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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know

By: Meeker, Meg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Regnery Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269925

ISBN: 1621573303

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 2006 Hard Cover. xv, 287 pp. Drawing on her thirty years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker explains why an active father figure is maybe the single most important factor in a young woman's development. In this invaluable guide, Meeker shows how a father can be both counsel and protector for his daughter as she grows into a spiritually and mentally strong young woman. From cradling his newborn to walking her down the aisle, a father must relish his paramount responsibility—guiding the course ... View more info

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The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency

By: Melanson, Philip H.; Stevens, Peter F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269933

ISBN: 0786710845

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 374 pp. Pulling the veil off a highly visible yet tight-lipped federal agency, acclaimed scholar Philip Melanson has created the first definitive history of the Secret Service. With 8 pages of photographs, rigorous research and interviews with former White House staffers, retired agents, Service training dropouts, and the first female agent on the presidential detail, Melanson presents the agency’s hidden history and examines its role in the headlines of our times. Here are revelations about the assassination of JFK and the shooting of President R... View more info

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David's Copy: The Selected Poems of David Meltzer

By: Meltzer, David; Rothenberg, Jerome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin Poets: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2133105

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Minimal wear to edges. 2005 Trade Paperback. xxi, 263. [1] pp. One of the most respected poets of the Beat and San Francisco Renaissance periods, David Meltzer has kept alive interest in the interface between jazz and poetry that exploded in the 1950s. This new edition of selected poems includes previously unpublished material and serves as a map to this very prolific and interesting poet. View more info

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Tomahawks and Old Lace: Tales of Western New York

By: Merrill, Arch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vail-Ballou Press, Inc.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280263

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few very minor tears, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1948 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 157 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about Western New York, including mentions of Mary Jemison, Sam Patch, John L. Sullivan, Susan B. Anthony, Buffalo Bill Cody, Mary Jane Holmes, Grover Cleveland, James Blodgett, Oliver Curtis Perry, etc. View more info

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Learning to Love: Exploring Solitude and Freedom (The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume Six [6]: 1966-1967)

By: Merton, Thomas; Bochen, Christine M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287258

ISBN: 0060654848

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine base previously mended with tape, jacket edges lightly bumped. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1997 Hard Cover. xxiv, 382 pp. Having embraced a life of solitude in his own hermitage, Thomas Merton finds his faith tested beyond his imagination when a visit to the hospital leads to a clandestine affair of the heart. Jolted out of his comfortable routine, Merton is forced to reassess his need for love and his commitment to celibacy and the monastic vocation.This astonishing volume traces Merton's struggle to reconcile his unexpected love with his sacred vows while con... View more info

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The Love of Cats

By: Metcalf, Christine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Octopus Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266336

ISBN: 0706402278

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head lightly bumped. 1973 Large Hardcover. 95 pp. A book about cats with over 138 color photographs. View more info

In the Shade of the Terebinth: Tales of a Night Journey

By: Meyer, Gabriel

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Forest of Peace Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1521127

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Very Good. 1994 Hard Cover. 141 pp. Author's first novel. Casual readers, browsing these pages, can hardly be blamed for wondering what sort of book this is. In The Shade of the Terebinth, from the look of it at any rate, is a collection of short stories. Well, that's not quite correct. In fact, the work you have in your hands is a novel - a certifiably odd variety of the species, but a novel. Despite its thirteen tales and a cast of a hundred subplots. In The Shade of the Terebinth tells just one story, really: the story of a love which cannot be stopped. View more info

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The Chemist: A Novel

By: Meyer, Stephenie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269944

ISBN: 0316387835

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription: 2 Sandra. A very nice copy. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 521 pp. In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now, she rarely stays in the same pla... View more info

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Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany

By: Midelfort, H.C. Erik

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University Press of Virginia: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286432

ISBN: 0813915007

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. Front board very slightly cocked. 1994 Hard Cover. xii, 204 pp. During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad- so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them. This book is the first study these princes, and a few princesses, as a group in context. The result is a flood of new light on the history of Renaissance medicine and of psychiatry, on German politics and in the century of Reformation, ... View more info

