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1 "Att A Society Meeting"; The Records for the Fourth Ecclesiastical Society of Saybrook 1741-1808 Now Chester Connecticut
Chester Connecticut The Chester Historical Society 1980 Soft Cover Very Good Oblong 
Very nicec, clean book measuring 5-1/2" tall and 9" across. Handsome tesxtured tan paper cover with art at face rendered in brown ink. Contains an almost verbatim transcription of meeting from 1741-1808 and is considered "about the only authentic historic record of public affairs in the town of Chester at the dates this volume covers ..." Illustrated with art, maps and photographs. 64 pages including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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History of Hancock County, Ohio
2 History of Hancock County, Ohio
Evansville, Indiana Unigraphic 1978 Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Excellent condition -- red boards are clean and bright, augmented with shiny gilt to face and spine. No names or writing and pages and page edges pristine. Book measures 6-1/2"x9-1/2" and has 880 pages. This is a facsimile reprint of a history origjnally published in 1886. Illustrated with portraits of early settlers and prominent people from the area. Much historical information on the country, townships, towns, schools, churches, industries etc. TWO like copies available, the second with a brown cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Living Out Our Heritage; A Minerva Bicentennial  Project
3 Living Out Our Heritage; A Minerva Bicentennial Project
Minerva, Ohio Village of Minerva 1977 Limited Edition Hard Cover Good -plus No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a rather hard-to-find book with a print run of just 1000 copies of which this is numbered 707 on the pocket affixed to back pastedown which holds a booklet titled " Welcome To Our Town Minerva, Ohio Growing To Be A City." This booklet is pristine. The book itself measures 9"x11-1/4" and has 211 pages, plus a lengthy index. Illustrated throguhout with black and white photographs. Book is clean and atrractive except for some odd staining at back (see last photo). 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876 with the Plat of Indianapolis and a Sampling of Illustrations
4 Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876 with the Plat of Indianapolis and a Sampling of Illustrations
Indiana Historical Society 1968 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Beautiful, crisp atlas with only one fault -- toning to edge of spine. Otherwise truly lovely with pristine pages and no names or writing. Oversized at 14-1/4"x17-1/2". Taken from the Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana originally published by Baskin Forster & Co. in 1876. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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5 Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Sons of the American Revolution 1907 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Very nice, clean book sporting bright blue boards which show only minor wear including a small stain next to outer side edge at front. No cracking to hinges and no names or writing. Gilt printing to spine and handsome gilt insignia at front.rought-cut pages at side as per design, gilded top edge. Color plate at frontis from painting by Clyde O. De Land showing the raising of the first American Union flag on Prospect Hill, Somerset, Mass. January, 1, 1776. Book includes proceedings and list of members, but also records of members' Revolutionary ancestors. Useful for geneaology. 227 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications Vol. IV
6 Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications Vol. IV
Columbus, Ohio Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society 1895 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Very nice, book, tightly bound with only a small bit of external wear to boards. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean pages. NOT an ex-lib. Very crisp, untorn fold-out map of Fort Ancient at frontis. The preceding edition, Volume III, was published in 1892, but this publication took three years due to the state's involvement with the World's Fair Columbian Exposition. It's quite a good one, as it contains lengthy articles on the Ohio Company and the Scioto Purchase, the border dispute between Ohio and Michigan, an early abolitionist colony and its founder, the Underground Railroad and Rutherford B. Hayes. Illustrated with black and white plates. Numerous other volumes from the Society available 
Price: 18.95 USD
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7 Our Heritage; A Bicentennial Salute to Michigan City
Michigan City, Indiana The News-Dispatch 1976 Soft Cover Fine in VG Slipcase 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Scarce collection of five paperbound booklets in a red, white and blue slipcase published by the Michigan City, Indiana newspaper. Paper is newsprint, but it is extremely crisp with only minimal toning. Slipcase is likewise clean and nice with just one small abrasion from a price sticker to upper front corner and a small chip inside the opening at the top. Booklets each have 39 pages and are titled as follows: The Making of a Community; Lakefront Legacy; People From Our Past; Moments To Remember; and Quality of Life. Photo illustrated. Measures 8"x11" 
Price: 24.00 USD
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8 Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut 1639-1663 (Collections Volume 22)
Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut Historical Society; Society of Colonial Wars in the State of connecticut 1928 Hard Cover Fine 
