Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1908. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 143,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Five chapters on Tunis. One chapter on Kairouan. Text is in French. Ouvrage orne de 110 Gravures. This is one of Les Ville d'Art celebres series. Minor loss at lower corner of page 3 (text complete). Some endpaper browning. Decorative binding. Decorated endpapers. In 1879 Henri Saladin graduated with a degree in architecture from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1882 he was sent to Tunisia to conduct a survey of antiquities for the French Ministry of Public Education. There he also became interested in Islamic architecture, eventually returning to Tunisia to work as an architect. He designed the Post Office on Avenue d'Italie (now Avenue Charles de Gaulle) and established a workshop in the medina where he worked with local artisans in stucco, stone, and tile work. Other examples of his work can be found in France and Morocco. He worked tirelessly to promote the conservation of traditional architecture, and published numerous works on the subject, including Description des antiquités de la Regence de Tunis (1886-1893), Histoire de l'art musulman: L'Architecture (1907), and Tunis et Kairouan, les villes d'art célèbres (1908).
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New York: The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1950. Presumed First Trade Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii,, , 675,  pages. Key to Marginal Symbols. Publisher's Foreword. Musical notes/score. Commentary An Interpretation of the Hamlet Tetralogy by Erlo van Waveren. Reference Notes (two column format). Note on Music. Index of Songs and Music (two column format). Inscribed by the author on the fep To John and Nancie Naumann----The friendly regard of Percy Mackaye January 51. Percy Mackaye (1875–1956) was an American dramatist and poet. After graduating from Harvard in 1897, he traveled in Europe for three years, residing in Rome, Switzerland and London, studying at the University of Leipzig in 1899–1900. He returned to New York City to teach at a private school until 1904, when he joined a colony of artists and writers in Cornish, New Hampshire, and devoted himself entirely to dramatic work. He wrote the plays The Canterbury Pilgrims in 1903, Sappho and Phaon in 1907, Jeanne D'Arc in 1907, The Scarecrow in 1908, Anti-Matrimony in 1910, and the poetry collection The Far Familiar in 1937. In 1950, MacKaye published The Mystery of Hamlet King of Denmark, or What We Will, a series of four plays written as prequels to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. He was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1914. In the 1920s, MacKaye was poet in residence at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He lectured on the theatre at Harvard, Yale and other universities in the United States. Percy MacKaye is considered to be the first poet of the Atomic Era because of his sonnet "The Atomic Law," which was published in the Christmas 1945 issue of The Churchman.
Buenos Aires: Hercules di Cesare Y Oscar B. Carballeira, 1968. Presumed first printing thus. Copper covers hardback. , 199,  pages. Rep has edge tear were separated from adjoining page. Illustrations. Includes: Juan Lamela, por Americo De Luca; ?Que es el Martin Fierro? por Fermin Chavez; Carta Escrita por Jose Hernandez a su amigo Jose Zoilo Miguens; and Resena Biobibliografica de Jose Hernandez por Fermin Chavez and Lexico Y Glosas. In Spanish. Copper binding with figure of a mounted man on front over the words Martin Fierro. Martín Fierro, also known as El Gaucho Martín Fierro, is a 2,316-line epic poem by the Argentine writer José Hernández. The poem was originally published in two parts, El Gaucho Martín Fierro (1872) and La Vuelta de Martín Fierro (1879). The poem supplied a historical link to the gauchos' contribution to the national development of Argentina, for the gaucho had played a major role in Argentina's independence from Spain. The poem, written in a Spanish that evokes rural Argentina, is widely seen as the pinnacle of the genre of "gauchesque" poetry (poems centered on the life of the gaucho, written in a style known as payadas) and a touchstone of Argentine national identity. Like his predecessors in "gauchesque" poetry, Hernández sticks to the eight-syllable line of the payadas, the rural ballads. However, Hernández also uses a rhyming six-line stanza ("like the six strings of a guitar", said Lugones) with a novel invention. It has appeared in hundreds of editions and has been translated into over 70 languages.
