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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 own methods in my own way.' He srote, 'I was bountifully supplied with books, maps, globes, some school furniture.' With his ... 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

Report of the Second Decade, 1945-1955. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

By: Powell, Lawrence Clark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, University of California: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11526

Condition: Collectible-Fine


25 pages; illustrations; blue paper wrapper with title on the cover (6 x 9 inch) stapled. Also included is the 'Director's Compliments' card for Lawrence C. Powell. A report on the Clark Library and its activities during the decade covered. Fine clean copy. View more info

The Old University of Mexico (Cover Title)

By: Priestley, Herbert Ingram

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of California Chronicle:

Seller ID: 3925

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1935. Reprint from the University of California Chronicle, Vol XXI, No. 4). Rubber stamp lettering, very small letters, on front cover above the author's name, "With the Compliments of the Author". From the first paragraph: "Enthusiasm for education characterized the earliest establishment of the Spanish colonies in America. Wherever the priests went, a school was soon established for the instruction of the natives or a college for the clericals who were already at work as well as for those who were soon to take holy orders. From the colleges sprang the universities." ... View more info

Speech of Josiah Quincy, President of Harvard University, Before the Board of Overseers of That Institution, February 25, 1845, on the Minority Report of the Committee of Visitation, Presented to That Board by George Bancroft, Esq., February 6, 1845

By: Quincy, Josiah

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown: 1845

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 016748

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cover title : "President Quincy's Speech on the Minority Report of Mr. Bancroft". Paper wrapper, string bound. Moderate rubbing and chipping, some minor soiling on cover. Intact and readable. 64 pages. Inscription on title page, "Hon. Edward Everett with the respects of Josiah Quincy." Josiah Quincy III (1772-1864) was a prominent educator and politician. He was President of Harvard from 1829-1845. This booklet contains the text of a speech he gave in response to a critical report submitted by George Bancroft (1800-1891), historian and statesman who was serving on the Harvard B... View more info

Intellectual and Political Currents in the Far East

By: Reinsch, Paul S.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019538

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's blue cloth binding. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4." 395 pages, complete. Index in back. Gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Pages are clean; binding is tight. A clean, fine copy. Paul S. Reinsch (1869-1923) was an American political scientist and diplomat. He served as U.S. Minister to China from 1913-1919. In this book, Reinsch writes his observations on the changing politics of Eastern culture during the early twentieth century. Chapters in this book include: "Asiatic Unit," "Energism in the Orient," "Intellectual Leadership in Contemporary In... View more info

In Our Covent Days

By: Repplier, Agnes

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8416

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's slate green cloth with gilt lettering. Autograph quotation signed by author on dedication page: "Angles Repplier. Philadelphia. Dec. 1905. 'In the dark ages when we went to school, no one had yet discovered that play is more instructive than work.'" Non-authorial inscription on front end paper: "Florence Bascom from Helen J. Robbins. December 25, 1905." Charming essays on the author's early years, with much on her Catholic school years. Some rubbins, tip and bottom of spine. 257 pages. View more info

Domestic Portraiture; or, the Successful Application of Religious Principle in the Education of a Family, Exemplified in the Memoirs of Three of the Deceased Children of the Rev. Legh Richmond

By: Richmond, Legh; Bickersteth, E. (Introduction)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: London, England, R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside: 1835

Seller ID: 019763

Condition: Very Good


Original 3/4 brown leather binding with brown cloth boards. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2." 327 pages, complete. Gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. Leather is a bit worn. Pages are clean and intact except for some foxing on the pages. Covers are intact. Rev. Legh Richmond (1772-1827) was a Church of England clergyman and author. This book discusses proper moral living and how to raise children with Christian values. Reprinted correspondence of the Richmond family included. Introductory remarks by Rev. E. Bickersteth. View more info

Believe it or Not!

By: Ripley

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Simon and Schuster: 1929

Seller ID: 14494

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


63 pages; drawings; color stiff paper illustrated wrapper (5 x 8 inch). Small tear (1/2 inch) at the top of the cover.Small chhip front right hand bottom corner. The 1929 issue in a series of books issued by Simon and Schuster from the famed comic strip. This issue's cover is a 'Lindbergh' facto with an illustration of the 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Very good clean copy. View more info

John Erskine : a Modern Actaeon

By: Robinson, Henry Morton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 016711

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1927. Staple bound, cardstock cover with illustration of bookplate with a knight on horseback on front. Some chipping along edges, not affecting text. 31 pages. 2 x 3 black and white photograph of John Erskine glued inside front cover. From title page, "Together with Mr. Erskine's Radio Speech of September 18, 1927, a short biography, and a bibliography". John Erskine (1879-1951) was an educator and prolific author. He was an English professor at Amherst College and Columbia University, and was one of the influences leading to the "Great Books" movement. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed By G.W. Atherton on Rutgers College Stationery

By: Rutgers College; Atherson, G. W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., 1873

