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Who Lost An American

By Algren, Nelson

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. viii, 337 pp, New York; Down with All Hands; The Banjaxed Land; The South of England; Paris; Barcelona; Almeria; Seville; Crete; Istanbul; Chicago I-IV. First Printing, 1963. "A whirligig spin through Paris and playboy clubs, New York publishing and Dublin pubs, Crete and Chicago and many other phenomenal places with the author of The Man with the Golden Arm." Not Price Clipped. Tiny chip to bottom edge spine dj with some additional minor edge wear, mostly to top and bottom edge spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan three-quarter cloth with red paper-covered boards, green and black lettering to front board, and red and blacklettering to spine.

$30.00

The Ohio Guide

By Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Ohio

New York: Oxford University Press, 1940. First Edition / Eighth Printing 1963. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/Very Good. 8vo. In Very Good - Fine Illustrated Dust Jacket. 8th Printing, 1963 xxxi, 634 pp. Illustrated, Foreword by John W. Bricker (Governor, State of Ohio), preface by Harlan Hatcher (State Director, Federal Writers' Project). Illustrated. With 17 maps in text; a tour key map on front end-papers. Large Pristine fold-out colored state map in rear pocket. Sponsored by The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society. American Guide Series: Price clipped. Very small chips to top and bottom edge spine dj , else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light blue pictorial cloth with black motif and lettering to front board, and to spine.

$65.00

North Dakota: A Guide to the Northern Prairie State

By Compiled By workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of North Dakota

New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. In Near Fine Illustrated Dust Jacket. xix, 352. Illustrated. With Illustrated map on front end-papers. Sponsored by the state Historical Society of North Dakota. American Guide Series. Second Edition, 1950. Completely reset and updated, general text virtually unchanged with chapters on "Indians and Their Predecesors" as well as "Racial Groups and Folkways." Includes a special section (Part III) on "Playgrounds." Mangione notes that because of Schlasinger's efforts the North Dakota Guide appeared "long before many of the more populated states published theirs." Price clipped, 1" and 3/4" closed tear to top edge rear panel dj with only the slightest additional edge wear. Faintly bumped bottom fore-corner tips, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Turquoise illustrated cloth with buffalo and teepees on front board, and black lettering to spine.

$48.00

Stories of New Jersey: Its Significant Places, People and Activities

By Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey

New York: M. Barrows and Company, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo. xiii, 422 pp. Profusely Illustrated. With two maps in text. Sponsored by The New Jersey Association of Teachers of Social Studies. American Guide Series. First Edition/Second Issue, 1938. The first edition, first state issue is with printers' union logo on copyright page, whereas the second state issue is lacking the printers' state logo on copyright page; replaced by text "Sole Distributor / RADEMAEKERS / Newark, New Jersey," Collection of 50 non-fiction stories "of historic spots, personages, and unusual industries of New Jersey." Two light finger smudges on front board with lightly frayed bottom edge; front pastedown exposed along seam, but does not effect binding, and age-toned gutters, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Yellow cloth with lettering, and state map stamped on front board, wraped around spine in blue with blue lettering, and grey top text block edge.

$35.00

The American Guide: A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide for the United States

By Alsberg, Henry G. (ed.)

New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good -. Thick 8vo. In Very Good - Illustrated Dust Jacekt. . xxii, 1348 pp. 46 pages of maps; U.S, map on on front end-papers; U.S. sectional map of eight regions on rear end-paper. First Edition, 1949. Described as "The Only Complete Travel Guide to the United States. Mile by Mile Descriptions: Where to to --- What to See --- How to Get There. An American Source Book: History --- Culture --- Commerce --- Industry --- Recreation." The Guide divides the country into eight regions with hundreds of tours to all the points of interest in each area with regional sections linked by transcontinential trips, including those to national shrines, parks scenic and industrial wonders. From the main routes, side tours branch off, tempting the tourist to new discoveries. From all large cities convenient trips within a forty-mile radius are described. Price clipped. 3 1/4"x1" chip along top edge rear panel, and 2"x1" square chip to top edge spine of dj with a few smaller chips, and age-toned spine to same. Only the slightest wear, text block age-toning, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light-blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$15.00

The American Guide: A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide for the United States

By Alsberg, Henry G. (ed.)

