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  • AMERICAN FALLS. by Batchelor, John Calvin.
    Batchelor, John Calvin.
    AMERICAN FALLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third novel, an epic historical novel set during the Civil War. Includes a list of the characters and a calendar of the War. 570 pp. ISBN: 0-393-022110.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some staining to the edges of the textblock, edgewear to the dj.).

    Book ID: 57352
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  • AMERICAN FALLS. by Batchelor, John Calvin.
    Batchelor, John Calvin.
    AMERICAN FALLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third novel, an epic historical novel set during the Civil War. Includes a list of the characters and a calendar of the War. 570 pp. ISBN: 0-393-022110.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65003
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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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  • THE DAY THE FALLS STOOD STILL. by Buchanan, Cathy Marie.
    Buchanan, Cathy Marie.
    THE DAY THE FALLS STOOD STILL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Canadian author's first novel set in 1915, against the backdrop of the Niagara Falls, during the Great War and at the dawn of the hydroelectric age.Illustrated with vintage photographs. 305 pp. ISBN: 1401340970.

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

    Book ID: 56831
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  • Sodden, Garrett.
    FALLING: How Our Greatest Fear Became Our Greatest Thrill - A History.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The "story of how gravity pioneers transformed an ancient terror - the sensation of falling - into the modern thrill that powers extreme sports, monstrous amusement rides, and a youth culture obsessed with 'getting air.' It's a hair-raising tour, with nineteenth-century parachutists plummeting to their deaths before thousands, British lords tumbling from Alpine peaks, Hollywood stuntmen dropping from biplanes to freight trains, drunken carousers outrunning police to make the world's first bungee jump, and X Games athletes such as stunt bike rider Mat Hoffman explaining their bone-breaking passion." Illustrated. Notes, bibliography, index. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-393-054136.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48287
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  • Urquhart, Jane
    THE WHIRLPOOL

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Godine, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Canadian writer's first novel, set at Niagara Falls in the summer of 1889, originally published as a trade paperback in Canada in 1986. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-87923-8062.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32802
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  • QUEEN OF THE FALLS. by Van Allsburg, Chris.
    Van Allsburg, Chris.
    QUEEN OF THE FALLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true story of Annie Edson Taylor (1838-1921), a plump grandmotherly woman of 63 who, hoping for fame and riches, decided to be the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, as told by this Caldecott award winning writer. She was not only the first one to do so - she remains the only woman to successfully do this alone. Illustrated by Van Allsburg in sepia toned drawings. Tall format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0547315812.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (an unread copy but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 68527
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