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1 Du Pont-The Autobiography of an American Enterprise The story of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co.in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Company on July 19, 1802.
Wilmington, DE E.I. Du Pont De Nemours 1952 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Publisher's cream and burgundy linen cloth, with gilt lettering on spine and cover. End papers mapped and book illustrated throughout with B & W and color photographs, and sketches. . Edges of covers slightly soiled, verso of f.e.p. mildly spotted, otherwise unmarked, square, tight and clean. D/J has moderate open tear at tail, edges worn and tears at top and bottom corners. VERY GOOD/GOOD. . B & W and color photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 138 pp 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Granta  The Magazine of New Writing / 124
2 Granta The Magazine of New Writing / 124
New York Granta Publications summer 2013 First Edition. 1 Soft Cover Fine with no dust jacket 
Various writers writing about places that had effects on them...Dave Eggers, Haruki Murakami, Siddhartha Mukherjee Lina Wolff, Ellen Bryant Voight, Fine/ As New . Travel Series. Vol. 124. 256 pp 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
Laboratory Manual of Microbiology
3 Laboratory Manual of Microbiology
New York Macmillan 1950 Second Edition. 1 Softcover with no dust jacket 
Spiral bound Second edition. Bright interior . Writing on cover .Normal wear .Bright interior . 11x8. 134 pp 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Memoirs of Emma, Lady Hamilton, the Friend of Lord Nelson, and the Court of Naples
4 Memoirs of Emma, Lady Hamilton, the Friend of Lord Nelson, and the Court of Naples
New York P. F. Collier & Son 1910 First Edition. 1 Hard Cover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Publisher's decorated green cloth, gilt and green Coat-of-Arms medallion on cover surrounded by gilt fillets with intricate gilt filligree and edged with gilt rolling-tool, gilt title on white panel on spine, spine in six compartments with gilt borders and Napoleonic Bee decoration, t.e.g., red endpapers. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece and three B&W plates. . Spine faded, some mild wear to corners and head and heel of spine, else near fine. VERY GOOD+.. Memoirs and Historical Chronicals of the Courts of Europe Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 477 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini A Florentine Artist
The Spenser Press N.D. First Edition. 1 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering on green panels and gilt design on spine, border and design blind-stamped on front cover. . Gilt design on spine faded, head and heel of spine slightly worn, front cover smudged, corners bumped, endpapers yellowed, former owner's name on fep, title page lightly smudged, pencil scribble on rep, else fine. VERY GOOD. . The World's Greatest Literature Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 403 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
The Correlator 1924 Year Book of The University High School
6 The Correlator 1924 Year Book of The University High School
Chicago University of Chicago 1924 First Edition. 1 Hard Cover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full black leather with gilt embossed title, year and seal of the University High School on the front cover, tan endpapers. With a class list for the Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors and a B&W photo and brief bio of the Seniors. . Head and heel of spine are lightly rubbed, p. 39 has ink hashmarks by some of the Junior Class Member's names, faint pencil sums on the edge of a couple pages, else tight, square and clean. . 236 pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
7 The Gallery of Portraits: With Memoirs (Complete in Seven Volumes) Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
London Charles Knight & Co. 1833 First Edition. 1 Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
Publisher's half-leather in dark green over green cloth boards, 4 raised bands on spine decorated with gilt, brown leather spine labels with gilt lettering, a.e.g., light yellow endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w engravings. This is a large, heavy set. Sorry to have to ask for extra postage. . Leather on spines and tips are lightly rubbed, Vol. II has 1/2" loss of leather at the head of the spine, armorial bookplates in all volumes with some paste residue on the facing endpaper, a brief, penciled gift inscription in Vol. I only, the front hinges of Vols. I, IV, and VII are cracked, all other hinges are intact, some very slight foxing to the edges of the page not affecting the engravings. VERY GOOD. . B&W engravings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 184;182;192;211;196;184;203 pp 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
The World its Cities and Peoples (Nine Volumes, Complete) Illustrated
8 The World its Cities and Peoples (Nine Volumes, Complete) Illustrated
London, Paris, New York, and Melbourne Cassell & Company, Ltd. N.D. First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, black lettering on cover, endpapers brown. All volumes profusely illustrated with full-page B&W plates. 9 Volumes. . Light water mark on foredge of volume IV, else all volumes tight, square, unmarked, and clean. NEAR FINE . B&W Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
9 Women in History (Complete in Seven Volumes)
Chartwell Books, Inc. 2003 First Edition. 1 As New in Poor dust jacket 
Complete seven volume softcover set in original slipcase, all still shrinkwrapped. . These volumes are still in original shrinkwrapped slipcase which is unopened. AS NEW. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
Who's Who in the Midwest: 1967-68, A. N. Marquis
10 A. N. Marquis Who's Who in the Midwest: 1967-68
Chicago Marquis Who's Who, Inc. 1968 Tenth Edition. First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering on red panel on spine, gilt lettering on cover, printed endpapers. A biographical reference book of noteworthy people in the Midwest and Canada.. Spine slightly curved, otherwise unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE.. Who's Who Series. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 1117 pp 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
I Had a Hammer  The Hank Aaron Story, Aaron, Hank & Lonnie Wheeler
11 Aaron, Hank & Lonnie Wheeler I Had a Hammer The Hank Aaron Story
NY Harpercollins 1991 0060163216 / 9780060163211 Stated First Edition. First Printing Hard Cover As New in Near Fine dust jacket 
Quarter bound in publisher's maroon cloth over tan boards, gilt lettering on spine, Hank Aaron's facsimile signature, gilt, on cover, tan endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket shows only the slightest shelf-wear. AS NEW/NEAR FINE. . B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 333 pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
12 Abbott, E. C. "Teddy Blue"; Helena Huntington Smith We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 1991 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover New with No dust jacket as issued 
Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with color map and B&W photographs. Originally published in 1939 by Farrar & Rinehart. Edward Charles "Teddy Blue" Abbott was born December 17, 1860, in Cranwich Hall, Norfolk County, England. In 1871, he came to the United States with his father, J.B. Abbott. They went to Texas, eventually purchased a cattle herd, and drove it north to Nebraska. Teddy Blue settled with his family at the end of the Texas cattle trail near Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1883, he entered Montana with a herd of longhorns, and two years later, signed on with the DHS Ranch at Fort Maginnis. He became engaged to Mary Stuart, daughter of one of his employers, Granville Stuart. The couple married on September 29, 1889, and settled on the 3 Deuce Ranch at Giltedge. They had ten children. Abbott was a longtime member of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, he served six years on the Montana Stock Commission for Fergus County, 30 years as a member of the Democratic Central Committee, and 16 years as a school trustee, and, in 1924, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature. In 1938, Abbott collaborated with Helena Huntington Smith (Mrs. Henry F. Pringle) on his autobiography "We Pointed Them North," the story of his years as a cowpuncher on the Texas cattle drives and his experiences on Montana's open range in the 1880s. Abbott died of pneumonia April 7, 1939, days after the book was published.. This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean; still in its original shrink-wrap. NEW. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 89. Color Map and B&W Photographs. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. lxx, 385 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
The Moon by Whale Light And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodillians, and Whales, Ackerman, Diane
13 Ackerman, Diane The Moon by Whale Light And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodillians, and Whales
NY Random House 1991 0394585747 / 9780394585741 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Quarter bound in publisher's navy cloth over teal boards with author's initials embossed in shiny blue on the front cover, silver lettering on spine and decorated endpapers. . Head of spine is very slightly rubbed, else pristine, unmarked, square, tight and clean. Price clipped dust jacket is rubbed along all edges and has two faint scratches on the rear cover. NEAR FINE/ VERY GOOD-. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xxii, 249 pp 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
Harry Hopkins: A Biography, Adams, Henry H.
14 Adams, Henry H. Harry Hopkins: A Biography
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1977 -. 1 Hard Cover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Full blue cloth, silver lettering on spine, green endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Volume shows only mild shelf wear, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket shows some wear at head of spine, spine lightly sunned. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 448 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ADAMS FAMILY, Adams, James Truslow
15 Adams, James Truslow THE ADAMS FAMILY
Boston Little, Brown, and Co. 1930 First Edition Thus. 1 Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full burgundy cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, fore-edge deckle. 8vo. x, 363 pp. Illustrated with nine B&W plates. The volume is in excellent condition, tight and square. There is a tiny bookseller's label on the fep, the spine is slightly shelf-worn at the head and heel, else fine. NEAR FINE.. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
The Spotted Sphinx, Adamson, Joy
16 Adamson, Joy The Spotted Sphinx
New York Harcourt Brace 1969 First American Edition. 1 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight. . Unclipped dust jacket shows wear, fading and chipping. There is a tear along the bottom front cover. There is a shadow of the title on the front boards with some fading along top. . B&W and Color Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 313 pp 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers, Addison, Joseph; Richard Steele; Eustace Budgell
17 Addison, Joseph; Richard Steele; Eustace Budgell The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers
New York The Heritage Press 1945 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gordon Ross 
Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on red panels on spine, illustrated slipcase. Illustrated with color frontispiece, color plates throughout. . Spine slightly faded and water marked, previous owner's book plate on ffep, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. VERY GOOD- . Color Illustrations. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxviii, 198 pp 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
The World According to Martha, Adler, Bill (Editor)
18 Adler, Bill (Editor) The World According to Martha
New York Mcgraw-Hill 2006 0071464565 / 9780071464567 1 Hard Cover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall. vii, 182, (1) pp 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
The History of England, from the Accession of King George the Third, to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year 1783 (Three Volumes, Complete), Adolphus, John
19 Adolphus, John The History of England, from the Accession of King George the Third, to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year 1783 (Three Volumes, Complete)
London T. Cadell and Jun. and W. Davies 1802 First Printing Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Three volumes in contemporary half calf over marcled boards, spines in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments on burgundy labels, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Frontispiece portrait of George III in volume one. John Adolphus (17681845) was an English barrister and historian. This, his major work, was first published in 1802. It includes summaries of parliamentary debates, and Adolphus was praised for it in issue No. 2 of the Edinburgh Review. The papers of George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe had been placed at Adolphus's disposal in the preparation of his history, and they enabled him to throw light on the conduct of Lord Bute, and on the political transactions of the earlier years of the reign of George III, who, in conversation, commented on the accuracy with which some of the first measures taken after his accession had been described. Extremely scarce.. The volumes are in excellent condition with occasional foxing throughout, but unmarked, tight, square and clean. Volume Two (only) has been professionally rebacked with the original spine laid on. An extremely elegant set. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 1500.00 USD
 
 
Open: An Autobiography, Agassi, Andre
20 Agassi, Andre Open: An Autobiography
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2009 0307268195 / 9780307268198 First Edition Thus. 1 Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Quarter bound in grey cloth over beige boards, silver lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition. FINE/FINE.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. (vi), 385, (7) pp 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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