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WILLIAM ALLINGHAM - A Diary

By: Allingham, H. ; D. Radford

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39758

Condition: Very Good


x, 404 pages; Former owner's name on ffep and a few lines in pencil quoting Allingham's poem "The Fairies", otherwise clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. Upper corners rounded, portrait frontispiece. William Allingham, a writer and poet born in Donegal, Ireland, became sub-editor of Frazer's Magazine in 1870. In early 1874 he assumed the position of editor from Froude, and later that year married Helen Patterson, the watercolour painter. Allingham was a close friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who contributed to the illustration of ... View more info

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Aaron Benedict: A Memorial

By: Anderson, Joseph

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Waterbury, Connecticut, Press of the American Print. Co.: 1873

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40704

Condition: Very Good


58 pages; Publisher's brown cloth, with covers divided by rules in black and with the title: "BENEDICT" in black against an industrial-shaped gilt lozenge device, chocolate brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor toning and spotting to the edges of the covers, a small chip of brown cloth is missing at the foot of the spine, and there is moderate foxing to the title page and engraved frontispiece. The latter is a portrait (with facsimile signature) depicting the subject: Aaron Benedict [1785-1873], an important industrialist and businessman from Waterbury, Connecticut. There are two or... View more info

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High on the Wild with Hemingway A Pictorial Recollection

By: Arnold, Lloyd R. ; [ Ernest Hemingway ]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Caldwell, Caxton Printers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41825

ISBN: 1122326289

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


343 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding with pictorial endpapers in bright fresh dustjacket (red NOT faded). A pictorial recollection of "Papa" Hemingway by a close friend and photographer. Spans the years from 1939 to 1961, highlighting Hemingway's time in Idaho. Lloyd "Pappy" Arnold was Sun Valley Resort's first official photographer. Averell Harriman, of the Union Pacific which owned the resort, lured Ernest Hemingway and his soon to be third wife Martha Gellhorn to visit Sun Valley in September 1939. "Pappy" Arnold was assigned to accompany Hemingway o... View more info

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The Vicar of Morwenstow A Life of Robert Stephen Hawker, M.A.

By: Baring-Gould, Sabine

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Thomas Whittaker: 1884

Edition: Later

Seller ID: 42270

Condition: Very Good


312 pages; A two page magazine story about the Vicar and a photograph of him are tipped in to the front endpapers of the book, also a note: "Rebound - September 1942" otherwise clean and secure in blue cloth binding with gilt-lettered, black leather title label at spine. Portrait frontispiece of Robert Stephen Hawker from a photograph by H. Thorn. No date printed, but sometime between 1879 and 1885. Robert Stephen Hawker (1803–1875), also known as The Hawkar Barazni, Anglican priest, poet, antiquarian of Cornwall and reputed eccentric. He is best known as the writer of "The Song... View more info

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WITNESS - The Story of a Search

By: Bennett, J. G.

Price: $134.94

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42272

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


379 pages; Clean and secure in orginal binding in very good dustjacket with minor wear at head of spine and extremities. John Godolphin Bennett (1897 – 1974) was a British mathematician, scientist, technologist, industrial research director, and author. He is best known for his books on psychology and spirituality, particularly on the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff. Bennett met Gurdjieff in Istanbul in October 1920 and later helped to co-ordinate the work of Gurdjieff in England after the guru had moved to Paris. He also was active in starting the British section of the Subud movement, and co... View more info

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MR. JUSTICE AND MRS. BLACK - The Memoirs of Hugo L. Black and Elizabeth Black

By: Black, Hugo L. and Elizabeth ; [Mrs. Justice Potter Stewart's copy]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39378

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; Inscribed and signed on ffep by Elizabeth Black, Mrs. Hugo L. Black to her good friend and fellow wife of a Supreme Court justice Andy Stewart, Mrs. Potter Stewart. The inscription reads as follows: "For Andy Stewart / And in loving/ memory of Potter, who / served on the Court / with Hugo for many / years. / With my love and / good wishes. / Elizabeth / February 27, 1986 / (Hugo's 100th birth anniversary)" Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in very good dustjacket. "These memoirs put into moving personal context many of the great legal decisions of rec... View more info

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Erzählung eines Lebens

By: Blei, Franz

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Paul List Verlag: 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38492

Condition: Very Good-


496 & [2] pages; Publisher's pale green flexible cloth, title stamped in gilt and red on the spine, facsimile of the author's signature in gilt on the front cover. The covers are somewhat soiled, and the spine has faded from pale green to tan; minor wear to the upper corner, and top of the front outer hinge. Internally clean, tight and unmarked. Frontispiece portrait of the author, from a photograph. Franz Blei [1871-1942] was an essayist, playwright and translator -- originally from Vienna. As a man of letters, he translated works by Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde and Molière (among others... View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

By: Boswell, James

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Bellows Falls, Vt., Printed by Blake, Cutler and Co. for Charles Ewer and Timothy Bedlington: 1824

