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Heads of Families First Census of the United States 1790 State of Maryland
1 Heads of Families First Census of the United States 1790 State of Maryland
Washington, D. C. Government Printing Office 1907 First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover has library tape over spine. Otherwise very good condition. Fold out maps. Full name index. A must have genealogical reference. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Map; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 189 pages 
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Jubilee In '53 The Sesquicentennial History Of The Long Run Association of Baptists
2 Jubilee In '53 The Sesquicentennial History Of The Long Run Association of Baptists
Louisville, KY Long Run Association of Baptists 1953 Various Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
First edition. Paperback fine condition History of the Baptist in the Long Run Association of Kentucky from Daniel Boone's brother who was a Baptist Preacher forward. ; 
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Liberty Prize Catalog
3 Liberty Prize Catalog
New York, NY Macfadden Publications 1934 First Edition; First Printing Magazine Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Some soiling to cover with creases to corners. Contents clean and bright. This catalog was used by "salesboys" who sold magazines in the 1930's for MacFadden Publications. They would earn coupons "greenies and brownies" which they could then redeem for prizes. Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955) " became the most successful publisher of magazines in history. He was the first magazine publisher to establish a large, loyal readership. His circulation numbers were the highest in the industry exceeding even the publications of William Randolph Hearst. He truly revolutionized the publishing industry. Virtually overnight Macfadden's net worth increased astronomically. By 1924 at age 56 he had become a multi-millionaire" (bernarrmacadden.com). A rare, if not unique, example of this method of selling which gained momentum after the "Great Depression". Rare.; Vol. 10; Photographs, illustrations 
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HEART OF THE CITY History of the First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida, 1876-1987., Abberger, Nancy Hardy
4 Abberger, Nancy Hardy HEART OF THE CITY History of the First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida, 1876-1987.
Orlando, FL First Presbyterian Church 1988 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed "Best Wishes, Nancy Abberger" on Title page. Blue coverwith gold lettering. Book looks new. Extensive history of this church located in Orlando,Fl. Has extensive name index for genealogial and historical research.This history is an attempt to compile from many sources a narrative account of the churches' past as a congregation. It is not intended as a research volume. The Table of Contents allows for the ease of the reader to go directly to the age period he is most interested in, without there being some ambiguity. A chronology of the life of the church is in the back of the book.Book has plastic cover for protection. Excellent condition. ; 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.50 inches; Signed by Author 
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Hurricane Squadron No 87  Squadron at War 1939 1941, Adams, Perry
5 Adams, Perry Hurricane Squadron No 87 Squadron at War 1939 1941
Zenith Aviation Books 1990 1871187001 / 9781871187007 1st Edition Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Looks new. 87 Squadron Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was first formed on 1 September 1917 at Upavon from elements of the Central Flying School. 87 Squadron was re-formed on 15 March 1937 at RAF Tangmere from elements of No. 54 Squadron RAF, operating the Hawker Fury. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the squadron was part of the air element of the British Expeditionary Force in France, equipped with Hawker Hurricanes. Flight Lieutenant Ian Gleed was posted to the squadron as a replacement pilot on 17 May 1940 and became an ace in two days. He took command of the squadron in December 1940 when it was based at RAF Charmy Down. Wiki ; Photos & illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages 
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Genealogy and history of a part of the Newbury Adams family,  Formerly of Devonshire, England, being the descendants of Robert Adams and wife Eleanor, Adams, Smith
6 Adams, Smith Genealogy and history of a part of the Newbury Adams family, Formerly of Devonshire, England, being the descendants of Robert Adams and wife Eleanor
Maine The Calais Advertiser's Office 1895 1376393131 / 9781376393132 PhotoCopy Only; First Impression Photocopy Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy only of complete genealogy. In Manila folder. The first american ancestors of the Newbury Adams Family, who came to Ipswithc, Mass in 1635, and settled in Newbury Mass., In 1640 together with other valuable information collected and prepared for publication by I. Smith Adams of Milltown, Me. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 61 pages 
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The Shepherd of the Ocean  An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland
7 Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland The Shepherd of the Ocean An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times
Gambit Inc Pubns 1969 0876450184 / 9780876450185 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing. Book looks new, dust has very minor rubs. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 (or 1554) 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in the Siege of Smerwick. The author Jack Hale Adamson (19181975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. This book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. He was a Mormon and served as a missionary in Edinburg, Scotland in 1938-39. (Wikipedia) Fully indexed with bibliography.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
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Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor Lurleen Wallace January 16, 1967, Alabama
