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21 Armstrong, Moses K. The Early Empire Builders of the Great West
St. Paul, Mn E. W. Porter 1901 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published 
St. Paul, Mn: E. W. Porter, 1901 St. Paul, Mn: E. W. Porter, 1901 465 pp. "Compiled and Enlarged from the Author's Early History of the Dakota Territory in 1866." Portrait front plate plus 22 B&W plates. Text and endpaperts are clean, tight and unmarked. Maroon cloth boards are bumped and faded at the spine, else clean. Gilt title on front board and spine (faded). "Near a half century ago the author of this book, at the age of eighteen years, migrated west of the Mississippi and began his life as a pioneer surveyer. This volume is compiled from his Early History of the Dakota Territory published in 1866, to which here added other pioneer sketches of early adventures, Indian wars, overland journeys and pen pictures. All the historical and descriptive sketches herein were written at the time and place wherein the scenes are laid, by the author, who was an actual participant and personal witness." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket as Published.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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22 Baird, G.W. A Report to the Citizens, Concerning Certain Disturbances on the Western Frontier Involving Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph and Geronimo Opposed in the Field By Force Under the Command of General Nelson A. ("Bear-Coat") Miles
Ashland, OR Lewis Osborne 1972 Limited Edition of 600. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
Ashland, OR: Lewis Osborne, 1972 Ashland, OR: Lewis Osborne, 1972 67 pp withB&W illustrations in text and on endpapers. Linited edition of 600 of which this is No. 269.A reissue of the account by General Miles in the Century Magazine in July of 1881. General Miles was an excellent but also extrmely ambitios officer who both effectively fought against and lafterwards lobbied for the American Indian. He was still trying to get Congress to compensate the survivors of Wounded Knee in the 1920's. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red cloth boards with gold-stamped design and titles are immaculate. A plain white paper wrapper has a little edgewear. limited edition of 600, of which this is # 269. Limited Edition of 600. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Slender 4to.. Limited Edition of 600.. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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23 Baird, Spencer F. UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY. PART II Mammals of the Boundary
Washington, D.C. Cornelius Wendell 1859 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, 1859 Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, 1859 62 pp plus 27 B&W plates. Printed to accompany the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey(1848-1855) which determined the border between the United States and Mexico as defined in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which had ended the Mexican-American War. The results of the survey were published in the three volumes entitled Report on the United States and Mexican boundary survey, made under the direction of the secretary of the Interior by William H. Emory (1857-1859). This book has the title page of the survey followed by'contents of the volume' with parts 1 & II, botany and zoology of the survey. This book is solely the zoology. Text is tight and unmarked, with some foxing. Plates 23-27 have about three -quarters of an inch of moisture stain along top edge of pages. Endpapers have previous owner's name in ink. Publisher's red cloth boards are rubbed with small loss of material at extremities. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Kent: One Hundred Years, Beattie, Joan M.
24 Beattie, Joan M. Kent: One Hundred Years
Moonlight Publishing LLC 2007 0977960358 / 9780977960354 Hardcover As New As New 
Moonlight Publishing LLC, 2007 173 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is bright and undamaged. Includes CD in pocket on endpapers An immaculate copy. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover. As New/As New. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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25 Beebe, Lucius & Clegg, Charles Virginia & Truckee A Story of the Virginia City and Comstock Times
Oakland, CA Grahame H.Hardy 1949 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hammack, E.S. And Shaw, Frederic 
Oakland, CA: Grahame H.Hardy, 1949 Oakland, CA: Grahame H.Hardy, 1949 59 pp plus bibliography. Profusely illustrated with B&W pictures and maps. text is clean, tight, unmarked, slightly yellowed. Light brown boards with a stamped outline of a locomative are clean and undamaged. There is some glue staining on the endpapers. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hammack, E.S. And Shaw, Frederic.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hammack, E.S. And Shaw, Frederic. First Edition. 
