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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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  • SANAMU: ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN ART by Dick-Read, Robert
    Dick-Read, Robert
    SANAMU: ADVENTURES IN SEARCH OF AFRICAN ART

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Map frontispiece, illustrated with many line drawings and photographs by the author recording his travels in more than 20 African countries "in search of African Art." 271 pp

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a dust jacket with tape at top of spine, spine label.

    Book ID: 54300
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  • MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT. by Draper, Muriel (1886 - 1952)
    Draper, Muriel (1886 - 1952)
    MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Hardcover - Published years after World War I, this book is still haunted by rumbles of the coming catastrophe. It is an account of those whom Muriel and her husband Paul Draper, a noted lieder singer, hosted at their home in the Chelsea section of London - including Henry James, Arthur Rubenstein, Pablo Casals, Diaghilev and others - and also those whom they met at Mable Dodge Luhan's villa in Italy, where they encounter Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten. Back in New York, as a writer and interior decorator, Draper elevated design to art, and as an activist in New York she was involved in the Harlem Renaissance and especially with followers of…

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    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Hardcover - Published years after World War I, this book is still haunted by rumbles of the coming catastrophe. It is an account of those whom Muriel and her husband Paul Draper, a noted lieder singer, hosted at their home in the Chelsea section of London - including Henry James, Arthur Rubenstein, Pablo Casals, Diaghilev and others - and also those whom they met at Mable Dodge Luhan's villa in Italy, where they encounter Gertrude Stein, Carl Van Vechten. Back in New York, as a writer and interior decorator, Draper elevated design to art, and as an activist in New York she was involved in the Harlem Renaissance and especially with followers of Russian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff like Jean Toomer as well as lecturing in favor of peace with the Soviet Union. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates. A very early printing in the same year as the first (code B-D) on copyright page. 237 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gold pasted on labels on front cover and spine - usual toning to the pages, previous owner's name.

    Book ID: 80333
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  • Hassan, Ihab.
    BETWEEN THE EAGLE AND THE SUN: Traces of Japan.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intriguing glimpses of people and customs in modern Japan, written by a man born in Egypt, living in America as a university professor, who visited Japan ten times between 1974-91. From the dj flap: "The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island, but rather a book about the author himself, living among others, living and seeing himself sometimes as another, assaying always to read the hieroglyphs of his past in the scripts of Japan. Lucid as it is intensely felt, at once lyrical and critical, the work offers a beguiling vision of Japan and, by tacit contrast, of America. For…

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    Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intriguing glimpses of people and customs in modern Japan, written by a man born in Egypt, living in America as a university professor, who visited Japan ten times between 1974-91. From the dj flap: "The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island, but rather a book about the author himself, living among others, living and seeing himself sometimes as another, assaying always to read the hieroglyphs of his past in the scripts of Japan. Lucid as it is intensely felt, at once lyrical and critical, the work offers a beguiling vision of Japan and, by tacit contrast, of America. For writing, the author says, is more than praise or blame, it is also knowledge, empathy, and delight. These attributes are evident in Hassan's treatment of Japanese culture, its people and scenes. Indeed, the people, rendered in vibrant portraits throughout the book, abide when all the shadows of romance and exasperation have fled." Includes a photo essay. xx, 206 pp. ISBN: 0-817308199.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37362
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  • MY LIFE AND TIMES: Octave Nine 1946-1953. by Mackenzie, Compton.
    Mackenzie, Compton.
    MY LIFE AND TIMES: Octave Nine 1946-1953.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth volume of his ten volume autobiography. This begins with Mackenzie at age sixty-three, travelling to every battleground between Tunis and Hong Kong where the Indian Army had fought, in preparation for a book on the history of India's achievements during World War II. Photographs. Eight appendices. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-701115777.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (underlining - some in pencil and some in ink- affecting some of the first 80 pages of the book, dj is price-clipped.) Rather hard-to-find.

    Book ID: 40176
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