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A Journey  My Political Life (Author Signed), Blair, Tony
1 Blair, Tony A Journey My Political Life (Author Signed)
Knopf 2010 0307269833 / 9780307269836 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed bookplate on endpaper. Stated first edition. Contents look new with many photos. Dust Jacket (not price clipped) is now in Mylar Protective Cover. The longest-serving Labour prime minister of Britain, and still a figure on the international political stage, Blair recalls in detail the events of his premiership. He covers lots of actions and activities and shares with forthrightness his thinking on world and domestic issues he had to confront; on the other hand, on occasion he does play his cards close to the vest, avoiding a complete “spilling” of his thoughts about a certain situation he had then and now. Blair’s view of the late Princess Diana is discerning; of his successor, Gordon Brown, hardly affectionate; of George Bush (the younger), certainly controversial. Consciousness of his public image was never far from how he acted in office and now how he writes about his actions. Behind the scenes in the halls of power is always an interesting place to go, and Blair takes us there with delight on his part and on our part, from weekending with the royal family in Scotland to the nerve-racking “Prime Minister’s Questions,” when the PM must face inquiries (read “criticism”) from the opposition MPs. Rare. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.; Photographs; 9.40 X 6.70 X 1.70 inches; 700 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Fifth Booke of the Church Together with an appendix, containing a defense of such partes and passages of the former bookes..., Field, Richard, Doctour Of Divinity
2 Field, Richard, Doctour Of Divinity The Fifth Booke of the Church Together with an appendix, containing a defense of such partes and passages of the former bookes...
London, England Nicholas Okes for Simon Waterson 1610 Later Printing; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Restored Leather binding. About 1 " of top of title page has been cut out leaving only "Of the Church" showing and remainder of title page with publisher, etc is intact. Restoration is with original leather superimposed over the new with gold diamond inset retained. Pages evenly cut after book survived a fire in the 1970's. "The fifth booke is concerning the divers, degrees, ordrs, and calling of those men, to whom, the government of the Church is committed. consisting of 59 chapters. Appendix has three parts (part 1 is 133 pg, part 2 is 62 pages, and part 3, 47 pages) contayning a defenfe of such partes and paffages of the former foure bookes, as have beene eyther excepted againft, or wrefted to the maintainance of rfemifh errors, divided into three parts" Top of title page has been cut. Pages in very good condition with no marks or damage. May be errors in paging.Richard Field (1561-1616) was an English ecclesiological theologian associated with the work of Richard Hooker. Field's principal work, Of the Church, Five Bookes, was first published in London in 1606, printed by Humfrey Lownes and dedicated to the archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Bancroft. Very nice presentation of this controversial work.. Extremely Rare. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 
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A Scriptural, Ecclesiastical, and Historical View of Slavery from the Days of The Patriarch Abraham To The Nineteenth Century addressed to the Right Rev. Alonzo Potter, D.D., Hopkins, John Henry
3 Hopkins, John Henry A Scriptural, Ecclesiastical, and Historical View of Slavery from the Days of The Patriarch Abraham To The Nineteenth Century addressed to the Right Rev. Alonzo Potter, D.D.
New York , NY W. I. Pooley & Co. 1864 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Professionally rebound in black cloth with gilt print. Contents are original and look almost new, clean and bright. This is not a recent reprint or print on demand.Reverend Hopkins conviction is captured in his statement , "...while I should rejoice in the adoption of any plan of gradual abolition which could be accepted peacefully by general consent, I cannot see that we have any right to interfere with the domestic institutions of the South, either by law or by the Gospel." "John Henry Hopkins (January 30, 1792 – January 9, 1868) was the first bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and the eighth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. He was also an artist (both in water-color and in oils), a lawyer, an ironmonger, a musician and composer, a theologian, and an architect, who introduced Gothic architecture into the United States. In 1861, Hopkins wrote his "most controversial" pamphlet, The Bible View of Slavery, in which he criticized abolitionists and declared that no scriptural basis for ending slavery existed. The pamphlet was seen as Hopkins' attempt to justify slavery based on the Bible. He argued that slavery was not a sin per se. A major example of Hopkins coming under fire was the "bitter attack upon him during the War signed by Alonzo Potter, the then Bishop of Pennsylvania, and 163 other clergy of the Diocese of Pennsylvania." In the attack, Hopkins was called "wicked," and his views were called "unworthy of any servant of Jesus Christ." Hopkins' "come back" was an overwhelming citation of Holy Scripture, and of over one hundred historical authorities, ranging from St. Paul to Theodore Parker. Hopkins' "come back" was never answered. Hopkins' "religious awakening" happened during his first winter in the Ligonier Valley. He was alone, reading a work of Hannah More, when as Hopkins described it, "a sudden beam of divine Truth shone into his inmost heart." From that experience on, for the rest of his life, "the love of Christ Crucified" was Hopkins' "guiding and ruling principle". (Wikipedia) In spite of his convictions about slavery he was instrumental in helping the Episcopal Church in the North and South heal after the Civil War. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 376 pages 
