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cover of Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of H.M.S. ‘Beagle’ Under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy, R. N.

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1890.
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cover of A River Runs Through It and Other Stories.

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories.

by Maclean, Norman

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Published
1976
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AU$2,661.66

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Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1976. First edition, first printing one of only 1,577 copies of Maclean's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Joel Snyder. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition. "[Maclean] would go to his grave secure in the knowledge that anyone who'd fished with a fly in… Read more
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cover of Marlborough: His Life and Times.

Marlborough: His Life and Times.

by Churchill, Winston S

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Published
1933-38
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AU$6,210.54

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London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1933-38. First editions of each volume of Churchill's important biography of his notable ancestor, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Octavo, 4 volumes, bound in full morocco by The Harcourt Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, signature to the front panel of each volume, gilt ruled to the front and rear… Read more
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cover of The Babe Ruth Story.

The Babe Ruth Story.

by Ruth, Babe

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Published
1948
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AU$887.22

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1948. First edition of Babe Ruth's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. The story of the greatest baseball player who ever lived, told in his own words, spans his life and includes the highs and lows, friendships, loves, and feuds, and career milestones… Read more
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cover of Where’s the Rest of Me? The Ronald Reagan Story.

Where’s the Rest of Me? The Ronald Reagan Story.

by Reagan, Ronald

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Published
1965
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AU$81.33

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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1965. First edition of Reagan's biography covering his years in Hollywood. Octavo, original black cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design Ned Glattauer. "Where's the rest of me" is Reagan’s famous line from the hit movie "King's Row". The release of his autobiography coincided with his run… Read more
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cover of The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.

by Obama, Barack

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Published
2006
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AU$1,404.77

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New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. First edition, early printing of Obama's second book. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Barack Obama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Deborah Feingold. The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull… Read more
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cover of Great Contemporaries.

Great Contemporaries.

by Churchill, Winston S

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Published
1937
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AU$22,180.50

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London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd, 1937. First edition of Churchill's classic work containing his biographies of George Bernard Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia, King George V, and Adolf Hitler among others. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 21 photographic plates. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, "To George Lloyd from Winston Churchill October… Read more
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cover of Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama.

Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama.

by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Published
1990
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AU$4,436.10

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New York: Harper Collins, 1990. First edition of The Dalai Lama's autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart. "Throughout his story, told with great humility, the Dalai Lama reveals his obligation both to address the time-honored spiritual… Read more
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cover of My Twenty Years of Racing.

My Twenty Years of Racing.

by Fangio, Juan Manuel; Foreword by Stirling Moss

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Published
1961
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AU$591.48

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London: Temple Press Limited, 1961. First edition of the racing legend's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Stirling Moss, who contributed the foreword. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Turner. In collaboration with Marcello Giambertone.
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cover of Beau Brummell.

Beau Brummell.

by Woolf, Virginia

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Published
1930
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New York: Rimington & Hooper, 1930. First published in the Nation & Athenaeum (September 28, 1929), Woolf's essay describes the life, habits and unfortunate end of Beau Brummel, early 19th-century arbiter of fashion. Designed and decorated with two color illustrations by W.A. Dwiggins and printed by William Edwin Rudge.
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cover of Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans.

Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans.

by Armstrong, Louis

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Published
1954
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New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1954. First edition, second printing of the autobiography of one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz, Louis "Pops" Armstrong. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the musician on the half-title page, "To Josh: The Old Dixie Jazz-hound from New Orleans!! Your friend, Louis Armstrong ("Satchmo")." The… Read more
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cover of Mark Twain’s Autobiography.

Mark Twain’s Autobiography.

by Twain, Mark. [Samuel L. Clemens]

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Published
1924
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AU$887.22

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First edition, early printing of Twain's famed autobiography. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Twain to each volume, top edge gilt. Introduction by Alfred Bigelow Paine. In near fine condition. A sharp example. Mark Twain's Autobiography constitutes a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part,… Read more
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cover of The Lyndon Johnson Story.

The Lyndon Johnson Story.

by Mooney, Booth. With a foreword by Lyndon B. Johnson

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Published
1956
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956. First edition of Booth Mooney's biography of Lyndon B. Johnson. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Lyndon B. Johnson on the front free endpaper, "For my friend Clay Coogins from his friend Lyndon B. Johnson." In near fine condition. In this intimate portrait of Senator Johnson, his… Read more
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cover of Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan.

Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan.

by Sheridan, Philip Henry

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Published
1888
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AU$1,256.90

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New York: Charles L. Webster & Co, 1888. General Philip Henry Sheridan was the most important Union cavalry commander of the Civil War, and ranks as one of America's greatest horse soldiers. From Corinth through Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, he made himself a reputation for courage and efficiency; after his defeat of J.E.B. Stuart's rebel cavalry, Grant named him… Read more
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cover of Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

by Obama, Barack

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Published
1995
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AU$12,125.34

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New York: Times Books/ Random House, 1995. First edition of this memoir by the 44th President of the United States. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Barack Obama on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robin Schiff. Jacket art by Steven Dana. Author photograph by Warren Browne.
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cover of My Life in Baseball: The True Record.

My Life in Baseball: The True Record.

by Cobb, Ty with Al Stump

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Published
1961
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AU$147.87

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Doubleday & Company, Inc: Amereon House, 1961. First edition of the baseball legend's autobiography. Octavo, original boards. Foreword by Douglas MacArthur. In fine condition. Nicknamed "the Georgia Peach", American baseball player Ty Cobb spent 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, the last six as the team's player-manager, and finished his career with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1936, Cobb received… Read more
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cover of The Waterloo Roll Call.

The Waterloo Roll Call.

by Dalton, Charles

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Published
1890
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AU$517.55

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London: William Clowes & Sons, Limited, 1890. First edition of Dalton's account of the decisive engagement of the Waterloo campaign and Napoleon's last. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, illustrated, tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece. In good condition. Bookplate. Ownership name. Rare. Waterloo was the decisive engagement of the Waterloo campaign and Napoleon's last.… Read more
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cover of Waterloo: The Downfall of the First Napoleon: A History of the Campaign of 1815.

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London: George Bell and Sons, 1904. Waterloo was the decisive engagement of the Waterloo campaign and Napoleon's last. According to Wellington, the battle was "the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life". Napoleon abdicated four days later, and coalition forces entered Paris on 7 July. The defeat at Waterloo ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French and… Read more
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cover of Quiet Strength.

Quiet Strength.

by Parks, Rosa with Gregory J. Reed

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Published
1994
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AU$1,774.44

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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994. First edition of this work by Rosa Parks. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Rosa Parks opposite the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. On June 15, 1999, Mrs. Rosa Parks was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor -- a tribute to the power of one solitary woman… Read more
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cover of Russell Baker’s Book of American Humor.

Russell Baker’s Book of American Humor.

by Baker, Russell. [William Safire]

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Published
1993
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AU$443.61

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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1993. Chosen by Russell Baker, whose own take on the human condition is unsolemn, the selections in his Book of American Humor are arranged thematically in sections including: Comical-Tragical Tales, Shameless Frivolity, and Looking Back. Some of the selections of authors include Abraham Lincoln, Groucho Marx, Benjamin Franklin, Fannie Flagg, E.B. White,… Read more
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