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John K. King Used & Rare Books

John K. King Used & Rare Books

901 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226 USA (313) 961-0622

Michigan's largest used & rare bookstore, named one of the top bookstores in the country by USA Today, The Washington Post, etc. We have over 750,000 used & rare books in stock, and we've been in business since 1965. John King Used & Rare Books is a name you can trust.

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [Eight Volumes]

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8 vols. 8.75 x 5.5", full tree calf, vp, heavily worn set: vol. 1 missing front cover, spine and pp up to p24; other volumes well worn with extremities chipping, hinges loose, pp toned and spotted; volume 3 with some staining and wrinkling to bottom edges of pages. A well-worn set of the FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. SWAF.

$287.50

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Stonewall Jackson: a Military Biography used book

Stonewall Jackson: a Military Biography

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$115.00

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co. : NY
Date published: 1866

Description: "With a Portrait and Maps", 8.25 x 5.75", cloth, 470pp + ads, covers very worn and soiled, rebacked with original spine cover laid down, extremities bumped and fraying, new endpapers, pp worn, toned, finger soiled and stained in lower margin (at rear of book). SWAF. Read More

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Curious George Takes a Job used book

Curious George Takes a Job

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$1,092.50

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co. : Boston
Date published: 1947

Description: Illus. by author, 10.5 x 8.5", dec red cloth, 47pp, covers rubbed with some finger soil and water staining, extremities bumped and wearing, hinges loose, contents a little rubbed with some scattered minor soiling. Early edition (no date on title), INSCRIBED "To Bobby, Rickey, and Candy" AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, H.A. REY, WHO DRAWS A PICTURE OF CURIOUS GEORGE HOLDING A SHOVEL AND A PAIL, WITH THE CAPTION "Hello Everybody! " SCARCE signature, SCARCE original drawing! Read More

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Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War [Two Volumes] used book

Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War [Two Volumes]

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$172.50

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Star Publishing: Chicago
Date published: 1896

Description: 2 Vols. Illus. from Harper's Weekly, 16 x 11.25", gilt-lettered cloth, 836pp with index, covers heavily rubbed, some staining to front cover of vol. 1, extremities bumped and fraying, hinges loose, inner rear hinge of vol. 1 cracking, ink inscription from former owner on front fly of vol. 1, pp toned and used; still a decent set. Read More

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Thirty Years After: an Artist's Story of the Great War [Two Volumes, Cover Title "Army Sketch Book"] used book

Thirty Years After: an Artist's Story of the Great War [Two Volumes, Cover Title "Army Sketch Book"]

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$977.50

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Fords, Howard & Hulbert: NY
Date published: 1890

Description: 2 Vols. Illus. by author, 16 x 12", gilt-lettered brown embossed cloth, 319pp, extremities bumped and fraying, spines a little dull but covers nice, hinges loose, pp toned with some finger soiling else an exceptionally nice set. Read More

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National History of the War for the Union: Civil, Military and Naval [Three Volume Set] used book

National History of the War for the Union: Civil, Military and Naval [Three Volume Set]

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$402.50

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Johnson, Fry & Co. : NY
Date published: 1861

Description: 3 Vols. Engraved plates; extra engraved title pages, 11.5 x 8.5", full gilt-lettered embossed leather; aeg, covers rubbed, spine ends bumped and chipping, extremities worn, hinges loose, inner hinges cracking, pp toned but still a nice clean set. Read More

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Around the World With General Grant: a Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant Ex-President of the United States...[Two Volume Set] used book

Around the World With General Grant: a Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant Ex-President of the United States...[Two Volume Set]

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$115.00

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Subscription Book Department: NY
Date published: 1879

Description: 2 Vols. Frontis portrait, folding map; illlus., 10.75 x 7.25", recent red cloth with original leather spine label and corners, 631pp; 631pp, covers rubbed with a spot on front cover of vol. I, spines sunned, leather additions abraded and chipped, hinges loose, pp toned but a clean set. Read More

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Under Both Flags: a Panorama of the Great Civil War used book

Under Both Flags: a Panorama of the Great Civil War

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$143.75

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: np
Date published: 1896

Description: Illus., 11.5 x 8.25", recent library buckram with original half-leather; gilt-lettered binding laid on, 592pp, original covers quite worn, abraded and chipped, hinges loose, pp toned with some finger soiling. Read More

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The History of the Civil War in America [Two Volumes: 1863, 1866] used book

The History of the Civil War in America [Two Volumes: 1863, 1866]

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$172.50

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Gurdon Bill: Springfield, MA
Date published: 1866

Description: 2 Vols. Engraved plates, 10 x 6.75", embossed leather, 507pp with index + ad; 629pp with index plus ads, vol. 1 is rebacked with original spine laid down, rubbed, extremities worn and chipped, illus. (and tissue guards) spotted, pp a bit toned with some finger soiling; vol. 2 is heavily worn at edges, outer spine covers splitting, hinges loose, inner hinges cracking, pp toned; a rather worn, mismatched set, but still usable. Read More

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A Complete Life of Gen. George a. Custer used book

A Complete Life of Gen. George a. Custer

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$172.50

Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Sheldon & Co. : NY
Date published: 1876

Description: Engraved frontis portrait; 16 plates/maps, 9.5 x 6.5", gilt-pict green cloth, 648pp, a heavily worn copy, extremities bumped, spine ends fraying and torn, outer front hinge torn, textblock cracked, ink and inkstamp ownership inscriptions on front fly, pp toned, some spotting; a very loose and worn copy, but still usable (and repairable! ). Read More

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