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The Builders of the Nation a History of the United States
New York City, Stanley-Bradley Publishing, 1892. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 539, index,Thick 4to,,Bound in original 3/4 leather over cloth with marbled foredges,With almost 60 full page portraits and over 700 marginal vignette portraits and illustrations. Entries and illustrations compiled from the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. A scarce title, as WoorldCat lists only eight copies in either public, or academic, libraries. The endpapers are marbled to match the foredges. Bookplate of Ella Lynette Somerville on front pastedown. Wear to board edges, and corners a bit rounded. Light soiling to boards. Contents very clean. Hinges and joints tight. In good plus to very good condition. This is a large, very heavy, book. Please consult as to costs, and options, to ship. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. 'Portraits and biographies of presidents, cabinet officers, statesmen, legislators, jurists, educators, authors and divines'.
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Book number: 9900030476
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68 | £UK 60.25 | JP¥ 8094]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: History;America;Presidents;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
The Noble and Renowned History of Guy Earl of Warwick
Warwick, UK, John Merridew et al, 1829. Hardcover. pp. viii, 148.12mo,,Bound in half leather of marbled boards, with marbled foredges,'Containing a full and true account of his many famous and valiant actions, remarkable and brave exploits, and noble and renowned victories.' A 'New Edition, with Engravings'. Front hinge was weak but has been expertly (and unnoticeably) repaired. Board edges quite worn and boards scuffed, although joints tight. Contents clean: a good copy notwithstanding. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 9900036313
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68 | £UK 60.25 | JP¥ 8094]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: ;;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
Pascal Breland
Winnipeg, MB, Government of Manitoba, 1984. Wraps. pp. 12.8vo,,Stapled card covers: in near fine condition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. One of a series of a series of historical pamphlets published by the Historic Resources Branch of the Government of Manitoba.
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Book number: 9900034646
USD 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 917]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Exploration;Fur trade;Red River colony;Metis;Hudson's Bay Co;North-West Company;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
[BARNES, REGINALD HENRY, AND CHARLES EDWARD BROWN]
Spurgeon the People's Preacher
London, Walter Scott, ND (1892). 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. vi, 330.8vo,,Bound in original decorated cloth with all edges gilt,No authors are identified, nor is a date of publication given, but Turner, 'The Walter Scott Publishing Company, A Bibliography', 436.a, identifies the authors and suggests a publishing date of 1892. The cloth is very stained, soiled, and rubbed. The endpapers are also soiled, but they are not split and the hinges are tight. Someone has done a little coloring to the frontispiece. The contents show the odd spot of foxing, but are otherwise quite clean. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 9900041606
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Charles Spurgeon;Religion;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
COPLAND, AARON AND VIVIAN PERLIS
Copland 1900 Through 1942
New York City, St. Martin's/Marek, 1984. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xii, 402.8vo,,,Affixed to the front free endpaper is a bookplate on which is printed: 'From the Personal Library of Dr. Lorne Watson Director, School of Music 1948-1981 Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba'. Other than the autographs of the authors, and this bookplate, the book is unmarked, tightly-bound and in very good, to near fine, condition. The dust jacket shows light shelf wear, but is otherwise in very good condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. This copy inscribed: 'Greetings! (signed) Aaron Copland and (signed) Vivian Perlis'. ISBN 0312169620.
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Book number: 9900044373
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 226.5 | £UK 200.5 | JP¥ 26980]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Music;Composer;Composing;American music;;;;; black-and-white photographs

 
ABERBACH, DAVID
Bialik
New York, Grove Press, 1989. Paperback. 8vo. Very good+. Jewish Thinkers Series.
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Book number: 026952
USD 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | £UK 5 | JP¥ 648]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ACKROYD, PETER
Chaucer Brief Lives
London, Vintage, 2005. Paperback. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 042213
USD 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 7 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 809]

 
ADAIR, JAMES R.
The Man from Steamtown the Story of F. Nelson Blount
Chicago, Moody Press, 1967. 1st edition. Hardcover. 224 pp.8vo,,Spine ends bumped, else vg+/vg+. Ill.: Black-and-white photographs. The life and career of the millionaire blueblood who got into the railroad so he could drive a train.
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Book number: 9900020175
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Railroads;Railway;Transportation;Business Biography;F. Nelson Blount;;;; Black-and-white photographs

