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A Life of Napoleon Bonaparte with a Sketch of Josephine, Empress of the French

By: Ida M. Tarbell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Moffat Yard & Co: 1909

Edition: Seventh Impression

Seller ID: 028745

Condition: Very Good -


Red embossed cloth with gold spine lettering. No writing in the book. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrated. 485pp., index. Rear hinge split (but holding strong). Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr

By: Isenberg, Nancy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Adult: 2007

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 041888

ISBN: 0670063525

Condition: Like New


Charcoal boards. Illustrated. xiii, 540pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied.Challenges popular beliefs about the infamous Revolutionary era figure, revealing how a politically aggressive Alexander Hamilton subverted Burr's career through a slanderous letter-writing campaign, in a complimentary portrait that presents evidence of Burr's political talents and dedicated patriotism. View more info

A Great Russian Realist (Feodor Dostoieffsky)

By: J. A. T. Lloyd

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, John Lane Company: 1912

Seller ID: 006003

Condition: Near Fine


Nice copy. Inside the front cover a book plate has been removed. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Women in Mark Twain's World (SIGNED)

By: J. Harold Smith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, A Hearthstone Book/Carlton Press, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 014462

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by J. Harold Smith on flyleaf. No other writing or markings in the book. Slight tear at fore edge of pp 10-11. Else pages neat and crisp. Dust jacket shows modest wear and has moisture stains on back cover. Now protected by mylar. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Traveller Extraordinary: The Life of James Bruce of Kinnaird (First Edition)

By: J. M. Reid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The History Book Club: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023294

Condition: Very Good


Yellow illustrated cloth, black lettering and design, illustrated end-papers (maps), frontispiece portrait, no writing in the book, 320pp., index, quite a nice copy, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Story of My Life (First Edition)

By: J. Marion Sims

Price: $100.00  $50.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039027

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Edited by the author's son, H. Marion-Sims, M.D. Original green cloth. Gold spine lettering. Private library mark. Decorated end-papers. Mylar cover. 471pp., with ads. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Washington and His Generals (2 volumes)

By: J. T. Headley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Baker and Scribner: 1847

Edition: Tenth Thousand

Seller ID: 041250

Condition: Good


Black cloth. Gutters heavily worn. Head & tail of spines chipped. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 348; 372pp. Illustrations with tissue guards. Some marginalia. A very good reading set. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 (in slip case)

By: James Boswell

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2006

Edition: Second printing of 1985 Folio So

Seller ID: 018735

Condition: Fine


Binding is quarter burgundy cloth on a pictorial front cover. Slip case is burgundy and is near fine due to rubs on one side. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson

By: James Boswell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London and New York, J. M. Dent & Co: 1901

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 039377

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with original paper spine labels. 3 volume complete set. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. About 100 illustrations (many with tissue guards). Top edges gilt. Mylar covers. Illustrated end papers. xl, 458; viii, 464; viii, 466pp., index. Sixth Edition. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Among the Craft: Notes by the Way: Sterling P. Rounds

By: James Eckman, Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Typophiles: 1970

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 028547

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. Stapled booklet. Illustrated cover. No writing in the book. Portrait frontispiece. xiii, 25pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Country Lawyer: The Memoirs of James J. Butler (First Edition)

By: James J. Butler

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Carthage, NY, Carthage Printing and Publishing Co: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029882

Condition: Very Good +


Butler was a practicing attorney for 62 years in Carthage, NY. Paperback. Illustrated. No writing in the book. 60pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Way of a Man - An Autobiography (First Edition)

By: James K. Feibleman

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037172

Condition: Very Good +


Famed Tulane University philosopher. The personal story of one of the most interesting figures of his time. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated. Textured end papers. Includes the Tulane Report, Spring 1970 issue featuring the author. Mylar cover. 401pp. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

mules, donkeys and burros

By: james m. davis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carlton Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008545

Condition: Near Fine


Binding is tight. Jacket has discoloration on the back. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Little Minister (2 volumes)

By: James Matthew Barrie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Lovett, Coryeff and Co: 1892

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 035067

Condition: Very Good


Complete 2 volume set. Burgundy cloth with gold lettering and design. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrated. xliv, 290; vi, 326pp. Personal bookplates inside front covers. 10 etchings. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Works of James Thomson. With his Last Corrections and Improvements. Vol 1

By: James Thomson

Price: $75.00  $25.00

Publisher: London, 1762

Seller ID: 010944

Condition: Very Good -


Good to very good condition. Full leather, scuffed boards, covers attached but show wear and reinforcement. There are two book plates of former owners one on the inside cover and one on the first end sheet. Pages and binding in healthy condition. This is Volume 1 only of four volumes. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Face to Face with Kaiserism (First Edition)

By: James W. Gerard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland, Goodrich & Stewart: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029457

