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1 Autobiographical Notes and a Bibliography of the Scientific Publications of Joel Asaph Allen
New York American Museum Natural History 1916 Wraps Good to Good- Autobiography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" 
In the Foreword written by Henry Fairfield Osborn, " The life and writing of Joel Asaph Allen have exerted so great an influence on the progress of ornithology and mammalogy in America that all who have the interests of these branches of science at heart, both in this country and abroad, will welcome this biographical and bibliographical volume. It is issued as an expression of the appreciation of Doctor Allen's life work by the Trustees of The American Museum of Natural History and devoted colleagues on its Scientific Staff. The biographical sketch was especially desired in connection with the Bibliography because it sets forth so clearly the broad groundwork of travel, of field observation and of field record which has established a model of all modern American work on the birds and the mammals..." 215 pp. most uncut at top edge. Side edge untrimmed. Tears and chips mainly at front cover's side edge. Covers soiled with fading at front top edge. Top spine strip down 1/2" missing. Tear at spine joint, 1 1/2". Overall covers are Good to Good-. Covers intact. Frontis. engraving of Joel Asaph Allen. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 Aldrich, Mildred A HILLTOP ON THE MARNE being Letters written June 3 - September 8, 1914
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1915 Sixth Impression Cloth Very Good- Autobiography Size: Approx. 4" x 7" Photographs 
Mildred Aldrich (1853-1928) was an American journalist and writer. In 1898 she moved to France and while living in Paris became a close friend of Gertrude Stein. Aldrich worked as a foreign correspondent and newspaper critic until retiring to Huiry, a village on the outskirts of Paris. During the First World War, Aldrich wrote A Hilltop on the Marne, a book based on her journal entries (3rd June - 8th September 1914) and on letters she wrote to Gertrude Stein.The book sold well in the United States and she followed it with On the Edge of the War Zone (1917), The Peak of the Load (1918) and When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1919). The French government believed that Aldrich's work helped persuade the US government to declare war on Germany and in 1922 was awarded the Legion of Honour. Mildred Aldrich died in Huiry, France, on 19th February, 1928. Map endpapers showing her home in Huiry and surrounding towns. 188 pp. including Appendix. Frontispiece a picture of a medallion of the author by Theodore Spicer-Simson. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Covers slightly soiled. Front cover and spine slightly faded. Overall covers are Very Good-. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 Burnet, Thomas BISHOP BURNET'S HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME: WITH NOTES BY THE EARL OF DARTMOUTH AND HARDWICKE, SPEAKER ONSLOW, AND DEAN SWIFT (VOL. V)
Oxford The University Press 1833 Second Edition, Enlarged Leather Good England Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 8 3/4" 
To Which are Added Other Annotations. In Six Volumes. Volume V. 465 pages with index. Leather covered with gilt design along outside edge, and gilt floral pattern on spine. Front cover completely separated from book. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed with some areas of exposed boards, cover faces have some soiling and areas where leather has been scuffed or ripped. Spine is separated from interior of book, large section of top of spine is ripped and missing, gilt is faded, spine ends are torn. Marbled page edges. Marbled endpapers. Interior pages are tight, some very small foxing spots otherwise clean. Book in Good to G+ condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Carney, Otis NEW LEASE ON LIFE, The Story Of A City Family Who Quit The Rat Race And Moved To A Ranch In Wyoming
1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Autobiography 
owner's name in green ink on free endp. otherwise interior is clean, tight and VG+. Exterior is VG+. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 Dreiser, Theodore A BOOK ABOUT MYSELF
New York Boni & Liveright 1922 Cloth Very Good- No Jacket Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" 
502 pp. Red cloth covers with gilt title box on front cover and gilt title on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, scuffing and marks on cover faces, wear to joints. Bottom of spine is very dirty, spine ends are bent and fraying, some creases. Bottom page edge corners are dirty. Front hinge broken, back hinge loose, spine loose. Interior pages clean. Remnants of sticker (?) on back inside cover. Book in VG- condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Finger, Charles J SEVEN HORIZONS
1930 First Edition Cloth Good + to Very Good- Autobiography 
Green linen-like cloth. Colored paper label on spine, faded, Mild rubbing to spine ends, side/bottom page edges untrimmed, otherwise exterior is VG-. Interior is tight, clean and in Very Good+ condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Gordon, Ruth MYSELF AMONG OTHERS
New York Atheneum 1971 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good Autobiography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" 
"Since it is a kind of autobiography, Miss Gordon is inevitably the star, but she shares the lights with one of the most fascinating casts ever assembled." 389 pp. Dust jacket in Very Good condition with mild rubbing to edges. White cloth covers with embossed title. Red top page edge. Light numbered stamp on front inside page. Interior is tight, clean and in VG condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Gough, John B. AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHN B. GOUGH, With Twenty Six Years Experience As A Public Speaker
Springfield, Mass Bill, Nichols and Company 1869 Cloth Good Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" George Cruikshank 
