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Image for Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street:A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street:A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.: 1962

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 006181

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


336 pp., 2 appendices. Spine and front board somewhat sunned, spine slanted. Text is clean and light. The famous fictional biography of the esteemed consulting detective of Baker Street.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Life Is What Happens When You're Making Other Plans

By: Bloomingdale, Teresa

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005954

ISBN: 0385180640

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


214 pp. Red boards with gold lettering on spine. Front board has shallow indent. DJ has a few small tears. Text is bright, tight and clean. An attractive copy. "What Teresa Bloomingdale says about the entertaining side of motherhood has tickled the funny bones of mothers (fathers, too!) all over the country. After ten children, it could be said that she knows a thing or two about raising a family. . . Now, the irrepressible Mrs. B. trades a mid-life crisis ... View more info

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The Mystery of Georges Simenon: a Biography

By: Bresler, Fenton

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Beaufort Books: 1983

Seller ID: 8562

ISBN: 0825301459

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering, 259 pp. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, small circular indentation near top of front board (like a blind stamp). Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and chipping. An attractive copy. ; 12 pages of b/w photographs, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 259 pages; Georges Simenon, creator of Inspector Maigret, author of 500 books, lover of 10,000 women, insists he is a man like any other. But few would agree with him. Hi... View more info

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Herself: An Autobiographical Work

By: Calisher, Hortense

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004535

ISBN: 0877950423

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, one corner slightly bumped. DJ has 1/4"tear at back flap, very minor shelfwear. A clean attractive copy. "This is Hortense Calisher's account of her life-in-progress as a woman and a writer --- and the inseparability of the two in her mind and heart. In this intimate "rediscovery" of herself and those moments of truth that have formed her, Miss Calisher includes her private writings and journals, and begins with her appraisa... View more info

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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004577

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


vii-xiv, 400 pp, index, 41 black and white photographs. Pastedown has map depicting route followed on the journey depicted in the text which covered the lower two-thirds of Africa. Spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life

By: Coomes, David

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Oxford, Lion Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003747

ISBN: 0745919227

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


242 pp. plus bibliography, notes author's acknowledgements, index. PO's name on pastedown, light spotting on to edge. A bright, attractive copy. "Known to millions as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the bestselling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was in reality a complex woman-moved, she said, by a 'careless rage for life'. The elusive mystery of the real person behind the public figure makes Sayers an attractive choice for the bio... View more info

Image for Jean-Jacques Rousseau:  The Quest (1712-1758) (Vol. I):  A New Interpretative Analysis of His Life and Works

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Quest (1712-1758) (Vol. I): A New Interpretative Analysis of His Life and Works

By: Crocker, Lester G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1974

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 004480

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Corners & bottom of spine a little worn. DJ has a few shallow chips at spine and flap ends, two 1/2" tears. Text is clean and unmarked. "Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Quest is Part One of a proposed two-volume critical biography of the eighteenth-century French political and social philosopher whose Confessions and other personal writings have left their mark on the consciences and literature of later generations. It is the first Rousseau biography to benefi... View more info

Conversations with Stalin

By: Djilas, Milovan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005664

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ has minor shelfwear at spine and flap ends. A very nice copy. "Conversations with Stalin is a unique book, at once an historical document and a personal drama. Milovan Djilas in his own character combines the roles of a famous participant and a profoundly literary observer of some of the most important events of our time [to] tell the story of Stalin seen by Communists as he wielded his power over men and nations. Djilas went to Moscow in 1944, 1945, and 19... View more info

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Intern

By: Doctor X

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1965

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005933

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


404 pp., grey cloth boards with silver lettering. Spine somewhat slanted, a few pages have corners a little crinkled, cracked at front pastedown. Text is clean and unmarked. "This book is a journal of the most critical year in the training of a present-day doctor of medicine: the year that he spends as a hospital intern." The author holds nothing back in this riveting account.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Aye, Aye, Sir!

By: Du Bose, La Rocque

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004692

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Edgewear, corners somewhat bumped, ex-library with usual stamps. DJ in protective wraps taped to boards with expectable tape residue. DJ has 1" tear and two tiny tears at top of spine. Black and white line drawing illustrations by Millard McGee. Text is unmarked and not yellowed. "When, on the night before sailing, one of the midshipmen on the Antelope died of small pox, Henry Wilson, the Captain's son, unexpectedly went along to fill the gap. Henry had a... View more info

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Louis Pasteur - Free Lance of Science

