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Image for New England Clocks at Old Sturbridge Village. The J. Cheney Wells Collection (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 4).

New England Clocks at Old Sturbridge Village. The J. Cheney Wells Collection (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 4).

By: Avery, Amos G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2292303

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Spine slightly toned. 1966 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. On the following pages are pictured a few of the New England clocks collected over the years by Mr. Wells and now among the collections of Old Sturbridge Village. View more info

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The Illinois River

By: Ayars, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297173

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Library sticker on spine, ink initial on front endpaper, front jacket flap corners clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. An adaptation for young readers of the work originally published in 1940 as part of the popular Rivers of America series. New illustrations by Lili Rethi for this edition. View more info

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Genesee River (Postcard History Series)

By: Babbitt, John & Sue; Braack, Craig R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199809

ISBN: 0738597821

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 2012 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. One of the few rivers in the United States running south to north, the Genesee River was the result of the last great ice sheet that covered New York roughly 10,000 years ago. The Seneca Nation fished and hunted along the river, important to New York since the beginnings of time. In the early 1800s, it served as a source of waterpower for numerous industries. It provided water for early canals, and when the canals gave way to railroads, special sites along the river became popular destinations for entertainment. From the early 1800s, Onta... View more info

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Women of the Klondike

By: Backhouse, Frances; Berton, Pierre

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Whitecap Books: 1997

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2284432

ISBN: 1551103753

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Minor general wear. 1997 Trade Paperback. xi, 212 pp. Here are the stories of those fascinatingly diverse women -- entrepreneurs, domestics, nuns, doctors, nurses, and journalists -- who played a critical role in the Klondike gold rush at the turn of the century. View more info

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The A B C’s of Canvas Embroidery (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 26)

By: Baker, Muriel L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1968

Seller ID: 2292304

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1968 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. A history of canvas embroidery with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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The X Y Z’s of Canvas Embroidery (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 29)

By: Baker, Muriel L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1972

Seller ID: 2292305

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1972 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 72 pp. A history of canvas embroidery with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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The X Y Z’s of Canvas Embroidery (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 29)

By: Baker, Muriel L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1971

Seller ID: 2292306

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1971 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 72 pp. A history of canvas embroidery with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

Image for Massasoit's Town, Sowams in Pokanoket: Its History, Legends, and Traditions

Massasoit's Town, Sowams in Pokanoket: Its History, Legends, and Traditions

By: Baker, Virginia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Published by the Author: 1904

Seller ID: 2005865

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in gold slipcase and chemise. Minor loss from spine. 1904 Trade Paperback. 43 pp. Stapled binding, printed wrappers. A history of the town led by the sachem of the Wampanoag Confederacy, who helped prevent the failure of the Plymouth Colony and the starvation of its settlers. Sowams was a Native American village on the peninsula of Pokanoket (what is now known as Warren, Rhode Island), and site of an early trading post set up by the Plymouth Colony. View more info

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The United States Marshals of New Mexico and Arizona Territories, 1846-1912

By: Ball, Larry D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2287670

ISBN: 0826306179

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers faintly toned, page ridges faintly foxed. 1978 Trade Paperback. x, 315 pp. First released in 1978 and still the best account of territorial law enforcement, this book presents a thoroughly researched, well-documented, and entertaining history of United States marshals in New Mexico and Arizona during the tumultuous territorial years. Included in the story are notable lawmen such as John Pratt, John E. Sherman, and Creighton M. Foraker and gunfighters like Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, and the Earp Brothers. With detailed accounts of many other lesser-known lawmen and criminals, Ball gi... View more info

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Silver Queen: The Fabulous Story of Baby Doe Tabor (Illustrated)

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Golden Press / The American News Co.: 1952

