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Image for How America can Easily and Quickly Prevent Wars Forever

How America can Easily and Quickly Prevent Wars Forever

By: Carnovale, Luigi

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Chicago, n.p.: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36988

Condition: Fine


35 pages; without the necessity of a League of Nations, of a World Court, of treaties of alliance, of entanglements of any sort on the part of the United States itself with the nations of Europe and with the nations of other parts of the world, without the necessity of insisting on the Monroe Doctrine; and even without the necessity of eliminating the causes of wars -- An Original, Independent Peace Plan - the simplest and most practical. OCLC: 4695766; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character ... View more info

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THE INNER LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Six Months at the White House

By: Carpenter, Franceis B.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Hurd and Houghton: 1869

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 39648

Condition: Good


Former owner's name on ffep in pencil - "A. D. Warren / East Killingly, CT" owner of the A.D. Warren Thread company of Worcester, Mass. Contents are clean and tight in original light brown cloth binding, cloth is worn and rippled. chipped at spine ends, and gilt lettering at spine had rubbed away. Artist Francis B. Carpenter came to the White House in 1864 to create a painting to commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. He spent several months set up in the state dining room paintng and observing Lincoln at work and listening to the many anecdotes and recitations L... View more info

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The Virginia Calendar for Engagements -- 1963 Week by Week

By: Chamberlain, Samuel ; (photographer)

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39206

Condition: Near Fine


108 pages; Spiral bound engagement calendar with one small notation (4 words) otherwise pristine in original printed box. Beautifully illustrated with 52 full page duotone photographs of Virginia by Samuel Chamberlain. View more info

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SPEECH of Mr. J. R. CHANDLER, of PENN., ON THE ADMISSION OF CALIFORNIA

By: Chandler, J. R

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Gideon and Co.: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36997

Condition: Very Good+


15 pages; Removed Document. Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States, March 28, 1850. OCLC: 906711; 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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THEIR TRACKLESS WAY A Book of Memories

By: Chapin, Adele Le Bourgeois ; [SIGNED and inscribed to Mrs. Hennen Jennings ]

Price: $199.94

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42337

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; (xvi), 330 pages; Clean and secure in original slate blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Inscribed by the Author on ffep to Mary [Mrs. Hennen Jennings] - "To Dear Mary / with my love in memory / of our happy hitch / January [?] 19th to 26th 1933 / 2221 Massachusetts Ave / from Adele" Adele Chapin (1862-1938) was born in Belmont Plantation, St James, Louisiana to Louis Sosthenes LeBourgeois and Elizabeth Ann Charless. She grew up on the family plantation and was educated first at home with tutors preparing her three Yale-bound brothers and then at the Mrs... View more info

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GAZETTE FRANCOISE, A Facsimile Reprint of a Newspaper Printed at Newport on the Printing Press of the French Fleet in American Waters During the Revolutionary War

By: Chapin, Howard M.

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1926

Seller ID: 41445

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original binding of navy blue cloth spine over cream coloured boards. Contents quite Fine, faint linear shadow at front cover. Four page printed prospectus laid-in. Limited Edition of only 300 copies printed on Arches hand-made paper by Douglas C. McMurtrie, completed in November, 1926. This copy bears the handsome bookplate of Harris D. Colt. The Gazette Francoise newspaper translated various news items printed in American newspapers to keep the officers and men of the French Fleet in American Waters During the Revolutionary War abreast of political events in this emergi... View more info

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Morgan's Rifleman - South [ Hand-colored engraving ]

By: Chappel, A. ; John C. McRae (engraver)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Selmar Hess: 1870

Seller ID: 41856

Condition: Very Good


Engraving; 1 pages; A wonderful hand-coloured engraving of a volunteer rifleman from Virginia during the War for Independence. Image measures 7" x 9 1/4" (14" x 11" matted). Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Engraved by John C. McRae based upon the painting by A. Chappel. Published by Selmar Hess. This engraving of soldier under Daniel Morgan's command, wearing buckskins and walking on forest path with rifle, nicely detailed depiction of the typical attire and weapons of these18th century American soldiers. General Daniel Morgan was commander of a rifle company dur... View more info

