A Collector's New Year: Philatelic, Americana, & Dealer Auction

Auction Details

A Special Two-Day Auction Event Featuring

*Featuring Both Old & New Items from the Gary Bracken Collection, Ken Prag Collection, Stuart MacKenzie Collection, & Others

~Over 1,500 Lots~

Including Civil War, Indian Territory, Kansas, & Missouri Covers from the Bracken Collection and California & Oregon Postcards from the Prag Collection

*General Americana *Stocks *Philatelic *Books *Mining *Sports

*Bargain & Dealer Lots including Colorado & Montana Billhead & Mining Archives from the Gary Bracken Collection and Stuart MacKenzie Collection

*Reduced opening prices on EVERY lot in the sale!

Welcome, collectors, to a new year of exciting auctions!

Our 2023 New Year's resolution is to continue to bring fantastic history at auction to collectors, dealers, and institutions around the world. And we hope you have resolved to keep building your collections and/or dealer inventories!

As a big thank you for an incredible 2022 year of auctions, we've created a special "auto-pilot" auction with reduced start prices and a whole bunch of great material for our beginning to intermediate collectors and/or Americana dealers.

You'll find a mix of new and old items, including new philatelic goodies from the Bracken Collection and Prag Collection, and new collections of books and historical resources. You'll also find tons of Americana including Montana and Colorado paper and check archives from the Stuart MacKenzie Collection and Bracken Collection.

This is an "auto-pilot" auction, so there won't be an auctioneer or audio/video feed. But you will be able to log into an auction console, place live bids, and watch the progression of the auction, just like in our other sales.

If you have any questions or need help placing an absentee bid, please call our office at 775-851-1859

Everyone at Holabird's wishes you a safe and Happy New Year!

And stay tuned because many more exciting items are coming to the collecting market in 2023!

--The Holabird Team--

So how does our auto-pilot auction work?

*Just like normal, you can start bidding absentee right now on iCollector. We can also help you register and place absentee bids for you. Give our office a call at 775-851-1859.

*On the day of the auction (January 7th and 8th), you'll be able to join the live auction console, place bids, and watch the lots progress. (But there won't be an audio/video feed or person on a podium).

*Once a lot opens, there will be a 20 second countdown.

*If a bid is placed during this countdown, the timer is reset to 20 seconds. Each live bid resets the timer!

*Once the countdown runs out, the lot will be sold, and the next lot will come up with the same settings.

It's up to you--the bidders--to keep the action going! But we'll be watching and cheering you on!


Auction Schedule

Session 1, January 7th, 2023, Lots 1000-1751
General Americana (1000-1455)
Geo. Sort (1000-1403)
Jewelry (1404-1420)
Sports (1421-1455)
Mining (1456-1564)
General Books (1565-1751)

Session 2, January 8th, 2023, Lots 2000-2774
Philatelic (2000-2480)
Covers & Stamps feat. Indian Territory, Kansas, & Missouri Covers from Bracken Collection (2000-2197)
Postcards feat. Foreign, California, & Oregon from Prag Collection (2198-2481)
Stocks & Bonds (2481-2774)
Mining (2481-2608)
Railroad (2609-2629)
Misc. (2630-2774)
SHIPPING & HANDLING: The customer is responsible for all shipping and packaging charges. We offer shipping service as a convenience to our buyers. Items are not shipped until the invoice and shipping charges are completely paid. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately after your items have been paid for. Purchases will be shipped via our approved, insured carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. Pick up is available from our Reno office, once you have received your invoice post auction
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The Buffalo Soldiers by Leckie [156138]1700 - The Buffalo Soldiers by Leckie [156138]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Buffalo Soldiers by Leckie, a narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West. 1967 second edition. 290pp with index. Dust jacket has wear. Date: Co
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The American Conflict by Horace Greeley [156626]1701 - The American Conflict by Horace Greeley [156626]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-64: Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to Exhi
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The Book of Old Silver [156379]1702 - The Book of Old Silver [156379]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Book of Old Silver: English, American, and Foreign by Seymour B. Wyler with All Available Hallmarks Including Sheffield Plate Marks. Profusely ill
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The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques [139138]1703 - The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques [139138]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hard cover book. Editor: L.G. G. Ramsey, F.S.A. Hawthorn Books, Inc. Publishers. 1962. 1472 pgs. Covers intact but spine cover loose from binding. All
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The Days I Knew by Lillie Langtry, 1925 [156292]1704 - The Days I Knew by Lillie Langtry, 1925 [156292]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Days I Knew by Lillie Langtry (Lady de Bathe). With a Foreword by Richard le Gallienne. Illustrated. Published by George H Doran Company in 1925.
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to n*******4 for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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The Long Hunter by Lawrence Elliot, 1976 [156293]1705 - The Long Hunter by Lawrence Elliot, 1976 [156293]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Long Hunter: A New Life of Daniel Boone by Lawrence Elliott. Published by Reader's Digest Press and distributed by Thomas Y. Crowell Company...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 150.00
Sold to r****z for (30.00 + 7.50) = 37.50
 
