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Stars in the water: The story of the Erie Canal, Condon, George E.
41 Stars in the water: The story of the Erie Canal
Condon, George E.
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1974 0385066422 / 9780385066426 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings. 338 pages with index. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, hint of very slight fading to spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fascinating history of the construction of the Erie Canal between 1817 and 1825. 026480

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A Ride to Niagara in 1809, Cooper, Thomas
42 A Ride to Niagara in 1809
Cooper, Thomas
Rochester, NY George P. Humphrey 1915 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
Signed, limited edition (This is no. 18 of two hundred copies). Clean gray paper-covered boards with gray cloth spine, unchipped and clean original paper title label on cover. Wear-through to corner tips and to a few spots along board edges. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Fold-out map of Niagara and Finger Lakes region. Signed on the title page "Thomas Cooper" just below the initials T.C. 49 pages. 023767

Price: 25.00 USD
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43 Romantic Days in Old Boston
Crawford, Mary Caroline
Boston Little Brown 1910 First Hard Cover Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Ex-library with light library markings. Clean green cloth boards with paste-on illustration (portrait) on cover (unchipped), gilt decoration, white lettering. Light wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Gilt top page edges. 411 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. 8vo. Massachusetts. 007962

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Great North Trail:  America's Route of the Ages, Cushman, Dan
44 The Great North Trail: America's Route of the Ages
Cushman, Dan
New York - Toronto - London - Sydney McGraw Hill 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean sky blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine and three small silver, gold, and green illustration on front right corner. Slight fading to spine and board edges. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no writing or marks. 383 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped with a few very short closed tears. Jacket designed by James Craig. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Americana. 014466

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Cow Country, Dale, Edward Everett
45 Cow Country
Dale, Edward Everett
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1945 Third printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Signed
Third printing, published July, 1945, inscribed and SIGNED by author. Beige cloth boards are unfaded and clean except for faint number at top edge of spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "To Mr. Elmer Barnes with all good wishes of Edward Everett Dale - Sept. 10, 1969." 265 pages. Author's essays on cowboy life in the American West. 024029

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The Tennessee (Two volume set complete, in dust jackets), Davidson, Donald
46 The Tennessee (Two volume set complete, in dust jackets)
Davidson, Donald
New York Rinehart & Company 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Theresa Sherrer Davidson, Illustrator 
Two volume set, complete, from the "Rivers of America" series. Each volume is in its original dust jacket. Both are illustrated by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. VOLUME I: The Tennessee - The Old River - Frontier to Secession. Has clean turquoise cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. First edition, with publisher's "R" in a circle on copyright page. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Two page map of the river. All pages and edges are clean. 342 pages with index. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; small surface rub at right edge of front panel, very slight edge wear and slight fading to background of spine. VOLUME II: The Tennessee - The New River: Civil War to TVA. Has clean lime green cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Pages and edges are clean. 377 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; has very slight fading to spine, tiny chips to corners. BOTH dust jackets now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. 026468

Price: 125.00 USD
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Exploration in Texas, Ancient & Otherwise with Thoughts on the Nature of Evidence, Davis, John L.
47 Exploration in Texas, Ancient & Otherwise with Thoughts on the Nature of Evidence
Davis, John L.
San Antonio, TX The University of Texas 1984 086701-018-5 / 9780867010183 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in clean dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No previous owner names or bookplates. Clean orange-brown endpapers. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. 136 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps, photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10-1/2". 010903

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The West from A Car-Window, Davis, Richard Harding
48 The West from A Car-Window
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper & Brothers 1892 First Good Frederick Remington, Illustrator 
First Edition, published 1892. Illustrated with photographs, drawings by Frederick Remington. Deep blue cloth boards with silver lettering and small illustration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Shallow chipping and wear at top and bottom spine edges. Very light hint of soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - previous owner name in very light pencil on blank fly leaf dated "Xmas, '92." 243 pages. 027632

Price: 50.00 USD
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The West from a Car-Window, Davis, Richard Harding
49 The West from a Car-Window
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper and Brothers 1903 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration of a bucking bronco by Frederick Remington with clean tissue guard; many illustrations and photographs throughout. 243 pp. 019706

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Walden West, Derleth, August
50 Walden West
Derleth, August
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1961 Later printing Hardcover Good no dust jacket Jacket Grisha Dotzenko, Illustrator 
Later printing of the first edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering, decorative gold lines on cover and spine. No fraying, very slight bumping to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrated with beautiful woodcuts by Grisha Dotzenko. 262 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), Has long closed tears along front spine fold, some very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Renowned nature writer describes his world of Sac Prairie, Wisconsin in all its simplicity and profundity. He describes the land, the changing seasons, the beckoning, mysterious Wisconsin River, and the hills wich suggest that some par t of man's existence is immutable. 026537

