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The Shepherd of the Ocean  An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland
1 Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland The Shepherd of the Ocean An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times
Gambit Inc Pubns 1969 0876450184 / 9780876450185 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing. Book looks new, dust has very minor rubs. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 (or 1554) 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in the Siege of Smerwick. The author Jack Hale Adamson (19181975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. This book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. He was a Mormon and served as a missionary in Edinburg, Scotland in 1938-39. (Wikipedia) Fully indexed with bibliography.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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2 Al-Ayaf, Abdulaziz: Editor; Al-Shabeeb, Mohammed: Principal Photographer Eastern Province - Saudi Arabia A Photo Memory 1935-1995
Dubai Information Window Agency 1995 9960312461 / 9789960312460 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition. Pictorial cover and dust with palm trees and gold print. Fantastic photos of Saudi Arabia from the past up to the 1990's. Written in english and Arabic. Very scarce. 
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3 Albanov, Valerian & Linda Dubosson; Roberts, David & Jon Krakauer & Alison Anderson In the Land of White Death An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
New York Modern Library 2000 0679641009 / 9780679641001 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed "I hope you enjoy this true adventure, Christmas 2000" and signed. The signature could be of author or just someone gifting the book. Jon Krakauer is the writer of the preface and author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. Dust has been price clipped otherwise in new condition. In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty-five men and one woman aboard the Saint Anna endured terrible hardships and danger as the icebound ship drifted helplessly north. Convinced that the Saint Anna would never free herself from the ice, Albanov and thirteen crewmen left the ship in January 1914, hauling makeshift sledges and kayaks behind them across the frozen sea, hoping to reach the distant coast of Franz Josef Land. With only a shockingly inaccurate map to guide him, Albanov led his men on a 235-mile journey of continuous peril, enduring blizzards, disintegrating ice floes, attacks by polar bears and walrus, starvation, sickness, snowblindness, and mutiny. That any of the team survived is a wonder. That Albanov kept a diary of his ninety-day ordeal-a story that Jon Krakauer calls an "astounding, utterly compelling book," and David Roberts calls "as lean and taut as a good thriller"-is nearly miraculous. First published in Russia in 1917, Albanov's narrative is here translated into English for the first time. Haunting, suspenseful, and told with gripping detail, In the Land of White Death can now rightfully take its place among the classic writings of Nansen, Scott, Cherry-Garrard, and Shackleton. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.; Signed by Author 
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Useful Swahili Words, AllsoppsPilsner
4 AllsoppsPilsner Useful Swahili Words
Pilsner N.D. First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
A yellow, red and black pamphlet published by Allsopps Pilsner containing animal drawings with their Swahili names. An example is Elephant is Ndovu in swahili. Also short phrases in English, German, French, translated into Swhaili. Most likely given out to people going on Safari. Swahili serves as a national language of four nations: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and the DRC. Wiki ; Ilustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 6 pages 
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5 Alspach, Russell K Irish poetry, from the English invasion to 1798,
H. Milford, Oxford University Press 1943 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
This book contains Irish poetry from the English invasion of 1167 to the eighteenth century. 139 pages and fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 
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Pan - American Cook Book, American Women's Club of Buenos Aires. Mary J. Lackey (ed)
6 American Women's Club of Buenos Aires. Mary J. Lackey (ed) Pan - American Cook Book
TAlleres Graficos J. Hays Bell, Buenos Aires 1954 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
1954 first edition, blue cover with grey print. Spotting to cover, contents unmarked. complete Spanish-English translations. Former owners name in front. ; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 767 pages 
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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in Virginia 1607-1699, AMES, Susie M.
