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The Ghost of the Charlotte Lighthouse (A New York State Adventure)

By: Valentine, Sally

Price: $7.00

Publisher: North Country Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2275495

ISBN: 1595310134

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 100 pp. On a cliff overlooking Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the port of Rochester, New York, a lonely lighthouse stood watch. Its windows were boarded up and its roof was leaking. Its face was dirty and its light had long since gone out. Its front door was hidden with brush and its stairs were crumbling. But maybe you wouldn't look so good either if you were 127 years old! From inside the lighthouse tower came the sound of scratching, but no one was there to hear it. That is, no human ears were there to hear it because the lighthouse had been abandone... View more info

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A History of Ulster County Under the Dominion of the Dutch

By: Van Buren, Augustus H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.C. & A.L. Fawcett, Inc.: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289813

ISBN: 0941567028

Condition: Very Good


1989 reissue of 1923 original. Rear wrapper creased. 146 pp. Chapters include: the Red Men, the coming of the White Men, The planting of Esoput, Growth, The War of 1659-1660, Wildwood and the New Dorp, War of 1663, Internal Affairs, Coming of the English, Government, Church, Wildwyck and its People. View more info

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Roadside Geology of New York

By: Van Diver, Bradford B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mountain Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2204813

Condition: Good


Ink underlining and highlighting on 14 pages, ink number on front cover, brief ink note following text. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 411 pp. Road by road, the author carefully points out in layman's terms the complex bedrock geology and glacial sculpture that combine to create the many landscapes of New York. Anyone interested in geology, general natural history, geography, or history of New York will find this book an indispensible and enjoyable reference at the most fundamental level. View more info

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Dear Daisy

By: Ver Dow, Jane Marla

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rising Sparrow Press: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2268587

ISBN: 1932878033

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. No jacket. 2004 Hard Cover. xviii, 366 pp. This book describes the early childhood of Jane VerDow and her friendship with Daisy who guided her childhood and adult life. Jane VerDow has deep roots in farming, has an education degree and physical therapist credentials. Jane grew up in Williamson, NY. View more info

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Wagner's Complete Indexed Map of Rochester and Environs

By: Wagner, A.C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The A.C. Wagner Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 2196010

Condition: Good


Cover and pages toned, map complete but not intact, page 3-14 of index loose, pencil marginalia on reverse of front cover. 1938 Unbound. Unpaginated. Containing a 14 page Index of Rochester's streets.Keywords: ROCHESTER LOCAL NEW YORK HISTORY AMERICAN HISTORY MAPS TRAVEL View more info

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Giant Quarterback

By: Waldman, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282747

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, edges rubbed. 1950 Hard Cover. 153 pp. Illustrated by Robert Candy. A tale of the New York Giants. View more info

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Vignettes of Old Utica

By: Walsh, John J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Utica Public Library: 1982

Seller ID: 2268589

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. 1982 Hard Cover. xii, 397 pp. Endpapers illustrated with maps of Utica in 1832. A history of Utica, New York. View more info

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Forward: A Memoir

By: Wambach, Abby

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dey St.: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273361

ISBN: 0062466984

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. viii, 230 pp. Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship. Called an inspiration and “badass” by President Obama, Abby has become a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. View more info

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Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront

By: Ward, Nathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200442

ISBN: 0374286221

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2010 Hard Cover. xx, 250 pp. 8vo. What if the world of the old New York waterfront was as violent and mob-controlled as it appears in Hollywood movies? Well, it really was, and the story of its downfall, told here in high style by Nathan Ward, is the original New York mob story.New York Sun reporter Malcolm “Mike” Johnson was sent to cover the murder of a West Side boss stevedore and discovered a “waterfront jungle, set against a background of New York’s magnificent skyscrapers” and providing “rich pickings for criminal gangs.” Racketeers ran their territories wh... View more info

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Eleventh Publication of the Oswego Historical Society: 1947

By: Waterbury, Edwin M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oswego Historical Society: 1947

Seller ID: 2207388

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1947 Trade Paperback. Includes articles on the Richardson Theater, the history of the Oswego Canal, and much more! View more info

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The Justice's Manual: Or, A Summary of the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace, In the State of New-York; Containing a Variety of Practical Forms, Adapted to Cases Civil and Criminal

By: Waterman, Thomas G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Websters and Skinners: 1829

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2199444

Condition: Good


Second edition. Boards rubbed, a few tears to spine head & foot, pages lightly foxed. 1829 Full-Leather. 294 pp. An early 19th century work of judicial law, focusing on the statutes applicable within New York State. CONTENTS: Part I - Of the powers and duties of Justices of the Peace, under the provisions of title 4, of Chapter 2, of part 3 of the Revised Statutes, entitled, of Courts held by Justices of the Peace; Part II - Of the powers and duties of Justices of the Peace, under various statutes; Part III - Of the powers and duties of Justices of the Peace, in relation to proceedings in crim... View more info

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Beside the Genesee: A Pictorial History of the University of Rochester

By: Waxman, Jan LaMartina

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Q Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262034

