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MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
101 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Ostrander, Stephen J.
102 Ostrander, Stephen J. GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2000 0811727785 / 9780811727785 Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can explore the outdoors. With this book as your guide, you can ponder the misty chasm and suspended streams at McConnells Mill, stroll through the windswept dunes at Presque Isle, or take a wild raft ride on the whitewater rapids of Ohiopyle. You'll find ideas for activities you can enjoy at each site - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on geology, wildlife, history, and special features of each area, as well as basic tourist information and handy locator maps, are also provided." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Ostrander, Stephen J.
103 Ostrander, Stephen J. GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2000 0811727785 / 9780811727785 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can explore the outdoors. With this book as your guide, you can ponder the misty chasm and suspended streams at McConnells Mill, stroll through the windswept dunes at Presque Isle, or take a wild raft ride on the whitewater rapids of Ohiopyle. You'll find ideas for activities you can enjoy at each site - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on geology, wildlife, history, and special features of each area, as well as basic tourist information and handy locator maps, are also provided." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease, minor soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOHAN SCHRODER'S TRAVELS IN CANADA, 1863., Overland, Orm, editor.
104 Overland, Orm, editor. JOHAN SCHRODER'S TRAVELS IN CANADA, 1863.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1989 0773507183 / 9780773507180 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he narrative of two months of travel during the summer of 1863 that took Johan Schroder, a Norwegian gentleman and farmer, through Upper and Lower Canada. Schroder's travels, undertaken with a view to publishing a guide for emigrants, brought Canada to the attention of the Norwegian people. Norwegian shipowners, many of whom were acting as carriers for the timber industry, quickly discovered that their return voyages to Canada could be more profitable if their ships were filled with immigrants instead of ballast. The time was ripe for interest in immigration to Canada when Schroder decided to embark on his tour. (He) was well received in his Canadian travels and managed in two months to see more of the country than most Canadians did in a lifetime. But, despite his warm welcome, he decided to settle in the United States and advised others to do the same. Schroder's account of Canada, which is now published for the first time in English translation, is the only narrative of travel in Upper and Lower Canada by a Scandinavian and one of the very few descriptions of pre-Confederation Canada written by a traveller from outside the English-speaking world. It not only gives us a view of Canada as it appeared to an educated Scandinavian but also sheds light on the reasons why most European emigrants who entered the port of Quebec eventually settled in the United States." Light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flapf-folds, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
105 Page, Dorothy G. Research by Violet Bjerke. Edited by Ada M. And Hiram M. Drache. POLAR PILOT: THE CARL BEN EIELSON STORY.
Danville, Illinois Interstate 1992 0813429390 / 9780813429397 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
409 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Biography of pioneering cold-weather aviator, Carl Ben Eielson (1897-1929), winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Harmon Trophy. Interior - small crease at bottom corner of last page and soft crease on adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small soft crease at bottom front corner and small soft crease at bottom rear corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
UNION STATION REMEMBERED: A PHOTO HISTORY., Pallotta, Joseph.
106 Pallotta, Joseph. UNION STATION REMEMBERED: A PHOTO HISTORY.
Portland, Maine Portland Litho 1985 0961609109 / 9780961609108 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
174 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/8" H x 11" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Portland, Maine's Union Station. Contents: Dedication; Introduction; Foreword; The Early Years; Station Interiors; The 1930s; The Clock Tower; The 1940s; The 1950s; The 470; Station Tracks; Closing Down and The End; Famous Trains; Miscellaneous. Interior - two creases at bottom corner of title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading to spine color, small soft corner and edge crease on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
107 Pearson, George F. OLDE BOSTON TOWNE. (OLD BOSTON TOWN.)
George F. Pearson, Boston, 1946, 10th edition. 
32 pp, 7 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A guide for a walking tour of Old Boston, describing the buildings and streets, interspersed with snippets of history and poetry. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh ip marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND., Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk.
108 Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk. A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND.
Caxambas Publishing, Goodland, Florida, 1999, first edition. 