New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 277,  pages. Signed by the author on the half title page. Includes Introduction: In the Name of Freedom; Suggested Reading; and Acknowledgments. Topics covered include Part 1: Uncontested Freedom; Part II: Contested Freedom; Part III: Forms of Freedom; and Part 1V: Ideas and Action. The central thesis of this book is simple. There are two very different views of freedom in America today, arising from two very different moral and political worldviews dividing the country. The traditional idea of freedom is progressive. One can see traditional values most clearly in the direction of change that has been demanded and applauded over two centuries. America has been a nation of activists, consistently expanding its most treasured freedoms. The author approaches the idea of freedom from the perspective of cognitive science--the interdisciplinary study of mind. He believes that one version of freedom is traditional and important to keep for the deepest moral reasons. He believes that the other version of freedom is dangerous to our democratic ideals and to the moral system behind the founding of our nation. His task in this book is to open up a discussion of these two views of freedom, to describe them as accurately as possible, and to discuss how to take back the progressive view of freedom that lies at the heart of our democracy--and to do so honestly, using framings, both deep and surface, that we really believe and that reveal the truth about our social, economic, and political realities.
Geneva: Nagel Publishers, 1954. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus (stated No. 1). Wraps. Format is approximately 4.25 inches by 6.25 inches. Text is mostly in English. xxxi, , 128, 31 plates (color maps). Brief introductory message signed by Walter Berchtold, President of Swissair on the unmarked ixth page. Illustrations. Folding color map inside rear cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. Includes a variety of information from historic, to cultural, to fashion, etc.
New York City: National Maritime Union of America, AFL-CIO, 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Unpaginated (24 pages plus covers). Illustrations. Maps, Cover has an illustration of a thumbprint at the lower right corner. Date based on the statement "We are now in the last year of our current twenty year plan. When we began our work in 1945..." There are also references to the year 1963 being in the past and to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Makes frequent use of the acronym SOBIGM, which is explained as "Shove Off Brother, I've Got Mine." The document is a polemic addressing the reductions in the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet. It states that "NMU members have devoted their skills--and over 3,000 sacrificed their lives in World War II--to keep American flag ships sailing in the service of our country. We seek today the attainment of a merchant fleet under the American flag capable of assuring our country the strength it needs and the position of leadership it deserves in a world at peace.
Boston: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1929. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is 7.75 inches by 10.75 inches. Volume II ONLY. xii, , 720 pages. Contents counties and by cities and towns. Cover has wear and soiling. Front and rear hinges weak--this is an oversized and heavy book. Tape noted on a fep. This is the second volume of the report but the first in order of publication. The first published volume is the companion volume to the present work and together they constitute the report of the Commission. The two publications which together constitute the Report of the Commission can, and should, be considered as individual and separate works. This is a compilation of 5,771 individual service records of Massachusetts men and women who died during World War I. Sketches include military service, brief family information, occupation. There are about 30,000 names in this volume, in addition to the 5,771 names in the record itself. To collect the information needed to comply with the specifications in the act has required a good deal of research and checking of information, often contradictory, obtained from various sources. Efforts were made to get information from near relatives covering facts it was desired to use, as well as other data to be placed in the files of the Commission for further record. About 5,000 questionnaires were distributed but reports were received in only about 40 per cent of the cases. This remains a magnificent resource for research into local history, genealogy, and military and other demographics.
Bourges, France: American Expeditionary Forces, 1919. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 130, 55, and 18 pages Illustrated cover. Illustrations. Corner of front cover missing. Tape repairs in spine and several places. Cover worn and soiled. Middle section lists officers, and members of the several units/organizations. Last section is advertisements. Extensive official souvenir of the 'Battle of Bourges'. 'Battle' here being a euphemism for the remarkable efforts of the US Central Records Office and Central Post Office which, from their base in Bourges, managed the correspondence of the troops and kept soldiers' families informed of casualties, movements, welfare etc. Numerous other activities were also coordinated from there - from matters spiritual through to catering. Robert Courtney Davis (October 12, 1876 – September 2, 1944) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces. At the start of World War I Davis was assigned to the staff of the Army's Adjutant General. In mid-1917 he went to France as Assistant to the Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces. He later served as acting Adjutant General and then Adjutant General of the A.E.F., receiving promotion to Brigadier General. He later served as the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1922 to 1927. The records of the American Expeditionary Forces General Headquarters include daily news bulletins; summaries of information and intelligence; a war diary documenting world news, troop movements, results of Allied activities, and German progress and troop conditions; and related information regarding military operations against Germany during World War I.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1898. Presumed First U. S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 511,  pages. Frontis illustration. Footnotes. Index. Rear board has a puncture at the bottom near the spine which has dented the rep and adjacent page. Signed by previous owner on fep--W. E. Borah, believed, based upon signature comparisons on the internet, to be Senator William Edgar Borah of Idaho. Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (8 December 1843 – 1 July 1910), born Martin Andrew Sharp, was an English historian. The last of the Spanish Humes, a lady advanced in years, died in 1876, bequeathing her property to Martin Sharp, and in August 1877, in compliance with her wish, he assumed the name of Hume. He was now independent. A keen volunteer officer, he was attached to the Turkish forces during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78; he then spent some time in exploration on the west coast of Africa, and traveled extensively in Central and South America. After some practice in journalism, he meanwhile produced his first book, a Chronicle of King Henry VIII of England (1889), a translation from the Spanish. The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth; a History of the Various Negotiations for her Marriage, and The Year after the Armada, and other Historical Studies, both issued in 1896, were received with a degree of popular favor which led him to adopt authorship as a profession. In 1897, he published Sir Walter Raleigh and Philip II of Spain, the latter monograph showing insight and independence of view. In 1898, he published The Great Lord Burghley and Spain, its Greatness and Decay, 1479–1789, which he completed in the following year by the publication of Modern Spain, 1788-1898.
