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1 17977Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams, an Autobiography
Houghton Mifflin NY 1961 Reprint; Twelfth Printing Paperback Very Good 
517 pages; Very Good condition. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Cover and outside page edges lightly age tanning. Solid and clean. Henry Adam turned a sagacious eye upon himself and the tumultuous age in which he lived, and (in the words of Van Wyck Brooks) revealed a phase of American history with unparalleled boldness and truth. 
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2 13729Arvin, Newton (Ed, Intro) The Selected Letters Of Henry Adams - The Great Letters Series
Farrar Straus and Young NY 1951 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
279 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Gray boards with bright gilt lettering. Soft bump to top spine tip. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has light shelf rub at edges. Tiny closed tears at top spine tip. Now in protective sleeve. Despite his denials, Henry Adams was one of the best educated figures of his time, the great post Civil War period of American expansion. Historian, editor, world traveler, distinguished family, he was in a unique position to observe his world, and to record it in his own vivacious and charming way. 
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3 8158Ashe, Arthur; Rampersad, Arnold Days Of Grace, A Memoir
Alfred A. Knopf NY 1993 0679423966 / 9780679423966 Fourth Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
317 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tee-niny closed tear bottom front edge. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! A remarkable and inspiring memoir by a remarkable and inspiring human being: Arthur Ashe, embodiment of courage and grace in every aspect of his life, from his triumphs as a great tennis champion and his determined social activism to his ordeal in the face of death, a casuality of AIDS... 16 pages of black and white photographs. 
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In Memory Yet Green  The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954, Asimov, Isaac
4 20584Asimov, Isaac In Memory Yet Green The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954
Doubleday NY 1979 038513679X / 9780385136792 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
732 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Ever-so-light tone to outside page edges. Solid binding, clean pages. Dust jacket has light shelf rub to back white panel. In Protective sleeve. "This autobiography is detailed, showing how the Russian-speaking youth moved from being an English-illiterate to the self-taught genius that all came to know. It relates how he heard people pronounce street names, examined the street signs & figured out how to read before he began his formal education." 
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5 13792Bigelow, John (Ed) The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin - The Unmutilated And Correct Version
G. P. Putman's Sons NY Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
325 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. No copyright date or printing noted. Burgandy boards with faded gilt lettering. Tiny name/date (1927) to inside front board. Outside page edges are age tanned. Light foxing top text block. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Whatever Franklin wrote seems to have been conceived upon a scale which embraced the whole human race as well as the individual or class to whom it was specifically addressed, the one evidence of true greatness which never deceives nor misleads. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 19791Booth, Richard My Kingdom of Books
Lolfa Wales 1999 0862434955 / 9780862434953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
318 pages; Fine/Fine. Bright green board with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. In this autobiography, Richard Booth recounts his world-wide search for books, taking us from gambling bookshops in Las Vegas to miners' libraries in South Wales, from affluent monasteries in Hollywood to idyllic Book Villages in deepest France. His insights into the trade are fascinating, his descriptions of its eccentric charters witty and revealing. 
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7 15777Bradley, Bill Time Present, Time Past a Memoir
Alfred A. Knopf NY 1996 0679444882 / 9780679444886 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Pugliese, Paul J.; O'Neill, Michael; Carson, Carol 
443 pages; Fine/Fine. Attractive black on red cloth boards with bright gilt lettering and illustration. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! In a memoir at once deeply felt, lively, and astute, Bill Bradley talks about his life, his country, his role in government, and his hopes for the American future. 
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8 2229Burns, George How To Live To Be One Hundred Or More
Penguin Books NY 1983 0399127879 / 9780399127878 Fourth Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
187 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Only defect on book is very soft bump at top corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. White on DJ is very lightly shelf rubbed at edges. Tee-niny chip at top spine tip. A Solid, Tight, Bright, Clean copy. At my age sex gets second billing. Great chapters such as: Relatives can be nice - if they're not yours and If it wears out, you can get a new one. Great reading! 
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9 17554Caldwell, Erskine Call it Experience, The Years of Learning How to Write
Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1951 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 239 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Ex-library with stamps, name plates, pocket and spine pen. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Autobiography. 
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10 10540Carpenter, Liz Getting Better All The Time
