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Image for Right Turns  Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life

Right Turns Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life

By: Medved, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Forum: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29434

ISBN: 1400051878

Condition: As New


Stunning, crisp, gift quality 1st edition hardcover. Not remaider, not exlib. Unread and mint. "Michael Medved provides an important and distinctive perspective on popular culture - fierce, fearless, funny, and formidable." - Mel Gibson. View more info

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Robert Southey's Life of Nelson Longmans English Classics

By: Miller, Edwin L., A. M. Editor with Notes & Intro

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Longmans, Green and Co.,: 1898

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 44555

Condition: Very Good


Third printing, first was July 1896. Brown cloth with title framed in red with small emblem of a sailing ship, title on spine hard to read but remains legible. Sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Ghosting from erased owner's name on endpps, text has occasional foxing and few unobtrusive check marks or tidy underlining in pencil. Crescent shaped chip on upper tip of rep. 302 pp includes glossary and index to notes, last few pp are publisher's pitches for other publications. Solid working copy of a rare original edition of this Longmans' English Classics. View more info

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The Art And Imagination Of Langston Hughes

By: Miller, R. Baxter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: KY, The University Press of Kentucky: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27660

ISBN: 0813116627

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright 1st edition exlib hardcover with rep removed, DJ in mylar glued to pastedowns, no call tag on backstrip or lib stickers on boards anywhere. 149 pp. Langston Hughes was one of the most important American writers of his generation, and one of the most versatile, producing poetry, fiction, drama and autobiography. In this innovative study, R. Baxter Miller explores Hughes' life and art to enlarge our appreciation of his contribution to American Letters. View more info

Image for Trooper Tales #2. The Book With More Bizarre, Odd and Funny Short Stories  SIGNED

Trooper Tales #2. The Book With More Bizarre, Odd and Funny Short Stories SIGNED

By: Mitchell, Roger Wills Sr. Retired Master Trooper and Sheriff

Price: $35.00

Publisher: VA, Branner Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 28676

ISBN: 0974137219

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition signed by author on fep: To Tomi & Wendy. Hope You Enjoy the Book! I Know These Are True. Roger W. Mitchell, Sr. March 25, 2006. 109 p. Author served with the VA State Police and shares stories of his work experiences. View more info

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Abraham Lincoln Why They Became Famous Series

By: Monchieri, Lino; Translated By Mary Lee Grisanti

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silver Burdett & Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 21204

ISBN: 0382068556

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover with owner's name on fep, else fine inside and out showing negligible surface wear. 60 pp. Others in the Why They Became Famous Series available at our store. View more info

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Christopher Columbus Why They Became Famous Series

By: Monchieri, Lino; Translated By Mary Lee Grisanti

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silver Burdett & Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 21205

ISBN: 0382068513

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover with owner's name on fep, else fine inside and out showing negligible surface wear. Others in the Why They Became Famous Series available at our store. 62 pp. View more info

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Lead Me To The Exit SIGNED

By: Moore, Ellen C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: DC, Ariadne Press: 1977

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 24749

ISBN: 0918056012

Condition: As New


Gift quality First Edition, Volume is signed by the author. Excellent HC W/DJ. Only the most minor of edgewear to age-toned white background illust dust jacket. Volume is pristine. Green cloth boards with title stamped on spine in silver. Perfectly tight and intact. 208 pp. In this book, the author "Recounts her trials as domestic servant for a family of grotesques in New York City, her term at a fundamentalist college which agreed to teach and feed and house her for the sum of $100, the charm and anguish of her contacts with children as a social worker. She encounters the ragged underside... View more info

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Three Weeks In October The Manhunt For The Serial Sniper SIGNED

By: Moose, Charles A.; Fleming, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton Children's Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 40409

ISBN: 0525947779

Condition: Fine


Fine glossy 1st edition hardcover in unclipped dj showing negligible surface wear from storage, appears unread. Signed by author on title page: Bennett: Thank you for your support. Charles A. Moose 9-25-03. 322 pp account of the serial sniper who wounded and killed random citizens of Washington DC, MD and VA in 2002. View more info

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Edmund Burke

By: Morley, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38053

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover with gold lettering has several bubbles and wrinkles where the cloth has lifted from the boards but boards are not showing, head & foot of spine are lightly frayed and spine has slight discoloration. This is a limited numbered book - 220/750. The 255 pages are tight with no tears or writing. The writer of a historical study, aims not at a reproduction of the central figure of his meditation, but at a criticism of his hero's relations and contributions to the main transactions of his time. View more info

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Original Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

By: Munchausen, Baron

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and Co.: 1892

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 29816

Condition: Good +


The Lotos Series New Edition. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and slight fade mark on backstrip. Fep glued to frt pastedn, book opens to pg that states: The Lotos Series. 253 pg text tight w/exlib stamp on rear endpaper. Abrasion on title page has obscured half of illustrators name now filled in lightly with pencil. View more info

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The Autobiography of Sir Alfred Munnings. An Artists's Life, The Second Burst, The Finish.

