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    John Adams by McCullough, David

    751 pp.  "In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history. Like his masterly, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, David McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. It is both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, much of it drawn from an outstanding collection of Adams family letters and diaries. In particular, the more than one thousand surviving letters between John and Abigail Adams, nearly half of which have never been published, provide extraordinary access to their private lives and make it possible to know John Adams as no other major American of his founding era. As he has with stunning effect in his previous books, McCullough tells the story from within -- from the point of view of the amazing eighteenth century and of those who, caught up in events, had no sure way of knowing how things would turn out. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, the British spy Edward Bancroft, Madame Lafayette and Jefferson's Paris "interest" Maria Cosway, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, the scandalmonger James Callender, Sally Hemings, John Marshall, Talleyrand, and Aaron Burr all figure in this panoramic chronicle, as does, importantly, John Quincy Adams, the adored son whom Adams would live to see become President. Crucial to the story, as it was to history, is the relationship between Adams and Jefferson, born opposites -- one a Massachusetts farmer's son, the other a Virginia aristocrat and slaveholder, one short and stout, the other tall and spare. Adams embraced conflict; Jefferson avoided it. Adams had great humor; Jefferson, very little. But they were alike in their devotion to their country. At first they were ardent co-revolutionaries, then fellow diplomats and close friends. With the advent of the two political parties, they became archrivals, even enemies, in the intense struggle for the presidency in 1800, perhaps the most vicious election in history. Then, amazingly, they became friends again, and ultimately, incredibly, they died on the same day -- their day of days -- July 4, in the year 1826. Much about John Adams's life will come as a surprise to many readers. His courageous voyage on the frigate Boston in the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits that few would have dared and that few readers will ever forget. It is a life encompassing a huge arc -- Adams lived longer than any president. The story ranges from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI, from Spain to Amsterdam, from the Court of St. James's, where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation, to the raw, half-finished Capital by the Potomac, where Adams was the first President to occupy the White House. This is history on a grand scale -- a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived." Keywords: HISTORY BIOGRAPHY PRESIDENTS UNITED STATES AMERICA AMERICAN POLITICS GOVERNMENT BIOGRAPHICAL POLITICAL LEADERS JOHN ADAMS AMERICAN REVOLUTION REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1776 INDEPENDENCE BRITISH GREAT BRITAIN ENGLAND ENGLISH RULE KING COLONIES COLONIAL FOUNDING FATHERS THOMAS JEFFERSON GEORGE WASHINGTON BENJMAIN FRANKLIN JOHN JAY EDWARD BANCROFT MADAME LAFAYETTE PARIS MARIA COSWAY ALEXANDER HAMILTON JAMES MADISON JAMES CALLENDER SALLY HEMINGS JOHN MARSHALL TALLEYRAND AARON BURR JOHN QUINCY ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS VIRGINIA ARISTOCRAT SLAVEMASTER SLAVE MASTER GENTLEMAN PYRENEES BOSTON MASSACRE PHILADELPHIA VERSAILLES LOUIS XVI SPAIN AMSTERDAM COURT OF ST JAMES KING GEORGE III CAPITAL POTOMAC RIVER WHITE HOUSE Reprint. Ink name on front endpaper, stain on bottom of page edges. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Reprint. Good/Good.


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    BELOVED by MORRISON, Toni

    New York: Knopf, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Large 8vo. Gray cloth in printed dust jacket. Very good in like DJ. Light touches of sil to jacket; minimal wear at top of spine. Page edges a bit toned. Gift inscription to FFEP; else clean overall if mildly yellowed; binding sound. 275pp. First edition / printing of Morrison's best-known work.


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    Shred This Book! The Scandalous Cartoons of Doug Marlette (inscribed) by Marlette, Doug

    Atlanta: Peachtree, 1988 1st ed. INSCRIBED by author on title p. 159pp. illus. paperback oblong tall 8vo: Fine. A nice crisp copy of this book of political cartoons by then Atlanta Constitution editorial cartoonist Marlette (1949-2007), published in the year he won the Pulitzer Prize.


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    Seedtime of the Republic: The Origin of the American Tradition of Political Liberty by Rossiter, Clinton

    New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953. Stated first edition (first printing) of Rossiter's Bancroft Award-winning account of "the political ideas that guided and sustained the rise of liberty in Colonial and Revolutionary America." Section two profiles Thomas Hooker, Roger Williams, John Wise, Jonathan Mayhew, Richard Bland and Ben Franklin. Later reprinted in three paperback volumes. Hardcover, full blue cloth, silver titling. Light general wear, spine slightly faded, top edge faded; upper front cover corner lightly frayed; jacket lightly rubbed, spine faded. Text clean; xiv, [2], 558 pages, index, bibliographic notes.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 6½" by 9½".


