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1 Rand McNally & Co's new official railroad map of the United States and Canada. (This Railway map is copyright Dated 1880 on the map)
Chicago Rand McNally & Co. 1880 First Edition Fair/good Open 113.5 x 70cm, folded 11.5 x 17.5cm. 
Full title "Rand McNally & Co's new official railroad map of the United States and southern Canada. Engraved and printed by Rand McNally & Co. Chicargo. Copyright 1880 by Rand McNally & Co.". Also to right are maps of Atlantic coast states map & some town area maps( Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago, Buffalo / Niagara Falls & Washington, engraved & on enlarged scale. This is a large scale folding Antique rail-road map of the United States and southern Canada, in 40 paper sections on linen making one large map. Condition fair, some added outline colour, outer cover is missing, some splits at folds (linen) and general toning. Torn linen (not paper map) that can be repaired from rear not affecting (or seen) front. Approx Size; unfolded measures 113.5 x 70cm (44 3/4" x 27 1/2" inches), folded 11.5 x 17.5cm ( 7x 4 1/2" inches). Rare map, not sure but could be the 1st edition of this Rand McNally & Co. Map, they made many different maps, The very first Rand McNally rail map appeared in the December 1872 edition of its Railroad Guide and only began publishing educational maps in 1880. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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2 Andrew Young, Illustrated by Charles E. Wadsworth Remembrance & Homage
Maine USA..: The Tidal Press, 1978 Limited Edition 
First Edition. 6 1/2 " x 9 1/4" Approx. one of the limited edition of 1200 copies, In good original d/j +V.G. binding & contents, No cuts,No marks, No inscriptions,No owners names ect ,No bumps, Contents inc. photograhic colour portraitof Young+6 monotypes by Wadsworth,+a rememberance by Leslie Norris, +7 poems by young + 13 poems in homage by others. It will be hard to find a better copy !!!!!! 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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3 Annon ( By James MacPherson ) A Short History of the Opposition During the Last Session of Parliament
Strand, London: T. Cadell, 1779 First Edition 5" x 8 1/4" Approx 
. 58 pages + 4 ( has title page but not page before, poss a half title), unbound in good condition, very tight, NO inscriptions etc, only a very few odd fox dots, most pages very good & clear, (must have been bound as part of a group of seperate items bound in the 18th cent. and recently seperated to be in such good condition) ****** standard postage/packing reduced on this item ******* 
Price: 110.00 GBP
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New York Election Frauds, or Election frauds in New York, The Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives ,Made during the third session of the fortieth Congress 1869  .. Original 1869 Book., Anon, Committees of the House of Representatives
4 Anon, Committees of the House of Representatives New York Election Frauds, or Election frauds in New York, The Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives ,Made during the third session of the fortieth Congress 1869 .. Original 1869 Book.
Washington Washington Government Printing Office 1869 First Edition Full-Leather a/f 15 x 23cm Approx 5.5cm Thick 
viii + supplemental report 149-185 (looks complete) + ( page 1) - 892 pages, pages, Original full tan leather binding , fair, front detached, some minor loss of spine (spine fragile ). Protected in recent brown paper dust cover. Contents Very Good, Clean & tight. 1st blank endpage only at front detached & tatty... 2nd blank front endpage fair/good with edge staining from the original binding of tan leather covers, also to next page/title then all good to rear 2 endpages. Mostly questions and answers with various lists including names & addresses of applicants & witness. Male population of wards of New York City, some with amount of white & coloured inc. Native & Foreign. Comparison of the vote of New York of 1865-'68, and lots more. Supplemental titled "New York Election Frauds" title at top of Supplemental + pages 1 to 892 is "Election Frauds in New York" at time of listing only found a couple listed on the net, in institutions, none listed for sale. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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5 Anon, Govenor Thomas Hutchinson, Lieut. Govenor Oliver , Benjamin Franklin & Others Edited Israel Mauduit The Letters of Governor Hutchinson, and Lieut. Governor Oliver, &, Printed in Boston,and Remarks Thereon. With the Assembly's Address, and the Proceedings of the Lords Committiee of Council. Together with the Substance of Mr. Wedderburn's Speech Etc.
