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The Deserted Village at Allaire (Site of Historic Howell Works)

By: Cottrell, Alden T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Board of Trustees of the Deserted Village at Allaire: 1967

Seller ID: 2259832

Condition: Very Good


Very faintly toned. 1967 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Howell Works (later the Howell Works Company) was a bog iron-based production facility for pig iron which was established in New Jersey in the early 19th century by American engineer and philanthropist James P. Allaire. It is notable as one of the earliest American examples of a company town. Allaire purchased the Howell Works property to provide pig iron for his Allaire Iron Works in New York, which was at the time a leading manufacturer of marine steam engines. The Howell Works also manufactured its own lines of cast iron products. Allaire eve... View more info

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New Jersey and the English Colonization of North America (The New Jersey Historical Series, Volume 3)

By: Craven, Wesley Frank

Price: $20.00

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297109

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two inch tear along spine head of rear jacket panel. 1964 Hard Cover. xiii, 114 pp. Volume 3 in The New Jersey Historical Series. New Jersey's early history is not an easy story to tell. Some of the difficulty comes from the inescapable complexity belonging to certain parts of the story. Some of it is attributable to the state of the record, which at critical points is remarkably incomplete and at other points badly tangled. Still another source of the difficulty, and possibly the most serious, is the exceptional dependence of New Jersey's history upon developments outside the c... View more info

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It Happened in Washington

By: Crutchfield, James A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Falcon: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268599

ISBN: 1560442891

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. 122 pp. Fascinating stories about thirty-one events that helped make Washington state what it is today. Read about outlaws, explorers, trappers, entrepreneurs, and many little-known episodes that shaped Washington's colorful history. View more info

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Journal of a Voyage to New York and a Tour in Several of the American Colonies in 1679-80, Translated from the Original Manuscript in Dutch (Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society. Volume I.)

By: Dankers, Jaspar; Sluyter, Peter; Murphy, Henry C. (Translator)

Price: $160.00

Publisher: The Society [Long Island Historical Society]: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1981951

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Board corners lightly stained, ink name on front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. xlvii, 440 pp. 8vo. Twelve plates, including nine fold-outs, following text. Original green cloth, gilt titles & rules, top edge gilt. A firsthand account of travels in colonial New York and vicinity, Delaware, the Hudson River, and Boston. One of 1000 octavo copies. Howes M905. View more info

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New York State Library Calendar of the Sir William Johnson Manuscripts in the New York State Library (New York State Education Department)

By: Day, Richard E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1909

Seller ID: 2289042

Condition: Very Good


Hinges starting, pencil name on front endpaper. 1909 Hard Cover. 683 pp. Calendar of the Sir William Johnson Manuscripts in the New York State Library. View more info

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New York State Library Calendar of the Sir William Johnson Manuscripts in the New York State Library (New York State Education Department)

By: Day, Richard E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1909

Seller ID: 2289043

Condition: Very Good


Binding of title page and rear hinge previously mended with tape, ink stamp on front endpaper. 1909 Hard Cover. 683 pp. Calendar of the Sir William Johnson Manuscripts in the New York State Library. View more info

Image for Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania; Containing a Copious Selection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc. Relating to its History and Antiquities, Both General and Local, with Topographical Descriptions of Every County and All the Larger Towns in the State. Illustrated by 165 Engravings.

Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania; Containing a Copious Selection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc. Relating to its History and Antiquities, Both General and Local, with Topographical Descriptions of Every County and All the Larger Towns in the State. Illustrated by 165 Engravings.

By: Day, Sherman

Price: $40.00

Publisher: George W. Gorton: 1843

Seller ID: 2296925

Condition: Fair


Handmade brown paper jacket with chips and tears to jacket spine. Binder's copy. Loss to spine, both boards loose but included, ink name on front free endpaper, small stains on title page. 1843 Full-Leather. 708 pp. Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania; Containing a Copious Selection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc. Relating to its History and Antiquities, Both General and Local, with Topographical Descriptions of Every County and All the Larger Towns in the State. Illustrated by 165 Engravings. View more info

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Conquering the Great American Desert (Nebraska State Historical Society Publications, Volume XXVII)

By: Dick, Everett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nebraska States Historical Society: 1975

