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The Lindberghs The Dramatic Story of A Distinguished Family

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Universal Book and Bible House: 1935-01-01

Seller ID: 77-2-1923

Condition: Used: Very Good


Light edge wear and inside pages have slight yellowing. Clean and tight.The story of the years after the transatlantic flight including the kidnapping. Photographs. View more info

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDMUND SPENSER (The Globe Edition). Edited from the Original Editions and Manuscripts by R. Morris, with a Memoir by John W. Hales

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1909-01-01

Seller ID: 4-5-1724

Condition: Collectible: Good


Green cloth cover with gilt border and lettering. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Front hinge cracked. Pages yellowed. Overall inside pages clean and binding is tight. Deckled page edges.Opens with a biography of Edmund Spenser. Also, contains the books of the Fairy Queen and more with an index to the first lines. View more info

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Tomboy Bride

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO: Pruett, 1977: 1977-01-01

Seller ID: 7-4-1850

Condition: Used: Very Good


Cover with three women and mining camp.Paperback.Illustrated with photographs.Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver mining where most of the book takes place. View more info

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The Oscar Schmitz Collection. Masterpieces of French painting of the nineteenth century.

By: (Schmitz Collection) New York. Wildenstein & Co.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York: 1936-01-01

Seller ID: 8-1-1915

Condition: Collectible: Good


Written in French. Paper wraps are torn, chipped with tear on spine cover. Tanning on page edges. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.62 French paintings and drawings from the 19th century. Black and white illustrations with biography, expositions and collection on facing page.Includes artist like Paul Guguin, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Cezanne, Eugene Delacroix, Claude Monet and more. 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

Condition: New


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 their relationship. What emerges is a portrait of the artists, the tension between their love for each other and their commit... View more info

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Townie: A Memoir

By: Andre Dubus III

Price: $120.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2011-02-28

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-3-922

ISBN: 0393064662

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First edition with full number line. This is the fifth book by Mr. Dubus and is a moving memoir of his growing up. This is his account of growing up in milltown Massachusetts, the divorce of his parents and consequent town/gown schizophrenia of his life. View more info

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Native American: The Book of My Youth

By: Baker, Ray Stannard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1941-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8-1-1911

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition. Blue cloth hardcover. Corner and edge wear. Tanning on endpapers with some small stains. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Slightly askew.In this autobiography, he writes of his boyhood and youth on the frontier, of his education, and of his earliest ventures as a writer. View more info

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Wilson

By: Berg, A. Scott

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Putnam Adult: 2013-09-10

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-2-11

ISBN: 0399159215

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line.One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently-... 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

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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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Heirs of the Founders SIGNED The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

By: Brands, H. W.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2018-11-13

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-1907

ISBN: 0385542534

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercin... 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

ISBN: 1583224696

Condition: Collectible: Good


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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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

By: Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016-03-15

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1615

ISBN: 0062089234

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Brinkley traces FDR's love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird watching. As America's president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt,consummate political strategist, established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. He brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression. View more info

Inside: A Public and Private Life

By: Califano Jr., Joseph A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2004-03-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 77-2-1955

ISBN: 1586482300

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by author on endpaper. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Joe Califano grew up in a tight-knit working class family in Depression-era Brooklyn. His parents instilled in their son a work ethic, sense of self, and devotion to Church that stayed with him as he rose through the ranks of America's ruling class. From Jesuit undergraduate schools to Harvard Law, influential law firms, Robert McNamara's Pentagon, Lyndon Johnson's White House, and Jimmy Carter's Cabinet, Califano was hard charging, effective, and committed t... 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

ISBN: 9685234655

Condition: New


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 the most representative and influential people of Mexico , this book reflects the extraordinary creativity that characterized Fr... View more info

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Yankee from Olympus, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and His Family 1944 (Hardcover)

By: Catherine Drinker Bowen

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1944: 1944-01-01

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: 7-5-1926

Condition: Used: Good


Green cloth hardcover. Sun-fading on spine and edges. Gift inscription on endpaper.Corners bumped. Small stains on outside page edges. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.This book is a biography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. It was written not too long after Justice Holmes died, in 1935, so the author had an opportunity to talk to people who knew him, and his work at the Supreme Court while it was fresh on everyone's mind. It also his grandfather, Rev. Abiel Holmes, and father, the author and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes. View more info

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George Catlin and the Old Frontier

By: CATLIN, GEORGE(Subject); McCracken, Harold

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Dial Press: 1959-01-01

Edition: First THUS

Seller ID: 4-1-940

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition after the limted edition of 250 copies. Letter line ABCDEFG. Burnt orange cloth wirh gold lettering. Dust jacket in orange, gold and black with reproduction of some of Catlin's Indians on the cover.Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn. Book corners rubbed and bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. A biography and picture gallery of the dean of Indian painters. 36 full-color reproduction plus 130 in black and white. First edition after the limited edition. Full color frontis of Catlin. Bibliography. Index. McCracken was director of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Gall... View more info

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And Then Came Ford Charles Merz First Edition [Hardcover] by Merz, Charles

By: Charles Merz

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Co.: 1929-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 384

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition, Blue Cloth Hardcover, 321 pages, 8 1/2 tall. Corners bent and a few fingerprints on pages. Sun fading on cloth cover. Private owner's inventory stamp on the endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Henry Ford is above all a symbol of America; its wealth and its indomitable will to go somewhere. Charles Merz has told the story of the country"s last sixty years in his biography of the gaunt manufacturer of the Tin Lizzie who has immeasurably broadened the orbit of this nation"s travel, defied its precedents, challenged its history, collected its antiques, enriche... View more info

The Bishop,: A portrait of the Right Reverend Clinton S. Quin

By: Chidsey, Alan Lake

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gulf Pub: 1966-01-01

Seller ID: b2-5-1957

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Dust jacket has rubbing and chips. Previous owner's name is written on the inside front board. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.The biography of Bishop Clinton Simon Quin. Although a deeply religious and dedicated man, Bishop Quin was completely human, his sense of humor was an outstanding characteristic. After attending a session on driver safety, he began to hand out a calling card which read "Drive Carefully, You many hit an Episcopalian." View more info

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Osro Cobb of Arkansas Memories of Historical Significance: Memoirs of Historical Significance

By: Cobb, Osro; Griffee, Carol [Editor]

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Osro Cobb: 1990-06-01

Seller ID: b2-4-14

ISBN: 0914546813

Condition: Used: Very Good


Back cover has some paper residue attached to it. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. This is authentic history written by the man who helped make it. Osro Cobb was born in Montgomery County (Arkansas) in 1904. He has given a lifetime of inspired and dedicated service to the state, both in and out of high public positions. He helped develop the two-party system in Arkansas by service in the state legislature, as a Republican candidate for Governor in 1936 and by the passage of Initiated Act 3 of 1948, which he wrote making fair elections possible. His role as U.S. Attorney in the 1957 Cen... View more info

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The News from Brownsville: Helen Chapman's Letters from the Texas Military Frontier, 1848-1852

By: Coker, Caleb [Editor]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn: 1995-02-01

Seller ID: b2-5-1900

ISBN: 0876111142

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Like new in slipcase. Maroon leather spine and beige cloth hardcover with matching slipcase. Limited edition #7 of 70 copies.Helen Chapman's Letters from the Texas Military Frontier 1848-1852 Mrs. Chapman's letters give a picture of life on the Rio Grande & at Ft. Brown during early statehood days from a woman's point of view. View more info