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Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995 [ssigned By author]
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Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995 [ssigned By author]

By Dan Kurzman

New York, New York: HarperCollins Publisher, 1998. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xviii + 558 pp, signed "Warmest Regards, Dan Kurzman" on ffep, preface, acknowledgments, aprologue, 28 titled chapters, epilogue, notes, bibliography, index. Includes 16 (2 x 8) unpaginated double-sided b&w photos. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, white DJ in mylar protector. Shows little sign of prior use. 6.5" x 9.5" black paper covered boards, gilt spine lettering, in white illustrated DJ.

$27.50

Left Hand, Right Hand! An Autobiography [4 of 5 volumes]

By Sitwell, Osbert

London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd, 1952. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Volume I. Left Hand, Right Hand!: xvi, 271 (1) pp, introduction, I. The Cruel Month; II. Let There Be Light!; index with b&w illustrations, and a fold-out Line of Discent at back. Reprint, 1952. Volume II. The Scarlet Tree: 318 (1) pp, III. Chambers of the East; IV. The Happiest Time of One's Life; Appendix: A. The Verelsts; B. Father and Son; C. The History of the Cold; D. Paters' Match; E. The Camorra Trial; index with b&w illustrations. Reprinted, 1959. Volume III. Great Morning: 323 (1) pp, V. Mars Victoryall; VI. The Rose and the Thorn; index with b&w illustrations. Reprinted, June 1948. Volume IV. viii, 380 (1) pp, list of b&w illustrations, VII. Three Lions in a Grove; VIII. Le Galop Final; Appendix: A. The Exhibition of Modern French Art, 1919; B. Primavera and Fellow-Guests; index. First Edition, 1949. "Sir Osbert Sitwell's autobiography is planned as a five-volume work. The narrative, however, reaches its culmination in the fourth volume, Laughter in the next room, the fifth volume though closely related to the others, contains a series of separate studies of personalities, and will thus be different in kind. Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet (1892-1969) was an English writer. His elder sister was Edith Sitwell and his younger brother was Sacheverell Sitwell. Like them, he devoted his life to art and literature. In 1943 he started an autobiography that ran to four volumes: Left Hand, Right Hand (1943), The Scarlet Tree (1946), Great Morning (1948) and Laughter in the Next Room (1949). Sitwell's autobiography was followed by a collection of essays about various people he had known, Noble Essences: A Book of Characters (1950), and a postscript, Tales my Father Taught Me (1962)." Price clipped. Vol. 4 (1st Edition). Only the slightest wear to dj and cloth, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Orange cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to spine, and illustrated endpapers.

$65.00

Parallel Motion: a Biography of Nevil Shute Norway

By Anderson, John

Kerhonkson, NY: The Paper Tiger, Inc, 2011. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. xii + 310 pp, Shute-Norway family tree back to 1801, foreword by Heather Mayfield, preface by Anderson, 15 chapters, b&w photographs, notes and references, selected bibliography, acknowledgments, permissions, Nevil Shute's Published Novels; Nevil Shute's Non-fiction Publications, Films of Nevil Shute's Books, index, about the author. Slight forward lean to binding, faint spotting to fr cover lower forecorner laminate, else Near Fine, Might have been published without a DJ. has laminated illustrated cover, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. 6.3" x 9.3" off-white illustrated boards.

$32.50

The Story of Axel Munthe, Capri and San Michele

By Andren, Arvid; et al.

Malmo, Sweden: Aktiebolaget, Allhem, 1959. First American Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good - Fine/Glassine Wrapper. Stig Borglind. Large 4to. No Jacket, As Issued. 428 pp, color frontis, The Loveliest Pearl in Naples's Crown; Capri in Prehistoric Tims and in Classical Antiquity by Amedeo Maiuri; Voices from Capri by Edwin Cerio; Capri of Today: Legends by Alma Siracusa (Photographs by Erik Liljeroth and Jan Mark; Axel Munthe's Life and Work: Outlines of a Biography by Josef Oliv. Photographs by Erik Liljeroth and Jan Mark. A memorial volume with contributions by Arvid Andren, Edwin Cerio, Amedeo Maiuri, Malcolm Munthe, Josef Oliv, Bror Olsson, Alma Siracusa, Hilding Thylander. Translated from the Swedish by P. D. A. Hort and N. Tomkinson: First English Language Edition, 1957. "Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe (1857-1949) was a Swedish-born medical doctor and psychiatrist, best known as the author of The Story of San Michele, an autobiographical account of his life and work. He spoke several languages (Swedish, English, French, Italian fluently, and German at least passably), grew up in Sweden, attended medical school there, and opened his first practice in France. He was married to an English aristocrat and spent most of his adult life in Italy. In 1887, he moved to Capri, bought the Villa San Michele and began restoration of his dream home, building his villa on the ruins of an ancient Chapel dedicated to San Michele, following a series of sketches made on a wall." Light wear to bottom edge of boards, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red three-quarter calf leather with red decorative marble boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, and illustrated endpapers.

