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The True Story Told by Photographs of the Destruction of San Francisco, Also Other California Views. a Vast Gallery of Pictures Made from Original Photographs

By: N/A

Price: $145.00

Publisher: San Francisco, 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20029

Condition: Good


Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; [no date given] Circa 1906. Hardcover in an oblong octavo format. No publisher or place given in this rushed to press photograph accounting of one of America's worst disasters. Illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth backstrip, unlettered. Text block is side stapled, as issued. Profuse photo illustrated documentary of the conflagration, its effects and some views of buildings and vistas before the fire. Boards are rubbed at edges and moderately surface scarred. Cloth spine is worn but sound, pulled at crown with a short tear. Binding sound but shaken... View more info

The Rural Magazine and Literary Evening Fire-Side Volume I, Nos. 1 - 12.

By: N/A

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Richards & Caleb Johnson: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20583

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages; Issues 1 -12; all that were published. Bound together in a mid/late 19th century 1/2 leather over marbled paper. Includes numbers 1 - 12 of this short lived monthly devoted to the concerns of the early American frontiersman. Much on brewing, cider making, horse and mule keeping, clearing and planting etc. Extensive and regular content devoted to education. Leather rubbed lightly over spine edges and at corner tips. Binding snug. Expected general toning to page stock. Damp line visible to front and bottom edges but with only a mild tide line visible among ... View more info

The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments: To Which Are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence; and the Federal Constitution

By: N/A

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Exeter, Charles Norris & Co. for Edward Little & Co.: 1809

Seller ID: 26017

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 366 pages; Soundly bound in original full calf leather; red morocco title label lettered in gilt at spine. Endpages intact and complete. Leather lightly scuffed/rubbed at edges and surfaces; slight crazing to leather at spine and a few pin head and slightly smaller holes in the leather over the joints. Expected moderate spotting and toning to page stock. Solid and neat. Prior owner's period bookplate mounted to front pastedown. An uncommon imprint of this early collection of the Federal and State consitutions including Amendments to the Federal as well as Acts rel... View more info

The True Story Told by Photographs of the Destruction of San Francisco, Also Other California Views. a Vast Gallery of Pictures Made from Original Photographs

By: N/A

Price: $110.00

Publisher: San Francisco, 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26423

Condition: Fair


Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; [no date given] Circa 1906. Hardcover in an oblong octavo format. No publisher or place given in this rushed to press photograph accounting of one of America's worst disasters. Illustrated paper covered boards with blue cloth backstrip, unlettered. Text block is side stapled, as issued. Profuse photo illustrated documentary of the conflagration, its effects and some views of buildings and vistas before the fire. Boards are well rubbed at edges and a little surface scarred. Cloth spine is worn but sound, frayed a little at spine ends. Text block separated from... View more info

Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia 1782

By: Anon.,

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Baltimore, John Murphy & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al4935

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 56 pages; 1871, Baltimore; John Murphy & Co. HC 1st edition. Original pebbled maroon cloth with bevelled edges. Titles brightly stamped in gilt to cover; spine unlettered, as issued. Solid and bright with original end pages. No marks. The partial record from manuscript of a 1782 visit by a young lady to her cousins of lower Virginia; Lees, Washingtons et. Al. An attractive copy. VG+ View more info

Rally the Scattered Believers; Northern New England's Religious Geography

By: Balik, Shelby M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26381

ISBN: 0253012104

Condition: New


Religion in North America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; Immaculate in shrink wrap. New. View more info

Liberty and Order

By: Banning, Lance

Price: $9.85

Publisher: Indianapolis, Liberty Fund: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20860

ISBN: 0865974187

Condition: Near Fine


4to 11" - 13" tall; 387 pages; Oversize paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Prior owner has neatly penned the Library of Congress number to the base of the copyright page. Otherwise unmarked and crisp. NF. ... V View more info

Romance of American History, As Illustrated in the Early Events Connected with the French Settlement at Fort Carolina; the Spanish Colony ...

By: Banvard, Joseph

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Gould and Lincoln: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37540

Condition: Very Good


Woodcuts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 306 pages; HC 1st edition. Snugly bound and clean in original red cloth with decorative title design stamped ornately in blind to boards; titles brightly in gilt to spine. Mild crimping and reace frawing to cloth at spine ends; cloth rubbed through over the lower front corner. Mild foxing to endpages. Illustrated with in-text woodcuts. VG View more info

The United States of Yesterday and of To-morrow

By: Barrows, William

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27453

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; Snugly bound in original heavy tan linen boards with title lettering in black to spine. Bookplate of a University Philosophical Society to the front pastedown along with mild catalog indications including a painted call number base of spine, and superficial abrasion scars to endpages. Solid decent copy. G++ View more info

Jacob Eichholtz, 1776-1842, Portrait Painter of Pennsylvania.

