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Memoirs Of Francis Atwater Half Century of Recollections of an Unusually Active Life Considerable Space Devoted to the Progress of the City of Meriden and its People, Atwater, Francis
1 Atwater, Francis Memoirs Of Francis Atwater Half Century of Recollections of an Unusually Active Life Considerable Space Devoted to the Progress of the City of Meriden and its People
Meriden, CT Horton Printing Co. 1922 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and edge wear. The spine of the book has ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "An admiring friend has persistently requested me to write an autobiography. The reason given was that I had had such a versatile experience that it should be preserved, not only as being entertaining and instructive, but showing what perseverance, even handicapped by early orphanage and years of ill health, might lead to." "Francis Atwater (1858-1935) was born at Plymouth, Connecticut, the youngest of eight children, of Henry Atwater (d. 1865) and Catherine Fenn Atwater (d. 1863) , and a descendant of David Atwater (d, 1691) , immigrant of 1637. After his father's death, he moved to Meriden Connecticut, to stay with an aunt. He was a printer and a newspaper man. His memoirs are chiefly memoirs of Meridian, Connecticut, and men he has known there. He gives some of his Atwater ancestry but little of his own family. He was the father of at least one son who was drowned in 1900 at age 20." "Meriden was originally part of Wallingford. It was granted a separate meetinghouse in 1727, became a town in 1806 with over 1000 residents, and incorporated as a city in 1867 with just under 9000 residents. It was once proposed as the Connecticut state capital. [3] It was named for the town of Meriden, West Midlands, England, near Birmingham. Popular myth also states that it is named after the Merry Den tavern that may have been located near present-day U. S. Route 5. The oldest house in town still standing, built by Solomon Goffe in 1711, became a museum in 1986, the Solomon Goffe House" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE AS SEEN WITH CAMERA AND PENCIL Embracing Perfect Photographic and Descriptive Representations of the People and the Islands lated Acquired from Spain, including Hawaii and the Philippines: also their material resources and productions..., Bryan, William S. (edited and arranged by) with an introduction by Major-General Joseph Wheeler with special descriptive matter and narratives by Jose de Olivares
2 Bryan, William S. (edited and arranged by) with an introduction by Major-General Joseph Wheeler with special descriptive matter and narratives by Jose de Olivares OUR ISLANDS AND THEIR PEOPLE AS SEEN WITH CAMERA AND PENCIL Embracing Perfect Photographic and Descriptive Representations of the People and the Islands lated Acquired from Spain, including Hawaii and the Philippines: also their material resources and productions...
St. Louis, MO N. D. Thompson Publishing Co. 1988 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Walter B. Townsend 
B&W Illustrations; "Published in twenty-four parts of thirty-two quarto pages each. Superbly Illustrated with more than twelve hundred special photographs, photogravures in colors, and new colored maps." The islands included in this volume (several of which were acquired at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War) are: the Hawaiian Islands, the Philippine Island groups, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Isle of Pines, and Samoa. This work is contained in two large folios which contain numerous black and white photographs, full color photogravure plates and several full color maps. The descriptions of the islands include historic events, topography, geography, agricultural, mineral and other resources, city and country life, and much more. Rust colored cloth covered boards have gilt lettering to the spine and gilt and black lettering and decorations to the front covers of the books. The gilding on the spines of both volumes and on the front cover of volume two has faded and dulled somewhat (it varies - with more dulling to the spines than the cover). There is some bumping to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers along with some edge tearing, light fraying and wear to the cloth at the corners and spine ends. The text blocks of both volumes are clean and bright. With the exception of two pages, the text blocks are clean, bright and fresh. There is one small tear to the bottom of one page in volume two, followed by two pages with spots of discoloration. Volume one has one page which has a long, tear - almost a full page tear - which has been repaired. All plates are present and in very nice clean, bright condition. Overall, a very good to near very good set of this heavy, profusely illustrated work. The photographs (black and white) were taken by Walter B. Townsend. Special descriptive matter and narratives were added by Jose De Olivas. The entire work was introduced by Major-General Joseph Wheeler of the United States Army. Due to the extreme weight of this set, postage will have to be determined at time of ordering. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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Village Year A Sac Prairie Journal, Derleth, August
3 Derleth, August Village Year A Sac Prairie Journal
New York Coward - McCann, Inc. 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Frank Utpatel Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is previous owner's inked name, address and notation on the reverse of the front endpaper. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the half title page by the author. The dust jacket has edge wear, tears, rubbed and nicked spots along with a large chip to the front panel. "Sac Prairie, Wisconsin, is rapidly becoming a place name in American letters, since it has served as the setting for more than a dozen books - novels, short stories, poetry." ; Signed by Author 
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The Salinas Upside Down River, Fisher, Anne B. (Series edited by Hervey Allen)
4 Fisher, Anne B. (Series edited by Hervey Allen) The Salinas Upside Down River
New York Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1941 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Walter K. Fisher 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. "In THE SALINAS, twenty-seventh volume in the Rivers of American series, anne B. Fisher tells the romantic story of the Upside-Down River. Flowing north it waters one of the richest agricultural areas in the world. First settled by the padres and Spanish who lived in feudal luxury in a lush land, the valley grew up around the missions." "Anne Benson Fisher (February 1, 1898 March 5, 1967) was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction whose primary emphasis was California. Her two most significant works were her novel Cathedral in the Sun (1940) and her contribution to the Rivers of America Series, The Salinas: Upside Down River (1945). In 1922 Fisher married Walter Kenrick Fisher. They resided in Pacific Grove, California, and also had a house in Carmel Valley. Fisher moved to Medford, Oregon after her husband's death. Her novel Cathedral in the Sun was based on the lives of the early settlers of the Carmel Valley, James Meadows and Loretta Onesimo de Peralta, who were married in 1842." 
