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History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; Embracing an Account of the...

History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia; Embracing an Account of the Various Expeditions in the West, Previous to 1795...

by de Hass, Wills

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Wheeling, [VA]: H. Hoblitzell, 1851. First edition. Full calf, 8vo, 416 pages. Good condition. Frontis + 4 plates, of which 1 folding (complete). Rebacked with the original spine laid down, hinges repaired, signs of removed tape along front joint, covers considerably rubbed, newer flyleaves, newspaper portrait and article about the author tipped in. Contents moderately foxed, two small ink notes on p. 46 and 281. A nice association copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "To Hon. Thos. S. Haymond / With the best respects of / His very true friend / Wills De Hass / Sept. 14, 1851." Thomas Sherwood Haymond (1794-1869) was a Congressman representing Virginia, and a lawyer. Born near Fairmont, Virginia (now West Virginia), Haymond attended private schools as a child and went on to attend the College of William and Mary. He served as a private in the War of 1812, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1815, commencing practice in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was president of the county court of… Read More
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Colton's New Topographical Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, showing also...

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New York: J.H. Colton, 1864. Brown pebbled cloth cover stamped in blind and gilt is in pristine condition. 82 x 110 cm unfolded; 10 x 16 cm folded. Full original hand coloring on onion-skin paper. Very Good. Professionally repaired tear around section attaching to the board, and extending beneath the cartouche (hardly noticeable from the front), minor spotting beneath the cartouche. Note that this is not backed with linen as some folding maps are; the paper is nearly onion skin and while not brittle is fragile. We do not recommend that it be flattened for framing. A highly important folding pocket map to be used in the field during the Civil War, in extraordinary condition. LC Civil War Maps 48.2. OCLC lists only five locations for the 1864 edition: LC, Yale, Penn State, Library of Virginia and Wake Forest. Americana Exchange records only one auction record in the last 15 years, and only two before that.
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Economics: An Introductory Analysis
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Economics: An Introductory Analysis

by Samuelson, Paul A.

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NY: McGraw-Hill, 1948. 1st edition, 3rd impression. Green cloth lettered in blue and gilt, 8vo, 622 p.. Very Good. Extremities rubbed, spine and rear cover mildly darkened. No markings. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "For Bill Breit, / Paul A. Samuelson / Trinity University, February 1985." Breit was a noted economic historian.
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Philippi Cluverii Italia Antiqua; Opus post omnium curas elaboratissimum; tabulis geographicis...
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Philippi Cluverii Italia Antiqua; Opus post omnium curas elaboratissimum; tabulis geographicis ære expressis illustratum. Ejusdem Sicilia Sardinia et Corsica. Cum Indice Locupletissimo

by Clüver, Philipp [Cluwer, Klüwer, Cluvier, Cluverus, Cluverius, Cluverio, Cluverii] [1580-1622] and Nicolaas van Geilenkerken [Nicolaus Geilkerck] [-1657]

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Lugduni Batavorum [Leyden, Leiden]: ex officina Elseviriana [Elzevir], 1624. Full vellum, 2 vols in folio [365mm]. Vol 1: *4, A-Ttt6, Vvv4 [*1= half-title recto, frontis verso; Vvv4 blank] + 9 double-page maps. Vol. 2: ¶2, A-Bbb6 [Bbb6 blank] + 5 double-page maps. Pagination: v.1 [20], 786; v. 2 [2], 787-1338, [22]--Index. Good. Maps are clean. Vellum binding darkened; spotting and occasional browning in vol. 1, with spotting and extensive browning in vol. 2. Dampstain to lower left corner first 4 leaves vol. 1 and rear cover vol. 2. Front hinges open on both volumes with cords holding, rear hinges cracked but less so. Crown of vol. 2 pulled. The books are otherwise structurally sound. Bookplates of T.J. Phillips-Jodrell, no other signs of ownership. Clüver may be considered the father of historical geography in modern times. He also published a historical geography of Germany. His Introductio in Universam Geographiam was a widely used textbook with many editions over the next century. Both… Read More
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Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit.... [Map of Jerusalem] [Middle East]
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Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit.... [Map of Jerusalem] [Middle East]

by Adrichom, Christianum [aka Adrichomius; Christiaan (Christian) van Adrichem]. [1533-1585]

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Coloniae Agrippinae, 1584. First edition. Uncolored, 739 mm x 500 mm, two sheets joined, with original folds professionally flattened. Oriented with East at the top. A number of small tears and fold separations have been archivally repaired on verso. In good condition. The map was issued with the booklet Urbis Hierosolyma Depicta which provided further information about sites keyed to the numbers on the map; some later editions of the map retained the 1584 date but were issued in the atlas Theatrum Terrae Sanctae (published posthumously, 1590 and later). The folded sections of this map are 16 cm x 9 cm, the size of the Depicta. Later editions have larger sections and fewer folds since the Theatrum was a larger book. There are a great many maps of Jerusalem, but this is one of the most influential. Among the 250 numbered and described locations Adrichom identifies 14 stations of the cross, which are still accepted today. The map and his atlas, the Theatrum, went through numerous editions in many… Read More
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The Discovery of India
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The Discovery of India

by Nehru, Jawaharlal

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Calcutta: The Signet Press, 1946. First edition. Brown cloth. Very Good. Faint smudge to foredge. Light stain to front cover. No dust jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR THE WEEKS AFTER PUBLICATION, APRIL 13, 1946.
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The Hour Glass

The Hour Glass

by Yeats, W.B.

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50 copies only"
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Privately Printed [Cuala Press], 1914. 50 copies only". Gray wraps printed in black. Very Good. Wraps browned at edges; very lightly chipped; separated at the spine but still bound by the purple ribbon. Text is clean, unopened, with no signs of previous ownership. Rare; perhaps the most elusive Yeats and Cuala titles due to the severe limitation and the fragility of the binding. Miller notes that it was "not for sale." (p. 127). This is a new version of the play in prose and verse--Wade, 108.
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