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 6364

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3 page letter, 5 x 8", to a Dr. Parsons telling him of the College's unanimous decision to offer him the Professorship of Mathematics, describing the selection process, hoping "it may prove that your life work is here", extending "open hands and hearts" of Atherton and his wife to Parsons and his wife, offering any help, and stressing that "time is very important for us now, and if you do not come, or do, I hope you will be able to decide early." View more info

Letter to the Teachers of San Francisco; Introducing the Bill Prepared by the Pension Committee of Fifteen, Together with the Bill; Read the Letter, Read the Bill; Bring This Pamphlet with You to the Meeting

By: San Francisco Teachers' Pension Committee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Neal Publishing Company: 0

Seller ID: 020021

Condition: Near Fine


Beige pamphlet with black text. No date, circa 1913. 6" x 8 3/4." Ten pages, complete. A bit of tearing at the spine. Pages are otherwise very clean and intact. A pamphlet that teachers are encouraged to read before they attend a meeting about a bill that would address teachers' pensions and a pension bill. The pamphlet includes a letter by Agnes Regan, Chairman of the Pension Committee of Fifteen, which summarizes the pension bill. The pages that follow describe the main points of the bill in more detail. View more info

Powdered Vegetable Drugs

By: Schneider, Albert

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Pittsburg, Pa, Calumet Publishing Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14514

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


323 pages; figures; red cloth binding, gilt lettering. Wear and fading to the cover, former owner's name in ink on the front flyleaf. Preface - "This work is primarily intended as a text-book for the use of students in colleges of pharmacy." Contents: Chapter 1 - General suggestions on the examination of vegetable powders; Chapter 2 - Causes modifying the characteristics of powdered vegetable drugs; Chapter 3 - Powdering of vegetable drugs; Chapter 4 - Adulteration or Sophistication of vegetable drugs; Chapter 5 - Microscopical examination of powdered vegetable drugs; Chapter 6 - Keys ... View more info

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A General Dictionary of the English Language. One Main Object of Which, is , to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To Which is Prefixed a Thetorical Grammar,

By: Sheridan, Thomas

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London, England, Printed for J. Dodsley: 1780

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12294

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Two volumes; 3/4 leather modern binding. I: [16], unnumbered pages (A through knuckled). II: unnumbered pages.(Lab through zotomy). Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) was a Irish stage actor, an educator, and a major proponent of the 'elocution' movement. This dictionary, known as the 'Respelled Dictionary' was his major publication. Handsome two volume set. View more info

The Golden Book of California : A Record of the First Seventy-Five Years in the Life of the University of California

By: Sibley, Robert [editor]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, California Alumni Association: 1937

Seller ID: 14661

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


1294 pages; illustrations; indexes; blue cloth binding (7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inch). Contents: University of Today, of Yesterday; scholarly Standing; California Almanac; index of educational and financial announcements. Series of indexes; Sponsors of the Golden Book; California Songs. Issued upon the University's seventy-fifth annual. View more info

Past Meridian

By: Sigourney, Mrs. L. H.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14363

Condition: Collectible-Good


iv, 239 pages; blue cloth binding, wear to the exterior (4 5/8 x 7 1/8 inch). Ruminations on the problems of life after the age of 50. Good clean copy. View more info

The Service School Manual, M.V.M.[Massachusetts Volunteer Militia]. Extracts of Military Law, Government, Administration, Customs and Essentials, Map Reading, Aid to Civil Power and Sanitation.

By: Simmons, William S. [compiler]

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, Mass., Wright & Potter Printing Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10320

Condition: Collectible-Fine


271 pages; tables, folding signs & symbols; publisher's gray cloth with title on the cover in black. Manual for state military personnel of Massachusetts during the beginning of the 20th century. Fine clean copy internally fresh. View more info

Extract from an Address on the Training of the Teacher of Mathematics.

By: Slaught, H.E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Allyn and Bacon, Publishers: 1908

Seller ID: 11900

Condition: Collectible-Fine


8 pages; paper wrapper (5 3/8 x 6 5/8 inch) with title on the cover. A brief account of the best methods for teaching mathematics at the high school level. Fine clean copy. View more info

Robert Frost & Bernard DeVoto

By: Stegner, Wallace

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Stanford, California, The Associates of the Stanford University Libraries: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14220

Condition: Collectible-Fine


125 copies printed for members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. [9] pages; illustrations, facsimiles; green stiff paper wrapper (7 x 9 inch) with title on the cover. "Published on the occasion of the Robert Frost Centennial Exhibit, April 28 - August 31, 1974". Story of there friendship and later breakup. Fine clean copy. View more info

The Quill: Published Annually by the Student Body, Nevada City High School, Nevada City, California. Volume XX. June 1923.

By: Student Body of Nevada City High School

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nevada City, CA, Nevada City High School: 1923

Seller ID: 020823

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown wrapper with staple binding. Gilt lettering on front cover. 7" x 10 1/4." Sixty-five pages, complete. Black and white reprinted photographs and illustrations, complete. Twelve pages of eighty-six local advertisements included in the back. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Staples are undamaged and have not rusted. An annual publication written by students of Nevada City High School (NCHS). Includes portraits of the senior class of 1923 and other students and faculty. Group portraits of the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes also inclu... View more info