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1 Arthur, T. S. & Virginia F. Townsend, (editors) The Home Magazine, Vols VI & VII: July to December, 1855 & January to June, 1856
Philadelphia T. S. Arthur & Co 1856 1/2 leather Very Good+ 
Steel plate engravings, woodcuts; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 742 pages; 1856 & 1857. Two volume numbers, VI & VII comprising 12 issues - bound together in one work. Snugly bound in period, pebbled polished red calf with marbled paper covered boards. Vol VI July to Dec 1855 * Vol VII, Jan to june 1856. Just light shelf rub to leather at spine edges and corner tips; superficial surface rubbing to paper covered boards. Contents bright and clean. Arthur's entry in the mid 19th century magazine market, with a format and features similar to Godey's and petersons. Featuring steel plate engraved plates, fashion engravings, needlepoint and textile designs, woodcuts illustrations throughout. Poetry, fiction and houshold observations with suggestions for family rearing, cooking and clothing etc Paged 360 & 383 pp. Handsome neat example. VG to VG+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Arthur, T. S. & W. H. Carpenter The History of Georgia, from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lippincott's Cabinet Histories of the States
Philadelphia Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1852 First Edition Hardcover Good 
frontis; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 331 pages; 1st edition. In original green cloth with decorative borders and ruling in blind to boards and gilt paneling to spine. Soundly bound but a bit worn with a damp/spill stain to the lower spine corner of the cloth, showing with mild discoloration in the spine gutter area of the first 40 or so pages. Gilt at spine fading. Marbled paper pastedowns appear to have been added by a prior owner, with some offset glue toning to the first and last several leaves. Tissue guarded steel plate engraving and extra illustrated title page. 30 page catalog of Lippincott, Grambo titles appended at rear. Good only. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Baker, James L. Men and Things; or, Short Essays on Various Subjects including Free Trade
Boston Crosby, Nichols and Company 1858 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Ut with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Mild sunning at spine. Snug with clean text; condition graded down to reflect prior institutional ownership indications but generally about VG. G+ thus; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; HC 1st edition. Snugly bound in original brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Snugly bound with clean text, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Mild sunning at spine; light fray and flaking to cloth at crown. Snug with clean text; condition graded down to reflect prior institutional ownership indications but generally about VG. G+ thus 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Chase, George Wingate The History of Haverhill , Massachusetts, From its First Settlement in 1640, to the Year 1860
Haverhill, MA The Author 1861 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Maps, engravings and folding facsimile document; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 700 pages; 1861 [self-published]. 1st edition; xvi, 663, [1], xx pp. HC in original brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine and borders in blind to boards. Complete copy with original coated endsheets and all illustrations, maps, engravings and folding facsimile document. Binding considerably shaken with endpages ruptured in the joints and several signatures starting. Cloth rubbed through at corners with boards showing; cloth fraying at spine ends. Text clean and complete; prior ownership in manuscript to front endpage. Candidate for rebacking restoration. Good only thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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5 Clouse, Jerry A. Gayman Tavern A Study of a Canal-Era Tavern in Dauphin Borough
Harrisburg Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission 2003 Paperback Fine 
Photographs, diagrams and maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial wraps with saddle stapled binding. Feels and appears unread and unused. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and maps. Fine copt - about as new 
Price: 14.50 USD
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6 Dennard, David C. Religion in the Quarters : A Study of Slave Preachers in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
Ann Arbor University Microfilms International :: Northwestern University 1986 Facsimile Hardcover Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages; Authorized facsimile reprinting of Dennard's 1983 dissertation submitted for a degree in Doctor of Philosophy. Hardcover soundly bound in blue cloth with titles in gilt to spine. A little tenderness in the joints; a small number of pages corner creased. Ex-library with expected but light institutional indications. G 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Duncan, Kunigunde; Nickols, D. F. Mentor Graham The Man Who Taught Lincoln
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1944 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 274 pages; 1st printing. Soundly bound in original wraparound pictorial cloth covered boards. Cloth just a little soiled and toned. Contents clean and unmarked. Expected mild toning to page stock. Illustrated with pictorial map endpages and some plates on glossy stock. VG 
Price: 24.00 USD
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8 Dusenbery, B. M. , (Comp. ) Monument to the Memory of General Andrew Jackson Containing Twenty-Five Eulogies and Sermons Deliverd on Occasion of His Death, etc.
