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G. K. Chesterton; A Biography.
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G. K. Chesterton; A Biography.

By Ffinch, Michael.

London, UK.: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0297788582 . 8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; (14) - 369 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photogrpahs. Sixteen pages of references, 3 page list of selected works by Chesterton and a 7 page index. Some light sunning or fading to the head edges of the boards, else fine. The dust jacket is not clipped. .

$20.00

The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A., Some Time Student of Christ  Church, Oxford, Comprising a Review of His Poetry; Sketches of the  Rise and Progress of Methodism, with Notices of Contemporary Events  and Characters.
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The Life of the Rev. Charles Wesley, M.A., Some Time Student of Christ Church, Oxford, Comprising a Review of His Poetry; Sketches of the Rise and Progress of Methodism, with Notices of Contemporary Events and Characters.

By Jackson, Thomas.

New York.: G. Lane & P. P. Sanford.. Good with no dust jacket. 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; 797 pp. Rebound in a mottled brown cloth with a faux leather finish over boards and gilt lettering with borders on the spine. Tissue protected black and white frontis portrait engraving of Wesley. Published for the Conference Office of the Methodist Episcopal Church on Mulberry Street and printed by J. Collard. The rebound case work of this volume can be described as near fine and the binding itself is very good and sound. The text pages are foxed from mild marginal foxing on some pages to others where the foxing is more prevalent. Some marginalia is present in the form of pen and pencil strokes next to passages of interest. The library notations, of which none are external, are a stamp on the title page and a catalogue number on the tail margin of page 3. I could find no others and the volume is, aside from the foxing, quite clean. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$90.00

Miracle in the Mountains.
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Miracle in the Mountains.

By Kane, Harnett T. with Inez Henry.

Garden City, New York.: Doubleday.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1956. Hardcover. 8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (6) - 320 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and small red highlights (dots). Illustrated (with photographs) end papers. No additional printings are noted. The story of Martha Berry, the founder of Berry College, which was the result of her "crusade for the mountain people,of the south". Inez Henry was her private secretary. Previous owner's gift note on the first blank page and also her address label on the backfree end paper. The book shows just a whisper of wear to the spine tips while the unclipped dust jacket has moderate wear to the spine top and a wee bit to the spine tail. .

$12.50

From Design to Discovery.
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From Design to Discovery.

By Cram, Donald J. (Jefferey I. Seeman, general editor).

Washington, DC.: American Chemical Society.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1990. Hardcover. 0841217688 . 8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xxi - 146 pp. Blue paper over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and the front board. A volume from the series "Profiles, Pathways, and Dreams: Autobiographies of Eminent Chemists". Well illustrated with black and white photographs and black and white line drawings. Ten pages of bibliographic references and a 12 page index. The spine tips show minor shelf wear, else fine. .

$20.00

My Mother Olga Viola: A Life Lived to the Fullest.
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My Mother Olga Viola: A Life Lived to the Fullest.

By Weigl, Rosa.

Fine with no dust jacket. 2008. Hardcover. 8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 224 pp. Full colour pictorial paper over boards. No publisher given. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Translated from the German "Mutter Olga Viola: Ein erfulltes Leben" by Wolfgang Trautmann. From the back cover: "Mother Olga Viola (1906-1997) grew up as an orphan. After her marriage, she lived as a mountain farmer's wife in the Moll valley in Carinthia. She was the mother of twelve children whom she raised fit for life." An as-new and unused book. .

$25.00

The Life of Cola di Rienzo.
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The Life of Cola di Rienzo.

Toronto, Ontario.: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.. Near Fine. 1975. Softcover. 088844267X . 8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 166 pp. Volume 18 in the "Mediaeval Sources in Translation" series from PIMS. Translated from the mediaeval Italian and with a 16 page introduction by John Wright. From the back cover: ". . . a romantic visionary who led a popular revolution against the rapacious and tyrannical barons of medieval Rome. It vivdly describes Cola's brief tragi-comic reign as Tribune of a restored Roman republic in 1347, his subsequent pilgrimage to the imperial court at Prague and the papal court at Avignon, his return to Rome in 1354, and his gruesome death at the hands of a Roman mob . . ." Three page select bibliography and an 8 page index at the back. Minor wear to the edges of the covers, else fine. .

$6.00

Joan of Arc. (Her Life as Told by Winston Churchill in "A History  of the English-Speaking Peoples").
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Joan of Arc. (Her Life as Told by Winston Churchill in "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples").

By Churchill, Winston.

