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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. 496 pages. Nice map endpapers. Other titles SIGNED by Eckert available. View more info

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BOARDWALK MEMORIES TALES OF THE JERSEY SHORE

By: EMIL R. SALVINI

Price: $15.00

Publisher: GUILFORD CN., INSIDER GUIDE -GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS: 2006

Edition: 1ST

Seller ID: 7435

ISBN: 0762736747

Condition: FINE


MANY B.& W. PHOTOS AND TEXT TELL THE STORY OF THE JERSY SHORE BOARDWALKS FAMOUS VISITERS A FAMILY OUTING , MAJOR HURRICANES . NEARLY 200 YEARS OF BOARDWALK HISTORY 180 PGS , BOOK AND D.J. FINE CONDITION 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 photos throughout. 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;; and Before the Ghetto -- Economic and Social Conditions During Reconstruction. 201 pages. Indexed. 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

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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 cover to keep it from worsening. Book is also illsutrated with black and white photographs.The book is the result of two year... 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 of the Union" in which the company reported on the death of Thomas Donnelley, founder of the Lakeside Classics series an... 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 history. View more info

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

By: Fleming, Walter Lynwood

Price: $10.00

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 protection at frontis. Includes three other photographs and an engraving. Indexed. Other titles from the series available. 32... 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 including index. 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. Edited by noted historian Milo Quaife. Over 700 collective pages. 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 both the North and South and orginal documents such as letters and diaries, plus a detailed chronology of the war and an ext... 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 of the Union" in which the company reported expansion of physical properties and an increase in customers. Book is the ... 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, the Lake Erie conspiracy, and what happened toJohn Yeats Beall and Bennet G. Burley. View more info

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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 measures 9-1/4"x12-1/4" and has 117 pages. 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 organized into Arkansas County and then into the Arkansas Territory before Missouri became a state. The appendix is especiall... View more info

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THE JOURNAL OF MOJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON

By: GEORGE WASHINGTON

Price: $15.00

Publisher: WILLIAMSBURG VA., COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: 1985

Seller ID: 7288

ISBN: 091041257X

Condition: FINE


AN ACCOUNT OF WASHINGTON'S FIRST OFFICIAL MISSION , MADE AS EMISSARY FROM THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA TO THE COMANDANT OF THE FRENCH FORCES ON THE OHIO, OCT. 1753- JAN. 1754. AS NEW BOOK AND D.J. IN MYLAR 41 PGS. 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 noted historian Milo Quaife. 364 pages including index. We have many titles from the red collection, so if you are looking for a... 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