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Commemorative  Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio  Volume I
1 Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio Volume I
Evansville, Indiana Unigraphic 1977 Reprint Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Clean, attractive book with no names or wriiting.. No bumps to boards, vey clean pages. designed without dustkjacket. Originally published in 1894 by J.H. Beers, Chicago. Bound here in strudy buckram and measures 7"x10" with 515 pages and a 57 page index. Very good reference for Huron and Lorain genealogy. Illustrated with portraits. This is VOL&UME I ONLY. If you are looking for a specific name please inquire and I will look for you. The book is not designed alphabetically. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Memorial of Samuel Eells
Cleveland, Ohio Cobb, Andrews & Company 1873 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Tightly bound and very clean with nice beveled edge to both boards. Brown cloth shows small bit of wear to corners and to crown and tail of spine, but no cracking to hinges, either fornt or back. Pages are also very clean with very light overall foxing to two blank pages at fornt and back. Eells was a 19th century American philosopher, essayist ,and orator who founded the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity in 1832 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Book offers biographical information, the story of the fraternity, a copy of an address given by him at Miami University on the study of the classics, and more. 255 pages. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III  (1870 1st), Abbott, John S.C
3 Abbott, John S.C History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III (1870 1st)
New York Harper 1870 First Edition Hard Cover Hard Cover No DJ 
Very handsome small book with a pleasing design to spine and front board. The binding is tight and there are no cracks to gutters and no names or writing. Hortense was the daughter of Josephine and the mother of Napoleon Bonaparte. The book is illustrated witholut with fill page steel engravings. Book measures 5" x 7" and has 379 pages plus a couple pages advertising Abbott books. 
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Memoirs of the Life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War, Adlum, John; Peckham, Howard H. (editor)
4 Adlum, John; Peckham, Howard H. (editor) Memoirs of the Life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War
Chicago The Caxton Club 1968 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Very handsome, small book printed in just 500 copies bound in slate blue cloth and published by the esteemed Caxton Club, a bibliophilic association.The book measures 5-1/4"x7-1/2" and bears a handsome paste-on title box to front board.. Clean as a whistle inside and out with fading to spine only. Text published here for the first time. 143 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Kokoschka and Alma Mahler: Testimony to a Passionate Relationship, Alfred Weidinger
5 Alfred Weidinger Kokoschka and Alma Mahler: Testimony to a Passionate Relationship
Munich and New York Prestel 1996 3791317229 / 9783791317229 Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9 
Crisp, clean book with no bumps to boards, no names or writing and no remiander mark. The pages and page edges are also pristine. The dustjacket is likewise clean with no bumps and no tears. There was never a printed price on either the front or back flap. I have covered the jacket with a brand new mylar cover. The book weaves both the biograpihes of Oskar and Alma, his art, and her music. Kokoschka loved her all of his life. She, on the other hand, was married to composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel, as well as ofseveral other prominent men, notably painter Oskar Kokoschka. Alma Maler was a composer. The book measures 6-3.4" x 9-1/2" and has 122 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Come with Me from Lebanon: An American Family Odyssey (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardcover)), Ann Zwicker Kerr
6 Ann Zwicker Kerr Come with Me from Lebanon: An American Family Odyssey (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardcover))
Syracuse, New York Syracuse University Publications in Continuing Education 1994 0815602987 / 9780815602989 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Book is like new with no defects of note. No names or writing, no chips or tears, no bumps to boards, no remainder marks and no creasing. The dustjacket will arrive in a band new mylar cover. The jacket shows no price-clip printed on the front flap. This is the story of Malcolm Kerr, an American scholar of Middle East Studies who took a job as president of the Americna University of Beirut. Seventeen months later he was assassinated leaving hiswife and children remained for a long period There is much to her sad story, plus much about Islam and the diversity of Lebanon's religous groups. For awhile the author stayed in Lebanon with her children, made possible because of her love of Lebanon that goes back to childhood. The book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 322 pages including index. 
