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Pine Logs And Politics A Life of Philetus Sawyer 1816-1900

By: Current, Richard Nelson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, State Historical Society of Wisconsin: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A36071

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is a small smudge of white on the spine, and the spine has some light fading. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing, along with some generalized ground-in dirt. "Philetus Sawyer (September 22, 1816 – March 29, 1900) was an American politician of the Republican Party who represente... View more info

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Swami Paramananda and His Work

By: Devamata, Sister

Price: $65.00

Publisher: La Crescenta, CA, Ananda Ashrama / Superior Press: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 29519

Condition: 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... View more info

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An American Topographer The Working Years of George Stanley Druhot 1914-1963

By: Druhot, George Stanley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rancho Cordova, CA, Landmark Enterprises: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A37025

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fair dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of wear. There are several large chips missing to the dust jacket, especially one to the top spine of the dust jacket that is over two inches in length. "George Stanley Druhot began his career with the U. S. Geological Survey as a rodman in 1914, doing horse-and-buggy traverse on so... View more info

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My Life

By: Duncan, Isadora (Angela Isadora Duncan)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1928

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: A38321

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; Signed by Isadora Duncan's brother Raymond. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and small edge tears and beginning fraying. There is some noticeable rubbing to the spine joints and the cover has toning and darkening. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some foxing to the reverse of the front free page. This copy has been signed by the author's brother (Raymond Duncan) , with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. "Angela Isadora Duncan was an American a... View more info

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The Shah of Iran The Man and His Lands

By: Edmonds, I.G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31932

ISBN: 0030155614

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of light spotting to the bottom edge of the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge tears, noticeable fading to the spine and top edge of the front cover. There are several small spots of ground-in dirt as well. "At the age of six, Mohammed Reza was put in training to become a king. At twenty-one he became king - but in name only. His country was invaded by two powerful... View more info

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An Admiral's Log Being Continued Recollections of Naval Life

By: Evans, Robley D. (Rear-Admiral U.S.N.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31057

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and lacks a dust jacket. Included with this book is a tipped-in carte de visite of the Rear-Admiral ("Rotograph" series No. A 10). There is some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends, corners and spine joints of the book cover.Teh white decoration on the spine has been rubbed, though the gilt lettering is in fine condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning spotting to the foredge. There is a penciled signature of Major G. F. Merriam (Civil War), however, I cannot... View more info

Image for My 21 Years in the White House The Chief Butler and Maitre d'Hotel for Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower tells what he Heard and Saw

My 21 Years in the White House The Chief Butler and Maitre d'Hotel for Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower tells what he Heard and Saw

By: Fields, Alonzo

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Coward - Mccann, Inc.: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30218

Condition: 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some toning and wear. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some light staining to the foredge of the text block. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright but has several small edge nicks and rubbed spots along with a couple of tiny chips. "Here is the intimate behind-the-scenes story of the White House during four Presidential administrations, written by the man who was Chief Butler and Maitre d'Hotel in our nat... View more info

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The Little Brother A Story of Tramp Life

By: Flynt, Josiah

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Century Co.: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32951

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The front cover and spine of the book have gilt lettering and gilt and green decorations. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a publisher's blurb regarding this book adhered the front pastedown page. "Born at Appleton, Wisconsin, he was educated at the University of Berlin from 1890 to 1895. After several years of experience as a professional vagrant, he published Tramping with Tramps in 1899, a picaresque study. His further works dealing ... View more info

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Caesar A Sketch

By: Froude, James Anthony (M. A. )

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1912

Edition: Trade Edition

Seller ID: A35390

Condition: Very Good+


This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning rubbing and bumping. There are several light water spots to the rear cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning foxing to all edges of the text block. The map at the rear of the book is in clean, bright condition. "James Anthony Froude FRSE (23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894) was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. Fro... View more info

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Caesar A Sketch

By: Froude, James Anthony (M. A. )

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1879

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35391

Condition: Very Good


This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning rubbing, bumping and fraying, along with several small nicks and tears to the top and bottom spine ends. The text pages are generally clean and bright, with some light, occasional foxing. The edges of the text block has toning and foxing. The map at the rear of the book is complete, but has come apart at the fold. "James Anthony Froude FRSE (23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894) was an English historian,... View more info

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AS I REMEMBER The Autobiography of Arnold Genthe

