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Thomas Lamb Eliot 1841-1936

By: Wilbur, Earl Morse

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Private Printing: 1937

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 15942

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full tan cloth, black lettering on beige label on spine, family tree rear volume laid in. Illustrated with B&W portrait frontispiece and photographs. Includes Notes, Offices Held, and Published Writings. . Shelf-wear to head and heel, sunned, corners slightly rubbed, else very good. GOOD. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. ix, 140 pp View more info

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Eternal Lawyer: A Legal Biography of Cicero

By: Wilkin, Robert N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1947

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25092

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Full red cloth, black lettering on spine. . Volume shows mild shelf-wear, former owner's inscription on ffep. Price-clipped dust jacket shows some wear including small open tear at top of front panel, spine sunned. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xvi, (ii), 264 pp View more info

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The Thirties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period

By: Wilson, Edmund

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1980

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27315

ISBN: 0374275726

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author in 1930. Edited with an Introduction by Leon Edel. Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was an American writer and critic who explored Freudian and Marxist themes. He influenced many American authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose unfinished work he edited for publication. Wilson was interested in modern culture as a whole, and many of his writings go beyond the rea... View more info

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William Pitt, the Younger

By: Wilson, P. W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Doran & Company: 1932

Edition: -. 1

Seller ID: 25073

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle. . Volume shows mild shelf-wear, former owner's name written on front endpapers. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. vi, (iv), 347 pp View more info

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Comrade Chiang Ch'ing

By: Witke, Roxane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1977

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 25779

ISBN: 0316949000

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Full orange cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front cover, maps on endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Volume shows mild shelf-wear, former owner's name written on ffep, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket shows mild wear, spine lightly sunned. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxvi, 549 pp View more info

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The Fabulous Life of Diego Rivera

By: Wolfe, Bertram D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Stein & Day: 1963

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 7738

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's gray cloth over brick boards, gilt lettering on brown panel on spine, author's facsimile signature, gilt, on cover, green endpapers, TEG (red). Profusely illustrated with 164 plates and 39 line drawings. . The volume is in almost perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, showing only the slightest signs of shelf-wear. The price-clipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, is very lightly chipped at the head and heel and at the... View more info

Diego Rivera: His Life and Times

By: Wolfe, Bertram D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1939

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 24954

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, medallion blind-stamped on front cover, t.e.g. (red). Illustrated with B&W reproductions. . Volume shows mild shelf-wear, spine cracked at rear of volume. VERY GOOD.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxxi, 420, xiv, (2) pp View more info

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The Life & Legend of Leadbelly

By: Wolfe, Charles; Kip Lornell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollinsPublishers: 1992

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 25936

ISBN: 0060168625

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Quarter bound in brown cloth over green boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore edge deckle, green endpapers. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Ex-library with usual markings, else volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD.. Ex-Library. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xv, (iii), 333, (1) pp View more info

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A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank

By: Wolfensohn, James D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, PublicAffairs: 2010

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 11172

ISBN: 1586482556

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 480 pp View more info

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Queen Victoria: From Her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1972

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 16822

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Full tan cloth, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g. (green), fore-edge deckle, green endpapers. . Volume shows only light shelf-wear, bottom of fore-edge lightly stained, else near fine. Unclipped dust jacket, now wrapped in Mylar, is moderately chipped and worn. VERY GOOD+/GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, (i), 495 pp View more info

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Queen Victoria: From Her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort

By: Woodham-Smith, Cecil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1972

Edition: First American Edition. 1

Seller ID: 24226

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Full tan cloth, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g. (blue), blue endpapers, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with B&W photographs, drawings, and reproductions.. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Tops of boards lightly sunned, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket is lightly chipped and worn. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xii, (ii), 486, (3) pp 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

Image for 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)

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: $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

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

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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