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  • POST, C.C. (Charles Cyrell Post)
    DRIVEN FROM SEA TO SEA; or, Just a Campin.'

    Philadelphia & Chicago: Elliot & Beezley, 1888. Original light brown diagonally fine ribbed pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt. All edges gilt. Brown on white floral endpapers. (3)-414 pp + one leaf of testimonials + blank leaf. Numerous illustrations in text. Minor cover use; cheap paper sl ightly browned; a bright, near fine copy. Wright III, 4351 notes the Chicago: Downey, 1884, edition of 334 pp and also notes a partially reset edition of 333 pp which is no earlier than 1885. This edition, much expanded, not noted by Wright. On page 337 of this copy begins "Part II. Bodies Without Souls", which contains some factual background to the book, quoting letters, the press, and other documents. A…

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    Philadelphia & Chicago: Elliot & Beezley, 1888. Original light brown diagonally fine ribbed pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt. All edges gilt. Brown on white floral endpapers. (3)-414 pp + one leaf of testimonials + blank leaf. Numerous illustrations in text. Minor cover use; cheap paper sl ightly browned; a bright, near fine copy. Wright III, 4351 notes the Chicago: Downey, 1884, edition of 334 pp and also notes a partially reset edition of 333 pp which is no earlier than 1885. This edition, much expanded, not noted by Wright. On page 337 of this copy begins "Part II. Bodies Without Souls", which contains some factual background to the book, quoting letters, the press, and other documents. A very interesting novel about westward migration in America and the crooked doings of some of the railway companies, by one of the first authors to write about his experiences as a cowboy. Quotes many letters of C.P. Huntington.

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    Book ID: 3551
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  • Wolfe, Richard J.
    Early American Music Engraving and Printing: A History of Music Publishing in America from 1787 to 1825 with Commentary on Earlier and Later Practices

    Edition: First Edition

    Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press / Bibliographical Society of America, 1980. Brown cloth. (xx), 321 pp, indexed, illustrated. Fine copy, no owner marks. Tan dust jacket has spine fading, else fine. An excellent reference work on the subject. Note: over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Octavo 0252007263

    Book ID: 25026
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  • SETON, Ernest Thompson
    ERNEST THOMPSON SETON'S AMERICA: selections from the writings of the artist-naturalist. Edited with an introduction by Farida A. Wiley. With contributions by Julia M. Seton. and drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Devin-Adair, 1954. Octavo, yellow cloth stamped in red, red top page edges. pp (xxiv), 413 + plates. Frontispiece portrait and illustrations in text, index. Yellowing to page edges, slight sunning to the red top edges, a few light foxing spots to front free endpaper; near fine otherwise, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has some chips, tears, rubbing, spine lightly sunned, just good but still fairly respectable in appearance.

    Book ID: 42855
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  • MACKIE, Alexander
    FACILE PRINCEPS: the story of the beginning of life insurance in America

    Edition: First Edition

    Lancaster, PA: Presbyterian Ministers' Fund, 1956. Black cloth spine and green boards with cover label, illustrated endpapers. pp (xiv), 292. Illustrated, index. Ex library, with pouch at rear, rubber stamp on front free endpaper, ink notations on verso of title leaf, else fine, no other library marks. The first American life insurance corporation was created by Presbyterian ministers in Philadelphia in 1761.; Octavo

    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 44747
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  • CHOMSKY, Noam
    FAILED STATES: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, 2006. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine jacket. "Systematically dismantling America's claim to being the world's arbiter of democracy, Failed States is Chomsky's most focused -- and urgent -- critique to date."; Octavo

    Book ID: 54132
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  • McLEAN, Evalyn Walsh, with Boyden Sparkes
    FATHER STRUCK IT RICH

    Ouray, Colorado: Bear Creek Publishing Company, 1981. pp (6), (3)-352, [4] + plates. Yellow card covers. VG copy. Facsimile reprint, with new publisher's Preface and Introduction, of the London: Faber, 1936 edition. Errata rubber stamped on verso of title. Thomas Walsh discovered fabulous wealth at the Camp Bird Mine near Ouray, Colorado. No one except Walsh thought to check the mines for gold at a time when the San Juan Mountains were silver country. When he learned the fabulous results of his secret assays, he whispered to Evalyn, Daughter, Ive struck it rich! Daughter Evalyn went on to lead a fabulously rich and extravagant life after she married Edward Beale McLean, whose family owned The Washington Post. They threw…

