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Image for The Beautiful Caverns of Luray Virginia (Orginal Envelope 1935)

The Beautiful Caverns of Luray Virginia (Orginal Envelope 1935)

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Frederick,Maryland, Marken & Bielfeld: 1935

Seller ID: 0060

Condition: Fine in VG envelope


Beautful tourist booklet in fine condition -- very clean with no defect, thanks to the survival of the original envelope which itself is quite good. The booklet measures 5-1/4"x8" and has 23 pages, plus a nice map at teh back cover. There are thirteen black and white photographs, several of which are full page, plus info on how the caverns were discovered and information on the "miles of subterranean splendor, brillinatly lighted by electrcity." View more info

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Postcard First Custom House in America Yorktown, Virginia

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Baltimore, MD., L.K. & Sons: Unknown

Seller ID: 0422

Condition: Fine


Very handsome color postcard of the first custom house in America. If you look closely you can see water in the background which is very common for such a structure as it served as the office of those overseeing the import and export of goods. the card has not been postally used and there is no names or writing on the back. It will arrive in a plastic sleeve. View more info

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The Wigmaker in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg

By: N/A

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Willamsburg: 1965

Seller ID: 0716

Condition: Very Good


This is a decidedly fascinating little booklet which offers a tremendous amount of information, including drawings of equipment of the trade and the many styles available. The text covers the work of the wigmaker of course, but also the history of the trade, the Williamsburg wig shops, the colonial era clientele, the making of a wig, the prices, the role of barbers. Here's a fascinating fact -- in 1727 a French encyclopedia stated that there were 45 styles of wigs. In 1764 it had grown to 115. Booklet measures 6"x9-1/2" and has36 pages. View more info

Image for Virginia First in the Heart of the Nation Magazine 1931

Virginia First in the Heart of the Nation Magazine 1931

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Richmond, Virginia, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce: 1931

Edition: Volume VI, number 1

Seller ID: 0997

Condition: Good-plus


This a large magazine published by the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce to tout the glories of the state in hope of encouraging tourists. There's no articles -- just montages of black and white photographs designed to encourage the reader to book a trip. The magazine measures 10"x13" and is very clean with the exception of the margin at lower corner of back cover. I did gently clean it, but it's a delicate process, so I didn't get too aggressive. There is also a short tear to the bottom of the spine, but that was easy to repair with non-browning, almost invisible archival tape. I love the co... View more info

Image for The Murder of George Wythe (Colonial Virginia Published 1955)

The Murder of George Wythe (Colonial Virginia Published 1955)

By: N/A

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, The Institute of Early American History and Culture: 1955

Seller ID: 1176

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean booklet which tells a fascinating tale. George Whythe may not be a household name, but he was a big deal in colonial America -- first American law professor, abolitionist, noted classics scholar, Virginia judge, and the first of the seven Virginia signers of the United States Declaration of Independence. He also served as representative in the Continental Congress and at the Constitutional Convention.AND he taught and mentored to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and Henry Clay. So when he turned up murdered it was no small mater. The booklet solves the case with 64 detailed pag... View more info

Image for Fortune Magazine July, 1935 (Anheiser-Busch, Women In Business, Restoring Williamsburg, U.S. Smelting & Refining)

Fortune Magazine July, 1935 (Anheiser-Busch, Women In Business, Restoring Williamsburg, U.S. Smelting & Refining)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Time-Life: 1935

Edition: Volume XII, No. 1

Seller ID: 1291

Condition: Very good


Very clean, nice issue of one of the star magazines of the 30's. The photography is excellent, as are the articles and the magazine's design. Three topics grabbed my attention -- a colorful piece about Anheiser-Busch and its bottled beer, Part I of a story about women in business, and a look at Mr. Rockefeller's renovation of colonial Willamsburg. There's also a piece about the cotton industry, one on U.S. Smelting & Refining and a profile of Harry Hopkins. Magazine has no real defect of note. It measures 11-1/2"x14" and has 140 pages. OVERSEAS ORDERS WELCOME, but shipping may be higher than s... View more info

Image for Virginia Official State Map 1937

Virginia Official State Map 1937

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Richmond, Virginia, Department of Highways: 1937

