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The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief

by Macintyre, Ben

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1997
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"The first biography of Adam Worth, the most famous criminal of the Victorian Age and the model for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's insidiously brilliant Moriarty… A captivating, colorful, and frequently hilarious portrait of a man whose code of honor turned Victorian society on its head." [Dust Jacket] 336 pages including index. 1st edition, 3rd printing.
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Part of a Long Story: Eugene O'Neill as a Young Man in Love

by Boulton, Agnes

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1968
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Doubleday & Company, NY, 1968. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good. "This memoir is of the life and death of a romance - by the woman O'Neill loved, married, and later left. Agnes Boulton (wife) kept a close hold on the most significant and revealing material on O'Neill. A fine writer herself, Boulton renders each telling detail, each remembered passion, and each… Read more
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Memoirs - Sixty Years on the Firing Line

by Krock, Arthur

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1968
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1st edition
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Funk & Wagnalls, NY, 1968. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/ Near Fine. Well-known to presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to LBJ, Krock was the Washington correspondent for the NY Times and winner of 3 Pulitzer Prizes. 1st edition, 2nd printing.
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Paul Revere & the World he Lived In

by Forbes, Esther

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1942
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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/ Very Good. A substantial biography and cultural history. 498 pages. 1st edition.
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Tutankhamun: The Untold Story

by Hoving, Thomas

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Published
1978
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1st edition
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 1978. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/ Fine. The riveting story of the discovery of King Tut's tomb. 384 pages. Detailed index. Hoving was responsible for mounting the splendid King Tut exhibition at New York's Metroploitan Museum of Art.
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My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times

by Evans, Harold

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2009
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Stated First Edition
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Little, Brown, NY, 2009. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The autobiography of a legendary newspaper editor (The Times -London). 1st edition.
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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

by Kelly, Amy

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Published
1981
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Harvard U, Cambridge, MA, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Excellent history. 1st edition.
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The Book of Concord: Thoreau's Life as a Writer

by Howarth, William

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Published
1982
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Fine
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1st edition
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Viking, NY, 1982. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine biography, drawing on Thoreau's lesser-known masterpiece, The Journals. 1st edition.
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Sir Walter Scott: The Great Unknown (2 vols.) Slipcase

by Johnson, Edgar

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Published
1970
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1st edition
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Macmillan, NY, 1970. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Slipcase. Winner of the American Heritage Prize for Biography. Definitve biography by a masterful biographer. 2 volumes are Fine; the slipcase is near fine, with wear at the corners. Vol. 1is 759 pgs. Vol. 2 is 638 pgs.
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Raffles

by Collis, Maurice

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Published
1966
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Fine
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1st edition
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Faber & Faber, London, 1966. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Important biography of a significant Englishman and founder of Singapore.
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John Ruskin: The Portrait of A Prophet

by Quennell, Peter

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Published
1949
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1st edition
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Collins, London, 1949. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. An important profile of Ruskin by one of the best intellectual historians of the 20th Century.
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Charles Dickens, The Last of the Great Men

by Chesterton, G. K.

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Published
1942
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1st edition
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The Press of the Readers Club, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/ Very Good. Introduction by Alexander Woolcott. One of the great, long, critical essays in English literature. Alexander Woolcott adds, " . . .as luminous and infectious a book as ever one author wrote about another." [Pub. Info] Association copy. 1ST THUS.
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The Order of Release: The Story of John Ruskin, Effie Gray and John Everett Millais

by James, Sir William editor

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Published
1947
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1st edition
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John Murray, London, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A collection of Ruskin-Gray letters, hitherto unpublished, sheds light on the troubled end of Ruskin's marriage.
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The Wider Sea: A Life of John Ruskin

by Hunt, John Dixon

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Published
1982
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1st edition
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Viking, NY, 1982. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. An important biography. 512 pages.
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Mencken: a Life

by Hobson, Fred

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1994
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1st edition
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Random House, NY, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Definitive biography. 650 pages.
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

by Isaacson,Walter

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2003
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Simon & Schuster, NY, 2003. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Definitive biography. 589 pages.
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Mozart: A Life

by Solomon, Maynard

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1995
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HarperCollins, NY, 1995. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Definitive biography. Authoritative musicological analyses. 640 pages.
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The Curse of the Misbegotten: A Tale of the House of O'Neill

by Bowen, Croswell

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Published
1960
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Hart Davis, London, 1960. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Eugene O'Neill. Important biography written with the help of O'Neill's family.
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The Opium-Eater: A Life of Thomas De Quincey

by Lindop, Grevel

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Published
1981
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1st ed.
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J. M. Dent, London, 1981. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Definitive biography.
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Claude Levi-Strauss: The Bearer of Ashes

by Pace, David

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1983
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Routledge & Kegan Paul, Boston, 1983. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Important biography.
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