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Cosmos Crumbling; American Reform and the Religious Imagination

By: Abzug, Robert H.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35994

ISBN: 0195037529

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages; Snugly bound and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright dust jacket. Trace shelf evidence to jacket edges and front flap has the lower corner clipped. Feels unread. NF/VG++ View more info

The Grand Review ; The Civil War Continues to Shape America

By: Applebome, Peter & Georg R. Sheets & L. Douglas Wilder & Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: York PA, Bold Print Inc: 2000

Seller ID: 35901

ISBN: 0964712326

Condition: New


B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 130 pages; Oversize paperback. New copy View more info

The Home Magazine, Vols VI & VII: July to December, 1855 & January to June, 1856

By: Arthur, T. S. & Virginia F. Townsend, (editors)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. S. Arthur & Co: 1856

Seller ID: 31163

Condition: Very Good+


Steel plate engravings, woodcuts; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 742 pages; 1856 & 1857. Two volume numbers, VI & VII comprising 12 issues - bound together in one work. Snugly bound in period, pebbled polished red calf with marbled paper covered boards. Vol VI July to Dec 1855 * Vol VII, Jan to june 1856. Just light shelf rub to leather at spine edges and corner tips; superficial surface rubbing to paper covered boards. Contents bright and clean. Arthur's entry in the... View more info

The History of Georgia, from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lippincott's Cabinet Histories of the States

By: Arthur, T. S. & W. H. Carpenter

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Company: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34600

Condition: Good


frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 331 pages; 1st edition. In original green cloth with decorative borders and ruling in blind to boards and gilt paneling to spine. Soundly bound but a bit worn with a damp/spill stain to the lower spine corner of the cloth, showing with mild discoloration in the spine gutter area of the first 40 or so pages. Gilt at spine fading. Marbled paper pastedowns appear to have been added by a prior owner, with some offset glue toning to the ... View more info

Men and Things; or, Short Essays on Various Subjects including Free Trade

By: Baker, James L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Crosby, Nichols and Company: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33834

Condition: Good+


Ut with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Mild sunning at spine. Snug with clean text; condition graded down to reflect prior institutional ownership indications but generally about VG. G+ thus; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; HC 1st edition. Snugly bound in original brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Snugly bound with clean text, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and... View more info

The History of the United States of North America; [In 3 Volumes] From the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day

By: Bartlett, W. H. & B. B. Woodward

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York & London, George Virtue & Co: 1856

Seller ID: 35765

Condition: Very Good-


Steel Plate engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Soundly bound in matching publisher's deluxe trade binding of full red pebbled calfleather with highly decorative borders and vignettes tooled in gilt to boards and decorative title desing sna flourishes gilt tooled to spines. [7], 698; 720; 726 pp. Some light to moderate scuffing and rubbing to leather at board edges; Vol I has a small piece of leather chipped from the crown and Vol III has shallo... View more info

The History of Haverhill , Massachusetts, From its First Settlement in 1640, to the Year 1860

By: Chase, George Wingate

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Haverhill, MA, The Author: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34579

Condition: Good


Maps, engravings and folding facsimile document; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 700 pages; 1861 [self-published]. 1st edition; xvi, 663, [1], xx pp. HC in original brown cloth with titles in gilt to spine and borders in blind to boards. Complete copy with original coated endsheets and all illustrations, maps, engravings and folding facsimile document. Binding considerably shaken with endpages ruptured in the joints and several signatures starting. Cloth rubbed through... View more info

Gayman Tavern A Study of a Canal-Era Tavern in Dauphin Borough

By: Clouse, Jerry A.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission: 2003

Seller ID: 31337

Condition: Fine


Photographs, diagrams and maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 36 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial wraps with saddle stapled binding. Feels and appears unread and unused. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams and maps. Fine copt - about as new View more info

Religion in the Quarters : A Study of Slave Preachers in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

By: Dennard, David C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University Microfilms International :: Northwestern University: 1986

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 33734

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages; Authorized facsimile reprinting of Dennard's 1983 dissertation submitted for a degree in Doctor of Philosophy. Hardcover soundly bound in blue cloth with titles in gilt to spine. A little tenderness in the joints; a small number of pages corner creased. Ex-library with expected but light institutional indications. G View more info

Mentor Graham The Man Who Taught Lincoln

By: Duncan, Kunigunde; Nickols, D. F.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1944

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32456

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 274 pages; 1st printing. Soundly bound in original wraparound pictorial cloth covered boards. Cloth just a little soiled and toned. Contents clean and unmarked. Expected mild toning to page stock. Illustrated with pictorial map endpages and some plates on glossy stock. VG View more info

Monument to the Memory of General Andrew Jackson Containing Twenty-Five Eulogies and Sermons Deliverd on Occasion of His Death, etc.

