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1 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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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
2 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 (1649–1660). 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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The Old Merchants of New York City, Barrett, Walter (Clerk)
3 Barrett, Walter (Clerk) The Old Merchants of New York City
New York , NY Carleton Publishers 1863 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1863 printing not a reprint. Book has been repaired with new spine, endpapers, and original boards with some minor damage to edges of original cover. Fully indexed with many surnames. A fascinating accout of various merchants in New York city containing valuable reference materal, family history references, and historical details. Many details about the various businesses and business interest of specific merchants.The first chapters were originally published in the New York Leader and the "unexpected popularity of the papers, and the constantly increasing demand for back numbers, have induced him to revise them and offer them to the reader in present form." Also contains many accounts of the merchants, their businesses and their families.We provide free delivery tracking on US orders. Scarce original printing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages 
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The End of the War  Singapore's Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War, Bose, Romen
4 Bose, Romen The End of the War Singapore's Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War
Marshall Cavendish Editions 2005 9812610669 / 9789812610669 First Edition Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Book looks new. Where there are victors, there are also the defeated. As the Second World War comes to a close in Southeast Asia, the Japanese military forces in the region must face up to the fact that the British will soon return to reoccupy their colonies. The British, on the other hand, have to quickly organise the reoccupation of their former colonies, focusing on Singapore and Malaya. Surprised by the abrupt surrender of their enemies, planning is put into high gear. Meanwhile, prisoners of war and the general population in Malaya and Singapore, having suffered greatly under the Japanese, wait impatiently for the moment when they can once again breathe free. In the midst of this, chaos looms and racial tensions build, ready to erupt. Journeying to the past, this book unravels the intricate details of the culminating events in the history of the end of the war in Malaya and Singapore. Based on research gleaned from the classified documents only recently made public in the UK, an unprecedented exposition unfolds the events that went on behind the scenes as the British prepared to return to the region to reestablish their authority. With a cast of historical characters ranging from the great and powerful General Itagaki to the less well-known but no less significant members of the espionage Force 136, the events leading up to and following the official Japanese surrender in Southeast Asia is captured in remarkable detail here in one volume as The End of the War: Singapore’s Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War.; 0.5 x 8.1 x 5.8 Inches; 211 pages 
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History Department of Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States 50th Aniversary 1899-1949 Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States, Brown-Walker-Evans
5 Brown-Walker-Evans History Department of Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States 50th Aniversary 1899-1949 Veterans of Foreign Wars of The United States
Montgomery, AL The Paragon Press 1949 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Brown cover with gilt title and emblem of 50th aniversary. Some foxing to front free end paper, rest of pages are clean. NO MARKINGS. Slight sun damage to spine. Tight binding! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 235 pages 
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Why not the Best? Why one man is optimistic about America's Third Century, Carter, Jimmy
6 Carter, Jimmy Why not the Best? Why one man is optimistic about America's Third Century
Nashville, Tennessee Broadman 1975 0805455612 / 9780805455618 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author, former U. S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter, on first free endpaper with inscription to J.C. Buchanan and signature "J. Carter. " Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. This book was written by Carter before he ran for President and may be his first book. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 pages; Signed by All Authors 
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Thoughts selected from the writings of the Rev. William E. Channing, Channing, William E.
