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  • Braden, James (1872-1955)
    CAPTIVES THREE: The Boys Pioneer Series #3.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (1927). Hardcover - The author's third book for young adults, originally published in 1904. An adventure story of settlers and the Indians set along the Ohio River. Illustrated by Fred A. Elliott. Plain frontispiece. 249 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth with a pasted on illustration of an Indian standing in a canoe on the front cover (gift inscription dated Christmas 1927). No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71762
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  • Czatt, John H., M.D.
    MIGHTY TIMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Co., (1961.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of an early 20th century medical doctor, born in Ohio, and who, after serving overseas during World War I, went to medical school and practiced medicine both in Columbus, Ohio and then in Modesto, California. He was also very active in the community - especially with the Boy Scouts. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper "To some very wonderful people, wholesome and patient and thoughtful" (not personalized.) Fronstispiece. 327 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (some chipping and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 36958
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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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  • AN OPEN BOOK: Coming of Age in the Heartland. by Dirda, Michael .
    Dirda, Michael .
    AN OPEN BOOK: Coming of Age in the Heartland.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2003). First edition - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist recounts his 1950s and '60s childhood in the Midwestern steel town of Lorian, Ohio. The only boy of four children, he grew up in a blue-collar family with a father who "hated his lot in life with every particle of his moody, dissatisfied soul." To escape from home life, he buried himself in books - and describes many of them here. Photographs. Includes Dirda's book list. 330 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75890
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  • CLOUDS WITHOUT RAIN: An Ohio Amish Mystery. by Gaus, P. L.
    Gaus, P. L.
    CLOUDS WITHOUT RAIN: An Ohio Amish Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Plume, (2001.). Mystery featuring Professor Michael Brandon, set among the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio. 200 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66571
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  • SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD: An Ohio Amish Mystery. by Gaus, P. L.
    Gaus, P. L.
    SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD: An Ohio Amish Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Professor Michael Brandon receives a visit from an Amish man who claims his brother, a dwarf like himself, was murdered, and he gets involved in the investigation of several seemingly unrelated incidents. SIGNED on the title page. 201 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 48679
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  • SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD: An Ohio Amish Mystery. by Gaus, P. L.
    Gaus, P. L.
    SEPARATE FROM THE WORLD: An Ohio Amish Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Professor Michael Brandon receives a visit from an Amish man who claims his brother, a dwarf like himself, was murdered, and he gets involved in the investigation of several seemingly unrelated incidents. SIGNED on the title page. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-8214-18154.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 48701
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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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  • THE INLAND ISLAND by Johnson, Josephine W.
    Johnson, Josephine W.
    THE INLAND ISLAND

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. dj. Hardcover - A beautifully evocative description of the year, month by month, as observed on the author's Ohio farm, contrasted with expressions of anger at the current war (Vietnam) and all of man's inhumanity to man. Illustrated with drawings by Mel Klapholz. 159 pp,. ISBN: 0-671-201778.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31722
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  • THE INLAND ISLAND by Johnson, Josephine W.
    Johnson, Josephine W.
    THE INLAND ISLAND

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. dj. Hardcover - A beautifully evocative description of the year, month by month, as observed on the author's Ohio farm, contrasted with expressions of anger at the current war (Vietnam) and all of man's inhumanity to man. Illustrated with drawings by Mel Klapholz. 159 pp,. ISBN: 0-671-201778.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 42223
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  • A QUAKER LOVE STORY and Other Poems. by Jones, Maria W.
    Jones, Maria W.
    A QUAKER LOVE STORY and Other Poems.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: J. L. Regan & Co., Printers, 1885. Hardcover first edition - The title poem retells in verse a story first told by the 'heroine' sixty years ago - that is, it was a story of travel over 400 miles of rough mountains by two young women, courting and love, set on the Virginia - Ohio border in the 1820s. The other poems had been published in such magazines as Scribner's, The Century, etc. Engraved frontispiece, one other illustration of Prospect Hill (by Baker), a few decorative tailpieces. 79 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front cover, beveled edges to the boards, decorative endpapers. Gift inscription to "Miss Bigelow from Laura April 15th, 1886" and small bookplate of Oakella Bigelow (1857-1916, Toledo, Ohio.)

