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Unbowed: A Memoir.

By: Maathai, Wangari

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19463

ISBN: 0307263487

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 16 cm.; xvii - 314 pp. Beige paper over boards with azure cloth on spine with gilt lettering. Boldly signed in a black marker (first name only) by the author on the half title page with previous owner's name inscribed above by Wangari. Stated first edition on the copyright page. The board tail edges show the mildest of shelf wear and the unclipped dust jacket has a trace of shelf wear on the top edge.; Signed by Author View more info

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My Patients Were Zulus.

By: McCord, James B. with John Scott Douglas.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York., Rinehart & Company.: 1951

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26828

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; (6) - 308 pp. Black cloth over boards with copper gilt and red lettering on the spine. First publshed in 1946, this is a later printing. Black and white frontis photograph of Dr. McCord. Signed by the co-writer, John Scott Douglas, with a personal inscription on the front free end paper. The book shows mild wear to the spine tips and has a 'ding' in the tail edge of the front board. Sticker ghost on the top fore corner of the front free end paper. Ot... View more info

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La Vie Passionnée De Napoléon.

By: Merejkovsky, Dmitry.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Paris, France, Editions Seghers: 1960

Seller ID: 1891

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo 21 x 13.5 cm.; 413 pp. Plus 19 pages of notes. The text is in French, translated from the Russian by M. Dumesnil de Gramont. Light grey cloth over boards with green lettering on the spine and front board. Illustrated with several black and white reproductions. This is volume 28 in a collection of biographies issued by Seghers. DJ (in Brodart) is edge worn with small closed tears, chips and creases. View more info

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Mao Tse-Toung.

By: Migot, Andre.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Paris, France., Culture, Art. Loisirs. CAL.: 1965

Seller ID: 21818

Condition: Near Fine


12mo - 17.5 x 15.5 cm.; 309 pp. The text is in French. Pictorial cloth covers. Photographic end papers. White ribbon book mark set into the headband. Profusely illustrated. The head edge of the text block is lightly foxed, otherwise very clean and solid. View more info

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Autobiography.

By: Moltmann-Wendel, Elisabeth.

Price: $8.10

Publisher: London, UK., SCM Press: 1997

Seller ID: 3257

ISBN: 033402708X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; xix - 188 pp. One of the pioneer figures of feminist theology and wife of Jurgen Moltmann. She tells her own story of a childhood in Nazi Germany, her studies, marriage and the development of her own career. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Memoirs of My Dead Life: Volume X. The Carra Edition.

By: Moore, George.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York., Boni and Liveright.: 1923.

Seller ID: 21788

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 283 pp. Aqua blue papers over boards with an off white parchment on spine, black lettering on a paper label on the upper spine. Volume X of the Collected Works of George Moore in the Carra Edition, a subscription only edition of 1000 sets with 21 volumes in the set with only the first volume being numbered. Tissue, with caption, protected frontis reproduction "Homage to Manet". Small closed tear on the reverse of this page (half title p... View more info

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Tightrope Passage: Along the Refugee Route to Canada.

By: Moravec, Ivo.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart Ltd.: 1997

Seller ID: 4544

ISBN: 0771065000

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 243 pp. Beige paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Moravec's story of the flight with his family from Communist Czechoslovakia in 1983 plus some added tales of other refugees they met in the months they were housed in a rundown hotel in Vienna. ". . . filled with keen intelligence, unforgettable characters, and a buoyant sense of fun . . ." Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine. View more info

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Life in Retrospect.

By: Nucker, Katy Moore.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Vantage Press.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4467

ISBN: 533049245

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; vii - 211 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Starts with some brief genealogical information about the Moores and the Nuckers and then relates her life of travel as she and husband, Delmas, travel first to China as members of the UN Rehabilitat ion and Reconstruction Administration then to Alaska, the South Pacific and Afghanistan. Signed on the title page by the author. Some slight shelf wear and a hint of foxing on the text block edges. ... View more info

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The Lindberghs: The Story of a Distinguished Family. (Prospectus, Salesman's Dummy).

By: O'Brien, P. J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., Universal Book and Bible House: 1935

Seller ID: 20249

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; Red cloth over boards with black lettering and line decorations on the front and back boards. An assortment of pages excerpted from the larger book with 32 pages of black and white photographs including the frontis. Nine pages at the back comprising the salesman's "talking" sheet for the larger book and order records, all blank. The externals show mild wear with some spotting on the back. The end papers are slightly tanned, otherwise a clean ... View more info

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Off the Beat.

By: O'Toole, Maureen.

Price: $7.65

Publisher: London, UK., Hodder & Stoughton.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037

ISBN: 0340128976

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 126 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. The story of a London call-girl who reformed through the love and care of others. Fore edges of both boards have a slight bump near the bottom. The dust jacket (unclipped and in Brodart) shows minor edge wear - small chips. View more info

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The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies. A Memoir of Hungary.

By: Porter, Anna.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18341

ISBN: 0385259565

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; viii - 324 pp. Blue paper over boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. Porter recounts the stories learned from her grandfather , Vilmos Racz known affectionately as Vili, told to her while she was growing up in Budapest during the 1950's and 40's. View more info

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A Man of the Thirties.

