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Image for Salvador Dalí: Diary of a Genius [Dali]

Salvador Dalí: Diary of a Genius [Dali]

By: Dalí, Salvador; Richard Howard, translator; Michel Déon, notes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice Hall Press: 1965

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2860

ISBN: 0132099411

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, 18.5 by 23.2 cm, ix 229 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps and corners, and a tiny remainder mark on the bottom edge – appears unread. A diary of Dalí’s life between 1952 and 1963, written at his home on Port Light in the south of Spain. “episodic, dreamy, and self-obsessed, it reflects all sides of his protean character, illuminating anything that fixed his attention.” View more info

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Robert Kennedy: The Final Years

By: Dooley, Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin’s Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2104

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth with gilt spine titles, dust jacket, 16 b6 24 cm, 191 pp. Near fine hardcover in like jacket – appears unread. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Somehow Form a Family: Stories that Are Mostly True - Signed 1st

By: Earley, Tony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Algonquin Books: 2001

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2136

Condition: Fine


Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books, 2001. First printing. Fine/fine. Hardcover in dust jacket, xviii 172 pp. An unread copy, fine in a fine jacket. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Life with Picasso [Signed by Gilot]

By: Gilot, Françoise; Carlton Lake

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London/Toronto, McGraw-Hill, Inc.: 1964

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2850

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, brown cloth over black cloth spine with white spine titles, 16 by 23.3 cm, 341 [1] pp. plus a 31-page center-section of photos. Hardcover is very good with some tiny smudges on the fore-edge of the textblock and a some faint drip marks on the top edge (see image). The jacket is very good with some light yellowing, a 2 cm tear on the bottom edge of the front panel, and a small damp stain on the top edge of the rear panel. Boldly signed by Gil... View more info

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Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos [Signed First]

By: Hardy, Ed; Joel Selvin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press): 2013

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2954

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with red spine titles, 16 by 24.1 cm, illus. endpapers, 293 pp. plus 16-pages of color and black and white photos. Near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear – appears unread. Signed by Hardy on the half-title page, and dated in the year of publication. While he may be best known today for his eponymous line of T-shirts, cigarette lighters, shot glasses, and anything else that could be emblazoned with his designs—a mercha... View more info

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A Little Journey to the Home of Elbert Hubbard - Little Journeys

By: Hargrave, Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Mateo, Grove of the Turning Leaves: 1974

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1279

Condition: Near Fine


Hargrave, Arthur. A Little Journey to the Home of Elbert Hubbard. San Mateo County, California: The Grove of the Turning Leaves, 1974, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is number 274 (printed and bound by the Recorder-Sunset Press, San Francisco). Staple-bound, card wraps, 14.9 by 20.6 cm, 18 pp. Near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear. Meant to mimic Hubbard’s famous Little Journeys series, it states: “The LITTLE JOURNEYS booklets became ... View more info

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The Last Years of Louis XV

By: Imbert de Saint-Amand

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Club of Odd Volumes: 1893

Edition: First edition thus

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 44

Condition: Good


Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, 1893. First edition thus. Good. Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, 1893. First edition thus. Good. The Last Years of Louis XV, translated from the French of Imbert de Saint-Amand, The Club of Odd Volumes (Boston), 1893. A limited edition of 150 copies printed on Hollans Hand-made Paper, of which this is copy number 13. SIGNED on the limitation page by Zachary T. Hollingsworth who was the chairman of the Club of Odd Volumes during 1892-1893. H... View more info

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Alaskan Adventure - Signed with Drawing

By: Jackson, Eleanor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mountain View, CA/Oshawa, Ontario, Pacific Press Publishing Association: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author with an illustration.

Seller ID: 2743

Condition: Fair


Wraps, 13.3 by 20.2 cm, 78 pp. Fair with edge and cover wear, creases on the back cover, and yellowed pages. There is a 1 cm fore-edge tear on the front cover with an old glue repair. This title has become a classic in Christian missionary works. This particular copy has a lovely color pencil sketch of a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, signed by the author, facing the title page. View more info

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Born to Wander: Autobiography of John Ball, 1794-1884

By: John Ball, Kate Ball Powers, Flora Ball Hopkins, Lucy Ball

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Detroit, Wayne State University Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 181

ISBN: 0961770848

Condition: New


Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994. Reprint. Hardcover. New/new. New, unread copy -- still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap. No writing, names, or bookplate. (case) Dust jacket present. View more info

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In Almost Every Picture

By: Kessels, Erik, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, KesselsKramer Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2930

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, 15.5 by 20 cm, [144] pp. An unread, near fine copy but for a bump at the head of the spine. A most unusual memoir in which one woman saved her passport images – many taken in photobooths – from 1926 to 1978. We see her age, mature through World War II, Vietnam, the Kennedy assassination, the Moon landings, and the Cold War, though her intense stare and crisp smile remain the same, nearly forming a flip-book of her life. A brief, one-page essay follows the ... View more info

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The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

By: O’Connor, Anne-Marie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2910

ISBN: 0307265641

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, cream-colored paper over cream cloth spine with gilt spine titles, 16.5 by 24.2 cm, xviii 349 pp. Fine in fine jacket. From the front flap: “The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century... View more info

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Cory: Corazon Aquino and the Philippines

By: Siegel, Beatrice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Lodestar Books (E.P. Dutton): 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2645

Condition: Very Good


Siegel, Beatrice. Cory: Corazon Aquino and the Philippines. New York: Lodestar Books (E.P. Dutton), 1988, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with black spine titles, 16 by 23.5 cm, ix [i] 118 pp., illus. with black and white photos, errata slip laid in. Very good with light bumping at the extremities, a name and date in pen on the ffep, and a small remainder mark on the bottom edge; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and a few small wrink... View more info

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Midas of the Rockies

By: Water, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [Denver], The University of Denver Press: 1949

Edition: “Stratton Centennial Edition"

Seller ID: 2656

Condition: Very Good


Water, Frank. Midas of the Rockies. [Denver]: The University of Denver Press, 1949, “Stratton Centennial Edition.” Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 15 by 22.2 cm, map endpapers, frontis portrait, 347 pp., 10 illus. Very good with light shelf wear at the extremities, glue staining on the endpapers, and someone’s signature on the half-title page; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and evidence of a price label rem... View more info

Image for George Washington: The Human Being & The Hero, 1732-1762 with the bookplate of Anita Loos by Frank Wald

George Washington: The Human Being & The Hero, 1732-1762 with the bookplate of Anita Loos by Frank Wald

By: [Anita Loos, Frank Wald] Hughes, Rupert

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1926

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2834

Condition: Fair


Blue cloth with gilt spine titles and a blind-stamped silhouette of George Washington on the front cover, 15 by 22.5 cm, frontis, ix 579 pp., 17 illus. Fair with edge wear, staining on the boards, and wear and small tears to the spine ends; the front hinge is partially torn, and the rear hinge is nearly disconnected. Signed by the author on the ffep. This copy has the wonderful bookplate of Anita Loos on the front pastedown. Best known for her book Gentlemen Prefer B... View more info