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The World is at your Door

By: Anonymous

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Kansas City, TWA - Trans World Airline: 1946

Seller ID: 37121

Condition: Very Good


A quadri-fold broadsheet, richly illustrated and printed in tones of red, tan, blue and black. Dated on the TWA copyright slug in the margin: "March, 1946." This handsomely designed sheet was issued to promote TWA's stunning proposal to offer a round-the-world air service. The routes already approved by the Civil Aeronautics Board are in depicted in bold red lines; the proposed routes to complete the circumnavigation service were added in dotted lines. After breaking Pan American World Airways' legal designation as the United States' sole international carrier, TWA began trans-Atla... View more info

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AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC for the use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, Mariners, and all Families - 1866

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Lowell, MA, Dr. J. C. Ayer & Company: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37137

Condition: Very Good-


Former owner's name at top of front wrapper, corners of wrappers creased with marginal chipping, string loop run through upper left corner, general light dust soiling. Starts off with an astrological chart and cures (Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, etc) for various ailments, then presents the month by with astronomical information and various interesting and humorous anecdotes and notes on historic anniversaries. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Constitution and By-Laws of the St. Andrews Society of Baltimore of the State of Maryland

By: Anonymous

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Baltimore Market Journal: 1877

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38919

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and image of Saint Andrew on front board. Includes a Preface, the Constitution and the By-Laws, a List of founding Members of 1806 (compiled by Rev. John T. Craig), List of Officers (1806 thru 1875), and a List of Honorary Members (1807-1869) . From the website of the Society: "Our Society was founded in 1806, in the city of Baltimore, not long after the American Revolution. The purpose was to raise and keep money available to help Scottish immigrants, seamen and descendants of Scots in times of need; and to mai... View more info

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Cherrelyn Horse Car, Denver Colo.

By: Anonymous

Price: $4.94

Publisher: Denver, Barkalow Bros.: 1907

Seller ID: 39236

Condition: Very Good-


1 pages; An illustrated trade card for Cherrelyn Horse Car, Denver Colorado. Very Good with a faint crease at upper right corner. Charming image of an open car on rails with the conductor/driver, four passengers ana a horse aboard. A popular tourist attraction that operated from 1883 to 1910 in Denver, Colorado. The Cherrelyn Line was built in 1883 by the Southside Investment Company and operated until 1910. Hitched to a single car at Hampden and Broadway, the horse pulled the car up a steep Broadway hill one-and-a-half miles to a small shopping area called Cherrelyn. At this high poi... View more info

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AMERICAN MUSEUM Claverton Manor; Bath

By: Anonymous

Price: $6.94

Publisher: Bath, Claverton Manor: 1962

Seller ID: 39859

Condition: Near Fine


12 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Illustrations (b&w) throughout. OLC: 66528533 Date is approximate, not printed in book. The American Museum in Britain is based at Claverton Manor, near Bath, England, in a house, designed by Jeffry Wyatville and built in the 1820s on the site of a manor bought by Ralph Allen in 1758, replacing the manor house built by Ralph of Shrewsbury around 1340. The museum was founded by two antique collectors, an American, Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 – May 20, 1994)[7] and a Briton, John Judkyn (1913 – July 27, 1963)[8] and opened to th... View more info

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Songs of the Show Boat A Collection of Favorite Songs That Will Never Grow Old

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.94

Publisher: N.p., General Foods Corp.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40796

Condition: Very Good-


66 pages; Publisher's pictorial wrappers. A book generated from a radio program sponsored by Maxwell House coffee. The rear cover has recipies and testimonials from Maxwell House spokeswoman "Maria" on the verso, the recto has an image of "Captain Henry" enjoying a cup of coffee, and an image of the Maxwell House "vita-fresh" can, in vivid green and red. Musical notation throughout, with small images. Minor cover soiling, and a few light pencil marks on the rear cover. View more info

PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS AND THE RAILROAD SCENERY OF PENNSYLVANIA

By: Anonymous

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1875

Seller ID: 41114

Condition: Very Good-


110; 50 pages; With 225 Illustrations and a double-page map of Philadelphia. OCLC: 3661579 Original brown cloth binding worn at spine ends and corners, lacks free endpapers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Image for Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe  including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"

Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"

By: Anonymous

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Genève [but probably Paris], Ch.- J. Panckoucke: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41470

Condition: Very Good


On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart from some moderate fraying and loss at the corners and erosion of the top cap of the spine, exposing the headband. The origi... View more info

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The New England Primer Improved for the Most Easy Attaining the True Reading of English To Which is Added the Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism

By: Anonymous

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Hartford, Ira Webster: 1844

Seller ID: 41619

Condition: Good+


Unpaginated pages; Original leather backed paper covered wood boards. Binding worn, with about half the leather spine now missing and a couple of small pieces of the blue paper, revealing the thin slivers of wood boards. Minor damage to the rear endpapers. This is a 19th century edition of the original 1777 edition of the renowned New England Primer, published in Boston by Edward Draper. (see Heartman 60). This splendid facsimile was issued by Ira Webster in Hartford, Connecticut in 1844. 3 page prefatory material, introduction and an advertisement for this edition, then follows the fronti... View more info

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HISTORY OF BATTLE-FLAG DAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1879

By: Anonymous

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Hartford, Lockwood & Merritt: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41728

Condition: Very Good


290 pages; Original owner's name on ffep (John Tweedy) and two pages noting James Brattle Burbank (first as Major in the Official Order of the Day for the Parade and later as General with the Twentieth Infantry). Otherwise the text is clean and tight in original royal blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt decoration (image of tattered U.S. and Connecticut flags) on front cover. Some wear at spine and corners, still a nice example of this scarce book. John Tweedy was the son-in-law of Brigadier General James Brattle Burbank, U.S.A., who was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1... View more info

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The Glory of Maryland as depicted by the Hauenstein Murals in the Maryland Room of Olney Inn, Olney, Maryland

By: Anonymous

Price: $17.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Schneidereith & Sons: 1939

Seller ID: 42215

Condition: Very Good+


12 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. The Olney Inn was a very popular restaurant just outside Washington, DC. President Franklin Roosevelt and many other notable politicians dined there. The Hauenstein Murals were a major attraction adding to the historic ambience. View more info

Drug Store of Washington and Lee, Alexandria, VA. [ Leadbeater's Apothecary ]

By: Apothecary, E. S. Leadbeater & Bro.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Photo Card Printing: 1920

Seller ID: 41840

Condition: Very Good+


Postcard; 1 pages; Subject:Interior of E. S. Leadbeater & Bro. Apothecary - Alexandria, Virginia with two gentlemen standing behind the counters on either side in front of shelves filled with bottles [Prohibition?]. Type: Real Photo Post Card (RPPC) Location: Alexandria, Virginia U.S.A. Era: Divided back, standard size,White Border (c. 1915-1930) Printed by: Photo Card Studios, 108 North Greene Street Baltimore, Md. Condition: Unposted, quite nice condition. Edward Stabler started the business in 1792. Stabler sold to a variety of city and country residents – from Martha Was... View more info

Image for Appleton's Illustrated Hand-Book of American Cities  Comprising the Principal Cities in the United States and Canada, With Outlines of Through Routes, and Railway Maps

Appleton's Illustrated Hand-Book of American Cities Comprising the Principal Cities in the United States and Canada, With Outlines of Through Routes, and Railway Maps

By: Appleton and Company

Price: $274.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1876

Seller ID: 41987

Condition: Very Good


(12 ads), v, (3), 160, (20 ads) pages; Contents clean and secure in original red cloth binding, decoratively stamped in black. Illustrated with 4 small maps and more than 70 small engravings of cit views and landmarks. Cloth binding darkened along sides, worn at spine ends, rubbed at corners. D. Appleton & Company began publishing Appletons' travel guide books for railway travel in the United States in the 1840s. The Guide to American Cities offered here was first issued in 1876, coinciding with the opening of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. From the Preface: "the present work ... View more info

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STUART DAVIS Memorial Exhibition, 1894-1964

By: Arnason. H. H.

