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Tales of the Great Lakes: Stories from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1986

Seller ID: 2207850

ISBN: 1555211208

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 474 pp. They can be as still as a millpond, as angry as any storm swept ocean. The Great Lakes and the major states bordering them—Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota—are the heartland of America. The land supplies the goods: grain, meat, timber, and steel. The Lakes provide passage for those goods around the world. The two—land and water—are inseparable, their destiny interlocked. Tales of the Great Lakes encompasses the stories of the men who built the Midwest—the giants of industry, builders of cities, intrepid seafarers, writers who ... View more info

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A Wallow of Pigs

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Viking Barnyard Medley: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269187

ISBN: 067085221X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1993 Small Hard Cover. 56 pp. An amazing and diverting collection of pigs to amuse and delight. View more info

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Stories from the New Yorker, 1950-1960

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279154

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on boards, faint stain along page ridges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, 780 pp. A thirty-fifth anniversary volume of stories that have appeared in the magazine during the past decade. Forty-seven distinguished stories that have appeared in The New Yorker since 1950. A list of the writers whose work appears in Stories from the New Yorker: 1950-1960: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jh... View more info

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We Speak from the Air: Broadcasts by the R.A.F.

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283122

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Wrapper edges lightly rubbed, smudge on front wrapper, ink stamp on half-title page. 1942 Soft Cover. 72 pp. Men of the R.A.F. describe their own experiences in their own words. These accounts of operations over Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Britain, Norway, Italy, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic give us the human stories behind the official communiques, and show us the great range and effectiveness of our Air Power. The narratives are selected from over 280 broadcasts, given anonymously by the R.A.F. and W.A.A.F. during 1941. View more info

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Official Automobile Blue Book, Vol. 1, 1917

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Automobile Blue Book Publishing Co.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291944

Condition: Good


First edition. Two inch tear along top edge of rear joint, edges rubbed, ink stamp on front paste-down endpaper. 1917 Full-Leather. 1048 pp. Large fold-out map precedes text. Numerous maps throughout. Blue book users will find an improved arrangement of indexes in this volume. The list of cities and towns, hotels and garages and all routes, under terminals, are combined on the pages following the folded General Index Map, in the Index section (front of book). CONTENTS: How to Use the Blue Book; Maps; Index Section; Special Information. View more info

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Magical Christmas Tales

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sandy Creek: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296366

ISBN: 1435143558

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Spine head and spine base very lightly rubbed. 2012 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. With enchanting stories and classic carols. View more info

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Deck the Hall: A Traditional Carol

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296376

ISBN: 0811828212

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Bestselling artist Sylvia Long brings the holidays to life in this beautifully illustrated edition of a beloved Christmas carol. Readers will delight in singing along with the familiar lyrics celebrating the joys of the seasondecorating the mantel, singing carols and sharing quiet moments with family. A wonderful gift, this lively carol and the rich details of Sylvia Long's illustrations combine perfectly to evoke the magic and warmth of this favorite time of year. View more info

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One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276300

ISBN: 039307241X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front board lightly cocked. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 322 pp. Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia?loss of language?and could utter only a single syllable: mem. The standard therapies yielded ... View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With all... View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613

ISBN: 0394568249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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Ansel Adams: America's Photographer

By: Adams, Ansel; Gherman, Beverly

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295693

ISBN: 0316824453

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price clipped. Page edges very faintly toned. 2002 Large Hardcover. xii, 110 pp. The renowned--and revered--photographer would have been 100 years old in 2002. To celebrate the life of Ansel Adams, this biography takes young readers through his rich life: from the earthquake that broke his nose to the valley that shaped his world, revealing the humorous, artistic, and thoughtful personality behind his legendary work. View more info

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Studies Military and Diplomatic, 1775-1865

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297866

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed, pencil name on front free endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 424 pp. Blue boards. Top page ridge gilt. Charles Francis Adams II (May 27, 1835 – May 20, 1915) was a member of the prominent Adams family. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, president, successively, of the Union Pacific Railroad, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Historical Association. His writings and addresses both on p... View more info

