Memoirs

Memoirs

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Farewell Thou Busy World, Bradley, John Hodgdon
1 Bradley, John Hodgdon Farewell Thou Busy World
Los Angeles, CA Primavera Press 1935 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Paul Landacre 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light foxing / toning to the top edge of the front and rear boards. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some light foxing to the top edges of the text pages. "Sooner or later most men find themselves groaning under the weight of civilization; yearning to escape the ambitions, obligations, and repressions of human society." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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CALABRIAN TALES A Memoir of 19th Century Southern Italy, Chiarella, Peter
2 Chiarella, Peter CALABRIAN TALES A Memoir of 19th Century Southern Italy
Oakland, CA Regent Press 2002 1587900300 / 9781587900303 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This edition is paperback. "Calabrian Tales ia a unique story of inexplicable injustice and poverty, avarice and survival based on true family incidents that were revealed to the author in his youth. The book's chief character is the author's great aunt, Marianna, who becam the mistress of a wealthy noble. The lifestyle she adopted repeatedly shamed her relatives until living in Italy became unbearable for them. Eventually, the author's father, Raffaele, fled his beloved Italy in the face of constant shame, and settled in Brooklyn." The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some ground-in dirt and beginning toning / yellowing to top corners of the text block which does not affect the text pages at all. This copy is signed on the half title page by the author: "Gian / Merry Christmas / Enjoy my book/ Peter Chiarella / Dec 2002" ; Signed by Author 
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All the Green Gold An Irish Boyhood, Luibheid, Colm
3 Luibheid, Colm All the Green Gold An Irish Boyhood
New York Praeger Publishers 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears along with some rubbing and wrinkling to the spine ends and corners. "In the great tradition of Irish storytelling, Colm Luibheid (pronounced Luvade) weaves a varigated tapestry of scenes showing his youth in Ireland during the 1940's and 1950's." 
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BLOOD TIES A Woman's History, Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer
4 Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer BLOOD TIES A Woman's History
New York Random House 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. This copy has been Inscribed by the author: "For Padius (?) in anticipation of a Great semester! Ani Mander SF 12 Oct 1996" The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright though a bit toned / darkened due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is clean and bright with the exception of some light edge wear and rubbing. ; Signed by Author 
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Tales from the Ukraine, Ritzcovan, Stephen
5 Ritzcovan, Stephen Tales from the Ukraine
New York Pageant Press International Corp. 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper in ink. There is a previous owner's embossed stamp on the front endpaper as well. The dust jacket has a couple of edge tears and several ground-in spots of dirt. "Tales from the Ukraine is a collection of fifteen stories based on the author's boyhood adventures in his native village in the Ukraine. The stories make for a warmly human narrative and are distinguished by their freshness of observation and attention to atmosphere and detail." ; Signed by Author 
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R. L. Stevenson Memories, Stevenson, Robert Louis
6 Stevenson, Robert Louis R. L. Stevenson Memories
Boston, MA / London, England Le Roy Phillips T. N. Foulis 1912 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized paperback with French flaps and illustrated covers. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a separate dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a smallish edge tear to the top front spine joint along with some light, but noticeable bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and edges of the book covers. There is an inch long scrape with color loss to the rear cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. "In late 1873, on a visit to a cousin in England, Stevenson met two people who were to be of great importance to him, Sidney Colvin and Fanny (Frances Jane) Sitwell. Sitwell was a 34-year-old woman with a son, separated from her husband. She attracted the devotion of many who met her, including Colvin, who eventually married her in 1901. Stevenson was also drawn to her, and over several years they kept up a heated correspondence in which Stevenson wavered between the role of a suitor and a son (he came to address her as "Madonna"). Colvin became Stevenson's literary adviser and after his death was the first editor of Stevenson's letters. Soon after their first meeting, he had placed Stevenson's first paid contribution, an essay entitled "Roads," in The Portfolio." 
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Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin (2 Volumes), Stevenson, Robert Louis (Sidney Colvin)
7 Stevenson, Robert Louis (Sidney Colvin) Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin (2 Volumes)
Chicago, IL Stone & Kimball 1895 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a two volume set. The books are in Very Good+ condition. The books and their contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and beginning wear. The text pages are clean and bright. The front pastedowns have a previous owner's bookplate (Sebastian C. Jones). "In other respects too, Stevenson was moving away from his upbringing. His dress became more Bohemian; he already wore his hair long, but he now took to wearing a velveteen jacket and rarely attended parties in conventional evening dress. Within the limits of a strict allowance, he visited cheap pubs and brothels. More importantly, he had come to reject Christianity and declared himself an atheist. In January 1873, his father came across the constitution of the LJR (Liberty, Justice, Reverence) Club, of which Stevenson and his cousin Bob were members, which began: "Disregard everything our parents have taught us". Questioning his son about his beliefs, he discovered the truth, leading to a long period of dissension with both parents." 
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A Summer In Scandinavia, Stone, Mary Amelia
8 Stone, Mary Amelia A Summer In Scandinavia
New York Anson D. F. Randolph & Company 1885 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and freaying. The front cover has some waterspotting / discoloration and there is a one inch spot of color loss to the rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. "This time we had crossed the Atlantic under a vow - that we go Northward, and find out for ourselves what were the charms of higher latitudes, and had we not already found them in the beautiful free town of Hamburg? We knew this was an important port..." 
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