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London: The Biography

By: Ackroyd. Peter

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York London, Nan A. Talese: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010883

ISBN: 0385497709

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 801 pages with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated some in color; map endpages. -------- Fizzles with vitality and originality [ Sunday Times] View more info

Lake Ngami; or, Explorations and Discoveries during Four Years' Wanderings in the Wilds of Southwestern Africa.

By: Andersson, Charles John

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1856

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011052

Condition: Very Good


A cornerstone book of African hunting in the mid-19th century..." (Czech). ---------- Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Extremities fraying, scattered foxing, a bit over-opened with some creasing at gutter, ownership signatures to front pastedown and title page. First American edition. 8vo; 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 inches; xviii, [1], 20-521, [1], 2 (ads); wood-engraved frontispiece, 51 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, a number full-page; publisher's advertisements.-------- This famous early volume of African travel and sport details t... View more info

Across the Great Craterland of The Congo. A sequel to 'The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo' describing a journey of exploration and research to the land of the giant craters in Tanganyika territory, and to the forests, lakes, and volcanoes of the south-eastern Congo. With some account of the African apes, and the capture and training of the African elephant.

By: Barns, T. Alexander

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Limited: 1923

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011051

Condition: Very Good


Describing the first journey of exploration and research by an Englishman to the land of the Giant Craters in Tanganyika. With some accounts of African Apes and the capture and training of Elephants. -------- Publisher's gray cloth with spine titles stamped in gilt and blind-stamped front emblem. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Bookplate of Maurice Arthur Hall on the front pastedown, and his ownership signature to front free endpaper. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 276 pp.; frontispiece, 2 folding maps, 80... View more info

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O Realismo ecologico de Maria Campos: The Ecological Realism

By: Bento, Antonio.

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Rio, Brazil:, Engral,: 1981

Seller ID: 004247

Condition: Near Fine


Unused. No flaws or blemishes to book. Dust jacket light shelf handling. Text in both Portuguese and English. View more info

The Game of Life

By: Bowen, William G.; Shulman, James L.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 011066

ISBN: 069107075X

Condition: New


SIGNED by the author [Bowen] with warm inscription. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. ------------------- Shulman and Bowen show that athletic programs raise even more difficult questions of educational policy for small private colleges and highly selective universities than they do for big-time scholarship-granting schools. They discover that today's athletes, more so than their predecessors, enter college less academically well-prepared and with different goals and values than their classmates, differences that lead to different lives. View more info

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Hell Riders: The True Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade

By: Brighton, Terry

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010882

ISBN: 0805077227

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 370 pages with appendix, Bibliography and Index. Period photo illustration. ---------- In Hell Riders, noted historian and Crimean War expert Terry Brighton looks, for the first time, to the journals recorded by survivors-the soldiers who did the fighting. His riveting firsthand narrative reveals the tragically inept leadership on the part of the British commander in chief, Lord Raglan. [Booklist] View more info

An Introduction to the New Testament (Anchor Bible Reference Library)

By: Brown, Raymond E.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011078

ISBN: 0385247672

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. ------------------ Every generation needs a comprehensive, reliable Introduction to the New Testament that opens the biblical text to the novice. Raymond E. Brown's An Introduction to the New Testament is the most trustworthy and authoritative guidebook for a generation seeking to understand the Christian Bible. View more info

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Somethin's Cookin' in the Mountains

By: Bucek, Jay (executive editor)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Clarksville, GA, Soque Publishers: 1992

Seller ID: 006952

ISBN: 0960877045

Condition: New


Inscribed by the editor.--- No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. --- Illustrated throughout with maps and drawings. --- The recipes are indicative of "Southern home-cooking" that one might expect to find in the North Georgia mountains. As a bonus and added interest to the book, the author has taken time to include thumb-nail sketches of historical landmarks and well-established businesses, many of which contributed recipes to the book. This book should be well liked not only by cooks, but tourists and visitors to North Georgia who are looking for interesting places to visit. View more info

Why Read the Classics?

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011107

ISBN: 0679415246

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition - American. --------------- Calvino has the precious gift of introducing a work of literature so as to make it live for the reader as it does for him. . . . He explains important works of the Western canon in a style of innocent wonder. [The Times] View more info

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The Doctrines of a Middle State Between Death and the Resurrection

By: Campbell, Archibald

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Author: 1721

Seller ID: 010809

Condition: Very Good


"A work tending to Romanism but with suggestions" Bickersteth. --- "A curious work, according to Boswell, written by a learned and respectable gentleman, a non-juring Bishop."-Lowndes I, page 360. --- "A curious work with Appendix concerning the Descent of Christ into Hell. " Willis, 8. -------------- Polished and speckled calf, tooled in gilt and in blind, raised bands, red spine label, spine tooled and titled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red. [Probably late 19th century]. First published in 1713 as "Some primitive doctrines reviv'd". Folio; [2],xxii,3... View more info

