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Norwalks, Conn. (1993 and 1998): Easton Press. Octavo. The three volumes were issued by Easton Press as Stephen Ambrose's Undaunted Courage created a vast interest in the Lewis and Clark expediiton. Stephen Ambrose who died at age 66 in 2002 here has signed Undaunted Courage. This set of three volumes constitutes the beginning place for all… Read more
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The Adams-Jefferson Letters; the Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams, 2 Volume Set

by Adams, John; Abigail Adams; Thomas Jefferson; Lester Jesse Cappon

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Chapel Hill; (1959): University of North Carolina Press (for the Institue of Early American History and Culture and Williamsburg. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes, 282 and 283-638. This collection of 380 letters, written between 1777-1826 also has notes and chapter introductions that related to the history of the American republic. The first volume deals with their friendship during… Read more
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George Washington: a Biography (7 Volume set)

by Freeman, Douglas Southall; John Alexander Carroll; Mary Wells Ashworth

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New York; 1949-1957: Scribner. Octavo. This was the last massive work of Douglas Southall Freeman whose students M.W. Ashwroth and J.A. Carroll finished the seventh volume. v. 1-2. Young Washington -- v. 3. Planter and patriot -- v. 4. Leader of the Revolution -- v. 5. Victory with the help of France -- v. 6. Patriot and President… Read more
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First Across the Continent, the Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Brooks, Noah

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Published
1902
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd printing. Frontispiece, 365pp. including index, folding map at rear. Lewis and Clark were the first to explore the valleys of the upper Missouri, Yellowstone, and the Columbia and its tributaries. These were uncharted territories for the white men. The first authoritative narrative of the expedition was not published until… Read more
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History of Provo, Utah

by Jensen, J. Marinus

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Published
1924
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(Utah): By the Author, 1924. First Edition. Small Octavo. Frontispiece and one other full page illustration, a few textual illustrations. [5]-414pp. (1)pp. errata. The author has written an excellent source of the early history Provo including the Provo Indian wars, Indian troubles, famine, pioneer life, the rivers, lakes, Brigham Young Academy and University, fraternal societies, clubs, Military organizations, sports… Read more
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Hornets' Nest: The Story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

by Blythe, Legette and Charles R. Brockmann

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Published
1961
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(Charlotte, NC): For Public Library and Mecklenburg County By McNally of Charlotte, 1961. First Edition. Thick Octavo. 511 pages, index. Appendix with a helpful calendar of history. The book begins with a helpful history of the founders who labored to subdue a wilderness. It continues with a fascinating picture of the social and cultural life. It includes… Read more
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Newburyport, MA; Nd(ca.1800): The Press of Angier March. Octavo. 31 pages. Not only one of the more scarce works on Washington's death but one issued on February 22 (his birthday) with much of historical note. The longer subtitle says: Published at the desire of the hearers to whom it is affectionately inscribed. Dana became… Read more
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The Letters of Henry Adams, 2 Volumes

by Adams, Henry

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Published
1969
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New York: Kraus Reprint Co, 1969. Octavo. The beautiful reprint volumes I (552 pages) and II (672 pages) each with an index showing the very frank way Henry Adams wrote to his friends. Whether it is about President Grant or social life in Boston, London and Paris, he describes the period with clarity. In Volume II,… Read more
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The Battle with the Slum

by Riis, Jacob A. (With Introduction By Theodore Roosevelt)

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Published
1902
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New York: The Macmillan Co, 1902. First Edition. Octavo. Portrait frontispiece of Theodore Roosevelt, 465pp., (1)pp. publisher's ad. This is a sequel to the author's other work titled "How the Other Half Lives" and he tells how far we have come and how. The author discusses the slum areas and how they became slums, about immigration, the tenements the… Read more
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The Life and Letters of John Hay, (2 Vol Set Limited to 300 Copies, Bookplates of Henry Cabot Lodge)

