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image of ON A MEXICAN MUSTANG, THROUGH TEXAS, FROM THE GULF TO THE RIO GRANDE

ON A MEXICAN MUSTANG, THROUGH TEXAS, FROM THE GULF TO THE RIO GRANDE

by SWEET, Alex E. & KNOX, J.Armoy

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Charles Agvent
Published
1883
Condition
Hinges neatly reinforced; early owner ink stamp on front blank. Light soiling to covers. Very Good and increasingly uncommon in
Edition
First Edition
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$156.30

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Hartford: S. S. Scranton & Company, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges neatly reinforced; early owner ink stamp on front blank. Light soiling to covers. Very Good and increasingly uncommon in this condition. Decorated mustard cloth with fancy gilt designs on the front cover and spine; 672 pages. Illustrated with many plates and facsimiles. Sixguns 2174; Adams HERD 2217:… Read more
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image of THE ART OF SPEAKING. containing: I. An Essay; in which are Given Rules for Expressing Properly .the Principal Passions and Humours, which occur in Reading, or Public Speaking; And II. Lessons taken from the Ancients and Moderns ... to which are added, a Table of the Lessons; and an Index of the various Passions and Humours in the Essay and Lessons

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Newbury-port and Boston: John Mvcall for William Green, 1782. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Endpapers lacking, generally grubby with some staining throughout, 3 leaves with tears at the outer margin resulting in the loss of just a few letters; binding intact. Good and an uncommon early American imprint. Small quarto (5" x 7-3/4") in contemporary sheep with a gilt-lettered morocco… Read more
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$375.00
image of CHECK LIST OF AMERICAN DRAMA PUBLISHED IN THE ENGLISH COLONIES OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES THROUGH 1865 In the Possession of THE LIBRARY University of Pennyslvania

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Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Library, 1951. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Stapled photocopied sheets printed on rectos only in blue wraps; ix, 92 pages including a chronological index. Introduction by Arthur Hobson Quinn who describes how a number of the scarcest items in the library's collection were acquired.
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$93.80
image of THE AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES: WORKS BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT

THE AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES: WORKS BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT

by SELVAGGIO, Marc (editor)

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Charles Agvent
Published
[1990]
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$31.30

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Pittsburgh: Arthur Scharf Bookseller & Schoyer's Books, [1990]. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Pictorial wraps; xii, 176 pages. Very useful for identifcation and bibliographic data on the WPA guides and related books.
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image of A COMMENTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ONE HUNDRED AND ONE INFLUENTIAL BOOKS BY AND ABOUT PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT (1556 - 1982). A Collector's Choice by Charles L. Blockson

A COMMENTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ONE HUNDRED AND ONE INFLUENTIAL BOOKS BY AND ABOUT PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT (1556 - 1982). A Collector's Choice by Charles L. Blockson

by BLOCKSON Chalres L

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Charles Agvent
Published
1989
Condition
Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$62.50

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Amsterdam: A. Gerits & Sons, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Cloth;74 pages including index. Illustrated with facsimiles of many of the titles.
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$62.50
image of NELSONS' GUIDE TO LAKE GEORGE AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH OIL-COLOUR VIEWS DRAWN FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK

NELSONS' GUIDE TO LAKE GEORGE AND LAKE CHAMPLAIN, WITH OIL-COLOUR VIEWS DRAWN FROM PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN EXPRESSLY FOR THIS WORK

by

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Charles Agvent
Published
1868
Condition
Owner name dated 4 July 1870 on front endpaper, internally clean. Front cover slightly sprung. Near Fine with lovely views
Edition
Early Edition
Item Price
$312.50

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London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1868. Early Edition. Hardcover. Owner name dated 4 July 1870 on front endpaper, internally clean. Front cover slightly sprung. Near Fine with lovely views. Original gilt-lettered and decorated cloth, 3-3/4" x 5-7/8"; 48 pages of text illustrated with a map and 12 color plates including one fold-out.
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image of ACROSS THE CONTINENT: A SUMMER'S JOURNEY TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, THE MORMONS, AND THE PACIFIC STATES WITH SPEAKER COLFAX

