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A Joyful Pilgrimage: My Life in Community.

By: Arnold, Emmy. (Cofounder Of The Bruderhof).

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Farmington, Pennsylvania., Plough Publishing House., 1999


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 176 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. From the back cover: "In the tumultuous aftermath of the First World War, thousands of young Germans defied the social mores of their parents . . . in search of freedom, social equality, nature, and community. Hiking clubs were formed and work camps . . . rural folk schools and communes sprang up . . . In the 1930s, Nazism swallowed this so-called Youth Movement virtually whole . . . (this) is the engagi... View more info

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A Man of the Thirties.

By: Rowse, A. L. (Alfred Leslie Rowse).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, UK., Weidenfeld and Nicolson., 1979


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 215 pp. A prolific writer, Rowse (1903-1997), was best known as a Cornish historian and Poet and a Shakespearean scholar. This is his life in the 1930s, based on his diaries and journals - a Marxist, a Labour Party candidate, a friend of Adam von Trott who became a famous figure of the German Resistance, among other events and people. Index. Text is tight and clean. Dust jacket has minor general wear. View more info

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A New Light on Lord Macaulay.

By: Hassard, Albert R., BCL.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Confederation Life Building, Rockingham Press, 1918


12mo - 18 x 12.5 cm.; 76 pp. Green cloth over boards with black lettering on spine and front. Frontis of Lord Macaulay A short biography of Lord Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859), English lawyer, politician, essayist, poet and historian. Hassard, the author, was a Canadian and authored, among other books, "Famous Canadian Trials". The fore and tail edges of the text block are not trimmed. The externals show mild shelf wear and soiling. The interior is very clean and th... View more info

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A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton.

By: Chedzoy, Alan.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: London, UK., Allison & Busby., 1992


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 312 pp. Illustrated with eight black and white plates. The story of a woman accused of adultery with the then Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne, and her resulting fight to establish a woman's rights with regards their children and property. Minor shelf wear to the covers, black remainder dot on the tail edge of the text block, otherwise very clean and tight.; Remainder View more info

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Abraham Lincoln's World.

By: Foster, Genevieve.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York., Charles Scribner's Sons., 1944

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


4to - 25.5 x 19 cm.; x - 347 pp. Green cloth over boards with off-white lettering on the spine and art work centered on the front board. Signed and dated with a personal inscription by the author on the half title page. Loosely laid in is a mimeographed list of Newberry Award Winners issued by the Chicago Public Library and signed by Genevieve Foster on the back. The book is well illustrated by the author. Five page "Index of Characters" at the back. The book sho... View more info

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Accent on Life.

By: Armitage, Merle.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ames, Iowa., Iowa State University Press., 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 386 pp. Black cloth over boards with red and white lettering on spine, blind stamped MA monogram on front. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs.Signed and inscribed on the verso of the front free end paper as follows: " For dear Frances who reaches for the stars! Warmly - Merle Armitage 1973". Frances is Frances Rich, a sculptor of some renown from the midwest and the daughter of Irene Rich of Hollywood fame. Loosely la... View more info

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Aftershock, The Story of a Psychotic Episode.

By: Wolfe, Ellen.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 216 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Spine is faded and text edges are dust soiled. The cloth (being black) shows some fading near edges with a small white spot on lower left on the front. DJ (in Brodart cover) is edge worn with some surface chips on back top edge and a 'crumple' on the front lower fore edge corner. Subtitled on DJ as "A Woman's Deeply Moving Struggle to Return to Life After a Mental Breakdown". View more info

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Alexander MacKay: Missionary and Engineer.

By: Evans, A. R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, UK., Oliphants., 1956

Edition: First Edition


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 95 pp. Bright yellow cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine and the the front board with a black line drawing illustrating the front board also. Full colour frontis drawing of Mackay operating a hand pump. From the dust jacket: "The first engineer missionary, Alexander Mackay answered the challenge made by H. M. Stanley to send a missionary to Uganda, to teach the people to become Christian, and cure their diseases . . . and turn ... View more info

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Autobiography.

