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Indian History for Young Folks, Drake, Francis S.
161 Indian History for Young Folks
Drake, Francis S.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1884 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published 1884, with maps and many black and white illustrations throughout. Approximate size of book 7" x 9". Olive green cloth boards with brown decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear to upper rear spine corner. Light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Solid book with sound binding. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 479 pages with index. From the earliest European intercourse with Native Americans to the last of the Indian Wars, this book covers all of the inevitible encroachment of settlers onto North American lands on which the "Indians" once roamed free. 025139

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The Souls of Black Folk, Du Bois, W.E.B.
162 The Souls of Black Folk
Du Bois, W.E.B.
New York Modern Library 2003 0375509119 / 9780375509117 Centennial Edition Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Modern Library edition, first printing of the Centennial Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 17. Clean dove gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torch bearer logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean Bernhard design endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by David Levering Lewis. 268 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new removable archival quality mylar cover. "One hundred years after publication, there is in the entire body of social criticism still no more than a handful of meditations on the promise and failings of democracy in America to rival William Edward Burghardt Du Bois's extraordinary collection of fourteen essays." - from the Introduction by David Levering Lewis 023640

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Children of the Wolf, Duggan, Alfred
163 Children of the Wolf
Duggan, Alfred
New York Coward McCann 1959 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering (unchipped) on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of faint soiling, a few very shallow edge chips, some surface rubbing at front flap fold edge. Still an attractive dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A brilliant narrative of the founding of Rome in novel form. 8vo. Historical Novel. 012907

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The Lady for Ransom, Duggan, Alfred
164 The Lady for Ransom
Duggan, Alfred
New York Weybright and Talley 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean illustrated beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 279 pgs. + 2 pgs. of historical notes. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with faint hint of soiling (no spots or stains). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young man who follows the banner of a great knight and warrior, Roussel de Balliol, during the 11th Century wars against the Seljuk Turks. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012916

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165 The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia
Eden, Matthew
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1979 0-690-01790-1 / 9780690017908 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to extreme upper board edges. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 271 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. T. E. Lawrence died in what the jury decided was a motorcylce accident just eleven weeks after his retirement from the Royal Air Force. But what if Lawrence had been planning to resurrect his old image as the mythic savior of teh Arabs? What if he was plotting with Palestinian and Arab leaders to launch an uprising against the ever-increasing number of Jewish immigrants to the Middle East in 1935? 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009618

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Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People, Edwards, Albert
166 Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People
Edwards, Albert
New York Macmillan 1911 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
"Published, October, 1911" on copyright page, 1911 on title page. Clean red cloth boards with black cecoration, gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 585 pp. with index. Frontis photo portrait of George Washington Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Illustrated with black & white photographs, fold-out map. 019657

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167 Seven Against the Night
Eldridge, Paul
New York/London Thomas Yoseloff 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. 539 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears (1/4" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of seven great men who changed history by waging battle against the forces of darkness--fears, superstitions and prejudice. 8vo. History. 008738

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From the Ranch to the White House - Life of Theodore Roosevelt, Ellis, Edward S.
168 From the Ranch to the White House - Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Ellis, Edward S.
New York Hurst & Company 1906 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Toast brown cloth boards with black, brown and white decoration on cover and spine, brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. (White house decoration at top quarter of cover, with Roosevelt mounted on galloping horse swirling lariat overhead on bottom two-thirds of cover). Small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned with date (1908) on front free endpaper. No other marks. Frontispiece portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. Preface by the author. 308 pages. 024749

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BAREBACK! - One Man's Journey Along the Pony Express Trail, Ellis, Jerry
169 BAREBACK! - One Man's Journey Along the Pony Express Trail
Ellis, Jerry
New York Delacorte Press 1993 0385305869 / 9780385305860 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean beige paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 308 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Very slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's true tale of our country's past as well as it's present as he travels the original Pony Express Trail by foot, horseback, canoe, wagon train and hitchhiking the 2100 miles across western America. 024773

