Category: History


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Lafayette in America, 1777-1783 : Leather Bound, First Bicentennial Edition

By: Gottschalk, Louis

Price: $23.00

Publisher: L'Esprit de Lafayette Society: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15681

ISBN: 1299105726

Condition: As New with no dust jacket

1006 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Hardcover, brown buffalo leather, top edge and lettering and decor in 24-karat gold, red moire silk cloth liners, 20 + 184 + 364 + 458 pages, 1006 total pages, red-white-blue page-marker ribbon, footnotes, appendixes, indexes, 6 lithograph plates bound in, with fold-out Revolutionary War maps reproduced from original maps of the period. Author's imprinted aut*graph on title page. ; 1st edition thus. Cover design by Norman Alberts. Binding designed by Richard Roe. Maps lithographed by Jack Suit. Copy number BC476 stamped on title page, as issued. A beautiful l... View more info

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Cottonport Centennial : 1888-1988

By: Gremillion, Sadie C. ; Illustrated by Stewart Ducote

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Centennial Commission: 1988

Seller ID: 18574

Condition: Very Good

80 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 80 pages, many local ads, historical text, list of events, 176 b/w photos, mostly historical, with captions. ; Additional contributions by Lena Roth, Lillie Y. Armand, Ryan 'Sonny' Gauthier and others. Program (for November 5-6, 1988) and history book combined. ; Covers lightly sunned, small crease to rear cover. Gift note neatly penned on front page. One name penciled on rear cover. View more info

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Pebbles and Pearls

By: Grice, George A.; Illustrated by Pat Shafer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: George A. Grice: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20840

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

230 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth, [viii] + 230 pages, b/w photo of farmhouse, 6 full-page b/w line drawings. Includes memoirs, anecdotes, several ballad-style poems, bragging about going to Ku Klux Klan meetings, etc. ; Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front endpaper. ; Memoirs of life in Port Sanilac, Sanilac county, in the "thumb" of Michigan, by longtime schoolteacher who grew up dirt poor on a farm, 1910s-1930s. ; Boards slightly bowed. No other defects to book apart from autograph. Jacket intact but lightly rubbed. View more info

D-Day : Inside the First Great Invasion of Hilter's Europe, Sicily ! Complete and Unabridged

By: Gunther, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1944

Seller ID: 20257

Condition: Very Good+

221 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Paperback, black and red covers, 221 pages, small b/w map, all edges inked yellow. ; Avon T-239. Copyright 1943. This is 1st paperback edition, complete and unabridged, 1944. ; True story of invasion of Sicily, in southern Italy, precursor to Normany Invasion. ; Lower tip bumped. Otherwise appears unread. Scarce. ; Avon Books T Series; Vol. 239 View more info

CNA, Continental Assurance Company : A Century of Commitment, 1897-1997

By: Hagan, Bruce, and Debra Tadevich

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Continental Assurance Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12954

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

224 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Dark red cloth, chronology, dozens of high-quality b/w historical photos, numerous facsimile documents and color photos with captions. ; Edited by Pamela Lyons. Photos by Francois Robert. Preface by Dennis Chookaszian. ; Though is it primarily a company history, it follows the great line of American history throughout its pages. One of the best coffeetable books we have ever seen. ; No defects to book or jacket apart from a touch of shelfwear. View more info

Michigan Official Directory and Legislative Manual 1929-1930 : (Michigan Manual 1929)

By: Haggerty, John S. and Sidney A. Schulte

Price: $37.00

Publisher: State of Michigan: 1929

Seller ID: 17027

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket

835 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Large heavy hardcover, red cloth, gold lettering, massive index, 60 glossy pages with portrait photos of every state official + 775 pages of text, brief bios of every official, tables of election results, taxes, members of previous legislatures, etc, 38 monochrome fold-out maps, much more. ; Book shows only minor edgewear. No marks. Binding tight. Scarce. ; Michigan Manual Series View more info

Fall of the Aerie, The

By: Haigaz, Aram

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Ararat Publishing Company: 1935

