edition. Unmarked, firm binding. black boards with red cloth spine. Jacket has light wear along the top edge and a 4" closed tear on the back. A dramatic biography of Anne Bonny, the lusty eighteenth century beauty who became a pirate queen. View more info

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The Next-To-Nothing House

By: Carrick, alice Ban Leer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1923

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 12350

Condition: Very Good +


252 pages, unmarked, numerous b&w photographs. Shadow on first blank endpaper from clipping being laid in. Bound in green cloth with illustration and lettering in white. Spine lettering is faded. View more info

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

By: Cellini, Benvenuto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1965

Seller ID: 9191

Condition: Fine


London: The Folio Society, 1965. Fine/Slipcase-Fine. 351 pages of text plus a section with b&w photographs of work by Cellini. The binding is based on a mid-sixteenth century Italian binding no in the British Museum. Marroon buckram with decoration and lettering in gold, housed in a grey slipcase. View more info