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Horizons (with bonus Futurama pamphlet)
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Horizons (with bonus Futurama pamphlet)

By Bel Geddes, Norman

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1932. Stated First Edition, November 1932 and 1932 printed on title page. VERY GOOD+ in FAIR, price-intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and well-bound copy in unusually well-preserved black and silver hardcover. Dust jacket survives though spine is mostly perished. Pages are very good; light marginal toning but pages complete, no tears, creases or chips. All page edges tinted black. Cloth hardcover with striking design of silver and black. Cover is clean, lightly rubbed along edges, corners and spine ends, slight fray to bottom of spine. Slight toning along spine and hinges, a few small brown specks to spine. Dust jacket is clean, 4.75 price intact on front flap, but it is heavily edgeworn with significant chipping along the front top edge, half inch missing from most of top rear edge, spine mostly perished. Type on front panel is intact, flaps intact. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Boards straight and binding is firm, hinges intact, no cracks or splits. A generously illustrated "glimpse into the not far-distant future" by the designer of the 1939 New York World's Fair "Futurama." Black & white photos, plans and drawings of Geddes' sleek and innovative creations. Included is a copy of the original 24-page World's Fair "Futurama" pamphlet which measures 8-1/4 x 7." Pamphlet has some scuffing on front cover but is otherwise near fine. Book measures 8 x 10-1/2" with [xix] + 293 pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Partial. Small 4to.

$332.50

Hauntings of the Hudson Valley: An Investigative Journey
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Hauntings of the Hudson Valley: An Investigative Journey

By Dacquino, Vincent T.

Charleston, SC: Haunted America/The History Press, 2007. SIGNED 2007 First Edition. NEAR FINE soft cover, signed by the author, in black ink, on top of the half-title page. A fresh, clean and tightly bound, otherwise unmarked copy. Very slight shelf-rub to cover edges, all else fine. Binding tight, no creasing to cover spine. A fascinating, and seriously researched of 4 documented hauntings in New York's Hudson River Valley region, illustrated with black & white photos and reproductions. 6 x 9-1/4". 128 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$8.08

Creative Camping: A Coeducational Experiment in Personality Development and Social Living, being the record of six summers of the National Experimental Camp of Pioneer Youth of America
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Creative Camping: A Coeducational Experiment in Personality Development and Social Living, being the record of six summers of the National Experimental Camp of Pioneer Youth of America

By Lieberman, Joshua

New York: Association Press, 1931. First Edition. 1931 copyright; 1931 also printed on title page. AUTHOR SIGNED. Lieberman penned his name in blue ink at top of front free endpaper. VERY GOOD+ copy, clean and well-bound. No dust jacket. Faint marginal toning, pages are otherwise fresh and fine. Bound in dark green cloth hardcover with gilt spine lettering. Cover is clean, lightly edge rubbed. Binding is firm. Endpapers are toned along hinges but ends and hinges are intact and firm. Introduction by Prof. William Heard Kilpatrick A wonderful copy of an extremely scarce book. Lieberman was founder of the Pioneer Youth Camps and his Camp Robinson Crusoe located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts provided "a coeducational experiment in personality development and social living." 5 x 7-1/2"; xvii + 251 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.

$118.75

Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey
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Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey

By Sneden, Private Robert Knox (Ed. by Charles F. Bryan Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford)

New York: The Free Press, 2000. 2000 First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED BY BOTH EDITORS on title page. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE, unclipped, dust jacket. A clean tightly-bound copy with no markings (other than editors inscription). Faint toning to page and dust jacket edges; all else fine and in "as new" condition. Bound in maroon hardcover with gilt spine lettering. With diary and watercolor reproductions of illustrations and maps from four tattered notebooks only discovered in 1994:the life's achievement of a Union private and mapmaker present at many of the Civil War's greatest campaigns and a POW at Andersonville. Inscribed by editors to "Don (unreadable - Eden?) and Dick Power" on Nov 1, 2000. 8 x 9-1/2". xvi + 329 pages. Signed By Editors. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Sneden, Robert Knox. 8vo.

$26.60

Stories Behind the Stones
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Stories Behind the Stones

By Potter, Gail M.

