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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
61 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

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The Art of Colonial America, Glubok, Shirley
62 The Art of Colonial America
Glubok, Shirley
London The MacMillan Co. 1970 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Illustrated 
Clean, illustrated boards with black and white lettering on spine, black and red lettering on front cover. Very slightest hint of surface wear to bottom edges. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean, crisp and bright; no writing or marks. 48 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, one 3/4" chip to top left corner of rear panel near flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Miss Glubok presents the rich artistic heritage - distinctively American - that developed from roots in England, Holland, Germany and France. Great for young readers. 10" x 10". Art. 014747

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Elizabeth Visits America, Glyn, Elinor
63 Elizabeth Visits America
Glyn, Elinor
New York Duffield & Co. 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition - very clean green cloth boards with unchipped white lettering, small crown and line border on cover, crips white lettering and small crown on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. "Snow Ranch - Aladdin, Wyo." neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 350 pages. 025340

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Pennsylvania Reader, Goho, Stephen O.
64 The Pennsylvania Reader
Goho, Stephen O.
American Book Co. 1897 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean tan cloth boards with decorative title box, bright gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing. No names, bookplates or marks. 207 pgs. Illustrated throughout with engravings. An exceptionally nice copy of this book. 008989

Price: 25.00 USD
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Forgotten Pioneer, Golden, Harry
65 Forgotten Pioneer
Golden, Harry
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1963 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Leonard Vosburgh, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with small brown illustration on cover, black lettering will small illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. 157 pages + Bibliography. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), very tiny chip at top edge of front panel (1/4" depth). Author's photo and brief bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023220

Price: 20.00 USD
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Forgotten Pioneer, Golden, Harry
66 Forgotten Pioneer
Golden, Harry
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1963 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Leonard Vosburgh, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Beige cloth boards with small illustration in brown on cover and spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Offset (brown shadow) to a few pages from an enclosed newspaper article reviewing the book. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. 157 pp. + bibliography. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the old-time pack peddlers who walked the countryside in America from the earliest beginnings of our country until the mid-1920's. 020777

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Black Swamp Farm, Good, Howard E.
67 Black Swamp Farm
Good, Howard E.
Ohio State University Press 1967 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Brenda Olson Sutherland, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, signed by author's daughter, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly penner inscription and signature on front free endpaper by the author's daughter, Marion Good Morris: "Presented to Dr. R. H. Hamman, to share a good portion of our country's history with a good and trusted friend. In memory of the author, my father. - Marian Good Morris - March 5, 1969." Illustrated with woodcuts by Brenda Olson Sutherland. 304 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears, is not price clipped (7.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023647

Price: 35.00 USD
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68 Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho
Greenspan, Sophie
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society of America 1969 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear, some fading to extreme edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. 164 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has two 1-1/2" closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 006739

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American Diner, Gutman, Richard and Elliott Kaufman
69 American Diner
Gutman, Richard and Elliott Kaufman
Harper & Row 1982 0060116986 / 9780060116989 Stated First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean light beige cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Richly illustrated with more than 300 color and black and white photographs, drawings. 154 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped ($20 on front inside flap), has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023386

Price: 20.00 USD
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Clothespins and Calendars: Recollections of the Past, Halfmann, Eunice K.
70 Clothespins and Calendars: Recollections of the Past
Halfmann, Eunice K.
Canaan, NH Phoenix Publishing 1985 0-914659-11-1 / 9780914659112 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean beige and brown smooth boards with portrait of author on cover. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with old group photo. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page: "To John and Barb from Eunie - Eunice K. Hoffman". 91 pgs. illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nostalgic story about the everyday world of a woman whoses life spanned the era of pioneer living and our 20th century world of TV and electric clothes dryers. It captures the spirit of a unique Yankee personality who spent most of her years in the village of Plymouth, New Hampshire. 8vo. New England. 015223