Seller ID: 12640

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

190 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, 190 pages, reddish-brown cloth, gold lettering and decor, footnotes, 6 b/w photos on glossy plates, which are: Shabin Karahisar and the Fort, Antranik the Popular Hero (mounted on horse) , Rev. S. Garnian and Shabouh Ozanian and their (heavily armed) comrades, Bishop Vranshabouh Kibarian, Vahan Husisian, Ardashes Bournazian. ; Authored by Aram Chekenian under pen name Aram Haigaz. Translated by H. Baghdoian. Foreword by Malkas. Eyewitness account of battle of Aerie (old Roman mountaintop fort) in which 5000 Armenian people were besieged and slaught... View more info

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Smoky Mountain Folks and Their Lore

By: Hall, Joseph S.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cataloochee Press: 1973

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 21466

Condition: Near Fine

72 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Dark green softcover, 72 pages, index, 27 b/w photos with captions. ; Copyright 1960. This is 8th printing, 1973. Topics include: Mountain life. Mountain humor. Squirrel hunting. Bear hunting. Mountain folklore remedies. Smokies dialect and vocabulary. More. ; Only a touch of edgewear. View more info

Searching for Everardo : A Story of Love, War, and the CIA in Guatemala

By: Harbury, Jennifer K.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20126

ISBN: 0446520365

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket

328 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, black and gray boards, [xii] + 328 pages. ; An American human rights activist authored this harrowing true story of the illegal arrest, detention, torture and presumed death of her husband, a resistance leader and Mayan Indian, at the hands of military forces in Guatemala backed by the CIA. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. View more info

In Commemoration of the Twelfth Anniversary of the City of Southfield

By: Harrison, Beverly

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Manufacturer's Bank: 1970

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 19877

Condition: Near Fine

24 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Brown softcover booklet, 24 unnumbered pages, small map of Southfield Village in 1870, centerfld map of Southfield in 1970, 20 historical b/w photos with captions. ; Foreword by Norman W. Feder. Concise history written by Beverly Harrison. An early suburb of Detroit, Southfield was incorporated as a city in 1958.; Small number penned on inside rear cover. No other defects. Scarce. View more info

Detroit Teachers College : Handbook and Directory 1922-1923

By: Hartung, Urban

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Detroit Teachers College: 1922

Seller ID: 17242

Condition: Good+

48 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover booklet, brown textured leatherette covers, 48 pages, social calendar, 3 songs and cheers (no music) , bylaws, list of clubs, indexes of faculty and students, 4 b/w portrait photos of faculty members. ; Detroit Teachers College was founded in 1881 and sometime after 1923 became part of Wayne State University. ; Covers worn on all sides, with small holes along spine. Rear cover has small scar and small area of discoloration. A few pages have small ink spots. Everything is readable. Binding tight. Quite scarce. ; Laid in: 1) small envelope from Detroit Tea... View more info

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Invisible Governance : The Art of African Micropolitics

By: Hecht, David, and Maliqalim Simone

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Autonomedia: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21508

ISBN: 0936756535

Condition: Very Good+

192 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; White paperback, 188 + 4 pages, bibliography, footnotes, 32 b/w photos and illustrations. Some nudes. ; Topics include: Post-colonial Africa. Locating the non-state. Mobutu Sese Seko. Masking masks. Tricksters. Senegal. Art as colonial legacy. N'Djamena. Abidjan. Bophuthatswana. Freetown. More. ; Very minor exterior wear only. ; New Autonomy Series View more info

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Detroit Perspectives : Crossroads and Turning Points

By: Henrickson, Wilma Wood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wayne State University Press: 1992

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 21240

ISBN: 0814320147

Condition: Very Good

593 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Softcover, red-brown covers, 593 pages, index, bibliography, about 70 chapters by various authors, chapter endnotes, numerous b/w figures, tables, photos, etc. ; Anthology of writings tracing major developments and moments of Detroit history. ; Light edgewear. No marks. Binding tight and square. ; Great Lakes Books Series View more info

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Film Unfinished, a : Warsaw Ghetto Holocaust DVD Documentary Movie Region 1 R1

By: Hersonski, Yael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oscilloscope Pictures: 2010

