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The Black Hills Detour: On Your Way to or from Magic Yellowstone, Glacier National Park or the Pacific Northwest
1 The Black Hills Detour: On Your Way to or from Magic Yellowstone, Glacier National Park or the Pacific Northwest

Burlington Route in Connection with Black Hills Transportation Co. 1930 Wraps Fine 
Very clean photo illustrated wraps (car moving through narrow rock gulch). No creasing, curling or chipping. Pages are clean and bright, illustrated with maps and vintage photographs. 30 pgs. Published by Burlington Railroad, a picturesque travel guide and itinerary through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Approx. 6" x 9". Travel. 012104

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An Old Boy Remembers, Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
2 An Old Boy Remembers
Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
Boston Ruth Hill, Publisher 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean brown pebbled cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by Adah N. Adams (author's wife): This books is presented to Mrs. Charles R. Thomas as a memorial to the love and esteem felt for her by the author and his wife. - Adah N. Adams - Aug. 30th, 1940". 125 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has corner chips, shallow loss at top and bottom of spine, a few closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Delightful reminiscenses of a once-typical American home still lit with candles and heated with open fires. 011817

Price: 35.00 USD
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Keepers of the Lights, Adamson, Hans Christian
3 Keepers of the Lights
Adamson, Hans Christian
New York Greenberg 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with small yellow rectangle on cover, white lighthouse decoration and yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Gray endpapers, with previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 430 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.50 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history of our lighthouses, lightships, and the men who guided those who sail the seas. 023388

Price: 25.00 USD
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Keepers of the Lights, Adamson, Hans Chritian
4 Keepers of the Lights
Adamson, Hans Chritian
New York Greenberg 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First edition in original dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with small yellow square (of "light") on cover, yellow and white lettering, white lighthouse decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Generously illustrated with photographs. 430 pages with index. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips, is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024836

Price: 15.00 USD
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Seasoned with Salt, Arny, Mary Travis
5 Seasoned with Salt
Arny, Mary Travis
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 230 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, and light edge wear, hint of rubbing, two clear pieces of tape reinforcing corners of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of an American family in Montclair, NJ, whose rambling old house became home to family, and to assorted boarders ranging from defense workers to a brood of orphan owls. 018757

Price: 30.00 USD
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Spanish Texas - Yesterday and Today, Ashford, Gerald
6 Spanish Texas - Yesterday and Today
Ashford, Gerald
Austin/New York Jenkins Publishing Company 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black decorative lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean marbled beige endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 296 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book tells the story of the Spanish heritage in Texas. 8vo. Texas. 012530

Price: 25.00 USD
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From Candlelight to Satellite, Atherton, Grace H.
7 From Candlelight to Satellite
Atherton, Grace H.
New Orleans Pelican 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with darker blue lettering on cover and spine. Some fading to spine and edges; no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on frontfly leaf: "Marjorie R. Jackson - Years pass but memories remain, we share many! - Grace H. Atherton - 1961". Small return address sticker of Mrs. Herber W. Jackson of Boston, Massachusetts on front free and fixed endpaper. 212 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light soiling (water marks) to spine, small edge chips at top edge of front and rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written with charm and literary skill by one who has seen the world turned topsy-turvy during her ninety years, this book brings back to us the customs and ways of life before World War I. 8vo. History. 014908

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Old New England Churches - And Their Children, Bacon, Dolores
8 Old New England Churches - And Their Children
Bacon, Dolores
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1906 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding. Red ribbed cloth boards with gold church and tree decoration on cover with double ruled line border and gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, tiny points of corner wear, gold lettering on spine has some wear but still legible. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph of the spire of the Old South Church, Boston, with printed tissue guard; 33 additional photographic plates of New England churches. 442 pages. 021983

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Eyes of Discovery:  America as Seen By the First Explorers, Bakeless, John
9 The Eyes of Discovery: America as Seen By the First Explorers
Bakeless, John
Philadelphia/ New York J. B. Lippincott 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. 439 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 007040

Price: 15.00 USD
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Lowcountry Plantations Today, Baldwin, William P.
10 Lowcountry Plantations Today
Baldwin, William P.
Greensville, NC, USA Legacy Publications 2002 093310121X / 9780933101210 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Gorgeous first edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped dust jacket with removable archival quality mylar cover. Large book - size approximately 10-1/2" x 12-1/4". Very clean, unfaded black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean illustrated endpapers. No previous owner names or bookplates. Signed by author on title page. Beautiful full color illustrations throughout. Photography by N. Jane Iseley. 336 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. An author-signed bookmark also laid in. Fourteen years in the planning and three years in the making, Lowcountry Plantations Today is renowned photographer N. Jane Iseley's and award-winning writer William P. Baldwin's loving and definitive tribute to the Carolina Lowcountry. Access to these incrtedible homes is limited; the treasures they contain are seldom seen. 024962

Price: 60.00 USD
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Horseback Honeymoon: The Vanishing Old West of 1907 Through the Eyes of Two Young Artists in Love, Ballard, Dorothy
11 Horseback Honeymoon: The Vanishing Old West of 1907 Through the Eyes of Two Young Artists in Love
Ballard, Dorothy
Two Continents Publishing Group 1975 0-8467-0105-7 / 9780846701057 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight, pages are clean (a little age speckling to top edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Endpapers illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005991

