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T M 30-302 French Language Guide A Guide to the Spoken Language

By: War Department

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8651

Condition: Good+


Blue wraps, 61 pp, minor edge wear, some creasing to covers, light tanning, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Includes hints on pronunciation, useful words and phrases, French spelling, fill-in sentences, important signs, and an alphabetical list of words. ; 5" - 6" tall; 61 pages View more info

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T M 30-303 Italian Language Guide A Guide to the Spoken Language

By: War Department

Price: $13.75

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8652

Condition: Very Good


Green wraps, 61 pp, a little edge wear, crease across front cover, owner's name on front cover and title page. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; Includes hints on pronunciation, useful words and phrases, Italian spelling, fill-in sentences, important signs, and an alphabetical list of words. ; 5" - 6" tall; 61 pages View more info

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The China Trade Post Bag The Seth Low Family of Salem and New York

By: Loines, Elma

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Manchester, Maine, Falmouth Publishing House: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8739

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Ex-library with typical markings and labels. Spine cocked, minor edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in plastic protective wraps, taped to boards, spine sunned, minor edge wear and a little chipping. 1" apparent burn mark on front panel. Overall a fairly nice copy. ; Blue cloth with silver lettering, ix + contents + 324pp. World trade route map on endpapers. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and maps, index plus brief index of the Low family. ; 9 ¾" - 11" Tall; 324 pages; "These are the letters of the young Lows whose ancestors helped build the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. F... View more info

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The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities

By: Goodman, Walter

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux: 1968

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003607

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


xxi-594 pp., appendices, notes, bibliography, index, illustrations. Very minor shelfwear at corners and ends of spine. DJ shows minor edgewear w/ shallow chipping at outer edge of inside back flap. Foreward by Richard H. Rovere. Illustrations are 18 black and white photographs. A bright, clean, attractive copy. "Probably no institution in American life has aroused more angry opposition or more fervent support than the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And few have reflected so symptomatically the changing political currents-from the last days of the New Deal to the wanin... View more info

The Congressional Experience: A View from the Hill

By: Price, David E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Westview Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005887

ISBN: 081331156x

Condition: Very Good+


Some edgewear. Inscribed by Congressman Price. A bright, attractive copy. "The Congressional Experience combines an engaging, enlightening narrative with photos, figures, maps, and tables to tell the story of congressman David Price's odyssey from ivory tower of Duke University to the citadel of Capital Hill. Along the way, we get a clear sense of the challenge, disappointment, elation and deep concern implicit in serving as a member of Congress - especially the kind of member Representative Price has chosen to be. In an election year filled with name-calling, teeth-gnashing, and Co... 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 supremacy, freedom of speech, press and religion, etc., to accompany explanation of currently prevailing doctrine and practice wi... View more info

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The Death of Lincoln: A Picture History of the Assassination

By: Hayman, Leroy

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1968

Seller ID: 004566

ISBN: 0590429698

Condition: Very Good-


Corners slightly bumped. Black and white photographs throughout. Text is clean and unmarked. A Scholastic Biography. "Here, illustrated with more than 50 photos, drawings, and paintings of the time, is the tragic true story of Lincoln's death - and what happened after." Age Level: Grades 4-7; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Fourth Division Its Services and Achievements in the World War

By: Bach, Christian A. ; Hall, Henry Noble

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Country Life Press: 1920

Seller ID: 8799

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark green cloth, gold lettering. Spine a bit cocked, sunned, corners bent, some edge wear and rubbing. Boards starting to detach with webbing visible at front and back. Owner's name and company (L) on front free end paper, some highlighting for the battles owner took part in. ; Xvi + 368 pp. Numerous b/w photos, five paintings by Captain Leon Dabo. Bibliography, references, index, appendices. The five maps listed are not present, however there is what appears to be a map of the Sergy battlefield (marked Secret). ; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 368 pages; "This book is not a tactical study ... View more info

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The Futile Crusade: Anti-Communism as American Credo

By: Lens, Sidney

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Chicago, Quadrangle Books: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004175

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


256 pp, index, notes, tan boards with red spine, gold lettering. Slight edge wear, owner's name inside cover, jacket in protective wraps with a little edge wear, a 2" tear along bottom edge, a little rubbing. A nice copy. Introduction by Linus Pauling. "In the political desolation and spiritual uncertainty that followed World War I, the 'spectre' of communism rose to confront troubled governments throughout the world. Since 1917, communism has been the 'great fear' in American life; and since 1946, Anti-Communism has been the great purpose of our national existence and a basic... View more info

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The Growth of Southern Civilization: 1790-1860

By: Eaton, Clement

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: First Harper Torchbook Edition

Seller ID: 003670

Condition: Good+


viii-357 pp., 41 black & white photographs, bibliography, index. Spine slightly slanted/creased/soiled, very slight edgewear, some underlining, PO's name on half-title page. George Callcott says: "The finest summary to date about life in the Old South. Here, now, is the basic, accepted story to which all future scholars must add or from which their new theses must vary."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The King Makers

By: Lurie, Leonard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005518

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


271 pp., index, 16 pages of black and white photographs. Boards are orange with an ivory spine and gold lettering. Faint dampstain at bottom of spine has affected pastedowns but not textblock, which is clean and unmarked. DJ has minor edgewear and one tiny nick. A bright, attractive copy. Contains an introduction by Murray Kempton. "The inside story of the political convention that nominated Eisenhower and Nixon and determined the direction of Republican politics for the next twenty years. . . . In this absorbing evocation of that milestone convention. . . Leonard Lurie brings to ... View more info