Simon & Schuster NY 1987 0671611577 / 9780671611576 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
304 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Full number sequence. Beautiful purple boards with silver lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Un-clipped DJ has small price sticker remnant on spine. In Protective sleeve. An excellent gift! I am still the same person I have always been, the child wading in Salado creek, writing school songs in Austin, attending the University of Texas, going to Washington as a cub reporter, working in the White House, coming home to lead a new kind of life as a widow. Life has always led me to where things are happening, where people are exhilerating, where actions and laughter came quickly. Several sections of photographs. 
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11 15688Churchill, Winston S. , Rt. Hon. Frontiers and Wars, His Four Early Books, Edited Into One Volume
Penguin London 1972 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Columbia Pictures (Cover of Young Winston Scene);b 
603 pages; Very Good condition. Four early books abridged into one volume. Very light reading creases. Just a bit of rub to edges. Outside page edges are very lightly age tanned. Solid, clean. Originally published 1962 in Churchill's own words. Frontiers and Wars is about: The Malakand Field Force, military operations, etc; The River War including the Rebellion of the Mahdi, the operations of the 1st of September, the Battle of Omdurman, 2 September 1898; London to Ladysmith; Ian Hamilton's March, both concerned with the Boer War. Edited into this one volume (though necessarily abridged) Actual photographs, except for cover, which is from the film Young Winston by Columbia Pictures. Trade Paperback. 
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12 16527Cocteau, Jean; Phelps, Robert; Howard, Richard (Trans) Professional Secrets: an Autobiography of Jean Cocteau, Drawn from His Lifetime Writings
Farrar, Straus & Giroux NY 1970 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
331 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Illustrated. Ex-library with stamps, very light spine pen, no pocket. Faint stain to front board. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. This is Jean Cocteau's autobiography as drawn from his lifetime writings, by Robert Phelps. Phelps also writes an opening Remembering Cocteau. The book is full of pictures of Cocteau, his family, early life and later, and his own caricatures are wonderful. 
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13 12637Cooke, Hope Time Change, An Autobiography
Simon and Schuster NY 1980 0671412256 / 9780671412258 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Virga, Vincent 
286 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Red boards with bright gilt lettering. A remainder stamp to bottom outside page edges. Light smudge in the margin of page 177. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. DJ has shelf wear at edges, with closed repaired tear to back panel. Now in protective sleeve. A wise, lyrical and funny book, Time Change is the story of the education of a woman. A precocious American girl growing up in upper middle class New York is drawn to the East before it becomes popular and then marries the king to be of a tiny Himalayan land. 
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14 6006Coon, Carleton S. Adventures And Discoveries - The Autobiography Of Carleton S. Coon, Anthropologist and Explorer
Prentice-Hall, Inc. NJ 1981 0130140279 / 9780130140272 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Siegel, Hal 
404 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny chips at top spine tip and top corner tip. In protective sleeve. An explorer probing the frontiers of Earth since 1924. Author of 19 books and monographs, including the International best seller "The Story of Man". The late Carleton Coon was unquestionably the dean of American anthropologists...... 
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15 16024Davidson, Angus Edward Lear, Landscape Painter and Nonsense Poet 1812-1888
Penguin Ltd London 1950 0719518040 / 9780719518041 1st Penguin Edition; First Printing Paperback Good Illustrated by Lear, Edward 
256 pages; Good condition. Trade Paperback. Light reading creases. Name neatly written very small to top inside cover. White part of cover including part of spine and edges are age tanned. Just a bit rubbed to spine edges, tips and corner tips. Illustrated in humorous reproduced drawings. Lightly bumped to corners. Outside page edges are age tanned. The name of Edward Lear, as a nonsense writer, is known wherever the English language is spoken; his Limericks have had countless imitators, and thousands of children have delighted in The Owl and The Pussy Cat, The Dong with the luminous Nose, and his other nonsense rhymes. 
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16 13041Dorris, Michael Paper Trail - Essays
Harpercollins NY 1994 0060169710 / 9780060169718 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Robbins, Ken 
371 pages; Fine/Fine. Full number sequence. Attractive burgandy boards with shiny gilt lettering and design. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! In Paper Trail, Dorris reminisces about the mother and grandmother who raised him, recalling the time he and his mother went backstage in Louisville to meet Tyrone Power. A remarkably diverse collection, Paper Trail offers the unique perspectives of Michael Dorris. 
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17 3721Dunow, Henry The Way Home : Scenes From A Season, Lessons From A Lifetime
Broadway Books NY 2001 0767907337 / 9780767907330 Original Wraps Fine 
Galley/Proof; (6 x 9 1/4); (pgs. 195) Fine - As New condition. NO reading creases. Un-read Tight. A Solid, Clean copy. Beautifully Illustrated Original Wraps. BOUND MANUSCRIPT. An Excellent Gift. Soft cover - not a hard cover book. 