8 Alabama Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor Lurleen Wallace January 16, 1967
Montgomery, AL Wallace Inaugural Book Commi 1967 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue and white cover with photo of Ms. Wallace on front. Lurleen Brigham Burns Wallace (September 19, 1926 May 7, 1968), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was the 46th governor of Alabama from 1967 until her death in 1968. She was the first wife of Alabama Governor George Corley Wallace, whom she succeeded as governor because the Alabama constitution forbade consecutive terms, and governed for 478 days. She was Alabama's first, and to date, only female governor. She was also the only female governor in U.S. history to have died in office. In 1973, she was posthumously inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame.(Wikipedia) ; Photographs, illustrations 
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Legends & lore of southern Illinois, Allen, John W
9 Allen, John W Legends & lore of southern Illinois
Carbondale, Ill Southern Illinois University 1963 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Fair in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by author " To Mrs. Alonzo B. May a former Egyptian (P 41-42) with the author's best wishes, John W. Allen", Book has flap of former dust pasted in front and back. A complete vg dust is on book. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Complete index. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare signed first. ; Illinois State Historical Society. Occasional publications; Photos; 404 pages; ; Signed by Author 
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Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776-1861, Ambler, Charles H.
10 Ambler, Charles H. Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776-1861
Chicago, Il The University of Chicago Press 1910 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. 1910 hardback first edition. Most likely no dust jacket was issued. Some sunfading to endpapers where newspaper articles lay. Contents clean. Very rare signed copy. A key figure in applying modern approaches to the study and writing of West Virginia history, Charles Henry Ambler (August 12, 1876-August 31, 1957) was born in New Matamoras, Ohio. He grew up in St. Marys, West Virginia, and from 1894 to 1900 he taught school in Pleasants County. After completing his doctorate in 1908, Ambler taught history and political science at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia until 1917. For the next 30 years he was a member of the WVU history department, and from 1929 to 1946 he served as chairman. Among his enduring legacies was the creation of the West Virginia and Regional History Collection in the university library. ; Author Signed; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Signed by Author 
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Life and Letters of Peter and Susan Lesley, Ames, Mary Leslely
11 Ames, Mary Leslely Life and Letters of Peter and Susan Lesley
New York And London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1909 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue grey covers with gilt print. Two volume set that is the Knickerbocker Press edition. Volume 2 has crack forming on exterior hinge but not severe. Vol 1 has 526 pages and 15 illustrations, Volume 2 has 562 pages with 15 illustrations and a full index for both volumes. Joseph Peter Lesley (17 September 1819 1 June 1903) was an American geologist. He spent three years assisting Henry D. Rogers in the first geological survey of Pennsylvania. He also graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Philadelphia. He made extensive and important researches in the coal, oil, and iron fields of the United States and Canada and became State geologist of Pennsylvania in 1874.His wife, Susan Inches Lesley (1823-1904), was the daughter of Judge Joseph Lyman, of Northampton, Massachusetts. She married Prof. Lesley in 1849, and devoted herself to the work of organized charities in Philadelphia." Wikipedia Scarce if not rare two volume set. ; Vol. 1 & 2; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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The Long Death  The Last Days of the Plains Indians, Andrist, Ralph
12 Andrist, Ralph The Long Death The Last Days of the Plains Indians
New York Macmillan 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Red cloth cover gold print. Dust is sunfaded around edges and has minor chips or tears to edges. A stated first printing. This compelling narrative explains how Native Americans found themselves time and again betrayed by the ever-expanding white nation of the East, fighting for lands on the edge of the shrinking frontier. Long considered a classic" Many maps throughout. Ralph K. Andrist, scholar & radio journalist, is the author of "California Gold Rush", "Steamboats on the Mississippi", & "Andrew Jackson, Soldier & Statesman". He lived in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.; December 1, 1964; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages 
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THE FIRST. The Red One: Oldest Division, Andrus, Clift
13 Andrus, Clift THE FIRST. The Red One: Oldest Division
First Infantry Division 1945 1st Edition Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
Red and green cover with 1 and running soldier sillouitte on front carrying an M1 Garand. Cover hs some tears, but is attached to clean contents. Center is color Map of "The Big Red One's" battles throughout Europe. This booklet contains a brief outline of the "Fighting First" division achievements. This is a copy that the soldiers could send home and has censor clearing stamp in front and place for autographs (none given) in back. Covers engagements from Africa, Sicily, U.K., D-Day Normandy, Soissons, Sigrfied Barrier, Aachen, Hurtgen Forest, The Ardennes, The Roer, THe Rhinelind, The race through Germany, The Harz Mountains, Czechoslovikia, Cease Firing, Conclusion, and statistics. Rare copy that survived the war. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 60 pages 
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The Lincoln Reader The rich and vivid narrative of Lincoln's life and times skillfully recreated in an exciting new kind of biography, Angle, Paul M.
