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The Phenix: A Collection of Old and Rare Fragments
AC 4 .P5 1835AC 4 .P5 1835
A collection of historical documents including:
- The Morals of Confucius, A Chinese Philosopher, who flourished about five hundred years before Christ. Translated from the Chinese by R.R. Incorcetta and Couplet. It includes a life of Confucius and a dissertation on the work.
- The Oracles of Zoroaster, the Founder of the Persian Magi, collected from the most authentic records. Translated from the Greek by J. P. Cory, Esq. Also included is The Life of Zoroaster by Peter Bayle, author of the historical and critical dictionary; and An Abstract of teh Persian Theology of Zoroaster by Edward Gibbon, the Roman historian.
- The Theology of the Phoenicians by Sanchoniatho, translated from the Phoenician dialect into Greek by Philo, a native of Byblus and from the Greek into English by I. P. Cory, Esq. Also included is a biographical sketch of Sanchoniatho.
- The Periplus or Voyage of Hanno in the year 570 before Christ, round the ports of Libya, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which he deposited in the Temple of Saturn. Translated from the Punic into the Greek tongue and from the Greek into English by Dr. Falconer.
- King Hiempsal's History of the African Settlements translated from the Punic books by Sallust and into English by H. Stewart, Esq.
- The Fragments of the Choice Sayings of Publius Syrus translated from the Latin
- The Egyptian Fragments Consisting of the Writings of Manethos; the Obelisk of Heliopolis from Ammianus Marcellinus; and the Exodus from Chaeremon and Others, translated from the Greek by I. P. Cory, Esq.
- The Similitudes of Demophilus, or Directions for the Proper Regulation of Life, translated from the original Greek by John Jackson and Walter Chisholm.
The moral causes of the welfare of nations: an oration, delivered 1st November, 1834, in the chapel, before the Society of Graduates of the College...
J. Adams D.D.BT 96 .A214m 1834x
The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister, President of the College of Charleston, and (ex-officio) Horry Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy delivered this oration on November 1, 1834 before the Society of Graduates of the College of Charleston. Noting that moral causes of the prosperity of nations had been ignored, Rev. Adams reviews and examines the effect of morality on the advancement of nations.
The relation of Christianity to civil government in the United States : a sermon, preached in St. Michael's Church, Charleston, February 13th, 1833, before the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the diocese of South-Carolina
J. Adams D.D.BV 631 .A214r 1833x
The Rev. Jasper Adams, Episcopal minister and President of the College of Charleston, preached this sermon in St. Michael's Church in Charleston, S.C. on February 13, 1833 before the convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of South Carolina. Taking place a little more than fifty years after the beginning of the country, Adams made the case that Christianity, primarily Protestant Christianity, was the basis of American political order. The scripture on which he based his sermon was 1 Peter 3: 15, Proverbs 14: 34 and Revelation 11: 15.
Robert Adamson M.A.B 2847 .A3x
Fichte is Robert Adamson's contribution to Blackwood's Philosophical Classics chronicling the life and work of Johann Gottlieb Fichte. First published in 1881 by Wm. Blackwood and Sons, this volume was published by Lippincott in the United States in 1892.
Baconiana, Or, Certain Genuine Remains of Sir Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon and Thomas TenisonB 1155 1679
Baconiana consists of "An Account of all the Lord Bacon's Works" by Thomas Tenison [1636-1715], Archibishop of Canterbury; Bacon's works on civil and moral themes, natural philosophy, theology; and writings of others pertaining to Bacon's life and works.
Matter and Memory
Henri Bergson, Nancy Margaret Paul, and W. Scott PalmerB 2430 .B4x 1911
Matter and Memory is a translation from French of Henri Bergson's Matiere et Memoire first published in 1896. The work affirms the reality of spirit and reality of matter, and tries to determine the relation of the one to the other by the study of a definite example, that of memory. This translation was made from the fifth edition of 1908 and was proofread by the author. Bergson wrote an Introduction to the translation. Please see the attached Table of Contents.
Gaspard de Coligny (marquis de Chatillon) : admiral of France, colonel of French infantry; governor of Picardy, Ile de France, Paris, and Havre
Walter Besant M.A.AC 1. H2
Harper's School Classics edition of Walter Besant's biography of Gaspard de Coligny. Gaspard de Coligny, Seigneur de Châtillon (16 February 1519– 24 August 1572) was a French nobleman and admiral, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion and a close friend and advisor to King Charles IX of France.
