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Reluctant Genius; The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell
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Reluctant Genius; The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell

By Gray, Charlotte (Biography of Alexander G. Bell.)

Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers 978-0-00-200676-7 [978-0-00-200676-7] 2006. (Hardcover) 467pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Signed by the author. Illustrated endpapers, illustrations, maps, photographs, appendix, sources, index. A number written in ink on the front endpaper and a label on the first blank page. "Bell ranks among the world's greatest invenotrs, a far-seeing genius who changed the way we communicate. Reluctant Genius draws us effortlessly into the high-stakes arena of nineteenth-century invention, when eager scientists rushed to patent new-fangled ideas, and Samuel Morse's telegraph was opening up the world in ways never before imagined. But how could Alec Bell, an unknown teacher of the deaf, newly arrived in America, hope to compete, when he lacked both the social connections and even the mental stability to bring his inventions to fruition?". Biography of Alexander G. Bell. Book about Mabel Hubbard & Inventions. Time Period 19th Century. (Biography, Biography, Science, Telecommunications, Telegraph, Telephone).

$26.25

'Janey Canuck': Women in Canada, 1919-1939 (Publisher series: Canadian Historical Association Booklets--Janey Canuck; Canadian Historical Association Booklets.)

By Strang-Boag, Veronica

Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association [0-88798-147-X] 1994. (Staplebound) 36pp. Very good plus. The edges are faded. "In the years between the two world wars, Canadians tested the promise of equality between the sexes symbolized by federal and provincial woman suffrage victories. In 1919, in the wake of wartime sacrifice, many citizens hoped the Dominion was on the brink of a 'new day' that would bring good times and a fair deal" - from the Introduction. Time Period 1919-1939 & Great Depression. Publisher series: Canadian Historical Association Booklets #53 Janey Canuck). (Biography, Feminism, History--Canada, Suffrage Movement--Canada, Women--Canada).

$10.50

1939 Prospector

By Sparr, William H. (editor)

Golden: Colorado School of Mines 1939. (4to) np. Very good, no dust jacket. Embossed dark blue cloth with cover illustration. Yearbook format and contents. "To the alumni of the Colorado School of Mines: to these Men, who are symbols of the Engineering Profession, who build cities in the wilderness, and scoff at Relief, who fight to Victory, and damn the odds, who make Our School a respected institution from Pole to Pole... To these men this Prospector is dedicated" - the Staff. Locale: Colorado--United States; Golden--Colorado. (Yearbooks, Applied Science, Engineering, Mining, Prospecting, Yearbooks).

$63.00

John Free; From Bristol to Rome in the Fifteenth Century

By Mitchell, R.J. (Biography of John Free.)

London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1955. (Hardcover) 157pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustration, notes, bibliography, index. The dust jacket is lightly worn and has a 2-inch closed tear on the front panel. "From the quays of Bristol to the court of Rome, by way of Oxford and the universities and courts of Renaissance Italy - that is the odyssey of John Free. In the middle years of the fifteenth century this young Englishman, without money or influence, proved to the Italian scholars and artists of the age that he could compete with them on level terms". Biography of John Free. Time Period 15th Century. Locale: Bristol--England; Rome--Italy. (Biography, Biography, Scholarship, Universities).

$26.25

Tennyson

By Levi, Peter (Biography of Alfred Lord Tennyson.)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons [0-684-19662-X] 1993. (Hardcover) 370pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Genealogy, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. "Peter Levi, a prolific poet and one of England's most well-respected scholars, brings his wide learning and poet's sensibility to an intelligent and appreciative examination of the life and work of one of the English language's most accomplished and enduring masters". Biography of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Book about Thomas Carlyle, Queen Victoria, William Makepeace Thackeray. Time Period 1809-1892 & 19th Century. (Biography, Biography, Poetry--European, Poets--England).

$26.25

Robert Graves; The Assault Heroic; 1895-1926
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Robert Graves; The Assault Heroic; 1895-1926

By Graves, Richard Perceval (Biography of Robert Graves.)

