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The Discovery of New Brittaine (Great Americana)

By: Bland, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Readex Microprint: 1966

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292275

Condition: Near Fine


1966 reissue of 1651 original, with new foreword. No jacket. Ink name on front paste-down endpaper. Brown boards with gilt titles on spine and on front board. ...relates the explorations achieved by the author and a few companions from Virginia into what is now the border region of North Carolina and Virginia. View more info

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The Printed Book in America

By: Blumenthal, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: David R. Godine: 1977

Seller ID: 2295135

ISBN: 0879232102

Condition: Near Fine


A few faint spots on top page ridge. 1977 Large Hardcover. xvi, 250 pp. ...a narrative of how printing arrived, spread, and flourished in the American colonies--of how it gradually attained, in its finest manifestations, the status of an art--of how in this century it had associated with it such diverse and extraordinary talents as Updike, Rogers, Goudy, Dwiggins, Ruzicka, and the Grabhorns. ...there are discussed private and special presses... View more info

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Camden Sesquicentennial Souvenir Book

By: Boardman, Crager J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Compco Custom Printing: 1997

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2299514

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition of the work originally published in 1984. Faint wrinkle to endpapers, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. 334, [10] pp. Local advertisements throughout and following text. Black-and-white photographs, maps, illustrations, and reproductions of historical documents throughout. View more info

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Seth Eastman: A Portfolio of North American Indians

By: Boehme, Sarah E.; Feest, Christian F.; Johnston, Patricia Condon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Afton Historical Society Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292794

ISBN: 0963933841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 1995 Large Hardcover. xxiii, [1], 171, [1] pp. 52 plates, color illustrations. The foremost pictorial historian of the American Indian in the nineteenth century, Seth Eastman was a career army officer and talented artist widely appreciated today for his ethnographic detail. Assigned to frontier duty, including a seven-year stint at Fort Snelling in the 1840s, Eastman set out to preserve a visual record of Indian life which was then undergoing rapid change. Enabled by his long-term military residency among the Indians to become familiar not only with their colorful ext... View more info

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History of the Town of Farmington, New York, 1788-1988 (Bicentennial Edition)

By: Bohling, William; Everdyke, Betsy; Hartsough, Margaret; Herendeen, Allen; McMahon, Betsy; Powell, Donna; Ranney, Bette; Scofield, Karen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Farmington Bicentennial Committee: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2299513

Condition: Near Fine


Boards faintly soiled. 1988 Large Hardcover. [vi], 137, [1] pp. Includes facsimile of letter from Ronald Reagan congratulating Farmington on 200 years. A complete history of the town of Farmington, beginning with accounts of the region's Native Americans and the Phelps and Gorham Purchase, and including sections on Quakers, military servicemen, and important people, business, and organizations in the area. Black & white photographs throughout. View more info

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Genesee Country Museum: Scenes of Town & Country in the Nineteenth Century

By: Bolger, Stuart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Flower City Printing: 1985

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2193521

ISBN: 0931535042

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed to local businesswoman/philanthropist & signed by author on title page ('to Jean Groff - with best regards, Stuart Bolger'). Groff's address sticker on title page. 1985 Large Softcover. 103 pp. Depicts the different historical buildings and events that helped shaped Genesee Country. Stuart Bolger, an architectural historian, was the long-time director of Genesee Country Village. View more info

History of Lewis County New York, 1880-1965

By: Bowen, G. Bryon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Board of Legislators of Lewis County: 1970

Seller ID: 2299736

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed, ink note on front free endpaper. 1970 Hard Cover. 563 pp. Map included in rear pocket. CONTENTS: Introduction and Acknowledgements; Agriculture; Education; Public Buildings; Transportation; Wars; Croghan; Denmark; Diana; Greig; Harrisburg; Highmarket; Lewis; Leyden; Lowville; Lyonsdale; Martinsburg; Montague; New Bremen; Osceola; Pinckney; Turin; Watson; West Turin; Appendix: County Officers: Judges, Clerks, Treasurers, District Attorneys, County Attorneys, Population; Bibliography; Index. Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... View more info

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America's Living Past: Historic Villages and Restorations

By: Bowen, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Portland House: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292413

