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 ABBOTT, JACOB (WITH REVISIONS AND AN APPENDIX BY LYMAN ABBOTT), Histories of Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great
ABBOTT, JACOB (WITH REVISIONS AND AN APPENDIX BY LYMAN ABBOTT)
Histories of Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880. Trade Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear, along with some light fraying. The spine joints have rubbing as well. There are spots of ground-in dirt and rubbing to the covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The rear endpaper and pastedown have faint crayon scribbles. One to two more text pages towards the rear of the book have faint crayon scribbles as well. "The reign of Cyrus the Great lasted c. 30 years. Cyrus built his empire by conquering first the Median Empire, then the Lydian Empire, and eventually the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Either before or after Babylon, he led an expedition into central Asia, which resulted in major campaigns that were described as having brought "into subjection every nation without exception". Cyrus did not venture into Egypt, as he himself died in battle, fighting the Massagetae along the Syr Darya in December 530 BC. He was succeeded by his son, Cambyses II, who managed to add to the empire by conquering Egypt, Nubia, and Cyrenaica during his short rule.". Very Good .
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Book number: 35536
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Jacob Abbott Lyman Abbott Chautauqua Editions Cyrus The Great Alexander The Great The Middle East Rulers Biography

 ABBOTT, JACOB, History of Xerxes the Great
ABBOTT, JACOB
History of Xerxes the Great
New York: A. L. Burt Publisher, 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; C1900. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying. There are a couple of small edge tears to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Xerxes I (518–465 BC) , called Xerxes the Great, was the fourth king of kings of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia. Like his predecessor Darius I, he ruled the empire at its territorial apex. He ruled from 486 BC until his assassination in 465 BC at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard. Xerxes I is most likely the Persian king identified as Ahasuerus in the biblical Book of Esther. He is also notable in Western history for his failed invasion of Greece in 480 BC. His forces temporarily overran mainland Greece north of the Isthmus of Corinth until the losses at Salamis and Plataea a year later reversed these gains and ended the second invasion decisively.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35365
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Jacob Abbott Xerxes The Great Persia Military Leaders Biography

 ADAMSON, ARCHIBALD R., Rambles Through the Land of Burns
ADAMSON, ARCHIBALD R.
Rambles Through the Land of Burns
Kilmarnock, Scotland: Dunlop & Drennan, 1879. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumipng, rubbing and beginning fraying. Ther are several small spots of ground-in dirt to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a rectangular patch of paper loss to the front pastedown page where a previous owner's address label has been removed. "Based on the success of this first book, Renny began working on his second book, published in 1879, called, “Rambles Through The Land of Burns”. This book was based on the life and times of Robert Burns primarily, with snippets of the struggles of the Covenanters, the battles of William Wallace and Robert d’Bruce, and other notable occurrences before and during Burns’ lifetime. The book covers Burns’ birth, youth, life as a poet, his loves, and inspirations, and many of the fairs and rituals of the kirks and pagans throughout Scottish history and their effect on the social norms of the day. In addition, it covers how everything “Burns” became what it is today – the tourist stops. It becomes a social commentary that is as true today as it was incredible after Burns’ death. This book is filled with Burns poetry and with the poetry of others. It should appeal to both the Mason and the average reader. ". Very Good .
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Book number: 36644
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 34.5 | JP¥ 4908]
Catalogue: Author Biography
Keywords: Author Biography Archibald R. Adamson Robert Burns Scotland Poets Poetry Author Biography

 ALIREZA, MARIANNE, At the Drop of a Veil the True Story of a California Girl's Years in an Arabian Harem
ALIREZA, MARIANNE
At the Drop of a Veil the True Story of a California Girl's Years in an Arabian Harem
Boston, MA: Houghton and Mifflin, 1980. 11th Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. The book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page in Arabic and English. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips along with some rubbing and general wear. "The contrast of Oriental splendor within the tent and the black wind-blown desert without was typically Arabian, as in this special tent the favorite wife of King Ibn Saud asked the seven veiled women paying their respects, Which of you is the American? Marianne Alireza, the narrator of this book, was that American. It was 1945 and she had been in Arabia one short month with her husband, Ali."; Signed by Author. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 31707
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Arabia Signed Editions Marianne Alireza Harems California The Desert Muslim Biography A-D