New York: Elisabeth Sifton Books [0-670-81326-5] 1987, 1st American edition. (Hardcover) 387pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Genealogy, photographs, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. There is a previous owner's blind stamp to the front free endpaper and a remainder mark. "In Robert Graves: the Assault Heroic, the poet's nephew - a distinguished biographer in his own right before turning to the subject - offers the reader a remarkable narrative about a young poet's struggle to find inspiration. With meticulous judgment and a deep understanding of his uncle's difficult, unsettling character, Mr. Graves has created an unusually intimate and closely observed picture of the poet's early years". Biography of Robert Graves. Book about Siegfried Sassoon & Youth. Time Period 1895-1926. Locale: France. (Biography, Authors--England, Biography, Poets--England, World War 1).

$31.50

From Centaur to Cross; The Unpublished Correspondence & the Centaur (Includes Centaur.)

By De Guerin, Maurice

New York: Covici Friede 1929. (Hardcover) 214pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustration, notes. The covers are lightly wrinkled, the dust jacket is price-clipped, edgeworn and lightly soiled along the spine. "This manuscript was not found in a bottle; it was literally found on the ocean. A well known American writer looking for stamps discovered a little packet in the smoking-room of a Westbound liner. The deciphering of these letters revealed priceless material for the life story of one of the greatest writers of French prose - Maurice de Guerin". Includes The Centaur. Identified on spine as The Life and Letters of Maurice de Guerin with the Centaur. Translated by H. Bedford-Jones. Introduction and notes by Gilbert Chinard. Locale: France. (Biography, Authors, Biography, Correspondence, Letters).

$36.75

I Celebrate Myself; The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg
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I Celebrate Myself; The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

By Morgan, Bill (Biography of Allen Ginsberg.)

New York: Viking [0-670-03796-6] 2006. (Hardcover) 702pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. A remainder mark on the bottom edge. Biography of Allen Ginsberg. (Biography, Beat Poetry, Poetry--American).

$31.50

The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell (6 Volumes in Slipcase)

By Boswell, James

New York: McGraw Hill Book Company 1950-1959, later printings. (Hardcover boxed set) Near fine, no dust jacket. The complete set in a lightly shelfworn and sunned slipcase. Map endpapers, illustrations, indices. A previous owner's stamp and date on the half-title of each volume. Published from the original manuscript. Vol. 1 Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763. Vol. 2 Boswell in Holland, 1763-1764. Vol. 3 Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764. Vol. 4 Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765-1766. Vol. 5 Boswell in Search of a Wife. 1766-1769. Vol. 6 Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774. Preface by Christopher Morley. Introduction and notes by Frederick A. Pottle. (Biography).

$367.50

The Macadonian; 1961-62

By Miles MacDonell Collegiate

Winnipeg: Inter-Collegiate Press 1962. (4to) Very good, no dust jacket. High school yearbook format and content. The covers are rubbed and lightly soiled. Time Period 1961-62. Locale: Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Yearbooks, Miles MacDonell Collegiate--Winnipeg, School Yearbooks--Manitoba, Schools--Manitoba, Yearbooks).

$31.50

Bamboo Sprouts and Maple Buds; Being Memoirs of a Life Begun in West China in 1913 and Transplanted to Canada in 1925

By Johns, Martin W.

Hamilton: Martin W. Johns [0-9696672-1-3] 1992, 2nd edition. (4to paperback) 134pp. Near fine. Signed by the author. Photographs, illustrations. "I have had it in mind for several years to put down on paper since my birth on March 23, 1913. There have been ample signs, in terms of aches and pains, to remind me that the fine body I was given by my parents' genes and their love and care is not immortal and that, if I want to pass on to my grandchildren some part of the flavour of a life that began early in the 20th century, I had better get started" - from the Prologue. Time Period 1913-1992. Locale: Canada; Chengdu--China; Hamilton--Ontario. (Biography, Memoir, Missionaries, Travel).

$21.00

John Ruskin; The Early Years; 1819-1859
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John Ruskin; The Early Years; 1819-1859

By Hilton, Tim (Biography of John Ruskin.)