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T378 1919
Jungle Tales of Tarzan is the sixth book in the series. It is a collection of twelve short stories about Tarzan, Lord Greystoke's younger years in the jungle after the death of his family. The events take place chronologically between his ape foster mother's death and becoming the leader of his ape tribe.
Tarzan and the Ant Men
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T37 1924
Tarzan and the Ant Men is the tenth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly magazine from February to March 1924. The first book edition was published in September 1924. Tarzan travels to an isolated land called Minuni which is inhabited by a people who are four times smaller than Tarzan. They live in splendid city-states and often engage in warfare against each other. In one of these city-states, Trohanadalmakus, Tarzan befriends the king, Adendrohahkis and his son Prince Komodoflorensal. He assists them against an attack by the army of a neighboring city-state called Veltopismakus. Taken prisoner, Tarzan is shrunk to the size of the Minunians by Zoanthrohago, a Veltopismakusian scientist. After a time, he and other prisoners of war, including Prince Komodoflorensal, make a daring escape. Other adventures, revolving around Tarzan look-alike Esteban Miranda, ensue and Tarzan is injured. He knows no one, not even Jane. After a successful conclusion to a risky operation, Tarzan is restored to his family.
Tarzan and the City of Gold
Edgar Rice BurroughsPZ 3 .B87 .T37 1933
Tarzan and the City of Gold is the sixteenth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Argosy magazine from March through April 1932. In the story, Tarzan meets and befriends Valthor, a warrior of the lost city of Athne, the City of Ivory. Athne's enemy, Cathne, the City of Gold is ruled by the beautiful but insane queen Nemone. She captures Tarzan and forces him to fight their strongest warrior Phobeg in the City's arena. Tarzan easily defeats Phobeg. Queen Nemone then forces Tarzan to fight a hunting lion with no knife. After trying to outrun the lion, who is named Belthar, Tarzan faces him and tries to delay the inevitable. Tarzan's lion ally, Jad-bal-ja, arrives, saving Tarzan by killing Belthar. Queen Nemone, who believes her life is linked to that of her pet, kills herself when it dies.
Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Edgar Rice BurroughsPZ 3 .B87 .T37 1938
Tarzan and the Forbidden City is the twentieth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Argosy Weekly from March 19, 1938 through April 23, 1938. A young man named Brian Gregory has disappeared in Africa looking for the fabled "Father of Diamonds." His father and sister wish to attempt to find him with Tarzan's help. They enlist his assistance through a mutual acquaintance, Capt. Paul D'Arnot. By chance, Tarzan and Brian are as much alike in appearance as twins which make some vile scoundrels think that Tarzan is Brian and assume he knows where the large diamond is located. They take off after the search party in hopes of being led to the diamond. The Forbidden City is in a hidden valley between two cities, Ashair and Thobos, warring over the diamond. Tarzan fights many times against a myriad of foes including a man-sized, unicorn seahorse!
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T382 1945
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion is the twenty-second in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. The book, written June-September 1944 while Burroughs was living in Honolulu and published in 1947 was the last new work by Burroughs to be published during his life. While serving in the R.A.F. under his English name, John Clayton, Tarzan is shot down over the island of Sumatra in the Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies. he uses his jungle survival skills to save his comrades in arms. The group fight the Japanese while seeking to escape from enemy territory. Tarzan also reveals to his companions how in his youth, after saving the life of a witch doctor, he was rewarded with a treatment that gives him perpetual youth.
