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Image for American Treasures in the Library of Congress Memory, Reason, Imagination

American Treasures in the Library of Congress Memory, Reason, Imagination

By: N/A

Price: $26.00

Publisher: NY, Harry N. Abrams: 1997

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 18200


Quarter bound in publisher's red cloth over red boards with white lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. . Rear cover has some faint wrinkles in the fabric of the binding (probably binder's error), spine is slightly cocked, else pristine, unmarked, tight and clean. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed at the head of the spine and has some faint impressions on the bottom edge of the rear cover. NEAR FINE/ NEAR FINE. . Color Photographs. Sma... View more info

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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-1989

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: United States Government Printing Office: 1989

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 25586


Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. First page slightly crumpled, former owner's stamp on ffep, else fine. NEAR FINE. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. xi, 2104 pp View more info

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Twenty Years at Hull House With Autobiographical Notes

By: Addams, Jane

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 16690


Publisher's full red leather accented in 22kt gold, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, printed on archival paper, a.e.g., red moire silk endpapers, satin ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, concealed joints. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature Series. B&W Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xvi,... View more info

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Chicago: City on the Make

By: Algren, Nelson

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Garden City, Long Island, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1951

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26931


Signed by Nelson Algren on the ffep. Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth over gray boards, silver lettering on spine.. Light age-toning to edges of covers only, very slight rubbing to head and heel of spine, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 92 pp. Signed by Author View more info

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American Heritage: The Magazine of History (December 1957 - Volume IX, Number 1)

By: American Heritage Magazine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, American Heritage Publishing Co.: 1957

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 25496


Publisher's glossy, illustrated boards. Illustrated with B&W and color photographs, drawings, and reproductions. . Covers of volume show only mild wear, else fine. NEAR FINE. . American Heritage Magazine Series. Color and B&W Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 127, (1) pp View more info

Image for Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld

Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld

By: Asbury, Herbert

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1940

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 25421


Quarter bound in publisher's gray cloth over cream and brown illustrated boards, top edge red, fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with 26 photographs and reproductions (some fold-out). From the 1850,s to the 1930's Chicago was known as the wickedest city in the United States, gambling, racketeering, bootlegging, murder. political corruption, with likes of Big Bill Thompson, Hinky Dink and Bathhouse John, H.H. Holmes, Mike McDonald, Carrie Watson, the infamous Everleigh siste... View more info

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The Great American Convertible

By: Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lincolnwood, IL, Publications International: 1991

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 17318


B&W and Color Photographs. Folio 13" - 23" tall. 255 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

Seller ID: 26261


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

Image for Wisconsin of To-Day  Its Principal Cities and Towns, Productive and Commercial Ability, Financial and Trade Resources

Wisconsin of To-Day Its Principal Cities and Towns, Productive and Commercial Ability, Financial and Trade Resources

By: Barcher, Charles A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Travelers Protective Association of America: 1895

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 21487


Publisher's royal blue cloth with elaborate, gilt embossed illustration of two men shaking hands while standing on a map of the United States, gilt lettering on cover. . Front hinge is cracked, rear hinge is starting but pages are firmly attached, head and heel of spine, tips and edges of covers are lightly rubbed, edges of covers are age-toned, some finger smudges on edges of pages. VERY GOOD-. . Oblong Folio. 138 pp View more info

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Digging Into Custer's Last Stand

By: Barnard, Sandy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Terra Haute, Indiana, AST Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27072


Publisher's glossy photographic stapled wraps. Illustrated with numerous B&W photographs. . Former owner's signature on fep, otherwise the volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unread, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE.. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 68 pp View more info

The Short History of the United States

By: Bassett, John Spencer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1916

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 26751


First edition, fifth printing (August 1916). Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped borders on covers. Illustrated with 14 full-page maps and 12 maps in the text. . Former owner's small address lebel on fep, signature and date (1917) on ffep, otherwise unmarked, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. . Maps. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xv, 885, (8-adverts) pp View more info

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The Historians' History of the United States (Two Volumes, Complete, in Slipcase)

By: Berky, Andrew S.; James P. Shenton (Editors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1966

Edition: 1

Seller ID: 26264


Two volumes in green slipcase. Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spines. . Boards of both volumes are lightly soiled, edges lightly foxed, else tight, square, and unmarked. Unclipped dust jackets show mild shelf-wear, spines sunned. Slipcase also lightly sunned. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xi, 1384 pp View more info

Image for Watch with Me, and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, nee Quinch

Watch with Me, and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, nee Quinch

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 1994

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 26255


Stated first edition. Quarter bound in publisher's wheat cloth ober tan boards, green lettering on spine and cover. In these seven interrelated stories we are again invited to Port William, Kentucky. Rich with humor and wisdom, this collection describes the depth of affection and tolerance for eccentricity that these neighbors bear toward one another, and highlights the comic and often poignant ways they cope with the intrusions of the 20th century into their idyllic, ... View more info

Image for The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership

The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 26580


Publisher's full burgundy cloth, gilt lettering on spine, cream endpapers. The six interconnected stories in this collection include: Thicker than Liquor; Where Did They Go?; It Wasn't Me; The Boundary; That Distant Land; and The Wild Birds. They trace Berry's Port William characters from the Depression of the 1930s up to the 1950s.. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition; unmarked, unopened, tight, square, and clean. NEW/NEW..... View more info

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Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964

By: Beschloss, Michael R. (editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 19061


AS NEW/FINE.. B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 591 pp View more info

Echoes of the Past About California; and In Camp and Cabin

By: Bidwell, Gen. John; Rev. John Steele

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 9745


Full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion and border on front cover, fore and bottom edges deckle, t.e.g. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece with tissue-guard and fold-out map. The author of the first selection, "Echoes of the Past about California," John Bidwell (1819-1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leadi... View more info

Image for Songs of the Gilded Age: Words and Music for favorite American songs of the Elegant Eighties, the Gay Nineties, and the first decade of the Twentieth Century

Songs of the Gilded Age: Words and Music for favorite American songs of the Elegant Eighties, the Gay Nineties, and the first decade of the Twentieth Century

By: Boni, Margaret Bradford (ed); Norman Lloyd (arrangement)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Golden Press: 1960

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 10203


Publisher's full illustrated cloth, illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated in color by Lucille Coros. . The volume is in virtually perfect condition; unmarked, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, has several closed tears, and one small tear, with loss, on the front panel. A large book - additional shipping charges may apply. FINE/GOOD+. . Color Drawings. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 156 pp View more info

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America's Magnificent Mountains

By: Breeden, Robert L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1980

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 14017


Publisher's full cloth, brown printing on spine, mountain design on cover. Illustrated with numerous color photographs.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Dust jacket has slight tear, shows some shelf-wear. AS NEW/VERY GOOD.. National Geographic Society Special Publications Series Series. Vol. 15. Color Photographs . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 207 pp View more info

Image for The American West

The American West

By: Brown, Dee

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Touchstone: 1995

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 24572


Publisher's glossy wraps. Illustrated with B&W photographs. . Volume shows some shelf-wear. VERY GOOD.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 461 pp View more info

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Tepee Tales of the American Indian

By: Brown, Dee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1979

Edition: First American Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 11539


Publisher's full brown cloth, brown lettering on spine and cover. Illustrated with monochrome drawings by Louis Mofsie.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket shows only the slightest shelf-wear at the head and heel. FINE/VERY GOOD+.. Monochrome Drawings. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. 174 pp View more info