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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and His World

By: Debeer, Gavin

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, G. P. Putnam's Sons/Thames and Hudson Ltd.: 1972

Edition: Later Printing

Book ID: SCW13594

ISBN: 050013037X

Condition: Very Good


CA1 - A hard cover later printing withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some glue staining on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket endflaps were glued to the boards plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, label, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the co... View more info

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Sister Age

By: Fisher, M. F. K.

Price: $2.25

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Vintage Books/Random House: 1984

Book ID: SCW00676

ISBN: 0394723856

Condition: Very Good


BF4 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only minor overall shelf wear plus 1 page dogeared. A collection that meditates on the end of life and it is human strength in this unavoidable encounter that the author dramatizes. An author of great depth noted for her ability to use her lifelong appreciation of food as the skeleton to hang on the richness of human interaction and the curious nature of life. A highly rec... View more info

Conversations with Mary McCarthy

By: Gelderman, Carol (editor)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Jackson, Mississippi, USA, University Press of Mississippi: 1991

Book ID: SCW13688

ISBN: 0878054863

Condition: Very Good


CB3 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black photo illustrated purple wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of twenty-six uncut interviews of the noted novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, memoirist, and critic, Mary McCarthy. The interviews are arranged chronologically according to the dates they appeared in print. 273p. View more info

The Turning Point the Autobiography of Klaus Mann: Thirty-Five Years of This Century

By: Mann, Klaus

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Markus Wiener Publishing, Inc.: 1984

Book ID: SCW12851

ISBN: 0910129142

Condition: Good


BH3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated purple wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there is some fading on the spine and along the front spine edge plus there are the usual library marks, label, stamp, and pocket on the spine, the copyright page, and the back endpaper. Translated from the German by Der... View more info

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West With the Night

By: Markham, Beryl

Price: $1.75

Publisher: San Francisco, California, USA, North Point Press: 1983

Book ID: SCW00274

ISBN: 0865471185

Condition: Very Good


BI2 - A tight, clean, sound copy in green and black and white photo illustrated wraps with very minor shelf wear plus some light creasing of the front cover plus some very light soiling of the outside paper edges plus some writing blacked out with black marker on the inside surface of the front cover. A wonderfully well written book by an acquaintance of Issac Denison. She was an early woman avaitor in colonial East Africa and was involved in many early avaition accompli... View more info

From Our House: A Memoir

By: Martin, Lee

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Dutton/Plume: 2001

Book ID: SCW05607

ISBN: 0452282543

Condition: Very Good


CF4 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated black and white wraps with only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A memoir of the author's growing up on a farm in southern Illinois during the period after his father lost both his hands in a farming accident. His father developed a deep rage and the memoir reveals how his family finally found the spiritual strengths that would help to heal them all. ... View more info

The Grouchophile

By: Marx, Groucho

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Wallaby/Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster: 1977

Book ID: SCW09510

ISBN: 0671790021

Condition: Good


CG1 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light overall rubbing plus there is some very, very light edge wear around the covers' open edges plus there is some creasing on the back cover at the extreme bottom left corner plus there is some scattered light soiling of the covers plus there is some very light yellowing of the paper. Heavily illustrated black and white photographs and drawings throughout plus the... View more info

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Navel-Gazing: The Days and Nights of a Mother in the Making

By: Matesa, Jennifer

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Harmony Books: 2001

Book ID: SCW05305

ISBN: 0609807870

Condition: Very Good


BC4 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated light green wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. This is a memoir of the author's pregnancy with the addition of intimate pictures taken weekly by a photographer friend. It is about pregancy from the inside and out and how bearing a child can change a person emotionally, mentally, and physically forever. View more info

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A Year in Provence

By: Mayle, Peter

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Vintage Books: 1991

Book ID: SCW00173

ISBN: 0679731148

Condition: Very Good


BI6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A funny and very interresting account of a Englishman realizing a long-cherished dream to move into a farmhouse in French Provence. This is a tale of adjustment and finding the meaning of life by simply living it. Of special interest to those interested in food. Bound to be enjoyed by fans of James Herriott or the "Two Fat Ladies". 20... View more info

