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121 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
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME.  2 VOLUME SET CONTAINING THE ORIGINAL 29 VOLUMES., Sabin, Joseph.
122 Sabin, Joseph. A DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME. 2 VOLUME SET CONTAINING THE ORIGINAL 29 VOLUMES.
New York Mini-Print Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ 
2 volume set - oblong (7 3/4" H x 9 5/8" D) brick-coloured cloth. The "Dictionary" was originally published in 29 volumes between 1868-1939 and the text has been reduced with 8 pages of the original work appearing on each page of this c1967 2 volume reprint (see photograph). Some pages with a small soft bump at top corner, minor corner wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE CRIME CONFEDERATION: COSA NOSTRA AND ALLIED OPERATIONS IN ORGANIZED CRIME., Salerno, Ralph and Tompkins, John S.
123 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.
124 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.
125 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).
126 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
 
 
A STORY OF A BOOKMAN:  A BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY., Shipherd, H. Robinson,
127 Shipherd, H. Robinson, A STORY OF A BOOKMAN: A BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY.
New York Exposition Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). Signed on the title page: "H. Robinson Shipherd / July 26, 1960". "Here is the story of a busy, useful, and dynamic life - the story of a smalltown boy from Long Island whose alert interest in life and the world has carried him from one happy and rewarding professional experience to another." Typesetter, teacher, minister, editor, printer, publisher. "In this warm, intimate volume is a treasure chest of fascinating, behind-the-scenes information about the art of making books." Contents: In the Country; In the Big Town; To College; In the Big World; In Print; In France; Bacon or Shakspere?; A Variety of Experiences; Pulpit Teaching; Back to Books; Sizing Up the Manuscript; Making the Author Unmistakable; Catching the Boners; Alphabetical Contents at the Rear; The Busy Years; Index. Loose copy of the author's bookplate laid in, two small light stains and a small tear (archivally taped) on page 38, minor light foxing to edges of textblock, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small chips at top of spine, two tiny closed tears, light browning and foxing to some edges, faint foxing on panels, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
128 Silber, Nina. THE ROMANCE OF REUNION: NORTHERNERS AND THE SOUTH, 1865-1900.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1993. 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0807846856 "The reconciliation of North and South following the Civil War depended as much on cultural imagination as on the politics of Reconstruction. In (this book, the author) documents the transformation fr om hostile sectio nalism to sentimental, gendered reunion rhetoric. Using works of fiction, journalistic accounts, travel literature, dramatic portrayals, minstrel shows, and popular songs, she shows how northern culture created a notion of recon c i liation that roman tacized and feminized southern society." Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature in pencil on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small corner creases on covers - mi grate slightly into adjacent pages, minor faint ink stain on front cover, light ink stain across barcode. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOCKSHOP.  (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".), Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles.
129 Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles. HOCKSHOP. (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".)
Random House, New York, 1954, first edition. 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "This anecdotal profile tells the story of the fabulous 'Emperors of Pawnbroking' - the William (Hockshop) Simpsons who for five generations maintained the oldest, best-known and most respected pawnshop in the United States. This bizarre family business began in 1822 when the first William Simpson came from England and set up New York's first hockshop. From the era of O. Henry to that of Damon Runyon, the Simpsons did business with gypsies, morticians, gamblers, actors, sportsmen and thousands of others who came to their store to solve unique personal problems. Among the items handled by the Simpsons were the fabulous Hope Diamond, a Stradivarius, a ten-volume History of the Jews, fifteenth-century manuscripts, paintings, a set of Chinese screens, rugs, linens, coins, antiques, watches and a Crusader's giant thumb ring. The people who hocked these varied treasures were famous and infamous, rich and poor, e t h i c a l a nd not so ethical. There are stories here about 'sleepers' - those unexpected bargains that turn up so rarely, and there is an expose of clever frauds and shady tricks used in the past. In addition, the appendix covers techniques an d cu st om s of pa wnbroking and gives five basic rules for hockers, plus a brief history of borrowing and lending through the ages. Here you will learn how to protect yourself, how to tell genuine from fake merchandise, some dependable trade n ame s, an d h ow to de t erm ine value." Very light browning to pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slight cocked, a few small faint waterm arks on top of tex tbl ock. Dust jacket has light browning, moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, very small chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE:  THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN., Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain.  Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney.  Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr.