London J. Wilkie 1774 2nd Edition , Corrected ? 13 x 21.5cm Approx 
142 pages + 2 (half title & full title pages) . recently rebound grey, black spine quarter hardback, Condition almost mint, contents very good, one owners signiture on half title " Lord ILCHESTER" other pages almost mint, original page 83/4 missing and bound in are photocopies ( otherwise would be double the price, as you are unlikely to ever find one in better condition) ,on title page there is no author given, though actual letters written by various inc Hutchinson, Oliver, Franklin, Auchemuty, Rogers, Mauduit etc. etc & belived to have been edited by Israel Mauduit. Although is Printed as 2nd edition is in fact can be called a 1st Edition ,as it contains so much more than the 1st edition Also it is thought the letters and publication were secured & released by Benjamin Franklin who was living in London at the time & most interestingly at same period met & became a good friend of Thetford born Thomas Paine who he talked into emigrating & gave letters of introduction for when Paine arrived in America, It is not known if Paine saw the letters or had a hand in this or the furore that this had in England & America, but a very interesting thought. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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6 Armour, Richard, Illustrated by Susan Perl Through Darkest Adolescence
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1963 Signed/dedicated by Author
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 8" Approx. 183pages +unclipped dust jacket that has small bits missing,mostly at edges/corners ect.Binding good .Contents as new. 1st title page has a AUTHOR SIGNED & DEDICATED inscription. for Christmas 1963.(pos to his parents)?? "For B*******& Ernie, to help them undestand ******& N****"friends", from Peg & Dick.with all good wishes of thier ex adolescent, (Signed) Richard Armour Christmas 1963 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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7 Brown, Charles Brockden Edgar Huntley or the Sleep Walker
London Richard Bentley 1849 
RARE early edition, 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" Approx. One of the Earliest American Novelists , Born in Philadelphia 17th Jan 1771 Died 22nd.Feb 1809, Illusration at front is foxed, In what appears to be the Original brown printers paper covers, a little rubbed and corners bumped as you would expect, two of the 16 page introduction are still uncut, 258 pages, a rare early American novel that does not contain bits of other authors books. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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8 Burgoyne, John. i.e General John Burgoyne . The Heiress. A comedy in five acts.
London Privately Printed, printed for J. Debrett, 1786 Privately Printed First Edition Hard Back 13 x 21.5cm Approx 
Half Title page + Title page + 112 pages (including dedication, preface, prologue & list of the cast pages & Epilogue rear). Original hardback Binding, mottled boards, leather spine, poor, well rubbed, rear detached, front just hanging on. Contents fair, some staining etc last page some edge loss, tear etc. All text complete and is easy to read. contains 2 early owner names, one top inside front endpage, & top Title page. J. Burgoyne is best known as General Burgoyne (Gentleman Johnny)as during the American Revolution (War of Independence), his defeat /surrender at Saratoga ended a military and/or political career. The Play/book is dedicated to Lord Derby who later married Elizabeth Farren the actress who played Lady Emily & read the Epilogue (and is listed in the cast page). 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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9 Butler, B. C. (Benjamin Clapp Butler ) The summer tourist; descriptive of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co's railroads, and their Summer resorts! Season of 1880
General Passenger Department, Delaware and Hudson Canal 1880 First Edition Unbound Good 12 x 18cm. Approx 
180 pages + 28 pages of adverts, many illustrations within the text & 10 full page illustrations. Condition Good & clean, no inscriptions, 1st advert front is detached. Lacks the binding. old strip of paper glued to last page by spine covering last letter of 3 lines only. Very Rare. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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10 Cable, George W. The Creoles of Louisiana
London & Ediburgh Nimmo 1885 First Edition 
Basicly Good. First Edition. 15 x 20.5cm.approx. with more than 43 illustrations,good red & gilt covers ,coat of arms of Newport grammer school in gilt to front cover, & awarded prize "Newport grammer school" 1897. in good condition with marbled end pages 320 pages . 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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11 Clarke, Hall, Compiled by M. St. Clair Clarke & David A. Hall for the United States Congress Cases of Contested Elections in Congress from the year 1789 to 1834
Washington printed by Gales and Seaton for the United States Congress 1834 First Edition Full-Leather a/f 14.5 x 23cm Approx 6.5cm Thick 
1025 pages, Original full tan leather binding, fair, front detached, some loss of spine, some staining. Contents fair, i.e. a good reading copy, lacks front blank end-page, easy to read, about half the pages very good, clean & tight, but there is quiet a few pages with some minor staining of foxing, and a few corner folds. owner name " C. G. Chapman " to a couple of pages inc. Title page As a small but thick & heavy book, there will be surcharge for sending outside the U.K. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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12 Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage (Episode of American Civel war)
