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A Brief History Of The United States, Barnes' Historical Series, 1885


A Brief History Of The United States, Barnes' Historical Series, 1885

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Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian US history book: "A Brief History Of The United States", "Barnes' Historical Series", A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, 1885.  Illustrated Frontis.    Highly embossed brown cloth boards with elaborate black design - gilt titles on spine and cover.  Spine head and heel edges tattered - corners lightly bumped and rubbed - gutter cloth torn - marbeled page edges.


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America's Standard Edition. Complete History of the United States of America, by J. A. Spencer, D.D, 1878


America's Standard Edition. Complete History of the United States of America, by J. A. Spencer, D.D, 1878

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Offered here is a wonderful Antiquarian History book: "America's Standard Edition. Complete History of the United States of America", by J. A. Spencer, D.D. continued by Benson J. Lossing, LL.D.,  Illustrated with numerous highly finished Steel Engravings, from original paintings.  Four Volumes in two.  Vol. 1, Henry J. Johnson, Publisher, New York, 1878, approx. 1000 pp.   Full calf bound with marbelized page end (rubebd) and marbelized endpages.  Front cover is held on by one string.  Needs repair.  Spine titles are mostly gone.


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Bad Boy of Music, by George Antheil, New York: Doubleday, 1945, stated First Edition


Bad Boy of Music, by George Antheil, New York: Doubleday, 1945, stated First Edition

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Offered here is a vintage and scarce book: "Bad Boy of Music", by George Antheil, New York: Doubleday, 1945, stated First Edition. Very good to near Fine copy  in a bright jacket with some light edge wear and larger chipping to front cover.  A difficult book to locate especially in a jacket, this one is price clipped. Rust colored cloth with title and decoration stamped on spine - hint of rub at spine heel, Xmas message on first blank endpage, wonderful white pages.  Antheil was a classically trained pianist who traveled to Europe after the first war, married a Hungarian woman, lived above Sylvia Beach"s book store and became a colorful member of the Left Bank expatriate community. His best known work is "Ballet Mecanique" (scored for machines and airplane propeller), but he also scored the movie "The Scoundrel" and later wrote an advice column for the lovelorn.

 


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Chickens Come Home to Roost, Hilles, 1899


Chickens Come Home to Roost, Hilles, 1899

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Offered here is an old vintage Civil War historical novel,"Chickens Come Home to Roost", Hilles, 1899, Mutual Publishing Co., New York and London. First Edition, very good, hard cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bright red cloth with white titles and white, red, black illustration of chickens on tree limb. Some dirtiness on the cover. orner bumps, Top edges gilted. Deckled edges else, Rub-throughs along bottom cover edges.  This is a Civil War saga about the Strong family of Virginia.
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Construction of the Boulder Dam, 1936


Offered here is a vintage booklet: "Construction of the Boulder Dam", "Prepared in Collaboration With the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation", Softcover Book - 1936, 48 pp., about 5"  X  6 1/2", seventeenth edition.  Heavy glossy paper with many, many photos of each phase of the construction.  A very cool little book.  Discussion of how deep Lake Meade "will" be when filled to capacity.  Also includes diagrams of internal tunnels with photos etc.


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Germany's Fighting Machine, Ernest F. Henderson, Bobbs-Merrill, 1914


Germany's Fighting Machine, Ernest F. Henderson, Bobbs-Merrill, 1914

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Offered here is a vintage German World War One History book; "Germany's Fighting Machine", by Ernest F. Henderson, Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, Publishher, 1914.  Dark navy blue cloth bound - pasted cover title plate - titles blind stamped on spine - paint missing - minor rub at corners.  Frontis is a photo of Kaiser Willhelm II.  Germany"s Army, Navy, Airships, and why she arrayed them against the Allied Powers of Europe. Illustrated with unique photographs of the Army, Navy and the Air Fleet.
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Gloversville or The Model Village A Poem & c, by Horace Sprague, 1859


Gloversville or The Model Village A Poem & c, by Horace Sprague, 1859

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Offered here is a very scarce vintage book "Gloversville or The Model Village A Poem & c.", by Horace Sprague, printed by William H. Case, with genealogy information and index.  Heavily embossed green clothboards with gilt titles on the cover - a hint of rubs at the extremities - a really nice copy.  Scarce Americana.
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Hall's Arctic Expedition And Life Among The Esquimaux: Being The Narrative of An Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin, In The Years 1860, 1861, and 1862, publ. 1865


