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JULES VERNE: AN EXPLORATORY BIOGRAPHY

By: Lottman, Herbert R.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01238

ISBN: 0312146361

Condition: Fine in dustjacket


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A RAGE TO LIVE: A BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARD AND ISABEL BURTON

By: Lovell, Mary S.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: [1998]

Edition: Second Printing of the first American Edition

Seller ID: 02900

ISBN: 0-393-04672-9

Condition: About Near Fine in dust jacket; rubbed with slight edgewear


A biography more sympathetic to Isabel than most; 910 pages, extensive index, a picture section in black and white on slick paper. View more info

"DON'T FALL OFF THE MOUNTAIN"

By: MacLaine, Shirley

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00707

ISBN: 0393073386

Condition: VG-/G+, edges soiled, stamp on ffep, soiling on rfep, small area (1in) of rear pastedown glued to and torn off on rfep, some minimal underlining and notes throughout, dust jacket has bottom front flap clipped, is edgeworn, and has numerous defects


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VINNY: VICTORY OVER DRUGS, DEATH AND DEGRADATION

By: Marino, Vincent C.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Kaneohe HA, VVM, Inc.: 1983

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: 01018

ISBN: 0961031808

Condition: VG-/VG-, spine slightly cocked, donation stamp on ffep, top edge dirty, chipped and edgeworn , slightly soiled dust jacket


Autobiography of the founder of Habilitat View more info

MAHATMA GANDHI AND HIS APOSTLES

By: Mehta, Ved

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin: [1983]

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 03439

ISBN: 0-14-004571-6

Condition: Very Good in worn wrappers


One of the best of the many biographies of the Gandhiji View more info

WOMEN BEHIND MAHATMA GANDHI

By: Morton, Eleanor

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Max Reinhardt: [1954]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02613

Condition: Very Good in dust jacket; corners and top and bottom of spine bumped, edgeworn, spine of jacket is discolored, jacket is chipped and edgeworn


Portraits of a number of women around Gandhi, including Olive Schreiner, Annie Besant, Muriel Lester, Madam Pandit, Sarojini Naidu, Princess Kaur, Sushila Nayyar, and Miss Madeleine Slade; with bibliography and index. View more info

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MISTRESS OF THE ELGIN MARBLES: A BIOGRAPHY OF MARY NISBET, COUNTESS OF ELGIN

By: Nagel, Susan

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: [2004]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02886

ISBN: 0-06-054554-2

Condition: Near Fine in dust jacket, slightly rubbed and edgeworn


A biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin; who financed the removal of the Parthenon marbles, charmed just about everyone, and was the subject of one of the bitterest divorce proceedings in English history View more info

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ZAPATA OF MEXICO

By: Newell, Peter E.

Price: $7.99

Publisher: Orkney UK, Cienfuegos Press: [1979]

Seller ID: 03949

ISBN: 090456424X

Condition: About Very Good in worn wrappers


Cover illustration by Flavio Costantini; an anarchist view of the revolutionary whose influence continues to this day View more info

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BIG BANG, THE BUDDHA, AND THE BABY BOOM: THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIMENTS OF MY GENERATION

By: Nisker, Wes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco: [2003]

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 02852

ISBN: 0-06-251766-X

Condition: Near Fine in dust jacket, bottom of spine bumped


How did a nice Jewish boy from Nebraska become a Buddhist in California? Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, `Make some news of your own – Scoop’ View more info

ALEC GUINNESS: MASTER OF DISGUISE

By: O'Connor, Garry

Price: $10.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: [1994]

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 03015

ISBN: 0-340-48562-0

Condition: Near Fine in slightly edgeworn dust jacket


Written in Guiness' 80th year, full of stories View more info

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MY OWN STORY

By: Older, Fremont

Price: $11.99

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1926

Seller ID: 03798

Condition: Better than Good in blue cloth; front hinge starting; previous owners names on first free endpaper; foxing to page edges.


The biography of the San Francisco newspaperman and campaigner against civic corruption View more info

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BORN ON BROADWAY

By: Osborne, Richard

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Burlingame CA, Bock Publishing: [1980]

Seller ID: 04240

Condition: Very Good in chipped and edgeworn dust jacket; price stickers on spine and first free endpaper.


