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


Click on Book Title to view full description

Pictorial History of the Flying Tigers (Author Signed), Pistole, Larry M
81 Pistole, Larry M Pictorial History of the Flying Tigers (Author Signed)
Publishers' Group West 1981 0686323785 / 9780686323785 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Tan cover with silver lettering. Minor chips to dust. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. History and Photos throughout. Extensive appendix and bibliography included. Scarce if not rare. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 261 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 125.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Ramage's Signal, Pope, Dudley
82 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
The Scottish Chiefs  A Romance, Porter, Jane Miss
83 Porter, Jane Miss The Scottish Chiefs A Romance
Hartford Conn Andrus, Judd 1835 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
An Original 1835 printing, not a rebind or reprint. Leather boards with gilt print and design, professionally refurbished and binding is tight and contents very clean. All the books within the one volume have complete contents. This is the full five volumes in three bound into one book. Book one complete with image (engraving by scheyer of N.Y.) of Wm. Wallace and title page and includes preface thru pg. 240 with notes. Vol 2 also begins with an engraving by Scheyer of N.Y. of man carrying women. Complete with title page and 238 pages including notes, Volume 3 has 246 pages including notes. Miss Jane Porter (17 January 1776 – 24 May 1850) was a Scottish historical novelist, dramatist and literary figure. Porter is considered to have "crafted and pioneered many of the narrative tools most commonly associated with both the national tale and the historical novel." Her 1810 work The Scottish Chiefs, about William Wallace, one of the earliest examples of the historical novel, was very successful and the French version was banned by Napoleon). It has remained popular with Scottish children. Book is 6 inches tall, 3.75 inch wide, and 2.5 inches thick. Very good condition, but leather binding shows some cracking. Rare in this condition. ; Five Volumes in Three, Leather Binding, Bound in one Book; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 249.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
A short, short story of Adams County, Indiana, Quinn, French
84 Quinn, French A short, short story of Adams County, Indiana
Berne, Indiana [Adams Post No. 43, American Legion of Decatur, Ind 1937 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cloth. Binding tight and contents clean. History of Adams County from 1747. Excellent reference. Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 142 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
85 Rattermann, H. A.; Tolzmann, Don Heinrich A German Regiment Among the French Auxiliary Troops of the American Revolutionary War H. A. Rattermann's History
Clearfield Co 1999 0806349107 / 9780806349107 Various Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
Green booklet looks new. Very clean contents. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.While it is widely known that German soldiers from Hesse (Hessians) fought on the British side of the American Revolution, it is less well known that among our French allied forces were a number of German units. For example, more than half of the 300 men recruited in France by Lafayette in 1779 hailed from Alsace-Lorraine and southwestern Germany. According to one authority, it is possible that the German enrollment in the French cause may have equaled the figure of 30,000 ascribed to Germans among the British forces. One such unit of German soldiers was the Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken, or Deux-Ponts, led by Prince Christian von Zweibrucken. The Royal German Regiment Zweibrucken is the focal point of this publication, which is based upon a heretofore unpublished manuscript by H.A. Rattermann found among the papers in the Rattermann Collection at the University of Illinois-Urbana by the noted German-American authority, Don Heinrich Tolzmann, who also edited the manuscript for publication. Rattermann's account follows Prince Zweibrucken and his charges from April 15, 1780, when they sailed for America. After landing in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11, Zweibrucken's unit encamped at various places in New England. During the spring and summer of the following year, Deux-Ponts was instrumental in launching feint attacks against British General Henry Clinton's forces in New York, while a large American army was beginning to amass against Cornwallis in Virginia. The German unit eventually arrived in Williamsburg on September 26, 1781, and from October 14-17, contributed to the U.S. victory at Yorktown--ironically by fighting directly opposite Hessian forces. Augmenting the account of Prince Zweibrucken's auxiliary forces are an extensive bibliography devoted to the German role in the Revolution, an itemization of a handful of other German allied units, and a clarifying Introduction and Conclusion on the German and German-American presence in this great conflict. Dr. Tolzmann has made a valuable contribution to the literature of the American War for Independence by bringing this manuscript to the light of day. Scarce. ; 0.3 x 8.2 x 5.3 Inches; 60 pages 
