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1 A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE PROVINCES OF VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, NEW-YORK, NEW-JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA BY THE ENGLISH. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED A MAP OF MARYLAND, ACCORDING TO THE BOUNDS MENTIONED IN THE CHARTER, AND ALSO OF THE ADJACENT ... Facsimile of the 1735 Document.
The American Geographical Society 1922 Hardcover 
This is a reprint of the 1735 document put into book form by The American Geographical Society in 1922. It is in a slipcase and has a map bound in and a three page brochure from The Society offering background is laid in. This book is a limited edition, # 663 of 790. The map facsimile is bound in and has six panels in what would be considered fine condition if not for a 1/4" corner crease. The map title is "A Map of Virginia according to Captain John Smiths Map Published Anno 1606 Also of the Adjacent Country called by the Dutch Niero Nederlant nno 1630 bt John Senex 1735. The border and boundaries are highlighted in three colors. The paper is handmade. It was printed by Douglas C. McMurtrie at the Conde Nast Press in Greedwich. The covers are beige-taupe paper with a vellum paper spine. There is a faint darkening on the spine. There is no title. There are no marks or writing on the end papers or pages. However, there are two spots on the first two pages where the paper contains a flaw on each page (bottom corners) . The slipcase has some wear, now repaired, at the bottom of the back and other slight wear to the corners. The slipcase is covered in the same paper as the book - nicely designed. ; 8vo; 20 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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2 Cummins, Roger William A SECOND EDEN: CHARLES LANE AND AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM
Minneaopolis, MN Thesis 1967 Hardcover Signed by Author
SIGNED. This is a typed manuscript thesis of this doctoral work by Cummins inscribed to his parents and dated June 8, 1967. "A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota" and "In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy". There is a copyright statement and date on onion skin followed by the manuscript on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The cover is a black facsimile pebbled leather. The spine is in gilt stating PH. D THESIS (rule) 1967 and Roger W. Cummins. The condition is fine for the cover. The end papers have a little browning at the glue lines. There are no other marks or writing on the end papers or the pages. Crisp and clean except for the top edges which have spots. The tips of the edges have some browning and one foxing spot is noted. Tightly bound . Handsome-simple binding. The coverage of this work is Utopia as sought during the mid-1800's with detailed accounts of the philosphical ties and relationships to Americans of note and especially with Amos Bronson Alcott and his circle and family. ; 4to; 301 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 145.00 USD
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3 Evans, Robley D. A SAILOR'S LOG Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life
London Smith, Elder And Company 1901 First English Edition Hardcover 
This is a first edition hardcover book in good condition. The condition would be considered near fine except for two flaws. There is a bump to the front cover bottom edge. The same bump caused a small dent on some bottom edges of the pages and a slight closed tear on about 20 pages. The other flaw is a former owner stamp in colored ink with the owner's name and a 'request' to return the book - it is on the title page below the author's name. In every other way the book has been well cared for. Tight, bright, crisp, clean. There are no other marks and there is no writing. The end papers are black coated paper with no chips or tears. The interior pages are very crisp and appear to be unread. The book has half-tone images of prints related to the author and various ships and scenes. There is a tissue guard over the portrait of the author adjacent to the title page (frontispiece) . The beginning chapters are title "Life in Virginia before the war", "With the Indians and buffalo". "In the Mormon Country", "A Cadet at Annapolis", The British Smith, Elder and Company edition was published in the same year with the D. Appleton and Co. Edition. ; 8vo; 407 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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4 Le Duc, William G. (Letter) and Hughes, Thomas (Book) ALS AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY WILLIAM G. LEDUC AND THE Book OLD TRAVERSE DES SIOUX
St. Peter, MN Herald Publishing Company 1929 First Edition Softcover 
