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1 The Fertile Crescent: Travels in the Footsteps of Ancient Science
Anderson, Clifford N.
New York Exposition Press 1968 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps. 329 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very light superficial rubbing to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The golden era of intellectual advancement - from before the sixth century B.C. through the fourth century A.D. Contributions made by Mesopotamia, Greece and Egypt to the miracles of modern science. 8vo. Ancient History. 011388

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The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Barley, Nigel
2 The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles
Barley, Nigel
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1991 0-8050-1968-5 / 9780805019681 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean orange boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny edge tear (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Tracing the travels of Sir Stamford Raffles, colonial adventurer of the British Empire era. 8 vo.. Adventure. 011072

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The Beckoning Waters, Carse, Robert
3 The Beckoning Waters
Carse, Robert
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "A" on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. No fraying or bumping. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 438 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is price clipped at top of front inside flap, has shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the Great Lakes region during 1876-1932; it tells of a young Irish sailor who rose to become one of the industrial tycoons of that era. 019362

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The Black Hills and their incredible characters - A Chronicle and A Guide, Casey, Robert J.
4 The Black Hills and their incredible characters - A Chronicle and A Guide
Casey, Robert J.
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1949 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in unclipped original dust jacket, complete with "The Guide" in rear pocket. Unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, except for tiny bump to front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs. 383 pages with index. "The Guide" in rear pocket is in perfect condition, gives information on mileages, roads, scenic wonders, monuments, etc. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historically the author traces the chronicle of the Black Hills from their opening to whites and the rush for gold in 1874--the rise and fall of boom towns, the change to cow towns, to agricultural towns, and the gradual metamorphosis into towns of the more modern era. Casey tells the story of the characters who made Black Hills History, from Custer and Wild Bill and Calamity Jane to Calvin Coolidge and Gutzon Borglum. 026657

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Poor Richard's Politicks - Benjamin Franklin and His New American Order, Conner, Paul W.
5 Poor Richard's Politicks - Benjamin Franklin and His New American Order
Conner, Paul W.
New York Oxford University Press 1965 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 285 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A systematic examination of the political and social thought of Benjamin Franklin and a brilliant exposition of the political ideas of his era. 024518

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Deep are the Roots, d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
6 Deep are the Roots
d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
New York Charles Scribner 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with white and black unchipped stamped lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper, with small circular red sticker from "The Dramatic Publishing Co. - Chicago" in upper right corner of front free endpaper. Dustjacket featuring photo from the play is clean, not price clipped, has small chips at top and bottom spine edges, wear at front spine fold, hint of rubbing. Photo of authors on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most successful and controversial plays of the era, about an African American war hero returning to his Southern U.S. town. 020374

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Loose Change - Three Women of the Sixties, Davidson, Sara
7 Loose Change - Three Women of the Sixties
Davidson, Sara
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1977 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded orange boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying 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 bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white photographs from the era. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight age-toning - full rear panel photograph of author. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about three women and what happened to them during a unique and turbulent decade in America in the 1960's. 026491

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The Clansman, Dixon, Thomas Jr.
8 The Clansman
Dixon, Thomas Jr.
New York Triangle Books 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Triangle Books Edition in illustrated dust jacket. The book from which the great movie, BIRTH OF A NATION, was made. Clean turquoise cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly tanned). Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket has small surface scrape at lower left corner of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A reprint edition of one of the best-selling historical novels of all time. An historical romance laid in the South during the days just after the Civil War. Just as Gone With the Wind tells the story of the South during the Civil War, so this famous novel tells the story of the South in the terrifying days of the Reconstruction Era. 027018

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9 The New Century Home Book
Du Puy, Frank A.
New York Eaton & Mains 1900 First Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with illustrated cover and hearth decoration on spine. Clean, bright, with very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; front free endpaper is missing. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful old photographs of interiors and exteriors of houses from the era. 400 pgs. 005195

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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
10 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

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Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures, Fleming, Thomas
11 Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures
Fleming, Thomas
New York The Nutshell Publishing Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Brown pebbled cloth boards with decorated binding (silver capital building and lettering on cover, silver lettering and small decoration on spine). Nice, solid book. Clean, with some fading to front board right edge, faint moisture stain to rear outer board edge. A few tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with decorated front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with hundreds of excellent drawings by the author, including sketch from life of President Theodore Roosevelt, and comical sketches and cartoons of many other politicians and scenes of the era. 316 pages. 021592

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Frigidaire Recipes, Frigidaire Corporation
12 Frigidaire Recipes
Frigidaire Corporation
Dayton, Ohio Frigidaire Corporation 1928 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Vintage cookbook in original dust jacket. Clean salmon paper covered boards with decorative title box on cover. Small spots of wear to lower corner tips and bottom rear edge. Pages are clean, with color illustrations, including cute color frontis illustration of two flapper era women in front of a new frigidaire. Last two pages for recipes of your own has handwritten recipe (in pencil) by a Miss Beardsley, Nov. 1930, for "Mother's Noodles". 77 pages with index. Brown paper dustjacket with "Frigidaire Recipes" decorative title on front panel is quite clean (one small faint spot), has small chip at base of spine, one short closed tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021752

