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In the Trek of the Immigrants: Essays Presented to Carl Wittke

By Ander, O. Fritiof (editor)

Rock Island, IL, U.S.A.: Augustana College Library, 1964. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 6-3/8" x 9-1/4". HB, 325 pp., Very Good +/Very Good -. Pages clean & unmarked, not yellowed. Binding tight. NOTE: This volume was autographed by each contributor (authors, editors, & college president) & presented to Dr. Wittke. Light brown dustjacket, preserved in mylar, moderate edgewear, small open tears to spine ends. Brown boards, minor wear, corners slightly bumped. Sixteen essays prepared by various scholars, including O. Fritiof Ander, Kenneth O. Bjork, C. H. Cramer, Iverne Dowie, Charlotte Erickson, John T. Flanagan, Walter O. Forster, A. William Hoglund, E. P. Hutchinson, Carlton C. Qualey, James H. Rodabaugh, Theodore Saloutos, Wilbur S. Shepperson, Francis Weisenburger, Oscar Winther, & Harvey Wish..

$18.00

Empire By Treaty: Britain and The Middle East in the Twentieth Century

By Fitzsimons, M. A.

Notre Dame, IN, U.S.A.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1964. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4". HB, 235 pp., Very Good/Very Good. Pages bright, clean, & unmarked. Binding tight. Yellow illustrated dustjacket, preserved in mylar, has edgewear, chips, tiny tears; price-clipped. Khaki boards with edgewear, 3 tiny worn spots on lower edge. An account of British policies in the Middle East, suggesting that treaties were Britain's way exercising her influence there, especially in the years between 2 world wars, until the "Treaty Empire" succumbed at last in the Iraqi Revolution of 1958. Fitzsimons was professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, editor of the Review of Politics quarterly, & member of the University's Committee on International Relations. Note: ISBN was assigned later; no ISBN was found in this early printing.).

$10.00

Cavaliers & Roundheads: The English Civil War, 1642-1649

By Hibbert, Christopher

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Charles Scribner's Sons (A Robert Stewart Book)(Macmillan), 1993. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". HB, 337 pp., Near Fine/No Dustjacket. Pages bright, clean, & unmarked. Binding tight. Shelf wear, back cover slightly rubbed. Navy blue boards, cloth spine with gilt lettering, well preserved. A narrative history of the Civil War in England concentrating on what happened rather than causes, minor sieges rather than major battles, & on the impact the fighting had on the population. Includes as much little-known curious & illuminating detail as the author could find. With b&w pictures, maps, & table of principal events..

$6.00

Studies in Greek Culture and Roman Policy
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Studies in Greek Culture and Roman Policy

By Gruen, Erich S.

Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1990. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 6" x 8-7/8". PB, 209 pp., Very Good. Pages bright, clean, & unmarked. Binding tight. Dark green covers have minor wear, tip of lower front cover slightly bent. Lower page edges have black mark, possibly a remainder mark. 1st printing (1990). Examines impact of Greek learning, literature, & religion on central aspects of Roman life in the the middle Republic. Originally delivered as part of the series of Louise Taft Semple Lectures at the University of Cincinnati. Gruen is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley..

$6.00

Tambo and Bones

By Wittke, Carl

Durham, NC, U.S.A.: Duke University Press, 1930. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. 5-1/4" x 8". HB, 269 pp., Very Good +/Very Good. Pages clean & unmarked, faintly toned. Light brown dustjacket, preserved in mylar, with orange & black circular picture of minstrel with banjo, slight shelf wear. Orange boards, black lettering & circular picture of minstrel, slight soiling along spine. A very well preserved copy. Subtitled (on title page), A History of the American Minstrel Stage. Inspired by his own happy memories of old-time minstrel shows: "It is my hope that it will be received as a serious contribution to American social history & to the history of the stage in the United States." Dr. Wittke was professor of history at Ohio State University..

