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

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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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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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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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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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

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Ludwig Borne: Recollections of a Revolutionist.

By: Heine, Heinrich.

Price: $54.00

Publisher: London, UK., Newman & Co.: 1881

Seller ID: 746

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 189 pp. Grey / blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Black border design stamped on the head and tail edges of the spine and the front board, blind stamped on the back board. The externals shows mild shelf wear to extremities. Remains of bookplate from previous owner on front free end paper. The text block head edge dust soiled and quite darkened. This edition is abridged and translated by Thomas Selby Egan. Title page date is 1881 wi... View more info

Image for For the Greater Glory: Biographical Sketches of Six Humanitarians Whose Lives Have Been . . .

For the Greater Glory: Biographical Sketches of Six Humanitarians Whose Lives Have Been . . .

By: Henderson, Dorothy.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: New York., Exposition Press.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27439

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 188 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with dark blue lettering on the spine and the front board. Stated first edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white portrait photographs of the six subjects who are Marion Hilliard, Roland Hayes, Kurt Lewin, Kasturbai Gandhi, E. Robert Schmitz and Howard Thurman. Each biographical sketch has a black and white head piece or symbol on the first page of each and they ... View more info

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Letters from Westerbork.

By: Hillesum, Etty.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: New York., Pantheon Books, Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3739

ISBN: 0394553500

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; xviii - 156 pp. Ivory papered boards with ivory cloth on spine, gilt lettering on spine, white decorations on front. Stated 1st American edition. Introduction and notes by Jan G. Gaarlandt, translation by Arnold J. Pomerans. Illustrated with b/w photographs. DJ (unclipped and in Brodart) shows minor soiling with wear on the extremities. View more info

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James J. Hill, A Great Life in Brief.

By: Holbrook, Stewart H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York., Alfred A. Knopf.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28199

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 205, vii pp. Hill, the "Empire Builder", (1838-1916) was a Canadian-American railroad executive with the Great Northern Railway responsible for building railways across the northern US. The dust jacket flap describes him as "part visionary, part robber baron, part buccaneer". Bibliography, index. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering and blind-stamped title on front cover, red stain on the text block head. Bit of shel... View more info

Image for The Tiger: The Life of Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929.

The Tiger: The Life of Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929.

By: Holt, Edgar.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, UK., Hamish Hamilton.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24984

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 303 pp. A biography "which presents Clemenceau 'in the round' - not only as politician, but also as patriot, lover of the French soil, journalist, author, friend, husband, father, and above all as an intensely human being." Photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. Holt wrote many books of nineteenth-century history. Green paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. A clean, sturdy volume. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear. View more info

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The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A., Some Time Student of Christ Church, Oxford, Comprising a Review of His Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism, with Notices of Contemporary Events and Characters.

By: Jackson, Thomas.

Price: $81.00

Publisher: New York., G. Lane & P. P. Sanford.: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29966

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; 797 pp. Rebound in a mottled brown cloth with a faux leather finish over boards and gilt lettering with borders on the spine. Tissue protected black and white frontis portrait engraving of Wesley. Published for the Conference Office of the Methodist Episcopal Church on Mulberry Street and printed by J. Collard. The rebound case work of this volume can be described as near fine and the binding itself is very good and sound. The text pages are foxed fr... View more info

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Men Who Served Africa.

By: Kamm, Josephine.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK., George G. Harrap & Co.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5252

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; [2] - 176 pp. Orange cloth with brown lettering on spine. Includes 9 illustrations and one map. General but mild wear to the book with some crimping noted on the cloth boards at the spine probably from the binding operation. DJ (unclipped and in Brodart) is soiled and the spine crown is chipped. A companion volume to Kamm's "They Served the People" considering some of the more obscure but no less important, African pioneers. View more info

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Miracle in the Mountains.

By: Kane, Harnett T. with Inez Henry.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Garden City, New York., Doubleday.: 1956

Seller ID: 29217

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (6) - 320 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and small red highlights (dots). Illustrated (with photographs) end papers. No additional printings are noted. The story of Martha Berry, the founder of Berry College, which was the result of her "crusade for the mountain people,of the south". Inez Henry was her private secretary. Previous owner's gift note on the first blank page and also her addres... View more info

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The First Mrs Thomas Hardy.

By: Kay-Robinson, Denys.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: London, UK, Macmillan.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28548

ISBN: 0333220072

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; x - 278 pp. Including index plus sources and notes. Tan denim cloth over boards with brown lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. The dust jacket (unclipped and in an archival cover) shows mild wear on the top edge. The book is gently bumped on head edge of back with mild shelf wear to the spine crown and heel and the spine is a tad faded. A biography of Emma Lavina Gifford, Thomas Hardy's first wife. View more info