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THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
41 Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al. THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Montgomery, Alabama Air Force Historical Foundation 1960 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
The 4 quarterly issues of 'The Airpower Historian' for 1962, 9" H, consecutively paged from 1 - 260. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Articles include: Ploesti: German Defenses and Allied Intelligence; Fourth but First: History of the Fourth Fighter Wing; Army and the Airmail - 1934; The National Significance of the Augmented Program of Space Exploration; The Maxim Gorky: Soviet Colossus; Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War; The Army Airmail Pilots Report!; Huk Hunting in the Philippines, 1946-1953; The Monroe Leaflet Bomb; Target - Hiroshima; The Economics of Strategic Bombing in WWII; Notes on Velvet, General Adler's Mission to Moscow, 1942; A History of the 148th Aero Squadron; Jet Aircraft of World War II; The Birth of Italian Aviation - The Libyan War; A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang - A Great Warhorse; "Aces and Hawks" History of The First Fighter Wing, Part One, 1918-1939; The Space Dichotomy; Aviation on Anacostia Flats; "Lighting Lancers" Combat Highlights of the 68th Squadron in Korea; Command of Space, etc. Interiors - number 1 & 2 have a small soft bump to top corner of pages, number 2 has a small bump at bottom of gutters, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - small soft bump at top corner of numbers 1 & 2, small bump to bottom of spine of number 2, all volumes have light wear at top/bottom of spines and some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DANCING GODS:  INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA., Fergusson, Erna.
42 Fergusson, Erna. DANCING GODS: INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1957 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The dances and ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest are described and explained in this informal, authentic guidebook. The principal religious ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande, as well as those of the Zuni and Hopi are presented with an understanding of their background and significance. The reader learns about such colorful events as the Corn Dances and the Eagle Dance, and spectacular ceremonies like the Shalako of Zuni and the Snake-dance of the Hopis. Navajo and Apache ceremonials are covered at length, with an introduction to the life-patterns of these remarkable people. Besides the principle dances widely attended by tourists, this book discusses many of the lesser-known but equally interesting and dramatic happenings which have been a part of the religious life of Southwestern Indians for hundred of years." Some faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, two very small stains on fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light browning to spine and edges, several small chips and small closed tears, minor soiling, two small foxing marks, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THRILLING CITIES., Fleming, Ian.
43 Fleming, Ian. THRILLING CITIES.
London Jonathan Cape 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Paul Davis, jacket art. 
223 pp, 9" H. White cloth spine with gilt lettering/emblem, grey marble paper-covered boards, top edge and endpapers black. Erratum slip tipped in at page 223. Dust jacket is not price clipped (30s. net) and laminate extends over rear flap. B&w photographs. "Round the world with Ian Fleming - even on paper the prospect sounds enticing. Hong Kong, Macao, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples, Monte Carlo - these are his 'thrilling cities'. He writes about them brilliantly, impressionistically, as no one else would or could, ostensibly for our entertainment yet not without giving us the benefit of some expert observation." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of title page and page preceding rear free endpaper. Bookstore label (small) at bottom of front pastedown, light browning to top/bottom edge of spine and hinge areas, very light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light browning to inside top/bottom edges and light toning on iside of front flap-fold, very light rubbing, a very tiny chip and a tiny tear at top of rear hinge area, very light edge wrinkling and minor wear - mainly at top of front flap-fold and bottom edge of rear panel, faint 3" scratch on rear panel, a few faint rub lines on spine, one or two very tiny bubbles in laminate on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
DOWNTOWN: ITS RISE AND FALL, 1880-1950., Fogelson, Robert M.
44 Fogelson, Robert M. DOWNTOWN: ITS RISE AND FALL, 1880-1950.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001, first edition. 
