Titles dealing with Eastern Americana
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  • Click on Image to expandThe Powers and Duties of the Town Officer, as Contained in the Statues of Maine.  Hallowell, Maine: Calvin Spaulding, 1825. Second Edition, Revised. Good+ in full leather covered boards with a red leather title label on the spine. The edges of the boards and head and heel of the spine are scuffed and rubbed; however, the binding remains tight and strong. The first free end paper appears to be missing and the text is lightly tanned throughout. The full title reads: "The Powers and Duties of the Town Officer, as Contain in the Statues of Maine; with forms adapted thereto including also the Powers and Duties of Plantation and Parish Officers, and other useful Matter." A 16mo measuring 7" tall by 4 5/16" deep containing 324 pages including an index.
    TB18883  $90.00



  • Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association Third Annual Meeting Vol. II 1902.  Albany: New York State Historical Association, 1902. . Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board. The cloth at the head of the spine is rubbed and slightly worn with hints of fraying and there is a prior owner's name on the front paste down. The full title reads: "Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association Third Annual Meeting with Constitution and By-Laws and List of Members...." This 74 page book contains articles on Fort Ticonderoga, Ethan Allen, Lord Howe, the Legend of Duncan Campbell, Montcalm, and the Evolution of American Free Government. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Sir William Johnson and two photographs.
    TB19568  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandPalmer's Views of Boston Past and Present.  New York: Robert M. Palmer, 1910. . An oblong 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 10 inches in very good condition in printed wraps with a double stapled binding. The front panel is spotted and soiled, but free of chips or tears. Without a dust jacket as issued. 48 pages of black and white photographs and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB24692  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandAchenbach, Joel:  The Grand Idea George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West.  New York: Simon & Schuster, (2004). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 black and tan paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 367 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with maps and a section of black and white reproductions of contemporary works of art. Washington saw the Potomac as the answer to creating less expensive canal transportation to the Ohio River area and also as the means to assure that western states stayed allied with the Union.
    TB25674  $25.00



  • Alsberg, Henry G. (Editor):  The American Guide A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide For The United States.  New York: Hsatings House, 1949. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board and with decorated map end papers. The head and heel of the spine are slightly turned in and the hinge areas at the end papers are beginning to tan due to the high acid content of the glue used in binding. This book undetakes what the WPA's American Guide Series was not able to accomplish, that is to create a tour guide for the entire United States in one volume. 1348 pages with an index.
    TB16459  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expandAmerican-Appreciation Fellowship:  Photographic Facsimilies of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United Sates and Washington's Farewell Address.  n.p.: American-Appreciation Fellowship, 1926. . Very good in 3/4 black leather and tan cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the front board. A large folio measuring 25" by 19" with rubbing and light wear to the head and heel of the spine, the extremities of the spine and to the leather corners of the boards. There is also minor soiling to the cloth boards. The front cover provides the following title: "Photographic reproductions of the original newspapers containing the first publications of The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United Sates and Washington's Farewell Address In the possession of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania". Unpaginated containing 21 un-numbered pages with the facsimile reproductions of the three documents listed.
    TB26100  $100.00



