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By Square and Compasses: The Building of Lincoln's Home and its Saga

By: Temple, Wayne C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomington, IL, Illinois Lodge of Research/Masonic Book Club: 1984

Seller ID: 044579

ISBN: B0006EIKYS

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff blue wraps, lettered in black. Light shelf/handling wear. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. xii,139,[25] pp. No. 902 of an edition limited to 4,000 copies. View more info

Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times

By: Terkel, Louis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books: 1979

Edition: Advance Reader's Edition

Seller ID: 010916

ISBN: 0394411021

Condition: Near Fine


Advance Proof, uncorrected. 278 pp. Light shelf/handling wear. Square binding, two light creases. Approx. 10 3/4" x 5 1/2". View more info

Theodore Roosevelt

By: Thayer, William Roscoe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046011

ISBN: B000OBXVZ6

Condition: Very Good


Light green cloth, lettered in black. Covers a bit sunned with slight soiling, text block edges mildly toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endsheet, front endpapers toned from news clipping (now removed) having been laid in. xv,474 pp., b&w plates. Undated vintage reprint of 1919 original, ca. 1920. View more info

Colonial Liquor Laws: Part II. of "Liquor Laws of the United States; Their Spirit and Effect"

By: Thomann, G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, United States Brewers' Association: 1887

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046034

Condition: Very Good


Original 1887 edition, bound in burgundy 1/4 leather, rust cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt with 4 raised bands (likely a custom binding for an issue originally in wraps). A few light surface marks to covers, spine extremities rubbed. Firm binding. viii,202 pp. A few instances of minor internal soiling, minor chipping along edges of several late leaves, not affecting text. View more info

White House Pets

By: Truman, Margaret

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, David McKay Co.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022420

Condition: Near Fine


Rust cloth, lefftered in gilt. Former owner's address label mounted on front pastedown, bookseller's tag on lower front flyleaf, inventory number in ink along top edge of title page, otherwise unmarked, virtually without wear. Dust jacket shows some rubbing along edges, minor chipping to bottom edge, price-clipped front flap, now in archival mylar. 1st edition, no additional printings indicated. x,174 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Early book by the author more generally known for her popular mystery series. Scarce; decently preserved. View more info

Pioneer Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom from Early America

By: Turner, Mary [Ferne Shelton (editor)]

Price: $4.50

Publisher: High Point, NC, Hutcraft: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010004

Condition: Fine


Booklet, stiff illus. wraps. 24 pp. As issued. View more info

A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States

By: Urofsky, Melvin I.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041052

ISBN: 0394564146

Condition: Good


Fuchsia cloth, lettered in gold foil. Cover cloth is rubbed/faded, otherwise only mild wear. Firm binding, clean interior. xxii,969,42,44 pp. Copyright page with explicit "First Edition" statement, number line beginning with "2." View more info

Benajmin Franklin

By: Van Doren, Carl

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1938

Edition: First Trade

Seller ID: 003885

Condition: Near Fine


Preceded by 3-vol. limited edition. Brown cloth. 845 pp., illus. Light shelf wear, back strip a bit sunned. Firm binding. Former owner bookplate on FEP. View more info

America

By: Van Loon, Hendrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034030

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Greatest American: Alexander Hamilton - An Historical Analysis of his Life and Works together with a Symposium of Opinions by Distinguished Americans

By: Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046606

ISBN: B002WTVMDG

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover, dark blue cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. 2nd ptg.: 1922. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, minor surface rubbing. Firm binding, clean interior beyond former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper (inside front cover), date stamp on front flyleaf, small stain to upper fore-edge of the final several leaves. xx,353 pp. Rear hinge paper slightly starting, hinge firm and fully intact. View more info

Early American Dress: The Colonial and Revolutionary Periods [The History of American Dress, Vol. 2]

By: Warwick, Edward; Henry C. Pitz; Alexander Wyckoff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Benjamin Blom: 1965

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 028140

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, text block edges a bit toned by age. 428 pp., illus. Dust jacket toned by age, most evident along spine panel, with chipped spine extremities and corners, now in mylar. Toning to half-title page from vintage news clipping, removed. View more info

George Washington's Farewell Address to His Countrymen

By: Washington, George

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Newark, DE, Curtis Paper Company: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006220

Condition: Near Fine


20 pp., illus. w/ wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Limited edition, June 1954. Slightly soiled covers, almost as issued. View more info

The Last Wills and Testaments of George and Martha Washington and Schedule of his Property

By: Washington, George, and Martha Washington; John C. Fitzpatrick (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, VA, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union: 1982

Seller ID: 017819

Condition: Fine


Stiff light blue wraps. 5th edition: 1982. vii,67 pp., illus. As issued. View more info

Letters and Addresses of George Washington

By: Washington, George; Jonas Viles (editor)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Unit Book Publishing Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046614

ISBN: B000KDCTNI

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper (inside front cover). 489,iv pp. 1908 Unit Book Publishing Co. edition, printed by the Trow Press. View more info

