Category: American History : Antebellum


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Cosmos Crumbling; American Reform and the Religious Imagination

By: Abzug, Robert H.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35994

ISBN: 0195037529

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages; Snugly bound and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright dust jacket. Trace shelf evidence to jacket edges and front flap has the lower corner clipped. Feels unread. NF/VG++ View more info

The History of Georgia, from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lippincott's Cabinet Histories of the States

By: Arthur, T. S. & W. H. Carpenter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Company: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34600

Condition: Good

frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" 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 Lipp... View more info

Men and Things; or, Short Essays on Various Subjects including Free Trade

By: Baker, James L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Crosby, Nichols and Company: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33834

Condition: 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; condit... View more info

The History of the United States of North America; [In 3 Volumes] From the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day

By: Bartlett, W. H. & B. B. Woodward

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York & London, George Virtue & Co: 1856

Seller ID: 35765

Condition: Very Good-

Steel Plate engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Soundly bound in matching publisher's deluxe trade binding of full red pebbled calfleather with highly decorative borders and vignettes tooled in gilt to boards and decorative title desing sna flourishes gilt tooled to spines. [7], 698; 720; 726 pp. Some light to moderate scuffing and rubbing to leather at board edges; Vol I has a small piece of leather chipped from the crown and Vol III has shallow loss from leather at the tail of the spine. Tissue guarded steel engraved plates throughout, over 80 in total and including... View more info

The History of Haverhill , Massachusetts, From its First Settlement in 1640, to the Year 1860

By: Chase, George Wingate

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MA, The Author: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34579

Condition: 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... View more info

Gayman Tavern A Study of a Canal-Era Tavern in Dauphin Borough

By: Clouse, Jerry A.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission: 2003

Seller ID: 31337

Condition: 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 View more info

The Story of Our Post Office; The Greatest Government Department in all its Phases

By: Cushing, Marshall

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, A. M. Thayer & Co.: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39786

Condition: Good

B&W Photos, drawings and figures; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1034 pages; Stout HC in publisher's original green cloth with pictorial title designs in gilt to cover and spine. 1st or early edition. Boards bumped at corners with some light fray to cloth at tips. Light fraying and chipping to cloth at spine ends. Binding shaken but overall sound but with a partial split to the front hinge in the gutter of the endpages archivally reinforced with japanes tissue paper. Boards a litthe surface rubbed and dulled. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, facsimiles and figures. Good only. ... Over... View more info

Religion in the Quarters : A Study of Slave Preachers in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

By: Dennard, David C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University Microfilms International :: Northwestern University: 1986

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 33734

Condition: 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 View more info

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 ...

By: French, Jonathan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, W. A. Leary: 1846

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 34840

Condition: 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... View more info

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. )

By: Hinton, John Howard (Ed.); Samuel L. Knapp (Ed.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, Samuel Walker: 1834

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 32604

Condition: 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 ... View more info

The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan... Including the Most Important of His State Papers

By: Horton, R.G.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York & Cincinnati, Derby & Jackson; H. W. Derby & Co.: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31231

Condition: Very Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" 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 View more info

Life of Abraham Lincoln

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1960

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 31423

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

12mo 7" - 7½" 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 View more info

Changes in The Word; Reading Practices in Antebellum America

By: Lehuu, Isabelle

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, UMI Dissertation Services: 1996

Seller ID: 31803

Condition: 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 View more info

Keeping the Secret : Underground Railroad Activity in Lancaster County and Beyond

By: Mennonite School, Hinkletown : Fourth and Fifth Grade Classes.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hinkletown PA, Village Press for Hinkletown Mennonite School: 2001

Seller ID: 38940

Condition: Very Good+

B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 40 pages; Larger paperback in pictorial wraps. A primary grades reader and activity book with a focus on the Underground Railway. With puzzles, illustrations and pictures to color. This copy bright and neat with no marks and just mild shelf evidence to covers. VG+ View more info

"Dear Master" Letters of a Slave Family

By: Miller, Randall M. (Ed. )

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Ithaca, Cornell University Press: 1978

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 38267

ISBN: 0801411343

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

B&W reproductions and photos; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 281 pages; Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket is price clipped to front flap and has light shelf/handling rub at edges with a few short closed nicks. Illustrated with period b&w photos and reproductions. VG+/VG View more info

Figuring Authorship in Antebellum America

By: Newbury, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30389

ISBN: 0804728585

Condition: 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 View more info

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

By: Oblinger, Carl D

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lancaster, Lancaster County Historical Society: 1968

Seller ID: 32563

Condition: 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+ View more info

Phelps's Travellers' Guide through the United States; Containing Upwards of Seven Hundred Rail-Road, Canal, and Stage and Steam-Boat Routes.

By: Phelps, Humphrey

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Ensigns & Thayer: 1849

Seller ID: 37404

Condition: Good

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 70 pages; Small format volume in original polished red calf with orante pictorial title desing embossed in gilt to cover and in blind to rear board. Spine unlettered as issued. Lacking the map that was originally a feature of the publication. Otherwise clean and decent with light rubbing to leather at crown and board edges. Lacking also a free front endpage; expected light toning and foxing. Good thus View more info

Maps & Views to Accompany 1856 - 1857, Message from the President of the United States To The Third Session of the Thirty-Fourth Congress. Part III

By: Pierce, Franklin

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Washington: DC, A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35513

Condition: Good

Folding maps and plans; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 12 pages; Bound set of twelve folding plates; 11 floding maps and 1 folding plan. In original brown cloth with titles in gilt and borders in blind. Cloth stressed and with moderate fray at spine ends. Includes all 12 maps called for. Large folding survey map of California is detached and laid in and is missing the top left corner area, about 1/8 of the total map area. Several of the maps have closed (mendable) tears from prior viewing. Expected light toning and spotting with some darkening along fold lines. Of particular note are the Indian ... View more info

Message of James Pollock, Governor of Pennsylvania, to the Legislature, 1856.

By: Pollock, James

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Harrisburg, A. Boyd Hamilton: 1856

Seller ID: 31720

Condition: 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 stresse... View more info