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The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa
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The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

By Fukuzawa, Yukichi

Columbia University Press, 1966. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Index. 407p. Translated by Eiichi Kiyooka. Foreword by Carmen Blacker. Fukuzawa Yukichi (1835-1901) was a Japanese author, writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur, journalist, and leader. He was probably the most-influential man outside government service in the Japan of the Meiji Restoration (1868). He also founded Keio University, Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases.

$12.00

Anais: The Erotic Life of Anais Nin
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Anais: The Erotic Life of Anais Nin

By Fitch, Noel Riley

Black Bay Books, 1993. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Section of black and white photographs. This biography of Nin, complements, corrects, and demystifies the image that Nin so artfully crafted in her diary. 525p. Bibliography.

$14.00

Franz Kafka and Prague (Third, and greatly revised edition)
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Franz Kafka and Prague (Third, and greatly revised edition)

By Safellner, Harald

Vitalis, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good. Unmarked text. Profusely illustrated. Maps on end pages. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. Among his writings that express with horrifying clarity the anxieties of his era are The Trial, Metamorphosis, etc. 192p.

$12.00

Autobiography of Mark Twain (Volume 1)
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Autobiography of Mark Twain (Volume 1)

By Smith, Elinor Harriet (editor)

University of California Press, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library. Includes bibliographic references and an index. Section of black and white photographs, and a few black and white images elsewhere. 736p. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature

$20.00

The Professor, the Institute, and DNA: Oswald T. Avery: His Life and Scientific Achievements
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The Professor, the Institute, and DNA: Oswald T. Avery: His Life and Scientific Achievements

By Dubos, Rene J

The Rockefeller University Press, 1978. Hardcover. Good/good. Unmarked text. Rubbing and tears on unclipped dust jacket. Avery is chiefly known as the senior author of a paper published in 1944 that identified DNA as the purveyor of genetic information. 238p. Section of photographs. Index. References. Chronologies.

$12.00

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir
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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

By Banville, John

Knopf, 2018. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Photographs by Paul Joyce. A vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin. John Banville (b. 1945) is a Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries. 214p. Measures 6.25x8.5 inches.

$14.00

As I Remember Him: The Biography of R.S
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As I Remember Him: The Biography of R.S

By Zinsser, Hans

Little, Brown and Co, 1940. Hardcover. Good/good. Unmarked text. Previous owner's bookplate. Book summary by Henry Seidel Canby pasted onto front end page. Chipping, tears, and soiling on dust jacket. A discreet autobiography (using R.S. instead of his name), this book is the story of a son of German immigrants who graduated from Columbia with degrees in medicine. It includes coverage of his colleagues and the development of American medicine. This book won a National Book Award.

$16.00

Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour: A Narrative Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes and Letters
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Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour: A Narrative Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes and Letters

By Steegmuller, Francis

Little, Brown and Co. and The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Unmarked text. Worn dust jacket. A narrative drawn from Gustave Flaubert's travel notes and letters. 232p. 2 illustrations.

$12.00

Holy Violence: The Revolutionary Thought of Frantz Fanon: An Intellectual Biography (Three Continents Press)
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Holy Violence: The Revolutionary Thought of Frantz Fanon: An Intellectual Biography (Three Continents Press)

By Perinbam, B. Marie

Three Continents Press, 1982. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Cover art by Tom Gladden. Glossary. References. Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer from the French colony of Martinique, whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. 182p. Measures 6x9 inches.

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Troldhaugen With a Brief Biography of Edvard Grieg
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Troldhaugen With a Brief Biography of Edvard Grieg

By Torsteinson, Sigmund

John Grieg, nd. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked. Bumped corners and some sunning on the cover. Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the Romantic period. Illustrated. 24pp. Text in English. Measures 6x9 inches.

$20.00

Moments of Reprieve
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Moments of Reprieve

By Levi, Primo

Summit Books, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Measures 5.75x8.75 inches. Translated by Ruth Feldman. 172p. Primo Levi (1919-1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor. This book deals with those he observed during imprisonment.

$12.00

Can You Find Me: A Family History
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Can You Find Me: A Family History

By Fry, Christopher

Oxford University Press, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. A family history by playwright Christopher Fry. Family trees at the back. 267+p. Christopher Fry (1907-2005) was an English poet and playwright. He is best known for his verse dramas, notably The Lady's Not for Burning, which made him a major force in theatre in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla
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Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla

By Wasik, John F

Sterling, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. A guide to Tesla's life and work and how to use Tesla's insights on any creative endeavor. Index. Bibliographic Essay. 275p. Many illustrations.

$12.00

Jac. Berzelius: His Life and Work
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Jac. Berzelius: His Life and Work

By Jorpes, J. Erik

Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1966. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked. 156p. Previous owner's name inside cover. Some sun fading. Well illustrated, including foldouts. Bidrag Till Kungl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Historia VII. Translated into English from the Swedish manuscript by Barbara Steele. Frontispiece is a Berzelius portrait by Johan Way, 1826. Berzelius was a Swedish chemist. He worked out the modern technique of chemical formula notation.

$18.00

Charles James Fox: A Man for the People
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Charles James Fox: A Man for the People

By Reid, Loren

University of Missouri Press, 1969. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket with a few smudges. 7 illustrations. Charles James Fox (1749-1806), styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and who was the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger. Fox, who occasionally corresponded with Thomas Jefferson and had met Benjamin Franklin in Paris, predicted that Britain had little practical hope of subduing the colonies, and interpreted the American cause approvingly as a struggle for liberty against the oppressive policies of a despotic and unaccountable executive.

$14.00

Churchill and Chartwell (Including postcards and studio diagram)
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Churchill and Chartwell (Including postcards and studio diagram)

By Fedden, Robin

Pergamon Press, 1974. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. 60p. Black, white illustrations. Foldout genealogical diagram inside back cover. Measures 5.75x8.25 inches. Includes 2 color postcards (Sir Winston's study and the dining room at Chartwell). Also a loose brochure titled "Chartwell: The Studio, Paintings by Sir Winston Churchill" with diagrams of the inner studio and the main room.

$20.00

Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian
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Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian

By Lukacs, John

Yale University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket with closed tear. A view of Winston Churchill, the workings of his historical imagination, and his successes and failures as a statesman. 202p.

$12.00

Under My Skin: My Autobiography to 1949
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Under My Skin: My Autobiography to 1949

By Lessing, Doris

Harper Collins, 1994. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. First American edition. Unclipped dust jacket. Photo of Lessing at age 14. Glossary. 419p. Covers her childhood in Africa through her 1949 arrival in London with the typescript for The Grass is Singing, her first novel. Doris Lessing (1919-2013), a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer, was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.

$14.00

Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
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Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self

By Rebecca, Walker

Riverhead, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Details a bi-racial child's unique struggle for identity when nothing in her world told her who she was or where she belonged. 320p. Written by the daughter of famed African American writer Alice Walker and liberal Jewish lawyer Mel Leventhal.

$12.00

Under a New Sky: A Reunion with Russia
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Under a New Sky: A Reunion with Russia

By Carlisle, Olga Andreyev

Ticknor & Fields, 1993. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. In this memoir of one woman's return to her homeland, the granddaughter of Russian writer Leonid Andreyev confronts the painful legacy of repression, exile, censorship, and anti-Semitism in Russia. By the author of The Secret Circle.

$12.00

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