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The New Golf.

The New Golf.

by Vaile, P. A

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New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1916. First edition of P. A. Vaile's authoritative manual of the game of golf. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, frontispiece engraving of Jerome D. Travers with tissue guard, illustrated with forty engravings from photographs. In near fine condition. A nice example. American golf expert P. A. Vaile authored several books on professional golf featuring the finest players of the early 20th century. The New Golf features chapters on the practical aspects of golfing with photographs of Jerome D. Travers, Robert A. Gardner, and Harry Vardon demonstrating the ideal drive, stance and swing.
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Protect and Defend.

Protect and Defend.

by Valenti, Jack. [William Safire]

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New York: Doubleday, 1992. Drawing on more than thirty years in Washington's inner circle, former White House Special Assistant Jack Valenti has written a sizzling election-year thriller about the price of virulent ambition in the high-stakes world of Washington politics, where heroes are flawed and the game is played for keeps. "Valenti blows the dome off the Capitol - as only an insider can" (Kirk Douglas).
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A Very Human President.

A Very Human President.

by Valenti, Jack. [William Safire]

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New York: W.W. Norton & Compan Inc, 1975. "[Jack Valenti] brings some new and fascinating illuminations on the President and how and why he made some of the vital decisions of the 1960s. Some of the inside glimpses come closer to the truth, I suspect, than anything yet written" (Hugh Sidey, Time Magazine).
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Modern Golf.

Modern Golf.

by Valie, P.A

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London: Adam and Charles Black, 1909. First edition of this early work by Vaile. Octavo, finely bound in full green morocco by Asprey, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, triple gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, inner dentilles, all edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous full-page photographic plates and diagrams, including frontispiece photo with tissue-guard. In fine condition. Mr. Vaile's purpose was a good one, '...to produce a book from which a person who has never handled a club caught such an idea of the game and the underlying principles that govern the flight and run of the ball that he may soon become a confident and good player'" (Murdoch). Murdoch 808; D&M 38170; D&J V1240.
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Out of the Night.

Out of the Night.

by Valtin, Jan (aka Richard Julius Herman Krebs)

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New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1941. First edition of Valtin's bestselling autobiographical narrative. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author, "To Polly and June _____ with admiration and cordial fond wishes from Jan Valtin June 1, 1941." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket art by George Salter. A bestseller in 1941, described as". . . full of sensational revelations and interspersed with episodes of daring, of desperate conflict, of torture, and of ruthless conspiracy . . . It is, first of all, an autobiography the like of which has seldom been." The son of a seafaring father, Richard Julius Herman Krebs, a.k.a. Jan Valtin, came of age as a bicycle messenger during a maritime rebellion. His life as an intimate insider account of the dramatic events of 1920’s and 1930s, where he rose both within the ranks of the Communist Party and on the Gestapo hit list. Known for his honesty and incredible memory, Krebs dedicated his life to the Communist Party, rising to a… Read more
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Out of the Night.

Out of the Night.

by Valtin, Jan (aka Richard Julius Herman Krebs)

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New York: Alliance Book Corporation, 1940. First edition of Valtin's bestselling autobiographical narrative. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "For Ben Mandel, who helped. Jan Valtin November 1940." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket art by George Salter. A bestseller in 1941, described as". . . full of sensational revelations and interspersed with episodes of daring, of desperate conflict, of torture, and of ruthless conspiracy . . . It is, first of all, an autobiography the like of which has seldom been." The son of a seafaring father, Richard Julius Herman Krebs, a.k.a. Jan Valtin, came of age as a bicycle messenger during a maritime rebellion. His life as an intimate insider account of the dramatic events of 1920’s and 1930s, where he rose both within the ranks of the Communist Party and on the Gestapo hit list. Known for his honesty and incredible memory, Krebs dedicated his life to the Communist Party,… Read more
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The Polar Express.

The Polar Express.