7 Channing, William E. Thoughts selected from the writings of the Rev. William E. Channing
Boston, MA Crosby, Nichols, and Co. 1854 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue pocket sized hardcover with gilt edges. Book in very good condition with minor browning to pages due to age. William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780-October 2, 1842), minister of the Federal Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, 1803-42, was a spokesman during the Unitarian controversy for those liberal—or Unitarian—churches within Massachusetts' Standing Order of churches. His published sermons, lighting a path between orthodoxy and infidelity, were widely influential abroad as well as throughout the United States. His Christian humanism inspired both religious and literary features of the Transcendentalist movement. An exemplar of Christian piety and a champion of human rights and dignity, he effectively fostered social reform in areas of free speech, education, peace, relief for the poor, and anti-slavery. His pulpit orations made him, according to Emerson, "a kind of public Conscience." Channing graduated from Harvard at the head of the class of 1798. In archival sleeve for protection. Scarce if not rare. ; 64mo 3" - 4˝" tall; 160 pages 
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Eleventh Hour (Author Signed), Coulter, Catherine
8 Coulter, Catherine Eleventh Hour (Author Signed)
Putnam Adult 2002 0399148779 / 9780399148774 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. See Scan. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Catherine Coulter has won acclaim for her "fast-paced twists and turns, believable dialogue, and case of well-developed characters" San Francisco Examiner. "Gripping, absorbing," hailed Publishers Weekly, "Coulter keeps the action moving fast." Now Coulter delivers the suspense thriller of her career in Eleventh Hour When FBI agent Dane Carver's twin brother, Father Michael Joseph, is brutally murdered in his San Francisco church, husband-and-wife agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich take a personal interest in the investigation. Then Nicola "Nick" Jones, a homeless woman and the only witness to the shooting, is scared out of her mind because she's trying to hide from her own monsters-who are drawing closer and closer. The chase goes from San Francisco to the Premiere Studios in Los Angeles and its new television hit, a show all about murder. Packed with surprises, Eleventh Hour finds Catherine Coulter at her quintessential best. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 2.2 x 9.2 x 6.1 Inches; 384 pages; Signed by Author 
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History of Lowell, Cowley, Charles
9 Cowley, Charles History of Lowell
Boston, MA Lee & Shepard 1868 First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original not a reprint. Wonderful antique volume of the rare signed history of Lowell Massachusetts, covering the discovery of the Merrimack River by De Monts in 1605 through to the date of publication 1868. Cowley, the author, signed the book "compliment of the author" on the front free endpaper. Topics include a history of manufactures, a general history of Lowell; a church and school history; a municipal and political history; Lowell during the Rebellion; and other items of note, including a list of soldier who died in service. Some wear/age. Hinges intact. Binding intact and solid. Some age/wear outside, concentrated at edges and highpoints. Inside is good, bright and clean, with occasional foxing. Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 12mo; 235 pages 
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A History of the Bahamas, Craton, Michael
10 Craton, Michael A History of the Bahamas
London Collins 1963 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Map endpapers. Dust and book in excellent condition. Dust in mylar protective cover. Michael Craton, who died in September 2016, was an English/Canadian historian who made a major contribution to the historiography of the English-speaking Caribbean. He was born in London in 1931, and educated at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, West Sussex, and at University College London, where he graduated with a B.A. in History in 1955. He spent six years after graduation teaching at the Government High School in Nassau, The Bahamas, before emigrating to Canada in 1963, obtaining his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at McMaster University in Ontario. The earliest arrival of humans in the islands now known as The Bahamas was in the first millennium AD. The first inhabitants of the islands were the Lucayans, an Arawakan-speaking Taino people, who arrived between about 500 and 800 AD from other islands of the Caribbean. Recorded history began on 12 October 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Guanahani, which he renamed San Salvador Island on his first voyage to the New World. The earliest permanent European settlement was in 1648 on Eleuthera. During the 18th century slave trade, many Africans were brought to the Bahamas as slaves to work for free. Their descendants now constitute 85% of the Bahamian population. The Bahamas gained independence from the United Kingdom on July 10, 1973. ; Photographs, Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages 
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Bog-Myrtle & Peat, being tales, chiefly of Galloway, Gathered from the Years, Crockett, S.R.
