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The Development of Central and Western New York - From the Arrival of the White Man to the Eve of the Civil War, Mau, Clayton
121 The Development of Central and Western New York - From the Arrival of the White Man to the Eve of the Civil War
Mau, Clayton
Dansville, NY Clayton Mau 1958 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Revised and Enlarged Edition, SIGNED by author in original unclipped jacket. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. A few tiny faint spots, otherwise clean, with no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name). Signed by the author on title page: "Clayton Mau". Illustrated. 466 pages with index. Dustjacket has light foxing, no chips or tears, not price clipped (5.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arranged in chornological order, these carefully edited source materials deal with the period from shortly after 1600, when the country was inhabited by the Iroquois Indians and when written records pertaining to the area first appeared, to 1860, the eve of the Civil War. 021918

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122 Dakota War Whoop: Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota
McConkey, Harriet E. Bishop
Chicago Lakeside Press/ R. R. Donnelly 1965 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue-black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean, with gilt top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. No additional printings listed. Title page states Christmas, 1965; 1965 on copyright page. Frontis portrait of author with tissue guard, map and 3 additional illustrations. 395 pgs. 12mo. American History. 011675

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Horse Dung Trail - Saga of American Circus, McKennon, Joe
123 Horse Dung Trail - Saga of American Circus
McKennon, Joe
Sarasota, Florida Carnival Publishers 1975 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original illustrated jacket. Clean turquoise blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed "Best Wishes from Joe McKennon" on front free endpaper. Small previous owner return address label on front fixed endpaper. 528 pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge (1/8"), a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The wonderful saga of the American Circus, including P.T. Barnum, the Ringlings, Jess Adkins, James A. Bailey and hundreds of other circus greats, including great circus performances, meals in circus cookhouses, grassy lots and floods, fires and train wrecks through the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 019012

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Louisville:  The Gateway City, McMeekin, Isabel McLennan
124 Louisville: The Gateway City
McMeekin, Isabel McLennan
New York Julian Messner 1946 First Limited Edition (Signed) Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket Orville Carroll, Illustrator Signed
Special Limited Louisville Edition, signed by BOTH the author and the illustrator. In original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean light gray cloth boards with unchipped red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers (very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Limited Edition, this number 1013, signed by both the author and illustrator on decorative Special Limited Edition page. 279 pages with index. Dust jacket is unclipped (3.00 on front inside flap), clean and bright (slight fading to spine background), with a few very shallow edge chips, several closed tears with associated creasing. Photo and biography of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025336

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A River Ramble, Merrill, Arch
125 A River Ramble
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, NY Democrat & Chronicle 1956 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Second printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue boards with with gold lettering on spine. Small shallow dent at top board edge, light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; tiny previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at top edge of front fixed endpaper, small date at top of front free endpaper. 109 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), 3" closed tear at rear spine fold, wear to front spine fold, 1943 and short ink-mark on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021225

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A River Ramble - Saga of the Genesee Valley, Merrill, Arch
126 A River Ramble - Saga of the Genesee Valley
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, New York Democrat & Chronicle 1943 Seventh Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Seventh Printing in clean original dust jacket. Very clean decorated black cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 109 pages. Clean dust jacket is unfaded, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026370

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Bloomers and Bugles, Merrill, Arch
127 Bloomers and Bugles
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1958 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; tiny previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front fixed endpaper, small date at top of front free endpaper. 214 pages. Illustrated in black and white. Dustjacket is quite clean, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), a few tiny chips at spine corners, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021223

Price: 25.00 USD
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Bloomers and Bugles, Merrill, Arch
128 Bloomers and Bugles
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. 1958 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray boards with dark blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with no previous owner markings. Signed on front free endpaper by the author: "Arch Merrill". 215 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Covers the period between the passing of the frontier and the close of the Civil war, picking up the threads of regional history where its popular predecessor, PIONEER PROFILES, left them. Surging expansion of the new age of steam, of reform and new ideas, of seething debate, adventurour men and women of Central-Western New York. 026368

