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Knots Untied:  or, Ways and By-ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives, American Craft Council; Mintz, Sidney W. ; Weaver, William Woys; Evans, Meryl
1 Knots Untied: or, Ways and By-ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives
American Craft Council; Mintz, Sidney W. ; Weaver, William Woys; Evans, Meryl

J.B. Burr and Hyde 1871, First Edition. Good; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Hartford, CT; 665 pages, bound in brown cloth with gilt design & lettering. 30 illustrations.71 biographical section (author unattributed). Contents include: The Gambler's Wax Finger; Payne and the Counterfeiters; the Genealogical Swindlers; The Borrowed Diamond Rings; A Sorceress' Tick -- How She Was Caught; A Forced Marriage Scheme Defeated; William Roberts and HIs Forgeries; Col. Novena, Prince of Confidence Men; and much more. According to the biography, McWatters appears to have been quite a character, having dabbled in law, and later a career in law enforcement at the Metropolitan Police Force in New York, and later in detective work, as well as affiliations with actors and theatre life. McWatters is also the author of Detectives of Europe and America : or, Life in the Secret Service; The Gambler's Wax Finger and Other Startling Detective Experiences; Forgers and Confidence Men, or, The Secrets of the Detective Service Divulged. The book has a solid binding, but is just starting at top of front endpapers. Cover rather faded and worn at corners; fraying at spine ends. Gilt of spine quite faded. Endpapers & preliminaries are lightly soiled & foxed; interior pages overall clean with no presence of foxing. 28930 
Price: 67.50 USD
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Scribner's Magazine: Volumes 1 & 2, January-June 1887 and July-December 1887., Burlingame, Edward (editor)
2 Scribner's Magazine: Volumes 1 & 2, January-June 1887 and July-December 1887.
Burlingame, Edward (editor)

Charles Scribner's Sons 1887, Very Good+; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; First 12 issues of Scribner's Magazine, bound in 2 volumes. 768 pages. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering & design; bevelled edges. Very clean, tight with only a hint of edge wear. Pages clean, bright and unmarked. Endpapers show minor foxing, some rippling. Contents include entries by Bret Harte, Henry M. Field, Sarah Orne Jewett, Rebecca Harding Davis, Joel Chandler Harris, William James, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Nelson Page, Andrew Lang, Percival Lowell, and many more. 29249 
Price: 67.50 USD
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Cottage Girl; or a Brief Sketch of the Life and Early Death of Miss Olivia Whitehead, a Convert at the Age of Four Years, Cooley, Timothy M.
3 Cottage Girl; or a Brief Sketch of the Life and Early Death of Miss Olivia Whitehead, a Convert at the Age of Four Years
Cooley, Timothy M.

Massachusetts Sabbath School Society 1860, Very Good; Hardcover; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 52 pages, bound in embossed cloth. Cloth cover clean; firmly bound; heavily faded purple. Interior clean, bright; gift notation on front endpaper, dated 1864. A nice sample of this somewhat scarce book. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27371 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant; Improved and Enlarged. Being a Practical System of Arithmetic Adapted to the United States., Daboll, Nathan
4 Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant; Improved and Enlarged. Being a Practical System of Arithmetic Adapted to the United States.
Daboll, Nathan

