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Image for Souvenir Kenosha County Court House and  Bits of Yesterday

Souvenir Kenosha County Court House and Bits of Yesterday

By: Trenary, Otis L. (compiler)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Wisconsin, Kenosha County: 1925

Seller ID: 24777

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome keepsake commemorating the Kenosha County Court House (Kenosha, Wisconsin) which had been built just two years earlier. Much history accpoanied by black and white photographs of the interior and exterior as well as of local citizens of the day. Book is hard cover with flexible boards and is clean as a whistle inside and out. Only fault are evidence of erasure of name at front free endpaper and flat creases to lower corners of some pages. Measures 6-1/2... View more info

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At the Falls: Richmond, Virginia, and Its People

By: Tyler-McGraw, Marie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., University of North Carolina Press: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 27531

ISBN: 0807844764

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp clean book with pristine pages and page edges. No names or writing and no spine crease. This is an excellent history with numerous illustrations and maps and especially the historic photographs. Includes a few color plates. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" with 360 pages including index. Covers 400 years of Richmond's history. View more info

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The Levy Family and Monticello, 1834-1923: Saving Thomas Jefferson's House

By: Urofsky, Melvin I.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Jefferson Foundation: 2001

Seller ID: 27841

ISBN: 1882886151

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book purchased from a collector who kept it very gently. The book was published as part of the Monticello Monograph series. No defect of note and dustjacket in brand new mylar cover. Measures 7" x 10" and has 256 pages including index. A nice find was hiding inside too -- a ticket for a visit to Jefferson's home, the saving the which is the subject of this book. Jefferson's house was twice saved in the 19th century by Uriah P, Levy. View more info

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Early Taverns and Stagecoach Days in New Jersey

By: Van Hoesen, Walter Hamilton

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Cranbury, New Jersey, U.S.A., Associated Univ Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24497

ISBN: 083861535x

Condition: Fine


Pristine light green boards with gilt printing to spine, no bumps, and no names or writing. Pages and page edges snow white. Jacket is likewise clean and attractive and has not been price-clipped. Upper corner of endflap has been clipped, but price is at bottom and remains visible. Only fault is a small chip and a wrinkle to lower back edge. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Using old license numbers, deeds, and a few d... View more info

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The New England Quarterly (Full Run, Four Issues)

By: Various

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, The New England Historic Quarterly Inc.: 2001

Edition: LXXIV, Numbers 1,2,3,4

Seller ID: 25535

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautifiul magazines with no names or writing and no spine creasing. Paper is crisp inside and out. Doubtful ever read. Each measures 6-1/24"x9-1/4". Among the topics are these: the Rumford Strike of 1986; William S. Braithwaite and the Poetics of Race; The Port Royal Experiment Revisited; New Haven's Italian Machine Gun Co. Enters WWI; Fanny Fern and the Literay Proprietorship in Antebellum America; Gelded Age Boston; Mother Ann Lee and Shaker Architecture; Propr... View more info

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Peaks of Otter: Life &Times

By: Viemeister, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bedford, Virginia, U.S.A., Hamilton: 1992

Edition: First Edition Second Printing

Seller ID: 24714

ISBN: 0960859896

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book with pristine blue boards showing no bumps.Pages and page edges snow white. Jacket is likewise clean with no tears or chips and is most handsome in brand new mylar. Very handsome blank bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Book tells the story of the most beloved mountains of Virginia from their Indian days, to early settlement and beyond -- stories of squabbles, Civil War raids, teconstruction, murders and ghosts, a plane crash and more. Illustrate... View more info

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Blue Water Patriots : The American Revolution Afloat

By: Volo, James M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Westport, Connecticut, Praeger: 2007

Seller ID: 17181A

ISBN: 0275989070

Condition: New


Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover.An interesting look at a side of the American Revolution that rarely takes center stage -- the war that took place on the water. What is often little understood is that the fact that this began as early as 1764 when a Royal Navy cutter, St. John, engaged in the suppression of smuggling and was fired upon by Rhode Islanders. Five years later the revenue sloop Liberty was seized and burned by the people o... View more info

