Category: Biography


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John Charles Mcneill, A Biographical Sketch

By: Adams, Agatha Boyd

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1955

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 16759

Condition: Very Good

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 30 pages; Square, snug and sound copy. Light sunfading to unlettered spine and trace sun outline to front cover. Mild dulling to gilt title letters on cover board. Toning to endpage joints. Contents clean and neat. Uncommon. VG View more info

André Bazin

By: Andrew, Dudley & Francois Truffaut (Foreword)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27498

ISBN: 0195021657

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; Tight and neat in crisp-edged title lettered dust jacket. Feels and appears unread. Jacket has a whisper of toning to the edges, a couple of tiny nicks top edge of the front flap. Mild toning to jacket spine. Handsome fresh copy; F/VG++ View more info

Peter III, Emperor of Russia; The Story of a Crisis and a Crime

By: Bain, Robert N.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, AMS Press: 1971

Seller ID: 21422

ISBN: 0404004482

Condition: Fine

B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; HC in dark brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. With reproduced B&W illustrations. 1971 facsimile of the original 1902 edition, issued without dust jacket. About Fine View more info

Emeric Cruce

By: Balch, Thomas Willing

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Allen, Lane and Scott: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13460

Condition: Very Good

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages; [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY] Publisher's original textured red cloth, lettered in gilt to cover and spine. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at spine ends and tips. Inconspicuous evidence of a bookplate removed from rear pastedown, of the same size as that at front. Inscribed by Balch to Samuel Dickson, who assisted in the book's preparation. Dickson's engraved, foxhunting themed bookplate mounted to front pastedown. T. W. Balch (1866-1927) p... View more info

Admiral George Dewey; A Sketch of the Man

By: Barrett, John

Price: $14.89

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17568

Condition: Very Good

B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 280 pages; HC in publisher's decorative blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to front cover and spine. 1st edition. Bright, snug and neat; no marks. Just trace shelf rub to cloth at tips. A superficial drip stain top edge, barely discernable "quareter" sized tide line in the top margin of some pages mid-book. Illustrated with photographs. VG to VG+ View more info

Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes

By: Barthes, Roland & Richard Howard, (Trans. )

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 1977

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 27489

ISBN: 0809082454

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 186 pages; Snug and neat in crisp-edged pictorial dust jacket with $8.95 isue price intact to unclipped front flap. Thin toning halo to the top and front edges of the jacket flaps and rear apnel. Two minute flakes from the jacket surface mid spine and just a whisper of rub to top corner tips. Snug binding. Very attractive and well preserved copy. NF/VG++ or better View more info

A Sixteenth-Century Nobleman; St. Francis Xavier

By: Benziger, Marieli G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Altadena, CA, Benzinger Sisters: 1972

Seller ID: 25047

Condition: Very Good-

B&W Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages; Paperback is tight and bright in matte pictorial covers. Very mild underlining to one page. Trace shelf wear to spine ends. Slightly shelf cocked. Illustrated with B/W map. VG- View more info

Piaf; A Biography

By: Berteaut, Simone

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, Harper and Row: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17810

ISBN: 0060103132

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 488 pages; HC/DJ. A neat, square solid copy in a very nice dust jacket. A touch of foxing to top page edges. A hint of soiling to photo plate page edges. Inscription to half-title page, signed by Johnny Hauck, Lancaster boxing historian and brother of famous Lancaster boxer, Leo Hauck. Slight traces of shelfwear to jacket edges. VG+/NF; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated View more info

The Real Sarah Bernhardt, Whom Her Audiences Never Knew, Told to Her Friend Mme. Pierre Berton

By: Berton, Therese (Meilhan) Mme - and Basil Woon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Co.: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13195

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages; 1937 Tudor Publishing Co. HC/DJ. 2nd edition after the 1924 Boni Liveright edition. Square solid and neat in original red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Pictorial dust jacket has several short closed tears, small chips and spots of rub to edges. Solid and neat; uncommon in dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. NF/VG- View more info

Paratrooper; the Life of Gen James M Gavin

By: Booth, T. Michael and Duncan Spencer

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19729

ISBN: 0671732269

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

B&W Photographs and maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 494 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket w/ $27.50 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Otherwise superb. Illustrated with B&W photographs. A lovely copy. NF/F. View more info

Boswell; the Great Biographer, 1789-1795

By: Boswell, James; Marlies K. Danziger & Frank Brady (Eds. )

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcgraw-Hill: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11866

