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Ambroise-Didyme Lepine
Winnipeg, MB, Government of Manitoba, 1985. Wraps. pp. 12.8vo,,Stapled card covers: in near fine condition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. One of a series of a series of historical pamphlets published by the Historic Resources Branch of the Government of Manitoba.
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Book number: 34644
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2804]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Manitoba;Louis Riel;Red River rebellion;Metis;;;;;

 
The Builders of the Nation a History of the United States
New York City, Stanley-Bradley Publishing, 1892. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 539, index,Thick 4to,,Bound in original 3/4 leather over cloth with marbled foredges,With almost 60 full page portraits and over 700 marginal vignette portraits and illustrations. Entries and illustrations compiled from the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. A scarce title, as WoorldCat lists only eight copies in either public, or academic, libraries. The endpapers are marbled to match the foredges. Bookplate of Ella Lynette Somerville on front pastedown. Wear to board edges, and corners a bit rounded. Light soiling to boards. Contents very clean. Hinges and joints tight. In good plus to very good condition. This is a large, very heavy, book. Please consult as to costs, and options, to ship. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. 'Portraits and biographies of presidents, cabinet officers, statesmen, legislators, jurists, educators, authors and divines'.
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Book number: 30476
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.25 | £UK 57.25 | JP¥ 8411]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: History;America;Presidents;;;;;;

 
Isaac Watts; His Life and Writings, His Homes and Friends
London, Religious Tract Society, ND. Hardcover. pp. v, 348.8vo,,Bound in original dark green cloth overbevelled boards. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Boards sl. rubbed at edges, and cloth slightly soiled; else in good plus, to very good, condition. Inscript. on front endpaper.
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Book number: 38624
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2804]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Religion;;;;;;;;

 
The National Portrait Gallery
London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, ND (1874). 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 160,4to,,Bound in original half leather over 'pebbled' buckram,Contains first and second series of portraits - forty in all. Subjects include Disraeli, Major-General Sir Garnet Wolsely, Thomas Carlyle, The Earl of Dufferin, W. H. Smith, Tennyson, Hon. Alexander MacKenzie, Sir John A. MacDonald etc. Buckram scuffed and wrinkled to rear board. Leather rubbed at extremities. front hinge cracked but holding. First few pages and one portrait (Gladstone) stained. Occasional marginal smudging thoughout, but really quite minor. Overall, in good condition. Ill.: 40 coloured lithographs. Forty tissue-guarded plates and biographies of famous English and Canadian men, taken from contemporary photos.
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Book number: 4500
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4486]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography;Plates;Politicians;;;;;;

 
The Noble and Renowned History of Guy Earl of Warwick
Warwick, UK, John Merridew et al, 1829. Hardcover. pp. viii, 148.12mo,,Bound in half leather of marbled boards, with marbled foredges,'Containing a full and true account of his many famous and valiant actions, remarkable and brave exploits, and noble and renowned victories.' A 'New Edition, with Engravings'. Front hinge was weak but has been expertly (and unnoticeably) repaired. Board edges quite worn and boards scuffed, although joints tight. Contents clean: a good copy notwithstanding. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 36313
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.25 | £UK 57.25 | JP¥ 8411]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: ;;;;;;;;

 
Pascal Breland
Winnipeg, MB, Government of Manitoba, 1984. Wraps. pp. 12.8vo,,Stapled card covers: in near fine condition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. One of a series of a series of historical pamphlets published by the Historic Resources Branch of the Government of Manitoba.
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Book number: 34646
USD 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 953]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Exploration;Fur trade;Red River colony;Metis;Hudson's Bay Co;North-West Company;;;

 
[BARNES, REGINALD HENRY, AND CHARLES EDWARD BROWN]
Spurgeon the People's Preacher
London, Walter Scott, ND (1892). 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. vi, 330.8vo,,Bound in original decorated cloth with all edges gilt,No authors are identified, nor is a date of publication given, but Turner, 'The Walter Scott Publishing Company, A Bibliography', 436.a, identifies the authors and suggests a publishing date of 1892. The cloth is very stained, soiled, and rubbed. The endpapers are also soiled, but they are not split and the hinges are tight. Someone has done a little coloring to the frontispiece. The contents show the odd spot of foxing, but are otherwise quite clean. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 41606
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1682]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Charles Spurgeon;Religion;;;;;;;

