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SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS.  TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937., Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia
1 Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS. TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937.
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania 1937 Soft Cover Good- 
328 pp + 72 pp classifieds section, 11" H, stapled, with hole in top left corner for hanging. Gives monthly telephone rates, how to dial, how to make out-of-town calls, station to station rates. Covers: Beachlake, Benton, Bohemia, Brooklyn, Bushkill, Camptown, Carbondale, Chapman Lake, Clarks Summit, Clifford, Conyngham, Cresco, Dallas, Dalton, Delaware Water Gap, Drums, Dushore, Fairdale, Forest City, Freeland, Galilee, Hawley, Hazleton, Honesdale, Huntington Mills, Jackson, Jermyn, Laceyville, Lackawaxen, Lake Ariel, Lake Como, Lake Winola, McAdoo, Mehoopany, Montrose, Moosic, Mt. Pocono, Mountain Top, Muhlenburg, Nanticoke, Narrowsburg, New Albany, Newfoundland, Nicholson, Nuangola, Nuremberg, Olyphant, Pittston, Pleasant Mount, Plymouth, Pocono Lake, Ringtown, Scranton, Shickshinny, Shunk, South Gibson, Springville, Stanton, Stroudsburgs, Susquehanna, Taylor, Thompson, Tunkhannock, Uniondale, Wapwallopen, Waymart, Weatherly, White Haven, Wikes-Barre-Kingston, Wyalusing, Wyoming. Interior - browning to pages - a little more at edges, very small pieces missing from bottom corner of last three page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - creases and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, 1" piece missing from bottom corner of rear cover, very small chip at top spine corner of front cover, slight perforation on front cover from binding staple. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUMES I & II), Brett, R. Dallas.
2 Brett, R. Dallas. HISTORY OF BRITISH AVIATION 1908-1914. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUMES I & II)
London Aviation Book Club Hard Cover Good 
216pp + 207 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H) - 2 volumes. No date (c1934). Green cloth with black lettering on spines - no dust jackets. B&w photographs, diagrams, tables. Browning and color fading to edges of endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of most pages of vol. 2, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, both volumes have foxing on spines - heavier on vol. 2, small areas of light to moderate edge wear, afew very small scuffs on covers, three small corner bumps on vol. 2, light browning to edges of text block and fading to color on top of text block on vol. 2. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS., Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim.  Edited by Mary Anne Stevens.
3 Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim. Edited by Mary Anne Stevens. THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS.
Museum of Art, Dallas, 1993. 
230 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket and publisher's plain cardboard slipcase. ISBN 0300053509 Profusely illustrated with color reproductions. "In the final decade of his life Camille Pissarro abandoned his experimentation with Neo -Impressionist technique and developed new forms of pictorial expression that drew more on the Impressionism of his earlier career. During this period - from 1893 to 1903 - Pissarro, besides continuing to explore the landscape genre that had b e e n h is main subject-matter, also began to grapple with urban scenes, and his paintings of Paris, Rouen and the busy ports of Dieppe and Le Havre became an important component of his artistic output. At this time, Pissarro, like Monet, starte d to w or k o n canvas in series, often painting six or seven canvases simultaneously and discarding one temporarily when the light, the traffic, the weather or his mood altered. He started all of them at the scene, in the manner perfected by the I mpr ess ion is ts, and worked with extraordinary speed and deftness. By 1899, he was living part-time in Paris and, from his combined studio and living space, painted a series that included over forty views of the same motif. (The authors) beg in this bea utif ul book on Pissarro's cityscapes by setting the paintings in their broad art-historical context, tracing the tradition of the image of the city both within and prior to Impressionism and looking also at contemporary treatments of the urba n sce ne. (Th ey) e xamine the history of the representation of the city in the literature, poetry and philosophical writings of the nineteenth century and discuss Pissarro's knowledge of these alternative theories of the city. Using Piss arro 's ext ensive cor resp ondenc e from this period of his life, they describe the artist's attitudes towards his final works. The book also includes a catalogue of Pissarro's eleven urban series, each one introduced by an overview covering the histo ry of t he city scape pict ured an d the production, exhibition history, and early critical reception of the series. Full data of each painting follows." The catalogue of the 1993 exhibition. Slight waviness to fore-edge of text-block, min or rub bing on boards. Dust jacket has ver y minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has slight browning at edges. Near Fine/Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SWAMP SAILORS:  RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842., Buker, George E.
4 Buker, George E. SWAMP SAILORS: RIVERINE WARFARE IN THE EVERGLADES 1835-1842.
University of Florida, Gainesville, 1975. 
