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Image for Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, the :  Kentucky's Greatest Natural Wonder

Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, the : Kentucky's Greatest Natural Wonder

By: Panton, J. Hoyes; Illustrated by C. G. Darnall

Price: $36.00

Publisher: C. G. Darnall: 1890

Seller ID: 20486

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


52 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Small oblong hardcover, gray-green cloth, 36 pages of text, 16 beautiful sepia-toned full-page photos on unnumbered plates, 52 pages total. Bound through three holes with yellow cord as issued. Black decor and gilt lettering on front. Floral endpapers. Glossy throughout. ; Photos by C. G. Darnall. ; Features images of: Mouth of the cave. Bacon chamber. Bridal altar. Old arm chair. Giant's coffin. Star chamber. Boat on Echo River. Much mor... View more info

Out of Nowhere : A History of the Military Sniper

By: Pegler, Martin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20967

ISBN: 1841768545

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


352 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Hardcover, red buckram cloth, b/w photo endpapers, 352 glossy pages, index, bibliography, glossary, endnotes, about 400 photos with captions, many historical b/w, many in full color. ; Chronological history of military combat marksmen (aka sharpshooters or snipers) including training, weaponry, tactics, etc, from 1700s to modern day. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks. View more info

He's My Brother : Former Racial Foes Offer Strategy for Reconciliation

By: Perkins, John, and Thomas A. Tarrants III

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chosen Books: 1994

Seller ID: 20549

Condition: Near Fine


233 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; White softcover, 233 pages. ; Co-authored by David Wimbish. True story of racism and reconciliation from Mississippi. Blurb: 'A Black Activist and a Former Klansman Tell their Stories.' ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks or defetcs. ; 1994-06-03 Series View more info

Royal Oak, Michigan : The Early Years

By: Perkins, Owen A.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Golden Jubilee '71: 1974

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 19030

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


243 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Red cloth, gold lettering and decor, endpaper maps, [xvi] + 243 glossy pages, heavily illustrated with b/w photos and a few drawings, with captions. Errata page. ; Copyright 1971. This is 2nd edition, revised, with corrections and new foreword by editor, 1974. Exhaustive. Chapters contributed by Etoile C. Leahy, John G. Wilson, Anna Nielsen Hilzinger, Blanch Ladendorf Howard and others. ; Almost no visible wear. No marks. Small bookstore la... View more info

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Middlesex : Two Centuries

By: Phelps, Edward

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Middlesex County: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20857

Condition: Near Fine


74 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall pale blue softcover, [x] + 74 pages, 2 color photos on covers, 100 b/w photos and illustrations in text, including several small maps. ; Isbn 0969421001. 1st edition, 2500 copies, November 1989, stated. Additional contributions by John Leverton, Pat Morden, Mike Pizzuti, Joe Sheik. ; Owner name penned on front cover in a very small hand. No other defects. View more info

Prison Breakers, the : A Book of Escapes from Captivity

By: Phillip, Alban M.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Gryphon Books: 1971

Seller ID: 20316

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


282 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, [xii] + 282 pages, 8 b/w illustrations; Originally published by London: Philip Allan & Co, 1927. This is a high-quality exact facimile reprint, 1971. ; True stories of eight prison breaks from top security European strongholds of the 18th and 19th centuries: John Nevison, Jack Sheppard, David Haggart, Louis Cartouche, Louis Napoleon, George Kelly, Frederick Trenck twice (from Glatz and from Magdeburg) ; No wear, no d... View more info

Old Deerfield : Containing an Appreciation of Early New England as Evidenced by the Now Standing Seventeenth Century Houses of Deerfield, Massachusetts

By: Pinkham Press

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Pinkham Press: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20356

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


50 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, tan parchment over boards, gilt title on front, 50 unnumbered pages, 10 exquisite b/w engravings with text and captions. Handmade paper with watermarks and deckle edges, unopened along top edges, as issued. ; 1st edition, also limited edition, published for private circulation. Beautiful letterpress book. ; We have graded this item Fair. Spine (unlettered) is chipped at both ends and tanned, and rear cover has small spots. Inter... View more info

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Historical and Business Compendium of Ottawa County, Michigan, Volumes 1 and 2 : A Complete Historical, Statistical, Biographical and Geographical Compendium . . . for 1892-1893

By: Potts, Hiram

Price: $54.00

Publisher: Potts & Conger, Publishers: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18466

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


484 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Complete, contains vols 1 and 2 in one vol. Hardcover, dark red leather over spine and tips, dark red cloth over boards, gilt spine title, 204 + 280 pages. ; Ottawa county, on the west coast of Michigan, was largely settled by immigrants from the Netherlands and to a lesser extent Germany and England. This publication contains Vol-1, Historical, and Vol-2, Business Directory, bound together as issued. Vol-1 describes early settlers, townshi... View more info

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Twentieth Maine, the : A Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War

By: Pullen, John J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Morningside House: 1997

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 20939

ISBN: 089029755X

Condition: Very Good+


338 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Yellow illustrated softcover, [xii] + 338 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 8 b/w drawings, 10 small maps, 20 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Originally published 1957. This is an exact facsimile reprint, 1997.; A touch of wear to tips. Halftitle page has small address label. No other defects. View more info

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1977

By: Quarles, Benjamin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19640

Condition: Near Fine


24 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; Oblong softcover, tan covers, [viii] + 24 pages, small b/w portraits and concise biographies of 45 African American men and women who have held seats in the US senate or house of representatives. ; 1st edition, 1977.; No signs of use. View more info

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Royal Oak Images : Yesterday's Charm, Today's Treasures

By: Randau, Barbara K. ; Illustrated by Owen A. Perkins

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Royal Oak Historical Commission: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19150

Condition: Near Fine


272 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall purple softcover, 272 glossy pages, index, bibliography, main text in 2 columns, over 300 b/w photos with detailed text. Includes houses, businesses, churches, barns, etc, many with family histories. ; Isbn 0979185904. Photos by Owen A. Perkins and others. Written by Barbara K. Randau, Owen A. Perkins, Karen A. Crawford, Ruth G. Cleaveland, Lois A. Lance, William J. Sullivan, being the Roundtable of Royal Oak Historical Organizations.... View more info

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With a Dream as a Compass We have Gathered these Memories of Mackinaw : (Signed)

By: Ranville, Judy, and Nancy A. Campbell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mackinaw City Public Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20968

Condition: Near Fine


303 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, tan leatherette covers, 303 pages, text in 2 columns, chapter bibliographies, about 200 historical b/w photos with captions. Front blank page SIGNED by both authors and hand-numbered 112 on copyright page. ; Compiled by members of Mackinaw Women's Club. Many contributors. Foreword by Thelma Shaw. ; History of Mackinaw City, Michigan, including Cheboygan county, Emmet county, Petoskey, Cecil Bay, Trails End Bay, Wawatam Beac... View more info

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

Image for Me and the Black Hills :  By the Old Prospector Man Mountaiin Ed Ryan (Signed)

Me and the Black Hills : By the Old Prospector Man Mountaiin Ed Ryan (Signed)

By: Ryan, Ed

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Ed Ryan: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18027

Condition: Very Good+


90 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover, tan leatherette covers, [ii] + 90 pages, 1 b/w photo, 18 b/w cartoon illustrations. ; Copyright 1951 by Brad Slack and Ed Ryan. 'This story is fictional in part.' Humorous tales and anecdotes from the old west in and around South Dakota, and a few that occur in the big city New York. ; Covers show two small marks, one being author's name underlined. Staples rusty but intact. On pg 43, beneath photo of himself and his trusty donk... 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