SIGNED. This item is a combination of a signed letter-note by Le Duc, plus a book containing chapters written by LeDuc. The author and compiler of the book was Thomas Hughes) . This ALS of (Brigadier General) William G. Le Duc is separate from the book, but came with the book. Part 5 of the book contains an account of the negotiations and treating signing at the Old Traverse de Sioux by LeDuc. He was in attendance at the 1851 Treaty. An account of it was included in a series of books that Le Duc compiled and published in 1851/2/ 3 - the Minnesota Handbook. The letter is dated in 1913. It contains a request from Theodore G. Carter of St. Peter, MN. Both had served in the Civil War. Carter asked Le Duc to help locate a copy of the 1852 Minnesota Yearbook edition. Le Duc replied on the reverse side of the request in pencil. He wrote one paragraph stating that it would be impossible (in spite of an offer to lure an owner of the yearbook into a trade for a first edition of Captain Cooks Journal of a Last Voyage. LeDuc signed his note, then added a paragraph stating that he found several copies of the 1853 edition would send one. He also writes that a map of the Minnesota River was made from a survey LeDuc made on the deck of the Yankton in July of 1850. The request letter was addressed to Le Duc at his address in Hastings, MN. Le Duc was, during his lifetime, a lawyer, bookseller, publisher, historian-compiler, bridge and railway developer, town planner, miller, Quartermaster/Brigadier General in the Civil War, friend of Sherman and was with Sherman in Atlanta and spent many years as U. S. Commissioner of Agriculture appointed by President Hayes. He was recognized as a humanitarian for efforts and negotiations during the Atlanta and Georgia campaign. The letter is on letter size paper with one horizontal and two vertical fold marks. The paper is toned, There is a Carter signature in ink. Le Duc's penciled reply takes up 1/3 of the paper on the reverse. The book cover is paper stock and shows some wear. There is corner wear and the bottom rear corner is chipped as is the rear blank page. The front blank paper is missing the bottom edge for about one inch. There is a missing corner to the frontispiece which is in color. There are about five more pages with the lower corners missing. The interior pages are clean. Line drawings, map, and half tone portrait photographs. (Letter signed by Le Duc. ); 8vo; 178 pages 
Price: 255.00 USD
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5 Moore, Nathaniel Fish A TRIP FROM NEW YORK TO THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY IN 1845 Edited by Stanley Pargellis and Ruth Lapham Butler
Chicago, IL Newberry Library 1946 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
This is the Newberry Library by the University of Chicago Press edition published in 1946. The book is a copper colored cloth with a blind stamped border and decorative device with the word "Diary; stamped in the center and filled with metallic ink. The Contents include and Introduction, The Diary, an Appendix, Notes, and an Index. There are eight reproduced prints that includes a frontispiece of Moore. The book is in near fine to very good condition. There is a hint of darkening of the cloth on the spine and the title on the spine is quite dulled, nearly unreadable. The binding is tight and the interior is pristine. The end papers are a neutral beige with a reproductio n of an old map on the front and the rear. , Tight, bright, Crisp and clean. The book is covered with a see-through, removable mylar-acetate cover. ; 8vo; 102 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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6 Nute, Grace Lee RAINY RIVER COUNTRY A Brief History of the Region Bordering Minnesota and Ontario
St. Paul, MN Minnesota Historical Society 1953 Softcover; Second Printing 
This is a softcover book - a second printing from 1953. The cover is heavy paper stock of a pale green with a map of the area on the end papers and some half tone photographs, prints, maps (within the text) and a page from a chart of Cree spelling book. There is a little fading of the color in the paper used on the cover, mostly at the spine, otherwise the books is tightb, bright, crisp, and quite clen. There are no marks or writing. The binding has no creases at the spine. The interior is very clean. Possiblly unread. Well cared for. It is prefaced with a statement that this book can be considered a companion book to the author's Voyaguer's Highway = Rainy River covers the story of the border country to the west. ; 8vo; 143 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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INDIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, AND GENEALOGY: PERTAINING TO THE GOOD SACHEM MASSASOIT OF THE WAMPANOAG TRIBE, AND HIS DESCENDANTS WITH AN APPENDIX., Pierce, Ebenezer W.
