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1726 The Charter Granted by Majesties King William and Queen Mary Massachusetts
1726 The Charter Granted by Majesties King William and Queen Mary Massachusetts

Price: £250.00

This work is a Primary source material from the British administration of the American colonies.This work is a selection of acts and laws of Massachusetts-Bay, New England.This work is incomplete, and the pages present 23-347 followed...

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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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1806 A World Without Souls Second Edition Philosophy New World Cunningham Native
1806 A World Without Souls Second Edition Philosophy New World Cunningham Native

Price: £260.00

A philosophical work by John William Cunningham.This work is partial fiction with philosophical intentions. This work discusses the New World and its civilization. The work reflects upon other races and Cunningham believes, as stated...

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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 Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs For The Year 1868
1868 Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs For The Year 1868

Price: £50.00

The annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.This report is for the year 1868.The Commissioner for Indian affairs during the year 1868 was Nathaniel G Taylor.This work discusses the treaties and relationship between the...

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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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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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1883 America Illustrated J David Williams Colour Illustrated History Indigenous
1883 America Illustrated J David Williams Colour Illustrated History Indigenous

Price: £60.00

An illustrated depiction of the history of America.The first edition of this work.In the original pictorial cloth binding. Loosely inserted are two plates from different works depicting indigenous people of America. The colour plate...

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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
1886 A History of the United States Emery E Childs Scarce

Price: £190.00

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

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1886 Annual Report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Secretary of Interior
1886 Annual Report of Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Secretary of Interior

Price: £90.00

The annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.This report is for the year 1886. This report covers numerous topics including 'Peace Policy and Its Economy', 'The Five Civilized Tribes', 'Surplus Lands in Indian...

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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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1887 Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan 1779
1887 Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan 1779

Price: £300.00

The journals of the 1779 Sullivan-Clinton Expedition.This military expedition was a campaign during the American Revolutionary War against Loyalists and the four Amerindian nations of Iroquois which had sided with the British....

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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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1889 Smithsonian Report Cradles of the American Aborigines Otis T Mason
1889 Smithsonian Report Cradles of the American Aborigines Otis T Mason

Price: £30.00

An article from the Smithsonian Annual Report of 1887.Lacking title page, publication details taken from Copac.Lacking thirteen pages, this text is supposed to have pages 161-235pp and in fact only has 161-212pp.With several illustrations...

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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 A History of Mississippi From The Discovery of the Great River Lowry DeSoto
1891 A History of Mississippi From The Discovery of the Great River Lowry DeSoto

Price: £625.00

An historical work on Mississippi.This work starts from the discovery of the Mississippi river and follows the history of Mississippi to the death of Jefferson Davis.A scarce work, this is the first edition.Other notable...

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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 Smithsonian Institution Aboriginal Skin Dressing Otis T Mason Indigenous
1891 Smithsonian Institution Aboriginal Skin Dressing Otis T Mason Indigenous

Price: £75.00

An informative study on Aboriginal Skin Dressing.This work is an excerpt from the Smithsonian Institution report of the National Museum 1888-9With numerous plates to the rear.Written by the curator of the Department of Ethnology, Otis...

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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 The Indians of Today Illustrated First Edition Indigenous G Bird Grinnell
1900 The Indians of Today Illustrated First Edition Indigenous G Bird Grinnell

Price: £530.00

An insightful work into the indigenous people of America.Illustrated with photographic portraits throughout.With the complete fifty five plates comprising of portraits of notable indigenous figures.This work is lacking its title page,...

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1902 The Mishongnovi Ceremonies of the Stake and Antelope Fraternities Dorsey
1902 The Mishongnovi Ceremonies of the Stake and Antelope Fraternities Dorsey

Price: £90.00

An interesting examination on the Mishongnovi traditions. The Mishongnovi are a group of people from one of three Hopi villages in Arizona.This work discusses the ceremony of the 'Snake and Antelope Fraternities'. Published...

