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Barnes Sesquicentennial 1828-1978 (Pennsylvania), Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee
1 Barnes Sesquicentennial 1828-1978 (Pennsylvania) Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee
Barnes, PA Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee 1978 N/A Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Booklet on the 150th anniversary celebration of Barnes, Warren County, Pennsylvania. In addition to the schedule of events for the three day celebration, the majority of the booklet is comprised of articles on the history of the village and surrounding area as well as Sheffield Township. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 72 pages.Book Condition : Very Good; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light creasing at the corners. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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2 The Majestic Delaware; the Nation's foremost Historic River Brandt, Francis Burke
Union City NJ William H. Wise 1981 Hardcover Very Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"The story of the Delaware is told in brief accounts of dramatic episodes, events, and achievements." Discusses shipbuilding also. 150+ b&w photos, maps, and illustrations. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; light age toning to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping at edges; light discoloration; waviness/creasing (cup ring marks). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 Peck's Beach: A Pictorial History of Ocean City, New Jersey Cain, Tim
Harvey Cedars NJ Down the Shore 1988 0945582048 / 9780945582045 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
1st printing 1988. Brief history of Ocean City New Jersey's transformation form a Christian Camp Meeting community to a beach and boardwalk destination for vacationers. B&w photos and illustrations throughout. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Lower Merion: a Portrait Doebley, Carl E.
Montgomery County PA Lower Merion Historical Society 1976 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Limited 1st Edition No. 297/600. Catalogs 35 representative architectural examples from this township in Montgomery County Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia. Includes Bryn Mawr College to the original Barnes Foundation to Frank Lloyd Wright's Suntop Houses. Introduction and 2 b&w maps. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; one small spot each on front and rear covers, and one rear free end paper. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; some shelf wear, a few marks; in protective mylar cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 The Battle of New Orleans Dufour, Charles L.
Friends of the Cabildo 1965 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a catalog, with introduction, for a 1965 exhibit about the Battle of New Orleans held at the Louisiana State Museum headquartered at the Cabildo in New Orleans. Contains one b&w cover illustration and one map. The booklet details the 113 (groupings of) items for the exhibition. Book Condition : Good; text unmarked; yellowing around edges of front cover; similar yellowing and staining to rear cover; corner curling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Congress, the Pennsylvania Dutch Representatives, 1774-1974 Eshlemann, Edwin D. and Robert S. Walker
Lancaster PA Concorde Publishing 1975 0915976005 / 9780915976003 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by author on front free end paper: "To Al Alspach with continued appreciation - Ed Eshlemann, M.C.-16th - Pa." Co-authored by then-Congressman Ed Eshleman and his successor Bob Walker, this discusses all the (Republican) Congressmen who have served the conservative Lancaster Pennsylvania area for two centuries including the most famous - Thaddeus Stevens and future President James Buchanan. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; slight discoloration to spine; small piece missing at top front interior flap; light shelf wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Maryland Bicentennial Jewish Book Glushakow, A.D.
Baltimore MD Jewish Voice Publishing 1975 Soft cover Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Fair, ex-library. Oversized softcover survey history of Judaism in Maryland contains over 100 b&w phtotos. Book Condition: Fair, Ex-Library; title page and table of contents separated from book but inlaid; tearing near pp. 98; no text marks; catalog labels to spine and rear cover; rubber stamp to top text block; wear to cover edges and corners; pocket on rear free end paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 The Transformation of Western Pennsylvania, 1770-1800 (Pitt Series in Social & Labor History) Harper, R. Eugene
Pittsburgh PA University of Pittsburgh Press 1992 082293678X / 9780822936787 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Examines the changes in land ownership, vocations, agriculture, and political institutions during the late 18th century. From the author's preface - "...one is struck by how rapidly western Pennsylvania was transformed from a wilderness into a thriving society....." Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; some spotting to top text block; small crimp to rear free end paper. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Huguenot with Emphasis Upon the Huguenots of New Paltz, Hasbrouck, Kenneth E.
9 The Huguenot with Emphasis Upon the Huguenots of New Paltz Hasbrouck, Kenneth E.
New Paltz, NY Huguenot Historical Society 1970 No Edition Stated Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Contains the complete speech given by Hasbrouck on the occasion of the Huguenot Historical Society Annual Autumn Dinner at the Harvard Club, New York City on November 7, 1969. Also includes the sermon to the members of the Huguenot Historical Society, New Paltz by the Rev. Rene Vaillant, Pastor of Saint Esprit, New York City, February 28, 1968. Size: 8vo up to 9" tall . 14 pages. Previous owner's name on title page, otherwise pages are clean and crisp, no markings, no creases, no tears. Cover has light corner wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Purdue University: Fifty Years of Progress Hepburn, William Murray and Louis Martin Sears
Lafayette IN Purdue University 1925 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
1925 1st Edition, issued for the 50th anniversary of the school in 1924. Starting with background on 19th century trends in education, and the 1862 Land Grant Act, the founding of the college and its namesake John Purdue are discussed. The early years and successive college presidential administrations follow, along with chapters on athletics, student life, and the University's role in World War I and the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.) program. 203 pp. includes appendices, tables, and charts related to enrollment. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; beginning of binding separation visible inside front cover; small tear at top left of front free end paper; title page has 2" tear at binding; light age toning to text block and free end papers; fingerprint smudge on page 9; light bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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I Didn't Know That!: An Exhibition of First Happenings in Maryland, Heyl, Edgar G.
