Category: History


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Image for Night Raider of the Atlantic :  The Saga of the U-99, Complete and Unabridged

Night Raider of the Atlantic : The Saga of the U-99, Complete and Unabridged

By: Robertson, Terence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20253

Condition: Very Good+

256 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Paperback, 256 pages, all edges inked yellow. ; Foreword by Admiral Sir George Creasy. Copyright 1955. This is 1st paperback edition, 1957, complete and unabridged. ; True story of German submarine U-99 under Captain Otto Kretschmer who sank 38 ships during World War 2. ; Spine a bit curled but not creased. One faint wrinkle to upper front. Otherwise appears unread. ; Ace Books D Series; Vol. 744 View more info

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Runnin ' Crazy : A Portrait of the Genesee River (New York History)

By: Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth, and Edward P. Curtis Jr.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Donning Company: 1996

Seller ID: 20297

ISBN: 0898659787

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

192 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, brown buckram cloth, 192 glossy pages, index, bibliography, main text in two columns, over 200 photos, many in full color. ; Authored by city historian of Rochester, New York, where mighty Genesee River (aka Grand Canyon of the East) flows into Lake Ontario. ; No defects to book. Jacket has one very small closed tear near rear flap. View more info

Comparative Perspectives on Slavery in New World Plantation Societies : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 292, June 27, 1977

By: Rubin, Vera, and Arthur Tuden

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York Academy of Sciences: 1977

Seller ID: 13787

Condition: Very Good+

619 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, dark blue covers, [vi] + 619 pages, index of contributors, chapter endnotes, 53 papers by various experts, numerous b/w figures, diagrams, lists and tables. ; Isbn 089072038X. Topics include: Structural origin of slavery. Slave revolt in Jamaica 1831-32. Slave revolts in Venezuela. Profitability of slave trade in 1840s. Demography of plantation slaves in Surinam. Slave laws of Danish Virgin Islands. Family groupings among slaves ... View more info

Autobiography of Brook Farm : A Book of Primary Source Materials

By: Sams, Henry W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall: 1962

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 20168

Condition: Good+

271 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Red softcover, [viii] + 271 glossy pages, appendix of exercises for students, index, 2 small b/w maps, tune of Brook Farm call in standard notation, 129 excerpts from original writings of Brook Farm members. ; Copyrigth 1958. This is 5th printing, May, 1962. ; History of famous Utopian community near Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1840 by Unitarian minister George Ripley, populated by many liberals, progressives and Unitarians, lasted ... View more info

Savannah : Then and Now

By: Sanmann, Stefan, and John Crowell; Illustrated by Jeffrey Crowell

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Savannah House Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20487

ISBN: 0965412806

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

172 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Large oblong hardcover, red boards, 172 glossy pages, over 160 full-page photos with captions, over 80 spreads featuring, on the left, historical b/w photo of 1930s or earlier, and on the right, full-color modern photo of same building or location, in most cases taken from same angle. ; New photos by Jeffrey Crowell. ; No defects to book. Jacket shows only a touch of shelfware. View more info

Studia Do Dziejow Wawelu, Tom 1 : Archaeological History of Wawel, Krakow, Cracow, Poland, Volume 1

By: Sawicki, Ludwik, et al.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Panstwowe Zbiory Sztuki Na Wawelu: 1955

Seller ID: 7508

Condition: Good+

486 pages; Folio (12") 31 cm; POLISH text throughout. Tall softcover, tan covers, 486 pages, errata page, many chapters by various experts, index, bibliography, footnotes, 3 tables, 60 b/w photos and diagrams with captions. ; This is volume 1 only. Other volumes were published later. Archaeological investigations of ancient ruins in Krakow, Poland. ; Exterior sunned. Spine creased along one line. All pages slightly wavy, last half of book pages have very pale areas o... View more info

U-Boat 977 : 1st Paperback Edition, 1952

By: Schaeffer, Heinz

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1952

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20268

Condition: Good+

148 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, color illustrated cover, [xii] + 148 pages, all edges inked yellow, floorplan of U-boat 977.; Ballantine BB 207. Copyright 1950. This is 1st paperback edition, 1952. ; 'A German U-boat commander's personal account of his four years in the Battle of the Atlantic.' Introduction by Nicholas Monserrat. ; Covers show light creases to tips. Spine slightly rolled, with faint vertical crease. Pages a bit yellowed from age. No marks, no ... View more info