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The Story Of Boston, Gilman, Arthur (M. A. )
5 Gilman, Arthur (M. A. ) The Story Of Boston
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1889 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The spine has several small patches of biopredation (loss of color to the cloth from bugs nibbling the sizing) . The text pages are clean and bright. "The Story of Boston deals with the doings of a community of earnest men who for eightscore years had no considerable interests except those connected with politics and religion. For the whole of the earlier period of their history they gave themselves with all the force of their nature to such subjects as these." 
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Memoirs Of An American Lady, With Sketches Of Manners And Scenery In America As They Existed Previous To The Revolution, Grant, Mrs. (Anne)
6 Grant, Mrs. (Anne) Memoirs Of An American Lady, With Sketches Of Manners And Scenery In America As They Existed Previous To The Revolution
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1846 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ 
This book is in Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing, bumping and some fraying / cloth loss to corners, and edges. The spine ends have bits chipped off and loss of cloth along the spine joints. The text pages are generally clean, though there are noticeable spots of foxing throughout, especially the endpapers. There are two previous owner's names on the title page and the rear endpaper has a faintly lettered (pencil? ) poem added (from Anonymous). The front endpaper has been excised roughly. There is some rough cut paper showing underneath the rear endpaper - possibly some of the rear hinge that wasn't cut cleanly. Born in Glasgow to British military officer Duncan Macvicar, Anne mainly grew up in and around Albany, New York, where her father was stationed. Eventually, her father received a grant of land in Vermont, which he began expanding with the intention of settling the family down permanently. However, he fell ill and decided to return to Scotland temporarily in 1768. Shortly after their departure, the American Revolution began, and they never returned, their land being seized by the colonials." "Her next major work was her largest success though. Memoirs of an American Lady told her tales of growing up in pre-revolution America and her life with the Schuyler family in Albany who helped raise and educate her. One of her final large pieces of work was Eighteen Hundred and Thirteen, a lengthy poem about the prospects of a prosperous century for Great Britain." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Spanish Pioneeers, Lummis, Charles F.
7 Lummis, Charles F. The Spanish Pioneeers
Chicago, IL A. C. McClurg & Company 1893 7th Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The spine joints have some rubbing and beginning fraying, as do the corners of the book covers. The top rear book cover has a patch of light water marking. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have patches of toning. This copy includes a signed inscription by the author on the front endpaper. "Charles Fletcher Lummis (March 1, 1859, in Lynn, Massachusetts November 24, 1928, in Los Angeles, California) was a United States journalist and an activist for Indian rights and historic preservation. A traveler in the American Southwest, he settled in Los Angeles, California, where he also became known as a historian, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, poet and librarian...In 1884, Lummis was working for a newspaper in Cincinnati and was offered a job with the Los Angeles Times. At that time, Los Angeles had a population of only 12,000. Lummis decided to make the 3,500-mile journey from Cincinnati to Los Angeles on foot, taking 143 days, all the while sending weekly dispatches to the paper chronicling his trip. One of his dispatches chronicled his meeting and interview with famed outlaw Frank James. The trip began in September and lasted through the winter. Lummis suffered a broken arm and struggled in the heavy winter snows of New Mexico. He became enamored with the American Southwest and its Spanish and Native American inhabitants. Several years later, he published his account of this journey in A Tramp Across the Continent (1892) "; Signed by Author 
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Social Life in Old Virginia Before the War, Page, Thomas Nelson
8 Page, Thomas Nelson Social Life in Old Virginia Before the War
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1897 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by The Misses Cowles 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition. The cover decorations are by Margaret Armstrong. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have some spots of foxing. There is a previous owner's inked notation on the front endpaper. Illustrated with 24 black and white illustrations by the Misses Cowles. "No one can be more fully aware of the shortcomings of this brief sketch of Social Life in the South before the War than is the writer. Its slightness might readily have excused it from republication." 
