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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (The Harvard Classics Volume #31)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto (edited by Charles Eliot)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 8760

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A little sunning, light edge wear and chipping. ; Frontispiece. Translated by J. Addington Symonds. "The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century." William Allan Nielson states: " The Five-Foot Shelf, with its introductions, notes, guides to reading, and exhaustive indexes, may claim to constitute a reading course unparalleled in c... 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, Frances Berkeley Floore, at the time Director of Dietetics for Eastman Kodak, wrote to the Greek War Relief Association and the Uni... View more info

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The China Trade Post Bag The Seth Low Family of Salem and New York

By: Loines, Elma

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Manchester, Maine, Falmouth Publishing House: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8739

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings and labels. Spine cocked, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in plastic protective wraps, taped to boards, spine sunned, minor edge wear and a little chipping. 1" apparent burn mark on front panel. Overall a fairly nice copy. ; Blue cloth with silver lettering, ix + contents + 324pp. World trade route map on endpapers. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and maps, index plus brief index of the Low family. ; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall; 324 pages; "These are the letters of the young Lows whose ancestors helped build the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. F... View more info

The Congressional Experience: A View from the Hill

By: Price, David E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Westview Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005887

ISBN: 081331156x

Condition: Very Good+


Some edgewear. Inscribed by Congressman Price. A bright, attractive copy. "The Congressional Experience combines an engaging, enlightening narrative with photos, figures, maps, and tables to tell the story of congressman David Price's odyssey from ivory tower of Duke University to the citadel of Capital Hill. Along the way, we get a clear sense of the challenge, disappointment, elation and deep concern implicit in serving as a member of Congress - especially the kind of member Representative Price has chosen to be. In an election year filled with name-calling, teeth-gnashing, and Co... View more info

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The Death of Lincoln: A Picture History of the Assassination

By: Hayman, Leroy

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1968

Seller ID: 004566

ISBN: 0590429698

Condition: Very Good-


Corners slightly bumped. Black and white photographs throughout. Text is clean and unmarked. A Scholastic Biography. "Here, illustrated with more than 50 photos, drawings, and paintings of the time, is the tragic true story of Lincoln's death - and what happened after." Age Level: Grades 4-7; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 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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The House on Garibaldi Street

By: Harel, Isser

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8602

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mustard over blue boards, Book club edition. Corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; xx + 275 pp, foreword, preface, 3 b/w maps, dramatis personae, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 265 pages; "I have to announce in the Knesset that a short time ago one of the greatest Nazi criminals was found by the Israeli Security Services: Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible, together with the Nazi leaders, for what they called the 'Final Solution to the Jewish Problem' -- that is, the extermination of six million Jews of ... View more info

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The House on Garibaldi Street

By: Harel, Isser

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8658

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mustard over blue boards, Book club edition. Corners bumped, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, minor edge wear and rubbing. A nice copy. ; xx + 275 pp, foreword, preface, 3 b/w maps, dramatis personae, index. ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 265 pages; "I have to announce in the Knesset that a short time ago one of the greatest Nazi criminals was found by the Israeli Security Services: Adolf Eichmann, who was responsible, together with the Nazi leaders, for what they called the 'Final Solution to the Jewish Problem' -- that is, the extermination of six million Jews of ... 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 a flood of recollection which in their force, vividness, and density of narrative are unique in modern writing. The father w... View more info

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The Liar's Club: A Memoir

By: Karr, Mary

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007075

ISBN: 0670850535

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Quarter black cloth over gray boards, silver lettering, 320 pp. Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear, ex-library with stamps inside covers and neat pocket on back end paper. Pages clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart with a little edge wear, clear tape across spine at top and base. Overall, a nice copy. "The Texas refinery town of Leechfield, perched on the swampy rim of the Gulf, is famous for mosquitoes and the manufacture of Agent Orange -a place where the only bookstores are religious ones and the restaurants serve only fried food. A handful of the Leechfiel... View more info

