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1 88th Congress Memorial Addresses in the House of Representatives Together with Tributes on the Life and Ideals of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: 1884-1962
Joint Committee on Printing 1962 Hardcover Very Good 
Very Good hardcover in black silk cloth binding, stamped in gilt. NO marks or writing in book. Corners are nice and square; just a few very light spots to the cover. Otherwise like new. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Vicksburg, a City Under Siege: Diary of Emma Balfour, May 16, 1863-June 2, 1863, Balfour, Emma Harrison
2 Balfour, Emma Harrison Vicksburg, a City Under Siege: Diary of Emma Balfour, May 16, 1863-June 2, 1863
Phillip C. Weinberger 1983 Paperback Like New 
20-page personal narrative of life in Mississippi during the Siege of Vicksburg. Illustrated. Bound in stapled light grey wrappers. No marks or writing in booklet. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt Glitter and the Gold, The
George Mann Books 1973 0704100029 / 9780704100022 Paperback Very Good 
1973 paperback edition, with no marks or flaws. Clean copy, almost like new, but has a trace of rubbing/ shelfwear. 304 pages; illustrated.

It has been noted that "...the illustrations in the Kindle edition, unfortunately, look like postage stamps. I would advise anyone to skip the Kindle edition and go for the hardback so that you can see the Duchess and the people she writes about." 
Price: 15.00 USD

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4 Bancroft, Carolyn Silver Queen: The Fabulous Story of Baby Doe Tabor
Johnson Publishing Co. 1996 Paperback Like New 
Slim, stapled softcover with no marks or flaws. Unread copy in like-new condition, with no sign of wear. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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Collected Black Women's Narratives (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers), Barthelemy, Anthony G.
5 Barthelemy, Anthony G. Collected Black Women's Narratives (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)
Oxford University Press 1990 0195066693 / 9780195066692 Paperback As New 
Like new with no marks or flaws. Covers have a trace of rubbing. No damage or defects. 368 pages.

From the publisher's website, "...these autobiographical narratives offer keen insight into four vastly different lives. Nancy Prince, born free in Massachusetts in 1799, tells of her exotic travels to Europe, Russia, and Jamaica. Susie King Taylor, who gained freedom by escaping behind Union lines with her family in 1862, records her experiences as a teacher, laundress, and nurse with the Union army, and her later experiences during the Reconstruction. Bethany Veney recounts her years in slavery and in freedom, tracing her spiritual growth throughout her life. And Louisa Picquet, who gained freedom in the late 1840s from the man who held her as slave and concubine, focuses on her life as a sexual victim and on her efforts to buy her mother out of slavery. " 
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6 Behrman, S. N. Duveen
Little Brown & Co. 1972 Hardcover Very Good Good 
First thus, 1972. Hardcover in dust jacket. No marks or writing in book. Binding is sturdy and sound. Jacket has a closed tear to the rear panel which we have repaired archivally. A little wear to jacket at spine ends. Overall, still quite presentable. A biography of the most famous art dealer of all time that reads like a novel focusing on wheeling-and-dealing with famous collectors and their taste. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Bembo, Ambrosio; Anthony Welch (editor) The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo
University of California Press 2007 0520249399 / 9780520249394 Paperback New G.J. Grélot 
Bright, new softcover with NO marks or wear. 470 pages.

In 1671, Ambrosio Bembo, a young nobleman bored with everyday life in Venice, decided to broaden his knowledge of the world through travel. That summer he set off on a remarkable, occasionally hazardous, four-year voyage to Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and the Portuguese colonies of western India. His journal, now translated into English for the first time, is the most important new European travel account of western Asia to be published in the past hundred years. 
Price: 23.50 USD

