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Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s, Donald Worster
161 Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s
Donald Worster
Oxford University Press, USA 1982 0195032128 / 9780195032123 First Paperback Near Fine 
First trade paperback edition. Very clean, bright book with no names, writing or marks. All pages and edges are clean and bright. Binding is tight; no creasing or chipping. Well illustrated. 277 pages with index. 023476

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Pandemonium, Donk, John F.
162 Pandemonium
Donk, John F.
Bryn Mawr, PA Dorrance & Co. 1984 0-8059-2883-9 / 9780805928839 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Illustrated. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front free endpaper. 282 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edgewear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. History. 009342

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State of the Nation, Dos Passos, John
163 State of the Nation
Dos Passos, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight darkening to bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers are clean, save for one small stray black crayon mark (1") at lower margin of front free endpaper. Date 1944 below publisher name on title page. Illustrated by F. Strobel. 333 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has tiny chips at top spine edge (max. 1/4"), a few tiny surface nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024715

Price: 75.00 USD
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Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality, Douglas, William O.
164 Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality
Douglas, William O.
New York Atheneum 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with blind-stamped author initials on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly stamped previous owner name on front fixed endpaper). 237 pages with index. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beginning with the debates of the 1850's, Justice Douglas traces the development of Lincoln's attitude toward negroes from its early formulation in a world where even opponents of slavery "relegated the Nwegro to second-class citizenship." We see Lincoln walking the painful path from opposition to the extension of slavery, through bloody war, to Emancipation and the Second Inaugural Address. 025644

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Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade, Drago, Harry Sinclair
165 Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade
Drago, Harry Sinclair
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean mauve cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name on half-title page; no other marks. 354 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/16"), hint of very light rubbing. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Complete and accurate story of the hell-roaring Kansas cowtowns--the brief violent lives of Abilene, Ellsworth, Newton, Wichita, Caldwell and Dodge City. 018160

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Indian History for Young Folks, Drake, Francis S.
166 Indian History for Young Folks
Drake, Francis S.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1884 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published 1884, with maps and many black and white illustrations throughout. Approximate size of book 7" x 9". Olive green cloth boards with brown decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear to upper rear spine corner. Light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Solid book with sound binding. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 479 pages with index. From the earliest European intercourse with Native Americans to the last of the Indian Wars, this book covers all of the inevitible encroachment of settlers onto North American lands on which the "Indians" once roamed free. 025139

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Children of the Wolf, Duggan, Alfred
167 Children of the Wolf
Duggan, Alfred
New York Coward McCann 1959 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering (unchipped) on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of faint soiling, a few very shallow edge chips, some surface rubbing at front flap fold edge. Still an attractive dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A brilliant narrative of the founding of Rome in novel form. 8vo. Historical Novel. 012907

Price: 98.00 USD
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The Lady for Ransom, Duggan, Alfred
168 The Lady for Ransom
Duggan, Alfred
New York Weybright and Talley 1953 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean illustrated beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 279 pgs. + 2 pgs. of historical notes. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with faint hint of soiling (no spots or stains). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young man who follows the banner of a great knight and warrior, Roussel de Balliol, during the 11th Century wars against the Seljuk Turks. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012916

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169 The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia
Eden, Matthew
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1979 0-690-01790-1 / 9780690017908 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to extreme upper board edges. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 271 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. T. E. Lawrence died in what the jury decided was a motorcylce accident just eleven weeks after his retirement from the Royal Air Force. But what if Lawrence had been planning to resurrect his old image as the mythic savior of teh Arabs? What if he was plotting with Palestinian and Arab leaders to launch an uprising against the ever-increasing number of Jewish immigrants to the Middle East in 1935? 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009618

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Mostly Canallers, Edmonds, Walter D.
170 Mostly Canallers
Edmonds, Walter D.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1934 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with blue woodcut illustration on cover and spine, blue lettering. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with woodcut on front and rear free endpaper by Norman Kent. Very tiny previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 467 pages. Dust jacket with illustration by Francis C. Kensley has slight edge wear and very light soiling, 1" closed edge tear at front spine fold, very shallow chipping at spine ends (approx. 1/8"). Not price clipped. Wonderful photo and bio of author on rear planel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce in a dust jacket. Twenty-four stories of life on and along the Erie Canal by master storyteller Walter D. Edmonds, author of "Rome Haul" and "The Big Barn." 027369

