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The Raphael Book

By: Frank Roy Fraprie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page & Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018691

Condition: Very Good


Decorated cloth with photo pastedown, internal and external library markings, binding tight, frontispiece portrait, git inscription on ffep., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Wilbur and Orville

By: Fred Howard

Price: $95.00  $45.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 021380

Condition: Fine


Full leather binding with gilt decoration and gilt lettering. Hubbed spine. Gilt page edges. Decorative end sheets. Silk ribbon bookmark.Easton's notes are laid in. View more info

"Hello Freddy": A Glimpse of Tony Award Winner Freddy Wittop (Signed)

By: Freddy Wittop

Price: $75.00  $25.00

Publisher: Henry M. Flagler Museum: 1988

Seller ID: 031530

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by the author inside front cover. Also inscribed by Ken Jones, Assistant Director of The Henry M. Flagler Museum; and signed by Joan Runkel, Curator of the Museum. Paperback. Includes two 8 x 10" personal photos of Wittop taken in Paris by Ken Jones. Illustrated. 48pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

"Hello Freddy": A Glimpse of Tony Award Winner Freddy Wittop

By: Freddy Wittop

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry M. Flagler Museum: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031531

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. Illustrated. 48pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Caught England, Bowled Australia: A Cricket Slave's Complex Story [SIGNED]

By: Frith, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Eva Press: 1997

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 017646

ISBN: 0953121100

Condition: Fine


Inscribed by David Frith on title page. Interior is otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows modest edgewear and is now protected by clear mylar. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Adventures of a Bookseller (First American Edition)

By: G. Orioli

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Co: 1938

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 025049

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth with gold lettering, previous owner's name written inside front cover, there is no other writing in the book, fore-edge of text block is lightly soiled, 329pp., head of dust-jacket and spine are chipped, full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Adventures Of Roberto Rossellini: His Life And Films

By: Gallagher, Tag

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 027407

ISBN: 0306808730

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. Pictorial cover. Illustrated. No writing in the book. x, 802pp., index. "The Godfather of the French New Wave." Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Kays Gary, columnist: A collection of his writings (Signed First Edition)

By: Gary Kays; C. A. McKnight [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlotte, NC, East Woods Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 027648

ISBN: 0914788434

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth with gold lettering. Author's warm inscription on half title page. No other writing in the book. Illustrated. 185pp. Includes a bunch of newspaper articles by the author. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Kays Gary, Columnist: A collection of his writings compiled by his friends (Signed)

By: Gary Kays; C. A. McKnight [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlotte, NC, East Woods Press: 1981

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 036061

ISBN: 0914788434

Condition: Near Fine


Signed First Printing. Brown cloth with gold spine lettering. Illustrated. Mylar cover. Dust jacket is price clipped. 185pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Kays Gary, Columnist: A collection of his writings compiled by his friends (Signed First Printing)

By: Gary Kays; C. A. McKnight [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlotte, NC, East Woods Press: 1981

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 036062

Condition: Very Good +


Author's gift inscription on the half title page. Brown cloth with gold spine lettering. Illustrated. Mylar cover. Dust jacket is not price clipped. 185pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Queen of the Tempest: Elizabeth Stuart of Heidelberg: Her Story

By: Gault Mac Gowan

Price: $200.00  $150.00

Publisher: England, Published for the Summer Exhibition in Heidelberg Castle England and the Palatinate: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037750

Condition: Very Good


Introduction by W. Somerset Maugham. Stated First Edition. Commemorating the 350th anniversary of he marriage of Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain to the Elector Frederick V of Heidelberg in 1613 from which union the present British Royal Family is descended. Paperback. Pictorial scene on rear cover. Previous owner's name stamped on front cover and on first two pages. Illustrated. 134pp. Rare. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Memoirs 1925-1950 and Memoirs 1950-1963 (2 volumes)

By: George F. Keenan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston and Toronto, Little, Brown and Company: 1967

Seller ID: 039034

Condition: Very Good


Volume 2 is a first edition. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. Original cloth. 583; 368pp., indexes. Full refund if not satisfied. No international shipping. View more info

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt (2 volumes) First American Edition

