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Memoir of Rev. John Moore : With Selections from His Correspondence, and Other Writings

By: Adams, John G.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: A. Tompkins: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20202


360 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark brown cloth, gilt spine lettering, 360 pages, pale yellow endpapers, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving of John Moore, footnotes. ; Amazonbuyers please note: This is an actual hardcover book from 1856, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint. See our image. ; The Rev. John Moore (1797-1855) was a pioneer Universalist preacher in New England and New York, editor-publisher of several denominational papers, founder of several ... View more info

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Memoir of Thomas Whittemore, D. D.

By: Adams, John Greenleaf

Price: $84.00

Publisher: Universalist Publishing House: 1878

Seller ID: 20346


388 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth over beveled boards, 388 pages, dark green endpapers, gilt lettering on front and spine, footnotes, superb b/w portrait engraving frontispiece with tissue guard. ; Copyright 1877. Title page 1878. ; The Rev. Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861) was one of the most important Universalist of the 19th century. He edited 'Trumpet & Universalist Magazine' for 33 years, helped found Universalist Historical Society and Tufts Univer... View more info

Looking Unto Jesus : A Narrative of the Brief Race of a Young Disciple, by Her Mother

By: Anonymous (Judith Towers Grant and Emily Frederica Grant)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ide & Dutton: 1853

Seller ID: 20368


175 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, dark brown endpapers, [viii] + 175 pages, gilt title on spine, all edges red, footnotes, several original poems by Emily, 2 b/w engravings with captions. ; This is an actual book from 1853, not a flimsy overpriced computer-generated reprint. ; Inspirational biography and memoria of Emily Frederica Grant (1835-1851) a devout young poet, written by her mother, Judith Towers Grant, including Emily's poems and many quot... View more info

Fanny Kemble : A Passionate Victorian

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20171


387 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gilt lettering, [xii] + 387 pages, illustrated endpapers, index, b/w frontispiece portrait of Kemble on glossy plate. ; 1st edition, 1938. ; Excellent biography of the great Fanny Kemble (1809-1893) famous English actress who toured extensively in US, considered first truly great actress in US, most famous Lady Macbeth of all time, outspoken Unitarian, rubbed shoulders with all classes from African American slaves to... View more info

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Distaff to History : Progress of the Negro Woman in America

By: Baker, Joseph V.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Scott Paper Company: 1963

Seller ID: 19039


28 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Blue softcover booklet, 28 pages, 12 b/w portrait drawings, brief biographies of 12 noted African American women. ; Promotional item for Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia, 1963. ; Very light sunning and edgewear only. Scarce. View more info

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They Did, You Can Too ! : Biographies of Successful Black People (Signed)

By: Black, Joe

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Greyhound Corporation: 1971

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19040


60 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Black and red softcover booklet, 60 pages, 55 b/w portrait photos, 54 brief bios of successful contemporary African Americans, including men, women, business leaders, university presidents, mayors, etc. Front page SIGNED by author, Joe Black. ; Light wear to covers. Owner name penned on front in very pale ink. Faint crease to front cover. View more info

Desperate Passion, a : Helen Caldicott, an Autobiography (Signed)

By: Caldicott, Helen Broinowski

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12269


366 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Black cloth, tan boards, index, 14 b/w photos with captions. Front free endpaper SIGNED by author. ; Australian physician, founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, single-handedly launched major world campaign against nuclear weapons proliferation. ; Jacket in clear plastic cover neatly taped to boards. No other defects apart from author autograph. View more info

Father Clem Kern : Conscience of Detroit

By: Casey, Genevieve M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Marygrove College: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20581


217 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; White paperback, b/w portrait photo on front, 217 pages, chapter endnotes, index of names, 13 b/w photos. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by Don Kern, relative of Father Clem and co-founder of Father Clement Kern Foundation. ; Large print not stated, but this book is in pretty large print. ; Foreword by Neal Shine. Additional chapters by Rev William Carolin and Msgr George G. Higgins. ; Biography of Monsignor Clement H. Kern, pastor of Ho... View more info

Memoir of Reverend James M. Cook

By: Cook, Theodore D.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: James M. Usher: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20086


430 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, red cloth ornately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, 430 pages, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving with tissue guard. ; Dedicated to Second Universalist Society of Providence, Rhode Island. ; The Rev. James Monroe Cook (1818-1850) was well known in upstate New York as a fierce debater in defense of Universalism and was founding editor of the Western Luminary, a Universalist paper. This excellent memoir was written by his br... View more info

