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The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. XXXIII. History of Alaska, 1730-1885

By: Bancroft, Hubert Howe

Price: $69.95

Publisher: San Francisco, A.L. Bancroft: 1886

Seller ID: 12972

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Front board separated,paper tape securing title page and inner back hinge, previous owner's embossed stamp, some wear and peeling of leather. Leather of spine split down back edge and torn across middle. Raised bands somewhat worn but black spine labels with gilt print still bright ; Text block solid and unmarked, fold-out map in fine condition, marbled page edges, binding of tan leather boards needs some work but book appears to be complete ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 775 pages View more info

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Rising Tide The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

By: Barry, John M.

Price: $36.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19210

ISBN: 0684810468

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 9.4 X 6.2 X 1.7 inches; 528 pages; "An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics fore... View more info

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Debrett's Texas Peerage

By: Best, Hugh

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Coward McCann: 1983

Seller ID: 17613

ISBN: 069811244X

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Remainder mark bottom page edges, some wear to book extremities, previous owner's name on half title page. Dust jacket heavily worn, large chips top edge with tears and creasing ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Many B&W photos as well as genealogical charts. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.50 X 7.30 X 1.10 inches; 385 pages; Debrett's commissioned writer Hugh Best to describe a number patrician Texans with an historic overview of their ancestors and forebears. View more info

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Central in Our Lives Voices from Little Rock Central High School 1957-1959

By: Brodie, Ralph & Marvin Schwartz

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Little Rock, Arkansas, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17954

ISBN: 0970857489

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, creased with shot tear top of spine. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.10 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 211 pages; "Students and faculty members who went through the desegregation crisis of this memorable time recall events and personal feelings as they tried to avoid the outside interruptions while getting an education. Much has been said and written about the Little Rock Nine, who have also shared their memories through the years. And the students who protested and caused problems have also had their forum. Now, this book presents the ... View more info

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Moccasin Tracks and Other Imprints

By: Dodrill, William Christian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Parsons WV, McClain Printing Co: 1974

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 15939

ISBN: 087012157X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Gift notation on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book. This hardcover, bound in blue cloth covered boards is a facsimile reprint of the 1915 publication by Dodrill. ; 8.50 X 5.40 X 0.80 inches; 298 pages; This is a history of the mountain counties of West Virginia with an emphasis on pioneer life. View more info

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Economy Of British West Florida, 1763 - 1783

By: Fabel, Robin F. A.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL, University Alabama Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19007

ISBN: 081730312X

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear, slight soil page fore edges. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar. ; 9.4 X 6.0 X 1.7 inches; 296 pages; "British West Florida encompassed the panhandle of the modern state of Florida, about half of present-day Alabama, large portion of Mississippi, and some of Louisiana. The British were of diverse opinions regarding the territory. Some British politicians thought Florida full of strategic and economic potential. Others, perhaps without political affiliation, thought it strange that, having conquered developed Spanish possessions of known wealth, such ... View more info

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The Trans-Mississippi West (1803-1853) a History of Its Acquisitions and Settlement

By: Goodwin, Cardinal

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1922

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16813

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark blue cloth covered boards show small ding on front board, reference library markings on front end papers and page edges. There appears to be a page missing following copyright page. Some water staining to edges of tipped in maps, light possible evidence of water damage to page edges. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Fold-out map bound in at page 248, double page map showing population distribution west of the Mississippi in 1850, tipped in between pages 456-7, double page showing land acquired by the US, tipped in between pages 504-505. ; Ex-Library; 8.40 X 5.70 X 1.40 inches; 528 p... View more info

DAYS TO REMEMBER, AMERICA 1945 - 1955

By: Gunther, John & Quint, Bernard

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1956

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 4057

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


B&W Photographs; DJ in mylar. DJ has some light soiling, small tears and chips. A large format book of words and pictures chronicling the years from immediately after World War II up to the middle of the booming 1950's in America. View more info

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The Saga of Frankie and Johnny

By: Held, John Jr.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16110

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light wear to extremities. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light water staining on upper front, short tear top edge. Top page corners appear bumped. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Woodcuts; 25 pages; An illustrated edition featuring the jazz-era folk song "Frankie and Johnny". This book was originally published towards the end of the 1920's, but the bawdy woodcuts were considered too risque for the times. John Held Jr's twenty three woodcuts (one for each verse) are shown in this volume. View more info

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Commissioners and Commodores ; The East India Squadron and American Diplomacy

By: Henson Jr, Curtis T.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Alabama, University of Alabama Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15812

ISBN: 0817300872

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear to blue cloth covered boards ; Bright solid book. ; 9.30 X 6.20 X 0.80 inches; 240 pages View more info

