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Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring (Library of Naval Biography)
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Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring (Library of Naval Biography)

By Tucker, Spencer C.

Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 245 pages, indexed. Hardcover with a blue and tan dust jacket. Prior owner's pencil inscription on the front flyleaf. Otherwise a fresh, clean copy.


Bound Volume of 13 Pamphlets Rare 19th Century Americana: Benjamin Banneker; Memoir of James McClurg, M.D.; David L. Swain; Gallatin Considerations on the Currency and Banking System; Edmund Randolph; Etc.

By McCaw,James B.; [and] David L. Swain; Albert Gallatin; Daniel Webster; John Thompson Brown; J. Saurin Norris; John H. B. Latrobe; Edward Everett; Etc.

Richmond, Virginia; Raleigh, N.C.; Baltimore; Washington City, et al.: Colin & Nowlan; Holden & Wilson; Carey & Lea; Charles H. Wynne; et al., 1854. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. Octavo. Variously paginated. [20; 18; xi, 82; 108; 35; 8; 32; 20; 16; 15; 12; 28; 30 pages, plus several sections from the Journal of the North Carolina Bar Association, 1903]. Hardcover bound in early 20th century 3/4 leather. Hinges are cracked but holding and the spine is perished. The binding is in poor condition. The pamphlets are Fair to Very Good. Some are foxed, and some show some browning. A couple of the titles pages may be missing, or the pamphlets may have been issued without title pages. We have a writeup of each pamphlet with full title and description given. The author and short title of each is as follows: 1) James B. McCaw. A Memoir of James McClurg, M.D. Richmond, 1854. [McClurg, 1845-1823, was an American physician, surgeon for the Navy during the American Revolution, Physician general of Hospitals of Virginia in 1777, and was 3 times the Mayor of Richmond] 2) Swain. Report of Hon. David L. Swain on the Historical Agency for Procuring Documentary Evidence of the History of North Carolina. Raleigh, [1856-'57]; 3) P. V. Daniel (Jr.). A Vindication of Edmund Randolph, Written by Himself, and Published in 1795. New Edition, with a Preface. Richmond, 1855; 4) Albert Gallatin. Considerations on the Currency and Banking System of the United States. Phil., Carey & Lea, 1831; 5) Daniel Webster. Speech Delivered... at Niblo's Saloon in New York. 1837; 6) David J. Burr and B. W. Richardson. Report on the Committee Appointed by the Board of Directors to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trade... Richmond: Printed at the Whig Book and Job Office, 1857; 7) John Thompson Brown. The Speech of..., in the House of Delegates of Virginia on the Abolition of Slavery. Delivered Wednesday, January 18, 1832. Richmond: Chas. H. Wynne, 1860; 8) J. Saurin Norris. A Sketch of the Life of Benjamin Banneker, From Notes Taken in 1836. [Baltimore], 1854; 9) JOhn H. B.. Latrobe. Memoir of Benjamin Banneker, Read Before the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore: Printed by John D. Toy, 1845; 10) B. W. Leigh. Letter from ... Esq. to the General Assembly of Virginia... (N.p., Circa 1836); 11) Edward Everett. Address of... Secretary of States, at the Anniversary of the Ame. Col. Society, 18th Jan., 1853; 12) Potter. Speech of the Hon. Mr. Potter, of Louisiana. In Opposition to the Motion Made by Mr. Benton to Expunge from the Journal of the Senate the Resolution of the 24th, March, 1834, Disapproving of the Removal of Deposits by the President. Washington City, 1836; 13) Leigh. Speech of Mr. Leigh, of Virginia, on Mr. Benton's Motion to Expunge from the Journal of the Senate the Resolution of March 28, 1834, Declaring of the President's Conduct in Removing the Public Deposites from the Bank of the United States, Illegal and Unconstitutional. Washington, 1836; 14) [Journal of the North Carolina Bar Association]. Several partial issues (about 45 page total) from 1903-04. Three sections. The second (1903) section contains, "Hon. Samuel Field Phillips, LL.D." by R. H. Battle (8 pages). A rare compilation of pamphlets. A number of these are not to be found listed for sale online.


Historic Silver of the Colonies and Its Makers

By Bigelow, Francis Hill

New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1941. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 476 pages, indexed. Hardcover in red cloth with gilt illustration on front cover and spine. Binding is soiled, shows rubbing and general wear. n Spine is sunned. Prior owner's name written at top of front flyleaf. Inner hinges secure. TExt is toned at outer edges.


A History of the Missouri Baptist General Association

By Yeaman, W Pope

Columbia, MO: E. W. Stephens, 1899. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo. 404 pages, indexed. EX-LIBRARY book with full markings. Hardcover in green cloth. Binding is moderately rubbed. White label pastedown near foot of spine. Headcap chipped. Library bookplates on front pastedown. White repair tape on inside front gutter. No front flyleaf--tape is placed directly on frontispiece. Rear gutter also has white repair tape in the gutter. Card pocket pastedown on rear flyleaf. Text is toned. SOme pages are dog-eared.


