My Home Library

When I was in high school, I wished to have my own private library where I could just pick up a book from the shelves and read it at any time I wanted to. I even had my father add it to his architectural plan when he was building our home in Manila. That obsession grew stronger as I got older. When I moved to the United States in 1967, I began buying books and slowly but surely began to build my own book collection. I started with the classics. My first purchase was The Good Earth by Pearl Buck from the International Collectors Library, where I bought a few books. Then I joined the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. I also bought accounting and finance books, cookbooks, gardening books, and memoirs. By the time I got married in 1970, my book collection had grown tremendously. The best part of it was that I got married to someone who had a huge book collection of his own plus some inherited from his parents – civil war books, World War I books, sportsmen’s books, and much more. My most expensive books came from the Easton Press.

Today, my library is about 3,000 volumes, give or take a few. My home is packed with books everywhere – downstairs, upstairs, on the hallways, in the kitchen, where my cookbooks are, and on the coffee tables and side tables. I have books with multiple editions. I haven’t stopped buying books. Since I could not go anywhere on vacation for a while because my husband had to have dialysis every day, I immersed myself in books during my free time. I have several bookcases around the house. There is nothing on the floor yet. Give me time. I should call my home, “The Library”. My son jokingly said, “I should donate my book to the local library, and they will certainly build a whole wing just for my books.”

I decided to list my books here as I take inventory of them. It might take me a while to list them all, but I plan to list them all here. I will start downstairs from the back door , moving towards the front and then go on upstairs.

DOWNSTAIRS

Credenza by the Back Door:

  1. Phantoms of the Hudson Valley – Monica Randall
  2. The Healing Garden – Gay Search
  3. The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement – Greystone Press
  4. Italian Masters Lent by the Royal Italian Government – The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1940
  5. Perennial All Stars – Jeff Cox
  6. Japanese Flower Arrangement Notebook – Patricia Kroh
  7. Roses of Yesterday – Dorothy Stemler
  8. Floral Style, The Art of Arranging Flowers – Lefferts Kelsey
  9. Beautiful American Rose Gardens – Mary Tonetti Dorra
  10. The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll – Richard Bisgrove
  11. Landscape with Roses – Jeff Cox
  12. The Book of Classic Old Roses – Trevor Griffiths
  13. The Guide to Old Roses – The Antique Emporium
  14. All About Roses – Ortho Books
  15. Ortho’s All About Roses
  16. Complete Guide to Flower Gardening – Better Homes and Gardens
  17. Flower Arrangements to Copy – Tat Shinno

 

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Glass-encased bookcase:

           

Top Shelf

 

  1. Irving’s Work – Mahomet 1 Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  2. Irving’s Work – Mahomet 2 Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  3. Irving’s Work – Columbus 1 Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  4. Irving’s Work – Columbus 3 Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  5. Irving’s Work – Sketch-Book Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  6. Irving’s Work – Goldsmith Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  7. Irving’s Work – Captain Bonneville Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  8. Irving’s Work – Life of Washington 3 Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  9. Irving’s Work – Life of Washington 5 Geoffrey Crayon Edition – G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY
  10. The Military Novels – Tom Burke I – Charles Lever
  11. The Military Novels – Tom Burke II – Charles Lever
  12. The Military Novels – Arthur O’Leary – Charles Lever
  13. The Military Novels – Jack Hinton I – Charles Lever
  14. The Military Novels – Jack Hinton II – Charles Lever
  15. The Military Novels – Harry Lorrequer I – Charles Lever
  16. The Military Novels – Harry Lorrequer II – Charles Lever
  17. The Military Novels – Charles O’Malley I – Charles Lever
  18. The Military Novels – Charles O’Malley II – Charles Lever
  19. The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry – George Braziller