Seller ID: 21317

Condition: Near Fine

DVD; DVD in original paperboard slipcase, complete film in b/w and color, 1 hour 30 minutes, plus extras: historical essay by Annette Insdorf, interview with film researcher Adrian Wood, interview with scholar Michael Berenbaum, 25-minute US film including first footage of liberation of camps, CD-ROM study guide. ; This mutli-award-winning documentary masterpiece combines truly horrific footage of Warsaw Ghetto with footage from an unfinished Nazi propaganda film staged to show "wealthy" Jews exploiting ghetto poor, combined with memories and recollections of actual survivors and a cam... View more info

Billion to One, a : The Story of Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc

By: Herzog, John E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Museum of American Finance: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20506

ISBN: 0964263025

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

214 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, [xvi] + 214 pages, index, appendix, 45 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Fascinating history of Herzog Heine Geduld, Inc, from its founding in 1926 to when, as the third largest investment firm on Wall Street, it was acquired by Merrill Lynch. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. Appears unread. View more info

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Army Life in a Black Regiment

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Time Life Books: 1982

Seller ID: 20164

ISBN: 080944237X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

296 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, dark blue bonded leather over embossed boards, [iv] + 296 pages, faux marbled endpapers, all edges gold, red page-marker ribbon, index, appendix, footnotes. ; Originally published 1870. This is a facsimile reprint, 1982. ; Amazing true history of 1st South Carolina Infantry (first "colored" regiment in Civil War, later named 33rd US Colored Troops) by its radical Colonel, a Unitarian minister and staunch abolitionist, who faithfully recorded speech, poems, songs, habits, tradiitons, etc, of the African American men under his command, along w... View more info

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Time Life Collector's Library of the Civil War, 25 Volume Set : Embossed Leather

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, et al.

Price: $240.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1981

Seller ID: 21675

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Set of 25 volumes (of 30) bound in dark blue-black leather. Each vol has illustration of marching soldiers embossed on front, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, red silk page-marker ribbon, marbled endpapers, about 300-500 pages. ; Each vol is top-quality reprint of first-hand account of Civil War. Various authors. All titles were originally published between 1863 and 1910. ; This lot includes: Army Life in a Black Regiment. Battle-Fields of the South. Campaigning with Grant. Campaigns of a Non-Combatant. Citizen-Soldier. Confederate Operations in Canada and New York. Daring... View more info

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Filson Club History Quarterly : Volume 43, Number 2, April 1969

By: Hill, Richard H.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Filson Club: 1969

Seller ID: 21093

Condition: Very Good

76 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Pale gray softcover, [iv] + 76 pages numbered 125-200, lists of officers and donors, 5 articles with extensive endnotes. ; Contents: Milton Hannibal Smith, President of Louisville & Nashville Railroad, by Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau. John Randolph versus Henry Clay, by Paul R. Corts. The Other Ballard (Proctor Ballard) by Roger H. Futrell. Kentucky Monuments of Robert E. Launitz, by Thomas B. Brumbaugh. Beginnings of Universalism in Louisville, by David A. Johnson. Plus departments. ; Minor edgewear. Covers tanned at edges and on spine, which is still quite readabl... View more info

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Farewell to the Bloody Shirt : Northern Republicans and the Southern Negro, 1877-1893

By: Hirshson, Stanley P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21641

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

334 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, gray cloth, white title band on spine, 334 pages, index, bibliography, extensive endnotes. ; Written by longtime professor of history and award-winning biographer of Gen. George Patton. Introduction by David Donald. ; A fine, scholarly study of how and why the Republican Party, which set up numerous programs and organizations to aid former slaves after the Civil War, had abandoned them by the 1890s. ; Exterior shows almost no wear. Library sticker at heel. Interior shows only minor library marks otherwise appears unused. Lacks jacket. Sc... View more info

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Cadillac and the Dawn of Detroit : (Signed)

By: Hivert-Carthew, Annick

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Wilderness Adventure Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21628

ISBN: 0923568387

Condition: Near Fine

275 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Softcover, [xii] + 275 pages, index, bibliography, footnotes, glossary, 3 appendixes, 13 b/w maps, photos and illustrations. Dedication page inscribed and SIGNED by author. ; From blurb: 'Discover the colorful and ambitious Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac as he builds Detroit, the city whose strategic location many would covet.' History retold with some imagined dialogue and embellished details. ; Covers show a touch of shelfwear. No other defects. No marks apart from autograph. View more info