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The Story of Erie: Between the Ocean and the Lakes

By: Mott, Edward Harold

Price: $250.00

Publisher: John S. Collins, Publisher: 1899

Seller ID: 2266903

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few smudges to boards, front hinge repaired. 1899 Large Hardcover. xii, 511, [3], 157, [5] pp. A history of the Erie Railroad, from early suggestions of a wagon road along its route in 1779, through its construction and use to the time of publication. Maps, facsimiles of documents, and engraved portraits throughout. A biographical section featuring notable individuals is appended to the text. View more info

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The Way We Were: The History and Genealogy of the Town of Collins, Erie County, New York - Becoming a Town, Volume One [1]: Pre-Historical through 1852

By: Munro, Linda & Charlie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books: 2008

Seller ID: 2293100

ISBN: 0788447599

Condition: Very Good


Bottom corners faintly stained, affecting margins only, minor ink marks on title page and pp. 89-90. 2008 Trade Paperback. 361, [7] pp. The first volume in this four-volume series presents an overview of the area comprising the town of Collins from pre-civilization through the year 1852 when present geographical town lines were finalized. The historical overview is unique in its focus on the more compelling, less known historical factors which not only lent a hand in creation of the area, but also helped to shape the pioneers who first chose this area. This volume examines the explorations of ... View more info

Image for Daylight Land: The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and Otherwise, Which Befel Judge John Doe, Tourist, of San Francisco; Mr. Cephas Pepperell, of Boston; Colonel Goffe, the Man from New Hampshire, and Divers Others, in Their Parlor-Car Excursion Over Prairie and Mountain.

Daylight Land: The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and Otherwise, Which Befel Judge John Doe, Tourist, of San Francisco; Mr. Cephas Pepperell, of Boston; Colonel Goffe, the Man from New Hampshire, and Divers Others, in Their Parlor-Car Excursion Over Prairie and Mountain.

By: Murray, W.H.H. [William Henry Harrison]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cupples and Hurd: 1888

Seller ID: 2283813

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, lettering on spine and front board lightly rubbed, light smudge on front board. 1888 Hard Cover. 338 pp. Probably an early reprint (white titles instead of gilt on boards). Includes 140 monochrome illustrations. The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and Otherwise, Which Befel Judge John Doe, Tourist, of San Francisco; Mr. Cephas Pepperell, of Boston; Colonel Goffe, the Man from New Hampshire, and Divers Others, in Their Parlor-Car Excursion Over Prairie and Mountain. All of Which I Saw, and One of Whom I Was, as Recorded and Set Forth by W.H.H. Murray. ABOUT WILLIAM ... View more info

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Bridging for Victory

By: Nichols, Chester W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1983

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2285942

Condition: Near Fine


Revised edition. Scarce - 3 copies in OCLC, and only 1 of this edition. 1983 Large Hardcover. xi, [1], 396 pp. A history of the 332nd Engineers in World War II, with chapters on reconstruction of the Port of Cherbourg, railroad reconstruction in France and the low countries, and the victory bridge at Duisburg - Rheinhausen, Germany, with discussion of training and secret movements. Maps and illustrations reproduced from drawings by the author throughout. View more info

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Bridging for Victory

By: Nichols, Chester W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285944

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Scarce - 3 copies in OCLC, and only 2 of this edition. Author's bookplate on title page. An advance copy sent to a member (or surviving family) of the 332nd Engineers, with a slip explaining this laid in. Photographic fold-out of bridges built by Engineer Group A and 332nd Engineer Regiment enclosed in pocket following text. 1977 Large Softcover. ix, [1], 396 pp. A history of the 332nd Engineers in World War II, with chapters on reconstruction of the Port of Cherbourg, railroad reconstruction in France and the low countries, and the victory bridge at Duisburg - Rheinhausen, Germ... View more info

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Cranberry Portage: Gamblers and Bush Pilots, Love and Survival, in a Frontier Town - A Personal Account

By: Paterson, Ruth & Jack

Price: $9.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Limited: 1970

Seller ID: 1951496

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed, jacket edges lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1970 Hard Cover. 171 pp. 8vo. Ruth and Jack Peterson's personal account of life in the Canadian North, which bore a certain resemblance to the early American West, with gold prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers and railroad men all common fixtures of the community. View more info

