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1 ..... VALDIMIR N. IPATIEFF TESTIMONIAL IN HONOR OF THREE MILESTONES IN HIS CAREER.
No Place. 1942. First Edition Hard Cover Signed
1st & only edition. 74pp. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt. Frontispiece of Ipatieff & wife + 3 other b/w plates. 3 page foldout photo of the banquet participants & 2 page foldout of the speakers' table at the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago. Congratulatory messages, speeches including biographical sketch, list of publications, patents & awards, etc. Also included is a 1936 signed postcard from Ipatieff to Dr. Jacque Morrell, a fellow petroleum chemist and a colleague at Universal Oil Products. Postcard is used, but Fine (No defects). Book is Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2 Armstrong, Karen. BEGINNING THE WORLD.
St. Martin's Press [New York]. 1983. (1983). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st U.S.edition, first printing. 242pp. 8vo. Black imitation cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine. 'A Former Nun's Memoir of Her Painful but Triumphant Journey into Life'. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of careful use with no significant defects). ISBN 0312071817. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Blockson, Charles L. DAMN RARE: The Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile.
Quantum Leap Publisher [Tracy, CA]. 1998. 1892697009 / 9781892697004 First Edition, Signed Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 334pp. 8vo. 1/4 green cloth & light tan boards with gilt-lettered spine. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: To Sandi Walker / Peace & Freedom always / from Charles L. Blockson. 9 plates with 20 b/w photos. As New (Pristine)/ DJ (Light scuffs mostly on the back & mostly not visible unless held at an angle to light o/w Near Fine, i.e. minminal signs of use with no significant defects). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Burr, Agnes Rush. RUSSELL H. CONWELL & HIS WORK.
John C. Winston Co. [Philadelphia]. No date. (1917, 1923, 1926). Hard Cover 
Authorized Edition. 438pp. 8vo. Blue cloth with an ornate gilt design filling most of the cover & signed with the intertwined opposing 'D's of Decorative Designers (1895-1931). The title & author's name are in gilt within 2 separate panels. The cover motif is repeated at the top & bottom of the spine which is gilt-lettered & also includes 'The Complete Lecture Acres of Diamonds'. Frontispiece + 16 other b/w plates on coated paper. Russell Conwell, the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, was a famed orator who raised millions of dollars for the school with his classic 'Acres of Diamonds' speech. Lower right corner of front cover bumped o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. See PHOTO. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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5 Cattell, Jaques (Editor). AMERICAN MEN OF SCIENCE: A BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY. Volume 2: The Biological Sciences.
The Science Press [Lancaster, PA]/ R. R. Bowker Co. [NY]. 1955. Hard Cover 
9th edition. 1276pp. 4to. Dark gray cloth with title on spine in gilt over red label. 4to. Good+ (Very presentable volume which shows reasonably careful use with no abuse or important defects). No DJ as issued. This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Conway, Moncure Daniel. Autobiography, MEMORIES and EXPERIENCES OF MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY [Volume 1 of 2].
Houghton, Mifflin & Co. [Boston]. 1905. (1904). Hard Cover 
4th impression. 451pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author + 7 other b/w photo plates & facsimile Letters on coated paper from Walt Whitman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, George William Curtis, & Robert Browning. Unitarian minister, Abolitionist, & activist for many other causes, Conway associated with many of the leading writers, intellectuals & politicians of his day. Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Corrothers, James D. IN SPITE OF THE HANDICAP: An Autobiography.
George H. Doran [New York]. 1916. (1916). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition *. 238pp. 8vo. Green cloth with white lettering on cover & spine. Small white decoration on cover under title. Frontispiece & 10 other b/w photographic plates. Introduction by Ray Stannard Baker. * GHD synbol on title page. The author (1869-1917) was an Afro-American minister born in Michigan. He was a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago (the location of the fictitious Black Cat Club) and later served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lexington, VA. He was well known as a poet & author of short stories, which were published in leading newspapers. His wife, Rosina Tucker, was the founder & Secretary-Treasurer of the International Ladies' Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which she also helped establish. Wear along the edges of the covers & on spine extremes; moderate wear to the white lettering; light wear on spine itself along with some heavy lead pencil-like lines; back cover has scattered light spotting o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. See PHOTO. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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8 Day, Donald. WILL ROGERS: A Biography.
