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Image for St. Louis Exposition The World's Work

St. Louis Exposition The World's Work

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Doubleday Page & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 4-4-981

Condition: Collectible: Good


Softcover, 538 pages, 10 1/4" tall. Good. The cover is loose from the binding. It is rubbed, torn and missing pieces, especially at top and bottom of spine..Back cover is missing. Main part of book is held together with staples. Pages are chipped, dog earred and lightly yellowed. Some light stains. One of the ad pages has been removed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A special double exposition catalog of the St. Louis Exposition from August 1904. Great ads including; The Gold Dust Twins, Scribner's, Packer's Tar Soap, The Angle Lamp,The Columbia Graphonphone, Columbia Disc Recor... View more info

Image for Sancti Cæcilii Cypriani Opera / Recognita & Illustrata Per Joannem Oxoniensem Episcopum. Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, Quibus S. Cyprianus Inter Christianos Versatus Est, Brevis Historia Chronologice Delineata Per Joannem Cestriensem

Sancti Cæcilii Cypriani Opera / Recognita & Illustrata Per Joannem Oxoniensem Episcopum. Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, Quibus S. Cyprianus Inter Christianos Versatus Est, Brevis Historia Chronologice Delineata Per Joannem Cestriensem

By: N/A

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Oxonii : E Theatro Sheldoniano, Anno MDCLXXXII: 1682-01-01

Seller ID: c18-3-139

Condition: Collectible: Good


Leather, Written in Latin. Large folio that measures 15" by 9 1/2" by 2 1/2". Leather cover is detached from front cover board. Back leather is coming off. Leather is chipped, scuffed and rubbed. Splits on outer gutters of spine. Corners and edges worn. Corners bumped. Endpapers detached, have tanning on edges, insect holes and foxing. Stains on a few pages but overall clean. Some foxing. Pages yellowed but not brittle. Frontis of St. Cyprian is missing a large piece of the outside border of the engraving. Full page engraving of St. Cyprian's beheading as frontis titled, "Thascium Cyprianum... View more info

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The ACROPOLIS and it's Museum 1979 Athens, Greece SC 122 Illustrated

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Clio - Athens: 1979-01-01

Seller ID: 4-5-1803

Condition: Used: Very Good


Slight rubbing to the covers. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.In ancient Greece which was divided into innumerable city-states, each of these had its own acropolis, a naturally fortified hill, reinforced with ramparts, used in cases of emergency as the ultimate refuge for the inhabitants of the region The most famous of these and rightly so, was the Acropolis of Athens, which, in time, also monopolized the meaning of the word. View more info

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The Soviet Union's Vast Network of Slave Labor Camps-An Eyewitness Account Given

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.Government Printing Off: 1973-01-01

Seller ID: 3-1-1809

Condition: Used: Very Good


Bottom cover corner is wrinkled.Inside pages clean and binding is tight.An eyewitness account given in sworn testimony to the U.S. government about the Soviet Union's labor camps up to 1972. View more info

Image for Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865-1954 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) by Michael R. Heintze (1985-04-01)

Private Black Colleges in Texas, 1865-1954 (Texas A&M Southwestern Studies) by Michael R. Heintze (1985-04-01)

By: N/A

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1717-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-5-1906

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Stated first edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and torn.Comparing the private black colleges of Texas with its public institutions and with other black colleges across the nation, Michael R. Heintze convincingly supports the revisionist view of these schools as valuable social institutions instead of the corrupt and inadequate imitations critics have called them. In his comparisons, Heintze discusses historical backgrounds, curricula, and finances. He concludes that despite poor financing, limited facilities, and shortages of teachers and equipment, the independent black colleges in Texa... View more info

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Papers: The Jacksonville Historical Society Volume IV

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Jacksonville Historical Society: 1960-01-01

Seller ID: 77-3-1939

Condition: Used: Good


Cover is rubbed, chipped and tanned on edges. Light soiling and Red stain on back cover.The articles in this issue of Papers were selected with a view toward compiling in one book the known facts about the history of northeast Florida. Dr. Frank G. Slaughter, Jacksonville's noted writer of fiction, contributed to this volume with the poser: Who Discovered Florida? View more info