Very handsome book in excellent condition. Dark burgundy boards pristine with crisp gilt to spine and a nice beveled edge to boards. Fitted with a crisp plain brown dustjacket which may, or may not, be original. Pages printed on heavy paper and have not been opened. A fairly scarce book which offers a wealth of information about the Puritan courts and law from 1639-1663 from actual cases, including civil and criminal cases, and probate actions. The Particular Court ceased to exist in 1664 and was succeeded by the Quarter Courts or County Courts and by the Court of Assistants. Includes index of names, places, and crimes. 302 pages. Other volumes from the Connecticut Historical Society Collections available. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Southern Historical Society Papers Volume 9
9 Southern Historical Society Papers Volume 9
Broadfoot Publishing 1990 Reprint Hard Cover New No DJ, as Issued 
BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Navy blue embossed boards with gilt printing to spine and gilt decoration to face. Covers the period from January to December 1881. Part of a set, but also a stand-alone title. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Centennial Book; Official Program of the Ceremonies and Pageant in Celebration of the Centennial of Fountain County at Covington, Indiana
10 The Centennial Book; Official Program of the Ceremonies and Pageant in Celebration of the Centennial of Fountain County at Covington, Indiana
Covington, Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution 1926 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice program with only a few small faults, being a tiny loss of paper to tail of spine. a small chip to top front corner next to spine and a minor bit of soiling to very edge at bottom of title and frontis pages. Measures 8"x10-1/2" and is handsomely illustrated throughout with photographs and maps. Much history, as well as the program of events and the script of the pageant staged in honor of the festivities. Unpaginated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 The Dorchester Book (Booklet on Old Dorchester Burying Ground Laid-In)
Boston, MA George E. Ellis 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Charming inside and out, plus contains a hidden treasure laid-in -- a booklet about the Dorchester Burying Ground published in 1901. The main book is oversized at 8"x11-1/4" and is beautifully decorated at face with silver printing and ornamentation. Book is tightly bound and clean as a whistle with no names or writing. Only fault is light rubbing to spine and a small bit of wear to crown and tail. Appears to have been published via advertising dollars, as there are many ads from the area at both front and back. Test offers history, plus photographs printed on coated paper and a delightful scattering of small drawings. You can read about life around Dorchester Bay, the area's highways and biways, education, the Everett House, Dorchester Heights, the Dorchester Women's Club, Lucy Stone, the oldest apple trees, the Dorchester Medical Club and much more. The accompanying booklet is written by John A. Fowle and was published by the Dorchester Historical Society. It discusses the cemetery circa 1634 with emphasis on the headstones and epitaphs. Shows wear, but is intact. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The History of North Royalton 1811-1991
12 The History of North Royalton 1811-1991
North Royalton, Ohio North Royalton Historical Society 1992 089139043x / 9780891390435 First Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book is clean as a whistle inside and out. Dark blue boards show no bumping and pages and page edges are pristine. Only fault is a small name written at upper corner of front free endpaper. Book measures 7-1/4"x 10-1/4" and has 230 pages. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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13 The Journals of Major Robert Rogers & an Historical Account of the Expedition Against the Ohio Indians in the Year 1764 Under the Command of Henry
Bargersville, Indiana, U.S.A. Dresslar Publishing 1997 089725 287X / 9780897252874 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice clean book. no spine crease and no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine. Reprinted from a rare 1769 Dublin printing of the combined Rogers journal and Bouquet's account of the expedition against the Ohio Indians. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 1945 (Full Run, 4 Issues)
14 The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 1945 (Full Run, 4 Issues)
Columbus Ohio Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society 1945 Vol. LIV, Nos. 1,2,3,4 Soft Cover Good to Very Good 
It's unsuual to find a whole set of these early journals, but here we have them. Were it not for the yapped edges, which protect the contents well, but themselves tear and fall off, or get trimmed off by the owner after they run amok, these would be incredibly good. As it is, there has been some trimming and there are some edge tears, but the journals are clean and nice inside and are tightly bound. One contains ghotographs, the others do not. Topics include, but are not limited to: Origin and Significance of Pennsylvania Barn Symbols (photos); Quakers & the Shawnee Indians at Wapakoneta; the Reform Movement in Ohio; the Anti-Gallows Movement in Ohio; Lincoln in Ohio; an Unrecorded Incident of Morgan's Raid; Cleveland Doctors & Their Fees and other medical history. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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The Pike's Peak Cog Road Centennial Edition, Abbott, Morris W.
