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Maria Longworth Storer

by Moore, Constance J. and Nancy M. Broermann

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Scraps of American History
Published
2019
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9781947602335
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$50.00

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364 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photographs. The fascinating life of the founder of Rookwood Pottery, the first woman owned factory in the United States. Green cloth binding with white titles on spine, red end papers. Minor wear to cover, corners a little bumped, interior pages bright. Illustrated dust jacket with white titles on front cover and… Read more
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Enid Yandell

by Decker, Juilee

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Scraps of American History
Published
2019
Condition
Good+
Edition
Not stated
ISBN
9780813178639
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$45.00

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354 pages with index, illustrated with black and white photographs. The biography of a little known but influential Appalachian artist. Illustrated boards with white titles on front cover and spine. A little bumping of corners, interior pages bright, binding tight.
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$45.00
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This Pleasant Land

by Thomas, Max S., Edited by Jean Thomas Schaeffer

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Scraps of American History
Published
2010
Condition
Good+
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780970375827
Item Price
$75.00

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194 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs. A biography covering most of the 20th century detailing life in rural Floyd County, Virginia, by a teacher and native of the region, published after his death. Red illustrated wraps with white titles on front cover and spine. Some light edge wear to cover, reading crease near spine, interior pages bright.
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$75.00
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Father of California Wine, Agoston Haraszthy Including Grape Culture, Wines and Wine-Making

by Agostin Haraszthy; Theodore Schoenman, Editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
June 1979
Edition
Probable First Edition Thus
ISBN
9780884960928
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$15.00

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A reprint of an 1862 edition written by a Hungarian vintner and nobleman considered the founder of the California wine industry. Burgundy cloth spine over tan boards, silver titles on spine, black end papers. Cloth is spotted and faded at edges, light edge wear to cover, spine ends and corners a bit bumped, front board a little curved, interior pages… Read more
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$15.00
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Damn the Allegators

by Carter, Joseph E.; edited by W. Horace Carter

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Scraps of American History
Published
1989
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First edition, as stated
Item Price
$20.00

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199 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs and facsimile letters. The autobiography of a hard-hitting, fast paced Special Agent with the U. S. Treasury ATF Bureau, with many of his adventures in law enforcement. Bright blue cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. A little edge wear with slight bumping of corners, author signed on front… Read more
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$20.00
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George Washington Himself

by Fitzpatrick, John C.

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Scraps of American History
Published
1933
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
Item Price
$100.00

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Ex-Library. 544 pages with index, illustrated with black and white frontispiece. Another look at the life of the first President of the United States and his Revolutionary War career. Rebound library copy. Some wear to cover, especially at spine edges, corners and spine ends bumped, light spotting and scrubbing, library number on spine, old sticker and glue on back cover,… Read more
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$100.00
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I Don't Do Guilt Anymore

by Mayer, Anita Luvera

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Scraps of American History
Published
1992
Edition
Not stated
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$37.00

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Unpaginated. A fiber instructor shares her insights into weaving, design and life. Paper cover with sewn yarn binding, illustrated with black titles. A little edge wear and tanning, bottom leading corner curved, author signature on title page, interior pages a little tanned but clean, binding tight.
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William Henry Seward

by Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland

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Scraps of American History
Published
1899
Condition
Good
Edition
Early reprint
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$14.00

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New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899. Early reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 423 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and decorated half title. Standard Library Edition, American Statesmen series, edited by John T. Morse, The Civil War, Salmon Portland Chase. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Some spotting of cover, spine… Read more
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$14.00
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Charles Sumner

by Storey, Morefield

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Scraps of American History
Published
1900
Condition
Good
Edition
Early reprint
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$14.00

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New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. Early reprint. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 423 pages with index, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and decorated half title. Standard Library Edition, American Statesmen series, edited by John T. Morse. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Some spotting of cover, spine a bit darkened, a little edge… Read more
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$14.00
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The Minds of Billy Milligan

by Keyes, Daniel

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Scraps of American History
Published
1981
Condition
Fair
Edition
First edition thus
ISBN
9780394519432
Item Price
$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1981. First edition thus. Trade Paperback. Fair/No jacket. 374 pages, illustrated with black and white plate section. The story of a talented and troubled young man diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Illustrated wraps with white titles on front cover and spine. Spine cocked with reading creases, some tanning of cover, edge wear, chips at… Read more
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A Memoir of S. S. Prentiss, edited by his brother Volume 1 & 2

by Prentiss, George Lewis, editor

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Scraps of American History
Published
1855
Condition
Good
Edition
Probable First Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: Charles Scribner, 1855. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. Two volume set. Memoir of United States Congressman Seargent Smith Prentiss. Pebbled cloth binding with blindstamped borders on front covers and gilt titles on spines. Volume 1, 382 pages, shows some fading and edge wear with spotting and scurffs, corners bumped, spine ends tattered with some chips… Read more
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Vandega Seotud

by Kreem, Robert

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Scraps of American History
Published
1984
Condition
Good
Edition
Unknown
Item Price
$30.00

