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Witchcraft and witches, Ahl, Henry Curtis
1 Ahl, Henry Curtis Witchcraft and witches
Author N.D. 1st Thus; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue booklet with black print. A short historical work on Witchcraft. This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Booklet Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.; Ilustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 15 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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UNDER THE LILACS, The Children's Bookshelf Edition, ALCOTT, LOUISA M. & Eunice Stephenson
2 ALCOTT, LOUISA M. & Eunice Stephenson UNDER THE LILACS, The Children's Bookshelf Edition
John C. Winston Co. 1934 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Eunice Stephenson 
Blue cover with color label. very handsome book. Minor rubs to edges. Dust has minor creases, now in Brodart mylar cover. Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys.[1] Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard.; Illustrations; 8.75 X 6.50 X 1.50 inches 
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Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776-1861, Ambler, Charles H.
3 Ambler, Charles H. Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776-1861
Chicago, Il The University of Chicago Press 1910 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. 1910 hardback first edition. Most likely no dust jacket was issued. Some sunfading to endpapers where newspaper articles lay. Contents clean. Very rare signed copy. A key figure in applying modern approaches to the study and writing of West Virginia history, Charles Henry Ambler (August 12, 1876-August 31, 1957) was born in New Matamoras, Ohio. He grew up in St. Marys, West Virginia, and from 1894 to 1900 he taught school in Pleasants County. After completing his doctorate in 1908, Ambler taught history and political science at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia until 1917. For the next 30 years he was a member of the WVU history department, and from 1929 to 1946 he served as chairman. Among his enduring legacies was the creation of the West Virginia and Regional History Collection in the university library. ; Author Signed; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Man in the Mirror a Novel of Espinogue (Author Signed), Ayer, Jr Frederick
4 Ayer, Jr Frederick The Man in the Mirror a Novel of Espinogue (Author Signed)
Henry Regnery Company 1965 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on end paper. Looks like a bookplate was removed from book otherwise fine condition. Dust not price clipped. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare signed copy. Author is nephew of General Goerge S. Patton. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Signed by Author 
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Old Black Fly, Aylesworth, Jim; Gammell, Stephen
5 Aylesworth, Jim; Gammell, Stephen Old Black Fly
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 1992 0805014012 / 9780805014013 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Stephen Gammell Signed by Author
Looks new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Nothing drives a family crazy faster than an old black fly on a hot summer day, especially when the family's a little crazy already. And this fly is as bad as they come. He knows every low-down trick in the book--and won't rest until he's gone through them all. He ate on the crust of the Apple pie.He bothered the Baby and made her cry .Shoo fly! Shoo fly! Shooo. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Signed by Author 
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A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira, after he turned apostate from the protestant faith to popery. Together with the miserable and woful death of several others, wh have been enemies to the Gospel of Christ, B.H.
6 B.H. A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira, after he turned apostate from the protestant faith to popery. Together with the miserable and woful death of several others, wh have been enemies to the Gospel of Christ
London Davies and Booth 1816 First Edition; Various Ephemera Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original imprint .Rebound in marble boards with parchment end papers and a beautiful label for title. Some foxing to uneven cut pages. Also the fearful estate and miserable end of John Chill, The Emperor Julian, Henry of Bullen, Henry the Fourth, The late famous French General Marshal Turenne, Latamus, Bishop Gardiner. Other additions to this book include: A Sketch of the Character of the late John Howard, A Short account of the life of The Rev. Timothy Senier, The life of Dr. Samuel Finley late President of New Jersey College. Among English Puritans, the most common and the most feared of Satan's temptations was the temptation to despair, the loss of hope in one's own salvation. Perhaps the most widely-known example of despair in the sixteenth and seventeenth century was the case of an Italian lawyer Francis Spira. In 1548, Spira converted to Lutheranism and began to spread the Lutheran message to others. Under pressure from the Catholic Church, however, he renounced his Protestant faith. He then became convinced that he was a reprobate, destined for hell. The story of Spira spread throughout Europe, surfacing in sermons and treatises dealing with despair. In England, an account of Spira's case by a first-hand witness, Matteo Gribalde, appeared in 1550. The most influential English account of Spira, however, was written by Nathaniel Bacon in 1638. Bacon's Fearefull Estate of Francis Spira, based on the original Latin records, became an instant best-seller and was reissued ten times in England and eight times in the American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For anti-Puritans, Spira's case exemplified the dangers of the Calvinist teachings of predestination and human corruption. Puritans, however, empathized with Spira, seeing Spira's condition as simply an extreme example of the experience of all godly Christians. Rare works. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 80 pages 
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Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery, BAILEY,Hamilton and BISHOP,W.J.
