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Why Europe Leaves Home by Kenneth L. Roberts - 1922

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Why Europe Leaves Home by Kenneth L. Roberts - 1922

Why Europe Leaves Home

by Kenneth L. Roberts

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[New York]: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1922. First. Very Good-. First edition in dark maroon cloth It is believed to have been Robert's personal copy, autographed on front fly leaf in ink "Kenneth L Roberts, Kennebunk Beach, July 28, 1926" and annotated with pencil comments on several pages as well as inked comments on the rear endpaper and rear board adjacent to pasted newspaper clippings There is no documented provenance for this belief, but the annotations appear in the same hand as the author's signature, and the nature of the comments appears authorial More research would be needed to confirm this however, so I am only offering this copy as a signed book, not necessarily the author's own


This was Roberts' first book, based on his journalistic experiences during and just after World War I For those of us who grew up reading his many thrilling and thoroughly researched historical fiction works, such as Arundel, Northwest Passage and Oliver Wiswell, it is disappointing to find in this work that he was very anti-immigration and anti-Semitic

Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1885 -1957) was an American writer of historical novels He worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in regionalist historical fiction, often writing about his native state and its terrain and also about other upper New England states and scenes For example, the main characters in Arundel and Rabble in Arms are from Kennebunkport (then called Arundel), the main character in Northwest Passage is from Kittery, Maine and has friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the main character in Oliver Wiswell is from Milton, Massachusetts

While a reporter for the Saturday Evening Post in the early 1920s, Roberts wrote many magazine articles that urged strong legal restrictions on immigration from eastern and southern Europe and from Mexico, warning of the dangers of immigration from places other than northwestern Europe His opinions and descriptions of other nationalities and races are difficult to read today, and would not be considered acceptable This book collects some of his Post articles, and is offered not to promote such views, but only as an historical record of the time 356 pp.
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The Life of Jane McCrea: With an Account of Burgoyne's Expedition in 1777
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NY: Baker, Godwin & Co., 1853. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY: Baker, Godwin & Co., 1853. 8vo., 155pp., plus 1pp. advertisement. Blind embossed brown cloth with gilt spine titles and design. Historical accounts of the Revoultion in the upstate NY regions of Fort Edward, Saratoga, Crown Point and the massacres of Jane McCrea and the Allen family. Howes 11179. Field 1683. Signature of Mrs Anna Elmore, Fort Edward, New York, 1865 on front pastedown. Light edgewear, front fly leaf removed, title page and 2 following pages have a closed slit at the gutter, several pages have mild corner creasing, minor, light foxing, but pages clean and bright, binding tight. Very good. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.
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Norwich, Conn: The Henry Hill Publishing Company, 1887. First, Sold Only by Subscription. Near Fine. Political Discussions Legislative, Diplomatic and Popular by James G Blaine Sold by Subscription 1887 Henry Bill Publishing Co, Norwich, Conn Frontispiece portrait 525 pp 925" x 625" Except for a few scuffings on the spine and covers and the slight age toning on the text, this copy could pass for new Appears unread In excellent condition, with strong, tight binding and no marks or damage of any kind James Gillespie Blaine (1830 â€" 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the US House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881 He twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889â€"1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and unsuccessfully sought the… Read More
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Report of Winfield S. Schley, Commander U.S. Navy, Commanding Greely Relief Expedition of 1884
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Washington, DC: US Dept. of Labor, 1960. Very Good+. An interesting historical archive of 10 govermental reports on women in labor from 1920 through 1960, all published by the US Department of Labor Volumes are in fair to near fine condition All are ex-library from The Women's Service Library, Fawcett House, Westminster, London, with small library labels and ink withdrawn stamps on inside front wrappers, but no other markings The collection includes: 1 Bulletin of the Women's Bureau, No 12, The New Position of Women in American Industry, 1920, 158 pp, Tan wrappers, covers detached, but reattached in a basic fashion with archival tape Chipping and small closed tears at edges Text is clean and tight however Fair + condition 2 Bulletin of the Women's Bureau, No 30, The Share of Wage-Earning Women in Family Support, 1923, 170 pp Green wrappers are clean and tight with no marks or damage at all Near fine 3 Bulletin of the Women's Bureau, No 64, The Employment of Women at Night, 1923, 86 pp blue green… Read More
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The Opening of the Adirondacks (1865)(1st ed.)
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First edition, hardcover, New York, 1865. Condition is Very Good: primary condition issue is presence of a modern professional reproduction of the folding map. There is mild to moderate foxing seen on the plates, very little in the text. Some occasional old corner folds. No writing, vandalism or other issues. Binding is sound. Paginates: blanks(2), map, (i)-(viii), (9)-82, blanks(2), 8 unpaginated plates. Original blind stamped boards. Back board shows considerably more wear than the front. The new map is on laid paper similar to that used in the book. An extremely scarce book. None for sale. Last seen at auction 1908. Sabin 461. WorldCat locates 18 physical copies. Please see images of the book you will receive. Notes: Author not identified however occasionally attributed to C. H. Burt. His name can be seen on some of the plates. I have more info on this if you are interested. Feel free to inquire. More notes: the quality of the reproduced map was limited by the mediocre source material.
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Political Discussions - Legislative, Diplomatic and Popular 1856-1886
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Norwich, Conn: The Henry Hill Publishing Company, 1887. First, Sold Only by Subscription. Near Fine. Political Discussions Legislative, Diplomatic and Popular by James G Blaine Sold by Subscription 1887 Henry Bill Publishing Co, Norwich, Conn Frontispiece portrait 525 pp 925" x 625" Except for a few scuffings on the spine and covers and the slight age toning on the text, this copy could pass for new Appears unread In excellent condition, with strong, tight binding and no marks or damage of any kind James Gillespie Blaine (1830 â€" 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the US House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881 He twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889â€"1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and unsuccessfully sought the… Read More
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Report of Winfield S. Schley, Commander U.S. Navy, Commanding Greely Relief Expedition of 1884
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Journal of the Life of Thomas Story: Containing, an Account of his Remarkable Convincement of,...
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Journal of the Life of Thomas Story: Containing, an Account of his Remarkable Convincement of, and Embracing the Principles of Truth, as Held by the People Called Quakers; and Also of his Travels and Labours in the Service of the Gospel