Second Shelf

  1. Across the River and Into the Trees – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  2. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  3. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  4. By-Line Ernest Hemingway – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  5. Death in the Afternoon – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  6. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  7. Green Hills of Africa – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  8. In Our Time – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  9. Islands in The Stream – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  10. Men Without Women – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  11. The Fifth Column – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  12. The Dangerous Summer – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  13. The Garden of Eden – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  14. The Old Man and The Sea -Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  15. The Snows of Kilimanjaro – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  16. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  17. The Torrents of Spring – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  18. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingwa – Easton Press Edition
  19. True at First Light – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  20. Winner Take Nothing – Ernest Hemingway – Easton Press Edition
  21. The Stately Homes of Britain – Sibylla Jane Flower
  22. Downton Abbey A Celebration – Jessica Fellowes
  23. Chronicles of Downton Abbey – Jessica Fellowes & Matthew Sturgis
  24. Dreams (Tiny Book)
  25. Love (Tiny Book)
  26. Kobbe’s Complete Opera Book – Edited & Revised by The Earl of Harewood- 1950
  27. The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

Third Shelf

  1. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – A – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  2. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – B – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  3. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – C – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  4. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – DE – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  5. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – F – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  6. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – G- 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  7. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – HI- 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  8. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – JKL – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  9. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – M – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  10. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – NO – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  11. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – PQ – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  12. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – R – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  13. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – S – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  14. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – TUV – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  15. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – XYZ – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  16. Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia – Study Guide – 1931 Edition – F.E. Compton & Co
  17. To America – Personal Reflections of an Historian – Stephen E. Ambrose – Easton Press
  18. Plato Selected Dialogues – The Translation of Benjamin Jowett – The Franklin Library
  19. Complete Works – Edgar Allan Poe
  20. Gone with The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  21. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  22. The History of the Rebellion I – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  23. The History of the Rebellion II – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  24. The History of the Rebellion III – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  25. The History of the Rebellion IV – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  26. The History of the Rebellion V – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  27. The History of the Rebellion VI – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  28. The History of the Rebellion VII – Edward Earl of Clarendon
  29. The History of the Rebellion VIII – Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon I
  30. The History of the Rebellion IX – Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon II
  31. Treasury of World Masterpieces – Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Emma
  32. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  33. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  34. The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Just So Stories, Puck of Pook’s Hill, Stalky & Co., Kim – Rudyard Kipling
  35. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table – Edited by Sidney Lanier
  36. The Adventures of Robin Hood – Paul Creswick – Reader’s Digest
  37. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  38. Green Mansions – W. H. Hudson
  39. Don Quixote – Cervantes
  40. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  41. The Making of the President 1960 – Theodore H. White
  42. Miracle at Philadelphia – Catherine Drinker Bowen

Bottom Shelf

  1. Botanica’s Roses – The Encyclopedia of Roses
  2. Holy Bible 1847
  3. The Popes – A Papal History – J.V. Bartlett
  4. The Quest for the Black Rose – Anne Sophie Rondeau & Ingrid Verdegem
  5. Britannica Atlas – Helen Hemingway Brenton, Publisher
  6. The Roses – The Complete Plates – Pierre-Joseph Redoute
  7. The Papacy – Paul Johnson
  8. S. Achievement Academy 1990 National Awards Vol. 60
  9. S. Achievement Academy 1991 National Awards Vol. 62

 

On Top of the Bookcase:

  1. America The Beautiful – Reader’s Digest
  2. The White House and Its Thirty-Two Families – Amy LaFollette Jensen
  3. Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall – Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen
  4. Castles in Wales – Forward by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
  5. Royal Gardens – Roy Strong
  6. The Natural Shade Garden – Ken Druse
  7. Growing & Displaying roses – John Mattock, Jane Newdick, Neil Sutherland
  8. The Book of Roses – Sylvie Girard-Lagorce
  9. A Heritage of Roses – Hazel Le Rougetel
  10. Atlas of America, Our Nation in Maps, Facts, and Pictures – Reader’s Digest
  11. Long Island – Our Story – Newsday
  12. The Palladian Ideal – Joseph Rykwert & Roberto Schezen
  13. Lowcountry Scenes – Jon Wongrey
  14. Empress of the Garden – G. Michael Shoup

