Monday, January 31, 2011

Biography

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For the most part our books are reading copies—wear and tear, but still enjoyable, usable books. I will use the following scale to evaluate their condition, noting any major blemishes in the description of the individual books:

Excellent—Like New, not EX-Library, like you would find at a new bookstore

Very Good—Maybe ex-library, maybe not (if not will say "NOT ex-lib"), very good shape, maybe a few page creases, or pencil marks, etc, still a very good book with tight binding and clean pages

Good—Some wear to cover and pages to be expected, may have had some hinge repair, but book is still solid, a very decent copy

Fair—Expect more wear and tear, tape reinforcement to spine or inside covers, tape to page tears, smudges on pages are usually present

Poor—Really sad book that has seen better days, still contains the wonderful ideas of the book, but is lacking on the physical appearance!

Condition Note: All are HARDBACK and Ex-Library with usual stamps and pockets, etc. unless otherwise noted. OOP means this book is Out of Print. Unless we have inadvertently misrepresented a book's condition, all sales are final.  Thanks for looking!


BIOGRAPHY

Biography Series:

Childhood of Famous Americans:

Edward Bok: Young Editor, Elisabeth Myers. 1967. NOT ex-library, excellent condition. $10.00 OOP
Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker, Augusta Stevenson. 1943, 1986. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $3.00 TQH*
William Bradford: Pilgrim Boy, Bradford Smith. 1953. Light edgewear, clear tape reinforces spine and fore-edges. Good condition. This is a very rare book in this popular series. $15.00 OOP TQH*
Albert Einstein: Young Thinker, Marie Hammontree. 1961. PAPERBACK, cover has been reinforced with clear archival laminate. MY ex-library. Very good condition. $4.00 TQH*
Glenn L. Martin: Boy Conqueror of the Air, Ruth Harley. 1967. Light wear to edges and headcap. Good condition. $7.00 OOP TQH*
Teddy Roosevelt: All-Round Boy, Edd Winfield Parks. 1953, 1961. PAPERBACK, cover has been reinforced with clear archival laminate. MY ex-library. Very good condition. $4.00 TQH*
George Westinghouse: Young Inventor, Montrew Dunham. Light edgewear, MY ex-library, good condition. $6.00 OOP TQH*

Trailblazer Books:

Kidnapped by River Rats (William and Catherine Booth), Dave & Neta Jackson. 1991. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $3.00 TQH*
The Betrayer's Fortune (Menno Simons), Dave & Neta Jackson. 1994. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition, $3.00 TQH*

Messner Biographies:

Soldier, Statesman, and Defendant: Aaron Burr, Jeannette Covert Nolan. 1972. Very good condition with DJ. $7.00 OOP TQH*
The Man Who Wouldn't Give Up: Henry Clay, Katharine Wilkie. 1961. Good condition with DJ. $8.00 OOP TQH*

Miscellaneous Biographies:

Hero Tales: Volume III, Dave and Neta Jackson. 1998 PAPERBACK, MY ex-library, light general wear, fair condition. $5.00 TQH*
Atlas of the Presidents, Donald Cooke. 1964, 1967. Chapters on each of the Presidents from Washington to Johnson. Good condition overall. $3.00 OOP
Invincible Louisa: The Story of Louisa May Alcott, Cornelia Meigs. 1933, 1968. Edge of cover have hard wear, fair condition overall. Newbery Award Winner. $5.00 TQH*
Listening to Crickets: A Story About Rachel Carson, Candice Ransom. 1993. A Carolrhoda Creative Minds Biography. NOT ex-library, PAPERBACK, very good condition. $3.00 TQH*
The Story of George Washington Carver, Eva Moore. 1971. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library. There is a class schedule pasted inside front cover of this book. Good condition. I first "met" Dr. Carver through the pages of this very book! $2.00 TQH*
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor, Margaret Davidson. 1964, 1990. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $3.00 OOP TQH*
Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates. 1950, 2007. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH* ADE***
Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates. 1950, 1989. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 TQH* ADE***
Saint Francis of the Seven Seas, Albert Nevins. 1955, 1995. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. This is a reprint of the Vision Book. $4.00
Ben Franklin's Glass Armonica, Bryna Stevens. 1983. A Carolrhoda On My Own Books. Some general wear, good reading copy. $4.00 OOP TQH*
Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint, Jay Williams. 1963, 2007. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $4.00 OOP TQH*
Helen Keller, Margaret Davidson. 1969, 1990s reprint. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, previous owner's name written on FFEP. Very good condition. $3.00 OOP TQH*
The Man Who Found Ninevah: The Story of Austen Henry Layard, Robert Silverberg. 1964. NOT ex-library, very good condition with DJ. $18.00 OOP TQH*
Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawas, Jane Fleischer. 1979. Troll Book Club, PAPERBACK, MY Ex-library, cover has been laminated. This is a good series that looks unassuming, but is written in living, narrative style for young students. Good condition. $1.00 OOP TQH*
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema. 1992. PAPERBACK, MY ex-library, very light wear to cover, good condition, spine covered with clear tape. $4.00 OOP TQH*
Helen Keller's Teacher, Margaret Davidson. 1965, 1990s reprint. The story of Annie Sullivan. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library. Good condition. $2.00 OOP TQH*
Young Mark Twain and the Mississippi, Harnett Kane. 1966, 1987. This is a Landmark Book. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, good condition. $4.00 OOP TQH*

*TruthQuest History is a wonderful guide to studying history chronologically with living books--it has the most comprehensive book list I've ever seen in a homeschool curriculum

**AmblesideOnline is a free online Charlotte Mason curriculum whose book list is full of wonderful, living books
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