Heroes of the Modern Adventure by T.C.Bridges and H. Hessell Tiltman, 1927

By: (Author's)T.C.Bridges and H. Hessel Tiltman; Authors [Foreword]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.: 1927-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7-5-1902

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear and pages yellowing on edges.Famous explorers, adventurers, and trail blazers. 19 stories including: Roald Amundsen and the Northwest Passage, Lady Richmond Brown and the Indians Etherton and his four thousand mile journey across Asia, Rosita Forbes in the heart of the desert Grenfell of Labador Cherry Kearton and his camera in Africa, Jack McLaren among the Australian Aborigines, the exploit of Captain Lindbergh and many more. Black and white photographs. View more info

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Afoot and Afloat in Burma A H Williams 1922 [Hardcover] by Williams, A H

By: A H Williams

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Review and Herald Publishing Assoc: 1922-01-01

Seller ID: 547

Condition: Used: Very Good


First Edition, Green Cloth Hardcover, 224 pages, 7 3/4" tall. A fascinating primary missionary resource on the Burmese, including the Karens, Talings, Taungthus, Shans, Chins and Kachin peoples. An introduction to Burma, its peoples, their customs, religions. The Aung Baw or water-buffalo and its uses, rice cultivation, palm trees for every purpose, the making & use of elephants of wild ones, floating logs down river, building of houses. Getting food from the river, Buddhist boys and monasteries, how young Burmans make merry, canoe & bullock cart through the floods. With Ma Dwa at the scho... View more info

Image for HEROES OF THE ALAMO. ACCOUNTS AND DOCUMENTS OF WILLIAM B. TRAVIS, JAMES BOWIE, JAMES B. BONHAM AND DAVID CROCKETT, and their Texas Memorials.

HEROES OF THE ALAMO. ACCOUNTS AND DOCUMENTS OF WILLIAM B. TRAVIS, JAMES BOWIE, JAMES B. BONHAM AND DAVID CROCKETT, and their Texas Memorials.

By: A. Garland Adair [Editor]; Moton H. Crockett [Editor];

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Exposition Press: 1957-01-01

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: b2-5-1901

Condition: Used: Very Good


Spine and edges sun faded. Boards have slight curve.Inside pages clean and binding is tight.The book begin with the early history of Texas then moves to the fall of the Alamo. The emphasis of this book is on the men who fought at the Alamo. Travis Bowie , Bonham and David Crockett. Illustrated. View more info

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Hoein' the Short Rows (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of North Texas Press: 1987-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-3-1800

ISBN: 0870742566

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Yellow Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 238 pages, 9 1/4" tall. Like new. DJ in protective mylar cover. Light wear on corners. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Texas Folklore Society Publication XLVII. Chapters include recollections of religious mores in Staples, Texas, growing up in Bosque County, Texas, revival meetings in Lone Grove, Texas, Frio Canyon hog drive, Santa Rita rig, poetry by cowboys and common folk, Texas Baptistry Paintings, Customizing Pickups, Lingo fo the Espee, celebrations of the dead in Spanish Southwest, Mexican Lime Kilns in West Texas, Cockfighting, hog dro... View more info

35,000 Days in Texas a History of the Dallas News and its Forebears

By: Acheson, Sam

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1938-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: c18-4-1

Condition: Collectible: Good


Stated first printing. Foxing around front plate. Fingerprints and bleeding through from ink on plates causing discoloration on some pages. Binding is tight.This is the story of The News which is a story of Texas and Galveston. The baby newspaper that came into being in 1842 was little newer than the Republic of Texas at that time. Galveston was a village on an island, the struggling NEWS was housed in a flimsy shack. Black and white photographs. View more info

Image for Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture)

Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture)

By: Ades, Dawn; McClean, Alison

Price: $65.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2009-11-15

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1-5-1412

ISBN: 0292722486

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Unread.The left-wing government viewed art as an important vehicle for education and the promotion of revolutionary values. It established a program to cover the walls of public buildings with murals and set up numerous workshops to produce prints for wide distribution. By the 1930s, Mexico was attracting socially committed artists from all over the American continent and beyond, ready to do battle for a new aesthetic as well as a new political order. Diego Rivera, a key figure in the art of revolution, became one of the most celebrated artists in the world. Starting with works by Jose Guadalu... View more info

