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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith (Originally Godly)

By: Sherwin, Oscar

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Collier Books: 1962

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 17355

Condition: Very Good+


351 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Faint front hinge crease. No spine creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Presents a living portrait of Oliver Goldsmith, the awkward, bumbling, lovable creature who is the aurhor of The Deserted Village, The Vicar of Wakefield an other classics. Trade Paperback. View more info

Fanfare for Elizabeth

By: Sitwell, Edith

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1946

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15443

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


227 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Blue boards with gilt lettering. Tiny name to inside front board. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. View more info

UPON THIS ROCK

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Coward McCann: 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18588

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


352 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Solid binding. Outside page edges are age tanning. Name to half title page. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has minor shelf rub and light shelf wear at the edges but has a 1 inch chip to top front panel edge. Now in protective sleeve. In the Hierarchy of the world's great stories, the life of Simon Peter ranks second to the of Christ Himself. This was the humble fisherman who became the P... View more info

George Washington - a Profile

By: Smith, James Morton (Ed) ; Donald, Aida Dipace (Gen. Ed)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Hill and Wang: 1970

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 14438

ISBN: 0809096692

Condition: Very Good+


290 pages; Very Good Plus condition. 3rd Printing. American Century Series. Very light front hinge crease. No spine reading creases. Just a bit of shelf rub and bump to cover. Solid, clean. The books in this series bring together the best biographical and interpretive writing on the lives of great Americans. Trade Paperback. View more info

Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer & Founder Of Christian Science (twentieth-century Biographers Ser.)

By: Smith, Louise A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MA, The Christian Science Publishing Society: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 3082

ISBN: 0875102263

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


142 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Bright and Sharp. This short, concise overview is a biography written especially for today's reader. Included is an interesting sketch of Mary Baker Eddy's life, the religion she established, and information on some of the pioneer workers in the early years of the Christian Science church. View more info

John Adams Volume I - 1735-1784 And Volume II 1784-1826 (2 Books)

By: Smith, Page

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14041

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Near Fine/No Jacket. TWO books. Stated First Edition with Book Club dimple on back board. Attractive gray with bright red square to spine and bright gilt lettering. Tiny bit of shelf rub to top corner tips. Spine is a bit age tanned, with sticker shadow near top edge. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! The Life of John Adams. I have tried to present John Adams with all his foibles and eccentricities, his blemish... View more info

John Adams Volume I 1735 - 1784 and Volume II 1784 - 1826 - in Slipcase (2 books)

By: Smith, Page

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14418

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


620 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. TWO books in Slipcase which is Very Good Plus. Stated First Edition. Attractive gray with bright red square to spine and bright gilt lettering. Name neatly written on front fly leaf. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ's are very lightly age tanned at spine. Now in protective sleeve. Slipcase has tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Clear plastic repair tape to top corner. Thin crinkle to picture on fr... View more info

Trollope, His Iife and Art

By: Snow, C. P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1975

Seller ID: 14482

ISBN: 0684144018

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


191 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Attractive burnt orange boards with gilt lettering. Just a bit of shelf rub to board edges. Marble type endpapers, with gift inscription on back of endpaper page. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is price clipped. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! This sumptuously illustrated book, written with such penetrating intelligence, verve and wi... View more info

CHRISTOPHER FRY

By: Stanford, Derek

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Longman's, Green & Co.: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 6259

Condition: Fine


Writers and Their Work; 43 pages; Fine condition. NO creases. Solid, Clean. View more info

The Trollopes: the Chronicle of a Writing Family

By: Stebbins, Lucy Poate; Richard Poate Stebbins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Columbia University Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15975

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


394 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Attractive gray cloth boards with purple lettering. Spine is very lightly sunned. Tiny name neatly written to top inside front panel. Tiny bit of shelf rub to edge. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. The phenomenal popularity of Anthony Trollope's novels, the inexplicable absence of any full-scale biography of their author, and the prevalence of singular miscon... View more info

Biographical Essays

By: Strachey, Lytton

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, Harvest Book - Harcourt, Brace & World:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 14665

Condition: Very Good+


295 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No copyright information. Front hinge crease. No spine creases. Gift inscription to half title page. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Spine is lightly sunned. Solid, clean. Biographical Essays contains thirty-five sketches about Voltaire, Frederick the Great, Rousseau, Gibbon, Boswell, Walpole, Sarah Bernhardt, and a number of delightful eccentrics, including Lady Hester Stanhope. Trade Paperback. View more info

Hitler's Battles for Europe

By: Strawson, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19428

ISBN: 0684123797

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


256 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Black boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. Here is a fascinating account of one of history's strangest military commanders and his struggle to conquer and hold Europe. It is a story of the strategic brilliance, eccentricity and iron will of a man obsessed with war and conquest. Illustrated with maps and ph... View more info

THE QUEST FOR CORVO An Experiment in Biography

By: Symons, A. J. A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 6515

Condition: Good+


220 pages; Good Plus condition. Reading creases. Page edges age tanned. Cover just a little shelf rubbed at edges. Top corner bumped. Solid, clean. View more info

