Le spectateur americain, ou Remarques generales sur l'Amerique septentrionale et sur la republique des Treize Etats-Unis; suivi de Recherches philosophiques sur la decouverte du Nouveau-Monde. Par M. Jh. Mandrillon ...

Mandrillon, Joseph. / A Amsterdam; et se trouve a Bruxelles: Chez Emmanuel Flon, 1785
Seconde edition revue, corrigee, & augmentee de plusieurs articles & d'une table alphabetique des matieres.; [2] (half title), xx, 519 pp. 2 folding tables, folding map 'Carte generale des treize Eats-Unis independants de l'Amerique septetrionale pour servir au Spectateur americain 1785.' showing the East Coast from Maine to the Carolinas; library book plate and markings including small blind stamps on title and a few interior leaves, full calf binding worn, especially at spine and tips with front joint split and hinge cracked after title, paper defect at corner of T6 with loss of several letters on page 300, the map has light general age toning and misfold creases so that it no longer fits quite squarely into text block, there is also a short tear at stub not touching border but it is overall very good; the author was an international merchant and banker who, despite exposure to American Democracy, unfortunately supported a Constitutional Monarchy for France, he was guillotined at Paris in 1794. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, description and travel, maps, crn

Item #: 676597

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The American Gazetteer, exhibiting In alphabetical Order a much more full and accurate Account than has been given of the States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Villages, Rivers, Bays, Harbors, Gulfs ... (etc. etc.)

Morse, Jedidiah. / London: J. Stockdale, C. Dilly, and T. N. Longman, 1798
The Second Edition, Corrected, illustrated with Seven New and Improved Maps ... Printed in Boston, New England. London: Reprinted for J. Stockdale, C. Dilly, and T. N. Longman ...; not a reprint of a Boston second edition but a reprint of the first edition with minor changes, the most interesting of which are to the maps which have been re-engraved; viii, 634, [2] (directions to the binder/advertisements), 7 maps properly distributed with all but one of them folding; library and private book plates full flame calf rubbed and worn with front cover detached along with early leaves including the title and the map used as frontispiece, the general maps of North and South America have been hand colored British imperial pink and South America has a brown border along the coast line (intentional?), general light age toning with occasional light age staining and spotting, good+ only. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: America, United States, gazetteers, geography, maps, crn

Item #: 679840

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Transactions of the American Ethnological Society. (Volume 1 through Volume 3 Part 1, all published)

American Ethnological Society. / NY: 1845
Vol. I. New York: Bartlett & Welford; London: Wiley & Putnam, 1845; first edition; xiv, [2], 491 pp., 13 plates and tables with eight of them folding, the first five unnumbered then I-II, V-X, as issued?, some articles have small illustrations in text; library book plate and markings, later half leather faded and rubbed with front hinge broken, general light age toning with a few leaves darker, the Calendar Stone plate lacks one corner from paper defect but far from image or letters + Vol. II. New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1848; first edition; clxxxviii (a large portion devoted to the introduction to the volume's major article "Hale's Indians of North-west America, and Vocabularies of North-America .. By Albert Gallatin"), 298 pp., folding table, 5 folding maps including the hand colored frontispiece "Map of the Sites of the Indian Tribes of North America When first known to the Europeans ..." (the second issue, as it should be, with important changes from the 1836 first), two of the other maps are illustrations to "Observations of the Aboriginal Monuments of the Mississippi Valley .. By E. G. Squire" on pages 131-207, a few illustrations in text; library book plate and markings, binding to match the first but hinges sound, general light age toning with a few leaves darker, also light age toning to the Gallatin map but still very good + Vol. III. Part I. New York: George P. Putnam, 1853; [iv], 202 pp.; not stated but has the look of a facsimile reprint although the last few dozen pages do have a light pucker and speckle consistent with the fire that destroyed most of original issue; library book plate and markings, later cloth faded at spine but a sound copy. Volumes Included: 3

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, ethnology, archaeology, maps, CRN

Item #: 679872

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Nouveau voyage dans les Etats-Unis de l'Amerique septentrionale, fait en 1788; par J. P. Brissot (Warville), citoyen francois.

Brissot, Jacques Pierre, called Brissot de Warville. / Paris: Chez Buisson, 1791
first edition of the first two volumes, the third volume "Nouvelle edition" as issued for this set; 3 volumes, [4] (half title, title), lii, 395 pp. + [4] (half title, title), 460 pp., folding table + [4] (title, additional title leaf without imprint "De la France et des Etats-Unis, ou de l'importance de la revolution de l'Amerique pour le bonheur de la France ... par Etienne Claviere et J. P. Brissot (Warville). Nouvelle edition."; library book plates and markings, contemporary boards with leather spines rubbed, especially at joints, text age toned with some sections or leaves darker and occasional age spotting but not fragile and entirely readable, a good+ set. Volumes Included: 3

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Subject/Keywords: United States, travel, CRN

Item #: 679911

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Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, showing the progress of that work during the year ending 1851. (with Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report ... 1851)

United States Coast Survey. / Washington: Robert Armstrong, Printer, 1852
first edition, 2 volumes, Annual Report ... 559, [1], v (index), [1], [1] (errata) pp.; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, SED 3 + Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report ... [2] (list of plates), 58 folding maps and charts; issued as 32d Congress, 1st Session, HED 26; both volumes need recasing or rebinding, text volume has occasional age staining but well sewn and entirely readable, atlas volume has general age toning with corner damp stain hitting early maps, some maps have short margin tears with no loss, several worn at folds with minor loss and a few broken in half. Volumes Included: 2

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, maps, geography, geodesy

Item #: 617332

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Travels through the Interior Parts of America. In A Series Of Letters. By an Officer.

