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Walk This Way  The Autobiography of Aerosmith (Author Signed), Aerosmith &  Stephen Davis
1 Aerosmith & Stephen Davis Walk This Way The Autobiography of Aerosmith (Author Signed)
Avon Books 1997 0380975947 / 9780380975945 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by Tyler, Hamilton, Whitford, and Kremer. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover and book housed in slipcase. From Aerosmith's heyday in the late 1970s, which they spent "gacked to the nines" (as lead singer Steven Tyler puts it), to the Aerosmith of today--clean, sober, and adored by millions--the band has a long, hard history. Walk This Way chronicles the whole story: drugs, booze, and all.Prefaced with the now familiar rock-star "intervention," when Steven Tyler's loved ones cornered him in his manager's office in 1986, the autobiography traces Aerosmith's twisted road, from their New Hampshire roots to their success in Boston to the worldwide fame that they long craved and currently enjoy. Tyler kicks off this rock & roll exposé, briefly recounting the history of his ancestors in Italy and sharing incidents from his own Northeast childhood. The book is written in interview style, with all five band members talking candidly about the good times--and the bad. We also hear from girlfriends, wives, friends, and various hangers-on. ; Photographs; 9.40 X 6.40 X 1.50 inches; 513 pages; Signed by All Authors 
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The Lincoln Reader, Angle, Paul M.
2 Angle, Paul M. The Lincoln Reader
Rutgers University Press 1947 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
First Edition. Signed by Angle on endpaper. There is a Phi Beta Kappa bookplate from Philadelphia to a John Barringer of Overbrook High School for "excellence in his studies". Dust has chips around edges but is now in mylar archival sleeve. The Lincoln Reader is a biography of Abraham Lincoln written by sixty-five authors. Paul Angle, the noted Lincoln scholar, selected passages from the works on contemporaries, later biographers, and even Lincoln himself, to form a composite portrait of one of the wisest and most beloved American presidents. These passages, interwoven by Angle's running commentary, blend into a single vivid narrative of Lincoln's life, from his boyhood in Indiana to his assassination and funeral. First published in 1947, The Lincoln Reader has long been considered the most definitive, complete, and authentic retelling of the life of Abraham Lincoln. Fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking. ; Photographs; 8.50 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 592 pages; Signed by Editor 
Price: 74.97 USD
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Life and Work of John Williamson Nevin, Appel, Theodore
3 Appel, Theodore Life and Work of John Williamson Nevin
Philadelphia PA Reformed Church Publication House 1889 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original printing not a reprint. Black cover with gold print. Contents clean and tight! Fully Indexed. Cover has spots, corners dented, and fraying to top and bottom of spine. We provide delivery tracking at US orders. Rare. ; 776 pages 
Price: 89.97 USD
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4 Bailey, Hannah Johnston Reminiscences of a Christian life
Winthrop, ME Banner Book and Job Print 1889 Fourth Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cloth, with gold print. Engraving of author on frontpiece. Very clean contents. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 402 pages 
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5 Baldwin, James G. Autobiography of Rev. James G. Baldwin
Dayton, OH United Brethren Publishing House 1912 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with gold print. Life of an itinerant preacher. During 1860's. Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Photographs 
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BEAR  THE HARD LIFE AND GOOD TIMES OF ALABAMA'S COACH BRYANT, Bryant, Paul W. and John Underwood
6 Bryant, Paul W. and John Underwood BEAR THE HARD LIFE AND GOOD TIMES OF ALABAMA'S COACH BRYANT
Boston, MA Little Brown & Co. 1974 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Black and red cover. Has some yellowing to pages. Old price inside front cover. Paul W. (Bear) Bryant's story in his own words. Together with John Underwood a Sports Illustrated writer, Bryant tells of his years coaching football from his days at Maryland, Kentucky, Texas A & M, and Alabama where he coached people not football. Fully indexed with some yellow spots on edges. Unclipped dust with price intact now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare in this condition.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages 
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Looking Forward An Autobiography, Bush, George
7 Bush, George Looking Forward An Autobiography
New York Doubleday 1987 0385141815 / 9780385141819 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed on Vice Presidential bookplate. Extra laid in Bush/Quale bumper sticker. Stated first edition. With Victor Gold. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare. ; Photographs; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 270 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 399.97 USD
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All The Best, George Bush (Author Signed)   My Life in Letters and Other Writings, Bush, George H. W.