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Story of Man in Yellowstone, Beal, Merrill D.
12 The Story of Man in Yellowstone
Beal, Merrill D.
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Yellowstone Library and Museum Association 1960 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Revised Edition, SIGNED by author, in illustrated dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering and decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Signed by author on the title page. 320 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. Dustjacket is clean (hint of very faint soiling to rear panel), 1/4" chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A detailed and thorough history of the early explorers and later interesting development of Yellowstone Park. 020245

Price: 40.00 USD
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Virginia & Truckee - A Story of Virginia City and Comstock Times, Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg
13 Virginia & Truckee - A Story of Virginia City and Comstock Times
Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg
Oakland, CA Graham H. Hardy 1949 Signed Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket E. S. Hammack & Frederic Shaw, Illustrators Signed
Stated "First Edition" on copyright page, SIGNED limited edition, (limited to 950 copies), in original jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with gold train illustration on cover, brown cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No previous owner marking. Signed by both Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg on Limited Edition page, also inscribed and signed again by both authors on front free endpaper: "For Samuel Podell with Regards, Lucien Beebe - Charles Clegg - Weehawken, 1956." Illustrated with photographs. 62 pgs. Decorations by E. S. Hammack; Maps and Lettering by Frederic Shaw. Printed by El Camino Press in Salinas, California. Dustjacket is not price clipped, slightly age-toned, has small edge chips, closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the railroad that was built to serve Virginia City and the Comstock Lode in California in the 19th century. 018400

Price: 75.00 USD
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Gone For A Soldier: The Civil War Memoirs Of Private Alfred Bellard, Bellard, Alfred
14 Gone For A Soldier: The Civil War Memoirs Of Private Alfred Bellard
Bellard, Alfred
Boston Little, Brown And Company 1975 0316088331 / 9780316088336 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps, drawings in color and black and white. 298 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, one small edge chip at bottom of rear panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in removable mylar cover. 024739

Price: 28.00 USD
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Just Around the Corner: A Highly Selective History of the Thirties, Bendiner, Robert
15 Just Around the Corner: A Highly Selective History of the Thirties
Bendiner, Robert
New York Harper & Row 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded black boards with clean red cloth spine, gold decoration on cover and gold lettering on spine. No fraying, binding is tight, no cracking; slightest hint of lean. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers with chronicle of events; no names, writing or bookplates. 268 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A subjective and objective book of sophisticated irony, relating the history and meaning of the era of the Great Depression and the New Deal, written with humor, compassion and wisdom. 8vo. American History. 016795

Price: 15.00 USD
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16 In and About the Triple Cities
Binghamton Press Staff Photographers
Binghamton, NY Binghamton Press 1945 Spiral_bound Near Fine 
8" x 10-1/2" spiral bound book, very clean, unchipped, no creases, no writing or marks. Unpaginated (about 96 pgs.). Half-tone full page photographs and descriptions of buildings, bridges, rivers and scenery in the "Triple City" area of New York State (Binghamton, Johnson City, and Owego). Circa 1940's judging by automobiles and airplanes in photographs (no edition or date). The photos ran for six months on The Binghamton Press Editorial Page before being published in book form. 017460

Price: 30.00 USD
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America's Secret Aristocracy, Birmingham, Stephen
17 America's Secret Aristocracy
Birmingham, Stephen
Boston Little Brown And Company 1987 0316096504 / 9780316096508 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean light brown boards with blue cloth spine, crisp silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 334 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024319

Price: 12.00 USD
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Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story, Blocher, David
18 Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story
Blocher, David
Gettysburg, PA Blocher's 1930 Revised Edition soft cover Near Fine 
Revised Edition (Twenty-second Edition). Very clean brown wraps with silk rope binding intact. Illustrated cover. No chipping or creasing; a few tiny closed edge tears. Oblong book (12" x 9-1/4"). Clean "spider-web" tissue guard at front and rear. 68 pages, illustrated with large black and white photographs. Information on the Gettysburg National Park, map of the Park, history of the battle, monuments, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on back of rear panel. 021215

Price: 15.00 USD
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Hoosier: A Composite Portrait, Bowman, Heath
19 Hoosier: A Composite Portrait
Bowman, Heath
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1941 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Author signed, numbered limited edition (this no. 52 of one thousand signed copies) in unclipped dustjacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Very small ink mark on bottom page edges (size of grain of rice). Tasteful privately printed previous owner bookplate on back of front free endpaper. Illustrated from photographs by the author. 360 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket has small chips and edge wear, is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap); enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020248

Price: 35.00 USD
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Rails Under the Mighty Hudson: The Story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsylvania Tunnels and Manhattan Transfer, Brian J. Cudahy
20 Rails Under the Mighty Hudson: The Story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsylvania Tunnels and Manhattan Transfer
Brian J. Cudahy
Brattleboro, Vermont Stephen Greene Press 1975 0828902577 / 9780828902571 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Very clewan yellow cloth boards with black stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (small name and date neatly penned at top corner of front fixed endpaper). Illustrated with photographs. 79 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, has corner price clip at top of front inside flap, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the rails built under the mighty Hudson River, complete to PATH and AMTRAK operations over rails that carried the origibnal H&M "Black" multiple-unit trains and PRR's fabled DD-1 and GG-1 electric locomotives. A railroad book with something for every rail fan, combining subway, interurban, mainline, electric and steam railroading. 024469

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