7 AMES, Susie M. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in Virginia 1607-1699
Bristol, Ct Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corp. 1957 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Underlining to text. Slight water stain to cover, see scan. Susie May Ames (10 January 188830 July 1969), historian, was born at Pungoteague, Accomack County, the eldest of five daughters and second of seven children of Samuel William Ames, a businessman, and Sarah Anne Edmonds Mears Ames. She attended local schools and graduated in 1908 from Randolph-Macon Woman's College (later Randolph College) in Lynchburg, with a major in English and minor in Latin. Her extracurricular activities included terms as president of the Franklin Literary Society and the Eastern Shore of Virginia Club and editor-in-chief of the Tattler, the monthly student magazine.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 76 pages 
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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.
8 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; First Impression 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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9 Baldwin, James and Ida Bender Reading with Expression Fourth Reader
New York , NY American Book Company 1911 9110013865 / 9789110013865 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color illustration of indians in front. B & W Illustrations throughout. Worn cover but bright.; Illustrations; 
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A treatise on church government,  Formerly called Anarchy of the Ranters, &c., being a two-fold apology for the church and people of God, called in ... good order and discipline in the church, Barclay, Robert
10 Barclay, Robert A treatise on church government, Formerly called Anarchy of the Ranters, &c., being a two-fold apology for the church and people of God, called in ... good order and discipline in the church
Philadelphia PA S. W. Conrad 1822 Later Printing; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
The original 1822 edition. Leather cover worn but contents tight and complete. Some foxing to pages. "Being a two-fold apology for the church and people of God called, in derision, Quakers. To which is added and epistle to the National meeting of Friends in Dublin concerning good order and discipline in the church" Very Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Robert Barclay (23 December 1648 3 October 1690) was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony. The Ranters were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around the time of the English Commonwealth (16491660). They were largely common people, and there is plenty of evidence that the movement was widespread throughout England, though they were not organised and had no leader.[Wikipedia]Ranters were regarded as heretical by the established Church and seem to have been regarded by the government as a threat to social order. They denied the authority of churches, of scripture, of the current ministry and of services, instead calling on men to listen to the divine within them. In many ways they resemble the 14th century Brethren of the Free Spirit. Rare.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 124 pages 
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Garrick   A Biography., Barton, Margaret.
11 Barton, Margaret. Garrick A Biography.
Macmillian 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Dust worn, book clean. David Garrick was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson. Wikipedia ; 1717-1779; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages 
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Your United States  Impressions of a First Visit, Bennett, Arnold
12 Bennett, Arnold Your United States Impressions of a First Visit
Harper 1912 1103976400 / 9781103976409 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Frank Craig 
Original 1912 hardback printing not a reprint. "Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 27 March 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as the theatre, journalism, propaganda and films. Bennett suffered from a stammer, which Somerset Maugham described as making it "painful to watch the struggle he had sometimes to get the words out." Maugham, who also suffered from a stammer, speculated that "except for the stammer which forced him to introspection, Arnold would never have become a writer.During the First World War Bennett became Director of Propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information. His appointment was made on the recommendation of Lord Beaverbrook, who also recommended him as Deputy Minister of the Department at the end of the war. He refused a knighthood in 1918. Bennett died of typhoid at his home in Baker Street, London, on 27 March 1931. Bennett was a prolific writer with dozens of titles including fiction, plays, non-fiction, Film adaptations, Opera, and propaganda. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages 
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The Last Resting Place of Christopher Columbus, Benton, Frederick L., M.D., Sc. D.
13 Benton, Frederick L., M.D., Sc. D. The Last Resting Place of Christopher Columbus
Republica Dominicana Columbus Memorial Lighthouse, 1953 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
White card stock cover with black print. Publications of the permanent executive committee of Columbus Memorial Lighthouse. Cover has sun fading around edges with minor spotting. Contents clean and tight. Edited by George A. Lockward PhD. A scholarly work on the discovery of the casket and it's history. In archival quality sleeve for protection. Written in English. ; Photographs, illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 98 pages 
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Larger Redhouse Portable Dictionary Ingilizce-Turkce Turkce-Ingilizce, Bezmez, S.
