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Image for The Sanger Story; Being George Sanger Coleman's Story of His Life with His Grandfather "Lord" George Sanger

The Sanger Story; Being George Sanger Coleman's Story of His Life with His Grandfather "Lord" George Sanger

By: Lukens, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22533

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[a very nice copy, the only flaws of any note being a tiny bump in the bottom edge of the front board, and diagonal creasing to a few pages near the end of the book; the jacket is clean and fresh, and presents "as new"]. The subject of this memoir was an English circus proprietor and showman who ran various shows and circuses during the latter half of the 19th century, for many years in partnership with his brother John, and became something of a national instit... View more info

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The Emancipation of Angelina Grimké

By: Lumpkin, Katharine DePre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18510

ISBN: 0-8078-1232-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light soiling to bottom edge, a couple of diagonally-creased top page corners; jacket edgeworn, tiny tears at several corners, light soiling]. (frontispiece portraits) Biography of a 19th-century crusader who was a "driving force in the abolition [of slavery] movement before her marriage" (in 1838), and who later "came to be regarded as a foremost advocate of women's freedom." View more info

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If a Man Be Mad

By: Maine, Harold (pseud. for Walker Winslow)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17241

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy with moderate wear to top and bottom edges, offsetting to endpapers, ownership signature of writer Sanora Babb on ffep; jacket has some shallow chipping along top edge and at spine ends (no loss of text), one 2-inch closed tear at top of rear panel, a few other tiny tears]. Harrowing autobiographical narrative by an alcoholic whose "heavy drinking quickly dissolved into a hazy world of double scotches when he had money and rubbing alcohol when he didn't. ... View more info

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His Majesty, the Queen [The Frank Marino Story] [*SIGNED*]

By: Marino, Frank, with Steve & Cathy Marks

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ocala FL, MSW Publishing Co.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10187

ISBN: 0-9640903-4-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, as new, clean and unread; jacket shows mild surface-scratching, "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel, short diagonal crease at bottom corner of rear flap]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in wild, unreadable celebrity fashion on the ffep (not many copies escaped unsigned, I'm betting). Autobiography of, and extended commercial for, the self-proclaimed "World's Most Famous Female Impersonator!" A cover blurb by Joan ... View more info

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The Education of Carey McWilliams

By: McWilliams, Carey

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19228

ISBN: 0-671-22876-5

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, remainder stamp on bottom page edges, otherwise a solid and unmarked copy; jacket has one tiny nick at top edge of front panel, minor dog-earing at top edge of rear panel, slight fading at spine]. Memoir by the veteran journalist/author/lawyer, a significant figure in the Los Angeles cultural and political scene during the 1930s and 1940s, before moving to New York to work for The Nation (he served as its editor from 1955 to 1975). ... View more info

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Red Azalea [*SIGNED*]

By: Min, Anchee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21272

ISBN: 0-679-42332-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear, but with the front hinge just barely starting to split at the bottom; jacket shows slight handling wear, minor scuffing to rear panel]. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page; below her signature is what appears to be an undecipherable scrawl, although perhaps to the trained eye it means something. "The story of a young woman's emotional and political education in the last year's of Mao's China." Signed by Author View more info

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Hair on a Cue Ball: The Hair-raising Adventures of a Hollywood Writer

By: Monett, Negley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Exposition Press (A Banner Book): (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19166

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[bumped and slightly cracked at bottom corner of front cover, one-time owner's ink signature on ffep, otherwise tight and clean with no significant wear; jacket lightly edgeworn, small tear at top right-hand corner of front panel, small horizontal scrape on spine]. "The real, unvarnished facts, the revealing story about hair, presented authentically in a humorous autobiography [in which] facts are blended with fancy" -- one of the "fancies," perhaps, bei... View more info

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A Beautiful Mind

By: Nasar, Sylvia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15790

ISBN: 0-684-81906-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a very nice copy, slight bump to top of spine with resultant crimping of binding (not the sort of thing you'd even notice unless you took the jacket off and looked for it), no other significant wear; jacket shows only the slightest surface wear]. (B&W photographs) Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., "a mathematical genius whose brilliant career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was ... View more info

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Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey [*SIGNED*]

By: Nava, Julian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houston, Arte Publico Press: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21112

ISBN: 1-55885-364-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy with very slight wear at spine ends; jacket shows just a tiny bit of creasing and wear along top and bottom edges, minor puncture wound near bottom of rear hinge]. (Hispanic Civil Rights series) Series (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To _____________, / With my best wishes, / Julian Nava / May 30, '08." Memoir by "one of the most renowned and distinguished elder statesmen of the Hispanic community of ... View more info

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For the Prosecution: Miss Deputy D.A. [*SIGNED*]

By: Olender, Terrys T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, Chilton Company Book Division: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16493

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[ffep somewhat roughly cut out, but otherwise a good solid copy with a bit of wear at the corners, front corners lightly bumped; jacket also a bit worn at extremities, with a couple of unobtrusive closed tears, light scuffing to spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED in 1975 and SIGNED (first name only) on the half-title page by the author, who also has added "Miss Deputy D.A." below her signature. The author secured a spot on the staff of L.A. District Attorney B... View more info

