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  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL. by Bates, Katharine Lee; illustrated by Neil Waldman.
    Bates, Katharine Lee; illustrated by Neil Waldman.
    AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully illustrated version of this song,issued 100 years after the trip Bates took to Colorado and the top of Pike's Peak, which inspired her to write this. Each impressionistic painting by Waldman is a double page full color picture of one of the wonders of the United States - natural and manmade. Identification of the scenes at the back of the book; the words and music (by Samuel A. Ward) to the song printed in deep purple on lilac endpapers. Unpaginated, large format. ISBN: 0-689-318618.

    Condition: Ner fine in glossy illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, covered and inconspicuous.)

    Book ID: 35101
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  • AMERICA, AND THE AMERICANS...By a Citizen of the World. by [Boardman, James].
    [Boardman, James].
    AMERICA, AND THE AMERICANS...By a Citizen of the World.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A favorable account of his travels in the United States - he began by travelling to New York City, describing the public buildings, churches of various religions, politics and elections, libraries, auctions and more. His wanderings included Niagara, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal and Quebec, and the subjects of his comments are equally varied - from Indians to Negroes, to boarding house life, burial practices, the zeal of the firemen in the cities, the new prison at Charleston just outside Boston, etc. Originally published anonymously in 1833 as "By a Citizen of the World" this has been attributed to Liverpool merchant James Boardman. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America…

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    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A favorable account of his travels in the United States - he began by travelling to New York City, describing the public buildings, churches of various religions, politics and elections, libraries, auctions and more. His wanderings included Niagara, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal and Quebec, and the subjects of his comments are equally varied - from Indians to Negroes, to boarding house life, burial practices, the zeal of the firemen in the cities, the new prison at Charleston just outside Boston, etc. Originally published anonymously in 1833 as "By a Citizen of the World" this has been attributed to Liverpool merchant James Boardman. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America 1810-1935 series. xi, 430 pp plus 2 pp list of the series. ISBN: 0-405-054432.

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    Condition: Ex-library with a missing front endpaper, but overall tight and sturdy in gold cloth with dark brown lettering. A clean copy with only a few markings. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 40040
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  • COOPER'S LEATHER-STOCKING NOVELS: A Secular Reading. by [Cooper, James Fenimore] Rans, Geoffrey
    [Cooper, James Fenimore] Rans, Geoffrey
    COOPER'S LEATHER-STOCKING NOVELS: A Secular Reading.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: University Of North Carolina Press, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An analysis of the five novels which make up the Leather-Stocking tales - The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, and so on, published between 1823 and 1841, and generally considered America's first major works of fiction - in the order in which they were written. Preface, list of principal works of Cooper, works cited, notes, index. xxvii, 292 pp. ISBN: 0-8078-19751.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 45285
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  • THE GREAT NORTH TRAIL: America's Route of the Ages. by Cushman, Dan.
    Cushman, Dan.
    THE GREAT NORTH TRAIL: America's Route of the Ages.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in 'The American Trails Series' edited by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. An account of the trail first formed by those who came across the landbridge from Siberia to Alaska, and migrated south down the Rockies and into Mexico - includes the wandering by Native Americans, by the Spanish, French fur traders, the trail to the Klondike and more. Maps, annotated bibliography, index. 383 pages.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (chipping and wear at top of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 23517
    Keywords: Americana
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  • Davis, Peter.
    HOMETOWN: A Contemporary American Chronicle.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - "In a dazzling literary debut, [filmmaker] Peter Davis has mapped the passions of one American town and the conflicts and harmonies that unite and divide the townspeople." An account of 6 years in the life of Hamilton, Ohio. 331 pp. ISBN: 0-671-245562.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket. (tear to upper edge of front cover and spine, other edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 37275
    Keywords: Americana, ohio
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  • Davis, Peter.
    HOMETOWN: A Contemporary American Chronicle.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - "In a dazzling literary debut, [filmmaker] Peter Davis has mapped the passions of one American town and the conflicts and harmonies that unite and divide the townspeople." An account of 6 years in the life of Hamilton, Ohio. 331 pp. ISBN: 0-671-245562.

    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket. (dj- edge wear, 1-inch tear on front cover)

    Book ID: 13187
    Keywords: Americana, ohio
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  • de Mejo, Oscar.
    OSCAR DE MEJO'S ABC

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual alphabet book, with de Mejo's famous paintings of American myth and legend used to illustrate the letters of the alphabet. Includes 2 pages of notes on the stories behind the paintings. Large square format, unpaginated, bound in red boards with gilt lettering. ISBN: 0-060205164.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39077
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  • Gray, James.
    PINE, STREAM & PRAIRIE: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile,

    Edition: 2nd printing before publication.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hardcover - Illustrated with many photographic plates. Frontispiece of a fold-out map of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 'heartland,' agriculture, fishing, creativity (including Frank Lloyd Wright) are just some of the topics covered. Index. 312, x pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering, no dj (front flap of dustjacket laid in).

