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Under Prairie Skies : Memories of Growing Up on a North Dakota Homestead

By Bowman, Albert

The Grapevine, 1991. 162 pages, black and white photos, author's inscription on title page. Clean inside & out, rear corner bumped. Contents include: Dakota Territory; Mother & Dad; Minnesota Home; Lots of Work - No Crops; etc.. Signed by Author. Spiral Bound. Very Good. Used.

$25.00

Yulcia : Julia's Book of Life

By Underwood, Julia

Self Published, 2009. 211 pages, black-and-white photos. Clean, crisp copy. Julia tells of her life in Poland as a child, her journey to America and her adaptation to a different way of life. Contents include: Three Sisters; Escaping World War; First Christmans in America; Starting School; Mom and I return to Poland; Single Life; My Students; Honeymoon with Mother-in-Law; Flying Lessons; Bankruptcy; God Works in Mysterious Was; Our First Cruise; My Cancer; Time To Say Good-bye.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.

$24.50

Catullus' Bedspread : The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet
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Catullus' Bedspread : The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet

By Dunn, Daisy

Harper & Brothers, 2016. 312 pages, index, select bibliography, untrimmed edges. Book is clean inside & out. Dustjacket is bright & clean. Catullus chronicled his life through poetry. Mingling with the likes of Caesar & Cicero, his poems were jocular & often obscenely funny. These bawdy poems were disseminated widely throughout Rome. Contents include; House on Palatine Hill; Sparrow; Rumours of Our Elders; Power of Three; I Hate and I Love; Sea of Mackerel; Canvas; The Boxwood Argo; Godly Rumbling; The Roman Stage; A Flower on the Edge of the Meadow. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Used.

$12.50

Autobiography of John Hays Hammond Volume 1, I, One

By Hammond, John Hays

Farrar and Rinehart, 1935. 383 pages, black-and-white photos, author's inscription on first page. Boards have few small spots/discolored areas, rear board has deep dent on bottom edge, text clean, few small specks/spots on edges (does not show on pages). Contents include: Heritage of a Californian; Boy on the Frontier; In Pursuit of an Education; Training an Engineer; Bottom of the Ladder; Gold; Old Mexico; Insurrectos and Indians; Far Places; All in the Days Work; Grass Valley and the Coeur D'Alene; Call to Africa; Empire Builder; Winning of Rhodesia; Trekking through Matabeleland; Deep-Level Mining; Reform Movement; Revold of the Uitlanders; The Trial; . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Used.

$42.00

Odds Were Against Me : A Memoir

By Weems, Katharine Lane as told to Edward Weeks

Vantage Press, 1985. 162 pages, black-and-white photos. Book is clean inside & out but for pencil notes written on first page, very light scuff at corners. Dustjacket is bright & clean, small tears, light scuff. Fascinating story of Katherine Weems twenty-year struggle for artistic recognition. Katharine Weems was an American sculptor famous for her realistic portrayals of animals. She created the six dolphins outside the New England Aquarium and the Lotta Fountain at the Boston Esplanade Plaza.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Used.

$38.00

New England Girlhood

By Larcom, Lucy

Peter Smith Pub Inc, 1973. 274 pages. Boards are clean with very light scuff at corners, sun fade to spine, first page has name written on it and price inked out, approx. 10 page corners folded, approx. 25 pages with margin notes or underlined sentence or phrase. This autobiography offers glimpses of the early years of American factory system as well as the social influences on the author. Lucy was the ninth of ten children. After her shipmaster father died, Lucy went to work in the cotton mills in Lowell, Massachusetts at age 11. Among Lucy's other famous works are: At the Beautiful Gate, Idyl of Work, and Childhood Songs.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.

$7.50

Watching the World Go By

By Gates, I.E.; Isaac Edgar Gates

Broadman Press, 1930. 184 pages, red cloth boards. Very light soil to boards & spine, light scuff, text free of marks, gift inscription on first page. Book is an autobiography of Isaac Edgar Gates who was the first president of Wayland Baptist College, Plainview, Texas from 1910 to 1915. He then became pastor of churches successively at Plainview, Amarillo, and San Antonio. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Used.

