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American History, General:

Our Western Border in Early Pioneer Days, Containing the True Account of Western Frontier Life and Struggle in the Most Heroic Age of America, by Charles McKnight. Chicago: Educational Company, 1902. 752pp. with engravings. Red cloth, illustrated cover with gilt title. Shelfwear. $50

Civil War titles:

Campaigns of the Civil War, by Walter Geer. NY: Brentano’s, 1926, 1st ed. Illustrated with 33 maps. Bibliography, index. Red cloth. Spine and spine ends worn. Good condition. $50

Death to Traitors: The Story of General Lafayette C. Baker, Lincoln’s Forgotten Secret Service Chief, by Jacob Mogelever. NY: Doubleday, 1960, 1st Am. ed. Illustrated endpapers. VG in VG dust jacket. $45

Rags and Hope: The Memoirs of Val C. Giles, Four Years with Hood’s Brigade, Fourth Texas Infantry, 1861-1865, compiled and edited by Mary Lasswell. NY: Coward-McCann, 1961, 1st ed. Previous owner bookplate on front-facing endpaper, G+ in G+ dust jacket. (Dj chipped, price-clipped, now in Brodart protector.) $65 SOLD

Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870 [sic], by Henry Alexander White. NY: Putnam’s, 1897, 1st ed. This volume is part of the “Heroes of the Nations” series published by Putnam’s. Dark red cloth, gilt dec. on front and spine. Beautiful bookplate on front endpaper. Very nice original copy. $150

Stonewall Jackson, by G. F. B. Henderson, C. B. London, NY, Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1949. 4th printing. Authorized American edition, with index, portraits, maps and plans; introduction by Field Marshall Right Hon. Viscount Wolseley. VG in lightly chipped dj, now in Brodart protector. $40

Other:

The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers, Comprising all of the late and really great achievements won in the exploration of the vast unknown re3gion of equatorial Africa… and solving the great mystery of proving Livingston’s Luabala verily the headwaters of the mighty CONGO…, by Hon. J. T. Headley.  Philadelphia:  Hubbard Bros., 1878.  Dark green clothbound octavo; decorative, illustrated gilt title on spine.  605 pages, with numerous illustrations.  Edges foxed.  Beautiful addition to your travel library.  $85

Across Madagascar, by Olive Murray Chapman.  London: Burrow, n.d. (WWII era).  Map and photographs by the author.  144 pages with index.  Cover poor, text clean.  $20


The American Universal Geography, or, A View of the Present State of All the Empires, Kingdoms, States, & Republics in the Known World & of the United States in Particular, Vol. II, by Jedidiah Morse.  Boston: Isiah Thomas & Ebenezer T. Andrews,  June 1796, 2nd ed. (first pub. 1784).  This is the second volume of a two-part work and covers Europe, Asia and Africa.  Full leather, 692 pp., many maps.  Worn with chipped spine ends.  All original 18th-century binding.  $200 

The Best in Eric Mann’s Travel Report.  NY: Ardlee, 1965, first edition.  Softcover, 172 pages.  Army Specialist training instructor during World War II and, after the war, the first American professor at the University of Paris, Mann had interesting contacts all over the world.  This book takes him from Finland to Japan.  Period advertising.  VG.  $25

But Say It Politely, by Elizabeth Hawes. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951, 1st edition, with dust jacket designed by Charles Cobelle.  Author’s life in the U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix) and decision to return to the fashion business. Clothbound. G+ condition, with slight bumping to spine ends and a small label on front-facing endpaper that reads “To my friends at St. Johns Unitarian-Universalist Church  From Marilla Sweet.” Dust jacket (not price-clipped) is chipped but now in Brodart protector. Nice copy of scarce title. $150

Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom, by Hugh Thomas. NY: Harper & Row, 1971, first U.S. ed. Black cloth, map endpapers; illustrations, maps, tables, detailed index. 1696pp. Good condition with one small puncture in spine binding. Ideal acquisition for the serious amateur historian desirous of knowledge on this timely subject. Priced to sell: $60

Ethiopia, by Jean Doresse.  London:  Elek Books & NY: Putnam’s, 1959.  239 pages, with bibliography, index, numerous illustrations.  $25

Indian Paths of Pennsylvania, by Paul A. W. Wallace. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1965. 227 pp., including indices, with a map on almost every page. Blue cloth, map endpapers, dust jacket illustrated with map.  Very light chipping to spine ends of dj.  VG/VG-.  $40

Lives and Discoveries of Famous Travellers.  The “famous travellers” within these pages are Dr. David Livingstone, Sir Samuel White Baker, Henry M. Stanley and Major Serpa Pinto.  Decorative cloth w/ frontispiece.  Edinburgh:  Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, n.d.  Good.  $35

The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History, trans. from Arabic by Franz Rosenthal.  Three volumes. Bollingen Series XLIII.  NY: Pantheon, 1958.  Critical introduction and annotation; index; plates; biblio- graphy.  Dust jacket spines are sun-darkened, and the jacket spine of Vol. 2 is missing a small piece at the top.  Owner initial stamp on front-facing end- papers.  All three volumes VG/G+.  Set $275 