  • Click on Image to expandBacon-Foster, Mrs. Corra:  Early Chapters In The Development Of The Patomac Route To The West.  New York: Burt Franklin, 1971. Facsimile Reprint. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page together with a crossed-out price. Without a dust jacket. 277 pages including an index and text. Reprinted from the original printing of 1912. Illustrated with facsimiles of historical documents and reproductions of contemporary works of art. A history of the Potomac River Canal consisting of three parts: The Ohio Company and Other Adventures, 1748-1774; The Patowmack Company 1784 to 1828 From Its Unpublished Records; and, Life of Colo. Charles Simms, Gentleman.
    TB23934  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBillings, E. R.:  Tobacco: Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce.  Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1875. First Edition. Very good+ in original black cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and blind embossing on the front and rear boards. An octavo measuring 8 5/8 by 5 5/8 inches with the cloth at the heel of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block, rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine and the cloth over the tips of the boards are worn through and the front and rear hinges have been repaired with archival tape. There is the faint stamp of a prior owner's name at the upper corner of the first free end page. 486 pages of text with 170 plates and in-text illustrations "by popular artists" including a frontispiece.
    TB28822  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandBoren, David:  A Letter To America.  Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and red paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 112 pages of text including chapter notes.
    TB22869  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBourne, Russell:  Floating West The Erie and Other American Canals.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1992). First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/2 dark red cloth and bright red paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 7 1/4". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 232 pages including an index, bibliography, acknowledgments and text. Illustrated with two sections of contemporary works of art, maps, black and white photographs, line drawings,
    TB26638  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrusic, Lucy McTeer:  Amidst Cultivated and Pleasant Fields A Bicentennial History of North Haven, Connecticut.  Canaan, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 tan and gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. In a very near fine unclipped dust jacket with minor light wear at the ends of the spine area and a closed 1/2" tear at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. 304 pages including an index, a list of illustrations and credits, sources and notes to include a list of first 40 families in North Haven about 1715 and 1727, a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers connected with North Haven, and a list of North Haven Selectmen from 1786 to 1986. Illustrated with photographs and maps throughout.
    TB22785  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandBrusic, Lucy McTeer:  Amidst Cultivated and Pleasant Fields A Bicentennial History of North Haven, Connecticut.  Canaan, NH: The North Haven Historical Society and Phoenix Publishing, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 tan and gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and an illustrated paper label on the front board and with illustrated end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with a 3/4" closed tear at the upper corner of the front panel and a 1/8" chip from the lower corner of the spine area. 304 pages including an index, a list of illustrations and credits, sources and notes to include a list of first 40 families in North Haven about 1715 and 1727, a list of Revolutionary War Soldiers connected with North Haven, and a list of North Haven Selectmen from 1786 to 1986. Illustrated with photographs and maps throughout.
    TB26912  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBuckman, David Lear:  Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River.  Ann Arbor: Gryphon Books, 1971. Reprint of 1971. Fine in blue-green cloth covered boards with red text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 5 7/16 inches containing 143 pages including an index, appendices, text and illustrated with 26 black and white photographs throughout. Without a dust jacket. The subtitle reads: "Tales and reminiscences of the stirring times that followed the introduction of steam navigation." Originally published in 1907 and revised in 1909. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1909 edition.
    TB18957  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandBumgardner, Georgia B.:  American Broadsides.  Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society, 1971. Limited first edition. In fine condition bound in 1/4 blue and brown cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end paper. A folio measuring 14 3/16" high by 10 1/4" deep containing 60 pages of text and 60 pages of plates. Without a dust jacket but housed in a near fine cloth and paper covered slip case with a paper label. One of only 1,950 copies printed, this one is out of series but signed by the author on the last page of text. Sub-titled: "Sixty facsimilies (sic) dated 1680 to 1800 reproduced from originals in the American Antiquarian Society." Selected and introduced by Georgia b. Bumgardner.
    TB19924  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandBurnaby, Andrew:  Burnaby's Travels Through North America : Reprinted from the Third Edition of 1798.  New York: A. Wessels Company, 1904. Reprint from the Third Edition. Good+ in the publisher's original red cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn and just beginning to fray. The spine itself is slightly faded and the cloth at the tips of the boards is rubbed. Without its issued plain paper dust jacket. One of the volumes in the Source Books of American History with an introduction and notes by Rufus Rockwell Wilson. 265 pages including an index. Originally published in London in 1775 under the title: Travels Through the Middle Settlements in North America in 1759 and 1760. Copies of the original publication are considered "quite scarce" by Wright Howes. (Howes B-995)
    TB20705  $75.00



  • Carolina Art Association:  Charleston South Carolina.  Columbia: The Carolina Art Association, 1963. Third Printing of 1969. Near fine in paper covered boards with the title stamped in gilt on the front board. A prior owner has taped on the spine of the book the typewritten title of the book. Without a dust jacket. A collection of black and white sepia photographs illustrating the City of Charleston.
    TB22303  $6.00



  • Click on Image to expandCarver, Jonathan:  Three Years Travels Through The Interior Parts of North America.  Boston: David West, 1794. Third American Edition. Recently rebound in full black leather with five raised bands on the spine and with a gilt stamped, red leather spine label. A 16mo measuring 6 11/16 by 3 3/4 inches with repaired title page and general tanning of the pages. 282 of text. Printed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Charles Peirce for David West the publisher. This title was first issued in London in 1778. It was not published in the United States until 1784 in Philadelphia with a second edition published in that city in 1789 which edition was reprinted in 1792. We therefore infer this to be a third American edition. (Lee's A Bibliography of Carver's Travels) According to Howes: "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution." Although an American (by birth) Carver was not able to get the manuscript of his trip (1766-1768) published in this country. He went to London where it was published. (DAB) The popularity of his book lead to many translations, editions and printings in several countries. (Howes, C-215; Evans, 26745; Sabin, 11185; Lee, p165 to 169; DAB, v II, p552)
    TB28799  $450.00