    Book ID: 41044
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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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  • GOLD RUSH DIARY: Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849. by Perkins, Elisha Douglass; edited by Thomas D. Clark,
    Perkins, Elisha Douglass; edited by Thomas D. Clark,
    GOLD RUSH DIARY: Being the Journal of Elisha Douglass Perkins on the Overland Trail in the Spring and Summer of 1849.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, (1968.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Douglass Perkins traveled overland to Sacramento from Marietta, Ohio, with 5 companions, and used mules to pack his supplies, rather than wagons. He found only disappointment and death in California, but left behind an unusually full and well-written narrative, one which has also been well-edited and extensively annotated. Illustrated with drawings and maps; appendices; bibliography; index. Large format. xxv, 206 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some minor rubbing and soiling to the dj.) Rather uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 53861
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  • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDITOR OF STATE, TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OHIO, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1892. by Poe, E. W., Auditor of State.
    Poe, E. W., Auditor of State.
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDITOR OF STATE, TO THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OHIO, for the fiscal year ending November 15, 1892.

    Edition: First thus.

    Norwalk, Ohio: The Lanning Printing Company, State Printers, 1893. Hardcover first edition - Consists almost entirely of charts and tables. Index. 430 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine - library bookplate on front pastedown, spine beginning to split along side, usual significant toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 79350
    Keywords: History: USA, ohio
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  • SUNDAY, MONDAY AND ALWAYS. by Powell, Dawn (1896-1965.)
    Powell, Dawn (1896-1965.)
    SUNDAY, MONDAY AND ALWAYS.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: W. H. Allen, 1955. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Powell's first - and only - collection of short stories, selected by Powell as the best of the many she had published in the New Yorker and elsewhere. Although the quality of these eighteen stories is a bit uneven, some - including the wonderful first story 'You Should Have Brought Your Mink' - capture in a few pages the themes of her novels. Boldly and warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To dearest Pamela & George, this lesson in sheer ugliness - (I mean the jacket!), Love, Dawn" with an addendum about her signature "I never made a D like that before." 202 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket (light toning to the pages, some chipping to the upper edge of the dust jacket spine, toning to the spine and the white background of the back cover of the dj, )

    Book ID: 44939
    Keywords: ohio, Women Authors
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  • THIS EARTH YOU'LL COME BACK TO. by Roether, Barbara.
    Roether, Barbara.
    THIS EARTH YOU'LL COME BACK TO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Kingston, NY: McPherson & Co, (2015). First edition - The author's first novel (although not her first book, preceded by poetry and essays) -the story of a working family from the rich Ohio farmlands of the 1850s to the rustbelt ruins of 2005 - "Rose Healy of Blanchardville, Ohio, child bootlegger, WWII veteran, devoted reader of Tolstoy, and heroic mother of ten, had the nerve to die before her youngest daughter could get home. Which, as Rose would say, was her own damn fault. Yet, when Stephanie returns after the funeral, restless and plagued by the same unease that drove her away thirty years earlier, she discovers that death is no object when two women need to talk" 250 pp. . ISBN: 9781620540152.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 66758
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  • Sears, Stella R.
    MY STORY: A Bit of Family History.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Privately Printed, 1948. Hardcover first edition - Family history (the Richardson family of North Carolina and Ohio as well as the Sears family) and an account of growing up in Ohio, and then living in California, by the wife of a long time Stanford University professor. Photographs. 105 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine in light blue cloth with gold lettering. - slight stain on upper edge of boards.

    Book ID: 15138
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  • FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.
    FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.

    Edition: First thus.

    Cincinnati, Ohio: J. Church & Co, 1866. First edition - A striking picture, originally the cover to a sheet music booklet containing the "Fire Fiend Galop." This is a dramatic and brightly colored lithograph of Cincinnati's burning opera house overwhelmed by the bright red and orange flames filling the sky. A crowd of onlookers watch as firefighters spray their hoses at the building, and visible through the flames is the title of the current production "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Lithograph by the noted firm of Civil War lithographers, Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. of Cincinnati. Copyright information below illustration showing John Church, Jr., Ohio, 1866. Large format, measuring 10 1/2" x 13 3/4"

    Condition: Good overall - some wear to the edges, small staple holes on the left side, a faint embossed seal of Church in upper right and some even more faint penciled notations.

    Book ID: 78976
    Keywords: Ephemera, lithograph, ohio
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