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CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES.  INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
1 CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE, DISTRICT AND LOCAL LODGES, COUNCILS AND CONFERENCES. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS.
Washington, D.C. Grand Lodge, International Association of MacHinists 1949 Very Good 
117 pp, 5 3/4" H. Title page continues: "Revised by the Committee on Law as recommended by the Twenty-Second Convention of the Grand Lodge of The International Association of Machinists, held in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 13 to 24, 1948, and thereafter adopted by referendum vote in the month of December, 1948, effective April 1, 1949." Information on apprenticeships, benefits, Grand, District & Local lodges, dues, fines, elections, initiation, membership, pensions, salaries, strikes, etc. Interior - tiny staple dent at top of first oage, small soft crease at bottom corner of first three pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - staple holes at top of front cover, soft creases at bottom corner of front cover, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA.  (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
2 THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA. (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
Welland, Ontario Atlas Steels Company 1967 Very Good 
8 pp (including covers), 8" H x 12 3/4" W booklet with 12 loose, folded, reproduction maps (8 are 13" H x 16" W, 4 are 16"H x 26" W). Also included is the original shipping envelope. Produced to commemorate Canada's Centennial in 1967. The booklet gives short descriptions of the maps: The Juan de la Cosa Map of the World (c1510); Munster's Map of the America (c1532); Desceliers Map of 1546; Champlain's Master Map of New France (1632); The Map of Buache and Delisle (1750); The Sayer Map of North America (c1763); Holland's Map of Lower Canada; Smyth's Map of Upper Canada (c1800); Laurie's Map of the North-West Territories (c1870); British Possessions West of the Rockies (c1858); Map of the Island of Montreal, 1892; Early Quebec Counties (1829). Booklet has minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rusting on staples. One map has a light corner crease. Shipping envelope has edge wrinkling/creases, 4" tear at flap crease has been archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888.  A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
3 THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888. A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1888 Quarter-Leather Fair Ex-Library 
160 pp, 7 5/8" H, leather spine, corners, marbled paper-covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. Section headings include: Prohibition as an Issue; Various Considerations Concerning the Issue Against the Liquor Traffic; Prohibition, to be a Complete Success, Must be National; Success of Prohibition in Practice; Failure of High License; High License Favored and Prohibition Opposed by the Liquor Power; The Democratic Party Committed Against Prohibition; The Republican Party Committed Against Prohibition; Our Political Ledger; Latest State Votes on Prohibition; Progress of the Temperance Cause Since 1884; Temperance Laws of the United States; Liquor Statistics of Great Britain; Grain Used and Prices Paid the Farmers, by Liquor Manufacturers in the United States; Statistics of the Liquor Traffic - 1887; The Federal Revenue from Liquor for Twenty Years; Church and Saloon - Preponderance of Moral Strength Against the Liquor Traffic; The Brutalizing Effects of Beer; Our Load of Illiteracy; Election Statistics; Low License and High License in Chicago - A Comparative Statement of Arrests; The Prohibition Vote for Nineteen Years; Distribution of the Prohibition Vote; Prohibition Vote for Congressmen, 1886; Appendix: The Methodist General Conference of 1888 / Presbyterian General Assembly of 1888 / Anti-Saloon Republicans / Brewers' Congress of 1888 / Character of Liquor-Sellers and the Liquor Business (Recent Notable Testimony) / How the Liquor Traffic Spreads / Additional Information about the Republican Party's Attitude / Additional Illustrations of the Democratic Attitude / Prohibition National Convention of 1888 / State Organizations of the Prohibition Party, etc.; Index. Ex-private college library copy with attendant stamps, labels, pocket, etc., small heavy bump to fore-edge of pages 1 to 38 causing some tiny tears on pages and some loss of paper on two page leaves, a tiny hole and a few chips and a tear (archivally taped) at edges of title page, heavy edge wear to boards - especially at coners, heavy rubbing on boards/leather, 1" splits in leather at top of hinges, bump to bottom corner of rear board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
VIEWS OF DULUTH, MINN.
4 VIEWS OF DULUTH, MINN.
Toronto / Duluth, Minn. W.G. MacFarlane for S.H. Knox & Co. 1910 Fair 
Unpaginated (40 pp excluding covers), oblong (7" H x 9" D), purple paper covers with decorative gilt lettering on front. Undated, but c1910. One page of introductory text followed by captioned b&w photographs of streetscapes, schools, churches, commercial buildings, parks, docks, shipping, industries, scenery, etc. Some pages have two or more images. Interior - most pages have soft creases at top/bottom corner, soiling at top/bottom corners of first page with a tiny corner repair at bottom corner. Exterior - wear at top/bottom of spine icluding a 1/2" tear at bottom of spine, heavy fading to colour at edges of covers and on spine, soft corner creases on covers, one very small edge tear on front cover - archivally taped, a few very small stains on covers. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE., "A Wanderer".  Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller.  (Noah Johnson.)
