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Down the Colorado
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Down the Colorado

By North, Mary Remsen

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 164 pages, plus Putnam's advertising, illustrated with black and white photo plates. With an introduction by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh of the Powell Colorado River Expedition of 1871. The memoir of a ten-year-old girl and her travel with her family down the Colorado River and Lower California. Orange cloth binding with black titles on front cover and spine, pictoral end papers. Spine faded and a bit soiled, light edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, a little spotting, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight, pencil notations on blank pages before half title, a little worming of back end papers with some surface loss.

$65.00

Guiseppe Verdi, His Life and Works
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Guiseppe Verdi, His Life and Works

By Toye, Francis

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 414 pages plus index, illustrated with black and white plates and musical notation. Introduction by Herbert Weinstock. A biography of the talented Italian opera composer who dominated the opera scene of his time. Brick red cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Wrinkle in cloth at base of spine, some edge wear, spine cocked, corners and spine ends a little bumped, light spotting, interior pages tanned, binding tight.

$20.00

The Life of Lorenzo de Medici, Called the Magnificent
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The Life of Lorenzo de Medici, Called the Magnificent

By Roscoe, William, Revised by his son, Thomas roscoe

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. Tenth Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 564 pages, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece portrait. Bohn's Standard Library. Green cloth binding with blindstamped decorations on front cover and spine, gilt titles on spine, advertising on end papers. Some fading of gilt, edge wear to cover with scuffing and fading, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, small nicks in spine edges, a little spotting, front hinge weak and showing a bit of webbing, foxing of tissue, interior pages tanned with some foxing, binding otherwise tight.

$20.00

Preston Sturges, His Life in His Words
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Preston Sturges, His Life in His Words

By Sturges, Preston, adapted and edited by Sandy Sturges

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 352 pages with index and two black and white photo sections. The autobiography of the great writer and director of Hollywood's screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, put together by his wife from his detailed journals. Blue boards with red spine, silver titles on spine and blindstamped imprint on front cover, blue end papers, red errata card laid in. A little edge wear with minor bumping of corners and spine ends, top edges of cover a little faded, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. White illustrated dust jacket with black titles on front cover and spine shows a little tanning, light edge wear, minor spotting, not price clipped.

$15.00

Yankee Lawyer
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Yankee Lawyer

By Tutt, Ephraim

Chicago: The Peoples Book Club, 1943. Special edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 403 pages, illustrated with black and white photo section. A look at famous politicians and interesting people in old New York. Tan cloth binding with black title block and bands and gilt titles and decorations on spine, illustrated end papers. A little edge wear with a little bumping of corners and spine ends, titles bright, cover clean, interior pages clean and lightly tanned, binding tight. Red dust jacket with white titles on front cover and spine is a little chipped and creased at edges, short tears at folds, not clipped, minor fading.

$10.00

In Peril on the Sea
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In Peril on the Sea

By Bell, Robert W. and D. Bruce Lockerbie

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good +/good. 284 pages, illustrated with black and white photo section. The dramatic story of a group of missionaries and their children on a ship sunk by a German U-boat attack during World War II and how one man's faith led to forgiveness. Bright blue cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Minor edge wear with a little bumping of corners and spine ends, minor scuffing of boards, former owner's address sticker on front free end paper, interior pages bright, binding tight. Illustrated dust jacket with white titles on front cover and spine shows a little edge wear, scratch down one side of front with scuffs at either eidge of front, a little tanning, not clipped.

$10.00

The Autobiography
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The Autobiography

By Major, John

New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1999. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 774 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photo plate sections. The autobiography of the man who worked his way up from unemployment to membership in Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party and went on to serve as Prime Minister. Black boards with black cloth spine, gilt titles on spine. Very light ege wear, a small spot or two on cover, small wrinkle at base of spine, gilt bright, signed and inscribed by author on front free end paper with another signature and inscription, interior pages clean and bright, binding tight. Black illustrated dust jacket with copper and white titles on front cover and spine shows a little edge wear, scuffing and minor spotting on back of jacket, not price clipped.

$16.25

My Day
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My Day

By Pryor, Mrs. Roger A.

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 454 pages, illustrated with black and white plates. A Virginia lady remembers people and places as she moved through the elite of Southern society. Green decorated cloth binding with white titles on front cover, gold titles and decoration on spine, gilt top edge. Cover spotted, corners and spine ends bumped and a bit frayed, titles on front cover rubbed and faded but spine titles sharp, hinges weak and showing webbing, interior pages a little tanned, former owner's name and date on front free endpaper, spine slightly cocked, binding otherwise tight.

$14.00

The Scottish Queen
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The Scottish Queen

By Gorman, Herbert

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1932. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 605 pages with index, illustrated with black and white plates, two-color title page. An in-depth biography of Mary Stuart. Tan cloth binding with very light embossed decorations on front cover and spine, gilt titles on front cover and black titles on spine, rough cut leading edge. Cover a bit scuffed and soiled with spotting, some edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, possible author signature on front free end paper, interior pages lightly tanned with plates darker, binding tight.

$20.00

George Meredith
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George Meredith

By Henderson, M. Sturge

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 324 pages, indexed. Biography of the popular novelist and poet. Quarter green cloth over olive boards, gilt titles on leather title block on spine. Title block leather chipped, titles still bright, some edge wear to cover, minor spotting, corners and spine ends a little bumped, interior pages tanning a little, gift inscription on front free end paper, binding tight.

