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Image for History of Bourbon County, Kansas to the Close of 1865

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

The Sub-Treasury Plan and the Land and Loan System

By: Scott, S. M.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, The Hamilton Printing Company: Edwin H. Snow State Printer: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024532

Condition: Good


97 pages, plus errata; Paper wrap covers show a little chipping at foot of spine; There is some foxing along edges; Volume remains tight and otherwise clean and intact. View more info

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Not Guilty. The Story of a Life

By: Shane, James B.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Abilene, KS, Reflector Publishing Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033645

Condition: Good-


168 pages. Ex-Library, now in library type of binding. Usual library markings inside, though no library markings on the covers. Frontispiece shows chipping and tears, there is a quarter sized open tear affecting the edge of the authors portrait though not his image. Last two pages of text also show chipping, with some paper loss at the lower corner of the last text page affecting the last two letters in "old." Volume remains solid and contents are otherwise ... View more info

Early Reminiscences of Pioneer Life in Kansas

By: Shaw, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [Atchison], Self Published: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011311

Condition: Good


238 pages. Blind stamped blue cloth covers show rubbing along edges. Spine ends are slightly frayed, and corners are bumped. Gilt lettering on cover remains bright and intact. There is a two inch crack along the lower front hinge (internal), though volume remains fairly tight. Text block is very tight, and contents are clean and intact. View more info

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Gleanings By the Way: From '36 to '89

By: Sheldon, Stewart

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015925

Condition: Fair


262 pages. Ex-library. Cloth over beveled covers. Chipped and worn at spine ends. Lighter wear along edges. White inked number on spine. Gilt lettering on spine and covers is good. Ink library markings on title and copyright pages. Card pockets torn from rear paste down and rear end page. Generally tight, and contents are otherwise clean and intact. Acceptable copy of this somewhat scarce title by the father of Topeka minister and author, Charles Sheldon. View more info

Image for Life of Gen. James H. Lane "The Liberator of Kansas" with Corroborative Incidents of Pioneer History

Life of Gen. James H. Lane "The Liberator of Kansas" with Corroborative Incidents of Pioneer History

By: Speer, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, Kas., John Speer, Printer: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036276

Condition: Good


First printing of the first edition, with 336 pages and four pages of ads. Green cloth covers are a little rubbed and show light wear at spine ends and corners. Small book plate and inked name on front end leaves. Rear hinge is broke, though text block has been reglued on spine. Other light wear, though overall a tight and fairly clean copy. View more info

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The Sons of the Border: Sketches of the Life and People of the Far Frontier

By: Steele, James W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Commonwealth Printing Company: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024549

Condition: Fair+


260 pages. Original cloth covers show heavy rubbing, some soiling, and wear at spine ends and corners. Gilt lettering on spine is a little faded, though remains legible. Gilt coyote on front cover is just a little faded and remains clear. Moisture damage affecting top, outside corner of front cover. Inked and penciled names on blank front end leaves. Moisture stain at top outside corner of first two, blank, leaves. Volume remains tight and is internally fairly cle... View more info

Quarter-Centennial History of the University of Kansas, 1866-1891

By: Sterling, Wilson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Geo. W. Crane & Co.: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027255

Condition: Good+


198 pages; Covers are rubbed, a little mottled, and scuffed with partial loss of gilt lettering on spine; Lettering on top cover remains good; Wear at spine ends; Volume remains tight and contents are very clean; Interesting, and somewhat scarce, little history of the first 25 years of Kansas University of Lawrence, Kansas. View more info

Image for From Nile to Nile:  Rambles of a Kansan in Europe, Palestine and Africa

From Nile to Nile: Rambles of a Kansan in Europe, Palestine and Africa

By: Stewart, Milton

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Wichita, KS, Eagle Printing House: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033710

Condition: Good


498 pages, plus plates. Blue cloth covers show light wear at spine ends and a little rubbing along edges. There are also a few light scuffs on cover. Contents show a few light smudges scattered throughout, though overall this volume remains clean and tight. View more info

What I Saw in Europe

By: Thacher, S. O.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Kansas Publishing House: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027121