Seller ID: 2280373

Condition: Very Good


A few smudges to wrappers, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1952 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. Elizabeth McCourt Tabor (1854 – March 7, 1935), better known as Baby Doe, was the second wife of pioneer Colorado businessman Horace Tabor. Her rags-to-riches and back to rags again story made her a well-known figure in her own day, and inspired an opera and a Hollywood movie based on her life. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, she moved to Colorado in the mid-1870s with her first husband, Harvey Doe, whom she divorced for drinking, gambling, frequenting brothels, and... View more info

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Tabor's Matchless Mine and Lusty Leadville

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Johnson Publishing: 1960

Seller ID: 2280374

ISBN: 0933472234

Condition: Very Good


Spine edge faintly toned, a few light creases to wrappers. 1960 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 22 pp. Elizabeth McCourt Tabor (1854 – March 7, 1935), better known as Baby Doe, was the second wife of pioneer Colorado businessman Horace Tabor. Her rags-to-riches and back to rags again story made her a well-known figure in her own day, and inspired an opera and a Hollywood movie based on her life. Born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, she moved to Colorado in the mid-1870s with her first husband, Harvey Doe, whom she divorced for drinking, gambling, frequenting brothels, a... View more info

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Historic Central City: Its Complete Story as Guide and Souvenir

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Johnson Publishing: 1964

Seller ID: 2280375

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned. 1964 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 48 pp. Colorado's first big gold camp lived to become a Summer Opera and Play Festival town. View more info

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Denver's Lively Past: From a Wild and Woolly Camp to Queen City of the Plains

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Johnson Publishing: 1964

Seller ID: 2280377

Condition: Very Good


Spine toned. 1964 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 47 pp. A wild frontier town, built on a jumped claim and promoting a red-light district, is now a popular tourist spot. View more info

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Unique Ghost Towns and Mountain Spots

By: Bancroft, Caroline; Peterson, Daniel K.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Johnson Publishing: 1961

Seller ID: 2280378

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper very lightly rubbed, a few faint smudges on rear wrapper. 1961 Stapled Binding. 95 pp. Forty-two of Colorado's romance-packed high country towns have their stories told with old and new photos, history and maps. View more info

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Anonymous was a Woman: A Celebration in Words and Images of Traditional American Art -- and the Women Who Made It

By: Bank, Mirra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St. Martins' Griffin: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287363

ISBN: 0312134304

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. An excellent copy. 1995 Soft Cover. 128 pp. In print since it was first published in 1979, this book is a glorious collection of American folk art by ordinary women of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Filled with beautiful four-color reproductions of samplers, quilts, paintings, and needle-pictures along with excerpts from diaries and letters, sampler verse, books, and magazines of the period, Anonymous Was a Woman celebrates the daily experiences and inner lives of women who, in acts of love and duty, created many masterpieces of American folk art. View more info

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The Ohio (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Banta, R.E.; Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1949 Hard Cover. 592 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Edward Shenton, two two-panel maps precedes text. The is the story of the Ohio, once the 'beautiful' river of Indians and French voyageurs, today the mightiest river of America's industrial heartland. The Ohio is a huge, a rich, even a fabulous river. It flows swiftly. It begins in dark mystery with mastodons and mound builders, glints through the sombre moonlight of savage forests and the bloody colonial frontier. It flashes into the full daylight of dynamic middle America of the nineteenth century, and it rolls... View more info

Image for Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions. Illustrated by 190 Engravings.

Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions. Illustrated by 190 Engravings.

By: Barber, John Warner

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Durrie & Peck and J.W. Barber / B.L. Hamlen: 1836

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2278318

Condition: Good


Second edition. Former Princeton University library copy (stamped 'withdrawn' on their bookplate). Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down, small owner bookplate on front endpaper (C.H. Burkman, former research librarian at Princeton's Firestone Library), foxed throughout. 1836 Full-Leather. viii, 560 pp. 8vo. Hand-colored fold-out map of Connecticut precedes text, engraved frontispiece, engraved plates and cuts throughout text. This work is commonly credited as the first popular work of local history published in the United States. A historian and engraver, Barber's historie... View more info

