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  • 100 years of heritage: The work of the Manx Museum and National Trust [Import]
  • The Times We Had : Life with William Randolph Hearst by Marion Davies, ed by Pamela Pfau and Kenneth S Marx, with an introduction by Orson Welles.  Ballantine Books, New York, 1975. Paperback, 370 pages
    • Marion Davies recorded her memoirs in several taped interviews starting in 1951, the same year Hearst died.  They were withheld from publication for twenty-four years!  She thought perhaps she had revealed a little too much.
    • I picked up my copy at a flea market just because I was more interested in what Orson Welles had to say, and what perhaps Marion had to say about him.  But I was stunned... stunned! to find that this book, unlike most of this size is chock-a-block full of pictures.  Not just of Marion and Hearst but of all sorts of famous movie stars, and other celebrities.  There are easily a hundred photographs scattered through the 370 pages.
    • Buy a copy at Amazon right now.  If you like reading lots of intimate first-hand notes about movie stars, and wealthy society people, especially of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, this is your book.  Marion and "W.R." knew them all.
  • The New Revelation by Arthur Conan Doyle. George H Doran : New York. 1918. Hardcover. 122 pages.
    • Condition: No dj, as issued.  Spine is darkened with a worn-or-discolored spot on spine about the shape of a thumbprint, top edge is darkened and bottom edge has a small stain.  All pages crisp and tight with no yellowing, no marks, no internal damage.  Overall a very good copy for being ninety years old.  This was the original U.S. printing of this title, with the U.K. printing done by Hodder & Stoughton.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle, famous for the creation of Sherlock Holmes, was also later in life, a believer in spiritualism.  This book auto-biographically describes his initial doubt, and the detailed circumstances that led to his belief.  He then expounds on the belief system in some detail.  You can read the entire book online by clicking this link.  Then buy my copy!
    • Price:$9.00 plus $3.50 shipping by media mail inside continental US.
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  • The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 8th Edition, copyright 1991. Everton Publishers, Logan, Utah. Hardcover. 326 pages, supplemented by an additional 56 maps. (Everton Publishers is George B Everton Jr and Louise Mathews Everton)

  • Prose and Poetry of America, Julian Maline and Frederick Manion. L.W. Singer Company, Syracuse, NY. (1956 2nd ed.) Hardcover. 704 pages

  • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, by Laurence Sterne, edited by Ian Watt. Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Editions. Boston (1965). Paperback. 515 pages
    • Condition: Moderate shelf wear, small old price label corner of front cover, light creasing to back cover.
    • Price: $5.75 US dollars plus $4.50 shipping by media mail inside continental US.
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  • Around the World in 2,000 Pictures, Edited by A. Milton Runyon and Vilma F. Bergane. 20 Full-Page Maps by Rafael Palacios. Doubleday & Company, New York. 1956. Hardcover. 384 pages