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The Three Gifts of Life : A Girl's Responsibility for Race Progress
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The Three Gifts of Life : A Girl's Responsibility for Race Progress

By Smith, Nellie M.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. Very Good. 1924. Hardcover. First published in 1913. Introduction by Thomas Denison Wood. Nellie Smith was a lecturer for the Society of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis, New York. The society was established to help educate the medical profession and general populace of the venereal disease epidemic with increase in child mortality and blindness. This book addresses sex education through an elegant reference to "The Gift" or the "law of life." "... the (greatest) gift has been given to human beings alone. This gift is Choice. Human beings need not be dependent like plants, nor are they obliged to obey an instinct blindly, as animals do, but they are left free to choose." The text then goes on to teach the value of refraining from alcohol, the effects of syphilis on a child and and so forth. Contents: Plant Life; Animal Life; Human Life; The Gift of Choice. ; 8vo .

$15.00

American House Styles : A concise guide
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American House Styles : A concise guide

By Baker, John Milnes

New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company. Good in Good dust jacket. 1994. Hardcover. 190 pages. Illustrated. Index. Moisture damage to end pages and ffep, otherwise a clean straight copy. John Milnes Baker, AIA, is an architect specializing in residential design. A member of the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, he is the author of How to Build a House with an Architect and his work has appeared in numerous architectural journals. ; Quantitative Applications In The .

$15.00

Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the  fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based  on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2
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Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2

By Holst, Bernhart P.

Galahad Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1920. First Printing. Hardcover. 0688075908 . Complete in two volumes. Volume 1 366 pages. Vol. ll 761 pages. Replete with in text line drawings, graphs, full page plates and some multi colored maps. Three quarter leather over black cloth; marbled end pages. Light wear on the ends and wear along edges. A wonderful example of an era when education included penmanship (is my drum beating?) As well as the idea that man needs education of the physical, the intellectual, and moral areas of life. (yes, I do believe it is). ; Norco .

$48.00

An essay upon the Government of the English plantations on the continent  of America.
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An essay upon the Government of the English plantations on the continent of America.

By Wright, Louis B. (Editor)

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Very Good. 1945. Hardcover. Minute wear to ends; pen selection markings inside. xiv, 66 pages.; 8vo .

$15.00

Stagecoach heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, 1853-1876
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Stagecoach heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, 1853-1876

By Boyd, William Harland

Bakersfield, CA: Kern County Historical Society. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1883. Hardcover. Blue cloth in original dust jacket. xii, 74 pages. Illustrations. A study in early-day transportation that goes beyond the society's usual local history focus, this book deals with the emerging stagecoach system in the vast San Joaquin Valley, from the gold rush to the coming of the railroads in the early 1870's. From the flap. Minute wear to ends. Pencil shadow on ffep. About near fine with a short closed tear at spine head and light shelf wear. ; 8vo .

$16.00

Old Chicago Houses
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Old Chicago Houses

By Drury, John

Bonanza. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. N.D.. Reprint. Hardcover. Reprint of a title originally published Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1941. xix, 518 pages Index. Illustrations. Contents: Pioneer days; Old Prairie Avenue; Millionaires' Row ; The Near North Side;On the Gold Coast; West of the river; In old Lake View; Early Hyde Park; Along "The Ridge"; Near Lincoln Park;The township of Jefferson; Englewood and vicinity; Literary landmarks; Here and there; Toward the future. Index. Top edge soil, else a straight clean copy. The Dust jacket has some edge wear. ; 8vo .

$16.00

The Buffalo Head : A Century of Mercantile Pioneering in the Southwest A  Century of Mercantile Pioneering in the Southwest
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The Buffalo Head : A Century of Mercantile Pioneering in the Southwest A Century of Mercantile Pioneering in the Southwest

By Kelly, Daniel T.

Sante Fe: Vergara Pub. Co. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. First Printing. Blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine. xiii, 288 pages. Sixty-four full page plates. Map end papers. The Buffalo Head is an autobiographical account of the Kelly family's pioneer mercantile trading company, Gross Kelly & Co., which traces its origins to 1867. Introduction by Paul Horgan. Contents: End-of-the trail merchants 1867-1881; Some multirisk merchandising 1881-1902; GK and I grow up 1902-1908; The Colorado years 1908-1916; Our early years in Santa Fe 1915-1929; Emmet Wirt, Indian trader; Navajos, nuts, and chili; The Depression and its aftermath 1929-1941; World War II and the Shalako portent 1941-1948; A new era in merchandising 1948-1964. Footnote by John Gaw Meem. Appendices: Companies related to Gross, Blackwell and Co. ; Companies related to Gross, Kelly and Company ; Gross, Kelly Branch Houses & dates of operation ; Analysis of capital, profits, earned and dividends paid, years 1901-1964, inclusive. Very good+ / Good; the ends and corners of the boards are lightly worn, the dust jacket has short tears and chips along the edge along with surface wear. Not price clipped. ; 288 pages; Norco .