Seller ID: 2277827

ISBN: 0686181506

Condition: Near Fine


Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. 1975 Hard Cover. xiii, 456 pp. Nebraska State Historical Society Publications Volume XXVII published by the Society in 1975. After Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike and Major Stephen H. Long both reported adversely to the government on their expeditions to spy out the land in the southern reaches of the Louisiana Purchase, the worst fears of critics were confirmed: The land was of little value. Thus arose the epithet The Great American Desert, and for the next half century transcontinental travelers and potential settlers of the vast area between the Missouri River ... View more info

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The American Revolution in New York: Its Political, Social and Economic Significance - For General Use as a Part of the Program of the Executive Committee on the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Revolution

By: Division of Archives and History

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1926

Seller ID: 2287504

Condition: Good


Spine head and spine base and front hinge previously mended with tape, stain along edge of rear wrapper, small stain on front wrapper. 1926 Trade Paperback. 371 pp. Original printed wrappers. A history of New York State in the Revolutionary era. Numerous black & white illustrations throughout. View more info

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The American Revolution in New York: Its Political, Social and Economic Significance - For General Use as a Part of the Program of the Executive Committee on the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Revolution

By: Division of Archives and History

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1926

Seller ID: 2288304

Condition: Good


No jacket. Spine previously mended with duct tape, bookplate and ink gift note on front paste-down endpaper, hinges broken. 1926 Hard Cover. 371 pp. A history of New York State in the Revolutionary era. Numerous black & white illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for Rochestrivia: The Updated 20th Anniversary Tribute Edition - 2,000 Amazing Questions and Answers All About the Flower City, Its People and Surrounding Towns

Rochestrivia: The Updated 20th Anniversary Tribute Edition - 2,000 Amazing Questions and Answers All About the Flower City, Its People and Surrounding Towns

By: Dobrovitz, Pete

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Big Kids Productions: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2297330

ISBN: 0930249011

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Minor sticker remains on rear wrapper. 2005 Soft Cover. 203 pp. Color-coded thumb index tabs. 2,000 questions and answers all about Rochester New York. Book is color-coded to play with Trivial Pursuit. This is the second edition of this best selling book--revised with several hundred new questions. Released in tribute to the original author, former broadcaster Pete Dobrovitz who died in 2004. View more info

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Art of the Gold Rush

By: Driesbach, Janice T.; Jones, Harvey L.; Holland, Katherine Church

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291704

ISBN: 0520214323

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1998 Soft Cover. The California Gold Rush captured the get-rich dreams of people around the world more completely than almost any event in American history. This catalog, published in celebration of the sesquicentennial of the 1848 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, shows the vitality of the arts in the Golden State during the latter nineteenth century and documents the dramatic impact of the Gold Rush on the American imagination. View more info

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Iroquois Culture (Educational Leaflet, No. 5)

By: Drumm, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1962

Seller ID: 2291323

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date (circa 1962). Near fine. 14 pp. This article describes some aspects of the culture of one group of Indians, the Iroquois, in an attempt to make them and their society more comprehensible... The discussion is related to the exhibits in the Clark Hall of the State Museum in the State Education Building at Albany.--Preface. Topics include agriculture, personality, life cycle, religion, social structure, warfare, hunting. References follow text. View more info

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Webster Through the Years

By: Dunn, Esther A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Webster Town Board / Christopher Press, Inc.: 1971

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2297125

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. Near fine. 1971 Hard Cover. xi, 400 pp. Maps on endpapers, black & white photographs. Esther A. Dunn was Webster's historian, and this book provides a detailed look at the town's history and development. CONTENTS: Introduction; Early Days of Pre-Webster; Webster 1840; Cemeteries; Transportation; Communication; Religion; Education; Industrial Development; Legal Profession; Medical Profession and Related Topics; Police Service and Dog Control; Organizations; Arts and Crafts; Entertainments and Recreation; Communities within the Town of Webster; We... View more info

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Visions & Viewpoints: Voices of the Genesee Valley 1994

By: Durkin, Barbara Wernecke

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pizzazz Group: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295573

ISBN: 0963798618

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 112 pp. A collection of short pieces by local writers, edited and printed by a frequent contributor to Rochester's Gannet newspapers and the Webster Herald, who operated a 'writing store for businesses and individuals' called The PIZZAZZ Group. View more info

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[Eastman's] A History of the State of New York, from the First Discovery of the Country to the Present Time: with a Geographical Account of the Country, and a View of Its Original Inhabitants

By: Eastman, F. S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: A. K. White: 1831

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2294793

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Reissue of Sabin 21675. Edges lightly rubbed, light stain, bottom quarter of front free endpaper missing, pencil notes on front free endpaper verso. 1831 Full-Leather. 455 pp. Includes engraved portraits of Martin Van Buren, Alexander Hamilton, and De Witt Clinton, and engravings of a Catskill Mountains house and West Point Military Academy. View more info

