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Hoosier: A Composite Portrait, Bowman, Heath
21 Hoosier: A Composite Portrait
Bowman, Heath
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1941 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Author signed, numbered limited edition (this no. 52 of one thousand signed copies) in unclipped dustjacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Very small ink mark on bottom page edges (size of grain of rice). Tasteful privately printed previous owner bookplate on back of front free endpaper. Illustrated from photographs by the author. 360 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket has small chips and edge wear, is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap); enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020248

Price: 35.00 USD
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Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary, Brinton, Anna
22 Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary
Brinton, Anna
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Pale green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Clean, with a few faint white specks to boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name in very tiny print at top edge of front free endpaper. 352 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight age-toning to white edges, small corner chips and 1/3" closed tear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007588

Price: 15.00 USD
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Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927, Brown, Harriet Connor
23 Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927
Brown, Harriet Connor
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1929 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, Published October, 1929, in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and woodcuts. 369 pages. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025247

Price: 40.00 USD
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Old England and New England, In A Series of Views Taken on the Spot (Two volumes of the London edition complete in one), Bunn, Alfred
24 Old England and New England, In A Series of Views Taken on the Spot (Two volumes of the London edition complete in one)
Bunn, Alfred
Philadelphia A. Hart, Late Carey and Hart 1853 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Good+ No Dust jacket 
Green cloth boards decorated on front and rear boards and spine with blind-stamping, gold lettering on spine. Spine title: Alfred Bunn in America. Very light soiling. 1/4" loss to cloth at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Text pages are clean (some dust-speckling to text block edges). Fold-out statistic sheet on Lowell manufacturers. 315 pp. 020775

Price: 30.00 USD
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25 Children of Noah: Glimpses of Unknown America
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York Julian Messner 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket Alice Caddy, Illustrator 
Clean tan cloth boards with dark teal lettering on spine. Very light hint of surface wear to top/base of spine, very light hint of bumping to corners. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 232 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, light soiling to rear panel, wear and closed tears to folds, 1-3/4" loss to bottom of spine with a 3" closed tear along front spine edge. Moderate surface and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Life on and around the Mississippi River. 014737

Price: 7.00 USD
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It's A Big Country - America Off the Highways, Burman, Ben Lucien
26 It's A Big Country - America Off the Highways
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York Reynal & Co. 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alice Caddy, Illustrator Signed
Limited Edition, Signed by author, with "192 copies from the first edition have been specially bound and autographed for the friends of the author and his publishers. Of this edition each copy is numbered - 1. Clean red marbled boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on spine. Hint of very slight soiling to spine; no fraying, corners are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs. Illustrated with 12 photographs and with drawings by Alice Caddy. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny bit of shallow chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A vivid travel narrative of America off the beaten path. 018090

Price: 40.00 USD
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27 Paradise Planters: The Story of Brook Farm
Burton, Katherine
Longmans, Green & Co. 1939 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 336 pgs. with index. 8vo. Sociology. 008383

Price: 20.00 USD
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Maine Magic, Caldwell, Bill
28 Maine Magic
Caldwell, Bill
Portland, Maine Guy Gannett 1978 0-930096-03-7 / 9780930096038 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; hint of lightest surface wear to cloth at base spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps (previous owner name at top of front free endpaper). 334 pgs. illustrated with drawings and photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very short closed edge tear at base of front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In about 80 varied, vivid stories, MAINE MAGIC takes you on enchanting trips to remote, offshore islands, to country fairs, to surprising places in Maine which few writers see so intimately and report so magically as Bill Caldwell. 8vo. Maine. 015411

Price: 10.00 USD
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Sky Determines - An Interpretation of the Southwest, Calvin, Ross
29 Sky Determines - An Interpretation of the Southwest
Calvin, Ross
New York Macmillan 1934 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (with "Set up and printed - Published April, 1934" on copyright page, 1934 on title page), inscribed and SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Beige cloth boards with red decoration and lettering on cover and spine; no bumping or wear; just a hint of browning to upper spine and front spine gutter. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean black top stained page edges, some browning to endpapers. Inscribed by author on title page: "Best of wishes to my good friends, The Taylors! - Ross Calvin". 354 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has 1" square piece missing at base of spine, chipping along top front edge to maximum depth of 1/2", very shallow chipping at top spine edge, red and gold sticker from Coronado Cuarto Centennial 1540-1940 on front jacket edge, clear tape reinforcement to spine area. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020400

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Farm Boy and the Angel, Carmer, Carl
30 The Farm Boy and the Angel
Carmer, Carl
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1970 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition (so stated), SIGNED by author, in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded mustard yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright with mustard yellow endpapers. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Carl Carmer". Stated "FIRST EDITION" on copyright page. 237 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 in upper corner of front inside flap), has a few tiny closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023605

