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Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science. An Introductory Lecture, Delivered Before the Medical Class of Harvard Univerity, November 6th, 1861.

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Tickner and Fields: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13336

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Frist Edition, binding 1. 80 pages; brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. Missing chips from the top of the spine. On the spine is also the number series 1529. Endpapers glued. Holmes medical lecture for the introduction to the medical course at Harvard Univesity. Very good clean copy. View more info

The New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia; A Reference Library of History, Geography, Biography, Literature, Economics, Civics, Arts, Sciences, Discoveries and Inventions; Six Volumes

By: Holst, Bernhart P., Editor in Chief, and Ruric Neval Roark, Associate Editor

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Holst Publishing Company. 1911. Chicago.: 1911

Seller ID: 2859

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3/4 leather with cloth. Illustrations with many colored plates. Physiological manikins show lifelike colors and the relative size of the organs of the human body. Vol. II has spotting to front cover. Volumes have some wear at corners. Volumes I thro ugh V are the Cyclopaedia; the sixth volume is titled "Practical Home and School Methods of Study and Instruction in the Fundamental Elements of Education with Outlines and Page References Based on The New Teachers' and P... View more info

Collection of Autograph Letters Signed By Alanson Hopkinson.

By: Hopkinson, Alanson G.

Price: $350.00

Seller ID: 10493

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Collections of eleven autograph letters signed from the period of 1850 to 1869. Total of 41 pages: from Cleveland, Ohio (6 letters); Lemington, Maine (4 letters); and Hanover, New Hampshire (1 letter). Alanson G. Hopkinson (1823-1896) was an influential figure in public education in Cleveland in the 1850s and 1860s. From South Lemington, Maine, he graduated from Dartmouth in 1851 and began to work in public education and was named superintendent of Ohio City Grammar Scho... View more info

The Moss Rose for 1852

By: Howard, Emeline P.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Cornish, Lamport & Co., Publishers: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14155

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


344 pages; plates; full leather binding (spine repaired) with gilt design and embossed on the covers and spine, gilt edging to the pages. Assembled for the lovers of flowers with a bouquet of fashionable literature. Among the articles are "The Anglo-Saxon Race" Martin F. Tupper; "The Angel Watcher" E.P. Howard; "The Esmeralda" J.F. Cooper; "The Chanting Cherubs" Richard H. Dana; "To the Sun Dial" John Quincy Adams; "Wayside Flo... View more info

Respectability : Its Rise and Remedy

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $37.50

Publisher: East Aurora, New York, Elbert Hubbard / Roycrofters: 1905

Seller ID: 11236

Condition: Collectible-Fine


122 pages; leather binding with title on the cover. Collection of thoughts and ideas by the author while traveling. His views from religion to business. Fine clean copy. Elbert Hubbard was a follower of William Morris's Arts and Crafts Movement and prolific writer. His shop, of which this book is a product, lasted from 1895 to 1938. Hubbard and his wife died on the Lusitania and their son lead the community until its closing in 1938. View more info

A New Self-Teaching Course in Practical English and Effective Speech: Comprising Vocabulary Development, Grammar, Pronunciation, Enunciation, and the Fundamental Principles of Effective Oral Expression.

By: Hunter, Estelle B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, The Better-Speech Institute of America.: 1935

Seller ID: 9588

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Fifteen pamphlets [28 to 32 pages each] boxed with cover sheet discussing the home course, complete. Title band across the cover of the box. Deals with the correct standard-english version usage in conversation and correspondence along with lessons to achieve it. In very good condition. Complete sets are uncommon. View more info

Literary Landmarks of the Scottish Universities

By: Hutton, Laurence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10011

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xi, 200 pages; frontispiece, illustrations; index; in Publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt illustration on the cover and title, author & publisher on the spine. Bookplate of Kellogg Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont inside the cover. Account of the universities in Scotland and their history. Nice, clean copy. View more info

The Centrifugal Pump, Turbines and Water Motors : Including the Theory and Practice of Hydraulics

By: Innes, Charles H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Manchester, England, The Technical Publishing Company Limited.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14721

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


viii, 178 pages; diagrams, equations; [2] pages ads in back; blue cloth binding with gilt lettering (5 x 7 3/8). "The matter comprising this book may be divided into five parts; the first deals with general principles, the second with pressure engines producing rotary motion, the third with turbines whose power is obtained by altering the direction and motion and velocity of the water, the fourth with the centrifugal pump, and the last treats very shortly upon the su... View more info

The Practical Education

By: Jordan, David Starr

Price: $12.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Harr Wagner Publishing Company: 1916

Seller ID: 4201

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


13-page booklet. Frontispiece of the author. The speaker comments on education: "An education which takes but little time and less effort, and leads at once to a paying situation, is not practical. It is not good, because it will never lead to anything better". "Only by doing some one thing better than any one else, can a man find a worthy place in our complex social fabric". Catalog typed note from Cal. State Library affixed to inside front cover. View more info

The Days of a Man, Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher and Minor Prophet of Democracy

By: Jordan, David Starr

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Yonkers on Hudson, New York, World Book Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8424