 ANONYMOUS (EDMUND GOSSE), Father and Son Biographical Recollections
ANONYMOUS (EDMUND GOSSE)
Father and Son Biographical Recollections
New Yhork: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. The front endpaper has two previous owner's inked names. "Sir Edmund William Gosse CB ( 21 September 1849 – 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography. His friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft inspired a successful career as a historian of late-Victorian sculpture. His translations of Ibsen helped to promote that playwright in England, and he encouraged the careers of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce. He also lectured in English literature at Cambridge.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35929
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8180]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Edmund Gosse Poets Fathers And Sons Biography

 ASIMOV, ISAAC, Opus 300
ASIMOV, ISAAC
Opus 300
Boston, MA: Houghton and Mifflin, 1984. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some beginning rubbing, wear and nicking. Includes the following chapters: Introduction, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Robots and Computers, History, The Bible, Short-Shorts, Humor, Social Sciences, Literature, Mysteries, Autobiography, Science Fiction, Miscellaneous, Bonus, and, My Third Hundred Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 33253
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Isaac Asimov Fiction Short Stories Memoirs Autobiography Anthologies collections Biography

 BALABANOFF, ANGELICA, My Life As a Rebel
BALABANOFF, ANGELICA
My Life As a Rebel
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1938. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean, but have some light generalized toning. There is a previous owner's inked name on the half title page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "When the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917, Balabanoff joined the Bolshevik Party and travelled to Russia. According to Emma Goldman, she became disillusioned with the style of socialism in Russia and "[she] had become rooted in the soil of Italy." Balabanoff told Goldman of her discomfort about temporarily living in the Narishkin Palace. She became secretary of the Communist Third International in 1919 and worked alongside Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Grigory Zinoviev, and Emma Goldman, as well as many others. She became an open critic of Bolshevism and left Russia in 1922, travelling back to Italy and joining with Giacinto Menotti Serrati. After Serrati left to rejoin the Communists, she led his Maximalist group until the rise of Fascism forced her into exile in Switzerland, where she edited Avanti! And became the secretary of the Paris Bureau. While addressing a socialist meeting in Lausanne, she first encountered Mussolini, who at the time was still a socialist; her first impression of him was not flattering: "I had never seen a more wretched human being ... He seemed more concerned with his inner turmoil than what I was saying." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 38327
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Angelica Balabanoff Politics Europe World War II Biography

 BARNETT, LOUISE, Touched By Fire the Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer
BARNETT, LOUISE
Touched By Fire the Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Touched by Fire undertakes the search for, as one historian put it, a man waiting to be discovered between the extremes of his experience.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 31172
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Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Louise Barnett George Armstrong Custer Western Americana Little Big Horn The Battle Of LIttle Big Horn Wyoming Biography A-D

 BEAMISH, RICHARD J., The Boy's Story of Lindbergh the Lone Eagle
BEAMISH, RICHARD J.
The Boy's Story of Lindbergh the Lone Eagle
Chicago, IL: John C. Winston Co, 1928. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This book is illustrated throughout with both black and white illustrations and photographs. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, smallish chips and many wrinkles. "Never in history has the world taken any man to its heart as a parent would a beloved son as it has the heroic young Colonel Charles Lindbergh. It is not his achievement alone that has caused these wonderful demonstrations." "Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) , nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U. S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by making his Orteig Prize–winning nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris. He covered the 33 1/2-hour, 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km) alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis. This was the first solo transatlantic flight, and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe. Lindbergh was an officer in the U. S. Army Air Corps Reserve, and he received the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for the feat.". Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 33902
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Keywords: Young Adult Biography Richard J. Beamish Biography Charles Lindbergh Aviation Aviation Biography Young Adult Biography

 BELL, CLIVE, Old Friends Personal Recollections
BELL, CLIVE
Old Friends Personal Recollections
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears, along with some ground-in dirt and edge wear. "It was Clive Bell who introduced Virginia Woolf's work in America and his memoir of her is an affectionate evocation that reveals the nature of a fascinating woman, a nature that held a special magic for all of her friends." "Arthur Clive Heward Bell (16 September 1881 – 18 September 1964) was an English art critic, associated with formalism and the Bloomsbury Group. Bell died, aged 83, in London...According to historian Stanley Rosenbaum, "Bell may, indeed, be the least liked member of Bloomsbury. Bell has been found wanting by biographers and critics of the Group – as a husband, a father, and especially a brother-in-law. It is undeniable that he was a wealthy snob, hedonist, and womaniser, a racist and an anti-Semite (but not a homophobe) , who changed from a liberal socialist and pacifist into a reactionary appeaser. Bell's reputation has led to his being underestimated in the history of Bloomsbury." ". Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 33072
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Catalogue: Author Biography
Keywords: Author Biography Clive Bell Bloomsbury Group Editors Memoirs Recollections Author Biography

