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image of A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE.  V. RIDDLES OF IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES.

A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE. V. RIDDLES OF IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES.

by Prost, Antoine and Vincent, Gerard, Editors. Arthur Goldhammer, Translator. Perrine Simon-Nahum, Remi Leveau, Dominique Schnapper, Kristina Orfali, Chiara Saraceno, Ingeborg Weber-Kellermann, Elaine Tyler May.

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Published
1991
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Very Good+
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First American Edition
ISBN
9780674399792
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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap / Harvard University Press, 1991. 630 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions, colour plates. "(Charts) the remarkable inner history of our times from the tumult of World War I to the present day, when personal identity was released from its moorings in gender, family, social class, religion, politics, and nationality. Nine… Read more
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image of THE COLOPHON.  NEW GRAPHIC SERIES.  4 VOLUME SET plus COLOPHON-RELATED EPHEMERA.

THE COLOPHON. NEW GRAPHIC SERIES. 4 VOLUME SET plus COLOPHON-RELATED EPHEMERA.

by Adams, Frederick B., Jr. et al, editors. (John Carter, George Goodspeed, Rollo Silver, George L. McKay, Leo M. Alpert, Jean Hersholt, Frank J. Hynes, Carolyn Wells, Lawrence Clark-Powell, Frederic Dorr Steele, Wallace Worth, Cedric Larson, et. al.)

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Published
1939
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Good+
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First Edition (remainder mark).
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New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. The four volumes of the "New Graphic Series" of the Colophon, 10 5/8" H, pictorial front boards/spines - lacking the original glassine dust jackets. No. 1 - March 1939, 115 pp, with linoleum cut by Hans Alexander Mueller, wood engraving by Emil Ganso and additional illustration by George Cruikshank & Edward A. Wilson, plus… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. FOURTH REVISED AND AUGMENTED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1922
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Fourth Revised and Augmented Edition.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1922. 420 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, two ribbon book marks. 14 maps (some fold-out) and 12 plans (all present). The fourth and final edition. A paper label pasted on the title page gives addresses… Read more
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image of U.S. FLAGSHIP "OLYMPIA" - 9 POST CARDS + 1 "DES MOINES" + 1 "CLEVELAND".  PRE-FIRST WORLD WAR.  11 POST CARDS IN TOTAL.

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England: Gale & Polden 9 pre-First World War post cards of the U.S. Flagship "Olympia", with two additional contemporary cards. All from the Gale & Polden "Welligton Series". 1. U.S. Flagship, "Olympia," Protected Cruiser, 5,870 tons. 2. U.S. Flagship, "Olympia." Lieut.-Commander L.S. Van Duzer and Officers. 3. U.S. Flagship, "Olympia." Loading a 5in. B.-L. R Gun on the Gun… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. SECOND REVISED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1900
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Good
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Second Revised Edition.
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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1900. 268 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, ribbon book mark. 10 maps (some fold-out) and 7 plans (all present). The introductory section includes a "Geographical and Geological Sketch" by G.M. Dawson and "Sports and Pastimes", by… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.) FIRST EDITION.

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1894
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Good-
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First Edition
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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1894. 254 pp, 6 1/4" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled. 10 maps (some fold-out) and 7 plans (all present, although the map listed as at page 33 is actually at page 60, opposite the appropriate text). The introductory section… Read more
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND AN EXCURSION TO ALASKA. HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS. THIRD REVISED AND AUGMENTED EDITION. (BAEDEKER'S CANADA.)

by Baedeker, Karl.

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Published
1907
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Very Good
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Third Revised and Augmented Edition.
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Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1907. 331 pp, 6 5/16" H, red cloth over card covers, gilt titling on spine and front board, blind stamping to spine and covers, text block edges marbled, two ribbon book marks. 13 maps (some fold-out) and 12 plans (all present). The introductory section includes a "Geographical and Geological Sketch" by G.M. Dawson and "Sports and… Read more
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SCENES IN AND AROUND GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO.

by Overbeck, H.G.

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10 medium brown heavy stock leaves (approx. 7" H x 10" D) in card cover (with embossed reptile skin pattern and cartouche with handwritten titling), braided cord fastener. Each leaf bears one sepia tone photograph (4 1/4" H x 6 3/8" W), glued to the backing page. All photographs are firmly glued at the spine edge, although some have become… Read more
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image of ARNOLD'S MARCH FROM CAMBRIDGE TO QUEBEC:  A CRITICAL STUDY, TOGETHER WITH A REPRINT OF ARNOLD'S JOURNAL.

ARNOLD'S MARCH FROM CAMBRIDGE TO QUEBEC: A CRITICAL STUDY, TOGETHER WITH A REPRINT OF ARNOLD'S JOURNAL.

by Smith, Justin H.

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Published
1903
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Good
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First Edition
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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1903. 498 pp, 8 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Tissue-covered map frontispiece plus 17 additional maps/diagrams - all present. A history of the American invasion of Canada in 1775/76. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Route before Arnold; The Witnesses; From Cambridge to Gardinerston; Gardinerston to Fort Western;… Read more
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A BALLAD OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH.

by Angle, Paul M. and Miers, Earl Schenck.