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Two volumes. Volume One 1851-1899; Volume Two 1900-1921. Jordan (b. 1851--d. 1931) was the first president of Stanford University (1891-1913) after serving in the same capacity at Indiana University (1885-1891). He was a man of many interests and wide experience in ichthyology, education, pacifism, medicine, politics, eugenics, etc. These two massive volumes reflect all of those interests. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt lettering. The dust wrappers have a few pin... View more info

Knowing Real Men

By: Jordon, David Starr

Price: $12.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Harr Wagner Publishing Company: 1916

Seller ID: 4200

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


13-page booklet. Frontispiece of the author. The text is a graduation address given by the author to the Class of 1908 at Stanford University. He begins his remarks: "In a recent address, Professor William James has told us that the best result of a college education should be that you should 'know a good man when you see him'." He believes that although athletics and a healthy body are very important, that too much emphasis is placed on college sports programs r... View more info

My Lantern

By: Kawai, Michi

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Japan, The Author: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10968

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


230 pages; illustrations, drawings; bound in publisher's gray-green cloth with gilt title on the cover and spine. Inscribed by the author "Michi Kawai, Keison Girl's School, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan [vertical Japanese characters]" Very good clean copy. Ms Kawai, graduate of Bryn Mawr, wrote this autobiography after returning to Japan in 1927. Includes accounts of her overseas travels and education, working for the YMCA, running a all-girls school in Japan, the 1... View more info

One Day with Whistler

By: Keppel, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Frederick Keppel & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 14147

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Reprinted from 'The Reader' of January 1904."23 pages; facsimile; green paper wrapper (3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inch). An account of the activity between Frederick Keppel (art dealer) and Whistler before the artist's death. Very good clean copy. View more info

The Dutch Schools of New Netherland and Colonial New York

By: Kilpatrick, William Heard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1912

Seller ID: 015786

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


United State Bureau of Education Bulletin, 1912, No. 12, Whole Number 483. Gray paper binding, some chipping and staining, tear at spine, "J. F. Nuner" written in pencil on front cover. 239 pages with index, notes in margin in pencil. A history of education in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherlands and Colonial New York. View more info

Striking Research Gold : Distinguished Collections in California Independent Academic Libraries

By: Koch, Peter Rutledge

Price: $15.00

Publisher: California Private Academic Libraries: 1988

Seller ID: 14225

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Edition of 1000 copies by Peter Rutledge Koch, Oakland. 32, [3] pages; index; white stiff paper wrapper (5 5/8 x 8 3/4 inch). A brief introduction is provided by Lawrence Clark Powell. This is followed by a survey of the holdings of private colleges in California from the Azusa Pacific University to Whittier College. It includes the large Stanford University collections and the University of Southern California holdings. An important introduction to the private holdings ... View more info

Jack's Stunt Book, 1923. Published Annually .

By: Kumler, John M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, National Stunt Exchange: 1922

Seller ID: 14402

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


48 pages; drawings; tan paper wrapper (4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inch). A collection of various humorous jokes or stunts played on other people as a group joke. Among them fake membership, speeches, awards, contests, and so on. Very good copy of the amusing pamphlet. View more info

Leavitt's Farmer's Almanack, Improved, and Miscellaneous Year Book, for the Year of Our Lord 1889; Being Until July Fourth, the Hundred and Thirteenth of America's Independence. Calculations as to the Latitude and Longitude, So as to Answer (cont.) .

By: Leavitt, Dudley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Concord, Mass, Edson C. Eastman: 1888

Seller ID: 11389

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


(title cont.) " . for all the New England States. Containing with the more than useful Astronomical Calculations, a larger quantity and greater variety than are to be found in any other Almanack of Matter, Useful, Curious and Entertaining. . Calculations According to Clock Time." 45 pages; tables; paper wrapper with title on the cover, advertisement (BLUE 4 1/4 X 2 1/2 inch) sown in to the binding on the outside. Designed for use in the New England states. View more info

A Shorte Introduction of Grammar . With an Introduction By Vincent J. Flynn, President, College of St. Thomas

By: Lily, William

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Scholars' Fascimilies & Reprints: 1945

Seller ID: 8534

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publisher's black cloth with gold lettering. A fascimile of the 1567 edition that is housed in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. 12 page introduction by Flynn. Fascimile text unpaginated. View more info

Abraham Lincoln : Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858. Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. [II: Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, Presidential Messages and Proclamations]

By: Lincoln, Abraham

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Press - The Library of America.: 1989

Seller ID: 14723

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Privately printed for the members of The Classics of Liberty Library. 2 volumes; quarter leather binding with all edges gilt , blue boards with gilt decoration; (5 x 8 inch). Fine clean set of the two volumes. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed

By: Lyttelton, Lord Geroge William

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 8089

Condition: Collectible-Fine


One page. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. On stationery of the Schools Inquiry Commission. No date, but circa 1868. Lyttelton (1817-76) sat on the Commission, which in the 1860's established the need for secondary education for young women in England. This note, to an unnamed correspondent, sets up an appointment "at 11 tomorrow." View more info