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Western Farm and City Mortgages

By: N/A

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Boston, Lombard Investment Company: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2582

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Lombard Investment Company. Very Good. 1885. First Edition. Softcover. Softcover; stapled at spine. A nice, clean copy without previous owner's names or any other markings. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 64 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

Image for The Journal of Andrew Ellicott, late commissioner on behalf of the United  States during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and part  of the year 1800: for determining the boundary between the United States  and the possessions of His Catholic Majesty in America

The Journal of Andrew Ellicott, late commissioner on behalf of the United States during part of the year 1796, the years 1797, 1798, 1799, and part of the year 1800: for determining the boundary between the United States and the possessions of His Catholic Majesty in America

By: Andrew Ellicott

Price: $6,500.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Thomas Dobson: 1803

Seller ID: 3151

Condition: Very Good


Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson. Very Good. 1803. Full calf; boards detached. Five gilt ruled bands. Bookplates of Othniel Alsop & William G Mather as well a pencil notation that book was bought at Anderson Sale #2083 on October 11th, 1926 through L.C. Harper for $32 to front pastedown. Previous owners' names penned to front fly. 14 maps and charts, 13 of which fold out. Closed tears to left margin and along bottom left fold line of Plate E. Otherwise maps are remarkably intact. Foxing & offsetting throughout. Includes scarce Errata and Instructions to Bookbinder. "First thorough Ameri... View more info

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Military Commission of Frederic A. Kendal

By: Andrew Johnson and Edward Stanton [Frederic A. Kendal]

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., 1866

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4634

Condition: Very Good


15 1/4" x 19". Vellum stamp-signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton with engraved illustrations of the American eagle at top and regalia at base, as well as blue embossed seal affixed. July 26, 1866 military commission of Frederic A. Kendal to Second Lieutenant. Marginal annotation by Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend "Recorded, Volume 18, Page 204. Adjutant General's Office. March 5, 1867." View more info

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Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861. With a full index.

By: Authority of the War Department

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.G.L. Brown: 1861

Seller ID: 2404

Condition: Very Good


Philadelphia: J.G.L. Brown. Very Good. 1861. Hardcover. Bound in blue cloth with eagle symbol of E Pluribus Unum blind-stamped to both boards. Worn boards. Fading gilt title and eagle symbol to spine. Wear and tear to head and tail of spine. Rubbed corners. An otherwise still an attractive copy free from markings to text. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 559 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Journey of an Impractical Heart, An Autobiography Book One 1907-1939

By: Captain Niels Peter Thomsen

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: 1989

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4857

Condition: Very Good


Hand-bound with red tape spine and limp black board covers. Black and white photos throughout. This copy is an unpublished manuscript of Captain Niels Peter Thomsen's life from the years 1907-1939. It contains a version of the already published Voyage of the Barkentine Forest Dream with additional correspondences, information, and scanned documents. Part one consists of Thomsen's life between 1907 and 1927. Three poems at the beginning of the book titled Life, My Two Lives, and My Winter Prayer, as well as two poems at the end titled Torment and My Legacy, the latter of the two includes author... View more info

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Derrotero de las islas Antillas: de las costas de Tierra Firme, del seno Mejicano, y de las de los Estados Unidos del Norte de América

By: Dirección de Hidrografía

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta Nacional: 1849

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 3430

Condition: Very Good


Madrid: Imprenta Nacional. Very Good. 1849. Fourth Edition. Full calf. Gilt title to floriated spine. Marbled endpapers, all edges painted. Slight separation to lower front hinge. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Government publication. Includes bibliographical references. 4th Edition, corrected and augmented with very recent news, an appendix on the currents of the North Atlantic Ocean and a descriptive memory of the rocks, basses and lookouts of the same Ocean, which have been discovered until the day and that the said Directorate has knowledge. (4ta Edicion, corregida y... View more info

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The Day of the Cattleman

By: Ernest Staples Osgood

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, The University of Minnesota Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4230

