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1 Abraham lincoln Civil war times illustrated special edition
Eastern acorn press 1987 Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
48 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. "Five articles in this book are reissued in 1984 by Eastern Acorn Press, the publishing imprint of the Eastern National Park & Monument Association, with permission of the original publisher, Historical Times, Inc. 'Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud? ' first appeared in American History Illustrated. 'Mary Todd Lincoln,' 'Abraham Lincoln: The Military Strategist,' 'With Lincoln at Gettysburg,' and 'Lincoln: The Man, The Myth' all appeared in Civil War Times Illustrated. This is the first publication of 'The Indiana Years.' " 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 American History Illustrated. 87 Mixed Issues from 1973 through 1983.
Gettysburg National Historical Society 1973-1983 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
First 12 issues in red binder with American History Illustrated on cover and spine, binder worn, magazines very good.. All other magazines not in a binder, very good. 1971: Jan, Feb, Apri, June, July, Aug. , Oct. , Nov. Dec. ; 1972: Jan, Feb, Apr, June, July, Aug, Nov. , Dec. ; 1973: Jan, Feb, Apr, July, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec, 1974: Jan, Feb, July, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec; 1975: Jan, Feb, Apri, May, June, Aug, , Nov, Dec; 1976: Jan, Feb, Apr, June, July, Oct, Nov, Dec. ; 1977: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, June, July, Oct, Nov, Dec. ; 1978: Feb, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Oct, Dec. ; 1979: Feb, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Nov, Dec. ; 1980: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, June, July, Oct. ; 1981: Feb, Apr (spine frayed) , June, July, Aug, 1982: Oct, Dec. ; 1983: Feb. , April. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 American Panorama: Portraits of 50 States by Distinguished Authors. A Holiday Magazine Book.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1960 Hard Cover 
405 pages, 16 color plates, cloth, dj frayed otherwise very good. Book Club Edition. From the dj: Originally published in two separate volumes, AMERICAN PANORAMA is an exciting collection of portraits of the fifty stats of our nation. Here is the land itself and the people who populate it: the rock-hard lobsterman battling weather and sea off Maine's icy coasts; the Iowa farmer surveying his never-ending, bountiful fields of oats and corn; the country gentleman riding to hounds in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley; the Oklahoma oil baron etched against a background of drilling rigs and refineries. Here too are the people of the new states - Alaska and Hawaii. These searching word pictures, encompassing the past and the present of each state in the union, are part of a continuing panorama of the American scene which HOLIDAY has published since the magazine was first founded. And the roster of distinguished native or adopted sons and daughters who have portrayed their state is mightily impressive: Irving Stone writes of California; Bruce Catton describes his native Michigan; A.B. Guthrie explores the essential Montana; and William Faulkner takes you into the heart of the real Mississippi. AMERICAN PANORAMA is a fascinating composite picture of our nation - individual, and occasional diverse, areas and peoples that in combination form the larger unity that is America. 
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4 Harper's Pictorial History of the War with Spain. in Two Volumes.
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
2 volumes (508 pages) , many color plates, many text illustrations and maps, pictorial cloth, Vol. I very good, Vol. II waterstained throughout, paper wavy. Introduction by Major General Nelson A. Miles. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Illustrated Catalogue: The masterpieces of the International Exhibition. 1876.
