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Ladies Guild Cook Book and Home Tested Recipes. (Marshall MN)
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Ladies Guild Cook Book and Home Tested Recipes. (Marshall MN)

By Catholic Ladies Guild of Holy Redeemer Church

Marshal MN. Good. N.D.. Hardcover. (c1930) Printed by Henle's Job Printery, Marshall Minn. Brown decorated paper wraps, staple bound. 72 pp plus inside cover ads. No holding on OCLC; not in Bitting; not in Culinary America. Heavily worn cover with a 2" spine split; edges with some chips and surface soil. Contents clean with some faint spots, corner tips creased and edge tone. Recipes written in narrative, most with contributor's name. Many local ads offer a look into history: Marshall Electric "There is a set (radio) within reach of every purse." . A laundry offers saving time and money by using their service: "Wash day is pretty expensive" ... pay the washwoman, feed the washwoman, buy soap, starch & bluing and extra fuel." Recipes include a variety of Cakes, Puddings including many Christmas puddings, breads, doughnuts, etc. Meat & poultry are rather sparse in comparison, with a better representation in the Meatless recipes which include a variety of seafood dishes. Holy Redeemer Catholic Church was built in 1884. Marshall is the regional center and county seat for Lyons County in Southwestern Minnesota. Marshall became an incorporated village in 1876, and a city on February 20, 1901. In April, 1874, the local paper estimated the population of Marshall at 300, by 1930 the population had grown to 3200. Holy Redeemer Catholic Church was built in 1884. ; 8vo .

$33.75

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

A Chronological Record of Events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence  Area from 1805 to 1896 and A Record of Interments at the Fort Buford  Dakota Territory Post Cemetery, 1866 to 1895
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A Chronological Record of Events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Area from 1805 to 1896 and A Record of Interments at the Fort Buford Dakota Territory Post Cemetery, 1866 to 1895

By Innis, Ben

Williston, ND: Fort Buford 6th Infantry Regiment Ass'n., Inc.. Very Good. 1971. Softcover. Original blue stiff paper wraps. 34, typed pages. Cover edges toned with some edge stain. Overall a clean, type copy in exceptional condition. From the back: The... 6th infantry Regiment... is a recreation of the original 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment which mounted the first campaign against hostile Indians west of the Mississippi in the Arkikara War of 1823; escorted the Yellowstone Expedition of 1825..." Organized in 1962 the contemporary 6th Regiment is dedicated to restoration and promotion of Fort Union and Fort Buford. ; 8vo .

$15.00

The Elsah Landing Restaurant Cookbook
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The Elsah Landing Restaurant Cookbook

By Crafton, Helen; Dorothy Lindgren

St. Louis, MO: Elsah Landing Restaurant. Very Good. 1981. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Signed by Author Second printing. 222 pages. Spiral binding, solid without broken tines. Pictorial cover, all edges rubbed. No markings or soil. Signed by the author. Inscription reads: "To Bobbie & Bill- Happy Memories of Elsah! Helen Crafton." Filled with rich, very tempting recipes often prefaced with personal anecdotes or notes. Elsah Landing is a small Illinois village located between limestone bluffs and the Mississippi River. When Helen Crafton and Dorothy Lindgren opened the restaurant in 1975 there was a line snaking down the sidewalk by 4:30 p.m...by the time they opened at 5 p.m. it seemed like every citizen in the tiny river town of Elsah was ordering soup , salad and dessert... (and) Dorothy didn't know who ordered what...," from the introduction. Contents: Breads, Soups, Desserts, (13) Menus- which have the recipe for each course. Index. Examples from each section (chosen with some difficultly): Colossal Corn Bread & Applesauce Fig Loaf; Grandma Smith's Clam Chowder & Cream of Spinach and Sorrel Soup; Frosty Lime Pie & Orange Marmalade Pie; Menus: Sledding Day Supper - Country Sauerbraten, Potato Gnocchi, Red Cabbage with Rasberries, Braised Leeks, Traditional Linzertorte. And. Guest for Dinner - Marinated Eye of Round, Watercress and Apple Salad, Noodle Kugel, Steamed Broccoli, Lemon Ice. ; 8vo .

$18.75

Otter Tail Power Company
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Otter Tail Power Company

By Wright, Thomas C.

Fergus Falls, MN: Victor Lundeen & Co.. Fine. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Bright blue cloth stamped in black. Map endpages. Frontispiece of the author who was the son of the founder of the Otter Tail Power Company. Fine with one small ding on edge of the board. Scarce. ; 96pp pages .

$63.75

Old Familiar Faces
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Old Familiar Faces

By Nicholson, Meredith

Indianapolis,: Bobbs-Merrill. Good. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . SIGNED by Author, A collection of essays. Boards worn, slightly bowed, top edge of text has moisture wrinkling, back cover stained. Author signed on free page following half title, no inscription or date. 189, [2] pages with list of Nicholson's books ending with Old Familiar Faces. "... Nicholson was considered a leader in creating the Golden Age of Indiana literature in the first quarter of the twentieth century." .

$30.00

Whereby We Thrive: A History of American Farming, 1607-1972
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Whereby We Thrive: A History of American Farming, 1607-1972

By Schlebecker, John

Ames, Iowa: The Iowa State University Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0813800900 . Brown cloth with black lettering. Light shelf wear. Former owners name penned out on feep, else an unmarked clean, tight copy. [8] ix-x [2] 3-342 pp. indexed. Illustrated. Arranged chronologically and by topic, each time segment of the book explores three general ideas: Land, Markets, and Technology and Science. Major time divisions of the book reflect the passing of various American eras: 1607-1783, 1783-1861, 1861-1914, 1914-1972. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$26.25

Willie and the Wildcat Well
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Willie and the Wildcat Well

By Constant, Alberta Wilson

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1962. Hardcover. 0690893515 . Library bound in blue gray with three color graphic. Ex-Lib. In exceptionally good condition. Illusrated throughout by Aldren A. Watson, an exceptional, and collectable, artist and craftsman. In 1906 eleven year old Willie left his home of Penn, PA to move with his family to Indian Territory where Mr. Ketchum was digging a new oil well. Wilson's stories are give a view of a specific time and place as well as a great adventurous read! Well written, and engaging. Gr4-7; 8vo .

