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The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography

By: ADAMS, Henry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: 1996

Stock No.: 82277

ISBN: 0679602070

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of this autobiography by the grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams; first published in 1907. This highly-praised work details life in the U.S. from the Civil War to World War I. With an introduction by Edmund Morris. --- In Toledano spine 17 / grey cloth / blindstamped torchbearer logo to cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / Bernhard endpapers / jacket style r with author black and white portrait on cover, verso blank. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy but with slight soiling to textblock edges. Bright, unclipped jacket with a little rubbing a... View more info

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Letters of Henry Adams 1858-1891: Limited First Edition (Volume I only)

By: ADAMS, Henry; FORD, Worthington Chauncey (editor)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78703

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First Edition. Grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams, Henry Adams (1838-1918) was a historian, author and consummate Washington, D.C. insider. This grouping of his letters covers the early years, and was originally published as part of a two-volume set. Edited, and with introductory note, by Worthington Chauncey Ford. --- This edition is one of 325 copies of the First Edition bound with uncut edges. In full red-orange cloth-covered boards w/titling on paper spine label. --- With tears to paper at front gutter, exposing the mull and with a little warping to boards; but ... View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71133

ISBN: 0743202759

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of an examination of major events and individuals in U.S. history by the acclaimed historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Though wide-ranging, this work does not go in depth into the various notable moments in history. Rather, Mr. Ambrose touches on lots of topics, offering criticism as well as praise. Published in 2002, this work appeared shortly before Mr. Ambrose's passing in the same year. --- In red and blue paper-covered boards with gilt titling to spine. Dust jacket features image of a flag draped red building to cover. --- With a small bump to lower corner cover, otherwise a br... View more info

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

By: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Stock No.: 83217

ISBN: 0684846098

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


The late great Stephen Ambrose, author of "Undaunted Courage" and many other notable works, turns his attention to the amazing feat of the building of a transcontinental railroad across the United States. Mr. Ambrose focuses on the people responsible: the investors, politicians, engineers & surveyors and especially the thousands of laborers who built the line, mostly by hand. With a section of black & white photos and a map of the route at endpapers. --- A 7th printing, in full brown and blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color illustration from the ... View more info

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Tomorrow in the Making

By: ANDREWS, John N.; MARSDEN, Carl A. (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Whittlesey House: 1939

Stock No.: 70440

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated second printing of this 1939 anthology of essays by academics, politicians, authors and other notable figures of the day about the future and the major issues to be considered. Topics range from "the current crisis" (World War II) to democracy, communism, capitalism, peace, business, the courts, etc. Includes a preface by the editors. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with spine titling in gold. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A notice of award to a Pennsylvania High School student is pasted to front free endpaper, and inked name to front paste-down, otherwise a clean, tight... View more info

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Redwood Classic

By: ANDREWS, Ralph W.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, Superior Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82805

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The daunting job of felling, milling and transporting the magnificent redwood trees of Northern California is described in this work. With numerous historic black & white photos of the men, railroads, saws, sawmills and ships used in this effort. --- In grey cloth-covered boards with woody titling in red to cover and spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A Fair only copy, with a near-complete split at rear hinge and retailer's rubberstampings to front endpapers, else binding is rather tight and leaves are clean.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 174 pages View more info

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Yesterday's Detroit (Seemann's Historic Cities Series, No. 9)

By: ANGELO, Frank

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Miami, Florida, E. A. Seamann Publishing, Inc.: 1974

Stock No.: 82737

ISBN: 0912458372

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A history of Detroit, Michigan is told in pictures. The story begins with Antoine Laumet de la Mothe Cadillac, who established a fort on the shore of the present-day Detroit River in 1701. The rise of the city as a major manufacturing hub is detailed through the 1940s, with over 200 historic black & white photos. --- In full charcoal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Woodward Avenue scene on cover. --- With greyish discoloration to covers, else a sound, intact copy. Jacket with large back panel tear, other smaller chips and tears but mostly intact an protected i... View more info

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The Lincoln Reader

By: ANGLE, Paul M. (Editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A., Rutgers University Press: 1947