$18.00

Through the Rain and Rainbow : The Remarkable Life of Richard Kinnery
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Through the Rain and Rainbow : The Remarkable Life of Richard Kinnery

By Crist, Lyle, M.; Richard Kinney

Abingdon Press, 1974. 224 pages, author's inscription on the dedication page. Board are clean, scuff at bottom of front board. Kinney had his sight for seven years of his life, but became both deaf and blind. Contents include: Morning; Voids; Findings; Return; Hadley; Evelyn; Together; Black Boughs and Marigolds; Horizons.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.

$18.00

At Home Abroad : An American Girl in Africa
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At Home Abroad : An American Girl in Africa

By Henderson-James, Nancy

Plain View Press, 2009. 239 pages, black-and-white photos. Clean inside & out, very light corner wear, small thumb crease in front cover. Autobiography of Nancy Henderson-James' youth in Africa. Book is an intimate & detailed autobiography - the life of a child of Christian missionairies in the 1950's in Africa. Contents include: Chords of Energy; Magic and Loss - The Voyage Home; Love Lines; Ten Views of Dondi; The Robbery; Chicucuma; Sharp Eyes; Riches; Native Tongues; No Reservations; Against My Will - Losing Africa; Lost in America; Finding My Place; Favorite Portuguese Foods From Family Recipes.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.

$7.95

Out Without My Rubbers : The Memoirs of John Murray Anderson (As Told to and Written By Hugh A. Anderson)

By Anderson, Hugh Abercrombie; Anderson, John Murray

Library Publishers, 1954. 253 pages, Index, black-and-white photos, endpapers are photos. Boards and text are clean, name label on front endpaper. Anderson , who died in 1954 was a theatre director and producer, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and lighting designer. He worked almost every genre of show business, including vaudeville, Broadway, and film. In the 1920s and early 1930's he ran an acting school teaching Lucille Ball and Bette Davis, among others. He wrote the screenplay for "Ziegfeld Follies" (1946), and directed the circus sequences in "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952). This book was dictated by John Anderson to his brother Hugh.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.

$35.00

Stranger in the House : A Life of Caroline of Brunswick

By Coxe, Howard

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Greystone Press, 1940. 288 pages, bibliography, b/w photos. Book is clean but for pencil marks on first page, sun fade to spine. Biography of Caroline of Brunswick, wife of King George IV of England and the mother of Princess Charlotte Augusta. . Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.

$15.00

Circus Year

By Mardon, Michael

London, U.K.: Putnam, 1961. 223 pages, red cloth boards, b/w photos. Front board has few tiny faint spots, text clean. Dustjacket in Brodart, few faint spots/ink smears. Book recounts some of the experiences of an ex-public schoolboy who became a professional circus clown. It tells the story of a summer tour through England, describing the daily life of the circus people and the adventures, grave and gay, which they encounter. It is full of their lore and legend, and of the author's love for them and their animals. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good +. Used.

$48.00

Mayhew's Characters

By Mayhew, Henry; Quennell, Peter (editor)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Hamlyn Publishing 360 pages. Book is clean inside & out. Dustjacket is bright, small light stain on front bottom edge, closed tears, edges trimmed. Mayhew interviewed some thousands of people found in the London streets. The life stories which they confided in him were recorded in their own words and a number of them are presented, in complete original form, in this volume. All the colour, comic gusto and bitter tragedy of the streets of Victorian London are reflected in these pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Used.