South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1969. 1969 American Edition, printing unstated. FINE in VERY GOOD price-intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fine. Ivory cloth hardcover is fresh and unworn, gilt titling on spine bright. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped jacket is clean; edges lightly toned. The back panel of jacket is moderately scuffed with small abrasions. There are no tears or chips. Gail Potter started collecting epitaphs found in New England graveyards. Several were intriguing enough to inspire her to do depthful research, revealing a wealth of knowledge on "the lives of those who lay beneath the stones." Here she presents several of the biographies. Generously illustrated with black & white photos. 7 x 10". 244 pages, including Bibliography and Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$13.30

Alexander Hamilton: A Biography in His Own Words (The Founding Fathers)
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Alexander Hamilton: A Biography in His Own Words (The Founding Fathers)

By Hamilton, Alexander; Kline, Mary-Jo (Editor)

New York: Newsweek (Distributed by Harper & Row), 1973. 1973 Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE hardcover in GOOD price-intact dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and printed endpapers pristine. Dark blue cloth hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine, has bit of rubbing to bottom corner edges and top rear corner is bumped, otherwise cover is fine. Hinges and binding firm and straight. Unclipped jacket is clean, the color portrait of Hamilton bright. Jacket edges and flap folds are moderately rubbed with some short tears and chips. There is 5" closed tear and crease to top of the rear panel which has had a judiciously placed thin piece of tape applied which isn't really holding now. The jacket is in a clear archival protector to prevent further damage. A generously illustrated complete biography (with dozens of black & white reproductions as well as 32 pages of color) meticulously compiled from the 19-volumes "Papers of Alexander Hamilton." Introduction by Harold C. Syrett who was the Editor for "The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 7-3/4 x 10/14". 416 pages, including Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

$45.60

The Diary of a 49er
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The Diary of a 49er

By Canfield, Chauncey L. ( Editor)

Redmond, OR: High Grass Publications, 1999. 1999 reissue of the original 1906 edition. FINE softcover. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. In new condition. The diary of Alfred T. Jackson, a pioneer miner who worked on Rock Creek, Nevada County, California. "...a unique contribution to the history of the era subsequent to the discovery of gold on the flanks of the Sierra Nevada's." 6 x 9". [ xxii] + 231 pages. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Fine/Not Issued.

$46.55

The Prow of the Ship: Preachers and Preaching Over 150 Years, 1824-1974
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The Prow of the Ship: Preachers and Preaching Over 150 Years, 1824-1974

By Edwards, Robert L. (Editor)

Hartford, Connecticut: Immanuel Congregational Church, 1979. 1979. VERY GOOD softcover, INSCRIBED by the Editor, in blue ink on the title page, "For Gilbert Hart, Who grew up at Immanuel, with high regard. Robert L. Edwards Hartford October 1979." A clean, otherwise unmarked and firmly bound copy. Paper cover is clean, moderately shelf rubbed, primarily at edges and corners, no tears or chips. Page corners lightly rubbed, pages otherwise fine. Binding firm and intact, no creasing to cover spine. An anthology of "old-time preachers" from Congregational churches of Hartford, Connecticut: North Church, Pearl Street - Farmington Avenue Churches, Park Church and Immanuel Church. 13 black and white illustrations plus 1-page map of Hartford in 1899. Robert L. Edwards (1915-2006) was minister of Immanuel Congregational Church from the 1950s until 1980. 6 x 9". [xii] + 228 pages, including index. Signed By Editor. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$36.10

Early History of Webster, Dudley, and Oxford
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Early History of Webster, Dudley, and Oxford

By Macek, Paul J.; Morrison, James R

Webster, Mass.: Self-published, 2000. 2000 First Edition. VERY GOOD soft cover, inscribed by both Macek and Morrison on inside front cover, "To Ed and Betty, Hope you enjoy reading the book! Paul J, Macek / James R. Morrison." A clean, otherwise unmarked copy, firmly bound in pictorial paper cover. Book is lightly edge rubbed, tiny creates to corner tips of cover and pages. Binding firm and intact, no splits or cracks. A comprehensive and well-researched history of the Massachusetts "Tri-Town" area. Illustrated with many black and white maps, reproductions and photographs. 6 x 9"; xii +300 pages, including a detailed index.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$36.10

The Bensel Directory Co's Phoenix City Directory of 1892
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The Bensel Directory Co's Phoenix City Directory of 1892

