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An Old Boy Remembers, Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
1 An Old Boy Remembers
Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
Boston Ruth Hill, Publisher 1935 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean brown pebbled cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by Adah N. Adams (author's wife): This books is presented to Mrs. Charles R. Thomas as a memorial to the love and esteem felt for her by the author and his wife. - Adah N. Adams - Aug. 30th, 1940". 125 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has corner chips, shallow loss at top and bottom of spine, a few closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Delightful reminiscenses of a once-typical American home still lit with candles and heated with open fires. 011817

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Keepers of the Lights, Adamson, Hans Christian
2 Keepers of the Lights
Adamson, Hans Christian
New York Greenberg 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with small yellow rectangle on cover, white lighthouse decoration and yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Gray endpapers, with previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 430 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.50 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history of our lighthouses, lightships, and the men who guided those who sail the seas. 023388

Price: 25.00 USD
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Keepers of the Lights, Adamson, Hans Chritian
3 Keepers of the Lights
Adamson, Hans Chritian
New York Greenberg 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First edition in original dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with small yellow square (of "light") on cover, yellow and white lettering, white lighthouse decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Generously illustrated with photographs. 430 pages with index. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips, is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024836

Price: 15.00 USD
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Andrews County History 1876 - 1978, Andrews County Heritage Committee
4 Andrews County History 1876 - 1978
Andrews County Heritage Committee
Andrews, Texas Andrews County Heritage Committee 1978 First Hardcover Near Fine 
Stated First Edition, First Printing. Clean faux leather brown boards with elaborate gold stamped design on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 488 pages with index. Large book - approx. size is 9" x 11-1/2". A really attractive, solid copy. A complete history of Andrews County, Texas, with everything from Indian history to family histories and photos, ranch layouts and history, oil camps, history of the post offices, schools, businesses, and more. 025242

Price: 75.00 USD
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Andrews County History 1876 - 1978, Andrews County Heritage Committee
5 Andrews County History 1876 - 1978
Andrews County Heritage Committee
Andrews, Texas Andrews County Heritage Committee 1978 First Hardcover Very Good 
Stated First Edition, First Printing. Clean faux leather brown boards with elaborate gold stamped design on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Closed tear to lower spine has been carefully repaired. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 488 pages with index. Large book - approx. size is 9" x 11-1/2". A complete history of Andrews County, Texas, with everything from Indian history to family histories and photos, ranch layouts and history, oil camps, history of the post offices, schools, businesses, and more. 025243

Price: 50.00 USD
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Seasoned with Salt, Arny, Mary Travis
6 Seasoned with Salt
Arny, Mary Travis
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 230 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, and light edge wear, hint of rubbing, two clear pieces of tape reinforcing corners of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of an American family in Montclair, NJ, whose rambling old house became home to family, and to assorted boarders ranging from defense workers to a brood of orphan owls. 018757

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Spanish Texas - Yesterday and Today, Ashford, Gerald
7 Spanish Texas - Yesterday and Today
Ashford, Gerald
Austin/New York Jenkins Publishing Company 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black decorative lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean marbled beige endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 296 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book tells the story of the Spanish heritage in Texas. 8vo. Texas. 012530

Price: 25.00 USD
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Old New England Churches - And Their Children, Bacon, Dolores
8 Old New England Churches - And Their Children
Bacon, Dolores
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding. Red ribbed cloth boards with gold church and tree decoration on cover with double ruled line border and gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, tiny points of corner wear, gold lettering on spine has some wear but still legible. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph of the spire of the Old South Church, Boston, with printed tissue guard; 33 additional photographic plates of New England churches. 442 pages. 021983

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Horseback Honeymoon: The Vanishing Old West of 1907 Through the Eyes of Two Young Artists in Love, Ballard, Dorothy
9 Horseback Honeymoon: The Vanishing Old West of 1907 Through the Eyes of Two Young Artists in Love
Ballard, Dorothy
Two Continents Publishing Group 1975 0-8467-0105-7 / 9780846701057 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight, pages are clean (a little age speckling to top edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Endpapers illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005991

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod, Barnard, Charles N.
10 The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod
Barnard, Charles N.
New York Dodd, Mead 1973 0396067808 / 9780396067801 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean golden cream endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated chapter headings. 173 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely book. Author seeks the beauty of Cape Cod in the winter season, and discovers the people one may see but never know in the summer - the cranberry farmer, the fishing boat captain, the lighthouse keeper, the shellfish warden. Conversationally, they took him in, opened doors on stormy nights, made him understand things that summer people may never see and nevr know about the place they love. 025158

