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As He Saw It
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As He Saw It

By Elliot Roosevelt

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards.There are also stains and some fading in all the areas of the cover boards. The edges are very worn as well. The corners are bumped too. The previous owners signature is written on the back of the front end page. The pages are just beginning to tan and yellow. "My husband was always interested in history and always felt that human beings should use the happening of the present as guides to the future. I know that he would have wanted everyone to write their impressions and their ideas, hoping that each would be valuable in achieving the final objective of a better understanding among the peoples of the world, and the shaping of better tools for keeping the peace...." - Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt from As He Saw It

$122.26

The Bicentennial Guide to the American Revolution: (Three Volume Set)  Volume I: The War In The South, Volume II: The Middle Colonies, Volume III: The War In The South
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The Bicentennial Guide to the American Revolution: (Three Volume Set) Volume I: The War In The South, Volume II: The Middle Colonies, Volume III: The War In The South

By Sol Stember

This set of three books are in good condition. All three books have the previous owners stamp affixed to the inside of the front cover.The covers of all three books are in good condition. There is some wear on them, but not anything significant. There seems to be a little moisture damage on Volume I. The pages in the books are free of any markings. The pages are tanned and yellowed. "No man is an island, particularly when he is trailblazing through territory new to him and most particularly when he attempts to produce a work of this extent. Space does not permit me to acknowledge all the help and advice I received from numerous historical societies and their members who were in touch with me at one time or another during preparation and writing of this book. A few names, I confess, I neglected to record or lost along the way. I am thinking particularly of the Francis Marion National Forest ranger who took us to the site of the Wambaw fight and the gentlemen at the courthouse in Calhoun County, South Carolina, who finally put us on the right track to Fort Motte. To you and to others who I may have neglected to mention, my sincere apologies...." - Acknowledgements (for all three volumes of the Guide) from The Bicentennial Guide to the American Revolution This is a three book set and may require additional postage. Please contact me if you wish to purchase this set to calculate the additional postage.

$74.59

White Pillars: The Architecture Of The South
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White Pillars: The Architecture Of The South

By J. Frazer Smith

This book is in good condition. The dust jacket is in fair condition.There are slight tears on the front, back and spine of the dust jacket. It has significant stains on the entire cover. There is a marking on the front end page. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. "Here is the early life and architecture of the middle and deep South, with a thorough discussion of the technicalities of architecture and its kindred arts and crafts.In this volume the reader will journey through a wide section of the South with an architect as his guide. The whys and wherefores of living in these old houses, as well as the architecture of the middle and deep South, will be uncovered, with a thorough discussion of the technicalities of architecture and its kindred arts and crafts." - Foreword by Leicester B. Holland, White Pillars: The Architecture Of The South

$28.05

Alistair Cooke's America
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Alistair Cooke's America

By Alistair Cooke

This book is in very good condition. There is little wear on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards, and the edges have little wear also. The corners have slight bumping. There are small stains on the front end page and the first page. The pages are crisp clean, white, and free of markings. The binding is tight and solid. "This is a limited, and in one way a unique, edition of America. It is available, in its present printing, only to owners of this edition of The World Book Encyclopedia. It is unique in that it has been specially tooled and bound to complement your set. And it is for me a happy coincidence that the publishers of World Book should have chosen to set my book alongside the encyclopedia for its Bicentennial edition. For I have been associated for fifteen years with World Book as a member of the editorial board of The World Book Year Book." - A personal note on this special edition of America by Alistair Cooke, Alistair Cooke's America

$10.18

The Story Of The Declaration Of Independence
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The Story Of The Declaration Of Independence

By Dumas Malone

This book is in good condition. The front, back and spine of the cover boards has some significant wear and the edges are worn. The corners are bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned. The binding is tight and solid. "Prologue "in Congress, July 4th 1776 "The birthday of the United States of America was bright and pleasant. At six a.m. on the fourth of July, 1776, Thomas Jefferson,one of the delegates from Virginia to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia and a man who was always enormously interested in wind and weather, noted that the temperature was 68 degrees Farenheit. The wind was south-east and the mercury rose to 76 in the heat of the day, which was not at all bad for the season.Forty or fifty representatives from what had been called provinces or colonies, from New Hampshire to Georgia, had been meeting for some time in Pennsylvania's brick State House - later to be known as Independence Hall - and on this day their debates did not end till evening." - Prologue "in Congress, July 4th 1776, The Story Of The Declaration Of Independence

