By Anne Colver. Published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., New York and Toronto, 1943. Hardcover, 406 pages. Illustrated front and end papers of an 1865 Mary Lincoln letter. The pages are lightly and evenly age toned. Covers show some light wear and soiling/staining. Overall a very good reading book.
Faith In God; Dr. Gurley's Sermon At The Funeral Of Abraham
Lincoln Limited edition of only 300 copies From the Original Manuscript by Reverend P.D. Gurley, D.D. Department of History of the Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Philadelphia, 1940. Hardcover. Includes the Death Bed of Lincoln painting by John H. Littlefield. Three hundred copies printed by Davis & Warde, Inc., Pittsburgh. This book is No. 70. Fancy Ex-Libris book plate with Declaration of Independence and vignettes of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln affixed to the inside front cover. Very good.
By LaVere Anderson. Published by Garrard Publishing Company, Champaign, Illinois, 1975. Hardcover, dust jacket, illustrated, 80 pages. Excellent. When Abraham Lincoln married pretty Mary Todd he gave her a ring with the words, Love is Eternal, in it. This love, returned in full measure, sustained Mary through a life of great joy and bitter sorrow. The popular Kentucky belle had her choice of young men, but in the tall penniless lawyer who was born in the backwoods she saw greatness. As his wife and first lady, Mary Lincoln became an important part of our nation's history. Mary's life with Abe had many happy times. There were family picnics and fishing trips with the four little Lincoln boys. In the White House she entertained princes and generals. But when Civil War spilt the nation Mary's world started to fall apart. Friends and relatives fell in battle. Her son Willie died, and her beloved husband was assassinated. After the president's death Mary lived a quiet life. She cherished the memories of their life together. Many years later Mary died in the same house where she and Abe Lincoln had been married. On her finger she still wore the ring that said, Love is Eternal.
Lee, An Abridgement Of Four-volume R. E. Lee - Freeman
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1961 1st Edition, 601 pages, black cloth boards with blue label design and gilt lettering to both boards and spine in pictorial dust jacket protected by Brodart (mylar), top-edge shelf grit, maps and photographs throughout, in Fine/Fine condition. Volume is Freeman's masterful portrait of a great American and chronicles all the major aspects and highlights of the general's military career, from his stunning accomplishments in the Mexican War to the humbling surrender to Appomattox.
By LaVere Anderson. Garrard Publishing Company, Champaign, Illinois, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, very nicely illustrated by William Hutchinson, 80 pages. Light wear to dust jacket. Very tight, clean book in excellent condition. Eight year old Tad Lincoln saw to it that life in the White House was unpredictable and full of fun in 1861. The hijinks and horseplay of the president's youngest son involved everyone from gardeners to cabinet members. Tad and his friends got lost in the Capitol basement, went sledding in the White House attic, and Tad, to the astonishment of visitors, drove a team of goats through the beautiful East Room. But most exciting of all to Tad was the big party his Pa gave for the midget Tom Thumb and his bride. Life in Washington also held personal tragedy for the Lincoln family. Willie became sick and died. The president, burdened with sorrow, found solace in Tad. Sensing his father's need, Tad became his constant companion, giving him help and encouragement during the dark hours of the Civil War. In this biography of Tad Lincoln, at play and in moments of great sorrow, he emerges as a very real and unforgettable little boy.
Diana Her New Life Princess Di Andrew Morten Paperback Book
This is a paperback book called Diana Her New Life by Andrew Morton about the life of Princess Diana after her divorce from Prince Charles. The book was published in 1995 by Pocket Star Books, UK and has 196 pages including an index. The book has 2 middle sections of 32 pages of colour photographs and is in very good +++ used condition. Shipping will be adjusted after purchase to media or first class, whichever is more reasonable for the buyer. An interesting book about the People's Princess.
Tan cloth faded boards with blue and gilt design to front panel and spine, deckled edges, mild edge tanning. A collection of stories by University of California alumni which appeared in major magazines such as Saturday Evening Post, Overland Monthly, Century, etc. Noted authors include James Hopper and Frank Norris.
Sketches Of The Rise Progress And Decline Of Secession
Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession - Parsons Brownlow Pebbled brown cloth boards exhibit moderate fading, frontispiece portrait of Brownlow protected by tissue-guard, 458 pages with an additional 8 publisher's advertisements, wood cut engravings throughout Brownlow was an American newspaper editor, minister, and politician. He served as Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and as a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875. He rose to prominence in the 1840s as editor of the Whig, a polemical newspaper that promoted Whig Party ideals and opposed secession in the years leading up to the Civil War. Brownlow's uncompromising and radical viewpoints made him not only a celebrity in the North, but one of the most divisive figures in Tennessee political history and one of the most controversial politicians of the Reconstruction-era South. An excellent volume that should be in one's Civil War library.
Small Wonder Story Of Volkswagen 1970 Book Paperback
Small Wonder, The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen. By Walter Henry Nelson. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Copyright 1970. Paperback book measuring 4 x 7 with 311 pages. Condition is very good with nice tight binding. No marks or tears to pages. Some light soiling and wear to covers.
Black cloth boards with silver gilt, dust jacket protected by mylar. Well documented true account of the ill-fated Carlin hunting trip to the Bitterroot Mountains in 1893, where the party became trapped by deep snows and the cook, George Colgate became seriously ill and died. The aftermath that ensued after the rescue of the remaining party prompted ethical and moral arguments and are still debated today.
Blue paper covered boards and blue cloth spine, gilt title, dust jacket exhibits slight corner ding on inside flap and is protected by mylar. Author, who is a correspondent for the New York Times, entertains an assignment in which he travels throughout 11 western states, and offers essays about the historical, social and political American West, past and present, and what he believes the future will bring.
Grey cloth boards with silver decoration, black cloth rubbed spine, pastedown bookplate of Frank J. Anderson, dust jacket which is protected by mylar (Brodart) exhibits mild edge crease to upper edge inner flap, rubbing and slight paper loss to head and tail of spine Author has signed on front endpaper with an inscription to Frank Anderson thanking him for his assistance in making the book possible. Anderson is also referred to in the Acknowledgement Page History and development of the submarine and its role in warfare from the time of Alexander the Great to the Nautilus with photographs throughout Frank J. Anderson (1919-2013) was librarian of the Submarine Library of the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Connecticut as well as director of Kansas Wesleyan and Wofford College Libraries, President of MPLA, charter member of the APHA, founding member of the Miniature Book Society, bookstore proprietor and publisher of the Kitemaug Press of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This is one of numerous books that we offer which were once in his personal library.
Blue paper wraps exhibit remnants of staple removal front wrap as well as very slight edge wear. Uncorrected Proof with tentative publication date 6 May 1992. Author delved into America's oldest and continuing police investigation concerning the 1935 murder of a town marshal in Washington, which opened the flood gates and exposed police corruption and cover-ups.
A great collectible book by the author covering the generation that fought and won WW-II both at home and in the war zones. Covers their patriotism, morality, family values and work ethic. This book is pristine inside except for a name inked on the front end page (former owner) and the dust jacket looks new but has the price clipped off of the dust jacket flap.
American Heritage, August, 1968 - Volume Xix, No. 5
This book contains current (1960s) and historical articles and essays on subjects such as National Portrait Gallery with its art, Monte Cassino battle, Honey Fitz, Civil War battles, etc. (see Contents photo). This book is very clean inside and the covers have only light age toning and a mark from removal of a label.
