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The Log of a Cowboy

By: Adams, Andy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bison / University of Nebraska: 1967

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2265250

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Light edge wear. 1967 Trade Paperback. A fictional account of true depiction of the life of a cowboy. Sixteen-year-old Andy Adams charts his first journey from Texas to Montana along the western trail during the years following the Civil War. View more info

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Three Episodes of Massachusetts History, in Two Volumes: The Settlement of Boston Bay, The Antinomian Controversy, A Study of Church and Town Government

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1894

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2007289

Condition: Good


Fourth edition. Hinges weakening, vol. 1 front blanks repaired at binding. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 532; iv, [533]-1067 pp. 8vo. Fold-out map of Boston Bay and vicinity precedes text, fold-out map of Old Braintree in second volume. A work of colonial history focusing on three important events in Massachusetts: The Settlement of Boston Bay; The Antinomian Controversy; A Study of Church and Town Government. View more info

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Sir Christopher Gardiner, Knight: An Historical Monograph. [From Vol. XX. of the Proc's of the Mass. Hist. Soc.], With Additions

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: John Wilson and Son, University Press: 1883

Seller ID: 2007291

Condition: Very Good


1883 printing. Rebound in red cloth, retaining original coral printed wrappers. Signed by author on front wrapper. Front wrapper loosening, boards lightly rubbed, bookplate of Charles Edwin Stratton on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 36 pp. 8vo. A monograph originally published in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, detailing the story of Christopher Gardiner and his flight from the consequences of a rather duplicitous romantic life. It became well-known enough that Longfellow based a poem on it, entitled The Landlord's Tale: The Rhyme of Sir ... View more info

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Studies Military and Diplomatic, 1775-1865

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press, Freeport: 1971

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2134860

ISBN: 0836956818

Condition: Near Fine


1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 424 pp. 8vo. 1971 reissue of 1911 original. Charles Francis Adams II (May 27, 1835 – May 20, 1915) was a member of the prominent Adams family. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, president, successively, of the Union Pacific Railroad, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Historical Association. His writings and addresses both on problems of railway management and on historical subjects frequently gave rise to widespr... View more info

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Studies Military and Diplomatic, 1775-1865

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297866

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed, pencil name on front free endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 424 pp. Blue boards. Top page ridge gilt. Charles Francis Adams II (May 27, 1835 – May 20, 1915) was a member of the prominent Adams family. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, president, successively, of the Union Pacific Railroad, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Historical Association. His writings and addresses both on p... View more info

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Revolutionary New England, 1691-1776

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1923

Seller ID: 2276028

Condition: Good


No jacket, cup mark and light stain on front board, light stain to rear board and page edges, pencil name and date on front endpaper, minor pencil marginalia throughout. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 469 pp. A history of New England from 1691-1776. In the present volume the story is carried from 1691, the approximate date of the close of the narrative in the preceding, to the Declaration of Independence and the ending of the colonial status of the New England settlements. View more info

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Chingo Smith of the Erie Canal

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 1958

Seller ID: 2266783

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy, rebound. No jacket, pocket mark on front endpaper, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 275 pp. Story about Erie canal and a man who worked on it. During the early 1800s, a waif in upstate New York makes his way from odd-jobs boy in an inn to captain of a canal boat. View more info

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A Century of Progress Exposition: Official View Book

By: Albert, Allen D.; Dawes, Rufus C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation: 1933

Seller ID: 2297188

Condition: Good


Multiple small surface tears to wrappers, quarter-inch tear along bottom edge of front wrapper. 1933 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. A view book of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. View more info

Image for The World's Great and Eccentric Characters, Their Lives and Their Deeds, Representing All Ages and All Countries. Comprising Heroes, Conquerors, Statesmen, Authors, Artists, Humorists, Misers, Mountebanks, Kings, Queens, Jugglers, Etc., Etc., and Other Curiosities of Human Nature. The Whole Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources. Illustrated with Nearly 300 Engravings.

The World's Great and Eccentric Characters, Their Lives and Their Deeds, Representing All Ages and All Countries. Comprising Heroes, Conquerors, Statesmen, Authors, Artists, Humorists, Misers, Mountebanks, Kings, Queens, Jugglers, Etc., Etc., and Other Curiosities of Human Nature. The Whole Compiled from the Most Authentic Sources. Illustrated with Nearly 300 Engravings.

