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Richer By India

By: Scovel, Myra

Price: $7.45

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005182

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


151 pp, numerous b/w drawings. Corners bumped, slight spine slant. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing, some sunning to spine, small area of dampstaing at top of front jacket. An attractive copy. "Richer By India brings missionary work to life with direct personal impact. Here are the faces, the daily frustrations and rewards, the down-to-earth human realities of an American family's experiences in a far off land, told with beautiful simplicity and wit... View more info

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Gandhi: A Memoir

By: Shirer, William L.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Washington Square Press: 1982

Seller ID: 005625

ISBN: 0671461478

Condition: Very Good


265 pp., index. Spine slightly creased, minor edgewear and bumping, PO name inside. Text is clean and unmarked. "William L. Shirer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, became a personal friend of the extraordinary Mahatma Gandhi when he covered the momentous independence movement in India for the Chicago Tribune. Their friendship revealed Gandhi in his many facets - the saintly apostle of non-violence, the shrewd politician... View more info

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The English Eccentrics

By: Sitwell, Edith

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Stockholm, The Continental Book Company: 1947

Seller ID: 005821

Condition: Good


332 pp, appendix, index. Zephyr Books #104. Paper wraps somewhat sunned, corners slightly bumped. Text is clean and unmarked. In the words of Tony Rogers, Edith Sitwell provides us "a series of maverick vignettes from much earlier times."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall View more info

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Life in a Putty Knife Factory

By: Smith, H. Allen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc.: 1943

Seller ID: 004356

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight some edgewear, bookplate inside.. Red cloth boards, spine has humorous picture of a seated man looking through what appears to be a telescope. Text is claean and unmarked. A solid copy. From the author's comments: "Here are further adventures in madness by the 'screwball's Boswell,' the biographer of human oddities, the chronicler of the fabulous commonplace, who recounted his struggle with the human race in the now legendary. . . Low M... View more info

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Admiral Ambassador to Russia

By: Standley, William H.; Ageton, Arthur A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003134

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


533 pp, index. Corners bumped, some edge wear, spine sunned, no markings to text. Jacket is a little tattered, with some creaing and rubbing, spine sunned, 3" tear at base of front hinge leaving a flap at base of spine, 3" tear along crease of front flap at the bottom. Overall a solid copy which the jacket has largely protected. "In February 1942, Admiral William H. Standley was appointed United States Ambassador to Russia. This assignment, made during a... View more info

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The Puzzle People: Memoirs of a Transplant Surgeon

By: Starzl, Thomas E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, University of Pittsburg Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005979

ISBN: 082293714x

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


364 pp., notes, 8 figures, glossy black and white photographs tipped in, index. Very minor edgewear along bottom edge. "Given the tensions and demands of medicine, highly successful physicians and surgeons rarely achieve equal success as prose writers. It is truly extraordinary that a major, international pioneer in the controversial field of transplant surgery should have written a spellbinding, and heart-wrenching, autobiography. Every patient who receives s... View more info

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Dreiser

By: Swanbert, W. A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005072

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Spine a little slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Jacket shows some edge wear and chipping, rubbing, and a couple small tears, crease along the edge of front flap. A nice copy. "This is the first comprehensive biography of a man of genius, a major figure in American literature, who was also an outrageous, magnetic and foolish human being. Born in 1871, Theodore Dreiser 'was reared in superstition, fanaticism, ignorance, poverty and humiliation.' The dr... View more info

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A Study in Boss Politics: William Lorimer of Chicago

By: Tarr, Joel A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005318

ISBN: 0252001397

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


xi + 376 pp, Black cloth with gold lettering, index, bibliography, a number of tables and charts, 16 pp. of b/w photos. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, a little foxing to top and leading edges, top corner of front end paper (1/3") torn off. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing and soiling. A nice copy. "Government was meant to be exploited, to advance the individual and aid the machine. The machine offered its followers ma... View more info

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Memories of Manteo and Roanoke island, N.C. As Told By Cora Mae Basnight

By: Tate, Suzanne; Basnight, Cora Mae

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Nags Head, NC, Nags Head Art: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007621

ISBN: 0961634421

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps, 52 pp including 16 pp of b/w photos. Reading crease, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Review copy, inscribed to the reviewer and signed by both authors on title page. Handwritten thank you note from Suzanne Tate laid in, plus clippings of the newspaper review and Cora Mae Basnight's obituary. A unique copy of this oral history of Manteo, North Carolina and Roanoke Island in the first half of the 20th century.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by A... View more info

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Louis R. Wilson: A Biographical Sketch Presented to the Friends of Louis Round Wilson at a Centennial Celebration in His Honor

By: Tauber, Maurice F.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006103

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


18 pp. Grey paper wraps. This note from George London, Chairman of the Friends of the Library, dated December 2, 1976, is tipped on the first page: "The first part of this biographical sketch, by Maurice F. Tauber, was a preview of Professor Tauber's full-scale biography, Louis Round Wilson: Librarian and Administrator, published in 1967 by Columbia University Press. Tauber's sketch covered L.R. Wilson's life and career up to the mid-1950's and was presented ... View more info

