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  • PETERSON, Harold L.
    ARMS AND ARMOR IN COLONIAL AMERICA 1526-1783.

    Edition: First printing

    Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1956. Quarto, black cloth. (xiv), 350, (4) pp. Numerous photos and illustrations in text. Partially inked out ink inscription to front free endpaper, very light soiling to page edges, else fine. Jacket is worn - chips, tears, internal tape repairs. The book has the printed endorsement of The Company of Military Collectors & Historians. 2 kg

    Book ID: 8557
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  • SHANNON, David A., editor (Beatrice Webb)
    BEATRICE WEBB'S AMERICAN DIARY 1898

    Edition: First printing

    Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1963. Grey cloth. pp 181; biographical directory, index. Ink owner name, else fine in VG price-clipped jacket. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 48684
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  • EYGES, Thomas B.
    BEYOND THE HORIZON. The Story of a Radical Emigrant.

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Group Free Society, 1944. Black cloth. 200 pp. Light foxing to page edges, endpapers, VG otherwise. Author's memoirs of 50 years in the socialist and labour movements, by a Russia-born author. Includes a visit with Peter Kropotkin and a meeting with Trotsky.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 8260
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  • MEYNEN, Emil, editor & compiler
    Bibliography on German settlements in colonial North America, especially on the Pennsylvania Germans and their descendants 1683-1933

    Edition: First Edition

    Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1937. Tall thick octavo. pp xxxvi, 636. Index. Vertical spine creases; damp stains to fore edges with some margin penetration; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise. Text in English and German. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 41540
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  • Miller, Alfred J.
    Braves and Buffalo : Plains Indian Life in 1837. Water-colours by Alfred J. Miller with descriptive notes by the artist. Introduced by Michael Bell

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1973. Orange cloth, orange endpapers. 24 x 31 cm. pp 176, colour reproductions throughout. Fine copy. Black dust jacket has tears, rubbing, about VG in general. Miller, an unknown artist from Baltimore, went in 1837 with a party of fur traders to the Oregon country, becoming the first artist to paint the Rocky Mountains. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.; Oblong octavo 0802020933

    Book ID: 45032
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  • Miller, Alfred J.
    Braves and Buffalo : Plains Indian Life in 1837. Water-colours by Alfred J. Miller with descriptive notes by the artist. Introduced by Michael Bell

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1973. Orange cloth, orange endpapers. 24 x 31 cm. pp 176, colour reproductions throughout. Fine copy. Black dust jacket has tears, rubbing, about VG in general. Miller, an unknown artist from Baltimore, went in 1837 with a party of fur traders to the Oregon country, becoming the first artist to paint the Rocky Mountains. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Oblong octavo 0802020933

    Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 29981
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  • AKERS, Charles W.
    CALLED UNTO LIBERTY: a life of Jonathan Mayhew 1720-1766

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1964. Red cloth. pp (xiv), 285 + frontispiece portrait. Bibliography, notes, index. Yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has yellowing to spine, VG otherwise. Rev. Akers, of Boston's West Congregational Church, preached rebellion from the pulpit.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 44768
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  • WHITE, Stewart Edward
    CAMP AND TRAIL

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    1907: Musson, 1907. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black and purple, lettered in white. pp (xii), (237), [1], [1, ads], [3] + coloured frontispiece photo with tissue guard and 12 other b&w plates from photos except one which is a drawing by N.C. Wyeth. Made from sheets of the NY: Outing, 1907, first edition with cancel title leaf and Outing ads. Spine lightly darkened with light flaking to white spine lettering, VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise. A non-fiction book about camping and traveling in the bush.

    Book ID: 41655
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  • TANSILL, (Charles Callan)
    CANADIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS 1875-1911

    Edition: First Edition

    New Haven / Toronto / London: Yale / Ryerson / Oxford, 1943. Quarto, dfark blue cloth, colour endpaper maps. pp (xx), 507, indexed, map in text at front. Yellowing to page edges; small ink initials at top of front pastedown; else a fine copy. Dust jacket has a few nicks, spine very lightly darkened, else fine. Published for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, with their complimentary slip tipped in at front. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Book ID: 23831
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  • GARRITY, Richard
    CANAL BOATMAN: my life on upstate waterways

