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Two Years Residence on the English Prairie in Illinois

By: Woods, John

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons / The Lakeside Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 8382

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, t.e.g. John Woods was an English farmer apparently of some substance who was attracted by the opportunities for himself and his family in the United States, and especially in the Midwest. Like many others before and after, he descended the Ohio River and struck out north and west to give great impetus to the early settlement of the southern parts of several midwestern states. His detailed and... View more info

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Bush at War

By: Woodward, Bob

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 15508

ISBN: 0743204735

Condition: As New in Very Good+ dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over dark blue boards, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with b&w photographs. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket has a faint yellow tint at the top of the front cover, possibly from a removed sticker, a faint scratch and very slight shelf-wear to the head of the spine. AS NEW/ VERY GOOD+. . B&W Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xix,3... View more info

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Meet General Grant

By: Woodward, W. E.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus. Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 18061

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full beige coth, black lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover. Illustrated with 20 B&W photographs. . Spine lightly sunned, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. NEAR FINE. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 512 pp View more info

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Tom Paine America's Godfather 1737-1809

By: Woodward, W. E.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton: 1945

Edition: First Edition. Second Printing

Seller ID: 21510

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Boards are worn, corners are bumped, light foxing on endpapers. Text is unmarked and binding is tight. . B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 359 pp View more info

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The Ruin of a Princess, as told by The duchesse d'Angouleme; Madame Elizabeth, (sister of Louis XVI); and Clery (the King's Valet de Chambre)

By: Wormeley, Katharine Prescott (trans.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, The Lamb Publishing Co.: 1912

Edition: First American Edition. 1

Seller ID: 15295

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Half leather over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges deckle. Illustrated with eight photogravures, including the frontispiece. . Spine and hinges professionally reinforced, corners lightly worn, else clean and square. GOOD. . B&W Photogravures. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 329 pp View more info

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THE MEMOIRS OF BARON N. WRANGEL 1847-1920: FROM SERFDOM TO BOLSHEVISM

By: Wrangel, Baron Nikolai Egorovich

Price: $60.00

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

Seller ID: 5335

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full burgundy cloth, gilt lettering and borders on spine, blind-stamped borders on cover, t.e.g. (red). Translated from the Russian by Brian and Beatrix Lunn. These are the memoirs of Russian nobleman who traveled in the circles of Czars, Emperors and Generals and who witnessed the amazing transition of Russia from a feudal to a communist society. Baron Wrangel's memoirs disclose changing conditions of life in Russia from 1847 to 1920. He describes his own ... View more info

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BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $12.95

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: Seventh Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 5857

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on red panels on spine and cover. Black Boy (1945) is an autobiography by Richard Wright. Depicting Wright's life in great detail, the book tells the story of his troubled youth and race relations in the South. Richard Nathaniel Wright (1908 - 1960) was an African-American author of powerful, sometimes controversial novels, short stories and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerned racial themes. His work helped redefin... View more info

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NATIVE SON

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: Sixth Edition. 1

Seller ID: 6299

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full cloth, gilt lettering on black panel and gilt decoration on spine, TEG (blue), fore-edge deckle. 8vo. 359 pp. Gift inscription on ffep, otherwise unmarked. Light wear at head and heel of the spine, shelf-wear along edges and corners, else fine. Tight and square with strong hinges. VERY GOOD.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Black Boy (American Hunger)

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, HarperPerennial: 1993

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 6714

ISBN: 0060812508

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's glossy wraps. The restored text established by the Library of America. Black Boy (1945) is an autobiography by Richard Wright. Depicting Wright's life in great detail, the book tells the story of his troubled youth and race relations in the South. Richard Nathaniel Wright (1908 - 1960) was an African-American author of powerful, sometimes controversial novels, short stories and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerned racial themes. His work helped re... View more info

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Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: -. 1

Seller ID: 25143

ISBN: 0060809876

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Full navy blue cloth, gilt decoration and gilt lettering on red panel on spine. . Corners bumped, spine rubbed and lightly worn, former owner's bookplate pasted on fep, else near fine. Unclipped dust jacket is moderately chipped and worn. VERY GOOD/GOOD. . 16mo 6" - 7" tall. (viii), 228, (1) pp View more info

