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CECIL BEATON: MEMOIRS OF THE 40's

By: Beaton, Cecil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw Hill Book Co., (c. 1972),: 1972

Seller ID: 9899


Pages 310, octavo, hardcover. Some light spotting on covers, else Very Good; dust jacket has light edge wear, still Very Good. 100403A ISBN: 0-07-004225-X View more info

PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY 1967. Twenty Fifth Reunion Yearbook

By: Bennett, Bill, Reunion Program Chair

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Exeter, New Hampshire, Phillips Exeter Academy: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000015214


Softcover, unpaginated. Names, addresses, and some biographical matter. A couple of check marks in ink in the text, else very Good. 021210D View more info

THE BOOK OF GALLANT VAGABONDS.

By: Beston, Henry.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Co.: (1925)

Seller ID: 000017237


Octavo, red cloth covers stamped in black, 231 pages. Includes six tipped-in black and white plates. Covers have a bit of spotting and light wear at edges. Tear at gutter on half-title leaf. Chapters on: John Ledyard, Belzoni, Edward John Trelawny, Thomas Morton of Merry-Mount, James Bruce, and Arthur Rimbaud. 090617A View more info

THE DIARY OF OTTO BRAUN. With Selections From His Letters and Poems.

By: Braun, Otto. Edited by Julie Vogelstein.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1924

Edition: first thus.

Seller ID: 000015096


With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Translated from the German by Ella Winter. poetry translated by F. W. Stella Browne. Octavo, art printed paper over boards covers with cloth spine, xxxii + 363 pages. Black and white frontis. portrait of Braun at sixteen years of age. Braun was killed in April, 1918 in Marcelcave, during the first World War. Laid in is a two-sided sheet of Alfred A. Knopf, New Borzoi Books for Midwinter, 1924, including this book. Some scattered fo... View more info

IN SEARCH OF SUSANNA

By: Bunkers, Suzanne L

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, (c. 1996),: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9904


Pages xvi + 251, approx. 6 1/8' x 9 3/16", trade paperback, first printing. Foreword by Albert E. Stone. Includes black and white photo repros., genealogical information. Book is Fine condition 100403A ISBN: 0-87745-538-4 View more info

AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF ROBIN HOOD AND CAPTAIN KIDD

By: Campbell, William W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1853

Seller ID: 000017673


Octavo, green cloth, blind-stamped on the front and rear covers; gilt titles and decorations (faded) on the spine. 263 pages. There is some foxing throughout the book. The author does not attempt to link these two except as men "who have excited so much interest." In the first part of the book the author discusses several legends of Robin Hood and offers a new and accurate version of the "Lytell Geste of Robin Hood," (in verse). In the second part of the ... View more info

GORDON CRAIG'S PARIS DIARY 1932-1933.

By: Craig, Gordon

Price: $70.00

Publisher: North Hills, PA, Bird & Bull Press: 1982

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017825


Octavo. Quarter morocco. No. 151 of 350 copies, hand bound by Gray Parrot Bindery. First publication of this intimate diary. Book is Fine. Clear mylar cover in nice condition. "A new dimension has changed this Diary since the 1930s, which no publisher could have seen then; for it was written by an artist in Paris at a low moment for himself and Europe, when Hitler was coming to power. The occasional comments, strongly felt and appalling as they seem now, of this crot... View more info

COLETTE. A Provincial in Paris.

By: Crosland, Margaret.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, British Book Centre Inc.: (1954)

Edition: first American ed.

Seller ID: 000016494


Octavo, fuschia cloth covers, 282 pages. Includes black and white photo reproductions, bibliography, index. Dust jacket price-clipped, some creasing, light wear at edges. 092108E View more info

WILL ROGERS. A BIOGRAPHY

By: Day, Donald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NewYork, David McKay Co.: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12124


xiv + 370 pages, octavo. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has some wear at edges, Good plus. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. First Edition Circle card laid in. 041407A View more info

PICKLE FOR THE KNOWING ONES; or, Plain Truths in a Homespun Dress, By the Late Lord Timothy Dexter, with an Introductiory Essay.

