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The Great Gates - The Story of the Rocky Mountain Passes, Sprague, Marshall
181 The Great Gates - The Story of the Rocky Mountain Passes
Sprague, Marshall
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1964 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with maroon title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Slight foxing to endpapers and to text block edges - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with magnificent black and white photographs; maps. 468 pages with index. Color illustrated dust jacket has very small corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history of passes in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S.A. and Canada, with little known vignettes about past explorers and adventurers. Also lists eight hundred Rocky Mountain passes with their locations, altitudes, and brief descriptions. 026934

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Minnesota Times and Tastes - Recipes & Menus Seasoned with History from th Minnesota Governor's Residence, Steiner, Jean (Editor)
182 Minnesota Times and Tastes - Recipes & Menus Seasoned with History from th Minnesota Governor's Residence
Steiner, Jean (Editor)
St. Paul, Minnesota 1006 Summit Avenue Society 1993 0960685219 / 9780960685219 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by Susan Carlson (First Lady of Governor's Office), in clean dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed by Susan Carlson on title page: "Mary Margaret, Love from Minnesota! - Susan Carlson, Dec. '93." Beautifully illustrated with photographs of the governor's mansion. Many wonderful recipes from the kitchen. 199 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has one 1/3" closed tear at base of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026898

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Miracle Bridge at Mackinac, Steinman, David B. with John T. Nevill
183 Miracle Bridge at Mackinac
Steinman, David B. with John T. Nevill
Grand Rapids, Michigan Eerdmans Publishing Company 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Reynold H. Weidenaar, Illustrator 
First Edition, second printing (stated) in unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with brown illustration of bridge under construction on cover, brown title box with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean, beautifully illustrated endpapers. Previous owner name and ink stamp at top edge of title page (Brule Staff House). All text pages and text block edges clean and bright. Illustrated with amazing photographs of the bridge's construction, beautiful drawings and mezzotints by Reynold H. Weidenaar. Foreword by Governor G. Mennen Williams. 208 pages with index. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has very slight edge wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026473

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Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party, Stewart, George R.
184 Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party
Stewart, George R.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1960 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
New Edition, with a supplement and Three Accounts by Survivors, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No fraying 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 plates. 394 pages with index. Dust jacket has very shallow edge chipping at top and bottom spine edges, is not price clipped, author photo and biography on rear panel (slight age-toning to rear panel). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart has written the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers, the Donner Party. It is an astonishing account of what human beings may perpetrate, endure,m and achieve in the final press of circumstance. 027064

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958, Stick, David
185 The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958
Stick, David
Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press 1958 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original jacket. Dark gray cloth boards with silver illustration and blue lline decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Signed "David Stick" on the half-title page. Illustrated by Frank Stick. 352 pages with index. Dust jacket front flap is separated at flap fold, price clipped at upper corner with small previous owner name in light ink; jacket is lightly rubbed with short closed edge tears and associated small creases. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history and geology of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which played a significant and often romantic role in the history of North Carolina and the United States. 022324

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Beautiful Scenes of America - From Battery Park to the Golden Gate, Stoddard, John L.
186 Beautiful Scenes of America - From Battery Park to the Golden Gate
Stoddard, John L.
Saalfield Publishing Co. 1902 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with 1902 on title page and 1902 on copyright page. Size 11" x 13-1/2". Green cloth boards with black lettering and line border decoration on cover. Very small spot of wear to one lower spine corner. Faint soiling to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. Vertical crease to front free endpaper. Full page photographs of scenes across America, including Niagara Falls, Grants Tomb, Golden Gate Bridge, West Point, various areas of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, New England, New Jersey, Maryland, Bermuda, Savannah, Georgia, Florida, Colorado and more; also photos of Cuba, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada. Descriptions by John L. Stoddard. Unpaginated. (128 pages). 020134

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Horses and Americans, Stong, Phil
187 Horses and Americans
Stong, Phil
New York Frederick A Stokes Company 1939 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Kurt Weise, Illustrator 
First Edition, with "Copyright 1939" on copyright page, 1939 in Roman Numerals on title page. Beige cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slightest hint of soiling (a few tiny faint spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration ("Wisconsin Belgians") with clean tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs. 333 pgs. with index. A fascinating book on the history of the horse in America and his relationship to man and our progress and achievements. 017297

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The Wildcatters - An Informal History of Oil-Hunting in America, Tait, Samuel W. Jr.
188 The Wildcatters - An Informal History of Oil-Hunting in America
Tait, Samuel W. Jr.
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1946 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, ex-reference library with some library markings. Clean marbled paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine (some dewey decimal system numbers in white at base of spine). Small spots of wear-through at corner tips, tiny tear at spine head cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 218 pages with index. 027151

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Howdy, Podner! - Verses Western & Otherwise, Taney, Thomas E. (The Poet Lariat)
189 Howdy, Podner! - Verses Western & Otherwise
Taney, Thomas E. (The Poet Lariat)
New York Vantage Press 1950 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean dark green cloth boards with stamped silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean blank endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed "Thomas E. Taney" on the title page. 64 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, with very slight soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024870

