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St. Louisans As we See 'Em

St. Louis: A. Noble Printing Co. n.d. [1903]. 261 pp. Oblong. Black patterned paper-covered boards, title gilt on front board. All edges gilt. Frontispiece photo portraits of the seven cartoonists illustrating the book: George McManus, T. K. Hedrick, Dick Wood, S. Carlisle Martin, J. Gay Martin, Lee F. Conrey and Edward Grinham. Two caricatures per page, starting on page 9, all men, businessmen and professionals who paid to be in this vanity publication. With index, by subject's name. George McManus, creator of Bringing Up Father, one of the most important and enduring comic strips, leads off. Dampstaining on the bottom corner of several pages, else VG.. Hard Cover.

$150.00

History of Santa Barbara County, California, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers [with] History of Ventura, California, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches....

By [Mason, Jesse D.]

Oakland: Thompson & West, 1883. 477 pp. Quarto. Quarter leather, gilt, brown cloth boards, title stamped in gold on front board, in blind on rear. First edition. With 2 lithograph title pages, 88 lithograph plates, sometimes two or more views to a page, and 15 steel engraved portraits, with tissue guards. The lithographs include views of Victorian and more modest homes, ranches, usually with a windmill, stores, hotels, banks, post offices, the Agency of Wells Fargo & Co. missions, mills, orchards, a vineyard, a dairy, a feed & livery stable, and a "fashion stable." The Wharf at Carpenteria, with a paddle wheel steamboat, is one of many outstanding views. Howes S100. Miller 13462. Gift inscription on front endpaper dated Dec 15, 1883 to Laisan McClure from her son, James McClure, the tissue guards of some portraits have pencil tracings of an oval outline, and some penciling over subject's name and some facial features; these do not apply to the actual portraits, just the tissue guards; there are also tears on a few pages: 1" tear pages 39/40, 2 " tear on pages 45/46 and 99/100. Some wear at board edges and corners; the binding is tight. Good/Very Good. A presentable, attractive copy. Photographs provided on request.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$4000.00

The Legend of Stanley: 150 Years of the Stanley Works
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The Legend of Stanley: 150 Years of the Stanley Works

By Rodengen, Jeffrey L.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Write Stuff Syndicate, 1996. xii, 191 pp. The history and growth of The Stanley Works, a muli-billion dollar global organisation which was started by Frederick T. Stanley as a bolt manufacturing business in 1843. Includes 6 page section on collecting Stanley tools. Black and white and full-color photos throughout. VG in VG dust jacket. With: The Stanley Works Annual Reports for 1980,1981 and 1982. Each has a color cover, and color photos inside of Stanley tools, scenes inside manufacturing plants, etc. Oversize: overseas and Canadian customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the books will ship at cost.. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

Maine's Hall of Fame Vol. 2

By Cayford, John C.

Brewer, Maine: Cay-Bel Publishing, 1993. viii, 214 pp. Softcover. Stories of some of the memorable people of Maine, some famous and some infamous. Includes black and white photos and drawings. Near Fine. Includes: Thomas Danforth, Sir William Pepperell, Molly Phinney, Captain Wiliam McClellan, Nathan Lord, Captain Stephen Clough, Dorothea Lynn Dix, George Huntington Hartford, Rebecca S. Clarke (Sophie May), Henry C. Merriam, John Fairfield Dryden, Annie Louise Cary, Henry L. Gannett, Alvin O. Lombard, and John Darling.. First Edition.

$25.00

Maine Men and Women in Southern California: A Volume Regarding the Lives of Maine Men and Women of Note and Substantial Achievement

By Porter, Florence Collins and Trask, Helen Brown

Los Angeles, California: Kingsley, Mason & Collins, 1913. 144 pp. Bound in red buckram, title gilt on spine. Numerous photos of Maine men and women, their homes and businesses. Slight spine slant, a little dampstaining on top edge of pages, else VG.. First Edition.

$30.00

Growing Up Yankee

By Rich, Avery E.

Brewer, Maine: Cay-Bel New Markets Publications, 1988. 150 pp. Stories of rural life in the early 20th century in Charleston, Maine. Includes a short history of Charleston, and black and white photos throughout. Near Fine.. Soft Cover.

$18.00

Village Memories

By Stone, W. L.

Brewer, Maine: Cay-Bel New Markets Publications, 1986. 164 pp. Reminiscences of life in Lowell, Maine in the early 1900's. Black and white photos and drawings. Near Fine.. Soft Cover.

$15.00

Early Texas Oil: A Photographic History, 1866-1936

By Rundell, Jr., Walter

Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1977. 260 pp. grey-black cloth. Number one in the series The Montague History of Oil. A vivid social history of the early Texas oil industry and its tremendous impact on Texas and its people. With 328 black and white photographs. With index. Fine in VG+ dust jacket. Oversize: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the books will ship at cost. . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+.

$25.00

Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot
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Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot

By Jackson, Joy J.