This book contains current and historical articles and essays about historical subjects, gun makers, Pulitzer, art, Catlin's Indian art, mining, and other subjects, etc. (see Contents photo). This book is very clean inside and the covers have only light age toning and a mark from removal of a tag.
American Heritage, August, 1972 - Volume Xxiii, N. 5
This book contains articles and essays on historical events to include early trade with China, Viking America, Revolutionary War, chess players, Utopia by the Lake, etc. (see Contents photo). This book is very clean inside and the covers have light age toning and a mark from the removal of a tag.
American Heritage, December, 1968 - Volume Xx, Number 1
This book contains articles and essays on historical happenings, political activities, wood arts, sea battles, etc. (see Contents photo). This book is very clean inside and the covers have light age toning and a mark where a tag was removed.
American Heritage, October, 1968 - Volume Xix, Number 6
This book covers topics of interest in the 1960s to include political essays, historical essays, WW-! posters, etc. (See Contents Photo). This book is clean inside and the covers have light age toning and a mark where a tag was removed.
Battle - A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years Of Combat
An excellent military history book covering military actions from ancient times until today. Great illustrations of battles, weapons, tactics and everything else regarding combat for the past 5,000 years. A great book for the military historian and educators. This book is like new inside and the dust jacket has only very light shelf edge wear.
An excellent history of the Battle of Atlantic, Battle of Britain, Desert War, D-Day and the Battle of Pacific. Includes descriptive text, weapons, tactics and statistics. A must read for the historian and educators teaching History. This book is pristine inside and the dust jacket has only light edge wear and looks almost new.
A collection of historical documents and almost 900 photographs showing the last part of WW-II in Europe and Asia and the end result and human cost of this war. A must read for the historian and educators who teach the youth of today about our past before they were born. This book looks new inside and out.
The story of the trials, tribulations and violence as the Mormons were travelling to Utah. Illustrated by Stephen J. Voorhies. This is a book in the Landmark Book Series aimed at educating young children and young adults in the 1950s. Book is clean and solid but has no dust jacket.
Great history book on the saga of Judge Roy Bean The Law West Of The Pecos and what it was like in West Texas under his justice. This book was presented to O. H. Yarbrough a famous Texan by The Justin Boys as a souvenir of the World Premier of the motion picture The Westerner on September 19, 1940 at Fort Worth, Texas. A great collectible Texas history book that is very clean and solid.
Great black and white photographs (297 photos) with identification text of Native Americans (Indians) of numerous tribes in North America. Great book for the history fanatic or educator. This book is listed as fine condition but it looks new inside and out with a tiny bit of shelf edge wear..
Fairbury Nebraska Souvenir View Book As Seen By Camera
Vintage original circa 1909 book. Fairbury, As Seen by the Camera, A Souvenir of Views . Compiled and Published by the Ladies of the Episcopal Guild, Fairbury, Nebraska. Softcover book measuring 7 inches wide x 5 1/8 inches tall. Has approximately 80 pages of photos and advertisements. Condition is good with wear and discoloring to the cover. Also taped at spine and upper right corner of front cover is gone. Also has a few loose pages at the center.
Art Album Of 128 Beautiful Engravings American Photos
Antique Book, Art Album of 128 Beautiful Engravings . Published by The Werner Company, Chicago. Red cloth covered boards with silver title and scroll decoration. Some soiling and scuffing to covers. And previous owners name written inside front cover. Interior pages are excellent with no tears or marks. Some light soiling and age toning. Cover is starting to separate from pages. Oblong book measuring about 13 wide x 11 tall with about 130 pages. The book is not dated, but appears to be late 1800's. The pictures are of both buildings and landscapes across North America. One photo per page with text at bottom. Views include: Washington Capitol building Provision Market, Chinatown, San Francisco Washington Headquarters, Valley Forge City of Mexico Hill and Castle of Chapultepec, City of Mexico Jackson Monument and French Cathedral, New Orleans Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Steamer Loading Cotton at New Orleans City Hall Park, New York Monument of the Fort Dearborn Massacre, Chicago The Yosemite Fall, California Boylston and Tremont Streets, Boston Bull's Head Indian, Squaw and Dog in Harness Charleston, South Carolina Residences on the Water Front Sunrise on Pike's Peak The Natural Bridge, Virginia Harvard College Yard, Cambridge Massachusetts Park Street Church, Boston The Sub-Treasury, New York The Loop Valley Manitou Old City Gate, St. Augustine, Florida Shoshone Falls, Idaho San Luis Rey, California Old Mission at Santa Barbara, California Grants Statue, Lincoln Park, Chicago Birthplace of James G. Blaine, West Brownsville, Pennsylvania Market Street, San Francisco Union League Club, Philadelphia Wissahickon Drive, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Derby Day, Washington Park, Chicago The Lick Observatory The Washington Elm Faneuil Hall, Boston Castle Garden, New York Fifth Avenue, New York City Michigan Avenue Boulevard, Chicago The Golden Gate (2 page spread) Broad Street, Philadelphia Salt Lake City Banff Hotel The Garden of the Gods Sitka, Alaska View of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Gettysburg Battlefield Central Park, New York Burial Tepee of a Crow Chief's Wife City Hall and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma Mexican Life in Southern California Park Street Gate, Boston Common Bunker Hill Monument Niagara By Moonlight Cascade Mountain and Bow River, Alberta, Canada The Cathedral, City of Mexico New York City View of Bay Drive in Washington Park, Chicago Robert's Mill, Germantown, Pennsylvania City Hall, Philadelphia Multnomah Falls, Oregon The Ponce De Leon Hotel, St. Augustine, Florida Peekskill Bay, Hudson River The River Front, Cincinnati, Ohio Illicilliwaet River and Hermit Range, At Glacier, Canada Suburban Residences, Helena, Montana Old Mission, San Antonio, Texas President Harrison's House, Indianapolis Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio Montreal, From Mt. Royal Crawford Notch, White Mountains, New Hampshire Lane at Ormond on the Halifax, Florida Site of Old Fort Wayne, Indiana Lucky Baldwins Ranch, Santa Anita, California The Balanced Rock Chamber of Deputies, Santiago, Chili Mt. Shasta, California Lake Ivanhoe, Colorado Larimer Street, Denver Indian Village on the Cheyenne, Dakota Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia Leadville, Colorado (Birdseye View) Hot Springs, South Dakota San Francisco Mountains Interior of an Indian Hut, Yakutat Bay, Alaska Hotel Coronado, Southern California Military College and City, Kingston, Canada Brigham Young's Grave, Salt Lake City, Utah Sandy Hook, New Jersey Home of Edgar Allen Poe, Long Island Church of San Miguel, Santa Fe, New Mexico The Ute Pass, Crossing Shoulder of Pike's Peak The Washington Monument, Washington D.C. The Little Church Around the Corner, New York The Emerson House, Concord, Massachusetts United States Cruiser, New York Room in which Stonewall Jackson died, Guinea Station, Virginia Paul Revere's House, Boston Soldiers Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Washington Pueblo De Taos, New Mexico Falls of Juanacatlau. Mexico Oak Knoll, Home of the Poet Whittier, Danvers, Massachusetts Sherman Avenue, Denver Seven Castles, Red Canon, Colorado Broadway, New York The Old South Church, Boston The Obelisk, Central Park, New York The Spanish Peaks, Colorado Arcadia Valley and Pilot Knob, Missouri Yale College, New Haven, Connecticut Fall River Steamer, Pilgrim The Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Adobe House, New Mexico Cape May, New Jersey Sunken Garden, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia Nevada Falls, Yosemite Valley St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York The Profile of The Old Man of the Mountain, Franconia New Hampshire Otis Rail Road, Catskill Mountains Watkins Glen, New York Monument Park, Lone Rocks, Colorado The Lee Mansion, Arlington, Virginia The Minute Man, Concord, Massachusetts Big Grape Vine, Near Santa Barbara, California
Springfield Illinois 1912 Court Of Honor Ritual Book
Antique Springfield, Illinois 1912 Court of Honor Ritual Book. This was basically an Insurance Company founded in Springfield. Book measures 4.25 wide x 6.5 tall and has 53 pages with addition blank pages in back for Memoranda . Some rippling along the edge of the front and back covers where cover is starting to separate from the inside cover piece. Also two small spots of paper loss to back cover. Inside pages are very good with some age toning. No marks or tears.