By: Dusenbery, B. M. , (Comp. )

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Walker & Gillis: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31159

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 416 pages; Soundly bound in original brown cloth with title lettering still brightly in gilt to spine. Cloth covered boards lightly shelf tapped at corners. Trace fray to cloth at spine ends. Two small period bookseller labels, one to front pastedown and one at rear. A small red paper label to front pastedown with a leter number code B-8 in pencil. To the lower front corner of a scatteres number of perhaps 10 or so pages is an inkstamp "... View more info

The True Republican, Containing the Inaugural Addresses, Together with the First Annual Addresses and Messages Of all the Presidents of the United States, from 1789 to 1845; Together with the Portrait of Each of the Presidents, Together with the Portrait of Each of the Presidents ...

By: French, Jonathan

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, W. A. Leary: 1846

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 34840

Condition: Very Good


Engraved portraits; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages; Snugly bound in original slate blue cloth with pictorial emblem to cover and titles at spine brightly in gilt. Decorative borders and flourishes in blind to boards. 276; 182 pp. Appendix at rear includes text of the Constitutions of the United States and of 8 States. Mild fray to cloth at crown. Engraved portraits of the Presidents have some light to moderate foxing but the page block is bright and clean. Mild ton... View more info

Selections from the Philosophical, Polemical, Amatory, Moral, and other Works

By: Hart, Cyrus Wadsworth

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, L. R. Bailey, Printer: 1845

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 31766

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 336 pages; Sound in original full calf leather binding. Horizontal rules to spine; no lettering or label. Leather shelf rubbed at edges with a partial split starting in the leather of the rear hinge. Swath of spotting/mottling to leather of the lower board and some mild damp evidence to rear endpages. Contents complete and generally neat with expected spotting and light foxing scattered throughout. An unusual collection of mid-19th century e... View more info

The History and Topography of the United States of North America, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Comprising Political and Biographical History; Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, Zoology, and Botany; Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce.. (Etc. )

By: Hinton, John Howard (Ed.); Samuel L. Knapp (Ed.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, Samuel Walker: 1834

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 32604

Condition: Very Good+


Map & engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1st American edition from the 2nd English edition. Two volumes in one. Soundly bound in very handsome American publisher's binding of tree calf and heavy gilt spine with black leather title label to spine. 427, 500pp. Contents complete with complete complement of 40 plates including extra engraved title pages, map of North America and views. Superficial nicks to leather at crwon and some mild creasing to the leather at spine... View more info

The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan... Including the Most Important of His State Papers

By: Horton, R.G.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York & Cincinnati, Derby & Jackson; H. W. Derby & Co.: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31231

Condition: Very Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 428 pages; (Printed by George Russell; Stereotyped by W.H. Tisson) Derby & Jackson; New York & Cincinnati. HC 1st edition. Snugly bound in original decoratively blind stamped green cloth with gilt title desing to spine dulled as usually seen. Tight fresh copy with just slight shelf rub to cloth at extremities. Closed partial tear in the gutter of the front pastedown. Otherwise splendid. Uncommon in condition. VG++ to NF View more info

Life of Abraham Lincoln

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1960

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 31423

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Reissue of the 1938 edition, a facsimile reproduction of the singular campaign biography of Lincoln by Howells held by the Illinoise State Historical Library, which includes Lincoln's pencil annotations and editorial marks. Snugly bound in original blue and gray boards with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Publisher's clear mylar dust jacket includes $6.00 issue price and editorial copy on the front flap. Jacket is lightly surfac... View more info

Princeton in the Nation's Service Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928

By: Kemeny, P. C.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 35241

ISBN: 019512071X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Religion in America Series; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 352 pages; Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. About 4 or 5 pages with the top corner creased to mark place. Dust jacket lightly shelf/handling rubbed at edges. VG+/VG+ View more info

Changes in The Word; Reading Practices in Antebellum America

By: Lehuu, Isabelle

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, UMI Dissertation Services: 1996

Seller ID: 31803

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages; Facsimile printing of the author's PhD dissertation at Cornell. Tightly bound in blue card stock covers with title label to cover and spine unlettered, as issued. Feels and appears unread and as new. Fine View more info

The Life of General Winfield Scott

By: Mansfield, Edward D.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35530

Condition: Good+


steel plate frontis; woodcut maps and scenes; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 366 pages; Soundly bound and generally clean. Cloth with some light fraying to spine ends and corner tips with boards peeking through at front corners. Scattered light to moderate foxing. A few pages with a corner turned down to mark place Illustrated with tissue guarded, steel plate frontis and woodcut scenes and maps. G+ View more info

Figuring Authorship in Antebellum America

By: Newbury, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30389

ISBN: 0804728585

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 251 pages; Tight bright and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. Crisp unmarked copy feels and appears about as new. F/F View more info