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  • JOURNAL OF ANN BRANSON: A Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends. by Branson, Ann (1808 - 1891.)
    Branson, Ann (1808 - 1891.)
    JOURNAL OF ANN BRANSON: A Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile's Sons, Printers, 1892. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of this journal which covers the period from 1833 to just 5 days before her death in 1891. Preface by her cousin Asa Branson. The first chapter gives a brief history of early years (she was born in Ohio in 1808). While most of it deals with both the spiritual beliefs of the Quakers, her own spiritual temptations, progress and concerns and her extensive travels - to New England, Pennsylvania, etc, and meetings with others as a minister, there is also some commentary on other matters - in 1845 she commented on the prevalence of "black tongue" or Erysipelas fever and the reports of starvation in…

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    Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile's Sons, Printers, 1892. Hardcover first edition - Posthumous publication of this journal which covers the period from 1833 to just 5 days before her death in 1891. Preface by her cousin Asa Branson. The first chapter gives a brief history of early years (she was born in Ohio in 1808). While most of it deals with both the spiritual beliefs of the Quakers, her own spiritual temptations, progress and concerns and her extensive travels - to New England, Pennsylvania, etc, and meetings with others as a minister, there is also some commentary on other matters - in 1845 she commented on the prevalence of "black tongue" or Erysipelas fever and the reports of starvation in Ireland. In 1848, she discussed her labors and concern relative to California gold-hunting, and during the Civil War she recounted her unsuccessful attempt to keep a young man from going to the army and the notice of his death soon after. Index. 408 pp. Uncommon.

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    Condition: Near fine in embossed brown cloth, with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 35600
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  • Haines, Marie.
    BRAVE REBELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Newberg, OR: Barclay Press, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - Short biographies of heroic Quakers through the years from George Fox and Margaret Askew Fell Fox to the Penningtons, William Penn, Levi Coffman (president of the Underground Railroad) and more. Illustrated. Bibliography. xiii, 160 pp. ISBN: 0-913342-025.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61729
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  • A QUAKER LOVE STORY and Other Poems. by Jones, Maria W.
    Jones, Maria W.
    A QUAKER LOVE STORY and Other Poems.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: J. L. Regan & Co., Printers, 1885. Hardcover first edition - The title poem retells in verse a story first told by the 'heroine' sixty years ago - that is, it was a story of travel over 400 miles of rough mountains by two young women, courting and love, set on the Virginia - Ohio border in the 1820s. The other poems had been published in such magazines as Scribner's, The Century, etc. Engraved frontispiece, one other illustration of Prospect Hill (by Baker), a few decorative tailpieces. 79 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front cover, beveled edges to the boards, decorative endpapers. Gift inscription to "Miss Bigelow from Laura April 15th, 1886" and small bookplate of Oakella Bigelow (1857-1916, Toledo, Ohio.)

    Book ID: 41044
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  • Madison, James, editor. (Merrily Pierce, contributor)
    'Luke Decker and Slavery' in INDIANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, VOLUME LXXXV, Number 1, March 1989.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, 1989. First edition - Also 'Governor James P. Goodrich and Russia' by Benjamin Rhodes and 'Civil War Letters of Daniel Wooten, the Metamorphosis of a Quaker Soldier' by Jacquelyn S. Nelson. Book reviews. 100 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff red wrappers.

    Book ID: 19101
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  • PEGGY OWEN AND LIBERTY. by Madison, Lucy Foster (1865-1932)
    Madison, Lucy Foster (1865-1932)
    PEGGY OWEN AND LIBERTY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1912. Hardcover first edition - The fourth and final book in Madison's Peggy Owen series, the story of a young Quaker girl in Philadelphia and its environs during the American Revolution. Because of her religion, Peggy is at first neutral about the War for Independence, but gradually becomes more and more involved in the fight for freedom. This book focuses on the unrest after the surrender of Cornwallis. Illustrated with a frontispiece with tissue guard and six glossy inserted plates by H. J. Peck. A rather uncommon interesting historical novel, especially in the first edition and in this condition. 456 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated blue cloth covers (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 83946
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