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OLD ELIOT: Vol. I, No. VII; Eliot, Maine, July, 1897; Nicholas Frost and His Family at Sturgeon Creek (read at the June meeting of the Eliot Historical Society)

By Elizabeth Mehitable Bartlett

Eliot, Maine: Eliot Historical Society, 1897. Reprint. Stiff Wraps . Very Good -. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, pages 85 to 104, sewn side stitched pamphlet, self-wraps. A very good minus, generally clean, sturdy soft-cover with moderate shelf wear and slight exterior soiling; binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Printed by Augustine Caldwell, Eliot, Maine, printer


Souvenir Program of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the town of Wareham, Massachusetts 1739 - 1939 (July 8, 9, 10, 1939; Brief History of the Town of Wareham

By Charles L. Bates et al

Wareham, Massachusetts: Courier Print Shop Wareham, 1939. First edition. Wire saddle stitch. Very good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 36 pages with intertextual illustration, wire saddle stitch, stiff printed wraps. A very good, clean, sturdy soft cover pamphlet over all with moderate shelf wear and some exterior soiling; binding solid, wire stitch rusting, paper lightly yellowed (was antique yellow stock to begin with).


Souvenir [postcard] Folder of Athens Georgia

By [Asheville Post Card Co]

Asheville, North Carolina: Asheville Post Card Co, circa 1948. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good. A color folding mailer 6 x 4 1/4 inches, containing a fan fold of 18 color images 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 , bound in stiff color wraps. In very good, clean, sold condition over all with previous owner's name and address on the cover with post mark but no stamp, and one image of Hotel Georgian marked "we slept here".


(guide book) Official illustrated guide Chicago Zoological Park

By John T. McCutcheon, Robert Bean, Karl Plath, and Edward H. Bean ; illustrated map by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration

Brookfield, Illinois: Chicago Zoological Society, 1941. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 108 pages, wire saddle stitch, stiff color wraps plus a folding color map. A very good brochure over all with light exterior wear, binding tight, paper white.


Hobo-Camp-Fire-Tales: true and moral stories of tramp life by America's Most Famous Tramp who traveled 500,000 miles for $7.61

By A- 1 (A-No. 1 ; America's Most Famous Tramp; 'The Rambler'; a.k.a Leon Ray Livingston)

Erie PA: A- 1 Publishing Co., 1911. First edition. Original Wraps. Good +/Without dust jacket. Pictorial cover printed in red and black on a rose-tan stock. Back cover and spine has printed "No. 2", back cover also has a sad looking character walking in the rain.12mo, 7 1/2" tall, 136 pages including covers and advertisements (pagination begins with from cover). A good plus copy over all, cover edge worn and finger soiled at the fore-edge and spine, spine chipped at top and bottom edges; binding solid, paper yellowed but not yet fragile. Livingston's first book was "Life and Adventures of A-No. 1" This was his second book.


The Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History [Encyclopedia--American--complete in ten volumes]

By Benson John Lossing; John Fiske et al; Woodrow Wilson (preface)

New Haven, Connecticut: Harper & Brothers, 1907. Early Printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Very good -. 10 vols. Originally published in 1901. Octavo, 9" tall, about 500 pages per volume, gilt spine titles on maroon cloth. A very good, moderately worn, hard cover set, spine cloth color faded on several volumes; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.


Days and Deeds: Basic Readers (Basic Readers - curriculum Foundation Series)

By William S. Gray, May Hill Arbuthnot

Chicago, Illinois: Scott, Foresman, 1943. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 8" tall, 478 pages with intertextual illustration throughout, illustrated brown cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover grammer school text book grade 5 (Fifth grade), with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed with slight soiling to the fore-edges. (note: this is about equivalent to the reading level of eighth graders today).


The Road to Safty: Here and There

By Horace Mann Buckley, Margaret L. White, Alice B. Adams, Leslie R. Silvernale

New York, New York: American Book Company, 1938. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Octavo, 8" tall, 285 pages with illustration throughout, blue titles and illustration on orange cloth. A good sturdy original hardcover with moderate shelf wear over all, BUT slight moisture dmage to the cover fore-edge; interior binding solid, paper lightly yellowed and with light foxing to the fore-edges and endpapers. Without dust jacket.


Myer Myers, Goldsmith 1723 - 1795

By Jeanette W. Rosenbaum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1954. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/Without dust jacket. Quarto, 10 3/4" tall, 141 pages with intertextual black and white illustration, brown cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover withmoderate shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket


Facts and Legends of the Cullowhee Region; Bulletin of the Western Carolina Teachers College; Vol. xv, No. 4; August 1938

By H.T. Hunter, B.W. Wells, E.H. Stillwell, Thomas A Cox, Cliffford C. Crump, Russell S. Poor

Cullowhee, North Carolina: Western Carolina Teachers College, 1938. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good. An original pamphlet issued by Western Carolina Teachers College. Octavo, 9" tall, 21 pages, black and white illustrated throughout, wire saddle stitch, stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, generally clean, soft cover pamphlet with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling,an ink stain on the back panel; binding solid, paper lightly yellowed.