130 Sladen, Joseph Alton, Captain. Edited by Edwin R. Sweeney. Foreword by Frank J. Slanden, Jr. MAKING PEACE WITH COCHISE: THE 1872 JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH ALTON SLADEN.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1997 0806129735 / 9780806129730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
179 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Cochise was a name that struck terror into hearts across the Southwest. Yet in the autumn of 1872, Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Joseph Alton Sladen, entered Arizona's rocky Dragoon Mountains in search of the elusive Chirichua Apache chief. Accompanied only by a guide and two Apache scouts, they sought to convince Cochise that the bloody fighting between his people and the Americans must stop. After twelve years of war, Cochise had already reached that conclusion, but he had found no American official he could trust. Known as the 'Christian general' during the Civil War, General Howard was a man of courage, honesty, and compassion. When he went bravely to visit Cochise, who later recalled that 'to do so might have caused his death', he won the Indian's sincere respect. Howard's devoted aide, Joseph Sladen, maintained a journal during their two-month quest from Fort Tularosa, New Mexico, to Cochise's stronghold. During the time he spent with Cochise and his Chokonen band, Sladen had the opportunity to observe the chief among his people. A student of medicine and human nature, Sladen found much ot admire in Apache culture. His anecdotes about Cochise offer a perspective on the man that no other account provides." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small light corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two 2" light line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
131 Slaney, Catherine. Foreword by Dr. Daniel G. Hill III. FAMILY SECRETS: CROSSING THE COLOUR LINE.
Toronto Natural Heritage Books, Toronto, (2003). 2003 1896219829 / 9781896219820 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed by Author
249 pp, 8vo (9" H). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE, 'TO JOHN, ALL THE BEST CATHERINE SLANEY'. B&w photographs. "Catherine Slaney grew to womanhood unaware of her celebrated Black ancestors. An unanticipated meeting was to change her life. Her great-great grandfather was Dr. Anderson R. Abbott, the first Canadian-born Black to graduate from medical school in Toronto in 1861. In 'Family Secrets' (she) narrates her journey along the trail of her family tree, back through the era of slavery and the plight of fugitive slaves, the Civil War, the Elgin settlement near Chatham, Ontario, and the Chicago years. Why did some of her family identify with the Black community while othes did not? What role did 'passing' play? Personal anecdotes and excerpts from archival Abbott family papers enliven the historical context of this compelling account of a family dealing with an unknown past. An important contribution to African-Canadian history, this moving and uplifting story demonstrates that understanding one's identity requires first the embracing of the past." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear at top of rear hinge area, small faint crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates into last few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
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.
132 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.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on the inside, it has wraparound captioned illustrations (including flaps) of many of the ships mentioned and titling on the spine and front panel. It has protected the book's cloth, keeping the red unusually bright. Top edge red, b&w illustrations (collated). Chapter headings: Bow Wave; An Anchor in a Grave Yard; When Chauncey Came to Kingston; The Burlington Races; The Niagara Sweepstakes; The Escape of the "Slippery Six"; The Boy Commander and the Widow; A Resurrection on the Shores of Graveyard Pond; How We Took Oswego; The Captain's Gig Goes Glove-Hunting; Yarns o' York; Apples of Ashes; Champions of Champlain; The Spoiling of the Spoilers; The Silent St. Lawrence. Some light toning to endpapers, tiny stain in top margin of pages 170 & 171, very small bump to fore-edge and a small crease at bottom corner of pages 205 to 270, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top edge. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ATLANTIC MERCHANT-APOTHECARY: LETTERS OF JOSEPH CRUTTENDEN 1710-1717., Steele, I.K., editor.  (Joseph Cruttenden.)
133 Steele, I.K., editor. (Joseph Cruttenden.) ATLANTIC MERCHANT-APOTHECARY: LETTERS OF JOSEPH CRUTTENDEN 1710-1717.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802053645 / 9780802053640 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
135 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth with black title blocks and decorations on spine and front board - gilt lettering. "The letters of Joseph Cruttenden, London merchant-apothecary, form a unique document in early modern economic, medical, and social history. Cruttenden, who carried on trade in colonial America and the British West Indies, did not represent the powerful merchant houses that handled much of the colonial trade as commission agents and staple traders. He was one of the thousands of small traders whose names survive, like rows of miniature tombstones, only in the English portbooks. The remedies his colonial customers ordered suggest that these physicians, clerics, and merchant apothecaries were better informed about new drugs and practices than has been assumed. Cruttenden's letters provide a rare opportunity to evaluate the pharmacy of his time, in terms not of huge pharmacopoeias but of the ingredients and remedies actually sought by practitioners. In frank and engaging style, Cruttenden reveals a little about himself, a great deal about the drug and medicine trade, and even more about the business practices of a small trader in England's Atlantic empire." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
134 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.
