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150 Years Of North American Railroads, Fitzsimons, Bernard
1 150 Years Of North American Railroads
Fitzsimons, Bernard: Chartwell Books; Secaucus, New Jersey 1982 0890095345 / 9780890095348
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket: 9.5 x 12.25 in.: 224 pages Illustrated by Jonathan Moore / Diane Moore (Picture Research) 

007142007142: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Book has whited-out prior owner's name at bottom of inside front cover; otherwise would have classified book as in Fine condition. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked (other than whited-out area), brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Covers the whole 150-year history of the world's most formidable transport system, from the pioneering days of the last century to the age of Amtrak and Conrail. The heroic feats of the builders and the machinations of the 'robber barons', the glamour of the great passenger trains and the workaday grind of the mighty freights are described and illustrated in a fascinating record of human enterprise and technological progress."

Price: 26.00 USD
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An American Jubilee: The Art Of Jane Wooster Scott, Scott, Vernon (Author) / Selbrede, Guenther (Editor)
2 An American Jubilee: The Art Of Jane Wooster Scott
Scott, Vernon (Author) / Selbrede, Guenther (Editor): Collectors Editions Inc.; Canoga Park, California 1993 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 11.75 x 9.25 in.: 304 pages Illustrated by Jane Wooster Scott 

007329007329: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. INSCRIBED / SIGNED BY ARTIST on half title page, "To Karen Best Wishes Jane Wooster Scott". Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Stated First Edition. "Wooster Scott captures the essence of the American people, their traditions and institutions. Her naif art brings to life the broad American landscape, dotted as it is with cities, towns and villages unique to our culture, along with farms, factories, and waterfronts that are singularly New World.": Hand-painted: Signed by Artist

Price: 94.00 USD
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine: Volume XII - July to December, 1882, Talmage, T. De Witt (Editor)
3 Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine: Volume XII - July to December, 1882
Talmage, T. De Witt (Editor): Frank Leslie's Publishing House; New York, New York 1882 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Fair with No Dust Jacket as issued: 8.25 x 11 in.: 664 pages 

011387011387: Front and back boards are complete, attached but with worn leather corners. Spine cover is missing completely. Content pages appear to be complete, clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound (except for a few locations where they have been reinforced to the spine with white bookbinder tape) and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Issues include hundreds of beautiful black and white illustrations. Articles of the time include: Martha's Vineyard * Musical Instruments of the Bible * Nantucket * The Religion of the Ancient Egyptians * The Late Senator Benjamin H. Hill of Georgia * The Case of Betty Martyn * The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus * The Mount Axen Road in Switzerland * The Disciples of Menno Simon * The Vocal Music of the Ancient Hebrews * Ralph Waldo Emerson * St. Petersburg: The City of Contradictions * and many, many more. : B&W Illustrations

Price: 87.00 USD
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Industrial Studies (United States), Allen, Nellie B.
4 Industrial Studies (United States)
Allen, Nellie B.: Ginn And Company; Boston, Massachusetts 1910 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Good with No Dust Jacket as issued: 5.25 x 7.5 in.: 335 pages 

004006004006: No Jacket as Issued. Boards are olive green with black printing and embossed rectangles on front and spine. Has a faded white library marking on spine and school name (Sisters Of St. Francis) on front flyleaf. Back cover is spotted/stained. Pages are clean, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Ex-Library

Price: 39.50 USD
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Nineteenth Century Modern (The Functional Tradition In Victorian Design), Schaefer, Herwin
5 Nineteenth Century Modern (The Functional Tradition In Victorian Design)
Schaefer, Herwin: Praeger Publishers; New York, New York 1970 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 9 x 10.25 in.: 211 pages 

