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VAN LOON'S LIVES: BEING A TRUE AND FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF A NUMBER OF HIGHLY INTERESTING MEETING WITH CERTAIN HISTORICAL PERSONAGES, FROM CONFUCIUS AND PLATO TO VOLTAIRE AND THOMAS JEFFERSON, ABOUT WHO WE HAD ALWAYS FELT A GREAT DEAL OF CURIOSITY AND WHO CAME TO US AS OUR DINNER GUEST IN A BYGONE YEAR

By: Van Loon, Henrik Willem

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1042

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12580

Condition: Very good


xxii, [888p.] A few pages stained and slight scent, jacket toned on inside with chips and scrapes to edges with spine sunned. In his hometown of Veere, Netherlands, Van Loon entertains some of the world's great men and women of the past. During the course of these "mythical dinner parties" they reveal their personalities, "lives, achievements, and personal philosophies. A mingling of history and biography with fantasy." B&w illustrations and plates and 13... View more info

Image for MUSIC MAN: AHMET ERTEGUN, ATLANTIC RECORDS, AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL

MUSIC MAN: AHMET ERTEGUN, ATLANTIC RECORDS, AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL

By: Wade, Dorothy & Justine Picardie

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: H10824

ISBN: 0393026353

Condition: Very Good


303p. Top cover edges sunned, top page edges soiled, front top of jacket wrinkled. B&w photo plates. (8-1/2"x5-1/2") 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

Condition: Very good


255p. Bookstore 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

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LORDS OF THE LEVEE: THE STORY OF BATHHOUSE JOHN AND HINKY DINK

By: Wendt, Lloyd & Herman Kogan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1943

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12538

Condition: Very good


384p. Cover corners bumped, jacket has large chips on top and bottom of spine with smaller chips and tears to edges. Details "the careers of 'Bathhouse' John Coughlin and 'Hinky Dink' Mike Kenna" who rose in Chicago's First Ward to become powerhouses in the city's political world "via gambling palaces, bars, thugs, prostitutes and dives." Includes bibliography. 9 b&w photo plates and frontispiece. (8-3/4"x6") View more info

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GENIUS IN LOVE AND DEATH

By: Wiegler, Paul; Translated by Carl Raushenbush

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1929

Edition: First

Seller ID: H12506

Condition: Very good


[iv], 236p. Bookstore label on back pastedown, top and bottom of spine bumped. (7-1/2"x5") View more info

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THE INFIRM GLORY (VOLUME I OF HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY)

By: Winn, Godfrey

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1967

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: H9686

Condition: Good


396p. Signed by author on title page. Page edges have brown spots, endpapers have light acid discoloration, jacket has been covered with a clear yellow plastic film that although it has protected the wrapper has caused the jacket to wrinkle. Jacket design by Michael Harvey. 14 b&w photo plates. (8-3/4"x5-5/8") View more info