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Image for The King in Love:  Edwards Vll's Mistresses : Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, Alice Keppel and Others

The King in Love: Edwards Vll's Mistresses : Lillie Langtry, Daisy Warwick, Alice Keppel and Others

By: Aronson, Theo

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 11552

ISBN: 0060160330

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over rust boards, gilt lettering on spine, salmon endpapers. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs.. Minor shelf-wear and light spotting on edges, otherwise unmarked, tight and square. Dust jacket only slightly worn. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xii, 301 pp View more info

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Grandmama of Europe: The Crowned Descendants of Queen Victoria

By: Aronson, Theo

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1973

Edition: -. 2nd U. S. Printing

Seller ID: 25798

ISBN: 067251723X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Former owner's name written on ffep of volume, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket shows mild wear, small closed tear at bottom of front panel. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD+. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, 353 pp View more info

Days of Grace

By: Ashe, Arthur; Arnold Rampersad

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition. Second Printing

Seller ID: 19213

ISBN: 0679423966

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xii, 317 pp View more info

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Myself

By: Ashton-Warner, Sylvia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1967

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 12918

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Full red cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine, t.e.g. (yellow). . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Corners bumped, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket shows mild shelf-wear. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 239 pp View more info

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Margot Asquith: An Autobiography (Volume II)

By: Asquith, Margot

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 10873

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, rendering of author's signature blind-stamped on front cover, fore and bottom edge deckle. Illustrated with several B&W photographs and reproductions throughout. . Rear board lightly stained, mild wear to head and heel of spine, including tear in cloth binding at head of spine, spine mildly sunned and soiled, else near fine. VERY GOOD . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. viii, 282 pp View more info

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Margot Asquith: An Autobiography (Volume One, only, of two)

By: Asquith, Margot

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 18119

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, rendering of author's signature blind-stamped on front cover, fore and bottom edges deckle. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece, several B&W plates throughout. . Volumes shows mild wear and rubbing, mostly around corners and head and heel of spine, spine sunned, small tear in cloth binding near heal of spine, front hinge just barely starting, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, 276 pp View more info

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An Autobiography (Volume 2, only, of 4)

By: Asquith, Margot

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 18537

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's red linen, blue lettering on spine, author's facsimile signature blind-stamped on cover, frontispiece shows B&W sketch of author by the Marchioness of Granby. Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864-1945), born Emma Alice Margaret Tennant, was an Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit. She was married to H. H. Asquith, a Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1894 until his death in 1928. Her writing style was not always critically accepted... View more info

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Napoleon

By: Aubry, Octave

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Paris, Flammarion: 1936

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 12488

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's card wraps, silver lettering and decoration on spine and cover. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of in-text monochrome photographs and several full-page photogravures. . Professionally refurbished, tight, and square; ex-Library with the usual markings. VERY GOOD. . Ex-Library. 4to 11" - 13" tall. (vi), 384 pp View more info

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I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Program

By: Auster, Paul (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 17059

ISBN: 0805067140

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in blue cloth over blue boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition. FINE/FINE.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxi, (iii), 383, (3) pp View more info

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Civil Was Diary of James T. Ayers

By: Ayers, James T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springfield, Occasional Publications of the Illinois State Historical Society: 1947

Edition: -. 1

Seller ID: 23961

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full grey cloth, blue lettering and illustration on covers and spine. B&W frontispiece. . Volume shows mild shelf-wear, spine sunned, frontispiece page is coming loose, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxv, 138 pp View more info

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Journal of an Itinerant Artist

By: Bacigalupa, Drew

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Huntington, IN, Our Sunday Visitor: 1977

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14900

ISBN: 0879738871

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Publisher's full off-white cloth, brown lettering on spine and brown desert cactus on the front cover. Author's dedication on frontispiece; illustrations at head of each chapter; collection of author's columns secured into back. . Printed bookplate, else the volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Dust jacket has small tears at the head of the spine, the upper tips and the top edge of the cover. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD-. . Color Il... View more info

Image for A Wilderness Within: The Life of Sigurd F. Olson

A Wilderness Within: The Life of Sigurd F. Olson

By: Backes, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press: 1997

Edition: Special Edition. 1

Seller ID: 21986

ISBN: 0816628424

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in green cloth over black boards, gilt lettering on cover and spine, gilt decoration on front cover, green endpapers. Illustrated with 16 pages of B&W photographs. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, and square. Some water damage at bottom of pages in first half of volume, else near fine. VERY GOOD+. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xvi, 387, (2) pp View more info

The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh

By: Bacon, Francis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1971

Edition: First Edition Thus. Second Printing

Seller ID: 1934

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over green cloth boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, elaborate gilt and red decoration on covers, top edge green, illustrated endpapers. Printed at the University Printing House, Cambridge. Color and B&W iIllustrations printed at Jarrold & Sons, Ltd., Norwich. Bound by W & J Mackay, Chatham. Includes Introduction by Editor, Foreword, Genealogies, reproduction of Henry's Account Book, and Biographical Index. Bacon's b... View more info

The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: A New Edition by Basil Montagu, Esq. (16 Volumes, Complete)

By: Bacon, Francis

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1825-34

Edition: Revised Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 17890

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The most desirable edition of Bacon's works in a contemporary binding by R. Riviere in full tree calf. All of the volumes have since been rebacked in brown leather with the original gilt-on-black labels laid on, except Volume 2, which has been rebacked in brown leather with the spine in six compartments separated by gilt borders, with the gilt title in one compartment, the volume number in one and the date (1825) in another. Vol. 1: Essays (1825). xlii, 464 pp. The la... View more info

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To Be a Trial Lawyer

By: Bailey, F. Lee

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Marshfield, MA, Telshare Publishing: 1982

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 16033

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red leatherette with gilt lettering on spine and cover. Inscribed by the author on the fep and signed "Lee". With an introduction by Alan M. Dershowitz. . Gilt on spine is slightly faded, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xvi, 215 pp View more info

Image for High Tension The Recollections of Hugh Baillie

High Tension The Recollections of Hugh Baillie

By: Baillie, Hugh

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1959

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 22633

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Deckle edge.. Boards show wear and rubbing, previous owner's stamp on front endpapers. Otherwise, text is clean and unmarked, binding is tight. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xi, 300 pp View more info

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The Great Republic A History of the American People

By: Bailyn, Bernard; David Brion Davis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1977

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 22939

ISBN: 0316076724

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Spine faded and water-stained, faint black scratch running along fore-edge, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. FAIR. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 1265, xlix pp View more info

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Samuel Beckett: A Biography

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1978

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 11243

ISBN: 0151792569

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Publisher's full brown cloth, blue lettering on spine, blue endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Edges (only) lightly foxed, else fine, unmarked, tight, and square. The unclipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, is mildly chipped. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xiv, 736 pp View more info

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Anais Nin A Biography

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 15781

ISBN: 0399139885

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Publisher's dark blue cloth over dark blue boards, gilt lettering on spine, dark blue endpapers. Illustrated with b&w photographs. . Head and heel of spine have slight shelf-wear, fore-edge has dust-soiling, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket has light rubbing to head and heel of spine and a small scratch on the rear cover. VERY GOOD+/ VERY GOOD+. . B&W Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xviii, 654 pp View more info

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Josephine

By: Baker, Josephine; Jo Bouillon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Marlowe & Company: 1988

Edition: First Paperback Edition. 1

Seller ID: 19068

ISBN: 1569249784

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xiii, 302 pp View more info