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Friend and Lover: The Life of Louise Bryant
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Friend and Lover: The Life of Louise Bryant

By Virginia Gardner

New York: Horizon Press, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Very light wear to the book; more to the tips, corners, and edges of the jacket, which is sunned on the spine and the edges of the front and rear panels. Clean and unmarked. First printing, no others noted. Louise Bryant and Jack Reed were among the principal American witnesses to the Bolshevik Revolution. Their experiences were recorded in Bryant's books: Six Red Months in Russia[ and Mirrors of Moscow and in Reed's book: Ten Days That Shook the World as well as in the film Reds in which Reed and Bryant were played by Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$18.00

Faith Of My Fathers
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Faith Of My Fathers

By John McCain; Mark Salter

New York: Random House, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Signed by the senator on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. Lightest wear to the book and jacket. First printing, full RH number line. John McCain's memoir of his family, particularly his father and grand-father, admirals in the U.S. Navy. A moving story by a man of great character, honor and honesty. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! .

$75.00

Faith Of My Fathers
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Faith Of My Fathers

By John McCain; Mark Salter

New York: Random House, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Lightest wear to the book and jacket. Second printing . John McCain's memoir of his family particularly his father and grand-father, admirals in the U.S. Navy. A moving story by a man of great character, honor and honesty. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! .

$20.00

Faith Of My Fathers
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Faith Of My Fathers

By John McCain; Mark Salter

New York: Random House, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Lightest wear to the book and jacket. First printing, full number line. John McCain's memoir of his family particularly his father and grand-father, admirals in the U.S. Navy. A moving story by a man of great character, honor and honesty. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! .

$30.00

Phillips Brooks: 1835-1893: Memories of His Life with Extracts From His Letters and Note-Books

By Alexander V. G. Allen (Author)

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. Tips, corners, and edges of the book show moderate shelf wear, spine legible, top edge dusty, previous owners' names, else clean and unmarked; no jacket. First printing of the revised and abbreviated version following the two volume edition published in 1901. From Wikipedia: "Phillips Brooks (December 13, 1835 – January 23, 1893) was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem". In the Episcopal liturgical calendar he is remembered on January 23." From a prominent Massachusetts family Brooks was a descendant of the eminent Puritan religious figure John Cotton and of Samuel Phillips, Jr. the founder of the Phillips Academy, Andover. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Messengers of Day: Volume 2

By Powell, Anthony

London: Heinemann , 1978. First printing. Hardcover. Good+/very good. shelf wear to book and jacket, staining to rear cover of book and page edges, previous owner's name to front endpaper. Otherwise clean, tight copy of vol two of Powell's four volume autobiography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. We specialize in the works of and about Anthony Powell. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$25.00

Going to Windward : A Mosbacher Family Memoir

By Robert A. Mosbacher Sr. with James G. McGrath

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Lightest wear to tips, corners and edges of the book and jacket, very slightly cocked, clean and unmarked. First printing, full number line. Seems to be signed to a Mosbacher family member by the author. From the flap: "A must-read for Texas, political, business, and energy historians as well as general readers everywhere, Going to Windward is an American success story that will warm the heart and capture the imagination." Most items ship with tracking numbers and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$20.00

First Lady from Plains

By Rosalynn Carter

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Good/good. Signed. Shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of the book, a bit more to the jacket which is creased with a chip to the front panel, rubbed, spine just slightly sunned. Inscribed by Mrs. Carter on the first blank page. First printing, full number line. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$12.00

My Brother Brendan

By Dominic Behan

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/good. Shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of the book and jacket which is soiled and rubbed, top edge dusty. Memoir of the Irish raconteur, Borstal boy, playwright, wit and prodigious drinker. Brendan and Dominic were once described "as the most alarming combination since assault and battery." First printing stated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

Humphrey Bogart
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Humphrey Bogart

By Nathaniel Benchley

Boston: Little, Brown, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Good/good. Signed. Much shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket, page edges spotted. Author's inscription to the first white page. First printing/edition stated, no others noted. Nathaniel Benchley was the son of humorist Robert Benchley and the father of Peter Benchley who wrote the novel and the screenplay for Jaws. Nathaniel's 1961 novel The Off-Islanders was made into a motion picture titled The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming for which he received the nomination for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay. He was a close friend of Bogart. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book

By Deirdre Dolan

New York: Gotham, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. light wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket, clean and unmarked. First printing, full number line. From HBO: "The book opens with an in-depth profile of Larry David, and the structure that follows is based around in-depth coverage of each of the 50 episodes, including: Anecdotal, behind-the-scene stories from people who were there, including interviews with such stars as Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Jason Alexander, Mel Brooks, Ted Danson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kathy Griffin, Paul Reiser, Richard Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Ben Stiller, and many others.150 photographs, including behind-the-scene photos that fans will devour. First mentions of now legendary phrases. Reproductions of Larry David's original scene outlines (no dialogue) so readers can trace the actual evolution of classic scenes from "real life" to the cutting room. Outtakes, such as show titles and scenes that didn't make the cut and storylines that were too outrageous to use. Answers to nagging questions not revealed on the show. For anyone interested in David's childhood, his roots as a stand-up comic, his various writing jobs before the breakthrough of "Seinfeld," and how the ideas that had been formulating in his mind for decades finally found its perfect expression in his show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book" is the perfect tribute." Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$20.00

