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Little America (Signed First Print)

By: Byrd, Richard E.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Putnam: 1930

Edition: First Limited

Seller ID: cfe12069


First Edition/First Printing 1930. Signed by Byrd on the half title page. A near-fine and handsome copy in original dark blue cloth-- with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Top edge stained solid dark blue without fading--uncut page ends. Minor age toning only. Original owner's nicely done bookplate is attached to the front pastedown. Otherwise a beautiful copy, clean boards, two interior maps that have never been opened. Comes with a 1962 lightly attached and sm... View more info

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The World of Michelangelo: 1475-1564

By: Coughlan, Robert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1966

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11045


First Printing 1966. Published in the year of the flood of the Arno River in Florence. Very fine in a very fine slipcase. Unopened and in brand new condition. Quarter crushed morocco and beige hardcover boards. Cloth beige slipcase. Decorated pastedowns and endpapers in wraparound. The art and times of the great Italian painter--depicted in sculpting, painting, poetry, and architecture. Very collectable book--part of the Time-Life Series. View more info

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Heart Earth: A Memoir (Signed)

By: Doig, Ivan

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Antheneum: 1993

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13259


A fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. Mint condition and signed by the author on the title page. A moving memoir from a great writer. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover. View more info

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The World of Winslow Homer: 1836-1910

By: Flexner, James Thomas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1966

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11044


First Printing 1966. Part of the Time-Life series of artists. Folio size 190 pp. Fine in a very fine slipcase--A stunning copy in almost unread condition. There is a very slight fading to spine and part of the title. Doubtful you will find a nicer copy than this. The art and the life of Winslow Homer--American painter. A study in style and form on glossy quality paper. Very collectable art book. View more info

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Back Trailers From The Middle Border (Zane Grey's Copy)

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan: 1928

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12788


First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--this is author Zane Grey's personal copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. Zane Grey's blind stamp is on two pages--the endpaper and the half title page. Signed by Garland on a tipped in paper "Cordially Yours, Hamlin Garland". Garland and Zane Grey were both in Hollywood at the time of this books release, although when Garland tried to arrange a meeting with Grey--he was more... View more info

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Under the Indian Sun

By: Godden, Jon; Godden, Rumer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Knopf: 1966

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11107


First Edition BOMC. Fine in a very good unclipped dustjacket. D/J has only a couple of small tears and some crinkling and wear along the top and bottom--but still very good. Beautiful dustjacket artwork. A partial autobiography and part memoir from two sisters from Britain who grew up in what is now Pakistan--then India. They write of class, poverty, and life in India. View more info

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Beating The Odds: The Untol Story Behind The Rise of ABC: The Stars, Struggles, and Egos That Transformed Network Television

By: Goldenson, Leonard H; Wolf, Marvin J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: "To David Wallerstein-Hope You Like The Book"

Seller ID: cfe14163


From the collection of ABC Board member and close friend David Wallerstein--A fine copy in a near fine dustjacket--signed and inscribed by Goldenson to ABC and Disney Board member David Wallerstein--who served at the same time at ABC and got their starts together early in their careers of Balaban & Katz movie theaters--which Wallerstein ran--Wallerstein was also big at Paramount Studios and worked closely with Adolph Zukor. Wallerstein is mentioned prominently in this b... View more info

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My Life East & West

By: Hart William S.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1929

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12670


First Printing 1929. From the M.B. Goldstone collection--recently auctioned. Signed by William S. Hart on the front free endpaper and dated "1930". A near fine copy without dustjacket--minor edgewear, a little dustiness to page ends and mild age toning. Crease to the front endpaper. Otherwise a clean and unmarked copy. Front illustration is a portrait of the author by famed western illustrator and artist Charles M. Russell. Numerous other photographs of the author in fil... View more info

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Mein Kampf (First American Printing)

By: Hitler, Adolf

Price: $240.00

Publisher: USA, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1939

Edition: First American

Seller ID: cfe14126


From an auction of modern firsts--which included a historical Lot with a group of books on WWII--- and with the auction tag tipped into the book--a very good copy in red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. 993 pp. Published on the eve of WWII--Hitler's ominous and foreboding diatribe on his vision of the World--and Germany's rightful place at the top. "Just as Germany must inevitably win its rightful place on this earth, should it be led and organized on similar prin... View more info

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The Time of Our Time (Signed 1st Edition)

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1998

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller ID: cfe13229


A superb and fine copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author without any inscription to the front free endpaper. Stated on dustjacket "Signed First Edition". A retrospective of the author's writings, with small and large tidbits of captions and essays from previous published works. Mailer was a Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Naked and The Dead" and "The Executioner's Song". A very collectable copy--virtually in the same condition as th... View more info

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My Autobiography

By: McClure, S. S.

