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1 Architect's Sketch of the World's Fair to be held at Chicago 1893
Germany Hardcover Very Good Hardcover Illustrated 
Twelve section foldout of architect's sketch. Made in Germany. Rear folding end papers are torn along hinge with some letters missing (but fully readable). Unusual item. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Bicentennial Times (American Revolution Bicentennial)
Washington, D. C. American Revolution Bicentennial 1976 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover Illustrated 
Commemorative reprints. Tall folio. No writing in the book. 428pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Divers Accounts of the Battle of Sullivan's Island in His Majesty's Province of South Carolina the 28th June 1776 (First Edition)
Charleston, SC The South Carolina Historical Society 1976 First Edition Paperback Very Good Paperback Illustrated 
The Battle of Sullivan's Island or the Battle of Fort Sullivan was fought on June 28, 1776, during the Revolutionary War. It was the British attempt to seize South Carolina. Rare imprint. vi, 22pp. Illustrated. Map (on cover). Full refund if not satisfied. 
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4 Journall of the English Plantation at Plimoth
Readex Microprint 1966 Reprint Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 
Part of the Great Americana Series. Facsimile reprint of the 1622 original. Green leatherette boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. These facsimiles are the most affordable way to study, own and enjoy rare Americana. Leather spine label. Illustrated. Solid copy. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 A. J. Halford Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office 1903 Special Edition Hardcover Very Good + Hardcover Illustrated 
58th Congress. Extraordinary Session - Beginning November 9, 1903. Corrections Made to November 5, 1903. Red blind-stamped cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Frontispiece. Illustrated. xix, 417pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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6 Acrelius, Israel; Reynolds, William M. A History of New Sweden
Readex Microprint 1966 Reprint Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover Illustrated 
Part of the Great Americana Series. Facsimile of the 1874 English translation of the 1759 original (the 1874 edition was the ninth volume in the Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania). Includes five-panel fold-out map of what is now called the Delaware River. Appendix listing members of the Moravian Church, index, and list of trustees and subscribers of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania follows text. Acrelius's account remains an authoritative study of Delaware River Valley settlers from the original foundation of New Sweden in 1638 through 1759. Near fine condition. These facsimiles are the most affordable way to study, own and enjoy rare Americana. Original leather grained cloth binding. l, 468pp. Leather spine label. Decorated end papers. Frontispiece. Illustrated. Solid copy. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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7 Albert H. Tillson, Jr. Gentry and Common Folk: Political Culture on a Virginia Frontier, 1740-1789 (First Edition)
Lexington, KY The University Press of Kentucky 1991 0813117496 / 9780813117492 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Hardcover Illustrated 
In the late eighteenth century, the Upper Valley of Virginia experienced a conflict between the elitist culture of the gentry and the more republican values of the populace. Albert Tillson addresses here several major issues in historical scholarship on Virginia and the southern back-country, focusing on changing political values in the late colonial and Revolutionary eras. Rust cloth with gold spine lettering. No writing in the book. 228pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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8 Alice Morse Earle Two Centuries of Costume in America 1620-1820 in 2 volumes
New York Dover Publications 1970 Reprint Edition Paperback Very Good Paperback Illustrated 
About clothing and its importance in society from the earliest days of the American colonies into the eearly 19th century. Two volume set in very good condition. Profusely illustrated. Previous owner's name stamped on front free end-papers. Frontispiece. 388, (824pp), index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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9 Allan W. Eckert The Conquerors: A Narrative (Signed First Edition)
Boston and Toronto Little, Brown, and Company 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover Illustrated Signed by the author
This book is a presentation of precisely how the white man took North America from the native Indians. Green cloth with silver and gold lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated end-papers (maps). Author's inscription on half title page. xiii, 720pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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10 Andrew Albert Soule The Old Ox Yoke, or, The Trail of Democracy
Lamath Falls, OR Self-published Very Good Illustrated 
Rare. Brown suede cover (illustrated). Portrait of Dr. A. A. Soule, M.D. at rear. Clean and unmarked. 21pp. Illustrated. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Bailyn, Bernard Faces Of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence
New York Knopf 1990 039449895X / 9780394498959 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Bernard Bailyn brings us a book that combines portraits of American revolutionaries with a deft exploration of the ideas that moved them and still shape our society today. Two toned cloth with gold spine lettering. xiv, 296pp., index. Previous owner's name written and stamped in several places. Personal bookplate inside front cover. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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12 Benjamin Horace Hibbard A History of the Public Land Policies
Madison, WI University of Wisconsin Press 1965 Reprint Edition Paperback Very Good - Paperback Illustrated 
A concise and comprehensive account of the public land policies in the US - first published in 1924. Paperback. No writing in the book. xxvii, 579pp., index. Spine creased. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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13 Branch, Taylor; Morton, Joe [Reader]; Pounder, CCH [Reader]; Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, Part I - 1954-63
Simon & Schuster Audio 2006 0743551451 / 9780743551458 Audio CD New Audio CD 
New in publisher's shrink-wrap. Read by Joe Morton and C. C. H. Pounder. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Breen, T. H.; Kelly, Tony [Photographer] Imagining the Past: East Hampton Histories (First Paperback Edition)
Reading, MA Prentice Hall College Div 1990 0201523388 / 9780201523386 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good Paperback Illustrated 