  • Click on Image to expandChalmers, Harvey, II:  The Birth Of The Erie Canal.  New York: Bookman Associates, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in gold cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and front board with illustrated end sheets. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with a 1" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area which extends into the rear panel by 3/4". 195 pages of text and illustrated with one section of black and white reproductions of contemporary works of art. Written in collaboratio with John H. Flandreau.
    TB22228  $12.00



  • Chamberlain, Samuel:  Open House In New England.  New York: Bonanza Books, 1937, 1948. Reprint. Very good in light gray and red cloth covered boards with the spine tanned. Without its issued dust jacket. 252 pages followed by a two page map. Illustrated with 280 black and white photographs by the author.
    TB17234  $7.00



  • Click on Image to expandClark, George Rogers (James Alton James, Editor):  George Rogers Clark Papers 1771-1781.  Springfield, Ill.: Trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1912. First Edition. Very good+ in light blue buckram cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 3/4' with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the fore edges of the boards faded. The binding is tight and strong with no pages missing or loose. Without a dust jacket. 715 pages including an index, list of documents, appendices and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art. This title constitutes volume III of the Collections Of The Illinois State Historical Library, Virginia Series.
    TB25955  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expandCochrane, Harry H.:  History Of Monmouth And Wales.  n.p.: Bunkerhouse Books and Monmouth Historical Society, 1988. Facsimile Reprint. Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in red-orange, cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. Both are octavos of 9 by 6 inches. Without dust jackets. A facsimile reprinting of the original publication of 1894. Volume I contains 514 pages of text followed by an errata page. Volume II contains pages 515 to 849 which is followed by a 216 page genealogical appendix and an index for both volumes. Both volumes are illustrated with maps, images from old photographs and illustrations.
    TB30092  $60.00



  • Coffin, Robert P. Tristram:  Maine Ballads.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text on the front board. The end papers are tanned around the edges and at the hinge areas and there are hints of rubbing of the cloth at the ends of the spine. In a good+ unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chips at the corners of the spine area and at the upper and lower fore corners of the front panel and several small chips from the upper edge of the rear panel. 106 pages of text which offer a collection of 42 poems of the people of Maine.
    TB20096  $12.00



  • Condon, George E.:  Stars In The Water The Story Of The Erie Canal.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. Reprint of 1974. Very good+ in 1/4 light brown and tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with fading to the cloth on the spine and a prior owner's address label on the front paste down and the name written out in ink on the first free end page. Without its issued dust jacket. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 338 pages including an index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art, photographs and maps. The author relates the history of the development and construction of the Erie Canal as well as recreates life on and around the canal.
    TB23581  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandDamrosch, Leo:  Tocqueville's Discovery Of America.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2010). First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6" with what appears to be a printer's error on the title page which shows faint splotches of light gray ink in a narrow vertical line down the page resembling mouse tracks. This same error is repeated on the verso of page ix confirming a printer's error. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 277 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary works of art and a map. Alexis De Tocqueville was most famous for his book Democracy in America which resulted from a nine month tour through the young United States during the years 1831 to 1832. The author brings to life Tocqueville's tour through Canada, the eastern parts of what is now Wisconsin and Michigan, the great lakes, the eastern most states and south down the Ohio to the Mississippi to New Orleans and back to New York City by way of stage coach through the south eastern states.
    TB25147  $25.00



  • Degler, Carl N.:  The Other South Southern Dissenters in The Nineteenth Century.  New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in gray cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket. 392 pages of text including an index.
    TB22306  $18.00



  • Click on Image to expandDeland, Margaret:  Florida Days.  Boston: Little, Brown And Company, 1889. First Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 light brown and tan cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and with gilt text and the decoration of Palmetto fronds on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 6" with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and slight soiling to the front board. Without a dust jacket. 200 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece, two etchings, three color plates and numerous black and white vignette line drawings within the text by Louis K. Harlow. A very handsome, clean and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27088  $75.00



  • Dillard, Annie:  The Living.  New York: Harper Collins Pub, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine In a fine dust jacket.
    TB01869  $14.00



