Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, (2004). First Edition.
Seller ID: 9731gcs
Octavo, tan & boards (hardcover), xii, 372 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket: In 1885, at age thirty-nine, Thomas Edison was perhaps the most celebrated living person in the world. He had already patented the phonograph and the first practical incandescent lamp. Nearing burnout from his frenetic work and recently widowed with three children to raise, he was searching for a way to reinvent himself. In that year he made first acquaintance with the two great loves of his life: Mina Miller and Fort Myers, Florida. Mina soon became his second wife, and Fort Myers -- a remote, almost inaccessibl... View More...
Sandlapper Press, Inc., 1972. First Edition.
Seller ID: 4953bd
Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), 96 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner stamp to ffep., in a Near-Fine dust jacket that has been price-clipped. From dust jacket: July 1666. Henry Woodward stood on a hot Carolina beach, watching the ship bearing his companions disappear over the horizon. A solitary Englishman, alone in the New World, his destiny in the hands of a savage Indian tribe -- what could the future hold? Adventure and discovery, daring missions and narrow escapes lay ahead for this brave English surgeon. Where no white man had ever been, Henry Woodward dared, living by his wits and ... View More...
New York: Chelsea House Publishers, (1990).
Seller ID: vas923
Royal octavo, hardcover (slick, full-color illustrated boards), 119 pp. Fine (As New). Illustrations throughout, large type, side bars. Contents: On Achievement, by Coretta Scott King; A Lot of Hope; Jumping at the Sun; A Dry Season; An Urge to Write; Renaissance; The Spy-glass of Anthropology; Inside of Negro Art and Lore; Success and Controversy; Dust Tracks; Appendix: Books by Nora Neale Hurston; Chronology; Further Readings; Index. View More...
Ward Hill Press, (1991). [Unsung Americans].
Seller ID: 9729gcs
Octavo, hardcover (slick white boards), 98 pp. Fine (As New). Unsung Americans: This biography series presents the achievements of Americans of different cultural and racial backgrounds who, with singular visions and unrelenting determination, helped create a stronger, more diverse and democratic nation. Over the course of her career, Zora Neale Hurston collected two volumes of black folklore and wrote four novels, an autobiography, and numerous short stories and essays. Today she is known for her celebration of the African-American spirit, and for the tales and traditions she helped pres... View More...
New York: The Free Press, (1997). First Edition.
Seller ID: 61256bd
Octavo, white & gray boards (hardcover), 518 pp. Former-owner inscription; otherwise, Fine in a Fine (though price-clipped) dust jacket. From dust jacket: America is home to many scientific and technological visionaries, more in each passing century. In the 20th -- the American -- Century, no visionary stands taller than Vannevar Bush. As the inventor and public entrepreneur who launched the Manhattan Project, helped to create the military-industrial complex, conceived of a permanent system of government support for science and engineering and anticipated the personal computer and the Int... View More...