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The Smoking Gun: A Dossier of Secret, Surprising, and Salacious Documents

By: Green, Daniel; Glauber, Barbara; Bastone, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Co.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018834

ISBN: 0316611107

Condition: Near Fine


Very slight corner/edge wear, remainder mark on bottom text block edge. Square,uncreased binding. [viii],216 pp., illus. View more info

The Cotton Centennial, 1790-1890

By: Grieve, Robert, and John P. Fernald

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Providence, RI, J. A. & R. A. Reid: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000285

Condition: VG+


"Cotton and its uses, the inception and development of the cotton industries of America, and a full account of the Pawtucket Cotton Centenary Celebration. Historical sketches of Samuel Slater and other pioneer manufacturers, with notices of some of the famous cotton men of to-day, and a comprehensive account of the leading cotton manufacturing centres of New England and the United States." Illustrated by portraits, landscapes, and street views. Light blue cloth variant, silver stamped lettering. Elaborate silver decorated rear cover showing Woonsocket Rubber Company, Rhode Island. Cove... View more info

The Homes of our Country, or the Centers of Moral and Religious Influence; the Crystals of Society; the Nuclei of National Character

By: Griffin, Walter T. (compiler)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Union Publishing House: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025370

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's gold cloth, lettered/illus. in gilt and black, marbled text block edges. Modest shelf wear with minor exposure at several corners, approx. 1 1/2" of exposure along bottom rear edge, rubbed and lightly chipped spine extremities. 640 pp., illus. Text block a bit toned by age but generally clean, showing mild off-setting adjacent to plates. Former owner's signature in pencil on front blank. A solid copy. First edition, matching dates. View more info

The Homes of our Country: or the Centers of Moral and Religious Influence; the Crystals of Society; the Nuclei of National Character

By: Griffin, Walter T. (compiler)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles L. Snyder and Co.: 1882

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045943

ISBN: B000K7BYF8

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth, lettered/illus. in black and gilt, beveled edges, marbled text block edges. An area of dye lightening/dampstaining to upper front cover, otherwise only modest shelf wear, mild rubbing along edges and extremities. 640 pp., illus. Foxing to engraved frontis., tissue guard and main title, interior otherwise clean, showing slight dampstaining along upper fore-edge of a few latter leaves (a minor concern). Firm binding. View more info

My Generation: Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed, Valor, Faith, and Silicon Chips

By: Gross, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Cliff Street Books/HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010372

ISBN: 006017594X

Condition: Fine


401 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Remainder mark on bottom text block edge, otherwise as issued. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket. View more info

Edwin Booth: Recollections By His Daughter

By: Grossmann, Edwina Booth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 006960

Condition: Very Good


Dark red cloth, gilt decorated front panel with armorial emblem, gilt decorated spine, embossed rear panel. Ex-library, with handwritten call label on lower spine panel, moderately soiled, spine panel clear-coated. Typically marked/stamped, little actual wear, with bright, clean pages and unmarked plates. (Title pg. shows a big, ugly "Discarded" stamp, as does verso of frontis.) vi + 292 pp., illus. w/ 14 b&w plates. View more info

Manhattan Projecdt: The Untold Story of the Making of the Atomic Bomb

By: Groueff, Stephane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Co.: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 030293

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in silver foil. Minor shelf wear, mild binding lean. xii,372 pp., endpaper maps, b&w plates. Mild discoloration along hinges. Very nice copy, lacking dust jacket. Likely BOMC, though unstamped. View more info

The Angry Decade: American Literature and Thought from 1929 to Pearl Harbor

By: Gurko, Leo

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Harper Colophon/Harper and Row: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 30s039

Condition: VG+


CN 124. Mildly rubbed edges and corners, marker stripe on bottom text block edge, small price in ink at bottom front corner. Square, uncreased binding. xiii,306 pp. View more info