By: George Tomline

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Abraham Small: 1821

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 030586

Condition: Good


Two volumes complete. This is the First American Edition. Paper-covered boards with paper spine label (worn and chipped). Text is clean and unmarked. Spine worn and chipped. Boards dampstained. 452; 464pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

JOURNAL OF MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON: Great Americana

By: George Washington

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Readex Microprint: 1966

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 031982

Condition: Near Fine


Facsimile reprint of 1754. 32pp. Brown leatherette. Howes W-134. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. Part of the Great Americana series. View more info

The New Noah

By: Gerald Durrell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Seller ID: 013782

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's name written on flyleaf - no other writing in the book. Pen-and-ink illustrations throughout. Endleaves stained, but text pages are clean and crisp. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Spine faded. A tightly bound, pleasing copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Modern Library)

By: Gertrude Stein

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1980

Edition: First Modern Library Edition

Seller ID: 036629

Condition: Very Good +


An account of the author's life together with Taklas in Paris, before, during and after World War I and of their close friends including Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Cocteau, Appollinaire, Pound, Eliot, and Hemingway. Brown cloth. Dust jacket is price clipped. 252pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

By: Gertrude Stein

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Literary Guild: 1933

Seller ID: 039549

Condition: Very Good


Black publisher's cloth silver lettering on spine and front cover. Frontispiece. vii, 310pp. Slightly cocked. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro (Signed)

By: Geyer, Georgie Anne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1991

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 030365

ISBN: 0316308935

Condition: Near Fine


This copy is inscribed by the author on the front free end paper to the former U. S. Ambassador to Egypt (Roy Atherton). Two toned cloth with gold spine lettering. Illustrated. Last free end paper has pencil notes. There is no other writing in the book. xvii, 445pp., index. Spine slightly cocked. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life

By: Gibson, Ian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 1997-09-16

Seller ID: 023968

ISBN: 0679774017

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. Near fine, with light shelf wear. No writing in the text. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Thomas Jefferson and the Education of a Citizen (First Edition)

By: Gilreath, James [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Library of Congress: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036863

ISBN: 0844409650

Condition: Near Fine


A book of essays on the writings of Thomas Jefferson, which hold endless fascination for Americans and...for thoughtful people worldwide. Sand cloth with gold spine lettering. Portrait frontispiece. xv, 383pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Hancock the Superb (First Edition)

By: Glenn Tucker

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018622

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with photos and drawings, slightly soiled cloth, dust-jacket price clipped and chipped a little at head & tail of spine, binding tight, no writing in the book - not even an owners name. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Eliot's Early Years (First Paperback Edition)

By: Gordon, Lyndall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1978

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 030915

ISBN: 0195200861

Condition: Very Good


The most thorough and best written account of Eliot's early life and works. First paperback edition. Illustrated cover. A few pages with underlining. xii, 174pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Von Richthofen Sisters: The Triumphant and the Tragic Modes of Love

By: Green, Martin Burgess

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, Univ of New Mexico Pr: 1974

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 028573

ISBN: 0826310389

Condition: Very Good +


Paperback. Pictorial cover. No writing in the book. Illustrated. Fore-edge of textblock a bit soiled. xxiv, 396pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Black List (First Edition)

By: Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy; Mitchell, Elvis

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Atria Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035541

ISBN: 1416594191

Condition: Fine


In The Black List, twenty-five prominent African-Americans of various professions, disciplines, and backgrounds offer their own stories and insights on the struggles, triumphs, and joys of black life in America and, in the process, redefine "black list" for a new century. As seen in original portraits by renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and in a series of incisive interviews conducted by award-winning journalist, critic, academic, and radio host ... View more info

Rodin: A Biography

By: Grunfeld, Frederic V.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co: 1987-10-01

Seller ID: 028576

ISBN: 0805002790

Condition: Fine


Fine hardcover in fine dust jacket. Dust jacket has been placed in a glossy Mylar sleeve. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Life of Luther, in Forty-Eight Historical Engravings

By: Gustav Koenig; Archdeacon Hare; Susanna Winkworth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1857

