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A TASTE OF AMERICAN TROPICS, Lee, Geo H
1 A TASTE OF AMERICAN TROPICS Lee, Geo H
Lee, Geo H 1926 First Edition Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Travel; Cook Book; Tropics; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 16mo; 32 pages; Includes photos and a trip through the American Tropics, Moror, New Orleans, havana etc. Mostly made up from letters. Even includes a couple of reciptes at the end. Illustrated map wraps. 11693 
Price: 28.16 USD
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AMERICA IN MIDPASSAGE  (Complete in 2 Slipcased Volumes), May not be noted.
2 AMERICA IN MIDPASSAGE (Complete in 2 Slipcased Volumes) May not be noted.
The Macmillan Co. Hardcover Near Fine in Poor dust jacket Illustrated by Wilfred Jones 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; Fragmentary glassine dust jackets, G slipcase with fading and a closed split in back 17524 
Price: 14.05 USD
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America, Historical, Statistic, And Descriptive 2 Vols Ct Buckingham, , J. S. Woodcuts 1838, Buckingham, , J. S.
3 America, Historical, Statistic, And Descriptive 2 Vols Ct Buckingham, , J. S. Woodcuts 1838 Buckingham, , J. S.
Harper and Brother 1838 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; NEW York; Indians; American HISTORY; Quaker; Maryland; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Library; Woodcuts; Woodcuts; 1030 pages; Lord James Silk Buckingham writes a tour de force of travel America in 1838. INcludes exhaustive studies of demographics, towns cities, political institutions, abolition, Maryland, New York history, Washington DC, meeting with Dan Webster, Quakers, American States, etiquette, etc, etc. 2 vols, Vol I is missing top 1 1/4" of spine, exterior of hinges worn free of cloth but still solid, interior has normal foxing but clear text. Vol II has 3 small chips to edge of spine and top 1/8" is worn. Both books are solid and intact with good hinges and text blocks. This set comprised book #279 of the Glen Cove Library (inked inscription) 1346 
Price: 187.95 USD
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4 AMERICAN LANDS AND LETTERS: THE MAYFLOWER TO RIP VAN WINKLE (Complete in One Volume) Mitchell, Donald G.
Charles Scribner's Sons 1897 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Books On Books; Book Collecting; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Sand colored cloth the black and gilt. 17555 
Price: 14.05 USD
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AMERICAN SAMPLERS, Bolton, Ethel Stanwood, & Eva Johnston Coe.
5 AMERICAN SAMPLERS Bolton, Ethel Stanwood, & Eva Johnston Coe.
Massachussetts Society of the Colonial Dames 1921 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; Color PLATES; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pages; About 126 plates, many in color. Occasional perforated library stamps. Text block generally VG. Library rebind in grenn cloth, solid and useable. 33167 
Price: 84.55 USD
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AMERICANA ILLUSTRATED, VOL. 30, NO. 4 FOURTH QUARTER OCTOBER 1936, May not be noted.
6 AMERICANA ILLUSTRATED, VOL. 30, NO. 4 FOURTH QUARTER OCTOBER 1936 May not be noted.
The American Historical Society, Inc 1937 Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Tint; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Uncut. Unread. 15535 
Price: 20.63 USD
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AMERICANA ILLUSTRATED, VOL. 31, NO. 2, SECOND QUARTER APRIL , 1937, May not be noted.
7 AMERICANA ILLUSTRATED, VOL. 31, NO. 2, SECOND QUARTER APRIL , 1937 May not be noted.
The American Historical Society, Inc 1937 Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Tint; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Uncut. Unread. 15514 
Price: 20.63 USD
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8 ANTI-MASONIC TRACT 1894 ST LOUIS MO WS689  Morgan, Captain William
Concordia Publishing House Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket  
CAPTAIN WILLIAM MORGAN, EIN GEICHICHTLICHER, BELEUCHTUNG DES LOGENWEFENS, von N Hrafft, Concordia Publishing House, St Louis MO. Aprox 200 pp paperbound Anti masonic tract written in German. Wear to covers but still in nice condition for a piece like this. SCARCE  3022 
Price: 32.04 USD
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ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES: COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS IN THE COUNTRY BORDERING CONNECTICUT RIVER AND PARTS ADJACENT, Hoyt, Epaphras. 1765-1850.
9 ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES: COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS IN THE COUNTRY BORDERING CONNECTICUT RIVER AND PARTS ADJACENT Hoyt, Epaphras. 1765-1850.