New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Thick 8vo. In Very Good - Illustrated Dust Jacekt. . xxii, 1348 pp. 46 pages of maps; U.S, map on on front end-papers; U.S. sectional map of eight regions on rear end-paper. First Edition, 1949. Described as "The Only Complete Travel Guide to the United States. Mile by Mile Descriptions: Where to to --- What to See --- How to Get There. An American Source Book: History --- Culture --- Commerce --- Industry --- Recreation." The Guide divides the country into eight regions with hundreds of tours to all the points of interest in each area with regional sections linked by transcontinential trips, including those to national shrines, parks scenic and industrial wonders. From the main routes, side tours branch off, tempting the tourist to new discoveries. From all large cities convenient trips within a forty-mile radius are described. Price clipped. 1"x3/4" and 1/2" square chip to top edge spine dj with 1/2" chipping along bottom edge spine, and a few smaller chips and closed tears, and age-toned spine to same. Minor edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$15.00

New Jersey: A Profile In Pictures

By Federal Writers' Project of New Jersey

New York: M. Barrows and Company, 1939. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Thin 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated. With illustrated end-papers. American Guide Sereis. First Edition, 1939. The first state picture book, published two years before the actual American Pictorial Guide series was organized, was New Jersey: A Profile in Pictures, first edition, first printing, 1939. This small book was issued as a volume in the American Guide Series. Many of the photographs were originally taken by photographers working on the larger New Jersey guide, with sixteen photos appering in both volumes. All of the books include a good number of photographs taken by staff photographers with the Farm Security Administration. Only the slightest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with maroon lettering to front board and spine.

$27.50

The Art of Sculpture: The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts for 1954

By Read, Herbert

New York: Pantheon Books, 1956. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xxxi, 152 + 224 plates, preface, note of acknowledgment, list of b&w plates, I. The Monument and the Amulet; II. The Image of Man: III. The Discovery of Space; IV. The Realization of Mass; V. The Illusion of Movement; VI. The Impact of Light; The b&w Plates; index. Bollingen Series XXV, 3: First Edition, 1956. "The aim of this book is to give an aesthetic of the art of sculpture, which in its author's view, has in the past too often submitted to the rule of architecture or painting. In our own time, there has arisen an awareness of the essential and autonomous nature of sculpture --- 'form in its full spacial completeness'. The author seeks to give historical and throretical extension to such a conception." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Minor wear to top and bottom edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with black backstrip, and Bollingen logo on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$44.00

Troubadour: A Different Battlefield [Signed by the Author]

By Crofut, William

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1968. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. 283 pp, acknowledgments, Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, List of b&w Illustrations and a map, 23 Chapters. First Edition, 1968. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. "In rural Vietnam, two American folksingers entertained a besieged village to an un-nerving accompaniment of grenades and guns. The experience was something like being part of an authentic recording of the '1812 Overture'. Bill Crofut and Steve Addiss are to young folksingers whose fans have included Robert Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson, Dave Brubeck and Pete Seeger. This book is the story of their tour of 29 countries in eight years. The experience has make them true international troubadours. Their repertory of song is staggering. They sing in 27 diffenent languages, including Batak, Luo, Amharic and Kissi, and play such native instruments as the Indonesian angklung and the Chinese ch-eng." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Minute chips and closed mico- tears, mostly to top and bottom spine-edge dj with 1" closed tear to bottom edge spine near front panel, and some rubbing to edges of same. Faintly foxed text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown three-quarter cloth with black pape-covered boards, and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Tennessee: A Guide To The Volunteer State

By Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Tennessee

New York: The Viking Press, 1945. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo. In Very Good Illustrated Dust Jacket. xxiv 558 pp, Illustrated. With 5 map in text; tour key map on front end-papers; Pristine large colored fold-out state map (with 4 smaller maps on verso) in rear map pocket (on stub). Sponsored by Department of Conservation, Division of Information. American Guide Series: Stated Second Printing, February 1945. Typical of the American Guide Series books published by Viking, with illustrations placed throughout the book and printed on same pages as text rather than arranged in thematic sections typical of other guides. Also, on Viking-issued guides the map pocket is placed on a stub rather than glued to the rear paste-down. Includes essays on labor, entitled "The Working Man," Tennessee Valley Authority," and "The Negro in Tennessee." Penkower cites this last essay, which was prepared by Dr. Charles Sl Johnson of Fisk University, as one of the AGS essays which "helped to change traditional stereotypes." Price clipped. 1/" triangle clip to top edge front panel dj with a 1/4" line of chips along top edge spine, and very small chipping along bottom edge spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with dark-green lettering and parallel gilt lines to front board and spine.