5 "A Wanderer". Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller. (Noah Johnson.) JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE.
New York Macmillan 1967 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good- 
156 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w reproductions, map. "Written by a young, ardently romantic ship's clerk who signs himself 'A Wanderer' (almost certainly Noah Johnson, these journals) record the heady adventures of the American privateer 'Yankee' on her first two voyages during the War of 1812. Only recently discovered among the possessions of a New England family, they are printed here for the first time. These historic journals bring vividly to life sea voyages that epitomized Yankee daring and skill, dedication to freedom, and Christian charity in dealing with conquered enemies. What life was like aboard a privateer and how these warships were manned, sailed, and deployed against the enemy is nowhere better illustrated than in these superb firsthand accounts." Very light browning on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scattered small/tiny scuffs, very light soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930., Adamson, Jeremy.
6 Adamson, Jeremy. AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930.
New York Rizzoli 1993 0847816702 / 9780847816705 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photography by Kit Latham. 
175 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: Wicker in History; The Emergence of an American Industry, 1840-1873; The Great Rivals: Wakefield Rattan Company and Heywood Brothers and Company, 1874-1897; Victorian Wicker and the American Home, 1876-1900; The Search for New Materials, Styles, and Meanings in the Progressive Era, 1893-1914; Novel Uses, Technologies, and Designs for the Modern Age, 1915-1930; Wicker in the 1930s. A few tiny dints on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GOLFING FLORIDA'S BEST., Armstrong, Rob.
8 Armstrong, Rob. GOLFING FLORIDA'S BEST.
Gretna, Louisiana Pelican 2001 1565547322 / 9781565547322 Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs and course maps. "Narrowing the field of great golf courses in Florida is an enormous undertaking, but here are detailed profiles and photos of fifty of the best resorts and daily-fee courses in the Sunshine State, including all the information you need to call up, make a tee time, and play them all. Featured are courses for golfers of every ability, courses that are largely unknown outside their neighborhoods, and some of the most famous golf courses in the country." A few very tiny white specks on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at bottom of spine, three tiny corner bumps, small light area of rubbing on front board, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
9 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Charlottesville, Virginia Rockbridge 1999 1883522153 / 9781883522155 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Volunteer Infantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th and the Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B. Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view. A masterpiece of historic sleuthing and disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GETTYSBURG.  CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863.  OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1., Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta.
10 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta. GETTYSBURG. CONFEDERATE: THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1 JULY 1863. OSPREY ORDER OF BATTLE SERIES: 1.
Oxford Osprey 1998 1855328348 / 9781855328341 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. " 'If there is no objection, I will take my Division tomorrow and go to Gettysburg.' With these words Major-General Henry Heth set in train the course of events culminating in the titanic clash around the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. On 1 July two Confederate Corps swept towards this strategic crossroads as Federal troops fought a desperate delaying action. The men of the Army of Northern Virginia were the best in the Confederacy. Under Robert E. Lee they had whipped every Federal force sent against them, and they were confident this time would be no exception. As the first attacks swept forward full of confidence they were met by a storm of fire. Judging from the determination of their bluecoated adversaries this was going to be no ordinary fight." "(This series) presents the military enthusiast with a new angle on the major battlefields of history. Supported by comprehensive organisation diagrams the forces involved are examined unit-by-unit, including the 'tooth' combat elements and the vital 'tail' support troops. The objectives of the operation are analysed and this 'theory' contrasted with the realities of the battle itself." Interior - two 1 1/2" pencil marks on page 11 partially erased with some light color loss on the page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, large corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
11 Aspin, Les, Rep. & Dickinson, William, Rep. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congress. DEFENSE FOR A NEW ERA: LESSONS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.
Washington Brassey's (US) 1992 0028810287 / 9780028810287 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The House of Representatives' official report on Operation Desert Storm, (this book) discloses what went right, what went wrong, and what was learned for tomorrow's defense planning and budgets. It is the first such congressional postwar analysis ever published. With responsiblity to go far beyond the media reports, the House Armed Services Committee interviewed nearly a thousand participants while thoroughly scrutinizing the coalition victory over Iraq. The culmination of that wide-ranging analysis, this book provides unique insights into such crucial topics as personnel, planning and deployment, the bombing and ground campaigns, the role of high technology, logistics and communications, and intelligence. It is a tough, bipartisan evaluation that leads to provocative suggestions for future defense in a rapidly changing world." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing - no color loss. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Axelrod, Alan, commentary. Arrangements by Dan Fox. SONGS OF THE WILD WEST.
