Southampton, NY: John H. Hunt, 1915. Paperback. Uncommon. Includes a history of the town (included here as a dramatized pagaent, which was performed during the celebration), an address, which includes multiple important events in the town's history, memorial notices, brief descriptions of events taking place during the celebration, tipped in illustrations, and more. Bound in white side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor soiling to front wrapper with minor edgewear, but clean interior. No spine panel. 90 pages plus memorial notices and multiple full page illustrations. AMSTA/122719. Very Good.
American State History
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Pensacola FL: Office of the Chancellor, 2000. Softcover. Scarce. Comprehensive directory for this diocese of 18 northwest Florida counties. It provides the history of the diocese, an organizational chart, administration, and information on the parishes, priests, deacons, and more. Spiral bound cream paper soft cover with title and seal in green. Acquisition information written in ink otherwise very good. 187 pages. REL/07/08/16. Very Good.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1982. Hardcover. One of 650 copies but also a unique copy with a commissioned custom binding by Constance K. Wozny, a well known hand bookbinder whose studio is in Eastwood, Kentucky. She studied with several prominent hand bookbinders and is a member of the Guild of Bookworkers and the Hand Bookbinders of California. Signed and dated (2011) by her on colophon. Laid in is a holograph note in pencil: " Of all the bindings I did - this is one of my favorites thank you Connie." This beautiful binding is in full-grain Indian red goat leather, with titles stamped in black on front cover, and a wraparound flower pot design composed of decorative onlays in orange, yellow, and ochre calf. The leather covers wrap around and serve as the front and rear pastedowns. Red paper free front and rear endpapers. The top edges are speckled red and brown. Housed in an orange custom clamshell box designed by the binder with title and author blindstamped on spine. Book and box in fine condition. Juan Bautista Alvarado (1809 - 1882), a Californian, led a coup to seize Monterey and declared himself governor. He declared independence for California, but ultimately was persuaded to rejoin Mexico and served as Governor of Las Californias from 1837 - 1842. This book includes a biographical introduction to Alvarado's life; and a translation of his autobiography and his account of events in California prior to Don Luis Antonio Arguello's governorship. 38 pages plus three page bibliography. PRI/041619. Fine.
Hardcover. Brown cloth backed brown paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing to boards as well as minor soiling. Light damp staining to front board. Interior is clean and bright with several photographic illustrations tipped in. Untrimmed edges to pages. 97 pages. New York. NY/022211. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Hardcover. Ex Libris. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Library number in white to food of spine. Minor bumping and chipping to spine ends and slight soiling to rear board. Book plate to front paste down as well as previous owner's signature to front free end page. Minor browning to end pages. Rear hinge is cracked. Line of black marker to top corner of title page. Else is clean and bright. Many un-opened pages. 312 pages. VA/012412. Good +.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1919. Hardcover. 8vo. Revised in accordance with provisions of the new charter. Mustard yellow cloth boards with brown title to spine and front board. Fading to title on spine. Minor wear to edges/spine ends. Bump to rear board. Signed by previous owner on ffep. A few pencil marks, but overall interior is very clean. Illustrated. 376 pp. PA/081105. Very Good.
Accomac, VA: Eastern Shore Public Library, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. Staple bound blue paper wrappers with black title to spine. Minor edgewear. Interior is clean and bright. Unpaginated. A union catalog of local history sourcees currently held by the Drummontown Branch, Association for the Preservations of Virginia Antiquities, the Eastern Shore Community College, The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, and the Eastern Shore Public Library. VA/051815. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Carpenters' Hall, 1888. Hardcover. Good in side stapled illustrated beige paper wrappers with title to front panel. Wear to exterior includes chipping, remnants of scotch tape, and previous owner name to front wrapper/Penn State library bookplate to back of front wrapper. Pages are brittle. Text is clean and bright. 41 pages. American History. AME109241. Good.
New York: Privately Printed, 1947. Hardcover. Presentation copy from the author to Dorothy Moyer. First Edition. A famliy history about Hibernia Florida. Very good in original turquoise paper covered boards with blue title to front cover. There is a large chip to the head of the spine and minor wear to the corners and edges of the boards. Clean and bright interior with several photographic illustrations. Nicely printed. 144 pages. AMSTATE/042011. Very Good.
Boston: James B. Bradford / Rand, Avery and Co, 1880. Hardcover. Includes a list of amusements, asylums, bridges, banks, clubs, cemeteries, public buildings, monuments, societies, street car routes, summer resorts, and much more. Advertisements for local businesses including hotels, bicycles, pianos, sewing machines, billiard tables, organs, and more. Bound in the original brown cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor rubbing to covers and minor wear to edges of boards. Foxing throughout, heaviest on the endpapers. Toning to top margins. Occasional pen and pencil markings, mostly to margins and endpapers. Front hinge is split and first signature is a little loose. 92 pages. STA/050318. Good.
Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Small 4to. Blue paper covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Rubbing to edges and minor bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to half title page. Slight foxing to first few pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear, soiling, and rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 243 pages. VA/042219. Very Good / Very Good.
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.
New York: Valentine's Manual Inc., 1926. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with gilt title and device to front board. Gilt device is bright, but border is faded. Spine cloth and gilt are faded. Wear to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean with color frontis, tissue guard, and many B&W plates. 388 pp. New York. American State History. NY/31235. Very Good.
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1942. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in navy cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends and minor rubbing to boards and spine. Interior is clean and bright. 368 pages with index. STATE HISTORY. PEN108280. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. The United States Capitol Historical Society, 1976. Paperback. Very good in original thick stock gray illustrated wrappers. Interior is tightly bound; illustrated w/80 b/w plates. Mostly clean pages, though a few have pencil checkmarks. Also previous owner's name to title page. 96 pp. American State History. WASHDC/11143. Very Good + in Wraps.
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1941. Andrew Wyeth. Hardcover. Limited to 650 copies. SIGNED by the author and artist. This is a special Delaware edition printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop. This copy is not numbered and is marked in pen as "over - run." Part of the Rivers of America Series, this book gives a detailed history of the Brandywine River. Very good in original brown cloth boards with purple and gilt title label stamped on spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Light rubbing to hinges. There are a few light markings to the front board. There are a few small spots of foxing to the illustrated end pages and the first few pages. There is also a previous owner's signature in pen on the front end page; otherwise, the interior is clean. Vignette illustrations by Andrew Wyeth begin each chapter. Includes a laid-in newpaper article about an accident on a bridge across the Brandywine north of Wilmington, DE. At the top of article written in pen is "Baltimore American February 8, 1884." 285 pages including index. STA/060911. Very Good.