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General Israel Putnam (old Put.) A Biography

By: Hill, George Canning

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott & Co.: 1865

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: A37302

Condition: Very Good-


This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely 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 some bumping, rubbing and fraying. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The front pastdown page has a previous owner's inked name and one line notation. There is another previous owner's inked name on the front free page. The front endpaper has been removed. " George Canning Hill, author and journalist, son of George Hill and his wife, Hannah Dunham, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, February ... View more info

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Time of my Youth

By: Holmes, William Olmstead (published posthumously by his wife Edith Holmes)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Reno, NV, William Olmstead Holmes: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 29705

Condition: Very Good+


SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by Edith Holmes, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning warping to the top front corner of the book cover. The book cover has a couple of spots of ground-in dirt and there is rubbing to the spine ends and cover edges along with some light rubbing to the title lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. Written by a University of Nevada professor and published by his wife upon hi... View more info

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Bob Hope's Own Story Have Tux, Will Travel

By: Hope, Bob

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 29791

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The price clipped dust jacket has a couple of small semi-closed edge tears and some spots of ground-in dirt. "one page one of this autobiography, Bob Hope affirms that his bounce is for real. The facts corroborate this." View more info

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Memories Of A Hostess A Chronicle of Eminent Friendships Drawn Chiefly from the Diaries of Mrs. James T. Fields

By: Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1922

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A36617

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in mostly clean bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The pasted on spine label has some edge wear and nicking. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. This copy has been signed by Howe, with a short inscription, on the half title page. "He was the son of Bishop Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe. [2] In 1886, he graduated from Lehigh University and... View more info

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Grant as Soldier and Statesman: Being a Succinct History of his Military and Civil Career

By: Howland, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT, J. B. Burr & Company: 1868

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31748

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a light bowing to the book covers. There is some light edg wear, rubbing bumping nicking and fraying to the spine ends and corners. The spine ends of the book cover have been carefully repaired (possibly by a professional restorationist). The text pages are generally clean and bright, but there are patches of foxing throughout and one section of paper has toned noticeably more than the rest of the book. "It is th... View more info

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The Secret Diary Of Harold L. Ickes Volume 1: the First Thousand Days 1933-1936

By: Ickes, Harold L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1954

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: A37209

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 ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks, spots of rubbing and a couple of tiny chips missing. "Harold LeClair Ickes (March 15, 1874 – February 3, 1952) was an American administrator and politician. He served as United States Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, ... View more info

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Living The Radiant Life A Personal Narrative

By: James, George Wharton (Edith E. Farnsworth)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, The Radiant Life Press: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32705

Condition: Very Good+


This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners, along with very beginning fraying to the corners. There is some toning / fading to the spine and spine joints. The rear cover has some ground in fingermarks. The lettering and decoration on the spine of the book has noticeably faded and rubbed. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the dedication page. "From the standpoint of religion the lives of good men and women may be divided... View more info

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A Strange Career: Life and Adventures of John Jebb by His Widow

By: Jebb, Hubert Miles Gladwyn, (by His Wife, Cynthia, Lady Gladwyn) (with An Introduction by H. Rider Haggard)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, England, William Blackwood and Sons: 1895

Edition: 5th Edition

Seller ID: A34415

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; "5th and cheaper edition". This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition, with some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The Endpapers are noticeably toned and acid burned, and have several edge tears and chips. "It is a matter of common experience that among the many acquaintances we make from year to year, we chance now and again to find one whose personality has for us a singular attraction. Such was t... View more info

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Time Of Our Lives The Story of My Father and Myself

By: Johns, Orrick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Stackpole Sons: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35885

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 beginning fading. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and small tears, and tiny chips missing. The spine and spine joints have some noticeable toning and ground-in dirt. "Johns' poetry began to attract attention around 1912. He also became interested in leftist politics around this time. Johns moved to New York City where ... View more info

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The Mentor : Makers Of Modern American Fiction (men) September 1, 1918 (Serial No. 162)

By: Johnson, Burges / The Mentor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Mentor Association: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34696

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Included are 6 illustrations of American authors. The booklet covers have some edge wear, rubbing and several small edge tears to the covers, especially the bottom edges. The covers of the booklet have generalized light toning. There is a two+ inch tear to the bottom spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The authors include Richard Harding Davis, Booth Tarkington, Stewart Edward White, Jack London, Robert W. Chambers, and, Rex Beach. "The purpose of The Mentor Association is to give pe... View more info

