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SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE ALCOHOL PROBLEM ON THE ALASKAN NORTH SLOPE

By: Klausner, Samuel Z.; Foulks, Edward F.; Moore, Mark H

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: Center for Research on the Acts of Man, 1980.: 1980.

Seller ID: 28814

Condition: Very good


Philadelphia, PA: Center for Research on the Acts of Man, 1980.. 1980.. Very good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed wrappers. The binding is lightly soiled with the edges of the wraps slightly darkened. The head of the spine is chipped. Title, xi, [ii] & 309 mechanically reproduced pages. Illustrated with tables, diagrams & drawings in black & white. Very good. A study of social and cultural dislocation among the native population of the Alaskan North Slope caused by exploratory oil and gas drilling and how this dislocation has been accompanied by ... View more info

TURN THAT DAMNED THING OFF: An irreverent look at TV's impact on the American scene

By: Klavan, Gene

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1972).: (1972).

Seller ID: 27769

Condition: Very good


Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1972).. (1972).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. There is some minor soiling to the dust jacket. There is a short tear to the bottom edge of its front panel & a light crease to its rear flap. [ix] & 227 pages. There is a light ink mark to the fore-edge. Very good. A critique of radio, television and the recording industry from the host of a popular early-morning radio show. Dust jacket present. View more info

WE DIE AT DAWN: The true to life story of America's No. 1 radio team, or No. 2, or No. 3,Klavan and Finch

By: Klavan, Gene

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964.: 1964.

Seller ID: 30859

Condition: Good


Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964.. 1964.. Good. - Octavo, light tan cloth in a pictorial dust wrapper. The head of the spine is lightly creased & there are 2 tiny white marks to the rear cover. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with some rippling to its rear panel. There is light creasing to the top & bottom edges of the jacket. xii & 172 pages. There is a piece of tape adhering to the top corner of the front endpaper. There is minor foxing to the front edge of page 8. Good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

PRISONERS OF PROGRESS: American Industrial Cities, 1850-1920

By: Klein, Maury; and Kantor, Harvey A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. / London: Collier Macmillan Publishers, (1976).: (1976).

Seller ID: 21966

ISBN: 0025638807

Condition: Very good


New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc. / London: Collier Macmillan Publishers, (1976).. (1976).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. There is some minor foxing to the top edge of the front cover & the head of the spine. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with light creasing to the head of its spine & with the top edges of the flaps slightly darkened. xvii, [i], [1] leaf & 457 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a near fine dust wrapper. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

DIARY LETTERS: A MISSIONARY TRIP THROUGH THE WEST INDIES AND TO SOUTH AMERICA

By: Knapp, Mrs. M. W

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio: God's Revivalist Office, [circa 1918].: [circa 1918].

Seller ID: 32002

Condition: Good


Cincinnati, Ohio: God's Revivalist Office, [circa 1918].. [circa 1918].. Good. - Octavo, softcovers. Bound in pictorial stiff gray wraps backed with a black cloth spine. The covers are titled and illustrated in dark blue. The covers are creased, rubbed and soiled with some minor chips to the front edge of the front cover. 302 pages, illustrated with 34 plates. There is an inscription penned in ink by a previous owner of the front endpaper. Good. View more info

BIBLIOTECA AMERICANA: Catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library in Brown University. Short-Title List of Additions Books Printed 1471-1700

By: Kramer, Ilse E.; compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 1973.: 1973.

Seller ID: 6044

Condition: Very good


Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 1973.. 1973.. Very good. - Quarto, black cloth titled in silver. 67 pp. Ex-library with the usual markings, else very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

Image for JOURNAL OF THE SECOND ESOPUS WAR: by Capt. Martin Kregier. With an account of the Massacre at Wildwyck, (now Kingston,) And the names of those killed, wounded, and taken prisoners, by the Indians on that occasion. 1663. Translated from the original Dutch MS.

JOURNAL OF THE SECOND ESOPUS WAR: by Capt. Martin Kregier. With an account of the Massacre at Wildwyck, (now Kingston,) And the names of those killed, wounded, and taken prisoners, by the Indians on that occasion. 1663. Translated from the original Dutch MS.

By: Kregier, Capt. Martin.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., [1851].: [1851].

Seller ID: 35963


- Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide. Softcover, bound in plain white wrappers with the title penned in black on the front cover. The covers are soiled and creased along the edges and corners with some chipping to the front edges. 36 pages consisting of the title and pages [29] through 62. The pages are darkened, particularly along the edges, with some occasional foxing. Extracted from "The Documentary History of the State of New York: Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State" Volume 4, Number 4.This journal is a report and description ... View more info

NEALE BOOKS: An Annotated Bibliography

By: Krick, Robert K

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1977.: 1977.

Seller ID: 5903

Condition: Fine


Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1977.. 1977.. Fine. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt. 234 pp. Illustrated with B&W facsimile title pages. A bit dusty, else a near fine copy. First edition. First Edition. View more info

Image for LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, Transmitting Report of the surveyor of New Mexico on private land claim Los Padillas, no. 146. January 4, 1888.

