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1804 Opinion of DOW, Lorenzo's Thoughts by LORENZO DOW
1804 Opinion of DOW, Lorenzo's Thoughts by LORENZO DOW

Price: £610.00

The first edition of The Opinion of Dow by the eccentric American preacher, Lorenzo Dow. Bound in cloth. Lorenzo Dow, 1777   1834, was an eccentric itinerant American preacher. He was an important figure in the Second...

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1817 The History of America William Robertson Illustrated American Interest
1817 The History of America William Robertson Illustrated American Interest

Price: £425.00

A history of America, from its 'discovery' by Christopher Columbus to the early nineteenth century. New edition. Illustrated throughout with seventeen plates, including three extra folding coloured maps, collated complete. With...

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1819 Public Good Being an Examination VIRGINIA Western Territory Thomas Paine
1819 Public Good Being an Examination VIRGINIA Western Territory Thomas Paine

Price: £170.00

A scarce pamphlet on the claim of Virginia on unclaimed territory to the west of the state. Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As...

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1825 3 Vol Lionel Lincoln Leaguer Of Boston James Fenimore Cooper American Novel
1825 3 Vol Lionel Lincoln Leaguer Of Boston James Fenimore Cooper American Novel

Price: £250.00

An early and complete set of  Fenimore Cooper's historical novel, in fine bindings. First Thus. Complete in three volumes. With the pictorial bookplates of Sir Robert Shafto Adair (25 August 1811 15 February 1886) to...

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1828 Duty Christian Freeman Elect Christian Rulers Ezra Stiles Ely PRESBYTERIAN
1828 Duty Christian Freeman Elect Christian Rulers Ezra Stiles Ely PRESBYTERIAN

Price: £625.00

A scarce and interesting discourse 'delivered on the fourth of July, 1827' In the seventh Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. 'The following pages are respectfully inscribed to those members of the senate of the state of Pennsylvania,...

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1830 Considerations Upon the Expediency Means Establishing University New York
1830 Considerations Upon the Expediency Means Establishing University New York

Price: £59.99

A pamphlet petitioning the citizens of New York for the establishment of a university. The authors believed the city needed a university designed for young men who would be admitted based on merit, not birthright or social...

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184 William Prescott The Conquest of Peru Greenly Full Calf Gilt Detail
184 William Prescott The Conquest of Peru Greenly Full Calf Gilt Detail

Price: £43.00

An attractively bound history of the Spanish conquest of Peru, by the man who has been called America's first scientific historian. William Prescott, a graduate of Harvard,  made Spanish themes the subject of his life's...

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1841 CARLETON American War of Independence Revolution
1841 CARLETON American War of Independence Revolution

Price: £640.00

A scarce fictionalized account of 'Carleton's Raid' on the shores of Lake Champlain during the American War of Independence. Bound in card. Published for the Proprietors of the Romancist and Novelist's Library, with 4pp publisher's...

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1843 The Remains of the Rev. James Marsh Memoir Civil War Provenance
1843 The Remains of the Rev. James Marsh Memoir Civil War Provenance

Price: £190.00

A first edition of this biography of an American philosopher, with an interesting provenance. Pencil signatures of the men who have owned the book, and typed description of its journey through the American civil war to the front...

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1848 An Historical and Geographical Account of Province Country of Pensilvania
1848 An Historical and Geographical Account of Province Country of Pensilvania

Price: £100.00

A facsimile reprint of this history of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, first printed in 1698.Including a map of both states.

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1849 The Sea Lions Or The Lost Sealers James Fenimore Cooper American Literature
1849 The Sea Lions Or The Lost Sealers James Fenimore Cooper American Literature

Price: £275.00

The first American edition of Fenimore Cooper's sea story, complete in one volume. Two volumes in one. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15 1789 September 14 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early nineteenth...

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1850 Happy Little Edward FIRST Illustrated SCARCE
1850 Happy Little Edward FIRST Illustrated SCARCE

Price: £175.00

A charming and scarce little children's storybook. First edition. Rare American New Haven Imprint. With illustrated title page and four further illustrations. Following Little Edward's adventures in the countryside of Connecticut...

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1850 Manual of the System of Discipline and Instruction New York Schools Scarce
1850 Manual of the System of Discipline and Instruction New York Schools Scarce

Price: £295.00

An interesting work on the educational systems of New York public schools in the nineteenth century. Featuring many interesting tables and illustrations, including floor plans of ideal layouts, suggestions for desk and chair designs...

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1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin 1st Cassel Ed Cruikshank Illus
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin 1st Cassel Ed Cruikshank Illus

Price: £645.00

The first English authorised edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, illustrated by George Cruikshank.Having been published a number of times without authorisation in Britain, this is the first official English edition, and is notable both for...

