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California's Missions
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California's Missions

By Wright, Ralph B.; Herbert C. Hahn

Sterling Press, 1950. Paperback. Very Good with light wear at the edges and a small dimple/crease to the rear cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Survey of 21 missions along El Camino Real, CA, presented in the order of their founding. Edited by Ralph B. Wright; illustrated by Herbert C. Hahn. Fifth printing, 1964. 96 pages; b&w illustrations throughout + 1 map; 8.5 x 10.75 inches.

$14.95

The Ordeal Of Power: A Political Memoir of the Eisenhower Years
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The Ordeal Of Power: A Political Memoir of the Eisenhower Years

By Hughes, Emmett John

New York: Atheneum, 1963. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Very Good with only general aging in a Good dust jacket with soiling, light edge wear and a stain to the verso at the spine, now protected by a clear mylar cover. INSCRIBED BY HUGHES: "To Henry Grunwald / with great respect / and friendship / Emmett." Emmett John Hughes was the editor of Life magazine (1949-1953) and later, the editor of Fortune magazine (1956-1957). During the Eisenhower administration, he was an aide to and speechwriter for the president. In 1963, he published this volume in which he questioned Eisenhower's political smarts and depicted Eisenhower as ill-suited for the White House. Grunwald was managing editor of Time Magazine for 11 years and then editor in chief of Time Inc. A remarkable association copy. 373 pages; 6 x 8.5 inches. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$39.95

The Man Who Never Was
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The Man Who Never Was

By Montagu, Ewen

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1954. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Very Good+ with a touch of wear at the heel and crown and a small paper address label with the type obscured by pen marks to the ffep in a Very Good dust jacket with an abrasion and slight discoloring due to moisture exposure to the back panel, and light wear at the edges. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. A nice copy. NOT a BCE. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. This is the true account of "Operation Mincemeat," a World War II British operation launched with the intention of feeding German intelligence with false information. The idea was to float a dead body up on to Spanish shores, complete with sensitive correspondence. The Man Who Never Was provides an exciting, firsthand account of how this peculiar counter-intelligence scheme came into being, the difficulties encountered, and the ultimate and unforeseen successes which the operation gained. Written in a period of forty-eight hours by the originator and coordinator of the operation in order to dispel myths circulated in a novel on the same subject, this book gives a fascinating insight into one of the most daring wartime operations in military history. 160 pages; 16 pages of b&w photos; 5.5 x 8 inches.

$19.95

A Collection of Plan's &c. &c. &c. in the Province of New Jersey AND John Hills, Assistant Engineer
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A Collection of Plan's &c. &c. &c. in the Province of New Jersey AND John Hills, Assistant Engineer

By Guthorn, Peter J.; John Hills

Brielle, NJ: Portolan Press, nd [1976]. Paperback. First edition. Two volumes, a portfolio with loose sheets and a paperback book. The book is As New; the portfolio has some light crimping to the top edge, stress marks at the spine, and a stamp to the back that says "Printers Sample;" the maps are As New. The two are in the publisher's shrink wrap which has been opened. The portfolio is 11 x 16.25 inches and contains facsimile reproductions of maps of New Jersey drawn between 1777 and 1782. The maps were produced by John Hills--a British military engineer--during the American Revolution for the British Commander-in-Chief, Sir Henry Clinton. They were for operational purposes and focused on defensive works and the roads between towns. After the war, Hills settled first in Princeton, NJ, and later in Philadelphia. The portfolio contains 20 maps on 15 leaves of various sizes (some folded as issued), produced from the original maps, now preserved in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, and printed by Meriden Gravure. They include Perth Amboy, Bonham Town, Brunswick, Raritan Landing, Haddonfield, Allens Town, Middletown, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Paulus Hook, and other locations. The portfolio issued with a biographical study called "John Hills, Assistant Engineer" by Peter J. Guthorn, which includes a list with descriptions of maps made by Hills, including the ones in this portfolio. Paperback; 58 pages; 6 x 10 inches. Index. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$100.00

Sixteen Agora Picture Books from the Excavations of the Athenian Agora
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Sixteen Agora Picture Books from the Excavations of the Athenian Agora

By American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Princeton, NJ: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1958-1978. Paperback. A collection of sixteen books from the Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Books series, put out by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton. As the excavations progressed, these books were released to provide a view of the artifacts found and information about the site compiled. This set comprises books 1-14 and 16 and 17 (lacking book 15.) The titles are: 1, Pots and Pans of Classical Athens; 2, The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens; 3, Miniature Sculpture; 4, The Athenian Citizen; 5, Ancient Portraits; 6, Amphoras and the Athenian Wine Trade; 7, The Middle Ages in the Athenian Agora; 8, Garden Lore of Ancient Athens; 9, Lamps; 10, Inscriptions; 11, Waterworks; 12, The Athenian Agora; 13, Early Burials from the Agora Cemeteries; 14, Graffiti; 16, The Athenian Agora: A Short Guide; and 17, Socrates in the Agora. Each is staple-bound with card covers; around 32 pages; profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, illustrations, and site maps; 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Some are first printings, others later printings. All are Very Good or better; some have foxing to some of the pages; none appear to have been read or handled much. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX.

