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The Lardners: My Family Remembered

By Lardner, Ring, Jr

Harper & Row, 1976. FIRST. Hardcover, green cloth, very good; dj, rubbed edges, tiny closed tears and chips, some creasing. ". . . a moving, comical, patriotic book." -- Garson Kanin.


Frederic Ozanam: A Life in Letters

By Ozanam, Frederic

Society of St. Vincent dePaul, 1986. Hardcover, black/blue with gilt letters and decoration, signed by Joseph I. Dirvin, small cover-color smear on block edge. otherwise as new; no dj. Ozanam is the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.


The Life of Cesare Borgia. A History and Some Criticisms

By Sabatini, Cesare

Brentano's, n.d. 7th ed. Hardcover, age colored and faded, rubbed edges, prev. owner's name inside front, foxing; no dj.


Out of Egypt, A Memoir

By Aciman, Andre

Berkley Publishing Group, Riverhead Books, 1996. Trade paperback, used. 1995 Whiting Writer's Award. From the wrapper: "Remarkable . . . a mesmerizing portrait of a now vanished world" (The New York Times), The exploits of a flamboyant and eccentric Jewish family in Alexandria.


Journal IV, 1979-1985

By Eliade, Mircea

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1990. Hardcover with dj, very good. A translation from the Romanian of the journal that Eliade (1907-1985) kept during the final seven years of his life, written with fierce energy that belied his deteriorating physical condition. Epilogue by Wendy Doniger.


Confessions of Madame Psyche, Memoirs and Letters of Mei-Li Murrow

By Bryant, Dorothy, ed

Ata Books, Berkeley, CA, 1986. Trade paperback, used, 375 pp. The edited notebooks and letters of Mei-Li Murrow, professional medium, who died in Napa State Hospital in 1959. Unusual, interesting reading for those who like to read about other people's interesting lives.


Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

By Rice, Edward

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1990. Trade paperback, 500+ pages, illustrations, used. The subtitle of this biography is "the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian Nights to the West, Burton was an amazing man, not always engaged in pursuits thought suitable by his marital partner.


Erik H. Erikson: The Growth of His Work

By Coles, Robert

Little, Brown and Company, An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, NY, 1970. Hardcover with dj, page-turning soil, used and good copy. A thorough, thoughtful work about an important figure in 20th-century psychology.


A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy

By Rogers, Annie G., Ph.D

1996. Trade paperback, used. "A moving account of a true-life double healing through psychotherapy," told by the therapist of her work with a 5-year- old "discarded" child.


Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion

By Rostenberg, Leona, and Madeleine Stern

NY: Doubleday, 1997. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, quarter black cloth with gilt on brown boards, as new; dj, slight crease on back otherwise as new.


Bill W

By Thomsen, Robert

NY: Harper & Row, 1975. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, tiny spots on top and vertical block edge, previous owner's name inside front cover, slight musty odor, interior clean and solid; dj, chips, 1 1/2 " closed tear."The absorbing and deeply moving life story of Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.


Holy Man: Father Damien of Molokai

By Daws, Gavin

University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1973. Trade paperback, a bit shopworn, no marking, and very good. The story of a dedicated and compassionate man, a forward thinker for the time. Includes social history of leprosy in the nineteenth century; explores imperialistic and racist thinking of the period.


The Autobiography of David ----

By [Anonymous]

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1946. FIRST. 5 x 7 1/2. Blue cloth, spine faded, fade through on spine from dj; small red remainder R; dj browned, quarter-sized browner spot on front panel; nicked and chipped.


Here at the New Yorker

By Gill, Brendan

NY: Random House, 1975. FIRST. 6 1/4 X 9 1/2. Cream cloth; dj orig. Chas. Addams drawing. Previous owner's name sticker ffep Published as part of 50th anniversary (of the founding of the New Yorker) commemoration. The inner workings at the magazine, described as "a home for congenital unemployables.


Adieux: A Farewell to Sartre

By de Beauvoir, Simone

New York: Pantheon, 1984. First Amer. Hardcover, with dustjacket, slight shelfwear, underlining on one page; other than that, very good condition. Two very important literary figures of the 20th century, partners for many years.


Silver Queen: The Fabulous Story of Baby Doe Tabor

By Bancroft, Caroline

Boulder, CO: Johnson Books. Bancroft Booklets. , 1983. Reprint. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Paperback, shiny pictorial wrappers, stapled, good copy of an interesting tale. Baby Doe, a legendary figure in Colorado history lived abundantly and from the depths to the heights from 1855?-1935. She was wealthy but died a pauper, frozen to death in her one-room cabin. Fascinating.


African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe

By Lessing, Doris

NY: HarperCollins, 1992. FIRST U.S. 6 3/8 x 9 3/8. Quarter black cloth, slight wear and soiling on cover, previous owner's inscription ffep, few corners turned, clean and solid interior; dj, slight corners and edges bumped, otherwise very good. " The visits constitute an unforgettable journey to the heart of a country whose history, landscape, people and spirit are evoked by Lessing in a dazzling narrative of vivid detail and poignant scenes.


Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines

By Blackburn, Julia

New York: Pantheon Books, 1994. First Amer. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Hardcover, with dust jacket, both in very good condition. This is the story of a woman who when she was 54 went out to live in the Austalian desert with the Aborigines. She remained there for 30 years, saying that it was the only place where she felt truly comfortable. Fun to read.


A History of Having A Great Many Times Not Continued to Be Friends: The Correspondence between Mabel Dodge & Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934

By Everett, Patricia R

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. FIRST. 6 x 9 1/2. As new.


Memoirs: All Rivers Run to the Sea

By Wiesel, Elie

New York: Knopf, 1995. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Quarter black cloth, grey paper, interior practically as new; dj shelf worn, creased the length of the front flap. A nice copy of a work written by a Nobel Prize winner.


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