By: Allen, Henry S.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: A.L. Bancroft & Co., Publishers: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1925699

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed with some loss along edges, joints weak, cup ring stain on rear board, top corner of front flyleaf removed. 1877 Full-Leather. 767 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, black leather spine label, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers, pink endpapers. A collection of short biographical pieces on important figures from various walks of life - from heads of state to famous authors, poets, and philosophers. Particularly interesting as a fairly early example of printed material from San Francisco (the earliest newspapers and pamphlets date to the 1840s, produced by those who fo... View more info

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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202908

Condition: Very Good


18th printing. No jacket, large stain to corner of rear paste-down endpaper and rear endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 361 pp. James Lane Allen was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist. This novel, by the author of John Gray, is a story set in the green wilderness of Kentucky. Par... View more info

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Covered Bridges of the Northeast (Dover Books on Americana)

By: Allen, Richard Sanders

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 2004

Seller ID: 2262152

ISBN: 0486436624

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2004 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 121 pp. Tourists have braved small country roads to find them. Avid admirers view them as a form of artistry from earlier times that must be preserved. To many Americans, covered bridges are symbols of a quieter, simpler way of life and a link to the not-so-distant past. These practical and charming extensions are also monuments to the builders who designed and constructed them. A world authority on covered bridges, Richard Sanders Allen provides a richly detailed account of these engineering pioneers, the to... View more info

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Covered Bridges of the Northeast: The Complete Story in Words and Pictures

By: Allen, Richard Sanders

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stephen Greene Press: 1957

Seller ID: 2281536

ISBN: 082890202X

Condition: Good


Related articles laid in. Jacket rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Historical information and black-and-white photos of the covered bridges of New England. 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

Image for 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.

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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American Art Marble: Artistic, Practical, Economical

By: American Art Marble Co., Philadelphia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Art Marble Co.: 1909

Seller ID: 2207275

Condition: Good


Light stain to wrappers, light water damage to pages. 1909 Soft Cover. 60 pp. Includes illustrations. The uses and advantages of American Art Marble. KEYWORDS: AMERICAN ART MARBLE AMERICANA HOUSE HOME ARCHITECTURE View more info

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Nineteenth Century Games & Sporting Goods

By: American Historical Catalog Collection

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pyne Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2087150

ISBN: 0878610944

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine faded. 1971 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Sports equipment, clothing, novelties, recreative science, firemen's supplies, magic lanterns and slides, plays, joke books, magic tricks, badges, ornaments, all reproduced from the 1886 catalog collection of Peck and Snyder of New York. Each entry is complete with price and often boastful descriptions of the products amazing qualities. View more info

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History of the Delaware and Iroquois Indians, Formerly Inhabiting the Middle States. with Various Anecdotes, Illustrating Their Manners and Customs.

By: American Sunday School Union

Price: $75.00

Publisher: American Sunday School Union: 1832

Seller ID: 2293124

Condition: Good


Colloquial spine label added, front joint splitting, edges rubbed, light stain to base of a few pages, front and end matter lightly foxed. 1832 Hard Cover. 153, [5] pp. 12mo. Black cloth spine, paper over boards. A history of the Delaware and Iroquois tribes. Woodcut frontispiece and illustrations. View more info

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The Diamonds Are Dancing: A History of Conesus Lake

By: Anderson, Helen Traver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Conesus Lake Association, Inc. / Brador Publications, Inc.: 1976

Seller ID: 2292999

Condition: Good


Spine reinforced with clear tape, wrappers a bit rubbed, inside of wrappers a bit foxed. 1976 Stapled Binding. 57, [1] pp. A pictorial history of Conesus Lake, compiled by a local historian and genealogist. View more info

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Joseph Smith's New England Heritage: Influences of Grandfathers Solomon Mack and Asael Smith

By: Anderson, Richard Lloyd

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Deseret Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2112370

ISBN: 0877474605

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Scuffing to rear jacket, light edge wear to jacket. 1971 Hard Cover. xvii, 230 pp. A biography of both of Joseph Smith's grandfathers, full of insight into the character of Smith's youth and upbringing. Notes, bibliography, and index following text. View more info

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The Hancock Shakers

By: Andrews, Edward Deming

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Shaker Community: 1961

Seller ID: 2106310

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1961 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 39 pp. A history of the Shaker settlement in Hancock, MA, from its founding to the time of publication. View more info

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Community Industries of the Shakers (The American Utopian Adventure: Sources for the Study of Communitarian Socialism in the United States, 1680-1880, Series One)