7 BAILEY,Hamilton and BISHOP,W.J. Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery
London H.K. Lewis & Co 1946 Second Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Orange cover has soiling, contents clean. Fully indexed. Has photos of famous doctors thorugh the ages and the speciality they pursued. Scarce. Henry Hamilton Bailey (1 October 1894 – 25 March 1961)[1] was a British surgeon. Bailey became one of the most influential authors of surgical textbooks in the 20th century; when publishing, and perhaps for much of his working life, he dropped his first name, becoming Hamilton Bailey. He was a pioneer in the use of illustrations and photographs in surgical textbooks. (Wikipedia); Illustrations and Photos; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 202 pages 
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Four Afoot, Being the Adventures of the Big Four on the Highway, Barbour, Ralph Henry
8 Barbour, Ralph Henry Four Afoot, Being the Adventures of the Big Four on the Highway
New York D. Appleton & Company 1906 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Original 1906 printing, not a reprint. Red cover with graphic of four boys (Swinging along a country road) and a dog on cover. Contents clean and binding tight. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pages 
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My Lady of the Fog, Barbour, Ralph Henry
9 Barbour, Ralph Henry My Lady of the Fog
Philadelphia PA J.B. Lippincott Company 1908 First Edition; First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Clarence Underwood 
Original hardback book, not a reprint. Red cover with gold print. Inset of pretty lady in oval on cover. Slight wear to corners otherwise fine condition.Name written in front. Twelve Color illustrations by Underwood. Most pages have wonderful decorations by Edward Stratton Holloway. Ralph Henry Barbour (November 13, 1870 – February 19, 1944) was an American novelist, who primarily wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys. He also wrote as Richard Stillman Powell.; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages 
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Church Reunion, discussed on the basis of the Lambeth Propositions of 1888, Baum, Henry Mason
10 Baum, Henry Mason Church Reunion, discussed on the basis of the Lambeth Propositions of 1888
New York The Church Review Co. 1890 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Original 1890 printing, not a reprint. Blue cloth cover with gilt print. Cover shows wear. This was from the Church Review for April and and October 1890. The Lambeth Conference is a decennial assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The first such conference took place in 1867. The third conference in 1888 The agenda of this conference was noticeable for its attention to matters beyond the internal organisation of the Anglican Communion and its attempts to engage with some of the major social issues that the member churches were encountering. In addition to the encyclical letter, nineteen resolutions were put forth, and the reports of twelve special committees are appended upon which they are based, the subjects being intemperance, purity, divorce, polygamy, observance of Sunday, socialism, care of emigrants, mutual relations of dioceses of the Anglican Communion, home reunion, Scandinavian churches, Old Catholics, etc., Eastern Churches, standards of doctrine and worship. Importantly, this was the first conference to make use of the "Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral" as a basis for Anglican self-description. The Quadrilateral laid down a fourfold basis for home reunion: that agreement should be sought concerning the Holy Scriptures, the Apostles' and Nicene creeds, the two sacraments ordained by Christ himself and the historic episcopate. (Wikipedia) Rare work. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 418 pages 
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11 Beck, Henry Charlton Jersey Genesis the Story of the Mullica River
New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University Press 1945 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Reddish/brown cover, with black print. Sun faded spine. Bibliography. Map on end papers. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 7.97 USD
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12 Beck, Henry Charlton The Jersey Midlands
Rutgers University Press 1963 Second Edition; First Impression Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Softcover, Black & White photos, Originally published in 1939 as Fare to Midlands by E. P. Dutton: 460 pages and fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; 8vo ; 
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Memories  A record of personal experience and adventure during four years of war, Beers, Fannie A
13 Beers, Fannie A Memories A record of personal experience and adventure during four years of war
Philadelphia PA Press of J.B. Lippincott Co 1888 First Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cover with gold print. Cover has spotting around edges otherwise clean. Tight binding and clean contents. Has signature of Mrs. Henry White, Birmingham, Alabama 1891 in front. Photo of author as frontspiece. Small water stain at bottom and on a couple of pages hence. This is an account of Authors experiences as a women during the Civl War. Includes chapters on Alabama, Buckner Hospital, Gainesville, Alabama, Newnan Georgia, Confederate Women, Fenner's Louisiana Battery, etc. Excellent historical reference. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.Scarce. ; 336 pages; p 
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14 Briggs, William J. & Henry Cauthen The Cotton Man
Columbia, S. C. University of South Carolina Press 1983 0872494152 / 9780872494152 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Beige cover with crimson sprine and gold print. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Fully Indexed. Scarce in this condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photographs; 4to; 341 pages 
Price: 13.66 USD
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Colonial Churches in Virginia,, Brock, Henry Irving
15 Brock, Henry Irving Colonial Churches in Virginia,
Richmond, VA The Dale Press 1930 Limited Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is the 1930 first edition that is #1249 of 1980 copies. Signed by author. Introduction by Hamilton James Eckenrode. Henry Irving Brock (1876-1961) was the son of Henry Clay Brock a professor at the Hampden-Sidney College (the College). Henry Irving Brock was a tutor at the College 1895-1896 and later an associate editior of the New York Times Saturday Magazine. Hamilton James Eckenrode (30 April 1879–27 September 1952), who wrote the Introduction to Colonial Churches in Virginia, historian and archivist, was born James H. Eckenrode and was the son of Hamilton John Eckenrode and Mary Elizabeth Myer Eckenrode, of Fredericksburg. He graduated from Fredericksburg College in 1898, and spent one year at the University of Virginia taking courses in chemistry, English literature, geology, and Greek before entering the Johns Hopkins University. There he received a doctorate in history in 1905 following publication the previous year of his dissertation, The Political History of Virginia during the Reconstruction. Scarce.; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages 
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The riches of holiness, Brockett, Henry E
16 Brockett, Henry E The riches of holiness
Beacon Hill Press 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Dust has large tear. Has former owners name in front. Contents otherwise clean. May have minor underlining. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 128 pages; Dust has large part missing. 