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    Ouray, Colorado: Bear Creek Publishing Company, 1981. pp (6), (3)-352, [4] + plates. Yellow card covers. VG copy. Facsimile reprint, with new publisher's Preface and Introduction, of the London: Faber, 1936 edition. Errata rubber stamped on verso of title. Thomas Walsh discovered fabulous wealth at the Camp Bird Mine near Ouray, Colorado. No one except Walsh thought to check the mines for gold at a time when the San Juan Mountains were silver country. When he learned the fabulous results of his secret assays, he whispered to Evalyn, Daughter, Ive struck it rich! Daughter Evalyn went on to lead a fabulously rich and extravagant life after she married Edward Beale McLean, whose family owned The Washington Post. They threw spectacular parties, entertained kings and presidents, and lived in huge, grandiose homes. Edward bought Evalyn the Hope diamond, but the curse of the diamond struck their family too. Tragedy struck, and struck hard. A son died and the family fortune was lost. Father Struck it Rich takes the reader from humble times to unbelievable riches and then through tragic bad times. ; Octavo

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    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 44764
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  • McKINLEY, Georgia
    FOLLOW THE RUNNING GRASS

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1971. Brown boards. Light foxing to page edges, else fine. Cream jacket has slightest of sunning to flap folds, spine, else fine. First novel, second book, of this Texas author who won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Story of a Dallas, Texas, family.

    Book ID: 2079
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  • From San Francisco Along the Line of the Western Pacific Railroad; the Feather River Route to Salt Lake City (cover title)
    From San Francisco Along the Line of the Western Pacific Railroad; the Feather River Route to Salt Lake City (cover title)

    Chicago: The Interstate Company, 1944. Blue card covers printed in gilt and dark blue, sepia photographic label on front cover. pp [44]. unpaged. Photos throughout. Soft crease / curl to upper outer corners; 1945 ink name at front; else fine. ; Oblong quarto

    Book ID: 50518
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  • DILKE, Charles Wentworth, Sir
    GREATER BRITAIN: A Record of Travel in English-Speaking Countries. Third Edition.

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1869. Octavo, original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. pp (xvi), (17)-561, [1], (1, ads). 11 illustrations and 6 maps in text. Indexed. One dime-sized damp spot to front cover, damp streaks to rear cover; Odd Fellows bookplate inside front cover; page edges yellowed; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, hinges not cracked. Part I covers the USA including Utah, with one short chapter on Canada; Part II covers the Pacific, including Pitcairn Island, and the Maories; Part III is about Australia; Part IV covers Ceylon (two chapters), and India. Flake 2839 (3 chapters are on the Mormons).

    Book ID: 42913
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  • HARRISON, TEXAS: eight television plays by FOOTE, Horton
    FOOTE, Horton
    HARRISON, TEXAS: eight television plays

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956. Cloth & boards.Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner corner of rear panel, spine lightly yellowed, VG otherwise. Contains "A Young Lady of Property," "John Turner Davis," "The Tears of My Sister," "The Death of the Old Man," "Expectant Relations," "The Midnight Caller," "The Dancers," and "The Trip to Bountiful." An attractive copy of Foote's first book, published simultaneously with his novel THE CHASE. Originally broadcast in 1953 and 1954, the teleplay of "A Trip to Bountiful" featured Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. It was later adapted for the stage; Foote awrote the screenplay for the 1985 film version which featured Geraldine Page, which…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956. Cloth & boards.Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner corner of rear panel, spine lightly yellowed, VG otherwise. Contains "A Young Lady of Property," "John Turner Davis," "The Tears of My Sister," "The Death of the Old Man," "Expectant Relations," "The Midnight Caller," "The Dancers," and "The Trip to Bountiful." An attractive copy of Foote's first book, published simultaneously with his novel THE CHASE. Originally broadcast in 1953 and 1954, the teleplay of "A Trip to Bountiful" featured Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. It was later adapted for the stage; Foote awrote the screenplay for the 1985 film version which featured Geraldine Page, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, and Foote a nomination for his screenplay. Horton Foote, from Wharton, TX, was one of the leading American screenwriters for 1950s TV as well as for the silver screen (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies, Of Mice and Men, Baby the Rain Must Fall,

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    Book ID: 46726
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  • SCHAEFER, Jack
    HEROES WITHOUT GLORY. Some Goodmen of the Old West.

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. Just a touch of rubbing to spine tips, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has slight spine sunning; rubbing to folds; a few short tears, tiny rubbed chips; about VG.

    Book ID: 4260
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  • MAGNAN, l'Abbé D.-M.-A. (Denis Michel Aristide Magnan).
    Histoire de la race française aux États-Unis. Ouvrage illustré de 18 gravures hors texte et d'une carte géographique.

