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In Service to American Pharmacy The Professional Life of William Procter, Jr.
1 In Service to American Pharmacy The Professional Life of William Procter, Jr.
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press 1992 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new in shrink wrap. Rare.The position of the pharmacist in the structure of health care in the United States evolved during the middle half of the 19th century, roughly from the founding of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1821 to the passage of meaningful pharmaceutical legislation in the 1870s. Higby examines the professional life of William Procter, Jr., generally regarded as the “Father of American Pharmacy,” and follows the development of American pharmacy through four decades of Procter’s professional commitment to the field. 
Price: 11.97 USD
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2 Adams, Andy A Texas Matchmaker
Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1904 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by e. boyd smith 
Riverside press. Cover shows wear, but nicely illustrated. Rare work. ; 355 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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New York, NY Vantage Press 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
By author of Stories of the Western Plains. Green cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. Inscribed by author. Rare.; Author Signed; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.97 USD
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Keuka College  a history, Africa, Philip A
4 Africa, Philip A Keuka College a history
Judson Press 1974 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Green cloth with gold print. Looks almost new. Keuka College is an independent, liberal arts-based, four-year, residential, coeducational college that emphasizes experiential learning as well as career and pre-professional education. Founded in 1890, the school is located in Keuka Park, on the shores of Keuka Lake in the U.S. state of New York's Finger Lakes region. Since the early 2000s, Keuka has also become a major educational provider in the Pacific Rim, with more than 3,000 students pursuing Keuka degrees at partner universities in China and Vietnam. Keuka College was founded in 1890 by George Harvey Ball (1819-1907), who envisioned a college that would provide a high-level education to all deserving students, regardless of economic background. As a brochure produced in 1891 attested: Keuka College was “pre-eminently, for the common people…With ample endowment,” the brochure continued, “it will raise an army of...superior men and women who shall bring strength to the nation and help to humanity.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages 
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Fighting for the Confederacy  The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, Alexander, Edward Porter, Gary W. Gallagher
5 Alexander, Edward Porter, Gary W. Gallagher Fighting for the Confederacy The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander
57025 The University of North Carolina Press 1989 0807818488 / 9780807818480 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Editor, Gary W. Gallagher inscribed and signed bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Book looks new. Rare. ; 1.81 x 9.6 x 6.53 Inches; 692 pages; ; Signed by Editor 
Price: 57.97 USD
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Black history; past and present (Author Signed), Allen, James E
6 Allen, James E Black history; past and present (Author Signed)
Exposition Press 1971 0682473227 / 9780682473224 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed to "Frederick Douglass, James Egert Allen" on end paper. This may be the grandson of the famous Frederick Augustus Douglass an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman who lived in the late 1800's. Endpapers have discoloration from age. Dust has some small tears and spotting. (See Scan) Excellent historical information about notable African American people in history. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare signed copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
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Covered Bridges of the Northeast, Allen, Richard Sanders
7 Allen, Richard Sanders Covered Bridges of the Northeast
The Stephen Greene Press 1957 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
A compliation of covered bridges in northeast (Massachusetts, N.Y., Maine, Conn., R.I., Vermont, NJ, and New Hampshire with history and photos. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 121 pages 
Price: 10.77 USD
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8 Alspach, Russell K Irish poetry, from the English invasion to 1798,
H. Milford, Oxford University Press 1943 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
This book contains Irish poetry from the English invasion of 1167 to the eighteenth century. 139 pages and fully indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 
Price: 12.90 USD
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Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776-1861, Ambler, Charles H.
9 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
10 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 
Price: 79.97 USD
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11 Andrews, Charles M.; Johnson, Allen The Fathers of New England A Chronicle of the Puritan Commonwealths
New Haven CT Yale University Press 1921 1354306503 / 9781354306505 Roosevelt Edition; First Impression Flexible leather Good with no dust jacket 
1921 edition. Flexible leather cover of Roosevelt Edition with gold lettering. Map included. Scarce.; The Chronicles of America Series; Vol. 6; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 7.17 USD
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Juana, a Spanish girl in central Texas, Andrus, Pearl
12 Andrus, Pearl Juana, a Spanish girl in central Texas
Waco, TX Texian Press 1986 Second Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover, gold print. Dust has small tears and chips, but now in mylar protective cover. " Defying Comanche captors, she survives- a beautiful, dynamic, compassionate woman in early Texas." Rare signed copy of Texana. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 135 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 87.38 USD
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The Lincoln Reader, Angle, Paul M.
