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Image for Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

By: Beall, Otho T.; Shryock, Richard H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005526

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1954 Hard Cover. ix, 241 pp. 8vo. A new perspective on the life of the prominent Puritan minister, focusing on his contributions to early American medicine, and providing the historical context of the medical world during his lifetime. Mather is remembered as among the first Americans to advocate inoculation against disease. View more info

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Aboriginal Place Names of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin 108, Archeology 12)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York State Education Department: 1907

Seller ID: 2130087

Condition: Very Good


Binding repaired. 1907 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 333 pp. Wrappers. Comprehensive study of Native American place names in New York State by county, providing an interesting glimpse into the origins of current names for towns, state parks, rivers, etc. Also provides an interesting context for which tribes were settled in which areas of New York State, and their spheres of influence. View more info

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Aboriginal Occupation of New York (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, No. 32. Vol. 7, February 1900)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1900

Seller ID: 2278422

Condition: Good


Lacks maps. Spine and hinges previously mended with tape, stains along edges, pencil name on front wrapper. 1900 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 187 pp. Aboriginal Occupation of New York (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, No. 32. Vol. 7, February 1900). CONTENTS: List of Authorities Referred to with Abbreviations; Territories of Aboriginal Nations of New York; Aboriginal Occupation of New York; Geographic Distribution of Sites by Counties. View more info

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Polished Stone Articles Used by the New York Aborigines Before and During European Occupations (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, Vol. 4, No. 18, November 1897)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1897

Seller ID: 2289195

Condition: Very Good


Spine bumped, rear wrapper creased, small ink initials on front wrapper, wrappers faintly toned. 1897 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 102 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Polished Stone Implements: Celts, Gouges, Adzes and Hoes, Stone Balls, Ornaments, Hammerstones and Mullers, Pestles, Postone, Stone Plummets, Sinew Stones, Stone Pipes, Tubes, Bayonet Slates, Amulets, Boat Stones, Cups and Mortars, Double-edged Slate Knives, The Woman's Knife, Banner Stones, Gorgets, Grooved Axes, Polished Perforators, Grooved Boulders, Miscellaneous; Explanation of Plates; Index. View more info

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A History of the New York Iroquois, Now Commonly Called the Six Nations (New York State Museum Bulletin 78, Archeology 9) (University of the State of New York Bulletin 329, February 1905)

By: Beauchamp, William M. [Martin]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York State Education Department: 1905

Seller ID: 2292856

Condition: Very Good


Includes map in front pocket. Boards lightly soiled, front pocket and opposite page toned. 1905 Hard Cover. [iii], 126-461, [7] pp. 8vo. A history of the Iroquois of New York, including 18 plates from historical maps, photographs, and illustrations, one of which is a large folding map of the territorial divisions of tribes in New York State. View more info

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The Iroquois Trail, or Foot-Prints of the Six Nations, in Customs, Traditions, and History, in which are included David Cusick's Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

By: Beauchamp, William Martin; Cusick, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Forgotten Books: 2012

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2293104

Condition: Near Fine


2012 Trade Paperback. 154 pp. A facsimile of the 1892 history of the Iroquois and Six Nations, by the American ethnologist and Episcopal clergyman whose research focused on that tribe. View more info

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Chipeta, Queen of the Utes: A Biography

By: Becker, Cynthia S.; Smith, P. David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280246

ISBN: 1890437794

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Minor sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 2003 Trade Paperback. ix, 270 pp. A well-documented account of Colorado's beloved Ute woman, who was the wife of famous Chief Ouray - from her early days, to her old age, to her legacy in Colorado. Chipeta or White Singing Bird (1843 or 1844 – August 1924) was a Native American woman, and the second wife of Chief Ouray of the Uncompahgre Ute tribe. Born a Kiowa Apache, she was raised by the Utes in what is now Conejos, Colorado. An advisor and confidant of her husband, Chipeta continued as a leader of her people af... View more info

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The Central Pacific and the Southern Pacific Railroads (Centennial Edition)

By: Beebe, Lucius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1963

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2295371

ISBN: 083107034X

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Half-inch tear along jacket spine head jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink note on front free endpaper. 1963 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 631 pp. The story of the Southern Pacific Railroad system that dominated the West Coast from Oregon to Los Angeles, Texas, and the Southwest, and of its earliest component, the Central Pacific Railroad. 631 pages of text, approximately 900 photographs and illustrations (7 in color), and maps. 121 of the photographs are by the noted railroad photographer, Richard Steinheimer. View more info

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Highball: A Pageant of Trains

By: Beebe, Lucius

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bonanza Books: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295686

ISBN: 0517004208

Condition: Near Fine


Tears along top edge of jacket, top rear side of jacket previously mended with tape. 1982 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. The text is written throughout with all Mr. Beebe's exciting combination of expert's knowledge and layman's language, so that it presents no difficulties to the technically uninitiated. More than 190 photographs are included, the bulk of them taken by Mr. Beebe himself. View more info

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Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car: The Railway Carriage that Established a New Dimension of Luxury and Entered the National Lexicon as a Symbol of Splendor