  • Click on Image to expandDodd, Stephen:  The East-Haven Register In Three Parts.  New Haven: A. H. Maltby & Co., 1824. First Edition, First printing. Fair to good in full leather covered boards with the front joint broken but the front joint and text block reasonably strong and in place. The majority of the text block shows dampness staining across the upper 2/3rds of most of the pages yet the printing on each page remains easily read. There are two early prior owner's names in ink on the first free end page. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8" tall by 4 1/8" deep containing 200 pages of text. The information contained in the parts of the book include: Part I. Containing a history of the town of East-Haven, from its first settlement in 1644, the year 1800. Also, an account of its boundaries, iron-works and mills, division of lands, controversies with New-Haven, and Branford, town charters, ecclesiastisal affairs, schools, population and taxes, losses by war, natural history and curiosities, roads and public lands. Part II. Containing an account of the names, marriages, and births, of the families which first settled , or which have resided in East-Haven, form its settlement in 1644, to the year 1800. Part III. Containing an account of the deaths in the families names in the second part, from the year 1647 to the end of the year 1823. Considered by Howes to be "mildly scarce" and Sabin calls it "An extremely rare local history." (Howes D-387; Sabin 20485; Armstrong: Connecticut A Bibliography of its History; 3321)
    TB22311  $200.00



  • Duffy, John (Editor):  Early Vermont Broadsides.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A narrow 4to measurinng 12 1/4" high by 9 3/16" deep. In a very good+ dust jacket with the original price intact on the front flap but with minor light rubbing to the edges and folds with no chips. This is the first publication of its kind to provide a collection of the "earliest examples of broadside art printed in northern New England" from 1777 to 1821. 51 pages of text and illustrated with large, full-page photographs of the original broadsides.
    TB16984  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandE. C. Kropp Co.,:  Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida The Nation's Winter Home.  Milwaukee: E. C. Kropp Co.,, n.d. (circa 1920). . Very good in heavy, color printed paper wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches with a faint water stain of 1" by 1/4" on the spine edge of the front panel. Unpaginated containing 13 printed pages with 12 pages of color photographs of post card sized of highlights of the Palm Beach and West Palm Beach areas.
    TB27089  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandFenning, D., and J. Collyer:  An Encyclopaedia of North and South America 1786.  Surrey, England: Unwin Brothers, Limited, (1976). Reprint of 1976. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 11 5/8 by 8 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with hints of wear at the upper edge of the spine area. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy out of series. A reprinting of volume II of the authors' book originally published in 1786 and titled: A New System Of Geography.... 159 pages of text printed in brown. Illustrated with three double page maps of what is now the United States, South America and Mexico and the Caribbean and two plates. A fine and handsome volume with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30704  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expandFernow, Berthold:  The Ohio Valley In Colonial Days.  Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1890. First Edition, First printing. Good in the publisher's original, printed, pink paper covered boards which are well faded around the outside edges and worn on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. 299 pages including an index. This volume is unread as all of the pages are uncut and un-opened. This is volume number 17 in Munsell's Historical Series. The author examines the historical struggle between the French, the English and the Native Americans to control the Ohio River Valley from its discovery in 1539 to the close of the French and Indian War. Mention is made of Simon Kenton and many other early settlers of the area. Considered by Wright Howes to be a "mildly scarce" title. (Howes F-92)
    TB20698  $125.00



  • Fleming, William H.:  Slavery And The Race Problem In The South.  Boston: Dana Estes & Company, Publishers, n.d. (circa 1906). First Limited Edition. Very good+ in 1/4 white cloth and light gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spine and front board. The 1/4 white cloth is soiled, tanned and foxed, the fly title page has a 3/4" closed tear at its upper edge and there are a prior owner's notations in light pencil on the margins of a number of pages. Without a dust jacket. This copy is identified as number 395 out of only 1,000 copies printed. This copy is also signed by the publisher on the front board of the book. 66 pages of text with a frontispiece portrait of William H. Fleming. The full title reads: Slavery And The Race Problem in The South. With Special Reference To The State of Georgia. Address of Hon. Wm. H. Fleming, Before the Alumni Society of the State University, Athens, June 19, 1906.
    TB21836  $85.00



  • Click on Image to expandFleming, Alice:  Highways Into History.  New York: St. Martin's Press, (1971). First Edition. Near fine in brown cloth covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and with a 1/2" closed tear at the lower edge of the rear panel. 150 pages including an index and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs and with maps. "Ten trails of discovery that led American pioneers on their journey to nationhood." (from the front panel of the dust jacket)
    TB30675  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandFoster & Peter Weiglin, George H.:  Splendor Sailed the Sound.  San Mateo: Potentials Group, Inc., 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and blind embossing on the front board with illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 8" with a prior owner's small address label attached to the upper edge of the front paste down. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with two small 1/8" chips from the upper edge of the spine area and with rubbing to the lower edge of the same and at the fold to the front flap. Sub-titled: "The New Haven Railroad and The Fall River Line." 384 pages containing photo index, general index, bibliography, text and hundreds of photographs of steamboats which plied Long Island Sound, Nantucket Sound and the area rivers of New York and New England.
    TB24953  $60.00