London William Heinemann 1896 A Hard Back 
5 " x 7 1/2" Approx. The Pioneer series 1st uk edition was Nov 1895, 2nd was Jan 1896, 3/4/5 & this 6th were all published in Feb 1896..194 pages+7 at front inc colour pioneer edition page+16 pages of publishers ads at rear.Original Green binding is good .Contents NO major faults ,a little foxing to endpapers , 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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13 Emma Rayner, Illustrated by George Gibbs The Dilemma of Engeltie
Boston: L. C. Page, 1911 First Edition Signed/dedicated by Author
. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" Approx. 403 pages+ 8 to front & 4publshers ads to rear.Original Green/gilt covers with coloured picture pasted to front. some light staining to spine/corner and light rubbing at corners. .Contents very good and clean. to the front endpaper in ink is a small author signed dedication "For the Mayflower Tercentenary Memorial Library. From yours very truly Emma Rayner" **there were various Mayflower Tercentenary Memorial Library's set up at the time in different parts of America and possibly in some American based buildings in Europe. allmost all have now been incorporated within exsisting Library's or disposed of over the years and unfortunatly it does not state where this Library was.But it does add an interesting peice of social history to the book. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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14 Geoffrey Moore American Literature and the American Imagination
Hull University of Hull 1964 First Edition 
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 6 1/2". INAUGURAL LECTURE , 24pages , orig green paperback,very good , ,no inscriptions,no bent pages, allmost as new. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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15 Hayden Coffin, Illustrated by John Hassall +photos Hayden Coffin's Book Packed with Acts and Facts.
London Aston Rivers / I,A, Lewis, 1930 First Edition With Signed Letter
First Edition. 6" x 8 3/4" Approx. this book contains a glued in SIGNED letter (on Savage Club paper)from Coffin dated16th may 1935 (died 9th dec 1935 aged 73) . 303 pages+36 plates mostly photos of actors, inc 2 small (on 1 plate) of Salt Lake City 1930 &from Prospect Hill in 1892.+ John Hassall ills are in the text.Original blue binding with gilt lettering is good except spine that does have a little wear and1/4"tear at top,Contents O.K. except for signed letter and envelope (name/adress only) all hand writen by Coffin, glued to front & a few relevent newspaper cuttings inc one glued in rear mentioned in signed letter at front. A facinating 1st hand history/recollations of his life in the Theatre as Actor/singer from about 1880s,inc touring England ,South Africa in 1910, the U.S.A .in1892/3 with the Lillian Russell Opera Company ,and his parts in a few early films .and much much more. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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16 Hayden, Prof. F.V. Hayden The Great West: Its Attractions and Resources. Containing A Popular Description of the Marvelous Scenery, Physical Geography, Fossils and Glaciers of This Wonderful Region; and the Recent Explorations in the Yellowstone Park, "The Wonderland of America"
Bloomington, ILL Charles R. Brodix 1880 First Edition, sold only by Subscription Decorative Cloth Hard Back 17 x 25.5cm. Aprox 
528 pages + 27 illustrations / maps. Binding Original decorative embossed cover/spine in fair/good condition, some rubbing, mostly to edges. binding partly not connected to contents. Contents mostly good & clean, there are some staining to the two illustrations & title page at front. Within book the odd corner fold, or minor mark, no major faults, noticed no owner names etc.& still contains blank endpages front & rear. lists 28 pages of maps & illustrations, this lacks the Shoshone Falls illustration, all other present & in good condition. Prof. Hayden a United States geologist, almost 30 years in scientific exploration & surveys in the west. so includes information for travelers, Climate, health, mining, husbandry, education, the red Indians, Mormonism, the Chinese, Homesteads, pre-emption, land & mining laws, some history, geography, geology, including Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Texas, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, The Yosemite & Alaska. How to get government land and lots more. Hayden was possibly the west's most respected geological explorers of the 1860's & 70's . Therefore this is one of the best factual books of the period as the information is first hand by an expert/explorer who toured the area/ unlike other books of the period who either just did the one trip or just used lots of diff sources some incorrect. Heavy book so email re excess postage if outside the UK 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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17 Holmes, Oliver Wendell & James M. Bugbee, Illustrated by H.M. Stephenson Grandmother's Story of Bunker - Hill Battle, as She Saw it from The Belfry ;1775-1875 Memorial
Boston James R. Osgood & Co 1875 First Edition 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" Appox. 