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Washington, National Collection of Fine Arts: 1965

Seller ID: 39360

Condition: Very Good+


Exhibition at National Collection of Fine Arts May 28 -July 5, 1965; 98 pages; Clean and tight in orignial colour wrappers. Introduction by H.H. Arnason. Includes Foreword, Acknowledgments, Lenders to the Exhibition, Introduction, Murals by Stuart Davis, Catalogue of the Exhibition, Brief Chronology of Davis' Life and Work, Selected Bibliography, Selected Exhibitions. "Stuart Davis is insistently and delightfully American -- not only in subject, but more profoundly in style and attitude. Yet Americanism in Davis is not provincialism or limitation; it is affirmation, a strengthening... View more info

Image for High on the Wild with Hemingway A Pictorial Recollection

High on the Wild with Hemingway A Pictorial Recollection

By: Arnold, Lloyd R. ; [ Ernest Hemingway ]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Caldwell, Caxton Printers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41825

ISBN: 1122326289

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


343 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding with pictorial endpapers in bright fresh dustjacket (red NOT faded). A pictorial recollection of "Papa" Hemingway by a close friend and photographer. Spans the years from 1939 to 1961, highlighting Hemingway's time in Idaho. Lloyd "Pappy" Arnold was Sun Valley Resort's first official photographer. Averell Harriman, of the Union Pacific which owned the resort, lured Ernest Hemingway and his soon to be third wife Martha Gellhorn to visit Sun Valley in September 1939. "Pappy" Arnold was assigned to accompany Hemingway o... View more info

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Roscoe Pound and the Resurgence of Juristic Idealism

By: Aronson, Moses J.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Journal of Social Philosophy: 1940

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38762

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 37 pages; Clean and tight in original gray printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly toned. Published as a reprint from the Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 6, No... 1940, pp. 47-83. This copy has been inscribed "To Mr. Crawford M. Bishop / with the high regards of / M. J. Aronson"; Signed by Author View more info

A HISTORY OF THE ERECTION AND DEDICATION OF THE MONUMENT TO GENERAL JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE

By: Ashmore, Otis ; [ Charles Francis Adams ]

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia Historical Society: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39136

Condition: Near Fine


Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol VII, Part II; 54 pages; Clean and tight in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Scarce item of Georgia history in excellent condition and embellished with the wonderful bookplate of Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915), grandson of John Quincy Adams on the front pastedown. This bookplate was devised and first used by John Quincy Adams as here described: "The shield was divided quarterly. In the first quarter was an adaptation of the deer, pine, and fish device his father had adopted to commemorate his achievements in the ... View more info

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Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge Construction Brochures (Eight brochures, each with a large photographic image)

By: Associated Oil Company

Price: $84.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Associated Oil Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40318

Condition: Very Good-


Collection of brochures with printed photographic images marking the step-by-step construction of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridges. OCLC: 794190814 (citing only 3 libraries with entries). The two-leaf brochures are printed on laid paper with the watermark "U.S.A. -- Rising Red" of B.D. Rising Paper Company of Housatonlc, Massachusetts. The gravure photographic images measure 24 cm x 18.75cm (full brochure leaf measures 30.5cm x 23.5cm) Of the original twelve brochures, eight are offerred here are: no. 1. Challenge; no. 3. Ayala's Return; no. 5. Colossus of the Pa... View more info

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Aerial Circus (Two leaf brochures with a large photographic image of Oakland Bay Bridge under construction)

By: Associated Oil Company

Price: $19.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Associated Oil Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40319

Condition: Very Good


Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge Construction Brochures ; Vol. 8; No. 8 of a collection of brochures with printed photographic images marking the step-by-step construction of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridges. OCLC: 794190814 (citing only 3 libraries with entries). The two-leaf brochures are printed on laid paper with the watermark from B.D. Rising Paper Company of Housatonlc, Massachusetts. The gravure photographic image measures 24 cm x 18.75cm (full brochure leaf measures 30.5cm x 23.5cm) This is no. 8. Aerial Circus. View more info

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THE RAILROAD STORY - Science, Research, and Railroad Progress

By: Association of American Railroads

Price: $6.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Association of American Railroads: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37004

Condition: Near Fine


31 pages. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. History of railroads, technological innovations, etc. Wonderful historic photographs. Clean, nice, no tears, no marks. OCLC: 21710039 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info