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The Saga of Texas Cookery - An Historical Guide of More than One Hundred Twenty Recipes Illustrating the French Influence on Texas Cuisine, the Spanish Influence, & the Mexican, Including Also Contributions from the European Settlers in the Republic of Texas & from the Resou, Morgan, Sarah
141 The Saga of Texas Cookery - An Historical Guide of More than One Hundred Twenty Recipes Illustrating the French Influence on Texas Cuisine, the Spanish Influence, & the Mexican, Including Also Contributions from the European Settlers in the Republic of Texas & from the Resou
Morgan, Sarah
Austin, TX Encino Press 1973 0884260321 / 9780884260325 First Book Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in unclipped original jacket. Very clean illustrated paper covered boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Signature by author on title page appears to be facsimile. 64 pp., page decorations. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), with slightest faint trace of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018758

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Travels in Philadelphia, Morley, Christopher
142 Travels in Philadelphia
Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia David McKay 1920 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering, line border on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 264 pages. 028343

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Biography of A River - The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley, Mylod, John
143 Biography of A River - The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley
Mylod, John
New York Bonanza 1978 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book and dust jacket. Turquoise boards with bright yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. As new condition, no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 244 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, unclipped, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027588

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Close-up U.S.A, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
144 Close-up U.S.A
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Washington DC National Geographic Society 1986 0870446495 / 9780870446498 First Hardcover Fine 
Very clean and complete set of 15 regional maps, Distance Chart, 1 U.S.A. map and hardcover book guide to the U.S.A. all contained in clean yellow hard plastic case. Everything in clean, top notch condition. Beautiful maps unfold, with rear side giving information on points of interest the region with beautiful full color illustrations. Unusual, informative and collectable. 027258

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145 Our Pennsylvania: Keys to the Keystone State
Oakley, Amy
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Limited Edition, SIGNED by author and illustrator. 467 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed tear on back panel (taped), very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007902

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The Greater America, Paine, Ralph D.
146 The Greater America
Paine, Ralph D.
New York The Outing Publishing Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with striking black and white illustration of a town in the foothills of the mountains with a train passing through, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to several corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with full page black and white photographs. 327 pages + one page of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025201

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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life, Parkman, Francis
147 The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
Parkman, Francis
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1925 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First thus, numbered Limited Edition, of which this is number 400. Published 1925 by Little Brown, with beautiful tipped in color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth and Frederic Remington. Beige boards with red cloth corner and spine, bright gold lettering on spine; small Remington drawing on cover. Hint of very light soiling to front beige areas. Pinhead size spots of wear at base of spine corners. Gilt top page edges, others page edges deckled. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. All illustrations are present and clean. 364 pages. A lovely book! 026891

Price: 75.00 USD
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Roaming the Mountains with John Parris, Parris, John
148 Roaming the Mountains with John Parris
Parris, John
Asheville, North Carolina Citizen-Times Publishing Company 1975 Reprint Paperback Very Good+ 
1975 softcover reprint of the original 1955 edition. Clean trade paperback with illustrated cover (By C. E. Dameron). No creasing, chipping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Bunnelle. 246 pages. A wonderful book of history and folklore on the mountains and valleys of Western North Carolina. 028088

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149 The Covered Bridge
Petersen, Herman
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 376 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has some loss at top of spine (1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Upstate New York. 008502

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150 The Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch
Poague, Leland A.
A. S. Barnes 1978 0-498-01958-6 / 9780498019586 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Verry Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with some notations in light pencil by previous owner on front free endpaper (easily erasable). Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight hint of superficial rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Filmography. 010145

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Guide to Early American Homes - North, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
151 A Guide to Early American Homes - North
Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Blue patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Thin line of black at lower board near edge from old style mylar cover (now removed) -- no other soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers (narrow black line at base of endpapers from same). No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. 249 pages with index + 2 pages of photographic credits and "About the Authors". Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), now protected in clean archival quality removable mylar cover. 950 beautiful old houses from Maine to Delaware, from Cape Cod to Wisconsin and Illinois. It includes Sturbridge, Shelburne, Deerfield, and other villages restored by expert and untiring research. 025210

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A Guide to Early American Homes - South, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
152 A Guide to Early American Homes - South
Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean patterned boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 227 pages with index, plus two pages of photographic credits. Dust jacket is clean, bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Breathtaking beauty of more than 850 historic homes from Tidewater Maryland to Arkansas, from Missouri and Tennessee to Florida. The matchless elegance of the Old South is brought to life in more than 170 arefully selected photographs. 025209

