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Image for Cincinnati Convention of 1875 Official List of Names, and P.O. Address of Members of the Invitation Committee for Cincinnati Conference, to be held 7th of September, 1875

Cincinnati Convention of 1875 Official List of Names, and P.O. Address of Members of the Invitation Committee for Cincinnati Conference, to be held 7th of September, 1875

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cincinnati Convention: 1875

Seller ID: 1670793


Folded once horizontally and three times vertically, with a closed tear along the center crease, a bit toned. 1875 Single Sheet. Single sheet. 9 1/2 x 12. Lists members accepted up to August 1, 1875, arranged by state. Also printed on the reverse is a letter from Horace H. Day urging members to confirm attendance and encouraging them to obtain discount tickets through Erie Railroad, and also mentions half fares from Binghampton, Elmira, Rochester, and the Boston vicinity... View more info

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Daring Deeds of American Heroes. A Record of the Lives of American Patriots and Heroes, Including Full and Accurate Biographies of the Most Celebrated American Generals

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: D.W. Evans & Company: 1860

Seller ID: 1889109


Binding slightly shaken, a few pages lightly foxed, ink name & date on front endpapers. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, 407 pp. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decoration on spine. An interesting study of American heroes, notable for being among the last publications profiling military generals before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Includes biographies of: Jacob Brown; Edmund Pendleton Gaines; William Henry Harrison; Andrew Jackson; Alexander Macomb;... View more info

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The New York Tribune. A Sketch of its History. Illustrated.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1883

Seller ID: 2006584


Wrappers toned, top edge slightly gnawed affecting margin only. 1883 Stapled Binding. 26 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. An account of the foundation and development of Horace Greeley's newspaper, The New York Tribune. The paper was founded in 1841, and existed through several name changes and mergers until 1966. During the 1850s it was among the most widely circulated newspapers in the United States. Includes engravings of Tribune counting room, Mr. Reid's study,... View more info

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Laws of the State of Delaware, from the Second Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight, to the Twenty-Fifth Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. Volume III.

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: M. Bradford and R. Porter: 1816

Seller ID: 2095800


Boards rubbed & soiled with minor loss, endpaper edges lightly stained. 1816 Full-Leather. 113, [1] , 119-146, 151-399, [1], 5, [1] 30 pp. 8vo. Full calf with leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. A record of Delaware law detailing legislation in place relating to various topics, including: elections, slaves, commerce, property, medicine and infectious diseases, militia, etc. Table of Private Acts follows text. View more info

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Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1879

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1880

Seller ID: 2205148


No jacket, boards rubbed, page ridges lightly foxed. 1880 Hard Cover. 621 pp. Includes color plates and fold-outs. CONTENTS: Report of the Commissioner; Report of the Chemist; Report of the Statistician; Report of the Entomologist; Report of the Botanist on Grasses; Report of the Superintendent of Gardens and Grounds; Report of Dr. H.J. Detmers on Swine Plague; Report of Dr. James Law on Swine Fever; Miscellaneous Papers: Contagious Pleuro-pneumonia of Cattle; Contagious... View more info

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Early Arts in the Genesee Valley: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Genesee Valley Council on the Arts: 1974

Seller ID: 2206705


Wrappers lightly toned, pages faintly dog-eared, pages 55-62 loose from binding but included. 1974 Soft Cover. 158 pp. Number three in a series published by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Biographies of contributors; Preface; A cornucopia of Genesee Valley history in art; Portraiture in the Genesee Valley; Landscape in the Genesee Valley; Still-Life & scenes from history, fantasy, and daily life; Animal painting in the Genesee Valley... View more info

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Charlotte in the War of 1812

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Neighborhood History Project:

Seller ID: 2206820


No publisher date. A fine copy. 22 pp. An account based on the words of the local pioneers who were there, containing an annotated bibliography of sources.KEYWORDS: CHARLOTTE LOCAL NEW YORK REGIONAL HISTORY MILITARY WAR OF 1812 View more info

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New City on the Merrimack: Prints of Lawrence, 1845-1876

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1974

Seller ID: 2259829


Spine faintly toned. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Prints and drawings which illustrate the growth and development of Lawrence from grassy river banks in Methuen and Andover into a separate entity, an urban community of 35,000 people by 18176. There are several hundred items in the collection of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, illustrating with precision and detail the building and maintenance of the dam, canals, mills, and housing for the city. View more info

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Annual Report of the Superintendent of Soldiers' Orphans of Pennsylvania, for the Year 1883.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lane S. Hart, State Printer: 1883

Seller ID: 2266875


Front and rear blanks removed, 'Compliments of Wm. B. Bigelow, House Reps' written in pencil on front endpaper. 1883 Hard Cover. 78 pp. 8vo. An annual report giving information about orphanages in Pennsylvania for children of soldiers who died in the American Civil War. Illustrated with sixteen engravings of orphanages, including the Bridgewater School which is labeled in the illustration index as 'colored'. View more info

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The History of Events Resulting in Indian Consolidation West of the Mississippi. [from Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1906]