Condition: Very Good


Author was U.S. Ambassador to the Imperial German Court. Red cloth with gold lettering and design on spine and front cover. Personal bookplate on front free end paper. No writing in the book. Illustrated. Frontispiece. xii-380pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Modern Library)

By: Jefferson, Thomas; Koch, Adrienne; Peden, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1944

Edition: First Modern Library Edition

Seller ID: 036963

Condition: Near Fine


First Modern Library edition. Red cloth with black labels on spine and front cover with gold lettering. Mylar cover. xliv, 730pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Hogarth: A Life and a World (First Edition)

By: Jenny Uglow

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021232

ISBN: 0374171696

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gold lettering, previous owner's name written inside front board, there is no other writing in the book, illustrated, xviii, 794pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Tributes to the Memory of John Patton Drennan

By: Jerry Donahue

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Review Printing & Stationery Co: 1919

Seller ID: 015216

Condition: Very Good +


Pamphlet with cord tie. Photo portrait pastedown. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Enter Talking (Uncorrected Proof)

By: Joan Rivers with Richard Meryman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1986

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 028683

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. No writing in the book. xii, 373pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Autobiogrpahy of Benjamin Franklin (The Franklin Library)

By: John Bigelow, Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 041559

Condition: Fine


Limited Edition. Full leather with raised bands. Illustrated. Silk moire end papers. Bound in silk ribbon page mark. 228pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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From Physicist to Priest

By: John C. Polkinghorne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, SPCK Publishing: 2007

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 040757

ISBN: 0281059152

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth with silver spine lettering. Private library mark. 182pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

William Peters Hepburn (First Edition)

By: John Ely Briggs

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Iowa City, IA, The State Historical Society of Iowa: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035956

Condition: Very Good


From the Iowa Biographical Series edited by Benjamin F. Shambaugh. First Edition. Red cloth with gold lettering and design on spine and front cover. xv, 469pp., index. Previous owner's name written inside front cover. Illustrations with tissue guards. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

By: John Erskine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1925

Edition: Reprint edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 018091

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by the author on front blank end-paper, there is no other writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

My Life as a Teacher (First Edition)

By: John Erskine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and New Yor, J. B. Lippincott: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021973

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gold lettering, 249pp., with an index, no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life of General Washington

By: John Marshall

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Derby & Jackson: 1860

Seller ID: 015439

Condition: Very Good


Purple cloth covers with embossed boards and heavily decorated gilt to spine. Spine and edges of boards quite faded. Mild chipping to spine edges and one small piece near center of backstrip. Interior unmarked. Pages are toned from age but are crisp and neat. Binding tight. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard. A nice copy, attractive despite fading. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Philip D. Adler: A Man and a Tradition

By: John Newhouse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, A. Colish: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 033743

Condition: Very Good +


Gift inscription by the subject (Philip D. Adler) on front free end paper. Two toned cloth with gold spine lettering. Folding color frontispiece. 79pp. Limited edition #565 of 1,000 copies. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt, Attorney-General of the United States (2 Volumes)

By: John P. Kennedy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard: 1850

Seller ID: 019742

Condition: Fair


Set includes frontispiece portrait and fold-out facsimile letter from Mr. Wirt. Two volumes bound in grey cloth with decorative embossed boards and gilt lettering to spine. Covers show significant wear with chipping to spines and corners. Interiors are foxed with pencil markings. Vol 2 has a few loose pages which protrude slightly from textbook - otherwise both volumes are tightly bound. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

John Stuart Mill Autobiography

By: John Stuart Mill

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1969

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 030957

ISBN: 0395051297

Condition: Near Fine


Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Jack Stillinger, University of Illinois. Paperback. Illustrated cover. Previous owner's return address label inside front cover. xxv, 196pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

George Horace Lorimer and the Saturday Evening Post (Signed First Edition)

By: John Tebbel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 026271

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gold spine lettering (faded), author's inscription on front free end-paper, there is no other writing in the book, frontispiece, xii, 335pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Snake Doctor

By: John Witherspoon Frierson, V

Price: $12.50

Publisher: self published: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: signed by author

Seller ID: 007219

Condition: Fine


Nice Copy. View more info

The Man of Indepndence (a biography of Harry Truman)

By: Jonathan Daniels

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia New York, Lippincott: 1950

Edition: third impression

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 022303

Condition: Very Good


The book has no major defects, just general wear. Jacket protected by mylar. Signed by author on first front end paper. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Amazing Mr. Longfellow; Little Known Facts About a Well-Known Poet (signed)

By: Jones, Herbert G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Portland, Maine, The Longfellow Press: 1957

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004044

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Author Limited to 2500 copies. Signed by the author on the copyright page. The book contains pen sketches by the Author. 133 pages. View more info