The Mind And Art Of Chaucer

By: Tatlock, J. S. P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Syracuse Univrsity Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8011

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


114 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Very light shelf rub to spine tips and corner tips. Name inside front board. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is tattered glassine wrapper. A Short biography. From the Introduction by Germaine Dempster, quoting a close associate of Dr. Tatlock, Dr. Hart: The style, to an unusal degree, was the man. Reading these pages I had constantly the sense of his (Chaucer's) ... View more info

Beaverbrook

By: Taylor, A. J. P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13339

ISBN: 0671213768

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


712 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Attractive black cloth boards with bright silver lettering. Just a bit of age tan to outside page edges. Great photos! Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has light shelf wear at front corner tips and top spine tip. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Beaverbrook as a politician, newspaper magnate, historian, and high-pressure organizer was nothing less than a phenomenon. His Canadia... View more info

American Pharaoh : Mayor Richard J. Dailey: His Battle For Chicago & The Nation

By: Taylor, Elizabeth; Cohen, Adam

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Little, Brown & Company: 2000

Seller ID: 3727

ISBN: 0316834033

Condition: Fine


Galley/Proof; (6 x 9 1/4); (pgs. 558) Fine - As New condition. NO reading creases. Un-read Tight. A Solid, Clean copy. Beautifully Red Original Wraps. UNCORRECTED BOUND PROOF. An Excellent Gift. Soft cover - not a hard cover book. View more info

The Edwardian Lady - The Story Of Edith Holden

By: Taylor, Ina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7775

ISBN: 0030574544

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


207 pages; Near Fine/Fine. WHS stamp on half title page. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is fantastic! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Edith came from a very talented family, and her sisters gained greater recognitionon their lifetime for their literary and artistic works than she did in hers. By the time of her marriage however, when she was nearly 40 , she had established herself as a book illustrator and she cont... View more info

The Filming of Young Winston, Columbia Pictures Presents, on Location

By: Tipthrop, Peter (Ed)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Sackville Smeets: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15675

Condition: Near Fine


20 pages; Near Fine condition. 8 1/2 x 11 booklet of On Location photographs - The filming of Young Winston. Just a bit of shelf rub to front cover edges. Solid, clean. Good screenplays make good films. Columbia Pictures Presents a Film by Carl Foreman and Richard Attenborough: Robert Shaw as Lord Randolf Churchill and Anne Bancroft, As Lady Jennie Churchill and Simon Ward as Young Winston. Full of photographs of on location shooting of scenes, introduced by Barry Norman... View more info

Selected Letters Of Edwin Arlington Robinson

By: Torrence, Ridgely (Selected /ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14037

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


191 pages; Near Fine/No Jacket. Attractive beige cloth boards with gilt lettering. Name and date to front fly leaf. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. In bringing together the letters included in this volume, chosen from the large body of correspondence made available, the intent has been to present Robinson the man. View more info

REMEMBERING DENNY

By: Trillin, Calvin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 4899

ISBN: 0446670324

Condition: Very Good+


210 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Just a tiny bit of shelf rub at the edges. NO creases. A Solid, Clean softcover. In Remembering Denny, essayist and poet Calvin Trillin investigates the life and death of a Yale classmate. Trade Paperback. View more info

Thomas Wolfe

By: Turnbull, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6698

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


374 pages; Fine/Very Good. Bright boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Price clipped DJ has light shelf wear at spine tips and corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. Everything about Thomas Wolfe was outsize, extreme, and in conflict: his warmth and gentleness and his cruelty; his gregariousness and loneliness; his gusto and despair. It is all here in Thomas Wolfe. View more info

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, PORTRAIT OF A BALANCED SOUL

By: Wagenknecht, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 4449

ISBN: 0195017668

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


307 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, spine is square, tips are pointed and pages are clean. Un-read tight. DJ is great! In new protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! Wagenknect explores Emerson's essays, speeches, letters, poems, books, and journals; accounts of people who knew him; and everything that has been written about Emerson since his death... View more info

Moments of Truth: Real Stories of Life Changing Inspiration

By: Wainwright, Tony; Celizic, Mike

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, New American Library: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14896

ISBN: 0451409280

Condition: Near Fine


225 pages; Near Fine condition. Full number seuence. No creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub to edges. Number written on half title page. Solid, otherwise clean. Celine Dion, Bill Parcells, Senator John McCain, and others tell how they triumphed over tragedy - and went on to fulfill their dreams. With 22 essays based on interviews. Trade Paperback. View more info

BERNARD SHAW

By: Ward, A. C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1963

Seller ID: 6263

Condition: Fine


Writers and Their Work; 60 pages; Fine condition. NO creases. Solid, Clean. View more info

Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography

By: Ward, Geoffrey C.; Duncan, Dayton; Burns, Ken

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17257

ISBN: 0375405615

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


269 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Remainder dot. Black boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! This book pulls together material from a variety of published and unpublished sources. It is examines not merely his justly famous novels, stories, travelogues, and lectures, but also his diaries, letters, and 275 Illustrations... View more info

