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London: Printed and Sold By Luke Hinde, 1757. Octavo. vi, 236 pages. The remarkable story of an English boy raised in a Shepherd's home by a Quaker father who died when he was 12 leaving his mother to manage the farm with its sheep. The boy had an aversion to the Quakers because of their strict religious ways. He… Read more
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image of Discourses on the Christian Revelation viewed in Connection with Modern Astronomy; The Doctrine of Christian Charity Applied to the Case of Religious  Differences;  The Evidence and Authority of Christian Revelation

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Andover, NJ: Mark Newman, 1818. Octavo. The first two works are composed of 379 pages while the third work has 172 pages. Thomas Chalmers influenced Wilberforce, Gladstone, and a host of major religious figures as well as Hugh Miller the best known geologist of his day. His effort for the Hibernian society to distribute Bibles to… Read more
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Columbus, OHio: Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engine Men, 1914. Octavo. pp. 401-525, plus preliminaries, ads. Several full page detailed ads of brake devices (some in color), Besides the many articles on air brakes, there are dozens of technical articles on other equipment (including an electric power that might surpass steam). The article on "fireman and firing" p. 202-203… Read more
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Gypsies and Travelers in Their Own Words

by Sauders, Peter, Jim Clarke, Sally Kendall; Anna Lee, Sakie Lee, Freda Matthrews

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(Leeds: Leeds Travelers Education, 2000). Quarto. 254 pages, index. Gypsies and travelers from several generations describe, in their own words, their lives from early in the 20th century to the opening of the 21st century. These are personal histories and viewpoints but collectively they create a vivid picture of life within these communities and how they changed over the… Read more
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In Gipsy Tents with a New Forward By A.J. Clinch

by Groome, Francis Hindes

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1973
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(Yorkshire, England): E P Publishing, 1973. Octavo. 387 pages. Reprint edition from the 1880 edition with a new forward by A.J. Clinch. The author portrays the individual gipsy personalities with whom he stayed and knew intimately, describes their daily life and in turn brings to the reader accounts of events and happenings told to him by the gipsies. A… Read more
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Album of Odd Fellows Homes, 12th Revised, DeLuxe Edition

by Wolfe, Ida F.

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Published
1927
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Minneapolis, MN: John M. Wolfe Company, 1927. Octavo. 128 pages, index. Founded at the Seven Stars Inn of Baltimore on April 26, 1819. This work has color photographs of the birthplace as well as over 90 other color images of its temples, hospitals, and parks. The International Order of Odd Fellows is one of the great charitable… Read more
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image of Memoir of R.A. Scott Macfied (Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, Third Series, Vol. XIV,  Special Number)

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Edinbugrh: Edinburgh University Press, 1935. Octavo. 120 pages. Illustrated with photographic images. The great gypsy collection of R.A. Scott Macfie is at Liverpool University. In 1907 John Sampson and fellow gypsiologist David MacRitchie persuaded Macfie to revive the Gypsy Lore Society which had been defunct for the previous 14 years. The letter books held in the GLS… Read more
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Gypsies; a Multidisciplinary Annotated Bibliography

by Tong, Diane

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Published
1995
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. 397 pages, subject, names and title index. bibliographic references. Annotated with many works by Gypsy authors or which highlight Gypsy voices. Gypsy authors, reflecting their oppression, were often angry, defiant, or just plain weary of the struggle. During the writing of this book, (1995) the communist regimes… Read more
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NORMAL Presents a Bust Prevention Seminar, Wed. May 17, 1972

by Broadside

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1972
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Tempe, AZ: NormaL, 1972. 8 3/4" X 11" NORMAL National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). A broadside announcing A seminar to be held Wed. May 17, 1972,at 7pm at NEEB HALL, 1 block south of University on Forest-A.S.U. Tempe sponsered by the A.S.U Chapter of NORMAL.with movies, refreshments and music. A fine copy.
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New York, (1907): The Grafton Press. Small Octavo. 116 pages. index. From the library of one of the foremost historians of Oklahoma, Grant Foreman's copy, Muskogee Oklahoma, Aug. 11, 1933. The author shows the policies of the Federal Government in its treatment of the Cherokees. While dealing with injustice and dishonesty, he shows how much was… Read more
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Homosexuality and the Constitution (4 Volume set)

by Leonard, Arthur S.