ISBN: 0966522877

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink mark on front endpaper. 2000 Soft Cover. Delightful photographs and historical information about the University of Rochester make this book a must-have for students and alumni. View more info

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All In a Day's Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice

By: Way, Daniel; Rugge, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2206743

ISBN: 0815608012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. xii, 132 pp. Over 100 color photographs vividly portray the people and places of the southeastern Adirondacks as seen by a Glens Falls family physician who has spent over twenty years practicing rural medicine in such places as Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, North Creek, Indian Lake, Long Lake, Wells, and Speculator. The book is a breathtaking collection of Adirondack landscapes taken along Dr. Daniel Way's travels, mingled with portraits of his patients taken in their homes and the many stories that re... View more info

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Greenbough: A Complicity

By: Webster, Richard A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lulu: 2005

Edition: Review Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267147

ISBN: 1411657985

Condition: Near Fine


TLS laid in, in which the author mentions Eastman Theater and the iconic Powers Building, signed in black ink. Ink mayor's office stamp on corner of letter. 2005 Trade Paperback. 239, [1] pp. A self-published detective novel set in Rochester, New York, written by a man born and raised in the city. Rochester's last detective doubts that a city can commit homicide. That is until an investigative coordinator set to replace him bungles a case involving the death of a local author. From then on its all Theo, Detective James Theodorkakos, can do to keep the facts from unraveling into fiction. This m... View more info

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A Trip to the New York World's Fair with Bobby and Betty, as Told to Elsie-Jean (Seeing America with Bobby and Betty Series)

By: Whalen, Grover; Elsie-Jean

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dodge Publishing Company: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1847599

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Lightly rubbed. 1939 Hard Cover. 92, [4] pp. Original orange and purple cloth. Birds-eye sketch of the fair on endpapers. A tour of the New York World's Fair, by the man who wrote the official guide book for it. This volume was released as part of the Seeing America with Bobby and Betty series, designed for younger readers, and likely released as part of the promotional efforts of the fair, which ran from April 30, 1939 - October 27, 1940. View more info

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History of the Barge Canal of New York State: Supplement to the Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year Ended June 30 1921

By: Whitford, Noble E.; Williams, Frank M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: J.B. Lyon Company: 1922

Seller ID: 2265037

Condition: Very Good


Presentation copy, with slip tipped in on front endpaper reading 'Compliments of Frank M. Williams, State Engineer and Surveyor.' Ink '94' stamped on corner of front endpaper, small chip from rear edge of spine head. 1922 Hard Cover. 610, [2] pp. 8vo. A history of the New York State Canal System, which at the time of publication was known as the New York State Barge Canal. Designed as an improvement to the Erie Canal, connecting it to Lake Ontario, Cayuga Lake, and Seneca Lake, and the Hudson River to Lake Erie and Lake Champlain. The project was authorized in 1903, construction began in 1905,... View more info

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Christmas Memories

By: Whittemore, Harold E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Steffen Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263105

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription, Pleasant Memories. Harold E. Whittemore, '84. Wrappers very faintly toned, no publisher date (circa 1970's). We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. CONTENTS: Twenty selected observer-dispatch Christmas columns; Christmas is a Wonderful Season (an Introduction); A time for laughter with area clergymen at Christmas; A few minutes with Ilion's Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus; A painting, a picture, sketches by area artists. View more info

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'It's the Little Things': The Best of Harold E. Whittemore

By: Whittemore, Harold E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sunday Observer-Dispatch: 1981

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263106

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with date (1981). Wrappers lightly soiled, no publisher date (circa 1970's-1980's). We have more books available by this author!. 144 pp. Fifty selected columns from the Sunday Observer-Dispatch. CONTENTS: Life in the Adirondacks; Long Live the Family; Seasons and Holidays; A Trace of Nostalgia; The Wonderful World of People; Mothers and Other Elderly; Backyards and Gardening; Memoirs of Commencement; A Bit of Potpourri; For the First Time. View more info

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Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town that Talks to the Dead

By: Wicker, Christine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper San Francisco / Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291372

ISBN: 0060086661

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2003 Hard Cover. 282 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. In Lily Dale, New York, the dead don't die. Instead, spirits flit among the elms and stroll along the streets, sometimes dressed in garb more common 120 years ago, when Lily Dale was founded and suffragette Susan B. Anthony was a frequent guest. According to Spiritualists who have ruled this Victorian hamlet for five generations, the dead don't go away and they stay anything but quiet. Every summer twenty thousand guests come to consult the town's mediums, who can hang out a shingle only after passing a test that confirms ... View more info

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A Treatise on the Law of Executors, Administrators and Guardians, and of the Remedies by and Against Them, in Surrogates' Courts of the State of New York; Together with an Account of the Jurisdiction and Practice of Those Courts in the Admeasurement of Dower.