New York Oxford University Press 1994 0195082222 / 9780195082227 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. Instead, he reveals how Amerindians rose to the challenge of each successive invasion with martial and diplomatic skill, from the defeat of Ponce de Leon in 1513 to a negotiated peace with the British in 1765. In war after war, the Amerindians and Europeans battled in a precarious balance, adapting each other's technology and tactics and seeking each other out as allies and as supply sources of food and weapons. Steele follows the experience of the Spanish at San Agustin, the English at Jamestown and Plymouth, the French at Quebec, and the Dutch at Albany, revealing the vast range of Amerindian strategies for coping with invaders. He continues the story through the arrival of European regulars in 1755, showing how the Amerindians adapted to the resulting changes in warfare and the ultimate British victory over the French. In the end, the triumphant English were faced with a powerful Amerindian campaign against their outlying posts that forced them to accept a military stalemate on the frontier, leading to a negotiated balance of power in 1765." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT:  THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE., Stephens, George Washington.
135 Stephens, George Washington. THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT: THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE.
Montreal Louis Carrier 1929 Third impression. Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
460 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates, maps (3 fold-out) - collated. Colour map endpapers. Chapter headings: Treaties, Boundaries, Waterways, 1712-1929; Transportation and Communication; International Aspect of Arterial Waterways; St. Lawrence Waterway Project; History of the Negotiations of the St. Lawrence Waterway Project, 1832-1929; Canals of Canada and the United States; The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (Chicago Diversion); Alternative Water Routes to Europe; Power; Reflections; Appendices: Convention beween Canada and the U.S., 1929, regarding Preservation of Scenic Beauty of Niagara; General analysis of costs; Information regarding work of deepening channel of St. Lawrence between Montreal and Quebec to 35 feet; Findings of Supreme Court as to Relative Merits of Dominion and Provinces in relation to Proprietary Interest in and Legislative Control over Waters with respect to Navigation and Water-powers created or made available or in connection with Works for Improvement of Navigation; Ouline chart of Arguments advanced for and against St. Lawrence project. Slight toning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, inside rear hinge paper is split but hinge is holding firmly with fabric, both fold-out maps have large and small tears archivally taped, page 388 fold-out map has a very small piece missing at centre and has several extra fold creases due to mis-folding. Dust jacket has various small edge tears and chips, very light browning to flap-folds and edges, moderate browning and multiple tiny to small water stains on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763., Stephenson, R.S.
136 Stephenson, R.S. CLASH OF EMPIRES: THE BRITISH, FRENCH & INDIAN WAR, 1754-1763.
Pittsburgh Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center 2006 0936340134 / 9780936340135 Updated edition. Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
108 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Produced to accompany the exhibitiion. "The war that Winston Churchill called the 'first first world war' profoundly shaped the history of North America. Brief overviews of ten chapters provide an insight into the diplomatic and military moves of the three warring sides." Contents: Introduction; An Expedition to Save New France; A People Between; The Storm Rising in the West; The Great Warpaths; The Back-country War; The Fight for Canada; The World on Fire; First Rebels; The Triumph of Britannia?; Canadians; Exhibit Art & Artifacts; A Tale Worthy of Antiques Roadshow; Behind the Scenes at 'Clash of Empires. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny scuff on feont cover at hinge, waviness to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
137 Stuart, William. SKETCHES OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM STUART, THE FIRST AND MOST CELEBRATED CONTERFEITER OF CONNECTICUT.
Times Print Shop, New Milford, Conn., 1932 - facsimile reprint of 1854 edition. 
171 pp, small 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket. The title continues: "Comprising startling facts of daring feats performed by himself - perils by sea and land - frequent arrests and imprisonment - blowing out of jail with powder - failure of escape after he had led his cowardly associates out of the horrible pit, in Simsbury, in the prison yard, &c." "William Stuart, Connecticut's first counterfeiter, has many years been more or less a legend in Western Connecticut, especially along the borders of the Housatonic and Shepaug Rivers. He spent his last days in Bridgewater..." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers and pages, darkening to top of text block and to spine, light soiling to boards, tiny stains on front hinge, minor edge wear to boards. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS., Thoreau, Henry David.  Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.
