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Journal of Negro History, the : Volume 54, Number 1, January 1969

By: Brewer, William, with Benjamin Quarles, Clarence G. Contee, Arthur Schlesinger

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History: 1969

Seller ID: 20579

Condition: Good+


100 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Tan softcover, [ii] + 91 + 7 pages, 4 major articles with chapter endnotes, plus news, book reviews, etc. ; Contents: The Canadian Negro, by Robin W. Winks. Nationalism and History, by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Historians and Negroes, by I. A. Newby. Emergence of DuBois as an African Nationalist, by Clarence G. Contee. ; Upper tip lightly bumped. Very small scribble on each cover. Former owner laid protective clear film over covers and edge... View more info

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The Time it Takes : (Michigan History)

By: Brooks, Lucy Thompson

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Lucy Thompson Brooks: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20832

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


102 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Hardcover, white cloth, gold spine title, [ii] + 84 + 16 pages, 102 total pages, main text in 2 columns, 90 b/w photos with captions. ; Autobiography of Lucy Thompson Brooks, schoolteacher and great-grandmother of many, who grew up in log cabin on farm in Hart, Oceana county, in the northwest part of Michigan's lower peninsula. She tells true tales of primitive farming, hunting, cooking, schools, horses, trains, automobiles, etc, and fa... View more info

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Cushing of Gettysburg : The Story of a Union Artillery Commander

By: Brown, Kent Masterson

Price: $13.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20942

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


330 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, tan cloth, [xiv] + 330 pages + 24 plates, index, bibliography, endnotes, 11 maps, 54 high-quality b/w photos and illustrations on glossy plates. ; Isbn 0813118379. 1st edition, 1993. Lieutenant Alonzo Hereford Cushing was in charge of an artillery unit at Gettysburg and was killed there in action. This biography is one of very few Civil War histories focused on a junior officer or the operations of an artillery (cannon) unit. ;... View more info

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Ghost Towns of Ontario, Volume 2 : A Field Guide

By: Brown, Ron

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Polar Bear Press: 1999

Seller ID: 20836

Condition: Near Fine


224 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Green softcover, 224 pages, index, over 60 towns listed and described, over 100 b/w photos and small maps. View more info

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World's Fair, The, Being a Pictorial History of the Columbian Exposition : Containing a Complete History of the World Renowned Exposition At Chicago; ... .

By: Cameron, William E.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: M. J. Monahan: 1893

Seller ID: 20991

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


816 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Large thick hardcover, black embossed leather binding, gilt lettering, 816 pages, floral endpapers, gorgeous presentation page with full-color and gilt decor, four frontispiece portrait photos of Thomas W. Palmer, George R. Davis, Mrs. Potter Palmer (Bertha Honore Palmer) and Frances E. Willard, main text in 2 columns, hundreds of b/w and monochrome photos and engravings with captions, many full-page. ; Complete subtitle: 'Being a Pictor... View more info

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It Happened at Rockwood : A History of the Gibraltar School District (Michigan History)

By: Carlson, Oscar A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gibraltar School District Board of Education: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20826

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


64 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, gold lettering, 64 glossy pages, index, appendix, 15 b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Originally written in 1951. This is first edition, 1980. ; Oscar A. Carlson, longtime teacher, principal, and all-around great guy, penned this lively history of the Gibraltar School District, encompassing Gibraltar, Rockwood, Flat Rock, Woodhaven, and parts of Brownstown township, Wayne county, Michigan, on the banks of Lake Erie... View more info

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Historical Detroit : A Story in Bronze

By: Catlin, George B., with Clarence Monroe Burton and Otto Stoll; Illustrated by William Ogg Fitzgerald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: J. L. Hudson Company: 1926

Seller ID: 11563

Condition: Very Good+


48 pages; 24mo (5.25") 13 cm; Small tan softcover, 3.25 x 5.25 inches, 85 x 131 mm, 48 pages, small medallion embossed on front, list of each unveiling ceremony and all speakers, brief history of each location, 20 monochrome illustrations, 21 b/w photos, small map. ; In celebration of its 45th anniversary, Detroit's largest department store, J. L. Hudson Company, installed bronze tablets on 20 historical sites in Detroit in 1926. This booklet lists and describes each... View more info

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Then Came Freedom : Detroit and the Emancipation Proclamation

By: Chavis, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Detroit Historical Museum: 1964

Seller ID: 20869

Condition: Near Fine


8 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; White booklet, 8 pages, 7 b/w photos and illustrations, 5 with captions. ; Copyright 1960. This printing 1964. ; History of abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass and other notables in Detroit, on and around the day of emancipation, January 1, 1863. ; No marks, no defects. Scarce. View more info

Study Guide, Incendiaries : Questions, Answers and Practical Exercises

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chemical Warfare School: 1942

Seller ID: 17805

Condition: Good


44 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, pale yellow covers, 2 + 39 + 3 pages, 6 tables, 11 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published in Edgewood, Maryland, at the Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) which was home of the US Army Chemical Warfare School. *** Topics include: What is fire? Extinguishing fires. Magnesium bombs. White phosphorus. Grenades. More. ; This book appears to have been used in the field. Covers are soiled. Light foxing to some page edges. Owne... View more info

Instructions for Using Gas Indentifications Sets

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chemical Warfare School: 1942

Seller ID: 17806

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, pale yellow covers, 16 pages, 1 table, 4 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published in Edgewood, Maryland, at the Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) which was home of the US Army Chemical Warfare School. *** Instructions for using army equipment made for the identification of gases and detonators used in chemical warfare. ; Light soiling to covers. Small piece of last leaf (blank on both sides) missing. Owner name on front i... View more info

Decontamination : Decontamination of Vesicant Agents

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chemical Warfare School: 1942