Lincoln's Administration: Selected Essays by Gideon Welles

By: Wells, Gideon; Albert Mordell (compiler, intro); H. L. Trefousse (pref., intro. notes)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032224

Condition: Fine


Orange cloth, lettered in black. Text block edges slightly toned by age, otherwise as issued. 223 pp. Illus. dust jacket shows light shelf wear, with 3/4" closed tear at head of rear joint, minor clear tape scar along lower rear joint, minor rubbing to corners, now in mylar. Scarce. View more info

Freedom Foundation: Hostessing - First Lady for 22 Years at Valley Forge 1948-1970 [Reminisces [sic] of the First 21 Years of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge] [SIGNED]

By: Wells, Ruth Elizabeth Van Allen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Valley Forge, PA, Freedoms Foundation: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041071

Condition: Fine


Booklet, stiff light green wraps, lettered in black. As issued. Inscribed by author on front cover, full signature, with generic "all the best from" inscription. 30,[18],16,[2],13,[5] pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Memoir. View more info

A Literary History of America

By: Wendell, Barrett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Haskell House Publishers Ltd.: 1968

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 019274

Condition: Fine


Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. As issued. Facsimile reprint of original (1900) edition. xi,574 pp. View more info

Thomas Jefferson: The Man - His World - His Influence

By: Weymouth, Lally (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004165

ISBN: 0399111662

Condition: Fine


254 pp., illus. Virtually as issued. View more info

In Old Pennsylvania Towns

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011733

Condition: VG+


Coverage of Lancaster, Lebanon, Gettysburg, York, Columbia, Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Washington, Braddock Trail, Fort Bedford, Hollidaysburg, Jenny Lind, the Susquehanna, Sunbury, Wilkes-Barre, the Schuylkill, Pottsville, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Chester. Illus. tan cloth, accents in dark green, orange, and white, gilt top edge. 352 pp., illus. w/ 39 b&w plates. 1st edition, matching dates. Modestly rubbed at corners and extremities, a few light surface marks, lightly toned spine panel. Firm, square binding. Excellent source on Pennsylvania colonial a... View more info

Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman

By: White, Philip

Price: $14.50

Publisher: ForeEdge-University Press of New England: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044894

ISBN: 1611684536

Condition: New


Brand new, as issued. View more info

Pictorial History of Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom: A Thrilling Account of the Land and Naval Operations of American Soldiers and Sailors in our War with Spain, and the Heroic Struggles of Cuban Patriots Against Spanish Tyranny.

By: White, Trumbull

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Freedom Publishing Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019460

Condition: Near Fine


Original moss-green cloth, lettered in gilt, newly rebacked in dark brown cloth mounted over original embossed leather (with embossed pattern still partially visible) and lettered in gold foil on spine panel, with new endsheets, new head- and tail-bands, retaining original marbled text block edges. Mildly rubbed corners, otherwise presents nearly as issued. 595 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Interior clean, very slightly toned, all plates intact. First edition, not a modern-era reprint or facsimile, handsomely rebound to be durable for decades of future use. View more info

Bridges: Their Art, Science, and Evolution

By: Whitney, Charles Smith [Larry Spiller (fwd.)]

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwich House/Crown Publishers: 1983

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 012543

ISBN: 0517402440

Condition: Near Fine


Dark gray 1/4 cloth, gray paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Virtually as issued. Former owner's embossed name stamp on front flyleaf and title pg. 360 pp., illus. w/ 400 b&w plates. Dust jacket with slight shelf wear, very short closed tear at bottom front corner, now in Brodart sleeve. View more info

The Colonial Spirit of '76: The People of the Revolution

By: Whitney, David C. (edited By Thomas C. Jones and Harriet B. Helmer)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chicago, J. G. Ferguson Publ. Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002504

Condition: Near Fine


Red, white and blue cloth. Binding as issued. Text block edges slightly soiled at bottom corner, else Fine. 440 pp., color illus. endpapers, color + b&w illus. Dust jacket slightly chipped at head of spine, mildly rubbed along top edges and corners, short v-shaped closed tear on front panel, rubbed with partial separation along rear flap fold, now in mylar. View more info

Wolfe and North America

By: Whitton, Lieut. Col. F. E.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001063

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear, with lightly rubbed corners and extremities. Interior a bit toned. 322 pp., illus. w/ maps, b&w plates. View more info

Historical Mother Goose: A Jingle Book of Facts Told in Nonsense Rhymes

By: Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, with music by Louis Gottschalk

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York and Boston, G. Schirmer/Boston Music Co.: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019618

Condition: Very Good


Dark red 1/4 cloth, paper covered boards, lettered and bordered in orange and blue. Corners are rubbed with some exposure to underboards, minor chipping along edges, covers somewhat toned. Clean interior, slightly toned, with firm binding. 38 pp. Music based on personalities and events central to American history, including Columbus, Hudson, Standish, Penn, Boone, Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette, Fulton, Perry, Lincoln, the Boston Tea Party, the Declaration of Independence, and the Civil War. Scarce. View more info