1920 Fairbury Nebraska High School Yearbook Photos
Antique Original Fairbury Nebraska 1920 High School Yearbook. Softcover book measuring 6.25 x 9.5 with 48 pages. Seniors, with photos, include: Frank Holland, Helen Hughes, Cecil McFarlane, Victor Weiss, Pearl Shortridge, Arden Scott, Grace Strawhacker, Lela Upp, Florence Williams, Lois Vinson, Arthur Ward, Marie Welsh, Mildred Wells, Jimmy Wiggins, George Apking, Lucy Adams, Glenn Brawner, Dorothy Bradley, Donald Bitzer, Helen Parker, Herbert Robb, Wanda Robinson, Genevieve Strawhacker, June Sweeney, Ruth Gibson, Elmer Hodges, Willa Holly, Eva Hawk, Kenneth Hauck, Gladys Blakesley, Gertrude Catlin, Glen Cornelius, Lucile Costello, Vera Clark, Phil Hauck, Marie Liebrock, Orval Hawk, Verna Lambert, Charles Houser, Bernice McHale, Leona Morford, Helen McCord, Mildred Norman, Marie Nagle, Marie Cramb, Rich Epp, Alice Gilbert, Clarence Franz, and Gladys Gillmore, Contents include: Page of Snap shots Dedication Staff of X-Ray Farewell to F. H. S. Senior Class Pictures Seniors Opinion of their last year Favorite Songs, Sneak Day Sayings Hi-Y Club Debate Beatrice Game, Washington Game, Law Allison Makes Hay Exchange, Athletics What We're Noted For Old Remembrances Farewell to the Class The Masterpiece Our Hiking Experience Jokes Who's Who in the Senior Class Advertisers Directory: Kautz Studio, Marthis & Sigler Tire Shop McDowell's F.R. Wallace, Will Christian, White & Jones Golden Rule Co., A.A. Wever, Mogul Barber Shop The Stilwell Printery, Purity Ice Cream Co. Fairbury Shoe Shop, Swift & Co., Freeman Christian Church, Nagel's J. L. Chasdek, Frank E. Tincher Twidale Shoe Co., Tuggle's, Lily Cleaning Parlor Jenkins-Crooks Co., A.G. Bracke LeRoys, R.C. King, Mary-Etta Barber Shop, Good Clothes Shop Globe Pharmacy, A.D. Ackerman, White Piano Co. Uhley & Diller, Laundry, Dr. Leach Fairbury Schools Weisel's Drug Store, Dr. Gallamore, Hested's Store Lambert Majestic Theatre Book is in very good condition with no marks or tears on interior pages. There is some light soiling and yellowing to the pages. Cover is tattered along the edges.
1946 The Trail Fairbury Nebraska High School Yearbook
Vintage and original 1946 Trail High School Yearbook for Fairbury, Nebraska. This is a hardcover book measuring 8 inches x 10.75 inches. 75 pages. Condition is good with some wear and soiling to covers. No torn pages. Page of class mates signatures on a back page. Please check my shop for more vintage postcards, books and ephemera.
By James L. Swanson. Hard cover, with dust jacket, 448 pages, illustrated, index. Published by Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2006. Excellent, like new condition. The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history; the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness. At the very center of this story is John Wilkes Booth, America's notorious villain. A Confederate sympathizer and a member of a celebrated acting family, Booth threw away his fame and wealth for a chance to avenge the South's defeat. For almost two weeks, he confounded the manhunters, slipping away from their every move and denying them the justice they sought. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln's own blood relics, Manhunt is a fully documented work, but it is also a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as you've never read it before. James Swanson brings vividly to life one of the greatest stories in American history; the thrilling manhunt for John Wilkes Booth. His beautifully crafted narrative commands the reader's interest from start to finish- and, most important, he gets it right, down to the smallest detail. Edward Steers, Jr., author of Blood on the Moon; The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Book, A Man For The Ages, Tributes To Abraham Lincoln
Compiled by Louis A. Warren. Published for the 50th Anniversary, Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a biographical sketch of the author and a bibliography of his writings by John David Smith. Copyright 1978. Soft cover, 87 pages, illustrated. Very fine condition. Desirable.
Edited by Charles M. Hubbard, Mercer University Press, 1999. Hard cover, no dust jacket, 167 pages, illustrated. Introduction by Charles M. Hubbard. Very fine to excellent condition. Includes eight superb essays that were developed from the Centennial Lincoln Symposium at Lincoln Memorial University in April 1997. Edited by Charles M. Hubbard, executive director of that institution's Abraham Lincoln Museum, the book apprises both Civil War scholar and buff alike of current interpretations in Lincoln scholarship regarding three crucial areas of importance: his embattled reputation as commander-in-chief, his aims and accomplishments regarding African American rights, and the role of enemy agents in destroying the President of the United States. 1. Abraham Lincoln: Commander-in-Chief, or Attorney-in-Chief, by Frank Williams 2. That Attractive Rainbow: The Image of Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, Harold Holzer 3. Lincoln and Halleck, by John Y. Simon 4. Lincoln and Race Relations, by Hans L. Trefousse 5. Something More Than the Mere Union to Fight For: African Americans Respond to Lincoln's Wartime Policies, by Edna Greene Medford 6. Why Booth Shot Lincoln, by Terry Alford 7. Shooting the President as a Military Necessity, by William Hanchett 8. The Creation of an American Myth: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by Thomas R. Turner
Uk Majesty Magazine Andrew And Sarah Cover Mar 1988
This is an issue of the monthly UK Majesty magazine from March. 1988 with Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the Duke and Duchess of York on the cover. The magazine is Volume 8 No 11 and features An August Baby For The Yorks, Charles and Diana, Celebrate Australia 200, The King And Di: The Wales' in Thailand, Exclusive: Prince Philip visits Churchill's Underground Hideaway, (Prince) Edward Finds His Niche. There are 60 pages, lots of color photos with some ads and classifieds. The magazine is in excellent condition with some mild spine scuffing and one small rub on the far top right corner of the cover where a price tag was removed, I think. Will refund shipping over media mail. In archival sleeve.
This is a great catalog showing not only shoes made at the Dickerson factory, but a picture and profile of many of the employees, their work and even the machinery used to make show. Lots of pictures, a very nice history of a ladies shoe manufacturer in the 1950's. The cover is marked DICKERSON SHOES IN STOCK FALL 1956 . Back soft cover states THE WALKER T. DICKERSON COMPANY 326 S. FRONT ST. COLUMBUS 15, OHIO . There is 44 pages including an index. Most all pages have pictures on them! A great manufacturing reference book!
