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

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

By: Smith, Mary Carter

Price: $30.00

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

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Edward Goodrich Acheson : Inventor, Scientist, Industrialist, a Biography, Illustrated

By: Szymanowitz, Raymond

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20813

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


628 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, gray cloth, red endpapers, 628 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, appendix list of patents, 22 b/w photos and facsimiles on glossy plates with captions. ; Extensive biography of pioneer of electrochemistry, inventor of carborundum, graphite, synthetic diamonds, etc, and holder of 70 patents. ; Small sticker on jacket rear panel with library barcode. No other library marks. Jacket shows light shelfwear to heel and crown. Other... View more info

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Edward Goodrich Acheson : Inventor, Scientist, Industrialist, a Biography, Illustrated

By: Szymanowitz, Raymond

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20814

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


628 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, gray cloth, red endpapers, 628 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, appendix list of patents, 22 b/w photos and facsimiles on glossy plates with captions. ; Extensive biography of pioneer of electrochemistry research, inventor of carborundum, graphite, synthetic diamonds, etc, holder of 70 patents. ; No defects to book. Jacket has two small closed tears, several spots to rear panel, but everything is readable. Scarce. View more info

Story from Michigan, a : The Life and Times of Clarke E. Davis

By: Thomas, Arthur L.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Published by Author: 1970

Seller ID: 11542

Condition: Very Good+


212 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; White softcover, green lettering, a few endnotes. Errata slip laid in, as issued. Foreword by Benjamin H. Thurman. ; Biography of Clarke Edwin Davis, born 1888, lived and died in Michigan with stints in Utah and in New York, PhD, professor of chemistry, pioneer researcher into properties of food substances, food safety, etc, at National Biscuit Company, improved manufacturing methods of biscuits, crackers, fig newtons, chocolate, etc; as ... View more info

Image for Beau Sabreur, a :  Maurice de Saxe, Marshal of France, His Loves, His Laurels, and His Times, 1696-1750

Beau Sabreur, a : Maurice de Saxe, Marshal of France, His Loves, His Laurels, and His Times, 1696-1750

By: Trowbridge, W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes)

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Brentano's: 1910

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 16668

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


351 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, illustration on front in white and gilt of armored Cupid-like figure with tilting lance skewering crown, laurel and heart; similar character in gilt on spine; 351 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, 39 b/w portraits and illustrations on glossy plates, with captions. ; Originally published 1909 by London: T. Fisher Unwin. This is 1st US edition, 1910. Detailed and well-written b... View more info

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Out of the Shadow : The Story of Charles Edison

By: Venable, John D.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Charles Edison Fund;: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20828

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


289 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, blue endpapers, [ix] + 289 pages, index, footnotes, 59 b/w photos and facsimiles with captions. ; Biography of Charles Edison, son of famed inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who spent his life in politics and was Governor of New Jersey for three years, 1941-1944. The manuscript began as an autobiography but remained unfinished when Charles Edison died. Assisting in early writing was Dayton D. McKean. Final writing and ... View more info

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Douglass Houghton : Michigan's First State Geologist, 1837-1845

By: Wallin, Helen >>; Illustrated by James Campbell

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Department of Natural Resources;: 1977

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 19758

Condition: Very Good+


32 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tan softcover booklet, 32 pages numbered to 25, appendix, bibliography, 10 b/w illustrations. ; Originally published 1966. This is 2nd edition, revised, 1970. This printing 1977. ; One page has four sentences highlighted. No other marks or defects. ; Geological Survey Pamphlet Series; Vol. 1 View more info

Seven Sons : Millionaires and Vagabonds

By: Webb, Theodore A.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Trafford Publishing: 1999

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 20074

ISBN: 1552122557

Condition: Near Fine


392 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tan softcover, [viii] + 392 pages, bibliography, endnotes, over 100 medium-quality b/w photos and illustrations. ; Sprawling yet fascinating biography of the seven famous Washburn sons, among them an inventor, an Ambassador to France, a Governor of Maine, a US Senator and a Civil War General. ; A touch of edgewear only. Quite scarce. View more info

Abigail Adams : A Biography

By: Whitney, Janet

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Konecky & Konecky: 2002

Seller ID: 20348

ISBN: 1568523750

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


357 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, lavender boards, [xvi] + 357 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, family tree diagram, 4 b/w illustrations. ; Copyright 1947, this is an unabridged facsimile edition, 2002.; No defects to book or jacket. Appears unread. View more info

Life of Rev. Hosea Ballou, Volume 1 : With Accounts of His Writings, and Biographical Sketches of His Seniors and Contemporaries in the Universalist Ministry

By: Whittemore, Thomas

Price: $56.00

Publisher: James M. Usher: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20200

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


420 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; This is vol-1 ONLY of a four-vol set. Hardcover, dark brown cloth, gilt title on spine, 420 pages, pale pink endpapers, b/w portrait frontispiece engraving of Ballou, footnotes throughout. ; The Rev. Hosea Ballou (1771-1852) was one of the most important Universalist preachers in US history. He was vice president of the Universalist Church of America 13 years and president 13 years. His book, A Treatise on Atonement, 1805, was the first pub... View more info

American Popular Song Lyricists : Oral Histories, 1920s-1960s

By: Whorf, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McFarland & Company: 2012

Seller ID: 18067

ISBN: 0786465387

Condition: Near Fine


239 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Pale green softcover, [xii] + 227 pages, index, bibliography, appendix, about 40 b/w photos and illustrations in text, with captions. ; Written by longtime WJR Radio Detroit broadcaster, producer, and writer, winner of Peabody Award for excellence in journalism, who, over his 39-year career, interviewed hundreds of notables. Here are concise bios and fascinating interviews of 39 top American lyricists of the 1920s-1960s in their own words.... View more info