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Biography & Autobiography

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Biography & Autobiography

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1 Gay and Lesbian Literature (2 Volumes) 
Detroit MI St. James Press 1994 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Two volume reference set, 939 pp. Each volume features over 150 different authors and scholars including such well known writers as James Baldwin, Michel Foucault, Alice Walker, Evelyn Waugh, Havelock Ellis, and many more. Inclusion was based on the homosexual thematic content, rather than personal sexual orientation. The entries are biographical, bibliographical, and critical. General introductions to gay and lesbian literature and cross-referenced indices are included. Book Conditions : Very Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks; bookplates inside front covers; catalog label at bottom spine; bar code label and rubber stamp on rear free end paper; very slight wear to cover edges and spine ends. No Dust Jackets, leatherette boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Hoover National Life Magazine Volume 1, No. 2 
New York NY Independent Magazine Distributing Company 1928 Softcover (Side-stapled) Fair Magazine 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
This is one of a series of pro-Herbert Hoover publications prior to the 1928 election. Designed to introduce Hoover to the electorate, it contains biographical information, lots of B&W photos, and endorsements. Center two page photo of Hoover and Vice Presidential nominee Curtis. Condition : Fair; covers off, some pages loose, but all are present; water stain along left edge of most pages; significant chipping and tearing to covers; age toning to pages; some chipping and tearing at page edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Sons of the American Revolution Magazine Volume 27, No. 1 July 1932 
Washington DC National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 1932 Soft cover Good Journal 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
1932 was considered the Bicentennial Year for the Sons of the American Revolution (dating from George Washington's birth). This issue includes article on the dedication ceremonies of Fort Necessity, Chapter activities in honor of the bicentennial of Washington's birth, and an article on Washington the Man. Saddle staples were added to reinforce the binding. Book Condition : Good; yellowing/foxing around the edges of front and rear free end papers and inside cover; text unmarked; creasing to top right corner; rubbing and slight discoloration around cover edges. 
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4 John Wesley the Methodist: A Plain Account of His Life and Work A Methodist Preacher
New York NY Eaton & Mains 1903 0810822679 / 9780810822672 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Early 20th century sympathetic biography of John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism. Describes his itinerant preaching, his embracing of Arminian theology, and his personal evangelism. Authored anonymously by J.F. Hurst. 319 pp. w/ 100 b&w illustrations. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some light toning around page edges; a few small scuffs to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
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5 Art's Anglo-American Paper Lion: John McLure Hamilton's Untold Story Alperin, Richard J.
Philadelphia PA Junius 1993 0960393269 / 9780960393268 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Full length biography of Philadelphia native artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Spending much of his career in london, he interacted with well-known peers such as Eakins, Sargent, and Whistler. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; a few spots to top text block, 2" stain to side textblock; a few small scuffs to cover. No Dust Jacket. 
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6 A Portrait of Abraham Lincoln In Letters by His Oldest Son Angle, Paul M. (editor)
Chicago IL Chicago Historical Society 1968 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st Edition. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; binding tight; minor discoloration along binding inside covers due to binding adhesive used; light age toning to top text block. Dust Jacket Condition :Good-; chipping and tearing along spine and top edge; minor discoloration to top and left of front cover and spine; price clipped; vertical tear at top center front tape-repaired. This is a unique volume of special interest to the Lincoln collector. Paul Angle has assembled the correspondence between Robert Todd Lincoln, the President's eldest son, and Isaac Markens, a Lincoln aficionado and former journalist. Topics covered include work on the Gettysburg Address and the family's desire to preserve the President's reputation. 
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7 J.-K. Huysmans(1848-1907) L'homme et l'oeuvre Bibliotheque Nationale
Paris France Bibliotheque Nationale 1948 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
In French. Ex-College Library in library binding. 1948 introduction and text catalog for a retrospective exhibition at the French National Library on noted Decadent author Joris Karl Huysmans. 2 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; vertical crease to all pages; no text marks; light age toning to end papers; bookplate inside front cover; checkout slip and pocket at rear; catalog label at bottom right front. No Dust Jacket. 
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8 Thomas Hardy's Universe , a study of a poet's mind Brennecke, Ernest, Jr.
