Biography And Autobiography from Raptis Rare Books

cover of Actuelles Chroniques 1944-1948; Actuelles Chroniques 1948-1953; Actuelles, III Chronique Algerienne 1939-1958.

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Paris: Gallimard, 1950-1958. First editions of all three volumes in Camus's collected articles and commentaries. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Each volume is fine condition. A rare complete set in exceptional condition. Published separately in three volumes between 1950 and 1958, Camus' Actuelles bring together articles and excerpts from his most important texts, presented chronologically. The first volume, Actuelles… Read more
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$600.00
cover of Keeping Faith.

Keeping Faith.

by Carter, Jimmy

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Published
1982
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$125.00

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New York: Bantam Books, 1982. First edition of the 39th President of the United States' memoir. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the half-title page on a bookplate. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jimmy Carter’s memoirs of life in the White House. "Seldom has a presidential memoir been so self-revealing" (Wall Street Journal).
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cover of Fischer/Spassky: The New York Times Report on The Chess Match of the Century.

Fischer/Spassky: The New York Times Report on The Chess Match of the Century.

by Roberts, Richard with Harold C. Schonberg, Al Horowitz and Samuel Reshevsky. [Bobby Fisher; William Lombardy]

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Published
1972
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$2,500.00

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New York: Quadrangle Books, Inc., 1972. First edition of Roberts' account of the legendary chess match. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. With an original first day cover from the World Chess Championship 1972 in Reykjavik signed by Bobby Fischer and his coach William Lombardy laid in. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Author photograph by Alfred Wegener. The first… Read more
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cover of Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

by King Jr., Martin Luther

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Published
1967
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$20,000.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1967. First edition of King's "last grand expression of his vision" (Cornel West). Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photogravures. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Carl Colodne, With Best Wishes for Peace and Justice, Martin Luther King Jr." Fine in a fine… Read more
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cover of All But My Life: Face To Face With Ken W. Purdy.

All But My Life: Face To Face With Ken W. Purdy.

by Moss, Stirling with Ken W. Purdy

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Published
1963
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$450.00

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London: William Kember, 1963. First edition of the racing legend's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Stirling Moss on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Sir Stirling Moss was a British former Formula One racing driver. An inductee into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, he won 212 of the 529… Read more
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$450.00
cover of Autobiography of a Yogi.

Autobiography of a Yogi.

by Yogananda, Paramhansa

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Published
2005
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$75.00

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New York: The Philosophical Library, 2005. Reprint of one of the most important spiritual books of the twentieth century, Octavo, original wrappers. In near fine condition. Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the Eastern and the Western world. The book begins with his childhood… Read more
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cover of First Man.

First Man.

by Singer, Josh [James R. Hansen] [Neil Armstrong]

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Published
2018
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$400.00

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London: Titan, 2018. First edition of Singer's annotated screenplay of First Man, based on the life of Neil Armstrong. Quarto, original illustrated boards, illustrated. Signed by Josh Singer on title page. From the collection of Bill Zwecker. A member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Zwecker was a longtime entertainment and celebrity journalist. A Chicago native and second-generation newspaper… Read more
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$400.00
cover of Twenty Years on Broadway: And the Years it Took to Get There.

Twenty Years on Broadway: And the Years it Took to Get There.

by Cohan, George M

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Published
1925
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$475.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1925. First edition of this autobiography by the legendary Broadway actor. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon in the original dust jacket. In his autobiography Twenty Years on Broadway, actor, playwright, producer and song-writer George M. Cohan recounts his journeys navigating the changing face of Broadway during… Read more
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$475.00
cover of My Twelve Years with John F. Kennedy.

My Twelve Years with John F. Kennedy.

by Lincoln, Evelyn. [John F. Kennedy]

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Published
1965
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$275.00

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New York: David McKay Company, Inc, 1965. First edition of John F. Kennedy's personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln's White House memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "To Gareth L. Pawlowski with my warmest regards and very best wishes Evelyn Lincoln July 14, 1969." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket… Read more
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cover of Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.

by Bourdain, Anthony

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Published
2010
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$425.00

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New York: Ecco, 2010. First edition of the follow-up to Bourdain's bestselling memoir Kitchen Confidential which addresses his rise to stardom and the evolving restaurant industry. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Mary, Anthony Bourdain." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Allison Saltzman. Jacket photograph by… Read more
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$425.00
cover of Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann.

Trial and Error: The Autobiography of Chaim Weizmann.

by Weizmann, Chaim

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Published
1949
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$975.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1949. Signed limited first edition, one of only 500 copies signed by Chaim Weizmann, this is number 255. Octavo, 2 volumes, frontispiece of Weizmann in volume one. Fine in good dust jackets.
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cover of The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.

The Memoirs of Richard Nixon.

by Nixon, Richard M

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Published
1978
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$475.00

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978. Signed limited edition of Richard Nixon's memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, illustrated, original slipcase. Boldly signed by Richard Nixon. In near fine condition in the original slipcase. A nice association. President Richard Nixon's autobiography is an intensely personal examination of his life, public career, and White House years. With startling candor, Nixon reveals… Read more
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cover of Lord George Bentinck: A Political Biography.

Lord George Bentinck: A Political Biography.

by Disraeli, Benjamin

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Published
1852
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$2,250.00

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London: Colburn and Co., Publishers, 1852. British statesman and Conservative politician Benjamin Disraeli served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party… Read more
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cover of My Years With General Motors.

My Years With General Motors.

by Sloan Jr., Alfred P

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Published
1964
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$850.00

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New York: Doubleday & Company, 1964. First edition of Sloan's influential work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Alfred P. Sloan Jr. on an bookplate to the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. Edited by John McDonald with Catherine Stevens. First editions are uncommon. Only a handful of business… Read more
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$850.00
cover of For the Love of the Game.

For the Love of the Game.

by Jordan, Michael

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Published
1998
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$2,500.00

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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1998. First edition of this work by the greatest basketball player of all-time. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Michael Jordan on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Edited by Mark Vancil. In For the Love of the Game, Jordan takes us through the wonder of his career on the… Read more
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cover of All My Road Before Me.

All My Road Before Me.

by Lewis, C.S

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Published
1991
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$45.00

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San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. First American edition of Lewis's memoir regarding his early student years. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
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cover of My Larger Education: Being Chapters From My Experience.

My Larger Education: Being Chapters From My Experience.

by Washington, Booker T

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Published
1911
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$300.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1911. First edition of this uncommon collection of the author's speeches and essays concerning education. Octavo, original cloth lettered in gilt, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In good condition with rubbing to the extremities. Bookplate.
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$300.00
cover of Telling Secrets.

Telling Secrets.

by Buechner, Frederick

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Published
1991
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$750.00

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San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1991. "I not only have my secrets. I am my secrets. And you are your secrets... Our trusting each other enough to share them with each other has much to do with the secret of what it is to be human" (Frederick Buechner). Telling Secrets weaves striking meditations on the nature of faith and its… Read more
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cover of Lauren Bacall: By Myself.

Lauren Bacall: By Myself.

by Bacall, Lauren

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Published
1979
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$100.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First edition of the autobiography of Lauren Bacall. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 57 black-and-white photographs. Signed by the actress on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bottom front jacket photograph by John Collier. Rear-of-jacket photograph by Bert Longworth. American actress Lauren Bacall was named the 20th-greatest… Read more
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cover of Death Be Not Proud.

Death Be Not Proud.

by Gunther, John

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Published
1949
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$975.00

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949. First British edition of this deeply moving book, a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy, bound for the author. Octavo, bound by the author in full morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In… Read more
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$975.00