$7.50

Early Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts
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Early Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts

By Stoudt, John Joseph

New York: Bonanza. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1964. Reprint. Hardcover. NF-Foreword by S. K. Stevens. Rubbing on all extremities, corners mildly bumped, toned end-pages. F. O. Inscribed on ffep. DJ bright with some wear and separation on edges/corners. A definitive history of all the arts and crafts of early Pennsylvania. Profusely illustrated in monochrome w/14 pages of full color illustrations including examples of Frakture lettering on birth certificates, book plates and bookmarks.; 4to up to 12" tall. aka Quarto" .

$31.88

The Gangs of Chicago: an Informal History of the Chicago Underworld
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The Gangs of Chicago: an Informal History of the Chicago Underworld

By Asbury, Herbert

London: Arrow Books. Near Fine. 2003. Softcover. Clean copy, front panel with corner creased. An important work in historiography of the city . . . Vividly captures the wicked splendor that was Chicago. -- Police & Security News, December 2002 .

$7.50

Any Man's Death
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Any Man's Death

By Estleman, Loren D.

N. Y.: Mysterious Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0892961619 . New York, Mysterious Press (1986) 2nd printing Green board w/green cloth spine, tight w/light edge soil and remainder mark. Original DJ Bright, w/new Mylar, scuffed, edges rolled, not price clipped. ...someone is trying to kill an outspoken television evangelist, and the Mob wants the padre kept alive. Rival gang factions, the prospect of legalized Detroit gambling, and an unknown new killer... A Peter MacKlin novel. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$9.00

A History of Ohio
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A History of Ohio

By Roseboom, Eugene and Francis P. Weisenburger

Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State Historical Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Fourth printing. 417 pp, illustrated, Hardback, Green/ Gray cloth boards w gilded title oval, color end paper maps by Rand McNally & Co. , bordered by three color vignettes, single name neatly written on ffep, with light marks on index and last fep else clean and tight copy. The sesquicentennial edition, revised from the original of 1934 w expanded bibliography and expanded along with added illustrations. The maps of old edition were retained. The authors are native Ohioans whose roots in the state reach back three generations; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$20.25

From Ben-Hur to Sister Carrie: Remembering the Lives and Works of Five  Indiana Authors
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From Ben-Hur to Sister Carrie: Remembering the Lives and Works of Five Indiana Authors

By Morrow, Barbara Olenyik

Cincinnati, Ohio: Emmis Pr. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 1878208608 . Red cloth, slightly cocked, retired Library copy with pocket and stamps. 211 pg. Illustrated w rare b/w photos, unpublished (prior to text) memoir by a relative of Theodore Dreiser, Morrow tells the story of five famous Hoosier authors: Lew Wallace, James Whitcomb Riley, Gene Stratton-Porter, Booth Tarkington, and Theodore Dreiser. She highlights aspects of their lives and works..., Morrow's book serves as a good source for readers interested in learning about Indiana's rich literary heritage. FROM BEN HUR TO SISTER CARRIE is beautifully written and meticulously researched. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$11.25

Go Find Hanaka
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Go Find Hanaka

By Crosby, Alexander

San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean bright copy. ; VG, 1st, Weekly Reader, 44 pg. , illustrated: Some soil spotting on the cover, worn edges/corners, clean text. This is a wonderful children's book based n the narrative of an anonymous hunter in Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures by John C. Van Tramp. A young boy wonders off from his home into the tall prairie grasses, all the community turns out for the hunt but it is not a man who finds the child first! A wonderful historical folk story of endurance and survival.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$7.50

Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies
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Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies

By Welsch, Roger

Chicago: Swallow Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 160 pp. Topic Indexed. "...(A) collection of country whoppers from the frontier of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa--funny and fantastic yarns and anecdotes of pioneer vintage that belie the erroneous notion that the men and women who settled the Plains were 'grimly serious' forerunners of Grant Wood's farming couple."--Publishers Weekly. Brown cloth; some shelf wear to extremities, clean bright pages. DJ has corner wear and small chips on the edges. Now in a clear archival cover. .

$11.25

Speak to the Earth: Pages from a Farm Wife's Journal
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Speak to the Earth: Pages from a Farm Wife's Journal

By Peden, Rachel

N. Y.: Alfred Knopf. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394494326 . 240 pg. , lovely black line drawings; Brown marbled HC w gilded title, clean pages, tight binding, edges rubbed: DJ Tan, illustrated w brown/red lettering. Mrs. Peden, who has been a farmwife for forty-five years and an Indiana columnist of the rural virtues for almost thirty of them, believes that the family farm's best crop is a 'harvest of the spirit' and she demonstrates this belief lovingly and evocatively in these pages.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$11.25

The Underbark
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The Underbark

By Ellison, Max

Michigan: Conway. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Clean bright copy. ; Signed and Inscribed by author. 72 pages. "This collection of poems reflects Ellison's keen insight into man's natural heritage and those emotions that constantly give man a haunting memory of his past." Ellison is a self described 'hugge-mugger' farmer. DJ has a single coffee drop stain, short tear and small chips. Overall a very nice copy, inside and out.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$16.50