Hall's Arctic Expedition And Life Among The Esquimaux: Being The Narrative of An Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin, In The Years 1860, 1861, and 1862, publ. 1865

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Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian book: "Hall's Arctic Expedition And Life Among The Esquimaux: Being The Narrative of An Expedition In Search Of Sir John Franklin, In The Years 1860, 1861, and 1862", by Charles Frances Hall - with Maps and One Hundred Illustrations, New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1865.  Brown embossed cloth boards, wloth bound with  Gilt titles - The titles are faded and the cloth has pieces mising on the spine head and heel - with tiny chips along the spine gutters.  Some rub at the corners.    Hinges pulling but feel possibly re-glued.  Some random writing on the first blank endpage.  Frontis is an engraving of Hall with two Esquimaux - protective tissue (flocking)  Double title pages - the first is illustrated with tools and weapons of the esquimaux, the second is shown on the scan - both have old store stamps.  Narrative of the voyage of the 'George Henry' to West Greenland, then across Davis Strait to Cornelius Grinnell Bay on Baffin Island; exploration by sea and by sledge of Cyrus Field and Frobisher Bays. Surveying, detailed descriptions of Eskimo life, food (polar bear liver is poisonous), terrain, cold.  Folding Map lacking - else a very nice copy


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Hiroshima, New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946, stated first edition


Hiroshima, New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946, stated first edition

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Offered here is a classic historical work: "Hiroshima", by John Hershey, New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 8vo. [viii], 118, [2] pp. Original publisher's cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine and blind-stamped to upper board.  Stated first edition in book form of Hersey's classic story of six people who survived the atom bomb explosion over Hiroshima. The dust jacket was cut and the flaps and photos of the six people glued on the first two endpages.  A small amount of glue residue on the inside front cover.  The story was first printed in The New Yorker, Vol. XXII, No. 29, on August 31, 1946.  very, very minor rub at extremities, cloth at spine heel bent from shelf.


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History of American Literature, Reuben Post Halleck, 1911, First Edition


History of American Literature, Reuben Post Halleck, 1911, First Edition

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Offered here is a vintage antique  literary book, "History of American Literature", Reuben Post Halleck, 1911, First Edition, American Book Company - Publisher, New York. Very Good, No Jacket, Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth boards with Gilt titles on the spine. Rubs at the extremities. Frontis with portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The chapters describe the greatest achievements in american literature from the earliest times up through the published date.
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In Olde New York - Sketches Of Old Times And Places In Both The State And The City, Charles Burr Todd, 1907


In Olde New York - Sketches Of Old Times And Places In Both The State And The City, Charles Burr Todd, 1907

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Offered here is for an antiquarian New York History and genealogy book, "In Olde New York - Sketches Of Old Times And Places In Both The State And The City", Charles Burr Todd, Albany, New York: Joseph McDonough Co., The Grafton Press, 1907. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. This book is illustrated from photographs - homesteads and a wonderful clipper ship. The page edges are rough cut. The set has bright green cloth covered boards with gilded lettering on them. This book is one of the Grafton Historical Series. Very light scuff on the cover corners and the spine top and bottom. This book is full of wonderful stories of early New York - very nice historical descriptions of various phases of llife - some genealogical descriptions as well.
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Kincaid's Battery, George W. Cable, 1908


Kincaid's Battery, George W. Cable, 1908

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Offered here is a vintage and scarce historical novel about the Civil War in the U.S.: "Kincaid's Battery", by George W. Cable, Charles Scribner"s Sons, NY: 1908.  Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball Color frontispiece plus five additional black and white plates. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt, binding design of flowers, cannon balls, and ramrods (by Margaret Armstrong, unsigned). 396 pp. 4 pp of adverts at rear; minor bump and rub at corners - spine lightly sunned with bent cloth at head and heel - also lightly rubbed, light stain on numerous pages - bottom corner.  Previous owner's stamp on inside front cover.  Front hinge lightly pulling.

