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The History of the Moravian Mission Among the Indians in North America, from Its Commencement to the Present Time. With a Preliminary Account of the Indians. Compiled By Authentic Sources., A Member of the Brethren's Church
1 A Member of the Brethren's Church The History of the Moravian Mission Among the Indians in North America, from Its Commencement to the Present Time. With a Preliminary Account of the Indians. Compiled By Authentic Sources.
London T. Allman 1838 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
"Official account of work among the Indians on the New York, Pennsylvania and other frontiers, 1735-87." - Howes L-474. 6 introductory pages. 316 text pages. Indian tribes include Creeks, Delawares, Iroquois, Chippewa, Cherokee. Reports of character, hieroglyphics, wampum, art, religion, feasts, sacrifices, sorcerers, dress, ornaments, habitations, marriages, education, food, hunting, fishing, travelling, amusements, deseases, funerals, tribal distinctions, war, massacres, treatment of prisoners, etc. Tight binding; neatly mended hinges. Generally clean pages, endpapers have some light soiling/foxing. Bookplate of William Reid Blackie inside front cover. Some soiling to green cover; gilt spine decoration/lettering is legible. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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An Account of the European Settlements in America (2 volumes), Anonymous, but probably a collaboration by William and Edmund Burke (ESTC T6290)
2 Anonymous, but probably a collaboration by William and Edmund Burke (ESTC T6290) An Account of the European Settlements in America (2 volumes)
London R and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall 1757 First Edition Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Title continues: "In Six Parts. I. A short History of the Discovery of that Part of the World. II. The Manners and Customs of the original Inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish Settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each Part contains An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: the Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those Settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other. In Two Volumes." Both volumes complete including the folding map frontispieces. Sound bindings. Clean pages. Both maps are in nice shape. Some marginal toning to the first and last few leaves of both volumes. Minor edgewear. Rebacked over original speckled calf boards; original spine labels. Book plates of Lord Carnarvon in both volumes. Pencil notes on free endpaper of Volume II. See Sabin, 9282. The "best contemporary account" per Howes, B-974. 
Price: 1800.00 USD
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Mammy 'mongst the Wild Nations of Europe, Bibbins, Ruthella Mory
3 Bibbins, Ruthella Mory Mammy 'mongst the Wild Nations of Europe
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1904 First Edition Pictorial Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Wrightman, Francis P. 
Terrific copy. 305 pages. 8 glossy b/w plates. Scarce turn-of-the-century fictional travel narrative told through the eyes of an old Black Mammy who accompanies her young charge to England and Paris. In rural black dialect. More paternal than racist. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Bright, colorful cover with some very light soiling. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Good Earth, Buck, Pearl S.
4 Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1936 Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Mach Tey ? 
Nice copy of the photoplay edition. Double-page endpaper still, same front and rear. Photoplay reference on dustjacket spine. Dust jacket cover art looks like Mach Tey, but don't see any signature. The movie won two Oscars, including Best Actress for Luise Ranier (pictured on the dj). Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Cover and dustjacket have some wear and soiling. Dust jacket is not missing any large pieces. Protected by an archival cover. See accompanying scanned image. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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The Friend: A Monthly Journal Devoted to Tempernce, Seamen, Marine and General Intelligence (Honolulu Newspaper), 25 Aug 1858; Vol 8., No. 8, Damon, Samuel C., Editor and Publisher
5 Damon, Samuel C., Editor and Publisher The Friend: A Monthly Journal Devoted to Tempernce, Seamen, Marine and General Intelligence (Honolulu Newspaper), 25 Aug 1858; Vol 8., No. 8
Honolulu, Hawaii N/A 1858 Newspaper Very Good 
Nice copy of a scarce, early Hawaiin newpaper. The Friend was originally established in 1843 as the Tempest and continued in operation until 1954. Published on a monthly basis. Besides a heavy dose of Protestant missionary zeal, temporance advocacy, and pastoral seafarer support, the paper included local news and a "Maritime Journal" containing news, information about ships and their cargoes, whaling voyages, and other Pacific islands. This issue contains reports of the whaling ships "George Howland," "General Pike," and "William Wirt;" list of whalers at Talcahuano and of Paita; and advertisements for the Panama Rail-Road Company and numerous Honolulu firms. 8 pages. Minor, light foxing. Previously bound. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Broken Lands: A Novel of Arctic Disaster, Edric, Robert
6 Edric, Robert The Broken Lands: A Novel of Arctic Disaster
New York Thomas Dunn - St. Martin's 2002 First American Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Fictionalized account of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated attempt to find the Northwest Passage in 1845. See accompanying scanned image. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania . . . With a Map of the State., Gordon, Thomas F.
