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Genesee Valley People 1743-1962

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2287967

ISBN: 0960813217

Condition: Near Fine


A few faint smudges to wrappers. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 224 pp. These accounts of the lives of moer than fifty persons present authentic Genesee Valley history at its most readable. An introduction to the social history of the Valley, it is even more a parade across the years of memorable personalities. --From the rear wrapper. View more info

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Birds of the Niagara Frontier Region: An Annotated Check-List (Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Volume 22)

By: Beardslee, Clark S.; Mitchell, Harold D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263679

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by Harold D. Mitchell with inscription, To Fred and Elsie Webb with my very best wishes. No jacket, ink note on second blank. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, 478 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Ornithological History of the Region: Observers, Previous Works; Territorial Outline and Life Zones: Territory Boundaries, Life Zones and Bird Distribution, Territorial Zonal Divisions--Sub-Carolinian Zone, Typical Alleghanian Zone, Sub-Canadian Zone; Territorial Localities of Special Ornithological Interest: Ontario, Huron and Erie Plains, Covering the Niagara River and Western Ne... 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. 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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Cornell University: Founders and the Founding

By: Becker, Carl L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1943

Seller ID: 2198719

Condition: Good


No jacket, ink notes on front endpaper, pages toned. 1943 Hard Cover. 246 pp. A history of Cornell University, containing lectures and documents.Keywords: CARL L BECKER CORNELL UNIVERSITY FOUNDER FOUNDING NEW YORK LOCAL REGIONAL MEDICAL MEDICINE HISTORY 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

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

By: Beers, F.W.; Wehle, Martin

Price: $295.00

Publisher: F.W. Beers & Co., New York / Gates-Chili News, Incorporated, Rochester: 1971

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270994

Condition: Near Fine


A few light scuffs on boards, ink stamp on front endpaper. An exceptional copy. 1971 Large Hardcover. Includes dozens of Monroe County maps. View more info

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City of Light

By: Belfer, Lauren

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1999

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2278401

ISBN: 038533401X

Condition: Good


Binding repaired. 1999 Hard Cover. It is 1901 and Buffalo, New York, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes city of light even more repute. Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls. Protected by its powerful all-male board, Miss Barrett is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. Lulled ... View more info

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Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain

By: Bellico, Russell P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Purple Mountain Press: 2001

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2204389

ISBN: 1930098170

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. Faint stain, spine very faintly creased, sticker to front and rear wrapper, ink name. 2001 Soft Cover. 394 pp. When it was published in 1992, it was the first new comprehensive history of Lake George and Lake Champlain in thirty years. The first printing received enthusiastic reviews, quickly sold out and the book was subsequently reprinted three times. Virtually the whole book has been rewritten for this revised edition, integrating additional materials from manuscript collections, underwater archaeology and other sources. Includes 270 illustrations.Keywo... View more info

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Medical Organization and Medical Biography of Seneca County, New York: An Historical Sketch of the Seneca County Medical Society, with Some Account of its Living and of its Pioneer Members, to which is added Biographical Sketches of all other physicians, not members of the Society, who have practiced the Art in Seneca County, New York, together with brief sketches of Williard State Hospital, Seneca Fall Hospital and the Waterloo Memorial Hospital

By: Bellows, M.D., Lester W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Manzler Publishing Company: 1926

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197278

Condition: Very Good


Presentation copy. Signed by Lester W. Bellows (Compiler) to Dr. H.J. Knickerbocker, inscribed: May the possession of this volume be a constant reminder of my friendship, dated Feb. 21, 1927. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. 1926 Hard Cover. vii, 429 pp. At the annual meeting of the Seneca County Medical Society held at Waterloo, N.Y., July 23, 1885, a resolution was introduced by the late Dr. Samuel R. Welles, and adopted by the society, that a committee be appointed which should prepare biographical sketches of members of the society from its earliest history to the (then... View more info

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Benedict's Treatise: Containing a Summary of the Jurisdiction, Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of New York, Adapted to the Code of Procedure in Civil Cases, Also, A Practical Treatise on their Jurisdiction, Duties and Authority in Criminal Cases [with] 1861 Jury Summons

By: Benedict, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alden, Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer, Beardsley & Co.: 1852

Seller ID: 2199440

Condition: Good


1861 Jury Summons laid in. Boards rubbed, endpapers and a few text pages foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. 745 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6. Original beige leather, black & maroon leather spine panels, gilt titles & rules. A comprehensive overview of the duties of Justices of the Peace in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. View more info

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel

By: Benjamin, Melanie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2016

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272677

ISBN: 0345528700

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. xvii, 372 pp. Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends—the alluring socialite Swans Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman... View more info

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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207849

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on jacket rear, jacket edges very lightly bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. 448 pp. The epic account of how one narrow ribbon of water forever changed the course of American history. The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against the larger tableau of America in the first quarter-century of the 1800s. Examining the social, political, and economic ramifications of this ... View more info

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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 2005

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2287996

ISBN: 0393327957

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. Minor general wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. 448 pp. Includes a section of black & white photographs and an 1825 map of the Erie Canal with a superimposed profile showing the change in elevation between Buffalo and Albany. The epic account of how one narrow ribbon of water forever changed the course of American history. The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against th... View more info

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Stoneposts in the Sunset

By: Berry, Romeyn

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Century House: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2062121

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed without attribution and signed by author ('with every good wish, Romeyn Berry') on title page. Corners a bit rubbed, faint stain to spine base. 1950 Hard Cover. 96 pp. 8vo. A collection of short pieces written by an American sports administrator and author who attended Cornell University to study law, practiced in New York City, fought in World War I, and returned to Cornell to become involved in their sports program. He was also the head of several national sports committees. The title refers to his 65 acre farm in Jacksonville, New York, which was the subject of one ... View more info