    
 




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Kincaid's Battery, George W. Cable, 1908, 2nd offered


Kincaid's Battery, George W. Cable, 1908, 2nd offered

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Offered here is a vintage and scarce historical novel based on the Civil War era: "Kincaid's Battery", by George W. Cable, Charles Scribner"s Sons, NY: 1908.  Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball Color frontispiece plus five additional black and white plates. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt, binding design of flowers, cannon balls, and ramrods (by Margaret Armstrong, unsigned). 396 pp. 4 pp of adverts at rear; minor bump and rub at corners - spine lightly sunned with bent cloth at head and heel - also lightly rubbed.  Dark stain on back cover.

 

 


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Marvels of The New West, William M. Thayer, 1891


Marvels of The New West, William M. Thayer, 1891

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Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian book about the west: "Marvels of The New West" Six Books in One Volume..... by William M. Thayer, "Illustrated with Over Three Hundred anf Fifty Fine Engravings And Maps", Henry Bill Publishing Co., Norwich, Conn., Publisher, 1891, 731pp. plus adds.. leather covered boards with gilt titles - bevelled edges - spine covering is missing.  Illustrated endpages - floral design - marbeled edges.  The corners and edges have some rubbing.  Sold by Subscription only!  What wonderful narratives and descriptions.

 

 


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Myndeer Van Schlichtenhorth and the Old Dutch Burghers, A Tale of Old and New Albany, David M. Kinnear, ca 1906


Myndeer Van Schlichtenhorth and the Old Dutch Burghers, A Tale of Old and New Albany, David M. Kinnear, ca 1906

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Offered here is a vintage NY History/genealogy book, "Myndeer Van Schlichtenhorth and the Old Dutch Burghers, A Tale of Old and New Albany", by David M. Kinnear, illustrated by Robert Sheridan. Wonderful Prose and drawings of old Dutch people.  Images and photos of Albany through 1906.
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Original Acrostics on Some of the States and Presidents of the United States, And Various Other Subjects, Religious, Political and Personal, Robert Blackwell, 1871


Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian book: "Original Acrostics on Some of the States and Presidents of the United States, And Various Other Subjects, Religious, Political and Personal, Illustrated with Fifty Engravings", Robert Blackwell, Published for the Author, New York, 1871, 108pp. Brown embossed and gilt decorated cloth bound.  Minor bumps and rubs at the cover corners.  Elongated age chipping of cloth on both gutters. It has wonderful illustrations.

 

 


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Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876, The American History Series, John W. Buregess, 1911


Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876, The American History Series, John W. Buregess, 1911

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Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian collectible US History book: "Reconstruction and the Constitution 1866-1876", "The American History Series", by John W. Buregess, PHD, LLD., Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Publisher, 1911, 327pp. plus 14 pages of index, and adds.  Very dark navy cloth boards - gilt titles on the spine - embossed on cover. Someone has underlines various passages in pencil and written notes on the endpages.  very interesting work.  I read the chapter on the "Stolen Election" - one of my favorite periods of American history - very well done!!   

 


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Salted Tories The Story of the Whaling Fleets of San Francisco, Lloyd C. M. Hare, Marine Historical Association, No. 37, October, 1960, pp 114


Salted Tories The Story of the  Whaling Fleets of San Francisco, Lloyd C. M. Hare, Marine Historical Association, No. 37, October, 1960, pp 114

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Offered here is an old vintage mariner related book: "Salted Tories The Story of the  Whaling Fleets of San Francisco", by Lloyd C. M. Hare, The Marine Historical  Association, Inc., Mystic, Connecticut, No. 37, October, 1960, pp 114.   Six glossy photos of Sailing Vessels tipped in.
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Story of The Earthquake And Fire, Wilbur Gleason Zeigler, 1906


Story of The Earthquake And Fire, Wilbur Gleason Zeigler, 1906

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Offerd here is a wonderful antiquarian book about the San francisco Earthquake: "Story of The Earthquake And Fire", by Wilbur Gleason Zeigler,  Leon C. Osteyee, Publisher, San Francisco, 1906.   Brown cloth boards, black blind stamped titles and pasted real photo.  Minor bumps and rubs at the cover corners.  A white sunstance has stained the cover on the "V" of the word vincinity.  A Wonderful full page caligraphied name and message on the first blank endpage.  Fold out panorama of the Business District - 100 half-tone engravings from photographs.  What a wonderful book!

