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Biography & Autobiography

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41 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 7 - 9" 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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42 The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow Volume 1 Gronow, Rees Howell
London, England John C. Nimmo 1900 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Grego, Joseph 
Subtitled : "Being Anecdotes of the Camp, Courts, Clubs, and Society 1810-1860". Volume 1 of the memoirs of a Regency period British soldier and society figure who served in Spain and also in the campaigns against Napoleon (including Waterloo). 16 b&w plates. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; bookplate inside front cover; light bumping to spine ends; binding relaxed. No Dust Jacket. Publisher is listed as John C. Nimmo, London, but spine end is marked Scribner's New York (same year). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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43 Richard Wagner: The Story of an Artist Guy de Pourtales
New York NY Harper & Brothers 1932 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1932 Stated1st Edition. Biography of Wagner puts him in the cultural, musical, and political context of the times. 409 pp. w/7 b&w plates. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, gift inscription and bookplate inside front cover; catalog label and slip on rear free end paper; label at bottom spine. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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THE MOUNTAINS SKIPPED LIKE RAMS - SALUDA: A NEW LOVE FOR AN OLD TOWN - SIGNED, Hartje, Bob
44 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 7 - 9" 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 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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45 The Douglas diary;: Student days at Franklin and Marshall College, 1856-1858 Henry Kyd Douglas
Lancaster PA Franklin and Marshall College 1973 0910626006 / 9780910626002 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Editor Frederic Shriver Klein on half title page. Franklin & Marshall College issued edited antebellum diary of Henry Kyd Douglas, Confederate lieutenant famous for his book "I Rode with Stonewall", describing his time on the staff of Stonewall Jackson. B&w photos, illustrations, expenditure journal, and inlaid newspaper clipping. Book Condition : Near Fine, no text marks; a few spots to top text block. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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46 The Big Serenade Howard, Col. George S.
Evanston IL The Instrumentalist Co. 1961 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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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47 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 6 - 7" 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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48 Matthew Arnold Hugh Kingsmill
London, England and New York NY Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press 1928 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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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49 Mary Todd Lincoln - Biography Jean H. Baker
New York NY W W Norton & Co Inc 1987 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Stated 1st Edition, possible History Book Club. 429 pp. w/ 14 b&w photos. Balanced full length biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. Argues that a series of abandonments shaped her personality traits. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; date notation on front free end paper; one small stain to top text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; minimal shelf wear; light crease to rear. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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50 Vlaminck Jean Selz
New York NY Crown Publishers, Inc. 1963 The Q.L.P. Art Series Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Q.L.P. Art Series. Translated from French. Critical survey of Maurice de Vlaminck's work details his influence in the Fauve movement. 96 pp.w/ over 80 b&w and color plates including several mounted to the page (such as one on the title page). Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light rubbing/fingerprint marks to covers; slight stain at top of rear illustrations index and rear free end paper; toning/darkening to spine and top cover edges. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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51 Lee's secret enemy Jefferson C. Barnhart
Lebanaon PA Boyer's Press 2000 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Softcover, 165 pp.Organized chronologically, this work examines the role Lee's health problems, viewed through the prism of contemporary medicine, had upon his command and personality as the Civil War deepened. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, owner's name blacked out inside front cover; light wear to cover corners. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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52 Reminiscences of the Civil War John B. Gordon
Harrisburg PA The Archive Society 1995 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of 1903 edition. Leatherette hardcover with gilt text block and decorative end papers. Though criticized as self promoting, Gordon participated in most of the major actions in the eastern theater of the war starting with Seven Pines. Provides anecdotes and criticisms of many field commanders. His five wounds in the Sunken Lane at Antietam is perhaps the most famous story surrounding Gordon. Book Condition : Fine; unmarked. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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53 Forty-Six Years in the Army John Schofield