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Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Copyright date 1747. 768 pgs plus Index. Rebound. Folio. Recent full calf with remnants of original paneled. New endpapers. Title page soiled with some small holes in margins, not affecting text. Upper corner of last 20 pages or so chewed, not affecting text, but affecting some page numbers. Contemporary ownership inscription to title page. Some staining to contents and some marginal folds and tears but overall a very good copy. Thomas Story (1670-1742) was an English Quaker convert and friend of William Penn, whose writings were very influential to Quakers. In 1698, he visited colonial America, lectured to Quakers there, and held positions in the Pennsylvania colony. Additional postage may be required.
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Why Europe Leaves Home

Why Europe Leaves Home

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Why Europe Leaves Home

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Why Europe Leaves Home

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Why Europe Leaves Home

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Why Europe Leaves Home: A True Account of the Reasons Which Cause Central Europeans to Overrun...
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Why Europe Leaves Home: A True Account of the Reasons Which Cause Central Europeans to Overrun America; Which Lead Russians to Rush to Constantinople and Other Fascinating and Unpleasant Places; Which

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Why Europe Leaves Home: A True Account of the Reasons Which Cause Central Europeans to Overrun America; Which Lead Russians to Rush to Constantinople ... Royalty and Commoners Into Strange Byways a

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Why Europe Leaves Home - Scholar's Choice Edition

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Why Europe Leaves Home

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Why Europe Leaves home: A true account of the reasons which cause Central Europeans to overrun America which lead Russians to rush to Constantinople and other fascinating and unpleasant places which coax Greek royalty and commoners into strange byways and hedges and which induce Englishmen and Scotchmen to go out at night.

