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A DIPLOMAT'S WIFE IN MEXICO, Edith O'Shaughnessy
1 A DIPLOMAT'S WIFE IN MEXICO Edith O'Shaughnessy
NY Harper & Brothers Publishers 1916 Presumed 1st Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
MEXICO; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 17143 
Price: 14.05 USD
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A HENRY ADAMS READER, Stevenson, Elizabeth, Ed
2 A HENRY ADAMS READER Stevenson, Elizabeth, Ed
Garden City N. Y Doubleday 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 16366 
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A JOURNAL OF OCCURRENCES IN THE TOWER OF THE TEMPLE DURING THE CONFINEMENT OF LOUIS XVI KING OF FRANCE BY M. CLERY THE KING'S VALET DE CHAMBRE. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BY R.C. DALLAS ESQ, Clery M
3 A JOURNAL OF OCCURRENCES IN THE TOWER OF THE TEMPLE DURING THE CONFINEMENT OF LOUIS XVI KING OF FRANCE BY M. CLERY THE KING'S VALET DE CHAMBRE. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BY R.C. DALLAS ESQ Clery M
Boston Manning & Loring for David West, 1799 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 154 pages; A Journal of occurrences in the tower of the temple during the confinement of Louis XVI King of France By M. Clery the King's valet de chambre. Translated from the original manuscript by R. C. Dallas Esq. In later calf leather. Owner's name on first blank otherwise clean and sound. ; 0 30618 
Price: 234.95 USD
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A NEW GENERAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  (9 Volumes of 12 Published), (Rev. Hugh James).
4 A NEW GENERAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. (9 Volumes of 12 Published) (Rev. Hugh James).
London B. Fellowes, Et Al 1857 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Vol#3, BAH-BEE+5, BRA-CAP+6, CAP-CZE+7, DAC-GEO+8, GEO-JEN+9, JEP-MAR+10, MAR-PAV+11, PAY-SEN+12, SEP-ZWI+. Lacking VOLS 1,2 and 4. This being (9 Volumes of 12 Published) . Bound in full contemporary calf leather. Six compartment spine with 5 raised bands, burgundy and black leather spine labels, some chipped. Volume XII with white linen hinge repair to front board. Biographies of thousands of notable personages largely from 1400's on. ; 12 24640 
Price: 187.95 USD
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A RING OF CONSPIRATORS: HENRY JAMES AND HIS LITERARY CIRCLE, 1895-1915, Seymour, Miranda
5 A RING OF CONSPIRATORS: HENRY JAMES AND HIS LITERARY CIRCLE, 1895-1915 Seymour, Miranda
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1989 0395511739 / 9780395511732 First American Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Authors; LITERATURE; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 10285 
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A SHELLEY PRIMER.  (Percy Bysshe Shelley), Salt H S
6 A SHELLEY PRIMER. (Percy Bysshe Shelley) Salt H S
London Reeves and Turner 1887 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
POETRY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Shelley Society's Publications Series Fourth; Vol. 4; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages; Publ 1887; 0 22616 
Price: 16.87 USD
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AMIABLE AUTOCRAT: A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Tilton, Eleanor M.
