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1 America Before Man
Baity, Elizabeth Chesley
New York The Viking Press 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket C. B. Falls, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with silver lettering and illustration of dinosaur on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Color illustrated endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 224 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has been price clipped, is unchipped with slight edge wear, small abrasion over publisher's name at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Paleontology. 008886

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The Darling Buds of May, Bates, H. E.
2 The Darling Buds of May
Bates, H. E.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1958 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with small tree decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No fraying, binding is tight, no cracking. Very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 219 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and surface chipping. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Delightful story of an eccentric English family, the Larkins -- lusty, devil-may-care, and drunk with the fullness of life; along comes a prim civil servant whose duty is tracking down delinquent taxes, but soon he falls under their spell! Made into an excellent TV series (1991-1993) starring a very young and lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones . 022693

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The Second Circle, Brebner, Winston
3 The Second Circle
Brebner, Winston
New York Viking Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine,squiggly blue line border and decorates 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. "First Published by The Viking Press in October 1951" on copyright page. 275 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), very slight age toning to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. On what turned out to be the last day of war in italy, Pio, an American soldier, had the narrowest of escapes. Some of his comrades met a fate which he himself missed only by accident and which he blamed himself for not helping to prevent. The memory of their fate pursues him through the desperate chase which his story becomes. An intense romance with a girl helps him forget, and he falls in love, despite having a wife at home he married on the eve of his departure. 024023

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American Emperor - Dom Pedro II of Brazil, Brown, Rose
4 American Emperor - Dom Pedro II of Brazil
Brown, Rose
New York Viking Press 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket C. B. Falls, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean and bright red cloth boards with blind-stamped palm treedecoration and lettering on cover, bright unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by C. B. Falls. 265 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), closed tear on bottom front spine fold (approx. 2"), a few additional small closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023428

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How the Other Half Lived: a People's Guide to American Historic Sites, Burnham, Philip
5 How the Other Half Lived: a People's Guide to American Historic Sites
Burnham, Philip
New York Faber & Faber 1995 0571198627 / 9780571198627 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Hardcover book (no edition stated) in original dust jacket. Brown boards with black cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 229 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one short closed edge tear, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Examines the history of minorities, manual laborers, women and people of color at more than thirty historic sites, including: Litle Bighorn Battlefield; Horseshoe Bend, Alabama; Deerfield, Massachusetts; Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts; West Mystic, Connecticut; Mount Vernon, Virginia; Somerset Place, Croswell, North Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida; The Alamo, Santonio, Texas; Women's Rights National Historic Park, Seneca Falls, NY; California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California...and more. 027897

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What We Had, Chace, James
6 What We Had
Chace, James
New York Summit Books 1990 0-671-69478-2 / 9780671694784 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean light gray boards with burgundy cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 187 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A wonderful memoir of an American life, starting in Falls River, Massachusetts in 1931. 8vo. Biography. 015807

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A Ride to Niagara in 1809, Cooper, Thomas
7 A Ride to Niagara in 1809
Cooper, Thomas
Rochester, NY George P. Humphrey 1915 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
Signed, limited edition (This is no. 18 of two hundred copies). Clean gray paper-covered boards with gray cloth spine, unchipped and clean original paper title label on cover. Wear-through to corner tips and to a few spots along board edges. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Fold-out map of Niagara and Finger Lakes region. Signed on the title page "Thomas Cooper" just below the initials T.C. 49 pages. 023767

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What Falls Away, Daugherty, Tracy
8 What Falls Away
Daugherty, Tracy
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. W. W. Norton 1996 0-393-03837-8 / 9780393038378 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in fine condition with black & white glossy photograph of author laid in, along with publisher's letter. Very clean gray boards with black cloth spine, yellow lettering on spine, yellow author's initials on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 219 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new mylar cover. As new, gift quality book. Novel takes place in an isolated Nevada military community at the end of the Cold War when the nation's priorities were changing and having huge effects. 012215

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The Falling Man, Forma, Warren
9 The Falling Man
Forma, Warren
New York Crowell 1973 0690000898 / 9780690000894 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page in unclipped original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped author's name on cover, silver and blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 101 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Acclaimed novel, the story of Frank Cleary, an Irish policeman who is shot down in Harlem. As he falls, reflections of his life race before him like shards of a breaking mirror. Moving from Harlem to Ireland, back and forth, this story traces his relationship to Vera, a black girl living in Harlem, and Billy, whose gun it is that shoots him down. 019035

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The Western Reserve - The Story of New Connecticut in Ohio, Hatcher, Harian
10 The Western Reserve - The Story of New Connecticut in Ohio
Hatcher, Harian
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1949 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Hardcover book with unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling (a couple of small faint spots), no bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photograph of Lanterman's Falls in Youngstown, Ohio; many additional black and white photographs. 365 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has light soiling, small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. What was the Western Reserve? The charter of the original Connecticut Colony granted it a strip of land about seventy-five miles wide extending from ocean to ocean! In 1786 Connecticut ceded the bulk of her western lands to the Congress but reserved for herself a sizable strip in what is now northern Ohio. It lay etween the shore of Lake Erie and the forty-first parallel (just south of present Youngstown). It ran 120 miles west from the western boundary of Pennsylvania to a point just beyond Sandusky. This was "New Connecticut" Connecticut's Western Reserve. 027606