Price: $875.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12618


Ghst written by Willa Cather. From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone--with his personalized gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his penciled signature and notes to the front free endpaper. This copy originally belonged to author, novelist, and short story writer Katherine Havilland Taylor--and attached (tipped in) is a rejection letter from S.S. McClure for a short story Taylor wrote called "How Fickle Women Are". Dated June 8, 19... View more info

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Teacher Man

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, Scribner's: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10970


First Printing (1-10) A stunning first print copy in very fine condition in an equally impressive very fine dustjacket--unclipped and mylar protected. From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Angela's Ashes"--"Teacher Man" is the third and last installment in McCourt's memoir of his very interesting life---from boy in Ireland to immigrant in New York to teacher in Brooklyn. Very collectable copy--rare signature. View more info

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Tis: A Memoir (Signed First Printing)

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, Scribner's: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10975


First Printing (1-10) A splendid signed first print copy in very fine condition in an equally impressive very fine unclipped dustjacket--mylar protected. Flatsigned by the Pulitzer Prize winning author on the title page. The 2nd in McCourt's trilogy memoir of his life from Irish boy to Irish immigrant, to Irish American teacher and husband. A very enjoyable and easy to read book---very collectable copy. View more info

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Tis: A Memoir (Signed First Printing)

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, SCribner' Scribner's: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10954


First Printing (1-10) An immaculate first print copy, very fine, in a likewise very fine unclipped and mylar protected dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The follow up to his first "memoir" "Angela's Ashes"--"Tis" continues with McCourt's life in New York, his struggle to become a teacher, his meeting and marrying his wife, and living the true American dream. McCourt's life is an inspiration to every immigrant who passes into this country. His success st... View more info

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Tis: A Memoir (Signed First Print)

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, Scribner's: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10974


First Printing (1-10) A stunning first print copy in very fine condition in an unclipped and mylar protected very fine dustjacket. A rare signed copy from McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Angela's Ashes" and "Teacher Man". A beautiful collectable copy. Flatsigned on the title page in Irvine, California at "Whale of a Tale" bookstore. View more info

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Tis: A Memoir (Signed First Printing)

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, Scribner's: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10972


First Printing (1-10) A stunning first print copy in very fine condition, signed on the title page, and in a very fine unclipped and mylar protected dustjacket. The follow up to "Angela's Ashes", "Tis" is the second installment in McCourt's autobiographical trilogy. Signed by the author in Irvine, California. A very collectable copy from the Pulitzer Prize winning author. View more info

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Tis: A Memoir (Signed First Print)

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey, Scribner's: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10973


First Printing (1-10) Flatsigned on the title page. A very handsome copy in very fine condition (unopened) in a very good dustjacket unclipped and mylar protected---there is just very slight rubbing from shelfwear on the back of jacket-- still graded fine. From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Angela's Ashes" and "Teacher Man". Collectable copy. View more info

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O'Keeffe, Georgia

By: Montgomery, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut, Barnes & Noble (Brompton): 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11035


First Edition. A very handsome and very fine book in black cloth (Folio) in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--mylar protected. A wonderful full color depiction of O'Keefe's major works on glossy paper--brillantly reproduced on 128 pp.This copy is in very fine condition with a matching dustjacket with only very light rubbing from shelfwear--. A must have for any collector of fine art books. View more info

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The World of Cezanne: 1839-1906

By: Murphy, Richard W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Time Life Books: 1968

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11042


First Printing 189 pp in custom slipcase. Very Fine in a very fine slipcase. Absolutely no flaws. Time-Life series depicting many famous artists. Entire collection available in slipcase--fine condition. B&W and Color Photographs throughout in very fine reproductive quality. Very collectable condition. The artist as a young man to adult life. View more info

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Monet's Passion: Inspiration and Insights from the Painter's Gardens

By: Murray, Elizabeth

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Petaluna, California, Pomegranate Press: 1989

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11039


First Printing 1989. An exquisite book with ideas inspiration and insights from the Painter's gardens. Decorative cover with quarter green cloth spine and gilt lettering. 115 pp. with bibliography--pink silk page marker. Very fine--flawless and unread condition. As new. The garden as artwork. First full B& W photograph showing Claude Monet in his garden---1891. All other photos are color. Many onion skin layovers showing construction of the garden in layers. View more info