Category: Americana


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Memorial Volume of the Centenary of St. Mary's Seminary of St. Sulpice, Baltimore, MD

By: N/A

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Baltimore, John Murphy & Co.: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109

164pp. Original blue cloth, titles and decorations stamped in gilt, beveled edges, blue endpapers. Illustrated. Ex-library. Front hinge cracked. Faint numbers in white and a shelf label on the spine. Corners bumped and rubbed through. McDonnel Library Association ink stamp on a blank prelim. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Familiar Dialogues; or, A Companion for Young Ladies and Gentlemen; in which Their Duty to God and Their Parents, Their Behaviour to Superiors and Inferiors, and Several Other Useful and Instructive Lessons are Recommended

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Sunday School Union: 1829

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 220

180pp. Bound in contemporary (marbled) paper covered cloth with paper spine label (mostly chipped away). Frontispiece woodcut by "Gilbert." Preface by Philip Doddridge (dated 1741). Corners bumped, extremities rubbed through. Notations on the front pastedown and front free endpaper. Front hinge cracked. Some of the marbled paper peeled away from the covers. Foxed. Light dampstain to the text. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

History of the Presbytery of Kanawha, 1895-1956

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Charleston, Jarrett Printing Co.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 423

804pp. Original blue cloth, lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Endpapers toned. Corners bumped. Spine lettering dulled. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Hawthorne Centenary Celebration at the Wayside Concord, Massachusetts July 4-7, 1904

By: N/A

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed By Owner

Seller ID: 759

208pp. 1st Edition. Original green cloth, titles stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Hawthorne. Bookplate of Charles West Varney, Jr. on the front pastedown. The name "Higginson" inscribed on the same. A previous bookseller has included a note on the front free endpaper indicating that this copy may have belonged to T.W. Higginson. Higginson was a Unitarian minister who was an ardent abolitionist and women's rights advocate. He was also a cor... View more info

A Stop on the Underground Railroad: Rev. J.W. Loguen and Syracuse

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Syracuse, Hoffmann Press: 2003

Edition: 2nd Priniting.

Seller ID: 1130

66pp. 2nd Printing. Original pictorial wraps. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Orations of American Orators: Including Biographical and Critical Sketches

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, The Colonial Press: 1900

Seller ID: 1241

Two volumes, complete. Bound in original half leather over marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Includes speeches from Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Rufus Choate, W.H. Seward, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley and many others. Corners bumped and rubbed through. The leather to volume one is un... View more info

Sketch of the Life, Personal Appearance, Character and Manners of Charles S. Stratton, the Man in Miniature, Known as General Tom Thumb.

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Van-Norden & Amerman: 1851

Edition: Early Reprint.

Seller ID: 1281

24pp. Early reprint. Original printed wraps with ads on the verso for P.T. Barnum's American Museum. Rare in any edition. Most likely sold at Barnum's Museum as promotional advertising. The back cover shows the European heads of state being entertained by Tom Thumb in various costumes. The longer title depicts Stratton as "Nineteen Years Old, Twenty-Eight Inches High, and Weighing Only Fifteen Pounds." Corners heavily creased. The text has faint intermittent foxi... View more info

George Washington's Newburgh Address: A Massachusetts Historical Society Picture Book

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society: 1966

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1289

Unpaginated (21pp.). 1st Edition. Original printed wraps. Illustrated with facsimile photographic plates of Washington's manuscript speech. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall View more info

Life of George Washington Embracing Anecdotes Illustrative of his Character

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lindsay & Blakiston: 1845

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1290

222pp. + 6pp. ads. 1st Edition. Original brown cloth, elaborately stamped in blind and gilt, advertisement endpapers. Illustrated. Part of The Young American's Library series. Foxed. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Head of spine frayed. Ownership inscription on a blank prelim. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Campbell's Foreign Semi-Monthly Magazine or Select Miscellany of European Literature and Art, Volume IV from September to December 1843

