Category: Biography


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Thomas Edison : Professional Inventor

By: Hughes, Thomas P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationary Office: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20829

ISBN: 0112902251

Condition: Very Good

48 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Orange softcover booklet, 48 glossy pages, footnotes, 15 b/w photos with captions. ; 1st printing stated. Published on behalf of the Science Museum, London, England, 1976. A brilliant concise biography highlighting Edison's major inventions. ; Small sticker scar to front cover, not affecting any text. Otherwise only a touch of wear. Scarce. ; Science Museum Booklet Series View more info

Records of Later Life : (1e, 1st Edition, 1882)

By: Kemble, Frances Ann (Fanny)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5572

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

676 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, beautiful green cloth decorated with floral pattern, dark brown endpapers, gilt lettering, [x] + 676 pages, footnotes, detailed index. ; PLEASE NOTE: This is an actual hardcover book from 1882, not a flimsy overpriced reprint. ; 1st edition, 1882. Same date. ; Voluminous correspondence of Fanny Kemble (1809-1893) famous English actress who toured extensively in US, considered first truly great actress in US, most famous Lady Macb... View more info

Diaries of the Reverend Chauncy Washington Knickerbacker, Universalist Minister : 1843-1884 (Knickerbocker, Michigan History)

By: Knickerbacker, Chauncy Washington (Rev) edited by Gwen Foss

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Gwen Foss: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6488

Condition: As New

228 pages; 4to (11") 29cm; NOT a hardcover. Copy of original typed manuscript, hole-punched for loose-leaf insertion. Includes appendixes, transcriber's notes, lists of weddings and funerals, indexes of people, places, railroads, etc. Several Universalist symbols and their histories. Tons of original source information unavailable elsewhere. ; UUTopics. A ministerial powerhouse, the Rev. C. W. Knickerbacker (1824-1884) travelled almost nonstop over southern Michigan ... View more info

Burbank the Infidel

By: Lewis, Joseph

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Freethought Press Association: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16676

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

48 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, gray-blue cloth, white title label on front, 48 glossy pages numbered to 29, memorial sonnet, 4 facsimile documents, 8 b/w photos with captions. Includes Burbank's responses to a questionnaire about his personal religious (or rather atheistic) and scientific beliefs. ; Limited edition of 1500 stated. This unit not numbered. ; This wonderful old book is a memorial tribute to the great botanist Luther Burbank, and includes the s... View more info

Biography of Sa'id Mohsin : Co-Founder of Organization of Combatants of the People of Iran

By: Liberation Movement

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Liberation Movement of Iran Abroad: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20013

Condition: Good+

52 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; White softcover booklet, [iv] + 42 + 6 pages, endnotes, b/w portrait photo of Sa'id Mohsin. English throughout, except a few short passages in parallel Arabic and English. ; 1st edition, 1976, stated. Complete subtitle: 'Co-Founder of Organization of Combatants of the People of Iran, Sazeman Mujahedeen Khulk Iran, Text of Defense in Military Court 1972, by Liberation Movement of Iran Abroad, January 1976.' ; Almost no wear, but covers are ... View more info

Cleopatra : (London Folio Society Edition, in Slipcase, 1998)

By: Lindsay, Jack

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Folio Society: 1998

Seller ID: 6049

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

392 pages; 4to (10") 25cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, portrait in copper on front, 392 pages, 5 small maps including endpapers, 33 illustrations on glossy plates, most in color. Beautiful plain color-matched slipcase with gently curved opening, as issued. ; Introduced by Kenneth McLeish. ; No flaws to book. Slipcase shows minor rubbing. Crisp. ; Rulers of the Ancient World Series View more info

Story of My Life, the : Or, the Sunshine and Shadow of Seventy Years

By: Livermore, Mary A.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: A. D. Worthington & Company: 1898

Seller ID: 20029

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

730 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, red cloth, gilt lettering, green floral endpapers, 730 + 4 pages, 122 b/w photos and engravings. ; Copyright 1897. This printing 1898. ; One of America's most famous women of 19th century, Mary Livermore gained fame as army nurse during Civil War, spent 25 years as national lecturer and activist for temperance and women's rights, became known as Queen of the Platform. She and her husband, the Rev. Daniel Livermore, we... View more info

A. Powell Davies and His Times

By: Marshall, George N.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Skinner House Books: 1990

Seller ID: 20028

ISBN: 1558961720

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

263 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, [x] + 263 pages, index, bibliography, chapter endnotes, 8 b/w photos. ; Biography of one of the most well known Unitarian ministers of the 20th century, a founding member of Americans for Democratic Action, a staunch defender of liberal religion, free speech and racial integration, and instrumental in the downfall of Joseph McCarthy. ; Book shows no defects. Jacket has four small edge tears, not affecting any text... View more info

Tasha Tudor's Garden

By: Martin, Tovah; Illustrated by Tasha Tudor

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1996

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 20483

ISBN: 0395436095

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

160 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, green cloth, green endpapers 160 glossy pages, tons of full-color photos, many small full-color illustrations by Tasha Tudor of her favorite flowers and plants. ; Copyright 1994. This is 6th printing, 1996. Photos by Richard W. Brown. ; More biography than gardening, but definitely written for gardeners and of course fans of Tasha Tudor of all ages. ; Gift note dated 1996 in a small hand on front endpaper. Otherwise no defe... View more info

Thomas Jefferson : The Art of Power

By: Meacham, Jon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20342

ISBN: 1400067669

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

800 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, brown boards, [xxx] + 759 + 11 pages, 800 total pages, architectural drawings on endpapers, numerous illustrations including 41 in full color. ; authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. hailed as best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever produced.; No marks or defects to book. Jacket shows a touch of edgewear only. View more info

