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Frances Willard: A Biography
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Frances Willard: A Biography

By Bordin, Ruth

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. xv, [1], 294 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Grey cloth with black spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Frances Willard (1839-1898) was president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and supported women's suffrage and education. "Based on recently released diaries and papers, this is the first book-length study of Willard in more than forty years, reestablishing her as one of the most powerful women in American history." -- dust jacket. Book is in Near Fine Condition: top page edges slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: upper edge slightly rubbed; clean and bright.

$14.00

Reisen und Streifzüge in Mexiko und Nordamerika 1849-1856; Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Siegfried Augustin; Mit ethnologischen Anmerkungen von Egon Renner
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Reisen und Streifzüge in Mexiko und Nordamerika 1849-1856; Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Siegfried Augustin; Mit ethnologischen Anmerkungen von Egon Renner

By Paul Wilhelm, Duke of Württemberg

Stuttgart, Germany: Thienemann, Edition Erdmann, 1986. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good -. 375 p.: illustrations; 21 cm. Brown cloth with black and white spine title; blind-stamped illustration on front cover. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket printed in black and green. Part of the publisher's series Alte Abenteuerliche Reiseberichte. Undated gift inscription on series title page to Dr. Kenneth Kusmer, emeritus professor of history, Temple University. The account by Duke Friedrich Paul Wilhelm of Württemberg (1797-1860) of his exploratory journeys in parts of North America and Mexico from April 1849 to July 1856. A German naturalist and explorer, he had discovered the sources of the Missouri River in 1829. Entirely in German. Book is in Near Fine Condition: upper page edges slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good- Condition: upper edge rubbed; closed tear from upper edge at head of spine; clean and bright.

$25.00

The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself; Translated and Edited by John Addington Symonds With an Introduction by Thomas Craven and Illustrations by Fritz Kredel
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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself; Translated and Edited by John Addington Symonds With an Introduction by Thomas Craven and Illustrations by Fritz Kredel

By Cellini, Benveuto; Symonds, John Addington

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Near Fine. Kredel, Fritz. Printed at the Officina Bodoni in Verona. viii, [4], 301, [3] p.: illustrations; 34 cm. Off-white linen with grey pattern of the Florentine lily and a lion rampant. Gilt-stamped spine title on a dark blue cloth spine label. Black slipcase with gilt spine title. Top page edges are yellow. Title page printed in blue and black with a title vingette of the Cellini coat of arms. The illustrations consist of many in-text line and color wash drawings by Fritz Kredel. This is number 844 of a limited edition of 1550 copies printed for the Limited Editions Club by Hans Mardersteig in Verona, Italy, and signed by the artist, Fritz Kredel. Book is in Near Fine Condition: spine slightly sunned; internally clean and bright. The slipcase is in Very Good- Condition: spine ends and corners rubbed; small loss of black paper from lower section; slightly soiled but intact.

$98.00

An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815; With an Account of the Sufferings of her Surviving Officers and Crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart, or Zahahrah; and Observations Historical, Geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author, while a slave to the Arabs, and in the empire of Morocco By James Riley, late Master and Supercargo
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An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the American Brig Commerce, Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815; With an Account of the Sufferings of her Surviving Officers and Crew, who were enslaved by the wandering Arabs on the great African desart, or Zahahrah; and Observations Historical, Geographical, &c. made during the travels of the author, while a slave to the Arabs, and in the empire of Morocco By James Riley, late Master and Supercargo

