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Women of Worth A Book for Girls

By: Ashton, Sophia Goodrich (editor)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, NY, James G. Gregory: 1863

Edition: First Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 14613

Condition: Very Good; Blind embossed brown hardcover with gilt decoration and spine titles, spine lightly sunned; frontispiece differs from that described in the list of illustrations; Title page also differs from that in the earlier printing; clean pages; tight binding.


Originally published by W. A. Townsend and Company, New York in 1860. On a free end paper appears the former owner's name and a dedication dated December 25, 1865. Drawings are by William Dickes. The short biographies include both originals by the editor and others from contemporary publications. ; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages View more info

The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton

By: Atherton, Gertrude Franklin

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, The MacMillan Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition; 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 14191

Condition: 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 View more info

Tall Ships to Cathay

By: Augur, Helen

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition, as stated; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14526

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Beige cloth hardcover with blue spine titles; DJ, chipped, not price clipped; tears, in Mylar cover; clean pages; tight binding illustrations.


B&W Photographs; 8.10 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 255 pages View more info

The Confessions of St. Augustine

By: Augustinus, Aurelius

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14253

Condition: As New with no dust jacket; As new condition.


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 View more info

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Shanghai Diary A Young Girl's Journey from Hitler's Hate to War-Torn China

By: Bacon, Ursula

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Milwaukee, OR, M Press: 2004

Edition: Second Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13042

ISBN: 1595820000

Condition: As New; An uncorrected proof in white stiff covers with black titles. Clean pages; tight binding


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 wi... View more info

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The Log of the Skipper's Wife

By: Balano, James W

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Camden, ME, Down East Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition; 7th Printing

Seller ID: 7921

ISBN: 089272062X

Condition: 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 View more info

Barney, Bradley, and Max Sixteen Portraits in Jazz

By: Balliett, Whitney

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14520

ISBN: 0195061241

Condition: As New in Very Good dust jacket; Navy hardcover with blue cloth spine and silver titles; clean pages; tight binding.


8.30 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 213 pages View more info

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History's Daughter The Life of Clara Endicott Sears Founder of Fruitlands Museums

By: Barton, Cynthia H.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Harvard, MA, Fruitlands Museums: 1988

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13488

Condition: 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


Transmittal letter laid in. ; B&W Photographs; 9.40 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 167 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Storm Diary Nantucket 1991

By: Beegel, Susan F.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Nantucket, Mill Hill Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13193

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Ventian Painters of the Renaissance With an Index to Their Works

By: Berenson, Bernard

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1894

Edition: Third Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13835

Condition: 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" - 7½" tall; 168 pages View more info

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Schooldays with Kipling

By: Beresford, G. C.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1936

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13834

Condition: 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 View more info

Remembering Bix A Memoir of the Jazz Age

By: Berton, Ralph

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition, as stated; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14521

ISBN: 0060103043

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket; Brown cloth hardcover with gillt and copper spine titles, clean pages, deckled fore edges; tight binding; illustrated; index.


B&W Photographs; 9.30 X 6.60 X 1.70 inches; 428 pages View more info

Mary Ellen Pleasant 1817 to 1904 Mother of Human Rights in California

By: Bibbs, Susheel

Price: $19.95

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, MEP Enterprises: 1996

Edition: Second Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14400

Condition: Very Good; Staple bound pictorial paperback clean pages tight binding; illustrated.


First published in conjunction with the exhibit, "Mary Ellen Pleasant, 1817-1904, Mother of Human Rights in California. California State Capitol Museum," California Depatment of Parks and Recreation February -- April, 1996. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 15 pages View more info

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Searching for the Good

By: Brewer, Thomas A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Wilton, CT, Quaise Publications: 2000

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11358

ISBN: 0970133901

Condition: 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 View more info

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A Collection of Letters of Thackeray 1847-1855

By: Brookfield, Jane Octavia (editor)

Price: $59.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14077

Condition: 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" - 7½" tall; 243 pages View more info

Opinions of Oliver Allston

By: Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, NY, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition, as stated; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14495

Condition: Very Good; Green cloth hardcover with white publisher's colophon on the front board and white spine titles, spine lightly sunned; clean pages, deckled fore edges; tight binding; FON on ffep.


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 309 pages View more info

Days of the Phoenix The Nineteen Twenties I Remenber

By: Brooks, Van Wyck

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, NY, E. P. Dutton: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition, as stated; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14512

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket; Gray hardcover with black cloth spine and paper label titles; DJ rubbed; frontispiece; clean pages; tight binding


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages View more info

Here and Nowhere Else Late Seasons of a Farm and Its Family

By: Brox, Jane

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14447

ISBN: 0807062006

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket; Dark green hardcover with light green cloth spine and gilt spine titles; clean pages; tight bindihg.


8 X 5.20 X 0.70 inches; 143 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist

By: Buckland, Frank

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1883

Edition: Later Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 14405

Condition: Very Good-; Green cloth hardcover with gilt titles and gilt and black stamped decoration, rubbed; clean pages except for usual ex-library marks; frontispiece; illustrated; index.


This is a selection of articles by the author that previously appeared in various publications. Originally published in 1875, this is a later edition. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages View more info

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ZEB: a Celebrated Schooner Life

By: Burroughs, Polly

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Riverside, CT, The Chatham Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12121

ISBN: 856990507

Condition: 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.


A sailor and a celebrity. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages View more info