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

By: Adams, John G.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: A. Tompkins: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20202

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 charitable organizations, well-known anti-slavery activist and much more. ; Book shows overall little wear, cloth worn at ext... View more info

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Memoir of Thomas Whittemore, D. D.

By: Adams, John Greenleaf

Price: $72.00

Publisher: Universalist Publishing House: 1878

Seller ID: 20346

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 University, served as president of the Universalist Church of America, and never backed down from fighting for what was right. The ... View more info

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Israfel : The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart: 1934

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 17269

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


748 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, pale ivory-white cloth, black and gilt lettering and decor, black and gilt silhouette on front, [xix] + 748 pages, index, tons of footnotes, 9 appendixes, 92 b/w photos and facsimiles on glossy plates, with detailed captions. ; Exhaustive, definitive biography of the great short story, detective, horror and science fiction writer of Boston and Baltimore. Originally publishd in 2 vols in 1926. This is a slightly revised 1-vol edition, 1934. ; Gilt shows a touch of rubbing. Otherwise no visible defects to book. Some pages unopened. Lacks jacket. 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: $23.00

Publisher: Ide & Dutton: 1853

Seller ID: 20368

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 quotations taken down while she was on her deathbed. ; Very light wear to exterior, mainly ends of spine. Antique bookplate from ... View more info

Fanny Kemble : A Passionate Victorian

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20171

ISBN: 1122078528

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 British nobility. ; Almost no visible wear. Monochrome bookplate on front blank page. A few tiny spots to fore-edge. No othe... 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

Condition: Very Good+


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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Benjamin Rush : Signer of the Declaration of Independence

By: Barton, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wallbuilder Press: 1999

Seller ID: 20831

ISBN: 0925279730

Condition: Near Fine


320 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Green softcover, 312 + 8 pages, index, endnotes, 3 appendixes, nearly 400 b/w photos, illustrations and facsimiles. ; Known as "Father of American Medicine," Benjamin Rush pioneered fields of psychiatry, chemistry, alcohol addiction, prison reform, anti-slavery and anti-death penalty activism, and more. He signed the Declaration of Independence for Pennsylvania and was United States Treasurer for 16 years. This book also focuses on his strong attachment to religion: he was an active Presbyterian, Methodist, Universalist and Episcopalian. ; Only a touch ... View more info

Life of Russell Alexander Alger, a : 1836-1907

By: Bell, Rodney Ellis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Xerox University Microfilms: 1975

Seller ID: 16512

ISBN: 0998356395

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


442 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Hardcover, dark gray-blue buckram cloth, gold spine title, 442 pages printed one side only, bibliography, copious footnotes throughout. ; This is a PhD dissertation written in 1975. The original was typed, was then preserved on microfilm, and at a later point was reprinted by mimeograph and bound as a hardcover. ; Russell A. Alger grew up on the midwestern frontier, became General in civil war, wildly successful timber baron, US Senator, Governor of Michigan, US Secretary of War. ; Owner name (Stephen M. Stackpole) penned on front endpaper. Boards slightly bowe... 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

Condition: Very Good+


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

ISBN: 0393039471

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

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Edward Goodrich Acheson, a Pathfinder : Inventor, Scientist, Industrialist

By: Chandler, Charles F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Acheson Industries: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20815

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


63 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, gray-brown cloth, tan endpapers, 63 pages, top edge blue, blue page-marker ribbon, footnotes, appendix list of awards and honors, b/w frontispiece portrait photo of Acheson, with tissue guard. ; Foreword and addendum by Raymond Szymanowitz. ; Brief biography of pioneer of electrochemistry, inventor of silicon carbide or carborundum, electric-furnace graphite, colloidal graphite, etc, and holder of 70 patents. ; Quite scarce in any condition. ; Boards slightly bowed. Main defect is jacket, of uncoated plain brown paper with minimal lettering, which sh... View more info

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Autobiography and Diary of Elizabeth Parsons Channing : Gleanings of a Thoughtful Life

By: Channing, Elizabeth Parsons

Price: $14.00

Publisher: American Unitarian Association: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14149

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


304 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark green cloth, gilt lettering, [x] + 304 pages, top edge gilt, appendix, b/w portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. ; Elizabeth P. Channing (1818-19060 was a noted poet, essayist, writer of stories for children, longtime teacher, major benefactor of the American Unitarian Association, notable member of famous Channing family of Boston; her brother was Rev. George G. Channing, her uncle was famous Rev. William Ellery Channing. ; Very minor exterior wear. Both endpapers have numerous notes in pencil and ballpoint from one Clyde who marked that he re... View more info

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From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes : The Autobiography of Robert Clary (Signed)

By: Clary, Robert

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Madison Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21460

ISBN: 1568332289

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


248 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, black and gray boards, gray endpapers, [x] + 214 + 24 pages, 248 total pages, filmography, discography, other appendixes, 39 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. Front endpaper inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; Well-known as the feisty French POW Corporal Lebeau on the television series Hogan's Heroes, Robert Clary tells the story of his life, including his long career as a singer and actor and his 2.5 years as a prisoner in Buchenwald and other Nazi concentration camps. ; No defects apart from autograph. View more info

Memoir of Reverend James M. Cook

By: Cook, Theodore D.

Price: $66.00

Publisher: James M. Usher: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20086

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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 brother, also a Universalist minister. ; Very little wear. A touch of foxing to a few pages at front and rear. Gift note 'Eliza... 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

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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 edgewear. View more info

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In Pursuit of Reason : The Life of Thomas Jefferson

By: Cunningham, Noble E. Jr.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1987

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 21370

ISBN: 0807113751

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


414 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, brown endpapers, [xviii] + 414 pages, index, bibliography, extensive endnotes, 23 b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Blurb: 'A first-rate, one-volume biography that serves the needs of the informed reader, the scholar, and the student alike, with particular focus on Jefferson as a disciple of the Age of Reason.' ; Jacket very slightly faded on spine. No other defects. ; Southern Biography Series 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: $700.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1876

Seller ID: 18600

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 Washita, 6) Kiowa chief Lone Wolf, 7) Arapaho chief Yellow Bear, 8) Arapaho chief Little Raven. ; Cloth shows light wear at extrem... View more info

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Thomas A. Edison Album, the : A Pictorial Biography of Thomas Alva Edison

By: Frost, Lawrence A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20842

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


175 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, brown boards, 175 glossy pages, chronology, index, bibliography, over 200 high-quality historical b/w photos with captions, many never before published. ; Wonderful pictorial biography of great inventor. ; Book shows only a touch of shelf wear. Main defect, vintage bookplate on front free endpaper. Jacket clean and intact with small amount ot rubbing to spine, small sticker at heel. View more info

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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