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Memorias Para la Historia de la Nueva Granada, Desde Su Descubrimento

By De Plaza, Jose Antonio

Bogota: Ramon Gonzalez, 1850. Hardcover. VG- light wear to page edges, light interior foxing and minor dampstaining.. Black and 3/4 brown primitive leather (perhaps alligator) boards with gilt-lettered black spine label. xii, 464 pp. Text in Spanish.

$175.00

The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions and Claims
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The Loyalists of Massachusetts: Their Memorials, Petitions and Claims

By Jones, E. Alfred

London: The Saint Catherine Press, 1930. Hardcover. VG. Forest green boards with gilt stamped lettering. "The genesis of this work is to be found in the bundles of original and unpublished loyalist manuscripts in the Public Record Office in London."--Introduction. Includes bibliographical references.

$80.00

Journals of Congress. Containing Their Proceedings, January 1, 1776 to December 31, 1776 Volume 2 (ONLY, of 13)
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Journals of Congress. Containing Their Proceedings, January 1, 1776 to December 31, 1776 Volume 2 (ONLY, of 13)

Philadelphia: From Folwell's Press, 1800. One of 400 copies printed at the direction of Congress. Leather bound. Text is complete, needs resewn and rebound. Spine and boards missing, text block broken at pages 290-291. Before this comprehensive set was published, congressional proceedings were only published in annual volumes by various printers; these became increasingly difficult for members of Congress to get them. Congress solved this problem by commissioning Richard Folwell to print 400 sets. The Journals of the Congress formed the only central record of the colonies and the subsequent states. This is a single volume of what was originally a 13-volume set. Exceedingly rare.Wellworth rebinding.

$3500.00

Rights of Man, Part The First Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on The French Revolution (bound with) Rights of Man; Part The Second. Combining Principle and Practice (bound with) Letter Addressed to The Adressers, on The Proclamation (bound with) Dissertation on first-Principles of Government
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Rights of Man, Part The First Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on The French Revolution (bound with) Rights of Man; Part The Second. Combining Principle and Practice (bound with) Letter Addressed to The Adressers, on The Proclamation (bound with) Dissertation on first-Principles of Government

By Paine, Thomas

1792. Leather bound. Fair, lots of foxing, minor staining to first title-page, minor loss to first two sheets of first tract at lower right corner, no text loss last leaf of tract 4 has missing corner but no text loss, the whole volume is tender. Full leather (worn). Pagination as follows: tract 1: 76 pp. Tract 2: vii, (1), pp. 9-91, (5) pp. Tract 3: half-title ("Paine's Rights of Man, Part The Third), tp, 38 pp. Tract 4: 40 pp. No ffep or half-title to first tract, which is erroneously dated 1742 in Roman numerals. It is listed as a London printing, but right tunder this is stated New York, Reprinted for Berry, Rogers, and Berry. It aligns with OCLC number 60530768. Second tract published London, 1792 for H.D. Symonds, and corresponds to OCLC number 5018567 most closely, though there is no ad on the verso of the last blank leaf. Tract 3 has half-title of "Paine's Rights of Man, Part The Third", New York 1793, printed by Thomas Greenleaf, and corrsponds best to OCLC number 166592329. Tract 4 is printed at Paris, third year of The French Republic (1795), at The English Press. Tract 4 is the first issue, with "stands" on line 9 of page 25. It was replaced by "all men" in the second state. A very nice Sammelband of Paine's influential writings.

$3500.00

Poor Wills Almanac for the Year 1830 being the second after bissextile or leap year

By Collom, William

Philadelphia: Kimber & Sharpless, 1830. Paperback. Fair. Wear is apparent, and large ancient stain to lower right quadrant of all sheets, Few folds to lower corners.. Sewn sheets, no wrappers apparent. 18 sheets, 36 pp. including last sheet with 2 pp ads for boks sold by the publisher. Small engraving on first page / title-page, as well as 1 woodcut "Anaotomy of Man's Body, as said to be governed by the Twelve Constellations" on p. 3. Appears to be Quaker-influenced, as Meeting times and places for all Yearly Meetings are included.

$25.00

Forges and Furnaces in the Province of Pennsylvania
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Forges and Furnaces in the Province of Pennsylvania

By National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

Philadelphia: Printed for the Society, 1914. Hardcover. Good, binding loose at spine, ex-museum library copy with bookplate, stamps and markings, interior discoloration and foxing, light corner and edge wear to boards, fading to spine.. Blue cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering. vii, 204 pp. 52 unnumbered pages of leaves. Prepared by the Committee on Historical Research.