Louis Craig Cornish : Interpreter of Life

By: Cornish, Frances Eliot Foote

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20115


149 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, [xii] + 149 pages, 3 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; The Rev. Louis Craig Cornish (1870-1950) was president of American Unitarian Association 1927 to 1937, president of International Association of Religious Freedom 1937 to 1946, forged ties with Universalist Church of America which led to their closer cooperation and eventual consolidation. This excellent biography was written by his wife. ; Only a touch of edgewea... View more info

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My Life on the Plains : Or, Personal Experiences with Indians

By: Custer, George Armstrong (Gen) ; Illustrated by A. Roberts

Price: $825.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1876

Seller ID: 18600


256 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, pale umber-brown cloth, black decor, gilt lettering and gilt buffalo head on front, 256 pages, footnotes, table of outrages committed by Indians in 1868; 8 full-page b/w plates with captions. ; Copyright 1874. This printing 1876. ; Plates, engraved by A. Roberts, and others, depict: 1) frontispiece portrait of Custer, 2) portrait of Kiowa chief Satanta, 3) Attack on the Wagon Train, 4) the Kidder Murder, 5) Battle of the Washi... View more info

Memoir of Rev. Edward Mott Woolley : By His Daughter, with an Appendix Containing Selections from His Sermons

By: Gillett, Fidelia Woolley

Price: $74.00

Publisher: Abel Tompkins: 1855

Seller ID: 20161


360 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, dark brown blindstamped cloth, 360 pages, appendix of 6 sermons, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving of Woolley, with tissue guard. ; Written by the Rev. Fidelia Woolley Gillett, assisted by the Rev. Aaron B. Grosh. ; The Rev. Edward Mott Woolley (1803-1853) was an early American Universalist preacher in western New York and one of the first in Michigan. His daughter was also a noted pastor in Michigan, one of the earliest or... View more info

Jones Very : The Effective Years, 1833-1840

By: Gittleman, Edwin

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 20174


436 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, two-toned gray cloth, [xx] + 436 pages, beige endpapers, index, bibliography, endnotes, b/w frontispiece portrait of Very on glossy plate. ; Jones Very (1813-1880) was a well-known poet, mystic and Transcendentalist of mid-19th century America. He was a Unitarian, briefly a minister, and taught Greek at Harvard. In 1840 his literary career came to a screeching halt when he announced he was the Second Coming of Christ. ; Book s... View more info

Diary of Che in Bolivia, the : November 7, 1966 - October 7, 1967 (Che Guevara)

By: Guevara, Ernesto (Che) with Fidel Castro

Price: $27.00

Publisher: National Book Agency: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19010


160 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, pale blue textured cloth, [xviii] + 130 + 12 pages, 160 total pages, glossary, small map of Bolivia, 11 b/w photos. English throughout, except legend on map is in Spanish. ; Introduction by Fidel Castro. Che's own diary describing the eleven months before he was executed in Bolivia. ; Book shows hardly any wear. Gift note in red ballpoint on front endpaper dated 1968. Jacket is Poor, very fragile and in pieces, many edge chips... View more info

Horace Greeley : Voice of the People

By: Hale, William Harlan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1950

Seller ID: 14362


376 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, pale gray lettering, 376 pages, index, bibliography, b/w photo portrait on jacket. ; Published in 1950. Biography of one of the most influential individuals of 1830s-1870s America, defender of liberal values, champion of women's rights, staunch supporter of Lincoln, founder and longtime owner of New York Daily Tribune, candidate for president in 1872. ; Book shows no signs of use, only a slight yellowing of pag... View more info

Memoir of Mary L. Ware : Wife of Henry Ware, Jr.

By: Hall, Edward B.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: American Unitarian Association: 1869

Seller ID: 20030


434 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, purple cloth, [x] + pages, , frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, ; Copyright 1852. This printing 1869. 12th thousand stated. ; hailed as one of the best biographies of its era, the life and correspondence of Mary Lovell Pickard Ware, tireless worker for charities and causes, written by the Rev. Edward Brooks Hall, brother-in-law of Mrs. Ware and longtime pastor, Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island. ; Cloth faded fro... View more info

Lennon Legend : An Illustrated Life of John Lennon (in slipcase with CD and all removable memorabilia)

By: Henke, James

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2003

Seller ID: 20235


64 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Hardcover, packed with b/w and color glossy illustrations, sidebars, plus 40 'removeable' (from small tipped-in envelopes, as issued) reproductions of vintage memorabilia such as ticket stubs, drawings, handwritten lyrics, photos, etc, etc. ; A wonderful and innovative biography of this legendary star, authored by Rolling Stone writer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator. ; New condition. No defects of any kind. No jacket, as issued. Al... 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


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


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

(Religion and Atheism) Burbank the Infidel

By: Lewis, Joseph

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Freethought Press Association: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16676


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