By: Munnings, Sir Alfred K.C.V.O., P.P.R.A.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Museum Press Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34831

Condition: Very Good


A three volume set of first edition books published by Museum Press of Sir Alfred Munnings, President of the Royal Academy 1944-1949. No names or soil within, volume II has a light crease on the front board but text is fine. All books are well bound and clean. B/w line illustrated endpapers in all vols, hinge papers fine, bright gilt titles on red cloth. Volume I: An Artists Life, published 1950 in photo-reprod dj with slight loss at tips and spine ends. Volume II: The Second burst, published 1951 in photo-reprod dj with loss at head taking most of the title on backstrip of dj. Vol... View more info

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Roald Amundsen

By: Nolan, Jeannette Covert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, California State Department of Education: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19423

Condition: Very Good


Moderate surface wear on cover, innards as new. Real People Series. The story of Amundsens of the North Pole. View more info

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Bill Nye's Red Book

By: Nye, Edgar Wilson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: IL, Thompson & Thomas: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31163

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover in green cloth boards with black and gilt lettering shows bumped and rubbed extremities, cloth discolored. Frt hinge tender. Text tight and bright with several name stamps on various pages throughout text. 389 p. of musings. View more info

Image for A Cut Above The Rest Tom Arrendale, Joe Hatfield and the Story of Fieldale Farms  DOUBLE SIGNED

A Cut Above The Rest Tom Arrendale, Joe Hatfield and the Story of Fieldale Farms DOUBLE SIGNED

By: Parker, Dick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: GA, Looking Glass Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 34685

Condition: As New


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover, as new inside and out, SIGNED on fep by Joe Hatfield and Gus (Tom Arrendale's Father). 183 glossy pages profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Gift quality, collectible book. Anybody who knew Tom and Lee Arrendale and Joe Hatfield would tell you that their coming together in 1972 as partners would certainly lead to success. Among them they already had more than seventy years of experience in the chicken business, first operating their own successful companies, then working together at Ralston Purina for ten years. So when they bought Purina's north Georgia poul... View more info

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The Arkansas Traveller SIGNED

By: Parkhurst, Liz Smith

Price: $18.00

Publisher: AK, August House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37737

Condition: Fine


SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Not dedicated to anybody in particular, just "Liz Parkhurst" in blue felt tip marker. As new beige cloth w/brown illust on frt cover and brown title on spine. Music for the song printed on the endpapers. Unclipped heavy card weight dj illust w/same brown image as on frt cover, two men sharing a pipe. Negligible surface soil on rear panel from storage, more than presentable copy. 44 pages. A traveler lost in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas finds one of the natives singularly unhelpful and lacking in hospitality, until he plays a tune on the mountain man's... View more info

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Be Somebody A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt SIGNED

By: Paterson, Judith

Price: $20.00

Publisher: TX, Eakin Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37104

ISBN: 0890155518

Condition: Fine


Stunning 1st edition hardcover in burgundy faux leather boards with bright gilt titles on spine. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "To BPW colleague Georgia. Marguerite Rawalt". Stated First Edition, as new save for former owner's tasteful embossed seal on blank fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar has no tears or color loss. 274 p. A perfect book for gift giving. Rear dj panel has a b/w photo of Marguerite Rawalt in 1956 when she was president of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs and at the peak of her career as a lawyer. View more info

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Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers. Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

By: Paulsen, Gary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, Harcourt Brace & Co.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43237

ISBN: 0152928812

Condition: Fine


First edition hardcover in illust paper covered boards. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped. Text crisp and bright, No tears, names or soil. Unclipped dj in new mylar is mint. 81 p. View more info

Winterdance The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

By: Paulsen, Gary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt:

Seller Id: 45964

ISBN: 0151262276

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing hardcover with a trace of handling soil on navy & grey paper covered boards and bumped spine ends. Unclipped dj is complete and without tears, showing a spec of color loss at flap folds, now in new mylar showing a touch of surface scratches. 256 pp text is crisp and unmarked with nice mapped endpprs. With 18 full-color photos by the author. Winterdance is an unforgettable account of Gary Paulsen's most ambitious quest: to know a world beyond his knowing, to train for and run the Iditarod. View more info

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Bill Peet An Autobiography

By: Peet, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41747

ISBN: 0395509327

Condition: Very Good


Hefty book, solid 1st edition exlib w/pocket and all 190 pages present. Bit of light soil on fep, text crisp and clean. Unclipped dj in new mylar has no call tags or lib stickers. View more info

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A Day With A Noblewoman

By: Pernoud, Regine; Translated By Dominique Clift

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MN, Runestone Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30589

ISBN: 082251916X

Condition: Very Good +


12" tall, Crisp and clean 1st edition hardcover with sharp corners and spine ends. Exlib without a pocket or evidence of ever having had one. Few marked out stickers on rear board and call letter sticker on spine but more than lovely. Describes a typical day in the life of Lady Blanche of Champagne, a medieval noblewoman, followed by a fictional story based on the facts presented. View more info