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Newspaper Boy

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2011

Seller ID: 1673749

ISBN: 146629258X

Condition: Fine


Brand new from author. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 94pp. Travel to the 1950's with Tom Barker as he takes you on his Rollfast Bicycle for a ride back in time when the minimum wage was $1 an hour, a stamp cost 3 cents and a newspaper was a nickel. Tom takes you on a visit to the lost world of the delivery of the mighty newspaper by an army of teens. Learn how hundreds of newspaper carriers got the latest news, fashion, sports, and advertising out to the masses. Understand the importance of the newspaper boy institution and the famous people it has influen... View more info

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Great Lakes Sailing Ships (Ships and Sailing Albums, Book 2)

By: Barkhausen, Henry N.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co.: 1947

Seller ID: 2287648

Condition: Very Good


Minor general wear. 1947 Spiral-Bound Softcover. Unpaginated. Includes black-and-white illustrations. A photographic collection of sailing ships of the Great Lakes with description. View more info

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4 Score & 4 Rochester Portraits 1984

By: Barnes, Joseph W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rochester Sesquicentennial Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 2268444

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper, sticker inside front wrapper presenting the volume as gift from the Women's Coalition of Downtown and the Eastman Kodak Company. 1984 Trade Paperback. 172 pp. Illustrated portraits and biographical information on notable historical Rochester residents. View more info

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Rainbow's End: The Story of Letchworth Park

By: Barnes, Katherine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Moxon Printing: 1967

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2299314

Condition: Very Good


1970 5th printing. Wrappers lightly toned, front edge lightly foxed. 1967 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 40 pp. Original mint green wrappers, black stamped titles, stapled binding. Black & white photographs throughout, notes and bibliography follow text. A brief illustrated history of Letchworth Park, with a reproduction of an early map of the park appearing at the centerfold. View more info

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Rainbow's End: The Story of Letchworth Park

By: Barnes, Katherine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Moxon Printing: 1967

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2299315

Condition: Good


1973 6th printing. Wrappers toned and foxed. 1967 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 40 pp. Original mint green wrappers, black stamped titles, stapled binding. Black & white photographs throughout, notes and bibliography follow text. A brief illustrated history of Letchworth Park, with a reproduction of an early map of the park appearing at the centerfold. View more info

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The Glen Iris Story

By: Barnes, Katherine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Moxon Printing: 1973

Seller ID: 2299316

Condition: Good


Wrappers foxed and soiled. 1973 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [1], 37, [3] pp. Original wrappers, blue and purple titles, image of Glen Iris Inn on front wrapper, stapled binding. Black-and-white photographs throughout, notes and bibliography follow text. A brief illustrated history of the Glen Iris Inn, which still operates within Letchworth State Park. View more info

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The Sod House

By: Barns, Cass G.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2260620

ISBN: 0803257007

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded. 1970 Trade Paperback. No one so well knows the life of pioneer settlements, writes Addison E. Sheldon in the foreword to this book, as the country doctor, and the country editor, and it might be added, the country postmaster who (in the popular pioneer belief) knew every letter written or received by every person in the community and read all the postcards. No wonder, then, that Dr. Sheldon considered Cass G. Barns uniquely well equipped as a local historian, for Barns served his community in all three capacities. A country doctor who combined farming with medicine, he had a part ... View more info

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The History of Massachusetts, in Three Volumes: The Colonial Period; The Provincial Period; The Commonwealth Period.

