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Allen, Alice.   THE PENNSYLVANIA MANUAL VOLUME 88, 1947-1948  
Harrisburg: Commonwealth Pennsylvani, 1948. Reprint. 1164 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations, fold-out maps, index.
VG/No Jacket. Firm, clean. Rep. Albert O'Connor's name and stamp. # B6976. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bernikow, Louise.   AMERICAN WOMEN'S ALMANAC: AN INSPIRING AND IRREVERENT WOMEN'S HISTORY  
New York: Berkley Books, 1997. 1st ed. 388 pages. Hardcover. 0425156869 0-425-15686-9. A fun and lively photo history of women in America. Hundreds of b/w photos.
Fine/Fine. # A9254. $8.00     Inquire Now  
Bingham, F.F.   ASHORE AT MAIDEN'S WALK  
New York: Broadway Publishing Co., 1913. 1st ed. 192 pages. Hardcover. Novel of Civil War blockade runners off the Florida coast by F.F. (Fraiser Franklin) Bingham. Very scarce. Decorative navy cloth cover with pastedown illustration.
Good+/No Jacket. Light spotting to covers, else VG. # B2286. $125.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bowers, Q. David.   PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN: A HISTORY OF COIN-OPERATED PIANOS AND ORCHESTRATIONS  
Vestal, NY: Vestal Press, 1966. 1st ed. 248 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations and photos throughout. Historic view of thirty-year heyday of these automated music machines. Endpapers illustrated with old manufacturers' ads.
VG/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. A little silverfish nibbles along bottom edge. Dj price-clipped and has a half-inch tear at lower edge. # B7754. $18.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bryant, H. Stafford.   GEORGIAN LOCOMOTIVE  
New York: Weathervane, 1962. 1st ed. 89 pages. Hardcover. 0517172666 0-517-17266-6. History & b/w photos of steam locomotives in the South & Southwest, before diesel & streamlining brought them to an end.
VG/VG. Corners lightly bumped, Dj has 1/2" tear bottom front near fold. # A4145. $8.75   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Byrd Printing Co., .   BYRD'S EYE VIEW MARCH 1914 THIRD VOLUME, THIRD NUMBER  
Atlanta, GA: Byrd Printing Co., 1914. 1st ed. 16 pages. Paperback. A self-confessed house-organ created in Atlanta monthly with the selfish motive to advertise "Byrd" as a "buy"-word for Good Printing and service. Some business and tech info, homilies, and humor.
Fine/Wraps. In near-perfect condition. Stapled and tied with colored string. # B1038. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Chelson, Edna Barnett.   OUR PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN FAMILIES: A HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF THE ANCESTORS OF EVA MINERVA BAIR BARNETT, WHO SETTLE IN BERKS COUNTY  
Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press, 1998. 1st ed. 626 pages. Hardcover. 1883294789 1-883294-78-9. [continued from title] ... Pennsylvania and her descendants. An extensive and well-produced genealogy of this German family. B/w photos, family charts, maps, brith, death and marriage records, facsimilies of wills and other legal documents, etc. Indexed.
Fine/No Jacket. A bright, nice, unmarked copy. # B4142. $38.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Chicopee Manufacturing, Corporation.   CHICOPEE GEORGIA  
New York: Doyle, Kitchen & McCormi, 1927. 39 pages. Boards. Book produced by Chicopee Manufacturing describing their newly-built mill and partly finished company town near Gainesville, Georgia. They would produce gauze, cheese cloth & hygiene products such as Modess. B/w photos of the mill, Experimental Farms, 3,4, & 5 room houses, rules & regs for living there (cleanliness in all things was emphasized). Dated Sept. 1, 1927 & inscribed to J.E. Churchwell, a Johnson & Johnson exec who came down to oversee operations.
VG/No Jacket. Light foxing to covers, else VG+. A very scarce historical item. # B6891. $90.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Clements, Nick.   THE BEST OF MEN'S FILE: TRACING THE ROOTS OF STYLE  
London: Korero Books, 2013. 1st ed. 256 pages. Hardcover. 1907621105 1-907621-10-5. Color and b/w photos trace the sports, sociological and other influences on mens clothing styles.
Fine/Fine. No wear, no marks. # E3309. $18.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Cohen, Marvin H.   1973 STEAM PASSENGER DIRECTORY INCLUDING ELECTRIC LINES/MUSEUMS: EIGTH ANNUAL EDITION  
Middletown, NY: Empire State Railway, 1973. 8th ed. 144 pages. Paperback. An illustrated directory listing tourist railroad, trolley, and museum operations with regularly scheduled or intermittent passenger service. B/w photos every page.
