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Keeping Up with Lizzie

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York & London:, Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011661

Condition: Very Good


A social commentary on the evils of the wealthy set in New England via a story of romance. Written to teach people a little about personal finance and living within your means ...humorous and entertaining. ------- "The whole town is going broke trying to keep up with Lizzie - the right style, the right education, and even the right way to speak. When circumstances change Lizzie, the town tries to change with her." ---------- "This was a refreshingly good book that everyone in modern times should read. It has a lot to say about our materialistic society where hard work is only for t... View more info

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Swords In The Dawn: The Story of the First Englishmen.

By: Beaty, John

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York and Toronto:, Longmans, Green and CO.,: 1937.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 003494

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.


Henry Clarence Pitz (1895 – 1976) was an American artist, illustrator, editor, author, and teacher, who wrote and illustrated over 190 books, the best known of which is The Brandywine School. In the 1930s Pitz joined the monthly magazine American Artist as an associate editor and writer and was a regular contributor to the magazine for the rest of his life. Pitz also became a regular teacher at his alma mater, the Museum School. In 1950 Pitz was elected to the National Academy of Design.In the 1960s Pitz was commissioned by Houghton, Mifflin and Company to write The Brandywine ... View more info

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Our Crowd: The Great Jewish Families of New York

By: Birmingham, Stephan

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1967

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009464

Condition: Very Good


Working with diaries, letters, and personal reminiscences supplied by members of interwoven families--Loeb, Lehman, Straus, Seligman, and Guggenheism, among others--Stephen Birmingham has assembled a remarkable composite portrait. some of his tales are wildly funny. others are poignant. All are set within a world of numbing opulence.First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's navy cloth, titles stamped in gilt with green ornament. 8vo; 24.5 cm; 9.5 inches tall; 404 pages with index. Endpages decorated with "simplified' Family Business Tree'. Bindings tight and square. Text clea... View more info

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John Henry
[Author Signed Letter - Political]

By: Bradford, Roark

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Literary Guild, (Harpers): 1931

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author on a ASL

Seller ID: 009601

Condition: Very Good


ASL: Tipped to the front endpaper is a typed letter, SIGNED, from Bradford to a Mr. Creel expressing support of FDR and offering a scathing assessment of Herbert Hoover's abilities. Some very interesting and strong statements. The story based on the Ballad of John Henry, the "steel-drivin' man"; based on the African-American folk hero. It was made into a Broadway play and later a musical featuring Paul Robeson in the title role and Julie Anne as Ruby Elzy.Roark Bradford (1896 - 1948) was an American short story writer and novelist. At the time of his death, Bradford’s writings... View more info

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...Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.

By: Burton, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: CA:, Stanford University Press,: 1931.

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Seller ID: 004754


Translation, introduction and notes by Paul Jordan-Smith. Latin text with English translation on facing pages. Includes 'Poemata' and Burton's 'Will'. -Blue cloth with gilt titles. Front is decorated. Top edge smooth with faint blue stain Others rough. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light handling wear, some hand soil. Robert Burton (scholar) (1577-1640), English scholar and vicar, was an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Seagrave in Leicesters... View more info

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Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.
[Australia]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1891.

Edition: First Edition, Early Printing.

Seller ID: 008827

Condition: Very Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Publishers' green cloth covered boards with stamped titles and decorations in black and gilt Bindings format 1. Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Decorated endpages. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; some illustrations engraved by Barbant and Hildibrand. 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts.. Ref: OCLC 937678517; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers UF026617133 View more info

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The Angler's Assistant; Comprising Practical Directions for Bottom-Fishing, Trolling, &c., with Ample Instructions for the Preparation & Use of Tackle and Baits; a Descriptive Account of the Habits and Haunts of Fish, and a Geographical and Ichthyological Account of the Principal Rivers & Streams in England.

By: Carpenter , William

Price: $345.00

Publisher: London, David Bogue: 1848

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010718

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's gilt and blind-stamped decorated green cloth with gilt-stamped illustrated spine. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Spine Sun-faded. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo. 6.75 inches tall; viii, 153 pp. Illustrated from wood engravings, vignettes. ------ A handsome copy. REF: Westwood & Satchell, 50; Albee, 34; Heckscher 357 View more info

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...The African Giant. The Story of a Journey.

By: Cloete, Stuart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston:, Houghton Mifflin,: 1955

Edition: Early printing of first American edition.

Seller ID: 004066


Brown cloth covered boards with darker brown titles and decorations. Decorated end-pages. Bindings tight and square, text clean, Minimal wear. Dust jacket with price of $5.95 in Mylar sleeve, has light wear with sun-fading to rear panel and closed tear lower front edge. View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, London, Toronto, Bombay, Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 011221

Condition: Very Good


BOMC edition with notes laid in. Orange cloth covered boards with black spine tittles, decoration of crouching tiger. Bindings tight and square, clean text; Dust jacket rubbed on corners with light loss small chip upper front near spine, one spot lower front edge, now in archival Mylar jacket; Decorated endpages. With an Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett and a Preface by Lord Linlithgow. This was Corbett's first published book. First published in India. Considered by many the best tiger hunting book in print. Corbett describes his hunts after the Champwat man-eater, th... View more info

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Orientale [L'Aventure De Therese Beauchamps]

By: De Miomandre, Francis; Translated by Ralph Roeder.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Brentano's: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010220

