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The Letters of a Portuguese Nun

By: Alcoforado, Marianna

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, David Nutt: 1893

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 14085


Translated by Edgar Prestage. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 209 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


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


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


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" ... 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


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-mil... 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


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


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

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

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


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

Image for Storm Diary Nantucket 1991

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


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


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


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


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


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


". ..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


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


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


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


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


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


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