 


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The Battle of Bunker Hill, or The Temple Of Liberty; An Historic Poem In Four Cantos, Col William Emmons, 1865


Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian historical book: "The Battle of Bunker Hill, or The Temple Of Liberty; An Historic Poem In Four Cantos", Col William Emmons, Proprietor", "Respectfully Dedicated To The Friends Of Rational Liberty Throughout The World", Tenth Edition, Boston, 1865, 144pp.  message on back endpage  Brown embossed and gilt decorated cloth bound - gilt spine titles - gilt page edges - pink endpages.   Absolutely wonderful condition inside!!   Extremely minor bumps at the cover corners



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The Battle of Harlem Plains on the Hundreth Anniversary, New York Historical Society, 1876


The Battle of Harlem Plains on the Hundreth Anniversary, New York Historical Society, 1876

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Offered here is for a scarce vintage book, "The Battle of Harlem Plains on the Hundreth Anniversary, New York Historical Society, 1876". Cloth. No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. This is a very good copy of the original edition of this title, by the New York Historical Society, 1876. original soft cover edition rebound in brown marbleized paper over boards. Included inside is map of Harlem and the Harlem River area. There is an original name plate for Frank Earle Hayward on the inside front cover -also some pencil writing and a small typed paper of the title on the first page inside.

 


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The Green Mountain Boys: A Historical Tale Of The Early Settlement of Vermont, Two Volumes in One, 1848


The Green Mountain Boys: A Historical Tale Of The Early Settlement of Vermont, Two Volumes in One, 1848

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Offered here is a wonderful antiquarian book: "The Green Mountain Boys: A Historical Tale Of The Early Settlement of Vermont", Two Volumes in One, Revised Edition, Bazin & Elssworth, Boston, 1848, 364pp. Tan heavily embossed cloth boards - gilt titles and decorations on the spine.  Bumps and rubs at the cover corners and bottom edges - cloth at spine head and heel worn - slight lean.   Name and date with fountain pen on first blank end page.

 


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The Kreutzer Sonata, by Count Leo Tolstoi, - Sergel & Co. Chicago: (1890)


The Kreutzer Sonata, by  Count Leo Tolstoi, - Sergel & Co. Chicago: (1890)

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Offered here is a anquitarian vintage and scarce Russian book by Tolstoi, "The Kreutzer Sonata", by  Count Leo Tolstoi, - Sergel & Co. Chicago: (1890) Softcover . Original wrappers, 170 pp., translator anonymous. Sergei's Columbian Library, Vol. One, No. One, July, 1890. 'Not in Line', who lists this as No. 1 of Sergei's International Library, which he never saw. At least four English translations of "The Kreutzer Sonata" appeared in 1890. the one taking priority is not specified (Line, pp. 71-74). Paper browned, a Very Good copy. 


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Virginia Its Agriculture & Industrial Resources, Richmond, VA: Department of Agriculture and Immigration, ca. 1918


Virginia Its Agriculture & Industrial Resources, Richmond, VA: Department of Agriculture and Immigration, ca. 1918

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Offered here is a wonderful old vintage book; "Virginia Its Agriculture & Industrial Resources", Richmond, VA: Department of Agriculture and Immigration 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good. No Jacket ca. 1918 [last date in book is 1917] 116 Pages. Illustrated color paper boards with black cloth binding. Binding is still quite strong and tight - one tiny hole/chew 1' from bottom on spine edge. Name written at top of cover and on binding in pencil.   Illustrated with black and white photographs.   First section of book is bound in twice???
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Yanks A Book of A. E. F. Verse, Imprint reads "Published in France by The Stars And Stripes the Official Newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces 1918


Yanks A Book of A. E. F. Verse,   Imprint reads 'Published in France by The Stars And Stripes the Official Newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces 1918

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Offered here is a vintage and scarce book: "Yanks A Book of A. E. F. Verse",   Imprint reads "Published in France by The Stars And Stripes the Official Newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces 1918. Price 2fr. 50c." Many poems by soldiers in the trench including "The Wood Called Rouge-Bouquet" by Joyce Kilmer (killed in action, July 30, 1918), also poems by Grantland Rice, Franklin P. Adams & several others of note plus many more average G.I."s. at the front. They have come in from the field, the back areas, the ports; they have been written on the eve of battle; the men who wrote some of them have paid for great price. They are the heart & soul of the American Army in France. It is their only claim to distinction. It is enough. Brown paper wrappers & low-grade pages with uncut edges.  Untrimmed at flapped edge - which is chipped.
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