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THE AMERICAN FISHING SCHOONERS 1825-1935

By: Howard Irving Chapelle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125398

ISBN: 0393031233

Condition: Very Good


blue cloth, gilt spine, 690 pages illustrations, index, ex lib. with ink stamp and trace of rear pocket, dust jacket has edge tears with some small losses, in protective mylar jacket."This book traces the evolution of the American /Canadian fishing schooner from the eighteenth century to the last working and racing schooners of the mid-1930's. The Designers, Builders, and crews are also discussed. There are 137 plans of schooners which graphically show the development of the type. View more info

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NIAGARA REVISTED; 12 Years After Their Wedding Journey By the Hoosac Tunnel Route, (suppressed edition)

By: Howells William Dean

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, D.Dalziel:

Seller ID: 1124213

Condition: Poor


pictorial paper over boards, n.d., [1884?], 12 pages., col. frontis., [12] p. of col. plates, patterned endpapers, Cover title: NIAGARA REVISITED;12 years after Their wedding journey by the Hoosac Tunnel route written by William Dean Howells, Published by D. Dalziel Chicago., published by arrangement with James R. Osgood & Co.,Publishers, Boston, Plates printed on both sides., Advertisements [16 p.] bound in the end of the volume. BAL 9615; Wright, American fiction, v. III, 1876-1900, no. 2824; Kirk, Essays in literary history, 1960. pp. 177-195. A rare book, a fair speculation would state tha... View more info

STEPPING STONES FROM ALASKA TO ASIA by.

By: Hutchison, Isobel W.;

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, London: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TR 9813

Condition: Very Good


orig. blue cloth, pp., x, 246, illustrated, col. frontis., 3 full page color plates from water color sketches by the author, several /w/ plates, map, end-papers, spine a little darkened. Size: 8 Vo., View more info

Image for I.O.O.F. costumes, collars, sashes, jewels, banners, books, badges and supplies. Catalog No. 72

I.O.O.F. costumes, collars, sashes, jewels, banners, books, badges and supplies. Catalog No. 72

By: Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kalamazoo, Mich., Ihling Bros. Everard Co:

Seller ID: 1124793

Condition: Very Good


pict. card wraps,cloth spine, 106 pages., illustrated throughout, 14 pp in color, unused order forms in pocket inside front cover, index, View more info

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IMAGES OF AMERICA CLINTON, MASSACHUSETTS

By: Ingano, Terrance

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Dover, New Hampshire, U.S.A., Arcadia Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1123396

ISBN: 0752402765

Condition: Very Good


pict paper wraps, 128 p.. illustrated, over 200 illustrations, a clean, bright copy,Clinton was first settled in 1654 as a part of Lancaster. It was incorporated as a separate town on March 14, 1850, it is named after DeWitt Clinton. View more info

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, An Oration

By: Ingersoll, R.G. (Robert Green)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario,, "Secular Thought" Office:

Seller ID: 1124825

Condition: Very Good


no date, (1893), printed paper wraps, 20 pages, light overall soil, Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 , July 21, 1899) was a lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of United States during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic". Size: 8 vo,. View more info

NORTHERN MICHIGAN, HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELERS Including Part of Lower Michigan, Mackinac Island, and Sault Ste. Marie River,

By: Inglis, James Gale

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Black Letter Press: 1974

Edition: Reprint of 1898 Edition

Seller ID: 000395

Condition: Very Good


pict paper wraps, pp., 168, (12) pp index, (7) pp of old adverts., map, steamer schedules, hotels and boarding house rates, View more info

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FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO SALT LAKE CITY via the Western Pacific Railroad, Feather River Canon Route.

By: Inter-State Company.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Interstate Co: 1927

Seller ID: 1124317

Condition: Very Good


full colo, paste-down illustration on illustrated paper wraps, string tie at spine, (unpaginated), two pp of letterpress description of plates, 25 full color tipped-in illustrations, one page map of route, all illustrations in very good condition, small edge tears, minor loss to fore-edge of title page, minor soil to wraps, View more info

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THE WARTIME GENESIS OF FREE LABOR: THE UPPER SOUTH

By: Ira Berlin (and others)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York,, Cambridge University Press,: 1993

Seller ID: 1125279

ISBN: 0521417422

Condition: Fine


black cloth, xxxvii, 775 pages : facsims., map, This 1993 volume of Freedom presents a history of the emergence of free-labor relations in different settings in the Upper South., Freedom, a documentary history of emancipation, 1861-1867, series 1, v. 2., "Selected from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States.", CONTENTS: Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina -- The District of Columbia -- Middle and East Tennessee and Northern Alabama -- Maryland -- Missouri -- Kentucky. View more info

CONGRESS HOTEL, home of a thousand homes : rare and piquant dishes of historic Interest

By: Irving S Paull; W S Goodnow; Congress Hotel Co. (Chicago, Ill.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.?], [N.M. Kaufman],: 1914

Seller ID: 112557028

Condition: Very Good


gold-stamped lavendar paper, blue buckram spine., 52 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, "Prepared by Irving S. Paull, W.S. Goodnow. Illustrations by Sam Stoltz, A. Fred Tellender."--p. [56]. ex library,small circular library ink stamp on front blank, front cover uneven faded area, sound copy with charming illustrations, View more info

TIME EXPOSURE : the autobiography of William Henry Jackson

By: Jackson, William Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tucson, Ariz, Patrice Press: 1994