Books on the Secretary Bookcase:

 

Top Shelf

  1. The Alexandria Quartet – Clea by Lawrence Durrell
  2. The Alexandria Quartet – Mountolive by Lawrence Durrell
  3. The Alexandria Quartet – Balthazar by Lawrence Durrell
  4. The Alexandria Quartet – Justine by Lawrence Durrell
  5. The New Golden Treasury by Ernest Rhys
  6. Percys Reliques of Ancient English Poetry Vol 1
  7. Percys Reliques of Ancient English Poetry Vol 2
  8. Paradise Lost by John Milton – H.M. Caldwell Co., Publishers, NY
  9. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne – Everyman’s Library
  10. The Warden by Anthony Trollope – Everyman’s Library
  11. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope – Everyman’s Library
  12. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope Vol 1 – Everyman’s Library
  13. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope Vol 2 – Everyman’s Library
  14. Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle  – Harper & Brothers, NY
  15. The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci by Bernard Guilbert Guerney – The Modern Library, NY
  16. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Hamlet, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY 1880
  17. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY 1879
  18. Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY 1880
  19. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Macbeth, Edited by William J. Rolfe, American Book Co., NY
  20. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Coriolanus, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY 1882
  21. Shakespeare’s Comedy of the Tempest, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY, 1879
  22. Shakespeare’s King Henry the Eight, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY, 1880 , signed by Gustave Kobbe
  23. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Othello, Edited by William J. Rolfe, Harper & Brothers, Publishers, NY, 1879
  24. Marian Grey by Mary J Holmes – J.H. Sears & Co, Inc. NY 1923
  25. Black Rock by Ralph Connor – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  26. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  27. In His Step by Charles M. Sheldon – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  28. Robinson Crusoe by Defoe – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  29. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY
  30. Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories by A. Conan Doyle – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  31. Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc., NY 1923
  32. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  33. Under Two Flags by Ouida – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  34. Under Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  35. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. NY 1923
  36. Green Mansions by W.H. Hudson – The Modern Library NY 1916

Second Top Shelf

 

  1. Source Records of the Great War Volume 1 Causes Baccarat Edition Copy #964 registered to Lt. Robert W Morgan, 305th Infantry, U.S. Army
  2. Source Records of the Great War Volume II A.D. 1914
  3. Source Records of the Great War Volume III A.D. 1915
  4. Source Records of the Great War Volume IV A.D. 1916
  5. Source Records of the Great War Volume V A.D. 1917
  6. Source Records of the Great War Volume VI A.D. 1918
  7. Source Records of the Great War Volume VII A.D. 1919
  8. The Outline of History by H.G. Wells – Vol I – The MacMillan Company, NY 1920
  9. The Outline of History by H.G. Wells – Vol II – The MacMillan Company, NY 1920
  10. E. Lee byDouglas Southall Freeman, Vol. 1 – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1951
  11. E. Lee byDouglas Southall Freeman, Vol. 2 – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1951
  12. E. Lee byDouglas Southall Freeman, Vol. 3 – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1951
  13. E. Lee byDouglas Southall Freeman, Vol. 4 – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1951
  14. Seven Pillars of Wisdon by T.E. Lawrence – Doubleday, Doran & Co., Garden City, NY 1936

 

Lower Shelf

 

  1. Foreign Relations of the United States – 1885
  2. Foreign Relations of the United States – 1886
  3. Foreign Relations of the United States – 1887
  4. Foreign Relations of the United States – 1888 Part 1
  5. Foreign Relations of the United States – 1890
  6. Foreign Relations of the United States – 1891
  7. The Civil War A Narrative – Fredericksburg to Meridian – Shelby Foote
  8. The Civil War A Narrative – Red River to Appomattox – Shelby Foote
  9. The Civil War A Narrative – Red River to Appomattox – Shelby Foote Paperback
  10. North and South – John Jakes
  11. Abraham Lincoln – The Prairie Years and the War Years – Carl Sandburg
  12. Lee’s Lieutenants by Douglas Southall Freeman Vol. I – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1944
  13. Lee’s Lieutenants by Douglas Southall Freeman Vol. II – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1944
  14. Lee’s Lieutenants by Douglas Southall Freeman Vol. III – Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY 1944

