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The New York Tribune. A Sketch of its History. Illustrated.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1883

Seller ID: 2006584

Condition: Good


Wrappers toned, top edge slightly gnawed affecting margin only. 1883 Stapled Binding. 26 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. An account of the foundation and development of Horace Greeley's newspaper, The New York Tribune. The paper was founded in 1841, and existed through several name changes and mergers until 1966. During the 1850s it was among the most widely circulated newspapers in the United States. Includes engravings of Tribune counting room, Mr. Reid's study, and circulation map. View more info

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Laws of the State of Delaware, from the Second Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight, to the Twenty-Fifth Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. Volume III.

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: M. Bradford and R. Porter: 1816

Seller ID: 2095800

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed & soiled with minor loss, endpaper edges lightly stained. 1816 Full-Leather. 113, [1] , 119-146, 151-399, [1], 5, [1] 30 pp. 8vo. Full calf with leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. A record of Delaware law detailing legislation in place relating to various topics, including: elections, slaves, commerce, property, medicine and infectious diseases, militia, etc. Table of Private Acts follows text. View more info

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Early Arts in the Genesee Valley: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Genesee Valley Council on the Arts: 1974

Seller ID: 2206705

Condition: Good


Wrappers lightly toned, pages faintly dog-eared, pages 55-62 loose from binding but included. 1974 Soft Cover. 158 pp. Number three in a series published by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Biographies of contributors; Preface; A cornucopia of Genesee Valley history in art; Portraiture in the Genesee Valley; Landscape in the Genesee Valley; Still-Life & scenes from history, fantasy, and daily life; Animal painting in the Genesee Valley; Fabrics & stitches in the valley; Furniture in the Genesee Valley; The other decorative arts; Other exhibition items; Bibli... View more info

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New City on the Merrimack: Prints of Lawrence, 1845-1876

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1974

Seller ID: 2259829

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Prints and drawings which illustrate the growth and development of Lawrence from grassy river banks in Methuen and Andover into a separate entity, an urban community of 35,000 people by 18176. There are several hundred items in the collection of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, illustrating with precision and detail the building and maintenance of the dam, canals, mills, and housing for the city. View more info

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Annual Report of the Superintendent of Soldiers' Orphans of Pennsylvania, for the Year 1883.

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Lane S. Hart, State Printer: 1883

Seller ID: 2266875

Condition: Good


Front and rear blanks removed, 'Compliments of Wm. B. Bigelow, House Reps' written in pencil on front endpaper. 1883 Hard Cover. 78 pp. 8vo. An annual report giving information about orphanages in Pennsylvania for children of soldiers who died in the American Civil War. Illustrated with sixteen engravings of orphanages, including the Bridgewater School which is labeled in the illustration index as 'colored'. View more info

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Early Arts in the Genesee Valley: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Genesee Valley Council on the Arts: 1974

Seller ID: 2275130

Condition: Near Fine


A few very minor spots on spine. 1974 Soft Cover. 158 pp. Number three in a series published by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Biographies of contributors; Preface; A cornucopia of Genesee Valley history in art; Portraiture in the Genesee Valley; Landscape in the Genesee Valley; Still-Life & scenes from history, fantasy, and daily life; Animal painting in the Genesee Valley; Fabrics & stitches in the valley; Furniture in the Genesee Valley; The other decorative arts; Other exhibition items; Bibliography. View more info

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The Civil War Jigsaw Book: Four 96-Piece Jigsaws

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Five Mile Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2296518

ISBN: 1741249945

Condition: Near Fine


Complete. One-inch tear along spine. 2006 Large Hardcover. As well as historic photographs throughout, this book features four 96-piece jigsaw puzzles of paintings dating from this [American Civil War] period. View more info

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Homefront: The Erie Canal in the Civil War

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Erie Canal Museum: 1987

Seller ID: 2296576

ISBN: 1883582024

Condition: Near Fine


Minor pink stain on rear wrapper. 1987 Stapled Binding. 52 pp. CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Erie Canal in the Context of the Civil War; The Erie Canal During the Civil War; The Erie Canal's Role in the Underground Railroad; The Trent Affair and the Military Defense of New York State; Canal Town Life Was Changed by the Civil War; Museum Exhibition Label Text and Illustrations. View more info

