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Image for My Passage at the New Orleans Tribune: A Memoir of the Civil War Era (Southern Literary Studies)

My Passage at the New Orleans Tribune: A Memoir of the Civil War Era (Southern Literary Studies)

By: Houzeau, Jean-Charles

Price: $15.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Louisiana State University Press: 1984

Edition: Presumed First.

Seller ID: 23494

ISBN: 0807111783

Condition: Fine


Book is crisp and clean with snow white pages and page edges, No names or writing and no bumps to boards. The dustjacket is likewise clean wtih no tears or chips and looks handsome in a brand new mylar cover. There is no price on the front flap as per design. The author was a Belgian scientist who arrived in New Orleans in 1857 whereupon he found himself disturbed by the ongoing slavery. After a stint of helping slaves and Unionists excape from Confederate Texas to Mex... View more info

Theodore Roosevelt and His Times (Chronicles of America Series #47)

By: Howland, Harold

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New Haven, ST, Yale University Press: 1921

Edition: Extra Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 20751

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is beautiful -- crisp and clean with no names or writing and and highly ornamented blue boards. Only fault is a bit of gilt loss to top edge. Jacket darkened at spine, but is otherwise crisp and fresh in brand new mylar. Illustrated. Though part of the enormous Chronicles of America series, book is a stand-alone title. which discusses, among other topics, Roosevelt in the New York assembly, Civil Service reform, Roosevelt as president, the Square Deal, reclam... View more info

Lewis & Clark and the Indian Country; The Native American Perspective

By: Hoxie, Frederick E.; Nelson, Jay T.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press: 2007

Seller ID: 18247

ISBN: 0252074858

Condition: NEW


Crisp, BRAND NEW copy. The authors shine a light on the long-term impact of the Lewis and Clark expedition from a Native American point of view. Includes interviews conducted with Native Americans over two centuries, as well as other primary sources. Shows the complex interactions bewteen Native Americans, travelers, ranchers, fur traders, teachers and missionaries. 366 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Anne Hutchinson's Refuge in the Wilderness and The Burning of the Village of White Plains

By: Hufeland, Otto

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Otto Hufeland: 1929

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 25864

Condition: Very Good


Very nice booklet which is quite hard to locate, as it was confined to just 100 copies in this form. Tells the story of the second settler of Westchester County, New York who settled there in 1642 and died the following year. The booklet has a wonderful color map at front, plus a fold-out map at the center and a few full page black and white photographs of the area. Booklet also tells of the burning of the village of White Plains. Measures 6"x9" and has 43 pages... View more info

The Houses and History of Chester (Revised Edition)

By: Hull, Cary S. (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chester, Connecticut, The Chester Historical Society: 1984

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 20398HNC

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful book with attractive art at cover of light grey wraps. Measures 5-1/4" tall and and 8-1/2" long. Illustrated profusely with historic photos of the town and its people at front and back, but also scattered throughout. The bulk of the book, however, consists of photos of the homes accompanied by their histories. Includes maps and a history of the town itself. 152 pages. TWO like copies available. View more info

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Celebrating 300 Years of Detroit Cooking 1701 to 2001

By: Humes, Marguerite J. (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Histroical Society Guild: 2001

Edition: Tricentennial Edition

Seller ID: 23444

Condition: Fine Condition


Crisp, clean book -- clearly new and never read. Prtistine inside and out. Book was published to celebrate Detroit's Tricentenary with a celebration of 300 years of cooking in the Motor City. Contents are divided into three sections -- Campfires To Cranes 1701-1800; Hearthstones To Fancy Kitchens 1801-1900';Cast Iron Stoves to Microwave Ovens 1901-2000. Book measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/2", has 232 pages including index, and is illustrated throguhout with historic blac... View more info

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The Story of Dorset, Vermont

By: Humphrey, Zephine

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, The Tuttle Company: 1924

Seller ID: 24523

Condition: Very Good


Very clean and attractive with dark green boards printed in gilt at face and spine. Pages and page edges likewise clean. Only faults are former owner's name and date at top of front free endpaper and a small stain to top corner on right hand side of the few last pages. Illustrated with drawings throughout. Very charming, very readable. 288 pages. View more info

Image for Logistics of Liberty: American Services of Supply in the Revolutionary War and After

Logistics of Liberty: American Services of Supply in the Revolutionary War and After

By: Huston, James A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cranbury, New Jersey, U.S.A., Univ of Delaware Press: 1991

Seller ID: 26028

ISBN: 0874133815

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is clean and attractive with no names or writing. Only fault is tiny faint crease to upper front corner. Jacket shows a closed 1-1/2" tear to lower bottom edge at back and a little rubbing to outer edge at front. Overall most handsome in brand new mylar. An interesting look at the military supply process of the American Revolution which included movements of troops and service support.Offers numerous examples of tremendous success and also probes the system f... View more info

Image for Highway Under the Hudson; A History of the Holland Tunnel

Highway Under the Hudson; A History of the Holland Tunnel

By: Jackson,. Robert W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23792

ISBN: 0814742998

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new. No defect of note. Flap of dustjacket shows no price as per design. Book has no bumps, no names or writing, and no tears and chips. A very readaBook will arive in brand new mylar coveble book about an enormous engineering project which coves the expected technology and even politics, but there is also drama. The book is illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings, measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 266 pages including the index. View more info

Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans

By: James, General Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Lakeside Press): 1953

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 24281

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

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Stow, Ohio Shadows of Its Past

By: James, Peggie Seitz

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Edwards Brothers: 1972

Seller ID: 26007

Condition: Very Good


Very nciely kept book -- clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. A wonderful reference not only for obtaining historical information about the town, but also for genealogy, as there are many names with biographcial information. Illustrated with photographs. 307 pages including index. View more info

