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Ferhoodled English; Curious and Amusing Pennsylvania Dutch Talk

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Gettysburg, Conestoga Crafts: 1964

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011897

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated (24pp.). Illustrated. Includes one page glossary. Very faint spotting to the front cover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Zion's Friend, And General or Six Principle Baptist Register, Vol. II, No. 5

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Providence, Zion's Friend: 1836

Seller ID: 012178

Condition: Good


8pp. August 4, 1836 issue. The Six Principle Baptists (based on the six items in Heb. 6:1-2) were founded in the 1650's in Rhode Island and claim lineage to Roger Williams' movement. They are the oldest Baptist association in the United States. This issue includes: "The Millennium, No. 2" by Widow Phebe Manchester as its feature article (an interesting example of the Millennial craze at the time), a few lengthy items on a certificate of manumission by one Moses Brown to his former slaves, a dialogue on whether Christianity sanctions slavery or not, an item on pacifism, a wonderful lett... View more info

Four Page Unsigned Letter Dated 1854 Describing the Conversion and Church Life of a Young Woman in New Haven, CT

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, 1854

Seller ID: 012396

Condition: Very Good


Four page autograph letter unsigned. Housed in the original stampless envelope with postmark in red ("New Haven 12 June 3 Paid"). Envelope addressed to Mrs. Elmira L. Bennett, Turmbull (sic. probably Trumbull), Long Hill, Conn., Care of Mrs. William Squire. Octavo sized sheet folded once to make a duodecimo sheet of four pages. Included with this letter is our typed reading of the letter. Several words are indecipherable but for the most part this warm, pious letter describing the eternal hope of the author in Jesus Christ is quite legible. She writes, in part, "I feel that all I a... View more info

Catalogue of the Harvard College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Alpha of Massachusetts: With the Constitution, An Annotated List of Orators and Poets and with an Essay on the Orations and Poems By David T.W. McCord

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Lunenburg, The Stinehour Press For the Chapter 1970: 1970

Seller ID: 012427

Condition: Very Good


393pp. Original red cloth, lettering stamped in gilt. No previous ownership inscriptions. Top edge of the text block heavily foxed. The jacket is a bit soiled, stained at the heel of the spine and has a chip to the top edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Stockbridge, The Norman Rockwell Museum: 1995

Seller ID: 012649

Condition: Fine


48pp. Lavishly illustrated. Typical informational piece on the museum. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Stockbridge 250th Anniversary

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Stockbridge, N.P.: 1989

Seller ID: 012658

Condition: Near Fine


Unpaginated. Illustrated. Typical community production on a big anniversary; local history and loaded with local ads. Double page map. Some creasing to the wraps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Scrap Book; or Humorous Annual

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Published for The Booksellers: 1839

Seller ID: 012732

Condition: Fair


286pp. Original full decorative leather, elaborately stamped in blind and spine lettering in gilt. Illustrated with woodcuts. Further subtitled, "A selection of humorous stories, interesting fables and authentic anecdotes." Accounts of Native Americans, African American slaves, and the burning of widows in India, among many other accounts. These "humorous annuals" were not limited to jokes or funny stories, but included short accounts of interest to the early 19th century reader. Many of the full page illustrations are printed on yellow paper; others are on plain white paper or... View more info

Syracuse's Snorkel: First Curb Teller

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Syracuse, Lincoln National Bank & Trust Co.:

Seller ID: 012734

Condition: Very Good


Folding printed advertising card, ca. 1950's. Illustrated. One fold (as issued). This piece advertises a curb side banking machine on the corner of Water Street and Salina Street in Syracuse. A diagram printed on the verso reveals how it worked: an ATM-type machine sat on the curbside. Under the sidewalk a bank teller took deposits and dispensed cash by means of a mirror system and an elevator device. It looks like a periscope or a diving snorkel (hence the title). This device was developed by Mosler Safe Co. in 1952 and was eventually called, "Snorkel: The Mosler Duplex Auto Teller." ... View more info

