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Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir (Modern Library #286.1)

by GUNTHER, John

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[c.1964]
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. [c.1964]. Hardcover. A Modern Library edition of John Gunther's moving remembrance of his son (John Gunther Jr.), who died valiantly at a young age of a brain tumor. This work first published in 1949. The title is borrowed from John Donne's Sonnet X.… Read more
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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (Modern Library #339.1)

by CAMUS, Albert

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Published
[c.1967]
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Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. [c.1967]. Hardcover. Chosen by the author just prior to his death, this collection of essays and letters was meant to convey the essence of Albert Camus. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Justin O'Brien. --- In Toledano spine 13… Read more
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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Modern Library #156.2)

by Da VINCI, Leonardo; LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editor)

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[c.1958]
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Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. [c.1958]. Hardcover. The voluminous notebooks (5,000 manuscript pages in total) of the great Leonardo Da Vinci have been translated by Edward McCurdy in this Modern Library reprint edition. Edited, abridged and with an introduction by Robert N. Linscott. Volume wrapped in white… Read more
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A History of the Borgias (Modern Library #192.1)

by CORVO, Frederick Baron; [ROLFE, Frederick William]

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[c.1957]
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Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. [c.1957]. Hardcover. To say that Frederick William Rolfe (who wrote this pseudo-history under his famous nom de plume of Frederick Baron Corvo) was an eccentric would be to understate the turbulent life of the author. In this Modern Library reprint edition, he describes… Read more
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My War with the United States (Modern Library #175.2)

by BEMELMANS, Ludwig (author and illustrator)

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Published
[c.1945]
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Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. [c.1945]. Hardcover. An eccentric, humorous and whimsical memoir of his time in the US Army by Ludwig Bemelmans in a slim Modern Library reprint edition. With author's black & white illustrations at each chapter head and a foreword by the author. Author's… Read more
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Re-Echo

by KOIZUMI, Kazuo Hearn; HEARN, Lafcadio; FELLERS, Nancy Jane (editor)

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Published
1957
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Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
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Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1957. Hardcover. Stated second printing, February 1957. A collection of writings and drawings by Lafcadio Hearn and his son, Kazuo Hearn Koizumi. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was born in present-day Greece, traveled the world and ended in Japan, where he met and married Setsuko Koizumi.… Read more
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Lincoln: A Bison Book / University of Nebraska Press. Near Fine. 1993. Softcover. 0803297424 . A softcover advance review copy of the 1993 edition of the two-volume set of Frederick Whittaker's biography of General George Armstrong Custer. This facsimile of the original, first published in 1876, covers his early life from childhood to West Point cadet through… Read more
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The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Everyman's Library #223)

by De QUINCEY, Thomas

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Published
1964
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Good in Very Good dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1964. Hardcover. A 1964 reprint of the 1907 issuance. The famous memoir by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) brought him fame. In this work, he speaks candidly about his use of laudanum, a… Read more
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Biographia Literaria, or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (Everyman's Library #11)

by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor

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Published
1960
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Very Good- with no dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1960. Hardcover. A 1960 reprint of the 1956 issuance. In this, his autobiography, Samuel Taylor Coleridge ". . .succeeds for the first and (so far) the last time in English criticism in… Read more
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Jonathan Wild -and- The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon (Everyman's Library #877)

by FIELDING, Henry

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Published
1964
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Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
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9780460008778
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London/New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1964. Hardcover. 0460008773 . A 1964 reprint of the 1932 issuance. An Everyman's Library edition offering two works by Henry Fielding (1707-1754). The first is his fictionalized life of Jonathan Wild, the notorious London gangster.… Read more
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A Sentimental Journey and The Journal to Eliza (Everyman's Library #796)

by STERNE, Laurence

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1960
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Good+ with no dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1960. Hardcover. A 1960 reprint of the 1927 issuance. An Everyman's Library edition presenting works of the 18th Century British novelist and clergyman Laurence Sterne. His "A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy"… Read more
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Lives of the English Poets, Volume Two only (of two) (Everyman's Library #771)

by JOHNSON, Samuel

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Published
1961
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Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library: J. M. Dent / E. P. Dutton. Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1961. Hardcover. A 1961 reprint of the 1925 issuance. Volume 2 only of a two-volume set of Doctor Johnson's biographical sketches made of the principal English Poets. Originally published under the title "Lives of the Most Eminent English… Read more
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Lives of the English Poets, in two volumes (Everyman's Library #770 & 771)

by JOHNSON, Samuel

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Published
1950
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Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library: J. M. Dent / E. P. Dutton. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. A two-volume set of Doctor Johnson's biographical sketches made of the principal English Poets. Originally published under the title "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets" in 1779 through 1781. Volume 1 covers poets Abraham Cowley… Read more
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volumes I and II (Everyman's Library #53 & 54)

by PEPYS, Samuel

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Published
1950
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Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. A 1950 reprint of the 1906 issuance. A complete, two-volume set of the diary of Englishman Samuel Pepys. The diary was begun in 1660 and has been described as Britain's… Read more
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Wooden Leg: A Warrior who Fought Custer (Bison Book #126)

by MARQUIS, Thomas B. (interpreter)

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Published
1957
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Good+
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Lincoln: A Bison Book / University of Nebraska Press. Good+. 1957. Softcover. Per the back cover, "Wooden Leg was one of the sixteen hundred warriors of the Northern Cheyenne who fought with the Sioux against Custer at the legendary Battle of the Little Bighorn. As an old man in his seventies, he related his story of the… Read more
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Grant Moves South

by CATTON, Bruce

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Published
1960
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Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
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BCE
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1960. BCE. Hardcover. Book club edition. The Civil War historian Bruce Catton tells of the rise of Ulysses S. Grant from disgrace to heading one of the great armies, the Army of the Tennessee. With frontis photographic portrait of Grant, and with several maps. ---… Read more
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The Indian War of 1864

by WARE, Captain Eugene F.

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Published
1993
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Very Good
ISBN
9780803297494
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Lincoln: A Bison Book / University of Nebraska Press. Very Good. 1993. Softcover. 0803297491 . A 1994 softcover reprint of Captain Eugene Fitch Ware's 1911 description of skirmishes with Indians in the American West in 1864. At that time, lengthy trains of settlers' wagons threaded across the high plains, alarming the Indian tribes and sometimes resulting in… Read more
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John Colter: His Years in the Rockies

by HARRIS, Burton

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Published
1993
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780803272644
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Lincoln: A Bison Book / University of Nebraska Press. Very Good+. 1993. Softcover. 0803272642 . A 1993 softcover reprint of Burton Harris's 1952 biography of John Colter. A member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Colter set off on his own as a mountain man and fur trader, discovering much of the wonders of what became Yellowstone… Read more
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Wordsworth (Great Lives series)

by BURRA, Peter

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Published
1950
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Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
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London: Duckworth. Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. A biography of the great English romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Wordsworth became Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, and enjoyed a near-lifelong association with the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Republication of this work coincided with the centenary of Wordsworth's death. --- In textured red paper-covered… Read more
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Edwin Arlington Robinson (Pamphlets on American Writers, Number 17)

by COXE, Louis

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Published
1962
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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Good. 1962. Stapled wraps. A compact booklet describing the life and poetry of Maine-born poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935). Entry no. 17 in publisher's "Pamphlet on American Writers" series. --- In simple green stapled wraps. A prior owner has left considerable notes in both ink and pencil (including on front cover),… Read more
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