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Biography & Autobiography

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Biography & Autobiography

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1 Gone for a soldier: The Civil War memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard : from the Alec Thomas Archives Alfred Bellard
New York NY Little, Brown 1975 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Stated 1st Edition. 298 pp. w/ b&w and color illustrations by Bellard throughout. Serving in the Army of the Potomac (5th New Jersey Infantry) from the early days of the War through 1864, Bellard left a unique record of the life of a private in the Civil War. His pencil sketches and wash drawings compliment his descriptions of life during combat, in camp, and on the march. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear, chipping, ans some small tearing along edges, corners, and spine ends; mild rubbing; price unclipped. a 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 A Diary of Battle: The Personal Journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright 1861-1865 Allan Nevins
Gettysburg PA Butternut & Blue / Stan Clark Books 1993 1879664151 / 9781879664159 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Commander of the artillery, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac. Wainwright served in almost all the major Eastern engagements - Peninsula Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, gettysburg, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Appomattox. Excellent primary source material. Reprint of 1962 edition. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; a few small stains and smudges to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear along edges with a few small tears; waviness to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 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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5 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: 25.00 USD
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6 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 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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7 The Marquis De La Fayette in the American Revolution, With Some Account of the Attitude of France Toward the War of Independence (2 Volumes) Charlemagne Tower
Philadelphia PA J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1901 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo up to 7" tall. Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper of Vol. 1. 1901 two volume set in Library Binding. 1031 pp. w/ several two page facsimile maps. Traces La Fayette's military career from his arrival in 1777 to Cornwallis' surrender in 1781. Relies heavily on Lafayette's private letters, archived manuscripts, and State Dept. records. Book Conditions : Good, Ex-College Library; frontispiece portrait in Vol. 1 detached but inlaid; no text marks noted; bumping to top spine end of Vol. 1; catalog labels on spines; bookplates inside front covers; pocket and slips inside rear covers; covers very clean; paper was deacidified. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Albert Sidney Johnston: Soldier of Three Republics Charles P. Roland
Austin TX University of Texas Press 1964 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
384 pp. w/ 10 b&w photos & illustrations and 16 maps. Balanced, scholarly, systematic biography of the Texan, U.S., and Confederate officer. Roland argues that Johnston's death at Shiloh has been over-mythologized given an incomplete record. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, former owner's name inside front cover; very light bumping to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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9 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 7 - 9" 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 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 The Rockefellers at Williamsburg: Backstage With the Founders Donald J. Gonzales
McLean VA Epm Pubns Inc 1991 0939009587 / 9780939009589 Hardcover Good Minus Good Minus Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Outlines the idea, financing, publicity , and construction that underlay the Rockefeller's project to restore Colonial Williamsburg. 159 pp. w/ b&w photos (many full page) throughout. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; discoloration to cover edges at top left corner and bottom right (front) and top and bottom center (rear) from water spill - no smell. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; waviness at bottom right front and top center rear edge from water spill; light shelf wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Andromeda in Wimpole Street Dormer Creston
London, England Eyre & Spottiswoode 1950 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"Containing Extracts from the Love Letters of Elizabeth and Robert Browning". Edited selection from their voluminous correspondence details the secret courtship of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; sunlight fading to spine; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear along edges w/tearing along bottom; in protective mylar. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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12 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 Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1984 17th printing. 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; no text markings; bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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13 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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14 The Trial of Thomas More E. E. Reynolds
New York NY The Notable Trials Library 1993 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" 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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Croton Review: A Tribute to Anne Sexton (Issue #11, Spring / Summer 1988), Editorial Board
15 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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16 Jane Welsh and Jane Carlyle Elizabeth Drew
New York NY Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1928 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1928 possible 1st Edition. Hardcover, 282 pp. w/ 5 b&w illustrations. Narrative biography of the Scottish writer Jane Welsh Carlyle. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Literary Society Library; no text marks; Discard stamped inside front cover and on text block; filing number on bottom spine; pocket and slip remnants inside rear cover; light wear to spine ends. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Mastersingers Filson Young
New York NY Henry Holt and Company 1911 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2nd American Edition from 5th English Edition. gilt top text block. Collection of essays on classical music and opera. Subjects include Hector Berlioz, Tristan und Isolde, Bach's Organ Fugues, and much more. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; impress and rubberstamps to title page and one in text; bookplate inside front cover; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; catalog label on bottom spine; slip, pocket, and label inside rear cover; 
Price: 13.00 USD
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18 The Young Hamilton: A Biography Flexner, James Thomas
Boston MA Little Brown & Co (T) 1978 0316285943 / 9780316285940 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Focused on Hamilton's first 26 years, up to the end of the American Revolution, this biography delves into his traumatic childhood in the West Indies. Flexner argues that these events created an ongoing conflict between Hamilton's amazing creative gifts and a destructive tendency from unhealed psychic wounds. Book Condition : Good; no text markings; previous owner's bookplate on free end paper, impress at bottom right title page; light spotting to text block; binding relaxed. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping and small tears along edges, corners, and spine; rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 William Morris (Twayne's English authors series ; TEAS 262) Frederick Kirchhoff
Boston MA Twayne Publishers 1979 0805767231 / 9780805767230 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Printing. 182 pp. Critical literary biography of William Morris, a seminal figure in the Arts & Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite movements in Victorian England. Morris" poetry and writings (including translations and work with Scandinavian myths) are discussed. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; spotting to text block (and some on the rear cover). No Dust Jacket Condition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 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 7 - 9" 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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