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1903 Federal Aid in Domestic Disturbances 1787-1903 Henry C Corbin F T Wilson
1903 Federal Aid in Domestic Disturbances 1787-1903 Henry C Corbin F T Wilson

Price: £50.00

A Government issued work on Federal Aid and Domesic Disturbances.This work discusses the aid and disturbances across the United States from 1787-1903.Prepared under the direction of Major-General Henry C Corbin by Frederick T...

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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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1908-1917 4vols The Journal of American Folk-Lore Vols XXI XXIII XXVII and XXX
1908-1917 4vols The Journal of American Folk-Lore Vols XXI XXIII XXVII and XXX

Price: £195.00

Four volumes from The Journal of American Folk-Lore.Ex-Institutional Library copies with numerous blind stamps and bookplates across all volumes. Edited by Franz Boas.This set comprises of Volumes 21, 23, 27 and 30 of this work. Published by...

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1911 American Conservation Volume I Seven Issues Periodical Indigenous Peoples
1911 American Conservation Volume I Seven Issues Periodical Indigenous Peoples

Price: £450.00

Seven issues of American Conservation.Volume I numbers 1-7 of this periodical, with continuous pagination.This work is illustrated throughout.Numerous articles regarding conservation of animals, land, plants and indigenous communities...

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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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1923 The Book of The American Indian Hamlin Garland First Edition Native America
1923 The Book of The American Indian Hamlin Garland First Edition Native America

Price: £495.00

A collection of fictional tales regarding the Indigenous people of America.Illustrated throughout by Frederic Remington.This work is a collection of short stories about the indigenous people of America and incorporates aspects...

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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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1930 Notes on California Indian Shellmounds Ellinor C Davidson Forbes Library
1930 Notes on California Indian Shellmounds Ellinor C Davidson Forbes Library

Price: £90.00

An interesting publication on Californian Shellmounds.A publication prepared for the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of California.This work regards the indigenous people of America.Written by Ellinor...

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1932-1991 41vols American Anthropologist New Series Periodical Anthropological
1932-1991 41vols American Anthropologist New Series Periodical Anthropological

Price: £450.00

A selection of works from the American Anthropologist periodical.Comprising of 41 volumes of work. With essays by popular anthropologists in addition to book reviews, lists of new publications and anthropological news. Some essays include...

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1935 Smithsonian Archeological Projects Conducted Under the Federal Emergency
1935 Smithsonian Archeological Projects Conducted Under the Federal Emergency

Price: £30.00

An excerpt from the Smithsonian Report for 1934. This work discusses the archeological (sic) reports conducted under the federal emergency relief administration in 1933-34.Written by the chief of the Beureau of American Ethnology,...

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1938 First Edition Trending Into Maine Kenneth Roberts N C Wyeth Signed Limited
1938 First Edition Trending Into Maine Kenneth Roberts N C Wyeth Signed Limited

Price: £2,200.00

The first edition of this lovely historical travelogue.Illustrated throughout, with plates by N.C Wyeth.Loosely inserted is the extremely scarce extra suite of plates (all fourteen) in their original envelope.Lacking original...

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1938 What Happened to Green Bear Who Was Blessed With a Sacred Pack Michelson
1938 What Happened to Green Bear Who Was Blessed With a Sacred Pack Michelson

Price: £60.00

A publication from the Smithsonian Institution.In the original paper wraps.This work is Number 4 of the Anthropological Papers and a chapter from Bulletin 119 from the Bureau of American Ethnology.Written by linguist and anthropologist,...

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1938-1974 3v Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association Native American
1938-1974 3v Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association Native American

Price: £90.00

A collection of works for the Anthropological Association of America.Comprising of:Number 52 (1938) Dirty Boy: A Jicarilia Tale of Raid and War by Morris Edward OplerNumber 56 (1941) Ethnography of the Kutenai by Harry Holbert Turney-High...

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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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1940 The American Journal of Sociology July 1940 Volume XLVI Number I Indians
1940 The American Journal of Sociology July 1940 Volume XLVI Number I Indians

Price: £22.00

A selection of essays from this sociological journal.This work comprises of scholarly articles, news and notes in the sociological field as well as book reviews. Topics discussed include 'Caste and Class in Haiti', 'An Indian's Soliloquy',...