$75.00

The Story of My Life [Two Volume Set]

By Hare, Augustus J. C.

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1896. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo. Volume I. xv, 613 pp, b&w frontis, preface, list of b&w illustrations, Antecedents; Childhood; Boyhood; Lyncombe; Southgate; Oxford Life; Foreign Life; Work in Southern Counties. Volume II. x, 581 pp, b&w frontis, list of b&w illustrations, Work in Northern Countires; Home Life with the Mother; English Pleasures and Roman Trials; Last Years of Esmeralda; The Roman Catholic Conspiracy; Last Years with the Mother; index to Vols. I. and II. First Edition, 1896. "Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (1834-1903) was an English writer and raconteur. His autobiography The Story of My Life details both a devotion to his adopted mother, Maria, and an intense unhappiness with his home education at Buckwell Place. Hare was the author of a large number of books, which fall into two classes: biographies of members and connections of his family, and descriptive and historical accounts of various countries and cities. He also compiled numerous travel books, including a couple for John Murray, as well as many others under his own name, such as Walks in Rome, Walks in London, Wanderings in Spain, Cities of Northern, Southern, and Central Italy (separate works), Days near Rome and Sussex." In Mylar protector. Volume II Unopened. Minor external wear, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with red parallel lines top and bottom boards and spine, and gilt lettering to spine.

$65.00

A Busy Time in Mexico: An Unconventional Record of Mexican Incident

By Pollard, Hugh B. C.

New York: Duffield and Company. 1913. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good + +. vii, 243 pp, tissue protected frontis, list of b&w illustrations, 25 chapters, appendix for 1913, index. First Edition, 1913. Scarce Title. "Major Hugh Bertie Campbell Pollard (born London [1888-1966) was an author, firearms expert, and a British SOE officer. He is chiefly known for his intelligence work during the Irish War of Independence, The Spanish Civil War. He was a skilled linguist and an expert in firearms, and had a good deal of personal experience of wars and revolutions, such as those in Mexico and Morocco." Owner's stamped name on ffep. Minor edge wear with with faint discoloring to boards and age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth with three armed figures and gilt lettering on front board, and a single amred figure with gilt lettering to spine.

$65.00

Chaim Weizmann: the Making of a Statesman

By Reinharz, Jehuda

Oxford New York Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993. First American Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. xiv + 536 pp, preface, 11 chapters, commencing with WW I, ending in 1922. - , notes, bibliography, index. Volume 2 of the Reinharz biography of Weizmann, covers 1914-1922. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, DJ (in removable mylar protector) unworn. 6.4" x 9.5" two-tone laminated boards in white DJ.

$20.00

Manus Odonnells Life of Colum Cille

By O'Donnell, Manus / Lacey, Brian - Editor

Dublin, Ireland / Portland, Oregon: Four Courts Press, 1998. Trade Papeback Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Octavo. 240 pp, inroduction, 14 chapters, appendix, notes, index. A hint of wear to wrap foreedge, esp at corners. Tight, bright, clean, virtually unused by previous owner. 6.2" x 9.2" black illustrated wraps.

$22.50

The Education of Henry Adams

By Adams, Henry

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1982. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. As New. Jerry Pinkney. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xiv, 530 pp, editor's preface by Henry Cabot Lodge, preface, 35 chapters, index. Sketches by Jerry Pinkney. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1982. No Book Plate. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown silk moire endpapers, and a brown satin ribon.

