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Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, of Several Eminent Persons of the Present Age. Never Before Printed. (Three Volumes, Complete)

By: Almon, John

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London, T. N. Longman and L. B. Seeley: 1797

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 22616

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in tan calf over original boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on black label in one compartment, gilt volume numbers and dates in two compartments, gilt borders on edges. John Almon (1737-1805) was an English journalist and writer on political subjects, notable for his efforts to secure the right to publish reports on the debates in Parliament. He was born in Liverpool and came to London, where in 1761 he was a reporter for the Gazetteer, and published A Review of Mr. Pitt's Administration, which was popular with the opposition. In 1770 ... View more info

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The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

By: Alter, Jonathan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 10257

ISBN: 0743246004

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's blue cloth over yellow boards, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW/AS NEW.. B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 432 pp View more info

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The Victors: Eisenhower and His Boys-The Men of World War II

By: Ambrose, Stephen E. Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Paperback Edition. 1

Seller ID: 7066

ISBN: 0684856298

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's glossy wraps. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs. . This is an unread, unmarked copy, tight, square and clean. FINE.. Trade Paperback. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 396 pp View more info

These Wonderful People: Intimate Moments in Their Lives

By: Ames, Noel (ed)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Peoples Book Club: 1947

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 27508

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, illustrated endpapers. These brief, intimate glimpses into the lives famous people reveal them as warm, sincere human beings. Each colorful selection, whether an autobiography or biography, is so well written that you will better understand the people who move through these pages - pages in which there is struggle and heroism, happiness and sorrow, success and failure, youth and old age - pages from which emerge their great accomplishments. Oliver Wendel Holmes, Irving Berlin, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, George Washington Carver, Th... View more info

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The Best Cat Ever

By: Amory, Cleveland

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 12017

ISBN: 0316037443

Condition: Good in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (vii), 262 pp View more info

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Bill and Hillary The Marriage

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1999

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 11748

ISBN: 2702838707

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


GOOD/GOOD.. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 340 pp View more info

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Jackie After Jack: Portrait of the Lady

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1998

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 23271

ISBN: 0688153127

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's blue paper over white boards, silver lettering on spine. Illustrated with 32 pages of B&W photographs. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition. FINE/FINE.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xi, (iii), 472 pp View more info

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To Fly and Fight Memoirs of a Triple Ace

By: Anderson, Clarence E. "Bud" with Joseph P. Hamelin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pacifica, CA, Pacifica Military History: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. 1

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16980

ISBN: 0935553347

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Inscribed by the author on the fep. Publisher's full blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. Illustrated with b&w photographs. . Head of spine has light shelf-wear, the upper tip of the front cover is very slightly bumped, spine is slightly cocked, else pristine, tight, square and clean. Unclipped dust jacket is crimped at the upper tip of the front cover and has slight rubbing to the head of the spine. NEAR FINE/ VERY GOOD+. . B&W Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xv, 307 pp. Signed by Author View more info

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My Lord, What a Morning

By: Anderson, Marian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Camelot: 1967

Edition: First Edition. Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 11425

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 222, (2) pp View more info

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The Perfect Tribute

By: Andrews, Mary R.S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Scribners: 1926

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 14551

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's quarter bound black over light green boards, red and black emblem on cover and spine, endpaper decoration by Wilfred Jones, frontispiece decoration of Lincoln at bedside. . Moderate wear to head and heel of spine with some loss, spine and boards mildly rubbed and faded, pages yellowed, former owner's name on fep, otherwise unmarked and clean. . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 49 pp View more info

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The Lincoln Reader

By: Angle, Paul M (Editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 11691

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, 564 pp View more info

Pioneers: Narratives of Noah Harris Letts and Thomas Allen Banning, 1825-1865

By: Angle, Paul M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 9083

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, fore-edge deckle, t.e.g. Illustrated with maps and drawings.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 1972. Maps and Drawings. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. (xxii), 290 pp View more info

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Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian

By: Annan, Noel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1984

Edition: First American Edition. 1

Seller ID: 23928

ISBN: 0394530616

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Quarter bound in grey cloth over grey boards, copper lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with eight pages of B&W photographs. . Edges of boards sunned, former owner's inscription on ffep, some very light marks and underlining throughout, newspaper review of book has been taped to rfep, else near fine. Unclipped dust jacket shows mild shelf-wear, spine lightly sunned. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD+. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xv, (i), 432 pp View more info

A Memoir of the Life of Peter the Great

By: Anonymous (Sir John Barrow)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, John Murray and Thomas Tegg: N.D.

Edition: Fifth Edition. 1

Seller ID: 15917

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full calf, spine in six compartments, gilt lettering on burgundy label in one compartment, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Peter the Great. nd (c. 1850). An extremely handsome binding. . Hinges professionally reinforced, a portion of upper board lightly sunned, else unmarked, tight, square, supple and clean. VERY GOOD. . Portrait Frontispiece. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xvi, 366 pp View more info

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Catherine the Great

By: Anthony, Katharine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1925

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 21562

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in beige cloth over decorated boards, black lettering on spine, t.e.g. (black), fore and bottom edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W plates. . Volume shows mild shelf-wear, spine sunned, tops of several pages lightly stained, not affecting text, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (x), 331 pp View more info

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Cervantes: Adventurer, Idealist and Destiny's Fool

By: Arbo, Sebastian Juan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1955

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 9165

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Full red cloth, gilt medallion on cover, gilt lettering on spine. . Boards slightly warped, some slight wear to corners and head and heel of spine, some mild rubbing on spine, some light foxing on endpapers. VERY GOOD- . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (x), 261 pp View more info

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Napoleon and his Women Friends

By: Aretz, Gertrude

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1927

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 13794

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Stated first edition. Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine, fore and bottom edges deckle. Illustrated with 16 full-page, glossy, B&W illustrations. Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul. . Spine very lightly sunned, some mild rubbing around corners and head and heel of spine, former owner's name and date (1927) written on ffep, else fine. NEAR FINE.. B&W Plates. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 375 pp View more info

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Up The Years From Bloomsbury: An Autobiography

By: Arliss, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1927

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 14523

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full green cloth, black lettering on cover and spine, t.e.g. (green), fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece. . Spine moderately sunned with mild wear to head and heel, corners bumped, rear cover lightly stained, former owner's name on ffep, some light underlining throughout, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (vi), 321 pp View more info

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The Domestic and Artistic Life of John Singleton Copley, R. A.

By: Armory, Martha Bobcock

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 14989

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on maroon leather label on spine, top edge deckle, green endpapers, tissue-protected engraved portrait frontispiece. . Head and heel of spine and edges moderately shelf-worn, label on spine rubbed, minor offset of frontispiece on title page, else fine; unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD.. B&W Frontispiece. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (xii), 478 pp View more info

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LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Two Volumes in One

By: Arnault, M. A. and C. L. F. Panckoucke (trans)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter & Coates: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. 1

Seller ID: 19226

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Two volumes in one. Publisher's full blue cloth with gilt on spine, floral design embossed in black on cover and spine. The Alta Edition. . Title page and front endpapers are disbound, head and heel of spine and tips are rubbed, front hinge is cracked, top edge is dust soiled, else unmarked, square and clean. FAIR. . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. iv, 498 pp View more info