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  • DEAREST DOROTHY, ARE WE THERE YET? Book 1. by Baumbich, Charlene Ann.
    Baumbich, Charlene Ann.
    DEAREST DOROTHY, ARE WE THERE YET? Book 1.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Carmel, NY: Guideposts, (2002.). Hardcover - "And now, welcome to Partonville, a circle-in-the-square town in the northern part of southern Illinois, where oldsters are young, trees have names and cars don't fly." 202 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 47061
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  • WABASH. by Butler, Robert Olen
    Butler, Robert Olen
    WABASH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fifth novel, set in 1932 in the town of Wabash on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River - a town dominated by the steel mill also called Wabash. INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and dated in 1994. 207 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Douglas Fraser. ISBN: 0-394-55597X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60589
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  • Campbell, Tacie and Thomas J. Jr.
    GALENA'S DESOTO HOUSE 1853.

    Edition: 2nd edition.

    Galena, IL: Pilot House Perspectives, (1990.). Brochure recounting the story of a historic hotel, called in its heyday, when the lead mines in Galena were bustling, 'the largest hotel in the Northwest.' Illustrated with vintage photographs. Notes, 40 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 39406
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  • BILLY MORROW JACKSON: INTERPRETATIONS OF TIME AND LIGHT by [Jackson, Billy Morrow] Wooden, Howard E.
    [Jackson, Billy Morrow] Wooden, Howard E.
    BILLY MORROW JACKSON: INTERPRETATIONS OF TIME AND LIGHT

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful large format book containing almost 100 reproductions of paintings - most in full color - by Jackson, a contemporary American realist and one of the leading landscape artists of the Midwest. Included are'the Illinois prairie landscapes, as well as the cityscapes, townscapes, interior views, works with social and political themes, and murals done by Jackson over the past forty years, all of them reflecting his fascination with the subtle yet pervasive impact of time and light on art and on life.' Extensive text by Wooden, notes, listings of the figures and of Jackson's exhibitions, index. 147 pp., oblong format, printed on heavy glossy paper throughout. A volume in the series Visions of Illinois. ISBN: 0-252017358.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with some sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 31960
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  • [Lakeside Classics] Angle, Paul M., editor.
    PIONEERS: Narratives of Noah Harris Letts and Thomas Allen Banning 1825 - 1865.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Co. (Lakeside Press) 1972. Hardcover first edition - The 70th Lakeside Classic: the first publication of two manuscripts describing 19th century pioneer life in Illinois and the Midwest and in Texas. Includes historical introduction, illustrated with maps and drawings. Index. List of previous titles in series. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt (a little mottling to the cloth, binding tight, contents fine.)

    Book ID: 33396
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  • THE BROTHERS: A Novel of the Early Settlement of Southern Illinois. by Randle, Edwin H., Brigadier General, US Army, Retired.
    Randle, Edwin H., Brigadier General, US Army, Retired.
    THE BROTHERS: A Novel of the Early Settlement of Southern Illinois.

    Edition: First edition.

    Clearwater, Florida: Eldnar Press, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Map frontispiece, small drawings at the tail of each chapter. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated 11/16/'84 (in the year of publication) 306 pp. ISBN: 0-912726059.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66309
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  • BOOK OF THE WESTERN SUBURBS: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present. by White, Marian A..
    White, Marian A..
    BOOK OF THE WESTERN SUBURBS: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: J. Harrison White, 1912. Hardcover first edition - From the author's foreword - "the author has endeavored to faithfully portray the evolution of the Grand Prairie of Illinois into the delightful suburban sites found today. In order that the traditional and legendary associations might be more intelligently comprehended, it was thought advisable to commence with that particular portion of the prairie over which the Jesuit Fathers blazed the way. From the letters and journals of the latter, as well as from other authoritative sources, have been culled facts, vital to the telling of the story of the yesterday and today, of the highways and byways past and present associated with the traditions of the Western Suburbs. The struggles…

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    Chicago: J. Harrison White, 1912. Hardcover first edition - From the author's foreword - "the author has endeavored to faithfully portray the evolution of the Grand Prairie of Illinois into the delightful suburban sites found today. In order that the traditional and legendary associations might be more intelligently comprehended, it was thought advisable to commence with that particular portion of the prairie over which the Jesuit Fathers blazed the way. From the letters and journals of the latter, as well as from other authoritative sources, have been culled facts, vital to the telling of the story of the yesterday and today, of the highways and byways past and present associated with the traditions of the Western Suburbs. The struggles and hardships overcome by the pioneers, the undaunted courage of both men and women in the early days of settlement, when 'cities were planned in their comeliness for a future heritage', should be familiar to the youth of succeeding generations. Local traditions and legends should be fostered, for only by this method can we hope to attain to that which is an incentive to love of country and pride in, and reverence for its institutions. This is the spirit exemplified by those whose homes appear in the following pages; they were approached with intelligence and they responded in like manner." Illustrated throughout with sepia toned photographs, mostly of distinguished houses. Brief bibliography. Table of contents and list of photographs at end of book. 184 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in brown illustrated paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine, corners bumped, spine fraying on the side, gift inscription on front pastedown, but still a decent copy of a very hard to find first ediiton. .

    Book ID: 71829
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