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41 Dobbs, Farrell Revolutionary Continuity Vol. 1; Marxist Leadership in the U. S., 1848-1917
New York Monad Press 1980 0913460842 / 9780913460849 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 221 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. 1st edition. Square, sound and neat. Prior owner's name blacked out inside covers. Trace reader-wear and mild toning to covers. With B&W illustrations. VG 
Price: 9.50 USD
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42 Dorsey, John Mount Vernon Place; An Anecdotal Essay
Baltimore, MD MacLay and Associates 1983 0940776065 / 9780940776067 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 93 pages; HC in publisher's red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to front cover and spine. A snug, fresh copy signed by Dorsey on the front free endpage. Light dust spotting top edge of page block and trace foxing confined to the edges of the front endpage and the front edge. Illustrated with 66 B&W photographs. VG++ or better; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.50 USD
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43 Downs, Charles A. History of Lebanon, N.H., 1761-1887
Concord, NH Rumford Printing Company 1908 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Maps, photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 459 pages; 1908 Rumford Printing; Concord, NH. 1st edition in a printing of only 1500 copies. Original heavy black cloth with titles brightly in gilt to spine and rules in blind to boards. Binding snug and contents very neat. No marks. Just minimal shelf rub to cloth at spine ends. A tiny bump/nick to the lower edge of the cover board. Illustrated with numerous portrait photographs. Fold-out map at rear is immaculate. Lovely copy. VG++ 
Price: 79.50 USD
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44 Dunn, Susan Roosevelt's Purge; How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party
Cambrdge Harvard University Press, Belknap Press 2010 0674057171 / 9780674057173 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 361 pages; 1st edition. Bright, tight and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Feels and appears generally unread and just about as new with just trace shelf evidence to jacket. NF/NF 
Price: 23.50 USD
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45 Ellis, Joseph J. ; Susan O'Malley American Sphinx; the Character of Thomas Jefferson
Ashland, OR Blackstone Audio, Inc. 1999 0786114754 / 9780786114757 Audiobook cassette Fine 
Library Edition; 2.26 x 9.67 x 6.93 Inches; Unabridged audio. Set of 11 cassettes in clam shell case. Cassettes appear bright and fresh. Case immaculate. Fine/Like New 
Price: 39.95 USD
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46 Feldberg, Michael The Philadelphia Riots of 1844; A Study of Ethnic Conflict
Westport, CT Greenwood Press 1975 0837178762 / 9780837178769 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 209 pages; HC is snug and solid in original blue cloth with title-lettering in silver to front cover and spine. A spot of superficial shelf soiling to rear cover. Small numeral notation penned neatly in tiny script to front endpaper. Illustrated with B/W maps. Issued without dust jacket. NF 
Price: 59.00 USD
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47 Filby, P. W. - & Edward G. Howard (compilers) Star-Spangled Books; Books, Sheet Music, Newspapers, Manuscripts and Persons Associated with "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Baltimore, MD Maryland Historical Society 1972 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 175 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition, limited to 1250 copies. Inscribed by Filby to half-title page. Bright, snug and fresh. In the original glassine, onon skin dust jacket. Light to mild toning to the jacket and a little chipping to the jacket along the bottom edges and tips. Prior owner's archival paper tape reinforcement to the jacket at the top of the spine. Illustrated with reproduced documents and pieces. Uncommon in original dust jacket. F/G++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Compiler 
Price: 37.50 USD
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48 Fishback, Marshall W. Sleeping Beauty And Her Suitors: The South In The Sixties
Macon, GA Southern Press 1961 Trade paperback Very Good- 
Eugenia Dorothy Blunt Lamar Memorial Lectures, 1960; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pages; Southern Press trade pbck in glossy typographic covers. Sound clean copy; no marks. Light surface stressing to cover stock and superficial rub at edges. Sound clean copy with some cover wear. VG- 
Price: 13.50 USD
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49 Fiske, John The Discovery of America, with Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest, In Two Volumes
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1900 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Maps, some folding and b/w figures; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Two volume set, complete. Bound in original blue cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spines. Appears unread with some pages unopened. Top edges brightly gilt. Snugly bound and very neat with just a touch of mild shelf evidence to extremities. Illustrated with maps, some folding. Handsome example. VG++ to NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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50 Fitch, John Genealogy of the Fitch Family in North America
Cleveland, OH Self-Published; Samuel Barker, Printer 1886 First Edition; Limited edtion Hard cover Good 
Good. No dust jacket as issued. ; First edition. 115 pgs; errata sheet at rear; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 115 pages; Original private printing, limited to 200 copies. Brown cloth with bevelled edges; title stamped in gilt to cover. Spine unlettered, as issued; double gilt rules to spine faded. Mild toning to paperstock. 4 page section including title page portrudes slightly from fore edge. This copy complete, including original floral decorated endpages and original photographic print of the Fitch homestead in Coventry Conn. Tipped in on page 34. Boards rubbed at corners and spine ends. Binding a bit shaken but generally sound with no loose or missing pages. A previous owner has made extensive additions and a correction or two to pages 99-101, in the matter of descendants of Rev James Fitch through the lines of his sons Nathanel and Joseph. Additions total perhaps 30 names in total with several notations of marriage. Errata sheet pasted in on rear endpage. Sound if a bit fragile and exceedingly uncommon in the original edition. Noteworthy additions in a period hand. Good 
Price: 185.00 USD
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51 Flower, Frank Abial Life of Matthew Hale Carpenter, A View of the Honor and Achievements That, in the American Republic, Are the Fruits of Well-Directed Ambition and Persistent Industry
Madison, WI D. Atwood and Co 1883 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
frontis portrait; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 584 pages; HC in publisher's cloth with bevelled edges and bordering stamped in dark black to covers. Gilt title lettering at spine is a little dulled. Solidly bound and neat. Prior ownership name/location inscription to the top corner of the title page. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at corners and spine ends. VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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52 Franklin, Benjamin & Jared Sparks, editor The Works Of Benjamin Franklin. [in Ten Volumes] Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters Official and Private, Not Hitherto Published. with Notes and Life of the Author by Jared Sparks.
