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California - From the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco - A Study of American Character, Royce, Josiah
161 California - From the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco - A Study of American Character
Royce, Josiah
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Borzoi Edition" in original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear; very very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Glass Cleland.394 pages + 15-page index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge nicks and slight edge wear, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A classic account of the early days of the state and a study of American character. 027592

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Trails Plowed Under, Russell, Charles M.
162 Trails Plowed Under
Russell, Charles M.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1977 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Reprint of the 1927 edition (no date shown on copyright page, but research shows 1977), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with brown illustration on cover, brown title box with gold lettering, small gold steer head on spine. No fraying or wear. Clean with slightest hint of browning to spine gutter. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers. Full color illustrations and black and white drawings by the author. 211 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (6.50 on front inside flap), Slight edge wear with short closed edge tears, one has been repaired in the past with clear tape. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Forty-three robust, adventurous stories illustrated with five of Charles Russell's superb paintings in full color and fifty line drawings. 026101

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Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters - America's Greatest Calamity - A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana, Russell, Thomas H.
163 Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters - America's Greatest Calamity - A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana
Russell, Thomas H.
Thomas H. Morrison 1913 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine, photographic illustration paste-on on cover (unchipped). Cloth on rear board very lightly soiled. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, though slightly tanned. Liberally illustrated with photographs documenting the tragic story of tornadoes and floods which struck the American midwest in 1913. 320 pages. 025740

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Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America - Vernacular Design and Social Change, Sally McMurry
164 Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America - Vernacular Design and Social Change
Sally McMurry
Oxford University Press 1988 0195044754 / 9780195044751 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Very clean white boards with dark blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. Illustrated with photographs and house plan drawings. All pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 261 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026912

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165 Old Jules Country
Sandoz, Mari
New York Hastings House 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. No names or writing inside (small remnant of price sticker on front free endpaper). Pages are clean and bright. 319 pgs. Very clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, Tiny bit of wear to three corners, small closed tear at top of spine (1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005585

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Ohio Town:  A Portrait of Xenia, Ohio, Santmyer, Helen Hooven
166 Ohio Town: A Portrait of Xenia, Ohio
Santmyer, Helen Hooven
New York Harpercollins 1984 0060153792 / 9780060153793 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Harper & Row Edition" (first printing, with full number line) in dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings at each chapter beginning. 310 pages. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has a few short closed edge tears,very shallow chipping at top spine edge. Photo portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A deeply moving and sometimes hilarious account of a small town's life and history by the critically acclaimed author of "...And Ladies of the Club." 027633

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Minnesota's Rocks and Waters - A Geological Story, Schwartz, George M. and George A. Thiel with assistance of Peggy Harding Love
167 Minnesota's Rocks and Waters - A Geological Story
Schwartz, George M. and George A. Thiel with assistance of Peggy Harding Love
Minneapolis, MN, USA University of Minnesota Press 1958 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean photo-decorated black and white cloth boards (rocky lakeshore), white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps. 366 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has edge wear and short closed edge tears, tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025559

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The Book of Boston, Shackleton, Robert
168 The Book of Boston
Shackleton, Robert
Philadelphia Penn Publishing 1917 Second printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second printing. Decorated American trade binding - Clean dark green cloth boards with colorful illustration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip, very tiny bit of fraying to top spine edge, very small nick at top board edge. Binding is tight, hint of very slight bow to front board, pages are clean. Antique previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; additional drawings and black and white photographs throughout. 332 pages with index. 021912

Price: 22.00 USD
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Sharon Massachusetts - A History, Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
169 Sharon Massachusetts - A History
Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
Sharon, MA Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee 1976 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or bookplates. 355 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". New England. 016176

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Whoop-Up Country - The Canadian-American West, 1865-1885, Sharp, Paul F.
170 Whoop-Up Country - The Canadian-American West, 1865-1885
Sharp, Paul F.
Helena, Montana Historical Society of Montana / West Press 1960 Second edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Charles M. Russell, Illustrator 
Second Edition with new illustrations by C. M. Russell in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with illustration in black on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Charles M. Russell. Introduction by Michael Kennedy. 348 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight fading to background of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Publisher's card( from The Historical Society of Montana) with information about the book is laid in. Fascinating story of the raw Montana Territory-Canadian frontier, tied by the incredible Whoop-Up train, 1865-85. On the flamboyant Northern Rocky Mountain-Great Plains frontier before the railroads penetrated, the Whoop-Up Trail was a fabulous highroad of rare adventure and frenzied commerce. 027490

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Tar on My Heels - A Press Agent's Notebook, Sharpe, Bill
171 Tar on My Heels - A Press Agent's Notebook
Sharpe, Bill
Winston-Salem The Tar Heels 1946 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Teal 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. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: For Frank Schanschel with best wishes - Bill Sharpe." 229 pp. Illustrated with glossy photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), tiny chips at top spine corner edges, slight corner wear, faint water stain at base of spine creeping slightly over to front and rear panel bottom edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020272

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The Great Conflagration.  CHICAGO: It's Past, Present and Future, Sheahan, James W. and George P. Upton
172 The Great Conflagration. CHICAGO: It's Past, Present and Future
Sheahan, James W. and George P. Upton
Union Publishing Co. 1872 Hardcover Good+ 
Light brown leather boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Clean with some light rubbing to edges and corners. Cracking to leather along bottom 4" of front spine fold. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Foxing to endpapers and to some page margins throughout the book, with small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with beautiful drawings, engravings, two fold-out maps in excellent condition. 527 pages with Appendix. 025743

