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  • OLD TIME AND YOUNG TOM. by Burdette, Robert J. (1844-1914)
    Burdette, Robert J. (1844-1914)
    OLD TIME AND YOUNG TOM.

    Edition: First edition.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1912). Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays and speeches by this American newspaperman, humorist and later a clergyman who became well-known through his paragraphs in Iowa's 'The Burlington Hawkeye' which he joined in 1872. Includes his most famous lecture, "The Rise and Fall of the Mustache" - in the foreword, he claims to have given this speech more than 5000 times. Laid in is a newspaper article from shortly after his death and tipped onto the rear endpaper is a picture of his final home in California. Top edge gilt. 325 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in burnt sienna cloth with gilt lettering, embossed design on front cover - missing front endpaper, some shelfwear to the edges of the boards and offsetting to the rear endpapers from the newspaper laid in, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85792
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  • LIKE A CONQUERED PROVINCE: The Moral Ambiguity of America. by Goodman, Paul
    Goodman, Paul
    LIKE A CONQUERED PROVINCE: The Moral Ambiguity of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Massey lectures, 6th series - includes six essays ranging from "the empty society" to "is American democracy viable." ix, 142 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78255
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  • RELIGIOUS PERPLEXITIES. by Jacks, L. P. (Lawrence Pearsall 1860-1955)
    Jacks, L. P. (Lawrence Pearsall 1860-1955)
    RELIGIOUS PERPLEXITIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, (1923). Hardcover first edition - The author's foreword notes that "The substance of this little book was delivered in the form of two lectures given at the invitation of the Hibbert Trustees in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham during March and April, 1922." Jacks was an English educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister. Among his early associates were associates included George Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and Oscar Wilde, and in 1922 he hosted the Austrian philosopher and educator, Dr Rudolf Steiner, at Manchester. A small slim volume. 92 pp.

    Condition: Very good in rust colored cloth - binding somewhat cracked before half title page, a few scattered lines with pencil underlining.

    Book ID: 83373
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  • HARMONY OF MAN'S INDUSTRY AND LIVING SPACE. by Spilhaus, Athelstan.
    Spilhaus, Athelstan.
    HARMONY OF MAN'S INDUSTRY AND LIVING SPACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Claremont, CA: Claremont College, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which is perhaps more approriate than ever as we try to navigate the new work-from-home model. A title in the Annual lecture series of the Claremont Colleges with a foreword by Joseph B. Platt who comments that Spilhaus is an oceanographer and meteorologist who also has an "amused understanding of human pervisity." The first lecture is on Indolence and Pollution - but polution is interpreted very broadly as an excess of anything that reduces the quality of your life - including, for example, clutter. A hardcover advance copy sent to Friends of the Claremont Colleges with slip laid in. 65 pp

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the spine and some light soiling to the white dj

    Book ID: 84129
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