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Visits to European Celebrities

By: Sprague, William B., D.D.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MA, Gould and Lincoln: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27585

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover in brown boards with tips bumped and rubbed, small chip out of cloth on backstrip, gilt title on spine legible but dull. 305 p. text tight and bright, one closed tear on one page, endpapers age toned, name and date 1855 in pencil on title page. Reading copy. View more info

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Henry Kissinger: The Anguish of Power

By: Stoessinger, John G.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton & Co., Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43203

ISBN: 0393055892

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in black paper covered boards with black cloth backstrip, bright gilt titles. Tips and spine ends sharp. Unclipped dj is clipped at lower tip of frt flap. Two tidy closed tears on rear panel of age-toned white background dj. Stated first edition on copyright page. 234 p. Bit of age soiling on edge of page block. Nice solid copy. View more info

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A Hero Named George A True Story of an Undercover Police Officer TWICE SIGNED

By: Stowers, Carlton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: TX, Community Justice Foundation of Texas: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author & Illustrator

Seller Id: 30652

ISBN: 096310280X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover, author's presentation copy, signed by author and illustrator on fep with gift dedication for the Jack's family. Glossy pictorial boards & illustrated pages tight and bright with lightly bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. SUMMARY: Story of a young police officer who was killed while working undercover as a high school student in Midlothian, Texas. Includes page of discussion questions for young readers. The adult version of this story is Innocence Lost which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. View more info

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Holocost Biographies: Raoul Wallenberg. Swedish Diplomat and Humanitarian

By: Streissguth, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37101

ISBN: 0823933180

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant crisp 1st edition hardcover in illustrated glossy pictorial boards showing negligible color loss at tips of still sharp spine ends, 112 pg text crisp and unmarked, presentation label "From the Irwin Uran Gift Fund", not dedicated to anyone in particular. No names, tears or soil. In lovely condition for gift giving. View more info

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Remembering Sinatra A Life in Pictures

By: Sullivan, Robert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Time Inc: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26197

ISBN: 188301347X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition exlib has white paper covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Unclipped original dj in new mylar shows well with no call tags on spine. 120 pp text is crisp without tears or soil. Profusely illustrated in b/w photography. Includes everything including his wives, the Rat Pack, Life at The Sands and more. View more info

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Joseph Cottonseed

By: Taylor, Belinda

Price: $48.00

Publisher: South Carolina, Sandlapper Publishing Co. Inc: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46294

ISBN: 0878441247

Condition: Very Good


Glossy, crisp paperback with a faint curl to lower tips from storage, hint of age toning at head of white background covers. 16 pp text is crisp and unmarked, no names, tears or soil. Photo available, please email. ISBN 0878441247 Factual tale of the author's Great Grandfather's stories of the letters he received from a distant relative Claude Clifton Leitner and the history of how Claude brought cotton to America. View more info

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Oath of Office

By: Thornton, C. Lee; Edited By Christy Marie Thornton

Price: $18.00

Publisher: IN, Authorhouse: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40191

ISBN: 1420893920

Condition: As New


Fine 1st edition hardcover in like dj. 453 pp. This book chronicles the rearing of an African-American child in the "Upsouth" during the 1950s and 1960s, and his experiences as an adult in another world-the F.B.I. View more info

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E.B. White The Elements of a Writer

By: Tingum, Janice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MN, Learner Publications Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37464

ISBN: 0822549220

Condition: Fine


1st edition glossy pictorial boards with sharp tips and spine ends, bound in slick reinforced binding w/illustrations including author's photograph on frt board and frt panel of unclipped, unpriced dust jacket in brand new mylar. DJ shows glare from scanner, there is no white mark on dj. 128 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. The story of the life of E.B. White (author of Charlottes Web) with quotes from White's own work. View more info

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Roald Dahl A Biography

By: Treglown, Jeremy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, Harcourt Brace & Co.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37247

ISBN: 0156001993

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with negligible wear on tips of black background photo-illustrated covers. Few creases along spine edge. 322 p crisp and unmarked. "A highly compelling portrait of an author whose life was nearly as colorful and unpredictable as his fiction. Probes the dark and volatile nature of the postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents". View more info

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The Selected Letters of D.H. Lawrence

By: Trilling, Diana Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30001

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in grey cloth with black box and gilt lettering on spine, cloth bumped and slightly mottled, corners sharp, internally fine. 322 p. Selected letters of the famed English novelist to such correspondents as Aldous Huxley, E. M. Forster, Alfred Stieglitz, Katherine Mansfield, others. View more info

