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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 Generations. 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 clean and attractive with no bumps to boards. Though John D. Rockefeller resided in Cleveland for over half a century, he is n... 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 white portrait at frontis and are illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and facsimile documents. Volume I spans... 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 the county. 941 pages, plus a 65 page index. 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 corner which has been reenforced at underside with a very small piece of archival tape. Even the paper of the dustjacket is as cri... View more info

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The Origins of American Intervention in the First World War

By: Gregory, Ross

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27055TB

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Dustjacket has been price--clipped and shows a small bit of rubbing to face and a a few tiny spots of wear to bottom front edge. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Part of the Norton Essays in American History; A consise scholarly examination in 162 pages. Indexed. View more info

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The Overland Mail 1849-1869 ; Promoter of Settlement, Precursor of Railroads

By: Hafen, Leroy R. Ph.D.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27832

Condition: Near Fine


Very nice clean boiok with no real defect of note. Green boards are clean and unbumped and there are no names or writing. Gilt printing at spine is bright and shiny, as is the gilded top edge. Other edges are deckled. Pristine inside and out. Book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" with 361 pages including index. among the many topics (see photo of contents) are these: the establishment of the U.S. Post Office; the Ocean Mail to the Pacific; Pioneer monthly mail to the inter-mountain region; the Butterfield Overland Mail; the postal service under reform and/or conflict; mail service to Pike's Peak regi... View more info

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Historical Collections of Harrison County in the State of Ohio

By: Hanna, Charles A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Evansville, Indiana, Unigraphic: 1973

Edition: Reprint from 1900

Seller ID: 27132

Condition: Very Good


Very clean, well cared for book bound in sturdy buckram, a facsimile edition of the original from 1900. Former owner's name and address stamped on front free endpaper only fault, but we will provide a brand new bookplate to use, or not, at buyer's discretion. A genealogist's dream bpook -- contains lists of first land owners, marriage records to 1841, will records to 1861, burial records of the early settlements, and numerous genealogies from the area. Book has 615 pages plus a 182 page index. Ww also have a rebound one published privately in 1900. View more info

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The Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly ( Four Issues, Full Run 1997)

By: Hansen, James A. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Museum of the Fur Trade: 1997

Edition: Volume 33; Nos. 1-4

Seller ID: 27046PH

Condition: Fine


Crisp clean magazines not often seen. Each measures 7"x10" and is slim featuring one article and a few short topics. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Topics include military canteens of the Fur Trade era, canteen manufacturing, identifying open kettles of copper and brass, point blankets, the matchcoat, French marmites, British Indian fusees and French trade guns. Several extras from the museum laid-in. Other issues available, including full runs. Contact us with what you are look9ing for and we'll be happy to see if we have it. View more info

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Boston and Its Story 1630-1915 (SIGNED By Mayor of Boston James M. Curley

By: Hartwell, Edward M.; McGkenen, Edward W.; Skelton, Edward O.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass., City of Boston: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27099

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean book measuring 5"x7" with 200 pages, plus a clean crisp fold-out at back.No dustjacket. There is also small bit of wear to top and botom of spine and a tiny puncture next to the "y" in "story" on the title. Book is, however, SIGNED in beautiful Spencerian script by the notorious Mayor James Curley who had ties to Tammany Hall and once was relected while serving in prison on a felony charge. Curley's inscription reads thus, "America and France today are one. James M. Curley, 1917." It's likely that this refers to the American Expeditionary Fo... View more info

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A History and Civics of Dover Village (Separate Index Laid-in)

By: Hasdell, R.S.; Rutherford, Hazel

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Cover Center, Ohio, Dover Village Board of Education: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25309

Condition: Fine


Very handsome book with a sturdy pebbled black cover printed in bright gilt at face. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 126 pages of text followed by a lengthy, but unpaginated, photograoh album that equals it. There is a also a separate index laid-in which was written by William M. Robishaw. View more info

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A History of Bradford Vermont

By: Haskins, Harold W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Littleton, New Hampshire, Courier Printing Co.: 1968

Seller ID: 25788

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully clean book with handsome red boards showing no bumps or soil. No names or writing. Printed on qualty coated paper and amply illustrated with historical photographs. Striking pictorial black and white endpapers. Book was published at the request of the town at the 1966 Annual Meeting. 455 pages. Indexed. View more info

Image for The Stonington Chronology 1649-1976; Being a Year-by-Year  Record of the American Way of Life in a Connecticut Town

The Stonington Chronology 1649-1976; Being a Year-by-Year Record of the American Way of Life in a Connecticut Town

