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

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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Gideon Granger

By: Hamlin, Arthur S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Granger Homestead Society: 1982

Seller ID: 2299097

Condition: Near Fine


Light smudge on rear wrapper. 1982 Soft Cover. vi, 73 pp. This is the story of Gideon Granger of Canandaigua, NY. He was born in Suffield, Conn. in 1767 and died in Canandaigua. He was the most prominent and illustrious statesman ever to reside in Canandaigua. His home is a national landmark. 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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Descriptive and Illustrated Guide Book of the Famous Watkins Glen

By: Hope, J. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hope Souvenir Shop: 1930

Seller ID: 2299992

Condition: Good


Wrappers lightly soiled. 1930 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. Folding map follows text. A New York State reservation, located at Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, N.Y. (Head of Seneca Lake) in the Finger Lakes Region. Black-and-white photographs. View more info

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A History of Jefferson County in the State of New York, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

By: Hough, Franklin B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: W. E. Morrison & Co.: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2299738

Condition: Very Good


1976 reissue of 1854 original. No jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed, pencil notes and ink name on front endpapers, very minor pencil marginalia. We have more books available by this author!. 601 pp. CONTENTS: Aboriginal Traces, French History; Organization of the County, Public Buildings, Etc.; History of Land Titles; Towns of Jefferson County; Internal Improvements; Statistics of Population and Resources; Lists of Public Officers; The Periodical Press; History of Academies; Societies and Associations; Banks--Corporations; Biographical Notices; War with Great Britain, 1812-1815; Events of 1... 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

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Wild Flowers of New York: The University of the State of New York State Museum [Wildflowers]

By: House

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New York: 1921

Seller ID: 2299951

Condition: Very Good


Ink note and pencil note on folder flap, folder lightly foxed. Plates in very good condition - no chips, no tears. 1921 Large Hardcover. 264 color plates reprinted from House's two-volume set. Contained inside hardcover folder with ties. View more info

Image for Salt Rivers of the Massachusetts Shore (The Rivers of America Series)

Salt Rivers of the Massachusetts Shore (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Howe, Henry; Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297180

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. Small chip from top jacket corner, jacket lightly toned. 1951 Hard Cover. xiv, 370 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II, two panel map precedes text. In the nearly thirty little rivers which indent the Massachusetts shore line from Dartmouth up to Cape Ann lies a force which shaped the history of the state itself and much of the history of our country. Negligible in size, none navigable for more than ten miles, these streams, with no power to lure westward as the big rivers did, demanded and made a way of life. The soil on their shores w... View more info

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The Caneadea Council House and Its Last Council Fire

By: Howland, Henry R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Letchworth State Park: 1953

Seller ID: 2267193

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly toned, very faint spot on front wrapper. 1953 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. A description of the life of the Seneca Indians of the Genesee Valley and their Council House, or Long House, now preserved near Castile, New York in Letchworth State Park. View more info

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The Texas War of Independence, 1835-1836: From Outbreak to the Alamo to San Jacinto (Essential Histories)

By: Huffines, Alan C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 2297702

ISBN: 1841765228

Condition: Fair


Stain and water damage throughout. 2005 Trade Paperback. 95 pp. The Texas Revolution is remembered chiefly for the 13-day siege of the Alamo and its immortal heroes. This book describes the war and the preceding years that were marked by resentments and minor confrontations as the ambitions of Mexico's leaders clashed with the territorial determination of Texan settlers. When the war broke in October 1835, the invading Mexicans, under the leadership of the flamboyant President-General Santa Ana, fully expected to crush a ragged army of frontiersmen. Led by Sam Houston, the Texans rallied in de... View more info

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Greece (Images of America)

By: Husted, Shirley Cox

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277157

ISBN: 0738505293

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded. 2001 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Numerous historical photographs with information covering over 100 years of history. Greece, a community of nearly 100,000 people, lies on the south shore of Lake Ontario, opposite Toronto. It has a picturesque shoreline with a bay and more ponds than any other locality along the lake. In its early years, community life was centered around a harbor on the Genesee River at the village of Charlotte. From these simple beginnings, Greece eventually grew to become the largest township in Monroe County. Its growth was d... View more info

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Rochester Neighborhoods (Images of America)

