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The Bridge, Talese, Gay
181 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)
182 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
183 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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184 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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185 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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Back Roads of California, Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
186 Back Roads of California
Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
Menlo Park, California Lane Magazine & Book Company 1971 Stated First Printing Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Large format (9" x 11-1/4"). Stated "First Printing June 1971" in clean unclipped jacket. Clean color illustrated boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 108 pages. Illustrated with sketches by Earl Thollander, regional maps by Joseph Seney. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap, with advance price of 7.95). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Sunset Pictorial of selected trips and side roads off California's major highways. 021598

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Country Doctor, Thornton, Willis
187 The Country Doctor
Thornton, Willis
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1936 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Nice clean solid book. Story based on the 20th Century-Fox Photoplay, with pictures of the Dionne Quintuplets. Green pebbled cloth boards with largeclean, unworn photo illustration on cover of the quints and Dr. Dafoe. No chipping or wear. Slight fading to rear board edges. Crisp black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned at top of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Newspaper photograph of quints and doctor tipped in at rear of book. 023955

Price: 25.00 USD
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Quick Tunes and Good Times, Tolman, Newton F.
188 Quick Tunes and Good Times
Tolman, Newton F.
New Hampshire William L. Bauhan 1972 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine, small silver musical notes on cover. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with clean gold endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Rich Castner - Very Cordially, Newt Tolman - Jan. 1973." Two copies of book review laid in. 109 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Authentic New England Square Dance Music and Stories of its Players. A light-hearted guide to jigs, reels, rants, planxtys, and other little-known New England folk music. 023564

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Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia, Torpey, Dorothy M.
189 Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
Torpey, Dorothy M.
Richmond, Virginia Whittet & Shepperson 1961 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, SIGNED and inscribed by author to her friend (presentation copy). Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering and Commonwealth of Virginia seal on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; very slight dust-speckling to text block edges. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "With warmest wishes to Annette Badour: A wonderful Lady and Friend - Dorothy M. Torpey." Illustrated with photographs and maps. 253 pages with index. A book covering the geography, history, and economic, cultural and political life in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 022653

Price: 30.00 USD
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Frontier Justice - The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang, Torrey, E. Fuller
190 Frontier Justice - The Rise and Fall of the Loomis Gang
Torrey, E. Fuller
Utica, New York North Country Books 1992 0932052916 / 9780932052919 Later printing Paperback Fine 
Very clean trade paperback. No fading, chipping or creasing - as new condition. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 263 pages with index. A fascinating and well-documented account of the infamous family whose criminal activity terrorized the residents of Central New York in the nineteenth century. 024872

Price: 20.00 USD
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The St. Lawrence, Toye, William
191 The St. Lawrence
Toye, William
New York Henry Z. Walck, Inc. 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Leo Rampen, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean blue gray cloth boards with dark blue decoration on cover, dark blue lettering and decoration on spine. Fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are edges are clean. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 296 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps and drawings. 8vo. Rivers. 017357

Price: 10.00 USD
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Wyoming Place Names, Urbanek, Mae
192 Wyoming Place Names
Urbanek, Mae
Boulder, CO Johnson Publishing Co. 1974 First Edition, First Printing Paperback Very Good 
First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Softcover book is unchipped, no tears, binding is tight, pages are clean. Moderate foxing to cover. 236 pp. 020219

Price: 10.00 USD
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American Legend: A Treasury of Our Country's Yesterdays, Van Gelder, Robert and Dorothy
193 American Legend: A Treasury of Our Country's Yesterdays
Van Gelder, Robert and Dorothy
New York D. Appleton Century 1946 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean unfaded beige cloth boards with maroon lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 535 pgs. (1) on last page indicating first printing. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chip at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A fine collection of stories that represents the panorama of our history as a nation, by authors such as Eudora Welty, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Clarence Day, Conrad Richter, James Thurber, Bret Harte, Mark Twain and other distinguished authors. 8vo. Literature. 015881

Price: 30.00 USD
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Woodland Wigwams, Walker, Louise Jean
194 Woodland Wigwams
Walker, Louise Jean
Hillsdale, MI Hillsdale School Supply First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Elna L. MacMullen, Illustrator Signed
Clean green cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Clean endpapers illustrated with map of Michigan and the Great Lakes. Previous owner name on verso of endpaper. 121 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. History of Michigan and its Native American population. 8vo. Children's. 013176

Price: 20.00 USD
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Chronicles of Wilkes County, Georgia from Washington's Newspapers 1889-1898 - Articles of Eliza A. Bowen, Rev. F.T. Simpson, S. A. Wooten, and Others., Warren, Mary Bondurant
195 Chronicles of Wilkes County, Georgia from Washington's Newspapers 1889-1898 - Articles of Eliza A. Bowen, Rev. F.T. Simpson, S. A. Wooten, and Others.
Warren, Mary Bondurant
Danielsville, Georgia Heritage Papers 1978 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner return address label at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 511 pages. 025231

Price: 95.00 USD
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Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969, Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
196 Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969
Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
Waukesha, Wisconsin Warren S. O'Brien and Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc. 1969 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
Clean softcover book (approx. 8-1/2" x 11") with gray card cover decorated with Curtiss bi-plane, blue lettering, Aviation Club logo. Bound with blue plastic comb-type binding. No creasing or wear. Illustrated with wonderful historic photographs. Unpaginated (70 pages). Attractive Curtiss Museum Library bookplate inside front cover. No other marks. 024778

Price: 50.00 USD
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A Dynasty of Western Outlaws, Wellman, Paul I.
197 A Dynasty of Western Outlaws
Wellman, Paul I.
Garden City Doubleday 1961 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated, in original unclipped jacket. Beige cloth boards with red lettering and pistols on spine. Small water stain to cloth at base of spine. Tiny spot of wear to top rear spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pp. with index. Dustjacket is lightly soiled, has 1" chipping at top spine edge, short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A saga of the infamous gunmen, from Quantrill's Raiders to retty Boy Floyd, who terrorized the American West for a century. 020626

Price: 20.00 USD
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Wickford and Its Old Houses; North Kingstown - Its Houses and Sites, White, Col. Hunter C.
198 Wickford and Its Old Houses; North Kingstown - Its Houses and Sites
White, Col. Hunter C.
The Main Street Association 1961 Third and Final Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue softbound covers with staple binding; old house illustration and black lettering on cover. No creasing, curling or chipping. Binding is tight, printed on glossy paper, pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on inside covers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs, maps. 96 pgs. 8vo. New England. 016601

Price: 20.00 USD
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Penn's Woods 1682-1932, Wildman, Edward E. Ph.D.
199 Penn's Woods 1682-1932
Wildman, Edward E. Ph.D.
Edward E. Wildman 1944 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Beautiful little book on trees of Pennsylvania, SIGNED by the author, and in original dust jacket. Printed in 1944 by the author (originally published in 1933). Author's signature on title page. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 192 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has small piece neatly excised from inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful book on the history of the great trees of Pennsylvania, with photographs and locations. 024992

Price: 50.00 USD
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Mary C. Wheeler - Leader in Art and Education, Williams, Blanche E. Wheeler
200 Mary C. Wheeler - Leader in Art and Education
Williams, Blanche E. Wheeler
Boston Marshall Jones Company 1934 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (no names, writing or marks - slight browning). Preface by the author. Frontispiece photo portrait of Mary C. Wheeler. Illustrated with additional photographs. 245 pages. Dust jacket has price intact on front inside flap (2.00), approx. 1" square piece missing at top of dust jacket spine, a few additional small edge chips and nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025120

Price: 25.00 USD
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