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Image for The Delahoydes:  Boy Life on the Old Santa Fe Trail

The Delahoydes: Boy Life on the Old Santa Fe Trail

By: Inman, Henry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Crane & Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031555

Condition: Very Good


283 pages. Lovely decorated cloth covers with a couple of small stains and light soiling. Lettering and image on covers remain bright. Volume remains tight, and contents are bright and clean. View more info

Topeka: Pen and Camera Sketches

By: Jackson, Mary E.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Geo W. Crane & Company: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030795

Condition: Good


192 pages. Blind stamped blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine covers. Lettering on spine remains good. Cloth is rubbed, mostly along edges and some on bottom cover. Hinges (internal) are cracked, though volume remains fairly tight. Inked address stamp on first blank page and a little light general wear in contents. Text block remains tight and contents are generally clean and intact. View more info

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Topeka: Pen and Camera Sketches

By: Jackson, Mary E.

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Geo. W. Crane & Company: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033117

Condition: Very Good


192 pages. Blind stamped blue cloth over beveled boards with gilt lettering and decoration on spine covers. Light rubbing on edges, mostly at spine ends and corners. Hinges (internal) show very slight cracks, though remain tight. Lower outside corner of front free end page shows a little light wear. Volume is otherwise tight and very clean. View more info

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The Elements of Agricultural Geology for the Schools of Kansas

By: Kedzie, Wm. [William] K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Van Antwerp, Bragg, and Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035691

Condition: Good


Copyright is 1877. 96 pages. Color map of Kansas frontispiece. Green cloth covers with gold stamped lettering remains bright. Covers show scuffs and some rubbing, and there is a little wear at corners and spine ends. Small stain on fore edge, slightly affecting the very edge of the face on some leaves. A little scattered light wear, though overall a tight and fairly clean copy. View more info

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The Story of Two Brothers

By: Kiene, Llewellyn

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, House of the Smiths: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033684

Condition: Good


23 pages in black overlapping paper wrap covers with lovely Art Nouveau styled title/illustration on front cover. This rare title is primarily a promotional biography of L. Anton Smith, and brother, Clement, and their automobile manufacturing, Smith Automobile Works. There is a small stain near the top of the front cover, just entering the decorative border for the title. Covers show scattered wear along edges. Short and neat non-author presentation inscription penciled at top of half title page. Very light foxing on recto of half title page, and light handling creases on last leaf. Othe... View more info

Stories of a Country Doctor

By: King, Willis P

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kansas City, MO, Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026099

Condition: Fair


397 pages. Cloth covers are rubbed and show general light wear. Gilt stamped lettering on spine is a little faded, though remains clear and legible. Gilt and black stamped lettering and illustration on front cover remain good. Text block is split and several signatures are loosened. The leaves of one of the loosened signatures show a small chip about midway on the fore edge. Original floral end leaves remain intact. Contents remain clean and free of any markings, book plates, etc. View more info

Kansas Trouble: The Facts in the Case (Iowa Tribune Quarterly, October 1893, Number 8)

By: Lang, Geo. [George] B.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Iowa Tribune Quarterly: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012882

Condition: Good-


98 pages, plus several pages of ads bound in yellow paper wrap covers. Covers are well worn, though lettering remains good. Corners are lightly bumped. Paper is a little aged. Volume remains tight and contents are good. Rare tract on the rise and efforts of the Populist Party in their efforts to gain some political clout in the state dominated by the Republican Party. OCLC shows only two copies with one being at KU's Spencer Library and the other at Pittsburg State University. View more info

Image for The Unpublished Poetic Writings of Lieut. Lucius O'Brien, Deceased, 8th U.S. Infantry [including Original 16 Stanzas of Benny Havens O! (Oh!), Plus the tribute Stanza added upon the Writer's death]

The Unpublished Poetic Writings of Lieut. Lucius O'Brien, Deceased, 8th U.S. Infantry [including Original 16 Stanzas of Benny Havens O! (Oh!), Plus the tribute Stanza added upon the Writer's death]

By: O'Brien, Lucius (Transcribed and with Annotations By His Son, T. M. O'Brien)

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Leavenworth, [KS], P. H. Tiernan: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024420

Condition: Good


17 pages, bound in salmon colored paper wrap covers. Contains the first publication of the famous West Point associated song, "Benny Havens O!" (pages 8-11), along with the author's sons description of the inn that was nearby West Point, though "just beyond the limits of United States jurisdiction." Paper wrap cover, with ruled border around title page information shows some foxing, and a one inch split along the spine from its foot. Top outside corner is bumped and there is a small crease and fold across the very outside corner of all leaves. Booklet remains tight and is ... View more info

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State of Kansas Blue Book: An Official State Directory and Hand Book,

By: Osborn, R. S. (Compiled by)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Topeka, State Printer: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027413

Condition: Good


102 pages. Cloth covers show rubbing, mostly along edges, and a little light wear at corners and spine ends. Scottish Rite book plate on front paste down. Title page remains tight, though has been pulled partially away from binding. Volume is otherwise tight and intact. View more info

Image for Jahres-Botschaft von Thomas A. Osborn, Gouverneur an die Legislatur von Kansas [Annual Message of Thomas A. Osborn, Governor, to the Legislature of Kansas]

Jahres-Botschaft von Thomas A. Osborn, Gouverneur an die Legislatur von Kansas [Annual Message of Thomas A. Osborn, Governor, to the Legislature of Kansas]

By: Osborn, Thomas A.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, S. S. Prouty: 1873

