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Alaska "Sourdough" Cookin', Walker, Herb
201 Alaska "Sourdough" Cookin'
Walker, Herb
Anchorage, Alaska Baxter Lane Co. / J & H Sales, Inc. 1976 First Paperback Fine 
Very clean softcover book with color illustrated cover (by Pat McCarthy). No chipping, fading or wear. Stapled binding. All pages are clean and bright - no names, writing or marks. Illustrations throughout by Pat McCarthy. 64 pages. Recipes from Alaska, supplied in part by the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service and The National Marine Fisheries Service. 026901

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Woodland Wigwams, Walker, Louise Jean
202 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
203 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

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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
204 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

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Aviation - Waukesha County 1912 to 1969, Waukesha Aviation Club, Inc.
205 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

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America, Why I Love Her, Wayne, John (with Billy Liebert and John Mitchum)
206 America, Why I Love Her
Wayne, John (with Billy Liebert and John Mitchum)
New York Simon & Schuster 1977 0671223135 / 9780671223137 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line) in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean golden yellow boards with brown faux leather spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean golden endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 144 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a little fading to left edge of front panel, very slight edge wear, one 1" closed tear at base of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Music, photographs and prose in celebration of the U.S.A. 027278

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A Dynasty of Western Outlaws, Wellman, Paul I.
207 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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Trails of the Iron Horse: An Informal History, Western Writers of America; Russell, Don (Editor)
208 Trails of the Iron Horse: An Informal History
Western Writers of America; Russell, Don (Editor)
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co 1975 0385021232 / 9780385021234 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black boards with brown cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. 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 over 100 rare photographs. 241 pages with index. Clean bright illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the lusty and gutsy saga of the era that saw tghe building of America's railroads in the West. Represented here are nearly five years of a unique fraternal writing effort, an effort shared mong thirteen prominent members of the Western Writers of America who each wrote about a special episode in the history of the Western railroads. The tales they tell are not only of the great trunk lines that built the West, but also of the smaller railroads, all great adventures in the taming of the West. 027665

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New York State - Yesterday and Today, Wheeler, Mary A.
209 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

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Penn's Woods 1682-1932, Wildman, Edward E. Ph.D.
210 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

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Life on A Locomotive - The story of Buddy Williams, C&NW Engineer, Williams, George H.
211 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.
212 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

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San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire, Wilson, James Russel
213 San Francisco's Horror of Earthquake and Fire
Wilson, James Russel
G. W. Bertron 1906 First Hardcover Very Good 
Red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover, black and white paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped) which has a women leaning over a memorial which says "In Memoriam of California's Dead - April 18th, 1906". Very small spot of wear to two corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. 416 pages + photographs bringing total to approximately 500 pages. 025721

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Hudson River Landings, Wilstach, Paul
214 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

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Yesterday's Florida Keys, Windhorn, Stan and Wright Langley
215 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)
216 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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The Crooked Tree - Indian Legends and A Short History of the Little Traverse Bay Region, Wright, John C.
217 The Crooked Tree - Indian Legends and A Short History of the Little Traverse Bay Region
Wright, John C.
Harbor Springs, Michigan Matthew A. Erwin 1917 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
This is a 1966 reprint of the 1917 edition, in a clean bright dust jacket. Vry clean green cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. As new condition. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are strong. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean light green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Black and white illustrations. 170 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn - no chipping, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026273

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Hands that Built New Hampshire, Writers' Program - Work Projects Administration
218 Hands that Built New Hampshire
Writers' Program - Work Projects Administration
Brattleboro, Vermont Stephen Daye Press 1940 First Hardcover Very Good Poor Jacket 
Solid first edition in tattered dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. Hint of very faint soiling, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper, very small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrated with 36 pages of photographs. Publisher's card (describing the book) laid in). 288 pages with bibliography and index. Dust jacket has chips, tears, missing pieces - is not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A social history of New Hampshire and a reference book on arts and crafts - potters, builders, metal workers, glass makers, wheelwrights, stone cutters, weavers and rugmakers are all here. 024474

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The Lumberjack Frontier - The Life of a Logger in the Early Days on the Chippeway, Wyman, Walker D. (with Lee Prentice)
219 The Lumberjack Frontier - The Life of a Logger in the Early Days on the Chippeway
Wyman, Walker D. (with Lee Prentice)
Lincoln, Nebraska University of Nebraska Press 1969 First Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean moss green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white plates. 88 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Retold from the Recollections of Louie Blanchard by Walker D. Wyman. Born in 1872 of a French-Canadian father and a Belgian mother, Louie Blanchard grew up on the Chippewa River (Wisconsin) and went to work in the pineries at the age of fourteen. By the time he retired to farm his homestead in the Cutover Country in 1912, he knew every inch of the river, had shot all the rapids down to Eau Claire, and had taken part in the biggest drives ever seen on the Chippewa. He became widely known in the region as a great storyteller, and his recollections--a potpourri of lumberjack lore, tall tales, and personal experiences--consititute an informal social history of the lumberjack frontier. 025508

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The Site of Old "James Towne" 1607-1698Sketch of the First American Metropolis - A Brief Historical and Topographical, Yonge, Samuel H.
220 The Site of Old "James Towne" 1607-1698Sketch of the First American Metropolis - A Brief Historical and Topographical
Yonge, Samuel H.
Richmond, VA L. H. Jenkins 1936 Fifth Edition Hardcover Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Very clean black ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering and sailing ship decoration on cover. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with very small, neatly printed previous owner name and address at top corner of front free endpaper. Illustrated with maps (including fold-out map), drawings and photographs. 151 pages. Publication date 1936. A very clean and solid, well-cared for book. 023685

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