By the age of 25, Gough was unemployed, homeless, and a confirmed drunkard. In 1842 he attended a temperance meeting in Worcester, Massachusetts where he took a pledge to totally abstain from liquor. He began to tell his story to eager audiences and soon embarked on a career of lecturing against the evils of drink.During his career, Gough delivered some 9,600 lectures to more than nine million people in America, Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland. He became the most sought-after temperance lecturer in the country. When he died in 1886, the New York Times wrote that he "was probably better known in this country and in Great Britain than any other public speaker." Mr. Gough was one of this country’s most influential social reformers who helped to solve one of America’s most pressing problems. 552 pp. Covers are rubbed as are all edges, but solid and intact. Corners rubbed, 2 of them to boards. Overall covers are Good. Front endpaper with small paper sticker with numbers. Slight foxing on a few pages, otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and others. Laid in a newspaper article from The New York Times Book Review, February 16, 1930: Rum and John Gough. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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9 Grant, John Cameron THE ETHIOPIAN: A Narrative of the Society of Human Leopards
New York The Black Hawk Press 1935 Cloth Very Good Good- Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8" 
"Adventures of this Ethiopian Oxford graduate whose contact with a white woman causes him to backslide".287 pp. including Appendix. Faint dampstain? at spine base and 1" on back cover's bottom edge. Doesn't go through. Otherwise covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. DJ is worn. Missing 1 1/2"x1 1/2" of spine at base. Scotch taped inside. Tears at flap creases. Overall DJ is Good-. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Graybill, Ruth N. LIVING WATERS
Morgantown, PA Masthof Press Trade Paper Good+ to Very Good- Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Signed by Author
152 pp. Signed by author with bible verse on half title page. Rubbing to cover edges and corners, soiling and dirt smudges to back cover, on spine and along bottom cover edge, spine ends are rubbed. Interior is tight and clean. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Haugerud, Neil JAILHOUSE STORIES: Memories of a Smalltown Sheriff
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. University of Minnesota Press 1999 0816633614 / 9780816633616 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine to Fine Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
SIGNED. In JAILHOUSE STORIES, Haugerud describes what it was like to live next to a prison, where jailbirds and jailbreaks were part of family life. These are the reminiscences of a real-life Andy Griffith character, a man dedicated to maintaining order in rural America durning both peaceful and turbulent times." 223 pp. copy from the author. Signed by Author 
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12 Howells, William Dean FAMILIAR SPANISH TRAVELS
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1913 Cloth Good Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Illustrated 
327 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and image of Spanish castle on front cover, faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, some scuffing to cover faces, wear to joints. Spine ends are bent, creased and fraying with some small tears. Gilt top page edge. Previous owner's bookplate adhered to inside front cover, owner's name stamp on front free endpaper. Interior pages are browning along edges, foxing throughout. Loose spine. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 James, George Wharton ROSE HARTWICK THORPE AND THE STORY OF "CURFEW SHALL NOT RING TONIGHT"
Pasadena, CA The Radiant Life Press 1916 Paperback Very Good- Poetry Size: Approx. 6 3/4" x 10" Illustrated 
With the Poem and Its Original Illustrations and Music for Public Recitation. 55 pages, 8 pages of music. Tan paper covers with gilt image of church and title on front cover. Cover edges are very chipped and worn, small water stains along spine edge, creasing to spine. Ex. museum stamps on half title page. Interior is tight and clean. VG- condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Jaworski, Leon with Dick Schneider CROSSROADS
Elgin, Illinois David C. Cook Publishing Company 1981 0-89191-289-4 / 9780891912897 Cloth Near Fine Good Autobiography 8vo 
In this book we see beyond the public Jaworski to a very private citizen with loving and capacious family ties-one who has experienced more than his share of both tragedy and triumph. We see a man whose minister-father inspired in him the deep personal faith in God that has given him the courage and direction he needed. His career spans five decades, and has involved such history-making court cases as the odious Nazi war crimes trials after World War II and the infamous Watergate trial in 1973-74. 216 pp. Book is Near Fine. Dust Jacket's top edges chipped otherwise Good +. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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15 Larcom, Lucy A NEW ENGLAND GIRLHOOD: OUTLINED FROM MEMORY
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1889 New Edition Cloth Good+ Juvenile Size: Approx. 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" 
"The following sketch was written for the young, at the suggestion of friends. My audience is understood to be composed of girls of all ages, and of women who have not forgotten their girlhood." 274 pp. Blue cloth library covers with rubbed corners and edges, light wear to spine ends. Ex. library markings include: identification stickers on front cover and spine (all covered by clear tape), pocket envelope on front inside cover, stamps and stickers on front free endpaper, stamps on frontispiece and title page, identification numbers on copyright page, stamp on pages 1 and 274, security sticker on back inside cover. Light water stain to top of interior pages. Book in Good+ condition. 
