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The Confederate Museum In the Capital of the Confederacy

By: Confederate Memorial Literary Society

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Richmond, VA, The Confederate Museum: 1935

Seller ID: 41844

Condition: Very Good-


4 pages; Scarce four-page brochure, with laid in image of the Mural Military Paintings of General Robert E. Lee and other Confederate generals. Illustration on first page showing the house built by Dr. John Brockenbrough in 1818 and turned over from private use to the City of Richmond for use as The Confederate museum. Paper toned, a couple small closed tears at outer edge. Date of publication based on internal evidence: Museum dedication took place in 1896, and, "In the past thirty-nine years much has been accomplished."--Page [3]./ Some of the names of the people listed as state re... View more info

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VICTORY - An Island Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; [Justice Potter Stewart 's signature]

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Co.: 1930

Seller ID: 42311

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; xviii, 412 pages; Clean and secure in original flexible navy leather binding with gilt lettering, some wear at spine. Former owner's signature on ffep "Potter Stewart" U.S. Supreme Court Justice. In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Potter Stewart to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Harold Hitz Burton, who was retiring. Stewart served on the Supreme Court until he announced his retirement from the Court on June 18, 1981 at the age of 66. During his tenure (1958-1981) as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Potter Stewart made major contr... View more info

CENTENARY MEMORIAL OF THE PLANTING AND GROWTH OF PRESBYTERIANISM IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND PARTS ADJACENT

By: Convention, Presbyterian Centennial

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Benjamin Singerly: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41132

Condition: Very Good-


445 pages; Green cloth binding with decorative gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, bumped and chipped at bottom front corner, label at base of spine, endpapers chipped at corners and splitting across hinges, binding still tight. Containing the historical discourses delivered at a convention of the Synods of Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and Columbus, held in Pittsburgh, December 7-9, 1875. With appendices and illustrations. fine engraved frontispiece portrait of John McMillan, additional engraved plates (portrait and architectural) with tissue guards, ; Exp... View more info

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Col. Ross of Piedmont A Novel

By: Cooke, John Esten

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Dillingham: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39970

Condition: Very Good


245 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and image of a sword on front cover. OCLC: 362359477 John Esten Cooke was an American novelist, poet and Civil-War veteran best-known for his writings about his home state of Virginia. Although trained as a lawyer, Cooke was able to support himself with his writing from the very beginning of his career, and eventually produced more than 200 published works, including the novels The Virginia Comedians and The Wearing of the Gray, and biographies about Genera... View more info

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PROHIBITION AT THE CROSSROADS

By: Corlett, D. Shelby

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Kansas City, Nazarene Publishing House: 1932

Seller ID: 37117

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. The author outlines the accomplishments of Prohibition and encourages supporters of Prohibition to renew their activism as he reviews the waning interest of the two political parties in the issue. "Both major political parties have weakened in their stand on the issue. The Republican Convention favored a resubmission program. The Democratic Convention favored repeal." Corlett details the political positions and reviews and rebuts the major objections to Prohibition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this a... View more info

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Finance Report - Report of the Secretary of the Treasury showing the Receipts and Expenditures, &tc. for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1850 December 17, 1850; 31st Congress, 2nd Session

By: Corwin, Thomas ; Secretary of the Treasury

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Washington, U.S. House of Representatives: 1850; 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41869

Condition: Very Good-


176; 87 pages; Bound with Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of Finances; January 6, 1852 (covering fiscal year 1850-1851). Bound in quarter brown leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers; binding rubbed at corners and spine. Ex libris bookplate of Treasury Department Library (LC release stamp), circulation slip at rear. These two reports on the finances of the United States span two fiscal years comprising the second half of 1849 through the first half of 1851. Much interesting financial info as well as lengthy expositions on duties, tariffs, fraud, and details of ... View more info

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THE UNIVERSAL COOK BOOK Planned for a Family of Four Economical Recipes Designed to Meet the Needs of the Modern Housekeeper

By: Cramp, Helen

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, International Press: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38339

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name in pencil inside front cover, recipes pencilled in on eight of the dozens of blank pages provided for that use in each section, otherwise clean and tight in original patterned cloth binding, lightly rubbed and soiled at spine. In the Preface the author states that she "has desired above all things to simplify the work of the kitchen and to reduce the present high cost of living." The recipes added by the original owner include: Boiled Mayonaise [sic], Potato Cake (Aunt Nell), Ginger Snaps, Brownies, Chocolate Drops, Date Bars, Corn Flake Macaroons, and Sybil Kell... View more info

Robert E. Lee, Confederate Flags, and the South [Ten Vintage Post Cards]

