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A Knight at the Opera

By: Bing, Rudolf

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 35001

ISBN: 0399126538

Condition: Fair


First Edition. The front of the book and the dust jacket look in good condition, but something wet has been spilled on the back of the book, just at the corner where the spine and back cover come together. There is a tear and some water stain at the top of the back dust jacket and the tops of the last few pages. This is an autobiography of the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera Company in the mid Twentieth Century. Sir Rudolph Bing is described by the late Cyril R... View more info

The Impossible Journey of Sir Ernest Shackleton

By: Bixby, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, Little, Brown and Company, printed in the USA: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4015

Condition: Good


Ex-Library. Dust jacket protected by library plastic cover, G. Interior has library markings, otherwise clean and nice copy. Little ot no shelf wear. Youth. View more info

Henry Kissinger: The private and public story

By: Blumenffeld, Ralph

Price: $10.95

Publisher: A Signet Special: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4031

Condition: Good


16 pages of Photographs. Back cover has been wet, no mildew. Creases on spine, paper aged. Pages tight and clean text. First printing, October 1974, "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9." View more info

When Knighthood Was In Flower, or The Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, The King's Sister, and Happening in the reign of His August Magesty, King Henry VIII, Rewritten and rendered into modern English from Sir Edwin Caskoden's Memoir

By: Caskoden, Edwin (Charles Major)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.: 1899

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 19304

Condition: Very Good


250th thousand written above the publisher's name. Embossed picture of castle on front cover. Rose on spine, in gold and black ink with embossing. "Published September 1898. Reprinted in October, twice in November, Three times in December, three times in January, 1899, twice in February, five times in March, three times in April, and three times in May, July, August, and September, four times in October and November. The subsequent editions make a total of over one-q... View more info

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Readers Digest Condensed Book: The Two of Us, Buchu the Jaguar, The Minister, Mayo, Torregreca, and April Morning

By: Collection: Berri, Caillou, Mercer, Mayo, Cornelisen, Fast

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 141

Condition: Good


Reader's Digest Condensed Books: The Two of Us, by Claude Berri; Bichu the Jaguar, by Alan Caillou; The Minister, by Charles Mercer; Mayo: The Story of My Family and My Career, by Dr. Charles W. Mayo; Torregreca, by Ann Cornelisen; April Morning, by Howard Fast. Stated first edition. There is something like three smudged drops of very old, dry tar on the back of the book. Cracked along the crease of the hinge on the front cover, a small tear to the base of the front endp... View more info

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Helen Keller

By: Davidson, Margaret

Price: $3.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Scholastic, Inc.: 1989

Seller ID: 4040

ISBN: 0-590-42404-1

Condition: Poor


5.25" x 7.5". 96 pages. Book is crumpled and has been wet and dried, no signs of mildew. Three very nice black and white photographs of Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, and Helen on her horse at the back of the book. Line drawings and a simplified version of Helen Keller story. Braille alphabet in raised dots on back cover. Scholastic meant it as a good introduction. Our listing number 4040. View more info

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The Last Mafioso, The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno

By: Demaris, Ovid

Price: $10.00

Publisher: United States, Times Books: 1981

Edition: Sixth Printing, March 1981

Seller ID: 4049

ISBN: 0812909550

Condition: Good


9.5' x 6.5' x 1.75", 463 pages. Withdrawn from a library. Clean text, tight binding, library pockets in front on the paste-down, library stickers on dust jacket. "The night Jimmy Fratianno became a government witness, not a single Mafia boss slept..." Our book number 4049. View more info

ATOMS IN THE FAMILY, My Life With Enrico Fermi

By: Fermi, Laura

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1958

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 4001

Condition: Good


No dust Jacket, Shelf wear to the top of spine and edges, ex-library, presented to the library in December of 1959. Inside the book is very nice and clean. Many black & white photos of Fermi and his work, friends, awards, and family. The last page takes Fermi up to the point where the scientists in Geneva had placed an order for a "synchroton" capable of producing 25 billion electron volts. That was in 1953. This is the sixth printing, 1958, at the University of ... View more info

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Herself Defined: The Poet H.D. and Her World

By: Guest, Barbara

Price: $12.95

Publisher: USA, Quill: 1984

Edition: First Quill Edition

Seller ID: 46020

ISBN: 0688047092

Condition: Good


9.25" x 6" x 1.25", 360 pages. Clean, used book. Some wear and tear to the corners and edges. "Enhanced by exclusive access to unpublished material, HERSELF DEFINED is a captivating work of scholarship and an intimate portrait of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and the circle of novelists, artists, and poets who were her friends: D.H. Lawrence, Marianne Moore, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, and others who blazed new paths in the arts of the twentieth century." Our book numb... View more info

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Gauguin

By: Huyghe, Rene'; Translated by Slonim, Helen C.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3014