By: Beebe, Lucius

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1961

Seller ID: 2295702

Condition: Near Fine


Front jacket panel previously mended with tape, jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears and a few small chips, small surface tear on front jacket panel. 1961 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 574 pp. A feast for anyone who loves Pullman cars or the golden era of passenger train travel, this book is a tour of the interior and exteriors of George Pullman's brilliant invention, the sleeping car. As beautiful as any hotel, the luxurious Pullman cars captured the imagination of the nation and their interiors were some of the most deluxe in the country. Page after pag... View more info

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The Trains We Rode, Volume II [2]: Northern Pacific--Wabash

By: Beebe, Lucius; Clegg, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1966

Seller ID: 2295362

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1966 Large Hardcover. Volume 2 in this series covers the luxury passenger service offered by the Northern Pacific, the Nickel Plate-Lackawanna, the Norfolk & Western, the Northwestern, the Pennsylvania, the Long Island R. R., the Rock Island, the Southern Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific, the Wabash, the Boston & Maine and other New England roads. Illustrated throughout with over 750 illustrations including drawings, black and white photos, a few color lithographs, and two paintings from noted railroad artist, Howard Fogg (see cover). Contains pp. 466-... View more info

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The Trains We Rode: Alton--New York Central (Volume I)

By: Beebe, Lucius; Clegg, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297884

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small tear to jacket spine head, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink note on front free endpaper. 1965 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 465 pp. Includes 801 illustrations--6 in full color and 5 new paintings by Howard Fogg. Volume I embraces the mainline carriers of the land from Alton through New York Central. View more info

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Atlas of Livingston Co. [County] New York. From Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of F.W. Beers

By: Beers, F.W.; Neuman, Louis E.; Hart, Chas

Price: $500.00

Publisher: F.W. Beers & Co., New York / Gates-Chili News, Incorporated, Rochester: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2177979

Condition: Good


First edition. All maps included. Boards a bit warped, two-panel New York State map stained and repaired along edges, a few maps lightly foxed or smudged with small tears along edges, ink name on front endpaper. 1872 Large Hardcover. Dozens of maps of towns and villages in Livingston County, New York, with a map of the whole state, a table of distances and explanations, and a map of the whole of Livingston County. Engraved by Louis E. Neuman, lithography by Chas Hart. View more info

Image for Up Old Forge Way: A Central Adirondack Story

Up Old Forge Way: A Central Adirondack Story

By: Beetle, David H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Utica Observer Dispatch: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291625

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. 1948 Hard Cover. 183 pp. Black boards with gilt titles on spine and on front board. Illustrated by Dante O. Tranquille. Tales from the Adirondacks. View more info

Image for The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday

The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday

By: Bell, Bob Boze

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tri Star - Boze: 1995

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2288985

ISBN: 1887576002

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Minor general wear. 1995 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. Gloriously illustrated pictorial series that presents the popular and complex characters of the West and the events that shaped their lives. Numerous never before published photos and artifacts. View more info

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The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

By: Bell, Bob Boze

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tri Star - Boze: 1995

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2288986

ISBN: 0964334372

Condition: Near Fine


Third edition. Minor general wear. 1995 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 142 pp. New York Newsday said, hands down the definitive book on Wyatt Earp. The Arizona Republic said, When Bell tells the history of the Old West in his biographical books, he does it in an ingenious format. The illustrated timeline of history'. And Jim Chamberlain with Trails End said, If other history books were produced and presented in such a manner; it could revolutionize the way in which history classes are taught. They are clearly written, concise in detail, and perhaps most importan... View more info

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LeRoy (Images of America)

By: Belluscio, Lynne J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2299579

ISBN: 0738572993

Condition: Near Fine


Signed and dated by author without inscription on front flyleaf ('Lynne Belluscio July 2010'). 127, [1] pp. LeRoy is best known as the 'Birthplace of Jell-O,' but few people know that in 1929 it had one of the finest private airports in the United States and was home to Amelia Earhart’s airplane, the Friendship. In the 19th century, LeRoy was known for Igham University, one of the first colleges for women and the first to grant a four-year degree. First settled in 1797, LeRoy has produced patent medicines, salt, limestone, dynamite, plows, agricultural commodities, stoves, organs, insulators... View more info

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Rolling Thunder: A Portrait of North American Railroading

By: Benson, Gary J.; Frailey, Fred W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295368

ISBN: 0393029077

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. 1991 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. Here is the breadth and drama of trains in a stunning portfolio of photographs, all taken on the eve of the 1990s. The camera of Gary J. Benson takes the reader from New England to California, inside a locomotive and to the old engine burial ground. View more info

Image for Archaeology of the Boyhood Home of Joseph Smith, Jr., Palmyra, New York (Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Papers No. 8)

Archaeology of the Boyhood Home of Joseph Smith, Jr., Palmyra, New York (Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Papers No. 8)

By: Berge, Dale L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brigham Young University: 2003

Seller ID: 2266905

ISBN: 0874808022

Condition: Near Fine


2003 Large Softcover. viii, [2], 85, [1] pp. A scholarly study of the archaeology of Joseph Smith's boyhood home, designed to establish an idea of the socioeconomic conditions in which he was raised. View more info