    Book ID: 35991
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  • Griffin, Robert and Grinde, Donald A., Jr.
    APOCALYPSE DE - OF CHIOKOYHIKOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication since 1777 of this rare and uncommon work. Purportedly a translation into French of an Iroquois text written on birch bark by the Chief Chiokoyhikoy, this was in actuality an early example of progranda by the Continental Congress and the American revolutionaries - the key point of this 'prophecy' was that the American descendants of the English were less depraved than the English and it is with them that the future of the Indians lay. Although even the place of printing is a mystery (this book makes the argument that it was one of the earliest books published - although clandestinely - in Canada),…

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    Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first publication since 1777 of this rare and uncommon work. Purportedly a translation into French of an Iroquois text written on birch bark by the Chief Chiokoyhikoy, this was in actuality an early example of progranda by the Continental Congress and the American revolutionaries - the key point of this 'prophecy' was that the American descendants of the English were less depraved than the English and it is with them that the future of the Indians lay. Although even the place of printing is a mystery (this book makes the argument that it was one of the earliest books published - although clandestinely - in Canada), this work was banned by the Inquisition as early as 1779. This book contains the original French text and the first published English translation. The preface by Denis Vaugeois and other material are in both French (en francais) and English, although the chapters on the literary and historical background are only in English. Illustrated with drawings by the Mohawk artist John Kahionhes Fadden, who also did the cover painting. 271 pp. ISBN: 2-7637-74490.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 36422
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  • Harrison, John M.
    THE BLADE OF TOLEDO: The First 130 Years.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toledo, OH: The Toledo Blade, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The history of one of the first newspapers established west of the Alleghanies and one of the few newspapers established prior to 1850 still in existence. Photographs. 4374 pages including notes and index.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (little wear top of spine on dj.)

    Book ID: 15086
    Keywords: Americana, journalism, ohio
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  • A GROUP OF FAMOUS LEADERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. by Hawkins, May S,
    Hawkins, May S,
    A GROUP OF FAMOUS LEADERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book of biographies of those who were influential in American history, written for older children, and designed to be used in schools. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Divided into four sections based on the changing needs of the United States, from the first section which focuses on the birth of the country to the last which focuses on the 20th century. Included in Part 1: William Bradfrod, Lord Baltimore, Thomas Hooker, William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton; Part 2: John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, Stephen Douglas; Part 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton,…

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    Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book of biographies of those who were influential in American history, written for older children, and designed to be used in schools. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Divided into four sections based on the changing needs of the United States, from the first section which focuses on the birth of the country to the last which focuses on the 20th century. Included in Part 1: William Bradfrod, Lord Baltimore, Thomas Hooker, William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton; Part 2: John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, Stephen Douglas; Part 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton, John A Logan, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cyrus Hall McCormick, James Russell Lowell, Henry Ward Beecher and in Part 4: Frances Elizabeth Willard, Andrew Carnegie, Horace Mann, Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison. Questions at the end of each selection.Index, 448 pp.

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    Condition: Good in light gold and blue cloth with black lettering. Some minor wear and rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name, a few stray pencil marks (presumably from a teacher who used this.) Sturdy binding,

    Book ID: 40282
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  • RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific using inland waterways of the United States - a trip which covered 5000 miles - more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed, and which often retraced the journey of some of our most famous explorers from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark Maps, photographs. xii, 506 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-395-636264.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48964
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  • RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. First edition - An account of his journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific using inland waterways of the United States - a trip which covered 5000 miles - more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed, and which often retraced the journey of some of our most famous explorers from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark Maps, photographs. xii, 506 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 51756
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  • RIVER HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    RIVER HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

    Edition: Advance excerpt (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. SIGNED first edition - An account of his journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific using inland waterways of the United States - a trip which covered 5000 miles - this except includes Part VII - the Lower Missouri River. Double page schematic of the 'Nikawa.' INSCRIBED on the title page. 31 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled cream wrappers.

    Book ID: 71957
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  • RIVER HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    RIVER HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

    Edition: Advance excerpt (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. SIGNED first edition - An account of his journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific using inland waterways of the United States - a trip which covered 5000 miles - this except includes Part VII - the Lower Missouri River. Double page schematic of the 'Nikawa.' SIGNED on the title page. 31 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled cream wrappers.