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1929. First Edition. Wheat-colored buckram cloth boards, title in brown to cover; particulars to spine. Original dust jacket in mylar cover. Chips to head of jacket. Deckled edges. Dorothy Kurtzman Phelps endpapers. A tight, clean copy without previous owners' markings.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages . Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Ciudad Santa Fe, Spanish Domination, 1610-1821

By: F. Stanley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Denver, The World Press, Inc.: 1958

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2218

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


First edition signed, No. 208 of limited edition of 500. Dust jacket. Signed in pen to title page.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ix, 412 pages; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

The Journal of Major George Washington sent by the Hon. Robert Dinwiddie to the commendant of the French Forces in Ohio

By: George Washington

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Joseph Sabin: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3029

Condition: Very Good


New York: Joseph Sabin. Very Good. 1865. Limited Edition. Wraps. No. 122 of only 250 copies. Numbered and initialed by Joseph Sabin in red ink. Original wraps. Front cover detached. Uncut. Folding map of the "Western Parts of the Colony of Virginia as far as the Mississippi" to front of book. ; Sabin's Reprints; Vol. 1; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 46 pages; Signed by Editor; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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A History for Peter: America is Born, America Grows Up & America Moves Forward. Three volumes complete.

By: Gerald W. Johnson

Price: $325.00

Publisher: [New York], William Morrow and Company: 1959-1960

Seller ID: 3984

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


[New York]: William Morrow and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1959-1960. Cloth boards with particulars printed to front covers and spines. Printed paper dust jackets with wear and some losses to heads and tails of spines; jacket spine of vol. I faded (please see image). Housed in worn cardboard slipcase. Previous owner's name inked to bottom of label to slipcase. Otherwise, a very bright clean copy without further markings. ; Large 8vo ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . Dust jacket present. View more info

Life of Captain Nathan Hale, the martyr-spy of the American revolution

By: I.W. Stuart

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Hartford, F. A. Brown: 1856

Seller ID: 3024

Condition: Good


Hartford: F. A. Brown. Good. 1856. Green cloth with blind stamping and gilt decoration to front cover. Gilt particulars and decoration to spine. Faded spine. Loss to head and tail of spine. Front hinge beginning. Bookplates removed from front pastedown. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [xii],14-230,[i] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Memoirs of a Maryland Volunteer. War with Mexico in the years 1846-7-8.

By: John R. Kenly

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1873

Seller ID: 3217

Condition: Very Good


Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Very Good. 1873. Beveled green cloth boards with black decorative stamping to front cover. Gilt particulars to spine. General all over wear. Wear to corners. Damage to rear cover. Rear gutter cracked. Textblock is clean without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 521 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Captain William Kidd and Others of the Pirates or Buccanneers Who Ravaged the Seas, the Islands, and the Continents of America Two Hundred Years Ago.

By: John S.C. Abbott

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2603

Condition: Very Good


New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. Very Good. 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Red decorated cloth, embossed covers. Rifle to spine. Double-page frontispiece. 6 black-and-white plates. "American Pioneers and Patriots" series. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 373 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captaine John Smith, in Europe, Asia, Africke, and America Beginning about the yeere 1593, and continued to this present 1629

By: John Smith

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Richmond, Franklin Press: 1819

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 4513

Condition: Very Good


Two volume set. The First American Edition of Captain John Smith's important work on the early English settlement on this continent. Complete with 2 folding maps, the nine-panel folding plate, 2 frontispiece (scarce thus). It goes without saying that Smith was a seminal figure in the colonization of North America, His account of his travel was integral in helping to encourage others to make the transatlantic trek. Despite some notable exaggerations in his writing, his reporting of the possibilities of successful colonization of the New World was surprisingly evenhanded in comparison with his c... View more info

