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Image for Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith (1947-09-05)

Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith (1947-09-05)

By: Agnes Newton Keith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atantic Monthly Press / Little Brown & Company: 1795-01-01

Seller ID: 55-2-1812


Bumped corners, rubbing and light page yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Colored and illustrated double title page, many monochrome illustrations in text and full page after author's drawings, table of contents.English language authentic recollections by author of her and her family's captivity in two Japanese prison camps on Borneo, Berhala Island and Kuching. Entering captivity May 1942, Liberated September 1945. View more info

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

By: Alcántara, Isabel; Egnolff, Sandra

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Prestel Publishing: 2011-09-29

Seller ID: 55-3-1508


New. The story of two creative geniuses, their important contributions to twentieth century art, and their tumultuous romance. This captivating book delves into the forces that shaped Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's lives and art, and made them important painters in their own right. Elegant reproductions of their best-known works and historical photographs illustrate the thoughtful text, which explores the political, social, and cultural upheaval that was at the center of... View more info

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Australian Adventure Anne Clark Ambassador Wife Signed [Hardcover]

By: Anne Clark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 241


Signed and inscribed by author. Book inscribed to Punnie and Gibb Denman. He donated classic art to the San Antonio museum and land to the city of San Antonio. DJ is rubbed and chipped. Pages clean. Binding is tight.From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife wrote of her observations and impressions to friends and famil... View more info

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Mountin' Man

By: Baker, H. Ray

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Golden Bell Press: 1964-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3-3-1452


Signed and inscribed by the author, "Best Wishes to Bill Lay, Evil Companion, fellow 'warbler' and good guy from 'the author' H. Ray Baker." Red Cloth. Ray bought a mountain ranch once without talking to anyone. That's what the book is about---a mountain ranch and a triumphant tenderfoot, triumphant because he finally got rid of it. How Ray financed a mountain ranch, supported a hired man who was too busy to work, fed and clothed a wife and two children, acquired... View more info

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Get in the Game

By: Bill Glass

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Word: 1966-01-01

Edition: 4th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-3-1511


Inscribed, "Best Wishes to Randy, Bill Glass, Browns #80". Fourth printing. In protective mylar cover. Sports program from 1968 banquet with Glass as speaker is laid in. This book does more than attempt to reconcile his apparently conflicting points of view. This autobiography of the all-pro defensive end with the Cleveland Browns, shows how his football career has been aided, indeed, made possible, because of this vibrant faith in the living Christ. View more info

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Grim Journey: the Story of the Adventures of the Emigrating Company Known as the Donner Party, Which, in the Year 1846, Crossed the Plains From Independence, Missouri, to California...

By: Birney, Hoffman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Minton, Balch & Co: 1934-01-01

Edition: 3rd

Seller ID: 2-3-1406


Third impression. No dust jacket. Cover is rubbed with wear to corners and board edges. Book askew. It looks like it was a library book because the front and back inside boards are scuffed where the check out pocket was removed. No other markings. Overall inside pages are clean with a couple of finger prints. Rag edge pages were not separated by print so they have been torn on the edge around page 17-20. Binding is tight.The story of the adventures of the emigrating comp... View more info

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The Incantation of Frida K.

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2002-03-05

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55-3-62


Stated first edition with full number line. Boards are bent in a u shape. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. On her deathbed at age forty-six, artist Frida Kahlo recounts through memory and hallucination her life experiences, including her interactions with fellow artist Diego Rivera, who she loves despite her open scorn of his creations. View more info

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Some World War II Reminiscences Basil Brewer Conscript

By: Brewer, Basil R

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Self Pubished:

Seller ID: 000289


Basil R. Brewer, Red Cloth Hardcover, 15 pages, 8 1/4" tall, Conscript 1561457. Boards slightly warped. Inside clean and binding is tightConscripted into British Army. Goes from time in North Africa to time to invasion in Siciliy. View more info

Buchanan odyssey

By: Buchanan, J. B

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Nortex Press: 1977-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1813


No dust jacket. Pages lightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Memoir of the Buchanan family with 1934 wedding pictures of J.B. and Illa Mae. They moved from the sand hills of Oklahoma to the frontier of the Texas Panhandle. View more info

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A Bride on the Old Chisholm Trail in 1886

By: Bunton, Mary Taylor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Naylor Company: 1939-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-3-906


Pages tanning with light foxing on page edges. Frontis of Mary Taylor Bunton with blind stamp signature. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Black and white line drawings. 77 pages.The author accompanied her husband on an 1884 cattle drive from their ranch near Sweetwater, Texas, up through Indian Territory to Coolidge, Kansas. A brief, but classic, memoir of the Chisholm Trail. View more info

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Are the Stars Out Tonight Famous Hollywood's Hotel

By: Burk, Margaret Tante

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Round Table West Ambassador Hotel: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001164


