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1 "The Dye Is Now Cast": The Road to American Independence, 1774-1776 
Miller, Lillian B.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for National Portrait Gallery, 1975. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff illus. wraps. Light shelf wear, light soiling to bottom text block edge, slight creasing at bottom front corner. Square, uncreased binding. xvi,328 pp., illus. 025815 
Price: 4.95 USD
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2 100 Keys: Names Across the Land 0687290775 / 9780687290772
Fletcher, Christine
Nashville, TN and New York: Abingdon Press, 1973. First Edition
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine 
Very slightly rubbed extremities, virtually as issued. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at extremities and corners. 288 pp. 001122 
Price: 7.50 USD
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3 100 Years Ago: The Glorious 1890s 0831765526 / 9780831765521
Claitor, Diana
New York: Gallery/W. H. Smith, 1990. First Thus
Hard Cover Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
1st U.S. edition. Lightly rubbed corners and extremities. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear, some writing indentations to front portions (but no actual ink marks). 001189 
Price: 8.95 USD
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4 A College Album, or Rah, Rah, Yesterday 0070324573 / 9780070324572
Jensen, Oliver
New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1974. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
Pictorial boards, lightly rubbed at corners and spine extremities, else as issued. Light shelf wear to dust jacket, short closed tear with associated crease at bottom front corner, clipped front flap, now in Brodart sleeve. 112 pp., illus. w/ fascinating vintage b&w photographs. 012824 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 A Comprehensive View of Our Country and its Resources, Giving a Brief Outline of the Birth and Growth of the Nation and Each State Separately ... with Graphic Descriptions of the Rivers, Lakes ... with Many Exciting Incidents in American History 
McCabe, James D., Jr.
Philadephia, Springfield MA, Cincinnati & Chicago: Hubbard Brothers, 1876. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. N/A 
Rust cloth, decorated/bordered in black, illus. and lettered in gilt, bevelled edges. Modest shelf wear, rubbing evident at corners and spine extremities, stamped decoration nicely intact. Text block edges toned by age, with mild soiling to lower fore-edge, several leaf edges toward rear a bit tattered (limited to one gathering). Interior generally clean, with a stray soil mark here and there. 1241 pp., illus., rear ads. Former owner's signature on front blank, otherwise unmarked. 029354 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 A Gentleman of Much Promise: The Diary of Isaac Mickle 1837-1845 [Vol. I + Vol. II, Complete, Slipcased] 0812277228 / 9780812277227
Mickle, Isaac; Philip English Mackey (editor, intro.)
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1977. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Not Issued 
Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in brown 1/4 cloth, tan paper covered boards, housed in original publisher's slipcase. Both volumes as issued, slipcase with slight shelf wear and area of dried glue residue on one side panel only, thus Near Fine. xxviii,248 + [ii],249-531 pp., illus., endpaper maps. A virtually unparalled first-person account of Jacksonian America, with much to interest the student of Philadelphia history. 027289 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 A History of Travel in America, Being an Outline of the Development in Modes of Travel from Archaic Vehicles of Colonial Times to the Completion of the First Trans-Continental Railroad. [Complete in 4 Volumes] 
Dunbar, Seymour
Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1915. 
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Not Issued 
Complete in (4) volumes, bound in matching blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine panels. Each volume shows a mild binding lean and light shelf wear. Light dampstaining to upper front corner of Vol. IV, not extending to interior. li,1531 pp., continuously paginated, illus. w/ b&w plates, maps. No edition or printing stated. A definitive history in its era, still quite useful, with many wonderful illustrations. 021890 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 A Journal of a Missionary Tour [Howes S 226] 
Scott, James Leander
Ann Arbor, MI: Readex Microprint Corp., 1966. First Thus
Hard Cover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Fine. Not Issued 
Brown leatherette, lettered in gold foil. 203 pp. As issued. Facsimile reprint of 1843 Providence imprint (Howes S 226). 001085 
Price: 9.50 USD
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9 A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth (Mourt's Relation): The 1622 Text 
Heath, Dwight B. (editor, intro.)
New York: Corinth Books, 1963. First Thus
Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff illus. wraps. xxiii,96 pp., 16 pp. b&w plates. Light shelf wear. Facsimile of the 1622 text printed for John Bellamie in London. 029292 
Price: 9.95 USD
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10 A Literary History of America 
Wendell, Barrett
New York: Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1968. Facsimile Reprint Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Not Issued 
Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. As issued. Facsimile reprint of original (1900) edition. xi,574 pp. 019274 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 A Nation Grieved: The Kennedy Assassination in Editorial Cartoons 
Rajski, Capt. Raymond B., USAF (Ret.); Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (fwd.)
Rutland, VT and Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1967. 1st Edition
Original Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket Book 
White and black cloth, lettered in black and silver foil. Light shelf wear, slight toning to cloth along top front edge, lightly toned text block edges. Front flyleaf shows former owner's book plate and two short closed edge tears, both neatly mended with archival tape on verso. Clean interior. xvi,134 pp., illus. in b&w. 039618 
Price: 14.95 USD
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12 A Record of the Ceremony and Oration on the occasion of the Unveiling of the Monument Commemorating the Great Swamp Fight, December 19, 1675, in the Narragansett Country, Rhode Island 

