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Evergreen Land: A Portrait of the State of Washington, Jones, Nard
101 Evergreen Land: A Portrait of the State of Washington
Jones, Nard
New York Dodd Mead 1947 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, signed by author. Very clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering and gold decorative horizontal lines on spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers, with previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper, previous owner name neatly written on rear fixed endpaper near top edge. SIGNED by author on half-title page. 276 pgs. with index. Illustrated with lovely black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears, price clip to top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 9". Washington State. 017277

Price: 30.00 USD
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Life Along the Hudson, Keller, Allan
102 Life Along the Hudson
Keller, Allan
Tarrytown, NY Sleepy Hollow Press 1976 0912882204 / 9780912882208 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with decorated paper covering on front and rear boards, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper; Front fixed endpaper has very slight discoloration from an article laid in (The Historic (and Hidden) Hudson). Book is liberally illustrated with photographs and maps. 272 pages. Clean dust jacket has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026203

Price: 25.00 USD
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Hearts of Fire: Great Women of American Lore and Legend, Kemp Battle
103 Hearts of Fire: Great Women of American Lore and Legend
Kemp Battle
New York Harmony (Guild America Books) 1997 0517703971 / 9780517703977 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 437 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gathered from books, diaries, journals, newspapers and letters spanning three centuries of American life, fascinating stories highlight the journey of women in the United States toward identity, independence and self-creation through these amazing true stories of outstanding women. 026729

Price: 18.00 USD
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My Home on the Range, Kennedy, Marguerite Wallace
104 My Home on the Range
Kennedy, Marguerite Wallace
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1951 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Lorence F. Bjorklund, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean yellow cloth boards with red author initials on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers with small previous owner inscription dated 1951 on front free endpaper. 341 pages with illustrations by Lorence F. Bjorklund. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has slight age-toning to rear panel, otherwise clean; small chip at top spine edge, bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A woman's story of starting married life as the mistress of a 120,000-acre ranch in Arizona -- one that will make you laugh, cry, and stay up far too late finishing the story. 021193

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105 Schoolmaster of Yesterday: A Three Generation Story 1820-1919
Kennedy, Millard Fillmore and Alvin F. Harlow
New York Whittlesey House 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Howard Simon, Illustrator 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 359 pgs. Illustrated by Howard Simon. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, hias up to 1/4" loss at top spine edge, small closed edge tears and tiny edge chips, crease to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Kennedys were a dynasty of schoolmasters. Millard Fillmore Kennedy and his father and grandfather before him held sway in Indiana district schools from the period when the Midwest was still a frontier to the time when the industrial age had begun in earnest. This is their story. 015170

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Seaplane  (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss), Keuka Lake Players
106 Seaplane (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss)
Keuka Lake Players
Hammondsport, New York Keuka Lake Players 1992 Paperback Fine 
Program for the original musical play based on the life of Glenn H. Curtiss presented by the Keuka Lake Players in Hammondsport, New York July 30-August 23, 1992 at the Hammondsport High School Auditorium. Two ticket stubs to the play are also included. Very clean booklet with stapled binding, nicely illustrated on front cover with a Curtiss seaplane and blue lettering. Size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Includes cast of characters with historical descriptions, cast biographies, list of scenes from the play, production staff, advertising. 60 pages. 024797

Price: 15.00 USD
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King's Photographic Views of New York, King, Moses (Editor and Publisher)
107 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
108 Some of The Military Records of America and Their Genealogical Value
Kirkham, E. Kay
Salt Lake City, Utah Deseret Book Company 1963 First 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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Wild Mississippi: A Natural View, Kirkpatrick, Stephen
109 Wild Mississippi: A Natural View
Kirkpatrick, Stephen
Thy Marvelous Works 1993 0961935367 / 9780961935368 First Unknown Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded faux dark green leather boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, no previous owner markings. Signed on front free endpaper by the author: "Stephen Kirkpatrick". Illustrated with gorgeous full color photographs throughout. 128 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A photographic pilgrimage through Mississippi's natural paradise. 026773

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Redwood Railways - A Story of Redwoods, Picnics and Commuters, Kneiss, Gilbert H.
110 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
111 The Old Lady in Dubuque
Kwasky, Albert
New York - Washington - Atlanta - Hollywood Vantage Press 1979 First 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.
112 The Life and Work of William Pryor Letchworth - Student and Minister of Public Benevolence
Larned, J. N.
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1912 First 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

Price: 40.00 USD
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113 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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114 The Wonderful Country
Lea, Tom
Boston Little Brown 1952 First 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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Back in Cripple Creek, Lee, Mabel Barbee
115 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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116 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Fifties in Pictures, Lescott, James
117 The Fifties in Pictures
Lescott, James
Great Britain Parragon Inc 2007 1405495308 / 9781405495301 First 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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American Vertigo - Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, Levy, Bernard-Henry
118 American Vertigo - Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
Levy, Bernard-Henry
New York Random House 2006 1-4000-6434-1 / 9781400064342 First 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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Silver Kings - The Lives and Times of Mackay, Fair, Flood and O'Brien, Lords of the Nevada Comstock Lode, Lewis, Oscar
119 Silver Kings - The Lives and Times of Mackay, Fair, Flood and O'Brien, Lords of the Nevada Comstock Lode
Lewis, Oscar
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean rust cloth boards with small blind-stamped decoration at upper corner of front cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. 286 pages + eight-page index. Dust jacket is clean and bright, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the big four of the Nevada Comstock Lode, one of the greatest of all silver mines. These were fabulous men who led strangely fascinating lives, set against the stunning background of the Virginia City of the seventies as well as the San Francisco of that era. The result is a really magnificent piece of authentic Americana. 026535

Price: 25.00 USD
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120 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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