Edition: March, 1937

Seller ID: 1355

Condition: Very good


Huge map measuring 18"x31" when completely unfolded, but folds down back down to a handy 5"x8". The map is quite nice on both sides, as one of the reverse section shows small photographs of Virginia's attractions. There are no tears or writing. The only fault is a few light spots of toning to cover. Overall, quite nice. View more info

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Three Postcards Natural Bridge Virginia

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Two Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Tree, Frederick, Maryland, Two by E.C. Kropp; Tree by Bielfeld Inc.: circa 1950's-60's

Seller ID: 1535

Condition: Fine condition


Beautiful, color-saturated cards. The one depicting the huge tree is from a different publisher than the other two, so there is a slight difference in margin and back coloration. The tree is an arbor vitae estimated to be 1000 years old. There is also one showing the Lace Water Falls and one of the natural bridge itself, all from the Natural Bridge area in Virginia. None of the cards have been postally used, but one has a name in the address box, but no other writing. All are bright and crisp with sharp corners. Each will arrive in its own plastic sleeve. View more info

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American Art Review, August 2000 (Rockwell Kent, California Impressionists, Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lealand, Kansas, American Arts Media Inc.: 2000

Edition: Vol. XII, No. 4

Seller ID: 1835

Condition: Very Good Condition


This is a magazine which provides numerous multi-page articles with many color works by subject. The artists and themes in this issue are these: Rockwell Kent's Adorondack Legacy; California Impressionists at Laguna; The Virginia Landscape; The Evolution of African American Art; Whitney Myron Hubbard; Impressionism to Modernism in Southern California; Robert Gwathmey and Andy Warhol and Will Barney; A Timeless World. View more info

Image for Sullins College Bulletin Bristol, Virginia 1968-1969

Sullins College Bulletin Bristol, Virginia 1968-1969

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Bristol, Virignia, Sullins College: 1968

Edition: Vol.68, No. 1

Seller ID: 2512

Condition: Very good condition


This Virginia College for girls began as a high school for girls. But in 1870 it became a junior college under the guidance of the Methodist church. It burned in December 1915 after which the church did not choose to rebuild. It's a long story but the school did reopen and remained so until 1976. What's interesting about this bulletin is the fact that it was published at the time the school reached its highest enrollment. But right after that it again dropped off. There are interesting pictures here -- math class and physics amidst the usual fare for women. Bulletin measures 5-3/4" x 9" and ha... View more info

Image for Travel Brochure Carry Me Back to Old Virginia (1950's)

Travel Brochure Carry Me Back to Old Virginia (1950's)

By: N/A

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Richmond, Virginia, Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Public Relations and Advertising: circa 1950's

Seller ID: 2513

Condition: Fine condition


This is an uncommonly nice travel booklet even though there's no color inside. Somehow the many pictures and accompanying information inspired vacationers to hang onto it. It's fun to read and still relevant after all these years. The booklet measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 49 pristine counted pages. View more info

Image for Postcard St. John's Altar Hampton, Virginia

Postcard St. John's Altar Hampton, Virginia

By: N/A

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Louis Kaufman & Sons: Unknown date

Seller ID: 2832

Condition: Very Good


Very stunning church interior with emphasis on the altar area. The church's parish originally belonged to the oldest settlement in the United States. The present church as seen here was the third in the parish and was built in 1728. The town of Hampton suffered a serious fire in which the church burned on August 7, 1861. Fortunately, it was restored in 1868. The card has not been used and is very clean. The corners are light bumped, but overall it's a beauty and will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. View more info

Image for United States Naval Academy Catalogue of Information 1954

United States Naval Academy Catalogue of Information 1954

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, United States Naval Academy: 1954

Edition: 1954 Catlaogue

Seller ID: 3290

Condition: Very good condition


This is an interesting catalogue which I bought years ago and just found today in the storage closet.It's clean and nice with no names or writing and no foxing or tears. There are many full page black and white photographs and a lengthy contents page which covers activities (religious and extracurricular); what it takes to be a midshipman; the place fort he Academy in the Navy's Educational Pattern; Curriculum; Practice Cruises; faculty; and the Naval career. The catalogue measures 6-1/4"x 9" and has 112 pages. View more info

Image for Legacy From the Past; A Portfolio of Eighty-eight Original Williamsburg Buildings --1975

Legacy From the Past; A Portfolio of Eighty-eight Original Williamsburg Buildings --1975

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, The Colonial Willamsburg Foundation: 1974