Frank Tannenbaum: A Biographical Essay (First Edition - Advanced Reading Copy

By: Joseph Maier and Richard Weatherhead

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Columbia University, NY, University Seminars: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024400

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, gold lettering, advanced reading copy, portrait frontispiece at Foreword by James, no writing in the book, v, 41pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Eleanor and Franklin

By: Joseph P. Lash

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Easton Press: 1991

Seller ID: 021377

Condition: Near 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

Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of their relationship based on Eleanor Roosevelt's private papers (Signed Limited Edition)

By: Joseph P. Lash

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 025043

Condition: Near Fine


Full navy leather with gold lettering and design, hubbed spine, silk moire end papers, bound in silk bookmark, author's signature on front free end-paper with tissue guard, xviii, 897pp., index, no writing in the book, all page edges gold, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Memory's Lane: Jospeh Spurgeon Hiatt (Signed)

By: Joseph Spurgeon Hiatt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Piedmont Press: 1959

Edition: Fifth Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 033760

Condition: Very Good


Navy paneled cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Author's gift inscription on front free end paper. Frontispiece portrait. Illustrated. 132pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

I'd Be Nothing Without You (Signed First Edition)

By: Josephine Grahling

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029265

Condition: Very Good


"Readers get hooked on the book and can't put it down." Paperback. Pictorial cover. Author's gift inscription on half title page. There is no other writing in the book. Illustrated end papers. Black and white illustrations. 273pp Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Tar Heel Editor

By: Josephus Daniels

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037511

Condition: Very Good


Denim cloth with gold lettering. Dust jacket not price clipped. Mylar cover. Illustrated. Gift inscription on front free end paper. xix, 544pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Essays on William Chambers Coker, Passionate Botanist (New)

By: Joslin, Mary Coker

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, UNC-Chapel Hill Library/Botanical Garden Foundation: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036742

ISBN: 0972160000

Condition: New


In this collection of biographical essays, Mary Coker Joslin chronicles the many contributions of William Chambers Coker (1872-1953) as a creative scientist, an infectious teacher, a practical landscape designer, an editor, and a writer whose influence continues to resonate throughout North Carolina. After leaving a successful banking career to become a botanist, Coker became the first professor of botany at the University of North Carolina and founded enduring instituti... View more info

Kelleygrams (Signed First Edition)

By: Judge Camille Kelley

Price: $30.00

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 028274

Condition: Very Good


Navy illustrated cloth with silver lettering and design. Author's gift inscription opposite portrait frontispiece. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Fidel Castro (First Edition)

By: Jules Dubois

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis and New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039588

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. By the American correspondent who knew Castro best. Two toned cloth. Illustrated. Dust jacket is not price-clipped but has some clear tape repairs. 391pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Ethel Waters Finally Home (Signed First Edition)

By: Juliann DeKorte

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, NJ, Fleming H. Revell: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 025961

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth with blue lettering, author's gift inscription on front free end-paper, previous owner's name written on title page and front free end-paper, mylar cover, 128pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Life in the Orient

By: K. H. Basmajian

Price: $150.00  $100.00

Publisher: New York, American Tract Society: 1910

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 017694

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, green cloth (faded and spotted), portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, 277pp., owner's signature on ffep, text clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Shakespeare"s Life and World (in slip case)

By: Katherine Duncan-Jones

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2004

Edition: First Folio Society edition

Seller ID: 018361

Condition: Fine


Binding is maroon cloth beside a pictorial front cover. Lettering on spine is gilt. Ivory colored slip case. End sheets are a top view of London. 308 pages with index. View more info

The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM

By: Kevin Maney

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons: 2003

Seller ID: 037679

Condition: Very Good +


First look at one of America's legendary business leaders. Paperback. xxv, 518pp. Pictorial cover. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered

By: Kirk, Russell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Peru, IL, Sherwood, Sugden and Co: 1988

Edition: First Printing of Revised Editio

Seller ID: 027472

ISBN: 089385039X

Condition: Fine


Paperback. No writing in the book. 255pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Brothers Van Eyck

By: Konody, P. G.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1907

Edition: First Ediition

Seller ID: 004266

Condition: Very Good +


Part of the series called "Bell's Miniature Series of Painters." Small Book. View more info

Kyra (Signed)

By: Kyra Petrovskaya

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 015169

Condition: Very Good +


Signed by the author on front free end paper. Dust jacket not price clipped. Illustrated. 344pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Woodswoman: A Young ecologist's life in the log cabin she built herself in the Adirondack wilderness (Signed)

By: LaBastille, Anne

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1978

Edition: 14th Printing

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 027184

ISBN: 0525485651

Condition: Very Good +


Paperback. Author's signature on half title page. There is no other writing in the book. vi, 277pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info