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, James M. Campbell: 1843

Seller ID: 1474

576pp. Stamped in gilt, four raised bands. Illustrated with some striking steel plates. Some great articles here including, "Native Indian Society" by Mrs. Postans, "Military Anecdotes--Sketches of Character" by Lieut.-Col. Wilkie, "Sacrifice of a Hindoo Widow", "Progress of Mechanical Inventions", "Recreations in Natural History", an excerpt from "A Period in the History of Our Planet" by Louis Agassiz, and more. Some foxi... View more info

Report of the Joint Committee Relative to Frauds Upon Volunteers As Made to the Legislature of Pennsylvania April 20, 1864

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, Singerly & Myers: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1665

47pp. Inscription of Charles M. Pott on the front cover. Pott was a member of the 179th PA Drafted Militia, Co. K (Buck's County). Appears to be lacking the back cover. Dog-eared. Foxed. An investingation into lies the recruiters told the Union recruits involving their pay. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Constitution and By-Laws of the U.S. Maimed Soldiers League of the Union Army and Navy

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Town Print: 1883

Edition: Probable 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1666

12pp. Dampstained. Creased. Closed tear to the front cover. Scarce. The organization which represented and supported the wounded war vets of the Civil War. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

Union Almanac for 1865

By: N/A

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, King & Baird, Printers: 1865

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1667

34pp. Illustrated with woodcuts in the text. Great cut showing slaves dancing in Virginia. A typical almanac with the exception of the added pro-Union Civil War vignettes including material such as the boyhood of U.S. Grant and various short stories of Union victories, etc. Edges chipped but with no loss to the printed material. Browned. Rare. OCLC locates one copy in university holdings. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Proceedings of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York On The Life and Services of General Philip H. Sheridan Held At the Capitol April 9, 1889

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albany, James B. Lyon: 1890

Seller ID: 1673

64pp. Decorated with a gilt vignette of Sheridan riding in battle. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Sheridan. Front hinge cracked. Text block loose in the binding. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Ballou Advertiser, Vol. II, No. 1, April 21, 1874

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nashua, NH, Ballou Association: 1874

Seller ID: 1717

4pp. Advertises the play, "Capitola!" and the farce "Never Reckon Your Chickens". Loaded with local advertisements. Two small closed tears. Creased. Includes an unusual ad for early sunglasses. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Haverly's Theatre Program Week Commencing Monday October 23rd, 1882

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Haverly's: 1882

Seller ID: 1718

6pp. The shows mentioned in the program include "Sam'l of Posen", "Cheek" by Roland Reed, but the feature is "Lights O'London" starring George Mordaunt. Fantastic local advertisements including a couple of illustrated ads including Coon & Co.'s Collars and Cuffs with a great woodcut of a raccoon, an amateur photography dealer, Blondine golden hair color, and Mason's Original Challenge Blacking depicting an African American boot black. Some creasin... View more info

Rewell Ratchet Mop Double Sided Advertisement

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 1890

Seller ID: 1719

2pp. Fantastic printed ad showing a woman holding the self wringing mop. "Something entirely new. Mopping made easy. The problem solved by Rewell the self wringer." Printed on thin mustard yellow paper. Measures 13 inches by 9 inches. "As the clothing is not drenched or disfigured as in ordinary mopping, no special preparation is required. A silk dress may be worn with impunity." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

International Exhibition 1876 Official Catalogue. Part II Art Gallery, Annexes, and Outdoor Works of Art, Department IV--Art

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John R. Nagle & Co. For the Centennial Catalogue Company: 1876

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 1752

170pp. Illustrated ads. Lacking the front cover. The back cover is detached but present and is also chipped at the edges. Some creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Faces of America: A Selection of Words and Pictures, New and Old, From the Pages of America's Favorite Family Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Curtis Publishing Co.: 1982

Seller ID: 2308

320pp. Illustrated. Wraps creased and unevenly browned. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Fonthill: The Home of Henry Chapman Mercer

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Feasterville, Manor House Publishing: 1998

Seller ID: 2338

102pp. Illustrated. Ownership inscription on the half title. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info