ISBN: 0517694751

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark, edge wear to jacket. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 13 x 11. Journey through three hundred years of U.S. history via the sites that preserve America's colorful past. View more info

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The Eagle's Wings: A Story of the Colorado

By: Bower, B. M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1924

Seller ID: 2297139

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1924 Hard Cover. viii, 296 pp. Frontispiece by Frank Tenney Johnson. A story of the American Eagle Scout in Colorado. View more info

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Rim o' the World

By: Bower, B.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1919

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261503

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few minor chips to jacket spine-head and jacket spine-base, jacket flaps clipped; page ridges faintly foxed, ink note on front endpaper. 1919 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 349 pp. Published pseudonymously by Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, known for her novels and screenplays of the Old West. 'Rim o' the World' is a wide stretch of country in Idaho, partially shut in by desert waste and mountain ranges, where life has note progressed as fast as it has in other parts of the great west. Here live a few so-called bad families who settles th... View more info

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Casey Ryan

By: Bower, B.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1921

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261504

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket flaps clipped; page ridges lightly foxed, ink note on front endpaper. 1921 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Published pseudonymously by Bertha Muzzy Sinclair, known for her novels and screenplays of the Old West. Casey Ryan, known to the inhabitants of a certain Western town as the most reckless dare-devil stage driver who ever carried the mail, was bitten by the speed germ and deserted his stage coach for a Ford; but not even a Ford could stand Casey's handling; so eventually he found himself bereft of both machine, job and ... View more info

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Den Leader's Book: A Manual for Adult Leaders of Cub Scout Dens

By: Boy Scouts of America

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boy Scouts of America: 1967

Seller ID: 2202301

ISBN: 0839532121

Condition: Good


1978 printing. Edges rubbed, corners faintly creased, ink name on title page. 1967 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 201 pp. Illustrations throughout. CONTENTS: Introduction - Your Opportunity; Part I - You and Your Den; Part II - Your Den Meeting; Part III - On the Cub Scout Trail; Part IV - Working with Others; Part V - Den Leader's Lore. View more info

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Staging Den and Pack Ceremonies

By: Boy Scouts of America

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boy Scouts of America: 1968

Seller ID: 2202302

ISBN: 0839532148

Condition: Very Good


1980 revised edition. Ink initials inside. 1968 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 231 pp. Illustrations throughout. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 4.5 million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA. View more info

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History of the Town of Conesus: Livingston Co., N.Y., from Its First Settlement in 1793, to 1887, with a Brief Genealogical Record of the Conesus Families

By: Boyd, William P.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boyd's Job Printing Establishment: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289207

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine head, spine base, and corners lightly rubbed; minor general wear. 1887 Hard Cover. 176 pp. Green boards, gilt titles on spine and front board. History of the Town of Conesus, Livingston Co., N. Y.: From Its First Settlement in 1793, to 1887, with a Brief Genealogical Record of the Conesus Families. Settlement began around 1795. In 1819, Conesus was formed from parts of the Towns of Groveland and Livonia as the Town of Freeport. The name was changed to Browersville in March, 1825 and was changed to Conesus a month later. View more info

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Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta

By: Boyer, Glenn G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Talei Publishers, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288992

ISBN: 0963177222

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1993 Large Hardcover. xxviii, 325 pp. The work of a lifetime reveals what really happened and why. The reason that Wyatt Earp came to Tombstone, why Josie Earp whitewashed the truth, the identities of the hired assassins who tried to wipe out the Earps in Tombstone and much more. View more info

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Bradford's History 'Of Plimoth Plantation.' From the Original Manuscript. With a Report of the Proceedings Incident to the Return of the Manuscript to Massachusetts. [Plymouth]

By: Bradford, William

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Wright & Potter Printing Co.: 1899

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2290935

Condition: Very Good


1/2 inch tear to spine head, 2 inch split to front joint, but otherwise unusually well-preserved - binding tight, interior clean, bright, and unmarked. 1899 Hard Cover. lxxvii, 555 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth gilt titles & rules. Frontispiece image of original bound manuscript, several portrait plates. A facsimile reproduction of Bradford's manuscript, detailing the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Plantation, including many of the hardships the early settlers faced. Bradford was a founding member of Plymouth Plantation and became its second governor. It remains an impor... View more info

