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Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen, Bradford, Sarah
61 Elizabeth: A Biography of Britain's Queen
Bradford, Sarah
Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996 0374147493 / 9780374147495 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean white boards with unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No wear, binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with royal family tree. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 564 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023837

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Lucrezia Borgia, Bradford, Sarah
62 Lucrezia Borgia
Bradford, Sarah
New York Viking 2004 0670033537 / 9780670033539 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 421 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author is an expert on the Borgia family and in Lucrezia she has found a subject ideally suited to her gift for narrative and psychological insight. Sex, gossip, murder, astonishing beauty and ambition--this is the Renaissance at its most irresistible. 026746

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The Passion of Ayn Rand, Branden, Barbara
63 The Passion of Ayn Rand
Branden, Barbara
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1986 0385191715 / 9780385191715 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Collectible, as-new condition. Very clean gray boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 442 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024466

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Boston and Return, Brooks, Gladys
64 Boston and Return
Brooks, Gladys
New York Atheneum 1962 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue-gray boards with with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 272 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, tiniest hint of wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Impressions and memories of two cities, two continents, and many people ranging from New York to Boston and Europe, then back to Boston again, and then New York. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Biography. 012935

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65 The Times of Melville and Whitman
Brooks, Van Wyck
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1949 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
373 pgs. VG Clean and tight brown cloth book with gold lettering on spine - no names or writing inside.Biography. 002176

Price: 10.00 USD
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66 Miss Lillian Russell
Brough, James
McGraw Hill 1978 0-07-008120-4 / 9780070081208 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, some very faint dust marks to spine, copper metallic lettering on spine. No bumped corners or wear, binding is tight & crisp. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 303 pgs. plus author's notes. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, clean bright photograph of author on rear panel, mere hint of sunning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Lillian Russell's life story novelized to bring the reader into the splendor of old New York in the days of robber barons, mega-fortunes and gilded mansions. 8vo. Memoir. 006520

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Willa Cather - A Critical Biography, Brown, E. K. (completed by Leon Edel)
67 Willa Cather - A Critical Biography
Brown, E. K. (completed by Leon Edel)
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Bright green cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Small ink spot to front board, otherwise no soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photograph of Willa Cather. 351 pages + 8 pages of index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), several very small edge chips, short closed edge tears, some edge wrinkles. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025563

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Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927, Brown, Harriet Connor
68 Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927
Brown, Harriet Connor
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1929 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, Published October, 1929, in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and woodcuts. 369 pages. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025247

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American Emperor - Dom Pedro II of Brazil, Brown, Rose
69 American Emperor - Dom Pedro II of Brazil
Brown, Rose
New York Viking Press 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket C. B. Falls, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean and bright red cloth boards with blind-stamped palm treedecoration and lettering on cover, bright unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by C. B. Falls. 265 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), closed tear on bottom front spine fold (approx. 2"), a few additional small closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023428

Price: 30.00 USD
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One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
70 One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger
Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1952 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Jo Spier, Illustrator 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red cross and black rifle on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated by Dorothy Carr Howell. Illustrated with drawings by Jo Spier. 248 pages. Dust jacket is clean with very slight browning to spine, not price clipped, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Wonderful photo of Father Bruckberger on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of one of the most heroic figures of World War II. This priest was a fearless fighter in the French Commandos, then Chaplain General of the Resistance groups. It was he who received General de Gaulle amid enemy gunfire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame when France was liberated from the Nazis. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the medal of the Legion of Honor, and several other distinctions. Later he was chaplain of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara. 026518