By Riley, James

New York: Printed and published for the author, by T. & W. Mercein, 1817. Hardcover. Fair +. "Preceded by a brief sketch of the author's life; and concluded by a description of the famous city of Tombuctoo, on the river Niger, and of another large city, far south of it, on the same river, called Wassanah; narrated to the author at Mogadore, by Sidi Hamet, the Arabian merchant. With an Arabic and English vocabulary. Illustrated and embellished with ten handsome copperplate engravings." xiv, [2], 554, xvi p., frontispiece portrait of the author and 9 additional leaves of engraved plates, including 1 folded map; 22 cm. Contemporary calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Red leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Capt. Riley's Narrative. With Errata on first blank page following table of contents. The folded map (39 x 43 cm.): A Map of part of Africa, drawn from the latest authorities to illustrate thenarrative of Captain James Riled (New York: John H. Eddy, 1816). Original owner's inscription on back of frontispiece: "Wm. Bennett's Book price 3 Dollars by Subscription." Later owner's name on back of frontispiece William W. Dorman 1993. Early American Imprints, Series 2 (Shaw-Shoemaker), 41989. Published the same year as the far more common Hartford edition; unclear which is the true first edition. In Fair+ Condition: boards are detached but present; lacking leather at tail of spine and one lower corner of front board; frontispiece, title page, and pp. i-vi are detached but present; loss from fore-edges of pp. 1-vi, with minor loss of text from edges of pp. v-vi; loss from fore-edge of plate 2, without loss of image; lacking lower corner of p. 191-92, without loss of text; occasional closed tear of 1 cm. from fore-edge; closed 11-cm. tear from lower edge of folded map; several small stains on map; light soiling and foxing throughout.

$283.00

Handwritten letter signed by John C. Fremont
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Handwritten letter signed by John C. Fremont

By Fremont, John Charles

1885. Very Good. 1 handwritten letter, dated New Brighton, Staten Island, Jan. 25, 1885, to Darwin C. Parey, editor of the Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass., signed "J. C. Frémont." The editor of the Eagle (possibly meant to be Darwin C. Perry) had requested a photograph of Fremont, who says that they did not have any, but when they did they would send photographs of himself and his wife. John Charles Frémont/Fremont (1813-1890) was an American explorer and soldier. While in command of the Department of the West for the Union during the Civil War, he freed the slaves in that territory, resulting in being relieved off that command by President Lincoln. After the war he served as Governor of Arizona from 1878 to 1881, when he retired to Staten Island. In Very Good Condition: light creasing; smudge in upper portion; otherwise, clean and solid.

$386.00

IBM Business Machines vol. 37, no. 2, Jan. 15, 1954 [Thomas J. Watson -- IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine]
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IBM Business Machines vol. 37, no. 2, Jan. 15, 1954 [Thomas J. Watson -- IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine]

New York: International Business Machines, 1954. Very Good -. 19, [1], [8] p.: illustrations; 33 cm. Stapled. Includes: reflections on the 40 years of growth of the company under Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956); photographs and history of the company's education programs; references to the electronic "brain," the 701 computer, which translated Russian to English; and photographs of the Christmas parties held at various IBM locations. With the 8-page Special Sales Supplement. In Very Good- Condition: cover is rubbed and separating at staples; otherwise, clean and solid.

$26.00

Handwritten letter, signed by Joseph E. Johnston, Commissioner of Railroads (CSA General)
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Handwritten letter, signed by Joseph E. Johnston, Commissioner of Railroads (CSA General)

By Johnston, Joseph E.

1885. Near Fine. 1 handwritten letter (2 pages), dated Washington, April 7, 1885, signed by J. E. Johnston, Commissioner of Railroads. On stationery of the Department of the Interior, Office of Commissioner of Railroads. J. E. (Joseph Eggleston) Johnston (1807-1891) studied civil engineering at West Point and joined the U.S. Army, becoming Quartermaster General by 1860. When the Civil War began, he joined the Confederate Army, where he commanded the Army of the Shenandoah, the Army of Northern Virginia, the Department of the West, and the Army of Tennessee. After the war, he represented Virginia in Congress and then served as Commissioner of Railroads in the Department of the Interior from 1885 to 1891. He had recently assumed that position when he send this letter, informing J. B. Beall, the editor of the Carroll County Times of Carrollton, Georgia, that he could not help Beall's son get a job with the government because the positions that he oversaw required skill in railroad accounting and law. He suggests that Beall's son take the civil service exam and apply for another type of position. In Near Fine Condition: 2 horizontal folds; light creasing at upper corner; clean and solid.

