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Lovesong: Becoming a Jew., Lester, Julius.
Lovesong: Becoming a Jew.
Lester, Julius.
12.00 USD
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Night Flight., Saint-Exupery, Antoine de (1990-1944).
Night Flight.
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de (1990-1944).
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery: His Life & Times., Cate, Curtis.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery: His Life & Times.
Cate, Curtis.
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Vive Moi!, O'Faolain, Sean (pseudonym of John Francis Whelan).
Vive Moi!
O'Faolain, Sean (pseudonym of John Francis Whelan).
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The Gentle Americans, 1964-1960: Biography of a Breed., Howe, Helen.
The Gentle Americans, 1964-1960: Biography of a Breed.
Howe, Helen.
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Only To God: The Extraordinary Life of Godfrey Lowell Cabot., Harris, Leon.
Only To God: The Extraordinary Life of Godfrey Lowell Cabot.
Harris, Leon.
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Caro: The Fatal Passion. The Life of Lady Caroline Lamb., Blyth, Henry.
Caro: The Fatal Passion. The Life of Lady Caroline Lamb.
Blyth, Henry.
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Omar Khayyam: A Life., Lamb, Harold.
Omar Khayyam: A Life.
Lamb, Harold.
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Our King and Queen: An Intimate, Authentic and Authoritative Biography by an Author Who Has Been Given Inside Knowledge.
1 Our King and Queen: An Intimate, Authentic and Authoritative Biography by an Author Who Has Been Given Inside Knowledge.
London. Hutchinson & Co. n.d. Hardcover in royal blue cloth boards with titles  Good lacking dust jacket. Former owner's note on half title page. Boards rubbed with wear at edges. Crack to front hinge. Text clean in still solid binding. 8vo. 264 pp. with index plus 16 pp. of publisher' Originally published as "Our Duke and Duchess." Biography of H.M. King George Vi and H.M. Queen Elizabeth. Black & white photo illustrations throughout. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
Tomorrow Will Come., Almedinger, E(dith). M(artha).
2 Almedinger, E(dith). M(artha). Tomorrow Will Come.
New York. Literary Guild. 1941. Book club edition. Marked "A bonus book. Not to be sold." Red cloth boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is square and tight with light browning at gutters between front & rear endpapers. Jacket lightly rubbed and worn on edges. 8vo. 343 pp. Winner of the Atlantic Monthly's sixth non-fiction contest with a $5,000 prize. Story of a young lady's experiences during Russian revolution. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
The Promised Land., Antin, Mary.
3 Antin, Mary. The Promised Land.
Boston. Houghton Mifflin. 1912. Navy blue cloth boards stamped in gilt. Good lacking dust jacket. 1915 gift inscription on blank page following front free endpaper. Edges soiled and starting of foxing to pages. Boards bright with bumped corners and wear to spine. 8vo. 373 pp. with glossary. Black & white photo illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Gandhi., Ashe, Geoffrey.
4 Ashe, Geoffrey. Gandhi.
New York. Stein & Day. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth & paper covered boards. Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is tight & clean with no interior markings. Slight spine slant. Jacket lightly edge worn & rubbed. 8vo. 404 pp. with bibliography & index. Frontispiece photo portrait of Gandhi plus 17 photos & illustrations. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
The Last Nazi: The Life and Times of Dr. Joseph Mengele., Astor, Gerald.
5 Astor, Gerald. The Last Nazi: The Life and Times of Dr. Joseph Mengele.
New York. Donald I. Fine. 1985. Book club edition. Hardcover in cloth & paper-wrapped boards. Fine in very good dust jacket. Book is square & tight. Front free endpaper & half title uncut. Jacket lightly rubbed with no tears or chips. 8vo. 305 pp. with partial bibliography & index. Black & white photos & illustrations. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
My San Francisco: A Wayward Biography., Atherton, Gertrude.
6 Atherton, Gertrude. My San Francisco: A Wayward Biography.
Indianapolis. Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1946. Hardcover in blue cloth boards with titles stamped in gilt. Good in fair dust jacket. Book is square & tight with clean text. Soil to top edge & spine. One page of the index is unopened and another was poorly opened. Jacket is tattered with tear to spine fore edge and large chips to top of front panel and foot of spine. 8vo. 344 pp. with index. Mrs. Atherton writes of the city of her birth and where she spent the greater part of her life. 18 full page plates plus frontis. For bibliophiles, there is a chapter on San Francisco bookstores during the 40's and another on the city's literati. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Lauren Bacall By Myself., Bacall, Lauren.
7 Bacall, Lauren. Lauren Bacall By Myself.
New York. Knopf. 1979. First Edition. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Small crease at head of spine. Bookplate on front free endpaper. 8vo. 377 pp. Several black & white photo illustrations. Great photo of Bogie and Bacall on back jacket panel. 
Price: 8.50 USD
 
 
Between You and Me: A Heartfelt Memoir on Learning, Loving, and Living., Bailey, Pearl.
8 Bailey, Pearl. Between You and Me: A Heartfelt Memoir on Learning, Loving, and Living.
New York. Doubleday. 1989. First Edition. Inscribed by the author. Hardcover in cloth & paper-wrapped boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. As new & unread. 8vo. 270 pp. "To Parker, Love is all, Pearl Bailey." Memoir of the beloved singer. Among the recollections, she tells of going back to school and receiving her degree from Georgetown University at age 67. Illustrated with photos. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
Stolen Sweets., Baker, Albie.