    Edition: First Edition

    Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1977. Blue cloth. pp (xiv), (224), [2]. Well illustrated with line drawings and photos. Fine in jacket. Boats and barges on the Erie Canal and the Barge Canal System in upstate New York 1918-70. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 44952
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  • SHERWOOD, John D.
    CASE OF CUBA. WITH A LETTER FROM JOHN D. SHERWOOD, ESQ., ON THE RIGHT OF RECOGNITION.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: American News Company, 1869. Octavo, 28, (4) pp, in pale green printed paper covers. Attached at inner margin of front cover is a printed message soliciting a review, addressed by hand to the editor of the Boston Journal, and with the remains of a postage stamp (long tear neatly repaired). Shallow chips to margins of covers and some text leaves (no printing affected); small holes to inner margins of covers neatly repaired with clear archival paper; soft vertical crease throughout, bottom margins of text leaves have creases; in all, a good, tight and clean copy of this fragile pamphlet. "In it is presented a clear and calm view of the questions between the Cuban revolutionists and their…

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    New York: American News Company, 1869. Octavo, 28, (4) pp, in pale green printed paper covers. Attached at inner margin of front cover is a printed message soliciting a review, addressed by hand to the editor of the Boston Journal, and with the remains of a postage stamp (long tear neatly repaired). Shallow chips to margins of covers and some text leaves (no printing affected); small holes to inner margins of covers neatly repaired with clear archival paper; soft vertical crease throughout, bottom margins of text leaves have creases; in all, a good, tight and clean copy of this fragile pamphlet. "In it is presented a clear and calm view of the questions between the Cuban revolutionists and their Spanish oppressors. The cause of Cuba, fairly presented, is one which cannot fail to enlist and hold the sympathies of the people of the United States." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

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    Book ID: 31025
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  • Italian Cultural Institute
    Chicago: 1985-2005

    Chicago: Istituto italiano di cultura, 2005. Inscribed by contributor; Card covers. pp 167, illustrated, DVD at rear. Soft crease to front cover and first two leaves, VG clean and unworn otherwise."Published with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italidea." Celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Istituto italiano di cultura. Inscribed by Francesca Valente, Director and author of the Preface. to Leon and Connie Rooke, noted Canadian literary couple. 1.1 kg parcel; Quarto; Signed by contributor

    Book ID: 53170
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  • GREGG, Josiah (1806-50)
    COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES: or the Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, During Eight Expedition Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

    Edition: First Edition

    New York & London: Henry G. Langley / Wiley and Putnam, 1844. Second issue, with the dual title page imprint. Two volumes, original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt (vaquero on front covers, Indian with bow and arrow on spines), decorated in blind, fore and top page edges untrimmed. Vol I: pp [2], (xvi), (17)-320, [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard + 2 plates + 1 folding map; 2 illustrations in text. Vol II: pp viii, (9)-318, [4] + frontispiece with tissue guard + 1 map ("Map of the Interior of Northern Mexico") + 2 plates; two vignettes in text. Rebacked, with original spines laid down (some original cloth loss at ends, but lettering intact). Vol I has…

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    New York & London: Henry G. Langley / Wiley and Putnam, 1844. Second issue, with the dual title page imprint. Two volumes, original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt (vaquero on front covers, Indian with bow and arrow on spines), decorated in blind, fore and top page edges untrimmed. Vol I: pp [2], (xvi), (17)-320, [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard + 2 plates + 1 folding map; 2 illustrations in text. Vol II: pp viii, (9)-318, [4] + frontispiece with tissue guard + 1 map ("Map of the Interior of Northern Mexico") + 2 plates; two vignettes in text. Rebacked, with original spines laid down (some original cloth loss at ends, but lettering intact). Vol I has damp staining to covers, with damp mark to upper half of text throughout, "Commerce" on spine a little rubbed, small hole to front free endpaper, some foxing, occasional mildew spots to upper margins of late leaves, corner tear to pp 207-08 with loss of only a few letters (but not sense), two margin tears neatly repaired. Vol II has endpapers renewed with period paper, some foxing but not staining, lacking first blank leaf?. The plates and tissue guards in both have tanning.The green coloured folding map (" A Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas and New Mexico Showing the Great Western Prairies") has a two inch closed tear to lower inner corner very neatly repaired and one misfold, but is otherwise nice and clean. In all, a good solid pair, no owner names, all plates & maps present. One of the landmark books of Western Americana, considered by some authorities as one of the 10 most important. "The Santa Fe Trail ranks with the Chisholm Trail in its historical importance as a place in the West, and Gregg is the classic of that trail and the commerce on it. It was written by a man who spent nine years as a Santa Fe trader and who knew the trail, the varmints and plants along it, the Indians, and his Mexican customers. He kept a diary, and his carefully recorded notes were before him as he wrote the book. It has been source material for all the other books on the Santa Fe Trail and trade." - Jeff Dykes The map, called a "cartographical landmark" by Wheat, is one of the most important of the early Southwest. Flake 3716. Howes G401. Sabin 28712.; 12mo