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The Life of Thomas Cranmer

By: Maynard, Theodore

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Chicago, Henry Regnery Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005211

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


xiv + 242 pp, black cloth with white lettering. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, owner's seal impressed on front end paper. Jacket shows a little edge wear, some rubbing and darkening, spine sunned. A nice copy. "Shortly after Mary Tudor ascended the throne of England in 1553, the Archbishop of Canterbury was found guilty of treason, subsequently charged with heresy and in 1556 was burned at the stake. In this dramatic martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer anti-Catholic sentiment reached a new pitch and the compiler of the Book of Common Prayer became a powerful symbol ... 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. His life has been mysterious, traumatic, and laced with tragedy. It is full of contradictions and drama; it is a clear case of ... View more info

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The Painted Queen

By: Hesky, Olga

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Anthony Blond Limited: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005237

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, small tear at bottom corner of front end paper where it is attached to pastedown, a discrete bookstore sticker inside front board. Jacket has a little edge wear primarily at base of spine, a little darkening. End papers and pastedown have dynastic family tree is Israel and Judah in the 9th century BC. An attractive copy. "This is the story of Jezebel, who, coming from a foreign land, married Ahab and served him and their children, the Kings Ahaziah and Jethoram, loyally until her terrible death outside the walls of Jezreel."; 7¾" - 9¾" Ta... View more info

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The Perfect Master: The Early Life of Meher Baba

By: Purdom, C. B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: North Myrtle Beach, SC, Sheriar Press: 1976

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 006228

Condition: Good


Minor edgewear and bumping, cover a little scuffed, 1/4" tear at top of spine, pp. 25-28 are loose. A clean, unmarked copy. "This early biography, long out of print, of Meher Baba, was written by Charles B. Purdom and published in 1937 in London. The author used the information available to him at that time and it was the first biography concerning the Perfect Master to appear in the West. It treats in depth the period from 1911 to 1931, when Purdom first met Meher Baba on his initial visit to England, and continues with fascinating detail to the year 1936. This book is unique... 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 someone else's organ - and Starzl remembers each one - is a puzzle. The surgeons and physicians who pioneered transplantation... 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 Story of My Life

By: Keller, Helen

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Mahwah, NJ, Watermill Press: 1980

Seller ID: 005957

ISBN: 0893753688

Condition: Good


A few creases on cover, corners slightly bumped, PO name inside, text starting to yellow, but clean and unmarked. "For the first 19 months of her life, Helen Keller is a normal child who laughs and plays and explores her surroundings. But a high fever robs Helen of her sight and hearing, leaving her alone in a dark, silent world. Until the day Anne Sullivan comes into her life, Helen's only means of communication are crude signs and gestures. With the help of her new teacher and friend, Helen learns to read and write. Slowly, she begins to triumph over her handicaps. . . " Th... 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 girl is over thirty with no job and no man in her life, something has to be done. Irma Lee did it. She took a job as secon... View more info

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To Live Again

By: Marshall, Catherine

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004340

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, free endpaper starting to yellow. DJ has edgewear/chipping and 1 1/2" & 3 1/2" tears at flaps, price-clipped. Text is clean and unmarked. "Here is a testament of one woman's deep belief in God and His love - and all that she was able to accomplish as a result of this belief. At the time of the death of Peter Marshall, her minister husband, in 1949, Catherine Marshall was left seemingly without love, without strength, without financial resources. But one thing she had in abundance was faith, and ultimately that proved enough to fill all her needs. He... View more info

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Vows: A Memoir

By: Manseau, Peter

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006940

ISBN: 0743249070

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Black quarter cloth over beige boards, xii + 383 pp, 23 b/w photos. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. Inscribed by author on title page. An attractive copy. "Priest Marries Former Nun," the Boston headlines announced - neither the beginning of a joke nor the start of a scandal. When Peter Manseau's parents wed in 1969 they were certain the Catholic Church was on the verge of allowing priests to marry. In this stirring memoir, Manseau tells their courageous story, and weaves in how their decision has affected his own spiritual j... View more info