By: Beal, Rebecca J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsylvania: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13038

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 407 pages; 1969 Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition. Solid clean copy; no marks. Crisp clean dust jacket just mildly sunned at spine and with a touch of rub at spine ends. A personal letter laid in at front relates to the book's prior owner owning Eichholtz's portrait of Lydia Smith. Attractive copy. NF/VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

History of the Town of Marlborough Cheshire County, New Hampshire A Facsimile of the 1881 Edition

By: Bemis, Charles A. ; James Dunn (Foreword)

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Marlborough, NH, Frost Free Library: 1974

Edition: Facsimile; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 11894

Condition: Very Good+


B & W photographs, drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 726 pages; 1974 Frost Free Library. Limited edition of 1000 copies, a facsimile of the 1881 original edition. Pictorial paper covered boards and gray cloth backstrip, lettered in silver. Square, solid and neat. Issued without dust jacket. Contents clean and unmarked. Just a touch of superficial shelf/handling evidence to externals. Illustrated with photographs & drawings. VG+ View more info

The Presidency of James K. Polk

By: Bergeron, Paul H

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1991

Seller ID: 37942

Condition: Fine


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 310 pages; Bound in full gray-blue leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine and Presidential seal endpages. Lovely copy. Feels and appears unread and as new. Easton's Collector Notes sheet laid in at front; publisher's blank bookplate to the front pastedown. No marks or names. Fine. View more info

U.S. Army Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine 1860-1941

By: Birtle, Andrew J.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Center of Military History: 2004

Seller ID: 22141

ISBN: 999735379X

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and clean; no marks. Used sticker to rear cover but feels and appears unread. Illustrated with B&W photographs. NF View more info

Career and Triumphs of Admiral Dewey, Being a Complete Biography of the Hero of Manila;

By: Blagg, Robert L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Springfield, OH, The Crowell and Kirkpatrick Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17533

Condition: Very Good-


Farm and Fireside Library, No. 175; B&W Photographs and Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial wraps. 1st edition. Snugly bound and unmarked. First and last several pages have crescent shaped lard/oil stains to the front edge; they intrude on the frontis photo of Dewey but otherwise do not mar the text. Small chips to the cover stock at spine ends have been archivally reinforced with Japanese tissue paper. A few nicks and short tears to the covers at edges. Solid and generally neat. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. VG- View more info

The Congressman's Civil War

By: Bogue, Allan G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31257

ISBN: 0521354056

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages; Hardcover in original green cloth. Tightly bound and fresh. Lacks dust jacket but otherwise about as new. VG++ View more info

Treasury Department Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States for the Year 1891 Part II of Commerce and Navigation; the Commerce of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and its Tributaries.

By: Brock, S.G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington D. C., Governent Printing Office: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13749

Condition: Very Good+


Fold-out map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages; 1892 GPO at Washington DC. Part II of Commerce and Navigation; the Commerce of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and its Tributaries. Includes a very large fold-out map of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi bound in at rear. Map is in immaculate unviewed condition and has not been unflded. Original pebbled brown cloth with blind ruled boarders. Gilt titling at spine faded, as expected with GPO titles of the late 19th C. Very tightly bound and neat. Appears unread. Aside from the usual fading to the titles at spine, the book and map are... View more info

Our Western Empire, Or, the New West Beyond the Mississippi: The Latest and Most Comprehensive Work on the States and Territories West of the Mississippi.

By: Brockett, L. P

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Bradley, Garretson & Co: 1881

Seller ID: 23802

Condition: Good+


Maps, hand colored; lithographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1312 pages; Very stout HC in original decorative pictorial cloth. Text block bright, solid and clean. Binding shaken, as is common in this massive volume. The decoratively illustrated boards are bright to all surfaces with some light rubbing and mild fray at corners and spine ends. More significantly the series of five small "half-dime" sized roundels along the upper edge of the spine panel have stress at the stamping edges and two have "popped" with the loss of the cloth to these small circular decorative flour... View more info

The Unwritten History of Old St. Augustine Copied from the Spanish Archives in Seville, Spain

By: Brooks, A. M. (compiler and editor) & Annie Averette (Trans)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: St Augustine, Self-published: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14644

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; The original edition of an important examination of Spanish beginnings of St Augustine, FL. No date or place given in the book, though generally believed published in 1907. Publisher's original ribbed black cloth with title lettering and pictorial elements to cover in gilt. Spine lettering dulled and dim. Binding solid and contents very neat. No marks. Overall near VG. Howes A416. View more info

Correspondence of Governor Horatio Sharpe, Vol. III, 1761-1771; Archives of Maryland XIV

By: Browne, William Hand (Ed. )

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Maryland Historical Society: 1895

Seller ID: 25526

ISBN: B000EJ6G6Y

Condition: Good


4to 11" - 13" tall; 588 pages; Oversize HC in original olive green cloth with title-lettering in gilt to spine. Front and rear endpages split with first and last several pages threatening to detach from the page block. Exlibrary copy with call label at spine, bookplate and loan slip to front and rear endpages. Text clean and unmarked. Reading or reference copy -- as is. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake

By: Brubaker, Jack

Price: $23.95

Publisher: University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38132

ISBN: 0271021845

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Photographs & maps; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 292 pages; Oversize oblong hardcover in dust jacket. 1st printing. Square, snug and neat; no marks. Just very mild evidence of prior perusal with trace shelf rubbing to jacket edges and boards splaying just very slightly at front edge. Signed by author on the title page. Dust jacket bright and clean. Handsomely illustrated with period photos and maps. A standard work on the Susquehanna. VG+/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author View more info