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The Quest for Mach One by Yeager, Cardenas, Hoover, Russell and Young with Signatures [154665]1706 - The Quest for Mach One by Yeager, Cardenas, Hoover, Russell and Young with Signatures [154665]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Quest for Mach One by Yeager, Cardenas, Hoover, Russell and Young. A first person account of breaking the sound barrier. Bob Hoover signature on p
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 400.00
 
 
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Report to Congress Vol. 2 [116845]1707 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Report to Congress Vol. 2 [116845]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This is a report to Congress by the Chief of The U.S. Army Corps Engineers (1775-present) dated 1882 volume two of four. Many maps outlining present
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Theatre Magazine,  Bound Volumes (2) [145779]1708 - Theatre Magazine, Bound Volumes (2) [145779]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 bound volumes of The Theatre magazine, 1905 and 1910, both are Vol II for their year. Bindings appear sound but are not. Date: Country (if not US
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Start Price : 40.00 | Estimate : 80.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Theological Related Books [125143]1709 - Theological Related Books [125143]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
3 hardback books: Fragments, by J.J.Owen, San Francisco, The Rosenthal-Saalburg Co., 1890, approx. 260 pp; Scripture His For the Young, Volume 1, By
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Three Volumes on History of the Reformation [135865]1710 - Three Volumes on History of the Reformation [135865]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Jean-Henri Merle d'AubignÈ's "History of the Reformation c1847. Tells of the protestant movement breaking away from Catholicism. C...
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Unfair Competition and Trademarks by Nims, Vols 1 & 2 [150301]1711 - Unfair Competition and Trademarks by Nims, Vols 1 & 2 [150301]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Vols 1 and 2, 1947. Trade secrets, registrations of trademarks, defamation of competitors etc. 1675 total pp with comprehensive index. Date: Countr
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United States Department of Agriculture Yearbooks  1897-1906 [146737]1712 - United States Department of Agriculture Yearbooks 1897-1906 [146737]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This lot of Department of Agriculture yearbooks is for years 1897, 1901, 1903, 1906. These are the books printed by the Washington Printing Office. Gr
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Universal Classic Manuscripts [146072]1713 - Universal Classic Manuscripts [146072]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Universal Classic Manuscripts; Facsimiles from Originals in the Department of Manuscripts, British Royal Museum, of Royal, Historic, and Diplomatic Do
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US Catalog Books in Print, 1902, 1912 original volumes [146303]1714 - US Catalog Books in Print, 1902, 1912 original volumes [146303]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1912, 10 x 12.5", 5" thick, original brown leather binding, minor wear on extremities, generally fine. H.W. Wilson Co., 1912. 2837pp, fron...
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US President and Candidate Biographies [150045]1715 - US President and Candidate Biographies [150045]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of four biographies about US presidents, presidential candidates, or other political figures including the following: A) The First Battle: The Sto
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Abraham Lincoln: A Play - Rare 1919 Book [138151]1716 - Abraham Lincoln: A Play - Rare 1919 Book [138151]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Rare book, Abraham Lincoln: A Play, by John Drinkwater. Copyright 1919, first edition, published by Houghton Mifflin - New York/Boston. Hardcover, 112
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American Political Figures Books (7) [150368]1717 - American Political Figures Books (7) [150368]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
7 hardcovers. George Rogers Clark by Bodley 1926-an American surveyor, soldier, and militia officer from Virginia who became the highest ranking Ameri
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U.S. Political Library (40) [115366]1718 - U.S. Political Library (40) [115366]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Forty pieces in all. Appear to be mostly 1990s & 2000s. About 14 hardcover most with dust jackets. Date: Country (if not USA): State: Cit...
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History of Political Parties and the Tippecanoe Movement by Fox. [150571]1719 - History of Political Parties and the Tippecanoe Movement by Fox. [150571]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1895. Elaborate accounts of the Federal and Republican parties of the olden time. 541pp with index. Date: Country (if not USA): State:
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History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration [150569]1720 - History of the George Washington Bicentennial Celebration [150569]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Hardcover 1932 Vol III, Literature Series. 739 pp with TOC and index. Lots of Revolutionary War history and tales. Date: Country (if not USA): St
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Ulysses S. Grant Books (2); 1879 and 2017 [156060]1721 - Ulysses S. Grant Books (2); 1879 and 2017 [156060]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Lot of two different books about U.S. Grant. A) A Tour Around the World by General Grant. Being a Narrative of the Incidents and Events of His Journey
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Estimate : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to v*********q for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Webster Books (Miscellaneous) (4) [138925]1722 - Webster Books (Miscellaneous) (4) [138925]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A collection of 4 hardback books: The Passing Throng by Edgar A. Guest, 1923, by The Reilly & Lee Co. approx. 90pp.; Dana's Manual of Minera...
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Wells Fargo and Mails Books, 3 [156315]1723 - Wells Fargo and Mails Books, 3 [156315]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo by Theobald, 210pp with appendix. Sharps Rifles and Spanish Mules, The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881 by Austerman, 367pp with index.
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Wells Fargo and Tiffany Books (2) [137837]1724 - Wells Fargo and Tiffany Books (2) [137837]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Wells Fargo, Advancing the American Frontier by Hungerford. Tiffany & Gaylord Express & Exhibition Belt Plates by Seibert Date: Country (...
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Pony Express Books and Ephemera [156156]1725 - Pony Express Books and Ephemera [156156]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) The History of the Pony Express by Waddell F. Smith. This is a Custom Library Edition, one of only 900 copies published in 1969. 110 pages. B) The
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Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
Sold to p********n for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Montana Indian Books [148152]1726 - Montana Indian Books [148152]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
16 Indian books, mostly Montana. Indians of Yesterday by Gridley, Charlo's People by Wolf, The Nez Perces by Haines hard and soft covers, Chief ...
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Native American Books (4) [160552]1727 - Native American Books (4) [160552]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four different books about Native Americans. A) The People Called Apache by Thomas E. Mails. Published in 1974. 447 pages. Illustrated. B) The Mystic
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Estimate : 40.00 - 120.00
Sold to s*********n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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First American Edition Book on the Cree and Salteaux Indians [148963]1728 - First American Edition Book on the Cree and Salteaux Indians [148963]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
By Canoe and Dog Train Among the Cree and Salteaux Indians. This hardcover book written by Rev. Edgerton R. Young tells of his adventures living among
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Sold to n*******4 for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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Indian Themed Books (7) [156075]1729 - Indian Themed Books (7) [156075]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) The Padre on Horseback: A Sketch of Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., Apostle to the Pimas by Herbert Eugene Bolton. 84 pages. B) Indian Place Names in
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Sold to P*****8 for (20.00 + 5.00) = 25.00
 
