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Life of Charlotte Bronte, The, Volume 2

By: Gaskell, Elizabeth C.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company: 1857

Seller ID: 21454

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


269 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Volume 2 ONLY of a 2-vol set. ; Hardcover, brown blindstamped cloth, [x] + 269 + 9 pages, striking pastel-blue endpapers, b/w frontispiece engraving of Haworth Church and Parsonage, drawn by Gaskell, engraved by J. C. Armytage. ; Originally published 1857. This is a very early reprint. ; This first biography of the author of Jane Eyre came from the pen of fellow novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, noted Unitarian and author of Cranford. ; Cloth shows moderate wear to extremities. Old name penciled on front endpaper dated 1870. No other marks. Gilt on spine rubbed and ... 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: $64.00

Publisher: Abel Tompkins: 1855

Seller ID: 20161

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


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 ordained women in North America (1877); We have graded this book Poor. Edges quite worn, tips rounded, pages yellowed from age,... View more info

Jones Very : The Effective Years, 1833-1840

By: Gittleman, Edwin

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 20174

ISBN: 0231030436

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 shows no sign of wear, but 44 pages near front have underlining and/or brief margin notes in a small hand, by former owner, a ... View more info

Zane Grey : A Biography

By: Gruber, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Walter J. Black: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18619

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


284 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, 284 pages, ivory-white cloth, red cloth over boards, blue and red bands and gilt lettering on spine. Includes bibliography, chronology, filmography, lists of serials and magazine stories, 20 b/w glossy photos with captions. ; Dated 1969, true first, published by Walter J. Black. ; Exterior shows almmost no wear but faint foxing is visible. Top edge blue is deep and dark as issued. No marks or scribbles. Binding tight. ; Walter Black Zane Grey Series; Vol. 64 View more info

Horace Greeley : Voice of the People

By: Hale, William Harlan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1950

Seller ID: 14362

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 pages, as usual. Jacket (uncoated) is remarkably intact, apart from the usual wear at extremities, mainly heel and crown. No mar... View more info

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

By: Hall, Edward B.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: American Unitarian Association: 1869

Seller ID: 20030

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


434 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, purple cloth, [x] + 434 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 from purple to tan around edges. Spine lettering dull and difficult to read. No other defects. Binding tight. Scarce. Scarce. View more info

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

By: Henke, James

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2003

Seller ID: 20235

ISBN: 0811835170

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


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. All components present. View more info

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Life and Times of Joseph Gould, the : Reminiscenes of Sixty Years of Active Political and Municipal Life

By: Higgins, W. H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited: 1972

Seller ID: 20825

Condition: Near Fine


336 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Pale tan-yellow softcover, 336 pages, several lists and tables, several appendixes, 16 b/w photos with captions on 8 glossy plates. ; Originally published 1867. This is Centennial Edition facsimile reprint, 1972, with new appendixes by C. B. Willis, L. M. Nichols, Hilda A. Fitzhenry, P. T. Bernhardt, Leila E. Hvidsten. ; Biography of businessman and longtime member of Canadian Parliament who did much to develop Uxbridge township, Ontario, in mid-1800s. ; Only a touch of edgewear. Scarce. View more info

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And . . . Howe ! : An Authorized Autobiography (Signed 1st Edition)

By: Howe, Gordie, and Colleen Howe, with Tom DeLisle

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Power Play Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21382

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


427 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Hardcover, black boards, gray endpapers, [x] + 427 pages, several appendixes of stats, 182 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. SIGNED on front page (NOT on a bookplate) by both Gordie Howe and Colleen Howe in red ink. ; 1st edition. NAP. ; Book shows no defects. Jacket lightly wrinkled. View more info

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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 Macbeth of all time, outspoken Unitarian, rubbed shoulders with all classes from African American slaves to British nobility. ; S... View more info

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

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

Price: $26.00

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. 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 and Ontario, preaching, performing funerals and weddings for all who asked, including many not of his denomination. He organized two new congregations in Ontario (O... View more info

Michigan's Columbus : The Life of Douglass Houghton (Signed)

By: Lehto, Steve

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Momentum Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21459

ISBN: 1879094851

Condition: Very Good+


176 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Softcover, [x] + 166 pages, bibliography, endnotes, b/w spot art, 12 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. Halftitle page inscribed and signed (initials only) by author. ; Splendid biography of one of Michigan's most well-known early explorers and the state's first official geologist. ; Very light edgewear only. 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 speech given at the planting of his memorial tree in Central Park (1927) by the Freethinkers Society of New York, of which Bur... View more info

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

By: Liberation Movement

Price: $24.00

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 spotted, lower tip stained throughout, not affecting any text. Quite scarce. 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, were outspoken Universalists. ; Library marks cover rear endpaper and copyright page. Library number painted on heel. Front end... View more info

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My Story of the War : A Woman's Narrative of Four Years Personal Experience as Nurse in the Union Army

By: Livermore, Mary A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: A. D. Worthington & Company: 1892

Seller ID: 20932

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


700 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gilt lettering on front and spine, gilt decor on spine, 700 pages, tan floral endpapers, 14 full-page steel engravings, 8 color plates showing remnants of battle flags of North and South. ; Copyright 1887. This printing 1892. Memoirs of one of most famous women of 19th-century America: Mary Livermore was nurse, administrator, suffragist, newspaper editor, lay preacher, longtime superintendent of Chicago Sanitary Commission (civil war relief org) organizer of over 2000 soldier aid societies, wife of Rev. Daniel Livermore, noted Universalis... 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

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Nicholas and Alexandra

By: Massie, Robert K.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 21024

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


601 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, color portrait on front, [xx] + 601 + 3 pages, all edges green, index, bibliography, endnotes, 29 rare b/w photos with captions. ; Copyright 1967. This is 3rd printing, 1969. ; Highly lauded and fascinating biography of totally clueless Last Tsar of Russia and his family. Basis of Academy-Award-winning film of 1971. ; Top edge faded, lower tip discolored, school name stemped inside front cover, spine lightly creased but intact and readable. ; Dell Series; Vol. 6358 View more info