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Mr. Daniels and the Grange

by Sloane, Eric and Anthony, Edward

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Published
1968
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968. 119pp. Red cloth, gilt spine lettering. Both book and unclipped dust jacket are in near fine condition. SIGNED by Eric Sloane and dated 1968 on front free endpaper. Illustrations by Eric Sloane, photos, description and historical background by Edward Anthony in a well-organized format. Foreword by Stewart Udall, Secretary… Read more
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Homes of Old Woodbury

by Old Woodbury Historical Society

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Published
1959
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$30.00

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Woodbury, CT: The Old Woodbury Historical Society, 1959. 264pp. Tan stiff wraps. Waterstain to front cover only, contents are clean and unblemished, title has been neatly handprinted on spine. Illustrated throughout with homes of Woodbury, and also including homes in Washington, Bethlehem, Southbury, Oxford and Roxbury Connecticut. A good historical photographic record.. First Edition.… Read more
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Leaves from a War Correspondent's Diary

by Gaskill, Gordon

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Published
1946
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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New York: The American Magazine, 1946. 16pp unpaginated. String-bound stiff cardboard, pasteon label, author's signature on front cover could be facsimile. Text is facsimile typwritten pages with occasional marginal notes. Excerpts from Gaskill's coverage of the Near East during World War II as a correspondent of The American Magazine. . First Edition. Soft Cover.… Read more
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The Pilgrims' Party

by Lowitz, Sadyebeth and Anson

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Published
1932
Condition
Very Good
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$50.00

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Approx. 80pp unpaginated. Pictorial boards. Half-inch abrasion along edge of front board, other Ight wear, contents mildly age-toned and clean. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by authors and illustrator on dedication page. Illustrations accompany text throughout.. Signed by Author and Illustrator. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Anson Lowitz. Oblong 8vo.… Read more
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With Kennedy

by Salinger, Pierre

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Published
1966
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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Garden City, New Y Ork: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1966. 391pp. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on half-title page. Black cloth, tan spine backing. Faint spotting to spine, small abrasion to rear endpaper, text is clean and binding is tight, and book is overall sound.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo -… Read more
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Views from the Bunker Hill Monument (1846 Guide Book)

by Haskell & Moore Publishers

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Published
1846
Condition
Good
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$165.00

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Boston: Haskell & Moore, 1846. 12pp. Pink printed wraps, stitched binding. Minor shelfwear, several spots to front cover and first pages, wraps separated from text but present; booklet is still in overall complete condition. This is the second edition of this guide book which was originally published in 1844. Construction of the Bunker Hill Monument was… Read more
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An Account of the European Settlements in America. - 2 Volumes

by (Burke, Edmund)

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Published
1770
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Fifth Edition , with Improvements
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$400.00

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London: J. Dodsley, 1770. 324, 308pp. Modern half-bound speckled calf, marbled boards, 5 raised bands, red leather spine label, gilt lettering, 2 folding maps. Covers are in near fine condition, contents mildly age-toned, both folding maps in very good condition. A handsome set. Howes B-974.. Fifth Edition , with Improvements. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo -… Read more
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Houghtaling's Salary List of United States Officials.

by Houghtaling, C.E.

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Published
1885
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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Albany, NY: Chas. E. Houghtaling, 1885. 128pp. Maroon leatherette stiff wraps, gilt lettering. Light wear to cover, occasional light foxing to interior, and book is in very good condition. A very comprehensive listing of United States officials and their salaries, from the President and Cabinet members, to mid-level and lower ranking positions including inspectors, collectors, clerks,… Read more
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Stride Towared Freedom ; The Montgomery Story

by King, Martin Luther Jr.

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Published
1958
Condition
Good
Edition
First Paperback Edition
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$55.00

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New York: Ballantine Books, 1958. 190pp. Mass market first paperback edition. Light wear to cover, slight corner crease, contents age-toned, binding is tight. Dr. King's early implementation of non violent resistance.. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Mexican War and Its Warriors; Comprising a Complete History of All the Operations of the American Armies in Mexico

by Frost, J.

