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Trolley Through the Countryside

By Chandler, Allison

Denver, CO: Sage Books, 1963. Short histories of 15 interurbans in Kansas and neighboring states. Bookplate of railroad historian and fan Don Bloch on front paste-down endpaper. Several letters to Bloch from the author, signed, laid in. Signed letter from the author presenting this copy of the book to Bloch. 384 pages with maps and photographs. Greren cloth cover. Clean no marks. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$65.50

The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad, 1828-1853
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The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad, 1828-1853

By James D. Dilts

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993. 472pp/illus/maps. Richly illustrated account of the planning and building of the most important and influential early American railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, is an essential contribution not only to railyway history but also to the broader history of the development of the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century.There was no precedent for the building of the B&O. The construction of the 380-mile line from Baltimore to the Ohio River over a period of 25 years is an epic story of astute planning and innovative engineering that overcame many formidable obstacles, notably the arduous traversing of 200 miles of mountain wilderness. Its successful inauguration provided a spur to internal improvements throughout the United States. Railroads, and certainly the B&O, epitomized progress, not only in the development and extension of the Western frontier but in the revelation that personal travel and the delivery of freight could be dramatically faster, better, and cheaper. Clean no marks.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$127.50

Virginia: Bourbonism to Byrd, 1870-1925

By Allen W. Moger

Charlottesville, VA: Univ of Virginia Pr, 1968. 397pp/illus. Politics and life are interwoven, and I have given some account of how the people lived, the poverty and bitterness of the postwar era, their fanatical belief in free silver, what irritated and inspired them, the continuous influence of the race issue, their revolt against demon rum, and the popular demand for better schools and roads early in this century.".Clean no marks. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$74.50

Race Relations The Interaction of Ethnic and Racial Groups

By Berry, Brewton

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. 487pp/illus. An analysis of race relations and human communities. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Sociology, Race, Ethnic Groups, Community, Family, Human, Minority, Assimilation, Jews, Arabs, Indians, Blacks). Clean no marks.. 1st Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.50

The Printed Book in America

By Joseph Blumenthal

Hannover: Dartmouth College Library, 1989. 250pp/illus.A history of American printing, from Benjamin Franklin and Isaiah Thomas in the colonial period, to D. B. Updike, Bruce Rogers, the Grabhorns, and Frederic Goudy in the 20th century. Numerous full-page illus some in color. Text clean no marks.. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$47.50

Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery: Updated, with a New Introduction and Bibliography (82)
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Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery: Updated, with a New Introduction and Bibliography (82)

By Randall M. Miller; John David Smith

Wesport, CT: Praeger, 1997. 892pp/charts. Updated edition. An extensive list of well discussed names and terms related to Afro-American slavery. Entries are presented in alphabetical order with a small, selected bibliography and author's name listed for each. Includes a chronology of Afro-American Slavery, and an index of the listed names/terms. Clean no marks.. Revised Edition. Trade Paperback. Near Fine/No Jacket - Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$74.50

Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest
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Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest

By Christy G. Turner II; Jacqueline Turner

Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 1998. 547pp/illus. This study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers. Slight cut in front of dust jacket. Text is clean. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$59.50

The Black West: A Documentary and Pictorial History

By William Loren Katz

New York: Doubledat & Company, 1971. 336pp/illus. Detailed illustrated history of the African-American experience on the frontiers from 1700 to early 1900's. Light wear/chipping to dj. Text clean.. 1st Paperback Ed. Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$47.50

Army Surveillance in America, 1775-1980
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Army Surveillance in America, 1775-1980

By Jensen, Joan M.

New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.: Yale Univ Pr, 1991. 325pp. a comprehensive history of military surveillance in the United States-traces the evolution of America's internal security policy during the past two hundred years. Joan M. Jensen discusses how the federal government has used the army to intervene in domestic crises and how Americans have protested the violation of civil liberties and applied political pressure to limit military intervention in civil disputes. Light fading to dj spine. Text clean.. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$72.50

History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1940

By Edward Potts Cheyney

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940. 461pp. Details the early history of the University of Pennsylvania. Clean no marks.. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$74.50

The Spanish Missions of LA Florida
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The Spanish Missions of LA Florida

By McEwan, BBonnie G, (ed)

Gainesville, FL: Univ Pr of Florida, 1993. 458pp/illus/maps. A major compendium of the latest effort of a truly blue-ribbon group of scholars.The volume is certain to be classic among scholars of archaeology, history, and geography, not only in Florida and the Southeast, but among the large numbers involved in Spanish colonial research elsewhere. Clean no marks.. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$74.50

The Obsolete Paper Money of Virginia - 2 Volumes

By Affleck, Charles J.