$20.00

The Tumult & the Shouting The memoirs of George Slocombe

By Slocombe, George

New York: The Macmillan Company. 1936. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. (4) 437 pp, list of b&w illustrations, I. Gaudier-Brzeska; ;II. The Exiles; III. Fleet Street; IV. The War; V. Paris; VI. The Special Correspondents; VII. Prison and Guillotine; VIII. Zentih and Eclipse: Lloyd George and Ramsay MacDonald; IX. Prelude to Facism; X. Aristide Briand; XI. Anatole France; XII. Mussolini at Cannes; XIII. Genoa: Oil and Secret Diplomacy; XIV. Tchicherin, Max Beerbohm, Lord Birkenhead; XV. Lord Curzon at Lausanne; XVI. The French Left Wing; XVII. Mexico and Egypt: Tow Dictators; XVIII. The Paris Expatriates: Artists and Writers; XIX. Locarno; XX. Soviet Russia; XXI. The United States; XXII. Chamberlain and Litvinoff; XXIII. Lord Snowden at The Hague; XXIV. Pyrrhic Victory; XXV. Primo de Rivera; XXVI. Passage to India; XXVII. Gandhi in Prison; XXVIII. Peace Negotiations: XXIX. Political India; XXX. An Indian Diary; XXXI. The Spanish Revolution; XXXII. Hitler and Dollfuss; index, index with b&w illustratins. "George Slocombe (1894-1963) was the chief correspondent for the British leftist newspaper the London Daily Herald and later wrote for the Evening Standard. Among the many interesting encounters is the description of his interview with Mussolini 9 months before the Fascist march on Rome; Adolf Hitler at the Brown House, the party headquarters, in 1931; Dollfuss in Vienna June 1933; His 1930 interview with Gandhi in Yeravda, one of the oldest British prisons in India, to name but a few." Dustline along top text block edge with lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$14.00

A Very Far Country

By Almedingen, E. M

New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.. 1958. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 303 pp, 4 parts, epigraph, author's notes. Biography of an Englishwoman who married a Russian aristocrat in 1842. First Edition, 1958. Price clipped. Slightly wrinkled at bottom edge rear panel dj with a few closed tears to same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth.

$14.00

The Letters of Alexander Woollcott

By Woollcott, Alexander / Kaufman, Beatrice & Hennessey, Joseph - Editors

New York: The Viking Press, 1944. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xxiv (iv), 410 pp, biographical introduction, a note on the letters, a portrait of Alexander Woollcott and 3 facsimile letters, The Letters: I. Chldhood too 1910; II. World War and Postwar, 1917-1919; III-XI (The 1920s-1943); index. First Edition, 1944. "Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (1887-1943) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. He was the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the main character in the play The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart,[and for the far less likable character Waldo Lydecker in the film Laura (1944). These letters - The reflection of a warm and gererous man, deeply attached to the interesting piople and the important enterprises of a turbulent era- comprise one of the great autobiographies." Not Price Clipped. Minor edge wear dj. Lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and red top text block edge.

$17.50

George Du Maurier

By Ormond, Leonee

Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1969. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xv, 516 pp, introduction, abbreviations, list of 142 b&w illustrations, list of 18 plates, 1. The Early Years; 2. Paris; 3. Malines and Dusseldorf; 4. London; 5. Punch; 6. Hampstead I. 7. The Aesthetic Movement; 8. The Social Cartoonist; 9. Hampstead II. 10. Henry James; 11. Peter Ibbetson; 12. Trilby; 13. 'Joe Sibley'; 14. Oxford Square; bibliography, index. First Edition, 1969. "George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (1834-1896) was a French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his novel Trilby. Here is a splendid canvas from the nineteenth century. A critical biography of the Victorian cartoonist, this volume traces his career, from a penurious and rootless childhood through to final success as the author of a best-seller. Along with a discussion of his friendships with both James A. Whistler and Henry James, the book devotes a section to a study of the social world of Du Maurier's Punch cartoons, and to his delightful "aesthetic' series parodying the lily-bearing followers of Oscar Wilde. Du Maurier is shown in his study against the background of the Victorian cultural milieu, and, with his concealed tensions, his sense of frustrated talent, his evasion of the social round in his retreat to Hampstead, he stands out as a courageous and often moving figure." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest edge wear to dj else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with red title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Iron Millionaire Life of Charlemgne Tower

By Bridges, Hal

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1952. F First Edition, 1st Printing Used. H Hard Cover. Good - Very Good. xiv + 322 pp, foreword, introduction by Allan Nevins, list of 4 illustrations, 21 chapters, notes, index. Top edge of text block fox spotted, previous owner's name inked on ffep (Sidney Fine), green cloth crisp, gilt spine bright, pages clean inside, binding tight, in chipped, torn, faded, DJ. G-VG / HC in fair DJ. 5.8" x 8.8" green cloth boards in salmon & white DJ.

