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New Truth and Old : Bulletin of the California Institute of Technology, Volume XXXV, Number 111

By: Millikan, Robert A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Pasadena), California Institute of Technology: 1926

Seller ID: 4072

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Commencement Address at the Institute, June 10, 1926. The speaker reminds the graduating class of the "similarity between the way people lived and talked and thought two thousand years ago and the way they live, talk and think now. The jokes and horse-play of Plautus are amazingly like the humor of Puck or Judge or Life". He then asks, and answers, the question, "can we be truthfully said to have made, or to be making, any real progress?" View more info

Compulsory Education and the Southern States

By: Milton, George F.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The Sewanee Review. 1908. No City.: 1908

Seller ID: 3146

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated wrappers. This paper was read before the Irving Club, Knoxville, Tennessee. The author provides information about compulsory education in various European countries. He states: "The fact that in Germany elementary education has been gene rally compulsory and, to a large extent, also gratuitous, for more than one hundred and fifty years, is recognized to be an essential element in recent political, industrial and commercial successes of the nation. Nothing... View more info

Rural Studies with Hints for Country Places

By: Mitchell, Donald G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner & Co.: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14106

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First Edition, first state. vi, 295, [3] pages; illustrations, plans; ads in back; green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Evidence of minor water damage to the front cover. Donald G. Mitchell (1822-1908) was an American author who wrote on rural subjects. See = Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature #13944 "1 - the final page of the preface is paged iv". Very good clean copy. View more info

Seven Stories, with Basement and Attic

By: Mitchell, Donald G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner & Co.: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14114

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


viii, 314 pages; 1 page ad in back; purple cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Wear to the top and bottom of the spine, fading. Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature #13941 "Binding C." View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - Donald G. Mitchell

By: Mitchell, Donald G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Haven, Conn, 1897

Seller ID: 14668

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Three page autograph letter signed by Donald G. Mitchell from his estate 'Edgewood' (4 1/2 x 7 inch). Donald G. Mitchell (1822-1908) was an American writer (sometimes writing as Ik Marvel), agriculturist, and landscape gardner. This letter is to a Mr. Bridgeman and is in regard to Mitchell's knowledge of Round Hill School in Northampton, Mass (founded by George Bancroft and Joseph Cogswell and operated from 1823 to 1834). Mitchell requests Bridgeman to send him some mate... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - Donald G. Mitchell

By: Mitchell, Donald G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New Haven, Conn, 1904

Seller ID: 14669

Condition: Collectible-Fine


One page letter (4 1/4 x 7 inch) in ink signed by Mitchell. Donald G. Mitchell (1822-1908) was an American author (sometimes writing as Ik Marvell), agriculturalist, and landscape gardener. Among his accomplishments was developing his estate "Edgewater" as an example of park planning. He wrote often about work on the estate. For these achievements he was given an award of recognition by the New England Association of Park Superintendents in 1904. In this letter t... View more info

Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education. With a View of the Principles and Conduct Prevalent Among Women of Rank and Fortune.

By: More, Hannah

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Charleston, S.C., Printed By Samuel Etheridhge: 1800

Seller ID: 12909

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Two volumes bound as one. Half leather binding with marbled boards (4 x 6 3/4 inch). I: 146 pages. II: 136 pages.This title was first published in London in 1799. There were two editions printed in America the next year, one by Etheridge and another by Budd & Bartrom for Dobson, Philadelphia. Either one could be the first American edition. See Evans, National Index of American Imprints numbers 37996 and 37997. Hannah More (1745-1833) was an English religious writer and a... View more info

Environment, Food, and Safety

By: Mrak, Emil M.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Davis, California, University of California: 1972

Seller ID: 10083

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Library Associates of the University Library, Keepsake Number 5. 700 copies printed. 17 pages in green paper wrapper with title on the cover. Emil M. Mrak was Chancellor Emeritus at UC-Davis and served on the Finch Commission dealing with food safety under President Johnson. Mrak was an expert on pesticides with industry leanings. He also played a major role at the Davis campus during its growth in the 1960s. View more info

Carla Wenckebach, Pioneer

By: Muller, Margarethe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ginn and Company. 1908. Boston.: 1908

Seller ID: 2848

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth. Illustrations. Wenckebach was a Wellesley professor of German. Printed by D. B. Updike. Signed by author on half-title. Page tops are gilt. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. From the Foreword: "Among the hundreds, or shall I say thousands, of brave, restless German women who during the latter half of the last century left the Fatherland in order to seek larger, freer fields of activity in foreign countries, none perhaps has done more for her own people or won ... View more info

Horatio Stebbins : His Ministry and His Personality.