Samuel Green 1816, Revised Edition. Good; Hardcover; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; New London, CT; Leatherbound in full calf; 240 pages. Eighth edition, revised. Binding adequate, though cords are visible at title page. Leather well worn & scuffed; chipped at head and edge of spine; boards flared out at fore-edge. All pages present and intact; bright & legible; browned on edges but no signs of foxing. Previous owner's name (Trumon or Freemon Jones), and notation, written on first two pages. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 26982 
Price: 18.90 USD
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Sentries Along the Shore, De Wire, Elinor
5 Sentries Along the Shore
De Wire, Elinor
0965731316 / 9780965731317
Sentinel Publications (CT) 1997, Signed by Author Fine; Softcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; SIGNED by author De Wire. Crisp, clean, unmarked.; Signed by Author 29410 
Price: 16.20 USD
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The American Clock: A Comprehensive Pictorial Survey, 1723-1900, with a Listing of 6153 Clockmakers, Distin, William H.; Bishop, Robert
6 The American Clock: A Comprehensive Pictorial Survey, 1723-1900, with a Listing of 6153 Clockmakers
Distin, William H.; Bishop, Robert
0517413590 / 9780517413593
Bonanza Books 1983, Reprint. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 359 pages; 361 clocks illustrated and described; list of clockmakers. About Fine book in Near Fine jacket (light rubbing head of spine). Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 28344 
Price: 27.00 USD
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The Winston Readers First Reader, Firman, Sidney G. & Ethel H. Maltby
7 The Winston Readers First Reader
Firman, Sidney G. & Ethel H. Maltby

John C. Winston 1918, -. Illustrated by Frederick Richardson. Good+; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 134 pages, bound in green cloth with green, black & brown stamped design; green pictorial endpapers. Color illustrations throughout. Firmly bound book with chipping & fraying to spine ends, corners. Lettering and design bright & intact. Interior shows light finger soil in margin of many pages. Previous owner's name at top of title page. 26 stories including: The Fox and His Bag, The Three Goats, The Clouds, The Dog and the Cock, The Dandelion, Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse, The Clever Mouse, Evening Red and Morning Gray, The Little Porridge Pot, A Little Boy's Dream, Finding the Stars, Peter Rabbit, How Many Days? and more. A bright nicely preserved copy of this Winston Reader. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 26917 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Woman on the American Frontier : A Valuble and Authentic History of the Heroism, Adventures, Privations, Captivities, Trials and Noble Lives and Deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic"., Fowler , William W.
8 Woman on the American Frontier : A Valuble and Authentic History of the Heroism, Adventures, Privations, Captivities, Trials and Noble Lives and Deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic".
Fowler , William W.

S. S. Scranton & Co. 1881, Very Good-; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 527 pages, bound in green cloth; gilt stamped design; bevelled edges. Illustrated with 16 engravings. Shallow fraying at ends of spine, corner tips. Binding quite firm; hinges sound. Light scuffing on cover. Foxing on tissue guard and two preliminary pages; otherwise pages quite clean, bright. Previous owner's name written on blank flypage dated 1872, which is inconsistent with the date of publication (1881). A sampling of contents includes: Woman as Pioneer, Face to Face with the Indians, Mrs. Manning's Home in Montana, Female Emigrants on the Plains, Woman's Work in Floods and Storms, the Pioneer Army, Lost in a Snowstorm, A Legend of the Connecticut, Early Pioneers -- Women's Adventures and Heroism, Voyaging up the Kennebec, Sleeping in a Birch Bark Canoe, On the Indian Trail, Seige of Bryant's Station, Widows of Innis Station, Captive Scouts -- Heroines of the Mohawk Valley, Patriot Women of the Revolution, Women in the Army, Women as Missionary to the Indian, Women as Educator on the Frontier, and so much more. 29250 
Price: 67.50 USD
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The History of the Corporate Seals, Gardiner, Lansdale D.; Charles L. Terry III and Rodney Armstrong
9 The History of the Corporate Seals
Gardiner, Lansdale D.; Charles L. Terry III and Rodney Armstrong

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America 1999, Fine; Hardcover; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; [55] pages, bound in blue cloth with paper title label on front. History of the 50 state corporate seals with photos of embroidered seals and attribution. Crisp, clean, tight and unmarked. 28589 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Webster's Condensed Dictionary.  A Condensed Dictionary of the English Language with Copious Etymological Derivations, [ . . . ],  Chiefly Derived from the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster, Gardner, Dorsey; Webster, Noah; Porter, Noah
10 Webster's Condensed Dictionary. A Condensed Dictionary of the English Language with Copious Etymological Derivations, [ . . . ], Chiefly Derived from the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster
Gardner, Dorsey; Webster, Noah; Porter, Noah

