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A Dictionary of American Antiques

By: Drepperd, Carl W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, 1952

Edition: First Printing


Publisher's navy cloth, gold lettering on spine, forward by author, some black and white sketches throughout. . Very slight wear to heel and corners, stamp of previous owners name on end papers, owners sticker and signature on rear paste down, otherwise unmarked. Dust Jacket bottom edge is rubbed and mildly chipped. VERY GOOD/GOOD. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 404 pp View more info

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A Diplomatic History of the American People

By: Bailey, Thomas A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1964

Edition: Seventh Edition


Full blue cloth, white lettering and gilt decoration on cover and spine. Illustrated with B&W drawings.. Spine sunned, former owner's label on fep some notes and underlining throughout. GOOD+. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xii, (ii), 973 pp View more info

A Frontier Doctor

By: Hoyt, Henry F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1979

Edition: First Edition. First Printing


Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece portrait and several B&W photographs. This autobiographical account of Dr. Henry Franklin Hoyt (1854-1930) chronicles his family's history, his upbringing on a small farm in Minnesota, his work as a surgeon in New Mexico, Chicago, California, Texas and the Philippines, along with many other miscellaneous adventures. Hoyt grew up during the Civil War a... View more info

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A History of Illinois from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 (Volume 2, only, of 2)

By: Ford, Gov. Thomas

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley, 1946

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and medallion on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. This is Volume Two, Volume One was the Lakeside Classics selection for 1945. Thomas Ford (1800-1850) was the eighth Governor of Illinois, and served in this capacity from 1842 to 1846. A Democrat, he is remembered largely for his involvement in the death of Joseph Smith, and the subsequent Illinois Mormon War. He is also the author of A History of Illinois ... View more info

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A History of Illinois from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 (Volume II)

By: Ford, Gov. Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Tha Lakeside Press, 1946

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing


Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and border on front cover, fore and bottom edge deckle, teg. B&W frontispiece. Compliments card laid-in. . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 44. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. (liv), 374; (xi), 371 pp View more info

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A Man in Full

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998

Edition: First Trade Edition. First Printing


Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition; unread, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall View more info

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A Patriot's Handbook Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love

By: Kennedy, Caroline (ed)

Price: $90.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion, 2003

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by the author on a bookplate from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, which is on the half-title page. Publisher's white covers with embossed red and black lettering and light blue borders, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with b&w photographs. . Former owner's gift inscription, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. Dust jacket has a small sticker obscuring the price, and some very light rubbing at the bottom edge of the front panel and the spine. NEAR... View more info

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A Reporter's Life

By: Cronkite, Walter;

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books, 1996

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1


VERY GOOD.. B & W photos.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 384 pp View more info

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A Soldier Reports

By: Westmoreland, Gen. William C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Long Island, NY, Doubleday & Company, 1976

Edition: Book Club Edition. 1


Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over blue boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle, maps on endpapers. Illustrated with numerous maps and B&W photographs. Includes Glossary and detailed Index.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The dust jacket, now in Mylar, has one closed tear at the head of the spine. FINE/VERY GOOD. . Book Club Edition. Maps and Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. x, 541 pp View more info

A Texas Ranger

By: Jennings, Napoleon Augustus

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1992

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing


Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, Lakeside Press medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g. 16mo. 355 pp. Illustrated with numerous color and B&W photographs, plates, maps and reproductions. Napoleon Augustus Jennings (1856–1919) was born in Philadelphia, the son of a wealthy merchant, on January 11, 1856. He is best remembered for his autobiographical account of the career of Leander H. McNelly's Texas Ranger company in the Nueces Strip, "A Texas Ra... View more info

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A Texas Ranger

By: Jennings, Napoleon Augustus

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press, 1992

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing


Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, Lakeside Press medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with numerous color and B&W photographs, plates, maps and reproductions. Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings came to Rexas in 1874 and joined a special force of Texas ranger charged with border patrol under the command of L.H. McNelly. At this time the South Texas region was home to hundreds of outlaws and riffraff, and some three thousand Mexic... View more info

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A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

By: Schlesinger, Arthur M. , Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965

Edition: Book Club Edition. 1


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on red panels on spine and cover. This is the 1966 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award winning title by the late historian, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Special Assistant to the President and the multi-award winning author of "The Imperial Presidency" and "Robert Kennedy and His Times.". The volume is in virtually perfect condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. The dust jacket, now in Mylar, is chi... View more info

A Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America

By: Franchere, Gabriel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press, 1954

Edition: First Edition. First Printing


Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with tissue-protected illustrations. Compliments card laid-in.. This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 52. B&W Illustrations. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. liii, 321 pp View more info

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A Winterthur Guide to American Chippendale Furniture: Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies

By: Hummel, Charles F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Winterthur/Crown, 1976

Edition: First Printing


Publisher's glossy wraps. Illustrated with B&W and color photographs. . Volume shows some minor shelf-wear, else near fine. VERY GOOD.. Color and B&W Photographs. Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall. 142, (2) pp View more info

Above Chicago: A New Collection of Historical and Original Aerial Photographs of Chicago

By: Cameron, Robert (text by Tim Samuelson and Cheryl Kent)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cameron & Company, 1992

Edition: Later Printing


Publisher's full cloth. Illustrated with numerous aerial photographs. . The gold endpapers are a bit faded, front board is a bit worn. VERY GOOD.. Photographs. Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall. 159 pp View more info