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1 ABERNETHY, Alonzo [comp.]. Dedication of Monuments Erected by the State of Iowa, commemorating the death, suffering and valor of her soldiers on the battlefields of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Shiloh, and in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville. November Twelfth to Twenty-Sixth, Nineteen Hundred And Six.
Des Moines: Emory H. English, State Printer, 1908. 1908 
27 cm. 301 pp. 29 plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps. Half gilt-and-blind-stamped morocco over tan cloth, deckled edges; extremities worn. Good. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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The Jubilee of the Constitution. A discourse delivered at the request of the New York Historical Society, in the city of New York, on Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1839; being the fifteenth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as president of the United States, on Thursday, the 30th of April, 1789., ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848).
2 ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848). The Jubilee of the Constitution. A discourse delivered at the request of the New York Historical Society, in the city of New York, on Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1839; being the fifteenth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as president of the United States, on Thursday, the 30th of April, 1789.
New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. 1839 
8vo. 120 pp. [Complete copies should have 136 pp.]. Disbound. As is. One issue of this work comes with a frontispiece, not with this copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 ADAMS, John Quincy. The Great Design: Two Lectures on the Smithson Bequest… Edited, with an Introduction, by Wilcomb E. Washburn. Foreword by L.H. Butterfield.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1965. 1965 
Series: Smithsonian Publication No. 4643. 8vo. 95 pp. Two color title (printed in sienna and black), plates. Quarter navy cloth with marbled paper sides, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket chipped. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 American Philosophical Society. A Rising People: The Founding of the United States, 1765 to 1789. A Celebration from the Collections of the American Philosophical Society, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1976. 1976 
FIRST EDITION. 4to. x, 292 pp. Profusely illustrated. Brown cloth, black stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket shows a small amount of wear. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Near fine. First Edition. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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5 BELL, Whitfield J., Jr. 'Towards a National Spirit': Collecting and Publishing in the Early Republic to 1830. Delivered on the Occasion of the Sixth Annual Bromsen Lecture, April 29, 1978.
Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1979. 1979 0890730571 / 9780890730577 
Series: Maury A. Bromsen Lecture in Humanistic Bibliography, No. 6. 8vo. 37 pp. Illustrations. Printed wrappers; slight offsetting to front cover, else fine. Bookplate and red rubberstamp of the Burndy Library. Limited Edition of 1,000 copies. ISBN: 0890730571 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 BURRESS, Richard T. The Bill of Rights, James Madison's Legacy.
Stanford: Hoover Institute, (1989). 1989 
23 cm. 83 pp. Appendices. Blue and white printed wrappers in original envelope. AUTHOR DEDICATION INSCRIPION: "To my friend & classmate, Ham [Hamilton] Kelly. With best wishes, Dick Burress." Fine. Richard Thomas Burress (1922-2013), former US marine (WWII) and attorney, was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution with extensive background in government. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 BUXBAUM, Melvin H. Critical Essays on Benjamin Franklin.
Boston: G.K. Hall, (1987). 1987 0816186995 / 9780816186990 
Series: Critical Essays on American Literature. 8vo. viii, 214 pp. Index. Quarter navy cloth with beige cloth sides, silver stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0816186995 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844). Gertrude of Wyoming; a Pennsylvanian tale. And other poems.
