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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

Seller ID: 13083

Condition: Very Good


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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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

Seller ID: 10866

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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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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

Seller ID: 14693

ISBN: 039915602X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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

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Cassell's History of the United States

By: Ollier, Edmund

Price: $20.00

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

Seller ID: 9947

Condition: Good


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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The Steamboat Bertrand : History, Excavation, and Architecture

By: Petsche, Jerome E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington DC, U. S. Department of the Interior: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14671

Condition: Very Good


Very light edge and corner wear with light scuffing or rubbing over covers. See scan. General light aging. A few bits of underlining and emphasis marks on the interior. Book is square and binding secure. The book concerns the history and recovery of the Steamboat Bertrand which sank at Desoto's Bend on the Missouri River, near Omaha Nebraska, in 1865. Many illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations, One Foldout Diagram; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 177 pages View more info

The Witches: Salem, 1692

By: Schiff, Stacy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown and Company: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 15397

ISBN: 0316200603

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Unread book in pristine jacket. Well-researched study of Salem with trials, written in a rather arch style with frequent, unexpected comparisons. Serious scholarship that is fun to read. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages View more info

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The Sea Shall Embrace Them : The Tragic Story of the Steamship Arctic

By: Shaw, David W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Free Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14699

ISBN: 0743222172

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket are unused. Story of terrible shipwreck and the struggles of a brave captain against a mutinous crew. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 241 pages 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

Seller ID: 12240


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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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

Seller ID: 11298

Condition: Very Good


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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Suggested Programs for the Nationwide Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington: February 22 through Thanksgiving Day 1932

By: United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington DC, US George Washington Bicentennial Commission: 1932

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 7503

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


This large booklet has been folded horizontally and there is some tanning along that crease. , as well a some overall yellowing. The staped spine is slit about 3" at the head. Corners are slightly curled, one is creased. ; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 12 pages; Ifyour town or organization wanted to celebrate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth, this was your #1 resource for program ideas. There were various events, including historical markers, co... 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

Seller ID: 13429

Condition: Good+


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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Mr. Webster's Speech in Answer to Mr. Calhoun, March 22, 1838

By: Webster, Daniel

Price: $120.00

Publisher: (washington Dc), Not Listed (probably Gales & Seaton): 1838

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 13082


Stringbound paper wraps with no publication information. General wear and aging but in remarkably attractive condition. G+ to VG-. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 19 pages; I assume that this was probably an offprint from the Congressional Record, since it has a printed title. Webster's speech deals with contentious Treasury issues. View more info