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Massacre at Fort Mimms Hand Colored Steel Engraving

By: Chappel, Alonzo ; (John Rogers)

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Fry and Company: 1860

Seller ID: 41894

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; Excellent 19th Century steel engraving with modern hand coloring, depicting Massacre at Fort Mimms, an attack on settlers and allied Native Americans on August 30, 1813, by the Red Stick faction of the Creeks. Public outcry sparked the initial military action against the Creek Nation that would usher in the Creek War of 1813-14. Beautifully engraved (perhaps by John Rogers) after an original painting by Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887). Image measures 5 5/8" x 7 1/8" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. "In th... View more info

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Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry

By: Charles, Patrick J.

Price: $7.94

Publisher: Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books: 2019

Seller ID: 42397

Condition: Near Fine


555 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. ARC. No markings or tears. This accessible legal history describes the way in which the Second Amendment was interpreted throughout most of American history and shows that today's gun-rights advocates have drastically departed from the long-held interpretation of the right to bear arms.This illuminating study traces the transformation of the right to arms from its inception in English and colonial American law to today's impassioned gun-control debate. As historian and legal scholar Patrick J. Charles shows, what the right to arms ... View more info

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250 YEARS OF ART IN PENNSYLVANIA

By: Chew, Paul A.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Greensburg, Westmoreland County museum of Art: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40425

Condition: Very Good+


Former owner's name on front wrapper - William P. Campbell, art historian and former curator for American Art at the National Gallery of Art. Illustrated with more than 200 black-and-white reproductions of art works from Pennsylvania dating from the 1700s to the 1900s. Illustrations are preceded by a section describing the art work in detail and, in some cases, discussing the artist. OCLC: 1865128; 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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WINSLOW HOMER A Symposium

By: Cikovsky, Nicolai

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, National Gallery of Art: 1990

Seller ID: 41371

ISBN: 0300075200

Condition: Near Fine


Studies in the History of Art Series, Na; 156 pages; Softcover quarto. Former owner's name on ffep. Six lengthy essays on the art of Winslow Homer by Lucretia Giese, Roger B. Stein, Henry Adams, David Park Curry, and David Tatham. ; 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

Cecil County Maryland - 1800 Census

By: Clark, Raymond B.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland Genealogical Society: 1972

Seller ID: 40931

Condition: Very Good+


24 pages; Contents clean and tight in original yellow printed wrappers. A listing of the residents of Cecil County, MD in the year 1800 View more info

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On an Island That Cost $24.00 [ including The Unbroken Chain ]

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41334

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


347 pages; Publisher's blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in blind on the front cover which also has a pictorial pattern depicting a Manhattan street vista stamped in blind. The title, of course, refers to Manhattan island, and its alleged original purchase price by the Dutch from its native seasonal occupants. Stories of New York life by the writer and humorist Irvin S. Cobb. While Cobb was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and won national fame for his Judge Priest stories, he moved to New York in 1904 to work as a journalist. Early success earned him a job offer from Joseph P... View more info

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The Acropolis of America - An Address by Honorable Ross Collins of Mississippi, before the House of Representatives April 4, 1940

By: Collins, Ross

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Washington, Library of Congress: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39598

Condition: Very Good


24 pages; Clean and tight in original gray printed wrappers. Representative Collins extolls the virtues of the Library of Congress, recounts some of its history and addresses the relocation of the Army Medical Library. OCLC 503942214 View more info

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Santuarios de Altura en la Region de la Laguna Brava in CHUNGARA Revista De Antropologia Chilena - Volume 35, No. 2 (2003)

By: Cologero M. Santoro Vargas

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Arica, Chile, Universidad de Tarapaca: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38942

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and tight in original glossy decorative wrappers. Published in 2003. Articles include: Bienes Fuerarios del Cementario Chinchorro Morro 1: Descripcion, Analisis e Interpretacion by Vivien Standen; Proposicion de Estilos para el Arte Rupestre de Valle de Putaendo by Andres Troncoso; Santuarios de Altura en la Region de la Laguna Brava by Maria Constanza Ceruti; testimonios en Triangulo: Personajes de la Nueva Coronica de Guaman Poma y del Manuscrito Quechua de Huarochiri en el Pleito sobre el Cacicazgo Principal de Mama (1588-1590); etc. View more info

