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Lennon

By: Corbin, Carole Lynn

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Franklin Watts, Inc: 1982

Seller Id: 45840

ISBN: 0863131514

Condition: Near Fine


Fine first edition glossy hardcover, no dj. Sharp tips and spine ends, 86 pp text crisp and unmarked. One tiny abrasion on frt board near author's first name is only fault, taken a touch of color is all. Chapters include: 1. The End 2. 'Out of the Rock' 3. The Beatles 4. 'Make Show, Beatles' 5. Brian and The Beatles 6. Beatlemania 7. The Touring Years 8. The Music and Its Meaning 9. John and Yoko 10. The Break Up of the Beatles 11. The Solo Years 12. Further Reading, Index. View more info

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Marconi

By: Cottler, Joseph

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, California State Department of Education: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19419

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback showing moderate color loss along cover near spine on cover, innards as new. Real People Series. 36 crisp unmarked pp. View more info

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Glazed Donuts A Collection of Mostly True Stories SIGNED

By: Cox, Gene; Edited By Doug Childers

Price: $9.50

Publisher: VA, Riverrun Enterprises: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30545

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback signed/ dated by Gene Cox on title page. 146 pp. Light color loss at extrems of dark background card covers from storage, appears unread. Quips from TV station personality from Richmond, VA. View more info

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Albert Schweitzer Why They Became Famous

By: Cremaschi, Gabriella; Translated By Stephen Thorne

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Silver Burdett & Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 21202

ISBN: 0382068564

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback with owner's name on fep, negligible wear at tips of burgundy background card covers, else fine inside and out. 62 pp. Schweitzer's interest and contributions to medicine, music, philosophy, and religion are documented by lively anecdotes. View more info

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Lottie Deno Gambling Queen of Hearts

By: Cynthia Rose

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NM, Clear Light Publishers: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: MK46623

ISBN: 0940666383

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing paperback in glossy photo illustrated covers with negligible color loss at tips of covers, 117 pp text is crisp, unmarked and profusely illustrated with B&W photos. A figure of mystery was the woman they called Lottie Deno. She was 'cultured, redheaded, and .... off brand in her habits as well as in her profession. Bafflingly crooked at cards and disappointingly straight in more personal matters, she left everybody guessing. After a gunfight two corpses lay sprawled on the barroom floor. Everyone else had left, except Lottie, "who was coolly ... View more info

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Memories De La Comtesse De Boigne Vol 1 1781-1814/ Vol 2 1815-1819

By: D'Osmond, Nee; D'Osmond, Nee; Comtesse De Boigne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: France, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs Editeurs: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31843

Condition: Poor


1st editions, both volumes 1 & 2 , with front board detached or nearly so, backstrip missing on Vol 1 and detached, chipped and present on Vol 2. Texts tight and bright, Black leather on spines and corners of boards well worn and dry, blue marbled boards and endpapers, well illustrated with engravings. Tissue-guarded frontis, all there but not pretty. The personal writings of a 18th-19th century French Noble woman taken from her personal writings. Her papers (published in several volumes) throw many side-lights upon a long period extending from the reign of Louis XIV to the Revolution of 1848,... View more info

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The Life of Wilkie Collins

By: Davis, Newl Pharr; Intro By Gordon N. Ray

Price: $50.00

Publisher: IL, University of Illinois Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 24923

Condition: Near Fine


360 pp. 1st edition hardcover with lower fore edge of book bumped, others still sharp, dj age toned at extremities, not price clipped, one small closed tear on foot of front panel. Displays beautifully in new mylar. More than presentable, collectible first edition copy. Not ex-lib. The biography of the founder and supreme master of the mystery novel. View more info

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Memorias De Un Senorito Sevillano SIGNED

By: de Winthuysen, Javier y Losada; Editors: Maria Hector Vazquez, Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, Teresa Winthuysen Alexander

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MD, Winthuysen Foundation, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 32760

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover Pre SIGNED/DATED NOV 2008 by EDITOR/TRANSLATOR Winthuysen on title page. Brand new copy in beige cloth boards in glossy pictorial dust wrapper. Collectible and rare work. 293 pp. of Spanish text and b/w photos with additional 13 glossy pages of b/w and color plate reproductions of Winthuysen's works and photos taken during his life. Javier de Winthuysen was born in Seville in 1874 and passed away in 1956, Barcelona. Winthuysen finished writing his memoirs in 1953. The Winthuysen Foundation published the entire Spanish typed manuscript in Maryland, USA, 2005. and produced ... View more info

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South Wind

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, The Heritage Press: 1939

Seller Id: 43516

Condition: Good


Blue cloth sunned on spine, no dj. 383 pp text fine. Norman Douglas is best known for his travel books. Author's most famous book, first published in 1917 causing debate about its discussion of moral and sexual issues. After being jailed in England for inappropriate behavior with young boys, Douglas decided an extended trip to the Mediterranean would be in order. View more info

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Red Jack

By: Durack, Mary

Price: $9.50

Publisher: IL, Modern Curriculum Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 20647

ISBN: 0813635918

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition with very light rub at lower tips of covers. Name on inside cover in pink marker left a few dots of pink on title page. Card pocket on inside rear cover but never borrowed. No ex-lib stamps anywhere. Unpaginated 24 pp. A woman named Red Jack and her black horse named Mephistopheles. She was well known on the stations [stagecoach] in that area as an expert stock woman, and very handy with a whip. However, no one knew anything about her private life and she seemed to spend most of her time alone with her horse. View more info

