New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986.
Seller ID: vas619
Octavo, softbound (stiff illus. slick mulberry wrappers), 304 pp. Near Fine. From lower cover: Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early twentieth century's most cleaver and infamous rascals. Born in the 1870s in California, the brothers quickly learned to take advantage of situations, people, and power to create wealth and reputation during the various booms of the 1920s. Addison, the elder, was a self-made architect and realtor who designed many of the fantastic homes of the fantastically rich in Palm Beach. He could ÒageÓ... View More...
Weyerhauser, Wisconsin: Published by the Author, 1951. First Edition.
Seller ID: 335476qs
Octavo, spiral bound (stiff blue illus. wrappers), 148 pp. Very Good+, with light soiling to covers. Chronological Guide: 1857 Born in Monroe County, Wisconsin; 1862 Moved to Syracuse, New York; 1864 Mother Died; 1866 Stayed with Aunt; 1868 Father Married Again; 1871 Began High School at Fourteen; 1873 Learned the Printing Trade; 1876 Moved to Chicago; 1877 Worked at Eau Claire; 1882 Married and Moved to South Dakota; 1884 Trouble with Sitting Bull; 1900 Dry Years Began; 1918 Went to Florida; 1921 Moved to ISland Lake, Wisconsin; 1933 This story written; 1942 Died in Huron, South Dakota. View More...
Detroit: Society of Colonial Wars of the State of Michigan, 1911.
Seller ID: 70015s
Tall octavo, cream and red cloth, (hardcover), leather spine lable, gilt seal to upper cover, top edge gilt, uncut; fold-out maps: Cantonment of HisMajesty's Forces in North America, Cantonment of the Forces in North America 11th Oct. 1765; 55 pp. Near-Fine, with tiny spot to upper cover, very small tear to title page. From preface: ÒIn hunting through the manuscripts in the British Museum in London, I happened to light upon the original journal of John Lees, which is here given. It was particularly interesting to me because of the many references it contained of importance to the entire ... View More...
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1981). First Edition, stated.
Seller ID: 9711gcs
Octavo, black cloth & red boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xix, 326 pp. Very Good+, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) in a Fair, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. From dust jacket: She was a restless, enigmatic loner who could never settle down, yet whose brilliantly disciplined prose sang with the darkness and difficult truths of twentieth-century human experience. The early loss of her mother, literary vendettas in New York, political intrigues in revolutionary Mexico and with Herman Goring in Nazi Germany, three marriages, several affairs, and th... View More...
Antheneum Books for Young Readers, (1990). First Edition.
Seller ID: 9730gcs
Octavo, black cloth & lavender boards (hardcover), xiii, 144 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Sorrow's Kitchen tells the remarkable story of Zora Hurston's life: her childhood in Eatonville, Florida, at the turn of the century; her struggle for education; the triumphant years of the Harlem Renaissance; her determination to collect and preserve the folklore of her native South and the West Indies. Interwoven is a generous sampling of Herston's writing. In these pages a women of radient personality and remarkable gifts is brought to tlife for the appreciation of a new gene... View More...
Charleston, WV: Education Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., (1953). First Edition.
Seller ID: 335490qs
Octavo, illustrated burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, 528 pp. Very Good, with light foxing to covers and endpapers. From Foreword: This book is not an objective one. It is an account of Michael Late Benedum's long and active life by one who has been associated with him for many years, aided by other associates and by Mr. Benedum himself. Much effort has been expended to make the volume an accurate one, but the effort has been chiefly confined to a study of the records of the Benedum companies, and the assembling and checking of testimony from men in or... View More...
Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., (2005). First Edition, stated.
Seller ID: 71390bd
Octavo, hardcover (boards), gilt letters, xix + 652 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Eudora Welty created some of the finest short fiction ever written. First published in the 1940s, her stories introduced a genuinely original voice and launched a career that over the decades would include novels, novellas, reviews, and essays and would culminate in a 1984 memoir, One Writer's Beginnings, that remains one of her best-loved works. By the time of her death, Welty had been given nearly every literary award it is possible to receive -- the Pulizter Prize, the National Book Aw... View More...
State University of New York Press, (2008). First Edition.
Seller ID: 335445qm
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix, 410 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Proclaimed by James Fenimore Cooper to be Òthe author of America,Ó William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878) was one of nineteenth-centry America's foremost poets and public intellectuals. In this, the first major biography of Bryant in almost forty years, Gilbert H. Muller reintroduces a quintessential New Yorker who commanded the nation's literary, cultural, urban, and political life for more than half a century. A transplanted Yankee, Bryant arrived on the unpaved streets of Manhattan in t... View More...