This is a nice vintage catalog showing good pictures of a wide variety of gift items that were made by ENESCO JAPAN. The photo of tableware, glassware, pottery, and decorative items of many kinds are all in color with a good description for each item also. This is a distributor catalog and includes a separate price list. Many of the prices are per dozen or 1/2 dozen. Catalogs like this are useful in dating vintage glassware, and other vintage decorative items! This catalog has 83 pages, with and average of over 20 items per page.
Art: A History Of Painting, Sculpture, Arch. By Hartt
This is a nice soft cover book title: Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by Frederick Hartt...Third Edition. It is in very good used condition, clean pages, very little wear. Book contain 512 pages with color and black and white photos thoughout, one or the other on most all page. Also includes an index and glossary.
This is a very interesting book, and in nice shape too! THE CRISIS by WINSTON CHURCHILL. Copyright 1901 by The MacMillan Co. First Edition. It is a hardback with no dust cover. The book is in good++ condition, with a little wear, mostly around the edges, good tight binding, good binding. This book is 523 clean pages, some minor age spots on a few pages no damage, very good binding. It measures 5.6 x 8.0 .
339th Fighter Group chief editor G. P. Harry This is the record of the men of the 339th Fighter Group described in readable form, but in sufficient depth to assure their place in the history of air warfare during World War II (adapted from the front jacket flap). The pages of this book are radiant with the luster of the brilliant record and heroic deeds performed by members of the 339th Fighter Group and its support units (adapted from the introduction p. 6). Contains many tables of statistics, and is profusily illustrated with black this is a magnificient tribute to the valient men ot the 339th Fighter Group, providing a captivating resource for those interesred in WWII air warfare history in the European theater. Turner Publishing Company, Publishers of Military History; Paducah, Kentucky; First Printing 1991; ISBN: 1-56311-067-9. This hard cover book in dust jacket measures almost 11½ inches (29 cm) tall by 8-7/8 inches (22.5 cm) wide by 7/8 inches (2.2 cm) thick; with 256 numbered high-quality glossy pages. CONDITION: USED. Ex-Library, with all the usual stamps, and markings; plus a pocket, and a bar code sticker, on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket is covered in mylar and taped to book covers. The mylar jacket cover is scuffed and scratched. Upper and lower edges of jacket have slight creases, mainly at spine. Slight wear to corners of boards. Inside is clean except for library stamps along the lower edges of pages 3 and 37 and rear end paper. Upper edge of page 3 also has an inked number along the upper edge. Pages starting with page 81 have a diagonal crease, most sharp on page 81 and lessening in sharpness on the following pages. Table Five - A covered by paste down revised table. Rear free end paper has paste down of Final Measure Combat Effectiveness table facing page 256. Otherwise this is a VERY GOOD book in a VERY GOOD dust jacket, for an overall condition of VERY GOOD. SHIPPING: This is a large heavy book with an estimated shipping weight of under 5 pounds. CONTENTS Introduction Acknowledgement Prayer For The 339th Fighter Group Prologue Combat Narratives Roster Of Pilots Pilot Articles 503rd Fighter Squadron 504th Fighter Squadron 505th Fighter Squadron Memoriam Killed In Action, Killed, Not In Action, Evaded Capture / Interned & POW's General Roster Of Group Personnel Ground Articles 339th Headquarters 503rd Fighter Squadron 504th Fighter Squadron 505th Fighter Squadron 1786 Ordnance Supply & Maintenance Company (AVN) Biographical Sketches Of Group And Squadron Commanding Officers Epilogue Tables 1. Missions of the 339th Fighter Group 2. 339th Fighter Group - Credits for Enemy Aircraft 3. 339th Fighter Group - Enemy Aircraft Types Destroyed (Air) 4. 339th Fighter Group - Original and Replacement Pilot Assignments 5. 339th Fighter Group - Compilation of Pilot Casualties 6. Enemy Aircraft Destroyed by Eighth Air Force Fighter Groups 7. Enemy Air Force Fighter Squadrons
By T. Harry Williams. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. 1989. Hardcover with illustrated dust jacket. 345 pages, index, illustrated front piece and maps. Embossed ex-libris from previous a owner. Like new condition. From dust jacket: General P.G.T. Beauregard's military career in many ways is more significant to the student of the Civil War than the record of any other general, for he was in every phase of the war from its beginning to its end. He fired the opening gun of the great drama at Fort Sumter; he commanded the Confederate forces at Manassas; he planned and fought the first great battle in the West at Shiloh; he conducted the defense of Charleston from attack by sea, and in the waning months of the war he directed the defense of the southern approaches to Richmond. Following 1st Manassas Beauregard became the hero of the South. The people of the Confederacy saw him through a haze of glory and drama that enveloped no other Southern general. He was chivalric and arrogant in the best Southern tradition, but he was more. Something in his resounding name of P.G.T. Beauregard, in his Creole Louisiana origin, and in his knightly bearing suggested a more exotic environment than the South of Jefferson Davis...... Reviews: T. Harry Williams has brought the colorful, complex personality of Beauregard to life in the pages of this excellent biography, an obvious top contender for the Pulitzer Prize. Ralph G. Newman. Based upon elaborately exhaustive research and written with skill and enthusiasm, this biography of the most colorful of all the Confederate generals' should be read by every serious student of the Civil War. David Donald. Mr. Williams' book has ever requisite of a good biography. It is an effective and graphic story. However familiar with the Civil War the reader may be, he will turn these pages with a feeling of suspense. Allan Nevins.
By Glenn Tucker. Press of Morningside Bookshop, Dayton, Ohio, 1980. Hardcover with dust jacket. 368 pages, illustrated, index. Wear to edges of the dust jacket. Book is clean, tight, and in excellent condition. This is the life story of a great fighting general of the Civil War, Winfield Scott Hancock. When Glenn Tucker was working up his material for High Tide at Gettysburg, Hancock's outstanding generalship on each of the three days of battle so impressed him that he decided to make Hancock the subject of his next book. He knew that Henry Steel Commager had pointed to Hancock as a man who deserved a modern biography. Hancock The Superb is that biography. Hancock clearly deserves it. In the early fighting on the Peninsula, when the Confederates were flanked out of Fort Magruder, McClellan reported, Hancock was superb. Before long people were referring to him as Hancock the Superb, and for the next three years he re-earned the sobriquet in battle after battle. He was able to distinguish himself equally in diastrous defeat, as at Chancellorsville, and in victory, as at Gettysburg. Tucker feels personally that some of Hancock's work with Grant in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania was the most fascinating of his career, and he makes a good case for this view. Glenn Tucker chose to write about Hancock primarily because of his interesting personality and remarkable career. These are reasons enough. He also had another reason. For more than three years, while a succession of commanding generals came and went, Hancock was a growing power in the Army of the Potomac. Along with his study of Hancock, Tucker also presents a graphic picture of the Army of the Potomac. It was a much maligned army. Because of its inept, bumbling commanders, it took some crushing and much publicized defeats. But in spite of Pope, Burnside, Hooker and others not much better, it weathered the worst blows Lee could inflict on it, preserved a bloody stalemate and at last wore down the enemy. Hancock and the Army of the Potomac fought together right up to the end. Never seeking top command, Hancock was the best and most trusted of the subordinate generals. Under good commanders and bad, his steadiness, unfailing courage and incisive military judgement many times helped to preserve the Army of the Potomac as an efficient fighting force. Glenn Tucker's reporting skill puts you right in the action. You are at Hancock's elbow in a score of battles in Virginia and you are there for three cataclysmic days at Gettysburg.
