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    $25.00

    Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes in Two Volumes, Volume 1 & 2 by Morse, John T. Jr

    Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. Two volume set, illustrated with black and white plates, some tissue protected. Volumes XIV and XV of Holmes's Works. Mostly biography with most of the existing letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Blue cloth binding with burgundy title blocks on spine and gilt titles and borders on spine, gilt top edge, blue end papers. Some light edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, a few scratches on covers with some spotting, wear to title blocks with some chipping and some damage to titles, former owner's bookplates on front fixed end papers, a little spotting of end papers, light tanning of interior pages, bindings tight, except one piece of tissue detached and laid in. Measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.


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    $15.00

    The Story of Gladstone's Life by McCarthy, Justin

    New York: The MacMillan Company, 1898. Second revised. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 516 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected portrait frontispiece and black and white drawings and photographs. Revised edition printed after Gladstone's death in 1898 to include the story of his last months. Red cloth binding with heavily ornate gilt decoration and titles on front cover and spine, gilt top edge. Spine faded and scratched with spot on title block, some edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, spine cocked, former owner's bookplate and pencil notation on front fixed end paper, which has a wrinkle near hinge, hinges weak and showing webbing, interior pages bright, club name stamp on back fixed end paper, which has a tear at top edge near hinge, binding otherwise tight.


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    3 MPH: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World. by Letofsky, Polly

    Denver:: Tendril Press,, )2010). Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers ("Merry Christmas" on same page as author's inscription) .. First printing, a trade paperback original. "Pursuing the spirit of adventure and an altruistic goal of raising global awareness and funds for breast cancer, Polly Letofsky broke down barriers and walked across four continents, 22 countries, and covered over 14,000 miles in five years to be the first American woman to successfully walk around the world." INSCRIBED on the half title page. Illustrated with photographs. 423 pp plus 3 pp ads.


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    $75.00

    A Memoir of S. S. Prentiss, edited by his brother Volume 1 & 2 by Prentiss, George Lewis, editor

    New York: Charles Scribner, 1855. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. Two volume set. Memoir of United States Congressman Seargent Smith Prentiss. Pebbled cloth binding with blindstamped borders on front covers and gilt titles on spines. Volume 1, 382 pages, shows some fading and edge wear with spotting and scurffs, corners bumped, spine ends tattered with some chips in cloth, piece cut out of front free end paper, some foxing of interior pages with tanning, binding a little shaken.Volume 2, 581 pages plus advertising, shows some fading and edge wear with spotting and scurffs, corners bumped, spine ends tattered with some chips in cloth, piece of tape on spine, former owner's names on front free end paper in pencil and ink, interior pages a little foxed and tanned, binding a bit shaken.


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    $275.00

    For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey Of A Mercury Astronaut. by CARPENTER, Scott and Kris Stoever

    Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2003. Signed by Scott Carpenter and Kris Stoever on the colophon. First Limited edition / First printing. Navy leather. Very fine. Certificate of Authenticity laid in. Carpenter was one of the original Mercury 7 , and our fourth man in space. Carpenter went on to be an Aquanaut for the SeaLab Project. He was the author of two science fiction novels. Kris Stoever is Carpenter's daughter.


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    $12.50

    GEORGIA (Socialist Republics of the Soviet Union) by Illarionov, Arkadi, translator

    Moscow: : Novosti Press Agency Publishing,, 1987.. Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Paperback. One of a series of guidebooks to each republic, illustrated throughout with photographs in both full color and black and white. Basic data inside front cover. 88 pp.


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    PERSEUS IN THE WIND. by Stark, Freya

    Boston:: Beacon Press,, (1956.). Very good+ in illustrated wrappers (some light toning to the spine and pages.) . 1st trade paperback printing. A more personal book by this writer who is best known for her travel books in Central Asia and the Arab world - the topics range from memory, to Italian Renaissance tombs, the deserts of Arabia, the women of Cyprus and much more. Illustrated with wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. BP 24. 179 pp.


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    £30.00

    Ysaye By His Son Antoine by Ysaye, Antoine

    Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire: W.E. Hill & Sons, 1980. 218 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (1 col.) ; 27 cm. "A catalogue of the master's work": p. 216-218. Includes bibliographical references. Ysaye was a Belgian violinist, composer and conductor. He was regarded as "The King of the Violin", or, as Nathan Milstein put it, the "tsar". A very nice copy. Uncommon. . Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    $14.00

    Charles Sumner by Storey, Morefield

    New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. Early reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 423 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and decorated half title. Standard Library Edition, American Statesmen series, edited by John T. Morse. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Some spotting of cover, spine a bit darkened, a little edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, minor scratches and some scrubbing, interior pages lightly tanned with darker tanning of end papers, binding tight.