7 Pierce, Ebenezer W. INDIAN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, AND GENEALOGY: PERTAINING TO THE GOOD SACHEM MASSASOIT OF THE WAMPANOAG TRIBE, AND HIS DESCENDANTS WITH AN APPENDIX.
North Abingdon, MA Zerviah Gould Mitchell 1878 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a hardcover book published in 1878 by Zerviah Gould Mitchell in Massachusetts. The binding is a blindstamped dark brown cloth with faded gilt title on the spine and simulated book bands across the spine. Both interior hinges carefully reinforced without the use of tape. The corners are straight. The covers are clean and though dark in color are bright with smudging or soil. No spine chips, but with very light fraying. Original end papers with former owner name in ink. Clean pages throughout. Preface, Table of Contents, an index for Portraits and Other Illustrations contained in the book, Content, Genealogy, Appendix, List of Subscribers. Illustrations are line engravings. All plates are present. Collation on request. ; Small 8vo; 261 pages 
Price: 725.00 USD
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8 Platt, Ward THE FRONTIER Forward Mission Study Courses
Philadelphia, PA The Baptist Forward Movement For Missionary Education 1908 Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in a soft green cloth and white ink printing including a street in an old town with these words - "A Frontier Town Three Months Old". There is a title on the spine that is a little worn. There are two maps that fold out. They are in perfect condition except for some corner creases; two on one map, one on the other. Nice in color of the U S showing elevation on one and Territories on the other. There are many black and white half-tone photos. The covers have a little wear to the corners and color fading on the spine. The interior is in like new contion. Crisp and clean, no marks, no writing, no wear. ; 8vo; 294 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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9 Union Pacific Railroad THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND ALASKA
Omaha, NE Union Pacific Railroad 1935 Softcover 
This is probably the 1935 edition of this popular book / booklet. There is a number in the corner of the last page that include a '35 and the date on one of the maps is 1935. No other date appears. The place of publication is Omaha, Nebr. , by W. L. Basinger who was the Passenger Traffic Manager for Union Pacific System. There are half-tone images in black and white throughout - some full page and others with the text. Each page has ain art border of scenes that would be typical along the train route - in a greyed ink. There are three full page maps on the last three pages - two of them are in two shads of green in addition to black in. One is of the northwest states; another of Alaska and the route to Alaska; , the third is the full route of the Union Pacific. The cover is a sage green art paper with embossed gilt printing and a small vertical rectangle of a scene of the falls in red, grey, and gilt. There is an embossed gilt logo below the falls. The art and printing was nicely done. The stapled binding is tight. The color of the paper has darkened slightly at the edges of the external cover. There is a short tear at the fore-edge of the front cover, now with a tiny piece of archival tape to prevent further wear. The bottom rear corner has a short tear and crease. There is a faint number 50 written on the front upper corner, probably an old price. There is one small spot. There are no other marks or writing. The pages are quite clean and crisp. Apart for the darkening from the exposure of light on the paper, the book is in very good condition - it was generally well cared for. ; 8vo; 48 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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10 Wister, Owen ROOSEVELT THE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP 1880 - 1919
New York, NY Macmillan Company 1930 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition of this hardcover in its First State. Published in 1930 (lacks a jacket) . The spelling of Karow in the Epilogue is with a K and the book also contains the story of a woman who, for her own future gain, lured Roosevelt into a house to meet/greet/honor a former slave. The story was removed in the second state. The book has a tight binding - dark navy cloth with a blind-stamped border. There is only a faint, light hint of wear at one corner. The title on the spine is in bright gilt. There are no marks or writing. There is toning to the end pages and the edges of the book. Otherwise, the interior is in fine condition. There are sixteen illustrations in black and white. Well cared for. ; 8vo; 372 pages 
Price: 115.00 USD
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