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An Amiable Woman; Rachel Jackson

By: Cruse, Katherine W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hermitage, Tennessee, Katherine W. Cruse & the Ladies' Hermitage Association: 1994

Seller ID: 24223

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely, clean pamphlet with an attrative likeness of the subject on cover. Illustrated throughout with small drawings and photographs of articles owned by the Hermitage Association which belonged to thre First Lady. 34 page biography. View more info

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Boca Raton (Florida): A Pictorial History

By: Curl, Donald Walter ; Johnson, John P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Boca Historical Society: 1990

Seller ID: 27546DH

ISBN: 089865792X

Condition: New


Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Will arrive in brand new mylarc over. This is not a fluff book -- it's a serious history of a Florida town with much text and many historic photographs printed on high quality coated paper. Traces Boca from its pioneer days to the time of writing. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 208 pages. View more info

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My Life on the Plains

By: Custer, General George A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press: 1952

Edition: Christmas Edition

Seller ID: 28182

Condition: Fine


Book is crisp, clean and attractive with no defects of nite No fading to gilt , no exterior wear, no names or writing, and pristine pages and page edges . The Lakeside Classics are reprints issued annually to stockholders and other friends of the press as Christmas keepsakes. The first time they appear for sale is on the secondary market. The binding color changes ever 25 years. Book measures 4-1/2"x7" and have gilded top edges. Edited by noted historian Mil... View more info

Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973

By: Dallek, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 24242

ISBN: 0195054652

Condition: Near Fine


A massive book of 754 pages in very nice, clean condition. No price-clip, no tears or chips, no names or writing and jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. The final volume of Robert Dallek's acclaimed biography which focuses on Johnson's presidental years. View more info

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Lousiana A Narrative History

By: Davis

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Claitor's Publishing Division: 1976

Edition: Third Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 23757

Condition: Very Good Condition


This book is clean and beutiful inside and out. The only defect is a very small flat crease to the lower tip on the front board. The spine bands are intact , as is the gilt on the spine. there are no names apr writing and no dog ears. The book is beautifulland amply illustrated throughout with scenes and maps. The text is divided in eight parts: an intro in Louisiana history; French Colonial Lousiana; Spanish Colonial Louisiana; Early Years of the American Regime; Ante B... View more info

History of Sciatuate, Massachusetts from Its First Settlement to 1831

By: Deane, Samuel

Price: $65.00

Publisher: North Sciatuate, Mass., Bates & Vinal: 1899

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20465HNC

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome volume displaying beveled edges on both brown boards. Clean and tightly bound with no names or writing and no cracking to hinges. Wear along spine bands at top and bottom and bit of corner wear only faults. Originally published by James Loring, Boston, 1831. Two page addendum entitled Sciatuate, Massachiusetts Incidents of Note lightly taped in at back endpapers. 406 pages plus index. View more info

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The Heart of Cleveland: Public Square 1900-2000

By: Deegan, Gregory G.;Toman, James A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., Cleveland Landmarks Press: 1999

Inscription: SIGNED by Both Authors

Seller ID: 25778DH

ISBN: 0936760125

Condition: NEW


Crisp BRAND NEW book. Measures 9"x11-1/2" and is printed on quality coated paper with numerous black and white photogrpaphs throughout text. -- 140 imagws in all. There is a small early history of Public Square, but the focus here is on the 20th century -- what happened during good times and bad. 136 pages. View more info

Artful Thunder; Versions of the Romantic Tradition in American Literature in Honor of Howard P. Vincent

By: DeMott, Robert J.; Marovitz, Sanford E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, Kent State University Press: 1975

Seller ID: 20689

ISBN: 0873381726

Condition: Very Good


Book is crisp and clean as new with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Dustjacket paper retains its crispness and had not been price-clipped. Only fault is a few minor spots of edgwear -- very handsome in brand new protective mylar. A compendium of essays by various scholars beginning with two testimonies to Howard Vincent, himself a renowned scholar. Among the other topics addressed are Poe's Pym and the Social Imagination; Hawthorne's House of Pyncheon: A Theo... View more info

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Restless is the River

By: Derleth, August

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28265

Condition: Very Good


Nicely kept book from a collector. Book itself is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped and has no tears. Looks handsome in brand new mylar.There's a small chip ro upper front corner next to spine. another smalll one to lower right corner and a bit of soil that proved imepervious to a document pad. This is historical fiction which begins in Hungary and ultimately to Wisconsin. The author also wrote "Wind Over Wis... View more info

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Boston Under Military Rule (1768-1769) As Revealed in A Journal of the Time

By: Dickerson, Oliver Morton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press: 1971

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 26059PH

Condition: Fine


Crisp clean book originally published in 1936 and reprinted here by Greenwood in 1971. Only fault is former owner's embossing on bottom corner of first two pages. Book measures 7"x10-1/4" and has 137 pages. Text is presented in journal form spanning September 28, 1768 through August 1, 1769 View more info

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A Pictorial History of Richland County

By: Domer, John R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal:

Seller ID: 23774

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book which was read very carefully, if at tall. There is no defect inside or out and everything is clean with no bumps and no names or writing. The photographs are vintage and have descriptive captions for almost all. Some pictures do not, but they still still bring a few threads to weave the story of an Ohio county. In addition to the photos there is an overall history of Richland County at front of book which measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/4" nd has 96 pages. View more info

