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Biography & Autobiography

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81 William Shakespeare: A compact documentary life (Collection of biography and autobiography) S. Schoenbaum
New York NY New American Library 1986 Revised 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Revised edition. Hardcover, leatherette, 378 pp. w/ 51 b&w illustrations and manuscript photos. Biography of Shakespeare based on the documents in the historical record. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; stain on side text block; slight crease to front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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82 Old Time Belles and Cavaliers Sale, Edith Tunis
Philadelphia PA J.B. Lipincott & Co. 1912 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Limited Edition. Romantic history with short biographical sketches of 30 colonial men and (primarily) women including Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Eliza Custis, and more. Includes 61 b&w illustrations. Book Condition ; Good-; no text marks, former owner's bookplate inside front cover; binding relaxed; age toning to page edges; bumping to spine ends; darkening to spine. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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83 Dante-Handbuch. Einführung in das Studium des Lebens und der Schriften Dante Alighieri's Scartazzini, G.A.
Leipzig F.A. Brockhau 1892 Hardcover Very Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Black cloth hardcover, gilt spine titles, Introduction to the study of the life and writings of Dante Alighieri. Condition: Very Good- ; appears little-used other than soft spine ends with a tiny tear to top. Binding very secure, uniform age toning to pages, a little more to text block. Ex-library (seminary), with label on back cover, bookplate on inside front inside cover, evidence of removed pocket on back inside cover, categorizing penciling on title page verso, otherwise clean pages. Trace of glue residue along spine from removed label. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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84 Caspar Schwenkfeld von Ossig (1489-1561) Schultz, Selina Gerhard
Pennsburg PA The Board of Publication of the Schwenkfelder Church 1977 4th Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
4th Edition 1977 (reprint of 3rd edition). Biography of the Silesian reformer whose following includes several Schwenkfelder congregations near Philadelphia. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; light rubbing to covers; small crease at top right front cover corner; larger horizontal crease at front cover/spine; price sticker remnant at bottom right rear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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85 James Russell Lowell : a Biography (Two volumes, complete) Scudder, Horace Elisha
Boston ; Cambridge Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; The Riverside Press 1901 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
A biography in 2 volumes of the American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat James Russell Lowell. 1st edition. Black cloth boards, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt, vol. 1 - 455 pp., vol. 2 - 482 pp.; 12 black and white illustrations (6 in each volume, including a portrait frontis.). PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be required due to weight of volumes. Condition: Good, ex-seminary library, nicely taken care of, rear pocket removed, spine labels, stamps inside cover, penciling on t.p. verso, pencil marks in margins very rare. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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86 Schwenkfeld Knight of Faith Seyppel, Joachim H.
Pennsburg PA The Schwenkfelder Library 1961 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Subtitled " A Study in the History of Religion". Examines the theology of the Silesian reformer whose following includes several Schwenkfelder congregations near Philadelphia. Attempts to explain his ideas and compare them to his peers and later theologians. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; no text marks; bookplate inside front cover; catalog labels on bottom spine ad top right rear; pocket removed from inside rear cover tearing paper; light rubbing to covers, light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; a few spots to text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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87 Nine Portraits : Brethren in Christ Biographical Sketches Sider, E. Morris
Nappanee, Indiana Evangel Press 1978 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
A collection of biographies of Brethren in Christ people spanning from 1875-1945: Sarah Hoover Bert, Theodore Avery Long, Charles Baker, John Roel Zook, Hannah Frances Davidson, George Bechtel Detwiler, Fred Elliott, Christian Charles Burkholder, and Orville Benjamin Ulery. The Brethren in Christ has roots in three theological streams -- Anabaptism, Pietism, and Wesleyan Holiness. Green cloth boards, cream pictorial dust jacket, 336 pp., B&W portrait images. 8vo. Condition: Very good, with very light cover wear, clean and crisp pages. Jacket has some light soiling and a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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88 A Monograph : The Physical Browning Smith, Cornelia Marschall
Waco TX Baylor University Press 1981 0918954347 / 9780918954343 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on back of title page : "For Frances and Richard with appreciation and affection, Cornelia 10/15/'81". A monograph biography of Robert Browning concentrating on his family background, early writings, and romance and marriage to Elizabeth Barrett. Limited First Edition No. 150/1000. Book Condition : Near Fine; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; some shelf wear to top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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89 Goethe's Life-Poem - As set forth in his life and works Snider, Denton J.