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 027080

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in blue buckram with black leather spine label. Gold lettering. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper (also personal library stamp); Gift inscription and writing on front free end-paper. Personal library embossed seal on title page. Frontispiece. 48 Engravings with tissue guards. ix, 157pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Life of John C. Calhoun (First Edition)

By: Gustavus M. Pinckney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charleston, SC, Walker, Evans & Cogswell: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027202

Condition: Very Good +


Royal cloth. Gold lettering and design. Portrait frontispiece. Several personal library marks (internal). Color folding map. Writing inside rear board and on end-paper. 252pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Queen Margot: Wife of Henry of Navarre

By: H. Noel Williams

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015073

Condition: Very Good


With sixteen illustrations in photogravure - plates and frontispiece protected by tissue guards. Pages are lightly tanned but clean and crisp. Contains previous owner's attractive bookplate with name in red ink - no other writing or markings in the book. Interior hinge cracked, but binding is tight and square. Deckled fore and tail edges, gilt head edge. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and coat of arms to front board. Covers show minimal wear. A handsom... View more info

The Scandalous Mrs. Blackford (First Edition)

By: Harnett T. Kane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner, Inc: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027803

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth with red lettering. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. vi, 282pp. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

No Voice from the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper

By: Harris, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray Publishers, Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 031479

ISBN: 0719555671

Condition: Near Fine


This volume recounts an odyssey through country houses in the years after World War II. Between 1946 and 1961 the author visited over 200 houses, becoming aware of the riches they contained, which were under threat from demolition men and dealers. He describes Nikolaus Pevsner being mistaken for the gas-meter-reader; reveals a secret hoard of porcelain at Slindon; and the curious discovery of an Alsatian in the bath at Draycot Cerne. In a dining room the family portraits... View more info

Charles H. Percy: A Political Perspective (SIGNED)

By: Hartley, Robert E

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally & Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 015433

ISBN: 0528810189

Condition: Very Good +


Inscribed to previous owner by Bob Hartley. No other writing or markings. Clean, bright text. Front endsheets lightly soiled. Binding tight and square. Dust jacket shows minimal toning/wear and has small closed tear at tail edge of back cover. Now protected by clean mylar and looks sharp. A nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Get Thee Behind Me: My Life as a Preacher's Son (First Edition)

By: Hartzell Spence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York and London, Whittlesey House: 1942

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 028367

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with black and white illustration and lettering. Author's signature on front free end paper. There is no other writing in the book. 375pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Medora Field Perkerson (FIrst Edition)

By: Harvey Dan Abrams

Price: $15.00

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039536

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by the author on front cover. Reprinted from the Atlanta Historical Bulletin. Paperback. 24 page stapled pamphlet. Not about Margaret Mitchell, but much mention of her. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life Work of James Clement Furman (First Edition)

By: Harvey Toliver Cook

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Greenville, SC, Alester G, Furman: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040343

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Lightly stained covers. Minor damp-stained text. Frontispiece with tissue guard. vii, 363pp., index. Furman was first President of Furman University. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Unbelievable!: Faith, Reason, & the Search for Truth

By: Haun, Joseph R.; Reed, A. D. [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Candler, NC, Pisgah Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 038662

ISBN: 0615517374

Condition: Near Fine


A memoir of a scientist's philosophical journey toward enlightened humanism. Paperback. Inscribed by the author on title page. xiv, 201pp., index. First printing. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Years Flew By: The Recollections of Madame Sidney Gifford Czira

By: Hayes, Alan [Editor]; White, Jack [Other Contributor]; Lewis, Gifford [Foreword];

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arlen House: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 031628

ISBN: 1903631009

Condition: Very Good


Brennan, along with here five sisters, the Giffords, contributed to many of the developments of the 20th century. For 65 years she was well-known as a journalist, broadcaster and political activist (in the nationalist struggle). Paperback. Near fine. No writing in the book. xlviii, 241pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Last of the Great Scouts (Buffalo Bill) First Edition

By: Helen Cody Wetmore and Zane Grey

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author's daughter

Seller ID: 026304

Condition: Very Good -


Rust cloth with black lettering and design. Front cover discolored in some spots. Inscription by Buffalo Bill's niece (the author's daughter) on front free end-paper. No other writing in the book. xi, 333pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Education of Henry Adams (The Franklin Library)

