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THE LINDEN MURDERS: UNSOLVED!
Edition: 8th printing, a small trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.
Batavia, NY: Hodgins Printing, (1988, c 1984.). First edition - An account of five brutal murders in the tiny hamlet of Linden in Genesee County, New York, between 1917-1924 by a local author who was personally familiar with the area. Murders which were never solved. This book also provides a picture of the birth of a modern state police force, and of changing times even in rural areas. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Although this has been reprinted several times, it remains difficult to find in any printing. 160 pp.
Condition: Very good in glossy black wrappers with red and white lettering.Book ID: 78458More details Price: $45.00
FROM TRAIL TO RAIl! Being a History of the City of Roseville, California. 1864-1909.
Edition: First edition.
Roseville, CA: By the author /Fisher Printing and Lithograph Co, (1964). First edition - Local history of a town which gained its importance when the Central Pacific Railroad went through it in 1864-1869. Illustrated with many photographs. Index. 111 pp.
Condition: Very good overall (previous owner's name, glued binding beginning to give way)Book ID: 78106More details Price: $21.50
PIONEER STORIES OF FURNAS COUNTY NEBRASKA.
Nebraska, Furnas County Centennial Committee, (1967). Hardcover - Originally published in 1914, this contains stories from 32 early settlers as compiled from the files of the Beaver City Times-Tribune. Reissued with a new introduction by the Centennial Committee. Illustrated throughout with photographs. 212 pp.
Condition: Very good in sturdy blue cloth with gilt lettering - a tight and clean copy. Uncommon.Book ID: 77052More details Price: $35.00
SUMMIT: A Gold Rush History of Summit County, Colorado.
Edition: First edition.
Silverthorne, Colorado: Alpenrose Press, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Stories of Breckenridge, Montezuma, Dillon, Frisco and other mining towns. Illustrated with photographs and small drawings throughout. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page. Index, 334 pp. ISBN: 0-96036241X.
Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket.Book ID: 82287More details Price: $25.00
ARDMORE: Memory and Story.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland: Ardmore Pottery Shop, (2000). SIGNED first edition - A combination of local history, traditions with a dash of humor, by a woman born in Ardmore in 1919 and who lived there all her life. Ardmore is a small seaside village o the south coast of Ireland, with a history going back to at least the 5th century. SIGNED on the title page. Foreword by Fergal Keane. Illustrated with photographs, some in full color. Double page hand-drawn map. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-953890309.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (inscription on title page).Book ID: 76346More details Price: $40.00
FALLOUT FROM THE SKELETON'S CLOSET: A Light Look at San Diego History.
Edition: Second edition, a large format trade paperback.
San Diego, CA: San Diego Independent, 1968. Lockwood uses his talents as a newsman to recreate San Diego's past, including dusting off some of the skeletons in the closet - a soundly based history presented through a series of "bubbling vignettes'' illustrated throughout with vintage photographs. Large format, 144 pp.
Condition: Very good in illustrated red wrappers (gift inscription.)Book ID: 55580More details Price: $14.50
CHILD OF A KING.
Edition: First printing.
Volcano, CA: California Traveler, 1972. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the history of the author's family and of the small towns which lined the Millertown Road from Stockton to Visalia to Tuolome (on the eastern side of the central valley, and in the lower foothills of the Sierras), an account of the first attempt to build Buchanan Dam on the Chowchilla River, back in the 1880's , and of the Ghost Settlement of Buchanan." SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in 1980. 152 pp plus 12 historic photographs.
Condition: Fne in a very good- dust jacket. (overall edgewear to the dj)Book ID: 38986More details Price: $25.00
HISTORY OF AMADOR COUNTY CALIFORNIA with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Jackson, CA: Cenotto Publications, (1994). Hardcover - Facsimile edition of original 1881 Thompson & West edition. Illustrated with numerous vintage plates. Includes chapters on General Sutter and Sutter's fort, the Gold Rush, the Donner Party, mining, agriculture and the many small communities in the county and a chronological history. Large format. vii, 344 pp. ISBN: 0-938121073.
Condition: Fine (a new copy) in rich brown boards with gilt lettering.Book ID: 69031More details Price: $65.00
THE TOWN THAT FOUGHT TO SAVE ITSELF.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
New York: Pantheon, (1976). First edition - When the beach at Bolinas (referred to as Briones in this book) was hit by a huge and damaging oil spill, followed by a plan from the local Public Utilities District to create a massive and expensive sewer system, the residents of the town rallied and took control. Bolinas,just north of San Franciso in Marin County, is still known for its quirkiness and its reclusiveness - and also for being incredibly expensive. "Bolinas has so far staved off homogenization through town meetings and a nucleus of concerned citizenry. Schell's chatty, generally good humored diary of one year in a four year fight to limit growth on this incomparable little peninsula is as…(more)
New York: Pantheon, (1976). First edition - When the beach at Bolinas (referred to as Briones in this book) was hit by a huge and damaging oil spill, followed by a plan from the local Public Utilities District to create a massive and expensive sewer system, the residents of the town rallied and took control. Bolinas,just north of San Franciso in Marin County, is still known for its quirkiness and its reclusiveness - and also for being incredibly expensive. "Bolinas has so far staved off homogenization through town meetings and a nucleus of concerned citizenry. Schell's chatty, generally good humored diary of one year in a four year fight to limit growth on this incomparable little peninsula is as direct as a letter home." (Edward Hoagland, NY Times). Illustrated with photographs by Ilka Hartmann (both Schell and Hartmann lived in Bolinas, so they knew the town and its people well) Slightly oversized oblong format. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-394731697.(less)
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (remainder mark, minor wear to covers).Book ID: 82278More details Price: $125.00
EARLY DAYS IN THE OZARKS: Book I of IV Books.
Edition: First thus - a slim booklet.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas: Times - Echo Press, 1950. First edition - An unofficial history of Madison County, Arkansas from the arrival of the first covered wagon in 1827 through the Civil War and legends of buried treasure. Cover by Elizabeth Baker. 45 pp.
Condition: Good overall in stapled illustrated gold wrappers (some soiling to the covers, toning to the pages)Book ID: 81854More details Price: $15.00
THE DAYS OF OLD, THE DAYS OF GOLD.
Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.
Oroville, California: Las Plumas Publications, 1965. First edition - Stories of the early settlers, gold miners, and towns of Plumas County - including the Cherokee diamond mine, the Bidwell Mansion in Chico, the Feather River, Madame Franklin of Bangor, and more. Illustrated with vintage and contemporary photographs, drawings, map. Large format - 11 by 8.25 inches. 56 pp .
Condition: Near fine in stapled illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 32470More details Price: $12.00