$59.95

Men of Mark in Connecticut, Vol. II: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of Eminent Living Americans
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Men of Mark in Connecticut, Vol. II: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of Eminent Living Americans

By Osborn, Norris Galpin

Hartford: William R. Goodspeed, 1906. Hardcover. First edition, though possibly a later printing. Very Good buckram-bound hardcover with marbled endpapers; the pages were originally uncut and some have been roughly cut. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A collection of 137 biographies of prominent men living in Connecticut at the turn of the 20th century; the second volume of either four or five volumes total. Edited by Norris Galpin Osborn. 433 pages + 59 b&w plates, some engravings with tissue overlays and some offset printed, each with a facsimile signature of the sitter below the image; 6.5 x 9.25 x 2.25 inches. Index of names, index of plates. The copyright is 1904; the title page date is 1906. It is believed that the series was started and copyrighted in 1904 and that this volume was issued in 1906 but research doesn't confirm this. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$150.00

Men of Mark in Connecticut, Vol. IV: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of Eminent Living Americans
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Men of Mark in Connecticut, Vol. IV: Ideals of American Life Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of Eminent Living Americans

By Osborn, Norris Galpin

Hartford: William R. Goodspeed, 1908. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good buckram-bound hardcover with marbled endpapers; the pages were originally uncut and some have been roughly cut; one 4-page + plate form was never properly bound-in and is therefore detached. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A collection of 107 biographies of prominent men living in Connecticut at the turn of the 20th century; the second volume of either four or five volumes total. Edited by Norris Galpin Osborn. 407 pages + 80 b&w plates, some engravings with tissue overlays and some offset printed, each with a facsimile signature of the sitter below the image; 6.5 x 9.25 x 2.25 inches. Index of names, index of plates. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$150.00

Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of Incidents Connected with the Treaty of Fond Du Lac
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Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of Incidents Connected with the Treaty of Fond Du Lac

By McKenney, Thomas L.; James Otto Lewis; Howard R. Lamar

Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. Unread and barely opened cloth and faux leather-bound hardcover with a tiny tear to the front hinge and a short thin strip of binder's glue to the back paste down, otherwise as new, in the publisher's illustrated slipcase with a small stain to one edge otherwise fine; no dj as issued. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A day-by-day account by Thomas L. McKenney of his 1826 expedition to Lake Superior for a gathering of the greater Chippewa nation and the eventual signing in August of the treaty of Fond du Lac by which the Chippewa acknowledged the sovereignty of the United States. A gorgeous production, reprinting the original 1827 title, with 29 illustrations by James Otto Lewis, the complete text of the treaty, a vocabulary of the Chippewa language, and "A Report on Copper Rock." Introduction by Howard R. Lamar. From an edition limited to 1950 copies, this being #1661. xx + 414 pages; 12 color and 17 b&w plates; 6.75 x 10.25 inches.

$24.95

Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic
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Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic

By Bockstoce, John R.; William A. Baker; Charles F. Batchelder; Richard C. Kugler

New Bedford, MA: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1977. Paperback. First edition. Very Good minus paperback with tanning to the spine and light soiling/tanning to the covers; interior clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The four chapters are: Steam Whaling in the Western Arctic by John R. Bockstoce; The Design and Construction of Steam Whalers by William A. Baker; Ship Biographies by Bockstoce; and A Chronological List of Commercial Wintering Voyages, 1850-1910 by Bockstoce and Charles F. Batchelder. Introduction by Richard C. Kugler, director of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 127 pages; color frontis and profusely illustrated with b&w photos, paintings, and maps; 9.5 x 10.5 inches. Bibliography, index.

