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Life Insurance is Light

By Kingsley, Darwin P.

Privately printed by the New York Life Insurance Company, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good. Undated (c1927); first edition; 8vo; pp. [6], vii-xvi, 1-434, [2]; 3/4 red morocco and marbled boards; gilt decorations and title to spine with 5 raised bands; some wear to edges of spine; small closed chip to head of spine; corners rubbed; roughly cut fore-edge; pages clean; overall in very good condition. Signed/inscribed by Darwin Kingsley on first free page. Darwin P. Kingsley was president of the New York Life Insurance Company in the early part of the 20th century. He was known, among other things, for inventing and implementing new types of insurance. An interesting fact of these times was that civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony was one of their first female policy holders.

$70.00

The Bloom of Life

By France, Anatole

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition; 8vo; pp. [4], v-viii, [2], 1-296, [2]; original red embossed boards in the very scarce DJ; small nicks to head and tail of spine; minor spot to front cover; original brown dust jacket fine with mylar cover; overall in very good or better condition. One of Anatole France's last books, published shortly before his death in 1924, it is an astounding memoir - witty, ironic, and iconic to his unique style of writing.

$50.00

Don Juan de Austria palad

By FERRANDIS, Manuel

Ediciones Luz, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Edition. Beautiful 1/4 leather and marbled boards, 5 raised bands to spine; gilt title and decorations (in Spanish). Condition: Near Fine - the slightest wear to edges; pages clean - minor tanning to pages; previous owner signature to half-title page.

$20.00

Hawaii, U.S.A

By Davis, Bob & Armitage, George

Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1941. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. ASSOCIATION COPY. The book is signed and inscribed by Bob Davis to his co-author George Armitage - "To George T. Armitage, without whose collaboration these five books would never have been written into one hurricane between these covers. It's terrific! July 1941" The book was written and inscribed long before Hawaii became an official US state, but just 4 months before Pearl Harbor was bombed. Contains beautiful photographic illustrations. The book describes the different islands and contains stories and history. Condition: Very Good - very minor wear to edges, spine slightly faded, pages and illustrations clean and bright.

$74.00

Dein Wald/ SIGNED and INSCRIBED 1st

By Eipper, Paul

Dietrich Reimer, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. In German. 1st Ed. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author on first free page. "Mit 70 Bildern von Hein Gorny." Book Condition: Near Fine - slight dust dulling to edges, very few scattered spots of foxing; covers, pages and illustrations bright and clean; DJ Condition: Poor - chips and splits.

$45.00

Let Us Have Peace and Other Addresses

By Kingsley, Darwin P.

Privately printed by the New York Life Insurance Company, 1919. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition; 8vo; pp. [14], 13-439, [5]; 3/4 red morocco and marbled boards; elaborate gilt decorations and title to spine with 5 raised bands; slight wear to edges of covers and corners; roughly cut fore-edge; few small dark spots to upper part of spine; minor age-darkening to margins of first free page, else text clean; very good or better condition. Signed/inscribed by Darwin Kingsley on upper margin of title page. Contains Kingsley's speeches on different topics - Democracy, life insurance, golf, freedom, etc. Darwin P. Kingsley was president of the New York Life Insurance Company in the early part of the 20th century. He was known, among other things, for inventing and implementing new types of insurance. An interesting fact of these times was that civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony was one of their first female policy holders.

$60.00

Prangender Sommer im deutschen Wald/ SIGNED and INSCRIBED 1st

By Eipper

Dietrich Reimer, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. In German. 1st Ed. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author on first free page. "Mit 64 Bildern von Hein Gorny." Book Condition: Near Fine - the slightest dulling to head and tail of spine, very few scattered spots of foxing, covers, pages, and illustrations bright; DJ Condition: Poor - splits and chips.

$45.00