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 80776

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Book club edition. A look at Abraham Lincoln's life in the form of letters, essays & biographical sketches by a host of authors, including Mr. Lincoln himself. With numerous b&w photos. B-O-M-C flyer specific to this work laid in. --- In grey full cloth on board covers w/maroon and gilt decorations & lettering, spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With prior owners' signature to front free endpaper, else interior clean and unmarked. Minor soiling and wear to cloth.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xii, 564 pages View more info

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The Long Gray Line

By: Atkinson, Rick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71268

ISBN: 0395480086

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Good copy of acclaimed study of group of West Point cadets' lives after graduation from the military academy. In top shape, in full grey DJ with orig. $24.95 flap price unclipped; faint stain at top edge & in poly protector. Book in black half cloth w/faded gilt lettering spine. Interior has very minimal highlighter/underlining; prev owner's inked name, else bright and unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Long Gray Line

By: Atkinson, Rick

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71345

ISBN: 0395480086

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Sharp copy of acclaimed study of group of West Point cadets' lives after graduation from the military academy. In top shape, in full grey DJ with orig. $24.95 flap price unclipped; faint stain at top edge & in removable mylar protector. Book in black half cloth w/faded gilt lettering spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Unique Ghost Towns and Mountain Spots

By: BANCROFT, Caroline; PETERSON, Daniel K. (assistant)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Johnson Publishing Co.: 1961

Stock No.: 78381

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A guide to Colorado ghost towns. With b&w photos and maps throughout; including a fold-out 'Plan of Tours' Colorado map. --- A firm, unmarked copy but with considerable cover rubbing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

Image for To the Hartford Convention   The Federalists and the Origins of Party Politics in Massachusetts, 1789-1815

To the Hartford Convention The Federalists and the Origins of Party Politics in Massachusetts, 1789-1815

By: BANNER, James M

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 72922

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


The convention held in Hartford 1814 was a turning point in the evolution of the early United States. This stated first edition in decent shape. With some red ink underlinings; and previous owner's rubberstampings on several pages and on lower edge. Volume solid and tight. Dust jacket with significant chipping and abrasions along top edge; in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 378 pages View more info

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Into The Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West 1500-1805

By: BARCLAY, Donald A.; MAGUIRE, James H.; WILD, Peter (editors)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press: 2002

Stock No.: 74350

ISBN: 0874804442

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The writings of early European and American explorers and travelers in the American West are offered here. With inked gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked and firm. Volume is faintly curled from improper storage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 397 pages View more info

Image for Denver! An insider's look at the high, wide and handsome city.

Denver! An insider's look at the high, wide and handsome city.

By: BARKER, Bill; LEWIN, Jackie

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82450

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition. Former radio and TV host Bill Barker and Jackie Lewin team up to tell all about Denver, it's history, and what sets it apart from other places. Signed 'Blessings!/Bill Barker/and/Jackie Lewin' on half title page. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos; maps at endpapers. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards. Price-clipped jacket with image of Denver and the Colorado capitol building to cover. --- A sound copy, though with minor edge wear and prior owner's inked notation to title page. Jacket with tears, a little soiling and minor chipping to edges; protected in removable mylar ... View more info

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Cowboying A Tough Job in a Hard Land

By: BECKSTEAD, James H.

Price: $68.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press: 1995

Stock No.: 74353

ISBN: 0874803780

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


3rd printing of work which was first published in 1991. With a foreward by Wilford Brimley. With very small inked gift presentation remarks on first page. With dozens of historic b&w and sepia photos of cowboys and their world in the American West, especially in the present-day state of Utah. In very nice shape, with minor rubbing to cover edges. In oversized (8-1/2 in. wide x 11 in. tall) format. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 283 pages View more info

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Cable Car Carnival

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Oakland, California, Grahame Hardy: 1951

Stock No.: 82996

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Stated second edition of this history of San Francisco's various cable car lines. With over 150 historic black & white photos, showing the golden age of San Francisco. Decorations by E. S. Hammack. Color drawings of various S.F. cable cars to endpapers and with at least one map. --- In brown paper-covered boards with cable car illustration to cover, white spine titling. Jacket with elaborate color Hammack drawing of a busy city street scene. --- With a partial split at mid-volume which doesn't affect the soundness of the binding, and with a little cover edge rubbing & prior owner's signature t... View more info

