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  • KERN COUNTRY WAYFARERS. by Boyd, William Harland, editor.
    Boyd, William Harland, editor.
    KERN COUNTRY WAYFARERS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Bakersfield, CA: Kern County Historical Society, 1977. First edition - Includes excerpts from seven literary sources on the history of Kern County from the 1840s to the 1880s, with an introduction to each work, including brief biographies of the authors, from the explorer John Charles Fremont to the geologist William Phipps Blake and the novelist William Henry Bishop. Illustrated, index. vi, 72 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76252
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  • Goetzmann, William.
    NEW LANDS, NEW MEN: America and the Second Great Age of Discovery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists.…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists. Includes several 'portfolios' of art. Bibliographical notes, index. 524 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670810681.

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    Condition: Very near fine in gray boards with a white cloth spine, lacking the dj (remainder line.0

    Book ID: 37496
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  • A THREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable by Gordon, John Steele.
    Gordon, John Steele.
    A THREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of an epic struggle, lasting over 40 years, and one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, which culminated in 1866 when the Old and New Worlds were united by the successful laying of a telegraph cable that spanned the Atlantic. Photographs, Notes, bibliography, index. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-802713645.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 37363
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  • Halladay, Eric.
    THE EMERGENT CONTINENT: Africa in the Nineteenth Century.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - An excellent overview of the history of Africa in the years after 1800, focusing on the roles of the Africans themselves, well illustrated with drawings and photographs, six maps. One of the titles in the series Benn's World Histories. Index. 144 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36495
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  • THE SAILOR'S ALPHABET. by McCurdy, Michael.
    McCurdy, Michael.
    THE SAILOR'S ALPHABET.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - A traditional alphabet forecastle chanty from the 1800s illlustrated with color scratchboard drawings depicting a frigate in the American navy around 1837 in the age of fighting sail. Oblong format. unpaginated. ISBN: 0-395841674.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chip to the upper corner of the back cover)

    Book ID: 77534
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  • Monfredo, Miriam Grace.
    THROUGH A GOLD EAGLE: A Glynis Tryon Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth in the highly praised Seneca Falls Historical Mysteries series, set in Seneca Falls in 1859 with the country divided over the issue of slavery. Historical notes. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-425-153185.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37844
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  • Reid, Van.
    CORDELIA UNDERWOOD Or the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Authors first book, a New Times Notable book of 1998, and the first of a popular and very entertaining series. The plot summary from the dustjacket flap only gives a hint of the pleasures to be found within: 'In the idyllic summer of 1896 in Portland, Maine, several people are embarking on adventure of a most audacious and entertaining nature. The lovely redheaded Cordelia Underwood finds, in the newly discovered sea chest of her late uncle, the deed to a large parcel of land. ... Cordelia and her family soon suspect that a mystery surrounds her land, that something on it might hold the key to a secret…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Authors first book, a New Times Notable book of 1998, and the first of a popular and very entertaining series. The plot summary from the dustjacket flap only gives a hint of the pleasures to be found within: 'In the idyllic summer of 1896 in Portland, Maine, several people are embarking on adventure of a most audacious and entertaining nature. The lovely redheaded Cordelia Underwood finds, in the newly discovered sea chest of her late uncle, the deed to a large parcel of land. ... Cordelia and her family soon suspect that a mystery surrounds her land, that something on it might hold the key to a secret two centuries old. The large-hearted and wise Mister Walton, who never hears of an excursion he isn't eager to join, finds he attracts a trio of hapless friends, the exuberant founders of the Moosepath League. As these memorable and appealing chaacters wend their way up the coast of Maine into the northern wilds, they encounter old salts and bootleggers, tellers of tale tales, grande dames, and prospective beaus, they witness apparitions, meet opinionated relatives, search for Maude, the fugitive bear-and, of course, espy the moose that puts the moose the Moosepath League.' Author's note. 400 pp. Wraparound dustjacket illustration by David Beck. ISBN: 0-670-880973.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (closed tear at fold of rear flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 31709
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  • BAD BLOOD: The Families Who Made the West Wild. by Smith, Robert Barr,
    Smith, Robert Barr,
    BAD BLOOD: The Families Who Made the West Wild.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Guilford, CT & Helena, MT: TwoDot , (2014). First edition - A "collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old WestÕs most egregiously bad family-based gangs caught in the act of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, includes famous names like the James brothers and lesser known families just as the Deautremonts, the Newtons, and many more." Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography, index. ix, 229 pp. ISBN: 978-1493006137.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67492
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