By: Willard, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: William Gould, Law Bookseller: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1930707

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine, corners, and hinges reinforced with leather & cloth, ink name handwritten & stamped on front endpapers. 1859 Full-Leather. xxiv, 592 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, red leather spine label, gilt titles. A legal reference regarding the administration of wills in New York State. View more info

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The Centennial Celebration of General Sullivan's Campaign Against the Iroquois, in 1779. Held at Waterloo, September 3rd, 1879, to Which is Prefixed a Sketch of the Waterloo Library and Historical Society

By: Willers, Diedrich; Gridley, S.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Waterloo Library and Historical Society / Observer Steam Print: 1880

Seller ID: 1890749

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Minor loss from spine ends, edges faded, owner bookplate remnant on front endpaper, blank promissory note with pencil name & address on reverse laid in (circa 1900). 1880 Hard Cover. 356 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Includes engravings of Skoi-Yase Monument, authors, Major General John H. Sullivan, and the log cabin. A celebration of the campaign against British loyalists and their Iroquois allies during the American Revolutionary War., published in conjunction with the centennial. View more info

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Country Roads of New York

By: Williams, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Country Roads Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265246

ISBN: 1566260183

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. North of the metropolitan area is a New York that beckons you to discover its back roads and small towns at a refreshing rural pace. View more info

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Country Roads of New York

By: Williams, Deborah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Country Roads Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2267695

ISBN: 1566260183

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 149 pp. North of the metropolitan area is a New York that beckons you to discover its back roads and small towns at a refreshing rural pace. View more info

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Keep Looking Up: A Limited Edition Guide to the Climate of Rochester, the Finger Lakes and Western New York

By: Williams, Kevin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Weather-Track: 1995

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289177

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by author. Faint edge wear. 1995 Spiral-Bound Softcover. A calendar for 1996 that includes seasonal and climate information. View more info

Owasco Lake (Postcard History Series)

By: Williams, Paul K. & Charles N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293048

ISBN: 0738511315

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 2002 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. On the eastern edge of the famed New York State Finger Lakes is Owasco Lake, a name believed to have been derived from Mohawk and Iroquois tribes, referring to a crossing. Its rich history includes a Native American settlement, an early pioneer farming community, the site of a Victorian-era amusement park, important railroad lines and steamers, and elaborate summer homes, called camps, owned by local wealthy industrialists. In Owasco Lake, the reader will explore the lake's bountiful and beautiful past, featured on postcards s... View more info

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Frank Gannett: A Biography

By: Williamson, Samuel T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282246

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy, usual internal marks. Bookplate personalized for one Nelson M. Haynes, and signed by Frank Gannett, mounted on front endpaper. Top corner of front endpaper clipped, jacket corners trimmed ($2.00 list price still present), boards and jacket a bit rubbed with minor loss from jacket spine head. 1940 Hard Cover. vi, 250 pp. 8vo. A biography of the owner of the Democrat & Chronicle. Frank Ernest Gannett (September 15, 1876 - December 3, 1957) founded the Gannett media corporation. He was born in South Bristol, New York and graduated from Cornell University. At th... View more info

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Niagara Frontier: A Narrative and Documentary History, in Four Volumes

By: Wilner, Merton M.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264590

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1931 Large Hardcover. ix, [1], 532; x, [2], 533-1082; 633, [1]; 637, [1] pp. 4to. A history of western New York from prehistory through the date of publication, with chapters on local units in the American Civil War and World War I. The third and fourth volumes are dedicated to biographical information on notable figures of the region. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs View more info

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Chemung County: An Illustrated History

By: Wilson, Amy H.; Gallagher, Peg

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Community Communications Corp.: 1999

Seller ID: 2291189

ISBN: 1581920091

Condition: Fine


Still encased in publisher's shrink wrap. A fine copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 88 pp. ...reveals in pictures and narrative the story of the lush valleys and folding hills of this area, and of the people who settled and developed this unique and beautiful region into the successful community it is today.--Rear jacket panel View more info

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Upstate: Records and Recollections of Northern New York

By: Wilson, Edmund

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1971

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265286

ISBN: 0374281890

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket edges rubbed with a few small tears, ink name on front endpaper. 1971 Hard Cover. 386 pp. An account of changes in upstate New York since the author's childhood. Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 - June 12, 1972) was an American writer and literary critic. Wilson was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. His father, Edmund Wilson, Sr., was a lawyer and served as New Jersey Attorney General. From 1912 to 1916, he was educated at Princeton University, after attending prep school at The Hill School, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the school's literary magazine, The Record. He be... View more info

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The Archaeology of Maspeth, Long Island, New York and Vicinity (Researches and Transactions of New York State Archaeological Association, Vol. XVIII, Number 1)

By: Wisniewski, Stanley H.; Solecki, Ralph S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York State Archeological Association: 2010

Seller ID: 2291329

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2010 Large Softcover. vii, 104, [1] pp. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface; Foreword; Introduction; The Environment of Maspeth: Past and Present; The Maspeth Site: A Contemporary View; The Maspeth Indians; Seventeenth-Century History of the Maspeth Area; The De Witt Clinton House and the Queen Head Tavern; Archaeological Sites Elsewhere in Maspeth; The Seventeenth-Century Fireplace; Historical Artifacts from Maspeth Creek and Laurel Hill Areas; The Garvis Pipe Factory; Prehistoric Artifacts from the Maspeth Site (QN14); Overall Conclusions; Disposition of the... View more info