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Bugsy; The High-Rolling, Bullet-Riddled Story of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel

By: Carpozi, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pinnacle: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17702

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 190 pages; Mass market sized paperback in glossy pictorial covers. 1st edition, 1st printing of this paperback original. Square, tight and fresh; no marks. Appears and feels unread with square flat spine, crisp edges and corners. NF View more info

Dos Passos; A Life

By: Carr, Virginia Spencer and Donald Pizer

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Evanston, IL, Northwestern University Press: 2004

Seller ID: 19701

ISBN: 0810122006

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 624 pages; Stout paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and clean; no marks. Mild reader crease to spine and prior owner's very infrequent and tiny pencil "tick" marks in the margins of only a few pages. Tight clean copy. VG+ Illustrated with B&W photographs. View more info

Billie's Blues; Billie Holiday's Story, 1933-1959

By: Chilton, John

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Briar Cliff Manor, NY, Stein & Day: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21046

ISBN: 0812818210

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; Bright, snug and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with a few small nicks and chips. Superficial rub to the front jacket panel. Publisher's $8.95 issue price intact to the unclipped front flapIllustated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG- View more info

His Father's Son: the Life of Randolph Churchill

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16100

ISBN: 0297816403

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 514 pages; HC/DJ. 1st printing. Bright tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Feels and appears unread and as new. No marks. F/F . ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Shakespeare of London

By: Chute, Marchette Gaylord

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1988

Seller ID: 27134

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Map and Color Frontis; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 395 pages; Bound in full dark brown leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine and silk moire endpages. Gilt edge lightly rubbed at bottom edge of text block. Lovely copy. Aside from rubbing to gilt at bottom edge - feels and appears unread and about as new. No marks or attached bookplates. NF View more info

The Solace of Food; A Life of James Beard

By: Clark, Robert and Julia Child (Foreward)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: South Royalton, VT, Steerforth Press: 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 19942

ISBN: 1883642043

Condition: Very Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 357 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. 1st paperback edition. Bright, snug and neat. Prior owner's infrequent single pencil tick to a page margin to mark place. Trace shelf evidence to cover edges; a tiny stress crease lower front corner. VG++ to NF View more info

John Wesley Among The Scientists

By: Collier, Frank W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Abingdon Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20383

Condition: Very Good


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 351 pages; Bound in bright blue cloth boards with titles in gilt to front cover and spine. Square, sound and clean; no marks. Page stock with mild, expected toning. Gilt lettering at spine a little dulled; mild shelf rub to cloth at spine ends. Prior ownership inscription in pencil to front endpage. VG View more info

Son of the Morning Star : Part 2 of 2; Audiobook

By: Connell, Evan S.

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA, Books on Tape, Inc.: 1986

Seller ID: 10839

ISBN: 0736610537

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Set of 7 cassettes in clam shell case - part 2 of 2. Cassettes appear very fresh; from the prior owner the statemnt that he listened to them once only. Case immaculate. Appears as new ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The life of Rev. David Edwards, late a Bishop of the United Brethren in Christ

By: Davis, Lewis; Hott, James W

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Dayton, OH, United Brethren Pub. House: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1101F067999


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; 1909 United Brethren Pub. House HC in original green cloth; titled in gilt to cover and spine. Square, snug copy. Deaccessioned from PA Folklife special collections of Lancaster's Franklin & Marshall College. Call label spine and library bookplate and card pocket on pastedowns. All else VG+ View more info

Francis Scott Key; Life and Times

By: Delaplaine, Edward S

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Biography Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21137

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 506 pages; HC limited edition of 500 copies; this copy #430. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the limitation page, Bound in ribbed, royal navy colored cloth with title lettering boldly in gilt to cover and spine. Printed on laid paper with Town Crier watermark. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Solid clean copy. Mild toning to the pale blue lining sheets, liely an effect of the late 1930's commercial binder's glue which has affected most books of the period. Mild drink condensation type outline along the top edge of the rear board. Some pages u... View more info

The Quicksilver Doctor; The Life and Times of Thomas Dover, Physician

By: Dewhurst, Kenneth

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Bristol, John Wright & Sons Ltd.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20525

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Square, sound and clean in original title lettered dust jacket. Brief, sporadic penciled marginalia. B&W photograph mounted to inside front cover. Board edges slightly bumped. Jacket moderately worn to edges. Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG-. View more info

