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In our catalog, we consider an item as “vintage” when it is 30 years or older. We’ve grouped our books and textbooks under this category based on their physical ages (i.e., dates of publication, not necessarily that of copyright). Some of these items may be considered collectible for any number of reasons, such as they are now out of print or they are first editions, while others may still hold value and usability today, such as math textbooks.
"The whole comprising and Authentic History of many Incidents inseparably interwoven with the Exploration, Settlement and Development of the Great Western Plains."—from the title page
This book contains 60 Community based shop projects most of which are relevant today.
Huck tells the stories of when Tom became a detective to solve a murder case and of when Tom, Jim, and he go on an adventure in a hot air balloon. The volume also includes several lesser-known short stories.
"This book is a record of a pleasure trip," Mark Twain wrote in the Preface. Originally published in 1867, this travelogue includes portions of letters he wrote to the Daily Alta California, New York Tribune, and New York Herald. This is the second of two volumes dedicated to The Innocents Abroad in the 1922 Author's National Edition set.
"This book is a record of a pleasure trip," Mark Twain wrote in the Preface. Originally published in 1867, this travelogue includes portions of letters he wrote to the Daily Alta California, New York Tribune, and New York Herald. This is the first of two volumes dedicated to The Innocents Abroad in the 1922 Author's National Edition set.
Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 10: The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays (Vintage, Hardcover)
Hadleyburg is a town full of people who believe that they will never surrender to temptation. A wandering stranger wishes to teach them otherwise.
Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 9: The American Claimant and Other Stories and Sketches (Vintage, Hardcover)
"No weather will be found in this book. This is an attempt to pull a book through without weather. It being the first attempt of the kind in fictitious literature, it may prove a failure, but it seemed worth the while of some dare-devil person to try it, and the author was in just the mood." — Mark Twain in "The Weather In This Book" preface
Twain's memoirs of his adventures as a steamboat pilot who traveled up and down the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans.
This classic tale from Twain tells the tale when young dopplegangers switch their identities. The twist: one of these young men happens to be Edward VI, the Prince of Wales!
Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 6: The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (Vintage, Hardcover)
What would you do if you know that you're about to inherit $30,000? This challenge was given to Saladin Foster (aka "Sally") and his wife Electra (aka "Aleck"). The money comes with its conditions, however. Will Sally and Aleck adhere to the restrictions or will their greed get in the way?
Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 4: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Vintage, Hardcover)
"I am an American. I was born and reared in Hartford, in the state of Connecticut—anyway, just over the river, in the country. So I am a Yankee of the Yankees..." — from "The Stranger's History" (page 5)
Mark Twain's Author's National Edition, Vol. 5: Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Vintage, Hardcover)
David Wilson decided to put up his shingle in Dawson's Landing, hoping to build a law office, but when his wit was misunderstood by the townspeople, he was labeled a "pudd'nhead" and could only eek out a living using his other skills. However, twenty years later a murder case gives him a chance to redeem himself in his neighbors' eyes as well as reveal a tragic and fateful decision by a slave mother whose strongest desire was to see her son raised free.
This is a collection of 12 Raggedy Ann books by Johnny Gruelle.
"Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in." — Mark Twain in "Preface"
The book based on the hit Beatles movie Yellow Submarine.
A truly amazing photographic representation of the Second World War.
A tale of a new mouse from the author of Basil of Baker Street.
1000+ pages of Bergey Family Genealogy beginning with #1 John Ulrich Bergey through #5759 Mary Ellen Clemmer beginning the 9th generation.
"An authentic and official memorial edition, containing every incident in the career of the immortal statesman, soldier, orator, and patriot."—from the title page
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This book won the Caldecott Award Medal in 1951. The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
These are the first Raggedy Ann and Andy Stories. They are American classics.
"This volume develops the classical theory of the Lebesgue integral and some of its applications. The integral is initially presented in the context of n-dimensional Euclidean space, following a thorough study of the concepts of outer measure and measure. A more general treatment of the integral, based on an axiomatic approach, is later given." — From the back cover
"This text is nominally about LISP and data structures. However, in the process it covers much broader areas of computer science. The author has long felt that the beginning student of computer science has been getting a distorted and disjointed picture of the field. ,,, This book uses LISP as a means for relating topics which normally get treated in several separate courses." — From the Preface (page xi)
Mathematical Theory of Connecting Networks and Telephone Traffic (1965 First Edition, Hardcover) [Ex-Library]
"With the exception of Chapter 4, this book is based entirely on research papers on telephone systems written by the author at Bell Telephone Laboratories during the 10 years prior to 1964. ... All the papers represented in the book appeared in the Bell System Technical Journal." — From the Preface (page ix)