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Notes on the Free Quaker Meeting House, Fifth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, Built 1783-84

By Peterson, Charles E

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Ross & Perry, 2002. This book is an architectural history of the Free Quaker Meeting House on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, built by the Religious Society of Free Quakers, a small group of Philadelphia Quakers who rejected the pacifist tenets of their faith in order to support the War for Independence; the book is a reprint, with several additions, of a report originally prepared by the author, a former architect for the National Park Service, prior to the movement and restoration of the Meeting House; it includes a narrative of the construction and subsequent history of the Meeting House followed by illustrations and architectural drawings (pictorial cover with color photo of the Meeting House on the front, very slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$27.50

Menace in the West: The Rise of French Anti-Americanism in Modern Times (Contributions in American Studies)
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Menace in the West: The Rise of French Anti-Americanism in Modern Times (Contributions in American Studies)

By David Strauss

Westport, CT, U.S.A.: Greenwood Press, 1978. This is a study of French intellectuals' response to America in the 1920s which attempts to clarify the interaction between the concerns of the French observer and the dynamic aspects of American life (dark gray cloth with white lettering on front and spine; a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$39.95

Manhattan Water-Bound: Planning and Developing Manhattan's Waterfront from the Seventeenth Century to the Present

By Buttenwieser, Ann L

New York, NY, U.S.A.: New York University Press, 1987. This book is an account of three centuries of the development of Manhattan's waterfront, with case studies of the Dock Development Plan and the Chelsea piers, Riverside Park, the East River Drive, and the Vladeck Houses; although primarily a history of physical expansion, it also examines the diverse groups and individuals who influenced the forms it took; includes 35 photographs and 15 maps (blue cloth with gold lettering on spine; green dust jacket with black lettering, photo of Manhattan Island on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$24.00

Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture: Exhibition Catalog

By Hazel, Michael V. (editor)

Dallas, TX, U.S.A.: Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, 2007. This is the catalog of the Museum of Dallas County History & Culture, located in the historic Old Red Courthouse, published following the restoration of the building and the creation of the museum; the catalog includes brief articles on the building and the history of Dallas, followed by photographs of the exhibits and artifacts of the collection (yellow covers with red, gray & black lettering, photos of the Red Courthouse on the front & back; very slight edge wear, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; this is a very large volume which can only be shipped by domestic media mail without additional postage). Paper Covers. Very Good. 10 1/4" X 13 1/4".

$45.00

Extracts From the Diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer, of Philadelphia: 1765-1798

By Hiltzheimer, Jacob; Parsons, Jacob Cox (editor)

Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: William F. Fell & Co., 1893. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. This book contains extracts from the diary of an 18th century German immigrant, the editor's great grandfather, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1748, was apprenticed to a silversmith, took part in the French & Indian War, joined the City Militia during the Revolution, served as Street Commissioner, was elected to the Assembly, was active in many civic organizations in Philadelphia, including the Patriotic Association, the German Society, the Society for Promoting Agriculture, the Society for Promoting Domestic Manufactures, and the Fire Department, and kept a daily record for more than thirty years, from 1765 until his death from yellow fever in 1798 (maroon cloth with bright gold lettering on spine, repaired tear on front endpaper; historical society library bookplate on front pastedown is the only library marking; contains a few ink additions and corrections to the text, including the index; otherwise a good, clean, tight copy)

$75.00

The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania: Centennial Register 1895-2000 and Proceedings of the Society 1995-2000

By Lloyd, Mark Frazier (editor)

Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: Colonial Society of Philadelphia, 2002. Published by the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania (not Stackpole Books), this book is a record of the first 100 years of the society, founded in 1895 to celebrate events and collect and publish documents related to the settlement of Pennsylvania prior to 1700 and to perpetuate the memory of the early settlers; it includes, in addition to the documents of the society and its proceedings from 1995 to 2000, accounts of the founding of the original colonies and records of all the members of the society since 1896 and their colonial ancestors; it also includes a section of color photos of colonial era flags; 762 pages (red cloth with gold lettering, slightly cocked, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; a very large, heavy volume). Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$49.95

French Colonists and Exiles in the United States

By Rosengarten, J. G

Bowie, MD, U.S.A.: Heritage Books, 1989. Reprint. Trade Paperback. As New. This is a facsimile edition of a book originally published in 1907 by Lippincott, a study of French settlers and settlements in the United States, including early settlements, French colonies in Louisiana, Huguenot settlers, French soldiers, travellers, and exiles, settlements in the West and in Canada, French land companies, French colonies in Ohio and Pennsylvania, French settlement in Iowa, Bonapartist and Royalist exiles, and French members of the American Philosophical Society; also includes two appendices, a bibliography and a list of French place names in the United States (lamiinated paper cover with portrait of Paul Revere on the front)

$18.00

The War in Nicaragua

By Walker, William

Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.: University of Arizona Press, 1985. This is a facsimile of William Walker's account, originally published in 1860, of his invasion and conquest of Nicaragua; doctor, lawyer, newspaper editor, politician, adventurer, liberator, imperialist, Walker sailed to Nicaragua with a band of mercenaries in 1855, joined with rebel forces in a civil war, defeated the national army, seized the capital, and gained control of the country until 1857 when he was forced to leave by the U.S. Navy; after twice trying to regain control of Nicaragua, he was captured and executed in Honduras in 1860; foreword by Robert Houston (red pictorial cover, slight corner creases, otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy) . First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$25.00

The Making of Black Americans: Essays in Negro Life & History: Volume I, The Origins of Black Americans; Volume II, The Black Community in Modern America (Studies in American Negro Life)

By Meier, August; Rudwick, Elliott (editors)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Atheneum, 1969. Two volumes in one: Volume I: The Origins of Black Americans (378 pages); Volume II: The Black Community in Modern America (508 pages); includes essays by leading scholars in history, political science, and sociology (brown cloth with gold lettering; previous owner's name and date stamp on first page; glossy gray dust jacket with black lettering, slight edgewear; otherwise a fine, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$75.00

Lobbyist for the People: A Record of Fifty Years

By Marsh, Benjamin C

Washington, DC, U.S.A.: Public Affairs, 1953. The autobiography of the founder of the People's Lobby, organized in 1930 with John Dewey as President, which fought for relief and, during the New Deal and the Fair Deal, for more fundamental reforms; one section of the book deals with the rise and fall of the Third Party movement in the 1920s (black cloth with gold lettering). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Indiana Voter: The Historical Dynamics of Party Allegiance During the 1870s

By Hammarberg, Melvyn

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: University of Chicago Press, 1977. An examination of the nature of 19th century American mass voting behavior showing that substantial variation in party support followed lines of cleavage among classes, occupational groups, and places of residence (blue cloth with silver lettering, blue pictorial dust jacket with white lettering slightly rubbed along edges; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$12.50