9 Baker, Albie. Stolen Sweets.
New York. Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton & Co. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover in blue quarter cloth & white paper-wrapped boards with silver titles on spine. Good in good dust jacket. Wear to extremities & light soil to top edge. Spine lean & crossed out one line note on front free endpaper. Jacket edge worn. Price intact on front flap. 8vo. 247 pp. True autobiography of the "World's Best Jewel Thief." Albie Baker is a noms de burgle. He is Albert Cooper of the Bronx & now Palm Springs. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Roseanne: My Life As a Woman., Barr, Roseanne.
10 Barr, Roseanne. Roseanne: My Life As a Woman.
New York. Harper & Row. 1989. First Edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. 8vo. 202 pp. Black & white photos. 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
Cecil Beaton: Memoirs of the 40's., Beaton, Cecil.
11 Beaton, Cecil. Cecil Beaton: Memoirs of the 40's.
New York. McGraw-Hill. 1972. 2nd printing. Hardcover in cloth boards. Book-plate. Else fine in fine dust jacket. As new. 8vo. ix, 310 pp. with index. Postwar memoir of his experiences & sketches of his contemporaries with special emphasis on Greta Garbo. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
Looking for Steinbeck's Ghost., Benson, Jackson J.
12 Benson, Jackson J. Looking for Steinbeck's Ghost.
Norman & London. University of Oklahoma Press. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover in gray cloth boards with titles on spine. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Jacket has rubbing to head of the spine. No tears or chips. Book is square, tight & clean. 8vo. viii, 231 pp. with index. Frontis plus 24 black & white photo illustrations. Character sketches, nonfiction stories, and essays gathered by the author during the 15 years spent writing the authorized biography of the great American author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Caro: The Fatal Passion. The Life of Lady Caroline Lamb., Blyth, Henry.
13 Blyth, Henry. Caro: The Fatal Passion. The Life of Lady Caroline Lamb.
New York. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1973. First American Edition. Hardcover in orange quarter cloth & dark red pape Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Book is square & tight with no interior markings. A touch of dust soil to top edge. Jacket lightly shelf rubbed. No tears or chips. Price on front flap. 8vo. 260 pp. with principal dates, bibliography & Biography of the wife of young Queen Victoria's Prime Minister and mistress of Lord Byron. Black & white photo illustrations. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After., Bok, Edward.
14 Bok, Edward. The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After.
New York. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1923. Later printing. Navy blue cloth boards stamped in gilt. Good lacking dust jacket. Book is square with soiling and light foxing to edges. Boards lightly rubbed. Former owner's signature and blindstamp on front free endpaper. 8vo. 461 pp. Black & white photo frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Autobiography of the great publisher and editor. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Their Majesties., Bolitho, Hector.
15 Bolitho, Hector. Their Majesties.
London. Max Parrish & Co. Ltd. 1952. First published in 1951. This is the revised edition of February 1952. Hardcover in cloth boards. Very good in good dust jacket. Light wear to bottom corners of boards. Text & illustrations very bright. Price clipped jacket rubbed with tears at foot of spine top of rear panel. Large chip at head of spine. 8vo. 135 pp. The story of the royal family from 1900 to the 1950s. Nearly 90 black & white illustrations in highest quality photogravure. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Family Portrait., Bowen, Catherine Drinker.
16 Bowen, Catherine Drinker. Family Portrait.
Boston. Little, Brown & Co. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover in black quarter cloth with red paper-wrapped boards. Very good in near fine dust jacket. Book is square & tight with no interior markings. Light foxing starting on edges. Jacket lightly shelf worn. No tears or chips. 8vo. 301 pp. with acknowledgments. Biography of the Drinker's of Philadelphia. The author's family. Her brothers who invented the iron lung, and another who was a physiologist & became an internationally known expert on the lymphatic system and her father who was a university president. Photo illustrations throughout. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Margaret: The Tragic Princess., Brough, James.
17 Brough, James. Margaret: The Tragic Princess.
New York. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Ex. library. Pocket, discard stamps on title page & top & bottom edges, jacket tape residue to boards. Jacket bright with small library sticker at foot of spine. 8vo. 323 pp. with index. From the dust jacket: "Sympathetic portrait of the transformation from fairytale princess to lonely middle-aged woman." Black & white photos. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
Queen Elizabeth II: The Silver Jubilee Book 1952-1977., Brown, Michele.
18 Brown, Michele. Queen Elizabeth II: The Silver Jubilee Book 1952-1977.
London. David & Charles. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover in cloth boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. 4to. 104 pp, with acknowledgements. Photo tribute to the first 25 years of the queens reign. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Fighting Angel: Portrait of a Soul., Buck, Pearl S.
19 Buck, Pearl S. Fighting Angel: Portrait of a Soul.
New York. A John Day Book / Reynal & Hitchcock. 1936. First Edition. Cloth boards with stamped decorations. Near very good lacking dust jacket. Boards faded and soiled. Light soil to edges. Book is clean and tight with slight spine slant. 8vo. 302 pp. Fighting Angel, the biography of the author's father, is a companion volume to The Exile, which is a biography of her mother. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
The ITN Book of The Queen Mother., Burnet, Alastair.
20 Burnet, Alastair. The ITN Book of The Queen Mother.
[London]. Independent Television News Ltd. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover in royal blue cloth boards. Very good in very good price clipped dust jacket. Former owner's signature on verso to front free endpaper. Bump at head of spine & light wear to corners. Text is clean in solid binding. Jacket bright with light wrinkling to head of spine. 4to. 8.75" x 11.75". 88 pp. Tribute to The Queen Mother on her 85th birthday. Color photos throughout. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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