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"Life Was Meant to Be Lived" A Centenary Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt

By: LASH, Joseph P.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc, 1984


Stated First Edition; first printing w/full number line, copyright page. In full blue cloth-covered boards. Gift inscription on endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. With numerous b&w and color photos. Jacket with minor abrasions along extremites; priceclipped flap. ; 8-3/4 in. wide x 10-1/4 in. tall; 198 pages View more info

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"WE"

By: LINDBERGH, Charles A.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, [1927-30]


A facsimile copy of the first edition, with the copyright page statement: 'This is a copy of the First Edition of "WE".' Mr. Lindbergh's memoir, in which he provides extensive detail about his historic solo first flight across the Atlantic, begins with his childhood and includes much information about his post-flight reception by delirious crowds in both Europe and the U.S. Includes 48 black & white photos. --- In dark blue gilt-stamped cloth-covered boards. In b... View more info

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A Corner in the Marais Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood

By: KARMEL, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Jaffrey, New Hampshire, U.S.A., David R Godine, 2002


Author's memoir in a bright, clean, newish copy. Has a slight curl and inked name, front free endpaper. Inked numeral, last page.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 149 pages View more info

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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

By: SCHIFF, Stacy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co., 2005

Edition: First Edition


Stated first edition, first printing w/full number line on copyright page. The author's subject is American founder Benjamin Franklin and his diplomatic mission to Paris in 1776. Franklin was ill-prepared for this critical assignment, as the fate of the budding nation was largely in his hands. With a couple of sections of b&w plates. --- In ivory and maroon paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped lettering & decorations on spine. Facsimile Farnklin signature in gilt on c... View more info

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A Hero All His Life: A Memoir by the Mantle Family

By: MANTLE, Merlyn, Mickey Jr., David and Dan; HERSKOWITZ, Mickey

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 1996


3rd Printing. The widow and three sons of Mickey Mantle, the great New York Yankee slugger, present this memoir of their lives with 'The Mick'. Includes a section of b&w plates; indexed. --- In black quarter cloth over light blue paper-covered boards and titling in silver on spine; Mr. Mantle's facsimile signature in silver on cover. --- With a black remainder mark to lower textblock edge; else a bright, clean, firm copy. Dust jacket bears original $25/$35.50 flap price;... View more info

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A Jefferson Profile: As Revealed in His Letters

By: JEFFERSON, Thomas; PADOVER, Saul K. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, John Day Company, 1956


Collection of Jefferson's letters in a sharp copy. In full green cloth covers w/facsimile T.J. signat. frt. DJ chipped (especially at head of spine) with price clipped flap; in mylar protector. Poignant gift inscription, front free endpaper.; 60029; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 359 pages View more info

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A Life in the Twentieth Century Innocent Beginnings, 1917 - 1950

By: SCHLESINGER Jr., Arthur M.

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000


First Edition, First Printing. A clean, bright copy but with boldly written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket bears orig. flap price, but blacked over. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 557 pages View more info

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A Man of Singular Virtue: Being a life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's letters

By: ROPER, William

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society, 1980


The noted biography in a handsome Folio Society edition. Selected, edited and introduced by A. L. Rowse. Includes numerous b&w and color illustrations and drawings. In black quarter cloth over red textured paper-covered boards. Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume housed in slipcase made of stiff cardstock. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; else a bright, clean, firm copy. Slipcase with sizeable dampstain near foo... View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Book-of-the-Month Club, 1993


A book club edition of the author's memoir, published posthumously. From the flap of the jacket: ". . .these sketches of Ernest Hemingway's life as a young man in Paris from 1921 to 1926 constitute a luminous love letter to the the city. . .". During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. Includes a section of black and white plates showing people ... View more info

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A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties

By: HEMINGWAY, Ernest

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1996


A paperback reprint edition of Ernest Hemingway's posthumously-published memoir of his early life in Paris in the 1920s. During this time he was friends with, and interacted with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach and many others. With a section of black and white photos. --- In a trade paperback reprint edition with black & white photo of a Parisian café scene on cover. --- A firm, clean, unmarked copy though with re... View more info

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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

By: ROBERTS, Jason

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins Publishers, 2006

Edition: First Edition


A first edition of the author's biography of James Holman, a blind man who overcame his disability to travel the world. With numerous black & white photos. --- In cream and green paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Caspar David Friedrich painting on cover. --- With a remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firmly bound copy. Bright, unclipped jacket in excellent condition.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xiv, 383 pages View more info

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A Solo in Tom-Toms

By: FOWLER, Gene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1946


Stated Third Printing, May 1946. Author's memoir of his rough Denver childhood and his "quest for a father". --- In full blue cloth-covered boards w/titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket w/through-a-knothole view of the Rockies on cover. --- With inked gift inscription and previous owner's sticker on front endpapers. Dust jacket bears original $3.00 flap price, has chafing to edges and a little spine sunning; is otherwise in good shape.; 8vo 8" - 9... View more info

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A Texas Ranger (Lakeside Classics No. 90)

By: JENNINGS, N. A. (author); PROCTER, Ben (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company, 1992


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoir of "Al" Jennings, describing the chaotic situation in Texas following the Civil War. Raiders from Mexico were ever-present, and lawlessness was the order of the day. Peace and order were restored by the Texas Rangers. Edited by Ben Procter. --- Includes a color map of South Texas, a frontis photographic portrait of a mounted Texas Ranger, and several additional illustrations and photos. With a listing of all works... View more info

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A Year in the Maine Woods

By: HEINRICH, Bernd

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Reading, Mass., A William Patrick Book/Addiosn-Wesley Publishing Co., 1994


Stated First Printing, September 1994. In navy quarter cloth and teal paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior features numerous, unattributed drawings (presumably by the author). A clean, bright copy but with light foxing on top edge of textblock. | Zoologist/naturalist Heinrich relates his experiences in his hand-made cabin in the woods. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 258 pages View more info

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All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs

By: WIESEL, Elie

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995


Stated First American Edition. In black quarter cloth and light grey paper-covered boards with lettering on front and spine in silver. Includes a section of b&w photos on coated papers. With inked gift presentation remarks on front free endpaper; otherwise a clean, bright copy. Jacket has slight rubbing; bears orig. $30 flap price. Novelist and holocaust survivor's memoir. Mr. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 432 pages View more info