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1 Three Centuries Under Three Flags: The Story of Governors Island from 1637 A.C.M. Azoy
Governors Island NY Headquarters First Army 1951 Soft cover Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Survey history of Governors Island off the tip of Manhattan. The landing place of the first Dutch colonists in New Netherlands, the island would become fortified by the time of the American revolution and the War of 1812. It remained an Army training facility, then a Coast Guard installation, before become a park and National Monument. Book Condition : Good+, no text marks; light rubbing and one mark on covers; occasional toning at binding margins from binding adhesive. 
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2 A Biographical History of Lancaster County (Pennsylvania): : Being a History of Early Settlers and Eminent Men of the County Alex Harris
Bowie MD Heritage Books 2006 155613245X / 9781556132452 1st Edition Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1989 Softcover facsimile reprint of Harris' classic 1872 biographical survey of the important historical settlements of Lancaster city and county in pennsylvania. Over 2000 entries on individuals and families from its founding through the Civil War, works as both a history and a genealogical reference. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks, drawing on rear end paper; significant creasing and curling to open edges of covers; some staining to text block; page tip creasing. 
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3 Lebanon (CT) (Images of America) Alicia Wayland; Ed Tollmann; Claire S. Krause; Lebanon Historical Society
Charleston SC Arcadia Publishing 2004 0738535737 / 9780738535739 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by all 3 authors on title page. Part of the Images of America series, this work consists of 2 b&w photos per page supplemented by text. Traces the rural history of the area and its historic ties to the American Revolution. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light cover corner wear. 
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Barnes Sesquicentennial 1828-1978 (Pennsylvania), Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee
4 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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5 The greenhouse at Lyndhurst: Construction and development of the Gould greenhouse, 1881 (Research on historic properties occasional papers) Billie Sherrill Britz
Washington DC Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States 1977 0891330461 / 9780891330462 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Details the construction the Gould greenhouse at Lyndhurst, a Tarrytown, New York estate. 48 pp. including b&w photos, illustrations, and floor plans. Multiple appendices include correspondence on labor. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; some light soiling to covers; chipping to spine; light page tip creasing. 
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6 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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7 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 from 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. 
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8 Brandywine Village: The story of a milling community Carol E. Hoffecker
Wilmington DE Old Brandywine Village 1974 Soft cover Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
The history and preservation of an important 18th and 19th century mill village in Wilmington Delaware. 111 pp. w/ b&w photos throughout. Book condition : Good+, no text marks, owners name on half title page; light cover corner wear; crease to spine; some wear along rear cover edges. 
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9 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. 
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10 Mr. Goodhue Remembers Portland: Scenes from the Mid-19th Century Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. and William David Barry
Portland ME Maine Historical Preservation Committee 1981 Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Charles Quincy Goodhue 
Side-stapled oblong softcover, 64 pp. B&w plates of drawings done by Charles Quincy Goodhue in the 1890's and 1900's. Several of the sketches show Portland Maine prior to the 1866 fire which destroyed 1500 buildings. A matching page of text faces each drawing. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; mark at top center and ink mark at top right front cover; light toning near spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 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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12 200 Years of Maine Housing: A Guide for the House Watcher Frank A. Beard
Portland ME Maine Historical Preservation Committee 1981 3rd Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Side-stapled oblong softcover, 23 pp. 3rd Revised Edition. B&w photos throughout. Short survey of domestic architecture styles in Maine - Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, mansard, Stick, Octagon, Queene Anne, Shingle, and Colonial Revival. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; ink mark at top right front cover; light toning near spine; light impress crease on rear cover. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Shipwrecks of Delaware and Maryland (Gary Gentile's Popular Dive Guide Series) Gary Gentile
Philadelphia PA Gary Gentile Productions 1990 0962145327 / 9780962145322 1st Edition Soft cover Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Stated 1st Edition. Organized alphabetically by ship name, this guide details 42 of the most interesting wrecks off the Delaware and Maryland coasts from the perspective of diving and history. 200 pp. w/ numerous color and b&w photos. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; front edge and cover corner curling also causing a few page tip creases inside; light cover creasing and shelf wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 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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I Didn't Know That!: An Exhibition of First Happenings in Maryland, Heyl, Edgar G.
15 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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16 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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17 Along the Octorara (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) James Henry
Dover NH Arcadia Publishing 1999 0752405756 / 9780752405759 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Rich archival photos (usually 2 per page), many gathered from historical societies, with accompanying text, document the history of the Octorara Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania straddling Chester and Lancaster counties. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; creasing and rubbing to covers. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Early Days in Abilene Kansas (Where It All Started), Jameson, Henry B.
18 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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19 History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (A Heritage Classic) John Blair Linn
Heritage Books 2002 0788420399 / 9780788420399 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Two Volume Set, 2002 Softcover facsimile reprints w/ b& w illustrations of 1883 work. Includes fold out maps and biographical indices. Chronological histories of 2 PA counties w/ biographical sketches, portraits, and sections on judicial, military (Revolution, Whiskey Rebellion, War of 1812, Civil War), medical, educational, and religious organizations. Additionally, pioneers, Native Americans, geography, and more. Book Conditions : Good; no text marks; a few small stains to text block; mild diagonal crease to top left rear cover of Vol. 2; cover corner curling; a few page tip creases. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 History of Mifflin County Joseph Cochran
Salem MA Higginson Book Company 2000 Soft cover Good Minus Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
2000 Softcover facsimile reprint w/ b& w illustrations of 1879 work. Marked as Volume 1 but no other one was issued. Undated, c. 2000, facsimile reprint of 1879 original. Historical and genealogical resource contains biographical sketches and sections on pioneers, geology, judicial, military, medical, educational, and religious organizations and more. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; significant creasing and some staining to covers; cover corner curling causing page tip creasing; staining to text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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