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Making Iron on the Bald Eagle: Roland Curtin's Ironworks and Workers' Community

By: Eggert, Gerald G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208594

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine very slightly cocked. Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. xvi, 189 pp. In 1810, Irish immigrant Roland Curtin launched a charcoal ironmaking operation in central Pennsylvania that continued for 110 years. Through this engaging account of Curtin and his iron plantation, Gerald Eggert provides an important chapter in the history of the iron industry in America. Eggert's story begins with Roland Curtin, who arrived in the Bald Eagle Valley in 1797. From the time he constructed his first forge on the south bank of Bald Eagle Creek until the final closing of the Eagle Ironworks in 1922... View more info

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The Truth About Wyatt Earp

By: Erwin, Richard E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The O.K. Press: 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2290893

ISBN: 0963393030

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. 1993 Trade Paperback. 451, [5] pp. The Truth About Wyatt Earp is the result of extensive research done by the author, Richard E. Erwin. After retiring from his career as a Criminal Defense Lawyer, he took up the task of ferreting out the truth surrounding the life and times of Wyatt Earp.He presents here solid evidence, based on old newspaper accounts, public records, documents buried in museums, state and national archives and libraries and reports of other researchers, to substantiate his view of what he believes to be The Truth About Wyatt Earp. Did you know... That Wyatt Ea... View more info

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Victor: The History of a Town

By: Fisher, Lewis F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Maverick Publications: 1996

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2295111

ISBN: 0965150704

Condition: Fine


Third printing. A fine copy. 1996 Large Softcover. ix, 117 pp. Victor, New York, a prime target of the rapid expansion of suburban Rochester, is the fastest-growing township in Ontario County. It is also home of the state's only park devoted to the American Indian, on the site of Ganondagan, a Seneca village burned by a French army in 1687. Now in its third printing, this lavishly-illustrated book by a trained journalist portrays the forces which shaped and still shape the town, with the aid of 159 photographs plus charts, maps, chronology, extensive notes and an index. In this book, Victor's ... View more info

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Victor: The History of a Town

By: Fisher, Lewis F.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Maverick Publications: 1996

Seller ID: 2295927

ISBN: 0965150704

Condition: Near Fine


Light stain along page ridge. 1996 Large Softcover. ix, 118 pp. Victor, New York, a prime target of the rapid expansion of suburban Rochester, is the fastest-growing township in Ontario County. It is also home of the state's only park devoted to the American Indian, on the site of Ganondagan, a Seneca village burned by a French army in 1687. Now in its third printing, this lavishly-illustrated book by a trained journalist portrays the forces which shaped and still shape the town, with the aid of 159 photographs plus charts, maps, chronology, extensive notes and an index. In this book, Victor's... View more info

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Hotel de Paris and Its Creator

By: Gressley, Gene M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The State Historical Society: 1955

Seller ID: 2280392

Condition: Near Fine


Wrapper edges faintly toned. 1955 Stapled Binding. 16 pp. Reprinted from The Colorado Magazine of The State Historical Society, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, January, 1955, Denver, Colorado. The Hotel de Paris is an historic hotel and museum located in the town of Georgetown, Colorado.[2] The building stands on 6th Street, across from Georgetown Town Hall, in the eastern end of the town. Originally opened in 1875 by French immigrant Louis Dupuy, the hotel became famous for its luxury and the high-class French cuisine offered to visitors, at the height of the Colorado Silver Boom in Georgetown and the Mou... View more info

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The Lower Blackstone River Valley: The Story of Pawtucket, Central Falls, Lincoln, and Cumberland, Rhode Island - An Historical Narrative

By: Haley, John Williams; Dexter, Roscoe Morton; Beede, Mrs. Herbert Gould

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lower Blackstone River Valley District Committee of The Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Tercentenary Committee, Inc. / E.L. Freeman Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1982268

Condition: Fine


First edition. Old Slater Mill Museum sticker on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. 169 pp. 8vo. Black & white illustrations. A volume of colonial Rhode Island history issued in commemoration of its tercentenary. View more info

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Centennial History of the Town of Nunda: with a Preliminary Recital of the Winning of Western New York, from the Fort Builders Age to the Last Conquest by Our Revolutionary Forefathers

By: Hand, H. [Henry] Wells

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rochester Herald Press: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266411