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A Treatise on American Railroad Law

By: Pierce, Edward L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: John S. Voorhies: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204937

Condition: Fair


First edition. Water stain throughout to top and bottom edges of pages, front hinge starting, last page missing, book plates to front and rear paste-down endpapers, ink name. 1857 Hard Cover. xlv, 569 pp. The first treatise on American railroad law, by a lawyer and author best known for his four-volume biography of Charles Sumner. Includes table of cases and index.CONTENTS: The Formation of a Railroad Company; The Construction and Extent of Powers; Power of the Legislature Over the Company; Taxation of Railroad Companies; Creation of Capital Stock by Subscriptions; Issue and Transfer of Shares... View more info

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Out West on the Overland Train: Across-the Continent Excursion with Leslie's Magazine in 1877 and the Overland Trip in 1967

By: Reinhardt, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1967

Seller ID: 2295668

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Front board lightly toned. 1967 Large Hardcover. 207 pp. This is the story of three journeys to the West.One in 1877, one in 1967, and the third is the journey of the overland train through the history of the American West. View more info

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The Story of the Western Railroads

By: Riegel, Robert Edgar

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bison Books: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2069283

Condition: Very Good


1964 reprint of 1926 original. Spine faded. History of railroads in Western American from 1852 onwards. View more info

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Evergreen Review Reader, 1957-1966

By: Rosset, Barney; Seaver, Dick; Jordan, Fred; Allen, Donald; Topp, Mike

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Blue Moon Books/Arcade Publishing: 1994

Seller ID: 2274168

ISBN: 1559702737

Condition: Very Good


Wrapper corners lightly dog-eared, ink name on half-title page. 1994 Large Softcover. 368 pp. This selection from the first ten years of the Evergreen Review gives the full flavor of the energy, savvy, excitement, and gall that characterized the magazine during the days of its publication. It also happens to bring together some of the world's best writers in one volume, in the company of their peers. Evergreen was more than another literary magazine. Founded by Barney Rossett of Grove Press and publishing from 1957 through 1973 (it now exists as an online only magazine), it was the voice of a ... View more info

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Pre-Invasion Bombing Strategy: General Eisenhower's Decision of March 25, 1944 (Ideas and Action Series, No. 1)

By: Rostow, W.W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204558

ISBN: 0292764707

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Owner's library mark to front endpaper. Near fine.Near Fine. 1981 Hard Cover. xiii, 166 pp. On Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower met at the Air Ministry in London with all the major military figures in Britain concerned with the application of air power against Germany. How should the massive British and American bombing forces be deployed in the two months preceding D-Day and in the period immediately after? The choice laid before Eisenhower was simple: a systematic assault on the railroad marshalling yards and repair facilities of northwestern Eu... View more info

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A Seneca Journal

By: Rothenberg, Jerome

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nine Point Publishing: 2013

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2293094

ISBN: 0985827866

Condition: Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 2013 Trade Paperback. 157, [1] pp. Updated 2013 reissue of the 1978 original. In his 1978 classic, A Seneca Journal, Jerome Rothenberg continued the journey of his earlier Poland/1931, but under vastly altered circumstances. Those circumstances, no less real for their repositioning in time and space, involved a profound response to two years in Salamanca, a railroad town on the Allegany Seneca Reservation in western New York State. Going there as a poet in an ongoing search for the human and particular, Rothenberg in A Seneca Journal remains always aware 'of wh... View more info

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Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway in Color

By: Schauer, David C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Morning Sun Books Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2172696

ISBN: 1582480885

Condition: Fine


First edition.Fine. 2002 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. A detailed pictorial history of the DM&IR by the president of the Missabe Railroad Historical Society. Color photographs throughout. View more info

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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas.

