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Children of Bondage
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Children of Bondage

By Davis, Allison and John Dollard

Washington DC: American Council on Education, 1940. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 299 pages, indexed with a short description of the Council on Education. Prepared for the American Youth Commission. A report of several studies on whether Black youth faced distinctive problems in their development. Red cloth binding with silver titles on front cover and spine and small photo paste on of young black man. Spine faded, corners and spine ends bumped, a little spotting of cover, edge wear, titles chipped away on spine, cover photo holed and chipped, interior pages bright with a few spots, some staining of end papers, binding tight.

$12.00

Selections from Early Greek Philosophy
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Selections from Early Greek Philosophy

By Nahm, Milton C., Editor

New York: Appleton-Century Crofts, Inc., 1962. Third edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 268 pages. In English. A collection of early Greek writings intended to highlight religion, culture and science of the period. Orange cloth binding with black titles on front cover and spine. Light ring stains on front cover, light edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, white mark at top of back cover near spine, light spotting, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight.

$8.00

Twelve Great Modernists
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Twelve Great Modernists

By Abbott, Lawrence F.

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 299 pages. The author's definition of modernist as one who believes in life, progress and spiritual and intellectual evolution rather than in tradition and dogma leads him to include Herodotus, St. Francis, Erasmus, Voltaire, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Francois Millet, George Stephenson, Beethoven, Emerson, Darwin and Pasteur.Black cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Gilt faded on front cover and gone on spine, some edge wear and spotting, corners and spine ends bumped, scrubbing and staining of cover, author's name on front free end paper (don't know if it's his signature or not) interior pages lightly tanned, hinges a little loose, binding otherwise tight.

$12.00

The Importance of Living
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The Importance of Living

By Yutang, Lin

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1937. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/poor. 459 pages with index. A Oriental perception of life, with vivid and comic passages. Black cloth binding with red oriental symbols on front cover and red title block with gilt titles on spine. Some spotting of cover, edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, gilt a little faded, end papers stained and tanned, small holes in back end papers at hinge, interior tanned with stain at bottom leading corners, back hinge a little weak, binding otherwise tight. Illustrated dust jacket with blue and black titles is in pieces, tattered with large pieces missing, laid inside book, not clipped.

$12.00

The Conduct of Life
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The Conduct of Life

By Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. Later printing. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 288 pages. A collection of essays meant to answer the question "How shall I live?" with poems and nine essays based on lectures. From a series, "Emerson's Writings." Brown cloth binding with imprinted decorations on front and back covers and gilt titles on spine, brown end papers. Some wear to cover, spotting, water rings, scuffs, heavy bumping and fraying of corners and spine ends, short tear in cloth at front cover hinge top, gilt a bit rubbed, hinges weak with breaks in end papers over hinges, stain on front end papers, interior pages bright with a few pencil marks, binding splitting in center with one page loose.

$15.00

The Day the Universe Changed
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The Day the Universe Changed

By Burke, James

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1985. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 352 pages with index, illustrated with beautiful color plates and black and white photographs and drawings. Companion to the PBS television series, the book lays out Burke's fascinating theory that reality changes as man's view of reality changes with knowledge. Blue boards with silver titles on spine. Very light spotting and minor edge wear, light bumping of corners and spine ends, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. May never have been read. Illustrated jacket with white and yellow titles on front cover and spine shows some edge wear with small chips, a little scuffing and minor spotting, tiny tear at bottom of front of jacket, darkening along edges of back inner fold.

$10.00

Aristotle on Education
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Aristotle on Education

By Burnet, John, Editor.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1903. Not Stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 141 pages plus advertising. Translated with notes. Red Cloth binding with blindstamped titles and decorations on front cover, faded gilt titles on spine. Considerable spotting and wear to cover, edge wear, particularly at spine, corners and spine ends bumped, bottom edge of back cover heavily chipped, University of South Carolina and bookplate of Edward S. Joynes on front fixed end paper, end papers tanned and spotted, interior pages tanned with a few pencil markings and underlinings, binding tight with one weak section in center.

$5.00

The Ethics of Hobbes
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The Ethics of Hobbes

By Hobbes, Thomas

Boston: Ginn & Company, The Athenaeum Press, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 377 pages plus advertising. Introduction by E. Hershey Sneath. The ethical and political philosophy of Hobbes, with selections from "Leviathan," Of Commonwealth and "De Corpore Politico." Olive green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Some spotting and wrinkling of cover cloth, some edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, scuffs on back cover, black mark and some light pencil notations on front end papers, former owner's name, J. O. Logan on title page in pencil, blue presentation sticker from Ginn & Company to owner on copyright page, interior pages a little foxed in a couple of places and lightly tanned, binding tight.

$12.00

Plato's Best Thoughts
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Plato's Best Thoughts

By Bulkley, Rev. C. H. A.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. New Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 475 pages. Arranged by subject and alphabetically. Red cloth binding with paper label and black titles on spine, gilt top edge. Paper label scrubbed, tanned and chipped, some spotting of cover, water ring on front cover, light edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped with chips in top of spine, stains on cover, creases and former owner's name and 1892 date on front free end paper, hinge a little weak with end papers wrinkled and a little split at hinges, interior pages lightly tanned, binding otherwise tight.

$15.00

The Art of Conversation
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The Art of Conversation

By Wright, Milton

Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1941. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 354 pages plus index. In this age of cell phones and social media, it may be time to revive the gentle art of conversation. Brick-red cloth binding with black titles on spine. Some edge wear, spine a bit faded, a little scrubbing of cover, corners and spine ends bumped, minor spotting, interior pages bright, binding tight.

$10.00

Seed Money in Action: Working the Law of Tenfold Return
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Seed Money in Action: Working the Law of Tenfold Return

By Speller, Jon P.

