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Image for The New England Hurricane: The Effect of Wind, Tidal Wave, and Floods on Factory Mutual Plants.  Factory Mutual Record Vol. XV No 10, October 1938

The New England Hurricane: The Effect of Wind, Tidal Wave, and Floods on Factory Mutual Plants. Factory Mutual Record Vol. XV No 10, October 1938

By: 1938 New England Hurricane. Mutual Fire Insurance Companies

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, U.S.A., Factory Mutual Insurance Companies: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031446


Boston, MA, U.S.A.: Factory Mutual Insurance Companies, 1938. Oct. 1938 issue of Factory Mutual Record (Vol. XV, No. 10), detailing damage to Factory Mutual Insurance Co. Member companies during the 1938 hurricane. Illustrated in black and white, with statistics, information about hurricane routes, river floods, and with an insert showing the affected insured companies along with estimated loss per location. Softcover, 16 pages. Covers have a bit of light shelf soil, ... View more info

Image for Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume XI [11]. Senate Document, 36th Congress, 2nd Session

Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean... Volume XI [11]. Senate Document, 36th Congress, 2nd Session

By: A. A. Humphreys; G. K. Warren;

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, George W. Bowman: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034476


Washington, DC: George W. Bowman, 1861. First edition, 1861. Volume 11, Senate issue - the volume that contains the maps, profiles and plates. All are present, condition varies. Brown blindstamped cloth, 11.75" tall, 2.5" thick. Covers heavily rubbed and chipped, spine covering detached but present with some chipping, text block sound, text pages quite heavily foxed, some foxing to plates, mainly in margins. Four folding plates have been bound in upside down, the... View more info

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Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing Progress of the Survey During the Year 1856

By: A. D. Bache, Superintendent, U.S. Coast Survey

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Cornelius Wendell, Printer: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031789


Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1856. First edition [1856]. Worn. Published as Ex. Doc. 18, 34th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives. Bookplate with compliments of Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. U.S. Coast Survey, on front pastedown. Thick volume containing text, appendices, with numerous folding maps and diagrams. All maps present, diagrams 64, 65 and 66 absent. Brown blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering, nearly 12" tall, nearly 3" th... View more info

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Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing Progress of the Survey During the Year 1855

By: A. D. Bache, Superintendent, U.S. Coast Survey

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Cornelius Wendell, Printer: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037654


Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1856. First edition [1856]. Worn. Published as Ex. Doc. 6, 34th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives. Bookplate with compliments of Prof. A. D. Bache, Supt. U.S. Coast Survey, on front pastedown, along with another name in pencil. Thick volume containing text, appendices, with numerous folding maps and diagrams. All maps present, diagrams 52 and 53 (Boutelle's scaffolding & apparatus) absent. Brown blind stamped c... View more info

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Monterey and the Hotel Del Monte. Photo-gravures

By: A. Wittemann

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, A. Witteman; Albertype Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 036330


New York: A. Witteman; Albertype Co., 1894. 1894 edition. Exceptional copy of this hardcover tourist souvenir, title page plus eight pages of views printed on one side only. Two-tone gray hardcover printed in gilt, oblong, 7" x 9". A couple of tiny spots to the front cover, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. Oblong 8vo. View more info

Image for Old Paths and Legends of New England.  Saunterings Over Historic Roads with Glimpses of Picturesque Fields and Old Homesteads in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire

Old Paths and Legends of New England. Saunterings Over Historic Roads with Glimpses of Picturesque Fields and Old Homesteads in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire

By: Abbot, Katharine M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034460


New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1903. First edition, 1903. Attractively bound armchair tour of historical locations in mainly Massachusetts, a few in Rhode Island and New Hampshire, illustrated in black and white from photographs. Green cloth with black and white illustration mounted on the front, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, 8.5" tall. Some rubbing to the extremities, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with a 1903 gift notation and personal bookplate on t... View more info

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Silhouettes of My Contemporaries

By: Abbott, Lyman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030241


Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1921. Stated first edition [1921]. Biographies of diverse American personalities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from P. T. Barnum to John G. Whittier; from John Fiske to The Smiley Brothers; from Booker T. Washington to Theodore Roosevelt; many others. Blue-gray cloth, frontis portrait of the author, no dustjacket. Covers rubbed and unevenly faded, upper corners a bit bent, hinges internally cracked but secure, text bloc... View more info

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Ansel Adams: The Spirit of Wild Places

By: Adams, Ansel; Nash, Eric Peter

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Todtri Book Pub: 1998

Seller ID: 017098


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Todtri Book Pub, 1998. Published 1998. Large format book (13" tall) celebrating the landscape photography of noted photographer Ansel Adams. Blue cloth, 144 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in near fine condition, looks and feels about new with a minor rub to the lower edge, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is also in near fine condition with ligh... View more info

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Ansel Adams: The Spirit of Wild Places

By: Adams, Ansel; Nash, Eric Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Todtri Book Pub: 1998

Seller ID: 017097


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Todtri Book Pub, 1998. Published 1998. Large format book (13" tall) celebrating the landscape photography of noted photographer Ansel Adams. Blue cloth, 144 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in near fine condition, looks and feels about new with some very minor rubs to the spine ends, tiny light blue remainder dot on lower edge, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protect... View more info