By: Genthe, Arnold

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38623

Condition: 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 mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning toning, especially the page edges. "Within a short time, Genthe joined the art colony in Carmel-by-the-Sea, where he fraternized with the literary elite, including George Sterling, Jack London, Harry Leon Wilson, Ambrose Bierce, and Mary Austin. Here he was able to pursue his work in color photography. Of his new residence, he wro... View more info

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Jack's Book An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

By: Gifford, Barry and Lawrence Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1978

Edition: Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30135

Condition: 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. "To the rebels and drop-outs who crowned him The King of the Beats, Jack Kerouac's eighteen novels and memoirs were the testament of a generation in search of a patron saint." View more info

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Letters Of Richard Watson Gilder

By: Gilder, Rosamond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A33114

Condition: 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 mostly clean, bright condition. Several of the text pages (including the last two pages) are unopened. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy includes a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page (Elena R. Goodwin). "Richard Watson Gilder (February 8, 1844 – November 19, 1909) was an American poet and editor. "The death of his father, while serving as chaplain of the Fortieth... View more info

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Beatrice Cenci Storia Del Secolo XVI

By: Guerrazzi, F. D. (Francesco Domenico)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Florence, Italy, Casa Editrice G. Nerbini: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: A34690

Condition: Very Good


This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, bumping, rubbing and tearing to the spine ends. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned. "Giuseppe Mazzini made his acquaintance, and in 1829, together with Carlo Bini, they started a newspaper, L'Indicatore Livornese, at Livorno. The authorities of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany suppressed the periodical in February 1830 after 48 issues. In the same year Guerrazzi was banished to Montepulciano for six mon... View more info

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On The Trail Of Stevenson

By: Hamilton, Clayton

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Company: 1916

Edition: 1st Revised Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A32451

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is an unstated revised / expurgated edition: "T Comments about Stevenson's private life and his relationship with his wife, Fanny, offended Fanny's daughter (and Stevenson's stepdaughter) Isobel Field, which led to the book being withdrawn from publication shortly after it appeared in October 1915. A new issue of the book appeared later in the same year, with a number of passages accordingly rewritten to remove anything controversial." His book is in Very Good+ condition and likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mo... View more info

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The Life And Letters Of Frances Baroness Bunsen (Two Volumes in One)

By: Hare, Augustus J. C.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, George Routledge and Sons: 1878

Seller ID: A37553

Condition: Very Good+


This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. Two Volumes in One. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. . "Baroness Frances Waddington Bunsen (1791 – April 1876) was a Welsh painter and author, the wife of Christian Charles Josias Bunsen, and the older sister of Lady Llanover. She was born at Dunston Park in Bedfordshire, one of the five daughters of landowner Benjamin Waddington, and later lived at "Ty Uchaf", Llanover, Monmouthshire. Her mother was a great niece of Mary Delany... View more info

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Life Of Empress Josephine, Wife of Napoleon

By: Hartley, Cecil B. / Porter and Coates

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Porter & Coates: 1870

Edition: Trade Edition

Seller ID: A35702

Condition: Very Good+


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 rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The ribbon bookmark is in very good, clean condition. "Joséphine de Beauharnais née Tascher de la Pagerie; 23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814) was the first wife of Napoleon I, and thus the first Empress of the French (commonly called Empress Joséphine or just Joséphine). Her marriage to Napoleon I was her second; her first husband Alexandre de... View more info

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Lucrezia Borgia

By: Haslip, Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1953

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34481

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This 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 price clipped dust jacket has noticeable generalized toning, several edge nicks, and small tears, and a couple of smallish chips to the spine ends and corners. "Lucrezia Borgia was born at Subiaco, near Rome. Her mother was Vannozza dei Cattanei, one of the mistresses of Lucrezia's father, Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). Lucrezia Borgia's education was entrusted to Adriana Orsini de Milan, a close confidant of Cardinal Rodrigo Bo... View more info

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Muhammad Ali His Life and Times

By: Hauser, Thomas (with the Cooperation of Muhammad Ali)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1991

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 3rd Printing

Seller ID: A33263

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. Signed by Muhammad Ali on a pasted-on card. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of some beginning bumping and nicking to the spine ends and corners. "He is still the most recognizable man on earth. Thirty years after he burst upon the scene as a gold medal winner at the Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali remains a man... View more info

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My Brother, Ernest Hemingway

By: Hemingway, Leicester

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, The World Publishing Company: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 29420

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Bv; 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. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is clean and bright but has some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "Ernest Hemingway was a legend in his own lifetime. His was the most exciting life, both literary and personal, of any American writer in the twentieth century." View more info