$464.00

Typed letter, signed, on United States Senate stationery, to Mrs. R. Brinkley Snowden of Memphis at Ashlar Hall
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Typed letter, signed, on United States Senate stationery, to Mrs. R. Brinkley Snowden of Memphis at Ashlar Hall

By McKellar, Kenneth

1945. Very Good +. 1 typed letter, dated Dec. 29, 1945, signed by Kenneth McKellar, on United States Senate Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads stationery, to Mrs. R. Brinkley Snowden of Memphis (Sara Eliza Day Snowden (1871-1956)). Kenneth McKellar (1869-1957) represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1911 to 1917 and in the U.S. Senate from 1917 to 1953. He was the chair of the Senate Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, as well as the Civil Service Committee and the Appropriations Committee. When he ran for his 7th term as senator in 1952 (at the age of 83), he was defeated by Al Gore. McKellar's younger brother Don had died on Dec. 19. McKellar thanks Mrs. R. Brinkley Snowden for her gift to the Goodfellows Fund of the Memphis newspaper the Press-Scimitar in memory of Don. She is at 1397 Central Ave., Memphis, the mansion known as Ashlar Hall, which was designed by her husband, Robert Brinkley Snowden (1869-1942). On the reverse, is a letter in pencil signed "Love Mother" noting that Don was Kenneth McKellar's "close Secretary" and "buffer." Presumably, this was the recipient, Sara Eliza Day Snowden, sending McKellar's letter on to one of her children who knew McKellar. In Very Good+ Condition: light creasing; clean and solid.

$46.00

The Regular Book of Entries Belonging to David Smith Darmon [business ledger]
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The Regular Book of Entries Belonging to David Smith Darmon [business ledger]

By Darmon, David Smith

Salem, N.J., 1840. Hardcover. Good. [approx. 650] p.; 41 cm. Remains of original leather binding. Ledger book of David Smith Darmon (1815-1879), a saddler in Salem, N.J. The first part of the ledger begins on April 15, 1840, and goes to Feb. 26, 1858, in Salem, N.J. The next page is headed "Philadelphia July 16 1859." The Philadelphia entries run through March 1860. The next page is headed "The Regular Book of Entries Belonging to David S. Darmon" and starts with April 11, 1865, in Salem, N.J. This suggests that the business had been taken over by David Smith Darmon, one of the sons of David Smith Darmon (1815-1879), the latter generally known as Smith Darmon. This section runs to April 1875. The next section begins in Salem in Feb. 1889 but does not identify the person who "Commenced business this date." It runs to the beginning of 1892. The final section contains entries from the 1870s. David Smith Darmon (1815-1879) worked with leather as well as renting out horses and carriages. The entries run from making 16 handles for fire buckets for the Union fire Co. to hiring out a horse and sulky. A rare record of a mid-19th-century New Jersey business. In Good Condition: lacking leather from spine; front board is detached but present; back board is almost detached; front free endpaper is detached with loss from lower section, without loss of writing; otherwise, the pages are solid with occasional soiling or fading.

$1236.00

Marian Anderson: A Catalog of the Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Library
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Marian Anderson: A Catalog of the Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Library

By Westlake, Neda M.; Albrecht, Otto E.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981. vii, [3], 89 p.: illustrations; 30 cm. Paperback with maroon covers printed in white. In Near Fine Condition: spine is slightly sunned; clean and bright.

