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Wanderer: An Autobiography.

Wanderer: An Autobiography.

by Hayden, Sterling

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1963
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1963. First edition of Hayden's first book, a marvelous adventure story by one of Hollywood's great iconoclasts. Octavo, original black cloth, pictorial endpapers. Stated 'First Edition' on the copyright page. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Bill Weissiel-- with heartfelt thanks, because more… Read more about this item
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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

by Chernow, Ron

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1998
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New York: Random House, 1998. First edition of this landmark biography of John D. Rockefeller. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Peter - Best Wishes - Ron Chernow 6/10/90." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Gabrielle Bordwin. ''Ron Chernow's portrait of Rockefeller, an eccentric… Read more about this item
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What Happened to Me.

What Happened to Me.

by Pickett, Lasalle Corbell [George Pickett]

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1917
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New York: Brentano's, 1917. Graduating last in the West Point Class of 1846, Lieutenant George E. Pickett rose through the ranks of the Confederate Army, eventually being promoted to major general. He is best remembered in history for the disastrous Confederate offensive attack on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg which came to be known as Pickett's… Read more about this item
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The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future.

The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future.

by Handy, Charles

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2001
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London: Hutchinson, 2001. First edition of this memoir by the eminent philosopher. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the title page, "Les Best wishes Charles Handy 2.11.01." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Charles Handy's 'The Elephant and the Flea' discusses everything from the author's childhood in a… Read more about this item
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Death Be Not Proud.

Death Be Not Proud.

by Gunther, John

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1949
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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1949. First edition of this deeply moving book, a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy. Octavo, bound in full morocco by the Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt inner dentelles stamp-signed… Read more about this item
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Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son.

Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son.

by Baldwin, James

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1961
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New York: The Dial Press, 1961.
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Struggles and Triumphs; or, Forty Years’ Recollections of P. T. Barnum.

Struggles and Triumphs; or, Forty Years’ Recollections of P. T. Barnum.

by Barnum, P.T

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1879
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Buffalo: The Courier Company, 1879. Author's edition of this utterly engaging autobiography, revised, enlarged, newly illustrated and written up to December 1878 by the author. Duodecimo, original hard-grain cloth with gilt titles and portrait of P.T. Barnum to the spine, blind stamped triple ruled frame with ornamental corners enclosing central quatrefoil device, gray top stain, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of… Read more about this item
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le briglie del successo.

le briglie del successo.

by Ferrari, Enzo

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1970
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Privately Printed, 1970. Early printing of Ferrari's classic autobiography, published by Ferrari to hand out to friends and family, this is number 0434. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by the author in the year of publication, "EFarrari 70" on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Italian motor racing driver… Read more about this item
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When the Going was Good.

When the Going was Good.

by Waugh, Evelyn

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1947
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London: Duckworth, 1947. First edition, early edition of this compilation snippets from the author's travel books: 'Labels,' 'Remote People,' 'Ninety-two Days,' and 'Waugh in Abyssinia.' Octavo, original navy blue boards, frontispiece of Evelyn Waugh Aged 26 by Henry Lamb, illustrated with a folding map of British Guiana and part of Brazil. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.… Read more about this item
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Moonwalker.

Moonwalker.

by Duke, Charlie and Dotty

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1990
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Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1990. First edition of the tenth man to walk on the moon's revealing memoir. Octavo, original red boards, illustrated with black and white photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by Charlie and Dotty Duke on the front free endpaper to Bobby Horton, former mayor of West Columbia, South Carolina, "To Bobby Horton Hope you enjoy our story -… Read more about this item
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The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir.

The Long Shadow of Little Rock: A Memoir.

by Bates, Daisy

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1962
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New York: David McKay Company, 1962.
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Harlem: Negro Metropolis.

Harlem: Negro Metropolis.

by McKay, Claude

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1940
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New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc, 1940. Novelist and poet Claude McKay published this narrative history of Harlem in 1940, chronologizing the intricacies of politics and real estate that brought black Americans to the city, the art and culture explosion that was the Harlem Renaissance, and the people whose efforts increased quality of life for a community… Read more about this item
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A Time To Heal.

A Time To Heal.

by Ford, Gerald R

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1979
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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979. First edition of the 38th president of the United States' autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Gerald R. Ford on the front free endpaper. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. This memoir was the most extensive commentary Gerald Ford ever provided regarding American… Read more about this item
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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

by Stein, Gertrude

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1933
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New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1933. First edition, second printing of Gertrude Stein's most famous work; one of the richest biographies ever written. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated from photographs. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "... November 20/34 Chicago." Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Some loss… Read more about this item
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Manchild in the Promised Land.

Manchild in the Promised Land.

by Brown, Claude

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1965
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. First edition of this classic autobiographical coming-of-age story. Octavo, original red cloth, red top stain. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Johanne, a great girl and a beautiful person. With best wishes for the coming [sic] events. Claude Brown." Very good in a very good dust jacket with… Read more about this item
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Sixty-One: The Team, The Record, The Men.

Sixty-One: The Team, The Record, The Men.

by Kubek, Tony and Terry Pluto [Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra]

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1987
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New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1987. First edition of this "nostalgic portrait of one of the greatest teams in the history of the game [of baseball]." Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed on the front free endpaper by Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in… Read more about this item
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America, I Like You.

America, I Like You.

by Wodehouse, P.G

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1956
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First American edition of the Wooster and Jeeves creator's memoir. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with line drawings by Marc Simont, magazine review of 'America, I Like You' laid-in. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to David Jasen, "For David from Plum P. G. Wodehouse." The recipient, David A. Jasen, is considered to… Read more about this item
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Walking with the Wind. A Memoir of the Movement.

Walking with the Wind. A Memoir of the Movement.

by Lewis, John

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1998
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon.

Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon.

by Strachey, Lytton

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1918
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1918. First American edition of the work that placed Strachey firmly in the top rank of biographers. Octavo, original publisher's cloth with printed paper spine labels, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Cardinal Manning by Elliott & Fry, illustrated with five additional portraits of John Henry Newman, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon, and William… Read more about this item
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Steg for Steg 1936-1939. [Step by Step 1936-1939]. [Winston Churchill’s Copy]

Steg for Steg 1936-1939. [Step by Step 1936-1939]. [Winston Churchill’s Copy]

by Churchill, Winston S

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1939
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Stockholm: Skoglunds Bokforlag, 1939. First Swedish edition and Churchill's own copy of the last book he published before the outbreak of the Second World War. Octavo, in the publisher's rare full morocco presentation binding by Nordiska Bokhandelns Bokbinderi with gilt ruling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, gilt ruling… Read more about this item
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