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King's Photographic Views of New York, King, Moses (Editor and Publisher)
101 King's Photographic Views of New York
King, Moses (Editor and Publisher)
Boston, Massachusetts Moses King 1895 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Incredibly interesting book with photos of everything from steamships of the day to parks and buildings as they existed in the late 1800s. Green cloth boards with maroon and gold decoration on cover and spine. Bevelled edges. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying or tears. Slightest hint of soiling. Binding is tight, hinges are sound. Chocolate brown endpapers - no writing or bookplates. Fold-out map (page 476) is missing. All else intact. 450 illustrations, 721 pages. From the Editor's Preface: Accurate pictures are the most vivid descriptions. The 450 photographic views in this volume tell a simple but entertaining and comprehensive story of New York in 1894-1895. They are so arranged as to form a practical route guide book. The stranger who will follow the route or order of these pictures will see the city in the easiest and shortest manner. " King also published "King's Handbook of New York City," a superb volume of 1008 pages of text with 1029 illustrations, which this book is meant to accompany. 026090

Price: 75.00 USD
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Some of The Military Records of America and Their Genealogical Value, Kirkham, E. Kay
102 Some of The Military Records of America and Their Genealogical Value
Kirkham, E. Kay
Salt Lake City, Utah Deseret Book Company 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
In original unclipped jacket. Blue and black cloth boards with photo decoration on covr. Very slight browning to spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. 75 pages with Bibliography. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), clean, wit hsome light rubbing, chipping at upper edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022589

Price: 12.00 USD
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Redwood Railways - A Story of Redwoods, Picnics and Commuters, Kneiss, Gilbert H.
103 Redwood Railways - A Story of Redwoods, Picnics and Commuters
Kneiss, Gilbert H.
Berkeley, California Howell-North 1956 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Third printing with both maps in rear pocket, clean original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Very small return address label at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Two folded maps in pocket at end of book (in perfect condition). Beautifully illustrated with maps, glossy black and white photographs. Foreword by Lucius Beebe. 165 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has thumbnail size chip at base of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025841

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Old Lady in Dubuque, Kwasky, Albert
104 The Old Lady in Dubuque
Kwasky, Albert
New York - Washington - Atlanta - Hollywood Vantage Press 1979 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Very clean black boards with gilt lettering on spine. No surface wear or bumping. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are very clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 229 pgs. with index. Bright dustjacket is not price clipped, very light fading to spine and front flap fold. Very minimal edge wear (a few small shallow edge chips and closed edge tears) with a very small, light 2" diagonal crease to bottom left corner of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Americana. 014962

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Life and Work of William Pryor Letchworth - Student and Minister of Public Benevolence, Larned, J. N.
105 The Life and Work of William Pryor Letchworth - Student and Minister of Public Benevolence
Larned, J. N.
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1912 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Dark green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. Light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photogravure portrait of William Letchworth with tissue guard; 15 additional illustrations, including double page spread map of Letchworth Park. 472 pages with index. A must-have book for those interested in the history of the Genesee Valley in Western New York, and the life and contributions of W. P. Letchworth. 021949

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106 Early American Inns and Taverns
Lathrop, Elise
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1926 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
1926 on title page and copyright page; no additional printings listed. Unfaded blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Faint hint of soiling, light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 365 pgs. with list of Inns and Taverns by state at rear of book. Illustrated with black & white plates. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". Americana. 016232

Price: 30.00 USD
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107 The Wonderful Country
Lea, Tom
Boston Little Brown 1952 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated by Author 
Clean beige and brown illustrated cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumped corners, very little wear. Binding is tight & square. Red topstained edges. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Classic tasteful bookplate inside front cover. Lovely illustrations by author (including endpapers). 387 pgs. 8vo. Western. 006071

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Typical Texan: Biography of An American Myth, Leach, Joseph
108 The Typical Texan: Biography of An American Myth
Leach, Joseph
Dallas Southern Methodist University Press 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated 
First Edition thus of an American Southwest classic. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip; no fading, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (one tiny faint sticker mark to front free endpaper near top edge). 178 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has very tiny shallow chipping at top spine edge, long closed tear along front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 016448

Price: 20.00 USD
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Back in Cripple Creek, Lee, Mabel Barbee
109 Back in Cripple Creek
Lee, Mabel Barbee
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Clean rust cloth boards with beige cloth spine, gold lettering on rust title box on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Tiny previous owner return address label at top edge of half-title page. Introduction by Lowell Thomas. 192 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one very short closed edge tear. Photo of author with Lowell Thomas on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's memoir of colorful characters from the mining heydays in Cripple Creek, Colorado. 025957

