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1 A Writer's Notebook Maugham, W. Somerset
1949 Preprinted Edition/Stated Limited Ed. Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Preprinted from Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York, 1949. Stated limited edition. Book is in Very Good condition: boards have light wear on front, rear, edges and corners; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. From copyright page: "This book is a preprint of the condensed version of 'A Writer's Notebook' being serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine. It is not for sale. The complete book will be published in the fall of 1949 by Doubleday & Company, Inc." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Across the Busy Years: Recollections and Reflections II Butler, Nicholas Murray
New York, New York, U.S.A. Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 First Edition Hard Copy Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
474 pages. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1940. First Edition. Signed by author on front fly leaf, dated December 11, 1940. This is the 2nd volume of a 2-volume set. The contents of this volume 2 include: West Meets Immemorial East; A Summer to Remember, 1905; International Understanding and Peace (Visit to Copenhagen; Post-War Reconstruction Work in Europe; America's Unofficial Ambassador, 1921; Lectures on the Watson Foundation, 1923; Germany After the Great War; Mussolini and the New Italy; Vatican Library; Budapest, Vienna and Prague, 1931; Treaty of Versailles at Washington, 1919; Pact of Paris for the Renunciation of War; New Policies in Japan; Conference at Chatham House, 1935); An Episode of the Endless Adventure; When War Came in 1914; There is a History in All Men's Lifes; Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment; American Political Problems Still Unsolved; Abraham Lincoln and His Son; That Amazing West of Ours; Companionship and Conversation. Book is in Good+ condition - has water stains on boards and light ripping on front board and on pages throughout book; staining on end pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Airplanes: The Door Opener Nowell, Jarvis
Self-published Hard Copy Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Self-published, no date (author's inscription dated 1983). Book is inscribed by the author on the front paste down as follows: "Dec. 6, 1983 To [unreadable] Dear Friends. I hope you enjoy this story of my life. You will find some laughs, thrills and also some tears. Wishing you folks the best in life. Your friend [signed] Jarvis Nowell". Book is in Good condition: rear board has several light cracks and, on bottom edge, is bumped; edges are dirty; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. No dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Are My Blinkers Showing? York, Michael
Da Capo Press 2005 0306814447 / 9780306814440 First Da Capo Press Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Da Capo Press, 2005. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "For dear Liza with great excitement about what lies ahead. All best wishes [signed] Michael York" (Note: Michael York played opposite Liza Minelli in "Cabaret" but we do not know if the book is inscribed to her or a different Liza.) First Da Capo Press Edition/First Printing. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition: light rubbing; no tears or chips; not price-clipped. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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5 Autobiography Franklin, Benjamin
New York, New York, U.S.A. Chas. P. Young Company 1976 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Chas. P. Young Co., New York, 1976. 390 pages. Limited Edition. Bicentennial Edition of the Complete Yale University Text. 2,000 copies printed, and all were only for presentation to the friends of the Chas. P. Young Company and its divisions -- none were for sale. Edited by Leonard Labaree, Ralph L. Ketcham, Helen C. Boatfield, and Helene H. Fineman. This is a beautiful edition. The exterior boards have marbled paper with a gilt strip along both sides of the spine and gilt top edge. The dust jacket is antique white with the name of the book on the spine. Frontispiece is b/w reproduction of painting of Franklin by David Martin. Book is in Near Fine condition: there is a small mark on the exterior rear board. The dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: part of it is yellowing from age; has a tear near the bottom front corner parallel to the bottom edge and a tiny nick on the top edge of the rear. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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6 Bardot: Eternal Sex Goddess Evans, Peter
New York, New York, U.S.A. Drake Publishers 1973 0877494975 / 9780877494973 First Edition Hard Copy Very Good Near Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Drake Publishers, New York, 1973. 1st edition. Book is in Very Good condition: front board doesn't like quite flat. Dust jacket is in Near Very Good condition: small chips and tears on edges; not price-clipped; in mylar protective covering. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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7 Bluegrass Time: A Musician's Photographs of the Early Days of Bluegrass Festivals Zimmerman, Phil
Owensboro, KY, U.S.A. Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co. 2008 0981687806 / 9780981687803 Soft Cover New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co., Owensboro, KY, 2008. Soft cover. 64 pages. Book is New; not a remainder. Heavy stock glossy black covers and pages with white print. High-quality reproductions of this famous bluegrass photographer's photos of bluegrass greats, including Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Curly Ray Cline, Marty Stuart, Lester Flatt, John Hartford, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, Bobby Osborne, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Butch Robins, Frank Wakefield, Ricky Skaggs, J. D. Crowe, Charlie Waller, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, Bill Keith, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Vassar Clements. Includes essay by the artist/author on his experiences at the first multi-day bluegrass festival in Fincastle, Virginia, in 1965. 