By: Rowse, A. L. (Alfred Leslie Rowse).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, UK., Weidenfeld and Nicolson.: 1979

Seller ID: 18298

ISBN: 0297776665

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 215 pp. A prolific writer, Rowse (1903-1997), was best known as a Cornish historian and Poet and a Shakespearean scholar. This is his life in the 1930s, based on his diaries and journals - a Marxist, a Labour Party candidate, a friend of Adam von Trott who became a famous figure of the German Resistance, among other events and people. Index. Text is tight and clean. Dust jacket has minor general wear. View more info

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The Beeton Story.

By: Spain, Nancy.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK., Ward, Lock & Company.: 1956

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 26729

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 15.5 cm.; 190 - pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. First published in 1948 as "Mrs. Beeton and Her Husband" by Collins. Illustrated with 7 black and white plates one of which is the frontis illustration. Four page index at the back. The book shows minor wear to the spine tips an dth etext block edges are a tad darkened, otherwis every clean and tight. The clipped dust jacket is worn on the spine tips and the head edge with a closed tea... View more info

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Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest with Anecdotes of Their Courts (12 Volumes)

By: Strickland, Agnes

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London, England, Henry Colburn:

Seller ID: 19986

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; Half bound in polished green leather with a delicate tooling on the leather edges. Heavily gilded 6 panel spines with raised bands. Panels 2 and 3 are dyed red with title and volume number on them. Marbled paper on boards with same paper used for end papers. All text block edges are marbled with same pattern and then polished. Volumes I through VI are dated 1844, Volume VII & VIII are dated 1845, Volume IX dated 1846, Volume X and XI are dated 1847 an... View more info

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Prison Is My Parish: The Story of Park Tucker as Told to George Burnham.

By: Tucker, Park. (with George Burnham).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Westwood, New Jersey., Fleming H. Revell.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26807

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


191 pp. Black cloth over boards with yellow lettering on the spine. The text block head edge is stained red as issued. Introduction by James V. Bennett, the Director of the US Bureau of Prisons. Boldly signed by Chaplain Tucker on the front free end paper. He was the chaplain at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary which housed 2,500 inmates. Church attendance was greater inside the prison than ouside due to Chalpain Tucker's ministry. The book shows mild wear to the board c... View more info

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Dmytro Antonovych / Valentina Radzimovsky / M. I. Tuhan-Baranowsky: His Contribution to Science and Community.

By: V. Mijakovskyj, Ivan Rozhin, Andrij Kachor.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences: 1967, 1968, 1969

Seller ID: 13862

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 16 cm.; Three center-stapled booklets from the Ukrainian Scholars series, nos. 14, 15, 16. All have an English title page as well as Ukrainian title page, text is in Ukrainian. 48 pp., 48 pp., 26 pp. Photos. Card stock covers of three booklets are glued together near the spine creating an unseparable set. Usual library markings, light soiling on covers, light edgewear. ; Ex-Library View more info

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My Mother Olga Viola: A Life Lived to the Fullest.

By: Weigl, Rosa.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: 2008

Seller ID: 29195

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 224 pp. Full colour pictorial paper over boards. No publisher given. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Translated from the German "Mutter Olga Viola: Ein erfulltes Leben" by Wolfgang Trautmann. From the back cover: "Mother Olga Viola (1906-1997) grew up as an orphan. After her marriage, she lived as a mountain farmer's wife in the Moll valley in Carinthia. She was the mother of twelve children whom she raised fit for life."... View more info

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Lenin: The Man and His Works.

By: Williams, Albert Rhys with Col. Raymond Robins and Arthur Ransome.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scott and Seltzer.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18820

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 202 pp. Aqua coloured cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Williams contributes an introduction and a biographical sketch along with his recollections "Ten Months with Lenin". Robins contribution is "Impressions, as Told to William Hard". Ransome writes of his conversations with Lenin, "Lenin in 1919" . Following that is a collection of four conservative opinions from newspapers and prominent persons of the time,... View more info

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The Whip My Homecoming.

By: Wlossak, Traudie Muller. (as told to Margaret Farnan).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australia., Golden Leaf Publishers.: 1986

Seller ID: 26889

ISBN: 0940715018

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18.5 x 11.5 cm.; viii - 320 pp. First published in 1982, this is the second printing. Illistrated with 1 two page map, 2 reproduced documents and 10 black and white photographs. The wrap around cover art is by the author. The true story of one woman's eventual escape from post war eastern Europe with her two young children. The covers show mild shelf wear and the spine has a reading crease. View more info

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Aftershock, The Story of a Psychotic Episode.

By: Wolfe, Ellen.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York., G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1258

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 216 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Spine is faded and text edges are dust soiled. The cloth (being black) shows some fading near edges with a small white spot on lower left on the front. DJ (in Brodart cover) is edge worn with some surface chips on back top edge and a 'crumple' on the front lower fore edge corner. Subtitled on DJ as "A Woman's Deeply Moving Struggle to Return to Life After a Mental Breakdown". View more info