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18 16174Egginton, Joyce; Rather, Dan; Persico, Joseph E. ; Grealy, Lucy Today's Best Nonfiction, Volume 34, Circle of Fire; the Camera Never Blinks Twice; Nuremberg; Autobiography of a Face
Reader's Digest NY 1995 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Club; 575 pages; Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition, Volume 34. Attractive navy blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering. Un-read tight. ISSN 08939373. A recap leaflet of the four stories laid in. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is fine! In protective sleeve. An excellent Gift! A blue silk ribbon page marker. Circle of Fire - Murder and betrayal in the Swiss Nanny Case; The Camera Never Blinks Twice - The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist by Dan Rather and Mickey Herkowitz; Nurenberg, Infamy on Trial by Joseph E. Persico; and, Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy. Lucy Grealy describes the lonliness of pain, the confusion of childhood, the slow shock of her disfigured face with exquisite, unblinking intelligence that is both gracious and, improbably, filled with joy. 
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19 3333Galindo, Rudy Icebreaker, The Autobiography Of Rudy Galindo
Pocket Books NY 1998 0671003917 / 9780671003913 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
255 pages; Near Fine condition. One page was dogeared. Gift Quality. Rumor has had it that many male figure skaters are homosexual. Galindo was the first to declare his gay orientation; his sometimes startling candor is revealed throughout this autobiography: "When I had sex for the first time, I didn't know I needed to practice safe sex, you might find that hard to believe. But I was completely immersed in my skating." Trade Paperback. 
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20 12948Gilchrist, Ellen Falling Through Space - The Author's Journal
Faber and Faber London 1988 0571151760 / 9780571151769 First British Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
166 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Falling Through Space vividly explores the Mississippi plantation life that shaped Ellen Gilchrist as a child; the books, teachers, and artists who influenced her development; and her thoughts about writing and about life. Illustrated with pictures from the Gilchrist family albums. 
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21 3694Grant, Ulysses S. ; McFeely, Mary D. (editor) ; McFeely, William S. (editor) Memoirs And Selected Letters (library Of America) Two Volumes
Library of America, The NY 1990 0940450585 / 9780940450585 Original Wraps Very Good+ 
Galley/Proof; (6 x 9 1/4); (pgs. Vol 1 602 - Vol II 597 - total 1199) Very Good Plus condition. NO hinge or spine reading creases. It appears these were working Proofs. Various underlining throughout - and some pages dog eared. BOUND GALLEY in two parts - although the finished book appeared in one volume. Uncorrected Proofs. Soft cover - not a hard cover book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 5708Green, Ely ELY - An Autobiography
University of Georgia Press GA 1990 0820312347 / 9780820312347 Reprint; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
246 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. No markings. Very light shelf rub at spine edge. An excellent gift! A touching and unforgettable memoir. Here in microcosm is all that was (and is) right about the South and wrong about the South, and the U.S. in its treatment of the Negro. It is both beautiful and terrible; the love in it and the terrible reproach is enough to wring the heart - Walker Percy. Trade Paperback. 
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23 150Grey, Jerry; Foreword by Isaac Asimov Enterprise
Wm. Morrow & Co. NY 1979 0688034624 / 9780688034627 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
288 pages; First Edition with Full Number Sequence. FINE/FINE. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. DJ has tee-niny closed tear at corner of bottom spine tip. A Bright, Beautiful, Tight, Clean copy. An Excellent Gift! This book is the story of real people who made dreams come true and are utterly revolutionizing space flight... it is told by someone who's lived the story... 
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24 3735Harlan, Malvina Shanklin Some Memories Of A Long Life, 1854-1911
Modern Library NY 2002 0679642625 / 9780679642626 Original Wraps Fine 
Galley/Proof; 12mo ; (pgs. 228) Fine - As New condition. Un-read Tight. NO reading creases. A Solid, Clean copy. Beautifully Illustrated Original Wraps. Advance Uncorrected Reader's Edition. An Excellent Gift. Soft cover - not a hard cover book. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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25 16601Helburn, Theresa A Wayward Quest, the Autobiography of Theresa Helburn
Little, Brown MA 1960 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 344 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Ex-library with stamps, book plate, Spine label pen, Date Due slip and pocket. First Edition stated. Spine lightly faded. Last page and half-title page very lightly yellowed as if newpaper article had been there. Small, light soil spot to back board. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Many illustrations with pictures of author with various people of the stage, and the Theater Guild. She was a Producer and Exeutive Director. She knew all the famous writers such as George Bernard Shaw, and the American playwrights, like Euene O'Neill. She worked behind the scenes and achieved a great theater career. A very good read. 
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26 19790Herriot, James The Lord God Made Them All
St. Martin's Press NY 1981 0312498349 / 9780312498344 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
373 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Soft bump to bottom corner tips. Outside page edges ever so lightly age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Dust jacket lightly age tanning. Tiny chip at top and bottom edge of back panel. Tiny closed tear on top edge of back panel. Now in protective sleeve. The warm and joyful sequel to All Things Wise and Wonderful. 