Marcel Proust: A Life

By: Carter, William C.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011099

ISBN: 0300081456

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. ------------- An impeccably researched, well-paced biography of the great French writer, written by an internationally recognized Proust scholar. [The New York Times Book Review] View more info

China Urban: Ethnographies of Contemporary Culture

By: Chen, Nancy N.; Clark, Constance D.;Gottschang, Suzanne Z. ;Jeffery, Lyn

Price: $19.95

Publisher: North Carolina, Duke University Press Books: 2001

Seller ID: 011089

ISBN: 082232640X

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. -------------- For readers interested in the intersections of space, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, this book has a wealth of insights to ponder. And for those interested in the complexity, vibrancy, and challenges of today's urban and urbanizing China, this book's the ticket. [Back Cover] View more info

Alexander Hamilton

By: Chernow, Ron

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Penguin Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010741

ISBN: 1594200092

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition, First Printing. Gently handled; Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. ...[N]obody has captured Hamilton better than Chernow... [The New York Times Book Review] View more info

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To Cuba and Back. A Vacation Voyage

By: Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1859

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010733

Condition: Near Fine


Best known as the author of Two Years Before the Mast, Dana only authored three books and this travelogue has significance as his travels were in 1859, while the U.S. Senate was considering whether the United States should try to annex the Spanish possession of Cuba. -------------- His narrative includes his visits to Havana, a sugar plantation, a bullfight, and various churches, hospitals, schools, and prisons. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and hos views are expressed in this volume. [wiki] ----------------- Original br... View more info

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Tycoon's War: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Invaded a Country to Overthrow America's Most Famous Military Adventurer

By: Dando-Collins, Stephen

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010770

ISBN: 0306816075

Condition: Fine


Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears unread with only flaw a bit of sun to top text block. 8vo; 9.5 inches; with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. -------- When he died in 1877, Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of the Vanderbilt dynasty, was wealthier than the U.S. Treasury. But he had nearly lost his fortune in 1856, when William Walker, a young Nashville genius, set out to conquer Central America and, in the process, take away Vanderbilt's most profitable shipping business.[az] View more info

America's Lost Plantation

By: Dellinger, Dave; Introduction by Waldo Frank

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Glen Gardner, NJ, Libertarian Press: 1961

Seller ID: 010958

Condition: Very Good


Stapled wrapped, Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Wraps has a bit of age toning. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 56 pages plus wraps. Illustrated with line drawings. [no date, 1961]. ------------ Originally published in the American magazine, Liberation. The author spent time in Cuba and discusses, in this article, both the exciting achievements of the Cuban Revolution and the major criticisms leveled at the Fidel Castro government. ------- REF NewLeftReview View more info

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Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby

By: Gottlieb, Carl ; Crosby, David

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010750

ISBN: 0385245300

Condition: New


Crosby is a founding member of two seminal folk-rock groups, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and his tale is the archetypal chronicle of drugs, sex, and rock with a twist recovery from substance abuse. The narrative, like CSN&Y's best music, is a harmonic weaving of the shifting viewpoints.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. First Edition, First Printing. View more info

Bring Out Your Dead: The Past as Revelation

By: Grafton, Anthony

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge and London, Harvard University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011097

ISBN: 067400468X

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. -------- Grafton explores the intellectual life of the Renaissance humanists, arguing that they did not work in a vacuum but rather interacted with one another and with the architects, sculptors, painters, and political theorists of their day. The result was a real intellectual community that belies the myth of the humanist scholar as solitary figure ensconced in a study surrounded by classical texts. (Robert J. Andrews Library Journal 2002-01-01) View more info

Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures)

By: Grafton, Anthony

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 011106

ISBN: 0472106260

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. ----------- Humanists Alberti, Pico, Budé, and Kepler, all major figures of their time and now major figures in intellectual history, are examined in the light of their distinctive ways of reading.----- Investigating a period of two centuries, Grafton vividly portrays the ways in which book/scholar interactions and the established traditions that were reflected in these interactions were part of and helped shape the subjects' Humanistic philosophy.----- The book also indicates how these traditions have implications for the ... View more info

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J.R.R. Tolkien Architect of Middle Earth

By: Grotta, Daniel

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Philadelphia London, Running Press: 2001

Seller ID: 010884

ISBN: 0762409568

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 4to; 10.25 by 9.25 inches; 198 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Illustrated by the Brothers Hildebrant. -------- Author Daniel Grotta examines how much of Tolkien's personal experience fired his incredible imagination and led to the creation of Middle-earth and its inhabitants. This edition features full-color illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, whose conceptions of Middle-earth and its denizens have broug... View more info