Alexandria, VA: Defense Nuclear Agency, 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Various paginations--118 pages (per Standard Form 298 (Rev.2-89). Tables. Figures. References. Appendices A-B. Ex-library with usual library markings. Mailing label on back cover. This report is the second in a series that investigated the effects of intermediate doses of ionizing radiation on Army helicopter crew performance. This report documents the analysis of performance on the Walter Reed Performance Assessment Battery (WRPAB), and the development of an initial model for the WRPAB using Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) techniques. The WRPAB was used in a study of where 20 AH-1 pilots (1) predicted the effects of various symptom complexes on their performance, (2) went through a 36-hour protocol to induce symptoms similar to those that are followed by intermediate doses of radiation exposure, (3) performed a simulated AH-1 mission before and after symptom induction, and (4) were administered the WRPAB approximately every 2 hours throughout the 36-hour protocol. The results indicated that the WRPAB (or some other test battery) has utility for the prediction of operator performance as affected by stressors such as ionizing radiation. The work was performance by Science Applications Corporation (SAIC) and the other authors were William A. Perez, Joseph I. Peters, Robert R. Sanchez--all of SAIC, and Robert W. Young of the Defense Nuclear Agency.
Washington D. C. Defense Atomic Support Agency, 1970. Presumed First Edition, First printing. comb spine binding. vi, 80,  pages. Two Column format. Formulae. Figures. Tables. Appendix 2A and 2 B. References. Name of previous owner in ink on top right corner of front cover. This material was prepared by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Handbook Editors were Lorraine S. Abbott, H. Clyde Claiborne, and Charles E. Clifford. This document had been approved for public release.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland: Nero's Publishing, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade Paperback. viii, 61,  pages. Inscribed and signed on the title page by the author. Inscription reads: To Ruth Thrash--God Bless You. Deacon Demitri C. Kornegay 9-24-13. Includes chapters about Adjusting to New Things; Beautiful Ugly People; Race Relations; How to Change the World; Depression; Looking Ahead; Work; Dating; Decisions; Love and Marriage; God; Death; One Final Letter; 17 Things You Should Never Forget; and Dear Dad. The author was a police officer. He wrote this book to let his daughter know how he felt, what he said, what he thought she should do, and how to tackle a problem. With these letters, she should know that he loved her enough to sacrifice his wants for her needs, enough to make the unpopular decisions that would make her dislike him for a little while but thank him later, enough to be the father more men should be.
