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Connecticut River, Allis, Marguerite
21 Allis, Marguerite Connecticut River
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair 
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1939. First edition of this engaging book about the history of the Connecticut River and the Connecticut River Valley from its headwaters in New Hampshire to its mouth in Long Island Sound. Very good copy in chipped dustjacket. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Green cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated dustjacket. The book has light edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and has a large chip at the spine head above the title, additional chipping at the far lower end, scuffed area in the center, possibly from an old price sticker, other edgewear, fairly little paper loss.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Among the Law-Makers, Alton, Edmund
22 Alton, Edmund Among the Law-Makers
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1886 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Externally worn copy of the first edition. Late 19th century introduction to the US Congress and its workings, geared toward young adults and not-so-young adults. Touching upon interesting features of Congressional powers and procedures, the book is designed to educate the reader sufficiently to have a knowledgeable and critical view of the Legislative branch. Terra cotta pictorial cloth, 308 pages plus advertisements. Covers rather badly worn and spotted, with nibbling at the lower front cover and bottom of the spine, not affecting contents. Internally much better, with hinges intact at the endpapers but with some separation before the half-title, with binders' cloth visible. Endpapers soiled, frontis foxed, remaining pages very clean and free from chips, tears or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Alfred Whitney Griswold 1906-1963, Altschul, Frank
23 Altschul, Frank Alfred Whitney Griswold 1906-1963
Stamford, Connecticut Overbrook Press 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Stamford, Connecticut: Overbrook Press, 1964. First edition, 1964. Navy cloth, gilt lettering, uncut edges, 107 pages, heavy clear plastic dustjacket. The book is in very good condition with light shelfwear, some fading along the spine and a some uneven fading to the covers, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The clear dustjacket has shelfwear and rubbing, small chip at spine head, small closed tear to top of front joint. Post-funeral services publication of a an epitaph and words of appreciation and dedication from distinguished contemporaries of the late president of Yale University, for which the title is named. It includes his 1961 Baccalaureate address, along with a black and white full plate photograph of Griswold. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Shaker Family Almanac 1884, American Almanacs.  Shakers. Benjamin Gates
24 American Almanacs. Shakers. Benjamin Gates Shaker Family Almanac 1884
Mt. Lebanon, New York Benjamin Gates, Trustee of Shaker Community 1883 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Mt. Lebanon, New York: Benjamin Gates, Trustee of Shaker Community, 1883. First edition, printed 1883 for 1884 date. Softcover in very good condition, color covers, rear cover depicting the Bartholdi Statue [Statue of Liberty]. Distributed by Gilbert G. Rose of Bolton, Conn. Very little wear, original hanging string intact, inner covers foxed, some very light foxing to a few pages, no chips, tears or markings.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The States and the Urban Crisis, American Assembly, Columbia University
25 American Assembly, Columbia University The States and the Urban Crisis
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1970 0138444803 / 9780138444808 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1970. First edition, first printing, 1970. Black cloth lettered in gilt, 215 pages plus titles from the American Assembly, dustjacket. The book has some light rubbing to the spine, otherwise looks and feels nearly new, with a redevelopment agency stamp on the front free endpaper, no other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has just a trace of edge rubbing. Very clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Art of Pleasing; or the American Lady and Gentleman's Book of Etiquette.  Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities, American Etiquette Guide
26 American Etiquette Guide The Art of Pleasing; or the American Lady and Gentleman's Book of Etiquette. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities
Cincinnati, Ohio H. M. Rulison 1853 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Cincinnati, Ohio: H. M. Rulison, 1853. First edition (1853, copyright 1852) of this scarce mid nineteenth century American book on etiquette for ladies and gentlemen, including politeness and pleasing; dress; dignity; breeding; introductions; visits; conversation; dinner table etiquette; parties, balls and soirees; moral character, etc. Brown cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and blind, five inches tall, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers with publisher's ads, 64 pages. Very light external wear, good hinges, sound text block, some old and persistent blue pencil scribbles on front endpapers, pages clean with a scattering of light foxing, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 24mo - 5" - 5" Tall. First Edition. 
