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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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1839 2 Vols History of the NAVY By Fenimore COOPER 1st
1839 2 Vols History of the NAVY By Fenimore COOPER 1st

Price: £145.00

The first American edition of Cooper's history of the United States navy, the first of its kind. Bound in cloth. This work was the first full-scale history of the United States navy. Cooper's interest in the navy came from...

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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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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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1859 Western Missions and Missionaries in the United States Rev JP De Smet First
1859 Western Missions and Missionaries in the United States Rev JP De Smet First

Price: £110.00

An interesting work on Catholic Missionaries in America.The first edition of this work.With the scarce frontispiece of De Smet.With publisher's adverts to the rear of the text.Comprising of letters from Reverend P J De Smet back home...

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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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1861 History of the Ojebway Indians First Edition Peter Jones Native Americans
1861 History of the Ojebway Indians First Edition Peter Jones Native Americans

Price: £190.00

An interesting insight into the indigenous peoples of North America.Written by Peter Jones, a Christian missionary who worked with the Ojibwe as a minister. This work is formed of Jones' notes for the book which was published posthumously...

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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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1868 Last Rambles Among the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and Andes Catlin
1868 Last Rambles Among the Indians of the Rocky Mountains and Andes Catlin

Price: £80.00

An interesting insight into the indigenous people of America in the late nineteenth century.A record of George Catlin's years in South and Central America.Believed to be the first edition of this work, with half title. Unfortunately...

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1873 Antiquitis of the Southern Indians Particularly of the Georgia Tribes Jones
1873 Antiquitis of the Southern Indians Particularly of the Georgia Tribes Jones

Price: £80.00

An interesting work on the indigenous people of Georgia, America.Written by Charles Colock Jones Jr. a Georgia politician and attorney. He wrote several notable works on the history of Georgia and the native people. Collated,...

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1873 Historical of the Great West Henry Howe Illustrated New States
1873 Historical of the Great West Henry Howe Illustrated New States

Price: £80.00

A look at the 'new states and territories' of America.This work discusses the discovery and development of certain areas of America.Specifically mentioned are the discovery of the Mississippi and the opening of the Pacific railroad.There...

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1873 The Marvellous Country Samuel Woodworth Cozzens First Edition Illustrated
1873 The Marvellous Country Samuel Woodworth Cozzens First Edition Illustrated

Price: £200.00

An historical work on Arizona and New Mexico.This work discusses the topography and history of these locations.As well as a history of the land, this work discusses in detail the Apache tribes who were indigenous to the land. Illustrated...

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1875 Kit Carsons Life and Adventure Dwitt C Peters Colonies Native Americans
1875 Kit Carsons Life and Adventure Dwitt C Peters Colonies Native Americans

Price: £170.00

The first written biography of American frontiersman Kit Carson.Illustrated throughout.This work was the first biography of Carson and his adventures as a mountain man, wilderness guide, Indian agent and army officer.This biography...

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1875 The Native Races of the Pacific State of North America Volume I Bancroft
1875 The Native Races of the Pacific State of North America Volume I Bancroft

Price: £60.00

The first UK edition of this historical work.Volume I of the original five of this series only. This volume is titled 'Wild Tribes.'A scarce work in this edition.Illustrated, with five folding maps.Hubert How Bancroft's...

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1876 History Manners and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsy
1876 History Manners and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsy

Price: £70.00

A work on the indigenous people of Pennsylvania.Written at a time when a lot of writings were published on the colonisation of the Americas.This work discusses the languages, manners and customs of the 'American Indians' of Pennsylvania.Written...

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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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1880 Ancient Man In America Including Works in Western New York Frederick Larkin
1880 Ancient Man In America Including Works in Western New York Frederick Larkin

Price: £160.00

A scarce historical work on the history of America.The first edition.Illustrated with several vignettes throughout.This work involves Larkin's theories for the origins of America and his 'Mount Builders' idea.Written by Frederick Larkin,...

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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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1882 Four Weeks Among Some of the Sioux Tribes of Dakota and Nebraska H Welsh
1882 Four Weeks Among Some of the Sioux Tribes of Dakota and Nebraska H Welsh

Price: £220.00

An interesting work on the Sioux tribes of Dakota and Nebraska.Written by Herbert Welsh, a reformer and welfare worker for the indigenous peoples of North America.Welsh's work as an advocate for the rights of 'Indians' was triggered...

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1882 Lives of the Catholic Heroes and Heroines of America John O'Kane Murray
1882 Lives of the Catholic Heroes and Heroines of America John O'Kane Murray

Price: £55.00

A comprehensive study into Catholic Missionaries in America.Illustrated throughout.Written at a time when there was a great interest in the conversion of the indigenous peoples of America to European religion. P J Kenedy published...

