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1 A SKETCH OF THE SERVICES OF THE LATE W.W.SEATON IN CONNECTION WITH THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, AND SOME NOTICES OF HIS LIFE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER.
Washington Government Printing Office 1867 Wraps Good+ to Very Good- Biography Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
" In 1846 Mr. Seaton, being then mayor of Washington, and surpassed by on one in zeal for the public good and in the influence due to his rare social qualities, his known integrity, and peculiarly winning and unaffected eloquence, united with other gentlemen of like feelings in quring upon Congress the organization of an establishment which should at length do justice to the benevolent and far-sighted views which had dictated the bequest." pp.80-87. mildly soiled covers. ex.mus.stamp on front cover. some fading around borders. Tiny missing side edge piece and at spine. Overall exterior is Good+ or better. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is clean, tight, and VG. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 CONSECRATED TALENTS: OR, THE LIFE OF MRS. MARY W. MASON
New York Carlton & Lanahan 1870 Cloth Fair Biography Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" 
With an introduction by Bishop James. "The biographies of Holy Scripture, written under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, constitute one of the most interesting and important parts of the book of books." 285 pp. Brown cloth covers with faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed with areas of boards exposed, light scuffing to cover faces, joints rubbed. Spine ends are torn and missing, exposing areas of the binding. Ex. library with identification numbers and sticker on bottom spine, library bookplate on front inside cover, identification numbers and library stamps on title page, library stamps on a few interior pages, due date list and security sticker on back free endpaper, bar code and pocket envelope on back inside cover. Front hinge broken. Front pages (through page 59) are separated from rest of book, torn at spine or loose. Interior pages have foxing/mold spots throughout, some pages have pencil marks in margin. Book in Fair condition. Scarce title. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 IN MEMORIAM. WILLIAM GREENE
Paper Cover Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 7 " x 8 " 
A tribute to a "pioneer" of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "Most men are satisfied to accumulate a fortune for themselves, but very few are identified with the whole life of a town from its first settlement until it has grown to be a city of twenty thousand people. Wm. Green was one of these few men. He has been closely identified with the whole history of Cedar Rapids, from the building of the first permanent house to the building of the last street railroad..." 22 pp. no publication date. First page states: "Another Pioneer Gone. Death of William Greene, at his residence on Fifth Avenue, March 29th, 1887. Caused by a Complication of Diseasas,---The Funeral to Take Place on Sunday, April 3d---Biographical". Mildly soiled covers. Back cover's side edge, 1/8"x1/2" missing piece. Otherwise exterior is Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 OXBERRY'S DRAMATIC BIOGRAPHY, AND HISTRIONIC ANECDOTES: VOLUME IV
London George Virtue 1826 Cloth Good Biography Size: Approx. 3 3/4" x 6" 
Collection of memoirs and anecdotes. 284 pp. Red cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine. Covers in Poor condition with water mark (dirt stain) on front cover, bumped covers, and rubbed edges along both covers and spine. Uncut page edges. Two holes from silverfish on both top and bottom of book interior, but does not interfere with text. Broken hinges, stamps and signatures from previous owner on several front pages. Overall book is in Good condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 SIMON NEWCOMB. Memorial Addresses
Philosophical Society of Washington, 1910 Wraps Very Good- Biography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" 
Memorial Addresses by Charles K. Wead, James Bryce, Milton Updegraff, R.S. Woodward, L.O. Howard, Herbert Putnam, and E.M. Gallaudet. Resolutions Read by O.H. Tittmann. Read before Philosophical Society of Washington, December 4, 1909. Bulletin, Vol. XV, pp. 133-167. pages uncut. mildly faded/soiled covers. ex.-mus stamp and number on front cover, otherwise in VG condition. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Frontis. portrait of Newcomb. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 SKETCH OF HENRY CARVILL LEWIS
1889 Wraps Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" 
Reprint from "Popular Science Monthly", July, 1889. Vol. XXXV.-26. Pages 402-408. Includes a list of Prof. Lewis's published papers from the "American Geologist". Tan covers with black lettering on front. Covers are Very Good+. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Henry Carvill Lewis (November 16, 1853 - July 21, 1888),was an American geologist. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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7 The Secretaries of State : Portraits and Biographical Sketches
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office 1978 Paper Covers Good+ American History Size: Approx. 8 " x 10 1/4" B&W Photographs 