$17.95

A Summary View of the Rights of British America: A Facsimile of the First Edition as Emended By the Author in His Own Hand
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A Summary View of the Rights of British America: A Facsimile of the First Edition as Emended By the Author in His Own Hand

By Jefferson, Thomas; Lawrence W. Towner

Chicago: Caxton Club, 1976. Paperback. First edition. Very Good paperback with only some light foxing to the text block edges and first page in a Very Good dust jacket with foxing to the verso and a touch of tanning to the spine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A facsimile of the first edition, as emended by the author in his own hand, reproduced from the original which is now in the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia. Text by Thomas Jefferson. Introduction by Lawrence W. Towner. From an unnumbered edition limited to 1000 copies. Stapled self-wrappers; xxii + 23 b&w plates; 5.25 x 8.5 inches.

$14.95

Rachael Plummer's Narrative of Twenty-One Months Servitude as a Prisoner Among the Commanchee Indians Comanche
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Rachael Plummer's Narrative of Twenty-One Months Servitude as a Prisoner Among the Commanchee Indians Comanche

By Plummer, Rachael Parker; William Reese; Archibald Hanna

Austin: Jenkins, 1977. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good+ quarter-clothbound hardcover with light signs of shelving to the covers, a previous owner's name to the front paste down, and foxing to the last page and the text block edges. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A photographic reproduction of the only known copy of Rachael Plummer's 1838 account of her capture and imprisonment by Comanches. It was the first Indian captivity narrative printed in the Republic of Texas and its publication was a sensation throughout the United States. Introduction by William Reese; preface by Archibald Hanna. From an edition limited to 400 copies, this being #7, unsigned. Unpaginated [31 pages]; 20 b&w reproductions; 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Additionally, LAID-IN are two folded sheets from the print run with the first 8 pages of the narrative.

$200.00

Rebellion and Reconciliation: Satirical Prints on the Revolution at Williamsburg
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Rebellion and Reconciliation: Satirical Prints on the Revolution at Williamsburg

By Dolmetsch, Joan D.

Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1976. Hardcover. First edition, 1976, first printing. Fine clothbound hardcover with a tiny spot to one tip in a Near Fine dust jacket with a hint of shelf wear and one tiny tear to the spine. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. One hundred political satire cartoons made at the time the American Colonies were breaking away from British rule. Each illustration is accompanied by an interpretation and explanation as well as the complete information on its original publication. Text by Joan D. Dolmetsch. vii + 222 pages; 101 full-page b&w illustrations; 9.75 x 8.75 inches. Bibliography, index.

$29.95

Fort Nathan Hale, 1863, New Haven Harbor
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Fort Nathan Hale, 1863, New Haven Harbor

By Adams, Leonard Edward

New Haven: Fort Nathan Hale Restoration Projects, 1979. Pamphlet. Fine pamphlet with a slight curve. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Issued to raise funds for the restoration of Fort Nathan Hale, New Haven, CT, with a biography of Nathan Hale and three articles on various aspects of the fort and illustrated with a modern aerial photograph of the site, drawings, and archival photos and paintings. Text by Leonard Edward Adams. Staple-bound light card wraps; 26 pages; 7 full-page b&w illustrations + 1 text illustration; 8.5 x 6 inches. Bibliography.

$24.95

Mary Celeste: The Odyssey of an Abandoned Ship
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Mary Celeste: The Odyssey of an Abandoned Ship

By Fay, Charles Edey

np: [Atlantic Mutual], nd. Hardcover. Fine blue buckram-bound hardcover with gilt titling to the spine and gilt top-edge in the publisher's card slipcase, also Fine; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The story of the Mary Celeste--a small, seaworthy, American half-brig found wandering, ghostlike [in 1872], without master or crew, over the waters between the Azores and the coast of Portugal--has continued to allure the interest of people all over the world, and to excite seemingly endless speculation." Drawing on the files of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company and the National Archives, the author lays out "in orderly fashion the salient facts of the story of the Mary Celeste" and suggests "the most probable solution of the most widely known of all marine mysteries which has become the 'cause celebre' in the annals of the sea." Text by Charles Edey Fay; unsigned foreword. Facsimile reprint by Atlantic Mutual, the only surviving insurance company to have underwritten a portion of the voyage of the Mary Celeste. xxvii + 261 pages; 14 b&w plates, a 4-panel gatefold map showing the course of the Mary Celeste, 3 in-text maps, many pages of facsimile documents, and a two-sided, 3-panel gatefold table; 7 x 10.25 inches. 24 appendices, index.

$19.95

The Changing Face of Boston Over 350 Years: A Massachusetts Historical Society Picture Book
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The Changing Face of Boston Over 350 Years: A Massachusetts Historical Society Picture Book

By Freiberg, Martin; Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1980. Paperback. First edition. Fine paperback with a hint of soiling. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A collection of maps, illustrations, and photographs showing how Boston has changed between 1635 and 1949. Foreword by Martin Freiberg. Staple-bound, thin card wraps; unpaginated [24 pages]; 22 b&w plates; 11 x 8.5 inches. Printed by Meriden Gravure.