By William Tecumseh Sherman. Two Volumes in one book. Hardcover with dustjacket. 1,136 pages, illustrated. Notes written by Charles Royster. Brand new, never read condition. Hailed as a prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. Written with the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides vivid, firsthand accounts of the war's crucial events - Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas. Born in Ohio in 1820, Sherman spent many of his prewar years moving between the old South and the new West. His recollections of shipwrecks, gold rushes, vigilance committees, and banking panics colorfully evoke the restless and often reckless spirit of a nation in transformation. A conservative terrified by the anarchy he saw in secession, Sherman resigned his position as superintendent of a Louisiana military academy in 1861 and went North to endure defeat at Bull Run and humiliation in the press for his pessimistic views of Union prospects in Kentucky. His fortunes changed at Shiloh, where he regained his confidence and won the admiration and friendship of Ulysses S. Grant. Sherman became Grant's most trusted subordinate, and over the next 18 months learned much from his commander about the irrelevancy of orthodox strategy to the realities of civil war in America. By the fall of 1864 Sherman's thinking focused on the Southern society that supported the armies opposing him. Shunning supply lines and frontal assaults, he struck directly at the economic and psychological underpinnings of Confederate resistance. That this strategy inflicted pain and suffering upon the South he loved was a hard truth Sherman never tried to evade. You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will, he told the citizens of Atlanta before expelling them from their homes. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it.... Nor does he deny the exhilaration he felt while directing his terrifyingly powerful army. Yet Sherman's near-apocalyptic campaign through the Carolinas ended in fierce controversy when he unsuccessfully tried to grant the South more lenient peace terms than favored by most in the North. Called hero and demon, liberator and destroyer, Sherman is an indelible figure of the American past. Nowhere is he more alive than in the pages of his illuminating and uncompromising Memoirs. This volume reprints the text of the revised edition of 1886, and includes a series of detailed maps prepared at Sherman's request and appendices containing dozens of letters written in response to the 1875 first edition. Charles Royster, volume editor, is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans.
By W.A. Swanberg. Published by Stan Clark Military Books, Gettysburg, Pa., 1992. Hardcover with dustjacket. 433 pages, illustrated. Brand new condition, still in publisher's shrink wrap. The story of Union General, and Medal of Honor winner, Daniel E. Sickles. General Daniel E. Sickles : (1819-1914) Controversial New York State senator and congressman. He first achieved national notoriety in 1859 when he shot down, in the shadow of the White House, his young wife's lover, who was the son of the author of the Star Spangled Banner. His lawyer during the lurid trial was none other than Edwin M. Stanton, Abraham Lincoln's future Secretary of War, who got him off. During the Civil War, Sickles fought in the Virginia Peninsular, Antietam, and Fredericksburg campaigns. At Gettysburg he commanded the 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac, and was severely wounded on July 2, 1863, the result being the amputation of his right leg. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in the battle of Gettysburg. He was very instrumental in forming the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Four Years of Personal Observation by a Richmond Lady By Sallie B. Putnam. Collector's Library of the Civil War. 1983 reprint by Time Life Books, of the original 1867 edition that was published by G.W. Carleton & Co. 389 pages, bound in leather, raised embossed military scene on the front cover, gold title and author names imprinted on the front cover and spine. Gold leaf page ends. Red silk bookmark attached. Like new condition. This book is a valuable source for events, observations and impressions of wartime Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy.
The Colonial Wars 1689 - 1762 American Civilization
The Colonial Wars 1689 - 1762 History of American Civilization Howard H. Peckham Mr. Peckham chronicles the events of these wars, summarizing the struggle for empire in America among France, England, and Spain. He indicates how the colonists applied the experience they gained from fighting Indians to their engagements with European powers. And what they learned from the colonial wars they translated into a political pholosophy that led to independence and self-government. The University Of Chicago Press, 1964. Soft cover, 5-1/4 x 8 inches, 240 pages. Ex-library, with pocket in back. Front cover has creases, a taped tear, and a missing lower corner. Stamps on edge. Otherwise clean and firmly bound. Under 1 lb.
General A.p. Hill; The Story Of A Confederate Warrior
By James I. Robertson, Jr. Random House, New York. First Edition. 382 pages, illustrations, maps, index, hard cover, with dust jacket. Very fine condition. A.P. Hill, whose name was on the lips of both Lee and Jackson as they lay dying, but whose highly important military career has been neglected by biographers, has been brought brilliantly to life in this book. With much new material, Dr. Robertson has created an unforgettable portrait of one of the great Confederate generals. Virginius Dabney.
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee Dee Brown Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971. Hard cover with dust jacket, 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, 486 pages. Book is clean and firmly bound. Dust jacket has tears along edges. Under 3 lbs.
The Silver Chalice: a Novel Thomas B. Costain Illustrated by Burt Silverman Basil of Antioch must create a decorative casing for the precious Chalice used by Christ at the Last supper with His Disciples. Braving the perils of Christian persecution, Basil pursues his project. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1964. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches, 533 pages. Book is in very good condition. Dust jacket has tears and a missing piece at top of spine. Under 2 lbs.
Custer; The Controversial Life Of George Armstrong Custer
By Jeffry D. Wert. Published by Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hard cover with dust jacket. 462 pages, index, illustrated. Excellent condition. George Armstrong Custer has been so heavily mythologized that the human being has been all but lost. Now, in the first complete biography in decades, Jeffry Wert reexamines the life of the famous soldier to give us Custer in all his colorful complexity. Although remembered today as the loser at the Little Big Horn, Custer was the victor of many cavalry engagements in the Civil War. He played an important role in several battles in the Virginia theater of the war, including the Shenandoah campaign. Renowned for his fearlessness in battle, he was always in front of his troops, leading the charge. His men were fiercely loyal to him, and he was highly regarded by Sheridan and Grant as well. Some historians think he may have been the finest cavalry officer in the Union Army. But when he was assigned to the Indian wars on the Plains, life changed drastically for Custer. No longer was he in command of soldiers bound together by a cause they believed in. Discipline problems were rampant, and Custer's response to them earned him a court-martial. There were long lulls in the fighting, during which time Custer turned his attention elsewhere, often to his wife, Libbie Bacon Custer, to whom he was devoted. Their romance and marriage is a remarkable love story, told here in part through their personal correspondence. After Custer's death, Libbie would remain faithful to his memory until her own death nearly six decades later. Jeffry Wer carefully examines the events around the defeat at Little Big Horn, drawing on recent archeological findings and the latest scholarship. His evenhanded account of the dramatic battle puts Custer's performance, and that of his subordinates, in proper perspective. From beginning to end, this masterful biography peels off the layers of legend to reveal for us the real George Armstrong Custer. (Taken from the dust jacket).
9 x 11 3/4 cover, 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 pages. 18pp. Overall very good condition with following exceptions. Front cover smoke stained, Pogony print reglued with neutral ph adhesive One small edge tear on print (left margin lower) Cover has a little edgewear. (See photos 1 & 2. Pages are clean.