New York.: Dodd, Mead & Company.. Very Good. 1969. Hardcover. 46 - (2) pp. Unbleached white cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and a gilt fleur-de-lis centered on the front board. Illustrated with 17 full colour drawings by Lauren Ford. The book has a small bump on the spine tial, else fine. The clipped dust jaket has wear to the spine tips and a closed tear of ~3cm in the tail edge of the front panle with an assciated crease. .

$65.00

Poles in the New World.
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Poles in the New World.

By Zawadzki, Edward.

Toronto, Ontario.: Ezmedia Publishing.. Fine. 2011. First Edition. Softcover. 098136 . 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 137 pp. Full colour photographic glossy wraps. A look at the lives of 50 prominent Poles that helped North American society. Each portrait is 2 to 3 pages in length and is illustrated with a small photograph or drawing of the subject. Signed by the author with a note to the previous owner on the title page.; Signed by Author .

$20.00

The First Mrs Thomas Hardy.
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The First Mrs Thomas Hardy.

By Kay-Robinson, Denys.

London, UK: Macmillan.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hard Cover. 0333220072 . 8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; x - 278 pp. Including index plus sources and notes. Tan denim cloth over boards with brown lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. The dust jacket (unclipped and in an archival cover) shows mild wear on the top edge. The book is gently bumped on head edge of back with mild shelf wear to the spine crown and heel and the spine is a tad faded. A biography of Emma Lavina Gifford, Thomas Hardy's first wife. .

$9.00

Edward III: Monarch of Chivalry.
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Edward III: Monarch of Chivalry.

By Bevan, Bryan.

London, UK.: Rubicon Press.. Very Good. 1992. Softcover. 0948695277 . 8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; vi - 162 pp. Illustrated with 6 pages of black and white plates. From the back cover: "His glorious reign of fifty years saw the development of parliament, the flowering of English literature and architecture, the prosperity of the cloth trade, and not the least the growing feeling among the English of a sense of nationhood." Seven pages of notes, a 2 page bibliography and a 4 page index. Minor shelf wear to the covers, otherwise clean with a sound binding. .

$9.00

James J. Hill, A Great Life in Brief.
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James J. Hill, A Great Life in Brief.

By Holbrook, Stewart H.

New York.: Alfred A. Knopf.. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 205, vii pp. Hill, the "Empire Builder", (1838-1916) was a Canadian-American railroad executive with the Great Northern Railway responsible for building railways across the northern US. The dust jacket flap describes him as "part visionary, part robber baron, part buccaneer". Bibliography, index. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering and blind-stamped title on front cover, red stain on the text block head. Bit of shelfwear and former owner's name on front endpaper; a clean text and sturdy binding. Dust jacket lightly soiled with light edgewear. .

$15.00

For the Greater Glory: Biographical Sketches of Six Humanitarians  Whose Lives Have Been . . .
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For the Greater Glory: Biographical Sketches of Six Humanitarians Whose Lives Have Been . . .

By Henderson, Dorothy.

New York.: Exposition Press.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 188 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with dark blue lettering on the spine and the front board. Stated first edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white portrait photographs of the six subjects who are Marion Hilliard, Roland Hayes, Kurt Lewin, Kasturbai Gandhi, E. Robert Schmitz and Howard Thurman. Each biographical sketch has a black and white head piece or symbol on the first page of each and they were designed by Douglas C. Henderson. The book shows mild wear to the externals, has a faint ghost of a sticker on the lower spine, attachment removal marks on the back paste down end paper and a small thinned spot on the tail margin of the title page. I am assuming these are library distinctions and as such, am calling this an ex-library book.; Ex-Library; Signed by Author .

$12.00

Abraham Lincoln's World.
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Abraham Lincoln's World.

By Foster, Genevieve.

New York.: Charles Scribner's Sons.. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to - 25.5 x 19 cm.; x - 347 pp. Green cloth over boards with off-white lettering on the spine and art work centered on the front board. Signed and dated with a personal inscription by the author on the half title page. Loosely laid in is a mimeographed list of Newberry Award Winners issued by the Chicago Public Library and signed by Genevieve Foster on the back. The book is well illustrated by the author. Five page "Index of Characters" at the back. The book shows only mild wear to the board corners and spine tips and the tetx block head edge is darkened. otherwise clean and tight. The clipped dust jacket is moderately worn on the edges and rubbed on the folds.; Signed by Author .

