African American History
African History
American Biography
American Civil War
American Culture
American Revolution
Ancient Civilization
Antiques & Collectibles
Arts & Crafts
Asian History

View Other Categories

 - 5887 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

21 Abbey, Edward. The Fool's Progress, An Honest Novel.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988. First Edition, stated. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth & gold boards (hardcover), 485 pp. Very Good+ in a Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Fool's Progress is the story of Henry Holyoak Lightcap's uncertain advance through life, recounted during a 3,500 mile journey from the acrid wasteland of Tucson, Arizona, to the “green, fuzzy, mist-infested hills” of a fictional Stump Creek, West Virginia. The journey -- Henry is accompanied by his dying dog, Solstice -- takes place in April 1980; the life journey begins over a half a century earlier, with the “mishap of birth” continuing as a series of adventurous episodes, amorous and otherwise, ranging from West Virginia to Europe to western America and back. Icaresque in form, personal in style, unique in point of view, The Fool's Progress can best and only be summarized, in the author's words, as “an Edward Abbey kind of novel.” Nobody else could have written such a book. “A kind of outrageous comedy is central to the thematic body of Abbey's work -- a freewheeling wililngness to be brash, satiric, excessive. His is a kind of gallows humor poised against the mechanized diminishment of the human spirit.” 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
22 Abbott, John S. C. The History of Napoleon Bonaparte. New Edition. [Four volume set].
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1883). 
Four volume set. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), top edges gilt, uncut, 304 pp + [305] - 611 pp + 336 pp + [337] - 666 pp. Frontis., illus. Good; Volumes 1-3 have minor wear; Volume IV has damp-staining to cover along fore-edges. Photographs gladly provided upon request. 
Price: 90.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
23 Abell, Sam and Brian C. Pohanka. The Civil War: An Aerial Portrait.
Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant, (1990). First Edition. 
Signed and inscribed by the author. Oblong quarto, black cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 144 pp. Fine, in a Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
24 Abrahams, Roger D. and John F. Szwed, Assisted by Leslie Baker and Adrian Stackhouse, eds. After Africa: Extracts from British Travel Accounts and Journals of the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries Concerning the Slaves, Their Manners, and Customs in the British West Indies.
New Haven: Yale University Press, (1983). 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), ix, 444 pp. Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
25 Achebe, Chinua. Home and Exile.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), [viii], 115 pp. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
26 Ackerman, Bill. The Florida Keys.
Tallahassee: Florida Department of Agriculture, 1957. 
Octavo, pictorial self-wrappers, stapled, [iv], 56 pp. Photos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
27 Acosta, Leonardo; Rene Espi y Adriana Orejuela. Son de Cuba. Fotografia Tomas Casademunt. Introduccion Eliseo Alberto.
Cuidad de Mexico: Trilce Ediciones, (1999). First Edition. 
Square quarto, softbound, [118] pp. Photographic portraits. Text in Spanish. Fine with CD in rear pocket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
28 Acworth, A. W. Treasure in the Caribbean: A First Study of Georgian Buildings in the British West Indies.
London: Pleiades Books, 1949. First Edition. 
Square octavo, cream cloth (hardcover), xi, 36 pp. Photos., illus. Good; cover is foxed, in a badly chipped and torn dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
29 Adams, Ansel. Yosemite and the Range of Light. Introduction by Paul Brooks.
Boston: New York Graphic Society / Little, Brown & Co., [1983]. 
3rd printing. Oblong octavo, softbound, 28, 116, [iii] pp. Photos. Near-Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
30 Adams, Charles Francis. “Imperialism” and “The Tracks of Our Forefathers.” A Paper Read by Charles Francis Adams before the Lexington, Massachusetts, Historical Society, Thursday, December 20, 1898.
Boston: Dana Estes & Co., 1899. First Edition. 
Octavo, original printed wrappers, uncut, 37 pp. Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
31 Adams, Elizabeth. Shadow Pcitures My Children Love to Make.
New York: Lloyd Adams Noble, 1914. 
Large, oblong octavo, paperbound (stiff gold illus. wrappers, stapled), [34] pp. Very Good+, with edgewear and light soiling to covers. From Preface, A Book Planned to Entertain Your Children...In the evening hour after supper the making of shadow-pictures has afforded my cchildren endless delight. And I am sure their efforts to entertain their father and myself have been of a real instructive value to themselves. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
32 Adams, James Mack. Entwined Destinies: West Point and The Coastal Empire, 1802-2002.
Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company for The West Point Scoiety of Savannah, Georgia, 2001. First Edition. 
Inscribed and signed by the author. Octavo, gray cloth (hardcover), xx, 205 pp. Plates, map illustrated endpapers. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
33 Adams, John Quincy. The Jubilee of the Constitution. A Discourse Delivered at the Request of The New York Historical Society...on Tuesday, the 30th of April 1839; Being the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington...
New-York: Berford and Company, 1848. 
Octavo, original wrappers bound in quarter polished calf & marbled boards, 135 pp., ads. Front wrapper has been repaired with old transparent tape; otherwise clean and tight with light spine scuffing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
34 Adams, Nancy M. New Zealand Native Trees I. [Mobil New Zealand Nature Series].
Auckland: Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., (1984). 
12mo, spiral bound (stiff, full-color illus. white wrappers), 79 pp. Fine (As New), in protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 6.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
35 Adams, Robert; Adams, Marina; Willens, Alan; Willens, Ann. Dry Land: Man and Plants.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1979). First Edition, Review Copy. 
Quarto, blue leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, vii, 152 pp. Good+, with soiling to page edges, neat former-owner stamps, former-owners published review pasted to rear endpaper, in a Near-Fine dust jacket. From jacket: Over a quarter of the world's surface is arid or semi-arid, and there are fears that this total may increase sharply as the result of climatic change and growing pressures from an expanding and hungry world population. Urgent needs have led man himself to contribute alarmingly to the continuous depletion of the stock of usable lands through unconsidered exploitation: fertile areas are degrading rapidly and marginal ones are turning into deserts. This timely book shows how the threats to such fragile territories can be arrested, controlled and reversed through the careful management of dry-land ecosystems. It examines the characteristics of arid and semi-arid environments throughout the world and describes the kinds of vegetation they are able to support. Drawing thier lessons from nature, the authors show how indiginous vegetation can be used to create developments which are self-sustaining in the long run, based on an apporach that works with nature rather than against it. They set out in great detail the techniques that are involved, from the preliminary survey of climate, topography, soils and water through the analysis of the existing ecosystem, to the planning of developments with plants and regimes of irrigation, plant propagation and management of soil, water, vegeation, and human settlements.... 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
36 Addington, Sarah. Round the Year in Pudding Lane. Illustrated by Gertrude A. Kay.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1924. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), full-color illus. paper label, gilt letters to spine, full-color illus. endpapers, 231 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and lightly rubbed edges, in protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
37 Ade, Hans Christoph und Arnold Hillen Ziegfeld. Pioniere im Osten: Afrikanisches Heldentum. Mit 8 Bildern von Fritz Wittlinger sowie 11 Leisten und 2 Vignetten von Elisabeth Mannsfeld.
Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft (1923). 
Octavo, white illus. cloth (hardcover), 261 pp. Near-Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
38 Adicks, Richard; et al. A Time to Keep: History of the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo Florida, 1873-1973.
Union Park, FL: University Printing, Inc., (1973). 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled gold wrappers), 72 pp + Addenda & Errata page (laid-in). Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
39 Agee, James, [et. al.]. Religion and the Intellectuals. A Symposium with James Agee, Hannah Arendt, Newton Arvin, W. H. Auden, A. J. Ayer, William Barrett, R. P. Blackmur, George Boas, Robert Gorham Davis, John Dewey, Allan Dowling, James T. Farrell, Robert Graves, Clement Greenberg, Sidney Hook, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, Paul Kecskemeti, Dwight MacDonald, Jacques Maritain, Marianne Moore, Henry Bamford Parkes, William Phillips, Philip Rahv, I. A. Richards, Isaac Rosenfeld, Meyer Schapiro, Allen Tate, Paul Tillich.
New york: Partisan Review, 1950. PR Series, Number Three. First Edition. 
Octavo, tan printed wrappers (softbound), 139 pp. Very Good, with edgewear and soiling to covers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
40 Aguilar Cabello, Juan Carlos. Tropicana de Cuba.
La Habana: Visual America, (1996), 1st edition. 
Quarto, slick color-illustrated boards, text in Spanish, 111 pp. Color photios of the stage show throughout. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
< PREV  1   2  3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT >   Skip 10 >>

Copyright © 2010-2020 Lighthouse Books, ABAA ē All rights reserved

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected] Powered by ChrisLands.com