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    A Sermon, Preached November 26, 1829 by Choules, J. O

    Providence, RI: H.H. Brown, 1830. Wraps. Cream wraps. Very good. 27 pages. 22 x 13.5 cm. A thorough historical narration of the Second Baptist Church, by Reverend John O. Choules, in Newport, at the Second Baptist Church beginning with the secession from Dr. Clark's church in Providence 1656 to 1829. In December 1829, the church Deacons voted to thank Reverend Choules and request a copy for press, of the sermon, preached on Thanksgiving day. Discernible fold at center, covers stained, interior foxed. Closed tear to head and tail of spine, holding well with sting binding intact. 4 to 5 corners folded 1 to 2 cm., not affecting text.


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    Journey to Pleasant Hill, Vol I and Vol II by Norman D. Brown, Editor

    First Edition Maroon Half-Leather. #411 of 500 copies. This is Illustrated by John Groth. This limited editon in two volumes, is in a beautiful slip cased, with red leather spines and buckram covered boards. Paper labels on spines and front boards. Volume one is signed by the editor, the illustrator and by O. Scott Petty, the author's Grandson, who wrote the introduction.


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    IOWA AND THE REBELLION by Lurton Dunham Ingersoll

    The book is a first edition and in close to mint shape for an Antiquarian book. The cover and binding are in great shape, as seen from the pictures. The first few pages do have slight staining and the last page has a rip at the seem towards the bottom. Those are the only issues I can see.


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    Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker : A Story of Carolina Friends in Civil War Times by Hinshaw, Seth B

    Friends United Press, 1982. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Seth B. Hinshaw, Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker: A Story of Carolina Friends in Civil War Times, Friends United Press, 1982, First Printing. Textured cream paper covers with cameo portrait on front, 8vo, xii, 176 pp with notes, bw photos, handwritten family tree [by Mary Edith Hinshaw]. Very Good: corner bumped, light scuffing, po sticker on rear fep, no markings.


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    Black, Red and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territory, 1870-1907 by Burton, Arthur T

    Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1991. 8vo size maroon clothbound hardcover; 304 pages including a section of black and white photographs in the back of the book. Black and white illustrated frontispiece of Lighthorse. Contents include: Dick Glass the Notorious Whiskey Runner Ned Christie: Las of the Cherokee Warriors Cherokee Bill: Toughest of Them All Henry Starr: Star Bandit Buss Luckey: Train Robber Rufus Buck Gang: Terror Unleashed Seminole Lighthorse: Wewoka Justice Grant Johnson: The Freedman Marshall Zeke Miller: Outstanding Legacy Appendix - Photo Section- Modern Day Lawmen Address label on fep; embossed stamp on fep and half title page; small tacky area on fep where sticker was removed. Thanks for shopping with us! 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and lifelong learning.. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Conservative Ordeal: Northern Democrats and Reconstruction, 1865-1868 by Gambill, Edward L

    Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.: The Iowa State University Press, 1981. Hardcover in very good condition; the jacket (in good condition) is lightly marked, sunned and worn with one or two nicks to the edges. Printing error on the jacket front and spine - title states 1869 instead of 1868. Minor marks, bumps and wear to the hardcover edges. Pages are clean and sound; text is clear. CM. Hardcover. Very Good. Used.


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    Sketches from My Life, Copyright Edition by Pasha, Admiral Hobart (Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden, 1822-1886)

    Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1887. SEE PHOTOS. A gorgeous copy of the scarce FIRST CONTINENTAL EDITION (Todd & Bowden #2440). Very Fine condition -- unusually fresh and attractive. Beautifully bound with brown morocco spine and corners, lettered in shiny gold over a handsome red leather spine label. There are six gilt-decorated raised bands on spine. Sharp corners. Hinges are perfect. All edges are red speckled. Pages are creamy white, clean, crisp and unmarked. NO foxing. 4.5" wide by 6.25" tall. In 1996, Broadfoot CIVIL WAR BOOKS, A PRICED CHECKLIST valued the First London Edition at $500.00, and First American Edition at $400.00. But Broadfoot didn't mention this First Continental Edition, which was issued the same year as the American. NOT a library discard. NO owner's name or bookplate. Autobiography of Admiral Hobart Pasha (Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden, 1822-1886) a British Royal Navy officer, and winner of the Victoria Cross. Recounted here are his service to England, adventures as a blockade runner during the Confederate War, experiences tracking down slavers, fighting for the Ottoman Empire, etc. Among the chapter titles are: Perils by Sea and Land: Rio de Janeiro; Slaver Hunting; In the Baltic; Blockade-Running; A Visit to Charleston; Never Caught!; Richmond during the Siege, The Land Blockade, I Enter the Turkish Navy; The War with Russia, Sport in Turkey; etc. Frontispiece portrait. Nevins, CIVIL WAR BOOKS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY 226: "A highly interesting, frank, and authoritative account by a successful blockade-runner." Harwell, IN TALL COTTON, THE 200 MOST IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE BOOKS 91: "Very interesting, forthright account of a successful blockade runner." Coulter, TRAVELS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES, A BIBLIOGRAPHY 236: "As part of an exciting life, the author became a blockade runner during the Civil War, using Wilmington as his port of entrance. In 1863 he made a train trip from this port to Charleston and the following year to Richmond. Both experiences are recorded.". First Continental Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine condition. 288pp.


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    Whaling Will Never Do For Me: The American Whaleman in the Nineteenth Century by Busch, Briton Cooper

    Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1994. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Cloth Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 265 pages with a Bibliography, a General Index, and an Index of Whaleships. Map on front endpapers.


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    Plow-Horse Cavalry by Robert S. Weddle

    First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 210 pp.incl.index; HB quarter-bound grey & maroon w/gilt lettering. Map endpapers w/clean, tight pages. Slipcase grey cloth w/no title; Signed, slip-cased, limited edition; #192 of 200. certified copies. photos throughout. Signed by Author. Story of the Confederate Soldiers from east Texas.


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    Recollections of Mexico by Waddy Thompson, Esq

    1847, Second Edition. An interesting account of Mexico by Waddy Thompson (1798-1868), who served as the U.S. Minister there for two years, 1842-1844, and who reached several important agreements with the Mexicans, including one that would no longer exclude American immigrants from California. He writes about life and culture in Mexico, yellow fever, Santa Ana's career, the Alamo, Kendall's expedition and "Texian Conflicts," among other things.Slight rubbing along joints. Hinges tight. Widespread mild foxing, not interfering with legibility of text. Original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering. Label from Social Library of the town of Wiscasset pasted inside front cover. Sabin 95537; Graff 4137.


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    The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 by Richardson, Heather Cox

    U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 2001. First edition (NAP). Maroon cloth, gilt titles. 'What killed Reconstruction?' According to the pub's publicity materials (laid in), it was tne North's abandonment of African Americans after the Civil War. Author has been Associate Professor of History at MIT. A very readable account of this topic, with extensive Chapter Notes. A fine copy in like DJ. 3112 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.


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    BILLY THE KID: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY. by TUSKA, JON

    Westport: Greenwood Press, [1983]., 1983. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Green cloth, xvi, 235 [2] pp., frontispiece, preface, appendices, index. Book provides much additional bibliographical information on Billy the Kid. Includes information on historical and fictional sources, Billy the Kid in film, the legends of the Kid, miscellaneous information, a chronology of events in the life of Billy the Kid, and much more. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.


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    A Resume of the Services of the 128th Regiment New York Volunteers, from Sept. 4, '62 to Jan. 1, '64 : with a List of Losses by [Civil War; New York]

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Printed At the Gazette and Comet Book and Job Office, 1864. Wraps. Very good condition. A Southern imprint recording the Civil War service of a New York volunteer regiment from Dutchess and Columbia counties, which was mustered for 3 years service in September of 1862, departing the Hudson River town of Hudson NY on the steamer 'Oregon'. Company H consisted of men from Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Beekman. The 128th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, nicknamed Old Steady, was first attached to the defenses of Washington DC; then moved to New Orleans, taking part in the siege of Port Hudson, and then proceeded to Baton Rouge. They fought at Monett's Ferry, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. They mustered out in July of 1865 at Savannah. 8vo, 15pp. Printed pink paper wrappers, with the seal of the 128th at the front wrapper. Tide mark in upper right corner, wrappers somewhat dusty. OCLC: 21738894 (2 copies), Brown University, and the Historic New Orleans Collection.