Image for Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith (1947-09-05)

Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith (1947-09-05)

By: Agnes Newton Keith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atantic Monthly Press / Little Brown & Company: 1795-01-01

Seller ID: 55-2-1812

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Bumped corners, rubbing and light page yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Colored and illustrated double title page, many monochrome illustrations in text and full page after author's drawings, table of contents.English language authentic recollections by author of her and her family's captivity in two Japanese prison camps on Borneo, Berhala Island and Kuching. Entering captivity May 1942, Liberated September 1945. View more info

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Five Centuries of Famous Ships

By: Albion, Robert Greenhalgh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Inc.,US: 1978

Seller ID: c16-1-237

ISBN: 0070009538

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Light soiling on cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Famous ships from the Santa Maria to the Glomar Explorer. Maritime history has always been dominated by a fascination for the ships that have been constructed for exploration, travel, and warfare upon the sea. View more info

Gringo Builders

By: Allhands, J. L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: J. L. Allhands: 1931-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-4-1931

Condition: Collectible: Good


Signed by author on endpaper. Outside of pages have small stains and endpapers have foxing. Corners bumped Some of the dark blue color on the cover is missing, in the gutter and on the back cover. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.The author was a railroad contractor and intimately involved in the construction of the railroads in the area including the St. Louis Brownsville & Mexico Railway and the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway. The book is an excellent reference work on how the Brownsville Railroad opened up the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and led to the astounding growt... View more info

The Memorial Hospital System: The First Seventy-Five Years (Commemorative Edition)

By: and Carole McFarland Francis, Ted

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Larksdale Press: 1982-01-01

Seller ID: b2-4-1912

ISBN: 0898960746

Condition: Used: Very Good


Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and has 1/2" tear on bottom edge. Previous owner's name and gift inscription is on the inside front board.Houston's Memorial System has always been closely tied to the city it serves. When the hospital first came into being at the turn of the century, the city was still relatively new and small. Houston, by one count made at that time, ha only one other hospital, 12 public schools, and a shell road running as far as Harrisburg. What is now Memorial Drive was then only a dirt road. Black and white photographs. View more info

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Twentieth Century History Of Fort Wayne. U. S. Bicentennial Edition.

By: Ankenbruck, John.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Twentieth Century Historical Fort Wayne , Inc.: 1975-01-01

Seller ID: 1-5-1500

Condition: Used: Very Good


Brown faux leather has worn corners, toe and heal of spine. Pages yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Bicentennial edition. The written history of Fort Wayne begins at the baptism of a two day old boy in the chapel of Chateau St. Louis, which once stood on the very spot in Quebec where the Chateau Frontenac was later built.Illustrated with black and white photographs. View more info

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Australian Adventure Anne Clark Ambassador Wife Signed [Hardcover]

By: Anne Clark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 241

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by author. Book inscribed to Punnie and Gibb Denman. He donated classic art to the San Antonio museum and land to the city of San Antonio. DJ is rubbed and chipped. Pages clean. Binding is tight.From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife wrote of her observations and impressions to friends and family in the United States. View more info

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Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River

By: Archer, Kenna Lang

Price: $120.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 2015-05-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-5-1525

ISBN: 0826355870

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Running more than 1,200 miles from headwaters in eastern New Mexico through the middle of Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River has frustrated developers for nearly two centuries. This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow. The vast majority of projects proposed or constructed in this watershed were failures, undone by the geology of the river as m... View more info

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Tales of the Tall Ships

By: Armstrong, Warren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: John Day: 1960-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-5-1744

Condition: Used: Acceptable


Ex library book with usual markings. In protective clear cover. Light water stain on top page edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Heyday and doomsday for the sailing ship followed each other in close succession. For centuries men gradually improved the ships they built and then the coming of the clippers, with measurements and tonnages and expanses of sail never before heard of, was like a sudden flowering. But the era faded even more abruptly than it had bloomed, with the coming of the steamship. View more info