15 Abbott, Morris W. The Pike's Peak Cog Road Centennial Edition
U.S.A. Pulpit Rock Press 1990 0962400823 / 9780962400827 Centennial Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9 
Crisp, clean, as new book -- very handsome with no tears or chips, non bumps, no names or writing and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/4" and has 176 pages. Book comes with a little something extra too -- two souvenir tickets stamped June 16, 1982 which certifies that the riders ytaveled on the World's highest CCoh Railway from Manitou Springs, Colordo 6571 feet, To Pikesd Peak, 14, 110 feet. Book sports handsome map endpapers and many black and white photographs and drawings throughout. Much text too. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Memoirs of the Life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War, Adlum, John; Peckham, Howard H. (editor)
16 Adlum, John; Peckham, Howard H. (editor) Memoirs of the Life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War
Chicago The Caxton Club 1968 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Very handsome, small book printed in just 500 copies bound in slate blue cloth and published by the esteemed Caxton Club, a bibliophilic association.The book measures 5-1/4"x7-1/2" and bears a handsome paste-on title box to front board.. Clean as a whistle inside and out with fading to spine only. Text published here for the first time. 143 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Andrews Charles M. Colonial Folkways (#9 Chronicles of America Series)
Yale University Press 1921 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
It's a rarity to find this book with a dustjacket, but here we have it and in very good clean condition. Only faults to jacket are sunning to spine, a few tiny tears and two small rubbed spots to bottom of spine. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Book itself is beautiful -- navy blue boards with much ornamentation and gilded top edge. #9 in the Chronicles of America series, but a stand-alone title. Photo of a colonial era kitchen with tissue protection at frontis. All illustrations tissue protected.. Other titles from the series available. 255 pages. Indexed. Numerous other titles from series avilable. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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18 Andrews, Charles M. The Fathers of New England (#6 Chronicles of America Series)
Yale University Press 1921 Extra Illustrated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
It's a rarity to find this book with a dustjacket, but here we have it and in very good clean condition. Only faults are sunning to spine of jacket and two very small dark spots to back of jacket. Will arrive protected by brand new mylar. Book itself is beautiful -- navy blue boards with much ornamentation and gilded top edge. #6 in the Chronicles of America series, but a stand-alone title. Book is Subttled A Chonicle of the Puritan Commonwealths and covers the arrival of the Puritans, settlement, early New England life, an attempt at colonial union, winning the charter, defiance in Massachusetts, the Indian wars, the Bay Colony's difficulties, and the Andros Regime. 210 pages. Indexed. Many other titles from the series available. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Amherst Story (Ohio), Armstrong, Grenville, Robert
19 Armstrong, Grenville, Robert The Amherst Story (Ohio)
Evanston, Indiana Unigraphic 1976 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Condition No DJ 
Book was written in 1914 and in its original binding was issued under the auspices of the Amherst Old Home Week Committee. This book is a very nice reprint with sturdy gold cloth and clean, tightly bound pages. There is much to read about the history of Amherst, Ohio and its early i habitants. There are also 15 large black and white photographs throughout, the text covers the sesettlers, the later pioneers, good times, founded on a rock, the story of the churches, the story of the schools, Amherst and war time, the village, the story of the larges, business then and now, modern progressivemess and an "epoch event." Names of itnerest are Judge Josiah Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Ornsby (she known as "Aunt Kate"; Jacob Harwig, Joseph Quigley, George Kelso, Jacob Shupeand Ezaekiel Barnes and many more.The book measures 5-1.4" x 8-1/2" and has 224 pages, plus an index. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Reminiscences of Taunton, Atwood, Charles R.
20 Atwood, Charles R. Reminiscences of Taunton
Taunton, Massachusetts Republican Steam Printing Rooms 1880 Presumed First Hard Cover Very Giood No DJ, as Issued 
Book is nicely made with beveled edges, bright gilt to face and spine, and a tight bining with no cracks to hinges. the dark brown endpapers are lovely, both front and back. There are no names or writing. either. The only fault is a smattering of foxing on the photogrraph of the author at frontis and on the tissue over itBook measures 5" x 7" and has 266 pages. Some of the topics addresed are early settlers,, old time preaching, old houses, quirrky characters, eminent men, village medicine, femaile costumes, merchants, mills and much more. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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