Gold Leatherette Hardcover, 192 pages, 11 1/4" tall. Fine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. This is the history of the famous Ambassador Hotel and the adjacent "Cocoanut Grove" until 1980. The hotel opened in 1921 and has been a significant part of the history of Los Angeles (including the assassination of Robert Kennedy). In happier times, the hotel has been host to movie stars, sports legends, world leaders, and other famous people, many of whom ar... View more info

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Ten Years As A Cowboy

By: C.C. Post; Illustrator-Illustrated

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company: 1910

Seller ID: 2-3-900


Green Cloth Hardcover with silver embossed cowboy and horse on cover, 471 pages plus exerpt on Teaching the Deaf to Speak. Good. Corners bent and worn. Cover rubbed. Hinges cracked and pages tanned. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The story, romance and adventures of a life on the plains with the varied experiences as cow-boy, stock-owner, rancher. Contents include: the plains, cattle, sheep. Illustrated with steel cut drawings. View more info

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Grandes Maestros Del Arte Popular Mexicano (Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art)

By: Candida Fernandez De Calderon

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Fomento Cultural Banamex: 1998-01-01

Seller ID: 55-5-54


New condition. Spanish edition. Shrink wrap opened to check the edition. Second edition, third reprint.Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art From the Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex is a representative sampling of the works made by the men and women who continue to devote their lives to the creation of high quality artistic objects. These objects are strongly rooted in the communities of their making, and thus help to elucidate the variety and vitality of the Mexican ... View more info

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Dangerous to Man: The Definitive Story of Wildlife's Reputed Dangers

By: Caras, Roger A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1975-01-01

Seller ID: 55-3-35


Dust jacket is yellowed and has some light stains. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The definitive study of those animals that are potentially dangerous to man. The author , a well know naturalist, separates facts from fiction, stating with the big cats and ending with the jellyfish. Also included are fish, reptiles and birds. 433 pages including an excellent index and 7 technical Appendices View more info

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The Romance of Davis Mountains and Big Bend Country: Edition Texana

By: Carlysle Graham Raht; Illustrator-Waldo Williams

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rahtbooks Co.: 1963-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: g3-2-923


Edition Texana reprint of a rare edition, long out of print, a local history hailed for its clear insight, and interviews from tight-lipped people. Illustrated with drawings by Waldo Williams, and historical photographs. This copy has been signed fully by the author on ffep. In illustrated blue cloth, and illustrated dust jacket.. Signed by Author. Dj is rubbed, chipped, faded, ballpoint pen mark and torn. Pages have slight yellowing on edges. Inside pages clean and bind... View more info

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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2014-03-25

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14-1-14


Signed by Jimmy Carter on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line.The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are de... View more info

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Frida de Frida/ Frida's Frida (Spanish Edition)

By: Casanova, Rosa; Pomar, Maria Teresa; Comisarenco, Dina; Conde, Teresa Del; Franco, Maria Teresa

Price: $500.00

Publisher: FOMENTO CULTURAL BANAMEX: 2007-10-10

Seller ID: 55-5-1507


New. New. Shrink wrap only opened for photographing. Deluxe slipcase. Gilt page edges. Slipcase edges are a black moire silk and the book is covered in a red moire silk.Beautiful decorative pages where there would be a blank page. They have the same floral theme as the slipcase but are one color(red or white) with the gold flower outline.Written in Spanish.Includes photographs of her life and art. Produced during the celebration of the centenary of the birth of one of th... View more info

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

By: Castaneda, Carlos

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1998-09-08

Seller ID: 55-2-1818


Unread.Thirty years ago the University of California Press published an unusual manuscript by an anthropology student named Carlos Castaneda. The Teachings of Don Juan initiated a generation of seekers dissatisfied with the limitations of the Western worldview. Castaneda's now classic book remains controversial for the alternative way of seeing that it presents and the revolution in cognition it demands. View more info

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Women of the west

By: Cathy Luchetti

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Antelope Island Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1-3-928


Clean copy, No dustjacket. First Edition. "Women of the West tells the stories of eleven western women in the United States between 1830 and 1910 - women of varying economic , racial and religious backgrounds. Their stories are revealed through their own letters, diaries, and journals, recounting daily activities and personal thoughts as they tried to survive under very difficult and at times nearly impossible circumstances." Illustrated throughout with over 140 vintage ... View more info

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CEZANNE: THE LATE WORK

By: Cezanne; Various Authors

Price: $65.00

Publisher: MMA: 1977-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3-5-929


First edition. Brown Cloth with gilt lettering. BW frontispiece of Paul Cezanne in 1905. 427 illustrations, 50 in color. pgs 416. Essays by Theodore Reff, Lawrence Gowing, Liliane Brion-Guerry, F. Novotny, Genevieve Monnier, Douglas Druick, John Rewald, George Heard Hamilton and William Rubin. Contents include: Painting and theory in the final decade, Logic of organized sensations, Elusive goal, Last motifs at Aix, Late landscape paintings, Late watercolors, Cezanne's li... View more info