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English Eccentrics and Eccentricities : A New Edition with 48 Illustrations

By: Timbs, John

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Singing Tree Press: 1969

Seller ID: 20312

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


578 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, yellow cloth, olve-green endpapers, [xvi] + 578 pages, index, 48 b/w illustrations in text. ; Originally published 1875. This is a high-quality exact facsimile reprint, 1969. ; True tales of bizarre and eccentric characters and events in English history. Chapter headings include: Wealth and fashion. Imposters. Strange sporting scenes. Theatrical folks. Men of letters. More. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks. No jacket, as issued. View more info

Fragility of Goodness, the : Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust

By: Todorov, Tzvetan, with Arthur Denner

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2001

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 19971

ISBN: 0691088322

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


197 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, dark burgundy-red cloth, [vi] + 197 + 5 pages, index, footnotes, complete text and commentary of 22 significant documents including memoirs, government pronouncements, statements from unions and other organizations, leaflets, etc. ; Sub-subtitle: A Collection of Texts with Commentary by Tzvetan Todorov, translated by Arthur Denner. Originally published in French, 1999. This is first English edition, 2001.; No defects to book. Lacks jacket. ; Item laid in: color postcard " Pozdrav iz Karlovca " with nine small color photos, postally used, pos... View more info

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Backwoods of Canada, The, 1836 : Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

By: Traill, Catherine Parr Strickland

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Coles Publishing Company: 1971

Seller ID: 20838

Condition: Very Good+


351 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Green and yellow softcover, [x] + 351 pages, 2 appendixes, 21 b/w illustrations reproduced from old engravings. ; Written between 1832 and 1834 by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1802-1899) and originally published anonymously in London, England, by Charles Knight, 1836, part of series Library of Entertaining Knowledge. This is a facsimile reprint published in Toronto by Coles, 1971. ; True tales of pioneer life in Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1830s, written by woman keeping house in log cabin near Peterborough. ; A touch of edgewear. Front 14 leaves show a smal... View more info

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George Washington's Grist Mill : Erected in 1735 and Restored in 1932

By: Virginia Conservation Commission

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Virginia Conservation Commission: 1932

Seller ID: 18667

Condition: Very Good


12 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Small softcover booklet, orange covers, 12 pages, 4 b/w photos with captions. ; Published by Virginia Conservation Commission in conjunction with Future Farmers of America. Topics: Historical sketch of the mill. Research and restoration. Excavations. ; Faint vertical crease affects entire booklet, which is otherwise flat and intact. No marks. View more info

Port Folio and Companion to the Select Circulating Library, the : A Semi-Monthly Publication on the Basis of Chamber's Edinburgh Journal, 4 Volumes, January 1835 to December 1836

By: Waldie, Adam, with Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Adam Waldie: 1835

Seller ID: 16171

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


832 pages; 4to (11.75") 30 cm; A family-friendly magazine from 1835. ; Brown leather spine and corners, green marbled boards, rag (cotton fiber) paper throughout, text in 3 columns, topical index at front of each Part, 4 small b/w engravings, 208 + 208 + 208 + 208 pages. ; This is a bound volume of 4 Volumes, here called Parts, with 13 issues (numbers) per volume, for a total of 52 issues, from January 1835 to December 1836 inclusive. ; Contents include: Travel tales and sketches, moral essays, stories for boys, stories for girls, informative and scientific articles, literary notices and c... View more info

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Johnstown Horror ! Or, Valley of Death, the : Being a Complete and Thrilling Account of the Awful Floods and Their Appalling Ruin, Containing Graphic Descriptions . . .

By: Walker, James Herbert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Creore & Nickerson: 1889

Seller ID: 15721

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


520 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, gray cloth, black and gilt decor on front and spine, black lettering, all edges marbled, gray patterned endpapers, [xiv] + 520 pages, dozens of b/w illustrations reproduced from engravings. ; Sensational story of massive flood that drowned over 2200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, when the South Fork dam collapsed in 1889. Published in 1889 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in Stevenspoint, Wisconsin, by Creore & Nickerson. Needless to say we do not have room to give the complete 123-word title. ; Exterior shows light rubbing and a few very small spots... View more info

Chenango Valley Tales

By: Walter, George W. ; Illustrated by John Mahaffy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Prospect Books: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19960

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


150 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, [x] + 150 pages, a few b/w sketches, over 60 short stories, anecdotes and true tales of pioneer life in Chenago Valley, New York. ; Written by longtime columnist, Hamilton Republican, Madison County Leader, and Mid-York Weekly. ; Book shows almost no wear. Gift note dated 1957 penned on front endpaper. Jacket unclipped, three very small edge chips otherwise intact. View more info

