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The Hermits in Vienna

By: Hermit Club Cleveland

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Hermit Club Cleveland: 1914

Seller ID: 284

Condition: Very Good


Cleveland, Ohio: Hermit Club Cleveland. Very Good. 1914. Wraps. Front cover separating at hinge.; 8vo; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Song of the co-fathers. Celebrating Battle of Sedan and host's birthday.

By: Hugo Eckener

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, 1947

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2437

Condition: Very Good


Akron, Ohio. Very Good. 1947. Hardcover. 7 x 9 inch leaf cut down from unknown hotel stationary, titled "song of the co-fathers." it reads, "we are the two co-fathers/ still merry, quick and gay/ a doublefeast quite funny/ we celebrate today/ the name of this wonderful twin feast/ to well known to everyone/ in akron as well as in deutschland/ the name is just day of sedan/ we solumnize the fun here/ by dinner and much wine/ in good old german fashion/ an... View more info

Five Years Within the Golden Gate.

By: Isabelle Saxon

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3877

Condition: Very Good


London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good. 1868. First Edition. Attractive binding of polished brown calf with decorative gilt and blind tooling to covers. Gilt partial title to red morocco label to spine; five raised bands and gilt decorations to spine. All edges gilt. Blind tooled inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. "685" inked to top verso corner of front fly. Light minor foxing to front fly papers. Nevertheless, a nice, clean copy without previous owners' nam... View more info

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Early Days at the Mission San Juan Bautista. A narrative of incidents connected with the days when California was young.

By: Issac L. Mylar (compiled by James Piratsky)

Price: $205.00

Publisher: Watsonville, California, Evening Pajaronian: 1929

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3319

Condition: Very Good


Watsonville, California: Evening Pajaronian. Very Good. 1929. Limited Edition. Numbered 95 of only 300 copies autographed by author and compiler to slip tipped to verso of front fly. Burgundy cloth with gilt title and author to front cover and gilt title to spine. A very nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 195 pages; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for $1,000.00 REWARD!  The Appeal to Reason will pay $1,000.00 in gold to the  person or persons who will kidnap ex-Governor Taylor and return him to the  state officials of Kentucky, where he is wanted on a charge of murdering  [William] Goebel

$1,000.00 REWARD! The Appeal to Reason will pay $1,000.00 in gold to the person or persons who will kidnap ex-Governor Taylor and return him to the state officials of Kentucky, where he is wanted on a charge of murdering [William] Goebel

By: J. A. Mitchell [William Sylvester Taylor, William Goebel]

Price: $760.00

Publisher: Girard, Kansas, Appeal to Reason: 1907

Seller ID: 1607

Condition: Very Good


Taylor was republican governor of Kentucky who was alleged to have murdered his liberal rival but was given sanctuary in republican Indiana. The catalyst for the broadside, however, was the abduction of agitators Pettibone et al. from Colorado and the Supreme Court's decision that it wasn't objectionable despite its having been accomplished through (in their words) "fraud and connivance." Wear and occasional splits at folds; nail puncture from hanging (se... View more info

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The Flavor of Texas

By: J. Frank Dobie

Price: $660.00

Publisher: Dallas, Dealey and Lowe: 1936

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3280

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dallas: Dealey and Lowe. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1936. Printed cloth boards with title and author to front cover and particulars to spine. Very slight losses to head and tail of dust jacket spine, which has since been protected in Mylar and is otherwise in very nice condition. Front free fly inscribed by author to "... -- Thank you for making me more interested in teaching "Life and Literature of the Southwest" dated 7/3/1941. Original receip... View more info

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American Sylvan Scenes

By: J. Henry Smythe

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Sunshine Publishing Company: c. 1885

Seller ID: 3125

Condition: Very Good


Olive cloth boards with heavily gilt/silver art nouveau title to front cover. Wear to spine with losses to head and tail. Wear to bumped fore edge corners. Decorative endpapers. A nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 64 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. View more info

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Lexique de la Langue Iroquoise avec Notes et Appendices

By: J.A. Cuoq

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Montreal, J. Chapleau & Fils: 1882

Seller ID: 1670

Condition: Very Good


Montreal: J. Chapleau & Fils. Very Good. 1882. Quarter morocco, marbled boards and end papers. Chipped ahead of spine, otherwise very good. Occasional light foxing. Original cauliflower blue wraps bound in, top edge gilt.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ix, 215 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Dragoon Campaigns to the Rocky Mountains : being a History of the Enlistment, organization, and first Campaigns of the Regiment of United States Dragoons : together with Incidents of a soldier's life, and Sketches of Scenery and Indian character By a Dragoon

By: James Hildreth

Price: $1,836.00

Publisher: New York, Wiley & Long: 1836

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1916

Condition: Very Good


New York: Wiley & Long. Very Good. 1836. First. Professionally rebacked. This copy received by the Boston Athenaeum in 1875 with their handsome plate to the front pastedown and faint stamp to the title, then de-accessioned 1940 with their cancelled notation. Foxing throughout. Howes H471; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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Letter on the Memorial of Philip Sloan and Report on the Memorial of Philip Sloan (2 vol. set)

By: James Madison; D. Humphries; Philip Sloan

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Washington, 1801-1808

Seller ID: 2856

Condition: Fine


Washington. Fine. 1801-1808. Hardcover. Handsomely rebound in full maroon morocco with gilt tooled decorative border to front and rear boards and gilt title to spine. Gilt rolled edges and inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon page markers. Attractive, clean copies without previous owners' names or other markings. "The average cost of the American prisoners redeemed from Algerine slavery by the United States, and the expence [sic.] of bringing them home, is... View more info

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Etudes sur l'Astronomie Indienne et l'Astronomie Chinoise.

