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Ali, Sidi H. The Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero: Symbol of Royal Justice, Wisdom and Patience. Kano, Nigeria?: Printed by Triumph Graphic Printer, Lagos, 1988. 127 pages. Bibliography. Photographs. Map. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author. Laid in the 16-page program celebrating the launching of the book, November 13, 1988. Also laid in a handwritten letter by the author on the author's letterhead, dated 28 November 1988, to a Mr. Ollie, about personal matters. Good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). Some dampstains to upper corners. #24436. $25
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Apte, Helen Jacobus. Heart of a Wife: The Diary of a Southern Jewish Woman. Edited and with essays by her grandson Marcus D. Rosenbaum. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, 1998. 1st printing. xx, 222 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. Helen Jacobus was born in Hawkinsville, Georgia, in 1886. She spent her early childhood in Hawkinsville and Richmond, Virginia, and her adolescence in Atlanta. She married Day Apte, a Florida native, in 1909. They spent most of their married life in Florida and Atlanta. Helen Apte died in Miami in 1946. - About the Authors. Very good hardcover. ISBN 0842027459. #22700. $17.50
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Ashby, Roy. The Stansfield Saga: An Autobiographical Story of an Idealistic Adventure with Youngsters. London: Stansfield Association, 1984. 108 pages. Photographs. Inscribed and signed by the author on title page. 'The complete work of the Stansfield Association, which has never sought funds for its entirely voluntary effort. This final book includes many extracts from two previous books, and brings the story right up-to-date.' Photograph of 'Margaret Manor, Doddington, Kent, Our historic freehold, which dates back to 1302' on front cover. Good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover), cover edges slightly worn. Lower right-hand corner of title page has been clipped, not affecting text. #24623. $35
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Auerbacher, Inge. Beyond the Yellow Star to America. Unionville, New York: Royal Fireworks Press, 1995. 1st printing. 200 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. With photographs from the author's collection. Signed by the author. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover). ISBN 0880922524. #29288. $22.50
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Brand, Sandra. I Dared to Live. New York: Shengold Publishers, 1978. 1st printing. 204 pages. Inscribed and signed by the author. Some foxing stains on fore edge. Very good hardcover in slightly worn dust jacket. ISBN 0884000583. #20456. $35
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Browning, Frank. A Queer Geography: Journeys toward a Sexual Self. New York: Crown Publishers, 1996. 1st printing. 240 pages. Index. Source notes. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. ISBN 0517598574. #29773. $30
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Burr, Aaron. The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, during His Residence of Four Years in Europe; with Selections from His Correspondence. Edited by Matthew L. Davis. 2 volumes. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Literature House / Gregg Press, 1970. Facsimile reprint. 2 volumes (451, 453 pages). First published in New York by Harper & Brothers in 1838. Cf. Howe, US IANA, B1011. Good hardcover books. Exlibrary: stamps on top and bottom edges, stamp on front flyleaves, on title pages and inside rear covers; pockets removed from rear flyleaves. ISBN 0839801823. #26899. $80
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Clay, Henry. The Life and Speeches of Henry Clay. New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1843. 2 volumes (307, xxvi; 597 pages). Frontispiece portrait in volume 1; frontispiece in volume 2 etching of Clay's birthplace. Good hardcover with quarter leather bindings. Covers and edges slightly worn and frayed. Foxing throughout both volumes. Bottom part of front flyleaf of Volume 1 lacking and date written in ballpoint ink on upper right-hand corner of both volumes. Name stamp on blank flyleaf of Volume 2. #21668. $30
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Collinge, Constance Pardee, with Edith Pardee van Buren. Dearest Family: A Celebration of the Life of Katharine Pardee Kirkpatrick. Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Designed and Printed by Jack, Claire and Nancy Viall, 1992. 100 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. Signed by the author. Very good stiff pictorial wrappers (soft cover); rear cover slightly soiled. #28348. $17.50
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D'Amato, Alfonse. Power, Pasta & Politics: The World According to Senator Al D'Amato. Foreword by Senator Bob Dole. Introduction by Ed Koch. New York: Hyperion, 1995. 1st printing. xix, 357 pages. Index. Photographs. Inscribed in black felt-tip pen "To Lisa, Best Wishes, Al D'Amato, 8/19/95." Very good hardcover in Very good dust jacket. ISBN 0786860456. #20714. $22.50
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Darwin, Charles. The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 15, 1867. Frederick Burkhardt, Duncan M. Porter, et al., editors. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 1st printing. xxxviii, [3], 705 pages. Index. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Biographical register and index to correspondence. Darwin/Wedgewood genealogy. Frontispiece photograph. Front and rear endpaper 'Table of Relationships'. Very good hardcover. Exlibrary: spine label removed, stamps on all edges, stamp inside front cover, on title page; barcode label on rear flyleaf. ISBN 052185931X. #29848. $100
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Dawidoff, Nicholas. The Fly Swatter: How My Grandfather Made His Way in the World. New York: Pantheon Books, 2002. 1st printing. 353 pages. Index. Gerschenkron Family Genealogy on endpapers. Source notes. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author. Biography of Alexander Gerschenkron. Very good hardcover in Very good dust jacket. ISBN 0375400273. #21740. $27.50
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De Peyster, John Watts. Personal and Military History of Philip Kearny, Major-General United States Volunteers. New York: Rice & Gage; Newark, N.J.: Bliss & Co., 1869. 1st printing. 3 preliminary leaves, xii, [13]-512 pages. Plates. Portraits. Map (page 432). Frontispiece. Pasted on title page verso: 'The author in distributing among friends the few copies of this biography which fell to his share as the sole reward of his labors and expenditure,' Tivoli, Duchess Co., N.Y., 20th November, 1869. Also, another item affecting the author. Pasted on verso of dedication page a printed sheet of endorsements of General J. Watts de Peyster. Good hardcover. Embossed maroon cloth with gilt pictorial device on front cover and gilt imprint on spine; foxed title page and foxing throughout; fore-edges of pages 261-300 slightly torn; some damp wrinkling. #26415. $180
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Edge, Francis Miles. The Exploits and Triumphs in Europe of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion, Including an Historical Account of Clubs, Biographical Sketches of Famous Players, and Various Information and Anecdote Relating to the Noble Game of Chess. By Paul Morphy's Late Secretary. New York: D. Appleton, 1859. viii, 203 pages. Frontispiece portrait. Portraits. Very good hardcover; typewritten author-title label glued on spine; some pencil notes and underlining throughout. Signed by James Whaler on blank front flyleaf. #31024. $395
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Edwards, Helena (formerly Czuprin), and Virginia Lown. Days of Aloes. Devon, U.K.: Sandpiper Press, 1992. 1st printing. 191 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. Map. Inscribed, dated and signed by the author. The Polish-born author survived the German occupation and prison camps during World War II, and eventually settles in Great Britain. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. ISBN 0952013800. #23390. $25
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