14 Bezmez, S. Larger Redhouse Portable Dictionary Ingilizce-Turkce Turkce-Ingilizce
Istanbul, Turkey Redhouse 2002 975817603X / 9789758176038 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
English-Turkish Dictionary. Blue cover gold lettering. Book and dust look new. Extensive dictionary in both English and Turkish languages. "Each entry has been translated or explained only in those senses in which it is most commonly used. Contains a section on notes to the user in English and Turkish. ; English And Turkish Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1448 pages 
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Manchester Vermont  A Pleasant Land Among the Mountains 1761-1961, Bigelow, Edwin L. And Nancy H. Otis
15 Bigelow, Edwin L. And Nancy H. Otis Manchester Vermont A Pleasant Land Among the Mountains 1761-1961
Vermont The Town of Manchester 1981 First Edition; Reprint Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks never red. Fully indexed. Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seatsof, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The town was one of several chartered in 1761 by Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire. It was his custom to name new towns after prominent English aristocrats of the day, hoping they might adopt a patronly interest in their namesakes. Wentworth named Manchester for Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages 
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Het Boek Der Psalmen Nevens De Gezangen door last van de hoog mogende herren staten generaal der vereenigde nederlanden, Bijbel-Compagnie, De Nederlandse
16 Bijbel-Compagnie, De Nederlandse Het Boek Der Psalmen Nevens De Gezangen door last van de hoog mogende herren staten generaal der vereenigde nederlanden
Amsterdam, Netherlands De Nederlandse Bijbel-Compagnie, Amsterdam 1867 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Black hardcover written in Dutch. Title in English is "The Book of Psalms and The Hymns by the burden of the high-power men and states of the united netherlands". The spine hinges on the outside are cracked, but not seperated. The Book of Psalms, in addition to the hymns in use at the Reformed Church of the Netherlands, commissioned by the High Power States General of the United Netherlands, selected from three editions, in the year 1773, with the necessary changes made therein. Act of Guarantee dated 1867. Prior owners signature in front dated 1926. ; 64mo 3" - 4" tall 
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Notes on the Bradleys of L"Avenir, Bradley, Wesley Hyndman, Q.C.
17 Bradley, Wesley Hyndman, Q.C. Notes on the Bradleys of L"Avenir
North Hatley Author 1984 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue grey cover with gold lettering. Notes by author on the genealogy of O'Brollachain or Bradley (the English Name) from the common ancestor William Bradley (1800-1874) who came to Canada in 1832 from Ireland. One writer asserts that the family is descended from the Bradleys of Durham, England. Full appendix with names. Scarce if not Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 76 pages 
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18 Brittingham, Alvin and Joseph The First Trading Post At Kicotan Hampton, Virginia A description of the excavation work, with map and photographs of some of the ... for trading with the Indians prior to 1610
Hampton, VA Franklin Printing Co. 1947 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue booklet. Kicotan (Kecoughtan) Photos, Rare work concerning the first trading post establised by the Virginia colonists for trade with the indians in 1610. Kecoughtan in Virginia was originally named Kikotan (also spelled Kiccowtan, Kikowtan etc.), the name of the Algonquian Native Americans living there when the English colonists arrived in the Hampton Roads area in 1607.; Photographs, Maps; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 23 pages; 
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Colonial Churches in Virginia,, Brock, Henry Irving
19 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 187927 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 convict ship  A narrative of the results of scriptural instruction and moral discipline on board the "Earl Grey", Browning, Colin Arrott
20 Browning, Colin Arrott The convict ship A narrative of the results of scriptural instruction and moral discipline on board the "Earl Grey"
New York , NY R. Craighead 1856 Limited 1st Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
American Edition from the 4th English Edition. Brown decorative cover worn. Pages yellowing/browning from age. Hing beginning to crack but not loose. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. This is NOT a reprint or print on demand. Preface by the Rev. James H. Fowles, rector of the Church of the Ephiphany, Philadelphia. Rare. ; 263 pages 
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