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  • UNCLE SAM AT HOME. by Bridge, James Howard (Harold Brydges)
    Bridge, James Howard (Harold Brydges)
    UNCLE SAM AT HOME.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1888. Illustrated with small drawings throughout. Commentary on the character of Americans from family life and bonnets to criminals, to Anglomaniacs, and relaxation. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054467.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57392
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  • Dary,David.
    ENTREPRENEURS OF THE OLD WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A detailed account of the 'silent army' of merchants, outfitters, freighters, land speculators, town builders, railroad promoters and others... who came after the mountain men and fur traders." Illustrated with 120 contemporary photographs and line drawings and 20 pen and ink drawings by Al M. Napoletano. Notes, bibliography, index. 368 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8032-65727.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (faint stamp inside front free endpaper.)

    Book ID: 33585
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  • THE IRON SNAKE. by Hardy, Ronald.
    Hardy, Ronald.
    THE IRON SNAKE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Story of the Uganda Railway. The line from Mombasa to Victoria Nyanza, 582 miles in length, is still the mainspring of Kenya's economic life. This books describes the men who planned it and built it, the dangers they encountered from wild beasts and savage tribes, and the politics of colonial expansion which were really behind it. Photographs, sources. 318 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75370
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  • NOTES OF A TOUR IN AMERICA. FROM AUGUST 7TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH, 1877. by Vivian, H. Hussey.
    Vivian, H. Hussey.
    NOTES OF A TOUR IN AMERICA. FROM AUGUST 7TH TO NOVEMBER 17TH, 1877.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1878. Folding frontispiece map. The author, a member of Parliament, traveled from Halifax in Nova Scotia, to Boston, New York, Saratoga, etc, and then went across to the Pacific and back on the Union Pacific Railroad, taking in the California sites, including Yosemite. Vivian visited Utah and includes notes on the Mormons and polygamy. As a metallurgist, he devotes a significant amount of attention to the mining districts and the mineral resources of Nevada, Utah and California. Comments on the Chinese questions, frequent statements like loving the "darkies" and preferring "the niggers, etc." A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. iii, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054769.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57391
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