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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 McCall's Magazine November, 1940 (Ku Klux Klan, Lenore Mattingly Weber)

McCall's Magazine November, 1940 (Ku Klux Klan, Lenore Mattingly Weber)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, McCall Corporation: 1940

Seller ID: 1901


Did you grow up reading the Beany Malone books? If so, the author, Lenore Mattingly Weber, is in this issue with a short story. Her name jumped right off the cover for me! Other items of interest are an article about the actvities of the Ku Klux Klan, a story by John P. Marquand, and preparations for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, and of course those elegant fashion plates. The magazine is clean and tightly bound with a small tear to top and bottom of spine, both of which I repaired with almost invisible archival tape. Other than that there's a few tiny bits of edge wear and mild soil to ligh... View more info

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Woman's Home Companion (September, 1937)

By: Buck, Pearl

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Welsh, William P., Crowell Publishing: 1937

Seller ID: 2849

Condition: Very good condition


Oversized magazine with a gorgeous cover by William P. Welsh. Inside there's a nice surprise -- a story by Pearl Buck titled "What the Heart Must." There's also the conclusion of a Kathleen Norris'story, "You can't Have Everything." But there's also the beginning of the story on the front cover banner which bills it as "an emotional novel of the deep south." A major article is "Putting Down Crime -- Thomas Dewey's Amazing War on the Racketeers." Household articles abound including a look at the California bungalow, the pleasure of a new coat of paint, problems of the working mother, and when y... View more info

Image for See Magazine World In Action (four issues 1938)

See Magazine World In Action (four issues 1938)

By: Dewey, Tomas E.; colbert, Claudette; Brady, Diamond Jim

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, V.S. Fox: 1938

Edition: Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, 1938

Seller ID: 1619


Just when I think I've seen all the mass market magazines of the 30's a new one pops up. See Magazine claimed a circulation of over 500,000 per issue, yet I can't find out anything about it. Clearly it's one the pulps of the day -- sensational stories along with odd things like How To Stall A Man and How to Dance the Shag. But it's favorite topics were Dateline-esque murders, canibalism, syphilis, and the women in the life of Diamond Jim Brady. Other noteables include a story on "New York's Man of the Hour, Thomas E. Dewey", how Lucky Strikes were made, and Claudette Colbert. Magazines are pri... View more info

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Inside the Walls of Alcatraz

By: Frank Heaney and Gay Machedo

Price: $22.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary: 1997

Edition: Reprinted

Seller ID: 4838

ISBN: 0915950812

Condition: NEW


This is a brand new book about the forbidding prison known as Alcatraz, the in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 127 glossy pages. The photographs are in black and white which is just right for the situation. The photos are many, as is the text. There are also many stories -- one of which is Frank Heaney who was Alcatraz's as the youngest guard. Interestng!!! View more info

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Racals & Rogues of Long Ago

By: No author stated

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Maynard, Massachusetts, Chandler Press: 1989

Seller ID: 4453

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp, clean booklet about men and women who walked on the dark side of the late 1900's. Each page has two rascals, rogues, and criminals with info and a black and white photos of which did nothing to enhance the faces. There are pickpockets, bank burglars, forgers, shop lifters, hotel thiefs, writers of bogus checks, confidence and sawdust games, bludgeon workers, and window smashers. All have nicknames such as Cincinnati Red, Boston Charlie, Ex-Gov.Moses, and Old Mother Hubbard. The booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 32 pages View more info

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The Murders at Convict Lake (SIGNED 1st)

By: Williams, George III

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dayton, Nevada, Tree by the River Publishing: 1984

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2091

Condition: Very Good Condition


Very interesting little booklet which will appeal to history buffs and fans of real crime. It takes place in 1871 Nevada when 29 convicts broke out of the Nevada Sate Penitentiary in Carson City. Six fled into California where they were ultimately cornered at Convict Lake by a posse. of course a shoot-out ensued and the convicts killed several men in the possse before embarking on another flight. Three, however, were captured, lynched, and tried. Two of the three were hung. Info is based on newspaper acounts of the day. Booklet is illustrated throughout and has 30 pages. It's also SIGNED with... View more info