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Biographies of Attorney-General George P. Barker, John C. Lord, D.D., Mrs. John C. Lord, and William G. Bryan, Esq. Also, Lecture on Journalism, Bryan, George J.
71 Biographies of Attorney-General George P. Barker, John C. Lord, D.D., Mrs. John C. Lord, and William G. Bryan, Esq. Also, Lecture on Journalism
Bryan, George J.
Buffalo The Courier Company 1886 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Black cloth boards with blind-stamped decorative border on cover, gilt lettering and small decoration on spine. Light surface scuffing to boards, slight surface wear at bottom spine edge, some fraying at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. Frontis portrait of author with (presumed printed) signature below on back of front fly leaf, clean tissue guard; portrait of John Lord with clean tissue guard in main text. 231 pgs. 8vo. Biography. 015102

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bryson, Bill
72 The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bryson, Bill
New York Broadway Books 2006 0-7679-1936-x / 9780767919364 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Very clean goldenrod boards with gold lettering on blue spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight and crisp; pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Photo illustrated endpapers. 270 pgs. with bibliography. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is very clean and bright, with no chipping, or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Biography. 014883

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The Adventures of A Ballet Critic, Buckle, Richard
73 The Adventures of A Ballet Critic
Buckle, Richard
London Cresset Press 1953 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket.Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with previous owner inscription on front free endpaper and ink-stamped name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Illustrated with many wonderful black and white photographs, drawings. 296 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has a few small closed edge tears, price clip to front inside flap corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024661

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The Senator: My Ten Years with Ted Kennedy, Burke, Richard E. with William and Marilyn Hoffer
74 The Senator: My Ten Years with Ted Kennedy
Burke, Richard E. with William and Marilyn Hoffer
New York St Martin's Press 1992 0-312-09134-6 / 9780312091347 First Hardbound Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner first name and date at top corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. 328 pgs. Clean birght dustjacket is unchipped, not price-clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stated first edition. In 1971, Richard Burke, a freshman at Georgetown University, volunteered his services to the offices of his political idol, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Through ability and hard work, he rose in the next four years to become one of the Senator's closest staff members. An account of the author's experiences during his decade at the Senator's right hand--the history of a young man who shared the Senator's professional and personal lives during a time marked by exhilarating public achievements and tragic secret misconduct. 001929

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One Woman's Arctic, Burnford, Sheila
75 One Woman's Arctic
Burnford, Sheila
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1973 0-316-11716-1 / 9780316117166 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 234 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, small corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 012078

Price: 15.00 USD
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76 The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder
Burns, Edward and Ulla E. Dydo with William Rice
New Haven & London Yale University Press 1996 0-300-06774-7 / 9780300067743 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean maroon boards with ivory cloth spine. No wear or bumped corners. Binding is tight & crisp. Pages and edges are bright and clean, no names or bookplates inside. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. First Edition. 004157

Price: 12.00 USD
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John Burroughs Talks, Burroughs, John
77 John Burroughs Talks
Burroughs, John
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1923 Third Impression Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
Clean book in original dust jacket. Green cloth boards with large color photographic paste-on illustration on cover (clean, bright, unworn). No bumping or fraying to boards. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 358 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean but has large pieces missing on spine, wear at corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024502

Price: 25.00 USD
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THE PASSIONS OF ANDREW JACKSON, Burstein, Andrew
78 THE PASSIONS OF ANDREW JACKSON
Burstein, Andrew
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2003 0375414282 / 9780375414282 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 292 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020211

Price: 10.00 USD
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In the Boyhood of Lincoln - A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk, Butterworth, Hezekiah
79 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

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Hoofmarks, Buyukmihci, Hope Sawyer
80 Hoofmarks
Buyukmihci, Hope Sawyer
Exeter, New Hampshire J N Townsend Publishing 1994 1880158051 / 9781880158050 First Unknown Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers (very small tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper with intial "M"). Signed by author on the title page below her printed name: Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci" in blue pen. Illustrated with small page decorations at chapter headings. 233 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of the author's young life growing up in Watertown, New York in the early 1900's, surrounded by animals and nature, and her efforts to make her dream come true of having a horse. The story of how she and her beloved horse "Chub" worked together, skidding logs and plowing fields, is at the heart of this story. 026510

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