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LONGFELLOW REMEMBRANCE BOOK: A MEMORIAL FOR THE POET'S READER-FRIENDS

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, D Lothrop Company: 1888

Seller ID: 006693

Condition: Fair to Good-


Author contributions include Elbridge S. Brooks, John G. Whittier, Rev. Samuel Longfellow, Harriet Lewis Bradley, Culling Clive Eardley, and Louise Imogen Guiney. 114 pp. Blue cloth covers with white/silver decorative spine. Covers in Poor condition with corner and edges bumped and rubbed, dirt/stains completely over the cover faces and spine, cloth is bubbling, spine is rubbed and faded, spine ends are bent. Gilt page edges. Browning and stains to endpapers. Hinges are ... View more info

THE GARDEN THAT I LOVE

By: Austin, Alfred

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co., Limited: 1898

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 007489

Condition: Good


168 pp. Olive cloth covers with gilt image of flowers, faded gilt title lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, fading to color, dirt smudges and wear to cover faces, rubbing to joints, wear to spine, spine ends are torn and fraying. Loose hinges. Foxing to endpapers and throughout interior pages. Spine broken within interior. Browning along edges of interior. Book in Good- to Good condition. View more info

THE STORY OF A NEW YORK HOUSE

By: Bunner, H. C.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1887

Seller ID: 006596

Condition: Good


Illustrated by A. B. Frost. Blue decorative cloth covers with image of front door on front and gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed with some small patches of board exposed, moderate scuffing/bubbling to cover faces, rubbed areas on joints. Spine ends are bent, fraying and torn. Gilt top page edge. Cocked spine. Front hinge broken, back hinge and spine loose. Interior page edges browning, some foxing spots. Book i... View more info

GOV. THOMAS DUDLEY'S LETTER TO THE COUNTESS OF LINCOLN, MARCH, 1631. WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES.

By: Farmer, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Peter Force: 1838

Seller ID: 007002

Condition: Good


"Note. Governour Dudley was one of the five undertakers of the Settlement of Massachusetts, and came over with the Charter in 1630. The following Letter, addressed to the Countess of Lincoln, in whose family he had been steward nine or ten years, was written nine months after his arrival, and contains the events pertaining to the Colony during that period." 19 pp. String-tied document. Many pages uncut. Page edges are chipped and some small tears, corners creased... View more info

FISHING WITH A BOY: THE TALE OF A REJUVENATION

By: Hulit, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Stewart Kidd Company: 1921

Seller ID: 001552

Condition: Very Good-


214 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt title lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, scuffing to cover faces, rubbing to joints, spine ends and corners are bent and fraying, with small tears. Cocked spine. Faded red top page edge. Uncut page edges. Tears and stain to page edge on front pages, rest of interior is slightly browning, some foxing marks. Book in VG- condition. View more info

ON THE TRAIL OF DON QUIXOTE: BEING A RECORD OF RAMBLES IN THE ANCIENT PROVINCE OF LA MANCHA

By: Jaccaci, August F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription By Author

Seller ID: 007375

Condition: Good


"This book is the natural outgrowth of a friendship between artist and author - the one a Spaniard, the other familiar from youth with Spain, and both lovers of the book wherein are recounted the adventures of the good Knight and of his faithful Squire." 239 pp. Illustrated by Daniel Vierge. Gift inscription by author on second free endpaper. Maroon cloth covers with gilt imprint of Quixote on his steed on front cover, faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners... View more info

QUENTIN KEYNES: EXPLORER, FILM-MAKER, LECTURER AND BOOK-COLLECTOR 1921-2003

By: Keynes, Simon (ed.)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Simon Keynes: 2004

Edition: Limited Autographed Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 007479

ISBN: 0-907435-17-3

Condition: Near Fine


"For fifty years, Quentin Keynes led small groups of teenagers on safari in Africa. He made films of his adventures, wrote articles for the National Geographic Magazine, and showed his films in schools and colleges throughout America and Britain. This book contains the texts of the addresses given by his friends at one or other of the two memorial meetings held in October 2003, at the Royal Geographical Society (London) and the Explorers Club (New York). It also cont... View more info

NO MORE WORDS: A JOURNAL OF MY MOTHER, ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH

By: Lindbergh, Reeve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Inscription: Gift Inscription By Author

Seller ID: 007182

ISBN: 0-7432-0314-3

Condition: Very Good


"No More Words is a moving and compassionate memoir of the final seventeen months of Reeve's mother's life.... Anyone who has had to care for an elderly parent disabled by Alzheimer's or stroke will understand immediately the heartache and anguish Reeve suffered and will find comfort in her story." 174 pp. Trade paperback with image of author on front cover. Gift inscription from author to previous owner on front free endpaper, along with previous owner's name wr... View more info

A BRIEF MEMOIR OF MRS. LYDIA M. MALCOM, LATE OF BOSTON, MASS. WIFE OF REV. HOWARD MALCOM

By: Malcom, Lydia M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, William D. Ticknor: 1835

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 006536

Condition: Good-


122 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped, fraying and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, fading to lettering on spine, spine ends are bent and torn. Water damage on bottom of book with bubbling/rippling/fading to cover faces, water stains to endpapers and page edges, some stains on interior of book. Writing on front inside cover, gift inscription on back of front free endpaper. Bookstore sticker on back inside cover. Signif... View more info

THE AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION

By: McKibbin, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007486

ISBN: 0-394-57601-2

Condition: Very Good+


"...will forever alter our fundamental view of television and what it has brought to and stolen from our lives." 261 pages with index. Cream paper hard cover with red cloth spine. Very light wear to cover corners and edges, spine ends are bent. DJ in VG+ condition with slight wear to edges, corners and spine ends, small scuff on front of jacket. Uncut page edges. Interior pages are crisp, clean, easily legible. Book in VG+ to NF condition. View more info