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Digest of the Decisions, Laws, Rulings, Etc., of the Great Council of the United States, Improved Order of Red Men, G.S.D. 408
13 Digest of the Decisions, Laws, Rulings, Etc., of the Great Council of the United States, Improved Order of Red Men
G.S.D. 408
Great Council of the United States 1899 First 
Very clean small hardcover book - size approx. 6-1/2" x 4-1/4". Dark blue cloth covered boards with blind-stamped decoration, bright gold lettering on cover. Small area of wear-through at base of front board, two very small spots of wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with rose red top-stained page edges. Previous owner neatly penned on front free endpaper "Arietta Tribe #175 - Gloversville, NY." 124 pages. The Improved Order of Red Men is a fraternal organization established on North America in 1834. Their rituals and regalia are modeled after those assumed by white men of the era to be used by American Indians. Despite the name, the order was formed solely by, and for, white men.[2] The organization claimed a membership of about half a million in 1935, but has declined to a little more than 15,000. (Taken from Wikipedia) 027613

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A Country House Companion, Girouard, Mark
14 A Country House Companion
Girouard, Mark
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1987 0300040830 / 9780300040838 First Unknown Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very slight and shallow bump to top board edge, no wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean with no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photographs, portraits, art. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For five centuries, the magnificent country houses of the English ruling classes were the settings for their pleasure and politics, tangible expressions of their authority and confidence. With the decline of the country house in the mid-twentieth century, many aspects of this way of life unique to England have disappeared forever. Here Mark Girouard recreates this era, compiling an anthology of personal anecdotes and reminiscences about these country houses by people who lived in them, worked in them, or visited them--from queens to kitchen maids. 027241

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Clothespins and Calendars: Recollections of the Past, Halfmann, Eunice K.
15 Clothespins and Calendars: Recollections of the Past
Halfmann, Eunice K.
Canaan, NH Phoenix Publishing 1985 0-914659-11-1 / 9780914659112 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean beige and brown smooth boards with portrait of author on cover. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with old group photo. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page: "To John and Barb from Eunie - Eunice K. Hoffman". 91 pgs. illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nostalgic story about the everyday world of a woman whoses life spanned the era of pioneer living and our 20th century world of TV and electric clothes dryers. It captures the spirit of a unique Yankee personality who spent most of her years in the village of Plymouth, New Hampshire. 8vo. New England. 015223

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16 Journey to the End of an Era
Hall, Melvin
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 438 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has wear to edges, corner chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005802

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Aunt Ella Stories, Heise, Joseph Kenan
17 Aunt Ella Stories
Heise, Joseph Kenan
Chicago Academy Chicago Publishers 1985 0897331400 / 9780897331401 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Jeremy Blatchley, Illustrator Signed
Humorous memoir of Ferndale, Michigan in the late 1930's. First Edition, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump at base of spine, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Survive and Enjoy - Kenan Jo Jo Heise & Aunt Ella." Illustrated by Jeremy Blatchley. Introduction by David Mamet. 191 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022479

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Outnumbered, Hutter, Catherine
18 The Outnumbered
Hutter, Catherine
New York Dodd Mead 1944 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Second printing ("Second Printing, March 1944" on copyright page). Rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. A few very small faint spots to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 355 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), small word "good" written in ink on front inside flap; shallow chipping (1/4") at top and bottom spine edge. A few very short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A moving story about a small group of people in an Austrian village who, though they were outnumbered, managed by spiritual means to defeat the Nazi forces in the early days of Hitler's rise to power. 6" x 8". Fiction. 016949

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The Country of the Pointed Firs, Jewett, Sarah Orne
19 The Country of the Pointed Firs
Jewett, Sarah Orne
New York Simon & Schuster 1997 0684819090 / 9780684819099 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First printing of this re-issue of a highly respected novel. Very clean book in original clear mylar dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with black cloth corners, spine, lovely black and white photograph of Maine coast set in on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright (brief previous owner inscription neatly penned at top edge of title page). Illustrated with beautiful historical photographs. 144 pages. Clear mylar cover with printed flaps is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slight surface rubbing. Originally published in 1896, this book tells a story spanning three months time in the life of a small coastal town called Dunnett Landing in 19th Century Maine. A lone female visitor arrives and finds lodging with the widowed Mrs. Todd, the town's herbalist, who introduces the visitor to many of the town's inhabitants. The visitor's impressions of the people she meets starts out simply, then almost invisibly they crescendo into a deep, intense human portrait. Writing in 1925 on the subject of this exquisite short novel, Willa Cather called it a "Masterpiece." This handsomely designed re-typeset edition is prefaced by a portfolio of photographs of coastal Maine during the era portrayed in the story. 026985

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Household Elegancies - Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations, Jones, Mrs. C.S. and Henry T. Williams
20 Household Elegancies - Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations
Jones, Mrs. C.S. and Henry T. Williams
New York Henry T. Williams 1877 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Fourth Edition (stated). Blue-gray cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. A few tiny spots of wear-through at top and bottom spine edges, surface rubbing to boards. Binding is tight & square; book is sturdy with clean chocolate brown endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1880) neatly penned on blank fly leaf. 300 pp. plus index and several pages of advertising. Beautifully illustrated in black and white. 019446

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