Wodehouse: A Life
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Wodehouse: A Life

By Robert McCrum

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Lightest wear to the book and jacket, just about As New in all respects. First printing, full number line. 8vo. McCrum served as literary editor of The Observer for more than ten years. In May 2008 he was appointed Associate Editor of The Observer. He was formerly editor-in-chief at Faber & Faber from 1990 to 1996. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

Yes, Mr. DeMille

By Phil Koury

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Good/fair. Later printing (2) Much wear to tips, corners and edges of book and much more to jacket which is rubbed, spine faded, chipped, creased, several short tears. Inscribed by the author to James Lee (James Wideman Lee II, 1906-1999) son of the founder and partner in Ivy Lee and T. J. Ross, public relations counselors. From James Lee's Dorset, Vermont library. Second impression. A reminisence of the legendary motion picture maker by one of his closest assistants. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$20.00

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events

By John D. Rockefeller

Tarrytown, New York: Sleepy Hollow press, 1984. First printing . Hardcover. Very Good/good. light wear to the book and jacket wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket, jacket spine sunned, jacket has few small tears. First printing as stated. John D. Rockefeller, sr. began the writings tha make up this book in 1909. Although excerpts have been published as well as abridged editions, this edition "is the first time the complete text and illustrations of the original articles have become available in book form" according to the foreword by his grandson Laurance S. Rockefeller. Published by the Sleepy Hollow Press and the Rockefeller Archive Center two closely held family operations most copies were intended for distribution to friends, family and employees. Certainly this copy was as the card addressed "To Members of the Rockefeller Family Staff", signed by brothers Laurance S. and David Rockefeller is laid-in. Dated Christmas 1983 it indicates that the book was a Christmas present that year. Random Reminiscences was "the only commercially published writing carrying (John D. Rockefeller's) name as author." according to Laurance Rockefeller's foreword. Scarce. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
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Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

By Mark Twain (author); Harriet E. Smith (Editor), Benjamin Griffin (Editor), Victor Fischer (Editor), Michael B. Frank (Editor), Sharon K. Goetz (Editor), Leslie Diane Myrick (Editor)

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Volume 1, Later printing (3) About As New in all respects, unread. A third printing of the first volume of Twain's monumental autobiography embargoed on his instructions for 100 years after his death. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. Most items ship with tracking numbers and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

Tolkien: A Biography
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Tolkien: A Biography

By Humphrey Carpenter

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-/Good. shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of book and jacket, previous owner's name to front endpaper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Hard Cover. First printing, full number line. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$12.00

Rebecca West: A Life

By Victoria Glendinning

New York: Random House , 1987. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good-. wear to tips, corners and edges of book and price-clipped jacket, rubbed with spot of staining to rear panel. First US edition stated no others noted. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$15.00

The Mendelssohn Family (1729-1847) From Letters and Journals. vols. 1 & 2

By Sebastian Hensel

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1881. Second revised. Hardcover. Very Good-. Two volumes. Wear to tips, corners and edges of books, previous owner's name to front endpaper of vol. 1. A biography of one of the most remarkable German Jewish families of the 18th and 19th centuries. Sebastian Hensel was the composer's nephew by his sister Fanny. The family history is recounted from Moses Mendelssohn, an Enlightenment philospher through the deaths of Felix and then Fanny Hensel a short time later. The Mendelssohn's and Hensel's were, over the generations, bankers, philosophers, painters and of course musicians. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$45.00

Crusader for Freedom: A Life of Lydia Maria Child
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Crusader for Freedom: A Life of Lydia Maria Child

By Deborah Pickman Clifford

Beacon Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good /very good. light wear to the book and jacket, top edge dusty, gift isncription to the front endpaper, price-clipped. First printing, full number line. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.

$9.00

The Story of My Life or The Sunshine and Shadow of Seventy Years of Mary A. Livermore Teacher, Author, Wife, Mother, Army Nurse, Soldier's Friend, Lecturer, and Reformer
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The Story of My Life or The Sunshine and Shadow of Seventy Years of Mary A. Livermore Teacher, Author, Wife, Mother, Army Nurse, Soldier's Friend, Lecturer, and Reformer

By Mary A. Livermore

Hartford: A.D. Worthington & Co., 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket, as issued. lightest wear to book, spine sunned. Civil War era memoir. Broadfoot, 345. Mary Livermore, born Mary Ashton Rice, (1820 – 1905) was an American journalist, abolitionist, and advocate of women's rights. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997.

$40.00

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