By: Henry Adams

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 041556

Condition: Fine


The Education of Henry Adams is an autobiography that records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams, in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th-century educational theory and practice. Limited Edition. Full leather with raised bands. Illustrated. Silk moire end papers. Bound in silk ribbon page mark. xiv, 530pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life of Jonathan Wild the Great (in slip case)

By: Henry Fielding

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1966

Edition: First Folio Society edition

Seller ID: 019090

Condition: Fine


Binding is white linen with brown repeating pattern. Green top stain. Orange clip case. The slip case is near fine with a tiny break in the cloth at the bottom edge. View more info

All in a Life-time (First Edition)

By: Henry Morgenthau

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029260

Condition: Very Good -


Navy cloth with gold lettering and design on spine and front cover. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. Illustrated. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. 454pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Covenant: The life and times of a late-coming pilgrim (First Edition)

By: Henry Van Zandt Cobb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037664

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Pictorial cover. xlix, 499pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Life of Michael Angelo (2 volumes)

By: Hermann Grimm

Price: $75.00  $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co: 1877

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 030892

Condition: Very Good +


Translated by Fannie Elizabeth Bunnett. New Edition with Additions. Illustrated with Photogravure plates from works of art. Complete 2 volume set in illustrated burgundy cloth. Gold lettering and design on spine and front covers. Volume 1 has very rare original dust jacket in very good condition. xiv, 558; vii, 536pp., index. One page gathering in volume 2 is pulled (but holding). Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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In the Arena: An Autobiography (Signed First Edition)

By: Heston, Charlton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 035248

ISBN: 0684803941

Condition: Fine


Describing a career that spans half a century, one of America's favorite actors tells of his childhood shyness, personal insecurities, early steps to Broadway and television, and behind-the-scenes accounts of his great epic films. Inscribed by the author on title page. First Edition. Two toned brown cloth. Illustrated. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. 592pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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A Sabbath Life: One Woman's Search for Wholeness

By: Hirsch, Kathleen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: North Point Press: 2001-04-01

Inscription: Inscribed

Seller ID: 018182

ISBN: 0865475989

Condition: Near Fine


This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied. Inscribed. View more info

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The Tangier Diaries

By: Hopkins, John

Price: $100.00  $50.00

Publisher: Cadmus Editions: 1998-01-01

Seller ID: 026982

ISBN: 9322745010

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine pictorial paperback, lgiht shelf wear, no creases to the covers. Clean white pages. View more info

Memories and Opinions (Signed First Edition)

By: Horace Dutton Taft

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 027480

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gold lettering. Author's gift inscription on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. Spine and part of front board evenly sunned. Illustrated with photos. 336pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Taft was founder of Taft School in Waterbury, CT. View more info

General Grant's Last Stand: A Biography

By: Horace Green

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018908

Condition: Very Good


Royal cloth, gold gilt, portrait frontispiece, illustrated, binding tight, dust-jacket worn with small pieces missing on corners and head & tail of spine, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Hugh Young: A Surgeon's Autobiography

By: Hugh Young

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1940

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 036925

Condition: Very Good


Denim cloth with gold spine lettering. Color frontispiece. Gift inscription on front free end paper. Illustrated. 554pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Albrecht Durer: A Biography

By: Hutchison, Jane Campbell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1990

Seller ID: 037388

ISBN: 069103978X

Condition: Very Good


Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was one of the world's great artistic geniuses, unique among his contemporaries in his ability to translate the basic principles of the Italian Renaissance into the northern European style to which he was born. In addition, he was an exemplary figure of the early Reformation: one of the first people to become interested in Martin Luther's writings, he also counted most of Germany's leading humanists among his friends. This major biography links... View more info

REISSUE OF WORKS BY I COMPTON BURNETT-A Family and A Fortune-XII

By: I. Compton-Burnett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1967

Seller ID: 032923

Condition: Very Good


Very good hardcover with clean white pages in very good yellow dust jacket with burgundy lettering. Moderate shelf wear, small open tears at the corners. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info