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27 7255Heymann, Jody Equal Partners, A Physician's Call For A New Spirit Of Medicine
Little, Brown & Co. Boston 1995 0316359939 / 9780316359931 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
257 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! A physician who has also suffered a serious illness tells us in clear and affecting prose what ails some of us in medicine - our more than occasional moral smugness, our blindness to the everday travail of those for whom we care as our patients. 
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28 3568Iacocca, Lee with Novak, William Iacocca, An Autobiography
Bantam Books NY 1984 0553050672 / 9780553050677 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
(pgs. 352) Near Fine/Very Good. Book is Great with Straight boards and Tips are Pointed. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has shelfwear along top edge and bottom spine tip. Light rubbing at front flap fold. Now in protective sleeve. Iacocca is a fascinating self-portrait of a uniquely American life, an invaluable addition to business literature, which, like its subject, is inspiring, provocative, and one-of-a-kind.... 
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29 16243Johnson, William A. Through the Years with William A. Johnson
William A. Johnson CA 1955 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
286 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Very attractive navy blue cloth covered boards with fading gilt lettering and illustration. A bit of shelf rub to spine tips and corner tips. Big over-sized book with genealogy charts, documents, old photographs (Civil War) and new. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! This is the story of Willam A. "Bill" Johnson, a 'great American', his fellows and associates called him, Founder of The Beavers, who are the the world's most outstanding builders and contractors. The pipe builders and bridge and dam builders and what to expect in the future are all covered in this unual autobiography.; Signed by Author 
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30 15007Kamal, Ahmad The Sacred Journey Being Pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca)
Duell, Sloan & Pearce NY 1961 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Lurin, Larry 
197 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Text in English and Arabic. Attractive bright green cloth boards with black lettering. No flaws - just not as fresh as new. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has lightly sunned spine. Just a little bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! The Sacred Journey - Being Pilrimage to Makkah: The Traditions, Dogma, and Islamic Ritual that govern the lives and the destiny of more than five hundred million who call themselves Muslim: one seventh of Mankind. In Arabic and in English. A beautiful book bringing knowledge to the Western reader of Islam. 
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31 17069Leaming, Barbara; Jenkins, Peter; Rodriguez, Ana; Garvin, Glenn; Gandt, Robert Today's Best Nonfiction, Volume 35, Katharine Hepburn; Along the Edge of America; Diary of a Survivor; Skygods
Reader's Digest NY 1995 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Club; 575 pages; Stated First Edition, Volume 35. Attractive navy blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering. Un-read tight. ISSN 08939373. A recap leaflet of the four stories laid in. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is fine! In protective sleeve. An excellent Gift! A blue silk ribbon page marker. Katharine Hepburn; Along the Edge of America by Peter Jenkins; Diary of a Survivor - Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women's Prison by Anna Rodriquez and Glenn Garvin; Sky Gods: The Fall of Pan Am by Robert Gandt. 
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32 15805Leek, Sybil A Shop in the High Street
Jarrolds, Ltd London 1962 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hall, Douglas 
Ex-Library; 208 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Former University library book, with stamps, no pocket and spine label. Black cloth boards with silver & pink lettering and silver illustration to spine. Gray endpapers with wonderful black ink sketched illustrations. Very soft bump to corner tips. Newspaper review laid in. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, says a Chinese proverb and Mrs. Leek often thinks of this as she remembers her stall on the cobblestones in Ringwood Market many years ago. This stall was her first step towards the flourishing antique shop which she now runs in that country town on the edge of the New Forest. 
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33 7966Limbaugh, Rush See, I Told You So
Pocket NY 1993 067187120X / 9780671871208 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
364 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Remainder line. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Conservation's most outspoken champion, Rush leads the charge to embrace and defend the fundamental values that have shaped the American character - belief in God, devotion to family, law and order, self-reliance, rugged individualism, commitment to excellence, rewarding achievement, and - the notion that the woman is always right... 
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Selected Letters V 1934-1937, Lovecraft, Howard Phillips; Derleth, August (Ed) ; Turner, James (Ed)
34 20093Lovecraft, Howard Phillips; Derleth, August (Ed) ; Turner, James (Ed) Selected Letters V 1934-1937
Arkham House WI 1976 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
