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History Of Xerxes The Great

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Publisher: 1900

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: A35365

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; C1900. 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 light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying. There are a couple of small edge tears to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Xerxes I (518–465 BC) , called Xerxes the Great, was the fourth king of kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia. Like his predecessor Darius I, he ruled the empire at its territorial apex. He ruled from 486 BC until his as... View more info

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Histories Of Cyrus The Great And Alexander The Great

By: Abbott, Jacob (with Revisions and An Appendix by Lyman Abbott)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1880

Edition: Trade Edition

Seller ID: A35536

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 and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear, along with some light fraying. The spine joints have rubbing as well. There are spots of ground-in dirt and rubbing to the covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The rear endpaper and pastedown have faint crayon scribbles. One to two more text pages towards the rear of the book have faint crayon scribbles as well. "The reign of Cyrus the Great las... View more info

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At the Drop of a Veil The True Story of a California Girl's Years in an Arabian Harem

By: Alireza, Marianne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton and Mifflin: 1980

Edition: 11th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31707

Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


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 respect... View more info

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Father And Son Biographical Recollections

By: Anonymous (Edmund Gosse)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New Yhork, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1907

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35929

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, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. The front endpaper has two previous owner's inked names. "Sir Edmund William Gosse CB ( 21 September 1849 – 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Prot... View more info

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OPUS 300

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton and Mifflin: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A33253

Condition: 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 View more info

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My Life As A Rebel

By: Balabanoff, Angelica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38327

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 spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean, but have some light generalized toning. There is a previous owner's inked name on the half title page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "When the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917, Balabanoff joined the Bolshevik Party and travelled to Russia. According to Emma Goldman, she became disillusioned with the s... View more info

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Touched by Fire The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer

By: Barnett, Louise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31172

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. "Touched by Fire undertakes the search for, as one historian put it, a man waiting to be discovered between the extremes of his experience." View more info

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Shipwreck Of A Generation The Memoirs of Joseph Berger

By: Berger, Joseph

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, England, Harvill Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35448

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have several edge nicks and a small chip to the bottom rear panel. "In 1924-25, Berger-Barzilai spent a few months in Moscow, where he met his wife Esther Feldman, a Russian Jew. Upon his return to Palestine, he was arrested for illegal activities in the Communist party and Comintern, but was only fined. Aft... View more info

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A Life of Walt Whitman

By: Binns, Henry Bryan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, Methuen & Co: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A33888

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 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 i... View more info

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The Personal Life Of David Livingstone Chiefly from His Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of His Family

By: Blaikie, W. Garden (D. D. , Ll. D. ) (William Garden)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Fleming H. Revell Company: N.D.

Edition: Trade Edition

Seller ID: A32756

Condition: 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 A... View more info

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Stevenson's California

By: Bland, Henry Meade

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Jose, CA, The Pacific Short Story Club: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 30029

Condition: Very Good+


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 aut... View more info

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Mussolini The Wild Man of Europe

By: Bond, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, Independent Publishing Co.: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35061

Condition: 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 and front cover of the book has dulled. 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 t... View more info

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Mostly In Clover

By: Boyle, Harry J. (with A Foreword by Burton T. Richardson)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc.: 1964

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A38161

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 mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have a couple of small edge nicks and tears. "In 1942, he began working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as its farm commentator as well as the director of the National Farm Radio Forum. In 1968, Boyle was appointed vice-chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) , and in August 1975 became its chairma... View more info

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Attila The Scourge of God

By: Brion, Marcel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35660

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. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Attila (circa 406–453) , frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, and Alans among others, on the territory of Central and Easte... View more info

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Scenes And Portraits Memories of Childhood and Youth

By: Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A33079

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 w... View more info

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Juliette Low And The Girl Scouts The Story of an American Woman 1860-1927

By: Choate, Anne Hyde and Helen Ferris (edited by)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Girl Scouts Incorporated: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A37462

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, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The book covers have several spots of ground-in dirt and discoloration. The text pages are clean and bright. "Juliette Gordon Low (October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Inspired by the work of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, Juliette Low joined the Girl Guide movement in England, forming a gr... View more info

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Houdini The Untold Story

By: Christopher, Milbourne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1969

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: A34906

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 dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking, along with some associated wrinkling to the top spine end. The dust jacket has ground in dirt as well. "Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and... View more info

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Eldridge Cleaver Post-Prison Writings and Speeches

By: Cleaver, Eldridge (edited and with an introduction by Robert Scheer)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House / A Ramparts Book: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30587

Condition: 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 d... View more info

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In Memorian Dea. Walter Colton

By: Colton, A. M. and G. Q. (for the family)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Georgia, VT, A. M & G. Q. Colton: 0

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31952

Condition: 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... View more info

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The Light Of Common Day

By: Cooper, Lady Diana

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A36412

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 semi-closed tears , noticeable rubbing to the spine joints and spots of ground-in dirt. "Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Cooper, Viscountess Norwich (née Lady Diana Manners; 29 August 1892 – 16 June 1986) was a famously glamorous social figure in London and Paris. As a young woman, she moved... View more info