Breen, a prof. of American History at Northwestern Univ., was hired by the East Hampton, NY, historical society to write a history of Mulford Farmstead, a weathered saltbox dating from 1680 & located on Main St. in the town. Breen, an outsider, historian, & amateur detective, set off to reconstruct the meaning of this property. In the process he encountered a fascinating cast of local characters, past & present, who have contributed to, invented, & reinterpreted the history of the town, all for their own purposes. He observes that the very forces that threaten the future of East Hampton -- an unbridled quest for profit and a disregard for a fragile environment have always been present. Paperback. xiv, 306pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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15 Brig. Gen. P. Horey and M. L. Weems The Life of Gen. Francis Marion, a celebrated Partisan Officer in the Revolutionary War, against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia
Philadelphia Joseph Allen 1853 Reprint Edition Hardcover Fair Hardcover Illustrated 
Brown cloth (worn). Most of spine cloth gone. Shaken. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 252pp., with a 36 page Publisher's Catalog. Rear board holding by ties. Moderate to heavy foxing. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Brinkley, Douglas [Contributor] American Heritage History of the United States (First Edition)
New York Viking Adult 1998 067086966X / 9780670869664 First Edition Hardcover Like New Like New Hardcover Illustrated 
Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States - a nation formed from a vast countryside on whose fringes a few small colonies made a bold cast at freedom, then burgeoned into an expanding democracy, and ultimately flourished as a world power. From the first primitive maps outlining a New World to the faded daguerreotypes of young men in uniforms standing beside Confederate flags; to pictures of hopeful immigrant families arriving at Ellis Island; to the stirring photographs of civil rights marchers; to the terrible images of the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing - the history of America offers a stunning album of people and events. Two toned cloth with gold spine lettering. Illustrated. 628pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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17 Brogan, Hugh The Longman History of the United States of America (First Thus)
New York William Morrow & Co 1986 0688064671 / 9780688064679 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good - Hardcover Illustrated 
Here at last is a new edition of this celebrated single volume history of America, from the first British colonies right up to modern times. Hugh Brogan offers an objective and balanced account of America's development to global superpower, written with great brio and illuminated throughout by vivid sketches of its key figures. The new edition takes the story forward from the fall of Nixon to the close of the Reagan era and the end of the Cold War. A book for students, scholars and general readers alike. Two toned cloth. Pastedown photo of A. Lincoln on front free end paper. Previous owner's name written in several places. viii, 740pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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18 Bryan S. Bush Lincoln and the Speeds (First Edition)
Morley, MO Acclaim Press 2008 0979880262 / 9780979880261 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Hardcover Illustrated 
Abraham Lincoln and the Speeds: The Untold Story of a Devoted and Enduring Friendship. The book is a dual biography of Joshua and James Speed and tells the story of how closely the friendship between Joshua Speed and Abraham Lincoln continued to affect not only Joshua Speed s life, but also the life of his brother James Speed. Both Joshua and James were dedicated to the Union, even though they followed different paths. James was a Unionist, emancipationist, abolitionist, and Radical Republican. He entered politics, becoming a state representative and later Attorney-General under Abraham Lincoln and later Andrew Johnson. Joshua Speed lived his life as a businessman. He differed from his brother and Lincoln on the subject of emancipation, but felt that the issue should not hinder his support of the Union. In April of 1861 after the attack on Fort Sumter, the citizens of Kentucky debated the issue of whether to join the Union or Confederacy. Because of Joshua and James Speed s loyalty to the Union, Lincoln depended on the brothers to help secure Kentucky for the Union. With their help, Lincoln managed to transport thousands of weapons into Kentucky for distribution among the loyal Union Home Guard. During the war Lincoln needed trustworthy friends to help him deal with the delicate situation in Kentucky. James and Joshua Speed kept him informed on both the political and the civilian affairs. Pictorial cloth with matching pictorial dust jacket. About 20 pages crushed at one corner (otherwise a new copy). 192pp. Illustrated. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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19 C. Allan Brown and William Lake Douglas The Arkansas Territorial Restoration (First Edition)
Little Rock, AR The Arkansas Territorial Restoration Foundation 1983 First Edition Paperback Very Good + Paperback Illustrated 
Paperback. No writing in the book. Illustrated. 51pp. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Campbell Jr., Edward D. C. [Editor]; Rice, Kim S. [Editor]; Before Freedom Came: African-American Life in the Antebellum South (American Library Association Notable Book) First Edition
Richmond, VA University of Virginia Press 1991 0813913322 / 9780813913322 First Edition, Third Printing Paperback Near Fine Paperback Illustrated 
Gathered in this book are the most recent insights into lives of African-Americans - slave and free - in the antebellum South from leading scholars in the fields of history, folklore, anthropology, material culture, and archaeology. "Before Freedom Came" is the companion volume for a landmark exhibition which brings together the largest collection of materials ever assembled interpreting the lives of antebellum African-Americans. The text is enhanced by more than 150 black-and-white and 25 colour photographs. The exhibition, sponsored by the Museum of the Confederacy, one of the oldest museums in the South, will be shown in three sites in the United States. In 6 original essays the contributors convey to the general reader and student alike a thorough, multi-dimensional picture of the lives of African-Americans in the South before the Civil War. Drew Gilpin Faust surveys the historiography of American slavery and race relations and the problems they have posed for American values. John Michael Vlach describes the physical setting - the natural and built environments - of the antebellum South and how the plantation landscape shaped the daily routines of plantation slaves. Paperback. Pictorial cover. There is no writing in the book. 219pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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