New Haven: Yale University Press [0-300-03298-6] 1985. (Hardcover) 301pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Frontispiece, photographs, illustrations, notes, index. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper. "This authoritative biography of John Ruskin, the most influential nineteenth-century critic of art, and later of society, is the fruit of almost twenty years of research and the first to return to the original sources. Drawing on the complete text of Ruskin's diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents, it casts much new and fascinating light on the background of Ruskin's numerous books". Biography of John Ruskin. Time Period 1819-1859 & 19th Century. Vol. 1. (Biography, Art Criticism, Political Theory, Social Behavior, Social Criticism, Society).

$36.75

John Ruskin; The Later Years
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John Ruskin; The Later Years

By Hilton, Tim (Biography of John Ruskin; Journals of John Ruskin; Letters of John Ruskin.)

New Haven: Yale University Press [0-300-08311-4] 2000. (Hardcover) 656pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, notes, index. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn at the top. "This is the second and final volume of Tim Hilton's acclaimed life of John Ruskin, one of the greatest writers and thinkers of the nineteenth century. Ruskin was the most prolific English writer there has ever been. His published works alone number some 250 titles and this is besides lectures, diaries, correspondence and tens of thousands of letters that remain unpublished. This is the first biography of Ruskin to return to the original source material, some of which has been read for the first time by the author". Biography of John Ruskin. Journals of John Ruskin. Letters of John Ruskin. Time Period 1859-1900 & 19th Century. Vol. 2. (Biography, Art Criticism, Authors, Literary Criticism, Mental Illness, Political Activism).

$47.25

Die Schott Familien Im Weltbuch 1992

By Family Heritage International

Bath: Family Heritage International 1992. (4to) Very good plus, no dust jacket. Burgundy leatherette with gilt decoration on the front cover. Color maps, illustrations, tables, index. "Die historische vergangenheit ist uns jederzeit verfugbar. Wir konnen unsere eigene herkunft fast zu jeder Zeit, wenn wir wollen, erforschen. Die jungere Vergangenheit und die Gegenwart sind dagegen nicht so leicht zu uberschauen" - from the text. Book about Schott Familien. Text in German Language. (Biography, Family Histories, Family Tree).

$31.50

Misericordia Hospital Winnipeg 60th Anniversary 1924-1984

By Misericordia General Hospital

Winnipeg: Misericordia General Hospital 1984. (4to) 112pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Photographic endpapers, photographs, illustrations, musical notation. "This book is dedicated to all Misericordia graduates on the 60th Anniversary of the Misericordia General Hospital Nurses Alumni 1924-1984". Locale: Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Yearbooks, Hospital, Nursing, Yearbooks).

$31.50

Brown and Gold 1962 Volume 43

By University of Manitoba

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba 1962. (4to) np. Very good, no dust jacket. Red leatherette with gold decoration on cover. Yearbook content and format. Time Period 1962. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Yearbooks, University of Manitoba, Yearbooks).

$52.50

The Star 1957

By Steinbach Bible Institute

Steinbach: Steinbach Bible Institute 1957. (4to paperback) 84pp. Very good. Yearbook content and format. The top and bottom of the spine is gently worn and the lettering on the front cover is slightly rubbed. Time Period 1957. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Steinbach--Manitoba; Western Canada. (Yearbooks, Yearbooks).

$31.50

Invictus 89

By Vincent Massey Collegiate--Winnipeg

Winnipeg: Vincent Massey Collegiate--Winnipeg 1989. (4to) 128pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Yearbook content and format. Book about Vincent Massey Collegiate. Time Period 1989. Identified on spine as V.M.C. 89. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Yearbooks, Yearbooks).

$31.50

The Macadonian 1963

By Miles MacDonell Collegiate

Winnipeg: Inter-Collegiate Press 1963. (4to) 142pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Yearbook content and format. Time Period 1963. Locale: Manitoba; Miles MacDonell Collegiate; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Yearbooks, School, Yearbooks).

$31.50

Memories '76

By Kildonan East Regional Secondary School

Winnipeg: Kildonan East Regional Secondary School 1976. (4to) 126pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Yearbook content and format. Book about Kildonan East Collegiate--Winnipeg. Time Period 1976. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Yearbooks, Yearbooks).

$31.50

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