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141 Our Pennsylvania: Keys to the Keystone State
Oakley, Amy
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1950 Stated First Edition, Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Limited Edition, SIGNED by author and illustrator. 467 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed tear on back panel (taped), very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007902

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The Greater America, Paine, Ralph D.
142 The Greater America
Paine, Ralph D.
New York The Outing Publishing Company 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with striking black and white illustration of a town in the foothills of the mountains with a train passing through, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to several corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with full page black and white photographs. 327 pages + one page of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025201

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143 Linden on the Saugus Branch
Paul, Elliot
New York Random House 1947 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean rust brown cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Blue topstained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 401 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has slight edge wear, shallow chipping at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Memories of the author's New England boyhood (by author of "The Last Time I Saw Paris"). 011412

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American Frontier, Peck, Elisabeth
144 American Frontier
Peck, Elisabeth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1937 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with illustration on cover, black spine with gold title box. Hint of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed to her friend Marion Whittlesey and SIGNED by author. Tasteful bookplate of Marion Whittlesey on front fixed endpaper. 195 pgs. Illustrated with woodcut prints. Dustjacket is not price clipped, but is missing entire spine piece. Enclosed in archival quality mylar cover. Poetry of American pioneer life based upon fact material found hidden away in old journals, letters, newspapers and wills. 8vo. Americana. 012779

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145 The Covered Bridge
Petersen, Herman
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 376 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has some loss at top of spine (1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Upstate New York. 008502

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146 The Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch
Poague, Leland A.
A. S. Barnes 1978 0-498-01958-6 / 9780498019586 1st American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Verry Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with some notations in light pencil by previous owner on front free endpaper (easily erasable). Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight hint of superficial rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Filmography. 010145

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A Guide to Early American Homes - North, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
147 A Guide to Early American Homes - North
Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Blue patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Thin line of black at lower board near edge from old style mylar cover (now removed) -- no other soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers (narrow black line at base of endpapers from same). No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. 249 pages with index + 2 pages of photographic credits and "About the Authors". Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), now protected in clean archival quality removable mylar cover. 950 beautiful old houses from Maine to Delaware, from Cape Cod to Wisconsin and Illinois. It includes Sturbridge, Shelburne, Deerfield, and other villages restored by expert and untiring research. 025210

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A Guide to Early American Homes - South, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
148 A Guide to Early American Homes - South
Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean patterned boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 227 pages with index, plus two pages of photographic credits. Dust jacket is clean, bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Breathtaking beauty of more than 850 historic homes from Tidewater Maryland to Arkansas, from Missouri and Tennessee to Florida. The matchless elegance of the Old South is brought to life in more than 170 arefully selected photographs. 025209

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Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country, Rapp, Marvin A.
149 Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country
Rapp, Marvin A.
New York Twayne Publishers 1965 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Norman Truesdale, Illustrator 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 189 pgs. with index. Illustrated by Norman Truesdale. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, just a hint of rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming collection of Erie Canal stories, tall tales, anecdotes, newspaper squibs, and folksongs. 018056

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Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont, Rasey, Ruth M.
150 Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont
Rasey, Ruth M.
Rand McNally 1962 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Kathleen Voute, Illustrator Signed
Clean light blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of wear to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on the half-title page. 256 pgs. Illustrated by Kathleen Voute. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, front flap has separated at fold, several small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce book, signed by author. 8vo. New England. 013782

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Old Fort Johnson, Reid, W. Max
151 Old Fort Johnson
Reid, W. Max
New York G. P. Putnam 1906 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket John Arthur Maney, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean red buckram cloth boards with black and white paste-on photo illustration on cover (no chipping or wear), gilt stamped lettering on cover and spine. Slight fading to spine, with faint library call letter letters. Slight surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers, with two historical library plates on front paste-down. "For Reference" sticker on back of rear endpaper, small private owner's label in corner of rear paste-down (1/2" x 1"). Fancy custom printed bookplate of John Waits de Peyster on back of dedication page. Beautiful frontis photo illustration of Fort Johnson with clean tissue guard. Illustrated with lovely black and white plates (mostly photographs) throughout. 240 pages with index, plus four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022475

