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The Royal Highway
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The Royal Highway

By Corle, Edwin

Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed limited edition. 351 pp. Maps. Black and white photographs. Map end-pages in two colors. Spine dulled. Slight slant. The history of El Camino Real, now U. S. Highway 101. Includes California Missionsn impact on the Native Americans, and many historical places and people from the times of Spanish California. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size" .

$33.75

The Lone Indian
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The Lone Indian

By Callahan, Robert E.

Los Angeles, CA: Robert E. Callahan. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . XX, 344 pp. Illustrations are sepia colored, primarily photographs. A nice copy in red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, minimal wear includes light edge rub and bumped corner tips. Map endpages. Inscribed by the author in pencil on the dedication page, dated 1942. The dust jacket is worn and has been repaired with archival tape, it is not price clipped ($2.00). The text block edges are dust soiled. Callahan was a big part of the entertainment industry in California, silent film, theater and radio. He also created two successful American Indian theme parks. Callahan produced a number of syndicated radio programs during the Thirties which celebrated the Indian way of life, their contributions to the American West, and the beauty of Indian Culture. Callahan, was a big fan of Helen Hunt Jackson's book "Ramona." He authored the original Ramona Pageant, which is still held to this day in Hemet. ; 8vo .

$45.00

Handwritten Instruction Booklet for Reticellis Lace
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Handwritten Instruction Booklet for Reticellis Lace

Very Good. N.D.. Hardcover. c 1920. 4.75 X 2.5 " [30] pp. Completely written in legible hand, using blue ink with some pencil entries. Hand drawn illustrations in blue ink. Beginning with the material lists followed with instructions for Reticellis Lace followed by Italian Hemstitching, Tassel & Boarder instructions; the final page is a brief instruction for "Pillow" and "Cord." Illustrations at various steps. An unusual piece of homemaking history. Black textured card booklet; Heading of each page is a Maltine variation and date i.e. "Malto-Yerbine/ July 7". The partial front cover is completely detached; verso is a description of "Maltine Plain" and variations, paper damaged w/missing text. The inside of the back cover is an "Obstetrical Table. By W. Ely, M.D., Rochester N.Y. " .

$45.00

To Mrs. Fairbanks
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To Mrs. Fairbanks

By Twain, Mark

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Edited by Dixon Wecter. Blue buckram with gilt lettering to the spine; in the original dust jacket. Xxx, 286, pp., with 6 illustrations. Indexed. Text edge soiling. The dust jacket is good only with chipping along the top edges, a significant closed tear at the back fold, toned edges and soiled spine. From the Forward: "These hetherto unpbulished letters shed important light upon the development of Samuel Clemens, particularly during the years between his coming out of the West in 1867 and his settling in Hartford with wife and family in 1871. ...here presented with rather full annotation (to) aid future students of Mark Twain. ; 8vo .

$30.00

Bullet and Shell: A Soldier's Romance
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Bullet and Shell: A Soldier's Romance

By Williams, George F.

New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert. Very Good. N.D.. Hardcover. Bright dark blue cloth over beveled edge board with distinctive gilt and silver design and lettering on spine and cover. [10], 11-454 pp. Illustrated throughout with full-page and in-text woodcuts "from Sketches among the actual scenes," by Edwin Forbes. Early edition, c 1895 dated by review laid-in, with reference to Forbes (1839-1895) death "last December" with one leaf of quotations and facsimile of letters from General Sherman and Major-Gen. George B. McClellan. Both Williams and Forbes worked as correspondents during the Civil war. Originally published in 1882, this is an early edition of the retelling of "life as a soldier saw it" including "...camp, march, picket, battlefield and bivouac, prison and hospital were sketched in the midst of the scenes themselves." Better than Very Good with a few finger marks; the front hing is starting to wear, lightly worn ends and a small tear in the binding on the back board. Uncommon. ; 8vo .

$150.00

The Mentor : American Naturalists. Vol. 7, No. 9. June 15, 1919
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The Mentor : American Naturalists. Vol. 7, No. 9. June 15, 1919

By Ingersoll, Ernest

New York: The Mentor Association. Very Good. 1919. Softcover. 12 pp. Illustrated with 6 sepia colored portraits of Naturalists; Audubon; Acassiz; Thoreau; Muir; Burroughs; Seton. Trimmed top with off center cover graphic; corner creases and tone throughout text. The Mentor was a periodical published once a month “established for the development of popular interest in art, literature, music, science, history, nature and travel.”; 8vo .

