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The Lake Superior Country, Longstreth, T. Morris
121 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

Price: 32.00 USD
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Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, Lopez, Barry (Editor)
122 Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape
Lopez, Barry (Editor)
San Antonio, TX Trinity University Press 2006 1-59534-024-6 / 9781595340245 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and maps. 447 pgs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; hint of a very light scratch, barely visible on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift quality. A book of the distinctly American vocabular that people use to characterize the country's landscape. When we speak of things like canyons, waterfalls, and prairies, we are talking about our history; when we use a word like gulch or monadnock, or an expression like Carolina bay or desire path, we are evoking something distinctive in our culture. Learn about it here. 8-3/4" x 11". Americana. 014921

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Long Knives Walked, Mabie, Mary Louise
123 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

Price: 100.00 USD
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124 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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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.
125 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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Last Settlers, Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
126 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier, Masterson, V. V.
127 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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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
128 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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129 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Horse Dung Trail - Saga of American Circus, McKennon, Joe
130 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

Price: 40.00 USD
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Louisville:  The Gateway City, McMeekin, Isabel McLennan
131 Louisville: The Gateway City
McMeekin, Isabel McLennan
New York Julian Messner 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket Orville Carroll, Illustrator Signed
Special Limited Louisville Edition, signed by BOTH the author and the illustrator. In original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean light gray cloth boards with unchipped red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers (very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Limited Edition, this number 1013, signed by both the author and illustrator on decorative Special Limited Edition page. 279 pages with index. Dust jacket is unclipped (3.00 on front inside flap), clean and bright (slight fading to spine background), with a few very shallow edge chips, several closed tears with associated creasing. Photo and biography of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025336

Price: 40.00 USD
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A River Ramble, Merrill, Arch
132 A River Ramble
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, NY Democrat & Chronicle 1956 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Second printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue boards with with gold lettering on spine. Small shallow dent at top board edge, light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; tiny previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at top edge of front fixed endpaper, small date at top of front free endpaper. 109 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), 3" closed tear at rear spine fold, wear to front spine fold, 1943 and short ink-mark on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021225

Price: 15.00 USD
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A River Ramble - Saga of the Genesee Valley, Merrill, Arch
133 A River Ramble - Saga of the Genesee Valley
Merrill, Arch
Rochester, New York Democrat & Chronicle 1943 Seventh Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Seventh Printing in clean original dust jacket. Very clean decorated black cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 109 pages. Clean dust jacket is unfaded, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026370

Price: 25.00 USD
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Bloomers and Bugles, Merrill, Arch
134 Bloomers and Bugles
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; tiny previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front fixed endpaper, small date at top of front free endpaper. 214 pages. Illustrated in black and white. Dustjacket is quite clean, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), a few tiny chips at spine corners, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021223

Price: 25.00 USD
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Bloomers and Bugles, Merrill, Arch
135 Bloomers and Bugles
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. 1958 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray boards with dark blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with no previous owner markings. Signed on front free endpaper by the author: "Arch Merrill". 215 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Covers the period between the passing of the frontier and the close of the Civil war, picking up the threads of regional history where its popular predecessor, PIONEER PROFILES, left them. Surging expansion of the new age of steam, of reform and new ideas, of seething debate, adventurour men and women of Central-Western New York. 026368

Price: 30.00 USD
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From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill, Merrill, Arch
136 From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1969 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 212 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, very slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025736

Price: 20.00 USD
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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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Shadows on the Wall, Merrill, Arch
138 Shadows on the Wall
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1952 Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean unfaded green boards with black lettering on spine, in as-new original dust jacket. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with brief previous owner Christmas inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper (dated 1952). No fading or wear to cover. Dust jacket is clean and bright, no chips or tears, no rubbing, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill's eleventh book - a compilation of tales about unusual people, events--and even buildings--which have cast strange shadows on the wall of New York State. 026369

Price: 20.00 USD
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Southern Tier (Volume 1), Merrill, Arch
139 Southern Tier (Volume 1)
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. 1969 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean brown boards with black lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small red metallic star in upper corner of front free endpaper - no other marks. 213 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, one short closed edge tear. Author's photo and bio with pictures and descriptions of his other books on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022621

Price: 20.00 USD
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Southern Tier (Volumes 1 and 2), Merrill, Arch
140 Southern Tier (Volumes 1 and 2)
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1969 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Two books, both First Editions in clean original unclipped dust jackets. Clean unfaded brown and green boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper of Volume 1 only. Illustrated with photographs. 213 pages/212 pages. Clean bright dust jackets are not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap of both jackets), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. 025737

Price: 35.00 USD
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