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T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life, Gordon, Lyndall
201 T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life
Gordon, Lyndall
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1998 0393047288 / 9780393047288 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 721 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024463

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202 The Incredible Marquis: Alexandre Dumas
Gorman, Herbert
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
466 pgs. VG+ Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Some light wear at top & bottom spine corners. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. Frontis portrait of Alexandre Dumas. 9-1/2" x 6-1/4". Biography. 003666

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Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America, Gorn, Elliott J.
203 Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Gorn, Elliott J.
New York Hill & Wang 2001 0809070936 / 9780809070930 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dove gray boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No fading or wear, small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small set of initials and date at upper corner of title page; clean endpapers. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 408 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Her rally cry was famous: "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." Mother Jones (1837-1930) was a celebraqted organizer and agitator, the very soul of protest movements in the early twentieth century, fighting for labor and the working class. 026967

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204 The Death Merchant: The Rise and Fall of Edwin P. Wilson
Goulden, Joseph C.
New York Simon & Schuster 1984 0-671-49341-8 / 9780671493417 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 455 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new mylar cover. The story of the master dealer in illicit arms, Edwin P. Wilson; multi-million dollar weapons deals, CIA intrigue, international terrorism. 8vo. True Crime. 009844

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Talbot Mundy Messenger of Destiny, Grant, Donald M.
205 Talbot Mundy Messenger of Destiny
Grant, Donald M.
West Kingston, RI Donald M. Grant Pub Inc 1983 0937986461 / 9780937986462 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published 1983" on copyright page. Clean blue-black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean original dustjacket designed by Ned Dameron is not price clipped, no tears, has one tiny v-shaped chip at top right corner near flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A biography of the prolific and mysterious author, Talbot Mundy, author of such books as "King of the Khyber Rifles", Tros of Samothrace", "Purple Pirate." Provides newly revealed information about the author, white providing bibliographical material for the collector-enthusiast. 018286

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Teresa or Her Demon Lover, Gray, Austin K.
206 Teresa or Her Demon Lover
Gray, Austin K.
New York Scribners 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. "A" indicating first printing appears on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Fading to top spine edge and small line of fading just below center of spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Frank R. Stone with kind regards from Austin K. Gray - Nov. 9, 1945." Illustrated with black and white plates. 385 pages with index. Colorfully illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has up to 1/2" chipping at top spine edge, narrow ragged chip at spine center, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The biography of Te3resa Guiccioli, the last of Lord Byron's "ladies." Their love affair lasted over four years, four times as long as any of Byron's other alliances -- and was terminated only by his sailing for Greece to meet his death at Missolonghi. 022847

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207 Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War
Greene, Bob
William Morrow 1985 0-380-97849-0 / 9780380978496 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with beige cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. AS NEW. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A son returns home to Ohio and learns about the life of his dying father from the man who piloted the Enola Gay. 8vo. World War II. 005943

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The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene, Greene, Graham; Allain Marie-Francoise
208 The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene
Greene, Graham; Allain Marie-Francoise
New York Simon And Schuster 1983 067144767X / 9780671447670 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Trade Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean gray boards with clean blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Blind-stamped previous owner circular embossment on front free endpaper; no other marks. 176 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (13.95 on front inside flap), no chips, two 1" closed tears at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Graham Greene discusses his life with French author Allain Marie-Francoise, commenting on his own work and creating an intriguing self-portrait of this prolific and talented author. 020413

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Bucolic Bull - Fun on a Farm in Australia, Gregory, Cedric E.
209 Bucolic Bull - Fun on a Farm in Australia
Gregory, Cedric E.
Smithtown, NY Exposition Press 1982 0-682-49892-0 / 9780682498920 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in original unclipped jacket, with review sheet laid in. Clean yellow cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. Very light bumping to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 146 pgs. Review sheet laid in. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight fading to spine and margins of back panel, short closed tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A serio-comic account of a "gentleman farmer's" tribulations in the countryside of Australia. 018392