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Published
1848
Condition
Fair
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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New Haven and Philadelphia: H. Mansfield, 1848. 328 pp +11 Brown embossed cloth, gilt spine lettering and decoration, color frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations. Spine chipped at head and tail, covers edgeworn, slight fading, rear free endpaper missing, foxing and scattered dampstaining to contents. Binding is tight, and text is complete. . First Edition. Hard Cover.… Read more
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Voyage de M. Le Chevalier de Chastellux en Amérique

by Chastellux, François-Jean

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Published
1786
Condition
Very Good
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$425.00

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Paris: R. Le Franq, 1786. 136pp. Three quarter vellum modern marbled binding. Book is in unworn, sound condition. Possibly a pirated edition published after the 2 volume edition published the same year.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Williamsburg, Virginia: Colonial Williamsburg, 1939. Full leather, leather spine label with gilt lettering. Moderate edgewear to boards, chipping along spine. Contents are sound. Reprint of the 1742 edition. Illustrated.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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$25.00
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George Washington, The Rebel & The Patriot 1762-1777 (Volume II Only)

by Hughes, Rupert

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Published
1927
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: William Morrow & Company, 1927. 694pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spine darkened, corners sound condition, cover and contents are in clean and sound condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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New Haven: Maltby, Goldsmith and Co.and Samuel Wadsworth, 1818. 567, 548pp. Three quarter green morocco with marbled boards and endpapers, 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt scrolling to spine, top edges gilt, silk ribbon bookmarks, engraved frontispiece to Volume I, former owner's bookplate on front pastedowns. Both volumes are in sound condition, minor scattered foxing, contents mildly… Read more
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Voyages de M. le marquis de Chastellux dans l'Amérique Septemtrionale dans les années 1780, 1781, & 1782. (Volumes 1 and 2)

by Chastellux, François Jean marquis de

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Published
1786
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$550.00

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Paris: Prault, 1786. 390, 362pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine lettering and ornamentation, leather labels, marbled endpapers and edges. 2 folding maps, 3 folding plates. Light wear, offsetting to endpapers and slight occasional foxing, text is overall clean and the binding is tight. Chastellux served under the command of General Rochambeau during the US War of… Read more
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Chicago: Rand, Mcnally & Co., 1876. 44pp, 20 x 13 1/2 inch colored folding map. Green cloth, gilt lettering. Light wear, text is lightly age-toned, no front free endpaper, former owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, folding map is very good condition. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Map.
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The Picture of New York; or The Traveller's Guide, Through the Commercial Metropolis of the United States.

by (Mitchell, Samuel) A Gentleman Residing in This City

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Published
1807
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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New York: I Riley and Co., 1807. 223pp. Modern red goatskin binding, 4 raised bands, leather spine labels,gilt lettered, marbled endpapers, map not present. Joints lightly worn, text is mildly age-toned and occasionally lightly foxed, but overall sound, binding is tight. This book is considered to be the first guidebook of New York. Mitchell served in… Read more
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Lafayette in America in and ; or, Journal of Travels in the United States.

by Levasseur, Auguste

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Published
1829
Condition
Good
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$250.00

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New York: White, Gallaher & White et al., 1829. 227, 284pp. Ex library with usual markings, rebound in green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Covers are sound, interior is age-darkened and lightly foxed, binding is tight, former owner's name in pencil on title pages. The author's observations while he was travelling with Marquis de La Fayette… Read more
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Journal d'un voyage fait dans l'intérieur de l'Amerique septentrionale .(Volume I only)

by (Anburey, Thomas)

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Published
1793
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$200.00

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Paris: La Villette, 1793. 336pp. Later binding paper over boards, half bound decorative paper, paper spine label, decorative endpapers, one folding map and one folding plate, engraved frontispiece, autograph letter signed pasted in, bookplate of Rowland Hazard on front pastedown. Light shelfwear, very light scattered foxing, contents mostly clean and sound, binding is tight. A handwritten… Read more
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees,Orme, and Brown, 1818. iiv, errata, 462pp. FIRST EDITION. Disbound, foxing, endpapers missing, text is complete and binding is holding well. Could be rebound. Unflattering picture of the western frontier" (Howes F-65). First Edition. Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$35.00