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LOUIS XIV

By: Bertrand, Louis; Translated by Cleveland B. Chase

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: H12507


[x], 366p. Pages toned, brown spots of edges, book store label on back pastedown, cover corners worn and spine sunned with gilt faded. 15 b&w plates and frontispiece. (9-1/2"x6-3/8") View more info

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MEMORIES & PORTRAITS

By: Bunin, Ivan; Translated by Vera Traill & Robin Chancellor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Co.: 1951

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12554


217p. Jacket corners worn and edge scraped with spine and back sunned. The 1933 Nobel Prize winner for Literature recollections of Tolstoy, Chekhov, Chaliapin, and Rachmaninov. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. (7-5/8"x5-1/4") View more info

NEVER A DULL MOMENT: THE MEMOIRS OF COUNTESS MARGUERITE CASSINI

By: Cassini, Marguerite

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1956

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12527


[x], 366p. Endpapers toned, brown spots on top page edges. Reminiscences of life as the daughter of a Czarist diplomat before the Russian Revolution and as a refugee, founder of a Florence fashion design house, and then as part of Washington society . 8 b&w photo plates. (8-1/2"x5-3/4") View more info

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JAMES GIBBONS HUNEKER

By: De Casseres, Benjamin & Joseph Lawren

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Joseph Lawren: 1925

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H12553


62p. Signed by author on front endpaper. Pages unopened, pen marginalia (probably by author), paper label on cover front scraped and corners bumped. Appreciation of the American art, music, and theater critic. Includes bibliography. (9-3/4"x6-5/8") View more info

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By: Field, Julian Osgood

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1926

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12523


297p. Book store label on back pastedown, fade spots on back and white spot on sunned spine with gilt faded. Additional adventures of an American gadabout. (8-7/8"x6") View more info

AN AMERICAN DOCTOR'S ODYSSEY: ADVENTURES IN FORTY-FIVE COUNTRIES

By: Heiser, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 1936

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12543


viii, 544p. A few back pages uncut along fore edge, jacket has chips to edges with spine sunned. Chronicles the physician's work in the Pacific Islands, East Asia, and Africa in treating tropical diseases, particularly leprosy, as Philippines Director of Health and then backed by the Rockefeller Foundation International Health Board. (9-3/4"x6-1/2") View more info

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LIGHTNING IN HIS HAND: THE LIFE STORY OF NIKOLA TESLA

By: Hunt, Inez & Wanetta W. Draper

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Hawthorne, California, Omni Publications: 1981

Seller ID: H12391


269p. Price clipped jacket rubbed. Originally published by Sage Books, 1964. Includes bibliography. B&w photo plates. (8-3/4"x6") View more info

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MEMORIES OF A SHIPWRECKED WORLD BEING THE MEMOIRS OF COUNTESS KLEINMICHEL

By: Kleinmichel, Marie, Countess; Translated by Vivian Le Grand

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1923

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12589


286p. Endpapers toned, cover corners lightly worn with spine sunned. Recounts the countess' life with the Russian aristocracy before the revolution. Scarce. 14 leaves of b&w photo plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x5-7/8") View more info

THE TRAGEDY OF RUDOLPH MAYERLING

By: Lonyay, Carl, Count

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12566


[xx], 244p. Brown spots on top page edges and top of jacket, jacket has chips and tears to edges. "The true story of Mayerling revealed for the first time by an intimate friend and relative of the Austrian Royal Family." Includes bibliography. Jacket design by Rand Holub. B&w genealogical chart and 8 leaves of b&w plates. (9-3/8"x6-1/2") View more info

THE STORY OF MY LIFE

By: Marie, Queen of Roumania

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1934

Edition: First

Seller ID: HH3648


xiv, 615p. Jacket creased on front and edges chipped with a large chip at top of spine with edges and spine sunned. 31 b&w photo plates and frontispiece. (9-1/2"x6-1/2") View more info

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VLADIMIR LENIN: A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

By: Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute; Prepared by

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, International Publishers: 1943

