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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 Illusion

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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Margaret Fuller

By: Bell, Margaret; Roosevelt, Mrs. Franklin D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni: 1930

Seller ID: CS00685

Condition: Very Good


Cream paper decorated in bright pink featuring a portrait printed in black, 12mo, 320 pages plus a note from the publisher and publisher's list, beautiful Rockwell Kent endpapers; top strip of front cover a shade lighter from sunning, slight warp to text block. A biography of, among other impressive achievements, the first full-time female book reviewer in the United States. An installment of The Boni Paper Books series. The Boni Paper Books series was the brain child of Charles and Albert Boni, and an experiment in the new field of American paperback book publishing and the brand-new field o... 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

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

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

A Literary Courtship Under the Auspices of Pike's Peak

By: Fuller, Anna

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1893

Seller ID: CS00832

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 16mo, 184 pages, illustrated; a hint of wear to boards, previous owner's name plate on front paste down. A handsome copy, gilt is bright and illustrations sharp. View more info

A Literary Courtship Under the Auspices of Pike's Peak

By: Fuller, Anna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1896

Seller ID: CS00833

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth with blue and gilt decorations and titles, 16mo, 184 pages with publisher's list, illustrated; spine dust soiled, smudge on rear panel, tissue guard repaired with a small piece missing. View more info

Frederick the Great

By: Goldsmith, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni: 1929

Seller ID: CS00686

Condition: Very Good


Cream paper decorated in light blue depicting books and trees in a storm, 12mo, 218 pages plus a note from the publisher, engravings by Daniel Nicholas Chodowiecki throughout; toning to spine, chip to front endpaper near binding. An installment of The Boni Paper Books series. The Boni Paper Books series was the brain child of Charles and Albert Boni, and an experiment in the new field of American paperback book publishing and the brand-new field of subscription mail order book clubs. The club launched in September of 1929 with The Bridge of San Luis Rey being the first title. The series la... 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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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

Recollections of a Newspaper Man, A Record of Life and Events in California

By: Leach, Frank A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Samuel Levinson: 1917

Seller ID: CS00646

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth with gilt titles and decoration, 8vo, 416 pages, illustrated with photos throughout; top of front cover has a faint smudged line, pages are unmarked and binding sound. A recounting of the printing industry from the Director of the United States Mint from 1906-1906. 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

Thunder in Their Veins: A Memoir of Mexico

By: Moats, Leone B.; Lord, Russell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00600

Condition: Very Good


Stated first printing, tan cloth with dark blue titles, 8vo, 279 pages, map endpapers, portrait frontispiece, black and white photos throughout; a well kept copy, from the collection of Pulitzer nominated historian Gloria Grace Griffen, whose bookplate is adhered to front pastedown; dust jacket has a few small chips to head and tail of spine and is now protected in mylar. With twenty years of residence in Mexico, Leone B. Moats' memoir is, "a vivid picture of the gay capital at the height of its world prestige under Madero and of the real revolution that followed Zapata. 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