11 Crockett, S.R. Bog-Myrtle & Peat, being tales, chiefly of Galloway, Gathered from the Years
New York D. Appleton & Company 1895 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Fair dust jacket 
Original 1895 hardback, not a reprint. Green decorative cover with gold print and design. Dust has chips around the edges and shows browning. Dust now in mylar protective cover. "Samuel Rutherford Crockett (24 September 1859 – 16 April 1914), who published under the name "S. R. Crockett", was a Scottish novelist. He was born at Duchrae, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 24 September 1859, the illegitimate son of dairymaid Annie Crocket. He was raised on his grandfather's Galloway farm, won a bursary to Edinburgh University in 1876,and graduated from there during 1879. After some years of travel, he became in 1886 minister of Penicuik. During that year he produced his first publication, Dulce Cor (Latin: Sweet Heart), a collection of verse under the pseudonym Ford Brereton. He eventually abandoned the Free Church ministry for full-time novel-writing in 1895.(Wiki); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 389 pages 
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12 De Leon A Pictorial History of De Leon, Tx, 1881-1981
Texas De Leon Free Press 1982 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. An excellent pictorial and text history of De Leon, Texas. Many surnames mentioned. ; Photos and Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 178 pages 
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THE MYSTERY OF SUFFERING AND OTHER DISCOURSES, De Pressense, E.
13 De Pressense, E. THE MYSTERY OF SUFFERING AND OTHER DISCOURSES
New York , NY Carlton and Lanahan 1869 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Brown cloth with gilt print. Contents clean and tight. Small rubber stamp in front reads Rev. Edw. L. Bray. Author was a French theologian and senator who was born at Paris, Jan 7, 1824. He studied at Lausanne under Vnet. In 1847 he was ordained pastor of the Evangelical Free Chruch and was made a professor in the Free School of Theological Science. Several of his works including this one was translated into English by Annie Harwood. His wife Elise was born in Switzerland and she published several religious stories including Rosa in 1838. Rare in this condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. 
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14 DeBow, J.D.B. Statistical View of the United States
Washington, D. C. Beverly Tucker 1854 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Original work. This is NOT a reprint or digitized work. Brown cover tattered and badly frayed. Contents clean. Embracing its territory, population- white, free colored, and slave, moral and social conditions, Industry, Property, and revenue; the detailed statistics of cities, towns, and counties; being a Compendium of hte seventh census to which are added the results of every pervious census, beginning with 1790, in comparative tables, with explanatory and illustrative notes, based upon the schedules and other official sources of information. Scarce. 
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The Question of Freemasonry (Photocopy), Decker, J. Edward Jr.
15 Decker, J. Edward Jr. The Question of Freemasonry (Photocopy)
Issaquah, WA Free the Masons Ministries 1966 PhotoCopy; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy only of this rare booklet. "So mote it be the question of Freemasonry". An anti-masonry work on why Christians cannot be Freemasons, Shriners, Eastern Star, Demolay, Job's Daughters, or Rainbow Girls. Copy is in presentation folder/Sleeve.Rare. ; Photocopy Only; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 13 pages 
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The Question of Freemasonry (Photocopy), Decker, J. Edward Jr.
16 Decker, J. Edward Jr. The Question of Freemasonry (Photocopy)
Issaquah, WA Free the Masons Ministries 1966 PhotoCopy; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy only of this rare booklet. "So mote it be the question of Freemasonry". An anti-masonry work on why Christians cannot be Freemasons, Shriners, Eastern Star, Demolay, Job's Daughters, or Rainbow Girls. Copy is in presentation folder/Sleeve.Rare. ; Photocopy Only; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 13 pages 
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The Question of Freemasonry (Photocopy), Decker, J. Edward Jr.