VG/Wraps. Clean, tight, unmarked. Surface rubs and reader crease on spine. # B5376. $5.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Corbett, Ruth.   DADDY DANCED THE CHARLESTON  
S. Brunswick, NJ: Barnes, 1970. 324 pages. Hardcover. 0498073939 0-498-07393-9. The American scene between 1920 & 1950 illustrated with 600 b/w photos & drawings. Index.
VG/VG. # A3567. $5.25     Inquire Now  
Cunnigham, Thomas Mayhew.   GEORGIA: BEFORE PLYMOUTH ROCK AND AFTERWARDS!  
New York: Newcomen Society England, 1949. Reprint. 28 pages. Paperback. 6 x 9 inch pamphlet providing an overview of Georgia history. This address was delivered during the "1949 Georgia Dinner" of the Newcomen Society of England, at which Mr. Cunningham was guest of honor, held at Savannah, Georgia, March 16, 1949.
VG/Wraps. Firm, no name or marks. Food spots on back, like it was laid on table. # A6754. $14.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Daughters American Colonists, .   COLONIAL COURIER WINTER 1979 VOL.XXIV, NO.3  
Toledo, OH: Daughters Amer. Colonist, 1979. 1st ed. 51 pages. Paperback. Published three times a year by the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists. Contains essays from local chapters and many b/w photos.
Near Fine/Wraps. Tight stapled binding. Some writing on front & back covers. O/w clean. # B0640. $5.00     Inquire Now  
Davidson, Marshall B.   LIFE IN AMERICA (2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASES)  
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. 1076 pages. Hardcover. "The story of the American Adventure form the medieval dream of a western paradise to the complex society of today" Wasn't post-war America just so fun, just & right. Here's the story of how we got there. Over 1,200 b/w illustrations help present the American experience. In two windowed slipcases.
Near Fine/Good+. One dj has spine chips, else VG in slightly edgeworn slipcases. PON. # A5625. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Downey, Lynn, & Lynch & McDonough.   THIS IS A PAIR OF LEVI'S JEANS ... THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE LEVI'S BRAND  
San Francisco: Levi Strauss & Co., 1995. 1st ed. 316 pages. Hardcover. 0961746017 0-9617460-1-7. Fine history of Levi Strauss and their emblematic jeans through advertising history and their role in our culture. Much on varieties, labels, buttons, snaps, etc. Cloth spine over paper boards. Oversized 10.5 x 13 inch format on heavy stock, 6 pounds.
VG/No Jacket. # B4877. $31.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Dunham, Gerald F.   ECHOES FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP: A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  
Houston: Infinity Bound, 1983. 30 pages. Paperback. Original poetry occompanies some of Dr. King's quotations. Stapled pamphlet printed on heavy tan stock.
X-Lib VG/Wraps. Former library copy w/ stamps & marks. A clean, reference-only copy. # B3622. $12.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hambough, Maria Morris, & Rosenheim & Ek.   WALKER EVANS  
New York: Metropolitan Museum Art, 2000. 1st ed. 318 pages. Paperback. 0870999389 0-87099-938-9. Fine biography and catalog of the exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in early 2000. The first half of the book presents his life and progression of works. The last half are plates from the exhibition which were pulled from many collections and donors. A great resource on one of Americans great photographers and chroniclers of the human experience during the Great Depression and early 20th century.
Fine/Wraps. A fine, sharp copy. # B7747. $21.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hillcourt, William.   NORMAN ROCKWELL'S WORLD OF SCOUTING  
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. Reprint. 160 pages. Paperback. 0671412329 0-671-41232-9. Tells the story of beloved interpreter of the spirit of twentieth-century America and his paintings for Brown and Bigelow and the Boy Scouts. Full-page plates in color and other illustrations in color and b/w.
VG/Wraps. Firm and straight. Has a remainder mark on the bottom edge. Sticker ghost on front cover. # E1277. $12.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Jacobs, Frank, & Usual Gang of Idiots.   MAD COVER TO COVER: 48 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, & 3 DAYS OF MAD MAGAZINE COVERS  
New York: Watson-Guptill, 2000. 1st ed. 224 pages. Paperback. 0823016846 0-8230-1684-6. Celebrates the 400th issue of the world's leading satire magazine, with the cover illustration being a mosaic portrait composed of all 400 covers. Fun with a magnifying glass.