Price: 43.00 USD
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26 Bierce, Ambrose In the Midst of Life Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
NYC G.p. Putnam's Sons 1898 First Thus. Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
NYC: G.p. Putnam's Sons, 1898 NYC: G.p. Putnam's Sons, 1898 362 pp. Expanded edition.Text is clean, tight and unmarked, yellowed. Appears to have been relined. library pocket on rear end papers. Moire burgundy cloth boards have considerable rubbing, front hinge starting to split. First Thus. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Ex-Library.. First Thus.. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Illinois Crime Book, Bill Nunes
27 Bill Nunes Illinois Crime Book
Illinois Bill Nunes 2002 0964693429 / 9780964693425 Paperback Very Good Signed
Illinois: Bill Nunes, 2002 180 pp with B&W illustrations throughout text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Signed by author, with a dedication in another hand. Covers have a touch of shelfwear.. Signed by Author. Large Format Soft Cover. Very Good. Privately Printed. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Rock Creek, a Retrospective of One Hundred Years, Bone, Alice Keach
28 Bone, Alice Keach Rock Creek, a Retrospective of One Hundred Years
Illinois Rock Creek Presbyterian Church 1922 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Illinois: Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, 1922 Illinois: Rock Creek Presbyterian Church, 1922 125 pp with B&W photo illustrations throughout. Rock Creek Church is in, Illinois northwest of Springfield in Menard County. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Brown cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are bumped at extremities. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Privately Printed.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Medical America in the Nineteenth Century, Brieger, Gert H. (ed)
29 Brieger, Gert H. (ed) Medical America in the Nineteenth Century
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins Press 1972 0801812372 / 9780801812378 Presumed First. Hardcover Very Good Fair 
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1972 338 pp. Essays on medical practice and theory, hospital conditions, surgery and medical education in the nineteenth century. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, tiny remainder mark on page edges. DJ has several closed tears and some rubbing, now in mylar wrappers. British edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Presumed First.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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30 Brinkbaumer, Klaus & Hoges, Clemens The Voyage of the Vizcaina The Mystery of Christopher Columbus's Last Ships
Harcourt 2004 0151011869 / 9780151011865 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Harcourt, 2004 Harcourt, 2004 328 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, "as new." Maps of Columbus's voyages on endpapers. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged save for a little shelfwear. In mylar jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. First American Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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31 Brodhead, Michael J. A soldier-Scientist in the American Southwest Being a Narrative of the Travels of Elliott Coues, Assistant Surgeon, U.S.A., With His Observations Upon Naturl History
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. The Arizona Historical Society 1973 Paperback Very Good 
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.: The Arizona Historical Society, 1973 74 pp. with 4 color plates and a B&W portrait of the author frontis. The Arizona Historical Society historical monograph No. 1. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, covers are clean and undamaged with a little sunning around edges. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Soft Cover. Very Good. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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32 Brown, Henry Collins (ed) Valentine's Manual of Old New York 1924 Dedicated to the Museum of the City of New York
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1924 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
New York: Valentine's Manual Inc., 1924 New York: Valentine's Manual Inc., 1924 386 pp with color and B&W illustrations . A collection of pieces on the history of New York City from its founding to Calvin Coolidge. text is clean, tight, unmarked, end papers are yellowed, foxed.Protective tissue covers frontis colored illustration of Gracie mansion. Blue cloth boards are bumped at corners, quite sun-darkened at spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Cloth. Good/No Jacket.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 46.00 USD
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The Peoples of Canada, a Comprehensive History Hardcover Edition, Bumsted, J. M.