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1854 2vol History of the Origin Constitution of United States First Scace UK Ed
1854 2vol History of the Origin Constitution of United States First Scace UK Ed

Price: £625.00

A scarce first UK edition of this notable work on the origin of the constitution of the United States. Complete in two volumes. George Ticknor Curtis (November 28, 1812 March 28, 1894) was an American author, writer, historian...

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1855 Homes of American Authors Anecdotal Descriptive Sketches W C Bryant Illus
1855 Homes of American Authors Anecdotal Descriptive Sketches W C Bryant Illus

Price: £120.00

An uncommon edition of Homes of American Authors With 51 plates and 18 colour vignettes.A look at the lives and homes of some of America's favourite nineteenth-century writers.

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1856 Jack Tier The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper American Literature Scarce
1856 Jack Tier The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper American Literature Scarce

Price: £395.00

A scarce mid nineteenth-century copy of Fenimore Cooper's novel. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15 1789 September 14 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early nineteenth century. His historical romances of...

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1859 BROOK FARM Scarce AMERICAN Country Life
1859 BROOK FARM Scarce AMERICAN Country Life

Price: £650.00

A scarce, presumed first and only edition of this mid nineteenth-century account of American country life. Very detailed and a unique source. Featuring an engraved frontispiece. With a bookseller's label for J.B. Brown, 'Bookseller...

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1861 FIBRILIA Cotton Substitute Manufacture Stephen Merrill Allen
1861 FIBRILIA Cotton Substitute Manufacture Stephen Merrill Allen

Price: £69.99

A scarce first edition of this fascinating essay suggesting a substitute material to cotton, published during the American Civil War. A singular look at both the cotton industry of the 1860s and the...

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1866 Snow bound by J.G. WHITTIER FIRST Quaker Poetry
1866 Snow bound by J.G. WHITTIER FIRST Quaker Poetry

Price: £250.00

A first edition of Whittier's best known poem This is the first edition, second issue with the final page (52) unnumbered as shown above. With the original binding bound into the book at the rear, as shown above. Bound by Stikeman...

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1867 A Visit to Some American Schools and Colleges Sophia Jex Blake Scarce
1867 A Visit to Some American Schools and Colleges Sophia Jex Blake Scarce

Price: £180.00

A scarce copy of this work on American schools and education. With information on schools in Boston, Oberlin, Hillsdale, St. Louis, Antioch, and others.

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1867 Message from the President of the United States Andrew Johnson
1867 Message from the President of the United States Andrew Johnson

Price: £37.99

A report on the International Monetary Conference held in Paris in 1867 and the response of the then US President, Andrew Johnson. The 1867 conference saw delegates vote unanimously in favour of decimalisation and the Latin Monetary...

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1878 Tribute W C Bryant MASSACHUSETTS History Waterston
1878 Tribute W C Bryant MASSACHUSETTS History Waterston

Price: £24.99

A grey paperback. William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 - June 12, 1878) an American romantic poet, journalist, political adviser, and homeopath.  Although he is now thought of as a New Englander, Bryant, for most of his...

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1881 Harper's New Monthly Magazine Christmas
1881 Harper's New Monthly Magazine Christmas

Price: £42.99

The Christmas Number of Harper's general interest magazine for 1881. Bound in half leather with cloth coverings, and gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. Beautifully illustrated throughout. The contents includes poetry...

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1882 American Literature An Historical Sketch John Nicol Colonists Franklin
1882 American Literature An Historical Sketch John Nicol Colonists Franklin

Price: £25.00

A volume containing a rounded view of American Literature, with detailed historical context including science and slavery.John Nichol was a Scottish literary academic.  

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1886 A History of the United States Emery E Childs Scarce First Edition
1886 A History of the United States Emery E Childs Scarce First Edition

Price: £190.00

A scarce chronological history of key events in the development of North America, starting from Columbus' discovery. First edition.Including notices of manufactures as they were introduced; of other industries; of railroads, canals,...

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1888 MEMOIR Lady's Experience WILD WEST Pender AMERICA
1888 MEMOIR Lady's Experience WILD WEST Pender AMERICA

Price: £715.00

A scarce internally clean First Edition of Rose Pender's Wild West memoirs. Very rare. Last seen at auction in 1999. Needs some work to the original binding but very good and clean internally. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering...

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1889 Picturesque Sketches of American Progress J H Beale Illustrated
1889 Picturesque Sketches of American Progress J H Beale Illustrated

Price: £70.00

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1891 A Frenchman in America The Anglo-Saxon Race Revisited Max O'Rell Illus
1891 A Frenchman in America The Anglo-Saxon Race Revisited Max O'Rell Illus

Price: £70.00

An edition of this travel work by Max O'Rell.Max O'Rell was the pseudonym of Leon Paul Blouet, a French author and journalist. He is known for his works which provide observations and comparisons of Anglo-American and French...

