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ALFRED CHILTON PEARSON 1861-1935

By: Richards, G. C

Price: $6.94

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford Amen House: 1935

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 36951

Condition: Very Good


17 pages; A memorial tribute From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XXI. Printed by John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford. OCLC: 40738455 Alfred Chilton Pearson (8 October 1861 – 2 January 1935) was an English classical scholar, noted for his work on Greek tragedy. Despite a life spent outside academia, Pearson was elected in 1919 as the Gladstone Professor of Greek at the University of Liverpool, subsequently becoming in 1921 the Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Trinity College. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and apprec... View more info

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A FAR JOURNEY - An Autobiography with illustrations

By: Rihbany, Abraham Mitrie ; [Coleman Jennings' copy]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42358

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and secure in original dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Original owner's name in pencil on ffep - "Coleman Jennings" Abraham Mitrie Rihbany was an American theologian, philologist and historian of Greek Orthodox Lebanese descent. "In debt and nearly penniless on his arrival in New York, he went on to become a respected clergyman and nationally recognized community leader." His best-known book, The Syrian Christ (1916), was highly influential in its time in explaining the cultural background to some situations and modes of expression ... View more info

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Rudolf Steiner Enters My Life

By: Rittelmeyer, Friedrich

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Christian Community Press: 1954

Seller ID: 42262

ISBN: 1169257704

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


151 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding in very nice dustjacket (price-clipped). Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner (1861 – 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, economist and esotericist. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical works including The Philosophy of Freedom. At the beginning of the twentieth century he founded an esoteric spiritual movement, anthroposophy, with roots in German idealist philosophy and theosophy; other influences include Goethean science and Rosicr... View more info

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Rossa's Recollections, 1838 to 1898 Childhood, Boyhood, Manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people

By: Rossa, [Jeremiah] O'Donovan ; [SIGNED]

Price: $1,849.99

Publisher: Mariner's Harbor, N.Y., O'Donovan Rossa: 1898

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39152

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 402 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. This is a particularly fine and interesting presentation copy, boldly signed and inscribed by the author - one of the most active (and extreme) of the Irish revolutionaries of the nineteenth century. The long, full title of this book of memoirs does a fair job of stating the outlines of the author's extraordinary course of life. "Rossa's recollections, 1838 to 1898. Childhood, boyhood, manhood. Customs, habits and manners of the Irish people. Erinach and Sassenach-Catholic and Protestant-Englishman and Irishman-English... View more info

The Betrayal of the Duchess The Scandal That Unmade the Bourbon Monarchy and Made France Modern

By: Samuels, Maurice

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2020

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42452

ISBN: 1541645456

Condition: Near Fine


381 pages; Uncorrected Proof. The year was 1832 and the French royal family was in exile, driven out by yet another revolution. From a drafty Scottish castle, the duchesse de Berry -- the mother of the eleven-year-old heir to the throne -- hatched a plot to restore the Bourbon dynasty. For months, she commanded a guerilla army and evaded capture by disguising herself as a man. But soon she was betrayed by her trusted advisor, Simon Deutz, the son of France's Chief Rabbi. The betrayal became a cause célèbre for Bourbon loyalists and ignited a firestorm of hate against France's Jews. By blami... View more info

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REMINISCENCES OF A VERY OLD MAN

By: Sartain, John

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, D. Appleton and Co.: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42376

Condition: Very Good


xi, (iii), 298 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board, decorative stamping in black of an hourglass and a painter's palette. John Sartain (1808 – 1897) was an English-born American artist who pioneered mezzotint engraving in the United States. John Sartain was born in London, England. He learned line engraving, and produced several of the plates in William Young Ottley's Early Florentine School (1826). In 1828, he began to make mezzotints and studied painting under John Varley and Henry James Richter. In 1830, he emigrated to th... View more info

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THE LIFE OF ROSCOE POUND

By: Sayre, Paul

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Iowa City, College of Law Committee: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40935

ISBN: 143671334X

Condition: Very Good+


(viii), 412 pages; Clean and tight in original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Nathan Roscoe Pound (1870 – 1964) was a distinguished American legal scholar and educator. He was Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. During Roosevelt's first term, Pound initially supported the New Deal, but in 1937, Pound turned against the New Deal and the legal realist movement. That same year Pound resigned as Dean of Harvard Law School to become a University Professor and soon became a leading critic of the legal realists. After World War II Pound served as advis... View more info

