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The Revolutionary War Book of Games, Puzzles, and Things to Do

By: Gowan, Hugh & Judy; Campbell, Joe

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PA, Daisy Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46347

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback in glossy white card covers with blue title and red ruling and stars on stapled cover. Solid cream rear cover blank save for a 1.25" x 1.75" sticker pull at foot. Ticy crease to upper tip of frt cover, no names, tears or soil within and none of the games, puzzles, etc have been completed. 36 pp well illustrated text is crisp and clean. A nice book of assorted games for young children to help learn about things like the first 13 states, , Learn about Molly Pitcher, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, (Fill in the Blanks), Match the Patriot with his Profession... View more info

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The Crusades

By: Hamilton, Franklin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27079

Condition: Very Good +


Fine condition save for exlib stamps, all 30 pages and pocket present. 1st edition hardcover with tape marks on endpps, more than presentable, crisp copy. The era of the Crusades saw naked scheming, selfish grabbing for power, treacherous making and breaking of alliances - and also heroism, nobility and faith. That the Crusades went so far astray from their pious purpose tells us much not only about medieval man, but also about the follies of all humanity. Franklin Hamitons' ability to illumine the human elements of the struggle brings resoundingly to life an era which left an indelible impr... View more info

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Trains of Recollection Drawn from Fifty Years of Railway Service in Scotland and Canada, and told to Arthur Hawkes

By: Hanna, D. B.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Canada, The Macmillan Company of Canada LTD.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45857

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in ruled blue cloth boards with color loss to bumped spine ends and still fairly sharp tips. Barely legible pencil owner's signature on front blank free endpaper. Not exlib. 340 pages with edges untrimmed. Few newsclippings laid in. Delicate gold on cream illustrated botanical endpapers. Hinges fine, page block tight. This book was published because readers have said they obtained from the chapters that were written for The Toronto Star Weekly sufficient knowledge about railway conditions in Canada, during forty years, to cause them to ask for the material in perma... View more info

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Capital and Labor

By: Harris, W.S. Rev.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: PA, The Minter Company: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38634

Condition: Good


Solidly bound 1st edition hardcover in illustrated cloth, 331 pp text crisp and unmarked. lightly soiled boards; spine ends bumped with color loss but not frayed. 331 pages with foxing throughout. Priced accordingly. The illustrations, drawn expressly for this volume by the famous artist Paul Krafft, are of superior quality. Written in the early 1900's, this book explores the conflict between "the great power of Monopoly and the struggling mass of workers." The social unrest and strife between the strong in money and the strong in muscle. View more info

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Odd Facts and Amusing Anecdotes The Boston Historical Trivia Book

By: Hendrix, Bryan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Crackpot Enterprises: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28697

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback book with light rubbing along stapled spine. Age-toning around extremities of covers. Humorous quips and quotes, toasts and trivia. Being a collection of Facts, Folly, Foibles and Phenomena from the Boston area in the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. View more info

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The Great Fire

By: Hope-Simpson; Jacynth

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31271

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in orange cloth boards with bright black illustrations on covers. Black exlib with call tag on spine of illustrated cloth boards. Corners barely brushed (not majorly rubbed). Pocket pulled but all pages present. 128 pp text tight and bright. DJ clipped at lower corner of frt flap but original publishers price remains on upper corner, displays well in new mylar. Story of the Great Fire in London which began on Pudding Lane in 1666 & of the baker's boy who was blamed for starting it. View more info

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Song for the Saxons Turret Readers #2

By: Hornby, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1961

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 14908

Condition: Good


Title page glued to inside frt cover, else tight and bright, light surface soil. Includes: The Coming of the Travelling One, The Tumbledown Town, Wolves!, Smoke in the Hall, The Greatest Song. View more info

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Viking Fire Turret Readers #3

By: Hornby, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1961

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 14909

Condition: Good


Title page glued to inside frt cover, else tight and bright, light surface soil. Includes: Arnwulf the Swordsman, The Bells, The Raven of the Wind, Brusi's Cunning, The Fight View more info

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A Plain Man's Guide to the Glorious Revolution 1688

By: Howarth, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Regency Press: 1988

Seller Id: 9429

ISBN: 0721207049

Condition: Very Good


VG soft cover. Glossy illustrated wrapper shows negligible rubs at tips, illustrated 120 pp text cocked but tight and bright w/occasional highlighting. Great preface by the Duke of Devonshire. Fascinating text and vintage engravings View more info

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The Patowmack Canal From Canal to Constitution

By: Howlett, Lynn, Doney

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VA, The Virginia Canals & Navigations Society: 2001

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller Id: 34601

ISBN: 1888838086

Condition: Fine


2nd revised edition illustrated paperback book with one corner crease on foot of rear cover. 28 pp ext as new, no names, tears or soil. Includes: In The Beginning/ Enter George Washington/ Comes the Revolution/ The Waterway West/ Matildaville/ The Ohio Company/ Commission to George Washington/ The Patowmack Canal/ Writings of Washington/ Excerpts from the Mt. Vernon Compact/ Bibliography. View more info

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Hounds And Hunting In Ancient Greece

By: Hull, Denison Bingham

Price: $28.00

Publisher: IL, The University of Chicago Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46338

