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Frank Fowler, The Cash Boy

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Burt: 1887

Edition: Early American Edition.

Seller ID: 1785

Condition: Good


287pp. + 1pp. ad. Illustrated. Decorative mustard yellow cloth. From the collection of John S. Mayfield, curator of rare books at Syracuse University and a respected Texas book collector, with his ink stamp on the back free endpaper. Back hinge cracked. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Backstrip split near the bottom of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing By Native American Women

By: Allen, Paula Gunn (ed.)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Fawcett: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005867

Condition: Good


279pp. Ex-library with the usual markings. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

FDR, 1882-1945

By: Alsop, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Gramercy Books: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005774

Condition: Fine


256pp. Illustrated. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Utah, the Storied Domain; A Documentary History of Utah's Eventful Career Comprising the Thrilling Story of Her People from the Indians of Yesterday to the Industrialists of Today

By: Alter, J. Cecil

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chicago, The American Historical Society: 1932

Seller ID: 021532

Condition: Very Good


Three volumes, complete. 509pp. + 589pp. + 581pp. Original faux leather brown cloth, all edges marbled (as issued), pioneer motifs stamped in blind on all of the bindings. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Alter was the Utah State History Director from 1926-1941. Although some of his other work appears in Wright Howe's important work on Americana and the Flake Bibliography, there are no listings of this title in either of those fine references. According to the introduction, it was not Alter's goal to discuss the role of Mormonism in the development of the state's history since that had b... View more info

Nixon: Volume 1--The Education of a Politician 1913-1962

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster Touchstone: 1987

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 006332

Condition: Near Fine


752pp. Illustrated. Traces of wear to the wraps. Probably unread. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010844

Condition: Near Fine


431pp. Illustrated. Map endpapers. No previous ownership inscriptions. Traces of wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

A Prairie Winter

By: An Illinois Girl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, MacMillan Co.: 1906

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 021077

Condition: Good


164pp. + 10pp. adverts. 2nd Edition (stated "New Edition" on the copyright page). Original burnt orange cloth with lettering and decoration in green and black (decorators monogram "AR" in the bottom right corner of the front board, probably Amy Richards, a prolific designer--85 known examples--whom not much is known about). Scarce. OCLC Worldcat locates five copies of this title in university holdings. The book describes a winter in Mokena, IL. Back hinge just barely starting. One corner rubbed through. Small (1 4 inch) tear to the cloth near the heel of the front board... View more info

The Day John Died

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006346

Condition: Very Good


303pp. Illustrated. Library discard ink stamps on the endpapers. Not an ex-library copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Centennial History of Arkansas Methodism; A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in the State of Arkansas 1815-1935

By: Anderson, James A.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Benton, L.B. White Printing Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 257

Condition: Very Good


556pp. Original cloth, titles stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Extremities rubbed, but not rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Recipes from America's Restored Villages

By: Anderson, Jean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 016815

Condition: Very Good


356pp. Map endpapers. Illustrated. Top edge of text block foxed. Several small chips and tears from the spine ends on the jacket. Spine browned on the same. Recipes from various reconstructed 19th century (and earlier) villages. Places like Plimoth Plantation, Old Sturbridge Village, Mystic Seaport, Strawberry Banke, Cooperstown's Farmer's Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic St. Augustine, Utah Pioneer Village and many others. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

I Married a Logger: Life in Michigan's Tall Timber

By: Anderson, Julie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Au Train, Avery Color Studios: 1989

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 006341

Condition: Very Good


328pp. + 2pp. ads. Illustrated. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Light creasing to the corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

History of the United States from the Earliest Discovery of America to the Present Time, Six Volumes (Complete)

By: Andrews, E. Benjamin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1926

Seller ID: 018202

Condition: Very Good


Six volumes, complete. Original maroon cloth elaborately stamped in blind and with gilt lettering. Illustrated with 650 quality illustrations and maps. Very nicely printed. No previous ownership inscriptions. Extremities rubbed but not rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Indian Primitive

By: Andrews, Ralph W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Bonanza Books: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005836

Condition: Fine


175pp. Decorative endpapers. Illustrated. The jacket is unevenly browned and has a couple of small closed tears to the edges. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Historic Fires of the West, 1865 to 1915 A Pictorial History

By: Andrews, Ralph W.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Bonanza Books: 1966

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 006345

Condition: Very Good


192pp. Illustrated. The first couple of prelims are foxed. Bottom corners gently bumped. Back panel of the jacket foxed. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians

By: Andrist, Ralph K.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Collier Books: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005881

Condition: Good


371pp. Illustrated. Underlining. Wraps creased. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

C. Crispi Sallustii De Catilinae Conjuratione Belloque Jugurthino Historiae

By: Anthon, Carolus

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray & Co.: 1833

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 003808

Condition: Good


386pp. Full calf. Lacking the leather spine label. Latin with English notes. An erudite work from that scholar of the classics, Charles Anthon. The first edition of this translation was printed in 1829, one year before Martin Harris visited Anthon in NYC with the so-called Anthon manuscript containing characters ("caractors") from the golden plates supposedly discovered by Joseph Smith Jr. which provided the source material for the Book of Mormon. Harris claimed that Anthon verified the characters as authentic but when he gave the story of the giving of the golden plates, he claims Ant... View more info

The Truth About Jesse James

By: Argall, Phyllis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sullivan, Lester B. Dill & Rudy Tirilli: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023357

Condition: Very Good


28pp. 1st Edition. Original printed wraps. Illustrated. Supports the idea that J. Frank Dalton was the original Jesse James. Gently creased vertically. Some creasing. Traces of soil. View more info

Early Life and Letters of General Thomas J. Jackson, "Stonewall" Jackson

By: Arnold, Thomas Jackson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Fleming H. Revell Co.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005652

Condition: Good


379pp. + 2pp. ads. Illustrated. Uncommon. Ex-library of the Buffalo Bible Institute with the usual markings. Hinges cracked. Corners bumped. Shelf label ghost on the spine. Strip of discoloration to the front board. Otherwise the spine lettering (gilt) is still bright. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Flowering of the Cumberland

By: Arnow, Harriette Simpson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, MacMillan: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021855

Condition: Good


441pp. Illustrated. Map endpapers. Ex-library with the usual markings. Corners rubbed through. Cracked in the gutter facing the title page. Jacket adhered to the binding. View more info

The French Quarter and Other New Orleans Scenes

By: Arrigo, Joseph A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Gretna, Pelican Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: Third Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006253

Condition: Near Fine


95pp. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author on the title page. Traces of wear. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info