Independence Day: An Address

By: Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Henry Altemus: 1896

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 046005

Condition: Very Good


Ivory "leatherette" cloth, lettered/decorated in silver foil. Covers modestly soiled, with light shelf wear. Former owner's inscription on front flyleaf, dated 1904. Minor dampstaining along bottom edges of front and rear endpapers. Firm binding, clean interior. 55 pp. View more info

Pelts and Palisades: The Story of Fur and the Rivalry for Pelts in Early America [INSCRIBED]

By: Hale, Nathaniel C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Richmond, VA, The Dietz Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 020544

Condition: Fine


Rust cloth, lettered in gilt. Mere hints of rubbing at extremities, essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows approx. 1" closed tear with associated creasing at top front joint and approx. 1/2" chip along top front edge, otherwise only mild shelf wear, now in archival mylar. xi,219 pp., illus. Inscribed on front flyleaf: "For our good Wynnewood neighbors, Elvera and Walter Buckley, with all best wishes, Claiborne Hale." We assume this to be the author's inscription, given that his full name was Nathanial Claiborne Hale (1903-1983) and that he wrote, among other things, a biograp... View more info

The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton, Based Chiefly upon Original Family Letters and Other Documents, Many of Which Have Never Been Published

By: Hamilton, Allan McLane

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046616

ISBN: B000YCSV00

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue cloth, spine panel lettered and with front cover emblem in gilt, top text block edge in gilt. 2nd ptg.: Dec. 1910. xii,483 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Minor shelf wear. Former owner's book plate mounted on front fixed endpaper (inside front cover), date stamp on front flyleaf. Portrait of Hamilton not original to issue mounted on blank recto of frontis. portrait, a few pencil notes on rear flyleaf. View more info

Grandma's Not Shovel-Ready!: Signs from 9/12 and the Tea Parties of 2009

By: Hanna, Colin A. (fwd.)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wilmington, DE, Let Freedom Ring Publishing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033504

Condition: Fine


Color pictorial paper covered boards. As issued. 64 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. Please buy this book so that we can get it out of our shop. View more info

A Portrait of the Stars and Stripes: [Volume I] + Volume II (1919-1945) [Complete in 2 Volumes, INSCRIBED]

By: Hannings, Bud; Raymond Lukens (editor)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Glenside, PA, Seniram Publishing Inc.: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 042611

ISBN: 0922564000

Condition: Near Fine


COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES, bound in (I) blue buckram, (II) red buckram, spine panels lettered in gold foil. Vol. I (1988) is 2nd ptg. (1989); Vol. II (1991) is 1st ptg. (1991). Both volumes essentially as issued. Vol. I dust jacket shows areas of light creasing at bottom front corner and base of spine, with small area of surface loss at head of front joint, minor wear to edges, thus VG; Vol. II dust jacket shows several tape repairs along edges to mend closed tears, thus Good; both DJs now in mylar. Both volumes are inscribed by author on front fixed endpapers (inside front covers), full signa... View more info

Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism [SIGNED]

By: Hannity, Sean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, ReganBooks-HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041212

ISBN: 0060514558

Condition: Fine


Black and dark red paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Mere hints of shelf wear, essentially as issued. Signed by author on title page, full signature, no inscription or date. 1st edition, 5th ptg. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. Gift-quality copy. View more info

American Labor

By: Harris, Herbert

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1938

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 027635

Condition: Very Good


Tan linen, lettered in black. Area of soiling/discoloration on front cover near joint, toned spine panel. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. [ix],459 pp. 3rd ptg.: June 1940. From the library of noted economist and labor historian Herbert R. Northrup, obtained directly from his Estate, with his signature (from his college days, 1941) on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. View more info

Honor to George Washington [Pamphlet Nos. 1-10, of 16] / George Washington Appreciation Course [Programs 1-12, complete, with Handbook]

By: Hart, Dr. Albert Bushnell (editor)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., George Washington Bicentennial Commission: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013210

