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1 Alfieri, Vittorio; ed. by William Dean Howells Life of Vittorio Alfieri
Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1877 Hardcover Good+ No Dust Jacket Hardcover 32mo 4" - 5" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding fairly tight, though with some splitting to gutter up front, pages bright and clear, though with predictable sunning to edges and age-toning. Only minimal wear to covers and tips. Affixed to inside front flap is a note from the Indiana University library mentioning that this was once part of the so-called Howells Edition. Dealer label inside rear flap. Edited, and with an Introductory Essay by William Dean Howells. 356 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Story of Baden-Powell: "The Wolf that never Sleeps", Begbie, Harold
2 Begbie, Harold The Story of Baden-Powell: "The Wolf that never Sleeps"
London Grant Richards, 1900 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library. Light blue pictorial boards with lightly bruised tips, sunning to spine. Endpapers lightly tanned, with scattered foxing to text. The story of Robert Baden-Powell and his family. 10 black-and-white plates. vi + 213 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Guggenheims: an American epic, Davis, John H.
3 Davis, John H. The Guggenheims: an American epic
New York William Morrow and Company, 1971 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover Large 8vo 9" - 10 Signed by Author
Signed by the author at the first free endpaper. Published in stated First Edition, First Printing state by William Morrow, 1978. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. A long and lively, quite comprehensive biography of the Guggenheim family. 608 pp. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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History of Cosmopolite: or the writings of Rev. Lorenzo Dow, containing his experiences and travels in Europe and America, up to near his fiftieth year, Dow, Lorenzo, and Peggy Dow
4 Dow, Lorenzo, and Peggy Dow History of Cosmopolite: or the writings of Rev. Lorenzo Dow, containing his experiences and travels in Europe and America, up to near his fiftieth year
Cincinnati, Ohio H.S. & J. Applegate & Co., 1851 Eighth Edition Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
...also, his polemic writings, to which is added the "Journey of Life" by Peggy Dow. Rebound Eighth Edition in red leather covers with gilt lettering to front. Black cloth label with gilt lettering affixed to spine. Half-toning and light foxing to text block, with text unaffected. Light waffling to pages. Dust staining to three edges. 720 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Without Fame, Eisenschiml, Otto
5 Eisenschiml, Otto Without Fame
Chicago Alliance Corporation, 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Dust jacket near fully intact (being price-clipped), showing some shelf- and edge-wear, but still bright and shiny now that it is protected by a Kapco sleeve. First Edition copy, and signed, not once, but twice, by the author at the first free endpaper. 368 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Florence Lathrop Page: a biography, Funigiello, Philip J.
6 Funigiello, Philip J. Florence Lathrop Page: a biography
Charlottesville and London University of Virginia, 1994 0813914892 / 9780813914893 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality condition but for previous owner's inscription at first free endpaper. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, now protected by Kapco sleeve. Fine and compelling biography of a Chicago debutante who marries into the Marshall Field department store dynasty, who becomes an affluent widow at a young age, who takes grand European tours, and who spends summers in a cottage on the Maine coast. Florence Lathrop Page (1858-1921) was an active figure in many worlds throughout her life. Notes, index, bibliography, many black-and-white photos and illustrations. ix + 310 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.20 USD
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Lee: The Final Achievement (1865-1870), Gaines, Francis Pendleton
7 Gaines, Francis Pendleton Lee: The Final Achievement (1865-1870)
New York The New York Southern Society, 1933 Limited Edition Hardcover Used: Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Limited edition, signed by the author. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library. Gray cloth over boards with illustration to cover. One tip rubbed, with some abrasions to back panel. Book-plate affixed neatly. Several black-and-white photographic illustrations. 31 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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8 Gehlert, Christel Behnke Recollections of a Hamburger: growing up German, 1941-1962
New York iUniverse, 2007 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Author
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, protected by a Kapco sleeve. ..Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1941, Christel Behnke Gehlert vividly recounts her early childhood years in the war-torn country and weaves in memories from friends and family. She tells of the numerous dashes to the neighborhood bomb shelter as the city exploded under the Allies assault, the gnawing hunger from a lack of food and fuel, and the personal upheavals her family endured. But even in the midst of tragedy, Christel found joy. She warmly recalls family and friends, German customs and celebrations, school days, and vacation. From the excitement of playing in ruins to the incessant longing for material goods, Christel describes the games and pranks she and her friends played, the joy of singing in a community choir, and the hearty, timeless traditions of growing up German. In post-war Germany, Christel began to think critically about her countrys role in the conflict, but she also plunged headlong into adolescence: daydreaming at school, becoming aware of the opposite sex, taking dance lessons and class trips, and, most importantly, developing a passion for America. Recollections of a Hamburger intimately captures one young womans coming-of-age during her nations recovery from war and reveals how the power of memory shapes our lives forever." xii + 374 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Gehlert, Christel Behnke Recollections of a Hamburger: growing up German, 1941-1962
New York iUniverse, 2007 First Edition, First Printing Softcover Very Good Fine Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Author
Sturdy, attractive softcover copy, smudged and slightly soiled along bottom edge and tip, but tips unfurled, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. From the publisher's blurb, "Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1941, Christel Behnke Gehlert vividly recounts her early childhood years in the war-torn country and weaves in memories from friends and family. She tells of the numerous dashes to the neighborhood bomb shelter as the city exploded under the Allies assault, the gnawing hunger from a lack of food and fuel, and the personal upheavals her family endured. But even in the midst of tragedy, Christel found joy. She warmly recalls family and friends, German customs and celebrations, school days, and vacation. From the excitement of playing in ruins to the incessant longing for material goods, Christel describes the games and pranks she and her friends played, the joy of singing in a community choir, and the hearty, timeless traditions of growing up German. In post-war Germany, Christel began to think critically about her countrys role in the conflict, but she also plunged headlong into adolescence: daydreaming at school, becoming aware of the opposite sex, taking dance lessons and class trips, and, most importantly, developing a passion for America. Recollections of a Hamburger intimately captures one young womans coming-of-age during her nations recovery from war and reveals how the power of memory shapes our lives forever." xii + 374 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Greenslet, Ferris The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908 Second Impression Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Ex-library, with Copeland Oaks Library stamp on first free endpaper and neatly affixed stamp, stating that this volume was a gift to Copeland Oaks from the Fryxells, and which has been stamped over with "discard", on pastedown. Some bumping and scuffing to covers and spine. Faint sunning along endpaper. Gilt topstaining, with heavy cream paper. Includes frontispiece photograph of Thomas Bailey Aldrich, protected by tissue. Various other black-and-white photographs and illustrations found throughout text. Gilt lettering and embossing on cover and spine. 303 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Grand Original: portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends, Halle, Kay, ed.
