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Image for Tales from the South China Seas Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century

Tales from the South China Seas Images of the British in South-East Asia in the Twentieth Century

By: Allen, Charles

Price: $4.95

Publisher: London, Futura: 1984

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11585

ISBN: 0708824943

Condition: Very Good; Pictorial trade paperback, front cover crease; clean pages; tight binding; glossary; illustrated.


Concluding the trilogy begun with Plain Tales from the Raj and Tales from the Dark Continent. Edited by Allen. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 319 pages View more info

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Plain Tales from the Raj Images of British India in the Twentith Century

By: Allen, Charles

Price: $4.95

Publisher: London, Futura: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus; 5th Printing

Seller ID: 13055

Condition: Very Good; Pictorial trade paperback, amall front cover crease; clean pages; tight binding; glossary; illustrated. Edited by Allen.


One of the trilogy begun including Tales from the Dark Continent and Tales from the South China Seas. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 287 pages View more info

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The Vineyard Journal

By: Bell, Esther Hope Lovell

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Martha's Vineyard, MA, Kendron Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 9321

Condition: Very Good; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding; illustrated.


A journal dictated to her children as she lay dying of cancer. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 124 pages View more info

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American Prometheus The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

By: Bird, Kai & Martin J. Sherwin

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Knopf: 2005

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 12922

ISBN: 0375412026

Condition: Very Good; Blue hardcover with maroon cloth spine and silver titles; DJ light crease on spine tail and Winner of the ulitzer Prize sticker on front panel; clean pages; tight binding.


SIGNED on the title page by both authors, with dedication "To Curtis and Joan, Lovers of history! Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin another Jean Mayer fan! "; 9.30 X 6.50 X 1.70 inches; 721 pages View more info

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An American Requiem God, My Father, and the War That Came between Us

By: Carroll, James

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition; 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 11628

ISBN: 039577926X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Gray hardcover with red spine and gilt titles; clean pages; tight binding; illustration.


A National Book Award winner, and as you read it, you know you will never forget. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages View more info

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Memories and Adventures

By: Churchill, Winston Spencer

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1989

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 3596

ISBN: 1555841686

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


The grandson of Winston Churchill's autobiography. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages View more info

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The Lost Daughters of China

By: Evans, Karin

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, J P Tarcher: 2001

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11283

ISBN: 1585421170

Condition: Very Good+; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding.


"A cross-cultural adventure of the soul" ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages View more info

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The Evolution of Life Described in the Memoirs of Major Seth Eyland, Late of the Mounted Rifles

By: Eyland, Seth (Pseudonym Of David Edward Cronin)

Price: $495.00

Publisher: New York, S. W. Green's Son: 1894

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12855

Condition: Good; Not a REPRINT. Original brown cloth hardcover with blind embossed decoration and gilt spine titles, bumped, rubbed and weak attachment of spine; hinge cracked (could use some loving, professional repair) and title page loose; clean pages. A rare, original book.


"...he has now written a chatty and highly personal autobiography, which suffices also to give in some measure a picture of his times." The Literary World Vol 15, 1894. Cronin (1839-1925) enlisted in the Army at the beginning of the Civil War and became an artist for Harper's Weekly. He was know as a painter, illustrator and journalist. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 336 pages View more info

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A Blessing over Ashes The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother

By: Fifield, Adam

Price: $4.95

Publisher: William Morrow: 2000

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12964

ISBN: 0380976803

Condition: As New in Very Good+ dust jacket; White hardcover with black spine and silver titles; clean pages; tight binding.


"...an unusual story that combines classic coming-of-age events with the sad history of a young refugee from the devastated Cambodia of the last decades. Soeuth--the refugee--came to live with the Fifield family at the age of 14. Adam, the family's eldest son, narrates the story in conversational slang; reading this book is like listening to an old friend tell his surprising life story. ; 9.40 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 336 pages View more info

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Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland...also, the Life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks

By: Handford, Thomas W.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Chicago, Belford, Clarke & Co.: 1884

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12840

Condition: Very Good; Blue hardcover with black embossed decoration and gilt titles, spine head frayed; clean pages; tight binding.


A typical 19th century political biography for the 1884 presidential campaign with political details of the time. Full title: Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland, the Fearless and Independent Governor of the Empire State, and Candidate for President of the United States, Reciting the Annals of His Successful Career from Obscurity to the Eminent Position which He Now Holds in the Administration of the People. Also, the Life of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks,... View more info

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Salmon Portland Chase

By: Hart, Albert Bushnell

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1899

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12971

Condition: Very Good; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and decoration, rubbed; scant penciled marginalia; index.


