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The Life of Cola di Rienzo.

By: N/A

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.: 1975

Seller ID: 29178

ISBN: 088844267X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 166 pp. Volume 18 in the "Mediaeval Sources in Translation" series from PIMS. Translated from the mediaeval Italian and with a 16 page introduction by John Wright. From the back cover: ". . . a romantic visionary who led a popular revolution against the rapacious and tyrannical barons of medieval Rome. It vivdly describes Cola's brief tragi-comic reign as Tribune of a restored Roman republic in 1347, his subsequent pilgrimage to the imperia... View more info

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Spoke, A Biography of Tris Speaker

By: Alexander, Charles C.

Price: $17.60

Publisher: Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press.: 2007

Seller ID: 20110

ISBN: 0870745174

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xxi - 360 pp. Endnotes, bibliography, index. Renowned baseball historian Alexander has chronicled the twenty-two career of arguably the greatest centerfielder in baseball's history. One corner bumped; a new, unread copy. 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

Seller ID: 21540

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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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A Joyful Pilgrimage: My Life in Community.

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

Price: $5.40

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

Seller ID: 5196

ISBN: 0874869560

Condition: Fine


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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The Remaking of an American.

By: Banks, Elizabeth.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York., Doubleday, Doran & Company.: 1928

Seller ID: 22699

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15.5 cm.; [10] - 297 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind ruled borders on front board. An autobiographical 'apologetic' by Banks (1865-1938). Elizabeth, though born in the USA, spent the majority of her life in England where she worked as a journalist and author while residing at 17 Downing Street and needless to say, some one who lived at that address also moved in the society that frequented the street. She also wrote under th... View more info

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Life Stories.

By: Barker, A. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, UK., Hogarth Press.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26839

ISBN: 0701205385

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; 319 pp. Aqua-marine blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Sixteen stories, all of an autobiographical nature some of which had been previously published in various forms. The book shows only very mild wear to the spine tips while the clipped dust jacket shows mild wear to the head edge. View more info

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Reed City Boy.

By: Bazzett, Timothy James.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Reed City, Michigan., Rathole Books.: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22609

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; v - 199 pp. Full colour photographic covers and illustrated with many black and white photographs throughout the text. The memoirs of growing up Catholic in central Michigan. Signed with an inscription to his sister by the author on the dedication page. Minor shelf wear to the covers, otherwise clean and sound.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Story of Lindbergh: The Lone Eagle (Salesman's or Publisher's Dummy)

By: Beamish, Richard J.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, John C. Winston Company Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 20250

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; A salesman's or publisher's dummy. Blue cloth with gilt / black lettering and decorations on front and back boards. The sporadic pagination ends with p. 283 and there can't be more than 80 to 100 (320+ in regular printing) pages bound into the book. 30 (32 in regular printing) b/w plates are included. Last page before the back free end paper is an advert for the real item. It would appear that the original title did not have the word "Boy's" ... View more info

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In Search of Muhammad.

By: Bennett, Clinton.

Price: $7.65

Publisher: London, UK., Cassell And Co.: 1998

Seller ID: 3712

ISBN: 0304704016

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; x - 276 pp. Bibliography. The chapter headings are a good indication of how this author approaches his subject. 1. Muhammad of History: the Primary Sources 2. The Sources: a Critical Evaluation 3. Non-Muslim Lives of Muhammad: from the 7th to the 16th Centuries 4. Non-Muslim Lives: from the Renaissance to Todayj5. Muhammad's Significance in Muslim Life and Thought 6. Conversations Islamic, Conclusion: Towards a Postmodern Theology of Religions. Ben... View more info

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Edward III: Monarch of Chivalry.

By: Bevan, Bryan.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Rubicon Press.: 1992

Seller ID: 28237

ISBN: 0948695277

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; vi - 162 pp. Illustrated with 6 pages of black and white plates. From the back cover: "His glorious reign of fifty years saw the development of parliament, the flowering of English literature and architecture, the prosperity of the cloth trade, and not the least the growing feeling among the English of a sense of nationhood." Seven pages of notes, a 2 page bibliography and a 4 page index. Minor shelf wear to the covers, otherwise clean with... View more info

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My Friend Upstairs.

By: Black, Kay

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Cumberland, Ontario, Cumberland Communication Concepts.: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19063

ISBN: 0969935404

Condition: Very Good


21.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 156 pp. A collection of thoughts and memories, along with a few photos, of the author, a member of St. Andrew's United Church, Cumberland, Ontario. Bound with plastic coil, inscribed by author on title page. A clean copy. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Nehru: a Political Biography.

By: Brecher, Michael.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, UK., Oxford University Press.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4054

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 682 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Index, bibliography, maps, b/w photos. Jawaharlal Nehru, an important figure in the history of modern India. Brecher was Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. The book shows a hint of shelf wear as does the dust jacket which has ligh soiling on back panel. The book appears to have been used very little if at all. 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

Seller ID: 25180

ISBN: 0233967311

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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

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Joe O'Malley and Us: A Powerful Biography in Celebration of the Canadian American Irish Family.

By: Callander, Imogene Ann.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mullett Lake, Michigan., Straw Hat Publishing.: 1996

Seller ID: 22533

ISBN: 0964886707

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xviii - 182 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed by the author with a warm inscription to Father O'Malley on the first page. 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

Seller ID: 23712

ISBN: 0749001666

Condition: Very Good


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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Beau Nash: Monarch of Bath and Tunbridge Wells.

By: Connely, Willard.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., Werner Laurie: 1955

Seller ID: 17445

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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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From Design to Discovery.

By: Cram, Donald J. (Jefferey I. Seeman, general editor).

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, DC., American Chemical Society.: 1990

Seller ID: 29214

ISBN: 0841217688

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xxi - 146 pp. Blue paper over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and the front board. A volume from the series "Profiles, Pathways, and Dreams: Autobiographies of Eminent Chemists". Well illustrated with black and white photographs and black and white line drawings. Ten pages of bibliographic references and a 12 page index. The spine tips show minor shelf wear, else fine. 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

Seller ID: 26845

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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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Places Where They Sing: Memoirs of a Church Musician.

By: Dakers, Lionel.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Norwich, UK., Canterbury Press.: 1995

Seller ID: 5164

ISBN: 1853111228

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; xii - 239 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. Autobiography of "one of the most world travelled church musicians of our time. For sixteen years while Director of the Royal School of Church Music, Dakers had the privilege to visit many outposts of the Anglican Communion . . . organ pupil of Sir Edward Bairstow . . . Assistant organist of Sir William Harris at St. George's Chapel, ... View more info

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Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover. (in 2 Volumes).

By: Doran, Dr.

Price: $63.00

Publisher: London, UK., Richard Bentley.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6635

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; Volume 1; (4) - vii - (1) - 439 - (3) pp. Volume 2; (4) - 395 - (3) pp. Half bound in green leather with marbled paper. Marbled text block edges and end papers. Preliminaries and blanks at back in both volumes show moderate to heavy foxing. Bindings are tight with no discernible weakness. Board edges are worn, corners are mildly bunmped with tips worn through, shelf wear to marbled board papers. Spine is highly gilded with title and volume # on red dy... View more info