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Bernadette of Lourdes: The Only Complete Account of Her Life Ever Published; English Edition, Translated by J.H. Gregory
1
Bernadette of Lourdes: The Only Complete Account of Her Life Ever Published; English Edition, Translated by J.H. Gregory
P. Jung: 1927: Soft Cover: Good: Reading creases and faint moisture stain on the spine. Tiny tears at spine ends. The covers show signs of loosening. 255 pages, with 14 sepia tone images. At the time of publication, this edition was the only English edition and includes the autograph of Bernadette among the images listed. Originally published in French in 1926 under the title, "La Confidente de l'Immaculee Bernadette Soubirous," this English edition appears to be published by P. Jung in 1927, per the imprint indicated on the last page. Three postcards are laid in, two of the body of Bernadette enshrined in a glass coffin at the Main Chapel of the Convent of Saint Gildard at Nevers, France and the third postcard is of the Grotte de Noter-Dame de Lourdes.: 09442: 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
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Love Came Tricklin' Down
New York: Vantage Press: 1993: 0533102626 / 9780533102624: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Near Fine: Small tear on jacket at tail of the spine, else fine. Memoir from the wife of a country preacher in the Rio Grande area of Texas during the 1920s and Great Depression.: 05028: 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
The Inauguration of Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer and Semicentennial Ceremonies
3
The Inauguration of Kenneth Sanborn Pitzer and Semicentennial Ceremonies
Houston: William Marsh Rice University: 1963: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good+: No Jacket: Light foxing or spotting to page edges. The book is about fine in all other aspects.: 04797: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Alexander Woollcott: His Life and His World, Adams, Samuel Hopkins
4 Adams, Samuel Hopkins
Alexander Woollcott: His Life and His World
Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press: 1970: Reprint: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Light foxing/spotting to the top- and bottom-edge of the page block. Otherwise a clean, solid copy. Biography of American critic and commentator for the New Yorker, who was also a member of the Algonquin Round Table along with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and others during the 1920s. 388 pages with Index and black and white photos.: 08843: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Alexander, Peter F.
Alan Paton: A Biography
New York: Oxford University Press: 1994: 0198112378 / 9780198112372: First Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: 05143: 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
W.B. Yeats: The Man and the Milieu, Alldritt, Keith
6 Alldritt, Keith
W.B. Yeats: The Man and the Milieu
New York: Clarkson Potter: 1997: 0517799898 / 9780517799895: First American Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: 388 pages, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Black & white photos.: 04740: 
Price: 9.50 USD
 