By: Moltmann-Wendel, Elisabeth.

Price: $8.10

Publisher: London, UK., SCM Press, 1997


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; xix - 188 pp. One of the pioneer figures of feminist theology and wife of Jurgen Moltmann. She tells her own story of a childhood in Nazi Germany, her studies, marriage and the development of her own career. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Beau Nash: Monarch of Bath and Tunbridge Wells.

By: Connely, Willard.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Werner Laurie, 1955


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; viii - 184 pp. red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on a blue spine panel. Illustrated with 13 black and white plates one of which is the frontis. The remaining 12 plates are printed on both sides of a coated paper. Beau Nash was a one-time Master of Ceremonies at the spa in Bath and concurrently at the more provincial resort located in Tunbridge Wells. Beau Nash has been called by some the most picturesque dandy of the age. Connely writes from ... View more info

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Beneath the Banner: Being Narratives of Noble Deeds and Brave Lives.

By: Cross, F. J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK., Cassell and Company., 1895


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; viii - 244 - (16) pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and with blind stamped decoration on the spine and both boards. All text block edges are gilt as issued. First published in 1894, this is the second edition. Illustrated with many black and white engravings, head pieces, tail pieces and full page. Thirty-nine narratives in all from common working folk to world famous explorers. The externals show mild we... View more info

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Dictionnaire biographique des auteurs. Tome 1. A - J. Tome 2. K - Z.

By: Laffont / Bompiani.

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Paris, France., Societe d'edition de Dictionnaires et Encyclopedies., 1964


4to - 27 x 21 cm.; Volume 1: 749 pp. Volume 2: 749 pp. The text is in French. Burgundy cloth over boards with black and white lettering on spine. Illustrated (with sample autographs) end papers. Also profusely illustrated with many black and white photographs and reproductions. Off-white ribbon book mark set into the headband of volume 1. First published in 1956, this is the second edition. Library markings are a sticker ghost on the lower spines, stamp on the front fre... View more info

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Dmytro Antonovych / Valentina Radzimovsky / M. I. Tuhan-Baranowsky: His Contribution to Science and Community.

By: V. Mijakovskyj, Ivan Rozhin, Andrij Kachor.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences, 1967, 1968, 1969


8vo - 23 x 16 cm.; Three center-stapled booklets from the Ukrainian Scholars series, nos. 14, 15, 16. All have an English title page as well as Ukrainian title page, text is in Ukrainian. 48 pp., 48 pp., 26 pp. Photos. Card stock covers of three booklets are glued together near the spine creating an unseparable set. Usual library markings, light soiling on covers, light edgewear. ; Ex-Library View more info

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Donoso Cortes, Cassandra of the Age

By: Herrera, R. A.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan., William B. Eerdmans., 1995


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xxii - 144 pp. Don Juan Donoso Cortes (1809-1853) was a Spanish author, political theorist and diplomat. "This study of the mercurial life and thought . . . enters the kaleidoscopic world of nineteenth-century Europe . . . Herrera stresses the religious, social and political importance of Donoso's thought and highlights its significance in light of present-day vicissitudes." Footnotes, bibliography, index. Herrera is professor of philosophy at ... View more info

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Edna Manley, The Private Years 1900 - 1938

By: Brown, Wayne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Andre Deutsch., 1975


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 264 pp. Edna Manley (1900-1987) was a fine sculptress, wife of Jamaica's first Prime Minister, Norman Manley, and mother of Michael, also a Prime Minister. This biography focuses primarily on her life and contribution to the cultural life of Jamaica. She gave the author, Wayne Brown, himself a Tinidadian poet, access to all her papers as he wrote this account. Photos mainly of her work, bibliography, index. Blue paper-covered boards with gilt spine... View more info