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The Last Ranch A Colorado Community and the Coming Desert

By: BINGHAM, Sam

Price: $35.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1996

Stock No.: 74443

ISBN: 0679422838

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Inscribed by author on half title page: 'To Bill Zananti with best/wishes/Sam Bingham'. First Edition, First Printing. In full grey paper-covered boards with titling in white on spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. Jacket is immaculate and bears original $27.50 flap price. Author's work examines the so-called 'desertification' of Colorado's San Luis Valley. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 363 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

Stock No.: 72718

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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

Image for Historical Southern Families, Volume VIII [The Drake, Mehringer, Clayton, Harris, Harrison, Herring, Bowen, Bell, Lawrence, Betts, Hinton, Breazeales, Bathurst, Porter, Barham, Flake, Hablin-Hamlin, Taylor, Gayle, Darden and Lotholtz families]

Historical Southern Families, Volume VIII [The Drake, Mehringer, Clayton, Harris, Harrison, Herring, Bowen, Bell, Lawrence, Betts, Hinton, Breazeales, Bathurst, Porter, Barham, Flake, Hablin-Hamlin, Taylor, Gayle, Darden and Lotholtz families]

By: BODDIE, John Bennett

Price: $85.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Edwards Brothers, Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 76883

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


[Genealogy] Likely first edition of work later reprinted in various forms. Descriptive information and relations of selected American families largely from the South. The volume with numerous b&w photos and family tree charts. Includes data regarding the Drake, Mehringer, Clayton, Harris, Harrison, Herring, Bowen, Bell, Lawrence, Betts, Hinton, Breazeales, Bathurst, Porter, Barham, Flake, Hamblin-Hamlin, Taylor, Gayle, Darden and Lotholtz families. Data gleaned from official records such as wills and deeds; along with other written works such as letters. Indexed. --- In navy cloth-covered hard... View more info

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Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

By: Bork, Robert H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Stock No.: 71052

ISBN: 0060391634

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


In black half cloth w/black paper-covered boards; DJ small tear top of spine and bearing retailer's sticker bottom of spine. Author's work analyzes the increase in immorality in the US. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages View more info

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The Legend of John Brown A Biography and a History

By: BOYER, Richard Owen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 72917

ISBN: 039446124X

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Oversize volume examines the life of John Brown, who gave his life in his opposition to slavery in the U.S. Stated first edition, publisher's page. W/image of Brown on front cloth cover. Interior clean and bright; unmarked. Dust jacket chipped & torn along edges, with orig $12.50 flap price; in removable mylar protector. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 627 pages View more info

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Flags of Our Fathers

By: Bradley, James & Ron Powers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 2000

Edition: Eighth Printing

Stock No.: 72156

ISBN: 0553111337

Condition: Very Good


The horrific battle for Iwo Jima is detailed in this very moving and very popular work. In top shape with very minor wrinkling, dust jacket; otherwise undamaged. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages View more info

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Miracle on Cherry Creek: An Informal History of the Birth and Re-Birth of a Neighborhood

By: BRENNEMAN, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, World Press, Inc.: 1973

Stock No.: 78397

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history of the early days of Denver, Colorado. With many b&w photos. --- In white covers, with log cabin illustration on cover. A clean, firm and bright copy but with a little curling to textblock.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 130 pages View more info

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From Trail to Railway Through the Appalachians

By: BRIGHAM, Albert Perry

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82377

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


First edition. A description of the development of railways through the Appalachian Mountains and in the eastern U.S. With lots of black & white illustrations. The intent of this work, per the author's preface, is to make geography and history interesting to his target audience, which is the student. --- In pale green cloth-covered boards with titling and railroad-and-pine-tree motif to cover and spine. --- An exceptionally clean, tightly-bound copy, though with penciled notations to front free endpaper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); viii, 188 pages View more info

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The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned [1906 San Francisco earthquake]