004213004213: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket is price clipped and is slightly stained due to age. Book has prior owner's name and 1992 inscribed in corner of front flyleaf. Boards and pages are otherwise clean, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "Challenges an almost universally held view: that all Victorian design was overdecorated and that the only men to go beyond the pervasive bad taste were a few enlightened 'pioneers' (such as William Morris), whose attempts to achieve 'pure design' spurred the development of contemporary design. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 39.50 USD
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The Wells Fargo Book Of The Gold Rush, Rau, Margaret
6 The Wells Fargo Book Of The Gold Rush
Rau, Margaret: Antheneum Books For Young Readers; New York, New York 2001 068983019X / 9780689830198
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.25 x 10.25 in.: 143 pages Illustrated by Wells Fargo Historical Archives 

005493005493: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Takes young readers on a thrilling journey through the California gold rush, from its dawning moment in 1848 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada through the riotous days of its height, to the 1855 recession that signaled the end of an incredible era in American history. This account is illustrated with prints and photographs of the people, places, and events of the gold rush from the Wells Fargo Archives. Rau brings alive the prospectors' fervor as they left jobs and families to follow the lure of gold, arriving in surges by land and sea. In the ramshackle mining towns that sprung up across the foothills, some set up makeshift shops and saloons to support the other prospectors. But most followed their dreams to the "diggings, " spending backbreaking days searching the mountain streams for the fabled glimmer of gold. After long days panning for fortune, the forty-niners spent their nights carousing in the dirty, raucous boomtowns. But as illness, crime, and homesickness spread, they began longing for the comforts of home, and eventually some of their families did arrive, gradually tempering their unruly habits with new regimes and entertainment. But as more and more prospectors, from the United States and abroad, flooded into California, it became clear that reliable systems were needed to handle all the gold, mail, and cargo traveling back and forth across the country. Wells, Fargo and Company, as well as other banks and freight companies, rose to meet this demand, employing conscientious agents and speedy messengers to manage the valuable freight of the gold rush and escort it on its journey. As this fascinating account captures the exhilaration and hardship of the California gold rush, it also testifies to the timeless allure of wealth, and to the power of dreams. "

Price: 19.00 USD
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The Will Rogers Scrapbook, Sterling, Bryan B. (Editor)
7 The Will Rogers Scrapbook
Sterling, Bryan B. (Editor): Grosset & Dunlap; New York, New York 1976 0448123622 / 9780448123622
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.25 x 11 in.: 190 pages 

005403005403: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Stated First Printing. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Foreword by James Blake Rogers. "A Nostalgic Return to Will Rogers' America * Plus 100 Photographs and Exclusive Interview with Some of Rogers' Famous Friends. Share memories of Will Rogers with Joel McCrea, Peggy Wood, Dorothy Stone Collins and Charles Collins, Lew Ayres, Hal Roach, Sr. , Irene Rich, Evelyn Venable Mohr and Hal Mohr, Patricia Ziegfeld Stephenson, Myrna Loy, Sterling Holloway, David Butler, Henry King, John Ford, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, James A Farley and Charles V. McAdam. "

Price: 22.50 USD
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Those Wonderful Old Automobiles, Clymer, Floyd (Author) / Rickenbacker, Captain Eddie (Foreword By)
8 Those Wonderful Old Automobiles
Clymer, Floyd (Author) / Rickenbacker, Captain Eddie (Foreword By): Bonanza Books; New York, New York 1953 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 8.75 x 11.25 in.: 212 pages 

006628006628: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. LCCN# 53-9010. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket has a couple of small edge cuts. "With over 600 photographs, jokes, cartoons, ads, songs, & fond memories of American cars of yesterday. This new book will prove every bit as fascinating, filled with entertaining memories for the middle-aged and amusing surprises for the young. "

Price: 26.00 USD
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Union Army Camp Cooking (1861 - 1865), Mitchell, Patricia B.
9 Union Army Camp Cooking (1861 - 1865)
Mitchell, Patricia B.: Patricia B. Mitchell Publishing; Chatham, Virginia 1991 0925117412 / 9780925117410
Revised Edition: Eighth Printing Soft Cover Fine: 5.5 x 8.5 in.: 37 pages 

007266007266: Covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "This cookbook will explore the transition of the Northern civilian and his normal diet to the role of Union soldier with a rather pedestrian type of 'cuisine.' Presented herein are documented quotations, historical background information, authentic recipes of the period, and commemorative recipes, to help the reader get a taste of army life."