492 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 030090625 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. It tells the fascinating story of how downtown - and the way Americans thought about downtown - changed over time. By showing how businessmen and property owners worked to promote the well-being of downtown, even at the expense of other parts of the city, it also gives a riveting account of spatial politics in urban America. Drawing on a wide array of contemporary sources, (the author) brings downtown to life, first as 'the' business district, then as the central business district. His book vividly recreates the long-forgotten battles over subways an d skyscrapers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. And it provides a fresh, often startling perspective on elevated highways, parking bans, urban redevelopment, and other controversial issues. This groundbreaking book will b e a r e velation to scholars, city planners, policymakers, and general readers interested in American cities and American history." Two pages with tiny corner crease, very light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wr in k li n g, s mall soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHARLES' GIFT:  SALUTE TO A MARYLAND HOUSE OF 1650.  WITH SIGNED LETTER., Footner, Hulbert.  (William Hulbert Footner.)
45 Footner, Hulbert. (William Hulbert Footner.) CHARLES' GIFT: SALUTE TO A MARYLAND HOUSE OF 1650. WITH SIGNED LETTER.
New York Harper & Brothers 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Paul Braun & Arthur Mooney, photography. Inscribed By Author
290 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth spine (with gilt lettering/decoration) and corners, light blue paper-covered boards and endpapers. B&w photographs by Paul Braun, Arthur Mooney and others. Inscribed on half title page: "Norah and Chew Atkins / their book inscribed in / memory of old times by / Hulbert Footner / Jan 22nd 1940". Also included, an autograph letter signed by Footner, on Charlesgift notepaper, referring to a possible visit and mentioning that "For August everything too, is uncertain. I have a lot of theatrical business coming to a head, and it may be necessary for me to be in New York at that time." (Footner uses small x's instead of periods in the text.) The envelope is postmarked Solomons, MD, 1916. During the 1916-17 season, Footner's play "Shirley Kaye" had a reasonably successful run at the Hudson Theatre, New York and the proceeds helped in the restoration of Charles' Gift. Also laid in at front, the previously folded, chipped and wrinkled/creased front panel and flap from the original dust jacket. Hulbert Footner (1879-1944) explored large areas of Northern Canada by canoe in his early years and produced works of fiction and non-fiction based on his experiences. He was also a playwright and in later life, a successful mystery writer, creating such characters as Madame Rosika Storey. This semi-autobiographical book details the purchase and restoration of an historic house, but also looks back into the history of Calvert County and recounts the people and events that played a part in Footner's life for over thirty years. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning and scattered tiny/small foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly on top and top corner, a few small foxing marks on preliminary pages and on the last few blank papes, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE:  AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930.  SECOND EDITION., Franklin, Linda Campbell.
46 Franklin, Linda Campbell. FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE: AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930. SECOND EDITION.
Orlando, Florida House of Collectibles 1978 0876373392 / 9780876373392 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Paul Persoff, photographer. 
271 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "This first really complete and all-inclusive domestic history of America in the kitchen describes hundreds of implements, gadgets and utensils used by Americans from 1700 to 1930. Miss Franklin, after four years of research, has written the history of everything used in American kitchens, and has included essays on the subjects of tin, iron, and brass - t hree of the most important materials ever used in the kitchen. Hundreds of photographs of real objects, each of which she sees as an art object in its own right; and hundreds of reproduced catalog cuts will make it easy for the collector, the restoration curator, even the 20th century cook, to understand the use of each piece. She has included nearly a hundred recipes dating from the middle of the 18th century to the end of the 20th." Includes information on use and care, equivalent measures for cooking, patents, etc. Small soft crease at top corner of pages 85 to 118, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. three tiny edge tears, onr tiny edge perforation. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NEW YORK IN THE 1930s, Fuller, Samuel.
47 Fuller, Samuel. NEW YORK IN THE 1930s
Pocket Archives / Hazan, Paris, 1997. 
198 pp, 5 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 2850255343 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; The New York Waterfront; Downtown; Midtown; Central Park and Uptown; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ow nership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, faint crease on spine, book very slightly cocked. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS., Gander, Marsland.  (Leonard Marsland Gander.)