14 Angle, Paul M. The Lincoln Reader The rich and vivid narrative of Lincoln's life and times skillfully recreated in an exciting new kind of biography
New Brunswick N.J. Rutgers University Press 1947 First Edition; bomc Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First Edition. Signed by Paul Angle on endpaper. There is a Phi Beta Kappa bookplate from Philadelphia to a John Barringer of Overbrook High School for "excellence in his studies". Dust has chips around edges but is now in mylar archival sleeve. The Lincoln Reader is a biography of Abraham Lincoln written by sixty-five authors. Paul Angle, the noted Lincoln scholar, selected passages from the works on contemporaries, later biographers, and even Lincoln himself, to form a composite portrait of one of the wisest and most beloved American presidents. These passages, interwoven by Angle's running commentary, blend into a single vivid narrative of Lincoln's life, from his boyhood in Indiana to his assassination and funeral. First published in 1947, The Lincoln Reader has long been considered the most definitive, complete, and authentic retelling of the life of Abraham Lincoln. Fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking. Scarce editor signed copy. ; Photographs; 8.50 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 592 pages; Signed by Editor 
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The Battle of Armageddon, Appelman, Hyman
15 Appelman, Hyman The Battle of Armageddon
Grand Rapids, MI Zondervan Publishing House 1944 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red lettering and drawing on cover of Christ returning on white horse. Clean contents. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.Hyman Jedidiah Appelman was born on the banks of the Dnieper River in White Russia of Orthodox Jewish parents. Hyman arrived in America with his mother and three younger brothers in December 1914. Hyman knew Hebrew, and had a fair command of German, Russian, Yiddish and Polish. He enrolled in the public school in Chicago. Despite the handicap of learning a new language he went through the first eight grades in two years.Eventually he enrolled at Northwestern University and DePaul University attending both schools from 1918-1921. He graduated and received his license to practice law in 1921 and was a successful trial lawyer in Chicago. In December 1924 he visited Kansas City. He checked into the YMCA and in his room found and read a Gideon Bible. That was the beginning of his conversion and call to ministry.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 62 pages 
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Hawker Hunter in Action - Aircraft No. 121, Ashley, Glenn & Joe Sewell & Don Greer
16 Ashley, Glenn & Joe Sewell & Don Greer Hawker Hunter in Action - Aircraft No. 121
Squadron/Signal Publications 1992 089747273X / 9780897472739 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Joe Sewell 
Oblong magazine in archival sleeve for protection. We ship within 24 hours. Scarce in this condition. See scan of actual book being offered. After WWII there was a need for multi-role aircraft thus the Hawker Hunter was designed. The RAF developed several different types of Hunter. Sweden and the Netherlands looked at the Hunter and models were sold to the Swiss Air Force and the Republic of Singapore, the Jordanian Air Force, Sultan of Oman and Nato were also consumers of this versitle plane. This publication is a must for model builders. There is a center section with color illustations of the various Hunters. "Hawker Aircraft is most famous for its WW2 fighter plane, the Hurricane. After WW2, the British needed something to match the MIG-15. The Hunter was first flown in 1949, but production did not start until 1953 after the Korean War. Just under 2,000 of these multi-role jets were built and served with the Royal Air Force" reviewer. ; Photographs, Drawings; 8.30 X 7.90 X 0.20 inches; 50 pages 
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Journey into Silence (with signed photo of author), Ashley, Jack
17 Ashley, Jack Journey into Silence (with signed photo of author)
The Bodley Head Ltd 1973 0370013840 / 9780370013848 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Has signed photo of author laid in. Clean contents. The first deaf member of Parliment. ; 192 pages; Signed by Author 
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A Moral Military, Axinn, Sidney
18 Axinn, Sidney A Moral Military
Temple University Press 1990 0877227802 / 9780877227809 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
