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Somerset Homecoming
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Somerset Homecoming

By Redford, Dorothy Spruill

New York: Doubleday, 1988. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Photographs. Introduction by Alex Haley; Littlejohn Family Line on printed end papers. North Carolina genealogy. Small 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.


Last of the Covered Bridge Builders

By Graton, Milton S.

Plymouth, New Hampshire: Clifford-Nicol, Inc., 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Light blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front. Illustration similar to dj stamped on front board. Number 1684 of the 2000 signed & dated first editions. Photographs credit sheet laid in. Head/heel of spine slightly bumped. Minor foxing along top edge.Dj has slight yellowing along edges. Otherwise near fine condition. In protective mylar jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Mary Chesnut's Civil War
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Mary Chesnut's Civil War

By Woodward, C. Vann (edited by)

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. This volume provides the first full and reliable edition of the journals, making use of the surviving parts of four manuscript versions. Blue cloth boards with red and gilt spine label. Blue endpapers. Illustrated with b/w photos and seven facsimiles from versions of her journals. Clean and tight. Gift notation on half title page. No other markings. Spine has slight tilt. Clipped dj has minor edgewear, one closed tear, and a small chip bottom edge back cover. In protective mylar jacket. Thick 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.


Newport: Our Social Capital

By van Rensselaer, May King

New York: Arno Press, 1975. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. A volume in the Arno Press Collection of The Leisure Class in America. Lavishly illustrated and leisurely paced, this early work by Van Rensselaer (1848-1929) establishes her as a fine social historian. In this book she recreates the great city, spells out its architectural richness and traces its history from revolutionary days. Yellow cloth boards with red lettering and design on spine and front. Large folding map tipped in. Illustrated with b/w photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Folklife Annual 1987

By Jabbour, Alan and Hardin, James (Editors)

Library of Congress Washington: American Folklife Center, 1988. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illustrated. Usual library markings. Includes:Shaping Rituals of Grief, George Catlin and Karl Bodmer,American Indian Powwow, Native Celebrations in Eastern Canada, Reverend C.L. Franklin, et al. Rectangular 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Ex-Library.


Literary Casket: a Gift for All Seasons

New York: Moore & Atkins, 1855. No Date / Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket, as Issued. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Gilt decoration and urn on front board. Gilt on all edges. Illustrated with engravings, including two frontis, one of which is a handcolored flower. Published c. 1855. A compendium of religious, moral, inspirational writings and poetry. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped and worn. Rear outside hinge has separated. Minor foxing throughout. Clean and tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


American Orators and Oratory

By Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Cleveland, Ohio: Imperial Press, 1901. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Being a report of lectures delivered by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, at Western Reserve University, under the auspices of the Western Reserve Chapter Daughers of the American Revolution. Three lectures: Colonial Oratory, or the Reign of the Clergy; Revolutionary Oratory, or the Rise of the Lawyers; Anti-Slavery and Lyceum Oratory. This edition of American Orators and Oratory, printed by the Imperial Press, on Ruisdael hand-made paper, is limited to five hundred copies, of which this is number 201. Gift notation on front free endpaper. Tan cloth boards with paper spine label. Edges uncut. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Light-Houses of the United States in 1874, Life in a Lighthouse, Life on the South Shoals Lightship, and Heroism in the Lighthouse Service

By Nordhoff, Charles and Gustav Kobbe

Golden, Colorado: Outbooks, 1981. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. W. Taber. Excellent shape except for small stain at bottom spine corner of rear panel. Does not affect interior pages. Clean and tight. Reprints of four articles "on that romantic historic aspect of the maritime industry -- the lighthouse. Nordhoff's article first appeared in Harper's Magazine in 1874. Kobbe's articles first appeared in Century Magazine in 1891, 1894, and 1897. Thin 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.


Islands of Hawaii

By Smith, Bradford

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1957. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. The history and culture Hawaii, for ages 12 and up. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers. Page 87/88 creased (binder's error). Head/heel of spine and corners bumped. Dj has chips, edgewear and minor discoloration. In protective mylar jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Emily Post's Complete Book of Wedding Etiquette

By Post, Elizabeth L.

New York: Harper & Row, 1982. Fourth Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Nomi Raia Friedman. Blue boards with blue cloth spine. Bottom edge of boards slightly discolored. Previous owner's name & address on front free endpaper. Underlining on pages 63 and 64 only. Otherwise tight and clean. Dj has chips, tears and edgewear. In protective jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Lehigh Valley: The Unsuspected

By Myers, Dr. Richmond E.

Easton, Pennsylvania: Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. A selection of the author's articles published in the Bethlehem Globe Times and the Allentown Sunday Call Chronicle from 1955 - 1972. Signed on title page. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and seal of Northampton County. Dj has edgewear and spine is sunned. Map endpapers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Sampler of American Songs

By Krythe, Maymie R.

Harper & Row, New York, 1969. First edition (stated).. Very good+ in very good dj. "Background and lore connected with 18 of our most famous and beloved American songs." Head/heel of spine slightly bumped. Dj has some edgewear.


When You and I Were Young, Whitefish

By Johnson, Dorothy M.

Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Co, 1982. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. "Funny and poignant true tales about a town the way it used to be." By the author of The Bloody Bozeman. Gold cloth boards. Head/heel of spine bumped. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dj has chips, tears and edgewear. In protective jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Treasury of Ohio Tales

By Garrison, Webb

Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Brown boards. Only faults are small school stamp crossed out and discard written on front free endpaper. Library of Congress date stamp on copyright and a series of numbers stamped on half-title page. Otherwise book is in fine condition. Dj has minor edgewear. Includes stories about Crete Garfield (wife of President Garfield), Annie Oakley, Moses Cleaveland, William McGuffey, and Zane Grey. Illustrated with historical photographs and drawings. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Handbook of the United States of America and Guide to Emigration

New York: Gaylord Watson, 1883. No Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Giving the latest and most complete statistics of the government, army, navy, diplomatic relations, finance, revenue, tariff, land sales, homestead and naturalization laws, debt, population of the United States, and each state and considerable city, agricultural condition, area for cultivation, foreign coins and their value, foreign and domestic postages and labor tables, education and railways, etc., etc. Brick red cloth boards with black and gilt design and gilt paper label in center of front board. Label has some rubbing. Front pastedown is an engraving of the "New York and Brooklyn Suspension Bridge." Rear pastedown is an ad vor Victoria Works of Birmingham, England and Joseph Gillott's Steel Pens. Gilt edges. Minor foxing. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped and lightly worn. 192 pages plus five pages of advertisements. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Wood Lawn: The Story of the Neilson Home

By Moxon, Rosamond Sawyer, William Parker Hudson, and Marjorie Isabelle Merritt

New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1941. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. William Parker Hudson. Tan buckram cloth with illustrated paper label on front board. Minor discoloration on edges. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings and historical photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Great Plains

By Frazier, Ian

Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1989. First edition (stated).. Near fine in near fine dj. Illustrated with b/w photos. Map endpapers. Head of spine is slightly bent. Front flap of dj has small crease. Clean and tight copy.