$6.50

Life's a Drag! : Danny La Rue & the Drag Scene, Life's a Drag

By Underwood, Peter

London, U.K.: Leslie Frewin of London, 1974. 192 pages, index, b/w photos. Book is clean inside & out, no flaws of mention. Dustjacket is bright & clean, one tiny tear, price clipped. Danny la Rue had a succession of successes: His own exclusive night club, recordings, countless pantomime hit shows, two Royal Command Performances, his first film, his three homes, three cars, greyhounds and racehorses, his hugely successful summer seasons, television appearances and the acclamation by the Variety Club of Great Britain as "Show Business Personality of the Year". Contents include: The Man and the Myth; They All Love Danny; The Early Years; The Long Climb to the Top; Results of Success. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Used.

$15.00

Schroon Lake
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Schroon Lake

By Gelb, Lueza Thirkield

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Pulpit Harbor Press, 2006 363 pages, b/w photos, author's inscription on title page. Book is clean inside & out, no flaws of mention. Dustjacket is bright & clean, both flaps have crease/bend. You will have a hard time uputting this book down once you start the read. Author was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in the first part of the twentieth century, two years after the stock market crash and grew up in the Adirondacks before and during the Second World War. Gelb's candor in her search for the truth about her family history brings this story to life. It's not that the family and their secrets are so unusual but rather Gelb's honesty creates a compelling memoir as she recreates her relationship with each family member and her objectivity in events and family issues past is impressive.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Used.

$35.00

Against All Odds : My Story
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Against All Odds : My Story

By Norris, Chuck; Abraham, Ken;

Nashville, TN, USA: Broadman & Holman Pub, 2004 246 pages, color photos. Book is clean inside & out, no flaws of mention. Dustjacket is bright & clean. His life story, including karate, movies, television and finding religion. Contents include: A Wake-up Call; Mixed Motivators; A Mother's Love; Life in a Bottle; Life Choices; Cracking the Egg of Insecurity; Karate Kick-off; Becoming a Champion; When Warriors Collide; Humble Spirit; Material Wins, Emotional Losses; True Friends; Hollywood Stars and Other High-profile Students; Power Under Control; First Step Is the Toughest; Close Calls; Make a Wish; Amazing Gracies; Unexpected Advocate; Dangerous Moves; etc.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Used.

$7.95

Indira Gandhi Speaks on Democracy, Socialism, and Third World Nonalignment

By Gandhi, Indira; Christman, Henry M. (editor)

New York, NY, USA: Taplinger Pub Co, 1975 157 pages, Index. Book is clean inside & out, no flaws of mention. Dustjacket has light scuff, price clipped, tiny split at top of spine. Contents include: Inaugural Address to the Nation; Economic Planing; Family Planning; Bank Nationalization; India, Russia and China; India and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; India and the People's Republic of China; India, Nonalignment, and the Third World; Rabindranath Tagore; Mohandas Gandhi; Jawaharlal Nehru; Martin Luther King. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. Used.

$10.00

Rio Grande Medicine Man

By Wylder, Meldrum

Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.: Rydal Press, 1958. 187 pages, red cloth boards, author's inscription on Dedication page. Few small faint spots on borads, scuff to boards, corners & edges, slant, message inked out on front endpaper, cloth webbing showing at half title page (all pages firmly attached).True story of a doctor in New Mexico who delivered 15,000 babies . Colorful memoirs of Wylder's medical practice in Albuquerque and central New Mexico. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Used. Biography & Autobiography. Catalogs: Biography & Autobiography.

$15.00

Lucile : The First Fifty Years
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Lucile : The First Fifty Years

By Corbin, Lucile Liggett

QRS, 1994. 328 pages, black-and-white photos. Clean inside & out, light scuff to covers & edges, dents. Lucile's reminiscences which start in early-century Iowa. . Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.

$10.00

True Love Story
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True Love Story

By Dillon, Susan

Cabin John, Md, USA: Stone Post Publishing Company, 2000. 314 pages, authors inscription on first page. Book is clean inside & out. Dustjacket is bright & clean. The authors true story of life withouth children, adoption, the passing of one of the children, then another adoption. Book is exactly what it's title says: a true love story.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$7.95

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