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Rochester Sketch Book, Merrill, Arch
141 Rochester Sketch Book
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, NY Gannett Company (Democrat & Chronicle) 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean first edition in nice original dust jacket. Blue black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 182 pages. Clean dust jacket has very small chip at base of rear panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful and entertaining history of the city of Rochester, New York, by one of its favorite sons. 028138

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Changing Years, Merrill, Arch
142 The Changing Years
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 195 pages. Dust jacket is clean (with exception of price on inner flap being inked out), has a few tiny edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill, in his 22nd book, tells how the automobile, after the coming of paved roads, combined with the development of aviation, virtually remade our world. 025171

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country, Merrill, Arch
143 The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, NY Gannett Company 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Beautiful unworn textured dark green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - previous owner bookplate on front pastedown - no writing or marks. Foreword by Arthur C. Parker. Illustrated with drawings, black and white plates. 112 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has a few very tiny shallow edge chips (under 1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025585

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Towpath, Merrill, Arch
144 The Towpath
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, Ny Gannett Company (Democrat & Chronicle) 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Gerald Maloney, Illustrator 
Second printing (stated) of the First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean blue-black cloth boards with green lettering on cover. No fraying, fading or wear - both jacket and book are very nice and clean. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Chapter heading illustrations by Gerald Maloney. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 180 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Wonderful history of the Erie Canal. 028137

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The Underground (Freedom's Road) - and Other Upstate Tales, Merrill, Arch
145 The Underground (Freedom's Road) - and Other Upstate Tales
Merrill, Arch
American Book Stratford Press, Inc. 1963 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Some browning to boards from dust jacket, otherwise clean. Slight surface wear to some corners, no tears or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Tiny previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 181 pages. Clean dust jacket has small chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028275

Price: 25.00 USD
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Slim Fingers Beckon, Merrilll, Arch
146 Slim Fingers Beckon
Merrilll, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1951 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean book in original illustrated dust jacket, first edition. Clean unfaded blue boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight mustiness. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 184 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, very nice in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025735

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner, Miller, Max
147 The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner
Miller, Max
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold title box on spine. Clean, with slight fading to edges. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - small previous owner name on front pastedown. Illustrated with map and 47 photographs by Lew Walker. 256 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has some edge chipping, slight wear at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025436

Price: 25.00 USD
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Moreau de St. Mery's American Journey 1793-1798, Moreau de St. Mery (Roberts, Kenneth and Anna M. Roberts, Editors)
148 Moreau de St. Mery's American Journey 1793-1798
Moreau de St. Mery (Roberts, Kenneth and Anna M. Roberts, Editors)
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1947 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Translated and Edited by Kenneth Roberts and Anna M. Roberts; Preface by Kenneth Roberts; Introduction by Stewart L. Mims. Color frontispiece painting by James Bingham. Very clean rust brown buckram cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading 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. 394 pages with index. Clean illustrated jacket is unchipped, some wear and tiny tears at base of spine, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Moreau's journal is filled with intimate details about life in America when the Republic was young. He discusses with candor the prevalence of divorce, cost of confinement, the shameless behavior of French emigres toward their American hosts, the prudery of the average American woman, the prevalence of prostitution. Much that is in this book had never before been mentioned in narratives about early America, and all the color and delicacy of the original have been brilliantly preserved in the Robertses' translation. 027570

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Saga of Texas Cookery - An Historical Guide of More than One Hundred Twenty Recipes Illustrating the French Influence on Texas Cuisine, the Spanish Influence, & the Mexican, Including Also Contributions from the European Settlers in the Republic of Texas & from the Resou, Morgan, Sarah
149 The Saga of Texas Cookery - An Historical Guide of More than One Hundred Twenty Recipes Illustrating the French Influence on Texas Cuisine, the Spanish Influence, & the Mexican, Including Also Contributions from the European Settlers in the Republic of Texas & from the Resou
Morgan, Sarah
Austin, TX Encino Press 1973 0884260321 / 9780884260325 First Book Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in unclipped original jacket. Very clean illustrated paper covered boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Signature by author on title page appears to be facsimile. 64 pp., page decorations. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), with slightest faint trace of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018758