By: Jean-Babtiste Biot

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Paris, Michel Levy et Freres: 1862

Seller ID: 2960

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Michel Levy et Freres. Very Good. 1862. Hardcover. Quarter green morocco with raised bands to spine. Bookshop plate to verso of front fly and Joseph McPherson's 1862 bold signature to half title. With three foldout plates. First edition of an expanded version of writings on Asian astronomy. "Biot's treatment was much more systematic than any which had preceded it" --Needham, Science and Civilization in China III, 183. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; iii... View more info

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Life Amongst the Modocs: Unwritten History.

By: Joaquin Miller

Price: $550.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley and Son: 1873

Seller ID: 3344

Condition: Very Good


London: Richard Bentley and Son. Very Good. 1873. Half red morocco. First Edition precedes the American. "This book represents the best of Miller's forceful, vigorous style. An advocate of the cause of the Modocs, Miller lived with them in a quixotic attempt to form an Indian republic among the Pit River Indians, the Klamaths, Shastas, and Modocs. Includes Miller's romance with Paquita, the Modoc squaw who helped him escape from jail and was killed by soldier... View more info

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A Visit to John D. Rockefeller by Neighbors and Friends at Forest Hill Cleveland Ohio September Twenty-sixth Nineteen Hundred and Five

By: John D. Rockefeller, Daniel Shurmer et al.

Price: $2,115.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Vinson & Korner Company: 1905

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3638

Condition: Very Good


Cleveland: Vinson & Korner Company. Very Good. 1905. Limited/Numbered Edition. Number 317 of only 425 copies with Rockefeller's neat yet sprawling autograph below George Edmondson's photograph depicting the wealthiest American in an "approved" pose. Published in what has invariably become a desiccated and crumbling suede spine. This copy's spine very nicely replaced with modern Levant morocco. A very good clean and durable copy. Rockefeller's contribution... View more info

List of Articles free of duty and tariff or rates of duties, from and after the 30th June, 1824, on all goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States of America; established by Acts of Congress ... on importations by American vessels to which is added, an Appendix containing several important revenue laws, and useful commercial tables and other information, with notes and references

By: John H. (Harbeson) Barnes

Price: $1,600.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Printed for the Proprietor by John Bioren: 1824

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2140

Condition: Very Good


Philadelphia: Printed for the Proprietor by John Bioren. Very Good. 1824. First Edition. Hardcover. A handsome copy in quarter calf over marbled boards. Chip to head of spine; foxing throughout. Scarce. Unknown to Sabin, but cf. his 3519 for the 1830 edition.; 8vo 5.25 x 8.25 in; [100]; lxxvi pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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The Life Portraits of Washington and their Replicas

By: John Hill Morgan and Mantle Fielding

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Printed for the Subscribers: 1931

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 3116

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Philadelphia: Printed for the Subscribers. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1931. Limited Edition. 1 of only 1000 copies. Blue cloth boards with gilt decoration and border to front cover. Gilt particulars to spine. Blue paper dust jacket with particulars to paper label to spine. Deckle edges. Some pages uncut. A clean copy in fine, crisp condition without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxiii, 432, [i] pages; All shipments thr... View more info

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Letters on American Slavery

By: John Rankin

Price: $660.00

Publisher: Boston, Garrison & Knapp: 1833

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4434

Condition: Very Good


Quarter green cloth over buff paper covered boards. Paper label to spine. Rankin was a Presbyterian pastor in Brown County, Ohio. The letters are to his son in Virginia. As per Wikipedia (via Swann's), when Henry Ward Beecher was asked after the end of the Civil War, "Who abolished slavery?" he answered "Reverend John Rankin and his sons did". First Edition. View more info

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Beatriz Enríquez de Harana y Cristóbal Colón Estudio y Documentos

By: José de la Torre y del Cerro

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Madrid, Compañía Iberoamericana de Publicaciones (S.A.): 1933

Seller ID: 3564

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's original wraps bound in quarter calf on red cloth boards, gilt particulars to spine, five raised bands, deckled edges. With a prologue on the Colombian contribution of the Hispano-Cuban Institute of History of America, by José Maria Ots Capdequi. Beatriz Enríquez de Harana was believed to be the mistress of Cristóbal Colón. Minor stains to covers (see image).; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 181 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priorit... View more info

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The Life of Jacob Persinger, who was taken by the Shawnee Indians when an infant; with a short account of the Indian troubles in Missouri; and a sketch of the adventures of the author

By: Joseph Persinger

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Sturgeon, MO, Moody & M'Michael: c. 1900

Seller ID: 3226

Condition: Very Good


Sturgeon, MO: Moody & M'Michael. Very Good. c. 1900. Stapled wraps. Circa 1940s typed copy (verso only, with occasional corrections) of a 19th century manuscript in stapled wraps. Very light chipping to top edge and fore edge of front wrap. Voice changes inexplicably on page 28 from third to first person narrative, recounting the author's (Joseph's) own experiences. A very nice, crisp copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tal... View more info

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Puck Magazine January 1 1896 - December 30 1896

By: Joseph Udo Keppler

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: New York, Keppler & Schwartzmann: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2481

Condition: Very Good


New York: Keppler & Schwartzmann. Very Good. 1896. First Edition. Half red calf. This volume bound by publisher in signatures, without puncturing the fold-outs. Waterstain to lower gutter (see images), loss of spine leather, boards detached.; Vol. 38&39; Folio ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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"Bayonet Forward" My Civil War Reminiscences

By: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Price: $180.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, 1994

Seller ID: 4447

Condition: As New


Bound in full leather with gilt decor to front, back & spine; all edges gilt; moire end-papers; ribbon page marker. As new without bookplates or other ownership markings.. Together with Easton's "Notes about" the book. View more info