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Northwest Ferry Tales: A Collection of Stories, Poems & Anecdotes from Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska
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Northwest Ferry Tales: A Collection of Stories, Poems & Anecdotes from Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska

By Delbridge, Joyce

Vashon, WA: Vashon Point Productions, 1989. First Edition.. Paperback. Very Good. First Printing. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Illustrated with line drawings. Blue and white card cover is clean, bright, unmarked, very slight edgewear, flares up a little. Pages clean and completely unmarked. Delightful writings of many people about travel on ferries-and the journeys we all must take in life. These stories take place on and about the three largest ferry systems of North America--those of Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. Along these ferry corridors, hundreds of communities depend on these ferries daily--for life and death events, births, communicating with loved ones, lost keys, sick kids, sick pets,--you name it. A delightful book with many dimensions. 128 pages. 7 x 9 inches. Publisher: Vashon Point Productions, Vashon, WA 1989.

$9.95

States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic
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States of Mind: A Personal Journey Through the Mid-Atlantic

By Yardley, Jonathan

Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A: Villard Books, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket As New. Archival protective jacket cover. Clean, spotless, tight, solid volume. The author poses the questions: Does the Mid-Atlantic really possess no singular quality? Doesn't this region have its own characteristics and quirks, ones that are distinctly and uniquely Mid-Atlantic in flavor? He sets out to answer these questions and brings a portrait of the true color of these states, their charms, their flaws, their personalities. Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia. 289 pages. 8.5 x 6 inches. 1993, Villard Books, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

$6.84

Crooked Trails: The Great Artist's Real West in Words and Pictures
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Crooked Trails: The Great Artist's Real West in Words and Pictures

By Remington, Frederic

New York: Bonanza Books, 1898. First Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. F Remington. Type: Hard Back Facsimile of the 1898 Edition. No other publication date stated. Written and illustrated by Frederic Remington. First Bonanza Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Very Good Condition. Mylar jacket cover. 151 pages. 48 illustrations complementing ten chapters. Navy cloth with sharp and bright gilt titling on the backstrap. Very clean and unmarked. Slight wear of lower corners and spine ends, else Fine. Tight and solid. Interior is Fine, lightly toned. Jacket is clean, with edgewear along upper edge and spine head. Mylar protective cover. A group of selected articles that have appeared in Harper's magazine. The authenticity of his work stems from his five years spent roaming the Western Territories in the 1880s and the annual trips west he took for most of his life. Remington immortalized the West; he was an incomparable illustrator.

$8.88

The Way Of The Buffalo
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The Way Of The Buffalo

By Seltzer, Charles Alden

New York and London: The Century Co,, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hard Back A story of the Old West and struggles between cattlemen and earlier settlers and the railroad. First Printing. Hardcover in Good+ Condition, w/o jacket. Orange cloth binding, black titles with black illustration of a cowboy at sunset on front and of buildings on backstrap. Front board has reddish roughly finger shaped-stain approx. two inches long, half inch wide, on and near fore edge, center. Back side is greyish. Moderate corner and spine edge wear, edges rubbed. Tight, square,with solid binding. Bookplate and former owner signature on paste-down. Frontis: an illustration of a western scene at a cabin. Light foxing on endpapers, half title and title pages, content page--couldn't find foxing in text. Pages clean and unmarked, lightly toned. 318 pages. 7.75 x 5.25 inches. The Century Co., 1924, New York and London.

$11.10

Wild Tigers & Tame Fleas
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Wild Tigers & Tame Fleas

By Ballantine, Bill

U.S.A: Rinehart & Company, 1958. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback AND THE CIRCUS HAS COME TO TOWN--1868! For all circus lovers and for those who haven't had the glorious experience of a real circus, and especially of one "coming to town". Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Illustrated. Ivory linen boards with red, green and black lettering on the spine. Generally quite clean but ivory has a few minor smudges. Edgewear of upper corners. Tight, solid, heavy volume. Interior clean, unmarked, no tears. Delightful drawings by the author. 6.25 x 9 inches. 344 pages. 1958, Rinehart & Company, USA

$16.69

Look at America: The Central Northeast
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Look at America: The Central Northeast

By Johnson, Gerald and the Editors of Look

Boston, MA, USA: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No Jacket. A Handbook in Pictures, Maps and Text for the Vacationist, the Traveler and the Stay-at-Home. One of the Look at America Regional Volumes. Illustrations and photos on nearly every page. Fold-out map of the Central NE in the front of the book. Historical, geographical, social customs, information on the Central Northeast area of the US--New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Pennsylvania--as it was. Clean green cloth binding w/ yellow and green titles, front panel with illustrations sketched in darker green. Very slight wear to extremities. Tight & solid. Front endpaper has pencil notes on upper edge; also has remains from something removed-not too noticeable. Rear paste-down has the same. Red x on top edge. Interior is clean and unmarked. 392 pages with index. 5.25 x 8.25 inches. 1948, Houghton Mifflin Publishers, Boston, MA, USA

$8.32

TIME 70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1923-1992
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TIME 70th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 1923-1992

By TIME-LIFE BOOK EDITORS

U.S.A: TIME Books, 1994. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Jacket As new. Navy blue boards with silver lettering. Bright, shiny, clean, tight, unmarked, untorn. This is a sort of family album, speaking to us today the same as when it was written. The text has been printed exactly as it originally appeared. Each decade is introduced with a selection of shorter excerpts from TIME stories. Also a thematic gallery of some fascinating people of these decades. Photographs throughout of people and events of the era. Beautiful book.

$9.65