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1997
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1997. First Edition. Octavo. In 4 Volumes. Vol. 1 Homosexual conduct and state regulation; Vol. 2. Homosexuals and the military; Vol. 3 Homosexuality, politics and speech, Vol. 4. Homosexuality and the family. Arthur S. Leonard is Professor of Law at New York University and founder of New York City's Gay Lawyer's Association. He has… Read more
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Boulder, CO; (1988): Roberts Rinehart. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 174 pages. Limited signed edition (No. 49 of 250 copies).Carl Bode who wrote an important biography of H.L. Mencken knew of the eight thick bound volumes in the Enoch Pratt Free Library all labelled "The Hatrack Case". Included here are newspaper and magazine clippings and other sources… Read more
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In Defense of Women

by Mencken, H. L.

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New York; (1918): Alfred A. Knopf. First Edition. Octavo. . 218 pages. He argued (unlike Schopenhauer) that women were equal to men in many areas of intellect but also often made sounder decisions. He believed in women's suffrage but took a dislike to some of the striden suffragists. He stood in deep appreciation for the strong, independent woman while… Read more
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Worcester, MA: Printed By Isaac Sturtevant for Remark Dunnell, 1814. 16mo. 192 pages. Sharon Block writing in the Journal of American History notes that this is one of the books that terrified and incensed the populace who read about the vicious rapes by the redcoats (p. 116ff.). While courts of law kept the intimate details from the… Read more
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818. Octavo. 454 pages. (Subtitle continues): ...."addressed to the thirty-nine English families by whom the author was deputed in June 1817, to ascertain whether any, and what part of the United States would be suitable for their residence." follows: "with remarks on Mr. Birkbeck's "notes" and "letters" He warned the would… Read more
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Every Man His Own Butler

by [Cyrus redding]

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Published
1839
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London: Whittaker and Co, 1839. First Edition. Small Octavo. Unopened copy. Vignette title page, 200pp. "This work was designed for everyone who buys wine. The chapter on fermentation, is necessary to be thoroughly understood by everyone who keeps wine in his cellar. The dealer in wine can be no master of his calling if he does not understand it."… Read more
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Nina (2 Volume set)

by Bremer, Fredrika (1801-1865)

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Published
1844
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London: Clarke, 1844. 12mo. In two volumes. 276 and 281pp., translated from the Swedish by E.A. Friedlaender. The author was an early Swedish feminist who dealt with prison reform for women and many social issues that outraged a conventional male dominated society. Her novel describes a woman who wants identity apart from fitting into the roles… Read more
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Onward to Fame and Fortune; or , Climbing Life's Ladder

by Thayer, William M.

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Published
1897
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New York: Christian Herald, 1897. Large Octavo. 446 pages, index, profusely illustrated, portraits. While the cult of success can be traced back to Poor Richard's Almanac, it reached its zenith in the Gilded Age in the period from 1870 to 1910. The self-help philosophy of Samuel Smiles was developed by Thayer with hundreds of examples with… Read more
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History of the North American Young Men's Christian Associations (Inscribed By Him to Fellow Leader, O.E. Tyler)

by Morse, Richard C[ary], 1941-1926

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Published
1913
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New York: Association Press, 1913. First Edition. Octavo. xiv, 290pp. (2)pp. ads. Inscribed by the author to Fellow Leader, O.E. Tyler. The best early history of the YMCA by its President Richard C. Morris. He was General Secretary from 1972 to 1915. Tyler first assisted the Navy with its YMCA program which provided places for sailors… Read more
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London: W. Lister, 1865. First Edition. Small Octavo. ix, 178 pp. (2)pp. ads. . While the aristocrats looked down upon the Gipsies for their habits, sloviness and their frequent theft of money or property, Henry Woodcock was among the leading ministers in England who felt they should be viewed as needing the same Gospel that was aimed at all… Read more
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