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Famous Inventors for Young People

By: Eberle, Irmengarde

Price: $12.50

Publisher: MA, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29639

Condition: Very Good +


First Dodd, Mead & Co, Ed 1967. Ex-lib, 130 pp with pocket pulled but all pages present. Red cloth boards slightly sunned near spine top edge of frt board. Boards not shelf worn, they show negligible color loss and tips remain sharp, spine ends bumped but not rubbed. Price clipped DJ in new mylar sunned at back strip. First published under the title Famous inventors for boys and girls. Features Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Edmund Cartwright, Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, George Stephenson, Samual E.B. Morse, Cyrus Hall McCormick, Henry Bessemer, Gottlieb, Daimler, Alexander Graham Bell, Thoma... View more info

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Joe Wilson and the Creation of Xerox

By: Ellis, Charles D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38960

ISBN: 0471998354

Condition: Near Fine


Black hardcovers with gilt lettering on back strip; excellent condition. Unclipped Dj shows slight shelf-wear from storage, displays well in new mylar. 396 pp. of clean and bright text. Fine condition. Charles D. Ellis presents a thorough portrait of Joe Wilson and his times, highlighting the roles of luck and perseverance. He tells how Wilson built a revolutionary machine, pioneered a new technology and transformed his grandfather's small company into Xerox. View more info

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Memories Yesteryear

By: Fales, Robert Martin, M.D.; Edited By Dorothy Cox Watkins

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NC, Privately Printed: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44220

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality 1st edition hardcover, crisp and unmarked save for tidy gift ded on fep. Corners and spine ends sharp. Interior clean and unmarked. Binding tight, square. Green cloth with bright gilt titles. 152 pp memoir of this North Carolina physician. View more info

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This is My Story - This is My Song SIGNED

By: Ford, Tennessee Ernie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1964

Edition: Fourth Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37201

ISBN: 0915746409

Condition: Fine


Cream cloth boards with sharp tips and spine ends, internally fine w/author's dedication on fep: "To Lois Tennessee Ernie Ford". Not ex-lib. 177 pp. Stated fourth printing. Unclipped dj in new mylar states 3rd printing on flap, shows light sunning along back strip and tiny chips and closed tears, chip on back strip took the 'I' in "This" from title, remains more than legible. See image. Down home wisdom from popular singer and TV entertainer. View more info

Bico A Brazilian Raft Fisherman's Son

By: Forman, Leona Shluger

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45885

Condition: Very Good


1st edition, 1st printing hardcover in orange cloth boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a call tag on foot of spine and a wrinkle, rub, 1/2" tear at upper rear dj flap fold, else fine. Tape marks on endpapers, pocket and all pages present. 96 pp text is tight, clean and illustrated with b/w photos by the author and Shepard Foreman. Told in first person from the point of view of a ten-year-old boy growing up in Pontal de Coruripe, a small fishing village in north-east Brazil. Bico lives in an area of extreme poverty but is uplifted by participa... View more info

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I Well Remember: The Memoirs of a Mennonite Schoolmaster SIGNED

By: Fulmer, Clarence A.; Hallstead, Robert H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: DE, The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington, Inc.: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45907

Condition: Near Fine


Author signed first edition hardcover in brown leatherette covered boards showing sharp tips and bumped spine ends with bright gilt spine title. Not dedicated to anyone in particular, just the following: 8-29-50 Wilmington High School Clarence A. Fulmer Best Regards. 216 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket with wrap around photograph of school children in front of their schoolhouse. Laid in is a key for who is who in this cover photo. A glowing account of the doings of this upstanding and civic minded Mennonite school teacher. View more info

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Archimedes Mathematician and Inventor

By: Gardner, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36544

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in mustard colored cloth boards and red illust on cover, red title on spine. Tips remain sharp, extremities lightly rubbed. Ex-lib with all pages and pocket present. 41 pp text crisp. Frt dj flap text glued to fep. Rubber date stamp, school stamp & Ages 7+ written on frt pastedn. A brief biography of the classical Greek mathematician and inventor, Archimedes. View more info

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Uncle Sam

By: Gerson, Thomas I.; Hood, Flora M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IN, The Bobbs-Merril Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29956

Condition: Very Good


First edition ex-lib with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Rep removed and string showing on rear hinge, page block tight and bright. Unclipped dj with nice full color illustration of "Uncle Sam" on the front panel has no call tag on spine. It is surface worn with tiny chips at tips and one at foot of spine but displays well in brand new mylar. A 158 pg biography of Samuel Wilson, from the Revolutionary Era, whom Thomas Nast immortalized, later, with his famous cartoons. View more info

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Bad Guys Ture Stories of Legendary Gunslingers, Sidewinders, Fourflushers, Drygulchers, Bushwhackers, Freebooters, and Downright Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West

By: Glass, Andrew

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26428

ISBN: 0385323107

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in unclipped dj in new mylar. Not ex-lib. Gift quality collectible hardcover. 48 pp. Relates the exploits of several famous outlaws in frontier America such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Doc Holliday. View more info

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Abraham Lincoln Through the Eyes of High School Youth

By: Grambs, Jean d.; Marston R. B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: DC, National Education Association The Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commision of the United States: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 11177

Condition: Very Good +


Age toned paper covers, tidy ink name/date on head of rear cover, 88 pg text tight and bright with two rusted paper clip marks. No tears or soil. First edition stapled paperback. View more info