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Southern Tier (Volumes 1 and 2), Merrill, Arch
141 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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The Changing Years, Merrill, Arch
142 The Changing Years
Merrill, Arch
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 195 pages. Dust jacket is clean (with exception of price on inner flap being inked out), has a few tiny edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Arch Merrill, in his 22nd book, tells how the automobile, after the coming of paved roads, combined with the development of aviation, virtually remade our world. 025171

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ridge - Ontario's Blossom Country, Merrill, Arch
143 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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Slim Fingers Beckon, Merrilll, Arch
144 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner, Miller, Max
145 The Cruise of the Cow - Being an Introduction to San Diego, Mexico's Baja California, and A Voyage into the Gulf of California -- This Combined Region of the Southwest Corner
Miller, Max
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold title box on spine. Clean, with slight fading to edges. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - small previous owner name on front pastedown. Illustrated with map and 47 photographs by Lew Walker. 256 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has some edge chipping, slight wear at folds. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025436

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Guest List - How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball, Mordden, Ethan
146 The Guest List - How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball
Mordden, Ethan
New York St. Martin's Press 2010 0312540248 / 9780312540241 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name penned on front fixed endpaper, hidden under front flap of jacket. Illustrated with black and white glossy plates. 317 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025974

Price: 15.00 USD
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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
147 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

Price: 40.00 USD
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Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America, Musselman, M. M.
148 Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America
Musselman, M. M.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean beige cloth boards with small early automobile illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner inscription and name on front fixed endpaper. 304 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips at top and bottom spine edges. Charming photo of author on rear panel as he sits at the wheel of a 1909 Fiat racing car, Series 90. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020259

Price: 20.00 USD
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Our Capital on the Potomac, Nicolay, Helen
149 Our Capital on the Potomac
Nicolay, Helen
New York Century Co. 1924 First Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition signed binding (DD - Decorative Designers). Purple cloth boards with blue and white image of Washington Monument and gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and image of Capitol on spine. A few faint spots of soiling. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Endpapers are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 545 pages with index. 021659

Price: 22.00 USD
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150 My Father's House: An Oneida Boyhood
Noyes, Pierrepont
New York/Toronto Farrar & Rinehart 1937 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION - #371 of 500 copies. Clean red cloth boards with Clean bright paste-on illustration of Oneida Community mansion on cover. Gold lettering on spine. Very slight fading to spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with photographs. 312 pgs. 8vo. Upstate New York. 009287

Price: 20.00 USD
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151 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Greater America, Paine, Ralph D.
152 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life, Parkman, Francis
153 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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154 Linden on the Saugus Branch
Paul, Elliot
New York Random House 1947 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean rust brown cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Blue topstained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 401 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has slight edge wear, shallow chipping at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Memories of the author's New England boyhood (by author of "The Last Time I Saw Paris"). 011412

Price: 15.00 USD
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American Frontier, Peck, Elisabeth
155 American Frontier
Peck, Elisabeth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1937 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with illustration on cover, black spine with gold title box. Hint of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed to her friend Marion Whittlesey and SIGNED by author. Tasteful bookplate of Marion Whittlesey on front fixed endpaper. 195 pgs. Illustrated with woodcut prints. Dustjacket is not price clipped, but is missing entire spine piece. Enclosed in archival quality mylar cover. Poetry of American pioneer life based upon fact material found hidden away in old journals, letters, newspapers and wills. 8vo. Americana. 012779

Price: 15.00 USD
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156 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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157 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
158 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

Price: 22.00 USD
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A Guide to Early American Homes - South, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
159 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Canal Water and Whiskey - Tall Tales from the Erie Canal Country, Rapp, Marvin A.
160 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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