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Vineyards In The Sky The Life of Legendary Vintner Martin Ray

By: Ray, Eleanor with Barbara Marinacci (with A Foreword by Nathan Chroman)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Stockton, CA, Heritage West Books: 1993

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A37282

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This is a Trade paperback book. 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. There is one small chip / tear to the top spine joint. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration to the bottom front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a brief inscription on the reverse of the front endpaper. "Martin Ray was a pioneer, dedi... View more info

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Sister of the Road The Autobiography of Box-Car Bertha

By: Reitman, Dr. Ben L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Sheridan House: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31715

Condition: Very Good+


This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light creasing to the spine and some beginning edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a rectangle of rubbing to the front pastedown page where a previous owner's address label was removed. The author: "Ben Lewis Reitman (1879–1943) was an American anarchist and physician to the poor ("the hobo doctor"). He is best remembered today as radical Emma Goldman's lover." "“In t... View more info

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Julian The Apostate

By: Ricciotti, Giuseppe (translated by M. Joseph Costelloe, S. J. )

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI, Bruce Publishing Company: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35696

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. There is a bit of light ground-in dirt to the foredge of the text block. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing. The spine of the book has some fading and toning. "Julian (Latin: Flavius Claudius Iulianus Augustus; – 26 June 363) , also known as Julian the Apostate, was Roman Emperor from 361 to 363, as well ... View more info

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I Wanted Out Elsie Robinson's Own Story

By: Robinson, Elsie

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated: 1934

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A32988

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Signed edition. 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. Tthe spine of the book has a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription, by the author, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has a large chip missing from the top front edge, along with several small edge nicks and spots of rubbing . "Robinson, Elsinore Justina (30 April 1883 - Sept. 1956). Robinson was born in Benicia, C... View more info

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John Boyle O'Reilly His Life, Poems and Speeches

By: Roche, James Jeffrey (edited by Mrs. John Boyle O'Reilly)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The History Company: 1891

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30519

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing throughout. The front endpaper has toning to the edges and one small rectangle of rubbing. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the first free page. From Wikipedia: "Some time in 1865, O'Reilly joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood, then commonly known as the "Fenians", a secret society of rebels dedicated to an armed uprising ag... View more info

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The Terrible Siren Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927)

By: Sachs, Emanie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1928

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: A35570

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The paper label on the front cover is generally clean and bright. The paper label on the spine has a couple of edge chips and some toning. The bottom of the front panel (about 2" worth) is heavily sunned and there is a small rubbed nick to the top front panel. The text pages are clean and bright. "Victoria Claflin Woodhull, later Victoria Woodhull Martin (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American leader of the... View more info

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Reflections On A Teapot The Personal History of a Time

By: Sanders, Ronald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A33110

Condition: Fine in 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. "Ronald Sanders (July 7, 1932 — January 11, 1991) was an American journalist and writer. Sanders was born in Union City, New Jersey. His father was English-born musician George Harold Sanders, and mother Rose Rachlin was daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. He had sister Marilyn. The family did not practice any religious traditions, but when in the U. S. Army Sanders filled a form which required to ... View more info

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Here Comes There Goes You Know Who

By: Saroyan, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, Peter Davies: 1962

Edition: 1st British Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34608

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has two small semi-closed edge tears. "I am an estranged man, said the liar: estranged from myself, from my family, my fellow man, my country, my world, my time, and my culture. I am enormously wise and abysmally ignorant." "At the age of three, after his father's death, Saroyan, along with his brother and sister, was placed in an orphanage in Oakland, California. He later went on ... View more info

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Robert The Bruce King of Scots

By: Scott, Ronald McNair

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Hutchinson: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38204

ISBN: 0091496306

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Robert I (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329) , popularly known as Robert the Bruce (Medieval Gaelic: Roibert a Briuis; modern Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart Bruis; Norman French: Robert de Brus or Robert de Bruys; Early Scots: Robert Brus; Latin: Robertus Brussius) , was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famo... View more info

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Southern Belle A Personal Story of a Crusader's Wife

By: Sinclair, Mary Craig (with an introduction by Upton Sinclair)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A34588

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. 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 beginning fading. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with a couple of tiny nicks to the edges. The laminate on the dust jacket has rippled at the spine joints and flap joints. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription on the front endpaper. "Mary Craig Sinclair (1882–1961) was a ... View more info

