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The Years of George Montgomery (Deluxe Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 1981

Edition: limited to 250 copies

Seller ID: 007777

Condition: Very Good +


Full leather with gilt lettering. The gilt page edges are very lightly spotted. First page has a small spot of light paper loss - perhaps a name was renamed. View more info

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A Memorial to Dorothea Lynde Dix

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA, Harrisburg State Hospital: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014087

Condition: Very Good


Portrait frontispiece of Dorothea Dix protected by tissue guard. Text printed on quality laid paper. No writing in the book. Foxing on first and last pages, but text pages are clean and white. Black cloth spine with blue and gold paper cased boards. Light edgewear/fading along top edge of board. A tight, square copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Queen Elizabeth II 1952-1977

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Elm House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017520

Condition: Very Good +


Navy Blue Card Covers with original purple cardboard dustcover. Beautifully illustrated. Large folio, 72pp., with ads. No writing in the book - not even an owners name. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Frederick Emerson Clarke: In Memoriam: A Brief Biography and Voluntary Tributes (First Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Lawrence, MA, Wrighht and Potter: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022502

Condition: Very Good


Blue blind-stamped cloth, gold gilt lettering and design, portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrations with tissue guards, viii, 97pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

William Faulkner 1897-1962 Oxford, Mississippi: Honoring His 100th Birthday, September 25, 1997 (First Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, MS, Square Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024170

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled booklet, pictorial front cover, 12pp., illustrated, nice copy, no writing in the booklet, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes in the Congress of the United States on the Life and Contribution of Karl E. Mundt (First Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029123

Condition: Near Fine


Navy cloth with gold lettering and design on spine and front cover. Portrait frontispiece. No writing in the book. v, 38pp. Full refund if not satisfied. 93rd Congress, Second Session. Mundt was a South Dakota Senator. View more info

Big Daddy, You Are Fantastic: Paul Evans Hunt an Autobiography (First Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Self-published:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031560

Condition: Like New


Self-published, spiral bound, 221 pages. Illustrated with black and white photos. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Celebration of Life Service: Charlie Rome Silver and Angie Wise Silver (First Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Anders-Rice Funeral Home Chapel: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032940

Condition: Fine


Two Memorial Service notices bound in one leather-like volume. Nice copy. No writing in the book. Includes newspaper obituary of one of the deceased. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs (complete in 7 volumes)

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Chalres Knight, Pall-Mall East: 1833

Seller ID: 009810

Condition: Very Good +


Attractive set. Marbleized end sheets. There is a portrait plate for each subject.Gilt lettering on hubbed spines. View more info

The Haunts of Shakespear

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: International Engraving and Illustrated Co: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034711

Condition: Very Good -


Oblong paperback. Raised lettering and design on pictorial front cover. Illustrated in black and white. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

My Memoirs - Alexandre Dumas (First American Edition)

By: A. Craig Bell, Translator

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York, Chilton Company Book Division: 1961

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 028801

Condition: Very Good


Cloth spine with paper covered boards. Gold spine lettering. No writing in the book. Illustrated. ix, 257pp., index. Mylar cover. First American Edition. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life, Character and Public Services of Jas. A. Garfield (Signed First Edition)

By: A. G. Riddle

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Wm. Flint: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 041571

Condition: Very Good


Signed First Edition. Brown decorated cloth. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Inscribed by the author to a Congressman (Honorable W. L. Chaffee of Jefferson, Ohio). Envelope remainder addressed to Chaffee is laid in. Old newspaper article about the author is laid in. 427pp., with an erratum page. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Life of Clifton Clay or True Stories for Parents and Children

By: A. L. Coburn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charlotte, NC, Ray Printing Co:

Seller ID: 034628

Condition: Very Good


Written by A. L. Coburn in the years 1903-4. Paperback. Circa 1904. Original paper wraps. Two photo frontispieces (of the author and his wife). 179pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 (Library of America)

By: Abraham Lincoln; Don E. Fehrenbacher [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Library of America: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 033765

ISBN: 0940450437

Condition: Fine


Volume 1 of 2 only. Publisher's blue cloth with black and gold spine lettering and design. Mylar cover. xix, 898pp. Decorated end-papers. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 (Library of America) First Printing

By: Abraham Lincoln; Don E. Fehrenbacher [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Library of America: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039414

ISBN: 0940450437

Condition: Near Fine


Abraham Lincoln measured the promise and cost of American freedom in lucid and extraordinarily moving prose, famous for its native wit, simple dignity of expressions, and peculiarly American flavor. This volume, with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859-1865, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural law practice to national prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloqu... View more info

A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama...

