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May I Kiss You on the Lips Miss Sandra?

By: Bernhard, Sandra

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Rob Weisbach Books: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000770

ISBN: 0688164714

Condition: Fine


White paper boards backed in white cloth with dust jacket, 209pp. Signed by the author on half title page. Bernhard broke out in the American comedy scene in the 1980s after being cast by Martin Scorsese in The King of Comedy. She was one of the first women comics to deal openly and graphically with her sexuality and physicality in ways that were previously associated with men in stand-up. View more info

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The Misinguett Legend

By: Bret, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00044

ISBN: 0312054718

Condition: Very Good


Dust jacket in mylar. View more info

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Seven Gothic Tales

By: Dinesen, Isak (Karen Blixen)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001045

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library edition stated, Toledano binding style 7, blank endpapers, 265 titles in inverse of dust jacket, 420 pages; flexible green cloth boards with very light bumps at corners, creases to spine, previous owner's name in front endpaper, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with chipping at extremities and crease at bottom front corner, spine faded, dust jacket now in protective mylar. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield. "Seven Gothic Tales" was first published i... View more info

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This Little Pig Stayed Home

By: Ethridge, Willie Snow

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1944

Seller ID: CS00046

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Slight foxing to pages, worn and smudged dust jacket with one inch chip out at tail. View more info

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To Begin Again: Stories and Memories 1908-1929

By: Fisher, M. F. K.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000026

ISBN: 0679415769

Condition: Near Fine


Dust jacket in mylar. Full number line. 179 pages. View more info

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Agent of Joy

By: Hayes, Helen, Funke, Lewis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, M. Evans and Company, Inc: 1965

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00045

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to previous owner by Helen Hayes; dust jacket designed by Edward Gorey. View more info

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Twice Over Lightly: New York Then and Now

By: Hayes, Helen; Loos, Anita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00063

ISBN: 0151921504

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 343 pages; eight pages of black and white photographs. Blue cloth boards with gilt titling, illustrated end papers, unclipped dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Brett from Bloomsbury to New Mexico

By: Hignett, Sean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Franklin Watts: 1984

Seller ID: CS00034

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth, 9.5x6 inches, 299 pages, color plates throughout text; boards are in excellent condition with gilt lettering on spine, text block is bright and clean; dust jacket shows little wear with very minor creasing at head of spine and corners. View more info

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Mammy Pleasant

By: Holdredge, Helen

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001072

Condition: Very Good


Quarter bound, patterned paper backed in black cloth, 311 pages, 8 pages of black and white photographic illustrations, signed by the author on title page, spine ends very lightly bumped, toned pages, price clipped dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with a couple of small closed tears, chipping with some loss at head of spine, dust jacket now in protective mylar cover.A sometimes controversial biography of Mary Ellen Pleasant, an African American entrepreneur of the ninete... View more info

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Conversations With M. F. K. Fisher

By: Lazar, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Mississippi: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000027

ISBN: 0878055959

Condition: Near Fine


Very light bump to tail of spine. Else fine. Dust jacket in mylar. 209 pages. One of the Literary Conversations Series. View more info

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Saroyan: A Biography

By: Lee, Lawrence; Gifford, Barry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00155

ISBN: 0060151412

Condition: Very Good


First edition stated. 338 pages, black and white photographs throughout; black cloth boards with silver titling, dust jacket with a bit of dust smudging now in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

Memoirs of Baron Lejeune - Two Volumes

By: Lejeune, Baron; Bell, Mrs. Arthur; Maurice, Major General, C.B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1897

Seller ID: CS00251

Condition: Very Good


Two volume set. Forest green cloth with gilt titles on spine, 9 x 5.5 inches, volume one 341 pages, volume two 309 pages; light edge wear to extremities of boards, booksellers stamp on front paste down of volume one, deckle edge pages are clean and unmarked, binding is sound, a well kept set. This is a handsome iteration of the important biography of French General Baron Lejeune credited for introducing lithography to France. View more info

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Had She but Known: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart

By: MacLeod, Charlotte

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Mysterious Press: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000877

ISBN: 0892964448

Condition: Very Good


Black and white photographs. Light bumps at extremities, mild shelf wear. View more info

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Olga: Revolutionary and Martyr

By: Morais, Fernando

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Grove Weidenfeld: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00067

ISBN: 080211086X

Condition: Very Good


First American edition stated. 256 pages, black and white photographs throughout; blue and white boards with red titling, light dust smudging and staining on page edges, unclipped dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. Translated from the Portuguese by Ellen Watson. View more info

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Eve Among the Puritans: A Biography of Lucy Fitch Perkins

By: Perkins, Eleanor Ellis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1956

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: MH00093

Condition: Very Good


238 pages, decorative paper boards backed in blue cloth with gilt titling, eight pages of black and white photographs, inscribed by the author in front free end paper; unclipped dust jacket with a bit of chipping and small tears and creasing at extremities, and light rubbing now in protective mylar sleeve. From the dust jacket: "A personal page from a little known chapter of our history -- the return east after the westward adventure. View more info

The Life and Enterprises of Robert William Elliston

By: Raymond, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G. Routledge & Co.: 1857

Seller ID: CS00168

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully rebound in brown cloth under three quarter leather, tooled with gilt, five raised bands, 16mo, 416 pages with original wrapper bound in back, illustrated throughout by George Cruikshank; boards are edge worn, with the leather beginning to chip at corners and head of spine, top edge gilt, pages are clean and binding is tight; no dust jacket. An exceptional copy whose unique fine binding would make it an excellent candidate for a collector of curiosities. View more info

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Life and Songs of the Baroness Nairne

By: Rogers, Re. Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Grant: 1886

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: CS00073

Condition: Very Good


Periwinkle cloth with gilt titling and design, 7 x 5 inches, 303 pages plus a publishers list, portrait on frontispiece and illustrations peppered throughout; bottom of front board is bumped, spine in age toned, one small drip stain on rear board, Henry Cabot Lodge book plate adhered to front paste down, pages appropriately age toned, binding sound. From the personal collection of Henry Cabot Lodge, Massachusetts politician who served in the US Senate from 1893 until his... View more info

Autobiography of Tommaso Salvini

By: Salvini, Tommaso

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1893

Seller ID: CS00262

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth boards decorated in an elaborate green pattern, 7 3/4 x 5.5 inches. Boards are faintly dust soiled, particularly on spine, front endpapers toned, rear endpapers lightly foxed, bookseller's stamp adhered to rear paste down. View more info

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Chance Meetings

By: Saroyan, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00136

ISBN: 039308809X

Condition: Very Good


135 pages; red paper over boards backed in red cloth with gilt titling, dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Wars I Have Seen

By: Stein, Gertrude

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00071

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth, 8 x 6 inches, 259 pages; boards are clean and rich with the smallest amount of shelfwear, free end papers a bit age toned, otherwise pages are crisp, binding square and tight, previous owners name written on free end papers. No dust Jacket. A Random House wartime book. View more info