Norway Through the Stereoscope: Notes on a Journey Through the Land of the Vikings, arranged by M. S. Emery, edited by Julius E. Olson, with introduction by the Hon. Knute Nelson of the U.S. Senate.  NY and London: Underwood & Underwood, 1907.  365 pages plus index.  The slides are missing, but this is an extremely scarce title, and the word pictures alone are irresistible.  VG.  $110

Venetian Life, 2 vols., by William Dean Howells, with illustrations from original water colors. Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. Bound in ivory cloth with gilt titles and decorated endpapers. VG. $150

Pencillings By the Way, by N. P. Willis.  London:  John MaCrone, 1835.  3 vols.  Three-quarters leather, marbled boards.  Notes from travels through Europe, Mediterranean and Near East.  Worn but tight.  $150

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The Picturesque St. Lawrence River: A Souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River from Kingston and Cape Vincent to Morristown and Brockville….  Watertown, NY: Jno. A. Haddock, under the Patronage of the Thousand Island Club of Alexandria Bay, 1896, second edition, revised and corrected.  Clothbound, 256 pages, with index, numerous photographs, foldout map.  Spine ends worn; some dampstaining to edges; front hinge cracked.  $125  SOLD

The Soul of Nigeria, by Isaac O. Delano.  London: T. Werner Laurie, 1937.  First edition, ex-lib.  Clothbound octavo, 252 pages.  $45

Songs of the Tewa, translated by Herbert Joseph Spinden, preceded by an essay on American Indian poetry, with a selection of outstanding compositions from North and South America.  An appendix contains original Tewa texts and explanatory notes.  NY: Published under the auspices of the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, Inc., 1933.  Hardcover first edition.  $80

Story of China and Japan, Embracing their geographical positions, enormous resources, wealth, emperors and courts, etc., etc., Together with a sketch of Corea [sic] and the Coreans [sic], and the causes leading to the Conflict of 1894, by James Hyde Clark, assisted by Chang Wong and K. Tatoni.  Oriental Publishing Company, 1894; printed in Philadelphia.  416pp, with many photographs.  Decorative boards are chipped and worn; original spine cloth has been somewhat clumsily replaced.  Good. $125

Ten Years Old and Under: The Story of a Boyhood in the Old South, by Buckner Magil Randolph.  Boston: Ruth Hill, 1935.  Subtitle is as above on front board; on title page the subtitle reads: The Recollections of a Childhood Spent on a Farm Which Lay in the Battle Ground of the War Between the States, and is Covered by the Period of 1873-1880.  Bound in red cloth with illustrated dust jacket.  Edges foxed; otherwise VG/VG. $50 

Through Swamp and Glade: A Tale of the Seminole War, by Kirk Munroe, illustrated by Victor Perard. NY: Scribner's Sons, 1923 (orig. 1896). 353pp. Historical fiction, based on factual incidents. "The Seminole War, the most protracted struggle with Indians in which the United States ever engaged, lasted from 1835 to 1842." Clothbound, with illustrated front board and spine. Shelfwear and lean, otherwise good, tight copy. $35

Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain, divided into journeys.  Interspersed with useful observations; particularly calculated for the use of those who are desirous of traveling over England and Scotland, by Rev. C. Crutwell.  London: 1891.  Three volumes of 6-vol. work.  Three-quarters leather. $100 for one volume or all for $275 

A Traveller’s Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Báb, translated into English from the original Persian by Edward G. Browne. NY: Baha’i Publishing Committee, 1930. From the preface: “The present edition is a reprint from the plates made by Cambridge University Press for the Publishing Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States and Canada, the English edition having been out of print for many years. It is the understanding of the Committee that the plates are too worn to permit of any further use and also that Cambridge University does not plan to reissue the book in future. The present edition … consequently represents the only source of supply at the present time.” In fact, the work was re-issued in 1975 but remains scarce on the world market. Bound in blue cloth, 447pp including preface, introduction, addenda, corrigenda and index. Binding worn, rear hinge cracked. Some light pencil underlining and notes. Good condition. Rare item. $350

A Teasury of Mexican Folkways: The Customs, Myths, Folklore, Traditions, Beliefs, Fiestas, Dances and Songs of the Mexican People. By Frances Toor, illus. Carlos Merida.  NY: Crown, 1947.  566 pages, with index.  Inscribed by author.  $80

The Whalers of Akutan: An Account of Modern Whaling in the Aleutian Islands, by Knut B. Birkeland.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1926.  First edition.  Green cloth.  VG.  $80

William H. Seward’s Travels Around the World, ed. by Olive Risley Seward.  NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1873.  Blue octavo with gilt title, portrait, globe and decoration on spine and front board.  Numerous wonderful illustrations and maps, along with economic and political information.  VG.  $200

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