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The Dos and Dont's of Yesterday -Do: a Little Book of Early American Know-How & Don't: a Little Book of Early American Gentility
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The Dos and Dont's of Yesterday -Do: a Little Book of Early American Know-How & Don't: a Little Book of Early American Gentility

By Sloane, Eric

New York: Walker and Company, 1972. First edition thus. Hardcover. As New/fine. New York: Walker and Company, 1972. First edition thus. As New/fine. 2 volumes in slipcover, Do is a know how book, yellow paper cover, first edition. Don't is a book of American Gentility, reprint of 1968 book, but packaged together new. Sloane has signed the slipcase above his name in red marker. Books are in as-new condition and slip case is fine More great Sloane, on manners, and on how-to, making clothes hooks, to split elm, relieve toothache, and many more

$55.00

That Ancient Road
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That Ancient Road

By Decker, Amelia Stickney

Trenton: self-published, 1942. First printing. Fine. Trenton: self-published, 1942 First printing Fine 151pp, Blue textured leather boards with gold stamped lettering Vintage owners signature (Charles Kimball) in ink on lower inside cover SIGNED by author on copyright page A pencil underlining of the name Daniel Kimball on p34 refers to a possible ancestor of original owner and is left in place but easily erased Some foxing on p7 but otherwise the text block is clean, bright and unmarked A history with photographs of the Old Mine Road that runs through the Delaware Valley, "The first road of any length built in America" Includes over 75 illustrations and engravings Many photos of historic houses along the road Includes an advertising postcard from 1946 addressed to book owner advertising perfume Interesting association on a very scarce book

$95.00

The Round Trip
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The Round Trip

By Codman, John

New York: Putnams, 1879. First edition. New York: Putnams, 1879 First edition pp xiii, 331 brown cloth with map illustration on cover, gilt letters on spine Floral endpapers HardboundCover has stains and wear, front corners worn to paper board Spine ends worn, text block is tight, clean, and unmarked Codman travelled through Utah in 1874 and there is much on his impressions of Mormonism and California Scarce Excellent observations from someone who chose to travel a large circuitous route around North and Central America

$70.00

Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage

By Strahorn, Carrie Adell

University of Nebraska Press, 1988. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine. University of Nebraska Press, 1988. First edition thus. Fine. in 2 volumes, 373 and 301pp, brown cloth w/gilt letters on spine, 2 dogeared pages in vol. 2; otherwise; w hundreds of b&w photographs, line drawings and illustrations. This is a well-written diary of a very stoic pioneer woman who in 1877followed her husband all over the West as he explored and surveyed land for the Union and Pacific Railroad company. He agreed to travel if his wife could come along and her observations are interesting, staying in rough stagecoach inns, observiing Indian culture, and much more. Great read.

$35.00

The Mechanical Bride
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The Mechanical Bride

By McLuhan, Herbert Marshall

New York: Vanguard Press, 1951. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fair. New York: Vanguard Press, 1951. First edition. Fine/fair. 157pp, black cloth with white lettering on front and spine, numerous b&w illustration of advertisements and other examples, left corner of cover back bumped, v. slight bumping on top front cover, otherwise in fine condition, clean, unmarked.Dj has pieces on back and front top missing and other small tears, in mylar dj. Marshall McLuhans first book. A cornerstone of media theory, McLuhan ' comments on numerous examples of persuasion in contemporary popular culture. Rare in such good shape.

$75.00