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, Transmitting Report of the surveyor of New Mexico on private land claim Los Padillas, no. 146. January 4, 1888.

By: Lamar, L. Q. C.; Secretary of the Interior; et al.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office], circa [1888].: [1888].

Seller ID: 94597

Condition: Fair


- Octavo, softcover, removed, disbound. 52 pages. Illustrated with a folding black-and-white map. The 2 halves of the pamphlet & the last page are detached. There is a small area of dampstaining to the front edges of a number of front & rear leaves. Good working copy. First edition.The report, which was ordered to be printed and referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, includes a number of documents in Spanish which are accompanied by English translations. First Edition. View more info

BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DURING ITS FIRST CENTURY. From Original and Official Sources.

By: Lanman, Charles.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: James Anglim Publisher, 1876.: 1876.

Seller ID: 94477

Condition: Very good


- Thick octavo [10-3/8 inches high by 7 inches wide], three quarter brown calf & marbled boards titled in gilt between gilt-decorated raised bands on the spine. Marbled edges & endpapers. The binding is rubbed & scuffed, 675 pages. The contents are in near fine condition. Very good. First edition.In addition to the biographical annals, there is a section of "Tabular Records" on many subjects, among them the Declaration of Independence and its signers, the Constitution, the United States Naval Observatory, the National Mint and Justices of the Supreme Court. First Edition. View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN LAWYER AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ROBERT LANSING TURNING DOWN AN INVITATION TO A DINNER IN HIS HONOR.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN LAWYER AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ROBERT LANSING TURNING DOWN AN INVITATION TO A DINNER IN HIS HONOR.

By: Lansing, Robert. (1864-1928). American lawyer and Conservative Democratic politician who served as Secretary of State during World War I (1915-1920).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: April 27, 1921.: 1921.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36449

Condition: Very good


- Typed letter filling most of a sheet of his law firm's 11 inch high by 8-3/8 inch wide letterhead. Signed "Robert Lansing". The edges of the letter are slightly darkened with some light creasing & there is a tiny stain to the right margin. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Lansing writes to Homer Pond who worked for a time in the offices of the Pond Lecture Bureau regretting that he cannot accept an invitation from the National Arts Club to attend a dinner in his honor as his doctor has banned him from undertaking any public speaking. "By direction of my physician, I have be... View more info

HISTORIC HOUSES OF EARLY AMERICA

By: Lathrop, Elise

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1927.: 1927.

Seller ID: 23727

Condition: Good


NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1927.. 1927.. Good. - Small quarto, 11-1/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in green cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover. The covers are quite rubbed, bumped and stained. xv & 464 pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece & numerous illustrations and plates. There is some minor soiling to the verso of the frontispiece. Good. First edition.Histories of early American houses and the stories attached to them and their inhabitants. First Edition. View more info

THROUGH OUR UNKNOWN SOUTHWEST: The Wonderland of the United States--Little Known and Unappreciated--The Home of the Cliff Dweller and the Hopi, the Forest Ranger and the Navajo--the Lure of the Painted Desert

By: Laut, Agnes C

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY: Robert McBride & Company, 1921.: 1921.

Seller ID: 2199

Condition: Very good


NY: Robert McBride & Company, 1921.. 1921.. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt with vignette stamped in gilt within gilt frame on front cover. The covers are lightly bumped with stains to the rear cover. The spine is faded with small stains. [viii], xxx & 271 pp. There is an owner's ink inscription on the front endpaper. B&W frontispiece & 31 B&W plates. Very good internally. Fourth printing. View more info

BENT'S FORT

By: Lavender, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954.: 1954.

Seller ID: 3095

Condition: Very good


Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954.. 1954.. Very good. - Octavo, rust brown cloth titled in green, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, rubbed & chipped. 450 pages. Green & white endpaper maps. Very good. First edition."The Bent brothers...formed the vanguard of American expansion to the West. Bent's fort -- their great adobe castle on the banks of the Arkansas -- was the focal point of expansion and exploration, of diplomacy among three ambitious nations: the United States, Texas, and Mexico, and of trade with Santa Fe, Taos, and the [Native Americans]... View more info

UNITED STATES ATLASES: A List of National, State, County, City, and Regional Atlases in the Library of Congress. Together with: UNITED STATES ATLASES: A Catalog of National, State, County, City, and Regional Atlases in the Library of Congress and Cooperating Libraries. 2 volumes in 1

By: Le Gear, Clara Egli; compiler

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Fine Books, n.d. [1988].: n.d. [1988].