By N/A

Phoenix, AZ: Paul Johnson Jewelers, 1971. 1971 Facsimilie of the 1892 directory. NEAR FINE. A clean, firmly bound copy. A number (01016) is stamped on the front free endpaper, there are no other markings, Pages are clean and fine, bound in a red cloth hardcover with gilt stamping on front and rear boards. Cover is fresh and unworn. There is a historical and descriptive introduction to the Directory (with 3 black and white illustrations) and directories for both Tempe and Mesa are also included. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4". Facsimile. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$18.53

Of Colonists and Commuters: A History of Scarsdale
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Of Colonists and Commuters: A History of Scarsdale

By Reische, Diana

Scarsdale, NY: The Junior League of Scarsdale, 1976. Stated First Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fine, bound in light brown cloth hardcover with gilt lettered spine. Cover is fresh and unworn. Printed endpapers with map showing Scarsdale historic sites. Color pictorial jacket is clean, slightly color faded and edge rubbed, one short closed tear at top of front panel. Book is illustrated with black & white reproductioins and photos. 7-1/2 x 10-1/2"; 156 text pages plus index and bibliography. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$20.90

The Last Real People
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The Last Real People

By Lapointe, Joseph

Mt Kisco, NY: Pinto Press, 2000. 2000 First printing. INSCRIBED by author, on title page "Best wishes / Joe Lapointe." A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages fresh and fine. Binding tight. Pictorial paper cover lightly edge rubbed, otherwise fine, with price intact on rear panel. Subtitled "Meet Adirondackers who match their mountains...the tough, caring, outlandish folk of the North Country." Illustrated with several black & white photos. 6 x 9". xvi + 169 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Reiner, Alvin (Photographer).

$18.00

An Essay on Junius and His Letters Embracing a Sketch of the Life and Character of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, and Memoirs of Certain Other Distinguished Individuals…
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An Essay on Junius and His Letters Embracing a Sketch of the Life and Character of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, and Memoirs of Certain Other Distinguished Individuals…

By Waterhouse, Benjamin

Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1831. 1831 First Edition. Very Good-. Internally near fine. Pages, all edges gilt, are clean and unmarked; slight to light foxing excepting final leaves which are more heavily foxed; a few scattered spottings; no tears or chips. Light blue endpapers. Affixed to the front pasted end is the custom bookplate of G. H. Carroll (it may have replaced an older bookplate as some residue of old paste extends beyond the plate.) Red leather cover is elaborately tooled with gilt and blind embossing on front and rear boards. Spine is titled and decorated in gilt. Cover is overall good, leather on boards only lightly worn. Gilt on boards is bright though gilt on spine has dulled and spine leather darkened and worn. Cover edges rubbed, the spine and hinges scuffed, corner tips and spine ends worn; chipping at top of spine. Binding and hinges are firm, intact and straight. Balance of title reads "with Reflections Historical, Personal, and Political, Relating to the Affairs of Great Britain and America from 1763 to 1785." Dr. Waterhouse was the first doctor to test the smallpox vaccine in the U.S. and he was a co-founder of Harvard Medical School. 5-1/4 x 8-3/4". Xvi + 449 pages. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good-/Not Issued.

$166.25

The City of New York In the Year of Washington's Inauguration, 1789
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The City of New York In the Year of Washington's Inauguration, 1789

By Smith, Thomas E. V

Riverside, CT: The Chatham Press , Inc., 1972. 1972 Edition. NEAR FINE soft cover. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy. Pages fresh and fine. Pictorial paper cover has minor wear but still near fine - clean and bright, no tears, chips or creases. Binding tight - no cracks or splits. A reissue of the 1889 edition, retaining the original typography and adding a selection of period illustrations (black & white reproductions). Introduction by Joseph Veach Noble, Director of the Museum of the City of New York. 5-3/4 x 9". [vi] + 244 pages . First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$22.80

Delaware Diary: Episodes in the Life of a River
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Delaware Diary: Episodes in the Life of a River

By Dale, Frank

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996. NEAR FINE second printing. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked soft cover. Pages fresh and fine. Color pictorial paper cover is clean and bright - very slight edge rub but otherwise fine - no tears, creases or chips. Binding tight - no splits, cracks or creases. Illustrated with several black & white photographs (many archival) plus a few maps. 6 x 9"; xiii + 203 pages, incliuding index. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$17.10

