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THE ADAMS FAMILY

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1930

Order Number: 12715

Condition: Very Good+


Wear to extremities. Binding could be tighter. Bookseller's sticker to rear endpaper ; No, not the television Addams family, the political one. Divided into four generations from John Adams on down ; 8vo; 364 pages View more info

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A CENTENNIAL READER

By: Addams, Jane

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1960

Order Number: 14204

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Chipping with small tears & dampstaining to DJ. Browning to endpapers; The pioneering social worker shares views on many issues ; 8vo; 330 pages View more info

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THE BARRYMORES

By: Alpert, Hollis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1964

Order Number: 14043

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear to DJ; The story of the thespian family of Ethel, Lionel, and John Barrymore, with many photographs; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 397 pages View more info

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THE BARRYMORES

By: Alpert, Hollis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1964

Order Number: 14982

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Wear to price clipped DJ. Tape residue to endpapers from affixing DJ thereto; Brodart cover. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper ; The story of the thespian family of Ethel, Lionel, and John Barrymore, with many photographs; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 397 pages View more info

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FDR A Centenary Remembrance

By: Alsop, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1982

Order Number: 14729

ISBN: 0670304549

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Chipping & open tears to DJ. Browning to endpapers; Lavishly illustrated look at the life & presidency of FDR, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his birth; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages View more info

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SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTIN' MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 12511

ISBN: 0394405455

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight wear to price clipped DJ; INSCRIBED (Joy! ) on front free endpaper of the third volume of the author's life story; 8vo; 269 pages View more info

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THE PROMISED LAND

By: Antin, Mary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 3407

Condition: Very Good+


Minute wear to extremities. Bookplate in fep. ; Autobiography of Ms. Antin, who grew up in Eastern Europe in the late 19th century, regarding the tribulations of her family; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 373 pages View more info

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TRELAWNY

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1940

Order Number: 11147

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Wear & chipping & small open tears to DJ; The life of the noted adventurer, who, whilst sailing the Indian Ocean, battled pirates, captured a town in Madagascar, rescued the daughter of a sheik, married her, lost her to a nefarious poisoning scheme, met the authors Shelly and Byron, visited America where he 'bought' a slave in order to free him, and that's just Chapter One! ; 8vo; 379 pages View more info

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WHEN F.D.R. DIED

By: Asbell, Bernard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 10196

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ spine sunned with small open tears ; INSCRIBED to Jac Holzman by the author on the front free endpaper; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 211 pages View more info

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WENDELL PHILLIPS

By: Austin, George Lowell

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, B. B. Russell & Company: 1884

Order Number: 11477

Condition: Very Good+


Wear to extremities. Title page slightly loose ; Biography of the noted abolitionist ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages View more info

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ENID BAGNOLD'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5393

Condition: Very Good+


Binding slightly loose; The noted playwright's story, in her own words; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 293 pages View more info

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TALKING TO MYSELF

By: Bailey, Pearl

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1971

Order Number: 15402

ISBN: 0151879907

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Wear and flap creasing to price clipped DJ; Nicely INSCRIBED ('Love/Pearl') on half title page with blue marker; 8vo; 233 pages View more info

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LIFE OF VICTOR HUGO

By: Barbou, M. Alfred

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes & Company: N.D.

Order Number: 5355

Condition: Very Good-


Spine label browned and a bit chipped. Minor rubbing to boards. Front hinge started; A very handsome copy with frontispiece and one photographure; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 447 pages View more info

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STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS Or, Forty Years' Recollections

By: Barnum, B. T.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Warren, Johnson & Co.: 1873

Order Number: 18087

Condition: Very Good-


Boards lightly worn and faded. A small hole to outer hinge. Endpapers a bit foxed. Former owner's writing to front free endpaper. Small wormholes to hinges ; The revised, enlarged and newly illustrated (early) version of Barnum's autobiography. Handsome boards with blindstamped linear decoration. ; 8vo; 847 pages View more info

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MEMORIES An Autobiography

By: Barrymore, Ethel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16407

Condition: Very Good+


Ex-NBC library with inkstamps to front endpaper, pg. 19, and contents page. Card pocket (with card) to rear endpaper; The memoirs of one of the grand ladies of the theatre ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 310 pages View more info

