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The land of the Veda being personal reminiscences of India. its

By: 1818-1899., Butler. William.

Price: $119.73

Publisher: New York, New York. Eaton & Mains: 1894

Seller ID: 17774

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Unmarked, except for previous owner's stamp on inside cover. Inside spine areas reinforced with archival tape. Wear on corners and on top and bottom of spine edge on outside. Well bound. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. Being personal reminiscences of India; its people, castes, thugs, and fakirs; its religions, mytho... View more info

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Catch Me If You Can

By: Abagnale, Frank W.

Price: $4.16

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 2000

Seller ID: 5828

ISBN: 0767905385

Condition: Very Good


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervis... View more info

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

By: Abelard, Peter

Price: $4.92

Publisher: New York, Penguin Classics: 1974

Seller ID: 5829

ISBN: 0140442979

Condition: Very Good


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. The story of Heloise and Abelard remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Abelard and Heloise are nearly as famous a pair of tragic lovers as the fictional Romeo and Juliet; their shared passion for knowledge, religious faith, and one another sealed their destiny. Abelard was a well-respec... View more info

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The Life of Thomas More

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $8.22

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese: 1998

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 28663

ISBN: 0385477090

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a magnificent reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More was a renowned statesman, the author of a political fantasy t... View more info

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Open An Autobiography

By: Agassi, Andre

Price: $6.88

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2009

Edition: First Edition (?); Fifteenth Printing

Seller ID: 14676

ISBN: 0307268195

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassis incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. B... View more info

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Melville and His World (A Studio book)

By: Allen, Gay Wilson

Price: $9.80

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5830

ISBN: 0670467405

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Unmarked. 3/4 inch tear-refurbished- on upper part of front cover. Slight wear on corners of dust jacket. Otherwise unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear as noted. A must for any Melville Reader. Herman Melville heard tales about a fabulous white whale variously known... View more info

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The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $14.70

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 52

ISBN: 006155183X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss-the death of her daughter, Paula. ; 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches; 301 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money... View more info

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Experience A Memoir

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $7.23

Publisher: New York, Miramax Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10408

ISBN: 0786866527

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels. The son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis,... View more info

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Bill and Hillary The Marriage

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1999

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8712

ISBN: 0688167551

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Unmarked. Internally. Small refurbished tear on bottom of rear dust jacket, otherwise very very good condition. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. They are, by any definition, one of history's most remarkable couples: he the irrepressible country-boy populist oozing ambition a... View more info

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Young Kate

By: Andersen, Christopher P.

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co: 1988

Seller ID: 10539

ISBN: 0805007091

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket


Unmarked internally, except Inscription to previous owner on inside cover; otherwise unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. The eccentric and worthwhile lives of Katherine Hepburn's parents and ancestors are covered in greater detail in this book than the life of the you... View more info

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Gather Together in My Name

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $1.96

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 7115

ISBN: 0553260669

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. In Gather Together in My Name Maya Angelou continues her stunning autobiography. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and mellow, she fills the pages with both wisdom and wonder as she brings us along in her struggle and dance through life. ; 6.92 X 4.20 X 0.73 inches; 192 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Se... View more info

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West of Kabul, East of New York An Afghan American Story

By: Ansary, Tamim

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2002

Edition: First Edition (?); Second Printing

Seller ID: 22662

ISBN: 0374287570

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Some books are timely by accident, some through a prescience that conveys mystique upon their authors; either makes a writer's reputation. This book is a consequence of specific events last September, intended and only unde... View more info

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The Promised Land

By: Antin, Mary

Price: $3.96

Publisher: New York, Penguin Classics: 1997

Seller ID: 22663

ISBN: 0140189858

Condition: Good+


Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover. Small tear in front cover right edge. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Interweaving introspection with political commentaries, biography with history, The Promised Land (1912) brings to life the transformation of an East European Jewish immigrant into an American citizen. Mary Antin recou... View more info

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The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

By: Applegate, Debby

Price: $7.35

Publisher: New York, Image: 2007

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 5833

ISBN: 0385513976

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings-especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned the century's bestselling book Uncle Tom's Cabin. But when push... View more info

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The Spiral Staircase My Climb Out of Darkness

By: Armstrong, Karen

Price: $6.74

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2004

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 8711

ISBN: 0375413189

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Karen Armstrong begins this spellbinding story of her spiritual journey with her departure in 1969 from the Roman Catholic convent she had entered seven years before-hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God. She knew almost noth... View more info

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Hand to Mouth A Chronicle of Early Failures

By: Auster, Paul

Price: $5.88

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Company: 1997

Edition: Stated First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8709

ISBN: 0805054065

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. From the streets of Manhattan to Paris, a poignant memoir explains a series of ingenious and farfetched attempts to survive on next to no money, showing both the humor and desperation of being a ""have not." "; 8.60 ... View more info

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And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir

By: Baez, Joan

Price: $5.39

Publisher: New York, Summit Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 5835

ISBN: 0671400622

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Unmarked. Spine has wrinkle down its length. Very nice reading copy. ; Book Description reading copy, no dust jacket, otherwise used good to very good condition The perfect time for a reissue: In October 2009, PBS will air a ninety-minute primetime special on Joan Baez as part of the Emmy Award-winning American Masters series. Told often from Baez's perspective, but supported by a rich performance and historical archive, the documentary centers on her career as a musicia... View more info

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The Heart of the World A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise

By: Baker, Ian & Dalai Lama

Price: $7.22

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2006

Seller ID: 14681

ISBN: 0143036025

Condition: Very Good


Unmarked. Very mild wear on bottom edge. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies de... View more info

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Stanford White,

By: Baldwin, Charles Crittenton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1931

Seller ID: 22680

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 399 pages View more info

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King Arthur Hero and Legend

By: Barber, Richard W.

Price: $8.22

Publisher: New York, Dorset Pr: 1991

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 28660

ISBN: 0880293470

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Who was the real Arthur? Why were his knights so famous? Was he buried at Glastonbury? Richard Barber takes the story from the anonymous 8th century chronicler who first listed his battles to the novelists of the 20th centu... View more info