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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

Seller ID: 15307

ISBN: 038536492X

Condition: Near Fine


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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The American Gazetteer, Exhibiting in Alphabetical Order a Much More Full and Accurate Account Than Has Been Given of the States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Villages, Rivers, Bays, Harbors, Gulfs ... (Etc. Etc. )

By: Morse, Jedidiah

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, J. Stockdale, C. Dilly, and T. N. Longman: 1798

Seller ID: 13081

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Front cover is partially detached, rear hinges are cracked, but text black is secure. Leather binding with giklt trim ad black leather label on spine; leather is worn, especially along edges, and has some spotting. Interiorhas light toning and foxing. The maps are missing, but the instructions to the Boston printer regarding placement of the maps is present. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 634+2PP ADS pages; The Second Edition, Corrected, Printed in Boston, New England. London: Reprinted for J. Stockdale, C. Dilly, and T. N. Longman ..; not a reprint o... 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

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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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 before the Civil War. This heavy volume will require extra postage - please inquire before paying. 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 are present, though the one between pp. 100-101 is half torn away. Overall a still attractive, square copy of this important ... 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, including Pete Seeger. This is a real reminder of the 1960's. 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, coins and stamps, and some states had their own Bicentennial Commissions to direct the festivities. 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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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution

By: Watson, Robert P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16683

ISBN: 030682552X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


This book is as new and unused. The jacket is the sam except there are small dings at each corner which must have come from packing; otherwise, the jacket is fine. This book chronicles the little-known story of a Briitish ship used as a Hell-on-earth prison for American soldiers during the Revolution. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 288 pages 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