Greenfield, Ma: Ansel Phelps 1824 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
American Indians; INDIAN Wars; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, xii, 13-312 pages; ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES: COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS IN THE COUNTRY BORDERING CONNECTICUT RIVER AND PARTS ADJACENT. Additional engraved title, folding engraved plate. 8vo (210 x 125 mm). Period calf, covers with wide blindstamped and gilt borders, spine gilt. Moderately foxed throughout, wormhole in first gathering gutter, engraved title repaired with loss to margin at gutter, extremities rubbed. Howes H746; Sabin 33402. Provenance; Swann, Dec 3, 1999, lot 637, $403; signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham's. Can be expected at auction about every 3 years. 31255 
Price: 799.00 USD
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10 AUTOCRAT AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE 1ST Q048 Holmesp, Oliver Wendell
May not be noted. 1111 Near Fine with no dust jacket 
AMERICANA; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photogravure; The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2 vols. Ct, Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, 1894.474 pp with index. 15 photogravure plates, 43 black and white textural illustrations. This is the1st trade ed. And is Illustrated by Howard Pyle. BAL 9215, hardbound with no DJ near fine, americana 1061 
Price: 56.07 USD
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11 BETSY ROSS: A ROMANCE OF THE FLAG Hotchkiss, Chauncy C.
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Hotchkiss, Chauncy C. Betsy Ross: A Romance of the Flag Appleton New York 1901. First Edition Hardcover Good/No Jacket Octavo, 367pp. , spotted spine and back board, soudn copy - from the Bayard collection 8285 
Price: 20.53 USD
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BISHOP WHITE ON EPISCOPACY AND THE SUCCESSION, William White
12 BISHOP WHITE ON EPISCOPACY AND THE SUCCESSION William White
[Publisher: J. Hamilton] 1859 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
8.5"; 4, 20, 4 pages; The Case of the Episcopal Churches in the United States Considered cover title-The Case of the Episcopal Churches in the United States ConsideredReprint of 1782 edition. Plain front wrapper, no back wrapper, text complete. From the estate of Norman Kane. Probably from Library of Hannibal Hamlin". A prominent anti-slavery advocate, prominent theologian, founder of American Tract Society, Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's first Vice President. Contents clean and quite bright. 34829 
Price: 46.95 USD
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CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY FOR THE DIRST SESSION OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE USE OF CONGRESS 1869 First Edition., May not be noted.
13 CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY FOR THE DIRST SESSION OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE USE OF CONGRESS 1869 First Edition. May not be noted.
May not be noted. Good with no dust jacket 
POLITICS; Legislation; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTORY FOR THE DIRST SESSION OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE USE OF CONGRESS, first edition so stated Washington GPO 1869. In wraps bound with original thread, missing front cover, silverfish damage to lower corners of title page, otherwise very sound. 8376 
Price: 74.78 USD
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FRENCH AND INDIAN CRUELTY: EXEMPLIFIED IN THE LIFE AND VARIOUS VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE OF PETER WILLIAMSON.... [WITH MAP], Williamson, Peter.
14 FRENCH AND INDIAN CRUELTY: EXEMPLIFIED IN THE LIFE AND VARIOUS VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE OF PETER WILLIAMSON.... [WITH MAP] Williamson, Peter.
