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The Letters of a Portuguese Nun, Alcoforado, Marianna
1 Alcoforado, Marianna The Letters of a Portuguese Nun
London David Nutt 1893 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and spine titles, rubbed, bumped; spine split, minor soiling; printed in red and black by Constable on handmade paper, clean but aged with gilt top edges; tight binding; publisher's flyer tipped in on front pastedown, tape residue on front and rear pastedowns. 
Translated by Edgar Prestage. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 209 pages 
Price: 29.95 USD
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2 Atherton, Gertrude Franklin The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
New York, NY The MacMillan Company 1902 First Edition; 2nd Printing Hardcover Good+; Maroon cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and white titles, spine sunned; clean pages, gilt top edges; tight binding; notes. 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 546 pages 
Price: 4.95 USD
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3 Augustinus, Aurelius The Confessions of St. Augustine
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1979 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover As New with no dust jacket; As new condition. Illustrated by Edy Legrand 
Full leather with raised spine bands, stamped gilt decoration, gilded page edges; satin ribbon page marker; moire endpages; color frontispiece by David Jarvis; illustrated by Edy Legrand. "The book is printed on archival quality paper especially milled for this edition. It is acid-neutral and conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability...." ; Collector's Edition, the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series; Drawings; 10.25" x 7.5" x 1.5625"; 296 pages 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Valiant Friend  The Life of Lucretia Mott, Bacon, Margaret Hope
4 Bacon, Margaret Hope Valiant Friend The Life of Lucretia Mott
New York, NY Walker & Company 1980 0802771904 / 9780802771902 First Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good; Pictorial paperback, small corner crease; clean pages; tight binding; black and white photographs; index. Signed by Author
SIGNED and dated (March 27, 1993) by author on title page; fellow Quaker Bacon does us a favor in restoring Mott's admirable humanity. ; Trade PB; 8.20 X 5.40 X 0.90 inches; 265 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Shanghai Diary  A Young Girl's Journey from Hitler's Hate to War-Torn China, Bacon, Ursula
5 Bacon, Ursula Shanghai Diary A Young Girl's Journey from Hitler's Hate to War-Torn China
Milwaukee, OR M Press 2004 1595820000 / 9781595820006 Second Edition; 1st Printing Paperback As New; An uncorrected proof in white stiff covers with black titles. Clean pages; tight binding Illustrated by Henry Lansing (Heinz Levysohn) 
Advance Reader's Copy. By the late 1930s, Europe sat on the brink of a world war. As the holocaust approached, many Jewish families in Germany fled to one of the only open port available to them: Shanghai. Once called "the armpit of the world," Shanghai ultimately served as the last resort for tens of thousands of Jews desperate to escape Hitler's "Final Solution." Against this backdrop, 11-year-old Ursula Bacon and her family made the difficult 8,000-mile voyage to Shanghai, with its promise of safety. But instead of a storybook China, they found overcrowded streets teeming with peddlers, beggars, opium dens, and prostitutes. Amid these abysmal conditions, Ursula learned of her own resourcefulness and found within herself the fierce determination to survive. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 267 pages 
Price: 13.95 USD
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The Log of the Skipper's Wife, Balano, James W
6 Balano, James W The Log of the Skipper's Wife
Camden, ME Down East Books 1979 089272062X / 9780892720620 First Edition; 7th Printing Paperback As New; Pictorial trade paperback, pages clean; tight binding; 
This is from the diary of the author's mother who sailed around the world with her husband on his various ships for a period of 20 years. This is her eyewitness account of life from 1910 to 1912 aboard some of the last of the vaunted Maine windjammers. ; B&W Photographs; 160 pages 
Price: 8.95 USD
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History's Daughter  The Life of Clara Endicott Sears Founder of Fruitlands Museums, Barton, Cynthia H.
7 Barton, Cynthia H. History's Daughter The Life of Clara Endicott Sears Founder of Fruitlands Museums
Harvard, MA Fruitlands Museums 1988 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover As New in Very Good dust jacket; Light blue cloth hardcover with silver titles; DJ spine sunned; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated. SIGNED by author Signed by Author
Transmittal letter laid in. ; B&W Photographs; 9.40 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 167 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Storm Diary Nantucket 1991, Beegel, Susan F.
8 Beegel, Susan F. Storm Diary Nantucket 1991
Nantucket Mill Hill Press 2011 First Edition; 1st Printing Paperback New; Pictorial stiff covers; stapled binding; clean pages; tight binding. 
Dr. Beegel wrote these day-by-day/hour-by-hour diary accounts of two 1991 storms that battered Nantucket and the Northeast. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages 
Price: 5.95 USD
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The Ventian Painters of the Renaissance With an Index to Their Works, Berenson, Bernard
9 Berenson, Bernard The Ventian Painters of the Renaissance With an Index to Their Works
New York, NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1894 Third Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Brown cloth hardcover with gilt titles, spine sunned; frontispiece with tissue guard; clean pages except for usual ex-library marks; tight binding. 
Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 168 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Schooldays with Kipling, Beresford, G. C.
10 Beresford, G. C. Schooldays with Kipling
New York, NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1936 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Not a reprint; Original brown cloth hardcover with black and light blue titles and decoration; clean pages; tight biding; former owner's name on ffep. 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pages 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Searching for the Good, Brewer, Thomas A
11 Brewer, Thomas A Searching for the Good
Wilton, CT Quaise Publications 2000 0970133901 / 9780970133908 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover New in New dust jacket; Green cloth hardcover with gilt titles; clean pages; tight binding; 294pp. 1.00 x 9.25 x 6.25 
". ..speaks to the heart of anyone seeking a true understanding of how the war unfolded in the lives of those who fought in it." ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 294 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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A Collection of Letters of Thackeray 1847-1855, Brookfield, Jane Octavia (editor)
12 Brookfield, Jane Octavia (editor) A Collection of Letters of Thackeray 1847-1855
New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1888 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Brown beveled cloth hardcover with gilt titles, rubbed, spine tail frayed; foxing on title page and end papers otherwise clean pages with gilt top edges; tight binding; index. 
Most of the letters in this collection were written by Thackeray to Jane Brookfield and her husband, Reverend W. H. Brookfield. The letters in this volume were selected and edited by Mrs. Brookfield who also wrote the introduction and provided notes. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 243 pages 
Price: 59.95 USD
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ZEB: a Celebrated Schooner Life, Burroughs, Polly
13 Burroughs, Polly ZEB: a Celebrated Schooner Life
Riverside, CT The Chatham Press 1972 856990507 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket; Gray cloth hardcover with blue titles and decoration in the form of dockside loading activities; DJ piece missing from rear panel; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated; 160 pages. Illustrated by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Et Al 
A sailor and a celebrity. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Reminiscences of a Journalist, Congdon, Charles T.
14 Congdon, Charles T. Reminiscences of a Journalist
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1880 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good-; Brown cloth hardcover with gilt titles and spine decoration, rubbed, bumped; clean pages except for usual ex-library marks; loose hinges. 
The author was a leading journalist in the mid 19th century. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 393 pages 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Edward Clinton Terry, PH. B.  Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Corbin, William H.
15 Corbin, William H. Edward Clinton Terry, PH. B. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers
Hartford, CT Privately Published By Louise E. Terry 1943 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and decoration; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 22.95 USD
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The Last Twelve Years of Joseph Conrad, Curle, Richard
16 Curle, Richard The Last Twelve Years of Joseph Conrad
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1928 First edition, as stated; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Navy cloth hardcover with gilt decoration on the front board and gilt and pale red spine titles and decoration; clean pages, deckled fore edges; tight binding; former owner's name on ffep. 
Curle was a friend, and for a time, assistant to Conrad. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Conrad to a Friend 150 Selected Letters from Joseph Conrad to Richard Curle, Curle, Richard (editor)
17 Curle, Richard (editor) Conrad to a Friend 150 Selected Letters from Joseph Conrad to Richard Curle
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc. 1928 First edition, as stated; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Navy cloth hardcover with gilt decoration on the front board and gilt and pale red spine titles and decoration; fold-out facsimile letter as frontisepiece; clean pages, deckled fore edges; tight binding. 
Curle was a friend, and for a time, assistant to Conrad. Publisher's flyer for G. Jean-Aubry's Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters laid in. Notes and introduction by Curle. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 19.95 USD
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The Last Love Song  A Biography of Joan Didion, Daugherty, Tracy
18 Daugherty, Tracy The Last Love Song A Biography of Joan Didion
New York, NY St. Martin's Press 2015 1250010020 / 9781250010025 First edition, as stated; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Black hardcover with silver titles; clean pages; tight binding; index. 
B&W Photographs; 9.37 X 6.14 X 1.57 inches; 728 pages 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Fannie St. John A Romantic Incident of the American Revolution, De Lesdernier, Emily Pierpont
19 De Lesdernier, Emily Pierpont Fannie St. John A Romantic Incident of the American Revolution
Boston Hurd and Houghton 1874 First Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good; Green with blind embossed and stamped decorations and gilt spine titles, rubbed, spine tail and head frayed; clean pages except for single stamp of an historical association; tight binding 
A biographical account of the author's grandfather and family. ; Ex-Libris; 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches ; 63 pages 
Price: 49.95 USD
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20 Defoe, Daniel A Journal of the Plague Year....
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1978 First Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover As New with no dust jacket; As new condition. Illustrated by Domenico Gnoli 
Full leather with raised spine bands, stamped gilt decoration, gilded page edges; satin ribbon page marker; moire endpages; color frontispiece and drawings by Domenico Gnoli. "The book is printed on archival quality paper especially milled for this edition. It is acid-neutral and conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability...." ; Collector's Edition, the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series; B&W Illustrations; 10.25" x 7.125" x 1.375"; 271 pages 
Price: 19.95 USD
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