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Image for Claude Kitchin: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Claude Kitchin

Claude Kitchin: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Claude Kitchin

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001931

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings and stamps. Boards are fairly well rubbed, with the lettering worn. Significant edge wear and chipping, especially to corners and to bottom edge. Soiling and scuffing to boards, especially along spine. The pastedowns have separated at hinges, leaving webbing exposed. Text is unmarked and bright.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore

By: Applegate, Shannon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Beech Tree Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005085

ISBN: 0688053505

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket shows moderate edge wear, a little rubbing and chipping, a 1" tear to back at ase of spine, A nice copy. Skookum is the startlingly original narrative rendering of the experiences of a prominent westering family, from 1843 to the present. The remarkable story of the Applegate family encompasses many of the predominant themes of the early American West; The overland crossing via the old Oregon Trail ... View more info

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Columbus Vignettes

By: Arter, Bill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Nida-Eckstein Printing: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008034

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Gray cloth with black lettering, 96 pp., index. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, some edge wear and chippnig, darkening. Signed by author on title page. A nice copy. "Being a collection of pieces and pictures, all about Columbus places and people, past and present. " Originally published as a weekly feature in the Columbus Dispatch between 1964 and 1966, each of the 80+ vignettes incl... View more info

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In Praise of Practical Fertilizer: Thoughts from Near New Burlington

By: Baskin, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004476

ISBN: 0393015637

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear/bumping, PO names inside. DJ has some edgewear and three 1/2" tears. Text is bright and attractive. "When New Burlington, Ohio, a farming village a century old, was flooded by the Corps of Engineers to make way for a recreational lake, and its people moved out of the village to the surrounding towns and countryside, John Baskin was the last to leave. He wrote of the life and death of New Burlington in a book that News... View more info

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Who Pays for the Cold War? How the Marshall Plan Affects Your Living Standards

By: Blake, George

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, New Century Publishers: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8654

Condition: Very Good


Black wraps, 23 pp, a little edge wear, a couple creases to front cover. A nice copy. ; Back cover lists other communist publications from this publisher. ; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 23 pages; One of a series of publications by this publisher that appear to have a Communist Party orientation. This pamphlet is an attack on the Marshall Plan from the communist perspective, calling it a plan to put America on a war economy and to rearm Western Europe against the Sovi... View more info

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America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong

By: Bohannon, Jim

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Paper Chase Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004558

ISBN: 1879706938

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Some edgewear/bumping, Spots on top edge. DJ has very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy. "With a characteristic logic, reasonableness - and a good dose of humor - that have made him one of the most respected news-talk radio hosts in the nation, Jim Bohannon challenges us to think 'outside the lines' and offers practical solutions we can use now that can guide us back toward our true greatness as a nation 'of the people, for the people, by the people.'&... View more info

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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

By: Chapel Hill Historical Society

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Creative Printers: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003890

Condition: Very Good


36pp, index, photographs, fold-out map, pictoral cover. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little darkening to back cover and last page. A nice copy. "Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Socie... View more info

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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

By: Chapel Hill Historical Society

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Creative Printers: 1975

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 006662

Condition: Very Good+


40pp, index, photographs, pictoral cover. Corners slightly bumped, tiny chipping at bottom edge of p.5. . A bright, attractive copy. "Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Society, among others, ... View more info

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Liberty and Property

By: Coleman, R. V.

Price: $18.75

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007344

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Red cloth with gold lettering, xiii + 606 pp, index, chapter notes, 28 full page maps, 62 b/w illustrations from original paintings and engravings. Spine cocked and a bit faded, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some spotting to bottom and leading edge, owner's name on front end paper. Pages appear clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, some edge wear and small tears especially at top and base of spine, a little rubbing and darkening. A nice copy. "Here in ... View more info

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The Constitution and What it Means Today

By: Corwin, Edward S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1958

Edition: Twelfth Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003425

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


v-xvi, 344 pp., index, table of cases, text of the Constitution. A presentation copy inscribed by the author in 1958. Spine slightly slanted. A clean, attractive copy. Decisions of the Supreme Court constitute the primary substance of this volume, using cases through the 1953 term. The author states: "I have endeavored, especially in connection with such important subjects as judicial review, the commerce clause, executive power, the war power, national supr... View more info

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From Ashes to Excellence: 1950 - 1970

By: Cosby, Col. Joseph Hathaway

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Danville, VA, McCain Printing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004063

Condition: Very Good+


Very minor shelfwear, reading crease on front cover. Inscribed by the author: "To one who loves and appreciates Hargrave, my best wishes and appreciation! (signed) Joseph H. Cosby, 6/8/85." A bright, attractive copy. "The story of the recovery of Hargrave Military Academy from the devastating fire of February 20, 1950, to the retirement of President Joseph H. Cosby on June 20, 1970, a period of twenty years of unparalleled growth."; 8vo - over 7¾... View more info

