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Sunshine at Home: Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Review and Harold: 1883

Seller ID: 2266774

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, stain on rear wrapper. 1883 Large Hardcover. 112 pp. Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations. View more info

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A Life of William Shakespeare

By: Adams, Joseph Quincy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266251

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light general wear, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. xvi, 559 pp. Adams was descended from the Presidential family, and was the first appointed director of the Folger Shakespeare Library. William Shakespeare (/??e?ksp??r/ SHAYK-speer; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He is often called England's national poet, and the Bard of Avon.[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of ... View more info

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Agnes and the Little Key: or, Bereaved Parents Instructed and Comforted. By Her Father.

By: Adams, Nehemiah

Price: $30.00

Publisher: S.K. Whipple and Company: 1857

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2260294

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. No jacket, a few light spots to boards, ink note on front endpaper. 1857 Hard Cover. vii, 191, [4] pp. Reverend Nehemiah Adams (February 19, 1806 – October 6, 1878) was an American clergyman and writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts,[1] in 1806 to Nehemiah Adams and Mehitabel Torrey Adams. He graduated from Harvard University in 1826, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1829. That same year, he was ordained as co-pastor, with Abiel Holmes, of the First Congregational Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[2] In 1832, he married Martha Hooper. In 1834, he became pastor... View more info

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The Best of Baseball: Baseball's Greatest Players, Teams, Games, and More

By: Adomites, Paul; Wisnia, Saul; Nemec, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263703

ISBN: 0785316914

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Ink name on front endpaper. 1996 Large Hardcover. 216 pp. ...a collection of the sport's greatest players, managers, teams, games, ballparks, and so much more. ...With lively text and over 300 engaging photos... View more info

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Nothing is Impossible: The Story of Beatrix Potter

By: Aldis, Dorothy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290349

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges lightly bumped. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1969 Hard Cover. xi, 156 pp. Drawings by Richard Cuffari. A biography of the woman who created Peter Rabbit as well as other stories read by children all over the world. View more info

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Lucinda; or, The Mountain Mourner (Writing American Women)

By: Anthony, Mischelle B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265270

ISBN: 0815632088

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. In 1807, a small rural New York press published the first edition of P. D. Manville’s Lucinda; or the Mountain Mourner. Over the next five decades now fewer than ten printings of the novel appeared in three different states. In the book, the eponymous heroine is one of seven children left to the ailing and poverty-stricken widower Adrian Manvill. Although it is a memoir, Lucinda reads like a sentimental epistolary novel, where the heroine is seduced, abandoned, and then dies in isolation shortly after her illegitimate child is born. Mi... View more info

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The Young Ardizzone: An Autobiographical Fragment

By: Ardizzone, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287697

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark on top page ridge, minor general wear. 1970 Hard Cover. 144 pp. Few author-artists since Beatrix Potter have enjoyed such international popularity as Edward Ardizzone (1900-1975). His easily recognizable drawings enliven the pages of numerous books for children. But he is probably best known for the Tim and Lucy books which he both wrote and illustrated. These are classics, and are now being read to children by parents and grandparents who loved them when they themselves were young. In this 'autobiographical fragment', Edward Ardizzone tells of his own childhood u... View more info

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The Hermitage: A History and Guide. The Home of General Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States

By: Arnold, James E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Ladies' Hermitage Association: 1967

Seller ID: 2267212

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 1967 Soft Cover. 74 pp. The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. Jackson only lived at the property occasionally until he retired from public life in 1837. Enslaved men, women, and children, numbering nine at the plantation's purchase in 1804[3] and 110 at Jackson's death,[4] worked at the Hermitage, principally involved in growing cotto... View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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The Girl on the Wall: One Life's Rich Tapestry

By: Baggott, Jean

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Icon Books: 2009

Seller ID: 2265007

ISBN: 1848311265

Condition: Near Fine


2009 Hard Cover. xv, 350 pp. Jean Baggott is 'the girl on the wall' - a 1948 photograph taken of her when she was eleven - whose life was never going to be remarkable and the pinnacle of whose achievements would come from being a wife and a mother. Almost 60 years later, with her children gone, dealing with the loss of the love of her life, Jean began the education denied to her as a girl. Inspired by ceilings of Lincolnshire's Burghley House and by the History degree she had begun, Jean began to stitch a tapestry which looked back at her life and the changing world around her. It took sixteen... View more info

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The Sweet Hell Inside: A Family History

By: Ball, Edward

Price: $8.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194689

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine cocked, ink name and date on front endpaper, remainder mark.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. xv, 384 pp. 'The Sweet Hell Inside' recounts the lives of the Harleston family of South Carolina, the progeny of a Southern gentleman and his slave who cast off their blemished roots and achieved affluence in part through a surprisingly successful funeral parlor business. Their wealth afforded the Harlestons the comfort of chauffeurs, tailored clothes, and servants whose skin was darker than theirs. It also launched the family into a generation of glory as painters, performers, and phot... View more info