Price: 14.50 USD
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Upstairs & Downstairs In A Victorian Dolls' House, Moe, Mary Hamilton (Rhymes)
10 Upstairs & Downstairs In A Victorian Dolls' House
Moe, Mary Hamilton (Rhymes): Hamilton Cottage Press; 1975 
Presumed First Edition Soft Cover Very Good: 8.5 x 11 in.: 14 pages Illustrated by Carol Stuart Watson (Drawings) 

005367005367: "A Child's Introduction to Great-Grandmother's Way of Life." LCCN# 75-34603. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has small stain near edge of inside back cover and edge of last page; otherwise no writing or marks found. Corners/edges of covers are lightly softened. Book's covers are yellow and white striped, with black lettering and illustrations.

Price: 37.00 USD
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US Army In The Plains Indian Wars 1865 - 91 (Battle Orders), Chun, Clayton
11 US Army In The Plains Indian Wars 1865 - 91 (Battle Orders)
Chun, Clayton: Osprey Publishing; Oxford, England 2004 1841765848 / 9781841765846
First Printing Soft Cover Fine: 7.25 x 9.75 in.: 96 pages 

006011006011: "The Plains Indian War was one of the most controversial conflicts in American military history, as the US Army faced a tough opponent that challenged it for decades following the end of the Civil War. The Army leadership endured a severe lack of resources, political constraints, an indifferent public, tough environmental conditions, and other problems of the frontier. Army officers and men had to adapt to these constraints, and this period also proved to be a trial of the ability and endurance of the common soldier. This title details the organization, development, training, tactics and command structures of the US Army during its subjugation of the Plains Indian tribes. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 29.50 USD
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Walking The Hudson Batt To Bear : From The Battery To Bear Mountain, Adler, Cy A.
12 Walking The Hudson Batt To Bear : From The Battery To Bear Mountain
Adler, Cy A.: Green Eagle Press; New York, New York 1997 0914018043 / 9780914018049
First Edition: First Printing Soft Cover Very Good: 5 x 8 in.: 152 pages 

007411007411: Lower corner of front cover is slightly creased. Otherwise, covers and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Includes many black & white pictures as well as detailed maps. "A Unique Guide to Walking the First 50 or so Miles of the Proposed Hudson River Shore Trail. This book will guide fishermen, bird watchers, saunterers, environmentalists, and vacationers as well as walkers. It describes characteristic plants, flowers and birds, and includes maps and suggestions for camping, hoteling, and picknicking."

Price: 17.00 USD
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Wilderness Treks By Foot, Canoe, And Adobe Rocket, And Father's Far - Flung Fables (Drawings, Journals, And Fables), Neely, William L. (Author) / Shields, Allan (Editor)
13 Wilderness Treks By Foot, Canoe, And Adobe Rocket, And Father's Far - Flung Fables (Drawings, Journals, And Fables)
Neely, William L. (Author) / Shields, Allan (Editor): Jerseydale Ranch Press; Mariposa, California 1995 1882803108 / 9781882803101
Presumed First Edition Soft Cover Very Good: 6 x 9 in.: 122 pages 

006941006941: LCCN# 94-80241. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Book has prior owner's name on inside of front cover. "With John Muir, Will Neely called wilderness 'home. ' Going into wilderness was always a return home, never just a renewal, a sojourn, a diversion, or recreation. In 1942, Will's trek alone into the wilderness east and above Los Angeles is instructive to other hikers to this day. His canoe trek into the Minnesota-Canadian lakes region in 1944, gives a different perspective on a vast watery area. In 1964, his heroic combat against wildfire above Santa Barbara contains ecological wisdom. "Father's Far-Flung Fables" establish a unique genre of children's bedtime stories, fabulous indeed, and fantastic in the extreme. Adults will just guffaw. Will is often just putting pun to paper. His drawings are delicious. "

Price: 13.50 USD
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