By: Ada Sterling

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, Inc.: 1905

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 018106

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated from contemporary portraits, frontispiece with tissue guard, xxii, 386pp., index, binding tight, nice copy, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

THOMAS WOLFE, CAROLINA STUDENT. A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY. [At head: THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, LIBRARY EXTENSION PUBLICATION. VOL. XV. JANUARY 1950. NO. 2.

By: Agatha Boyd Adams

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Library: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032747

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Original printed wrappers. 91, [1], [4 blank] pp. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Melba: A Biography with chapters by Madame Melba on the Selection of Music as a Profession & on the Science of Singing (First Edition)

By: Agnes G. Murphy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Page & Company: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026509

Condition: Very Good -


Burgundy illustrated cloth with gold lettering and design. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Illustrated. Top edges gold. Inner hinges starting. xiv, 348pp., index. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Blue Ridge Mountain Memories: The True Story of a Mountain Girl at the Turn of the Century (First Edition)

By: Alice McGuire Hamilton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Atlanta, GA, Conger Printing and Publishing Co: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032618

Condition: Very Good


Recounts the 21 years of the author's life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Paperback. Pictorial cover. 176pp. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

I Am Ella Fountain Keesler Pratt: An Oral History (First Edition)

By: Alicia J. Rouverol

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Durham , NC, Durham Arts Council: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022945

Condition: Fine


Paperback, no writing in the book, xiii, 101pp., Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage (Volume I) Easton Press

By: Allan Nevins

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press:

Edition: Easton Press Edition

Seller ID: 032166

Condition: Fine


Part of the Library of the Presidents Series. Easton Press bookplate inside front cover. Dark green genuine full leather. 24K gilt page edges. 24K decorations and lettering on spine and covers. Decorated end papers. Hubbed spine. Bound-in silk ribbon book mark. ix, 442pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Ford: The Times, the Man, the Company (Signed)

By: Allan Nevins

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1954

Seller ID: 036331

Condition: Very Good


Author's signature on title page. Eighty illustrations. With the collaboration of Frank Ernest Hill. Teal blue cloth with spine label. Folding genealogical chart of the Ford family. xvi, 688pp., index. Illustrated in black and white. Mylar cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

MacArthur: The Life of a General (First Edition)

By: Allen Phelps Julian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021792

Condition: Near Fine


Orange cloth with black lettering, nice copy, no writing in the book, illustrated with photos, 179pp., index, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

My Testimony (First Edition)

By: Anatoly Marchenko; Translated by Michael Scammell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042420

Condition: Very Good -


First Edition. Black cloth. Page edges age tone. xix, 415pp. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Whisperin' Bill: An Autobiography : A Life of Music, Love, Tragedy & Triumph

By: Anderson, Bill

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, GA, Longstreet Press: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 042273

ISBN: 092926424X

Condition: Very Good +


First Printing. Cloth spine with paper covered boards. Textured end papers. Illustrated. 464pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Napoleon: a pictorial biography (A Studio Book)

By: Andre Maurois

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1964

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 015079

Condition: Very Good


No writing in the book - not even an owner's name. Light foxing to edges and endsheets. Text pages are lightly tanned, but clean and crisp. Numerous b&w photographs, reproductions of artwork, political cartoons, etc. Dust jacket is edgeworn with minimal creasing/tearing. Now protected by clear mylar, it looks sharp. A nice, tight copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

