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The Book of Boston, Shackleton, Robert
161 The Book of Boston
Shackleton, Robert
Philadelphia Penn Publishing 1917 Second printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second printing. Decorated American trade binding - Clean dark green cloth boards with colorful illustration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip, very tiny bit of fraying to top spine edge, very small nick at top board edge. Binding is tight, hint of very slight bow to front board, pages are clean. Antique previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; additional drawings and black and white photographs throughout. 332 pages with index. 021912

Price: 22.00 USD
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Sharon Massachusetts - A History, Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
162 Sharon Massachusetts - A History
Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
Sharon, MA Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee 1976 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or bookplates. 355 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". New England. 016176

Price: 30.00 USD
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Tar on My Heels - A Press Agent's Notebook, Sharpe, Bill
163 Tar on My Heels - A Press Agent's Notebook
Sharpe, Bill
Winston-Salem The Tar Heels 1946 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Teal 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. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: For Frank Schanschel with best wishes - Bill Sharpe." 229 pp. Illustrated with glossy photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), tiny chips at top spine corner edges, slight corner wear, faint water stain at base of spine creeping slightly over to front and rear panel bottom edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020272

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Great Conflagration.  CHICAGO: It's Past, Present and Future, Sheahan, James W. and George P. Upton
164 The Great Conflagration. CHICAGO: It's Past, Present and Future
Sheahan, James W. and George P. Upton
Union Publishing Co. 1872 Hardcover Good+ 
Light brown leather boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Clean with some light rubbing to edges and corners. Cracking to leather along bottom 4" of front spine fold. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Foxing to endpapers and to some page margins throughout the book, with small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with beautiful drawings, engravings, two fold-out maps in excellent condition. 527 pages with Appendix. 025743

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The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, Simpson College
165 The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa
Simpson College
Indianola, IA Simpson College / George H. Miller Printing Co. 1911 First edition softcover Good 
Worn suede wraps with maple leaf imprint and "S" on cover. Chips and wear to edges, 1-1/2 piece missing at top of spine, moderate soiling to suede. Binding is tight, no cracking, all text pages are very clean (printed on high quality glossy paper). Small name on front free endpaper (Ellis G. Rhode - 1911). Unpaginated - size of book is approx. 7-3/4" x 10" and just under 1" in thickness. Beautifully illustrated with photos of college students, 1912 graduates, college grounds and faculty, cartoons and illustrations. Interesting full page display advertising at rear of book. Included with book is program from the Nineteenth Annual Field Meet of the Iowa Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association held at Haskin's Stadium in Des Moines on May 28 and 29, 1908; a one-page (7-1/2" x 16") broadside of Simpson College Songs and Yells (dated 1907); FOUR photographic post cards from 1911 and 1912 featuring photos of the college and college sports teams; and a publication of the Kallonian Literary Society of Simpson College (Constitution and By-Laws). Protective slipcase provided. A time capsule from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, formed in 1886 and still thriving today. 018196

Price: 25.00 USD
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Book of a Hundred Bears (A Tale of Yellowstone Park), Smith, F. Dumont
166 Book of a Hundred Bears (A Tale of Yellowstone Park)
Smith, F. Dumont
Chicago Rand McNally 1909 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding. Second Edition (stated). Beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings, chapter head illustrations. Clean blue-green cloth boards with red, green, white, black and cream decoration on cover, white cover and spine lettering, small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Decoration is crisp and unrubbed, slight fading to spine lettering, but legible. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. All pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 235 pages. 025438

Price: 65.00 USD
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167 White Pillars: Early Life and Architecture of the Lower Mississippi Valley Country
Smith, J. Frazer
New York Bramhall House 1941 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Previous owner last name is penned on top page edges, previous owner name & address on front free endpaper. 252 pgs. with 100 drawings and plans. Clean dustjacket has a few very small edge tears and one small edge chip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10". Architecture. 010829

Price: 20.00 USD
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Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey, Sneden, Private Robert Knox
168 Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey
Sneden, Private Robert Knox
New York Free Press 2000 0684863650 / 9780684863658 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean second printing in unchipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Written and illustrated by Private Robert Knox Sneden. Edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford. 329 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most important Civil War documents to be published since Ulysses S. Grant's "Personal Memoirs". Four tattered scrapbooks found in a Connecticut bank vault in 1994 yielded a treasure trove of more than 500 watercolors that vividly depect America's great nationa drama. These scrapbooks--plus a 5,000 page illustrated memoir that came to light later--are the life's achievement of a long-forgotten Union private and mapmaker named Robert Knox Sneden. 024490

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169 Tales of the Northwest
Snellling, William Joseph
Dorset Press 1985 0-88029-064-1 / 9780880290647 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean white boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 252 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is a reprint of a book that is now extrmely rare in collections of early American literature. Published anonymously in 1830, these "Sketches of Indian Life and Character" constituted one of the first collections of short tales to be brought out in the U.S. and also the first appearance in American literature of the plains Indians. 8vo. Native American. 010895