By: Sheahan, James W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270655

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, foxed throughout, ink name stamp (F.L. Knapp) on front endpaper. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 528, [14] pp. 8vo. A biography of Stephen Arnold Douglas, the American politician who served in the House of Representatives, and lost the 1860 presidential election to Abraham Lincoln. An earlier Senate race between these two resulted in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, which are still held up as the standard for debate by the National Speech and Debate Association and other forensics organizations. Douglas (along with President Franklin Pierce), drafted the Kans... View more info

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Pittsford Scrapbook: Stories of Early Pittsford

By: Spiegel, Paul M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Historic Pittsford: 2000

Seller ID: 2293004

Condition: Very Good


Minor wear to corners. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 152 pp. A photographic history of early Pittsford, New York, with sections on the Erie Canal, the flour mill, fire departments, Rev. Henry Lockwood and Christ Church and other local churches, the New York Central Railroad, political rallies, Rochester and Eastern Trolley, telegraph and telephone, the Phoenix Hotel, World War I, the Ku Klux Klan, etc. View more info

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Thoroughbreds: New York Central's 464 Hudson, the Most Famous Class of Locomotive in the World

By: Staufer, Alvin F.; May, Edward L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: A. F. Staufer: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295376

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink note on front free endpaper. 1974 Large Hardcover. 352 pp. Beautifully done history of the New York Central's Hudson class locomotives. The authors document the Hudson's predecessors, the development of the Hudson, its use on the NYC for three decades, and the rolling stock it pulled so that the reader receives a full understanding of the beauty and power of these locomotives. Attention is also paid to the men who ran them, such as Bob E. Butterfield, engineer of the Twentieth Century Limited, and the book has reproduced some of their memories. I... View more info

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Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder and the Building of the German Empire

By: Stern, Fritz

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2206900

Condition: Good


Light stain to bottom of page edges, highlighting and marginalia throughout. 1979 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 620 pp. This is a book about Germans and Jews, about power and money. It is a book focused on Bismarck and Bleichröder, Junker and Jew, statesman and banker, collaborators for over thirty years. The setting is that of a Germany where two worlds clashed: the new world of capitalism and an earlier world with its ancient feudal ethos; gradually a new and broadened elite emerged, and Bismarck's tie with Bleichröder epitomized that regrouping.This original, extensive work of scholarship drasti... View more info

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Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party

By: Stewart, George R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bison: 1986

Seller ID: 2202643

Condition: Good


Edge wear. 1986 Trade Paperback. In 1846, the nation was turning 70. Herman Melville and Walt Whitman were 27, Lincoln was 37. The first telegraph lines were up and humming. California was still part of Mexico, but already faint parallel lines—wheel tracks left by emigrant wagon trains—marked the California Trail. Close to half a million emigrants would cross the plains before completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, but in July, 1846, there were only 800 Americans in California, and the routes across the Continental Divide and the Sierra Nevada were not yet well established. I... View more info

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Mysterious Japan

By: Street, Julian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290342

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Minor crease to spine, smudge on bottom page ridge corner. 1921 Hard Cover. xii, 348 pp. CONTENTS: Part I: Discussing Curious Traits of the Pacific Ocean; The Road to Tokyo; The Capital and Costumes; Earthquakes and Burglars; Inversions and the Oriental Mind; The Isles of Complexities; Part II: The Gentlest of the Gentler Sex; More About Women; The National Sport; On Sake and Its Effects; Diet and Dancing; Geisha Parties; The Nightless City; In a Garden; An Explosive Philosopher; Part III: Grand Old Men; Recollections of Viscount Shibusawa; Viscount Kaneko's Memories ... View more info

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

By: Sullivan, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: 2295572

ISBN: 1503943372

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2017 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 513 pp. Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as... View more info

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The Civil War Trust's Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail

By: The Civil War Trust; McPherson, James M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Macmillan Travel: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2188832

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Price sticker on back cover. 1996 Trade Paperback. ix, 257 pp. The Civil War Discovery Trail--more than 350 specially selected sites in 20 states--tells the story of the Civil War and its impact on America. This official guidebook to the Trail features information on battlefields, historic homes, railroad stations, cemeteries and parks, antebellum plantations, and museums, plus a reenactment and special events calendar, orientation maps, and phone numbers for each site. View more info

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The Civil War Trust's Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail

By: The Civil War Trust; McPherson, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macmillan Travel: 1996