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Henri Matisse by Aragon Louis (1972-01-01), Araki, Hiromi (editor)
7 Araki, Hiromi (editor) Henri Matisse by Aragon Louis (1972-01-01)
New York Harcourt Braace Jovanovich 1972 1st Edtiion (English) Hard Cover Fine Books Fine One Fine, One Good-plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
These books are exquisite nestled in a bright red slipcase. The boards are white and the jackets are colorful and beautiful with the works of Matisse. The only fault is a couple tears to top edge of the spine. It was taped on both back and front, but I placed it in a mylar cover which helped quite a bit. The second volume has a few tiny tears at the same place, but it was not taped. I used a bit of archival tape on the back only. The books and the slipcase are clean and attractive. There isa great deal to read and hundred of picturesto enjoy in both black and white and color. The author took 27 years to bring it to fruition. Set is very heavy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Off the Court (1st Ed. SIGNED By Ashe), Arthur Ashe; Neil Amdur
8 Arthur Ashe; Neil Amdur Off the Court (1st Ed. SIGNED By Ashe)
U.S.A. New American Library 1981 0453004008 / 9780453004008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Ashe
Crisp, clean book with no names or writing other than Arthur Ashe's SIGNATURE scrawled on half title page without isncription. No bumps to boards, no tears or chip,s and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book includes two sections of black and white photographe to augment this biograohy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Ashbrook, Marguerite Lintner Messages from Marguerite; Memories, Menus, Stories and Essays
Self-published 2000 Soft Cover Very Good 
If you admire the three cookbooks written by Ashbrook, this self-published volume compiled to celebrate her 95th birthday in 2000 is a rare treat. Not only does she serve up recipes and culinary, essays, but also a couple stories and many, many memories of almost a century -- all with a delightful style and a touch of humor. Book measures 8-3/4"x11" and is unpaginated, but quite hefty and great fun. A very special and limited volume in search of the right home. 
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William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus, Bartlett, Lee
10 Bartlett, Lee William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus
New York, New York, U.S.A. New Directions 1988 081121060X / 9780811210607 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean beautiful book with no fault of note. No tears or chips, no bumps, no names or writing. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Illustrated with black and white photographs. William Emerson was a celebrated poet before he converted to Catholicism, joined a religious order and became Brother Antoninus, and became a celebrated Catholic poet. But then in 1969 he left to marry the woman he loved. He remained a poet. 272 pages. 
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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused  Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in), Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore)
11 Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore) Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in)
Singapore National Museum 1999 9813002840 / 9789813002845 Third Impression Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp, clean, book. Handsomely designed with burgundy cloth spine enhancing red cloth boards, the front of which is decorated with a painted portrait of Lady Raffles in a gilt "frame." Book measures 5-1/2"x8" and has pristine pages and page edges. Large color portrait of subject at frontis. Tells the story of Sophia Raffles, the second wife of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles with handsome illustration throughout. She and her husband traveled extensively in Asia where he founded Singapore. VERY NICE BONUS too -- an unused, pristine luggage label for the Raffles Hotel Singapore from the Golden Age of Travel (1920s-30s)laid-in.124 
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Starting Out, 1920-1947 (SIGNED 1st Ed.), Berton, Pierre