David McKay Co.[New York]. 1962. (1962). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 370pp. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Blue endpapers. 16 b/w plates on coated paper. Index. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (1/2' edge tear on back, top of spine bruised with tiny tears o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects & unclipped price). 
Price: 5.50 USD
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9 Eaton, Clement. JEFFERSON DAVIS: The Sphinx of the Confederacy.
The Free Press [New York]. 1977. (1977). 0029087007 / 9780029087008 First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 334pp. Tall 8vo. 1/4 red cloth & gray boards. 8 b/w plates. Bibliography & index. As New (Pristine)/ DJ (1/4' edge tear on the bottom of the front, faint crease on the back cover o/w Fine, i.e. no defects with unclipped price). ISBN 0029087007. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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10 Ervine, St. John. BERNARD SHAW: His Life, Work and Friends.
William Morrow & Co. [New York]. 1956. (1956). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 628pp. Tall 8vo. 1/4 black cloth over green cloth with gilt-lettered spine & gilt rulings. 12 b/w glossy paper plates with 20 photo-illustrations. Index. Top 1' of the spine has some light crinkling o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (Spine faded, a 1/4' edge tear on both the front & back bottom edges, top edges of the front & spine worn with smaller tears & chips, 1 1/4' & 7/8' creases on the right edge of the front, inside of the jacket has much scattered foxing o/w Very Good). NOTE: This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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11 Frank, John P. CLEMENT HAYNSWORTH, THE SENATE, AND THE SUPREME COURT.
University Press Of Virginia. [Charlottesville, VA]. 1991. (1991). 0813912911 / 9780813912912 First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 158pp. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Index & notes. A Biography of Haynsworth which also examines the controversial context which lead to the U. S. Senate's rejection of his nomination to the Supreme Court in 1969. As New (Pristine)/ DJ (As New in original shrinkwrap). ISBN 0813912911. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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12 Guedalla, Philip. WELLINGTON.
The Literary Guild [New York]. 1931. Hard Cover 
536pp. 8vo. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered front cover & spine. Top edge blue. Frontispiece + 9 b/w plates + foldout map of model of Waterloo by Capt. Siborne. Index. Biography of Sir Arthur Wesley Wellington, the first Duke of Wellington. Gilt worn from spine o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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13 Hostetter, Herman H. Dr. THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL OF MILTON SNAVELY HERSHEY.
Self-published [Hershey, PA]. No date. (1971). Soft Cover Signed
30pp. 8vo. Stapled heavy white wraps printed in black. Frontispiece full-portrait of Milton Hershey and all text on coated paper. Signed by author on back of front cover. According to the author's Preface 'a short story of what I learned from him and about him, during the twenty-one years I was his personal physician .. This book is written in memory of Mr. Hershey and is not for sale'. A 5/8' long x 3/16' high coffee-like stain on the bottom edge of page 1 extending through to the bottom edge of page 2 & faintly onto the bottom edge of page 3 o/w Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of careful use with no significant defects. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 Hughes, Thomas. MEMOIR OF A BROTHER.
James R. Osgood & Co. [Boston]. 1873. (None). First Edition Hard Cover 
Author's edition', 1st American edition. xvi, 178pp. sm8vo. Brown cloth with title & author's name in gilt lettering on the front cover & spine. Covers beveled with borders created from 2 vertical & 2 horizontal rulings in black. The horizontal rulings on the front cover extend over the spine joining those on the back. Dark brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard of the author's brother & his faux signature. A Biography by the author of 'Tom Brown's School Days' of his brother, George Hughes, an English priest. Front flyleaf inscribed in ink 'Geo. P. Twitchill on his eighteenth birthday from his father, Keene, May 2, 1873'. The father, George Brooks Twitchell, was a physician practicing in Keene, NH. The son also became a physician in Greenfield, MA. Spine a little darkened & extremes rubbed, corner tips rubbed, front & back flyleaves foxed o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. See PHOTO. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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15 Josephson, Matthew. SIDNEY HILLMAN: Statesman of American Labor.