437 pages; Fine/Fine. New book. Only 5000 copies issued. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine, in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! The monumental letters project is concluded with this fifth volume encompassing the final years and death of Howard Phillips Lovecraft - 1934 to 1937. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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35 20507MacLaine, Shirley The Camino
Pocket Books NY 2001 0743400720 / 9780743400725 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
307 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful book and dust jacket, in protective sleeve. "This is the story of a journey. It is the eagerly anticipated and altogether startling culmination of Shirley MacLaine's extraordinary -- and ultimately rewarding -- road through life. The riveting odyssey began with a pair of anonymous handwritten letters imploring Shirley to make a difficult pilgrimage along the Santiago de Compostela Camino in Spain." Fascinating reading! 
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36 4245MacMillan, Harold THE BLAST OF WAR 1939 - 1945
Harper & Row NY 1968 0060127481 / 9780060127480 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
623 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Spine lightly faded. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are tight and clean. Author's memoirs. Bibliographical footnotes. 
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37 19518Mandela, Nelson; Leamer, Laurence; Preston, Richard; Blais, Madeleine Today's Best Nonfiction, Volume 33, Long Walk to Freedom; the Kennedy Women; the Hot Zone; in These Girls, Hope is a Muscle
Reader's Digest NY 1995 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Club; 575 pages; Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition, Reader's Digest - Volume 33. Attractive navy blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering. Un-read tight. A recap leaflet of the four stories laid in. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is fine! In protective sleeve. An excellent Gift! A blue silk ribbon page marker. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela; The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American Family; The Hot Zone, a study of good bugs and bad bugs. In these Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais. 
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38 10539Marquez, Gabriel Garcia; Grossman, Edith (Trans) Living To Tell The Tale
Alfred A. Knopf NY 2003 0965806774 / 9780965806770 1st US Paperback Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
484 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Unread tight. Tiny rub at top cover edge. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of twenty two books, including 100 Years of Solitude, received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Trade Paperback. 
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39 14081Marquis De Barbe-Marbois; Chase, Eugene Parker (Trans. & Ed) Our Revolutionary Forefathers - The Letters Of Francois, Marquis De Barbe-marbois During His Residence In The U. S. As Secretary Of The French Legation 1779-1785
Duffield & Co. NY 1929 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Siegel, Wiliam 
225 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Frontise and protective tissue. Spine and board edges are sunned. Tiny name/date to inside front board. Outside page edges are age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. The French are perhaps the only people in the world who can be both polite and rude at the same time. Barbe-Marbois is not without this double-edged gift, and it adds to the interest of his memoirs. Barbe-Marbois is giving us two pictures here, that of America and that of himself. To us perhaps the former is the more interesting. But we can get a good deal of amusement in contemplating the second. 
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40 16178Matthews, Christopher; Schomaker, Mary Zimmeth; Olsen, Jack; Tidwell, Mike Today's Best Nonfiction, Volume 40, Kennedy & Nixon; Lifeline; Salt of the Earth; Amazon Stranger
Reader's Digest NY 1996 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Club; 575 pages; Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition, Volume 40. Attractive navy blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering. Un-read tight. ISSN 08939373. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent Gift! A blue silk ribbon page marker. A laid in publisher's leaflet. Kennedy & Nixon by Christopher Matthews; Salt of the Earth by Jack Olsen; Amazon Stranger by Mike Tidwell; Lifeline: How One Night Changed Five Lives, A True Story by Mary Zimmeth Schomaker. 
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41 6206McMahon, Jim; Verdi, Bob McMAHON! The Bare Truth About Chicago's Brashest Bear
Warner NY 1986 0446512710 / 9780446512718 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
223 pages; Very Good/Very Good. Light bump to top corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has light rub to edges. In protective sleeve. You've heard the media's story on the Jim McMahon phenomenon Now read his side of the story - in the most irresistible sports book of the year. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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42 4383Mill, John Stuart; Coss, John Jacob (Preface) AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN STUART MILL, PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT IN THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Columbia University NY 1960 Third Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
240 pages; Very Good condition. Covers are lightly rubbed. Very light hinge creases. NO spine creases. Outside page edges lightly tanned. Interior bright, tight and clean. Celebrated philosopher and economist of the nineteenth century. An outstanding representative of the eventful, swiftly changing times in which he lived. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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43 8177Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten, Eighty Years In Pictures
