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1 A Memorial of Charles Sumner.
Boston Massachusetts Legislature 1874 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
[11], 12-316, [1] pages, frontispiece (portrait) , cloth. Ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good.. Compilation of statements, speeches and remarks regarding the great anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts. ; Ex-Library; 316 pages 
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2 A Memorial of Charles Sumner.
Boston Massachusetts Legislature 1874 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
316 pages, frontispiece (portrait) , cloth, shelf wear otherwise very good.. Compilation of statements, speeches and remarks regarding the great anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts. ; 316 pages 
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3 Abraham lincoln Civil war times illustrated special edition
Eastern acorn press 1987 Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
48 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. "Five articles in this book are reissued in 1984 by Eastern Acorn Press, the publishing imprint of the Eastern National Park & Monument Association, with permission of the original publisher, Historical Times, Inc. 'Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud? ' first appeared in American History Illustrated. 'Mary Todd Lincoln,' 'Abraham Lincoln: The Military Strategist,' 'With Lincoln at Gettysburg,' and 'Lincoln: The Man, The Myth' all appeared in Civil War Times Illustrated. This is the first publication of 'The Indiana Years.' " 
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4 American men & women of science. Physical and biological sciences. Edited by Jacques Catteol Press.
New York, R. R. Bowker Co. , 1979. 
8 vols. (5747 & 893p.), cloth. 14th edition. The first edition to incorporate the engineering sciences. Includes 130,500 biographical entries in all the physical and biological fields as well as engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. This volume is quite heavy and will be sent by media or surface mail. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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5 Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 0679455086 / 9780679455080 Soft Cover 
479 pages, frontispiece (portrait), illustrations, maps, wrappers, very good. 1st American edition. From the dj: The first major biography of Hans Christian Andersen - the man and his work. His tales are among the best known in Western literature, and through saccharine film portrays of Andersen himself, we imagine we know the man as well. Now, in this illuminating book, we discover how wrong that assumption is. In fact, Andersen lived a painfully difficult life, and his story is often a sad and even terrifying one: sexually confused and frustrated, a brilliant and powerful writer, his success was never enough to satisfy him. Drawing upon a wealth of original sources in Danish and German, Jackie Wullschlager traces the course of Andersen's life - from the provincial town where he was born in 1805, to the scenes of his triumph as the most famous writer in mid-19th century Europe. She delineates the complex psychological underpinnings of his tales and brilliantly evokes his world - Golden Age Copenhagen, the princely courts of Germany, the country villas of the Danish countryside, the inspiring warmth of Italy. Hans Christian Andersen is brought unforgettably to life in all his cross-grained charm and awkwardness, his desperation for love, his ambition, and his achievement. With 24 pages of photographs. 
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6 Holcomb, Fitz, and Peate: three 19th century American telescope makers.
Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1962 Soft Cover Very Good 
Introduction by Robert P. Multhauf. Pages 156 to 184, illustrations, wrappers, very good, 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Contents : Amasa Holcomb, autobiographical sketch.--Henry Fitz, by J. F. Howell.--John Peate, by F. W. Preston and W. J. McGrath, Jr. Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology; Paper 26. Practically all the telescopes used by amateur scientists in 18th century America were of European origin. Our dependence upon foreign sources for these instruments continued well into the 19th century, and the beginning of telescope making in this country has conventionally been associated with the names of Alvan Clark and John Brashear, whose work dates from the 1860s. Presented here are biographical sketches of two predecessors and a contemporary of Clark and Brashear whose obscurity is not deserved. The accounts relate some hitherto little-known aspects of telescope making in America as it progressed from mechanic art to science." 
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7 Land's Polaroid : a company and the man who invented it
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1987 0395421144 / 9780395421147 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
258 pages, 12 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Edwin Herbert Land, 1909-91, American inventor and photographic pioneer. While at Harvard, Land became interested in the properties and manipulation of polarized light. He left Harvard and, in 1932, created Polaroid J Sheet, a polarizing material that was inexpensive and easy to fabricate. In partnership with George Wheelwright, a Harvard physics instructor, Land in 1937 founded the Polaroid Corporation, where he adapted polarized materials for sunglasses, 3-D movies, and military use. In 1947 he demonstrated a single-step photographic process that enabled pictures to be developed in 60 seconds; a color process was marketed in 1963, and a self-developing positive print followed in 1973. In the original Land process, a negative material was exposed inside the camera and then drawn out, while being squeezed against a layer of reagent and a positive material. After 60 (later 10) seconds the layers could be separated and the negative discarded. In the current Polacolor process, light makes a series of latent images on appropriate dye layers of the film sheet; when the picture is ejected from the camera, processing reagent activates the image in these lower layers, which reaches final form after several minutes. The resulting print is protected by a hard plastic film. (See photographic processing.) Holder of more than 500 patents, Land founded the Rowland Institute of Science in 1960 and devoted his time to it after his retirement from Polaroid in 1980. 