$10.00

Brown Sugar
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Brown Sugar

By Bogle, Donald

New York: Harmony Books, 1980. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 208 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photographs. A wonderful collection of biographies of talented African American women who struggled with prejudice and hard times to have their voices heard. Features Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Donna Summer and more. Black quarter cloth over brown boards; copper titles on spine, black end papers. Minimal edge wear to cover, light bumping of corners and spine, a little spotting of end papers, signed and inscribed by author on half title, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Illustrated brown jacket with pink and white titles on front cover and spine is a little faded and scuffed, minor stains, curling at edges, light creases, tiny edge tears, $15.95 price not clipped.

$15.00

Diana Cooper
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Diana Cooper

By Ziegler, Philip

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 336 pages, illustrated with black and white photo section. The story of the wild daughter of the Duke of Rutland who married the diplomat Duff Cooper, knew many of the social, musical and stage stars of the day and worked as an actress in British films. Black quarter cloth over black boards, blindstamped title on front cover and silver titles on spine. Very light edge wear, a little spotting, corners and spine ends barely bumped, interior pages bright, binding tight. Illustrated pink dust jacket with white titles on front cover and spine shows a little edge wear with some curling at edges, light creases, minor spotting and scuffs on back, inner fold shows some creasing and tanning at edges, not price clipped.

$15.00

Reminiscences of a War-Time Statesman and Diplomat 1830 - 1915
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Reminiscences of a War-Time Statesman and Diplomat 1830 - 1915

By Seward, Frederick W.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. Third printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 489 pages with index, plus catalog, illustrated with black and white tissue protected portrait frontispiece. Written by the son of William Seward, Frederick W. Seward served as Assistant Secretary of State during the Lincoln, Johnson and Hayes administration. The memoir include material on the Civil War, Alaska and other issues. Dark red cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Cover stained at bottom edges, some scuffs and spots, a little edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, some fading and darkening of gilt, spine cocked, pencil notations on front free end paper, interior pages a little tanned, binding tight.

$19.50

The Story of Gladstone's Life
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The Story of Gladstone's Life

By McCarthy, Justin

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1898. Second revised. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 516 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected portrait frontispiece and black and white drawings and photographs. Revised edition printed after Gladstone's death in 1898 to include the story of his last months. Red cloth binding with heavily ornate gilt decoration and titles on front cover and spine, gilt top edge. Spine faded and scratched with spot on title block, some edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, spine cocked, former owner's bookplate and pencil notation on front fixed end paper, which has a wrinkle near hinge, hinges weak and showing webbing, interior pages bright, club name stamp on back fixed end paper, which has a tear at top edge near hinge, binding otherwise tight.

$15.00

Albert Gallatin
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Albert Gallatin

By Stevens, John Austin

New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Early reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 423 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and decorated half title. Standard Library Edition, American Statesmen series, edited by John T. Morse, The Jeffersonian Democracy, Albert Gallatin. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Some spotting of cover, spine a bit darkened, a little edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight.

$14.00

William Henry Seward
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William Henry Seward

By Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland

New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Early reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 423 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and decorated half title. Standard Library Edition, American Statesmen series, edited by John T. Morse, The Civil War, Salmon Portland Chase. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Some spotting of cover, spine a bit darkened, a little edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, minor scratches and some scrubbing, pencil marks on bottom page edges, interior pages lightly tanned with darker tanning of end papers, former owner's name on front free end paper, binding tight.

$14.00

Salmon Portland Chase
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Salmon Portland Chase

By Hart, Albert Bushnell

New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Early reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 465 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and decorated half title. Standard Library Edition, American Statesmen series, edited by John T. Morse, The Civil War, Salmon Portland Chase. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Some spotting of cover, spine a bit darkened, a little edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, interior pages lightly tanned with darker tanning of end papers, former owner's name on front free end paper, binding tight.

$14.00

From the Heart
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From the Heart

By Cash, June Carter

New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1987. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 197 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs. First edition hard cover with "1" printed in number line. The unusual story of the interesting life of a woman who considered herself a performer, wife and mother, told in a unique autobiographical collection. Quarter red cloth over white board, silver titles on spine. Minor shelf wear with a little soiling along bottom edge, light bumping of corners and spine ends, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Illustrated silver jacket with red titles shows a little scrubbing, some edge wear, spotting, tanning of interior folds, not price clipped.

$11.00

The People of the Abyss
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The People of the Abyss

By London, Jack

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1907. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. 319 pages, illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. The author's firsthand account of living in the London slums of the East End in 1902 for several months in the conditions endured by 500,000 of London's poor. Bright red cloth binding with blindstamped imprint on front cover and yellow titles on front cover and spine. Spine a little faded with reading crease in center, light edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, former owner's name "Mary J. Williams, Redwood, January Twelfth, 1907" and initials on front end papers, end papers a bit stained and tanned, interior pages bright, binding tight.

$29.25

Mario Cuomo, A Biography
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Mario Cuomo, A Biography

By McElvaine, Robert S.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/good. 449 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photo section. A comprehensive but unauthorized biography of Governor Mario M. Cuomo of New York, written when Cuomo was being considered as a candidate for President. Black quarter cloth over pink boards with gilt titles on spine. Stain at top of spine, very light edge wear, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Black illustrated jacket with white and silver titles on front cover and spine is stained at top of spine, scurbbed, light edge wear, dings in back cover of jacket, $19.95 price not clipped.

$12.00

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