Condition: Very Good


George Washington Appreciation Course Programs, Papers and Pamphlets, issued in 1931 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington in 1732. Honor to George Washington, Pamphlet Numbers 1-10, of 16. Pale yellow and dark blue printed original wraps. All entries show mild handling wear, light soiling, and former owner signature on front cover near title; several show chipping/minor loss at top corner and/or minor separation along binding fold; rear cover of No. 10 is detached but present. TITLES: (1) Frontier Background of Washington's Career; (2) Washington: The Man of M... View more info

Nuts and Bolts of the Past: A History of American Technology 1776-1860

By: Hawke, David Freeman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Row: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019133

ISBN: 0060159014

Condition: Near Fine


Yellow cloth. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, otherwise essentially as issued. xi,308 pp., illus. View more info

A Lifetime on a Deadline: Self-Portrait of a Southern Journalist

By: Healy, George W., Jr.; Turner Catledge (fwd.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gretna, LA, Pelican Publishing Company: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042552

ISBN: 088289076X

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. View more info

A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth (Mourt's Relation): The 1622 Text

By: Heath, Dwight B. (editor, intro.)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Corinth Books: 1963

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 029292

Condition: Very Good


Stiff illus. wraps. xxiii,96 pp., 16 pp. b&w plates. Light shelf wear, mild dampstaining to bottom corners of plates at front, text unaffected. Facsimile of the 1622 text printed for John Bellamie in London. View more info

Panoramic Maps of Anglo-American Cities: A Checklist of Maps in the Collection of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

By: Hebert, John R. (compiler)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001160

ISBN: 0844401145

Condition: Near Fine


Moderate wear to edges, lightly bumped corners. Former owner stamp on title pg. Clean interior. v,118 pp., 1097 listings. View more info

Washington-Madison Papers, Collected and Preserved by James Madison - Estate of J. C. McGuire, Deceased, of Washington, D.C. [Henkels/Birch Catalogue No. 694 - 6-7 December 1892]

By: Henkels, Stan V. (compiler/editor); George Washington; James Madison

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Stan V. Henkels/Thomas Birch's Sons [Printed by Bicking Print]: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028796

Condition: Near Fine


Original auction catalogue, newly rebound in dark blue cloth, lettered in silver foil, with new endsheets, new head- and tail-bands, original deckled text block edges. 284,4 pp., 520 catalogued lots, fully described, illus. w/ b&w plates including folding facsimile manuscript plates, prices-realized list bound in at rear. Interior generally intact, with a few short closed edge tears. Presents essentially "as issued," with minor edge loss due to fragility of paper and deckling. A scarce and significant auction catalogue, rendered durable by sympathetic rebinding. View more info

Prints in and of America to 1850

By: Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, University Press of Virginia for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1970

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: BIBL0369

ISBN: 0813903238

Condition: VG+


Color illus. stiff paper wraps. Light shelf wear, a few creases along an otherwise firm, square binding. xx,355 pp. 2nd ptg.: 1971. View more info

Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life [Vol. I + II, Complete]

By: Herndon, William H., and Jesse W. Weik; Horace White (intro.)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1892

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 046781

ISBN: B0014WJXRO

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in green cloth variant (also issued in brown), lettered in gilt, top text block edges in gilt. Nicely preserved, slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Former owner's book plate mounted on each front fixed endpaper (inside front cover), date stamp to each front flyleaf, sliver of loss along Vol. I front flyleaf fore-edge. xxviii,331 + ix,348,[2] pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Interiors typically a bit toned, but clean and unmarked. 1st edition thus, with matching 1892 dates. Scarce. View more info

Hispanic Temas: A Contribution to the Knowledge Bank of the Hispanic Community

By: Hidalgo, Hilda, and Joan L. McEniry (editors)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Newark, NJ, Puerto Rican Studies Program, Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers - State Univ. of New Jersey:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026622

ISBN: 096158050X

Condition: Fine


Red cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued, with corrected pagination strip mounted on Contents page. viii,205 pp. View more info

Subsistence U.S.A.

By: Hill, Carol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Subsistence Press/Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009563

ISBN: 0030912229

Condition: VG+


Mildly soiled stiff paper wraps, one binding crease. 192 pp., illus. w/ full page b&w photographic plates. View more info