Letters from Prague : 1939-1941 (Signed)

By: Schapiro, Raya Czerner, and Helga Czerner Weinberg

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20892

ISBN: 0897333691

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

218 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, tan speckled boards, [xx] + 218 pages, index, appendix, 2 family trees, 38 b/w photos and facsimiles. Front endpaper inscribed and SIGNED by author Raya Shapiro. ; Letters and memoirs of two little Jewish girls and their relatives trapped in Prague under Nazi occupation. ; No defects to book apart from autograph. Jacket shows a touch of shelfwear. View more info

Waterloo Historical Society : Waterloo, Ontario, Lot of 5 Volumes, 1961-1982, with gaps

By: Schmidt, Grace, and Grace E. Hall

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Historical Society:

Seller ID: 20819

Condition: Near Fine

8vo (9") 23 cm; Each vol has numerous b/w photos with captions. ; Lot includes: Vol-49, 1961, gray, 80 pages. Vol-54, 1966, green, 92 pgs. Vol-55, 1967, green, 92g. Vol-57, 1969, green, 84p. Vol-17, 1982, ivory, 156p. ; Only a touch of edgewear. All appear unread. View more info

Image for Legends of a Legacy :  Karl H. Schnoor of Ira Township, Michigan, and His Letters

Legends of a Legacy : Karl H. Schnoor of Ira Township, Michigan, and His Letters

By: Schnoor, Karl H, and Susanna Mason Defever

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Reference Publications: 1987

Seller ID: 20811

Condition: Near Fine

54 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover booklet, 54 pages, biography, 13 letters, 27 b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Edited by Susanna Mason Defever. Foreword by Marjorie A. Thomas. Published under auspices Ira Township (Michigan) Sesquicentennial Committee. These 13 effusions were written by real estate developer Karl H. Schnoor (grandson of the first Schnoor settler in 1860) as a means of advertising his business and bringing settlers to Ira Township. ; Small ... View more info

Hudson's Bay Boy, the : From Cabbagetown to Rupert's Land

By: Seagrave, John J.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 2005

Seller ID: 20899

ISBN: 1894856449

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

212 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [xii] + 212 pages, small map, 25 b/w photos with captions. ; Memoirs and true tales of life in the frozen northlands of Canada (Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) written by modern-day fur trader. ; No defects to book or jacket. View more info

Image for Beaumont and the Mackinac Island Miracle :  The Story of a Great Adventure in Medicine in the Michigan Wilderness of the Early 1800s

Beaumont and the Mackinac Island Miracle : The Story of a Great Adventure in Medicine in the Michigan Wilderness of the Early 1800s

By: Selleck, Henry B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beaumont Memorial Foundation: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18685

Condition: Very Good

40 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; White softcover booklet, 40 pages, 17 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in full color including front cover. ; Famous story of William Beaumont MD who, on Mackinac Island in 1822, was able to make new discoveries in stomach physiology and digestion when a French Canadian voyageur suffered an accidental gunshot wound that did not completely heal. ; Front cover and front leaf creased at lower corner. Otherwise book shows only minor wear. View more info

Amana : The Community of True Inspiration

By: Shambaugh, Bertha Horack

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Penfield Books: 1988

Seller ID: 20304

ISBN: 1932043632

Condition: Very Good+

414 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Blue softcover, 414 pages, index, over 50 photos and illustrations. ; History of famous Amana colonies of Iowa, populated by German Pietists who flourished for decades in their isolated lifestyle. ; Originally published 1908. This is an authorized facsmilie edition, with additional historical photos by Bertha Horack Shambaugh, published under auspices, State Historical Society of Iowa, 1988. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Original pricesti... View more info

