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81 Macleish, William H. OIL AND WATER: THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1985 0871130076 / 9780871130075 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Georges Bank, 20,000 square miles of turbulent shoal water off Nantucket, is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, its depths populated by cod, haddock, flatfish, and scallops. Until recently it was a gathering place for immense fishing trawlers of all nations. Then the Bank also became a bone of contention for explorers in oil, pitting the great multinational companies against one another, to say nothing of federal and state governments, jostling for their share of offshore oil revenues. Georges has long been the subject of dispute between the United States and Canada, and in the fall of 1984 the International Court of Justice in the Hague awarded a large portion of the Bank to Canada. Oil-lease sales were scheduled - and cancelled. Fishermen protested to their political representatives, who protested to their governments. Over the storm-lashed and fecund waters of Georges Bank, William MacLeish has travelled many times - by trawler, by helicopter, by scientific research vessel, by airplane, and by scallop boat. His pages bring us the scientists, the fishing people, politicians, lawyers, and oilmen connected with Georges Bank." Book is slightly cocked, has minor soiling on top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light scuff marks, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS:  OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM.  TWO VOLUME SET., Marden, Orison Swett, editor.
82 Marden, Orison Swett, editor. LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS: OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM. TWO VOLUME SET.
New York Success Company 1905 Hard Cover Very Good 
742 pp in two volumes - deep maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Red marbled endpapers, b&w frontispieces and decorated title pages. A few b&w plates, plus a photograph section in volume 2. Short biographies, collected under the headings: Invention; Manufacture; Commerce; Finance; Transportation; Labor; Public Life; Education and Literature; Art; Amusement; Philanthropy; Divinity; Canadians. The subjects of the biographies include: Thomas Alva Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field, John Wanamaker, Sir Thomas Lipton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Lyman Judson Gage, Samuel Gompers, Theodore Roosevelt, Jacob Gould Schurman, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lew Wallace, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, John Philip Sousa, Helen Keller, John Burroughs, Nathan Straus, Robert Laird Borden, Goldwin Smith, Sir William C. Van Horne, etc., etc. Volume 1 has light browning on pages 338/339 at gutter due to laid-in piece of paper. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards (volume 1 has a tiny bump at one top corner), a few small light rub marks, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - volume 2 has small foxing mark on fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CHATTANOOGA - A DEATH GRIP ON THE CONFEDERACY., McDonough, James Lee.
83 McDonough, James Lee. CHATTANOOGA - A DEATH GRIP ON THE CONFEDERACY.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1984 0870494252 / 9780870494253 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
298 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "In the wake of the bloodshed at Chickamauga, the struggle for Chattanooga became a decisive engagement of the Civil War. McDonough reconstructs the siege and battles as they appeared to both Rebels and Yankees, giving the reader a front-row seat at one of the major dramas in American history. The tale culminates in the complex bid for Missionary Ridge, which ended with the collapse of the Confederate line at its center. Reversing their situation in one final, dramatic hour, Union forces emerged victorious. The Rebels forfeited the advantage offered by the triumph of Chickamauga and now found the tables turned. With Chattanooga in their grasp, the Federals stood in a position to carry the fight deep into the South. The river and railroads both made the city important as a natural passageway that provided the Union with a staging base for military operations. The Rebels, on the other hand, found their railway communications crippled. The Confederacy had earlier been split along the Mississippi River; now it was to be severed by a second line that passed from Nashville to Atlanta via Chattanooga." Very light edge wear, small bump at top edge of front board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
84 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
85 Mencken, H.L. NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS ALONG THE CUMBERLAND: DEATHLORE IN THE KENTUCKY FOOTHILLS., Montell, William Lynwood.
86 Montell, William Lynwood. GHOSTS ALONG THE CUMBERLAND: DEATHLORE IN THE KENTUCKY FOOTHILLS.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1975 0870491652 / 9780870491658 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Mike Morse, photographer. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the region of southcentral Kentucky known as the Eastern Pennyroyal the lore of death and ghosts endures as a great vestige of the past. Until twentieth-century progress intervened, beliefs and sayings were handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. Here, in this area which some longtime residents call the 'Pennyrile', burying one's own dead and recounting stories of their return as ghosts were common practices. But the advance of technology, improved communications, and better roads have slowly urbanized a once agrarian people, and the folk culture of earlier times has been replaced by the ways of life of the current American midstream. Nevertheless it is still possible to find people here who cling to beliefs in the omens of death and the manifestations of the supernatural. Even those who were children of the lean years of the thirties recall with a fondness verging on nostalgia what it was like to sit around the fireplace and listen to parents and grandparents swap ghost tales. In (this book, the author) uses the techniques of the skilled folklorist to capture an almost-gone way of life in the 'Pennyrile', when change rarely occured, when traditional customs were clung to, and when people enjoyed talking about old times and serving as chroniclers of the past to the present. He and his former students have recorded the actual words of these people, letting them literally tell it like it was. In searching out and collecting these lingering oral traditions, in relating them to the culture which produced or nurtured them, and in collating them with persistent items of folk traditions found elsewhere, his work will be a model for similar comparative studies of folk belief systems found in other regions of the country." Contents: Preface; Prologue: The Kentucky Foothills, Where Folk Belief Abounds; Introduction to Omens of Death; Death Beliefs; Death Omen Narratives; Introduction to the Dead; Folk Beliefs Associated with the Dead; Introduction to Ghostlore; Ghost Narratives; Glossary; Selected Bibliography; Index of Collectors; Index of Tale Types and Motifs; General Index. Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has old price label on rear panel, very light edge wear, a few light small scratches on fron panel, minor rubbing, light wrinkling/creasing at top edge, minor browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAWAII TRAILS:  WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND., Morey, Kathy.