By: Abel, Annie Heloise

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [American Historical Association]: 1908

Seller ID: 2187980


Base of boards faintly stained, free endpapers removed. 1908 Hard Cover. 233-450 pp. 8vo. A separately bound edition of the Justin Winsor Prize winning essay originally published by the American Historical Association in 1906. The author, a Ph.D., was a Bulkley Fellow in History at Yale University, Associate Professor in History at Wells College, and Instructor in History at The Woman's College of Baltimore. She discusses the origins of the plan for Indian removal, unsuc... View more info

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The March of Democracy, in Two Volumes: The Rise of the Union; From Civil War to World Power

By: Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200163


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xvi, 428; xix, 438. 8vo. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red rules. This two volume set, covering from the colonial period through World War I, is the first edition of Adams's work, which he later expanded to include as many as seven volumes. View more info

Image for The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield. Containing a Full Account of the Shooting of President Garfield, and All the Events from That Date Until the Dastardly Wretch Was Brought to Trial; and Including a Full Account of ALl the Testimony of the Experts and Other Celebrated Witnesses; All the Speeches and Remarks Made by the Cunning Assassin during His Trial for Life; His Great Efforts to Escape the Gallows by Feigning Insanity, Etc.; with all the Scenes and Incidents Attending This Very Interesting and Remarkable Trial.

The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield. Containing a Full Account of the Shooting of President Garfield, and All the Events from That Date Until the Dastardly Wretch Was Brought to Trial; and Including a Full Account of ALl the Testimony of the Experts and Other Celebrated Witnesses; All the Speeches and Remarks Made by the Cunning Assassin during His Trial for Life; His Great Efforts to Escape the Gallows by Feigning Insanity, Etc.; with all the Scenes and Incidents Attending This Very Interesting and Remarkable Trial.

By: Alexander, H.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: National Publishing Company: 1882

Seller ID: 2266912


Boards rubbed with several spots, pencil gift note inside, minor surface tear from sticker removal on front endpaper. 1882 Hard Cover. 856 pp. 8vo. An account of the assassination of President James Garfield by Charles J. Guiteau, who was upset that Garfield repeatedly rejected his job applications, and shot him at a railroad station. Garfield died two months later of infection, and Guiteau was sentenced to hang for the crime. View more info

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The Blue and The Gray

By: Allen, Thomas B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 1993

Seller ID: 2179091


Light edge wear to jacket.Very Good. 1993 Large Hardcover. What unifies a diverse nation? What justifies the formation of a new one? What sustains democracy and law in the range of the guns? What peace can follow the loss of 600,000 lives? Six chapters cover the conflict chronologically. Key characters in the saga are examined in biographical sketches throughout the volume, and a picture-and-text portfolio on a major social or technological theme accompanies each chapter... View more info

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The Blue and The Gray

By: Allen, Thomas B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 1993

Seller ID: 2182605


Edge wear to jacket. Map of Civil War battlefields laid in.Good. 1993 Large Hardcover. What unifies a diverse nation? What justifies the formation of a new one? What sustains democracy and law in the range of the guns? What peace can follow the loss of 600,000 lives? Six chapters cover the conflict chronologically. Key characters in the saga are examined in biographical sketches throughout the volume, and a picture-and-text portfolio on a major social or technological th... View more info

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A Decade of Addresses, Delivered, From 1820 to 1829, to the Senior Classes at Bowdoin College; Together with an Inaugural Address: To Which is Added a Dudleian Lecture, Delievered May 12, 1830, at Harvard University

By: Allen, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Horatio Hill & Co.: 1830

Seller ID: 2203760


Former library copy--usual marks; no jacket, rear hinge starting. 1830 Hard Cover. 272 pp. CONTENTS: Inaugural Address, 1820; Annual Addresses to Seniors: True Dignity of Character, 1820; Value of the Christian Revelation, 1821; The Ignorace of Man, 1822; The Love of Country, 1823; The Knowledge of Man, 1824; Humility, 1825; Christian Faith, 1826; The Love of God, 1827; Eternal Life, 1828; The Method of Holiness, 1830. Dudleian Lecture, 1830. Notes. View more info

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Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

By: Ambrose, Stephen E

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday and Company: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2200227


Book club edition. Includes original jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1975 Hard Cover. xiv, [2], 527 pp. 8vo. Illustrations by Kenneth Francis Dewey. Several pages of photographs. Military historian Ambrose examines the connections between the Indian chief and the cavalry officer who fought at Little Bighorn. - Publisher's Weekly. View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199564


Reprint. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 521 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the... View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2200166


Book club paperback. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 511 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia ... 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: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201953


Spine cocked.Very light general wear. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 431 pp. Black & white photographs. The Union had won the Civil War; slavery was abolished. Lincoln, an early champion of railroads, would not live to see the next great achievement. It took brains, muscle, and sweat in quantities and scope never before ventured and required engineers and surveyors willing to lose their lives in the wilderness; men who had commanded and ob... View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1997

Seller ID: 2206446


An exceptional copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the R... View more info