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Chateaugay, N.Y. and the War of 1812

By: Bilow, John A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Payette & Simms: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272426

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1984 Hard Cover. 151 pp. This book is meant to be as detailed as it possibly can relating to Chateaugay, N.Y. and its surrounding area during the War of 1812. Great pains have been taken to describe local people and local events. Extensive use of diaries and descriptive letters have been made use of in this text. The spelling and sentence structure has been left as is, so it will appear that many errors have been made in compiling this work. The writing of this book was no great accomplishment, but the research work and the new material discovered wa... View more info

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Cherry Hill: The History and Collections of a Van Rensselaer Family

By: Blackburn, Roderic H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: S/P: 1988

Seller ID: 2265261

ISBN: 0943366011

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1988 Soft Cover. Cherry Hill was built in 1787 for Philip and Maria Van Rensselaer. Cherry Hill's extensive and intact collection includes more than 70,000 items-decorative arts and furnishings, books, diaries, documents, clothing, bedding, photographs, and other objects reflecting daily life-all related to the family that lived here between 1787 and 1963. 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

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

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Life Sketches of Executive Officers, and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York Vol. III [3]

By: Boone, H.H.; Cook, Theodore P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers: 1870

Seller ID: 2275133

Condition: Very Good


Front matter foxed. 1870 Hard Cover. 351, [3] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles. Frontispiece of John T. Hoffman, New York's twenty-third Governor. Biographical sketches of New York State Legislators. View more info

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10,000 Vital Records of Western New York, 1809-1850

By: Bowman, Fred Q.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co.: 1988

Seller ID: 2278640

ISBN: 0806310995

Condition: Good


Former library copy--usual marks. No jacket. 1988 Hard Cover. v, 318 pp. The 10,000 vital records in this work were drawn from the marriage and death columns of five western New York newspapers published before 1850: the Republican Advocate of Batavia, the Steuben Farmers Advocate of Bath, the Geneva Gazette, the Jamestown Journal, and Palmyra's Wayne Sentinel. Birth announcements were not published in these early newspapers, but many of the marriage and death notices mentioned birth years, birthplaces, and parents' names, and where appropriate such data has been copied off and recorded here. ... 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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Unmasking the Past: Millers Corners - Ionia 1789-1989

By: Brainard, Sally D.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Heart of the Lakes: 1989

Seller ID: 2199083

ISBN: 1557870500

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1989 Soft Cover. A history of the town of Ionia, NY. 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

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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Rochester Routes: Tours of Monroe County's Historic Places

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

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Landmark Society of Western New York: 2001

Seller ID: 2289574

ISBN: 0964170671

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2001 Soft Cover. 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 Towns; Modern Architecture by James ... View more info

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George Eastman: A Biography

By: Brayer, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202690

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on half-title page. 1996 Hard Cover. xiii, 637 pp. This life of George Eastman is the first biography since 1930 of the man who transformed the world of photography. As a 23-year-old bank clerk, Eastman bought his first camera and began simplifying the cumbersome and messy wet-plate process. With only two years' experience, he patented a dry-plate coating machine and began selling photographic plates. Soon, the business was doing so well that he quit his job at the bank and started his own company. Eastman's success was based in par... View more info

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The Eastman Theatre: Fulfilling George Eastman's Dream

By: Brayer, Elizabeth

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269234

ISBN: 061539373X

Condition: Near Fine


Signed without inscription by the author, photographer, designer, project manager, and philanthropist Betty Strasenburgh on the title page. Jacket edges a bit rubbed. 2010 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 203, [1] pp. The Eastman Theatre: Fulfilling George Eastman's Dream provides a stunning celebration of the history and renovation of the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York. The book is richly illustrated with period imagery as well as breathtaking photographs by award-winning photographer Andy Olenick. Part one of the book presents the importance of music to ... View more info

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George Eastman: A Biography

By: Brayer, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 1996

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2283931

ISBN: 0801852633

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Tiny ding in jacket spine, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [3], 637, [3] pp. 8vo. This life of George Eastman is the first biography since 1930 of the man who transformed the world of photography. As a 23-year-old bank clerk, Eastman bought his first camera and began simplifying the cumbersome and messy wet-plate process. With only two years' experience, he patented a dry-plate coating machine and began selling photographic plates. Soon, the business was doing so well that he quit his job at the bank and started ... View more info

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For the Record: An Oral History of Rochester, NY, Newsworkers

By: Brennen, Bonnie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fordham: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2068726

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. 2001 Trade Paperback. For the Record focuses on the experiences of journalists, primarily in their own words, who worked in Rochester, New York, on the Gannett owned Democrat & Chronicle and the Times Union. While there are occasional glimpses back to the beginning of the twentieth century and conversations regarding current newsroom policies by those who are still involved in the business, most of the material in this study centers on Gannett during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s-a period that may be seen as pivotal to the development of the Gannett Company.Although the... View more info

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Gentleman's Progress: The Itinerarium of Dr. Alexander Hamilton, 1744

By: Bridenbaugh, Carl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 1948

Seller ID: 2265051

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1948 Hard Cover. In the summer of 1744, a young physician named Alexander Hamilton set out from Annapolis, Maryland on a journey which would take him north as far as Maine. He visited cities, villages and taverns along the Atlantic coast, recording his humorous observations in a diary, which is reprinted here. View more info