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William P. Letchworth: A Man for Others

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1994

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286757

ISBN: 0960813209

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Edges and title page foxed, owner bookplate inside front wrapper. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 214 pp. This book captured the essence of the man who to much is given, much is expected in the 19th century when children were relegated to almshouses and were homeless in the streets in the backdrop of wealth and industrialization in New York State. The book captures the psychology of this man whose legacy continues today. It is a well written book that captures the dramatic events influencing and shaping ... View more info

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An Englishman in the Court of the Tsar: The Spiritual Journey of Charles Sydney Gibbes

By: Benagh, Christine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Conciliar Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283753

ISBN: 1888212195

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1 inch closed internal tear along jacket spine, otherwise an excellent copy. 2000 Hard Cover. 296 pp. 8vo. Map precedes text. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the early twentieth century, this fascinating true-life account reads almost like a novel. Demoralized by the encroaching liberalism of the Anglican Church, Englishman Charles Sydney Gibbes travels abroad in a crisis of faith. Finding work as a tutor to the Russian aristocracy, his world is changed forever when he receives a personal invitation from Empress Alexandra Fedorovna to become a tutor to her children. His in... View more info

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Manchild in the Promised Land

By: Brown, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Signet: 1966

Seller ID: 2266835

Condition: Good


Front wrapper lightly foxed, spine creased, rear wrapper creased, pages lightly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 429 pp. Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable stories of our time. This is a thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans who had moved from being sharecroppers in the South to the promised lands in th... View more info

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O'Malley of Shanganagh

By: Byrne, Donn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Century Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1851507

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. First edition. Orange cloth boards with black titles. White jacket with illustration on front. Donn Byrne (born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne) (20 November, 1889 – 18 June 1928) was an Irish novelist. He was born in New York City where, he claimed, his Irish parents were on a business trip at the time, and soon after returned with them to Ireland. He grew up being equally fluent in Irish and English, growing up in an area where some Irish Irish was still spoken. Recent research (201... View more info

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Great Lion of God: A Major Novel About St. Paul

By: Caldwell, Taylor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281569

ISBN: 0385000421

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint ring stain on front jacket panel, jacket price clipped, jacket lightly toned. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 629, [5] pp. 8vo. This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians during the time of Jesus and shortly thereafter. It is a rich and textured work that combines Caldwell's wonderful literary skills with a profound spiritual depth that reveals the amazing story of Paul, the persecutor turned Apos... View more info

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The Private Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France Navarre to Which are Added Personal Recollections Illustrative of the Reigns of Louis XIV, XV, XVI [with] Autobiographical Memoirs of Madame Campan, First Lady-in-Waiting to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre, with Some Records of Her Life and Conversations, in Two Volumes

By: Campan, Jeanne Louise Henriette; Mm. Barriere & Maigne

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Scribner and Welford: 1883

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2283887

Condition: Very Good


New and revised edition. Edges lightly rubbed, bookplates on front endpaper of each indicating these belonged to someone named Salisbury. 1883 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. lxxvi, [2], 397, [1]; ix, [3], 398 pp. 8vo. Brown cloth, gilt titles and black and gold decorations.. Marie Antoinette; born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793) was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor. She became Dauphi... View more info

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A Christmas Memory

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Random House: 1956

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2281627

Condition: Fine


2nd printing, following the limited edition and the similar (first) trade printing with a blue cloth spine. Still in original plastic wrap. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 45 pp. First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: It's fruitcake weather! Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and ... View more info

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A Christmas Memory; One Christmas; The Thanksgiving Visitor

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286006

ISBN: 0679602372

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [4], 107, [9] pp. 8vo. Three works in one volumes: A Christmas Memory; One Christmas; The Thanksgiving Visitor. Includes a new introduction for this edition. First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: It's fruitcake weather! Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two inno... View more info

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Heroism of Hannah Duston, together with The Indian Wars of New England.

By: Caverly, Robert B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: B.B. Russell & Co., Publishers: 1874

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2293116

Condition: Good


1875 printing. First gathering loose but included, corners a bit rubbed, ink initials on front endpaper. 1874 Hard Cover. 408 pp. 8vo. Original red-orange cloth, gilt titles and rules with Indian chief on spine, blind-stamped triple border. Frontispiece of author. A biography of Hannah Duston, along with an account of the Indian wars in New England. Hannah Duston's fame came as a result of events that occurred in 1697... King William's War had increased fear of Indian attack in this frontier area, and Thomas Duston had been appointed captain of the local garrison. On 15 March 1697 Thomas was w... View more info

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Adventures of Lafayette

By: Cecil, E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company: 1929

Seller ID: 2208484

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned.Multiple chips and tears to jacket edges, jacket front lightly foxed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. This book tells the fascinating life of the adventurous Marquis de Lafayette. It relates his exciting career as a volunteer during the days of the American Revolution and his stirring experiences during the early days of the French Revolution. His intimate association with the thrilling events in France during the days of Napoleon Bonaparte is also told. Illustrated in black and white with drawings that convey the spirit of the times.K... View more info

