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Image for The American Revolution Through British Eyes; A Documentary Collection  (Two Volume Set)

The American Revolution Through British Eyes; A Documentary Collection (Two Volume Set)

By: Barnes, James J.; Barnes, Patience P.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, Kent State University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 25868

Condition: NEW


Crisp, BRAND NEW two volume set still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. Retails at two hundred fifty dollars. Set consists of letters written by British military officers and diplomats reporting directly to their superiors in London. Many were actively engaged in combat from 1775 until 1783 while others were colonial administrators traveling through North America assessing the progress of British troops. The letters begin with great optimism, but of course that dwindl... View more info

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The History of Massachusetts (The Colonial Period; The Provincial Period; The Commonwealth Period)

By: Barry, John Stetson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Phillips Sampson & Co.: 1857

Seller ID: 21020

Condition: Very Good


Three volume set in good, clean, solid condition. Brown embossed boards show a small bit of corner wear and small tears to bands at top and bottom of spine, but are overall very attractive with gilt printing and design to spines. Pages are likewise clean and tightly bound showing just a bit of light foxing to first and last few pages. One volume shows a browned spot in the shape of a leaf which had been pressed inside as per the wont of the day. Prose is most accessible ... View more info

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Iowa Stereographs: Three-Dimensional Visions of the Past

By: Bennett, Mary;Juhl, Paul C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Univ of Iowa Press: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25388

ISBN: 0877456062

Condition: Fine


As new book, very gently cared for by previous owner. No bumps to boards and pages and page edges snow white. Also no names or writing. Book measures 6-1/2" tall and 9" wide with 571 pages. It appears unread because viewing glasses in back pocket have not been opened. Comprised of 220 stereographs with explanatory captions, all capturing daily life. View more info

Encyclopedia of American Shipwrecks

By: Berman, Bruce D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Mariners Press: 1972

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20260HNC

ISBN: 0913352012

Condition: Near Fine


Book itself is crisp and clean with unbumped aqua boards printed in gilt at face and spine. Snow white pages and page edges and no names or writing. Yellow dustjacket is sunned to white at spine and shows two small indentations next to spine at bottom front, but is most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Has not been price-clipped. A compilation of over 13,000 shipwrecks lying under ten to seven hundred foot depths in America's territorial waters. Covers virtually evey ... View more info

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C.S. Ironclad Virginia and U.S. Ironclad Monitor With Data and References for Scale Models

By: Besse, Sumner B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Newport News, Virginia, The Mariners Museum: 1978

Seller ID: 25959

Condition: Very Good


An exceptionally nice booklet which includes two fold-outs with drawings of the two ships as well as numerous other drawings throughout, all printed on quality coated paper. Other than a thin band of toning to spine, the booklet is without fault. Pages are pristine and there are no names or writing. Measures 5"x7-3/4" and has 47 pages of text in addition to the fold-outs at back. History plus details for scale modelers. Originally published in 1937. View more info

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Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the Life of Ann I. Allen

By: Bidlack, Ressell E,

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, the University of Michigan: 1998

Seller ID: 23852

ISBN: 096668205-C-9

Condition: Like New


Crisp, beautiful book which appears unread or handled much. It measures 6" x 9" and has 118 pages printed on snow white coated paper. The text includes historic photographs from her chilhood home to her grave stone. The story of her life begins in 1797 as an orphan and ends1875 when she died. It also shows a photo of her grave. View more info

The Voyageurs and Their Songs

By: Blegen, Theodore C.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society: 1966

Seller ID: 21096

Condition: Very Good


Very njce, clean book measuring 8"x11-1/2". Only fault is small bit of wear to front near spine in a couple small spots, none of which compromise binding. Illoustrated with art. Text offers a history of the voayagerurs and the Fur Trade and presents the actual songs in their original French with explanation in English. 24 pages. View more info

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Centennial History of Hardin County, Ohio Including Centennial Celebration Program May 28,29,30 1933

By: Blue, Herbert T.O.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Kenton, Ohio, Blue, Herbert T.O.: 1933

Seller ID: 27038

Condition: Very Good


A rather scarce book in clean, tightly bound condition. No names or writing, no spine crease and pristine pages. Only fault is a small crease to tip of lower front corner. Text is quite inclusive and is augmented with black and white photographs throughout. It also contains the program for the Centennial celebration. Measures 6"x9" and has 180 pages. View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1998 (Volume LXIV Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1998

Seller ID: 19919

Condition: Very Good


Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to, the debate over flood control on the Lower Mississisppi 1846-1861; the Freedman's Bureau and white leaders in Virginia; the Spencer-Warner controversy; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Southern military schools 1865-1915; female education in an antebellum southern family; the ... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1995 (Volume LXI Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1995

Seller ID: 19920

Condition: Very Good


Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Tiny tear to top front edge of one only fault. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to: evangelical dissent Piedmont, Virginiana 1740-1755; Martin Van Buren and partisan politics of Texas Annexation; Julia Peterkin; the rape myth in the Old South reconsidered; interracial unionism in the Alabama coal field... View more info

The Journal of Southern History Volume 1994 (Volume LX Nos. 1-4 Full Run)

By: Boles, John B. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Southern Historical Association: 1994