152 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0813003520 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Until the Second Seminole War the United States Navy had generally employed the Federalist doctrine (cruiser-commerce-raiding), but the un iqueness of this Indian conflict caused the navy to adopt a new offensive strategy. For the first time in history the American Navy was pitted against a nonmaritime foe. There were no single merchantmen to attack; there were no cruisers t o e n g a g e in single-ship combat; there were no enemy fleets to be repelled from the nation's harbors. Instead, there were Indians practicing guerilla tactics in a watery environment - the Everglades of Florida. Athough it was not apparent at t h e be gi nn in g o f the war, the navy's only hope for victory lay in the development of a strategy for riverine warfare. It was a kind of warfare that demanded specially trained combat groups, organized for sustained land/sea operations. I t r equ ir ed jo int ac tio n wi th the army. It called for a naval command familiar with setting up and directing complex operations and diverse forces to achieve an overall objective. In developing a strategy of riverine warfare, United States Nav y po lic y e volv ed f rom a de fe nsi ve to an offensive position, from a society of highly individualistic and inflexible sea captains into a well-meshed cooperative unit capable of working not only alone but also with the army. Between 1835 and 1842, the nav y cam e of age. Her e i s a dramatic account of that vital time, enhanced by an awesome setting, which will engage and enlighten both the scholar of naval history and the armchair sailor." Previous owner's small stamp on fron t pas tedown . Du st ja cket h as ve ry li ght ed ge w ear/ wrinkling, two very small closed tears with crease, light browning, very light soiling on rear panel and spine, tiny light stain on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CATALOG 16:  THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION., Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns.
5 Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns. CATALOG 16: THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION.
Jackson Arms, Dallas, Texas, n.d. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A catalog of 699 items (guns and gun-related) including the collection of Ben Ames Williams which contained many Colt items. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - heavy rubbing and moderate soiling, light wear at top/bottom of spine, thumbing soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Keswick, Maggie, editor. Revised and updated by Clara Weatherall. (Alan Reid, Peter Ward Fay, Yen-p'ing Hao, Kwang-ching Liu, Pat Barr, Edward LeFevour, John Keswick, Adam Williams, Jeremy Brown, John King Fairbank, Percy Weatherall.) THE THISTLE AND THE JADE: A CELEBRATION OF 175 YEARS OF JARDINE MATHESON.
London Frances Lincoln 2008 0711228302 / 9780711228306 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
320 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). First printing of the revised edition (an update of the 1982, 150th anniversary volume). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Founded in Canton in 1832, Jardine Matheson has grown, principally from bases in the East, to become an international trading house with business interests throughout the world. (This book) assembles contributions from leading historians, such as Professor John King Fairbank and Professor K.C. Liu, and old Jardine hands, including Alan Reid and Sir John Keswick, as well as figures from the more recent history of the firm, to chronicle how this happened. They tell the story of how wealth and influence were accumulated in the early days of trading, and of the special relationship forged by 'the Princely Hong' with China and her people. They describe the opening up of Japan. They explain how the company faced the challenge of the last years of the nineteenth century by diversifying into railway construction in China and other industrial activities. After World War II the firm had to cope with the closure of China before going public in 1961. A major restructuring in the 1980s propelled the Group forward into new markets in Asia and, more recently, has allowed it to recommence full-scale operations in China. 'The Thistle and The Jade' is truly a tale of merchant adventure." Minor wear at corners and top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
7 Leduc, Joanne, editor. (Thomas McMicking.) OVERLAND FROM CANADA TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY MR. THOMAS McMICKING OF QUEENSTON, CANADA WEST.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1981 0774801360 / 9780774801362 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ William G.R. Hind 
121 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations - reproductions, photographs, map. "Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking - destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  FEBRUARY, 1949.  VOL. XXXI, NO. 5., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (James Peck, Herman Salmon, Douglas Rolfe, William Suda, Alfred Owles, E.W. Evans, Charles Hollinger, Jerry Brofman, H.A. Thomas, Walter Musciano, Robert Brown, Henry Struck, Harvey Robbers, C.D. Calkins, J.F. Conway.)
8 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (James Peck, Herman Salmon, Douglas Rolfe, William Suda, Alfred Owles, E.W. Evans, Charles Hollinger, Jerry Brofman, H.A. Thomas, Walter Musciano, Robert Brown, Henry Struck, Harvey Robbers, C.D. Calkins, J.F. Conway.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. FEBRUARY, 1949. VOL. XXXI, NO. 5.
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1949. 
