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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—the most famous review of Asquith's work came from New York wit Dorothy Parker, who wrote, "The affair between Margot ... View more info

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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 biography of Henry VII was first published in 1622. . Spine rubbed, slipcase lightly worn, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . B&W a... 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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Oxford Life

By: Balsdon, Dacre

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1958

Edition: Second Edition. 1

Seller ID: 24041

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Publisher's full navy blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs.. Gift inscription, otherwise clean, bright, and square. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. . B& W Photos and Maps. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 279 pp View more info

Struggles and Triumphs: Forty Years Recollections of P. T. Barnum (Biography Complete to April, 1872)

By: Barnum, P. T.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Warren, Johnson & Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 14671

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's light brown cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, blind-stamped borders on covers. Illustrated with33 full-page engravings. First published in 1869, this is the updated (to April, 1872) "Author's Edition." . Covers rubbed and worn, former owners' names on preliminary pages, text block clean and bright, tight and square. GOOD. . Engravings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 870, (2-adverts) pp View more info

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Caligula The Corruption of Power

By: Barrett, Anthony A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1990

Edition: First American Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 612

ISBN: 0300046537

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, red endpapers. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs, line illustrations, maps, plans and family trees. Includes extensive Notes and References, Bibliography and Index. . 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 Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xxvi, 334 pp View more info

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King Peggy: An American Sercretary, Her Royal Destiny and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

By: Bartels, Peggielene; Eleanor Herman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2012

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 19059

ISBN: 0385534329

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


AS NEW/AS NEW. . Color Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. ix, 334 pp View more info

Image for My Just Desire:  The Life of Bess Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter

My Just Desire: The Life of Bess Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter

By: Beer, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 14513

ISBN: 0345452909

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in brown cloth over beige boards, gilt lettering on spine. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket shows only light shelf-wear, else fine. FINE/NEAR FINE.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xxii, (v), 292 pp View more info

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Virginia Woolf: A Biography

By: Bell, Quentin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1972

Edition: -. 1

Seller ID: 26309

ISBN: 0151937656

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blue endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Volume shows mild shelf wear, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket also shows mild wear. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xv, (v), 314 pp View more info

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Wolsey With 12 Illustrations and a Map

By: Belloc, Hilaire

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, J. B. Lippincott: 1930

Edition: First Edition Thus. Second Printing

Seller ID: 17969

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, black bands on spine, gilt medallion on cover, top edge red. Illustrated with 13 B&W engravings. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. FINE.. B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (xii), 336 (xx) pp View more info

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Richelieu A Study

By: Belloc, Hilaire

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1929

Edition: First Edition Thus. Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 18696

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


With 7 illustrations and 4 maps. . Dustjacket is soiled and torn in spots. . B&W Illustrations & maps. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 392 pp View more info

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Lindbergh

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 16527

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in navy cloth over blue boards, silver lettering on cover and spine, navy endpapers. Illustrated with 40 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. (x), 628 pp View more info

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Kate Remembered

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putman's Sons: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23564

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (xii), 370 pp View more info

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Red: A Biography of Red Smith

By: Berkow, Ira

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 19401

ISBN: 0812912039

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in black cloth over red boards, red lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with 16 pages of B&W photographs. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Unclipped dust jacket shows only mild shelf-wear, else fine. FINE/NEAR FINE.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xvii, 302 pp View more info

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The Four Londons of William Hogarth

By: Berry, Erick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, David McKay Co.: 1964

Edition: -. 1

Seller ID: 26420

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Full blue cloth, black lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W plates. . Head and heel of spine lightly sunned, edge of spine lightly sunned, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket shows some wear around corners and head and heel of spine, small (1/2 inch) closed tear at top of front panel. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xv, (iii), 232 pp View more info

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Even Silence has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle

By: Betancourt, Ingrid

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin: 2010

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 19029

ISBN: 1594202656

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition; unread, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 528 pp View more info

The Life of John Marshall (Four Volumes, Complete)

By: Beveridge, Albert J.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1916

Edition: Standard Library Edition. 1

Seller ID: 8679

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's burgundy half leather over silk boards, spines in six compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt borders in remainder, t.e.g., fore-edges deckle, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with color frontispiece in each volume.. The spine on volume one (only) has been rebacked, with some loss at the head and heel, gift inscription dated 12-25-89 on verso of ffep of volume one, otherwise all four volumes are unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . Color Frontispieces. 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

The Life of John Marshall (Four Volumes, Complete)

By: Beveridge, Albert J.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1919

Edition: Standard Library Edition. 1

Seller ID: 26163

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full embossed burgundy cloth, spines in six embossed compartments, gilt lettering on gilt panel in one compartment, embossed tooling in remainder, intricate embossed decoration and embossed gilt portrait medallions on covers, t.e.g. Illustrated with a color frontispiece in each volume, and numerous tissue-protected photographs. xxvi, 506; xviii, 594; xxii, 644; xviii, 668 pp. The four volumes are: (I) Frontiersman, Soldier, Lawmaker 1755-1788; (II) Politician, Diplomatist, Statesman 1789-1801; (III) Conflict and Construction 1800-1815; (IV) The Building of the Nation 1815-1835. ... View more info

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It Ain't As Easy As It Looks Ted Turner's Amazing Story

By: Bibb, Porter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1993

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 21192

ISBN: 051759322X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Clean, unmarked and tight. . Unclipped dust jacket shows minor wear and fading. . B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xii, 468 pp View more info