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Pluralist Democracy in the United States: Conflict and Consent

By: Dahl, Robert A.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co.: 1968

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 005089

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


xix + 471 pp, index, numerous figures and tables. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, number stamped on front end paper. Jacket shows some rubbing and darkening, a little edge wear, ink doodling on back cover. A nice copy. "The basic these of this introductory text is an analysis of conflict and consent in the American system of government. The book maintains that all forms of government were established to resolve the conflict which naturally result... View more info

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Vermont Indians

By: Daniels, Thomas E.; Rowlands, Kathleen (editor)

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Poultney, Vermont, Journal Press: 1966

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 007159

Condition: Very Good


Red wraps with Indian silhouette on cover, 63 pp, center stapled, numerous b/w illustrations, index. A little edge wear. Interior bright and unmarked. An attractive copy. Nearly finished at the time of the author's death in 1962, Kathleen Rowlands completed the editing of this manuscript. Included is a memorial written by Milford K. Smith and reprinted from the Rutland Herald. "It has been said that Indians never lived in Vermont; that they only passed throu... View more info

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Capitalism and Its Culture

By: Davis, Jerome

Price: $42.75

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1941

Edition: Third Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005019

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


xxviii + 556 pp, index, bibliography, 10 charts including 3 fold-out, numerous tables. Black cloth with gold lettering, a little rubbed on spine. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear esp. at top and base of spine. Owner's name on front end paper, title page has 'died Oct 19, 1979' under author's name. Darkening to half-title and facing page caused by newspaper clipping (NY Times Feb 15, 1948) laid in. The clipping is a book review of "One Thousa... View more info

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Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat

By: Dees, Morris; Corcoran, James

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003748

ISBN: 006017403x

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


DJ shows very minor shelfwear. Inscribed by the author. A bright, attractive copy. "This book goes behind the scenes, beyond the friendly-looking militia leaders seen on TV talk shows, to explore secret paramilitary cells training deep in mountainous back country. Similar fanatics, with close ties and fueled by the same antigovernment zeal, have lived in our midst for more than a decade. These 'super patriots,' Dees shows, see themselves in a life-and-death s... View more info

The Land They Fought For: The Story of the South as the Confederacy, 1832-1865

By: Dowdey, Clifford

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005862

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


438 pp., bibliography, index. Green cloth boards with gold lettering. Pastedowns portray map of the Confederacy. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear and bumping. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ price-clipped, with small chips at spine and flap ends, and a few very small tears. A nice, attractive copy. "The Civil War was fought for thirty years before the mounting antagonisms between the sections exploded in the clash of arms. From Nullification... View more info

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Opening Up the Suburbs: An Urban Strategy for America

By: Downs, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006159

ISBN: 0300014643

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


219 pp., appendix, notes, index. .Spine slightly slanted. DJ has one small tear and tiny chips at spine and flap ends. As suburbs prospered, central cities declined. "In this fast-paced, fact-filled book, Anthony Downs takes a close look at a national problem of increasing importance: Making the economic benefits of the suburbs available to the inner-city poor. The most practical way of doing this, he finds, is by introducing low- and moderate-income housin... View more info

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A History of Appalachia

By: Drake, Richard B.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky: 2001

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 005711

ISBN: 0813121698

Condition: Very Good


292 pp., sources, index, 16 pp. black and white photographs. Spine very slightly slanted, scratch on back board. No jacket, apparently as issued. A bright, tight, attractive copy. "The Appalachian region, extending from Alabama in the South up to the Allegheny highlands of Pennsylvania, has historically been characterized by its largely rural populations, its rich natural resources, and its undeveloped land. . . . Richard Drake offers a compelling social histor... View more info

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Reconstruction Bonds & Twentieth-Century Politics - South Dakota v. North Carolina (1904)

By: Durden, Robert F.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007657

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Black cloth with gold lettering, xi + 274 pp, index. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket has a little edge wear, spine a bit sunned, price clipped. An attractive copy. "An old trunk harbored for nearly half a century the intimate details of one of the most fantastic chapters in the history of any state, revealed here for the first time. At the center of this story is an ingenious plan engineered by a man whose dedication to self-enrichment and political reve... View more info

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Harpers Ferry: A Place in History

By: Eastern National Park and Monument Association

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Eastern National Park and Monument Association: 1959

Seller ID: 003926

Condition: Very Good-


18 pp., Minor scuffing/edgewear, top corner creased. A history in pictures and text of Harpers Ferry -a link between the East of Washington and Baltimore and the West of Ohio. Includes a street map of Harpers Ferry, many sketches depicting the life and times of Harpers Ferry, a photograph of Stonewall Jackson, and two depictions of John Brown.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info