Doubleday & Co. [New York]. 1952. (1952). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, later printing. 701pp. 8vo. Light gray cloth with green-lettered spine. Top edge light green. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Source reference notes. Indexed. Front hinge just a little weak, but holding well o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (Spine extremes heavily worn, left edge of spine & right edge of back foxed, left edge of back soiled, corners worn, & a few minor edge tears). NOTE: This book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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16 Ketchum, Richard M. WILL ROGERS : THE MAN AND HIS TIMES/ HIS LIFE AND TIMES.
American Heritage Publishing Company, Inc. [New York]. (1973). 0070344124 / 9780070344129 Hard Cover 
DELUXE EDITION. 415pp. Tall 8vo. 1/4 dark brown faux-leather vinyl 1/2 dark brown faux-leather vinyl & paisley-pattern calico cloth in red, black & white. Gilt-lettered spine. Tan endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Index. Dark brown faux-leather vinyl slipcase with gilt-lettering & a paste-down photo on the front cover. Note: American Heritage does not designate editions/ printings. As New in an As New slipcase. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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17 Lennon, Florence Becker. VICTORIA THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: The Life of Lewis Carroll.
Simon & Schuster [New York]. 1945. (1945). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 387pp. 8vo. Gray cloth purple-lettered spine framed at the top & bottom with ornate gilt. Top edge purple. Endpapers are decorated with an illustration of the tiles made by De Morgan Potteries which adorned Carroll's fireplace. Frontispiece map & 9 other b/w plates on text paper. 6 text illustrations. Appendices, Footnotes & Index. Bibliographies for both Carroll and Charles L. Dodgson. Owner's stamp on endpapers, upper right corner of the front cover bumped o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (2 1/2' wide x 3/4' high section is missing from the base of the spine & the lower left corner of the front, 3/4' tear at the top of the right side of the spine, 1 1/4' tear with some chipping along the upper fold of the front flap, 1/2' & 1/4' tears on the bottom edge of the back along with some lesser chips, 1/4' edge tear on the top of front, top of spine worn with some small chips, & all edges worn). 
Price: 6.00 USD
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18 Lockhart, R. H. Bruce. BRITISH AGENT.
G. P. Putman's Sons [New York/ London]. 1933. Hard Cover 
354pp. Tall 8vo. Green cloth with gilt. 3 plates illustrating documents. Uncut pages. Top edge red. Introduction by Hugh Walpole. Index. 'Being an account of the author's early life in many lands and of his official mission to Moscow in 1918.' 2 3/4' tear in the cloth along the top of the front spine edge o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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19 McCarthy, Mary. MEMORIES OF A CATHOLIC GIRLHOOD.
Harcourt, Brace & Co. [New York]. 1957. (1957). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 245pp. sm8vo. Black cloth with an applied white paper label on the spine bearing the title & author's name in simulated handwritten purple ink. 8 plates with 27 sepia photo illustrations of the author & her family. Fine (no defects)/ DJ (3/4' tear on the right edge of the spine starting at the top, 1/4' & 1/8' edge tears on the bottom of the back, minor wear to corners o/w Fine with unclipped price). 
Price: 5.00 USD
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20 Merman, Ethel. [As Told To Pete Martin]. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE.
Doubleday & Co. 1955. (1955). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 1st printing. 252pp. 8vo. Black cloth with white, yellow & purple print on spine. Endpapers illustrated with 11 b/w photos of Merman. Fine (no defects)/ DJ (tips of the top corners of the inside flaps show some wear o/w Fine in plastic jacket with unclipped price). 
Price: 17.50 USD
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