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The St. Croix; Midwest Border River

by Dunn, James Taylor

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First Edition
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$65.00

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New York; (1965): Holt, Rinehart and winstonPrinting. First Edition. Octavo. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. 309 pages, index, two pages listing the books in the Rivers of America Series. Illustrated by Gerald Hazzard. The fifty-fifth in the Rivers of America series. Here is the history of the St. Croix River as well as the major… Read more
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History of Provo, Utah

by Jensen, J. Marinus

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Published
1924
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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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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First Edition
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$40.00

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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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image of Kansas; Its Interior and Exterior Life. A Full View of Its Settlement, Political History, Social Life, Climate, Soil, Productions, Scenery, Etc.

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Boston: Crosby, Nichols and Co, 1856. Octavo. Third edition dated the same year as the first edition. Frontispiece, 366pp., 6pp. publisher's ads. An interesting account of life in the early settlement of Kansas. The author wrote this book during a three months' residence in the United States Camp, at Lecompton, with her husband, one of the state prisoners. She… Read more
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$140.00
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East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Octavo. We are told the book belonged to Grace D. Smith from Clara, October 19th. 1907. From an internal reading of the forty-five pages, we see that the activity is from a large home in the Northeast. Students from Yale drop in, many bridge games are held (sometimes giving score, prizes),… Read more
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Baton Rouge: Claitor's Publishing Division, 1975. Quarto. Claitor's reprint of this classic set of the Goodspeed publications are viewed as a significant resource for American historians and genealogists because they contain economic data and personal biographies of many prominent American citizens. They provide an important snapshot of the lives and the economic situation of that era. Many other sets… Read more
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$300.00
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Philadelphia: Hoag, Wade & Co, 1878. Folio. iv, 370 pages, illustrations, portraits, map. 31 unnumbered plates. One of the standard early histories of the state with large full page illustrations of the major citizens, major businesses, and large farms. The tiniest state which had already the first successful cotton mill in America and a host of other business.… Read more
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$275.00
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[Decatur, GA. (nd.ca.1970): Author. Octavo. 129 pages, illustrated with maps, plans, and portraits. This copy inscribed "To Another Hoosier--Katherine Switzer Bolt, August 28, 1970". Laid in is a long letter on Dogwood Farm stationary signed by the author with 12 lines where she writes of her life and her joy to share Indiana History, and she tells… Read more
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$60.00
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Lotus-Eating: A Summer Book

by Curtis, George William

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Published
1852
Edition
First Edition
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$90.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1852. First Edition. Octavo. 206 pages, illustrated by John Frederick Kensett. As an afffluent class arose who wanted summer vacations with both literary, artisitic and other cultural benefits, Curtis wrote about the North Shore and asked John Frederick Kensett to design the illustrations for this work. Artists often did this but what… Read more
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Minnesota and the Far West

by Oliphant, Laurence

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Published
1855
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1855. First Edition. Octavo. Half-title, frontispiece, 306pp., folding map outlined in color, 16pp. publisher's catalog at rear. The author traveled through North America and the United States traveling through those areas not well traveled to present conditions and prospects of the country and to convey some idea of those resources. He visited… Read more
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Wilmington: Wilson & Heald, 1846. Octavo. 312 pages, four plates, 2 plans, folding detailed map at end showing the settlements of the Dutch and Swedes. Not only was this the first history of Delaware but Ferris resolved problems on some of the troublesome names. The name of the island was called Matineconk or Tiniconk, he goes on… Read more
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Salem, MA[nd; ca.1987]: Higginson. Small Quarto. 393 pages. with errata sheet. Although this work does not note the name or date of the original publisher, it was produced in an exact facsimile in 1987. Worcester argues that, at the time of the charter, Governor Benning Wentworth was indebted to Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle for his… Read more
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image of The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California); Its Rivers and Its Mountains, Its Canyons and Its Springs, Its Life and Its History, Pictured and Described Including an Account of a Recent Journey Made Down the Overflow of the Colorado River ..

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Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1906. First Edition. Octavo. (con't) ...to the Mysterious Salton Sea. In two volumes. Vol. I: xliv, 270pp. and Vol. II: xiv, (271)-547, (2)pp. publisher's ads. Both volumes illustrated by Carl Eytel with nearly 300 pen and ink sketches from nature and with full pager photographic images, maps (one folding) and plans. This work… Read more
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Hollis, NH; (1997): Penobscot Press. First Edition. Octavo. viii, 619 pages, includes bibliographic references (pages 561-564) and index. The town's history was intense with twenty-seven "first families" from the early 18th century until the Gold Rush when those tired of the hard scrabble farming dreamed of Gold, most returned and then a decade later the young men joined the… Read more
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Reminiscenes of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

by Copp, Elbridge J.

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Published
1911
Edition
First Edition
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$300.00

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Nashua, N.H.: Printed By the Telegraph Publishing Company, 1911. First Edition. Octavo. 536 pages, iv, including illustrations, plates, portraits, frontispiece. Besides an important firsthand account of Elbridge Copp who was the youngest commissioned officer in the Union Army (a few months after his eighteenth birthday). Detailed accounts of joining Sherman's March from Savannah north including Port Royal, Charleston, Pocotaligo,… Read more
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Richmond, Virginia; 1931 and 1933: Garrett & Massie. Small Quarto. Two volumes. Vol. 1: x pages, 1 leaf, 449 pages and vol. 2: xii pages, 1 leaf, 466 pages :illustrations, portraits and plates. The volume on the 18th century is a limited edition and is still the most important reference for how medicine was practiced in Colonial… Read more
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History of Dakota and Goodhue Counties, Minnesota, (2 Volume Set)

by Curtiss-Wedge, Franklyn; Francis M. Crosby, C.W. Meter; Patrick Cunningham

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Published
1910
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Chicago: H.C. Cooper, Jr., 1910. Quarto. vol. I has 662 pages with index devoted to Dakota county's history as well as its major people of the 17th-19th centuries; ; Volume II 1066 pages plus index devoted to Goodhue County. Rarely seen together since it is essential for historical and genealogical study of the region. Anecdotes about early… Read more
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Lake Superior Region....Illustrated

by Turner, Joseph M.

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[Ashland, Wisconsin, J.M. Turner & Co., 1889). Folio. 86 leaves with 123 photographic images of the Lake Superior region in what has become the most desirable pictorial view of the entire area before the turn of the 20th century. As early as 1910 Lathrop Harper's rare book catalog noted it was known only as a privately… Read more
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image of Dakota Land, or, the Beauty of St. Paul; An original, illustrated, historic, and romantic work, presenting a combination of marvelous dreams and wandering fancies, singular events and strange fatalities, all interwoven with graphic descriptions ...

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New York: Hankins & Son, 1868. First Edition. Small Octavo. Title continues " ..... of the beautiful scenery and wonderful enchantment in Minnesota./ "To which is added 'A round of pleasure', with interesting notes of travel, maps, etc., and forming a comprehensive guide to the great North-west." 460 pages, [24] pages, illustrations with the hand-colored map by… Read more
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$285.00
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Old Louisiana Plantation Homes and Family Trees, 2 volumes in Original Box

by Seebold, Herman De Bachelle

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Published
2004
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$350.00

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Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 2004. Octavo. In 2 volumes, reprint of the original 1941 edition which had been done in collaboration with Louisiana State University. When these book were issued in 2004, they were quickly sold out and most users did not save the box which has an important pastedown which is a helpful guide to the… Read more
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