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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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2 Baldwin, Sara Mullin & Robert Morton Baldwin Nebraskana: Biographical Sketches of Nebraska Men and Women of Achievement Who Have Been Awarded Life Membership in The Nebraskana Society
Hebron, NE Baldwin Company, 1932 Very Good No Dust Jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall Author
Large volume, bound in green buckram. Corners bumped, edges of text block lightly soiled. Binding tight, text unmarked, with age-toned pages. Inscribed on the copyright page "With best wishes to Arthur DeBohen Werner, June 14, 1934. In appreciation of his valuable assistance in the publication of this volume. Robert M. Baldwin." This is a very heavy volume--extra charges will apply for shipping. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Margaret Ogilvy, Barrie, J.M.
3 Barrie, J.M. Margaret Ogilvy
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs, save for previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered at front; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Beautifully-maintained internals and rough cut pages. Light blue decorated cloth cover exhibits sunning and scuffing, slight shelf- and edge-wear, gentle bumping to spine head and foot, very light soiling to rear panel, but lovely illustrations to cover. 209 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Story of Baden-Powell: "The Wolf that never Sleeps", Begbie, Harold
4 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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A Dictionary of Irish Biography, Second Edition, Boylan, Henry
5 Boylan, Henry A Dictionary of Irish Biography, Second Edition
New York St. Martin's Press, 1988 Hardcover Very Good- Very Good- Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages clean and clear, if age-toned, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Dust jacket fully intact, showing only the slightest edge- and shelf-wear, and still bright and shiny, edges being protected by reinforcing tape. Withdrawn from an academic library, with all usual markings, but still an attractive and sturdy copy overall. 420 pp. + Preface to the new edition, a list of abbreviations used, et cetera. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Future Indefinite: a second volume of autobiography, Coward, Noel
6 Coward, Noel Future Indefinite: a second volume of autobiography
London Heinemann, 1954 Hardcover Very Good- 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; slight soiling to text-block edges, mild soiling to covers. Dust jacket intact, showing considerable shelf- and edge-wear, chipping along the edges, and several closed tears, but not price-clipped, and now in Kapco sleeve. Lots of black-and-white photographs, including at frontispiece. Index. 336 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Guggenheims: an American epic, Davis, John H.
7 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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Shadows Lengthen: the story of my life, de Chambrun, Clara Longworth (Countess)
8 de Chambrun, Clara Longworth (Countess) Shadows Lengthen: the story of my life
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very 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. A dozen or so lovely black-and-white photograph. Thrilling account of the Cincinnati-born woman (Clara Longworth) who married the great Lafayette, Count de Chambrun, and who, by virtue of his honorary citizenship in the U.S., lived a dual-citizenship life between the U.S. and France, traveling and documenting her travels extensively. xiv + 296 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Without Fame, Eisenschiml, Otto
9 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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Lorenzo in Search of the Sun: D.H. Lawrence in Italy, Mexico and the American Southwest, Fay, Eliot
10 Fay, Eliot Lorenzo in Search of the Sun: D.H. Lawrence in Italy, Mexico and the American Southwest
New York Bookman Associates, Inc., 1953 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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 showing only minor wear in the form of spine and edge wear and slight scuffing. Very interesting and unique text detailing D.H. Lawrence's travels throughout various parts of the globe. 147 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Einstein: his life and times (The Library of Great Lives), Frank, Philipp; translated by George Rosen; edited and revised by Shuichi Kusaka; foreword by Isaac Asimov
11 Frank, Philipp; translated by George Rosen; edited and revised by Shuichi Kusaka; foreword by Isaac Asimov Einstein: his life and times (The Library of Great Lives)
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press, 1988 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, handsomely produced as per usual Easton Press Collector's Edition standards, with unbruised tips, one with small paint fleck, tight binding, and clean internals,Featuring moire endpapers, bound-in silk ribbon bookmark, raised bands, all edges gilt, with some scuffing to gilt, rich, red, colorful leather covers, classy gilt decoration to cover and spine. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Notes and bookplate laid-in. Illustrated throughout including color frontis portrait of Einstein. xvii + 298 + xii pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Florence Lathrop Page: a biography, Funigiello, Philip J.
12 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
13 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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Albert Einstein: maker of universes, Garbedian, H. Gordon
14 Garbedian, H. Gordon Albert Einstein: maker of universes
New York and London Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1939 First Edition Good Large 8vo 9" - 10 
Stated First Edition. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Black-and-white photo of Albert Einstein at frontispiece and additional black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout. Small stain on cloth cover and light staining to page edges. 328 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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15 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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16 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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17 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.
18 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
19 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
20 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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