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The First African Baptist Church Cemetary, Volume I; Historical and Archaeological Documentation
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The First African Baptist Church Cemetary, Volume I; Historical and Archaeological Documentation

by Parrington, Michael

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Philadelphia: John Milner Associates, 1989. Quarto. When the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia authorized the excavation of an early black cemetery (c. 1823-1842), it made the strictest effort also with the help of the Smithsonian to determined much on the health and demography of blacks in early 19th century Philadelphia. 187 pages, plus more than 150 pages of the map,… Read more about this item
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An Autobiography; the Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist; Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as an Independent Missionary
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An Autobiography; the Story of the Lord's Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist; Containing an Account of Her Life Work of Faith, and Her Travels in America, England, Ireland, Scotland, India and Africa, as an Independent Missionary

by Smith, Amanda

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Chicago, (1921): The Christian Witness. First Edition. Octavo. 506 pages, illustrated. With an introduction by Bishop Thoburn of India. Amanda Berry Smith was born in slavery but became an African-American female evangelist. As a missionary she traveled to India and Africa from 1878 to 1890, and upon her return published a five-hundred-page autobiography hoping the sales would help pay… Read more about this item
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The Ideal Scout (Vol. 1, No. 1-October 1935))

The Ideal Scout (Vol. 1, No. 1-October 1935))

by Badali, Paul J. (editor)

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Alison Park, PA: Badali Printery, 1935. Octavo. 12 pages. A rare first volume of a proposed magazine on the ideal scout concept. Paul Bedali was a printer who was devoted to scouting as taught by the Boy Scouts of America. OCLC does not show that any copies are held by any library. The proposed topics were to discuss the… Read more about this item
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Lone Indian: Official Organ of the Indian Fraternity, (7 issues) and Boy Lone Indian (3 Issues) (1933-1935)
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Lone Indian: Official Organ of the Indian Fraternity, (7 issues) and Boy Lone Indian (3 Issues) (1933-1935)

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Kankakee, Illinois: Lone Indian Fraternit. Octavo. A very scarce collection (no copies are found on OCLC) of the Lone Indian Fraternity which began in 1926 and was continued up until World War II when its youth became members of the U.S military. The issues of the Lone Indian are: Vol. 8 nos. 6(pt. 1 and 2), Vol. 8 no.… Read more about this item
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The Absorbent Mind
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The Absorbent Mind

by Montessori, Maria

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Adyar: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1961. Octavo. Third edition. Portrait frontispiece, 297 pages. A remarkable book by a woman who not only was well-versed with the history of philosophy, but deeply interested in pedagogy. For those who have found the sad state of American publication lacking, here she has written a work on moral philosophy and the need not… Read more about this item
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Fucked Up + Photocopies; Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement
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Fucked Up + Photocopies; Instant Art of the Punk Rock Movement

by Turcotte, Bryan Ray; Christopher T. Miller

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Corte Madera, California; (1999): Gingko Press. Quarto. ). 237 pages, chiefly illustrations. A definitive collection of posters and flyers produced between 1977 and 1985 for the North American punk rock scene. Many of these flyers and posters were created and photocopied by the musicians themselves out of whatever material could be found. The photocopy offered both a cost-effective way… Read more about this item
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Henri-Louis Le Kain De La comedie-Francasie (inscribed by the author)
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Henri-Louis Le Kain De La comedie-Francasie (inscribed by the author)

by Olivier, Jean Jacques

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Paris: Societe Francaise D'imprimerie et De Librairie, 1907. Quarto. Inscribed by Olivier to Julien Bertheat. Portrait frontispiece, viii, 347 pages, 66 unnumbered leaves of plates with descriptive tissue guards. A student of Voltaire and a follower of his social and aesthetic views, Le Kain was the outstanding actor of enlightened classicism. He opposed salon-like, aristocratic refinement in acting and,… Read more about this item
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Etudes Sur Les Reformateurs, Ou, Socialistes Modernes (2 Volume set)
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Etudes Sur Les Reformateurs, Ou, Socialistes Modernes (2 Volume set)

