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121 Robert Royalton and His Covered Wagon: A True Story of an American Boy from Boyhood to Young Manhood
Leighton, John J.
Rochester, NY Rochester Press 1928 Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red ribbed cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 334 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Boys Fiction. 008831

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The Fifties in Pictures, Lescott, James
122 The Fifties in Pictures
Lescott, James
Great Britain Parragon Inc 2007 1405495308 / 9781405495301 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean glossy unworn pictoral boards with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean purple endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full color and black and white photographs. 256 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, short closed tear at top rear flap fold, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024354

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American Vertigo - Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, Levy, Bernard-Henry
123 American Vertigo - Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
Levy, Bernard-Henry
New York Random House 2006 1-4000-6434-1 / 9781400064342 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" statement and full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with bright metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Philosopher and journalist Bernard-Henry Levy spent a year traveling throughout America in the footsteps of another great Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose "Democracy in America" remains the most influential book ever written about our country. The result is a wholly fresh look at America. 018124

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124 Bonanza Inn - America's First Luxury Hotel
Lewis, Oscar and Carroll D. Hall
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1959 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Fair to Good Jacket Signed
Eighth Printing, SIGNED by author Oscar Lewis. Clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 346 pp. + index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the world famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco, built in 1875 and destroyed by the earthquake and fire of 1906. 019305

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McCord of Alaska - Statesman for the Last Frontier, Long, John Sherman (with Grace Doering McCord)
125 McCord of Alaska - Statesman for the Last Frontier
Long, John Sherman (with Grace Doering McCord)
Cleveland, Ohio Dillon / Liederbach, Inc. 1975 0-913228-15-x / 9780913228159 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in clean original dust jacket, SIGNED by co-author Grace Doering McCord, with additional signed letter laid in. Clean blue cloth boards with gold stars on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To talented and charming Edna B. Jennings who shares with Jack McCord and me an empathy regarding awesome, fabulous Alaska. With all good wishes - Grace Doering McCord 1975." A wonderful letter to Edna (also a writer) discussing a story she did on Cleveland is laid in and signed by the author. Book is illustrated with maps and photographs. Foreword by Lowell Thomas. 210 pages. Dust jacket is clean with slightest hint of age-toning, no chips, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025142

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Lake Superior Country, Longstreth, T. Morris
126 The Lake Superior Country
Longstreth, T. Morris
New York/London The Century Co. 1924 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram S at lower right of front cover design). First Edition, First Printing. Clean dark green cloth boards with gilt and blue illustration & lettering on cover and spine. Very slight wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs and two fold-out maps. 360 pgs. with index. 010296

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The Long Knives Walked, Mabie, Mary Louise
127 The Long Knives Walked
Mabie, Mary Louise
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1932 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 304 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Historical Fiction. 010382

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128 Maine Past & Present
Maine Writers Research Club
D. C. Heath & Co. 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Orange/red boards are quite clean (two small water spots on front board). Green lettering and small pine tree decoration on cover and spine. Very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Front free endpaper is missing; nice frontis photograph of large tree (The Witch-trot Elm), many additional photographs throughout. Pages and edges are clean. No names, marks or underlining. 321 pgs. with index. 8 vo.. Maine. 011056

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Ne-Saw-Je-Won - A Tale of the Waters that Run Down From Lake Superior to the Sea, Martin, Helen M.
129 Ne-Saw-Je-Won - A Tale of the Waters that Run Down From Lake Superior to the Sea
Martin, Helen M.
Cleveland, OH M. D. Harbaugh 1939 First Paperback Very Good 
Softcover book (dark blue paper wraps) with silver lettering and Great Lakes illustration on cover. Fading to spine and edges, otherwise in very good condition. Small previous name at top edge of first blank page. Two two-page maps of the Great Lakes Region at front and rear of book, additional maps and photographs. Foreword by M. D. Harbaugh. 82 pages. 022715

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Last Settlers, Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
130 Last Settlers
Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
Pittsburgh, PA Duquesne University Press 1998 0820702900 / 9780820702902 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white plates. Photographs by Charles Mason. 171 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book documenting the lives of two twentieth century pioneer families in the Alaskan wilderness. 018594

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The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier, Masterson, V. V.
131 The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier
Masterson, V. V.
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1952 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. Very clean book, but has a few spots of wear to bottom board edges and about 1" cracking to cloth at lower spine gutter. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper (association copy): "For my friend Bob Smith - Journalist, traveler in the Indian Territory - a "child that takes notes" on the American scene - V. V. Masterson "Scotty" Dec. 15, 1952." Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 312 pages with index. Dust jacket is unclipped (4.00 on front inside flap), lots of edge chipping, light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025445