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Handbook of Yosemite National Park - A Compendium of Articles on the Yosemite Region by the Leading Scientific Authorities, Hall, Ansel F.
71 Handbook of Yosemite National Park - A Compendium of Articles on the Yosemite Region by the Leading Scientific Authorities
Hall, Ansel F.
New York G. P. Putnam 1921 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with white title box and green, white and black mountain-forest-stream decoration on cover, black lettering and tree on spine. Very tiny spots of surface wear to spine ends, no fraying, no wear-through. Extremely light soiling to rear board (slight loss of sheen in one area). Decoration and lettering is crisp, no wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration of Yosemite Valley with clean tissue guard; 27 additional full page illustrations (photographs). Fold-out map at rear of book in perfect condition. 347 pages with index. 025434

Price: 125.00 USD
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North of Manhattan: Person and Places of Old Westchester, Hansen, Harry
72 North of Manhattan: Person and Places of Old Westchester
Hansen, Harry
New York Hastings House 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Unfaded green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 181 pgs. Illustrated with photographs by Samuel Chamberlain. Photo illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, shallow chipping at top spine edge, pea-sized chip at spine center. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Outstanding points of interest and history in Westchester County, New York. 6" x 8-1/4". Upstate New York. 017080

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Connecticut, Hard, Walter
73 The Connecticut
Hard, Walter
New York/Toronto Rinehart & Co. 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Douglas W. Gorsline, Illust. 
Clean beige cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pgs. with index. Illustrated dustjacket is price clipped, hint of very light soiling, very slight edge wear, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The thirty-second book in the important "Rivers of America" series, this on The Connecticut River. 015660

Price: 30.00 USD
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Yankee Yarns - Stories from the Northeastern States, Harper, Wilhelmina
74 Yankee Yarns - Stories from the Northeastern States
Harper, Wilhelmina
New York E. P. Dutton 1944 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Neda Walker, Illustrator 
From the "Our States in Story" series. A Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean mustard yellow cloth boards with black decorative title box and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Compiled by Wilhelmina Harper, Illustrated by Neda Walker. 315 pages. Color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), edge chipping, wear along folds, waterstain to rear flap fold edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First book of the series known as OUR STATES IN STORY. 025531

Price: 18.00 USD
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75 A Nickel's Worth of Skim Milk: A Boy's View of the Great Depression
Hastings, Robert J.
University Graphics and Publications/Souther Illinois University 1976 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with small gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 149 pgs. Clean brown slipcase with small gold illustration (boy holding a bucket)--no chipping, fading, cracking or wear. 8 vo.. American History. 006666

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Heartland, Havighurst, Walter
76 The Heartland
Havighurst, Walter
New York Harper & Row 1962 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Small dent to title box on spine. No fraying, no bumped corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 400 pages with index. Illustrations and jacket design by Grattan Condon. Dustjacket is not price clipped, clean, with several closed edge tears up to 1-1/4". Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022608

Price: 15.00 USD
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77 Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies
Hawkins, Cora Frear
Ames, IA The Iowa State University Press 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with old photographs. CLean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005273

Price: 15.00 USD
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PrairyErth: (A Deep Map), Heat-Moon, William Least
78 PrairyErth: (A Deep Map)
Heat-Moon, William Least
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 0-395-48602-5 / 9780395486023 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or bookplates. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. 624 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, price clipped corner on front inside flap; removable sticker on front "Autographed Copy - Borders Book Shop". Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. Travel. 013504

Price: 35.00 USD
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Indian Scout - Western Painter - Captain Charles L. von Berg, Heerwagen, Paul K.
79 Indian Scout - Western Painter - Captain Charles L. von Berg
Heerwagen, Paul K.
Little Rock, Arkansas Pioneer Press 1969 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good++ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed by author on front fixed endpaper: "Paul K. Heerwagen." No other marks or writing. Printed on excellent quality glossy paper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 119 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), clean and bright, very faint foxing to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022850

Price: 20.00 USD
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80 Reflections of Madison County: A Visual Journey
Heffron, Mark F.
New York Smithmark Publishers 1994 0-8317-4866-4 / 9780831748661 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean illustrated boards (photo of covered bridge). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 80 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Beautiful photographs of Madison County in Iowa. 6 x 8-1/2". Midwest. 009410

Price: 10.00 USD
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