'Tis: A Memoir

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster: 2000

Book ID: SCW03081

ISBN: 0684865742

Condition: Very Good


BH1 - A trade paperback book in near fine condition. A unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. A continuation of the author's autobiography. The years covered dwell on his arrival in New York, the challenge of adapting and fitting in. He finds himself driven to educate himself and be a writer almost even though he is not too certain why. He graduates, becomes a teacher, marries and has a child and Mum comes to ... View more info

Spellbound: Growing Up in God's Country

By: McKain, David

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster: 1990

Book ID: SCW01521

ISBN: 0671686216

Condition: Very Good


BF6 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus light soiling and creasing of the front and back covers. The memoir of author and poet David McKain. It his his coming of age as a poor boy in "God's country," a small oil town in the Allegheny Mountains. His parents were devoutly religious but the overwhelming nature of their struggles provides him with a very loose reign. His experien... View more info

Letters from the Field 1925-75

By: Mead, Margaret

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, HarperCollins Publishers: 1979

Book ID: SCW02616

ISBN: 0060906855

Condition: Very Good


CA6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated geen wraps with minor overall wear. A collection of letters written by Mead over a period of 50 years. They illuminate the difficulty of working under primitive conditions and the humor that often comes out when working close to danger and the unknown. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 361p. View more info

Journal of My Life

By: Metetra, Jacques-Louis

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Columbia University Press: 1986

Book ID: SCW10335

ISBN: 0231061285

Condition: Very Good


CA4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with a very light bump to the front top left corner plus there is some light tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, the front freepaper, and the title p... View more info

Divided to the Vein: A Journey into Race and Family

By: Minerbrook, Scott

Price: $2.25

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW04939

ISBN: 0151931070

Condition: Good


CC5 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in yellow paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with metallic red lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps on the half-title page and top outside paper edges plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps... View more info

The Names

By: Momaday, N. Scott

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, HarperCollins Publishers: 1977

Book ID: SCW05862

ISBN: 0060905824

Condition: Good


BC4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black &andwhite photo illustrated black wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus there is a small (about 0.25") closed tear at the front top left corner plus there is the usual library label and pocket on the spine and on the inside surface of the back cover plus there is some light overall rubbing plus there is some very light edge wear around the cover edges. The autobiography of an Amerindian author that is also a catalog of the... View more info

Fierce: A Memoir

By: Moss, Barbara Robinette

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Scribner: 2004

Book ID: SCW12227

Condition: Very Good


CF1 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in glossy red and white wraps woth only very, very minor overall shelf wear. A memoir of the author's quest to reinvent her life as an artist and rebel against the rural indigence, addiction, and broken dreams she inherited from her alcoholic father. The author is a noted visual artist. By the... View more info

My Life Without God

By: Murray, William

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Thomas Nelson Inc.: 1982

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW12500

Condition: Very Good


BC3 - A signed advanced reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in good+ to very good- condition with no dust jacket as issued. Signed in black ink by the author on the title page. A tight, clean, sound copy in bloe paper covered boards with minor overall shelf wear with some foxing on the top outside paper edges plus there is some scattered rubbing along the spine edges. A memoir of the son of Madalyn Murray O'Hair culminating in his religious conversion to evangelica... View more info

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Nehru: The First Sixty Years Volume Two

By: Nehru, Jawaharlal

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, The John Day Company: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW08060

Condition: Good


BC6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some tape staining on the inside surfaces of the boards plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, pocket, and seal on the top & bottom outside paper edges, title page, copyright page, and back free endpaper plus there is some very light fading on the tinting on the top outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows ve... View more info

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Willie: An Autobiography

By: Nelson, Willie

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Book ID: EC14339BB

ISBN: 0671642650

Condition: Very Good


U4 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by Bud Shrake on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has price clipped, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. With Bud Shrake. Just as Willie Nelson's music has long since crossed over from country to a national audience, his autobiography will touch everyone - from his fans to all those who enjoy re... View more info

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Long Life

By: Nicolson, Nigel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC10191BB

ISBN: 0399143637

Condition: Very Good


BP5 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has quarter inch tear on the front top right corner, wrinkling and crease on the edges and corners, some top to bottom light crease on the front and back, and light shelf wear otherwise good. Book has wrinkling and light wear on the spine edges and gutter edges, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. Book was signed and inscribed by the author to previous owner "For Mark Adams from Nigel Nicolson" on the front loose endpaper. In... View more info