Seller ID: 6214

Condition: Fine


Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Fine Books, n.d. [1988].. n.d. [1988].. Fine. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt. Slightly dusty. viii & 445 pp.; and xiii & 301 pp. Near fine. Reprint, limited to 150 copies, of the Library of Congress Reference Department edition of 1950-53. View more info

Image for LEEDS, 1713. THE AMERICAN ALMANACK ... Fitted to the Latitude of 40 Degrees, and a Meridian of five hours West from London, but may, without sensible error, serve all the adjacent places, even from Newfound-Land to Carolina. By Daniel Leeds, Philomat.

LEEDS, 1713. THE AMERICAN ALMANACK ... Fitted to the Latitude of 40 Degrees, and a Meridian of five hours West from London, but may, without sensible error, serve all the adjacent places, even from Newfound-Land to Carolina. By Daniel Leeds, Philomat.

By: Leeds, Daniel (1652-1720).

Price: $750.00

Publisher: [New York], probably before [1889].: [1889].

Seller ID: 35016

Condition: Very good


[New York], probably before [1889].. [1889].. Very good. - Octavo, 7 inches high by 4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed stitched self-wraps. 24 pages on buff paper, including the cover pages. The almanac is illustrated with a textual woodcut entitled "The Anatomy of Mans Body, as govern'd by the 12 Constellations". Six pages were printed at an angle, as issued, resulting in minor loss of text on two pages. The corners are creased with occasional minor flaws throughout. Very good. A RARE 19th Century facsimile of this 1713 almanac, the last one authored by Daniel Leeds. His so... View more info

PEDRO MARTÍNEZ: A MEXICAN PEASANT AND HIS FAMILY

By: Lewis, Oscar

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY: Random House, 1964.: 1964.

Seller ID: 2138

Condition: Very good


NY: Random House, 1964.. 1964.. Very good. - 8vo, red cloth backed black cloth (slightly rubbed & bumped) titled in gilt stamped in blind on front board. vii & 507 pp. Illustrated by Alberto Beltrán. Very good. View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JOHN V. LINDSAY as MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY,   thanking Manhattan City Center Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JOHN V. LINDSAY as MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY, thanking Manhattan City Center Producer JEAN DALRYMPLE.

By: Lindsay, John V. (1921-2000). U.S. Congressman (1959-1965) and Mayor of New York City (1966-1973).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, November 1. 1973.: 1973.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36873

Condition: Fine


- Approximately 50 words typed on 8-1/4 inch high by 5-1/4 inch wide "The City of New York / Office of the Mayor" stationery with the City's seal embossed in gilt at the top. "Just a brief 'thank you' for your great contribution to City Center's 30th Anniversary Fanfare Gala...." Signed "John". Folded twice for mailing. Fine, with the original mailing envelope. John Vliet Lindsay [1921-2000] was an American politician, lawyer and broadcaster. He was a U.S. Congressman from New York from 1959 to 1965 and Mayor of New York City from 1966-1973. In 1971 he switched from ... View more info

Image for PORTRAIT SKETCH OF FASCINATING  "AFRICAN BLACK JEW" IMPOSTOR BATA LOBAGOLA INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM.

PORTRAIT SKETCH OF FASCINATING "AFRICAN BLACK JEW" IMPOSTOR BATA LOBAGOLA INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM.

By: LoBagola, Bata. (1877-1947). Born Joseph Lee in Baltimore, LoBagola posed as a "Black Jew" from Africa, regaling audiences with pseudo-biographical stories.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: March 28th, 1930.: 1930.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36658

Condition: Very good


- Blue pencil sketch of Bata LoBagola signed "Halpern / 1930" on a 7-3/8 inch high by 3-1/2 inch piece of card . Inscribed and signed across the base of the portrait: "Most sincerely yours / Bata Kindai Amgoza ibn LoBagola / March 28th / 1930". The bottom edge of the card is lightly creased and there is a glue stain across he top edge of the verso where the card has been removed from an album. Very good. Bata Kindai Amgoza ibn LoBagola [1877-1947] was born Joseph Lee in Baltimore. This fascinating impostor claimed to be a black Jew from Africa. He is described in a tour brochur... View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER SIGNED with an AUTOGRAPH NOTE. A diatribe against the news media accusing the New York press of being "socialist and bolshevist propagandists" by President Hoover's friend, the right wing journalist George Lockwood Browning.

TYPED LETTER SIGNED with an AUTOGRAPH NOTE. A diatribe against the news media accusing the New York press of being "socialist and bolshevist propagandists" by President Hoover's friend, the right wing journalist George Lockwood Browning.

By: Lockwood, George Browning (1872-1932).

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., January 21, 1931.: 1931.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35084

Condition: Good


- Over 650 words typed on two pages of 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide "National Republic" stationery. In his letter to Robert Caldwell Patton, the editor of "The Patriotic Digest", Lockwood foreshadows current politically charged criticism of the Press. He bemoans the "unfriendly attitude of the New York daily press toward enemies of revolutionary communism..." paraphrasing Samuel Gompers in stating that "the metropolitan press is worm-eaten with bolshevist propagandists and immature editors and reporters susceptible to the blandishments of anti-American influences... View more info