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"Some of My Best Friends ..."

By: EPSTEIN, Benjamin R. ; FORSTER, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962

Edition: Second Printing


In good shape; bears inked presentation remarks and bookplate front free endpaper. Minor scuffing at edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Colorado History: Seventh Edition

By: UBBELOHDE, Susan; BENSON, Maxine; SMITH, Duane A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Publishing Company, 1995


A history of Colorado, from prehistoric times through the late 20th Century. With extensive endnotes and index. --- A firm, bright, intact copy but with highlighting throughout. ; The Pruett Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages View more info

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A Colorado History: Third Edition

By: UBBELOHDE, Carl; BENXON, Maxine; SMITH, Duane A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Publishing Co., 1972


Colo. history in a very used, but complete, softcover copy. With prev owners' stickers spine and endpapers. Edges stained, interior solid and intact. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America

By: SCHIFF, Stacy

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co., 2005

Edition: First Edition


Stated first edition, first printing w/full number line on copyright page. The author's subject is American founder Benjamin Franklin and his diplomatic mission to Paris in 1776. Franklin was ill-prepared for this critical assignment, as the fate of the budding nation was largely in his hands. With a couple of sections of b&w plates. --- In ivory and maroon paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped lettering & decorations on spine. Facsimile Farnklin signature in gilt on c... View more info

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A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts

By: BUCKLEY Jr., William F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Son, 1978


First edition. A collection of the late Mr. Buckley's essays on a wide variety of subjects. --- In full black cloth covers with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with b&w photo of Mr. Buckley on the Firing Line set. --- With inked gift inscription to front paste-down, and sticker remnants to front free endpaper; otherwise interior is clean and firm. Price-clipped jacket with chips and small tears; in mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 511 pages View more info

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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains Intro. by Daniel J. Boorstin

By: BIRD, Isabella L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma U. S. A., University of Oklahoma Press, 1969

Edition: Fifth Printing


An English lady's travels through the American West in 1873 (alone, on horseback) were captivating to readers in England in the 19th century. This 5th printing of the US edition in good shape; with many b&w engravings. Clean and bright, with minor soiling lower edge. Dust jacket a bit faded at spine; w/a tear and a crease at lower edge. ; 12mo 7" - 7¾" tall; 254 pages View more info

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A Texas Ranger (Lakeside Classics No. 90)

By: JENNINGS, N. A. (author); PROCTER, Ben (editor)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company, 1992


A Lakeside Classic reprint, presenting the memoir of "Al" Jennings, describing the chaotic situation in Texas following the Civil War. Raiders from Mexico were ever-present, and lawlessness was the order of the day. Peace and order were restored by the Texas Rangers. Edited by Ben Procter. --- Includes a color map of South Texas, a frontis photographic portrait of a mounted Texas Ranger, and several additional illustrations and photos. With a listing of all works... View more info

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American Historical Documents 1000 - 1904 (Number 43 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son, 1910


A wide-ranging collection of key American documents. Ranging from an account of a possible voyage to North America by Leif Ericsson (c.1000) through Revolutionary War and Independence writings, to a treaty between the U.S. and Panama in 1904, allowing for the building of the Panama Canal. --- The 43rd entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia painting depi... View more info

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An Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace.

By: [BURN, Richard]

Price: $1,575.00

Publisher: Boston, Joseph Greenleaf, 1773


A well-preserved relic from pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Bay colony, summarizing the principal laws and defining legal terms of the time. The entries are presented in alphabetical order, from 'accessory' to 'woman'. In his introduction, the publisher has taken pains to explain that regulations specific to England and Scotland have been removed and that this is a book intended for use by Americans. Page 345 mis-numbered as 145. Appendix with general rules, directions a... View more info

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An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

By: DAVIS, William C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Diego, A Harvest Book/Harcourt, Inc., 2002


The final months of the Confederacy are examined, with a focus on Jefferson Davis and General John C. Breckinridge. Includes a section of b&w plates at mid-volume. --- A clean, bright, newish book; lacks markings or other apparent damages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages View more info

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Anybody's Gold: The Story of California's Mining Towns

By: JACKSON, Joseph Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1970

Edition: First Edition


First Edition. In this work, the author tells the stories of the various California Gold Rush towns and their residents who participated in the sometimes maniacal search for riches in the Sierra Nevada in the mid-1800s. Includes numerous lithographs of the period, provided by the Bancroft Library of the University of California. With a foreword by Wallace Stegner. --- In full gold-covered boards with titing in dark red on cover and spine. Dust jacket bears original flap ... View more info

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Around the Capital with Uncle Hank, Recorded Together with Many Pictures

By: FLEMING, Thomas

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, The Nutshell Publishing Co, 1902


Formerly property of a library but showing few signs thereof. In maroon quarter leather and cloth covers; gilt titling & decorations. Heavily deckled edges, top edge gilt. Loaded with drawings and cartoons (apparantly all by Mr. Fleming), many poking fun at Washington, DC and its turn of the 20th century leaders. From chapter II: "Henry Slocum ['Hank'] was as fine a specimen of Yankee manhood as it was possible to find." --- A firm, clean copy but with some rubb... View more info

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Birds of the Untamed West: The History of Birdlife in Nebraska, 1750 to 1875

By: DUCEY, James E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Omaha, Nebraska, Making History, 2000

Edition: First Edition


Stated first printing. The author takes a look at the history of early Nebraska and the birds and other wildlife the Indians and early explorers and settlers would have encounted. Richly illustrated with drawings, paintings and maps. --- A bright, clean, unmarked trade paperback. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; viii, 299 pages View more info

Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

By: Gertz, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Author's detailed examination of Washington's elite agencies and the poor job of anticipating the attacks of September 11. In top shape, clean and tight; with full number line publisher's page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages View more info

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Citizen of New Salem

By: HORGAN, Paul, Illustrated by Douglas GORSLINE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1961

Edition: Book Club Edition


Depiction of the early life of Abraham Lincoln, working (among other things) as a 'flatboatman' in New Salem, Illinois. In dandy shape, artwork on cover of a tree with gilt leaves, bright gilt lettering spine. Dotted w/illustrations throughout. DJ has sm tears; in removable mylar protector. ; LK41226; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info