87 Morey, Kathy. HAWAII TRAILS: WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 3rd printing. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971342 B&w photographs, maps. "Hawaii is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is an island filled with contrasts: on its west side vast lava 'moonscapes' stretch from mountains nearly 14,000 feet high to a coast that's dotted with shimmering blue bays, in the north a remote valley with its walls richly clothed in rainforest greenery and streaked with waterfalls protects a way of life that harkens back to the 1900's, and on the ea st side Earth's most active volcano destroys famous black-sand beaches and begins to create new ones just a few miles away. This guidebook contains walks that will satisfy everyone, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous, multi-day hikes. ( I t ) c o v ers the entire island, describing 60 walking tours and trips in all the hiking areas. For each trip, Morey describes the trail, and provides information on distance, difficulty, driving instructions, and average hiking time. Many tr ip d es cr i pt io ns include Hawaiian legends or interesting tidbits about the area of the trip. You'll find equipment suggestions, hiking tips, permission and permit requirements, and geological and historical information. The best way to exp e rie nce Ha wai i is on foo t, and 'Hawaii Trails' will set you on a path toward discovery of the fascinating wonders of the Big Island." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779).  VOLUME I.  NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.), Morse, William Inglis, editor.
88 Morse, William Inglis, editor. ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779). VOLUME I. NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.)
Bernard Quartich, London, 1935, number 285 of a limited edition of 375 copies. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Top edge gilt. VOLUME I ONLY. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions - collated. Errata slip tipped in. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Bibliography; Introduction (Extracting fiction from history - Range of inquiry - Ancient bounds of Acadie - Influence of geographical discovery - Loss of documents - Age of Louis XIV and his colonial policy: missions and fisheries; Authenticity and history of the documents - Watermarks - Social conditions); Chapter I (Minute of Condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, 1625, and Document of Council for New England, 1634-5, with Biographical details and other observations); Chapter II (Account of the Voyage of Monsieur de Meulles to Acadie, 1685-1686); Chapter III (Original and unpublished Census of Acadie by Gargas, 1687-1688); Chapter IV (Sojourn of Gargas in Acadie, 1687-1688); Chapter V (Letter of Vincent de Saccardy relating to Acadie, from Rochelles, 12th January 1690). Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling, darkening to the edge of flaps and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
PICKING UP THE REINS.  AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD., Moss, Norman.
89 Moss, Norman. PICKING UP THE REINS. AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD.
London Duckworth Overlook 2008 0715636936 / 9780715636930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "At the end of World War Two, Britain, although impoverished, was a power that spanned the globe, while America was a nation withdrawing to look after its own affairs. All this was to change within a short space of time. A freakishly cold winter proved devastating for Europe and revealed Britain's fundamental weakness, while the Soviet Union, once an ally, began to emerge as a threatening expansionist power. The United States stepped in, first with economic help and then with defence aid, transforming itself into a world power. This is something for which neither the British nor the American people were prepared, and their leaders also had to struggle to come to terms with the rapid changes in the world. (This book) shows how this dramatic transfer of power came to pass: the British withdrawal from the Eastern Mediterranean which shocked the US Administration, the 'Truman Doctrine' that came in response, the Marshall Plan that changed Europe forever, pushed through after a struggle with Congress, and the series of momentous decisions that followed." Very small bump at top of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
90 Muir, John. Edited by Frederic R. Gunsky. SOUTH OF YOSEMITE: SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1988, 2nd printing. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899970958 B&w illustrations. "Nearly a century ago an amateur geologist, John Muir, explored the mountains of California from Yosemite to Kern Canyon, dedicating his life to fighting for the preservation of the High Sierra. Today, much of the area is protected in national parks - thousands of Americans follow his footsteps along the John Muir Trail, wondering, as Muir wondered, at the beauty of this wilderness. Now, in this selection of his writin gs, we can read how it looked and felt, and what it meant to the mind and spirit, to travel the Sierra when trails were few." "(S)ome of the most stimulating of (Muir's jottings and essays from his journal entries, letters, and articles) a r e p r e s e n ted here, (and) we are able to gain insight into John Muir's outlook - his love for the mountains and for their wild sheep, squirrels, and birds; his understanding of the forces of nature that shaped this awesome landscape; and his lo ng an d co ns ta nt battle to save our heritage from destruction by his fellow-men." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight curl to front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
91 Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976) CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.