145 pp + appendices, references and index, small 4to (10 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0967728169 SIGNED BY ELIZABETH M. PERDICHIZZI ON TITLE PAGE. Map endapers, many b&w photographs. "The Queen of Marco Island arrived here from Georgia as a teenage r names Tommie Camilla Stephens. She was a member of a large family, and there were many trials along the trail to Marco. After settling here, her father again decided to uproot the family and go traveling, but young Tommie put down her f o o t . M a r co was a fine place to stay and plant roots, she told him, and the rest of the family sided with her. Thus Tommie became a lifelong resident of the island. She soon married the owner of a mercantile store named James Barfield, and s he w as e v en tu al ly known all over southwest Florida as a plantation owner, hotel manager, postmistress, superintendant of education, lobbyist, politician, beekeeper, exporter of citrus candy, honey, fruit and other provender. No other wo man ha s e ver ha d s uch an im pact on Marco Island...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor waviness at top/bottom of book, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
109 Perkins, Maxwell. Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter. FATHER TO DAUGHTER: THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS.
Kansas City Andews and McMeel 1995 0836204875 / 9780836204872 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Maxwell Perkins. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w drawings by Maxwell Perkins, photographs. "Among book editors, none is quite so revered as Maxwell Perkins. During the years he worked in New York City's Charles Scribner's Sons, the legendary editor helped brilliant minds focus thoughts into literature, shaped manuscripts into classics, then championed writers into best-selling authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcia Davenport were only a few authors who had Perkins to thank for at least some of their success. Behind the scenes, however, this literary genius was a devoted father to five daughters - Bertha, Elizabeth, Louise, Jane, and Nancy. Because he wanted the girls to know and love the family homestead in Windsor, Vermont he sent them there every summer and corresponded with them daily. From thoughts about the people he met to reminiscences of favorite family vacations, Perkins provided a vivid presence in his daughters' lives, whether he was with them or not. In (this book), the touching correspondence Perkins created for his daughters has been gathered into a memento of a great man. It is obvious that Maxwell Perkins was more than just a noted editor - he was a man with a deep and abiding love for his family." Dust jacket has soft crease along top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN FOLK, PLAIN & FANCY.  NATIVE WHITE SOCIAL TYPES.  LAMAR MEMORIAL LECTURES NO. 29., Reed, John Shelton.
110 Reed, John Shelton. SOUTHERN FOLK, PLAIN & FANCY. NATIVE WHITE SOCIAL TYPES. LAMAR MEMORIAL LECTURES NO. 29.
University of Georgia Press, Athens, (1986), Ist edition. 
119 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...develops and explores a typology of white Southerners - aristocratic gentleman and lady, 'lord of the lash' and cunning belle, fun-loving 'good old boy', depraved redneck, and other figures - who have populated the region's mythos and its reality since antebellum times..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, 1/2" tear at top of rear hinge. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
111 Reid, Ed. MAFIA.
New York Random House 1952 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Popularly know as The Black Hand, the Mafia, which began in medieval Sicily as a patriotic group, has been and still is in control of organized crime in the United States. It has achieved this dubious distinction by the systematic liquidation of rival, non-Sicilian gangs. The mere itemization of this long and bloody reign of underworld terror will give every responsible citizen pause for thought - after he has stopped shivering! This book contains much new material derived from secret sources. Perhaps the most sensational of its revelations links key Mafia figures with the Allied Military Government in Italy. How one of the most powerful Mafia heads, under indictment for murder in this country, turned up as an aide to AMG, received letters of recommendation from United States Army officers, and at the same time conducted huge blackmarket operations in American supplies, is one of the monstrous disclosures. Why this same notorious criminal, following his arrest, was not returned to the U.S. until after the strange death of the key witness against him, is another part of the riddle that hints at the enormous secret strength of Mafia terrorism. (The author) courageously digs deep into the muck of vice and crime to throw light upon a ruthless gang of killers and racketeers whose influence is as evil as it is widespread." Small initials in pen on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear, creases at top edge with color loss - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, one very small edge tear, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
112 Richards, Robert D. FREEDOM'S VOICE: THE PERILOUS PRESENT AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.
Brassey's, Washington, (1998), first edition. 
177 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN: 1574881523 "The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment ensures freedom of speech and expression, but it has come increasingly under attack at the end of the twentieth century. Created two hundred years ago to protect unpopular views, to allow criticism of the government, to enable religious freedom and to give citizens a voice in government, its protection has recently been exploited by those who would douse a crucifix in urine, burn an American flag, or harass abortion clinic employees, to name just a few examples. As a result, many question its guarantees...(this book) chronicles the numerous assaults on free speech and expression that have occurred recently and shows how the lives of many ordinary citizens have been, or would be, affected adversely by the loss of First Amendment freedoms. (Richards) argues clearly and effectively that a strengthened, not weakened First Amendment is necessary to meet the challenges of the new millenium." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, small shallow dent on front hinge. NF/VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
113 Robertson, James Alexander. LOUISIANA UNDER THE RULE OF SPAIN, FRANCE, AND THE UNITED STATES, 1785-1807. 2 VOLUME SET.
