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Image for An Indian Sorcerer Performing His Ceremonies Over the Sick [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

An Indian Sorcerer Performing His Ceremonies Over the Sick [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Brownell, Charles de Wolf

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Hartford, American Publishing Company: 1852

Seller ID: 41889

Condition: Very Good


Wood Engraving; 1 pages; Interesting hand-colored wood engraving from Charles de Wolf Brownell’s The Indian Races of North and South America. Image measures 4" X 5 1/4" (14" x 11" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. "Among the important personages in nearly every tribe upon the American Continent, except those whose habits have been changed by civilization, are the 'pow-wows,' as they were termed in New England, whose incantations were used to relieve the sick and wounded, or to secure success in war and other public undertakings.' View more info

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Tisquantum, or Squanto, The Guide and Interpreter of the Colonists [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Brownell, Charles de Wolf

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Hartford, American Publishing Company: 1853

Seller ID: 41890

Condition: Very Good


Wood Engraving; 1 pages; Interesting hand-colored wood engraving from Charles de Wolf Brownell’s The Indian Races of North and South America. Image measures 7" X 4 1/4" (14" x 11" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Tisquantum (c. 1585 – 1622), whose is commonly known as Squanto, was one of the last of the Patuxet, a Native North American people living on the western coast of Cape Cod Bay, who were annihilated by an epidemic infection. Squanto was an early liaison between the native populations in Southern New England and the Mayflower settlers, who made t... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 4 with Steel Engraving of Delaware Water Gap by Hinshelwood after Granville Perkins

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38668

Condition: Good


73-96 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 4 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 73 through 96 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. ... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 5 with Steel Engraving The Rocky Mountains by Hinshelwood after Whitteredge

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38669

Condition: Good


97-120 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 5 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 97 through 120 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country.... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 14 with Steel Engraving of City of Louisville

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38671

Condition: Good


313-336 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 14 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 313 through 336 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our count... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 20 with Steel Engraving of Mouth of the Moodna on the Hudson

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38672

Condition: Good


457-480 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 20 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 457 through 480 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our count... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 25 with Steel Engraving of Philadelphia from Belmont

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38673

Condition: Good


9-32 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 25 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 9 through 32 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. ... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 30 with Steel Engraving of Lake Superior engraved by Hinshelwood after William Bart

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38674

Condition: Good


129-152 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separating at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition, but for faint tide mark at margin of upper outside corner. This is Part 30 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 129 through 152 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, ... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 40 with Steel Engraving of The Smoky Mountains

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38676

Condition: Good


369-392 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separated at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 40 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 369 through 392 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our countr... View more info

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PICTURESQUE AMERICA, OR THE LAND WE LIVE IN - Part 42 with Steel Engraving of East Rock New Haven

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38677

Condition: Good


417-440 pages; Wrappers are edgeworn and separated at spine, steel engraving and other illustrations are clean and in Very Good condition. This is Part 42 of the 48 numbers comprising pages 417 through 440 of the complete work Picturesque America. The individual parts were sent to subscribers in loose gatherings housed in blue printed wrappers as they were published; then subscribers would have them bound to their specifications. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our countr... View more info

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Great Falls, New River [ Virginia ] [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1872

Seller ID: 41789

Condition: Very Good


from Picturesque America; Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A beautifully hand-colored engraving from Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant. Image measures 6 3/4" x 7" (14" x 11" matted). Two men with long oars are manning a long boat laden with cargo at the center of the River; navigating the difficulties presented by the rock strewn Falls. Matted in white stock with clear mylar. From the text: "The river, half a mile or more in width, foams and dashes over the ledges formed by the peculiar stratification... with great but not unmusical violence in some places; while ... View more info

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Peaks of Otter [ Virginia ] [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1872

Seller ID: 41792

Condition: Very Good


from Picturesque America; Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A beautifully hand-colored engraving of the Peaks of Otter in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia from Picturesque America by William Cullen Bryant. Image measures 7" x 6" (11" x14" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. The mountain peaks are depicted in the river valley with a cabin on a nearby hill and a family gathering berries on the hillside in the foreground. A very charming pastoral scene with the impressive Peaks of Otter at the center. From the text: "The peaks have been made familiar by repeat... View more info

Image for Charles W. Quantrell - A True History of his Guerrilla Warfare on the Missouri and Kansas Border during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865 [Cover title: A True Story of Chas. W. Quantrell and His Guerrilla Band]

Charles W. Quantrell - A True History of his Guerrilla Warfare on the Missouri and Kansas Border during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865 [Cover title: A True Story of Chas. W. Quantrell and His Guerrilla Band]

By: Burch, John P. ; Captain Harrison Trow

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Vega, Texas, J.P. Burch: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39985

Condition: Very Good+


266 pages; As told by Captain Harrison Trow, one who followed Quantrell through his whole course. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original dark red cloth binding with gilt lettering and image of Quantrell [actually William Clarke Quantrill] on front board. B&W illustrations. OCLC: 734750 "written just as Captain Harrison Trow told it to John P. Burch, [this book presents] accounts of fights that he participated in, narrow escapes experienced, dilemmas it seemed almost impossible to get out of, and also other battles; the life of the James boys and Youngers a... View more info

