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Old Philadelphia in Early Photographs 1839-1914

by Robert F. Looney

215 rare vintage views — from first daguerreotype made in America (1839) to eve of World War I — capture the charm of yesteryear: panoramas, street scenes, landmarks, Lincoln's visit, 1876 Centennial Exposition,...


Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Uniforms and Equipment of the Union and Confederacy

by Francis A. Lord

Indispensable reference identifies and describes more than 800 subjects, from artillery accoutrements to tools and patriotic sheet music. "A must-have book." — Antiques & Auction News. Over 350 rare illustrations....


Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

by George Bain

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over...


Old New York in Early Photographs

by Mary Black

New York City as it was 1853-1901, through 196 wonderful photographs: great blizzard, Lincoln's funeral procession, great buildings, much more.


Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

by Gladys Thompson

Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys...


An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff

36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; more. 95 illustrations.


Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

by War Department

Wealth of authentic information on Union Army life includes details of military discipline, rank and command, arms, and more. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors.


A Yankee Private's Civil War

by Robert Hale Strong & Ashley Halsey

Moving memoir by a writer who served as a teenaged Union recruit. True tales of punishment, revenge, devotion, and quiet heroism as well as survival methods of the average soldier.


A Narrative of Ethan Allen's Captivity: Containing His Voyages and Travels

by Ethan Allen, Will Crawford & John Pell

Captured by the British in 1775, imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, and finally released in 1778, Ethan Allen offers a stirring firsthand account of the early years of the Revolutionary War.


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano

by George Petrie

From "My heart's love is he" to "Hag, you've killed me," this extraordinary compilation of melodies ranks among the most important 19th-century collections of traditional Irish music.


Hero-Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

This extraordinary volume features 24 authentic tales of Fin MacCool. Each exciting story centers around superhuman heroes battling dragons and giants, outwitting sorcerers, and even overcoming death itself....


Classic French Fashions of the Twenties

by Atelier Bachwitz

This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown....


A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names

by Frank K. Gallant

From Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, to Intercourse, Pennsylvania, and Bug Tussle, Alabama, this pop-culture history offers a well-written and highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names...


Oriental Armour

by H. Russell Robinson

Detailed, scholarly study, enhanced with over 400 illustrations, surveys defensive armor of Persia, Turkey, India, China, Ceylon, the Philippines, Korea, Tibet, and other regions. Splendid overview brings together...


The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

by Howard Pyle

Splendid retelling of the adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail; last days of King Arthur, more. Rich medieval flavor enhanced with 39 of Pyle's atmospheric illustrations.


Indian Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Classic compilation of 29 traditional tales by a leading British folklorist includes "The Lion and the Crane," "Sun, Moon, and Wind Go Out to Dinner," "The Prince and the Fakir," and other illustrated fables....


The American Song Treasury: 100 Favorites

by Theodore Raph

Wonderful sing-along favorites with easy-to-play piano arrangements, guitar chords, and complete lyrics: Greensleeves, Auld Lang Syne, Down in the Valley, My Wild Irish Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas, and many more....


The Story of the Malakand Field Force

by Winston Churchill

The great statesman was also a Nobel Prize–winning author. His first book chronicles an 1897 British military campaign against the tribes of the Northwest Frontier, in the vicinity of modern Pakistan and Afghanistan....


Algonquin Legends

by Charles G. Leland

Classic study of the myths and folklore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes. Glooskap, the divinity; Lox, the mischief-maker; Master Rabbit, more. 12 black-and-white illustrations.