By: Andrews, Edward Deming

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Porcupine Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2109029

ISBN: 0879910100

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 322 pp. Explores the unique way Shakers shared responsibilities for public works. View more info

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Bugle, a Puppy in Old Yorktown (Tip-Top Elf Book, 8618)

By: Andrews, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2272839

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly rubbed, pencil name on title page, pages lightly toned. 1958 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. The story of a dog living in Colonial times in Yorktown, Virginia. View more info

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A History of the Lehigh Valley Railroad: The Route of the Black Diamond

By: Archer, Robert F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295370

ISBN: 0831071133

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One inch tear along jacket spine head. 1977 Large Hardcover. 369 pp. Illustrated endpapers show system map. Beautifully done history of the Lehigh Valley Railroad beginning with the discovery of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania and transport along the Lehigh Canal before tracing the construction and operation of the Lehigh Valley from its inception through its takeover by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1976. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos of rolling stock, stations and personnel. Includes maps, advertisements, and bibliography. View more info

Grover Cleveland as Buffalo Knew Him

By: Armitage, Charles H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Buffalo Evening News: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299622

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. 278 pp. This book contains not only material published in a series of articles appearing in the Buffalo Evening News in the early months of 1924, but also a complete revision and rearrangement of the text and a considerable amount of new material. View more info

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The Women's West

By: Armitage, Susan; Jameson, Elizabeth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Oklahoma Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295001

ISBN: 0806120673

Condition: Near Fine


Ink gift note on half-title page. 1988 Trade Paperback. xi, 323 pp. The American West looms large in popular imagination-a place where men were rugged and independent, violent and courageous. In this mythic West all the men were white, and the women were largely absent. The few female actors played supporting roles around the edges of the drama. Molded by the Victorian Cult of True Womanhood, they were passive, dependent, reluctant, and out of place. Men won the West. Women, against their better judgement, followed them to this newly discovered place and tried to re-create the amenities of the... View more info

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

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $125.00

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

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Torches Together: The Story of the Bruderhof Communities

By: Arnold, Emmy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Plough Publishing House: 1971

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2108654

ISBN: 0874861098

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Faint crease along top edge of rear jacket panel. 1971 Hard Cover. 231 pp. Twice in the last century -- the early 1920s (in Germany) and the late 60s (in America) -- hordes of young people defied the middle-class mores of their parents and sought fellowship with their peers in rural communes. Sadly, Nazism swallowed the German movement virtually whole -- and Wall Street, though in entirely different fashion, did the same to the American one. View more info

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The Hermitage: A History and Guide. The Home of General Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States

By: Arnold, James E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Ladies' Hermitage Association: 1967

Seller ID: 2267212

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 1967 Soft Cover. 74 pp. The Hermitage is a historical plantation and museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. Jackson only lived at the property occasionally until he retired from public life in 1837. Enslaved men, women, and children, numbering nine at the plantation's purchase in 1804[3] and 110 at Jackson's death,[4] worked at the Hermitage, principally involved in growing cotto... View more info

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The Barn: A Vanishing Landmark in North America

By: Arthur, Eric; Witney, Dudley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Galahad Books: 1972

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291058

ISBN: 0821204882

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Small ink price on front endpaper. 1972 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. 11 3/4 x 10 1/2. 134 color and 278 black-and-white photographs throughout. North American barns of the last two hundred years are landmarks of beauty and culture - the simple and practical expression of a people, a way of life, and the land from which they sprang. This is the written and pictorial record of the secrets of beauty and tradition contained in these romantic and venerable buildings, buildings erected by hand before the era of mechanized construction and 'factory' farms. It is possible that millions now living... View more info

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The Vanderbilt Era: Profiles of a Gilded Age

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200493

ISBN: 0684191121

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned. Jacket toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 214 pp. The Vanderbilt Era; The Commodore; William Henry; Cornelius II and Chauncey Depew; William K. and Alva; George and Richard Morris Hunt; The Daughters of William Henry; Henry White; Gertrude Whitney; Florence Adele Sloane; Consuelo; Grace; John Singer Sargent; Jay Gould; Augustus Saint-Gaudens; Edmund C. Stanton; Edith Wharton; Henry Adams and His Brothers; Louis C. Tiffany and Stanford White; Mrs. Astor and Ward McAllister; John Pierpont Morgan; Genealogical Chart of the Vanderbi... View more info