Image for The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay, 1897-1899

The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay, 1897-1899

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281338

ISBN: 0771012888

Condition: Near Fine


First Canadian edition. Edges lightly rubbed. 1983 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. The most photographed event in America during the 19th century. More than 10,000 images reside in public archives and private collections, depicting every aspect of what popular historian Pierre Berton has called one of the strangest mass movements in history. For this book, Berton selected 200 photographs, some iconic, some touchingly personal, and most previously unpublished. The Klondike Quest brings to life the panoramic drama of the great stampede for gold as seen by the ordinary gold-seeker. The photographs are b... View more info

Image for Sowams: With Ancient Records of Sowams and Parts Adjacent - Illustrated

Sowams: With Ancient Records of Sowams and Parts Adjacent - Illustrated

By: Bicknell, Thomas W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Associated Publishers of American Records: 1908

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2005871

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #302 of an unspecified limitation. 1908 Hard Cover. vi, 194, [10] pp. Original green cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. 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. Index follows text. View more info

Image for Old Probability: Perhaps Rain--Perhaps Not, with 250 Comic Illustrations

Old Probability: Perhaps Rain--Perhaps Not, with 250 Comic Illustrations

By: Bilings, Josh

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294724

Condition: Good


First edition. Edges rubbed, water stain, ink name and note on second blank. 1879 Hard Cover. Truth iz sed to be stranger than fickshun__it iz to most pholks. A collection of articles and almanac information. View more info

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America's Frontier Heritage

By: Billington, Ray Allen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2078189

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain on jacket spine base. Very Good. 1966 Hard Cover. xiv, 302 pp. 8vo. A narrative of the American frontier told by settlers, explorers, and European travelers. View more info

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Pictures of Rochester in Verse

By: Bingeman, Melissa E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melissa E. Bingeman: 1930

Seller ID: 2298297

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original tissue jacket. Half inch tear along top edge of front jacket wrapper, a few chips to jacket edges. Errata pasted on front free endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. 35 pp. These poems appeared serially in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle from March to October, 1930. Places include the Port of Rochester, Oxford Street, Cob's Hill, Browncroft, Genesee, Durand-Eastman Park, Park Avenue, Irondequoit, Highland Park, Pinnacle Hill, East Avenue, and more. View more info

Image for River in My Blood (Original Title: The Monongahela)

River in My Blood (Original Title: The Monongahela)

By: Bissell, Richar

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Signet: 1955

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299166

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Small tear to spine base, minor chip to top edge of front wrapper, a few faint creases and smudges to wrappers. 1955 Mass Market Paperback. 160 pp. Complete and unabridged. Original title The Monongahela. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. This zestful tour of a colorful river, brimming with stories of earthy men and women who live and work on or along its banks, will appeal to the thousands of readers who enjoyed A Stretch on the River and Pajama (originally 7 1/2 Cents), by Richard Bissell, who is also co-author of Pajama Game, the hit musical. This is a notable addition... View more info

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Julia Harrington, Winnebago, Iowa, 1913

By: Bissell, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2075175

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. 1969 Large Hardcover. 84 pp. A memoir of a young girl's childhood in Iowa, illustrated with reproductions of numerous early 20th century advertisements in both color and black & white. View more info

Image for The Monongahela (The Rivers of America Series)

The Monongahela (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Bissell, Richard; Carmer, Carl

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Co., Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297166

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned, jacket price clipped. 1952 Hard Cover. 239, [3] pp. 8vo. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. The exciting, awful, dirty, beautiful Monongahela! - that workhorse of American rivers, where more hell pops in any ten miles than in five hundred on the Mississippi or the Congo - here is the free-wheeling saga of its men, boats and way of life, right from the heart of a riverman - poet and scholar! The Combine, old man Overholt, Carnegie - whiskey, fish, steamboats, smoke, locks, dams -- all the racy, raucous facts of the Monongahe... View more info

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Los Angeles: Sunrise to Sunset

By: Blair, Dain

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Immaginare Press: 2014

Seller ID: 2260178

ISBN: 0972061800

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, sticker on rear board. 2014 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. A beautiful Los Angeles Photography book. From sunrise to sunset by photographer, Dain Blair. View more info

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The Youth's Guide in Zion and Holy Mother's Promises: Given by Inspiration at New Lebanon, N.Y., January 5, 1842

By: Blakeman, Elisha D'Alembert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: United Society: 1963

Seller ID: 2106282

Condition: Near Fine


1963 reissue of 1842 original. 30 pp. A speech given by the Shakers at New Lebanon. View more info

Image for Cherokee Roots (Volume I: Eastern Cherokee Rolls)

Cherokee Roots (Volume I: Eastern Cherokee Rolls)

By: Blakenship, Bob

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bob Blakenship: 1978

Seller ID: 2298354

ISBN: 9789998073340

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1978 Trade Paperback. 133 pp. Members of the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians before and after the removal in 1838. Official United States Government Census of the Cherokee Indian from 1817 through 1924 residing East of the Mississippi River. View more info