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Farm Boy and the Angel, Carmer, Carl
31 The Farm Boy and the Angel
Carmer, Carl
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1970 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean unfaded mustard yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Steve Stokes Smith remembering Longboat Key with every good wish - Carl Carmer." 237 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, corner clipped on front inside flap. Enclosed in new removable archival quality cover. The story of the Mormon Church -- from Joseph Smith's first vision of the angel Moroni to today's world-wide, astly prosperous institution. 023650

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Susquehanna, Carmer, Carl
32 The Susquehanna
Carmer, Carl
New York Rinehart & Co. 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Stow Wengenroth, Illustrator 
First Edition (with publisher's "R" in a circle on copyright page) in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrated with drawings, maps (Stow Wengenroth, illustrator). 493 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, unclipped, with slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears, hint of slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 48th volume in the "Rivers of America" series. 024882

Price: 38.00 USD
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The Summer Paradise in History - A compilation of fact and tradition covering Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains, and other sections reached by the rail and steamer lines of the Delaware and Hudson Company, Carpenter, Warwick Stevens
33 The Summer Paradise in History - A compilation of fact and tradition covering Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains, and other sections reached by the rail and steamer lines of the Delaware and Hudson Company
Carpenter, Warwick Stevens
1914 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Green-gray boards with Native American illustration in oval on cover, paper label on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners at base of spine. A few scattering of a few small spots to front board, small previous owner name neatly penned to corner of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. Frontis portrait (black and white) of Samuel De Champlain. 128 pp. with color fold-out label at rear of book in excellent condition. Paper spine label has chipping and rubbing. 020774

Price: 30.00 USD
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34 Jenny Lind's America
Cavanah, Frances
Chilton Book Company 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with silver and gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. P/O name on front free endpaper. 226 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 004457

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Birth of the Erie Canal, Chalmers, Harvey II (with the Collaboration of John H. Flandreau)
35 The Birth of the Erie Canal
Chalmers, Harvey II (with the Collaboration of John H. Flandreau)
New York Bookman Associates 1960 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dust jacket. Very clean gold texturede boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name on lower section of front free endpaper; small faint stain at top corner of front free endpaper. Signed "Harvey Chalmers" on title page. Illustrated with black and white plates. 195 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears, very faint small stain at top corner of front inside flap. Photo of author on rear panel. Jacket design by Helen Vera Sadowy. Jacket enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the efforts of a few intelligent and far-seeing men, their political wrangles, personal friendships and enemities behind one of the most fantastic engineering projects ever undertaken the United States -- the construction of the Erie Canal. 024473

Price: 25.00 USD
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These Hallowed Grounds, Clagett, John
36 These Hallowed Grounds
Clagett, John
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1968 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue-green cloth boards with cannon illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 159 pages with index. Clean dust jacket designed by Gustave Nebel is not price clipped, has a few tiny shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History and information on America's battle parks and monuments, from the American Revolutionary war's beginnings to the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor - accompanied by well-chosen photographs. 023922

Price: 15.00 USD
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37 An Adirondack Archive: The Trail to Windover
Clarkson, Elixabeth Hudnut
Utica, NY North Country Books, Inc. 1993 0-925168-17-3 / 9780925168177 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; hint of slightest surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or marks. 262 pgs. with bibliography. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has tiny closed tear (1/16") at top of inside flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Adirondack people and places long since gone or vastly changed. 8vo. Adirondacks. 013210

Price: 20.00 USD
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This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest, Cleland, Robert Glass
38 This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest
Cleland, Robert Glass
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Fair Jacket 
Very clean blue ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration and author's initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 361 pgs. + index. Illustrated with photographs, maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, but has chips and closed tear (2"). Also, this dustjacket when printed did not get the full course of black ink--print on inside flap is very faint, black print on front panel has faint areas. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Americana. 005693

Price: 10.00 USD
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Indiana - Intellectually She Rolls Her Own, Cobb, Irvin S.
39 Indiana - Intellectually She Rolls Her Own
Cobb, Irvin S.
New York George H. Doran 1924 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. From "Cobb's American Guyed Book Series." Very clean and bright illustrated paper covered boards. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by John T. McCutcheon. 52 pages + two pages of publisher's advertising for additional "Guyed Books". Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has 1/3 of spine missing, the rest is in great shape and now in archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book - a great send-up of guide books in general and with amusing takes on Indiana. 025451

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Boys of '76 - A History of the Battles of the Revolution, Coffin, Charles Carleton
40 The Boys of '76 - A History of the Battles of the Revolution
Coffin, Charles Carleton
New York Harper & Brothers 1899 Hardcover Good No Dust jacket Jacket 
Green cloth boards with gold letttering, gray and black illustration on top third of cover, gold lettering on spine. Browning to spine and spine edges of boards; no fraying or wear-through. Cloth boards lightly soiled. Pages are clean. No names, writing or marks. Binding is tight & square; some cracking to paper at hinges. Liberally illustrated. Preface by the author. 1899 on title page (1876 on copyright page). 398 pages. 023474

Price: 25.00 USD
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