125 pp. Paper covers with wear to edges, corners are creased, ex. lib. notes on front and back covers (identification numbers, stamp and writing). Interior is clean. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Adams, W. H. Davenport DEWEY: AND OTHER GREAT NAVAL COMMANDERS
London George Routledge & Sons Cloth Good Biography Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 3/4" Illustrated 
A Series of Biographies. Other commanders included are Sir Francis Drake, Robert Blake, Lord Anson, Lord Rodney, Earl Howe, Earl of St. Vincent, Lord Nelson, Sir Sidney Smith, Lord Collingwood, Oliver Hazard Perry, David Glasgoe Farragut, David Dixon Porter, William T. Sampson, Winfield S. Schley. 487 pp. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges and joints rubbed, scuffing to cover faces. Spine is faded, worn, spine ends are bent and fraying. Gilt top page edge. Both hinges broken. Spine is very loose. Marks and creased corner on front free endpaper. Stamp and bookstore details on back inside cover corner. Interior pages are browning along edges, some foxing spots. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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9 Battiscombe, Georgina MRS. GLADSTONE: THE PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1957 Cloth Very Good Good Biography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Illustrations 
"This is not a political biography... Mrs. Battiscombe has re-created the climate of Victorian family life with all its rigors and its richness." 251 pages with index. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. DJ in Good condition with scuffing on faces, tears to edges and corners, browning to back, and price marked out in pencil. Cover corners are bumped and lightly rubbed, spine tips are rubbed and bent. Top page edge is darkened. Fingerprint smudges on top of inside cover and front free endpaper. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Bowen, Catherine Drinker and Barbara Von Meck BELOVED FRIEND: THE STORY OF TCHAIKOWSKY AND NADEJDA VON MECK
New York Random House 1937 Cloth Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 3/4" Photographs 
Interesting biography about the life and music of Peter Tchaikovsky. No dust jacket. Blue cloth covers in Very Good condition with some corners bumped and spine edges rubbed. Top spine edge shows signs of pulling from the shelf. Dark red top edge and uncut pages. Both front and back hinges have significant browning. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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11 Buchman, Dana; Charlotte Farber A SPECIAL EDUCATION: ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MAZE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES
Boulder, Co Da Capo Press 2006 0738210331 / 9780738210339 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" By Author
"A moving mother-daughter story, A Special Education is an inspiring account of one mother's journey to acceptance and understanding, as well as a family's triumph over daunting circumstances." Laid in stationary card signed by author: "Love, Dana" 196 pp. DJ in VG condition with minor rubbing to edges. Book spine ends are bent. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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12 Burket, Walter C. , M. D. , Prepared By Bibliography of William Henry Welch, M. D. , LL. D.
Baltimore,MD John Hopkins Press 1917 Cloth Good Medicine Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" 
Laid in 5 1/4 x 2 1/2" sheet "Presented with the Compliments of Dr. Walter C. Burket and The John Crerar Library." Writings of Dr. Welch of The John Hopkins University. 47 pp. Olive green covers with gilt lettering on front. Covers soiled. Spine darkened, can't make out lettering. Otherwise the exterior is Very Good. ex-mus. stamp & numbers on title p. otherwise interior is tight, clean and in Very Good+ condition. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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13 Burr, Agnes Rush RUSSELL H. CONWELL, FOUNDER OF THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH IN AMERICA: THE WORK AND THE MAN
Philadelphia The John C. Winston Company 1905 Cloth Very Good- Biography Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Photographs 
With His Two Famous Lectures as Recently Delivered, entitled "Acres of Diamonds," and "Personal Glimpses of Celebrated Men and Women." With an Appreciative Introduction by Floyd W. Tomkins. 365 pp. Olive cloth covers with gilt lettering and picture on front, gilt lettering on spine. Corners bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, spine ends are bent, fraying with some small tears. Photograph on front cover is faded and rubbed, scuffing. Breaks to front hinge. Bookstore stamp on back free endpaper and library card holder adhered on back inside cover. Spine broken at 145 pp. Interior is clean. Book in VG- condition. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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14 Capa, Cornell Adlai Stevenson's Public Years
New York Grossman NY 1966 Cloth Very Good Good+ Biography Size: Approx. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" Photos 
