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THACKERAY'S LETTERS TO AN AMERICAN FAMILY

By: Thackeray, W. M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Century: 1904

Order Number: 4304


Spine browned and with chips to spine ends and label. Extremely light foxing to first and last pages. Internally otherwise NF with binding tight ; Top edge gilt; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 194 pages View more info

ROOSEVELT AS THE POETS SAW HIM

By: Towne, Charles Hanson

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1923

Order Number: 10871


Nicely INSCRIBED by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson on front free endpaper with fountain pen: "Inscribed for Albert Shelby Le Vino, whose father was with my brother on some of his campaign tours with every good wish from Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, April 1923 (The introduction is written by her) . Including note laid in: "Mrs Robinson meant to inscribe this for Shelby & refer to me, but got it slightly mixed up, just as she did in her own book 'My Brother, T. R.' "... View more info

A MIRROR FOR AMERICANS, The frontier moves west (VOL. 3) Life and Manners in the United States 1790-1870 As Recorded by American Travelers

By: Tryon, Warren S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1952

Order Number: 4300


Boards: Top right corner lightly bumped ; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 230 pages View more info

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AMERICAN SCRIPTURES

By: Van Doren, Carl & Carmer, Carl

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Gaer: 1946

Order Number: 11935


DJ tattered and taped together; INSCRIBED by both authors ('Carl' and 'Carl') on front free endpaper; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 302 pages View more info

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AMERICA

By: Van Loon, Hendrik

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 13211


Wear to extremities. Ex-lib with markings to title page and card pocket to rear endpaper; Van Loon's history of the US, slightly tongue-in-cheek ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 470 pages View more info

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THE LIVING PAST OF AMERICA A Pictorial Treasure of Our Historic Houses and Villages That Have Been Preserved and Restored

By: Vanderbilt, Cornelius (Jr. )

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1955

Order Number: 4178


Spine covering partly detached. Significant wear to extremities. Both hinges well started. Bookplate to front free endpaper, just above signature. ; SIGNED by Cornelius Vanderbilt JR on front endpaper. (Cornelius Vanderbilt IV 1898-1974) Profusely illustrated look at many of America's landmark houses ; 4to; 234 pages View more info

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EYEWITNESS TO THE 20TH CENTURY

By: Various

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, National Geographic Society: 2001-2002

Order Number: 14700


With supplement laid in adding the years 2000-2002; B&W & Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 400 pages View more info

Image for INVENTING A NATION Washington, Adams, Jefferson

INVENTING A NATION Washington, Adams, Jefferson

By: Vidal, Gore

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 14989


Slight wear to DJ. A few pages very lightly creased; Author Vidal, an astute observer of history and life, examines the founding of America through three of its prime movers ; 8vo; 198 pages View more info

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IMPERIAL AMERICA Reflections on the United States of Amnesia

By: Vidal, Gore

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Nation Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15006


Thoughts on early 21st century America by one of the country's most astute observers; 8vo; 181 pages View more info

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WHOSE CONSTITUTION An Inquiry Into the General Welfare

By: Wallace, Henry A.

Price: $800.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1936

Order Number: 7041


DJ darkened and lightly chipped along edges. Pages browned and with extremely light occasional dampstaining ; SIGNED by Henry A. Wallace on front free endpaper with black ink. Extremely rare! ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 336 pages View more info

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THE SQUARE PEGS

By: Wallace, Irving

Price: $23.77

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 14303


Wear & chipping to DJ; Stories of some, shall we say, unusual Americans who dared to be different. stated first edition; 8vo; 315,xiii pages View more info

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AN APPEAL FROM THE JUDGMENTS OF GREAT BRITAIN RESPECTING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [VOLUME ONE ONLY] Containing a Historical Outline of Their Merits and Wrongs As Colonies

By: Walsh Jr. , Robert

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Mitchell, Ames, and White: 1819