Seller ID: 112556065

ISBN: 1880397080

Condition: Very Good


pict. paper wraps, xii, 347 pages : illustrations, index, a very good copy, "Profusely illustrated with photographs, paintings, and drawings by the author." CONTENTS; Uncle Sam's nephew -- School and my first job -- Fort Sumter falls -- Washington, 1862 -- Guarding the Potomac -- Gettysburg, and after -- "O Pioneers!" -- Bullwhacking to Great Salt Lake -- On to California -- Wild horses -- "Riding on the Rail" -- Exploring the mythical Yellowstone -- Mountain of the Holy Cross -- Finding the lost cities -- Last days with the Hayden Survey -- "Every Nation on the Gl... View more info

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THE MCGAVOCK CONFEDERATE CEMETERY : a revised & updated Compilation

By: Jacobson Eric A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Nashville, Self-published,: 2007

Edition: Revised Edition,

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1123744

Condition: Fine


black fabroid, gilt spine, 168 pages, [8] leaves of plates :illuatrated, introduction by Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South. signed by Jacobson on the title page. View more info

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THE CROWN JEWELS OF MAINE : the Maine Tourmaline Necklace

By: James A Vose

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Me, James A. Vose: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125444

Condition: Very Good


pict. paper wraps, 64 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles, CONTENTS: Introduction to Maine tourmalines -- Geology of Maine -- The Maine Tourmaline Necklace -- resentation to the state -- Historical facts and rare photos -- Tourmaline date of discovery -- Tourmalines of Mount Mica watercolor collage., View more info

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LORD BEAVERBROOK AND THE KENNEDYS

By: James Downey; John F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125486

ISBN: 155131164X

Condition: Fine


pict paper covers, xvi, 116 pages : illustrations, Contains speeches by John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Robert Francis Kennedy delivered in Fredericton at the time when each of them received an honorary degree from the University of New Brunswick. View more info

CAPTURING THE COMMONS; devising institutions to manage the Maine lobster Industry

By: James M Acheson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hanover, New Hampshire, University Press of New England: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11255734

ISBN: 1584653175

Condition: Very Good


cloth, dust jacket, xiii, 264 p. : illustrated.,maps, name on front free endpaper blanked out with marker, some underlining first chapter, CONTENTS; Spatial strategies and territoriality -- The island game : informal rules and the factors producing them -- The genesis of state laws for the lobster industry -- Co-management in the Maine lobster industry -- Science and local knowledge -- Dealing with the feds -- The politics of science. A case study of the Maine lobster-fishing industry. James M. Acheson argues that resource degradation is not inevitable, and that Maine's record high catches ar... View more info

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Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 : and to Oregon and north California in the years 1843-'44

By: John Charles Fremont

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington, Blair and Rives: 1845

Seller ID: 112556003

Condition: Good


old pict. paper over boards, calf spine, 583 pages, [23] leaves of plates : (4 missing) (margin trimmed on 3 plates) illustrations, folded maps, [U.S. 28th Cong., 2d sess. House. Ex.], doc. no. 166, CONTENTS:A report on an exploration of the country lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the line of the Kansas and Great Platte Rivers. -- Catalogue of plants ... By John Torrey. -- Astronomical observations (p. 99-101). -- A report of the exploring expedition to Oregon and north California. -- Table of distances along the road travelled by the expedition in 1843 and 1844.... View more info

Image for MACARTHUR AND WAINWRIGHT; sacrifice of the Philippines., Signed By Author

MACARTHUR AND WAINWRIGHT; sacrifice of the Philippines., Signed By Author

By: John Jacob Beck

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1125508

ISBN: 0826302823 9780

Condition: Very Good


red cloth, xix, 302 pages illustrations, index, signed in ink by author on half title with long inscription to former owner, light wear to d.j. edges, d.j. is price-clipped, View more info

Image for A FRIENDLY INVASION : the American military in Newfoundland, 1940-1990; Signed Copy

A FRIENDLY INVASION : the American military in Newfoundland, 1940-1990; Signed Copy

By: John N Cardoulis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: St. John's, Nfld., Breakwater Books Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125318

ISBN: 0920911854

Condition: Very Good


black buckram, gilt spine, 224 pages : illustrations, maps, signed with inscription to former owner on front endpaper, clean, bright copy "During the years of the Second World War over 750,000 American serviceman passed through the many US bases and installations in Newfoundland;over 100,000 were stationed there for a number of years;over 25,000 married Newfoundland women, This 1990 book marks the fiftieth anniversary of the American military presence in Newfoundland. Welll illustrated! View more info

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Ansel Adams at 100

By: John Szarkowski; Ansel Adams; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 2003

Seller ID: 11255674

ISBN: 082122865X

Condition: Fine


pict. paper, covers, 191 pages, illustrated., a fine copy in publisher's shrink wrap, "Published ... on the occasion of the centennial exhibition Ansel Adams at 100 ..." held at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art August 4, 2001-January 13, 2002 and at other places., The most significant book yet on master photographer Ansel Adams View more info

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FLOODTIDE OF 1927 : a gathering of reports and pictures which tell their story graphically of the great November flood in Vermont Stat

By: Johnson Luther B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Randolph, Vermont, Roy L. Johnson Co: 1927

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1123853

Condition: Very Good


printed paper wraps, iv, 181 pages. illustrated, port. frontis. 41 full page b & w illustrations from photographs, small tears to edges small spots on wraps, "The torrential rains began on November 3, 1927. It had already been a wet October and rivers were swollen and the ground saturated. Nine inches of rain fell in a thirty-six hour period and horrendous flooding began. Though all of New England was affected, Vermont was devastated. The state flooded from Newport to Bennington, with the Winooski River Valleythe hardest hit. Eighty-five people died and 9,000 were left homeless. Many of Ve... View more info