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Spoke, A Biography of Tris Speaker

By: Alexander, Charles C.

Price: $17.60

Publisher: Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press.: 2007

Seller ID: 20110

ISBN: 0870745174

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xxi - 360 pp. Endnotes, bibliography, index. Renowned baseball historian Alexander has chronicled the twenty-two career of arguably the greatest centerfielder in baseball's history. One corner bumped; a new, unread copy. View more info

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Out of Romania.

By: Antal, Dan.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: London, UK., Faber and Faber Ltd.: 1995

Seller ID: 9047

ISBN: 0571172210

Condition: Very Good+


12mo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; 226 pp. First published in hardcover in 1994 with the soft cover published in 1995. One man's autobiographical story of his struggle to leave Romania during the fall of the old order and the rise of the new. Very minor soiling and shelf wear on the covers, otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info

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Accent on Life.

By: Armitage, Merle.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ames, Iowa., Iowa State University Press.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21540

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 386 pp. Black cloth over boards with red and white lettering on spine, blind stamped MA monogram on front. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs.Signed and inscribed on the verso of the front free end paper as follows: " For dear Frances who reaches for the stars! Warmly - Merle Armitage 1973". Frances is Frances Rich, a sculptor of some renown from the midwest and the daughter of Irene Rich of Hollywood fame. Loosely laid in are small reproductions of two black and white drawings by Armitage, Snow Deer and the second untitled with a male danc... View more info

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The Remaking of an American.

By: Banks, Elizabeth.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York., Doubleday, Doran & Company.: 1928

Seller ID: 22699

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15.5 cm.; [10] - 297 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind ruled borders on front board. An autobiographical 'apologetic' by Banks (1865-1938). Elizabeth, though born in the USA, spent the majority of her life in England where she worked as a journalist and author while residing at 17 Downing Street and needless to say, some one who lived at that address also moved in the society that frequented the street. She also wrote under the pseudonums of Enid and Mary Mortimer Maxwell. The book, "The Remaking of an American", is divided into three signif... View more info

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Life Stories.

By: Barker, A. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, UK., Hogarth Press.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26839

ISBN: 0701205385

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; 319 pp. Aqua-marine blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Sixteen stories, all of an autobiographical nature some of which had been previously published in various forms. The book shows only very mild wear to the spine tips while the clipped dust jacket shows mild wear to the head edge. View more info

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Reed City Boy.

By: Bazzett, Timothy James.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Reed City, Michigan., Rathole Books.: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22609

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; v - 199 pp. Full colour photographic covers and illustrated with many black and white photographs throughout the text. The memoirs of growing up Catholic in central Michigan. Signed with an inscription to his sister by the author on the dedication page. Minor shelf wear to the covers, otherwise clean and sound.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Story of Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (Salesman's or Publisher's Dummy)

By: Beamish, Richard J.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, John C. Winston Company Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 20250

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; A salesman's or publisher's dummy. Blue cloth with gilt / black lettering and decorations on front and back boards. The sporadic pagination ends with p. 283 and there can't be more than 80 to 100 (320+ in regular printing) pages bound into the book. 30 (32 in regular printing) b/w plates are included. Last page before the back free end paper is an advert for the real item. It would appear that the original title did not have the word "Boy's" in the it. The 1st edition as printed was entitled "The Boy's Story of Lindbergh .....".; Salesman's Dummy View more info

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Edward III: Monarch of Chivalry.

By: Bevan, Bryan.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Rubicon Press.: 1992

Seller ID: 28237

ISBN: 0948695277

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; vi - 162 pp. Illustrated with 6 pages of black and white plates. From the back cover: "His glorious reign of fifty years saw the development of parliament, the flowering of English literature and architecture, the prosperity of the cloth trade, and not the least the growing feeling among the English of a sense of nationhood." Seven pages of notes, a 2 page bibliography and a 4 page index. Minor shelf wear to the covers, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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My Friend Upstairs.

By: Black, Kay

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Cumberland, Ontario, Cumberland Communication Concepts.: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19063

ISBN: 0969935404

Condition: Very Good


21.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 156 pp. A collection of thoughts and memories, along with a few photos, of the author, a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Cumberland, Ontario. Bound with plastic coil, inscribed by author on title page. A clean copy. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Making of a Jew.

By: Bronfman, Edgar M.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: New York., G. P. Putnam's Sons.: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32358

ISBN: 0399142207

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiv - 226 pp. Green paper over boards with purple paper and gilt lettering on the spine, gilt "EMB" monogram on the front board. A first printing of the first edition from the copyright page. Minor wear to the spine tail, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket has a faded spine and minor wear to the spine tips. View more info

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Edna Manley, The Private Years 1900 - 1938

By: Brown, Wayne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Andre Deutsch.: 1975

Seller ID: 25180

ISBN: 0233967311

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 264 pp. Edna Manley (1900-1987) was a fine sculptress, wife of Jamaica's first Prime Minister, Norman Manley, and mother of Michael, also a Prime Minister. This biography focuses primarily on her life and contribution to the cultural life of Jamaica. She gave the author, Wayne Brown, himself a Tinidadian poet, access to all her papers as he wrote this account. Photos mainly of her work, bibliography, index. Blue paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. A clean, tight volume with only a bit of staining on text block fore-edge. Dust jacket has a bit of minor edgewea... View more info

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Joe O'Malley and Us: A Powerful Biography in Celebration of the Canadian American Irish Family.