ISBN: 0070153744

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell; Facsimile Paintings and engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1989 McGraw Hill. HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Bright, snug and clean. No marks to text. Small remainder mark bottom edge. Dust jacket quite crisp and clean. NF/NF Uncommon in condition. View more info

Moody the Evangelist : A Character Sketch with Original Sayings

By: Bowles, Joseph B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago IL, Moody Press: 1926

Seller ID: 16382

Condition: Very Good

Evangel Booklets, 39.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 31 pages; Slim paperback in illustrated wraps; saddle stapled binding. Sound clean copy; no marks. Light bump and stress crease to tips. Scarce. VG View more info

Christopher Sower and Son; The Story of Two Pioneers in American Printing

By: Brandt, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elgin, IL, Brethren Publishing House: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23435

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; HC/DJ Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's original red cloth is unlettered at spine, as issued. Jacket lightly crimped at spine ends. General slight storage rub to covers. Mild mottling to the cloth along the lower edges of the boards - but no other cosmetic flaws. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG+/VG View more info

My Cap and My Cape, An Autobiography

By: Brinton, Mary Williams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dorrance: 1950

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12591

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages; [SIGNED] 1950 Dorrance & Co. HC 2nd printing. Signed by the author on the front endpage and dated 1950. Original blue cloth with titling in gilt to cover and spine. Binding sound; spine slightly cocked. Some fading to blue cloth at spine and mild presumed silverfish patchiness to the cloth at spine. G+ ; Signed by Author View more info

Walter Benjamin; A Biography

By: Brodersen, Momme & Martina Dervis & Malcolm R. Green & Ingrida Ligers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Verso: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24415

ISBN: 1859849679

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 350 pages; HC/DJ is tight and bright in pictorial dust jacket. Cloth binding slightly shelf cocked. Mild crimping to cloth spine ends. Text clean and unmarked. Illustrated with B/W photographs. NF/F View more info

Thomas Cranmer; Archbishop and Martyr

By: Bromiley, Geoffrey W.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Church Room Book Press: 1977

Seller ID: 23586

Condition: Very Good+

B/W frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages; Paperback in glossy title-lettered covers. Spine lightly age toned and spine ends slightly worn. B/W frontis. VG+ View more info

Select Remains of the Rev. John Brown, Late Minister of the Gospel At Haddington, Who Died June 19, 1787 "Containing, I. Memoirs of His Life; II. Letters to His Friends; III. Religious Tracts; IV. Advices to His Children; V. an Account of Some of His Dying Sayings ; And, VI. Dying Advices to His Congregation; to Which is Added, Address to Students of Divinit

By: Brown, John

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, Printed and Published by Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum at the Franklin Head Bookstore: 1810

Seller ID: 26018

Condition: Very Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 187 pages; Snugly bound in original full speckled calf with red morocco title label at spine. Just mild rub to leather binding at extremitis; corners a little bumped. Prior owner bookplate (period) mounted to front pastedown. Expected light spotting to page stock. Franklin Head Bookshop's [4] page catalog added at rear. Handsome copy; uncommon thus. VG+ (Early American imprints. , Second series ; , no. 19652.) View more info

How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: an Autobiography

By: Bruce, Lenny

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Chicago, Playboy Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 1012W308254

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

1965 Playboy Press HC/DJ 1st printing. Splendid copy. Tight bright and exceptionally neat. No marks. $5.00 issue price intact on unclipped front dj flap. Dust jacket is bright and very neat with no apparent fading to the light sensitive (and usually sunned/faded) tan color used for background. A very mild pull tot the top edge of the rear panel has flawed the jacket with two micro edge tears. Touch of mild handling evidence to dj spine ends. Very attractive 1st ed copy. ... View more info

The Stars Beyond the Storms

By: Burton, Katherine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Benziger Brothers: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27358

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages; Square and neat in glossy illustrated dust jacket. Jacket is bright but worn at edges with several small nicks and tears and a few larger chips; one larger square-shaped open tear along bottom jacket edge obscures part of author's last name. Soild unmarked copy. VG+/VG- View more info

Charles Laughton A Difficult Actor

By: Callow, Simon

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16166

ISBN: 0802110479

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; Snug, solid and very neat in a crisp edged pictorial dust jacket with $18,95 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Just trace shelf evidence to jacket at spine ends. Prior owner's small, circular blind stamp to blank area at the lower corner of the title page. Tight binding - feels and appears unread. NF/NF View more info