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The Mentor : American Pioneer Prose Writers May 1, 1916 (Serial No. 106)

By: Johnson, Burges / The Mentor (Hamilton W. Mabie)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Mentor Association: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34697

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Included are 6 illustrations of American authors. The booklet covers have some edge wear, rubbing and several small edge tears to the covers, especially the bottom edges. The covers of the booklet have generalized light toning. There is a two+ inch tear to the bottom spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The authors include Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Brockden Brown, Washington Irving, James Kirke Paulding and James Fenimore Cooper. "The purpose of The Mentor Associati... View more info

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Mahatma Gandhi An Interpretation

By: Jones, E. Stanley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press: 1968

Edition: Trade Edition

Seller ID: A32750

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 ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some beginning toning at the edges of the pages due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears along with some general edge wear and rubbing. There is some light toning to the spine. "What manner of man was Mahatma Gandhi? What was the power that made him the spiritual leader o... View more info

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Rasputin Neither Devil nor Saint

By: Judas, Dr. Elizabeth

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Wetzel Publishing Co, Inc.: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 30441

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. This copy has been signed by the author on the frontispiece. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears along with noticeable rubbing to the spine ends, corners and spine joints. This copy includes a publisher's advertising brochure laid in. "Prophets are not without except in their own country, and such was the case t... View more info

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The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion in the Year 1764-1765

By: Knox, Cleone (edited by her kinsman Alexander Blacker Kerr)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1926

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31831

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, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The spine of the book cover has edge wear and fraying. The pasted on title slip on the spine is rubbed and worn. The corners of the book cover have rubbing and wear which has worn through to the boards. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some generalized toning to the top and foredges of the text block. "Miss Cleone Elizabeth Knox, the writer of this journal and an ancesstress of my... View more info

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The Last Manchu The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, the Last Emperor of China

By: Kramer, Paul (editor), Henry Pu Yi (or Puyi)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30472

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. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and wrinkled spots (mostly to the spine ends) and some small edge chips missing. This book, written by Henry Pu Yi and edited by Paul Kramer was the basis for the movie The Last Emperor and tells the story of the boy who became emperor of China at age 2 (or 3 when using Chinese dating), lived for nearly twenty years in the Forbidden City before being expelled and ... View more info

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The Summer Of The Great-grandmother

By: L'Engle, Madeleine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1974

Edition: Reprint; 4th Printing

Seller ID: A37600

Condition: Very Good+


This is a trade paperback book with illustrated cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good + condition and was issued without a 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. The text pages and inside covers have some generalized toning. "L'Engle determined to give up writing on her 40th birthday (November 1958) when she received yet another rejection notice. "With all the hours I spent writing, I was still not pulling my own weight financially." So... View more info

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Kings Of The Platform And Pulpit Personal Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Noted Americans

By: Landon, Melville D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, F. C. Smedley & Co. Publishers: 1891

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: A33524

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a 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, rubbing and edge wear, along with some light, but noticeable fraying. The bottom edge of the front cover has some ground-in dirt and the rear cover has several spots of rubbing and light scratching. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's gift notation on the first free page dated 1891. Included are the luminaries: Artemus Ward, Josh... View more info

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Revolt In The Desert

By: Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward) (Introduction by Raleigh Trevelyan)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, England, The Folio Society: 1986

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: A32557

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket, but with a cardboard slipcase that is in Fine condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The slipcase has a tiny bit of rubbing to the corners, but is otherwise clean and bright. "Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO (16 August 1888[5] – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the ruling Ottoman Empire. The br... View more info

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Edward Lear's Journals

By: Lear, Edward, (edited by Herbert Van Thal)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Coward - McCann, Inc.: 1952

Edition: 1st American Edition; 2nd Printing

Seller ID: B60028

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Likely 1st US printing - brought over from UK. 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 some generalized toning and there are several smallish semi-closed edge tears and rubbed spots, along with a couple of small chips. "Edward Lear's nonsense verse has eclipsed all his other writings, and we hazard the guess that if he had not obscured his distinction as a writer of travel books by his genius for writing nonsense, he would still have been a notabl... View more info

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Enchanting Rebel The Secret of Adah Isaacs Menken

By: Lesser, Allen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Beechhurst Press: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A36417

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a 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, rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and srubbed spots, along with several wrinkles. "Adah Isaacs Menken (June 15, 1835 – August 10, 1868) , was an American actress, painter and poet, and was the highest earning actress of her time. She was best known for her performance in the melodrama Mazeppa, with a c... View more info