VG in G+jacket 1st Cloth 4to Yes 160 Text from Stevenson's speeches and writings,photos by Capa, John Fell Stevenson, and Inge Morath,preface by Walter Lippmann. Pictorial endpapers, light blemish bottom edge of front cover, closed tears on dj,red ink line on fore edge, else VG/G+. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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15 Chamberlain, Prof. J. S. (ed.) SUCCESS: OR THE TRIUMPHS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF SELF-MADE MEN
Chicago Merchants' Speciality Co. 1891 Cloth Good Biography Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" Illustrations 
A record of brilliant careers filled with incentives to energy and perserverance for the young, and with entertainment for the old. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. 621 pp. Dirt/rubbing to covers, corners bumped, and tears to top and bottom of spine. Ex. lib. stamp to inside front cover, and previous owner's signatures on front freepaper. Both front and back hinges broken. Small silverfish hole between pages 36-70, but text is not affected. Pages browning from age. Overall book in Good condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Dexter, William THE LIFE STORY OF CHARLES DICKENS 1812-1870
London Dickens Fellowship 1937 Paper Cover Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" B&W Photographs 
light soil on spine o/w Very Good. Softcover. 85pp. DICKENS: The story of the life of the world's favourite author. Published by the Dickens Fellowship.Each page is illustrated with either a photograph or drawing. Very clean, tight, bright copy . Sections on his boyhood, early work, novelist, as an actor, as a reader,and the last years.Includes a family tree of the Dickens Family, a List of the Principal Works of Dickens and a List of Selected Books on Dickens. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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17 Doggett, Marguerite V. LONG ISLAND PRINTING 1791-1830: A CHECKLIST OF IMPRINTS
Brooklyn The Long Island Historical Society 1979 0-89062-071-7 / 9780890620717 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket New York Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" Illustrated 
Edited by Karen N. Mango. Excellent resource of printers in New York, starting with the earliest in 1791 and continuing to list them chronologically by county and town within county. 192 pages with appendix, bibliography and index. One thousand copies of this book were printed. Blue cloth covers with green and gilt title bar on spine. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed, some scuffing to front cover face, spine ends show signs of shelfwear. Interior is tight, clean with a few pages having ink smudges. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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18 Donoso, Armando; Sergio Villalobos FONDO HISTORICO Y BIBLIOGRAFICO JOSE TORIBIO MEDINA; JOSE TORIBIO MEDINA (1852-1930); MEDINA SU VIDA Y SUS OBRAS (1852-1930)
1952 Leather Very Good+ Spanish Text Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" 
Collection of three books about Jose Toribio Medina, a Chilean bibliographer and prolific writer, bound together in red leather cover. All books are written entirely in Spanish. 1) Fondo Historico y Bibliografico Jose Toribio Medina. Creado por ley N. 10.361, de 28 de junio de 1952. Imprenta Universitaria, Santiago, 1952. B/W photograph of Medina. 134 pp. 2) Jose Toribio Medina (1852-1930). Prologo de Raul Silva Castro. Imprenta Universitaria, 1952. 55 pp. 3) Medina Su Vida y Sus Obras (1852-1930). Imprenta Universitaria, 1952. 52 pp. Red leather cover with maroon spine, gilt lettering on spine. Light rubbing to cover corners and edges, white marks to cover edges and on cover face, light wear to spine and spine ends. Interior pages are browning. No marks, text block tight. Book in VG+ condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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19 Duncan, David Douglas MUNDO PRIVADO DE PABLO PICASSO
New York The Ridge Press 1958 Boards Very Good Biography Size: Approx. 8 1/4 " x 10 3/4" Photographs 
Written entirely in Spanish, "The Private World of Pablo Picasson" is profusely illustrated with photographs depicting the famous artist with his family. 176 pp. Red marbled boards with red leather spine and tips, gilt lettering on spine. Covers are slightly bowed, scuffing to leather corners, edges are rubbed, spine ends are bumped from shelfwear. Hinges are broken. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Dyson, Freeman DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE
New York Harper & Row 1979 0060111089 / 9780060111083 First Edition Cloth Very Good + to Near Fine Very Good- Biography Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" Signed by Author
"Freeman Dyson identifies himself in Who's Who in America as a physicist and a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Dyson is, in fact, one of the world's great thinkers -- physicist, mathematician to start with and then astronomer -- a scientist whose intelligence constitutes his entire equipment, apart from pencil and paper." 283 pages with index. First Edition. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Covers are clean and show little sign of wear. DJ in VG- condition with rubbing to edges and corners, some creasing to flap edges, and small white sticker reading '108' adhered to front of jacket. Red top page edge. Interior is tight, crisp and clean. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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