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LA DERNIERE DES CONDE - Louise-Adelaide De Conde, Marie-Catherine De Brignole, Princesse De Monaco, Lettres Inedites Du Prince L. -J. De Conde

By: Segur, Pierre

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann Levy: 1899

Seller ID: 41344

Condition: Very Good


464 pages; Clean and tight in forest green quarter morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Five raised bands at spine, gilt lettering. Some rubbing, otherwise very good; an attractive example of this nineteenth century book. Pierre, marquis de Ségur (1853 - 1916) was a French writer and historian, elected a member of the Académie Française in 1907. The eldest son of Anatole, marquis de Ségur, and of Cécile Cuvelier, he was thus the grandson of Sophie Rostopchine, Comtesse de Ségur. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own ph... View more info

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER

By: Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42384

Condition: Very Good+


viii, (2), 481 pages; Contents clean and secure in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt letter at spine. OCLC 230769195 Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841-1906), born in Kentucky, was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution. Shaler studied at Harvard under Louis Agassiz and later become a Harvard lecturer and professor of paleontology (1869-1888) and a professor of geology (1888-1906). Under the early influence of Agassiz, Shaler was broadly a creationist and anti-Darwinist, but once he w... View more info

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An Epistle to Posterity Being Rambling Recollections of Many Years of My Life

By: Sherwood, M. E. W.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42359

Condition: Very Good-


x, (2), 380, (4) ads pages; Contents clean and secure in original tan cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative stamping in gilt, white and black on front board; cloth somewhat eroded at edges of binding. Frontispiece portrait of the author with a tissue overlay PRINTED with a facsimile of her signature (NOT an autograph as other listings imply). Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood (1826 - 1903) was an American author and socialite. She wrote short stories, poetry, several books, and etiquette manuals, in addition to contributing to many magazines and translating poems from Europea... View more info

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WALTER DE GRAY

By: Solloway, J

Price: $5.94

Publisher: London, SPCK: 1927

Seller ID: 40301

Condition: Very Good


York Minster Historical Tracts, 11; 12 pages; 12 page essay bound in original printed stiff wrappers. Archbishop Gray. OCLC: 28668329; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

THE STATES THROUGH IRISH EYES - Autographed Limited Edition

By: Somerville, E. Oe. ; [SIGNED]

Price: $99.93

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39579

Condition: Fine


Autograph; 200 pages; One of an Autographed Limited Edition of 375 (of which only 350 were for sale). Clean and tight in original red linen binding with gilt bordering to the front board and gilt lettering at spine; pages unopened after page 90, unmarked throughout. OCLC: 54791259 Wonderful frontispiece (two hounds watching as their master head down the drive in an automobile) and seven full page plates (foxhunting scenes, etc.) by the author and charming vignette illustrations (chapter headings) throughout. Daughters of land-owning Protestant families in the South West of Ireland in the mid... View more info

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THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ. in Two Volumes

By: Southey, Robert

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Boston, Otis, Broaders and Company: 1839

Seller ID: 39572

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name, scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spines, cloth worn at spine ends. First American edition of poet laureate Robert Southey's life of William Cowper, William Cowper (1731 – 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. A forerunner of Romantic poetry, Cowper was deemed "the best modern poet" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Former owner w... View more info

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STUDIES OF A BIOGRAPHER (Two Volume Set)

By: Stephen, Leslie

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41304

Condition: Very Good


267; 284 pages; Former owner's name on first blank of Volume 1, otherwise clean and tight in original light green cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and gilt emblem of a stack of books and plume pen on front covers. Spine of Volume 2 very slightly canted. Tiny bookseller's ticket at bottom of rear endpaper "Brentano's/Booksellers & Stationers/31 Union Square/New York" Sir Leslie Stephen, KCB (1832 – 1904) was an English author, critic and mountaineer, and was also the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. He began editing the Cornhill Magazine in 1871; among his c... View more info

Image for CARNETS DU GENERAL TAHON AVEC LES BATISSEURS DE L'EMPIRE  Tonkin, Dahomey, Madagascar, Sahara, Maroc, La Grande Guerre (1882-1918)