$26.00

Another Look at William Strickland [M.A. Thesis in Art History]
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Another Look at William Strickland [M.A. Thesis in Art History]

By McNabb, William Ross

Nashville, 1971. Very Good. Thesis (M.A. in Art History) -- Vanderbilt University, 1971. [1], vi, 71 typescript leaves: 21 tipped-in photographs; 29 cm. Orange binder with bookplate of Nancy Halverson Schless on the front cover. First (blank) leaf is inscribed "Gift of the author." Nancy Halverson Schless (1928-2002) was an architectural historian. The author, William Ross McNabb, published a number of works about historic architecture in Knoxville, Tennessee. By studying a collection of drawings by American architect William Strickland (1787-1854), which are held by the Tennessee State Library, McNabb was able to focus on Strickland's residential designs as well as to speculate about several other designs for large public buildings. In Very Good Condition: corners of binder are rubbed; binder clamp is rusting; pages and illustrations are clean and solid.

$26.00

Nina's Journey: A Memoir of Stalin's Russia and the Second World War
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Nina's Journey: A Memoir of Stalin's Russia and the Second World War

By Markovna, Nina

Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good/near fine. viii, [4], 400 p.; 24 cm. Yellow cloth spine with gilt spine title; grey paper overr boards. Illustrated dust jacket. A fascinating autobiography of a woman who grew up in Soviet Russia, endured life under Stalin, struggled through the Second World War, and survived in post-war Germany before making it on a ship to the United States. Book is in Very Good Condition: page edges and endpapers slightly discolored; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: very lightly soiled; bright.

$15.00

Second Sight
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Second Sight

By Hine, Robert V.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. Hardcover. Fine/fine. xv, [1], 203, [1] p.: illustrations; 22 cm. Light grey cloth with green spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. The author lost his eye sight over a period of nearly 3 decades, while finishing graduate school and working as a professor history. After living with complete loss of sight for 15 years, his vision was restored through surgery, which prompted him to keep a journal of that time of transition back to the world of the sighted. Book and dust jacket are in Fine Condition: clean and bright.

$8.00

Cyclopedia of Eminent Christians of Various Denominations
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Cyclopedia of Eminent Christians of Various Denominations

By Frost, John

New York: John B. Alden, 1885. Hardcover. Good. 672 p., 8 leaves of illustrations; 20 cm. Red-brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine title "Eminent Christians." Contains biographical sketches of 125 Christians. In Good Condition: cover is rubbed and faded; ends of spine fraying; front free endpaper torn along gutter; pages are clean and tight.

$19.00

Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels; Consisting of above Six Hundred of the most Authentic Writers ... Originally published by John Harris ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country
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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels; Consisting of above Six Hundred of the most Authentic Writers ... Originally published by John Harris ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time; including particular accounts of the manufactures and commerce of each country

By Harris, John

London: T. Woodward, 1744. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes: vol. 1: [8], xvi, [8], 984 p., [16] leaves of plates; vol. 2: [10], 1056, [22] p., frontispiece and [21] leaves of plates: tables; 44 cm. Contemporary? half calf with seven compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment of vol. 1: Harris's Voyages. Plain light grey paper over boards. Leaves are untrimmed. Title pages in red and black. Vol. 1 imprint: Printed for T. Woodward, A. Ward, S. Birt, D. Browne, T. Longman, R. Hett, C. Hitch, H. Whitridge, S. Austen, J. Hodges, J. Robinson, B. Dod, T. Harris, J. Hinton, and J. Rivington. Vol. 2 imprint the same, except for omission of A. Ward. The dedication to George II with royal crest and signed by Carteret appears opposite the title page in vol. 1. A second dedication, "To the merchants of Great-Britain" signed "The author" follows the title page. Index and "List of Charts, Maps and Cutts, in this Work" follow text in vol. 2. Woodcut head pieces, tail-pieces, and initial letters. Bookplate of the Museum Library of the University of Pennsylvania on each front fixed endpaper, stamped " No longer the property of the University Museum Library." A heavy set; for international shipping, they will have to be sent by priority international. Lacking maps (except plans of Lima and Canton in v.1 and Peking in v.2) and some other leaves of plates (38 plates present of 61 called for); otherwise, in Good Condition: front boards detached but present; lacking most of leather from vol. 2 spine; text blocks are solid; clean and bright.

