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Image for Against All Hope: The Prison Memoirs of Armando Valladares

Against All Hope: The Prison Memoirs of Armando Valladares

By: Valladares, Armando

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: Fourth Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 09280

ISBN: 0394534255

Condition: Near Fine


A trace of shelf wear to book and jacket. Inscribed in Spanish to the book's previous owner by the author. 380 pages, black and white photos. The author recounts his twenty-two year imprisonment for opposing the government of Fidel Castro and describes the treatment of Cuban political prisoners. View more info

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Benjamin Franklin

By: Van Doren, Carl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1939

Edition: Seventh Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 09016

Condition: Very Good


Shelf wear. Fading to the spine, but lettering and decoration still prominent. Signed by Carl Van Doren on the front free endpaper (inscribed to the previous owner--Mrs. Lawrence Clark), 1940. 845 pages with Bibliography, Chapter References, and Index. Three illustrations--portraits of Franklin. View more info

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Hugh Robinson: Pioneer Aviator

By: Vergara, George L.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida Press: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 04168

ISBN: 0813013615

Condition: Near Fine


136 pages, with Index and a selection of books for further reading. Illustrated with black and white photos. View more info

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Life and Times of Niccolo Machiavelli, Two Volumes

By: Villari, Pasquale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Haskell House: 1969

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 08899

ISBN: 0838301754

Condition: Near Fine


Couple of very faint scratches to the covers, otherwise fine. Extra weight with two volumes may require additional postage for priority and international shipping. View more info

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The Rebel

By: Villegas De Magnon, Leonor; Lomas, Clara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Arte Publico Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06424

ISBN: 1558850562

Condition: Near Fine


A few faint spots to the fore-edge and bottom edge. Memoir of Leonor Villegas de Magnon, a participant in the Mexican Revolution who rebelled against her aristocratic class. In 1910, she moved from Mexico to Laredo, Texas and continued her support of the revolution as a member of the Junta Revolucionaria and founding La Cruz Blanca (The White Cross), a corps of nurses for the revolutionary forces. [lvi] 297 pages, including Preface (In Search of an Autobiography: On Mapping Women's Intellectual History of the Borderlands) and a lengthy Introduction (Revolutionary Women and the Alternative Pres... View more info

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Give Us the Tools: The Inspiring Story of America's Most Incredible People

By: Viscardi, Jr., Henry; Introduction By Eleanor Roosevelt

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Middlebury, Vermont, Paul S. Eriksson: 1979

Edition: Fourth Printing

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 04680

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly bumped corners. Jacket has a light amount of edge wear showing, with a few tiny tears. Protected now in a new Mylar cover. Inspirational biographies of disabled Americans. Viscardi was born legless and founded Human Resources Center to help other disabled people by aiding in employment, research, training, and educational programs. He has been an advisor to every president since Franklin Roosevelt (through Carter as of this 1979 publication). View more info

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Taken on Trust

By: Waite, Terry

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03053

ISBN: 0151878498

Condition: Near Fine


370 pages with Index, black and white photos. View more info

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Woodrow Wilson, I: American Prophet

By: Walworth, Arthur

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 09218

Condition: Near Fine


Leather-bound, gilt-decorated covers. All edges gilt. Raised bands and gilt ruling and decoration to the spine. Faint pink mark to the top-edge gilt. Silk ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. 454 pages with Index. View more info

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V. Sackville-West

By: Watson, Sara Ruth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers, Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07434

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing and chipping to jacket. Protected in a Mylar archival cover now. 164 pages with Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, and Index. A title in Twayne's English Authors Series, edited by Sylvia E. Bowman, Indiana University. View more info

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Max Weber: Ein Lebensbild (German Edition)

By: Weber, Marianne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tubingen, Mohr Siebeck: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10055

ISBN: 3165448205

Condition: Near Fine


736 pages, black and white plates. Silk ribbon bookmark sewn into binding. German language text. Heavy volume that may require additional postage for expedited and international shipping. View more info

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So It Was

By: Wenner, Michael A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Durham, UK, The Pentland Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 05475

ISBN: 1858210275

Condition: Very Good


Former library book at the Goethe Institute in Houston, Texas. Only one stamp--to the copyright showing the institute name and notation next to it. No other markings, but the jacket is wrapped in a protective Mylar and adhered to the boards. A card pocket in the rear of the book has been removed, resulting in a little paper loss and residue on the rear endpapers. The library spine label has been removed from the jacket, creating a slight sticker shadow. Inscribed from the author to the Goethe Institute. View more info

The Private Life of Mr. Pepys

By: Wilson, John Harold

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy: 1959

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 02542

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to book and jacket. Remants of a paper label near the bottom of the spine. Clean with no writing, marks or stains. Biography of the famous 17th century diarist. 249 pages, frontispiece portrait by John Hayles, 1666. View more info

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Thomas Beckett

By: Winston, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06030

Condition: Near Fine -


Trace of wear to book and jacket. Nice, clean copy. 413 pages, with Appnedix, Notes, and Bibliography. Index, pp. i-viii, follows. The life and times of Thomas Beckett (A.D. 1118-1170), statesman, soldier, martyr, and saint. View more info

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Frank O'Connor : An Introductory Study

By: Wohlgelernter, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 01861

ISBN: 0231041942

Condition: Near Fine


Some light shelf wear. Jacket has a tiny, closed tear at top edge of front panel, light wear at the spine ends and flap folds. Critical biography of Irish author Frank O'Connor. 222 pages with Index, notes, and selected bibliography. Frontispiece photo of O'Connor. A nice association copy, warmly inscribed by the author to fellow author, Max Apple. View more info

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Odyssey of a Professional Engineer

By: Woolrich, W.R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Antonio, Texas, Naylor Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06245

ISBN: 0811104338

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Jacket has a few small chips and a closed edge tear. A mechanical engineer's autobiography of life as a professional engineer, beginning in 1906, and the work that took him around the country and overseas. 74 pages, no illustrations. View more info

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Yeager: An Autobiography

By: Yeager, Chuck; Janos, Leo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03441

ISBN: 0553050931

Condition: Near Fine


Light wear at the head of the spine. Very slight age toning. View more info

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Bloody Years: A Decade of Plot and Counter-Plot by the Golden Horn

By: Yeats-Brown, Francis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 04700

Condition: Good+


Wear and chipping at the spine ends. Foxing to the first several pages and frontispiece photo of the author (as a Hungarian mechanic). 312 pages, two illustrations (line drawings). View more info

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Balancing Act: Memoir of a Southern Woman Doctor

By: Yow, Martha Dukes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07674

ISBN: 1571681604

Condition: Near Fine


205 pages with References. Inscribed by the author to the book's previous owner (Mrs. Harris). The author grew up in rural South Carolina during the Great Depression, received her medical training during World War II in North Carolina (Bowman Gray & Duke) and later at Baylor in Houston, where she joined the faculty in 1955 and remained there until 1989. She received many honors during her career as a physician, teacher, and research scientist. View more info