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cover of The Fellaheen (signed)

The Fellaheen (signed)

by Ayrout, Henry Habib, S.j.

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1954
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Cairo: Np, 1954. Small Quarto. 7th edition. A signed card is tipped in along with his inscription on the title page: "to my little brother and companion, John Habib, June 1955. 122 leaves(printed on rectos only). This edition was revised by the author. Father Ayrout was an educator and sociologist whose work on the Fellahin (often spelled Fellaheen) was… Read more
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cover of The Phelps Dodge Strike

The Phelps Dodge Strike

by United Steelworks of America

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Published
1984
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Morenci Miners Union, 1984. Quarto. 12 pages. The Morenci Miners Union published this work to describe the Phelps Dodge Strike situation as of May 1984. It includes the strike timeline, updates to supporters, and a list of lawsuits pending. It asks for contributions to the USWA Local 616, Strike and Defense Fund of Clifton, Arizona, or the Copper Relief… Read more
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cover of Tour Guide of Spring Pilgrimage; Including an Historic Outline of Natchez and Its Outstanding Places

Tour Guide of Spring Pilgrimage; Including an Historic Outline of Natchez and Its Outstanding Places

by Marshall, Theodora Britton and Louise Henderson

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Published
1940
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Matchez, Mississippi: Natchez Printing & Stationery Co, 1940. Narrow Octavo. 31 pages. It has a map of old Natchez, and announces the programs in early 1941of as well as the Confederate Hall Tableaux, Show Boat Entertainment, and an evening of Negro Spirituals at the St. John Methodist Church on four different nights during the Garden Club Pilgrimage. Bound in… Read more
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cover of Selections from the Judicial Records of Renfrewshire: Illustrative of the Administration of the Laws in the County, and Manners and Condition of the Inhabitants (2 Volume Set Signed and limited))

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Paisley; 1876 and 1878: J. & J. Cook. Limited Edition. Quarto. In two volumes. A special edition of only 32 copies printed for subscribers, printed on Whatman's Hand-Made imperial paper. Vol. I (1876) continue with the subtitle: with notes, introductory and explanatory, and six fac-similes of old documents. an original photograph of the author signed and mounted as a… Read more
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cover of A Son of China

A Son of China

by Sheng-Cheng; Marvin McCord Lewses; Paul Valery

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New York; (1930): W.W. Norton and Co. First Edition. Octavo. 286 pages. Translation of Vers l'kunited and Ma mere et moil. This work is not only autobiographical but it deals with the 1916 Chinese Revolution and his research in Paris. Mr. Cheng Shenkg was professor of comparative sericulture at the Sorbonne, Paris. Later he taught sociology at the Central… Read more
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cover of Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers Magazine (October 1914)

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Columbus, OHio: Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engine Men, 1914. Octavo. pp. 401-525, plus preliminaries, ads. Several full page detailed ads of brake devices (some in color), Besides the many articles on air brakes, there are dozens of technical articles on other equipment (including an electric power that might surpass steam). The article on "fireman and firing" p. 202-203… Read more
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cover of In Gipsy Tents  with a New Forward By A.J. Clinch

In Gipsy Tents with a New Forward By A.J. Clinch

by Groome, Francis Hindes

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Published
1973
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(Yorkshire, England): E P Publishing, 1973. Octavo. 387 pages. Reprint edition from the 1880 edition with a new forward by A.J. Clinch. The author portrays the individual gipsy personalities with whom he stayed and knew intimately, describes their daily life and in turn brings to the reader accounts of events and happenings told to him by the gipsies. A… Read more
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cover of Album of Odd Fellows Homes, 12th Revised, DeLuxe Edition

Album of Odd Fellows Homes, 12th Revised, DeLuxe Edition

by Wolfe, Ida F.

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Published
1927
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Minneapolis, MN: John M. Wolfe Company, 1927. Octavo. 128 pages, index. Founded at the Seven Stars Inn of Baltimore on April 26, 1819. This work has color photographs of the birthplace as well as over 90 other color images of its temples, hospitals, and parks. The International Order of Odd Fellows is one of the great charitable… Read more
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cover of Memoir of R.A. Scott Macfied (Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, Third Series, Vol. XIV,  Special Number)

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Edinbugrh: Edinburgh University Press, 1935. Octavo. 120 pages. Illustrated with photographic images. The great gypsy collection of R.A. Scott Macfie is at Liverpool University. In 1907 John Sampson and fellow gypsiologist David MacRitchie persuaded Macfie to revive the Gypsy Lore Society which had been defunct for the previous 14 years. The letter books held in the GLS… Read more
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cover of Gypsies; a Multidisciplinary Annotated Bibliography

Gypsies; a Multidisciplinary Annotated Bibliography

by Tong, Diane

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Published
1995
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. 397 pages, subject, names and title index. bibliographic references. Annotated with many works by Gypsy authors or which highlight Gypsy voices. Gypsy authors, reflecting their oppression, were often angry, defiant, or just plain weary of the struggle. During the writing of this book, (1995) the communist regimes… Read more
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cover of The Cherokee Indians with Special Reference to Their Relationships with the United States Government

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New York, (1907): The Grafton Press. Small Octavo. 116 pages. index. From the library of one of the foremost historians of Oklahoma, Grant Foreman's copy, Muskogee Oklahoma, Aug. 11, 1933. The author shows the policies of the Federal Government in its treatment of the Cherokees. While dealing with injustice and dishonesty, he shows how much was… Read more
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cover of Homosexuality and the Constitution (4 Volume set)

Homosexuality and the Constitution (4 Volume set)

by Leonard, Arthur S.