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16 Lawrence T. E. REVOLT IN THE DESERT
New York George H. Doran Company 1927 First American Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket Autobiography Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" Foldout Map 
First printing in America, March 1927. "B" 335 pp. with index. Fold-out map and eleven illustrations. Cover corners are bumped with boards exposed, edges rubbed, top/bottom of spine is rubbed and frayed from bookshelf wear. Sides of spine are worn with some areas exposing the joint. Spine slightly cocked. Brown top page edge, and uncut pages on side and bottom. Interior pages are browning, otherwise interior is clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Lawrence T. E. REVOLT IN THE DESERT
New York George H. Doran Company 1927 Cloth Very Good+ Autobiography Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" Foldout Map 
First printing in America, March 1927. Brown cloth covers with bumped and rubbed corners and edges, some small scuffs to cover faces, spine ends are bent. Decorative endpapers. Brown top page edge. Interior clean. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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18 Newell, Harriet THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MRS. HARRIET NEWELL
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union 1831 Cloth Good Memoir Size: Approx. 4 " x 6" 
"The narrative of her life, and other notices, intersoersed among her writing, have been added by the compilers of this revised edition." 267 pp. Brown cloth covers with gilt title lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, cover faces scuffed and dirty. Tear to middle of spine removing section, top spine end is missing, bottom end is torn and fraying. Ex. library with identification number sticker on bottom spine, library bookplate on front inside cover, identification numbers on title page, embossed stamp on title page, security sticker on back free endpaper, pocket envelope and bar code on back inside cover. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Endpapers have pink hue. Loose hinges and spine. Light browning and foxing to interior. Book in Good condition. Scarce copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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19 Nunis, Doyce B. (edited by) THE CALIFORNIA DIARY OF FAXON DEAN ATHERTON 1836-1839
California California Historical Society 1964 Limited Edition Cloth Fine Very Good+ California History Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" Foldout Map, Facsimiles 
Atherton's diary is a virgin historical document which has been heretofore in the possession of his descendants, who only recently deposited it in the California Historical Society Library. Its publication is a signal event in the historiography of California. California in the 1830's was the scene of political turmoil, civil-religious conflict, mushrooming trade and foreign penetration. The decade was marked by frequent changes in Mexican-appointed governors, local upraisings against established authority and the secularization of the missions. Faxon Dean Atherton, a young man from New England, vividly recorded much of that process of change in his diary. Only 1550 copies printed. 1830 Foldout map of Alta California. 246 pp. Notes, Bibliography and Index. Blue-grey cloth with gilt design on front and back and gilt lettering on spine. Book is Fine.DJ's spine slightly darkened. Back inside flap, tiny nick 1/16"x 1/4" otherwise DJ is Near Fine. 
Price: 43.50 USD
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20 Phelps, William Lyon AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH LETTERS
New York Oxford University Press 1939 Seventh Printing Cloth Good No Jacket Autobiography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" Photographs Signed by Author
982 pages with index. Cover is worn on edges and corners, spine ends bent from shelf wear. Signed and dated by author on front free endpaper. Broken front hinge. Darkened top page edge. Spine broken within text. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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