  • Fow, John H.:  The True Story of The American Flag.  Philadelphia: William J. Campbell, 1908. First Edition, First printing. Good in light paper printed wraps with a stapled and glued binding. The front panel of the wrapper has a number of chips at the corners. Without a dust jacket as issud. An octavo measuring 8 5/8" tall by 5 13/16" deep containing 54 pages of text illustrated with eight color plates of fifteen flags.
    TB19582  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandGreenlaw, Linda:  The Lobster Chronicles Life on a Very Small Island.  New York: Hyperion, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 238 pages of text followed by a one page map. By the author of best selling book: The Hungry Ocean.
    TB22790  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expandHall, Captain Basil:  Travels in North America, In The Years 1827 and 1828.  Edinburgh: Cadell and Co. and Simpkine and Marshall, 1829. First Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good+ condition elaborately bound in full brown leather (calf) diced on the boards with a gilt border, three raised bands on the spines with gilt tooling and two black leather title blocks with gilt text. On volumes I and III the black leather title blocks are chipped with only minor losses to the gilt text. The edges of the text blocks are marbled. Each is a 7mo measuring 7 1/4" by 4 1/2" with an early prior owner's book plate attached to the front paste downs of each volume. Each volume also has the remains of silk placement ribbons sewn-in at the heads of the spines. Volume I contains 421 pages and is illustrated with hand colored fold-out map at the front of the book. The map is in excellent condition with only a small 1/3" closed tear at its margin. Volume II contains 432 pages; and, volume III contains 436 pages followed by a fold-out table of financial and census data for the various states then part of the United States of America. Considered "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, H-47; Sabin, 29275; Clark III, 48)
    TB26696  $600.00



  • Click on Image to expandHall, Donald:  Here at Eagle Pond.  New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 decorated green cloth and red paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blue end papers. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained in a near fine paper covered slip case with an illustrated paper label. The slip case is faded around its opening edges. Signed on the title page by the author without an inscription or date. 141 pages of text with woodcut illustrations by Thomas W. Nason. A collection of short essays on living on Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire.
    TB30245  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandHall, Donald:  Here at Eagle Pond.  New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 decorated green cloth and red paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blue end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained in a near fine paper covered slip case with an illustrated paper label. The slip case is faded around its rear half. 141 pages of text with woodcut illustrations by Thomas W. Nason. A collection of short essays on living on Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire.
    TB29834  $15.00



  • Hall, Edward F.:  Connecticut Invites You.  Hartford: State of Connecticut Publicity Commission, n.d.. . Very good+ in heavy pictoral wraps with a stapled binding. A twelve page advertising brochure used to promote growth in the area from nearby New York City. The brochure is illustrated with black and white photographs highlighting the tranquil, picturesque environment of the state. Although no credit is given to the photographer of these pictures there two letters laid-in which suggest that the photographer may have been Albert B. Street of New Haven, Connectiut.
    TB16591  $10.50



  • Hall, Trish:  The New Connecticut Yankees.  Cobalt, Conn: Cottage Industries, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt decoration of the Charter Oak on the front board. In a fine dust jacket. With a preface by Ella Grasso. 39 pages of text and four illustrations.
    TB16725  $10.50



  • Havighurst, Wlater:  Land of Promise The Story of the Northwest Territory.  New York: Macmillan Company, 1946. First Edition, First printing. Very good in green cloth covered boards with a 1/4 inch paint stain on the front board and light shelf wear. In a very good dust jacket with a price clipped jacket flap, with light spine end wear & light chipping to the panel corners. The history of that area which is now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota told by the author through "legends, anecdotes and episodes."
    TB08333  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandHeermance (Compiler) , Edgar L.:  The Connecticut Guide What To See And Where To Find It.  Hartford: Emergency Relief Commission, 1935. Second Printing of June, 1935. Very good in heavy blue-green printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding with map front end papers. The spine area is well tanned and worn at its ends and the front and rear panels are moderately soiled. There is a prior owner's name neatly written on the second free end paper. A small octavo measuring 8 7/16" tall by 5 1/4" deep containing 320 pages including an index. Without a dust jacket as issued. As recognized in Jerre Mangione's study of the WPA's Federal Writer's Project on page 46, The Connecticut Guide What to See And Where To Find It "helped to clinch the plan of preparing a series of state guides that could employ the services of researchers and all kinds of writers." "Although The Connecticut Guide fell short of the standards that were later" to be established for "the American Guide Series, it did provide the model for WPA's series. This guide is also recognized in the American Guide Series volume for Connecticut as the "predecessor and inspiration" for the series.
    TB19014  $40.00