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. The Polar Express "clearly established the illustrator-author as one of the premier creators of picture books in 20th-century children’s literature. The Polar Express, immediately taken to heart by children and adults alike, was a phenomenon in children’s publishing. It won the Caldecott Medal for illustration, appeared on the New York Times best seller list, sold more than a million copies in its first five years of publication and achieved the status of a contemporary classic Rich panel illustrations, in blues and purples, are accompanied by a narrative that achieves an exceptional sense of story Van Allsburg touches a universal chord— faith. The simple truth of the story is perceptively conveyed through a felicitous blend of pictures and narrative; the combination radiates with childlike wonder while reverberating with mysterious intensity" (Silvey, 660). It is the basis for the 2004 3D computer-animated film directed by Robert Zemeckis,… Read more
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

by van Bruggen, Coosje [Frank Gehry]

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New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1999. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on Gehry's masterpiece, The Guggenheim Museum in Balbao, Spain. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed and dated in 2002 by Frank Gehry. Fine in fine dust jacket. Preface by Thomas Krens. Wonderfully Illustrated throughout- photographs and sketches of this architectural masterpiece and landmark of which Philip Johnson called, "the greatest building of our time.
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

by van Bruggen, Coosje [Frank Gehry]

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New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1999. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on Gehry's masterpiece, The Guggenheim Museum in Balbao, Spain. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by Frank Gehry at the preface. Fine in fine dust jacket. Preface by Thomas Krens. Wonderfully Illustrated throughout- photographs and sketches of this architectural masterpiece and landmark of which Philip Johnson called, "the greatest building of our time.
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The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren.

The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren.

by Van Buren, Martin

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Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1920. First edition of the autobiography of President Van Buren. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine. From the library of Maine Congressman Carroll L. Beedy. In near fine condition. Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. Uncommon. Martin Van Buren was a lawyer and statesman who served as the 8th president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. A founder of the Democratic Party, he had previously served as the 9th governor of New York, the 10th United States secretary of State, and the 8th vice president of the United States. Later in his life, Van Buren emerged as an elder statesman and an important anti-slavery leader who led the Free Soil Party ticket in the 1848 presidential election.
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Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont Feud.

Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont Feud.

by Van de Water, Frederic. [Rudyard Kipling]

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Weston, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1937. First edition of Van de Water's account of Kipling's feud with his brother-in-law in Dummerston, which was made very public by local newspapers. Octavo, original buckram, illustrated with drawings by Bernadine custer. One of 700 numbered copies signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page, this is number 132. Fine in the original slipcase which is in very good condition. Rudyard Kipling wrote the bulk of his best-known works in his now historic Shingle Style house, Naulahka, in Dummerston, Vermont. Here, Frederic Van de Water, a close friend of Kipling's brother-in-law Beatty Balestier, tells the story of the legendary family feud which flared up in a public trial and ultimately drove Kipling from Vermont.
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Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin.

by Van Doren, Carl

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New York: The Viking Press, 1938. Benjamin Franklin contains the most extensive collection of Benjamin Franklin's autobiographical writings, much of which was long out-of-print. Also included are some fifty letters written by Franklin that was never published before.
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Heart Of The Horse.

Heart Of The Horse.

by Van Otteren, Juliet. Foreword by Jane Goodall. Text by Alan Lightman

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New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 2004. First edition of this magnificent collection of Van Otteren's stunning equine portraits. Quarto, original boards, illustrated with 78 black and white photographs by Juliet Van Otteren. Presentation copy, inscribed by Van Otteren on the half-title page, "Enjoy your journey thru Salutations, Juliet." Foreword by Jane Goodall. Text by Alan Lightman. Fine in a fine dust jacket. In this extraordinarily beautiful collection of photographs, Juliet van Otteren has captured perfectly the power and the grace and the fluid movements of horses. The images perfectly illustrate what Winston Churchill meant when he said, 'there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man'" (Jane Goodall, Foreword).
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The Dragon Masters.