New York, N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxiii, , 337,  pages. The front hinge is reinforced with tape; the rear hinge has two small tears. Includes Preface, and Chronological Table. Part 1 includes The Spirit of the Sixteenth Century; Part 2 covers Sir Thomas More; Part 3 covers Sir Philip Sidney; Part 4 covers Sir Walter Ralegh; Part 5 covers Edmund Spenser; Part 6 covers Francis Bacon; Part 7 covers Shakespeare's Career; and Part 8 covers Foreign Influences on Shakespeare. The book also contains bibliography, an index, and a list of illustrations of Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Ralegh; Edmund Spenser; Francis Bacon; Viscount St. Alban; and William Shakespeare, from the monument in the chancel of the Parish Church at Stratford-upon-Avon. Sir Sidney Lee FSA FBA (5 December 1859 – 3 March 1926) was an English biographer, writer, and critic. In 1883, Lee became assistant-editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. In 1890 he became joint editor and, on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen in 1891, succeeded him as editor. Lee wrote over 800 articles in the Dictionary, mainly on Elizabethan authors or statesmen. Lee's article on Shakespeare in the 51st volume (1897) of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare (1898). In 1902, Lee edited the Oxford facsimile edition of the first folio of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies, followed in 1902 and 1904 by supplementary volumes giving details of extant copies, and in 1906 by a complete edition of Shakespeare's works. Lee received a knighthood in 1911.
London, England: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1901. Revised by the Author from Messrs. Goupil's Illustrated Series of Historical Volumes. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 7.5 inches. Frontis illustration. , 319,  pages. Name inside front cover. Includes chapters on King and Parliament; The New Model Army and the Presbyterians; The New Model Army and the King; The Last Years of the Long Parliament; The Nominated Parliament and the Protectorate; and A Parliamentary Constitution. Includes a 7 inch by 5.5 inch sheet folded to make a small (3.5 inch) sales brochure for Longmans New Biographies. Oliver Cromwell is featured on the front, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth on the inside, and Lives of Holy Men on the back. Such ephemeral items rarely survive, especially with a book associated with it. Samuel Rawson Gardiner (4 March 1829 – 24 February 1902) was an English historian, who specialized in 17th-century English history as a prominent foundational historian of the Puritan revolution and the English Civil War. As a foremost historian of the era, Gardiner's evaluation of Oliver Cromwell is especially significant. No figure in English history has called forth a greater range of evaluations. Gardiner concluded: "The man...was greater than his work. In his own heart lay the resolution to subordinate self to public ends, and to subordinate material to moral and spiritual objects of desire. ... The blows that he had struck against the older system had their enduring effects. ....The living forces of England—forces making for the destruction of those barriers which he was himself breaking through, buoyed him up—as a strong and self-confident swimmer, he was carried onward by the flowing tide."
London, England: George Bell and Sons, 1908. This is one of Bohn's Standard Library. It is a Reprint Edition, Presumed First printing thus. Hardcover. xx, 523. , 24,  pages. Frontis illustrations. Footnotes. Some pages uncut. Some page discoloration noted. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some hinge weakness noted. Includes Preface, as well as The Life of Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson, Written by Herself; Mrs. Hutchinson to her children, concerning their father; The Life of John Hutchinson, Petitions to Parliament; Conference with Lord Newark; The King Besieges Hull, Origin of Roundheads; Characters of Thornhagh, Pigott, Etc.; Defence of Nottingham; Siege of Gloucester; Nottingham in Distress; Escape of Hotham; Takes Charge of Nottingham Castle; Preparation for a Siege; Death of Sir Thomas Hutchinson; Preparations for Assaulting the Port; Appointed Governor by Parliament; Proposals to Give up the Castle; Endears himself to the Town; Rewards the Soldiers; Goes to the Leaguer, at Newark; Relieves His Chief Cannoniers; Battle of Marston Moor; Remedelling the Parliamentary Army; Misconduct of Capt. White; Factions against him; Salisbury's Misconduct; Evil Intentions of the Committee; Hearing before the Committee, Continues factions of the Committee. John Hutchinson played a pivotal role in the English Revolution--he signed the death warrant for King Charles I. And, for his pains he paid with his life, dying an ignominious death in prison four years after the Restoration. His wife, determined to restore his reputation, wrote this memoir as a defense against allegations that he was not a "gentleman"...and in order "to moderate her woe." An unequaled social document, a startling political analysis, and a tribute to a lost husband.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, , 323,  pages. Decorative front cover. Small corner piece of Contents missing. Footnotes. Includes Preface by Gardner W. Allen. Chapters include Early Misunderstandings; Negotiations; French Spoliations; Naval Preparation; The Opening of Hostilities; Events of 1799; The Last Year of the War; Private Armed Vessels; The Convention of 1800; Reduction of the Navy; Spoliations after 1801; and The Spoliation Claims. Also includes Appendix, containing Sources of Information; Treaties; Decrees; Vessels in Service, 1798-1801; Commanding Officers, 1798-1810; and The Nautical Day. Also contains Index. Bookplate of John Lyman inside the front cover! Includes Frontispiece on The Constellation and Insurgente in Action, Map of the West Indies; Plan of a Frigate; The Frigate Constitution; as well as paintings of Benjamin Stoddert; John Barry; Samuel Nicholson; The Frigate United States, The Constellation chasing the Insurgente; Silas Talbot; Thomas Truxtun; Isaac Hull; Alexander Murray; Charles Stewart; The Frigate Boston; and David Porter. Chapters include Early Misunderstandings; Negotiations; French Spoliations; Naval Preparation; The Opening of Hostilities; Events of 1799; The Last Year of the War; Private Armed Vessels; The Convention of 1800; Reduction of the Navy; Spoliations After 1801; and The Spoliation Claims. The Appendix includes Sources of Information; Treaties; Decrees; Vessels in Service, 1798-1801; Commanding Officers, 1798-1801; and The Nautical Day.