By: BRONSON, William

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1959

Stock No.: 80862

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A thorough account, in words and and with over 400 black & white photos, of the wreckage left in the wake of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake. With maps of the city and San Andreas fault areas at endpapers. --- In full black and red cloth-covered boards with titling in black or red on cover and spine. Printing or edition not specified. Jacket features red monochrome photo of the city on fire on cover. --- A solid, clean copy but with prior owner's sticker to front free endpaper and light edgewear to covers. Dust jacket with chipping, creasing and small tears along edges; flap pric... View more info

Image for The Mississippi River and its Source: A Narrative and Critical History of the Discovery of the River and Its Headwaters, Accompanied by the Results of Detailed Hydrographic and Topographic Surveys (Minnesota Historical Collections, Volume VII)

The Mississippi River and its Source: A Narrative and Critical History of the Discovery of the River and Its Headwaters, Accompanied by the Results of Detailed Hydrographic and Topographic Surveys (Minnesota Historical Collections, Volume VII)

By: BROWER, J. V.

Price: $129.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Harrison & Smith, State Printers: 1893

Stock No.: 82403

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A detailed study of the Mississippi River and its headwaters. The author was Commissioner of the Itasca State Park in Minnesota and prepared this work on behalf of the State Historical Society. With appended material supplied by Alfred J. Hill. With several plates bearing photos and drawn portraits of historic figures, along with many maps (some fold out), profuse illustrations and drawings, and a 17 in. wide x 31 in. tall folded frontis map of the Lake Itasca region. Volume VII in Minnesota Historical Collections series. --- Bound in full brown cloth-covered boards with fillets in blind to c... View more info

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Deadly Indifference: The Perfect Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond

By: BROWN, Michael D.; SCHWARZ, Ted

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, U. S. A., Taylor Trade Publishing: 2011

Stock No.: 78271

ISBN: 1589794850

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A memoir by the former head of the U.S. Government's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who was in charge of the response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. With a section of color photos. Indexed. --- In grey and black paper-covered boards. Jacket with scenes of neigborhoods under water on front and back. --- A bright, firm, clean copy but with small dent to cover edge & spot on lower textblock edge. ; Political; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages View more info

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The National Air And Space Museum: Volume One-Air, The Story of Flight

By: BRYAN, C.D.B. (text); LARKIN, David (art direction and design)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peacock Press/Bantam Books: 1982

Stock No.: 78434

ISBN: 055301384X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover reprint edition of earlier work featuring exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. With copious color photos. Extensive text explains the histories of flight in its many variations. --- In pictorial covers. A firm, clean copy though with some chafing to cover extremities. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages View more info

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The National Air And Space Museum: Volume Two-Space, From Earth to the Stars

By: BRYAN, C.D.B. (text); LARKIN, David (art direction and design)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peacock Press/Bantam Books: 1982

Stock No.: 78435

ISBN: 0553013858

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover reprint edition of earlier work featuring exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. With copious color photos. Extensive text explains the histories of space travel in its many variations. --- In pictorial covers. A firm, clean copy though with some chafing to cover extremities. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages View more info

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The First Battle

By: BRYAN, William J[ennings].

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, W. B. Conkey Co.: 1896

Stock No.: 77443

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A largely autobiographical account by the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1896 campaign for the U.S. Presidency, ultimately lost by the author to his Republican opponent, William McKinley. With numerous b&w photos. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards. Some discoloration to covers and w/bumped corners. Interior with a few inked and penciled notations, else firm and bright. Lacks a dust jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 630 pages View more info

Image for A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts

A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts

By: BUCKLEY Jr., William F.

