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Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men, Ahlers, Lena C.
1 Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men
Ahlers, Lena C.
Chicago Albert Whitman & Company 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Benny Larsen, Illustrator 
First Edition in scarce dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with very clean unworn color paste-on illustration on cover. No fraying, fading or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Illustrated by Benny Larsen. 288 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), has chips and closed edge tears, surface scrape at top edge from sticker removal (size of a nickel). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Brief, pointed biographical sketches, charmingly written, of the lives of sixty famous men worth knowing--including explorers, inventors, musicians, statesmen, authors, artists and patriots. Illustrated with pen and ink portraits of the various characters of the sketches. 026841

Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Enquiry
Aldington, Richard
London Collins 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Nice frontis photo of T. E. Lawrence, illustrated with additional photographs. 448 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, 1/4" loss at top of spine, a few tiny edge chips at top of rear panel, one 1/2" closed edge tear at bottom of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009651

Price: 25.00 USD
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My Life As An Explorer, Amundsen, Roald
3 My Life As An Explorer
Amundsen, Roald
Garden City, New York Doubleday Page 1927 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright (page 25 has marker line in lower margin), tasteful previous owner bookplate on rear pastedown, flaps from dust jacket neatly glued to front fixed endpaper with biographical information on Amundsen. Illustrated with photo, maps, drawings. 282 pages with index. 025382

Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Deep Through the Heart - Profiles of Twenty Valiant Horses
Anderson, C. W.
New York Macmillan 1940 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket C. W. Anderson, Illustrator 
Clean hardcover book in original dustjacket. "Set up and lithographed. Published October, 1940." 1940 on title page. Attractive and solid copy. Very clean green-gray cloth boards with black title box on spine. Binding is tight & square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full page beautiful drawings by C. W. Anderson. Dustjacket has small faint ring-stain on lower front panel, short closed edge tears, one v-shaped chip at base of front panel; clipped on front inside flap at base of flap (rectangular clip). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Biographical profiles and beautiful portraits of some of the great horses of history from the race track, show ring, and more -- includes Seabiscuit, Justin Morgan, Fair Play, Little Squire, and other greats. 028646

Price: 35.00 USD
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Walt Whitman's Secret, Aronin, Ben
5 Walt Whitman's Secret
Aronin, Ben
Chicago Argus Books 1955 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fictionalized biography of the great American poet. Not only Whitman but Emerson, Thoreau, Foster, Melville, and scores of other famed writing personalities come to vibrant life in this magnificently written story. 026910

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The Thunderer, Barrington, E.
6 The Thunderer
Barrington, E.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in clean original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 333 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, hint of very light rubbing, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Napoleon. Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" is a series of the best literature produced in quality bindings and paper. List of publisher's Novels of Distinction appears on inside flaps. 021457

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In the Boyhood of Lincoln - A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk, Butterworth, Hezekiah
7 In the Boyhood of Lincoln - A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk
Butterworth, Hezekiah
New York D. Appleton 1913 Later printing Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition. Orange-brown cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration, black illustration on cover, with black lettering on cover and spine, blind-stamped decoration on spine. Some soiling ( a few faint water spots, mostly on rear board). No fraying, binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean blank endpapers, illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. 266 pages. 026914

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete), Cellini, Benvenuto
8 The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete)
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Brentano's 1906 First 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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Marcus: A Novel of the Youngest Apostle, Chinn, Laurene
9 Marcus: A Novel of the Youngest Apostle
Chinn, Laurene
New York William Morrow 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with orange cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Tiny puncture to cloth near base of spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight wear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Religion. 013086

Price: 10.00 USD
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10 The Music Lover's Handbook
Clifford, John H.
New York The University Society 1911 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean olive green cloth boards with black decorative title box, orange lettering on cover, orange lettering with decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 243 pgs. containing a pronouncing dictionary of musican terms and a biographical dictionary of musicians. 8vo. Music. 008344