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The Living Past of America: A Pictorial Treasury of Our Historic Houses and Villages That Have Been Preserved and Restored

By: Vanderbilt, Cornelius Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004856

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


234 pp. Very slight edgewear. DJ price-clipped, some edgewear including small tears at spine and flap ends. Text is clean and unmarked and extensively illustrated with hundreds of black and white photographs. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. "Here is a fascinating new kind of history, a de luxe, useful volume on the American way of life. It presents a clear view of the American past, as seen through its many landmarks that symbolize our heritage from bygone days, and are identified with our history. There are several thousand such places, and from the most importan... View more info

The Look of the Old West

By: Foster-Harris

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1960

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003917

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


316 pp, bibliography, index. Minor edgewear/bumping, PO name inside. Orange boards have pictures on front of steer, pistol, sword, and cowboy. A clean, attractive copy. "Here is a book of Western ingredients, the little things which the historians, darn them, generally leave out. This book tries to cover the real glory years of the Old West, from the Civil War to the Spanish-American conflict and the turn of the century. It tries both to tell you and to show you what the details looked like, what they were named, how they worked, what you did with them-from pistols to pants buttons,... View more info

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The Lost Colony

By: Green, Paul

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006440

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Red cloth with gold lettering, xi + 138 pp, music references, playbill, b/w photographs. Ex-library with the usual stamps and markings, tape residue on end papers, slight edge wear, owner's name on front pastedown, price inked on front end paper, binding fairly tight, pages bright and clean with a touch of tanning. Signed by author on half title page. Jacket in protective wraps taped to boards, some edge wear and chipping along edges especially at top and base of spine, crease across upper corner, small tear and longer crease to bottom edge of back cover. Overall a solid copy. Includes the... View more info

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The Making of the President 1960

By: White, Theodore H.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1962

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 004788

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


ix + 400 pp, blue cloth with gold lettering, index, appendices. Corners bumped, a little edge wear including a small dent to back bottom edge. Spine just a bit slanted, binding fairly tight. An attractive copy. "The making of the President is one of the world's most mysterious and complicated transactions in power. No troops mass on election day, no bands play, no clandestine conspiracies gather to strike violence at the political jugular. It is an adventure for which men have planned, plotted and calculated years before their country wakes to their ambitions. It is a pageant re-ena... View more info

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The March of the Mormon Battalion From Council Bluffs to California: Taken from the Journal of Henry Standage

By: Golder, Frank Alfred; Bailey, Thomas A.; Smith, J. Lyman

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007411

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering, xiii + 295 pp, index, bibliography, list of the members of the battalion, 8 full page b/w photos tipped in. Two tone map end papers showing the routes of the Mormon pioneers to Salt Lake City and the Mormon battalion to Los Angeles. Ex-library with typical markings stamps and stickers. Spine a bit cocked and sunned, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, small stain to front board that is likely a dampstain. Boards starting to separate from text block along the hinges, exposing some of the webbing. Pages slightly browned but text is clean and unmar... View more info

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The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, The New American Library: 1955

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003619

Condition: Good+


Spine slightly curved, protective plastic loose at top back corner, corners somewhat bumped. Text is slightly yellowed, but clean and unmarked. "An absorbing true-to-life narrative packed with a fascinating variety of pioneers and adventurers, Mormons and outlaws, trappers and half-breeds. As related by a young American who set out to discover for himself the thrills and dangers of the Westward Trek, here are recreated the strange species of humanity found [150] years ago in that lawless, uncivilized region; where buffalo still ran wild and dangerous, and marauding bands of Indians m... View more info

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The Story of Life in America

By: Kelty, Mary G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1946

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 004829

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


608 pp, index and pronouncing vocabulary, black and white illustrations throughout, 7 color plates. Blue pictorial boards, some edgewear, PO name inside. No jacket, apparently as issued. One page dogearred, but overall, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. An elementary school age textbook depicting the story of life in America to World War II. Unit One: How the New World was Found; Unit Two: Other Countries Claim Land in the New World; Unit Three: Making a New Nation in America; Unit Four: West to the Pacific Moves the New Nation; Unit Five: Farming Takes Second Place to Man... View more info

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The Strategy of Peace

By: Kennedy, John F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 003313

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Pp. ix-233, index, also tipped in is a speech by Senator Kennedy delivered on the floor of the Senate on June 14, 1960 entitled "A New Spproach on Foreign Policy: A Twelve-Point Agenda." Spine slightly slanted, top edge somewhat darkened, pastedowns/free endpapers starting to yellow. DJ has four 1/2" tears, two chips at top of spine, some edgewear. Small spots on pp. 194-5 & 201, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. A collection of the foreign policy speeches and statements on defense, peace, national security and related domestic issues of John F. Kennedy, Jr. published dur... View more info

The University of Kansas: A History

By: Griffin, Clifford S.

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005861

ISBN: 0700601066

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


808pp., 36 illustrations, notes, notes on the sources, index. Dark blue cloth boards with embossed Seal of the University of Kansas on front board. Very slight edgewear along bottom. DJ has two tiny tears at bottom of spine. A bright, attractive copy. "This volume presents a realistic appraisal of a university's struggle, throughout its first century, to reach a level of eminence."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info