Price: 18.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Au Service Du Peuple, Ousmane Thiane SAR, 30 Novembre 1919-12 Novembre 1953, Sar, Ousmane Thiane
86 Sar, Ousmane Thiane Au Service Du Peuple, Ousmane Thiane SAR, 30 Novembre 1919-12 Novembre 1953
Dakar 1953 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
French translation. Autobiography of the famous commissioner of the province. There is an inscription in front to "Carl Nartindell (sp?) dated 2-9-1980. The signers signature is hard to read as the inscription is in French. Very Rare. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Wines of the World, Simon, Andre L. (Editor)
87 Simon, Andre L. (Editor) Wines of the World
New York McGraw Hill 1968 1st Edition Thus; Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
1968 Hardcover has Red cloth cover with gold print. Slipcase has wine bottles in rack. Looks never read. André Simon (28 February 1877 – 5 September 1970) was a French-born wine merchant, gourmet, and prolific writer about wine. Hugh Johnson describes him as "the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years"; Photos, Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 719 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
SHOT DOWN  The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth, Snyder, Steve
88 Snyder, Steve SHOT DOWN The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
Sea Breeze Publishing LLC 2014 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
This book is inscribed on the Title Page- "It is our duty to remember" and signed by the author. The author was the son of the pilot of the B-17 Susan Ruth that was shot down over the Belgian/French Border during World War II. It is about the crew and the brave people that hid them from the Germans. Howard Snyder the pilot joined the French Resistance to help fight the Nazis. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Fourth Infantry "Ivy" Division, Staff, Division Association
89 Staff, Division Association Fourth Infantry "Ivy" Division
Paducah, KY Turner 1987 0938021540 / 9780938021544 Limited Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Green leatherlike cover with gilt print. Limited edition #728 of 1000. Scarce if not rare. Looks new. Numerous photos of the men then and now with short bio's. Historical information of the war's in which the Division served from WWI through Vietnam and Iraq.. The 4th Division was organized at Camp Greene, North Carolina on 10 December 1917 under the command of Maj. Gen. George H. Cameron. It was here they adopted their distinctive insignia, the four ivy leaves. The ivy leaf came from the Roman numerals for four (IV) and signified their motto "Steadfast and Loyal". The division was organized as part of the United States buildup following the Declaration of War on 6 April 1917 and the entry of the United States into the war on the side of the British and French. ; Photographs, ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 148 pages 
Price: 189.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Nouvelles Americaines, Stowe, Harriet Beecher, M. Alphonse Viollet
90 Stowe, Harriet Beecher, M. Alphonse Viollet Nouvelles Americaines
Paris, France Adolphe Delahays 1855 French Edition; Various Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback, Written in French. This is the original 1855 paperback edition published in Paris. Not a reprint. Cover soiled. Paper browning due to age otherwise clean. hinges cracking, but not loose. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Contains a large catalog of 60 pages in back of book titled "Extrait Du Catalogue de la Librairie A Prix reduits de Adolphe Delahays" Looks like a listing of Delahays books along with prices.Rare. 
Price: 69.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
The Last of the Giants  ., Sulzberger, C.L.
91 Sulzberger, C.L. The Last of the Giants .
New York Macmillan 1971 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Printing stated. Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (French: [?a?l d? gol] (About this sound listen); 22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French general and statesman who led the French Resistance against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France. In 1958, he came out of retirement when appointed Prime Minister of France by President René Coty. He was asked to rewrite the Constitution of France and founded the Fifth Republic after approval by referendum. He was elected President of France later that year, a position he was reelected to in 1965 and held until his resignation in 1969. He was the dominant figure of France during the Cold War era, and his memory continues to influence French politics. Born in Lille, he graduated from Saint-Cyr in 1912. He was a decorated officer of the First World War, wounded several times, and later taken prisoner at Verdun. During the interwar period, he advocated mobile armoured divisions. During the German invasion of May 1940, he led an armoured division which counterattacked the invaders; he was then appointed Undersecretary for War. Refusing to accept his government's armistice with Germany, De Gaulle exhorted the French population to resist occupation and to continue the fight in his Appeal of 18 June. He led a government in exile and the Free French Forces against the Axis. (wiki) ; De Gaulle; Photographs 
Price: 29.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Das Schwarzwaldbuch.  . (Text is in German with English And French Photo Names/Discriptions)., Sutter, Otto Ernst.