    Book ID: 59527
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  • RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. SIGNED first edition - An account of his journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific using inland waterways of the United States - a trip which covered 5000 miles - more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed, and which often retraced the journey of some of our most famous explorers from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark SIGNED on the half title page. Maps, photographs. xii, 506 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 64224
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  • RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America. by Heat-Moon, William Least.
    Heat-Moon, William Least.
    RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific using inland waterways of the United States - a trip which covered 5000 miles - more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed, and which often retraced the journey of some of our most famous explorers from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark Maps, photographs. xii, 506 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-395-636264.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 49762
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  • PRAIRYERTH: A Deep Map. by Heat-Moon, William Least (William Trogdon.)
    Heat-Moon, William Least (William Trogdon.)
    PRAIRYERTH: A Deep Map.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second book, this one an in-depth exploration of the history and people of Chase County in the Flint Hills of central Kansas - the last remaining grand expanse of tallgrass prairie in the US. 624 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 13201
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  • Jennings, Peter and Todd Brewster.
    IN SEARCH OF AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - A journey through America based on the idea of looking at the principles on which America was founded, and then searching for how those principles have survived. The authors found that they 'have been shaken, molded, adapted and assaulted, yet remarkably they endure.' A beautifully produced, oversized book filled with full-color photographs and thought-provoking text with an original issue price of $50.00. Includes a reading list, source notes, index. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-67086.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 28228
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  • Joyce, Rosemary O.
    A BEARER OF TRADITION: Dwight Stump, Basketmaker.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the life of Stump who learned as the basket making tradition as a boy of 17 in Hocking, Ohio, and who continued this all his life, and also a detailed look at the process of making white-oak, round-rod baskets. Based on many years of oral interviews, and well-illustrated with photographs. 241 pages including appendices on traditional basketmakers of all kinds in the US, references, index. Large format. ISBN: 0-8203-11480.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 14408
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  • HIGHWAY 50: Ain't That America. by Lilliefors, Jim.
    Lilliefors, Jim.
    HIGHWAY 50: Ain't That America.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing. (1993) dj. Hardcover - An account of the author's journey across America on Highway 50 - from aOcean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. Double page map. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 219 p. ISBN: 1555910734.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58345
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  • UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR. by Lord, Francis A. (illustrations by Arthur Wise.)
    Lord, Francis A. (illustrations by Arthur Wise.)
    UNIFORMS OF THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London & South Brunswick: Thomas Yoseloff, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An interesting and well-researched book which points out that the traditional commonly-held idea that the Southern soldiers wore gray and the North blue was not always true, especially for the Confederates - and that many uniforms were much more colorful - and many units, on both sides, had their own distinctive uniforms. Includes an appendix which lists uniform suppliers to both armies. Illustrated with many black and white photographs and drawings byArthur Wise, bibliography, index. Large format, measuring 11 1/2 inches tall by 8 3/4 inches wide. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-498-067319.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to dj, and rubbing and wear to folds.)

    Book ID: 35329
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  • PLAYMATES OF THE TOWPATH: Happy Memories of the Canal Swimmers' Society. by Ludwig, Charles.
    Ludwig, Charles.
    PLAYMATES OF THE TOWPATH: Happy Memories of the Canal Swimmers' Society.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Cincinnati: Ohio: Cincinnati Times-Star, 1929. SIGNED - In historic downtown Cincinnati, Central Parkway is a landmark avenue, noted for its width. "But under the parkway was once the Miami & Erie Canal, which connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River. Completed in 1845, the canal was a vital means of transportation of goods through the state. Railroads put the canal out of business, but it remained a waterway through Cincinnati well into the twentieth century. As Cincinnati burgeoned into a modern urban metropolis, the canal became a playing ground for the city's daring youth and adults." A book compiled by Charles Ludwig, a Cincinnati Times-Star reporter and a canal swimmer himself,upon the end of the Canal, one which gathers…