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    The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals: An Introduction to Modern Structural Chemistry by Pauling, Linus

    Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1940. First printing of the revised second edition of this influential textbook, basis of Pauling's first Nobel Prize award. First published the previous year. 18th of the publisher's George Fisher Baker Non-Resident Lectureship in Chemistry series. Hardcover, full blue cloth blocked in black, gilt titling. Shows a little wear, corners bumped, minor scuffs to spine; ink name place & date on free endsheet, ink number on title page. Text clean; xvi, 450 pages + list of other titles in the series; indices, figures, tables.. Revised Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Octavo.


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    The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Book Near Fine with a previous owner's name on the front end paper and signs of gentle use at the extremities. In a Very Good dust jacket with some small chips and tears and a bit of overall soiling. The final work of fiction published in the author's lifetime, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and cited by the Nobel Prize Committee, "The Old Man and the Sea" cemented Hemingway's legacy as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century and would turn him into a household name. The story follows the tribulations of an aging and suddenly unlucky fisherman, Santiago, as he tries to catch a gigantic marlin in the Straits of Florida. Hemingway wanted to show the simple dignity and biblical nature of Santiago's trials - and succeeded mightily. The book was originally published in full in an issue of Life Magazine, which subsequently sold 5 million copies in less than a week. "No outbursts of spite or false theatricalism impede the smooth rush of its narrative. Within the sharp restrictions imposed by the very nature of his story Mr. Hemingway has written with sure skill. Here is the master technician once more at the top of his form, doing superbly what he can do better than anyone else." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket.


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    Das Glasperlenspiel [The Glass Bead Game] by Hesse, Hermann

    Zürich: Fretz & Wasmuth Verlag AG, 1943. Lovely set of the first edition of the Nobel Prize winning author's great work. Text in German.Two volume set; pale blue cloth blocked in black with gilt titling. Very light wear; near fine. Couple of tiny brown spots on each cover, top edges splotchy, with a small gouge on volume 2; jackets lightly edgeworn, spines a bit darkened. Small name/address embossment on each title page. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4¾" by 7½". Set.


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    The Executioner's Song (Signed First Edition) by Mailer, Norman

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page: "To --- --- / for his collection / Norman Mailer / Oct. '91." A presentable copy. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the superb television film about the life of Gary Gilmore, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti and Roseanne Arquette. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing to the front page edge. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with two short closed tears and accompanying crease to the crown, and light foxing to the verso.


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    Nothing at All by Gag, Wanda

    New York: Coward McCann, 1941. Story of Nothing-at-all, an invisble dog, his two brothers, and how he becomes visble with the aid of a well-read Jackdaw. Wonderful illustrations in orange, green & black. Caldecott Honor book, 1942. First edition - no additional printings listed. Good only - while the boards are only lightly worn & chipped, the fragile spine is faded, damaged, chipped, taped with non-archival tape; names on free endsheet. Inside clean & unmarked; 32 pages, most with a color illustration.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Wanda Ga'g. 9¾" by 6¾".


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    THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS OF ITALY (1906-2002) by Attura, Azar [preface by Anne Paolucci]

    [Smyrna]: [published for The Bagehot Council by Griffon House Publications] [2003]. Near Fine. 2003. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 1932107037 . First edition. 64 pages, illustrated. Near Fine or better copy. .


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    Early Autumn (Signed First Edition) by Bromfield, Louis

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on a pasted-down note to the front endpaper: "For Sydney Williams / With the very best of the author, who wishes he were here in the land of good wines / Louis Bromfield." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine in a moderately restored dust jacket that presents as Near Fine. Light foxing to some of the page edges, with the bottom two corners bumped. Jacket has professional restoration, largely at the spine and corners, with a few unobtrusive short closed tears at the extremities. Difficult to find in any jacket, let alone signed.


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    The Post Office Cat by Haley, Gail E

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. Clarence the cat leaves his overcatted farm and finds a place in overratted London. INSCRIBED by the author/illustrator on the title page. First American edition (first printing); simultaneously published in Great Britian; winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. Hardcover, full turquoise cloth, black titling & decoration. Light wear to book & jacket; light tanning to endsheets, publisher's price sticker on jacket flap. Text clean, 32 pages, color illustrations.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Gail E. Haley. 10¼" by 8¼".


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    Selected Poems by Milosz, Czeslaw

    New York: Continuum, 1981. Collection of the Polish author's poetry, reprinted after he won the nobel Prize in 1980. Introduction by Kenneth Rexroth. Black hardcover, gilt titling. Light wear to book; jacket shows minor edgewear, short tear. Text clean; 128 pages. . Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Small Octavo.


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    Reflections of a Physicist by Bridgman, Percy Williams

    New York: Philosophical Library, 1950. Non-technical (mostly) papers and addresses by the Nobel Prize-winner. First edition. Green hardcover, dark green titling. Light wear to book; edges tanned; jacket rubbed, chipped, couple of short tears, spine faded. Text clean (minor pencil underlining noted & erased, possibly some missed); xii, [2], 392 pages; index, note.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo.