By: Husted, Shirley Cox; Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 2000

Seller ID: 2296778

ISBN: 0738504106

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Even in its early days, Rochester had multiple neighborhoods, small settlements with names such as Swillburg, Goat Hill and the Butter Bowl. Today, Rochester is a community of 128 neighborhoods, each happily pursuing a local identity while united together with justifiable pride in their role as New York State’s third largest city outside of the New York City metropolis. Located in the Genesee River Valley just below Lake Ontario, Rochester is on an old Indian trail that once brought Seneca families here to hunt and fish. The milling industry... View more info

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California: A Concise History, 1542-1939

By: Jackson, Hartley Everett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1939

Seller ID: 1953805

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front flyleaf, front free endpaper loose but included. 1939 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. 81 pp. Spiral binding with wooden boards, brown stamped titles. A history of what is now the state of California, from the first European expedition by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 through 1939. Black & white photographs throughout text, including early images of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge (which opened in 1937 and 1936, respectively). Bibliography of Californiana and index follow text. View more info

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Notes on the State of Virginia (The Norton Library N647)

By: Jefferson, Thomas; Peden, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273480

ISBN: 0393006476

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine faded. 1972 Trade Paperback. xxv, [3], 315, [9] pp. Edited with a foreword and introduction by William Peden. From the front cover: [T]he only full-length book Jefferson published during his lifetime, recognized today as the best single statement of his principles. Jefferson's chronicle of the natural, social, and political history of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and a brilliant examination of the idea of freedom. View more info

Image for Extended Travels in Romantic America: Being a Nineteenth Century Journey through the Most Picturesque Portions of North America, Reconstructed from Accounts by European Visitors; the Whole Embellished with Watercolour Drawings and Engravings of the Period

Extended Travels in Romantic America: Being a Nineteenth Century Journey through the Most Picturesque Portions of North America, Reconstructed from Accounts by European Visitors; the Whole Embellished with Watercolour Drawings and Engravings of the Period

By: Jobe, Joseph; Tubbs, D.B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Edita: 1966

Seller ID: 2288355

ISBN: 1122224893

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. 1966 Large Hardcover. 221 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Red boards with gilt decor. CONTENTS: Preface; Chapter the First: In which the Reader, after disembarking at Baltimore in the State of Maryland, sojourns in turn at Philadelphia, New York and Boston, pays a visit to the Springs of Saratoga and the Falls of Niagara and, after descending to Ohio River to Cincinnati, traverses the Allegheny Mountains to Reach Washington, Capital of the Union; Chapter the Second: In which, after leaving Washington D.C., the Reader journeys through the States of V... View more info

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Wasi'chu: The Continuing Indian Wars

By: Johansen, Bruce; Maestas, Roberto; Redhouse, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Monthly Review Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301633

ISBN: 0853454841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. 268 pp. Within the modern American Indian movement Wasi'chu (literally, greedy one) has come to stand for those corporations and individuals who continue to ravage and steal Indian land and resources for their private profit. This book is about resistance to the Wasi'chu and to the economic system that nourishes and rewards them. It is also about the consequences of that resistance, the repression and violence unleashed upon the Indians as the battle to stop the march of the Wasi'chu gains strength. ...document in eloquent detail the... View more info

Image for Kirwin's Batavia and Genesee County Directory for the Years 1888-89, Containing an Alphabetical, Business, Miscellaneous, and Kirwin's Copyrighted Street Directory of the Village of Batavia, Directories of the Villages of Le Roy, Alexander, Bergen, Corfu and Oakfield.

Kirwin's Batavia and Genesee County Directory for the Years 1888-89, Containing an Alphabetical, Business, Miscellaneous, and Kirwin's Copyrighted Street Directory of the Village of Batavia, Directories of the Villages of Le Roy, Alexander, Bergen, Corfu and Oakfield.

