Published by Little Brown, Boston, 1958
Trade Paperback. Condition: Fair +. 224 pp. Corners curled, moderate wear, pages rippled, light soil to cover, previous owner's name on inside front cover, adjacent words blacked out. Corner of preliminary blank page clipped. Text clean. Includes bibliography, edited by Oscar Handlin. A biography of Massachusetts Puritan leader John Winthrop. Part of Little, Brown's :Library of American Biography." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002084
Published by American Heritage, NY, 1985
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Revised. 94 pp. Binding sturdy. A few small check marks on several pages. A compendium of 150 of America's most notable landmarks. The editors concede their guide is far from comprehensive. Every state is included but many sites in the Northeast are omitted. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.
Seller Inventory # 005924
Published by MacMillan Co., NY, 1971
Cloth. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 2nd Printing. 1063 pp. Sulzberger's diary and working notes on European leaders, primarily DeGaulle. Corner of fep cut out. Small rip in rear bottom of dj. Otherwise good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000166
Published by Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), New York, 1992
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Ist U.S paperback Edition. 422 pp. with moderate thumbing and corner curling, but spine is uncreased. Light to moderate wear, text clean. First novel by Lawrence Norfolk. In eighteenth-century London, protagonist John Lempriere works feverishly on a dictionary of classical mythology. While doing so, he discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. The characters include scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates. A rich feast of historical fiction that explores the great voyages of discovery and the financial scheming that set them in motion. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 007018
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, NY, 1993
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 210 pp. Library stampings, and front endpaper cut out. Some dampness rippling. Text clean, binding firm, dj in mylar. A penetrating, personal look at a Yale graduate who was featured in a Life article at the time of his graduation, but whose career in academia at Johns Hopkins ran into problems. Trillin's piece also examines the popular culture of the 1950s period.
Seller Inventory # 003990
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY ., 2000
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 212 pp. Nearly new, no markings, brown cloth. Some wear to dj. Updike revisits "Hamlet," giving an expanded portrait of the Danish royal couple in this piece of historical fiction about a dysfunctional family caught between pagan barbarism and the first stirrings of Renaissance humanism. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002343
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 2001
Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. 396 pp. Slight edgewear, text slightly thumbed. Dampstain upper right corner.no markings, no spine creases. Proof version of a historical romance about a young woman in the 19th century who marries an older, taciturn general and goes off with him to the Wild West for adventures with Indians. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003496
Published by Viking Penguin, New York, 2000
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 9th Printing. 420 pp. Spine uncreased, lightly read. no markings. Cover has round cut-out framing a portrait of Galileo's daughter on second leaf. A biography-cum-cultural history based on Galileo's letters to his illegitimate daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun. This book won the 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 004750
Published by Rinehart & Co., NY, 1948
Cloth. Condition: Good +. No Jacket. 458 pp. Water spotting along right edge of cover, spine browned, binding firm. No markings. A historical novel, third in a series, about migration to Pennsylvania's western frontier. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001514
Published by Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N.Y., 1971
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 418 pp., spine slanted, Ex-library stampings but lightly circulated. Edited and introduction by Neal F. Morrison. An unusual, somewhat bizarre history of the Cold War in fictionalized form, with imaginary conversations of world leaders, written by a one-time undersecretary of state who suffered a nervous breakdown before completing the work. His aim was to provide a history from the perspective of the participant-observer. He claimed his work was based on 40-plus volumes of notes collected from leaders and their functionaries, including aides and servants. His onetime aide, Prof. Neal F. Morrison, cautions that none of the quotes can be authenticated. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000853
Published by NY: Harper & Row, 1979, NY, 1979
Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 3rd Edition. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 3rd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 361 pp. Covers amateurishly reinforced with cardboard backing. Light dampness stain on title page, a front endpaper has been cut out. Text is intact and clean; binding is sturdy. Fine as a reading copy. A thoughtful selection of articles by historians and others on America's early history. Contents include: "Myths that Hide the American Indians" by Oliver LaFarge; "The Frontier and the American Character," by Ray Allen Billington; "The Search for a Usable Past" by Henry Steele Commager; "Samuel Slater Imports a Revolution," by Arnold Welles, and "The Useless Conflict" by Allen Nevins. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003018
Published by Oxford Univ, NY, 1995
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 7th Edition. 337 pp. Close to new, no spine creasing. Still bright, no notes or other markings. An anthology of historical articles on early U.S. history. Contents include: Edmund S. Morgan, "The Puritans and Sex;" Louis J. Kern, "Witchcraft, Sexuality and the Cunning Women," Joseph Conan Thompson, "Florida's Slave Trade 1821-1861; " Randolph Roth, "The Generation Conflict Reconsidered: Raising Adolescents in Vermont." Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005645
Published by Bookman Associates, NY, 1958
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 814 pp., including more than 150 pp. of extensive reference note, bibliography and index. Very clean, light wear except for half-inch rip at top of spine. Gilt titling bright. Foxing on endpapers but text bright and unmarked. Frontispiece is a portrait of Phillips. A scholarly but lively and detailed portrait of a Boston Brahmin who helped lead agitation against slavery and advocate for prison reform. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005799
Published by Harper & Row, NY, 1987
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. 372 pp. Binding firm but front hinge has 2-inch split from top down. No markings. Slight soil to foot and top of white spine. With notes and bibliography. A scholarly but readable social history of marriage in Western culture as it evolved from the Middle Ages to modern times, shaped by Christian doctrine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002207
Published by Free Press, NY, 1997
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 194 pp. As new, remains of price sticker on dj. Text clean. A historical novel based on the 1914 murder trial of Leo Frank in Georgia, considered a landmark case of anti-Semitism. Size: 8vo -8.75 in.
