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Jefferson's Letters: Selections from the private and political correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, telling the story of American independence and the founding of the American government

By: Jefferson, Thomas; Willson Whitman (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Eau Claire, WI, E. M. Hale and Co.: 1948

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 046782

ISBN: B001CEYAGS

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue pebbled cloth, spine panel lettered/decorated in silver foil. Minor rubbing to spine extremities, top front corner slightly bumped. [iv],374 pp. View more info

The Provincial and Revolutionary History of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia 1753-1783 b/w George Washington, St. Peter's and the Episcopal Church

By: Jefferys, C. P. B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, St. Peter's Church/Washington Bicentennial Committee of St. Peter's Church: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019640

Condition: Near Fine


Original edition, rebound in olive buckram, lettered in gilt (not ex-library). No title page (as issued?), with title and author provided at top of p. 1. Main text is 104 pp., the second article (following) approx. 24 pp. (unpaginated), illus. w/ 9 b&w plates. Light shelf wear. Clean interior, firm binding. Scarce. View more info

Life of Andrew Jackson

By: Jenkins, John S.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Green Forest, AR, Attic Books-New Leaf Publishing Group: 2011

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 036747

ISBN: 0890516030

Condition: New


Paper covered boards, deckled edges. As issued. Facsimile reprint of original 1850 edition published by American Sunday School Union. 395,[3] pp. View more info

A College Album, or Rah, Rah, Yesterday

By: Jensen, Oliver

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, American Heritage Publishing Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012824

ISBN: 0070324573

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

American Advertising 1800-1900

By: Johnson, Myron

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Scotia, NY, Americana Review: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038186

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, light brown wraps, lettered/illus. in black. Light shelf wear, a few light surface/soil marks to covers. [32] pp., illus. View more info

Pioneer Spaniards in North America

By: Johnson, William Henry

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Co.: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026688

Condition: VG+


Dark green cloth, lettered and illus. in orange, gilt and black. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped but with little actual wear, call number on spine panel, stamped text block edges. xvi,381,[4] pp., illus. Firm binding, clean interior beyond library markings. View more info

Going, Gone, Gone: Vanishing Americana

By: Jonas, Susan, and Marilyn Nissenson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006302

ISBN: 0811802922

Condition: Near Fine


176 pp., b&w photos. Slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. Front flap price-clipped. View more info

The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists 1861-1901

By: Josephson, Matthew

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046240

ISBN: B00X172LTM

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, lettered in silver foil, deckled bottom text block edge, top edge stained red. Essentially as issued. Dust jacket (red lettering on black field) shows minor chipping/loss at spine extremities, several corners, with two short closed tears along top rear edge, presents nicely in mylar. Stated first edition but with unpriced DJ and BOMC insert tucked in at rear. xii,474 pp. View more info

American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century

By: Kammen, Michael

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048143

ISBN: 0679427406

Condition: New


Black and dark rust paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. New, as issued, dust jacket now in mylar. xxvii,322 pp. Stated 1st ed. View more info

Abraham Lincoln's Philosophy of Common Sense: An Analytical Biography of a Great Mind [Vol. I + II + III, Complete, Slipcased]

By: Kempf, Edward J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York Academy of Sciences: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046004

ISBN: B001RBONNQ

Condition: Fine


Complete in three (3) volumes, uniformly bound in teal leatherette, lettered in gold foil, in original publisher's slipcase. All 3 vols. as issued, appear unread, thus Fine; slipcase shows modest shelf wear, thus VG. xxiv,412 + [v],413-870 + [v],871-1443 pp., continuously paginated. View more info

Himself!: The Life and Times of Mayor Richard J. Daley [SIGNED]

By: Kennedy, Eugene

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: SBS55

ISBN: 0670372587

Condition: Fine


Green 1/4 cloth, black paper covered boards. Very slightly tanned along edges, essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows light shelf/edge wear, just a bit of soiling, several very minor (1/8" or less) closed tears along bottom front edge and base of spine. xv,288 pp., illus. Signed by author on front flyleaf. Very scarce author-signed copy. View more info

Calendar of the Emmet Collection of Manuscripts, etc. Relating to American History

By: Kennedy, John S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York Public Library: 1959

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 025422

Condition: Near Fine


Red buckram, lettered in gilt. A few dog-eared leaves internally, otherwise as issued. [v],563 pp. Facsimile reprint of the original 1900 edition, with added Table of Contents. View more info

Radio Talk Series: 61 Issues 24 September 1944 - 21 July 1946

By: Kettering, C. F.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: General Motors Symphony of the Air: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018263

Condition: VG+


White wraps, printed in black, slightly toned. Group lot consisting of sixty-one (61) consecutive issues of the transcriptions, as published, of the "General Motors Symphony of the Air," broadcast weekly each Sunday at 5 p.m. over the NBC radio network. Each pamphlet is 4 pp., illustrated. Uniformly light handling wear, some showing toned covers, some with vertical fold line, all basically VG+ to Near Fine. 61 issues total. Partial series begins with 24 Sept. 1944, through 21 July 1946, lacking the following issues: 1944: 15 Oct., 29 Oct., 10 Dec., 17 Dec., 24 Dec., 31 Dec., 1945: 28 J... View more info

The Old Farmer and his Almanack, Being Some Observations on Life and Manners in New England a Hundred Years Ago.