Boston Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett 1840 First Edition Leather Very Good+ 
Plates, some folding: Engravings, maps, portraits; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 183 7- 1844. Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett: Boston. Ten volumes, complete. Uniformly bound in mid 19th century speckled calf with black leather title and volume labels to spine. Mixed imprints with 7 volumes (five 1st editions) published with the Hilliard imprint; Vols II, III & IV with the Tappan & Dennett imprint dated 1844. Handsome and well preserved set with only minimal rubbing to leather at edges. Spines darkening; some rubbing and cracking to black leather labels. All volumes retain half-title pages; coated yellow ensheets are clean and intact. Some scattered foxing, here and there moderately heavy but generally pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with engraved plates and maps, some folding; some frontispieces. Tide line across the bottom corner of the lower board of Volume I - no damp evidence to any pages. Volumes V through X are 1st editions. Handsome set. VG+ ... Oversize book set will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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53 Freeman, Douglas Southall George Washington; a Biography; in Six Volumes, Slipcased 1st Editions: I & II, Young Washington; III, Planter & Patriot; IV, Leader of the Revoulution; V, Victory with the Help of France; VI, Patriot and President
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1954 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Maps, portraits and views; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1948 - 1954. Charles Scribner. Six volume set, all that were written by Freeman, thus complete. First five volumes are 1st printings with Colophon and Scribner A on copyright page and are all slipcased, as issued. Vols I & II in a unique slipcase with pictorial paper title labels, as are Vols II & IV. Volume V in a single volume slipcase with matched pictorial and typographic attachemts. Volume VI lacks the Scribner A but was printed in 1954, also lacking a lipcase. Uniformly bound in navy blue cloth with title designs brightly in gilt to spines. Uniformly bright, snug and clean; illustrated with maps, portraits and views. Volume I has a few small white drip spots to the spine; Vol II & III with a single such drip spot. Mild handling soil to boards of first two volumes. The two volume slipcases are a little rubbed at edges with partial splits at one or two seams reinforced with archival paper tissue tape. An overall handsome and well preserved set, lacking only the last volume published posthumously and written by others. VG+ in near VG slipcases. ... Oversize set will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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54 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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55 Fry, J. Reese. Life of Gen. Zachary Taylor, Comprising a Narrative of Events Connected with His Professional Career.
Philadelphia Grigg, Elliot & Co 1848 Hardcover Good 
Engravings; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 332 pages; Hardcover in publisher's original brown cloth with title lettering and pictorial vignette brightly in gilt to spine. Complete copy including original endpages and all engraved illustrations. Corners bumped with rubbing thorugh to boards; rubbed and nicked at spine ends. Foxing and staining scattered throughout, sometime a bit heavily so. Several signature starting, two or three more significantly so. Still a complete and sound copy and a decent reader or filler copy. Good only 
Price: 40.00 USD
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56 Furnas, Robert W. (Ed) Transactions and Reports of the Nebraska State Historical Society: Volume I
Lincoln, Nebraska State Journal Co. , State Printers 1885 First Edition Hard cover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; Original blind ruled cloth boards with titling in gilt to cover and spine. Square and firm in binding. Retired academic library copy with minimal library indications: call label spine; bookplate on pastedown and a label and slip on rear endpg. Library blind stamp to the blank margins of several pages. Text unmarked. Original endpgs sound. Light sunfading to cloth at spine with titles a bit dimmed. G+ to VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
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57 Gayarre, Charles History of Louisiana, the Spanish Domination
New York Redfield 1854 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 649 pages; Solid clean copy recased in heavy library grade buckram with basic gilt tile lettering to spine. Light library indications/attachments to endpages including the institution's bookplate to front pastedown. Text clean and neat with good margins and no significant toning or foxing. Thus G++ 
Price: 150.00 USD
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58 Gibson, James R. European Settlement and Development in North America Essays on Geographical Change in Honour and Memory of Andrew Hill Clark
Toronto Univ of Toronto Press 1978 0802033571 / 9780802033574 Trade Paperback Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 230 pages; 1978 Univ of Toronto Press. Trade paperback in glosy illustrated covers. Bright clean copy; no marks. Mild sunning to dpine edge. VG 
Price: 16.49 USD
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59 Giggie, John M. After Redemption; Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915
New York Oxford University Press 2007 0195304047 / 9780195304046 Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 336 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Illustrated with b&w photographs. About as new. NF 
Price: 13.95 USD
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60 Gillespie, Charles Bancroft Illustrated History of South Boston Issued in Conjunction with and under Auspices of the South Boston Citizens' Association : Comprising an Historic ...description of the District, Past and Present
South Boston Inquirer Publishing Company 1901 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Photographs, maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 258 pages; 1901 Inquirer Publishing Company, South Boston. Original edition in publisher's dark blue cloth with ornate titles brightly stamped in gilt to cover and spine. Binding snug; boards sharp edged. Profusely illustrated with portrait photographs and photo views of homes and buildings. Several pages of illustrated ads at rear. Just mild silverfishing to the emulsion of the cloth along the board edges. Gilt lettering at spine just a little rubbed. A solid clean and tight copy. Uncommon. VG++ 
Price: 150.00 USD
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