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Amiel's Journal

by Amiel, Henri-Frederic; translated by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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Scraps of American History
Published
1901
Condition
Fair
Edition
Later printing
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$9.00

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New York: The MacMillan Company, 1901. Later printing. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 402 pages with index and notes plus advertising. Translated with an introduction and notes by Mrs. Humphry Ward. The diary of the Swiss moral pholosopher and poet. Green clopth binding with gilt decoration, border and titles on front cover and gilt titles on spine. A little wear… Read more
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A Letter to a Young Man

by Sorrells, John H.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1948
Condition
Good
Edition
Probable First Edition
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$20.00

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No place: The E. W. Scripps Company, 1948. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 14 pages. "A letter written by John H. Sorrels, Executive Editor of the Scripps-Howard Newspapers to a young man considering entering the newspaper business." Handsome blue cloth binding with gilt emblem and titles on front cover. Light edge wear, spine cocked, a little… Read more
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The Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral of Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Albans

by Bacon, Francis

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Scraps of American History
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Good
Edition
Not stated
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$18.00

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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 347 pages with glossary and index, with introduction and notes by Henry Lewis, M. A., Principal of Culham College, Oxon. Brown cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, advertising on end papers. Some wear and spotting to cover, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, cover scratched,… Read more
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays by Lord Macaulay With a Memoir and Index Six Volumes in Three, Vols. I and II.

by Macaulay, Thomas Babington

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Scraps of American History
Published
1875
Condition
Fair
Edition
Not stated
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$14.00

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New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1875. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 496 pages, illustrated with a tissue protected frontispiece. First volume of a collection of the English philosopher's works. Student's edition. Brick red cloth binding with black and gilt decorations and bands on front cover and spine, gilt titles on spine, brown end papers. Wear to cover with… Read more
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Children of Bondage

by Davis, Allison and John Dollard

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Scraps of American History
Published
1940
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
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$12.00

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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… Read more
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Selections from Early Greek Philosophy

by Nahm, Milton C., Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1962
Condition
Good
Edition
Third edition
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$8.00

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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… Read more
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Twelve Great Modernists

by Abbott, Lawrence F.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1927
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
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$12.00

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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,… Read more
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The Day the Universe Changed

by Burke, James

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Scraps of American History
Published
1985
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American edition
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$10.00

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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… Read more
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The Ethics of Hobbes

by Hobbes, Thomas

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Scraps of American History
Published
1898
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition
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$12.00

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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,… Read more
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Plato's Best Thoughts

by Bulkley, Rev. C. H. A.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1890
Condition
Good
Edition
New Edition
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$15.00

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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… Read more
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The Art of Conversation

by Wright, Milton

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Scraps of American History
Published
1941
Condition
Good
Edition
Reprint
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$10.00

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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,… Read more
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The Pocket Aristotle

by Kaplan, Justin D., Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1960
Condition
Good +
Edition
Second printing
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$4.00

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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… Read more
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Selections and Essays

by Ruskin, John; Frederick William Roe, Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1918
Condition
Good
Edition
Reprint
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$8.00

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

by Bacon, Francis

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Scraps of American History
Published
1841
Condition
Good
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$22.00

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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… Read more
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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.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1904
Condition
Good
Edition
Stated First edition
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$12.00

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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.
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