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MR. CAT

by Freedley, George

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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New York: Grammercy Publishing Co., 1960. Hardcover. Very Good. Freedley was an actor, writer and best-known as curator of the New York Public Library's theater collection. He was also a cat lover and, in 1943, met Mr. Cat in a Manhattan pet shop, beginning the 16-year relationship described in this short, but delightful memoir. First edition, later printing.… Read more
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THE MOST OF ANDREW ROONEY

by Rooney, Andrew A.

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Published
1990
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Very Good
ISBN
9780883657652
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£13.60

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New York: Galahad Books, 1990. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. An omnibus edition containing the complete texts of Rooney's three bestselling books: "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney;" "And More by Andy Rooney," and "Pieces of My Mind." First Galahad Books edition. About 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, 761 pages in dark blue, paper-covered boards with silver lettering… Read more
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THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

by Sparks, Jared

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Published
1857
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About Very Good
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£89.22

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Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1857. Hardcover. About Very Good. Sparks, author of this 19th century biography of Washington, was a leading educator and intellectual of his time. A president of Harvard, chaplain of Congress and author of numerous historical works on the American Revolution and early American leaders including Benjamin Franklin, Gouverneur Morris, Gen. Anthony Wayne, and… Read more
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THE PRE-HISTORY OF THE FAR SIDE, A 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

by Larson, Gary

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Published
1989
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Very Good
ISBN
9780836218510
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£15.29

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Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, Inc., 1989. Large Softcover. Very Good. Artist Gary Larson titled this collection of his cartoons a "Retrospective," and an "Exhibit." It is a a trip inside a weird mind and strange sense of humor, a glimpse into the creative process of an artist who sees the world a bit differently than the rest… Read more
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VANISHED SPLENDORS: A MEMOIR, as told to Alain Vircondelet

by Balthus (Balthazar Kossowski de Rola

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Published
2002
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Very Good
ISBN
9780066212609
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£20.39

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New York: Ecco Press/HarperCollins, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Balthus was a 20th century European artist, primarily a painter, whose works were realistic but psychologically introverted, often depicting pubescent girls in erotic and voyeristic poses. His work was known and admired by other European writers and artitists including Andre Breton and Pablo Picasso. This English translation from the… Read more
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HERBS AND APPLES

by Santmyer, Helen Hooven

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Published
1985
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Very Good
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9780060154868
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New York: Harper & Row, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. Santmyer is best known as the author of "And Ladies of the Club," a 1982 bestseller that brought her to national attention when she was in her eighties and living in a nursing home. "Herbs And Apples" is Santmyer's first novel, originally published in 1925.… Read more
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THE LAST PURITAN

by Santayana, George

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Published
1936
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Very Good
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. The Last Puritan" is philosopher George Santayana's only novel and probably much to his surprise, it became a bestseller in 1935-36. Subtitled "A Memoir in the Form of a Novel," set in New England and in England around Oxford, it sets out the life of Oliver Alden. The book,… Read more
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RENOIR, A RETROSPECTIVE

by Wadley, Nicholas

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Published
1989
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Very Good
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9780517686133
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New York: Park Lane, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. This large volume does justice not only to the 124 color and 116 b & w reproductions but to the multitude of family, friends, artists, critics, and historians who have written, not always kindly, about Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), and whose comments, as well as Renoir's own letters and writings… Read more
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THE STORY OF A WONDER MAN: BEING THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RING LARDNER

by Lardner, Ring (Ringgold Wilmer)

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Published
1927
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. Ring Lardner was a legendary sports reporter and short story writer active in the first part of the 20th century. His humorous, often satirical work earned him praise from, among others, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf. This autobiography is, from the first word… Read more
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THE PARNELL TRAGEDY

by Abels, Jules

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Published
1966
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Very Good
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New York: The MacMillan Company, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. A biography of legendary Irish Nationalist Charles Parnell, leader of the Home Rule movement of the late 19th century, viewed as a hero with a single flaw in the manner of Greek Tragedy. Parnell, a Protestant politician who allied himself with the Irish Catholic public… Read more
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TWO WORLDS OF ANDREW WYETH: KUERNERS AND OLSONS