$79.00

A History of Ohio

By Roseboom, Eugene H.; Weisenburger, Francis P.; Rodabaugh, James H. (editor)

Columbus, OH, U.S.A.: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1953. Book. Illus. by Rodabaugh, James H.. Very Good+. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8-1/2" x 11-1/2". HB, 412 pp., Very Good +/Fair. Pages clean, bright, & unmarked. Binding tight. NOTE: Title page has handwritten gift inscription, "To Carl Wittke" (editor of 6-volume Ohio history, to whom this book was officially dedicated), personally signed by both authors Roseboom & Weisenburger & editor/illustrator Rodabaugh. Illustrated dustjacket, now preserved in mylar, has large open tears along spine & corners, is worn, rubbed, & lightly soiled. Light gray cloth boards with light edgewear, title in gilt lettering & decoration on front & spine. The 1953 Sesquicentennial History of Ohio, updated from the 1934 one-volume History of Ohio, with greater emphasis on Ohio's social & cultural history, expanded bibliography, 300 illustrations, & endpaper maps by Rand McNally. Authors were both history professors at Ohio State University..

$12.00

Mediaeval Feudalism
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Mediaeval Feudalism

By Stephenson, Carl

Ithaca, NY, U.S.A.: Cornell University Press (Cornell Paperbacks), 1956. Book. Very Good+. Soft cover. 5" x 7". PB, 114 pp., Very Good +. Pages clean, bright, & unmarked. Binding tight, spine uncreased. Covers have minor wear. Paperback reprint edition. 19th printing (1986). First published in 1942. Prefatory note by Bryce D. Lyon. Gives a clear & concise account of the origin, gowth, & decay of the feudal system in Europe. Special attention is paid to the principles of feudal tenure, chivalry, the military life of the nobility, & the workings of the feudal government, as illusrated by actual cases. A small classic of modern historiography..

$5.00

Rousing Songs and True Tales of the Civil War
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Rousing Songs and True Tales of the Civil War

By Erbsen, Wayne

Asheville, NC, U.S.A.: Native Ground Music, 1999. Book. Very Good+. Soft cover. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". PB, 72 pp., Very Good +. Pages bright, clean, & unmarked. Binding tight. Minor wear. Front cover has 1 small place slightly bent due to thumb pressure. A fascinating assortment of Civil War songs, photos, & stories behind the songs. The author, a former instructor of U.S. history, is a musician & president of Native Ground Music..

$5.00

If the Foundations Be Destroyed

By Draper, James T.; Watson, Forrest E.

Nashville, TN, U.S.A.: Thomas Nelson (Oliver-Nelson Books), 1984. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 6" x 9". PB, 174 pp., Very Good. Pages clean, bright, unmarked. Binding tight. Prev. owner's name inside. Cover shows a little rubbing & edgewear. Slight traces on spine where label was removed. The authors survey the history of the United States, analyzing the impact of America's biblical heritage & the forces that threaten it. They conclude that Americans will lose the blessings of freedom if the nation's Bible-based moral values are lost--whether through unbelief, corruption, or neglect..

$4.00

Jesus : An Historian's Review of the Gospels

By Grant, Michael

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977. Book. Very Good+. Soft cover. 5-1/4" x 8". PB, 261pp., Very Good +. Pages clean & unmarked. Binding tight. Prev. owner's name & address stamped inside. Covers have slight edgewear. A well-known English classical historian examines the evidence found in the Gospels about the life of the most potent figure, not only in the history of religion, but in world history as a whole. He urges his readers to set aside their presupositions in order to find out the truth about Jesus through what he said & did..

$5.00

Outlines of the History of Ethics for English Readers (BP 108)

By Sidgwick, Henry

Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Beacon Press, 1931. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 5-1/2" x 8". PB, 342 pp., Very Good. Pages clean & unmarked. Binding tight. Cover rubbed, some edgewear, slightly discolored on back. Spine has 1 crease. Previous owner's name on title page. 6th edition (enlarged), 3rd printing, 1968. "A reliable history of the subject by a distinguished moral philosopher who was able to interpret in readable form the ideas of his predecessors.".

$5.00