The American Historical Review 1915

By: Jameson, J. Franklin (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1915

Edition: Volume XX; No. 4

Seller ID: 20233HNC

Condition: Good


A single issue of the periodical from July, 1915. Spine and edges sunned and former owner's name to top front edge, but contents very clean and seemingly unread, as pages have not been opened. Small bit of wear to tail of spine and a small tear to lower back edge mended with archival tape. Designed with overhang to cover, but this has been neatly trimmed. Major articles as follows: The Economic Basis of the Decline of Ancient Cultures; Magna Carta and the Responsible Min... View more info

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MARY TODD LINCOLN A BIOGRAPHY

By: JEAN H. BAKER

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. NORTON: 1987

Inscription: OWNER NAME ON FRONT FLY LEAF

Seller ID: 6007

ISBN: 0393024369

Condition: FINE


IN THIS ELEGANT BIOGRAPHY , BAKER USES PREVIOUSLY UNTAPPED LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS TO PORTRAY A WOMAN WHO, LIKE THE NATION HER HUSBAND LED ,ACHIEVED BUT AN INCOMPLETE VICTORY OVER INTERNAL DISCORD View more info

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

By: JOHN T MORSE

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NEWYORK, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 1893

Seller ID: 7119

Condition: FINE


A TWO VOLUME SET , ONE OF 28 TITLES IN THE AMERICAN STATESMAN SERIES PUBLISHED IN THE LATE 1800'S. THIS THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN TITLE , THE SET IS BOUND IN DARK BLUE CLOTH WITH GOLD LETTERING AND DECORATION &TOP PAGE EDGE . A BATTLE MAP CREATED FOR THIS SET IS PRESENT IN THE POCKET AT THE BACK OF VOL 1 THE MAP IS STRONG AND BRIGHT . THE ONLY FLAW IS A 1INCH TEAR IN THE EDGE OF THE MAP AS WELL AS THE EDGE OF THE POCKET . I THANK YOU FOR NOT ASKING WHO CAUSED THE TEARS. ... View more info

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To Do Good to My Indian Brethren: The Writings of Joseph Johnson 1751-1776

By: Johnson, Joseph;Murray, Laura J.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Univ of Massachusetts Pr: 1998

Seller ID: 25676D

ISBN: 1558491260

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges pristine.Illustrated with maps and art. Inspired by the diaries and other writings of new Englander Jospeh Johnson. The original material is here augmented by commentary; 324 pages. Indexed. View more info

Image for Historic Colonial French Dress; A Guide to Re-Creating North American French Clothing

Historic Colonial French Dress; A Guide to Re-Creating North American French Clothing

By: Johnson. Moyars with Forbes, Judy and Delaney, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana, Ouabache Press: 1982

Seller ID: 24300

ISBN: 0960902600

Condition: Very Good


Very nice book, Tightly bound with no names or writing and no spine crease. Pages pristine Only fault is mild soil to small area of spine at back. Book is both a costume history of the period and how-to book for recreating French colonial fashions for both men and women. Includes patterns. Drawings show the ensembles worn by various people in the community. 138 pages. View more info

Image for Captain Oliver Pond's Hessian Fusiliercap; A Monograph

Captain Oliver Pond's Hessian Fusiliercap; A Monograph

By: Jones, Kenneth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washignton D.C., National Museum of American History: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 24460

Condition: Very Good


Scarce booklet the author of which was a member of the editorial staff of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association. Paper is crisp and pages are pristine. Only fault is light soil to a few places on cover. Illustrated with black and white photographs and facsimile documents. Book's aim is to document the descendants of Captain Oliver Pond whose helmet, or as it was called, his cap, was passed down the generations until it found a lasting home. Biography of Pond inclu... View more info

Image for Wheat, Glass, Stone and Steel: The Story of Massillon, Ohio  (SIGNED)

Wheat, Glass, Stone and Steel: The Story of Massillon, Ohio (SIGNED)

By: Kane, Ruth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Massillon, Ohio, Massillon Bicentennial-Sesquicentennial Committee: 1976

Seller ID: 23580

Condition: Near Fine


Though the dustjacket is missing, the boards are very handsome without it. The cover shows two medallions -- both combining Massillon's 200th anniversary and the nation's Bicentennial.It's not often seen, especially in such clean appearance. The author SIGNED it too on the title page and dated it October 9, 1976. The book measures 6-1.4" x 9-1/4" and has 194 pages plus back matter. Illustrated with black and white photographs. View more info

Image for North Carolina's Coastal Carteret County During the American Revolution 1765-1785

North Carolina's Coastal Carteret County During the American Revolution 1765-1785

By: Kell, Jean Bruyere

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Carteret County, North Carolina, Carteret County Bicentennial Program: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 259808

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book, a limited edition confined to 2000 copies, but the number and signature have not been filled in. Book is very clean with blue cloth boards and a blue and white map dustjacket. There are no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Pages and page edges very clean and tightly bound. Jacket shows a a light shadow from an old price-sticker at front and a small sticker at back endflap showing original price. Book measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 213 pages. I... View more info

Image for The Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Campaign

The Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Campaign

By: Kemp, L.W.; Kilman, Ed

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1947

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 24514

Condition: Near Fine


Very handsome self-published booklet which is quite desirable for both appearance and content. The booklet is clean and bright and printed on quality paper with handsome illustration. 42 pages. Measures 5"x7-1/2". No names or writing. What's interesting is that the actual battle of San Jacinto lasted only twenty minutes, but had been planned for six YEARS! View more info