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Roadside History of Florida

By: Waitley, Douglas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Missoula, Montana, U.S.A., Mountain Press: 1997

Seller ID: 25734

ISBN: 0878423664

Condition: New


Crisp BRAND NEW book. Book iself is without fault and jacket nearly so. Just a few superficial scratches to back with no loss of color and a tiny nick to spine. Will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Author uses the device of the great American road trip to take the armchair traveler to a series of of historical sitesalong the itnerstates and highways. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. 383 pages. Indexed. View more info

Image for Tearin' Through the Wilderness: Missouri Pioneer Episodes, 1822-1885, and Genealogy of the Watkins Family of Virginia and Missouri

Tearin' Through the Wilderness: Missouri Pioneer Episodes, 1822-1885, and Genealogy of the Watkins Family of Virginia and Missouri

By: Watkins, Marie Oliver; Watkin, Helen (Hamacher)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charleston, West Virginia, Privately Published: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24261

Condition: Fine


Book is absolutely pristine with bright blue, unbumped boards printed in gilt at spine. Protected by plain brown dustjacket which may have been issued with it. This is likewise pristine with just a few small edge tears at bottom front. There are no names or writing and hinge is tight -- clearly well preserved by former owner. Volume is divided in two parts, the first being a history of pioneer settlements in Ray County, Missouri and the second being a detailed genealogy ... View more info

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Haunted in the New World: Jewish American Culture from Cahan to The Goldbergs (Jewish Literature and Culture)

By: Weber, Donald

Price: $18.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Indiana University Press: 2005

Seller ID: 28087

ISBN: 0253345790

Condition: Fine


Crisp, bright, as new book -- no defect of note and dustjacket protected in brand new mylar. The author based his interesting social commentary on the 1916 work of Abraham Cahan, the editor of the Jewish Daily, The Forward, in which (in the Yiddish language) he warned readers that cultural dangers lurked. "You will not be able to erase the old home from your heart," he wrote. Book is illustrated with historical black and white photographs. Measures 6-1/2" x 9... View more info

Image for The Life of George Washington Together with Curious Anecdotes Equally Honourable to Himself  & Exemplary to His Young Countrymen

The Life of George Washington Together with Curious Anecdotes Equally Honourable to Himself & Exemplary to His Young Countrymen

By: Weems, Reverend Mason L.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club: 1974

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 20845ARC

Condition: Fine in VG Slipcase


Beautiful blue and white printed cloth boards with black and gold title box adhered to spine and blue inked top edge as per design. Plain blue matching slipcase is quite sturdy and nice with sharp corners. Title box shows at spide is paper and hows some discoloration. No names or writing and tight hinges. Illustrated with woodcuts by Robert Quackenbush who SIGNED the book at back. Limited edtion, number 1268. Book has 229 pages, Monthly newsletter about book laid-in at b... View more info

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Dedication of the Ohio Historical Marker for General Quincy Adams Gillmore November 15, 2016

By: Weisman, Mathew; Shorf, Paula

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, 48HrBooks: 2016

Seller ID: 23625

Condition: Near Fine


What a commemoration this book is! Not only is there a tremendous amount of historical information replete with illustrations throughout, but also a program for the dedication of the marker for General Gillmore which took place at Lakeview Metro Park in Lorain, Ohio, the birthplace of General Gillmore. The book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 112 pages. View more info

Teapot Dome

By: Werner, M.R.; Starr, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Notable Trials Library: 1993

Edition: Special Edition

Seller ID: 19254

Condition: Fine


Beautiful book in superb condition, privately printed for members of the Notable Trials Library. Burgundy boards with leather spine, decorated at face and spine in bright 22 carat gold. Raised bands to spine and bright gilt edges on all sides of pages. Burgundy satin marker. Paisley endpapers. 306 pages. Indexed. An account of the 1920's American political scandal. Other books from the Notable Trial Library available. View more info

History of the Town of Middleboro, Massachusetts 1669-1905

By: Weston, Thomas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press: 1906

