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Anatole France Abroad

By: Brousson, Jean Jacques

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Robert M. Mcbride & Company: 1928

Edition: First English Edition. 1

Seller ID: 21533

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Quarter bound green over yellow boards, gilt lettering on spine, green lettering on cover. . Hinge starting, some marks on front and rear panel, pages yellowed. Unclipped dust jacket is worn and faded, some stains, in protective mylar cover. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 387 pp View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: Brown, Claude

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1965

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 25182

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


First Edition, Third Printing (stated). Publisher's full red cloth, gilt and black lettering on spine, top edge red, fore-edge deckle. "Manchild in the Promised Land" is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of Afri... View more info

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The Worlds of Robert E. Sherwood: Mirror to His Times, 1896-1939

By: Brown, John Mason

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row Publishers: 1965

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 10652

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's red cloth over black boards, gilt lettering on spine, author's facsimile signature, gilt, on cover, grey endpapers, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with several B&W photographs. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition, with only the slightest signs of wear. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. . B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 409, (1) pp View more info

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THAT MAN HEINE

By: Browne, Lewis; Elsa Weihl

Price: $17.95

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 6274

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Printing (October 1927). Publisher's black cloth over silver boards, gilt (silver) lettering on spine, embossed corner boarders on covers. 8vo. 420 pp. Illustrated with glossy frontispiece portrait and full page B&W reproductions. Gift inscription on ffep, front hinge starting, boards lightly rubbed, else near fine. VERY GOOD.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Ambling Into History The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush

By: Bruni, Frank

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition Thus. Second Printing

Seller ID: 21046

ISBN: 0066213711

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Unclipped dustjacket, clean, unmarked and tight. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 278 pp View more info

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Growing Up with Southern Illinois 1820 to 1861

By: Brush, Daniel Harmon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley: 1944

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 20122

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and medallion on cover. Illustrated with sepia portrait frontispiece and map of Southern Illinois.. Corner lightly bumped, else fine; tight, square, unmarked, and clean. NEAR FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. B&W Photo . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. (xxxii), 265 pp View more info

A True Picture of Emigration

By: Burlend, Rebecca; Milo Milton Quaife (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 12256

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and borders on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with photographic portrait frontispiece. On a frosty day in November 1831, Rebecca Burlend and her husband, John, and their five children debarked at New Orleans after a long voyage from England. They took a steamboat up the Mississippi to St. Louis and from there went to the wilds of western Illinois. It was a whole new world for a family tha... View more info

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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

By: Burlingame, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 14785

ISBN: 0252020863

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Abraham Lincoln's excruciating, yet highly productive, midlife crisis; his woeful marriage to a dishonest woman who often embarrassed and sometimes physically abused him; his intense estrangement from a shiftless father; his streak of cruelty; his explosive temper; and his aversion to women are among the topics covered by Michael Burlingame in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Based primarily on long-neglected manu... View more info

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Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1970

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 26726

ISBN: 0151788715

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Full red cloth, red and silver lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, showing only very mild shelf wear. Price-clipped dust jacket is lightly chipped and worn. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiv, 722 pp View more info

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A Royal Duty

By: Burrell, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, G. P Putnam Sons: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 12193

ISBN: 0399151729

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 405 pp View more info

Decision Points

By: Bush, George W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown: 2010

Edition: First Edition Thus. Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 18105

ISBN: 0307590615

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over black boards, gilt lettering on spine. In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life. George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight of the most consequential years in American history. The decisions that reached his desk impacted people around the world and defined the times in which we lived. "Decision P... View more info

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George Washington: Soldier and Man

By: Callahan, North

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 12284

ISBN: 0688000673

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD+.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiii, (iii), 296 pp View more info

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Underdog How One Man Turned Hollywood Rejection into the Worldwide Phenomenon of Benji

By: Camp, Joe

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Longstreet Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 11837

ISBN: 1563520702

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall. 230 pp View more info

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Queen Elizabeth II

By: Campbell, Judith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1979

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 14205

ISBN: 0517539748

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, decorated endpapers. Illustrated with B&W and color photographs.. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket shows mild shelf-wear, else fine. FINE/NEAR FINE.. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. (i), 184 pp View more info

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Queen Elizabeth II: A Biography

By: Campbell, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1980

Edition: Second Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23556

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Color Photographs. Square Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 184 pp View more info

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The First Man

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition Thus. Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 10664

ISBN: 0679439374

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's red cloth over beige boards, gilt lettering on spine, author's initials, gilt, embossed on cover, printed endpapers, fore-edge deckle. Translated from the French by David Hapgood. This is Camus' final work, first published in France in 1994, 34 years after the handwritten manuscript was discovered in the car wreckage when Camus was killed. This is the first edition in English. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, ... View more info

Revolutionary Days: Recollections of Romanoffs and Bolsheviki, 1914–1917: Including Passages from My Life Here and There, 1876-1917

By: Cantacuzene, Princess Julia, Countess Speransky

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 2556

Condition: New with No dust jacket as issued


Full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on front cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece and B&W photographs. Julia Dent Grant Cantacuzène Spiransky, Princess Cantacuzène, Countess Spiransky (1876-1975), was an American author and historian. She was the eldest child of Frederick Dent Grant and his wife Ida Marie Honoré, and the first grandchild of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. In 1899, she married Prince Mikhail... View more info

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Puccini: A Critical Biography

By: Carner, Mosco

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Holmes & Meier: 1974

Edition: Second Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 21817

ISBN: 0715607952

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. First published in 1958, this new (2nd) edition of Dr. Carner's definitive book on Puccini contains many revisions and additions. "No study of Puccini has appeared in any language comparable to this for thoroughness and penetration, both musical and psychological." - Daily Telegraph. . The volume is in virtually perfect condition, except for a former owner's name on the revers... View more info

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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

By: Carr, John Dickson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1949

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 16223

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition. Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with 16 pages of B&W photographs. . Corners and head and heel of spine show some mild wear, former owner's inscription on fep, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. x, (i), 304, (1) pp View more info

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Napoleon and his Parents: On the Threahold of History

By: Carrington, Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton: 1990

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 9810

ISBN: 0525248331

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's white cloth over red boards, gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The dust jacket is price-clipped but otherwise unmarked. AS NEW/NEAR FINE. . B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (xxv), 289 pp View more info