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, Ohio, 1911 (c1910). 
Volume 1 - 376 pp, volume 2 - 391 pp., large 8vo, hard cover (no dust jacket). "The Social, Economic, and Political Conditions of the Territory represented in the Louisiana Purchase as portrayed in hitherto unpublished contemporary accounts by Dr. Paul Alliot and various Spanish, French, English and American Officials. Translated or trascribed from the original manuscripts, edited, annotated, and with bibliography and index by James Alexander Robertson. With special map of the Territory and other early maps and plans." The chapter containing the "Historical and Political Reflections on Louisiana" by Paul Alliot has the text in both English and French. Volume 1 has water damage to top of front board and top of spine causing heavy color loss, damage to cloth, distortion to board/spine in that area (up to 3/4" deep, but less in most areas), less damaging water marks at top of rear board, causing color loss and slight dye migration to top corner of rear pastedown and rear free endpaper, bottom of spine is faded and slightly frayed, some scattered water spots on boards and spine with varying degrees of color loss, center of spine is slightly concave, very light bump to bottom corner of front board, inside hinges startingto tear slightly, otherwise interior is clean and tight with many pages unopened. T.E.G. Volume 2 has light wear to corners of boards and top/bottom of spine, some light areas of soiling, scuffing and color loss to boards but no water damage like volume 1. The inside is clean and tight with many pages unopened. T.E.G. Both spines are slightly darkened. A scan of covers of volume 1 available on request. Volume 1 - G-, Volume 2 - VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
WALKING SOUTHEAST ALASKA: SCENIC WALKS AND EASY HIKES FOR INSIDE PASSAGE TRAVELERS., Romano-Lax, Andromeda.
114 Romano-Lax, Andromeda. WALKING SOUTHEAST ALASKA: SCENIC WALKS AND EASY HIKES FOR INSIDE PASSAGE TRAVELERS.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1997. 
170 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089997208X B&w photographs, maps. "The port towns of Alaska's Inside Passage are a walker's delight - just step off your ship into picturesque, walker-friendly towns to soak up the local history, gaze at totem poles, and stroll alongside the harbor. Look up, and you'll see the breathtaking scenery that Alaska is famous for - spectacular snow-capped peaks with eagles soaring high above. This book is ideal for cruise ship or ferry travelers as w e l l a s o v ernight visitors, with complete descriptions of 40 short and scenic walks in or very near to the port towns. Use this book to go on a lovely walk that takes you to the best sights in town, or to a nearby trail that only the locals k no w ab o ut . Ea ch hike has notes on native culture, scenery, and local lore, as well as the estimated time so you won't miss your boat. Discover where to walk in and around Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Juneau, Tenakee Springs, Sitka, Haines , a nd Sk ag way ." I nte rior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
115 Rosenfeld, Sophia. COMMON SENSE: A POLITICAL HISTORY.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 2011 0674057813 / 9780674057814 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
337 pp, 9 1/2" H. "Common sense has always been a cornerstone of American politics. In 1776, Tom Paine's vital pamphlet with that title sparked the American Revolution. And today, common sense - the wisdom of ordinary people, knowledge so self-evident that it is beyond debate - remains a powerful political ideal, utilitzed alike by George W. Bush's aw-shucks articulations and Barack Obama's down-to-earth reasonableness. But far from self-evident is where our faith in common sense comes from and how its populist logic has shaped modern democracy. (This) is the first book to explore this essential political phenomenon. The story begins in the aftermath of England's Glorious Revoluton, when common sense first became a political ideal worth struggling over. Sophia Rosenfeld's accessible and insightful account then wends its way across two continents and multiple centuries, revealing the remarkable individuals who appropriated the old, seemingly universal idea of common sense and the new strategic uses they made of it. Paine may have boasted that common sense is always on the side of the people and opposed to the rule of kings, but Rosenfeld demonstrates that common sense has been used to foster damagoguery and exclusivity as well as popular sovereignty." Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
116 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
 
 
THE CRIME CONFEDERATION: COSA NOSTRA AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ORGANIZED CRIME., Salerno, Ralph and Tompkins, John S.