American Book Company 1884, First Edition. Very Good; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Condensed dictionary, derived from Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. Over 1500 illustrations. 794 pages. bound in dark green cloth with red & black stamped design, gilt lettering; marbled edges. Probable first edition, as 1884 is the first date for this publication in any worldcat holdings. Square binding, solid, but cords visible at preface page. Clean cover, slightly darkened cloth; gilt very bright and intact. Minor scuffing and a spot or two of discoloration. Light to moderate wear to extremities -- ends of spine show minor fraying; very tips of corners softened. Interior clean, bright, free of names or markings. Endpapers toned & lightly soiled; internals show light toning on margins, light scattered foxing. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27123 
Price: 135.00 USD
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Forests and Men, Greeley, William B.
11 Forests and Men
Greeley, William B.

Doubleday & Company 1951, First Edition. Signed by Author Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; SIGNED by author William B. Greeley. Near Fine Book (hint of rubbing) in Good jacket with two tears and moderate rubbing on edges. ; Signed by Author 29302 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 Christmas: An American Annual of Christmas Literature and Art; 28 Issues, Volumes 9 to 37, 1939 to 1967 (missing only Vol. 23, 1953).
Haugan, Randolph E., (editor).

Augsburg Publishing 1939, Second Edition. Very Good+; Softcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 28 issues of Christmas magazine, Beautifully illustrated, with songs, poems, short stories, and photographs celebrating the traditions of Christmas practiced throughout the world. Each issue has a featured illustration printed on thick stock (for those that wish to remove it). All issues are complete and in most are Very Good to Near Fine condition. Most covers are brilliant, clean, well-bound, with only minor shelf wear. Several have chipping along the spine or an occasional creased corner. Two copies are Good only. Many of the issues have the date & volume number written at top of front cover. About half have a short inscription to the previous owner written inside the front cover. Overall, interiors are very clean and crisp. Volume 9 has a short story & illustrations by Lois Lenski. 26200 
Price: 134.82 USD
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300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, Kane, Patricia E
13 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University
Kane, Patricia E
0821206788 / 9780821206782
New York Graphic Society 1976, First Edition. Signed by Author Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; SIGNED by the author. 319 pages, bound in black cloth. 297 black& white illustrations. Bright clean cover, tight binding. Interior pristine. Jacket shows light wear along top edge.; Signed by Author 28343 
Price: 40.50 USD
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Pharmacist to the Nation A History of Walgreen Co., America's Leading Drug Store Chain, Kogan, Herman;  Kogan, Rick.
14 Pharmacist to the Nation A History of Walgreen Co., America's Leading Drug Store Chain
Kogan, Herman; Kogan, Rick.

Walgreens 1989, Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket; Hardcover; Square Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 286 pages, bound in cranberry & grey cloth. Firmly bound book, clean & tight. Minor wear at tips of corners. Interior crisp & unmarked. Bright jacket with shelf rubbing on back panel. Illustrated history of Walgreen Co. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 27264 
Price: 17.37 USD
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The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991, Longstreth, Richard (ed.)
15 The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991
Longstreth, Richard (ed.)
0894681389 / 9780894681387
National Gallery of Art 1991, First Edition. Near Fine; Softcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; A fascinating study of the planning and development of the mall in Washington D.C. Dozens of black & white photos, maps. Bright clean cover, hint of edge wear. Firmly bound. Interior crisp, unmarked. Chapters include: Iconography of the Mall, The City Beautiful Movement and the Washington Plan of 1901-1903; The Mall, the Macmillan Plan and the Origins of American City Planning; The Olmsteds and the Landscape of the Mall; High Noon on the Mall -- Modernism vs. Traditionalism; and much more. ; Studies in the History of Art Series 28809 
Price: 18.86 USD
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