Seller ID: 39477

Condition: Very Good-


Five Volume Set; 5 vols pages; FIve volumes in full sheepskin, covers in a decorative "tree" pattern, flat spines paneled with pairs of gilt rules, red and black leather labels, lettered in gilt with the titles and volume numbers respectively, in the second and fourth panels. Some wear and rubbing, all covers soundly attached, small pieces missing from the spines of volumes II and IV, other volumes with just trifling losses at the head of the spines. Ink signatures in each volume by J[ohn] H. Edmonds [a leading Utica, NY lawyer], dated March, 1849 -- on the front paste-down endpapers... View more info

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THE CLOSE A Young Woman's First Year At Seminary

By: Breyer, Chloe ; [SIGNED] ; [Katharine Graham's copy]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41775

ISBN: 0465007147

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 288 pages; Inscribed and Signed by the author to Katharine Graham [1917-2001 - Publisher, and later, Chairman of the Board of the Washington Post Company]. Set in the context of the Church Year, The Close is an enthralling account of one young woman's spiritual journey. It is both a personal meditation on faith, in the spirit of Kathleen Norris's Cloister Walk, and a fascinating behind-the-scenes story of a graduate student's first year, in the mode of Scott Turow's One L. Raised in a liberal, interfaith home, Breyer, responding to an inner call to a spiritual vocation, began her ... View more info

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IN MEMORIUM HONORABLE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Proceedings of the Bar & Officers of the Supreme Court of the United States

By: Burger, Chief Justice Warren E.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Washington, U.S. Supreme Court: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39736

Condition: Very Good+


53 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Issued upon the death of Justice William O. Douglas, this contains the remarks of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Solicitor General McCabe, Judge Fletcher, Professor Countryman, Judge Rifkind, and a lengthy address by Justice Abe Fortas. William Orville Douglas (1898 –1980) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for 36 years and 209 days (1939–75), the longest term in the history of the Supreme Court. Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court Justice, including the most opinions. Douglas w... View more info

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THESE RESTLESS HEADS; JAMES BRANCH CABELL (Two Volumes in Slipcase)

By: Cabell, James Branch ; Carl Van Doren

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Literary Guild: 1932

Seller ID: 41342

Condition: Very Good+


Both books clean and tigh in their original bindings of black cloth over patterned boards in matching slipcase. Slipcase has some rubbing along edges. James Branch Cabell was a master of irony deftly displayed in his works of fantastic literature. These Restless Heads consists mostly of essays but also includes fiction about Prospero from The Tempest, and True Thomas who loved the queen of Faerie. In this edition, Cabell's book These Restless Heads is accompanied by Carl Van Doren's excellent study of the author. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed ite... View more info

THE LIFE OF PIERRE CHARLES L'ENFANT Planner of the City Beautiful, the City of Washington

By: Caemmerer, H. Paul

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Republic Publishing Co: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41166

Condition: Very Good+


480 pages; Based on original sources. Clean and tight in original light green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. A very nice example of this scarce book about this major player in the design of our capital city. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF GALILEO Compiled principally from his correspondence and that of his eldest daughter, SISTER MARIA CELESTE, Nun in the Franciscan Convent of St. Matthew, in Arcetri

By: Celeste, Sister Maria

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Nichols and Noyes: 1870

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42125

Condition: Very Good-


300 pages; Contents clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with faded gilt lettering at spine, cloth chipped at spine ends and lower corners. Original owner's name in pencil on ffep and at top of tp "George T. Custer / May 1870 / Ohio" Faint stain affecting first opposing blank pages. Topics include: Death of Galileo's Father. Family Circumstances. Letter of Madonna Giulia. Of Livia Galilei. Difficulties. His Brother. Letter to his Mother. Michelangelo. Galilei's Behavior. His Sister Virginia, etc. A fascinating look into Galileo's personal life. View more info

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $134.94

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656

Condition: Very Good


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the time. Page edges untrimmed (the half title has a small tear at the fore-edge, otherwise not yet opened at the top edge to an... View more info

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A. A. LAMBING [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35260

Condition: Very Good


A steel engraved portrait of Rev. A. A. Lambing extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. View more info

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THOS. MELLON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35263

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Alexander Mellon extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Thomas Alexander Mellon (1813 – 1908) was a Scotch-Irish American, entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His son Andrew W. Mello... View more info

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ALBERT M. HARPER [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35264

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Albert M. Harper extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Major Albert M. Harper (1843-1871) served with the Pennsylvania 139th Regiment of Volunteers from 1862 until the end of the War. He returned to his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a degree in Civil Engin... View more info

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THOMAS LIGGETT [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35265

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Liggett ( 1779-1854) extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by E.G. Williams and Brothers. Thomas Liggett was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1779 and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1791. Having apprenticed as a carpenter, he moved to Pittsburgh in 1802 and set up in building ... View more info

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WILLIAM THAW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Publishing and Engraving: 1889

Seller ID: 35266

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of William Thaw extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. William Thaw, Sr. (1818 – 1889) was an American businessman who made his fortune in transportation and banking. Thaw endowed science fellowships at Harvard University and Princeton University and also underwrote the building of the Allegheny... View more info

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JOHN THAW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35267

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of John Thaw extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by Samuel Sartain of Philadelphia. John Thaw came to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia in order to establish a branch of the United States Bank of Philadelphia. He was associated with that institution for the remainder of his life. His son wa... View more info