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cover of The Blessing: A Memoir (Signed)

The Blessing: A Memoir (Signed)

by Orr, Gregory

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Published
2019
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Very Good
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First Thus
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9781571313867
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Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (2019.) 1st edition by this publisher. First published in 2002. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. A moving memoir by American poet Gregory Orr, who killed his brother in a hunting accident at age 12. A survivor's story of finding a meaningful life in the wake of tragedy and despair. 8vo trade paperback.… Read more
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cover of Turning Inward to Open: An Interview with a Young Crone

Turning Inward to Open: An Interview with a Young Crone

by Hoag, Bonnie

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Published
1996
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Near Fine
Edition
First Thus
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£17.01

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[Shushan, NY] : Orion Press, 1996. 1st edition thus. An interview with Bonnie Hoag, an artist, educator and co-founder of the Dionondehowa Wildlife Sanctuary and School. Signed and inscribed by Hoag on the title page. Subjects include menopause, the human condition, Reiki, diet, nature, etc. Slender 8vo. String-bound paper wraps with applied cover illustration. 12, (1) pp. Printed on… Read more
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cover of Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250

Thomas Simms Bettens / Stikeman Binding 1/250

by Bettens, Edward Detraz

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Published
1909
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Author not stated but [Edward Detraz Bettens.] NY: 1909. 1st edition. One of 250 copies printed at The Gillis Press for private distribution. Fine leather binding by Stikeman. A memorial biography of Thomas Simms Bettens (1851-1907), an 1874 Harvard graduate who taught the classics to generations of prep school students in NY City. Published as a gift to former students… Read more
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cover of The Fable of Peter Martin (SIGNED)

The Fable of Peter Martin (SIGNED)

by Sutton, Ed

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Published
2006
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Hanover, NH: Institute of Current World Affairs. (2006.) 1st edition. Signed by Peter Martin, a former Time magazine editor who was director of ICWA from 1978-2006. A lighthearted tribute to Martin, in the form of a children's picture book. About 22 pp. Full-page color illustrations. Clothbound hardcover. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Quarto. 11 by 8.5 inches.
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cover of Knocking About: Being Some Adventures of Augustus Baker Peirce in Australia -- Signed "Author's Copy"

Knocking About: Being Some Adventures of Augustus Baker Peirce in Australia -- Signed "Author's Copy"

by Peirce, Augustus Baker; Leatherbee, Mrs. Albert T. (editor); Brigham, Edwin Howard (introduction)

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Published
1924
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Fair
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1st Edition
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1924. 1st edition. Appears to be signed by the editor, Mrs. [Ethel Brigham] Leatherbee, who added "Author's Copy" below her signature. A posthumous memoir by Peirce of his adventures in Australia in the 19th century. Peirce (1840-1919) was born in Medford, Mass., and arrived in Australia in 1860 as a sailor aboard the Oriental. He… Read more
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cover of Knocking About: Being Some Adventures of Augustus Baker Peirce in Australia

Knocking About: Being Some Adventures of Augustus Baker Peirce in Australia

by Peirce, Augustus Baker; Leatherbee, Mrs. Albert T. (editor); Brigham, Edwin Howard (introduction)

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Published
1924
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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£8.50

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1924. 1st edition. A posthumous memoir by Augustus Baker Peirce of his travels and adventures in Australia in the 19th century. Peirce (1840-1919) was born in Medford, Mass., and arrived in Australia as a sailor aboard the Oriental in 1860. He deserted ship and swam ashore, embarking on a series of remarkable exploits over many… Read more
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cover of This is My Life -- SIGNED

This is My Life -- SIGNED

by Bjorn,Thyra Ferre

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Published
1969
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Very Good
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NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1969. 3rd printing. Signed by Bjorn in red ink on the first blank page. A "partial autobiography" by the noted Swedish American author and storyteller. Recounts her life after publishing her best-selling first book (Papa's Wife, 1955.) 180 pages. 12mo hardcover. VG in Good dust jacket in a new clear archival cover. Bjorn's father was… Read more
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cover of Matuschka / Beauty out of Damage (SIGNED)

Matuschka / Beauty out of Damage (SIGNED)

by Matuschka, [Joanne]

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Very Good
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1st Edition
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A photographic catalogue by the influential artist and activist [Joanne] Matuschka. Introduction by Peter Schlesinger. Not stated, but published in NY circa 1996. Signed/inscribed by Matuschka. [24] pages, including the covers and four fold-out pages. Paperbound. 10 by 7 inches. VG with light edge wear. Known as the "Beauty out of Damage Catalogue" for the landmark self-portrait by Matuschka that… Read more
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cover of Ghiberti and Donatello with Other Early Italian sculptors (Illustrated Biographies of the Great Artists series)