48 Gander, Marsland. (Leonard Marsland Gander.) AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS.
London MacDonald 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Signed by Author
367 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "L.Marsland Gander / London, / July 9, 1950" with underscore. "Marsland Gander is a man who has 'been places and seen things', things which he records in this autobiography of a successful journalist with all the vigour and humour of a great adventure. Born and brought up in London's East End, the future War Correspondent and Radio Critic started his career on a local paper and worked his way up. Since those early days he has visited more than thirty countries and met many famous men and women. His assignments have given him an 'inside slant' on some of the biggest stories of recent times, and in several instances he is now able to disclose information which was hitherto suppressed by the censor. (He) witnessed the much criticised campaign in Southern France, the sensational capture of Leros, the Airborne drop across the Rhine and the liberation of Rome, Athens and Amster-dam. Since the war he has toured America from coast to coast and has much to say of recent radio and television developments. There are personal anecdotes of President Truman, the Pope, Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, George Lansbury, of famous soldiers like Montgomery and Alexander, and many others." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page leaf with three very small or tiny chips (with opposite leaf paper tags) and a very small edge tear - also a soft wrinkle, light toning to endpapers, light toning to edges of text block and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, tiny dents on bottom edge of both boards, one tiny and one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on panels, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
49 Gibson, James R. FARMING THE FRONTIER: THE AGRICULTURAL OPENING OF THE OREGON COUNTRY, 1786-1846.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1985 0774802197 / 9780774802192 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
265 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations, tables. "(P)rovides the first comprehensive history of the agricultural development of the Oregon Country. Based on extensive research in primary source materials including Hudson's Bay Company documents, missionary records, and military and private papers, (this book) traces the crucial transition of the Pacific Northwest from a fur-trading outpost to an agricultural settlement - a process which also saw the shift from British to American jurisdiction in the area. Gibson explores the reasons for the development of farming, describes the localities where farming took place, and discusses the degree of its success or failure, placing particular emphasis on geographical factors such as terrain, climate, and soil type. The statistical material he has compiled adds a quantitative dimension to his findings and presents important new information about the fur trade west of the Rockies." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small tear and two tiny tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PIONEER INNS & TAVERNS.  VOLUME V. THE ORIGINS OF TAVERN NAMES AND SIGNS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA., Guillet, Edwin C.
50 Guillet, Edwin C. PIONEER INNS & TAVERNS. VOLUME V. THE ORIGINS OF TAVERN NAMES AND SIGNS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA.
Self-published, Toronto, 1962. Limited to 600 copies - this copy not numbered. 
94 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. 148 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Tavern Names and Signs; Taverns in Literature; Names of Canadian and American Taverns. Includes reproductions of Ontario Hotel Covers. Very light edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PARTIAL RECALL., Harris, Erdman.
51 Harris, Erdman. PARTIAL RECALL.
Privately Published 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
181 pp, 9" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Inscribed on front fee endpaper: "With many fond memories of luncheons at the Century and the treat of reading your books / Erdman". Personal reminiscences of Erdman Harris (of the Massey-Harris Harrises and the Shenstones on his mother's side), born in Toronto in 1898. Recounts his early days on Walmer Road in Toronto, his trip to the Delhi Durbar, boarding school life, time at Princeton University where he worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Triangle Club show of 1916 (Safety First), further studies in Edinburgh, teaching in Cairo, marriage and family life, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few minor soiling marks and very faint liquid marks on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
52 Harris, Joseph and Anderson, Samuel. Edited and with introduction by C. Ian Jackson, technical appendix by Louis M. Sebert. LETTERS FROM THE 49TH PARALLEL, 1857-1873: SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF JOSEPH HARRIS AND SAMUEL ANDERSON.
Champlain Society, Toronto, 2000, one of an edition of 820 copies - unnumbered. 
477 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with gold lettering and emblem on spine - no dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, figures. Selected letters of Joseph Harris (serving the U.S. government) and Samuel Anderson (serving the British government) during the Boundary Survey from Point Roberts to the Rockies (1857-62) and from the Lake of the Woods to the Rockies (1872-74). Interior - two tiny corner creases, tiny crease at top edge of pages 290-360, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two tiny faint marks on fore-edge of textblock. NF 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.  STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES., Hartley, Cecil B.  Introduction by G. Mercer Adam.