7 AMIABLE AUTOCRAT: A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES Tilton, Eleanor M.
Henry Schuman 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo; 470 pages; 0 12534 
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8 ANATOLE FRANCE HIMSELF Q549 Brousson, Jean Jacques
May not be noted. Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Anatole France Himself- a Boswellian Record by his Secretary, Jean Jacques Brousson New York: Wise & Co. , 1925. 1st Edition, 356p, trans. By John Pollock, Hardbound; 0 1101 
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ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES, Hans Christian Andersen,
9 ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES Hans Christian Andersen,
Heritage Books 1942 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; The Heritage Illustrated Bookshelf; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; pages; Vg w/ vg slipcase, ; 0 14782 
Price: 18.75 USD
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ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD: LIFE OF CLARA BURTON, Ross, Ishel
10 ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD: LIFE OF CLARA BURTON Ross, Ishel
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ross, Ishel ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD: Life of Clara Burton Harper & Brothers, First edtion so stated 1956. 305 pages, discard stamps, etc. Index. Photo of Burton on front. Photos hardbound with no dust jacket. Exlib- ; 0 8903 
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ANTHONY EDEN: A BIOGRAPHY., Johnson, Alan Campbell
11 ANTHONY EDEN: A BIOGRAPHY. Johnson, Alan Campbell
NY Ives Washburn 1939 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 362 pages; Sound copywith foxed end papers and sunned covers. ; 0 13917 
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ARNOLD BENNETT, Bennett, Mrs. Arnold
12 ARNOLD BENNETT Bennett, Mrs. Arnold
London A. M. Philpot 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 126 pages; First few leaves moderatley foxed, publ 1925; 0 22931 
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ARNOLD BENNETT, Darton, F. J. Harvey.
13 ARNOLD BENNETT Darton, F. J. Harvey.
Henry Holt & Co. 1915 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages; Includes index and bibliography. Published 90, 15; 0 22040 
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AS GOD MADE THEM: PORTRAITS OF SOME NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANS, Bradford, Gamaliel
14 AS GOD MADE THEM: PORTRAITS OF SOME NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANS Bradford, Gamaliel
Houghton Mifflin 1929 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Includes laid in dust jacket in pieces; 0 19051 
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AS I KNEW THEM: PRESIDENTS AND POLITICS FROM GRANT TO COOLIDGE, Henry L. Stoddard
15 AS I KNEW THEM: PRESIDENTS AND POLITICS FROM GRANT TO COOLIDGE Henry L. Stoddard
NY Harper & Brothers 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 571 pages; 0 11840 
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16 AUDUBON Rourke, Constance
May not be noted. 9997489659 Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by James MacDonald 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Rourke, Constance. Illustrations by James MacDonald. Audubon. NY : Harcourt Brace, 1936. First edition, first printing. 342 pgs, (11) leaves color plates : illustrations (some color) , color frontis includes b/w textural illustrations of Audubon's life. Spine lightly sunned, moisture droplet stains to cover, otherwise VG. ; 0 6535 
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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Van Doren, Carl
17 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Van Doren, Carl
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Van Doren, Carl Benjamin Franklin Viking New York 1938. First trade edition second printing. Hardbound in Good condition with Dustjacket in Good condition. Humidity stains. This work came from the well known book collection of the Bayard family in Delaware. This family has played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's in Delaware. They are related by marriage to the du Ponts and the Dodd family of Dodd Mead & Company Book Publishers among others. ; 0 7622 
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BERNARD SHAW, VOL. 1 : THE SEARCH FOR LOVE, 1856-1898  (Vol. 1 Only), Holroyd, Michael
18 BERNARD SHAW, VOL. 1 : THE SEARCH FOR LOVE, 1856-1898 (Vol. 1 Only) Holroyd, Michael
NY Random House, Incorporated 1988 0394525779 / 9780394525778 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; pages; Index. ; 0 11338 
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BERNARD SHAW: THE PURSUIT OF POWER 1898-1918 VOL 2  (Vol. 2 Only), Holroyd, Michael
19 BERNARD SHAW: THE PURSUIT OF POWER 1898-1918 VOL 2 (Vol. 2 Only) Holroyd, Michael
NY Random House, Incorporated 1989 0394575539 / 9780394575537 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; pages; Index. ISBN: 0394575539; 0 11339 
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20 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN AUTOBIOGRAPHIES N662 Kaplan, , Louis
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bibliography; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Bibliography of American Autobiographies, KAPLAN, Louis, compiler. Hardbound with original dust jacket. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1961. First edition. Very good copy, scarce with jacket, A thorough work and useful reference, covered; 0 814 
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