Philadelphia Gilbert & Barrie, 1876 Hard Cover 
3 volumes, many plates and illustrations, leather, marbled endpapers, gilt decorated boards and back-strip, clean and bright, some light damp staining on bottom of a few pages on Volumes I and II, else very good. 8 1/2" x 11 3/4". Vol. I, The masterpieces of the Centennial Exhibition. Illustrated Fine Art. By Edward Strahan. xii,360p., 44 engraved plates, 140 other illus. (Many full or double-page). A feature of this volume are the large number of steel engravings by the finest craftsmen of the day, the reproduction is of excellent quality throughout. Included among the engravers are Hinshelwood, Moran, Ferris, Lightfoot, Maillefer, Cousen, McGoffen, Joubert and others. Vol. II, Industrial Art. By Prof. Walter Smith. x,521p., 1 engraved frontis., ca. 400 illus. This volume covers very ornate decorative Victorian style furniture of all types, statues, tapestries & rugs, clocks, candelabra, jewelry, vases, fountains and all types of decorative odds & ends for the home. Vol. III, History, mechanics, science. By Joseph M. Wilson. Clxxxiii,375p., engraved frontis., ca.300 illus. The first 188 pages are a history of the Exhibition and includes illustrations of the buildings, structures and grounds. The main part of this volume illustrates and describes the vast array of inventions made possible by the industrial revolution. These products, illustrated in great detail, include railroad trains, drilling & mining equipment, all manner of steam-powered engines including steam rollers and farm tractors and a wide variety of machinery, large and small as well as bridges and other structures. Exceptional illustrations. These volumes are quite heavy and will be sent by media or surface mail. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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6 New York (Manhattan and Bronx) Directory of Streets and Information. with Latest Map.
Everett, Mass. Interstate Publishing Company 1953 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
128 pages, folding map of Manhattan, former owner's notes on last page, tape reinforcement to covers otherwise very good. 4.25 x 5 inches. From the back cover: "Do you know your way around New York? The New York (Manhattan and Bronx) Directory of Streets and Information contains a most complete description of every street, avenue, court, place, road, etc in the area. This Directory, which includes a clearly defined map, is compiled and edited as an aid to the tourist, salesman, businessman, taxicab driver, truck driver, housewife, etc. Also included in this Directory are Post Offices, Places of Interest, Churches, Hotels, Subway Lines, Hospitals and other helpful information." 
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7 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. Terre francaise en Amerique du Nord. French Land in North America.
Boulogne Editions Delroisse 1970 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
96 pages, well illustrated in color, map, cloth, dj, very good. Text in French and English. St. Pierre and Miquelon islands are about 15 miles south of Newfoundland, about 800 miles North-East from Boston, and are at the top of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Limited autonomy has been granted by France but the islands are French. 
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8 Salisbury 350th 1638-1988. [Salisbury, Massachusetts]
Salisbury, MA 1988 B003VI75X8 First Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Circa 250 pages, well illustrated, wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. Scarce. Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the founding of the town of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Begins with the poem 'The Birthday of a Town' by Carolyn. From Wikipedia website: "Salisbury was first settled in 1638 and was officially incorporated in 1639. Robert Pike, of Langford, England, was one of the founders of Salisbury, MA. Christopher Batt, originally of Newbury, laid out the town's green." 
Price: 80.00 USD
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9 The American Heritage history of the thirteen colonies.
New York American Heritage Publishing Co. , 1967 Hard Cover Very Good 
384 pages, circa 400 illustrations (many in color), maps, cloth, very good. "The American Heritage History Of The Thirteen Colonies puts the three crowded centuries of colonial rule into an organized and galloping parade. Here illustrated with the finest collection of colonial-period pictures ever assembled in one volume, is the adventure of America from wilderness to the eve of nationhood." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 The American revolution in New York its political, social and economic significance. For general use as part of the program of the Executive committee on the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the American revolution.
Albany University of the State of New York. Division of Archives and History 1926 Soft Cover 
371 pages, frontispiece (portrait), illustrations, maps, covers frayed, old tape repairs to back-strip, text very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 THE AMERICAN TRIUMVIRATE. the Constitution of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
New York Devinne-Hallenbeck Company 1930 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
46 pages, brown cloth with embossed eagle and gilt lettering on cover. From the foreword by Leonard Wood: "These are days when we should preach Americanism, preach it from the pulpit, in the schoolroom, in the street, wherever and whenver there is an opportunity." 