By: Kirwin, Wm. H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lockport: 1888

Seller ID: 2299981

Condition: Very Good


Rebound. No jacket. Pencil marks throughout. 1888 Hard Cover. And the residents of the county outside the incorporated villages, arranged alphabetically by names, giving their town, post office address, and number of acres. Also a list of the County Officers from 1806 to the present time; United States and New York State governments. Volume One. View more info

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A Resident's Recollections (Book 6)

By: Klos, Lloyd E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Empire State Books: 1993

Seller ID: 2300341

ISBN: 1557870942

Condition: Near Fine


Price on rear wrapper blacked out, laminate on spine bumped. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 282 pp. A collection of memories from local historian and author Lloyd E. Klos. View more info

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A Resident's Recollections (Book 7)

By: Klos, Lloyd E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Empire State Books: 1995

Seller ID: 2300342

ISBN: 1557871388

Condition: Very Good


Scarce. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. From radio shows to legendary men of history; silver screen to war time heroes; railroads and trolleys to theater organs. Lloyd Klos has once again stirred memories of days gone by in this seventh volume of A Resident's Recollections. Readers will enjoy the variety of stories about people, places and things from the past. This is truly pleasurable reading for folks of all ages. View more info

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Reisen in Canada und durch die Staaten von New-York und Pennsylvanien

By: Kohl, J.G. [Johann Georg]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: J.G. Cottascher: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289650

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. Some pages unopened. Moderately foxed throughout. 1856 Full-Leather. iv, 576 pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather, green leather spine label, gilt titles. German text (Fraktur script). Howes K-248. Sabin 38217. A German-language travelogue describing journeys in Canada, New York, and Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Includes mentions of Albany, Vermont, Lake Champlain, Montreal, Quebec, Native Americans, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Toronto, New Jersey, etc. Precedes English translation by five years. View more info

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Vanishing Georgia

By: Konter, Sherry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Georgia Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202735

ISBN: 0820324957

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Large Softcover. 223 pp. The absorbing vintage photographs brought together in Vanishing Georgia recall life in the state from halfway through the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Pictured here are both great events and commonplace occurrences: Atlanta in the wake of Sherman's march and a small town bedecked in flags on the Fourth of July; paddlewheelers loaded with barrels of turpentine and proud owners of new automobiles; a get-together with neighbors for a corn shucking and a crowd straining to hear the last words of a convicted man. Va... View more info

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Gold Ornaments from United States of Colombia (Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887)

By: Kunz, George F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian: 1887

Seller ID: 2289504

Condition: Very Good


Two small chips to bottom edge of rear wrapper, one inch tear along top edge of front wrapper and spine, a few creases to wrappers. 1887 Stapled Binding. Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887. This series of gold ornaments, kindly loaned me for description by Mr. S.L.M. Barlow and Mr. J.M. Munoz, were found on the banks of the Mingindo river, a tributary of the Artato, in the state of Cavca, United States of Colombia, South America. View more info

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Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal

By: Lake, Stuart N.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285905

Condition: Very Good


First edition, later state (Howes L-27): p. 25: 'senventy-five'; p. 54: 'belly'. Spine faded, ink name on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 392 pp. 8vo. The book credited with the elevation of Earp to his status as a hero of the American West, criticized by some for ignoring less glorious portions of Earp's life and career. View more info

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Henderson Harbor and Henderson (Images of America)

By: Lake, Timothy W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 2299578

ISBN: 0738576859

Condition: Near Fine


2012 Trade Paperback. 127, [1] pp. On Lake Ontario's eastern shore, surrounded by forested bluffs and deep, navigable water, Henderson Harbor and Henderson evolved into a fishing and boating paradise. The lucrative smallmouth black bass fishing attracted visitors and continues to draw fishermen to this day. Members of the National Electric Lamp Association enjoyed their encampments at Henderson Harbor so much in the early 1900s, they purchased an island that became the summer retreat for thousands of General Electric executives and employees. Lake Ontario's stormy weather required a rescue sta... View more info

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Wisconsin: Its Geography and Topography, History, Geology, and Mineralogy: together with Brief Sketches of Its Antiquities, Natural History, Soil, Productions, Population, and Government.

By: Lapham, I.A. [Increase Allen]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: I.A. Hopkins: 1846

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289647

Condition: Very Good


Second edition, greatly improved. Includes hand-colored fold-out map. Rebound with new end sheets. Some pages lightly foxed, minor mending tissue repair to binding edge of map. 1846 Hard Cover. viii, [9]-208 pp. 12mo. An updated edition of the 1844 work famous as the first bound book printed in Milwaukee. Howes L-97. Sabin 38979. View more info