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21 Wagman, John. On This Day in America: An Illustrated Almanac of History, Sports, Science, and Culture.
New York: Gallery Books, [1990]. 
Quarto, white leatherette & navy blue board (hardcover), gilt letters, [365] pp. Fine, in a tape repaired (though still attractive) dust jacket. Provides a fascinating perspective on the almost five hundred years of the American experience, from 1492 through the 1980s. With over 4,000 facts and more than 340 archival photographs and vintage prints in a day-by-day format. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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22 Willis, N. P. L'Amerique Pittoresque, ou Vues des Terres, des Lacs et des Fleuves des Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Traduit de l'Anglais par L. de Bauclas.
London: Georges Virtue, 1840. 
Two volumes. Quarto, half black calf & patterned cloth (hardcover), marbled endpapers, marbled edges, 140 pp + 106 pp. One steel engraved map, 121 steel engraved plates after drawings by W. H. Bartlett. Very Good; light shelf wear, engraved titles have some foxing, otherwise clean and tight. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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23 Willson, Beckles. America's Ambassadors to England (1785-1929): A Narrative of Anglo-American Diplomatic Relations.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929. 
1st edition. Octavo, gilt-stamped blue cloth, uncut, xiv, 497 pp. Portraits. Very Good. 
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24 Wison, Woodrow; Lane, Franklin K.; Roosevelt, Theodore. Americanism. Addresses by Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States at the Convention Hall, Philadelphia, May 10, 1915; Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior of the United States, New York, January 11, 1919; Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, New York, October 12, 1915.
Americanization Department , Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, n.d. 
Octavo, paperbound (stapled stiff blue wrappers), 27pp. Near-Fine with fading to edges. 
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25 Wong, Bernard P. Chinatown: Economic Adaptation and Thnic Identity of the Chinese. [Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology, General Editors, George and Louise Spindler, Stanford University].
Fort Worth, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., [1982]. 
Octavo, softbound, 110 pp. Near-Fine. Contents: Foreword; From China to America; Social Structure of Chinatown; What Kinds of People are There in Chinatown?; Making a Living; The Chinese Family in the United States; Ethnic Identity of Chinese Americans; Forces of Cultural Continuity and Culture Change; Conclusion: The Future of Chinatown; Bibliography. 
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26 Wygrandt, Cornelius. A Passing America: Considerations of Things of Yesterday Fast Fading from Our World.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1932. 
Octavo, green cloth, (hardcover), blue spinal labels, gilt letters, xxi, 330 pp. Very Good, with darkened spine and speckling to page edges. Illus. with b & w plates. Contents: Covered Bridges -- Katydids and Tree-Toads; Quills and Quillwork; The Old Gray Hen -- Supper, Country Presses; Of Coach Dogs, Germantown Wagons and Meeting House Sheds -- The Catherine Pear, Feather Beds; Oleander, Jasmine and Daphne -- Bonnets and Broadbrims; Flatirons, Fishbones and Thank-You-Ma'ams; The Doom of the Chestnut Tree -- Boots, Gypsy Vans; Buckwheat, Indoors and Out -- Of Mauls and Gumwood, Venetian Blinds; Purple Parties -- Log Cabins, Greek; Cedar Incorruptible -- Oxen, Brandied Peaches; Index. 
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27 [MacPherson, James.] A Short History of the Opposition during the Last Session of Parliament. The Third Edition.
London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1779. 
Octavo, new wrappers, vi, 58 pp. Crisp and clean; Near-Fine. “The Author of the following Essay has long entertained an opinion, that the most formidable foes of Great Britain were nursed in her own bosom: These, under the masque of Patriotism, fomented rebellion in her Colonies; and by exposing her pretended weakness, created a combination of powerful States, not only against her interest, but her very existance, as a great and independent Kingdom.” 
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