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Published
1997
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1997. First Edition. Octavo. In 4 Volumes. Vol. 1 Homosexual conduct and state regulation; Vol. 2. Homosexuals and the military; Vol. 3 Homosexuality, politics and speech, Vol. 4. Homosexuality and the family. Arthur S. Leonard is Professor of Law at New York University and founder of New York City's Gay Lawyer's Association. He has… Read more
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cover of The Editor, the Bluenose and the Prostitute, H.L. Mencken's History of the "Hatrack" Censorship Case

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Boulder, CO; (1988): Roberts Rinehart. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 174 pages. Limited signed edition (No. 49 of 250 copies).Carl Bode who wrote an important biography of H.L. Mencken knew of the eight thick bound volumes in the Enoch Pratt Free Library all labelled "The Hatrack Case". Included here are newspaper and magazine clippings and other sources… Read more
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cover of In Defense of Women

In Defense of Women

by Mencken, H. L.

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New York; (1918): Alfred A. Knopf. First Edition. Octavo. . 218 pages. He argued (unlike Schopenhauer) that women were equal to men in many areas of intellect but also often made sounder decisions. He believed in women's suffrage but took a dislike to some of the striden suffragists. He stood in deep appreciation for the strong, independent woman while… Read more
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cover of Barbarities of the Enemy; Exposed in a Report of the Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States, Appointed to Enquire Into the Spirit and Manner in Which the War Has Been Waged By the Enemy, and the Documents Accompanying Said Report

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Worcester, MA: Printed By Isaac Sturtevant for Remark Dunnell, 1814. 16mo. 192 pages. Sharon Block writing in the Journal of American History notes that this is one of the books that terrified and incensed the populace who read about the vicious rapes by the redcoats (p. 116ff.). While courts of law kept the intimate details from the wider public,… Read more
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cover of Sketches of America; a Narrative of a Journey of Five thousand Miles Through the Eastern and western States of America: contained in Eight Reports..

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818. Octavo. 454 pages. (Subtitle continues): ...."addressed to the thirty-nine English families by whom the author was deputed in June 1817, to ascertain whether any, and what part of the United States would be suitable for their residence." follows: "with remarks on Mr. Birkbeck's "notes" and "letters" He warned the would be… Read more
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cover of Onward to Fame and Fortune; or , Climbing Life's Ladder

Onward to Fame and Fortune; or , Climbing Life's Ladder

by Thayer, William M.

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Published
1897
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New York: Christian Herald, 1897. Large Octavo. 446 pages, index, profusely illustrated, portraits. While the cult of success can be traced back to Poor Richard's Almanac, it reached its zenith in the Gilded Age in the period from 1870 to 1910. The self-help philosophy of Samuel Smiles was developed by Thayer with hundreds of examples with… Read more
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cover of History of the North American Young Men's Christian Associations (Inscribed By Him to Fellow Leader, O.E. Tyler)

History of the North American Young Men's Christian Associations (Inscribed By Him to Fellow Leader, O.E. Tyler)

by Morse, Richard C[ary], 1941-1926

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Published
1913
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New York: Association Press, 1913. First Edition. Octavo. xiv, 290pp. (2)pp. ads. Inscribed by the author to Fellow Leader, O.E. Tyler. The best early history of the YMCA by its President Richard C. Morris. He was General Secretary from 1972 to 1915. Tyler first assisted the Navy with its YMCA program which provided places for sailors… Read more
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cover of The Gipsies; Being a Brief Account of Their History,origin, Capabilities, Manners and Customs with Suggestions for the Reformation and Conversion of the English Gipsies

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London: W. Lister, 1865. First Edition. Small Octavo. ix, 178 pp. (2)pp. ads. . While the aristocrats looked down upon the Gipsies for their habits, sloviness and their frequent theft of money or property, Henry Woodcock was among the leading ministers in England who felt they should be viewed as needing the same Gospel that was aimed at all… Read more
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cover of Save the Girls

Save the Girls

by Long, Mason

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Fort Wayne, Indiana; (1988): Mason Long. Small Octavo. 258 pages. The author also wrote: The Converted Gambler. Here he is appealing to those fascinated with girls who ended up in prostitution. While brothels existed in every town and city of any size, it was assumed that most were tricked into the activity by conniving men.… Read more
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