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1 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Garrison, Webb. CIVIL WAR CURIOSITIES: STRANGE STORIES, ODDITIES, EVENTS, AND COINCIDENCES.
Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, book club edition. 
281 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1568655274 B&w illustrations. "(Gives) you the unusual persons, attitudes and events you simply won't find in any standard Civil War encyclopedia or dictionary. Where else can you fi nd the fascianting anecdotes, colorful stories and vivid details of battle told by men on the front lines? And see firsthand, the press' outrageous inaccuracy in covering the conflict? Or feel the frustration of Union soldiers who, equipped w i t h s moothbores, marched into battle knowing that rifle-armed Rebs would pick them off like sitting ducks? It's all here, in this unique and invaluable collection of little-known, yet undeniably compelling aspects of America's bloodiest enga g em en t. " Ve ry light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear with crease at bottom edge of front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
REALISTIC ECONOMICS AND TODAY'S PROBLEMS., Harrison, Howard Armour.
3 Harrison, Howard Armour. REALISTIC ECONOMICS AND TODAY'S PROBLEMS.
Howard Armour Harrison Trust Fund, [Toronto]., 1962. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Preliminary Survey (The True Province of Economics: Is It a Social Science? - Do Economic Processes Constitute an Economic System? - Society and Distribution - The Realistic Approa ch - Commentary); The Realistic Theory (The Subject Matter of Economics - Economic Persons and Their Purposes - Economic Phenomena in General - The Phenomena of One-Person Economics - The Special Phenomena of Interpersonal Economics - The B u s i n e s s C ycle - Taxation); Applications of the Realistic Theory (Proposed Remedies, Introductory - The Alleviation of the Business Cycle - Employment and Wages - The Abolition of Employment Through Socialism - Non-Socialistic Schemes - The I de al C on di ti on s f or Employment - The Support of the Needy - The Planned Economy - Foreign Money and Foreign Trade); Conclusion. Small light liquid stain on fore-edge of pages 189 to 214 - migrates slightly into margins, moderate bump to to p e dge of bo ard s n ear h ing es, a few tiny scuffs at fore-edge of front board, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine - light edge wrinkling elsewhere, one tiny closed tear, light fading to spine color , li ght rubb ing, min or s oili ng, fai nt l ine indentation on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.  COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF THE UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER AND AMATEUR THESPIAN IN UNCIVILIZED LANDS; INCLUDING HIS TRAVELS, TRIBULATIONS, AND SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS., Rhys, Horton, Captain. (a.k.a "Morton Price".)  Introduced by Robertson Davies.
4 Rhys, Horton, Captain. (a.k.a "Morton Price".) Introduced by Robertson Davies. A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF THE UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER AND AMATEUR THESPIAN IN UNCIVILIZED LANDS; INCLUDING HIS TRAVELS, TRIBULATIONS, AND SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS.
Vancouver Alcuin Society 1966 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Sam Black Signed
277 pp, 10 3/8" H. Red cloth spine with gilt lettering, beige paper-covered boards with black illustration, red cloth-covered slipcase with gilt decoration on front panel. No. 96 of an edition of 500 copies, signed by Wil Hudson and Nick Schwabe (designers/printers), Sam Black (illustrator) and Hans Strohhacker (binder). The author accepted a wager to travel in Canada and the United States, living solely off the proceeds of his amateur theatrical troupe. His travels in 1859-60, included Toronto, Ottawa, Belleville, Hamilton, Peterborough, Montreal, New York, Boston and Baltimore and he gives us a detailed, sometimes humorous, but seldom very complimentary view of the people, places and customs of the time. Originally published in 1861. Small soft crease at bottom corner of last three page leaves, minor very small bump at top fo front hinge, small shallw dent on rear board. Slipcase has small areas of light staning on side panels, some slight darkening to top, rear and bottom panels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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