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8 Bluegrass Time: A Musician's Photographs of the Early Days of Bluegrass Festivals Zimmerman, Phil
Owensboro, KY, U.S.A. International Bluegrass Music Museum 2008 0981687806 / 9780981687803 First Museum Edition Soft Cover New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro, KY, 2008. Signed by author. First Museum Edition. Soft cover. 64 pages. Book is New; not a remainder. Heavy stock glossy black covers and pages with white print. High-quality reproductions of this famous bluegrass photographer's photos of bluegrass greats, including Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Curly Ray Cline, Marty Stuart, Lester Flatt, John Hartford, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, Bobby Osborne, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Butch Robins, Frank Wakefield, Ricky Skaggs, J. D. Crowe, Charlie Waller, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, Bill Keith, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Vassar Clements. Includes essay by the artist/author on his experiences at the first multi-day bluegrass festival in Fincastle, Virginia, in 1965; Foreword by Rhonda Vincent; and Introduction by Fred Bartenstein. 
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9 Bluegrass Time: A Musician's Photographs of the Early Days of Bluegrass Festivals Zimmerman, Phil
Owensboro, KY, U.S.A. Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co. 2008 0981687806 / 9780981687803 Soft Cover New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co., Owensboro, KY, 2008. Signed by author; he will also inscribe it to any person upon your request. Soft cover. 64 pages. Book is New; not a remainder. Heavy stock glossy black covers and pages with white print. High-quality reproductions of this famous bluegrass photographer's photos of bluegrass greats, including Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, Curly Ray Cline, Marty Stuart, Lester Flatt, John Hartford, Don Reno, Sonny Osborne, Bobby Osborne, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Butch Robins, Frank Wakefield, Ricky Skaggs, J. D. Crowe, Charlie Waller, Tony Rice, Doyle Lawson, Bill Keith, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Vassar Clements. Includes essay by the artist/author on his experiences at the first multi-day bluegrass festival in Fincastle, Virginia, in 1965. 
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10 Boitano's Edge: Inside the Real World of Figure Skating Boitano, Brian; Harper, Suzanne - 1ST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR BRIAN BOITANO
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1997 0689819153 / 9780689819155 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Inscribed By Author
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1997. Inscribed by author Brian Boitano on half-title page as follows: "To Phyllis - [signed] Brian Boitano". Book is in Very Good+ condition: very slight edge wear; spine slightly cocked; binding and hinges are tight and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: rubbing on edges; no tears or chips; price-clipped (except, oddly, the price still shows). From the publisher: "This large format, full-color photo essay is the ultimate skating book for fans ages 8 and up. In an accessable and conversational tone Brian Boitano reveals what it is like to move up through the sport and compete at an international level. Brian Boitano's personal stories and anecdotes as well as his lively personal commentary illuminate the sport for young readers and skating fans of all ages. Here's everything you'll ever want to know about figure skating -- with Brian Boitano serving as the expert host." 
Price: 22.00 USD
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11 Closet Red: A Marxist's Adventures Inside the Ruling Class Livingston, Bernard
New York, New York, U.S.A. Waverly Publishers 1985 0961568100 / 9780961568108 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Waverly Publishers, NY, 1985. Inscribed by author on dedication page as follows: "To: Paul Pechter. For a Peaceful World! Bernard Livingston". First edition/stated first printing. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good condition: edge wear; rubbed by top and bottom of spine; light creasing. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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12 Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Wilson, Forrest
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. J. B. Lippincott Co. 1941 Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1941. Signed by author on half title page as follows: "Yours truly [signed] Forrest Wilson". 2nd printing. Book is in Very Good condition: spine cocked; some discoloration on boards; front hinge cracked; binding is tight, and pages are clean. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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13 Dancing in the Light MacLaine, Shirley
Toronto Bantam Books 1985 055305094x / 9780553050943 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Bantam Books, Toronto, 1985. Signed by author on front fly leaf as follows: "Love to the [unreadable - possibly: Valentines]! Shirley". First printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: rear board doesn't lie quite flat; edges have light discoloration. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: small tears and chips; now covered in mylar protective jacket. From the publisher: "Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey. In 1984 she won an Oscar, starred on Broadway, wrote the best-selling Out on a Limb -- and turned fifty years old. At this special time, in this special year, she was now ready to resume the spiritual journey she had begun in her early forties. In Dancing in the Light, Shirley MacLaine bares her innermost self and explores the lives, both past and present, which touched and affected her own. She sheds new light on her loves, her losses, her childhood, her passions, and her inner drives and ambitions. She asks poignant questions and finds surprising answers. She challenges her beliefs and confronts her conflicts. Ultimately, she takes us with her through a life-altering experience that provides a stunning new vision of herself, her future... and the fate of our world." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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14 Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime Labelle, Patti; Randolph, Laura B. - FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY AUTHOR
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Putnam Pub Group 1996 1573220396 / 9781573220392 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
305 pages. Signed by author on page facing title page, "Love, Patti". Book is in Very Good+ condition - prior owner's name in ink on front fly leaf. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not price-clipped. From the Publisher: "Here we get to know Patti LaBelle, a woman who recounts the ups and downs of her life, including the personal tragedies that haunted her even as she reached every professional goal that she set for herself. In the down-to-earth style she's famous for, Patti tells the real story her fans have been waiting for years of crippling fear that she cloaked with non-stop performances. A terrible sense of guilt she tried to assuage through tireless charity work. And finally, a hard-won peace a deep understanding of what's important in life and how it's available for all of us if we dont block the blessings." 