$39.82

History of the American Revolution
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History of the American Revolution

By Bruce Lancaster

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear to the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is some light fading of the cover boards.The pages are crisp, clean, white and free of markings. There is a stain on the edge of the pages.The binding is tight and solid. "This new edition of the American Heritage History of the American Revolution is a reason for celebration-and wonder. It testifies to the amazing vitality of the story of the founding of the United States of America. If anything, the story is more relevant today than it was when the book was published in 1958." - Foreword by Thomas Fleming, History of the American Revolution

$11.87

Treasures of the Library of Congress
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Treasures of the Library of Congress

By Charles A Goodrum

This book is in very good condition. There is little wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There is slight wear on the edges, and the corners are lightly bumped. There is light fading on the spine and top front of the cover boards The pages are crisp clean and glossy without marking. The binding is tight and solid. "After visiting your Library of Congress in this handsome book, you will feel richer than you could imagine any citizen to be. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, another building, facing the White House, is called the Treasury of the United States. But here on Capitol Hill, facing the Congress, is where you can discover the spiritual, traditional wealth of our nation, the wealth we inherit from all the world." - Treasures of the Library of Congress

$16.86

The Road To Keep
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The Road To Keep

By Elizabeth Anne Hemphill

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. The edges are clean and the corners have minor bumping.There is a personal typed letter from the author offering thanks to the owner. The front end page is signed by the author. The pages are crisp, clean and white. The binding is tight and solid. "Tthe relationship between Japan and the United States is a unique one in world history. Never before have two great countries of East and West had such a close, diverse, and manifold contacts. A quarter of a century ago they met in the largest war ever fought between an Eastern and a Western nation. Today they enjoy the largest trade that has ever flowed between any two nations separated from each other by an ocean. They share the same national sport - baseball. They also share many political institutions. Their cultural influence on each other is great. Their relationship is a harbinger of what the world may become when all the nations of the world have established mutually beneficial bonds across differences of historical Background and culture." - Foreword - Edwin O. Reischauer, The Road To Keep: The Story Of Paul Rusch In Japan

$14.50

The Episcopal Church
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The Episcopal Church

By George Hodges

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also a few stains on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards also have wear, and the corners are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned and the binding is tight and solid. "And Phillip said, Undersandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I except some man should guide me? - Acts viii.30, 31." "1. One of the purposes fro which the Church exists is to do for all of us what Phillip did for the man of Ethiopia. The Church is meant to be our guide. The book, which we are reading, has more in it than the Ethiopian's book, which probably contained only chapters of Isaiah. It is larger even than the Old and New Testaments together. It includes the book of Holy Scripture, and the book of Nature, and the long commentary on them both which is written by experience. It is the book of life." - The Doctrine Of The Church, The Episcopal Church

$50.00

The Draft Proposal Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America otherwise known as The Episcopal Church Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David
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The Draft Proposal Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America otherwise known as The Episcopal Church Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David

By The Church Hymnal Corporation

This book is in very good condition. The cover has no wear the edges are clean as well as the corners. The previous owners signature and title are written on the inside of the front cover board. His seal is affixed to the title page. There is a slight tear on the front end page and some wrinkling on the page also. The pages are crisp, white and clean. The binding is tight and solid. This Draft Proposal was presented to the General Convention of 1976 by the Standing Liturgical Commission in compliance with the directions of the General Convention of 1973. The previous owner was the Deputy to the General Convention of 1976. This book is rare and was only published for the convention. "It is a most invaluable part of that blessed "liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free," that in his worship different forms and usages may without offence be allowed, provided the substance of the Faith be kept entire; and that, in every Church, what cannot be clearly determined to belong to Doctrine must be referred to Discipline; and therefore, by common consent and authority, may be altered, abridged, enlarged, amended, or otherwise disposed of, as may seem most convenient for the edification of the people, "according to the various exigency of times and occasions."" - Preface, The Draft Proposal Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America otherwise known as The Episcopal Church Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David

$1625.00

Man on a Spaceship
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Man on a Spaceship