Price: 875.00 USD
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Merrill's Marauders (February - May 1944).  American Forces in Action Series, American Forces in Action Series - War Department Historical Division
27 American Forces in Action Series - War Department Historical Division Merrill's Marauders (February - May 1944). American Forces in Action Series
Washington, DC Historical Division, U.S. War Department 1945 First Edition Paperback Good 
Washington, DC: Historical Division, U.S. War Department, 1945. First edition, 1945. Part of the American Forces in Action series of books containing narratives, illustrated with photos and maps, of major battles and campaigns during World War II. Assembled from unit reports and records, interviews and available enemy records, these reports were prepared especially for the information of wounded soldiers. Softcover, 117 pages plus folding map. Covers rubbed, especially at the edges, with minor chips to the spine ends, some shelf soil, contents in very good condition, clean and free from names or other markings.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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True Stories of Famous Americans for Young Americans, American History for Juveniles
28 American History for Juveniles True Stories of Famous Americans for Young Americans
Philadelphia American Book & Bible House 1899 Hardcover Good 
Philadelphia: American Book & Bible House, 1899. Externally worn book of illustrated biographies from 1899, written for a juvenile audience and illustrated with color lithographs and numerous black and white engravings throughout the text. Includes expected American icons such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but also George Peabody, Dolly Madison, Mary A. Livermore, Robert Fulton, Cyrus W. Field, Richmond P. Hobson, Louisa May Alcott, and others. Pictorial gray-blue covers printed in color, 248 pages. Covers heavily worn and rubbed at the extremities with some light chipping to the spine ends and short closed horiizontal tear across the spine, good hinges, sound text block, lightly age-toned but clean pages free from names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Vol. XXXI [31], No. 4, American Society of Naval Engineers
29 American Society of Naval Engineers Journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Vol. XXXI [31], No. 4
Washington, D.C R. Beresford 1919 First Edition Paperback Good 
Washington, D.C: R. Beresford, 1919. November 1919 issue of this technical publication. Includes a large section on the U.S.S. Ramapo (with diagrams, folding charts and photos); German Submarine Engines; Current-Carrying Capacity of Electric Cables; U.S.S. Eagle Boats; Remarks on the Problem of Impact; Torsional Vibrations of Irregular Shafts. Includes several folding charts and photos. Softcover, stapled binding, 185 pages plus several pages of advertising. Covers a little age-toned with some short closed tears and very minor chipping to the spine, text block sound, pages clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The May-Flower & Her Log, July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621, Ames, Azel; Linscott, Jeffrey A.
30 Ames, Azel; Linscott, Jeffrey A. The May-Flower & Her Log, July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621
Bowie, MD, U.S.A. Heritage Books, Inc. 1998 0788410709 / 9780788410703 Reprint Paperback Very Good 
Bowie, MD, U.S.A.: Heritage Books, Inc., 1998. High quality reprint from 1998, originally published in 1901 and 1907. Softcover in near fine condition, firm binding, clean pages with no names or other markings.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Studies Ot the Virginia Eastern Shore in the Seventeenth Century, Ames, Susie M.
31 Ames, Susie M. Studies Ot the Virginia Eastern Shore in the Seventeenth Century
Richmond, VA The Dietz Press 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
Richmond, VA: The Dietz Press, 1940. First edition, 1940, with the author's card laid in loosely at the front with "With the compliments of the author" handwritten on it. Dark blue cloth with dustjacket. Very good with light bumping to the corners, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has a faded spine, some edgewear including numerous tiny chips, effectively no paper loss. Includes leaflets for two other titles by the publisher: Byrd's Natural History of Virginia and The Secret Diary of William Byrd.. With Author's Card. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Sergeant Atkins. A Tale of Adventure. Founded on Fact, An Officer of the United States Army [Donaldson, James Lowry]
32 An Officer of the United States Army [Donaldson, James Lowry] Sergeant Atkins. A Tale of Adventure. Founded on Fact
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1871 First Edition Hardcover Good Worn Custom Slipcase 
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1871. First edition in a worn custom slipcase. Purple cloth over beveled boards, gilt spine lettering, frontis engraving and four additional plates, 317 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's ads. Cover rubbed and spotted with a spine faded to purplish tan, good hinges, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages, no names or other markings. The slipcase has a bright red leather spine over red cloth, inner red cloth chemise, raised spine bands with gilt printed spine. The inner chemise is very good but the spine of ths slipcase has darkened, dried and been rubbed with numerous surface crackles that are now archivally stabilized, still a good shelf presence.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Worn Custom Slipcase. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Young Kate [The Remarkable Hepburns and the Childhood That Shaped and American Legend], Anderson, Christopher
