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THE WAR FOR THE UNION.  VOLUME IV: THE ORGANIZED WAR TO VICTORY, 1864-1865., Nevins, Allan.
1 Nevins, Allan. THE WAR FOR THE UNION. VOLUME IV: THE ORGANIZED WAR TO VICTORY, 1864-1865.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1971, book club reprint. 
448 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here we have the story of th slow and sometimes agaonizing progress of the Union armies to victory. Grant and Sherman and Lincoln dominate. On the political front, Linc oln is reelected and the Union becomes even more solidly organized; on the military front, Grant sets his bulldog teeth in the neck of his great adversary Lee, and Sherman cuts a swath of desolation through the richest parts of the South. Vi c t o r y w hen it comes at Appomattox, is a quiet victory, but almost at once the murder of President Lincoln and the succession of President Andrew Johnson present the nation with new problems as terrible if not as immediate as the battles. The wo rk c lo se s w ith an account of the demobilization of the armies and the nation's return to the pursuits of peace which, despite the war, are seen to have widened in scope and to be filled with new opportunities." Dust jacket has some areas o f m ino r e dge we ar /wr inkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Schaffer, Jeffrey P. DESOLATION WILDERNESS AND THE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE BASIN. THIRD EDITION.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 3rd edition, 2nd printing. 
154 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971903 B&w photographs and maps + color folding map in pocket at rear. "(This) is the first guide to describe both areas in detail and to show all their trails on an up-to-date, four-color map. Furthe rmore, it is the first Tahoe hiking guide to be written in cooperation with the federal Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. This guidebook offers you: 32 accurately described hiking trips in four areas: Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe's Em e r a l d B a y , South Fork American River (trails south of Highway 50), and Upper Truckee River (trails north of Highway 88 and west of Highway 89); A table of mileages to the 80 trout-stocked lakes you can reach by trail; Descriptions of terrain , la ke s an d v eg et ation which, with abundant photographs, help you decide which hike is the right one to you; Where, when, how and why to get permits for going into Desolation Wilderness; How to hike and camp with a minimal impact on the envir on men t; A lis t of the ar ea's campgrounds, arranged by hike. You'll know where to stay, and if and how you should maker reservations." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor ru bbi ng, lig ht cur l to bott om c orner of book. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SHIP AGROUND: A TALE OF ADVENTURE & PAINTED PORTS.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO.s 3 & 35. (TWO VOLUMES), Smith, C. Fox.
3 Smith, C. Fox. THE SHIP AGROUND: A TALE OF ADVENTURE & PAINTED PORTS. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO.s 3 & 35. (TWO VOLUMES)
London Oxford University Press Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- C. Walter Hodges. 
221 pp, 212 pp, 7 7/8" - 2 volumes. The Ship Aground is the first Oxford Children's Library printing of 1958 - Painted Ports is the 1965 printing. B&w illustrations. The Ship Aground "derives its title from the name of a tavern that stood on the bank of London River a hundred and fifty years ago or thereabouts. That is where the hero spent his childhood, and that was his point of departure on a voyage in the best 'Treasure Island' vein that carried him to the other side of the world and back. The story is exciting without putting any undue strain on the reader's credulity, and the atmosphere and local colour of the period are well preserved." In Painted Ports, "Barty Dale is anxiously waiting to go to sea, in spite of the hardships endured in the past. When he does at last succeed in becoming an apprentice aboard the 'Sir Thomas Hobson', he is full of excitement at the thought of what lies ahead. Though misfortune follows him wherever he goes, Barty remains undaunted. After escaping from a French privateer, he finds some strange friends, and experiences an even stranger ending to his voyage." The ship Aground has light browning in page margins, one tiny corner bump, archivally taped edge tears to last two pages, light browning to edges of text block. Painted Ports has corner creases on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. The dust jacket of Painted Ports is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve with old price sticker on flap. The Ship Aground's dust jacket is price-clipped, has small hole on rear flap-fold, light edge wear, chip at bottom of front panel, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel, tiny tears with creases at top edge, two small old price stickers, protected by a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 


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