Harrisburg PA The Archive Society 1997 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of 1897 edition. Leatherette hardcover with gilt text block and decorative end papers. Full length memoirs recount Schofield's military life from West Point on with the Civil War being the main focus. It covers Wilson's Creek, his time in the Western Theater fighting Confederate guerrillas, the Atlanta campaign, and the Tennessee campaign as well as his thoughts on the war and reconstruction. Book Condition : Fine; unmarked. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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54 Narrative of Military Operations, Directed, Duting the Late War Between the States Joseph E. Johnston
Harrisburg PA The Archive Society 1995 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of 1874 edition. Leatherette hardcover with gilt text block. Early post-War memoirs advance a vigorous defense by Johnston of his command actions in the Western Theater.Johnston clashed frequently with Jefferson Davis. Book Condition :Good; fingerprint smudges on frontispiece and reverse of title page, no other marks; beginnings of binding separation inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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55 With Sword And Lancet: The Life Of General Hugh Mercer Joseph M. Waterman
Whitefish MT Kessinger Publishing, LLC 2010 1163405698 / 9781163405697 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Reprint of 1941 biography of Scottish-born doctor and soldier who emigrated to the colonies and became a brigadier general serving under George Washington. He was killed at the Battle of Princeton after refusing to surrender to British infantrymen. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; one small scratch and one small bump to front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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56 Who Would Not Be a Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Edmund A. Wilcox New York 91st Regiment Company C Kellner, Margaret Wilcox, and Kellner, Bruce editors
Hamlin NY Heirloom Publishing 1998 0965700925 / 9780965700924 Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
51 pp. Collection of 17 letters from 1864 and 1865 by a later Civil War recruit who served in a New York regiment of the Army of the Potomac and who died of disease shortly after the war ended. Noteworthy action took place during the siege of Petersburg Virginia. Includes a photocopy of one of his original letters. Details camp life, briefly the 1864 election campaign, and concern for fellow soldiers. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light cover corner curling; price sticker remnant on half title page; staining on rear cover. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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57 Jack Butler Yeats (Lives of Irish Painters) Kennedy, Brian P.
Dublin, Ireland Town House 1991 0948524243 / 9780948524240 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Short biography of 20th century Irish painter includes 10 color illustrations. Glossy covers. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; slight bumping and bubble at top right cover corner; old store label on bottom right rear. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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58 Kisare, a Mennonite of Kiseru: An Autobiography As Told to Joseph C Shenk Kisare, Z. Marwa
Salunga PA Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities 1984 0961336811 / 9780961336813 Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Ex-Church Library. Autobiography of the first African Mennonite Bishop. Intended to show how missionary work comes full circle when someone who received the Word in that way goes on to become a missionary and leader to others in his community. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Church Library; no text marks; curling and wear to cover edges and corners; light staining/age toning to covers; light creasing to inside front cover an some page tip creasing; rubber stamps inside front cover; slip and pocket inside rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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59 Thomas Mann : Leben und Werk Lion, Ferdinand
Zurich Switzerland Verlag Oprecht 1947 Probable First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Life and work of Thomas Mann written in German, published in Zurich 1947. Probable first edition as no additional printing is mentioned. Tan cloth with orange lettering, no dustjacket. 169 pp. Book Condition : Good; Pages are a little aged but clean and readable; a few pages with inked notations and underlined text; owner's name and address sticker on front and rear endpapers and rear flyleaf. Covers, especially rear, have light soiling around edges and spine. Spine lettering is very faded and spine ends have wear. Binding is tight and secure. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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60 Lincoln's Youth: Indiana Years 1816-1830 Louis Austin Warren
Indianapolis IN Indiana Historical Society 2002 0871950626 / 9780871950628 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1991 Printing. Cover's Lincoln's time in Indiana, ages 7 to 21. Lincoln's Father relocated his family to Indiana due to issues with land titles in Kentucky and the new state's status as a free state. Special attention is given to Lincoln's education and religious influences, leading one reviewer to call it a spiritual biography. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; former owner's name on front free end paper. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear to edges; water stain at top spine end. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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