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Iron Council

By: Mieville, China

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273570

ISBN: 0345464028

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, ink name on front endpaper. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 564 pp. Following Perdido Street Station and The Scar, acclaimed author China Miéville returns with his hugely anticipated Del Rey hardcover debut. With a fresh and fantastical band of characters, he carries us back to the decadent squalor of New Crobuzon—this time, decades later. It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the sh... View more info

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The Colfax Book-Plate: A Mystery Story

By: Miller, Agnes

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283868

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, a few light stains to front board, hinges starting, pencil note on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. v, 375 pp. An early bibliomystery. Constance has worked her way out of the confines of the stenographers' pool at the busy downtown Manhattan book shop Darrow's to a place that better suits her intelligence and sophistication. She works in the rare book room - specifically a section devoted to prints and engravings. Bookplates make up a sizable portion of this collection. As the story opens Constance is in charge of catalo... View more info

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Caroilne: Little House, Revisited

By: Miller, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2285874

ISBN: 0062685341

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2017 Hard Cover. 367 pp. In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline Ingalls, Ma in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and the warm bosom... View more info

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The Distinguished Guest: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282223

ISBN: 0060176733

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 282 pp. When Alan's elderly mother, an acclaimed novelist with Parkinson's disease, comes to live with Alan and his wife, Gaby, the younger generation is disturbed by Lily's debilitation and reassesses their own lives. View more info

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Family Pictures: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282224

ISBN: 0060163976

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 389 pp. Spanning forty years Family Pictures follows the conflict between husband and wife, over a beautiful autistic child. Randall is both angel and demon. His father, David, a coolly rational psychiatrist, wants him placed in an institution; his mother, Lainey, insists on keeping him at home. View more info

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For Love: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282225

ISBN: 0060179791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 301 pp. Three childhood chums reunite after years of separation and, when tragedy strikes, they must face their pasts. View more info

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The Good Mother: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282226

ISBN: 0060155515

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. Author's first novel. Recently divorced, Anna Dunlap has two passionate attachments: her daughter, four-year-old Molly, and her lover, Leo, the man who makes her feel beautiful -- and sexual -- for the first time. Swept away by happiness and passion, Anna feels she has everything she's ever wanted. Then come the shocking charges that would threaten her new love, her new family ... that force her to prove she is a good mother. View more info

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Inventing the Abbotts and Other Stories

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282227

ISBN: 0060157550

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Like Sue Miller's bestselling novels, this collection of short stories explores the treacherously shifting ground of erotic and family relationships with deftness and depth. The title story is about a young man who takes up successively with three daughters of the most fashionable family in town. In other stories, whose characters range from a young girl in the first blush of sexual curiosity to a stricken dowager whose seizures release a brutal and sometimes... View more info

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Lost in the Forest: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282228

ISBN: 1400042267

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 247 pp. For nearly two decades, since the publication of her iconic first novel, The Good Mother, Sue Miller has distinguished herself as one of our most elegant and widely celebrated chroniclers of family life, with a singular gift for laying bare the interior lives of her characters. In each of her novels, Miller has written with exquisite precision about the experience of grace in daily life–the sudden, epiphanic recognition of the extraordinary amid the... View more info

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The Story of My Father: A Memoir

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282229

ISBN: 0375414797

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 173 pp. In the fall of 1988, Sue Miller found herself caring for her father as he slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's disease. She was, she claims, perhaps the least constitutionally suited of all her siblings to be in the role in which she suddenly found herself, and in The Story of My Father she grapples with the haunting memories of those final months and the larger narrative of her father's life. With compassion, self-scrutiny, and an urgency born of her o... View more info

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When I Was Gone: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282230

ISBN: 0375401121

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 265 pp. In the summer of 1968, Jo Becker ran out on the marriage and the life her parents wanted for her, and escaped--for one beautiful, idyllic year--into a life that was bohemian and romantic, living under an assumed name in a rambling group house in Cambridge. It was a time of limitless possibility, but it ended in a single instant when Jo returned home one night to find her best friend lying dead in a pool of blood on the living room fl... View more info