Condition: Good


153 pages; Cloth covers are rubbed along edges and show light wear at corners and spine ends; Gilt lettering on front cover remains bright; End leaves are slightly loosened and show a few small chips; Volume remains tight and contents are otherwise clean and intact. View more info

Image for The Annals of Kansas, New Edition, 1541-1885

The Annals of Kansas, New Edition, 1541-1885

By: Wilder, D. W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, T. Dwight Thacher, Kansas Publishing House: 1886

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 034197

Condition: Good+


Second edition, significantly expanded from the first of 1875. 1196 pages. Considered by many to be one of the most valuable single volume references on Kansas. Original green cloth covers with gilt and black stamped lettering and decoration. Cloth covers show some rubbing with light wear at corners and spine ends. Decoration and lettering on spine is just a little faded, though remains clear. Volume remains tight. Very light general use/wear, though overall this ... View more info

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The Annals of Kansas

By: Wilder, Daniel W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Geo. W. Martin: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029759

Condition: Good-


691 pages. Cloth covers are worn at spine ends and covers. Gilt and black stamped lettering and decoration remain bright. Front hinge (internal) is a little weak, though text block remains tight and well attached to covers. Small private library book plate on front paste down. Small residue on front end page where a sticker was removed. Contents remains clean with only occasional light smudges, etc. View more info

Image for A Biographical History of Eminent Men of the State of Kansas with Portraits Engraved Expressly for This Work

A Biographical History of Eminent Men of the State of Kansas with Portraits Engraved Expressly for This Work

By: Wilson, Hill (Compiled by)

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, The Hall Lithographing Company: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033780

Condition: Very Good


651+ pages, including more than 300 portraits. Beautifully rebound retaining original leather covers over beveled boards, and most of original leather spine cover. Pebbled leather with blind stamped outline, and gilt stamped lettering. Raised spine bands. Marbled edges and end leaves. Latter red leather strip reinforcing hinges (internal). Previous owners ink stamped name/address at top of title page, index, and first page of text. Scattered light scuffs and wear.... View more info

Treasurer of State First Biennial Report, June 30, 1878

By: [Francis, John]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Topeka, KS, Kansas Publishing House: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Association inscription

Seller ID: 027409

Condition: Good


134 pages; Inscribed on front free end page by Kansas State Treasurer to then state's Attorney General: "Peter S. Noble Esq / Topeka / Kansas / With personal regards of / Jno Francis / State Treas"; Volume is Ex-Library with institutional stamps on title page and end leaves , including one across top half of inscription; Inscription remains very clear and legible; Library sticker removed from front cover with slight residue, and the same at top of front free end ... View more info

Image for Midnight and Noonday or The Incidental History of Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory... And Facts Concerning the Talbot Raid on Caldwell...

Midnight and Noonday or The Incidental History of Southern Kansas and the Indian Territory... And Facts Concerning the Talbot Raid on Caldwell...

By: [Freeman, G. D.]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Caldwell, KS, G. D. Freeman: 1892

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 035112

Condition: Good


406 pages, with testimonial on last page. Blind stamped red cloth with black stamped lettering on spine. Rebacked, with light wear at spine ends. Corners are a little bumped. Top hinge shows small cracks, though volume remains tight overall. Inked name and address at top of blank front free end leaf. View more info

Seventh Biennial Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas. 1889-90

By: [Roberts, J. N.]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Kansas Publishing House: Clifford C. Baker, State Printer: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016633

Condition: Very Good


79 pages, plus errata. Light rubbing and a little light discoloration on cloth covers. View more info

Eighth Biennial Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kansas. 1891-92

By: [Roberts, J. N.]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Press of the Hamilton Printing Company, Edwin H. Snow, State Printer: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032787

Condition: Near Fine


52 pages. Slight smudges on bottom cover. View more info

Image for Selections from Ironquill (Twentieth Century Classics and School Readings, No. 1)

Selections from Ironquill (Twentieth Century Classics and School Readings, No. 1)

By: [Ware, Eugen Fitch] Selected By W. M. Davidson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Topeka, Crane & Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 036384

Condition: Good


93+ pages. General light wear and use. Penciled name and address on half title page. View more info