11 Halle, Kay, ed. The Grand Original: portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Scuffing to dust jacket. Foxing to interior of dust jacket and gentle rubbing to exterior of covers and spine. Bright red paste-downs, in very good condition. dust-staining and foxing to top-edge. Previous owner inscription in pen on front paste-down. Includes section of black-and-white photographs beginning at page 146. A perfectly serviceable reference copy. xiii + 298 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Dr. Barnes of Merion: an appreciation, Hart, Henry
12 Hart, Henry Dr. Barnes of Merion: an appreciation
New York Farrar, Straus and Company, 1963 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Stated First Edition, with illustrations, index, notes, and bibliography. 252 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Leben und Werke von Paul Schlenther, Hauptmann, Gerhart
13 Hauptmann, Gerhart Leben und Werke von Paul Schlenther
Berlin S.Fischer, 1912 Hard Cover Good Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Both front and back spines are broken, otherwise tight, moderately used book. Pencil notation on title page and some markings on front paste-down. Complete with a cloth bookmark and some b&w photos. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Out of Step, Heimlich, Jane Murray
14 Heimlich, Jane Murray Out of Step
Wilmington, Ohio Orange Frazer Press, 2010 1933197668 / 9781933197661 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover New New Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality condition, straight from the publisher. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny. xvi + 186 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Epistolae Ho-Elianae, or the familiar letters of James Howell, Howell, James
15 Howell, James Epistolae Ho-Elianae, or the familiar letters of James Howell
Boston Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1907 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, internally clean hardcover copy; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Cover of spine has fallen off. Some scuffing and discoloration to covers. Foxing and discoloration to paste-downs. Previous owner signature at front paste-down. One front end-paper has been torn. 1678 portrait of James Howell at frontispiece. Wine-colored topstaining. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. xxxv + 405 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Lynn, Andrea Shadow Lovers: The Last Affairs Of H. G. Wells
Boulder, Colorado Westview Press, 2001 0813333946 / 9780813333946 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy and attractive hardcover copy, tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear. Slight edge-wear to dust jacket but that is fully intact. Lots of black-and-white photos. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.80 USD
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Jesse Macy: an Autobiography, Macy, Jesse; Katharine Macy Noyes (editor and arranger)
17 Macy, Jesse; Katharine Macy Noyes (editor and arranger) Jesse Macy: an Autobiography
Springfield, Illinois Charles C. Thomas, 1933 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Editor
Signed and dated by Katharine Macy Noyes on the flyleaf. Ex-library copy with usual markings to spine, endpapers, etc. Gray cloth with marginal soiling. Autobiography of the noted historian and political science scholar. Includes a chapter on Grinnell College as well as a chronology. Frontis portrait and several plates. xix + 192 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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At Home in the World: a memoir, Maynard, Joyce
18 Maynard, Joyce At Home in the World: a memoir
New York Picador, 1998 0312195567 / 9780312195564 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Picador, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, Eighth Printing April 1970. BOOK CONDITION is FINE/FINE. Book is SIGNED by author,"For Roxann, Joyce Maynard" in black felt pen on title page on the inside cover and slight wear on edges. Dustjacket is Not Clipped and slight wear on edges. This book is a fine reading copy and priced at half the suggested retail price on dustjacket. Signed by Author. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Of Flight and Freedom, an Autobiography, Nikitins, Rodions; Young, Judith
19 Nikitins, Rodions; Young, Judith Of Flight and Freedom, an Autobiography
Seattle, Washington Hand Voltage Publications, 1987 Soft Cover Near Fine Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Author
Trade paperback with light cover wear. Binding is tight, text is unmarked. Inscribed by Nikitins on the front free end paper. The triumphant story of an entertainer's journey through fascist and communist oppression to the fulfillment of the American dream as a circus performer. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 391 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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20 Proulx, Annie Bird Cloud
New York Scribner, 2011 0743288807 / 9780743288804 Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality, of this fine memoir by the multiple awards-winning essayist, short story-writer, and novelist. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, now protected by Bro-dart cover. Stated First Edition, First Printing. Quite a lovely copy indeed. 234 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.60 USD
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