7 Gordon, Thomas F. A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania . . . With a Map of the State.
Philadelphia T. Belknap 1832 First Edition Leather Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Complete including both Parts and Map (approximately 12" x 18", hand-colored). Part First - "General description of the state, its situation and extent, general geological construction, canals and rail-roads, bridges, revenue, expenditures, public dept, &c. &c." Part Second - "Ample descriptions of its counties, towns, cities, villages, mountains, lakes, rivers, creeks, &c." First successful gazetteer of Pennsylvania. Sabin 27998. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with some minor foxing. Bottom corner of front free endpaper torn away. Owner's name on endpaper and following blank. Attractive map has several old extremely hard-to-see repairs (mostly along folds) that appear to have been made using thin tissue or possibly archival tape. Cover has some minor wear with neatly mended front gutter. Gilt spine decoration and lettering is legible. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Public Bath at Simoda - Print, Heine, Wilhelm (William)
8 Heine, Wilhelm (William) Public Bath at Simoda - Print
Philadelphia P.S. Duval and Co. 1854 Print Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Heine, Wilhelm (William) 
Very scarce censored print from Commodore Perry's official report of his expedition to Japan. The naked coed bathers were deemed to risque for general publication. Several volumes, the exact number is unknown, were released with the print, although it was not included in the list of illustrations. Good strike with nice detail. Ample margins for framing. Some toning at edges of the leaf. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Life on the Ocean, or Twenty Years at Sea, Little, George
9 Little, George Life on the Ocean, or Twenty Years at Sea
Aberdeen George Clark and Son 1849 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
288 pages. Woodcut frontispiece of a sailing vessel. Embossed dark blue-green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Little's memoir chronicling his life at sea and his journeys throughout South America, Central America, China, Australia, the Galapagos, and more. Includes an extensive nautical glossary and appendices about a shipwreck on the St. Lawrence River and the sinking of the HMS Centaur. Tight binding with sound hinges. Evenly toned pages. Partially obliterated presentation on reverse of the frontispiece. A few doodles on rear endpaper. Cover shows some wear, heaviest at spine ends. Gilt lettering has darkened. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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Captains and Mariners of Early Maryland, Semmes, Raphael
10 Semmes, Raphael Captains and Mariners of Early Maryland
Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Press 1937 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
16 introductory pages. 856 text pages. Black cloth cover with gilt lettering. Exceptionally thorough and detailed history of early Maryland with a a maritime focus, yet with considerable information on indian tribes, settlers, the military, government, and everyday life. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Very little wear. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic], Missouri, and Nebraska. . . ., Smith, John Calvin
11 Smith, John Calvin The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide Through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic], Missouri, and Nebraska. . . .
New York J. H. Colton and Company 1855 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Title continued: Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State and Territory; and Containing The Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied with a Large and Minute map, Exhibiting the Township Lines of the United States' Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, and the Position of Cities, Villages, and Settlements, Etc. Etc. Complete. 89 pages plus 35-page catalog at rear. Map present and firmly attached. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages with an occasion finger smudge. Some minor foxing at edge of text block. Owner's info inside front cover. Ink note on the front free endpaper, "Map Exhibiting the Section of Railroad Centering at Milwaukee with the connections with the East & the great Northern Road - Milwaukee Sentinel Extra." The map (approximately 26" x 21") by Smith is in nice shape; bright and colorful; missing a 1" triangular piece at right border. Cover has some minor wear and soiling. Gilt debossed title and decoration is somewhat faded but still legible. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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An Annapolis Alphabet: Pictures and Limericks, Stevens, William O.
12 Stevens, William O. An Annapolis Alphabet: Pictures and Limericks
Baltimore Lord Baltimore Press 1906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Complete. Unpaginated. "Published at Crab-Town-On-The-Bay" Very clever little adult alphabet book with a with a short humorous poem for each letter. The author was an English professor at the Naval Academy. All of the rhymes or illustrations have something to do with early 20th century Annapolis including the Naval Academy (Gold-Brick, Hazing, Middy, etc.) Tight binding. Front hinge starting; rear hinge sound. Clean pages. Light wear and soiling to cover. Christmas inscription on front free endpaper. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Excursions in the County of Surrey: Comprising Brief Historical and Topographical Delineations; Together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Other Interesting Objects of Curiosity., Unlisted
13 Unlisted Excursions in the County of Surrey: Comprising Brief Historical and Topographical Delineations; Together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Other Interesting Objects of Curiosity.
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1821 Half-Leather Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Very nice early travel guide. "Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller & Tourist. Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, including a Map of the County." 214 pages, 50 engravings, 2 fold-out maps, illustrated half-title. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages; some minor toning and foxing. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Large fold-out county map has 2.5" split at one fold and old paper mend on reverse. Fold-out Guildford map has 1" split at one fold. Some cover wear, mostly at edges. Sunned spine, but legible gilt title. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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