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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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Lilies Amongst Thorns: Chinese Christians Tell Their Story Through Blood and Tears.

By: Danyun.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Tonbridge, UK., Sovereign World.: 1991

Seller ID: 30266

ISBN: 1852400951

Condition: Near Fine


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 352 pp. Translated from the Chinese by Brother Dennis. Foreword by Marilyn Hickey. Very minor wear to the fore corners of the covers, otherwise an as-new and unused book. View more info

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Emily Hickey; Poet, Essayist - Pilgrim, A Memoir.

By: Dinnis, Enid.

Price: $67.50

Publisher: London, UK., Harding & More.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31274

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 126 pp. Light blue paper over boards with beige cloth on the spine and a brown lettered paste-on paper label at the head of the spine. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies this copy is not numbered. Sepia toned frontis photograph of Emily Hickey. Enid Dinnis' introduction and essay on Emily run up to page 60, then followed by Emily's "Pilgrim Songs" and "Sabbath Songs". The text is printed on a cream toned woven paper with the the fore and tai... 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

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Spy-Jacked! A Tale of Spain.

By: Dowden, Mavis Bacca

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Pulborough, UK, SMH Publishing.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21000

ISBN: 951261924

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; [4] - 261 - [1] pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Dowden left Italy at the onset of the second world war and settled in Spain living in a convent. She became involved with the resistance in Barcelona and rescued prisoners who fled France over the Pyrenees into Spain. Arrested for espionage, she was imprisoned. Illustrated with five pages of black and white photographs, one of which is a frontis portrait. The publisher's name h... View more info

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The Divine Mistress.

By: Edwards, Samuel.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York., David McKay.: 1970

Seller ID: 22053

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; 275 pp. A biography of Emilie du Chatelet, the adored mistress of Voltaire for fourteen years and the wife of the Marquis du Chatelet-Lomont. She must have been a real charmer as she handled the two men simultaneously plus more. From the jacket flap: "When Emilie died at the age of 40 in childbirth, her husband, Voltaire, and the father, a new lover, wept together." A brilliant woman, Emilie was "an admirable horsewoman, a gambler of high... View more info

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Mission Accomplished Under Sentence of Death: Life of Henry Steel.

By: Erny, Edward.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Westchester, Illinois., Good News Publisher.: 1967

Seller ID: 30431

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 13.5 cm.; 96 pp. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white photographs. Henry Steel was a minister with the Oriental Missionary Society and this account is taken from the original manuscript written for that same society. Minor wear to the covers and the first page is clipped on the top fore edge corner, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Mission Accomplished Under Sentence of Death: Life of Henry Steel.

By: Erny, Edward.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Westchester, Illinois., Good News Publisher.: 1967

Seller ID: 30432

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 13.5 cm.; 96 pp. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white photographs. Henry Steel was a minister with the Oriental Missionary Society and this account is taken from the original manuscript written for that same society. Minor wear to the covers and the first page is clipped on the top fore edge corner, otherwise clean with a sound binding. 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

Seller ID: 27169

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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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Dispatches From the Global Village.

By: Evans, Derek.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Kelowna, British Columbia., Wood Lake Publishing.: 2007

Seller ID: 30790

ISBN: 1551455536

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 190 pp. Evans is a Canadian who has traveled the world working for various human rights organization including Amnesty International. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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The Rosalie Evans Letters from Mexico.

By: Evans, Rosalie. (editor - Daisy Caden Pettus).

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana., Bobbs-Merrill Co.: 1926

Seller ID: 4695

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 19 x 13 cm.; 472 pp. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. Illustrated with black white photographs. Daisy Caden Pettus is Rosalie's sister. These letters describe the plight and struggle that Rosalie went through in order to obtain justice as a foreigner living in Mexico during the turbulent times during WW I and the post war aftermath. Book shows minor wear to the extremities. Some pages are unopened on the fore edges. The te... View more info

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G. K. Chesterton; A Biography.

By: Ffinch, Michael.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, UK., Weidenfeld & Nicolson.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30135

ISBN: 0297788582

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; (14) - 369 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photogrpahs. Sixteen pages of references, 3 page list of selected works by Chesterton and a 7 page index. Some light sunning or fading to the head edges of the boards, else fine. The dust jacket is not clipped. View more info

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Hands to the Needy, Marguerite d'Youville, Apostle to the Poor.

By: Fitts, Sister Mary Pauline, G.N.S.H.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania., Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.: 2000

Seller ID: 30836

ISBN: 0967971608

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; xiii - 293 pp. Approbations present. Biography of the Foundress of the Grey Nuns. Bibliography, index. An as-new and unused book. 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

Seller ID: 27286

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


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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Least-Expected Heroes of the Holocaust: Personal Memories.

By: Gara, Vera.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Self-published.: 2011

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26881

ISBN: 0987778900

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; (10) - 123 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the back cover, a comment written by the Hon. David Kilgour: ". . . Vera Gara tells of a childhood of virtually unimaginable circumstances beginning in 1938 when her Jewish Austrian family was forced to flee from Vienna to Hungary at the beginning of the Nazi nightmare. She guides readers through the ensuing ordeals which involved being forced into ghettos, then cattle cars, and mo... View more info

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Emma Bell Miles

By: Gaston, Kay Baker

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Walden's Ridge Historical Association.: 1985

Seller ID: 22003

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xi - 249 pp. Biography of Miles (1879-1919) a writer, poet and artist in love with the Appalachian Mountains where she and her family lived in great poverty. A number of her stories and a few books were published; her major work is "The Spirit of the Mountain" published in 1905. List of Emma's works at end of biography. B/w photos. Minor edgewear on card stock cover, inscription of former owner on verso of front cover; otherwise, text pages a... View more info

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Human Tortoises, A Spastic's Story.

By: Godwin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish.: 1960

Seller ID: 19149

Condition: Good+


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 143 pp. Autobiography of a man with cerebral palsy and his triumphs. Paper-covered boards lightly soiled with bumped corners, former owner's name on front free endpaper, small closed tear on last page; binding sturdy, text pages clean. View more info

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Two Sides of the Atlantic; Notes of an Anglo-American Newspaperman.

By: Grant, Hamil.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, UK., Grant Richards Ltd.: 1917

Seller ID: 8866

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 311 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. A Brit's look at different aspects of American culture in the early 20th century such as newspapers, British in the US, social class, summer resorts, West Point and the Navy, millionaires, Americans in Britain, the Canadian bush . . . . . The spine is sunned, the corners bumped and the edges show mild shelf wear. Light foxing in text and that is confined to the first and last ... View more info

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P. E. Svinhufvud, 1861-1936.

By: Gummerus, Herman.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland., 1936

Seller ID: 14095

Condition: Good+


4to - 25.5 x 19.5 cm.; 32 - [32] pp. The text is in French. "Publié par le Comité Organisant la Célébration du Soixante-Quinzième Anniversaire du Président de la République Finlandaise". Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861-1944) was President of Finland from 1931-1937. The last 32 pages are photos of Svinhufvud. Paper wraps are soiled with edgewear of small tears and creases to the overhanging yap. View more info