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These Days of Large Things : The Culture of Size in America, 1865-1930

By: Clarke, Michael Tavel

Price: $11.00

Publisher: University of Michigan Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11900

ISBN: 0472099620

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


326 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, black cloth, copper spine lettering, [x] + 326 pages, orange boards, index, bibliography, extensive endnotes, 42 b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; 'Examines a recurring theme in American culture: the celebration of and identification with large things'. Primary focus on Progressive Era. Much on racism, classism, sexism, body size, gender roles, pygmies, skyscrapers, etc. ; Jacket shows a whisper of shelfwear. Otherwise appears unread. Scarce. 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: $11.00

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: 'Vol. 8 - Historical novel based on facts of the early Pennsylvania German Mennonite settlement in Vineland/Jordan area.' ;... 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 ends of spine. Front endpaper (publisher catalog) chipped and scarred but nearly all readable. Interior clean, binding tight... View more info

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

By: Cornaby, William Arthur

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Gale Research Company: 1974

Seller ID: 20315

ISBN: 1241367086

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 the brother of Jesus. ; A touch of wear to tips No other defects. No jacket, as issued. Appears unused. 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 reprint. ; Written by William Eleroy Curtis, director of Bureau of American Republics and Chief of Latin-American Bureau, World's C... 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: $75.00

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 portraits and illustrations you have ever seen) ; Leather shows moderate wear at tips, partly split along joints, but bindin... 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: $35.00

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, etc. ; Copyright 1856 by Wentworth and Co. This is 2nd printing, 1861. ; Full subtitle: 'Its History, its Wealth, its Natural ... View more info

Livonia Preserved : Greenmead and Beyond (Images of America Series) (Michigan)

By: Daniel, Suzanne, and Kathleen Glynn

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 20362

ISBN: 0738541133

Condition: Near Fine


128 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Tan softcover, 128 glossy pages, over 200 high-quality historical b/w photos with detailed captions. ; Wonderful collection of historical photos showing birth and development of Greenmead, open-air museum and historical village in Livonia, Michigan. Plenty of Greek Revival architecture. ; No defects. Appears unread. ; Images of America Series View more info

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History of the Indians of Connecticut : From the Earliest Known Period to 1850, Published with the Sanction of the Connecticut Historical Society, 1851

By: De Forest, John W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: William James Hamersley: 1851

Seller ID: 12620

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


509 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; This is an actual hardcover book from 1851, not a flimsy overpriced computer-generated reprint. ; Full original dark brown cloth, gilt spine lettering, [xxvi] + 509 pages, several b/w illustrations reproduced from engravings, index, footnotes, 6 appendixes including short vocabulary table in English, Massachusetts, Narragansett, Mohican, Pequot, Naugatuck. ; (Please note: Image shows one clipping + spine and front of book) Copyright 1850. Title page 1851. ; Manuscript approved by J. L. Kingsley, Leonard Bacon, E. C. Herrick on behalf of Connecticut Historical ... View more info

Malawi, Kenya, Zanzibar : British Information Services

By: Debenham, Frank

Price: $22.00

Publisher: British Information Services: 1963

Seller ID: 20302

Condition: Very Good


8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Three vols on African localities, each with social, economic and political info, bibliography, appendixes, small maps, etc, all printed in England, distributed by British Information Services, New York. ; Vol-1474, Zanzibar, 1963, 44 pages, 2 small b/w maps. Vol-1475, Kenya, 1963, 48 pages, 2 small b/w maps. Vol-1485, Malawi, 1964, 46 pages, 14 b/w photos and 2 small maps, all on glossy plates, with one map being in black and orange. ; All have small spots to covers. Otherwise no rips or tears, no marks, no defects. Scarce. ; British Information Services Series View more info

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Loop-Harrison House and Family, the : Port Sanilac, Michigan

By: Denison, Gene, and Laura Long

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Sanilac County Historical Museum & Village: 2002

Seller ID: 21633

Condition: Very Good+


32 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Pale yellow softcover, 32 pages, 50 photos, many in color. ; Beautiful mansard-style mansion, its history and history of its locally famous family, including Dr. Joseph Loop, Methodist Rev. Julius Harrison and sea captain Stanley Gardner Harrison. ; Covers show minor wear only. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

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Miracle at Your Doorstep : Picture Story of a Great American Newspaper

By: Detroit News

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Detroit News: 1960

Seller ID: 20288

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; 24mo (5.5") 13 cm; Oblong softcover, tan covers, 32 pages, chronology, 79 b/w photos and illustrations with detailed captions. ; History of Detroit News, founded in 1873 by James E. Scripps, and its amazing successes in journalism, editing, photography, wire service, typesetting, printing, pioneering radio and television divisions, more. ; Clean, no marks, no defects. Quite scarce. View more info

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Man's Venture in Culture : Some Inventions Underlying Civilization in Illinois of Today