Price: 16.75 USD
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15 Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania Behrman, Andy
New York, New York, U.S.A. Random House Inc 2002 0375503587 / 9780375503580 Stated 1st Edition/2nd Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Random House, New York, 2002. Inscribed by author on title page, as follows: "Dana, Enjoy! Best, Andy Behr". Stated 1st edition/2nd printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: front board doesn't lie quite flat. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: laminated top layer is beginning to peel at edges; creasing along edges. From the dust jacket: "'Electroboy' is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: filmmaker, PR agent, art dealer, stripper - whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychoteherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible . . . [toll]: out-of-control euphoric highs and tornadolike rages of depression that put his life in jeopardy.Ignoring his crescendoing illness, Behrman struggled to keep up appearances, clinging to the golden-boy image he had cultivated in his youth. But when he turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then incarcerated, then under house arrest. And for the first time the golden boy didn't have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: electroshock therapy. At once hilarious and harrowing, Electroboy paints a mesmerizing portrait of a man held hostage by his insatiable desire to consume. Along the way, it shows us the New York that never sleeps: a world of strip clubs, after-hours dives, and twenty-four-hour coffee shops, whose cheap seductions offer comfort to the city's lonely souls. This unforgettable memoir is a unique contribution to the literature of mental illness and introduces a writer whose energy may well keep you up all night." 
Price: 9.50 USD
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16 Forty-One Years With General Motors And a Little Before and After Morgan, A.M.S.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Vantage Press 1992 0533097320 / 9780533097326 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Vantage Press, New York, 1992. Signed by author on front free end page with date 7/31/92 (flat signed, meaning that the author signed the book but did not inscribe it to any person). Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight edge wear; spine slightly cocked; binding and hinges are tight, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: slight rubbing at edges; price-clipped; no tears or chips. From the dust jacket: "When in 1928, A.M.S. Morgan walked into the Chevrolet plant in Georgia, just wanting to work a few days to earn the money to get to Texas, he could not have known that this would be the start of a lifelong adventure throughout the country with one of the Big Three automakers in the glory years of the industry. A story of people and places as well as automaking, this autobiography is full of good times and sad. Here is entertaining reading about one of the grand old men of one of America's grand old industries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Gilligan, Maynard & Me Denver, Bob
Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A. Citadel Press 1993 0806514132 / 9780806514130 Soft Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Citadel Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1993. Soft cover. Signed by Author on half title page as follows: "Hi [signed] Bob Denver "Gilligan"". This is a scarce copy of this book that is signed by the author but not inscribed to any person. Book is in Good+ condition: rubbing and 1/2" tear on bottom edge of front cover; crease in upper right corner of front cover; corner wear; binding is tight, and pages are clean and bright. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone
New York, NY, U.S.A. Free Press 2006 0743279778 / 9780743279772 Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Free Press, New York, 2006. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "Connecticut General Assembly Book Club - September 1, 2007 [signed] Mary-Ann Tirone Smith". Book is in Very Good condition: remainder mark on rear edge; bumped corners; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Give It to Me Easy: About People By a Guy Who Loves People Treadwell, Bill
Cynthiana, KY, USA The Hobson Book Press 1944 First Edition/2nd Printing Hard Copy Fair Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
The Hobson Book Press, Cynthiana, KY, 1944. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "5/28/45 To Steve: - Thanks for all your help in Hollywood - Its fine guys like you that has made my life an interesting one - Bestest Bill [followed by small sketch of eyeglasses)" 1st edition/2nd printing. Book is in Fair condition: front hinge broken; page following the front free end page removed;; pages age-tanned; binding is secure and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Good condition: tape marks on the front flap; chipping on edges and at folds; not price-clipped. From the dust jacket: "Although...[this book] is an autobiography in part, it is rather meant to be a series of interesting events in the lives of a thousand and one amazing personalities Bill Treadwell has come in contact with at one time or another You will find the personalities amusing, aggravating, hilarious, insulting, exciting and even sometimes generous." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Hitler's Niece Hansen, Ron - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. HarperCollins 1999 0-06099627-7 / 9780060996277 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
310 pages. HarperCollins, New York, 1999. Stated 1st edition. 1st printing. Signed on title page by author with date "30 April 1999". Advance Reader's Edition. Soft cover. From the rear cover: "...intense and compelling new novel that evokes the mysterious relationship between Adolf Hitler and his much younger niece, Geli Raubal, with whom he fell in love....Based on careful historical research, 'Hitler's Niece' portrays Hitler as his family and friends must have seen him. As the novel unfolds, a troubling pas de deux between the politically ambitious, emotionally stunted leader and his high-spirited, flirtatious niece takes place against the backdrop of Hitler's rise to prominence and power." Book is in Near Fine condition - light small crease on front cover. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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