La Jolla, California: The Speller Press, 1965. First printing. Paperback. Good/No jacket. 87 pages. A revision with Biblical references of a 1960 work by John Hoshor, revealing a system of creating prosperity by giving. Green wraps with white titles on front cover and spine, $1.00 cover price. Cover scuffed and spotted, corners and spine ends bumped, creases at spine, scratch on back cover, interior pages bright, some light underlining of text. Trade paperback, measures 4 1/4 x 7 inches.

$10.00

Possum Living
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Possum Living

By Freed, Dolly

New York: Bantam Books, 1980. First edition thus. Paperback. Good/No jacket. 220 pgs. Highly entertaining advice, not always legal or moral, on getting along in life without working or bothering too much with the government. Brown cover with black and red lettering. Ex-library. Slight edge wear to cover, small chips along spine and back cover edges, slight reading crease in spine, round mark on front cover that may be a stain, interior pages clear (typewriter style printing), brown but may be type of paper, owner's name on front free end paper, library stamp on top edge, inside front cover, half-title, last page, library pocket inside back cover. Binding tight. Mass market paperback, measures 4 1/4 x 7 inches.

$30.00

Philosopher's Quest
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Philosopher's Quest

By Edman, Irwin

New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 275 pages. A philosopher and teacher speculates on the process of finding one's beliefs. Blue cloth binding with silver titles and borders on front cover and spine. Some light spotting, minor edge wear, titles bright, glue stains on end papers, interior pages lightly tanned and clean, binding tight. Red and tan dust jacket with white and black titles has small tears along edges with minor chips, a little scrubbing and spotting, larger chip and small tear at base of spine, crease in front inner fold, not price clipped. Measures 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches.

$5.00

The Pocket Aristotle
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The Pocket Aristotle

By Kaplan, Justin D., Editor

New York: The Pocket Library, 1960. Second printing. Paperback. Good +/No jacket. 379 pages. Selections from Physics, Pschology, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics and Poetics. Translated into English under the editorship of W. D. Ross. Illustrated wraps with white and black titles on front cover and spine, number PL-519. Price sticker on front cover, light edge wear with minor chips at bottom edge of cover, corners a little bumped, minor spotting, interior pages tanned at edges, binding tight. Trade paperback. Measures 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches.

$4.00

University Debaters' Annual
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University Debaters' Annual

By Phelps, Edith M., Editor

New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Good/fair. 471 pages with index and table of contents. College debates on several subjects, such as foreign debuts and the tariff, the chain store system, international disarmament, censorship and more. Has chapters of example speeches from different colleges with bibliographies. Colleges represented include Oxford University, Northwestern University, Columbia University, Victoria College of New Zealand, University of Southern California and several more. Volume 16 of the series. Appears to have a black or dark blue cloth binding. The dust jacket is stuck to the book so I'm not sure of the condition, but edges look fine with slight bumping of spine ends and corners, interior pages clean and lightly tanned. Dust jacket is plan with black print listing subjects and universities and a listing of the Handbook Series. Some tears and holes along spine, edge wear, tanning, a bit brittle, small creases, not clipped. Average size, measures 5 1/2 x 8 inches.

$8.00

Selections and Essays
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Selections and Essays

By Ruskin, John; Frederick William Roe, Editor

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 432 pages plus advertisements, table of contents. Essays and selections on the subjects of autobiography, nature, art and society. Modern Student's Library edition. Navy binding with yellow lettering on front cover and spine, yellow symobl on front cover. Some spotting of cover, a little edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, notations in pencil and ink on front end papers, some underlining and margin notes in text, interior pages lightly tanned. Small, measures 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches.

$8.00

The Humanist Frame
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The Humanist Frame

By Huxley, Julian, Editor

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. Stated First edition. Original Cloth. Good +/good. 432 pages. A collection of essays outlining the system of thought that is evolutionary humanism. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine and gilt publisher's symbol on front cover, decorated yellow end papers, rough cut leading page edges. Some light spotting and a little edge wear, light bumping of corners and spine ends, interior pages lightly tanned with a few creased corners and a few pencil notations. Burgundy dust jacket with white and gold lettering is spotted, shows some edge wear with creases along edges, small chips in edges at back, not price clipped.

$8.00

The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Vol. 2 & 3
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Vol. 2 & 3

By Bacon, Francis

Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1841. Hardcover. Good. Volume 2: 589 pages, Volume 3: 584 pages with index. Brown blindstamped cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Covers faded, some fading of gilt, edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, some scratches and spots on cover, interior pages lightly foxed and tanned, former owner's names on title pages, tanning of end papers, bindings tight.

$22.00

De Profundis
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De Profundis

By Wilde, Oscar

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1907. Hardcover. Good. 123 pages, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece. Oscar Wilde's only work produced while he was in prison and his last prose piece. Preface by his friend Robert Ross. Green pasted paper over blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Some edge wear to cover with heavily bumped corners and spine ends, a little spotting and a few scratches on cover, some fading of cover, chip in leading edge of front cover, frayed spot in edge of spine at bottom, date and owner's inscription on front fixed end paper, interior pages lightly tanned with a few pencil marks and a little writing.

$12.00

The Code of Constitutions and Laws of the Royal Arcanum Governing the Supreme, Grand and Subordinate Members
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The Code of Constitutions and Laws of the Royal Arcanum Governing the Supreme, Grand and Subordinate Members

By Robson, W. O.

Boston: The Supreme Council, 1904. Stated First edition. Paperback. Good. 142 pages. Rules and constitution of a fraternal order. Interesting list of "at-risk" occupations in front. Gold wraps with black lettering, staple binding. Wear to cover, creases and missing corners, some spotting, interior pages lightly tanned with some creasing and corner wear, no obvious markings or writing.

$12.00

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