17 Decker, J. Edward Jr. The Question of Freemasonry (Photocopy)
Issaquah, WA Free the Masons Ministries 1966 PhotoCopy; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy only of this rare booklet. "So mote it be the question of Freemasonry". An anti-masonry work on why Christians cannot be Freemasons, Shriners, Eastern Star, Demolay, Job's Daughters, or Rainbow Girls. Copy is in presentation folder/Sleeve.Rare. ; Photocopy Only; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 13 pages 
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Jeane Dixon  My Life and Prophecies, Dixon, Jeane & Rene Noorbergen
18 Dixon, Jeane & Rene Noorbergen Jeane Dixon My Life and Prophecies
William Morrow 1969 0688021425 / 9780688021429 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
White and blue cover, no dust or slipcase. Signed, "Blessings, Jean Dixon". Book is in Excellent Condition. Jean Dixon was one of the best-known American astrologers and psychics of the 20th century, due to her syndicated newspaper astrology column, and some well-publicized predictions and a best-selling biography. She is best known for allegedly predicting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy four years before he was elected. In the May 13, 1956, issue of Parade Magazine she wrote that the 1960 presidential election would be "dominated by labor and won by a Democrat" who would then go on to "be assassinated or die in office though not necessarily in his first term." Five years later Jeane Dixon was addressing a meeting in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles when questioned if Robert Kennedy would ever become President. 'No,' she had answered. 'He will never become President of the United States because of a tragedy right here in this hotel.' A week later Robert Kennedy did win the California Democratic primary and he had just finished addressing a victory rally at the Ambassador Hotel's ballroom when he was shot. He died the following day. Also in January 1942 Dixon had warned the Hollywood film actress Carole Lombard (married to Clark Gable at the time) that it would be dangerous for her to travel by plane within the next six weeks. Lombard, scheduled to appear at a War Bond rally did not heed Dixon's warning, she died in an airplane crash within three days of the warning. President Richard Nixon referred to Jean Dixon as "the soothsayer" and ordered preparations for a terrorist attack that Dixon had predicted, of course the prediction did not come true during Nixon's term. She was also one of several astrologers who gave advice to Nancy Reagan during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. She died of cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 1997, at the age of 93. Prompt shipping with a Free Delivery Confirmation.; 1 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 219 pages; Signed by Author 
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History of Dunedin, Douglas, W. Lovett
19 Douglas, W. Lovett History of Dunedin
St. Petersburg, FL Great Outdoors Publishing 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper. Dust in mylar has minor chips. ; Florida; Photographs; Signed by Author 
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Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. In three Volumes, Drake, Nathan
20 Drake, Nathan Essays, Biographical, Critical and Historical, illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. In three Volumes
London Printed by C. Whittingham for John Sharpe, Opposite York House, Piccadilly 1805 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Complete three volume set. Leather bindings are very worn with cracks in the leather and cracked hinges and chips. Volume 1 cover is detached, but otherwise complete. Gold inlay decorative border to bindings. Corners and edges worn. Books are in fair to good condition otherwise. Contents complete, tight bindings, and marbled endpapers. Some foxing to tissue sheets covering engravings and to pages opposite title page.. Engravings throughout. The Tatler, The Spectator, and The Guardian were products of a "New Age" of journalism in 18th Century England. They were "news-sheets" were circulated in coffee houses of London where men met to share and discuss the news and opinions of the day. They cost two pense to buy but were free to those wo paid the penny admission to enter a coffee house. These houses became known as "Penny Universities". The papers were founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Nathan Drake was Born in Yorkshire, and took his M.D. from Edinburgh in 1789 and practiced medicine at Sudbury (1790-92) and Hadleigh, Suffolk (1792-1836). He was a popular essayist and an early advocate of German literature. He is remembered for his vast compendium of information on Elizabethan writers, Shakespeare and His Times (1817). This work includes essays and biographical sketches on those in literature. Rare complete set. Drake's publications included: The speculator [ed. Drake and W. Frend]. 1791.Literary hours: or sketches critical and narrative. 1798; 2 vols, 1800, 3 vols, 1804, 1820.The old abbey tale, in Canterbury tales. 1802.Essays biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. 3 vols, 1805.Rochester Castle; or Gudulph's Tower. A gothic tale. 1810.The gleaner: a series of periodical essays, selected and arranged from scarce and neglected volumes. 4 vols, 1811.Shakespeare and his times. 2 vols, 1817.Winter nights: or fire-side lucubrations. 2 vols, 1820.Evenings in autumn: a series of essays. 2 vols, 1822.Noontide leisure: or sketches in summer, including a tale of the days of Shakespeare. 2 vols, 1824.Mornings in spring: or retrospections biographical, critical, and historical. 2 vols, 1828.Memorials of Shakespeare: or sketches of his character and genius by various writers. 1828.The harp of Judah: or songs of Sion, being a metrical translation of the Psalms. 1837. ; Vol. 123; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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