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Memorial of Samuel Eells

By: N/A

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Cobb, Andrews & Company: 1873

Seller ID: 20889HNC

Condition: Very Good


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 biographic... View more info

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Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Huron and Lorain, Ohio Volume I

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Evansville, Indiana, Unigraphic: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27158

Condition: Very Good


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 alp... View more info

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History of Hortense, Daughter of Josephine, Queen of Holland, Mother of Napoleon III (1870 1st)

By: Abbott, John S.C

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23511

Condition: Hard Cover


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. View more info

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Memoirs of the Life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War

By: Adlum, John; Peckham, Howard H. (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Caxton Club: 1968

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 24650

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Kokoschka and Alma Mahler: Testimony to a Passionate Relationship

By: Alfred Weidinger

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Munich and New York, Prestel: 1996

Seller ID: 23750

ISBN: 3791317229

Condition: Fine


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 comp... View more info

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Come with Me from Lebanon: An American Family Odyssey (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardcover))

By: Ann Zwicker Kerr

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Publications in Continuing Education: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28318

ISBN: 0815602987

Condition: 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 remaine... View more info

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Henri Matisse by Aragon Louis (1972-01-01)

By: Araki, Hiromi (editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Braace Jovanovich: 1972

Edition: 1st Edtiion (English)

Seller ID: 23618

Condition: Fine Books Fine


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 ... View more info

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Off the Court (1st Ed. SIGNED By Ashe)

By: Arthur Ashe; Neil Amdur

Price: $45.00

Publisher: U.S.A., New American Library: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Ashe

Seller ID: 28250

ISBN: 0453004008

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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William Everson: The Life of Brother Antoninus

By: Bartlett, Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., New Directions: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26071TB

ISBN: 081121060X

Condition: 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. View more info

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Lady Raffles By Effort & Virtue (Original Unused Raffles Hotel Singapore Luggage Label laid-in)

By: Bastin, John Sturgus;National Museum (Singapore)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Singapore, National Museum: 1999

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 24232

ISBN: 9813002840

Condition: Fine


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 As... View more info

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Talking Horse. Bernard Malamud on Life and Work

By: Bernard Malamud

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23891

ISBN: 0231101848

Condition: Near Fine


Book is beauiful in a low-key way. Boards are covered with brown paper and dark brown cloth at the spine.Tthe only defect to the book itself is a small "This Belongs To" sticker (unused) pasted on the top corner of the front free endpaper. The dustjacket is likewise nice save a tiny chip to the back corner. Jacket looks very handsome in a brand new mylar cover.. Malamud was the winner of two National Book Awards and a Pultizer. Here he includes speeches, interviews,... View more info

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Starting Out, 1920-1947 (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Plattsburgh, NY, U.S.A., McClelland & Stewart/Tundra Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 27384

ISBN: 0771013426

Condition: Very Good


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 p... View more info

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Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen

By: Bidlack, Ressell E,

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, the University of Michigan: 1998

Seller ID: 23852

ISBN: 096668205-C-9

Condition: 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. View more info

One Veteran's Story

By: Billings, Carl E.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 16442

ISBN: 0533144442

Condition: 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. View more info

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My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews With Nathan Boone

By: Boone, Nathan;Hammon, Neal O.;Draper, Lyman Copeland; Boone, Olive Van Bibber

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Kentucky: 1999

Seller ID: 26041

ISBN: 0813121035

Condition: 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 ma... View more info

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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

By: Bostridge,. Ian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2015

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27935

ISBN: 030796163X

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Triumphant Mourner: The Tragic Dimension of Franklin Pierce (SIGNED)

By: Brian M. Jordan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dorrance Pubishing Co. Inc.,: 2003

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 23896

ISBN: 0805962859

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition -- no spine crease, no cove left, no creases to pages, no names or writing other than the author' s which reads, "12-11-03, With Best wishes, Brian Mathew Jordan." President 14 is one of the least known of the 45. He put everything he had into poltiics and partisan ones at that. All of this kep him from his wife and children and paved the trail for the Civil War.The book measures 6" x 9" and has 133 pages. View more info

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Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

By: Brodsky, Alyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Truman Talley Books / St. Martin's: 2004

Edition: First Editiion

Seller ID: 28266

ISBN: 0312309112

Condition: 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. View more info

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Scouting on Two Continents

By: Burnharn, Fredrick Russell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A., Wolfe Pub Co: 1994

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 24953

ISBN: 1879356317

Condition: Very Good


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. Illust... View more info

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Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino)

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon Books: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25968TB

ISBN: 037542184X

Condition: 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. View more info