8 Bush, George H. W. All The Best, George Bush (Author Signed) My Life in Letters and Other Writings
Scribner 1999 068483958x / 9780684839585 First Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed and inscribed at Kennebunkport July 7, 2000 "To Barbara Ochse, A person who loves books. I hope you like this one! All the Best, George Bush" Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Though reticent in public, George Bush openly shared his private thoughts in his correspondence throughout his life. Fortunately since the former president did not plan on writing his autobiography, this collection of letters, diary entries and memos, with his accompanying commentaryhelp fill a void. Organized chronologically, the volume begins with the eighteen year-old George's letters to his parents during World War II, where he was one of the youngest commisioned Navy pilot's. Reader's will gain an insight into the highlights in Bush's career and of course his vice-presidency and presidency. They will also observe a devoted husband and father, with letters ranging from the serious to the nutty, this collection provides a surprisingly intimate and insightful portrayal of the forty-first (41st) President of the United States. Scarce if not rare. ; Photographs; 9 X 8 X 1.80 inches; 448 pages; Signed by Author 
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An Hour Before Daylight Memories of a Rural Boyhood, Carter, Jimmy
9 Carter, Jimmy An Hour Before Daylight Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Simon & Schuster 2001 0743211936 / 9780743211932 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by President Carter on January 23, 2001 at Hoover Alabama Books a Million. Notice verifying event laid in book. Signed on endpaper. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Fully indexed. Scarce. ; Photographs; 9.30 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author 
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Recollections of a Long Life  an Autobiography, Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard
10 Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard Recollections of a Long Life an Autobiography
Baker & Taylor 1902 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown Cover with gilt print. Uneven cut pages. Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (January 10, 1822 – February 26, 1909) was a leading Presbyterian minister and religious writer in the United States. Cuyler was born at Aurora, New York, but his father died before he was five years old.[1] Cuyler graduated from Princeton University in 1841 and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1846. He first became a pastor in Burlington, New Jersey.[2] Successful in reviving the flagging church, he was called in 1853 as pastor of the Market Street Dutch Reformed Church in New York City. His success there led to Cuyler's installation in 1860 as the pastor of the Park Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, from which he oversaw the construction of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church a block away. Completed in 1862, the church served the largest Presbyterian congregation in the United States. Cuyler's friends and acquaintances included a staggeringly large number of other contemporary notables, including Horatius Bonar, Samuel Hanson Cox, Phillips Brooks, Horace Bushnell, Horace Greely, James McCosh, Gilbert Haven, Joseph Addison Alexander, Albert Barnes, William E. Dodge, Newman Hall, Richard Salter Storrs, Philip Schaff, Stephen H. Tyng, Charles Spurgeon, Benjamin M. Palmer, D. L. Moody, Charles G. Finney, President Benjamin Harrison, Vice President Henry Wilson, and Prime Minister William Gladstone.; 7.50 X 5.20 X 1.30 inches; 356 pages 
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Barnum Presents General Tom Thumb, Desmond, Alice Curtis
11 Desmond, Alice Curtis Barnum Presents General Tom Thumb
New York, NY The Macmillan Company 1954 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue-Grey cloth with red lettering. Has book plate with inscription signed Alice and Tom Desmond, Newburgh, New York, March 16, 1954. Top of spine has light freying. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; missing 8 2008 ; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.97 USD
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12 Dow, Lorenzo Travels and Labors of Lorenzo Dow, in Europe and America Abrief account of his early life and christian experiences, as contained in his journal
New York, NY Richard C. Valentine 1855 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Hardcover 1855 edition not a reprint. Blue decorative cover with gold print. Some spotting to cover. Slight foxing to pages. Pages edges are marbled. Very clean contents. "Lorenzo Dow (October 16, 1777 – February 2, 1834) was an eccentric itinerant American evangelist, said to have preached to more people than any other preacher of his era. He became an important figure and a popular writer. His autobiography at one time was the second best-selling book in the United States, exceeded only by the Bible." Wikipedia Scarce. ; 
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The South African Quirt  (Author Signed), Edmonds, Walter D.