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THE WORCESTER ACCOUNT

By: Behrman, S. N.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 11854

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Wear & small open tears to DJ; Account of author's boyhood in Worcester, Mass. ; 8vo; 239 pages View more info

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MILTON BERLE An Autobiography

By: Berle, Milton & Frankel, Haskel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15033

ISBN: 0440056098

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light wear and browning to DJ; Candid life story of the comic. Stated first printing; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 337 pages View more info

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FREDERICK LOCKER-LAMPSON A Character Sketch with a Small Selection from Letters Addressed to Him and Bibliographical Notes on a Few of the Books Formerly in the Rowfant Library

By: Birrell, Augustine

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1920

Order Number: 7075

Condition: Very Good+


Nice contemporary bookplate; Scarce. With etched frontispiece ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 206 pages View more info

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ALMOST GOLDEN Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News

By: Blair, Gwenda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1988

Order Number: 17837

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ price clipped. Pages a bit browned ; 8vo; 352 pages View more info

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MENCKEN

By: Bode, Carl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press: 1969

Order Number: 14981

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Chipping & small open tears to price clipped DJ ; From boyhood in Baltimore to the Scopes trial to the founding of the American Mercury, if there was a great literary moment, Henry Louis Mencken was involved; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 452 pages View more info

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A FINAL ANTIDOTE From the Journals of Louise Bogan

By: Bogan, Louise

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Omaha, Cummington Press: 1991

Order Number: 9957

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Page with etching a bit creased ; Limited edition # 220/220. Etching by Priscilla Steele; 8vo; 56 pages View more info

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RANDOM ACTS OF BADNESS My Story

By: Bonaduce, Danny

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15410

ISBN: 0786867221

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight dampstaining to DJ, not affecting boards or text; INSCRIBED by author, noted for co-starring in 70s sitcom The Partridge Family, to verso of half-title page ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 293 pages View more info

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LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

By: Boswell, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Encyclopedia Britannica: 1952

Order Number: 15098

Condition: Very Good+


Light fraying to top spine; Forty-fourth volume in a set of some of the greatest literary works ever written. What greater honor could a writer have than to have his name be synonymous with a genre? Does not every historical figure have his or her 'Boswell? ' ; Great Books of the Western World; Vol. 44; 8vo; 618 pages View more info

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HENRY VIII A Study of Power in Action

By: Bowle, John

Price: $12.99

Publisher: London, Dorset Press: 1990

Order Number: 16764

ISBN: 0880295929

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Wear and slight chipping to DJ; Most folks know about Henry VIII from his wives or from the Herman's Hermits song, but what was he like as a ruler? What was it like to govern England in the sixteenth century? Originally published 1964 ; 8vo; 316 pages View more info

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TIME PRESENT, TIME PAST

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 12513

ISBN: 0679444882

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


INSCRIBED by the basketball star and presidential candidate to the title page; 8vo; 442 pages View more info

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LUCY IN THE AFTERNOON An Intimate Memoir of Lucille Ball

By: Brochu, Jim

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1990

Order Number: 17852

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 271 pages View more info

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MEN OF OUR DAY Or, Biographical Sketches of Patriots, Etc.

By: Brockett, L. P.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Zeigler, Mccurdy & Co.: 1868

Order Number: 8837

Condition: Very Good+


Some wear to extremities, but quite nice shape for its age ; 8vo; 653 pages View more info

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FENOLLOSA AND HIS CIRCLE With Other Essays in Biography

By: Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co. ,inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16539

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light wear to DJ. Foxing to endpapers and edges ; A parade of fascinating personalities examined by author Brooks, including the title character, Ernest Fenollosa, who went to Japan and as the Emporer said, taught the Japanese to know their own art; 8vo; 321 pages View more info

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ANTHONY COMSTOCK Roundsman of the Lord

By: Broun, Heywood; Leech, Margaret

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 9968

Condition: Very Good+


Gilt spine lettering a bit faded; 1; 285 pages View more info

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THAT MAN HEINE

By: Browne, Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1927

Order Number: 15967

Condition: Very Good


Spine ends quite frayed with small tears. Binding not tight. ; Life story of the noted poet/essayist Heinrich Heine, (1797-1856) who was considered a radical in his time and eventually decamped to Paris. He fought in duels and married a woman he both loved and loathed; 8vo; 420 pages View more info