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Dem Good Ole Times, Dooley, Mrs. James H.
51 Dem Good Ole Times
Dooley, Mrs. James H.
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1906 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Suzanne Gutherz, Illustrator 
Lovely condition First Edition, First printing (Published October, 1906) in scarce original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - pink cloth with blue green and light pink decoration on cover, stamped gold 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 gilt top page edges and unmarked endpapers. Full color illustrations by Suzanne Gutherz; decorations by Cora Parker. 151 pages. Original brown paper dust jacket with darker brown title, author and publisher's name on front panel; very small chips at corner tips and spine ends, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about life in the old south of the United States of America. 026049

Price: 100.00 USD
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Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade, Drago, Harry Sinclair
52 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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A Hoosier Holiday, Dreiser, Theodore
53 A Hoosier Holiday
Dreiser, Theodore
London John Lane/The Bodley Head 1916 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Franklin Booth, Illustrator 
Clean green paper covered boards with stamped gold and brown lettering and small illustration on cover, olive/beige cloth spine with stamped gold lettering. Slight wear to spine edges and some wear-through to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. Tasteful privately printed bookplate on fly leaf. 513 pgs. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Franklin Booth. 011442

Price: 40.00 USD
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Skyline Camps - A Note Book of a Wanderer in Our Northwestern Mountains, Eaton, Walter Prichard
54 Skyline Camps - A Note Book of a Wanderer in Our Northwestern Mountains
Eaton, Walter Prichard
U.S.A. W. A. Wilde Company 1922 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket Fred H. Kiser, Illustrator 
Brown cloth boards with large unchipped paste-on illustration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Slight bumping and wear, tiny puncture to rear board near spine edge. A solid reading copy. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Full page photographic illustrations with descriptions from beautiful locations in the Northwest U.S. such as St. Mary Lake, Lake Chelan, Glacier Park, Crater Lake, Mount Jefferson, the Continental Divide and many more. 245 pages. 024033

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Leschi of the Nisquallies, Emmons, Della Gould
55 Leschi of the Nisquallies
Emmons, Della Gould
Minneapolis T. S. Denison & Co. 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binfing is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are ilustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 416 pgs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on back of front free endpaper; also inscribed and SIGNED by C. E. Hutchin, Jr. to whom the book is dedicated by the author. Dustjacket has very light soiling, very small chip at lower spine corner and lower spine tip, small price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Leschi, the bold, advetnurous Nisqually brave who wielded vast influence over his people and lived with his tribe in peaceful association with the British traders at Fort Nisqually until the Boston settlers pushed north to Puget Sound. 8vo. Native American. 013184

Price: 65.00 USD
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Life Was Simpler Then, Erdman, Loula Grace
56 Life Was Simpler Then
Erdman, Loula Grace
New York Dodd Mead 1963 Third printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Charming book of personal recollections of the author's childhood in western Missouri, told with humor and pathos. 021247

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Papa Was Positive, Estey, Emily
57 Papa Was Positive
Estey, Emily
Sherburne, NY Heritage Press 1966 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed on the half-title page by the author: "Best wishes to Aunt Ethel - Emily Estey - 1966." Line drawings by Hilda Faulkner. 160 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few faint spots of light soiling. Author's photo and short bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's story of growing up in the countryside of Onondaga County, New York - includes tales of Maple sugaring, planting, one room school houses, homemade ice cream, horses, picnics, making hay and all that is good about country life. 022704

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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
58 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

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Seeing The Eastern States, Faris, John T.
59 Seeing The Eastern States
Faris, John T.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1922 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Light brown cloth boards with blue line border, blue, black and brown illustration of seascape with lighthouse on cover, black lettering and small oval decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration ("Morning at Seaside Park, New Jersey") with clean tissue guard. Illustrated with many black and white photographic plates throughout. 244 pages with index. Early printing; same date (1922) on title page and copyright page, no additional printings stated. 022300

Price: 30.00 USD
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Family, Frazier, Ian
60 Family
Frazier, Ian
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. Farrar Straus Giroux 1994 0-374-15319-1 / 9780374153199 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean leather-look brown boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners; no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 386 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A chronicle of the author's family in America from the early colonial days to the present--a poetic epic of facts, a chronicle of Protestant culture's rise and fall, and a revised view of American history as romantic as it is realistic. Approx. 9-1/2" x 6-1/2". Americana. 016861

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