Condition: Very Good


Oversize. Ex-Library, also late of the Nelson Collection in Tulsa. Dust Jacket in good condition. Book very clean and nice. No publication date listed, but the donation date to the library was in 1979. Printed in Italy. Translated by Helen C. Slonim. Our book number 3014. View more info

They Led The Way (Original title: Women Themselves)

By: Johnston, Johanna

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Scholastic, Book Services: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4016

Condition: Good


Ex-library. pages yellowed. wear to edges, creased at hinge of spine. Looks like the 11th printing, 1973 Scholastic paperback number TX3917. Numbers read "12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 11 7 8 9/7 0 1 2/8, Printed in U.S.A. 11." View more info

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Walt Whitman: A Life

By: Kaplan, Justin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon And Schuster: 1980

Seller ID: 46039

ISBN: 0671225421

Condition: Good


9.5" x 6.25" x 1.5", 429 pages. Biography of the poet/philosopher. Very nice, clean, sound copy, slight curve to block center right. Our book number 46039. View more info

KISLING

By: Kessel, Joseph, author; Kisling, Jean, Editor

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3005

Condition: Good


Ex-Library, library markings obliterated with magic marker. Also late of a private collection, stamp and signiture of previous owner. Text very clean and cover in good condition. Some dents and shelf wear to dust jacket. Oversized Book, will require additional shipping. Six Lbs. in weight. View more info

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Blake Studies; Notes on his life and works in seventeen chapters

By: Keynes, Geoffrey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Great Britian (UK), Rupert Hart- Davis: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3037

Condition: Good


208 pages of text and 48 pages of plates. 10"x 7.75". Block firm, pages slightly aged. Original price in pencil front endpaper. Previous owner name on front endpaper facing.Some small soil spots. Some fading at top of Spine. Our book number 3037. View more info

From McKinley To Harding, Personal Recollections of Our Presidents

By: Kohlsaat, H.H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New york: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29043

Condition: Very Good


A very clean and well preserved copy. Ex-library. Very clean. Paper title on the spine is yellowed and worn, but blue cloth binding is not , and the pages are clean and the binding tight. tissue paper photo protector at title page has been wrinkled and is partily loose from halfwy down the hinge attachment. all other pages are secure. Previous owners name in pencil inside front cover. Illustrated. Scribners, New York, February, 1923. View more info

The Fine Art of Literary Mayhem; A lively account of Famous Authors and Their Feuds

By: Land, Myrick

Price: $94.99

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 29061

Condition: Very Good


Cover designed by Ernst Reichl. Number 85134-0113. Withdrawn from the library. Stated first edition. LCCCN 63-7121. Library markings on dark blue endpapers and one stamp on title page. Clean text. clear paper, not aged. Cover clean. Library sticker on spine. View more info

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Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars

By: Larnen, Brendan, O.P., and Lomask, Milton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Vision Books, Farrar, Straus & Cudhy, New York, Burns & Oates, London, Manufacture in the U.S.A.: 1962

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 6003

Condition: Good


Dust Jacket protected by plastic, library copy withdrawn. Name of library stamped inside front and back covers, and pocket. Book tight and pages clean. Vision Books, Farrar, Straus & Cudhy, New York, Burns & Oates London, Manufactured in the U.S.A. Fourth printing, 1962. Some browning of paper. Copyright 1957. Fourth printing, 1962. Our book number 6003. View more info

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The Egg And I

By: MacDonald, Betty

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United States, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1946

Edition: Twentieth Impression, October 1946

Seller ID: 4047

Condition: Very Good


8.25" x 5.5", 287 pages, Green cloth-covered boards. Twentieth Impression, October 1946. Book clean, sound, very little wear. Some fading to spine and tops of boards, previous owner's name and address on front paste-down. Humorous account of the life of the author in the chicken business... in the early twentieth century. Our book number 4047. View more info

Kesselring: The Making of the Luftwaffe

By: MacKsey, Kenneth John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: United Kingdom: David & Charles: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 4005

ISBN: 0713408626

Condition: Good


Ex-Library. White smudge on front cover (liquid paper?) Shelf wear to corners. Pages white and clean, Black Cloth binding in good condition. Stated First American Edition, 1978. View more info

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Her Eternal Crown, Queen Marie of Romania and the Baha'i Faith

By: Marcus, Della L., with a foreword by Ian C. Semple

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Great Britain, George Ronald, 46 High Street, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 2DN: 2000

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 4043

ISBN: 0-85398-442-5

Condition: Good


5.5" x 8.5". 319 pages. Clean, no marks in book. Some minor shelf wear to surface, small crease lower corner of front cover. Interaction of Queen Marie of Romania with the Baha'i faith, so, slant towards effusiveness in terms of that religion. VERY interesting descriptions in great detail of the furnishings and life at the Romanian palaces in the letters of Miss Martha Root, included in the text. Unusual insiders experience of one of the last crown heads of Europe in the... View more info