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Edith Wharton - Pamphlets on American Writers #12, Auchincloss, Louis
1 Auchincloss, Louis Edith Wharton - Pamphlets on American Writers #12
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1961 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1961 First Edition, 1st printing. Measures 8" x 5-1/2" wide. Stiff stapled wrapper softcover. 46 pp. Title #12 of this long published University of Minnesota literary publication. American literary biography on Edith Wharton. Good condition with flaws noted: Previous owner's label on inside front cover. Light wear to edge of outer spine. Not ex-library; staple binding sound - copy tight and complete. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Churchill, Winston
2 Churchill, Winston Blood, Sweat, and Tears
New York G. P. Putnam 1941 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: G.P. Putnam, 1941, 1st Edition. Black cloth hardcover with red ribbon block with silver title. Measures 6" x 8-5/8" tall. 462 pp. with contents listing and index. No mention of war rationing for paper, so published before December. Speeches made by Winston Churchill from May 5, 1938 to November 9, 1940, compiled by Winston's son, Randolph S. Churchill. All speeches are related to WWII, whether before war was declared, or during - with tragedies and triumphs. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Bottom edge light moisture staining to first x pages (up to beginning of book). Corners lightly bumped, Head and tail of spine rubbed. Previous owner made one note on back end paper, and marks on 4 additional pages internally, else interior contents clean and very tight. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, Duyckinck, Evert A.
3 Duyckinck, Evert A. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans
New York Johnson, Fry & Co. 1862 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 Chappel, Alonzo 
New York: Johnson, Fry & Company, 1862; two volumes, 616 pages & 598 pages respectively, quarter leather with marbled boards, five raised spine bands as well as gilt spine lettering, 4to (9" x 11"). All edges marbled. Two Volume Quarto Set of National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including (152 Illustrations of) Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc., Etc., from Original Full Length Paintings by Alonzo Chappel with Biographical and Historical Narratives, by Evert A. Duyckinck. The set presented here is in about good condition, with conditions noted: some noticeable wear to the leather on both volumes, especially on raised bands and bumped corners, and mild rubbing to the boards of each as well. Volume one's spine is torn between the first and third band, 3/4 the way through, from back to front, and near the fifth band, 1/2 way through. Chipped and frayed leather on spine's head and tail. Front covers detached on both volumes, but present. (Reattaching would be simple, as the joints (where the cover meets the spine) still have a tight fit.) The binding is tight on each volume, with minimal off-setting of the engravings, confined mostly to the protective tissue adjacent to each illustration. Maybe 40% of illustrations have protective tissue - other 60% are missing their tissue. Illustrated frontispiece of Washington and endpaper (Vol 1) torn through top 1/4 and parts missing. Also corner damp staining to first 20 pages of volume one. Overall, the text shows scattered foxing in small areas, but is overall very clean. This set of National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans is a real feast for both the mind and the eye for any fan and/or collector of American history. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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The Art of Seeing, Huxley, Aldous
4 Huxley, Aldous The Art of Seeing
New York Harper & Bros. 1942 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1942. Stated first edition (G-E). Red cloth hardcover with tan cloth spine. White/cream colored dust jacket. Book measures 5-3/4" x 8-3/8" tall. 273 pp. A victim in youth of near-blindness, Huxley tells how he achieved his vision back - a rediscovery of the basic rules of vision. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Book corners slightly bumped; light staining to inner end papers. Interior contents clean and tight. Dust jacket in good condition with flaws noted: Clipped dust jacket is chipped along top and bottom edges. 2" corner chip removed from front cover. Red moisture staining to inside front and back covers - light moisture staining on front and back covers. Book overall clean and tight in a complete binding. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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T. E. Lawrence LETTERS TO E.T. LEEDS Wilson  SIGNED #47/750, Jeremy Wilson
5 Jeremy Wilson T. E. Lawrence LETTERS TO E.T. LEEDS Wilson SIGNED #47/750
Gloucestershire Whittington Press 1988 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 Signed by Author(s)
T. E. LAWRENCE: LETTERS TO E. T. LEEDS [SIGNED /NUMBERED BY BY EDITOR] EDITED BY JEREMY WILSON Contents: Includes 53 letters written between 1909 and 1935 by Lawrence to Leeds, who worked at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford for many years. Most of the letters originated at the Carchemish archaeological digs where Lawrence worked between 1911 and 1914. SIGNED by editor Jeremy Wilson, limited edition #47/750. Also comes with hand-written letter from Wilson to original collector. Book Description: Gloucestershire: Whittington Press. 1988 Limited/Numbered edition hand numbered #47/750. Fine Hardcover. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. First Edition/Limited Edition. Slipcased. Hardcover; small folio; quarter cloth spine and paper over boards; gilt spine titles; 140 pp.; b/w photographic frontispiece; illustrated with line drawings by Richard Kennedy and 23 b/w photographs in rear section. Condition: Overall, book in fine condition. Outer slipcase in fine condition. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owner. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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Cats and Landladies' Husbands : T. E. LAWRENCE in Bridlington 1/350, Lawrence, T. E. [Richard Knowles]
