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The Country Doctor, Thornton, Willis
201 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Quick Tunes and Good Times, Tolman, Newton F.
202 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.
203 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Shepherd's Empire, Towne, Charles Wayland and Edward Norris Wentworth
204 Shepherd's Empire
Towne, Charles Wayland and Edward Norris Wentworth
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED by author Edward Norris Wentworth, in original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine - clean, with very slight sunning to edges, no bumping, no wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with author's signature "Edward N. Wentworth" on front free endpaper. No other writing or marks. Rose pink top-stained upper page edges. Illustrated with maps, drawings by Harold D. Bugbee. 364 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has slight foxing to inside flaps, is unchipped, has very slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of sheep ranching in the American Southwest, from the spectacular beginnings during the high tide of Spain's conquest north of Mexico to the vast intertwining business between shepherd, feeder, and packer - a story which rivals that of the great cattle business. Publicized and immortalized has been the cowboy and cattle rancher, but overlooked or forgotten is the fearless flockmaster of the same era. 027811

Price: 40.00 USD
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The St. Lawrence, Toye, William
205 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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Wyoming Place Names, Urbanek, Mae
206 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
207 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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Council Fire and Cannon, Vrooman, John J.
208 Council Fire and Cannon
Vrooman, John J.
Chicago Follett Publishing 1962 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, unstated printing, in clean original unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering and title box decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on half-title page: "John J. Vrooman". Reg Massie, Illustrator. 185 pages. Cleandust jacketwith wrap-around illustration is not price clipped, no chips, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here is New York State from the days when the Great Council Fire of the League of the Iroquois Indians first blazed on the shores of Lake Onondaga, through colonial times and the Revolutionary War, these stories cover a fascinating period of early American history in the State of New York. Outstanding Native Americans, explorers, settlers, and soldiers come to life in colorful biographies set against the backdrop of New York's lakes and river valleys. 028164

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Woodland Wigwams, Walker, Louise Jean
209 Woodland Wigwams
Walker, Louise Jean
Hillsdale, MI Hillsdale School Supply First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Elna L. MacMullen, Illustrator Signed
Clean green cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Clean endpapers illustrated with map of Michigan and the Great Lakes. Previous owner name on verso of endpaper. 121 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. History of Michigan and its Native American population. 8vo. Children's. 013176

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No Dudes - Few Women - Life with a Navaho Range Rider, Ward, Elizabeth
210 No Dudes - Few Women - Life with a Navaho Range Rider
Ward, Elizabeth
Albequerque, New Mexico University of New Mexico Press 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean orange-brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To George and Dora Stewart, and the Author hopes you will enjoy the book - Sincerely, Elizabeth Ward." Foreword by Frank Waters. 251 pages. Jacket is quite clean, slightly age-toned, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a woman's life lived among her navajo neighbors - a life lived with sparkling humor, and a sympathetic understanding of the natives...set against 25,000 square miles of cold, heat, wind, dust and loneliness. 027404

Price: 65.00 USD
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Chronicles of Wilkes County, Georgia from Washington's Newspapers 1889-1898 - Articles of Eliza A. Bowen, Rev. F.T. Simpson, S. A. Wooten, and Others., Warren, Mary Bondurant
211 Chronicles of Wilkes County, Georgia from Washington's Newspapers 1889-1898 - Articles of Eliza A. Bowen, Rev. F.T. Simpson, S. A. Wooten, and Others.
Warren, Mary Bondurant
Danielsville, Georgia Heritage Papers 1978 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner return address label at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 511 pages. 025231

Price: 95.00 USD
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Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969, Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
212 Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969
Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
Waukesha, Wisconsin Warren S. O'Brien and Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc. 1969 First Paperback Near Fine 
Clean softcover book (approx. 8-1/2" x 11") with gray card cover decorated with Curtiss bi-plane, blue lettering, Aviation Club logo. Bound with blue plastic comb-type binding. No creasing or wear. Illustrated with wonderful historic photographs. Unpaginated (70 pages). Attractive Curtiss Museum Library bookplate inside front cover. No other marks. 024778

