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At the Drop of a Veil The True Story of a California Girl's Years in an Arabian Harem, Alireza, Marianne
1 Alireza, Marianne At the Drop of a Veil The True Story of a California Girl's Years in an Arabian Harem
Boston, MA Houghton and Mifflin 1980 11th Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. The book is in 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. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page in Arabic and English. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips along with some rubbing and general wear. "The contrast of Oriental splendor within the tent and the black wind-blown desert without was typically Arabian, as in this special tent the favorite wife of King Ibn Saud asked the seven veiled women paying their respects, Which of you is the American? Marianne Alireza, the narrator of this book, was that American. It was 1945 and she had been in Arabia one short month with her husband, Ali."; Signed by Author 
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The Solitary Singer A Critical Biography of Walt Whitman, Allen, Gay Wilson
2 Allen, Gay Wilson The Solitary Singer A Critical Biography of Walt Whitman
New York Macmillan Company 1955 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light ground-in dirt to the covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has edge wear, several small nicks and tears and some noticeable rubbing to the spine ends, joints and corners. "I am large, I contain multitudes..." 
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The Dragon has Come, Armstrong, Gregory
3 Armstrong, Gregory The Dragon has Come
New York Harper & Row, Publishers 1974 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a vertical crease to the rear flap and some beginning wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "George Jackson had two faces. One he showed to the world, the fierce visage of the revolutionary black superman. The other broke through in spite of all his efforts to conceal it: the face of an ndescribably lonely and heartbroken man." From Wikipedia: "George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an African-American left-wing activist, Marxist, author, a member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family while incarcerated. Jackson achieved fame as one of the Soledad Brothers and was later shot to death by guards in San Quentin Prison during an alleged escape attempt." 
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OPUS 300, Asimov, Isaac
4 Asimov, Isaac OPUS 300
Boston, MA Houghton and Mifflin 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some beginning rubbing, wear and nicking. Includes the following chapters: Introduction, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Robots and Computers, History, The Bible, Short-Shorts, Humor, Social Sciences, Literature, Mysteries, Autobiography, Science Fiction, Miscellaneous, Bonus, and, My Third Hundred Books 
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Touched by Fire The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, Barnett, Louise
5 Barnett, Louise Touched by Fire The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer
New York Henry Holt and Company 1996 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Touched by Fire undertakes the search for, as one historian put it, a man waiting to be discovered between the extremes of his experience." 
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A Life of Walt Whitman, Binns, Henry Bryan
6 Binns, Henry Bryan A Life of Walt Whitman
London, England Methuen & Co 1905 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; 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 bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are noticeably toned. The inner hinges have started. "Walter "Walt" Whitman (/'hw? Tm? N/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality." 
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The Personal Life Of David Livingstone Chiefly from His Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of His Family, Blaikie, W. Garden (D. D. , Ll. D. ) (William Garden)
7 Blaikie, W. Garden (D. D. , Ll. D. ) (William Garden) The Personal Life Of David Livingstone Chiefly from His Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of His Family
New York Fleming H. Revell Company N.D. Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Map; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and ground-in dirt along with some light bumping. The front and rear covers have rubbing, spots of dirt and several faded / water spots on the rear cover. The text pages are generally clean and bright. All edges of the text block have spots of ground-in dirt and a few stray spots of ink. "David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa, one of the most popular national heroes of late–19th-century in Victorian Britain. He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags-to-riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial and colonial expansion." 
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Stevenson's California, Bland, Henry Meade
8 Bland, Henry Meade Stevenson's California
San Jose, CA The Pacific Short Story Club 1924 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has self-wrappers (cardboard covers with a semi-attached dust jacket). The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is toning around all edges and the spine of the book. The book covers have some beginning spotting and foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. The front innner hinge has started to crack. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. There is also a second gift notation on the front endpaper as well. "This book is dedicated by its author to his students in the literature of the Pacific Coast, in Browning, and in Tennyson, who attended his classes in the Summer Session of 1924, at the California State Teachers College, San Jose." ; Signed by Author 
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Mussolini The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
9 Bond, John Mussolini The Wild Man of Europe
Washington Independent Publishing Co. 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and lacks a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some bumping and there is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The black cloth covers have some ground-in dirt. The lettering on the spine of the book is dull. The text pages are clean and bright. The top edge of the text block has noticeable ground-in dirt. "The American reading public has of late been deluged with Mussolinian propoganda. This propoganda has in the main been inspired by thre purposes, which are in potential or actual conflict with the best interests of the American people." 