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Stone Alone: The Story of a Rock 'N' Roll Band

By: Wyman, Bill; Ray Coleman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1990

Edition: First American Edition. 1

Seller ID: 18958

ISBN: 0670828947

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xiii, 594 pp View more info

Dostoevsky - His Life and Art

By: Yarmolinsky, Avrahm

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Criterion Books: 1957

Edition: Second Edition. 1

Seller ID: 9833

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W illustrations and portrait frontispiece. Includes Foreward to Second Edition, List of Illustrations and Chronology. . Head of spine slightly dented, front top corner bumped, front bottom corner nicked, edges slightly soiled, front and back endpapers soiled, former owner's name and address written on ffep, a few pages spotted, else fine. VERY GOOD. . B&W Illustrated frontispiece. 8vo 8" - 9... View more info

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Young Man of Caracas

By: Ybarra, T. R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Ives Washburn: 1941

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 10679

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Full blue cloth, red and yellow lettering on cover and spine, t.e.g. (red).. Volume shows only light wear at corners and head and heel of spine, number "35" written in faded black crayon on ffep, some light staining on fore-edge, else near fine. The unclipped dust jacket is mildly chipped and worn, spine lightly sunned, some light stains on front and rear flaps. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiii, (i), 324 pp View more info

JOHN D. YOUNG AND THE COLORADO GOLD RUSH

By: Young, John D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 8394

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with maps and photographs.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Maps and photographs. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xxxii, (ii), 188 pp View more info

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Memoirs of Hadrian And reflections on the composition of memoirs of Hadrian

By: Yourcenar, Marguerite

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Noonday Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition. Twenty-Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 7965

ISBN: 0374503486

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


8vo, (xvi), 347 pp, publisher's glossy wraps with scattered B&W photographs and illustrations, pages clean and tight, AN . AN. B&W Photographs & illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (xvi), 347 pp View more info

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The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'

By: Zehme, Bill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 21118

ISBN: 006018289-X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Publisher's white boards, black lettering on spine, black and white image of Frank Sinatra in black box on cover, numerous black and white photographs of the singer throughout his career. . Volume is tight, square and clean. Unclipped dust jacket is in fine condition. FINE/FINE.. B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 1997 pp View more info

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The Way You Wear Your Hat: Frank Sinatra and the Lost Art of Livin'

By: Zehme, Bill

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollinsPublishers: 1997

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 24619

ISBN: 006018289X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Publusher's full white laminated cloth, black lettering on spine, black endpapers. Profusely illustrated with B&W photographs by Phil Stern and others. . Ex-Library with fewer than the usual markings. Mylar dust jacket cover glued to endpapers, label taped to exterior of dust jacket cover, otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Ex-Library. Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 245 pp View more info

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MOUNTBATTEN

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First American Edition. 1

Seller ID: 25781

ISBN: 039452098X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Full navy cloth, gilt lettering on spine, title blind-stamped on front cover, fore edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Former owner's name and address written on first blank page, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket shows only mild shelf-wear. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. . B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 784 pp View more info

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Willie and Dwike An American Profile

By: Zinsser, Hans

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Row: 1984

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 22294

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


Black quarter bound over red. End papers in red . Back cover has photograph of Willie Ruff and Dwike Mitchell.. D/J has tears at top and bottom of spine. Book top bumped; Label on front red paper scratched out Book is Fine/ G . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 170 pp View more info

Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

By: Zweig, Stefan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Long Island, NY, Garden City Publishing Co.: (1933)

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 8007

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth, silver lettering and decoration on spine, blind stamped lettering and decoration on cover, top edge blue, blue printed endpapers. Illustrated with nine full-page reproductions. . Front hinge sprung, former owner's stamp on fep and ffep, spine and covers sunned and stained, else very good. FAIR. . Reproductions. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xv, 476 pp View more info