Alexander Jackson Davis: American Architect 1803-1892

By Peck, Amelia

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1992. Soft cover. Very Good. Quarto. 192 pages, indexed. Softcover in multi colour wrappers. Spine is green with white lettering. Binding is moderately worn, with some bending to the upper right corner of front cover. Text is clean.


History of Halifax County, Virginia

By Carrington, Wirt Johnson

Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1994. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. 520, (37) pages, indexed. Hardcover in blue cloth. Binding is soiled, has spots of dirt across front and rear boards. Some soiling to front flyleaf and pastedown. Occasional underlining on a couple of pages.


Eighth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of New Hampshire, for the Eighteen Months Ending Oct. 31, 1889

By Goodell, Gov. David H.; Daniel Barnard; et al.

Manchester: John B. Clarke, Public Printer, 1889. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 366, (1) pages. Hardcover bound in chocolate brown publisher's cloth. Moderate wear to the binding. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Early owner's name of "Sam'l G. Jarvis" written in pencil on the title page. Text is a little toned. The spine notes that this is Volume 8 in the yearly series.


The Harvest Years 1959-1963. (The Journals of David E. Lilienthal, Volulme V).

By Lilienthal, David E.

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 557 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in black cloth. The binding shows rubbing and wear, and the corners of the fore edge are bumped. Wrinkling to the cloth on the spine. There is a paper label on the bottom right corner of the front cover. Remainder marks on the bottom edge of the text block. A sound copy with clean text.


The Government of the United States

By Moses, Bernard

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1906. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 424 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in brown cloth. The binding shows some wear and some fading or spotting to the cloth around the edges of the binding, especially along the fore edge. A sound copy with secure inner hinges and clean text.


Roosevelt and Hopkins, an Intimate History

By Sherwood, Robert E.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 979 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in blue cloth. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. A sound copy with unmarked text. This is a Book Club Edition with the small dot on the bottom corner of the back cover.


The Story of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Baumhoff, Richard G

N.P.: N.P. Soft cover. Very Good. Daniel R Fitzpatrick. Quarto. 64 pages. Softcover in white wrappers. Binding is toned, some soiling from handling. Text is clean.


St. Louis: A Fond Look Back

By Van Ravenswaay, Charles

N.P.: N.P. Soft cover. Very Good. Quarto. Unpaginated. Softcover with Blue, white, and black illustrated wrappers. Binding is slightly foxed, some soiling from handling. Text is clean.


United States Ship (USS) Forrestal CVA-59 Deploys with the Sixth Fleet 1961 (This is Our Hometown, U.S.A., America Afloat, America Abroad)

By Bradshaw, Captain R. H. (General Chairman); [and] LCDR K. L. Kyle, Editor

Westbury, New York: Howard Wohl Associates, 1961. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. (360) pages. Blue and white hardcover with an aerial view of the ship on the front cover and with lettering in red. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. Binding is a little bumped. The spine is a little toned, and some of the laminate on the binding is peeling. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Illustrated throughout.


A Little Journey to the Home of Samuel Pomeroy Colt

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, N.Y.: The Roycrofters, 1915. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Good. 12mo. 42 pages. Soft cover bound in limp brown suede with cover titles in gilt on a dark brown background. The binding is worn but sound. There is a dark stain on the front cover just above the title, and the corners are worn and abraded, and the lower corner of the front cover is a little torn. Yapped edges, with the fore and top edges a bit darkened. The spine is sound and the covers are secure on the book. Silk moire endpapers. The text is sound and clean. This is NOT a signed edition. The colophon notes that it was published in March, 1915, which was just a couple of months before Hubbard died on the Lusitania. Scarce.


Worcester's Modern Atlas, Comprising the Following Maps. 1. Heights of Mountains. 2. Lengths of Rivers . 3. The World (I). 4. North America (II). 5. United States (III). 6. New England, or Eastern States; 7. Middle States, with Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, &c. (IV); 8. South America (V); 9. Europe (VI); 10. British Isles (VII); 11. France, Germany, Belgium, Holland &c. (VIII); 12. Asia (IX); 13. Turkey, Arabia, Persia, Hindostan, Afganistan, Egypt, Nubia, &c. (X); 14 Africa (XI).

By Worcester, [Joseph Emerson]; (Maps Engraved by H. Morse, Sc.).