Condition: Fair


Lacks first couple pages, including title/copyright page. Rebound in black cloth with new end sheets and gilt emblem on front board. Handwritten table of contents laid in, a few components replaced in facsimile (flyleaf with owner's name, portrait of Letchworth on p. 79 [same loss of text here]), some ink and pencil marks in text. 1908 Hard Cover. 636, [4] pp. A history of Nunda, New York, published to celebrate its centennial. Nunda is located in Livingston County, and takes its name from the Seneca name for the area, Nunda-wa-ono. View more info

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Louisiana: A Guide to the State (American Guide Series, Illustrated)

By: Hansen, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hastings House: 1971

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2204398

ISBN: 0803842724

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Former library copy, usual marks. 1971 Hard Cover. xxxiii, 711 pp. The great changes described in this Guide are much more than the conversion of farms into city subdivisions. They include the phenomenal recovery of oil and natural gas from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico; the modernizing of ocean shipping; the extension of educational facilities to adults and remote places; the foundation of a vast petrochemical industry. The International Trade Mart that stands like a lighthouse on the New Orleans waterfront symbolizes the expansion of ocean shipping that h... View more info

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Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Domestic Site Archaeology in New York State (New York State Museum Bulletin, No. 495)

By: Hart, John P.; Fisher, Charles L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York State Museum: 2000

Seller ID: 2266815

ISBN: 1555571654

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, light general wear to wrappers. 2000 Large Softcover. xv, 239 pp. Contains updated and revised versions of 13 papers written by museum and university scholars, as well as representatives from various agencies, presented at a colloquium held at the New York State Museum in October 1997 titled 19th Century Domestic Archaeology of New York State. Chapters include a variety of perspectives on the evaluation of these sites, as well analysis of five significant sites. Lacks a subject index. View more info

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The Life of Daniel Boone: The Founder of the State of Kentucky

By: Hartley, Cecil B.; Adam, G. Mercer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A. L. Burt Company:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294824

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date. A few small tears to jacket edges. Pencil name on front free endpaper and on second blank verso. xv, 385 pp. Color frontispiece by Remington Schuyler. Introduction by G. Mercer Adam. A biography of the American pioneer whose adventures led to his status as one of America’s first folk heroes. View more info

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Fort Laramie: National Monument, Wyoming (National Park Service Historical Handbook Series, No. 20)

By: Hieb, David L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: National Park Service: 1961

Seller ID: 2267208

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 1961 Stapled Binding. 43 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Fort Laramie (founded as Fort William and then known for a while as Fort John) was a significant 19th century trading post and diplomatic site located at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in the upper Platte River Valley in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It was founded in the 1830s to service the overland fur trade during the middle 19th century. It sat at the bottom of the long climb leading to the best and lowest crossing point at South Pass into western descending val... View more info

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

By: Holland, J.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Gurdon Bill: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280308

Condition: Good


First edition. Related article laid in. Edge wear. 1866 Hard Cover. 544 pp. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis—the American Civil War--by preserving the Union by force while ending slavery and promoting economic modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, he was mostly self-educated. He became a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, and a one-term ... View more info

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Sketch of the Public and Private Life of Samuel Miles Hopkins, of Salem, Connecticut, Written by Himself, and Left as a Token of Affection to His Children. Together with Reminiscences by His Children, and a Genealogy of the Hopkins Family. (Publications of the Rochester Historical Society No. II [2])

By: Hopkins, Samuel Miles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rochester, N.Y.: Published by The Society / E.R. Andrews: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1978535

Condition: Good


First edition - a paperback original. Edges rubbed with minor loss, mostly from spine. 1898 Trade Paperback. iv, 56, [1] pp. Printed wrappers. A short autobiographical sketch by the lawyer and early 19th century member of the New York State Assembly and Senate, with additional information added by his children, and a genealogical of his family. View more info

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A History of Lewis County, in the State of New York, from the Beginning of Its Settlement to the Present Time

By: Hough, Franklin B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Munsell & Rowland: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288762

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Howes H-677. Rebound with new end sheets. Faint stain to page edges. 1860 Three-Quarter Leather. iv, 319 pp. The area now occupied by Lewis County was very sparsely occupied until the end of the 18th century. Although the land was already claimed by the Province of New York in its original grant, the land was clearly part of the territory of the Iroquois confederacy until after the American Revolutionary War, when New York seized the lands from tribes that had supported the British. The lands were unsurveyed and remained unattractive to settlement until after the complex process... View more info