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PORTRAIT OF BARRIE. J. M. Barrie. PORTRAIT OF BARRIE.
London: James Barrie, 1954. First edition. Written by Cynthia Asquith. Includes black-and-white photographs of Barrie. Spine faded, otherwise very good to near fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with light edgewear. Includes the publisher's wrap-around band announcing "Book Society Alternative Non-Fiction Choice."

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ARNOLD BENNETT. Mrs. Arnold Bennett. ARNOLD BENNETT.
London: A. M. Philpot, Ltd. 1925. First edition. Frontis portrait of Bennett. Page top edges gilt. Illustrated with a few photographs. Very good in the scarce dust jacket, with spine sunned, marginal chipping, and splits at folds mended on verso with archival tape.

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LIFE OF LIEUT. COL. BLACKADER: Born 1664--Died 1729. John Blackader. LIFE OF LIEUT. COL. BLACKADER: Born 1664--Died 1729.
[Philadelphia]: Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1840. First U.S. edition. A lively account of the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns by a senior Scottish soldier who was wounded at Blenheim. Compiled from letters and journals written from the field. Quarter leather binding somewhat rubbed, particularly at the spine ends, cloth boards also a little rubbed and soiled with corners exposed, previous owners' names, etc., foxed throughout, altogether good or perhaps better.

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THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources. Robert B. Brough. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources.
George Cruikshank. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857 and 1858. First edition, in the original, untrimmed and unopened monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in gilt-lettered green-cloth chemise with bookplate of Maude M. Monell and matching green-cloth slipcase. Pale yellow pictorial paperwraps each with woodcut after Cruikshank on front cover and each with two full-page plates at front -- 20 etched plates by Cruikshank in all. Apart from some minor soiling to wrappers an excellent untrimmed set with tissue guards present between all but one set of plates and with all but Part I unopened. Touch of spotting to plates, Part I; old damp stain to plate fore edges, Part VII; and stain to upper corner last several leaves and rear cover, Part VIII. Text on back wrappers corresponding to Cohn's except for Part III ("A List of New Works") and Part IV ("New Books of the Season"). Part VII with 4-page "List of New Works Announced for Publication" dated Nov. 1827 laid in. Cohn 96. ILLUSTRATED BY CRUIKSHANK.

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LETTERS TO MARY. Catherine Hayes Brown. LETTERS TO MARY.
New York: Random House, (1940). First edition. A biography of actress Helen Hayes, written by her mother in a series of letters to Helen's daughter, Mary. Number 37 of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by Catherine Hayes Brown, Helen Hayes and Mary MacArthur. Includes a foreword by Charles MacArthur. Near fine with a touch of age darkening on the endpapers. In slipcase with a few small rubbed spots.

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ROBERT BROWNING'S FINANCES FROM HIS OWN ACCOUNT BOOK. Robert Browning, Roma A. King Jr. ROBERT BROWNING'S FINANCES FROM HIS OWN ACCOUNT BOOK.
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, (1947). First edition. Edited by A. J. Armstrong. Baylor University Browning Interests Series Fifteen. Based upon an original manuscript which is in the Baylor University Browning Library, this accounting includes facsimile pages and a detailed analysis, which is an interesting addition to the biographical information on the Brownings. Blue cloth with gold lettering on front only, presumably as issued, without a dust jacket. Minor edge rubbing, otherwise fine.

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THE MARQUIS OF MONTROSE. John Buchan. THE MARQUIS OF MONTROSE.
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, (1913). First edition. Buchan's biography of 17th-century Scottish nobleman James Graham who fought against the anti-royalists in Scotland's Civil War. Polished blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; top edge gilt. Foxing to fore edges and last and first and last few pages, light stain and partial glass ring to front board, spine sunned but gilt lettering still bright; altogether about very good with binding strong and gilt bright. Lacking the exceedingly scarce dust jacket. .

