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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: $11.00

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 age. Jacket shows light wear and rubbing, spine faded but readable. 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 had no love of tobacco or freemasons either. Much info on her smashing of liquor stores, stills, saloons, etc, and being thrown... View more info

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Black Elk, Lakota Visionary : The Oglala Holy Man and Sioux Tradition

By: Oldmeadow, Harry, with Charles Trimble

Price: $9.00

Publisher: World Wisdom: 2018

Seller ID: 21635

ISBN: 1936597608

Condition: Near Fine


256 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tan softcover, [xxii] + 224 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 3 appendices, 12 b/w photos and one full-color illustration on 8 glossy plates. ; Foreword by Charles Trimble. New in-depth biography of famous Native American (Lakota Sioux) holy man. ; No defects of any kind. 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 compensation law and eliminated the state deficit. This scarce political memoir has the author's own bookplate on front endpaper. ... View more info

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone : Her Life Story and Reminiscences

By: Perry, Belle McArthur

Price: $40.00

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 illustration 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 for fake books. ; Written by Belle McArthur Perry, president, Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs. Introduction b... View more info

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

By: Player, Cyril Arthur

Price: $15.00

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 on title page in small letters. Front flyleaf inscribed 'To Eugene' and dated 8-29-10 and SIGNED by Dr. Bill Schubert. Book ... View more info

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Samuel Gridley Howe : By his Daughter Laura E. Richards

By: Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe

Price: $12.00

Publisher: D. Appleton-Century Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16565

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


283 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth over spine and tips, gray boards, [xiv] + 283 pages, gray title label on spine, index, 3 appendixes, 9 full-page b/w illustrations including frontispiece portrait on glossy plate. ; Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876) was a major figure in 19th-century America. He was best known as founder and president of the Perkins Institute, first US school for the blind. With his famous wife, Julia Ward Howe, author of Battle Hymn of the Republic and creator of Mother's Day for peace, he edited the anti-slavery paper 'Boston Commonwealth'. A Unitarian, he ... View more info

Lotta : Lotta Hitschmanova and the Unitarian Service Committee Story

By: Sanger, Clyde

Price: $25.00

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, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Botswana, and more, earned Order of Canada and dozens of similar accolades from other nations. ; Very small... View more info

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Bob Dylan : An Intimate Biography

By: Scaduto, Anthony

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1971

Seller ID: 21653

ISBN: 0448020343

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


280 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, tan cloth, dark green endpapers, [viii] + 280 pages, index, discography, 1 b/w photo in text, 11 b/w photos on glossy plates with captions. ; Blurb: 'The first full dimensional biography of America's most popular, most controversial, most influential and most elusive cultural hero.' ; Book shows only minor wear to tips. Jacket shows moderate wear at tips and at heel and crown. No marks, no other defects. View more info

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Motion Toward Perfection : The Achievement of Joseph Priestley

By: Schwartz, A. Truman, and John G. McEvoy

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Skinner House Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20853

ISBN: 1558960104

Condition: Near Fine


277 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Gray softcover, [xxvi] + 277 pages, index, chapter endnotes, 10 chapters by various experts, 28 full-page b/w illustrations. ; Scientist, theologian, pioneer preacher, the Rev. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) discovered oxygen, invented the eraser, discovered photosynthesis, wrote about the Corruptions of Christianity, founded one of the first Unitarian congregations in North America, and much more. ; Only a whisper of shelfwear. Appears unread. 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: $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 faint. No other defects apart from autograph. Quite scarce. ; Laid in: 1) additional page with four more tributes, as issued. 2) ... 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: $15.00

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. Otherwise appears unused. Scarce. View more info

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

By: Szymanowitz, Raymond

Price: $12.00

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 vice president Virginia Dare Extract Company invented new methods of manufacturing flavor extracts, leader in American Chemic... View more info

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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 biography of the Marshal (supreme general) of France 1743-1750 who provided the French crown with many decisive victories in t... 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

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Character and Characteristic Men

By: Whipple, Edwin P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1891

Seller ID: 21164

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


324 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, dark green endpapers, [x] + 324 pages, top edge gilt, 12 inspirational and intellectually stimulating essays and lectures. ; Originally published 1866. This edition 1891. Dedicated to memory of Rev. T. S. King, savior of California. ; Topics include: Eccentric character. Intellectual character. William Makepeace Thackeray. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Edward Everett. Thomas Starr King. Louis Agassiz. Washington and the principle of revolution. More. ; Edwin Percy Whipple (1819-1886) was a popular lecturer, longtime journalist, author of many b... View more info