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T373 1924
Tarzan and the Golden Lion is the ninth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly beginning in December 1922. The novel was published on March 24, 1923. The story picks up where Tarzan the Terrible left off. Returning home from their adventures, the Clayton family, Tarzan, Jane, and their son, Korak, find an orphaned lion cub which they take home to train. A former house maid of the Claytons, Flora Hawkes overheard Tarzan's discovery of the treasure at Opar and managed to copy a map to it. She devises a plan to lead an expedition to retrieve the treasure and finds a Tarzan look-alike named Esteban Miranda to portray the ape-man in order to deceive the Oparians. Two years pass since their return and Tarzan's estate has become financially depleted. He decides to return to Opar to retrieve the needed gold. Tarzan encounters Hawkes group who drugs him and hands him over to the Oparians. The high priest had come to view Queen La with disfavor so she helps Tarzan escape through the legendary Valley of Diamonds from which no one had ever returned. They discover an animal like race of humans enslaved by a race of intelligent gorillas. With the help of his "golden lion" Jad-bal-ja, Tarzan and the valley natives restore Queen La to power. Tarzan receives a bag of diamonds as a reward. Esteban Miranda, posing as Tarzan convinced the Waziri tribe to take the gold that Hawkes took from Opar. Miranda buried the gold in order to return later to retrieve it. After a few adventures, Tarzan confronts the imposter who takes Tarzan's diamonds, is chased by the lion Jad-bal-ja and escapes into a river. He is later captured and imprisoned by a local tribe. Although, Tarzan lost the diamonds, he is able to retrieve Miranda's buried gold and return home with it.
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T364 1918
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. In the forgotten city of Opar, the bloodied sacrificial altar of the Flaming God stood above vaults piled high with the gold destined for fabled, lost Atlantis. There La, the beautiful high priestess, still dreamed of Tarzan, who had escaped her knife before. Around her, the hideous priests vowed that he would never escape again. For now Tarzan was returning, and they were waiting for him. Tarzan planned to avoid La and the priests. But he could not avoid the earthquake that struck him down in the vaults and left him without memory of his wife and home - only with what memory he had had as a child among the savage apes who reared him.
Tarzan and the Leopard Men
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T38
Tarzan and the Leopard Men is the eighteenth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book magazine from August 1932 through January 1933. Tarzan, struck with amnesia, and his monkey companion Nkima are believed to be his guardian spirits by an African warrior. The three come into conflict with a murderous secret society of Leopard Men led by Gato Mgungu. They are joined by a young American woman in search of her missing loved one and two young American men in search of ivory. The group are involved in the usual exciting adventures.
Tarzan and the Lion Man
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T375 1934
Tarzan and the Lion Man is the seventeenth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Liberty magazine from November 1933 through January 1934. Tarzan and his lion companion Jad-bal-ja discover a mad scientist in a city of talking gorillas. A Hollywood film crew arrives to shoot a Tarzan movie in Africa with an actor who is an exact double of Tarzan but who has no courage or determination. Tarzan, using his English name, John Clayton, visits Hollywood and finds himself in a screen test for a role in a Tarzan movie. The director deems him unsuitable for the lead role because he is not the type.
Tarzan and the Lost Empire
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T376 1929
Tarzan and the Lost Empire is the twelfth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from October 1928 through February 1929. The first book edition was published in September 1929. Tarzan is asked to help find Erich von Harben, a young German archaeologist and ancient language linguist. He disappeared while investigating the legend of the lost tribe of the Wiramwazi Mountains. In his search for Erich, Tarzan runs across a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. Erich has been captured by the soldiers of Castrum Mare, one of two rival cities, the other being Castra Sanguinarius. Tarzan goes to Sanguinarius but makes an enemy of the ruler there. After various gladiatorial confrontations and political intrigue,Tarzan brings peace to the warring cities and sets the rightful emperor on the throne. He finds Erich and returns him to his father.
Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T37 1930
Tarzan at the Earth's Core is the thirteenth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was published in book form in 1930. From the dust jacket: "Called from his home in the African jungle to great adventure, Tarzan summons his Waziri spearmen and joins the Jason Gridley expedition to seek the arctic opening in the earth's surface that leads to the inner world of Pelucidar. Sailing by airship, they glide almost imperceptibly from the world that we know to the strange and terrifying land that lies beneath the earth's crust. There, where time does not exist, where neither Tarzan's jungle lore nor the charts of scientists are of any use as guides, they face the problem of rescuing an American adventurer who is held captive by the bloodthirsty Korsars. Here, on land and sea and even in the air, lurk unknown perils. Tarzan is carried off in the talons of a ferocious bat-like creature to its mountain eyrie. Slashing his way through trackless forests and the dangerous swamps, outwitting his cruel human captors, Tarzan faces the most terrific encounters of his adventure-crammed life when, rescuing the beautiful Jana, known as The Red Flower, he falls into the hands of the reptile-men who, astride gigantic lizards, move with lightning speed and relentless ferocity to spread terror throughout the land."