 
COPLAND, AARON AND VIVIAN PERLIS
Copland 1900 Through 1942
New York City, St. Martin's/Marek, 1984. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xii, 402.8vo,,,Affixed to the front free endpaper is a bookplate on which is printed: 'From the Personal Library of Dr. Lorne Watson Director, School of Music 1948-1981 Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba'. Other than the autographs of the authors, and this bookplate, the book is unmarked, tightly-bound and in very good, to near fine, condition. The dust jacket shows light shelf wear, but is otherwise in very good condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. This copy inscribed: 'Greetings! (signed) Aaron Copland and (signed) Vivian Perlis'. ISBN 0312169620.
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Book number: 44373
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 214 | £UK 190.25 | JP¥ 28038]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Music;Composer;Composing;American music;;;;;

 
ADAIR, JAMES R.
The Man from Steamtown the Story of F. Nelson Blount
Chicago, Moody Press, 1967. 1st edition. Hardcover. 224 pp.8vo,,Spine ends bumped, else vg+/vg+. Ill.: Black-and-white photographs. The life and career of the millionaire blueblood who got into the railroad so he could drive a train.
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Book number: 20175
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1122]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Railroads;Railway;Transportation;Business Biography;F. Nelson Blount;;;;

 
ADAMS, HENRY / SKETCHES BY JERRY PINKNEY
The Education of Henry Adams
Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library, 1982. Hardcover. pp. 530.8vo,,Beautifully bound in full brown leather with gilt embellishments,A title in the series 'The 100 Greatest Books of All Time'. In near fine condition with no markings indicating previous ownership. The book appears unread, and seldom opened. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. A limited edition published only for subscribers, bound in full ornamented leather, with all edges gilt and silk moire endpapers.
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Book number: 43523
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2243]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Bindings;Biography;;;;;;;

 
ADAMS, ROY
Hard Nights My Life in Liverpool Clubland
Southport, UK, Cavernman Publications, 2003. 1st edition. pp. 244.Royal 8vo,,Slightest wear to card covers, else in near fine condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. ISBN 0953994511.
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Book number: 41235
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 30 | £UK 26.75 | JP¥ 3925]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Night clubs;Body building;;;;;;;

 
ADAMS, BRIAN
La Stupenda a Biography of Joan Sutherland
Richmond, Australia, Hutchinson of Australia, 1981. Hardcover. pp. 329.Royal 8vo,,Sl. wear to board tips, else vg/nf in lightly-worn dust jacket. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Inscribed with a 1983 Christmas greeting to the title page and signed with a flourish by Madame Sutherland. ISBN 0091374103.
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Book number: 43104
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2804]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Opera;Singers;Diva;Music;Australia;;;;

 
ALDINGTON, RICHARD
Lawrence of Arabia a Biographical Enquiry
London, Collins, 1955. Hardcover. pp. 448.8vo,,Sl. shelf wear, else clean, tight, and in very good condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. O'Brien E-192. No dust jacket.
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Book number: 43126
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1122]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: T. E. Lawrence;The Desert War;Arabs;T. E. Shaw;;;;;

 
ALDINGTON, RICHARD
Lawrence of Arabia a Biographical Enquiry
Chicago, Henry Regnery Company, 1955. Hardcover. pp. 448.8vo,,Bound in blue cloth with gilt spine lettering,This is the first American edition (E198), issued with the corrections in the text (as opposed to the first state of the first English edition, with had a tipped-in arrata slip ([see O'Brien E192]). Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Sl. wear & sunning to bd. edges; else vg in rubbed, edge-worn, price-clipped dust jacket (still about good condition).
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Book number: 30559
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1682]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: T. E. Lawrence;The Desert War;Arabs;T. E. Shaw;;;;;

 
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
A Story Teller's Story
Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve Press, 1968. reprint. Hardcover. 360 pp.8vo,,Nf in sl scuffed but vg+ dj. A quality reprint of Anderson's first autobiography, first published in 1924. Edited by Ray Lewis White.
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Book number: 11116
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1963]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography;Tar;Winesburg, Ohio;;;;;;

 
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
Tar: A Midwest Childhood
Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve Press, 1969. Reprint. Hardcover. xx, 257 pp.8vo,,Nf in sl scuffed but vg+ dj. A quality reprint of Anderson's second autobiography, first published in 1926. A critical text, edited by Ray Lewis White.
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Book number: 11117
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1963]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography;Anderson, Sherwood;;;;;;;

