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OH! POSTON, WHY DON'T YOU CRY FOR ME? AND OTHER STOPS ALONG THE WAY

By: Okimoto, Paul M

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Xlibris: 2011

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: P6499

ISBN: 1465395903

Condition: Good


203p. Signed by author on half title page. First few pages wrinkled from moisture exposure, pp. 195-6 torn and creased at top edge, cover creased and edges scraped. Author's experiences during internment at the Poston Relocation Center and his world travels after. B&w photographs. (9"x6") View more info

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MORE OR LESS ABOUT MYSELF

By: Oxford, Margot (Countess of Oxford and Asquith)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1934

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12577

Condition: Good +


[xii], 319p. Endpapers toned, cover edges and spine sunned, page edges have brown spots, inside of jacket toned with chips and tears to edges, some edges uncut. Autobiography by Margot Asquith, who was married to English Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, and the personalities that populated her life of nobility in the late 19th century and early 20th century in England. 11 b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-7/8"x6") View more info

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HOWARD HUGHES: THE HIDDEN YEARS

By: Phelan, James

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1976

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H10445

ISBN: 0394410424

Condition: Very Good


[xviii], 201p. Signed by author on front endpaper. Jacket has small chips and tears to edges with sunned spine and edges. (8-1/2"x5-3/4") View more info

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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

Condition: Good +


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

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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

Condition: Very good


[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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SECOND SERVE: THE RENÉE RICHARDS STORY

By: Richards, Renée with John Ames

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Stein & Day: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11431

ISBN: 0812828976

Condition: Very good


373p. Jacket corners lightly worn. Autobiography of transsexual tennis player. B&w photo plates. (9-1/4"x6-1/2") View more info

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GLENN M. ANDERSON, CONSCIENCE OF CALIFORNIA: THE CONGRESSMAN WHO RESHAPED POLITICS IN THE GOLDEN STATE

By: Roberts, Myron & Harold Garvin

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation: 2001

Seller ID: P5951

ISBN: 0870623028

Condition: Very Good


204p. Date circled on p.172, cover corners lightly worn. B&w photographs. (9"x6") View more info

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NEVER ENOUGH!: PLACES AND PEOPLE MAINLY

By: Sargeson, Frank (Pseudonym of Norris Frank Davey)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Martin Brian & O'Keeffe: 1977

Edition: First

Seller ID: H9358

ISBN: 0856164909

Condition: Very Good +


144p. Cover corners slightly bumped, jacket corners scuffed and spine sunned. New Zealand short story writer Sargeson's third and concluding volume of memoirs. Jacket drawing by Anthony Stones. (8-3/4"x5-1/2") 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

ISBN: 0942087054

Condition: Very good


[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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FLORESTAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROBERT SCHUMANN

By: Schauffler, Robert Haven

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 1945

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11955

Condition: Good


xiv, 574p. 1st printing. Property stamp on half title page and front endpaper, p. 145 creased and stained from paper clip marking page (now removed), a few pages dog eared. 10 b&w plates and frontispiece. (8-1/2"x5-3/4") View more info

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NOT SO WILD A DREAM

By: Sevareid, Eric

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11006

Condition: Very Good


516p., vi. Endpapers lightly toned, jacket has a 1" tear on back bottom edges and chips to edges. The journalist's experiences growing up in North Dakota, during the depression, and as a war correspondent during World War II. Jacket by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. (8-1/2"x5-3/4") View more info

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN, A PORTRAIT OF CARL SHARSMITH

By: Sharsmith, John and Allan Shields

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Mariposa, California, Jerseydale Ranch Press: 1996

Seller ID: P5529

ISBN: 1882803124

Condition: Good +


xxiv, 238p. Back cover scraped. B&w photographs. (9"x6") 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

Condition: Very good


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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CONGRESSMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI

By: Smith, Frank E.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1964

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11847

Condition: Very good


[xii], 338p. 1st printing. Jacket rubbed with creases to top edge with corners worn. (8-1/2"x6") View more info

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WITH STRINGS ATTACHED: REMINISCENCES AND REFLECTIONS

By: Szigeti, Joseph

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1947

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H11397

Condition: Very good


[xiv], 341p., xvii. Signed by author on front endpaper. Book plate on front endpaper, cover corners bumped and edges sunned, jacket has chips and tears to edges. Autobiography of renowned 20th century violinist. 7 leaves of b&w photo plates with frontispiece. (8-5/8"x5-3/4") View more info

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BEYOND THE OUTER SHORES: THE UNTOLD ODYSSEY OF ED RICKETTS, THE PIONEERING ECOLOGIST WHO INSPIRED JOHN STEINBECK AND JOSEPH CAMPBELL

By: Tamm, Eric Enno

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: H11561

ISBN: 1568582986

Condition: Very good


xvi, 365p. 1st printing. Book plate on front endpaper. Jacket design by Steven Amsterdam. Includes bibliography. B&w maps and photographs. (9-1/4"x6-3/8") View more info

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BEYOND THE OUTER SHORES: THE UNTOLD ODYSSEY OF ED RICKETTS, THE PIONEERING ECOLOGIST WHO INSPIRED JOHN STEINBECK AND JOSEPH CAMPBELL

By: Tamm, Eric Enno

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12145

ISBN: 1568582986

Condition: Very good


xvi, 365p. 1st printing. Light moisture stain on top page edges and top of jacket that has caused a slight warping. Jacket design by Steven Amsterdam. Includes bibliography. B&w maps and photographs. (9-1/4"x6-3/8") View more info

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POE'S HELEN

By: Ticknor, Caroline

Price: $24.00

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

Edition: First

Seller ID: H10013

Condition: Good


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

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The Elder Brother: A Biography of Charles Webster Leadbeater

By: Tillett, Gregory

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1982

Edition: First

Seller ID: H7899

ISBN: 0710009267

Condition: Very Good


xii, 337p. Back endpaper and previous page soiled, price clipped jacket is rubbed with edges lightly worn. Includes bibliography. 8 b&w photo plates. (9-1/2"x6-1/4") View more info

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THE OTHER GEORGE SAND

By: Toesca, Maurice

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson Ltd.: 1947

Edition: First

Seller ID: H10690

Condition: Good


[120p.] Cover corners lightly worn, bookstore stamp on front pastedown, white out on front endpaper, price clipped jacket rubbed with back soiled and folds scraped and creased tears and chips to edges. B&w plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x5-1/2") View more info