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From 1829 Revolution in a Box [20 Photographic Prints]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Seller ID: 2298599

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. Wrappers illustrates a self portrait by Vroman, Courtesy History Division, L.A. County Museum of National History. Contains 20 reproductions of photographic prints. The following was lent by Tony Berlant: Edward Curtis--A Gray Day in the Badlands, 1905. The following were lent by Dr. Robert Bingham: Graflex--Series B, 1925; Instantograph Camera, 1899; Leica 250 Reporter, 1934; 1888 Kodak (Original Model); Stereo Camera, Perken and Son, 1892. The following were lent by Alan and Paulette Cotter: 1/2 Plate Daguerreotype Camera (Chevalier, 1845); Photosphere, 1888; Ross Po... View more info

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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1882 (Publication Fund Series)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York Historical Society: 1883

Seller ID: 2303046

Condition: Good


Front hinge broken. 1883 Hard Cover. xii, 515 pp. CONTENTS: Journal of Lieutenant John Charles Philip Von Krafft, of the Reigment Von Bose, 1776-1784; Illustrations; Letter-Book of Captain Alexander McDonald, of the Royal Highland Emigrants, 1775-1779; Index. View more info

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Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1883 (Publication Fund Series)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York Historical Society: 1884

Seller ID: 2303047

Condition: Near Fine


Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1884 Hard Cover. xi, 626 pp. CONTENTS: Kemble's Journals, 1773-1789; British Army Orders: Gen. Sir William Howe, 1775-1778 - Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, 1778 - Gen. Daniel Jones, 1778. View more info

Image for Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII [1754-1833]. with an Appendix, Containing, Besides Copious Extracts from Important Indian Treaties, Minutes of Conferences, Journals, Etc., a Topographical Description of the Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Etc.

Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII [1754-1833]. with an Appendix, Containing, Besides Copious Extracts from Important Indian Treaties, Minutes of Conferences, Journals, Etc., a Topographical Description of the Counties of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Somerset, Greene, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Etc.

By: A Gentleman of the Bar [Rupp, Israel Daniel]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Daniel W. Kauffman: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289769

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebacked with new end sheets. Boards a bit rubbed, minor mending tissue repair to binding edge of first fold-out. 1846 Full-Leather. vi, [17]-406, vi, [2] pp. 8vo. Includes two fold-outs: Sketch of Col. Bouquet's Engagement; Plan of Fort Du Quesne. Howes R-505: This historical treasure-house includes the journals of Bouquet, Croghan, Post, etc. Sabin 74155: The appendix contains George Croghan’s Journal, Post’s Journals, Bouquet’s Journal, Harmer’s Expedition, St. Clair’s Expedition, Washington’s Journal, etc. View more info

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The History of Events Resulting in Indian Consolidation West of the Mississippi. [from Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1906]

By: Abel, Annie Heloise

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [American Historical Association]: 1908

Seller ID: 2187980

Condition: Very Good


Base of boards faintly stained, free endpapers removed. 1908 Hard Cover. 233-450 pp. 8vo. A separately bound edition of the Justin Winsor Prize winning essay originally published by the American Historical Association in 1906. The author, a Ph.D., was a Bulkley Fellow in History at Yale University, Associate Professor in History at Wells College, and Instructor in History at The Woman's College of Baltimore. She discusses the origins of the plan for Indian removal, unsuccessful attempts during the Jefferson administration, the War of 1812, and removal efforts afterwards, with a chapter focusin... View more info

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The Way They Were: Dressed in 1860-1865, A Photographic Reference, Volume 2

By: Abraham, Donna J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Abraham's Lady, LLC: 2011

Seller ID: 2298840

ISBN: 1577471563

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2011 Soft Cover. 143 pp. This book is a unique record of magnified photos showcasing what real people wore in this hugely popular time period. View more info

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History of the United States During the Administrations of James Madison [1809-1817] (The Library of America Series Volume 32)