Seller ID: 19921

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean journals -- no spine creasing, no names or writing, pages and page edges pristine. Each measures 6"x9-1/4" and is the size of a quality paperback. Topics include, but are not limited to: Virginia Bernhard and the histriography of early Virginia; Muslims in Early America; Evangelical communities Twigg Co. Georgia 1820-1861; rape and the law in the Old South; antebellum southern fathers and health care of children; the case of Richard Bennet 1667-1749... View more info

Among the Indians; Eight Years in the Far West 1858-1866

By: Boller, Henry A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Lakeside Press): 1958

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 24278

Condition: Fine


Beautiful little book, part of an ongoing series, one volume of which has been published each year since 1903 by R.R. Donelley to be given to customers, stockholders ,and employees as Christmas keepsakes. The first time these enter the marketplace it's the SECONDARY marketplace. The color changes every 25 years -- this is from the navy blue series. Book measures 4-1/2"x7", has a gilded top edge and 461 pages. Illustrated. The foreword offers a sort of "State... View more info

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My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews With Nathan Boone

By: Boone, Nathan;Hammon, Neal O.;Draper, Lyman Copeland; Boone, Olive Van Bibber

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Kentucky: 1999

Seller ID: 26041

ISBN: 0813121035

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges pristine. Jacket is without tears or chips and shows only a small wrinkle to back near bottom of spine. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar. An interesting look at Daniel Boone from the prespective of his son, Nathan and Nathan's wife, Olive. This material was obtained by Lyman Draper, an oral history archivist, who interviewed Nathan Boone in the mid-1850's. Illustrated with ma... View more info

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Florida; A Pictorial History

By: Bowe, Richard J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1970

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 25429

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautful book. Appears to have been read extrmely gently by its previous owner. Both book and jacket are pristine with no names or writing, no bumps, and no tears or chips. Jacket is protected by brand new mylar cover. Measures 9-1/2"x12" and has 160 pages. Illustrated profusely with historical photographs, plus text. View more info

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Triumphant Mourner: The Tragic Dimension of Franklin Pierce (SIGNED)

By: Brian M. Jordan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dorrance Pubishing Co. Inc.,: 2003

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 23896

ISBN: 0805962859

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition -- no spine crease, no cove left, no creases to pages, no names or writing other than the author' s which reads, "12-11-03, With Best wishes, Brian Mathew Jordan." President 14 is one of the least known of the 45. He put everything he had into poltiics and partisan ones at that. All of this kep him from his wife and children and paved the trail for the Civil War.The book measures 6" x 9" and has 133 pages. View more info

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Bridgton, Maine 1768-1994; An Updated Bicentennial History

By: Bridgton Historical Society

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Camden, Maine, Picton Press: 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 259807ASH

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book bound in blue cloth and printed at face and spine. Pages and page edges pristine. Inscription on reverse side of title page reads thus: ---- and ------, Happy Bridgton memories to you, with affection and best wishes. Friends of the Bridgton Library, November, 1993." Dusjacket shows a couple little corner creases, but has no tears or chips and no price-clip and is most handsome in brand new mylar.This history was published initially in 1968 with a sec... View more info

Image for Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

By: Brodsky, Alyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Truman Talley Books / St. Martin's: 2004

Edition: First Editiion

Seller ID: 28266

ISBN: 0312309112

Condition: Fine


Very clean, attractive book with no defect of note -- not bumps to boards, no names or wtiting, no chips or tears and no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Benjamin Rush appears in many tomes of history, but more in passing than not. Finally a biograohy has centered on him as a member of the First Continental Congress snd leading surgeon for the Continental Army. Book has 404 page including index. View more info

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Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism: A Brief Biography with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

By: Bruce J. Schulman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bostonand New York, Bedford/St. Martin's: 2007

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23632

ISBN: 0312416334

Condition: Near Fine


Very nice clean book with no crease to spine and no names or writing,. Pages and page edges are pristine and cover corners are sharp.. The only fault is a superficial crease near spine at back cover which does not show on the reverse side. Book measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 299 pages which reveal much information about the "fascinating and enigmatic president", plus a look at American liberalism throughout the 20th century. View more info

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Autograph Letters of Thaddeus Kosciuszko in the American Revolution

By: Budka, Metchie J.E. (editor)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Polish Museum of America: 1977

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 27062PH

Condition: Very Good


Book is very clean with pristine cream colored pages and no bumps to boards. Faults include a gift inscription at top of front free endpaper and a few light spots to outer edge of back cover (see photo). Overall nice. Book includes numerous letters in Kosciuszko's hand, each of which is presented in type as well. There is also a section telling the story of his journey to America and the early war years .202 pages including index and oversized at 9-1/4"x12-1/4". View more info

The Burr-Hamilton Duel and Related Matters

By: Burr, Samaul Engle Jr.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: San Antonio, Texas, The Naylor Company: 1971

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 18621

ISBN: 0811104249

Condition: Very Good


Clean, tightly bound small book measuring 6"x8-1/4". Only faults are sunning to pale green paper at spine and former owner's name written small at front free endpaper. The author, a descendent of Aaron Burr, has penned an apologetic defending the character of his ancestor, but also correcting the misdeeds of previous historians, some of whom had not consulted primary resources. 57 pages. Includes a section on other famous American duels. View more info