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Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro : His Anti-Slavery Labors in the United States, Canada and England

By: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, with Vincent Harding

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company: 1970

Seller ID: 21643

ISBN: 0874850320

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


277 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [xvi] + 277 pages, a few footnotes. ; Written by former slave who became a fiery abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. Originally published 1855. This edition, with new foreword by Vincent Harding, 1970. ; Topics include: Fugitives from slavery. Struggles against the prejudice of color. Anti-slavery work begun. Political question. White church and colored pastor. Canadian freemen. Labour in England. British abolitionism. More. ; Book shows only a touch of wear. No marks, no bumps, no defects. No jacket, as issued.... View more info

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Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific, An

By: Weale, B. L. Putnam

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16677

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


310 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gold spine lettering, [x] + 210 pages, footnotes, appendix of treaties and resolutions, 2 b/w and 4 two-color maps on glossy plates. ; Written by Bertram Lenox Simpson writing as B. L. Putnam Weale, 'an Englishman in the political section of the office of the President of China.' ; This fascinating book recounts diplomatic machinations from 1900 to 1922, in particular the demise of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance Treaty of 1902.; This is an actual hardcover book from 1922, not an overpriced print-on-demand brick. ; Exterior shows light sunnin... View more info

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Checkered Sunshine : The Story of Fort Lauderdale, 1793-1955

By: Weidling, Philip, and August Burghard

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Wake-Brook House: 1974

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 21500

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


300 pages; 4to (10.5") 27 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth, silver lettering on spine, 300 pages, index, select bibliography, 4 appendixes, 152 b/w photos and facsimiles with captions. ; Originally published 1955. This is Revised Edition, 1974, also Limited Edition of 2,000, of which this is number 313.; Book shows minor shelfwear, very light foxing to edges. Jacket shows a few pale spots, two small closed tears, but is all readable. Quite scarce. ; Laid in: vintage photocopy of brief clipping regarding this publication. View more info

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Lowell Mill Girls, the : Life in the Factory

By: Weisman, Joanne B. ; Illustrated by Susan Lippman

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Discovery Enterprises: 1991

Seller ID: 21081

ISBN: 1878668064

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Tan softcover, bibliography, endnotes, appendix, 15 b/w line illustrations. ; The famous 'mill girls' (many Universalists) working in textile factories of Lowell, Massachusetts, in the 1840s, organized, published their own literary paper, and some became celebrities. ; Contents: Lowell History at a Glance, by Arthur L. Eno Jr. Mill Girls of Lowell, by Verena Rybicki. Letter to Hannah, by Shirley Gifford, illustrated by Susan Lippman. Spirit of Discontent, by Almira, a Lowell mill girl. Beauties of our Factory System, or, Lowell Slavery, by Amelia Sargent. ; Onl... View more info

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Road to Victory, The, Volume 1 : A History of Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation in World War II

By: Wheeler, William Reginald; Illustrated by Allan D. Jones Jr

Price: $26.00

Publisher: United States Navy: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20925

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


361 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, gilt spine lettering, [xxiv] + 152 text pages + 211 glossy plates, 361 total pages, 2 small maps, 3 full-color glossy paintings, 211 high-quality b/w photos with captions, 216 total illustrations. ; Vol-1 ONLY of a 2-vol set. Foreword by Maj. Gen. Charles T. Gross. Paintings by Allan D. Jones Jr and Edward A. Chavez. ; Minor shelfwear only. A few pages show very small spots. Everything quite readable. Lacks jacket. View more info

Vastergotland : (Västergötland)

By: Wideen, Harald, and Bror Olsson; Illustrated by Erik Liljeroth

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Allhems Forlag: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18816

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


542 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; SWEDISH text throughout. Large heavy hardcover, red cloth, monochrome pictorial endpapers, 542 pages, 666 illustrations including line drawings, paintings, photos and small maps, many in full color, with detailed captions. ; Edited by Richard Holmstrom and S. Artur Svensson. Photos by Erik Liljeroth. Text by Harald Wideen and Bror Olsson. Introduction by Harald Schiller. Photo captions by Richard Holmstrom. ; A beautiful book on the history and people of Västergötland (West Gothland) a province of Sweden as it was in the 1950s. ; Book shows no defects apart fr... View more info

Musings of a Hermit at Three Score and Ten : With Historical Sketches of the Waccamaw Neck, Fifth and Final Edition (Signed)

By: Willcox, Clarke A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Walker, Evans & Cogswell Company: 1979