New York, N.Y. Dodge Publishing Company, 1906. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 61,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Discoloration around newspaper clipping. There are many illustrations, mostly with color. This book allows new parents to fill out the record of their child's life, from birth weight, to baby's presents, to the first photographs, to shoes, to the first tooth, to the baby's sayings, to the first haircut, to the baby's first steps, and first playmates. This copy of the book was partially filled out by the parents of an infant born February 19th, 1930. The book measures 7-1 inches by by 10-1/2 inches. This book was associated with Robert Alexander Hammond III who grew up to be a noted American lawyer.At the time of his birth the family resided in Columbus, Ohio. Newspaper clipping of subject's birth announcement laid in. Lock of hair from first haircut, in envelop, laid in. Certificate of Baptism laid in. St. Ann's Maternity Hospital foot prints sheet with Robert Alexander Hammond III's footprints present. He apparently moved to Vermont at some point and died in 1998. Somehow this family treasure has left the possession of the family. Records such of this, with a lock of hair, baptismal record, baby footprints, and various notations about developmental activities, baby gifts etc, rarely enter into the collectibles market. With surprising frequency, documents such as this are often acquired--usually through third parties--by intelligence agencies who us them as part of the information used to 'build a legend' for a false identity used by members of clandestine services. The lock of hair offers a potential for DNA manipulation.
New York, N.Y. Grosset & Dunlap, 1939. The Authorized Edition of The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc. Presumed first printing thus. Stiff boards. 37,  pages. Decorative front and back covers. Illustrated endpapers. Color Frontis illustrations. Illustrations. Portions of musical score. Includes Foreword; About "The Ring of the Nibelung"; "The Story of Rheingold--The Prelude"; Scene One; Scene Two; Scene Three; and Scene Four. Also includes Suggested Recordings. Adapted by Robert Lawrence, and illustrated (in color and in black and white) by Alexandre Serebriakoff. The Metropolitan Opera Guild wrote that to enjoy Richard Wagner's great cycle, "The Ring of the Nibelung," it is important to hear the Rhine flowing from the first notes of the prelude, to recognize the gleaming fold and the majestic castle of the gods from the theme chosen by the composer to represent them. Accordingly the Guild offers this book, hoping that the vast pattern of heaven and earth and underworld may become clear in its pages, and what which increased understanding it will bring increased pleasure. This is the form of the opera story for younger readers, authorized by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. A simple retelling of the story, with main themes introduced as part of the story. Fully illustrated in color.
New York, N.Y. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1950. 5th Printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.75 inches by 10.25 inches. Illustration and color Frontis illustration before title page. 93 pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Book includes Introduction by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke, Sonnets, and Notes by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke. Also includes an Index to First Lines, as well as a list of color plates of Sonnet 1, Sonnet 6, Sonnet 12, Sonnet 20; Sonnet 28; Sonnet 32; Sonnet 38; and Sonnet 44. Previous owner's name in ink on fep. Cover has some wear and soiling. William Andrew Pogany (born Vilmos András Pogány; August 24, 1882 – July 30, 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children's and other books. His contemporaries include C. Coles Phillips, Joseph Clement Coll, Edmund Dulac, Harvey Dunn, Walter Everett, Harry Rountree, Sarah Stilwell Weber, and N. C. Wyeth. He is best known for his pen and ink drawings of myths and fables. A large portion of Pogany's work is described as Art Nouveau. Pogany's artistic style is heavily fairy-tale orientated and often feature motifs of mythical animals such as nymphs and pixies. He paid great attention to botanical details. He used dreamy and warm pastel scenes with watercolors, oil paintings, and especially pen and ink. Painstakingly detailed and confident, Pogany's pen and ink pieces portray the true extent of his talent.