$7.50

The Life of George Washington In Three Volumes.
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The Life of George Washington In Three Volumes.

By Irving, Washington

New York: G. P. Putnam. Very Good. 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. This set has been uniformly rebound in black textured, leather -like cloth with a gold stamped boarder and title on the spine by The Boehm Bindery, Milwaukee. 4 of 5 Volumes. Vol., I - 1855, xvi, 504 pp.; Vol. 2 -1855, xii, 518 pp.; Vol. 3-1856, xiv, 523 pp; Vol. 4. - 1857, x, 418 pp.. Maps. In Volume 3 the author makes explanation that 3 volumes will not be sufficient to cover the material. An attractive set with worn extremities; the gold lettering and front board boarder remain bright. There is heavy foxing on the frontispieces and tissue but quite minimal elsewhere; vol. IV is missing the tissue guard; Vol. I the title page is partially separated. Volume 1 & 3 have water stains on the preliminaries. An attractive, solid set. ; 8vo .

$90.00

The Heart of Burroughs's Journals
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The Heart of Burroughs's Journals

By Barrus, Clara

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. A handsome copy in the original dust jacket. Dark navy cloth with gold lettering on the cover and spine. xvii, 361 pp. Sepia portrait of Burroughs frontispiece with off setting on the tissue guard. Minor edge wear on extremities. The dust jacket has 2 chips and wear on the spine head and 2 corner tips as well as some light fading but is overall quite nice. Bookseller label inside cover: Charles E. Lauriat Co., Boston. ; 8vo ; 361 pages .

$37.50

Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors (Vol. VI & VII)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors (Vol. VI & VII)

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Good. 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY., 1900. Vol. VI (Book 1) 144pp. Limited edition #258/947; Elaborately numbered and signed by Elbert Hubbard with a stylized "Illumined by" and Merritt Kyser's signature. The title page and all initials are designed by Samuel Warner black floral panel with two colors and gilt boarder and accent, both quite nice, VII more so. Handmade watermarked paper and silk ribbon marker. VOL VII (Book 2) 162 pp. #343/947 Hand signed by Elbert Hubbard (slightly different) with, (hand drawn?) Roycrofter device as well as hand printed "Illumined By" and the signature of Nellie Bowen. Each part with frontis portrait of the author covered. Three-quarter suede and marbled paper covers; 6 sections with raised bands with gilt stamp title inserts on the spine. Marbled endpapers to match boards. Good only: Binding is solid no missing, torn or soiled pages however the suede is rubbed and has been treated with Klucel G to prevent further damage caused by Red rot. The back panel of Vol. VII was previously repaired and is sound but not attractive. ; 8vo .

$97.50

The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Translated out of  the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared  and revised.
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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Translated out of the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

By Holy Bible

New York: American Bible Society. Good. 1840. Hardcover. Printed by D. Fanshaw. Full leather missing the spine title plate. A lovely piece of history revealed in this home repaired NT, neatly and functionally done with external sewing of the front board to the spine. The back board has a 1 inch separation at the foot. Birth name & date of 1798 penned inside. The pages have a light stain marks throughout. 343 [1] pp. Missing the last fep. The printer, Daniel Fanshaw became the first printer for the American Bible Society and continued in that position for thirty years. His skill in combining three separate technologies—the stereotype printing process, the composition inking rollers process, and the Treadwell steam power press—revolutionized the printing industry.; 32mo 4" - 5" tall .

$93.75

Cape Cod : Volumes 1 & 2
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Cape Cod : Volumes 1 & 2

By Thoreau, Henry David

Boston & New York: Houghton and Mifflin. Good. 1896. Hardcover. Riverside Press. Complete in two volumes; 3/4 leather with marbled paper over boards with matching endpapers; top edge gilt. 173 pp & 298 pp. Illustrations from sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. A solidly bound set with all extremities heavily worn. ; 8vo .

$90.00

The Man Without A Country
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The Man Without A Country

By Hale, Edward Everette

Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1938. Hardcover. Brown cloth. Decorated and illustrated by Valenti Angelo. Limited to 1450 copies; 59 pages, some uncut. Without the original slipcase. Spine title is faded, small smudge on the cover. ; 8vo .