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The Law of Ritualism, examined in its relation to the Word of God, to the Primitive Church, to the Chruch of England, and to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, Hopkins, John Henry, DD, LLD
4 Hopkins, John Henry, DD, LLD The Law of Ritualism, examined in its relation to the Word of God, to the Primitive Church, to the Chruch of England, and to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States
New York Hurd and Houghton 1866 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with No dust jacket as issued 
A rare first edition not a reprint. Blue cover with gilt print and design on front cover. Spine has chips and corners show wear. Contents clean. Former owner penciled name in front dated 1893. "The advance of ritualism became intensely controversial in the Episcopal Church. Some opponents of ritualism believed the changes were introducing Roman Catholic practices and beliefs into a Protestant Church. Evangelicals were often strong and vocal opponents of ritualism... This dispute eventually led to a canon passed by the 1856 General Convention requiring a bishop to visit every parish in the bishop's jurisdiction at least once every three years. The controversy over ritualism led John Henry Hopkins, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, to publish The Law of Ritualism(1866). Hopkins urged that a wide variety of ritual uses were canonically permitted in the Episcopal Church. He predicted that many of the controverted practices would eventually be accepted." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 98 pages 
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The doctrine of universal restoration examined and refuted;  And the objections to that of endless punishment considered and answered: being a reply ... Messrs. Winchester, Vidler, Wright and Weaver, Isaac, D (Daniel)
5 Isaac, D (Daniel) The doctrine of universal restoration examined and refuted; And the objections to that of endless punishment considered and answered: being a reply ... Messrs. Winchester, Vidler, Wright and Weaver
New York, NY Humphrey Humphreys 1819 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1819 printing, not a reprint or print on demand. Leather with Worn cover, foxing, otherwise good. Foxing and former owners name in front. ".. Being a reply to the most important particulars contained in the writing of Mssrs. Winchester, Vidler, Wright, and Weaver. Much of the Debate centered around Universalist." Published for the Methodist Episcopal Church. The author, Daniel Isaac "is known as the Wesleyan "Polemic Divine. He was born at Caythorpe, in Lincolnshire, July 7th, 1778. His obituary pronounces him, a faithful expositor of God's Holy word, reasoning out of the scriptures with a clearness and cogency which few could resist. He wrote many books many of which were controversial." (History of the Religious Movement of the Eighteenth Century, vol. 3) Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare.; 160 pages; ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
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6 McClelland, Kate Mason The mouth of witnesses
Tuscaloosa, AL Portals Press 1977 0916620093 / 9780916620097 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Blue cover with gold print. Dust has yellowing around edges. Very controversial work on the Bible that refutes many Christian traditions. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Rare.; 294 pages 
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Report of the Important Controversial Discussion between Mr. Pope and Mr. Maguire (Catholocism vs. Protestantism), Singer, P.E., Lawless, John
7 Singer, P.E., Lawless, John Report of the Important Controversial Discussion between Mr. Pope and Mr. Maguire (Catholocism vs. Protestantism)
Dublin, Ireland Coyne, Tims, & Curry 1827 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Leather over boards binding is heavily worn and scuffed. Leather spine has gold lettering that says "Pope and Maguire Discussion. Rear hinge at bottom of spine beginning to crack. THe title page? is handwritten and half of it is missing. It says something about Dublin, 1852 which could mean it is not a title page but a tipped in page after publication. This is suspicioned as there is an original handwritten certification by Pope and Maguire, hand dated 1827 that follows the Introductory statement pages. There is a rubber stamp that says "The Library The Abby Galway" inside cover and on endpaper. No card or other library markings or damage as usually found in xlib books. The first full page of print is the Introductory Statement talking about how the debate was to be carried out, the limiting points of each person. Mr. Pope: 1st Infallibility, 2nd Purgatory and 3rd Transubstantiation. Mr. Maguire: 1st, The divine right of private judgement to promice upon the authenticity, integrity, and canonicity of Scripture and to determine its meaning in articles of faith, 2- The Justification of the Reformation, 3rd- The Protestant Churches do not possess that unity which forms the distincitive mark of the true Church of Christ. The introductory statement also set out other articles of agreement made the 11th of April 1827 at the home of Mr. Tims, in Graftonstreet attended by both debaters. The Chair representing the Protestant was Admiral Oliver and the Roman Catholic was Daniel O'Connell, Esq. It was decided to hold the debate at the Lecture-Room of the Dublin Institution, Sackville street for the six day debate. The Text for the full debate is complete and has soiling and yellowing to the pages due to age. A rare and special addition to the book is the handwritten and hand signed certifications by both Mr. Maguire and Mr. Pope done on June 14, 1827 as to the authenticity of the debate published by Coyne, Tims, & Curry that it "is alone authentic". Both certifications and signatures are hand signed and attested by James Sheridan and Philip Hardy. It appears that the edges have been trimmed as they are not unevenly cut, but smooth, and that some of the marginial notations of a former owner are not fully legible due to the cut.The discussion is complete and ends on page 370 which has about a 1/8th portion of the page missing not detrimental to the text. This is a rare and perhaps unique copy of this debate, especially with the original signatures of Messrs. Pope, Maguire, Sheridan and Hardy. Rare.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 370 pages; Signed by Associated 