Price: 50.00 USD
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A Dynasty of Western Outlaws, Wellman, Paul I.
213 A Dynasty of Western Outlaws
Wellman, Paul I.
Garden City Doubleday 1961 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated, in original unclipped jacket. Beige cloth boards with red lettering and pistols on spine. Small water stain to cloth at base of spine. Tiny spot of wear to top rear spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pp. with index. Dustjacket is lightly soiled, has 1" chipping at top spine edge, short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A saga of the infamous gunmen, from Quantrill's Raiders to retty Boy Floyd, who terrorized the American West for a century. 020626

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New York State - Yesterday and Today, Wheeler, Mary A.
214 New York State - Yesterday and Today
Wheeler, Mary A.
New York Charles Scribner 1935 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Printing, with "A" appearing on the copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. Small spots of fraying at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top of front free endpaper. Well illustrated with wonderful historic photographs, drawings. Introduction by Dixon Ryan Fox. 432 pages with index. 025717

Price: 15.00 USD
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Penn's Woods 1682-1932, Wildman, Edward E. Ph.D.
215 Penn's Woods 1682-1932
Wildman, Edward E. Ph.D.
Edward E. Wildman 1944 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Beautiful little book on trees of Pennsylvania, SIGNED by the author, and in original dust jacket. Printed in 1944 by the author (originally published in 1933). Author's signature on title page. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. 192 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has small piece neatly excised from inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful book on the history of the great trees of Pennsylvania, with photographs and locations. 024992

Price: 50.00 USD
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Life on A Locomotive - The story of Buddy Williams, C&NW Engineer, Williams, George H.
216 Life on A Locomotive - The story of Buddy Williams, C&NW Engineer
Williams, George H.
Berkeley, California Howell-North Books 1971 0-8310-7084-6 / 9780831070847 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean moss green cloth boards with brown lettering and railroad tracks on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with photo-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by George H. Williams on front free endpaper: "Jim Fairbanks - Keep you hand upon the throttle and your eye upon the rail" - George H. Williams, Jan. 22, 1976." Frontispiece photo portrait of Buddy Williams at the throttle on the 1616 Class E Pacific at the Milwaukee Depot, 1937. Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 219 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027663

Price: 55.00 USD
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The Lightning Conductor Discovers America, Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
217 The Lightning Conductor Discovers America
Williamson, C. N. and A. M.
Garden City, NY Doubleday Page & Company 1916 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue-gray cloth boards with white, red, light and dark green and white decoration on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine; white and green decoration on spine. Very light overall soiling from handling; no fraying. Decorations are crisp and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Liberally illustrated with photographs and maps, including color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 384 pages. A wonderful road trip through New York State and New England (including Hudson Valley, Long Island) the Delaware Water Gap, Maine, White Mountains, Green Mountains and more. 025501

Price: 25.00 USD
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Hudson River Landings, Wilstach, Paul
218 Hudson River Landings
Wilstach, Paul
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill Company 1933 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
AUTHOR-SIGNED and Limited First Edition (so stated) - this being number 98 of 160 copies printed and autographed, in original cloth dust jacket. Gray boards with white cloth corner tips and spine, clean unchipped paper title label on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner markings. Beautifully illustrated with historical photographs. Fold-out map in perfect condition. 311 pages with index. Green coated cloth dust jacket with stamped gold lettering on spine (a little fading to fold edges). Beautiful collectible quality - the history of the great Hudson River from the discoverers and explorers to settlement by the Dutch, the English, through the American Revolution and beyond. 024543

Price: 50.00 USD
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Yesterday's Florida Keys, Windhorn, Stan and Wright Langley
219 Yesterday's Florida Keys
Windhorn, Stan and Wright Langley
Key West, Florida The Langley Press 1987 0-911607-00-5 / 9780911607000 Seventh Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded softcover book with photo-illustrated cover. No creasing, curling or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 128 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs and maps. 7" x 10". Florida. 016842

Price: 10.00 USD
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A Maritime History of New York, Work Projects Administration (WPA Writers' Project)
220 A Maritime History of New York
Work Projects Administration (WPA Writers' Project)
Garden City, New York Doubleday Doran 1941 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with small black illustration of Sandy Hook lighthouse on cover, black and yellow lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers (attractive custom bookplate on front paste down). Introduction by The Honorable Fiorello H. La Guardia. Illustrated with black and white plates. 341 pages with index. Compiled by the New York City WPA Writers' Project. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), one small chip to lower corner tip of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025315

Price: 125.00 USD
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