Bookcase next to the living room window:

Top Shelf:

  1. A History of the English Speaking People – Vol. 1 The Birth of Britain – Winston Churchill
  2. A History of the English Speaking People – Vol. 2 The New World – Winston Churchill
  3. A History of the English Speaking People – Vol. 3 The Age of Revolution – Winston Churchill
  4. A History of the English Speaking People – Vol. 4 The Great Democracies – Winston Churchill
  5. Queen Victoria – Cecil Woodham-Smith
  6. Elizabeth The Great – Elizabeth Jenkins
  7. A Royal History of England – The Middle Ages – Antonia Fraser
  8. A Royal History of England – The Wars of the Roses – Antonia Fraser
  9. A Royal History of England – The Tudors – Antonia Fraser
  10. A Royal History of England – The Stuarts – Antonia Fraser
  11. A Royal History of England – The House of Hanover – Antonia Fraser
  12. A Royal History of England – The House of Windsor – Antonia Fraser
  13. The Second World War – The Gathering Storm – Winston Churchill 1948
  14. The Second World War – Their Finest Hour – Winston Churchill 1949
  15. The Second World War – The Grand Alliance – Winston Churchill Jan. 1950
  16. The Second World War – The Hinge of Fate – Winston Churchill Sept 1950
  17. The Second World War – Closing the Ring Winston Churchill 1951
  18. The Second World War – Triumph and Tragedy – Winston Churchill 1953
  19. Napoleon – Emil Ludwig 1926
  20. Bismarck – Emil Ludwig 1928

 

Second Shelf:

  1. Fall of Giants – Ken Follett
  2. Winter of the World – Ken Follett
  3. Edge of Eternity – Ken Follett
  4. World Without End – Ken Follett
  5. The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
  6. New York by Edward Rutherfurd – Douubleday 2009
  7. London by Edward Rutherfurd – Crown Publishers Inc. NY 1997
  8. Paris by Edward Rutherfurd – Doubleday 2013
  9. The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd – Crown Publishers NY 2000
  10. Tai-Pan by James Clavell
  11. The Rebels of Ireland – Edward Rutherford
  12. The Princes of Ireland – Edward Rutherford
  13. Thames by Peter Ackroyd – Doubleday 2007
  14. Before Versailles – Karleen Koen
  15. The Renaissance in Italy – Jacob Burckhardt
  16. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  17. Majesty – Elizabeth II and The House of Windsor – Robert Lacey

 

Third Shelf:

  1. The American Revolution Vol I Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  2. The American Revolution Vol I Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  3. The American Revolution Vol II Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  4. The American Revolution Vol II Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  5. The American Revolution Vol III Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  6. The American Revolution Vol III Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  7. The American Revolution Vol IV Part I – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  8. The American Revolution Vol IV Part II – Sir George O. Trevelyan
  9. Three Greek Plays – Edith Hamilton
  10. Omar Khayyam – Edward Fitzgerald
  11. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Charles Maurice Talleyrand I – Versailles Edition
  12. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Charles Maurice Talleyrand II – Versailles Edition
  13. Courtiers & Favourties of Royalty – Henry IV – Versailles Edition
  14. Courtiers & Favourties of Royalty – Joseph Fouche I – Versailles Edition
  15. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Joseph Fouche II – Versailles Edition
  16. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madame D’Epinay I – Versailles Edition
  17. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madame D’Epinay II – Versailles Edition
  18. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madame D’Epinay III – Versailles Edition

 

Fourth Shelf:

