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Image for Edgar Allan Poe  Genius in Torment

Edgar Allan Poe Genius in Torment

By: Jacobs, William Jay

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw-Hill: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17517

ISBN: 0070321582

Condition: Very Good


First edition xlib in slightly wrinkled/bubbled deep purple buckram boards with tight, bright text, pocket and all pages present. Head of unclipped dj rubbed w/small chips, closed tear at foot of frt panel, two surface scratches on rear panel, NO call tag on backstrip, displays well in new mylar. 135 pp with index and b/w photo frontispiece of Poe. A solid working copy of this uncommon juvenile/young adult biography. Both despised and almost deified by his contemporary w... View more info

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Memoirs of a Sevillian Master SIGNED

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

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MD, Winthuysen Foundation, Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32759

Condition: Fine


1st edition Presentation copy. Signed/Dated Nov 2008 by Editor/Translator Winthuysen on title page. Brand new copy in glossy pictorial paperback covers. Collectible and rare work. 315 pgs of text and b/w illustrations with additional 19 glossy pages of b/w photos and color plate reproductions of Winthuysen's works and photographs taken during his life. Javier de Winthuysen was born in Seville in 1874 and passed away in 1956, Barcelona. Winthuysen finished writing his mem... View more info

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Churchill

By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39733

ISBN: 0670021059

Condition: Fine


First edition hardcover in fine unclipped dj in new mylar. Gift quality volume. 181 p. For the emiment historian Paul Johnson, Winston Churchill remains an enigma and a challenge. Soldier, parliamentarian, prime minister, orator, painter, writer, husband, and leader - all of these facets combined to make Churchill one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Here, Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career, from his adventures as a ... View more info

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Surviving The Sixties The Song of a Generation Living Through a Turbuletn Decade in Small Town America

By: Johnston, Donnie

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Mapleleaf Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43588

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback with light rub at tips of glossy cover from storage, 229 pp text crisp and unmarked save for tidy signature on fep. From the rear cover: The 1960s. It was one of the most turbulent decades in American history, one which began in relative innocence and ended with a nation nearly torn apart. Assassinations, an emerging drug culture, technological marvels, the civil rights movement, national crises and an unpopular war that seemed to have no end. They ... View more info

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Thomas Wolfe of North Carolina North Caroliniana Society Imprints Number 6. SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED.

By: Jones, H.G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, North Caroliniana Society, Inv./ North Carolina Collection: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 34806

Condition: Very Good


Not ex-lib. Slightly surface soiled stapled wrapper with brown title, 90 pp text crisp and unmarked. Signature may be auto-pen. Papers and reminiscences delivered at the second annual meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society, Chapel Hill, 10-11, April 1981. Some chapters include an oval b/w rendition of the contributor. View more info

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Rajesh

By: Kaufman, Curt and Gita

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Atheneum: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40865

ISBN: 0689310749

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover, not exlib. Internally flawless save for tidy former owners name on blank verso fep. 32 pp. DJ sunned along spine and edges of frt & rear panels but without chips or tears, unclipped and displays well in new mylar. Rajesh has artificial legs. View more info

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The Story of My Life

By: Keller, Helen; Macy, John Albert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38663

Condition: Good


Decorative orange buckram hardcover. Serviceable reading copy w/partial call tags on backstrip. 382 p. Frontispiece missing. Slight soiling throughout otherwise clean & tight text. Beautiful photographs from Miss Keller's life including one with Dr. Alexander Graham Bell to whom the book is dedicated. "The Story of My Life" is told in three parts. The first part is Keller's story told first person. The second is comprised of extracts taken from her letters writte... View more info

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Possum Creek Tales SIGNED

By: Killen, Howard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: AL, Privately Published: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30778

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition author's presentation copy, signed on title page: "To ., My pretty friend from Idaho. Thanks for reading my book and remembering me. Best wishes and thanks. H. Killen. White background glossy paperback showing picture of a possum on cover and red titles. Slight curl to tips of lightly brushed cover, text crisp and unmarked save for a red rubber stamp on title page is the following: Please excuse crude language it was the authors intent to portray the com... View more info

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Fairy Tales Can Come True. How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny SIGNED

By: Klieman, Rikki; with Peter Knobler

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Regan Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37198

ISBN: 0060524014

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition author's presentation copy, signed on title page: "For Jean, Live your life out loud! Rikki Klieman". Lovely copy in white boards with red cloth on backstrip, tips sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. Photo-illust glossy dj in new mylar shows negligible wear at tips from storage, else as new. Her dramatic story proves that fairy tales can come true and that great love and great success can go hand in hand. View more info

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Billie Holiday Singer Black Americans of Achievement

By: Kliment, Bud; Intro By Coretta Scott King

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Chelsea House Publishers: 1990