Philadelphia Walker & Gillis 1846 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 416 pages; Soundly bound in original brown cloth with title lettering still brightly in gilt to spine. Cloth covered boards lightly shelf tapped at corners. Trace fray to cloth at spine ends. Two small period bookseller labels, one to front pastedown and one at rear. A small red paper label to front pastedown with a leter number code B-8 in pencil. To the lower front corner of a scatteres number of perhaps 10 or so pages is an inkstamp "Coatesville" - presumably from an Historical Society of that town. Prior owner has laid in some several clippings and annotated cards of background on Ellis Lewis of Lancaster PA - a PA Supreme Court Justice and author of one of the eulogies included in this collection. Overall near VG 
Price: 39.00 USD
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9 French, Jonathan The True Republican, Containing the Inaugural Addresses, Together with the First Annual Addresses and Messages Of all the Presidents of the United States, from 1789 to 1845; Together with the Portrait of Each of the Presidents, Together with the Portrait of Each of the Presidents ...
Philadelphia W. A. Leary 1846 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 
Engraved portraits; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages; Snugly bound in original slate blue cloth with pictorial emblem to cover and titles at spine brightly in gilt. Decorative borders and flourishes in blind to boards. 276; 182 pp. Appendix at rear includes text of the Constitutions of the United States and of 8 States. Mild fray to cloth at crown. Engraved portraits of the Presidents have some light to moderate foxing but the page block is bright and clean. Mild toning to cloth at spine. Originally issued in 1841, this edition enlarged and reissued to include the Inaugaral address of Polk. VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Hart, Cyrus Wadsworth Selections from the Philosophical, Polemical, Amatory, Moral, and other Works
Philadelphia L. R. Bailey, Printer 1845 Second Edition Leather Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 336 pages; Sound in original full calf leather binding. Horizontal rules to spine; no lettering or label. Leather shelf rubbed at edges with a partial split starting in the leather of the rear hinge. Swath of spotting/mottling to leather of the lower board and some mild damp evidence to rear endpages. Contents complete and generally neat with expected spotting and light foxing scattered throughout. An unusual collection of mid-19th century essays and literary pieces ranging widely in subject from the personal philosophical, to the public philosophical but with a very substantial amount of attention to courtship and the manner of relating to the "fairer sex". Very uncommon in original print edition. [Wright 1132] G+ 
Price: 185.00 USD
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11 Hinton, John Howard (Ed.); Samuel L. Knapp (Ed.) The History and Topography of the United States of North America, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Comprising Political and Biographical History; Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, Zoology, and Botany; Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce.. (Etc. )
Boston Samuel Walker 1834 First American Edition Leather Very Good+ 
Map & engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1st American edition from the 2nd English edition. Two volumes in one. Soundly bound in very handsome American publisher's binding of tree calf and heavy gilt spine with black leather title label to spine. 427, 500pp. Contents complete with complete complement of 40 plates including extra engraved title pages, map of North America and views. Superficial nicks to leather at crwon and some mild creasing to the leather at spine. Intermittent foxing to some plates and some pages, a few more heavily. An especially nice copy in a spectacular example of American publisher binding. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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12 Horton, R.G. The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan... Including the Most Important of His State Papers
New York & Cincinnati Derby & Jackson; H. W. Derby & Co. 1856 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 428 pages; (Printed by George Russell; Stereotyped by W.H. Tisson) Derby & Jackson; New York & Cincinnati. HC 1st edition. Snugly bound in original decoratively blind stamped green cloth with gilt title desing to spine dulled as usually seen. Tight fresh copy with just slight shelf rub to cloth at extremities. Closed partial tear in the gutter of the front pastedown. Otherwise splendid. Uncommon in condition. VG++ to NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Howells, William Dean Life of Abraham Lincoln