  • Hoadley, Charles:  The Public Records of the State of Connecticut from October, 1776 to February, 1778, inclusive.  Hartford: State of Connecticut, 1894. . A two volume set both volumes of which are in very good condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spines. The cloth at the lower half of the joint of Volume 1 is splitting however, the book and binding remain tight. The cloth at the heads and heels of the spines for both volumes are rubbed and in some some areas the cloth is frayed. The volumes contain the Journal of the Council of Safety from October 11, 1776 to May 6, 1778. The pages within both volumes are largely un-cut. A very uncommon set of records from the American Revolution.
    TB17156  $85.00



  • Jennings, S. H.:  Interest Tables, Six Per Cent., with Rules for Finding Interst at any Rate Per Cent..  Deep River, CT: Self published, 1897. First Edition, First printing. Very good in oblong black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. The front hinge is cracked and there is a small 1/4" hole in the gutter of the front joint and very slight rubbing at the fore corners and with the second free end paper torn out. 63 pages followed by 10 pages of text and photographs. Tables for finding the time between dates, counting either 360 or 365 days to the year. The interest tables were the author's main focal point for this publication; however, the photographs of his family and homes at Deep River, Connecticut and at what is now Oaks Bluff, Marthas Vineyard are of much greater interest to the modern reader. The introduction of the book contains two photographs of the authors palatial home in Deep River, one taken in the summer and the second during the winter. A third page shows the author's summer residence, "Owls' Nest", on Atlantic Avenue, Highland Bluff, Marthas Vineyard. The last ten pages of the book are dedicated to Marthas Vineyard. This section is illustrated with an a perspective map of the eastern end of the Island, two panoramic views of Ocean Park, Cottage City, the "Bathing Beach" at Sea View Avenue, East Chop Light and several ads for The Tinkham Cycle Company's standard Tricycles with three retouched photographs of the author on such a tricycle. A most unusual and fascinating piece of Americana.
    TB16335  $87.50



  • Click on Image to expandKelly, J. Frederick:  Early Connecticut Meetinghouses Being an Account of the Church Edifices Built Before 1830 Based Chiefly upon Town and Parish Records.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Both volumes in this two volume set are in near fine conditions in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines and across the upper edges of the front boards. The upper fore corners of the front boards for both volumes shows a minor bump. Without dust jackets as issued; however, the books are contained in a good paper covered, illustrated slip case with some wear and separation to the edges of the opening. Both volumes are quartos measuring 12" by 9". Volume I contains 332 pages and volume II contains 360 pages including an index. Both are heavily illustrated with black and white photographs some with photographic details such as doors and windows augmented with floor plans and sketches of truss work. Extremely uncommon. (Roos, 649)
    TB29622  $300.00



  • Keneally, Thomas:  The Place Where Souls Are Born.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02985  $17.50



  • Kennedy, Robert F.:  To Seek a Newer World.  Garden City: Doubleday, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Very good, slight fading at spine ends. In a very good dust jacket 3/4' chip at spine hinge & ends worn.
    TB02093  $35.00



  • Kesey, Ken:  Last Go Round.  New York: Viking, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. A true story that takes place in Pendleton, Oregon in 1911 around a broncbusting tournament.
    TB02087  $17.50



