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Farewell Thou Busy World

By: Bradley, John Hodgdon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Primavera Press: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32778

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light foxing / toning to the top edge of the front and rear boards. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some light foxing to the top edges of the text pages. "Sooner or later most men find themselves groaning under the weight of civilization; yearning to escape the ambitions, obligations, and ... View more info

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CALABRIAN TALES A Memoir of 19th Century Southern Italy

By: Chiarella, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Regent Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25470

ISBN: 1587900300

Condition: Very Good+


SIGNED EDITION. This edition is paperback. "Calabrian Tales ia a unique story of inexplicable injustice and poverty, avarice and survival based on true family incidents that were revealed to the author in his youth. The book's chief character is the author's great aunt, Marianna, who becam the mistress of a wealthy noble. The lifestyle she adopted repeatedly shamed her relatives until living in Italy became unbearable for them. Eventually, the author's father, Raffa... View more info

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All the Green Gold An Irish Boyhood

By: Luibheid, Colm

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Praeger Publishers: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31214

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and tears along with some rubbing and wrinkling to the spine ends and corners. "In the great tradition of Irish storytelling, Colm Luibheid (pronounced Luvade) weaves a varigated tapestry of scenes showing his youth in Ireland during the 1940's and 1950's." View more info

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BLOOD TIES A Woman's History

By: Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26862

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. This copy has been Inscribed by the author: "For Padius (?) in anticipation of a Great semester! Ani Mander SF 12 Oct 1996" The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright though a bit toned / darkened due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is clean and bright with the exception of some light edge wear and rubb... View more info

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Tales from the Ukraine

By: Ritzcovan, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press International Corp.: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29516

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper in ink. There is a previous owner's embossed stamp on the front endpaper as well. The dust jacket has a couple of edge tears and several ground-in spots of dirt. "Tales from the Ukraine is a collection of fifteen stories bas... View more info

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R. L. Stevenson Memories

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, MA / London, England, Le Roy Phillips T. N. Foulis: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35034

Condition: Very Good


B&W Photographs; This is a trade sized paperback with French flaps and illustrated covers. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a separate dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a smallish edge tear to the top front spine joint along with some light, but noticeable bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and edges of the book covers. There is an inch long scrape with color loss to the rear cover of the... View more info

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Vailima Letters Being Correspondence Addressed by Robert Louis Stevenson to Sidney Colvin (2 Volumes)

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis (Sidney Colvin)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Stone & Kimball: 1895

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35029

Condition: Very Good+


This is a two volume set. The books are in Very Good+ condition. The books and their contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and beginning wear. The text pages are clean and bright. The front pastedowns have a previous owner's bookplate (Sebastian C. Jones). "In other respects too, Stevenson was moving away from his upbringing. His dress became more Bohemian; he already wore his hair long, but he ... View more info