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Thoreau, Canby, Henry Seidel
81 Thoreau
Canby, Henry Seidel
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1939 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean solid book, illustrated, with original dust jacket. Red cloth boards with blue title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photos and drawings. 508 pages with index. Hauntingly beautiful dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, some edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025478

Price: 30.00 USD
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82 Nathaniel Hawthorne - The American Years
Cantwell, Robert
Rinehart & Co. 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
499 pgs. Nr Fine Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Pages bright and clean. No names or writing inside. Binding tight. Portrait of Hawthorne at frontis. Very nice tight, clean book.Authors. 002130

Price: 10.00 USD
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83 Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote
Capote, Truman (Gerald Clarke, Editor)
New York Random House 2004 0-375-50133-9 / 9780375501333 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 487 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (very slight wrinkle at top of spine). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 010526

Price: 18.00 USD
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Sartor Resartus - The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh; and The Life of Friedrich Schiller (2 books), Carlyle, Thomas
84 Sartor Resartus - The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh; and The Life of Friedrich Schiller (2 books)
Carlyle, Thomas
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1888 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Two matching volumes, one published in 1888 (Sartor Resartus) and one published in 1889 (Friedrich Schiller). Each book measures approx. 6-1/2" x 4-3/4". Floral decorated boards with burgundy cloth corners and spines, gold lettering and decoration on spines. Hint of slight wear at base of spines. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. 288 pages and 344 pages. 023703

Price: 30.00 USD
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85 Emerson
Carpenter, Frederic I.
American Book Company 1934 Cloth Bds Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
452 pgs. VG+ Blue cloth, clean straight book with almost no wear. Frontis portrait of Emerson. Representative selections with introduction, bibliography and notes. Written by Frederic I. Carpenter, Instructor in English at Harvard University. 8 vo.. Biography. 001152

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Carr, John Dickson
86 The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Carr, John Dickson
New York Harper & Brothers 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, hint of fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (very slight browning); no names, writing or marks. 304 pp. with index. 019128

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87 Christmas In Plains: Memories
Carter, Jimmy
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0-7432-2491-4 / 9780743224918 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Amy Carter, Illustrator 
Very clean ivory boards with small Christmas tree stamped on cover. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Binding is tight & crisp. 155 pgs. Illustrated by Amy Carter. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 12mo. Christmas. 005886

Price: 12.00 USD
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88 Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait
Carter, Violet Bonham
Harcourt Brace World 1965 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with blind stamped coat of arms on cover, gold lettering on spine. Blue endpapers. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or bookplates inside. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Copyright page states First American Edition, front dustjacket flap designates as Book of the Month Club selection. 8vo. Biography. 004074

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Memoirs of Casanova, Casanova, Jacques (Edited by Madeleine Boyd)
89 The Memoirs of Casanova
Casanova, Jacques (Edited by Madeleine Boyd)
New York Modern Library 1947 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library no. 165 - Toledano binding no 8. Red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, a few very faint spots of fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with clean black top-stained page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Ernest Boyd. 492 pp. Illustrated jacket is unclipped (sticker remnant over price at top of front inside flap), tiny spine corner chips & very short closed edge tears, light soiling to spine (faint water spots). 322 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019086

Price: 15.00 USD
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My Life and The Times, Catledge, Turner
90 My Life and The Times
Catledge, Turner
New York Harper & Row 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 319 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Memoir by the man who ran the world's most powerful newspaper. 016713

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Tribulations of a Princess - With Portraits from Photographs, Cauliffe-Owen, Marguerite
91 The Tribulations of a Princess - With Portraits from Photographs
Cauliffe-Owen, Marguerite
New York Harper & Brothers 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth with silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration (photograph of Princess Muzzi) with clean tissue guard; seven additional photo illustrations. 379 pages. 021910

Price: 25.00 USD
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92 Jenny Lind's America
Cavanah, Frances
Chilton Book Company 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with silver and gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. P/O name on front free endpaper. 226 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 004457