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993. xvi, 273, [5] pp. With appendices, bibliography, and index. White leatherette, spine title stamped in turquoise. Maps, b&w photographs. Two stories: a biography of the author's father, and a history of the river.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$27.50

Ruins and Rivals. The Making of Southwest Archaeology
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Ruins and Rivals. The Making of Southwest Archaeology

By Snead, James E

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2001. xxvi, 226, [4] pp. With bibliography, index. Green cloth.. Illustrated with b&w photos. Signed by the author on the title page. "Ruins and Rivals contains a wealth of anecdotal material that conveys the flavor of digs and discoveries, scholars and scoundrels, tracing the origins of everything from national monuments to 'Santa Fe Style.' " Fine, in dust jacket with a little moisture rippling to back panel. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$35.00

My Friend the Gullah: A Collection of Personal Experiences

By Black, J. Gary

Columbia, South Carolina: The R. L. Bryan Company, 1980. 50 pp. Includes an introduction by Dr. Julian K. Quattlebaum on the Gullah dialect. Black collected stories on the South Carolina islands of Hilton Head, Daufuskie, and St. Helena during the 1930's when he collected taxes for Beaufort County, South Carolina.. Signed by Author. Eighth Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Nancy Ricker Webb.

$15.00

A Sketch of the Life of John M. Todd (Sixty-two Years in a Barber Shop) and Reminiscences of His Customers

By Todd, John M.

Portland, Maine: William W. Roberts Co, 1906. vii, 322, [6] pp. Includes 4 pages of barbers' formulas for hair dyes and one for a concoction called Todd's Hungarian Balm which calls for four ounces of tincture of spanish flies among other ingredients. Green cloth, titles gilt on spine and front cover. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

The Visit of Lafayette. The Old Housekeeper's Story.

By Swett, Lucia Gray

Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1903. 38, [5] pp. Illustrations include frontispeice, a black & white reproduction of Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of Lafayette, and a copy of a medallion worn on a pair of gloves during Lafayette's 1824 visit to Monticello. Grey cloth with all edges silver. While this poem is most probably a romantic invention, many names and some of the events described are true. According to the Nov.-Dec.1915 issue of Granite Monthly, [Concord, N.H], Lafayette did in fact visit Dover, New Hampshire. The article includes the following description of the June 23, 1825 visit: "After dinner the General and suite, by previous invitation, went to the mansion of the Hon. William Hale, where were gathered much of the fashion and beauty of this and neighboring towns, for the purpose of meeting the distinguished guest. Mrs. Hale and her daughters served a supper in a most elegant and tasteful style. The General spent the night in Mr. Hale's house..." Covers slightly soiled.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

Kansas Irish

By Driscoll Charles B.

New York,: Macmillan Company, 1943. 359 pp. 'Kansas Irish' is the first in Driscoll's trilogy of the immigrant experience: homesteading and growing up on a farm in Kansas. Discoloration along gutters of spine mar an otherwise near fine copy. Dust jacket spine faded, with frayed edges, inside front flap corners clipped but publisher's price of $2.50 remains. . Stated First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$35.00

The Ornamented Tray. Two Centuries of Ornamented Trays (1720-1920)

By Lea, Zilla Rider (ed.)

Rutland, Vermont: Charles E Tuttle Co, 1971. A publication of The Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Inc. Based on Esther Stevens Brazer's Photographic Collection. 256 pp. Green cloth, gilt-stamped emblem and title in red. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. With color frontispiece, bibliography, index. Price-clipped dustjacket, lightly sunned along spine. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.

$40.00

Old Town. A History of Early Lock Haven: 1769-1845

By Miller, Isabel Winner

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania: Annie Halenbake Ross Library, 1966. xii, 136 pp with bibliography, index. Blue cloth, gilt stamped pictorial cover. Spine edges bumped, with a touch of wear, presentation on ffep.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Margaret Zimmerman.

$35.00

Lake Champlain as the Centuries Pass

By Beach, Allen Penfield

Burlington, VT: Lane Press, 1959. 82 pp. With Chronology of Important Dates, Bibliography. Foxed covers. SIGNED by the author.. Pictorial Paper Wraps. GVG.

$15.00

Making Sneakers

By McMillan, Bruce

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. 32 pp. Black cloth, spine title and decoration of sneakers stamped in silver. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Dustjacket with light edgewear and light scuffing. SIGNED by the author. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/GVG. .

$75.00

American Furniture. The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum

By Montgomery, Charles F

New York: Viking Press, 1966. 498 pp. Blue cloth. With bibliography & index. A Winterthur Book. Profusely illustrated with photographs by Gilbert Ask. Light edge wear otherwise near fine. Dustjacket has edge wear, GVG. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/GVG.

$35.00

Men and Horses

By Santee, Ross

New York: The Century Company, 1926. 268 pp. With more than 100 original drawings by the author. Santee studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and wrote and illustrated for Collier's, Country Home and Red Book. Ex-libris, but no spine markings. Library name blind embossed on front and back free endpapers and random pages of text, discreet call letters in faded ink on dedication page, and faint glue residue on back pastedown where pocket was removed. Remains an especially attractive copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$40.00

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