Order Number: 14685


Rear board missing. Front board and front free endpaper detached but present. Part of spine cover missing. Pages browned. Previous owner's info to detached ffep. Binding not tight. Occasional dampstaining ; Weighing the pros and cons of the USA in the aftermath of the 1812 war; 8vo; 512 pages View more info

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FASHIONS IN LITERATURE And Other Literary and Social Essays & Addresses

By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1902

Order Number: 13524


Slight wear to extremities. Browning to endpapers; Essays on various subjects including Nathan Hale, newspapers, the pursuit of happiness, and the indeterminate sentence. How's that for diverse? ; 8vo; 330 pages View more info

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THE MUCKRAKERS

By: Weinberg, Arthur & Lila

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 12890


Wear & chipping to price clipped DJ, with small open tears and light foxing ; In the early part of the 20th century, a vibrant, engaged media diligently investigated all manner of wrongdoing and corruption in all walks of American life--even the ruling elite! The flavor of that long-gone era is captured here with examples of muckraking reporting and a discussion of the specific issues at hand and the long term outlook thereof ; 8vo; 449 pages View more info

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MASKS IN A PAGEANT

By: White, William Allen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1928

Order Number: 9442


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Bookplate. Former owner's name on front free endpaper; 8vo; 507 pages View more info

Image for THE WOVEN FIGURE Conservatism and America's Fabric

THE WOVEN FIGURE Conservatism and America's Fabric

By: Will, George F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15406


Price clipped DJ; INSCRIBED by author to title page; 8vo; 384 pages View more info

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BURNABY'S TRAVELS THROUGH NORTH AMERICA

By: Wilson, Rufus Rockwell (Ed. )

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, A. Wessels Company: 1904

Order Number: 17304


Spine sunned and with spine ends chipping. Former owner's name on front free endpaper; Reprinted From the third Edition of 1798; Source Books of American History; Ex-Library; 8vo; 265 pages View more info

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SOCIETY AND THOUGHT IN MODERN/EARLY AMERICA [TWO VOLUME SET] A Social and Intellectual History of the American People Through/from 1865

By: Wish, Harvey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1950/52

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15500


Some wear to dust jackets; How did Americans become Americans? Is the subject of these two volumes, examining American society in two parts, up to 1865, and the post Civil War period ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 612,618 pages View more info

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MUSEUM VILLAGES A Profusely Illustrated Guide to More Than 120 Important Museum Complexes in 42 States

By: Zook, Nicholas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Barre, Barre Publishers: 1971

Order Number: 16688


The DJ is slightly shorter than the book, possibly a production error ; 8vo; 136 pages View more info

Image for THE UNITED STATES CONSUL'S MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS AND ALSO FOR MERCHANTS, SHIPOWNERS, AND MASTERS OF AMERICAN VESSELS IN ALL THEIR CONSULAR TRANSACTIONS

THE UNITED STATES CONSUL'S MANUAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR CONSULAR OFFICERS AND ALSO FOR MERCHANTS, SHIPOWNERS, AND MASTERS OF AMERICAN VESSELS IN ALL THEIR CONSULAR TRANSACTIONS

By: [Hudson Taylor]

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Washington, Hudson Taylor: 1863

Edition: Second Edition

Order Number: 3367


Lightly chipped at top and bottom spine. Some wear to extremities. Bookplate. Endpapers a bit browned ; 8vo; xii, 507 pages View more info

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DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION 1891-1930

By: [National Society]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Concord, Rumford Press: 1930

Order Number: 4362


Scarce. Including "Supplement to History of the Organization and Work of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution"; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 199 pages View more info

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THE NEW DEALERS

By: [Unofficial Observer]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17540


DJ a bit faded and with small chips. Red top edge dampstained and a bit faded ; 8vo; 414 pages View more info

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THE NEW DEALERS

By: [Unofficial Observer]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17717


Light edgewear to boards and minor chipping to spine ends. Pages a bit browned ; 8vo; 414 pages View more info