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210 I Remember Lindbergh
Grierson, John
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1977 0-15-238895-8 / 9780152388959 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
192 pgs. Fine in Nr Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Very clean and tight blue cloth book with gold lettering on spine. No names or writing inside. Clean, bright dustjacket with one tiny closed tear at top edge, not price clipped.Biography. 002990

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211 The Man Who Invented Hollywood: The Autobiography of D. W. Griffith
Griffith, D. W. (Edited and Annotated By James Hart - Foreword By Frank Capra)
Louisville, KY Touchstone Publishing 1972 0-87963-001-9 / 9780879630010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean white cloth boards (hint of edge browning) with black & white photographs on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square. Clean black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 170 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is very lightly soiled, not price clipped, but has some closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. No printing stated. A memoir and some notes, including the unfinished autobiography of the film master. 8-1/2 x 11". 009545

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In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Griffith, Elisabeth
212 In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Griffith, Elisabeth
U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1984 0195034406 / 9780195034400 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Orange boards with black cloth spine, black lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 268 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small corner price clip on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024263

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Talking with Michener, Grobel, Lawrence
213 Talking with Michener
Grobel, Lawrence
University Press Of Mississippi 1999 1578061393 / 9781578061396 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with darker black faux leather spine with gold lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright (small remainder dot on bottom page edges). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024385

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214 Henry the Eighth
Hackett, Francis
New York Horace Liveright 1929 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with slight fading to spine. Red and gold coat of arms on cover, gold lettering on spine. Red topstained edges. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. 452 pgs. with index. Illustrated. 8vo. Biography. 007734

Price: 14.00 USD
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215 Hazardous Duty: America's Most Decorated Living Soldier Reports from the Front and Tells It the Way It Is
Hackworth, Colonel David H. (with Tom Mathews)
New York William Morrow 1996 0-688-14718-6 / 9780688147181 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 350 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A real life, non-fiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the Sands of Saudi Arabia. War/Military. 009665

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Clothespins and Calendars: Recollections of the Past, Halfmann, Eunice K.
216 Clothespins and Calendars: Recollections of the Past
Halfmann, Eunice K.
Canaan, NH Phoenix Publishing 1985 0-914659-11-1 / 9780914659112 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean beige and brown smooth boards with portrait of author on cover. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with old group photo. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page: "To John and Barb from Eunie - Eunice K. Hoffman". 91 pgs. illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nostalgic story about the everyday world of a woman whoses life spanned the era of pioneer living and our 20th century world of TV and electric clothes dryers. It captures the spirit of a unique Yankee personality who spent most of her years in the village of Plymouth, New Hampshire. 8vo. New England. 015223

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217 Osceola
Hall, Gordon Langley
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1964 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean turquoise cloth boards with illustrated cover, white and black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. This book is a library edition with extra sturdy binding, but is NOT ex-library and has no library markings. Dust jacket is clean with slight discoloration where Holt Library Edition sticker had been placed. Not price clipped. Slight wear at top of spine with small closed edge tear at corner (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Native American. 009238

Price: 15.00 USD
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218 Journey to the End of an Era
Hall, Melvin
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 438 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has wear to edges, corner chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005802

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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
219 Stanley: An Adventurer Explored
Hall, Richard
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1975 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very small corner chip at top rear corner, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A magnificent biography revealing Stanley in all his complexity and greatness. Large 8vo. Biography. 013790

Price: 14.00 USD
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American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews, Halsey, Francis Whiting
220 American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews
Halsey, Francis Whiting
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean olive green ribbed cloth boards with stamped decoration, Gilt and pink stamped decoration, gilt lettering and gilt title box on spine. Gilt top page edges. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Frontis photograph with printed tissue guard ( Interior of Author's Club in the Carnegie Building, New York). Additional photograph plates throughout of author's homes, including Henry Van Dyke, Frank R. Stockton, John Burroughs, Ernest Seton-Thompson and more. 302 pgs. with index. 8vo. Authors. 008892

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