13 Edmonds, Walter D. The South African Quirt (Author Signed)
Little Brown & Co (T) 1985 0316211532 / 9780316211536 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. First Edition stated. Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1985. Good/Good dust jacket condition. THE SOUTH AFRICAN QUIRT IS A CLASSIC TALE OF A BOY'S RITE OF PASSAGE, DRAMATICALLY HEIGHTENED BY THE TERRIFYING STRUGGLE THE BOY, NATTY DUNSTON, MUST UNDERGO AT THE HANDS OF HIS TYRANNICAL FATHER.... May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 1 x 8.4 x 5.8 Inches; 186 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
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The Youthful Haunts of Longfellow, Edwards, George Thornton
14 Edwards, George Thornton The Youthful Haunts of Longfellow
Portland, ME George T. Edwards 1907 Authors Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is the 1907 authors (first) edition. Green cover with gold lettering. Cover shows wear and corners dented. Pages have uneven cut with some uncut. "Presented by the Author, 1914 in ink and signed George Thornton Edwards in pencil on endpaper." There is a drawing by Ethel Ida Chase from a painting by G.P.A. Healey as a frontispiece. Numerous photos and illustrations throughout. Some browning to title page due to age. Printed by Smith and Sale in Portland, Maine. Edwards, George Thornton was born on May 6, 1868 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary J. (Peirce) Edwards. He set several of Longfellow’s poems to music, including “The Rainy Day,” “My Lost Youth,” etc. “My Heart’s in Tipperary Where the River Shannon Flows” and the “Soldier’s Parting Song,” sung by soldiers in Europe before United States entered the war, the latter having been translated into French, Italian and German. Rare signed edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Photographs, illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Signed by Author 
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Pages From a Cold Island, Exley, Frederick
15 Exley, Frederick Pages From a Cold Island
Random House 1975 0394494407 / 9780394494401 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by James Spanfeller 
Looks new except for a very small rubber stamp of former owners name in front. This is authors second novel after "A Fan's Note". This book is part of a Trilogy that ends with "Last Notes from Home". Very Rare copy. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; Cover Illustration; 1.1 x 8.4 x 6 Inches; 274 pages 
Price: 69.97 USD
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16 Finley, James B. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF REV. JAMES B. FINLEY or, Pioneer Life in the West.
Cincinnati, OH Cranston and Stowe, Cincinnati 1853 2nd ?; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Tan Cover Brown print. Signed by Matthew Sedgwick March 6th, 1893. The first edition was blue and had publication date on reverse of title page as 1853. I presume this to be a second as it is early, yet after the first and does not have publication date on reverse of title page. Light foxing, tight binding. Very nice presentation. Scarce.; 
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Straight  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
17 Francis, Dick Straight (Author Signed)
Putnam 1989 0399134700 / 9780399134708 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Author "Bill and Debbie, Hi. Dick Francis". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.; 1.6 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 323 pages; Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".; Signed by Author 
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Souvenirs of A.D. 1913, Godby, W. B.
18 Godby, W. B. Souvenirs of A.D. 1913
Greensboro, N. C. The Apostolic Messenger Office ca 1913 First Edition; First Impression paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Brown softcover booklet with black lettering. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Complete and clean. Possibly no publication date in item. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book. William Baxter Godbey was born in rural Pulaski County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1833. He was raised in a pious Methodist home where, as Godbey states in his autobiography, he came to faith and received a call to preach at the age of three. At sixteen, while attending a Baptist revival meeting in November of 1849, Godbey experienced an outpouring of supernatural power that he considered his moment of conversion. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages 
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In the Arena  An Autobiography (Author Signed), Heston, Charlton
19 Heston, Charlton In the Arena An Autobiography (Author Signed)
New York, NY Berkley Trade 1997 157297267X / 9781572972674 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Charlton Heston on title page. Clean not underlining or marks. This is a paperback book, probably never issued as hardback. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. From Moses to President of the National Rifle Association, this great American had a great influence from Hollywood to the Backwoods of America. Rare.; Photographs; 1.34 x 9.02 x 6.12 Inches; 589 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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In the Arena  An Autobiography (Author Signed), Heston, Charlton
20 Heston, Charlton In the Arena An Autobiography (Author Signed)
Simon & Schuster 1995 0684803941 / 9780684803944 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed on title page by author. Book and dust look new. Dust now in mylar protective cover. eston's memoir traces an amazingly prolific and durable career from his starring roles in historical epics of the 1950s and 1960s (The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur) through disaster films of the 1970s (Earthquake) and into recent years spent largely as a stage actor and in TV character roles. Heston no doubt actually wrote this volume and can be presumed to be a reliable chronicler. Throughout he is unusually generous to colleagues, totally devoted to his family, and surprisingly restrained in offering his well-publicized conservative political views. This memoir of a popular actor and his long career is recommended for most collections. (Review); Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 592 pages; Signed by Author 
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