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Native American History Coffee Table Collection [140713]1730 - Native American History Coffee Table Collection [140713]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
6 Hardbound and 2 softbound, large-format "coffee table" type books. Beautiful, illustrated work all with Native American subject matter. ...
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Native American Reference and Beadwork Group [142617]1731 - Native American Reference and Beadwork Group [142617]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
1.5" green and white shield beaded bolo; 2.5 x 3" beaded leather coin purse, both c1930. 4 books on Native American culture Ca Indian days...
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Sold to p********n for (40.00 + 10.00) = 50.00
 
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Pottery Reference Books, (4) [150502]1732 - Pottery Reference Books, (4) [150502]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Zanesville Art Pottery in Color. Beginner's Book of American Pottery by Johnson. The Collectors Encyclopedia of Roseville Pottery by Huxford. En...
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Native American Studies Library Collection (21+ pubs) [140701]1733 - Native American Studies Library Collection (21+ pubs) [140701]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
15 Books, 6 Museum Published booklets, 15 Museum exhibit brochures. Included in this collection is The Wild West Box Set published in 2000 with The Am
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Western Book Group (6) [159571]1734 - Western Book Group (6) [159571]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of 6 books related to hunting, firearms, and other Western themes. Titles include The Perfect Shot: Shot Placement for African Big Game by Kevin
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Western Book Group, 8 [158535]1735 - Western Book Group, 8 [158535]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 assorted Western books. Montana's Historic Markers, The War of the Copper Kings, Westward Expansion, Indian Silver, Indians of the Americas, E...
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Estimate : 60.00 - 120.00
Sold to m*****d for (65.00 + 16.25) = 81.25
 
