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Madame de Sevigne: A Seventeenth-Century Life

By: Ojala, Jeanne A.and William T. Ojala

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Berg Publishers: 1992

Book ID: SCW08536

ISBN: 0854961690

Condition: Very Good


BY2 - A hard cover withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured blue paper covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the top outside paper edges, front free endpaper, and title page. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a library label on the back plus the front and back endlfaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in... View more info

Witches' Sabbath

By: Sachs, Maurice

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Stein and Day: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW02215

Condition: Very Good


BI6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket is in very good- condition with with only very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of very light rubbing along front right edge plus some light chipping and edge wear on the spine top and bottom edges plus some very light edge wear along the front bottom edge plus some very light chipping at the front bottom right corner and back bottom left corner. An unexpurgated autobiography by Maurice Sachs. This is an extremely frank, literate and tortured story of an unusual man who lead a most irregular li... View more info

My Life

By: Sand, George

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Harper Colophon Books: 1980

Book ID: SCW01231

ISBN: 0060907487

Condition: Very Good


BC3 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in brown, monochrome illustrated wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus chipping along the edges, sunning of the spine and light yellowing of the paper. Translated from the French and adapted by Dan Hofstadter. The remarkable self-portrait of a woman considered eccentric but actually radically independent. The story of a complex childhood and the discovery of an evolving self. Indexed, 246p. View more info

Submarine Commander

By: Schratz, Paul R.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, USA, University Press of Kentucky: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW00166

ISBN: 0813116619

Condition: Very Good


BG3 - A hard cover first Naval Institute Press edition in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket is in very good condition with only very slight edge wear. A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II. By the torpedo officer on the USS Scorpion on its 1943 Tokoyo raid and later the executive officer of Sterlet and Atule. A frank and beautifully written in a breezy style and irrepressible humor. Indexed, 322p. View more info

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Scorsese on Scorsese: The Update

By: Scorsese, Martin

Price: $3.25

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Faber and Faber, Inc.: 1996

Edition: Updated Edition

Book ID: SCW13710

ISBN: 0571178278

Condition: Very Good


BE5 - A trade paperback updated edition book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color photo illustrated black wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a very, very light bump at the back bottom right corner plus there is some very light yellowing of the outside paper edges plus there is a small, light crease on the back cover at the bottom left corner. Edited by David Thompson and Ian Christie. With a foreword by Michael Powell. A collection of interviews that chart the journey that Martin Scorsese has taken in his search for new subjects as well as revealing h... View more info

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Down from Troy: A Doctor Comes of Age

By: Selzer, Richard

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: 1993

Book ID: SCW05423

ISBN: 0316780650

Condition: Very Good


CC6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some scattered dogearing and an occasional wrinkled page plus there is a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. A medical memoir of a doctor that begins in Depression-era Troy, New York where the author grew up. His parents were both strong-willed and his mother urged her son to become a writer while his father urded his son to become a physician. It is an autobiography that relates his years of work to sort out the persuasive influence of his parents ... View more info

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Raising the Dead: A Doctor's Encounter with His Own Mortality

By: Selzer, Richard

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Whittle Books/Penguin Books: 1994

Edition: 2nd Printing

Book ID: SCW07439

ISBN: 067085414X

Condition: Good


BE1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light fading on the top cloth board edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and mark on the top outside paper edges, inside surface of the front board, front endpaper, half title page, and title page plus the book is slightly shelf cocked. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear wear plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there is a library label on the back plus it is still ... View more info

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My Personal Parade

By: Shepard, Clarence Day

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ontario, Canada, Clarence Day Shepard: 1987

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC37296BB

ISBN: 0969300700

Condition: Very Good


CC4 - A hardcover book signed and inscribed by author to previous owner in very good condition in good dust jacket. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease and some tears on the edges and corners, some scattered rubbing, scuffing, and wrinkling, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book cocked, some bumped corners and light shelf wear. The life of a Canadian prairie boy from 1914 through 1987. Not a complete autobiography but an episodic story. 9.5"x6.5", 204 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

44, Dublin Made Me

By: Sheridan, Peter

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Penguin Books: 2000

Book ID: SCW08315

ISBN: 0140286411

Condition: Very Good


BX1 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated white and orange wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A memoir of life in a Dublin family and their transition through the turbulent 1960s. this book was nominated for the Irish Times Literary Prize for Nonfiction. 278p. View more info

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Innocent Involvement: A Personal Account of World War II and After

By: Stettler, Marie E.

