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The Secretaries of State : Portraits and Biographical Sketches

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1978

Seller ID: 001488

Condition: Good+


125 pp. Paper covers with wear to edges, corners are creased, ex. lib. notes on front and back covers (identification numbers, stamp and writing). Interior is clean. Book in Good+ condition. View more info

SIMON NEWCOMB. Memorial Addresses

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philosophical Society of Washington,: 1910

Seller ID: 002972

Condition: Very Good-


Memorial Addresses by Charles K. Wead, James Bryce, Milton Updegraff, R.S. Woodward, L.O. Howard, Herbert Putnam, and E.M. Gallaudet. Resolutions Read by O.H. Tittmann. Read before Philosophical Society of Washington, December 4, 1909. Bulletin, Vol. XV, pp. 133-167. pages uncut. mildly faded/soiled covers. ex.-mus stamp and number on front cover, otherwise in VG condition. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Frontis. portrait of Newcomb. View more info

IN MEMORIAM. WILLIAM GREENE

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 003732

Condition: Very Good


A tribute to a "pioneer" of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "Most men are satisfied to accumulate a fortune for themselves, but very few are identified with the whole life of a town from its first settlement until it has grown to be a city of twenty thousand people. Wm. Green was one of these few men. He has been closely identified with the whole history of Cedar Rapids, from the building of the first permanent house to the building of the last street railroad..." 2... View more info

A SKETCH OF THE SERVICES OF THE LATE W.W.SEATON IN CONNECTION WITH THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, AND SOME NOTICES OF HIS LIFE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1867

Seller ID: 003733

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


" In 1846 Mr. Seaton, being then mayor of Washington, and surpassed by on one in zeal for the public good and in the influence due to his rare social qualities, his known integrity, and peculiarly winning and unaffected eloquence, united with other gentlemen of like feelings in quring upon Congress the organization of an establishment which should at length do justice to the benevolent and far-sighted views which had dictated the bequest." pp.80-87. mildly soiled... View more info

SKETCH OF HENRY CARVILL LEWIS

By: N/A

Price: $55.00

Publisher: 1889

Seller ID: 004920

Condition: Very Good


Reprint from "Popular Science Monthly", July, 1889. Vol. XXXV.-26. Pages 402-408. Includes a list of Prof. Lewis's published papers from the "American Geologist". Tan covers with black lettering on front. Covers are Very Good+. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Henry Carvill Lewis (November 16, 1853 - July 21, 1888),was an American geologist. View more info

OXBERRY'S DRAMATIC BIOGRAPHY, AND HISTRIONIC ANECDOTES: VOLUME IV

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, George Virtue: 1826

Seller ID: 005312

Condition: Good


Collection of memoirs and anecdotes. 284 pp. Red cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine. Covers in Poor condition with water mark (dirt stain) on front cover, bumped covers, and rubbed edges along both covers and spine. Uncut page edges. Two holes from silverfish on both top and bottom of book interior, but does not interfere with text. Broken hinges, stamps and signatures from previous owner on several front pages. Overall book is in Good condition. View more info

CONSECRATED TALENTS: OR, THE LIFE OF MRS. MARY W. MASON

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton & Lanahan: 1870

Seller ID: 006285

Condition: Fair


With an introduction by Bishop James. "The biographies of Holy Scripture, written under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, constitute one of the most interesting and important parts of the book of books." 285 pp. Brown cloth covers with faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed with areas of boards exposed, light scuffing to cover faces, joints rubbed. Spine ends are torn and missing, exposing areas of the binding.... View more info

DEWEY: AND OTHER GREAT NAVAL COMMANDERS

By: Adams, W. H. Davenport

Price: $37.50

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons:

Seller ID: 006579

Condition: Good


A Series of Biographies. Other commanders included are Sir Francis Drake, Robert Blake, Lord Anson, Lord Rodney, Earl Howe, Earl of St. Vincent, Lord Nelson, Sir Sidney Smith, Lord Collingwood, Oliver Hazard Perry, David Glasgoe Farragut, David Dixon Porter, William T. Sampson, Winfield S. Schley. 487 pp. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges and joints rubbed, scuffing to cover faces. Spine is fade... View more info

MRS. GLADSTONE: THE PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE

By: Battiscombe, Georgina

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1957

Seller ID: 005820

Condition: Very Good


"This is not a political biography... Mrs. Battiscombe has re-created the climate of Victorian family life with all its rigors and its richness." 251 pages with index. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. DJ in Good condition with scuffing on faces, tears to edges and corners, browning to back, and price marked out in pencil. Cover corners are bumped and lightly rubbed, spine tips are rubbed and bent. Top page edge is darkened. Fingerprint smudges... View more info

BELOVED FRIEND: THE STORY OF TCHAIKOWSKY AND NADEJDA VON MECK

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker and Barbara Von Meck

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1937

Seller ID: 005238

Condition: Very Good


Interesting biography about the life and music of Peter Tchaikovsky. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covers in Very Good condition with some corners bumped and spine edges rubbed. Top spine edge shows signs of pulling from the shelf. Dark red top edge and uncut pages. Both front and back hinges have significant browning. Interior is tight, clean and VG. View more info

A SPECIAL EDUCATION: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MAZE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES

By: Buchman, Dana; Charlotte Farber

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boulder, Co, Da Capo Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 006663

ISBN: 0738210331

Condition: Very Good+


"A moving mother-daughter story, A Special Education is an inspiring account of one mother's journey to acceptance and understanding, as well as a family's triumph over daunting circumstances." Laid in stationary card signed by author: "Love, Dana" 196 pp. DJ in VG condition with minor rubbing to edges. Book spine ends are bent. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. View more info

Bibliography of William Henry Welch, M. D. , LL. D.