; 0.75 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 230 pages; Should a good soldier ever disobey a direct military order? Are there restrictions on how we fight a war? What is meant by 'military honor', and does it really affect the contemporary soldier? Is human dignity possible under battlefield conditions? Sidney Axinn considers these basic ethical questions within the context of the laws of warfare and answers 'yes' to each of these questions. In this study of the conduct of war, he examines actions that are honorable or dishonorable and provides the first full-length treatment of the military conventions from a philosophical point of view. Axinn gives a philosophical analysis of the 'Laws of Warfare' as found in the Hague and Geneva Conventions, which have been agreed to by almost every nation in the world. The aims of his study are to establish a basic twentieth-century framework for moral military action and to assist military personnel in analyzing their won professional ethic.Stating that moral reasoning is required by people in military uniform in a wide variety of situations, the author examines the question of the limits of military obedience. Axinn argues for the seriousness of the concept of military honor but limits honorable military activity by a strict interpretation of the notion of war crime. Major chapters deal with military honor, prisoners of war, spying, war crimes, the dirty-hands theory of command, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and covert operations. This philosophical study of the line between honorable and dishonorable military action cautions that in compliance with the war conventions professional military personnel and knowledgeable civilians must not lose their moral nerve nor abandon honor to satisfy immoral political requests. Author note: Sidney Axinn is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. 
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A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira, after he turned apostate from the protestant faith to popery. Together with the miserable and woful death of several others, wh have been enemies to the Gospel of Christ, B.H.
19 B.H. A Relation of the Fearful Estate of Francis Spira, after he turned apostate from the protestant faith to popery. Together with the miserable and woful death of several others, wh have been enemies to the Gospel of Christ
London Davies and Booth 1816 First Edition; First Impression Ephemera Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original imprint .Rebound in marble boards with parchment end papers and a beautiful label for title. Some foxing to uneven cut pages. Also the fearful estate and miserable end of John Chill, The Emperor Julian, Henry of Bullen, Henry the Fourth, The late famous French General Marshal Turenne, Latamus, Bishop Gardiner. Other additions to this book include: A Sketch of the Character of the late John Howard, A Short account of the life of The Rev. Timothy Senier, The life of Dr. Samuel Finley late President of New Jersey College. Among English Puritans, the most common and the most feared of Satan's temptations was the temptation to despair, the loss of hope in one's own salvation. Perhaps the most widely-known example of despair in the sixteenth and seventeenth century was the case of an Italian lawyer Francis Spira. In 1548, Spira converted to Lutheranism and began to spread the Lutheran message to others. Under pressure from the Catholic Church, however, he renounced his Protestant faith. He then became convinced that he was a reprobate, destined for hell. The story of Spira spread throughout Europe, surfacing in sermons and treatises dealing with despair. In England, an account of Spira's case by a first-hand witness, Matteo Gribalde, appeared in 1550. The most influential English account of Spira, however, was written by Nathaniel Bacon in 1638. Bacon's Fearefull Estate of Francis Spira, based on the original Latin records, became an instant best-seller and was reissued ten times in England and eight times in the American colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. For anti-Puritans, Spira's case exemplified the dangers of the Calvinist teachings of predestination and human corruption. Puritans, however, empathized with Spira, seeing Spira's condition as simply an extreme example of the experience of all godly Christians. Rare works. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 80 pages 
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Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery, BAILEY,Hamilton and BISHOP,W.J.
20 BAILEY,Hamilton and BISHOP,W.J. Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery
London H.K. Lewis & Co 1946 Second Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Orange cover has soiling, contents clean. Fully indexed. Has photos of famous doctors thorugh the ages and the speciality they pursued. Scarce. Henry Hamilton Bailey (1 October 1894 25 March 1961)[1] was a British surgeon. Bailey became one of the most influential authors of surgical textbooks in the 20th century; when publishing, and perhaps for much of his working life, he dropped his first name, becoming Hamilton Bailey. He was a pioneer in the use of illustrations and photographs in surgical textbooks. (Wikipedia); Illustrations and Photos; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 202 pages 
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