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    £12.00

    Music & men : the life and loves of Harriet Cohen by Fry, Helen P

    Stroud, Glos., United Kingdom: The History Press, 2008. Summary: It was during the turbulent decade of the First World War that the intensely gifted and beautiful Harriet Cohen established herself as a pianist. Enjoying huge success in her professional life, she was the first person outside the Soviet Union to play the music of the modern Soviet composers and was a huge success in America and throughout Europe. Her beauty and talent made her one of the most talked-about and photographed musicians of her day. Yet it was in her private life that the story of this extraordinarily talented young woman becomes one of the greatest love stories of all time. Her passionate love affair with the composer Sir Arnold Bax spanned more than thirty years. Their infatuation was played out against the backdrop of the First World War, and was peppered with betrayal, lust and tragedy. Their letters, published here for the first time, are among the most explicit of any written during that time and are staggering in their passion and poetry. Brilliant author Helen Fry tells for the first time the remarkable story of this forgotten woman. Music and Men tells of Harriet Cohen's friendships ? and relationships - with leading figures from every walk of life, from George Bernard Shaw to D. H. Lawrence and H.G. Wells, Sir Edward Elgar, Albert Einstein, Arnold Bennett, Vaughan Williams, Ramsey MacDonald and Eleanor Roosevelt. Offering an insight into the politics, arts and culture of the day, this incredible new biography tells the poignant story of a beautiful, possessive, flirtatious and determined musician. 320 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. A fine copy in a like dust jacket. Free of any inscriptions. [ Location: FP1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Robert the Bruce by Maxwell, Sir Herbert

    New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 387 pages with index plus publisher's advertising pages, illustrated with tissue protected photo frontispiece, plates and small drawings. Red cloth binding with gilt emblem and border on front cover and gilt bands and decorations with gilt titles on spine. Cover Stained and faded at top with spotting, some edge wear, gilt faded, spine darkened, corners and spine ends bumped, end papers starting a split at hinge, some interior pages stained at top near binding, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight.


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    $19.00

    Brigadier General John D. Imboden by Tucker, Spencer C

    Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2003. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. 372 pages with index, illustrated with maps and portrait frontispiece. Biography of the Virginia lawyer who bacame the commander of the Confederate Army in the Shenandoah Valley. Signed and inscribed to Bill Hager by the author, dated Novelber 8, 2002, on title page. Gray cloth binding with black titles on spine. Very light wear to cover, titles bright, interior pages bright, binding tight. Illustrated gray and black jacket with white and gold titles shows a little edge wear, edges a bit curled, minor scratches to jacket, not clipped. Measures 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.


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    $11.50

    Once In A House On Fire: A Memoir by Ashworth, Andrea

    New York: Metropolitan Books. New in New dust jacket. 336 pp. 1.14 x 8.58 x 5.99 Inches. 1998. Hardcover. 0805057625 . An Englishwoman, one of the youngest fellows at Oxford University, presents a courageous and delicate account of growing up under the burden of poverty and a series of abusive stepfathers, lightened only by her love of literature. .


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    $20.00

    Last Words of Famous Men and Women by Egbert, Walter R

    Norristown, Pennsylvania: Herald Printing and Binding Rooms, 1898. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 192 pages with index. A collection of fascinating short biographies with the reported last words of the famous. Quarter brown cloth over white cloth binding, gilt titles on spine, rough cut bottom edge, decorative end papers. Heavy wear to cover, especially at spine, corners and spine ends bumped, some soiling of white cloth, end papers tanned, former owner's imprint on front free end paper, title page detached and laid in, binding otherwise tight.


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    $17.50

    DEAD MEN DON'T LEAVE TIPS: Adventures X Africa. by Wilson, Brandon

    Paia, HI:: Pilgrim's Tales Inc.,, (2006.). Very good - slight spine slant, reading crease to front cover,. Trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover. Adventures of the author and his wife, a young couple who live in Hawaii when not traveling, on a trip from Morocco to the southern tip of Africa, partly as part of a group of "overlanders" (a group trip from hell), and partly on their own, Written with humor but also with a deep respect for both the people and the natural environment of Africa. Photographs. Map. 271 pp.


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    Yankee From Olympus by Bowen, Catherine Drinker

    Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1944. Hardcover. Good/fair. 475 pages with index, notes, bibliography, appendices and a section of black and white plates. A biography of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841 - 1935). Green cloth binding with gilt design on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. Cloth faded and a little tanned and spotting, light edge wear, corners bumped, interior pages lightly tanned, small marks on front free end paper. Dust jacket green with yellow lettering and portrait. Jacket is tattered at edges, faded at spine, taped together at spine both sides, small tears. Average, measures 6 x 9 inches.


