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Image for DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier

DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier

By: A Lady of "Louise Home" Washington ; [Lucy Burwell Page Saunders]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Charles Harvey & Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40005


83 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep; tiny bookseller's label on fep - "J. & W.J. Entwisle Booksellers / 102 King Street / Alexandria" Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with a blindstamped decorative border to both boards, gilt lettering at spine (rubbed). OCLC: 10945268 A very scarce juvenile book by a lady of the Old South; the story recollects life in Williamsburg in the very early 19th century during the Madison presidency. Dora, th... View more info

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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac. A True Story, Written By Himself

By: Abbott, L. A

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, L. A. Abbott: 1870

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41628


x, 11-205 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine (rubbed away), cloth chipped at spine ends. Frontispiece titled "My First and Worst Wife," three additional plates titled: "Attempt to Elope with Sarah Scheimer," "Kidnapping my Own Son," and "Striking Off a Deadman's Shackles." Evidently a fictionalized autobiography of an adventurous polygamist. View more info

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MICHIGAN THROUGH THREE CENTURIES - A Guide to an Exhibition of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in the William L. Clements Library

By: Adams, Randolph G.

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38756


20 pages; A nicely produced catalogue of the 50 items on display in the exhibition commemorating the centennial of the University of Michigan. Clean and tight in original light blue printed wrappers. View more info

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Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1885-86

By: Addeman, Joshua M

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Providence, E. L. Freeman: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38352


xvi, 298 pages; Lacks ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour folding map of Rhode Island in good condition with 2" closed split at one fold. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1893-94

By: Addeman, Joshua M

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Providence, E. L. Freeman: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38353


xvi, 322 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour folding map of Rhode Island in good condition with 2" closed tear at left edge. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Image for The Case for Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon - Now [Broadsheet with old video cassette in plastic case]

The Case for Impeachment of Richard M. Nixon - Now [Broadsheet with old video cassette in plastic case]

By: AFL-CIO

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Washington, D.C., American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations: 1973 (& 1974)

Seller ID: 41585


1 pages; Broadsheet -- 45 x 28 cm, folded twice to make a small quarto gathering: (folded size: 23 x 14 cm.) The "Title page" in this folded format has the printed notation, underlined, at the top: "First in a Series." The last page of the folded format has the running title: "A Full and Fair Hearing." The nine-paragraph text begins: "The AFL-CIO believes that President Nixon should be impeached. Last week we published the 19-point bill ... View more info

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Atightughyuggaaghusit / The First Reader

By: Aghnaghaghpik [Adelinda Womkon Badten]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Fairbanks, University of Alaska: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39391


First printing limited to 500 copies. Contents clean and secure in original yellow pictorial wrappers, light toning to wrappers. An instructional book for Yupik languages. OCLC Number16007521. View more info

Image for Manhattan Water Front Study: A Central Heating Plant Unloading its Coal [ Halftone Photographic Print ]

Manhattan Water Front Study: A Central Heating Plant Unloading its Coal [ Halftone Photographic Print ]

By: Aiklee (photographer)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Fortune: 1932

Seller ID: 39623


This 1932 halftone print of theManhattan Water Front measures approximately 11 x 14 inches; image size 8 1/3 x 11 inches. The photograph is credited to Aiklee at the lower left corner with a caption at the bottom of the page which reads: "Manhattan Water Front Study: A Central Heating Plant Unloading its Coal," extracted from Fortune, January 1932. Printing on verso. View more info

STRATFORD HALL AND THE LEES CONNECTED WITH ITS HISTORY Biographical, Genealogical and Historical

By: Alexander, Frederick Warren

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Oak Grove, Frederick Warren Alexander: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41100


332 pages; Clean and tight in original light blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and color onlay at front board. Bright, tight and excellent condition. Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia, was the home of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and it was the birthplace of Robert Edward Lee (1807–70), who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the ... View more info

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON ALLSTON With Reproductions from Allston's Pictures

By: Allston, Washington; Jared B. Flagg (editor)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40909


435 pages; An attractive example in the handsome buckram binding. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original tan buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt silohuette on front cover; cloth worn at head of spine. Washington Allston (1779 – 1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston was a pioneer of the American Romantic movement in landscape painting. He was well known for his dramatic ... View more info

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DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia Volume I

By: American Social Registry, Inc.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, American Social Registry, Inc.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38682