by Reybaud, M. Louis

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Paris: Guillamin, 1849. Small Octavo. In two volumes: Text in French. Vol. I, 428 pages, index. Vol. 2. 386 (1) pp (4) pp. publisher's ads. Major Studies on Contemporary Reformers or Modern Socialists especially emphasizing utopian concepts: Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, Robert Owen, and Jeremy Bentham. This sixth edition has the additional insights and research of M. Villermain. Here are… Read more about this item
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History of European Morals: From Augustus to Charlemagne (2 Volume set)
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History of European Morals: From Augustus to Charlemagne (2 Volume set)

by Lecky, William Edward Hartpole

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London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1869. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes. (2)pp. publisher's ads, xviii, 498 and x, 423pp. One of Mark Twain's favorite books and one he used in writing A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. There is a heavily annotated copy in the Mark Twain Collection. While this book has been among the most influential… Read more about this item
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Nisei Daugter
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Nisei Daugter

by Sone, Monica

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Boston; (1953): Little Brown and Co. First Edition. Octavo. ). 238 pages. The autobiography of Kazuko Itoi, a second-generation Japanese American woman who struggles through the familial, and racial conflicts of finding her identity. Kazuko Itoi, anglicized as the author Monica Sone, portrays the internment traumas of Japanese Americans after the outbreak of World War II and her "development"… Read more about this item
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On the Trail of Marihuana; the Weed of Madness

On the Trail of Marihuana; the Weed of Madness

by Rowell, Earle Albert and Robert Rowell

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Mountain View, CA, (1939): Pacific Press Pub. Association. First Edition. Octavo. 96 pages. The author wrote that Marijuana (using an old spelling) destroys will power, making a jellyfish of the user, so that he eliminates the line between right and wrong, and substitutes one's own warped desires or the base suggestions of others as the standard of right. Above… Read more about this item
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The Monthly Jubilee Published By an Associatiopn of the Daugthers and Sons of toil (Vol. III, No. VII, June, 1853)
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The Monthly Jubilee Published By an Associatiopn of the Daugthers and Sons of toil (Vol. III, No. VII, June, 1853)

by Denny, John Jay (editor)

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Philadelphia, June, 1853: Jubilee Publication Office. Octavo. 31 pages.(i.e. 293-322(3) pp.) One of the earliest radical publications calling for freedom of labor to determine their own wages, Warns of European and big banking interests against the rights of the common man. Bound in yellow printed wrappers (stitched), lower corner with chipping. A very good copy.
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My Ten-Rod Farm; or, How I Became a Florist
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My Ten-Rod Farm; or, How I Became a Florist

by Gilman, Mrs. Maria [pseud. Charles Barnard]

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Boston: Loring, 1869. First Edition. Small Octavo. 119 pages. First published as a Pamphlet. Although the above shows the pseud. Mrs. Maria Gilman as is also the case in the early newspaper ads (1869), the item appears only a year later identifying Charles Barnard as the author who later was known for his many books on gardening. Why this… Read more about this item
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The Fellaheen (signed)
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The Fellaheen (signed)

by Ayrout, Henry Habib, S.j.

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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 about this item
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The Phelps Dodge Strike
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The Phelps Dodge Strike

by United Steelworks of America

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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 about this item
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Tour Guide of Spring Pilgrimage; Including an Historic Outline of Natchez and Its Outstanding Places
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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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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 about this item
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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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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))

by Hector, William

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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 about this item
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A Son of China
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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 about this item
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Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers Magazine (October 1914)
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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 about this item
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In Gipsy Tents  with a New Forward By A.J. Clinch
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In Gipsy Tents with a New Forward By A.J. Clinch

by Groome, Francis Hindes

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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 about this item
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