$75.00

Saint-Ex

By Destrem, Maja

Paris: Editions Paris-Match. 1974. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. 135 (1) pp, "Je ne suis pas du tout tolerant"; La Ligne; La Vie; 40-44: Guerre et politique; Sainte-Exupery intime; L'oeuvre; Les Peintres qu'il aimait; Anthologie: Courrier sud, Vol de nuit, Terre des hommes, Pilote de guerre, Lettre a un otage, Le Petit prince, Citadelle, Carnets, Un Sens a la vie: vers l'U.R.S.S.; Les personnages; L'univers saint-exuperien; Face aux juges; Pilote, il ne perce pas l'ecran; Pour en savoir davantage; index with color and b&w illustrations throughout. Text in French. Collection "les Geants" Creation E. Orlandi. Editions Paris-Match, 1974. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt decorative geometric pattern and white and gilt lettering to front board, and white and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

A Time for Remembering: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham
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A Time for Remembering: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham

By Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers. 1983. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xv, 270 pp, preface, acknowledgments, Part I: 1. Before Ruth; 2. A Second Little Nuisance; 3. A Crumbling of the Wall; 4. War. Part II: 5. An Innocent Abroad; 6. Billy Frank; 7. The Ring; 8. "That Hustling Baptist Preacher"; 9. The Greater London Crusade. Part III: 10. Little Piney Cove; 11. Her Jungle; 12. Home on the Mountain; 13. The Beginning of a Mission; 14. The Terror by Night; 15. "Other Children." Part IV: 16. Power and Influence; 17. A New Season; 18. Lighting the Darker Places; 19. Darkness over the Face of the Earth; 20. Return to China; Epilogue; index with b&w illustrations. First Printing, 1983. "A long-time friend of Ruth Graham, Patricia Cornwell's first book draws on previously unpublished letters, diary accounts, and memorabilia. For the first time, in a book, to Christian men and women everywhere, Ruth Bell shares the full story of her life and what it is like to be the wife of the most famous Christian evangelist of this century." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Das Karmelienmädchen. Ein Traum

By Ernst, Max

Koln: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1971. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to. Unpaginated, I. Auf in die Finsternis; II. II. Das Haar; III. Das Messer; IV. Der himmlische Brautigam. 80 b/w illustrationson the recto of pages. Text in German. Inked Inscription on ffep. Only the slightest wear to bottom edge glassine protector, else, Pristine no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light green dust jacket with original publisher's glassine protector. Illustrated wrappers with black lettering to front wrapper and spine.

$20.00

Diaghilev: A Life
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Diaghilev: A Life

By Scheijen, Sjeng

New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Thick 8vo. vii, 552 pp, translator's note, Introduction: Death in Venice; 27 chapters, notes, bibliography, illustration credits, author's acknowledgments, index with color and b&w illustrations. First American Edition, 2010. "Featuring an eight-page gallery of full-color illustrations, here is a major new biography of Serge Diaghilev, founder and impresario of the Ballets Russes, who revolutionized ballet by bringing together composers such as Stravinsky and Prokofiev, dancers and choreographers such as Nijinsky and Karsavina, Fokine and Balanchine, and artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Bakst, and Goncharova. Scheijen's magnificent biography, based on extensive research in little known archives, especially in Russia, brings fully to life a complex and powerful personality with boundless creative energy." Not Price Clipped. 1/2" chipping along bottom edge spine dj. A small stain to top edge front board, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. black half-cloth with grey paper-covered boards, and silver lettering to spine.

$37.50

Es hing an einem Faden. Meine Jahre in Lateinamerika und in Europa.

By Matthias, L.L.

Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag. 1970. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 378 (1) pp, Einige Worte zuvor, Vergangenes und Beginn, 1935-1936, 1936-1939, Epilog. Near Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth.

$17.50

Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910

By Woodham-Smith, Cecil

New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, Inc, 1951. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/Very Good +. Large 8vo. (4) 382 pp, b&w frontis, acknowledgments, list of b&w illustrations, 24 chapters, sources, index. First Edition, 1951. "Based on family papers previously unavailable, this book reveals for the first time the human being behind the legend --- the brilliant, temperamental, unbelievable energetic Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) who accomplished so much for others, and in a sense, so little for herself. Elegant, witty, fascinating, she exercised a compelling power over some of the ablest men of her generation. Famous for her epigrams, addicted to good cooking and retty clothes, she was not only a saint, but a woman of the world." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. 1/2" chip along bottom edge spine dj with minute chips along top edge spine, a few small closed tears and some rubbing to same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

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