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    Building and Ruling the Republic with Lives of the Presidential Candidates by Boyd, James P

    Philadelphia, PA: J. C. McCurdy & Co., 1884. Hardcover. Fair/None. Brown cloth boards stamped with gilt and black decoration and black titling on front cover and spine, rubbed and stained, esp. on back. Extremities badly rubbed; spine ends frayed. Corners bumped. Hinge cracked at last page. That last page and rear end papers are chipped along edge. Owner's name and address in pencil on pastedown and decorative script inked on ffep, also in pencil on verso and pencil calculations on ffep and a fep; no marginalia or underlining. light foxing on title page and periodically throughout. Front hinge cracked and shaky. 8vo. BOOK INFO: Contents in four parts, I. Building: (Geographically, Politically, Industrially); II. Ruling: (Nationally, and By States Through Parties); III. Living Questions: (Civil Service Reform, Polygamy, Prohibition, Protection and Free Trade, Surplus Revenue); and IV. Lives of the Candidates: (For President and Vice-President, 1884). The Democratic side of the campaign is paginated separately as an additional 67 pp. of Part IV. With as engraving of the White House as frontispiece, protective tissue intact. B&W illustrations. U.S. History; American History; Campaign of 1884; James G. Blaine; John A. Logan; Hon. Stephen Grover Cleveland; Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks; U.S. Politics


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    The Reviewers Reviewed ; A Supplement to the "War Between the States," Etc., with an Appendix in Review of "Reconstruction," So Called. by Alexander H. Stephens

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. First printing. Hardcover. Fair. Alexander H. Stephens. The Reviewers Reviewed ; A Supplement to the "War Between the States," Etc., with an Appendix in Review of "Reconstruction," So Called. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1872, First printing. Pebbled brown cloth hc with blind-stamped borders, light yellow endpapers, 274 pp with index [6 pp ads]. Fair/no DJ: covers bumped and worn with dampstaining to back, ex-library bookplate with minor markings, light foxing/soiling, rear pages creased.


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    150 Years Of North American Railroads by Fitzsimons, Bernard

    Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books. Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket. 1982. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 0890095345 . 007142: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Book has whited-out prior owner's name at bottom of inside front cover; otherwise would have classified book as in Fine condition. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked (other than whited-out area), brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Covers the whole 150-year history of the world's most formidable transport system, from the pioneering days of the last century to the age of Amtrak and Conrail. The heroic feats of the builders and the machinations of the 'robber barons', the glamour of the great passenger trains and the workaday grind of the mighty freights are described and illustrated in a fascinating record of human enterprise and technological progress.": 9.5 x 12.25 in.: 224 pages .


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    Season of Fire: The Confederate Strike on Washington by Judge, Joseph

    Berryville, VA: Rockbridge Publishing Company, 1994. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 300 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Very clean inside and out. Buff fabric covered with gilt title on spine. From the back cover: "Season of Fire is the most complete and dramatic study to date of Early's invasion of the north and battle of Monocacy--an engagement that may well have saved the Nation's Capitol from capture." Record # 30397


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    Upstairs & Downstairs In A Victorian Dolls' House by Moe, Mary Hamilton (Rhymes)

    Hamilton Cottage Press. Very Good. 1975. Presumed First Edition. Soft Cover. 005367: "A Child's Introduction to Great-Grandmother's Way of Life." LCCN# 75-34603. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has small stain near edge of inside back cover and edge of last page; otherwise no writing or marks found. Corners/edges of covers are lightly softened. Book's covers are yellow and white striped, with black lettering and illustrations. : 8.5 x 11 in.: 14 pages .


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    Billy the Kid by Jon Tuska

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983. Hardcover (green cloth). No dust jacket. First Edition. Biography and bibliography. Popular Culture Bio-Biographies. No markings in text. 35 pp., photos, index.


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    Those Wonderful Old Automobiles by Clymer, Floyd (Author) / Rickenbacker, Captain Eddie (Foreword By)

    New York, New York: Bonanza Books. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1953. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 006628: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. LCCN# 53-9010. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket has a couple of small edge cuts. "With over 600 photographs, jokes, cartoons, ads, songs, & fond memories of American cars of yesterday. This new book will prove every bit as fascinating, filled with entertaining memories for the middle-aged and amusing surprises for the young. ": 8.75 x 11.25 in.: 212 pages .