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Publisher's yellow cloth with decorated titles in red and black on the spine and front. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with mild darkening on the perimeters. 8vo; 8.25 inches tall; 199 pages on stiff paper. Illustrations by Alexander Canedo. Stylized dustjacket with a price of $2.50 has age-toned with wear and small losses at top edge. The theme of an unloved wife who cheats on her husband is uncommon for the era due to her lover being Chinese. "A boorish husband, a wife starved for love, and a lover out of the E... View more info

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Florida Days

By: Deland, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011625

Condition: Very Good


An early travel account in Northern Florida through St. Augustine and along the St. Johns River in the 1880s. The authors vivid reminiscences of the scenery, natural history, and the local people of the time, some of it in dialect coupled with fine illustrations by Louis K. Harlow evoke the place as it was before the massive development and commercialization. Decorated cloth; bindings are tight with a slight shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with hand soiling. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xviii, [19]-200 pages printed on thick cardstock.First Editio... View more info

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The Untold Story. The Life of Isadora Duncan 1921 - 1927

By: Desti, Mary

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1929

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010040

Condition: Very Good


Angela Isadora Duncan (1878 - 1927) was an American dancer who performed to acclaim throughout Europe. Born in California, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 49 or 50, when her scarf became entangled in the wheels and axle of the car in which she was riding. Decorated cloth; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some hand-soiling. Previous owner's bookplate. Lacking Dust Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with photographs.8vo; 22.5 cm.; 8.75 inches tall; 281 ... View more info

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...The Hoosier School-Master.

By: Eggleston, Edward

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York:, Orange, Judd and Company,: 1871.

Edition: First Edition - Second State.

Seller ID: 003604


Brown cobbled cloth covered boards. Spine decorated in gilt very faded. Bindings tight and square, Text clean moderately toned; occasional spotting. Shelf wear to spine tips and some to edges. The novel is noted for its realistic depictions of 19th-century American rural life and for its use of local dialect. View more info

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Romola: A Novel [2 volumes, complete]

By: Eliot, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C.Winston Company: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011601

Condition: Near Fine


One of George Eliot's most ambitious and imaginative novels. Described by Eliot as 'written with my best blood', the story of Romola's intellectual and spiritual awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, played out against a turbulent historical backdrop of Renaissance Florence during the turbulent years following the expulsion of the powerful Medici family. Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Beautifu... View more info

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...Time to Laugh: Funny Tales from Here and There.

By: Fenner, Phyllis F.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1942.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 003492


Includes tales such as: The Simpleton and His Little Black Hen by Howard Pyle, Baby Rainstorm by Glen Rounds, About Elizabeth Eliza's Piano by Lucretia P. Hale, and many others. 240 pages.Grey linen cloth covered boards. Bindings square and very tight. Front endpages decorated. Rear toned.Clean text with a hint of toning.Dust jacket price-clipped; Sun-darkened.Small loss corners and spine tips. Lower spine tender, evidence of older tape repair to inside. Protected in new clear Mylar sleeve. View more info

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...Time to Laugh: Funny Tales from Here and There.

By: Fenner, Phyllis F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf.: 1942.<br>

Edition: First Edition.<br>

Seller ID: 003493

Condition: 240 pages.<br>


Includes tales such as: The Simpleton and His Little Black Hen by Howard Pyle, Baby Rainstorm by Glen Rounds, About Elizabeth Eliza's Piano by Lucretia P. Hale, and many others. Grey linen cloth covered boards. Bindings square and very tight. Front endpages decorated.Clean text with a hint of toning.Dust jacket with price some toning. Small loss corners and spine tips.Protected in new clear Mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour. From Southern California to Alaska, The Canadian Pacific Railroad, Yellowstone Park, and The Grand Canyon.

By: Finck, Henry T.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011211

Condition: Very Good


"The work may be of value to those who are reading up on the great natural show places on this Coast .... we of the Coast cannot but be thankful for the many pages of warm praise he devotes to us." [Carson] Publisher's decorated cloth. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpage. 8vo, xiv, 309 p., [21] leaves of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm; 8 inches tall. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 20 b/w photos. The author Theophilus Finck (1854-1926) was an American music critic and... View more info

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India Past and Present [Volume 2 of 2]

By: Forbes-Lindsey, C. H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011471

Condition: Near Fine


This account of India in the early 20th century affords an overview of the country's colorful history and culture, and then examines the regions in detail. Photographs of the exotic locales enhance interest. The work ends with a glossary of commonly-used Indian words, some of which bungalow, khaki, and bazaar, for example have entered the English language. Near fine; No flaws to book but minimal handling with issued cloth dust jacket which shows light shelf handling and age darkening on its spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. ----- First Edition, First Printing. Volum... View more info

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Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho.

By: GREENSPAN, Sophie

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, The Jewish Publication, Society of America: 1969.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000909


Blue cloth covered boards with white titles. Endpages decorated with maps and drawings. Bindings square and tight, no flaws to book but a hint of fading to top edge. Dust jacket intact with light shelf wear. Protected in Mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.

By: Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill (1582-1933).

Price: $695.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1886

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009510

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates. The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper. A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition. and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific. As a member of the Royal Geographical Society, Guillemard worked as both a naturalist and ethnographer. This work is notable for its focus on lesser-known islands as well as important ornithological observations.... View more info