$15.00

ABC : Book of Health  Book of Health
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ABC : Book of Health Book of Health

By Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Fine. 1920. Softcover. B001190ID8 . Original wraps with center staples. Exceptionally nice copy of this clean, educational coloring book with the ORIGINAL two faced letter to the parent. Side one introduces the booklet and offers a tinted (colored) representation of page 13 - to guide the child. the reverse offers 12 "Questions for Mothers and Fathers" all related to promoting good health, such as #1 Does your child get proper rest? (with explanation) and #12 "Have you had your child immunized. against diphtheria and vaccinated for smallpox." A very nice piece of history with some surface scuff, other wise bright and clean with clean sharp corners and edges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 16 pages .

$11.25

Shadow in the Bridge World
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Shadow in the Bridge World

By Wiss, Mike Dorn

White Rock, BC: JBF Press. Very Good+. 1993. Softcover. Signed by Author; 0969721307 . Signed by the author. Some surface warping and a readers crease. A collection of thirteen short stories of bridge told with humour and panache, and played in varied locations: on a Hawai`ian cruise, on a corporate jet, on a Rocky Mountain train ride, in an exclusive country club, and many other settings. Lauded by Eric Kokish of the Montreal Gazette,Alan Truscott of the New York Times, Linda Lee of Canadian Masterpoint, Paul Soloway, world #1 masterpoint holder, Zia, man about world, and many other top professionals. ; 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.70 inches; 200 pages .

$6.00

Hooked on Roosters
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Hooked on Roosters

By Stockman, Constance A.

Constance Stockman. Fine. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Author; B000FIORGK . "The Story of the International Roosterfish Tournament and the people who fished it the first 25 years. Signed and inscribed on the title page. "To Peggy Peck (?) in appreciation for your work and support on the 1993-94 N.C.C.A.A. Board of Directors, Sincerely Connie." and again "Constance Stockman" ; 8.40 X 5.30 X 0.60 inches .

$6.00

A Defective Santa Clause
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A Defective Santa Clause

By Riley, James Whitcomb

Indianapolis,: The Bobbs-Merrill Co. Very Good. 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. 78 pp Illustrations by Relyea and Vawter. Six single page reddish vignettes; 4 in the front and 2 in the back. Cover design by Margaret Armstrong (216, Gullans & Espey) Green cloth with gilt wreath, holly leaf and gilt berry design; fadded along the spine and edges, gold slightly dulled, corner tips bumped. Frontis with tissue cover, torn with a few fox spots. A sweet inscription gift card taped onto the ffep "With sincire love/to dear Cousni (cousin)/ Grace/ Emma." written directly below the card is "Christmas, 1904" Riley was a best selling American poet. ; 8vo .

$45.00

Pepacton
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Pepacton

By Burroughs, John

Boston: Houghton and Mifflin. Near Fine. 1881. Hardcover. Pp. iv, [5], 10-280. Near fine green cloth clean and bright stamped black boarder and gilt title and decoration; ends and corners rubbed. A collection of essays by the great naturalist and philosopher as he journeys down the Delaware River. ; 8vo .

$22.50

Allan Pinkerton: The Eye Who Never Slept
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Allan Pinkerton: The Eye Who Never Slept

By Mackay, James A.

Mainstream Publishing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 1851588256 . Clean, straight copy. Illustrated with b&w photographs. 256 pp. Notes and Index. Somewhat scuffed jacket with a small tear at the fold, (now in an archival cover). Page 170 has a chip from the edge, not involving the text. The biography of Glaswegian Allan Pinkerton, who went to America and founded a nationwide police system more than half a century before the FBI was thought of, and a global network of agents which anticipated Interpol by many years. This book covers many of his cases, including the foiled attempt on Lincoln's life uncovered by Kate Waren, the first woman detective. ; 9.13 X 6.22 X 1.26 inches; 256 pages .

$10.50

Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin
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Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin

By Sullivan, James

Da Capo Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780306818295 . 261 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Carlin's comic material represents the most enduring legacy of the countercultural revolution of the 1960's. He came to embody the indefatigable questioning of authority that was the true legacy of the 1960's. ; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches .

$15.00

Marquis deMores At War in the Bad Lands
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Marquis deMores At War in the Bad Lands

By Burdick, Usher L.

Fargo, ND. Good. 1929. First Edition. Softcover. Original blue paper wraps with black boarder and lettering. Saddle stapled binding. Frontispiece of Marquis deMores. 27pp. An account of the brief and contentious years the French Marquis spent in the Dakota badlands: conflicts with the old-time stockmen arising from his fencing of the open range, his trial for murder, and eventual failure of his packing plant at Medora (named after his wife)DeMores founded Medora ND, now known for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Edge chips, surface stains and soil and penned name. ; 8vo .

$15.00

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