Boston, MA Small Maynard & Co 1924 1st American Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Includes chapters on "Hardy and Schopenhauer,"a metaphysical biography," "What of the immanent will?" "The ultimate Hope," and more. Green cloth boards, 153 pp. 1st American edition. Condition: Good; ex-library (seminary), with typical markings, bookplate, cover labels; cover shows little wear, text block toned, pages brighter, a few highlighting pencil marks in the margin. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 John the Baptist : Prophet of Christ Brown, Slater
New York NY Association Press 1955 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Part of the Heroes of God series. Intended for young adults this book portrays John the Baptist through the eyes of Asher, a young shepherd. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; binding tight; slight bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; some tearing at edges and chipping at spine; price unclipped. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Nietzsche and Other Exponents of Individualism Carus, Paul
Chicago IL Open Court Publishing Co. 1914 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
1st Edition. Series of short writings, philosophical criticism, of Nietzsche's theories on truth, valuation, and ego, among others. 150pp with a few b&w illustrations. Book Condition : Good; binding relaxed but intact; fading to spine; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 William McKinley: His Life and Work Charles H. Grosvenor
Washington DC The Continental Assembly 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Oversize hardcover issued as a memorial tribute to President McKinley following his assassination. Contains : Eulogy by Grover Cleveland; Prayer by Congressional chaplain; Tributes by governors; Newspaper editorials. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; staining to cover; scattered foxing; age toning to free end papers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 The Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers) Charlotte L. Forten Grimké
New York NY Oxford University Press 1989 0195060865 / 9780195060867 Soft cover Near Fine Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall 
Collection of diary entries by 19th century scholar, reformer, and writer. Grimke was born into an affluent antebellum Northern free black family. Her journals document her involvement with the abolitionist movement, her teaching of contraband slaves in the South Carolina Sea Islands during the war, and her later work as a poet and essayist. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light shelf wear at top edge. 
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13 Mystic and Pilgrim: The Book and the World of Margery Kempe Clarissa W. Atkinson
Ithaca NY Cornell University Press 1983 0801415217 / 9780801415210 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Examines 15th century English contemplative and her famous autobiography. Placing it in historical and religious context, Kempe's book is mined for its revelations about medieval religious expression and female sanctity. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, former owner's name on half title page; bumping to spine ends; a few small spots to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; chipping. small tearing along edges, corners, and spine ends; rubbing to rear; in protective mylar cover. d 
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Recollections of a Long Life : An Autobiogrpahy, Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard
14 Recollections of a Long Life : An Autobiogrpahy Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard
New York NY The Baker & Taylor Co. 1902 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Life story of a Presbyterian minister who was involved in the temperance movement and helped to organize the Republican Party in 1856. Includes chapter about his ministry during the Civil War and is his support of Abraham Lincoln. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge in gilt, no DJ. 356 pages w/ 5 b&w photos. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; front hinge is cracked inside at frontispiece but pages are secure. Cover is clean with light scuffing and some creasing / bending to front broad. Edges have some rubbing and light wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 A Keystone Rebel: The Civil War Diary of Joseph Garey, Hudson's Battery, Mississippi Volunteers David A. Welker
Gettysburg PA Thomas Publications 1996 1577470028 / 9781577470021 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on title page. Edited diary of Pennsylvania-born Confederate artillery volunteer includes c. a dozen b&w maps and illustrations. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; former owner's label inside front cover; original price sticker at right bottom rear cover; light curling to cover corners; light shelf wear to edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 African Crossroads Dundas, Charles
London, England MacMillan Company 1955 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Import, probable 1st Edition. Details the author's experiences in Africa over four decades with Britain's Colonial Service. Includes the approaching end to Colonialism in the wake of the World Wars. Book Condition : Good; foxing to text block and free end papers; two pencil notes on end papers, no markings to text; bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Fair; chipping and tearing to edges and spine ends; light discoloration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 The Trial of Thomas More E. E. Reynolds
New York NY The Notable Trials Library 1993 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Notable Trials Library edition. 1/4 leather, gilt text block, sewn-in ribbon marker. Relatively objective account of More's actions, prosecution, and eventual execution for treason against KingHenry VIII. Fleshes out the person for those who only know him through Catholic hagiography or the film "A Man for All Seasons". Book Condition : Fine; unmarked. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 The Last Days of Shelley and Byron Being the Complete Text of Trelawny's Recollections Edited, with Additions from Contemporary Sources E. J. Trelawny and J.E. Morpurgo
New York NY The Philosophical Library 1952 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Philosophical Library 1952 printing in slipcase. Modern edited printing of Trelawney's famous account. Trelawney knew both writers but only at the end of their lives. C. 10 b&w illustrations and portraits. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, former owner's name on front free end paper; a few page tip creases. No Dust Jacket as issued. In Dark Green cardboard slipcase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988), Editorial Board
19 Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988) Editorial Board
Croton-on-Hudson, NY Croton Council on the Arts 1988 N/A Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to up to 12" tall 
This Special Anthology / Awards Issue is a Tribute to Anne Sexton. Features: Memoir / Excerpts About Anne Sexton, Interview With Diane Wood Middlebrook, Editors' Tribute and the 1988 Croton Review Awards in Poetry, Fiction and Essay. Featured artist on cover is Joseph C iardiello whose illustration is based on a series of poems by Anne Sexton, "Bestiary USA". Size: 4to up to 12" tall. 64 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light rubbing; slight age discoloration at top; corner curling; and tear to bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Literature Ellen Moers
Hartford CT Stowe-Day Foundation 1978 0917482158 / 9780917482151 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
With a Note on Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe. 16 b&w photos and illustrations. Attempts to place Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin in the American literary tradition, focusing on the literary (rather than the historical) implications of her best known work. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light wear to covers; small tear to rear cover from price sticker removal. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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