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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

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

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

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History Of the Life of Richard Coeur-De-Lion, King of England (2 Vols)

By: James, G. P. R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, J. & H. G. Langley: 1842

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 047015

Condition: Good Condition


(2 vols.) ex library with spine number, book plates removed, several light stamps inside. Covers moderately worn, interior foxed. Size: 8vo. 637 pages. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. 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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Henry Smith: England's Silver-Tongued Preacher

By: Jenkins, R. B.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Macon, Mercer University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 048056

ISBN: 0865540772

Condition: Very Good Condition


Size: 8vo. 131 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 9. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Religion & Theology. ISBN/EAN: 9780865540774. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. 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

Image for Sketch of Ransom Mills Gould [1793 - 1878] with an Account of His Death, etc.

Sketch of Ransom Mills Gould [1793 - 1878] with an Account of His Death, etc.

By: Jillson, Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Worcester, Private printing: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 057668

Condition: Fair Condition


Wrappers worn, chipped, detached. Edition limited to 100 copies. Paper age toned and almost brittle. Lost his life in a horse and buggy collision! Size: Large Octavo. 32 pages. Illustrator: Frontispiece portrait. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 pound or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. 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

Sprightly Running: Part of an Autobiography

By: John Wain

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042947

Condition: Very Good -


Paperback. Reprint edition. Previous owner's name written and/or stamped inside covers and/or on title page. ix, 264pp. 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

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The Works of Samuel Johnson with an Essay on his Life... by Arthur Murphy (Vol 1 of 12)

By: Johnson, Samuel [1709 - 1784]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Nichols & Son: 1801

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 055571

Condition: Good Condition


(Vol. 1 only of 12) Leather scuffed, little edge wear, back strip chipped, hinges cracked. Book plate inside. Paper age toned with very light foxing but not brittle. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 222 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

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The Works of Samuel Johnson (Vol 3 of 12)

By: Johnson, Samuel [1709 - 1784]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Nichols & Son: 1801

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 055572

Condition: Good Condition


(Vol. 3 only of 12) Leather scuffed, little edge wear, back strip chipped, hinges cracked. Book plate inside. Paper age toned with very light foxing but not brittle. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 444 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

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The Works of Samuel Johnson (Vol 5 of 12)

By: Johnson, Samuel [1709 - 1784]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Nichols & Son: 1801

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 055573

Condition: Good Condition


(Vol. 5 only of 12) Leather scuffed, little edge wear, back strip chipped, hinges cracked. Book plate inside. Paper age toned with very light foxing but not brittle. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 443 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

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The Works of Samuel Johnson (Vol 6 of 12)

By: Johnson, Samuel [1709 - 1784]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Nichols & Son: 1801

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 055574

Condition: Good Condition


(Vol. 6 only of 12) Leather scuffed, edge wear, back strip chipped, hinges cracked. Book plate inside. Paper age toned with very light foxing but not brittle. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 400 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

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The Works of Samuel Johnson (Vol 9 of 12)

By: Johnson, Samuel [1709 - 1784]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Nichols & Son: 1801

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 055575

Condition: Good Condition


(Vol. 9 only of 12) Leather scuffed, edge wear, back strip chipped, hinges cracked. Book plate inside. Paper age toned with very light foxing but not brittle. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 462 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

Image for George Marsh Hero & Martyr 1515 - 1555

George Marsh Hero & Martyr 1515 - 1555

By: Johnston, James

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Bolton, Tillotsons: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 047520

Condition: Good Condition


Wrappers soiled, little edge wear, staples rusting. Title page soiled and some wrinkling at edges of some pages. Printed for Commemoration of 365th anniversary of martyrdom of George Marsh at Chester, 4/24/1555. Size: 8vo. 15 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 pound or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Religion & Theology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. 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

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Life Of John Viriamu Jones (Welsh Educator)

By: Jones, Katharine Viriamu

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051604

Condition: Very Good Condition


Dust jacket rubbed, edges worn, back torn. Covers little stained at bottom edges. Size: 8vo. viii + 400. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Education. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

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Cofiant Thomas Gee [1815 - 1898]

By: Jones, Thomas Gwynn

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dinbych, Geeva'i Fab: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054936

Condition: Very Good Condition


(2 Vols) Leather scuffed, pages edges untrimmed and book apparently never read. Gee a prominent printer and publisher as well as Methodist advocate. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 661 pages. 2-volume set (complete). Text is in Welsh. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Welsh Language; Religion & Theology. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. 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

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

Image for Dr. George McClellan (1796-1847) and his Jefferson Medical College and Medical Center

Dr. George McClellan (1796-1847) and his Jefferson Medical College and Medical Center

By: Kauffman, James Laurence

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Newcomen Society of North America: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 057504

Condition: Good Condition


Light edge soiling, staples rusted. The Newcomen Society of North America was chartered in 1961, following the earlier establishment in 1923 of the Newcomen Society in England. The focus is on "material history, as distinguished from political history". This includes education, business, banking, railroads, utilities, insurance, & other enterprises contributing to the progress of society. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size).... View more info

Image for Alfred Chester Beatty and Ireland 1950-1968: a Study in Cultural Politics

Alfred Chester Beatty and Ireland 1950-1968: a Study in Cultural Politics

By: Kennedy, Brian P.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dublin, Glendale Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052095

ISBN: 0907606490

Condition: Very Good Condition


Size: 8vo. 202 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780907606499. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info

Image for Creative Tension: Life and Thought of Kenneth Boulding

Creative Tension: Life and Thought of Kenneth Boulding

By: Kerman, Cynthia Earl

Price: $8.50

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051141

ISBN: 0472515004

Condition: Very Good Condition


Dust jacket little rubbed. Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xv + 380. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 4. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780472515004. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. View more info