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Image for The Great Design: Two Lectures on the Smithson Bequest. . .Edited, with an Introduction, by Wilcomb E. Washburn. Foreword by L.H. Butterfield.

The Great Design: Two Lectures on the Smithson Bequest. . .Edited, with an Introduction, by Wilcomb E. Washburn. Foreword by L.H. Butterfield.

By: ADAMS, John Quincy.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington:, Smithsonian Institution, 1965.: 1965

Seller ID: BL1309


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. View more info

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.

By: American Philosophical Society.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Philosophical Society, 1976.: 1976

Seller ID: BL2541


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. View more info

'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.

By: BELL, Whitfield J., Jr.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston:, Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1979.: 1979

Seller ID: BL2348


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 View more info

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The Bill of Rights, James Madison's Legacy.

By: BURRESS, Richard T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stanford:, Hoover Institute, (1989).: 1989

Seller ID: S12437


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. View more info

Critical Essays on Benjamin Franklin.

By: BUXBAUM, Melvin H.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, G.K. Hall, (1987).: 1987

Seller ID: BL1764


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 View more info

Gertrude of Wyoming; a Pennsylvanian tale. And other poems.

By: CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London:, T. Bensley, Published for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.: 1809

Seller ID: B2034


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 ... View more info

Ferdinand V. Hayden: entrepreneur of science.

By: CASSIDY, James G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lincoln:, University of Nebraska Press, (2000).: 2000

Seller ID: BL1579


8vo. xxv, 389 pp. 11 illus., bibliog., index. Black cloth, silver-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 080321507X Dust jacket present. View more info

Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People. Edited by Oscar Handlin.

By: CRANE, Verner Winslow.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Boston:, Little, Brown, (1954).: 1954

Seller ID: BL1770


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. View more info

The Saga of the Pony Express.

By: DI CERTO, Joseph J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Missoula:, Mountain Press, 2002.: 2002

Seller ID: BL2198


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. View more info

Meriwether Lewis: A Biography.

By: DILLON, Richard.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York:, Coward-McCann, (1965).: 1965

Seller ID: BL2199


8vo. xv, 365 pp. Plates, index. Light orange cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. View more info

Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country.

By: FARMER, Jared.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tucson:, University of Arizona Press, (1999).: 1999

Seller ID: BL2207


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. View more info

Ancient Life in Mexico and Central America. Illustrated.

By: HEWETT, Edgar L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York:, Biblo and Tannen, 1968: 1968

Seller ID: BL1963


Reprint. 8vo. 364 pp. Plates, index. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. View more info

The Italians and the Creation of America: An Exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University.

By: HOUGH, Samuel J. (comp.).

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Providence, RI:, [Brown University], 1980.: 1980

Seller ID: BL2590


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. View more info

The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920.

By: ISENBERG, Andrew C.

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (2000).: 2000

Seller ID: BL1454


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. View more info

A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain, 1774. Translated and Edited by Sean Galvin.

By: O'CROULEY, Pedro Alonso.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: (No place):, John Howell, 1972.: 1972

Seller ID: BL2576


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 reproduc... View more info

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.

By: PARKER, Rodger D.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Worcester:, AAS, 1977.: 1977

Seller ID: BL2592


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. View more info

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Selected Prose of John Wesley Powell. Edited & Introduced by George Crossette. .

By: POWELL, John Wesley.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston:, David R. Godine, 1970.: 1970

Seller ID: BL1274


8vo. vii, 122 pp. Frontis., photos. Green cloth, printed paper spine label, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. Limited Edition of 1500 copies. View more info

Image for Histoire Philosophique et Politique des etablissements & du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes.

Histoire Philosophique et Politique des etablissements & du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes.

By: RAYNAL, Guillaume-Thomas-Francois, abbe (1713-1796); Denis DIDEROT (contributor) (1713-1784).

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: The Hague:, Chez Gosse, Fils, 1774.: 1774

Seller ID: BL4658


7 volumes. 8vo. xii, 4, 604; viii, 434; xii, 612; viii, 417, [1]; xii, 416; viii, 406; viii, 448 pp. Half-titles (vols. 1, 3, 5, 7), 7 engraved plates, 7=4 [meaning 7 large folding engraved maps are present, as issued, of which 4 are unique and 3 are duplicates, again as issued] (vols. 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 have the same two maps, each marked "Tome 1&2" - or – "Tome 3&4"), V: Gulf of Mexico; VI & VII: (2 copies) large folding eng. map of North America, e... View more info

Reflections on the Nature of Leadership.

By: SMITH, Page.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C.:, Anderson House; The Society of the Cincinnati, 1982.: 1982

Seller ID: BL3959


The fourth George Rogers Clark lecture, Feb. 25, 1979. 8vo. 38 pp. Portrait. Cloth. Fine. View more info

An Ancestral Parade of the McLeod, Trogdon and Weber Families; Origins, occasions and occurrences over time, with our related families in America: Bell, Bilhorn, Billica, Carter, Church, Clark, Cobb, Doll, Drew, Gale, Gooch, Guerrant, Hawes, Hogue, Jefferson, Johnson, Kloepfer, McLaren, Newcomb, Noble, Putnam, Sarchet, Snyder, Stever, Towle, and Whitehouse.

By: WEBER, David C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Corona del Mar, CA:, By the Author: 2009

Seller ID: W0018


Corona del Mar, CA:: By the Author. 2009. hardcover. 4to. x, 327 pp. Illus. throughout, mostly with portrait photographs.. Color pictorial boards. New.. Edition limited to 80 copies, of which 30 are for sale. This is a genealogical study of the history of the Weber family, including many other families that have joined in marriage. The texts preserves many family stories and American history from the 18th century to the present. This includes connections to the Battle of... View more info