Hard to Find and Rare Books

 Americana, Local History, Genealogy, Religion, Military

 Author Signed, First Editions, and others! 

Quick Search

Book Number
Advanced Search
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
A Book Legacy

Promote Your Page Too
Sign Up Today for Newsletter and Discounts!

Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
Browse By Category
African American
Books On Books
Business- See Scholarly

View Other Categories

Browse Category

Click on Book Title to view full description

21 Moore, Edmund E. The Benjamin Moore Family Of Burlington County, N.j.
Woodbury, N. J. Gloucester County Historical Society 1982 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Excellent work of the Moore Family that came to America in 1682 sailing on the Amity from Downs, England with families from places like Northamptonshire. Another famous family on this ship that settled along with the Moores were the Haines and Borton families. Fully indexed. Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 279 pages 
Price: 74.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Historic New Port, Newport Chamber of Commerce
22 Newport Chamber of Commerce Historic New Port
Newport, R.I. Newport Chamber of Commerce 1933 First Edition; Various Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover with paper inset of The Brick Market House. Cover has chips around edges. Contents clean and tight. Historic book is now in archival protective sleeve. Newport is a city set on Aquidneck Island in the New England state of Rhode Island. Its yacht-filled harbor hosted the America’s Cup, a renowned annual sailing regatta, for many years. Newport is also known for the Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Avenue, some of which are now museums. The most famous is The Breakers, an 1895 mansion patterned after a Renaissance palace.; Wood block print; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 17.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment Fourth Edition  Pub. No. 226, No Author Listed
23 No Author Listed Handbook of Magnetic Compass Adjustment Fourth Edition Pub. No. 226
Washington, D.C. Defense Mapping Agency HydrographicTopographic Center 1980 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Endpaper and title page has some damage to top right corner but all printing is OK. Remainder of book looks new. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Ramage's Signal, Pope, Dudley
24 Pope, Dudley Ramage's Signal
Wm Collins & Sons & Co 1980 043637739X / 9780436377396 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
The Calypso and her captain, Lord Nicholas Ramage, venture further into the French-dominated waters of the Mediterranean on an Admiralty mission to sink, burn, and destroy. Aiming to confuse and distract the enemy, Ramage and his men find themselves isolated and outnumbered as they take on the might of Napoleon's fleet. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266 pages 
Price: 8.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, Prescott, William Hickling
25 Prescott, William Hickling History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella
Heritage Press 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Lima De Preitas 
Green spine with red label. Illustrated cover. Map endpapers. Slipcase shows soiling and sunning. "Ferdinand and Isabella were the monarchs whose marriage created the union of Castile and Aragon which formed the Kingdom of Spain . Because of their religious zeal, they became known as the "Catholic monarchs." A popular tradition, partly corroborated by documents, credits Jewish and Converso courtiers with a primary role in arranging the marriage contract concluded in 1469 between Isabella, heiress to the crown of Castile, and Ferdinand, prince of Aragon" Review. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
In Harm's Way  The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors, Stanton, Doug
26 Stanton, Doug In Harm's Way The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Henry Holt and Company 2001 1567317979 / 9781567317978 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust jacket look new. Dust in protective mylar cover. Signed by Ensign Harlan Twible one of the survivors. "On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia." The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.(Review) In July 1945, Ensign Twible served as a gunnery officer on the USS Indianapolis. The ship had just delivered the atomic bomb and was sailing home when it was attacked by a Japanese submarine. Twible recounted "We were under secret orders, so nobody knew we were hit," "The bow was blown off the ship....Here I was, an Ensign, and I had to give the order to abandon ship," Rare work. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
Price: 79.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Count Luckner, the Sea Devil,, Thomas, Lowell
27 Thomas, Lowell Count Luckner, the Sea Devil,
New York Doubleday, Page & Co 1927 First Edition; Various Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Hardcover inscribed and signed by author " May you never have to walk the plank! Lowell Thomas." Blue grey cove shows wear. Torn spot 1/4 inch at top of spine. Pages clean throughout with photos. Rare signed copy. Felix Graf von Luckner (9 June 1881 – 13 April 1966), sometimes called in English Count Luckner, was a German nobleman, naval officer, author, and sailor who earned the epithet Der Seeteufel (the Sea-Devil), and his crew that of Die Piraten des Kaisers (the Emperor's Pirates), for his exploits in command of the sailing commerce raider SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) between 1916 and 1917. (World War 1) ; Photos, Map end papers; 0.3 x 8.9 x 6.4 Inches; 308 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 99.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
The Siemers - Broer family  From Vilsen, Germany to Linn, Kansas, Underwood, Earl F
28 Underwood, Earl F The Siemers - Broer family From Vilsen, Germany to Linn, Kansas
E.F. Underwood 1980 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Buff color with photo of sailing steamer on front. Very clean. Rare history and genealogy of these families . Includes many photos. ; Photographs, maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages 
Price: 59.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Captain James Cook, Villiers, Alan
29 Villiers, Alan Captain James Cook
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Both book and dust look new. "Villiers was an excellent writer and his book is a masterpiece both in laying the foundation for the history into which James Cook sailed as well as in telling the story. An accomplished sailor himself, Villiers writes with an understanding of the subject that translates easily to the reader. His turn of phrase and elegant prose is a joy to read." (reviewer) Alan John Villiers (23 September 1903 – 3 March 1982) was an author, adventurer, photographer and mariner. He wrote 44 books. He was awarded the British Distinguished Service Cross as a Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve during the Second World War. ; 1967-08-02; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
< PREV  1   2  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com