Hampton, VA: Virginia Numismatic Association, 1968. Vol 1 (2d ed) - 235pp/illus some color. Vol 2 (1st ed) - 265pp/illus some color. Vol 1 is #772 of 800 total copies (1st and 2nd Ed). Vol 2 is 567 of 1,000 copies. Both volumes have numerous illustrations of historic Virginia paper money. Both are clean other than normal marks. . Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

$175.00

A Narrative of the Missions of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians from Its Commencement in the Year 1740 to the Close of the Year 1808

By Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus. Edited by William Elsey Connelly

Cleveland, OH: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1907. 616pp/frontis/illus/maps. #30 of 150 copies.In near fine clean slipcase. Beautifully printed on extra large laid paper bound in a richly tooled half leather binder. An exceedingly rare volume. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, maps. During the American Revolutionary War, a contingent of Delaware Christian Indians, led by John Heckwelder, an assistant to Moravian missionary David Zeisberger, founded the last of five missions to occupy the Tuscarawas Valley between May 3, 1772 and September 8, 1781. Heckewelder spent forty years as a missionary among the Indians in the Ohio Valley. He was praised for his understanding of the Indian language and customs, but is also known for his account of the massacre of the Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten by troops lead by Col. David Williamson in 1782. Light nicks on spine. Clean no marks. Beautiful copy.. 1st Printing. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket - Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Limited Numbered Copy.

$2950.00

History of Chemung County New York 1826-1876 with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches

Ovid, NY: W.E. Morrison & Co, 1981. 286pp/illus. Detailed history of the county. Clean. Reprint Edition. Cloth. As New/No Jacket - Issued. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$135.00

Ellis Island: An Illustrated History of the Immigrant Experience

By Ivan Chermayeff; Fred Wasserman; Mary J. Shapiro

New York: Macmillan Pub Co, 1991. 287pp/illus. Illustrated story of Ellis Island and immigrants that came through. Clean no marks.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$74.50

The Shipbuilders of Essex (autographed)
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The Shipbuilders of Essex (autographed)

By Dana A. Story

Gloucester, MA: Ten Pound Island, 1995. 369pp/maps. Signed by author on title page. The shipbuilders of Essex, Massachusetts, have a 300-year history, from the rise of the trade in 1634 to its glory days in the final decades of the nineteenth century, and its decline in the first four decades of this century. detailed appendix lists vessels, with specifications, built in Essex, 1860-1980; and another appendix lists vessels in order by builder. A complete chronicle of shipbuilding and the shipbuilders of Essex. Light rubbing to dj. Clean no marks.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$97.50

Donning the Blue and Gray: A Pictorial History of the Cadet Uniforms of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute

By Temple, Harry Dowing

Richmond, VA: William Byrd Press , 1992. Fully illustrated in color with uniform paintings by Floyd Richard Vranian and two pages of b/w examples of insignia. 80 pp. Hardcover. Blue coated paper covered boards. Gilt stamped lettering to spine. Large embossed gilt coat-of-arms to center of front board. Clean. Decorative Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket - Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$37.50

To the Mountains by Rail: People, Events, and Tragedies... the New York, Ontario and Western Railway and the Famous Sullivan County Resorts

By Manville B. Wakefield

Fleischmanns, NY: Purple Mountain Pr Ltd, 1989. 415 p. 11 maps. Hundreds of b&w photos. A fascinating look at the New York, Ontario and Western Railway that led to the Catskills-and the summer resorts of Sullivan County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Light edgewear to dj. Text clean.. 3rd Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$275.00

Landmarks on the Iron Road: Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering (Railroads Past and Present)
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Landmarks on the Iron Road: Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering (Railroads Past and Present)

By William D. Middleton; William D. Middleton

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1999. 194pp/illus. American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to build railroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect great bridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. Clean. 1st Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$97.50

The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times
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The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times

By W. W. Newcomb Jr.

Austin, Texas, U.S.A.: University of Texas Press, 1980. 404pp/illus. Clean no marks. Trade Paperback. Very Good+/No Jacket - Wraps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$77.50

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