Memoir of a life in show business; signed by the author on the front free endpaper with an inscription: Jan 1985 To Dan With all best wishes. View more info

TUMBLING AFTER: PEDALING LIKE CRAZY AFTER LIFE GOES DOWNHILL

By: Parker, Susan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02229

ISBN: 0609608568

Condition: Fine in dust jacket


Learning to live with a quadrapeligic husband View more info

STUDS TERKEL: A LIFE IN WORDS

By: Parker, Tony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01833

ISBN: 0805034838

Condition: Fine in dust jacket


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DRIVING MR. ALBERT: A TRIP ACROSS AMERICA WITH EINSTEIN'S BRAIN

By: Paterniti, Michael

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Delta / Dell / Random House: [2001]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02400

ISBN: 038533303X

Condition: Fine in wrappers


Signed by the author on the title page; cute story of a road trip with Einstein's brain View more info

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PASSAGES FROM THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS

By: Pepys, Samuel

Price: $6.99

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): [1921]

Seller ID: 03827

Condition: About Very Good in leatherette binding; a few tears to front pastedown; spine worn; foxing to edges; unmarked and complete


B&L binding #2 with the "BL" on front cover and Brodzky endpapers; edited and with an introducton by Richard Le Gallienne View more info

PETER JACKSON : FROM PRINCE OF SPLATTER TO LORD OF THE RINGS

By: Pryor, Ian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books: [2004]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 02510

ISBN: 0312322941

Condition: Very Good in dust jacket; has been read, slight soiling of edges


An unauthorized biography of the cinematic wunderkind; entertaining View more info

THE PRIZE PULITZER: THE SCANDAL THAT ROCKED PALM BEACH - THE REAL STORY

By: Pulitzer, Roxanne with Maxa, Kathleen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 1987

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 00876

ISBN: 0394557611

Condition: VG/VG, top and bottom of spine bumped, some soiling throughout book, edgeworn dust jacket has a small tear at top of spine


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THE ASSOCIATES: FOUR CAPITALISTS WHO CREATED CALIFORNIA

By: Rayner, Richard

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton / Atlas & Co.: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 04126

ISBN: 0393059138

Condition: Near Fine in dust jacket


Fascinating story of the machinations of the rapacious men of early US California. View more info

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MORE THAN A CHAMPION: THE STYLE OF MUHAMMAD ALI

By: Reemtsma, Jan Philipp

Price: $4.99

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 04400

ISBN: 0375400303

Condition: Fine in dust jacket


Translated from the German by John E. Woods; interesting examination of Ali by the philologist/sociologist, loved the chapter on Rocky. View more info

THE YEAR OF READING PROUST

By: Rose, Phyllis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01098

ISBN: 0684839849

Condition: F/NF, bottom of spine bumped


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ENGLAND AND ITS AESTHETES: BIOGRAPHY AND TASTE

By: Ruskin, John; Pater, Walter; Stokes, Adrian; with commentary by Carrier, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, G+B Arts International: 1998

Seller ID: 03601

ISBN: 905701291X

Condition: Near Fine in wrappers; french flaps; red star on bottom of text block


Part of the Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture series View more info

DEAR SARAH BERNHARDT

By: Sagan, Francoise

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 00631

ISBN: 0805008454

Condition: NF/NF, slight soiling of edges, rubbing to jacket


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PERSONS AND PLACES

By: Santayana, George

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scibner's Sons: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00473

Condition: VG/none, corners and top and bottom of spine bumped, small spot on back board, skull and snake bookplate on front pastedown


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PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRLCLE

By: Sasson, Jean

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Woodstock NY, Windsor-Brooke: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02171

ISBN: 0967673712

Condition: Near Fine in dust jacket, top of spine bumped, small hole in dust jacket at spine, sticker on dust jacket, `Autographed Copy by Jean Sasson'


The third in Sasson's trilogy of Saudi princess Sultana, this promotional copy is signed, `To ..., All Best, Jean Sasson,' with promotional materials laid in View more info

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JESUS LAND: A MEMOIR

By: Scheeres, Julia

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Counterpoint: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02945

ISBN: 1-58243-338-0

Condition: Fine in dust jacket


Looking for enlightenment about those enlightened fundamentalist Xians? Here’s Scheeres’ story which includes an abusive Jesus Camp View more info

STAR TREK MEMORIES

By: Shatner, William with Kreski, Chris

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00669

ISBN: 0060177349

Condition: VG/NF, gift message written on ffep, edges soiled


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44: DUBLIN MADE ME

By: Sheridan, Peter

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: [1999]

Edition: Advance Uncorrected Proofs

Seller ID: 90194

ISBN: 0-670-88514-2

Condition: Near Fine in wrappers; corners worn


Coming of age in the 1960s in Dublin; this advance copy by the famous theatre director documents a time gone by View more info

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TRAVELING ON THE EDGE: JOURNEYS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GRAHAM GREENE

By: Smith, Julia Llewellyn

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: [2001]

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 02705

ISBN: 0-312-28292-3

Condition: Fine in dust jacket


What a great idea for a book and what fun to do. The author travels where Graham Greene did and gives her observations on the places, the man, and his books; this book is a damn good excuse to reread all that great Greene View more info

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LORCA: A DREAM OF LIFE

By: Stainton, Leslie

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03461

ISBN: 0-7475-4128-0

Condition: Very Good in rubbed and edgeworn dust jacket; a few spot on edges of text block.


A centenary look at the great Spanish poet and playwright; includes 24 pages of photos, bibliography, chapter notes and an index. View more info