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The World Below: A Novel

By: Miller, Sue

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282231

ISBN: 0375410945

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 275 pp. Maine, 1919. Georgia Rice, who has cared for her father and two siblings since her mother's death, is diagnosed, at nineteen, with tuberculosis and sent away to a sanitarium. Freed from the burdens of care-taking, she discovers a nearly lost world of youth and possibility, and meets the doomed young man who will become her lover. Vermont, the present. On the heels of a divorce, Catherine Hubbard, Georgia's granddaughter, takes up residence in Georgia's o... View more info

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An Illustrated History of the Civil War: Images of an American Tragedy

By: Miller, William J.; Pohanka, Brian C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2173366

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Sticker remnant to front and rear jacket. Very good. 2000 Large Hardcover. 454 pp. Culled from the finest archival collections, this extraordinary assembly of photographs, maps, cartoons, sketches, and paintings vividly illustrates the everyday lives of soldiers during the Civil War - from harsh realities to baseball tournaments between regiments. An Illustrated History of the Civil War depicts cavalry, medicine, spies, special regiments, important political documents, the struggle for emancipation, and the dark road to peace. Includes more than 1,000 images, many of them never ... View more info

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Adventures in Restoring Antique Cars

By: Mills, Burt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267105

ISBN: 0396075851

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear, a few minor chips to jacket edges, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1978 Hard Cover. xiv, 265 pp. Illustrated with photographs. For over twenty-five years Burt Mills has been restoring old cars. During that time he has worked on a surprising variety, among them the 1935 Packard V-12, 1951 Kaiser, 1923 Franklin, 1926 Marmon, 1948 Hillman, 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, the Mark V Jaguar, and a Phantom III Rolls Royce. Here he provides an account of his experiences that is as delightful as it is informative. View more info

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In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land

By: Mills, Stephanie

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264681

ISBN: 0807085340

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 237 pp. Lending her voice to the rapidly growing field of land restoration, the author examines a grassroots effort that has contributed new botanical, zoological, and geological knowledge, and takes the reader along as she assists the regenerative processes of nature. View more info

Caroline of Courtland Street

By: Mills, Weymer Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291713

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1905 Hard Cover. 290, [1] pp. Green boards, with gilt title on spine and on front board. Top page ridge gilt. Color-tinted frontispiece and plates by Anna Whelen Betts, decorations by W.E. Mears. A fictional story that takes place in Perth Amboy. View more info

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Winnie-the-Pooh

By: Milne, A.A.

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278278

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine very slightly discolored, pencil name on front flyleaf. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [5], 158, [2] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, map of 100 Aker Wood on endpapers. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. The classic children's story that inspired numerous Disney films, and featured a character that remains a favorite among children today. While Winnie-the-Pooh was first introduced two years earlier in When We Were Very Young, this was the first work to focus on the adventures Pooh had with ... View more info

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The House at Pooh Corner

By: Milne, A.A.

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278280

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original first state with '7/6 net' price on jacket spine. Jacket spine faintly discolored, small spot on rear jacket panel along spine edge. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 178, [2] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, illustrated endpapers. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. A sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh, the classic children's story that inspired numerous Disney films, and featured a character that remains a favorite among children today. This is considered the fourth and last in the series, which incl... View more info

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Wendell Minor: Art for the Written Word, Twenty-Five Years of Book Cover Art

By: Minor, Wendell; McCullough, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2283142

ISBN: 0151956146

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by Wendell Minor without inscription. Sticker ghosting on front jacket panel, jacket corners bumped. 1995 Large Hardcover. 154 pp. With an Introduction by David McCullough. Selections of the artist's book cover artwork are combined with commentary from authors and publishers on the relationship between a book's cover and its contents. View more info

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Evening: A Novel

By: Minot, Susan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282232

ISBN: 0375400370

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. With two novels and one short story collection published to overwhelming critical acclaim (Monkeys takes your breath away, said Anne Tyler; heartbreaking, exhilarating, raved the New York Times Book Review), Susan Minot has emerged as one of the most gifted writers in America, praised for her ability to strike at powerful emotional truths in language that is sensual and commanding, mesmerizing in its vitality and intelligence. Now, with Evening, she give... View more info

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Folly: A Novel

By: Minot, Susan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282233

ISBN: 0395603390

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278 pp. At a time when the choosing of a husband determines a woman's life, Lilian Eliot must decide between cool comfort or hot, passionate romance. By the author of Monkeys. View more info