Image for Letters of Henry Adams (1892-1918). Limited Edition

Letters of Henry Adams (1892-1918). Limited Edition

By: Adams, Henry. Edited By Worthington Chauncey Ford

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1938

Edition: First, Limited Edition

Seller ID: 036540


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First edition, no. 129 of the total 205 copies in this limited edition. Bright red cloth with paper spine label, matching red slipcase. The book is near fine with firm binding, clean pages, no names or other markings. The slipcase has some shelf rubbing and edgewear, no breaks or tears.. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Slipcase. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for Pilgrims, Indians and Patriots : The Pictorial History of America from the Colonial Age to the Revolution

Pilgrims, Indians and Patriots : The Pictorial History of America from the Colonial Age to the Revolution

By: Adams, Randolph G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022348


Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928. First edition. Generously illustrated throughout with black and white engravings. Bright navy cloth with eggshell cover lettering and publisher's blindstamp, frontispiece, 207 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition, very lightly worn with only gently rubbed extreme spine ends, a tiny pinhole pierced through rear cover (not obstructing inside text block), a narrow three-inch moisture shadow running vertic... View more info

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Strawberry Point

By: Adams, Remelle

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lunenburg, Vermont, The Stinehour Press: 1984

Edition: First, Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 001611


Lunenburg, Vermont: The Stinehour Press, 1984. Limited to 250 copies, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Memoirs of Strawberry Point, now called the Glades, off Cohasset, Massachusetts. Gray softcover, 59 pages. Very good with an old price sticker mark on the front cover, internally about fine.. Signed by Author. First, Limited Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. View more info

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Letters of the Century: America, 1900-1999

By: Adler, Stephen J.; Grunwald Lisa, Editors

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Dial Press: 1999

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 011088


New York, New York, U.S.A.: Dial Press, 1999. First American edition, 1999. Tan hardcover, grey cloth spine. 741 pages, dustjacket. Fine condition, no names or other markings, dustjacket in mylar protector.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for Innovation in American Government: Challenges, Opportunities, and Dilemmas

Innovation in American Government: Challenges, Opportunities, and Dilemmas

By: Alan A. Altshuler and Robert D. Behn

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Brookings Inst Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018519


Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Brookings Inst Press, 1997. First printing, 1997. Softcover, 394 pages. Some minimal edge rubbing, otherwise effectively new condition, internally fine with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. View more info

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The Story of Worcester, Massachusetts (Geared for the Younger Reader)

By: Albert Farnsworth and George B. O'Flynn

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Worcester, Massachusetts, The Davis Press: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004278


Worcester, Massachusetts: The Davis Press, 1934. First edition [1934]. A history of Worcester geared for the secondary school reader, illustrated in black and white, rewritten from the book of the same title issued in 1910. Green cloth printed in gilt, 214 pages. Printing nearly worn off covers entirely with some light cover soil, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages with a name on the front free endpaper, no other markings, two pages yellowed from an old ne... View more info

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Pre-Columbian Art

By: Alcina Franch, Jose. Translated By I. Mark Paris

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1983

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 031086


New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983. First American edition [1983]. Massive, well-illustrated work, with 177 plates in full color. Light tan cloth with color illustration mounted on the front cover, illustrated endpapers, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in fine condition with firm binding, no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is near fine with a tiny scratch to the outer edge of the front panel.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Fol... View more info

Image for History of Clearfield County Pennsylvania.  With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

History of Clearfield County Pennsylvania. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

By: Aldrich, Lewis Cass

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Mt. Vernon, Indiana, Windmill Publications, Inc.: 1995

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 026867


Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, Inc., 1995. Good quality facsimile reprint of this book, originally published in 1887 by D. Mason & Co. Blue buckram cloth with gilt lettering, 731 pages plus extensive index. Near fine condition, looks and feels nearly new, firm binding, very clean pages free from names or other markings.. Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. View more info

Image for The Journal of American History.  Volume V [5], Number 4

The Journal of American History. Volume V [5], Number 4

By: Allaban, Frank

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032921


New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1911. First edition, 1911. Very worn copy, red softcover with Seymour family crest mounted on front cover, illustrated throughout. Includes: The Winning of Oregon; The Battle of Fort Griswold; The Conspiracy of Aaron Burr; An Echo from the Civil War; more; and information about various genealogical foundations. Covers detached and worn, spine covering heavily chipped, pages clean with one quite foxed, edgewear, shallow cre... View more info

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The Bourn(e) Cousins: A Directory

By: Allan Bourn II

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.P., Self Published: 1982

Seller ID: 027285


N.P.: Self Published, 1982. Undated, ca. 1982. Listing, including names, addresses and telephone numbers, of all living descendants of Shearjashub III and Ardelia (Alger) Bourn (or Bourne) who were married in 1822. Softcover, about 130 pages. Some edgewear and age-darkening to the covers, contents very clean and unmarked.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Among the Law-Makers

By: Alton, Edmund

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001738


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 ... View more info