By: Kittredge, George Lyman

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1920

Seller ID: 019397

Condition: VG+


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges. Lower title with 1920 date, copyright page w/ stated 3rd ptg.: Mar. 1921. Modest shelf wear, minor exposure at bottom corners. Firm binding, clean interior beyond slight and scattered foxing. xiv,403 pp., embellished with engravings. View more info

The Old Farmer and his Almanack, Being Some Observations on Life and Manners in New England a Hundred Years Ago.

By: Kittredge, George Lyman

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, MA, William Ware and Co.: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019842

Condition: VG+


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges, top edge in gilt. 1st edition. Modest shelf wear, a bit rubbed at corners and spine extremities. Both hinges slightly starting, but binding is quite firm, with clean interior. xiv,403 pp., embellished with engravings. Better than typically found. View more info

The Life and Times of Thomas Smith, 1745-1809: A Pennsylvania Member of the Continental Congress

By: Konkle, Burton Alva

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Campion and Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018036

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt, top text block edge in gilt, deckled edges. Modestly rubbed spine extremities and corners. Odd spotting or pitting to cloth on front cover, roughly 10 1/8" to 1/4" spots with lightened color, perhaps moisture drops, only a cosmetic issued, otherwise nicely preserved, with firm binding and clean interior. [ix],303 pp., illus. w/ 43 b&w plates with tissue guards, including maps. Lacks front flyleaf, else fully intact. View more info

Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counter-Culture

By: Krassner, Paul

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025198

ISBN: 0671677705

Condition: Fine


Purple 1/4 cloth, yellow paper covered boards. As issued. Dust jacket as issued. 352 pp., illus. A brand new copy. View more info

The American Spirit: Paintings by Mort Kunstler - Text by Henry Steele Commager

By: Kunstler, Mort (art); Henry Steele Commager (text); M. Stephen Doherty (biography); Armand Hammer (fwd.)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023030

ISBN: 0810918382

Condition: Fine


Dark blue cloth, lettered in blind on front cover and in gold foil on spine. As issued. Dust jacket as issued. 240 pp., 218 illus., including 186 full color plates. View more info

The New History: Trends in Historical Research and Writing Since World War II [Journal of Contemporary History: 4]

By: Laqueur, Walter, and George L. Mosse (editors)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Harper Torchbooks/Harper & Row: 1967

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008443

Condition: Near Fine


Originally issued as Vol. 2, No. 1 (1967) of the Journal of Contemporary History as "History Today," an important contribution to the New Historicism. 265 pp. Slightly sunned spine panel, else as issued, with square, uncreased binding. View more info

Early American Inns and Taverns [in original slipcase]

By: Lathrop, Elise

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Co.: 1935

Seller ID: 004459

Condition: Near Fine


1936 ptg of New (1935) Edition. 365 pp., illus. Royal blue cloth, gilt lettering. Firm binding, clean interior. Back strip panel is lightly spotted. Scarce accompanying illustrated slipcase mended along top edges, with mild shelf wear, still displays very well with color illus. side panel, VG. Coverage area includes New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, with particular attention on Philadelphia, New York City, Boston. View more info

Early American Inns and Taverns

By: Lathrop, Elise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Arno Press: 1977

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 004619

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint edition. 365 pp., illus. Virtually as issued, slightly rubbed bottom edge, slightly sunned spine panel on dust jacket. Coverage area includes New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, with particular attention on Philadelphia, New York City, Boston. View more info

Early American Inns and Taverns

By: Lathrop, Elise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Tudor Publishing Co.: 1926

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 016350

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, lettered in gilt, illus. endpapers. Royal 8vo. 365 pp., illus. Slightly rubbed edges and corners, nearly as issued. Slightly foxed adjacent to frontis., no other foxing detected. Color illus. dust jacket nicely preserved in mylar, with mildly toned spine panel, chipping with minor loss at spine extremities. 1935 printing. Coverage area includes New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, with particular attention on Philadelphia, New York City, Boston. View more info

The Papers of Henry Laurens [Vols. I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX - 9 Volumes (of 16)]

By: Laurens, Henry; Philip M. Hamer, George C. Rogers, Jr., David R. Chesnutt, C. James Taylor (editors); Maude E. Lyles, Peggy J. Wehage-Clark, Walter B. Edgar, David Fischer (editorial assts.)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Columbia, PA, University of South Carolina Press for South Carolina Historical Society: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041736

Condition: Near Fine


First nine (9) volumes of a set eventually completed in 16, uniformly bound in purple and dark gray cloth, lettered in silver foil. All volumes are first editions, issued 1968-88. Papers span 1746-1777, including Laurens' tenure as president of the Second Continental Congress. All volumes exhibit light shelf wear with mild spotting to top text block edges, several with light spotting to cover cloth. Vol. III shows mild binding lean, and several bindings are slightly cupped, indicating light use. All volumes minimally VG+, most Near Fine. Vols. II and IV-VIII in dust jackets, other volum... View more info

Minor Historical Writings and Other Essays

By: Lea, Henry Charles; Arthur C. Howland (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040736

Condition: Very Good


Dark red cloth, lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear with minor rubbing along front cover fore-edge, light sunning to upper back cover, spine lettering somewhat dulled, text block edges a bit toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. ix,414 pp. Former owner's signature stamp on upper front flyleaf. View more info

High Priest

By: Leary, Timothy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library/World Publishing Co.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025918

Condition: Near Fine


Black 1/4 cloth, decorated paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Top text block edge lightly foxed, with very slight binding lean that appears original to issue. Dust jacket shows light rubbing along top edges, now in archival mylar. Notably well preserved copy, very minor flaws. Stated "First Printing." [xiii],353 pp. View more info