Edinburgh Printed for the Author, and Sold By Him 1762 Fifth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French Indian Wars; American Indians; Map; 18th Century; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; vi, 147 pages; French & Indian Cruelty; Exemplified in Life And various vicissitudes of Fortune of Peter Williamson; Who was carried off from Aberdeen in his infancy, and Sold as a Slave in Pennsylvania. Containing The History of the Author's Adventures in N. America; his Captivity among the Indians, and manner of his escape; the customs, dress, &c. Of the Savages; military operations in that quarter; with a description of the British Settlements, &c. &c. [etc. , 5 lines. ] The Fifth Edition with large Improvements. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Engraved folding map: A New and Correct Map of North-America ... Wherein are delineated the Travels of the Author, 280 x 375 mm. 12mo (165 x 96 mm). Old calf. 1 1/2 inch closed tear to final leaf, small adhesive label to front pastedown, some rubbing to binding extremities. FIRST EDITION WITH A MAP. Williamson survived kidnapping, shipwreck, and Indian captivity. He traveled through England advertising his book, costumed as a Delaware Indian as seen in the frontispiece. Ield 1676; Howes W500; Sabin 104471; Vail 550. Provenance; Bernard Shapero, 2000; signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham's where this volume last appeared. An exceedingly rare book with full VG map that comes to auction about every 50 years. 31254 
Price: 3755.30 USD
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FRY'S TRAVELER'S GUIDE AND DESCRIPTIVE JOURNAL OF THE GREAT NORTH-WESTERN TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; COMPRISING THE TERRITORIES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND THE STATE OF OREGON, WITH SKETCHES OF COLORADO, UTAH, NEBRASKA, AND BRIT.., Fry, Frederich
15 FRY'S TRAVELER'S GUIDE AND DESCRIPTIVE JOURNAL OF THE GREAT NORTH-WESTERN TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; COMPRISING THE TERRITORIES OF IDAHO, WASHINGTON, MONTANA, AND THE STATE OF OREGON, WITH SKETCHES OF COLORADO, UTAH, NEBRASKA, AND BRIT.. Fry, Frederich
Cincinnati For the Author, 1865 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; EXPLORATION; Guide Book; Oregon; British America; Colorado; Small 8vo 7" - 8" ; 264, [24] pages; Fry's Traveler's Guide and Descriptive Journal of the Great North-Western Territories of the United States of America; Comprising the Territories of Idaho, Washington, Montana, and the State of Oregon, with Sketches of Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, and British America. The Grain, Pastural, and Gold Regions Defined, with Some New Views of Their Future Greatness. Original brown cloth, spine gilt. Repaired tear to gutter margin of preliminary leaves, infrequent light foxing, spine somewhat faded, upper cover with cloth mildly cockled. FIRST EDITION. "Fry began his expedition to the Pacific Northwest from Council Bluffs ... Following the North Platte to Fort Kearny, Fort Laramie, and South Pass. The regular emigrant road to Oregon led him to Fort Conner near Soda Springs and to the Snake River near the site of Fort Hall. He had descended the Columbia River to Fort Vancouver" (Wagner-Camp). He eventually made his way through British Columbia and on to northern Idaho and western Montana in 1862 to 1864 where he provides the earliest accounts of the mines there. Flake 3484; Graff 1457; Howes F398; Sabin 26095; Wagner-Camp 416. Provenance: ownership inscription of A. J. Hodges on f. F. E. P. Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 2001, $1,200. Laid in signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham's where this volume last appeared. A very nice copy. 31251 
Price: 1405.30 USD
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IMPORTANT AMERICANA: PRINTS, CERAMICS, CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN AND SILVER: JANUARY 16 AND 20, 1998 AUCTION, Sotheby's
16 IMPORTANT AMERICANA: PRINTS, CERAMICS, CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN AND SILVER: JANUARY 16 AND 20, 1998 AUCTION Sotheby's
May not be noted. As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Sotheby's Important Americana: Prints, Ceramics, Chinese Export Porcelain And Silver: January 16 and 20, 1998 auction Sotheby's New York 1998. As new Softcover. January 16 and 20, 1998 auction catalogue. Sale Code 7082 7461 
Price: 14.05 USD
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LETTER OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO RAFAEL SANCHEZ, Columbus, Christopher
17 LETTER OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO RAFAEL SANCHEZ Columbus, Christopher
Chicago Lowdermilk 1893 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 34 pages; This production by Lowdermilk printed in 1893 is a facsimile of the first publication about America. It was writtne on Columbu's return voyage. Latin/English. 32589 
Price: 23.45 USD
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18 MEMORIES OF A HUNDRED YEARS Hale, Edward Everet
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Memories of a Hundred Years. Hale, Edward Everet, the scarcer Volume 1 of 2 volumes, New York, Macmillan Company, 1902. 1st Edition, Hardback HISTROY AMERICANA 100 YEARS OF NOTES AND LETTERS woven in to a readable format 6497 
Price: 14.05 USD
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19 MORE THAN CONQUERORS Ariadne Gilbert
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; MORE THAN CONQUERORS , NY (1914) By Ariadne Gilbert. Chapters on Abraham Lincoln, Stevenson, Irving, etc. First Edition. Very Good+ hardbound with no dustjacket, solid and tight 6419 
Price: 22.56 USD
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PATRIOTISM OF THE AMERICAN JEW, Samuel Walker McCall
20 PATRIOTISM OF THE AMERICAN JEW Samuel Walker McCall
May not be noted. Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
JUDAICA; Jew; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; McCall, Samuel Walker Patriotism of the American Jew New York: Plymouth Press, 1924.FINE. In No Jacket DJ. 288 pgs. 1st Edition. Binding is Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. This work came from the well known library of the Bayard family in Delaware. They have played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's. 7331 
Price: 14.05 USD
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