CARNETS DU GENERAL TAHON AVEC LES BATISSEURS DE L'EMPIRE Tonkin, Dahomey, Madagascar, Sahara, Maroc, La Grande Guerre (1882-1918)

By: Tahon, General Mathias-Jules-Pierre

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Paris, Bernard Grasset: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38626

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated with several fascinating sepia photographs. General Tahon traveled broadly in colonial service with the French Foreign Legion. He was stationed in Tonkin in the Far East in 1887. In the 1890s he was transferred to Algeria, Dahomey and Madagascar. In the first years of the twentieth century her served in the Sahara and Morocco. "Le general Tahon a fait une honorable carriere. Ses carnets de route n'apportent aucune revelation. On y cueille un vivant portrait de Dugenne..." View more info

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ONE CRYSTAL AND A MOTHER

By: Taylor, Ellen DuPois

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38841

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Original owner's name on ffep (dated 1927), toning to endpapers and foxing to foredge of pages. Dustjacket has some foxing and is toned at spine. The dustjacket has shallow chipping along top edge, corners and base of spine, faint stain at spine, tiny scratch at bottom of Ford Madox Ford's name on spine of dustjacket. Very scarce in dustjacket. A thirty-ish newspaperwoman from Dakota is assigned to cover the activities of Crystal Clemente after only one day on the staff of a Chicago newspaper. Through Crystal, a delightfully decadent socialite with an over-imaginative mother, the reporter is... View more info

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ONE CRYSTAL AND A MOTHER

By: Taylor, Ellen DuPois

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38842

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Contents clean and tight in original plum cloth binding; dustjacket has some minor shallow chipping at spine ends, otherwise bright and fresh. Very scarce in dustjacket. A thirty-ish newspaperwoman from Dakota is assigned to cover the activities of Crystal Clemente after only one day on the staff of a Chicago newspaper. Through Crystal, a delightfully decadent socialite with an over-imaginative mother, the reporter is introduced to all that is chic and show in Chicago society. Taking place in the 1920s, One Crystal and a Mother is a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the newly liberated Jazz A... View more info

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A PIONEER LOOKS BACK

By: Taylor, James Benjamin ; [Coleman Jennings' Copy]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42406

Condition: Very Good


248 pages; INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on ffep -- "To my dear Godson / Coleman Jennings ' with the author's / affectionate respect / Jas B Taylor / 10/3/39" OCLC 504593501 Edited by Henry O'Kelly Webber. With 25 illustrations. Toning to titlepage from laid-in news clipping (a review of the book from the Cape Times, Apr. 8, 1939), otherwise clean and secure in orignal brown cloth binding. James Benjamin Taylor (1860 – 1944) was a South African Randlord (Rand Baron). Jim B. Taylor followed a familiar late 19th century route to great wealth – diamonds in Kimberley, gold ... View more info

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PASSAGES FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SHAKESPEARE STUDENT

By: Theobald, R. M.

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Robert Banks & Son: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42234

ISBN: 1346821976

Condition: Very Good


88 pages; Contents clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering; endpapers toned at edges. Robert Masters Theobald, (1829-1914) MA Glasgow MRCS Eng., was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. He served as Surgeon at the Blackheath Home for Gentlewomen, Medical Officer at the Blackhealth Homeopathic Dispensary. Robert Masters Theobald was also a Spiritualist and a member of The Golden Dawn. View more info

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MEMORIALS CONCERNING SEVERAL MINISTERS and Others, Deceased of the Religious society of Friends, within the limits of Baltimore Yearly Meeting

By: Townsend, Joseph ; et alus

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Published by order of the Yearly Meeting, Innes & Company: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40294

Condition: Good


176 pages; Former owner's name "Helen Bentley Lea" (1856-1950) dated 1878 and short closed tear at outer edge of ffep. A dime-sized ink stain at the fore-edge of two leaves, otherwise clean and tight in original full sheepskin binding with red leather title label at spine. Leather worn and chipping at spine and corners. List of Memorials includes: Ann Moore, Joseph Berry, John Bartlett, James Berry, John Malsby, Mary Cox, Susanna Brown, Phillip Coale, Hannah Matthews, William Wilson, Isaac Everitt, Martha Mendenhall, Ruth Walton, Anthony Poultney, Mary Brooke, John Simpson, William... View more info