  1. The Travel Diary of a Philosopher Volume One – Count Hermann Keyserling
  2. The Travel Diary of a Philosopher Volume Two – Count Hermann Kerserling
  3. Harold Nicolson Diaries and Letters 1930-1939 – Nigel Nicolson
  4. Harold Nicolson The War Years 1939-1945 – Nigel Nicolson
  5. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Volume 1
  6. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Volume 2
  7. Undaunted Courage – Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West – Stephen E. Ambrose
  8. A Thousand Days – John F. Kennedy In the White House – Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
  9. The Glitter and The Gold – Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
  10. Don’t Fall off the Mountain – Shirley MacLaine
  11. The Bouviers – Portrait of an American Family – John H. Davis
  12. Times to Remember – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  13. The Richest Woman in America -Hetty Green in the Gilded Age – Janet Wallach
  14. Life of the Party – The Biography of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman – Christopher Ogden
  15. Talking Straight – Lee Iacocca
  16. Iacocca – An Autobiography – Lee Iacocca with William Novak
  17. House of Dreams – the Bingham Family of Louisville – Marie Brenner
  18. Managing – Harold Geneen
  19. Father Son & Co. – My Life at AIB and Beyond – Thomas J. Watson Jr. and Peter Petre

 

Fifth Shelf:

  1. Trump – The Art of the Deal – Donald J. Trump with Tony Schwartz
  2. Donald J. Trump – A President Like No Other – Conrad Black
  3. The War Lovers – Evan Thomas
  4. The War Lovers – Evan Thomas
  5. Honor in the Dust – Gregg Jones
  6. Edith Kermit Roosevelt – Sylvia Jukes Morris
  7. Colonel Roosevelt – Edmund Morris
  8. Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to his Children
  9. Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin – Gerard Helferich
  10. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – Edmund Morris
  11. Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States – Arranged by Daniel Ruddy
  12. The Bully Pulplit – Doris Kearns Goodwin
  13. Rough Riders Theodore Roosevelt – Mark Lee GardnerThe Rough Riders Illustrated Edition – Theodore Roosevelt
  14. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 15
  15. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 16
  16. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 17
  17. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 18
  18. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 19

 

Bottom Shelf

  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 1
  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 2
  3. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 3
  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 4
  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 5
  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 6
  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 7
  8. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 8
  9. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 9
  10. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 10
  11. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 11
  12. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 12
  13. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 13
  14. Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 14
  15. The 2000 Philippines Yearbook – Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
  16. The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
  17. Encyclopaedia Britannica 1976 Book of the Year
  18. Britannica 1973 Yearbook of Science and the Future

On Top of the Bookscase

  1. Social Register 1991
  2. Social Register Summer 1991
  3. Social Register 1992

Bookcase on the Living Room left side facing the Kitchen:

Top Shelf:

  1. New Arabian Nights The Dynamiter – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. The Wrong Box The Ebb Tide Island Nights Entertainment – Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. Master of Ballantrae Weir of Hermiston Poems – Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. Inland Voyage Travels Amateur Emigrant Silverado Squatters – Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. Virginibus Puerisque Memories and Portraits Men and Books – Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. Kidnapped David Balfour – Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. Treasure Island The Black Arrow – Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. St Ives The Misadventures of John Nicholson Story of a Lie Body-Snatcher – Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. Merry Men Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Prince Otto – Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The Wrecker – Robert Louis Stevenson
  11. Little Dorrit Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  12. Little Dorrit Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  13. Martin Chuzzlewit Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  14. Martin Chuzzlewit Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  15. Dombey and Son Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  16. Dombey and Son Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  17. Pickwick Papers Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  18. Dickens’s Complete Works – Pickwick Papers Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  19. David Copperfield Vol. 1 – Charles Dickens
  20. David Copperfield Vol. 2 – Charles Dickens
  21. Dickens’s Complete Works – Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  22. Dickens’s Complete Works – Uncommercial Traveller – Charles Dickens
  23. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  24. Paradise Lost and Other Poems – John Milton
  25. The Good Earth – Pearl S Buck
  26. The Short Novels of John Steinbeck – John Steinbeck
  27. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  28. The Winter of Our Discontent – John Steinbeck