$40.00

Yazoo Valley Verse
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Yazoo Valley Verse

By Younger, Edward Francis

Chicago: The Contributor's Guild, 1926. Hardcover. VG- light interior discoloration/foxing, binding a bit loose at spine, moderate rubbing/balding to paper covered boards, light to moderate wear to extremities.. Black boards with blue, green, orange, and yellow stripes, and a yellow label with black lettering. 71 pp. BW illustrations. Book of poems. Signed by Edward Francis Younger on ffep.

$50.00

Joggin' Erlong
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Joggin' Erlong

By Dunbar, Paul Laurence

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1906. Hardcover. VG- light corner and edge wear to boards, plus minor discoloration and rubbing.. Brown cloth boards with BW-illustrated white paper label and black lettering. 119 pp. BW illustrations. Illustrations are photoportraits of unidentified African American individuals.

$50.00

Pointing Our Thoughts: Reflections on Harvard and Higher Education, 1991-2001
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Pointing Our Thoughts: Reflections on Harvard and Higher Education, 1991-2001

By Rudenstine, Neil L. and Hanna Holborn Gray

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. Hardcover. VG/VG-. Gray cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering. BW-illustrated and gray dust jakcet with black, maroon, and gray lettering. xiii, 377 pp. 1 illustration. Collection of speeches and writings of Neil Rudenstine- former president of Harvard- from 1991 to 2001 at events at Harvard and outside Harvard.

$20.00

A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic
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A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic

By Estes, J. Worth and Billy G. Smith

Canton, Massachusetts: Science History Publications, 1997. Hardcover. VG- ex-museum library copy with stamps. lacks dust jacket.. Black boards with gilt stamped spine lettering. xii, 211 pp. BW and 1 color illustration. Introduction : the yellow fever syndrome and its treatment in Philadelphia, 1793 / J. Worth Estes -- Readership as citizenship in late-eighteenth-century Philadelphia / David Paul Nord -- "Total dissolution of the bonds of society" : community death and regeneration in Mathew Carey's Short account of the malignant fever / Sally F. Griffith -- "Abigail, a Negress" : the role and the legacy of African Americans in the yellow fever epidemic / Philip Lapsansky -- Passions and politics : the multiple meanings of Benjamin Rush's treatment for yellow fever / Jacquelyn C. Miller -- Beyond therapeutics : technology and the question of public health in late-eighteenth-century Philadelphia / Michal McMahon -- Politics, parties, and pestilence : epidemic yellow fever in Philadelphia and the rise of the first party system / Martin S. Pernick -- Comment : disease and community / Billy G. Smith -- Appendix I: "how many precious souls are fled?" : the magnitude of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic / Susan E. Klepp -- Appendix II: yellow fever since 1793 : history and historiography / Margaret Humphreys.

$40.00

Water Street: World Within a World
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Water Street: World Within a World

By Feingold, Norma and Nancy Sadick

Worcester, MA: Worcester Historical Museum, 1983. Paperback. VG- light corner wear to wraps.. Red and BW-photographic wraps with white lettering. 64 pp. BW illustrations. Distributed at an exhibition from November 30, 1983 to March 31, 1984. Includes bibliographical references.

$30.00

The Uplift Generation: Cooperation Across the Color Line in Early Twentieth-Century Virginia
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The Uplift Generation: Cooperation Across the Color Line in Early Twentieth-Century Virginia

By Brooks, Clayton McClure

Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2017. Hardcover. VG/VG. SIGNED by author. Light bumping to cover corners. Stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tight.. White paper over boards, gray cloth spine with gilt lettering. Duotone illustrated dust jacket. xii; 271 pp. 20 BW illustrations. "Offering a fresh look at interracial cooperation in the formative years of Jim Crow, The Uplift Generation examines how segregation was molded not by Virginia's white political power structure alone but rather throught he work of a generation of Virginian reformers across the color line between 1900 and 1930." -- dj flap.

$35.00

History of Philadelphia 1609-1884
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History of Philadelphia 1609-1884

By J Thomas Scharf; Thompson Westcott

Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co, 1884. Original edition, NOT A REPRINT. Hardcover. Poor, complete but binding have flaws and defects as expected with this set, ex art Museum library set. Three volumes in very loose and / or damaged bindings. Sold as a reading set ONLY (2239 pages) : frontispieces, illustrations, plates, portraits, folded maps, facsimile. Restoration of this set is possible, but not economical. All edges are gilt.