Price: 40.00 USD
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Travels in Philadelphia, Morley, Christopher
150 Travels in Philadelphia
Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia David McKay 1920 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering, line border on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 264 pages. 028343

Price: 35.00 USD
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Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America, Musselman, M. M.
151 Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America
Musselman, M. M.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean beige cloth boards with small early automobile illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner inscription and name on front fixed endpaper. 304 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips at top and bottom spine edges. Charming photo of author on rear panel as he sits at the wheel of a 1909 Fiat racing car, Series 90. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020259

Price: 20.00 USD
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Biography of A River - The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley, Mylod, John
152 Biography of A River - The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley
Mylod, John
New York Bonanza 1978 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book and dust jacket. Turquoise boards with bright yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. As new condition, no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 244 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, unclipped, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027588

Price: 15.00 USD
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Close-up U.S.A, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
153 Close-up U.S.A
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington DC National Geographic Society 1986 0870446495 / 9780870446498 First Hardcover Fine 
Very clean and complete set of 15 regional maps, Distance Chart, 1 U.S.A. map and hardcover book guide to the U.S.A. all contained in clean yellow hard plastic case. Everything in clean, top notch condition. Beautiful maps unfold, with rear side giving information on points of interest the region with beautiful full color illustrations. Unusual, informative and collectable. 027258

Price: 30.00 USD
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154 Our Pennsylvania: Keys to the Keystone State
Oakley, Amy
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Limited Edition, SIGNED by author and illustrator. 467 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed tear on back panel (taped), very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007902

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Greater America, Paine, Ralph D.
155 The Greater America
Paine, Ralph D.
New York The Outing Publishing Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with striking black and white illustration of a town in the foothills of the mountains with a train passing through, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to several corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with full page black and white photographs. 327 pages + one page of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025201

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life, Parkman, Francis
156 The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
Parkman, Francis
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1925 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First thus, numbered Limited Edition, of which this is number 400. Published 1925 by Little Brown, with beautiful tipped in color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth and Frederic Remington. Beige boards with red cloth corner and spine, bright gold lettering on spine; small Remington drawing on cover. Hint of very light soiling to front beige areas. Pinhead size spots of wear at base of spine corners. Gilt top page edges, others page edges deckled. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. All illustrations are present and clean. 364 pages. A lovely book! 026891

Price: 75.00 USD
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Roaming the Mountains with John Parris, Parris, John
157 Roaming the Mountains with John Parris
Parris, John
Asheville, North Carolina Citizen-Times Publishing Company 1975 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
1975 softcover reprint of the original 1955 edition. Clean trade paperback with illustrated cover (By C. E. Dameron). No creasing, chipping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Bunnelle. 246 pages. A wonderful book of history and folklore on the mountains and valleys of Western North Carolina. 028088

Price: 15.00 USD
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158 The Covered Bridge
Petersen, Herman
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 376 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has some loss at top of spine (1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Upstate New York. 008502

Price: 15.00 USD
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159 The Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch
Poague, Leland A.
A. S. Barnes 1978 0-498-01958-6 / 9780498019586 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Verry Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with some notations in light pencil by previous owner on front free endpaper (easily erasable). Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight hint of superficial rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Filmography. 010145

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Guide to Early American Homes - North, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
160 A Guide to Early American Homes - North
Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Blue patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Thin line of black at lower board near edge from old style mylar cover (now removed) -- no other soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers (narrow black line at base of endpapers from same). No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. 249 pages with index + 2 pages of photographic credits and "About the Authors". Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), now protected in clean archival quality removable mylar cover. 950 beautiful old houses from Maine to Delaware, from Cape Cod to Wisconsin and Illinois. It includes Sturbridge, Shelburne, Deerfield, and other villages restored by expert and untiring research. 025210

Price: 22.00 USD
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