$37.50

Washington: City and Capital

By Federal Writers' Project Works Progress Administration State of New York

Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo. xxvi, 1141 pp, Illustrations throughout text. With 14 maps (including one small folding map) and 14 plans in text. "Handkerchief Map" of D.C. reproducted on front and rear end-papers. Two large Pristine color fold-out maps in rear cloth map pocket. American Guide Series: First Edition, 1937. The First Edition, first printing of 8,000 copies. Dykes 385: "Quite scarce" and was one of only six FWP books published by the GPO. Because the book was printed on heavy coated paper, the book wieghs 5.5 pounds. When President Roosevelt received his copy he jokingly asked, "Where's the steamer trunk that goes with it?" Only the slightest wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$100.00

Washington: City and Capital

By Federal Writers' Project Works Progress Administration State of New York

Washington, D. C.: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Large 8vo. xxvi, 1141 pp, Illustrations throughout text. With 14 maps (including one small folding map) and 14 plans in text. "Handkerchief Map" of D.C. reproducted on front and rear end-papers. Two large Pristine color fold-out maps in rear cloth map pocket. American Guide Series: First Edition, 1937. The First Edition, first printing of 8,000 copies. Dykes 385: "Quite scarce" and was one of only six FWP books published by the GPO. Because the book was printed on heavy coated paper, the book wieghs 5.5 pounds. When President Roosevelt received his copy he jokingly asked, "Where's the steamer trunk that goes with it?" Creased bottom fore-edge corner xv with lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$75.00

Rivers of America: The Columbia

By Holbrook, Stewart H.

New York: Rinehard and Co., Inc.. 1956. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. In Very Good - Fine Illustrated Dust Jacket. 393 pp, Illustraed throughout by Ernest Richardson. Frontis: map of the Columbia River; 2 maps in text. Rivers of America series: First Edition, 1956. 50th volume in the Rivers of American sereis edited by Car Carmer. As planned and started by Constance Lindsay Skinner; Associate Editor, Jean Crawford; Designer Ben Feder. The "Oregon" was the famed river of the West in men'simagination, but when it was finally seen by white men, in 1792, it was named for the Columbia, first ship to come in over the bar, commanded by Captain Robert Gray. Not Price Clipped. Micro-tears and rubbings dj. Only the faintest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with encircled RofA (Rivers of America Books) emblem in blind on front board, black title plate with gilt lettering to spine, and blue top text block edge..

$37.50

Vermont: A Guide to the Green Mountain State

By Written by Workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Vermont

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937. First Edition / Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo. In Good- Illustrated Dust Jacket. xxi (iii), 392 pp, Illustrated. With 3 maps in text; a tour key map on front end-papers; a Large Pristine color fold-out state map (with 2 recreation maps on verso) in rear pocket. American Guide Series: First Edition, 1937. Format, binding, and dustjacket matches the other New England guides published by Houghton Mifflin (and all 6 were advertised together as a "New England series"). Introductory essay, "Vermonters," written by novleist Dorothy Canfield Fisher. The illustrations in the Vermont guide are arranged in sections intended to accompany the introductory and tour sections with a well-annotated bibliography.The writing in the Vermont Guide " gives a careful visual impression of Vermont to-day with bright threads of history and anecdote interwoven (Clifton Bake, The Yale Review). Not Price clipped. Moderate wear all around DJ edges - handles nicely in removable mylar protector - Cover cloth Very Good . Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green fabricoid with gilt stamped parallel lines and gilt lettering to front board, and a single gilt line and gilt lettering to spine.

$45.00

Texas: A Guide to the Lone Star State

By Compiled by the Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas

New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1940. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo. xxxiii 718 pp, Illustrated. With 31 map in text, including sectional state map; pictorial map on front and rear end-papers. American Guide Series: Stated Second Printing, 1943. Separate essays include "Racial Elements" and "Folklore and Folkways," and goes to some extent into the activities of such outlaws as Sam Bass, King Fisher, Ben Thompson, and John Wesley Hardin. The illustrations include reproductions of two murals by Tom Lea and one by Peter Hurd; also numerous photos by Lee, Rothstein, and Lange of the Farm Security Administration. Line drawings used as chapter head-pieces and tail-pieces. The preface acknowledges the consultants to the various essay, including J. Frank Dobie who assisted with the essays on Literature and Folklore. The historical incidents so dear to Texans, along with anecdotes of the frontier and tales of celebrated personages, are larded throughtout the book, giving it a flavor of authenticity. Slight separation between p. 718 and free end paper; does not effect the binding in any way. Light wear to top and bottom edge spine with some additional minor edge wear and foxing to top text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Smooth turquoise cloth with dark brown lettering to front board and spine.

$50.00

South Carolina: A Guide to the Palmetto State

By Compiled by Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of South Carolina

New York: Oxford University Press. 1942. Second Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. In Very Good-Very Good + Illustrated Dust Jacket. xxvii, 514 pp, Illustrated. With 3 maps in text; tour key map on front end-papers); a Large Pristine color fold-out state map in rear pocket. American Guide Series: Stated Second Printing, March 1942. "Includes essays on "The Negro," "Gardens" (with a small text map showing the location of major public gardens), and "Cookery." Illustrations include small line drawings occasionally used as tail-pieces. Appendices include an annotated bibliography arranged by subject, a two-page list of consultants, and a table of 1940 census figures (text used 1930 figures). Not Price Clipped. Four 3/4" or less chips to top edge rear panel dj with a 1"x3/4" chip to bottom edge front panel with light crackling of same. Only the faintest wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Gray cloth with black illustration and black lettering to front board, and black lettering to spine.