Gazeta Tysiaclecia : The Thousand Year Gazette

By: Siuchninski, Mateusz; Illustrated by Zygmunt Platek

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16445

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dust jacket

204 pages; Folio (13.5") 35 cm; Tall hardcover (10 x 13.5 inches) 25 x 35 cm, brown cloth, gold lettering and decor, 204 pages, monochrome illustrated endpapers, main text in 5 columns, chronology, four royal family trees, endnotes, hundreds of b/w photos and illustrations. POLISH text throughout. ; Edited by Jadwiga Nadzienja. Illustrated by Zygmunt Platek. Additional contributions by Mieczyslaw Wisniewki. Wydanie 1 (1st Edition) stated. ; Capsule history of Poland ... View more info

Image for New Worlds for Old :   (Signed First Edition, 1935) an Autobiography of the Changing European Scene

New Worlds for Old : (Signed First Edition, 1935) an Autobiography of the Changing European Scene

By: Skariatina, Irina, and Victor Blakeslee

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16660

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket

307 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gilt lettering, 207 pages. Front endpaper inscribed 'Very sincerely' and SIGNED by Irina Skariatina and by Victor Blakeslee in fountain pen. ; 1st edition stated. Written by Irina Skariatina, a Russian noble who escaped during the revolution and became an international journalist, and her American husband, Victor F. Blakeslee, a naval officer. This book describes her eyewitness accounts of early 1930s Europe, includ... View more info

Queer Things about Japan : To Which is Added a Life of the Late Emporer of Japan

By: Sladen, Douglas

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Singing Tree Press: 1968

Seller ID: 20314

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

443 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, red endpapers, [lxxii] + 443 pages, top edge red, 5 appendixes including chronology of Japanese history, over 30 full-pageb/w illustrations on unnumbered plates. ; Originally published by London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Tribner and Company, 1903. This is a high-quality exact facsimile reprint, of the 4th edition, 1913, published 1968. View more info

Journal of Social Issues, Desegregation, an Appraisal of the Evidence : Volume 9, Number 4, 1953

By: Smith, M. Brewster, and Kenneth B. Clark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: 1953

Seller ID: 17717

Condition: Very Good+

79 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tan softcover, 79 pages, footnotes, endnotes. Editor M. Brewster Smith. Guest author for this issue, Kenneth Bancroft Clark. ; Published by a division of the American Psychological Association, 1953. Takes a highly detailed look at the issue of desegregation as it existed during the time the US supreme Court was deliberatiing Brown v Board of Education. Many examples of successful desegregation in the South (and elsewhere) are described, inc... View more info

Michigan : From the Eyry of the Eagle (Signed)

By: Snowday, H. Terry; Illustrated by Dale Fisher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Elk Marsh Foundation: 1986

Seller ID: 20361

ISBN: 0961562315

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

150 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Large oblong hardcover (14.25 x 10.25 inches) white cloth, white laid endpapers, about 150 unnumbered glossy pages, over 135 fantastic full-page full-color aerial photos of Michigan. SIGNED by Dale Fisher under his photo on page 8.; Photos by Dale Fisher. Introduction and text by H. Terry Snowday. ; One of the best coffee-table books of Michigan photos ever published. Simply stunning images. ; No defects. No marks apart from autograph. ... View more info

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Michigan on Fire

By: Sodders, Betty, with Don Weeks

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20873

ISBN: 1882376528

Condition: Very Good+

390 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Softcover, [x] + 390 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, several lists and tables, 40 b/w photos and illustrations. ; Copyright 1997. This is 2nd printing, 1999. ; Horrifying true story of Great Fire of 1881 that burned nearly every part of the "thumb" of Michigan and killed 280 people, plus chapters on other great fires in Michigan in 1871, 1908, 1911 and more. Mz; Light edgewear only. No marks or major defects. View more info

Star Wars : Delusions and Dangers

By: Sokolov, Sergei

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Military Publishing House: 1985

Seller ID: 18227

Condition: Very Good+

56 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover booklet, blue fabricoid covers, 56 pages, 12 full-color photos and illustrations. English throughout. ; Translated from Russian by Progress Publishers. ; Topics include: Soviet Union against military use of outer space. Reagan administration attempting to militarize outer space. Use of Strategic Defense Initiative aka Star Wars as first strike. Bombers. Submarines. Nuclear missiles. Curbing the arms race. More. ; Light edgewear o... View more info