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The Story Of America Containing the Romantic Incidents of History, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time, Peattie, Elia W.
9 Peattie, Elia W. The Story Of America Containing the Romantic Incidents of History, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time
Chicago, IL Mid-Continent Publishing Company 1889 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good 
B&W Illustrations; Full leather binding. This book is in Good condition (it would be Very Good+ if not for a need for rebacking) , and was issued without a dust jacket. The leather covered boards are in generally clean, solid condition, with the exception of large chips removed from the top and bottom spine ends. There is some light rubbing an d wear to the corners of the book covers and a three inch long tear to the leather top rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white plates. "Elia Wilkinson Peattie (January 15, 1862 July 12, 1935) was an American author, journalist and critic. " "She stopped attending school when she was fourteen, but kept up a reading habit. In 1883 she married Robert Burns Peattie, a Chicago journalist. She began writing short stories for newspapers, and in 1886 became a reporter with the Chicago Tribune and subsequently the Chicago Daily News. In 1888 the family moved to Omaha after Peattie and her husband accepted jobs at the Omaha Daily Herald. When Gilbert Hitchcock bought the Daily Herald and combined it into the Omaha World-Herald Peattie became chief editorial writer for the paper. Peattie wrote over 800 columns, editorials, and stories in the World-Herald offering a voice to frontier women. Peattie did not limit her articles to societal pieces and was active in political discourse. A supporter of orphanages, charity hospitals, and the need for shelters she also took a hard line and was outspoken in her opposition of capital punishment, lynching, and the Wounded Knee Massacre." "In 1888 she was commissioned by Chicago publishers to write a young people's history of the United States, and wrote the seven-hundred page The Story of America in four months. Her novel The Judge won a $900 prize from the Detroit Free Press in 1889, and was subsequently published in book form. Later in 1889 the Northern Pacific Railroad employed her to visit and report on Alaska: A Trip through Wonderland became a popular guide-book. With Scrip and Staff (1891) was a story of the children's crusade. Some time after 1890, Peattie befriended fellow writer Kate McPhelim Cleary while both were living in Nebraska. The two bonded over their financial, health, and family concerns." 
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History Of The United States In Words Of One Syllable, Pierson, Helen W.
10 Pierson, Helen W. History Of The United States In Words Of One Syllable
New York George Routledge & Sons 1889 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing and loss of paper and cardboard to the edges of the book covers. The front and rear covers of the book have illustrated pastdowns. The spine ends have some beginning fraying and edge wear. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The edges of the text block have been marked with light pencil and ink scribbles. The endpapers have cracking at the inner hinges, especially the rear inner hinge. There are several lightly penciled notations by former owners on the free pages. Supposedly written with words of one syllable, some words had to be "modified" with hyphens to fit the description; such as Wash-ing-ton (George). The book is a snapshot of the feelings and morays of the time. 
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Years of Struggle: The Farm Diary of Elmer G. Powers 1931-1936, Powers, Elmer G. (coedited by H. Roger Grant and L. Edward Purcell)
11 Powers, Elmer G. (coedited by H. Roger Grant and L. Edward Purcell) Years of Struggle: The Farm Diary of Elmer G. Powers 1931-1936
Ames, IA Iowa State University Press 1976 0813806003 / 9780813806006 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of some light fading to the front spine joint and some ground-in dirt to the rear panel. "If it were not for his remarkable diary, Elmer G. Powers would have been long forgotten, save by the members of his family. Powers was an Iowa farmer eking out an existence during the depression and drought of the 1930s. The most important things in his life were the land, his family, and his church.Every day for eleven years he sat down to write about the crops, his livestock, the weather, his neighbors, the family's activities, and his views on political and social issues of the day." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Sequatchie A Story of the Southern Cumberlands, Raulston, Leonard and James W. Livingood
12 Raulston, Leonard and James W. Livingood Sequatchie A Story of the Southern Cumberlands
Knoxville, TN University of Tennessee Press 1980 4th Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and several small nick / tears with some associated wrinkling. "Here is the colorful grassroots history of the Sequatchie Valley region, an area of singular beauty in the Southern Cumberlands that has played host to a succession of pioneer peoples. Archaic Indians roamed the region long before the emergence of civilizations in the Nile and Euphrates valleys. De Soto rested here on his way to discover the Mississippi river." 
