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THE ADAMS FAMILY

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1930

Order Number: 12715


Wear to extremities. Binding could be tighter. Bookseller's sticker to rear endpaper ; No, not the television Addams family, the political one. Divided into four generations from John Adams on down ; 8vo; 364 pages View more info

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A CENTENNIAL READER

By: Addams, Jane

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1960

Order Number: 14204


Chipping with small tears & dampstaining to DJ. Browning to endpapers; The pioneering social worker shares views on many issues ; 8vo; 330 pages View more info

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THE BARRYMORES

By: Alpert, Hollis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1964

Order Number: 14043


Light wear to DJ; The story of the thespian family of Ethel, Lionel, and John Barrymore, with many photographs; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 397 pages View more info

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THE BARRYMORES

By: Alpert, Hollis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1964

Order Number: 14982


Wear to price clipped DJ. Tape residue to endpapers from affixing DJ thereto; Brodart cover. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper ; The story of the thespian family of Ethel, Lionel, and John Barrymore, with many photographs; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 397 pages View more info

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FDR A Centenary Remembrance

By: Alsop, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1982

Order Number: 14729


Chipping & open tears to DJ. Browning to endpapers; Lavishly illustrated look at the life & presidency of FDR, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his birth; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages View more info

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SINGIN' AND SWINGIN' AND GETTIN' MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 12511


Slight wear to price clipped DJ; INSCRIBED (Joy! ) on front free endpaper of the third volume of the author's life story; 8vo; 269 pages View more info

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THE PROMISED LAND

By: Antin, Mary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 3407


Minute wear to extremities. Bookplate in fep. ; Autobiography of Ms. Antin, who grew up in Eastern Europe in the late 19th century, regarding the tribulations of her family; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 373 pages View more info

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TRELAWNY

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1940

Order Number: 11147


Wear & chipping & small open tears to DJ; The life of the noted adventurer, who, whilst sailing the Indian Ocean, battled pirates, captured a town in Madagascar, rescued the daughter of a sheik, married her, lost her to a nefarious poisoning scheme, met the authors Shelly and Byron, visited America where he 'bought' a slave in order to free him, and that's just Chapter One! ; 8vo; 379 pages View more info

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WHEN F.D.R. DIED

By: Asbell, Bernard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 10196


DJ spine sunned with small open tears ; INSCRIBED to Jac Holzman by the author on the front free endpaper; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 211 pages View more info

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WENDELL PHILLIPS

By: Austin, George Lowell

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, B. B. Russell & Company: 1884

Order Number: 11477


Wear to extremities. Title page slightly loose ; Biography of the noted abolitionist ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages View more info

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ENID BAGNOLD'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5393


Binding slightly loose; The noted playwright's story, in her own words; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 293 pages View more info

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TALKING TO MYSELF

By: Bailey, Pearl

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1971

Order Number: 15402


Wear and flap creasing to price clipped DJ; Nicely INSCRIBED ('Love/Pearl') on half title page with blue marker; 8vo; 233 pages View more info

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LIFE OF VICTOR HUGO

By: Barbou, M. Alfred

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes & Company: N.D.

Order Number: 5355


Spine label browned and a bit chipped. Minor rubbing to boards. Front hinge started; A very handsome copy with frontispiece and one photographure; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 447 pages View more info

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STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS Or, Forty Years' Recollections

By: Barnum, B. T.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Warren, Johnson & Co.: 1873

Order Number: 18087


Boards lightly worn and faded. A small hole to outer hinge. Endpapers a bit foxed. Former owner's writing to front free endpaper. Small wormholes to hinges ; The revised, enlarged and newly illustrated (early) version of Barnum's autobiography. Handsome boards with blindstamped linear decoration. ; 8vo; 847 pages View more info

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MEMORIES An Autobiography

By: Barrymore, Ethel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16407


Ex-NBC library with inkstamps to front endpaper, pg. 19, and contents page. Card pocket (with card) to rear endpaper; The memoirs of one of the grand ladies of the theatre ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 310 pages View more info

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THE WORCESTER ACCOUNT

By: Behrman, S. N.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 11854


Wear & small open tears to DJ; Account of author's boyhood in Worcester, Mass. ; 8vo; 239 pages View more info

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MILTON BERLE An Autobiography

By: Berle, Milton & Frankel, Haskel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15033


Light wear and browning to DJ; Candid life story of the comic. Stated first printing; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 337 pages View more info

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FREDERICK LOCKER-LAMPSON A Character Sketch with a Small Selection from Letters Addressed to Him and Bibliographical Notes on a Few of the Books Formerly in the Rowfant Library

By: Birrell, Augustine

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1920

Order Number: 7075


Nice contemporary bookplate; Scarce. With etched frontispiece ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 206 pages View more info

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ALMOST GOLDEN Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News

By: Blair, Gwenda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1988

Order Number: 17837


DJ price clipped. Pages a bit browned ; 8vo; 352 pages View more info

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MENCKEN

By: Bode, Carl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press: 1969

Order Number: 14981


Chipping & small open tears to price clipped DJ ; From boyhood in Baltimore to the Scopes trial to the founding of the American Mercury, if there was a great literary moment, Henry Louis Mencken was involved; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 452 pages View more info

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A FINAL ANTIDOTE From the Journals of Louise Bogan

By: Bogan, Louise

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Omaha, Cummington Press: 1991

Order Number: 9957


Page with etching a bit creased ; Limited edition # 220/220. Etching by Priscilla Steele; 8vo; 56 pages View more info

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RANDOM ACTS OF BADNESS My Story

By: Bonaduce, Danny

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15410


Slight dampstaining to DJ, not affecting boards or text; INSCRIBED by author, noted for co-starring in 70s sitcom The Partridge Family, to verso of half-title page ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 293 pages View more info

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LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

By: Boswell, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Encyclopedia Britannica: 1952

Order Number: 15098


Light fraying to top spine; Forty-fourth volume in a set of some of the greatest literary works ever written. What greater honor could a writer have than to have his name be synonymous with a genre? Does not every historical figure have his or her 'Boswell? ' ; Great Books of the Western World; Vol. 44; 8vo; 618 pages View more info

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HENRY VIII A Study of Power in Action

By: Bowle, John

Price: $12.99

Publisher: London, Dorset Press: 1990

Order Number: 16764


Wear and slight chipping to DJ; Most folks know about Henry VIII from his wives or from the Herman's Hermits song, but what was he like as a ruler? What was it like to govern England in the sixteenth century? Originally published 1964 ; 8vo; 316 pages View more info

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TIME PRESENT, TIME PAST

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 12513


INSCRIBED by the basketball star and presidential candidate to the title page; 8vo; 442 pages View more info