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 72207

ISBN: 0399122273

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


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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The Legend of Baby Doe The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West

By: BURKE, John

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1974

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74767

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book club edition. In dark red leatherette covers w/titling in orange on spine. Includes a section of b&w photos. Interior clean, bright and firm. Jacket has some sunning at spine. --- The compelling story of a woman who defied societial norms to marry a mining baron and her struggles to carry on after losing her substantial fortune.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages View more info

Image for The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun [First Governor of New Mexico Territory] (Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior)

The Official Correspondence of James S. Calhoun [First Governor of New Mexico Territory] (Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior)

By: CALHOUN, James S.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82589

Condition: Very Good


A collection of letters by and to James S. Calhoun (1802-1852), acting in his position as Indian agent at Santa Fe, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New Mexico, and first Governor of New Mexico Territory. The letters sat in various locations in Washington, D.C. until organized and edited into this volume by Annie Heloise Abel, and published in 1915. A common thread in the letters is Mr. Calhoun's ". . .complaint of inadequate support from Washington." With an unattributed introduction (probably by Abel), and a set of 4 folded maps in rear pocket. The maps depict: 1) Sketch map of po... View more info

Image for Lincoln and the Civil War  A Profile and a History

Lincoln and the Civil War A Profile and a History

By: CANBY, Courtlandt (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller, Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 71435

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Writings focusing on Abraham Lincoln by assorted people are brought together in this work edited by Canby. In full black cloth covers; volume is cocked and has concave spine; interior solid and tight and unmarked. DJ is chipped at edges; in removable mylar protector; has orig flap price unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Witness

By: CHAMBERS, Whittaker

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1952

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 81133

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A book club edition of author's sometimes riveting account of his life and turn toward, and then away from, membership in the U.S. Communist Party. Much of this memoir concerns the role played by Mr. Chambers in the notorious Alger Hiss trial, in which he was the chief witness against Mr. Hiss. --- In full black cloth-covered boards, with titling in white and gilt on spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- Page 125/126 has been torn out and has been tipped back in. With a hole in cloth at mid-spine, some rubbing & soiling to cloth and rubbing to spine titling; interior is clean and textblock is firm... View more info

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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

By: CHAPLIN, Jeremiah

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, D. Lothrop & Co.: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81123

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A rather scarce copy of this 1876 First Edition of Jeremiah Chaplin's biography of American founding father, printer and inventor Benjamin Franklin. With a tissue-protected frontis engraved portrait that offers a Franklin image not often seen. --- In dark blue cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in black and gilt on cover and spine. --- Despite the beginnings of a partial split near front of volume, volume remains firmly bound. With light wear to cloth at edges, minor soiling to covers.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 898 pages View more info

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The Man from Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson (signed by Gaylord Nelson)

By: CHRISTOFFERSON, Bill

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79447

ISBN: 0299196402

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A biography of an early champion of the environmental movement. Signed by Gaylord Nelson on title page: "To my good friend Ted/xxx/Gaylord Nelson". Sections of black and white photos in at least two locations. Tributes to the late senator at the time of his death are laid in. --- In full red/green woven cloth-covered boards, spine titling stamped in white. Jacket with portrait of Senator Nelson on cover. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy but with a little wrinkling to edges of jacket.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tal... View more info

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Colorado Heritage 1981, Issue 1

By: Colorado Historical Society

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Colorado Historical Society: 1981

Stock No.: 74358

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Seven articles on varied subjects, indexed. Includes an article on the Hollywood western. With numerous photos. In nice shape, clean and firm. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages View more info

Image for Westward to Promontory  Building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains : a pictorial documentary

Westward to Promontory Building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains : a pictorial documentary

By: COMBS, Barry (text); RUSSELL, Andrew J. (photos)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1986

Stock No.: 74426

ISBN: 0517562243

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


With dozens of black and white photos almost certainly taken by Andrew J. Russell as the builders for the Union Pacific's half of the transcontinental railroad made their push from Omaha, Nebraska west to Promontory, Utah where the forces of the Union Pacific met those of the Central Pacific Railroad of California. In nice shape, with a minor cover crease and gift-givers inscription on the first page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pages View more info

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Combat: The Civil War

By: CONGDON, Don (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Castle Books: 1967

Stock No.: 77390

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


An attempt to describe all important battles of the American Civil War, in a single hefty volume. The narratives are written by the combatants themselves, whether a general or a private. Includes numerous maps and engraved illustrations. With an introduction by Bruce Catton, and a running commentary by Don Congdon. --- In tan paper-covered boards, titling stamped in navy on spine. --- First page has been torn out and leaves are starting to yellow, but otherwise a firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with considerable rubbing and in removable archival mylar protector. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall;... View more info