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Image for The American Petroleum Industry 1859-1899: The Age of Illumination

The American Petroleum Industry 1859-1899: The Age of Illumination

By: Williamson, Harold F. and Arnold R. Daum

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08514

Condition: Very Good


Very mild wear to boards and previous owner name written on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket is edge-worn and chipped and has a small amount of paper loss from a price sticker removal. Protected now in a clear Mylar sleeve. 864 pages, with Appendixes, Endnotes, and Index. Illustrated with Figures, Charts, Maps, and Tables. View more info

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Historical Whodunits

By: Williamson, Hugh Ross

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1956

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 03925

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth, title faded on spine. Light wear, slightly cocked. The jacket's front panel and flap are tipped in, inside the front cover. A portion of the rear panel is pasted on the front free endpaper. 224 pages, 22 plates & frontispiece portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, at age 26. View more info

Stone Milling and Whole Grain Cooking

By: Wimberly, C.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Marcos, TX, Von Boeckmann-Jones Press: 1965

Seller ID: 04259

Condition: Good


Worn edges, spine splitting at the bottom. A few small spots on the front cover, as well as the remnants of a previous owner's address label. History and art of stone milling and the old mills around the Aquarena and Wimberly, Texas area. Picture on rear cover of the author at the Aquarena Millhouse. 89 pages, illustrated with sketches and reproductions of murals painted for Burrus Mills by J. Buck Winn, which were also displayed at the Texas Centennial in 1936. A scarce little history. View more info

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Tumasik (Sea Town) and the Spicy Islands

By: Wise, Watson W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Big Sandy, Texas, Stewart Printing: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 06773

Condition: Near Fine


259 pages, illustrated. Travelogue with history for Singapore and parts of Maylasia. Author inscription to the book's previous owners written on the blank page facing the title page. View more info

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Society and Thought in America: A Social and Intellectual History of the American People - Two Volumes

By: Wish, Harvey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Longman's, Green and Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10761

Condition: Very Good


VOLUME I: Early America through 1865, published in 1950, First Edition. Paper clip impression at the top of the first few pages. Mild wear to boards, clean interior, and dust jacket with darkened spine, large chips at the spine ends and a few chips to the top edge. 612 pages with Bibliography and Index, illustrated. VOLUME II: Modern America from 1865, published in 1952, First Edition. Faint spotting or tiny stains to the top edge. The jacket has a darkened spine, large chips at the spine ends and a few chips to the edges and corners. 618 pages with Select Bibliography, illustrated. The jacket... View more info

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New German Critique Number 39, Fall 1986 - Second Special Issue on Walter Benjamin

By: Wohlfarth, Irving (Guest Editor for this Issue)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: 1986

Seller ID: 10770

Condition: Good


Sharp, clean copy, but an ex-library copy with the usual markings--spine label, ink stamp from the Goethe Institute Library in Houston on the Dedication page, and a card pocket affixed inside the rear cover. No other library markings or indications found. Lower corner of the last ten pages show a small amount of moisture staining; the rest of the book is unaffected. 232 pages with several photographs and illustrations. View more info

India

By: Wolpert, Stanley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05597

ISBN: 0520072170

Condition: Near Fine+


The book encompasses four millenia of development, from an ancient civilization to its rebirth as a modern nation. 273 pages with bibliographical references and index. Illustrated with two sections of black & white photos. View more info

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History of Lawrence County (Pennsylvania)

By: Wood, Wick, W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1987

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: 09122

Condition: Near Fine


Facsimile reprint of the original 1887 edition. This edition self-published by J.V. Lamb. 133 pages, with Index and illustrations. Laid in the book is a brochure for the Lawrence County Historical Society with membership information and a business card from Chuck Tanner's Restaurant in New Castle. View more info

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Gone to Texas

By: Wright, Don

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Forge/Tom Doherty Associates, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10049

