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Behind the Front Page (First Edition)

By: Wilbur Forrest

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York and London, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028850

Condition: Very Good -


Burgundy cloth with gold and black lettering. Private library mark inside front cover. Public library mark inside rear cover. Partial dust-jacket paste-down on front free end-paper. No writing in the book. viii, 350pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Rare first edition. View more info

Selected Addresses and Orations of William F. Vilas

By: William F. Vilas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madison, WI, Privately Printed: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037762

Condition: Very Good


William Freeman Vilas was a member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1891 to 1897. He was a prominent Bourbon Democrat. Slipcase in very good minus condition. This is #87 of 100 copies. 254pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Foreign Relations of the United States 1947 Volume VIII: The American Republics

By: William Franklin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office: 1972

Seller ID: 039353

Condition: Very Good +


Burgundy paneled cloth with gold lettering and design on spine. Some neat underlining. xii, 1,082pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

A Picture Of Pioneer Times In California Illustrated with Anecdotes and Stories taken from real life (First Edition)

By: William Grey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, W. M. Hinton & Co: 1881

Edition: Author's Edition

Seller ID: 032126

Condition: Good


The book recounts numerous gold rush memoirs and descriptions of the major cities. Much of the beginning of the text is a critique of Soule's Annals of San Francisco. Also included in the text are three short novels, with California settings, written for children. HOWES W372. COWAN, p.680. ROCQ 16151. KURUTZ 676. GRAFF 4635. Brown cloth with gold lettering and design on spine and front cover. No writing in the book. Tail of spine chipped. Closed tear on spine (through lettering) without loss. Author's Edition. 677pp. Small light red stain on front board. Spine sunned. Full refund if... View more info

Washington, the Nation's Capital: the National Geographic Magazine, Vol. XXVII (27), No. 3, March, 1915 [Two reprinted articles]

By: William Howard Taft and James Bryce

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032499

Condition: Very Good


Two articles reprinted from the magazine: 71-page article by a former United States President with two 3-panel color folding plates and photos with many in color. An address by James Bryce revised for publication and photos added, brown cloth over boards with brown title, lines and decorations on front board. Quite a nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Death Valley in '49: An Essential Chapter in Pioneer History

By: William Lewis Manly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Readex Microprint: 1966

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 033812

Condition: Near Fine


Part of the Great Americana Series. Facsimile reprint of 1894 edition published in San Jose, CA. The book describes one of the most dramatic episodes in the Gold Rush to California, an incredible journey of a party of emigrants who got lost in Death Valley . Unlike most memoirs recollected in old age, the narrative is so accurate that details can be substantiated from other records, and the wanderings of the party can be traced with geographical accuracy. Red leatherette boards with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Frontispiece. These facsimiles are the most affordable way to stud... View more info

The Old Wilderness Road: An American Journey (From the Library of Morton H. Smith)

By: William O. Steele

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041702

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with black spine lettering. xii, 177pp. Dust jacket is price clipped. Previous owner's name marked out in blue heavy marker in several places. Full refund if not satisfied.This book comes from the personal library of Morton H. Smith but does not have his personal library marking. This from Wikipedia: Morton Howison Smith (December 11, 1923 to November 12, 2017) was an American Presbyterian minister. He was the first Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in America, serving from 1973 to 1988, and also served as its Moderator in 2000. Smith had degrees from the University of Mi... View more info

Manual of American National Government

By: William Thomas Nichols and H. P. Davis, Jr.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Dubuque, IA, Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company: 1967

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 028934

Condition: Very Good -


Paperback. Spiral bound. Illustrated cover. v, 61pp. Scarce. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

America and the Great War for Humanity and Freedom (Salesman Sample Book)

By: Willis Fletcher Johnson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Universal Book and Bible House: 1917

Edition: Salesman's Sample Edition

Seller ID: 034546

Condition: Very Good


Salesman's Sample book with space at rear to take orders. Colorful illustrated cloth (red, white and blue, of course). Illustrated with more than 100 plans, maps, diagrams, drawings, and reproductions of photographs. Various paginations (due to samplings). Approximately 180pp. Frontispiece. Solid copy. Age-toned end papers. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The War in Florida

By: Woodburne Potter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Readex Microprint: 1966

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 033786

Condition: Near Fine


Part of the Great Americana Series. Facsimile of the rare Baltimore 1836 first edition. Near fine condition. These facsimiles are the most affordable way to study, own and enjoy rare Americana. Original leather grained cloth binding. Decorated end papers. viii, 184pp. Solid copy. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Cotton Regency: The Northern Merchants and Reconstruction, 1865-1880

By: Woolfolk, George Ruble

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Octagon Books: 1979

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 037498

ISBN: 0374987505

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth with gold spine lettering. Near fine condition. Illustrated. 311pp., index. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The American Tradition: National Characteristics, Past and Present

By: Wright, Louis B. & Swedenberg, H. T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, F. S. Crofts & Co: 1943

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 033390

Condition: Near Fine


Preface: "The compilers have included some of the important documents that helped to establish our tradition of liberty, and they have brought together essays, descriptions, narratives, factual articles, and a few stories that illustrate qualities important in the development of America." Includes: 'Liberty or Death', Patrick Henry, 'The Declaration of Independence," Thomas Jefferson, "Freedom of the Press in the United States," Alexis de Tocqueville, and many others by Daniel Webster, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Francis Parkman, Washington Irving, and many others. Pub... View more info

Sources of the Mississippi and the Western Louisiana Territory

By: Zebulon Montgomery Pike

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Readex Microprint: 1966

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 033789

Condition: Near Fine


Part of the Great Americana Series. US Army officer, Zebulon Montgomery Pike, led several expeditions into the new Louisiana Territory during the years 1805-1807 and published his accounts of his travels, with the blessing of President Jefferson, 4 years before Lewis and Clark published their journals. Facsimile of the rare 1810 Philadelphia edition. Fine condition. These facsimiles are the most affordable way to study, own and enjoy rare Americana. Original leather grained cloth binding. Leather spine label. Decorated end papers. Frontispiece. Folding map. Illustrated. Solid copy. ... View more info