Where the Indus is Young : A Winter in Baltisan

By: Murphy, Dervla

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Readers Union: 1978

Seller ID: 20504

ISBN: 071953335X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

266 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, [viii] + 266 pages, index, bibliography, glossary, appendix, b/w map of Baltistan showing author's route, 7 b/w photos with captions. ; Copyright 1977. This edition 1978. Author (Irish) describes winter trek of herself and her six-year-old daughter through Baltistan, a region in the remote Karakoram Mountains in northern India. ; Book has no marks or major defects, however, text pages are starting to yellow from a... View more info

Use and the Need of the Life of Carrie A. Nation, the : Written by Herself

By: Nation, Carry A.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Carry A. Nation: 1908

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 12184

Condition: Good+

414 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, 414 pages, a few b/w photos with captions including frontispiece portrait of author, several poems in tribute of Carrie Nation, anti-masonic chapter by Edmond Ronayne, M. W. Moore and others. ; Revised Edition, Ten Thousand Copies, stated. ; Image shows frontispiece, as printed. ; Carrie Amelia Nation, lived 1846-1911, leader in Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and American anti-saloon movement and she ha... View more info

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Iron Hunter, the : (1st Edition, 1919)

By: Osborn, Chase S.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16322

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

316 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, red-brown cloth, gilt lettering, decor in black and cream, 316 pages, 4-pg publisher catalog in rear, 11 b/w photos on unnumbered glossy plates. ; 1st edition, published May, 1919, stated. No other printings. ; Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) was governor of Michigan 1911-1913. Before he went into politics he was an iron prospector in the Upper Peninsula and a newspaper reporter and owner. As governor he passed the worker's compe... View more info

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone : Her Life Story and Reminiscences

By: Perry, Belle McArthur

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Blinn Publishing Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20026

ISBN: 1165045591

Condition: Very Good+

369 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering, [xiv] + 369 pages, b/w sketch of Hinsdale coat of arms in text, b/w portrait photos of Lucinda Stone and her husband Dr. James Andrus Blinn Stone on glossy plates. Text includes tribute from the Rev. Caroline Bartlett Crane, pioneer woman minister of People’s Church of Kalamazoo. ; Amazonuyers please note: This is an actul book from 1902. We are sorry that Amazon forces us to list it on a page f... View more info

Highlights in the Life of Thomas A. Edison : 1847-1931

By: Player, Cyril Arthur

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Detroit Edison Company: 1947

Seller ID: 20824

Condition: Near Fine

23 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Ivory-white softcover booklet, title and portrait of Edison embossed on front, 23 glossy pages, deckle fore-edge on front cover, list of medals and honorary degrees, 9 sepia-toned photos with captions. ; Very nice promotional item from Detroit Edison Electric Company, 1947. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Slight rustiness to staples. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

William Kuenneth Schubert : (Signed)

By: Regina, Karen, and Beatrice Katz

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16566

ISBN: 0998356468

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

219 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth, silver lettering, 219 pages, blue patterned endpapers, 4 appendixes, 18 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Biography of William K. (Bill) Schubert, pioneer of pediatric research, named a Great Living Cincinnatian, who rose in 1983 to become chief executive officer of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. ; Owner name (Eugene V. Perrin, noted pathologist and medical researcher) penned... View more info

Lotta : Lotta Hitschmanova and the Unitarian Service Committee Story

By: Sanger, Clyde

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Stoddart Publishing Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20176

ISBN: 0773720723

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

266 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, green endpapers, [xiv] + 266 pages, index, footnotes, 4 appendixes, 33 b/w photos on glossy plates with captions. ; Remarkable true story of amazing Lotta Hitschmanova (1909-1990) a petite woman who single-handedly founded and operated Canadian branch of Unitarian Service Committee for 37 years, a worldwide social welfare organization through which she established countless successful programs Hong Kong, India, Vie... View more info

These Live Tomorrow, 1e : Twenty Unitarian Universalist Lives (1st Edition, 1964)

By: Scott, Clinton Lee; Illustrated by Robert MacLean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11769

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket

277 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Ex-Library; Black cloth, gilt spine lettering, [x] + 277 pages, footnotes, 20 full-page b/w line drawings with portraits. ; UUTopics. Foreword by Henry H. Cheetham. Biographies of 10 Universalists: George de Benneville, John Murray, Benjamin Rush, Hosea Ballou, Abner Kneeland, Adin Ballou, Mary Livermore, Clara Barton, John Murray Atwood, Clarence Russell Skinner; and 9 Unitarians: Joseph Priestley, Thomas Jefferson, William Ellery Chann... View more info

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Commemorative Souvenir Journal, Mary Carter Smith Proclaimed Mother Griot : 12th National Festival of Black Storytelling

By: Smith, Mary Carter

Price: $32.00

Publisher: National Association of Black Storytellers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19390

Condition: Very Good+

32 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover booklet, 32 pages, 13 b/w photos. Front cover inscribed and SIGNED by Mary Carter Smith. Text includes 1-page bio and 31 pgs of tributes including one from Bill Clinton. ; Tribute to famed storyteller Mary Carter Smith, known as Mother Mary, proclaimed Griot (African storyteller) of the State of Maryland and Mother Griot of the National Association of Black Storytellers. ; Rear cover, which is blank, shows stray inkmarks, very fain... View more info

Arthur Rimbaud : A Critical Biography

By: Starkie, Enid; Illustrated by Giraudon

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1961

Seller ID: 15007

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket

491 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Green cloth over spine, white boards, 2 indexes, bibliography, endnotes, 3 appendixes. ; Cover photo by Giraudon. ; Book shows a touch of shelfwear, otherwise crisp, appears unread. Jacket unclipped, but rubbed, creased, with several small edge chips not affecting any text. View more info