By: Barry, John Stetson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philips, Sampson, and Company / Published for the Author and for sale by His Agent, Henry Barry, at No. 20 Washington Street: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2006542

Condition: Good


First editions. Vol. I in fair condition with heavy wear to and significant loss from backstrip, front board nearly completely loose. Other two volumes good - front hinge of vol. II loose, front joint split, one gathering in vol. III sprung. With some restoration, this could be an attractive set. 1855 Hard Cover. xii, 516; xii, 514; xii, 468. pp. 8vo. An extensive history of Massachusetts from the time of Christopher Columbus through 1820. The final volume includes an extensive index and a large list of subscribers after the text. Sabin 3687. View more info

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The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890

By: Bartlett, Richard A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203688

ISBN: 0195017382

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Fading to jacket spine. 1974 Hard Cover. From borax mule trains to the canoe stop that was Chicago in the 1830s, this book vividly recreated the tale of the westward movement of pioneers into the heartland of North America. With nearly a century separating historian Richard Bartlett from the end of the movement, Bartlett's broad perspective stresses the continuity and inevitability of this greatest element of America's Golden Age. The book focuses on the settlement of the country, the racial and ethnic composition of the people, agriculture, transportation, developments of the l... View more info

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Webster (Images of America)

By: Barton, Lynn M.; Sassone, Joan E.; Grenier, Mary Hasek

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293691

ISBN: 0738572543

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 2010 Trade Paperback. 127, [1] pp. 9 1/8 x 6 1/2. The town of Webster, New York, is framed with a rugged, natural beauty that sets it apart from other local communities, and there is a spirit of independent thinking here that is valued. In 1840, the newly incorporated town was named after Daniel Webster, the outspoken statesmen, who had never actually set foot in the town. Favorable soil conditions and climate tempered by Lake Ontario contributed to Webster's growth as a prosperous agricultural center for growing fruit. The production of dried apples, bask... View more info

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The Revolutionary War and Issachar Bates

By: Bates, Issachar

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Shaker Museum Foundation: 1960

Seller ID: 2108383

Condition: Near Fine


Light sunning to spine. 1960 Stapled Binding. [16 pp.] 1960 reissue of 1833 original. An autobiography of one Shaker's role during the War for Independence. View more info

Image for The British Invasion from the North. The Campaigns of Generals Carleton and Burgoyne from Canada, 1776-1777, with the Journal of Lieut. William Digby, of the 53D, or Shropshire Regiment of Foot. Illustrated with Historical Notes

The British Invasion from the North. The Campaigns of Generals Carleton and Burgoyne from Canada, 1776-1777, with the Journal of Lieut. William Digby, of the 53D, or Shropshire Regiment of Foot. Illustrated with Historical Notes

By: Baxter, James Phinney

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Joel Munsell's Sons: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978453

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards and frontispiece lightly foxed, spine toned, spine label rubbed. 1887 Hard Cover. viii, 412 pp. 4to. Original beige cloth, paper spine label, deckle edge. Includes portraits of John Burgoyne and Horatio Gates, and images of the grave of Adams and Culbertson, and the burial of General Fraser. An account of the British invasion from Canada into the colonies during the American Revolution, focusing on the campaigns of General Guy Carleton and General John Burgoyne. Also includes the journal of Lieutenant William Digby, an officer under Carleton's command, which provides inva... View more info

Image for Christopher Levett of York, the Pioneer Colonist in Casco Bay. [with] A Voyage into New England, Begun in 1623. and ended in 1624. (The Gorges Society. V.)

Christopher Levett of York, the Pioneer Colonist in Casco Bay. [with] A Voyage into New England, Begun in 1623. and ended in 1624. (The Gorges Society. V.)

By: Baxter, James Phinney; Levett, Christopher

Price: $200.00

Publisher: The Gorges Society: 1893

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1981566

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition (unnumbered). Spine lightly creased with a few faint splits to backstrip, minor loss from spine head and edges. 1893 Trade Paperback. xii, 166 pp. Original wrappers. One of 200 copies. The last book published by The Gorges Society (one of only five publications), combining a biography of one of the earliest Maine colonists with his original 1628 memoirs. These include firsthand accounts of Native Americans, the countryside, and detailed descriptions of how Levett prospered. Not in Howes. Second work included is reprint of the 1628 original - with a facsimile of the title page -... View more info