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110 Robert Royalton and His Covered Wagon: A True Story of an American Boy from Boyhood to Young Manhood
Leighton, John J.
Rochester, NY Rochester Press 1928 Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red ribbed cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 334 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Boys Fiction. 008831

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The Fifties in Pictures, Lescott, James
111 The Fifties in Pictures
Lescott, James
Great Britain Parragon Inc 2007 1405495308 / 9781405495301 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean glossy unworn pictoral boards with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean purple endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full color and black and white photographs. 256 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, short closed tear at top rear flap fold, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024354

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American Vertigo - Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, Levy, Bernard-Henry
112 American Vertigo - Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
Levy, Bernard-Henry
New York Random House 2006 1-4000-6434-1 / 9781400064342 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" statement and full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with bright metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henry Levy spent a year traveling throughout America in the footsteps of another great Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose "Democracy in America" remains the most influential book ever written about our country. The result is a wholly fresh look at America. 018124

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113 Bonanza Inn - America's First Luxury Hotel
Lewis, Oscar and Carroll D. Hall
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1959 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fair to Good Jacket Signed
Eighth Printing, SIGNED by author Oscar Lewis. Clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 346 pp. + index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the world famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco, built in 1875 and destroyed by the earthquake and fire of 1906. 019305

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McCord of Alaska - Statesman for the Last Frontier, Long, John Sherman (with Grace Doering McCord)
114 McCord of Alaska - Statesman for the Last Frontier
Long, John Sherman (with Grace Doering McCord)
Cleveland, Ohio Dillon / Liederbach, Inc. 1975 0-913228-15-x / 9780913228159 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in clean original dust jacket, SIGNED by co-author Grace Doering McCord, with additional signed letter laid in. Clean blue cloth boards with gold stars on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To talented and charming Edna B. Jennings who shares with Jack McCord and me an empathy regarding awesome, fabulous Alaska. With all good wishes - Grace Doering McCord 1975." A wonderful letter to Edna (also a writer) discussing a story she did on Cleveland is laid in and signed by the author. Book is illustrated with maps and photographs. Foreword by Lowell Thomas. 210 pages. Dust jacket is clean with slightest hint of age-toning, no chips, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025142

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Lake Superior Country, Longstreth, T. Morris
115 The Lake Superior Country
Longstreth, T. Morris
New York/London The Century Co. 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram S at lower right of front cover design). First Edition, First Printing. Clean dark green cloth boards with gilt and blue illustration & lettering on cover and spine. Very slight wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs and two fold-out maps. 360 pgs. with index. 010296

Price: 32.00 USD
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Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, Lopez, Barry (Editor)
116 Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape
Lopez, Barry (Editor)
San Antonio, TX Trinity University Press 2006 1-59534-024-6 / 9781595340245 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and maps. 447 pgs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; hint of a very light scratch, barely visible on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift quality. A book of the distinctly American vocabular that people use to characterize the country's landscape. When we speak of things like canyons, waterfalls, and prairies, we are talking about our history; when we use a word like gulch or monadnock, or an expression like Carolina bay or desire path, we are evoking something distinctive in our culture. Learn about it here. 8-3/4" x 11". Americana. 014921

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Long Knives Walked, Mabie, Mary Louise
117 The Long Knives Walked
Mabie, Mary Louise
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1932 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 304 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Historical Fiction. 010382

Price: 100.00 USD
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118 Maine Past & Present
Maine Writers Research Club
D. C. Heath & Co. 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Orange/red boards are quite clean (two small water spots on front board). Green lettering and small pine tree decoration on cover and spine. Very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Front free endpaper is missing; nice frontis photograph of large tree (The Witch-trot Elm), many additional photographs throughout. Pages and edges are clean. No names, marks or underlining. 321 pgs. with index. 8 vo.. Maine. 011056

Price: 12.00 USD
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Ne-Saw-Je-Won - A Tale of the Waters that Run Down From Lake Superior to the Sea, Martin, Helen M.
119 Ne-Saw-Je-Won - A Tale of the Waters that Run Down From Lake Superior to the Sea
Martin, Helen M.
Cleveland, OH M. D. Harbaugh 1939 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Softcover book (dark blue paper wraps) with silver lettering and Great Lakes illustration on cover. Fading to spine and edges, otherwise in very good condition. Small previous name at top edge of first blank page. Two two-page maps of the Great Lakes Region at front and rear of book, additional maps and photographs. Foreword by M. D. Harbaugh. 82 pages. 022715

Price: 12.00 USD
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Last Settlers, Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
120 Last Settlers
Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
Pittsburgh, PA Duquesne University Press 1998 0820702900 / 9780820702902 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white plates. Photographs by Charles Mason. 171 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book documenting the lives of two twentieth century pioneer families in the Alaskan wilderness. 018594

Price: 15.00 USD
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