By: Crawford, David ; (compiler)

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Various Pubs See Notes: 1940

Seller ID: 41841

Condition: Very Good


Postcard; A nice collection of 10 post cards (1940s-1960s) on topics related to General Robert E. Lee, the Civil War and the South (details follow). Two Shenandoah Publishing House Postcards: (1) Old Historic Stone House, #303, Graytone, Ribbon Banner. Unposted, clean nice condition. Legend reads: "Bull Run Battlefield, Va., on Lee Highway, Route U. S. No. 211 / Tourist Accommodations ... Meals ... Official AAA Inn" (2) Stone House Where the Confederates Wavered, #304, Graytone, Ribbon Banner. Unposted, clean nice condition. Legend reads: "Center of Battle of Morning, J... View more info

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POLITICS AND THE CONSTITUTION IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES in Two Volumes

By: Crosskey, William Winslow

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39738

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Both volumes clean and tight in original green cloth binding in edgeworn chipped, dustjackets (now in protective mylar covers). William Winslow Crosskey's reputation as a constitutional historian rests upon his Politics and the Constitution in the History of the United States (1953), a learned, controversial reinterpretation of the framing of the Constitution. Crosskey, a professor of law at the University of Chicago, argued that the Framers of the Constitution sought to create a unitary system of government with virtually unlimited legislative powers, that Congress would have supreme authori... View more info

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INDIANS ON THE UPPER MISSOURI

By: Cumming, A. ; (Superintendant Indian Affairs)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, G.P.O.: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36944

Condition: Very Good


15 pages; Message from the President of the United States, transmitting A Report in regard to the expedition among the Indians on the Upper Missouri. Executive Document No. 65, 34th Congress, 1st Session. OCLC: 9102688 Omaha Reserve at Black Bird Hills, Pawnee, Poncas, Sioux, Yancton Sioux, Fort Pierre, Fort Clark, Arickarees, Yellos Stone River, Black Feet, etc. ; 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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A. A. LAMBING [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35260

Condition: Very Good


A steel engraved portrait of Rev. A. A. Lambing extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. View more info

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THOS. MELLON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35263

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Alexander Mellon extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Thomas Alexander Mellon (1813 – 1908) was a Scotch-Irish American, entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His son Andrew W. Mello... View more info

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ALBERT M. HARPER [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35264

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Albert M. Harper extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Major Albert M. Harper (1843-1871) served with the Pennsylvania 139th Regiment of Volunteers from 1862 until the end of the War. He returned to his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, graduating with a degree in Civil Engin... View more info

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THOMAS LIGGETT [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35265

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Liggett ( 1779-1854) extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by E.G. Williams and Brothers. Thomas Liggett was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1779 and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1791. Having apprenticed as a carpenter, he moved to Pittsburgh in 1802 and set up in building ... View more info

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WILLIAM THAW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Publishing and Engraving: 1889

Seller ID: 35266

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of William Thaw extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. William Thaw, Sr. (1818 – 1889) was an American businessman who made his fortune in transportation and banking. Thaw endowed science fellowships at Harvard University and Princeton University and also underwrote the building of the Allegheny... View more info

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JOHN THAW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35267

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of John Thaw extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by Samuel Sartain of Philadelphia. John Thaw came to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia in order to establish a branch of the United States Bank of Philadelphia. He was associated with that institution for the remainder of his life. His son wa... View more info

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FRANCIS HERRON [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35268

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Francis Harper extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by John Sartain. Francis Herron (1774- 1860) was of Scotch-Irish descent. He studied theology at Dickinson College and was licensed to preach by Carlisle Presbytery Oct. 4, 1797. On his return from a tour into the then western wilds... View more info

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JAMES BROWN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35269

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of James Brown extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Front and image are clean and nice, back has some soiling and a red mark. Engraved by A. H. Ritchie. James Brown (1780-1874) immigrated to America from Ireland. He moved with his employer from Brooklyn to Pittsburgh where they established a co... View more info

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T. L. WHITE [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35270

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of T. L. White extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by F. G. Kernan & Co. Thomas L. White (1853- ) was born in McKeesport, PA and was a successful physician in that town for many years. Dr. White was President of the McKeesport Light Company and of the Black Oil Company, and owner of t... View more info

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THOMAS PENNEY [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 35271

Condition: Very Good


1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas Penney extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Engraved by James R. Rice & Sons. Thomas Penney served as a Burgess of McKeesport in 1844. In 1872 the Commercial Banking Company was organized with Thomas Penney as Cashier. View more info