Seller ID: 20190AI

Condition: Fine


Beautiful book which belies its age. Bound in blue buckram with bright gilt to spine. No names or writing, no bumps to boards, very clean inside and out. Hinges are tight with no cracking to gutters. Volume I of a two volume set. Illustrated with small photos, facsimile documents and maps -- includes very handsome fold-outs in pristine condition. Large photo at frontis of Town Hall, the High School Building and Soldiers' Monument. Text covers Native Americans; early sett... View more info

Salt City Of The Inland Seas: Anniversary Number of the Manistee Daily News

By: Wheeler, Mrs. Edward D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Manistee, Michigan, West Graf: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 28040

Condition: Very Good Condition


Very handsome facsimile reprint in clean, tightly bound condition. It's huge at 11" x 17" with 68 pages. There's a lot of history to be read here, all augmented with historic photographs of the area and its people. It was published initially in 1899 and is filled with information on the area, its people, and its accomplishments as the the old century was almost over -- in seven months the 20th century would dawn. Rather scarce. View more info

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Franklin D. Roosevelt in Pictures; Eleanor Roosevelt In Pictures (two books)

By: Whitehead, James L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hyde Park New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum: 1975

Edition: First Printings

Seller ID: 21039RC

Condition: Very Good


Two companion books, both first printings, showing highlights of the lives of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Numerous black and white photos accompany a biographical text by then curator of the Frankloin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, James L. Whitehead. Books are of identical design and measure 7-1/4" tall and 11" wide, each with 16 pages. quality printed on coated paper. View more info

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Old Ohio Vol. I; Old Ohio Vol. II; Ohio 100 Years Ago (Sun Historical Series)

By: Whitson, Skip (compiler)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alberquerque, Sun Publishing Company: 1977

Edition: First Printings

Seller ID: 27077DH

Condition: VG to Fine


Three handsome booklets oversized at 8-1.2"x11". Only defect is a light crease to lower front corner of Old Ohio Vol. I. Otherwise pristine insidee and out. Together the three have 85 illustrations and several articles of compiled from old Harper's magazine from the 1870's and 1880's. Topics include: Cincinnati; Marietta, the earliest settlement in Ohio; Columbus; Chillecothe, Ohio's first capital; Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati; the Quakers of Central Ohio; Cleve... View more info

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Gliding to a Better Place: Profiles from Ohio's Territorial Era

By: Williams, Gary S.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Ohio, Buckeye Books: 2000

Seller ID: 19477LC

ISBN: 097033950X

Condition: Very Good


Crisp, beautiful book marred only by small stain at side exterior page edges. No names or writing, no spine crease and no cover wear. A gathering of profiles of frontier Ohioans whose stories quilt the fabric of Ohio's Territorial Era. Includes, but isn't limited to: John Gibson, John Heckewelder, Anne Bailey, Pontiac, Joseph Brant, Tecumseh, Abraham Whipple, William Maxwell, Nathaniel Willis, Benjamin Tappan and John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed). View more info

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Virginia's Northern Neck; A Pictorial History

By: Wilson, John C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wilson, John C.: 1984

Edition: Special Ed. Not Sold in Stores

Seller ID: 25339

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Jacket shows no tears or chips and is msot handsome in brand new mtylar. Measures 9"x11-1/2" and is pritned on quality coated paper with many historical black and white photographs -- 350 in all. Brings back the days of farmming, fishing, fire-fighting, building, taverns, inns, steamboats, the John Adams Floating Theatre and Hammack's Mill. 224 pages. Indexed. View more info

Life and Letters of John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company at Their Emigration to New England 1630 (Vol. 1)

By: Winthrop, Robert C.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1864

Seller ID: 20269HNC

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful book, very nicely kept by collector. Dark green embossed baords show handsome framing to both front and back with matching embossed design. Virtually no wear. Spine printed in copper. Clean yellow endpapers with original owner's name and date 1864 written neatly. Tightly bound with no cracking to hinges. Only fault is toning from tissue guards over illustrations and a minor foxing at frontis. Chapters cover the early Winthrop family history to Adam Winthrop II... View more info