Fine/Wraps. Tight, no wear, no marks. A beautiful copy. # E4215. $22.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Johnson, Paul C.   BEAUTIFUL CALIFORNIA  
Menlo Park, CA: Lane Book Co., 1963. 319 pages. Hardcover. The complete picture of California, presenting in outstanding photographs the many & varied scenic wonders of the state. Mostly b/w.
Near Fine/Good. Dj has some nicks, chips & tears, in mylar. # A5809. $8.00     Inquire Now  
Krehbiel, Henry Edward.   AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKSONGS: A STUDY IN RACIAL AND NATIONAL MUSIC  
New York: Frederick Ungar, 1971. Reprint. 176 pages. Hardcover. 0804455716 0-8044-5571-6. Reprint of the 1914 classic. Examines origin and structure of slave songs, spirituals, funerary, creole songs and more. Indexed.
Fine/Fine. An immaculate, tight copy. # A3021. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Krell (ed.), Dorothy.   BEAUTIFUL CALIFORNIA  
Menlo Park, CA: Lane, 1969. 2nd ed. 287 pages. Hardcover. This book shows the almost unbelievable scenic diversity of California in 280 photographs.
VG/Good+. Dj has a closed 1-1/2" tear at back fold. # A5810. $5.25     Inquire Now  
Lapallo, Connie.   DARK ENOUGH TO SEE THE STARS IN A JAMESTOWN SKY (SIGNED)  
Mechanicsville: Greyfox Press, 2012. 318 pages. Paperback. 0983398216 0-9833982-1-6. Historical novel based on the true story of the women and children at Jamestown. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author.
Fine/Wraps. An immaculate copy. # E1999. $22.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Magner, D.   THE FARMER'S GUIDE AND COMPLETE INSTRUCTOR: NEW METHODS, NEW SECRETS, HOW TO MAKE THE FARM PAY  
Battle Creek, MI: Magner Publishing Co., 189. 943 pages. Hardcover. Everything the would-be agrarian needs to know to make a success of his farm and animal breeding. Brown cloth-covered boards with black title and decorations on front and spine. B/w photos and well-done engravings & illustrations. Quite scarce.
Fair/No Jacket. Textblock is firm. front and rear hinges held only by cloth. Spine cloth very worn and has tears. # E2259. $375.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Mark, Norman.   MAYORS, MADAMS & MADMEN  
Chicago: Chicago Review, 1979. 1st ed. 240 pages. Hardcover. Anecdotes, stories and more from the early days of Chicago. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Mark. Indexed.
Good+/No Jacket. # A2869. $6.75     Inquire Now  
Melder, Keith.   HAIL TO THE CANDIDATE  
Washington, DC: Smithsonian,. Paperback. 1560981784 1-56098-178-4. Presidential campaigns from banners to broadcasts. Details two hundred years of campaigns, chronicling the changing character of American electioneering.
New/Wraps. New in publisher's shrinkwrap. # A5829. $8.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Memphis Board of Realtors, .   THIS IS MEMPHIS  
Vancouver, B.C.: Quest Travelbooks, 1974. 96 pages. Hardcover. Promotional color phot book for Memphis. 9x12 format.
VG/Good+. Dj has some edgewear and foxing. # A2330. $3.50     Inquire Now  
Montgomery Ward, .   MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG SPRING & SUMMER '79 1979  
Ft. Worth: Montgomery Ward, 1979. 1st ed. 1199 pages. Paperback. Shopper's catalog of clothing, home goods, sports and outdoors equipment, furniture, and most anything a person could want to buy by mail order in 1979. Folder of early shopper coupons, order blank for more catalogs.
VG/Wraps. Clean, solid and unmarked. Minor wear at spine ends. # E3550. $85.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Morgan, Barbara.   COUNTRY WAYS  
Pleasantville: Reader's Digest, 1988. 1st ed. 304 pages. Hardcover. 0895772906 0-89577-290-6. A celebration of country life, including country essays & stories, country cooking recipes & country songs with music & lyrics. Color & b/w photos & drawings.
Fine/Near Fine. # A5635. $7.75     Inquire Now  
Mother's Oats, .   MOTHER'S OATS BOOK OF PREMIUMS AND HOUSEHOLD HINTS, NUMBER 11  
Chicago: Mother's Oats, 1926. 24 pages. Paperback. Illustrated premiums and their cost in coupons and cash. All kinds household goods, silverware, clothing and toys, including a jointed Felix the Cat doll (as seen in moving picture theatres and funny sections of newspapers).