$20.00

The Masonic Temple Philadelphia : Souvenir Album
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The Masonic Temple Philadelphia : Souvenir Album

Philadelphia, PA: Masonic Temple. Near Fine. 1974. Hardcover. Original pictorial paper wrap with staple binding. Unpaged. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, including cover and inside back cover. Light creasing along the staple line and minute wear to the corner tips. LAID IN is a half-fold, yellow paper brochure "Acquainting you with... The Library and Museum of The Grand Lodge F. and A. M. of Pennsylvania"; worn edges. Designed by James H. Windrim in medieval Norman style with bold and elaborate elevations and is considered one of the great architectural wonders of Philadelphia. The interior was designed by George Herzog and took 15 years to complete. The massive granite cornerstone, weighing ten tons, was leveled on St. John the Baptist's Day, June 24, 1868. The ceremonial gavel used on that day by Grand Master Richard Vaux was the same gavel used by President George Washington in leveling the cornerstone of the nation's Capitol building in 1793.On May 27, 1971, the Temple was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985. It was cited in its landmark designation as one of the nation's most elaborate examples of Masonic architecture. ; 8vo .

$15.00

The Story of El Rancho de la Nacion : embracing the towns of National  City, Chula Vista and the flourishing communities of Sunnyside,  Harborside, Lincoln Acres, Bonita [and] Castle Park
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The Story of El Rancho de la Nacion : embracing the towns of National City, Chula Vista and the flourishing communities of Sunnyside, Harborside, Lincoln Acres, Bonita [and] Castle Park

By Phillips, Irene

National City, CA: South Bay Press. Very Good. 1959. Hardcover. Original paper wraps. Staple binding. 99 pages. Illustrated. Author's name is penned inside the cover as well as another, possible inscription by the author. "Compiled from the periodicals of the day and from the Diaries (sic) and Private Letters of Frank Augustus Kimball, California Pioneer." Kimball, along with his two brothers bought a "barren" Mexican land grant, the Rancho de la Nacion, in 1868. They envisioned similar to the neighboring city of San Diego. Uncommon. None found available in the trade. Found for reference and in special collections within 9 OCLC libraries. Moisture stain along the top edge along with light foxing; the covers have faded but title lettering is bright and the text is clear. ; 8vo .

$28.00

Everyday Life in Victorian America: 1865-1900
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Everyday Life in Victorian America: 1865-1900

By Walker, Robert H.

Malabar, FL: A. J. Holman Company. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1994. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0894642979 . Blue board with gold title. No dust jacket, presumed to be as issued. 255 pages. Index. Illustrated throughout. Very slight slant else FINE. A profile of late nineteenth-century America during the era she became an industrial nation and a world industrial power.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Norco .

$16.00

Presidential Wives : An Anecdotal History
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Presidential Wives : An Anecdotal History

By Boller, Paul F.

New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 533 pages. Index. Clean straight copy, light edge soil. Dust jacket is lightly worn along the edges. Describes each first lady and her contributions to her husband's administration and to the history of the period, followed by anecdotes depicting the woman and her characteristics.; 8vo ; Norco .

$15.00

Founders As Fathers : The private lives and politics of the American  Revolutionaries
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Founders As Fathers : The private lives and politics of the American Revolutionaries

By Glover, Lorri

Yale University Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. 0300219741 . First printing. 344 pages. Illustrations. Dust jacket has a slight wrinkle on one corner and a tiny nick on the front cover. No previous book has ever explored how family life shaped the political careers of America’s great Founding Fathers—men like George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Lorri Glover is John Francis Bannon Endowed Chair, Department of History, Saint Louis University. She is author of four previous books on early American history, including The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown. ; 8.8 X 5.7 X 0.9 inches; 344 pages; Norco .