  • Kettell, Russell Hawes:  The Pine Furniture of Early New England.  New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1929. First Dover Publications Edition. Very good in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt decoration on the front board with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket. Originally published in only 1,000 first edition copies by Doubleday, Doran in 1929 this is a full reprint of the first edition containing over 200 photographs of early examples of pine furniture from New England. 229 pages of text and black and white photographs followed by 55 pages of fully detailed and dimensioned drawings.
    TB22552  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expandKnopf, Richard C.:  Anthony Wayne A Name In Arms.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text and horizontal rules on the spine and with map end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with a small prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor soiling to the front panel. 566 pages including an extensive index, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographic reproductions of contemporary works of art. Subtitled: "Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation". A significant part of the book is the Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence.
    TB27704  $30.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesLamb, George:  Series Of Plans Of Boston Showing Existing Ways And Owners Of Property 1630 - 1635 - 1640 - 1645.  Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1905. . An ex-library copy of this publication in wraps bound within a hardcover binding in good condition of 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards. An octavo measuring 9 by 5 3/4 inches with a library book plate on the front paste down, an embossed library stamp on the title page and stamped date of "Aug 24 1905". "Compiled by George Lamb, from town records, Book of Possessions, Massachusetts Bay Records, Savage's Winthrop, Lechford's Diary, Aspinwall's Notarial Records and Suffolk County Deeds." The maps are drawn to a scale of "about 600 feet to an inch." Contained within the boards are four, large fold-out maps (12 by 16 inches border to border on 16 by 17 3/4 inch pages) each which show the main roads, locate the homes and lots of identified residents and major landmarks. The pages facing each map provide the numbered list of each plot owner.
    TB28824  $225.00



  • Lambert, Edward R.:  History of The Colony of New Haven Before and After The Union With Connecticut.  Milford, Conn.: The Rotary Club of Milford, Connecticut, 1976. Reprint of 1976. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket as issued. 216 pages of text. The book's sub-title goes on to read: "particular description of the towns which composed that govenment, viz., New Haven, Milford, Guilford, Branford, Stamford, & Southold, L.I. with a notice of the town which have been set off from The Original Six." Illustrated with fifty engravings. A facsimile reprint of the 1838 edition.
    TB23738  $30.00



  • Lathrop, Elise:  Historic Houses of Early America.  New York: Tudor Publishing Co., c1927. Reprint of 1941. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and front board and with decorated end papers. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8" with two prior owner's names in pencil on the verso of the fly title page. Without its issued dust jacket. 464 pages including an index of historic houses listed by location, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs
    TB27429  $10.00



  • Click on Image to expandLaw, Judge (John):  The Colonial History of Vincennes, under the French, British and American Governments.  Vincennes: Harvey, Mason & Co., 1858. First Edition, First printing. Very good in the publisher's original blind stamped, purple cloth covered boards with faded copper text on the spine which is faded to a light brown. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is worn through and beginning to fray at the head. There is a faint dampness stain on the front paste down which did not impact on any other pages and there is a prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end paper. The text block is remarkably free of tanning and shows very little evidence of foxing. This is an address delivered by Judge Law before the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society on February 22d, 1839 with additional notes and illustrations. 156 pages of text followed by a single page of a "list of effective men belonging to Capt. Pierre Gamelin's Company at Post Vincennes, July 4th 1790". The first printing of this title (which is considered to be "quite scarce by Howes) was issued in approximately 2,000 copies at the time of the author's original address. This reprinting was augmented with additional material. (Howes, L-152; Sabin 39317)
    TB19988  $150.00



  • Click on Image to expandLove, William DeLoss, Ph.D.:  The Colonial History of Hartford Gathered from the Original Records.  Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company, 1914 with no date for reprinting. Second Edition, Limited Edition. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with printed, paper label on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with only slight rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. The first edition was published by the author and limited to only 350 numbered copies. This, the second edition, is one of only 500 copies printed. 369 pages including an index, text and illustrated with four maps two of which fold-out.
    TB30344  $90.00



  • Click on Image to expandLunny, Robert M.:  Early Maps Of North America.  Newark, NJ: The New Jersey Historical Society, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in gray-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt on black title block on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. In the remnants of the original glassine dust jacket which is torn through completely at the spine area. Signed by the author on the title page and a second time with a warm inscription at the upper fore corner of the first free end page. 48 pages of text including a check list of the maps in an exhibition. Illustrated with 26 plates of early maps from photographs.
    TB30705  $50.00