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8 Learn about Fighter Planes 1914-1945. A Nutmeg Press Book.
Interlyth, Ltd. 1971 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
45 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial wrappers, 7.5 by 10.5 inches. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Mountbatten: Eighty Years in Pictures
New York Viking Press, 1979 0670491373 / 9780670491377 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
224 pages, well illustrated (some in color), cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings, lacks rear endpaper, otherwise very good. From the dj: Earl Mountbatten of Burma has played a leading role in many of the great events of this century. From a vast collection of photographs, he has made a personal selection which provides a pictorial record of an extraordinary career. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1900-1979, British admiral; great-grandson of Queen Victoria and uncle of Philip Mountbatten, duke of Edinburgh. He entered the navy as a cadet in 1913 and saw service as a midshipman in World War I. At the outbreak of World War II he was a commander in the dangerous destroyer service until he returned to England to become adviser to and later director (1942-43) of combined operations; he directed the commando raids upon Norway and France. In 1943 he was appointed to head the Southeast Asia Command and commanded Allied operations against the Japanese in Myanmar. As the last British viceroy of India (1947) he concluded the negotiations for independence and the creation of the two separate states of India and Pakistan. He then served briefly (1947-48) as governor-general of the dominion of India. He was created an earl in 1947. As chief of the defence staff (1959-65), he worked to integrate the various branches of the armed forces. He became governor (1965) of the Isle of Wight and then lord lieutenant (1974). In 1979 he was assassinated by terrorists affiliated with the Irish Republican Army. 
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10 Muistoja 30-wvotisesta Lahetystyosta.
Fitchburg MA 1920 Hard Cover 
157 pages, well illustrated, cloth, very good. Esipuhe. Taman muistojulkaisun lahetamme ulos toivoen, etta se saisi kansaame palvella tekemalla tutuksi kallista lahetystyota. Jamalan kunniaksi haluamme esitaa tahka ja lyhteita Jumalan pellolta 30 vuoden ajalta. On mahdollista, etta ei ole kaikki asiat niin kerrottu kuin olisimme halunneet eika kaikki tiedot ole meille saapuneet, vaan olemme voitavamme tehneet. Toimintamme on valtavasti kasvanut ja joka siihen haluaa tutustua voi sen parhaiten tehda tamaan kirjan kautta. Toimitus. 
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11 Personalities of America. Third edition.
Raleigh, NC American Biographical Institute 1985 Hard Cover 
803 pages, cloth, very good. 
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12 The Congressional Medal of Honor. the Names, the Deeds.
Sharp & Dunnigan Pubns 1990 0918495016 / 9780918495013 First Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
1105 pages, frontispiece, blue cloth, shelf wear to dust jacket, gift inscription to former owner on front blank endpaper. Stated first printing. From the DJ: "... Only 123 Medals of Honor for heroism were approved in World War I, and only 434 in World War II when over ten million Americans were in uniform. 131 were awarded for heroic action during the Korean Conflict, and 240 for deeds during Vietnam. These are American Heros, with names and citations arranged in alphabetical order, by campaign, from the Civil War through Vietnam. THis book is complete with historical background and documentation, tables and index, and includes a full-color illustration of the Medals of Honor." ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 1105 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 The intellectual world of Benjamin Franklin : an American encyclopaedist at the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania 1990 Soft Cover Very Good 
111 pages, well illustrated, wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. Edited by Dilys Pegler Winegrad. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 The Life of Governor Louis Kossuth with his public speeches in the United States, and a brief history of the Hungarian war of independence.