YANKEE SWANSON: CHAPTERS FROM A LIFE AT SEA

By: Nelson, Captain A. W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Sturgis & Walton Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007477

Condition: Very Good-


"To most of us the sea is an adventure to which we gladly go and from which we return with relief. To others it is romance, vaguely enticing, dimly alluring, always maintaining its distance. To Captain Nelson the sea is a place where men are bred, toil, live, struggle and so reach their desired haven." 374 pp. Blue cloth covers with image of boats on front cover, title in gilt on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, light wear/scuff... View more info

A SAMPLING FROM TRAVEL LETTERS 1881-1883

By: Scripps, Ellen Browning

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Claremont, California, Scripps College: 1973

Seller ID: 007012

Condition: Very Good+


"The letters, of which this publication presents choice excerpts, deserve to be published in their entirety, for they are in a very real sense the beginnings of at least one of the important news services upon which the informed public in our modern world has come to depend." 41 pp. Light blue stiff paper covers with light wear to corners and edges, spine ends rubbed. Interior pages are tight, clean, no marks. Pamphlet in VG+ condition. View more info

JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES: SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME NUMBER FOUR (SICILY, GENOA, A DRIVE THROUGH THE ENGADINE)

By: Stoddard, John L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Balch Brothers Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 007158

Condition: Good+


Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous Places and People, Being The Identical Discourses Delivered During The Past Eighteen Years Under The Title of The Stoddard Lectures. Tells the world travels of John Lawson Stoddard (1850-1931), a teacher, author and lecturer. 336 pages with index and list of illustrations. Red marbled board with dark brown leather corners and spine, gilt title on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbe... View more info

JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES: SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME NUMBER TWO (CANADA, MALTA, GIBRALTAR)

By: Stoddard, John L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Balch Brothers Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 007159

Condition: Good+


Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous Places and People, Being The Identical Discourses Delivered During The Past Eighteen Years Under The Title of The Stoddard Lectures. Tells the world travels of John Lawson Stoddard (1850-1931), a teacher, author and lecturer. 336 pages with index and list of illustrations. Red marbled board with dark brown leather corners and spine, gilt title on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbe... View more info

JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES: COMPLETE IN TEN VOLUMES, VOLUME TEN (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, GRAND CANON OF THE COLORADO RIVER, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK)

By: Stoddard, John L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Balch Brothers Co.: 1906

Seller ID: 007160

Condition: Good


Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous Places and People, Being The Identical Discourses Delivered During The Past Eighteen Years Under The Title of The Stoddard Lectures. Tells the world travels of John Lawson Stoddard (1850-1931), a teacher, author and lecturer. 304 pp. 58 pages of index and list of illustrations. Red marbled board with dark brown leather corners and spine, gilt title on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges ... View more info

SALT & WATER, POWER & PEOPLE: A SHORT HISTORY OF HOOKER ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPANY

By: Thomas, Robert E.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Niagara Falls, New York, Hooker Electrochemical Company: 1995

Seller ID: 007203

Condition: Very Good-


As written on the included lay-in message from the President and Chairman of Hooker Electrochemical Company: "This is the story of the Hooker Electrochemical Company. It was written to celebrate our fiftieth anniversary and to acquaint our employees, customers and friends with Hooker's growth and progress." 109 pp. B/W photographs throughout. Orange cloth covers. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed, top back corner is rubbed exposing board, minor soiling t... View more info

NELSON: GREAT LIVES

By: Tunstall, Brian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1933

Seller ID: 007469

Condition: Good


144 pages with bibliography. Red brick cloth covers with gilt title lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, soiling and scuffing to cover faces, small holes in joints, spine is worn, spine ends are bent and fraying. Stains to top page edge. Slightly cocked spine. Previous owners' names written on front free endpaper. Evidence of water damage on back inside cover, with stains to top page edge of back pages. Some foxing on interior pages, dis... View more info

STUDIES IN HONOR OF A. MARSHALL ELLIOTT (VOLUMES I AND II)

By: Various Authors

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins Press:

Seller ID: 006709

Condition: Very Good-


"There have been collected in the accompanying volume a set of studies prepared by present or former members of the department of Romance Languages in the Johns Hopkins University and recent lecturers before that department. These studies were planned to celebrate the completion of Professor Elliott's thirty-fifth year of service in the University, and were to be offered to him as a mark of his pupils' esteem for their teacher and an evidence of the profit they have ... View more info

TIME HAS MADE A CHANGE IN ME: GROWING UP IN ALABAMA

By: Ward, Robert David (ed.)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, XLibris Corporation: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 007245

ISBN: 0-7388-0867-9

Condition: Very Good-


"This collection of individual memories of children growing up is filled with the hilarity of youthful ignorance played out in a time over fifty years ago, in a place that had its own unique differences, its own way of doing things. We can bring back the past and we can even profit from it." 301 pp. Trade paperback. Signed/gift inscription by several authors and the illustrator on the title page: Joy Holcome Turnage, Mike Mahan, Gene Baldwin, Ed Givhan, Ray Fowle... View more info

A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF SIDNEY LANIER

By: West, Charles N.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia, Townsend, Printer and Binder: 1888

Seller ID: 006885

Condition: Good


An Address Delivered Before The Georgia Historical Society, at Savannah on the 5th of December, 1887. Printed for the Society. 25 pp. Blue paper covers. Ink numbers written on front cover top corner, cover edges are chipped and darkened, covers are soiled, back lower spine corner is torn and missing, top spine end is also torn. Front cover loose and nearly detached from rest of document. Document creased in middle throughout. Interior pages clean. Document in Good condit... View more info