By William G. Pollard

This book is in very good condition. The front and back cover have minimal wear as well as the spine. The edges have minimal wear and the corners have hardly been bumped.The previous owners signature is written on the inside of the front cover. The pages are clean but are starting to yellow and tan. The binding is tight and solid. "No one can foretell the future. Even the most imaginative and farsighted of the men of the mid-19th century-men like Jules Verne in technology or Admiral Mahan in naval strategy-saw only in dim outline a few features of the middle of the twentieth century. We now have a range of technology that would have astonished even Jules Verne and it is by no means clear to us what the shape of the mid-twenty-first century will be. We too may see some shapes, some outlines. That is what this book is about." - Foreword, Man on a Spaceship

$14.50

The Church of England and the American Episcopal Church
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The Church of England and the American Episcopal Church

By H.G.G. Herklots

This book is as new. A missing dust cover and slight yellowing of the edges of the pages is all that is wrong with this book. "This is a pioneering kind of book, I believe, which ought to go into the kit of every bishop at the next Lambeth Conference-indeed every delegate to any Anglican meeting or any ecumenical meeting, for that matter. Canon Herklots calls it 'a study of the relationship between the Church of England and its oldest overseas child. As such he is concerned not merely with chronicling familiar (and not so familiar) material, but with relating the people and events of one Church with those of the other in ways which spread out before us the wide theatre within which Anglican unity first found itself and began exploring its appropriate forms. From the voyages of the sixteenth century to the first Lambeth Conference in 1867, he studies the relationships-among individuals, ideas, institutions." - Foreword by Stephen F. Bayne Jr. from The Church of England and the American Episcopal Church

$12.50

The Episcopal Church In The United States: 1789-1931
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The Episcopal Church In The United States: 1789-1931

By James Thayer Addison

This book is in very good condition. The cover has minimal to no wear on the front, back, spine , edges and corners. The previous owners signature is on the inside of the front cover board. The front end page has stains and some discoloration. The previous owners stamp is on the title page. There are no other marking in the book. The pages are still white, crisp, and clean. The binding is in perfect condition. "Convention Starts Today Episcopal," ran the headlines of the San Francisco Chronicle of September 26, 1949. And in the next issue it's readers learned that "San Francisco's Civic Auditorium became a cathedral yesterday for close to ten thousand Episcopalians from all parts of the world, gathered for the Fifty-Sixth General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States" For this triennial meeting there were met nearly 150 bishops and more than 600 clerical and lay deputies representing 74 dioceses and 28 missionary districts, domestic and foreign, with a baptized membership of two and a half million. It was not one of the largest Churches in Christendom, but it's influence in every State in the Union and in the lands of its overseas missions was out of all proportion to its numbers" - Prologue, The Episcopal Church In The United States: 1789-1931

$37.50

Portrait And Biographical Albums Of Midland County, Michigan
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Portrait And Biographical Albums Of Midland County, Michigan

By Champan Brothers

This book is good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine, edges and corners. There are no markings in this book. The pages are white, clean and crisp.The page edges have some water damage.The binding is tight and solid. "We Have completed our labors in writing and compiling the Portrait And Biographical Album Of Midland County, and wish, in presenting it to its patrons, to speak briefly of the importance of local works this nature. It is certainly the duty of the present to commemorate the past, to perpetuate the names of the pioneers, to furnish a record of their early settlement, and to relate the story of their progress. The civilization of our day, the enlightenment of the age, and this solemn duty which men of the present time owe to their ancestors, to themselves and to their posterity demand that a record of their lives and deeds should be made." - Portrait And Biographical Albums Of Midland County, Michigan

$25.00

Lighthouses of the United States
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Lighthouses of the United States

By Peter D. Bachelder Robert Hartnett

Lighthouses of the United States is an authoritative map and directory to over 700 standing lighthouses. Each lighthouse is located and named on a beautiful relief map of the United States. The directory provides information on each light, including year of construction, location, and whether the light is still an active aid to navigation. The map is enhanced with more than fifty illustrations by artists across America to show the beauty and variety of lighthouses. Historic notes and heroic tales compliment the map and tell the story of the lighthouses unique place in history.

