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The Great Conflagration.  CHICAGO: It's Past, Present and Future, Sheahan, James W. and George P. Upton
181 The Great Conflagration. CHICAGO: It's Past, Present and Future
Sheahan, James W. and George P. Upton
Union Publishing Co. 1872 Hardcover Good+ 
Light brown leather boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Clean with some light rubbing to edges and corners. Cracking to leather along bottom 4" of front spine fold. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Foxing to endpapers and to some page margins throughout the book, with small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with beautiful drawings, engravings, two fold-out maps in excellent condition. 527 pages with Appendix. 025743

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Nancy Shippen:  Her Journal Book - The International Romance of A Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and About Her, Shippen, Nancy (Ethel Armes, Editor)
182 Nancy Shippen: Her Journal Book - The International Romance of A Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and About Her
Shippen, Nancy (Ethel Armes, Editor)
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1935 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, Compiled and edited by Ethel Armes. SIGNED by the author/editor, with an author-signed letter also laid in AND some typed press comments on the book by Ethel Armes, Editor. Blue cloth boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Book has some browning/fading to edges from reaction from long contact with paper dust jacket (we have now placed the jacket in a clean, archival quality removable mylar cover). There is no fraying or wear to the book; binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Light foxing to map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by Ethel Armes on half-title page: "To Elizabeth Grace Armistead with the greetings of her old friend - Ethel Armes - Holiday House, Wellfleet, Cape Cod." Color frontispiece portrait of Nancy Shippen. Illustrated with portraits, facsimiles and prints. Last blank page of book has photo advertisement clipping showing Miss Lucy Armistead Flippin (to whom the book is inscribed) in a Pond's Cold Cream magazine ad, and a clipping about her Charlottesville wedding. 349 pages with index. Jacket is clean, has short closed edge tears, 1" chip at upper spine corner, is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). 026558

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The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, Simpson College
183 The Zenith Volume 12 - Published by the Class of 1912, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa
Simpson College
Indianola, IA Simpson College / George H. Miller Printing Co. 1911 First softcover Good 
Worn suede wraps with maple leaf imprint and "S" on cover. Chips and wear to edges, 1-1/2 piece missing at top of spine, moderate soiling to suede. Binding is tight, no cracking, all text pages are very clean (printed on high quality glossy paper). Small name on front free endpaper (Ellis G. Rhode - 1911). Unpaginated - size of book is approx. 7-3/4" x 10" and just under 1" in thickness. Beautifully illustrated with photos of college students, 1912 graduates, college grounds and faculty, cartoons and illustrations. Interesting full page display advertising at rear of book. Included with book is program from the Nineteenth Annual Field Meet of the Iowa Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association held at Haskin's Stadium in Des Moines on May 28 and 29, 1908; a one-page (7-1/2" x 16") broadside of Simpson College Songs and Yells (dated 1907); FOUR photographic post cards from 1911 and 1912 featuring photos of the college and college sports teams; and a publication of the Kallonian Literary Society of Simpson College (Constitution and By-Laws). Protective slipcase provided. A time capsule from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, formed in 1886 and still thriving today. 018196

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Seneca Lake  Past, Present, and Future, Sisler, Carol U.
184 Seneca Lake Past, Present, and Future
Sisler, Carol U.
Ithaca, NY Enterprise Publishing 1995 0962390437 / 9780962390432 First Paperback Very Good+ Signed
Clean softcover book, SIGNED by author (signed simply Carol U. Sisler on title page). Size approx. 8-1/2" x 11". Color wrap-around illustrated cover is clean, one tiny chip (smaller than a grain of rice) at base of rear panel. All pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner bookplate at top edge of first page. Beautifully illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings. 144 pages with index. A host of intriguing information on the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes in New York. The history, mystery, and natural wonders of the lake are fully explored. 027693

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185 White Pillars: Early Life and Architecture of the Lower Mississippi Valley Country
Smith, J. Frazer
New York Bramhall House 1941 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Previous owner last name is penned on top page edges, previous owner name & address on front free endpaper. 252 pgs. with 100 drawings and plans. Clean dustjacket has a few very small edge tears and one small edge chip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10". Architecture. 010829

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The Edisons Of Fort Myers - Discoveries of the Heart, Smoot, Tom
186 The Edisons Of Fort Myers - Discoveries of the Heart
Smoot, Tom
Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press, Inc. 2004 1561643122 / 9781561643127 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with darker beige spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs. 372 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026463