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THE GRAND ORIGINAL. Randolph Churchill, Kay Halle. THE GRAND ORIGINAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. First edition. Portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends collected, introduced and edited by Halle. INSCRIBED BY HALLE to friends of Churchill, it would seem, in September 1971. Includes John Betjeman. Oscar Levant, A. J. Liebling, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jacqueline Onasis, et al. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in dust jacket with corners and spine ends a little nicked and rubbed, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54411]       Price: $75.00
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LIVING HISTORY. Hillary Rodham Clinton. LIVING HISTORY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). First edition. Her memoirs of her time as first lady. SIGNED on the title page. Spine ends just gently nudged still fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #54646]       Price: $250.00
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THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: Illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a Biography of the Knight, from Authentic Sources by Robert B. Brough, Esq. George Cruikshank, Robert B. Brough. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: Illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a Biography of the Knight, from Authentic Sources by Robert B. Brough, Esq.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857--1858. First edition, in the original monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in cloth chemise and leather top-loading slipcase. Each part with two full-page illustrated plates at front, twenty etched plates in all; and woodcut illustration after Cruikshank replicated on front of each wrapper. Original front covers, all but one with publisher's presentation blindstamp; lacking original rear covers (each with plain tan wrap at rear instead) and without the tissue guards between the plates. Each part appears to have been trimmed at top and bottom, Part X front cover darkened, else all are very good with only minor soiling to covers and with plates themselves near fine to fine. Housed together in green-cloth chemise and full leather, marbled-paper lined, top-loading double slipcase with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Cohn 96. CRUIKSHANK'S LAST MAJOR BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS.

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ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: A Biographical Dictionary. Doris Ostrander Dawdy. ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: A Biographical Dictionary.
Chicago: Sage Books / Swallow Press, (1974). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. An excellent reference to prominent Western artists. Near fine in very good dust jacket.

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CHARLES WHIBLEY: A Memoir. T. S. Eliot. CHARLES WHIBLEY: A Memoir.
(Oxford: Oxford U. Press), 1931. First edition. "English Association, Pamphlet No. 80." Fine in handsewn, printed paperwraps. Whibley, a literary critic and author of several books, was a prominent columnist for Blackwood's Magazine. He recommended Eliot to Geoffrey Faber, resulting in Eliot's postion at Faber & Faber.

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CASANOVA: His Known and Unknown Life. S. Guy Endore. CASANOVA: His Known and Unknown Life.
London: George Routledge & Sons, (1930). First UK edition. Very good or better in dust jacket with a few small chips and tears along the edges.

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CODENAME IAGO. Richard Flanagan, John Friedrich. CODENAME IAGO.
(Port Melbourne, Australia): Heinemann, (1991). First edition and the only edition. Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Booker Prize for THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH is "considered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation" (The Economist). By contrast, Johann Friedrich Hohenberger, "John Friedrich," or, as he was also known, "Australia's greatest conman," was the subject of Victoria's biggest fraud case. At the time of Friedrich’s death, which was ruled a suicide (he was found dead on his farm near Sale, Victoria, with a single gunshot wound to the head on July 27, 1991), he was writing this posthumously published autobiography with the assistance of Flanagan. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps. No hardback edition. Scarce. SCARCE BOOK BY BOOKER WINNER.

[Book #53608]       Price: $200.00
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NOVELIST AND STORYTELLER: THE LIFE OF C. S. FORESTER. C. S. Forester, John Forester. NOVELIST AND STORYTELLER: THE LIFE OF C. S. FORESTER.
(Lemon Grove, Calif): John Forester, (2000). First edition. A biography written by his son. Number 103 of 250 SIGNED copies. Two volumes, each SIGNED and numbered and each INSCRIBED, "For --- with best wishes. John Forester." Two large 8vo volumes in glossy pictorial paperwraps. 826 pages including index. Although the stated limitation is 250 copies, it's possible that not all of these self-published volumes were produced or sold. We've never handled a copy before, and were not aware of the book's existence. Light wear on corners, a light spot on page edges and a triangular spot on top. Scarce.

[Book #41859]       Price: $450.00
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MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography. E. M. Forster. MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography.
London: Edward Arnold Ltd. (1956). First edition. Illustrated with portraits. A remarkable, loving biography of his great aunt based on copious family papers (some transcribed by Marianne herself at a young age), diaries, and letters -- including several to Forster written while she was in her late 80's and he was not yet 8 years old. Endpapers tanned along hinges, otherwise crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with rear corners just barely nicked and only one tiny tear.

