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The Shepherd of the Ocean  An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland
1 Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland The Shepherd of the Ocean An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times
Gambit Inc Pubns 1969 0876450184 / 9780876450185 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing. Book looks new, dust has very minor rubs. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 (or 1554) 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in the Siege of Smerwick. The author Jack Hale Adamson (19181975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. This book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. He was a Mormon and served as a missionary in Edinburg, Scotland in 1938-39. (Wikipedia) Fully indexed with bibliography.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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Life and Letters of Peter and Susan Lesley, Ames, Mary Leslely
2 Ames, Mary Leslely Life and Letters of Peter and Susan Lesley
New York And London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1909 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue grey covers with gilt print. Two volume set that is the Knickerbocker Press edition. Volume 2 has crack forming on exterior hinge but not severe. Vol 1 has 526 pages and 15 illustrations, Volume 2 has 562 pages with 15 illustrations and a full index for both volumes. Joseph Peter Lesley (17 September 1819 1 June 1903) was an American geologist. He spent three years assisting Henry D. Rogers in the first geological survey of Pennsylvania. He also graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Philadelphia. He made extensive and important researches in the coal, oil, and iron fields of the United States and Canada and became State geologist of Pennsylvania in 1874.His wife, Susan Inches Lesley (1823-1904), was the daughter of Judge Joseph Lyman, of Northampton, Massachusetts. She married Prof. Lesley in 1849, and devoted herself to the work of organized charities in Philadelphia." Wikipedia Scarce if not rare two volume set. ; Vol. 1 & 2; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 79.97 USD
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Isaac Babel the Lonely Years  1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence, Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew
3 Babel, Nathalie & Andrew R. MacAndrew Isaac Babel the Lonely Years 1925-1939 Unpublished stories and correspondence
Farrar Straus 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange cover with black cloth spine.Some browning to endpapers due to age. Dust in mylar cover. The Lonely Years, a collection of private correspondence, is essential to an understanding of Isaac Babel's life and works. Babel rose to fame in 1920s Russia for such books as Red Cavalry and Odessa Stories. But as Stalin's regime grew repressive, he found it increasingly difficult to write or publish. He was finally arrested in 1939, never to be heard from again. Alternately tender and biting, and accompanied by nine stories from the "lonely years," these letters show an individual laboring against all odds to remain true to his craft and ideals. This edition contains a new introduction, based on previously unreleased information from the KGB files. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 402 pages 
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Garrick   A Biography., Barton, Margaret.
4 Barton, Margaret. Garrick A Biography.
Macmillian 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Dust worn, book clean. David Garrick was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson. Wikipedia ; 1717-1779; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages 
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The Suspended Drawing Room, Behrman, S. N
5 Behrman, S. N The Suspended Drawing Room
Stein and Day 1965 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by joan stoliar Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page. Book and dust look new. Dust has mylar cover. Samuel Nathaniel Behrman (June 9, 1893 September 9, 1973) was an American playwright, screenwriter, biographer, and longtime writer for The New Yorker. His son is the composer David Behrman.; Designer; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; Signed by Author 
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Mary Cassatt The Story of the American Woman, Friend of Degas and Manet, of the Statesman Clemenceau, and of the Poet Mallarme, Who Herself Became a World Famous Artist, Carson, Julia M.H.
6 Carson, Julia M.H. Mary Cassatt The Story of the American Woman, Friend of Degas and Manet, of the Statesman Clemenceau, and of the Poet Mallarme, Who Herself Became a World Famous Artist
David McKay 1966 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust has closed end tear otherwise very good. Mary Stevenson Cassatt ( May 22, 1844 June 14, 1926[1]) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (Now part of Pittsburgh's North Side), but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages 
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7 Chadwick, William The Life and Times of Daniel De Foe; With Remarks Digressive and Discursive
John Russell Smith 1859 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good 
Red cloth binding has freying and hinges weak. Otherwise very good condition and clean contents. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
Price: 26.97 USD
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8 Daly, Joseph Francis The Life of Augustin Daly
New York , NY The Macmillan Company 1917 1st Thus; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold decorative print. Inscribed by author. Back cover has stain. Otherwise clean. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 672 pages 
Price: 42.54 USD
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William the Conqueror  The Norman Impact Upon England, Douglas, David C
9 Douglas, David C William the Conqueror The Norman Impact Upon England
University of California Press 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Dust has damage. David Charles Douglas (18981982) was a historian of the Norman period at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.[1][2] He joined Oxford University in 1963 as Ford's Lecturer in English History,[2] and was the 1939 winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. "David Charles Douglas (18981982) was a historian of the Norman period at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.[1][2] He joined Oxford University in 1963 as Ford's Lecturer in English History,[2] and was the 1939 winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 476 pages 
Price: 8.97 USD
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Recollections of a Varied Career, Draper, William F.
