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My Apprenticeship

By Gorky, Maxim

Moscow: Foreign Language Press, 1952. First Edition. Embossed Cloth (Hardcover). Near Fine/with No dust-jacket. 17.0 cm. Light bumping to lower corners, otherwise near fine with a bright tight interior. Translated from Russian by Margaret Wettlin. David Parkinson on 15th May 2012: Launching the trilogy that would be completed by My Apprenticeship and My Universities, Mark Donskoi’s The Childhood of Maxim Gorky, adapted from the great Russian writer’s autobiography, is a masterpiece of latent Socialist Realism that owes as much to Hollywood mythologisers like John Ford and French humanists like Jean Renoir as Soviet apologists. Thus, this is an idealised reconstruction of the environment that shaped the author’s personality and talent rather than a portrait of the young artist as a prototype Bolshevik.

$50.58

Alexander Hamilton
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Alexander Hamilton

By Chernow, Ron

New York: The Penguin Press, 2004. First Edition. Half-Cloth Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover). Near Fine/in a near fine dust jacket. 24.0 cm. Dust Jacket is in near fine condition with light wear to head of spine. Book is clean bright and tight. Blurb by John J. Ellis; A robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic, and dangerous founder of them all.

$50.58

Pilgrims of the Wild

By Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. Reissue. Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover). Near Fine/in a near fine dust jacket. 22.0 cm. Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney). The book is in near fine condition with a clean and bright interior. Blurb: In this personal narrative, written with the simplicity and charm, he graphically describes life in the wilderness and delightful antics of his pets....The beavers disappeared and Grey Owl with his wife search for them.

$15.56

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

By Malcolm X with the assisatance of Alex Haley

New York: Grove Press, 1966. First mmpb Edition. Paperback. Very Good/with No dust-jacket as issued. 18.0 cm. Light reading crease, otherwise very good to near fine. Grove B-146. A quote from the dust jacket. He rose from hoodlum, thief, dope peddler, pimp... To become the most dynamic leader of the Black Revolution.

$23.35

Travels with Farley
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Travels with Farley

By Mowat, Claire

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2005. First Edition. Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover). Near Fine/in a near fine dust jacket. 23.5 cm. Both jacket and book are clean and bright. Blurb: of a complex, richly layered marriage, and a uniquely privileged peek into the day-to-day, behind-the-headlines writing ...

$11.67

Destiny's Journey

By Doblin, Alfred

New York: Paragon House, 1992. First American Edition. Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover). Near Fine/in a near fine dust jacket. 23.0 cm. A near fine book with a clean, tight and bright interior. A translation by Edna McCown. Blurb. In this stunning autobiography. Doblin recounts his nightmarish flight from the Nazis.

$11.67

Return to Dragon Mountain
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Return to Dragon Mountain

By Spence, Jonathan D.

New York: Penguin Group, 2007. First Edition. Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover). Near Fine/in a near fine dust jacket. 21.0 cm. The book and jacket are in near fine condition, with the book being clean and bright. ""A delicate spider's web of a book, deft, fascinating and precise as Chinese calligraphy"" Los Angeles Times

$11.67