$3296.00

The Philadelphia Orchestra: A Century of Music; John Ardoin, editor
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The Philadelphia Orchestra: A Century of Music; John Ardoin, editor

By Ardoin, John, editor

Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 256 p.: illustrations; 31 cm. Dark brown cloth with gilt spine title; blind-stamped title on front cover. Illustrated dust jacket. Appendices contain lists of orchestra members; world and U.S. premieres; discography and filmography; presidents or chairmen of the board of directors, volunteer commitees, and administration. A heavy book; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international. Book and dust jacket are in Fine Condition: clean and bright.

$26.00

Rembrandt Peale 1778-1860: A Life in the Arts; An Exhibition at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania February 22, 1985 to June 28, 1985; Organized by Carol Eaton Hevner; With a biographical Essay by Lillian B. Miller
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Rembrandt Peale 1778-1860: A Life in the Arts; An Exhibition at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania February 22, 1985 to June 28, 1985; Organized by Carol Eaton Hevner; With a biographical Essay by Lillian B. Miller

Philadelphia: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1985. Paperback. Fine. 121 p.: illustrations; 28 cm. Paperback with white cover title and portrait of Rembrandt Peale on the front cover. Contents include: Rembrandt Peale: The Career of an American Master by Lillian B. Miller -- The Portraiture of Rembrandt Peale: Artistic Aspirations and Stylistic Changes by Carol Eaton Hevner. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.

$10.00

Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg
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Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg

By Cassady, Carolyn

New York: William Morrow and Co, 1990. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First U.S. Edition. [10], 436 p., [16] p. of black-and-white photographs; 24 cm. Purple cloth spine with silver spine title; black paper over boards. Blue endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket designed by Honi Werner. Author, artist, and theater designer Carolyn Robinson Cassady (1923-2013) met Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg in 1947, marrying Cassady the following year. In this memoir, she traces her relationship with Neal Cassady from the day they met through his death in 1968. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: head of spine rubbed; clean and bright.

$15.00

The Emperor Marcus Antoninus His Conversation With Himself: Together With the Preliminary Discourse of the Learned Gataker; As also, The Emperor's Life, Written by Monsieur D'acier, and Supported by the Authorities Collected by Dr. Stanhope; To which is added the Mythological Picture of Cebes the Theban, &c.; translated into English from the Respective Originals, by Jeremy Collier
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The Emperor Marcus Antoninus His Conversation With Himself: Together With the Preliminary Discourse of the Learned Gataker; As also, The Emperor's Life, Written by Monsieur D'acier, and Supported by the Authorities Collected by Dr. Stanhope; To which is added the Mythological Picture of Cebes the Theban, &c.; translated into English from the Respective Originals, by Jeremy Collier

By Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome

London: Richard Sare, 1701. Hardcover. Very Good. [10], 240, 36, cxxv, [3], 241-270, [2] p., frontispiece portrait; 20 cm. Contemporary calf boards; rebacked with flax dyed to match boards. Gilt-tooled leather spine label and gilt-tooled decoration on spine. Publisher's catalog on final 2 unpaginated pages. Ex-library: stamped "The Pennsylvania State University Library" on title page verso; no other library markings. More commonly known as the Meditations of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the last of the so-called Five Good Emperors. In Very Good Condition: pages lightly browning, with occasional light foxing; otherwise, clean and tight.

$953.00

Exile in New York: German and Austrian Writers after 1933
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Exile in New York: German and Austrian Writers after 1933

By Pfanner, Helmut F.

Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 252, [2] p.: portraits; 24 cm. Black cover with silver spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Book is in Very Good Condition: page edges are lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Very Good Condition flap edges are lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and bright.

$10.00

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