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"Some of My Best Friends ..."

By: EPSTEIN, Benjamin R. ; FORSTER, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962

Edition: Second Printing


In good shape; bears inked presentation remarks and bookplate front free endpaper. Minor scuffing at edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts

By: BUCKLEY Jr., William F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Son, 1978


First edition. A collection of the late Mr. Buckley's essays on a wide variety of subjects. --- In full black cloth covers with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with b&w photo of Mr. Buckley on the Firing Line set. --- With inked gift inscription to front paste-down, and sticker remnants to front free endpaper; otherwise interior is clean and firm. Price-clipped jacket with chips and small tears; in mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 511 pages View more info

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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains Intro. by Daniel J. Boorstin

By: BIRD, Isabella L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma U. S. A., University of Oklahoma Press, 1969

Edition: Fifth Printing


An English lady's travels through the American West in 1873 (alone, on horseback) were captivating to readers in England in the 19th century. This 5th printing of the US edition in good shape; with many b&w engravings. Clean and bright, with minor soiling lower edge. Dust jacket a bit faded at spine; w/a tear and a crease at lower edge. ; 12mo 7" - 7¾" tall; 254 pages View more info

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Barns of Wisconsin

By: APPS, Jerry (text); STRANG, Allen (illustrations)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Trails, 1977


With numerous watercolor and pencil drawings of Wisconsin barns and rural scenes. Text by Mr. Apps details construction and materials used in barns, as well as numerous aspects of rural life in Wisconsin. In nice shape but with some cover corner curling and with prev. owner's inked info. on 1st page. ; 11 in. wide x 8-1/2 in. tall; 143 pages View more info

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Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana

By: POST, Lauren C.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA, Louisiana State University Press, 1990


Vignettes and stories from the cajun country of southwest Louisiana; includes many old photos from the 1930s. In nice shape, a clean, bright and firm copy. Sm. crease, upper cover corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages View more info

City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's, 1995

Edition: First Edition


Nice copy of professor's examination of the city. In outstanding condition, with orig. $23.00 DJ flap unclipped. Remainder mark bottom edge.; 50628; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Country School Memories

By: FALK, Bonnie Hughes

Price: $10.00

Publisher: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, BHF Memories Unlimited, 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by author on first page. With illustrations by Nancy Delage Huber. Stated Fifth Printing, 1990. 'A collection of heartwarming stories from individuals who experienced the one-room school...'. A nice copy; with inked gift remarks on half title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 97 pages View more info

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Cowboying A Tough Job in a Hard Land

By: BECKSTEAD, James H.

Price: $68.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press, 1995


3rd printing of work which was first published in 1991. With a foreward by Wilford Brimley. With very small inked gift presentation remarks on first page. With dozens of historic b&w and sepia photos of cowboys and their world in the American West, especially in the present-day state of Utah. In very nice shape, with minor rubbing to cover edges. In oversized (8-1/2 in. wide x 11 in. tall) format. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 283 pages View more info

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Denver!

By: BARKER, Bill; LEWIN, Jackie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Company, 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author


In full blue cloth-covered boards with slight shelf wear. DJ has minor chipping, soiling & scuffing and has been price clipped. Signed 'Blessings!/Bill Barker/and/Jackie Lewin' on half title page. Includes 16 pages of b&w photos; maps at endpapers. Book has prev. owner's inked name on title page. Stated first edition. Former radio and TV host Bill Barker and Jackie Lewin team up to tell all about Denver, it's history, and what sets it apart from other places.; 31209; 8vo... View more info

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Domestic Manners of the Americans

By: TROLLOPE, Frances (author); SMALLEY, Donald (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1949

Edition: First American Edition


Formerly property of the library. Stated First Borzoi Edition. From the dust jacket: 'This famous and vastly entertaining book is one of the wittiest and most caustic reports ever written on the United States'. Mrs. Trollope (mother of the noted English novelist Anthony Trollope) turned to writing after her Cincinnati department store failed. In so doing, she candidly describes the America she saw in the era of Andrew Jackson. --- Edited, and with a history of Mrs. Troll... View more info

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Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Charles City County-Prince George County, Virginia. Volume II

By: FOLEY, Louise Pledge Heath (compiler & publisher)

Price: $87.00

Publisher: Richmond, Louise Pledge Heath Foley, 1978


[Genealogy] 1978 edition. A follow-up volume to author's Volume I of the same title offers names of residents gleaned from Land Patents (abstracts) and Rent Rolls. With Virginia river drainage map at front endpaper and with a rear endpaper pocket containing a 19 in. x 13-1/2 in. folded map of Prince George County. The author has included a foreword offering historical background of the area. --- In maroon cloth-covered hardcovers with titling stamped in gilt on cover & ... View more info

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Encyclopedia of American History

By: MORRIS, Richard B. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1953


A collection of historical information about the United States from its beginnings through the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Data is offered in a wide variety of categories, from wars to governmental organizations to advancements in science and culture. A section presenting biographical sketches of notable Amercans is at rear of volume. With many tables, charts and maps; indexed. --- In navy cloth backed in rust cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks ... View more info

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Ex-Friends : Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt and Norman Mailer

By: Podhoretz, Norman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Free Press, 1999

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing


Author's account of his falling out with fellow elite intellectuals after his conversion from leftist to rightist politically. Undamaged, remainder mark lower edge. ; 31183; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Firewater and Gas

By: McGRADY, Don

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Adams Press, 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author


Inscribed and signed by author. Stated Fourth Edition. A collection of author's 'cowboy poetry', dedicated to the memory of his brother Neil. In good shape, but with some soiling to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 60 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives

By: The [U. S.] National Archives and Records Service

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1983


1983 Revised Edition. A guide to the resources available to the genealogical researcher in the U.S. National Archives. An attractive volume, with numerous photos and reproductions of historic documents. Advice is rendered on accessing a wide variety of resources, from passenger lists to official land, court and military records. --- In beige quarter cloth and black paper-covered hardcovers. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, intact copy with previous owner's bookpla... View more info