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Echoes of the Past About California; and In Camp and Cabin

By: Bidwell, Gen. John; Rev. John Steele

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 9745

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and border on front cover, fore and bottom edges deckle, t.e.g. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece with tissue-guard and fold-out map. The author of the first selection, "Echoes of the Past about California," John Bidwell (1819-1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leadi... View more info

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Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life

By: Billings, John D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 19945

Condition: Fine 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 B&W drawings.. This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 1960. B&W Illustrations. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xxxii, 483 pp View more info

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Inside the Kingdom My Life in Saudi Arabia

By: Bin Ladin, Carmen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2005

Edition: First Paperback Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 13315

ISBN: 0446694886

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's glossy wraps.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. FINE.. Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 224 pp View more info

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5000 Nights at the Opera

By: Bing, Sir Rudolf

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 13787

ISBN: 0385092598

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt rendering of author's signature on front cover, fore-edge deckle, yellow endpapers. Illustrated with 56 pages of B&W photographs. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, and clean. Spine slightly cocked, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket, now wrapped in Mylar, is mildly chipped and worn. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 360 pp View more info

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The Day Kennedy Was Shot

By: Bishop, Jim

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls: 1968

Edition: Book Club Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 14540

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Full grey cloth, black lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle, decorated endpapers. . Volume shows only light shelf-wear, former owner's inscription on half-title. The unclipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, shows mild shelf-wear, slightly yellowed, else near fine. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD+ . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xv, 554 pp View more info

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot

By: Bishop, Jim

Price: $24.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1955

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 15497

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over green boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 308 pp View more info

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot

By: Bishop, Jim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1955

Edition: -. 1

Seller ID: 24861

Condition: Fine in Poor dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over green boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle, maps on endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Volume shows mild wear around spine, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket is chipped and worn, about 3/4 of spine missing. FINE/POOR. . Book Club Edition. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. viii, (iv), 308 pp View more info

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Wallis and Edward: Letters, 1931-1937: the Intimate Correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

By: Bloch, Michael (Ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Summit Books: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2648

ISBN: 0671612093

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover with unclipped ($19.95) dust jacket. 8vo (6.5 x 9.5). 367 pp. Quarter bound in publisher's Royal Blue cloth over cream boards, gilt lettering on spine. Endpapers decorated with photographs of letters. Illustrated with 32 pages of B&W photographs. This book offers a glimpse inside the romance of Edward VII, the Duke of Windsor, and his beloved American paramour, Wallis Simpson. At the heart of this volume are the extraordinary le... View more info

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Wallis and Edward, 1931-1937: The Intimate Correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

By: Bloch, Michael (ed)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Summit Books: 1986

Edition: Book Club Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 12529

ISBN: 0671612093

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Illustrated with B&W photographs.. The volume is in excellent condition, with slight edge-wear, unmarked (except for a stamped remainder mark on the top edge), tight, square and clean. The dust jacket, now in Mylar, shows only moderate wear. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD.. Book Club Edition. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 367 pp View more info

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American Son: A Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

By: Blow, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt and Co.: 2002

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 10571

ISBN: 0805070516

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over gray boards, silver lettering on spine. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 294 pp View more info

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Contour in Time: the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

By: Bogard, Travis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 15745

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Quarter bound in black cloth over tan boards, copper lettering on spine, decoration blind-stamped on covers, orange endpapers. Illustrated with several B&W photographs. . The volume is in excellent condition, tight, square and clean. Former owner's inscription on ffep, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket, now wrapped in Mylar, shows mild wear and chipping, spine lightly sunned, else near fine. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xx, 491 pp View more info

Johnny Kling A Baseball Biography

By: Bogen, Gil; Banks, Ernie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13021

ISBN: 0786424141

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Signed by the author on the half-title. Publisher's glossy wraps.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 300 pp. Signed by Author View more info

Among the Indians: Eight Years in the Far West 1858-1866

By: Boller, Henry A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 12216

Condition: Fine 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 B&W frontispiece, maps and B&W illustrations.. Volume shows only very slight shelf-wear, else as new. FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 1959. B&W Illustrations. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xxxix, 461 pp View more info

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Four of a Kind A Treasury of Favorite Works by America's Best-Loved Humorist

By: Bombeck, Erma

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Mcgraw Hill: 1985

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 15340

ISBN: 0070064563

Condition: As New in Very Good+ dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's red cloth over cream colored boards with author's initials blind stamped on the front cover, gilt lettering on spine. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Price clipped dust jacket has vertical lines from being improperly laminated, else fine. AS NEW/ VERY GOOD+. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 604 pp View more info

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ZigZag The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman

By: Booth, Nicholas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 2007

Edition: First American Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 21059

ISBN: 1559708603

Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket


Clean, unmarked & tight, unclipped dustjacket. . B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xx, 386 pp View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Three Volumes - Complete in Slipcases)

By: Boswell, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, The Heritage Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 6646

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Three volumes (complete) in individual slipcases. Publisher's full brown linen cloth, genuine gold leaf lettering on red labels on spines, cream endpapers. Illustrated with three full-color frontispiece portraits. The Heritage Club Sandglass (Special Publication: S28) laid in. Printed on fine wove papers specially made for this edition. This special three-volume edition also contains the marginal comments and markings from two copies of the biography annotated by H... View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson (Complete in Three Volumes) With Marginal Comments and Markings from Two Copies Annotated by Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi

By: Boswell, James

Price: $98.00

Publisher: London, The Limited Editions Club: 1938

Edition: Limited Edition. 1

Seller ID: 19633

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Publisher's full green cloth with brown leather labels on spine, gilt lettering on labels, B&W portrait frontispieces. This is number 458 of a limited edition of 1500 copies, which follow the text of the eighth edition, published in 1816 which reproduces the notes made upon the margins of a copy of that editon and the fifth edtion by Hester Thrale-Piozzi. This edition has been edited by Edward G. Fletcher. . Spines are sunned, leather label on Vol. I has a scratch, a... View more info

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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 (The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell)

By: Boswell, James; Frederick A. Pottle (ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Mcgraw-Hill: 1950

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 17192

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in black cloth over blue boards with the Boswell crest embossed on the front cover, gilt lettering on spine, map endpapers, top edge blue, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with manuscript reproductions. . Head and heel of spine are very lightly rubbed, covers are slightly sunned at the top edge, light dust soiling and rubbing to front cover, else unmarked, tight and square. VERY GOOD.. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xxix, 370 pp View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

By: Boswell, James; Roger Ingpen (ed.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Charles E. Lauriat Company: 1925

Edition: Reprint. 1

Seller ID: 22205

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth with embossed gilt portrait and facsimile signature on front cover, gilt lettering on spine, blue endpapers. With 576 illustrations, facsimiles and maps including 13 plates in photogravure. Complete in one volume. . Head and heel of spine are rubbed, front hinge is starting at the top, rear hinge firm, spine slightly faded, one water splash on rear cover. . B&W drawings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xxxvi. 1172 pp View more info

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Conquest and Empire The Reign of Alexander the Great

By: Bosworth, A. B.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 7283

ISBN: 0521343208

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering and borders on red panel on spine. Illustrated with 11 B&W maps. Orange book jacket with black and white lettering and photograph of classic Greek artwork. Both the volume and the dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Maps. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. (xiii), 330 pp View more info