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A Canoe Voyage Up the Minnay Sotor (2 Vol. )

By: Featherstonhaugh, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society, 1970

Edition: Reprint


Minor shelf wear. This copy is lacking the slipcase. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 788 pages; This is a 2 volume reprint of the 1847 book. F ederal Indian Agent George Featherstonhaugh traveled extensively in the Midwest and also came through NW GA to report on the Cherokee situation. There is a fold-out map based on his travels in the back of Vol. 2. View more info

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A Canoe Voyage Up the Minnay Sotor (2 Vol. )

By: Featherstonhaugh, George

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Minnesota Historical Society, 1970

Edition: Reprint


Minor shelf wear to books which are NF. Slipcase has some wear and scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 788 pages; This is a 2 volume reprint of the 1847 book. F ederal Indian Agent George Featherstonhaugh traveled extensively in the Midwest and also came through NW GA to report on the Cherokee situation. There is a fold-out map based on his travels in the back of Vol. 2. View more info

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A Generation on Trial: USA vs. Alger Hiss

By: Cooke, Alistair

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1950

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Book has some, mostly light. edge corenr and surface wear. Still square and securely bound. No dustjacket. Alistair Cooke was the correspondent for The Manchester Guardian who covered the trial of Alger Hiss. Cooke attempted objectivity and did not argue for either guilt or innocence. The Hiss case still polarizes liberals and conservatives. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 + Index pages View more info

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American History Revised

By: Morris, Seymour, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books, 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Nice apperback 1st edition with some minor wear, including creases on corner where page 131 was dogeared. This book is a skeptical look at American history that seems, to me, to get most subjects right, i.e. the Kennedy assassination and recycling Coca Cola bottles. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 411 pages View more info

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An Illustrated Handbook of Mount Vernon

By: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, 1910


Stapled gray wraps with title in gold and Washington's grest in gold, black, red and silver. Lower right front corner torn away along with trace of a diagonal crease, otherwise, oly light wear and light aging. ; B&W Photographs; Oblong 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Unpaginated pages; Viewbook with text from 1910. View more info

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Another Such Victory : The Story of the American Defeat at Guilford Courthouse that Helped Win the War for Independence

By: Baker, Tomas E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Eastern Acorn Press, 1992


Book has only very light shelf wear. Spine is neither creased nor cracked; book is square and securely bound. VG+ to NF. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 90 pages; The story of an American defeat that led to the British surrender at Yorktown. View more info

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Behind the Bars for the First Amendment

By: Trumbo, Dalton, Foreword

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Commttee of First Amendment Defendants, 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Stapled white wraps with black titles and decoration. Some soiling and agetoning on wraps but otherwise in close to near fine condition. Square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Foreword by Dalton Trumbo. This booklet tells the story of 36 citizens who were jailed or threatened with jail because of their testimony or lack of testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The booklet also contains biographies of the 36 defendants,... View more info

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Cassell's History of the United States

By: Ollier, Edmund

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell Petter & Galpin, N.D.


One-half bound leather with red marbled paper. Much edge, corner and surface wear. Faded titles on spine, though "Vol. 2," in gilt, is still bright. Some chips on spine, raised bands. Book is square. Front cover has been reattached or at least reglued. Binding seems OK but is suspect on front hinge. Some interior toning and foxing. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 624 pages; Volume 2 only of this history, circa 1850. The volume ends well bef... View more info

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Compendium of the Enumeration of the Inhabitants and Statistics of the United States As Obtained At the Department of State, from the Returns of the Sixth Census

By: Various

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Thomas Allen, 1841

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Originally full leather though most of the surface of the leather on the covers has scuffed off. Edge and corner wear. Spine retains most of leather and gilt title. Book is square and binding secure though there is some minor starting. Some interior foxing and toning. ; Charts; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 379 pages; Report from 1840 Census with synopses of earlier censuses. View more info

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Corporation of the Town of Detroit : Act of Incorporation and Journal of the Board of Trustees 1802-1805

By: (Audrain, Peter)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Detroit, Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 1922

Edition: Facsimile Reprint


Tan cloth with black titles. Very light, general wear with some aging/light soiling on covers. A number of pages are unopened. Book is square and binding secure. Attractive copy. This is a nicely produced reprint of early Detroit incorporation documents. While not a precise facsimile, an introductory note says that the aim was to "preserve the essential characteristics of Peter Audrain's quaint record. Nice item related to Detroit, Michigan. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 8... View more info

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Discovery of North Pole by Cook and Peary Including the Marvelous Wonders of the Polar World, Etc.

By: Mowbray, Jay Henry, Ph. D. , Ll.d

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington DC, G. W. Bertron, 1909


Pictorial cover with faded gold or gilt titles. Edge , corner and surface wear (see scan) but still square and securely bound. ; B&W and Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 432 pages; Published after Cook's and Peary's trips to the North Pole. Very little publication information. View more info

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Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Recoinnassance of a New Route through the Rocky Mountains

By: Stansbury, Howard

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1852

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Faded tab covers with blindstamped design on front and somewhat faded gilt tiles on spine. Edge , corner and surface wear (see scan) but square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Small and light dampstain in top margin at front and extending to a less and less degree to p.125. Some other interior toning and occasional foxing. The two folding maps of the expedition were published in a separate volume which is not present . All plates, including the two foldouts ... View more info

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Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season

By: Nichols, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book and jacket appear pristine and unused. Endpapers are whaling charts. The book is the story of a terrible whaling disaster and its impact on the US economy. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 294 pages View more info

Hernando de Soto: a Savage Quest in the Americas

By: Duncan, David Ewing

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc., 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Both book and jacket have only very light wear. This was a Review Copy and publisher's materials are laid in. Solid, comprehensive account of DeSoto's exploration of the Southeastern United States in the 1500's. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 570 pages; Sold website 2.22.17 View more info

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In Defense of Thomas Jefferson :The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal

By: Hyland, William G. , Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2006

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Book and jacketa are new with no defects. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 292 pages; A book that suggests that Jefferson did not have an affair with Sally Henings. View more info