An Astronomer's Wife: The Biography of Angeline Hall (Signed First Edition)

By: Angelo Hall

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Nunn & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 030405

Condition: Very Good


The Halls of Goshen gold seal on front cover. Two toned cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Author's gift inscription on front free end-paper signed, "Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Taylor, with the author's kind regards." Frontispiece with tissue guard. 129pp. Front inner hinge split (but holding strong). Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Legacy of George Stanbury Flood, 1847-1935 : His Letters & Journal (First Edition)

By: Anne Carr; Sue Knopf

Price: $15.00

Publisher: LaCrosse, WI, Graffolio: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031402

ISBN: 0976643715

Condition: Like New


Paperback. Gift inscription inside front cover. xxiii, 200pp. Illustrated. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Britisher on Broadway.

By: Armstrong, Anthony.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000971

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author Armstrong was a popular columnist for Punch magazine. This is a collection of autobiographical anecdotes. Inscribed "Wishing you both a happy Xmas and all the best for the new year. Anthony Armstrong author. " Blue boards. 133 pages. View more info

The Saddest Story: A Biography of Ford Madox Ford (

By: Arthur Mizener

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, The World Publishing Company: 1971

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 024364

Condition: Fine


Two toned cloth, gold lettering, no writing in the book, xxiii, 616pp., index, original slipcase box in near fine condition, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

As One Student Assistant Saw HIm (Willard Sperry)

By: Arthur Preston Colbourn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: self published: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008291

Condition: Fine


Nice Copy. No writing in the book - not even an owners name. View more info

Woodrow Wilson (2 volumes) The Library of the Presidents Series by Easton Press

By: Arthur Walworth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1978

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 032164

Condition: Fine


Part of the Library of the Presidents Series. Easton Press bookplate inside front cover. Brown genuine full leather. 24K gilt page edges. 24K decorations and lettering on spine and covers. Decorated end papers. Hubbed spine. Bound-in silk ribbon book mark. xi, 454, index; 438pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Frank Porter Graham: A Southern Liberal (First Edition)

By: Ashby, Warren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC, J. F. Blair: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037236

ISBN: 0895870096

Condition: Fine


Burgundy cloth with gold spine lettering. Mylar cover. Dust jacket is not price clipped. x, 386pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

By Way of Canarsie: a winding route from there to here (Signed)

By: August "Gus" Umlauf

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Lehigh Acres, FL, Farhills Ent: 2012

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 040871

ISBN: 0985864109

Condition: Near Fine


This is a self biography and a wonderful little history book. Inscribed by the author on title page. Illustrated. xxvii, 329pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

John D. Rockefeller: The Authentic and Dramatic Story of the World's Greatest Money Maker and Money Giver

By: B. F. Winkelman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Universal Book and Bible House: 1937

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 035046

Condition: Very Good


This is a Prospectus (sample) book which contains a few sample of the complete book. Bound in the actual binding (blue illustrated cloth with gold and black lettering and design). Uncommon. Mixed pagination (due to sampling nature). No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Alien at Home: Divine Intervention: The Life of Elie Sutton (Signed)

By: Bahia Abrams

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Sutco Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 038488

ISBN: 061540085X

Condition: Very Good +


Elie Sutton is both the central figure of this book and a symbol of the Syrian-Jewish people. Jews had resided in Syria for over 2500 years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, they were confronted with widespread military conscription into the Ottoman Empire. Then a sharp rise in violent anti-Semitism swept over the country after Israel became a state in 1948. The Jewish people suffered a severe decline in their economic and social conditions and their citizensh... View more info

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Jung: A Biography (First Edition)

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston New York London, Little, Brown and Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026018

ISBN: 0316076651

Condition: Fine


Two toned cloth with silver lettering, illustrated with photos, no writing in the book, xiii, 881pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Simone de Beauvoir

By: Bair, Deirdre

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fayard: 1991-10-02

Seller ID: 028453

ISBN: 2213025363

Condition: Very Good


Very good pictorial paperback. Thick book, 818 pages. Moderate shelf wear. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Percy, Bob & Assenpoop: Memories of Wyndham Lewis, Robert Frost & Ezra Pound (First Edition)