Seller Inventory # 009837
Published by NY: Scribner Paperback (Simon & Schuster), 1997, NY, 1997
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 5th Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 5th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 281 pp. Nearly new, no spine crease, no markings. This historical novel re-creates Anne Boleyn's life as discovered in a diary found by her daughter, Elizabeth I. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003404
Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1980
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 22nd Printing. 313 pp., reading list. No markings. Spine very lightly creased. An exceptionally clean, sturdy copy of this historical survey of the World War 1 period and its aftermath in America's development. This book focuses on America's movement from a mostly agrarian isolationist society to a liberal, internationalist Great Power. Part of the Chicago History of American Civilization series, edited by Daniel Boorstin. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003992
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1988
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Ist U.S. Edition. 271 pp. Bright gilt titling. No markings. Fresh, tight, nearly new. A London Observer reporter recounts how the MI5 and allies in the CIA tried to link Prime Minister Harold Wilson to Soviet espionage. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 004618
Published by Harper & Row, NY, 1962
Cloth. Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Likely Book Club. 308 pp. index, 2 fold-out maps. A 2-inch tear along edge of dj, and chipping . A few brownish stains on preliminary pages. Text clean. Several pages of b&w illustrations. "First Edition" appears on copyright page, but dj flap at top states" Book of the Month Club selection" instead of listing the retail price. An Australian journalist, in a follow-up to "The White Nile" goes back in time to the 1798-1900 period to trace the history of the exploration and territorial expeditions along the Nile.
Seller Inventory # 004630
Published by Time-Life Books, NY, 1980
Full-Leather. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 240 pp., numerous photos, some in color. Bibliography. Retired Time journalist from Montana gives factual overview of the cowboy and his daily life in this attractive picture book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000098
Published by East Beach Press, Santa Barbara, California, 2003
Glossy Boards. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 288 pp. Nearly new, unread, with marketing materials laid in. Slight slant to spine, otherwise fresh. No markings. Stamped "review copy" on top edge. A biography of Assistant UN Secretary General Robert Muller, with abundant reminiscence of the UN's early years. Scheduled for release March 2003. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002503
Published by Columbia Univ Press, NY, 1996
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. 295 pp., with extensive notes, bibliography, index, 10 pp. glossy b&w historical photos, some never previously published. Actual text about 200 pp. Ex-library copy with usual stampings. Lightly used, but text block is cracked in mid section. Binding still sturdy and all page intact. No text markings. Historian Black examines Eleanor Roosevelt's role as a Democratic Party power broker in post-war America, admonishing JFK and others to show greater commitment to civil rights. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005507
Published by Penguin, NY, 1999
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 426 pp., notes, bibliography, index. With 8 pp. b&w photos. A detailed, highly critical look at Pope Pius XII's hands-off policy that permitted Nazi domination of Europe. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001875
Published by Ballantine Books, NY, 2001
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 11th Printing. 439 pp. Light rippling ofabout 20 rear pages. Txt OK. Binding firm, no markings. Includes a 10-page interview with the author. A historical thriller about a Jewish boxer who is a sort of bounty hunter in the rough and tumble financial world of 18th century London. The hero uncovers a stock fraud as he investigates his father's death. Marketed as a "New York Times Notable Book" with a laudatory cover blurb by Times reviewer Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 009728
Published by National Geographic Society, Washingon, D.C., 1980
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 4th Printing. 197 pp. on glossy stock. Previous owner's gift inscription on endpaper, no other markings. Light chipping and small closed tear to jacket. A National Geographic photo book that follows a young family as they tour various battlefields and landmarks of the American Revolution. Many full-page color photos. Easy to read text. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010003
Published by NY: Avon, 1992, NY, 1992
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 1st Paperback Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good +. 1st Paperback Edition. Remainder. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 387 pp. Nearly new, no spine creases or marks except for a marking pen slash on bottom edge. Do disasters fascinate you? This droll compendium of war, plagues, big crimes and natural catastrophes may be to your taste. Chronological arrangement, starting with "18 billion years ago" with the Big Bang, but mostly covers the A.D. era. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003257
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1994
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 292 pp. with b&w photos, illustrations. Bibliog., notes, index. British archaeologist-anthropologist applies radiocarbon dating to conclude that European prehistoric cultures predate Pyramids. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000056
Published by Oxford University Press, Hong Kong, 1987
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 299 pp. 16 pp. of historical photos and illustrations, glossary, bibliography. Glossy stiff wraps showing a color cartoon of Chinese and British negotiating at Tientsin in 1858. Light wear, Previous owner's name on endpaper. Light creasing of spine. A few notes and marks in red ink in margins of a few pages toward the rear, text mostly clean. A short political and economic history of a key Chinese trading center, as it dealt with western nations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Maps of Shanghai and China on the endpapers. Size: 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010339
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY, 1969
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 1015 pp., notes, source bibliography, index. Corners dented, dust jacket slightly chipped. Pages clean and unmarked. A massive survey of American traits and cultural patterns over a 300 year period, up to World War 1. Numerous period line illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000983
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 2002
Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First Edition. 265 pp., index. Remainder slash on bottom edge. DJ has dullish spot on acetate finish of lower corner. Otherwise nearly new, no markings on endpapers or in text. Tight, bright. Ambrose looks at recent currents of American history through his personal experiences. Size: 8vo - 9.25 in.
Seller Inventory # 004689