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    CAD $50.00

    Art of Emily Carr by Shadbolt, Doris

    Vancouver, BC, Canada: Douglas & McIntyre, Limited, 1987. First Paperback. Pictorial Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. First Paperback edition; Douglas & McIntyre, 1987; orig. pub. 1979; VG+; 222 p. incl. bibliography & reference notes; an overview of Emily Carr's life and art, illustrated with many coloour and B&W reproductions of her paintings. A very nice copy, just a touch of shelf wear, clean, tight, square, unmarked. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    Guiseppe Verdi, His Life and Works by Toye, Francis

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 414 pages plus index, illustrated with black and white plates and musical notation. Introduction by Herbert Weinstock. A biography of the talented Italian opera composer who dominated the opera scene of his time. Brick red cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Wrinkle in cloth at base of spine, some edge wear, spine cocked, corners and spine ends a little bumped, light spotting, interior pages tanned, binding tight.


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    Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

    Exquisitely designed book , gold titling spine , black wrapped boards, and papers with scenes from the Nile , very good, just the slightest amount of wear at the head foot of book at spine bottom / top , Corners good deckle Edge pages dust jacket crisp bright very good minimal amounts of wear on its edges --Magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order.Palace shimmered with onyx - gold, richer still in political, sexual intrigue. Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist, ingenious negotiator. Married twice, each time to a brother. Wagering a brutal civil war against the first, poisoned the second; incest, assassination were family specialties. Having, children by Julius Caesar - Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Anthony she would attempt to forge a new empire, an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Losing in the drama of circumstance and personality Lost in Time. -----Cleopatra: A Life Author Stacy Schiff, 1st Edition 11th printing, Pub. -Little, Brown, Ny, 2010 November, book design Fritz Metsch, maps by George W. Ward, jacket design Mario J Pulice, jacket photo Jose Picayo, author photo Elena Siebert, ISBN. 0316001929, 9780316001922 384 pages Subjects Biography & Autobiography / Historical / Women, Queen of Egypt, royalty, ancient Egypt. Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa,Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it! -At least you know what you're getting into- City- Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit. . Cleopatra 4381 biography 40


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    Truman by David McCullough

    Gift-able- The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, Dean Acheson— dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed,determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.Last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman's story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman's own family, friends,Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary "man from Missouri" who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history. Soft cover book is in very good condition. Covers are bright and shiny showing minor wear. Pages are clean and unmarked. This is a large over sized paperback book of 1,117 pages. Title Truman Author David McCullough 38th print PB Publisher Simon and Schuster, 2003 ISBN 0743260295, 9780743260299 Length 1117 pages Subjects History ' United States ' State & Local ' Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads of State History / United States / 20th Century History / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa,Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it! -At least you know what you're getting into- City- Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit.Truman pb 4451 Biography 40blk


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    The Life of Lorenzo de Medici, Called the Magnificent by Roscoe, William, Revised by his son, Thomas roscoe

    London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. Tenth Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 564 pages, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece portrait. Bohn's Standard Library. Green cloth binding with blindstamped decorations on front cover and spine, gilt titles on spine, advertising on end papers. Some fading of gilt, edge wear to cover with scuffing and fading, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, small nicks in spine edges, a little spotting, front hinge weak and showing a bit of webbing, foxing of tissue, interior pages tanned with some foxing, binding otherwise tight.


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    Vandega Seotud by Kreem, Robert

    London, Ontario, Canada: Elvidge Printing Co., Limited, 1984. Unknown. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 237 pages, illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. Written in Estonian and appears to be an autobiography. Illustrated blue wraps with black titles on front cover and spine. Some edge wear, spine a bit cocked, back cover scrubbed, some tanning, reading creases near spine, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight.


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    £9.95

    Sir Walter Raleigh: Selections from His Historie of the World, His Letters, etc by Hadow, G. E. (Editor)

    A Good hardcover in a Poor dustjacket. The book is in clean blue boards, bumped and rubbed to the spine ends and corners. Internally, previous owner's name inked on the front endpaper, unmarked toned pages, a little tanned to the text-block edges. The dustjacket is tanned to the spine, with previous owner's initials inked in the centre, a large water stain which extends to the back panel, a large loss to the spine heel, and a small loss to the head plus tiny chips to the tips - supplied in a new removable archival sleeve. Carefully packaged and despatched within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland.


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    $13.89

    The Life and Times of Nathaniel Hale Pryor: Explorer, Soldier, Frontiersman and Spokesman for the Osage by Reno, Lawrence R

    Turkey Creek Publishing Company. Near Fine.


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    $55.00

    THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857. by [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G

    London:: John Lane The Bodley Head, Ltd,, (1926.). Very good in original blue-green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. (some foxing to outer edges of textblock, minor wear to ends of spine).. First printing. Journal kept by Glover, the future Governor of Lagos (Nigeria,) when he was a young Lieutenant with the Baikie Expedition in 1857, interspersed with commentary by Hastings. In her introduction, his wife, Lady Glover, emphasizes the love that her husband had for Africa and Nigeria, which continued long after his 14 years of service there, mostly as governor. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 21 photographs on glossy inserted plates. Index. xii, 230 pp plus two pages of publisher's advertisements.


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