Seller ID: H10270


288p. Jacket rubbed with small chips and tears to edge with back soiled and spine sunned. Includes bibliographical notes. (8-3/4"x6") View more info

BRANDEIS: A FREE MAN'S LIFE

By: Mason, Alpheus Thomas

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1946

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12535


[xiv], 713p. Endpapers lightly toned, jacket edges chipped with folds scraped. Includes bibliographic notes. Jacket design by Edgard Cirlin. B&w illustrations and 8 leaves of b&w photo plates. (9-1/2"x6-1/4") View more info

VOLTAIRE IN LOVE

By: Mitford, Nancy

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12533


320p. Brown spots on top page edges, top of jacket, and flap folds, jacket has small chips to edges and spine sunned. Includes bibliography. Account of Voltaire's fifteen-year relationship with the mathematician Marquise du Ch√Ętelet as well as a look at French high society during the Enlightenment. 8 leaves of b&w plates. (8-1/2"x6") View more info

THE ASTORS

By: O'Connor, Harvey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1941

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12548


viii, 488p., xvi. Chip on bottom of jacket spine with corners worn and spine and back sunned. Includes bibliography. Chronicles six generations of the Astor family, how their wealth was acquired, and their place in British and American society. Jacket drawing by E. McKnight Kauffer. 16 b&w plates. (9-1/2"x6-1/2") View more info

THE SANDS OF TAMANRASSET: THE STORY OF CHARLES DE FOUCAULD

By: Preminger, Marion Mill

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books: 1961

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12605


279p. Top of cover edges have brown spots, jacket foxed with tears to edges and corners worn. Frenchman's life who after ordination in the Catholic Church went to live with Tuareg of south Algeria as a place of retreat. Murdered by bandits in 1916, he was beatified in 2005 by Pope Benedict. Includes bibliography. Jacket design by Ernst Reichl. 4 leaves of b&w photo plates. (9-1/4"x6-1/4") View more info

NAPOLEON AND EUGENIE: THE TRAGICOMEDY OF AN EMPIRE

By: Rheinhardt, E.A.; Translated from the German by Hanna Waller

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1931

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12528


[viii], [364p.], xiii. Bookstore label on back pastedown, endpaper toned, jacket back lightly soiled with spine sunned and chips and tears to edges with large chip at top of spine. 7 b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x6") View more info

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BIG ALMA: SAN FRANCISCO'S ALMA SPRECKELS

By: Scharlach, Bernice

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Scottwall Associates: 1990

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H12480


[xii], 334p. Signed by author on flyleaf. Jacket corners worn, price clipped jacket has worn corners and edges scraped. Includes selected bibliography. Born to humble circumstances and married into money, Spreckels became a force in San Francisco life in the 20th century as an arts patron and philanthropist. B&w photographs. (9-1/4"x6-3/8") View more info

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CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: A BOOK IN THE JUGULAR VEIN

By: Sims, Dorothy Rice; With a Foreword by George S. Kaufman & Backword on jacket by Grantland Rice

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1940

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12521


xiv, 203p. Endpapers toned, page fore edges have a few brown spots, jacket edges chipped and spine sunned and front flap separated. Aviatrix, motorcyclist, painter, sculptor, journalist, author, and inventor of psychic bridge Sims, in her late 40s, recounts her adventures. 12 leaves of b&w plates. (7-3/8"x5-5/8") View more info

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POE'S HELEN

By: Ticknor, Caroline

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: H10013


[xiv], 292p. Former owner's book plates on front pastedown and endpaper bookstore label on back pastedown, cover edge worn especially at corners, cover lightly soiled. 12 b&w plates. (7-3/4"x5-1/8") View more info

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COME INTO MY PARLOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARISTOCRATIC EVERLEIGH SISTERS OF CHICAGO

By: Washburn, Charles

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, National Library Press: 1936

Seller ID: H12530


255p. Book store label on back pastedown, jacket edges have chips and small tears with edges sunned. Biography of the proprietors of the Everleigh Club (or brothel) during the first decade of the 20th century in Chicago. 3 leaves of b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x5-3/4") View more info