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If You Grew Up With George Washington

By: Gross, Ruth Belov

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Scholastic Inc.: 1982

Seller Id: 45747

ISBN: 0590419501

Condition: Very Good


Nice straight, landscape format 64 pp paperback with sharp tips and spine ends. Marker name on cover and small soil dot on rear cover. Illustrated throughout with pink shaded line drawings of George showing what it is like to get sick in the 'olden days', also what did he eat? How did he brush his teeth? What kind of clothing he wore and where did he keep it? and much more. View more info

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Benjamin Franklin The Story of Poor Richard

By: Grover, Eulalie Osgood

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45377

Condition: Good +


Rare 1st edition exlib with lightly surface soiled and bumped brown cloth boards, spine ends rubbed, gilt spine title faded, 267 pp text is tight and bright. All pages present. A Biography which covers Franklin's life from his youth through his years as an inventor, printer, statesman and author. View more info

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Later Maybe A Taste of the Tropics SIGNED

By: Gutnick, Beryl

Price: $7.50

Publisher: VA, Lot's Wife Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32172

ISBN: 096760270X

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover signed by author on title page, just her name, not to anyone in particular. Covers show negligible wear from storage, appears unread. 210 p. From publishers: At age 68, the author accepted a Peace Corps assignment to teacher training in the Philippines. This book conveys the intensity of her reactions to the challenges she faced there. View more info

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Speaker. Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics SIGNED

By: Hastert, Dennis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: DC, Regnery Publishing Co.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37543

ISBN: 089526126X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in mauve boards with silver gilt lettering has slight fading along top edge and foot of spine has been bumped but there is no paper showing. Unclipped dust jacket has slight curl near head of spine and front panel, slight shelf wear along bottom edge. Very nice presentation sticker on FEP with J. Denny Hastert's signature. 312 pp are tight & bright with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. Dennis Hastert breaks his silence to tell a remarkable Amer... View more info

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Virginia's Story Author's Own Copy

By: Havasy, Virginia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 41206

Condition: Fine


As new save for name on fep and author's own address label on inside frt cover. Memoirs of Virginia Havasy. Rewritten with family contributions. 154 pp. View more info

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It's True, By George!

By: Healey, Brooks

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Reader's Digest Services, Inc: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 42546

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant crisp uncreased 1st edition paperback w/owner's name on inside cover. 32 pp age toned at periphery but not brittle. Surprising facts about George Washington for kids. View more info

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Picture Book of American Authors Visual History Series

By: Helmstadter, Frances

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NY, Sterling Publishing Co.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28007

Condition: Very Good


1st edition uncirculated ex school library hardcover with photos of Poe, Cather, Mark Twain, Hemingway and Whitman on cover which is faded at head of spine and frt bd. Light soil on rear bd. Visual History Series. 64 pp. Illustrated throughout with photos. Text has short biographies and portraits of Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Walt ... View more info

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A Crown For Thomas Peters

By: Hennessy, Maurice and Sauter, Edwin Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Ives Washburn Inc: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38840

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in orange cloth boards has light color fading near upper tip otherwise shows well. Price clipped dj has a small chip missing at foot of spine and color loss at all tips but shows well in new mylar. Previous owner's tasteful bookplate on FEP otherwise the 150 tight pages are crisp without tears, writing, soil or blemishes. This biographical novel is a timely, graphically-told story based on the life of a young Negro who became a passionate leader of ... View more info

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Marie Curie. A See and Read Beginning to Read Biography

By: Henriod, Lorraine

Price: $8.50

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26969

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover has rubbed corners, light surface soil on light blue background boards illustrated with various characters in US history. Text tight and bright, Ex-lib with all pages and pocket present. 62 pp with word list on last pg. An easy-to-read biography of the scientist who, with her husband, was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering radium. View more info

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Cecil Aldin The Story of a Sporting Artist SIGNED

By: Heron, Roy

Price: $100.00

Publisher: England, Webb & Bower: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 25491

ISBN: 0906671469

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover signed by Roy Heron on half title, presentation copy to Doris Frohnsdorff, a fellow Aldin fan with all good wishes from the author. Roy Heron. 208 pp. Book has sharp tips and spine ends, internally fine. DJ VG+ with light sunning on back strip does not affect nice, bright title. Gift quality, signed first edition. Cecil Aldin's life story. Lavishly illustrated with his own drawings and paintings, some in color including family photographs. View more info

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Goodbye My Little Ones The True Story of a Murderous Mother and Five Innocent Victims

By: Hickey, Charles; Lighty, Todd; O'Brien, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Onyx Penguin: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30743

