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The Discovery of the Great West: La Salle

By Americana) Parkman, Francis

New York: Rinehart. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1956. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. A beautiful copy of this reissue of "an American classic of adventurous exploration from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico in the seventeenth century." .


The Musket and the Cross (Signed First Edition)

By Edmonds, Walter D.

Boston: Little, Brown. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED twice, once on the title page, and also signed and inscribed opposite the title page. A chronicle of colonial America from its earliest history to the early eighteenth century, the focus of which is the protracted conflict between the French and English for possession of North America. Book would be fine save for a previous owner's name and address on the front endpaper. Dust jacket spine is very slightly sunned. Uncommon signed, particular in this condition. .


1896: The Great Campaign or Political Struggle of Parties, Leaders, and Issue

By American History) Prescott, Lawrence F.

Buffalo, NY: Matthews-Northrup. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1896. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Beautiful copy of this comprehensive look at the candidates and issues of the 1896 Presidential campaign, one of the pivotal races in U.S. history pitting William McKinley against William Jennings Bryan and gold versus silver. Embossed boards with gold and silver lettering and decorations. .


Eighty Years Progress of the United States

By American History) Various Authors

Hartford: L. Stebbins. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1868. Not First Edition; First Edition. Hardcover. A history of economic conditions and industry in the United States. Beautifully bound in green cloth with gilt titles with marbled text edges. Previous owner's name, address, and date (1888), on front endpaper. Numerous plates and illustrations. An excellent copy. .


The Story of America, 1492-1892, Illustrated

By American History) Mabie, Hamilton W. and Bright, Marshal H.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1893. 1st Deluxe Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A history of the U.S. published by subscription upon the quadricentennial of Columbus's first voyage to the Americas. The standard or trade edition offered in cloth bindings remains relatively common. However, this, the deluxe edition beautifully bound in leather with marbled endpapers is quite scarce. An extraordinarily handsome volume of 851 pages with numerous b/w engravings. The only "flaw" is the two examples of the original owner's signature on preliminary pages. .


A Visit to Cooperstown

By American History) Littell, Walter R.

Cooperstown, NY: New York State Historical Society. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1946. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. A surprisingly scarce forty-page pamphlet that features numerous photos of points of interest in and about Cooperstown, NY, with a fold-out street map of the village. A very nice copy with minor wear to the stiff paper covers in a sound binding. .


Call to Greatness (Signed First Edition)

By Stevenson, Adlai E.

New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED by Stevenson. Also laid in are a signed letter on his stationery and a signed Christmas card. A survey of a troubled world -- and heartening testimony on democracy's power to survive. Excerpts from the Godkin Lectures delivered by Stevenson at Harvard University, March, 1954, which according to newspaper reports, drew large, enthusiastic crowds. An analysis of America's place and mission in the posst-WWII world by one of the great intellects of the time. .


Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California

By Field, Stephen J.

New York: Da Capo Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1968. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Hardcover. A superb copy of this fascimile reprint. A future Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court recounts California at the height of the Gold Rush. .