Boston: Published by Hilliard, Gray and Co., 1838. Soft cover. Fair. Quarto. 14 leaves. Collates complete with all hand-colored copperplate maps. Most leaves have a separate map. The "Heights of Mountains" and "Lengths of Rivers" are together on one leaf. "North America" is on a single page, and "United States" is a double-page map. "New England, or Eastern States" and "Middle States, with Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, &c." are on a double-page map. Soft cover bound in quarter leather with printed paper covers. The binding is very worn and scuffed with some of the printed surface worn off the front and rear covers. Chipping to the edges of the binding with some damping, especially visible on the rear cover. The top of the leather spine is also damped. Undated; Worldcat notes 4 examples of this atlas by Hillard and Gray with possible dates of 1831, 1835, and 1838. The inside of the front cover has an early owner's label affixed reading "Jacob Mordecai / Hillsboro / North Carolina / August 22d, 1838 / Raleigh No. C." ~~ Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838) was a businessman from Philadelphia, Virginia and North Carolina who founded (1809) the Mordecai Female Seminary in what is now Warrenton, North Carolina. He died on Sept. 4, 1838, just weeks after this signature. In 1774, Jacob was part of a youth rifle corps and escorted the First Continental Congress from Frankford into Philadelphia. ~~ Some of the maps have short tears at the fore edge, especially the last four maps. The rear cover is heavily chipped and stained. Photos for each map available on request. We have a photo album of this atlas on our bookshop's Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books).


The Growth of the American Republic (2 Volume Set)

By Morison, Samuel Eliot; Commager, Henry Steele; Leuchtenburg, William E.

New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vos. 923; 923 pages. Two volume set. Hardcovers bound in black or dark blue leather with gilt illustrations on covers and spine. The bindings have some scuffing. Raised spine bands. Light soiling near the headcap. Text block is gilt on all edges. Marbled endpapers. Text is clean.


Killing of Karen Silkwood

By Rashke, Richard L.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 407 pages. Hardcover in black cloth with title in red gilt on front cover and spine. No dust jacket. Binding is scuffed, Front flyleaf has been removed. Fore-edge of text block shows foxing and damping. Text has no markings.


A New Universal Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in Seventy Sheets and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Seventeen Maps, Plans and Sections [68 of 69 Maps\]

By Tanner, H. S.

Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1836. Hardcover. Fair. Folio. Unpaginated. Contains 68 of 69 plates, lacking Plate LV (Russia in Europe). Hand-colored copperplate maps of the individual U.S. States and a few cities, as well as nations around the world. Bound in reverse calf. The binding is in poor condition. The front and rear boards are detached, and the text block is broken into multiple sections. An early owner had bored three holes through the text block near the spine, likely to use as a hanging atlas. The plates are toned about the edges with some damping to the fore edge of the prelims. Maps show toning and some foxing and occasional stains. The map for Spain and Portugal (Plate XLIII) is detached but present and has some tears and chips about the edges. Some of the international maps towards the rear, including that of Enlgand, have pencil notations in the margins, on the versos, and sometimes in the maps themselves. The North American maps show toning and some foxing. The U.S. city maps of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington City are present. Contains 67 of 68 maps plus the engraved ornamental title for a total of 68 of 69 plates. Obviously, the condition of the individual maps are paramount. We have a photo album of this atlas on our Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books) with each map pictured. We can provide images for individual maps upon request, but we will not sell the maps individually. This atlas came from the Mordecai collection of North Carolina and may have been used at the Mordecai Female Seminary in what is now Warrenton, North Carolina. We have another, smaller atlas signed by Jacob Mordecai, who founded the boarding school in 1809.


The Pictorial History of the American Revolution; with a Sketch of the Early History of the Country, the Constitution of the United States, and a Chronological Index. [SIGNED BY HAMILTON FISH]

By Sears, Robert

New York: Robert Sears, 1846. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 432 pages. Hardcover in decorative brown cloth. Gilt illustrations on front and rear boards. Binding has been refurbished, with a new spine but original boards. Boards show dampstaining, some rubbing down to boards, and soiling from handling. New tan endpapers. Text is toned, with foxing throughout, and dampstaining along bottom of the text block. Lacks the fold-out of the Declaration of Independence between pages 424 and 425, leaving a 7.5 inch long and 2 inch wide scrap. The section of page 419 and 430 is partially detached from the binding. This volume is signed on the front flyleaf by Hamilton Fish (1808-1893). Fish was the 16th Governor of New York (1849-1850). He was a Senator from New York from 1851 to 1857, and he was the Secretary of State under Ulysses S. Grant from 1869 to 1877. He was Grant's longest-serving cabinet officer. There is a faint pencil inscription on one of the front flyleaves which reads, "James Morris / from his Uncle H.F. / January 1, 1847." Beneath this is signed in ink, "Hamilton Fish.


Shucks, Shocks, and Hominy Blocks: Corn As a Way of Life in Pioneer America
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Shucks, Shocks, and Hominy Blocks: Corn As a Way of Life in Pioneer America

By Hardeman, Nicholas Perkins

Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State Univ Pr, 1981. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Linda M. Steele. 8vo. 271 pages, indexed. Hardcover with a tan and grey dust jacket, now in mylar. Light wear to the jacket. The front flyleaf has an ex-library ink stamp from a retirement center library and no other markings. Inner flaps of the jacket are taped down. Text is clean.


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