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CANAL BOATMAN: my life on upstate waterways
Edition: First Edition
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1977. Blue cloth. pp (xiv), (224), . 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.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44952More details Price: USD $15.00 USD $13.50
HISTORY OF BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY 1914-1919
Buffalo, New York: Committee of One Hundred, 1920. Quarto. Plain tan cloth with colour label on front cover. pp , 733, . Numerous photos and maps in text. Front cover a bit bowed, with some bubbling to the cloth, rubbing to the label; a few signatures protrude a little at the fore edges but book tight in the binding, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. A record of Erie County's part in World War I. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 27283More details Price: USD $65.00 USD $58.50
HISTORY OF KENMORE, Erie County, New York
Edition: First printing
Kenmore, NY: Author, 1926. Black cloth. pp 96 + 4 plates. Brown spot to fore margin of pp 26-31, light soiling elsewhere, a good, sound copy.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 50196More details Price: USD $14.95 USD $13.46
Edition: First printing
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975. Octavo, cloth and boards.Tidy ink owner name at top margin of front free endpaper, with ink date on the other side. A fine copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (simple ink signature on title page). Dust jacket has nicks and tiny chips to spine ends, light rubbing, very small chips to outer corners; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact, colours bright. "A novel of the twenties based on the life of the legendary gangster Jack 'Legs' Diamond." Quite a nice copy of the acclaimed author's second book and the first novel in the Albany cycle of novels.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 34414More details Price: USD $125.00 USD $112.50
Edition: First edition
Buffalo, New York: Author (Selkirk Print.), 1878. Brown cloth stamped in gilt, brown endpapers. pp . (viii), 9 -116, . Bit of wear to spine ends; small dark spot to front cover; inner hinges partially cracked; text paper lightly toned; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Inscribed by the author for New Year's 1879. The book is dedicated to the Conductor's Brotherhood. Verse by a Buffalo author.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 50200More details Price: USD $50.00 USD $45.00
THE HISTORY OF ONEIDA COUNTY
Edition: First edition.
No place (Utica, NY): Oneida County, New York, 1977. Green cloth. 256 pp, index, text in triple columns, illustrations throughout. Ink inscription of one of the county Board of Legislators, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks, creased tear at bottom of rear panel, VG otherwise. New York State county history. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 20603More details Price: USD $25.00 USD $22.50
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON, Bart. (Millard Fillmore's copy)
Edition: First Edition
Albany (New York): J. Munsell, 1865. Two volumes, tall octavo. pp (viii), (v)-(xvi), (9)-555 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard; (xvi), 544. Index. Newly rebound in half tan calf and marbled boards, spines with morocco labels, raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering. New endpapers but original endpapers front and rear preserved and bound in. Light foxing mainly early and late; tissue guard browned; faint damp spot to bottom margin of frontispiece; corner crease to early leaves of volume I; text is otherwise quite clean and unworn. MILLARD FILLMORE'S COPY, with his ink signature at top of each title page "Millard Fillmore/ Feby. 15. 1865. A. [or O.]". >>>Millard Fillmore (1800-74) was the 13th President of the United States. He…(more)
Albany (New York): J. Munsell, 1865. Two volumes, tall octavo. pp (viii), (v)-(xvi), (9)-555 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard; (xvi), 544. Index. Newly rebound in half tan calf and marbled boards, spines with morocco labels, raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering. New endpapers but original endpapers front and rear preserved and bound in. Light foxing mainly early and late; tissue guard browned; faint damp spot to bottom margin of frontispiece; corner crease to early leaves of volume I; text is otherwise quite clean and unworn. MILLARD FILLMORE'S COPY, with his ink signature at top of each title page "Millard Fillmore/ Feby. 15. 1865. A. [or O.]". >>>Millard Fillmore (1800-74) was the 13th President of the United States. He was Zachary Taylor's Vice President, becoming President 9 July, 1850, after Taylor's death and continuing in that office until 04 March, 1853. Fillmore was the last Whig President. He was a conservative Whig and a moderate opponent of slavery, an issue on the boil during his presidency. He saw through the Compromise of 1850. He sought re-election but was not nominated by the party, which in any event broke up in 1854-56. Fillmore then joined the American Party, the political arm of the "Know-Nothing" movement, a nativist anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant party, though he was not himself anti-Catholic. He was the American Party candidate for President in 1856, but finished third. A lawyer from Western New York, Fillmore was one of the founders of the University at Buffalo. He was a great reader and avid book collector who established the first White House library, taking his large collection home to Buffalo after leaving office. His son sold off the books after his death in 1874. During the Civil War, he denounced secession and supported the Union war effort, but was sharply critical of Lincoln's war policies and supported McClellan in the election of 1864. >>>Sir William Johnson (c1715-1774) was an Anglo-Irish official of the British Empire who as a young man moved to New York the manage his uncle's estate in Mohawk country. He learned the language and customs and was appointed British agent to the Iroquois and then British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern colonies from 1756-74. He commanded Iroquois and colonial militia in the French and Indian War and played an important role in the British victory at the Battle of Lake George in 1755 and he captured Fort Niagara from the French in 1759. Sir William worked hard to keep the Indians loyal to Britain. He accompanied General Jeffry Amherst to capture Montreal in 1760. He had three children with Elizabeth Brant, a Mohawk woman, and in 1759 entered into a common law relationship with Mary Brant, Joseph Brant's older sister. They remained together until the end of his life and had eight children. By this "marriage" he was adopted as a Mohawk chief. Johnson was the third largest land owner in British America. The present work was the first biography of Sir William. There is a good article on him in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. >>> A nice copy of a very interesting New York book with an excellent New York provenance. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.(less)
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 43874More details Price: USD $2,495.00 USD $2,245.50
THE TOWN OF PORTER 1776-1976: a bicentennial history
Youngstown, NY: Board of Directors, , Historial Society of the Town of Porter, 1976. Yellow card covers. pp vi, 62. Photos. Small sticker scar to front cover, else fine. Upstate New York local history. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 50202More details Price: USD $14.95 USD $13.46
Twentieth Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners on the Railroads of the State.
Albany: State of New York, 1903. Very thick octavo, original maroon cloth. pp (c), 577 + photos at front. Large colour folding map laid in at rear (small tears at folds). Index, tables. Spine a little sunned, with gilt lettering dulled; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper, rubber stamp and remains of label at front; VG or better clean, tight and unworn copy of this massive door stopper. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 43474More details Price: USD $50.00 USD $45.00
WE AND OUR NEIGHBOURS: or, The Records of an Unfashionable Street. (Sequel to "My Wife and I."): A Novel
New York, c.1875: J.B. Ford. Original blue FL cloth stamped in blind, black, and gilt, cream endpapers. pp , vi, (7)-480,  + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Bit of wear to foot of spine, small light spots to upper and lower margin of front cover; tidy ink name at front; else a VG tight and bright copy, inner hinges not cracked. This is a later issue, with undated title page and with illustrations by Alfred Fredericks. It doesn't have the 10 page catalogue called for by BAL 19483. This was the third of Stowe's three novels of New York fashionable society.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 43150More details Price: USD $45.00 USD $40.50