Rear-Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, United States Navy: a Biography

By: Du Pont, H. A.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: New York, National Americana Society: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14855

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Handsomely bound in ribbed blue cloth with borders and patterned design blind stamped with rope, shell and star designs. Titles brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Dust jacket with identical desing to boards patterned and lettered in blue to a white background. Jacket is well worn at edges and has separated at spine edge and one flap fold. We have preserved the jacket by reattaching the joints with application of archival paper tape to the reverse surface and then placed a fresh mylar cover over the dust cover. Illustrated with tissue guarded portraits, p... View more info

American Sphinx; the Character of Thomas Jefferson

By: Ellis, Joseph J. ; Susan O'Malley

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Ashland, OR, Blackstone Audio, Inc.: 1999

Seller ID: 10840

ISBN: 0786114754

Condition: Fine


Library Edition; 2.26 x 9.67 x 6.93 Inches; Unabridged audio. Set of 11 cassettes in clam shell case. Cassettes appear bright and fresh. Case immaculate. Fine/Like New View more info

The First Elizabeth

By: Erickson, Carolly

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 27156

Condition: Fine


Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 447 pages; Bound in full dark blue leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine, silk moire endleaves, satin ribbon marker stitched in and printed on fine, archival, neutral pH paper stock. All edges brightly gilt. Lovely copy. Feels and appears unread and about as new. No marks or attached bookplates. Fine copy. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shi... View more info

Homer Eaton: Born, Novenber 16, 1834, Died, February 9, 1913

By: Ezra Squire Tipple, Et. Al.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York ; Cincinnati, Methodist Book Concern: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13226

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 105 pages; 1913 Methodist Book Concern. HC. Frontis portrait. Original ribbed black cloth, boldly lettered in gilt to cover; spine unlettered, as issued. Mild shelf soiling to covers. Text bright and clean. Two small Theolgical School ownership stamps at endpages and a penned bequest note in the gutter of the title page. VG View more info

The Stolen Years

By: Falkus, Hugh

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Cleveland OH, World Publishing: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0001774

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages; 1st US edition. Superb unread copy; tight bright and extremely neat. No marks. Publisher's original $3.95 issue price on unclipped front flap. Wraparound illustrated dust jacket art and interior line drawn ills by David Cobb. DJ very neat, flawed only by a tiny edge tear top panel upper edge. Splendid F/NF New mylar type dust jacket protector added to preserve condition View more info

A Surgeon's Duty; The World War II Memoir of John L. Farmer, M.D.

By: Farmer, John L.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Richmond, VA, A.H. Farmer: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22242

ISBN: 0974496006

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 155 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, sound, and clean. Signed by author to the title page. Text unmarked. Front corners gently bumped; mild shelf evidence to cover surfaces. Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG++; Signed by Author View more info

Life of Matthew Hale Carpenter, A View of the Honor and Achievements That, in the American Republic, Are the Fruits of Well-Directed Ambition and Persistent Industry

By: Flower, Frank Abial

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, D. Atwood and Co: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17522

Condition: Very Good+


frontis portrait; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 584 pages; HC in publisher's cloth with bevelled edges and bordering stamped in dark black to covers. Gilt title lettering at spine is a little dulled. Solidly bound and neat. Prior ownership name/location inscription to the top corner of the title page. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at corners and spine ends. VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Voyages of Samuel De Champlain 1604-1618

By: Grant, W. L. (Ed. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble, Inc.: 1952

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 25104

Condition: Very Good


B/W map and plans; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 378 pages; HC is bright and solid in green cloth with title-lettering in gilt to spine. Lower corner of front cover lightly bumped. Slight shelf wear to spine ends and spine mildly shelf-cocked. Very minor tenderness to front hinge. Illustrated with B/W map and plans. Text clean and unmarked. VG View more info

Andrew Lang; A Critical Biography with a Short-Title Bibliography of the Works of Andrew Lang

By: Green, Roger Lancelyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Leicester, England, Edmund Ward: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23415

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Color frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages; Bright, snug and neat in original pictorial dust jacket with 15-/ price on unclipped front flap. Just trace shelf rub to corners and edges of dust jacket. Superficial shelf soiling to white rear panel. Color frontispiece. Prior owner's small bookplate mounted to front pastedown. Handsome copy. NF/VG++ View more info