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1891 United States Pictures Richard Lovett Engravings New England New York
1891 United States Pictures Richard Lovett Engravings New England New York

Price: £55.00

A collection of illustrations of scenes from the United States, including the Capitol, Old Faithful, Yosemite Valley and much more. Illustrated with many engravings in the text, and a folding map.

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1897 AMERICAN AUTHORS 1795-1895 Bibliography Literature
1897 AMERICAN AUTHORS 1795-1895 Bibliography Literature

Price: £64.99

Hardbound volume in green cloth covered boards. No. 480 of a limited edition of 500. This volume contains a bibliography of first and notable editions chronologically arranged with notes.

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1898 Washington the Soldier General Henry B Carrington Illustrated
1898 Washington the Soldier General Henry B Carrington Illustrated

Price: £118.00

A history of the military career of General Washington. Henry Beebee Carrington (March 2, 1824 October 26, 1912) was a lawyer, professor, prolific author, and an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and...

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1899 Fifty Glimpses of Philadelphia and Vicinity Historical Views Scarce
1899 Fifty Glimpses of Philadelphia and Vicinity Historical Views Scarce

Price: £140.00

A collection of late-nineteenth century photographs of Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Including views of The Women's Christian Association, Girard College, the City Hall, and more.

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1900 Nephew King Story Of The Spanish-American War And Revolt In The Philippines
1900 Nephew King Story Of The Spanish-American War And Revolt In The Philippines

Price: £75.00

A wonderful pictorial compendium of this little known American colonial adventure, in which Spain's Pacific empire was siezed by force.In the late 19th century Spanish rule in Cuba was fracturing. The United States had frequently threatened...

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1906 NORTH AMERICA and its AGRICULTURE Homer FARMING
1906 NORTH AMERICA and its AGRICULTURE Homer FARMING

Price: £79.99

Publisher's cloth covered boards with black lettering. Illustrated with two black and white plates and including contemporary advertisements. A very scarce book on the agricultural

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1914 END OF TRAIL Far West New Mexico British Columbia Alexander POWELL
1914 END OF TRAIL Far West New Mexico British Columbia Alexander POWELL

Price: £27.99

A fascinating novel exploring the western trail of America. Written by E. Alexander Powell (August 1879 - November 1957), an American war correspondent during World War I and author. He generally published material...

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1921 The Publication of the Huguenot Society of London Foreign Protestants
1921 The Publication of the Huguenot Society of London Foreign Protestants

Price: £140.00

A scarce collection of records on Protestantism in the American and West Indian colonies. Containing, 'All the returns sent from the Colonies to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations in pursuance of the Act 13 George...

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1927 3 Vols The BRONX and Its People
1927 3 Vols The BRONX and Its People

Price: £245.00

An extensive historical work on the famous New York borough, The Bronx. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Complete in Three Volumes. This work is a detailed history of the Bronx, the famous borough of New York city. Several...

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1928 Beckles Willson America's Ambassadors to England Diplomatic Relations First
1928 Beckles Willson America's Ambassadors to England Diplomatic Relations First

Price: £35.00

A first edition of Beckles Willson's America's Ambassadors to England.With 28 plates.Starting with Benjamin Franklin and the conflict over independence, Willson describes the diplomatic, and often tense, relations between...

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1940 NEW ENGLAND 1865-1915 Van Wyck Brooks 1ST History
1940 NEW ENGLAND 1865-1915 Van Wyck Brooks 1ST History

Price: £29.99

The follow up to Brooks' The Flowering of New England, this book uses biographies to  tell the tale of New England. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, with the original unclipped dustwrapper. First Edition. Van...

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1947 NORTH AMERICAN EXCURSION Ernest Young TRAVEL
1947 NORTH AMERICAN EXCURSION Ernest Young TRAVEL

Price: £24.99

Full red cloth binding with gilt titles to the spine.  In original dust jacket. This is the first edition of the author's account of his extensive travels through North America and Canada.  Illustrated with map end...

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1951 The Presidency American Interest Illustrated with Slipcase Stefan
1951 The Presidency American Interest Illustrated with Slipcase Stefan

Price: £170.00

A smart copy of this history of the Presidency of the United States in a presentation slipcase. Illustrated throughout with many photographs, cartoons and more. Stefan (Istvan) Lorant (February 22, 1901 in Budapest, Hungary -...