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Western History and Gaming Books (11) [158265]1736 - Western History and Gaming Books (11) [158265]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Group of eleven books and publications related to Western history and gaming. Titles include: Vengeance is Mine by Martin Erickson, Anaconda by Isaac
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Estimate : 70.00 - 120.00
Sold to p********n for (35.00 + 8.75) = 43.75
 
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Western History Books (8) [156153]1737 - Western History Books (8) [156153]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) Mankiller: A Chief and Her People: An Autobiography by the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation by Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis. Published
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Start Price : 35.00 | Estimate : 70.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Western History Books, 10 [156215]1738 - Western History Books, 10 [156215]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
10 Western history books. Western movies, Outlaw Trail, Culinary History, Trail Driving Days, The Settlers' West, Pictorial History and more gen...
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Start Price : 80.00 | Estimate : 160.00 - 500.00
 
 
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The Old West Book Series [156290]1739 - The Old West Book Series [156290]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Old West book series published by Time-Life Books. This is a book series about the Old West and each volume focuses on a different aspect of the e
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Start Price : 60.00 | Estimate : 120.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Old West Books by Time Life, 8, and History of the Southern Pacific [160504]1740 - Old West Books by Time Life, 8, and History of the Southern Pacific [160504]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
8 volumes of The Old West by Time Life. Rivermen, Miners, Cowboys, Townsmen, Indian, Chroniclers, Great Chiefs, Railroaders. The History of the South
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Time Life Books, The Old West, 4 [157009]1741 - Time Life Books, The Old West, 4 [157009]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 volumes of Time Life Books, The Old West, 1975. 2x The Chiefs, The Trailblazers, The Cowboys. Date: Country (if not USA): State: City: Prov
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Start Price : 10.00 | Estimate : 40.00 - 70.00
 
 
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Trails of the West Books, 4 [156129]1742 - Trails of the West Books, 4 [156129]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
4 trails of the West books. Old Utah Trails by Smart. The Oregon Trail, A New American Journey by Buck. The Oregon Trail, A Photographic Journey by Mo
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Western Lore Novels (11) [150585]1743 - Western Lore Novels (11) [150585]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
This House of Sky by Doid. The Graywold Annual 1-4. Night of the Grizzlies by Olsen. English Creek by Doig. The Lure of the Dim Trails by Bower. Journ
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World History Books (3) [156073]1744 - World History Books (3) [156073]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
A) The Early Kings of Norway: Also Essay on the Portraits of John Knox. By Thomas Carlyle. Published by Harper & Brothers in 1875. 257 pages. B...
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Estimate : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to b*******e for (25.00 + 6.25) = 31.25
 
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World History Books (5) [156074]1745 - World History Books (5) [156074]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Five different books related to world history. A) From Pillar to Post by Lieut.-Colonel H.C. Lowther. Published in 1911. 307 pages. B) Strange Lands a
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Start Price : 15.00 | Estimate : 30.00 - 80.00
 
 
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American West Law and Order Books, 7 [156313]1746 - American West Law and Order Books, 7 [156313]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground by Forrest, Knights of The Green Cloth by DeArment 1st edition, Alias Frank Canton by DeArment, Law & order...
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Western Europe Books (11) [150566]1747 - Western Europe Books (11) [150566]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Zurguten Stunde 1894, Huguenots in France After the Revocation by Smiles, Romance of the Street, Harry Lorrequer by Lever, The Mysteries of Paris by S
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Meyers Conversational Lexicon -- 1890 German Encyclopedia, rebound [126650]1748 - Meyers Conversational Lexicon -- 1890 German Encyclopedia, rebound [126650]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
The Meyer Konversations-Lexikon is an historic German encyclopedia, first published in 1839. The final issue appeared in 1964. It was created by Josep
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Milestones of History, 4 European History Vols. [158950]1749 - Milestones of History, 4 European History Vols. [158950]
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Milestones of History, 1974. 4 volumes mostly about European history. The Pen and the Sword. Ancient Empires. Reform and Revolt. Dawn of a New Era. D
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