London: T. Bensley, Published for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. 1809 
4to. [iv], 134 pp. Lacks ads and errata slip. Quarter green calf, calf corners, gilt-ruled covers, gilt spine; extremities worn, rubbed. Bookplate of Auchincruive. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Thomas Campbell's famous poem about the notorious Indian attack against the settlement of Wyoming, Pennsylvania in 1778. This attack, led by the Mohawk warrior Brandt has been called "the surpassing horror of the Revolution." Also includes Campbell's poems "Ye mariners of England," and "The battle of the Baltic," here printed for the first time. Thomas Campbell was educated at Glasgow University and was closely associated with the founding of the University of London. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9 CASSIDY, James G. Ferdinand V. Hayden: entrepreneur of science.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2000). 2000 080321507X / 9780803215078 
8vo. xxv, 389 pp. 11 illus., bibliog., index. Black cloth, silver-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 080321507X Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 CRANE, Verner Winslow. Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People. Edited by Oscar Handlin.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1954). 1954 
FIRST EDITION. Series: The Library of American Biography. 8vo. x, 219 pp. Index. Blue cloth, blind stamped cover title, gilt-stamped spine title; spine title a bit rubbed. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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11 DeJOHN ANDERSON, Virginia. Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 2004 0195158601 / 9780195158601 
8vo. xi, 322 pp. Figs., index. Quarter metallic-scarlet stamped beige cloth, orange boards, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0195158601 "A stunning account that presents our history in a truly new light, Creatures of Empire reveals how livestock were a central factor in the cultural clash between colonists and Indians as well as a driving force in the expansion west. The book shows how colonists failed to anticipate the problems that would arise as Indians began encountering free-ranging livestock at almost every turn, often trespassing in their cornfields. Moreover, when growing populations and an expansive style of husbandry required far more space than they had expected, colonists could see no alternative but to appropriate Indian land, thus beginning the movement west." 
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12 DI CERTO, Joseph J. The Saga of the Pony Express.
Missoula: Mountain Press, 2002. 2002 0878424520 / 9780878424528 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ix, 245 pp. Frontis., photos and illustrations (including title and half-title), index. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0878424520 First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 DILLON, Richard. Meriwether Lewis: A Biography.
New York: Coward-McCann, (1965). 1965 
8vo. xv, 365 pp. Plates, index. Light orange cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 FARMER, Jared. Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1999). 1999 0816519927 / 9780816519927 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xxviii, 269 pp. Photos, maps, index. Blue paper boards, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0816519927 First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 HEWETT, Edgar L. Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America. Illustrated.
New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1968 1968 
Reprint. 8vo. 364 pp. Plates, index. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 HOUGH, Samuel J. (comp.). The Italians and the Creation of America: An Exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.
Providence, RI: [Brown University], 1980. 1980 
4to. 83 pp. Three color title with decorative border (printed in green, blue, and black), 2 color plates, 29 black and white plates, index. Printed wrappers. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Near fine. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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17 ISENBERG, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2000). 2000 0521771722 / 9780521771726 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Studies in Environment and History. 8vo. xii, 206 pp. Illustrations, index. Brown cloth, copper stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Rare. ISBN: 0521771722 First Edition. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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18 MICHENER, James A. Texas.
New York: Random House, (1985). 1985 0394541545 / 9780394541549 Signed
8vo. xviii, 1096 pp. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket; jacket extremities rubbed. SIGNED by author in ink on card tipped-in at half-title. Near fine in very good jacket. ISBN: 0394541545 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 O'CROULEY, Pedro Alonso. A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain, 1774. Translated and Edited by Sean Galvin.
(No place): John Howell, 1972. 1972 
English translation of Ida compendiosa del Reyno de Nueva España. 4to. xviii, (xix-xxi), 148 pp. Color frontis. port. of O'Crouley with facsimile signature, four color title with vignette (printed in gray, sienna, blue and black), illustrations (many in color), maps, glossary, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket a bit soiled with small tear to top front cover. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Very good. Large facsimile reproduction of "Map of New Spain by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, 1768" included in rear pocket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 PARKER, Rodger D. Wellsprings of a Nation: America before 1801. A Bicentennial Exhibition from the Collections of the American Antiquarian Society at the Worcester Art Museum, April 19 – June 5, 1977.
Worcester: AAS, 1977. 1977 0912296135 / 9780912296135 
First printing. 8vo. v, 141 pp. Full page illustrations and reproductions. Printed wrappers; faint offsetting to front cover. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Near fine. ISBN: 0912296135 First Edition. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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