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Rosmini, Priest and Philosopher

By: Leetham, Claude

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, New City Press: 1982

Seller ID: 22329

ISBN: 0911782397

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 511 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in crisp-edged, uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Tiny ink daub top front corner of the text block. NF/F View more info

A Life of John Colet, D. D. ; Dean of St. Paul's, and Founder of St. Paul's School, with an Appendix of Some of His English Writings

By: Lupton, J. H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George Bell and Sons: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24805

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustration; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Soundly bound in original blue cloth with title-lettering to spine and armorial design to cover brightly in gilt. Mild x-library indications include a hand letters catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Light shelf wear to corners; spine ends nicked and rubbed. Worm hole to the top edge/margin of pages 282- 310. Mild split developing in the endpages at front hinge. Tissue guarded, frontis engraving. G++ View more info

The American Leonardo; A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse.

By: Mabee, Carleton

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1990

Seller ID: 27133

Condition: Fine


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 435 pages; Bound in full light brown leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine and silk moire endpages. Easton Press broadsheet note regarding the book is laid in at front. Lovely copy. Feels and appears unread and about as new. No marks or attached bookplates. Fine. View more info

F.R. Leavis; A Life in Criticism

By: MacKillop, Ian

Price: $44.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27494

ISBN: 0312163576

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 488 pages; Tight bright and neat in clean, crisp-edged dust jacket. A whimper of a bump to the base of the spin. Feels and appears unread and just about as new. Illustrated with photographs. NF/NF View more info

Memoir of the Life and Work of William Julius Mann Together with a Few Sermons and Short Extracts

By: Mann, William J.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Privately Published: 1893

Seller ID: Alibris.0003738

Condition: Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 314 pages; HC in original light green cloth with titles in gilt to cover and spine. 314 pp. Deaccessioned from special collections of Lancaster's Franklin & Marshall College. Call label spine and library bookplate and card pocket on pastedowns. Mild split front endpage joint. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, edges and corners. Sound reading/reference copy. Uncommon. G View more info

Lives of the Poet; The First Century of Keats Biography

By: Marquess, William Henry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20489

ISBN: 0271003901

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 133 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Feels and appears unread. F/F. View more info

Nathaniel West The Art of His Life.

By: Martin, Jay.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12462

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 435 pages; 1970 Frarra Straus Giroux. HC/DJ 1st printing. Attractive and neat. Original cream linen covered boards with titles to spine brightly stamped in orange and black. Dust jacket bright and clean; retains $10 issue price on unclipped front flap. Mild fading to edges of endpages. Snugly bound and very neat. Illustrated with period photographs. NF/NF- View more info

Karl Marx; His Life and Thought

By: McLellan, David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1990

Seller ID: 27182

Condition: Fine


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 498 pages; Bound in full dark burgundy leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine and silk moire endleaves. Lovely copy. Feels and appears unread and about as new. No marks or attached bookplates. Fine. View more info

History of the Henry McWhorter family of New Jersey and West Virginia.

By: McWhorter, Minnie S.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Charleston, WV, Charleston Printing: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al6267mcw2x2

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1948 Charleston Printing Co HC 1st edition. Original blue cloth with titling in gilt to spine and cover. Square sound copy; no marks. Corners just a little rubbed; mild soiling to cloth at cover. Solid and neat, scarce thus. VG to VG+ View more info

The Letters of George Meredith to Alice Meynell, with Annotations Thereto, 1896-1907

By: Meredith, George And Alice Meynell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London And San Francisco, The Nonesuch Press: 1923

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: bio00452mey4x4x

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages; HC. #802 of 850 copies printed. Spine unlettered. Original sized linen backstrip and gray paper over boards. Gilt titling to spine slightly dulled. Contents bright and neat; many pages unopened at top edge. Mild to moderate damp ripple and mottled fading to lower 1/3 of rear board. Does not transfer to internals. VG- View more info

The Story of Quail Wood; Quailwood

By: Miller, Ethel Hull

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Poland, OH, Gold Seal Publications: 1952