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From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill, Merrill, Arch
129 From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 212 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, very slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025736

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Our Goodly Heritage, Merrill, Arch
130 Our Goodly Heritage
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1968 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean bright book and dust jacket. Unfaded red boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping 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 black and white photographs. 216 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), no tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill's fifteenth regional book, written in the lively, distinctive style that has made him Western New York's favorite storyteller. 026371

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Pioneer Profiles, Merrill, Arch
131 Pioneer Profiles
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with black lettering on spine. Small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no previous owner markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 215 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), bright, no chips, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026372

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Shadows on the Wall, Merrill, Arch
132 Shadows on the Wall
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1952 Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean unfaded green boards with black lettering on spine, in as-new original dust jacket. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with brief previous owner Christmas inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper (dated 1952). No fading or wear to cover. Dust jacket is clean and bright, no chips or tears, no rubbing, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill's eleventh book - a compilation of tales about unusual people, events--and even buildings--which have cast strange shadows on the wall of New York State. 026369

Price: 20.00 USD
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Southern Tier (Volume 1), Merrill, Arch
133 Southern Tier (Volume 1)
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. 1969 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean brown boards with black lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small red metallic star in upper corner of front free endpaper - no other marks. 213 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, one short closed edge tear. Author's photo and bio with pictures and descriptions of his other books on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022621

Price: 20.00 USD
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Southern Tier (Volumes 1 and 2), Merrill, Arch
134 Southern Tier (Volumes 1 and 2)
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1969 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Two books, both First Editions in clean original unclipped dust jackets. Clean unfaded brown and green boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper of Volume 1 only. Illustrated with photographs. 213 pages/212 pages. Clean bright dust jackets are not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap of both jackets), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. 025737

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Changing Years, Merrill, Arch
135 The Changing Years
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1967 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 195 pages. Dust jacket is clean (with exception of price on inner flap being inked out), has a few tiny edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill, in his 22nd book, tells how the automobile, after the coming of paved roads, combined with the development of aviation, virtually remade our world. 025171

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country, Merrill, Arch
136 The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, NY Gannett Company 1944 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Beautiful unworn textured dark green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - previous owner bookplate on front pastedown - no writing or marks. Foreword by Arthur C. Parker. Illustrated with drawings, black and white plates. 112 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has a few very tiny shallow edge chips (under 1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025585

Price: 22.00 USD
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Slim Fingers Beckon, Merrilll, Arch
137 Slim Fingers Beckon
Merrilll, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean book in original illustrated dust jacket, first edition. Clean unfaded blue boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight mustiness. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 184 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, very nice in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025735

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner, Miller, Max
138 The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner
Miller, Max
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold title box on spine. Clean, with slight fading to edges. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - small previous owner name on front pastedown. Illustrated with map and 47 photographs by Lew Walker. 256 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has some edge chipping, slight wear at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025436

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Guest List - How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball, Mordden, Ethan
139 The Guest List - How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball
Mordden, Ethan
New York St. Martin's Press 2010 0312540248 / 9780312540241 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name penned on front fixed endpaper, hidden under front flap of jacket. Illustrated with black and white glossy plates. 317 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025974

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Saga of Texas Cookery - An Historical Guide of More than One Hundred Twenty Recipes Illustrating the French Influence on Texas Cuisine, the Spanish Influence, & the Mexican, Including Also Contributions from the European Settlers in the Republic of Texas & from the Resou, Morgan, Sarah
140 The Saga of Texas Cookery - An Historical Guide of More than One Hundred Twenty Recipes Illustrating the French Influence on Texas Cuisine, the Spanish Influence, & the Mexican, Including Also Contributions from the European Settlers in the Republic of Texas & from the Resou
Morgan, Sarah
Austin, TX Encino Press 1973 0884260321 / 9780884260325 Stated First edition Book Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in unclipped original jacket. Very clean illustrated paper covered boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Signature by author on title page appears to be facsimile. 64 pp., page decorations. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), with slightest faint trace of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018758

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