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Established in 1989, the Company specializes in the social, political, and cultural history of the Americas. Areas of concentration include Colonial America, the American Revolution and Federal period, American imprints of the 18th century; Afro-Americana, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the American South; law and economics, commerce, banking, trade, industry, canals, railroads, agriculture, urbanization; the American West; political campaigns and issues, presidential politics.

Since 1993 David M. Lesser Fine Antiquarian Books LLC has been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.  The Company, located in New Haven's northern suburb of Woodbridge, is also a member of the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers. David M. Lesser is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, the Grolier Club, the Ephemera Society of America, and the Ancient Order of the Jackass.  We issue six printed catalogues annually. Visitors wishing to browse our stock of 10,000 titles are welcome to do so in person, by appointment. To hear David talk about the antiquarian book trade and how he became a part of it, click here for his interview:  http://www.ilab.org/eng/booksellers_main_page/ILAB_Booksellers_on_Video/David_Lesser.html


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Checks, Money Orders, Credit Cards: All items are subject to prior sale, and guaranteed as described.

Wrappers described when present; 'dbd' means disbound. Items reserved for 7 days after order, pending receipt of payment. Any item returnable within 10 days after receipt, in same condition as sent, for any reason. Prior notification required for returns; please call or email. Liability limited to purchase price paid.

Unless otherwise stated, U.S. shipping charges: $7.00 1st book, $1.50 each additional item. Shipping costs less if multiple pamphlets ordered. Non-U.S. shipments charged at cost.  We observe all customs regulations.

Institutions billed upon request.  

Connecticut residents will be charged the appropriate sales tax.

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