By: Dubos, Rene

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005071

ISBN: 0684145006

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, name on front end paper. Jacket shows minor edge wear and rubbing, front flap creased back about an inch from the edge. An attractive copy. "This is a reissue of the 1950 biography of the French chemist who was the founder of the microbiological sciences. The author has provided an important introduction which throws new light on the subject. The word 'pasteurization' is now part of the international vocabulary - as meaningful ... View more info

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In the Company of Heroes: A True Story

By: Durant, Michael; Hartov, Steven

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004536

ISBN: 0399150609

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, attractive copy. "A true story by Michael J. Durant, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.). Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk, Durant was shot down and captured on October 3, 1993, in the battle depicted in Mark Bowden's bestselling book Black Hawk Down. Although saved by two valiant but doomed Delta Force operators from being town apart, Durant became a prisoner of Somali warlord Mohammed Aidid --- the man responsible for prolonging starvatio... View more info

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The Railway Game: An Early Autobiography

By: Dyment, Clifford

Price: $7.95

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1963

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004293

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, minor bumping. A clean, attractive copy. "In this book Clifford Dyment recalls his childhood in provincial England during the 1920s and 1930s. Like many poets, he has an uncanny memory for detail, whether of sight, sound or smell, and his almost unfailing choice of the right image to describe these things makes for a vivid narrative."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Woods Were Full of Men

By: Emmerson, Irma Lee; with Muir, Jean

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, David McKay Company, Inc.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005187

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library with stamps on top and bottom edges, front end paper has glue residue from pocket along with some dates stamped on it. Edges are browned with a little foxing, corners bumped, minor edge wear. Jacket in protective wraps and glued to pastedowns, minor edge wear, some darkening. Overall, a nice copy. "'The only thing worse than a woman who can cook and won't is one who can't cook and will' Irma Lee Emmerson could cook and she was willing - because when a... View more info

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The Bread of the Oppressed: An American Woman's Experiences in War-Disrupted Countries from the Journal and Letters of Frances Berkeley Floore, 1944-1949

By: Floore, Frances Berkeley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hicksville, NY, Exposition Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004960

ISBN: 0682482471

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


292 pp., 5 appendices, numerous photographs. Spine slanted, minor edgewear/bumping along bottom edge, PO name inside. DJ shows minor edgewear, spine sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. Bookplate tipped in at half-title page stating in green ink in author's handwriting: "I hope you will not find this too depressing (signed) Fran Floore." Profoundly moved by the suffering of the Greek people in the aftermath of the brutal occupation of their country, France... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His Other Writings

By: Franklin, Benjamin (Introduction By Henry Steele Commager) (Modern Library Book #39)

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1950

Seller ID: 006145

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


264 pp., blue cloth boards, gold lettering on maroon background. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear. DJ price-clipped, minor edgewear, tiny chipping at top of spine. Text is light and clean. Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography, as rich in material as it is engaging in style, is a rare American document; it reveals both a rich personality and the crucial events that occurred during the 84 years of his lifetime. The selections from his other writings indicat... View more info

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Mr. Cat

By: Freedley, George

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, Howard Frisch: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003925

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, small spot on top edge, one bottom corner somewhat worn, gift note to PO inside. DJ price-clipped with some shelfwear along top and three small chips. "From their first meeting in the rear of a Second Avenue pet shop they were good and comforting companions for over 16 years. Mr. Cat's adventures were not spectacular or unique - he roamed, he played with his friends, he got lost and then found - but every cat lover will recognize and res... View more info

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My Sergei: A Love Story

By: Gordeeva, Ekaterina; Swift, E. M.

Price: $5.75

Publisher: New York, Warner Books Inc: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005976

ISBN: 044652087x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, upper corner chipped. DJ has very minor shelfwear. 16 pages of glossy color photographs tipped in. A bright, attractive copy. "Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were the most celebrated pairs skaters of all time. Partners in life as well as on the ice, they were rarely apart. Then, tragically, Sergei died at the age of 28. Now in her own words, his wife, Katia, tells their remarkable story, in this loving tribute to the exceptio... View more info

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Adventures in Understanding

By: Grayson, David

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday Page & Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004341

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Edgewear, corners bumped and chipped, green boards are lightly soiled, sunning along edges, PO name on free endpaper, cracking at pp. 98 & 226. Pen and ink drawings by Thomas Fogarty on Pastedowns/free endpapers and throughout book. A memoir of David Grayson.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Image for Paderewski: : Pianist and Patriot

Paderewski: : Pianist and Patriot

By: Gronowicz Anton

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1944

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000217

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Front endpaper creased, foxing on edges. Shelf wear/some scuffing at top edge of boards. Jacket is chipped and scuffed in several places and shows darkening on spine, but is otherwise intact.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info