Bloomington Indiana University Press 1960 Facsimile Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; Reissue of the 1938 edition, a facsimile reproduction of the singular campaign biography of Lincoln by Howells held by the Illinoise State Historical Library, which includes Lincoln's pencil annotations and editorial marks. Snugly bound in original blue and gray boards with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Publisher's clear mylar dust jacket includes $6.00 issue price and editorial copy on the front flap. Jacket is lightly surface rubbed with slight toning top edge and a tiny chip missing from the crown. Uncommon. VG++/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Korngold, Ralph Thaddeus Stevens, A Being Darkly Wise and Rudely Great
New York Harcourt, Brace & Company 1955 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 460 pages; Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $6 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Blue cloth with silver title design; cloth slightly crimped at spine ends. Binding just a little shaken; small ink spot splash to lower edge of text block. Jacket with usual expected mild toning to the lighter areas of the design; shallow flaking at spine ends reinforced with minimal/judicious use of archival japanese tissue. Solid neat copy. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Lehuu, Isabelle Changes in The Word; Reading Practices in Antebellum America
Ann Arbor UMI Dissertation Services 1996 Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages; Facsimile printing of the author's PhD dissertation at Cornell. Tightly bound in blue card stock covers with title label to cover and spine unlettered, as issued. Feels and appears unread and as new. Fine 
Price: 29.00 USD
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16 Lincoln, Abraham & Roy Basler The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. 9 Volume Set
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1953 Hardcover Very Good 
facsimile reproductions of documents; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC 9 volume set (including index). Snugly bound in original blue cloth withtitle designs in gold and gray to spines. Two volumes with some moderate rubbing and loss to the gilt title lettering at spines. Others bright and fresh. Contents clean and unmarked. VG set. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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17 Newbury, Michael Figuring Authorship in Antebellum America
Stanford, CA Stanford University Press 1997 0804728585 / 9780804728584 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; Tight bright and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Crisp unmarked copy feels and appears about as new. F/F 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Oblinger, Carl D In Recognition of Their Prominence : a Case Study of the Economic and Social Backgrounds of an Ante-Bellum Negro Business and Farming Class in Lancaster County [In] Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, V. 72, No. 2
Lancaster Lancaster County Historical Society 1968 Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 71 pages; Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, V. 72, No. 2. Oblinger's paper comprises the firsat 18 p. With several other papers included. Whole issue paged 65-135. Solid copy with 4 or 5 illustrations. Covers lightly toned. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Osgood, Herbert L. American Colonies in the Eighteenth Century; 4 volumes [complete]
Gloucester, MA Peter Smith Pub Inc 1958 reprint Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 volumes, complete. Reissue/reprint of the work which was first published in 1924 by Columbia Univ. Press. Soundly bound, uniform in publisher's red cloth with title lettering boldly in black to spines. An ex-library set with small catalog labels to base of spines, card pocket to rear endpage/s and small ink ownership stamps to front endpage and top edge. Cloth just lightly sunned at spines. Solid set. Ex-lib. G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Pollock, James Message of James Pollock, Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Legislature, 1856.
Harrisburg A. Boyd Hamilton 1856 Paperback Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; Slim paperback in original title lettered wraps. Pollock outlines the condition of the state finances, revenues, taxes and expense. Considerable portions of the address devoted to the state of railroads in the state, the government's role in some RR construction along with asylum facilities and care for the "lunatic" and "delinquent" members of the state. Prior ownership of Lancaster businessman Samuel Slaymaker in manuscript to the tope edge of the cover. Small sticker shadow to cover near the bottom edge and just very mild vertical stresses to covers and text stock from storage. Uncommon. VG or better 
Price: 29.50 USD
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