Rockford, IL: by the author, 1902. Hardcover. Illustrated. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine, which reads "The Rescue of Kansas from Slavery with False Claims Corrected." Minor sunning to spine and edges of boards. Slight bumping to corners. Inscription across title page "Alonzo J. Tullock compliments of an old friend, M.L.B." and beneath "From one of my oldest and very best friends I prize this book highly. A.J. Tullock. March 14, 1903." Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. Small closed tear to bottom of title page and small open tear to facing tissue guard. Last 60 pages of second title appear to be printed on a different paper stock and are browned. A few dog eared pages. Occasional spots of smudges and foxing, but clean overall. 204 pages / 160 pages. AMER/022019. Very Good.
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Pax, WV: 1983. Paperback. SCARCE. 8vo. Light blue illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor foxing to wrappers. Interior is clean and bright. 85 pages. WV/031319. Very Good.
New Orleans: F.F. Hansell and Bro., Ltd, 1903. Hardcover. Fourth Edition. American historian, lawyer, author, politician and slave owner, Charles Gayarre (1805 - 1895) was best known for his histories of Louisiana; although, he wrote fiction as well. Born in New Orleans to a Spanish and French Creole planter family, he grew up on a plantation before attending law school in Pennsyvania. He lost his considerable fortune by supporting the Confederacy and later earned money by writing and working as a court reporter. He was president of the Louisiana Historical Society for nearly thirty years. This four volume edition includes a biography of the author, bibliography, an extensive index, and combines multiple works and lectures that were previously published by the author about Louisisana under seperate covers. Each volume is bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards. Leather and gilt title and volume labels to spines. Minor cracking to leather on spines, minor wear to corners and edges of boards. Frontispiece and three fold-out maps. Clean interiors overall. Minor browning to margins of pages in some volumes. Top edges gilt with marbled endpaper. Volume I is 540 pages; Volume II is 383 pages; Volume III is 649 pages; Volume IV is 693 pages plus index. This set may require an extra shipping fee. STA/022119. Very Good.
Savannah, GA: Beehive Press Book, 2001. Hardcover. "Fifth edition of a classic portrait of Savannah, Georgia's 18th century capital and 19th century cotton port ... This handsome gift volume surveys in words and pictures the early and colorful history of the colonial outpost, the development of its extraordinary town plan and dignified architecture and the city's 20th centry decline and recent renewal" (jacket). Near fine in yellow cloth boards with green title to spine. Foxing to fore-edge of textblock and to some pages, else clean. Includes many black and white illustrations. In green and white dust jacket with mint green spine panel titled in black. 252 pages. STA/021919. Fine / Fine.
Vienna, MD: Nanticoke Books, 1997. First Edition. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Pink and black illustrated wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor fading to spine. Minor bubbling to clear plastic laminate at edges. Previous owner's writting to the inside of the front cover. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright. 177 pages. MD/021419. Very Good.
Clinton Hall, NY: Redfield, 1852. Hardcover. A historian and leading authority on Native Americans, John Gilmary Shea (1824 - 1892) is best known for his work on American Roman Catholic history. First Edition. Later binding of three quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title and decoration to spine. Bound by Ringer for A.C. McClurg and Co. with stamp to front free endpaper. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Original cloth spine is mounted and bound into rear. Minor wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Small pull to leather on rear board. Facsimilie letter frontispiece and fold out map to rear. Dampstaining to some pages, occasional spots of soiling and smudge marks, and occasional spots of foxing. Occasional marginal pencil notations and underlining. Bookplate of A.J. Tullock to front pastedown. Tullock (? - 1904) was an engineer from Illinois who later owned the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. 268 pages. STA/022119. Very Good.