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170 A Pilgrim Returns to Cape Cod
Snow, Edward Rowe
Boston, MA The Yankee Publishing Co. 1946 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. 413 pgs. with index. Illustrated with many historical photographs, frontis illustration (color) of clipper ship. With accompanying Cape Cod map enclosed. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edgewear, small closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. New England. 011163

Price: 30.00 USD
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Massacre: The Tragedy at White River, Sprague, Marshall
171 Massacre: The Tragedy at White River
Sprague, Marshall
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1957 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 364 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Dustjacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, light rubbing and a few short closed edge tears; some tape reinforcement on verso of jacket to edges and folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The dramatic story of "The Meeker Massacre" in Colorado in 1879. 020573

Price: 25.00 USD
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Names on the Land - A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States, Stewart, George R.
172 Names on the Land - A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States
Stewart, George R.
New York Random House 1945 Stated First printing Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated "First Printing" in unclipped original dust jacket. Light blue-gray cloth boards with dark blue title box and gold decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 418 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has several long closed tears to rear panel. Author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024957

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958, Stick, David
173 The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958
Stick, David
Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press 1958 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original jacket. Dark gray cloth boards with silver illustration and blue lline decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Signed "David Stick" on the half-title page. Illustrated by Frank Stick. 352 pages with index. Dust jacket front flap is separated at flap fold, price clipped at upper corner with small previous owner name in light ink; jacket is lightly rubbed with short closed edge tears and associated small creases. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history and geology of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which played a significant and often romantic role in the history of North Carolina and the United States. 022324

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Beautiful Scenes of America - From Battery Park to the Golden Gate, Stoddard, John L.
174 Beautiful Scenes of America - From Battery Park to the Golden Gate
Stoddard, John L.
Saalfield Publishing Co. 1902 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with 1902 on title page and 1902 on copyright page. Size 11" x 13-1/2". Green cloth boards with black lettering and line border decoration on cover. Very small spot of wear to one lower spine corner. Faint soiling to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. Vertical crease to front free endpaper. Full page photographs of scenes across America, including Niagara Falls, Grants Tomb, Golden Gate Bridge, West Point, various areas of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, New England, New Jersey, Maryland, Bermuda, Savannah, Georgia, Florida, Colorado and more; also photos of Cuba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada. Descriptions by John L. Stoddard. Unpaginated. (128 pages). 020134

Price: 80.00 USD
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Horses and Americans, Stong, Phil
175 Horses and Americans
Stong, Phil
New York Frederick A Stokes Company 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Kurt Weise, Illustrator 
First Edition, with "Copyright 1939" on copyright page, 1939 in Roman Numerals on title page. Beige cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slightest hint of soiling (a few tiny faint spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration ("Wisconsin Belgians") with clean tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs. 333 pgs. with index. A fascinating book on the history of the horse in America and his relationship to man and our progress and achievements. 017297

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Bridge, Talese, Gay
176 The Bridge
Talese, Gay
New York Harper & Row 1964 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Orange cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Clean with just slight fading to edges. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings by Lili Rethi; photographs by Bruce Davidson. 140 pages + 42 pages of magnificent drawings done on site during the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Dust jacket has corner price clip to front inside flap, 1/3" closed tear at top of rear panel edge, tiny previous owner label at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fascinating story of the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge over the entrance to New York harbor. 025118

Price: 35.00 USD
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Howdy, Podner! - Verses Western & Otherwise, Taney, Thomas E. (The Poet Lariat)
177 Howdy, Podner! - Verses Western & Otherwise
Taney, Thomas E. (The Poet Lariat)
New York Vantage Press 1950 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean dark green cloth boards with stamped silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean blank endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed "Thomas E. Taney" on the title page. 64 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, with very slight soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024870

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Eternal Hills, Tanney, Donna Spooner
178 The Eternal Hills
Tanney, Donna Spooner
Brookfield, NY Homestead Books 1975 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers (map on front endpapers; family tree on rear endpapers). Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on copyright page. Relevant newspaper articles taped to verso of front free endpaper, small article pasted to half title with note penned beside it. All text pages, text block edges are clean and bright. 217 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, unchipped, no tears, hint of very light surface rubbing at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Upstate New York. 014839

Price: 20.00 USD
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179 Steamboat on the River
Teilhet, Darwin
William Sloane 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket John O'Hara Cosgrave illus 
256 pgs. VG Brown cloth boards, illustrated on cover with steamboat. Illustrated endpapers (front: map of midwestern rivers; back: Sternwheel steamer Talisman 1832). Clean book. Corners slightly bumped.First Edition. 001618

Price: 10.00 USD
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180 Majestic Land: Peaks, Parks & Prevaricators of the Rockies & Highlands of the Northwest
Thane, Eric
Indianapolis/ New York Bobbs Merrill 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 347 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. 8vo. American West. 009674

Price: 12.00 USD
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