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1986

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2293015

ISBN: 0940450356

Condition: Good


5th printing. Lightly stained, edges lightly foxed. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1436, [8] pp. 8vo. This monumental work, the second of two Library of America volumes, culminated Henry Adams’s lifelong fascination with the American past. Writing at the height of his powers, Adams understood the true subject as the consolidation of the American nation and character, and his treatment has never been surpassed. View more info

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History of the United States During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson [1801-1809] (The Library of America Series Volume 31)

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1986

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2293016

ISBN: 0940450348

Condition: Good


6th printing. Lightly stained, edges faintly foxed. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1308, [8] pp. 8vo. One of the greatest histories ever written in English, Henry Adams’s History of the United States is remarkable for its fullness of detail, its penetrating insight, and above all its strong, lively, and ironic style. First published in nine volumes from 1889 to 1891, this classic work was out of print for several decades until The Library of America reissued it in two volumes: the first volume on the years of Thomas Jefferson’s presidency and the second devo... View more info

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The Diary of John Quincy Adams, 1794-1845: American Political, Social and Intellectual Life from Washington to Polk

By: Adams, John Quincy; Nevins, Allan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.: 1929

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2292105

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Hinges loosening, spine toned, light stain to top edge, edges lightly foxed. 1929 Hard Cover. xviii, [2], 585, [1] pp. 8vo. The personal diary of the sixth President of the United States, whose family served in government for four consecutive generations. Footnotes throughout, bibliography & index follow text. View more info

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Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative

By: Alexander, E. P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Archive Society: 1995

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2300254

Condition: Near Fine


1995 facsimile of 1907 original. A very nice copy. 634 pp. Grey boards with gilt page ridges. Marbled endpapers. “First published in 1907, Military Memoirs of a Confederate is regarded by many historians as one of the most important and dispassionate first-hand general accounts of the American Civil War. Unlike some other Confederate memoirists, General Edward Porter Alexander had no use for bitter “Lost Cause” theories to explain the South’s defeat. Alexander was willing to objectively evaluate and criticize prominent Confederate officers, including Robert E. Lee. The result is a clea... View more info

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The Blue and The Gray

By: Allen, Thomas B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 1993

Seller ID: 2179091

ISBN: 0870448765

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to jacket. Very Good. 1993 Large Hardcover. What unifies a diverse nation? What justifies the formation of a new one? What sustains democracy and law in the range of the guns? What peace can follow the loss of 600,000 lives? Six chapters cover the conflict chronologically. Key characters in the saga are examined in biographical sketches throughout the volume, and a picture-and-text portfolio on a major social or technological theme accompanies each chapter. View more info

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The Blue and The Gray

By: Allen, Thomas B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 1993

Seller ID: 2182605

ISBN: 0870448765

Condition: Very Good


Tears to jacket edges. Map of Civil War battlefields laid in. Good. 1993 Large Hardcover. What unifies a diverse nation? What justifies the formation of a new one? What sustains democracy and law in the range of the guns? What peace can follow the loss of 600,000 lives? Six chapters cover the conflict chronologically. Key characters in the saga are examined in biographical sketches throughout the volume, and a picture-and-text portfolio on a major social or technological theme accompanies each chapter. View more info

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A Decade of Addresses, Delivered, From 1820 to 1829, to the Senior Classes at Bowdoin College; Together with an Inaugural Address: To Which is Added a Dudleian Lecture, Delievered May 12, 1830, at Harvard University

By: Allen, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Horatio Hill & Co.: 1830

Seller ID: 2203760

Condition: Good


Former library copy--usual marks; no jacket, rear hinge starting. 1830 Hard Cover. 272 pp. CONTENTS: Inaugural Address, 1820; Annual Addresses to Seniors: True Dignity of Character, 1820; Value of the Christian Revelation, 1821; The Ignorace of Man, 1822; The Love of Country, 1823; The Knowledge of Man, 1824; Humility, 1825; Christian Faith, 1826; The Love of God, 1827; Eternal Life, 1828; The Method of Holiness, 1830. Dudleian Lecture, 1830. Notes. View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1997

Seller ID: 2206446

ISBN: 0684004542

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis and his partner, Captain William C... View more info

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Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery (National Geographic Society)

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.; Abell, Sam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1998

Seller ID: 2291119

ISBN: 0792270843

Condition: Very Good


Former library copy, with ink stamp on top edge and a few brown paper squares affixed to endpapers (probably covering other stamps). 1998 Large Hardcover. 255 pp. A distinguished historian and noted photographer join forces to chronicle the epic journey of Lewis and Clark across uncharted wilderness to the Pacific Ocean, in a compelling narrative that incorporates entries from the explorers' journals and some two hundred magnificent photographic images. View more info

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Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. I. [1] [Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. Communicated to the President of the American Antiquarian Society.

