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Autobiographical Notes and a Bibliography of the Scientific Publications of Joel Asaph Allen

By: N/A

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, American Museum Natural History: 1916

Seller ID: 004470

Condition: Good to Good-


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 Nat... View more info

A HILLTOP ON THE MARNE being Letters written June 3 - September 8, 1914

By: Aldrich, Mildred

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1915

Edition: Sixth Impression

Seller ID: 002488

Condition: Very Good-


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 s... View more info

BISHOP BURNET'S HISTORY OF HIS OWN TIME: WITH NOTES BY THE EARL OF DARTMOUTH AND HARDWICKE, SPEAKER ONSLOW, AND DEAN SWIFT (VOL. V)

By: Burnet, Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxford, The University Press: 1833

Edition: Second Edition, Enlarged

Seller ID: 007138

Condition: Good


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... View more info

NEW LEASE ON LIFE, The Story Of A City Family Who Quit The Rat Race And Moved To A Ranch In Wyoming

By: Carney, Otis

Price: $9.50

Publisher: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002277

Condition: Very Good +


owner's name in green ink on free endp. otherwise interior is clean, tight and VG+. Exterior is VG+. View more info

A BOOK ABOUT MYSELF

By: Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1922

Seller ID: 006746

Condition: Very Good-


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. View more info

SEVEN HORIZONS

By: Finger, Charles J

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002643

Condition: Good + to Very Good-


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. View more info

MYSELF AMONG OTHERS

By: Gordon, Ruth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005275

Condition: Very Good +


"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. View more info

AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHN B. GOUGH, With Twenty Six Years Experience As A Public Speaker

By: Gough, John B.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Springfield, Mass, Bill, Nichols and Company: 1869

Seller ID: 003990

Condition: Good


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 ... View more info

THE ETHIOPIAN: A Narrative of the Society of Human Leopards

By: Grant, John Cameron

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Black Hawk Press: 1935

Seller ID: 004111

Condition: Very Good


"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-. View more info

LIVING WATERS

By: Graybill, Ruth N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Morgantown, PA, Masthof Press:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006551

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


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. View more info

JAILHOUSE STORIES: Memories of a Smalltown Sheriff

By: Haugerud, Neil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., University of Minnesota Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004984

ISBN: 0816633614

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

FAMILIAR SPANISH TRAVELS

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1913

Seller ID: 006668

Condition: Good


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. L... View more info

ROSE HARTWICK THORPE AND THE STORY OF "CURFEW SHALL NOT RING TONIGHT"

By: James, George Wharton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, The Radiant Life Press: 1916

Seller ID: 006422

Condition: Very Good-


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. View more info

CROSSROADS

By: Jaworski, Leon with Dick Schneider

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Elgin, Illinois, David C. Cook Publishing Company: 1981

Seller ID: 000791

ISBN: 0-89191-289-4

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

A NEW ENGLAND GIRLHOOD: OUTLINED FROM MEMORY

By: Larcom, Lucy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1889

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 006338

Condition: Good+


"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 ... View more info

REVOLT IN THE DESERT

By: Lawrence T. E.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1927

Seller ID: 002401

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

REVOLT IN THE DESERT

By: Lawrence T. E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1927

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 005571

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MRS. HARRIET NEWELL

By: Newell, Harriet

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Sunday School Union: 1831

Seller ID: 006297

Condition: Good


"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 bo... View more info

THE CALIFORNIA DIARY OF FAXON DEAN ATHERTON 1836-1839

By: Nunis, Doyce B. (edited by)

Price: $43.50

Publisher: California, California Historical Society: 1964

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 002713

Condition: Fine


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 upr... View more info

AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH LETTERS

By: Phelps, William Lyon

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1939

Edition: Seventh Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002004

Condition: Good


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. View more info