ISBN: 0451406923

Condition: Near Fine


Not ex-lib. Light color loss to tips of black background glossy unclipped dj, now in new mylar and displays beautifully. 384 pp. A medical researcher came to national prominence using the Hoyt family as proof that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is hereditary. Years later, after the Hoyt family had lost five babies in the same manner, authorities discovered the truth--Waneta Hoyt, grieving mother, was also a cold-blooded killer. Includes eight pages of photos. View more info

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Princess Masako Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne The Tragic True Story of Japan's Crown Princess

By: Hills, Ben

Price: $9.50

Publisher: NY, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 42460

ISBN: 1585425680

Condition: Fine


Fine crisp unread 1st edition hardcover in unclipped pictorial dj showing negligible surface wear from storage. View more info

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We Lead A Double Life

By: Hoffman, Ruth and Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, J.B. Lippincott: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 2819

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in cloth covered boards with negligible surface soil and lightly worn paper spine label. 264 p. uncirculated library book with two stamps on feps, pocket and all pages present. The pleasures of twinship are described in this double autobiography by the talented, lovely and adventurous identical twins - the Hoffman sisters. Early in life they worked out a set of personal goals for themselves and they tell the irrepressible, play-by-play success sto... View more info

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A Legacy of Determination

By: Holmes, Laurel Grace

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37254

ISBN: 0965349403

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition crisp glossy illust paperback. One b/w photo in the text. 247 pg book as new save for lengthy dedication on fep. View more info

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The Italian American Family Album

By: Hoobler, Dorothy & Thomas; Intro By Gov Mario M. Cuomo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30698

ISBN: 0195081269

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover exlib with one discreet rubber stamp on rear endpaper. Sharp tips of paisley background boards show color loss but no rubbing. Internally crisp and unmarked. The American Family Albums tell the often heroic stories of American immigrant groups, largely through their own words and pictures. Like any family album or scrapbook, the pages contain many period photographs and other memorabilia. These join with original documents -- including selections f... View more info

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Trader Horn Volume 1 and Volume 2

By: Horn, Alfred Aloysius and Ethelreda Lewis

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, The Literary Guild of America: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37832

Condition: Good


1st edition volumes with gilt lettering on olive green board has mottled cloth on volume 2, tips are showing boards and spine is wobbly on Volume 1. Page blocks are tight and going no where. Volume 2 shows much better externally but the front illustrated hinge is cracked w/webbing showing. All pages are tight and accounted for. Both volume 1 with 302 pages and volume 2 with 275 pages are tight with light yellowing from age, neither have any writing or tears to any of the... View more info

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The Story of John J. Audubon

By: Howard, Joan; Meadowcroft, Enid Lamonte: Supervising Editor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1954

Seller Id: 45756

Condition: Good


Solid working copy in soiled beige cloth boards with Signature Books medallion on frt cover. 6 panel spine has nice title box and 5 laurel wreaths in others. Spine ends bumped, tips remain fairly sharp. Illustrated endpps depict great events in the life of Audubon complete with captions for each of 10 events. 181 pp text is crisp and unmarked. View more info

Image for The Moses of Rovno The Stirring Story of Fritz Graebe, A German Christian Who Risked His Life to Lead Hundreds of Jews to Safety During The Hologcaust

The Moses of Rovno The Stirring Story of Fritz Graebe, A German Christian Who Risked His Life to Lead Hundreds of Jews to Safety During The Hologcaust

By: Huneke, Douglas K

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43199

ISBN: 0396087140

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in cream cloth boards with mauve cloth spine. Upper fore edge and spine ends lightly bumped, 3 other tips sharp. No names, tears or soil. DJ has light color loss at tips and two small closed tears, displays well in new mylar. 208 p. This is the compelling, true story of a German Christian who risked his life many times to save Jewish victims of the Nazis. Herman "Fritz" Graebe was also the only German citizen who volunteered to testify agai... View more info

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White Witch Doctor. A Surgeons Life in Apartheid South Africa SIGNED

By: Hunt, Dr. John A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: TX, Durban House Publishing Company: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38597

ISBN: 1930754337

Condition: Near Fine


1st Edition softcover with Author's first and last name on title page. Negligible wear on tips of glossy cover. 314 tight and bright pages. The powerful and true story of Dr. John A. Hunt's fight to save his beloved country during a violent time of social unrest and political upheaval. It details Dr. Hunt's great struggle with life and death, hope and despair in Apartheid South Africa. Eye-popping photographs. View more info

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Fly Girls

By: Inouye, Amy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: IL, Girl Press: 2001

Edition: First Editon

Seller Id: 33176

ISBN: 1931497036

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback with very light surface wear from storage, 86 p. text appears unread. Cool Women: stories, pictures and adventures from history's most dashing lady pilots. View more info