Sam Ward, King of the Lobby

By: Thomas, Lately

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1965

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 005886

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


533 pp., 20 pages of glossy black and white photographs tipped in, bibliography, index. Beige cloth boards with red lettering, spine a little suned, corners bumped. DJ price-clipped, spine sunned, some wear at corners, 1" tear. Text is light, clean and unmarked. "The man was Sam Ward. It is almost incredible that of such a character there has never before been written a thorough and complete biography, yet such is the fact. Here is a warm, understanding, ... View more info

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One L

By: Turow, Scott

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books Inc: 1996

Edition: Fifteenth Printing

Seller ID: 005276

ISBN: 0446351709

Condition: Good


Spine somewhat creased, slanted, a little edge wear. Cover and a number of pages have top corner crease. Some browning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "Becoming a first-year law student - a One-L - at the oldest, most esteemed law school in the United States threw Scott Turow into a physical, emotional and intellectual combat zone. An ultimate test by fire of his own honesty and principles, it was a time of hazings, betrayals, challenges, a... View more info

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Yankee Lawyer: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tutt

By: Tutt, Ephraim

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1943

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004791

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Eight black and white glossy plates. Spine somewhat slanted, corners bumped/chipped. Text is clean and unmarked.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Richard Upjohn: Architect and Churchman

By: Upjohn, Everard M.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004260

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Green cloth boards, xvii + 243 pp, index, bibliography, appendix listing works of Richard Upjohn, 109 b/w illustrations and photographs of his work and designs. Spine slightly slanted and sunned, corners bumped, slight edge wear, postcard sized area on right hand side of front board is a lighter green. Small stamp with owner's name on front end paper and title page. End paper has 3 1/4" stamp with owner's initials against a black background. Jacket has slight edge we... View more info

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I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up

By: Ventura, Jesse

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Thorndike, Maine, Thorndike Press: 1999

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 005944

ISBN: 078622214x

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Spine slanted, a little bumping and edgewear. Glossy pictorial boards with no jacket, apparently as issued. A bright, attractive copy. "In his own inimitable words, Jesse Ventura reveals the secrets of his stunning electoral success and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. Having defied the pollsters and pundits who predicted he would get 10% of the vote at best, he takes on bloated government, career politicians, and... View more info

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Sam Walton: Made in America: My Story

By: Walton, Sam; Huey, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005980

ISBN: 0385426151

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


269 pp., glossy color photographs tipped in, index. DJ has very minor edgewear along top edge. A bright, attractive copy. "Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. Combine the pluck and luck of Horatio Alger, the wit of Will Rogers, the promotional verve of P. T. Barnum, and the charm of Profe... View more info

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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography of Booker T. Washington

By: Washington, Booker T.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1901

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 005825

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


330 pp., index. Brown boards with ivory lettering and a silver design. Some shelfwear at spine ends. top corners have small chips. Half-title page detached, cracked at free end-paper. Glossy frontispiece. Text is well-preserved. From the Preface: "I have tried to tell a simple, straightforward story, with no attempt at embellishment. My regret is that what I have attempted to do has been done so imperfectly." From the first chapter: "I was born a... View more info

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The Leavetaking

By: Weiss, Peter

Price: $14.95

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

Seller ID: 003698

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, foxing along top edge, yellowing on inner edge of pastedown, PO's name on free endpape & pastedownr, corners very slightly worn. DJ yellowing inside, slight edgewear & very minor chipping along top edge, 1 1/2" tear on back. Text is bright & clean. "With stunning frankness, this partly auto-biographical novel by a postwar German writer renders all the tension and ambivalence of the parent-son relationship. The father's death triggers ... View more info

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Annie W. Goodrich: Her Journey to Yale

By: Werminghaus, Esther A.

Price: $14.75

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002688

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Sunning across top of boards, shelfwear at top and bottom of spine, minor bumping, cracking at title page. DJ has 1 1/2" tear at bottom of spine & chips at top and bottom of spine & edge, bottom corner of front flap clipped, some edgewear w/ 1/4" tear at top and 1" crease. Copy is clean and unmarked with two pages of photographs of the subject. Pp. 1-104, References, Index. "This is a partial biography of one of the most widely known and most belove... View more info

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On the Sunny Side of a One-Way Street

By: Wilson, William E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1958

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: 006104

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


223 pp. This is #674 of a Special Hoosier Edition limited to 1,000 copies and signed by the author. Spine somewhat slanted. DJ has some edgeweear and shallow chipping at spine and flap edges. A nice, attractive copy. "Here are Mr. Wilson's delightful impressions of leisurely days full of a savor not easily attainable in our time. They were days full of wonder about his remarkable grandfathers and the parts they played in the Mexican and Civil Wars; awe, amus... View more info