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Biography & Autobiography

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21 John J. Pershing: General of the Armies: A Biography Frederick Palmer
Harrisburg PA The Military Service Publishing Co. 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st Edition. 380 pp. w/ 4 b&w photos. Full length posthumous bio of WWI military leader. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks noted, bookplate inside front cover; some creasing to spine; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; slip and pocket inside rear cover; catalog label on bottom spine. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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22 The Life of Christ Frederick W. Farrar
New York NY Lovell, Coryell & Co. 1895 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1895 printing of Farrar's classic. Blue decorated hardcover, 752 pp. w/ Madonna and Child frontispiece. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Pastor's Personal Library; relaxed binding, start of separation, all pages present; a few scattered margin notes, rubber stamp inside front cover; wear along cover edges; soiling and catalog mark in pen to spine; scattered soiling on rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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23 The Countess de Bonneval (2 Volume Set) Fullerton, Lady Georgiana
London England Hurst & Blackett 1858 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1858 First Edition, 2 volumes complete. Biography of Judith-Charlotte, Countess de Bonneval, née Biron. She was the wife of the Count de Bonneval, a French Army officer who fought for several countries in his career including converting to Islam and serving as a commander in the Turkish (ottoman) army. Dozens of pages of book listings/advertising at rear of volumes. Book Conditions : Fair; light discoloration at cover edges; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; binding separation at rear of Volume 2, all pages intact; light foxing and age toning; former owner's bookplates inside front covers of both volumes; occasional pencil marginalia. No Dust Jackets as issued. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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24 Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer G. Moxley Sorrel
Chapel Hill NC McCowat-Mercer Press 1958 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Editor Bell Irvin Wiley on half title page. Edited reprint of well respected Civil War memoir written by James Longstreet's (eventual) Chief of Staff. Especially interesting in light of the post-war criticism of Longstreet in the Southern states. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, rubber stamp on front free end paper; light toning to end papers; bumping to spine ends; sunlight discoloration to spine. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; wear and small tears along edges, corners, and spine ends; rubbing; price clipped. 
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25 Stonewall Jackson G.F.R. Henderson
New York NY Longmans, Green, & Co. 1949 Hardcover Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Authorized (1 Volume) American Edition, 1949 4th printing. 737 pp. w/ 2 b& w plates, 28 maps, and 5 fold out maps in rear pocket. Classic biography elucidates how Jackson's early orphaned life and religious beliefs shaped him. Includes his time at West Point and VMI. Details the tactical brilliance of Jackson while providing an objective critical analysis of his battlefield decisions. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; toning to free end papers, less to side text block; a few white marks on light blue covers. Dust Jacket Condition : Poor; flaps detached and inlaid; tearing, edge wear, rubbing to remainder. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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26 The Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington G.R. Gleig
London and Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1909 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Everyman's Library Unnumbered. Undated, late 1920's printing. Flattering biography of the two time British Prime Minister and celebrated military figure of the 19th century. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Library;no text marks noted; light wear to spine ends and cover corners; label at bottom spine; bookplate inside front cover; a few rubber stamps; slip and pocket inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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27 Van Gogh Gaston Diehl
New York NY Crown Publishers 1955 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Crown Basic Art Library. Undated. Translated from French. 7 1/4" H. 48 pp. w/ b&w and color plates throughout. Short survey of Van Gogh's work details his influence on Post-Impressionism. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; toning to free end papers; bumping/wear to spine and spine ends; rubbing to covers. No Dust Jacket, glossy covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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28 Picasso(Crown Art Library Ser.) Gaston Diehl (Author) and Helen C. Slonim (translator)
New York NY Crown Publishers 1988 0517005018 / 9780517005019 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
QLP Art Series. Early printing, undated early 1960's. Translated from French. Critical survey of Picasso's work details his influence in the Cubist movement. 93 pp.w/ over 80 b&w and color plates including several mounted to the page (such as one on the title page). Features some of his lesser known works. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; very light toning and a fingerprint mark to free end papers. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; toning at top edge of rear cover; light shelf wear; price unclipped; pen mark on interior front flap. 
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29 Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography George Anastaplo
Lanham MD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001 0847694321 / 9780847694327 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1st paperback Edition. Renowned scholar George Anastaplo looks at the development and legacy of Lincoln's legal and constitutional thought. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; price sticker remnant at bottom left rear; light curl to covers. BOOK IS ACTUALLY NEW BUT WORN FROM DISPLAY IN A CO-OP. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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30 William Penn (Riverside Biographical Series) George Hodges
Boston MA Houghto, Mifflin and Company 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall 
Riverside Press Biographical Series, No. 6. 140 pp. w/ b&w frontispiece portrait. Biography and assessment of Penn's "Holy Experiment". Chapters include : A Puritan Boyhood; At oxford; In France and Ireland; Persecution and Controversy; The Settlement of Pennsylvania; and more. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, bookplate inside front cover; catalog marks at bottom spine and bottom left front cover; tape repair to p. 31; bumping to spine ends; slip and pocket inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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31 Henry William Stiegel and his associates;: A story of early American industry George L. Heiges
Manheim PA Arbee Foundation 1976 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by author on title page. 1976 2nd Edition. 227 pp. Biographical sketch of Baron Stiegel and his colonial glassmaking enterprise. With attention to prominent Pennsylvanians Stiegel knew and his legacy in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; light rubbing; shelf wear to top edge. 