[Book #54885]       Price: $75.00
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LORD ROCHESTER'S MONKEY: Being the Life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester. Graham Greene. LORD ROCHESTER'S MONKEY: Being the Life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester.
New York: Viking Press, (1974). First U.S. edition. Biography written in the thirties by Greene -- who referred to Rochester in two of his books -- dusted off, revised, and presented here for the first time. Profusely illustrated. Near fine in better than very good dust jacket with some edge rubbing but no chips or tears.

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WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE. David Halberstam. WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE.
New York: Scribner, (2001). First edition. SIGNED by author. Covers Bush, Clinton and the Generals. Fine in near fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #54432]       Price: $75.00
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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Nathaniel Hawthorne, By Annie Fields. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1899. First edition. Part of the Beacon Biographies of Eminent Authors series, edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, this work includes the first appearance of many of Hawthorne's letters. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Fields to Elizabeth Fairchild. Annie Fields was the wife of the publisher and author, James T. Fields. She and James were friends of Hawthorne, as well as of other literary notables of their day. Intricately engraved frontispiece and title page; top edge gilt. Very good with minor rubbing to the edges, most noticeably at the spine ends and corners, still an attractive copy.

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LESS THAN A TREASON: Hemingway in Paris. Ernest Hemingway, Peter Griffin. LESS THAN A TREASON: Hemingway in Paris.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. First edition. Sequel to ALONG WITH YOUTH which brought Hemingway from childhood to marriage. This one covers his early Paris years. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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SEABISCUIT: An American Legend. Laura Hillenbrand. SEABISCUIT: An American Legend.
New York: Random House, (2001). First edition. One of the surprise bestsellers of recent years, about the horse that was one of the biggest stories of 1938 and united the country in that depression era. First jacket priced $24.95 and no audio ad on back flap. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story. Benjamin L. Hooks, Jerry Guess. THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story.
(Chicago: American Bar Association, 2004). First edition. Written with Guess; foreword by Dennis Archer, the 2003/2004 American Bar Association president. INSCRIBED BY HOOKS on the front free endpaper simply, "Thanks / BWHooks" (not inscribed to anyone). "As leader of the NAACP for 15 years, Benjamin Hooks oversaw the organization's position on affirmative action and federal aid to the poorer neighborhoods of American cities. He particpated in dialogues with the governments of South Africa and in hundreds of domestic issues affecting minorities in the United States" (from the jacket flap). Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

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LITTLE JOURNEYS TO HOMES OF GREAT LOVERS: Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osborne. Elbert Hubbard, Fanny Osborne Robert Louis Stevenson. LITTLE JOURNEYS TO HOMES OF GREAT LOVERS: Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osborne.
East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1906. First edition. Vol. XIX, No. 6, December 1906. Sewn, gray paperwraps printed in black and red. Two portrait plates inserted. About very good with light soiling and crease to covers, minor wear on edges; and ad pages at front and rear tanned.

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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON; Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published. Samuel Johnson, By James Boswell. THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON; Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published.
London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. Two volumes. First edition, first state with "gve" p.135, Volume I. Quarto (4to), full-leather boards sympathetically recased with original contemporary mottled calf laid down over boards; new leather spines with gilt-lettered black leather title and volume labels and gilt rule. Text blocks appear to have been trimmed approximately 1/8" on tops, bottoms and fore edges, Engraved portrait of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I and two engraved plates in Volume II, as called for. Foxing to plates and opposing pages, otherwise both volumes are quite clean, Housed in custom half-morocco slipcase and chemise. BOSWELL'S JOHNSON, THE MOST CELEBRATED BIOGRAPHY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

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T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER:. Information about Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations [Two Volumes]. T. E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Liddell Hart. T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER:. Information about Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations [Two Volumes].
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First edition, Two volumes. There were 1,000 copies in this limited edition: 500 for the UK market and 500 for the U.S. Both volumes numbered 276; signed by their respective editors, Graves and Hart, who also provide critical commentary. Old glue shadows to front pastedowns, hinges unavoidably darkened, spines a little tanned and rubbed; otherwise, very good lacking the dust jackets and slipcase.

[Book #54971]       Price: $200.00
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