Anburey, Thomas. / London: Printed For William Lane, 1789
first edition; 2 volumes, [title leaf], vii, [1] (directions to binder), [19] (subscribers), [1] (errata), 467 pp., folding map with minor hand coloring as frontispiece, 5 plates with all but one of them folding + [title leaf], 558 pp., folding plate; lacks the two leaves showing American Continental American Dollars and both half titles, library book plates and markings including blind and hand stamps on both titles, flame calf very rubbed and flaking at spines and one side detached, general age toning and occasional age staining that hits the pictorial material, map has a tear at bottom margin that cuts through border but no loss and repaired from verso, some plates have splits at folds and some with old repairs but also no loss, two text leaves in first volume lack corner with one catch word touched, a few other leaves have short margin tears with no loss, good; the author was a lieutenant in Burgoyne's Invasion of 1777, taken as a prisoner of war, marched from Boston to Charlottesville, Virginia, and there imprisoned until 1780; although a low ranking officer his military account is a valuable resource and his experiences traveling as a POW are often quoted, but there are problems with parts his account. "... he no doubt witnessed most of the natural phenomena he reports, he nevertheless plagiarized large portions of his Travels from Andrew Burnaby, Peter Kalm, Abbe Raynal, and others." (Daniel J. Philippon, Landmarks of American Nature Writing, 1997). Volumes Included: 2

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: American Revoltion, Burgoyne's Invasion, Canada, United States, travel, CRN

Item #: 679964

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Travels through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797.

Weld, Isaac, jr. / London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1807
Fourth Edition; xvi, 427 pp. + 376 pp.; text only with all the maps and plates missing, later half calf bindings very badly worn at spines, text age toned with some leaves remargined at fore edge, reading set only. Volumes Included: 2

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: travel, United States, Canada

Item #: 495354

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Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office for the Year 1887.

United States. Department of the Interior. General Land Office. / Washington: GPO, 1887
664 pp., large folding table; portions of text age toned, block still well sewn but needs rebinding, good- only. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, public lands, CRN

Item #: 772003

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A Continuation of the Narrative of the Missions to the New Settlements, according to the appointment of the General Association of the State of Connecticut: Together with an account of the receipts and expenditures of the money contributed, etc.

General Association of Connecticut. (James Dana, Benjamin Trumbull, and Thomas W, Bray, committee) / New Haven: Printed by T. & S. Green, 1797
Together with An Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Money Contributed For the support of the Missionaries, agreeably to an act of the General Assembly of the State.; first edition; 15 pp., light age staining and toning with the thread tie broken, still very good in self wrappers, untrimmed and unopened; the narrative portion is mostly who preached where, self reports on the good work the missionaries are doing, and of course the need for more money lest the settlers be exposed to the seduction of sectaries and infidels, the Indians are mentioned only briefly; Evans 31968. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Congregational Churches, United States, home missions, CRN

Item #: 679950

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A.Y. N. Knapsack (AYH Knapsack; American Youth Hostels Kanpsack). Volumes 5 through 13.

American Youth Hostels, Inc. / Northfield (Massachusetts): American Youth Hostels Inc., 1940
Volumes 5 (1940) through 13 (1948), small, square octavo, each volume complete in four numbers; library markings, now in four later board bindings with cloth tape spines, all pictorial paper covers retained but a few shaved (the size of issues varies slightly), illustrated, sound copies and interiors clean; special events, places to visit, members experiences, etc., some issues have guides to various regions with numerous symbols whose meanings are not apparent to the non-hosteller, mostly travel in the United States but after the war occasional articles on European hostelling. Volumes Included: 4

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: youth hostels, hostelling, United States, travel, SLT

Item #: 644629

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A Press Club Outing. A trip Across the Continent to attend the First Convention of the International League of Press Clubs, by Thomson P. McElrath, Historian of the Trip.

McElrath, Thomson P. / NY: International League of Press Clubs 1893
first edition; large quarto, [150] pp., illustrations in text, very good in brown imitation leather with all edges red; a transcontinental railroad journey in January 1892 with a side trip to Salt Lake City, probably a fairly small printing as much of the material would have been of little interest to non-participants. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, railroads, travel, journalists, KFS

Item #: 791598

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Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia.

