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The English Gardening School - The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener, Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
1 The English Gardening School - The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener
Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 1-55584-031-0 / 9781555840310 First Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page with full number line, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean rust brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings and full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The English gardening School at the famed Chelsea Physic Garden, London, is highly regarded for its courses in amateur and professional landscape gardening. Now, for the first time, this course is available, fully adapted for the American climate, conditions and indigenous plantings, for the American gardener. 018915

Price: 22.00 USD
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Alvarez, Julia
2 How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Alvarez, Julia
New York, New York, U.S.A. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1999 0-945575-57-2 / 9780945575573 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Clean pale green boards with darker green cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed to her friends, dated and SIGNED BY AUTHOR: "To my friends the Hitchcocks - with affection, Julia Alvarez - May 1991" on title page. Clean endpapers. 290 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is crisp, unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first book. The story of an upper class Caribbean family living in exile in the Bronx. "Judy Alvarez writes with tenderness and rue about the Caribbean world she understands so well. This is an important contribution to both American and Caribbean literature." - Jay Parini 8vo. Fiction. 012142

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The Bridge of The Gods - A Romance of Indian Oregon, Balch, F. H.
3 The Bridge of The Gods - A Romance of Indian Oregon
Balch, F. H.
Chicago A. C. McClurg 1912 Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket L. Maynard Dixon, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding, with publisher's pamphlet enclosed, preface by the author. Dark blue cloth boards with blue, black, and pale blue decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering. A few small faint spots to rear cover, otherwise clean. Tiny closed tear at top spine edge (1/16"). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (neat) on front free endpaper. Eight full-page illustrations by L. Maynard Dixon. Sixteenth Edition. 280 pages. All-time Oregon classic, an intensely interesting story with faithful portrayal of Northwest Indian life, customs, and legends. 023349

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The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813, Berton, Pierre
4 The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813
Berton, Pierre
Little, Brown 1980 0316092169 / 9780316092166 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in original dust jacket. Clean ivory boards with orange cloth spine, gold lettering on spine; blind-stamped decoration on cover. No fraying 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 with maps by Geoffrey Matthews. 363 pages with index. Dust jacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends (under 1/8"), price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. To a small number of American leaders in the summer of 1812, the invasion and annexation of Canada seemed to be, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, "a mere matter of marching." Yet two years later when this "War of 1812" was abandoned on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war, three entire American armies had been forced to surrender (one without every having fired a shot), and the British suddenly controlled all of Michigan as well as most of present-day Indiana and Ohio. In this vivid account of the war's first year and of the events leading up to it, Pierre Berton rescues a half-forgotten chapter from the story of Canadian-American relations and turns it into an engrossing, historically accurate narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on personal memoirs, soldiers' diaries, and official dispatches, berton portrays all sides of the men who fought the war. 026752

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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen
5 Little America: Town at the End of the World
Carter, Paul Allen
New York Columbia University Press 1979 0231046820 / 9780231046824 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, map. 301 pages with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), slight age-toning, a little wear to paper at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a tiny community perched on the edge of the vast wasteland of Antarctica. There, in 1929, the first Americans to set foot on that continent built the first Little America as a base for Richard E. Byrd's historic flight over the South Pole. Their experiences in the bitter, sunless Antarctic winter--and the later history of Little America until its abandonment in 1959--make up a exciting adventure set in the closest thing on Earth to outer space. 022638

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The Rules of the Game, Chace, James
6 The Rules of the Game
Chace, James
Garden City Doubleday 1960 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in clean unclipped original jacket. Book is very clean, but unfortunately someone has torn a piece from the top edge of front free endpaper to remove their name. Clean green cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. 238 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.95 at top corner of front inside flap). Dust jacket art by Giola Fiammenghi. No chips, very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce book and author's first novel. Story of three Americans in flight - a young male pianist, a restless Boston debutante, an idealistic Jewess --all fleeing the bonds of their differing backgrounds, each striving for new standards of morality and love. 022614

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7 Ballads of Square-Toed Americans
Coffin, Robert P. Tristram
New York MacMillan 1933 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 110 pgs. 8vo. Poetry. 010135

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Americans;  Fifty Talks on our Life and Times, Cooke, Alistair
8 The Americans; Fifty Talks on our Life and Times
Cooke, Alistair
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1979 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
White cloth boards with silver lettering on front and spine. Cloth boards are clean with sparse foxing to outside edges. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean and bright; clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clipped on front inside corner flap. 272 pgs. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 014277

Price: 12.00 USD
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Peter and George and Uncle Henry, Delavan, Elizabeth
9 Peter and George and Uncle Henry
Delavan, Elizabeth
New York Carleton Press 1982 0806219076 / 9780806219073 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Shirley Patterson, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded blue-green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. Signed by author on half-title page: "With best wishes - Elizabeth Delavan." Illustrated with drawings by Shirley Patterson. Printed card from publisher with information about the book laid in. 48 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, very slight fading to edges; nice photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story for young readers about two boys who learn about the Indians who lived in Upstate New York. 027545

