Category: Biography


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Memoir of Rev. John Moore : With Selections from His Correspondence, and Other Writings

By: Adams, John G.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: A. Tompkins: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20202

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

360 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark brown cloth, gilt spine lettering, 360 pages, pale yellow endpapers, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving of John Moore, footnotes. ; Amazonbuyers please note: This is an actual hardcover book from 1856, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint. See our image. ; The Rev. John Moore (1797-1855) was a pioneer Universalist preacher in New England and New York, editor-publisher of several denominational papers, founder of several ... View more info

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Memoir of Thomas Whittemore, D. D.

By: Adams, John Greenleaf

Price: $84.00

Publisher: Universalist Publishing House: 1878

Seller ID: 20346

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

388 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth over beveled boards, 388 pages, dark green endpapers, gilt lettering on front and spine, footnotes, superb b/w portrait engraving frontispiece with tissue guard. ; Copyright 1877. Title page 1878. ; The Rev. Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861) was one of the most important Universalist of the 19th century. He edited 'Trumpet & Universalist Magazine' for 33 years, helped found Universalist Historical Society and Tufts Univer... View more info

Looking Unto Jesus : A Narrative of the Brief Race of a Young Disciple, by Her Mother

By: Anonymous (Judith Towers Grant and Emily Frederica Grant)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ide & Dutton: 1853

Seller ID: 20368

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

175 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, dark brown endpapers, [viii] + 175 pages, gilt title on spine, all edges red, footnotes, several original poems by Emily, 2 b/w engravings with captions. ; This is an actual book from 1853, not a flimsy overpriced computer-generated reprint. ; Inspirational biography and memoria of Emily Frederica Grant (1835-1851) a devout young poet, written by her mother, Judith Towers Grant, including Emily's poems and many quot... View more info

Fanny Kemble : A Passionate Victorian

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20171

ISBN: 1122078528

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

387 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gilt lettering, [xii] + 387 pages, illustrated endpapers, index, b/w frontispiece portrait of Kemble on glossy plate. ; 1st edition, 1938. ; Excellent biography of the great Fanny Kemble (1809-1893) famous English actress who toured extensively in US, considered first truly great actress in US, most famous Lady Macbeth of all time, outspoken Unitarian, rubbed shoulders with all classes from African American slaves to... View more info

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Distaff to History : Progress of the Negro Woman in America

By: Baker, Joseph V.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Scott Paper Company: 1963

Seller ID: 19039

Condition: Very Good+

28 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Blue softcover booklet, 28 pages, 12 b/w portrait drawings, brief biographies of 12 noted African American women. ; Promotional item for Scott Paper Company, Philadelphia, 1963. ; Very light sunning and edgewear only. Scarce. View more info

Benjamin Rush : Signer of the Declaration of Independence

By: Barton, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wallbuilder Press: 1999

Seller ID: 20831

ISBN: 0925279730

Condition: Near Fine

320 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Green softcover, 312 + 8 pages, index, endnotes, 3 appendixes, nearly 400 b/w photos, illustrations and facsimiles. ; Known as "Father of American Medicine," Benjamin Rush pioneered fields of psychiatry, chemistry, alcohol addiction, prison reform, anti-slavery and anti-death penalty activism, and more. He signed the Declaration of Independence for Pennsylvania and was United States Treasurer for 16 years. This book also focuses o... View more info

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They Did, You Can Too ! : Biographies of Successful Black People (Signed)

By: Black, Joe

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Greyhound Corporation: 1971

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19040

Condition: Very Good+

60 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Black and red softcover booklet, 60 pages, 55 b/w portrait photos, 54 brief bios of successful contemporary African Americans, including men, women, business leaders, university presidents, mayors, etc. Front page SIGNED by author, Joe Black. ; Light wear to covers. Owner name penned on front in very pale ink. Faint crease to front cover. View more info

Desperate Passion, a : Helen Caldicott, an Autobiography (Signed)

By: Caldicott, Helen Broinowski

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12269

ISBN: 0393039471

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

366 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Black cloth, tan boards, index, 14 b/w photos with captions. Front free endpaper SIGNED by author. ; Australian physician, founder of Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, single-handedly launched major world campaign against nuclear weapons proliferation. ; Jacket in clear plastic cover neatly taped to boards. No other defects apart from author autograph. View more info

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Edward Goodrich Acheson, a Pathfinder : Inventor, Scientist, Industrialist

By: Chandler, Charles F.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Acheson Industries: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20815

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket

63 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, gray-brown cloth, tan endpapers, 63 pages, top edge blue, blue page-marker ribbon, footnotes, appendix list of awards and honors, b/w frontispiece portrait photo of Acheson, with tissue guard. ; Foreword and addendum by Raymond Szymanowitz. ; Brief biography of pioneer of electrochemistry, inventor of silicon carbide or carborundum, electric-furnace graphite, colloidal graphite, etc, and holder of 70 patents. ; Quite scarce in ... View more info

Harriet Tubman : The Road to Freedom

By: Clinton, Catherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20827

ISBN: 0316155942

Condition: Near Fine

296 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Brown and black pictorial softcover, [xiv] + 274 + 8 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 26 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; 'At last, Harriet Tubman, the great American hero of the Underground Railroad, has received the stunning and major biography that she has so long deserved.' ; Pristine. No sign of use. View more info

Memoir of Reverend James M. Cook

By: Cook, Theodore D.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: James M. Usher: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20086

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

430 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, red cloth ornately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, 430 pages, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving with tissue guard. ; Dedicated to Second Universalist Society of Providence, Rhode Island. ; The Rev. James Monroe Cook (1818-1850) was well known in upstate New York as a fierce debater in defense of Universalism and was founding editor of the Western Luminary, a Universalist paper. This excellent memoir was written by his br... View more info