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1987). First Edition.
Seller ID: vas925
Octavo, burgundy cloth & gray boards (hardcover), silver letters, xvi, 320 pp. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket with sunned spine. From dust jacket: This ist he tale of a man who has lived long, made history, and compromised nothing. Claude Pepper's life story begins in a rural Alabama farmhouse and proceeds along the corridors of world power. It begins in the year 1900 and nearly spans the twentieth century. Popper is surely one of the most dramatic political chroniclers of our time. A plow-boy daydreams of becoming a United States Senator. The youngster goes on to block hats, s... View More...
Octavo, hardcover (slick, full-color illus. boards), 95 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: In the all-black town of Eatonville, Florida, Zora Neale Hurston's mother used to tell her to Òjump at de sun.Ó She wanted Zora to be proud of herself and to do great things. Zora took her mother's words to heart. But when Zora was thirteen, her mother died. From then on, Zora wandered from job to job and school to school, always just squeaking by. Eventually, as a contributor to the Harlem Renaissance and as an anthropologist, Zora began writing and collecting the... View More...
Signed & inscribed by the author. Octavo, softbound (slick, full-color photo. illus. wrappers), 251 pp. Fine. From Conclusion: From my generation to yours; these are the stories of my experiences as a B-17 Bomber Pilot and my crew from the start of war in Europe in 1939 to the end of hostilities. The recollections from this period of my life reflect peace-time draft, war-time draft, basic training, life on base, the formation of my crew and the war itself. This is my gift to my children, my grandchildren, great grandchildren and generations yet unborn. History books will not present the... View More...
Athens, Georgia: Published by the Author, (1935). First Edition.
Seller ID: 9970gcs
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xii, 295 pp. Near Fine. Contents: Early Settlers of Georgia; The Old Home Place; Ancestry of David Crenshaw Barrow; Childhood Days; War and Reconstruction Days; His Life as a College Boy; Geologist, Farmer, Lawyer; His Marriage and Home Life; His Life as a Teacher; Students Initiate Him as Chancellor; His Services as Chancellor; Some of His Characteristics; Chancellor Barrow and His Partner; Mr. Barrow and the Sunday School; His Interest in Athletics; THe University of Babylon; Activities during the World War; Some of His Characteristic Labo... View More...
Duodecimo, black cloth & gray boards (hardcover), gilt letters, paper label to upper cover, 28 pp. Near Fine. A Friendly Foreword: For several years, now, I have been approached by friends, relatives, and colleagues with the suggestion that I get out a little book on my life and experiences; but I have just been putting it off, mainly for two reasons. In the first place, I have never felt capable of writing anything in the nature of a biography; and in the second place, I suspect that my life, though infinitely interesting, happy, and eventful to myself, would not be of any particular inte... View More...
Berkeley: University of California Press, (2012). First Edition, Review Copy.
Seller ID: 2251gls
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xiii + 264 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: At the age of forty-seven, when he was a successful publishing executive living with his wife and four children in an affluent Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the surprise announcement that he had purchased a vineyard in the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his family to California and, with no knowledge of winemaking, began the journey that would lead him, thirty years later, to own and operate what distinguished wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. called one of the wo... View More...
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1937.
Seller ID: 9844gcs
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), 171 pp. Near-Fine. Containing passages on a man's wanderings across the United States, including Chapter Twenty-Three on an Indian Reservation and Chapter Seven, on the Miami, Florida, area: I ran into Cap'n Ely Pyne and his mate, Jonas Stull, in New Orleans where their schooner, the Pathfinder, was loading lumber for Florida. That was in the winter of 1926 when the Florida land boom was at its peak. With the Florida East Coast Railroad glutted with freight and an embargo declared, lumber wholesalers had turned to sail, and every hull that would float had... View More...
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960.
Seller ID: 50432bd
Two Volume Set. Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), xxv + 454 pp; [vi] + 455-948 pp. Very Good, with former-owner inscriptions in each volume and light underlining in pencil to the first chapter of Volume I. From dust jacket: William Dean Howells once commented on the suggestion that his letters from Mark Twain be published, ÒI think so too; they are wonderful; and if mine were printed with them, perhaps it would not hurt.Ó This first comprehensive collection of a correspondence between two brilliant stylists reflects the development of this American literary friendship of nearly unparallele... View More...