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1952 2vol War of the Revolution American Revolution Christopher Ward
1952 2vol War of the Revolution American Revolution Christopher Ward

Price: £69.99

A history of the American Revolution and Civil War from Christopher Ward. First edition. Including chapters on the siege of Boston, Arnold's march to Quebec, civil war in the South and much more. Illustrated throughout with...

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1953 Lincoln in Caricature Rufus Rockwell Wilson A Historical Collection
1953 Lincoln in Caricature Rufus Rockwell Wilson A Historical Collection

Price: £14.99

A collection of caricatures of Abraham Lincoln from many nineteenth-century publications. With descriptive and biographical commentaries by Rufus Rockwell Wilson. Including an introduction by R. Gerald Mcmurtry.

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1969 RACE ORTHODOXY in the South by T.P. BAILEY AMERICA
1969 RACE ORTHODOXY in the South by T.P. BAILEY AMERICA

Price: £29.99

Thomas Pearce Bailey's Race Orthodoxy in the South and Other Aspects of the Negro Question. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Second Edition. Consists of essays such as Curing the South: Salve or Surgery, Fuse, Fight, or Fail,...

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1969-77 9Vol Ulster Architectural Heritage Society Historic Buildings Brett
1969-77 9Vol Ulster Architectural Heritage Society Historic Buildings Brett

Price: £195.00

A nine volume set of works on historic buildings published by the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society.Surveys of various areas including lists of Historic Buildings, Groups of Buildings, and Buildings of Architectural ImportanceVolumes...

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1970 RACE North & the South by Chase & Sanborn SLAVERY
1970 RACE North & the South by Chase & Sanborn SLAVERY

Price: £19.99

Henry Chase and C. H. Sanborn's The North and the South: Being a Statistical Vie

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1980 Siberia & NW AMERICA Journal CARL HEINRICH MERCK
1980 Siberia & NW AMERICA Journal CARL HEINRICH MERCK

Price: £130.00

A scarce copy of Carl Heinrich Merck's journal. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. First edition. In fine

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1988 Merchants of Treason America's Secrets For Sale Spies Allen Polmar First
1988 Merchants of Treason America's Secrets For Sale Spies Allen Polmar First

Price: £39.99

A historical account of espionage in the USA. First British edition. With photographs and diagrams. Thomas B. Allen (born 1929) is an American author and historian. He resides in Bethesda, MD. He is also the father of science...

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c1800 UNITED STATES Book of Plates NEW YORK Indian
c1800 UNITED STATES Book of Plates NEW YORK Indian

Price: £580.00

A collection of 65 plates depicting the early United States. Bound in quarter cloth with loose tissue guards inserted. Unpaginated numbered plates, bound out of order. Without title page or wraps. In German. Includes an...

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c1842 Auction Catalogue Isaac R. Jackson Books New York
c1842 Auction Catalogue Isaac R. Jackson Books New York

Price: £167.99

A very very scarce bit of Old New York book collecting ephemera. Disbound volume. This volume is the catalogue for the auction of the books belonging to Isaac R. Jackson, following his death in 1842.

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c1890 New York Views Tourist Souvenir Book of Illustrations Statue of Liberty
c1890 New York Views Tourist Souvenir Book of Illustrations Statue of Liberty

Price: £135.00

A concertina book of illustrated views of New York. Including the Statue of Liberty, Trinity Church, the Produce Exchange, Union Square and Grant's Tomb.

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c1890 Samuel Manning American Pictures Drawn With Pen And Pencil With Plates
c1890 Samuel Manning American Pictures Drawn With Pen And Pencil With Plates

Price: £30.00

A illustrated volume on America, in attractive pictoral binding.With illustrations in pen and pencil, the volume contains plates and vignettes throughout and is a detailed and absorbing historical document of America in the late Nineteenth...

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c1894 Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
c1894 Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe

Price: £19.99

E. P. Roe's popular first novel. With colourful prize presentation label to front pastedown; awarded to one George John Dale for regularity of good conduct on January 2nd 1894. Edward Payson Roe (March 7, 1838 July 19, 1888) was...

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c1920 4 Vols Deadwood Dick Library Pictorial Boards British Edition
c1920 4 Vols Deadwood Dick Library Pictorial Boards British Edition

Price: £75.00

Four volumes of the popular American dime novel series, Deadwood Dick, here first published in Great Britain.Deadwood Dick is a fictional character who appears in a series of stories published between 1877 and 1897 by Edward Lytton...

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c1949 ROBERT BENCHLEY New Yorker ESSAYS Humour AMERICAN
c1949 ROBERT BENCHLEY New Yorker ESSAYS Humour AMERICAN

Price: £39.99

Publisher's full cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. A first editon illustrated with many in text illustrations throguhout including vignette to title page. Robert Charles Benchley (September 15, 1889 November 21, 1945) was...

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