33 Anderson, Christopher Young Kate [The Remarkable Hepburns and the Childhood That Shaped and American Legend]
New York, New York, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Co. 1988 0805007091 / 9780805007091 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co., 1988. First edition, first printing. 1988. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Illustrated in black and white from photographs. Wheat-colored cloth, 270 pages, illustrated dustjacket. Looks and feels new, no other names or markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is also in new condition. The story of Katherine Hepburn's childhood in Hartford, Connecticut, compiled mainly through interviews with Hepburn. . Signed by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Hawaiian Islands: Their Progress and Condition Under Missionary Labors, Anderson, Rufus
34 Anderson, Rufus The Hawaiian Islands: Their Progress and Condition Under Missionary Labors
Boston Gould and Lincoln 1865 Hardcover Fair 
Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1865. Third edition, 1865. Externally fair, internally good. Brown textured cloth with gilt spine lettering, frontis portrait of King Kamehameha III, folding map of the islands, several additional engraved plates, 450 pages plus publisher's ads. Covers faded, worn and spotted, good hinges, firm text block, pages age-toned but clean with a small dampstain to the outer margin of the final 50 pages or so, bequeathment bookplate to a church in Prescott, MA (now under Quabbin Reservoir), plus original gift notation dated 1865 on front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Addicted to War : Why the U. S. Can't Kick Militarism, Andreas, Joel
35 Andreas, Joel Addicted to War : Why the U. S. Can't Kick Militarism
Oakland, California AK Press 2004 1904859011 / 9781904859017 Paperback Very Good 
Oakland, California: AK Press, 2004. Third edition, 2004. Anti-war analysis of US military policy with the appearance of a graphic novel. Softcover, 76 pages. Minimal cover wear, internally fine, no names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 3, 1862, Andrew, John A.
36 Andrew, John A. Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 3, 1862
Boston William White 1862 First Edition Paperback Good 
Boston: William White, 1862. First edition [1862]. Civil War era "state of the state" address by the Governor of Massachusetts to the combined branches of the state legislature. Softcover, 75 pages. Some light soil to the outer pages, vertical crease through most of the document, "Compliments of W. Smith" in old ink at the top front, owner stamp below and on top of first page. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Soul of Maryland: Pageant of the Founding, Andrews, Matthew Page.  Adapted By Percy Jewett Burrell and Alice Kraft
37 Andrews, Matthew Page. Adapted By Percy Jewett Burrell and Alice Kraft Soul of Maryland: Pageant of the Founding
Baltimore, Maryland Waverly Press 1934 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Baltimore, Maryland: Waverly Press, 1934. First edition. Covers heavily soiled, internally very good. Program, partial script and long list of participants and contributors. Softcover, 112 pages. Covers grubby with lots of dark fingerprints, binding staples visible inside front cover, pages clean and free from names or other markings.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Voices of Diversity: American Ideals, Andrews, Pat
38 Andrews, Pat Voices of Diversity: American Ideals
Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A. Dushkin Pub Group 1995 1561342513 / 9781561342518 Paperback Fine 
Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A.: Dushkin Pub Group, 1995. Softcover, 287 pages. Looks and feels new and unread, no names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Indian Primitive, Andrews, Ralph W.
39 Andrews, Ralph W. Indian Primitive
Seattle, WA Superior Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good Good 
Seattle, WA: Superior Publishing Company, 1960. First edition [1960]. Good in good dustjacket. The story of Pacific Northwest tribal life illustrated with black and white photographs. Gray cloth with dustjacket. The book has some light foxing to the front cover, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped [12.50] and has some shelfwear, a v-shaped closed tear to the top front, small chip to top rear, little paper loss.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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Indians as the Westerners Saw Them, Andrews, Ralph W.
40 Andrews, Ralph W. Indians as the Westerners Saw Them
New York Bonanza Books 1963 0517129787 / 9780517129784 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Bonanza Books, 1963. Second printing, 1963. Excerpts from narratives of pioneers, settlers and others as they first encountered Native Americans, illustrated throughout in black and white from vintage photographs. Light brown boards with linen colored spine, 176 pages, illustrated dustjacket. Looks and feels nearly new, a very light scattering of foxing to the edges of the endpapers, internally fine with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has some very light shelf soil to the light-colored rear panel, very tiny tear at the front corner, no paper loss.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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