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1 Eisenhower, Dwight D. Letters TO MAMIE.
Doubleday & Co. [New York]. 1978. Book Club edition. Hard Cover 
282pp. 8vo. 1/4 red cloth over speckled white (oatmeal) boards with gilt-lettered spine. Edited with commentary by John S. D. Eisenhower. More than 300 Letters from Eisenhower to Mamie written during World War II. Fine (no defects)/ DJ (Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). 
Price: 2.50 USD
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2 Halsey, Margaret. WITH MALICE TOWARD SOME.
Simon & Schuster. 1938. (1938). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 278pp. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine & a small, yellow cartoon pastedown on the front cover titled 'Westminster Abbey'. Top edge red. Dustjacket, 8 plates & one chapter head illustrated by Peggy Bacon. Gilt lettering on spine slightly dulled o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (heavy chipping at the top of the spine, 3/8' edge tear on the back cover, 1/2' & 3/8' tears at the top & bottom respectively of the front flap fold, minor edge creases & tears along the upper edges of the front & back o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 Harte, Bret. TALES OF THE ARGONAUTS AND OTHER SKETCHES.
James R. Osgood & Co. [Boston]. 1875. (1875). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, State A. [4], 283pp. 16mo. Reddish-brown cloth with blindstamped borders on both covers. Gilt-lettered spine. Dark brown coated endpapers. Per BAL 7280 (A). Contains 8 stories: Rose of Tuolumne; Life of Mrs. Oakhurst; Wan Lee; Old Man Plunkett; Fool of Five Forks; Baby Sylvester; Episode of Fiddletown; & A Jersey Centenarian. Spine slightly cocked; paper over both hinges cracked, but hinges are fine; heavy wear & fraying at spine extremes; spine darkened & gilt dulled; some wear to covers & edges; fly leaves tanned; & light foxing on some pages. See PHOTO. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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4 Morley, John. EDMUND BURKE: A Historical Study.
Macmillan & Co. [London]. 1867. First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. xv, 312pp. sm8vo. 1/2 bound in dark green leather with patterned grayish-green & white cloth. 5 raised bands on the spine creating 6 panels of which the 2nd & 3rd from the top bear, respectively, the short title & author's last in gilt. The 4 remaining panels each contain a small floral & foliage decorative device in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Printer's sheet signings retained. Ferdinand Lammot Belin's (1881-1961) 1930 'Evermay' bookplate on the pastedown front endpaper. Belin was a Foreign Service officer whose ambassadorships included Poland, etc. 3/4' & 3/8' sections of the right side of the leather spine & 1/4' section of the left rubbed; leather corners rubbed; upper right corner of the front free endpaper clipped; occasional foxing throughout o/w Very Good i.e. shows careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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5 Sloan, James Park. JERZY KOSINSKI, A Biography.
E. P. Dutton [New York]. 1996. 0525937846 / 9780525937845 Soft Cover 
Uncorrected Proofs. 486pp. Tall 8vo. Bound in light green wraps with black lettering on cover & spine. Below the title & author's name, the front cover is printed: 'UNCORRECTED PROOFS. PUBLICATION DATE: March 1996. PAGES: 512 + 16 page insert. TRIM SIZE: 6 x 9. TENTATIVE PRICE: $24.95. IMPRINT: DUTTON [Dutton logo]. ISBN: 0-525-93784-6. WARNING: IF ANY MATERIAL IS TO BE QUOTED, IT MUST BE CHECKED AGAINST THE BOUND BOOK'. Uncorrected proofs are issued prior to an Advanced Reading Copy. Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use no significant defects. ISBN 0525937846. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Stevenson, Robert Louis. VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE.
G. P. Putnam's Sons [New York]. No date [Autumn 1903]. (None). Hard Cover 
102, [6, publisher's ads]pp. Tall 32mo. Full red flexible leather covers with the front cover bordered in gilt with scrolling vines with holly leaves & berries in opposing corners & another foliage device in the other opposing corners. The title is enclosed in a wreathe of foliage combining the different motifs in the corners. Gilt-lettered spine decorated with a variation of the wreathe about 2/3 up the spine & a smaller gilt foliage device above the title. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Endpapers decorated in blue with large, diamond-shapes of ornate scrolling foliage surrounding 'The Ariel Booklets' in a band around the publisher's monogram. Title page, printed in red & black, bears precisely the title 'Virginibus Puerisque'. Tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece of Stevenson by Samuel Hollyer (1826 - 1919). Note: The September 19, 1903 issue of the New York Times reported that G. P. Putnam's Sons would be publishing Virginibus Puerisque that Autumn in their Ariel Booklets series. Top right corner of the front cover rubbed; spine extremes a little rubbed; 1908 gift inscription in ink on the front flyleaf o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE SCAN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Widdemer, Margaret. GALLANT LADY.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1926: Harcourt, Brace & Co.). Hard Cover 
306 + [14, ads]pp. sm8vo. Light orange cloth with black-lettered front cover & spine. Dustjacket illustration by Charles Davis Mitchell. A previous owner's name & 'Feb-15-1929' in ink on the front endpaper, upper right corner of front cover bumped, top edge dusty o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Top of the spine chipped; 1/4' tear at the top of the left side of the spine; a 1' tear at the top of the right side which branches at the lower end into two 1/4' tears; 3/8' edge tear on the top of the front panel; upper right corner of the front panel worn with a 3/8' tear & bottom left corner worn with an 1/8' tear o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). SEE SCAN. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Wilson, Edmund. A PIECE OF MY MIND: Reflections At Sixty.
Farrar, Straus & Cudahy [New York]. 1956. (1956). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 239pp. sm8vo. Gray cloth with black-lettered spine. Top edge red. Faint spotting on the bottom edges of both covers o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (light soiling o/w Fine with unclipped price). 
Price: 1.00 USD
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