VG/Wraps. Clean, tight, unmarked, stapled pamphlet. # B6592. $13.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Nash, Eric P.   MANHATTAN SKYSCRAPERS  
New York: Princeton Architectural, 1999. 1st ed. 175 pages. Hardcover. 1568981813 1-56898-181-3. Nice photohistory of many of the iconic Manhattan highrises. Color and b/w photos by Norman McGrath, and drawings. Includes the Twin Towers and Trump Tower. Bibliography and glossary. Boards are full photo images (Empire State building on front, Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on back) with title on white spine. Dustjacket is same, but with title in red and white on front.
Fine/Fine. No wear, no marks. Price intact on dustjacket. # B4533. $20.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
New England Historical, Genealogical Soc.   VITAL RECORDS OF SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, TO THE YEAR 1850 [HIGGINSON FACSIMILE REPRINT, ACID-FREE PAPER]  
Salem, mA: Higginson Book Company, 2007. Reprint. 332 pages. Hardcover. 0740462555 0-7404-6255-5. Facsimile reprint of the 1903 original. Printed on archival, acid-free paper & bound in study black cloth covers with gilt spine titles. Arranged alphabetically in sections of births, marriages & deaths. Print date not stated, but per Books in Print, 2007.
Fine. An as new, unmarked copy. # E1984. $16.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Pepsin Syrup Company, .   SALESMEN'S DIARY AND EXPENSE BOOK COMPLIMENTS OF PEPSIN SYRUP COMPANY, MONTICELLO, IL 1927 (DR. CALDWELL'S SYRUP PEPSIN)  
Monticello, IL: Pepsin Syrup Company, 1927. Hardcover. Early day planner from Dr. Cadwell's Pepsin Syrup Company. A few pages of useful data like postal rates, world maps, conversions, etc, then pages for a diary.
VG/No Jacket. Nice, no marks. # B2537. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Schmeal, Jacqueline Andre.   IOWA FOLK ARTISTS  
Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Univ., 1998. 1st ed. 126 pages. Hardcover. 0813828899 0-8138-2889-9. The work and brief biography of sixteen Iowa folk artists. B/w photos. Book has a gift inscription, possibly that of the author, but name is not legible.
Near Fine/Near Fine. DJ a bit sun discolored. Gift inscription in book. # B5979. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Shute, Henry A.   FARMING IT  
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. 1st ed. 248 pages. Hardcover. Humorous account of a city slicker living the farm life. B/w illustrations, chapter flourishes. Decorative cloth cover.
VG/No Jacket. # A8785. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Standard Portland Cement Co., .   STANDARD PORTLAND CEMENT MAGAZINE DECEMBER 1933, VOLUME 1 NO. 3  
Painesville, OH: Standard Portland Cement Co. 1st ed. 24 pages. Paperback. 24-page stapled pamphlet filled with quotations, anecdotes, stories & maxims. Some business-like, others quite humorous. An uncommon bit of business Americana.
Good+/Wraps. Minor edgewear to the card covers, else VG. # E2841. $16.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Sutphen, Dick.   THE MAD OLD ADS  
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966. 1st ed. 128 pages. Hardcover. Humorous advertisements pre-1900.
Near Fine/VG. Clean, tight, no wear, but has gift inscription on half-title page. Dj is price-clipped. # B8005. $14.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wilcox, Carrie.   THE AMERICAN LEGION IN TEXAS 1919-1949  
Dallas: Banks, Upshaw, 1951. 1st ed. 520 pages. Hardcover. A thorough history of the American Legion's formation, activities and accomplishments in Texas. B/w photos, index, appendices.
X-Lib VG/No Jacket. X-Lib, but quite nice. # B0443. $5.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wilcox, Carrie.   THE AMERICAN LEGION IN TEXAS 1919-1949  
Dallas: Banks, Upshaw, 1951. 1st ed. 520 pages. Hardcover. A thorough history of the American Legion's formation, activities and accomplishments in Texas. Posts listed alphabetically by town. Constitution and by-laws, index.
VG/VG. Clean, tight, no owner name or marks. Dustjacket has a half-inch tear at front flap fold. Price intact. # B8383. $17.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wright, Elizabeth.   TEXAS SOCIETY / NATIONAL SOCIETY OF DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN COLONISTS 1981-1983 STATE YEARBOOK  
Dallas: Texas Society, 1983. 1st ed. 47 pages. Paperback. Officers roll (national and Texas chapters), highlights, and bylaws. Date on cover is 1983-1985, on title page is 1981-1983.
Near Fine/Wraps. Clean, tight, white cover starting to darken around edges. # B0623. $5.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  

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