Category: Biography & Memoirs


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The Rockefeller Billions The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune

By: Abels, Jules

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1965

Seller ID: AL0300032

Clean and intact throughout with penciled price to front endpaper. Dust jacket with some edge wear, price clipped. 399 pages. View more info

Harold the Webbed Or the Young Vykings": Being Volume Two of the Life and Works of Trader Horn

By: Alfred Aloysius Horn, Ethelreda Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1928

Seller ID: AB0200008

Subtitled: " ...the works written by Alfred Aloysius Horn at the age of seventythree, & the life with such of his philosophy as is the gift of age and experience.." Text and pages are clean and intact. Green cloth cover rubbed and edgeworn with faded spine lettering. Frontispiece photograph of Horn. Nice maps as eps. A small dealer sticker on rear ep. 275 pages. View more info

Vagabond Prophet: A Novel of Nostradamus & His Time

By: Allene Symons

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bell Publishing Company: 1987

Seller ID: AT0300017

Clean, unmarked and intact throughout. Pages with minimal edge wear, light edge smudges. DJ unclipped with slight rubbing and edge wear. 187 pages. View more info

James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity

By: Ammon, Harry

Price: $49.99

Publisher: Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia: 1990

Edition: 1st Paperback

Seller ID: AL0400004

First printing thus, 1990 Trade Paper. Tight and unmarked. Minimal spine creasing. Near Fine. View more info


By: Andre Malraux, Terence Kilmartin, translator

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1968

Edition: BCE

Seller ID: AK0600006

Clean throughout with penciled price on fep. DJ with rubbing and wrinkles. Book Club Edition. View more info

The Life Story of Wolfe Tone

By: Aodh De Blacam

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Dublin Ireland, The Talbot Press, Ltd.: 1935

Seller ID: AH0400035

Text clean and intact. Slight edge wear and spotting to pages. Notes on front pastedown. Looseness to spine at binding near front hinge. Cover rubbed and worn with dampstain damage. Color has run and spotted with bleeding to eps. Tile and lettering on spine intact and legible. 225 pages. CRLS View more info

Henry Pomeroy Davison (Henry P. Davison)

By: Bankers Trust Company

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bankers Trust Company: 1922

Seller ID: AV0300008

A small paperbound "Memorial adopted by the board of directors of the Bankers Trust Company on June 13, 1922." Frontispiece of Davison. Appx 7 pages of text plus some lists of board members and descriptions of a special board meeting. View more info

Me and the Orgone: One Man's Sexual Revolution

By: Bean, Orson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus and Robertson: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: AX0500015

Inscribed and signed (apparently by author: "Orson") on front blank endpaper. Text clean and unmarked. Pages intact and fresh with some bending to corners. Dust Jacket with a lot of edge rubbing and moderate edge tears. 119 pages. View more info

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Thank You, Guy Bailey

By: Beckley, John L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Caldwell NJ, John Beckley: 1976

Seller ID: AM0200001

A nice copy of this privately printed testimonial. Penciled price and notes to blank front pages. Interior otherwise clean and pages intact. Cover with light wear. Please see image. 133 pages. View more info

Call Me Lucky

By: Bing Crosby

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1953

Seller ID: AG0400038

Slight pencil mark from deal on fep. Age toning. Pages intact. Cover and edge wear. Second printing thus. 228 pages. View more info

The True Story of Abraham Lincoln, The American: Told for Boys and Girls

By: Brooks, Elbridge S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1896

Seller ID: AK0200016

Text clean and pages intact. Binding sound. Green cover with stains and mottling to rear. Front with some spots and edgewear. Illustrated 239 pages. View more info

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By: Brothers, Joyce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1992

Seller ID: AK0100020

Clean and intact with some age toning and general wear to edges. Cover with some scuffs, smudges and creases. 216 pages View more info

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Lincoln: The Greatest Man of the Nineteenth Century

By: Brown, Charles Reynolds

Price: $31.70

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1922

Seller ID: AW0100003

Text clean and pages intact with some age toning and spotting. Red cloth cover rubbed with some edge wear. Small volume, 12 X 18 cm. 77 pages. View more info

Grant Takes Command

By: Bruce Catton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1969

Seller ID: AF0500029

Clean and unmarked throughout. Blue cloth cover with slight wear, otherwise Near Fine. Printing/Edition not indicated (1969, possible BC). 556 pages. View more info

John Galsworthy: A Biography

By: Catherine Dupré

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1979

Edition: 1sr American

Seller ID: AN0500024

Text and pages clean and intact. Remainder dot on bottom edge. DJ worn with edge tears and curling. 315 pages. View more info

Mr. Pepys of Seething Lane

By: Cecil Abernethy

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, McGrawHill Book Company, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: AB0400019

Text clean and intact. Slight looseness to binding at rear hinge. Red cloth cover rubbed with some bumping and small spots. 384 pages. View more info