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The Eternal Hills, Tanney, Donna Spooner
190 The Eternal Hills
Tanney, Donna Spooner
Brookfield, NY Homestead Books 1975 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers (map on front endpapers; family tree on rear endpapers). Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on copyright page. Relevant newspaper articles taped to verso of front free endpaper, small article pasted to half title with note penned beside it. All text pages, text block edges are clean and bright. 217 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, unchipped, no tears, hint of very light surface rubbing at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Upstate New York. 014839

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191 Steamboat on the River
Teilhet, Darwin
William Sloane 1952 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket John O'Hara Cosgrave illus 
256 pgs. VG Brown cloth boards, illustrated on cover with steamboat. Illustrated endpapers (front: map of midwestern rivers; back: Sternwheel steamer Talisman 1832). Clean book. Corners slightly bumped.First Edition. 001618

Price: 10.00 USD
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192 Majestic Land: Peaks, Parks & Prevaricators of the Rockies & Highlands of the Northwest
Thane, Eric
Indianapolis/ New York Bobbs Merrill 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 347 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. 8vo. American West. 009674

Price: 12.00 USD
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Back Roads of California, Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
193 Back Roads of California
Thollander, Earl (Jack McDowell, Editor)
Menlo Park, California Lane Magazine & Book Company 1971 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Large format (9" x 11-1/4"). Stated "First Printing June 1971" in clean unclipped jacket. Clean color illustrated boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 108 pages. Illustrated with sketches by Earl Thollander, regional maps by Joseph Seney. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap, with advance price of 7.95). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Sunset Pictorial of selected trips and side roads off California's major highways. 021598

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Country Doctor, Thornton, Willis
194 The Country Doctor
Thornton, Willis
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1936 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Nice clean solid book. Story based on the 20th Century-Fox Photoplay, with pictures of the Dionne Quintuplets. Green pebbled cloth boards with largeclean, unworn photo illustration on cover of the quints and Dr. Dafoe. No chipping or wear. Slight fading to rear board edges. Crisp black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned at top of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Newspaper photograph of quints and doctor tipped in at rear of book. 023955

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Quick Tunes and Good Times, Tolman, Newton F.
195 Quick Tunes and Good Times
Tolman, Newton F.
New Hampshire William L. Bauhan 1972 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine, small silver musical notes on cover. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with clean gold endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Rich Castner - Very Cordially, Newt Tolman - Jan. 1973." Two copies of book review laid in. 109 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Authentic New England Square Dance Music and Stories of its Players. A light-hearted guide to jigs, reels, rants, planxtys, and other little-known New England folk music. 023564

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Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia, Torpey, Dorothy M.
196 Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
Torpey, Dorothy M.
Richmond, Virginia Whittet & Shepperson 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, SIGNED and inscribed by author to her friend (presentation copy). Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering and Commonwealth of Virginia seal on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; very slight dust-speckling to text block edges. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "With warmest wishes to Annette Badour: A wonderful Lady and Friend - Dorothy M. Torpey." Illustrated with photographs and maps. 253 pages with index. A book covering the geography, history, and economic, cultural and political life in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 022653

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The St. Lawrence, Toye, William
197 The St. Lawrence
Toye, William
New York Henry Z. Walck, Inc. 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Leo Rampen, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean blue gray cloth boards with dark blue decoration on cover, dark blue lettering and decoration on spine. Fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are edges are clean. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 296 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps and drawings. 8vo. Rivers. 017357

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Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War, Turner, George Edgar
198 Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War
Turner, George Edgar
Lincoln, Nebraska Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press 1992 0803294239 / 9780803294233 First Paperback Fine 
First published in 1953 by Bobbs Merrill, this is the first printing of the Bison Books Edition. Very clean trade paperback. No creasing, chipping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Gary Gallagher. Maps by George Richard Turner. 419 pages with index. 027660

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Wyoming Place Names, Urbanek, Mae
199 Wyoming Place Names
Urbanek, Mae
Boulder, CO Johnson Publishing Co. 1974 First Paperback Very Good 
First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Softcover book is unchipped, no tears, binding is tight, pages are clean. Moderate foxing to cover. 236 pp. 020219

Price: 10.00 USD
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American Legend: A Treasury of Our Country's Yesterdays, Van Gelder, Robert and Dorothy
200 American Legend: A Treasury of Our Country's Yesterdays
Van Gelder, Robert and Dorothy
New York D. Appleton Century 1946 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean unfaded beige cloth boards with maroon lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 535 pgs. (1) on last page indicating first printing. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chip at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A fine collection of stories that represents the panorama of our history as a nation, by authors such as Eudora Welty, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Clarence Day, Conrad Richter, James Thurber, Bret Harte, Mark Twain and other distinguished authors. 8vo. Literature. 015881

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