Viking Press NY 1979 0670491373 / 9780670491377 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
224 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Tiny nick to front board Name to front fly-leaf. Family Tree End papers. Large gilt lettering. Illustrated throughout with photographs, first taken was with his great Grandmother and Godmother, Queen Victoria. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Coffee table size book. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Front end-paper Family Tree shows Mountbatten's descent from Grand Duke Louis II of Hesse. Back end paper show Descent from Queen Victoria. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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44 4347Neely, Scott A GOOD ROAD TO WALK, REFLECTIONS OF A PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR
Holocene Publishing SC 2000 1891885235 / 9781891885235 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
273 pages; Fine condition. Bright and Beautiful. No creases. Solid, clean. As Wofford College's 14th Presidential Scholar, Scott Neely, Class of 2000, spent months between his junior and senior years visiting Third World countries in search of 'saints' quietly making a difference in the lives of people. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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45 3078Noble, Iris Contemporary Women Scientists Of America
Julian Messner NY 1979 0671329200 / 9780671329204 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 158 pages; Very Good Plus condition/ No Jacket. Un-read tight. This ex-library copy still has pocket attached to fly-leaf. Usual stamps. Boards are Straight and Tips are Pointed. Boards are covered with clean plastic sleeve which has kept them clean and bright (attached inside boards). Pages are Tight and Bright and Clean. Contemporary American women scientists who are actively working today in their special fields owe much to others who are now retired or semi-retired, or who have died. Some of these wonderful women were born in the late 1800s, but their works are very much a part of the twentieth century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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46 17898O'Connor, Frank An Only Child
Alfred A. Knopf NY 1961 0333098552 / 9780333098554 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
276 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Circle from ink pen on front fly leaf - like trying to see if ink in ballpoint. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Frontisepiece of Minnie O'Connor O'Donovan. Autobiography. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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47 16173O'Grady, Captain Scott; Fisher, Mary; Bradlee, Ben; Walter Jess Today's Best Nonfiction, (Volume 3 1996) Volume 39, Return with Honor; My Name is Mary; a Good Life; Every Knee Shall Bow
Reader's Digest NY 1996 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Club; 575 pages; Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition Volume 39. Attractive navy blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering and illustration. ISSN 08939373. A recap leaflet of the four stories laid in. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is fine! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! A blue silk ribbon page marker. Return with Honor. Getting locked into fame's radar scanner; My Name is Mary by Mary Fisher, about the battle continues on AIDS; Truth, Lies, and what's Important! A Good Life, by Ben Bradlee, who works on the Washington Post headquarters in Washington D. C. ; Every Knee Shall Bow, the standoff between federal officials and the Weaver family of Ruby Ridge, Idaho. 
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Chaplain At War, Oliver, Kenneth
48 8234Oliver, Kenneth Chaplain At War
Angel Great Britain 1988 0947785124 / 9780947785123 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
116 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Ourside page edges very lightly age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny bit of rub bottom spine tip. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Although the Reverend Kenneth Oliver had been almost a pacifist during the early thirties, he saw the evil of the Nazi government in Germany and realised this must be resisted, even if it meant going to war... 
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49 18130Oppenheimer, George View from the Sixties, Memories of a Spent Life
David Mckay 1966 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
273 pages; Near Fine/Very Good. Nameplate removed from front fly leaf with no loss. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ back white panel lightly age tanned. Moderate shelf wear at edges. Now in protective sleeve. The author would like to announce that he has never been a spy, a politician, a general, an intern, a dope addict, a sex fiend, or other natural inhabitant of the best seller list. He has, however, written films for Garbo, Harlow, and the Marx Brothers; done publicity for Mencken, Nathan, and Cather.... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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50 19564Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart The Gates Ajar
Fields, Osgood and Co MA 1869 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
248 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Does no appear to be a First Edition with 1869 on the title page and 1868 on the copyright page. No printing noted. Has Approaches in lieu of Nears in the dedication. Green boards with shelf wear to spine tips and corner tips. Brown end papers. Spine is faded. Name and date (1969) on first blank page crossed through in pencil. Outside page edges are browned. Firm binding and hinges. Clean pages. 
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  • Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran, and Fedogan & Bremer Books
    At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these publishers - both new and used.