138 Thoreau, Henry David. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS.
Boston The Limited Editions Club 1936 Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good+ Edward Steichen, photographs. Signed by Illustrator
290 pp, 10" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, blue/green patterned paper-covered boards, top edge dark green. Number 1225 in a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies, signed on limitation page by the photographer, Steichen. B&w photographs "Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond". Printed at the Merrymount Press. Lacking the original slipcase. Small stain at fore-edge of page 279 on - including the rear pastedown (max size 1" x 3/8"), minor toning in margins of pages and on endpapers, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards, wear at top/bottom edges of spine with some very small tears and tiny chips, spine color has lightly faded from black to brown, two very small water marks on spine. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839., Tiffany, Orrin Edward.
139 Tiffany, Orrin Edward. THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839.
Toronto Coles 1980 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
147 pp, 8 3/8" H. Facsimile reprint of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1905 edition. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Colonial Misrule; Leaders and Events; Crossing the Border; To the Verge of War; Evacuation; Secrecy; The Hunters; Federal Interference; Conflict of Authority; Dark Days; Politics. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to eges of text block, one tiny corner crease, tiny wear at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LUNCHTIME WALKS IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO., Todd, Gail.
140 Todd, Gail. LUNCHTIME WALKS IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, 1998. 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972179 B&w photographs, maps. "Utilizing more than seven years of experience roaming the streets of downtown San Francisco during her lunch breaks, author Gail Todd has compiled over 30 walks that are sure to delight. Most of the routes can be completed in about an hour, but timing is, of course, always left up to the adventurer. Whether you decide to take a leisurely stroll or a fast-paced hike, 'Lunchtime Walks' guides you, with informative t ext and accurate maps, so as not to miss some of the City's most exciting treasures. You'll discover such places as: the Embarcadero waterfront - a sun-filled walker's paradise; the colorful neighborhoods of Chinatown, Japantown, and North B e a c h ; t he Cable Car Barn and Museum, where you can see the actual cables as they haul the cars up the City's steep streets; the Butterfly Gardens at Yerba Buena - habitat for several species of local butterflies. In addition to getting som e l un ch ti me e x er cise, you'll learn about the area's history and architecture, and find out where to catch free noon-time concerts, browse through farmer's markets, and visit galleries and museums (sometimes for free!)....All of the walks in cl ude d i n t his bo ok ar e p erfectly suitable for Bay Area residents and visitors alike." Interior - small slight bump at top corner of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight soft corne r c reas e on rea r co ver, mi nor rub bing, very small soft bump at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9 1942-1943. DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA.
Hilliker, John F., editor.
95.00 USD
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A POST-WAR PLAN AND PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Delano, Frederic A.; Merriam, Charles E.; Yantis, George F.  National Resources Planning Board.
A POST-WAR PLAN AND PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Delano, Frederic A.; Merriam, Charles E.; Yantis, George F. National Resources Planning Board.
20.00 USD
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THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839., Tiffany, Orrin Edward.
THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839.
Tiffany, Orrin Edward.
15.00 USD
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PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES., Lindsay, Forbes.
PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.
Lindsay, Forbes.
40.00 USD
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THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Clark, Ronald.
20.00 USD
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CLASSIC TRAINS:  THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING.  SPRING 2008 / SUMMER 2008 (PULLMAN SPECIAL) / FALL 2008.  3 ISSUES., McGonigal, Robert S., editor.  Joe Wlesh, Robert Klara, Michael Zega, H. Marshall Pomroy, Richard E. Harold, J. David Ingles, Robert S. McGonigal, Art Peterson, Theodore Shrady, Karl Zimmermann, Jim Shaughnessy, Alden Armstrong, Ed Theisinger, et al.
CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING. SPRING 2008 / SUMMER 2008 (PULLMAN SPECIAL) / FALL 2008. 3 ISSUES.
McGonigal, Robert S., editor. Joe Wlesh, Robert Klara, Michael Zega, H. Marshall Pomroy, Richard E. Harold, J. David Ingles, Robert S. McGonigal, Art Peterson, Theodore Shrady, Karl Zimmermann, Jim Shaughnessy, Alden Armstrong, Ed Theisinger, et al.
20.00 USD
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COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE OF CAPE COD, NANTUCKET AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD., Poor, Alfred Easton, foreword.
COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE OF CAPE COD, NANTUCKET AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD.
Poor, Alfred Easton, foreword.
40.00 USD
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GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
GENERAL BROCK.
Edgar, Lady.
20.00 USD
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