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32 George Rogers Clark's Sketch of His Campaign in the Illinois in 1778-9 With an Introduction by Hon. Henry Pirtle. First American Frontier Series (Ohio Valley historical series) George R. Clark
New York NY Ayer Co Pub 1971 0405028350 / 9780405028359 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Reprint of 1869 edition. Includes introduction, biographical sketch, and several appendices in addition to Clark's letter that forms the bulk of the text.Book Condition : Good; no text marks; owner's name on front free end paper; light spotting to text block; light toning inside rear cover; mild bumping to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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33 Charles Demuth and Friends Gerald S. Lestz
Lancaster PA John Baer's Sons 2003 0970609620 / 9780970609625 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Short biography of American painter. First part details his frindships in Lancaster, second half details friendships with many in the avant-garde - Albert Barnes, Alfred Stieglitz, and William Carlos Williams. 80 pp. w/ b&w photos throughout. Book Condition : Near Fine; unmarked, light creasing to rear cover; light curl to front cover corners. 
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34 The journal of Gideon Olmsted: Adventures of a sea captain during the American Revolution : a facsimile Gideon Olmsted
Washington DC Library of Congress 1978 0844402516 / 9780844402512 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Valued not only for its tales of his capture by, and successful taking of, a British sloop and the subsequent legal issues, this journal is highly regarded for its clues to Colonial American pronunciation of English. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; one horizontal band of toning at top front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. In Very Good decorative slipcase, wear at corners and edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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35 The Reality of Christianity: a Study of Adolf vonHarnick as Historian and Theologian Glick, G. Wayne
New York NY Harper & Row 1967 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To Peter and Irene - whose walls have heard it all. Affectionately, Wayne." 1st Edition, part of the Makers of Modern Theology series. Biographical and critical study of late 19th/early 20th century German Lutheran theologian von Harnack. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light age toning inside covers. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear to edges. 
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36 The University Days of Ursinus Good, James I.
Collegeville, PA Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, United Church of Christ 1983 Softcover (Side-stapled) Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Reprint from the Ursinus College Archives of a 1914 Founder's Day address by Professor Good. Discusses Ursinus' life especially his youth and experiences at University. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal marks; creasing near side staples. 
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THE MOUNTAINS SKIPPED LIKE RAMS - SALUDA: A NEW LOVE FOR AN OLD TOWN - SIGNED, Hartje, Bob
37 THE MOUNTAINS SKIPPED LIKE RAMS - SALUDA: A NEW LOVE FOR AN OLD TOWN - SIGNED Hartje, Bob
Saluda, NC Self-published By Author 1997 Second Edition Softcover (Plastic Comb Spiral Bound) Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed and Signed by the author on dedication page. Poetic observations, reflections and memories about life in Saluda, North Carolina, a small town in the Smoky Mountains that au thor calls Utopia. Spiral bound softcover. 160 pp. Book Condition : Good; clean and unmarked, no creases or tears. Some creasing/unevenness to text block. Cover has light shelf wear; Plastic spiral has no cracks or breaks. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 
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38 The Big Serenade Howard, Col. George S.
Evanston IL The Instrumentalist Co. 1961 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by the author on the title page : "To Eileen Woodward, Best Wishes, George S. Howard." 242 pp. includes 27 b&w photos. Col. Howard (Chief of Bands and Music, U.S. Air Force and Commander-Conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band) believed in the goodwill value of the Air Force Band touring to other countries. This work details some of those trips and concerts - London, Berlin, Taiwan, Japan, Cambodia, and Iceland especially - against the background of the Korean War and the start of the Cold War, within the first decade or two of the band's founding. Born in Reamstown (Lancaster County) Pennsylvania, Colonel Howard has a road coming from the closest exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike named in his honor. Book Condition : Very Good; no text markings; a few marks on side text block; light bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket Condition : Good, in protective mylar cover; some chipping and tearing to edges and corners, piece missing at top rear right corner/upper spine end. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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39 Rousseau and Naturalism in Life and Thought Hudson, William Henry
New York NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1903 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Ex-Seminary Library. 1st American Edition, Part of "The World's Epoch-Makers" series. Primarily a biography with attention to Rousseau's major political and religious writings and influence on 18th century philosophy. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; text unmarked, some light foxing to index; bumping to cover corners and spine ends; rubber stamps to inside cover, title page, and top text block; catalog labels on spine and rear cover; pocket removed inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 11.20 USD
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40 Matthew Arnold Hugh Kingsmill
London, England and New York NY Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press 1928 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1928 possible 1st Edition. Hardcover, 317 pp. w/ 10 b&w illustrations. Seeks to illuminate 5 years of Arnold's life, in his youth, that hadn't been fully explored by previous biographers. Kingsmill argues that Arnold's experiences with romance and travel in that period had a great effect on his poetry. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; no text marks; rubber stamp inside front cover and on title page; catalog labels on bottom spine and top right rear cover; light toning to end papers. Dust Jacket removed and parts glued onto inside front cover and free end papers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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