Second Shelf:

  1. Homer – The Odyssey – Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
  2. Paradise Lost and Other Poems – John Milton
  3. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  4. The Travels of Marco Polo – Translated by William Marsden
  5. Seven Pillars of Wisdom – T.E. Lawrence
  6. The Age of Fables – Bulfinch
  7. The Way of All Flesh – Samuel Butler
  8. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
  9. Collected Sonnets – Edna T. Vincent Millay
  10. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Duke of Richelieu I – M.F. Barriere
  11. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Duke of Richelieu II – M.F. Farriere
  12. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Duke of Richelieu III – M.F. Barriere
  13. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Empress of Josephine I
  14. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Empress of Josephine II
  15. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Marmontel I – Marmontel
  16. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Marmontel II – Marmontel
  17. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Cardinal de Retz
  18. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri I – Translated by H.T. Riley
  19. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri II – Translated by H.T, Riley
  20. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri III – Translated by H. T. Riley
  21. Courtiers & Favourites of Royalty – Madama Du Barri IV – Translated by H.T. Riley
  22. The Naked and The Dead – Norman Mailer
  23. From Here to Eternity – James Jones
  24. The Caine Mutiny – Herman Wouk

Third Shelf:

  1. Almayer’s Folly – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol I – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  2. An Outcast of the Islands – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol II – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  3. The Nigger of the “Narcissus” – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol III – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  4. Lord Jim – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol IV – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  5. Youth – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol V – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  6. Romance – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol VI – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  7. Nostromo – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol VII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  8. The Secret Agent The Inheritors – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol VIII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  9. A set of Six – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol IX – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  10. Under Western Eyes – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol X – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  11. A Personal Record – The Mirror of the Sea – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XI – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  12. Twixt Land and Sea – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  13. Chance – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XIII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  14. The Shadow Line – Within the Tides – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XIV – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  15. Victory – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XV – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  16. The Arrow of Gold – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XVI – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  17. The Rescue – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XVII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  18. Notes on Life and Letter – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XVIII – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  19. The Rover – The Works of Joseph Conrad Vol XIX – Ltd Edition #641 Signed Copy
  20. Out of Order – Sandra Day O’Connor

Fourth Shelf:

  1. Bracebridge Hall – Irving’s Works
  2. Crayon Miscellany –  Irving’s Works
  3. Biographies and Miscellanies – Irving’s Works
  4. Life and Letters 1 – Irving’s Works
  5. Life and Letters 2 – Irving’s Works
  6. Life of Washington 2 – Irving’s Works
  7. Life of Washington 4 – Irving’s Works
  8. History of England III – Macaulay’s Works
  9. Critical & Historical Essays II – Macaulay’s Works
  10. Critical & Historical Essays III – Macaulay’s Works
  11. Miscellaneous Writings I – Macaulay’s Works
  12. Miscellaneous Writings II – Macaulay’s Works
  13. Speeches – Macaulay’s Works
  14. Life and Letters I – Macaulay’s Works
  15. Life and Letters II – Macaulay’s Works
  16. The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Opera  – Edited by The Earl of Harewood, 1986
  17. Downton Abbey Season 1 – Julian Fellowes
  18. Downton Abbey Season 2 – Julian Fellowes
  19. Downton Abbey Season 3 – Julian Fellowes
  20. Downton Abbey Season 4 Disk Set
  21. Downton Abbey Season 5 Disk Set
  22. Downton Abbey Season 6 Disk Set
  23. Reporting America – Alistair Cooke
  24. Civilization – Kenneth Clark
  25. Ethan Allen, His Life and Times  – Willard Sterne Randall

