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"Cousins By the Dozens"

By: Ward, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Privately Printed, Margaret Ward,


circa 1965; No date or place of publication indicated. Textblock and binding is very clean and tight; Lightly rubbed, unclipped dust jacket with sunned spine and edges. 60pp. View more info

...And Heaven Shed No Tears

By: Herzog, Henry Armin

Price: $37.00

Publisher: London, The Menard Press, 1995


Beautiful gift quality copy! Textblock and binding immaculate and tight. Unclipped dust jacket with light edge and corner wear, lightly rubbed, light shelf wear, scratches along back cover, protected in mylar. 334p. View more info

A Brief Account of the Life and Religious Labors of Sarah Grubb (Formerly Sarah Lynes) A Minister of the Gospel in The Society of Friends

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Tract Association of Freinds, 1876


retired library copy with usual stickers. Blind-embossed seal on 2nd ffep and title page, else textblock is clean and tight. Light wear to head and foot of spine, bumped corners, worn edges. 60pp. View more info

A Builder and His Family 1898-1948: Being the Historical Account of the Contracting, Engineering & Construction Career of W. A. Bechtel and of How His Sons and Their Associates Have Carried Forward His Principles in Their Many Activities

By: Ingram, Robert L.(compiled in the 50th Anniversary Year of Dad Bechtel's Start in Construction by)

Price: $299.00

Publisher: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Inscribed By Author


Privately printed. Author's inked signature and gift inscription on 2nd ffep. Previous owner's bookplate on fep, else very clean and tight. Marbled top edge. Minimal wear to binding, light to moderate edge and corner wear. 112pp. View more info

A Capital Childhood: Coming of Age in the Nation's Capital

By: Drury, Robert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Vintage Voices, 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author


Author's ink signature on title page. Very clean and tight textblock. Crease along the spine, creased corners and wear down spine. 176pp. View more info

A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life

By: Morris, Wright

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library, 1985

Edition: Limited First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author


A beautiful gift quality copy, signed by Wright Morris on second ffep; Privately printed for members of the Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society. Smythe-sewn, with all edges gilt and gilt embossed binding; Silk page marker sewn into headband. Top grain leather binding with four raised bands; Gilt embellished, and printed marble-design endpapers. Textblock and binding immaculate and tight; 306p.; Publisher's letter laid in. View more info

A Cloak of Light: Writing My Life

By: Morris, Wright

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library, 1985

Edition: Limited First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author


Still in publisher's shrink-wrap, a beautiful gift quality copy, signed by Wright Morris on second ffep; Privately printed for members of the Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society. Smythe-sewn, with all edges gilt and gilt embossed binding; Silk page marker sewn into headband. Top grain leather binding with four raised bands; Gilt embellished, and printed marble-design endpapers. Textblock and binding immaculate and tight; 306p.; Publisher's letter laid in. View more info

A Different Valor: The Story of General Joseph E. Johnston

By: Govan, Gilbert E.; Livingood, James W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed By All Authors


Signed in ink by both authors on half title page; First Edition. Retired library copy, minimally marked; Else very clean and tight. Blue cloth spine, grey decorative paper boards, library label on spine, minor shelf wear. Unclipped dust jacket, creasing to head and foot of spine, light edge wear. 470pp., including notes, bibliography, and index. View more info

A Forgotten Chapter of Indian History as Described in the Memoirs of Seth Naomul Notchand, C.S.I., Of Karachi 1804-1878

By: Hotchand, Seth Naomul (written By himself); Bhojwani, Rao Bahadur Alumal Trikamdas (translated By His grandson); James, Sir H. Evan M. (edited with an intro. by); Khuhro, Hamida (new Intro. by)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Karachi, Pakistan, Oxford University Press, 1982

Edition: Reprint


characteristically lightly bubbled end papers, else textblock is very clean and tight. Binding is minimally edge-rubbed and otherwise spotless; Unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the spine extremities and corners; 222p., including index. One of the "Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints". View more info

A Guide To Biography For Young Readers: American-Men of Action

By: Stevenson, Burton E.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913


rear end papers separated at the gutter with hinge solidly intact; front gutter reglued; textblock clean and tight; binding lightly shelf worn with lightly frayed spine extremities; 388pp., including index. View more info

A Lifetime with the Chinese

By: Pennell, Wilfred V.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, South China Morning Post, Ltd., 1974

Edition: First Edition


The author spent over 50 years (1912-1963) in active journalism and broadcasting in China, Hongkong and two other capital centers in East Asia. Very clean and sound with minimal wear. DJ has slight loss at top, on rear. 290 pp., including index. View more info

A Man Called Cervantes (a biographical novel)

By: Frank, Bruno

Price: $7.28

Publisher: NY, Viking, 1935

Edition: BOMC


VG+/VG DJ has chipped, rubbed and torn edges and a closed tear to the lower spine, protected by mylar; Owner's name and quote clipping on ffep, else very clean and tight. View more info

A Personal Record the Shadow Line: a Confession

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Company, 1927

Edition: Reprint


Retired library copy with the usual stamps, and stickers; Textblock is very clean and tight; Binding edge and corner worn; some light bunching and surface soiling at the base of the spine. 133p. View more info

A Place of Her Own: The Story of Elizabeth Garrett

By: Hall, Ruth K.

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Santa Fe, The Sunstone Press, 1976


Small moisture stain on ffep, else textblock is clean and tight. Moderate edge, spine, and corner wear. 171pp. View more info

A Primitive Arcadia: Being the Impressions of an Artist in Papua

By: Silas, Ellis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1926

Edition: First Edition


Moderately foxed textblock, former owner's inked signature/place on ffep, all else is clean and very tight. All page edges foxed. Blue cloth binding with bumped and frayed spine extremities, sunned top edges, lighlty rubbed corners. Large folded map follows index. 230pp., including index. Lacks dust jacket. View more info