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London, Ontario, Canada: Elvidge Printing Co., Limited, 1984. Unknown. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 237 pages, illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. Written in Estonian and appears to be an autobiography. Illustrated blue wraps with black titles on front cover and spine. Some edge wear, spine a bit cocked, back cover scrubbed, some tanning, reading creases near… Read more
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$30.00
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Song Without End

by White, Hilda

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Scraps of American History
Published
1962
Condition
Good
Edition
Second printing
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$12.00

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New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1962. Second printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 300 pages. A fictionalized account of the romance leading up to the marriage of Clara and Robert Schumann. Ex-library. Tan cloth binding with black titles on spine. Cover a bit soiled and faded with tanning, darkening of spine, spine cocked with light crease,… Read more
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$12.00
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The Astor Orphan

by Aldrich, Alexandra

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Scraps of American History
Published
2013
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780062207937
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$12.00

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New York: Harper Collins, Publisher, 2013. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 257 pages, illustrated with small black and white photographs. The story of a direct descendant of the famous Astor family who grew up impoverished on the Hudson Valley estate of her ancestors. White boards with white cloth spine, black titles on spine, end papers… Read more
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Remembering Margaret Mitchell

by Love, Lucille Thompson, Mary Ellen DeBarbieri Kozuch, and Linda Bourgeois Davidson

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Scraps of American History
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780963424501
Item Price
$150.00

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Huntsville, Alabama: Ellen Ross Publishers1, 1992. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 191 pages, illustrated with black and white photographs and facsimile documents as well as drawings. A limited, numbered edition honoring Margaret Mitchell and her work. Number 326 of 965. Burgundy binding with photograph of Margaret Mitchell on front cover, gilt titles on front cover and… Read more
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$150.00
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Down the Colorado

by North, Mary Remsen

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Scraps of American History
Published
1930
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition, as stated
Item Price
$100.00

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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 164 pages, plus Putnam's advertising, illustrated with black and white photo plates. With an introduction by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh of the Powell Colorado River Expedition of 1871. The memoir of a ten-year-old girl and her travel with her family down the Colorado River and… Read more
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$100.00
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Guiseppe Verdi, His Life and Works

by Toye, Francis

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Scraps of American History
Published
1946
Condition
Fair
Edition
First edition thus
Item Price
$20.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 414 pages plus index, illustrated with black and white plates and musical notation. Introduction by Herbert Weinstock. A biography of the talented Italian opera composer who dominated the opera scene of his time. Brick red cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Wrinkle… Read more
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Preston Sturges, His Life in His Words

by Sturges, Preston, adapted and edited by Sandy Sturges

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Scraps of American History
Published
1990
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780671679293
Item Price
$15.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 352 pages with index and two black and white photo sections. The autobiography of the great writer and director of Hollywood's screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, put together by his wife from his detailed journals. Blue boards with red spine, silver titles on spine… Read more
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Yankee Lawyer

by Tutt, Ephraim

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Scraps of American History
Published
1943
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Special edition
Item Price
$10.00

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Chicago: The Peoples Book Club, 1943. Special edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 403 pages, illustrated with black and white photo section. A look at famous politicians and interesting people in old New York. Tan cloth binding with black title block and bands and gilt titles and decorations on spine, illustrated end papers. A little edge wear with a little… Read more
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$10.00
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In Peril on the Sea

by Bell, Robert W. and D. Bruce Lockerbie

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Scraps of American History
Published
1984
Condition
Good +
Edition
First edition, as stated
ISBN
9780385183789
Item Price
$10.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good +/good. 284 pages, illustrated with black and white photo section. The dramatic story of a group of missionaries and their children on a ship sunk by a German U-boat attack during World War II and how one man's faith led to forgiveness. Bright… Read more
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