Edition: Fourth printing

Seller ID: 4272

Condition: Very good condition


I haven't seen a Williamsburg, Virginia item in years. The ones I've put on here were old and had been in the closet until I got around to them. I thought they were all gone when this one slid off a shelf with a magazine. The booklet is really nice -- lots of photos in color inside and out. The thrust is for the 88 buildings, but there are also homes that people live in. Imagine living in a historic tourist stop. Also inside are two items -- a brochure which explains seven eateries of the day (1970s) -- Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, King's Arms Tavern, Christiania Campbell's Tavern, Jo... View more info

Image for The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London (1957)

The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London (1957)

By: Bemiss, Samuel M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, The Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation: 1957

Seller ID: 1862

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean booklet, the full title of which is The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London With Seven Related Documents; 1606-1621. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8" with 128 pages. It was #4 of 23 booklets published to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Virginia. I have included a photo of the contents so you can see what is covered. Includes a few nice illustrations. View more info

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Georgia O'Keeffe In Williamsburg

By: Bonnie G. Klem et al

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, The Muscarelle Art Museum College of William and Mary: 2001

Seller ID: 4112

Condition: NEW


I bought this booklet in the original shrinkwrap, but I had no pictures on it, so I took it off and placed it in a plastic bag.The cover is a pale blue, but may look white. Overall this is lovely and has lots to read, plus color paintings at the back from her southwestern tour. There are three essays, "The O'Keeffe Affair" by Ann C. Madonia; Transitions and Transformations 1927-1937 by Bonnie G. Kelm; and Reconstructing the Exhibition bu Barbara Buehler Lynes. The booklet measures 8" x 11-3/4" and has 54 pristine pages. View more info

Image for The First Seventeen Years Virginia 1607-1624 (1957)

The First Seventeen Years Virginia 1607-1624 (1957)

By: Hatch, Charles E. Jr.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, The Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation: 1957

Seller ID: 1854

Condition: Very Good


Crisp, white clean pages throughout this booklet which measures 5"x8" and has 118 pages. It was published to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the founding of Virginia. Booklet shows sunning to spine and outer edge, both front and back, and one tiny stray mark to top front edge. Otherwise very nice! This is #6 of 23 commemorative booklets printed for the anniversary. View more info

Image for A Pictorial Booklet on Early Jamestown Commodities and Industries (1957)

A Pictorial Booklet on Early Jamestown Commodities and Industries (1957)

By: Hudson, J. Paul

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, The Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation: 1957

Seller ID: 1863

Condition: Very Good condition


Very clean, handsome booklet, tightly bound with no names or writing. Measures 5-1/2" x 8" and has 78 pages. I have others, but this one is by far the most illustrated. It is #23 of the 23 booklets published for the Jamestown Festival which commemorated the 350th anniversary of Virginia. Very handsome art by Sidney E,. King, plus photographs of items used in every day life in early Jamestown. I have included a photo of the table of contents to give you an idea of what is discussed. View more info

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Colonial Williamsburg Archeaological Series (Booklets 1-4 1969)

By: Hume, Ivor Noel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg: 1969

Seller ID: 1789

Condition: Very Good


These archaeological booklets were printed in large numbers, but it is uncommon to find the first four titles together in clean, attractive condition. All are tightly bound and have no names or writing. Their titles are: Glass in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections; Pottery and Porcelain in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections; Archaeology and Wetherburn's Tavern; and The Wells of Williamsburg -- Colonial Time Capsules. All four were authored by Ivor Noel Hume and measure 6"x9" with a collective 189 pages. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. Faults ... View more info

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Braddock's Campaign and the Potomac Route to the West, 1997 (extra ephemera laid-in)

By: Netherton, Ross

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Virginia, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society: 1997

Edition: Reprint from 1989

Seller ID: 1884

Condition: Fine cindition


Handsome booklet, clean as a whistle inside and out -- AND it comes with two stowaways laid-in, a map and guide to Fort Necessity and a two-sided card about Friendship Hill, a national historic site. Whenever I find extra items in thing I like to keep them together if they are topically related. All three items are in great condition. The boioklet measures 6" x 9" and has 22 pages. Tghere is a small sticker inside back cover indication that it was purchased at Eastern National. Text is augmented with illustratiosn in black and white and a two page map (see photo). View more info