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Good Bye, Ava, Bissell, Richard
1 Good Bye, Ava
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Atlantic/Little Brown 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with clean black spine, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 241 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped on front inside flap, has slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A moving and funny story of houseboat dwellers in a Mississippi river town. 8vo. Fiction. 015611

Price: 15.00 USD
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High Water, Bissell, Richard
2 High Water
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with blue lettering and small steamboat illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 280 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has small corner clip at top front inside flap, but price is still intact; slight edge wear and short closed edge tears; faint ring-stain to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A drama of river life in time of flooding in the Mississippi River valley. 8vo. Fiction. 015931

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A Gentleman from Mississippi - A Novel - Founded on the popular play of the same title, Brady, Wm. A. and Jos. R. Grismer
3 A Gentleman from Mississippi - A Novel - Founded on the popular play of the same title
Brady, Wm. A. and Jos. R. Grismer
New York J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red ribbed cloth boards with decorated cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, no fraying. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 189 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the play. (8 black and white plates, including frontispiece). 020503

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4 Children of Noah: Glimpses of Unknown America
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York Julian Messner 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket Alice Caddy, Illustrator 
Clean tan cloth boards with dark teal lettering on spine. Very light hint of surface wear to top/base of spine, very light hint of bumping to corners. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 232 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, light soiling to rear panel, wear and closed tears to folds, 1-3/4" loss to bottom of spine with a 3" closed tear along front spine edge. Moderate surface and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Life on and around the Mississippi River. 014737

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Rooster Crows for A Day, Burman, Ben Lucien
5 Rooster Crows for A Day
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York E. P. Dutton 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold riverboat on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings by Alice Caddy. 308 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "Steamboat Round the Bend," this book was the winner of the 1944-1945 Thomas Jefferson Award. It is a novel of equatorial Africa. For a long time Mississippi steamboats have been transported all over the world for shallow river navigation. The author has taken one of these vessels with its pilot off to the fever-ridden Congo, a region he knows, like the Mississippi, from actual experience. All the scenes are experienced through the eyes of Little Doc, the boy from Cotton Valley. 027823

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Frank on the Lower Mississippi, Castlemon, Harry
6 Frank on the Lower Mississippi
Castlemon, Harry
Chicago Donohue N.D. Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, no publication date, circa 1910. Clean green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration of man on deck of ship with cannon, tall ship in full sail on spine. Crisp white lettering on cover and spine, unchipped decorations. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a few spots on text block fore-edges. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 256 pages. In clear protective removable mylar cover. 022374

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Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket, de Hartog, Jan
7 Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket
de Hartog, Jan
New York Atheneum 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue-green boards with silver decoration, turquoise cloth spine with gold lettering and decoration. No fraying or wear. Slightest fading to board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Drawings by Jo Spier. 276 pages. Dust jacket illustrated by Jo Spier is clean, not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at spine ends (1/4") and tiny chip to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Remarkable voyage by the author on the full route of the Intracoastal Waterway, through the bayous of Louisiana to New Orleans, along the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to Apalachicola, across the Gulf to Clearwater, through the Florida jungle by way of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee to the heart of the mysterious Everglades; then up the East Coast, through the water-wilderness of Georgia and te Carolinas, up Chesapeake Bay, down Delaware Bay and through the creeks and lagoons of New Jersey to New York; finally up Long Island Sound to the Nantucket Island. 024632

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Waters of the New World: Houston to Nantucket, de Hartog, Jan
8 Waters of the New World: Houston to Nantucket
de Hartog, Jan
New York Atheneum 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Jo Spier, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green boards with silver lettering and nautical illustration on cover, green cloth spine with gold lettering and decoration. Slight fading to board edges - no bumping or wear. Spine cloth and lettering are bright and unworn. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean with bright yellow map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with very nice drawings by Jo Spier. 276 pages. Illustrated jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, wear to front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a remarkable voyage of exploration. Author's sailboat "Rival" was transported by ship to Houston, Texas--the starting point of a wilderness adventure that was to take her and her skipper the full route of the Intracoastal Waterway, through the bayous of Louisiana to New Orleans, along the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to Apalachicola, across the Gulf to Clearwater, through the Florida jungle by way of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee to the heart of the mysterious Everglades; then up the East Coast, through the water-wilderness of Georgia and the Carolinas, up Chesapeake Bay, down Delaware Bay and through the creeks and lagoons of New Jersey to New York; finally up Long Island Sound to the windblown moors and dunes of Nantucket Island. 028165

