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The Last Empress

By: Varè, Daniele

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Sun Dial Press, Inc.: 1936

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 32039

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 top edge of the rear panel has some water spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, small tears and chips missing, along with edge wear and rubbing. "Tzu-Hsi, Dowager Empress of China, the last of the great Asiatic rultes, died in 1908. Four years later Signor V... View more info

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Rebel In Bombazine Memoirs of Malwida Von Meysenbug

By: Von Meysenbug, Malwida (edited by Mildred Adams)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co. , Inc.: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A36038

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only 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 are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, small chips, ground- in dirt and overall wear and tear. "Malwida von Meysenbug (28 October 1816 — 23 April 1903) was a German writer, her work including Memories of an Idealist, the first volume of which she published anonymously in 1869. As well, she was ... View more info

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The Psychopathic God Adolf Hitler

By: Waite, Robert G. L. (Robert George Leeson Waite)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books, Inc. Publishers: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38453

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 small edge nicks and beginning tears, along with some rubbing and wear. "Waite's psychohistorical solution for balancing judgment and understanding was to rely extensively on quotations from those he studied. In Vanguard of Nazism, he quoted the Freikorps fighters at length "to convey their spirit as accurately as possible by letting them speak for themselves." Relying on t... View more info

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The Fabulous Showman The Life and Times of P. T. Barnum

By: Wallace, Irving

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 30402

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; Includes a Postcard Signed by the Author - The book itself is not signed. 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. This copy includes a postcard signed, and with an inscription, by the author, Irving Wallace. The dust jacket is in mostly clean, bright condition, but does have some light edge wear, rubbing and a couple of small edge nicks and tears along with some light toning, mostly to the spine and edges of the book covers. "Barnum the public ... View more info

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Life And Limb The Fabulous Career of Melvin M. Belli

By: Wallace, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35811

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 generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears and strips of glue residue to the reverse at the spine and flap joint edges. "Melvin Mouron Belli (July 29, 1907 – July 9, 1996) was a prominent American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and by insurance companies as "Melvin Bellicose." He had many celebrity clients, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Errol Flynn, Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali, The... View more info

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The Unforgettables Memoirs of Wallace L. Ware

By: Ware, Wallace L. (Foreword by Harry S. Young)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Hesperian Press: 1964

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A36754

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. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, spots of rubbing, especially the flap joints. The rear cover has light generalized toning and ground- in dirt. There is a red ink x on the front flap corner. View more info

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Dear Preceptor, The Life Of Thomas Wentworth Higginson

By: Wells, Anna Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A37433

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 clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge wear, bumping and nicking. "Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 – May 9, 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. He... View more info

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Experiment in Autobiography Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1886)

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31530

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 1st US Trade Edition. 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 a previous owner's bookplate (Marian /Jim) on the front endpaper, along with an inked notation. "Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. [8] He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views.... View more info

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The Ancestry, Life and Times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley, LLD

By: West, Nathaniel D.D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Saint Paul, MN, Pioneer Press Publishing Company: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 29397

Condition: Very Good


This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The front and rear endpapers have newspaper clippings related to Sibley and his relations tipped in. The second front free page has chips missing and a long tear, along with a previous owner's inked inscription. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of some toning to the page edges. The biographee Sibley was the first governor of the state of Minnesota amongst other luminary positions. View more info

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The Story of Opal The Journal of an Understanding Heart

By: Whiteley, Opal (with an Introduction by Ellery Sedgwick)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1920

Edition: Limited Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30493

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; Limited to 650 copies - this is book number 521. Also included is a 1st Printing of the 1976 edition arranged and adapted by Jane Boulton. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket for this edition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The covers have dark green paper covered boards and a paper vellum spine with a paper spine label. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning foxing to the endpapers. ... View more info

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The Seven Ages Of Washington

By: Wister, Owen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1907

Edition: Reprint; 261p.

Seller ID: A37687

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. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing and bumping to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and historian, considered the "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant. " (from Wikipedia) View more info

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Three Flights Up

By: Woodward, Helen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A32761

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED EDITION. 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 and top front edge of the book covers have fading. The gilt lettering on the spine of the book is noticeably toned and flaked. The text pages are clean and bright. This book has been signed and dated by the author on the front endpaper in green ink. "Helen Rosen Woodward is best known for her contribution to the world of advertising and is generally believed to be the first female account executive in the United States. Born in New ... View more info