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1 Anonymous (Teresa, Contessa Guicioli) My Recollections of Lord Byron; and Those of Eye-Witnesses of His Life
New York Harper & Bros 1869 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1869. Byron's private life was scandalous and very public! The Contessa Teresa was his mistress for several years during the writing, appropriately, of Don Juan. Late in her life she set the record straight with this memoir, which is quite uncommon, as was her love. She first wrote and published in French; this is the first English translation, and the publisher names her. So much for anonymity. A Very Good copy, originally with a purple cloth binding, now faded to a tan on the spine and margins of the covers. Gilt lettering on the spine is still bright. Clean text; 670 pages, plus 2 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Minor rubbing, mainly confined to the head and foot of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Cust, Robert H. Hobart The Life of Benvenuto Cellini (2 Volumes)
London Navarre Society Limited 1935 First Printing. Hardcover Very Good Good 
London: Navarre Society Limited, 1935. Cust (1861-1940) wrote extensively on art; this is one of his major works. Originally published in 1910, this is a First Edition Thus issued by the Navarre Society, known for their reprints of classics in fine bindings. Navarre first published their edition in 1927, but this incorporates new material by the author.Two Volumes, 390 pages and 533 pages (indexed). Very Good copies, in blue cloth, blindstamped, with gilt lettering and decorations. This binding appears to mimic the 1910 edition from Bell, but with a different design on the spine. Many illustrations. Lightly bumped, edges dusty (two are deckled), moderately-well foxed throughout. The blue dustwrappers are complete and have done their duty, showing some wrinkling and chipping. The spines are darkened to an olive green. Wrappers are in archival plastic protectors. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Privately Printed. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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3 Ferris, Paul Dylan Thomas. The Biography
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint 2000 1582430756 / 9781582430751 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2000. New edition of biography of the Welsh poet. Fine in DJ (As New condition). Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Froude, James Anthony Reminiscences. By Thomas Carlyle
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1881 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. The Scottish philosopher and satirist (1795-1881) entrusted his friend and disciple Froude (1818-1894) with material only to be published after his death. Froude's work kicked over a hornet's nest, only one of several public disputes that the polemical historian had. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (perhaps! Harper also published it in that year, and one or the other might be a pirate). Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and a facsimile signature on the front cover. Clean text; 536 pages, with four pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Contemporary bookplate on the front paste-down. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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5 Huston, John An Open Book
New York Knopf 1980 0394404653 / 9780394404653 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Knopf, 1980. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Gray cloth paper-covered boards with linen spine, gilt lettering. Mild fade at the margins. Clean text; 389 pages, indexed. The dustjacket has been clipped, and shows some edgewear; several small chips and closed tears. In a protective plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 King, Dean Patrick O'Brian [A Life Revealed]
New York Henry Holt 2000 0805059768 / 9780805059762 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 2000. The first biography of the famed author of the Aubry-Maturin naval series. Fine copy in unclipped Fine DJ; plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Kroeber, Theodora Alfred Kroeber, A Personal Configuration
Berkeley University of California 1970 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Berkeley: University of California, 1970. Biography of the famed anthropologist by his equally famous wife. Fine copy. Clipped DJ has some light wear at the edges. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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