Atlanta: The Making of a World Class City

By Black, David;

Montgomery, Alabama: Community Communications, Inc., 1999. 1999 Stated First Edition. Near FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine. Maroon cloth hardcover, titles silver stamped on spine and front, has small scuff to bottom edge of front board but is otherwise unworn and sharp. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped color photographic jacket is bright and clean, with light shelf wear, one small tear at front hinge - no chips, creases or significant tears. A handsome volume alternates a contemporary view of Atlanta's business and cultural life with chapters on historic development from the 1830s on through the 1990s. Profusely illustrated with sparkling color photographs by Ron Sherman as well as many black & white archival photos. Introduction by Billy Payne; corporate profiles by Pam Baker and Virginia Parker. 10 x 13"; 447 pages. A heavy volume will require additional postage for overseas or international mailing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Sherman, Ron (Photography).

$38.00

Be It Remembered: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio
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Be It Remembered: The Story of Trinity Episcopal Church on Capital Square, Columbus, Ohio

By Klein, Lisa M.

Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Pr Inc, 2003. 2003 First Edition, SIGNED by the Author (in black ink, above her printed name on the title page). FINE in Near FINE price-intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy, firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Pages and cover fine. Binding and hinges, tight, intact and straight. Pictorial jacket fresh and complete; four small dents to front panel but no tears, chips, creases or scuffs. Jacket is in a new clear protector. Profusely illustrated history of one of the oldest congregations in Columbus (archival black &white photos, and documents plus 8 pages with color photos of the stained glass windows. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". xxii + 265 pages, including Index. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$22.80

Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco
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Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco

By Lee, Anthony W.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001. 2001 First Printing with full printing number line. FINE in FINE dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages crisp and fine, in hard cover of red paper covered boards with black cloth spine with gilt-stamped title. Cover is fresh and unworn. Pictorial jacket is clean and complete - no scuffs, tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight, A close look at San Francisco's Chinatown, merging art history with social and political history and brought alive by images (over 160 archival black & white photographs and paintings) dating from 1850 to 1950. 7 x 10-1/4". xiv + 347 pages (including index). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$32.30

The Canoe and the Saddle, Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests; and Isthmiana
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The Canoe and the Saddle, Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests; and Isthmiana

By Winthrop, Theodore

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Published 1862, 1863 printed on title page. GOOD+. A clean, firmly bound copy. The only marking is previous owner's (George Walton Ogden) custom bookplate on front pasted endpaper and neatly penned on first blank leaf. Pages are clean and supple, front edge lightly stained, otherwise fine. Bound in hardcover of brown paper with blind embossed design to all panels. The spine was originally gilt titled but due to a large chip from top of spine and dulling of remaining type, the title is no longer legible. The cover is clean though moderately edgeworn; front hinge has 1" crack at top and rear hinge a 1" crack at bottom. Despite the cracks, hinges remain firm and the book block is tight. This "novelized memoir" of the author's travels through the Pacific Northwest (California to British Columbia). Included in this volume is a 4-page partial vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon. The work was published posthumously, for Major Winthrop (1828-1861) was one of the first Union officers killed in the Civil War. The second work, "Isthmiana," was a sketch found among Winthrop's papers, a rapidly written journal of his travels in the Isthmus of Panama. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4"; 375 pages plus 1-page ad for other Winthrop titles at front of book and 16-pages of publisher ads at the end. . Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket.

$42.75

Great Houses of Washington, D.C.
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Great Houses of Washington, D.C.

By Miller, Hope Ridings

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1969. 1969 Edition. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket - with Near Fine slipcase. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy, tightly bound in hardcover of dark red and black cloth, titled in dark red on spine. Pages fresh and fine. Top cover corners bumped, otherwise book is fine. Color pictorial jacket is fresh and bright, lightly edge rubbed but no tears or chips. Color pictorial slipcase is clean and intact, slightly edge rubbed. Profusely illustrated with 44 black & white and 100 color photographs. Over 25 houses are included, including The Lindens, Hillwood, Worthington House, Tudor Place, Decatur House, Evermay, the Woodrow Wilson House, Dumbarton and Meridian House. 9 x 12"; vi + 208 pages. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine DJ and in Slipcase. Illus. by Baptie, Charles (Photographer).

$18.95

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