By: Haynes, Williams

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chester, Connecticut, The Pequot Press: 1976

Edition: Bicentennial Edition

Seller ID: 23037HNK

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, crisp, clean volume. Pristine beige boards, very clean pages and page edges and no names or writing. Measures 8-1/2"x11". Illustrated with art protraits and black and white photographs. As the subtitle states, the town's history is related as it happened, year by year. 168 pages. View more info

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The William McKinley Story (Three Vintage McKinley Postcards Laid-in)

By: Heald, Edward Thornton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canton, Ohoio, Stark County Historical Society: 1964

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 23564

Condition: Vety Good


The book itself is very clean and nice with no spine crease and no names or writing. Pages are pristine and there are ample photographs throughout the 125 pages.plus index. The surprise are the three vintage postcards, all in good condition. Only one has a postmark with a date (1909) sent to Warren, Ohio and has a black and white image of the McKinley home in Canton, Ohio along with a photo of Mrs. McKinley. The third card shows the McKinley vault in West Lawn Cemetery, Canton Ohio and was sent to Osnaburg, Ohio. all three cards will arrive in brand new plastic sleeves. View more info

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The Browns of Providence Plantations; the Nineteenth Century (Volume II)

By: Hedges, James B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Providence, Rhode Island, Brown University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27395TB

Condition: Fine


Beautifully kept book woth pristine pagea and page edges. Ditto for boards which show no bumps. There is also no names or writing and no remainder mark. Dustjacket is likewise clean and has not been price-clipped. Only fault is a small closed tear to top front edge which is almost invisible. in y brand new mylar cover. This is volume II of a two volume set --volume I is the Browns of Providence Plantations: Colonial Years. Together the books trce the economic history of the Browns' enterprises. Illustrated with photographs, art and a facsimile document. 325 pages. View more info

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The Indian Historian Magazine Volume I Number 1 Premier Issue December, 1967

By: Henry, Jeanette (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, The American Indian Historical Society: 1967

Edition: Voume 1 No. 1

Seller ID: 24301

Condition: Very Good


Premier issue of a now scarce magazine. No mailing label and magazine is clean inside and out with just a touch of wear to crown and tail of spine. Illustrated in black and white with art. Articles include: The Meeting of Two Cultures at Christmas; American Indian Influence on Medicine and Pharmacology; Native Dances; The Art of the Indian in the Frame of Two Cultures; The Paintings of Frank Day; Our Inaccurate Textbooks; and Pre-Columbian Ridged Fields. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 34 pages. We also have a full run of four issues from 1971. View more info

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The Indian Historian Magazine Full Run 4 Issues, 1971

By: Henry, Jeanette (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, The American Indian Historical Society: 1971

Edition: Voume 1 No. 1

Seller ID: 24302

Condition: Very Good


Four very nice clean issues of a now scarce magazine, a full run for 1971. Mailing label present, but at back cover. Browning to one magazine at back cover along spine. Illustrated in black and white. Topics include, but are not limited to: mythology of the ancient Tlingit; a functional analysis of Cheyenne dress; Menominee termination; the anthropologist as Indian image-maker; death, burial and mourning among the Western Iroquois; the Eskimo seal hunt; the Maidu Indians of California; Paviotso child training; and the Paleo Indian. We also the the premier issue of Devember, 1967. View more info

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Cannonsburg Reflections 1802-2002 (Pennsylvania)

By: Herron, James T. (editor)

Price: $56.95

Publisher: Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, Cannonsburg Bicentennial Commission 2002: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Editor

Seller ID: 26004

Condition: Fine


Lovely clean book measuring 9"x11-1/4". Faux leather boards are very handsome with golden raised seal on front board. High quality momento of the town's 200th year birthday SIGNED by its editor. . Printed on nice quality glossy paper and illustrated with black and white photographs of historical interest. Much text also. 336 pages. View more info

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Cloth and Costume; 1750 to 1800 Cumberland Cpunty, Pennsylvania

By: Hersh, Tandy and Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Carlisle, PA, Cumberland County Historical Society: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 25680

ISBN: 0963892320

Condition: Fine


Beautiful, quality made book with orange cloth binding and black printing to face and spine.Very clean with no bumps to boards. Pages likewise pristine with no names or writing. Dustjacket is protected in mylar and shows just a tiny tear to lower spine. Printed on coated paper with many black and white photographs. Research from primary sources, including all estate inventories filed with the county, plus wills, deeds, advertisements., manuscripts, tax lists, indictments and newspapers. A serious study of interest to textile collectors, historical reenactors and more. 212 pages. View more info