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When Russia Was in America; the Alaska Boundary Treaty Negotiations, 1824-25, and the Role of Pierre de Poletica

By: Huculak, Mykhaylo

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Mitchell Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12734

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ chipped with tears and some creasing, DJ spine faded, previous owner's embossed seal on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 149 pages; "Across the bargaining table of one of history's crucial negotiations, representatives of Russia, the United States and Great Britain decided where the boundaries of Russian Alaska would run. By the Tsar Alexander's Ukase of 1821 Russia attempted to close the Bering Sea and enforce coastal claims based on explorations and occupations as far south as Bodega Bay in California. British and American ... View more info

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The White House and its Thirty-four Families

By: Jensen, Amy La Follette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Mcgraw Hill: 1965

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 17287

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Cloth boards show light edge wear, DJ has 1" X 1 1/2" piece missing from top of spine area, general edge wear. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 309 pages; A history of the White House, home of the American presidents from its first occupant, John Adams in 1800, up to and including Lyndon B. Johnson and family in 1963. The early chapters review many of the preliminary designs for the building. Generously illustrated with many photographs and drawings. View more info

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The Devil in the Shape of a Woman Witchcraft in Colonial New England

By: Karlsen, Carol F.

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Company: 1987

Edition: First Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 18612

ISBN: 0393024784

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Some shelf wear present on DJ and boards, DJ is sun-faded on spine, short tear base of spine. Small bump to bottom edge of front board. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.20 X 5.80 X 1.30 inches; 360 pages; "Confessing to "familiarity with the devils," Mary Johnson, a servant, was executed by Connecticut officials in 1648. A wealthy Boston widow, Ann Hibbens was hanged in 1656 for casting spells on her neighbors. The case of Ann Cole, who was "taken with very strange Fits," fueled an outbreak of witchcraft accusations in Hartford a generation before... View more info

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900 Miles from Nowhere Voices from the Homestead Frontier

By: Kinsella, Steven R.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, Minnesota Historical Society Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17457

ISBN: 0873515722

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has light edge wear, scuffingsmall bump bottom edge of book. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 196 pages; From the front DJ flap: "It was on the vast American Prairie that people from around the world seized the opportunity for personal and economic freedom promised by free land. Traveling across oceans and continents, these hard-nosed, pragmatic people began arriving in the 1860s with shovels and plows, convinced they were part of something important. They were. Putting hand to plow and breaking the sod for their first crude homes, t... View more info

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Trails Plowed Under Stories of the Old West

By: Russell, Charles M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1990

Edition: Twenty-Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 19249

ISBN: 0385044941

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ and boards show light shelf wear, DJ spine faded.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 10.2 X 7.1 X 1.0 inches; 210 pages; ""Russell writes easily, and in the vernacular. He tells of Indians and Indian fighters, buffalo hunts, bad men, wolves, wild horses, tough hotels, drinking customs, and hard-riding cowboys. . . . [He] lived long enough in the West to acquire a vast amount of information and lore, and he has left enough from his brush to prove his place as a sound interpreter of a stirring period and a fascinating country".-New York Time... View more info

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CHRONOLOGY AND DOCUMENTARY HANDBOOK OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

By: Vexler, Robert I.; William F. Swindler

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, Oceana Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292

ISBN: 0379161729

Condition: Very Good


8vo; 152 pages; Only visible flaw appears to be a remainder mark top of page edges. Beige cloth with gilt print. This gives a chronology of the history, a list of the major players, 1st state constitution and documents relating to the constitutional history of the state. Bibliography and index. View more info

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Republic of Dreams Greenwich Village: the American Bohemia, 1910-1960

By: Wetzsteon, Ross

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19246

ISBN: 0684869950

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.6 X 6.5 X 1.8 inches; 640 pages; "If the twentieth century was the American century, it can be argued that it was more specifically the New York century, and Greenwich Village was the incubator of every important writer, artist, and political movement of the period. From the century's first decade through the era of beatniks and modern art in the 1950s and '60s, Greenwich Village was the destination for rebellious men and women who flocked there from all over the country to fulfill their artistic, political, and perso... View more info

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Southeast Alaska Early Photographs of the Great Land

By: Wilson, Graham

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Whitehorse YK, Wolf Creek Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17901

ISBN: 0968195547

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show very light shelf wear, corner curl.; A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp. ; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.40 inches; 128 pages; "Step back in time and experience historic Southeast Alaska. The story begins with early photographs of Indian communities. Russian settlement, the Klondike Gold Rush and the emerging towns and cities of Southeast Alaska are also explored. This collection of 125 archival photographs is a compelling keepsake for anyone interested in Alaska. " View more info