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Big River, Big Man, Duncan, Thomas W.
9 Big River, Big Man
Duncan, Thomas W.
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with orange cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages & edges are clean and bright; previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 1022 pgs. Dustjacket is clean and bright with price intact, but has been slightly trimmed (1/4"). Small chip to one corner tip, very short closed edge tears at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Gus the Great." The River is the Mississippi, and the Man is the prototype of the restless, innocent and greedy nineteenth century dreamers who built the railroads and steamboats, who opened the Santa Fe Trail and despoiled the forests, who fought the Indians and each other. 012079

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Salvation Run, Gardner, Mary
10 Salvation Run
Gardner, Mary
Jackson, MI University Press of Mississippi 2005 1578067162 / 9781578067169 First Hardcover Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 260 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of small-town Minnesota where bikers, Lutherans, and gay couples struggle for sanity and security in a Midwestern meltdown. 018244

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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
11 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

Price: 50.00 USD
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Talking with Michener, Grobel, Lawrence
12 Talking with Michener
Grobel, Lawrence
University Press Of Mississippi 1999 1578061393 / 9781578061396 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with darker black faux leather spine with gold lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright (small remainder dot on bottom page edges). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024385

Price: 10.00 USD
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13 The Mississippi Bubble
Hough, Emerson
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Henry Hutt, Illustrator 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with bright silver lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumped corners, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Neatly penciled (very light) P/O name on front free endpaper. Very clean pages and edges. Illustrations by Henry Hutt. 452 pgs. 006062

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Wild Mississippi: A Natural View, Kirkpatrick, Stephen
14 Wild Mississippi: A Natural View
Kirkpatrick, Stephen
Thy Marvelous Works 1993 0961935367 / 9780961935368 First Unknown Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded faux dark green leather boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, no previous owner markings. Signed on front free endpaper by the author: "Stephen Kirkpatrick". Illustrated with gorgeous full color photographs throughout. 128 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A photographic pilgrimage through Mississippi's natural paradise. 026773

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Power and the Glory, Parker, Gilbert
15 The Power and the Glory
Parker, Gilbert
New York Harper & Brothers 1925 Third Printing Hardcover Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling to cloth edges, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration of LaSalle at the mouth of the Mississippi. 339 pages. Dust jacket is corner clipped - "price $" still showing at top edge near clip; jacket is clean with a few edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical novel about the great explorer, LaSalle. 023202

Price: 12.00 USD
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Silver Street Woman, Savage, Les Jr.
16 Silver Street Woman
Savage, Les Jr.
Garden City Hanover House 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with red title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (some yellowing), no previous owner markings. 351 pp. Jacket is clean with slight age-toning, short closed edge tears and small surface nicks to spine fold edges. Small piece of clear reinforcement tape at top top and bottom spine edges and one corner tip. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel about the lusty, turbulent life along the Mississippi River when the advent of steamboats was threatening the traditional reign of the keelboats. 019400

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Conquered Place, Shafer, Robert
17 The Conquered Place
Shafer, Robert
New York G. P. Putnam 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping, fading 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. 313 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), shallow chipping at spine ends, short closed edge tears, a few old tape repairs. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An apocalyptic novel about America under occupation and a man trying to help the resistance leaders. Syracuse, New York is a bombed-out shell, leveled by enemy action; Boston is a yawning radioactive crater abandoned as unsuitable for human life, all the U.S. east of the Mississippi occupied by totalitarian armies. Author's first novel. 027085

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Holdfast Gaines, Shepard, Odell and Shepard, Willard
18 Holdfast Gaines
Shepard, Odell and Shepard, Willard
New York MacMillan 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 647 pgs. Dustjacket has slight edgewear, price is intact, tiny chips at top and bottom of spine, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A historical novel solidly based on fact that sweeps from the Connecticut seaboard to the Mississippi and the Gulf, from the burning of New London by Benedict Arnold to Andrew Jackson's heroic victory at New Orleans. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009444

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19 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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20 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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