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Published
1959
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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Kingsport, Tennessee : Kingsport Press, 1959. 48 pp, 10 3/8" H. Blue and gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front board, clear plastic dust cover - no slipcase. Kingsport Press presentation sheet laid in - signed by C.H. Wilhelm. The authors have used a 'Narrator' to link words and songs to capture the emotions… Read more
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image of A SLAVE NO MORE:  TWO MEN WHO ESCAPED TO FREEDOM, INCLUDING THEIR OWN NARRATIVES OF EMANCIPATION.

A SLAVE NO MORE: TWO MEN WHO ESCAPED TO FREEDOM, INCLUDING THEIR OWN NARRATIVES OF EMANCIPATION.

by Blight, David W. (John Washington & Wallace Turnage.)

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Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780151012329
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Orlando : Harcourt , 2007. 307 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, maps. "Slave narratives are extremely rare. Of the one hundred or so of these testimonies that survive, a mere handful are first-person accounts by slaves who ran away and freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join… Read more
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image of WINTER.  PICTURED BY RUDOLF EICKEMEYER, JR.

WINTER. PICTURED BY RUDOLF EICKEMEYER, JR.

by Eickemeyer, Rudolf, Jr. Introduction by Sadakichi Hartmann. (William Shakespeare, William Cullen Bryant, Alfred Tennyson, James Greenleaf Whittier, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Morris, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hood, et al.

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Published
1903
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Good
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First Edition.
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New York: R.H. Russell, 1903. v, 50 pp, 14 1/2" H. Grey cloth spine, beige paper-covered boards with black lettering and pastedown illustration on front board. Over 50 b&w reproductions of works by Rudolf Eickemeyer, Jr. (1862-1932), one of the first American photographers to be admitted to the Linked Ring. All on the theme of 'Winter', the photographs… Read more
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GLIMPSES OF NORTH DAKOTA.

by Bartlett, David.

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Published
1901
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Poor
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North Dakota Pan-American Exposition Commission, 1901. 62 pp, oblong (6 3/16" H x 9" D). Engraved and printed by Gies & Co., Buffalo, NY. Deep purple covers with black lettering, blind stamped decoration. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of towns, farms, harvesting, houses, churches, schools, public buildings, cattle, Fargo Fire Festival, scenery, etc. Text sections are titled:… Read more
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image of THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER.  THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED.

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Sault Ste. Marie / Grand Rapids: Young's Art Studio / James Bayne Co. Unpaginated (approx. 58 pp, excluding covers), oblong (6 3/4" H x 9" D), with string ties. No date (c1910). Title page continues: "Mammoth Power Developed and Industries Established - The Growth of Two Large Cities - In the Land of Hiawatha." Two page introduction, followed by b&w… Read more
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VIEWS OF DULUTH, MINN.

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Published
1910
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Fair
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Toronto / Duluth, Minn.: W.G. MacFarlane for S.H. Knox & Co., 1910. Unpaginated (40 pp excluding covers), oblong (7" H x 9" D), purple paper covers with decorative gilt lettering on front. Undated, but c1910. One page of introductory text followed by captioned b&w photographs of streetscapes, schools, churches, commercial buildings, parks, docks, shipping, industries, scenery, etc. Some pages have… Read more
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MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.

by Butcher, Fanny.

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 463 pp, 8 5/8" H. Signed: "Fanny Butcher" on front free endpaper. B&w photographs. "This is the extraordinary memoir of the lifelong passion - and the multiple friendships - of one of the outstanding women of (the twentieth century), who has lived her life to the full in the heart of the Midwest and… Read more
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THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.

by Berton, Pierre.

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Published
1980
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited First Edition, Specially Bound.
ISBN
9780771012358
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1980. 363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders… Read more
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image of THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY.  WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS:  TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE.

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Ottawa, Ontario: General Engineering Branch, Department of Transport, 1949. 12 1/4" H, dark blue faux leather with faded, but legible, gilt lettering on front board. V, 31 pp (text) + 8 fold-out maps/plans (1 b&w, 7 with some colour - blue/red) - 11" H, varying in length from approximately 15 inches to just over 5 feet + 4 b&w… Read more
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THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT MONTREAL, MAY 25-26, 1939. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.

by Trotter, Reginald G.; Saunders, Richard M.; Carriere, J.M.; Heaton, Herbert; Lunn, Jean; Cooke, Albert Colby; Foster, Joan M.V.; Ellis, Ethan L.; Longley, R.S.; Lockhart, A.D.; Underhill, Frank H.

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Published
1939
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Good
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Toronto: Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press , 1939. 157 pp, 9 11/16" H. Contents: The Appalachian Barrier in Canadian History (The Presidential Address), by Reginald G. Trotter; The Emergence of the Coureur de Bois as a Social Type, by Richard M. Saunders; Life and Customs in the French Villages of the Old Illinois Country (1763-1939),… Read more
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image of A SKETCH OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH AND GLEN IRIS.  WITH AN APPENDIX OF RELATED POEMS AND SELECTIONS.

A SKETCH OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH AND GLEN IRIS. WITH AN APPENDIX OF RELATED POEMS AND SELECTIONS.

by Peer, Sherman. (With poems by Alice Stone Blackwell, James N. Johnston, Mary E. Percival & Sara Evans Letchworth.)

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Published
1956
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Very Good-
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Castile, N.Y.: Genesee State Park Commission, letchworth State Park, 1956. Unpaginated (24 pages excluding covers), 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations. A brief sketch of the life of William Pryor Letchworth, businessman, philanthropist and founder of Letchworth State Park, New York. Information on his interest in preserving the natural beauties of New York for the future, his concern… Read more
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