Price: $6.25

Publisher: Houston, Texas, USA, D. Armstrong Co., Inc.: 1996

Book ID: SCW13418

ISBN: 0965359409

Condition: Very Good


CH5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very slight soiling on the outside paper edges plus there is some very, very light creasing on the front cover plus there is some very light overall rubbing of the covers plus there are 2 dogeared pages. A memoir of the author's life during and shortly after World War II. The author's story is notable for her chance encounter with Adolph Hitler as well as her description of her family'sanxieties over the Nazi's behavior. 185p. View more info

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When We Were Colored

By: Taulbert, Clifton L.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Penguin Books: 1995

Book ID: SCW01230

ISBN: 0140244778

Condition: Very Good


BI3 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. Originally published as "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored" and the basis for the movie of the same name. A evocative story of life in the segregateed South. The author looks back at his "colored" childhood where, undaunted by the segregation, his aunts, uncles, cousing, neighbors and friends were loving, dignified and humorous examples to him. They instilled in him a deep sense of community, optimism and self-worth. I cannot reco... View more info

Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood

By: Toth, Susan A.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Little Brown & Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW07492

ISBN: 0316850764

Condition: Good


BZ2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in green paper covered boards quarter bound in textured tan paper with metallic green lettering and a graphic on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light edge wear along the bottom board edges plus there is some very, very light bumping at the top right corners plus there is some very light soiling on the outside paper edges plus the book is very, very slightly shelf cocked plus there is some tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back ... View more info

After the Madness

By: Wachtler, Sol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Random House: 1997

Book ID: SCW12691

Condition: Very Good


BX2 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected book in very good+ condition with no dust as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light blue and white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a small crease at the extreme top left corner of the back cover. The prison memoir of an American judge and the manic-depressive illness contributed to the bizarre scandal that put him behind bars. 349p. View more info

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The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Scribner: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW01105

ISBN: 0684814196

Condition: Very Good


BE6 - A hard cover first edition book in very good conditio. An as new, tight, clean, sound copy olive paper covered boards quarter bound in white cloth with gold lettering on the spine plus a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges and a small (0.125") section of edge wear at the bottom right corner that exposes the board. The dust jacket is in very good+ condition with only minor overall shelf wear. The fill title of this book is "The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult -- A Meditation of Life, Spirit, Art, and the Making of the Film The Color Purple Ten Years Later.... View more info

Beatrice Webb's Diaries 1924-1932

By: Webb, Beatrice

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1956

Edition: First UK Edition

Book ID: SCW11905

Condition: Good


BX6 - A hard cover first UK edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. The words FIRST PUBLISHED and the year appear on the copyright page with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some glue and paper residue as well as some scattered light surface damage on the front and back fixed endpapers form where the library mylar sleeve endflap was glued to the boards plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, embossing, and labels on the top and bottom outside pape... View more info

One Writer's Beginnings

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $2.25

Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, Gale Group: 1985

Edition: Large Print Edition

Book ID: SCW04275

ISBN: 0816139148

Condition: Very Good


BC6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library marks, stamps, lable, and pocket on the front endpaper, title page, copyright page, back endpaper, and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are taped down to the outside board surfaces. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear plus some sunning on the spine and front cover top edge plus the usual library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are taped down to the boards. A book in which one of America's foremost women of letters ... View more info

Letters to a Friend

By: White, T. H.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Berkley Books: 1984

Book ID: SCW11977

ISBN: 0425068161

Condition: Very Good


CA6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall shelf wear with yellowing of the paper plus there is some very light creasing along the front and back spine edges. Selected and edited by Francois Gallix. A collection of letters drawn from the thirty year correspondence of T. H. White. The letters were chosen to provide a well-rounded picture of one of the most noable fabulist writers of teh 20th century. The works of T. H. White, endnotes, indexed, 286p. View more info

Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Knopf Publishing Group, The: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW06292

ISBN: 0679407200

Condition: Good


CE2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. Stated first edition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine and gold lettering and graphics on the front with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, title page, and back endpaper plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in ... View more info

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Surviving Galeras

By: Williams, Stanley and Fen Montaigne

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW12062

ISBN: 0618031685

Condition: Very Good


BG4 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition. A sequence of numbers with the "1" present and with no additional printings indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured orange paper covered boards quarter bound in blue cloth with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and pictoral two-color endpapers with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. A memoir by the survivor of a volcanic disaster on January 14, 1993 that killed nine men, six from a team of scientists and three tourists, examini... View more info

From Then to Now

By: Witter, J. C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Newton, Kansas, USA, Mennonite Press, Inc.: 1985

Book ID: SCW08218

Condition: Good


CF4 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome blue illustrated light gray wraps with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light surface wrinkling on the spine plus there is some very, very light edge wear around the covers' edges. The story of the author's boyhood on the plains of western Kansas in the early 1900s and of his educational and personal experiences as a student, teacher, and school administrator. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 154p. View more info