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(Providence: By J. Howard for I. R. Potter, 1824), A SCARCE EARLY AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY AND INSPIRATION FOR HERMAN MELVILLE. Potter's story is according to Howes "purported autobiography, of dubious authenticity" and tells of the more
ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers. With a foreword by Arthur M.
[Roosevelt] Lash, Joseph P.
(Franklin Center, PA.: The Franklin Library, 1981), PRIZE WINNING BIOGRAPHY OF THE ROOSEVELTS IN BEAUTIFUL LIMITED FORMAT AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. A close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lash won both the more
[Scott, Sir Walter]; Grierson, Sir Herbert
(London: Constable and Co, 1938), FIRST EDITION. Grierson's fine biography of one of the greatest names in English literature. This was the first edition available other then as part of more
Wilkins, W. H.
(London: Longmans, Green, 1901), Wilkins' biography of Caroline, the Queen consort of George II. An unusual design on the bindings. 8 volumes. Extra-illustrated edition, with 50 plates, some of more
LIFE OF CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD F. BURTON, K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S. By His Wife Isabel Burton. Edited, With a Preface, by W.
[Burton, Captain Sir Richard Francis]; Burton, Isabel
(London: Duckworth & Co., 1898), VERY SCARCE. IMPORTANT WRITINGS ON SIR RICHARD BURTON INCORPORATING MUCH OF HIS OWN TEXT. Burton's personal diary was the foundation of Isabel's controversial biography. In more
LIFE OF CHARLES JAMES MATHEWS Chiefly Autobiographical with Selections From His Correspondence and Speeches
[Theatre] Dickens, Charles (the younger), editor
(London: Macmillan, 1879), SCARCE WORK ON THIS POPULAR ACTOR AND DRAMATIST. A son of the actor Charles Mathews, he achieved a greater reputation than his father in the more
(London: By R.I. to be sold by John Wright, 1650), SCARCE FIRST EDITION WITH THE RARELY ENCOUNTERED PORTRAIT FRONTISPIECE. A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNT OF KING JAMES I WRITTEN BY A MEMBER OF HIS COURT. more
LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America, Through the War Which
[Washington, George]; Ramsay, David
(New York: Hopkins & Seymour, 1807), AN IMPORTANT WORK BY THE AUTHOR considered the first major historian of the American Revolution. Other then Marshall's, Ramsay's Life of Washington is considered the more
COMPLEAT ANGLER, The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert & Sanderson, With Love and Truth, Miscellaneous Writings, Edited by Geoffrey
(Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1929), THE NONESUCH COMPLETE WORKS OF IZAAK WALTON, A HANDSOME PRODUCTION DESIGNED AND COMPLETED UNDER THE CARE OF FRANCIS MEYNELL. It is also the first edition more
Stanley, Henry; Dorothy Stanley, editor
(London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., ), VERY SCARCE IMPRINT OF THIS IMPORTANT AND CLASSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The first nine chapters are from Stanley's own pen, though he died before the autobiography was more
Stanley, Henry; Dorothy Stanley, editor
(Toronto and London: The Musson Book Company Limited [and] Sampson Low, Marston and Co., LTD., 1909), VERY SCARCE IMPRINT OF THIS IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. STANLEY'S CLASSIC AUTOBIOGRAPHY. The first nine chapters are from Stanley's own pen, though he died before the more
(New York: Harper and Brothers, 1924), A VERY NICE SET, WELL PRESERVED AND A HANDSOME COPY OF THE FIRST STATE OF THE FIRST EDITION. "As might be expected of anything which more
CHARLES DARWIN: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and in a Selected Series of His Published Letters. Edited by
(New York: Appleton and Company, 1893), AN IMPORTANT WORK. This is the first and basic life of Darwin. It contains the first version of Darwin's autobiography, which was edited to avoid more
(London: Printed by Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1793), IMPORTANT PRINTING IN CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF GILT. The first 8vo edition of what is perhaps the greatest biography ever written in the English language, in more