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8 Cockshut, A.O.J. Achievement of Sir Walter Scott
New York University Press 1971 Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover in red cloth binding. NO marks or writing in book. No underlining. Holding up very nicely overall. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Cross, Robin Hitler: An Illustrated Life
Quercus 2009 1848660200 / 9781848660205 New 
New hardcover in glossy dust jacket. No marks or flaws. 176 pages; illustrated. A biography of the most infamous dictator of the 20th century. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Defoe, Daniel A short narrative of the life and actions of His Grace John, D. of Marlborough (The Augustan Reprint Society; No. 168)
Augustan Reprint Society 1977 Paperback Very Good 
Softcover reprint in facsimile. No marks or writing in book. Binding has little evidence of wear. Overall, Very Good Condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Geibert, Ron Early Flight, 1900-1911: Original Photographs from the Wright Brothers Personal Collection
Dayton Landfall Press 1977 0913428388 / 9780913428382 Paperback Like New 
Clean, glossy softcover. Cover is very slightly rubbed/shelfworn. No writing in book; No tears or defects. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Ginaven, Marlene Not for Us Alone
Stan Hywet Hall Foundation 1999 Paperback Very Good 
Softcover. No marks or writing in book. Almost like new, but covers have a couple very light signs of prior handling.

The Story of Stan Hywet Hall and its gardens. Built between 1912 and 1915, Stan Hywet Hall is one of the finest examples of the American Country Estate movement, which flourished during the Industrial Age. American Country Estates were built by the wealth of self-made industry giants... in this case, F A Sieberling, founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Akron, OH. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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13 Gutsole, Marl. Discovering Canadian Pioneers (Discovery series)
0195413253 / 9780195413250 Paperback New 
Brand new softcover. Bright, glossy binding. NO marks or flaws. NO defects. Nice, sharp, square corners. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Lasky, Kathryn; Nneka Bennett Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker
Candlewick 2003 0763618349 / 9780763618346 Paperback Like New 
First paperback printing. Like new, but does have a remainder mark to bottom edge; no defects; no signs of wear. What a great book for a child! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Madsen, Axel The Marshall Fields: The Evolution of an American Business Dynasty
John Wiley & Sons 0471024937 / 9780471024934 Hardcover New 
New unread hardcover in dust jacket. First Printing, with no marks or flaws. 384 pages.

FROM THE JACKET: "A classic American success story?with a twist. Like J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field was one of the overlords of triumphant capitalism in the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century. However, his phenomenal wealth and generous philanthropy masked a disastrous personal life. Deserted by his wife and alienated from his children, the founder of the Field dynasty left a legacy of immense wealth and misery to match. The Marshall Fields recounts the classic tale of Field's spectacular success as well as the tragic story of a man who, while making millions by knowing what women wanted, had no inkling of his own wife's emotional needs. This revealing account follows the next five generations of the Field family, concentrating on the most important and controversial figures in each generation. What emerges is a startling saga of money, madness, and mystery. From the son who may have been shot by a chorus girl to the great-great grandson who used his millions to create Hollywood fantasies, Field's descendants have caromed wildly between rebellion and folly. Their story offers a new and penetrating take on wealth, success, and the nightmare that often accompanies the American dream." 
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16 Mange, Alyce Edythe The Near Eastern Policy of the Emperor Napoleon III: (Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences)
Praeger 1975 0837177421 / 9780837177427 Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover book bound in khaki colored cloth. Prior owner's stamp to front end paper; otherwise no sign of wear. Almost like new. 150 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher: An Elizabethan Adventure, McGhee, Robert
17 McGhee, Robert Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher: An Elizabethan Adventure
University of Washington Press 2001 0295981636 / 9780295981635 Hardcover New 
New hardcover in dust jacket. NO remainder marks; no defects. Nice, tight text block. Clean and presentable. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Morris, William O'Connor Hannibal, Soldier, Statesman, Patriot, and the Crisis of the Struggle Between Carthage and Rome
AMS Press 1978 0404582753 / 9780404582753 Hardcover Good 
1978 AMS reprint. Library-bound in red cloth. Ex-library copy, with WITHDRAWN stamp to top edge. Nominal wear. Binding holding up very well. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Ross, Andrew; Ross, Andr. David Livingstone: Mission and Empire
1852852852 / 9781852852856 Hardcover New 
New hardcover in glossy dust jacket. No remainder marks. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Tertullian Tertullian: The Treatise against Hermogenes (Ancient Christian Writers)
Newman Press 1956 0809101483 / 9780809101481 Fine 
Clothbound hardcover. NO marks; no flaws or defects. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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