 
ANTHONY, IAN A.
Radio Wizard Edward Samuel Rogers and the Revolution of Communications
Toronto, Gage / Rogers, 2000. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. xii, 130.8vo,,Near fine cond. in slightly rubbed, else very good dust jacket. Ill.: b&w photos and illustrations. The story of the man who invented a radio tube which operated from alternating current rather than batteries.
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Book number: 27400
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1122]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Canadians;Canadiana;Rogers Radios;Electric radios;Inventions;Technology;Marconi;;

 
GOLD, ARTHUR AND FISDALE, ROBERT
The Divine Sarah
New York, Alfred A Knopf, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. x, 352,8vo,VG+/NF condition. Ill.: B&W illustrations, photos. The life of Sarah Bernhardt.
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Book number: 2755
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1963]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography;Actresses;Stage;Sarah Bernhardt;;;;;

 
ARTHUR, WILLIAM
The Successful Merchant: Sketches of the Life of Mr. Samuel Budgett, Late of Kingswood Hill.
London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co. 1857. 16th edition. Hardcover. pp. vii, 290.Larger 12mo,,Bound in original red cloth, stamped in blind. Ill.: engraved frontispiece. Boards worn & sl. discoloured at edges. Gilt spine lettering bright. Prize inscription. Conts. clean & tight. Good condition.
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Book number: 34888
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1682]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Business;;;;;;;;

 
ASHCROFT, E. W.
Faraday
London, B. E. & A. M. Association, 1931. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 133.8vo,,Bound in original born cloth and in scarce original dust jacket,'This study of the life and work of Michael Faraday is published by the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers Association (Inc.) during the centenary year of the discovery of electromagnetic induction.'. Ill.: engraved frontispiece. Bds. sl. bowed and somewhat bumped at edges. Very light soiling (conts. clean); else vg in lightly chipped, soiled gd+ jacket.
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Book number: 31345
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1963]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Michael Faraday;Electricity;Electromagnetic;Induction;;;;;

 
ASHER, MICHAEL
Lawrence the Uncrowned King of Arabia
Woodstock, NY, Overlook Press, 1998. Hardcover. pp. xix, 419.8vo,,Near fine cond. in sl. scuffed; else vg/nf dust jacket. Ill.: colour photos, maps. This is the first American edition. ISBN 0879517123.
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Book number: 30563
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1402]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: T. E. Shaw;Lawrence of Arabia;The Arabs;World War One;Desert War;T. E. Lawrence;TEL;;

 
ASHER, MICHAEL
Lawrence the Uncrowned King of Arabia
London, Penguin Books, 1999. Wraps. pp. xix, 419.Thick 8vo,,Larger format pb - sl. soiling, edges sl. 'thumbed'; else vg. Ill.: colour, b&w photos & maps. ISBN 014025854X.
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Book number: 30556
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1122]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: T. E. Shaw;Lawrence of Arabia;The Arabs;World War One;Desert War;T. E. Lawrence;;;

 
ASQUITH, MARGOT
Margot Asquith an Autobiography
New York City, George H. Doran Company, 1920. Hardcover. pp. 276, 282.Royal 8vo,,Volumes one and two - no dust jackets. Ill.: b&w photos, illustrations. Cloth of both vols. sunned. Extremities of bds. lightly rubbed. Light general shelf wear, else both in good plus condition.
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Book number: 35710
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2804]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: ;;;;;;;;

 
[LUCY E. IRVINE] (ATTRIB.)
The Swains of Scratching River
NP [Manitoba], Published by the author, ND (c. 1971). 1st edition. Wraps. pp. 49.Small 8vo,,Stapled card covers lightly rubbed & soiled, else g/vg condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Authorship attributed to inscription in ink on title page: 'By Lucy E. Irvine'. Ink signature and date (1971) at top of page.
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Book number: 36997
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2804]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Genealogy;;;;;;;;

 
AUBREY, JOHN
Brief Lives
London, The Folio Society, 1975. 1st thus. Hardcover. pp. 324,8vo,Near fine in worn slipcase, split at top & bottom, good. Ill.: B&w illust.
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Book number: 4367
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2804]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Contemporary;Literature;;;;;;;

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