By: Dexter, Lord Timothy.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, S. A. Tucker: 1881

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 000017636


24mo, softcover. Fine reprint of edition of 1838. 36 pages. Folding plate of: A View of the Mansion of the Late Lord Timothy Dexter, in High Street, Newburyport, Mass., in 1810." In a custom green cloth folder, contained in a matching green cloth slipcase with a green leather spine and gilt spine titles. View more info

MEMOIRS OF THE EMPRESS EUGENIE. 2 VOLUMES

By: Fleury, Comte.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.,: 1920

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 000016584


Octavos, blue cloth covers with gilt titles, top edge gilt. Dust jackets have some minor shipping. Slipcase has some all-over soil, but intact. "Compiled From Statements, Private Documents and Personal Letters of the Empress Eugenie. From Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon III and from Family Letters and Papers of General Fleury, M. Franeschini Pietri, Prince Victor Napoleon and Other Members of the Court of the Second Empire." 122615A View more info

REBECCA WEST. A LIFE

By: Glendinning, Victoria

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: (1987)

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 000013582


London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1987). First edition. Hardcover. Good +/good +. Octavo, 288 pages. Includes black and white photo repros. There is a bump at foot of spine of book, and small tear at the same spot on the dust jacket. 021210A View more info

The Storie of Marie Powell, WIFE TO MR. MILTON.

By: Graves, Robert.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company Ltd: (1943)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000016242


12mo, tan cloth covers, viii + 372 pages. Includes two half-tone plates. Dust jacket has sunned spine, wear at edges, some light soil, price-clipped. 020207A View more info

HELEN KELLER'S JOURNAL 1936-1937.

By: Keller, Helen.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1938

Edition: first edition, as stated

Seller ID: 000015630


Octavo, blue cloth covers with gilt title and decorations; gilt titles on a white field on spine; vi + 313 pages. Signed by Helen Keller in pencil in her characteristic block print on a tipped in page. Anne Marie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher of 49 years, died on October 20, 1936. Ms Polly Thomson, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, had been a companion to Helen Keller and Ms. Sullivan for 22 years, and after Sullivans's death she and Helen Keller "sailed for Scotland... View more info

THE DEVILDOGS OF OLD SAUK TRAIL

By: Klawitter, John.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dancing Bear Publishing: (c. 2010)

Edition: FIRST EDITION

Seller ID: 000016727


Trade paperback. Includes black and white illustrations, 425 pages. 092108E View more info

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. Memoirs of Thomas R. Mulroy

By: Mulroy, Thomas R

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Winnetka, IL, Westmoor Trail: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11978


xviii + 435 pages, octavo. Includes black and white photos repros., appendix.Very Good condition. No dust jacket (if issued). 020207A View more info

CARSON MCCULLERS. A Life.

By: Savigneau, Josyane.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 2001

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017755


Translated from the French by Joan E. Howard. Octavo ( approx. 6 1/8" w by 9 1/4" tall), red cloth spine over gray boards; xii [2] 370 pages. 071202B Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. View more info

LOUISIA MAY. A Modern Biography of Louisa May Alcott

By: Saxton, Martha

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Miflin Co., (c. 1977),: 1977

Edition: book club edition

Seller ID: 8049


416 pp., 8vo, hardcover, book club ed. Cover has a couple of bumped corners, else very good condition; dust jacket in very good condition. 020201A Authors, publishers. View more info

MIDSTREAM. A Story of A Mother's Death and a Daughter's Renewal

By: Schreiber, Le Anne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: (NY), Viking, (1990),: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition, first printing

Seller ID: 9890


Pages 309, octavo (approx. 6" x 8 3/4"). Book is in near Fine condition; dust jacket has some sunning on dust jacket, still Very Good. Review slip laid in. 100403A ISBN: 0-670-82819-X View more info

FROM POET TO PREMIER. The Centennial Cycle 1809-1909. Poe, Lincoln, Holmes, Darwin, Tennyson, Gladstone

By: Slicer, Thomas R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London and New York, The Grolier Society: 1909

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000015974


Octavo, paper-covered boards, x + 226 pages. #699 of a limited edition of 1250. Illustrated with six etchings by C. X. Harris. Some pages unopened. Covers have some light spotting, rubbing on front board, spine tanned. A study of six famous men all born in the year 1809. View more info