Hardcover. Berkeley CA, University of California Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 407 pages, b/w photos, biographical notes, notes bibliography, index. In her own day, Ana Pauker was named "The Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Time magazine. Today, when she is remembered at all, she is thought of as the puppet of Soviet communism in Romania, blindly enforcing the most brutal and repressive Stalinist regime. Robert Levy's new biography changes the picture dramatically, revealing a woman of remarkable strength, dominated by conflict and contradiction far more than by dogmatism. Telling the story of Pauker's youth in an increasingly anti-Semitic environment, her commitment to a revolutionary career, and her rise in the Romanian Communist movement, Levy makes no attempt to whitewash Pauker's life and actions, but rather explores every contour of the complicated persona he found expressed in masses of newly accessible archival documents.
Hardcover. New York, Vendome Press, 1st US, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 384 pages. Black & white illustrations. Clean, tight copy in an unclipped dust jacket. In this beautiful volume, the glorious life of the incomparable Coco Chanel shines again through hundreds of illustrations and the lively prose of Edmonde Charles-Roux, her official biographer and close friend.
Hardcover. London, George Routledge and Sons, Reprint, 1867, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two hardcover volumes. Translated by Thomas Johnes. 102 engravings. 3/4 blue leather & patterned paper on boards, Spine with gilt & raised bands. All edges gilt. Previous owner's name stamp on front end paper. Volume 1 - 640 pages. Light wear. Clean, unmarked text. Volume 2 - 552 pages. Light wear. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. Florence, Flor & Findel, 3rd, 1907, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 254 pages. Tipped in illustrations and photographs. Age discoloration to pages, beveled brown leather over covers with three bands on spine continued on front and back cover ending in flor de lis decoration. Rubbing all edges. front and rear hinge cracked.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1st, 1970, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, 272 pages. Hardcover. Red cloth cover with gilt titles. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket with tears, creasing along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., & Da Capo Press, reprint, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Biography of painter Gilbert Stuart. Contains 7 black/white illustrations; 6 are reproductions of Stuart's work, and one is a portrait of the artists himself. Very good condition; brown cloth with gilt lettering, corner of the back cover bumped. This edition is an unabridged republication of the first edition published in Cambridged, Massachusetts, in 1932. It is reprinted by arrangement with Harvard University Press.
Hardcover. Hartford, CT, American Publishing Company, 1st Edition, 1870, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 651 pages plus publisher's ads. Hardcover. Front and back hinges cracked, binding tight otherwise. Frontispieces with tissue guard. Tanning to edges. Pages clean with just a touch of tanning. Spine straight. Cover boards bound in black cloth, gilt title on spine and design on front cover board. Borders and decoration blind-stamped to front and back cover boards. Some agewear to boards: fraying/chipping at top and bottom of spine and corners, rubbing. "Being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with descriptions of countries, nations, incidents and adventures, as they appeared to the author." Perfect for any collector's bookshelf.
Hardcover. Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press, reprint, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket. Biography and critical analysis of American painter and portraitist Mather Brown. 297 pages illustrated with 9 full-color plates and 160 other black/white reproductions of paintings. Book is in near fine condition, very slight bumping at the ends of the spine. Dust jacket shows some rubbing and edge wear.
Hardcover. Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum/Prestel-Verlag, 1st US, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 482 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. illustrated throughout with 297 plates in full color and black & white. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 255 pages. Hardcover. Full color and black & white illustrations. Remainder marks on top edge at spine. Light wear. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc., 2nd Printing, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 448 pages. Illustrated with 16 pages of black & white photographs. Dust jacket with wear and darkening along top edge. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Baltimore MD, Johns Hopkins University Press , 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 219 pages, endpapers map. Describes Jefferson's European journeys during his time as minister to the court of Louis XVI between 1784 and 1789, and explores the significance of his travels to American culture. Illustrated with some 60 b&w images from the period, and drawing on Jefferson's account books and correspondence, shows how his experiences shaped his intellectual and aesthetic development. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 1956, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 178 pages. Dust jacket slightly worn and with short tears. Some foxing on endpages, top edge stained red.