Category: Biography


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WHO'S WHO 1902. An Annual Biographical Dictionary. Fifty-Fourth Year of Issue.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1902

Seller ID: 000018423

Condition: Fair

12mo, (approx. 4 3/4" wide by 7 5/16" tall) red cloth covers with gilt titles. 1428 pages + 68 pages of ads in rear, in addition to other ads both at front and rear. Cracked open between pages 736-737. 092108D View more info

THE CONQUEROR. Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton

By: Atherton, Gertrude

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co., 1902,: 1902

Edition: First

Seller ID: 10648

Condition: Good

xiv + 546 + 4pp. ads, octavo. Maroon cloth covers with white titles and gilt designs, top edge gilt. Spine dulled, wear at head and foot of spine. Front free endpaper is missing. Good. 051004B View more info

TIME PIECES. A Dublin Memoir.

By: Banville, John.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dublin, Hachette Books Ireland: (2016)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018181

ISBN: 1473619041

Condition: Fine

Photography by Paul Joyce. Black boards, 215 pages. Includes many black and white photo reproductions. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. Studio View more info


By: Beaton, Cecil

Price: $5.00

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

Seller ID: 9899

ISBN: 007004225X

Condition: near Very Good

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

Condition: Very good

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


By: Berger, Josef

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1962

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017876

Condition: Fine

Octavo, 192 pages. Dust jacket price clipped, small crease on rear panel and abrasion from price sticker removal. "This is the true story of an enchanting nine-year-old urchin, Puerto Rican-born Poppo, who decides to adopt a middle-aged Brooklyn couple as his parents." --from the dust jacket. 061508D View more info


By: Beston, Henry.

Price: $10.00

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

Seller ID: 000017237

Condition: Good +

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

Condition: Very good

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 foxing in book, especially near gutter areas. Small bookseller label on front paste-down endpaper. 071902A View more info


By: Bunkers, Suzanne L

Price: $5.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9904

ISBN: 0877455384

Condition: Fine

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


By: Campbell, William W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1853

Seller ID: 000017673

Condition: Very good

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 book he offers a history of William Kidd based on "some rare documents in my possession, and of some newly discovered mat... View more info


By: Chaplin, Charles.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1964

Edition: book club edition

Seller ID: 000018612

Condition: Fine

Large octavo, (6 1/8" by 9 7/8") black cloth covers, 512 pages. Includes black and white photo reproductions. Fine condition. Dust jacket has a one-inch closed tear at top of front panel, creased corner on front flap, else Very Good. Stated first printing, and dust jacket has the printed price on flap, but rear cover has a book club blindstamp dot. 092108B 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

Condition: Very good

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


By: Davis, John.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for Thomas C. Hazard: [1806]

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018082

Condition: Good

No date 16mo [4] + 168 pages. Approx. 6 3/4" tall (17 cm) and 4 1/8" wide (10.5 cm).Full calf with decorative gilt rule on top and rear covers; raised bands on spine, and floral designs on spine with ttile in gilt on a dark maroon leather label. Covers scuffed and worn at edges. Minor scattered foxing in text, still a fairly nice copy of a scarce book. Poetry. Forgeries. 040506A View more info


By: Day, Donald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NewYork, David McKay Co.: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12124

Condition: Fine

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


By: Fleury, Comte.

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 000016584

Condition: Fine

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


By: Glendinning, Victoria

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: (1987)

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 000013582

ISBN: 0297790846

Condition: near Very Good

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

Condition: Near fine

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


By: Huxley, Laura Archer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.: 1968

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018633

Condition: Very good

Octavo, chartreuse cloth covers, 330[1] pages. Includes black and white photo reproductions. Book and dust jacket are in Very Good condition. View more info


By: Keller, Helen.

Price: $600.00

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

Edition: first edition, as stated

Seller ID: 000015630

Condition: Near fine

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 to find a quiet time in which to readjust their lives. Miss Keller began the journal on the ship. It is her awakening from ... View more info


By: Klawitter, John.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dancing Bear Publishing: (c. 2010)


Seller ID: 000016727

ISBN: 0983037221

Condition: Fine

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