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The Story of the Gettysburg Address
Richards, Kenneth
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Cardigan
Chambers, Robert W.
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My Family Shall be Free: the Life of Peter Still
Fradin, Dennis B.
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1 Chambers, Robert W. Cardigan
This book is about some happenings during the revolutionary war in Broadalbin. The protagonist is the ward of Sir William Johnson. He is sent to stop an Indian war planned by Walter Buttler who wants to turn the Indians against the rebels. Cloth-bound; the corners and spine-ends are lightly worn. The first 6 pages after the title page have a small tear at the top. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ; 513 pages
A. L. Burt Company
New York, 1901, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Unknown; 
003047; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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2 Fleischman, Sid Chancy and the Grand Rascal
A Young America Book Club book. Chancy is finally old enough to strike out into the world to find his brother and sisters. They were all separated after the Civil War that killed his father, and the winter flu that killed his mother. He has a wheelbarrow and meets all kinds of people on his trek, including an uncle and the grand rascal. Light wear at the spine ends and bottom corners. 179 pages, nicely illustrated; no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Little Brown And Company
Boston, MA, 1966, First Edition
Hardcover, Pictorial
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Von Schmidt, Eric; 
000846; 
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3 Fradin, Dennis B. My Family Shall be Free: the Life of Peter Still
0060295953 / 9780060295950; Third Printing - written for ages 10 and up. At the beginning of the 19th century, approximately one million people of African descent were slaves in the United States, and this number rose to almost four million by the beginning of the civil war in 1861. Sold like cattle, slaves belonged to the highest bidder. Their lives were sad and often short. There was, however, a number who, through sheer bravery and perseverence, managed to buy their freedom. This is the amazing and powerful true story of one such hero, Peter Still. In clear and simple language, the author brings to lilght a poignant and inspirational story about one man's drive, patience, and endurance in the face of inhumanity. 190 pages including an index and illustrations from the time period. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Various; 
002600; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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4 Grant, Neil The Egyptians
0195212398 / 9780195212396; This is an Oxford University Press 'Spotlights' book, which allows one to investigate the world of The Egyptians. This is an easy-to-use illustrated guide. Each topic features stunning illustrations and accurate and detailed text. Included are: A handy survey of times gone by; full-color maps, detailed drawings and fascinating artifacts on every page. This book was designed and written for young people (no ages are mentioned, but their reading skills would have to encompass 2-syllable, and some 3-syllable, words) . 46 pages, including a glossary and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Oxford University Press
New York, 2000, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Illustrators; 
002499; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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The Boy Who Fought with Kings, Hong, Edna and Howard
5 Hong, Edna and Howard The Boy Who Fought with Kings
This is a biography of Martin Luther, beginning when he was just a boy. His father was a miner and he lived a poor existence at the school he attended. He was brought to live in a home and learned of many things such as the stories of Columbus. Taking place in Germany he went to University and then became a monk. His further accomplishments are written about too, with wonderful color and black & white illustrations. The corners have extreme wear and the right edges are worn. The spine ends have light wear and gold lettering. Bound partly in cloth, the boards are covered with heavy pictorial paper. The top and bottom edges have light wear. The endpapers are beautifully illustrated with his accomplishments. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Augsburg Publishing House
Minneapolis, MN, 1946, First Edition
Hardcover
Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Ellingboe, John L.; 
004152; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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6 Prolman, Marilyn The Story of the Constitution.
A Weekly Reader book. This book describes, in an interesting way, how and why the Constitution was written, and why we still abide by its amendments today. The last few pages of the book outline the three branches of Governent (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) and briefly describes each. Binding has light wear on the corners and the spine top is a bit bent; 31 pages, no marks or tears. Faded date stamp on first blank leaf. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Childrens Press
New York, 1969, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Glaumbke, Robert; 
L-16001; 
Price: 5.06 USD
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7 Richards, Kenneth The Story of the Gettysburg Address
The book starts in the 1850's when an uproar over slavery became quite dangerous. The North took the stand that slavery was wrong, while states in the South took the opposite stand. Abraham Lincoln narrowly won the election for President in 1860, among four candidates. The Gettysburg Address was presented by Lincoln to the people all over the country. It is reproduced in this book. 31 pages of text and illustration. The last page shows the actual writing of Mr. Lincoln as he composed the Gettysburg Address. No marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Children's Press
1969, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Dunnington, Tom; 
CH-12093; 
Price: 5.06 USD
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8 Towle, George M. Adventures and Conquests of Magellan or the First Voyage Round the World
This book is a lovely book from the Star Series, and within that series is a Young Folks Heroes of History. It follows the travels of Magellan as he made his way around the world. The book is illustrated in black & white, artist unkown. The jacket is red cloth and has a painting on the cover of a candle billowing up; a boy's face appears in a circle surrounded with painted fleur de lis done in green and tan, and below the boy are stacks of books in black and an unfurled scroll in tan, all outlined in black. Lettering is black. The spine has another painting of a boy's head in tan and black, with lettering in silver. All corners are worn, the bottom being more worn; the bottom edge of the boards have shelf wear. The top edge of boards are not as bright as the cover; the spine is sun-lightened. Both spine ends are worn; the bottom has two tiny tears from wear; the top has one (each approximately 1/8") . The front board along the vertical edge has wear, more on the ends and the spine is a bit loose; all pages are intact. 281 pages with an additional 12 pages of advertisements for other books by this and other authors. The frontispiece is present with tissue paper; the tissue has five light brown areas on it, from a very small dot to two less than 1/2" spots. The title page has one, and a small part of another, spot from the tissue. The ffep has the prior owner's name and "78" written in pencil. A page of ads follow. There is a small blue spot on page 5 near the vert. Edge, and 3 pages have small tears and/or are missing their upper corners. Additional info and scans are available upon request. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Lee And Shepard, Publishers
Boston, MA, 1879, 
Cloth
Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Unknown; 
002463; 
Price: 27.60 USD
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9 Weil, Lisl Our World to You with Love
Binding has illustrations. Oversized. 48 pages, all illustrated, no marks or tears noted on pages. DJ has one small tear on inside edge of front cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atheneum
New York, 1983, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


H-08001; 
Price: 9.23 USD
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