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Life of George Washington, Written for Children

By: Cecil, E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Crosby, Nicholas, and Company: 1859

Seller ID: 2196163

Condition: Good


Spine lightly cocked, cover and pages toned, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, stamp on front endpaper, multiple pages soiled. 1859 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. Includes hand-colored plates. A narration of the life of George Washington, written with a child audience in mind. 31 pages of other titles from the same Publisher (Crosby, Nicholas, and Company, Boston) follow text.Keywords: GEORGE WASHINGTON AMERICAN HISTORY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CHILDREN NONFICTION View more info

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Between the World and Me

By: Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau: 2015

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289002

ISBN: 0812993543

Condition: Near Fine


National Book Award Winner sticker on front wrapper. Newspaper clipping laid in. An excellent copy. 2015 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 152 pp. By the writer Marvel's Black Panther comic series. National Book Award Winner. In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but... View more info

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My Confederate Kinfolk: A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots

By: Davis, Thulani

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Basic Civitas Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270997

ISBN: 0465015557

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author. vii, 324 pp. "Starting with a photograph and some writings left by her grandmother, Thulani Davis goes looking for the "white folk" in her family - a Scots-Irish family of cotton planters unknown to her - and uncovers a history far richer and stranger than she had ever imagined. When Davis's grandmother died in 1971, she was writing a novel about her parents, Mississippi cotton farmers who met after the Civil War: Chloe Curry, a former slave from Alabama, married with... View more info

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Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe

By: de la Mare, Walter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited / The Fountain Press: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202722

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #235 of 650. Hand-numbered and signed by author on limitation page. Boards a bit soiled. 1930 Large Hardcover. 285 pp. Tall 8vo. 10 3/8 x 6 1/2. A survey of desert islands in literature by English poet and novelist best known for his children's books. Numerous engraved illustrations by Rex Whistler.Keywords: HISTORY BIOGRAPHY NONFICTION LITERARY ESSAY CRITICISM CLASSICS LIMITED EDITION DESERT ISLANDS ROBINSON CRUSOE REX WHISTLER View more info

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American Spies (Real Life Stories)

By: Deming, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company: 1960

Seller ID: 2279753

Condition: Good


No jacket, laminate along front hinge starting, from board slightly bowed, pages faintly toned. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Real life stories of undercover agents in our history. Persons include: Job Kattenanit in the Lancaster raid of King Philip's War; Robert Stobo of the French and Indian War; Charles Morgan of the Revolutionary War; Samuel Brady (The Vengeful Indian Fighter) of the Revolutionary War; Manuel Dominguez; Maria Belle Boyd of the American Civil War; [Sarah] Emma Edmonds of the American Civil War; Andrew Rowan of the Spanish-American War; Fred... View more info

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The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

By: Demos, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2283936

ISBN: 0679759611

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Pages faintly toned. 1995 Trade Paperback. xiii, 316 pp. National Book Award finalist. Describes the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the capture of Puritan minister John Williams and his five children, one of whom remained with her captors despite numerous attempts to free her. Eunice Williams, also known as Marguerite Kanenstenhawi Arosen, (17 September 1696 – 26 November 1785) was an English colonist taken captive by French and Mohawk warriors as a seven-year-old girl from Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1704. Taken to Canada with more than 100 o... View more info

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The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter

By: Dennison, Matthew

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283699

ISBN: 0312376987

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Page edges faintly foxed. 2007 Hard Cover. x, [8], 302 pp. 8vo. An engrossing biography of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter that focuses on her relationship with her willful mother---a powerful and insightful look into two women of significant importance and influence in world history. Beatrice was the last child born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died when she was four and Victoria came to depend on her youngest daughter absolutely, and also demanded from her complete submission. Victoria was not above laying it down regally even with her own chil... View more info

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Ulysses S. Grant (American Crisis Biographies)

By: Edmonds, Franklin Spencer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: George W. Jacobs & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 2276839

Condition: Good


No jacket, hinges previously mended, front hinge starting again, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and pencil note on front endpapers, pencil marks on rear endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 376 pp. A biography of Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant;[a] April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States, Commanding General of the Army, soldier, international statesman, and author. During the American Civil War Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln. During the Reconstr... View more info

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Eneas Africanus

By: Edwards, Harry Stillwell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The J.W. Burke Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2290418

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal loss of gilt from front board, brief pencil note on rear endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. 47, [1] pp. Eneas Africanus is perhaps the most popular pro-slavery text in United States' history. Published by Harry Stillwell Edwards (1855-1938) in 1919, this tract's claimed astronomical sales in the millions may have been exaggerated but are nonetheless indicative of the story's enormous popularity. At least 45 editions were published between 1920-2007; they include one Spanish translation (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1920) and a Canadian edition (Toronto: McClellan & Stewart, 1937). An illustrate... View more info