215 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with decorative stamping in blind at spine and front cover. From the Preface: "For the first time members of society residing in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are adequately listed, whether they make their homes in small or large communities. Also they have received this adequate listing in a volume edited from a comprehensive, national viewpoint, by persons intimately conversant with loc... View more info

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Immunity of Neutral Sea-Borne Commerce

By: Anderson, Chandler P

Price: $10.94

Publisher: American Journal of International Law: 1930

Seller ID: 38729


7 pages; Reprinted from the American Journal of International Law, Volume 24, Number 1, January 1930. Chandler Parsons Anderson (1866-1936), Scroll & Key 1887, represented the United States in numerous international legal issues, including the Bering Sea Claims Commission, Alaska Boundary Tribunal, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, and was legal advisor to U.S. embassies and legations and the State Department. OCLC 4890192461 View more info

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The Final Outcome of the Fisheries Arbitration

By: Anderson, Chandler P

Price: $10.94

Publisher: American Journal of International Law: 1918

Seller ID: 38730


16 pages; Contents clean and tight, rear wrapper torn. Reprinted from the American Journal of International Law, January 1913. Chandler Parsons Anderson (1866-1936), Scroll & Key 1887, represented the United States in numerous international legal issues, including the Bering Sea Claims Commission, Alaska Boundary Tribunal, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, and was legal advisor to U.S. embassies and legations and the State Department. OCLC 4890176293 View more info

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Freedom of the Seas

By: Anderson, Chandler P

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: 1917

Seller ID: 38731


10 pages; Contents clean and tight in printed wrappers. Reprinted from the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 1917. Chandler Parsons Anderson (1866-1936), Scroll & Key 1887, represented the United States in numerous international legal issues, including the Bering Sea Claims Commission, Alaska Boundary Tribunal, North Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, and was legal advisor to U.S. embassies and legations and the State Department. OC... View more info

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Aaron Benedict: A Memorial

By: Anderson, Joseph

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Waterbury, Connecticut, Press of the American Print. Co.: 1873

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40704


58 pages; Publisher's brown cloth, with covers divided by rules in black and with the title: "BENEDICT" in black against an industrial-shaped gilt lozenge device, chocolate brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor toning and spotting to the edges of the covers, a small chip of brown cloth is missing at the foot of the spine, and there is moderate foxing to the title page and engraved frontispiece. The latter is a portrait (with facsimile signature) depicting the ... View more info

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AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC 1880

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Lowell, MA, Dr. J. C. Ayer & Company: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36970


40 pages; In original pictorial wrappers. Bottom interior corner of "October" clipped, otherwise Very Good. Starts off with an astrological chart and cures (Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, etc) for various ailments, then presents the month by with astronomical information and various interesting and humorous anecdotes and notes on historic anniversaries. OCLC: 823514973; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own phys... View more info

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FATHER KEMP'S OLD FOLKS CONCERT TUNES

By: Anonymous

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 36994


A collection of the most favorite tunes of Billings, Swan, Holden, and others; to which is added a variety of anthems and choruses, and divers patriotic and other songs of the greatest and best composers. Kemp was a major figure in 19th century American popular music. He first organized singing gatherings based on the revival of neglected old-time songs, these eventually grew into a national phenomenon, making Kemp and his Old Folks a household word. Blue pictorial wrap... View more info

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BRYN MAWR COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT 1935

By: Anonymous

Price: $6.94

Publisher: Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr College: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37003


20 pages; Twenty page program for the commencement exercises at Bryn Mawr College June 5, 1935. Lists all the individuals receiving degrees, as well as the program of music and speakers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE ONLY COMPLETE NATURAL COLOR GUIDE BOOK TO LOS ANGELES AND HOLLYWOOD W/ FOLD-OUT MAP

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Mitock and Sones: 1962

Seller ID: 37053


Clean and tight in original colour wrappers. OCLC: 506037711 Wonderful "Sixties" guide from the era of Don Draper. Includes freeway map ; where to go ; what to see ; where to stay ; where to dine ; entertainment ; and complete information on all southland points of interest.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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CALIFORNIA FOR THE SETTLER PRIMER

By: Anonymous

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Southern Pacific Railroad: 1904

Seller ID: 37061


Southern Pacific Primer Series, 3; 16 pages; Pamphlet published by Southern Pacific Railroad promoting the many wonderful qualities and resources of California to prospective settlers. Stapled printed wrappers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info