Budapest Osiris Kiado 2001 9633891884 / 9789633891889 Hard Cover 
"Published under the auspices of the Embassy of Hungary in Washington, D.C. in honor of the 150th anniversary of Governor-President Louis Kossuth's visit to the United States." 199 pages, 7 plates, cloth, very good. Reprint of the 1852 publication with an epilogue by Steven Béla Várdy. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Louis Kossuth, Hung. Kossuth Lajos, 1802-94, Hungarian revolutionary hero. Born of a Protestant family and a lawyer by training, he entered politics as a member of the diet and soon won a large following. His liberal and nationalist program did not avoid the possibility of dissolving the union of the Hungarian and Austrian crowns. He was arrested in 1837, but popular pressure forced the Metternich regime to release him in 1840. Kossuth, a fiery orator, was one of the principal figures of the Hungarian revolution of Mar., 1848. When, in April, Hungary was granted a separate government, Kossuth became finance minister. He continued and intensified his anti-Austrian agitation. His principles were liberal, but his nationalism was opposed to the fulfillment of the national aspirations of the Slavic, Romanian, and German minorities in Hungary and was particularly resented in Croatia. When the Austrian government, supported by the ban [governor] of Croatia, Count Jellachich de Buzim, prepared to move against Hungary, Kossuth became head of the Hungarian government of national defense. His government withdrew to Debrecen before the advance of the Austrians under Alfred Windischgrätz. In Apr., 1849, the Hungarian parliament declared Hungary an independent republic and Kossuth became president. The Hungarians won several victories, but in 1849, Russian troops intervened in favor of Austria, and Kossuth was obliged to resign the government to General Görgey. The Hungarian surrender at Vilagos marked the end of the republic. Kossuth fled to Turkey. He visited England and the United States and received ovations as a champion of liberty. Kossuth lived in exile in England and (after 1865) in Italy. He was dissatisfied with the Ausgleich [compromise] of 1867, by which the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was created, and he refused an offer of amnesty in 1890. After his death at Turin, Italy, his body was returned to Budapest and buried in state. 
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15 Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage for the Year 1939.
London Whitaker 1939 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
"Containing a list of the Royal family, the peerage with titled issue, dowager ladies, baronets, knights and dames, privy councillors and home and colonial bishops, a comprehensive introduction and complete companionage". 756 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 43rd Annual Volume. From the preface: "A list of the Honours conferred on 1st January, 1939, an Obituary for 1937, and a list of Promotions and Creations in the Supplement rounds off and completes the volume. " BR390B; Ex-Library; 756 pages 
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16 Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage for the Year 1940.
London Whitaker 1940 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
"Containing a list of the Royal family, the peerage with titled issue, dowager ladies, baronets, knights and dames, privy councillors and home and colonial bishops, a comprehensive introduction and complete companionage". Vi, 758 pages, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 44th Annual Volume. From the preface: "Ten new peers were created during the year, while nine peerages became instinct. There are 209 new Knights or Dames of an Order, and the number of those receiving honours within the scope of the Companionage reaches just over 1000." NOBILITY GREAT BRITAIN ROYALTY PERIODICALS WHITAKER'S PEERAGE k; Ex-Library; 758 pages 
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17 Who's who of American women (and Women of Canada). A biographical dictionary of notable living women of the United States of America and other countries. Fourth edition (1966-1967).
Chicago A. N. Marquis Company 1965 Hard Cover 
1298 pages, boards, 7-1/2 by 11 inches, ex-library with usual library markings, some shelf-wear, tape repairs to back-strip, text very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Who's who of American women. A biographical dictionary of notable living American women. Volume II (1961-1962). Second edition (to be revised and reissued biennially).
Chicago Marquis -Who's Who 1962 Hard Cover 
1114 pages, cloth, very good. 8 by 11-1/2 inches. 
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19 Who's Who, 1909. an Annual Biographical Dictionary. Sixty-First Year of Issue.
London Adam and Charles Black 1909 Hardcover Good 
Approximately 2000 pages, cloth, tape repairs to backstrip, text very good. ; Ex-Library 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 Abbott, Jacob History of Romulus
New York Harper & Brothers 1852 First Edition Very Good 
310, 10 advertising pages, illustrations, illustrated half title in color, decorated red cloth, spine sun-faded otherwise very good. From the Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition: "Jacob Abbott's "Rollo Books" - Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, &c. (28 vols. ) - are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. In them Abbott did for one or two generations of young American readers a service not unlike that performed earlier, in England and America, by the authors of Evenings at Home, Sandford and Merton, and the Parent's Assistant. Of his other writings (he produced more than two hundred volumes in all) , the best are the Franconia Stories (10 vols. ) , twenty-two volumes of biographical histories in a series of thirty-two volumes (with his brother John S. C. Abbott) , and the Young Christian, -all of which had enormous circulations. "; 310 pages 
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