Seller ID: 17807

Condition: Very Good


44 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, pale yellow covers, 44 pages, 4 tables, 36 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published in Edgewood, Maryland, at the Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) which was home of the US Army Chemical Warfare School. *** Instructions for decontaminating people, objects, and locations that have been attacked with vesicants (chemicals that cause burning and blistering, such as mustard gas). ; Light foxing to covers, light bumps to tips. ... View more info

Use of Chemical Agents and Munitions in Training : War Department Technical Manual TM 3-305, Restricted

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1944

Seller ID: 17808

Condition: Very Good-


32 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, manila covers, bound with one staple, 32 pages numbered to 27, 2 appendixes. ; Published for use at the US Army Chemical Warfare School at Edgewood Arsenal (now Aberdeen Proving Ground) , Edgewood, Maryland. *** States Restricted. Also states Tentative; we assume this publication was followed by another edition containing corrections, but cannot be sure. Also states, This manual supercedes TM 3-305, Use of Smokes and Lacrimators i... View more info

Chemical Warfare Service : Candles

By: Chemical Warfare School

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1931

Seller ID: 17809

Condition: Fair


28 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover booklet bound with two staples, bound edge die-cut for binder insertion, 28 pages, 32 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Published for use of US Army Chemical Warfare School, 1931. Topics include: Nontoxic smoke candles. Lacrimatory (tear gas) candles. Irritant candles. Methods of firing. Safety precautions. More. ; This item appears to have been in the field. Exteriors are rubbed and soiled. Owner name and date (6-42) in fountain pen on f... View more info

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Samuel Fry the Weaver and Mennonites of the Twenty : Canadian-German Folklore, Volume 8

By: Coffman, Barbara F.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario: 1982

Seller ID: 20854

Condition: Near Fine


276 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Tan softcover, [xii] + 276 pages, bibliography, appendix with genealogical and biographical data on many early families, index of surnames, 14 b/w photos with captions. ; Edited by Eldon D. Weber. Foreword by Frank H. Epp. ; historical fiction based on real lives of pioneer Mennonites of Vineland, Ontario, near the Twenty Mile Creek, written by daughter of one of their longtime ministers. ; Small sticker on front cover, as issued, stating... View more info

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History of the Dominion of the Arabs in Spain : Volume 2 (of 3)

By: Conde, J. A. with Mrs. Jonathan Foster

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Henry G. Bohn: 1854

Seller ID: 20887

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


493 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, green blindstamped cloth, gilt spine lettering, green patterned endpapers with publisher catalog, [xvi] + 493 + 6 pages, footnotes. ; Vol-2 ONLY of a 3-vol set. Originally published 1820. This is first English edition, 1854. This is an actual book from 1854, not a flimsy computer-generated reprint. ; Written by Dr. José Antonio Conde y García (1766-1820) aka J. A. Conde. Translated by Mrs. Jonathan Foster. ; Moderate wear to... View more info

String of Chinese Peach Stones, a : Sketches of Village Life in Rural Southern China, with Illustrations

By: Cornaby, William Arthur

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Gale Research Company: 1974

Seller ID: 20315

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


479 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark blue cloth, [xvi] + 479 pages, appendix, footnotes, about 150 b/w photos and illustrations in text, with captions. ; Originally published by London: Charles H. Kelly, 1895. This is a high-quality exact facsimile reprint, 1974. ; Village life, customs, festivals, etc, in rural southern China, with much info on bloody Taiping Rebellion of 1850-1864, launched by fanatical Chinese convert to Christianity who proclaimed himself t... View more info

Human Nature and History, Complete in 2 Volumes : A Study in the Development of Liberal Political Thought

By: Cumming, Robert Denoon

Price: $26.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18729

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


825 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Set of 2 hardcover volumes, blue cloth, top edges blue, 825 pages. ; Isbn 0226123642. Authored by longtime professor of philosophy and 20th-century phenomenology, Columbia University, New York. ; We have graded this set Fine. No defects to books or jackets. Still in original shrinkwrap. View more info

Relics of Columbus, the : An Illustrated Description of the Historical Collection in the Monastery of La Rabida, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

By: Curtis, William Eleroy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: William H. Lowdermilk Company: 1893

Seller ID: 15430

Condition: Good+


224 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Orange softcover, 224 pages, footnotes, 1067 items listed and described, 107 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Items include: portraits, maps, landscapes of places Columbus visited, relics of the conquest of the New World, original papers and documents relating to Columbus (many given here, in English translation, complete) and more. ; PLEASE NOTE: This is an actual book from 1893, not a flimsy overpriced book-on-demand reprin... View more info

Past and Present of Clinton County, Michigan : Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead, Illustrated

By: Daboll, Sherman B. (Judge) and Dean W. Kelley

Price: $85.00

Publisher: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17750

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


575 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall hardcover, quite heavy, full original black leather, gilt lettering on spine, green-gilt patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, 575 glossy pages, index, 80 full-page b/w photos and 5 beautiful full-page steel-engraved portraits with tissue guards. ; Biographical section, pages 1-439. Historical section, pages 440-572. ; (This is a real book from 1906, not a computer-generated reprint. Don't be fooled: those cheap reprints have the worst... View more info

Great West, The, Or, the Garden of the World : Its History, its Wealth, its Natural Advantages, and its Future, Also Comprising a Complete Guide to Emigrants, with a Full Description of the Different Routes Westward . . .

By: Dana, C. W.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Thayer & Eldridge: 1861

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 11847

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


396 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; This is not a flimsy recent reprint but an actual book from 1861. ; Hardcover, dark green blindstamped cloth, gilt spine title, pale yellow endpapers, a few small b/w engravings, several lists of data on river and railroad travel. For each western state (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, California, etc) gives rivers, railroads, climate, soil, government, education, religious data, e... View more info