13 Angle, Paul M. The Lincoln Reader
Rutgers University Press 1947 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
First Edition. Signed by 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. ; Photographs; 8.50 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 592 pages; Signed by Editor 
Price: 74.97 USD
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Englewood Coloring Book, Appleton, Dan
14 Appleton, Dan Englewood Coloring Book
New London, N.H. Country Press 1976 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Author 
Scenes from Englewood Florida made into a coloring book for children. Beach, Parks, Fish House, WENG radio station building, Marina, Canal Homes, etc. Some browing to cover. Scarce if not Rare local historical work. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 29.97 USD
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Grunt  A Pictorial Report  on the US Infantry's  Gear  and Life During the Vietnam War- 1965-1975, Arques, Antonio
15 Arques, Antonio Grunt A Pictorial Report on the US Infantry's Gear and Life During the Vietnam War- 1965-1975
Andrea Press 2014 849665849X / 9788496658493 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Book and dust look new. Dust in mylar protective cover. ""Grunt" is an outstanding reference book. The author has gone to exhaustive lengths to create a comprehensive catalog of the uniforms, equipment, weapons, and daily life of the U.S. Infantry during the Vietnam War. This book is packed with excellent close-up photographs of nearly every item used by American foot soldiers during the conflict, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. The text and photo captions are extremely informative." Reviewer. "This is an amazing compilation! One fantastic reference work! Its covers literally everything, just as it says it does. I suppose that my one criticism is the fact that it deals almost entirely with the US Army and all of its gear, equipment and life of an Army grunt in Nam" Reviewer. Scarce in this condition.; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 456 pages 
Price: 199.97 USD
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Speak Ill of the Living  (Author Signed), Arsenault, Mark
16 Arsenault, Mark Speak Ill of the Living (Author Signed)
Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen Press 2005 1590581393 / 9781590581391 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Author signed. Beautiful book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Shamus Award Nominee. Everybody thought the banker surprised by car-jackers was dead and buried until a photograph of him taken by his captors turns up. If the banker is alive, then whose ashes are buried in his grave? Eddie's chase after the story takes him across many neighborhoods of his home and crime beat, Lowell, Massachusetts, and deep into his own famiy's dark secrets. What he hears are the echoes of a forgotten crime. What he finds are bodies blocking his path.... Someone is killing off his sources. High tension, dark doings, and a real surprise mark this exciting novel. Rare. ; 1.02 x 8.66 x 5.59 Inches; 256 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
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Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865, Arthur W. Bergeron Jr.
17 Arthur W. Bergeron Jr. Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861-1865
Louisiana State University Press 1989 0807114960 / 9780807114964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Cream colored cover with gilt print. Dust now in mylar cover. In Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., examines the 111 artillery, cavalry, and infantry divisions that Louisiana furnished to the Confederate armies. For each unit, he provides a brief account of its combat activities and lists the outfits' field officers, the companies in each regiment or battalion, and the names of company commanders. A comprehensive index helps locate the hundreds of officers and military subdivisions mentioned in the guide. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 229 pages 
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The Beatles memorabilia price guide, Augsburger, Jeff
18 Augsburger, Jeff The Beatles memorabilia price guide
United States Branyan Press 1988 First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cover is black with Beatles memorabilia on the front. With black lettering. Great color and black and white images of Beatles memorabilia. ; B&W and color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 239 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
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Wit and Humor of the Pennsylvania Germans  A Collection of Anecdotes, Stories, and Witticisms -- Some Old, Some New, Aurand, A. Monroe
19 Aurand, A. Monroe Wit and Humor of the Pennsylvania Germans A Collection of Anecdotes, Stories, and Witticisms -- Some Old, Some New
Harrisburg, PA Privately Printed by The Aurand Press 1946 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Brown booklet with black print. Some wear to cover edge. Now in archival sleeve. here is a wealth of material on all phases of farm, home, school, church, and sex life of the Pennsylvania Germans. This is one such collection of these popular stories, anecdotes and witticisms. Some of these stories are old enough to vote; others are more or less new, some having been developed from "material at hand" - based on actual happenings. This collection is published especially to provide entertainment not only for those who are up and around and have use of all their faculties, but also represents a "good will" intent toward the many who are shut-ins in private homes and hospitals. Here's to more good laughs! ; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 32 pages 
Price: 4.97 USD
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Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World, Aurand, A. Monroe Jr.
20 Aurand, A. Monroe Jr. Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World
Lancaster, PA The Aurand Press 1938 First Impression Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
This booklet is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Paperback may indicate a booklet, phamplet, tract or book.Bundling, or tarrying, is the traditional practice of wrapping two people in a bed together, usually as a part of courting behavior. The tradition is thought to have originated either in the Netherlands or in the British Isles and later became common in colonial United States,[1][2] especially in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Some Nebraska Amish may still practice it. When used for courtship, the aim is to allow intimacy without sexual intercourse. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages 
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