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 28574

ISBN: 1555465927

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing hardcover exlib which was borrowed only one time. Crisp beautiful clean copy with all pages and pocket present. No call tags on backstrip. 111 pg biographical tribute to Billie Holiday loaded with b/w photos. View more info

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George Washington The Virginia Period 1732-1775

By: Knollenberg, Bernhard

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NC, Duke University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36693

Condition: Very Good


1st edition exlib with all pages and pocket present. Soiled lower fore-edge of page block, one page has two small ink marks. Unclipped dj in mylar has glue mark on backstrip from removed call tag but no paper pulls. Solid working copy displays well. Knollengerg gives four reasons for writing this new biography of George Washington: To present an account of Washington's life based soley on contemporary evidence; to provide a history based on the same critical approach to ... View more info

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Rhapsody in Black The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

By: Kruth, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: WI, Backbeat Books/ An Imprint of Hal Leonard: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34766

ISBN: 1476886792

Condition: As New


New, unread crisp 1st edition hardcover in like illustrated, unclipped dust wrapper in new mylar. More than suitable for gift-giving. 243 pp text unmarked. Biography of the talented singer/songwriter. A quiet man, who K.D. Lang would refer to as "Buddha," Orbison was more interested in building model airplanes, watching films, and reading books in his den than talking about himself or partying hard. Yet he was nothing shy of a superstar - determined to succeed... View more info

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Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia 1787

By: Lee, Lucinda

Price: $30.00

Publisher: VA, Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31110

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover floral green/blue wallpaper patterned boards with ecru paste-on square paper w/blue lettering on frt board. Corners sharp, internally as new w/mapped endpapers. Published 1976 by Robert E. Lee memorial Association Inc. Printed in USA by Whittet and Shepperson, Richmond, VA. Designed by Raymond Geary. 57 pp with index and genealogical tree of Thomas Lee of Stratford Hall 1690-1750 in rear. Lovely diary entries written by youthful Lucinda Lee beginnin... View more info

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Abigail Adams Heroes of the Revolution

By: Lee, Susan & John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: IL, Childrens Press: 1977

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 26019

ISBN: 0516046578

Condition: Near Fine


Book Club Edition shows light color loss to lightly bumped tips, internally as new. 47 pp. Suited for a juvenile audience. A biography of the parson's daughter who was the wife of the second President and the mother of the sixth. View more info

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Thomas Jefferson Heroes of the Revolution

By: Lee, Susan & John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: IL, Childrens Press: 1974

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 26020

ISBN: 0516046527

Condition: Near Fine


Book Club Edition hardcover shows light color loss to lightly bumped tips, Internally as new. 47 pp intended for a juvenile audience. A biography of the Virginian who was noted as a statesman, inventor, and author of the Declaration of Independence. View more info

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The Human Island. The Story of a Woman's Dedicatiion to the Hopeless SIGNED

By: Lewandowski, Michalene Doskotch

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Exposition Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38308

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in teal boards with gold lettering has light shelf wear along bottom edge. Unclipped dj has a 1 1/2" open tear at head of spine, 3/4" open tear at foot of spine, small chips missing from all tips, color loss along spine edge & on several diagonal creases and rear cover is lightly mottled. FEP is signed '7-7-72 It's been wonderful having you as my guest in my home - your beautiful to know. With Best Wishes Sincerely, Michalene Lewandowski.' ... View more info

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Seasoned Dates Creation? Winter - Summer 1971 SIGNED

By: Little, Lucy H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NC, A.D. Pate and Co.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 40948

Condition: Fine


Stunning 1st edition hardcover in mustard colored cloth boards w/sharp tips and spine ends. Authors dedication on fep. Unclipped (unpriced) dj in new mylar shows a couple of small closed tears, a faint mark along spine edge, else fine. 113 p of crisp, hand-lettered text. Seasoned Dates presents the latest poems and personal recollections of Lucy Little, though she is at heart a North Carolinian, Lucy Little's interests are anything but parochial, they range wide: from r... View more info

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O. Henry American Short Story Writer Outstanding Personalities

By: Longo, Ludas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, SamHar Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39714

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition uncirculated library book with all pages and blank card/pocket present. 32 crisp pages. Two tiny pin pricks on glossy aqua colored illustrated frt board. View more info

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Life of Samuel Johnson

By: Macaulay, Thomas Babington; Edited By Clinton W. Lucas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, American Book Company: 1910

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 19771

Condition: Very Good


Reprint hardcover with pencil writing on inside cover, ink name on fep, very light soil on rust cloth boards, text fine. 1910 edition. View more info

Image for The Sea Hawk  The Story of a Man, A Boat and The Sea

The Sea Hawk The Story of a Man, A Boat and The Sea

By: Magloire, Juliana T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sea Hawk Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43875

ISBN: 0974677809

Condition: Fine


Lovely book with what appears to be an unused CD in pocket on rear inside cover. 137 pp crisp and unmarked. View more info