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11984

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages; [SIGNED] 1952 Gold Seal Publications. HC/DJ 1st edition. Author's inscription at front identifies this book as Book "Number I; 1st book, 1st edition." Signed by the author and one of the subjects of the book, Messenger Miller i. E. ; The Skipper. Inscription dated 1952. Original green cloth boards with pictorial design in gilt to cover. Boards a bit shelf soiled at the edges and splayed a bit at the front edge. Dust jacket toned at the edges with a few short closed edge tears, Includes a section of some 25 black and white photos detaili... View more info

First American Ambassador to Guinea

By: Morrow, John H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, N. J., Rutgers University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11780

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 291 pages; [SIGNED] 1968 Rutgers University Press. HC in original yellow cloth with titles in green and red to spine. Solid copy. A sincere personal gift from the author; inscription penned to the half-title page. Prior owner has penned his name top edge of the front end page. Light shelf soiling on page 110 & 111. Lacking dust jacket; else about VG; Signed by Author View more info

Water, World & Weismuller

By: Onyx, Narda

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Vion Publishing Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18689

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 330 pages; HC/DJ Ex-library copy with dust jacket flaps glued to pastedowns and older mylar cover attached over jacket. Sound generally clean copy with the expected card pocket and stamps. Catalog label base of spine. Jacket bright. G+/G+ View more info

W. D. Hoard; A Man for His Time

By: Osman, Loren H.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Fort Atkinson, WI, W D Hoard and Sons Co: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17749

ISBN: 0932147003

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 451 pages; A neat solid copy. Prior owner's name/address sticker discreetly placed under the front jacket flap. Dust jacket bright and clean with several tiny closed nicks at the edges. Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. Warmly inscribed and signed on the front endpage by the author. NF/VG+ ; Signed by Author View more info

O. Henry in North Carolina

By: Pike, Cathleen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Library: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16761

Condition: Near Fine


North Carolina Literature Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 28 pages; HC in original green cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover. Spine unlettered, as issued. Clean, solid copy. Unmarked, inside and out. Expected mild toning to endpages. Errata slip tipped to title page. Bright neat copy. NF View more info

Maurice Charles Pincoffs, M. D. ; Letters from Two World Wars and a Sketch of His Life by His Wife

By: Pincoffs, Maurice Charles and Katherine Pincoffs

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Garamond/Pridemark: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24462

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; HC/DJ is snug, solid and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Just mild shelf wear and nicks to jacket tips and spine ends; small closed tear to top edge of front jacket panel. Light spotting to front cloth cover. Signed by Katherine Pincoffs on the front free endpage. VG+/VG+; Signed by Author View more info

Midnight on the Desert, A Chapter of Autobiography

By: Priestley, J. B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18533

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


312 pages; Snugly bound copy in original dust jacket. Publisher's navy blue cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Prior owner's name and date penned neatly to front endpage. Front endpage margins toned. A well preserved dust jacket with light toning to spine and shallow chiping to spine ends. Price clipped front flap. Erratum sheet tipped in. VG+/VG+ View more info

Wallace Reid His Life Story

By: Reid, Bertha Westbrook

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Sorg Pub. Co: 1923

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13462

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages; Uncommon biographical profile of this leading man of silent cinema, authored by his mother. Illustrated with several pages of photographs on glossy stock plates. Publisher's blue cloth title lettered in gilt to cover; spine unlettered, as issued. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at tips. Prior ownership penned to front pastedown dated 1924. Solid copy of this uncommon biography. Reid died of a morphine addiction following an injury on set. VG View more info

Memoirs of the Rev. Ammi Rogers, A.M. Persecuted in the State of Connecticut, on Account of Religion and Politics, for Almost Twenty Years and Finally, Falsely Accused and Imprisoned Third Edition, with Additions, Omissions and Alterations.

By: Rogers, Ammi.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Middlebury, VT, Printed By J. W. Copeland,: 1830

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 13370

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 268 pages; 1830 Printed by J. W. Copeland. 3rd edition. Original marbled paper covered boards and calf leather backstrip. Backstrip with six simple, chained horizontal rules in gilt; not lettered. Leather chipped at spine ends but ramining supple. Light stress to rear hinge. Binding sound; contents clean with just expected light to moderate toning of page stock. VG- View more info

The Woman before Wallis; Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan, and the Perfect Murder

By: Rose, Andrew

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Picador: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23597

ISBN: 1250040698

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; Bright tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Appears unread and as new. F/F View more info