A Christmas Story
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A Christmas Story

By Jean Shepherd

New York, New York: Broadway, 2003. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A new compilation of stories from previous collections all of which inspired the film. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 132 pages, red and white boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine dust jacket with the original price.


Between Wind and Water; a book about the Coast of Maine.

By Gerald Warner Brace

New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1966. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good / Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 219 pages; with author's black and white illustrations, blue cloth. A very good (minus), neat hardcover with light shelf wear but some color fading to the cloth at the margins and light foxing to the fore-edges; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a good+, clean, lightly edgeworn dust jacket with wear at the fore-tips, light foxing to rear panel, and with the price clipped.


Allie Cole: a Maine Pioneer

By Galen Cole

Portland, Oregon: Casco Printing, 1980. First edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Octavo, 9" tall, 112 pages, stiff orange wraps. A very good, generally clean and sturdy soft cover with moderate shelf wear and light exterior soiling, binding solid, paper cream white with light foxing to the fore-edges


Spring and Summer SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS. Exercises, Recitations, Tableaux, Drills, Pantomimes, Songs for Easter, Memorial Day, May-Day, Fourth of July, and Closing Day.

By Alice M. Kellogg (editor)

New York, New York: E. L. Kellogg & Co., 1895. First edition. Original Wraps. Good. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 156 pages with intertectual vignette illustration, wire side-stitch, illustrated wraps. A good original edition over all, cover wraps somewhat soiled, spine chipped top and bottom, binding solid, paper moderately yellowed.


Charles Jewett: Life and Recollections

By William M. Thayer

Boston, Massachusetts: James H. Earle, publisher, 1880. First edition. Three-quarter leather over cloth. Good. This is a biography of 'Doctor' Charles Jewett, the Massachusetts temperance lecturer. An ex-college library copy with markings to the fore-edges and endpapers. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, Frontispiece portrait + 464, gilt titles on three-quarter decorative leather over brown cloth. A good hard cover over all with general shelf wear, fore-corner tips through to boards, leather back strip significantly chipped and frayed, covers loosened but attached, hinges broken, internal binding solid, paper moderately yellowed.


HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE GREAT WEST (two volumes bound as one, complete) ; containing Narratives of the Most Important and Interesting Events in Western History -- Remarkable Individual Adventures -- Sketches of Frontier Life -- Descriptions of Natural Curiosities; to which has been appended Historical and Descrptive Sketches of Oregon, New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Utah and Califoria

By Henry Howe

Cincinnati: Henry Howe., 1852. Early Printing. Decorative Leather. Fair. 2 vols bound in one. "Twenty-Second Thousand" Sold as a fair original reading copy of a period history only. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 440 pages, printed endpapers, (originally with blind stamped leather with gilt titles and decoration), marbled fore-edges, with approximately 30 intertextual plate and map pages. BUT both covers and backstrip missing, and first and last pages consequently more soiled. Interior good overall, paper lighty yellowed, but with significant foxing at all margins and several pages edge torn, one nealy through amd one illustration partly misiing; internal binding sturdy, front endpaper and frontispiece all missing and perhaps a half title page, back endpaper and flyleaf present but endpaper loose. Despite all problems, wtill a useful reference copy of this important period historical narrative.


Tales of Lonely Trails

By Zane Grey

New York, New York: Blue Ribbon Books, c. 1932. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Without dust jacket. Originally published in 1922. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 394 pages, black titles on blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover reprint over all with minor shelf wear and light exterior soiling, spine slightly darkened; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with a previous owner bookplate tipped on to the front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket.


Small Town

By Granville Hicks

New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1947. Second printing. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 276 pages, blue cloth. A good, sturdy, original hard cover edition with significant shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, BUT, a previous owner has made marginal marks throughout, and there is minor dampstaining to the fore-edge margin.. Without dust jacket.


The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West

By Howard R. Lamar, Editor

New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1977. Second printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Fine/fine. Publisher's review slip laid inQuarto, 9 1/2" tall; x + 1306 pages; beige quarter-cloth. A fine, clean, neat hardcover edition with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket and with original price present.


Regional Sewerage Plan; prepared for Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, July, 1973; by Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff;

By Otis D. Gouty, et al, Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: HNTB - Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff, 1973. First edition thus. Plastic spiral-bound. Very good. Quarto, spiral bound, vii + 2 + 95 + 29 + 6 + 4 + 16 + 5 + 3 + 8 + 2 (approx 178 pages with intertextual illustration and graphs) in stiff printed wraps. A very good, clean, neat original soft bound copy with minor shelf wear and liught exterior soiling.


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