$14.95

The Correspondence of Captain Nathan and Lois Peters: April 25, 1775 - February 5, 1777
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The Correspondence of Captain Nathan and Lois Peters: April 25, 1775 - February 5, 1777

By Guthman, William; Nathan Peters; Lois Peters

np: Connecticut Historical Society, 1980. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New paperback. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Reprints letters written during the American Revolution between Captain Nathan Peters and his wife, Lois. Edited with an introduction by William Guthman. From an edition limited to 1750 copies. 54 pages; 8 b&w plates; 6 x 9 inches. Printed by Meriden Gravure and Stinehour Press.

$19.95

Monument: The Connecticut State Capitol
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Monument: The Connecticut State Capitol

By Curry, David Park; Patricia Dawes Pierce

Hartford: Old State House Association, 1979. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New paperback. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the completion of Connecticut's State Capitol building in Hartford, with a series of essays profusely illustrated with historical drawings, maps, site maps, floor plans, and architectural details as well as with new photos. Edited by David Park Curry and Patricia Dawes Pierce. 108 pages; 129 b&w illustrations; 7.25 x 11 inches. Chronology, bibliography.

$29.95

New York's Greenwich Village: A Retrospective View of Things Past with an Appreciation of the Good and Vital in the Village of Today
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New York's Greenwich Village: A Retrospective View of Things Past with an Appreciation of the Good and Vital in the Village of Today

By Delaney, Edmund T.; Katherine Knowles

Barre, MA: Barre Publishers, 1968. Hardcover. First edition. Fine clothbound hardcover with a light bump to the heel in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of soiling and a touch of tanning to the spine and fore edges. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A social and architectural history of New York City's Greenwich Village, from colonial times to 1968, with reproductions of drawings and paintings, historical and original photographs, and maps. Text by Edmund T. Delaney; original photographs by Katherine Knowles. 144 pages; profusely illustrated in b&w; 10.25 x 11.5 inches. Bibliography, index. Printed in collotype by Meriden Gravure.

$29.95

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Ministry of Defense and Aviation: King Khalid Military City
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Ministry of Defense and Aviation: King Khalid Military City

By Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense and Aviation

np: Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Defense and Aviation, 1978. Paperback. Near Fine paperback with light bumping/soiling to one corner; almost as new. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A commemorative book issued to coincide with the start of construction of King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia. The volume is dated 1398 (Hijri calendar) and the ground breaking ceremony was February 1, 1978 (Safar 23, 1398). The text, in English and Arabic, walks the reader through the city, pointing out salient features, and is accompanied by photographs of the landscape, maps, architectural models, and site maps. King Khalid Military City (KKMC) was designed and built by the Middle East Division, a unit of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, in collaboration with local national engineers and project managers. It is located in northeastern Saudi Arabia, near the Kuwait border, and was built to provide lodging for several brigades of Saudi troops, Planning for the city began in 1974 but before construction could begin, required a new Persian Gulf port to handle all the material needed. The city was finally completed in 1987. 24 pages + 4 printed vellum overlays; color illustrations throughout; 14 x 14 inches.

$74.95

Paterson Colt Pistol Variations
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Paterson Colt Pistol Variations

By Phillips, Philip R.; R.L. Wilson; James E. Serven

Bartlesville, CA & Dallas: Woolaroc Museum & Jackson Arms, 1979. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Near Fine hardcover with very thick boards bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt titling and design to the front and spine with very light evidence of shelving and a discreet previous owner's name to the front paste down; lacking the dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A comprehensive history of the various Paterson Colt pistol variations with historical background on the Paterson, NJ, era of production of Samuel Colt's revolving-cylinder repeating pistols. The first section covers the pistols, models, calibers, serial numbers, and loading levers and includes sections on the Ehlers Pistols, pocket Patersons, belt Patersons, and holster Patersons. The historical section includes biographical information on Samuel Colt, his legal battles with the US government, his role as a salesman, his debts and accounts payable, and awards and newspaper coverage as well as his relationships with Dudley Selden, John Ehlers, Pliny Lawton, and C.B. Zabriskie. Text by Philip R. Phillips and R.L. Wilson; foreword by James E. Serven. SIGNED BY WILSON and inscribed to a former employee of Meriden Gravure, the printer, who assisted in the production of the book. [8] + 232 pages; color frontis + more than 106 color and b&w plates and text illustrations; 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Appendices, bibliography, index. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$100.00

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