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Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country, Rapp, Marvin A.
153 Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country
Rapp, Marvin A.
New York Twayne Publishers 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Norman Truesdale, Illustrator 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 189 pgs. with index. Illustrated by Norman Truesdale. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, just a hint of rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming collection of Erie Canal stories, tall tales, anecdotes, newspaper squibs, and folksongs. 018056

Price: 20.00 USD
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Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont, Rasey, Ruth M.
154 Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont
Rasey, Ruth M.
Rand McNally 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Kathleen Voute, Illustrator Signed
Clean light blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of wear to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on the half-title page. 256 pgs. Illustrated by Kathleen Voute. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, front flap has separated at fold, several small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce book, signed by author. 8vo. New England. 013782

Price: 25.00 USD
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Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont, Rasey, Ruth M.
155 Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont
Rasey, Ruth M.
Rand McNally 1962 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean light blue cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. A Christmas note from 1962 is neatly penned on the front free endpaper, stating that the author has autographed this book for the recipient. Inscribed and signed on the half-title page by the author as follows: "For Ethel Schultz with warm regards and best wishes for my fellow writer and Pen Woman, Ruth M. Rasey, December 15, 1962." Black and white illustrations by Kathleen Voute. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, diagonal crease on rear panel, no tears. Author photo and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An authentic, nostalgic portrayal of American daily life in Vermont from Colonial times to the Twentieth Century, based on the author's diaries, family papers and letters, town records, and the personal recollections of old-timers. 027783

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When Pine Was King, Reimann, Lewis C.
156 When Pine Was King
Reimann, Lewis C.
Ann Arbor, Michigan Lewis C. Reimann 1953 Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover book in original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean brown cloth boards with bright silver lettering and two trees on cover, bright silver lettering and small tree on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. Signed by the author on front free endpaper: "Lewis C. Reimann". Previous owner name and date at top of front free endpaper. Frontispiece map of upper Michigan. Illustrated with many full page glossy black and white historical photographs. 163 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has some small edge chips, closed tear along front flap fold (approx. 4"), photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about the early days of lumbering in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 026472

Price: 50.00 USD
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Frederic Remington's Own West, Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
157 Frederic Remington's Own West
Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
New York Dial Press 1960 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Frederick Remington, Illustrator Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, inscribed and SIGNED on front free endpaper by Harold McCracken to Bob Rockwell (Robert Rockwell, founder of the Rockwell Gallery of Western Art in Corning, New York) - association copy. "To my very good friend Bob Rockwell - These articles & stories by Frederic Remington are a wonderful background for the Western Americana art in which you and I are so deeply interested. I do hope you enjoy them. - Sincerely, Harold McCracken - Cody, Wyoming July 6/61." Book is clean unfaded brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Black and white illustrations throughout by Frederic Remington. 254 pages. Brochure from The Rockwell Gallery of Western Art, Corning, NY is laid in. Dust jacket is unclipped (7.50 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear, slight age-toning. Full page portrait of Frederic Remington on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The great western artist's eyewitness accounts of his expeditions and adventures on the frontier, with his illustrations. 024986

Price: 150.00 USD
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Minnesota Skyline: Anthology of Poems About Minnesota, Richards, Carmen Nelson
158 Minnesota Skyline: Anthology of Poems About Minnesota
Richards, Carmen Nelson
Minneapolis, MN The Lund Press, Inc. 1953 Thirteenth Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket 
13th Edition in dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Faint water stain to rear board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages have faint water marks to outside edge of first three pages, some light soiling here and there. Illustrated with photographs (clean and bright). With a Foreword by W. C. Coffey, President of the University of Minnesota 1941-1945. 141 pgs. + index. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. Dustjacket has faint water mark to back panel, one tiny shallow chip, small scrape at lower front right corner. Enclosed in new mylar cover. This book has had some use and and a few misfortunes, but it contains wonderful photographs and poetry about Minnesota. Looks nice in its new mylar cover. 009755

Price: 10.00 USD
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Farthest Reach:  Washington and Oregon, Ross, Nancy Wilson
159 Farthest Reach: Washington and Oregon
Ross, Nancy Wilson
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1944 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and brown and black design on spine. Author's initials in black on front in brown decorative box. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained page edges. Illustrated with beautiful black & white photographs. 359 pgs. with 18 page index. Dustjacket is not price clipped and has slight hint of surface wear to edges with a few very small edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Pacific Northwest. 014336

Price: 15.00 USD
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California - From the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco - A Study of American Character, Royce, Josiah
160 California - From the Conquest in 1846 to the Second Vigilance Committee in San Francisco - A Study of American Character
Royce, Josiah
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Borzoi Edition" in original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear; very very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Glass Cleland.394 pages + 15-page index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge nicks and slight edge wear, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A classic account of the early days of the state and a study of American character. 027592

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