St. Louis, MO Sigma Publishing Co. 1915 Hardcover Good Minus No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
A biography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German author and poet. 1749-1832. Steel blue cloth boards, gilt spine titles, 601 pp., unillustrated. Condition: Good-; mild wear to corner tips, spine ends, a nick on front fore edge. a 2-inch split of paper along inner hinge, front cover loose but secure. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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90 Walter Bagehot (Writers and Their Work No. 160) St. John-Stevas, Norman
London, England Longmans, Green & Co. 1963 Probable First Edition Pamphlet Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
This pamphlet, part of the British Council's series "Writers and Their Work", is a brief biography of noted Victorian essayist Walter Bagehot. Editior-In-Chief of The Economist, Bagehot wrote extensively on economic, government, and society as well as literary and poetic criticism. Import. Book Condition : Very Good; slight age discoloration; small crease at right bottom front cover; no internal markings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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91 Letters of a New Market Cadet Stanard, Beverly
Chapel Hill NC University of North Carolina Press 1961 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Edited collection of Civil War letters. Stanard was one of the Virgina Military Institute cadets pressed into service as well as one of the fatalities of the famous VMI charge of the Federal ranks during the Battle of New Market in May 1864. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; spotting to text block; foxing to free end papers. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; wear/chipping to top edge; rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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92 Safir (Ambassador) Steeves, John M.
Hershey PA Privately Published 1991 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To John & David Dorman, Here's to Old times and Wonderful Memories, Cordially John Steeves, Hershey '95." Autobiography by the former Director General of the Foreign Service details his life especially his diplomatic service including serving as Ambassador to Afghanistan (1961-66). Book Condition : Fine; printing label inside front cover. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; minor wear to edges; some light rubbing. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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93 Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Professional Soldier and the Study of History Swain, Richard
Fort Leavonworth KS U.S. Army Command 1990 Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Commemorating the Eisenhower Centennial (1890-1990), this edited booklet contains excerpts from "At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends", Eisenhower's presidential papers; and the Official Records from the War of the Rebellion (Civil War). Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; some spotting to covers; price sticker remnant/slight tear at bottom left front; crease at bottom right front cover effecting first 1/3 of book. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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94 Keystone of Justice: The Pennsylvania Superior Court Tamilia, Patrick R.; Hare, John J.