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Dating the Tiwanaku State in CHUNGARA Revista De Antropologia Chilena - Volume 36, No. 1 (2004)

By: Cologero M. Santoro Vargas

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Arica, Chile, Universidad de Tarapaca: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38943

Condition: Near Fine


Former owner's stamp on titlpage, otherwise clean and tight in original glossy decorative wrappers. Published in 2004. Articles include: Homenaje a Don Luis Alvarez Miranda; Dating the Tiwanaku State by Szymon Augustyniak; Arte Rupestre del Rio Grande, Cuenca del Rio Limari, Norte Chico, Chile; La Revista de Codpa (Altos de Arica) de 1772-73; Recursos Hidricos Altoandinos, Estrategias de Desarrollo Economico y Proyectos de Riego: Tarapaca, 1880-1930; El Mundo Andino, Poblacion, Medio Ambiente y Economia de John V. Murra; etc. View more info

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Variaciones Culturales en el Valle de Lima durante la Ocupacion Incaica in CHUNGARA Revista De Antropologia Chilena - Volume 36, No. 2 (2004)

By: Cologero M. Santoro Vargas

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Arica, Chile, Universidad de Tarapaca: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38944

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and tight in original glossy decorative wrappers. Articles include: Quebrada Tacahuay: Un Sitio Maritimo del Pleistoceno Tardio en la Costa Sur del Peru; Ocupaciones Humanas del Holoceno Tardio en Los Vilos (IV Region, Chile); Variaciones Culturales en el Valle de Lima durante la Ocupacion Incaica; El Ushnu Inka y la Organizacion del Espacio en los Principales Tampus de los Wamani de la Sierra Central del Chinchaysuyu; El Inka y el Poder como Problemas de la Arqueologia del Norte Grande de Chile; El Tawantinsuyu en Aconcagua (Chile Central); Reconfiguracion de un Esp[acio Sagrado: Los I... View more info

Image for La Revista de Codpa (Altos de Arica) de 1772-73 in CHUNGARA  Revista De Antropologia Chilena - Volume 36, No. 1 (2004)

La Revista de Codpa (Altos de Arica) de 1772-73 in CHUNGARA Revista De Antropologia Chilena - Volume 36, No. 1 (2004)

By: Cologero M. Santoro Vargas

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Arica, Chile, Universidad de Tarapaca: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38945

Condition: Near Fine


Published in 2004. Former owner's stamp on titlpage, otherwise clean and tight in original glossy decorative wrappers. Upper rear corner creased of last few leaves. Articles include: Homenaje a Don Luis Alvarez Miranda; Dating the Tiwanaku State by Szymon Augustyniak; Arte Rupestre del Rio Grande, Cuenca del Rio Limari, Norte Chico, Chile; La Revista de Codpa (Altos de Arica) de 1772-73; Recursos Hidricos Altoandinos, Estrategias de Desarrollo Economico y Proyectos de Riego: Tarapaca, 1880-1930; El Mundo Andino, Poblacion, Medio Ambiente y Economia de John V. Murra; etc. View more info

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ADDRESSES OF LE BARON BRADFORD COLT Including The Protection of the President of the US

By: Colt, Le Baron Bradford

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, & Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40365

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. A collected edition published in 1906. Essays include The Protection of the President of the US; Contributions of Rhode Island to the American Union; America's Solution of the Problem of Government. ; 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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NOTES ON THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA during a Phrenological Visit in 1838-40, [Volume 2 only]

By: Combe, George

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Carey and Hart: 1841

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39699

Condition: Very Good+


405 pages; Volume 2 only of the two volume set. Clean and tight in original forest green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Cloth has a small rubbed spot at rear bottom of spine. George Combe (1788 – 1858) was the primary spokesman for the phrenological movement for more than twenty years. He founded the Edinburgh Phrenological Society in 1820, and was the influential author of The Constitution of Man (1828). Combe was trained in Scots law and had an Edinburgh solicitor's practice. In his later years, he devoted his time to international travel promoting phrenology. This book rel... View more info