Ghiberti and Donatello with Other Early Italian sculptors (Illustrated Biographies of the Great Artists series)

by Scott, Leader

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Published
1890
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Very Good
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London: Sampson Low, Marston Searle & Rivington, 1890. Slender clothbound hardcover. 100 pp., with index. VG with moderate wear and signs of age. Brief biographies of early Renaissance artists Ghiberti and Donatello, along with material on other Italian sculptors of the Pisan and Florentine schools. Nicely illustrated by b&w illustrations. One fold-out plate of The Second Door of the Baptistery,… Read more
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cover of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend (SIGNED)

Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend (SIGNED)

by Orlean, Susan

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Published
2011
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Very Good
ISBN
9781439190135
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NY: Simon & Schuster, (2011.) 5th printing. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. The compelling story of Rin Tin Tin, the German shepherd who went from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. 324 pp. 8vo hardcover in dust jacket. Signed "To Lois" in black ink on the title page. VG+ overall. Slight edge wear… Read more
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cover of The Land of the Great Image: Being Experiences of Friar Manrique in Arakan

The Land of the Great Image: Being Experiences of Friar Manrique in Arakan

by Collis, Maurice

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Published
1945
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Very Good
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London: Faber and Faber Limited, (1945.) Third impression. Historical narrative based on the 17th century travels of a Portugese Catholic priest in Arakan, then an independent kingdom on the Bay of Bengal (later part of Burma / Myanmar.) 259 pages, index. B&W illustrations, plans, and a fold-out map, index. 8vo hardcover. VG in Good dust jacket (some chipping and closed… Read more
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cover of James Russell Lowell: An Address

James Russell Lowell: An Address

by Curtis, George William

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Published
1892
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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NY: Harper and Brothers, 1892. 1st edition. An appreciation of J.R. Lowell (1819-91), American Romantic poet, critic, editor and diplomat. 64 pp., illustrations. Frontispiece portrait of Lowell and 7 text plates. Small hardcover. 5.25 by 3.75 inches. White cloth with black lettering and decoration. VG with some soil and signs of age. A good solid copy overall. A title in… Read more
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cover of A Man's Stature

A Man's Stature

by Viscardi, Henry

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Published
1952
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Very Good
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Introduction by Bernard M. Baruch. NY: The John Day Company (1952.) 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by Viscardi. The noted disabled activist's own story of his efforts to provide disabled people with employment and dignity. 240 pp. VG hardcover in dust jacket with some chipping at the spine ends and a couple of very small closed tears. A nice bright… Read more
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cover of A Laughter in the Lonely Night

A Laughter in the Lonely Night

by Viscardi, Henry

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Published
1961
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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NY: Paul S. Eriksson, Inc. (1961.) 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by Viscardi, a noted disabled activist, "To my friend Dr. Draper" on the first blank page. The triumphant personal stories of 15 people who worked for Abilities Inc., the company founded by the author which employed only handicapped people. 338 pp. VG hardcover in dust jacket with some rubbing… Read more
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cover of Recollections of My Mother

Recollections of My Mother

by Humphrey, Zephine

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Published
1912
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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£55.28

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New York, Chicago [etc.]: Fleming H. Revell Company, (1912.) 1st edition. SIGNED by Zephine Humphrey. A scarce memoir by the noted New England writer of life and travels with her mother, Harriet L. Sykes Humphrey (1832-1910.) Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Greetings to a friend of my friends / Zephine Humphrey Fahnestock / Dorset, [Vermont] 1941." 292… Read more
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cover of I Presume: Stanley’s Triumph and Disaster

I Presume: Stanley’s Triumph and Disaster

by Anstruther, Ian

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Published
1956
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. 1st edition. A biography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), British journalist and Africa explorer who led the expedition to find Scottish missionary David Livingstone. Stanley created an enduring catch phrase in 1871 and became the butt of constant jokes for his famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" This book focuses on how the public ridicule… Read more
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cover of Epitaph on George Moore

Epitaph on George Moore

by Morgan, Charles

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Published
1935
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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NY: Macmillan, 1935. 1st American edition. A biographical memoir of George Moore (1852-1933), Irish novelist, poet and playwright. 55 pp. 12mo. VG in VG dust jacket with clear archival cover. All four inner corners clipped, but original US price of $1.25 intact.
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cover of The Crippled Chancellor's Own Story

The Crippled Chancellor's Own Story

by Snowden, Philip

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Published
1930
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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[NY: Hearst] 1930. Advance printing in book form of a June 1930 Cosmopolitan magazine article. Snowden's first-person account of how he "limped his way to power." Snowden (1864-1937), socialist politician and propagandist, was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the first two Labour Party governments of Great Britain. Crippled by spinal disease at a young age, Snowden's tenure coincided with the… Read more
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