Robert Browning and His World: Two Robert Brownings? (1861-1889)

By: Ward, Maisie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16010

ISBN: 0304934240

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


339 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. University ex-library with stamps and spine label - no pocket. Attractive burgundy cloth boards with bright gilt lettering and bright gilt illustration to front panel. Gold endpapers. Outside page edges very lightly age tanned. Soft bump to corner tips. Strong and firm binding and hinges. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. The author writes of the two sides Browning, comparing him to Henry James. James was ... View more info

Robert Browning and His World: the Private Face (1812-1861)

By: Ward, Maisie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16011

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


336 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. University ex-library with stamps, spine label and no pocketl. Attractive blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and gilt illustration to front panel. Gold endpapers. Outside page edges very lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. The painter D. G. Rosetti painted the fronticepiece in this volume and he is also quoted in the Introduction: I guess I'm half a quack, For whom te... View more info

Joseph Conrad (Men and Books)

By: Warner, Oliver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UK, Longmans, Green: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8014

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


196 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Outside page edges are age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is age tanned, more so at spine and flap folds. Tee-niny chips along edges. Light shelf rub to spine edge. Now in protective sleeve. This is a Series of Literary Biographies called Men & Books. The Men are the writers, from Chaucer onwards, who have added to what we know as English Literature. The Books are the works - in ... View more info

La Fayette, Volume I and II (2 books)

By: Whitlock, Brand

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, D. Appleton and Company: 1929

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19374

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Ex-Library; 927 pages; Veyr Good/No Jacket. TWO Books. Volume I and II. University ex-library with stamps (including top and bottom text block), pocket and spine label pen. Attractive Navy blue cloth boards with gilt illustrations and lettering. Just a bit of shelf rub to spine tips and corner tips. Gilt top page edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Illustrated in black and white photocopies. This is a two volume bi... View more info

Reagan's American, Innocents At Home

By: Wills, Gary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1987

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 8479

ISBN: 0385182864

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


472 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Tiny faint spot on front board next to spine edge. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is great! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Reagan's terms as Governor and President are treated only as they reveal the cluster of values, the patterns of behavior Reagan brought to them from his prior, quintessentially American, careers.... View more info

Lexikon der Welt Literatur - Biographisch-bibliographisches Handworterbuch nach Autoren und anonymen Werken

By: Wilpert, Gero von

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Germany, Alfred Kroner: 1963

Seller ID: 18831

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Ex-Library; 1471 pages; Very Good/Very Good Plus. Text in GERMAN. Encyclopedia of the world literature in GERMAN. Ex-Library of Dallas Goethe Center. No stamps except for two small Goethe Center stamps inside back cover. It appears the endpapers have been professionally replaced. Date Due slip. Label inside back cover with title and aurthor typed on it. No spine label. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Nice DJ has close... View more info

The Life of the Heart : George Sand and Her Times

By: Winwar, Frances

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17144

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


312 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Nice dark burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering. Gilt lightly fading. Tiny name written to inside top front board. Stated first edition. Just a bit of shelf rub to spine tips. Outside page edges are lightly age tanned. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Eight painting and drawing reproductions of the various artists of the day, including a self portrait of Aurore Dudevant (George Sand) View more info

The Art of Burning Bridges, A Life of John O'Hara

By: Wolff, Geoffrey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17276

ISBN: 0679427716

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


373 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! An enigma of twentieth-century literature; a writer accorded great importance in his time, if less than in his own mind; is here explored by one of our most versatile men of letters, a novelist and biographer ideally suited to the strange case of John O'Hara. View more info

Benjamin Franklin - a Profile

By: Wright, Esmond (Ed) ; Donald, Aida Dipace (Gen. Ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Hill and Wang: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14436

ISBN: 0809046571

Condition: Near Fine


228 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Un-read tight. Just a bit of shelf rub to edges. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! The books in this series bring together the best biographical and interpretive writing on the lives of great Americans. Trade Paperback. View more info

OLIVER CROMWELL

By: Young, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, International Profiles: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4759

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


92 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. SIGNED BY PETER YOUNG on Title Page. Prior owner's neat book plate inside front board. Just a bit of shelf wear at bottom spine tip and corner tips of Glossy Pictorial boards. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Profusely illustrated with photos. ; Signed by Author View more info

Mountbatten

By: Ziegler, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 7854

ISBN: 039452098X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book Club Edition; 784 pages; Very Good Plus/Very Good. Name on front end paper. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips and corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has rubbing at edges. Closed tear at bottom front panel. Rub and chipping at spine tip and corner tips. Now in protective sleeve. 86 B&W Photos. End papers have the Family Tree of Earl Mountbatten of Burma. His Serene Highness Prince Louis of Battenberg, great-... View more info

Balzac, Illustrated

By: Zweig, Stefan; Rose, William and Dorothy (Trans)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17118

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


404 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Gray boards with red lettering. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Outside page edges lightly age tanned. Strong, solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Balzac was one of the truly gigantic figures in literature, and a man whose whole life was lived with the boundless vigor and imagination which mark his writing. View more info