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Frederic Remington's Own West, Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
152 Frederic Remington's Own West
Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
New York Dial Press 1960 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Frederick Remington, Illustrator Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, inscribed and SIGNED on front free endpaper by Harold McCracken to Bob Rockwell (Robert Rockwell, founder of the Rockwell Gallery of Western Art in Corning, New York) - association copy. "To my very good friend Bob Rockwell - These articles & stories by Frederic Remington are a wonderful background for the Western Americana art in which you and I are so deeply interested. I do hope you enjoy them. - Sincerely, Harold McCracken - Cody, Wyoming July 6/61." Book is clean unfaded brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Black and white illustrations throughout by Frederic Remington. 254 pages. Brochure from The Rockwell Gallery of Western Art, Corning, NY is laid in. Dust jacket is unclipped (7.50 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear, slight age-toning. Full page portrait of Frederic Remington on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The great western artist's eyewitness accounts of his expeditions and adventures on the frontier, with his illustrations. 024986

Price: 150.00 USD
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Treadway Inns Cook Book, Robbins, Ann Roe
153 Treadway Inns Cook Book
Robbins, Ann Roe
New York Bramhall House 1958 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket John V. Morris, Illustrator 
First Bramhall House printing in clean illustrated dust jacket, with (A) on copyright page - originally published by Little Brown. Clean green cloth boards with small lamplighter decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by John V. Morris. 397 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has tiny chip at base corner, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Interspersed with fascinating insights into the great kitchens of the inns, and the legends that surround them, are recipes for such regional specialties as turkey soup, Indian pudding, cranberry crunch, and black bottom pie. Each chapter is preceded by a description of one of the Treadway Inns as well as a lovely drawing of each Inn by John Morris. 025524

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Farthest Reach:  Washington and Oregon, Ross, Nancy Wilson
154 Farthest Reach: Washington and Oregon
Ross, Nancy Wilson
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1944 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and brown and black design on spine. Author's initials in black on front in brown decorative box. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained page edges. Illustrated with beautiful black & white photographs. 359 pgs. with 18 page index. Dustjacket is not price clipped and has slight hint of surface wear to edges with a few very small edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Pacific Northwest. 014336

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New Roads in Old Virginia, Rothery, Agnes
155 New Roads in Old Virginia
Rothery, Agnes
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1929 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Alice Acheson, Illustrator 
Clean unfaded gold cloth boards with black lettering and small illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps, previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper, name and date also penned neatly on front free endpaper. 223 pgs. with illustrations by Alice Acheson. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1" deep chips at top and bottom spine edge, some darkening to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8-1/2". Americana. 016979

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Trails Plowed Under, Russell, Charles M.
156 Trails Plowed Under
Russell, Charles M.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1977 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Reprint of the 1927 edition (no date shown on copyright page, but research shows 1977), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with brown illustration on cover, brown title box with gold lettering, small gold steer head on spine. No fraying or wear. Clean with slightest hint of browning to spine gutter. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers. Full color illustrations and black and white drawings by the author. 211 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (6.50 on front inside flap), Slight edge wear with short closed edge tears, one has been repaired in the past with clear tape. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Forty-three robust, adventurous stories illustrated with five of Charles Russell's superb paintings in full color and fifty line drawings. 026101

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Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters - America's Greatest Calamity - A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana, Russell, Thomas H.
157 Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters - America's Greatest Calamity - A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana
Russell, Thomas H.
Thomas H. Morrison 1913 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine, photographic illustration paste-on on cover (unchipped). Cloth on rear board very lightly soiled. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, though slightly tanned. Liberally illustrated with photographs documenting the tragic story of tornadoes and floods which struck the American midwest in 1913. 320 pages. 025740

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158 Old Jules Country
Sandoz, Mari
New York Hastings House 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. No names or writing inside (small remnant of price sticker on front free endpaper). Pages are clean and bright. 319 pgs. Very clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, Tiny bit of wear to three corners, small closed tear at top of spine (1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005585

Price: 10.00 USD
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Minnesota's Rocks and Waters - A Geological Story, Schwartz, George M. and George A. Thiel with assistance of Peggy Harding Love
159 Minnesota's Rocks and Waters - A Geological Story
Schwartz, George M. and George A. Thiel with assistance of Peggy Harding Love
Minneapolis, MN, USA University of Minnesota Press 1958 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean photo-decorated black and white cloth boards (rocky lakeshore), white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps. 366 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has edge wear and short closed edge tears, tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025559

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The 'Possum, Senior Class - Posse-Nissen School of Physical Education
160 The 'Possum
Senior Class - Posse-Nissen School of Physical Education
Boston Posse-Nissen School of Physical Education 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
1927 Yearbook for the the Posse-Nissen School of Physical Education, Boston, Massachusetts. Bound in burgundy faux leather with gold stamped title box and decoration. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Burgundy endpapers with previous owner name (twice) on front free endpaper. Lovely black & white photographs throughout of class members, faculty, clubs, and campus doings; poetry. Many inscriptions and signatures throughout. Unpaginated. 018550

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