by Thayer, William Roscoe

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Published
1915
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Boston: Harcourt, Brace, 1915. First Edition. Octavo. Henry Cabot Lodge's copies both with his bookplate. In two volumes, 456pp., and 448pp. uncut. These copies issued in an edition of only 300 copies. Whether it is his work as one of Lincoln's secretaries during the Civil War or his ambassadorship to England or his remarkable work as Secretary… Read more
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Chicago: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co, 1908. Large Octavo. In three volumes, edges uncut, top edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with illustrations and maps. Santa Fe Trail 309 "Ends with the admission of Missouri as a state in 1821. Of all Missouri state histories, this one is cited most often by writers about the Santa Fe Trail. It… Read more
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Louisiana: Its Colonial History and Romance

by Gayarre, Charles

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Published
1851
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Octavo. xiv, 546pp., 6pp., publisher's catalog, The appendix titled "Black Code' list 54 articles of the law of Louisiana such as: Art. I: Decrees of expulsion of the Jews from the colony. Art. II: Makes it imperative on masters to impart religious instructions to their slaves. Art. V: Sundays and holydays are to… Read more
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Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 1827. Octavo. 142 pages. Issued as House Document/19th Congress, 2nd session, 57. One of the most scarce of early 19th century documents. Copies are found at only four institutions: West Point, the American Antiquarian Society, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas. Scott had served under Presidents Andrew Jackson all the way… Read more
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image of The Life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, Embracing His services in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States, with illustrations Onf Steel and Wood

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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1878. First Edition. Thick Large Octavo. Frontispiece, 755 pages. index, (4)pp. publisher's ads, illustrations Of Steel and Wood. After serving in the Black Hawk War, he resigned (1834) from the U.S. Army and went to Texas where he enlisted (1835) in the revolutionary army. Johnston became its commander in 1837 and served… Read more
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Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twelfth Congress of the United States

by Clay, Henry, James Madison and George Clinton

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[Goverment Printing Office, Washington, 1812]. Octavo. . U.S. 51st Congress. 1st Session, 1889-1890. House. U.S. Congress. Committee on Territories. unopened. 320 pages, xii, index. All of the legislation signed by Henry Clay of the House, Wm H. Crawford of the Senate, and President James Madison. The most important single item is on pages 227-228 which… Read more
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Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee; Soldier and Man

by Jones, J. William

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Published
1906
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New York: Neale Publishing, 1906. First Edition. Octavo. 486 pages. Lee's time as President of Washington College (later Washington and Lee) left him little time to write his memoirs. Rev. Jones had already written the marvelous book With Christ in the Camp which describes the intense religious devotion on both sides of the Civil War but… Read more
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Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Company, 1858. Quarto. 9 pages, 23 unnumbered leaves. The maps are all from 1852 plates. OCLC shows copies are found at the Newberry and the Library of Congress. It has all 32 maps (some of which are inset maps, e.g., Galveston on the Texas map (no. 13). Of particular interest, is 1. (no. 5), Map… Read more
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A Diary in America; with remarks on Its Institutions (3 Vol. set)

by Marryat, Frederick

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Published
1839
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London: Longman, Green and Co, 1839. First Edition. Small Octavo. One of the most fascinating early visits by a noted British traveler to the U.S., who after a noted career in the British navy retired and visited America to "examine ..what were the effects of a democratic form of government'. He traveled widely from Washington to Louisville and St.… Read more
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One of the longest biographical sketches issued when Chief Justice John Marshall passed away. The article measures approximately 5 3/4"x 26" with over 300 lines of text. Other than a closed tear to one fold, the item is easily readable though very small print type. Our presumption is this would be an item framed for… Read more
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image of Publications of the University of Pennsylvania, Series in History, No. 2 the Suffrage Franchise in the Thirteen English Colonies in America

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Philadelphia: Ginn and Company, 1902. Large Octavo. 518pp., This work is devoted to an account of each colony to administer the English theories of election and representation under widely different conditions from those which held goods in England of colonial days. It traces the influence of cheap land, of religious zeal, or of frontier ideals of equality upon the… Read more
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