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Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country, Rapp, Marvin A.
161 Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country
Rapp, Marvin A.
New York Twayne Publishers 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Norman Truesdale, Illustrator 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 189 pgs. with index. Illustrated by Norman Truesdale. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, just a hint of rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming collection of Erie Canal stories, tall tales, anecdotes, newspaper squibs, and folksongs. 018056

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Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont, Rasey, Ruth M.
162 Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont
Rasey, Ruth M.
Rand McNally 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Kathleen Voute, Illustrator Signed
Clean light blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of wear to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on the half-title page. 256 pgs. Illustrated by Kathleen Voute. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, front flap has separated at fold, several small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce book, signed by author. 8vo. New England. 013782

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Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont, Rasey, Ruth M.
163 Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont
Rasey, Ruth M.
Rand McNally 1962 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean light blue cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. A Christmas note from 1962 is neatly penned on the front free endpaper, stating that the author has autographed this book for the recipient. Inscribed and signed on the half-title page by the author as follows: "For Ethel Schultz with warm regards and best wishes for my fellow writer and Pen Woman, Ruth M. Rasey, December 15, 1962." Black and white illustrations by Kathleen Voute. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, diagonal crease on rear panel, no tears. Author photo and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An authentic, nostalgic portrayal of American daily life in Vermont from Colonial times to the Twentieth Century, based on the author's diaries, family papers and letters, town records, and the personal recollections of old-timers. 027783

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When Pine Was King, Reimann, Lewis C.
164 When Pine Was King
Reimann, Lewis C.
Ann Arbor, Michigan Lewis C. Reimann 1953 Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover book in original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean brown cloth boards with bright silver lettering and two trees on cover, bright silver lettering and small tree on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. Signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Lewis C. Reimann". Previous owner name and date at top of front free endpaper. Frontispiece map of upper Michigan. Illustrated with many full page glossy black and white historical photographs. 163 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has some small edge chips, closed tear along front flap fold (approx. 4"), photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about the early days of lumbering in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 026472

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Frederic Remington's Own West, Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
165 Frederic Remington's Own West
Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
New York Dial Press 1960 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Frederick Remington, Illustrator Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, inscribed and SIGNED on front free endpaper by Harold McCracken to Bob Rockwell (Robert Rockwell, founder of the Rockwell Gallery of Western Art in Corning, New York) - association copy. "To my very good friend Bob Rockwell - These articles & stories by Frederic Remington are a wonderful background for the Western Americana art in which you and I are so deeply interested. I do hope you enjoy them. - Sincerely, Harold McCracken - Cody, Wyoming July 6/61." Book is clean unfaded brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Black and white illustrations throughout by Frederic Remington. 254 pages. Brochure from The Rockwell Gallery of Western Art, Corning, NY is laid in. Dust jacket is unclipped (7.50 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear, slight age-toning. Full page portrait of Frederic Remington on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The great western artist's eyewitness accounts of his expeditions and adventures on the frontier, with his illustrations. 024986

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Minnesota Skyline: Anthology of Poems About Minnesota, Richards, Carmen Nelson
166 Minnesota Skyline: Anthology of Poems About Minnesota
Richards, Carmen Nelson
Minneapolis, MN The Lund Press, Inc. 1953 Thirteenth Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket 
13th Edition in dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Faint water stain to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages have faint water marks to outside edge of first three pages, some light soiling here and there. Illustrated with photographs (clean and bright). With a Foreword by W. C. Coffey, President of the University of Minnesota 1941-1945. 141 pgs. + index. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. Dustjacket has faint water mark to back panel, one tiny shallow chip, small scrape at lower front right corner. Enclosed in new mylar cover. This book has had some use and and a few misfortunes, but it contains wonderful photographs and poetry about Minnesota. Looks nice in its new mylar cover. 009755

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Ranch Life and The Hunting-Trail, Roosevelt, Theodore
167 Ranch Life and The Hunting-Trail
Roosevelt, Theodore
New York The Century Company 1911 Later printing Hardcover Good no dust jacket Frederic Remington, Illustrator 
Later printing of the first edition. Green cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover, green lettering on spine, blind-stamped bucking horse decoration to rear board. Small spots of wear-through to corner tips. Light soiling to cloth boards. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean blank endpapers. Last 40 pages have faint water stains to pages. Gilt top page edges. Frontispiece illustration by Remington with clean tissue guard ("The Round-up"). Illustrated throughout by Frederic Remington. 187 pages. This less-than-perfect book is still a solid and enjoyable read with beautiful illustrations. 027623

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Farthest Reach:  Washington and Oregon, Ross, Nancy Wilson
168 Farthest Reach: Washington and Oregon
Ross, Nancy Wilson
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1944 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and brown and black design on spine. Author's initials in black on front in brown decorative box. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained page edges. Illustrated with beautiful black & white photographs. 359 pgs. with 18 page index. Dustjacket is not price clipped and has slight hint of surface wear to edges with a few very small edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Pacific Northwest. 014336

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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
169 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.
170 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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Families and Farmhouses in Nineteenth-Century America - Vernacular Design and Social Change, Sally McMurry
171 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

Price: 45.00 USD
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172 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
173 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
174 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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Sharon Massachusetts - A History, Sharon American Revolution Bicentennial Committee
175 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.
176 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
177 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
178 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)
179 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
180 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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