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories, Craig, Patricia
11 The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories
Craig, Patricia
Oxford University Press 1990 0192141872 / 9780192141873 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
As new condition hardcover book in clean dust jacket. Gift quality. Unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering and border on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 554 pages with biographical notes. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fine collection of 33 stories showing the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices. It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D.James, andRuth Rendell (but also by such notables as A. Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton), which are among the very best examples of English Detective writing of the twentieth century - the cream of the crime! 027710

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To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman, Cranston, Paul
12 To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman
Cranston, Paul
New York Julian Messner, Inc. 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
CLean brown boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very small return address label at top corner of front free endpaper). 255 pages. A biographical novel on the life of Narcissa Whitman, wife of Marcus Whitman, Early American pioneer and missionary. 025255

Price: 10.00 USD
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Dom Pedro of Brazil, Criss, Mildred
13 Dom Pedro of Brazil
Criss, Mildred
New York Dodd Mead 1945 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Victor J. Dowling, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold crown on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (decorated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears, very tiny chip at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book, written for high school age readers and up, is a well researched dramatic biography of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil. 013166

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Enormous Room, Cummings, E. E.
14 The Enormous Room
Cummings, E. E.
New York Modern Library 1940 Second Modern Library Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 214 in clean original dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with green title box on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers (tasteful previous owner bookplate on front paste-down). Biographical note on author in front of book, bibliography; 332 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, very slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. 367 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027416

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson, Ralph Waldo
15 The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
New York Modern Library 1944 Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good+ John Steuart Curry, Illustrator 
The Illustrated Modern Library in original slipcase. Clean illustrated paper-covered boards (sunlight coming through tall trees), black cloth spine with green title box, gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry. 557 pages + a biographical note about the illustrator. Beige slipcase has clean illustrated paste-on label is unchipped, slipcase is clean, no cracking, with chipping/wear along three of the open edges. 028322

Price: 30.00 USD
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A Man Called Cervantes, Frank, Bruno
16 A Man Called Cervantes
Frank, Bruno
New York Viking Press 1935 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Red cloth boards with black title box and illustration with gold lettering on cover, black title box with gold and red lettering on spine. Hint of fading at top edge of spine, hint of light soiling to cloth at base of spine. Wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has fading to spine (title is bright), chips to spine & corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biographical Novel. 013432

Price: 15.00 USD
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Lines Long and Short - Biographical Sketches in Various Rhymes, Fuller, Henry B.
17 Lines Long and Short - Biographical Sketches in Various Rhymes
Fuller, Henry B.
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1917 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Clean beige cloth boards with decorative red and green border on cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 157 pages. Protected in clear removable mylar cover. 022385

Price: 35.00 USD
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Manifest Destiny: A True Romantic Saga of Young Theodore Roosevelt, Garfield, Brian
18 Manifest Destiny: A True Romantic Saga of Young Theodore Roosevelt
Garfield, Brian
New York Penzler Books 1989 0-89296-382-4 / 9780892963829 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean turquoise boards with turquoise cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. 408 pgs. with bibliography. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A biographical novel set in the American West of the 1880's, the true story of the coming of age of Theodore Roosevelt. 008335

Price: 15.00 USD
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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
19 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Quotable Billy Graham, Graham, Billy (Cort T. Flint and Staff, editors)
20 The Quotable Billy Graham
Graham, Billy (Cort T. Flint and Staff, editors)
Anderson, South Carolina Droke House 1966 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in original unclipped dust jacket that fits around clean original slipcase. Clean blue-black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Blue endpapers. Small return address label and hand-written name at top edge of front free endpaper. 258 pages. Dust jacket has several short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Clean blue slipcase is unworn. A history of Billy Graham's spoken words, and also his written words (some published here for the first time)--his thoughts, wisdom and advice, all arranged alphabetically for quick reference, with a complete index and biographical sketch. 027853

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