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The Niagara (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Braider, Donald; Carmer, Carl

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297151

ISBN: 003085394X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1972 Hard Cover. xvii, 294 pp. 8vo. Illustrated with 28 line drawings and map. Account of the river in history, geology, limnology, and ecology. Long an Indian trading post and strategic portage route, the river created cities of Buffalo and Youngstown, Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake. View more info

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Rochester Routes: Tours of Monroe County's Historic Places

By: Braus, Patricia; Parks, Ann; Howk, Cynthia; Paxson, Flo; Yarrington, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Landmark Society of Western New York: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2197688

ISBN: 0964170671

Condition: Fine


First printing. Brand new from publisher. 2001 Trade Paperback. 160 pp. Oblong. 6 x 9. Black & white photographs. A photographic tour of historic residences, churches, bridges, cobblestone structures, and commercial buildings in Rochester, designed to be used as a driving tour guide. Also includes historical information, commentary on modern architecture CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Cultural Rochester: An East Avenue Outing; North to the Lake: Downtown to Charlotte; West by the River: Mt. Hope to Mumford; Westward to Brockport: Following the Canal; Pittsford to Mendon: The Early To... View more info

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Helldorado: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite

By: Breakenridge, William M.; Brown, Richard Maxwell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287671

ISBN: 0803261004

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Minor general wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. xxx, 448 pp. Helldorado offers cinematic images of wagon trains crossing the Great Plains, of Phoenix and Denver emerging from the dust and mud, of Tombstone blazing through a silver bonanza, and of the railroad joining East and West to change history. In his memoirs, originally published in 1928, William M. Breakenridge is shown doing about everything an enterprising and vigorous young man could do on the frontier. After leaving Wisconsin at the age of sixteen, he became a teamster, railroader; and lawman in Colorado, Arizona, and els... View more info

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The Day Jesse James Was Killed

By: Breihan, Carl W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Frederick Fell, Inc., Publishers: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195335

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author. Pages heavily toned Jacket heavily toned, jacket edges heavily rubbed, bottom right front corner of jacket taped. 1961 Hard Cover. xxvi, 235 pp. a wealth of material never before published, which casts new light on many aspects of the James' activities and motives, gleaned from rare newspaper accounts of the day, letters and photographs obtained from members of the James family and personal reminiscences of their friends and neighbors. Black and white photographs included. Keywords: JESSE JAMES SIGNED FIRST EDITION WESTERN AMERICANA OLD WEST BIOGRAPHY View more info

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A World on Display: Photographs from the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904

By: Breitbart, Eric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294360

ISBN: 0826317421

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on rear jacket panel. 1997 Hard Cover. ix, 108 pp. A book of superb b&w photographs, most taken in 1904 during the St. Louis World's Fair, showing some of the 2,000 native peoples brought to St. Louis to appear in the most extensive anthropological exhibit ever assembled for a world's fair. The text examines the relationship of the photographers with the images, and the images with the viewers and the society in which they were viewed. View more info

Sackets Harbor (Images of America)

By: Brennan, Robert E. and Jeannie I.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 2000

Seller ID: 2299966

ISBN: 0738502855

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Sackets Harbor presents the unique history of a notable community that has achieved prominence as the northern headquarters in the War of 1812, as the home of the celebrated Madison Barracks, and as a revitalized tourist center. Ideally situated on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario in upstate New York, Sackets Harbor attracted the Iroquois, the Algonquin, early white settlers, and military strategists with its bounty. The village took its name from Augustus Sacket, who purchased tracts along the water in 1801 and led the first influx of settlers ... View more info

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Mountain Man

By: Bright, Verne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1949

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2174831

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Inscribed & signed by author on front endpaper ('For Betty Ogden, With the compliments of Edith and the author, Verne Bright, The Breakers, Tolovana Park, Oregon, July 5, 1959'). Light stain to top page ridge (exterior only). 1949 Hard Cover. 190 pp. 8vo. A collection of poetry celebrating the American West, by the poet, journalist, and English teacher in Oregon. View more info

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Alice's Restaurant Cookbook [Cook Book]