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Journal of the American Temperance Union, Vol. IV., No. 12., December, 1840 [with] Temperance Recorder, Vol. IX., No. 10., December 1840

By: American Temperance Union

Price: $75.00

Publisher: American Temperance Union / Temperance Recorder: 1840

Seller ID: 2205030


Two closed internal tears to first leaf of ATU journal, a few tears to fore-edge margin, corners a bit dog-eared with minor loss, ink name on final leaf. 1840 Soft Cover. [177]-192, [81]-88 pp. Self wrappers. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2. Two temperance periodicals printed at the end of 1840, one representing a national organization, the other a New York organization, colloquially bound with thread. While certainly interesting historically, perhaps the most compelling feature of this ... View more info

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James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity

By: Ammon, Harry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265138


First edition. Jacket beginning to delaminated along edges, 1/4 inch closed tear to jacket spine head. 1971 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 706, [2] pp. 8vo. A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army, the Confederation Congress, to his exertions in James Madison's cabinet and his subsequent presidency. James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was... View more info

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Bigamy and Polygamy. Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered at the October Term, 1878, in the Case of George Reynolds, Plaintiff in Error, vs The United States, Defendant in Error.

By: An Old Lawyer [Reed, Henry]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174276


Some loss along wrapper edges and split along front wrapper edge, two crude repairs on front wrapper, chip from bottom margin corner of last few pages, faint stain along base. Bound into Coverbind protective cover at binding edge. 1878 Soft Cover. 33 pp. Blue printed wrappers. A pro-Mormon review of the ruling from the first freedom of religion case to come before the United States Supreme Court, focusing on the Mormon practices of bigamy and polygamy. George Reynolds, t... View more info

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By Sea and by River: The Naval History of the Civil War

By: Anderson, Bern

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Paperback: 1962

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2206404


Spine creased, faint stain to top page ridge. 1962 Trade Paperback. xiv, 303, [viii] pp. Less bloody and less known than the land campaigns of the Civil War, the naval battles—and especially the naval blockade of the South—were crucial factors in the outcome of the war. The spectacular battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack marked the debut of ironclads, a revolution in naval warfare. Ships supported McClellan's Peninsula Campaign and Grant's conquest of the Mi... View more info

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The North Reports the Civil War

By: Andrews, J. Cutler

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1955

Seller ID: 2265931


Lacks jacket. Spine toned, pink stain and a few faint spots to boards, faint stain on page ridges, top page ridge faintly foxed. 1955 Hard Cover. x, 813 pp. Andrews presents the drama of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of reporters’ own diaries, dispatches, and printed news stories. View more info

Image for Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

Two Biographies by African-American Women: Biography of an American Bondman, by His Daughter. [with] Life and Public Services of Martin R. Delany, Sub-Assistant Commissioner Bureau Relief of Refugees, Freedmen, and of Abandoned Lands, and Late Major 104th U.S. Colored Troops (The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

By: Andrews, William L.; Brown, Josephine; Rollin, Frank A.; Gates, Henry Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203185


First edition. 1991 Hard Cover. xliii, 104, 367 pp. The book contains the biography of an American bondman William Wells Brown, which was written by his daughter Josephine Brown. It also presents the precedent-setting biography of Martin R. Delany, which helped to introduce an analytical approach to biography writing in African-American letters. An unabashed success story of one man's military career during the Civil War and his subsequent work in the Freedman's Bureau ... View more info

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Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words

By: Anthony, Susan B.; Sherr, Lynn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Times Books / Random House: 1995

Seller ID: 2263545


A nice copy. 1995 Trade Paperback. xxviii, 384 pp. Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical essays, the words of this legendary suffragist reveal Susan B. Anthony as a loyal, caring friend, and an eloquent, humorous crusader. More than a collection of well-arranged quotations, the work informs, inspires, and gives historical perspective.--The Houston Post. 33 photos & illustrations. View more info

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Chickamauga 1863: The River of Death (Campaign Series #17)

By: Arnold, James R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Osprey Military: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2186687


1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 96 pp. Chickamauga--an Indian name meaning 'River of Death'--was one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Fought in the densely wooded terrain just south of Chattanooga, this was to be the greatest western-theatre battle of the conflict, a hard-fought victory for the Confederates that halted the advance of Rosecrans' Union Army of the Cumberland into Tennessee. Colored and black and white ... View more info

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Historical Account of the Mollie Maguires

By: Aurand, A. Monroe Jr.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Aurand Press: 1946

Seller ID: 1663446


Lightly toned & foxed. 1946 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. Information on the 'secret organization' in Pennsylvania during and after the Civil War. View more info

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Susanna, Jeanie, and the Old Folks at Home: The Songs of Stephen C. Foster from His Time to Ours - Second Edition (Music in American Life Series)

By: Austin, William W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1989

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1833760


Second edition. Spine lightly faded, small sticker ghost on front corner. 1989 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 422 pp., 2-page terminal publisher ad. An examination of the music of celebrated composer Stephen Foster, showing how his songs have remained popular, being preserved by several generations of Americans. View more info