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Riders of Time, Brookes, Mabel
10 Brookes, Mabel Riders of Time
Melbourne, Australia Macmillan of Australia 1967 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Harold Freedman Signed by Author & Illustrator
Color Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by both the author Mabel Brookes, and by the illustrator, Harold Freedman. The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The endpapers have light, but noticeable foxing, as do the edges of the text block - especially the top edge. The text pages are clean and bright. Signed by the author and illustrator on the half title page. There is an additional previous owner's inked gift notation on the reverse of the half title page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, however there is some light edgewear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners along with several small edge nicks / chips and beginning tears, mainly to the top spine end and top corners. "Dame Mabel Brookes has knowns personally, or has heard her grandmother speak of, so many famous figures of the past - Governor King, Batman, La Trobe, Rolf (Boldrewood) Browne, Sir Alfred Deakin, Sir John Monash, and many more besides. The book contains unforgetable sketches: of the two bushrangers who broke into her grandmother's house and were later hanged, their effigies clad in her grandfather's stolen clothes, on show in Melbourne." From Wikipedia: "Dame Mabel Brookes, Lady Brookes, DBE (15 June 1890 – 30 April 1975) was an Australian community worker, activist, socialite, writer, memoirist and humanitarian.Born as Mabel Balcombe Emmerton in Raveloe, South Yarra, Victoria in 1890, her best-known service was as president of the Queen Victoria Hospital from 1923–1970, where she presided over the addition of three new wings within ten years.She became engaged to Norman Brookes, a tennis player, who was the first Australian to win Wimbledon, at the age of eighteen, and married him in St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne, on 19 April 1911. In 1914, with a baby daughter, she accompanied Brookes on his tennis trips to Europe and the USA. During World War I, in 1915, she joined her husband in Cairo where he was working as commissioner for the Australian Branch of the British Red Cross. She assisted in the establishment of a rest home for nurses. On her husband's posting to Mesopotamia, she returned to Melbourne in 1917. At this point she wrote three novels and continued to write on a variety of topics during her life."; Signed by Author & Illustrator 
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Scenes And Portraits Memories of Childhood and Youth, Brooks, Van Wyck
11 Brooks, Van Wyck Scenes And Portraits Memories of Childhood and Youth
New York E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed edition. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. There is some beginning rubbing and wear to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has toning where a newspaper clipping has been laid in. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears. "Van Wyck Brooks (b. Plainfield, New Jersey, February 16, 1886; d. Bridgewater, Connecticut, May 2, 1963) was an American literary critic, biographer, and historian. "he won the second National Book Award for Non-Fiction from the American Book Sellers Association and the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for History. The book was also included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924-1944"; Signed by Author 
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Tale Of A Vanished Land Memories of a Childhood in Old Russia, Burroughs, Harry E.
12 Burroughs, Harry E. Tale Of A Vanished Land Memories of a Childhood in Old Russia
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Howard Simon 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book cover have some light bumping and beginning rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate adhered to the front pastedown page. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Howard Simon. "Howard Simon (1902–1979) was a notable American illustrator, painter, and printmaker who is known for his woodcuts. Simon provided illustrations for several dozen books, and his work is displayed in numerous museums." 
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Einstein A Pictorial Biography, Cahn, William
13 Cahn, William Einstein A Pictorial Biography
New York Citadel Press 1955 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. The inside rear cover has some toning / water spotting. "What was there about Albert Einstein that distinguished him from many other great men of science? History is replete with men of genius who responded to the needs of their time - who built upon the contribution of others - and added something of their own to the onward progress of man." 
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GENTLEMAN JUNKIE The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs, Caveney, Graham
14 Caveney, Graham GENTLEMAN JUNKIE The Life and Legacy of William S. Burroughs
Boston, MA Little Brown & Co 1998 0316137251 / 9780316137256 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "William S. Burroughs, founding father of America's counterculture, was born in 1914 into a wealthy St. Louis family. He originally planned to be a doctor but soon found another calling: literary outlaw and professional iconoclast. During his youth, he led a life almost as strange as his writing, drifting from job to job - as partender, private detective, and insect exterminator - before writing his first book, Junkie, a harrowing account of his fifteen-year old heroin addiction." 