Fifth Shelf

  1. CPA Coaching Course Problems – Chamberlain and Meier
  2. CPA Coaching Course Solutions – Chamberlain and Meier
  3. The Story of Civilization – Our Oriental Heritage – Will Durant
  4. The Story of Civilization – The Life of Greece – Will Durant
  5. The Story of Civilization – Caesar and Christ – Will Durant
  6. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Faith – Will Durant
  7. The Story of Civilization – The Renaissance – Will Durant
  8. The Story of Civilization – The Reformation – Will Durant
  9. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Reason Begin – Will and Ariel Durant
  10. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Louis XIV – Will and Ariel Durant
  11. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Voltaire – Will and Ariel Durant
  12. The Story of Civilization – Rousseau and Revolution – Will and Ariel Durant
  13. The Story of Civilization – The Age of Napoleon – Will and Ariel Durant
  14. Social Register Summer 1992
  15. Louvre Paris – Newsweek/Mondadori
  16. Prado Madrid – Newsweek/Mondadori
  17. Bernini – Paola Della Pergola

Bottom Shelf

  1. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Orchids
  2. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Foliage House Plants
  3. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Pests and Diseases
  4. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Trees
  5. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Japanese Gardens
  6. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Gardening Under Lights
  7. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Miniatures and Bonsai
  8. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Cacti and Succulents
  9. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Garden Construction
  10. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Winter Gardens
  11. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Annuals
  12. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Wildflower Gardening
  13. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Ferns
  14. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Flowering House Plants
  15. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Decorating With Plants
  16. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Landscape Gardening
  17. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Shade Gardens
  18. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Rock and Water Gardens
  19. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Greenhouse Gardening
  20. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Lawns and Ground Covers
  21. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Vegetables and Fruits
  22. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Bulbs
  23. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Perennials
  24. The Time Life Encyclopedia of Gardening – Roses
  25. Gardenscapes Designs for Outdoor Living – Carol Soucek King
  26. A Bird Lover’s Life List & Journal – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  27. The Book of Outdoor Gardening – Smith & Hawken
  28. Garden Ideas A to Z – Elvin McDonald
  29. The Encyclopedia of Furniture – Joseph Aronson

UPSTAIRS

Accounting, Business & related Books (In a Box in Master Bedroom’s closet)

  1. Financial Management – Harvard Business Review
  2. Strategic Managaement – Harvard Business Review
  3. Executive Success – Making it in Management – Harvard Business Review
  4. DOS for Dummies, 2nd Edition – Dan Gookin
  5. The Cost Reduction and Profit Improvement Handbook – Harry E. Figgie, Jr.
  6. Investments, Second Edition 0 Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan J. Marcus
  7. Employer’s Guide to Hiring & Firing – Paul Preston
  8. Economics – Lloyd G. Reynolds
  9. Mastering Executive Arts and Skills – Crawley A. Parris
  10. SEC Accounting – Buckley Buckley Plank
  11. New York Real Estate Exam Review, 3rd Edition
  12. New York Real Estate Exam Review – 2nd Edition
  13. The Start-Up Entrepreneur – James R. Cook
  14. Controller’s Handbook – Goodman & Reece
  15. The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America – Robert Levering, Milton Moskowitz
  16. Send me a Memo – A Handbook of Model Memos – Dianna Booher

World War I Books (In a Box in Master Bedroom’s Closet)

  1. No Graves As Yet – Anne Perry
  2. Angels In The Gloom – Anne Perry
  3. Shoulder The Sky – Anne Perry
  4. At Some Disputed Barricade – Anne Perry
  5. We Shall Not Sleep – Anne Perry
  6. The Lost Battalion – Thomas M. Johnson & Fletcher Pratt
  7. Passchendaele – The Lost Victory of World War I – Nick Lloyd
  8. The Great Rescue – Peter Hernon
  9. Within Four Walls – A Classic of Escape – Major M.C.C. Harrison & Captain H.S. Cartwright
  10. August 1914 – Bruno Cabanes
  11. The Guns of August – Barbara Tuchman
  12. Forty-Seven Days – Mitchell Yockelson

 

Last Update – Sept. 11, 2020

This page will be updated every so often as I take inventory of what I have.

TOO MANY BOOKS, TOO LITTLE TIME.