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Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

By: Aftel, Mandy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298887

ISBN: 1594631417

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2014 Hard Cover. 274 pp. Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the... View more info

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Madam Secretary: A Memoir

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Miramax Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287956

ISBN: 0786868430

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed on bookplate with inscription, Best wishes. Very minor surface tear on front jacket panel. Remainder mark. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 562 pp. Albright proposes to combine the personal with policy in these memoirs, a sensible narrative strategy, considering her emblematic struggles as a working mother breaking through the glass ceiling of the foreign policy establishment to become U.N. ambassador and secretary of state. View more info

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Comic Tragedies

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279520

Condition: Very Good


First edition (BAL 224). No jacket, front free endpaper missing, pages very faintly toned. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 317 pp. This volume, published after Alcott's death, is a compilation of the real plays written by her and her sisters, which were fictionalized in Little Women. View more info

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Brick Lane

By: Ali, Monica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270791

ISBN: 038560484X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 413 pp. Author's first book. Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of her. Yet Nazneen walks a tightrope stretched between her daughters' embarrassment and her husband's resentments. Chanu calls ... View more info

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Inferno

By: Alighieri, Dante; James, Clive

Price: $395.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2276356

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #85 of 1200 copies, signed and numbered by illustrator Marc Burckhardt on limitation page. Includes publisher's slipcase, publisher's certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2015 Full-Leather. 247, [3] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color picture plate mounted on slipcase. Translated by Clive James, with tipped in color illustrations by Marc Burckhardt. The first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which Virgil provided a guided tour through Hell. Dante Aligh... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283715

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket toned. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283716

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Jacket toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head, a few closed 1/2 inch tears along edges. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National ... View more info

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Passing through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

By: Allen, John Logan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288348

ISBN: 0252003977

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two one-inch tears to top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with small chips and small tears. 1975 Large Hardcover. xxvi, 412 pp. The broad scope of exploration in the American Northwest from 1673 to 1810 is covered in Allen's intriguing examination of the evolving geographical images that grew out of exploration from Marquette's time on--especially the images of the passage and the garden. Because these images played a major role in the expedition of Lewis and Clark--who finally altered them and gave Americans more realistic images of the Northwest--Allen focuses o... View more info

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Hidden Agenda: How the Duke of Windsor Betrayed the Allies

By: Allen, Martin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: M. Evans and Co., Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285405

ISBN: 0871319934

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear on front jacket panel near spine. Faint smudge on top page ridge. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 312 pp. Many would have suspected the Duke of Windsor of treason but until recently proof has been suppressed. Now, drawing on a range of archival sources, Martin Allen offers the evidence in this reasoned indictment of the Duke's perfidy. View more info

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Side Effects

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284484

ISBN: 0394511042

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. Ink name on rear paste-down endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. 149 pp. Woody Allen's third collection of comic writings. 149p. These essays appeared in The New Yorker during the late 1970s. Volume includes Remembering Needleman, The Kugelmass Episode, Confessions of a Buglar, and more. View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656

ISBN: 006019491X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquin takes o... View more info

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The Infinite Plan

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200659

ISBN: 0060172533

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher, struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect and to take control of his destiny. By the author of House of the Spirits. View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660

ISBN: 0066211611

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora d... View more info

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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270795

ISBN: 0525939210

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. An autobiographical narrative by the author of Bastard out of Carolina explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred while illuminating the rural poverty of the South. View more info

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Cavedweller: A Novel

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270796

ISBN: 0525941673

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!. 434 pp. From the author of Bastard Out of Carolina comes another compelling novel about four women whose lives converge unexpectedly and force all of them to come to terms not only with their past, but their future. View more info

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So Dark a Stream: A Study of the Emperor Paul I of Russia, 1754-1801

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291174

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with two 1/2 inch closed tears, jacket price clipped. 1959 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Paul I. A biography of the 18th century Russian Tsar Paul I, son of Catherine the Great, from his birth to his death by assassination, after only a few years in power. View more info