Florida Vol 2 by J E Dowell. Lewis Publishing Co, Inc. 995pp. Includes chapters on Reconstruction 1865-1876; Reaction; Revolt; The New Florida; Boom and Bust; Florida at Mid Century 1900-1950. It has 2 Appendix: Natural Setting of Florida and The Antiquuities. Rare Book.
All The Year Round A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens beginning in 1859. I have 15 of these journals all readable, but in various stages of tatter. Volumes 1 - 10; Volume 12, Volume 14, Volume 15, Volume 19; Volume 20 ending in 1868. Each volume is $49.00 or all 15 volumes are $500.00
Florida Vol 2 by J E Dowell. Lewis Publishing Co, Inc. 995pp. Includes chapters on Reconstruction 1865-1876; Reaction; Revolt; The New Florida; Boom and Bust; Florida at Mid Century 1900-1950. It has 2 Appendix: Natural Setting of Florida and The Antiquuities. Rare Book.
History of Westchester County New York by editor in chief Alvah P French in 4 Volumes.1st volume has 55 chapters with history including the colonial and revolutionsary periods, The War periods; Civil and World War; towns of Yonkers, White Plains, Mount Vernon New Rockelle, Bedford, Cortlandt, East Chester, Greenburg, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Mount Pleasant New Castle, New Rochelle Town, North Castle, North Salam, Ossining, Pelham, Poundridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, Yonkers, Yorktown, Lewisboro, Of interest also is large chapteru on Westchester County Watersheds as as a supply for New York City. Rare and valubable reference of entire history of Westchester County New York.
America's most prolific photographer of Native Americans By Barry Pritzker. Copyright 1993, published by Crescent Books, Avenel, New Jersey. Large 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 format, hardcover, with dust jacket, 112 pages. Features over 80 black and white photographs, plus text. The back of the dust jacket, and its inside back flap and cover board, show a small, very light stain. There is a small tear at the bottom of the back of the dust jacket that has been repaired with archival tape. The photographs in this book are wonderful. Edward S. Curtis, played a major role in shaping the view of Indians as noble savages, members of a vanishing race. His Herculean effort left us a comprehensive record of all of the important tribes in the United States.
This January 1952 Golden Anniversary Issue of Popular Mechanics is quite a walk down memory lane. The advertisements and prices throughout the magazine are a shock and very interesting to see. The magazine is in pretty good condition. The front cover is loose at the bottom edge from wear and tear. Check out the few pictures from inside the magazine. Remember, this item can be shipped media rate.
Paper Dolls Prince Charles Princess Diana Royal Wedding
This is a book of uncut paper dolls of the Royal Wedding in 1981 of Prince Charles and Princess Diana or Lady Di of England. This is a first printing in 1982 by Perigree Books by Putnam's New York of paper dolls made to commemorate the royal wedding in July 1981 of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The book measures 11.25 inches high by 9.5 inches wide closed and is titled The Princess Diana Paper Doll Book of Fashions. It has 18 pages of fashions for both Prince Charles and Lady Di and their paper dolls. It is in very good condition. It was featured in 2003 on the Antiques Roadshow UK and valued at at least 50-80 pounds or more. A great item. In archival sleeve.
Life and Campaigns of Major General J.E.B. Stuart By H.B. McClellan. Edited with an introduction by Burke Davis. Civil War Centennial Series. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. Copyright 1958. Hard cover, with dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some wear and some chipping with paper loss. Protected in a mylar dust cover. 455 pages, index, illustrated front piece, maps. Personal library plate affixed inside of the front cover. Name and 1959 date written in ball point ink on title page. The book is very clean and in very nice condition. A must for anyone interested in the cavalry operations of the Army of Northern Virginia and the life of it's most flamboyant commander. The author, H.B. McClellan served as one of General J.E.B. Stuart's staff officers, and his book on Stuart is one of the most highly regarded on the subject. Ironically, four of McClellan's brothers fought for the Union, and the famous Union general, George B. McClellan, was his cousin. The notes of author Burke Davis make wonderful reading by themselves and add a great deal to the understanding and appreciation of the great Confederate cavalry hero.
By George R. Stewart. Press of Morningside Bookshop, Dayton, Ohio, 1983. Hardcover, dust jacket, index, illustrations and maps. Like new condition. July 3, 1863, 3:00 A.M. After the fighting of the first two days, the dead lie quietly on Oak Ridge and in the Peach Orchard. On the moonlit battlefield, in their tents of thousands, the men are resting. Union pickets can hear wheels creaking as the Confederates bring up more artillery. The armies of General Robert E. Lee and General George G. Meade draw breath for a new and decisive encounter. The town nearby is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the next fifteen hours will turn the course of world history. This book is the story of those fifteen hours- of the thoughts and preparations, the urgent words and reckless actions of men whose lives suddenly depended on the roll and dip and rise of a mile of Pennsylvania farmland. It is the story, carefully re-created from the mass of records and reminiscences left by both sides, of the eight Southern brigades that advanced and the one that broke, of the one Northern regiment that ran and the twenty six that stood, and of the officers and men who fought at close quarters during twenty decisive minutes. Out of their individual actions, seemingly lost in a confusion of gunfire and scarred earth and torn flesh, emerges, by a thousand incidents, the larger pattern of the event, and the plain, irrevocable outcome. Shortly before six o'clock the mop-up was completed and the Union troops were ordered to resume their original positions in the line. Pickett's Charge had been beaten. The Battle of Gettysburg was over. George R. Stewart, with a trained eye for the telling incident and illuminating detail, has marshaled the findings of rigorous research into a direct, compelling narrative. Without minimizing the confusions and uncertainties of the battle, and without glossing over the angry controversies of those who wrote of it afterward, he makes that day in 1863 real and clear and coherent for us. The armies are there, and the men too- heroic, terrified, dogged, indomitably cool, agonized or exultant. Tactics, weapons, firepower, have their place in the story, along with the human interest of the problems faced by the various generals, and the problems, too often solved only by death, of many less famous Americans, such as Seregeant Major Stockton, 71st Pennsylvania., Sergeant Kimble, 14th Tennessee, Corporal Sturtevant, 14th Vermont, and Private Monte, 9th Virginia. So we see the desperate, Napoleonic attack by which, as Mr. Stewart believes, Lee was undoubtedly not so much trying to win another victory as to create- while there was still the chance- a disaster! This was to be no indecisive Chancellorsville, but a great and war ending stroke. Here is Pickett's Charge- the climax of the climax, the central moment of our history. Pickett's Charge.
In The Army of Northern Virginia 1861-1865 By Carlton McCarthy, Private, Richmond Howitzers, with illustrations by Wm. L. Shepard, Lieutenant, Richmond Howitzers. Originally published by Carlton McCarthy and Company, Richmond, 1882. This is a 1982 reprint done by Time Life Books, as part of their Collector's Library of the Civil War series. Leather bound edition, with embossed military scene on the front cover, gold gilt title on front and on spine, gold gilt page ends, and red ribbon book mark. 224 pages, illustrated. Rubber stamped name of previous owner on inside front cover. Excellent/like new condition. This Confederate narrative is deserving of its reputation as the most interesting and informative of all memoirs written by privates.
