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History, Biography From Madden Books


The History of Nero

By Jacob Abbott

1st edition. Very Good HC, no DJ. Light red morocco-grain cloth over boards, blind stamped scroll work enclosed in triple ruled frames on both covers; gilt letters on spine; pale yellow end papers; tissue-guarded frontis; Lossing-Barritt engravings. Clean covers and spine; very slightly rubbed at spine ends, no fraying; front lower fore corner lightly bumped; few tiny holes in joint at back cover/spine; tightly bound; foxing on front and rear end papers; clean interior. Now in protective mylar. 16mo, 321 pp.


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin (D.H. Montgomery, editor)

Good HC, no DJ. Green cloth over boards, gilt letters, blind stamp logo. Lightly scuffed covers; slightly sunned on spine, letters somewhat obscured; tightly bound; pencil names and inscription on front end paper; clean interior. 12mo, 292 pp; index; illustrated.


Autobiography of an Elderly Woman

By Anonymous (Mary Heaton Vorse)

1st edition, 1st printing. Very Good HC, no DJ. Green cloth over boards, gilt & black letters; laid paper. Clean covers and spine; few light scuffs to covers; slight rubbing at corners; small damp stain on text block top edge, not visible on pages; tightly bound; owner name in pencil on front free end paper; clean interior. Loosely biographical of author Mary Heaton Vorse's mother. Author was a noted suffragist, pacifist, popular novelist, labor journalist, Wobbly, a founder of The Masses, a founder of the Provincetown Players, 'discoverer' of Sinclair Lewis, Montessori teacher, single mother. As a reporter she covered all major strikes from Lawrence MA in 1912 to Passaic NJ, Gastonia NC, Harlan County KY and on up to waterfront union corruption in the 1950s. Cf, Rideout; Buhle, et al; Blain, et al; Kunitz & Haycraft. 12mo, 270 pp.


Diary of a Young Girl

By Anne Frank

6th printing. Good softcover. Clean covers and spine; slight crease at hinges, uncreased spine; very light edge wear; tightly bound; age darkening at page edges; clean interior. Movie tie-in covers. 16mo, 237 pp.


A Diary of Battle:The Personal Journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright, 1861-1865

By Charles S. Wainwright (Allan Nevins, ed)

Dark blue ungrained cloth over boards, gilt letters. Clean covers & spine; few faint scuffs; tightly bound; remainder marks on text block bottom edge; crisp and clean interior. Now in protective mylar. Eicher #594. 8vo, 549 pp; index; illustrated with maps.


Peter the Czar: Reformer

By Nais Veastnaya

Black cloth over boards, gilt Russian imperial coat of arms and letters; laid paper; map end papers; tipped in illustrations; untrimmed fore & tail edges. Clean, lightly scuffed covers & spine; lightly sunned on spine; 1/4 inch split at spine head/back cover joint; tightly bound; bright, clean interior. 8vo, 384 pp; index; 34 illustrations.


Meet General Grant

By W.E. Woodward

Very Good HC in Good DJ. Black cloth over boards, blue panels w/ gilt letters; elaborate gilt filigree on spine. Bright, clean covers & spine; tightly bound; crisp, clean interior. DJ is price-clipped; lightly scuffed; few chips at spine end; 1/2" chip at front top fore corner; few small closed tear along edges. 8vo, 524 pp; index.