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First Across the Continent, the Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Brooks, Noah

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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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First Edition
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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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New York; (1908): Charles Scribner's Sons. First Editions. Octavo. In two volumes. 335pp. and 373pp. Perhaps the best source for the trials of witchcraft and the laws of New England. Covers the early period 1830-1849. Hosmer notes that many of the English who were profiting from the trade saw that trace of independence which could be… Read more
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The Letters of Henry Adams, 2 Volumes

by Adams, Henry

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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 Life of John Marshall

by Beveridge, Albert J.

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1919
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1919. Octavo. In 4 volumes, half-titles and color frontispieces, 506, 594, 644 and 668pp. John Marshall had been of great importance in the development of the American Nation though he was less known than any of the great Americans. Little had been written about his personal life. No man in our history was more intensely… Read more
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The Battle with the Slum

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

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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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Boston; 1850 and 1856: Little, Brown and Co. / Boston, Charles C. Little and James Brown. Octavo. In 10 volumes. One of the important sources on the daily life of the young John Adams as well as his early desire to master many subjects ranging from Latin and Greek, which were costly even in the 1770's by contemporary standards.… Read more
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The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Jefferson and Madison, 1776-1826 (3 Volume set in slipcase)

by Smith, James Morton(Editor); Jefferson, Thomas; Madison, James

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New York; (1995): W.W. Norton. First Edition. Octavo. In three volumes: continuous pagination The publication of this remarkable set which spans 50 years of history in 1,250 letters is essential for serious students of American history. Together they worked to establish republicanism and the bill for religious freedom. In spite of Jefferson's professed disdain for politics, these… 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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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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First Edition
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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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Philadelphia: G.G. Evans, 1860. First Edition. Octavo. 503 pages, (1)pp index to Washington's farewell address and 22pp. ads. The Title page further notes: Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable. One County, One Constitution, One Destiny. A fascinating book which covers areas not usually seen in 19th Century American History. Much on Daniel Webster is well-known but… Read more
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