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Image for Letters of John and Abigail Adams 1762 to 1826

Letters of John and Abigail Adams 1762 to 1826

By: Adams, John & Abigail Adams

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Westvaco Corp: 2001

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 31710

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 133 pages; 31710 View more info

Image for Infamous Woman, The Life Of George Sand

Infamous Woman, The Life Of George Sand

By: Barry, Joseph

Price: $7.50  $6.38

Publisher: Doubleday: 1976

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 11103

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Amantine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin wrote novels, plays, essays, and letters. The woman who wore man's clothing and smoked cigars, moved among the creative giants of the Romantic age and had love affairs with many of them, wrote under the name of George Sand. 31 b/w illustrations. DJ edgeworn and chipped. Foxing to page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 461 pages; 11103 View more info

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Elizabeth And Philip An Intimate Portrait

By: Bocca, Geoffrey

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Holt: 1953

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31144

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The world knows the outline of the romance of Elizabeth and Philip, but here for the first time is their whole story, told with intimate personal details. The book is illustrated with many black/white photos and offers a wealth of information about the Royal family. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; 31144 View more info

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The Flowering Of New England: 1815-1865

By: Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1941

Seller ID: 18350

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Previous owner's name, pages foxed. Dampstain top edge, not interfering with text block. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 563 pages; 18350 View more info

Image for Duff Cooper The Authorized Biography

Duff Cooper The Authorized Biography

By: Charmley, John

Price: $25.00  $21.25

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31745

ISBN: 0297788574

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Epilogue, notes, bibliography and index. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 265 pages; 31745 View more info

Image for Australian Adventure  Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

Australian Adventure Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

By: Clark, Anne

Price: $30.00  $25.50

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31601

ISBN: 0292700016

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Inscribed by Anne Clarke on ffep. U. S. Ambassador to Australia's wife's letters during 1965 to 1968.16 pages of b/w photographs. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 232 pages; 31601; Signed by Author View more info

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Living History

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $11.01  $9.36

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 31292

ISBN: 0743222245

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A revealing memoir of life through the White House years, and a chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations and constant public scrutiny. Reprinted with permission are letters from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 576 pages; 31292 View more info

Image for Friends & Memories Roosevelt; Peron; Picasso; Truman; Windsor; Johnson; Lippmann; Marshall; Monroe; Nasser; Baruch; Churchill; Dali; Eisenhower; Elizabeth II

Friends & Memories Roosevelt; Peron; Picasso; Truman; Windsor; Johnson; Lippmann; Marshall; Monroe; Nasser; Baruch; Churchill; Dali; Eisenhower; Elizabeth II

By: Cowles, Fleur

Price: $23.00  $19.55

Publisher: Reynal & Company: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31101

ISBN: 0688612008

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Well connected editor of the short-lived but long-admired Flair magazine, Fleur was born in New York when Teddy Roosevelt was president. She understood early in the popularisation and feminisation of American newspapers the connections between print, fame and advertising, and the hunger for ideas - which she was never short of. She wrote a fashion column for the New York World-Telegram. She was born January 1908 and died June 2009 at age 101. All photos are in the Camera... View more info

Image for Some Left-handed Marriages, Misalliances, Irregular And Secret Unions Of Royalty

Some Left-handed Marriages, Misalliances, Irregular And Secret Unions Of Royalty

By: D'Auvergne, Edmund B.

Price: $58.00  $49.30

Publisher: NY, J. H. Sears & Company: circa 1900

Seller ID: 21559

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


16 illustrations, including the frontispiece of Lady Waldegrave, Duchess of Gloucester. Edgeworn, previous owner's name. Deckled edges. Chapter XIII, The Ex-Empress's Lover at page 211 "Lover" is mispelled "Lvoer". Chapter XIII, The Ex-Empress's Lover at page 211 "Lover" is mispelled "Lvoer".; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 287 pages; 21559 View more info

Image for Myself When Young  The Shaping of a Writer

Myself When Young The Shaping of a Writer

By: Du Maurier, Daphne

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: Doubleday: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31145

ISBN: 0385130163

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Pinpointing the literary influences and the first stirrings of books to be written in later years, this is Daphne du Maurier's story of her early life, in the years before she wrote her celebrated novels, "Rebecca", "Frenchman's Creek" and "Jamaica Inn". It is a relaxed evocation of her first 24 years, a world of famous names, of idyllic summers in Regent's Park and Hampstead, of dinner parties and flirtations, nocturnal excursions and grand winte... View more info

