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    A Yanqui in Patagonia by Willis, Bailey

    Stanford University Press, 1947. Hardcover, fine in a good dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt title on spine and gilt illustration on front, x and 152 pages, frontispiece, 24cm tall, octavo. Author's account of his exploration of a remote lake and mountain region in the Argentine Andes searching for engineering possibilities. Dust jacket shows a few brown spots on front panel.


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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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    Brown Sugar by Bogle, Donald

    New York: Harmony Books, 1980. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 208 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photographs. A wonderful collection of biographies of talented African American women who struggled with prejudice and hard times to have their voices heard. Features Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Donna Summer and more. Black quarter cloth over brown boards; copper titles on spine, black end papers. Minimal edge wear to cover, light bumping of corners and spine, a little spotting of end papers, signed and inscribed by author on half title, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Illustrated brown jacket with pink and white titles on front cover and spine is a little faded and scuffed, minor stains, curling at edges, light creases, tiny edge tears, $15.95 price not clipped.


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    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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    Danger is My Business Supplement of The Philadelphia Record for August 28th 1938 by John D. Craig

    Supplement of The Philadelphia Record for August 28th 1938 Book of the Week Club 16 pages Illustrated with photos. Diving cover. would look great Matted and Framed . A Scarce version of this book. A very good copy with edge wear, light dust soiling, text lightly toned. See Photos Deskdr 4


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    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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    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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    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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    25 Ways to Win Space and Missile Contracts. by CALLAHAN, Vincent F

    Washington, DC Vincent F. Callahan, 1960. First edition / First printing. Brown ink on beige paper, folded. Fine.. Flyer from the dawn of the space age.


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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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    £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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    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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    $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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    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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    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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    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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    $22.50

    The Titan by Dreiser, Theodore

    Top edge of book pages are burgundy. Owner's name & date aquired Christmas, 1946 on front end page. NO Dust Jacket. Cover has several small paint droplets. Spine bends forward. Wear to edges of spine & corners. One page creased & top edge worn towards back of book. Also has some pen marks last few pages. A few notes are in pencil back end page. First Printing for this publisher.


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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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    Fredi and Shirl and the Kids: Autobiography in Fables of Richard M. Elman by Elman, Richard

    Charles Scribner's Sons, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback in very good condition. No dust jacket. 198 pages. Light edge wear.


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    LOST ON EVEREST: THE SEARCH FOR MALLORY & IRVINE by Firstbook, Peter

    [London / Chicago]: [BBC Worldwide Ltd / Contemporary Books CB] [2000]. First edition thus. "On June 8th, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their tent high on the slopes of Mount Everest and climbed into history. They were seen at 12.50 p.m. just 790 feet from the summit and 'going strong for the top'. Within minutes, Mallory and Irvine had disappeared in a snowstorm and were never seen alive again". Pictorial wrappers, 224 pages, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps, appendix I: glossary, appendix II: people, notes, selected bibliography, index. VG copy [spine and light front cover creasing]. bx28


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    The World of P. G. Wodehouse by Wind, Herbert Warren

    New York: Praeger Publishers, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. A very good+ copy in very good dustjacket with some creases on back panel. With photographs, drawings, manuscript pages and more. ; Octavo; 249 pages.


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    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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    Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Kearns, Doris

    New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Not stated. Hardcover. Good +/good. 432 pages with index. The revealing portrait of an American President, taken from his discussions with the author during the last years of his life. Black cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, mustard end papers. A little spotting of cover, minor edge wear, a little fading along top edge, corners and spine ends a little bumped, owner's name on front free end paper with date, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Black dust jacket with red and green titles shows some edge wear and scrubbing, small chips in edges with tiny tears, small hole in jacket in upper spine, a little spotting, not clipped, no price on jacket.


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    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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    The History of Charles the Twelfth, King of Sweden / The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins / A Voyage Round the World in the Years 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44 and Others by Voltaire, M. de, George Anson,

    London: Ingram, Cooke and Co., 1853. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. An interesting volume, possibly rebound, that is a collection of diverse biographies. Each section has a title page as if from a separate book. Contains The History of Charles the Twelfth, King of Sweden, by M. de Voltaire; The Life of Edward Lord Herbert, of Cherbury, Written by Himself. With a Prefatory Memoir; Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson by Lucy Hutchinson; The Life of Luther by M. Micheletm Translated by G. H. Smith; The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man: Relating Particularly His Shipwreck Near the South Pole, By R. S., A Passenger in the Hector; A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44 by George Anson, to Which Are Prefixed A Memoir of Lord Anson, and Preface. Some Frontispieces and illustrations to title pages, main text in double columns. Half leather over marble boards with gilt bands and gilt title "Biographies" on spine, tan end papers. Some wear to leather, especially along spine edges, small chip at bottom of front hinge, scuffs in leather center spine and heavy bumping of corners and spine ends, edge wear to boards, light spotting and some scratches, creases in paper on back cover, former owner's name and 1925 date on front free end paper with another name and date 1858 in pencil, interior pages bright and mostly clean with one or two spots, a little spotting of page edges, binding tight. Oversized, measures 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches.


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