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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 9 - 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 9 - 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 9 - 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 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 9 - 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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5 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 7 - 9" 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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6 Recollections of College Life Appel, Theodore
Reading PA Daniel Miller 1886 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Good-; Ex-Seminary Library. 1886 1st Edition. History of the first 50 years, 1836-1886, of Marshall College in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Founded through the Reformed Church, three faculty members of note - Frederick Augustus Rauch, John Williamson Nevin, Phillip Schaff - would influence the development of Mercersburg Theology. Book Condition ; Good-; Ex-Seminary Library; no text marks; beginnings of binding separation front and rear, all pages intact; bookplate inside front cover; catalog labels to bottom spine and right rear cover; fading to spine; wear to spine ends; scuffing to covers; curling to cover corners. 
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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 7 - 9" 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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 7 - 9" 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: 28.00 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 6 - 7" 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 internal markings; binding tight; slight bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; some tearing at edges and chipping at spine; price unclipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 The Lion in the Park: The Life and Works of Blanche Nevin : Biography and Poetry of Blanche Nevin the Sculptress and World Traveler, 1841-1925, Churchtown, Pennsylvania Brubaker, Phyllis J.S.
Bethel CT Rutledge Books 1997 1887750444 / 9781887750448 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Short biography of Lancaster Pennsylvania sculptor and poet Blanche Nevin. Includes 50 of Nevin's poems and several dozen b&w photos. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, former owner's name on half title page; light wear to cover edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 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 6 - 7" 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: 40.00 USD
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Recollections of a Long Life : An Autobiogrpahy, Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard
12 Recollections of a Long Life : An Autobiogrpahy Cuyler, Theodore Ledyard
New York The Baker & Taylor Co. 1902 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
The life story of a Presbyterian minister from Brooklyn who was involved in the temperance movement and helped to organize the Republican Party in 1856. There is an interesting chapter about his ministry during the Civil War and is his support of Abraham Lincoln. Baker & Taylor Co., 1902. Illustrated with five photographic blank and white plates. First edition ("Published September, 1902" stated on copyright page and "Twelfth Thous and" stated on title page). Hardback, brown cloth with gilt lettering and design, top edge in gilt, no DJ. 356 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright with no writing or tears. Plates are intact. Front hinge is cracked inside at frontispiece but pages are secure. Gilt on top book edge is rubbed. Cover is clean with light scuffing and some creasing / bending to front broad. Edges have some rubbing and light wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 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 7 - 9" 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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14 I Rode with Stonewall : The War Experiences of the Youngest Member of Jackson's Staff Douglas, Henry Kyd
Chapel Hill NC The University of North Carolina Press 1968 0807803375 / 9780807803370 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A long neglected manuscript detailing the experiences of the youngest aide to Stonewall Jackson. It covers his pre-war meeting with John Brown to his entire service with the Army of Northern Virgina, including after Jackson's death, at Gettysburg, the second Shenandoah Valley campaign, and Appomattox. Book Condition : Very Good; former owner's bookplate inside front cover; no other internal markings; one small stain to text block. Dust jacket Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear at edges and corners; very light rubbing. 
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15 African Crossroads Dundas, Charles
London, England MacMillan Company 1955 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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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Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988), Editorial Board
16 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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17 The Complete Works of George Eliot: St. James Edition, Vol. IX; Poems; Life of George Eliot, Part I Eliot, George
London; New York Postlethwaite, Taylor & Knowles, Ltd. 1908 Limited Edition Hardcover Good Book Gertrude Demain Hammond, Frederick Stoddard 
Beautifully bound volume in a limited edition set of works of Mary Ann Evans, one of the leading female English novelists of the 19th century known by her pen name of George Eliot. Vol. IX, Quarter-bound in dark red leather, gilt spine titles and ornamentation, top edge gilt, 375 pp., photogravure illustrations by Gertrude Demain Hammond & Frederick Stoddard, illustrated endpapers, some uncut pages. Limited edition, hand-numbered 590 out of an American edition of 1,000. Condition: Good; pages clean and bright, some ripples in cloth on cover and inside cover from poor adhesion, wear to spine and hinges but gilt barely affected, short tear at top hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Harriet Beecher Stowe and American Literature Ellen Moers
Hartford CT Stowe-Day Foundation 1978 0917482158 / 9780917482151 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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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19 The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud:Volume 1 The Formative Years and the Great Discoveries 1856-1900, Volume 2 Years of Maturity 1901-1919, Volume 3 The Last Phase 1919-1939 Ernest Jones
New York NY Basic Books 1963 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
3 Vol. set, all stated 1st Editions, 1477 pp. Influential biography of Freud, considered overly positive by some, critical of previous biographies, written with a collaborator and on-again off-again support of Freud's daughter Anna. Book Conditions : Good; no text marks, embossed "From the Library of" (without name) stamps on front free end papers; light scuffing and toning to covers and spines; bindings relaxed but secure; a few spots to text block. No Dust Jackets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Erasmus the Scholar Faulkner, John A.
Cincinnati OH Jennings & Graham ; Eaton and Mains 1907 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Good, ex-Seminary Library. 1st Edition. Biography and examination of Dutch Reformation humanist Erasmus and his philosophic and religious views. Includes a discussion of his disagreement with Luther. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; bookplate inside front cover; catalog labels to spine end and back cover; pocket removed from inside rear cover; pp. 142-143 darkened due to inserted note paper. 
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