Hart presents Chase "as the central figure in three episodes which are of great historic importance, --the Western political anti-slavery movement, the financial measures of the Civil War, and the process of judicial reconstruction." ; American Statesmen, Edited by John T. Morse, Jr. Series; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 465 pages View more info

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Luther Halsey Gulick Missionary in Hawaii, Micronesia, Japan, and China

By: Jewett, Frances Gulick

Price: $174.95

Publisher: Boston, Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Company: 1895

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 13539

Condition: Very Good; THIS IS NOT A REPRINT. Dark green cloth hardcover with gilt titles, lightly rubbed; frontispiece with tissue guard; clean pages, gilt top edges; tight binding; maps; former owner's name on ffep.


A fine biography of a somewhat liberal 19th century missionary who was involved in education, newspaper publishing and was an outspoken critic of conservative forces in the Kingdom of Hawaii. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages View more info

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Men of Maryknoll

By: Keller, James and Meyer Berger

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1944

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 122

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket; Light blue cloth hardcover with silver titles; SIGNED by author James Keller on ffep; clean pages; tight binding; DJ chipped and repaired with cello tape.


Written during Waorld War II, these are the stories of Marryknollers at work in China, Japan, the Philippines and South America, many caught in the tide of war. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages; Signed by One Author View more info

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The McArthurs of Limington, Maine 1783-1917

By: King, Elizabeth

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Falmouth, ME, Kennebec River Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 7933

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket; Green cloth hardcover with gilt titles; bottom of pages wrinkled from moisture, but does not affect text; tight binding; illustrated; index.


The biography of a Maine family. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87 pages View more info

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Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam

By: Larsen, Wendy Widler and Tran Thi Nga

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: First edition, as stated; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11356

ISBN: 0394549856

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Rust hardcover with purple cloth spine and copper decoration and spine titles; faux marble end papers; clean pages; tight binding.


As clear and strong a story of Vietnam you will ever read. "If you weren't there, these prose poems are merely gorgeous . If you were, they are heartbreaking." Nicholas Proffin. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages View more info

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Shallow Graves: Two Women and Vietnam

By: Larsen, Wendy Widler and Tran Thi Nga

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1986

Edition: First edition, as stated; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11357

ISBN: 0394549856

Condition: Very Good; Rust hardcover with purple cloth spine and copper decoration and spine titles; faux marble end papers; clean pages; tight binding. Remainder mark on top page edges.


As clear and strong a story of Vietnam you will ever read. "If you weren't there, these prose poems are merely gorgeous . If you were, they are heartbreaking." Nicholas Proffin. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages View more info

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Karl Marx A Brief Biographical Sketch with an Exposition of Marxism

By: Lenin, V. I.

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Peking, Foreign Languages Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12757

Condition: Very Good; Pictorial paperback; clean pages; tight binding.


A classic originally written in 1913. This edition is from an English translation published in Moscow in 1951 ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 63 pages View more info

The Life of Goethe

By: Lewes, George Henry

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons: 1935

Edition: First Edition Thus; Later Printing

Seller ID: 14560

Condition: Very Good-; Fawn cloth hardcover with gilt spine titles with Ravilious-designed icon blind embossed on front board, rubbed, spine sunned; tight binding; clean pages; scallop design endpapers; index.


269 in Everyman's Library. Since this printing was issued in the "Biography" category, one would expect it to be bound with rose cloth; however, this copy with scalloped design endpapers (1935) is bound in "fawn" cloth, which was supposed to be reserved for books in the "science" category. ; Everyman's Library Series; Vol. 269; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 593 pages View more info

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Daniel Webster

By: Lodge, Henry Cabot

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1899

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12979

Condition: Very Good-; Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and decoration, rubbed, hinges cracked; penciled marginalia; index.


Lodge, of course, sings the praises of Mr. Webster. ; American Statesmen, Edited by John T. Morse, Jr. Series; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 372 pages View more info

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Viscount Palmerston, K. G.

By: Marquis Of Lorne

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1892

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 12845

Condition: Very Good; Brown cloth hardover with gilt titles, som mottling, especially on the rear board; frontispiece with tissue guard shows foxing; clean pages; tight binding.


The author, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll KG KT GCMG GCVO VD PC (1845 – 1914) ,...was a British nobleman and the fourth Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. He was married to the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. ; The Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria, Edited by Stuart J. Reid Series; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 240 pages View more info