London: Macmillan, 1967. Presumed First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. x, 340 pages. Notes. Further Reading. Index. The book includes 17 black and white illustrations of Lord Burghley and his contemporaries. The construction of this book provides a new technique in historical biography. While the first part offers a picture of William Cecil's development in his career, the second part allows the reader to see him in a variety of contexts which provide a sense of perspective and a fuller appreciation of the texture of his life and of the contemporary setting. This new technique overcomes the danger of clogging the narrative of his life, and does not lose the man in the welter of events. It brings out clearly Cecil's position and achievement in government, politics, and administration, and in the intellectual, artistic, and social milieu. William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley KG PC (13 September 1520 – 4 August 1598) was an English statesman, the chief adviser of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, twice Secretary of State (1550–1553 and 1558–1572) and Lord High Treasurer from 1572. Cecil set as the main goal of English policy the creation of a united and Protestant British Isles. His methods were to complete the control of Ireland, and to forge an alliance with Scotland. Protection from invasion required a powerful Royal Navy. While he was not fully successful, his successors agreed with his goals. In 1587, Cecil persuaded the Queen to order the execution of the Roman Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, after she was implicated in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth. He was the founder of the Cecil dynasty which has produced many politicians including two Prime Ministers.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 191,  pages. Illustrations. Decorative cover. Cover worn, soiled, and edges and corners rubbed and bumped. Writing and cross outs inside front cover and on fep. Names of previous owners on "This book belongs to" page. Includes Introduction--The Eskimo Twins. Also includes chapters on The Twins Go Coasting; Koolee Divides the Meat; The Twins go Fishing; The Snow House; The Feast; The Reindeer Hunt; What Happened when Menie and Koko went Hunting by themselves; The Woman-Boats; The Voyage; the Summer Day, and Suggestions to Teachers. This book is designed for students in the second grade, and is illustrated by the author. Lucy Fitch Perkins (July 12, 1865 – March 18, 1937) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for Dutch Twins (1911) and its sequels, the Twins series. In 1906, Perkins published her first work, The Goose Girl, a collection of children's rhymes. A year later, she followed with A Book of Joys: A Story of a New England Summer, but both works had limited popular appeal. In 1911, she published The Dutch Twins, her first major work. The book was inspired by friend Edwin Osgood Grover, who saw a picture Perkins drew of a pair of Dutch children. Grover suggested to Perkins that she design a series centered around the twins. Perkins took the advice, and the Twins series were a popular success. She published 26 books in the Twins series for the Houghton Mifflin Company. For each book, Perkins would try to interview an individual who grew up in the given country to gain an understanding of the particular customs.
New York, N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. Reset Edition, probably 6th printing thus. Hardcover. , 259 pages. Map. Illustrations. Ink notation on fep. Decorative cover shows some wear and soiling. Includes Preface by Charles Scribner, IV from 1953 printing. Section on Illustrating "The Wind in the Willows" by Ernest H. Shepard, as well as chapters on The River Bank; The Open Road; The Wild Wood; Mr. Badger; Dulce Domum; Mr. Toad; The Piper at the Gates of Dawn; Toads's Adventures; Wayfarers All; The Further Adventures of Toad; "Like Summer Tempests Came His Tears"; and the Return of Ulysses. The Wind in the Willows has become a famous title in children's literature. It is a classic now. Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a British writer born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to a Scottish family. He is most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon. While still a young man in his twenties, Grahame began to publish light stories in London periodicals such as the St. James Gazette. Some of these were collected and published as Pagan Papers in 1893, and two years later The Golden Age. These were followed by Dream Days in 1898, which contains The Reluctant Dragon. Grahame became a father and the wayward, headstrong nature he saw in his little son Alastair he transformed into the swaggering Mr. Toad. The character in the book known as Ratty was inspired by his good friend, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Grahame mentions this in a signed copy he gave to Quiller-Couch's daughter, Foy Felicia. Toad remains one of the most celebrated and beloved characters in children's literature.