Price: 24.00 USD
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12 The Civil War Album
New York Smithmark Publishers 1992 083171378X / 9780831713782 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
304 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , maps, cloth, 9 by 12 inches. From the introduction: One reason for the resurgence of interest may be that the story of the Civil War speaks to a collective yearning in 20th century America for a new set of national values - a moral framework and a sense of community. ; 304 pages 
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13 The Official World War II Guide to the Army Air Forces AAF: a Directory, Almanac and Chronicle of Achievement
New York Bonanza 1988 0517668033 / 9780517668030 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[8], 380 pages, plates, text illustrations and diagrams, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "This is a reprint of the 1944 edition of AAF: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE ARMY AIR FORCES. ~This book was written with the urgent voice of a nation at war, and it's made available to you just as it was then, with the addition of a brief, modern preface." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 The Parties and the Men or Political Issues of 1896
Robert O. Law, Circa 1896 Hard Cover Very Good 
"A history of our great parties from the beginning of the government to the present year. A record of bygone conventions and the various platforms, including the national conventions of the present day: the biographies and portraits of eminent political leaders, and the lives of the candidates for president and vice-president of the United States: the issues of the day impartially reviewed." 542, xxii pages, plates, pictorial gray cloth, very good. Sound Money (Hon. John G. Carlislse), Free Silver (Hon. Henry M. Teller), Protection (Hon. Thomas B. Reed), Tariff for Revenue (Hon. William L. Wilson), The Freedom of Cuba (Hon. Roger Q. Mills), Special Articles (Stanley Waterloo), Biographies (John Wesley Hanson, Jr.). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 The people shall judge. Readings in the formation of American policy. Volume II.
Chicago University of Chicago Press, 1949 Hard Cover 
931 pages, charts, tables, cloth, very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 The Story of American Hunting and Firearms. from Outdoor Life. with Paintings by Ralph Crosby Smith, Drawings by Nichoilas Eggenhofer and Ray Pioch.
New York Outdoor Life, 1959 Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
172 pages, 14 color plates, ca. 200 text illustrations, cloth, very good in slightly worn slipcase. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 The Story of the Hoover Dam
Las Vegas, Nevada Publications 1986 0913814792 / 9780913814796 Softcover Very Good 
144 pages, well illustrated, maps, pictorial wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches. Facsimile reprints of articles by different authors from Compressed Air Magazine, 1931-1935. "In keeping with its long-standing editorial policy, Compressed Air Magazine during those years issued a series of five booklets giving its readers a progressive history of the undertaking. The material from those booklets is reproduced here except for the advertising and material about the Colorado River Aqueduct. The early history of the Colorado River is recounted [by R. G. Skerrett], along with the developments leading up to the selection of the Hoover Dam site. The founding of Boulder City is followed by a description of the construction of the four diversion tunnels which carried the Colorado River water through the walls of Black Canyon during dam construction. Also described is the extensive railroad system, the gravel-treating and concrete-mixing plants, the cofferdams, the aerial cableways, the penstocks, and how the concrete was poured and cooled. The human side is not neglected; these articles tell how government engineers and surveyors and hundreds of laborers conducted exacting, perilous work. " SR391BOS ; 144 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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18 We, the people. The story of The United States Capitol, its past and promise
Washington, DC, The United States Capitol Historical Society in Cooperation With the National Geographic Society 1972 Soft Cover 
144 pages, well illustrated in color, map, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 We, the people. The story of The United States Capitol, its past and promise
Washington, DC, The United States Capitol Historical Society in Cooperation With the National Geographic Society 1966 Hard Cover Very Good 
143 pages, well illustrated in color, map, cloth, very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Abels, Robert Early American Firearms. the American Arts Library.
Cleveland, World Publishing Company 1950 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
61 pages, 6 color plates, illustrated, pictorial boards, tape repairs to backstrip otherwise very good. "The story of American firearms and their role in our country's history is of great interest to students and collectors alike. Our native inventors' ingenuity has not been matched for design and originality by even the best of European gunmakers. Not only were many different types of weapons originated here, but, whether it was a rifle designed for accuracy or a pistol intended for military or defensive use, the American arm answered the needs for which it was designed." B68; 63 pages 
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