53 Hartley, Cecil B. Introduction by G. Mercer Adam. THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, n.d. 
385 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece. "The subject of the following biography, the celebrated Colonel Daniel Boone, is one of the most remarkable men which this country has produced. His cha racter is marked with originality, and his actions were important and influential in one of the most interesting periods of our history - that of the early settlement of Kentucky. Boone is generally acknowledged as the founder of that State . H i s h aving explored it alone to a considerable extent; his leading the earliest bands of settlers; his founding Boonesborough, the nucleus of the future State; his having defended this and other stations successfully against the attacks of th e I nd ia ns ; a nd the prominent part which he took in military affairs at this period of distress and peril, certainly render his claims to the distinguished honor of founding Kentucky very strong. But Boone, personally, reaped very little bene fi t f rom hi s p at rio tic and disinterested exertions. The lands which he had first cultivated and defended, were taken from him by the chicanery of the law; other lands granted to him by the Spanish government were lost by his inattention to le gal f or ms; and in h is old age he was without an acre of land which he could call his own. A few years before his death a small tract, such as any other settler in Missouri was entitled to, was granted him by Congress. But he has left to his nu mero us pos teri ty a nobl er inhe ritance - that of an imperishable fame in the annals of his country!" Small bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning at edges, slight fading of color on top of text block. Dus t jac ket has been pric e clip ped , has small edge chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color, light soiling, water stain on front panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
54 Helen Chruchill Candee, Geoge Grant Betts, Hilaire Belloc, Henry B. Fuller, William Gorham Rice, Charles B. Towns, Charles D. Stewart, Charles Johnson Post, John Burroughs, Norman Duncan, Carolyn Wells, John Galsworthy, David Belasco, et al. THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOL. LXXXIV. NEW SERIES: VOL. LXII. MAY TO OCTOBER, 1912.
New York Century 1912 Hard Cover Very Good - Harry Raleigh, Reginald Birch, J.R. Shaver, Joseph Pennell, Bernard Boutet De Monvel, Maxfield Parrish, F.R. Gruger, Maurice Boutet De Monvel, I.W. Taber, Andre Castaigne, et al. 
962 pp, 9 7/8" H. Embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, decorated endpapers. B&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents include: The Caveman as Artist; Albert Besnard - The Man and His Art; Sight to the Blind; Robert Browning; "Bushido" for America; Chicago (Henry B. Fuller - pictures by Joseph Pennell); Cleveland (William Gorham Rice); Japanese Color Prints; On the Secret of Diplomatic Success (Hilaire Belloc); Gavroche, a Venezuelan; Germany as a Sea Power; General Harrison's Attitude Toward the Presidency; Holiday in Hawii (John Burroughs); A Glance at the Irish Question (Sydney Brooks); Labor-Unions not Omnioptent; Perils of the Minimum Wage; The Gospel of Nature (John Burroughs); The Olympic Idea; Building the Panama Canal (pictures by Jospeh Pennell); The Police Courts of New York; The People Called Quakers; The Elephant Seal - Not Extinct; Socialism and its Menace - The Views of President Taft; Heroes and Heroines of the "Titanic"; The Trade of the World Papers; Persian Women in the Recent Crisis etc., etc. Also includes illustrated limericks by Oliver Herford, reproductions of six pictures of working horses, "Toilers in the Traces" by Paul Bransom, etc. etc. Browning and some light soiling to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small tear at bottom edge of page 525 - archivally taped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
55 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
56 Hibbert, Christopher. REDCOATS AND REBELS: THE WAR FOR AMERICA, 1770-1781.
London Folio Society 2006 Hard Cover Fine Reginald Piggott, maps. 
388 pp, 10" H. Bound in deep red buckram with black title block/gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on spine and front board. Deep red endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations, b&w maps. Black slipcase with colour illustration on one side ("The Death of General Waren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill"). "This is a narrative history of the American War of Independence told largely from the British and Loyalist points of view." Fine book in a Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP:  A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA., Hodgson, Godfrey.
