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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

Condition: Good


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, contents clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition. View more info

Image for Monterey and the Hotel Del Monte. Photo-gravures

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

Condition: Very Good


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 the New England Border: Connecticut, Deerfield, Berkshire

Old Paths and Legends of the New England Border: Connecticut, Deerfield, Berkshire

By: Abbott, Katharine M.

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038664

Condition: Good


New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1907. First edition, 1907. Tour of historical sites throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, illustrated with black and white plates from photographs, title page printed in black and sepia. Maroon cloth with small illustration mounted on the front cover, gilt lettering, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed,408 pages plus publisher's ads. Some rubbing to teh extremities, chip to upper left corner of front cover illustration, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages, name neatly written on front free endpaper, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cove... 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

Condition: Fair


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 block sound with no loosened pages, light dampstains to upper corners of several pages toward the end of the book (not affecting ... 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

ISBN: 1880908379

Condition: Very Good


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 light bit of shelf soil to the rear panel.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Dust jacket pre... 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

ISBN: 1880908379

Condition: Very Good


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 protected dustjacket is also in near fine condition with a minor rub to the upper spine end.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio... View more info

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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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Condition: Very Good


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 vertically midcenter along crevice between frontis and title page, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or othe... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0385315902

Condition: Fine


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

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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

ISBN: 0815703570

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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 newspaper clipping, internally near fine. A sound and internally clean copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾... 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

ISBN: 0810906457

Condition: Fine


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. Folio - 12" - 15" Tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Image for Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals

Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters and Journals

By: Alcott, Louisa M [May].. Edited By Ednah D. Cheney

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1890

Seller ID: 039969

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890. Title page dated 1890. Attractively bound in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. Some light shelf rubbing with additional wear to the spine ends, spine lettering and decoration bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

Condition: Fair


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 crease and a bit of age-toning to Seymour arms on front cover.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" t... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: 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. Inter... View more info

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Alfred Whitney Griswold 1906-1963

By: Altschul, Frank

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Stamford, Connecticut, Overbrook Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011762

Condition: 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... View more info

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Shaker Family Almanac 1884

By: American Almanacs. Shakers. Benjamin Gates

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Mt. Lebanon, New York, Benjamin Gates, Trustee of Shaker Community: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034644

Condition: 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 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. View more info