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Nancy Shippen:  Her Journal Book - The International Romance of A Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and About Her, Shippen, Nancy (Ethel Armes, Editor)
173 Nancy Shippen: Her Journal Book - The International Romance of A Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and About Her
Shippen, Nancy (Ethel Armes, Editor)
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1935 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, Compiled and edited by Ethel Armes. SIGNED by the author/editor, with an author-signed letter also laid in AND some typed press comments on the book by Ethel Armes, Editor. Blue cloth boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Book has some browning/fading to edges from reaction from long contact with paper dust jacket (we have now placed the jacket in a clean, archival quality removable mylar cover). There is no fraying or wear to the book; binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Light foxing to map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by Ethel Armes on half-title page: "To Elizabeth Grace Armistead with the greetings of her old friend - Ethel Armes - Holiday House, Wellfleet, Cape Cod." Color frontispiece portrait of Nancy Shippen. Illustrated with portraits, facsimiles and prints. Last blank page of book has photo advertisement clipping showing Miss Lucy Armistead Flippin (to whom the book is inscribed) in a Pond's Cold Cream magazine ad, and a clipping about her Charlottesville wedding. 349 pages with index. Jacket is clean, has short closed edge tears, 1" chip at upper spine corner, is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). 026558

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The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, Simpson College
174 The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa
Simpson College
Indianola, IA Simpson College / George H. Miller Printing Co. 1911 First softcover Good 
Worn suede wraps with maple leaf imprint and "S" on cover. Chips and wear to edges, 1-1/2 piece missing at top of spine, moderate soiling to suede. Binding is tight, no cracking, all text pages are very clean (printed on high quality glossy paper). Small name on front free endpaper (Ellis G. Rhode - 1911). Unpaginated - size of book is approx. 7-3/4" x 10" and just under 1" in thickness. Beautifully illustrated with photos of college students, 1912 graduates, college grounds and faculty, cartoons and illustrations. Interesting full page display advertising at rear of book. Included with book is program from the Nineteenth Annual Field Meet of the Iowa Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association held at Haskin's Stadium in Des Moines on May 28 and 29, 1908; a one-page (7-1/2" x 16") broadside of Simpson College Songs and Yells (dated 1907); FOUR photographic post cards from 1911 and 1912 featuring photos of the college and college sports teams; and a publication of the Kallonian Literary Society of Simpson College (Constitution and By-Laws). Protective slipcase provided. A time capsule from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, formed in 1886 and still thriving today. 018196

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Seneca Lake  Past, Present, and Future, Sisler, Carol U.
175 Seneca Lake Past, Present, and Future
Sisler, Carol U.
Ithaca, NY Enterprise Publishing 1995 0962390437 / 9780962390432 First Paperback Very Good+ Signed
Clean softcover book, SIGNED by author (signed simply Carol U. Sisler on title page). Size approx. 8-1/2" x 11". Color wrap-around illustrated cover is clean, one tiny chip (smaller than a grain of rice) at base of rear panel. All pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner bookplate at top edge of first page. Beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings. 144 pages with index. A host of intriguing information on the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes in New York. The history, mystery, and natural wonders of the lake are fully explored. 027693

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176 White Pillars: Early Life and Architecture of the Lower Mississippi Valley Country
Smith, J. Frazer
New York Bramhall House 1941 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Previous owner last name is penned on top page edges, previous owner name & address on front free endpaper. 252 pgs. with 100 drawings and plans. Clean dustjacket has a few very small edge tears and one small edge chip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10". Architecture. 010829

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The Edisons Of Fort Myers - Discoveries of the Heart, Smoot, Tom
177 The Edisons Of Fort Myers - Discoveries of the Heart
Smoot, Tom
Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press, Inc. 2004 1561643122 / 9781561643127 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with darker beige spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs. 372 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026463

Price: 18.00 USD
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Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey, Sneden, Private Robert Knox
178 Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey
Sneden, Private Robert Knox
New York Free Press 2000 0684863650 / 9780684863658 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean second printing in unchipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Written and illustrated by Private Robert Knox Sneden. Edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford. 329 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most important Civil War documents to be published since Ulysses S. Grant's "Personal Memoirs". Four tattered scrapbooks found in a Connecticut bank vault in 1994 yielded a treasure trove of more than 500 watercolors that vividly depect America's great nationa drama. These scrapbooks--plus a 5,000 page illustrated memoir that came to light later--are the life's achievement of a long-forgotten Union private and mapmaker named Robert Knox Sneden. 024490

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179 Tales of the Northwest
Snellling, William Joseph
Dorset Press 1985 0-88029-064-1 / 9780880290647 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean white boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 252 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is a reprint of a book that is now extrmely rare in collections of early American literature. Published anonymously in 1830, these "Sketches of Indian Life and Character" constituted one of the first collections of short tales to be brought out in the U.S. and also the first appearance in American literature of the plains Indians. 8vo. Native American. 010895

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180 A Pilgrim Returns to Cape Cod
Snow, Edward Rowe
Boston, MA The Yankee Publishing Co. 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. 413 pgs. with index. Illustrated with many historical photographs, frontis illustration (color) of clipper ship. With accompanying Cape Cod map enclosed. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edgewear, small closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. New England. 011163

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