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Heiress

Heiress

by Nigel Dempster

The Heiress is a 1949 American drama film by Ruth and Augustus Goetz adapted from their 1947 play of the same title that was based on the 1880 novel Washington Square by Henry James. The film was directed by William Wyler, with starring performances by Olivia de Havilland as Catherine Sloper, Montgomery Clift as Morris Townsend, and Ralph Richardson as Dr. Sloper.
Carrie

Carrie

by Stephen King

First published in 1974, Carrie was Stephen King's first published novel.  This dark tale introduces the reader to Carrie White, a social outcast in her highschool, menaced by bullies while at school, and her religious nut of a mother at home.  Carrie gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers, and woe to her tormentors...
My Wife Maria Callas

My Wife Maria Callas

by Giovanni Battista Meneghini

The Onassis Women

The Onassis Women

by Kiki Feroudi Moutsatsos

Maria Callas

Maria Callas

by Arianna Stassinopoulos

Greek Fire

Greek Fire

by Nicholas Gage

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Greek Fire

by Nicholas Cage

Women's Biography Books & Ephemera

Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis

by Fraser, Nicholas

Callas

Callas

by Jellinek, George

Onassis

Onassis

by Davis, L J

The Unswept Room

The Unswept Room

by Olds, Sharon

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. [2], ix, [1], 123, [5] p.; 22 cm. Dark green paper over spine with maroon paper over boards; silver-stamped spine title. Dust jacket cover illustration from The Unswept Floor, mosaic by Heracleitus; jacket design by Steven Amsterdam. Poems by the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Book is in Near Fine Condition: faint red dot on upper page edges near spine. Dust jacket is in Fine Condition.
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$25.00
Connie Hagar:  The Lfe History of a Texas Birdwatcher

Connie Hagar: The Lfe History of a Texas Birdwatcher

by McCracken, Karen Harden; foreword by Roger Tory Peterson

College Station: Texas A&M University Press. Fine. 1988. Trade Paperback. 296 pages .
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$18.85
Rememb'ring

Rememb'ring

by Duncan Sisters (Vivian Duncan and Rosetta Duncan)

New York: Irving Berlin, 1923. Sheet_music. Good. 5, [1] p.: music; 31 cm. Front wrapper illustrated, printed in red and black. Sheet music for voice and piano. Front wrapper illustration by P.M. Griffith is a photo of Vivian and Rosetta Duncan as Eva and Topsy (in blackface) with list of 12 titles from the musical "Topsy and Eva," book by Catherine C. Cushing (suggested by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin). Publisher's advertisements inside the front wrapper and... Read more
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$15.00
Behind Closed Doors: Women's Oral Narratives in Tunis

Behind Closed Doors: Women's Oral Narratives in Tunis

by Hejaiej, Monia

New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1996. Near Fine. xi, 369 p.; 22 cm. Paperback with color illustrated front cover. The author presents 47 tales "told by three Beldi women, members of a historic and highly civilized community, the city's traditional elite. Tale-telling is important to all Beldi women, and this book examines its role in their shared world and its significance in the lives of the three tellers." The introduction provides "an overview of the history and... Read more
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$8.25
Trans-Atlantic Letters: A Record of Personal European Experiences

Trans-Atlantic Letters: A Record of Personal European Experiences

by Stephens, Nannine P

Pasadena, CA: Star-News Press, 1929. Hardcover. Very Good -. 222 p.; 20 cm. Blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine and cover titles. No dust jacket (as issued?). Gift inscription from the author on front free endpaper: "To my cousin Miriam Hoopes from Nannine Preston Stephens." Letters recounting the Stephens' family's trip to Europe in from July 1928 to April 1929. In Very Good- Condition: slightly cocked; gilt on spine is faded; cover is lightly soiled; pages are clean and tight.
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$36.00
Jella: A woman at sea

Jella: A woman at sea

by Birkett, Dea

London: Victor Gollancz , 1992. Hardcover. Good +/very good. Good+/Very Good. One woman's voyage home to Britain from Lagos, West Africa, as the only female crew aboard a cargo vessel. Part travelogue, part testiment to a slowly disappearing way of life upon the sea. Size 22.5 x 14cm, 208 pages. Ex-library, front endpaper removed, some library markings. Blue cloth boards in very good pictorial dust jacket. Internally Good+: clean, bright and unmarked in excellent bindings. Great condition for an... Read more
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£4.00
A DIFFERENT FACE: THE LIFE OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