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Voices of the Glen, Howland, Henry Raymond
11 Voices of the Glen
Howland, Henry Raymond
New York Knickerbocker Press 1911 First Hardcover Fine No Dust jacket 
Beautifully clean, unfaded green cloth boards with blind-stamped fern decoration on cover, bright gilt stamped lettering on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt page edges. Clean chocolate brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful photographs, illustrations, page decorations, frontis illustration of the Glen Iris Inn with clean tissue guard. 97 pp. Scarce book, about the locality known as Glen Iris which embraces the Upper and Middle Falls of the Upper Genesee River and the adjacent scenery in the valley (now Letchworth State Park in New York). Published under the Auspices of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. 020708

Price: 200.00 USD
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It Happened Like This, Hutchinson, A.S.M.
12 It Happened Like This
Hutchinson, A.S.M.
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1942 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 320 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Written in the tradition of the modern English novel, a story of character filled with suspense and emotion. The action centers around two very appealing boys, suddenly made orphans when their parents are drowned in a tragic accident. They go to live with their aunt, and a shadow of intrigue immediately falls across their lives. 019367

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The Transformation of Krag, Lyle, Eugene P. Jr.
13 The Transformation of Krag
Lyle, Eugene P. Jr.
Garden City Doubleday Page 1911 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Dark blue-black ribbed cloth boards with purple and peach canyon decoration on cover with black shadow of a horse and rider in foreground, bright white lettering on cover. Some rubbing to white lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, with one spine corner having tiny spot of wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely color frontis Illustration by C. B. Falls. 321 pages. 022212

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Shadow on the Hearth, Merril, Judith
14 Shadow on the Hearth
Merril, Judith
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1950 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 277 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, hint of very light soiling near bottom edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality myalr cover. A tense, prophetic novel of one woman's world, after an atomic bomb falls on New York. 8vo. Fiction. 015162

Price: 50.00 USD
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North Star Conspiracy, Miriam Grace Monfredo
15 North Star Conspiracy
Miriam Grace Monfredo
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0312093551 / 9780312093556 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line), in clean original dust jacket. Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. with previous owner name and date at top of front free endpaper. 332 pp. Dustjacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An engrossing mystery combined with historical events surrounding women's suffrage movement in Seneca Falls, New York during the mid-nineteenth century. 025763

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North Star Conspiracy, Monfredo, Miriam Grace
16 North Star Conspiracy
Monfredo, Miriam Grace
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0-312-09355-1 / 9780312093556 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fading, hint of very slight wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "4/20/93 - For Ruth McGuire - Hope you enjoy this view of western New York. - Best Regards, Miriam Grace Monfredo." 322 pgs. with historical notes. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, hint of slightest edge wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Seneca Falls Inheritance", this book is again set in Seneca Falls, NY just before the civil war and encompasses historical events involving women's rights, the underground railroad as well as an engrossing mystery. 8vo. Mystery. 015353

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North Star Conspiracy, Monfredo, Miriam Grace
17 North Star Conspiracy
Monfredo, Miriam Grace
New York St Martins Press 1993 0312093551 / 9780312093556 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition (stated, with full number line) in dustjacket. Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 332 pp. Dustjacket is clean, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mystery novel set in Seneca Falls, New York with a background of women's rights and the time leading up to the Civil War. 020028

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18 Minding Our Own Business
Paul, Charlotte
New York Random House 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped type decoration on cover, burgundy title box with bright silver lettering on spine. Slightest hint of fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean yellow top-stained page edges. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 309 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, hint of edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story of a young couple who bought a small-town newspaper in Snoqualmie, Washington, and brought up their children on printer's ink and borrowed money. 018835

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A Time to Love and A Time to Die, Remarque, Erich Maria
19 A Time to Love and A Time to Die
Remarque, Erich Maria
New York Harcourt Brace 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with blind-stamped author initials on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Brief previous owner inscription neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated from the German by Denver Lindley. 378 pages. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge chips, slight wear to flap folds, not price clipped. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. During World War II, a soldier on furlough returns to his city to find it in ruins, and unexpectedly falls in love with a woman. 027076

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Beautiful Scenes of America - From Battery Park to the Golden Gate, Stoddard, John L.
20 Beautiful Scenes of America - From Battery Park to the Golden Gate
Stoddard, John L.
Saalfield Publishing Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with 1902 on title page and 1902 on copyright page. Size 11" x 13-1/2". Green cloth boards with black lettering and line border decoration on cover. Very small spot of wear to one lower spine corner. Faint soiling to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. Vertical crease to front free endpaper. Full page photographs of scenes across America, including Niagara Falls, Grants Tomb, Golden Gate Bridge, West Point, various areas of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, New England, New Jersey, Maryland, Bermuda, Savannah, Georgia, Florida, Colorado and more; also photos of Cuba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada. Descriptions by John L. Stoddard. Unpaginated. (128 pages). 020134

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