By: Callander, Imogene Ann.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mullett Lake, Michigan., Straw Hat Publishing.: 1996

Seller ID: 22533

ISBN: 0964886707

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xviii - 182 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed by the author with a warm inscription to Father O'Malley on the first page. View more info

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The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu. (the significant chapters and supporting selections).

By: Cardinal Richelieu. (Armand Jean du Plessis).

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin., The University of Wisconsin Press.: 1978

Seller ID: 31794

ISBN: 0299024245

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 128 pp. First published in 1961, this is the fifth printing. Translated from the French by Henry Bertram Hill. Footnoted throughout with bibliographical references. Very minor wear to the covers, bit of soiling on the lower fore edge of the text block. Otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton.

By: Chedzoy, Alan.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: London, UK., Allison & Busby.: 1992

Seller ID: 23712

ISBN: 0749001666

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 312 pp. Illustrated with eight black and white plates. The story of a woman accused of adultery with the then Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and her resulting fight to establish a woman's rights with regards their children and property. Minor shelf wear to the covers, black remainder dot on the tail edge of the text block, otherwise very clean and tight.; Remainder View more info

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My 3 Years Inside Russia.

By: Comrade X and Ken Anderson.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan., Zondervan Publishing House.: 1961

Seller ID: 30322

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 117 pp. First published in 1958, this is the third printing. Anderson wrote this "based on the true story of a German soldier, taken prisoner after World War II by the Russians, and banished to Siberia." The soldier was very much sustained by his Christian faith. Boards are worn somewhat on edges, otherwise, a clean and sturdy copy. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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Beau Nash: Monarch of Bath and Tunbridge Wells.

By: Connely, Willard.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Werner Laurie: 1955

Seller ID: 17445

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; viii - 184 pp. red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on a blue spine panel. Illustrated with 13 black and white plates one of which is the frontis. The remaining 12 plates are printed on both sides of a coated paper. Beau Nash was a one-time Master of Ceremonies at the spa in Bath and concurrently at the more provincial resort located in Tunbridge Wells. Beau Nash has been called by some the most picturesque dandy of the age. Connely writes from the viewpoint of one who is very familiar with Bath and the enourage of those who went there "to take the cure". The ... View more info

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Beneath the Banner: Being Narratives of Noble Deeds and Brave Lives.

By: Cross, F. J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK., Cassell and Company.: 1895

Seller ID: 26845

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; viii - 244 - (16) pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and with blind stamped decoration on the spine and both boards. All text block edges are gilt as issued. First published in 1894, this is the second edition. Illustrated with many black and white engravings, head pieces, tail pieces and full page. Thirty-nine narratives in all from common working folk to world famous explorers. The externals show mild wear with lightly bumped board corners and spine tips. The gilt lettering on the spine is a trifle faded, otherwise all gilding... View more info

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Lilies Amongst Thorns: Chinese Christians Tell Their Story Through Blood and Tears.

By: Danyun.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Tonbridge, UK., Sovereign World.: 1991

Seller ID: 30266

ISBN: 1852400951

Condition: Near Fine


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 352 pp. Translated from the Chinese by Brother Dennis. Foreword by Marilyn Hickey. Very minor wear to the fore corners of the covers, otherwise an as-new and unused book. View more info

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Emily Hickey; Poet, Essayist - Pilgrim, A Memoir.

By: Dinnis, Enid.

Price: $67.50

Publisher: London, UK., Harding & More.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31274

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 126 pp. Light blue paper over boards with beige cloth on the spine and a brown lettered paste-on paper label at the head of the spine. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies this copy is not numbered. Sepia toned frontis photograph of Emily Hickey. Enid Dinnis' introduction and essay on Emily run up to page 60, then followed by Emily's "Pilgrim Songs" and "Sabbath Songs". The text is printed on a cream toned woven paper with the the fore and tail edges of the tetx block being left untrimmed. Many of the fore edges of the pages are unopened. The fore corners and spine ... View more info

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Spy-Jacked! A Tale of Spain.

By: Dowden, Mavis Bacca

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Pulborough, UK, SMH Publishing.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21000

ISBN: 951261924

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; [4] - 261 - [1] pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Dowden left Italy at the onset of the second world war and settled in Spain living in a convent. She became involved with the resistance in Barcelona and rescued prisoners who fled France over the Pyrenees into Spain. Arrested for espionage, she was imprisoned. Illustrated with five pages of black and white photographs, one of which is a frontis portrait. The publisher's name has been covered with a distributor's label on both the title page and the copyright page. Signed with an inscription by the a... View more info