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This Is a Pair of Levi's Jeans: The Official History of the Levi's Brand

By: Downey, Lynn;McDonough, Kathleen;Lynch, Jill Novack

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San francisco, California, U.S.A., Levi Strauss Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 25298

ISBN: 0961746017

Condition: Fine


Beautiful book, as new. Fitted with clear plastic jacket of heavy guage. Very handsome design -- an art book of itself with large graphic printing and ample photographs and advertising. A truly creative history of an iconic company. Fold-outs and fascimile lettes too! Measures 11"x13-1/2". View more info

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Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (SIGNED)

By: Dunnigan, Brian Leigh

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brighton, Michigan, U.S.A., Great Lakes Books: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 25970

ISBN: 0814327672

Condition: Fine


A beautiful, oversized volume which measures 13-1/4"x18-1/4". Boards, pages and page edges are pristine. and is is SIGNED with inscription (see photo).. Book seeks to illustrate and descrribe all known images of Detroit in the pre-photographic era from the city's fouding in 1701 to 1838. Also includes maps and plans. 287 pages including index. VERY heavy book-- orders outside the U.S. must be sent priority mail due to post office regulation. View more info

Image for Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition: Illustrated With Candid Photographs

Chicago Day at the World's Columbian Exposition: Illustrated With Candid Photographs

By: Dybwad, G. L.;Bliss, Joy V.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., Book Stops Here: 1997

Seller ID: 25595DH

ISBN: 0963161237

Condition: Very Good


Book is breautiful and would be perfect were it not for a tiny crease to upper front corner and a small bit of wear to lower front corner. Book is pristine inside and out with no names or writing.The Columbian Exposition was one of Chicago's claims to fame -- the scope and the technology of it is amazing and this book captures it all in words and black and white illustrations. Large reproduction of the original souvenir map laid in and shown in photo one. View more info

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Blue Jacket War Chief of the Shawnees

By: Eckert, Allan W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1969

Edition: Eighth Printing

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 27376

Condition: Fine


Crisp,clean, beautiful book. Only fault is a small shadow from a previous sticker at lower back corner next to spine. Otherwise pristine inside and out with no price-clip. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Eckert inscribed and autographed on the half title page in very clear script. Nice map inside. Narrative covers Blue Jacket's exploits through the wilderness of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. 177 pages. View more info

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That Dark and Bloody River: Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley

By: Eckert, Allan W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Bantam Dell Pub Group: 1995

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 20181A

ISBN: 0553094483

Condition: Very Good


Very nicely kept book, owned by a collector. No names or writing, no chips or tears, no price-clip and jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Attractive map endpapers front and back.. Eckert was the master of historical narrative and this accounting of pioneer Ohio and the Ohio River ("that dark and bloody river that leads to a dark and bloody land") is no exception. Based on a vast amount of research both scholarly and anecdotal. 810 pages. Indexed. Several SIGNED E... View more info

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The Wilderness War: A Narrative (SIGNED)

By: Eckert, Allan W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Little, Brown & Co.: 1978

Edition: Firsrt Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 27383

ISBN: 0316208752

Condition: Near Fine


Very clean, attractive book with no bumps to boards and no price clip. Jacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book is SIGNED and inscribed on half title page thus "To -----------, All the Best! Allan W. Eckert". Book is the fourth title in The Winning of America series.Narrative begins in 1763 where the previous tuitle, Wilderness Empoire, ended with the englsih victory over the French in the French and Indian War. ... View more info

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History of the Studebaker Corporation 1852-1923

By: Erskine, Albert Russel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, The Studebaker Corporation: 1924

Seller ID: 23610

Condition: Very Good


Very nice book, handled gently. The pages are very clean with no foxing and no names or writing. The binding is also very good with no cracking to gutters. There's a tiny bump on the front cover which appears to be a small tear to the surface and was reglued. It's at the upper front corner next to the gold ruling. The book measures 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" ans has 229 pages. Text is divdied into two parts, The Early Period and The Studebaker Corporation. There are also 90-plud p... View more info

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The Underside of Reconstruction New York: The Struggle over the Issue of Black Equality

By: Farley, Ena L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Florence, Kentucky, U.S.A., Routledge: 1993

Edition: First Edtion

Seller ID: 25555

ISBN: 0815310129

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. White printing to spine id bright and readable. No dustjacket, but appears that it may have been designed that way, as the ISBN appears on the back of cover. Chapters are entitled: Black Suffrage and the Reluctant Republicans 1865-67; The Fluctuating Support for Black Suffrage 1867-1870; States Rights and Black Citizens; Methodists and Batists on the Issue of Black Equality; The Right to Education;; an... View more info

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Yesterday's Cincinnati: Special Bicentennial Edition

By: Feck, Luke

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cincinnati., Ohio, Writer's Digest Books: 1987

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23601

ISBN: 0898792916

Condition: Fine


Very nice book, giftable, clean and bright with no names or writing, no bumps to boards, no tears or chips to dust jacket. Book is in brand new mylar and looks very handsome. Has not been price-clipped either. Book measures 7" x 10" and has 143 pages uincluding a name index. There's plenty of text, but the photogtaphs are dominant -- every page has one or more -- and each photo has a description. View more info