The Dragon Masters.

by Vance, Jack

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London: Dennis Dobson, 1965. First British and first hardcover edition of the author's work which won the 1963 Hugo Award for best novella. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Jack Vance on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine jacket with light rubbing to the crown of the spine. Vance is the greatest living Science Fiction writer. His work continues to exhibit imagination, originality, and style, three things sadly lacking in 95% of the SF being published nowadays" (George R. R. Martin).
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Palm Beach.

Palm Beach.

by Vanderbilt Jr., Cornelius

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New York: The Macaulay Company, 1931. First edition, second printing of socialite Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s classic novel set in 1930s Palm Beach. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Vanderbilt's Palm Beach concerns the debutante daughter of a captain of finance and the clash between her ideas of a desirable husband and those prevailing in the circles of bargaining matchmakers. She comes to Palm Beach fresh from finishing school, eager to join the gayest entertainments of the season with an unspoiled capacity for enjoying herself. How this vivacious girl tries out the modern ways of sophistication among the richest and most aristocratic people in America is constructed into a delightful story drawn from Vanderbilt's unique and privileged knowledge of the gilded characters and lavish venues of Palm Beach.
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Farewell to Fifth Avenue.

Farewell to Fifth Avenue.

by Vanderbilt, Jr., Cornelius

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935. First edition of Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s autobiographical portrait of his early years as a Vanderbilt. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "To Mrs. Paul Hoffman with all good wishes - Cornelius Vanderbilt Feb, 1935." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the extremities. Upon turning thirty-five, Cornelius Vanderbilt IV determined to set down, without fear or favor, the story of his life, from his early life vacationing in Europe on his father's yacht North Star, to his military experience in the First World War and later experiences as a newspaper publisher. As the book's title implies, it was also Vanderbilt's point of no return in his rejection of the artifice of high society. Throughout the work Vanderbilt recounts encounters with a number of high-profile personages, some of whom he was able to interview on a trip to Europe in the early… Read more
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My Golfing Life.

My Golfing Life.

by Vardon, Harry

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London: Hutchinson & Co, 1933. First edition of Vardon's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable in the original dust jacket. In My Golfing Life Mr. Vardon reviews his golfing experiences and looks back over a career that stands out in golf history as one of the greatest" (Murdoch 818). Vardon was a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport in his day, along with John Henry Taylor and James Braid. He went on to win The British Open Championship a record six times and also won the U.S. Open.
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Progressive Golf.

Progressive Golf.

by Vardon, Harry

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London: Hutchinson & Company, 1920. First edition of this work by the legendary golfer. Octavo, original green cloth, illustrated with several folding plates from action-shot photographs. . Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine. First editions in the original dust jackets are rare. Harry Vardon was the six time winner of the British Open who, "set the standard by which the golfing greats are measured." This work captures Vardon's style of play in six sequences of stop-action photographs displayed on six folding plates.
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My Golfing Life.

My Golfing Life.

by Vardon, Harry

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London: Hutchinson & Co, 1933. First edition of Vardon's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. From the library of golf architect A.W. Tillinghast with his handwritten library index card laid in. A.W. Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects in the history of golf; he worked on more than 265 different courses and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. Affixed to the front free endpaper is a three-page autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of Vardon to Tillinghast on Vardon's letterhead dated February 19th 1914 which reads in part, "Dear Mr. Tillinghast, I thank you very much for clipping & also letter. I fail to understand American people. They ask for my candid opinion of things...then they slate you for doing so..." During his career, Vardon made three visits to North America, 1900, 1913 and 1920. During all three trips he competed in the U.S. Open finishing 1st, 2nd and tie 2nd, becoming golf's first international celebrity in 1900 when… Read more
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The Time I Played With Vardon.

The Time I Played With Vardon.

by Vardon, Harry) Edgar Guest

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Rare original broadside poem by Edgar Guest on golfer Harry Vardon. A photograph of Vardon with a putter and the poem by Edgar Albert Guest is below. Guest who was popular poet in the 20th century and became known as the "People's Poet". Matted and framed. Harry Vardon was a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport in his day, along with John Henry Taylor and James Braid. He went on to win The British Open Championship a record six times and also won the U.S. Open.
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