A DIFFERENT FACE: THE LIFE OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

by Sunstein, Emily

New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Near fine (light foxing on page edges, otherwise fine) in fine dj. 383 pages including Bibliography and index.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.
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$13.50
Past Meridian

Past Meridian

by Sigourney, Lydia H

New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good -. iv, [3], 10-239 p.; 18 cm. Original brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine title; blind-stamped decoration on both boards. Front free endpaper inscribed: "Madam Noyes with the respects of LH Sigourney Christmas 1854." A delightful look at those, like the author, in the P.M. of their life, this first edition appearing when popular American author Lydia Sigourney (1791-1865) was in her 60s. Inscribed by the author in the year of its... Read more
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$191.00
Knole and the Sackvilles

Knole and the Sackvilles

by Sackville-West, Vita

London: Ernest Benn, 1958. Paperback. Very Good -. Fourth edition. 224 p., [24] p. of black-and-white photographs; 18 cm. Yellow and blue paperback with aerial photograph of Knole on front cover. Includes a chronological table and a genealogical table. This fascinating account by author Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) of the Sackville family and Knole House is a classic work of English country house literature. In Very Good- Condition: corners of front cover curling upward; upper corner of back... Read more
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$7.00
Letters to Children

Letters to Children

by Potter, Beatrix

New York: Harvard College Library, 1966. Paperback. Near Fine -. 48 p.: illustrations; facsimiles; 19 cm. Paperback; brown cover with blue cover title and black illustrations on front and back. Title vignette. Contains facsimiles of nine letters written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter for the three children of her former governess. The letters were owned by the author of the Foreword, Philip Hofer. Also contains transcriptions of the letters. In Near Fine- Condition: light stain at lower edge... Read more
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$9.00
My Wife Maria Callas

My Wife Maria Callas

by Giovanni Battista Meneghini

Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1982. First thus. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. Written with collaboration of Renzo Allagri. Translated with an introduction by Henry Wisneski. First Edition in English. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 331 pp. Text is free of previous owner's markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is fully intact and in very good condition but slightly worn at edges and is in plastic. Dust Jacket price-clipped.... Read more
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$35.15
Aurora Leigh

Aurora Leigh

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

London: Chapman and Hall, 1857. Hardcover. Very Good. [6], 403 p.; 20 cm. Contemporary half black calf with blue cloth over boards. Six spine compartments between raised bands with gilt-tooled title in second compartment, author in fourth and date at tail of spine; gilt-tooled floral decoration in remaining compartments. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. First edition, second state: no half title; p. 33 line 12 "hers." Skillful repair of front joint. Possible earlier Japanese... Read more
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$191.00
Stage: The Magazine of After Dark -- January 1939 vol. 16 no. 4 [Lauritz Melchior -- Katharine Cornell -- Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians]

Stage: The Magazine of After Dark -- January 1939 vol. 16 no. 4 [Lauritz Melchior -- Katharine Cornell -- Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians]

by MacLeish, Archibald; Melchior, Lauritz; Saroyan, William; Sedgwick, Ruth Woodbury

New York: Stage Publishing Co, 1939. Paperback. Very Good. 74 p.: illustrations; 33 cm. Color photograph on front cover of Beatrice Lillie by Vandamm. Contents include: Propaganda vs. Hollywood by Archibald MacLeish [the failure of Hollywood to take sides in political crises] -- Are Tenors Lousy Lovers? by Lauritz Melchior -- Some Like It Sweet by Katharine Best [Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians] -- Americans by William Saroyan -- I Wanted To Be an Actress as told to Ruth Woodbury Sedgwick by... Read more
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$19.00
Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

by Saxton, Martha

New York: Hill and Wang, 2003. Paperback. Fine. x, 388 p.; 22 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. The author examines the innate conflict between the popular view of women as weak and helpless while whey were also considered the keepers of the new nation's moral compass. She compares specific experiences in Massachusetts, Virginia, and St. Louis, Missouri. Possible small remainder mark on lower page edges; otherwise, in Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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$10.00
Marianne Williamson: Her Life Her Message Her Miracles

Marianne Williamson: Her Life Her Message Her Miracles

by Oumano, Elena

New York: St. Martin's, 1992. Paperback. Good. St. Martin's Paperback edition Nov. 1992. [10], 292, [2] p., [8] p. of photographs; 17 cm. Paperback with illustrated and embossed cover. In Good Condition: slightly cocked; occasional ink underlining; a few page corners creased; otherwise, clean and tight.
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$10.00
Heiress: The Story of Christina Onassis

