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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 with no additional printings made note of on same or verso. Translator's note ('observation') on following page. Interior is cl... View more info

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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 were designed by Douglas C. Henderson. The book shows mild wear to the externals, has a faint ghost of a sticker on the lower... 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 shelfwear and former owner's name on front endpaper; a clean text and sturdy binding. Dust jacket lightly soiled with light edgew... View more info

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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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Salt and Sincerity from Letters to Belinda.

By: Humphreys, Arthur L. (Lee); aka - Arthur Pendenys.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York., Dodge Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 7780

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 13 cm.; vii - (1) - 183 - (1) - pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Embossed panel on front (1.5" x 4") in white with gilt lettering, decorations, and border stamped thereon. No date of publication given but circa 1908 - 1909. Presumed first edition. Dodge states that it does (did?) use the First Edition identifier on copyright page and if not a first, then removed the line and substituted "First Published" with subsequent printings listed. Neither of these are present. OCLC lists one edition by Walls, Gardner, Darton from 1908 (cataloguing error?) and lo... 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 from mild marginal foxing on some pages to others where the foxing is more prevalent. Some marginalia is present in the form of... View more info

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A Song of Ascents: A Spiritual Autobiography.

By: Jones, E. Stanley.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee., Abingdon Press.: 1968

Seller ID: 30659

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 400 pp. Green cloth over boards with a lighter green lettering on the spine. All 3 text block edges are stained green to match as issued though the head and fore edges are quite faded now. Three page foreword by James K. Matthews, Jones' son-in-law. Five page index at the back. Mild shelf wear to the board edges and spine tips, otherwise very clean with a sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. 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 address label on the backfree end paper. The book shows just a whisper of wear to the spine tips while the unclipped dust jacket ha... 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

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Charles G. D. Roberts.

By: Keith, W. J.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Copp Clark Publishing.: 1969

Seller ID: 30849

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; vii - 136 pp. Studies in Canadian Literature series. Footnotes, bibliography. A study of the great Canadian poet and writer of animal stories, Charles Roberts. Minor soiling on card stock covers; a clean, tight copy. View more info

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Ludwik XI: ". . . Europa W Sieci Pajaka . . ."

By: Kendall, Paul Murray.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Warsaw, Poland., Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy.: 1976

Seller ID: 24394

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 14 cm.; 430 - [6] pp., Black cloth over boards with white lettering on spine and front board. Translated from English into Polish by Irena Szymanska from the 1971 George Allen and Unwin edition originally entitled "Louis XI, The Universal Spider". illustrated with 32 full page plates of which 8 are in colour plus several black and white maps. The unclipped dust jacket has some very mild edge wear. View more info

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My Church Was a Mental Hospital.

By: Knights, Jr., Ward A.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., Pilgrim Press - United Church: 1974

Seller ID: 11337

ISBN: 0829802878

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 125 pp. Black paper over boards with white lettering on spine. Knights has served as chaplain at several state run institutions and putting together his experiences and reflections with a mythical chaplain (Arthur King) working at the Smithville State Hospital, again fictional, he describes the joys, triumphs and sorrows of living the Gospel in such a demanding environment. Previous owner's name on ffep. Very minor wear elsewhere. The dust jacket (unclipped and in a protective sleeve) shows some small nicks and chips at the corners with some soiling on the back. View more info

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Body and Soul: The Other Side of Illness.

By: Kreinheder, Albert.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Inner City Books.: 1991

Seller ID: 32524

ISBN: 091912349X

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 110 pp. Three page foreword by Wiliam O. Walcott. A volume in the series "Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts". Previous owner's name on the title page, otherwise near fine and showing a wee bit of wear to the edges of the covers. 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

Seller ID: 22024

Condition: Very Good


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 free end papers, the half title pages and a pocket on the back free end papers. With the exception of sunning (fading) on the bo... View more info

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The Oppidan.

By: Leslie, Shane (Sir John Randolph Leslie).

Price: $16.20

Publisher: London, UK., Chatto & Windus.: 1969

Seller ID: 32064

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; xv - 365 pp. Landmark Library edition. First published in 1922, this is a later reprint. Leslie (1885-1971), writing of his school days at Eton College, presents "a gallery of vivid portraits based on his memories of boys and masters, and for this edition he has compiled a list of dramatis personae to identify his principal characters. . ." Brown paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering and gilt decoration on front board. Lower corners lightly bumped, some soiling on text block edges, otherwise, a clean, sturdy volume. Dust jacket has some soiling and edgewear. View more info

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David Wilson: Dean of St. Patrick's.

By: Lindsay, H. F. Selwood.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland., Church of Ireland.: 1961

Seller ID: 32689

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 45 pp. Green cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 15 black and white photographs. Two page introduction by Arthur W. Barton, the then archbishop of the Church of Ireland. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper which is corner clipped also. Otherwise very clean with a sound binding. The dust jacket is worn on the edges and tape repaired on the inside. View more info

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Léon Bloy et son époque, 1870-1914.

By: Lory, Marie-Joseph.

Price: $7.65

Publisher: Paris, France., Desclee De Brouwer: 1944

Seller ID: 9540

Condition: Good


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 222 pp. The text is in French. Card stock covers with black and red lettering on front and a sewn binding. The fore-edge of the text block is untrimmed with many pages unopened all as issued. The spine is darkened as are the page margins. View more info

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Quite an Undertaking: The Story of Violet Guymer, Canada's First Female Licensed Funeral Director.

By: Lycar, Elizabeth and Lorrie Guymer Hutton.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Kelowna, B.C., Nip and Tuck Publishing.: 2002

Seller ID: 22607

ISBN: 0968029930

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 200 pp. The story of a courageous woman who immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1909. Nine years later, she was widowed, had six children and no means of support. So she became the undertaker in the "primitive and isolated" northern town of La Pas, Manitoba. These are the memoirs of her and her youngest daughter, illustrated with lots of b/w photos. A clean, tight copy. View more info