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17 Brockett, Henry E. Scriptural Freedom From Sin
Kansas City, MO Beacon Hill Press 1941 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cover with black print. Yellowing to pages. Fully indexed. ; 12mo; 188 pages 
Price: 21.99 USD
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History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895  Vol 1 Historical, Carter, Rev. N. F. & Hon. T. L. Fowler
18 Carter, Rev. N. F. & Hon. T. L. Fowler History of Pembroke, N. H. 1730-1895 Vol 1 Historical
Concord, NH The Republican Press Association 1895 1298689902 / 9781298689900 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1895 printing not a reprint. Brown cover shows slight rubs. Contains fold out photos, maps, etc. Many engraved portraits. Scarce if not rare. Table of contents includes 36 chapters and Addenda. Last chapter says "Important Events in Pembroke and Elsewhere"."Pembroke is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. ] Pembroke includes part of the village of Suncook. First granted in 1728, the town was known as "Lovewell's Town", in honor of Captain John Lovewell, who built the stockade at Ossipee. Shortly afterward, the town took the name of "Suncook", the Pennacook Abenaki name for the river flowing through the area. When the town was incorporated in 1759 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth, it was given the name "Pembroke" in honor of Henry Herbert, ninth Earl of Pembroke in southern Wales." Wikipedia. The center of population of New Hampshire is located in Pembroke.[We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Vol. 1; Photographs, maps, charts & illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages; p 
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What will he do with it?, Caxton, Pisistratus, Sir E. Bulwer Lytton Bart
19 Caxton, Pisistratus, Sir E. Bulwer Lytton Bart What will he do with it?
New York, NY Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1861 Later Printing; First Edition Hardcover Fair with No dust jacket as issued 
Leather binding has wear at edges and corners with chips to top and bottom of spine. Contents show browning to pages due to age. Contains books 1-12 which seems to be the total book in one volume. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC, was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Born: May 25, 1803, London, United Kingdom. Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night."He was the youngest son of General William Earle Bulwer of Heydon Hall and Wood Dalling, Norfolk and Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, daughter of Richard Warburton Lytton of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. He had two brothers, William Earle Lytton Bulwer (1799–1877) and Henry, afterwards Lord Dalling and Bulwer. Lord Lytton's original surname was Bulwer, the names 'Earle' and 'Lytton' were middle names. On 20 February 1844 he assumed the name and arms of Lytton by royal licence and his surname then became 'Bulwer-Lytton'. His widowed mother had done the same in 1811. His brothers were always simply surnamed 'Bulwer'. Died: January 18, 1873, Torquay, United KingdomAwards: Chancellor's Gold Medal. .....The opening chapters really compel one into reading on and on when Bulwer-Lytton unfolds the story of the angelic little Sophy and her grandfather, who is known as Gentleman Waife and who is forced to earn his living as an actor and to make his grandchild, too, appear on the stage amidst a group of itinerant actors under the guidance of the tyrannic Lorenzo Rugge. The yarn itself is brilliant and compelling, and the main motif is the difference between a man who sacrificed everything in order to keep his family’s good name unsullied and another who sacrificed his own name in order to give somebody he loves another chance. First was published in 1859 so this may be a second? ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages 
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Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq., Channing, William E.
20 Channing, William E. Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq.
Boston, MA James Munroe and Co. 1839 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Brown paper cover with handwritten title. Endpaper missing thus book starts with Title page. Yellowing and some foxing to pages due to age. This is the original 1839 printing and not a reprint or digital printing. This book is culturally important as it discloses the slavery question early in the century and may be considered as one of the primary source publications on the subject of African American's and slavery. It was written by William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and along with Andrews Norton, (1786-1853), one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. He was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches, and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of the day. Channing's religion and thought were among the chief influences on the New England Transcendentalists, though he never countenanced their views, which he saw as extreme. The beliefs he espoused, especially within his "Baltimore Sermon[1]" of May 5, 1819, at the ordination of a future famous theologian and educator in his own right, Jared Sparks, (1789-1866), as the first minister (1819-1823) of the newly organized (1817) "First Independent Church of Baltimore" (later the "First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Unitarian and Universalist)"). Here he espoused his principles and tenets of the developing philosophy and theology of "Unitarianism" resulted in the organization later in 1825 of the first Unitarian denomination in America (American Unitarian Association) and the later developments and mergers between Unitarians and Universalists resulting finally in the Unitarian Universalist Association of America in 1961. Channing was writing in response to Henry Clay's speech on slavery. Now you can own an original 1839 printing of this famous work. Scarce. 
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