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FALL OUT OF HEAVEN an Autobiographical Journey, Cheuse, Alan
15 Cheuse, Alan FALL OUT OF HEAVEN an Autobiographical Journey
Salt Lake City, UT Gibbs M. Smith, Inc. 1987 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning nicking to the spine ends and the bottom edges of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In the midst of the enormous critical and popular success of the Grandmother's Club, novelist Anan Cheuse created a narrative of equal range and power, a book that embraces both autobiography and history, several generations and several contintents. Fall Out of Heaven carries the reader across the Soviet Union with the writer and his photographer son in the summer of 1986, on a pilgrimage to places where Philip Kaplan Cheuse, the writer's father, spent his youth as a rowdy, romantic adventurer in the Red Army Air Force." 
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Eldridge Cleaver Post-Prison Writings and Speeches, Cleaver, Eldridge  (edited and with an introduction by Robert Scheer)
16 Cleaver, Eldridge (edited and with an introduction by Robert Scheer) Eldridge Cleaver Post-Prison Writings and Speeches
New York Random House / A Ramparts Book 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and wear to the edges and fading to the spine of the book. "The first thing that has to be realized is that it is a reality when people say tht ther's a black colony and a white mother country. Only if this distinction is borne clearly in mind is it possible to understand that there are two different sets of dynamics now functioning in America." 
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The Rockefellers An American Dynasty, Collier, Peter & David Horowitz
17 Collier, Peter & David Horowitz The Rockefellers An American Dynasty
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front endpaper and a shadow of a bookstore sticker as well. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "This is the story of an American dynasty. It is the story of the father, who built the fortune. Of the son who cleansed the name . Of the brothers, who manipulated both the name and the fortune to their own ends." 
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In Memorian Dea. Walter Colton, Colton, A. M. and G. Q. (for the family)
18 Colton, A. M. and G. Q. (for the family) In Memorian Dea. Walter Colton
Georgia, VT A. M & G. Q. Colton 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
c1862. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some foxing and toning to the front free page. "Deacon Walter Colton, b. 25 August, 1764, Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, d. 28 April, 1862, Georgia, Vermont. He was the son of Deacon Aaron Colton and Mary Ely. He married Thankful Cobb, daughter of Lieut. John Cobb, of Hardwick, Massachusetts, she died 7 June, 1843."He was a man of naturally moral fibre, passionately fond of music and proficient in its art and science, his violincello was for a half century a great factor in the village church choir, and a source of great pleasure and elevation in the home circle. He loved good literature and had a keen sense of the beautiful and pure in good books, and cultivated a fine literary taste up to the measure of his opportunity and means." This book gives both biographical material and thoughts on his life as a deacon. The book includes information on the early days of the area of Georgia, Vermont. Interestingly, one of the sons responsible for this memorial book became famous for his introduction of Nitrous Oxide for use in dental procedures: "[Intially, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was exhibited by Gardner Quincy Colton as a novelty demonstrating its mirth-provoking effects. It's value as a dental anaesthetic was recognized by Dr. Horace Wells, who adopted its use in his dental practice, though its use did not spread at that time. Eventually, it was Colton, though not a dentist himself, who popularized its use in dentistry to replace the more risky method of using chloroform and ether. Acceptance in the profession was slow, but eventual Colton gained fame from his efforts." 
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Swami Paramananda and His Work, Devamata, Sister
19 Devamata, Sister Swami Paramananda and His Work
La Crescenta, CA Ananda Ashrama / Superior Press 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and loss of paper. The there are spots of generalized rubbing to the covers as well. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper and a cracked rear inner hinge. "The story of a productive, deeply consecrated life cannot fail to bring inspiration to every thoughtful mind, whether or not one is familiar with the achievements of that life. Swami Paramananda's life has been exceptionally fruitful." 
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FIDEL CASTRO Rebel - Liberator or Dictator?, Dubois, Jules
20 Dubois, Jules FIDEL CASTRO Rebel - Liberator or Dictator?
Indianapolis, IN Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, solid condition. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book cover have some light rubbing, wear, and beginning bumping and fraying. The text pages are noticeably toned due to the low quality paper used. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, chips and rubbed spots. "The country everyboy is talking about is Cuba. After more than six years of bitter civil war, with many reports that the poorly armed rebels in the mountains of Oriente Province had been crushed and crushed again by the modern weapons of President Fulgenico Batista, suddenly came news that Batista had fled and the rebels had won. Fidel Castro was the man of the hour, and his bearded, long-haired soldiers captured the imaginations of people everywhere." 
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