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Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey, Sneden, Private Robert Knox
187 Eye of the Storm: a Civil War Odyssey
Sneden, Private Robert Knox
New York Free Press 2000 0684863650 / 9780684863658 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean second printing in unchipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with 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 endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Written and illustrated by Private Robert Knox Sneden. Edited by Charles F. Bryan, Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford. 329 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most important Civil War documents to be published since Ulysses S. Grant's "Personal Memoirs". Four tattered scrapbooks found in a Connecticut bank vault in 1994 yielded a treasure trove of more than 500 watercolors that vividly depect America's great nationa drama. These scrapbooks--plus a 5,000 page illustrated memoir that came to light later--are the life's achievement of a long-forgotten Union private and mapmaker named Robert Knox Sneden. 024490

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188 Tales of the Northwest
Snellling, William Joseph
Dorset Press 1985 0-88029-064-1 / 9780880290647 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean white boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 252 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is a reprint of a book that is now extrmely rare in collections of early American literature. Published anonymously in 1830, these "Sketches of Indian Life and Character" constituted one of the first collections of short tales to be brought out in the U.S. and also the first appearance in American literature of the plains Indians. 8vo. Native American. 010895

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189 A Pilgrim Returns to Cape Cod
Snow, Edward Rowe
Boston, MA The Yankee Publishing Co. 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. 413 pgs. with index. Illustrated with many historical photographs, frontis illustration (color) of clipper ship. With accompanying Cape Cod map enclosed. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edgewear, small closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. New England. 011163

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The Great Gates - The Story of the Rocky Mountain Passes, Sprague, Marshall
190 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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Thoroughbreds: New York Central's 4-6-4 Hudson - The Most Famous Class of Steam Locomotive in the World, Staufer, Alvin F.; Edward L. May
191 Thoroughbreds: New York Central's 4-6-4 Hudson - The Most Famous Class of Steam Locomotive in the World
Staufer, Alvin F.; Edward L. May
Medina, Ohio Alvin F. Staufer 1986 Second Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine quality Second Printing. Clean large book in clean unchipped dust jacket. Dark blue leather-like boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with historical black and white photographs, full color art renderings of locomotives. 350 pages. Size is approximately 9" x 11-1/2". Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. BONUS: Laid in is passenger ticket to the New York Central Railroad train from Rochester, NY to Syracuse for August 21, 1939. 027970

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Minnesota Times and Tastes - Recipes & Menus Seasoned with History from th Minnesota Governor's Residence, Steiner, Jean (Editor)
192 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
193 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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The Beginnings of The New York Central Railroad - A History, Stevens, Frank Walker
194 The Beginnings of The New York Central Railroad - A History
Stevens, Frank Walker
G. P. Putnam's Sons 1926 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, first printing (published April, 1926). Dark blue ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very slight surface wear to corners. Very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Illustrated with black and white plates, fold-out map, drawings. 408 pages with index. 027986

Price: 28.00 USD
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Ordeal by Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party, Stewart, George R.
195 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, Stick, David
196 The Outer Banks of North Carolina
Stick, David
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina Press 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Frank Stick, Illustrator 
Second printing of the first edition, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with gold ship on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers (small beautifully penned previous owner name at lower corner of front free endpaper). Signed by the author on half-title page: "David Stick". Illustrated by the author's father, Frank Stick. 352 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has light surface rubbing and edge wear, a few short closed edge tears and tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An engaging history of the Outer Banks from 1584-1958. 028036

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina: 1584-1958, Stick, David
197 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.
198 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
199 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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Charleston Architecture and Interiors, Sully, Susan
200 Charleston Architecture and Interiors
Sully, Susan
Gibbs Smith 2007 0941711927 / 9780941711920 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition in a fine unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale green-beige cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean yellow-green endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with glorious full-color photographs. 208 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book offers an insider's view of the beautiful houses, gardens, and decorative arts that comprise the city of Charleston's unique charm. Richly illustrated volume opens with an overview of Charleston's decorative arts and architecture, followed by sections entitled Elements of Charleston Style, Period Charleston, Eclectic Charleston, and finally, Quintessential Charleston. Also included is a source guide to designers, shops, and manufacturers. 027838

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