Lyell, Charles. / NY: Wiley & Putnam, 1845
first American edition, the 2 volumes in one issue, small octavo, vi, [iii]-vii, [1], 251 pp., color frontispiece, folding plate of Niagara Falls, a few illustrations in text + vi, [2], 231 pp., folding hand colored map, folding plate, publisher also calls View of the great Coal Seam a plate but it is on the same paper as the text and included in the pagination, a few illustrations in text; lacks the hand colored single page map and one of the folding plates from the first volume, original cloth very worn with joints split and front hinge broken, frontis. and title for first volume detached, folding map dark and with splits at folds, age staining throughout, working copy only. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: North America, United States, Canada, geology, travel, BTC

Item #: 659541

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An Accompaniment to Mitchell's Reference and Distance Map of the United States; containing an index of the various counties, districts, parishes, townships, towns, &c. together with an Index of the Rivers. ...

Mitchell, S. Augustus. / Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1843
[iv], 9-206, [2], [89]-208 (An Accurate Synopsis of the Sixth Census) pp., as issued; ex library, original half leather worn with spine chipped, age staining and toning but entirely readable, early owner’s signature on front pastedown, map itself not included. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Americana, United States, gazetteers, maps, census

Item #: 384604

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A Forest Atlas of the South

Thomas C. Nelson , Walter M. Zillgitt / Forest Service US Department of Agriculture 1969
27 pp., Paperback, with fold-out map in rear pocket, minor ownership markings to front cover, some wear and soiling to covers, corners worn, age discoloration to page edges, else good+. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, America, Maps, Atlases, Agriculture

Item #: 826315

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Recent Recollections of the Anglo-American Church in the United States. By an English Layman, Five Years Resident in That Republic. Vol. I.

Caswall, Henry. / London: Rivington's 1861
Volume 1 only; xi, [1], 318, [2] pp.; original cloth rubbed with top back joint split and front hinge repaired, a few interior leaves shaken, good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Church of England, United States

Item #: 518106

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Statistics of the United States of America, as Collected and Returned by the Marshals of the Several Judicial Districts under the Thirteenth Section of the Act for Taking the Sixth Census ...

United States. Census Office. (6th Census, 1840) / Washinton: Printed by Blair and Rives 1841
Corrected at the Department of State, June 1, 1840. Published by Authority of an Act of Congress, under the direction of the Secretary of State.; first edition; folio (slightly longer than 60 cm.), 409 pp., mostly tabular; library hand stamps, occasional damp staining, early, late, and some internal leaves tattered with no loss, some corners and tips bent or creased, leather spine rubbed and unprinted paper sides soiled with a few margin chips, good- only; Dubuster (Census) 25. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, Census, oversize

Item #: 584803

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Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils, 1910. (Twelfth Report.) by Milton Whitney, Chief. With Accompanying Papers by Assistants in Charge of Field Parties.

Whitney, Milton. (United States Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Soils.) / Washington: GPO, 1912
2 volumes, text, 1772 pp. in original tan cloth + Map case, 43 folding maps loose, as issued, in a folding matching cloth covered case with fabric tie; library book plates but few other markings, bindings have smudges and the text volume has some age speckling at spine and a weak front hinge, overall very good, the maps fine and give the appearance of never having been opened. Volumes Included: 2

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: soil surveys, United States

Item #: 700579

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American State Papers. Documents Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States ... Commencing March 4, 1789 and ending March 3, 1859 [Class I] Foreign Relations. Second Series. Volume VI.

Dickins, Asbury, & James C. Allen. / Washington: Published by Gales & Seaton, 1859
Class 1, Second Series, Volume 6 only; first edition; narrow folio, ix, [1], 1127, [1], xxv pp.; library markings, leather spine and tips rubbed and worn with both joints split but text block sound, light general age toning to text, good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, foreign relations

Item #: 786605

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American State Papers. Documents Legislative and Executive of the Congress of the United States ... Commencing Marfch 4, 1789 and ending March 3, 1859 [Class I] Foreign Relations. Second Series. Volume V.

Dickins, Asbury , & James C. Allen, eds. / Washington: Published by Gales & Seaton 1858
Class 1, Second Series, Volume 5 only; first edition; narrow folio, viii, 929, xv pp; library markings, leather spine and tips rubbed and worn with front cover detached but text block sound, light general age toning to text, good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: United States, foreign relations

Item #: 786606

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Reports of Captain L. A. Beardslee. U. S. Navy, relative to Affairs in Alaska, and the Operations of the U. S. S. Jamestown under his command, while in the Waters of that Territory.

Beardslee, L. A. / Washington: GPO, 1882
198 pp., 5 folding maps; issued as 47th Congress, 1st session, SED 71; light general age toning to text and a general slant to the block, light extraction roughness at spine but still well sewn in self wrappers: the reports cover the period June 1879 to September 1880 during which Beardslee exercised wide power in civil and military matters, also includes information on the hydrographic and meteorological work by the crew of the Jamestown. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Alaska, United States Navy

Item #: 826844

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