By: Baker, Elliott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bubank, CA, Sacred Beverage Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025016

ISBN: 1892687046

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback, illustrated cover, no writing in the book, not paginated, illustrated with portraits, Full refund if not satisfied. Includes Publisher's letter dated September 6, 1999 to original owner of book. View more info

Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography (First Edition)

By: Baker, Jean H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and London, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033699

ISBN: 0393024369

Condition: Near Fine


In this elegant biography, Jean Baker uses previously untapped sources to portray the troubled wife of Abraham Lincoln. Two toned cloth with gold spine lettering. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. xv, 429pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Andre Breton Today

By: Balakian, Anna; Kuenzli, Rudolf E. [Editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Willis Locker & Owens Pub: 1989-09-01

Seller ID: 025447

ISBN: 0930279158

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine pictorial paperback. Clean white pages. This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Countryman's Farewell: Or, Ninety and Counting

By: Barrette, Roy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Down East Books: 1989-03-01

Seller ID: 017574

ISBN: 0892722649

Condition: Near Fine


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

Charles Lamb: A Memoir (First Edition)

By: Barry Cornwall

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033726

Condition: Very Good


Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 ? 27 December 1834) was an English writer and essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764?1847). Morocco leather with dual leather spine labels. Raised bands. Portrait frontispiece. Marbled end papers. Illustrated. viii, 252pp., appendix. Front hinge starting. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

William the Conqueror (Medieval Kings & Queens of England)

By: Bates, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tempus: 2001

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 018698

ISBN: 0752419803

Condition: Fine


Nice clean copy. binding tight, No writing in the book - not even an owners name. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?

By: Baumbich, Charlene Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: Advanced Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 018017

ISBN: 0142003794

Condition: Fine


Advanced Uncorrected Proof copy. As new, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Peggy Glanville-Hicks (Imprint lives)

By: Beckett, Wendy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson: 1992-01-01

Seller ID: 025776

ISBN: 0207170576

Condition: Very Good +


Very good + pictorial paperback with light shelf wear. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Long Goodbye (Signed)

By: Beckler, Patricia L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kingston Springs, TN, Ideas into Books WESTVIEW: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 038517

ISBN: 1628800887

Condition: Fine


Patricia Lewis Beckler grew up in Nashville, TN, where she graduated from Vanderbilt and taught school for three years before mutual friends introduced her to John Beckler. They were married in 1956 and lived in Kingsport, TN, until moving to Columbia, SC, where she still lives today. John Beckler, former president of Carolina Eastman Company, father of two, and husband of forty-seven years, was diagnosed with dementia, memory impairment, and possible Alzheimer's, only f... View more info

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The Long Goodbye (Signed)

By: Beckler, Patricia L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kingston Springs, TN, Ideas into Books WESTVIEW: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 038518

ISBN: 1628800887

Condition: Fine


Patricia Lewis Beckler grew up in Nashville, TN, where she graduated from Vanderbilt and taught school for three years before mutual friends introduced her to John Beckler. They were married in 1956 and lived in Kingsport, TN, until moving to Columbia, SC, where she still lives today. John Beckler, former president of Carolina Eastman Company, father of two, and husband of forty-seven years, was diagnosed with dementia, memory impairment, and possible Alzheimer's, only f... View more info

Sir Edward Burne-Jones

By: Bell, Malcolm

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1911

Seller ID: 004279

Condition: Very Good


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

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (SIGNED by Printer)

By: Benjamin; Intro and Marginal Glosses by Edward F. O'Day; Printed by John Henry Nash Franklin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Limited Editions Club: 1931

Edition: Limited Editions Club

Seller ID: 037797

Condition: Very Good


Signed on colophon page by printer John Henry Nash. Limited Editions Club #302 of 1500 copies. Quarter vellum with decorated paper covered boards. Head & tail of front gutter have one inch crack with minor loss. No slipcase. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Folio. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info