  • Click on Image to expandMann, Charles Edward:  The Sargent Family and the Old Sargent Homes.  Lynn, Mass.: Frank S. Whiten, 1919. First Edition. Good in printed wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with much of the spine area of the cover missing causing the front cover to be quite loose. 64 pages of text. One part of the larger publication titled: "Cape Ann in Story Legend and Song" which were originally published by the Gloucester Times.
    TB30091  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expandMarquis De Chastellus, Francois-Jean:  Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 an 1782 by the Marquis De Chastellux.  Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1963. . Both volumes of this two volume set are in very near fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines the cloth of which is slightly faded. Both are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6" with a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end pages. Without dust jackets as issued; however, both books are contained within a very good paper covered slip case which shows spots of foxing over its panels and rear board. Volume I contains 361 pages of text illustrated with maps and black and white images of reproductions of contemporary works of art. Volume II contains pages 365 to 688 including an index, chapter notes and text. A revised translation with introduction and notes by Howard C. Rice, Jr.
    TB23741  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expandMason, A. Hughlett:  The Journal Of Charles Mason And Jeremiah Dixon.  Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1969. First Edition. Near fine in light green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 9 1/4 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with light soiling to the panels and chipping at the ends of the spine area which has been reinforced with white tape to the verso side of the jacket. 231 pages of text including an appendix and illustrated with a frontispiece from a photograph and with line drawings and maps. Transcribed from the original in the United States National Archives.
    TB30712  $45.00



  • Mayor, A. Hyatt:  Popular Prints of the Americas.  New York: Crown Publishing, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine & front board with the lower edge of the boards lt. soiled. In a very good- dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with a number of closed tears around the edges of the panels which are also tanned at the edges. 183 pages including an index together with 195 illustrations 47 of which are in full color.
    TB13832  $21.00



  • McLeod, John Angus:  From These Stones Mars Hill College 1856-1968.  n.p.: Mars Hill College, 1968. Revised Edition of 1968. Fine in blue-gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on dark blue title block on the spine and a gilt embossed seal on the front board. In a near fine price clipped dust jacket. 327 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB22307  $10.00



  • Miller, Basil:  George Washington Carver God's Ebony Scientist.  Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1943. Fourth Edition. Near fine in tan cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8" tall by 5 1/8" deep. In a very good+ price clipped dust jacket with very light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area. A biography containing 166 pages.
    TB21833  $15.00



  • Mosser, Marjorie, and Kenneth Roberts:  Good Maine Food.  New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1939. Early reprint. Near fine in tan buckram cloth covered boards with brown decorations and text on the spine and on the front board. The front end papers are very slightly tanned as is typically seen with this title. In a poor dust jacket with upper five inches of the spine area missing and the balance faded and with a with several chips from the edges of the panels. Signed by both Marjorie Mosser and Kenneth Roberts on the first free end page. It has also been signed and inscribed to "Elva | With Love, | Clara | December 25, 1939". This was Clara Claasen, Kenneth Roberts' long-time editor at Doubleday, Doran. A fine association copy. 381 pages containing an index, recipes and an introduction by Kenneth Roberts the uncle of the author.
    TB21260  $200.00



  • Mowat, Farley:  My Discovery of America.  Boston: Little Brown, 1985. First American Edt.. Fine In a near fine dust jacket. Farley Mowat recounts his experiences at being rejected by the US Immigration and Naturization Service at the US/Canadian border in an understandably indignant but mostly humorous style.
    TB08515  $31.50



  • Nevin, David:  Eagle's Cry.  New York: Tom Doherty Assoc., 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with. modest rubbing to the fold to the front flap. An historical fiction novel dealing with the Louisiana Purchase.
    TB13286  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expandNewhall, Nancy:  Time in New England.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in charcoal gray cloth covered boards with white text stamping on the spine and on the front board with spots of foxing to the hinge areas of the end sheets. In very good+ price clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and to the folds. 248 pages of text illustrated with 106 black and white photographs by Paul Strand. The text of this volume is comprised of letters, verse, poems, journals, diary entries all written by New Englanders over the past 300 years, some obscure and some famous such as Emily Dickenson, Melville and Thoreau. A tight, clean and handsome volume with no prior owner's names, dates or book plates.
    TB20818  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expandNichols, J. L., and William H. Crogman:  Progress of a Race: Remarkable Advancement of The American Negro.  Naperville, Ill.: J. L. Nichols & Company, 1925. Revised Edition. Very near fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black text and borders on the front board. Without its issued dust jacket. 480 pages including an index. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs.
    TB21834  $75.00



  • Northwest Territory Celebration Commission:  Final Report of the Northwest Territory Celebration Commission.  Mariettta, Ohio: Northwest Territory Celebration Commission, 1938. First Edition. Near fine in heavy, yellow orange, printed wraps over a stapled binding. An octavo measuring 8 3/4" by 5 7/8" with a library call number at the upper inside corner of the front panel. Without a dust jacket as issued. 68 pages of text and tables and illustrated with black and white photographs.
    TB28449  $5.00






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