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    Book ID: 27894
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  • BOURJAILY, Vance
    COUNTRY MATTERS: collected reports from the fields and streams o Iowa and other places

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Dial, 1973. Octavo, cloth & boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped yellow dust jacket has very light darkening, sunning to the red author lettering, and one minor abrasion, VG.

    Book ID: 45973
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  • Lofaro, Michael A.
    Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786-1986

    Edition: First Edition

    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985. Terra cotta cloth. pp (xxiv), (204), illustrated, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has sunning to the spine, else fine.; Octavo 0870494597

    Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 26894
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  • ROSENBERG, Ethel and Julius
    DEATH HOUSE LETTERS

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Jero Publishing Company, 1953. Card covers. pp 168 + photos. Covers rubbed, corner creases, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Letters to their attorney and each other published to raise money for the future of their sons. ; Octavo

    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 44835
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  • DEDICATORY PROGRAM. Baker Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, East Aurora, New York, September 2nd to 7th, 1918

    Edition: First Edition

    East Aurora, New York: 1918. Quarto, pp 32, string tied in tan card covers printed in green and red. Numerous photos (one in colour), vingette illustrations in light green in lower margins. Light foxing to first and last page; crease to upper outer corner throughout; VG clean & uworn copy otherwise. Though not stated, this was clearly printed by The Roycrofters. Scarce.

    Book ID: 41748
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  • CASSEDY, James H.
    DEMOGRAPHY IN EARLY AMERICA: beginnings of the statistical mind

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge: Harvard, 1969. Red cloth. Index. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has light rubbing, small tears, faded spine, VG otherwise.; Octavo; (xvi), 357 pages

    Book ID: 55441
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  • BRERETON, John
    DISCOVERIE OF THE NORTH PART OF VIRGINIA

    Edition: First of this edition

    Ann Arbor, MI: University Micofilms, 1966. Octavo, blue cloth. pp [8], 48. Adds a two page Foreword for this edition. Fine copy. Facsimile reprint of the London, 1602, edition. The first English description of New England. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Hardcover; Octavo

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 39191
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  • EHLE, John
    DR. FRANK: life with Frank Porter Graham

    Edition: First printing

    Chapel Hill: Franklin Street Books, 1993. Inscribed by Author; Cloth and boards. pp (xx), 283. Many photos in text. Fine in fine jacket, and with a good personal inscription to Connie and Leon Rooke. Leon Rooke, a distinguished Canadian short story writer and novelist, was originally from North Carolina and were friends of Ehle since Chapel Hill days. "Frank Porter Graham (October 14, 1886 - February 16, 1972) was an American educator and political activist. A professor of history, he was elected President of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1930, and he later became the first President of the consolidated University of North Carolina system.Graham was an active champion of many liberal causes including academic…

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    Chapel Hill: Franklin Street Books, 1993. Inscribed by Author; Cloth and boards. pp (xx), 283. Many photos in text. Fine in fine jacket, and with a good personal inscription to Connie and Leon Rooke. Leon Rooke, a distinguished Canadian short story writer and novelist, was originally from North Carolina and were friends of Ehle since Chapel Hill days. "Frank Porter Graham (October 14, 1886 - February 16, 1972) was an American educator and political activist. A professor of history, he was elected President of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1930, and he later became the first President of the consolidated University of North Carolina system.Graham was an active champion of many liberal causes including academic freedom, economic justice, civil rights, disarmament and world peace. He served on numerous advisory boards for Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, and in 1949 he was appointed by the North Carolina governor to fill a vacant seat in the United States Senate. His effort to win election in the following year turned into a bitter and ultimately unsuccessful struggle with conservative Democrat Willis Smith." In 1951 he was appointed as a United Nations mediator for the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. He pursued that elusive goal for 16 years, and he continued his advocacy work on many other issues, until failing health forced him to retire from public life in 1967." - Wikipedia. John Ehlie was a distinguished North Carolina novelist and author. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

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    Book ID: 53557
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