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Dog-Team Doctor

By: Anderson, Eva Greenslit, Ph.D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1947

Seller ID: CS00404

Condition: Very Good


Rich green cloth with gilt and black decorations, 8vo, 298 pages, map endpapers, illustrated throughout with black and white photos; wear to tail of spine, age toned pages, previous owner's name on front free endpaper. The story of Joseph Herman Romig, M.D., Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and doctor to dog-teams in Alaska. View more info

The Magnificent Illustion

By: Barrett, E. Boyd

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ives Washington: 1930

Seller ID: CS00454

Condition: Very Good


Purple cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 321 pages, decorative endpapers; '11' written in red on front free endpaper, pages lightly age toned; dust jacket toned, edge worn with a few chips and small tears concentrated to head and tail of spine. View more info

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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

My Saint Patrick

By: Buck, Alan M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co.: 1937

Seller ID: CS00453

Condition: Very Good


Mint green cloth with black titles, 8vo, 243 pages, illustrated by Richard Bennett; head and tail of spine worn, endpapers toned, previous owner's bookplate adhered to front free endpaper; dust jacket dust soiled and edge worn with a few chips to extremities. An attractive vintage copy of this biography of Saint Patrick. 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

The Rosalie Evans Letters from Mexico

By: Evans, Rosalie; Pettus, Daisy Caden

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1926

Seller ID: CS00423

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 472 pages, illustrated; previous owner's name written on front free endpaper, from the Gloria Grace Griffen collection, Pulitzer nominated historian, whose bookplate is adhered to front paste down, stamped withdrawn, slight toning to select pages. A collection of Rosalie Evan's letters, introduced by her sister, Daisy Caden Pettus. 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

Autumn Leaves: Reflections of an Industrial Lieutenant

By: Litchfield, P.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Corday & Gross Co.: 1945

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00558

Condition: Very Good


Navy blue cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 125 pages, illustrations by Rockwell Kent; bookseller stamp and previous owner's name on front paste down, Kent bookplate on first blank page. Author P.W. Litchfield was the Chairman of the Board of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, richly illustrated (including endpapers) by Rockwell Kent. 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

Yankee-Swanson, Chapters from a Life at Sea

By: Nelson, A.W.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Sturgis & Walton Company: 1913

Seller ID: CS00393

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial blue cloth boards, 8vo, 347 pages, illustrated plates throughout; boards are lightly edge worn, pages toned, a bit of ink writing on front free endpaper, from the collection of Gloria Grace Griffen, whose bookplate is adhered to front paste down with withdrawal stamp across center. View more info