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Page by Page [*SIGNED*]

By: Page, Ruth; edited and with an introduction by Andrew Mark Wentink

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brooklyn NY, Dance Horizons: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16566

ISBN: 0-87127-102-8

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice unworn copy, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has a few short closed tears and associated creasing, color-shifting to spine with a little bleed-over to front panel, shallow chip at top rear hinge]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED to actress Lois Nettleton "with my sincere admiration" and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Page was a dancer and choreographer who achieved great renown for her creation of ballets with uniquely American themes. Signed... View more info

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Einstein Lived Here

By: Pais, Abraham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford/New York, Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18027

ISBN: 0-19-853994-0

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful, as-new copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W photographs) An examination of Albert Einstein's life through the perspective of his status as an international celebrity, which was "largely the result of attention by the media, as the author has documented by delving in newspaper and magazine archives." View more info

Image for Viva Villa!: A Recovery of the Real Pancho Villa -- Peon...Bandit...Soldier...Patriot

Viva Villa!: A Recovery of the Real Pancho Villa -- Peon...Bandit...Soldier...Patriot

By: Pinchon, Edgcumb; assisted in research by Odo B. Stade

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1933)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18504

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid book, lightly shelfworn, gilt spine lettering rubbed but still readable]. (B&W photographs, endpaper maps) A biography of the Mexican bandit-revolutionary; source for the 1934 MGM film starring Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo and Fay Wray. View more info

Image for Where's the Rest of Me?: The Ronald Reagan Story

Where's the Rest of Me?: The Ronald Reagan Story

By: Reagan, Ronald, with Richard G. Hubler

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12678

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[solid clean copy, minor shelfwear, very light browning to page edges, small sticker shadow on ffep; jacket shows a little surface wear, minor wrinkling near bottom of front panel, diagonal crease at top front flap]. (B&W photographs) Self-serving political autobiography (although come to think of it, is there any other kind of political autobiography?), issued as part of the run-up to Reagan's successful 1966 run for Governor of California. The title derives from his m... View more info

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Alphonse Bertillon: Father of Scientific Detection

By: Rhodes, Henry T.F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Abelard-Schuman: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15710

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy with minimal shelfwear, light dust-soiling to top edge, tiny nick in cloth at front hinge; jacket a bit soiled, light wear along top edge, a couple of nicks in front hinge (one matching the nick to the book)]. (B&W plates) The first biography in English of the noted French policeman, who developed anthropometry, the first scientific method used by police for the identification of criminals. View more info

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Beatrice Cenci

By: Ricci, Corrado (translated from the Italian by Morris Bishop and Henry Longan Stuart)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Liveright Publishing Corporation: 1933 (c.1925)

Edition: 1st Black and Gold Edition

Seller ID: 16295

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[solid copy, very light spotting to covers, light shelfwear; jacket rubbed, edgeworn, small tears and minor paper loss at most corners, still quite presentable]. "The amazing story of one of the most tragic and one of the most lovely of Italian noble women of the sixteenth centur -- a century of cruel and vicious license. At the age of eighteen, Beatrice Cenci was imprisoned in a lonely castle by her father, and subjected to such treatment that she was led to procu... View more info

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George Mallory

By: Robertson, David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16027

ISBN: 0-571-08759-0

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[quite a decent copy, spine turned, some shelfwear to bottom edge, light soiling to page edges; jacket shows some surface wear, light soiling to rear panel, very minor chipping at base of spine]. (B&W photographs, maps) Biography of the great mountaineer and all-around swell fellow (and possible first-conqueror of Everest, although the question is still debated), written by his son-in-law, who had access to all the family papers, and was thus able to follow his life "... View more info

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Robert Benchley: His Life and Good Times

By: Rosmond, Babette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17676

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice tight clean copy, absolutely no wear to book at all; jacket is similarly nice, with just a touch of sun-browning to the spine and along the left-hand edge of the front panel, faint sticker shadow at upper right-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs, cartoons) Informal biography of the great wit and sometimes-actor. View more info

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Tales of 1,001 Iranian Days [*SIGNED*]

By: Sarkissian, Henry A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20695

ISBN: 0-533-04476-6

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[no discernible wear to book; rear panel of jacket a little scuffed and soiled, tiny nick at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on a blank page preceding the half-title page. Episodic memoir by "an Armenian-born man who has spent nearly his entire life in Iran," specifically Tehran. "Beginning in the 1920s with the Copperfield-like account of his birth, the author spans fifty years of Iranian history with his anecdotes and life story.&#... View more info

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The Mufti and the Fuehrer: The Rise and Fall of Haj Amin el-Husseini

By: Schechtman, Joseph B.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, Thomas Yoseloff: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14619

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, clean and tight, no discernible wear; jacket a tiny bit rubbed, minor wrinkling at bottom of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) The story of "perhaps the most spectacular political figure in the Middle East during the years between the First and Second World Wars" and "his unholy alliance with Nazism" and the Axis powers. View more info