Category: HISTORY


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The Cyclopaedia of Temperance and Prohibition. A Reference Book of Facts, Statistics and General Information on All Phases of the Drink Question, the Temperance Movement and the Prohibition Agitation.

By: Unknown

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Funk & Wagnalls: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29290

Condition: Fair

1st edition in black cloth with embossed frame and corner decorations on cover, gilt title on spine quite legible. Corners bumped foot of spine cloth worn with small split in lower front hinge of cover. Lovely botanical William Morris style patterned endpapers, inner hinge papers split, page block tight and going nowhere. Tasteful bookplate of John F. Dillon on frt pastedn, also ink ownership name/date on title page. 671 pp. Copyright 1891. Decent reading copy. View more info

The Telephone in America

By: Unknown

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, American telephone and Telegraph Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32899

Condition: Very Good

1st edition paperback showing negligible surface wear, 70 pp text mint but pulled at lower staple. No author credited. Includes: Beginnings of Telephone, Organization of the Bell System, Achievements and Aims, Research and Progress, The Wire Network, The Radio Supplement to the Wire Network, The Telephone and Broadcasting, The Central Office, Print and Vision by Wire, The Telephone Workshop, Times of Testing. View more info

Pennsylvania History

By: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Publisher: PA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of the Chief Clerk:

Seller Id: 38943

Condition: Near Fine

Illustrated paper covers lightly soiled; Circa 1970?. Stamped on front 'Compliments of Joseph A. Petrarca, House of Representatives.' 30 pp. clean and tight text with illustrations. This booklet gives an overview of Pennsylvania's history beginning at the Eve of Colonization through the Civil War and to its maturity from 1945 to 1987. Also includes illustrations of the state symbols and a map of the capitol complex. View more info

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The Incas

By: Unknown

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DC, Pan American Union: 1959

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 46236

Condition: Good +

19 pp pamphlet with clear tape along stapled spine and frt cover fore-edge. Faint former owner's name stamp on both covers. Triangular chip off of upper tip of rear cover, text tight and well illustrated in b/w photographs. Informative little booklet includes: Children of the Sun, Cuzco, the Sacred City, The Early Peruvians, Arts and Skills, The Inca System, Roads and Runners, Stone Work, Fall of the Inca Empire. View more info

A Stuart Sketch Book 1542-1746

By: Wallace, H. Frank

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Edition: First American Edition

Seller Id: 37053

Condition: Very Good +

First American edition of this well-illustrated history of the Stuarts, with numerous color plates, many additional illustrations in black and white. Red cloth boards with touch of sunning where small chips of dj on spine ends and tips allowed sun through. Unclipped professionally reproduced dj in new mylar shows 1" chip at foot of spine, 3/4" chip at lower edge of frt panel, 1" chip at upper fore-edge tip (at flap fold) and irregular shaped 1/2 - 1" tria... View more info

Golden Book of the Wanamaker Stores. Jubilee Year 1861-1911

By: Wanamaker, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: PA, John Wanamaker: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40345

Condition: Good

Solid copy in red cloth with bright gilt titles and ruled cover embellishments. One small fade mark on cover, 1/4" closed slit in backstrip at foot. Tips remain sharp. 318 pp plus fold outs in rear show age toning and couple of closed tears. Authors or publishers note pasted onto fep reads: Please Note: This is Volume One of the Story of the Beginnings of the "New Kind of Store." .Volume Two is for the present out of print. Volume Three is still to be writte... View more info

Cliff Dwellings of the Mesa Verde A Story in Pictures

By: Watson, Don

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CO, Mesa Verde Museum Association: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46119

Condition: Very Good

First edition landscape format paperback in blue card covers with black title and drawing on frt. Light sunning at periphery of blue card covers, internally 52 pp text is as new. B/W photo and text documentary of the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. View more info

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Stories of the Middle Ages History Through Stories Book Two

By: Watson, E. Boog

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. & A. K. Johnston & G. W. Bacon Ltd.: 1963

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 10558

Condition: Very Good +

2nd edition hardcover, 128 glossy page book with school stamp on frt paste down, no pocket or evidence of ever having had one. All pages present. Very clean, tight and bright copy with one small red marker X on fep. Small rub through on foot of front board, looks like a poke rather than shelf wear. Lightly soiled yellow cloth with 51 blue/black illustrations & maps. View more info

Looking Back Memoris and Photographs

By: Webb, Todd; Foreword By Michael Rowell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NM, University of New Mexico Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28559

ISBN: 0826312942

Condition: Fine

Hefty 1st edition book, oversized post if going priority or overseas. Stunning, crisp, unmarked copy in dark green cloth boards with gilt titles. Corners bumped but not rubbed. B/W photo dj DJ showing porch with white wicker furniture is in new mylar has one small chip at head of spine, light rubbing at tips and 2 micro closed tears along rear panel. DJ now in new mylar and well protected. 281 PP. Webb's memoirs document not only his struggles as a young photographer,... View more info

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The King's Peace 1637 - 1641 The Great Rebellion

By: Wedgwood, C.V. (Cicely Veronica)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Company: 1956

Seller Id: 46190

Condition: Very Good

Hardcover in light taupe colored cloth over boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends. Bright red spine title, 510 pp text crisp and unmarked. Not book club, not exlib, no former owner's names. touch of darkening at foot of boards along with light discoloration from the glue used near hinges of frt and rear pastedowns. Original, unclipped ($ 6.50), illustrated dust jacket shows the Tower of London and boats on the Thames has a slightly age-toned white back... View more info

Young People's History of Our Island Possessions Four Books in One

By: White, Trumbull

Price: $35.00

Publisher: IL, International Publishing Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32495

Condition: Fair

1st edition in illustrated blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering/design to front and spine. Spine gilt dulled but legible, spine ends, corners and fore-edge of rear board are rubbed. Blank fep tatty at edges, is detached and laid in. Inner hinges cracked with threads showing, page block tight and bright. Exceedingly rare volume. Four books in one. Includes: Book I. - The Philippine Islands. Book II. - Puerto Rico. Book III. - Cuba. Book IV. - The Hawaiian Islands... View more info

Legends of Loudoun. An Account of the History and the Homes of a Border County of Virginia's Northern Neck

By: Williams, Harrison

Price: $28.00

Publisher: VA, Garrett and Massie Inc: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44590

ISBN: 0953364860

Condition: Fine

Fine paperback reprint in professionally reproduced dj from the hardcover edition of 1938. 248 pp. Manilla card covers with sharp tips and spine ends. Innards fine, Illust in b/w. Has frontispiece of John Cambpell, 4th Earl of Loudoun (1705-1782). Governor-in-Chief of Virginia and Commander-in-Chief of British forces in America for whom Loudoun County was named in 1757. Chapters include: Preface/ The Earlier Indians/ England Aquires Virginia/ The Passing of the Indians/... View more info

How The Countryside Was Made

By: Winter, Gordon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Dinosaur Publications Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31237

ISBN: 0851222293

Condition: Fine

Fine 1st edition paperback, 32 pp text clean. In this fascinating little work designed for older primary school children, Winter explores human impact on the British countryside of human beings from prehistoric times to the 20th century. The work is beautifully illustrated with reproductions watercolor paintings that show the changing face of the rural landscape. The book itself is in fine condition. Spine and covers all excellent. Pages tight, clean and unmarked. A lov... View more info