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Blows of Circumstance From Hopeless to Heroic One American Child's True Story SIGNED

By: Turnbull, Ann; Wase, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PA, White Mane Publishing Co., Inc: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 34684

ISBN: 0942597117

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover signed on fep: "For Dick, I hope you like the book. Best Wishes, A. Turnbull 11/26/91". Green leatherette boards with sharp tips, 298 pg text crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows a closed tear and light color loss at extremities, one 1/2" closed tear at head of rear panel. More than suitable for gift giving. The story of David Wayne Heidecker, an unwanted child who suffered through foster homes from birth until age seven when he was adopted by the Heideckers and grew up with turmoil and struggle. View more info

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Maroc Koda Kumi

By: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 41135

ISBN: 4847029429

Condition: Fine


Fine book in near fine dj showing negligible surface wear at tips. Closed tear and crinkle at outer dj wrapper, now in new mylar and displays well. A book of photographs of a beautiful young oriental or islamic woman. Text not in English. View more info

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The Beatles

By: Unknown

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CT, Academic Industries, Inc: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43026

ISBN: 0883017792

Condition: Fine


1st edition 52 pg glossy paperback with slight curl to covers from storage, no creases or color loss at tips. Text slightly yellowed but not brittle. Text crisp and unmarked, no names or tears. First edition. More than presentable for gift giving or the collector's shelf. Illust with & b/w line drawings throughout. Interesting Beatles memorabilia/collectible. View more info

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Florence Nightingale and the Founding of Professional Nursing

By: Unknown

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1959

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 43133

Condition: Good


Stapled paperback with lightly rubbed tips, small closed tear on rear cover fore edge, clear tape along spine, foot of page block starting below lower staple but all pages holding fine. Covers spotted and a tad rippled. Rear cover states this may be a companion booklet that went along with a 35 MM film strip but this is the book only. 24 pp. View more info

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The Random House Vest Pocket Dictionary of Famous People

By: Urdang, Constance, B.A., M.F.A.,; Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1962

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 42387

Condition: Near Fine


Fine copy in blk limp leatherette covers w/bright gilt titles. 320 p with pronounciation key on rear pastdns. Collectible copy. View more info

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In Quest of Oases

By: Van Sinderen, Adrian

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Privately Printed: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33818

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with light rub at upper fore edge tip and head of back strip. Boards show very light surface wear. All pages tight and bright. 124 p. Journal of the author's travels to places such as Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Petrified National Forest, Montezuma's Castle in Arizona, Badlands of South Dakota, Devil's tower, horse farms in England and more. Whole chapter on Hackney ponies and driving. View more info

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Woman of Courage

By: Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Franklin Watts: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37473

ISBN: 0531130142

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with miniscule shelf wear at the foot of the boards of the nice hardcover. Unclipped pictorial dust jacket is lightly sunned on spine & at top edge of boards, does have fade marks from library stamps on old mylar, shows well in new mylar. 128 pages of tight & bright text with school stamp at head of page block, one small date stamp on the rear paste down otherwise no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. A biography of the black woman who campaigned for civil rights and founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. View more info

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Dangerous Friends

By: Viertel, Peter

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37912

ISBN: 0670845337

Condition: Near Fine


A beautiful silver gilt lettered hardcover with minimal wear, book has been bumped rather hard on lower front edge otherwise shows well. Unclipped dj has negligible shelf wear along edges. 406 pages of tight & bright text with no tears or writing. "This book evokes the mythic giants of the glory days of the American film industry. Creative artists and men's men, flamboyant egoists, performers of spontaneous acts of selfishness and generosity: these are Peter Viertel's "dangerous friends". Seeking to distance himself from the intellectual climate of his European emigre upbringing, t... View more info

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Just Like Abraham Lincoln

By: Waber, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1964

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 41009

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright 4th printing exlib with bumped tips (no rub through). Few exlib stamps, pocket and all pages present. Crisp, tight copy. 32 p. Rare hardcover edition. Displays well, see image. An entirely fresh point of view of President Lincoln with author pictures in various three-color shades and tints. View more info

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My Desire

By: Warner, Susan AKA, Wetherall, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Robert Carter & Brothers: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33077

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover in rust cloth boards with black illustrations and titles, Tips and spine ends bumped and lightly rubbed. Small soil spot and fade mark at foot of front board. Previous owner's signature on foxed FEP. Inner hinges solid, 629 p. tight and bright. "A purposely misinterpreted letter defers marital happiness for ten years during which Desire Burgoyne continues her dedicated life, devoted to serving less fortunate individuals primarily in Chesterfield, a small New England community . View more info