57 Hodgson, Godfrey. THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP: A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1996. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0395822939 "In 1981, as Ronald Reagan swept into the White House and his men prepared to take over the government they had for years viewed with suspicion, the citizens of the United States woke up to dis cover that conservatism, once held in contempt, had become the nation's ruling ideology. This brilliant chronicle of how it all came to be 'is by far the best'. " Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post. Interior - very small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f a pprox. pages 110 to 155, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small publishers label on rear cover, one very small corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GREAT RIVER:  THE RIO GRANDE IN NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY.  2 VOLUME LIMITED EDITION SET., Horgan, Paul.
58 Horgan, Paul. GREAT RIVER: THE RIO GRANDE IN NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY. 2 VOLUME LIMITED EDITION SET.
New York Rinehart 1954 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) Paul Horgan. Signed by Author
1020 pp - 2 volumes - consecutively paged, 9 1/4" H. Buff coloured cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spines, top edges gilt. Signed by the author on the limitation page of Volume One. Pictorial endpapers and color picture section at the front of each volume (from paintings by the author). B&w maps. Volume One subtitled: "Indians and Spain". Volume Two subtitled: "Mexico and the United States". **Please note: This set is missing the publisher's slipcase.** Volume One has light dcuffing at top 2" of fore-edge of text block - probably occured at time of trimming pages, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, tiny foxing mark on bottom of text block, two parallel diagonal wrinkles across pages 211 to 234 - probably occured during manufacture. Volume Two has small light stain on fore-edge of text block, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small light soiling mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
59 Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by. THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Canada Oberon 1972 0887500684 / 9780887500688 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
64 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Davies' works in colour and b&w. "When most people think of the early Canadian landscape they think of William Henry Bartlett. Actually, Bartlett was by no means the only painter in early Canada, nor was he the best. One of the earliest, and one of the best of them all, was Thomas Davies. Davies first came to Canada in the seventeen-fifties. He came again in the sixties and then again in the eighties. He came as a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. His job was to record the topography of the country for military purposes. But he did much more than that. He preserved for us an exact and faithful likeness of the people, the towns and above all the landscape of early Canada. Little was known of his work until 1953, when a collection of his views was sold at Christie's. Twenty of these were bought by the National Gallery of Canada, others by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It is now possible for the first time to appreciate the remarkable quality of his work. His water-colours are brimful of authentic details of early life in Canada. And they possess a calm and vivid beauty seen nowhere else in Canadian landscapes of the period." Most pages have a very soft small indentation and/or soft handling creases - more on page leaf 23/24, nine page leaves have a crease at top gutter area from manufacturing process, two tiny corner bumps on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, very light browning on spine and at edges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
UPSTATE DOWNSTATE:  FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES., Jagendorf, M.  Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker.
60 Jagendorf, M. Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker. UPSTATE DOWNSTATE: FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES.
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
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CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.
Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
325.00 USD
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PICKING UP THE REINS.  AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD., Moss, Norman.
PICKING UP THE REINS. AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD.
Moss, Norman.
15.00 USD
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ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
ROUND THE WORLD.
Butler, Frank Hedges.
35.00 USD
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WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Keegan, John.
16.00 USD
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BOOKS AND HISTORY.  PHINEAS L. WINDSOR LECTURES IN LIBRARIANSHIP, MONOGRAPH NO.. 13., Downs, Robert B.  Foreword by Herbert Goldhor.
BOOKS AND HISTORY. PHINEAS L. WINDSOR LECTURES IN LIBRARIANSHIP, MONOGRAPH NO.. 13.
Downs, Robert B. Foreword by Herbert Goldhor.
20.00 USD
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NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
Mencken, H.L.
50.00 USD
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN., D'aulaire, Ingri & D'aulaire, Edgar Parin.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
D'aulaire, Ingri & D'aulaire, Edgar Parin.
25.00 USD
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