$11.25

Rose Windows
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Rose Windows

By Painton Cowen

This book is in very good condition. The cover has some minimal wear on the front, back, spine, corners and edges. There is a marking on the front cover page. The pages are clean, white and crisp. "The ability to create beauty is God's greatest gift to man. And the appreciation of beauty - whether man-made or natural - is not only a joy but an active call to something much greater than oneself. At rare intervals in our lives we may experience moments of magic, when a person a place, a view, an object or a situation seems to transfix us, and we suddenly see the world in a quite different light. Such moments are often accompanied by an equally sudden 'inner expansion' and the realization that there is much more of life to be experienced, much that is unfulfilled. However unexpected the moments may be, they have a feeling of the Absolute about them. They are rare and elusive but leave us with a sense of awe and wonder which we feel is our birthright." - Rose Windows

$7.50

Gone Are The Days
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Gone Are The Days

By Harnett T. Kane

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover, front, back, spine, edges and corners. The pages inside are crisp, clean and white. "The South was the first America, older than any of the other areas that would make up the United States, predating Puritan New England or Dutch New York or the Pennsylvania of the Quakers. It was the meeting place of three great cultures - Anglo-Saxon, Spanish, and French; and several of their clashes within its borders shaped the course of New World development." - Introduction, Gone Are The Days

$12.50

The Pennsylvania - Kentucky Rifle
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The Pennsylvania - Kentucky Rifle

By Henry J. Kauffman

This book is like new. The only problem is it does not have a dust jacket. The pages inside are clean, white and crisp. The history of this nation's settlement and the expansion of its frontiers is inseparable from the rifle. This is especially true of the surge of settlers who moved into Ohio and Kentucky in the early part of the 19th century. With these pioneers went one of the necessary tools of colonization of those days, a muzzle-loaded flintlock rifle. Evolved from German arms, which were brought to these shores by early settlers, and which for a time were copied by native gunsmiths, this New World weapon met the needs of the environmentin which the American settler found himself. While this rifle found extensive use in many places other than Kentucky, it was here that its reputation was made. Researchers prior to Mr. Kauffman have used the familiar term, "Kentucky Rifle,"and made little effort to establish its true lineage. It is the theme of this book that this weapon at least deserves a hyphenated name since it was born a Pennsylvania rifle and was later married to Kentucky. Exhaustive research has been done in this book to prove that this product of 1961 Pennsylvania gunsmiths simply lost its identity when it became most closely allied with the then "new frontier," Kentucky. In documenting this belief Mr. Kauffman made detailed studies of the census records of 1850, deeds, wills, intestate inventories, and tax assessment lists of a large number of Pennsylvania counties and one Maryland county. Much information, never before known, has thus been compiled about the makers of these rifles.

$19.09

Crucible of War
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Crucible of War

By Fred Anderson

This book is in very good condition and in honor of the 100th book listed, I am offering it at 50% off. the suggested retail price. In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean - and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans had long played a central, balancing role - permanently changing the political and cultural landscape of North America. Anderson skillfully reveals the clash of inherited perceptions the war created when it gave thousands of American colonists their first experience of real Englishmen and introduced them to the British cultural and class system. We see colonists who assumed that they were partners in the empire encountering British officers who regarded them as subordinates and who treated them accordingly. This laid the groundwork in shared experience for a common view of the world, of the empire, and of the men who had once been their masters. Thus, Anderson shows, the war taught George Washington and other provincials profound emotional lessons, as well as giving them practical instruction in how to be soldiers. Depicting the subsequent British efforts to reform die empire and American resistance - the riots of the Stamp Act crisis and the nearly simultaneous pan-Indian insurrection called Pontiac's Rebellion - as postwar developments rather than as an anticipation of the national independence that no one knew lay ahead (or even desired), Anderson re-creates the perspectives through which contemporaries saw events unfold while they tried to preserve imperial relationships. Interweaving stories of kings and imperial officers with those of Indians, traders, and the diverse colonial peoples, Anderson brings alive a chapter of our history that was shaped as much by individual choices and actions as by social, economic, and political forces - Alfred A Knopf

$20.78

The Authentic Life Of William McKinley
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The Authentic Life Of William McKinley

By Alexander K. McClure & Charles Morris, LL.D.

This book is an antique and is in fair condition. The binding is loose and cracked on the inside of the front board. Dark green cloth covered boards that have significant wear on the edges, spine and corners. The previous owners signature is written on the inside of the front board. The pages are tanned and yellowed, but are still readable. Also a Life Sketch of Theodore Roosevelt and "memorial tributes by statesmen, ministers, orators and rulers of all countries"; profusely illustrated with photos, drawings and "special pictures of the Family by Express Permission from the Owners"

$50.50

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