Autographed by the author By William C. Davis. Published by Stackpole Books, copyright 1993. Second hard cover edition, with dust jacket, 249 pages, index, illustrations and maps. Excellent/like new condition. Autographed and inscribed with best wishes by the author. On May 15, 1864, at a little crossroads hamlet in Virginia, the fate of the Shenandoah Valley may have been decided and, with it, the ability of the Confederacy to survive in Virginia for another season. The Battle of New Market is the story of one of those seemingly incredible hair breadth miracles that now and then dot the Civil War landscape. A scratch force of hastily assembled Confederates, outnumbered up to the last minute, meets and decisively overcomes a superior Yankee army. A former vice president and one time candidate for the presidency commands the Rebel forces. The Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute- some of them boys no older than fourteen- march to battle with the veterans, commencing a tradition and a legend that persists to this day. All these and more made up the dramatic story of New Market, and are told here in the most thoroughly researched and clearly presented book ever written on this legendary battle. Courage and heroism, youth and manhood, North and South- all meet compellingly in these pages, just as they met in the pelting rain on the battlefield that may have saved Virginia.
By William C. Davis. Published by Stackpole Books. Original copyright 1975, this is the second edition, copyright 1994, with new material added. Hard cover, with dust jacket, illustrated, index, 201 pages. Excellent/like new condition. On March 9, 1862, naval history changed forever thanks to two iron clad war ships that did battle in Hampton Roads, Virginia; The Monitor and the Merrimack (newly christened the C.S.S. Virginia). Duel Between The First Ironclads presents in vivid detail the story of the building of these two ships. The months of feverish activity by both the North and the South all destined to culminate in a few hours of intense combat to decide control not just of Hampton Roads, but perhaps of the waters of America itself, and with them victory in the Civil War. Combining exhaustive research in long forgotten documents with a thrilling narrative, William C. Davis affords a step inside the turret and the casemate of these lumbering leviathans in an account richly spiced with human interest stories of the men who risked their lives to fight a new kind of war.
A well written book by Donald B Bady. The history of the Colt pistol from 1896-1955. Published in 1963 bu the Borden Publishing co.. Copyright 1956. Informational and lots of pictures. I believe the cover is leather bound.
By W.A. Swanberg. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1957. 373 pages, index, illustrated, hardcover with dust jacket. The dust jacket shows light wear and scuffing, with a few tiny edge chips. The book itself is in excellent condition with tight binding and clean pages, and nice clean and bright cover boards. Fort Sumter started the greatest war this land ever knew. Mr. Swanberg tells the story of one of the truly extraordinary episodes in American military history, a half year of mounting tension that broke into The War Between The States. At the center of this intensely absorbing narrative, stands the defender of Fort Sumter, Major Robert Anderson, a man trained for war who fought against it and yet was fated to start it; a Southerner who did his duty as a Union officer while President Buchanan's administration withheld any real support. First Blood vividly depicts the plight of the tiny Sumter garrison during those months of 1860-61, and it conveys the spirit in Charleston in a way that makes one understand how the fires of secession were kindled. Swanberg also explains the political background in Washington which is an incredible story of confusion, contradiction, and outright treason under Buchanan's wavering administration. And finally, Swanberg has individualized the many characters who played parts in the drama of Sumter; the Yankee Captain Abner Doubleday at the fort; old Edmund Ruffin who fired the first shot against Sumter; the fire eating Senator Louis Wigfall; Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina; the old military hero General Winfield Scott, the newly elected President Abraham Lincoln, and his Secretary of State William H. Seward, and many others. Written without bias, and focusing on the human values of both sides, First Blood is a work of thorough scholarship and it is a significant contribution to American history.
Treasure of the Atocha is a book about Mel Fisher's historic treasure find off the coast of Florida. This is one of those books you will not want to put down until you have finished reading it. Has great color photographs and a forward by Mel Fisher. This book will make you wish you were a deep sea diver. ADD $5.50 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A.
This was previously a public library book and it is very informative for one who is interested in early history of Great Britain. It features: Briton & The Britons, The Coming of the English, The Spread of Christianity, Alfred & The Vikings, The Viking Settlement & Rule and The Norman Conquest. An older book but is still a good read. ADD $4.50 SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A.
Fighting For The Confederacy; The Personal Recollections
of General Edward Porter Alexander Edited by Gary W. Gallagher. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1989. Autographed by Gary W. Gallagher on the title page. 664 pages, illustrated, index, hard cover with dust jacket. Excellent. The publication of General Edward Porter Alexander's private memoir, Fighting for the Confederacy, is a significant development in the field of Civil War military studies. It is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the war. Alexander, a native of Georgia and a West Point graduate who rose to the rank of brigadier general, was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from Manassas through Appomattox. His duties as an engineer, artillerist, and staff officer brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command of the Army of Northern Virginia, including Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet. His narrative is complete with superb insights into the campaigns in which he participated and is filled with utterly candid appraisals of leaders on both sides. The entire reminiscence is studded with memorable scenes: Alexander riding through the smouldering Wilderness with J.E.B. Stuart just a week before the latter fell mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern; Lee erupting in anger at the incompetence of a junior officer; Alexander changing Lee's artillery dispositions at Fredericksburg and teasing Lee about it after the battle; and Lee firmly rejecting advice to carry on a guerrilla campaign rather than surrender at Appomattox. [From the dust jacket].
Usps Celebrate The Century Postal Stamp 10 Book Box Set
This 10 book set is in excellent, clean, like new condition. Books 3-10 are still sealed in plastic. Books 1 & 2 have been opened, but are in beautiful condition. They are hardcover with dust jackets. Just to mention, there is a small tear on the top of the dust jacket on Book 1. Please see pictures. Each book covers 15 commemorative stamps for each decade. So the whole set covers the history of 150 stamps from 1900-2000. Beautiful illustrations. Also, each book has a plastic pocket on the inside cover. Books 1 & 2 are 96 pages each. While Books 3-10 are still sealed in plastic, it would appear that they have the same amount of pages. Copyright is 1998-First Printing-Books are produced by TIME-LIFE Publishing for the United States Postal Service. ** NOTE: THERE ARE NO POSTAL STAMPS INCLUDED.
Titled War Planes of the Second World War vol.2 by William Green, dated 1961, 1964 Doubleday and Co.. Used, no problems just a loose spine. Hardcover, 192 pages. No dustcover. Lots of illustrations. Great for any aviation fan!
The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers. By Steven R. Boyd. Louisiana State University Press. Baton Rouge. 2010, First Printing. Hardcover with illustrated dust jacket. 132 pages, index, illustrated. From the dust jacket: During the Civil War, private printers in both the North and South produced a vast array of envelopes featuring iconography designed to promote each side's war effort. Many of these covers featured depictions of soldiers, prominent political leaders, Union and Confederate flags, Miss Liberty, or even runaway slaves. In Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War, Steven R. Boyd explores their imagery to understand what motivated soldiers and civilians to support a war far more protracted and destructive than anyone anticipated in 1861.
Memoirs of Robert Chapin Parker, Westfield resident, and Court Clerk of Western Hampden Court in Westfield. See photos for table of contents and condition. Generally good condition. Pages are clean throughout. Hardcover stains , pen scribbling limited to inner covers.
Westfield and the World War. World War I. Published by the Westfield Welcome Home Committee. Includes list of service men, Westfield's War Activities, Merchant Marine, Red Cross Nurses, Polish Legion, Draft Board, Liberty Loan campaigns, Camp Bartlett, Nov. 7, 1918 Armistice. Very good condition with minor imperfections. Three 1 tears on blank pages at end.