Edition: Fifth Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20109

Condition: Near Fine


166 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, white plastic comb binding, blue leatherette covers, [viii] + 166 pages, numerous b/w illustrations including small map and Willcox family tree. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; Copyright 1966. This is 5th edition, July, 1979. Written by Clarke Allen Willcox. Additional items by Genevieve Willcox Chandler, Sarah C. Spell, Gurdon Tarbox, others. Foreword by Sarah and Herbert Spell. ; History of Waccamaw Neck, near Myrtle Beach, Georgetown County, South Carolina. Also includes a few short stories and original poems. ; No defects to book... View more info

Natural and Civil History of Vermont, The, 1e : (1st Edition, 1794)

By: Williams, Samuel

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Isaiah Thomas & David Carlisle: 1794

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15725

ISBN: 0998355887

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


416 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; This is an actual book from 1794, not a computer-generated print-on-demand joke. ; Full original tan speckled leather, gilt title over black spine label, 416 pages, all edges speckled, frontispiece is beautiful large fold-out map of the State of Vermont as it was in 1793, laid rag (cotton fiber) paper throughout, catchwords, footnotes, many lists and tables giving climate, temperatures, dates that plants bud, etc; 7 appendixes including population table by county and town; list of subscribers. Text printed with long S that resembles an f. ; Dedication page dat... View more info

Epic of Heroism, an : The Underground Railroad in Michigan 1837-1870

By: Wilson, B. C.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Museum of African American History: 1988

Seller ID: 19519

Condition: Near Fine


58 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 58 pages, bibliography, glossary, 3 songs with music, over 30 b/w photos, illustrations and small maps. ; Foreword by Reginald Witherspoon. Exhibit guide, study guide and resource booklet for inaugural historical exhibit of Museum of African American History (now the Charles H. Wright Museum ~) of Detroit, Michigan. Not written 'down' to kids but suitable for all ages. Includes optional study questions and activities. ; Only a touch of wear. Clean and unmarked. Scarce. View more info

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Thousand Islands, the : Photo-Gravures

By: Witteman, Adolph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albertype Company: 1896

Seller ID: 16215

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


64 pages; 24mo (5") 13 cm; Small oblong hardcover (7 x 5 inches) 18 x 13 cm, umber-gray faux snakeskin boards bound with cord as issued, silver title on front, gorgeous white endpapers with gilt patterns, 64 unnumbered pages printed one-side only, 35 b/w photogravures (photos) of sights, including islands, coves, mansions, clubhouses, hotels, paddlewheel boats, etc, with captions. ; 'Scattered in prodigal profusion along the noble St. Lawrence River [on the border between Ontario and New York state] are the island gems, more than 1800 in number, known collectively as the Thousand Islands.'... View more info

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Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, the : And the Civil War's Final Campaign (Signed)

By: Wittenberg, Eric J.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Savas Beatie: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20941

ISBN: 1932714170

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


336 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, black boards, [xxiv] + 336 pages, index, bibliography, endnotes, 4 appendixes, 24 maps, 42 b/w photos and illustrations. Title page SIGNED by author. ; Foreword by Mark. L. Bradley. Minutely detailed history of Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, aka Battle of Fayetteville Road, aka Kilpatrick's Shirttail Skedaddle, which pitted Northern and Southern cavalry units against each other in Cumberland county, North Carolina, March, 1865.; Small address label on front endpaper. Author autograph. Otherwise book and jacket appear unused. View more info

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Whatever Happened to Raoul Wallenberg ? (Signed) : The True Story of Holocaust Hero Raul Wallenberg and the Author's Efforts to Rescue Him from Soviet Union Imprisonment

By: Wolff, Morris H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Educational Publisher: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20523

ISBN: 1470193701

Condition: Very Good+


326 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Gray pictorial softcover, [xviii] + 326 pages, several appendixes, 20 b/w photos. Halftitle page inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; Foreword by Tom Lantos. Biography of Christian Swedish diplomat who saved over 100 000 Hungarians Jews from Holocaust. ; Minor edgewear only. View more info

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Afromation : 366 Days of American History

By: Woods, Michael D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Mykco Communications: 1996

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 21640

ISBN: 0964634139

Condition: Very Good+


384 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Black softcover, spiral bound across top calendar-style, 384 pages, index, for each day of the year there is a concise biography of a notable African American, including: inventors, labor leaders, abolitionists, artists, military heroes, business leaders, government officials, sports legends and more. Most also have small b/w line portrait. ; 1st edition, Volume 1, 3rd printing, 1996, stated. Foreword by LaVerne C. Williams Hall. ; Light edgewear only. View more info