10 Draper, William F. Recollections of a Varied Career
Forgotten Books 2017 1331737869 / 9781331737865 Reprint; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Reprint of the 1909 edition. Excerpt from book: "It may seem presumptuous for a man of ordinary talent, such as I esteem myself, to write his Memoirs; the only good excuse, perhaps, being that his experiences have been out of the ordinary. I began to write simply with the View of leaving a record for my descendants; but as I wrote, it seemed to me that few lives had covered as wide a field as my own."; Classic Reprint; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 444 pages 
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11 Epstein, Edward Jay Legend. the Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald
McGraw-Hill 1978 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Readers Digest Press edition from McGraw-Hill. Book has minor spots to edges otherwise book and dust in excellent condition. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages 
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Feet First, Finney, Ben
12 Finney, Ben Feet First
New York Crown 1971 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean book and dust. Forward by John O'Hara. Mary Hemingway writes on the dust jacket flap: "This book is a delectable reminder that once upon a time people made fun just for its own sake and heirs. Some of its tales are so wild that I wouldn't believe them if it were not Ben Finney who wrote them." ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 255 pages 
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Siegfried and Roy  Mastering the Impossible, The truth behind the Magic, Fischbacher, Siegfried & Roy Ludwig Horn
13 Fischbacher, Siegfried & Roy Ludwig Horn Siegfried and Roy Mastering the Impossible, The truth behind the Magic
William Morrow & Co 1992 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
0688105513 Inscribed and signed in front "To Happy Anniversary, Marijean and Bob, enjoy Sarmonti- Sigfried and Roy , Vegas 1993" Also has two seat tickets glued inside for the March 18, 1993 Sigfried and Roy show. Rare signed copy. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Dust has been price clipped.Siegfried & Roy were a duo of German-American magicians and entertainers, best known for their appearances with white lions and white tigers. It was composed of Siegfried Fischbacher (born June 13, 1939) and Roy Horn (born Uwe Ludwig Horn; October 3, 1944 May 8, 2020).On April 28, 2020, Horn's publicist stated he "tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and is currently responding well to treatment".However, his condition deteriorated and he died at the age of 75 on May 8, 2020, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada. The duo's spokesman, Dave Kirvin, announced Horn's death and said it was due to complications from the disease. Fischbacher stated that "the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend" Rare signed copy. ; Color and B&W Photos; 1 x 10.25 x 8.25 Inches; 320 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 149.97 USD
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14 Flores, Maria The Woman with the Whip
Doubleday 1952 Book Club Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust has tears. Book in excellent condition. The first objective biography of the glamorous and dangerous woman who controlled the Argentine--the late Eva Peron. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages 
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Illustrious Life of Willaim McKinley Our Martyred President, Halstead, Murat
15 Halstead, Murat Illustrious Life of Willaim McKinley Our Martyred President
Murat Halstead 1901 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Gold cover show bug damage and hinges are weak. INSCRIBED by AUTHOR on Title page: "Since President McKinley was assassinated I have written This Book.I never wrote any other covering his Life and Death Oct 7 1901".First Edition/First Printing Portrait plate of McKinley inlaid on cover.; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
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The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson., Headley, Joel Tyler
16 Headley, Joel Tyler The Lives of Winfield Scott and Andrew Jackson.
Charles Scribner 1852 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Brown cover is very worn and cloth spine is bady torn. Contents clean with some foxing. Engravings of Jackson and Scott has heavy foxing. 
Price: 47.97 USD
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Foreign Correspondence The Great Reporters and Their Times, Hohenberg, John
17 Hohenberg, John Foreign Correspondence The Great Reporters and Their Times
New York Columbia University Press 1964 0231026005 / 9780231026000 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cloth cover. Small neatly written name in front, otherwise near fine condition. Mr. Hohenberg was born on Feb. 17, 1906, in a tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. John Hohenberg, who began his journalism career as a teenager by snatching an interview with the president of the United States went on to become administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 502 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Prime Time, The Life Of Edward R. Murrow., KENDRICK, Alexander
18 KENDRICK, Alexander Prime Time, The Life Of Edward R. Murrow.
Little Brown 1969 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Not price clipped. Has small neatly written name of previous owner. "Edward Roscoe Murrow, KBE (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow;[1] April 25, 1908 April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys." Murrow was born Egbert Roscoe Murrow at Polecat Creek, near Greensboro,[2] in Guilford County, North Carolina, the son of Roscoe Conklin Murrow and Ethel F. (ne Lamb) Murrow. His parents were Quakers.[3] He was the youngest of three brothers and was a "mixture of Scottish, Irish, English and German" Murrow's reports (during WWII), especially during the Blitz, began with what became his signature opening, "This is London," ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 548 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Ataturk A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey, Kinross, Lord
19 Kinross, Lord Ataturk A Biography of Mustafa Kemal, Father of Modern Turkey
William Morrow 1965 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust shows minor wear, but now in mylar protective cover. "A must read on leadership, vision and perseverance ! A combination of Ghandi, Washington and de Gaulle but Ataturk above all !" (Reviewer) John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (19041976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatrk and other works on Islamic history. He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford He then became a journalist and writer. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 615 pages 
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Capone; The Life and World of Al Capone, Kobler, J
20 Kobler, J Capone; The Life and World of Al Capone
G.P. Putnam's Sons 1971 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
This is not a book club edition. Black cloth boards with white spine. Dust shows sun fading and some wear. Not price clipped. Prior owners name neatly written in front. Alphonse Gabriel Capone (/'l k?'po?n/;[2] Italian: ['al ka'pone]; January 17, 1899 January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33. John Kobler's (1910-2000) many books include biographies of John Barrymore, Henry Luce, John Hunter, and Otto Kahn. He wrote for the New Yorker and other magazines, and lived in New York City.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 409 pages 
Price: 12.97 USD
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