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1943-1950 2vol Smithsonian Publications Anthropological and Excavations American
1943-1950 2vol Smithsonian Publications Anthropological and Excavations American

Price: £40.00

Two publications by the Smithsonian Institution.The first is Excavations at the Prehistoric Rock-Shelter of La Colombiere by Hallam L Movius, the curator of Palaeolithic Archaeology Peabody Museum, Harvard University.  This work...

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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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1954 Charles Bird King Painter of Indian Visitors to the Nation's Capital Ewers
1954 Charles Bird King Painter of Indian Visitors to the Nation's Capital Ewers

Price: £50.00

An excerpt from the Smithsonian Report for 1953.Illustrated with eight plates.Written by the associate curator at the division of ethnology at the U.S National Museum, John C Ewers. Publication number 4168.This work discusses Charles...

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1959 The American Indian as a Sea-Fighter in Colonial Times Horace P Beck Native
1959 The American Indian as a Sea-Fighter in Colonial Times Horace P Beck Native

Price: £45.00

An historical work on the indigenous people of America.This work looks into the colonial times and the indigenous Americans that travelled the seas.There are chapters on 'The Indian as a Mariner and Boatbuilder' and fights at sea with...

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1962 List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology Index to Authors
1962 List of Publications of the Bureau of American Ethnology Index to Authors

Price: £70.00

A list of the publications from the Bureau of American Ethnology.With an Index to the Authors and titles. This work is revised to include publications up until December 31 1961. The Bureau of American Ethnology was established in 1879...

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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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1974 Occupation of Wounded Knee Hearings Before the Subcommittee First Session
1974 Occupation of Wounded Knee Hearings Before the Subcommittee First Session

Price: £295.00

A record of the Hearings before the Subcommittee on Indian Affairs.This is the First Session of hearings regarding the causes and aftermath of the Wounded Knee Takeover.The Wounded Knee Takeover began in February 1973 when around...

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1975 Californian Indian Characteristics and Centennial Mission to the Inidans
1975 Californian Indian Characteristics and Centennial Mission to the Inidans

Price: £20.00

A work on the Native Americans of California. This work is a reprint of the 1875 essay 'Californian Indian Characteristics' by Stephen Powers.With a preface by N Scott Momaday. With a colour frontispiece and additional portrait...

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1976 Memoirs of the Anthopological Association Notes on Reindeer Nomadism Hatt
1976 Memoirs of the Anthopological Association Notes on Reindeer Nomadism Hatt

Price: £55.00

An interesting article from the American Anthropological Association.A reprint by Kraus Reprint Co.Illustrated, with several vignettes throughout.Written by Gudmund Hatt, a 20th century cultural geographer and ethnologist.

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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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1981 A Linear Programming Model of Prehistoric Subsistence Optimization Reidhead
1981 A Linear Programming Model of Prehistoric Subsistence Optimization Reidhead

Price: £35.00

An investigative work into prehistoric subsistence.A publication from the Prehistory Research Series of the Indiana Historical Society. This is volume VI, issue I of this periodical.

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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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1990-91 3vols The New England Quarterly Historical Review of New England Life
1990-91 3vols The New England Quarterly Historical Review of New England Life

Price: £70.00

A selection of three works from The New England Quarterly. These works are from September 1990, June 1991 and September 1991.All contain scholarly articles on the history and life of New England settlers and native people in addition...

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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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c1868 Treaty with the Sioux Indians April 29 1868 Andrew Johnson President
c1868 Treaty with the Sioux Indians April 29 1868  Andrew Johnson President

Price: £90.00

A copy of the 1868 treaty between the United States and the Sioux people.Disbound from a work, this treaty comprises of pages 195-207 and appears to be the entire treaty.This treaty is known as the 'Treaty of Fort Laramie'...

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c1874 Edmund Ollier History of the United States Illustrated Vol III Lincoln
c1874 Edmund Ollier History of the United States Illustrated Vol III Lincoln

Price: £24.00

An illustrated volume of Edmund Ollier's History of the United States.Vol III of III.Acomprehensive study of the United Stated, profusely illustrated in black & white with numerous beautiful engravings, maps and 46...

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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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