11 I Didn't Know That!: An Exhibition of First Happenings in Maryland Heyl, Edgar G.
Baltimore MD Maryland Historical Society 1973 1st Edition Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on title page : "For Bill Keller, from his friend, Ed Heyl, 6 January 1982". Exhibit catalog, Maryland Historical Society from 09/24 - 12/02/1973. 176 first happenings, in a wide range of activities, in Maryland during the period 1634 to 1973. B&w photos, 61 pp. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; light corner tip bends; light spotting to cover; tiny tear to top of spine and to front bottom edge with a bit of creasing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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12 Bygone Baltimore: A historical portrait Jacques Kelly
Norfolk VA The Donning Company 1982 0898651344 / 9780898651348 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on label on half title page. Oversize softcover. Photo history with complementary text. Photos selected "to show typical, old Baltimore scenes and events". Subjects include Churches, Easter Parades, row homes, market days, much more. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; curling to cover corners causing page tip creasing to first few pages; crease to bottom left rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Tales the Boatmen Told James Lee
Exton PA Canal Press Inc. 1977 0916838080 / 9780916838089 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on front free end paper. 1977 1st printing. Produced from transcripts of taped interviews with captains, drivers, lock tenders, and more, this work seeks to preserve the memory and history of New Jersey's Morris Canal. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light spotting to text block. Dust jacket Condition : Good; tape-repaired tear at bottom center front; wear to cover edges and corners; rubbing; some small stains. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Early Days in Abilene Kansas (Where It All Started), Jameson, Henry B.
14 Early Days in Abilene Kansas (Where It All Started) Jameson, Henry B.
Abilene, KS Reflector-Chronicle Publishing Corporation Edition Unstated Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
A compilation from a series of articles published in the 1983 in the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle. The articles are based on data taken from the diaries of J. B. Edwards, a pioneer merchant who lived in the area during the famous Chisholm Trail cattle boom and bust days. Edwards lived to be 106 and was the last man alive who know Wild Bill Hickok personally, and didn't mince any words in confirming he was a disappointment as City Marshal. Size: 8vo up to 9" tall . 56 pages. Book Condition : Good+; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has some shelf wear and a little light pink staining to lower right rear. 0 
Price: 16.00 USD
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15 Robert E. Lee and the 35th Star McKinney, Tim
Charleston WV Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. 1993 0929521757 / 9780929521756 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Printing. Studies the military campaigns in West Virginia before its admission to the Union during the Civil War. Emphasizes the difficulty and importance of the military maneuvering there and its importance at the beginning of the conflict. 21 maps. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; slight cover corner curling; light rubbing to covers; original price sticker on bottom right rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Vermont Under Four Flags : A History of the Green Mountain State 1635-1975 Merrill, Perry H.
Montpelier VT Privately Published 1975 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "To Eva, Perry H. merrill, Sept 7, 1975." Includes inlaid newspaper book review. While the first chapters are devoted to the early history of Vermont, including its time as a Dutch colony, the remainder of this state history, written by the former commissioner of forests and parks, is organized by subject matter rather than chronology. Sections include : Immigration and Emigration, Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, and much more. Book Condition: Good; no text markings; light age toning to free end papers; light spotting to text block; discoloration to rear of front free end paper due to newspaper article. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping/tearing along edges, corners, and spine ends including tape repair; rubbing/light staining. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 The Evolution of Colonial Architecture (Architectural Treasures of Early America) Mullins, Lisa C. (editor) and Rod Underhill (consultant)
Harrisburg PA National Historical Society 1988 0918678285 / 9780918678287 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Surveys a variety of areas and estates, largely concentrated in New England. Chapters include Early Dwellings in New Hampshire; Architecture in Massachusetts; Three-Story Colonial Houses of New England; Houses of Bennington, Vermont, and Vicinity; The Colonel Robert Means House, Amherst, New Hampshire. and more. Also includes a chapter on The Charm of Old San Antonio : A Spanish Settlement of the Southwest. Volume 9 from The Architectural Treasures of Early America series. Book Condition : Near Fine, appears unread; light rubbing to covers and small den/bump at top left front cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Early Architecture of the South (Architectural Treasures of Early America, Vol. 2) Mullins, Lisa C. (editor) and Roy Underhill (consultant)
Harrisburg PA The National Historical Society 1987 0918678218 / 9780918678218 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Covers a variety of areas and estates including Colonial Architecture of the Eastern Shore of Maryland; Annapolis; Alexandria, Virginia; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; New Bern; Old Charleston; and more. Volume 2, "Early Architecture of the South" from The Architectural Treasures of Early America series. Book Condition : Near Fine, appears unread; light rubbing to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Grandeur of the South (Architectural Treasures of Early America, 14) Mullins, Lisa C. (editor) and Roy Underhill (consultant)
Harrisburg PA The National Historical Society 1988 0918678366 / 9780918678362 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Largely concerns the Georgian architectural style, the first chapter is on Savannah, Georgia, but the focus is largely South Carolina estates near Beaufort, Camden, Santee, Charleston, and more. Volume 14, "The Grandeur of the South" from the Architectural Treasures of Early America Series. Book Condition : Fine, appears unread. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 The Southern Tradition (Architectural Treasures of Early America) Mullins, Lisa C. (editor) and Roy Underhill (consultant)
Harrisburg PA National Historical Society 1988 0918678331 / 9780918678331 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Largely focused on the Georgian architectural style, this book includes chapters on Old Colonial Work in Virginia and Maryland, Annapolis, Colonial Work in the Virginia Borderland, The University of Virginia, Cape Fear River District, Some Homes of the Washington Family, and more. Volume 12, "The Southern Tradition" from the Architectural Treasures of Early America Series. Book Condition : Fine, appears unread. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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