New York Metropolitan Musem of Art / Simon & Schuster 1991 0671747754 / 9780671747756 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). Decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. "Nothing captures the spirit of the Old West better than the jaunty tunes and classic ballads the cowboys and settlers sang, songs richly represented in this visually stunning volume. Panoramic in scope, the 45 songs, coupled with works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, chronicle the stirring saga of westward expansion and reflect every facet of life during one of the most exciting periods in our nation's history. The lore of the West intrigued many artists, and the works featured include paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and N.C. Wyeth, as well as a myriad of fascinating artifacts: saddles, spurs, guns, guitars, a stagecoach ticket, a Navajo blanket, and other objects that provide a vivid picture of life in the West. A lively and intriguing text further illuminates this bygone world, exploring the history of the songs, their lyrics, the accompanying art, and the development of the West. The music, arranged for beginning to intermediate musicians and accompanied by chords for the guitar or banjo, is suitable for piano, organ, violin, or recorder." Includes: Across the Wide Missouri; The Big Corral; Billy the Kid; Blood on the Saddle; The Boll Weevil; Bucking Bronco; Buffalo Gals; The Buffalo Hunters; Bury Me Not in the Lone Prairie; Cavalry Charge; Chopo; Cielito Lindo; Cindy; The Colorado Trail; Cotton-Eyed Joe; The Cowboy; Cowboy Jack; Cowboy Lullaby; The Cowboy's Lament; The Day of '49; Down in the Valley; Git Along, Little Doggies; Goodbye, Old Paint; Ho! Westward Ho!; Home on the Range; I Ride an Old Paint; Jack O'Diamonds; Jesse James; Night-Herding Song; The Old Chisholm Trail; Old Dan Tucker; Old Texas; Patsy Ory Ory Aye; The Railroad Corral; The Rainbow Cradle; Sam Bass; The Strawberry Roan; Sweet Betsy From Pike; Tenting on the Old Campground; The Texas Cowboy; The Texas Rangers; The Wabash Cannonball; The Wells and Fargo Line; The Yellow Rose of Texas; The Zebra Dun. Minor rubbing on glossy boards, 2" faint line indentation on fron board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny scuffs on front flap fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GLIMPSES OF NORTH DAKOTA., Bartlett, David.
14 Bartlett, David. GLIMPSES OF NORTH DAKOTA.
North Dakota Pan-American Exposition Commission 1901 Poor 
62 pp, oblong (6 3/16" H x 9" D). Engraved and printed by Gies & Co., Buffalo, NY. Deep purple covers with black lettering, blind stamped decoration. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w photographs of towns, farms, harvesting, houses, churches, schools, public buildings, cattle, Fargo Fire Festival, scenery, etc. Text sections are titled: North Dakota in Brief; North Dakota Homes; Stock Interests; Coal and Clays; State Insitutions; North Dakota Schools and Churches. Interior - front free endpaper is partially detached and has a corner crease and some several soft creases; the title page and the following two pages have wrinkling/creasing at top corner - the title page also has a small archivally taped edge tear, a tiny stain in the margin and soiling at the top corner; several pages with a small corner crease; small piece missing due to insect damage at bottom of page leaf 17/18 - also slight damage on page 19; soft crease down most pages; rear free endpaper is partially detached and there is a small tear (archivally taped) and tiny chips/creases at the bottom corner. Exterior - covers are completely detached and have creases; tears and chips on spine; fading to colour at edges and corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ON PAPER:  THE EVERYTHING OF ITS TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
15 Basbanes, Nicholas A. ON PAPER: THE EVERYTHING OF ITS TWO-THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2013 0307266427 / 9780307266422 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "A consideration of all things paper - its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousandfold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers. Nicholas Basbanes writes about paper, from its invention in China two thousand years ago to its ideal means, recording the thoughts of Islamic scholars and mathematicians that made the Middle East a center of intellectual energy; from Europe, by way of Spain in the twelfth century and Italy in the thirteenth at the time of the Renaissance, to North America and the rest of the inhabited world. (He) writes about the ways in which paper has been used to record history, make laws, conduct business, and establish identities. He makes clear that without paper, modern hygienic practice would be unimaginable; that as currency, people will do almost anything to posses it - that the Industrial Revolution would never have happened without paper on which to draw designs and blueprints. We see paper's crucial role in the unfolding of historical events, political scandals, and sensational trials: how the American Revolution began with the Stamp Act of 1765 - the Dreyfus Affair and the forged memorandum known as 'the bordereau' - America's entry into World War I with the Zimmermann Telegram - the Alger Hiss spy case and Whittaker Chambers's testimony involving the notrious Pumpkin Papers - Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and the scandal of Watergate - and so much more." Very small bumps and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small remainder ink dot on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS.  TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937., Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia
16 Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS. TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937.