Heiress: The Story of Christina Onassis

by Dempster, Nigel

Used; Very Good. Grove Weidenfeld . Hardcover.1989. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good First Edition <br />As heiress to the world's largest fortune, Christina Onassis survived a childhood of pampered neglect but carried the scars of her upbringing to the grave. Her search for happiness ended in a lonely death at the age of 38 - half a world away from her fourth husband and beloved child. . 1989. First Edition. HARDCOVER.
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$10.95
Farm City

Farm City

by Carpenter, Novella

New York: Penguin. Fine. 2009. Trade Paperback. 276 pages. An unforgettably charming memoir, Farm City is full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart. When Novella Carpenter-captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency- moved to inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage- strewn abandoned lot next door to her house, she closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes and a chicken coop. The story of how her urban farm grew from a few... Read more
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$16.00
Touchstones: Letters between Two Women, 1953-1964 Patricia Frazier Lamb  and Kathryn Joyce Hohlwein

Touchstones: Letters between Two Women, 1953-1964 Patricia Frazier Lamb and Kathryn Joyce Hohlwein

by Patricia Frazier Lamb

NY: Harper & Row. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. Hard Cover. 0060149426 . A fine copy in a fine dust jacket . The dust jacket is protected by an adjustable mylar cover. See Photos Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Pages : 330; The history of two life long friends though there letters .
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$14.99
PEACE PILGRIM: HER LIFE AND WORK IN HER OWN WORDS

PEACE PILGRIM: HER LIFE AND WORK IN HER OWN WORDS

by Peace Pilgrim [compiled by some of her friends] [designed by Richard Polese with Patricia Yohn] [cover photograph by Jim Burton]

Sante Fe: Ocean Tree Books [c.1983 Later [2nd] printing thus. 198 pages, illustrated. Near Fine copy v/c1
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$11.80
The Dome: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine and Review of Literature, Music, Architecture, and the Graphic Arts; Vol. II no. 4 Jan. 1899 [New Series]

The Dome: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine and Review of Literature, Music, Architecture, and the Graphic Arts; Vol. II no. 4 Jan. 1899 [New Series]

by Housman, Laurence; Hudson, Gertrude Reese

London: Unicorn Press, 1899. Paperback. Very Good. 90, viii p.: full-page illustrations, music; 22 cm. Grey wrappers printed in dark blue with yapp edges; advertisement for Calvert's carbolic ointment on back wrapper. Pages are unopened. Contents: Martini Luigi Implora Pace: A Poem by Stephen Phillips; The Defence of Farvingdon: A Story by Laurence Housman; New Year's Greetings Four Hundred Years Ago: An Illustrated Note by Campbell Dodgson; Berceuse (words by Diana Gardner and music by... Read more
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$46.00
Callas : Portrait of a Prima Donna

Callas : Portrait of a Prima Donna

by George Jellinek

Dover Publications, Incorporated, 1986. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$4.32
THE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT STORY

THE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT STORY

by MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1965. Near fine (giver's inscription, small bookstore sticker on back pastedown) in Good+ dust jacket (front panel and spine rubbed and worn [see scan], price-clipped). Dust jacket now in Brodart archival plastic cover for appearance and protection. Told with many photographs and text by MacLeish. 101 pages.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.
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$13.00
EDUCATION OF A PRINCESS, A MEMOIR

EDUCATION OF A PRINCESS, A MEMOIR

by Marie, Grand Duchess of Russia

New York: Viking Press, 1931. Fascinating memoir by this member of the Russian imperial family who lived through the Revolution and escaped to tell the story. She writes extensively of her childhood, her education sadly lacking in any true understanding of her position or status, her young adulthood, ending with her sad farewell to Russia after the revolution and a nerve-wracking escape. 388 pages including an extensive index. Many family photographs and a fold-out genealogy, all in fine condition.... Read more
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$30.00
Margaret Fuller: A Brief Biography with Documents

Margaret Fuller: A Brief Biography with Documents

by Kornfeld, Eve

Boston: Bedford Books, 1997. Paperback. Fine. xiii, [3], 252 p.: illustrations; 21 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Part of The Bedford Series in History and Culture. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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$9.00