33 Bumsted, J. M. The Peoples of Canada, a Comprehensive History Hardcover Edition
Toronto, ON, Canada Oxford University Press 1992 0195406907 / 9780195406900 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Toronto, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press, 1992 Toronto, ON, Canada: Oxford University Press, 1992 442 pp with B&W maps and illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Library markings on spine, title page and front endpapers. Green boards with pastedown illustration are VG, clean and undamaged. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ex-Library.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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The Captain Remembers: The Papers of Captain Richard Irby, Captain Richard Irby (1825 -1902)
34 Captain Richard Irby (1825 -1902) The Captain Remembers: The Papers of Captain Richard Irby
Virginia The Nottoway County Historical Association 1975 Paperback Near Fine Signed
Virginia: The Nottoway County Historical Association, 1975 Virginia: The Nottoway County Historical Association, 1975 124 pp with BV&W illustrations in text. The material for this book, published by the Nottoway County Historical Association, was taken from three books published by Captain Irby and now out-of-print: "The Nottoway Greys," "The History of Randolf-Macon College and "Bird-Notes and Other Sketches." plus a collection of letters written to Virginia Jordan's grandmother by Captain Irby. The Captain was a commissioned officer in the Confederate Army, he saw action and was wounded at the Battle of Second Manassa. After the war and a career in business Irby became Randolf Macon College's Secretary and Treasurer from 1886 until 1902, resigning only shortly before his death. He also served as a trustee of the college for 50 years. He was the author of the first history of Randolf-Macon, in the late 1890s and the college has him to thank for collecting and preserving many of its old records. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Grey paper covers are clean and undamaged. By Author on FFP. Soft Cover. Near Fine.. Signed by Author(s). Paperback. Near Fine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Carpenter's Folly Vol 1, No. 1 Flat Earth Society Only Existing Copy, Carpenter, William
35 Carpenter, William Carpenter's Folly Vol 1, No. 1 Flat Earth Society Only Existing Copy
Baltimore, MD Self-published 1887 1st Edition. Paperback 
Baltimore, MD: Self-published, 1887 Carpenter, William. Carpenter's Folly Vol 1, No. 1 The Flat Earth Society. Baltimore, MD: Self-published, 1887. 1st Edition. 6" x 9". Pamphlet. 8 pp. Only known surviving copy of first issue of William Carpenter's Flat Earth movement newsletterpublished in 1887 William Carpenter, (1830 - 1896) a printer originally from Greenwich, England, was America's leading proponant of the Flat Earth theory. Hepublished "Theoretical Astronomy Examined and Exposed - Proving the Earth not a Globe" in 1864 under the name Common Sense. He later emigrated to Baltimore where he published "A Hundred Proofs the Earth is not a Globe" in 1885. Carpenter was a desciple of the English writer, Samuel Rowbotham,(1816-1885), who produced a pamphlet, with Carpenter's assistance, called Zetetic Astronomy in 1849 arguing again for a Flat Earth. He also published "Carpenter's Folly" of which only a few, possibly just two, issues were printed in 1887. Pages age-discolored, edges lightly chipped. $850.00 Size: 6" x 9". 1st Edition.. Pamphlet. Pamphlet. First Edition. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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The Silent Traveler in Boston, Chiang Yee
36 Chiang Yee The Silent Traveler in Boston
W.w. norton & Co. 1959 Fifth Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
W.w. norton & Co., 1959 W.w. norton & Co., 1959 275 pp with 16 color plates and line drawings by the author. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Gift inscription on the first free page. Beige cloth boards are undamaged. Dust jacket intact with a little yellowing to spine. Now in protective mylar. Fifth Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.. Fifth Printing.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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37 Church, Peggy Pond The House at Otowi Bridge - the Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos
University of New Mexico Press 1966 1st Ed. Hardcover Good Good Minus Boyd, Connie Fox Signed
University of New Mexico Press, 1966 University of New Mexico Press, 1966 149 pgs. Line illustrations. Text clean and unmarked. Dedication on front endpaper. DJ slightly soiled with small tear. Black marker line on top. Signed by Author. 1st Ed. Hard Cover. Good/Good Minus. Illus. by Boyd, Connie Fox. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Ed.. Hardcover. Good/Good Minus. Illus. by Boyd, Connie Fox. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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The Prairie, Cooper, James Fenimore
38 Cooper, James Fenimore The Prairie
New York A.L. Burt 1890 Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt, 1890 New York: A.L. Burt, 1890 408 pp Publication date is aproximate but an inscription on the flyleaf is dated 1896. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, yellowed. Red cloth boards are clean, Gutter hingess cracked fore and aft but holding. Red cloth boards are rubbed at extremities. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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39 Cope, Edward Drinker Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories Volume III Tertiary Vertebrata Book 1
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office 1884 1st Edition. Hardcover Fair 
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1884 Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1884 1009 pp with 75 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Boards are rubbed, front hinge cracked, tail of spine chipped, tears to head of spine have been repaired, This enormous book (24 lb) was probably unstable binding-wise from the day it rolled off the press, nontheless the illustrations are superb. Please contact seller before requesting overseas shipping. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. Thick Quarto. Ex-Library.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Fair. First Edition. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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40 Cottrell, Steve Carthage in the Civil War
Carthage, MO City of Carthage 1990 Hardcover Very Good Plus 
Carthage, MO: City of Carthage, 1990 44 pp with maps and B&W illustrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Beige paper covers are clean with a dogear to front cover. Slender 8vo. Size: Slender 8vo.. Stapled Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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