rare original 1st Edition,16 pages illustrated throughout, centenary Memorial to the Bunker-hill battle of June 17th 1775.with the Original Grey Fully illustrated paper covers, (inside rear is part of a poem "The Crossed Swords" by Rev. Dr. N.L. Frothingham) covers are mostly detached with centre fold, some nicks/loss to edges and torn with tape to front cover. Contents it states the 4 page poem is written expressly for this memorial, and not intended for publication elsewhere ,and the publishers request it not to be copied or reprinted. the poem has illustrations to both sides and top of each page. the rest (12pages) is a detailed history of the lead up and detailed account of the battle by James M Bugbee, including 20 illustrations within/around the text. Condition fold to centre, some minor staining and nicks to edges, and 1/2"tear to one edge. NO inscriptions. This is what i believe to be the rare Genuine Memorial 1st edition that was then copied / added to by other publishers. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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18 Hows, John A.+ Orig.poems By Alfred B, Street, Illustrated by Bobbett & Hooper Forest Pictures in the Adirondacks
New York James G. Gregory 540 Broadway 1865 First Edition A Hard Back 
First Edition. 6 3/4" x 9" Approx. 63 pages, 16 full page ills. very good throughout. original binding blue embossed boards with embossed decorative title & leaves to front and rear , decorative gilt title to spine. Contents very good & tight minor foxing to read end pages (plain pages), with gilt edges to pages (top/side/base) there are NO ink inscriptions/writing or bookplates or other additions 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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19 Johnson, Robert Wayne Through the Heart of the South, the Seaboard Air Line Railway Story
Erin / North York , Canada Boston Mills Press / Stoddart Publishing 1995 1-55046-144-3 / 9781550461442 First Edition Very Good 22.5 x 29.5cm Approx 
160 glossy pages,with lots of B/w illustrations most from antique photographs, .Hardback brown buckram covers condition fine, Dust Jacket Very Good & not price clipped, Contents Fine with no inscriptions, Robert Johnson's unbeatable book on the Seaboard railroad, born in '39 now a judge,but much earlier he worked for the line in his vacations while growing up as his father & Grandfather worked on the Line & it was always part of his life & upbringing . note railway name & has nothing to do with Aeroplane's & it is just great fully illustrated book on the Railway , printed on gloss style paper, Looks unread with no sign's of use. *** as weight is approx 1 liko, surcharge to outside U.K, ... Europe 3 & other inc USA 8 airmail (or very Slow surface/ship Europe 2 & other inc USA 5) also outside UK if you wish to be insured + 3.50,, all outside UK please email 1st. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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20 Marryat , Capt. (Frederick) Diary in America (with Remarks on Its Institutions )
Paris A and W Galignani and Co 1839 First Edition Hard Back 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Approx 
Approx. 345pages.Original rubbed mottled Binding lacks spine and covers are detached with title page torn in 2 with no loss, Contents fair /good & tight , small coat of arms +Sidney on 1st title page. Some light foxing , but mainly to front/rear, No inscriptions . basically needs rebinding. a fascinating book from a famous English authors tour around America in the 1830s,covering many subjects inc the Army, Slavery, Law, Religion, Native Indians, Societies, Lynch Law, ect. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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