Tarzan Lord of the Jungle
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T37 1928
Tarzan Lord of the Jungle is the eleventh book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from December 1927 through May 1928. It first appeared in book form in September 1928. This novel marks the change in plot lines from Tarzan's life and family to his adventures as a seemingly itinerant adventurer who functions as a protector of a host of different characters in each succeeding book. In this story, Tarzan finds an outpost of European knights and crusaders from a forbidden valley hidden in the mountains of Africa.
Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T363 1914
Tarzan of the Apes is the first novel in the series relating the story of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in The All-Story in October 1912 and as a book in 1914. The novel chronicles Tarzan's adventures from his childhood raised by apes in the jungles of Africa to his contacts with Western society.
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T368 1936
Tarzan's Quest is the nineteenth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book magazine from October 1935 through March 1936. Tarzan's wife, Jane (her first appearance since Tarzan and the Ant Men and her last appearance as a major character) becomes involved in a search for a bloodthirsty lost tribe which purportedly possesses an immortality mixture. Tarzan, his monkey companion Nkima, and Chief Muviro and his Waziri warriors are searching for Muviro's lost daughter Buira. Nkima's vital contribution to the adventure is recognized when he is made a recipient of the immortality treatment along with the human protagonists.
Tarzan the Invincible
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T374 1931
Tarzan the Invincible is the fourteenth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from October 1930 through April 1931 as "Tarzan, Guard of the Jungle." Tarzan and his monkey friend Nkima along with Chief Muviro and his Waziri warriors work to prevent Soviet communists from looting the lost city of Opar. The story also features Jad-bal-ja, Tarzan's lion ally.
Tarzan the Magnificent
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T372 1939
Tarzan the Magnificent is the twenty-first in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in two separate stories in two different magazines. "Tarzan and the Magic Me ran in Argosy from September to October 1936, and "Tarzan and the Elephant Men" ran in Blue Book from November 1937 to January 1938. The two stories were combined under the title Tarzan the Magnificent in a book edition in 1939. Tarzan encounters a lost race with uncanny mental powers. He then revisits the lost cities of Cathne and Athne along with Chief Muviro and his Waziri warriors.
Tarzan the Terrible
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T36 1921
Tarzan the Terrible is the eighth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in the Argosy All-Story Weekly magazine from February to March 1921. The first book edition was published in June 1921. The story is set in Pal-ul-don. The novel contains a glossary of its inhabitants' language. In attempting to find his wife Jane, whom he erroneously thought had been killed, Tarzan finds a hidden valley called Pal-ul-don filled with dinosaurs.The valley is also home to two races of tailed human-looking creatures--the city-dwelling Ho-don and the hill-dwelling Waz-don. Befriending the tribes, they are so impressed by Tarzan's accomplishments and skills they name him Tarzan the Terrible. Jane had been brought there by her German captor who becomes dependent upon her due to his lack of jungle survival skills. With his new friends, Tarzan continues his search for Jane. After many fights and adventures, Tarzan begins to doubt he can succeed at his endeavor. In the final chapter, his goal is achieved with some help from an unexpected quarter.
Tarzan the Untamed
Edgar Rice BurroughsPS 3503 .B87 .T377 1920
Tarzan the Untamed is the seventh book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was originally published as two separate serialized stories in different magazines. "Tarzan the Untamed" appeared in Redbook from March to August 1919. "Tarzan and the Valley of Luna" appeared in All-Story Weekly from March to April 1920. The two stories were combined and published in book form in 1920. The book follows Jungle Tales of Tarzan but chronologically, it follows Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar. The book is set during World War I. While Tarzan is away from his home in British East Africa, German troops destroy the home presumably killing Tarzan's wife, Jane. Overcome with grief, Tarzan swears revenge on all Germans and sets out for the East-African battle front. He kills those he thinks responsible and meets Bertha Kircher. Although he saw her in both the British and German camps, he presumes her to be a German spy especially after learning she has his mother's locket which he had given to Jane. After surviving a trek across the desert, Tarzan offers shelter and protection to Bertha and a downed British aviator named Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick. He rescues the romantically involved couple several times, encounters the warriors of the lost city of Xuja, discovers Bertha is a double agent in the employ of the British, and finds out that Jane may still be alive.