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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 pg 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: 27.00 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. Lovely, bright decorative covers. 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: 74.70 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: 65.70 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.
4 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
5 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, Near 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
6 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: 65.70 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
7 300 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; two tiny tears top edge. Protected in new mylar sleeve. ; Signed by Author 28343 
Price: 34.20 USD
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Pharmacist to the Nation A History of Walgreen Co., America's Leading Drug Store Chain, Kogan, Herman;  Kogan, Rick.
8 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: 22.50 USD
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Chronicles of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Marguet, Eileen
9 Chronicles of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Marguet, Eileen

Eileen Marguet 2005, Very Good; Softcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 43 page booklet. Brief history of the CCC. Clean cover, short corner crease. Pages crisp, unmarked. 29136 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Boy Scouts Year Book [1929], Mathiews, Franklin K. (Editor)
10 The Boy Scouts Year Book [1929]
Mathiews, Franklin K. (Editor)

D. Appleton and Company 1929, Second Printing. Very Good with no dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 226 pp. bound in full red cloth; gilt lettering; profusely illustrated with line drawings, several full page plates, various artists, predominantly Remington Schuyler. Bright cloth and gilt; minor rubbing & light spot of soil. Firm binding, sharp corners. Previous owner's name written on "This Book Belongs To" page. Pages very clean, bright, otherwise unmarked. Contents include: The Relay Rider; The Bull-whacker's Lash; Proverbial Busy Beaver; Scouting for Buffalo; The Ride of Sam Brown; Pancho of the Knife; Co-Puncher's Law ; Masheagawa; How to Make an Indian Head-dress; Buckskin Clothes and Chaparajos; and much more. 30102 
Price: 38.70 USD
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The McBride Fifth Reader, Priests, Teaching Communities and Lay Professors
11 The McBride Fifth Reader
Priests, Teaching Communities and Lay Professors

D.H. McBride & Co. 1898, Good; Hardcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Fifth and final Volume in McBride's readers for elementary Catholic school curricula. 464 pages, bound in green cloth with black lettering & design. Cover is well worn with bumped & frayed corners & long split in cloth along front edge of backstrip. Endpapers lightly soiled, pencil notations. Text clean, unmarked. Written for teen-age students with selections from William Cullen Bryant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Archbishop Hughes, Daniel Webster, Charles Dickens, Lydia Sigourney, Sidney Lanier, James Russell Lowell, Vatican Records, Shelley, Sir Walter Scott, Washington Irving, etc. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; McBride Series of Catholic Readers Series 24982 
Price: 27.00 USD
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The Golden Rule Days of Essex, Stevenson, Beverly F.
12 The Golden Rule Days of Essex
Stevenson, Beverly F.

Essex Historical Society 1987, First Edition. Signed by Author Near Fine; Softcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Essex, CT; 43 p in wraps. Bright, clean, unmarked book. Mild wear at corner tips of cover. SIGNED by author. Brief history of public education in Essex Connecticut. ; Signed by Author 27852 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Beautiful Scenes of America; from Battery Park to the Golden Gate, Stoddard, John L.
13 Beautiful Scenes of America; from Battery Park to the Golden Gate
Stoddard, John L.

Saalfield Publishing Co. 1904, early printing. Good+; Hardcover; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; Pictorial history of America, through its landmarks, landscapes, and buildings.Black and white photographs. Bound in beige cloth with black stamped lettering. Binding solid but weakening; considerable wear in exterior hinge joints. Some fraying at ends of spine; 1" cut in cloth at bottom of hinge. Cover lightly soiled; faint water ring on front. Pages clean, lightly tanned. Free of names or markings. 29308 
Price: 34.20 USD
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The Travels of Mark Twain, Twain, Mark; Neider, Charles (Editor)
14 The Travels of Mark Twain
Twain, Mark; Neider, Charles (Editor)

Coward McCann 1961, First Edition. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 448 pages, bound in light green cloth with red top-stain, red endpapers. The first collection of Mark Twain's travel pieces, showcasing what an amusing and indefatigable traveler he was, crossing the Atlantic 27 times. Bright cover, tightly bound; hint of soil on edge of boards. Interior crisp, clean, unmarked. In bright jacket with a few shallow tears. Price intact on flap. 28867 
Price: 22.50 USD
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United States Army Training Center Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1971 Yearbook: Company B, 8th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, United States Army, Fort Campbell, Kentucky
15 United States Army Training Center Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1971 Yearbook: Company B, 8th Battalion, 2nd Brigade
United States Army, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Military Division, American Yearbook Co. 1971, Very Good; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Basic training yearbook for Company B, 8th Battalion, 2nd Brigade at Fort Campbell Kentucky from November 23,1970 to January 29, 1971. Cameos and group photos of soldiers in various training exercises, graduation photos. Bound in blue coated cloth with embossed cover design of drill sergeant with trainee in shooting position. Light wear on edges of cover; head of spine has shallow chipping; back cover shows some soiling. Interior clean, unmarked. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 21789 
Price: 38.70 USD
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