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Erotic Interludes

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The Wounded Land: The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book One

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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Beeswax:  Production, Harvesting, Processing and Procuts
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New York: Wicwas Press, 1984. 8vo size trade paperback; 192 pages with a few illustrations and photographs Contents include: Beeswax Grading and Economics Harvesting Beeswax Commercial Preparation of Beeswax for Market Testing Beeswax Beeswax in Comb Foundation Beeswax in Candles Beeswax in Art and Industry Showing and Judging Beeswax Home Products including Candles and Car and Floor Polishes Moderate wear and edgewear to covers, light soil to top of book and shelf soil to bottom fore-edge. Thanks for shopping with us. 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and life-long learning.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Samuel The Seeker
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Sinclair, Upton. Samuel, The Seeker Copyright 1910. Apparently published by author. No publisher stated. First Edition. States printed at Western Printing and Lithography, Racine, WI. Yellow Boards with black titling. Used. Very Good/ No Dj is Included. Rare/Scarce. A nice copy.
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Oregon; Or, a Short History of a Long Journey

Oregon; Or, a Short History of a Long Journey: Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains, to the Columbia River

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Goldrush Days With Mark Twain, Illustrated with Woodcuts By Henry J. Glintenkamp

Goldrush Days With Mark Twain, Illustrated with Woodcuts By Henry J. Glintenkamp

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William R. Gillis. Goldrush Days with Mark Twain (H. Glintenkamp woodcuts). Copyright 1930. Albert & Charles Boni, NY. With an into by Cyril Clemens. RARE H. Glintenkamp WOODCUTS 6 woodcut illustrations included, Twain frontis (Three old friends), and 5 other historic and realistic woodcut illustrations. MEMOIRS. HISTORY OF NEVADA GOLDRUSH. Summary: Mr. Gillis was a friend of American author/humorist Mark Twain and was with him at Virginia, Nevada in the Goldrush days. In 1859 placer miners in the Great Basin discovered the largest gold and silver strike that had happened in the United States up until that time. RARE H. Glintenkamp WOODCUTS. Used. Good- Condition. 264 pages. Used. Good condition. First few pages are loose. Frontis is still affixed to binding. Green cloth boards gold titling. No titles left on spine. Spine is sunned.
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A Rebel Came Home: The Diary and Letters of Floride Clemson, 1863-1866
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A Rebel Came Home: The Diary and Letters of Floride Clemson, 1863-1866

by Lander & McGee (editors)

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Revised
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Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780872496422 / 0872496422
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Top edge of jacket slightly flared but overall in excellent condition. Book itself is clean and free of any markings except for previous owner's name on first page (Jeanne M. Nixon). Book has some light shelf wear to corners and spine is slightly canted. Solid binding. 189 indexed pages. 0.75" X 6.25" X 9.25" 2cm X 16cm X 23.5cm Part of the series "Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South". Illustrated by Olivia Jackson McGee with additional black and white photo reproductions. Includes a family tree. The Revised edition includes additional material in the form of letters between Floride and her mother Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson between July-October 1863 at the height of the Civil War. The main body of the book is Floride's journal from January 1863 until 1866. The main sections concern Florida's trip to Niagara in summer 1863, the journey form Beltsville Maryland to Pendleton South Carolina at the end of the 1864, and the last says of Floride's grandmother Mr.s John C. Calhoun in… Read More
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America's War for Humanity: Including a Complete History of the World War Up-To-date
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America's War for Humanity: Including a Complete History of the World War Up-To-date

by Russell, Thomas H

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  • first
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Used - Fair
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No Jacket
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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USA: L. W. Walter, 1917. Hardcover with no dust jacket, 1917. Book has heavier corner wear to board corners and edges, and spinefoot, and aging and some soiling to cloth. This book has blue cloth with navy and red text and design. Tipped plate of American flag on center of front board. Interior tanning heavily from age and book has light warping from age and moisture. Has small bookworm hole affecting the upper right corner of pages 23- 83, completely out of the way of any text and only about 1/2 inch in depth. Missing page corner as depicted, affecting the first front illustration page, affects a small amount of caption text, and the edges of 2 photos. Book generally lays flat and is readable and is fairly supple, Binding is decent and will permit reading. Fair condition, but not terrible for its age. 100+ illustrations. A peice of history, as this was basically news when this was printed. RARE EDITION: NOT A REPRINT. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo -… Read More
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