The "Maine": An Account of Her Destruction in Havana Harbor, The Personal Narrative of Captain Charles D. Sigsbee

By: Charles D. Sigsbee

Price: $105.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1899

Seller ID: AN0300009

Ex-Library with stickers, card pocket and stamps. Split to binding near front hinge, poorly repaired with tape. Other looseness to binding. Text with minor pencil marks and small smudges. Cover rubbed, edgeworn and faded. 270 pages. View more info

Churchill, Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran

By: Charles McMoran Wilson Moran, Sir Winston Churchill,

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1966

Edition: BCE

Seller ID: AB0400014

Small penciled dealer notes to eps. Text and pages intact and unmarked. DJ rubbed with creases, edge wear and chipping (including a moderate, appx half inch chip/tear to top front). 877 pages. Book Club Edition. View more info

Yeager, An Autobiography

By: Chuck Yeager, Leo Janos

Price: $7.64

Publisher: Toronto, Bantam Books: 1985

Seller ID: AT0300009

Clean and unmarked throughout. Pages intact with some edge wear. DJ intact and unclipped with some rubbing and edge wear/chipping. 342 pages. View more info

Daniel Webster, Volume II, 18301852

By: Claude Moore Fuess

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown and Company: 1930

Seller ID: AC0400006

Text and pages clean, tight and intact with some age toning and edge wear. Green cloth cover worn, spotted, rubbed and with some tearing to top of spine. 465 pages. View more info

The Private Franklin

By: ClaudeAnne Lopez, Eugenia W. Herbert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton: 1975

Edition: BCE

Seller ID: AK0600026

Clean and unmarked throughout with penciled price inside cover on first page. DJ intact and unmarked with some rubbing and edge wear. 271 pages. Book Club Edition. View more info

The Life of Captain Alonso de Contreras, Knight of the Military Order of St. John, Native of Madrid

By: Contreras, Alonso de

Price: $30.11

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: n.d.

Seller ID: AS0200005

Text clean and pages intact with minor edgewear. Oranges cover with some edge wear and darkening to the spine title. Spine with a slight tilt. Binding intact. No Dust jacket. A scarce edition. View more info

Sketches of the Life and Character of the Rev. Lemuel Haynes, A.M., for Many Years Pastor of a Church in Rutland, Vt., and Late in Granville, New York

By: Cooley, Timothy Mather

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1837

Seller ID: AK0100003

Foxing to pages. Binding and pages intact. Cover worn with edgewear and fraying, including wear to spine ends. Otherwise intact. 345 pages. View more info

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Strange, But True: Life and Adventures of Captain Thomas Crapo and His Wife

By: Crapo, Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Bedford MA, Capt. Thomas Crapo, Publisher: 1893

Seller ID: AS0800017

Pages with some staining. Binding weak near front. Otherwise intact. Writing to front endpapers. Brown cloth cover worn but intact. Self published memoir of a captain and his wife who sailed across the Atalntic in a dory. Printed by Frank Wood in Boston. All plates present. 151 pages. Please see image. View more info

Lady Sarah Lennox

By: Curtis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putman's Sons: 1946

Seller ID: AC0200002

Some foxing to eps and edges. Clean and intact otherwise throughout pages and text. Pages and binding intact. Red cloth cover with rubbing and edge wear. Title quite rubbed. 346 pages. View more info

Disraeli and Gladstone a Duo-Biographical Sketch

By: D. C. Somervell

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Garden City NY, Garden City Publishing: 1926

Seller ID: AN0300020

Ex School Library copy. Some marks to endpapers, and tape marks on spine. Text clean and unmarked. Pages intact with some edge spotting and slight bends. Blue cloth cover intact with some wear. 319 pages. View more info

Great Books

By: David Denby

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: AG0500035

Price in pencil. Unmarked otherwise. Pages with some edge spotting and tiny corner bends. DJ with minimal rubbing and some edge wear. First Printing, First Edition. 492 pages. View more info

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and the Culture of American Science

By: David N. Livingstone

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa AL, University of Alabama Press: 1987

Seller ID: AR0500015

Text clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Pages with a book sale stamp on top edge, otherwise Near Fine. DJ unclipped with minimal rubbing and wear, near fine as well. 395 pages. View more info

The Star Treatment

By: Dick Stelzer

Price: $3.38

Publisher: Indianapolis IN, BobbsMerrill: 1977

Seller ID: AA0300013

Clean and unmarked throughout. Tight and intact. Cover with slight edge wear and smudging. DJ with rubbing and edge wear, and some edge tearing repaired with tape. 213 pages. View more info

The Jefferson-Dunglison Letters

By: Dorsey, John M.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia: 1970

Seller ID: AR0300012

1st ed, 2nd printing. Text clean; pages intact. Slight age spotting and penciled price to endpapers. Brown cloth lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Spine with faded letters and a slight tilt. Frontispiece of Dunglison. View more info