 BENDER, ALBERT M., George Sterling the Man
BENDER, ALBERT M.
George Sterling the Man
San Francisco, CA: Windsor Press, 1929. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Limited to 60 numbered copies. This is book #47. This is a small format book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine end of the book cover has a bit of beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. "George Sterling (December 1, 1869 – November 17, 1926) was an American writer based in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and Carmel-by-the-Sea. He was considered a prominent poet and playwright and proponent of Bohemianism during the first quarter of the twentieth century. His work was admired by writers as diverse as Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, and Sinclair Lewis, but is largely forgotten today. " "Albert Maurice Bender (June 18, 1866 – March, 4 1941) [1] was a leading patron of the arts in San Francisco in the 1920s and 1930s, who played a key role in the early career of Ansel Adams and was one of Diego Rivera's first American patrons. By providing financial assistance to artists, writers and institutions he had a significant impact on the cultural development of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 39679
USD 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 181.5 | £UK 153.25 | JP¥ 21814]
Catalogue: Author Biography
Keywords: Author Biography Albert M. Bender George Sterling California Authors Limited Editions Numbered Editions Author Biography

 BERGER, JOSEPH, Shipwreck of a Generation the Memoirs of Joseph Berger
BERGER, JOSEPH
Shipwreck of a Generation the Memoirs of Joseph Berger
London, England: Harvill Press, 1971. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have several edge nicks and a small chip to the bottom rear panel. "In 1924-25, Berger-Barzilai spent a few months in Moscow, where he met his wife Esther Feldman, a Russian Jew. Upon his return to Palestine, he was arrested for illegal activities in the Communist party and Comintern, but was only fined. After another trip to Moscow, the police authorities refused to let him in on August 16, 1926. As a stateless citizen, he had to remain aboard an Italian ship that sailed back and forth for six weeks. The International Aid Organization for Arrested Revolutionaries, together with Zionists, managed to obtain his release. After that, he lived in an Arab village, Beit Safafa, under false identity. He continued to lead the party and met with Comintern emissaries.". Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 35448
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Joseph Berger Palestine Communism Political Parties Politics Biography

 BINNS, HENRY BRYAN, A Life of Walt Whitman
BINNS, HENRY BRYAN
A Life of Walt Whitman
London, England: Methuen & Co, 1905. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are noticeably toned. The inner hinges have started. "Walter "Walt" Whitman (/'hw? Tm? N/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33888
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Henry Bryan Binns Author Biography Walt Whitman poetry Poets Biography S-Z

 BLAIKIE, W. GARDEN (D. D. , LL. D. ) (WILLIAM GARDEN), The Personal Life of David Livingstone Chiefly from His Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of His Family
BLAIKIE, W. GARDEN (D. D. , LL. D. ) (WILLIAM GARDEN)
The Personal Life of David Livingstone Chiefly from His Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of His Family
New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, N.D.. Trade Edition. Hardcover. Map; This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have noticeable rubbing and ground-in dirt along with some light bumping. The front and rear covers have rubbing, spots of dirt and several faded / water spots on the rear cover. The text pages are generally clean and bright. All edges of the text block have spots of ground-in dirt and a few stray spots of ink. "David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa, one of the most popular national heroes of late–19th-century in Victorian Britain. He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags-to-riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial and colonial expansion.". Very Good- .
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Book number: 32756
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography W. Garden Blaikie William Garden Blaikie David Livingstone Religion Ministers Exploration Misisonaries Biography

 
BLAND, HENRY MEADE
Stevenson's California
San Jose, CA: The Pacific Short Story Club, 1924. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has self-wrappers (cardboard covers with a semi-attached dust jacket). The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is toning around all edges and the spine of the book. The book covers have some beginning spotting and foxing. The text pages are clean and bright. The front innner hinge has started to crack. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. There is also a second gift notation on the front endpaper as well. "This book is dedicated by its author to his students in the literature of the Pacific Coast, in Browning, and in Tennyson, who attended his classes in the Summer Session of 1924, at the California State Teachers College, San Jose." ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 30029
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Biography
Keywords: Biography Henry Meade Bland Robert Louis Stevenson Authors Author Biography Biography S-Z

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