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Charles Amat, 1912. [4], (xx), (359) pp + plates and one folding map. Canadian issue, bound in publisher's half grey-green cloth and marbled boards, with "Beauchemin" spine imprint. Tanning to endpapers from binding materials; small corner torn from front free endpaper; one inch tear to fore margin of half-title leaf neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape (no text affected); spine very lightly darkened; else a fine tight copy, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Octavo.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 21254
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  • PARKHURST, Frederick S.
    HISTORY OF KENMORE, Erie County, New York

    Edition: First printing

    Kenmore, NY: Author, 1926. Black cloth. pp 96 + 4 plates. Brown spot to fore margin of pp 26-31, light soiling elsewhere, a good, sound copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50196
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  • BEACHLEY, Charles E., compiler
    HISTORY OF THE CONSOLIDATATION COAL COMPANY 1864-1934

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Consolidation Coal Company, 1934. Quarto, red boards. pp (10), 100. Illustrated. Slight rubbing to edges, else a VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names. A fifty year company history. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 43713
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  • TAPPERT, Theodore G.
    HISTORY OF THE LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT PHILADELPHIA 1864-1964

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1964. Blue cloth. pp (6), (168). Illustrations, index. Sticker shadow on front cover, else a fine copy.

    Book ID: 43645
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  • NIXON, Oliver W.
    HOW MARCUS WHITMAN SAVED OREGON...Introduction by Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus. Second Edition

    New York: Starr Publishing Company, 1895. Second printing. Dark green decorated cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt, black endpapers. pp [2], 339, [3] + 18 plates and 1 folding map. Slight rubbing to spine tips, outer corners, with small bumps to lower outer corners; crease to rear cover; cracked rear inner hinge neatly repaired; weak crack and crease to rear board; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 29547
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  • DAVIS, Jane E.
    JAMESTOWN AND HER NEIGHBORS ON VIRGINIA'S HISTORIC PENINSULA.

    Richmond, Virginia: Garrett & Massie, 1929. Second printing (1st was 1928). Blue cloth. Endpaper maps. (xii), 100 pp. Photos inserted. Bookplate on front pastedown, else a fine, jacketless copy.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 1391
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  • PARKMAN, Francis
    LETTERS OF FRANCIS PARKMAN. Edited and with an Introduction by Wilbur R. Jacobs

    Edition: First Edition

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1960). Two volumes, brown cloth, in brown cloth slipcase with printed labels, illustrated, indexed. Private owner's ink name on each front free endpaper and his blind stamp on each title leaf. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.; Octavo

    Book ID: 29388
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  • ELIAS, Robert H. and Eugene D. Finch, editors
    LETTERS OF THOMAS ATTWOOD DIGGES (1742-1821)

    Edition: First Edition

    Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1982. Green cloth. pp (lxxxvi), 666. Index. Fine in slightly soiled jacket. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required; Octavo

    Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 44836
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  • MARMIER, (X.) [Xavier Marmier, 1809-92]
    LETTRES SUR L'AMÉRIQUE

    Ixelles lez Bruxelles: Delegigne et Callewaert, 1851. First Belgian edition. Three volumes bound in one. Old binding of half cloth and marbled boards. pp (268); 244, 274 + 6 plates. Spine rebacked some time ago with plain green cloth. Rubbing and peeling to the marbled paper on the boards; inner hinges repaired with archival cloth tape; old (Belgian?) bookseller's rubber stamp on front free endpaper; ugly binding but sound - the text, other than occasional foxing, is VG, clean and unworn. Table of Contents at end of first and second volumes but not at third (lacking?) Sabin 44643. TPL 8139, Gagnon I 310, all describing the Paris, 1851 edition in two volumes. Marmier, a passionate traveller and author, was…

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    Ixelles lez Bruxelles: Delegigne et Callewaert, 1851. First Belgian edition. Three volumes bound in one. Old binding of half cloth and marbled boards. pp (268); 244, 274 + 6 plates. Spine rebacked some time ago with plain green cloth. Rubbing and peeling to the marbled paper on the boards; inner hinges repaired with archival cloth tape; old (Belgian?) bookseller's rubber stamp on front free endpaper; ugly binding but sound - the text, other than occasional foxing, is VG, clean and unworn. Table of Contents at end of first and second volumes but not at third (lacking?) Sabin 44643. TPL 8139, Gagnon I 310, all describing the Paris, 1851 edition in two volumes. Marmier, a passionate traveller and author, was in 1835 attached to the Arctic expedition of the "Recherche". He was elected to the French Academy in 1870. This work recounts his travels in Canada, the United States, Havana, and the Rio de la Plata. Chapters 3-9 of Volume I are on Canada, mostly Montréal and Québec, though he did go to Kingston and thence to Niagara Falls via the American route. The frontispiece of Vol. I is of Niagara Falls.; 12mo

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    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 24893
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