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Historia del Nuevo-Mundo

By: Juan Bautista Muñoz

Price: $1,375.00

Publisher: Madrid, por la Viuda de Ibarra: 1793

Seller ID: 3426

Condition: Very Good


Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 never published), [Sabin (51343) : "This volume only reaches to the year 1500. The continuacion never appeared in print, as it was prohibited by the Spanish government, being too enlightened and truthful]. Spanish mottled calf. Gilt title and author to red morocco label to spine, five raised bands. Decorated endpapers, deckled edges. [4], xxx, 364 pages portrait, and folded map. Frontispiece engraved portrait of D. Christoval Colon, portrait artist Mariano Maella and engraved by Fernando Selma.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mai... View more info

A Proclamation of Queen Anne for Settling and Ascertaining the Current Rates of Foreign Coins in America A broadside printed by Charles Bill in London 1704

By: Queen Anne

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles F. Heartman: 1919

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2940

Condition: Very Good


1 of only 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum. Three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Front hinge beginning. Some wear to covers, however interior is very clean. Marbled endpapers. Folio foldout facsimile of proclamation broadside to front of book with text repeated to subsequent pages Heartman states: "The Broadside reprinted ... is one of the earliest printed records relating to the money of the early colonies." A very nice copy of a hard to find book. ; Heartman's Historical Series; Vol. 20; slender 4to ; Unpaginated p... View more info

Collection of manuscript letters written by a Union (& later Confederate) soldier from 1862 through 1864. With photograph in uniform.

By: Richard Hulse

Price: $6,500.00

Publisher: 1862-1864

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 3419

Condition: Very Good


Very Good. 1862-1864. A collection of about 80 letters (all complete except one from c. September 1862 which appears to be missing a page) written home by a Union soldier, all legible and in good condition, some with original envelopes and postmarkings. At 19, Richard Hulse was mustered into the NY 5th Artillery (H Company) and sent shortly after to Harpers Ferry, VA where his regiment was surrendered and then paroled at Camp Douglas in Chicago. He later rode (unofficially) with the PA 18th Cavalry, and fought with them at Hanover, Gettysburg, Hunterstown, Hagerstown (twice) and Fallin... View more info

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The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. (1785) 2 Volumes Volume LV For The Year MDCCLXXXV (Part The First; & Part The Second)

By: Sylvanus Urban

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Printed by John Nichols, for David Henry: 1785

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4753

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth boards, gilt particulars to spine. Multivolume Set (2 Volumes) of The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. (1785). In American News pp. 67 features reference to act lately passed by the General Assembly of the province of Pennsylvania, for the abolition of slavery; page 135-136 of volume 55(1) partially excised; page 89-90 of volume 55(1) lacking. Part The First: [vi], 492 pp., 16 pp. (index); Part The Second: pp.493 - pp.1036, 16 pp. (index) First Edition. View more info

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The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. (1790-1799) 20 Volumes Volume LX - Volume LXIX For The Years MDCCXC - MDCCXCIX

By: Sylvanus Urban

Price: $900.00

Publisher: London, Printed by John Nichols: 1790-1799

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4755

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth boards, gilt particulars to spine. Multivolume Set (20 volumes) of The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. (1790-1799). This set includes Volume LX For The Year MDCCXC Part The First and Part The Second. On page 571-574 of Part The First in Obituaries of Considerable Persons; with Biographical Anecdotes is the obituary of Benjamin Franklin including a request that the epitaph composed by himself, years prior, be inscribed on his tombstone:"The Body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, | (like the cover of an old book, | its contents torn out, | and stript of its lettering... View more info

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The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. 2 Volumes. Constitution of the United States. Volume LVII. For The Year MDCCLXXXVII (Part The First; & Part The Second)

By: Sylvanus Urban et al.

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Printed by John Nichols, for David Henry: 1787

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4745

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth boards, gilt particulars to spine. Features one of the earliest English printings of the U.S. Constitution, appearing in the November 1787 issue of Gentleman's Magazine ( pp. 1008-1011). Also featured is Benjamin Franklin's essay, "Morals of Chess" (pp. 590-591), news of America's Pennsylvania Society, then headed by Franklin in "promoting the abolition of slavery," includes vast collection of articles on government, economics, science, religion, botany, art, poetry and more. Part The First: iv, 552 pages, [14]; includes 14 copper-engraved plates (three folding).... View more info