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History of Steuben County, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.

By: Clayton, W.W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lewis, Peck & Co. / J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205716

Condition: Good


First edition. Binding shaken, edges rubbed, tear to binding edge of one engraving, ink name on front endpaper. 1879 Large Hardcover. 460 pp. Leather spine, gilt titles, cloth boards. A history of Steuben County, New York from the early days of the republic through the date of publication, with numerous engravings throughout. View more info

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Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795--1801-1804, in Three Volumes (War of the Revolution Series)

By: Clinton, George; Hastings, Hugh

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co: 1900

Seller ID: 2303146

Condition: Very Good


Presentation copies from NY State Historian Hugh Hastings, who wrote the introduction. No jacket. Spines lightly toned, boards lightly soiled, front hinge of Volume III starting. 1900 Hard Cover. Three volume set. Seven more volumes were released from 1900-1914. George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812)[1] was an American soldier and statesman, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A prominent Democratic-Republican, Clinton served as the fourth vice president of the United States from 1805 until his death in 1812. He also served as governor of New York from 1777 ... View more info

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Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania. 1888.

By: Cochran, Thos. [Thomas] B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.K. Meyers, State Printer: 1888

Seller ID: 2267128

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly foxed, pencil note on verso of front free endpaper, pencil scribble on rear free endpaper. 1888 Hard Cover. lxxiii, [5], 729, [1] pp. 8vo. View more info

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Chief Left Hand, Southern Arapaho (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)

By: Coel, Margaret

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272210

ISBN: 0806120304

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor smudges. 2000 Trade Paperback. xiv, 228 pp. This is the first biography of Chief Left Hand, diplomat, linguist, and legendary of the Plains Indians. Working from government reports, manuscripts, and the diaries and letters of those persons—both white and Indian—who knew him, Margaret Coel has developed an unusually readable, interesting, and closely documented account of his life and the life of his tribe during the fateful years of the mid-1800s. It was in these years that thousands of gold-seekers on their way to California and Oregon burst across the plains, first to travers... View more info

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The Boston Almanac for the Year 1864. No. 29.

By: Coolidge, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: George Coolidge / Geo. C. Rand & Avery, Printers: 1864

Seller ID: 2293125

Condition: Very Good


Includes fold-out map. Map a bit foxed, otherwise an excellent copy. 1864 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [iv], 282, [4] pp. Fold-out map of Boston precedes text, ads on front and end matter, contents include: street lists detailing merchants, chronicle of events, record of weather and eclipses, calendar and memoranda, national register, state register, county register, city register, transportation register, and business directory. View more info

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The Boston Almanac for the Year 1865. No. 30.

By: Coolidge, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: George Coolidge / American News Co.: 1865

Seller ID: 2293126

Condition: Near Fine


Includes fold-out map. 1 inch closed tear to binding edge of map. 1865 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xx], 278, [4] pp. Fold-out map of Boston precedes text, ads on front and end matter, contents include: street lists detailing merchants, chronicle of events, record of weather and eclipses, calendar and memoranda, national register, state register, county register, city register, transportation register, and business directory. View more info

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Clayton (Images of America)

By: Corbin, Verda S.; Hutchinson, Shane A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261925

ISBN: 0752412507

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. The town of Clayton, located in northern New York State, was established on the shores of the mighty St. Lawrence River. At the turn of the last century, Clayton was in its heyday, and was one of the most famous resort destinations in the northeastern United States. During this period, Clayton was a place of affluence, its economy and culture built on the timber trade, shipping, boat building, and tourism industries. This book highlights the collection of Lester Corbin. Mr. Corbin, known as the Dean of the Thousand Islands Photographers... View more info

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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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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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From Bull Run to Chancellorsville: The Story of the Sixteenth New York Infantry together with Personal Reminiscenes

By: Curtis, Newton Martin

Price: $135.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1906

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2299601

Condition: Very Good


Signed. Presentation copy from author to a NYS assemblyman and senator. Bottom edge of boards lightly rubbed, tear on pages xi-xii mended with tape. 1906 Hard Cover. xix, 384 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Newton Martin Curtis (May 21, 1835 – January 8, 1910) was a Union officer during the American Civil War and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. He won Medal of Honor and At the Second Battle of Fort Fisher: the first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded. William Caryl Ely (February 25, 1856 –... View more info

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From Bull Run to Chancellorsville: The Story of the Sixteenth New York Infantry together with Personal Reminiscenes

By: Curtis, Newton Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299602

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Ink name on front paste-down endpaper, pencil notes on front free endpaper, hinges broken. 1906 Hard Cover. xix, 384 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Newton Martin Curtis (May 21, 1835 – January 8, 1910) was a Union officer during the American Civil War and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. He won Medal of Honor and At the Second Battle of Fort Fisher: the first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded. William Caryl Ely (February 25, 1856 – December 14, 1921) was an Ameri... View more info

Image for 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.)

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  $24.00

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  $24.00

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

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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  $16.00

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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Our Historic Hudson

By: Dyson, John S.; Udall, Stewart L.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: James B. Adler, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299745

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap clipped. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. xiv, 109 pp. The Hudson Valley refers to the valley of the Hudson River and its adjacent communities in New York state, United States, from northern Westchester County northward to the cities of Albany and Troy. Historically a cradle of European settlement in the northeastern United States and a strategic battleground in colonial wars, it now consists of suburbs of the metropolitan area of New York City at its southern end, shading into rural territory, including exurbs, farther north. Geographical... 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

Image for The History of New Jersey, From Its Discovery by Europeans, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution [with] A Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey. Comprehending a General View of Its Physical and Moral Condition, Together with a Topographical and Statistical Account of Its Counties, Towns, Villages, Canals, Rail Roads, Etc. Accompanied by a Map (Two Volumes in One)

The History of New Jersey, From Its Discovery by Europeans, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution [with] A Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey. Comprehending a General View of Its Physical and Moral Condition, Together with a Topographical and Statistical Account of Its Counties, Towns, Villages, Canals, Rail Roads, Etc. Accompanied by a Map (Two Volumes in One)

By: Gordon, Thomas F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Daniel Fenton: 1834

Seller ID: 2300405

Condition: Good


Minor loss to spine head and spine base, boards lightly rubbed, hinges starting, ink name on front free endpaper. Former library copy - usual marks. 1834 Full-Leather. xii, 339, iv, 266 pp. 8 vo. Two volumes in one. The History of New Jersey, From Its Discovery by Europeans, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution [with] A Gazetteer of the State of New Jersey. Comprehending a General View of Its Physical and Moral Condition, Together with a Topographical and Statistical Account of Its Counties, Towns, Villages, Canals, Rail Roads, Etc. Accompanied by a Map (Two Volumes in One). 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