$110.00

Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790-1840
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Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790-1840

By Kapsch, Robert J.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. Hardcover. VG+/VG. Off-white boards with dark green lettering on spine. Teal and color-illustrated dust jacket with white lettering. xiv; 333 pp. 38 color plates, many BW illustrations. "By studying an extensive library of original documents--from cost estimates to worker time logs to layout plans--Kapsch has assembled a detailed account of the hurdles that complicated this massive project. While there have been many books on the architecture and planning of this iconic city, Building Washington explains the engineering and construction behind it." -- dj flap.

$67.00

Hope Maintains Her Throne: The Western Expeditions of Nathaniel J. Wyeth -- Volume Two, 1834-1836

By Hardee, Jim

Pinedale, Wyoming: Sublette County Historical Society, 2018. Hardcover. Like New, though one copy has a stamp on ffep.. Red leatherette boards, gilt letters on spine and front cover. Color-illustrated dust jacket, lilac spine with black lettering. xiv; 584 pp., 31 BW illustrations, 10 maps. The second installment of an anticipated two-volume set that outlines the biography of Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856), known for being a Boston businessman, but someone who also spent time in the 1830s as a mountain man, leading expeditions and setting up several trading posts.

$32.00

Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization
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Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization

By Hirsch, Arnold R. and Joseph Logsdon [eds]

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992. Softcover. VG-. Minor soiling spots and general wear to covers, sticker residue on back cover.. White wraps with color illustration, colored lettering. xiii; 334 pp. A handful of BW illustrations and graphs. "This collection of six original essays explores the peculiar ethnic composition and history of New Orleans, which the authors persuasively argue is unique among American cities. The focus of Creole New Orleans is on the development of a colonial Franco-African culture in the city, the ways that culture was influenced by the arrival of later imigrants, and the processes that led to the eventual dominance of the Anglo-American community." -- Back cover.

$15.00

The Defense of Vicksburg: A Louisiana Chronicle
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The Defense of Vicksburg: A Louisiana Chronicle

By Richard Jr, Allan C. and Mary Margaret Higginbotham Richard

College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2004. Hardcover. VG-. No dust jacket. Cover shows some scuffing and general wear. A couple of pages have some crinkling in the bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight.. Blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine. xxvi; 325 pp. 7 BW maps, 26 BW illustrations. Part of the Texas A&M University Military History Series.

$13.00

From Liberty to Liberality: The Transformation of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1776-1820
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From Liberty to Liberality: The Transformation of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1776-1820

By Joseph, Anthony M.

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. Hardcover. VG. Color boards with BW illustration. xiv; 201 pp. The author's "superb study of the Pennsylvania legislature from 1776 to 1820 is a model work. It shows how economic opportunity and relations with the national government were as important as the state's extensively studied political factionalism in shaping that body's development." -- Back cover.

$32.00

George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look as the Battle That Decided the Fate of America
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George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look as the Battle That Decided the Fate of America

By Tucker, Phillip Thomas

New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014. Hardcover. VG-/VG- bookplate on inside of front cover, light wear to edges and corners of dust jacket.. Blue boards with ivory spine and red metallic spine lettering. Color-illustrated dust jacket with orange and white lettering. xx, 627 pp. BW and color illustrations, maps. Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians due to being shrouded in romantic myth and stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas Tucker provides an in-depth look at the events of the Battle of Trenton, weeding out fiction and legend and presenting new insights and analysis. -Jacket.

$15.00

Reborn in America: French Exiles and Refugees in the United States and the Vine and Olive Adventure
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Reborn in America: French Exiles and Refugees in the United States and the Vine and Olive Adventure

By Saugera, Eric

Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 2011. Hardcover. VG/VG. Dark teal boards with yellow spine lettering. Glossy color-illustrated dust jacket with orange and white lettering. x, 572 pp. The rich detail presented in this story adds a great deal to what we know of ante-bellum Alabama and the international intrigues of the decades after Napoleon's final defeat, and sheds light as well on the other less glamorous refugees, planters fleeing from the revolution in Haiti, whose interest was much more purely agricultural, and whose lasting influence on the region was far more durable. -Amazon.

$30.00

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