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Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff:  The Legacy of Babar

Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff: The Legacy of Babar

by Hildebrand, Ann Meinzen

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket sunned, price sticker on rear jacket panel.
Edition
First Printing
Published
1991
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780805782677
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NY: Twayne Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket sunned, price sticker on rear . jacket panel.. 1991. First Printing. Hardcover. 0805782672 . Blue cloth binding. xvii, 175pp, black and white illustrations. Chronologies, index, bibliography, notes. A look at the life and books of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff and their much beloved Babar the Elephant children's series.… Read more about this item
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Between Worlds:  The Autobiography of Leo Lionni

Between Worlds: The Autobiography of Leo Lionni

by Lionni, Leo

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1997
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780679423935
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NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly rubbed.. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0679423931 . The autobiography of the acclaimed designer, artist, and children's book author, Leo "Swimmy" Lionni (1910-1999). Many photos and illustrations, including some in color. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 295 pages .
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Sailor on Horseback:  The Biography of Jack London

Sailor on Horseback: The Biography of Jack London

by Stone, Irving

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Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket; Christmas stickers on front jacket flap and front free endpaper, gift inscription on front free
Edition
First Edition
Published
1938
Binding
Hardcover
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Christmas stickers on front jacket flap and . front free endpaper, gift inscription on front free endpaper, jacket . tattered, red stains on fore-edge.. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth binding. Many photos. Index. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages .
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William Blake

William Blake

by Burdett, Osbert

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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, owner name on front free endpaper.
Edition
First Edition
Published
1926
Binding
Hardcover
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NY: Macmillan. Very Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, owner name on front free . endpaper.. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. viii, 199pp. Gray cloth. A volume in the English Men of Letters series. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .
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Portraits of Thirty Authors

Portraits of Thirty Authors

by Jacobs, Leonebel

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Used - Good with no dust jacket; Lacks original slipcase, boards toned, foxing to some of the tissue guards.
Published
1937
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Hardcover
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NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Lacks original slipcase, boards toned, foxing to . some of the tissue guards.. 1937. Hardcover. Off-white buckram with gilt-titled leather labels on front boards and spine. Foreword by John Erskine. Unpaginated. 30 sepia-toned portraits tipped-in with tissue guards printed with biographical information about each writer. Writers include Edna St. Vincent Millay,… Read more about this item
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Ernest Hemingway, Cub Reporter:  Kansas City Star Stories

Ernest Hemingway, Cub Reporter: Kansas City Star Stories

by Bruccoli, Matthew J. (editor)

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket foxed and toned.
Edition
Later Printing
Published
1970
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780822931935
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Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket foxed and toned.. 1970. Later Printing. Hardcover. 0822931931 . Examples of Hemingway's journalism from his 1917 year as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star. Frontispiece illustration and rear foldout reproduction of the newspaper's 1925 style sheet. Black cloth binding. xiii, 66 pp. Essay by… Read more about this item
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A Life of William Shakespeare

A Life of William Shakespeare

by Lee, Sydney

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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Slightly rubbed at the corners.
Edition
Fifth Printing
Published
1889
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Smith, Elder & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Slightly rubbed at the corners.. 1889. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Maroon illustrated cloth with top edges gilt and deckled fore-edge. xxxviii, 385pp + 6pp publisher ads. Color frontispiece illustration with tissue guard, notes, black and white photos and illustrations, appendix, and index. A beautiful copy of this biography of the… Read more about this item
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Sandberg:  Photographers View Carl Sandburg

Sandberg: Photographers View Carl Sandburg

by Steichen, Edward

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket chipped, worn, and price-clipped.
Edition
First Printing
Published
1966
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780151792801
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NY: Harcourt, Brace and World. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket chipped, worn, and . price-clipped.. 1966. First Printing. Hardcover. 0151792801 . Edited with an introduction by Edward Steichen. Gray cloth. Photographer and source photographs lists, black and white and color photographs. Although not a biography in the conventional sense, the book starts with Sandberg's immigrant Swedish parents,… Read more about this item
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Ezra Pound:  The Solitary Volcano

Ezra Pound: The Solitary Volcano

by Tytell, John

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Edition
First Printing
Published
1987
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780385196949
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NY: Anchor Press / Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Printing. Hardcover. 0385196946 . Brown paper quarter-bound in brown cloth. Acknowledgments, black and white photo section, notes, and index. Tytell maintains a striking balance between the rambunctious man and the gifted poet and tells his story not as an act of judgment but as a searching… Read more about this item
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Marcel Proust:  His Life and Work

Marcel Proust: His Life and Work

by Pierre-Quint, Leon

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Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket; Edges and endpapers foxed, rear hinge weak, jacket rubbed, chipped, price-clipped, and has a sma
Edition
First US Edition; First Printing
Published
1927
Binding
Hardcover
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NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Edges and endpapers foxed, rear hinge weak, . jacket rubbed, chipped, price-clipped, and has a small wedge missing from . the top of the front panel.. 1927. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Decorated orange cloth with orange topstain. Notes and biographical note. A solid copy of this critical biography… Read more about this item
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Zane Grey:  A Biography