Cunard White Star Limited, c1950. One of multiple originals produced. Single sheet of stationery, printed on one side, with envelop. Approximately 5.25 inches by 6.75 inches folded in half to make a note card. Color illustration of the ship on the top left of the interior and the words Cunard Line R.M.S. ""Caronia"" on the right side. Envelop is present and has a nautical flag design on the flap and the statement":If undelivered please return this letter to:--" below the flap. Scarce surviving copy. In 1950 the Caronia was described as…The world's largest postwar liner, the Caronia, was especially constructed to combine the better features of the ideal Cruise Ship and the transatlantic liner. Her pale green hull is a delightful innovation in ocean travel, particularly suited to cruising in the tropics. Her every appointment spells unprecedented luxury... The Caronia is continually air-conditioned to withstand the vicissitudes of winter, or dispel the torrid heat of the tropical sun. The Caronia is a modern ship. Every public room and every stateroom represents the latest advances in ship-board splendour and comfort. In her, the traveller finds a composite of charm and intimacy usually associated only with private yachts; a grace and luxury that are delightful complements to the world cruise. The staterooms are done with a perfection of detail, toward achieving a maximum of comfort. They are completely modern rooms, most of them outside with either bath or shower, and they have, of course, louvre ventilation, private telephones and generally every appointment that distinguishes a fine hotel.... Garden Lounges spread along the Promenade Deck with large framed windows overlooking the sea. Between these lounges is the Caronia's comfortable theatre.
London, England: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1953. Presumed First U.K. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 206,  pages. Includes Introduction, Occasional Footnotes, Notes, and Index. Chapters include "To Wait upon the Lord"; The Light Within as Experienced; The Light Within as Thought About; The Meeting for Worship; Vocal Ministry; Reaching Decisions; The Meeting Community; The Meeting and the World; Quaker Thought and the Present. Howard Haines Brinton (1884–1973) was an author, professor and director whose work influenced the Religious Society of Friends movement for much of the 20th century. His books ranged from Quaker journal anthologies to philosophical and historical dissertations on the faith, establishing him as a prominent commentator on the Society of Friends. In 1909, he obtained a doctorate in Physics from Harvard. In 1916, Howard Brinton was appointed acting President of Guilford College, North Carolina, at a troubled time for the college. He visited conscientious objectors imprisoned at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, who were not permitted to communicate with outside and whose location was not known to their relatives and friends. This visit inspired him to join, in 1919, the American Friends Service Committee soon after, which allowed Quakers and other pacifists to serve during wartime in nonviolent means. It also co-ordinated relief to the victims of war. Brinton produced over a dozen books and pamphlets dealing with Quakerism, including the widely used "A Guide to Quaker Practice.". "Friends for 300 Years," was cited by Elizabeth Vining as "one of the great Quaker books of all time."
New York: Cunard White Star Limited in cooperation with American Express CO.,, and Thos. Cook & Son, 1950. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 68,  pages. Decorative cover (textured material with zebra stripes and five exotic facts at the center of the front cover. Endpaper map. Frontis illustration. Illustrations. Index. Scarce surviving copy. In the Great African Cruise book for 1950 the Caronia was described as…The world's largest postwar liner, the Caronia, was especially constructed to combine the better features of the ideal Cruise Ship and the transatlantic liner. Her pale green hull is a delightful innovation in ocean travel, particularly suited to cruising in the tropics. Her every appointment spells unprecedented luxury in any climate. Whether leaving New York in January or entering a sunny tropical port, the Caronia is continually air-conditioned to withstand the vicissitudes of winter, or dispel the torrid heat of the tropical sun. The Caronia is a modern ship. Every public room and every stateroom represents the latest advances in ship-board splendour and comfort. In her, the traveller finds a composite of charm and intimacy usually associated only with private yachts; a grace and luxury that are delightful complements to the world cruise. The staterooms are done with a perfection of detail, toward achieving a maximum of comfort. They are completely modern rooms, most of them outside with either bath or shower, and they have, of course, louvre ventilation, private telephones and generally every appointment that distinguishes a fine hotel, or a luxurious home. Garden Lounges spread along the Promenade Deck with large framed windows overlooking the sea. Between these lounges is the Caronia's comfortable theatre.