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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 pages. Tasteful buyers family crest book plate on half title page of volume one. Trader Horn is one man's account of his wi... 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

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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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Don Imus & Fred Imus; Two Guys Four Corners Great Photographs, Great Times and A Million Laughs.

By: Imus, Don & Fred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Villard/ Random House: 1997

Seller Id: 46047

ISBN: 0679453075

Condition: Fine


Gift quality second printing of the first edition, 1997. Landscape format offering measures 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and has 115 crisp, unmarked glossy pages filled with the art and nature of the southwest. The brothers Imus grew up on a 35,000 acre ranch in AZ. On trips with their parents, they came to love their surroundings: from the red rocks of Sedona to the Grand Canyon at sunrise, from the white sands of New Mexico to the Hope reservation at Second Mesa, to monuments great and small. The area seduced them, so much so that the bros have devoted endless hours and adventures to capturi... 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

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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 writers, Poe left a legacy of the beginnings of the American detective novel and the grotesque horror in poetry and short stor... View more info

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Lone Cowboy My Life Story 1st Illustrated Printing

By: James, Will

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Edition: Illustrated Classics Edition

Seller Id: MK46606

Condition: Very Good


First printing of the illustrated Classics edition, 1932 on foot of title page, 1930, 1932 on copyright page. Impressive large format volume in black cloth with full size pasted-on color plate on frt board and legible but somewhat dull gold spine title. Tips and spine ends are fairly sharp but cloth has some discoloration and 'mottling all over, primarily on rear cover. No boards showing through the cloth. Full color, full size color plate on frt board shows some light color loss from shelf sitting, rubbing against other books. Color, action-illustrated endpapers are a continuation of th... View more info

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Lone Cowboy My Life Story

By: James, Will

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1945

Edition: Illustrated Classics Edition

Seller Id: MK46607

Condition: Fair


Reprint of the Illustrated Classics edition, 1945 on foot of title page, 1930, 1932 on copyright page. Impressive offering in black cloth with full size (6 3/8" x 8 3/4") pasted-on color plate on frt board and legible gold spine title. Tips and spine ends are rubbed with 'a few white marks on rear board, some light 'mottlling' on periphery of cloth surrounding the color plate on frt board. Black cloth backstrip displays well save for split cloth on foot and rubbed lower frt board tip. Color, action-illustrated endpapers are a continuation of the front plate, they show the same co... View more info

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Lone Cowboy My Life Story

By: James, Will

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1945

Edition: Illustrated Classics Edition

Seller Id: MK46608

Condition: Fair


This solid exlib hardcover of the much sought: Illustrated Classics Edition in black cloth with full size pasted-on color plate on frt board shows surface wear/ color loss over cowboy and galloping horse on cover image. Spine title no longer legible but call library call tag and author's name in white can be seen on backstrip. Board tips are bumped and rubbed with boards showing. Black cloth has some marks and soil. Color Illustrated endpapers show a cowboy with lariat ready in his right hand galloping on a red chestnut horse chasing a texas longhorn steer across the sagebrush plains. Li... 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 memoirs in 1953. The Winthuysen Foundation published the entire Spanish typed manuscript in Maryland, USA, 2005. and produced th... 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 young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the cold war. ... 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 were all part of the sixties. "Surviving the Sixties," in biographical form, tells how these impending changes affect... View more info

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

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 written from 1887-1901. The final section gives an accounting of her education, including passages taken from reports and letters o... 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 common vocabulary used in the extreme backwoods setting of the authors uneducated origin. Howard Killen. Illustrated with b/w ph... 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 Washington's own statements as to other evidence; to refrain from undue glorification of Washington; to bring together topica... 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, driven by a relentless, innate love for music that started in his childhood, and blessed with what Elvis considered to be t... View more info