Report of the Board of General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York at the World's Columbian Exposition

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albany, James B. Lyon: 1894

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012835

Condition: Fair


646pp. Original blue cloth with lettering and decorations stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Hinges cracked. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Lacking the prelims up until the title page (title page intact). Hinges cracked and cleanly reglued with archival quality binding glue. Top and fore edges of the text block soiled. Title page creased. Front joint torn about 1 3 of the length of the spine. Some discoloration to the boards. Obviously, this is a working copy only. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Jeppesen Blue Book of Airport Diagrams and Data: Eastern United States

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Denver, Jeppesen & Co.: 1965

Seller ID: 013384

Condition: Fair


Unpaginated. Thumb indexed. Illustrated with maps of the various runways. Quite scarce. A search of the OCLC Worldcat reveals that there are no copies in university holdings. Front cover torn and heavily chipped with losses to the front wrap. Back joint starting and chipping at the ends of the joint. Front cover detached but present. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Northwestern University Alumni Year Book and Directory of Chicago Men

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, 1946

Edition: Fifteenth Edition.

Seller ID: 014747

Condition: Very Good


516pp. Original blue cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Loaded with local ads. Date circled in red on the title page. Corners gently bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The New Covenant Commonly Called the New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Revised Standard Version

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1946

Seller ID: 014768

Condition: Good


523pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Ownership inscription of Norm Vanek on the front free endpaper. Dampstain to the front board and the first 68 pages of the text block. The jacket is badly dampstained at the front panel and less so at the spine. The spine ends are chipped and torn. Good in Fair Jacket. The jacket is housed in a mylar protector. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Orations of American Orators, Volume One (Only)

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, The Colonial Press: 1900

Seller ID: 014893

Condition: Very Good


452pp. Original green cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt on the spine, top edge gilt. Corners very gently bumped. Backstrip scuffed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Arizona Cactus: A Guide to Unique Varieties

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Frederick, Renaissance House: 1988

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 014996

Condition: Fine


48pp. Illustrated. American Traveler Series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket, Model 1863 for the Use of Soldiers, with Descriptive Plates

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Meriden, The Meriden Gravure Co.: 1960

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

Seller ID: 015578

Condition: Near Fine


26pp. Illustrated. Facsimile reprint of the 1863 edition. Faint red stains to the wraps. Otherwise unmarked on the inside and quite bright. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" Tall View more info

Report of the General Managers of the Exhibit of the State of New York at the World's Colunbian Exposition

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albany, James B. Lyon: 1894

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 015945

Condition: Fair


646pp. Original blue beveled boards with lettering and decorations stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Corners bumped and heavily rubbed through. Spine ends frayed. Hinges cracked. Lacking the front free endpaper and the prelims up until the title page (title page is present). Last signature loose in the binding. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Application for Membership in Rebekah Lodges (Oddfellows Ephemera)

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: N.p., Grand Lodge of Ohio:

Seller ID: 016305

Condition: Near Fine


"Official Blank" for the Rebekah Lodge, unused. No date, but pre-1972 when the Lodge began admitting minorities. The applicant had to sign off on a pledge stating--in part--"I am of full white blood." Folds (two). One corner has a very small fold. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The People of God at the Cherokee United Methodist Church

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cherokee, Cherokee United Methodist Church:

Seller ID: 016400

Condition: Near Fine


Unpaginated (14pp.). Illustrated. Faint, uneven toning to the edges of the wraps. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Stag: Vol. 1, No. 7, March 1951

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Official Com Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 016411

Condition: Very Good


82pp. Illustrated. Typical Fifties schtick: "I Met Stalin's Korean Stooge!", "She-Wolves Under 20". Top corners creased on the wraps. Text browned. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Story of the Hoover Dam

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Las Vegas, Nevada Publications:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 016601

Condition: Near Fine


144pp. Illustrated. Printed in triple columns. Gentle wear at the corners. No previous ownership inscriptions. Originally printed in 1931, this is a modern reprint. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info