$50.00

Alexander MacKay: Missionary and Engineer
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Alexander MacKay: Missionary and Engineer

By Evans, A. R

London, UK.: Oliphants.. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 95 pp. Bright yellow cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine and the the front board with a black line drawing illustrating the front board also. Full colour frontis drawing of Mackay operating a hand pump. From the dust jacket: "The first engineer missionary, Alexander Mackay answered the challenge made by H. M. Stanley to send a missionary to Uganda, to teach the people to become Christian, and cure their diseases . . . and turn his hand to anything, like a sailor." The book shows a trace of wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. The dust jacket is worn on the edges with small chips and 3 small closed tears. .

$20.00

The Whip My Homecoming
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The Whip My Homecoming

By Wlossak, Traudie Muller. (as told to Margaret Farnan)

Canberra, Australia.: Golden Leaf Publishers.. Very Good. 1986. Softcover. 0940715018 . 12mo - 18.5 x 11.5 cm.; viii - 320 pp. First published in 1982, this is the second printing. Illistrated with 1 two page map, 2 reproduced documents and 10 black and white photographs. The wrap around cover art is by the author. The true story of one woman's eventual escape from post war eastern Europe with her two young children. The covers show mild shelf wear and the spine has a reading crease. .

$50.00

Least-Expected Heroes of the Holocaust: Personal Memories
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Least-Expected Heroes of the Holocaust: Personal Memories

By Gara, Vera

Ottawa, Ontario.: Self-published.. Fine. 2011. Softcover. 9780987778901 . 8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; (10) - 123 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the back cover, a comment written by the Hon. David Kilgour: ". . . Vera Gara tells of a childhood of virtually unimaginable circumstances beginning in 1938 when her Jewish Austrian family was forced to flee from Vienna to Hungary at the beginning of the Nazi nightmare. She guides readers through the ensuing ordeals which involved being forced into ghettos, then cattle cars, and months of forced labour before ending up at Theresein camp near Prague, and finally, years later, reaching the freedom of Vienna . . .". Signed and dated with a lengthy inscription in German by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author .

$15.00

Beneath the Banner: Being Narratives of Noble Deeds and Brave Lives
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Beneath the Banner: Being Narratives of Noble Deeds and Brave Lives

By Cross, F. J

London, UK.: Cassell and Company.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1895. Hardcover. 12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; viii - 244 - (16) pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and with blind stamped decoration on the spine and both boards. All text block edges are gilt as issued. First published in 1894, this is the second edition. Illustrated with many black and white engravings, head pieces, tail pieces and full page. Thirty-nine narratives in all from common working folk to world famous explorers. The externals show mild wear with lightly bumped board corners and spine tips. The gilt lettering on the spine is a trifle faded, otherwise all gilding is bright and crisp. The interior is clean and the binding is solid. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$15.00

Life Stories
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Life Stories

By Barker, A. L

London, UK.: Hogarth Press.. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 0701205385 . 12mo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; 319 pp. Aqua-marine blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Sixteen stories, all of an autobiographical nature some of which had been previously published in various forms. The book shows only very mild wear to the spine tips while the clipped dust jacket shows mild wear to the head edge. .

$12.50

My Patients Were Zulus
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My Patients Were Zulus

By McCord, James B. with John Scott Douglas

New York.: Rinehart & Company.. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. 1951. Hardcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; (6) - 308 pp. Black cloth over boards with copper gilt and red lettering on the spine. First publshed in 1946, this is a later printing. Black and white frontis photograph of Dr. McCord. Signed by the co-writer, John Scott Douglas, with a personal inscription on the front free end paper. The book shows mild wear to the spine tips and has a 'ding' in the tail edge of the front board. Sticker ghost on the top fore corner of the front free end paper. Otheriwse the book is clean with tight binding. The clipped dust jacket is worn on the head and tail edges, more so on the head edge and the folds (spine and fore edges) are rubbed.; Signed by Author .

$20.00

Prison Is My Parish: The Story of Park Tucker as Told to George Burnham
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Prison Is My Parish: The Story of Park Tucker as Told to George Burnham

By Tucker, Park. (with George Burnham)

Westwood, New Jersey.: Fleming H. Revell.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. 191 pp. Black cloth over boards with yellow lettering on the spine. The text block head edge is stained red as issued. Introduction by James V. Bennett, the Director of the US Bureau of Prisons. Boldly signed by Chaplain Tucker on the front free end paper. He was the chaplain at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary which housed 2,500 inmates. Church attendance was greater inside the prison than ouside due to Chalpain Tucker's ministry. The book shows mild wear to the board corners and spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket is moderately worn on the head edge and the spine tips.; Signed by Author .

$15.00

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