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Unbowed: A Memoir.

By: Maathai, Wangari

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19463

ISBN: 0307263487

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 16 cm.; xvii - 314 pp. Beige paper over boards with azure cloth on spine with gilt lettering. Boldly signed in a black marker (first name only) by the author on the half title page with previous owner's name inscribed above by Wangari. Stated first edition on the copyright page. The board tail edges show the mildest of shelf wear and the unclipped dust jacket has a trace of shelf wear on the top edge.; Signed by Author View more info

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My Patients Were Zulus.

By: McCord, James B. with John Scott Douglas.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York., Rinehart & Company.: 1951

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26828

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; (6) - 308 pp. Black cloth over boards with copper gilt and red lettering on the spine. First publshed in 1946, this is a later printing. Black and white frontis photograph of Dr. McCord. Signed by the co-writer, John Scott Douglas, with a personal inscription on the front free end paper. The book shows mild wear to the spine tips and has a 'ding' in the tail edge of the front board. Sticker ghost on the top fore corner of the front free end paper. Ot... View more info

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La Vie Passionnée De Napoléon.

By: Merejkovsky, Dmitry.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Paris, France, Editions Seghers: 1960

Seller ID: 1891

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo 21 x 13.5 cm.; 413 pp. Plus 19 pages of notes. The text is in French, translated from the Russian by M. Dumesnil de Gramont. Light grey cloth over boards with green lettering on the spine and front board. Illustrated with several black and white reproductions. This is volume 28 in a collection of biographies issued by Seghers. DJ (in Brodart) is edge worn with small closed tears, chips and creases. View more info

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Mao Tse-Toung.

By: Migot, Andre.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Paris, France., Culture, Art. Loisirs. CAL.: 1965

Seller ID: 21818

Condition: Near Fine


12mo - 17.5 x 15.5 cm.; 309 pp. The text is in French. Pictorial cloth covers. Photographic end papers. White ribbon book mark set into the headband. Profusely illustrated. The head edge of the text block is lightly foxed, otherwise very clean and solid. View more info

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Autobiography.

By: Moltmann-Wendel, Elisabeth.

Price: $8.10

Publisher: London, UK., SCM Press: 1997

Seller ID: 3257

ISBN: 033402708X

Condition: Near Fine


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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Memoirs of My Dead Life: Volume X. The Carra Edition.

By: Moore, George.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York., Boni and Liveright.: 1923.

Seller ID: 21788

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 283 pp. Aqua blue papers over boards with an off white parchment on spine, black lettering on a paper label on the upper spine. Volume X of the Collected Works of George Moore in the Carra Edition, a subscription only edition of 1000 sets with 21 volumes in the set with only the first volume being numbered. Tissue, with caption, protected frontis reproduction "Homage to Manet". Small closed tear on the reverse of this page (half title p... View more info

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Tightrope Passage: Along the Refugee Route to Canada.

By: Moravec, Ivo.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart Ltd.: 1997

Seller ID: 4544

ISBN: 0771065000

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 243 pp. Beige paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Moravec's story of the flight with his family from Communist Czechoslovakia in 1983 plus some added tales of other refugees they met in the months they were housed in a rundown hotel in Vienna. ". . . filled with keen intelligence, unforgettable characters, and a buoyant sense of fun . . ." Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine. View more info

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English Spirituality from Earliest Times to 1700.

By: Mursell, Gordon.

Price: $15.75

Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky., Westminster John Knox Press.: 2001

Seller ID: 31370

ISBN: 0281054088

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; x - 548 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Extensive bibliographies at the end of each of the 5 major sections. Four page general index at the back. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the back paste down end paper. Both the book and the dust jacket show minimal wear and appear to have been used very little if at all. View more info

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Life in Retrospect.

By: Nucker, Katy Moore.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Vantage Press.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4467

ISBN: 533049245

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; vii - 211 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Starts with some brief genealogical information about the Moores and the Nuckers and then relates her life of travel as she and husband, Delmas, travel first to China as members of the UN Rehabilitat ion and Reconstruction Administration then to Alaska, the South Pacific and Afghanistan. Signed on the title page by the author. Some slight shelf wear and a hint of foxing on the text block edges. ... View more info

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The Lindberghs: The Story of a Distinguished Family. (Prospectus, Salesman's Dummy).