by Gilbert, Katharine S. & Holt, Joan K., Editors

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Published
1976
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Good Plus to Very Good
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New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. Exhibition Catalogue. Good Plus to Very Good. The exhibition catalogue issued for the 1976 exhibition of drawing and painting by Andrew Wyeth at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The art, created by Wyeth at Chadds Ford, PA, and Olsons Farm, Cushing, ME, ranges from childhood images of… Read more
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THE TIMES WE HAD: LIFE WITH WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

by Davies, Marion

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Published
1975
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Very Good
ISBN
9780672521126
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1975. Hardcover. Very Good. Marion Davies, a New York girl, met publisher Willaim Randolph Hearst while she was playing in the Ziegfeld Follies about 1915. It was the beginning of a relationship lasting more than 30 years and during which, with Hearst's help, Davies became a major Hollywood star and multi-millionaire. This book, edited… Read more
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SELECTED WRITINGS OF GERTRUDE STEIN

by Van Vechten, Carl, Editor

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Published
1946
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Very Good
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£33.99

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New York: Random House, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. Today, American Gertrude Stein is a large part of the literary legend of "Paris between the wars," known for her art collection and her Paris salon, where leading modernist artists and writers such as Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Lewis, Anderson and Pound often gathered. Stein's own writing -- novels, plays,… Read more
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THE FERMATA

by Baker, Nicholson

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Published
1994
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Very Good
ISBN
9780679415862
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£10.20

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New York: Random House, 1994. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The award-winning Baker's fourth novel is a humorous sex story about a young man, Arno Strine, who has learned how to stop time and likes to use his discovery to undress women. He is hard at work on his autobiography which he is titling, "The Fermata." A fermata is… Read more
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MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936

by Sorel, Edward

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Published
2016
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Near Fine
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New York: Liveright Publishing/W.W. Norton, 2016. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Sorel, one of America's great caricaturists and political satirists, began his obsession with actress Mary Astor in 1965 when, in the process of ripping up the kitchen linoleum in his $97-a-month railroad flat in NY, he discovered issues of the 1936 NY Daily News and Daily Mirror headlining… Read more
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TRIED BY WAR: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF

by McPherson, James M.

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Published
2008
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Fine
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New York: The Penguin Press, 2008. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. As American Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize winner McPherson demonstrates, Abraham Lincoln, with almost no military experience, created the post of Commander In Chief during the Civil War and then, while still managing his elected office of President with all its political turmoil, became the best Commander in… Read more
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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

by Franklin, Benjamin

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Published
1951
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Very Good
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New York: The Heritage Press, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good. Benjamin Franklin never finished his autobiography and never saw in print what he did manage to write in quiet moments in a legendary life. But this Heritage Press edition, taken from the original manuscript in Franklin's hand, allows us an intimate look at a truly great man. First edition… Read more
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SPIDER

by McGrath, Patrick

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780671665104
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£9.35

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New York: Poseidon Press, 1990. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. McGrath's fictional forebearers are authors such as Wilde, Poe, Kafka and Stephen King. "Spider," according to Kirkus Reviews, ". is a truly unnerving and subversive narrative -- a study in madness worthy of Poe." Spider is a strange, lonely man who returns to London after a 20 year absence… Read more
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ROBERT FROST AND JOHN BARTLETT: THE RECORD OF A FRIENDSHIP

by Anderson, Margaret Bartlett

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Published
1963
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Very Good
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New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963. Hardcover. Very Good/Good To Good Plus. In 1907, a young English teacher, Robert Frost, began a friendship with two of his students, John Bartlett and Margaret Abbott (later Bartlett), that endured nearly half a century, in spite of distance and personal hardships. With the Bartletts' deaths in the 1940s, their daughter,… Read more
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ART IN AMERICA, February, 1986

by Baker, Elizabeth C., Editor

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Published
1986
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Very Good
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New York: Brant Art Publications, 1986. Magazine. Very Good. Volume 74, No. 2: Contents include a memoir of the making of Diego Rivera's Rockefeller Center mural; an article clarifying French photographer Eugene Atget's documentary work; recent work by Joan Snyder, Dorothea Rockburne and English artist Stephen Buckley; and Issues & Commentary by Carter Ratcliff, Review of Books and… Read more
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