12 Berton, Pierre Starting Out, 1920-1947 (SIGNED 1st Ed.)
Plattsburgh, NY, U.S.A. McClelland & Stewart/Tundra Books 1987 0771013426 / 9780771013423 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good SIGNED
Very nice, clean book in brand new protective mylar. Boards are unbumped and there are no names or writing other than having been SIGNED by Berton on title page with no inscription. Dated 1987. Dustjacket shows price-clipping and some toning to spine and to top of dustjacket, but there are no chips or tears. The acclaimed Candian historian offers up a lively, and at times funny, account of his first 27 years and sheds light on his contradictory nature. Handsome color portrait of Berton on back cover. 343 pages. Indexed. Illustrated with photographs at center of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen, Bidlack, Ressell E,
13 Bidlack, Ressell E, Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen
Ann Arbor, Michigan Bentley Historical Library, the University of Michigan 1998 096668205-C-9 Soft Cover Like New 
Crisp, beautiful book which appears unread or handled much. It measures 6" x 9" and has 118 pages printed on snow white coated paper. The text includes historic photographs from her chilhood home to her grave stone. The story of her life begins in 1797 as an orphan and ends1875 when she died. It also shows a photo of her grave. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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14 Billings, Carl E. One Veteran's Story
Vantage Press 2003 0533144442 / 9780533144440 First Printing Hard Cover New New 
Crisp, BRAND NEW copy. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. A compilation of letters and black and white photographs which together recount the experiences of the author as an army surgeon during WWII. Dr. Billings arrived in Europe in time to handle the casualities from the D-Day Normandy invasion and the German counteroffensive. 428 pages. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews With Nathan Boone, Boone, Nathan;Hammon, Neal O.;Draper, Lyman Copeland; Boone, Olive Van Bibber
15 Boone, Nathan;Hammon, Neal O.;Draper, Lyman Copeland; Boone, Olive Van Bibber My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews With Nathan Boone
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Univ Pr of Kentucky 1999 0813121035 / 9780813121031 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Crisp, clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges pristine. Jacket is without tears or chips and shows only a small wrinkle to back near bottom of spine. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar. An interesting look at Daniel Boone from the prespective of his son, Nathan and Nathan's wife, Olive. This material was obtained by Lyman Draper, an oral history archivist, who interviewed Nathan Boone in the mid-1850's. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Boone family tree on front and back endpapers. 176 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an  Obsession, Bostridge,. Ian
16 Bostridge,. Ian Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession
New York Knopf 2015 030796163X / 9780307961631 First American Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Book is crisp and clean with no names or writing. Boards and dustjacket are completely white with the only decoration being the textural footprints on the face and spine of the jacket. Book measures 5-1/2" x 7-1/4" and has 500 pages. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Pages are printed on high quality coated paper and are illustrated beautifull in both color and black and white. The author dissects 24 lyrics to find clues leading to the realities of Schubert's world.. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician, Brodsky, Alyn
17 Brodsky, Alyn Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician
U.S.A. Truman Talley Books / St. Martin's 2004 0312309112 / 9780312309114 First Editiion Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Very clean, attractive book with no defect of note -- not bumps to boards, no names or wtiting, no chips or tears and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Benjamin Rush appears in many tomes of history, but more in passing than not. Finally a biograohy has centered on him as a member of the First Continental Congress snd leading surgeon for the Continental Army. Book has 404 page including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Scouting on Two Continents, Burnharn, Fredrick Russell
18 Burnharn, Fredrick Russell Scouting on Two Continents
Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A. Wolfe Pub Co 1994 1879356317 / 9781879356313 Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Very nice clean book. Blue boards show no bumps or wear and pages are clean with no names or writing. A facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1926. Portrait of author at frontis in black and white. Burnham was an American scout and adventurer famous for his service to the British Army in colonial Africa and for teaching woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell. The latter caused him (Burnham) to play a role in the founding of the international Scouting Movement. Illustrated throughout with maps, art and photography in black and white.370 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino), Calvino, Italo
19 Calvino, Italo Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Pantheon Books 2003 037542184X / 9780375421846 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean, as new book in brand new mylar cover. No defective of note. Has not been -price-clipped and there are no names or writing. First time to be published in English. Comprised of 19 essays of a biographical nature written by Calvino. 255 pages including index. 
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From Winston with Love and Kisses: Young Churchill, Celia Sandys
20 Celia Sandys From Winston with Love and Kisses: Young Churchill
London Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd 1994 1856194310 / 9781856194310 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very handsome book bound in red cloth and covered with a charming dustjacket which shows a photo of the sickly little boy who grew up to be the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The book as written by his granddaughter who spent much times listening to his memories and sorting photographs of which there are many. The story begins in 1874 to 1895, but the focus is on childhood. In addition to photos there are young Winston's writing. This is not a children's book, but reather an addendum to his biography that had not been offered. Th boo measurea 7-3/4" x 100" amd has 224 pages. Will Arrive in a brand new mylar cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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