 
The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory, Alun-Jones, Deborah
7 Alun-Jones, Deborah
The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory
London: Thames & Hudson: 2013: 978050051677: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Fine: Gift inscription on the front free endpaper covers half the page, otherwise a clean, fine copy. 208 pages with Bibliography and Index. 75 illustrations, 12 in color. From the publisher: "In this engaging book, Deborah Alun-Jones selects a range of authors from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, for whom the rectory was either the childhood home that nurtured their creative talent or the place they chose to live as an adult and from which they drew inspiration. Each chapter explores the life of a writer during the time they lived at a particular rectory/ parsonage or vicarage and the effect it had on them": 08581: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Anonymous
The Life and Tragic Death of Jesse James: The Western Desperado
Austin, Texas: Steck-Vaughn: 1966: Facsimile Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Some age toning around the extremities. Glassine cover, no slipcase. A facsimile reproduction of the original 1883 edition. Cover photos of Jesse James and his wife from the N.H. Rose Collection, courtesy of the Division of Manuscripts, University of Oklahoma Library. 96 pages, illustrated with the original drawings and color added by Carol Rogers.: 03935: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Carlyle's First Love, Margaret Gordon, Lady Bannerman: An Account of Her Life, Ancestry and Homes, Her Family and Friends, Archibald, Raymond Clare
9 Archibald, Raymond Clare
Carlyle's First Love, Margaret Gordon, Lady Bannerman: An Account of Her Life, Ancestry and Homes, Her Family and Friends
London: John Lane The Bodley Head: 1910: First Edition: Hard Cover: Good: No Jacket: A structurally sound copy with a good bit of scattered foxing, particularly around the endpapers and plates. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt (scratched and somewhat faded), while the fore-edge and bottom edge are untrimmed. Looks like a book plate was removed. 214 pages with 21 illustrations, including one in color, plus ads for related titles from the publisher.: 08546: 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, the Doctor Poet, Baldwin, Neil
10 Baldwin, Neil
To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, the Doctor Poet
New York: Atheneum: 1984: 0689310307 / 9780689310300: First Edition: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Very Good: Faint smudge or markings to fore-edge of the page block. Upper-corner of fornt free endpaper clipped. Rear panel of jacket has some wrinkling. 223 pages with Source Guide for Quoted Material, Bibliography, and Index. Black and white photos.: 04773: 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
At Ease in the White House: Social Life As Seen by a Presidential Military Aide, Bauer, Stephen M.; with Frances Spatz Leighton,
11 Bauer, Stephen M.; with Frances Spatz Leighton,
At Ease in the White House: Social Life As Seen by a Presidential Military Aide
Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Birch Lane Press: 1991: 1559720611 / 9781559720618: Second Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: SIGNED: 324 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Black & white photos. Signed by the author on the front free endpapers.: 06787: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Queen Victoria's Children, Bennett, Daphne
12 Bennett, Daphne
Queen Victoria's Children
New York: St Martin's Press: 1980: 0312660065 / 9780312660062: First American Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Very light wear to book and jacket. Clean copy with no tears, chips, or marks. Very Good to Near Fine copy. 143 pages with Index. Color illustrations (portraits of the children and family). Character studies of all nine children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.: 08977: 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
13 Berkow, Ira
Red: A Biography of Red Smith, the Life and Times of a Great American Writer
New York: Times Books: 1986: 0812912039 / 9780812912036: Second Printing: Hard Cover: Near Fine: Near Fine: Price-clipped jacket. The life and career of one of America's best sports journalists. 302 pages with index. Illustrated with black & wite photos.: 01810: 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
Young Man with a Horn : The Life Story of Johnny Bisagno, Bisagno, Johnny
14 Bisagno, Johnny
Young Man with a Horn : The Life Story of Johnny Bisagno
1995: First Thus: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: Signed by Author: Hard cover reprint of the 1957 paperback original. Autobiography of John R. Bisagno, the retired pastor of Houston's 22,000-member First Baptist Church. The story of a promising young Jazz musican who traded his music for the Gospel. Signed by Bisagno on the front free endpaper. A clean, crisp, unread copy.: 06866: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic, Blaine, David
15 Blaine, David
Mysterious Stranger: A Book of Magic
New York: Villard Books: 2002: 0375505733 / 9780375505737: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: No Jacket: 214 pages, illustrated. Magic history segues into Blaine's history. An interesting book packed with much information and images about the field of magic and David Blaine.: 05989: 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
John Martin 1789-1854: His Life and Works, Blaston, Thomas
16 Blaston, Thomas
John Martin 1789-1854: His Life and Works
London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.: 1947: First Edition: Hard Cover: Good: No Jacket: Wear to the corners and spine ends. The spine has a mottled appearance, perhaps the result of insect damage. Browning to the front endpapers. Interior clean, binding square and tight. 309 pages, including Appendices and Bibliographical Note, followed by a section of 25 plates, a sampling of Martin's work.: 06291: 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
I'll Tell Them I Remember You, Blatty, William P.
17 Blatty, William P.
I'll Tell Them I Remember You
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1973: 039307479x / 9780393074796: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: Very Good: Light wear to boards. Full-page gift inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket price-clipped, worn at corners and spine ends. Couple of tears on front panel. A book about the author's mother, his book The Exorcist, and life after death.: 01521: 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
 
Bobst: The Autobiography of a Pharmaceutical Pioneer, Bobst, Elmer Holmes
18 Bobst, Elmer Holmes
Bobst: The Autobiography of a Pharmaceutical Pioneer
New York: David McKay Company: 1973: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good+: Very Good+: Very mild wear to this copy, some rubbing to the jacket. Binding tight and solid, interior clean. 360 pages, black & white photos.: 02888: 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
19 Boller, Paul F Jr.
Memoirs of an Obscure Professor and Other Essays
Forth Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press: 1992: 087565097x / 9780875650975: First Edition: Hard Cover: Fine: Fine: 07991: 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
Jerry McAuley and His Mission, Bonner, Arthur
20 Bonner, Arthur
Jerry McAuley and His Mission
Neptune, New Jersey: Loizeaux Brothers: 1967: First Edition: Hard Cover: Very Good: No Jacket: Light wear to spine ends and corners. Clean copy. 123 pages with Bibliography and Index. Pictorial covers and endpapers.: 06560: 
Price: 15.00 USD
 

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