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    Hill County (Texas) Trilogy by Harold B. Simpson

    Full Brown Leather Binding  with brown leather inside front and back covers. Gold gilt lettering on front and spine, 121 pp. Three essays on Hill County, Texas, dealing with its part in the Mexican War, the 1860 census, . The Fort Graham Affair, and the Confederate reunion grounds. many photos, index. Signed by author.


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    Industrial Studies (United States) by Allen, Nellie B

    Boston, Massachusetts: Ginn And Company. Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1910. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 004006: No Jacket as Issued. Boards are olive green with black printing and embossed rectangles on front and spine. Has a faded white library marking on spine and school name (Sisters Of St. Francis) on front flyleaf. Back cover is spotted/stained. Pages are clean, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Ex-Library: 5.25 x 7.5 in.: 335 pages .


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    The Day Dixie Died: Southern Occupation 1865-1866 by Goodrich, Thomas and Debra

    Stackpole Books, 2001. First edition and printing. Enthusiastically signed and inscribed by both authors on title page. With various B&W photos and illustrations in text, Numerous quotations from various historical participants. Endnotes and Bibliography included. Authors have written various other books on American history and the West. Book very good plus but authors may have caused some mibnor ink transfer/moisture damage to title page when signing the book. DJ near new with mild shelfwear. 312 pp.. Signed by Authors. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Carroll College: The First Century, 1846-1946 by Langill, Ellen

    Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1980. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 0916120066 . 013914: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a New Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket is complete but has some well-repaired edge cuts. Book is in Fine condition; boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Forward is by Robert V. Cramer; Preface is by Merle Curti. Carroll College is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Content Chapters include: To Civilize a Heathen Frontier * Princeton on the Prairie * The Savage Years: 1850-1863 * Rankin and Reconstruction: 1865-1879 * Trial by Fire - The Search for Financial Security During the 1880s and '90s * Patron, Patriarch, and Protector: The Academy and College Under Rankin's Leadership: 1881-1910 * Carrier's College: 1904-1917 * From Armentieres to 'Army' Armstrong: The College in War and the 1920s * All We Have to Fear: The College in the National Depression * The World in Flames: The College From 1939 to 1946.: B&W Photographs: 7.5 x 9.75 in.: 223 pages .


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    McClellan's own Story: the war for the Union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to it and them. by McCLELLAN, George Brinton

    1887 1st ed George McClellan Own Story Union General Civil War Slavery Lincoln "The Union, which can alone insure internal peace, and external security to each State, Must and Shall be Preserved, cost what it may in time, treasure, and blood." – George B. McClellan A rare first edition of George B. McClellan's "Own Story" which wasn't published until 1887, after his death. McClellan used this work as a platform to defend his conduct, actions, and decisions during the Mexican-American War and Civil War. This book includes letters to his wife, in which McClellan reveals his pride as a general as well as his feelings toward war. Some of the most important inclusions in this work are McClellan's views on the causes and reasons for the Civil War, noting slavery and the Lincoln-Douglas debates as primary causes, but he blamed the South as the culprit for causing the uprising, rather than putting any blame on the North. Per Eicher, "This is in large part a reworking of McClellan's 'Letter of the Secretary of War'…offers a biographical sketch of McClellan, a treatise on the causes of war…the value of this work is reduced to a historical reflection of his psychology in the early chapters." This book also has interesting letter correspondence between McClellan and Abraham Lincoln, in which Lincoln questions McClellan's decisions and reasoning for not following Lincoln's tactical plans. "Wherein is a victory more certain by your plan than mine? Wherein is a victory more valuable by your plan than mine? In fact, would it not be less valuable in this: that it would break no great line of the enemy's communication, while mine would? In case of disaster would not a retreat be more difficult by your plan than mine?" – Abraham Lincoln, to McClellan (p. 229) Item number: #5701 Price: $399 McCLELLAN, George Brinton McClellan's own Story: the war for the Union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to it and them. New York: Charles Webster, 1887. First edition Details : · Collation: Complete with all pages o [ix], 678, [2] · References: Nevins II, 73; Eicher 539 o Nevins: "Defensive in tone, the volume covers only the period of McClellan's generalship" · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 5701 Photos available upon request.


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