Chicago Reilley & Lee 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Dan Muller. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
249 pp, 9 3/8" H. Khaki cloth with black lettering/red banding on spine, red lettering/black illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings ranging from full page to vignette. The author/illustrator was born in Choteau, Montana and in his early years worked for Buffalo Bill Cody. His art was influenced by meeting Charles M. Russell around 1900 and he went on to become a collected artist of the American West. At the top of the half title page of this volume he has inscribed: "To H.R. Cannon (underscored) / Dont mind the ups and downs / of life - a good man is never / down - long. / Dan Muller" and has used the bottom half to sketch (first in pencil, then ink) a scene of a bucking bronco with his rider sitting on the ground with his hat beside him. This sketch is also signed "DAN MULLER" with a slanting dash above and below. A story of horses, cowboys, range wars, rodeos and romance. Pages 13 to 21 have a tiny dent in the middle of the page, pages 13 and 14 have a small light stain in the margin, minor toning to margins of pages, a few pages with a thumb mark in the margin, thin line of dried glue on front pastdown - some offset on free endpaper, small very light green/red soiling mark at bottom of page 84, spine has slight slant, small shallow bump at top of front hinge, a few scattered foxing marks on boards, two light liquid marks on bottom of text block, light soiling to board cloth, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, browning to spine, minor bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
PHILADELPHIA PA., N/A.
92 N/A. PHILADELPHIA PA.
Sabold Herb Co., Philadelphia, Pa., n.d. 
Unpaginated, 7 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). A souvenir booklet, comprised of one page of text followed by 15 pages of photographic images in cream, black and white, two images to a page. The scenes illustrated include: Barry Statue and I ndependence Hall; Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street; Entrance Girard College; The Wanamaker Store; The Benjamin Franklin Hotel, 9th and Chestnut Street; Bellevue-Stratford Hotel; Elverson Building; Hotel Adelphia; Japanese Garden and Pagoda , F a i r m o n t Park; Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Drive; U.S. Mint; Watching the Races on Schuykill, Fairmont Park; Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon; etc., etc. Interior - scattered faint foxing marks on pages and inside of covers, otherwis e c le an a nd t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight darkening and scattered faint foxing marks on covers, light edge wrinkling, light soiling and rubbing. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
93 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE:  THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME., Nelson, Peter N.
94 Nelson, Peter N. A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME.
New York BasicCivitas 2009 0465003176 / 9780465003174 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The 369th Infantry Regiment was the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. In a war where the vast majority of black soldiers served in the Service of Supply, unloading ships and building roads and railroads, the men of the 369th trained and fought side by side with the French at the front (America's segregation policy prohibited them from serving together with white American soldiers) and ultimately spent more days in the trenches than any other American unit. They went to war in defense of a country afflicted by segregation, Jim Crow laws, lynchings, and racial violence, but a country they believed in all the same. Despite extraordinary odds, the 369th became one of the most successful - and feared - regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor, and were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine River. A riveting depiction of both social triumph and battlefield heroism." Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT HIKES IN THE POCONOS AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA., Newman, Boyd and Newman, Linda.
95 Newman, Boyd and Newman, Linda. GREAT HIKES IN THE POCONOS AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2000. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811727734 B&w maps, drawings. "(An) easy-to-use guidebook to more than 40 favorite hikes in northeast Pennsylvania (north of Interstate 78, east of Route 15). Each hike begins with a table listing hike d istance, elevation, directions to trailhead, interesting features along the way, handicapped accessibility, duration of hike, hiking surface description, permissibility of hunting, and facilities, followed by a short narrative that describe s i n m o r e detail where to go and what to see on each hike. Each hike includes a topographic map with the selected route marked. The hikes vary from easy to moderate to challenging." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mar ks . Ex t er io r - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
96 Nichols, Stuart H. THE NATURAL GAS STORY FROM THE GROUND DOWN: THE HISTORY OF NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY.
The Newcomen Society of North America, New York, 1963, Ist printing. 
24 pp, 8vo, stapled in wraps. B&w illustrations. A brief company history of National Fuel Gas Company from its beginnings in Fredonia, New York in the early 1800s presented to The Newcomen Society of North America in 1963. Interior - small crease at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small ink letter at bottom of front cover, light edge wear, minor soiling, crease to top corner of front cover. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
97 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.
98 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.
99 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.
100 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. 
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