 
ADAMS, HENRY / SKETCHES BY JERRY PINKNEY
The Education of Henry Adams
Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library, 1982. Hardcover. pp. 530.8vo,,Beautifully bound in full brown leather with gilt embellishments,A title in the series 'The 100 Greatest Books of All Time'. In near fine condition with no markings indicating previous ownership. The book appears unread, and seldom opened. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. A limited edition published only for subscribers, bound in full ornamented leather, with all edges gilt and silk moire endpapers.
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Book number: 9900043523
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2158]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Bindings;Biography;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
ADCOCK, F. E.
Thucydides and His History
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1963. Hardcover. 8vo. Condition: ex-library; bookplate to front pastedown, stamp to ffep, card to rfep, bookplate to rear pastedown, spine label, no other library markings; overall very good-. .
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Book number: 037148
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]

 
AGUIRRE, CARMEN
Something Fierce; Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter
Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre, 2011. Paperback. 8vo. Very good+. .
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Book number: 043585
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Biography

 
AKBAR, M. J.
Nehru The Making of India
New York, Viking, 1989. Hardcover. pp. xii, 609. Thick 8vo. Very good+ in very good, lightly rubbed dustjacket. .
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Book number: 049392
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Biography

 
AKIRA, ASA
Insatiable Porn, a Love Story
New York, Grove Press, 2014. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good+ dustjacket. .
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Book number: 056510
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1187]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ALDINGTON, RICHARD
Lawrence of Arabia a Biographical Enquiry
London, Collins, 1955. Hardcover. pp. 448.8vo,,Sl. shelf wear, else clean, tight, and in very good condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. O'Brien E-192. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 9900043126
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: T. E. Lawrence;The Desert War;Arabs;T. E. Shaw;;;;; black-and-white photographs

 
ALEXANDER, PAUL
Rough Magic A Biography of Sylvia Plath
Cambridge, Da Capo Press, 2003. Paperback. 8vo. Black and white photographic reproductions. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 046133
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]

 
ALI, NUJOOD
I Am Nujood: Age 10 and Divorced
New York, Broadway Books, 2010. Paperback. 8vo. Very good+. .
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Book number: 053307
USD 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 917]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ALLENDE, ISABEL
Paula
New York, HarperPerennial, 1996. Paperback. 8vo. Light general shelfwear, light edgewear, one small spot of soiling to front cover; very good-. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden.
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Book number: 035943
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 971]
Catalogue: Biography

 
AMBURN, ELLIS
Subterranean Kerouac The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac
New York, St. Martin's Griffin, 1999. Paperback. 8vo. Very good+. .
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Book number: 041660
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1295]

 
ANDERSON, KATRINA
Blessed Portrait of Asdis Sigrun Anderson
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Anderson, 2007. Paperback. pp. xv, 267. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 042730
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1187]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ANDERSON, KATRINA
Blessed Portrait of Asdis Sigrun Anderson
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Anderson House Publishing, 2007. Paperback. pp. xv, 267. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 042731
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1187]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ANDERSON, JON LEE
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
New York, Grove Press, 1997. Paperback. pp. xv, 814. 8vo. Black and white photographic plates. Front cover curled, ink gift inscription; good+. .
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Book number: 051451
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1187]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ANDERSON, JON LEE
Che Guevara A Revolutionary Life
New York, Grove Press, 1998. Paperback. Thick 8vo. Black and white photographs. Very good+. .
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Book number: 057734
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1349]
Catalogue: Biography

 
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
A Story Teller's Story
Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve Press, 1968. reprint. Hardcover. 360 pp.8vo,,Nf in sl scuffed but vg+ dj. A quality reprint of Anderson's first autobiography, first published in 1924. Edited by Ray Lewis White.
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Book number: 9900011116
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 1889]
Keywords: Biography;Tar;Winesburg, Ohio;;;;;;

 
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
Tar: A Midwest Childhood
Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve Press, 1969. Reprint. Hardcover. xx, 257 pp.8vo,,Nf in sl scuffed but vg+ dj. A quality reprint of Anderson's second autobiography, first published in 1926. A critical text, edited by Ray Lewis White.
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Book number: 9900011117
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 1889]
Keywords: Biography;Anderson, Sherwood;;;;;;;

 
ANDERSON, J. K.
Xenophon: Classical Life and Letters
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974. Hardcover. pp. 206, 8vo. Black and white photographic plates. Light shelfwear, previous owner's embossed stamp to ffep; very good in lightly scuffed, very good Brodarted dustjacket with sunning to spine. .
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Book number: 050759
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1349]

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