117 Salerno, Ralph and Tompkins, John S. THE CRIME CONFEDERATION: COSA NOSTRA AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ORGANIZED CRIME.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1969. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mafia, Cosa Nostra, Syndicate, the Organization, or the Mob - 'the corporate giants of crime annually enjoy a profit greater than General Motors, Standard Oil, Ford, General Electric and U.S. Stee l combined'. This shocking book, written by the law officer who, according to The New York Times, 'knows more about the Mafia than any man who is not a member of it', reveals the facts about organized crime. (The authors) begin with 'A Day i n t h e Life of Several Citizens', a narrative which dramatically emphasizes how organized crime touches and involves us all, and sets the scene for the revelations which follow. He tells about the money organized crime takes in ($40 billion a ye ar , b y a c onservative estimate), the systematic corruption of public officials, how our legal system often seems designed to protect the criminal, the organization of organized crime, the methods used by confederation leaders to exact and enf orc e l oy alt y an d obedience from their underlings, how the confederation is undermining many legitimate corporations - in short, a complete picture of the whole sinister operation of big crime in America." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slig ht b ump at corn er s, ve ry light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has wrinkling/wear and some tears/chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - archivally taped, light browning on spine. Ver y Goo d/Go od+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY.  WITH 1999 UPDATE.  A NATURAL-HISTORY GUIDE TO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, CARIBOU WILDERNESS, THOUSAND LAKES WILDERNESS, HAT CREEK VALLEY AND MCARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK., Schaffer, Jeffrey P.
118 Schaffer, Jeffrey P. LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY. WITH 1999 UPDATE. A NATURAL-HISTORY GUIDE TO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, CARIBOU WILDERNESS, THOUSAND LAKES WILDERNESS, HAT CREEK VALLEY AND MCARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 6th printing with update. 
216 pp + 6 pp of updates, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899970591 B&w photographs, maps + folding topographic map in pocket at rear. "The uncrowded Lassen area, less than a tankful of gas from San Francisco, provides an alternative mountain-recre ation experience for hikers and equestrians, sightseers and rockhounds, botanists and birders, anglers and hunters. Compared to the High Sierra, this area has warmer days, longer summers, fewer people, and more campgrounds and resorts with a v a i l a b l e space. This book is not only a comprehensive guide to Lassen Park's roads and trails but also a guide to the roads and trails of the entire surrounding region, including the adjacent federal wilderness areas. (It) gives you all t he i nf or ma ti on y ou might need about good places to camp and fish, the best accommodations, wilderness permits, weather, road and trail mileages, and the flowers, trees, and birds to be seen. Also included is the most accurate 4-color topo gr aph ic map av ail abl e f or Lassen Volcanic National Park and the surrounding area." Interior - corner crease on map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight curl at bottom rear corner of book , t iny scu ff o n re ar c over . V ery Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SALTBOX AND CAPE COD HOUSES.  REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION., Schuler, Stanley.
119 Schuler, Stanley. SALTBOX AND CAPE COD HOUSES. REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION.
Atglen, PA Schiffer 2000 0764309986 / 9780764309984 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Marbled-pattern endpapers, color and b&w photographs, floor plans. This book "is for everyone interested in America's early Colonial homes but it is especially for those hoping to build or remodel an attractive, livable, comfortable and reasonably authentic Saltbox or Cape. (It) gives the six best ways to do this. But for you to do it in the charming tradition of our ancestors, you must first have a fairly complete understanding and appreciation of the original Saltboxes and Capes. You should know how they have changed and developed over the years. Despite the distinctive design and great age of the Saltbox, or Catslide, house - it was first built in America in about 1650 and goes back three centuries before that in England - this is the first book ever to discuss it fully. The equally old Cape Cod house is covered in the same way. (Approximately 140 houses are featured), half saltboxes, half Capes. Half are antique, half have been built in the past fifty years." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny light stains on top of text block, minor scuff on fore-edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!, Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).
120 Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed). THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, 2nd edition. 
92 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884292 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. SIGNED BY TWO OF THE AUTHORS - ADRIENNE SHADD & KAROLYN SMARDZ FROST - ON TITLE PAGE. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clan destine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them af t e r t h ey arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom !' a t t he R oyal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, w hen so me o f T oro nto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplor ed c hapt er in Toro nto' s history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
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THE GOLD CRUSADES:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929., Fetherling, Douglas.
THE GOLD CRUSADES: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929.
Fetherling, Douglas.
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NO MORE VIETNAMS., Nixon, Richard.  (Richard Milhous Nixon.)
NO MORE VIETNAMS.
Nixon, Richard. (Richard Milhous Nixon.)
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IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS:  FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES., Snider, C.H.J.
IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.
Snider, C.H.J.
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THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
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