ISBN: 0312867158

Condition: Near Fine


Post-Civil War novel set in Texas. From the publisher: "Two young Confederates quit Jesse James' gang because of his brutality, and with their $100,000 share of a bank robbery try to make an honest living. Not an easy task, given the bandits and Indians that abound, but they do gain the love of two women." View more info

Lady Nugent's Journal of Her Residence in Jamaica Fom 1801 to 1805: A New and Revised Edition

By: Wright, Philip

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica: 1966

Edition: Fourth Edition (First Revised)

Seller ID: 02760

Condition: Near Fine


dark green cloth, gilt to spine. Jacket chipped at the spine ends, couple of small tears. Preserved in a new mylar cover. Lady Nugent was the wife of the governor of Jamaica, one of Britain's most important sugar colonies during the Napoleonic Wars. Her diary offers an extraordinary look back in time to the planter society. Twenty plates in this revised edition are from contemporary portraits, documents, and illustrations of Jamaican life and landscape. 331 pages, indexed. Mapped endpapers. Frontispiece picture of Lady Nugent. View more info

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Bar-Kokhba: The Rediscovery of the Legendary Hero of the Second Jewish Revolt Against Rome

By: Yadin, Yigael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 02861

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket chipped at the head of the spine and has a large piece missing from top of rear panel. Original price on flap marked out and a discounted price written underneath. Otherwise, the jacket is in nice ocndition. Protected now in a new mylar cover. 271 pages, profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. View more info

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The Jay Bird Democratic Association of Fort Bend County: A White Man's Union

By: Yelderman, Pauline

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Waco, Texas, Texian Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08552

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear, minor soil to top edge of page block. Dust jacket has small moisture stains at the upper spine and a larger one at the tail of the spine. Did not bleed through to book. Lengthy gift inscription on the front pastedown endpaper that references the book's litigation history. The author has signed her name on the front free endpaper. This book traces the history of political life in Fort Bend County, Texas from post-Civil War to 1970. As old ways of the planter class disappeared with the war, feuding political factions evolved. The Jay Birds emerged the winner and organized a Whi... View more info

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The Sea Shore

By: Yonge, C.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07061

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with faded gilt title to spine. Top edge darkened. Previous owner name on the front free endpaper. 311 pages with Appendix, Glossary, and Index. Illustrated with 61 colour photographs, 62 black and white photographs, and 88 text figures. A title in The New Naturalist Series: A Survey of British Natural History. View more info

Abilene: The Key City

By: Zachry, Juanita Daniel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Northridge, California, Windsor Publications, Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 04772

ISBN: 089781150x

Condition: Near Fine -


Light foxing to top-edge of book, else a nice, clean copy. This book foremrly belonged to Dr. Frank Vandiver and it has the following inscription to him on the front free endpaper: "Dr. Frank Vandiver, Thanks for your visit to Abilene. -Kiwanis Club of Abilene." Dr. Vandiver was former president of Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas, as well as acting president of Rice University. He was a professor of history and wrote and edited numerous books and scholarly articles. 128 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with numerous historical photos. View more info

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Text Counter Text: Rereadings in Russian Literary History

By: Zholkovsky, Alexander

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, Stanford University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08339

ISBN: 0804723168

Condition: Very Good


Ex-Library copy with stamps, marks, and a card pocket indicating such. About fine condition except for the library markings. 370 pages with Notes, Works Cited, and Index. From the publisher: "Russian literary history has been rich in instances of later writers rereading and interpreting earlier ones. This text participates in this cultural process by proposing new interpretations of a number of familiar and lesser-known texts by such authors as Tolstoy, Zoshchenko, and Pushkin." View more info

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Some Jewish Women

By: Zirndorf, Henry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America: 1892

Seller ID: 10795

Condition: Fair


Edition not stated, but assumed First Thus. White and red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt stamped design to the front cover. Top edge gilt. The spine and its gilt lettering are faded. Some damp staining to the edges of the covers and first few pages. Light edge and corner wear. The binding is straight and tight. 280 pages with Index, followed by a list of the author's works and several pages of publisher ads. View more info