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OSS  The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency, Smith, R. Harris
8 Smith, R. Harris OSS The Secret History of America's First Central Intelligence Agency
University of California Press 1972 0520020235 / 9780520020238 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Looks almost new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. “The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.; 1.6 x 9 x 5.9 Inches; 458 pages 
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The Downing Street Years, Thatcher, Margaret
9 Thatcher, Margaret The Downing Street Years
New York HarperCollins 1993 0060170565 / 9780060170561 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
First edition stated with full number line. Thatcher has signed in blue ink,directly on the title page.Near fine in a near fine,not priced clipped dust jacket. Black cloth spine with gilt title over blue boards.Dust now in mylar protective cover. "Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC ( 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. Always a controversial figure, she is nonetheless viewed favourably in historical rankings of British prime ministers." Wikipedia ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 912 pages; Signed by Author 
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"A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value"  Servicewomen of the Korean War Era, Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker
10 Witt, Linda & Judith Bellafaire & Britta Granrud & Mary Jo Binker "A Defense Weapon Known to Be of Value" Servicewomen of the Korean War Era
Hanover, N. H. UPNE 2005 1584654716 / 9781584654711 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dark green cover, no dust. Book is new, just no dust jacket. Extensively researched, this book provides compelling insight from a feminist viewpoint that addresses discriminatory legislation and regulations that prevented women from realizing their fullest potential and integration into the military. The individual stories woven into the text add interest and complement the historical content. The chapter on the nurses is particularly powerful. Their service of caring, courage and dedication under the most hazardous and austere conditions are the hallmarks of the noble profession of military nurse." (Brig. Gen. Connie L. Slewitzke, U.S. Army, Retired ) ; 1.1 x 9 x 6.2 Inches; 336 pages; Fewer than five years after World War II, the United States found itself once again confronted by a war for which it was unprepared. Once again a downsized military establishment rushed to call up, draft, and recruit the needed manpower. And once again when it came up short, the services asked American women to leave their homes, jobs, and families to serve their country.

This book chronicles the crucial work of servicewomen in the Korean War, and other uniformed women who helped support that war and the burgeoning Cold War in places as far flung as the Pacific atoll of Kwajalein, bases in still-occupied post-war Germany and Japan, and lonely, isolated outposts such as Great Falls, Montana. The few short years between 1945 and 1953 saw pivotal changes in women's status in the U.S. Armed Forces. In a series of controversial and sometimes bitter legislative contests, women went from being almost a historical footnote in the immediate postwar period--a source of labor and skills the nation's military took for granted--to winning a permanent place in each branch of the armed services.

Largely based on the rich archives housed at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, this volume records the actions of women who served in the armed forces, as well as those in the Red Cross, the USO, and other nongovernmental organizations that sent women overseas in support of U.S. military personnel. Topics include the efforts of the Department of Defense to increase the number of female recruits for the Korean War and the difficulty of retaining them in an era that valued homemakers and devalued career women; the cost to the military of the female talent drain just when the military needed them most; and a close look at Army, Navy and Air Force nurses, as well as those in the innovative M.A.S.H. units, who all performed magnificently under dangerous and harsh conditions.

The book's conclusion assesses the failure of the military to fully incorporate women during these years as a result of its own paternalistic mindset (shared by society at large) coupled with the failure of wartime recruiting efforts and the low retention rate for servicewomen. The authors argue that the number of servicewomen remained far below authorized levels throughout this period, and the continued small size of the women's components resulted in their inability to accomplish their mission. According to the authors, this hurt the credibility of the women's services and haunted them for years, reinforcing the rock-solid belief of many that the military was for men, and women did not belong there. 
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