  • Author Web Sites/Fan Sites
    A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or changing although a recent check with a program showed no broken links. One can hope right?

  • Book Care and other book information
    About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a How to Identify First Editions. It will include links, reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least) tidbits as we add to it.

  • Book Condition Description
    We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective, but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the book for any reason.

  • Book Inventory Programs The question of which book inventory program to use was always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management (in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

  • Book Reviews
    A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews (with, of course, credit to you if you wish).

  • Chrislands Book Stores
    Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are very happy with them as are their other customers. This page gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.

  • General Links; Other Book Stores, SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References, etc.
    Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else. Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005), there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related Links.

  • Glenn Larsen's Guide to First Editions
    Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.

  • Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
    This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least the start of one

  • Help for on-line book buyers
    We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other places to get books - If we don't have the book you are looking for, of course :-)

  • IOBA Book Stores
    The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part, "Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.

  • Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
    This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the Liaden Universe® and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books, as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.

  • Previously Featured Books
    Featured Books is where we list the books which have been featured on our home page - we may have more about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we featured the Chronicles of Narnia we listed "both sequences". The order in which they were originally published and "the preferred sequence of CS Lewis".

    We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
    • Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
      An interesting directory for 1855.
    • Crystallizing Public Opinion
      Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.
    • Oxford Lectern Bible The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece, and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and the Doves Press Bible.
    • The Principles Of Judicial Proof
      Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
    • Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors Edition with illustrations by Dulac
      A page devoted to a special book. The 1910 limited edition of Sir Author Quiller-Couch's The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
    • The Religious System of China
      First published over quite a few years, the initial volume was published in 1892 and the final volume was printed in 1910, The Religious System of China is a monumental work by Jan J M de Groot that "is an attempt at depicting the Chinese Religion as it is really practiced by the nation, and at sketching on a broad scale its influence on Domestic and Social Life. It is the fruit of an intimate contact with the Chinese race for several years." The work also contains a detailed study of China's funerary stelae, and the mythical animals used to decorate them.
    • Slovenly Peter's Story Book
      A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.

  • Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and whatever
    This is really a series of pages consistings of almost anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D, about searching for information on a book on Google and at the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.

  • Repricing
    A short look at some of the reasons for (semi)automatically repricing your inventory including a few Perl code snippets.

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  •   Setting Up an Internet Book Store
    An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first look" at some of the things one should think about in setting up an internet book store.


  • Transfer Homebase data to BookTrakker
    We use BookTrakker for maintaining and updating our main database of books we have listed here on our site. In talking to other BookTrakker users, they wanted to know how they could use someone to enter data which they could transfer to BookTrakker either in addition to or instead of using the network version of BookTrakker. Since we use both the network version and Homebase as "auxillary input systems", I though I would finally describe how we did the Homebase to BookTrakker part of it.






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