110 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans (2 fold-outs), advertisements. Contents: Behemoth (Consolidated XC-99); The Reds Aren't Stallin' (Soviet Air Force); We Fly the Minnow; Dallas School; Air Progress: Gun Turrents; Jet Propulsion Isn't New!; Photo Competition; C.A.P. News; Skystreak; Goodyear Round Up - Part I; Jaguar; Aeronca C-3; XC-99; Albatros; "Pete" (Sterling Pete); Flying Wing Airfoils; Jetex Job; Record Riser; Accident Prevention Code for Clubs; Twin-Engine Technique. Departments: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Solo Club; Sketchbook; Dope Can; Airmen of Vision; The Last Word. Interior - very light browning to p a g e s , o t h erwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. light browning to edges of textblock, very light browning on spine and rear cover, minor rubbing/ ed ge w ea r, sm al l corner crease on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  MARCH, 1956.  VOL. XXXIV.  NO. 137., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (C.C.P. Lawson, J.R. Western, Major A. McK Annand, Major G. Tylden, Major Eric Robson, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, C.T. Atkinson, Captain M.E. Taylor, Carson I.A. Ritchie, Major A.B. Cree, Hurmus Kaus, et al.)
9 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (C.C.P. Lawson, J.R. Western, Major A. McK Annand, Major G. Tylden, Major Eric Robson, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, C.T. Atkinson, Captain M.E. Taylor, Carson I.A. Ritchie, Major A.B. Cree, Hurmus Kaus, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. MARCH, 1956. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 137.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1956. 
46 pp, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps/battle plans, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Dallas, G.C.B. (1758-1839); The County Fencibles and Militia Augmentation of 1794; The Regimental Colour of the 2nd Bn. Lord Ogilvy's Regiment, Army of Prince Charles Edward; The First Four Volunteer Units of the Cape; James Smithies (1787-1868), 1st Royal Dragoons; Two Cavalry Jackets; Standards and Guidons of the Horse G r e n a d i e r Guards, c. 1766-1788; Wynendael (with maps) / Notes: 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, Regimental Orders: Dress; An Unusual Cannon Gun (Hyderabad); Recruiting in Northern Counties for Hamilton's Expedition to Germany during the Thirty Y ea rs W ar ; Kn ap sa cks; etc. / Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 26 March, 1956 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate edge wrink li ng, ve ry lig ht br own ing , issue number written in ink on spine, small corner creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING:  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870., Ruggles, Richard I.
10 Ruggles, Richard I. A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING: THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1991 0773506780 / 9780773506787 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of the more than 160 Company servants and surveyors engaged in the field, as well as the contributions of more than fifty Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and gave confirgurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the (Company), and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches." Minor edge wear, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
11 Scobie, Ian H. Mackay, Major, editor. (Captain D.R. Stirling-Stuart, Major I. H. Mackay Scobie, C.A. Malcolm, Warrant-Officer-Instructor A. Oakman, Oswald Dallas, Major J.R. Peploe, J. Paine, Major A.F. Macgillivray, Captain Philippe Durand.) THE SCOTTISH REGIMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
Edinburgh Oliver and Boyd 1943 Second (corrected) Impression. Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
112 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Introduction; The Royal Scots Greys; Scots Guards; The Royal Scots; The Royal Scots Fusiliers; The King's Own Scottish Borderers; The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles); The Black Watch; The Highland Light Infantry; The Seaforth Highlanders; The Gordon Highlanders; The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Tiny corner bumps, small bumps to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling with several small tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s., Wright, Mike.
13 Wright, Mike. WHAT THEY DIDN'T TEACH YOU ABOUT THE 60s.
Presidio, Novato, CA, 2001. 
360 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891417249 "It was the age of Aquarius. It was the Vietnam era. The Greensboro Four sat in and Martin and a few hundred thousand others marched on Washington. In Birmingham Bull Connor t urned out the dogs and turned on the fire hoses. Rock 'n' roll was definitely here to stay. The Beatles made their final American public appearance with the decade barely half past. Camelot died in Dallas. The Great Society foundered on t h e s h o a ls of the Tonkin Gulf. Free speech at Berkeley and not so free speech in Chicago. We didn't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore and then he won the presidency. Grass wasn't just mowed, it was smoked rolled up in sheets of Zig-Zag. L on g h ai r an d hard hats. The Mets lost more games in one season than any team in the history of baseball and won a World Series. Broadway Joe guaranteed a victory by his upstart Jets over Johnny Unitas's seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts (Y es, m y c hil d, on ce upon a time the Colts belonged to Baltimore) - and delivered. And I haven't even mentioned sex - the pill, summer of love, free love. (The author) tackles the decade in which America changed forever, for better or for wors e. The 60s wer e s o re cent that even if you are a part of the post-baby-boom generation and didn't live through them, you feel like you did. Yet, the 60s ended over thirty years ago. Upon close examination, memories of those halcyon days, whic h s eem so pi cture -per fect in our mind's eye, have acquired the patina, and dust, of history. (Wright) breathes life into our nation's history while spotlighting little-known events and 'rest of the story' details, and always with a fine e ye for the hum an ele ment." One page with tiny crease at top edge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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