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The Spanish Town Papers Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence, Robertson, E. Arnot
13 Robertson, E. Arnot The Spanish Town Papers Some Sidelights on the American War of Independence
New york Macmillan Company 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book is in mostly clean condition but does have some wear to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has an inch long edge tear to the front top edge of the dust jacket and two smaller, wrinkled and edge worn tears to the top rear edge of the dust jacket. There is some light rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends of the dust jacket as well. The reverse of the bottom front flap joint of the dust jacket has a small strip of masking tape which has discolored the paper a bit. "By the purest chance of survival their names have come down to us - Just for a moment or two, as these papers are brought into the light of today their names become like a gleam of sunlight reflected from the window of a house, far away across a frontier which cannot be enfranchised. We know that men and women more or less like ourselves once bore these names, felt cold and hunger, were happy or unhappy in love, went bravely or meanly or cruelly about the world, barred to all but our sympathy by the barrier of time. More we cannot know. The Spanish Town Papers are crumbling, worm-eaten documents that were removed from captured American ships and impounded by the British during the Revolutionary Wawr. For almost two hundred years this extraordinary varied cache of old sailing-ship documents has been neglected and left to moulder in Kingston, Jamaica. there are letters of love, hate and cozenage, a peculiar note from young Horatio Nelson, a remarkable Clearance Paper signed by George Washington, and Log Books full of the art, trade and traffic of the sea." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Tales of Our New Possessions: The Philippines, Van Bergen, R.
14 Van Bergen, R. Tales of Our New Possessions: The Philippines
San Francisco, CA The Whitaker & Ray Company 1900 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light ground-in dirt to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "This book is intended for an historical reader. It treats of the stirring events that reached a climax in Dewey's matchless victory. The reader starts on a most delightful voyage to the Philippines." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Our Wonderful Progress The World's Triumphant Knowledge and Works..., White, Trumbull (edited by)
15 White, Trumbull (edited by) Our Wonderful Progress The World's Triumphant Knowledge and Works...
Springfield, MA Hampden Publishing Co. 1902 Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, joints and corners have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The rear cover has a patch of fading by the spine joint. The gilding on the spine has dulled noticeably. The text pages are clean and bright. The marbled endpapers have some spots of rubbing. There is a spot on the front endpapers where the papers have lifted, leaving a bare patch. The text pages are illustrated with black and white illustrations and photographs. "A vast treasury and compendium of the achievements of man and the works of nature - five comprehensive books in one volume." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Colonial Williamsburg Official Guidebook & Map, Williamsburg, Virginia
16 Williamsburg, Virginia Colonial Williamsburg Official Guidebook & Map
Williamsburg, VA Colonial Williamsbug 1972 7th Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. Included is a laid-in map of the village. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is a light crease to the top front corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum and private foundation presenting part of a historic district in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Colonial Williamsburg's 301-acre (122 ha) Historic Area includes buildings from the eighteenth century (during part of which the city was the capital of Colonial Virginia) , as well as 17th-century, 19th-century, Colonial Revival structures and more recent reconstructions. The Historic Area is an interpretation of a colonial American city, with exhibits of dozens of restored or re-created buildings related to its colonial and American Revolutionary War history. [citation needed] Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area's combination of restoration and re-creation of parts of the colonial town's three main thoroughfares and their connecting side streets attempts to suggest the atmosphere and the circumstances of 18th-century Americans. Colonial Williamsburg's motto has been "That the future may learn from the past"." 
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Bandelier National Monument (new Mexico), Wing, Kittridge A.
17 Wing, Kittridge A. Bandelier National Monument (new Mexico)
Washington, DC United States Department of the Interior 1957 Reprint Booklet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some ground-in dirt and rubbed spots to the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677-acre (13,629 ha) United States National Monument near Los Alamos in Sandoval and Los Alamos Counties, New Mexico. The monument preserves the homes and territory of the Ancestral Puebloans of a later era in the Southwest. Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, dating between 1150 and 1600 AD. The Monument is 50 square miles (130 km2) of the Pajarito Plateau, on the slopes of the Jemez Volcanic field in the Jemez Mountains. Over 70% of the Monument is wilderness, with over one mile elevation change, from about 5,000 feet (1,500 m) along the Rio Grande to over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) at the peak of Cerro Grande on the rim of the Valles Caldera, providing for a wide range of life zones and wildlife habitats." 
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The Salinas Upside Down River, Fisher, Anne B. (Series edited by Hervey Allen)
The Salinas Upside Down River

The Story Of America Containing the Romantic Incidents of History, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time, Peattie, Elia W.
The Story Of America Containing the Romantic Incidents of History, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time

Bandelier National Monument (new Mexico), Wing, Kittridge A.
Bandelier National Monument (new Mexico)

 
 
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