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Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great. Two.

By: Hubbard, Elbert.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., G. P. Putnam's Sons.: 1903.

Edition: Later printing.

Seller ID: 13586

Condition: Crack at 3rd front blank with loosening to following four pages. Else tight and clean with penciled contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Boards lightly rubbed with very bright gilt titles.


Contains visits to homes of George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Gladstone, J. M. W. Turner, Swift, Hugo, Wordsworth, Thackeray, Dickens, Goldsmith, and Shakespeare with black & white plates of each. View more info

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Tales of a Peddler.

By: Ingold, Ernest. Illustrated by Laurence B. Haste.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: San Francisco., Wallace Kibbee & Son.: 1942.

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 15010

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Some toning to endpapers. Else fine. Jacket lightly rubbed with fading to spine. Edge wear. $1.00 price present on front flap.


Warmly inscribed by the author. Memoirs of the San Francisco business man. Nice period illustrations by Haste. View more info

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Elizabeth R: The Role of the Monarch Today.

By: Jay, Anthony. Photos by David Secombe

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London., BCA. BBC Books.: 1992.

Seller ID: 14798

Condition: Very good lacking dust jacket. Abrasion near spine on rear panel. Book is clean in solid binding.


40th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. View more info

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So Help Me: The Autobiography of George Jessel.

By: Jessel, George with foreword by William Saroyan.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Cleveland., World Publishing.: 1946.

Seller ID: 14219

Condition: Very good in like dust jacket. Book-plate & pages starting to tone. Book is solid in tight binding. Jacket edge worn at corners & spine ends. Cover portrait of Jessel still bright.


Broadway memoirs by the famed comedian & toastmaster. View more info

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Charles.

By: Junor, Penny.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., St. Martin's Press.: 1987.

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 14783

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.


Full biography of the Prince of Wales. Color photo illustrations. View more info

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Corazon Aquino: The Story of a Revolution.

By: Komisar, Lucy.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., George Braziller.: 1987.

Edition: First Printing.

Seller ID: 9715

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. As new.


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Troubadour: An Autobiography.

By: Kreymborg, Alfred.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York., Liveright.: 1925.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 11256

Condition: Very good lacking dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with no interior markings. Light soil to endpapers with evidence of sticker removal on rear pastedown. Edges dust soiled. Boards rubbed with fading to spine and wear at corners.


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A Life on the Road.

By: Kuralt, Charles.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York., G. P. Putnam's Sons.: 1990.

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 15333

Condition: Very good in very good price clipped dust jacket. Soil to top edge. Book is clean in solid binding.


Inscribed by the author: "For Sue, Any sister of Arthur's is a sister of mine! Charles Kuralt" Black & white photo illustrations. Kuralt's memoirs of his boyhood, his time as a CBS correspondent and as the CBS "On the Road" broadcasts. View more info

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Tamerlane: The Earth Shaker.

By: Lamb, Harold.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York., Robert M. McBride & Co.: 1928.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 17552

Condition: Good with no dust jacket. Boards rubbed. Wear to spine ends with 1/8" tear at head. Crack to blank frontis verso. Text is bright in solid binding.


The life of Tarmashirin Khan or Emir Timur known as Tamerlane. Conqueror of South, West, and Central Asia. Frontispiece of Timur plus 17 full page illustration in text. Warriors in battle endpapers. View more info

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Omar Khayyam: A Life.

By: Lamb, Harold.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York., Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1934.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 16682

Condition: Very good lacking dust jacket. Light dust soil to top edge. Former owner's book plate on decorated endpapers. Book is square & tight with bright text.


Biography of the medieval Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician & astronomer. View more info

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The Queen Mother.

By: Lane, Peter.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London., Robert Hale Ltd.: 1979.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 14781

Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket. Slight spine slant. Book is clean in solid binding.


Full biography. Plentiful black & white photo illustrations. View more info

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Woody Allen, A Biography.

By: Lax, Eric.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York., Alfred A. Knopf.: 1991.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 13209

Condition: Fine in near fine (price clipped & light sunning to spine) dust jacket.


A New York Time Book Review Notable book in 1991. A full biography of writer, director, & actor through 1991. View more info

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Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers.

By: Lederer, Katy.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Crown.: 2003.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 16341

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Small closed tear to bottom of rear panel & cut in middle of panel. Cut goes through jacket to rear panel of book. Book is square, tight & clean. Price intact on front panel.


Poet's memoir of growing up in a family of gamesmanship experts. From an exclusive East Coast boarding school to the seedy bars of NYC to the Bellagio in Vegas. Fascinating. View more info

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Lovesong: Becoming a Jew.

By: Lester, Julius.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York., Henry Holt & Co.: 1988.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 18422

Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket. Former owner's name stamped on top edge next to light green mark. Top corner of front free endpaper removed. Book is square & tight in solid binding. Jacket lightly edge rubbed. No tears or chips. Price intact on front flap.


Award winning author's account of his spiritual odyssey from black Methodist in the South to his conversion to Judaism. View more info

Image for War Within and Without: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1939-1944.

War Within and Without: Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. 1939-1944.

By: Lindbergh, Anne Morrow.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York., Harcourt Brace Jovanovich / A Helen & Kurt Wolff Book.: 1980.

Seller ID: 9888

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. As new.


Black & white photos and illustrations. View more info

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Kiss Hollywood Good-By.

By: Loos, Anita.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., Viking Press.: 1974.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 14689

Condition: Very good in like dust jacket. Spine lean. Book is clean in tight binding. Jacket has chip at bottom of front panel (no effect on titles) with wear to spine ends. Cover portrait of the author bright.


The second volume of Miss Loos's irreverent autobiography. Her years in Hollywood from the silents to the talkies. Black & white photos. View more info

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Roosevelt: A Study in Fortune and Power.

By: Ludwig, Emil.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York., Viking Press.: 1938.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 15984

Condition: Good lacking dust jacket. Boards have wear at extremities & sunning to spine. Soil to top edge. Book is square & tight. Text & illustrations bright in study binding.


Translated from the German by Maurice Samuel. Frontis bust of Roosevelt by Jo Davidson, 1933. Numerous black & white photo illustrations in text. View more info

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Napoleon: The Man of Destiny.

By: Ludwig, Emil.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York., Boni & Liveright.: 1928.

Edition: 14th printing, April 1928.

Seller ID: 18680

Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Binding solid. Text & illustrations bright. Slight pull at head of spine as is usual with books of this size. Jacket lightly worn with chips at extremities. Price ($3.00) on front flap.


Large edition. Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul. With chronological table. Twenty one full page plates. All present. Well received highly detailed biography of Bonaparte. View more info

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A Crown for Elizabeth.

By: Luke, Mary M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., Coward-McCann.: 1970.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 16996

Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Foxing starting on top & fore edges. Book is square & tight with clean text & illustrations. Jacket a bit shelf rubbed with a tiny chip at top of rear panel. Price on front flap.


Narrative of Elizabeth Tudor's rise to the throne. Drawn from letters & records from the period of 1536-1558. Black & white illustrations. View more info

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David Sarnoff: A Biography.

By: Lyons, Eugene.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York., Harper & Row.: c1966.

Edition: Book club edition.

Seller ID: 9604

Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket. Former owner's signature on front free endpaper. 1971 newspapers article pertaining to Sarnoff's life laid in.


Black & white photo illustrations. Jacket photo by Karsh. View more info