$44.00

Erie: A Guide to the City and County

By Written and Compiled by the Erie County Unit of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA: The William Penn Association of Philadelphia, Inc.. 1938. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. viii, 133 (1) pp, Illustrated. With a map on end-papers; a Pristine fold- out city tour map (with county automobile tour map on verso) in rear pocket. Sponsored by Charlie R. Barber, Mayor of Erie. American Guide Series: First Edition, 1938. First stated edition. Includes chapters on "Tales and Legends," "Nationality groups," and "Transportation." Illustrations printed on glossy stock, placed throughout book. End-paper map redrawn from an original map showing Venango Trail, which ran from Fort Pitt to Lake Erie. Lightly rubbed bottom edge with two small white stains on bottom edge rear board, and slightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Gray cloth with black lettering to front board and spine.

$37.50

New York Panorama: A Comprehensive View of the Metropolis, Presented in a Series of Articles

By Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of New York City

New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Thick 8vo. xii, 526 pp, Illustrated. With colored map of City on front and rear end-papers. Sponsored by The Guilds Committee for Federal Writers' Publications, Inc. American Guide Series. First Edition: September 19, 1938. Complete title: New York Panorama: A Comprehensive View of the Metropolis, Presented in a Series of Articles Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in New York City. Panorama is comprised of 26 essays on various subjects relating to the city -- history, nationalities, architecture, transportation, etc. The contemporary essay, "Metropolis and Her Children," has been attributed to Vincent McHugh, author of Caleb Catlum's America, a collection of tall stories publishe din 1936. The essay, "Portrait of Harlem," has been attributed to Richard Wright. The book concludes with an essay on the anticipated 1939 World's Fair, entitled "Perisphere and Trylon." Faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. In Mylar-protected sleeve. Blue cloth with gilt parallel lines and gilt-stamped lettering to front board and spine.

$45.00

Oregon: The End of the Trail

By Compiled By Workers of the Writer's Program of the Work Project Administration in the State of Oregon

Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, Publishers. 1940. F Third Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. In Very Good + Illustrated Dust Jacket. xxxii, 549 pp, Illustrated. With 6 maps in text; a tour key map on front end-papers; Lacking the color fold- out map (with state transportation and Portland maps on verso) in rear pocket. Sponsored by Oregon State Board of Control. American Guide Series: Third Printing, no date [1945] with three stars on copyright page. Essay section includes a chapter on "Tall Tales and Legends" and one on Oregon cuisine (with recipes) entitled "Huckleberry Cakes and Venison." Tour section includes tours of Mount Hood Recreation Area, Crater Lake National Park, and the state's National Forests. In his preface, the Project's State Supervison, T.J. Edmonds notes, "The makers of this Guide have faith...that their book will survive; in the future, when it no longer fills a current need as a handbook for tourists, it will serve as a reference source well-thumbed by schoolchildren and cherished by scholars, as a treasure trove of history, a picture of a period, and as a fakeless film of a civilization." Not Price Clipped. Missing the fold-out map. Small chip to top and bottom edge spine dj with only the slightest additional wear. Faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt parallel lines and gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$25.00

Nebraska A Guide To The Cornhusker State

By Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Nebraska

New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. xxiii, 424 pp. Illustrated. With 13 maps in text; tour key map on front end-paper; Large Pristine fold-out color state map with transportation, Lincoln, and Omaha maps on verso) in rear pocket (on stub). Sponsored by The Nebraska State Historical Society. American Guide Series. First Printing, June 1939. The illustrations are printed on the same page as the text, the standard format on Viking-published guides. Quite Scarce (Dykes 103). Loren Eiseley wrote parts of the essays on paleontology and archaeology in this book (Mangione). Poet Weldon Kees (who later disappeared, believed to have thrown himself from the Golden Gate Bridge) also worked on this book (see Mangione, pp. 76-7 and pp. 109-16 for a fuller account of the Nebraska Project personnel). This book is rich in Americana -- cowboy songs, early mournful poetry, recollections of Indian music and buffalo hunts, the dry-farmer, and the cattle baron; the tale of the traders and speculators building little towns and the only two big cities. Inked name ffep. Lightly age-toned gutters, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt parallel lines and lettering to front board and spine.

$40.00

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