$16.00

High-Spirited Women of the West
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High-Spirited Women of the West

By Seagraves, Anne & Seagraves

[New York]: Wesanne Publications. New. 2003. Softcover. 0961908831 . Softcover. New. 175 pages. Illustrations. Contains biographies of the following Western women: Jessie Benton Fremont--Abigail Scott Duniway--Sarah Winnemucca--Fanny Stenhouse--Ann Eliza Young--Belle Starr--Nellie Cashmen--Jeanne Elizabeth Wier--Helen Jane Wiser Stewart and Grace Carpenter Hudson. Descriptive text accompanied by period photographs. ; 8.8 X 5.8 X 0.5 inches; 176 pages; Norco .

$10.00

The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
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The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

By Parkman, Francis

Harrisburg, PA: The National Historical Society. Near Fine. 1993. First Thus. Hardcover. An exceptionally nice copy. Reprint. Brown cloth. 411 pages. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. Bumped Ends. NHS "The West As It Was" series. Originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux.; 8vo .

$18.00

A Brief History of Slavery in Boone County, Kentucky : A paper read before  a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society Florence, Kentucky June  21, 1957
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A Brief History of Slavery in Boone County, Kentucky : A paper read before a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society Florence, Kentucky June 21, 1957

By Caldwell, Merrill

Very Good. 1957. First Edition. Softcover. Original black stiff paper with white paper label, staple binding. (First edition)1957. 11 X 8.5". 12 pages. Printed on recto only with correlating ink residual on the verso. This important paper is often cited in related books and papers. Two copies found on OCLC. Edge soil and some smudges, otherwise in better than very good condition. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$56.00

California Its History and Romance
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California Its History and Romance

By McGroarty, John S.

Los Angeles: Grafton Publishing Co.. Very Good. 1911. Hardcover. 1926 "Eleventh Edition" (printing). 393 pp. Index. Illustrated with 11 black and white protographs: frontispiece of Mission San Carlos De Carmel; other iconic images and an early map of California. Rough cut edges. Corners bumped and edges mildly worn. An attractive copy. McGroarty was a California poet laureate, Los Angeles Times columnist and author who also served two terms as a Democratic Congressman from California. ; 8vo .

$28.00

Laast of the Great Scouts: The life and story of Col. William F. Cody  (Buffalo Bill) As told by his Sister Helen Cody Wetmore.
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Laast of the Great Scouts: The life and story of Col. William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) As told by his Sister Helen Cody Wetmore.

By Wetmore, Helen Cody

Chicago & Duluth: Duluth Press Publishing Co.. Fine. 1994. Reprint. Hardcover. Green cloth, no dust jacket as issued. 296 pp. Frontispiece and black and white plates from photographs. From the series: The west as it was. Originally published in 1809. An exceptionally nice copy. Helen Cody Wetmore writes an affectionate biography that recalls both the man and the legend, his colorful personality and ironic wit, as well as his celebrated international status. ; 8vo .

$20.80

Lincoln ; Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 Speeches and Writings 1832-1858
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Lincoln ; Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 Speeches and Writings 1832-1858

By Lincoln, Abraham & Don E. Fehrenbacher

Library of America. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0940450437 . Hardback VG Blue cloth stamped gilt border and title on spine. First Edition. A first printing. Clear protective cover. " Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural law practice to national prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery advocate and defender of the constitution. included are the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates, perhaps the most famous confrontation in American political history." ; Library Of America; 8.1 X 5.2 X 1.3 inches; 898 pp pages .

$15.00

Lincoln ; Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 Speeches and Writings :  1859-1865
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Lincoln ; Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865

By Lincoln, Abraham

Library of America. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0940450631 . Hardback F\NF Blue cloth stamped gilt border and title on spine. First Edition. A first printing. Clear protective cover. " Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader. His clear, beautiful, and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation’s. " ; Library Of America; 8.1 X 5.2 X 1.4 inches; 788 pp pages .

$12.00

The Colony The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
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The Colony The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai

By Tayman, John

Scribner. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 074323300X . Signed by author. Signed and inscribed on the title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 421 pp. Notes and Index. Slight lean; discoloration inside the back cover. Remains and attractive copy. "From 1866 through 1969, the Hawaiian and American governments banished nearly 9,000 leprosy sufferers into exile on a peninsula on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. ...Tayman has created a fitting monument to the strength and character of the castoffs in particular, and human beings as a whole. B&w photos. " From Publishers Weekly. ; 9.2 X 6.2 X 1.3 inches; 421 pages .

$16.00

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