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Cellini, Benvenuto
93 The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Modern Library 1927 Stated Modern Library First Edition Faux Leather Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Toledano spine no. 4. Clean brown faux leather flexible boards with gold torch runner symbol on cover, gold lettering on spine. Mere hint of corner wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (no names, writing or marks). 485 pgs. 011384

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Firebrand: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Cellini, Benvenuto
94 The Firebrand: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Grosset & Dunlap Photo Play Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with dark green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; hint of slightest fading to lower edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean, illustrated endpapers (illustrated with stills from United Artists film). 506 pgs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, short closed tear and tiny chip at lower spine edge, a few additional tiny closed edge tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Artist, fighter, troubadour, lover, pet of popes and kings, Benvenuto Cellini, the Firebrand of the renaissance, stands out as one of the most colorful figures in all history. Made into a comedy film titled "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934) starring Fay Wray, Frank Morgan and Lucille Ball (a Lady-in-Waiting). 8vo. Biography. 015624

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete), Cellini, Benvenuto
95 The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete)
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Brentano's 1906 First Thus Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jackets 
First Edition thus, published by Brentano's in 1906, in decorated American trade bindings (2 volumes complete). Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the same, together with an Introduction to this edition by Royal Cortissoz with reproductions of forty original portraits and views illustrating the life. Olive green cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration on covers and spines. Slightest hint of soiling, very slight surface wear to corners. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Decorated title pages. Volume 1 - 360 pages; Volume 2 - 387 pages with index. A lovely set of a classic autobiography. 024207

Price: 60.00 USD
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What We Had, Chace, James
96 What We Had
Chace, James
New York Summit Books 1990 0-671-69478-2 / 9780671694784 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean light gray boards with burgundy cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 187 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A wonderful memoir of an American life, starting in Falls River, Massachusetts in 1931. 8vo. Biography. 015807

Price: 10.00 USD
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Joseph Brant: Mohawk, Chalmers, Harvey and Ethel Brant Monture
97 Joseph Brant: Mohawk
Chalmers, Harvey and Ethel Brant Monture
East Lansing, Michigan Michigan State University Press 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First edition in dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with some light browning to fixed endpapers,tiny previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Joseph Brant. 364 pages. Dustjacket is price clipped, has fading to spine, chipping at top and bottom edges of spine, closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022844

Price: 20.00 USD
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98 The Binghams of Louisville: The Dark History Behind One of America's Great Fortunes
Chandler, David Leon with Mary Voelz Chandler
New York Crown Publishers 1987 0-517-56895-0 / 9780517568958 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Mere hint of fading to extreme board edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 292 pgs. with index. Genealogical family tree on endpapers. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009625

Price: 10.00 USD
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Autumn in the Valley, Chanler, Mrs. Winthrop
99 Autumn in the Valley
Chanler, Mrs. Winthrop
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1936 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
First Edition, Published November, 1936 in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean rose colored cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with a tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated with photographs. 293 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has edge chips, short closed edge tears, is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "Roman Spring" (national best seller for five months) , she is the sister of F. Marion Crawford, super-successful historical novelist of the time. This is her biography of the time when she and her husband came back to America to live (1904) and her middle and later life. Their home was first in Newport and then at Sweet Briar Farm in the Genesee Valley. 025257

Price: 20.00 USD
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Audrey The Life of Audrey Hepburn, Charles Higham
100 Audrey The Life of Audrey Hepburn
Charles Higham
New York Scribner 1984 0025515101 / 9780025515109 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped jacket. Signed "Audrey Hepburn" on front free endpaper, but cannot verify. Have compared signature to others of hers and I don't feel it's a match. Small ink-stamp on front free endpaper that says "not for resale." Lavender boards with silver initials AH on cover, clean black cloth spine with silver lettering. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 228 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has edge wear, a few tiny nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023194

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