Category: History: U.S.


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A Guide to the Resources of the American Antiquarian Society; A National Library of American History

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Worcester, Massachusetts, The American Antiquarian Society, 1937

Book looks like new. Crisp and clean as a whistle inside and out. Measures 6-1/2"x9-3/4" with bright blue card cover and cream colored pages. Blue endpapers match cover and there are 98 pages. Illustrated with photographs in black and white showing building and samples of holdings. Contents encompass the history of the society, its membership and publications, the needs of the society, its library building and its resources. Indexed. View more info

Vietnamese Refugee Orientation Handbook

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Interagency Task Force for Indochina Deaprtment of State, 1975

A scarce reminder of the fall of Saigon and the resultant immigration of Vietnamese refugees to the United States. This example has a white sticker to face upon which is written the name of the specific refugee. Text is in both English and Vietnamese and covers sponsorship, assistance, citizenship, education, housing, jobs, benefits, taxes, money and banking etc. Also includes U.S. map and list of agencies nationwide. Measures 8"x10" and has 59 pages. Plain whit... View more info

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Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, Membership List. Annual Report for the Year Ending October 31, 1914.

By: N/A

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Historical Society, 1914

Brown boards ornamented at face with bright gilt seal and printing. Corners are a tiny bit soft, but just at tips. Pages are very clean and book is tightly bound with no names or writing. Photo of the Historical Society's building at frontis, plus two other illustrations. In addition to what is listed in title topics include donations, funds, election of officers, report of executive committee, report of Gilpin Trustees, children's lectures, librarian's report, museum ac... View more info

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The Great Exhibitions

By: Allwood, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Studio Vista, 1977

Crisp, clean book with no defect of note. Clean as a whistle inside and out, retains original price, has no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips. Jacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9"x11-1/4" and has 192 pages including index. Illustrated throughout inboth color and black and white with historic photographs and drawings. The author was a big collector of ephemera from the World Fairs, or Expos as they were sometimes c... View more info

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Oliver Hazard Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie

By: Altoff, Gerry.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Put-In-Bay, Ohio, U.S.A., Self-published, 1989

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

This is the BOOKLET which precdeed the book written ten years later. It is clean and crisp and tightly bound with only fault being a shadow to upper fornt corner from a price sticker.Otherwise as new. Illustrated throughout. SIGNED without inscription by author on title page.Text is 38 pages and is an essay originally presented at the symposium, War on the Great Lakes: Canada and the the United States in the War of 1812, at Monroe County Cummunity College, January 1987. View more info

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Cape Elizabeth Past To Present

By: Berry, Marcelia R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society., 1991

Edition: Presumed First

Nicely made history of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Clean and tightly bound with just a shadow to back from a small price sticker and former owner's name written small at upper front corner of first page. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 102 pages and is clean and tightly bound. Illustrated throughout with historic photograophs and documents. Chapters cover the founding years, division and growth, schools, from farms to development, earning a living, churches and cemeteries, ... View more info

Wadsworth Memorial: Containing an Account of the Proceedings of the Celebration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the First Setllement of the Township of Wadsworth, Ohio

By: Brown, Edward

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Evanston, Indiana, Unigraphic Inc., 1972

Edition: Reprint

Bound in blue buckram and clean as a whistle inside and out. Measures 5-1/2"x8" and was designed without dustjacket. Originally published in 1875. In addition to the celebratory proceedings, there is a history of the township and biographical sketches of the more prominent pioneer settlers and their families. 233 pages. Two like copies available View more info

Visual History Wall Maps (set of 10 in Folder with Teacher's Guide)

By: Coss, Clay (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Civic Education Service, 1966

Beautiful, colorful collection of ten pictorial wall maps designed for classroom use. Appear to have never been used and all fit snugly in specially designed blue accordian folder with silver printing to face. Includes teacher guide. Maps include: Exploration and Discovery, which covers early explorers such as Pizarro, Columbus, de Soto etc.; Colonization which covers the original 13 colonies, fur trading, and Native Americans; the American Revolution; the Western Fronti... View more info

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Centennial History of Summit County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

By: Doyle, William B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hudson, Ohio, Windmill Publications for the Hudson Genealogical Study Group, 1993

Edition: Reprint

Beautiful clean book with no names or writing featuring dark brown boards printed in gilt at face and spine. Originally published in 1908. This edition includes a new index edited and compiled by James F. and Briana L. Caccamo. Book offers info on topography and geology, as well as the history of the early settlements, public officials, Akron as the county seat, surrounding towns and townships, public institutions, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, banking, edu... View more info

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Early Sharon Township

By: Ensworth, Ruth; Vaughn, Helen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sharon Center, Ohio, Clint and Ruth Ensworth Jr., 1995

Edition: Third Printing

Very nice, clean book in excellent condition. no names or writing, no bumps to boards, and pristine pages. Book measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/2" with 256 pages including index. This is the third printing -- original was published in 1981. Illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings and maps. Very simply made -- no bells and whistles, but it's all about the history of the township and its pioneers. Among the topics are these: Connecticut Land Company; the chronolog... View more info

Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Book Biography

By: Giblin, James Cross,

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic, 1994

Edition: First Printing

Crisp, clean, beautiful book. Dustjacket shows no tears or chips, has not been price-clipped, and is most handsome in brand new protective mylar. A lovely book by an author who throughout his career has brought new life to children's nonfiction. Detailed, emotive -- a look at the man, as well as his accomplishments. Michael Dooling's exquisite paintings are an added delight.There's also a section at the back about Monticello, Jefferson's home View more info

Lafayette in America

By: Gottschalk, Louis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Arveyres, France, L' Esprit de Lafayette Society, 1975

Edition: First Bicentennial Edition

Beautiful book, beautifully maintained. Bound in matched buffalo hide with 24 carat gold ornamentation and printing to both boards and spine. Endpapers fashioned from silk moire and there is also a red, white and blue satin ribbon marker bound in. Top edge is gilded with all gilt present and bright. Laid-in is a certification of first edition status signed by the person who hand bound it. Text is also printed on archival paper to prevent deterioration.Title page appears ... View more info

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Patrick Henry; Economic, Domestic and Political Life in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

By: Hardwick., Kevin R.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Brookneal, Virginia, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 1991

Crisp, clean, beautiful copy. Card covers. 49 pages, plus three page annotated bibliography. Footnoted. An interpretive account of Patrick Henry's life at Red Hill Plantation, his home between 1794 and 1799, as well as his burial site. Organized into five chapters; A Biographical Overview; Economic Life; Legal and Political Life; Domestic Life; and Dwellings and Land. View more info

Stories of Wethersfield; Four Centuries of American Life in Connecticut's "Most Aunicent Towne"

By: Howard, Nora

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wetherfield, CT, White Publishing, 1997

Crisp, beautiful copy. No names or writing and no spine crease or cover lift. Pages and page edges pristine. Nicely illustrated throughout in black and white -- art and photographs, more than 100 images in all. Written by the former director of the Wethersfield Historical Society. Offers 55 stories of the town and its people through "the grand march of American history." Measures 8-1/2"x11" View more info

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Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes

By: Howe, Henry

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, State of Ohio, 1900

Edition: Early Printing

It's been a while since I've had a set of Howe's Historical Collections, a two volume set which is an Ohio classic. This one was published in 1900, which makes it an early printing, but not a first edition. As are many, this set is rebound in (brown) cloth with gilt printing to spines. The text is very clean with no marks or writing. Page edges are likewise clean, though toned and with a small odd stain on the bottom edge in the same place (see photo). Set includes the g... View more info