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The Story of Man in Yellowstone, Beal, Merrill D.
11 The Story of Man in Yellowstone
Beal, Merrill D.
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Yellowstone Library and Museum Association 1960 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Revised Edition, SIGNED by author, in illustrated dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering and decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Signed by author on the title page. 320 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. Dustjacket is clean (hint of very faint soiling to rear panel), 1/4" chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A detailed and thorough history of the early explorers and later interesting development of Yellowstone Park. 020245

Price: 40.00 USD
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Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story, Blocher, David
12 Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story
Blocher, David
Gettysburg, PA Blocher's 1930 Revised Edition soft cover Near Fine 
Revised Edition (Twenty-second Edition). Very clean brown wraps with silk rope binding intact. Illustrated cover. No chipping or creasing; a few tiny closed edge tears. Oblong book (12" x 9-1/4"). Clean "spider-web" tissue guard at front and rear. 68 pages, illustrated with large black and white photographs. Information on the Gettysburg National Park, map of the Park, history of the battle, monuments, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on back of rear panel. 021215

Price: 15.00 USD
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Land of High Horizons - An Intimate Interpretation of the The Great Smokies, Bowman, Elizabeth Skaggs
13 Land of High Horizons - An Intimate Interpretation of the The Great Smokies
Bowman, Elizabeth Skaggs
Kingsport, Tennessee Southern Publishers, Inc. 1948 Fifth Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover book, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering, gold line decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page as follows: "Inscribed to Josephine Seikel with good wishes and the hope that you will enjoy this armchair trip through the Great Smokies - Sincerely, Elizabeth S. Bowman." Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs. 212 pages. Clean dust jacket is illustrated by Carlos C. Campbell, showing a view from Mt. LeConte--looking across the vast Greenbrier wilderness area to Mt. Guyot, Mt. Chapman and other high peaks. Jacket has slight edge wear, a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The beauty, history, geology, legends and traditions of the Great Smoky Mountains. 027171

Price: 30.00 USD
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Hoosier: A Composite Portrait, Bowman, Heath
14 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
15 Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary
Brinton, Anna
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1960 First 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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The Farm, Bromfield, Louis
16 The Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
First illustrated edition of one of the best of Bromfield's novels, with drawings by Kate Lord. In original dust jacket. Introduction by Winfield H. Rogers. Clean black cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 346 pages. Dust jacket is a bit tattered with chips, rubbing, closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Based on the experiences of the author's own ancestors, this is a novel rich in incident and drama, full of the simple strength and warmth that is the heritage of a people who live close to the soil. It covers a period from the early nineteenth century to well into the twentieth, and it tells the story of the founding of an American family in the western wilderness. 15 full pages of illustrations as well as many small drawings and beautifully illustrated endpapers. The Farm, first published in 1933, is considered one of the finest novels ever written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Bromfield. 026470

Price: 30.00 USD
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Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927, Brown, Harriet Connor
17 Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927
Brown, Harriet Connor
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1929 First 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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Valentine's Manual of Old New York No. 7, New Series 1923 - When the Gay White Way Was Dark, Brown, Henry Collins (Editor)
18 Valentine's Manual of Old New York No. 7, New Series 1923 - When the Gay White Way Was Dark
Brown, Henry Collins (Editor)
New York Valentine's Manual, Inc. 1923 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket 
Hardcover book in scarce original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black decorative seal on cover with single line border, black lettering on spine. Some wear and soiling to this book: a little fraying at top of spine, small spot of wear along front spine edge (grain of rice in size), some browning to spine, some foxing to rear board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Wonderful historical photographs and illustrations throughout - seven plates in color, eighty-three black and white illustrations. 366 pages with index. Clean illustrated dust jacket has edge chipping, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027394

Price: 40.00 USD
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Pearl Buck's America - A Personal Travelogue by Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Nobel Laureate-with 200 Photographs from Life Magazine, Buck, Pearl S.
19 Pearl Buck's America - A Personal Travelogue by Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Nobel Laureate-with 200 Photographs from Life Magazine
Buck, Pearl S.
Bartholomew House 1971 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Printing in original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with 200 photographs from Life Magazine, in full color and black and white, taken across the United States of America. 320 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, is clean but has 2" closed curved edge tear, some surface rubbing to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026909

Price: 15.00 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
20 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 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

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