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Back Roads of California, Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
181 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

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Hudson Valley Ruins Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape, Thomas Rinaldi; Robert J. Yasinsac
182 Hudson Valley Ruins Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape
Thomas Rinaldi; Robert J. Yasinsac
Lebanon, New Hampshire University Press of New England 2006 1584655984 / 9781584655985 Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean solid book and dust jacket in as new condition. White boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Ilustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 336 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An elegant homage to the many deserted buildings along the Hudson River--and a plea for their preservation. In addition to great river estates, the book profiles sites more meaningful to everyday life in the Valley: churches and hotels, commercial and civic buildings, mills and train stations. Included are works by some of the most important names in American architectural history, such as Alexander Jackson Davis and Calvert Vaux. 026047

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Country Doctor, Thornton, Willis
183 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

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Quick Tunes and Good Times, Tolman, Newton F.
184 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.
185 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

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The St. Lawrence, Toye, William
186 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

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Wyoming Place Names, Urbanek, Mae
187 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

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American Legend: A Treasury of Our Country's Yesterdays, Van Gelder, Robert and Dorothy
188 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

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Woodland Wigwams, Walker, Louise Jean
189 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

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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
190 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.
191 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.
192 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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New York State - Yesterday and Today, Wheeler, Mary A.
193 New York State - Yesterday and Today
Wheeler, Mary A.
New York Charles Scribner 1935 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Printing, with "A" appearing on the copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. Small spots of fraying at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top of front free endpaper. Well illustrated with wonderful historic photographs, drawings. Introduction by Dixon Ryan Fox. 432 pages with index. 025717

Price: 15.00 USD
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Wickford and Its Old Houses; North Kingstown - Its Houses and Sites, White, Col. Hunter C.
194 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.
195 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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The Lightning Conductor Discovers America, Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
196 The Lightning Conductor Discovers America
Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
Garden City, NY Doubleday Page & Company 1916 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue-gray cloth boards with white, red, light and dark green and white decoration on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine; white and green decoration on spine. Very light overall soiling from handling; no fraying. Decorations are crisp and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Liberally illustrated with photographs and maps, including color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 384 pages. A wonderful road trip through New York State and New England (including Hudson Valley, Long Island) the Delaware Water Gap, Maine, White Mountains, Green Mountains and more. 025501

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Disaster, Struggle, Triumph.  The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862 to June 1865, Willson, Mrs. Arabella M.
197 Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862 to June 1865
Willson, Mrs. Arabella M.
Albany, New York Argus Company 1870 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
First Edition in original rust brown cloth boards, with blind-stamped decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. Tiny points of wear to three corners, very small spot of wear to front board fore-edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Some intermittent foxing, title page and a few prelims have faint water stain at bottom inside corner. Frontispiece photograph with tissue guard - illustrated throughout with photographs (with tissue guards), maps and battle plans. 593 pages with Errata at rear of book. Dedicated to the 126th Regiment of New York State Volunteers, about which this book is mainly written, covering most major actions of the Civil War from Lincoln's call for Troops in July 1862 to the Battle of Gettysburg and beyond to the assassination of Lincoln. 025241

Price: 120.00 USD
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San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire, Wilson, James Russel
198 San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire
Wilson, James Russel
G. W. Bertron 1906 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover, black and white paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped) which has a women leaning over a memorial which says "In Memoriam of California's Dead - April 18th, 1906". Very small spot of wear to two corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. 416 pages + photographs bringing total to approximately 500 pages. 025721

Price: 25.00 USD
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Hudson River Landings, Wilstach, Paul
199 Hudson River Landings
Wilstach, Paul
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill Company 1933 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
AUTHOR-SIGNED and Limited First Edition (so stated) - this being number 98 of 160 copies printed and autographed, in original cloth dust jacket. Gray boards with white cloth corner tips and spine, clean unchipped paper title label on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner markings. Beautifully illustrated with historical photographs. Fold-out map in perfect condition. 311 pages with index. Green coated cloth dust jacket with stamped gold lettering on spine (a little fading to fold edges). Beautiful collectible quality - the history of the great Hudson River from the discoverers and explorers to settlement by the Dutch, the English, through the American Revolution and beyond. 024543

Price: 50.00 USD
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Yesterday's Florida Keys, Windhorn, Stan and Wright Langley
200 Yesterday's Florida Keys
Windhorn, Stan and Wright Langley
Key West, Florida The Langley Press 1987 0-911607-00-5 / 9780911607000 Seventh Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded softcover book with photo-illustrated cover. No creasing, curling or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 128 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps. 7" x 10". Florida. 016842

Price: 10.00 USD
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