Semi-centennial, State Normal School, Westfield , 1889
Semi-Centennial of the State Normal School at Westfield, Mass, 1889. Includes Morning exercises, addresses. Also Ideal Element In the Good Teacher, Historical Address before the Westfield Normal Assoc. , Biographical Notices of the Teachers of the Westfield School . Nice Illustrations of State Normal School and Normal Hall. See photos for overall condition. Book cover is faded black (not as shown in 1st picture. Back cover mildewed. First page (blank) has separated from binding. Text is clean with tight binding. last few pages (blank) show normal discoloration from age.
A Piece of My Heart Keith Walker Foreword by Martha Raye The stories of twenty six American women who served in Vietnam. In these pages you'll find the experiences of nurses who heard rocket attacks as they made their rounds .. of Red Cross workers whose helicopters were fired upon as they flew into the jungles ... of USO enterainers who tried to lighten the load for the troops ... of WACs who regularly found their names on the Viet Cong's ''elimination lists.'' Ballantine Books, 1987. ISBN 0-345-33997-5. Paperback, 429 pages. Spine creases. Small front cover corner crease. Very good, clean and firmly bound. Under 2 lbs.
Penna. Report Of The Board Of Commissioners Of Public Charities
Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 1888. Inside cover stamped Compliments of C. Tyson Kratz, House of Representatives with penned in owner inscription of Dr. S. N. Miley. Pages tight and readable with light tanning. Hardcover solidly intact with minor edgewear. Item being sold to raise funds for a $7,000.00 Paradigm insulin pump and other medical expenses and of our senior pastor who is suffering diabetic blindness in his left eye. Our fundraising needs also now include the replacement of our mission chapel in Pennsylvania, destroyed in a fire by arson on Sept. 22, 2008. The press release is available for viewing in this store's 'links' section at the bottom of the store's home page. We are also seeking to fund the establishment of a new center of retreat and recovery for our disabled ministers, which will cost $3,300.00/month
Footprints Of Four Centuries Or The Story Of The American People.
Hardcover. An abundance of illustrations throughout. Frontispiece of George Washington taking the oath as President. Pages readable with light foxing. Spine is heavily worn and largely detached from binding. Some front pages appear to be missing. Item being sold to raise funds for a $7,000.00 Paradigm insulin pump and other medical expenses and of our senior pastor who is suffering diabetic blindness in his left eye. Our fundraising needs also now include the replacement of our mission chapel in Pennsylvania, destroyed in a fire on Sept. 22, 2008. The press release is available for viewing in this store's 'links' section at the bottom of the store's home page. We are also seeking to fund the establishment of a new center of retreat and recovery for our disabled ministers, which will cost $3,300.00/month
The Coming Fury, Centennial History Of The Civil War
The Coming Fury, The Centennial History of the Civil War Bruce Catton The first volume of a series on the Civil War. In words that weave history into art, Bruce Catton has created a book about the coming of the Civil War that is at once a broad canvas and a revealing close-up. The Coming fury is conceived as classic tragedy; as a series of ever-narrowing circles of choice with fewer and fewer men to make them, enclosing, finally, but two men faced with almost no choice at all. (From the front jacket flap) Doubleday & Co., 1961. Hard cover with dust jacket, 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches, 565 pages. Book has underlining throughout. Dust jacket has edge tears, with pieces missing from top and bottom of spine. Still very readable. Under 3 lbs.
Beaversprite: My Years Building An Animal Sanctuary
Off ering to animal lovers around the world Beaversprite: My Years Building an Animal Sanctuary The moving story of a womans struggle to save the beavers. Beaversprite: My Years Building an Animal Sanctuary Hardcover with dust jacket Heart of the Lakes., N.Y., 1983 Good library edtion--tight binding- pages in very good condition 191pp. Illustrated throughout with b would dedicate her life to saving them from merciless killing.
We Went To Heaven Before We Died: Tales Of The Quebec B
Offering We Went to Heaven Before We Died: Tales of the Quebec Bush by James A.Baker. Academy Books 1991 pp.149 Hard Cover Collectible in Very Good with some minor defects Signed by Author on title Limited 1st edition copy 147 of 500. Color frontis and color plate are Remington's paintings of the club; Many Dodd illustrations; Color photos on flaps and back cover, Color map endpapers. These stories and essays spring from a unique outdoorsman club which originated in 1898 in the Laurentian Mountains of Western Quebec, The Pontiac Game Club. Undoubtedly it's most famous member was Frederic Remington, who, in turn, loved the place. Excellent shape exceept the outside of the pages have darkened marks(see picute) and on the back cover some color removed--not torn
Liberty The American Revolution, Thomas Fleming, 1997, From Pbs Tv-series
Liberty! The American Revolution by Thomas Fleming, 1997, published by Viking, NY, hardcover with dust jacket, 394 pages, 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 , used, like new. The companion volume to the PBS TV series, this book chronicles the struggle for our country's independence and the birth of the American Nation. Beautifully illustrated with over 200 full color paintings and photographs. Condition: Book, Near Mint, unread condition. Dust Jacket: Very good, very slight wear. S&H is an additional $6.00 within the continental U.S. International shipping is also available.
This Is America My Country, By Donald Sheehan, 2 Vols., 1952
This beautiful 2 Volume set is a special issue. Copyright in 1952 by the Veterans' Historical Book Service, Inc., this particular version of the book set - the congressional edition - was bound in Navy crushed levant grained leather with ornamentation in 23 Karat Gold, and encased inside an outer box sleeve. As per the Scroll of Ownership , this special edition was otherwise prepared exclusively for presentation to the President of the United States, his cabinet, and selected members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States . The original owners' name is written on the title page of both volumes. Pages are printed on glossy paper, and are in fantastic condition, as well as the color plates. There are 104 pages total in both volumes combined. The leather spine on each volume has a small chip (one volume on the top of the spine, and the other volume, on the bottom), and the outside box casing is quite worn, but as mentioned before, the pages are wonderful, and illustrated with lots of black and white photos as well as color plates. S&H is an additional $10.00 within the continental U.S. International shipping is also available.
Civil War Guns, By William Edwards, Hardcover Book With Dust Jacket, 1978
Civil War Guns by William Edwards, 1978 reprint, published by Castle Books, NJ, Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 9 x 11 1/4 , 444 pages. The complete story of Federal and Confederate small arms, including hundreds of b&w photos. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with very light wear. The pages are in unread condition. S&H is an additional $6.00 within the continental U.S. International shipping is also available.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of Anne Frank Pocket Books, 1972. ISBN 0-671-70761-2. Paperback, 241 pages. Cover has creased corners and some wear to edges. Text pages are clean and firmly bound. Under 1 lb.
Volume featured in the Great Inter-State Fair at Trenton, New Jersey, in the year 1884. Black and white illustrations & maps. Hardback: blue cloth with ornate gilt titles. An abundance of illustrations in this survey of the Revolutionary War. Pages clean and tight with light tanning. Light staining along edges of last 18 or so pages. No reasonable offer refused. Item being sold to raise funds for a $7,000.00 Paradigm insulin pump and other medical expenses and of our senior pastor who is suffering diabetic blindness in his left eye. Our fundraising needs also now include the replacement of our mission chapel in Pennsylvania, destroyed in a fire on Sept. 22, 2008. The press release is available for viewing in this store's 'links' section at the bottom of the store's home page.