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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
141 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

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Moreau de St. Mery's American Journey 1793-1798, Moreau de St. Mery (Roberts, Kenneth and Anna M. Roberts, Editors)
142 Moreau de St. Mery's American Journey 1793-1798
Moreau de St. Mery (Roberts, Kenneth and Anna M. Roberts, Editors)
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1947 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Translated and Edited by Kenneth Roberts and Anna M. Roberts; Preface by Kenneth Roberts; Introduction by Stewart L. Mims. Color frontispiece painting by James Bingham. Very clean rust brown buckram cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 394 pages with index. Clean illustrated jacket is unchipped, some wear and tiny tears at base of spine, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Moreau's journal is filled with intimate details about life in America when the Republic was young. He discusses with candor the prevalence of divorce, cost of confinement, the shameless behavior of French emigres toward their American hosts, the prudery of the average American woman, the prevalence of prostitution. Much that is in this book had never before been mentioned in narratives about early America, and all the color and delicacy of the original have been brilliantly preserved in the Robertses' translation. 027570

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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
143 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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Get A Horse! The Story of the Automobile in America, Musselman, M. M.
144 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

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Biography of A River - The People and Legends of the Hudson Valley, Mylod, John
145 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.)
146 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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147 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

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148 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.
149 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
150 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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151 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

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152 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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153 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

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A Guide to Early American Homes - North, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
154 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
155 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.
156 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

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Out of the Saltbox: The Savour of Old Vermont, Rasey, Ruth M.
157 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

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When Pine Was King, Reimann, Lewis C.
158 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

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Frederic Remington's Own West, Remington, Frederic (Edited by Harold McCracken)
159 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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Treadway Inns Cook Book, Robbins, Ann Roe
160 Treadway Inns Cook Book
Robbins, Ann Roe
New York Bramhall House 1958 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket John V. Morris, Illustrator 
First Bramhall House printing in clean illustrated dust jacket, with (A) on copyright page - originally published by Little Brown. Clean green cloth boards with small lamplighter decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by John V. Morris. 397 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has tiny chip at base corner, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Interspersed with fascinating insights into the great kitchens of the inns, and the legends that surround them, are recipes for such regional specialties as turkey soup, Indian pudding, cranberry crunch, and black bottom pie. Each chapter is preceded by a description of one of the Treadway Inns as well as a lovely drawing of each Inn by John Morris. 025524

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