Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., (1998). First Edition.
Seller ID: 3243qsl
Signed and inscribed by the author. Octavo, softbound (slick, photo. illus. wrappers), xvii + 222 pp. Fine. From lower cover: A sizzling portrait of a Southern Jewish woman: self-educated, nurtured on novels, poetry, and the classics, caught in a lifelong struggle between duty and desire. For forty years, Helen Jacobus Apte wrote in her diary from every compass point of the heart. Her rich inner life glistens through her grandson's deft and subtle editing. View More...
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. First Edition, stated.
Seller ID: 60813bd
Octavo, black cloth & boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv + 610 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington's halls of power. There would be little time to celebrate. The bursting of a houseing bubble in 2007 expsed the hidden vulnerabilites of the global financial system, bringing it to the brink of meltdown. From the implosion of the investment bank Bear Stearns... View More...
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, n.d. [ca. 1904].
Seller ID: 51617bd
Octavo, quarter brown morocco & marbled boards (hardcover, leather), gilt-stamped spine, t.e.g., uncut, [iv], -379, [iv] pp. French translation of Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth. Very Good; cover lightly scuffed, pages beginning to tone. View More...
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1947.
Seller ID: 4716s
First Edition. Octavo, green cloth, brown labels, gilt letters, 797 pp. Very Good+ in a chipped dust jacket. ÔThis new collection of Henry Adams letters throws fresh light on the man. Here is the well-known Adams brusqueness and eccentricity, and here also is his litt-known warmth and tenderness. This is the most complete picture yet presented of Henry Adams. He emerges as a scholar, teacher, writer, and warm-hearted dilettante. There are about 650 letters in this collection, written to a hundred different people, and they date from 1858 to 1918...An important introduction brings out ma... View More...
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1999). First Edition, stated.
Seller ID: 9726gcs
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 356 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American space program from one of its pioneers... Eugene Cernan is a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of space flight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17. Between those two historic events lay more a... View More...
New York: The Norton Library, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1962.
Seller ID: 05180scs
Octavo, softbound, xvi, 343 pp. Very Good+, with remainder mark (black inked mark to the lower edge of pages). Had Will Alexander not shunned the limelight, he might already be a national legend, for he was one of the greatest white champions of the Negro cause in the South from 1915 to 1954. A farm boy who worked his way through Vanderbilt University and became a Methodist minister, he was a tireless enemy of the abuses, large and petty, which he saw around him. In 1919 Will Alexander helped establish the Commission on Interracial Co-operation in Atlanta... View More...
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Preses, 1940. First Edition.
Seller ID: 9078gcs
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 187 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges; in a Very Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From dust jackeT: The second volume of Pennsylvania Lives is in the field of science, dealing with the Bartrams, father and son, early American botanists. These two quiet but energetic and talented Quakers were among the first to make systematic studies of the flora and other naturalistic elements of America, gaining through their studies and writings a truly distinguished international reputation. John Bartram, with only a meager education... View More...
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, (1933). First Edition.
Seller ID: 51600bd
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, ix, 229 pp. Very Good, with neat former-owner signature and date to title, bookplate to ffep; In a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From Preface: In 1791 William Bartram, a Philadelphia botanist, published an account of his Travels through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Choctaws; Containing an Account of the Soil and Natural Productions... View More...
Octavo, charcoal boards (hardcover), silver letters, 456 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: With his usual storytelling flair and unparalleled research, Tom Fleming examines the women who were at the center of the lives of the founding fathers. From hot-tempered Mary Ball Washington to promiscuous Rachel Lavien Hamilton, the founding fathers' mothers powerfully shaped their sons' visions of domestic life. But lovers and wives played more critical roles as friends and often partners in fame. We learn of the uyouthful Washington's tortured love for the coquettish Sarah Fairf... View More...
Glenbridge Publishing Ltd., (2002). First Edition.
Seller ID: 335468qs
Signed and inscribed by the author. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xv, 254 pp. Fine in Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: He came out of America's ÒGreatest Generation,Ó those born in the 1920s, survived the Great Depression of the Ô30s, and fought in the world's last big war. This is the story of Charles J. Fletcher, born and raised in a rural mining town in Sussex County, New Jersey, and who went on to make history in the world of aviation. Inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, Charles Fletcher's important contrib... View More...
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (2006).
Seller ID: 9710gcs
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 374 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Standing alongside J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller, Charles Tyson Yerkes (1837 - 1905) was one of the most colorful and controversial public figures in Gilded-Age America. Robber Baron is the first biography of the streetcar magnate who was the mastermind behind Chicago's Loop Elevated and the London Underground, bankroller of the world's largest refracting telescope, and real-life inspiration for Frank Cowperwood, the ruthless protagonist of Theodore Dreiser's Trilogy ... View More...
San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1970. First Edition.
Seller ID: vas5380
Signed by the Author. Octavo, brown textured boards (hardcover), ix, 233 pp. Near Fine, with foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges; in a Very Good dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: All realist when assessing a situation -- a man of vision when it came to plotting his course of action. This was Ray Hugh Garvey, liberal arts student at Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas, switching to law for a tuition advantage -- changing from legal work in Colby to real estate in Thomas County because sales were more profitable than drawing up the papers -- making land work for him by... View More...
Signed by the Author. 12mo, softbound (yellow illus. wrappers), vi, 155 pp. Very Good+, with light wear to spine, former-owner signature. Illustrated. ÒPreachin' Every Fourth Sunday is a partial autobiography of the author -- in particular, her early life as an orphaned child who had an overwhelming love for her older sister, from whom she was constantly being separated. Interwoven with the story of childhood antics is a touching concern for her sister's happiness -- the motivation of her efforts to persuade her sister to accept the new parents as she did...Ó View More...
Octavo, olive green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 44 pp. Fine, in like dust jacket. ÒHere is a collection of warmly nostalgic, often witty descriptions of a bygone era at the beginning of the century, before the advent of automobiles, electrical appliances, and pollution...There is real insight into the innocence and wisdom of the era, conveyed through subjects as diverse as...chicken, telephones, women's lib, and the movies. The author's tone is wonderfully wry, and vibrates with a zest and appreciation for even the commonplace which makes living worth the trip.Ó View More...
Tampa, FL: Prima Publishing Company, 2005. First Edition, stated.
Seller ID: vas618
Signed and inscribed by the Author. Octavo, softbound (slick, full-color illus. wrappers),  pp. Fine. From lower cover: Prima Hower invites the reader to meet four generations of her family as she chronicles their lives, aspirations, and endeavors in the Philippines and in America. Of particular interest is the harrowing experience of the family during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Entertaining, educational and amusing, this book is wonderful and dlightful... View More...