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1885 2vols The Catholic Pioneers of America History of the Catholic Missions
1885 2vols The Catholic Pioneers of America History of the Catholic Missions

Price: £125.00

Two volumes of work on Catholic missionaries in America.Written by noted physician and author John O'Kane Murray and respected historian John Gilmary Shea.Both works are illustrated throughout.In uniform cloth bindings.These works...

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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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1886 Part V The George Catlin Indian Gallery in the US ational Museum Donaldson
1886 Part V The George Catlin Indian Gallery in the US ational Museum Donaldson

Price: £400.00

A comprehensive history of George Catlin's Indian Gallery. Published as a part of the Smithsonian Institute publications. No publication details to work, taken from Copac.This work has descriptions and context regarding the gallery...

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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 Our Pioneer Heroes and their Daring Deeds The Lives of De Soto Kenton Brady
1891 Our Pioneer Heroes and their Daring Deeds The Lives of De Soto Kenton Brady

Price: £45.00

An interesting work on the pioneer colonisers.Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes.Written by D M Kelsey, the author of several other works including Stanley and the White Heroes in Africa. This work came at a...

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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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1892 400 Years of America Her Discovery History Achievements and Politics Runyan
1892 400 Years of America Her Discovery History Achievements and Politics Runyan

Price: £140.00

A scarce historical work on the discovery of America.This work briefly starts by discussing pre-columbian discoveries of America however the majority of the work discusses Columbus and the colonisation of America by the Europeans....

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1894 The American Continent and Its Inhabitants Before Its Discovery By Columbus
1894 The American Continent and Its Inhabitants Before Its Discovery By Columbus

Price: £40.00

A work on the indigenous America before its European discovery.Beautifully illustrated throughout, with fifteen photogravure plates and twelve coloured plates.Collated, this volume is complete.Unfortunately this...

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1896 History of the Catholic Church in the United States Henry de Courcy
1896 History of the Catholic Church in the United States Henry de Courcy

Price: £110.00

A history of the development of the Catholic Church.This text refers to the growth of Catholicism in the United States, from the earliest missionaries to the development of specific dioceses.Illustrated, with a frontispiece and nine...

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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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1897 The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians
1897 The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians

Price: £240.00

A publication from the annual report of the Smithsonian Institution.Bound without title page, publication information taken from Copac.Illustrated throughout with over fifty plates.This work is written by German-American anthropologist....

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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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1903 My Native Land The United States Its Wonders Its Beauties Illust James Cox
1903 My Native Land The United States Its Wonders Its Beauties Illust James Cox

Price: £38.00

A fascinating work on the history of the United States.More specifically, this work is of the history of the colonisation of the United States by Europeans.Illustrated throughout, with twenty three plates.Written from the early twentieth...

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1904 Aboriginal American Basketry Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery
1904 Aboriginal American Basketry Studies in a Textile Art Without Machinery

Price: £240.00

A publication of this 1902 report of the U.S National Museum.Illustrated throughout, with numerous vignettes and 248 plates to the rear. This work explores different techniques and styles of textiles by the different tribes of indigenous...

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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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c1856 Old Hicks The Guide Adventures in the Camanche Country Weber Native Americ
c1856 Old Hicks The Guide Adventures in the Camanche Country Weber Native Americ

Price: £290.00

A U.K Edition of Charles Webber's Old Hicks The Guide.Undated, dated from WorldCat which references the British Library's catalogue.This work was originally published in New York, 1848. Webber was a United States journalist and explorer....

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c1865 Forms for State Great Councils of the Improved Order of Red Men American
c1865 Forms for State Great Councils of the Improved Order of Red Men American

Price: £340.00

A work produced by the Improved Order of Red Men. The Improved Order of Red Men are an American fraternal organization originally formed in 1834. It previously existed under different names. The order have rituals and regalia modelled...

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c1885 The World Its Cities and People Volume IV Native Americans Illustrated
c1885 The World Its Cities and People Volume IV Native Americans Illustrated

Price: £90.00

Volume four of Cassell's The World Its Cities and People. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes.Loosely inserted is a page from Cassell's illustrated history of England titled 'Major Sprague and the Indians.'This...

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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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c1892 Martins World Fair Album Atlas and Family Souvenir Illustrated Chicago
c1892 Martins World Fair Album Atlas and Family Souvenir Illustrated Chicago

Price: £50.00

An illustrated guide of the World's Fair, Chicago, 1893.This work focuses on Chicago and many other locations of the World's Fair.The World's fair is a large international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of nations....

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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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 Please note that Rooke Books will be operating limited...

A Christmas History

 The Christmas we know today was inspired and somewhat created...

Christmas Delivery Dates

 Dear Valued Customers, Over the Christmas period, please...

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...