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THE YEAR OF DECISION: 1846
New York; The American Past, [1984].xxix+576pp. Extensively illustrated. Hardover with DJ in Slipcase.  Book, DJ, and Slipcase all Very Good plus. Owner name penned on endpaper. Three small holes in DJ spine.  A handsome and beautifully illustrated re-publication of the original work from 1942.  Arthur Schlesinger, Jr: "This book remains after more than forty years a bravura piece of historical writing   It continues to move us with tales splendidly and exactly told of our ancestors as they struggled in their valor and frailty against nature, the wilderness, and their own weaker selves.  But what really commands the reader is the brilliance with which the narration weaves individual stories into an intricate dramatic tapestry and bathes the tapestry in the light of a poetic historical imagination."
$40.00
THIRTY-ONE YEARS ON THE PLAINS AND IN THE MOUNTAINS OR, THE LAST VOICE FROM THE PLAINS. An Authentic Record of a Life Time of Hunting, Trapping, Scouting and Indian Fighting in the Far West
Chicago:Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company. 1901. 586pp+(8)pp ads. Copiously illustrated by H. S DeLay with many reproductions from photographs. Hardcover. Decorated boards lightly shelf-worn and soiled. Page edges soiled.  Internally, paper slightly age-toned but aside from an embossed stamp to top outside edge of frontispiece, a very good, clean copy.
$50.00
THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON FROM WYOMING TO MEXICO. With a Forward by Owen Wister
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1914. 1st edition. Illustrated with 72 plates from photographs by the Author and his brother. xx+344pp. Inscribed, signed and dated by the author on the first free end-page. Previous owners bookplate on the inside front board with some off-set from authors inscription underneath book plate, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Binding is tight, front hinge intact but rear hinge has cracked. Externally, blue boards lightly rubbed and shelfworn with light general wear to spine ends. Picture on front cover lightly rubbed and soiled, else still bright.  Overall, a very good copy.
$125.00
TOWARD GETTYSBURG.  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL JOHN F. REYNOLDS
Pennsylvania State University Press. 1958. x+276pp. Illustrated. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition. Dust jacket is price-clipped, lightly soiled with dust residue along spine gutter, and shelf-wear to edges,with a couple small tears. 
$25.00
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF SANDWICH AND BOURNE, AT SANDWICH MASSACHUSETTS SEPTEMBER 3. 1889. OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
Falmouth, MA:Local Publishing and Printing Company. 1890. 131pp. Signed and inscribed on the title page by Nathan H. Chamberlain, the "Orator of the Day", whose speech is on pages 22-78. Brown boards are lightly shelf-worn/soiled, with gilt on the front cover still bright.  Edge points are gently bumped.  Internally, aside from the inscription on the title page, the pages are clean but slightly age-toned. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a very good, clean copy.
$75.00
VALENTINE'S MANUAL OF OLD NEW YORK 1926
New York:Valentine's Manual Inc. (1925). 404pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Blue covers decorated with gilt titles are lightly soiled/faded; otherwise a very good, clean and bright copy, inside and out. No previous owners marks or signatures; hinges still intact; bottom edge points very lightly bumped and top points still sharp; page edges lightly  soiled; top edges gilt.
$50.00
VITAL RECORDS OF LYNNFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849
Salem, MA:The Essex Institute. 1907. 98pp. With light shelf-wear to cover and edges. Internally, it looks like a book-plate has been removed from the inside front board but otherwise, aside from slight age-toning to paper, a very good, clean copy.
$25.00
VITAL RECORDS OF TOPSHAM MAINE TO THE YEAR 1892. Volume 1 - Births; Volume 2 - Births, Marriages and Deaths
Maine Historical Society. 1929, 1930. 214pp and 401pp.  Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the Editor on the 1st free end-page of Volume 1.  There is a previous owners mailing label to the inside front board and an additional note written into page 6 in volume 1, otherwise the pages are clean and bright. Green boards are just lightly shelf-worn.  All together, a very good, clean set.  
$100.00
WARBASSE HISTORY. A STUDY IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEREDITY. In Two Parts. 1) Warbasse Ascendants and 2) Warbasse Descendants.
Falmouth, MA:The Kendall Press. 1954. 226pp. Illustrated. Signed/inscribed by author on the 1st free end-page.  Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in very good, clean condition. Aside from author's inscription, no other previous owners marks or signatures.  Errata sheet, once glued to page 114, still present but now loose. The dust jacket with light overall soiling, still in one piece, but with many chips and small tears to edges. 
$75.00
WASHINGTON-IRVINE CORRESPONDENCE. THE OFFICIAL LETTERS,  Which Passed Between Washington and Brig. Gen. William Irvine and Between Irvine and Others Concerning Military Affairs in the West from 1781-1783
Arranged and Annotated With an Introduction Containing an Outline of Events Occurring Previously in the Trans-Alleghany Country.  Madison, WI:David Atwood. 1882. 1st edition. 430pp.  Illustrated. Folding map intact. Hardcover. Green boards very lightly shelf-worn; gilt quite bright on spine; edges of spine are lightly worn with the bottom edge having a 1/4 inch tear. The page edges are lightly soiled.  Internally, a small booksellers sticker on the upper edge of the inside front board; previous owners signatures pencilled on the first free end page; otherwise the pages are clean and bright. The binding is tight and square; the front hinge has started and the rear is intact. Overall, a very good copy.
$300.00
WEALTH AND PROGRESS. A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE LABOR PROBLEM.  The Natural Basis for Industrial Reform or How to Increase Wages Without Reducing Profits and Lowering Rents: The Economic Philosophy of the Eight Hour Movement
New York:D. Appleton and Company. 1887. 1st edition. xxiii+382pp+(2)ads. Hardcover.  Brown boards lightly soiled and shelf-worn at edges with some chipping/fraying to spine ends.  Internally, a previous owners signature and date to the 2nd free end-page but otherwise, pages are clean and bright. A very good copy.
$50.00
WILD BILL HICKOK. The Prince of Pistoleers
Garden City, NY:Doubleday Page and Company. 1926. Stated 1st edition. 304pp. Hardcover.  Green boards soild and shelf-worn with wear to edges and edge points. Gilt on spine faded. Internally, previous owners name to inside front board, but otherwise, aside from some slight age-toning to paper, a very good, clean copy. 
$30.00
YELLOWSTONE KELLY.  THE MEMOIRS OF LUTHER S. KELLY
New Haven:Yale University Press. 1926. xiii+268pp. Illustrated. 1st edition.  Hardcover.  Blue boards in very good condition with just light wear to spine ends. Internally, several previous owners names on 1st free end-page but otherwise the book is in very good, clean condition.  *Forward by Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles, U.S.A.  
$35.00