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If you are looking for some fascinating insights into your favorite authors, actors, or politicians, be sure to look through the rare biographies section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There is a wide diversity of content featured in the rare biographies section of the Biblio Rare Book Room, and many of the rare and hard-to-find books are signed by the authors or featured subjects.

A Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela - Signed Limited Edition by Mandela, Nelson

Little, Brown & Co., 1994. Hardcover. Book is in Fine as new condition. 1st printing. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. This is one of 1000 numbered edition quarter bound in leather and signed on the limitation page by Nelson Mandela. Black leather quarter boun...

From Blue Sky Books


Moon Walk by Michael Jackson

U.S.A.: Doubleday & Company Inc., pp. 283, b/w and colour photographs, SIGNED in blue ink by Jackson on the free end page.Possibly signed and inscribed by Michael Jackson on half title page 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. S...

From The Edmonton Book Store


English Men of Letters [38 volumes] by Morley, John

Harper & Brothers, NY, 1901. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. "English Men of Letters was a series of literary biographies written by leading literary figures of the day and published by Macmillan, under the general editorship of John Morley. The orig...

From civilizingbooks


Gandhi: An Autobiography / The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Gandhi, Mohandas K. [Mahatma]; Mahadev Desai [Translator]

London: Phoenix Press, 1949 First British edition, publisher's original cloth and dust jacket. Former owner's name on the front-free endpaper, faint blanching to upper covers, and age-toning to page margins, else book in fine condition; dust jacke...

From Idler Fine Books


A Magician Among The Spirits, By Harry Houdini by Houdini, Harry

STATED FIRST EDITION Harper & Brothers, New York and London MCMXXIV (1924) . EX-LIB. Good Condition/ No dust jacket if issued. LIBRARY-BOUND, Pages no longer bright. Houdini and author Arthur Conan Doyle frontis photograph is in nice shape. ORIGINAL PE...

From Mary Riversong


Go Quietly...or Else by Agnew, Spiro T

U.S.A.: William Morrow. Hardcover. 0688036686 Signed and inscribed by Spiro Agnew upon half-title page. 288 pages. Index. "A powerful book in which Mr. Agnew challenges the widely held beliefs about his alleged involvement in bribery and extortion...



Irving's Life of Washington [5 volumes-leather] by Irving, Washington

GP Putnam and Company, NY, 1859. Hardcover. Fine. "George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Father...

From civilizingbooks


Moman Pruiett Criminal Lawyer by Moman Pruiett

Moman Pruiett Criminal Lawyer (Autobiography 1st Edition 1st Printing 1944 Hardcover w/ Rare Dust Jacket) Title Page Summary: "The life story of the man who defended 343 persons charged with murder. The record shows 303 acquittals and the only client to h...

From Bronze Anthology LLC


THE TWENTY-FIFTH MAN The Strange Story of Ed. Morrell, the Hero of Jack London's "Star Rover" by Morrell, Ed

Montclair, NJ: New Era Publishing Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED and inscribed by author; Spine lettering darkened, rubs at spine ends and corners . ...

From Gravelly Run Antiquarians


The Lady Of The Limberlost The Life and Letters of Gene Stratton-Porter by Meehan, Jeannette (Porter)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Text is clean. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Spine lettering rubbed off/spine cloth soiled. Corners bumped/rubbed with fabric just beginni...

From Dan Glaeser Books


No Time for Rest by Cutler, Robert

Boston: Little Brown, 1966. Very rare book. Robert Cutler (1895-1974) was the first United States National Security Advisor. The position was created for him by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Cutler served in the United States Army, eventually being pr...

From Charity Bookstall


Motherhood In Bondage (1928 Limited Author's Ed. W/Dj) by Sanger, Margaret

By Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood. BRENTANO'S, NY 1928 "AN AUTHOR'S EDITION OF FIVE HUNDRED NUMBERED COPIES HAS BEEN PRINTED FOR PRESENTATION OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 219. " Quite rare thus, especially including a dust jacket. Not price-cli...

From Mary Riversong


Sketch of the antiquities of the ancient city of Worcester, illustrated with fourteen copper-plates of perspective views of its public buildings, &c. [Bound with:] Memoirs of King Charles I and the Loyalists who suffered in his Cause. Chiefly extracted from Clarendon's History of the Rebellion. by Anonymous

London: London: printed for and sold by Greenland & Norris, Finsbury Square, 1805. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First editions, octavo. Sketch of Worcester: [2], 16pp, with full complement of 14 engraved plates, one folding. Memoirs of Charle...

From Lyppard Books


The Story of Opal The Journal of an Understanding Heart by Whiteley, Opal (with an Introduction by Ellery Sedgwick)

Boston, MA: Atlantic Monthly Press. Very Good+. 1920. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Limited to 650 copies - this is book number 521. Also included is a 1st Printing of the 1976 edition arranged and adapted by Jane Bou...

From S. Howlett-West Books (member of ABAA & ILAB)


Jam Yesterday by Cannell, Kathleen

New York, William Morrow and Company, 1945, hardcover, 238 pp, second printing in the year of publication, Very Good condition, lacking dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, light spine-end and corner wear, a few spots to boards and head...

From West of Eden Books


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