By: O'Brien, P. J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., Universal Book and Bible House: 1935

Seller ID: 20249

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; Red cloth over boards with black lettering and line decorations on the front and back boards. An assortment of pages excerpted from the larger book with 32 pages of black and white photographs including the frontis. Nine pages at the back comprising the salesman's "talking" sheet for the larger book and order records, all blank. The externals show mild wear with some spotting on the back. The end papers are slightly tanned, otherwise a clean ... View more info

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Off the Beat.

By: O'Toole, Maureen.

Price: $7.65

Publisher: London, UK., Hodder & Stoughton.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037

ISBN: 0340128976

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 126 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. The story of a London call-girl who reformed through the love and care of others. Fore edges of both boards have a slight bump near the bottom. The dust jacket (unclipped and in Brodart) shows minor edge wear - small chips. View more info

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Russia - My Home.

By: Ponafidine, Emma Cochran (Mme. Pierre Ponafidine)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, New York., Blue Ribbon Books.: 1931

Seller ID: 30338

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 312 pp. Subtitled: An Intimate Record of Personal Experiences Before, During and After the Bolshevist Revolution. A firsthand insight by an American lady married to a Russian of life in Russian as the nation went through extraordinary change. Frontis photos of author. The text block head edge is stained red as issued. Red cloth-covered boards have light wear, as does the text block edges, former owner's name on front free endpaper, bit of soiling in ... View more info

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The Storyteller: Memory, Secrets, Magic and Lies. A Memoir of Hungary.

By: Porter, Anna.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Doubleday: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18341

ISBN: 0385259565

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; viii - 324 pp. Blue paper over boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. Porter recounts the stories learned from her grandfather , Vilmos Racz known affectionately as Vili, told to her while she was growing up in Budapest during the 1950's and 40's. View more info

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Feargus O'Connor: Irishman and Chartist.

By: Read, Donald and Eric Glasgow.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, UK., Edward Arnold.: 1961

Seller ID: 30492

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 160 pp. Green cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. Black and white frontis portrait of O'Connor. Five page bibliography and a 4 page index. Slight darkening (dust soiling) of the head edge of the text block, otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. The dust jacket has minor shelf wear to the spine tips and fore corners with some light soiling on the back panel. View more info

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Paul the Apostle.

By: Ricciotti, Giuseppe.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Bruce Publishing.: 1953

Seller ID: 30518

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xi - 540 pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering (quite faded) on the spine. First published in English in 1952, this is the second printing. Translated by Alba I. Zizzamia from the Italian edition of 1946. Well illustrated with many black and white photographs, reproductions and maps. Eight page general index and a 6 page scripture index. The library markings, none of which are external, are a bookplate and blacked out markings on the front fr... View more info

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The Christian Revolutionary: John Milton.

By: Richmond, Hugh M.

Price: $8.10

Publisher: Berkeley, California., University of California Press: 1974

Seller ID: 11069

ISBN: 0520024435

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; xi - 201 pages. Tan coloured cloth ovr boards with gilt lettering on a red spine panel. From the dust jacket: ". . . . the blind and defeated poet had become deeply suspicious of reason and idealism, turning to a pragmatic reconciliation with human irrationality and fallibility. This shift in attitudes underlies and largely defines Milton's achievements in his last three great works . . . .". Faint erasure ghost on the front free end paper, very slig... 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

Seller ID: 18298

ISBN: 0297776665

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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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The Runaway.

By: Sanford, Roger.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland., America House: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9607

ISBN: 1588518892

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 208 pp. A semi-autobiographical novel about a hard-luck young lad and his journey through life, eventually returning to the island of his dreams where he lives happily ever after. Black remainder mark on the head edge. Minor wear to the cover edges. Stated first printing. View more info

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William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim.

By: Schmidt, Gary D.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan., William B. Eerdmans: 2002

Seller ID: 8513

ISBN: 0802851487

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 17.5 cm.; xi - 200 pp. A biography of William Bradford, the founder of Plymouth Colony, and written for younger readers - "Eerdmans Books For Young Readers". Illustrated with maps, paintings and historical illustrations. View more info

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The Road to Bithynia, A Novel of Luke, the Beloved Physician.

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York., Doubleday & Company.: 1951

Seller ID: 32191

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 330 pp. Slaughter (1908-2001) was a prolific American novelist, physician and Christian. Grey cloth-covered boards have a bit of soiling, minor edgewear. Mapped endpapers. Text is clean, binding sturdy. Dust jacket lightly soiled with chipping and closed tears, flap has original price of $3.50 T.R.T.B. View more info