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My Two Worlds

By: Siwundhla, Alice Princess Msumba

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mountain View, CA, Pacific Press Publishing Association: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32505

Condition: 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 mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears, wrinkles and small edge chips. There is some generalized rubbing to the spine and flap joints and front and rear panels. "As a child, living in the African bush in a mud-and-grass-thatched hut, Alice Princess felt almost instincti... View more info

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Patrick Geddes Spokesman for Man and the Environment

By: Stalley, Marshall (edited and with An Introduction by)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A37478

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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has generalized rubbing, edge wear, several edge nicks and tears and some spots of discoloration. "Sir Patrick Geddes FRSE (2 October 1854 – 17 April 1932) was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner. He is known for his innovative thinking in... View more info

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Houdini His Life and Art: the World's Most Mystifying Magician...

By: The Amazing Randi and Bert Randolph Sugar

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1978

Edition: Trade Edition

Seller ID: A32677

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 text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but has a couple of small edge tears and semi-closed edge tears. The rear cover has several lightish scratches and spots of ground-in dirt. "Escape artist extraordinaire, master magician, debunker of false spirit mediums, silent film star, pioneer aviator, son , husband, historian, collector, legend, enigma - the life of Harry Handcuff Houdini is still shrouded in mys... View more info

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The Country Doctor Illustrated with the Most Recent Pictures of the Dionne Quintuplets

By: Thornton, Willis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A39404

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some edge wear, rubbing and bumping. There is some beginning fraying to the cloth spine ends. The rear cover has noticeable toning. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is noticeable toning to the edges of the pages. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. "The Dionne quintuplets (born May 28, 1934) are the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy. The id... View more info

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What is Remembered

By: Toklas, Alice B.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30704

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. There is some light bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of the front endpaper which has some glue residue. The dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks ans some ground-in dirt. "Perhapsd the most literary friendship of this century was that between Alice Toklas and Gertrude Stein. Sometime after World War One, Gertrude Stein began urging Miss Toklas to write to w... View more info

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The Life Of Florence Nightingale

By: Tooley, Sarah A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1905

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A36006

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 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, corners and bottom edges of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. There are also several spots of fading, discoloration to the front cover. The text pages are clean, but but have noticeablefoxoing throughout, including the edges of the text block. Illustrated throughout with 22 illustrations. The frontispiece, tissue guard, title page and several of the illustrated plates include a previous owner's embossed stamp ... View more info

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Garibaldi And The Thousand (may, 1860)

By: Trevelyan, George Macaulay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, England, Longmans, Green and Co. , Ltd.: 1928

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: A35423

Condition: Good+


This book is in Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and wear. The top spine end of the book cover has a thin one inch chip missing. The covers of the book have spots of discoloration and fading. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but the top edge of the text block has some sort of brown discoloration that has soaked through to the edge of the pages, some pages nearly to half an inch down into the page. The endpapers have toning and spotting as well. There is a previous owner's blue pencil name and date ... View more info

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Garibaldi And The Making Of Italy June - November, 1860

By: Trevelyan, George Macaulay

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd.: 1928

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: A35459

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Good + condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have edge wear, rubbing, bumping and several small nicks and bits of fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have generalized toning / foxing and the edges of the endpapers has some discoloration. The inner rear hinge has dark discoloration as well. "Garibaldi has been called the "Hero of the Two Worlds" because of his military enterprises in Brazil, Uruguay and Europe. He personally commanded and fought in many military campaign... View more info

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Some Of These Days The Autobiography of Sophie Tucker

By: Tucker, Sophie (with Dorothy Giles)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1945

Edition: Early printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A36608

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


SIGNED EDITION. 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 and rubbing. There is noticeable fading / sunning to the bottom edges and spine of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription on the reverse of the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks ans small chips missing, along with noticeable fading and toning to the spine of the dust jacket... View more info

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Theodora The Courtesan of Constantinople

By: Underhill, Clara

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Sears Publishing Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35869

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking 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 edge wear, bumping, and several small nicks. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though with a bit of generalized toning. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front pastedown page. "Theodora (c. 500 – 28 June 548) was empress of the Eastern Roman Empire by marriage to Emperor Justinian I. She was one of the most influential and powerful of the Eastern Roman empresses. Some s... View more info