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New Roads in Old Virginia, Rothery, Agnes
161 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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162 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

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The California Padres and Their Missions, Saunders, Charles Francis and J. Smeaton Chase
163 The California Padres and Their Missions
Saunders, Charles Francis and J. Smeaton Chase
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1915 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean blue cloth boards with attractive unworn mission illustration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; additional drawings and black and white plates throughout. 418 pages with pronouncing glossary. Preface by the author. 021920

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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
164 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
165 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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The Book of Boston, Shackleton, Robert
166 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

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Sharon Massachusetts - A History, Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
167 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

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Tar on My Heels - A Press Agent's Notebook, Sharpe, Bill
168 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

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The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, Simpson College
169 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

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Book of a Hundred Bears (A Tale of Yellowstone Park), Smith, F. Dumont
170 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

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171 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

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Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey, Sneden, Private Robert Knox
172 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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173 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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174 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

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Massacre: The Tragedy at White River, Sprague, Marshall
175 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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Money Mountain: The Story of Cripple Creek Gold, Sprague, Marshall
176 Money Mountain: The Story of Cripple Creek Gold
Sprague, Marshall
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1953 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dust jacket. Blue-gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through; binding is tight, no cracking; pages are clean (previous owner name (William Cowgill) & address neatly stamped on textblock fore-edge. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Bill and Barbie Cowgill, with pleasant recollection of the evening we spent with them at Crosses - Marshall Sprague - Christmas 1961." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 342 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, 3" curved closed tear at top fold edge of front panel, a few additional short closed edge tears and edge nicks; price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. During its first twenty-five years, 1891-1916, Cripple Creek produced 340 million dollars in gold; its sensational story is a capsule history of the United States from country bumpkin to world power. 024817

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Names on the Land - A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States, Stewart, George R.
177 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

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958, Stick, David
178 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.
179 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
180 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

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