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Image for Rochester and Monroe County: A History  and Guide

Rochester and Monroe County: A History and Guide

By: Federal Writers' Porject

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, Scrantom's: 1937

Seller ID: 23640

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is clean and nice with no bumps to boards and no writing. There is, however, a previous owner's bookplate for which I will provide a new unused one to cover, or add. The only other fault is fading to part of lettering to face board (see photo) All listed maps are accounted for including three that are large fold-outs. The dustjacket is present, but shows chips to corners, at one spot on back cover, and at top of spine. The jacket is now in a brand new mylar ... View more info

War-Path and Bivouac; The Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition

By: Finerty, John F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Lakeside Press): 1955

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 24279

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 375 pages. Illustrated. The foreword offers a sort of "State... View more info

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Marxists and Utopias in Texas

By: Fischer, Ernest G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Burnet, Texas, Eakin Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27060TB

ISBN: 0890152330

Condition: Very Good


Clean, tightly bound book with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Dustjacket is most handsome in brand new mylar with no tears or chips. No price on endflaps. The author drew on many historical documents, including memoirs, and visited every location where a utopoian community had once settled in order to understand "pioneer socialism". But he also studied its modern counterpart, both in Texas and in eastern Europe. 246 pages including index. An interesting hi... View more info

The Sequel of Appomattox (Chronicles of America Series #32)

By: Fleming, Walter Lynwood

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1921

Seller ID: 20347

Condition: 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 of jacket and one small tear to back side edge, almost invisible in brand new mylar. Book itself is beautiful -- navy blue boards with much ornamentation and gilded top edge which shows a few little spots of gilt loss. #32 in the Chronicles of America series, but a stand-alone title. Portrait of Charles Sumner with tissue p... View more info

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Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775 (Early American Studies)

By: Fogleman, Aaron Spencer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Univ of Pennsylvania Press: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 27413TB

ISBN: 0812233093

Condition: Fine


Book itself is crisp and clean as new -- no bumps to boards, no names or writing, and pristine pages and page edges. The dustjacket is likewise clean and attractive with no tears or chips. Only faulr is sunning to spine. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover.Illustrarted with charts and images in black and white. Book is billed as the first comprehensive history of German immigration to America in the 18th century. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/2" and has 257 pages i... View more info

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A History of Illinois from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 (Two Volume Set)

By: Ford, Gov, Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press R.R. Donnelly: 1945

Seller ID: 24630

Condition: Fine


Books are are clean and attractive with just a faint crease to top corners of volume I. No fading to gilt and pristine pages and page edges with no writing. Volume I published in 1945 and volume two in 1946. The Lakeside Classics are 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. Books measure 4-1/2"x7" and have gilded top edges... View more info

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History of Hamilton, Ohio with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches

By: Ford, Henry A.; Ford, Katie B.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Evansville, Indiana, Unigraphic: 1974

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 27328

Condition: Good-plus


This is a reprint of the original published by L.A. Williams Co. in 1881.It's clean and tightyl bound with no names or writing. Faults include fading of gilt printing at spine, a small bit of wear to bottom of spine, one tiny wear spot at top of spine and toning to exterior page edges. Book is quite large at 9-1/2"x12-1/2" and has 431 pages, plus a 208 page index of names. Very helpful for geneaological research. Illustrated handsomely with portraits and scenes. View more info

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Women in the American Civil War (Two Volume Set)

By: Frank, Linda Tendrich (editor)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, ABC-Clio: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 19783

ISBN: 1851096000

Condition: New (slightly hurt)


Crisp, BRAND NEW set, slightly hurt.. Only faul is a wrinkle, a small nick, and a small tear to top of spine on volume II. Books measure 9"x11" with material divided between two volumes with volume I containing A-G entries and Volume II H-Z. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes over 300 entries covering individuals, organizations, battles and women's roles in the American Civil War. Also includes 14 conceptual essays on all aspects of life for women in... View more info

Two Views of Gettysburg

By: Fremantle, Sir Arthut J.L.; Haskell, Frank A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Lakeside Press): 1964

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 24320

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 264 pages. Illustrated. The foreword offers a sort of "State... View more info

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Rebels on Lake Erie

By: Frohman, Charles E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canton, Ohio, Ohio Historical Society: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23565

ISBN: 0967839629

Condition: Very Good


Very clean and attractive book, published for the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidental Center. The book measures 6-1/2 x x 9/4" with 157 pages, plus large black and white phtoograhs at back of book. There are no names or writing, no spine crease and a crisp clean cover. Text covers the Civil War prison located on an island in Lake Erie. Chapters delve into location, staffing, life in prison, health issues, rumors of raids, escapes, executions, the last days of the prison... View more info

Image for Fort Wayne, Indiana 1913; A Presentation of Her Resources  Achievemants and Possibilities

Fort Wayne, Indiana 1913; A Presentation of Her Resources Achievemants and Possibilities

By: Gardner, H.W. (compiler)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Fort Wayne, Indiana, The Fort Wayne News: 1913