6 Lawrence, T. E. [Richard Knowles] Cats and Landladies' Husbands : T. E. LAWRENCE in Bridlington 1/350
Denby Dale Fleece Press 1995 0948375469 / 9780948375460 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
CATS AND LANDLADIES' HUSBANDS: T. E. LAWRENCE IN BRIDLINGTON Contents: An account of T. E. Lawrence's time when posted as an aircraftman to Bridlington from November 1934 to February 1935, relating some detail to Lawrence's daily life while testing armored target boats. Newly printed from a previously unpublished text, with introduction notes from previously unpublished letters. Book Description: Denby Dale: Fleece Press. 1995 Limited/unnumbered edition of 350. Fine Hardcover. Measures 10-3/4" x 6-1/2" wide. First Edition/Limited Edition. Hardcover; 47 pp. composed in 11 pt. Caslon, and printed letterpress in two colors on Zerkall paper. Illustrated with 14 tipped-in photographs - some previously unpublished. b/w photographic frontispiece. Introduced by Richard Knowles, FSA, with a note by Phil Clabburn. Designed and printed by Simon Lawrence at his Fleece Press, Denby Dale. A matching volume to the scarce Fleece Press' "Sayings and Doings of T E Lawrence". An interesting account of Lawrence of Arabia's time in Yorkshire - (also available for sale at this time by us). Condition: Overall, book in fine condition. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owner. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Insull [Samuel Insull / Citizen Kane], McDonald, Forrest
7 McDonald, Forrest Insull [Samuel Insull / Citizen Kane]
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962. First edition. Brown cloth hardcover with blind stamped design on front cover, with black cloth spine and gilt title. 349 pp. with index. Illustrated with 70+ photographs. Biography of Samuel Insull, the Chicago Utility Investor credited with wiping out the life savings of 600,000 shareholders, and leading to the enactment of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935. Insull controlled an empire of $500 million with only $27 million in equity. Orson Welles' masterpiece CITIZEN KANE is in part based on the life of Samuel Insull & his wife. Book in fine condition with flaws noted: Book corners slightly bumped. No dustjacket present, else fine and tight in a clean and complete binding. 
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The Far Side of Paradise - A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mizener, Arthur
8 Mizener, Arthur The Far Side of Paradise - A Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1951 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1951. First Edition. Aqua green cloth hardcover with gilt title on front cover and spine. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" tall. 362 pp. An acclaimed biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald (and Zelda) by biographer Arthur Mizener, written while at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Contains black & white photograph illustrations throughout Scott's life, as well as the author's indexed notes and references, a full index, and a precursor author's bibliography of all of Fitzgerald's work (a precursor to the best bibliography, Matthew Bruccoli's revised work from 1987. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Moisture staining present throughout random pages within book, including the edges of most to all photos and endpapers. Frontispiece photo of author shows the worst example of staining present in book. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Phebe Hanaford Daughters of America - or Women of the Century
Augusta, ME True And Company 1883 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Contents: A comprehensive biography of famous women in history, with an emphasis leading up to the 1880's (at time of publication). See the entire list below. Book Description: True And Company, Augusta, ME, 1883 Illustrated with 33 Illustrations (Portraits), plus Chapter Headpiece Designs. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Glossy dust jacket in clean condition. Previous collector has some highlighting to pages. Previous collector's name plate on inner front cover. Not ex-library or book club edition. The Contents includes: I. Preliminary Chapter: A History of the Role of Women; Women of Israel; Roman Matrons; Women in Greece and Sparta; Women and the advent of Christianity; Women in Asia , Africa , etc.; Pocahontas; Pilgrim Mothers; Colonial Women; Phillis Wheatley; Hannah Duston; Mercy Warren; Mary Washington. II. Women of the American Revolution: Declaration of Independence, How and when made first by a woman , Abigail Adams; A Philadelphia woman's letter; Heroism of Schoharie Women; Deborah Franklin; Elizabeth , Grace and Rachel Martin; Deborah Samson; Mother Bailey; Anne Fitzhugh; Moll Pitcher; The Women's League; Esther Reed; Lydia Darrah; Groton Women, Etc. III. Wives of the Presidents: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson, Dolly P. Madison, Mrs. Monroe, Louisa Catherine Adams, Rachel Jackson, Hannah Van Buren, Anna Harrison, Letitia Christian Tyler, Julia Gardner Tyler, Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, Abigail Fillmore, Jane Appleton Pierce, Mary Todd Lincoln, Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant. Lucy W Hayes, Lucretia R Garfield, Ella L. Arthur. IV. Women Leaders in Society: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Mrs. Donelson, Mrs. Andrew Jackson Jr., Angelica Van Buren, Abigail Fillmore, Harriet Lane, Martha Patterson, Mary Stover, Sarah Livingston Jay, Elizabeth Temple Winthrop, Mercy Warren. Hannah Winthrop, Etc. V. Philanthropic Women: Susan Huntington, Margaret Prior, Mary Ledyard, Kate Moore, Ida Lewis Father Taylor's widowed friend, Sarah Hoffman, Isabella Graham, Sophia C Hoffman, Lydia Maria Child, Maria Chapman and other anti slavery women, Charity Rodman, Dorothea L Dix, Mary Ledyard, Clara Barton Etc. VI. Women During the Civil War: Women of the Sanitary Commission, Women of the Christian Commission, Women Soldiers, Women Nurses, Women Teachers among the Freedmen (freed slaves)., Heroic Women - both North and South. VII. Literary Women: Hannah Adams, Catherine M. Sedgwick, Catherine E. Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Margaret Fuller D'Ossoli, Adeline D. T. Whitney, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Dana Gage, Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Louisa May Alcott, Catherine M. Sedgewick, Etc. VIII. Women Poets: Julia Ward Howe. Lydia H. Sigourney, Elizabeth Akers Allen, Lucy Larcom Alice and Phebe Carey, Frances B. Osgood, Caroline A. Mason, Celia Thaxter & Etc. IX. Women Scientists: Maria Mitchell, Grace Anna Lewis, Sarah Hackett Stevenson, Ann Maria Redfield, Lydia F Fowler, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, and others. X. Women Artists: Harriet Hosmer, Emma Stebbins, Eliza Greatorex, Lily M Spencer, Margaret Foley, May Alcott, Emily Sartain, Mary B. Mellen , and others. Including many more chapters with dozens more listings: XI. Women Lecturers; XII. Women Reformers; XIII. Women Preachers; XIV. Women Missionaries; XV. Women Educators; XVI. Women Physicians; XVII. Women as Readers, Actors and Singers; XVIII. Women in Business; XIX. Women of Faith; XX. Women Inventors; XXI. Women Lawyers; XXII. Women Journalists; XXIII. Women Printers; XXIV. Women Librarians; XXV. Women Agriculturists; XXVI. Women Historians; XXVII. Women Travelers; 
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T. E. LAWRENCE -  AN ARAB VIEW 1st Edition, Suleiman Mousa
10 Suleiman Mousa T. E. LAWRENCE - AN ARAB VIEW 1st Edition
London Oxford University Press 1966 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
T.E. LAWRENCE AN ARAB VIEW by Suleiman Mousa Contents: A look at T.E. Lawrence's role in the Arab Revolt, but from an Arab's perspective. The author felt that all books previously written on Lawrence exaggerated his part in the Arab revolt and failed to do justice to the Arabs themselves. Lawrence's brother, A. W. Larence wrote comments at the end of the book. Book Description: London: Oxford University Press, 1966. 1st US edition in original dust jacket. Decorative yellow cloth hardcover. Measures 8-3/4" x 5-3/4" wide. 301 pp. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Previous owner's label removed from ffep, showing another owner's stamp below. Non-price clipped dust jacket now has clear dj cover. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owner. 
Price: 54.99 USD
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A Child's Christmas in Wales, Thomas, Dylan
11 Thomas, Dylan A Child's Christmas in Wales
New York New Directions 1959 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 24mo - over 5 - 5 Ellen Raskin 
New York: New Directions, 1959. 12th stated printing. Original light blue wood engraved soft cover wraps. Non-price clipped. Illustrated with woodcuts by Ellen Raskin. Unpaginated. Includes original light blue envelope the softcover book came in. Measures 5-1/4" tall x 5-3/4" wide. A humorous, sad, magical account of Dylan Thomas' own childhood and of a Christmas day in a small Welsh town that has become a modern classic. In its original wraps, including original matching light blue envelope. Book in fine condition with flaws noted: Original paper wraps in wonderful condition, with no flaws to note. Not ex-library. No internal tears, writing, marks, etc. Original envelope shows signs of wear, slightly soiled, and back flap has glued down-tear where envelope was opened. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Thomas, Dylan
12 Thomas, Dylan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
New York New Directions 1955 2nd Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: New Directions Paperbook, 1955. New Directions Paperbook #55. Pictorial paperback in no dust jacket. Book measures 4-1/4" x 7" tall. 160 pp. Paperback second edition printing of autobiographical short stories of Dylan Thomas. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Spine and covers show wear and creasing; previous owner's name on inside front cover in pen. Interior contents tight and complete, with no writing, tears or marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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338171, TE Lawrence of Arabia  [T.E. LAWRENCE] 1st Edition, Victoria Ocampo
13 Victoria Ocampo 338171, TE Lawrence of Arabia [T.E. LAWRENCE] 1st Edition
New York E. P. Dutton 1963 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
338171, TE Lawrence of Arabia - by Victoria Ocampo Contents: Unbiased, outstandingly convincing assessment of T.E. Lawrence's character, rated by his brother as the most profound and best-balanced of all portraits. Book Description: New York: E. P. Dutton, 1963. 1st American edition in original dust jacket. Decorative orange cloth hardcover. Measures 7-5/8" x 5-1/4" wide. 128 pp. Condition: Overall, book in very good condition. Dust jacket has been permanently sealed in a clear dust jacket cover, which has kept it in very clean and in un-worn condition. Includes 4 pages of pictures removed from another book. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owner. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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