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 033705

Condition: Very Good+


17 pages, in salmon colored paper wrap covers. German edition of Governor Thomas A. Osborns, annual address to the Legislature. Moderately scarce pamphlet with no copies found currently on the market, nor by auction history. OCLC shows only four copies for 1872. Covers are a little darkened along edges, and there are a couple of very slight chips on edges. Otherwise, this pamphlet remains very clean and intact. View more info

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The Vendetta, and Other Poems

By: Peacock, Thomas Brower

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas Democrat Printing House: 1876

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 036535

Condition: Good


161+ pages. Blind and gilt stamped cover are a little rubbed and scuffed. There is fairly light wear at spine ends and corners. End leaves are a little soiled, and there are small stains on edges of text block. Volume remains tight. View more info

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Kansas Miscellanies

By: Prentis, Noble L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Kansas Publishing House: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035777

Condition: Very Good


199 pages. Corners are lightly bumped, and there is scattered light wear at spine ends and corners. A few other light scuffs on covers. Volume remains tight and clean. View more info

Image for Biennial Directory of the City of Topeka Embracing the Inhabitants, Business Firms, Incorporated Companies and Manufacturing Establishments.  Together with a Historical Sketch...

Biennial Directory of the City of Topeka Embracing the Inhabitants, Business Firms, Incorporated Companies and Manufacturing Establishments. Together with a Historical Sketch...

By: Radges, Samuel (Compiled by)

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, State Record Book and Job Printing House: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033744

Condition: Good


278+ pages. Rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-Library, though with minimal markings. Slight residue of sticker on spine, with no other external library markings. Small "Kansas Coll." stamp at top of title page, as well as various penciled markings on title page. Marked out stamp at foot of verso advertising page. Penciled library number in bottom margin of last page. Corners of pages 277/78 are chipped. A few small chips to edges of first and last few leaves. Otherwise very clean. View more info

Image for Radges' Fifth Biennial Directory to the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business Firms, Etc., of the City of Topeka, For 1880

Radges' Fifth Biennial Directory to the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business Firms, Etc., of the City of Topeka, For 1880

By: Radges, Samuel (Compiled by)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Samuel Radges / Commonwealth State Printing House: 1879

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 033738

Condition: Good


266 pages. Rebound in black cloth with gilt stamped lettering on spine. Lacking original paste downs on inside of cover and first leaf of advertising in the text. First six leaves with chipping along upper edge. Some smudges and penciled calculations on title page. Scattered light smudges elsewhere, though contents are generally clean, and are otherwise intact. View more info

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Radges' Fourth Biennial Directory to the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Business Firms, Etc., of the City of Topeka, for 1878-1879

By: Radges, Samuel (Compiled by)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Samuel Radges / Commonwealth Book and Job Printing House: 1878

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 033739

Condition: Good+


248+ pages. Original green cloth covers with gilt stamped letter, including advertisements. Cloth covers show general light wear, though gilt stamp remains bright and clear. Volume remains tight and aside from occasional smudges, the contents are very clean. View more info

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Radges' Biennial Directory to the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., In the City of Topeka for 1872-1873

By: Radges, Samuel (Compiler)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Samuel Radges / "Commonwealth State Printing House": 1872

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 033737

Condition: Good


225 pages, plus a few tipped in ads. Rebacked with black cloth with gilt stamped lettering. New end leaves, though trimmed just beyond the margin of the inside paste downs of both covers and covering no text of ads. Original paper advertising paste over on top and bottom covers are rubbed and chipped at edges, though letter remains mostly very clear. Wear along edges of covers. Contents show scattered smudges, though remain complete and mostly clean. Nice example of this very scarce city directory. View more info

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A Kansas Hell

By: Reynolds, John N.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Atchison, Kansas, The Bee Publishing Company: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019755

Condition: Fair


255 pages. Volume has been rebound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Title and author from original cloth covers are affixed to the front cover of the new binding. Covers show light rubbing at foot of spine and corners. MISSING TITLE PAGE. Scattered light moisture stains, smudges and foxing, as well as a couple of penciled scribbles in margins. Text is very clear. Tight and very usable copy of this scarce title. View more info

The Kansas Conflict

By: Robinson, Charles

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019772

Condition: Fair


487 pages; Signed on front end page "With Compliments of C. Robinson"; Cloth covers are rubbed; Cloth is worn at corners and spine ends, with two half inch tears from head of spine and on one inch tear along joint of front cover and spine at the foot; Lettering on spine remains good; Title page is detached, though laid in; Inked name at top of Preface page, which can not be made out; Front hinge is cracked, though volume remains fairly tight. View more info

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The Kansas Conflict

By: Robinson, Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas, Journal Publishing Company: 1898

Inscription: Signed Association Copy

Seller ID: 036640

Condition: Good


487 pages. Originally published in 1892, this 1898 reprint is inscribed by the author's wife, Sara Robinson and dated Nov. 15, '98. Inscription is to Hon. A. Henley (sp?) of Lawrence, Kansas. Beneath her inscription is the name of a later owner, Robert Stone of Topeka, and his note that the book was purchased from [Bob] Marsh in 1957. Hinges are cracked, but holding. There is a little separation between the title page and the following dedication page. Volume is otherwise clean and intact. View more info

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History of Bourbon County, Kansas to the Close of 1865

By: Robley, T. F.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Fort Scott, KS, Self Published: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Association inscription

Seller ID: 033922

Condition: Good+


210 pages, plus ads. Presentation inscription on blank front free end page is in the hand of Charles Wesley Goodlander (1834-1902) and reads in full "Compliments of / Goodlander ? ?????? / Uniontown / Kans." Cloth covers show a little wear at corners, and light rubbing. Gilt lettering on spine is just a little faded, and remains bright on top cover. Binding remains firm. A few small smudges, but entire volume is generally clean. View more info