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IN MEMORIUM HONORABLE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Proceedings of the Bar & Officers of the Supreme Court of the United States

By: Burger, Chief Justice Warren E.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Washington, U.S. Supreme Court: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39736

Condition: Very Good+


53 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Issued upon the death of Justice William O. Douglas, this contains the remarks of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Solicitor General McCabe, Judge Fletcher, Professor Countryman, Judge Rifkind, and a lengthy address by Justice Abe Fortas. William Orville Douglas (1898 –1980) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States for 36 years and 209 days (1939–75), the longest term in the history of the Supreme Court. Douglas holds a number of records as a Supreme Court Justice, including the most opinions. Douglas w... View more info

Social Science and the Future of Democracy Report of a Colloquium held at the Harvard Club of New York City on March 23, 1939

By: Burlingame, Roger

Price: $5.94

Publisher: New York, Harvard Alumni Bulletin: 1939

Seller ID: 38769

Condition: Very Good-


Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers, which are edgeworn and dust soiled. Burlingame's report is well written and entertaining. He skillfully summarizes the contributions of each of the participants in the colloquium and knits them together with the intercourse that endued. Participants included Dean Landis, Professor Brinton, Professor Friedrich, Professor Slichter, Dean Williams, etc. The author William Roger Burlingame (1889-1967) graduated from Harvard University in 1913. After serving with the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I, he returned to A... View more info

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OATS AND BARLEY ON NEW YORK FARMS - BULLETIN 376, SEPTEMBER 1937

By: Bussell, F. P.

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Ithaca, Cornell University: 1937

Seller ID: 41734

Condition: Very Good


Cornell Extension Bulletin 376; 25 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Photograph illustrations. OCLC: 632420704 ; 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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SKETCHES OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY - Sacred and Profane, From the Creation of the World to the Year 1818 of the Christian Era, ... extended to the year 1822

By: Butler, Frederick

Price: $37.94

Publisher: Hartford, Oliver D. Cooke: 1822

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 39402

Condition: Very Good-


412 pages; Text and plates unmarked and tight in original full leather binding with gilt at spine (crazed), rubbed at extremeties and edges of spine. Quite a charming early 19th century American binding. Former owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, "The End" written in ink on last page of text, , scattered foxing, one signature protrudes slightly, lacks ffep. Frontispiece engraving depicts Nebuchadnezzar's Vision of the Image; additional full page plates include: Death of Cesar, William Tell, Discovery of America, Inauguration of President Washington, Death of Lews XVI, Conflagrati... View more info

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THE NEGRO QUESTION

By: Cable, George W. ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $149.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1903

Seller ID: 42389

Condition: Very Good+


vi, (2), 173 pages; Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with pink lettering at spine and front board. Original owner's name on ffep - "H. Jennings." George Washington Cable (1844 – 1925) was a southern American novelist notable for his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the first modern southern writer." Toward the end of his literary career Cable turned his attention away from popular fiction and instead focussed his writing on social issues and reform. The book on offer here The Negro Question and another wor... View more info

Image for HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA from Its Discovery to the Present Time Comprising also a full description of its climate, surface, soil, rivers, towns, beasts, birds, fishes, state of its society, agriculture... &c. With a Journal of the Voyage from New York, to San Francisco, and back, Via Panama

HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA from Its Discovery to the Present Time Comprising also a full description of its climate, surface, soil, rivers, towns, beasts, birds, fishes, state of its society, agriculture... &c. With a Journal of the Voyage from New York, to San Francisco, and back, Via Panama

By: Capron, E. S

Price: $499.95

Publisher: Boston / Cleveland, John P. Jewett / Jewett, Proctor and Worthington: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42281

Condition: Very Good


xi, (1), 356 pages; Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding, worn at spine ends, faded at edges. Large folding colour map frontispiece with repaired 4" closed tear at inner edge. Pale yellow endpapers clean and unmarked, hinges intact; one signature prominent, otherwise quite a nice example of this early history. Folding colour lithographed map of California with an inset of San Francisco, by J.H. Colton, dated 1854. OCLC 870591811. Howes C127. Wheat Maps of California Gold Region 254. Sabin 10764. Elisha Capron describes the history, natural history, and geography of the sta... View more info

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SAGA OF ERIE SPORTS [Autographed]

By: Carney, John G. [SIGNED]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Erie, John G. Carney: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40219

Condition: Near Fine


Autograph; 303 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED by the AUTHOR to George Blair dated 1957. Endpapers toned, otherwise clean and tight in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. The first 100 pages are devoted to the history of baseball in Erie. The entire book is punctuated with vintage photographs of individual athletes and teams. A really wonderful accounting of the development of various sports in Erie, Pennsylvania. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a chara... View more info