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    Death of a Salesman (Signed First Edition) by Miller, Arthur

    New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First edition. Fine/Fine. Signed by the author on the first blank. Book Fine with a short price code stamped on the final blank, otherwise untouched. In a Fine dust jacket with bright, vibrant colors, including the spine fonts and only the most niggling wear at the crown. A book that is becoming extremely difficult to locate in Fine condition. Arthur Miller's 1949 play - one of the towering classics of the American stage. "Death of a Salesman" follows the trials of Willy Loman, the quintessential American tragic hero. The original production was directed by Elia Kazan, starred Lee J. Cobb, and ran for 742 performances. The role of Loman has also been played by such luminaries as George C. Scott, Brian Dennehy, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The play would win a Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Drama Circle Critics' Award, becoming the first play to win all three prizes. It would also be adapted into a 1951 film, directed by Stanley Roberts -- Fredric March would be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. "Arthur Miller has written a superb drama. From every point of view "Death of a Salesman," which was acted at the Morosco last evening, is a rich and memorable drama. It is so simple in style and so inevitable in theme that it scarcely seems like a thing that has been written and acted." (Brooks Atkinson in a Contemporary New York Times review). Fine in Fine dust jacket.


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    Through the ivory gate; a novel by Dove, Rita

    New York: Pantheon Books, 1992. Hardcover. 278p., first edition, unclipped dj, very good condition. Pulitzer Prize-winning African American poet/novelist.


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    MIDDLESEX by EUGENIDES, Jeffrey

    New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002. First edition. Wraps. Very Good +. 8vo. ADVANCE READER'S COPY (stated). Very good plus in wraps. Top edge fainly toned. Minor shelfwear. Else clean and sound throughout. Advance promotional issue of this Pulitzer-winning novel from the author of The Virgin Suicides. An epic tour-de-force.


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    The Late George Apley: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir (First Edition) by Marquand, John P

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Our research indicates that the alleged issue point is spurious, and that "Lovely Pearl," p. 19, line 1, appeared in the first edition, and the co-author of the reference book that first suggested otherwise has since confirmed same. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for both the 1944 Broadway play by Marquand and George S. Kaufman, the 1947 film directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, and the 1955-1957 television show starring Raymond Massey and Joanne Woodward. The typical vertical striations to pages, else a tight about Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has a few tiny chips at the extremities and light toning to the spine panel. An attractive copy.


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    FAMILY REUNION by ZIMMER, Paul

    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1983). Second printing. Wraps. Very good +. 8vo. Perfect-bound glossy wraps. Very good plus. INSCRIBED by Zimmer to title page. Light touch of soil to rear wrapper; mild curling to covers; else about fine. Clean and unmarred throughout. 85pp. Collection of poems by Zimmer, which won the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters' 1985 Award for Literature.


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    Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition) by Peterkin, Julia

    New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina. Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities.


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    The Reivers (Signed Limited Edition) by Faulkner, William

    New York: Random House, 1962. First Edition. First Edition. One of 500 copies (this being No. 379) SIGNED by the author. Faulkner's final novel, posthumous winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the 1969 film directed by Mark Rydell and starring Steve McQueen. An especially Fine copy with a bright, unfaded topstain, housed in a custom cloth covered slipcase. Lacking the original publisher's acetate dust jacket.


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    OPERATION SHYLOCK: A Confession by ROTH, Philip

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993). First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. Quarter blue cloth, paper covered boards with title label pasted to front. Special advance reader's copy from uncorrected proof. Light wear to upper spine cloth, else near fine. Without dust wrapper. 398pp. Lovely copy of this limited edition ARC. Winner of the 1994 PEN/Faulkner award for fiction, the first of three novels from Roth to earn the distinction.


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    $650.00

    Honey in the Horn (First Edition) by Davis, H.L

    New York: Harper and Brothers, 1935. First Edition. First Edition. Winner of both the 1935 Harper Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good, unclipped first state dust jacket. Book has light foxing to the boards and page edges, with toning to two pages where a laid-in newspaper clipping on the Pulitzer Prize win has aged. Rear flap detached from the fragile jacket, and front flap detached, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends. Still a clean, presentable copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box.


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    The Bridge of San Luis Rey (First UK Edition) by Wilder, Thornton

    London: Longman's, 1927. First UK Edition, first printing, preceding the US. Near Fine in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Minor shelfwear to the top front board and light foxing to the page edges. Jacket has a 1.5 inch chip to the top front panel and hinge. Spine is toned. Wilder's classic novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for three film versions, in 1929, 1944 and 2004.


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    The Color Purple (Signed First Edition) by Walker, Alice

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1982. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Walker's breakthrough novel, basis for the 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. A hint of foxing to the top page edges, with the top two corners lightly bumped. Jacket has a few short closed tears at the heel.


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