Louis Craig Cornish : Interpreter of Life

By: Cornish, Frances Eliot Foote

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20115

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

149 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, [xii] + 149 pages, 3 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; The Rev. Louis Craig Cornish (1870-1950) was president of American Unitarian Association 1927 to 1937, president of International Association of Religious Freedom 1937 to 1946, forged ties with Universalist Church of America which led to their closer cooperation and eventual consolidation. This excellent biography was written by his wife. ; Only a touch of edgewea... View more info

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My Life on the Plains : Or, Personal Experiences with Indians

By: Custer, George Armstrong (Gen) ; Illustrated by A. Roberts

Price: $775.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1876

Seller ID: 18600

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

256 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, pale umber-brown cloth, black decor, gilt lettering and gilt buffalo head on front, 256 pages, footnotes, table of outrages committed by Indians in 1868; 8 full-page b/w plates with captions. ; Copyright 1874. This printing 1876. ; Plates, engraved by A. Roberts, and others, depict: 1) frontispiece portrait of Custer, 2) portrait of Kiowa chief Satanta, 3) Attack on the Wagon Train, 4) the Kidder Murder, 5) Battle of the Washi... View more info

Memoir of Rev. Edward Mott Woolley : By His Daughter, with an Appendix Containing Selections from His Sermons

By: Gillett, Fidelia Woolley

Price: $74.00

Publisher: Abel Tompkins: 1855

Seller ID: 20161

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket

360 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, dark brown blindstamped cloth, 360 pages, appendix of 6 sermons, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving of Woolley, with tissue guard. ; Written by the Rev. Fidelia Woolley Gillett, assisted by the Rev. Aaron B. Grosh. ; The Rev. Edward Mott Woolley (1803-1853) was an early American Universalist preacher in western New York and one of the first in Michigan. His daughter was also a noted pastor in Michigan, one of the earliest or... View more info

Jones Very : The Effective Years, 1833-1840

By: Gittleman, Edwin

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1967

Seller ID: 20174

ISBN: 0231030436

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

436 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, two-toned gray cloth, [xx] + 436 pages, beige endpapers, index, bibliography, endnotes, b/w frontispiece portrait of Very on glossy plate. ; Jones Very (1813-1880) was a well-known poet, mystic and Transcendentalist of mid-19th century America. He was a Unitarian, briefly a minister, and taught Greek at Harvard. In 1840 his literary career came to a screeching halt when he announced he was the Second Coming of Christ. ; Book s... View more info

Nigger : An Autobiography

By: Gregory, Dick, with Robert Lipsyte

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1965

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 20816

ISBN: 0671750917

Condition: Very Good

224 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; White and green paperback, [xii] + 209 + 3 pages, all edges red, 20 b/w photos on 16 plates, with captions. ; Pocket 75091. Originally published 1964. This is 3rd printing, September, 1965. Autobiography of powerhouse stand-up comedian, social critic, civil rights activist. ; Covers show minor edgewear, upper front and lower rear tip creased. Pages starting to yellow from age. Binding tight and square. View more info

Horace Greeley : Voice of the People

By: Hale, William Harlan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1950

Seller ID: 14362

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

376 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, pale gray lettering, 376 pages, index, bibliography, b/w photo portrait on jacket. ; Published in 1950. Biography of one of the most influential individuals of 1830s-1870s America, defender of liberal values, champion of women's rights, staunch supporter of Lincoln, founder and longtime owner of New York Daily Tribune, candidate for president in 1872. ; Book shows no signs of use, only a slight yellowing of pag... View more info

Memoir of Mary L. Ware : Wife of Henry Ware, Jr.

By: Hall, Edward B.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: American Unitarian Association: 1869

Seller ID: 20030

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

434 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, purple cloth, [x] + 434 pages, frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. ; Copyright 1852. This printing 1869. 12th thousand stated. ; Hailed as one of the best biographies of its era, the life and correspondence of Mary Lovell Pickard Ware, tireless worker for charities and causes, written by the Rev. Edward Brooks Hall, brother-in-law of Mrs. Ware and longtime pastor, Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island. ; Cloth faded f... View more info

Lennon Legend : An Illustrated Life of John Lennon (in slipcase with CD and all removable memorabilia)

By: Henke, James

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2003

Seller ID: 20235

ISBN: 0811835170

Condition: As New with no dust jacket

64 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Hardcover, packed with b/w and color glossy illustrations, sidebars, plus 40 'removeable' (from small tipped-in envelopes, as issued) reproductions of vintage memorabilia such as ticket stubs, drawings, handwritten lyrics, photos, etc, etc. ; A wonderful and innovative biography of this legendary star, authored by Rolling Stone writer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator. ; New condition. No defects of any kind. No jacket, as issued. Al... View more info

Life and Times of Joseph Gould, the : Reminiscenes of Sixty Years of Active Political and Municipal Life

By: Higgins, W. H.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited: 1972

Seller ID: 20825

Condition: Near Fine

336 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Pale tan-yellow softcover, 336 pages, several lists and tables, several appendixes, 16 b/w photos with captions on 8 glossy plates. ; Originally published 1867. This is Centennial Edition facsimile reprint, 1972, with new appendixes by C. B. Willis, L. M. Nichols, Hilda A. Fitzhenry, P. T. Bernhardt, Leila E. Hvidsten. ; Biography of businessman and longtime member of Canadian Parliament who did much to develop Uxbridge township, Ontario... View more info