By: Burket, Walter C. , M. D. , Prepared By

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Baltimore,MD, John Hopkins Press: 1917

Seller ID: 001727

Condition: Good


Laid in 5 1/4 x 2 1/2" sheet "Presented with the Compliments of Dr. Walter C. Burket and The John Crerar Library." Writings of Dr. Welch of The John Hopkins University. 47 pp. Olive green covers with gilt lettering on front. Covers soiled. Spine darkened, can't make out lettering. Otherwise the exterior is Very Good. ex-mus. stamp & numbers on title p. otherwise interior is tight, clean and in Very Good+ condition. View more info

RUSSELL H. CONWELL, FOUNDER OF THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH IN AMERICA: THE WORK AND THE MAN

By: Burr, Agnes Rush

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company: 1905

Seller ID: 006031

Condition: Very Good-


With His Two Famous Lectures as Recently Delivered, entitled "Acres of Diamonds," and "Personal Glimpses of Celebrated Men and Women." With an Appreciative Introduction by Floyd W. Tomkins. 365 pp. Olive cloth covers with gilt lettering and picture on front, gilt lettering on spine. Corners bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, spine ends are bent, fraying with some small tears. Photograph on front cover is faded and rubbed, scuffing. Breaks to front hin... View more info

Adlai Stevenson's Public Years

By: Capa, Cornell

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Grossman NY: 1966

Seller ID: 000133

Condition: Very Good


VG in G+jacket 1st Cloth 4to Yes 160 Text from Stevenson's speeches and writings,photos by Capa, John Fell Stevenson, and Inge Morath,preface by Walter Lippmann. Pictorial endpapers, light blemish bottom edge of front cover, closed tears on dj,red ink line on fore edge, else VG/G+. View more info

SUCCESS: OR THE TRIUMPHS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF SELF-MADE MEN

By: Chamberlain, Prof. J. S. (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Merchants' Speciality Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 005368

Condition: Good


A record of brilliant careers filled with incentives to energy and perserverance for the young, and with entertainment for the old. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. 621 pp. Dirt/rubbing to covers, corners bumped, and tears to top and bottom of spine. Ex. lib. stamp to inside front cover, and previous owner's signatures on front freepaper. Both front and back hinges broken. Small silverfish hole between pages 36-70, but text is not affected.... View more info

THE LIFE STORY OF CHARLES DICKENS 1812-1870

By: Dexter, William

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Dickens Fellowship: 1937

Seller ID: 000289

Condition: Very Good


light soil on spine o/w Very Good. Softcover. 85pp. DICKENS: The story of the life of the world's favourite author. Published by the Dickens Fellowship.Each page is illustrated with either a photograph or drawing. Very clean, tight, bright copy . Sections on his boyhood, early work, novelist, as an actor, as a reader,and the last years.Includes a family tree of the Dickens Family, a List of the Principal Works of Dickens and a List of Selected Books on Dickens. View more info

LONG ISLAND PRINTING 1791-1830: A CHECKLIST OF IMPRINTS

By: Doggett, Marguerite V.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, The Long Island Historical Society: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007382

ISBN: 0-89062-071-7

Condition: Very Good


Edited by Karen N. Mango. Excellent resource of printers in New York, starting with the earliest in 1791 and continuing to list them chronologically by county and town within county. 192 pages with appendix, bibliography and index. One thousand copies of this book were printed. Blue cloth covers with green and gilt title bar on spine. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed, some scuffing to front cover face, spine ends show signs of shelfwear. Interior is tight, clea... View more info

FONDO HISTORICO Y BIBLIOGRAFICO JOSE TORIBIO MEDINA; JOSE TORIBIO MEDINA (1852-1930); MEDINA SU VIDA Y SUS OBRAS (1852-1930)

By: Donoso, Armando; Sergio Villalobos

Price: $100.00

Publisher: 1952

Seller ID: 006712

Condition: Very Good+


Collection of three books about Jose Toribio Medina, a Chilean bibliographer and prolific writer, bound together in red leather cover. All books are written entirely in Spanish. 1) Fondo Historico y Bibliografico Jose Toribio Medina. Creado por ley N. 10.361, de 28 de junio de 1952. Imprenta Universitaria, Santiago, 1952. B/W photograph of Medina. 134 pp. 2) Jose Toribio Medina (1852-1930). Prologo de Raul Silva Castro. Imprenta Universitaria, 1952. 55 pp. 3) Medina Su V... View more info

MUNDO PRIVADO DE PABLO PICASSO

By: Duncan, David Douglas

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Ridge Press: 1958

Seller ID: 006097

Condition: Very Good


Written entirely in Spanish, "The Private World of Pablo Picasson" is profusely illustrated with photographs depicting the famous artist with his family. 176 pp. Red marbled boards with red leather spine and tips, gilt lettering on spine. Covers are slightly bowed, scuffing to leather corners, edges are rubbed, spine ends are bumped from shelfwear. Hinges are broken. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. View more info

DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

By: Dyson, Freeman

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005892

ISBN: 0060111089

Condition: Very Good + to Near Fine


"Freeman Dyson identifies himself in Who's Who in America as a physicist and a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Dyson is, in fact, one of the world's great thinkers -- physicist, mathematician to start with and then astronomer -- a scientist whose intelligence constitutes his entire equipment, apart from pencil and paper." 283 pages with index. First Edition. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Black cloth covers w... View more info