ACROSS THE CONTINENT: A SUMMER'S JOURNEY TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, THE MORMONS, AND THE PACIFIC STATES WITH SPEAKER COLFAX

by BOWLES, Samuel

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1865
Condition
Map in very nice shape with no tears. Front hinge cracked and loose. Cloth is faded and spotted. Good with a Near Fine map
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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Springfield, MA & New York: Samuel Bowles & Company/Hurd & Houghton, 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Map in very nice shape with no tears. Front hinge cracked and loose. Cloth is faded and spotted. Good with a Near Fine map. Original brown cloth; [2], xx, 452, [2], 6 pages. Illustrated with a large, folding hand-colored map of the Western… Read more
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$125.00
image of THE SANTA FE TRAIL. A HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

THE SANTA FE TRAIL. A HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

by RITTENHOUSE, Jack D

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Charles Agvent
Published
1986
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$31.30

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Albuquerque, NM: Jack D. Rittenhouse, 1986. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Light green wraps; [viii], 271 pages with errata sheet laid in. The Second printing, consisting of 500 copies, after the 1971 hardbound edition of 1500 copies. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page.
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THE VOICE OF THE OLD FRONTIER

by VAIL, R.W.G

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1949)
Condition
Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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New York: Thomas Yoseloff, Inc., (1949). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Cloth; xi1, 492 pages including index. An account of the literature produced on the American frontier from the beginning of settlement of this country to 1800. In addition to the bibliography, this also contains a series of lectures on the subject.
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image of THE WORLD: OR, THE PRESENT STATE OF THE UNIVERSE...

THE WORLD: OR, THE PRESENT STATE OF THE UNIVERSE...

by PELHAM, Cavendish

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1806 - [1808]
Condition
Disbound, text block in two sections. Light to moderate foxing, mostly affecting margins, only a handful of plates with severe f
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$437.50

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London: J. Stratford, 1806 - [1808]. First Edition. Disbound. Disbound, text block in two sections. Light to moderate foxing, mostly affecting margins, only a handful of plates with severe foxing. Very Good. Disbound quarto (8-1/4" x 10-1/2") consisting of the title page of the first of two volumes, 7 (of 9) maps, two of which are folding, and… Read more
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image of THE DIAMOND ATLAS ... THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

THE DIAMOND ATLAS ... THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

by COLBY, Charles

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Charles Agvent
Published
1857
Condition
Minor foxing here and there, but maps mostly very clean. Leather from spine lacking; front cover holding by one cord. Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$625.00

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New York: Morse and Gaston, 1857. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor foxing here and there, but maps mostly very clean. Leather from spine lacking; front cover holding by one cord. Good. Small square quarto (6-1/4" x 7-1/4") in original publisher's binding of full red morocco leather with heavy gilt decorations; 239 pages. Illustrated with 55 hand-colored maps and charts,… Read more
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$625.00
image of THE GERMAN AND SWISS SETTLEMENTS OF COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA: A STUDY OF THE SO-CALLED PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

THE GERMAN AND SWISS SETTLEMENTS OF COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA: A STUDY OF THE SO-CALLED PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

by KUHNS, Oscar

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Charles Agvent
Published
1901
Condition
Light fraying to the spine tips. Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$62.50

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Light fraying to the spine tips. Very Good. Includes an Appendix of Pennsylvania-German family names and how they have evolved as well as a bibliography.
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image of THE KING OF THE BRONCOS AND OTHER STORIES OF NEW MEXICO

THE KING OF THE BRONCOS AND OTHER STORIES OF NEW MEXICO

by LUMMIS, Charles F

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1897
Condition
Offsetting to endpapers, rough erasure of owner name on front pastedown and endpaper. Near Fine
Edition
First British Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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London: George Newnes, Limited, 1897. First British Edition. Hardcover. Offsetting to endpapers, rough erasure of owner name on front pastedown and endpaper. Near Fine. Publisher's decorated wine cloth. Published the same year as the American edition. Illustrated with 9 plates.
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image of TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD. October 3d, 1889

TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD. October 3d, 1889

by [CONNECTICUT]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1890
Condition
Minor foxing; light wear. Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$93.80

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[Stratford, CT], 1890. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor foxing; light wear. Very Good. Original blue cloth, 150 pages. Illustrated with photographs and maps.
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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

by TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1883
Condition
Internally clean and fresh. Light wear to spine tips with some discoloration to the spine. Joints on both covers beginning to sp
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$4,375.00

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Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Internally clean and fresh. Light wear to spine tips with some discoloration to the spine. Joints on both covers beginning to split but covers tight. Overall Near Fine. Publisher's full mottled sheep leather with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels and marbled edges and endpapers. Illustrated with engravings and plates.… Read more
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$4,375.00
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PICTURESQUE AMERICA

by BRYANT, William Cullen (editor)

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Charles Agvent
Published
(1872) and (1874)
Condition
A superb set with fresh, clean contents and minor rubs to the spines and corners. Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,062.50

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, (1872) and (1874). First Edition. Hardcover. A superb set with fresh, clean contents and minor rubs to the spines and corners. Fine. Two folio volumes (10" x 12-1/4") bound in original decorated publisher's morocco leather. Illustrated with 49 beautiful steel engravings, all tissue guards present, and numerous wood engravings. Images include diverse… Read more
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image of POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758 (POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACKS)

POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758 (POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACKS)

by FRANKLIN, Benjamin (Norman ROCKWELL)

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Charles Agvent
Published
1964
Condition
Fine in a Fine slipcase
Item Price
$500.00

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Philadelphia: Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Norman Rockwell. Tall quarto (8-3/8" x 12-1/2") bound in quarter natural top-grain suede cowhide and imported French hand-marbled boards; 336 pages. Designed by Richard Ellis. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. The complete text of the 26 issues published by Franklin, with minor omissions. Copy #323 of 1500… Read more
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$500.00
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THE FLEA OF SODOM

by DAHLBERG, Edward

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1950)
Condition
Fine in unprinted tissue dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$31.30

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London & New York: Peter Nevill Limited, (1950). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in unprinted tissue dustwrapper. Foreword by Herbert Read, to whom the book is dedicated.
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image of THE LIFE OF WASHINGTON. TOGETHER WITH CURIOUS ANECDOTES EQUALLY HONOURABLE TO HIMSELF & EXEMPLARY TO HIS YOUNG COUNTRYMEN [THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON]

THE LIFE OF WASHINGTON. TOGETHER WITH CURIOUS ANECDOTES EQUALLY HONOURABLE TO HIMSELF & EXEMPLARY TO HIS YOUNG COUNTRYMEN [THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON]

by WEEMS, Rev. Mason L

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Charles Agvent
Published
1974
Condition
Slight darkening to the front endpaper from a clipping previously laid in, otherwise Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with some disc
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$43.80

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[Mt. Vernon]: Limited Editions Club, 1974. Hardcover. Slight darkening to the front endpaper from a clipping previously laid in, otherwise Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with some discoloration. Robert Quackenbush. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-3/4") bound in American cotton printed with an allover colonial pattern of eagles and stars in blue with a leather spine label stamped in… Read more
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POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758 (POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACKS)

by FRANKLIN, Benjamin (Norman ROCKWELL)

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1964
Condition
Light markings to the sides of the suede spine. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with slight damage to the spine label
Item Price
$437.50

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Philadelphia: Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Light markings to the sides of the suede spine. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with slight damage to the spine label. Norman Rockwell. Tall quarto (8-3/8" x 12-1/2") bound in quarter natural top-grain suede cowhide and imported French hand-marbled boards; 336 pages. Designed by Richard Ellis. Introduction by Van Wyck… Read more
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