Harrisburg PA Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission 2000 0892710950 / 9780892710959 1st Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by author Judge Tamilia on front free end paper. Chapters include: The origins of the Superior Court : 1873-1895; The first court : 1895-1910; Progressivism, Prohibition, and war : 1911-1930; the Great Depression, the "Little New Deal," and a return to war : 1931-1950; The court in transition : 1951-1968; The nation's busiest appellate judges : 1969-1980; and The modern court : 1981-1995. Book Condition: Good; ex-school library, labels on spine and back cover of spine. Red jacket with B&W illustration; black cloth boards; x, 366 pp.; numerous b&w illustrations. DJ in protective mylar. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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95 Philadelphia Merchant: The Diary of Thomas P. Cope, 1800-1851 Thomas P. Cope
South Bend IN Gateway Editions 1978 089526689X / 9780895266897 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Diary of early 19th century Quaker merchant and shipowner in Philadelphia provides a unique social history of the time and place, as well as the author's views on democracy, wealth, women's rights, and Quakerism. 22 b&w illustrations. Book Condition :Good; no text marks, owner's name on half title page; page tip creasing; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some staining to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Fair; chipping and tearing to edges, corners, and spine ends; overall rubbing; price unclipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Hans Christian Andersen (4 Articles Reprinted from the American-Scandinavian Review, 1930), Topsoe-Jensen - Rubow - Olrik - Moller - Clausen
96 Hans Christian Andersen (4 Articles Reprinted from the American-Scandinavian Review, 1930) Topsoe-Jensen - Rubow - Olrik - Moller - Clausen
American-Scandinavian Review Edition Unstated Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Reprinted from the Andersen Anniversary Number of the America-Scandinavian Review, April, 1930, published in honor or Andersen's one hundred and twenty-fifth birthday. Contains four articles: The Writer by Helge Topsoe-Jensen and Paul V. Rubow - Childhood Home in Odense by H. G. Olrik - The Poet and the Fair Sex by Kai Friis Moller - Abroad and at Home by Julius Clausen. Illustrated. No date shown for this reprint (c. 1940). 32-page stapled softcover.Book Condition : Good; previous owner's name inside front cover. Pages are clean and bright, no markings and no tear. Overall bend to top spine corner has left some light wrinkling to pages . Cover is worn with creasing, aging around the edges, wear and chipping to edges. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 0 0 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Memorial Proceedings of the Senate upon the Death of HON. JAMES S . BOYD: Late a Senator from the Twelfth District of Pennsylvania, Unstated
97 Memorial Proceedings of the Senate upon the Death of HON. JAMES S . BOYD: Late a Senator from the Twelfth District of Pennsylvania Unstated
United States Government Printing Office 1935 Probable First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 
Hardback - black cover with gilt title label on front; 16 pp. 1935 printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Condition: Fair; very light dampstain to edges of most pages; dampstain to tissue overlay but portrait plate is not affected. Otherwise pages are clean, unmarked, no tears, overall light crimp to top corner at spine. Cover has scuffing and a couple areas of light dampness. Edges have some rubbing and light wear. Hinges are intact. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 USD
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98 Distinguished Military Men : Word Portraits of Eight of Columbia's Finest Von Stetten, Wayne
Willow Street PA Wayne Von Stetten 2006 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on title page. Biographical sketches of 6 Generals and 2 Admirals from Columbia Pennsylvania - Thomas Welsh, Edward Shannon, Daniel Strickler, Charles Supplee, Richard Snyder, Frank Smoker, Charles Mason, and Dr. Richard Kern. Privately Published. Book Condition : Very Good; light rubbing to covers; curling to front cover edge; a few spots to text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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99 Autobiographies: Reveries Over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Veil W.B. Yeats
New York NY The MacMillan Co. 1926 Hardcover Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
1927 New and reset edition w/ additional material. 477 pp. includes several b&w plates. Autobiographical writings including Reveries Over Childhood and Youth (1914); The Trembling of the Veil (1922-1926); and notes. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; toning to end papers from inlaid DJ; owner's name on front free end paper. Dust Jacket separated into 4 pieces and inlaid. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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100 Festschrift Friedrich Carl Andreas zur Vollendung des siebzigsten Lebensjahres am 14. April 1916: Dargebracht von Freunden und Schülern Wackernagel, J. ; H. Oldenberg ; A. Debrunner ; et al.
Leipzig Otto Harrassowitz 1916 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 
Softcover, protected by seminary library pressboard wraps, with original spine visible. 142 pp, 2 plates (1 color). Text in German. Probably first edition. 14 articles, each with a different author, on Andreas and his work. Condition: Good; ex-seminary library with typical markings, labels, stamps and residual from removed rear pocket on pressboard cover, stamps and penciled notes on extremities. Reading pages are clean, edges crisp, some creasing. Age darkening around edges of covers, original spine largely missing, but title visible. One piece separated, laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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