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Big Papi. My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits.

by Ortiz, David

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Published
2007
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$600.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007. First edition of David Ortiz's memoir. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by the author on the title page. "David Ortiz Big Papi." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Boston's "Big Papi," always "had a knack for coming through when needed the most." Tony Massarotti, who co-authored Big Papi, once said: "'I… Read more
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$600.00
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Twice Thirty: Some Short and Simple Annals of the Road.

by Bok, Edward

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Published
1925
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$50.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth over decorated boards, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Dutch-born American editor, architect and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward William Bok was editor of the Ladies' Home Journal for 30 years. His 1920… Read more
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Blow: How a Small-Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost it All.

by Porter, Bruce. [Ted Demme]

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Published
1993
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$450.00

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New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1993. First St. Martin's Griffin edition of Porter's thrilling retelling of the story of George Jung, adapted into the 2001 film of the same name directed by Ted Demme and starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Edgar Best wishes Bruce… Read more
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$450.00
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Arabia Felix: Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia.

by Thomas, Bertram. Foreword by T. E. Lawrence. Appendix by Sir Arthur Keith

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Published
1932
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$400.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. First edition of Thomas' first edition, second impression of Thomas' famed work on the Arabian Peninsula. Octavo, original cloth, very fully illustrated with maps, charts, diagrams and illustrations. Foreword by T. E. Lawrence. Appendix by Sir Arthur Keith. Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Ownership name. English… Read more
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$400.00
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Crusade in Europe.

by Eisenhower, Dwight D

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Published
1948
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$5,000.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Signed limited first edition of General Eisenhower's wartime memoirs. Thick octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, original acetate. One of 1426 numbered copies signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, this is number 836. With a rare original dinner program from the Michigan Post Army Ordinance Association Spring Dinner held in honor… Read more
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$5,000.00
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The Complete 1922 Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

by Lawrence, T.E

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Published
2004
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$300.00

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Fordingbridge: J. and N. Wilson, 2004. First trade edition of the 'Oxford' Seven Pillars, being a third longer than the abridged first edition. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mick Keats. Arab portraits by Eric Kennington. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a biographical account of T.E. Lawrence's experiences during the… Read more
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$300.00
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The Ragman’s Son: An Autobiography.

by Douglas, Kirk

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Published
1988
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$350.00

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London: Simon & Schuster, 1988. First edition of Kirk Douglas' insightful autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Association copy, inscribed by him in the year of publication on the title page "To Sally - who never gets enough! - I hope I gave you what you want - affectionately, Kirk Douglas - 1988." The recipient, British photojournalist Sally… Read more
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$350.00
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Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Work.

by Carrington, Charles. [Rudyard Kipling; Lafcadio Hearn]

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Published
1955
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$3,000.00

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London: Macmillan & Co Ltd, 1955. First edition of Carrington's famed biography of Kipling. Octavo, original cloth. With an autograph note signed by Lafcadio Hearn adhered to the front pastedown which reads, "Kipling is priceless - his single story of Purima Bayal is worth a Kingdom; I & his suggestive moral of human life is such a miracle! I… Read more
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$3,000.00
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George Alfred Henty: The Story of An Active Life.

by Fenn, G. Manville. [George Alfred Henty]

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Published
1907
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$300.00

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London: Blackie and Son Limited, 1907. First edition of Fenn's biography of highly popular 19th century novelist George Alfred Henty. Octavo, original cloth decorated in gilt, illustrated with 11 plates including frontispiece portrait of Henty. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription. A sharp example of this rare title. Prolific English novelist and war correspondent George Alfred Henty is best… Read more
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$300.00
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The Letters of T. E. Lawrence.

by Lawrence, T. E. Edited by David Garnett

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Published
1938
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$300.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1938. First edition, first issue of the most important collection of Lawrence's correspondence with "Baltic" on page 182 (later corrected to Balkan) and "T.E.L." on page 495 (later corrected to T.E.S.). Quarto, original publisher's buckram, illustrated with 16 plates including frontispiece and 4 maps, 2 of which are folding. Very good in a very good dust… Read more
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$300.00
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My Beloved World.

by Sotomayer, Sonia

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Published
2013
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$200.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition of Justice Sotomayor's autobiography, which details the life of the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Octavo, original boards, illustrated with 16 pages of photographs. Signed by Sonia Sotomayor on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Peter Mendelsund. A… Read more
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$200.00
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Boy: Tales of Childhood.

by Dahl, Roald

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$150.00

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London. First edition of Dahl's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Quentin Blake. Boy: Tales of Childhood is an autobiographical book by British writer Roald Dahl. This book describes his life from birth until leaving school, focusing on living conditions in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s, the public… Read more
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$150.00
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.

by Sotomayor, Sonia

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Published
2018
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$125.00

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New York: Delacorte Press, 2018. First edition of Justice Sotomayor's autobiography, which details the life of the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Sonia Sotomayor on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Bianchini and Larsson McSwain. A compelling and… Read more
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$125.00
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The Home Letters of T. E. Lawrence and His Brothers.

by Lawrence, T. E

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Published
1954
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$175.00

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Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1954. First edition of the definitive collection of the collected personal correspondence between T. E. Lawrence and his brothers, offering an intimate glimpse into their early lives. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, frontispiece. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A superior example. The letters collected herein offer an intimate glimpse into Lawrence's early years as… Read more
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$175.00
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The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.

by Mawson, Douglas. [William Arthur Holman]

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Published
1915
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$16,000.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1915. First edition of this classic account of Antarctic exploration, an exceptional association copy inscribed by the author in both volumes in the year of publication to a fellow Australian, the Premier of New South Wales. Quarto, two volumes, original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, gilt vignette to the front panels, profusely… Read more
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London: James Clarke & Co, 1890. Rare first edition of Bainton's classic collection of reminiscences on the art of writing, with contributions from Henry James, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Bret Harte, and Samuel Clemens among many others. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and decorations to the spine and font panel. In near fine condition.
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$500.00
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Rudyard Kipling: An Attempt at Appreciation.

by Monkshood, G.F. [Rudyard Kipling]

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Published
1899
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$20.00

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London: Greening & Co., 1899. First edition of Monkshood's biography of Rudyard Kipling. Octavo, original cloth, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Kipling. In good condition. Ownership inscription. English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling's major works include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901) and many short stories and poems. Kipling was born in India, which inspired much of… Read more
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Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years.

by Mead, Margaret

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Published
1972
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$225.00

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New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc, 1972. First edition of this work by the award winning anthropologist. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed and dated "Margaret Mead 1973" on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket cover photograph by Ken Heyman. Jacket design by Lucy Mahoney. Blackberry Winter provides a rare glimpse of… Read more
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$225.00
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London and New York: The London Printing and Publishing Company, n.d.. The illustrated edition of the selected works of John Bunyan. Quarto, elaborately bound in full morocco with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt ruling and stamping to the front and rear panels,… Read more
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$2,000.00
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Yesterdays With Authors.

by Fields, James T

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Published
1882
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$975.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1882. Finely bound illustrated edition of Fields' Yesterdays with Authors. Octavo, bound in full crushed levant morocco by Tout with gilt titles and elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, gilt decorative cornerpieces to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, watered silk doublures and endleaves, gilt topstain, extra illustrated with 61… Read more
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$975.00