92 Sutter, Otto Ernst. Das Schwarzwaldbuch. . (Text is in German with English And French Photo Names/Discriptions).
Stuttgart, Germany Verlag. 1961 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
White cover with blue spine and black lettering. Very clean book. Mylar dust cover. Written in German text. Scarce. ; Mit Einer Einfuhrung Von Otto Ernst Sutter; Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
93 Tremblay, Francois (Directeur) William Hugh Coverdale, Collectionneur
Ottawa, Canada Musee Regional Laure Conan 1979 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Written in French. This booklet looks to be a documentary of items donated to the government of Qubec from Hugh Coverdale. "l'esemble de sa collection fut achete en 1968 par le governement du Qubec a l'exception d'une certaine quantite d'objets, de toiles et de gravures qui sont propriete des Musees nationaux et de la Canada Steamship Lines." Also, "chronolgie de Pointe-au-Pic (ManoirRicheliue), et de Tadoussac (Hotel). Rare. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
94 Wray, Christopher Art Nouveau Lamps & Fixtures of James Hinks & Son
New York Arch Cape Press 1989 0517678837 / 9780517678831 Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Excellent condition. Fantastic illustrated plates of lamps and fixtures. Was originally published in 1907 as Electric Fittings by the Manufacture of James Hinks and Son Ltd., Birmingham, England. Wikipedia says of Art Nouveau: "Art Nouveau ([a? nu vo], anglicised /'??t nu?v?u/) is an international movement[2] and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).[3] The name 'Art nouveau' is French for 'new art', it is also known as Jugendstil, German for 'youth style', named after the magazine Jugend, which promoted it, and in Italy, Stile Liberty from the department store in London, Liberty & Co., which popularized the style. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms.[4] Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.[5]Art Nouveau's fifteen-year peak was most strongly felt throughout Europe—from Glasgow to Moscow to Spain—but its influence was global. Hence, it is known in various guises with frequent localized tendencies.[6] In France, Hector Guimard's metro entrances shaped the landscape of Paris and Emile Gallé was at the center of the school of thought in Nancy. Victor Horta had a decisive impact on architecture in Belgium.[7] Magazines like Jugend helped spread the style in Germany, especially as a graphic artform, while the Vienna Secessionists influenced art and architecture throughout Austria-Hungary. Art Nouveau was also a movement of distinct individuals such as Gustav Klimt, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Alfons Mucha, René Lalique, Antoni Gaudí and Louis Comfort Tiffany, each of whom interpreted it in their own individual manner.[8][9]Although Art Nouveau fell out of favor with the arrival of 20th-century modernist styles,[10] it is seen today as an important bridge between the historicism of Neoclassicism and modernism.[9] Furthermore, Art Nouveau monuments are now recognized by UNESCO on their World Heritage List as significant contributions to cultural heritage.[11] The historic center of Riga, Latvia, with "the finest collection of art nouveau buildings in Europe", was inscribed on the list in 1997 in part because of the "quality and the quantity of its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture",[12] and four Brussels town houses by Victor Horta were included in 2000 as "works of human creative genius" that are "outstanding examples of Art Nouveau architecture brilliantly illustrating the transition from the 19th to the 20th century in art, thought, and society."[1] It later influenced psychedelic art that flourished in the 1960s and 1970s"Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Scarce. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
An Anthology of French Lyric Poetry, Young, Charles Edmund
95 Young, Charles Edmund An Anthology of French Lyric Poetry
Benj. H. Sanborn and Co. 1925 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover gold print. Clean contents. Has former owners name in front. End papers beginning to yellow from age.Written in French.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
< PREV  1 2 3 4   5  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com