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1 Gruber, John, Editor. (John Illman, Steve Patterson, David D. Perata, Michael Zega, John Gruber, Doug Riddell, Allan W. Miller, James A. Porterfield, Octavus Roy Cohen, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 6. WINTER 1997.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1997 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Bay Area Fan Trips, 1948-1964; Appalachian Mixed Train (Abingdon Branch); The Pullman Porter; Photo Album; Travel by Train (advertising artwork); Steam in the 1960s; Now That Was Railroading; Marx Electric Trains; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (CB&Q locomotive 4960 and Denrock Zephyr); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1939 (Streamliners, Chessie's travels); Executive Suite ("Gus" Aydelott's Grande Railroad); Railroad Collectibles (switchlock keys); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - very soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, very minor tiny scuffs on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
2 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
3 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
4 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: FIELDS OF BATTLE IN CANADA AND AMERICA.
Vintage, Toronto, 1996. 
348 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0676970044 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Military history and geography explain each other in North America as nowhere else in the world. Award-winning historian John Keegan explores their relationshi p and examines the battles fought over three centuries between Frenchman and Indian, Royalist and colonist, Union and Confederacy." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor b r o w n ing to edges of text block, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MODEL RAILROAD PLANNING 2001.  (MODEL RAILROADER.), Koester, Tony, ed.  (Bernard Kempinski, Iain Rice, Mike Hamer, Rene Gourley, Brian Fayle, Don Mitchell, Eric Hansmann, Keith Jordan, Henry Freeman, Robert Nicholson, Dick Roberts, Paul Dolkos, Jeff Wilson.)
5 Koester, Tony, ed. (Bernard Kempinski, Iain Rice, Mike Hamer, Rene Gourley, Brian Fayle, Don Mitchell, Eric Hansmann, Keith Jordan, Henry Freeman, Robert Nicholson, Dick Roberts, Paul Dolkos, Jeff Wilson.) MODEL RAILROAD PLANNING 2001. (MODEL RAILROADER.)
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 2001. 
98 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Color and b&w photographs, color layouts. Contents: Open spaces, narrow shelf; A case for a good dose of sky (prairie railroad track plans); Surround staging; Keeping it simple (Pembroke, Ontario - pocket terminal); Knott's Wharf; 10 design tips from an expert; Serving West Virginia's glass industry; Where belt and trunk lines meet; From Surf Line to San Diego; Research in the information age; Beaver Creek Mining & Transportation Co. (Appalachian railroad); Going up! (a helix killer); Sharing questions and ideas; Balancing act; Full-size mock up; "Flat" falls flat; Layout lighting tips; Changes along the Q (Way of the Zephyrs). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks . Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Logue, Victoria and Logue, Frank. THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKER. (REVISED EDITION OF "THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKER'S PLANNING GUIDE".)
Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL, 2000, 2nd edition, 7th printing. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897321618 B&w photographs, drawings. "Stretching more than 2,150 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation's premier hiking trail. (This book) is the essential guide for anyone pre paring for a hike of any length along this trail. Through anecdotes, (it) prepares hikers for what to expect from animals, weather, other hikers, and more. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 mil e s o f e x p erience on the nation's oldest trail system into this commonsense guide. (It) offers essential information on: Tents; Sleeping Gear; Clothing; Water Purifiers; Backpacks; Boots; Stoves." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ow ne r sh ip ma rk s. Exterior - very minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Russell, Randy and Barnett, Janet. THE GRANNY CURSE AND OTHER GHOSTS AND LEGENDS FROM EAST TENNESSEE.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina John F. Blair, Winston-Salem 1999 0895871858 / 9780895871855 Soft Cover Fine 
146 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Witches who fly down chimneys. A chair that won't release its occupant until a drop of blood stains the floor. A mountain that grew - and continues to grow - from the grave of a woman who was larger than life. The ghost of a woman who jumps on the bumpers of cars driving past the graveyard where she is buried. An apple tree that growls at people who pick its fruit. A woman who rose from her grave each night to get food for a baby born to her after she had died. A peach tree that grows on the head of a deer. These and other legends and ghost stories handed down for generations are contained in this collection of twenty-five tales from East Tennessee. The locales for these stories range from Roan Mountain to Chattanooga; from Cades Cove to Hancock County, where the Melungeons live; from the Sequatchie Valley to the Cumberland Plateau. The stories themselves are enhanced by Appalachian folk wisdom and tidbits about mountain traditions." This is a new unread book, in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE., Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight)
8 Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight) NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
THE WISCONSIN FRONTIER., Wyman, Mark.
9 Wyman, Mark. THE WISCONSIN FRONTIER.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1998. 
336 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0253334144 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "From French coureurs de bois coursing through its waterways in the seventeenth century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down those sa me rivers in the late nineteenth century, settlers came to Wisconsin's frontier seeking wealth and opportunity. Indians mixed with these newcomers, sometimes helping and sometimes challenging them, often benefiting from their guns, pots, blan k e t s , and other trade items. Besides its natural riches of furs, farmland, wild game, timber, and lead, Wisconsin lay astride the major water route linking the St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico, and it became a contested site as France, Brit ai n, a nd t h e United States fought to control the Upper Lakes. The British were long reluctant to give up this land that they had lost through war and diplomacy, but eventually the victorious Americans arriving in the early nineteenth century tra nsf orm ed the r egion. As population grew, the Indians realized that incoming groups wanted land as well as furs, and a series of struggles erupted that eventually left Chippewas, Menominees, and the 'New York Indians' with reservations. The Win neba goes an d Po taw atomis obtained smaller holdings; but many of them, as well as members of tribes such as the Foxes and Sacs, were moved beyond the Mississippi under government treaties. The settlers' frontier produced a state with enorm ous e thnic vari ety, but its unruliness worried distant govermental and religious authorities, who soon dispatched officials and missionaries to help guide the new settlements. By 1900 an era was rapidly passing, leaving Wisconsin's peoples with tradi tions of opt imism and self -government, but confronting them also with tangled cutover lands and game scarcities that were a legacy of the settlers' belief in the inexhaustible resources of the frontier." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of s pine. Dust j acket h as som e ver y min or edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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