ISBN: 0226360482

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in rust cloth covered boards with black line drawing of a Grecian man running with his hound holding a spear on his shoulder. Backstrip cloth is lightly sunned but gilt title still visible. Tips sharp, head of spine bumped, no names, tears or soil in the 239 pp text. Un-clipped dust wrapper in new mylar showing age toning along back strip and both outer gutter areas is complete and will protect this book going forward. Denison Bingham Hull began to read Greek in prep school and at Harvard, and since then he has impressively deepened his learning. As ... View more info

Early Child Immigrants to Virginia 1619-1642

By: Hume, Robert Ph.D. (Keele)

Price: $165.00

Publisher: MD, Magna Carta Book Co.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45599

ISBN: 0910946299

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality book with micro, now repaired paper pull over the O in author's name on frt cov. Photos available, please email. 52 pp text as new. No names, tears or soil within but there is a tiny soil spot at head of page block. An exceedingly important and much coveted reference compiled from the records of Bridwell Royal Hospital, England. 52 pp. Indexed. View more info

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Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War SIGNED

By: Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: IL, Open Court: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 33786

ISBN: 0812693116

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Signed by author fep. Several of the interior pages are wavy at foot due to possible water damage. Not stained, musty or moldy. 421 pp text is crisp and tight. This book combines a sweeping narrative history of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war's significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America's turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. A unique feature of the book is the bibliographical essays which follow every chapter. Here the author survey... View more info

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Grandpa Had a Windmill, Grandma Had a Churn

By: Jackson, Louise A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Parents Magazine Press: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25154

ISBN: 0819308730

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous copy with light color loss at still sharp tips. Price-clipped DJ in new mylar has a closed tear on rear panel and light rubs at tips. Gift dedication on verso fep. On the magic carpet of memory, Louise Jackson carries the young reader back to that simpler world she knew as a child growing up in rural Texas during the 1940's. Her vivid reminiscences provide a pleasure akin to discovering an old patchwork quilt, or coming upon great grandfather's long-lost gold pocket watch and chain. Profusely and beautifully illustrated with b/w photos throughout. View more info

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Flame on the Frontier Short Stories of Pioneer Women

By: Johnson, Dorothy M.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1967

Seller Id: R46403

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in red cloth covered boards with black & yellow title on backstrip. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp showing faint color loss only. Not exlib. Light ghosting from erased name on fep, rest of the 141 page block is tight, crisp and unmarked and the hinge papers are fine. Unclipped illustrated dust wrapper has a half inch x 1 inch chip at head of frt gutter, and a micro chip at foot of same. Dj is primarily a cream background item with a native american riding a horse away from a house or barn that is on fire, large red flames on frt panel, rear dj panel offers com... View more info

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200 Years of Lubec History 1776 - 1976 Bicentennial Issue

By: Johnson, Ryerson & Lois; The Lubec Historical Society

Price: $47.00

Publisher: ME, Ryerson & Lois Johnson & The Lubec Historical Society: 1976

Edition: Bicentennial Issue

Seller Id: 45710

Condition: Good +


Nice copy in nautical blue/cream illustrated paper covers showing moderate color loss on covers. 147 pp text is tight, bright, crisp and has a barely perceptible former owner's name on dark blue inside cover. This is the Bicentennial issue. No title on spine as published, only blue/cream irregular polka dots. May have been dampened in the past. Has a *slight* musty smell but you really have to stick your nose into it. View more info

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200 Years of Lubec History 1776 - 1976

By: Johnson, Ryerson & Lois; The Lubec Historical Society

Price: $45.00

Publisher: ME, Ryerson & Lois Johnson & The Lubec Historical Society: 1976

Seller Id: 45711

Condition: Near Fine


Nice copy in black/white illustrated paper covers showing light surface soil. 157 pp text is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked. This is an exact photo-reprint, with simulated cover, of the original book put out by the Lubec Historical Society. No names, not exlib. No title on spine as published. Gift quality showing light surface soil on white background covers. View more info

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Cowgirls Women of the American West

By: Jordan, Teresa

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NE, Bison Books: University of Nebraska Press: 1992

Seller Id: MK46659

ISBN: 0803275757

Condition: Fine


Fourth printing of the Bison Books first edition paperback in art -drawn paper covers with sharp tips and spine ends. No names, tears or soil. Appears unread. Laid in is a fold-out bit of memorabilia entitled: Women in the Galleries, published by the Buffalo Bil Historical Center, Cody, WY. 309 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Tips and spine ends sharp. New preface and updated bibliography added. American lore has slighted the cowgirl, although at least one can still be found in nearly every ranching community. Like her male counterpart, she rides and ropes, understands land and stock, an... View more info

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What is Man?

By: Kaufmann, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Reader's Digest Press/ McGraw-Hill, Inc: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13585

ISBN: 0070333165

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback. Spine sunned but title still clear, light surface wear, 156 pp text tight and bright. Photos from around the world emphasize pathos of humanity. Illustrated by author's b/w & color photos. View more info

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The Old Farm A Tell Me Grandpa Tale

By: Kenny, Edward

Price: $17.00

Publisher: The Tell Me Grandpa Press: 1988

Seller Id: 45753

ISBN: 092904102X

Condition: Fine


Uncreased, unread stapled paperback in fine shape. No names, tears or soil. 32 pp text mint. This Tell Me Grandpa tale and those that follow are dedicated to children everywhere. One delight grandchildren have is to sit on their grandfather's knee and listen as he tells the wonderful adventures he had growing up. In our "Grandpa" stories we hope to extend those magical moments into golden memories for all children. Here grandpa answers his grandchild's question of: What was it like to live on an old farm? View more info