Seller ID: 2283585

ISBN: 0028612094

Condition: Very Good


Remainder mark. 1996 Trade Paperback. ix, 257 pp. The Civil War Discovery Trail--more than 350 specially selected sites in 20 states--tells the story of the Civil War and its impact on America. This official guidebook to the Trail features information on battlefields, historic homes, railroad stations, cemeteries and parks, antebellum plantations, and museums, plus a reenactment and special events calendar, orientation maps, and phone numbers for each site. View more info

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Rules and Working Conditions Governing Clerks, Other Office and Station Employees, and Laborers Employed in and Around the Stations, Storehouses and Warehouses

By: The New York Central Railroad Company

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The New York Central Railroad Company: 1932

Seller ID: 1640153

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers a bit rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1932 Small Softcover. A 1930s publication detailing terms of employment with the New York Central Railroad Company. Includes a laid-in pamphlet regarding labor negotiations. View more info

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Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

By: Theroux, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273055

ISBN: 0395277884

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 404 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. The Old Patagonian Express (1979) is a written account of a journey taken by novelist Paul Theroux. Starting out from his home town in Massachusetts, via Boston and Chicago, Theroux travels by train across the North American plains to Laredo, Texas. He then crosses the border and takes a train south through Mexico to Veracruz where he meets a woman looking for her long-lost lover. He then takes the train south into Guatem... View more info

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European Sleeping Cars 1982

By: Thomas Cook

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Thomas Cook: 1982

Seller ID: 2062501

Condition: Very Good


An exceptional copy. 1982 Stapled Binding. A brief survey of the sleeping cars of Europe. View more info

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The Boston and Albany Railroad: Worcester, MA to Albany, NY (Heritage Series)

By: Trzoniec, Stan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Stan Trzoniec: 2016

Edition: Signed Copy

Seller ID: 2295721

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. A very nice copy. 2016 Large Hardcover. 136 pp. CONTENTS: Worcester, Massachusetts (Past); Worcester (Present); Charlton; Spencer; East Brookfield; North Brookfield Branch; West Brookfield; Warren; Palmer; Ware River Branch; Wilbraham; Springfield; Westfield; Woronoco; Russell; Huntington; Chester; Bancroft-Middleton; Becket; Washington; Hinsdale; Dalton; Pittsfield; Richmond; State Line Junction; State Line Tunnel; Canaan, New York Chatham, New York; Niverville, New York; Schodack, New York; Selkirk Yard, New York. View more info

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Incidents of Travel to California, across the Great Plains; together with the Return Trips through Central America and Jamaica; to which are added Sketches of the Author's Life.

By: Udell, John

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Printed for the Author at the Sentinel Office: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289780

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. Foxed throughout with some transfer, ink ownership stamp of Amos Weiss on a couple pages. 1856 Hard Cover. viii, [9], 302, [6] pp. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of author. Howes U-3. Sabin 97663. Early accounts of California and the gold rush, Salt Lake City and the Mormons, the Pacific (i.e. transcontinental) railroad, Nicaragua, Panama, and Jamaica. Also included is the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. Udell was a farmer and Baptist preacher who made the journey to California four times, returning by sea the first three times, and remaini... View more info

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Only When the Loon Sings

By: Wells, Beverly

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Wild Rose Press/Cactus Rose: 2012

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201225

ISBN: 1601549865

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription: Pat, So great to meet you and thanks for such a warm welcome. Glad you enjoyed your journey with Morgan. Bev Faint crease to front wrapper corner and rear wrapper corner. 2012 Trade Paperback. 332 pp. Searching for true happiness, as well as escape from a controlling family, Morgan Prescott answers a Brides Wanted ad and leaves New York City's high society life for the wilds of Washington Territory. Her spirit and intelligence carry her through the shocks that await her--streets of ankle-deep mud, life in a one-room cabin, the hazards of cooking--but they are... View more info

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By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House)

By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1953

Seller ID: 2279336

ISBN: 0060264160

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, pencil note on front endpaper. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. Illustrations by Garth Williams. The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors' hous... View more info

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Owasco Lake (Postcard History Series)

By: Williams, Paul K. & Charles N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293048

ISBN: 0738511315

Condition: Near Fine


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