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The Brooks Legend, Ellis, William Donohue
170 The Brooks Legend
Ellis, William Donohue
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1958 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in unclipped jacket. Yellow cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean. Boldly signed and dated on front free endpaper by the author: "Wm. D. Ellis - 1958." 467 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Saul Brooks, an early surgeon -- historical novel of American frontier life during the opening of the nineteenth century and as a picture of medicine and surgery in its primitive beginnings. 023104

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On the Bottom, Ellsberg, Commander Edward
171 On the Bottom
Ellsberg, Commander Edward
New York Literary Guild of America 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Very nice reprint edition. Black pebbled cloth boards with green bubble trail decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny spots of wear at base spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 324 pages. 024027

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The Reckoning, Elman, Richard M.
172 The Reckoning
Elman, Richard M.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Tiny light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several vertical creases to inside front flap, a few tiny surface nicks at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Novel in which the author explores the world of pre-war Eastern European Jewry, on the edge of the Nazi holocaust. 8vo. Fiction. 015194

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Over the Top - by an American Soldier Who Went, Empey, Arthur Guy
173 Over the Top - by an American Soldier Who Went
Empey, Arthur Guy
New York G. P. Putnam's 1918 Forty-sixth impression Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Forty-sixth impression in original scarce dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Clean boards with slight fading to lower corner of spine base. Tiny spot of wear to upper spine edge, tiny pin-head size hole to spine gutter. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Frontis photo of author with tissue guard (tissue guard has some foxing). Pages are clean, with dust-speckling to text block edges. Illustrated with black & white plates, including maps (16 illustrations). 315 pp. Dustjacket is lightly soiled, price of 1.50 on spine, has edge chipping and long closed tears at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020330

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Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship, Ennes, James
174 Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship
Ennes, James
New York Random House Inc 1980 0394505123 / 9780394505121 Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
No edition stated. Very clean black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers. Inscribed and signed by a survivor of the Liberty attack: "For Bob, From a Survivor of the Liberty Attack - Best Wishes, John Heanlough 299 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, has two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula in the Medeterranean Sea. 017770

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The Pageant of the Packets: A Book of American Steamboating, Eskew, Garnett Laidlaw
175 The Pageant of the Packets: A Book of American Steamboating
Eskew, Garnett Laidlaw
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1929 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige/gray cloth boards with dark blue title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but slightly yellowed. Clean decorated endpapers with small previous owner inscription at top of front free endpaper. 311 pgs. illustrated with historical photographs of steamboats from early American History. Page decorations by Nancy Beatty Eskew. 8vo. 013740

Price: 45.00 USD
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Conspiracy of Silence, Eton, Peter an James Leasor
176 Conspiracy of Silence
Eton, Peter an James Leasor
London Angus & Robertson 1960 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean purple cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 239 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, light rubbing, light soiling to rear white panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The fabulous story of World War II's two greatest hidden treasures. 020089

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict, Eyre, James K. Jr.
177 The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict
Eyre, James K. Jr.
Chambersburg, PA The Craft Press, Inc. 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED and dated by author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Signed by author: "James K. Eyre, Jr. - Nov. 15, 1951" on title page. No other marks. 234 pgs. Review of the book enclosed (University of Michigan Quarterly Review). Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, long closed tear at front flap fold, corner price clip at top of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written during the Korean War, this book reveals the history-making conflict between MacArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt during the early days of World War II to Roosevelt's death in 1945. 8vo. History. 016263

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178 The Goblins of Eros
Eyster, Warren
New York Random House 1957 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 370 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Historical Fiction. 011206

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs, Fabb, John
179 The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs
Fabb, John
London / Sydney B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1975 0713429739 / 9780713429732 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 154 historical photographs. Introduction by W. Y. Carman. 128 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few short closed edge tears, price clip to bottom corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024667

Price: 22.00 USD
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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
180 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

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