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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

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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 of the Watkins family. Very hard to find this title in the original. 204 pages. Indexed. Believe it or not -- we haveTWO like... 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 9-1/2" and has 250 pages. View more info

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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 back. 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 settlers; King Philiips War; the American Revolution; the French and Indian War; slavery; the War of 1812; local militia, social... 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; Cleveland; and the Lake Erie wine islands. Cumulative pages number 120. View more info

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OCEAN TO ACEAN ON HORSEBACK

By: WILLARD GLAZIAR

Price: $35.00

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA, HUBBARD PUBLISHING CO: 1896

Seller ID: 7287

Condition: GOOD


THE STORY OF A HORSEBACK TRIP ACROSS THE U.S. IN THE LATE `1800'S INCLUDING OBSERVATIONS INCEDENTS AND ADVENTURES OF THE JOURNEY EX LIB. BUT INTERESTING PERIOD STICKER SHOWS IT WAS DONATED TO THE CANFIELD OHIO LIBRARY BY BLANCH VAN ALSTINE OF YOUNGSTOWN OHIO . LIB. CARD AND CARD POCKET INSIDE BACK COVER IS A PIECE OF HISTORY IN ITSELF , HINGES INTACT, PAGES BRIGHT View more info

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THE FRENCH WAR AND THE REVOLUTION

By: WILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS: 1901

Seller ID: 7280

Condition: GOOD


PART OF THE FIVE VOL AMERICAN HISTORY SERIES BY SCRIBNERS THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR IN NORTH AMERICA WITH SEVERAL MAPS. BOOK IS CLEAN AND BRIGHT , FRONT HINGE IS INTACT BUT SHOWS SIGNS OF WEAKNESS 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 III and then to John himself and his family. Includes letters both from and to him. Back of book contains color facsimiles of ... View more info

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Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield County Ohio

By: Wiseman, C.M.L.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Marceline, Missouri, Walsworth Publishing: 1984

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 27201

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, clean book bound in dark brown leatherttte which shows only minor wear and retains bright gilt at face and spine. Originally published in 1901. Book measures a standard 6"x9" and has 430 pages, plus a second index of names which is not paginated, but extensive. Very helpful for genealogical research. Fairfield Genealogical Society info laid-in. View more info

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Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic 1789-1815

By: Wood, Gordon S.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2009

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23641

ISBN: 0195039149

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book which is in beautiful condition with no bumps, no tears or chips, and no names or writing. Dustjacket does not have a printed price. It will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. Pages and page edges are very white, and tightly bound. Book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 778 pages including index. Illustrations are confined to the center and printed on a quality glossy paper.Book is written by a Pulitzer winneing author who covers the early American republic from 1789 to the end of the War of 1812. It also includes biographical information. View more info

Elizabethan Sea Dogs; A Chronicle of Drake and His Companions (#3 Chronicles of America Series)

By: Wood, Willkiam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1921

Edition: Extra Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 20668

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 fault is sunning to spine of jacket which willl arrive protected by brand new mylar. Book itself is beautiful -- navy blue boards with much ornamentation and gilded top edge which shows a few small spots of loss. #3 in the Chronicles of America series, but a stand-alone title. Book shines a light on Sir Francis Drake and his Sea Dogs who prepared the way for the pioneers of the Old World to explore the New.. 252 pages. Indexed. Five illustrations and one color folding map which is cr... View more info

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Nantucket Lands and Owners Volume 2. Bulletins 2,3,4,5, 6, 7 (six volumes)

By: Worth, Henry Barnard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Nantucket Island, Nantucket Hstorical Association: 1902

Seller ID: 23094

Condition: Very Good to Good


Consecutive set of six books missing volume 1. The final two in the series are without noteable defect other than flat wrinkles to back cover of one. Three have been repaired at spine with archival tape, one shows small loss of paper at lower spine and two show front cover chipping. Covers and contents clean on all and all are tightly bound. Very useful for historical and genealogical purposes. Included in the volumes are information on the families of early settlers, the governance of the island, landowners, the Nantucket Indians, the sheep commons, ancient buildings of Nantucket, Indian nam... View more info

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Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors

By: Writers' Program of the WPA

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio, The Wiesen-Hart Press: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23736

Condition: Very Good


Very nice book, tightly bound and clean inside and out. There's very little wear to the boards, the binding is without crracking and both headbands are clean and still in place at both ends of the spine.The only defects are a couple light spots to the front board and the previosu owner's name and address written on the half title page for which I will lay-in a new bookplate for the buyer to use, or not, as per choice. This book is very interesting and was created by the WPA , President Franklin Roosevelt's program to keep people workign during the Great Depression. The book offers much his... View more info