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The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite, Matthes, Francois E.
132 The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite
Matthes, Francois E.
University Of California Press 1970 0520008278 / 9780520008274 Paperback Very Good+ 
Clean trade paperback (size approx. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2"). No chipping, creasing or curling. Pages are clean, no names, writing or marks. With twenty-four photographs by Ansel Adams. Foreword by Carl P. Russell. 160 pages. 028103

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The Development of Central and Western New York - From the Arrival of the White Man to the Eve of the Civil War, Mau, Clayton
133 The Development of Central and Western New York - From the Arrival of the White Man to the Eve of the Civil War
Mau, Clayton
Dansville, NY Clayton Mau 1958 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Revised and Enlarged Edition, SIGNED by author in original unclipped jacket. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. A few tiny faint spots, otherwise clean, with no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name). Signed by the author on title page: "Clayton Mau". Illustrated. 466 pages with index. Dustjacket has light foxing, no chips or tears, not price clipped (5.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arranged in chornological order, these carefully edited source materials deal with the period from shortly after 1600, when the country was inhabited by the Iroquois Indians and when written records pertaining to the area first appeared, to 1860, the eve of the Civil War. 021918

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134 Dakota War Whoop: Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota
McConkey, Harriet E. Bishop
Chicago Lakeside Press/ R. R. Donnelly 1965 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue-black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages are clean, with gilt top page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. No additional printings listed. Title page states Christmas, 1965; 1965 on copyright page. Frontis portrait of author with tissue guard, map and 3 additional illustrations. 395 pgs. 12mo. American History. 011675

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Horse Dung Trail - Saga of American Circus, McKennon, Joe
135 Horse Dung Trail - Saga of American Circus
McKennon, Joe
Sarasota, Florida Carnival Publishers 1975 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original illustrated jacket. Clean turquoise blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed "Best Wishes from Joe McKennon" on front free endpaper. Small previous owner return address label on front fixed endpaper. 528 pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge (1/8"), a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The wonderful saga of the American Circus, including P.T. Barnum, the Ringlings, Jess Adkins, James A. Bailey and hundreds of other circus greats, including great circus performances, meals in circus cookhouses, grassy lots and floods, fires and train wrecks through the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 019012

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The Book of Knowledge Annual 1950, McLoughlin, E. V.
136 The Book of Knowledge Annual 1950
McLoughlin, E. V.
New York The Grolier Society 1950 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in scarce original illustrated dust jacket. Brown leather-like boards with raised lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean, beautifully illustrated (in color) endpapers. First ten pages have very faint water stain for fore-edges, otherwise all pages are clean with amazing, amusing and remarkable historical photographs from that era. 424 pages. Color illustrated dust jacket has edge chips, one 3" closed tear, 1" piece missing at base of spine, and yet it is still remarkably intact and evocative of the year 1950. Now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. More than 100 important men and women of the time inform on what was new in the world in 1950 in this well-illustrated book. In the field of international events, Eleanor Roosevelt and Trygve Lie report on the United Nations. Sir Edward Appleton, Nobel Prize winner, and many other noted scientists tell of then latest triumphs of science. Sports fans will like the contributions of Tommy Henrich, the New York yankees' World Series hero; Lou Little, the outstanding football coach, and Dick Button, the world's champion amateur figure skater of the time. World events, radio, television, music, transportation, animals, strange and foreign lands, books, gems, art--all the things that made up life in 1950 are presented here. 028029

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Our Goodly Heritage, Merrill, Arch
137 Our Goodly Heritage
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1968 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean bright book and dust jacket. Unfaded red boards with black 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 marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 216 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), no tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill's fifteenth regional book, written in the lively, distinctive style that has made him Western New York's favorite storyteller. 026371

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The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country, Merrill, Arch
138 The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, NY Gannett Company 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Beautiful unworn textured dark green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - previous owner bookplate on front pastedown - no writing or marks. Foreword by Arthur C. Parker. Illustrated with drawings, black and white plates. 112 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has a few very tiny shallow edge chips (under 1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025585

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Towpath, Merrill, Arch
139 The Towpath
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, Ny Gannett Company (Democrat & Chronicle) 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Gerald Maloney, Illustrator 
Second printing (stated) of the First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean blue-black cloth boards with green lettering on cover. No fraying, fading or wear - both jacket and book are very nice and clean. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Chapter heading illustrations by Gerald Maloney. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 180 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, has very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Wonderful history of the Erie Canal. 028137

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Slim Fingers Beckon, Merrilll, Arch
140 Slim Fingers Beckon
Merrilll, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1951 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean book in original illustrated dust jacket, first edition. Clean unfaded blue boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight mustiness. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 184 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, very nice in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025735

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