By: Murdock, Charles A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston. 1921.: 1921

Seller ID: 1086

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


A flawless copy in flawless dust wrapper. Unread previously. Stebbins was a Unitarian Minister who came to California in 1864. after the death of Thomas Starr King. He came to head the Unitarian Church of San Francisco, where he also participated in educational matters (founding of the University of California and a trustee of Stanford University and the California School for Mechanical Arts. 269 pages. View more info

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The English Reader; or, Pieces in Prose and Verse; Selected from the Best Writers

By: Murray, Lindley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Williams: 1835

Seller ID: 016122

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 1/4 leather binding with cloth covered boards, rubbing and chipping. Splitting at front hinge, foxing throughout. Personal inscription on front fly leaf, "To Thomas H. Goodwin Esq. from C. H. Stone Sandusky 1883". 252 pages with table of contents in back, a collection of stories and poems with instructions on proper reading aloud. View more info

History of the State Normal School at Cheney, Washington

By: Oliphant, J. Orin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Inland-American Printing Company. 1924. Spokane, Washington.: 1924

Seller ID: 2850

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. In the Preface the author notes that the school's early history had to be gathered from a variety of souces because the official school records were all destroyed by fire in 1912. The author has reassembled the early history using for mer faculty, newspaper accounts, public records, etc. The first State Normal School was located at Cheney in 1890. Contents include: Antecedent Conditions; Establishing the State Normal School; Period of Early Growth; Period ... View more info

Early New England Pronunciation, as Reflected in Some Seventeenth Century Town Records of Eastern Massachusetts

By: Orbeck, Anders

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, George Wahr: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14360

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


x, 148 pages; tables, folding map (loose); bibliography; dark chocolate cloth with gilt lettering on cover. A revised version of Orbeck's important Master's written at Columbia University in 1925. Ann Frensinger Sen (Journal of English Linguistics 1974) - "Of foremost importance is Anders Orbeck's 'Early New England Pronunciation', an examination and analysis of seventeenth century town records of Massachusetts. The work stimulated a number of derivative studies .... View more info

The Handbook of Conundrums

By: Ordway, Edith B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, George Sully and Company, Publishers: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14162

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xvii, 198 pages; bound in red cloth, dust jacket chipped along the edges under mylar. Collection of conundrums, witty sayings taken from current sayings, and from historical and mythological sources. The author has divided the conundrums into sections - early English wit; mythological; biblical; historical; civil war period; geographical; literary; alphabet; and general. Very good clean copy. View more info

The Moriartys of Yale.

By: Osborn, Norris G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, Conn., Yale Publishing Association: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12945

Condition: Collectible-Fine


49 pages; boards with paper label on the cover (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 inch). 'Reprinted from the Yale Alumni Weekly' in an edition of 1000 copies. First edition in book form of this history. The Moriartys ran an ale house on Wooster Street in New Haven and later Court Street known as 'The Quiet House', later to Temple Street under the name 'Temple Bar'. Fine clean copy about a favorite 'bar' near Yale University. View more info

How to Stage a Play : A Manual for the Amateur Stage Director

By: Osborne, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, T.S. Denison & Company: 1919

Seller ID: 14505

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


48 pages; figures; color paper wrapper (4 3/4 x 7 1/8 inch). Pamphlet on how to stage a play among amateurs and local groups by someone who is planning to be the director. Very good clean copy. View more info

Edward Rowland Sill: His Life and Work.With Illustrations

By: Parker, William Belmost

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8002

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Bookplate or pocket neatly removed from front pastedown. Details his early life in New England, voyage around the horn to California, his teaching career at Oakland High School (1871-74) and the University of California (1874-82), his poetry, etc. 307 pages, including index. View more info

Life's Sunbeams and Shadows: Poems and Prose with Appendix Including Biographical and Historical Notes in Prose.Volume One.Introduction By Frank M. Pixley

By: Pelton, John Cotter

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Bancroft Company: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7605

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt lettering, somewhat dulled on spine. Kurutz, California Gold Rush Bibliography number 491: "A;;endix A consists of Pelton's recollections of his life in California at the time of the Gold Rush. He was principal of the Phillips' Free School in Andover, Massachusetts, when he received news of the gold discovery. He determined to go to California to establish public schools, and 'there be a schoolmaster without interference, and employ my ... View more info

Pantheum Mythicum, Sev Fabulosa Deorum Historia, Hoc Primo Epitomes. Ervditionis Volumine.

By: Pomey, P. Francisco

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, Germany, Joh. Wilh. Ronnagel: 1738

Seller ID: 14050

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


[12], 282, [14] pages; 26 leaves of plates, many hand colored, some folding (complete); full leather binding (4 x 6 1/2 inch). Jesuit Francois Pomey (1619-1673) wrote this for Classical instruction of 'studious youths' basing the information on Boccaccio, Giraldi & Conti. For two centuries the work served as the mythological handbook for students of Classical religion and mythology. The English translation became known as Tooke's Pantheon of the Heathen Gods and Illustri... View more info

American Ballads and Songs.

By: Pound, Louise [editor]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13567

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"The Modern Student's Library." xxxvi, 266 pages; [10] pages ads in back; notes, index; blue cloth binding. Includes: English and Scottish Ballads in America; Other Imported Ballads and Songs; Native Ballads and Songs; Ballads of Criminals and Outlaws; Western Ballads and Songs; Miscellaneous Ballads and Songs; Dialogue, Nursery and Game Songs. Very useful and informative introduction. Very good clean copy. View more info