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    Cincinnati: Ohio: Cincinnati Times-Star, 1929. SIGNED - In historic downtown Cincinnati, Central Parkway is a landmark avenue, noted for its width. "But under the parkway was once the Miami & Erie Canal, which connected Lake Erie with the Ohio River. Completed in 1845, the canal was a vital means of transportation of goods through the state. Railroads put the canal out of business, but it remained a waterway through Cincinnati well into the twentieth century. As Cincinnati burgeoned into a modern urban metropolis, the canal became a playing ground for the city's daring youth and adults." A book compiled by Charles Ludwig, a Cincinnati Times-Star reporter and a canal swimmer himself,upon the end of the Canal, one which gathers together stories and vignettes celebrating the canal's recreational past. A presentation copy warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Illustrated with many vintage photographs, reproductions of newspaper clippings. 160 pp.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated green wrappers (rather significant biopredation and chipping to the edges of the textblock - only affecting the margins, so the book is still very readable) Uncommon in the original edition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 79718
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  • IN A SHAKER KITCHEN: 100 Recipes from the Shaker Tradition. by MacMillan, Norma.
    MacMillan, Norma.
    IN A SHAKER KITCHEN: 100 Recipes from the Shaker Tradition.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a long introduction with information about the Shakers and their food preparation, kitchens, etc, plus 100 recipes accompanied by numerous full-page color photographs. Bibliography, index. Oversized format. 151 pp. ISBN: 0-684-801108.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44882
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  • McHugh, Joe; Paula Blasius,illustrator.
    RUFF TALES: High Octane Stories from the Ruff Creek General Store.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Auburn, CA] Catalpa Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous folk tales centered on a general store in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, but also equally at home in the bayous of Louisiana, and the front porches of New England. Among the classic themes are the hen-pecked husband, the stubborn mule, the restless ghost and more. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-961994304.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 24673
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  • McHugh, Joe; Paula Blasius,illustrator.
    RUFF TALES: High Octane Stories from the Ruff Creek General Store.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Auburn, CA] Catalpa Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous folk tales centered on a general store in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, but also equally at home in the bayous of Louisiana, and the front porches of New England. Among the classic themes are the hen-pecked husband, the stubborn mule, the restless ghost and more. SIGNED on the title page by both the author and the illustrator. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-961994304.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37643
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  • Merz, Charles.
    THE GREAT AMERICAN BAND WAGON,

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Literary Guild of America, 1928. Hardcover - While this might have been a tongue-in-cheek criticism of the excesses of the "roaring twenties" it is amazing how it still describes the United States -whether it is taken to the road in the chapters "The once open road" and "Caravan" or the fascination with "Bigger and better murders", golf, boxing, movies, junk food ("soda fountains" where "the food is bogus" even though wrapped in strictly sanitary packages) and more. Illustrated with drawings by Howard W. Willard. 263 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering (spine rubbed, lettering faded), lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43475
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  • JAMES A. MICHENER'S USA: The People and the Land. by Michener, James A.
    Michener, James A.
    JAMES A. MICHENER'S USA: The People and the Land.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - A large format book illustrated with many photographs. Produced in conjunction with the 5-part teleivision series of the same name. Foreword by Michener, edited by Peter Chaitin. Index. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-517545276.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11475
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  • THE GREAT BONANZA: Illustrated Narrative of Adventure and Discovery in Gold Mining, Silver Mining, Among Raftsmen, in the Oil Regions, Whaling, Hunting, Fishing, and Fighting. by Optic, Oliver; , Ballantyne, R. M., Hall, Captain Charles W., Bishop, C. E., Taylor, Frank H., and Others
    Optic, Oliver; , Ballantyne, R. M., Hall, Captain Charles W., Bishop, C. E., Taylor, Frank H., and Others
    THE GREAT BONANZA: Illustrated Narrative of Adventure and Discovery in Gold Mining, Silver Mining, Among Raftsmen, in the Oil Regions, Whaling, Hunting, Fishing, and Fighting.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston & New York: Lee & Shepard / Lee, Shepard & Dillingham, 1876. Hardcover first edition - The title story is about silver mining in Virginia City, Nevada - but this includes a lot more, as the subtitle indicates. Includes a frontispiece., and over 200 illustrations by W.L. Sheppard, Frank Merrill and others. 261 pp plus a final illustration. Slightly oversized.

    Condition: Good only in original red cloth with gilt panels and a stamped illustration on the front cover - wear to the covers, some spine slant, corners bumped, etc. (the blank pages at the beginning and end were used for arithmetic problems - in pencil)

    Book ID: 71248
    Keywords: Americana
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  • WESTERN PEACE OFFICER: A Legacy of Law and Order. by Prassel, Frank Richard.
    Prassel, Frank Richard.
    WESTERN PEACE OFFICER: A Legacy of Law and Order.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1981.) dj. Hardcover - Describes the activities of a number of law-enforcement agencies, from those hired by banks, railroads, cattlemen associations, hired private detectives to Indian Police, Pinkerton men, Texas Rangers, Canadian Mounties, and the Mexican Rurales and the role they played in the West. Among the individual lawmen who are included in this book are Dallas Stoudenmire, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Frank Wattron of Arizona, and many others. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 330 pp. ISBN: 0-806110104.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, one short closed tear to dj).

    Book ID: 40029
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