By: American Antiquarian Society; Manning, William; Hennepin, Lewis; Atwater, Caleb

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Printed for the American Antiquarian Society by William Manning: 1820

Seller ID: 2289649

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. 1820 Hard Cover. Sabin 1049. Includes large fold-out map of Ohio, 14 plates (7 folding). The first volume in a series printed 1820-1911. Includes: a preface about the contents of the volume; a list of the society's officers; an introduction regarding the origins of the society; Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. The last is illustrated by engravings of ancient fortifications, mounds, &c. from the actual survey (some of which are fold-out... View more info

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Battle-Fields of the South, From Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with Sketches of Confederate Commanders, and Gossip of the Camps (Collector's Library of the Civil War)

By: An English Combatant

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Time Life Books: 1984

Seller ID: 2301060

ISBN: 0809443910

Condition: Near Fine


Ex Libris bookplate and publisher slip laid in. 1984 Full-Leather. xxvii, 517 pp. Blue boards with gilt title on spine and front board. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. View more info

Image for Bigamy and Polygamy. Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered at the October Term, 1878, in the Case of George Reynolds, Plaintiff in Error, vs The United States, Defendant in Error.

Bigamy and Polygamy. Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered at the October Term, 1878, in the Case of George Reynolds, Plaintiff in Error, vs The United States, Defendant in Error.

By: An Old Lawyer [Reed, Henry]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174276

Condition: Good


Some loss along wrapper edges and split along front wrapper edge, two crude repairs on front wrapper, chip from bottom margin corner of last few pages, faint stain along base. Bound into Coverbind protective cover at binding edge. 1878 Soft Cover. 33 pp. Blue printed wrappers. A pro-Mormon review of the ruling from the first freedom of religion case to come before the United States Supreme Court, focusing on the Mormon practices of bigamy and polygamy. George Reynolds, the plaintiff, was secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church under Brigham Young. This court case was a response to ... View more info

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The Course of Empire: The Erie Canal and the New York Landscape, 1825-1875

By: Anderson, Patricia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester: 1984

Seller ID: 2303577

ISBN: 0918098173

Condition: Very Good


Faint smudges to wrappers. 1984 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 88 pp. A collection of art focusing on the Erie Canal, more specifically on the Rochester area. View more info

Image for Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

By: Andrews, William L.; Brown, Josephine; Rollin, Frank A.; Gates, Henry Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203185

ISBN: 0195062043

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1991 Hard Cover. xliii, 104, 367 pp. The book contains the biography of an American bondman William Wells Brown, which was written by his daughter Josephine Brown. It also presents the precedent-setting biography of Martin R. Delany, which helped to introduce an analytical approach to biography writing in African-American letters. An unabashed success story of one man's military career during the Civil War and his subsequent work in the Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction, this book, written at a crucial juncture in American history, creates a vivid portrait of a man who co... View more info

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The United States and Canada, in 1832, 1833, and 1834. in Two Volumes.

By: Arfwedson, C.D.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Richard Bentley: 1834

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290421

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Howes A-304, Sabin 1943. Rebound in half leather with new end sheets. Spines a bit faded, front and end matter foxed (including frontispieces), a few other pages lightly foxed. 1834 Half-Leather. vii, [1], 433, [1]; vii, [1], 418, [2] pp. 8vo. Engraved frontispieces of the source of the Hudson River and the first Dutch governor's house in Albany, New York. View more info

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Five Generations: Life and Letters of an American Family, 1750-1900

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289651

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed with a few tears to spine head and foot, jacket price clipped. 1930 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 425, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes 23 plates. A collection of letters and diary entries spanning 150 years of American history and recounting the histories of numerous families and individuals. View more info