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania 1937 Good- 
328 pp + 72 pp classifieds section, 11" H, stapled, with hole in top left corner for hanging. Gives monthly telephone rates, how to dial, how to make out-of-town calls, station to station rates. Covers: Beachlake, Benton, Bohemia, Brooklyn, Bushkill, Camptown, Carbondale, Chapman Lake, Clarks Summit, Clifford, Conyngham, Cresco, Dallas, Dalton, Delaware Water Gap, Drums, Dushore, Fairdale, Forest City, Freeland, Galilee, Hawley, Hazleton, Honesdale, Huntington Mills, Jackson, Jermyn, Laceyville, Lackawaxen, Lake Ariel, Lake Como, Lake Winola, McAdoo, Mehoopany, Montrose, Moosic, Mt. Pocono, Mountain Top, Muhlenburg, Nanticoke, Narrowsburg, New Albany, Newfoundland, Nicholson, Nuangola, Nuremberg, Olyphant, Pittston, Pleasant Mount, Plymouth, Pocono Lake, Ringtown, Scranton, Shickshinny, Shunk, South Gibson, Springville, Stanton, Stroudsburgs, Susquehanna, Taylor, Thompson, Tunkhannock, Uniondale, Wapwallopen, Waymart, Weatherly, White Haven, Wikes-Barre-Kingston, Wyalusing, Wyoming. Interior - browning to pages - a little more at edges, very small pieces missing from bottom corner of last three page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - creases and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, 1" piece missing from bottom corner of rear cover, very small chip at top spine corner of front cover, slight perforation on front cover from binding staple. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
17 Bell, Caroline and Bell, Eddie. Edited by Alden Hatch. THANK YOU TWICE, OR HOW WE LIKE AMERICA.
New York Harcourt, Brace 1941 Second Printing. Good+ Poor 
112 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). "This is the unvarnished narrative of the adventures of Caroline and Eddie Bell, aged twelve and ten, who were among the first children sent from England to America in the summer of 1940. The man who asked them to write their own book said: 'Tell about the things you like and the things you don't like. Don't pull any punches. Americans can take it.' Americans can not only take it, but will love it. It is a gorgeous, high-spirited document. The impact of our daily routine, with its excitements and it disappointments too, seems just as diverting to us as it is to them." Some areas of light discoloration on boards, endpapers are browned, several tiny ink/dye marks on pages 30/31 and at edges/margins of a few other pages, light browning on edges of text block, slight scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has pieces missing at edges and some tears (text is complete on flaps and most of title), moderate browning - heavier on spine and flap-folds, now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813., Berton, Pierre.
19 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 Limited First Edition, Specially Bound. Near Fine Tom McNeely, endpapers. 
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Tiny area of glue residue at the edge of the rear board leather. Slipcase has a tiny edge scuff on rear panel, a few very small minor soiling marks on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780.  VOLUME II.  (VOL. 2).  (SPAIN IN THE WEST:  A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.), Bolton, Herbert Eugene.
20 Bolton, Herbert Eugene. ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780. VOLUME II. (VOL. 2). (SPAIN IN THE WEST: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.)
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1914, first edition. 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w frontispiece. Title continues: "Documents Published for the First Time, From the Original Spanish and French Manuscripts, C hiefly in the Archives of Mexico and Spain; Translated into English; Edited and Annotated". Section Headings: Indian Troubles in Texas, and the Attack on De Mezieres and the Baron de Ripperda; Frontier Problems, 1774-1777; Plan for Joint C a m p a i g n s Against the Osages and Apaches by the Nations of the North and the Forces of Texas and Louisiana, 1777-1778; The Expedition of 1778 from Bexar to the Nations of the Upper Trinity, Brazos, and Red Rivers; The Expedition of 1779 to t he N at io ns b et we en Natchitoches and the Middle Brazos; Recommendations for Reforms in the Province of Texas - The Death of De Mezieres, 1779; Errata; Index. Very light browning to pages, light waterstain at top of pages up to approx. pag e 4 0 - st ain fa des qu ick ly after the title page but the light waviness continues to page 40, many pages as yet unopened, two heavy water stains on top 2" of rear board causing discoloration and loss of color, light to moderate edge wear to b oard s an d to p/bo ttom of spin e, a fe w tiny soiling marks and scuffs, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Scan available of rear board on request. Good 
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