Seller ID: 27154

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing and still showing original cording. Only fault is a small chip to bottom front edge. Edges are yapped, so it's amazing that there isn't more damage because the overhang lends itself to tears and chipping. Lavishly illustrated throughout, primarily in black and white, but also in color as seen in photos. It's billed as "An Authentic Compilation of the City's Industrial, Financial and Civic Activities. Book m... View more info

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Bountiful Bootheel Borning; A History in Narrative Verse (SIGNED)

By: Garrett, Jasamyn Garrett

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hayti, Missouri, Self-published: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 24303

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean, attractive book. Some fading to gilt at face, but still quite readable. Pages pristine with small bit of light staining to exterior bottom edge. SIGNED on front free endpaper by author thus, "Greetings to one who has wandered from his home-land! Jasamyn S. Garrett" A heavily researched history in verse of the Bootheel area of Missouri which includes all of the New Madrid District of the Louisana Purchase with the exception of the area which was ... View more info

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Six Years With the Texas Rangers

By: Gillett, James B.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press: 1943

Edition: Christmas Edition

Seller ID: 28177

Condition: Near Fine


Book is crisp, clean and attractive with just a faint crease to bottom of spine (see ophoto).. No fading to gilt and pristine pages and page edges with no writing. The Lakeside Classics are classic 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. Books measure 4-1/2"x7" and have gilded top edges. Edited by note... View more info

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Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soliders Anthology

By: Glasrud, Bruce A.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: College Station, Texas, U.S.A., Texas A & M Univ Press: 2007

Seller ID: 24625

ISBN: 1585446203

Condition: NEW


Crispo BRANDNEW book -- last one available. A compendium of essays by scholars who researched deeply the topic of African American soldiers in the Civil War known as "buffalo soldiers" and their proud legacy. 319 pages. Indexed. View more info

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The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide

By: Goss, K. David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 27863

ISBN: 0313320950

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book which almost presents as new. Laminated pictorial cover with no bumps -- designed without dustjacket. Book measures 7" x 10-1/4" and has 183 pages plus index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Chapter titles are these: The Origins of Puritan Belief in Witchcraft; The Accusations; Early Interpretations of the Salem Witch Trials; Contemporary Interpretations of the Salem Witchcraft Episode; and the Impact of the Salem Witch Trials on Later Ge... View more info

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John D. Rockefeller The Cleveland Years (SIGNED First Edition)

By: Goulder, Grace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Western Reserve Historical Society: 1972

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 23515

Condition: Viery Good


Book is very clean and nice. There's a handsome older bookplate with no name on it affixed to front free endpaper, underneath of which is the SIGNATURE of the author. Goulder SIGNED free of inscription. The dustjacket shows a few llittle glitches, but not much -- there are two very tiny chips, one at top front edge and one at bottom; a very small closed tear to middle of top fornt edge; and two small light spots on spine. It has not been price-clipped. Book itself is c... View more info

The Papers of Andrew Johnson (Volumes 1,2,3)

By: Graf, LeRoy; Haskins, Ralph W.

Price: $78.00

Publisher: The University of Tennessee Press: 1967

Seller ID: 19901

Condition: Near Fine


Very handsome set, gently cared for. Books themselves are pristine with very white pages and page edges and attractive dark green boards with black and gilt title boxes at spines. All three contain a gift inscription at front free endpaper from the same person to the same person. Jackets are crisp and unclipped and shows only tiny faults other than small stain to upper back corner of one. They will arrive in brand new mylar covers for protection.Books show black and whit... View more info

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History of Richland County, Ohio Its Past and Present

By: Graham, A.A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Unigraphic: 1972

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 19751A

Condition: Very Good


Vey nice, clean, tightly bound book measuring 7-1/2"x10-1/4". No numps to boards and pages and page edges pristine. Former owner's name written very small to upper front corner of front free endpaper. A massive tome bound in medium brown buckram with gilt printing at spine and face. Book is illustrated throughout with portraits and art depicting buildings and scenes of interest. The extensive text offers condensed history of the state, plus an extremely detailed one of ... View more info

The Mainstream of Connecticut; Three Hundred Years of Life Along the River

By: Grant, Ellsworth S.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Hartford, Connectocut, The Conencticut Historical Society: 1981

Seller ID: 20234HNC

Condition: Very Good


Nice catalog measuring 8-1/2"x11" and featuring 47 pages and 256 items from an exhibit held at the Connecticut Historical Society from January through May, 1981. Black and white photographs. Wraparound glossy cover features the painting "Middletown State of Connecticut", a watercolor on heavy paper attributed to Mary or Martha Rusell 1790-1801. View more info

The Knife in Homespun America (SIGNED Limited Edition in Slipcase)

By: Grant, Madison

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1984

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 10725B

Condition: Fine in Fine Slipcase


Madison Grant's books on knives and early pioneer accoutrements are highly regarded by collectors and becoming difficult to find, especially in the limited edition with slipcase. This is a beautiful copy, #126 out of just 300. It is signed first on the specially designed book plate on the front free endpaper and then again inscribed and signed to its former owner. The book has been lovingly kept and is clean and attractive with only one very tiny tear to upper rear corne... View more info