Providence, RI: Societies of Colonial Wars/Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars, 1906. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. N/A Ex-Library 
Ivory 3/4 cloth, red cloth, gilt front panel emblem. Cloth is moderately soiled, title label on spine panel partial. Ex-library, minimally stamped, virtuallyno wear, with bright, clean interior. 68 pp., deckled edges, 3 foldout maps at rear, fully intact (though stamped on blank versos). 003629 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 A Residence at the Court of London 
Rush, Richard, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America, from 1817 to 1825
London: Richard Bentley, 1833. 1st Edition
Full-Leather 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. N/A Book 
Full burgundy polished calf, elaborately decorated in blind with gilt borders on both covers, spine panel decorated in gilt and blind, gilt dentilled edges, marbled text block edges and endpapers, silk book mark bound in. xviii,420 pp. Leather is mildly rubbed along joints and at corners, otherwise Fine. Intact hinges, clean interior. Front pastedown shows armorial book plate of Hugh Cecil, Earl of Lonsdale (1857-1944). Howes R 522. An exceptional copy. 039499 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War 0525673652 / 9780525673651
Chang, Ina
New York: Lodestar/Dutton, 1991. First Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. Very Good Ex-Library 
Ex-library with the usual marks, only slight wear, dust jacket protected in Brodart sleeve. 002333 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 A Short History of American Locomotive Builders in the Steam Era 
White, John H.
Washington, D.C.: Bass, Inc., 1982. First Edition
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. 
(iv),112 pp., illus. Modestly rubbed joints and edges, a bit of surface rubbing. Scarce. 008898 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 A Slaver's Log Book; or, 20 Years' Residence in Africa 0137887523 / 9780137887521
Conneau, Captain Theophilus (Mabel M. Smythe, intro.)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1976. Second Printing
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine 
xi + 370 pp. Slightly rubbed extrems, former owner address stamp on copyright pg. Light shelf wear to dust jacket, slightly soiled, area of spotting along lower spine panel. 005436 
Price: 8.50 USD
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17 A Society's Chief Joys: An Exhibition from the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society 

Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 1969. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Tan stiff wraps, lettered in red. Slightly soiled along top edge of front cover, otherwise essentially as issued, now in protective clear PVC wrap. 138 pp., illus. in b&w, color. 032341 
Price: 7.50 USD
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18 A Symphony of Soloists: The Story of Wakefern and ShopRite 1932022465 / 9781932022469
Rodengen, Jeffrey L.; Burt Prentice Flickinger III (fwd.)
Fort Lauderdale, FL: Write Stuff Enterprises, LLC, 2010. 1st Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. Fine Book 
Black polished paper covered boards. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 184 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w photographs. 039208 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 A Universal History of the United States of America, Embracing. 
Taylor, C. B.
New York: Ezra Strong, 1834. 
Full-Leather 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Good. 
Full leather, spine panel lettered and decorated in gilt. Leather nicely intact, through a bit cracked/crazed along joints and spine; exterior presents well, solid VG to VG+. Text block shows typical foxing, mostly light, occasionally ranging to moderate. 534,vi pp., main text preceded by (12) pp. of wood engravings (2 per page, printed on 1 side only). Lacking approx. 2/3 of title page, main title intact, thus edition/printing unknown, probably 1834 printing, as this copy concludes with inauguration of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren on 4 Mar. 1833. 021289 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Abraham Lincoln [Life of Lincoln] 
Coffin, Charles Carleton
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892. 
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued 
Original light green cloth, lettered on lower front cover and spine panel in gilt, with illus. of Lincoln on front cover in black. Notably well-preserved copy showing only light shelf wear, cloth a bit soiled, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, two minor ink marks on lower spine panel and a line of light soiling along bottom rear edge. Firm binding, clean interior. 1899 ptg. Gift inscription dated 1901 on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. xv,542,2 pp., illus. w/ reproduced engravings in text. Titled "Abraham Lincoln" on main title, "Life of Lincoln" on front cover and spine. 034146 
Price: 40.00 USD
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21 Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Nineteenth Congress of the United States - Published by Authority 

Washington, D.C.: Peter Force for the Congress of the United States, 1827. First Edition
Original Wraps 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. 
Light blue stiff wraps, lettered in black, deckled (untrimmed) text block edges. Both covers trimmed, remounted onto original flyleaves. Modestly soiled covers, chipped edges as expected. Text block unopened, with light soiling/foxing found mostly in wide margins. 77 pp., featuring transcriptions of treaties with various Native American tribes ("Indian Treaties") on pp. 32-53. Very scarce. 027855 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 After The Smoke Clears: Struggling To Get By In Rustbelt America 0822941902 / 9780822941903
Mellon, Steve
U.S.A.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002. 1st Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. Near Fine Book 
Dark blue cloth, lettered in silver foil. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. vii,136 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. 039049 
Price: 12.50 USD
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23 Age of Reason, Being An Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology 
Paine, Thomas
New York: Peter Eckler, Publisher, 
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
Brown cloth, gilt on burgundy leather title label mounted on spine panel. Mildly rubbed at corners and spine extremities, light surface rubbing, slight edge chipping to title label. 186,[6],30,[2] pp., decorated endpapers, publisher's catalogs at rear. Published in two parts, both here in one volume, continuously paginated. A few notations in pencil on verso of front flyleaf, verso of title page, and a few brackets in rear catalogs. Lightly age-toned text block. Undated, ca. early 1900s. Solid copy of a scarce edition. 012902 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Ain't We Got Fun: Essays, Lyrics, and Stories of the Twenties 0451618467 / 9780451618467
Solomon, Barbara H. (editor, intro.)
New York: Mentor/New American Library, 1980. First Edition
Mass Market Paperback 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Near Fine. 
xv,522 pp. Light shelf wear, light front bottom corner crease. Square, uncreased binding. Contents slightly toned. 30s068 
Price: 3.50 USD
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25 America 
Van Loon, Hendrick
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Dark blue cloth, lettered and bordered in gilt, with color front cover pastedown illus. Modest shelf wear, a few surface marks to cloth, spine panel somewhat darkened with faded lettering, lightly rubbed corners. Both hinges neatly mended, binding firm. xvi,17-470 pp., illus. 034030 
Price: 10.00 USD
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