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If This Bob's Your Uncle, Di is Your Cousin - A Genealogy of Ward and Allied Families, Edward P. Ward; Audrey P. Ward
171 If This Bob's Your Uncle, Di is Your Cousin - A Genealogy of Ward and Allied Families
Edward P. Ward; Audrey P. Ward
Baltimore Gateway Press, Inc. 1989 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Stated Limited First Edition, this is copy No. 27. Clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. Errata slip enclosed (pgs. 109). 156 pages with index. 025707

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Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People, Edwards, Albert
172 Panama - The Canal, The Country, and the People
Edwards, Albert
New York Macmillan 1911 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
"Published, October, 1911" on copyright page, 1911 on title page. Clean red cloth boards with black cecoration, gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 585 pp. with index. Frontis photo portrait of George Washington Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Illustrated with black & white photographs, fold-out map. 019657

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173 Seven Against the Night
Eldridge, Paul
New York/London Thomas Yoseloff 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. 539 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears (1/4" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of seven great men who changed history by waging battle against the forces of darkness--fears, superstitions and prejudice. 8vo. History. 008738

Price: 12.00 USD
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Profiles in Black and White: Stories of Men and Women Who Fought Against Slavery, Elizabeth F. Chittenden
174 Profiles in Black and White: Stories of Men and Women Who Fought Against Slavery
Elizabeth F. Chittenden
New York Charles Scribner 1973 0684133873 / 9780684133874 Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover edition in unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Greetings to Virginia, Poet and Friend - Elizabeth Chittenden." Illustrated with photographs and engravings. 182 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Light sunning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026188

Price: 40.00 USD
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From the Ranch to the White House - Life of Theodore Roosevelt, Ellis, Edward S.
175 From the Ranch to the White House - Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Ellis, Edward S.
New York Hurst & Company 1906 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Toast brown cloth boards with black, brown and white decoration on cover and spine, brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. (White house decoration at top quarter of cover, with Roosevelt mounted on galloping horse swirling lariat overhead on bottom two-thirds of cover). Small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief previous owner inscription neatly penned with date (1908) on front free endpaper. No other marks. Frontispiece portrait of Theodore Roosevelt. Preface by the author. 308 pages. 024749

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BAREBACK! - One Man's Journey Along the Pony Express Trail, Ellis, Jerry
176 BAREBACK! - One Man's Journey Along the Pony Express Trail
Ellis, Jerry
New York Delacorte Press 1993 0385305869 / 9780385305860 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean beige paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 308 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Very slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's true tale of our country's past as well as it's present as he travels the original Pony Express Trail by foot, horseback, canoe, wagon train and hitchhiking the 2100 miles across western America. 024773

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American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, Ellis, Joseph J.
177 American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic
Ellis, Joseph J.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2007 030726369X / 9780307263698 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean maroon boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. 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. 283 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027585

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On the Bottom, Ellsberg, Commander Edward
178 On the Bottom
Ellsberg, Commander Edward
New York Literary Guild of America 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Very nice reprint edition. Black pebbled cloth boards with green bubble trail decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Two tiny spots of wear at base spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 324 pages. 024027

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The Reckoning, Elman, Richard M.
179 The Reckoning
Elman, Richard M.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Tiny light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has several vertical creases to inside front flap, a few tiny surface nicks at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Novel in which the author explores the world of pre-war Eastern European Jewry, on the edge of the Nazi holocaust. 8vo. Fiction. 015194

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Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship, Ennes, James
180 Assault on the Liberty The True Story of the Israeli Attack on an American Intelligence Ship
Ennes, James
New York Random House Inc 1980 0394505123 / 9780394505121 Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
No edition stated. Very clean black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers. Inscribed and signed by a survivor of the Liberty attack: "For Bob, From a Survivor of the Liberty Attack - Best Wishes, John Heanlough 299 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, has two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. June 1967 attack on the USS Liberty in international waters off the Sinai Peninsula in the Medeterranean Sea. 017770

Price: 35.00 USD
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