By: Brock, Alice May; Guthrie, Arlo

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Random House: 1969

Edition: 20th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 2276553

Condition: Very Good


Includes record. Jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears, jacket price clipped. 1969 Hard Cover. 148 pp. A collection of recipes from Alice's Restaurant, which became famous due to the Arlo Guthrie song of the same name, which inspired a 1969 film starring Guthrie. Includes a 33 1/3 RPM record featuring a recorded introduction by Arlo Guthrie. The author, Alice May Brock, was the owner of three restaurants (The Back Room, Take-Out Alice and Alice's at Avaloch), and The Back Room was the restaurant which inspired Guthrie's song. Guthrie was a student of Brock's at the Stockbridge School, and... View more info

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The Yale Record Book of Verse, 1872-1922

By: Bronson, Francis W.; Chubb, Thomas Caldecot; Hume, Cyril

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1922

Seller ID: 2206576

Condition: Very Good


Spine and boards lightly toned, faint stain along page edge of first few pages. 1922 Hard Cover. 106 pp. It was a happy idea of Mr. Francis Bronson and his colleagues on the editorial board of the Yale Record for the Class of 1922, to blow the dust off the files of fifty years, and save from the shadow of oblivion verses that echo the laughter of twelve college generations. This little book... has a value apart from its merits as a sheaf of light verse; it is a contribution to the history of fun at Yale. View more info

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Green Leaf and Gold: Tobacco in North Carolina

By: Brooks, Jerome E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources: 1975

Seller ID: 2206544

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1975 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. Jerome Brooks presents a concise history of tobacco from the days of Sir Walter Raleigh when the plant was considered a novelty, to cultivation for export in the colonial period, to cultivation for domestic use during the antebellum period, to the manufacturing of tobacco products in the late nineteenth century, to the industrialization and commercialization of tobacco in the twentieth century. Fifteen illustrations enhance the text. KEYWORDS: TOBACCO NORTH CAROLINA AMERICANA AMERICAN HISTORY View more info

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First Across the Continent: The Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5

By: Brooks, Noah; Elder, Karen; Luke, John A.; Bridges, Jeff

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290971

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes folding map following text. Faint stain to top marginal corner of some pages, front free endpaper removed, some tiny white spotting on rear board (paint spatter?). 1901 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 365, [3] pp. 8vo. Olive cloth, gilt and black titles, buffalo head vignette and braided border on front board, tepee vignette on spine. An account of one of the most important exploring expeditions in American history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (A.K.A. the Corps of Discovery Expedition). Brooks details the progress of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from Pittsburgh, Pennsylv... View more info

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Van Cortlandt Manor

By: Brown, Charles H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sleepy Hallow Restorations: 1965

Seller ID: 2267191

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 1965 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Van Cortlandt Manor is a house and property located near the confluence of the Croton and Hudson Rivers in the village of Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County, New York, United States. The stone and brick manor house is now a museum and is a National Historic Landmark. By Royal Charter, Van Cortlandt Manor was originally a 86,000-acre (35,000 ha) tract granted as a Patent to Stephanus Van Cortlandt in 1697 by King William III, stretching from the Hudson River on the west to the first boundary line between the Province of New York and the Colony o... View more info

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A Guide to the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692

By: Brown, David C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: David C. Brown: 1988

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2261937

ISBN: 0961341505

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Surface tear and faint stain on front wrapper, page ridges lightly foxed. 1988 Trade Paperback. x, 132 pp. The following work has been written to afford those visiting the Salem environs a means of acquainting themselves with the physical remains of the outbreak of witchcraft in Essex County in 1692. It is not intended to shed fundamentally new light of the events of that year; rather, it should serve to sketch the history of the era and integrate that history with a list of the sites still extant today. View more info

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The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

By: Brown, Dee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bison Books: 1981

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2278316

ISBN: 0803250258

Condition: Very Good


6th printing. Faint edge wear. 1981 Trade Paperback. All aspects of western feminine life, which include a good deal about the western male, are covered in this lively, informal but soundly factual account of the women who built the West. Among those whose stories are included are Elizabeth Custer; Lola Montez, Ann Eliza Young, Josephine Meeker, Carry Nation, Esther Morris, and Virginia Reed. View more info