Image for Men Of Power, Vol. IV Sixty-Minute Biographies: Abraham Lincoln, Leo Tolstoy, John Burroughs, Graham Taylor

Men Of Power, Vol. IV Sixty-Minute Biographies: Abraham Lincoln, Leo Tolstoy, John Burroughs, Graham Taylor

By: Eastman, Fred

Price: $11.00  $9.35

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Cokesbury Press: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26178

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Volume IV only of a 5-volume series. Bibliography. Round smudge (size of a beverage glass or cup) on front board. Navy cloth with faded gilt titles. Text block clean, binding solid. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 218 pages; 26178 View more info

Contemporary Authors (vol. 149)

By: Edgar

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI, U.S.A., Gale Group: 1996

Seller ID: 19137

ISBN: 0810393476

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-Lib; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 19137 View more info

Contemporary Authors (vol. 145)

By: Edgar

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI, U.S.A., Gale Group: 1994

Seller ID: 19138

ISBN: 0810356945

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-Lib; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 19138 View more info

Contemporary Authors (vol. 147)

By: Edgar

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI, U.S.A., Gale Group: 1995

Seller ID: 19142

ISBN: 081035697x

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-Lib; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 19142 View more info

Contemporary Authors (vol. 146)

By: Edgar

Price: $20.00  $17.00

Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI, U.S.A., Gale Group: 1995

Seller ID: 19144

ISBN: 0810356961

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-Lib; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 19144 View more info

Image for Complete Life Of William Mckinley And Story Of His Assassination An Authentic and Official Memorial Edition, Containing Every Incident in the Career of the Immortal Statesman, Soldier, Orator and Patriot

Complete Life Of William Mckinley And Story Of His Assassination An Authentic and Official Memorial Edition, Containing Every Incident in the Career of the Immortal Statesman, Soldier, Orator and Patriot

By: Everett, Marshall

Price: $33.00  $28.05

Publisher: Marshall Everett: 1901

Seller ID: 28246

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Profusely illustrated with full-page photographs of the assassination scene as well as other photographs and drawings, including one of President Theodore Roosevelt. Front gutter cracked; binding still tight. Green cloth boards with gilt decorations, oval cameo of McKinley on front board still present and perfect, mottling on front and rear boards. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 444 pages; 28246 View more info

Image for Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis

By: Frey, Herman S.

Price: $28.00  $23.80

Publisher: Frey Enterprises,: 1978

Edition: Not 1st Edition; 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 31278

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


First edition published May 1977, revised 2nd printing in April 1978, which is what this copy is. This was the first biography in several decades when published, and was considered the best. The book is in near perfect condition except for the previous owner's name. The DJ, however, was slightly oversized for the book, creating wrinkles, chips and tears along top and bottom edges. In new mylar. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 95 pages; 31278 View more info

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Beauty Before Comfort A Memoir

By: Glock, Allison

Price: $25.00  $21.25

Publisher: Knopf: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 23644

ISBN: 0375401210

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


With 20 photographs. This memoir of the author's grandmother, Aneita Jean Blair, whose name is on the front of the DJ, and many photographs of her during World War II. This multi-layered memoir manages to call the reader's attention to several things simultaneously. Its refrain is the implicit analogy between the making of pottery in pre-world war II West Virginia and the way one's consciousness is shaped by place, as well as by desire and by destiny. Author's first book... View more info

Image for Zachary Taylor Soldier in the White House

Zachary Taylor Soldier in the White House

By: Hamiton, Holman

Price: $35.00  $29.75

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill: 1951

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 27649

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mildly worn DJ in new mylar. Lightly foxed front and rear endpapers. Occasional pencil underlining. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 496 pages; 27649 View more info

Image for Will Rogers His Life and Times.

Will Rogers His Life and Times.

By: Ketchum, Richard M.

Price: $15.00  $12.75

Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Company: 1973

Seller ID: 31239

ISBN: 0070344116

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Biography. He was also, as has often been said, the most beloved figure of his time. Americans became acquainted with him in a variety of ways---as a performer in vaudeville and the Ziegfeld Follies, in silent and talking pictures, and radio; a the newspaper columnist whose down to earth, spontaneous humor were the first words they turned to and chuckled over each morning. DJ shows the sub-title as "the man and his times". Also price-clipped, edgeworn and chipped... View more info