By: Deuel, Thorne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: State Museum: 1955

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20805

Condition: Near Fine


40 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Black softcover booklet, nicely designed covers printed in silver and dark red, 40 pages, bibliography, footnotes, endnotes, 26 b/w illlustrations. ; Originally published 1950. This is 2nd printing, 1955. ; Brief overview of major inventions in civilization. Topics include: Earliest tools. Farming. Waterwheel. Pottery. Merchant trade. Writing. Printing. Public engineering. Electricity. More. ; A touch of wear to lower tip. Small pricesticker inked out on rear. No other defects. ; Story of Illinois Series; Vol. 6 View more info

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Surgeon with Custer at the Little Big Horn, a : James DeWolf's Diary and Letters, 1876 (signed)

By: DeWolf, James Madison, with Todd E. Harburn and Paul Andrew Hutton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20415

ISBN: 0806156945

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


257 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown and blue cloth, [xxvi] + 257 pages, index, bibliography, extensive endnotes, 3 appendixes, 2 small maps, 40 b/w figures and photos with captions. Title page SIGNED by editor, Todd E. Harburn, who also inscribed and SIGNED half-title page. ; Diaries of Dr. James Madison DeWolf, surgeon, joined 7th US Cavalry in 1875 and died at Little Big Horn in 1876, edited and with annotations by Todd E. Harburn, foreword by Paul Andrew Hutton. View more info

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Life at the Flats, Volume 1 : When Bedore Was King

By: Dixon, Michael M. , with Grace Denio Litchfield

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Mervue Publications: 1986

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 21595

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


166 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, umber cloth, gold lettering, [x] + 166 glossy pages, errata, 142 b/w photos and facsimiles including 1920s-era map. ; Copyright 1985. This is 2nd printing, 1986. Foreword by James M. Babcock. Includes complete text of "Little Venice, a Story of the St. Clair Flats," by Grace Denio Litchfield, originally published 1880s. ; Local history of Saint Clair Flats, longtime resort area (fishing, hunting, paddlewheel boat excursions, etc) on Saint Clair Delta in Lake Saint Clair, part of Great Lakes waterway near Detroit. ; No marks or defects.... View more info

Legacy, the : Honor Flight Michigan

By: Downey, Timothy W. with Melissa Downey, Catherine Kavannaugh, Gabe Downey; Illustrated by Brad Ziegler

Price: $22.00

Publisher: C Moon Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19849

ISBN: 0578077760

Condition: As New


128 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Oblong softcover, [xvi] + 128 pages, several lists of participants, hundreds of full color photos. ; Tells the story of Honor Flight Michigan, an organization founded in 2006 to bring Michigan veterans of World War 2, at no charge, to see WW2 memorial and other memorials in and around Washington DC. ; Written by Timothy W. Downey, Melissa Downey, Catherine Kavannaugh, Gabe Downey. Photos by Brad Ziegler and Nate Strong. Foreword by Carol Ann Fausone. ; No defects. Appears unread. Quite scarce. View more info

Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs : New Illustrated Edition

By: Drake, Samuel Adams, with Walter K. Watkins

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Singing Tree Press: 1971

Seller ID: 20322

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


124 pages; 12mo (7.25") 18 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, 124 pages of text + about 20 unnumbered plates, appendix, 37 b/w illustrations including several small maps and, in rear, large fold-out map of Boston as it was in 1722. ; Originally published 1917. This is an unabridged high-quality facsimile reprint, 1971. ; Main text by Samuel Adams Drake. Appendix by Walter K. Watkins. ; Complete subtitle: 'Also a List of Taverns, Giving the Names of the Various Owners of the Property, from Miss Thwing's Work on the Inhabitants of the Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1800, in the Possession o... View more info

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Confederate Infantryman 1861-1865 : Weapons, Armour, Tactics

By: Drury, Ian; Illustrated by Gerry Embleton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20872

Condition: Very Good+


64 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; White softcover, 64 glossy pages, 54 b/w photos and illustrations, 12 full-page color illustrations depicting men, officers, weapons, equipment, battles, etc. ; Isbn 1855324016. Copyright 1993. This is 2nd printing, 1998.; Minor edgewear only. ; Warrior Series; Vol. 6 View more info

Bourbonnais, Le

By: Dussourd, Henriette

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Editions Volcans: 1975

Seller ID: 17544

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


278 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; FRENCH language throughout. Hardcover, tan cloth, brown lettering, color brick-patterned endpapers, 72 photos, illustrations and facsimiles, including several in full color on glossy plates. ; Isbn 2852600335. History of Bourbon, France, with many photos and illustrations of its unusual and outstanding old architecture. ; Small spot to cloth otherwise exterior is clean. 4 pages have a great deal of ballpoint underlining or margin notes. Otherwise interior is clean and unmarked. Binding tight. View more info