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality, Douglas, William O.
10 Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality
Douglas, William O.
New York Atheneum 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with blind-stamped author initials on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly stamped previous owner name on front fixed endpaper). 237 pages with index. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beginning with the debates of the 1850's, Justice Douglas traces the development of Lincoln's attitude toward negroes from its early formulation in a world where even opponents of slavery "relegated the Nwegro to second-class citizenship." We see Lincoln walking the painful path from opposition to the extension of slavery, through bloody war, to Emancipation and the Second Inaugural Address. 025644

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Indian History for Young Folks, Drake, Francis S.
11 Indian History for Young Folks
Drake, Francis S.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1884 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published 1884, with maps and many black and white illustrations throughout. Approximate size of book 7" x 9". Olive green cloth boards with brown decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear to upper rear spine corner. Light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Solid book with sound binding. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 479 pages with index. From the earliest European intercourse with Native Americans to the last of the Indian Wars, this book covers all of the inevitible encroachment of settlers onto North American lands on which the "Indians" once roamed free. 025139

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The Settlers - A Historical Novel, Eastman, E. R.
12 The Settlers - A Historical Novel
Eastman, E. R.
Watkins Glen, NY Century House 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in original dust jacket. Clean dark green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers (small previous owner last name on front free endpaper). 280 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, has a few very tiny closed edge tears, slightest hint of soiling. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A carefully researched Americana novel in which author picks up the thread of his earlier work, THE DESTROYERS. We meet again Nate Williams and his wife Constant, thirty years after their marriage in the days when they were young and daring scouts helping Clinton and Sullivan wrest the "Genesee Country" from Native Americans. A vivid and realistic account of pioneer travel, how the woods were cleared, crops raised, cabins built and furnished. 026174

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Beautiful Upon the Mountains, Edmunds, Murrell
13 Beautiful Upon the Mountains
Edmunds, Murrell
South Brunswick, NJ Thomas Yoseloff 1966 Later Printing Hard Cover Good+ Good+ Jacket Signed
Blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, light soiling. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. Inscribed and SIGNED and dated by author on half-title page. 188 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one 1" tear at base of front flap fold, some staining to jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 011728

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Red Man's Bones - George Catlin, Artist and Showman, Eisler, Benita
14 The Red Man's Bones - George Catlin, Artist and Showman
Eisler, Benita
New York W. W. Norton 2013 0393066169 / 9780393066166 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean light brown boards with dark brown spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color plates. 468 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023972

Price: 15.00 USD
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Leschi of the Nisquallies, Emmons, Della Gould
15 Leschi of the Nisquallies
Emmons, Della Gould
Minneapolis T. S. Denison & Co. 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binfing is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are ilustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 416 pgs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on back of front free endpaper; also inscribed and SIGNED by C. E. Hutchin, Jr. to whom the book is dedicated by the author. Dustjacket has very light soiling, very small chip at lower spine corner and lower spine tip, small price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Leschi, the bold, advetnurous Nisqually brave who wielded vast influence over his people and lived with his tribe in peaceful association with the British traders at Fort Nisqually until the Boston settlers pushed north to Puget Sound. 8vo. Native American. 013184

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Vivid Air The Lafayette Escadrille, Flammer, Philip M.
16 The Vivid Air The Lafayette Escadrille
Flammer, Philip M.
Athens, GA University of Georgia Press 1981 0-8203-0537-5 / 9780820305370 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Very clean silver boards with black "gunshot" dot decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue-black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 249 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Story of the American volunteer unit which fought with the French during World War I. A unique and elite squadron, the stirring initiative of the Americans in volunteering to fight and fly for France long before their own country entered the war ignited the admiration of the world. Here is a clear, fully documented study based on extensive research, including many interviews with survivors of the Lafayette Escadrille and others closely associated with it. 17466

Price: 85.00 USD
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The Americans, Frost, David
17 The Americans
Frost, David
New York Stein and Day 1970 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with publisher's review slip and typed review laid in. Clean unfaded red boards with clean white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 250 pgs. Bright unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed tear (1/4") at rear spine gutter area of dustjacket, no edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Publisher's review slip and typed review laid in. Frost probes the peculiarities of the American political scene, the rich and the poor, entertainers, issues of race, sports, and all that makes America what it is. 016791

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Watch on the Bridge, Garth, David
18 The Watch on the Bridge
Garth, David
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with red cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pp. Jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has very small chips at top spine edge, hint of fading to yellow at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. World War II novel set in February, 1945 when the Germans were in retreat before the advancing British and Americans, falling back on the Rhine. 019365

Price: 15.00 USD
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Fathers, Gold, Herbert
19 Fathers
Gold, Herbert
New York Arbor House 1983 0-87795-550-6 / 9780877955504 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with small closed edge tear at bottom front near flap corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Famous novel of an immigrant Jewish American. 8vo. Jewish. 010244

Price: 15.00 USD
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Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes, Golden, Harry
20 Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes
Golden, Harry
Cleveland and New York World Publishing 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 319 pgs. with index. Frontis photo of John F. Kennedy at the White House with Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders on August 28, 1963. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A serious analysis of the entire move toward civil rights for African Americans in the United States and an in-depth study of President John F. Kennedy's commitment to that social revolution. 018700

Price: 30.00 USD
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