Zane Grey: A Biography

by Gruber, Frank

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1970
Binding
Hardcover
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New York and Cleveland: World Publishing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and worn, owner . writing on front pastedown endpaper, edges foxed.. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. xi, 284pp. Many photos. Orange cloth binding. Biography of the prolific, bestselling author of 85 books, and considered to be the "father of the Western". ; 8vo 8" - 9"… Read more about this item
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Elsewhere

Elsewhere

by Russo, Richard

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Edges foxed, jacket flaps creased.
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Published
2012
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780307959539
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NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Edges foxed, jacket flaps creased.. 2012. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0307959538 . Signed in black marker by the author on the title page. Brown paper quarterbound in black cloth with deckled fore-edge. Acknowledgments. A memoir of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's early years growing up in Gloversville, New York.… Read more about this item
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The Personal Notebooks of Thomas Hardy

The Personal Notebooks of Thomas Hardy

by Taylor, Richard H. (editor)

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Used - Good in Very Good dust jacket; Underlined, jacket lightly worn.
Edition
First Edition
Published
1979
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780231046961
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NY: Columbia University Press. Good in Very Good dust jacket. Underlined, jacket lightly worn. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0231046960 . xxxii, 301pp. Introduction and notes by Taylor. Index. Navy cloth binding. 8vo 8" - 9" tall.
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Golden Friends I Had:  Unrevised Memories of Margaret Widdemer

Golden Friends I Had: Unrevised Memories of Margaret Widdemer

by Widdemer, Margaret

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, jacket price-clipped and toned.
Edition
First Edition
Published
1964
Binding
Hardcover
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, jacket price-clipped . and toned.. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. xiii, 340pp. Blue cloth binding. Library of Congress number 64-19258. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's 46th book, in which she relates the New York City literary scene in the early 20th century and her friendships with Amy… Read more about this item
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge:  A Narrative of the Events of His Life

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Narrative of the Events of His Life

by Campbell, James Dykes

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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Page tops foxed.
Edition
Reprint
Published
1970
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780902441019
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London: Lime Tree Bower Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Page tops foxed.. 1970. Reprint. Hardcover. 0902441019 . Blue cloth binding. xii, 319pp. Facsimile reprint of the 1894 first edition of this literary biography. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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Bemelmans  The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator

Bemelmans The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator

by Marciano, John Bemelmans; Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Edition
First Printing
Published
1999
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780670884605
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NY: Viking. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, remainder stripe on . page bottoms.. 1999. First Printing. Hardcover. 067088460x . Index, sources, chronology, profusely illustrated. A look at the lively and talented artist and author, Ludwig Bemelmans, who is best known for his beloved children's book heroine, Madeline, the intrepid Parisian orphan girl. ;… Read more about this item
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Portrait of Edith Wharton

Portrait of Edith Wharton

by Lubbock, Percy

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Used - Good in Good dust jacket; Owner stamp and writing indentations on front free endpaper, pages toned, lower corners bumped, jacke
Edition
First Edition
Published
1947
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Jonathan Cape. Good in Good dust jacket; Owner stamp and writing indentations on front . free endpaper, pages toned, lower corners bumped, jacket lightly toned and . worn.. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. New Yorker review of this book laid in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages .
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The Young Ardizzone:  An Autobiographical Fragment

The Young Ardizzone: An Autobiographical Fragment

by Ardizzone, Edward

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Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and gift inscription on front free endpaper.
Edition
First American Edition
Published
1970
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780289797723
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NY: The Macmillan Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket price-clipped and gift . inscription on front free endpaper.. 1970. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0289797721 . The children's book author and illustrator relates a bit about his youth. Many of his illustrations throughout. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages .
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Forgotten Kings:  The Days of Irwin Shaw

Forgotten Kings: The Days of Irwin Shaw

by Salter, James

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Used - Near Fine; Light arcing indentation line at fore-edge of half-title page, as if a fingernail were run along it.
Published
1998
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Softcover
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Sag Harbor, NY: The Bookman Press. Near Fine; Light arcing indentation line at fore-edge of half-title page, . as if a fingernail were run along it.. 1998. Softcover. One of 200 numbered copies. Photo reproduction frontispiece by Eugene Atget. Printed by the Stinehour Press. Marbled wrappers with glassine jacket. An excerpt about Salters friendship with fellow writer Irwin… Read more about this item
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The Story of Lewis Carroll

The Story of Lewis Carroll

by Green, Roger Lancelyn; Monma, Yoshiyuki (translator) ; Monma, Naoko (translator)

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Published
1997
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9784588490149
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Tokyo: Hosei University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 4588490141 . Translated into Japanese by Yoshiyuki and Naoko Monma. TLS laid in by the translator Yoshiyuki to noted childrens book collector and bookseller Justin Schiller. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 239 pages .
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