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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 Stapled in Wraps 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
 
 
2 DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY: NEW ENGLAND. VOLUME I.
Town Topics/Journal of Society, New York, 1929, Ist edition - No. 248 of a limited edition of 2000 copies. 
214 pp, 12mo (7 1/8" H), hard cover (elaborately embossed brown faux leather) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Keys - Historical Societies, Abbreviations, Clubs, Societies and Associations, Colleges; Registered Families - Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Addenda (Families in New England whose registrations were received too late to record in proper place). Interior - very light browning to pages and endpaper edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, darkening to top of textblock. VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
3 PICTORIAL MEMORIES OF OBERLIN.
Rotary Club of Oberlin, n.p., 1989, 2nd printing. 
104 pp, oblong 8vo, soft cover, spiral binding. Profusely illus in b&w with photos, advertisements. A pictorial history of Oberlin, Ohio produced by the Rotary Club. Interior - soft creases to top corner/fore edge of textblock, otherwise clean an d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA.  (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
4 THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA. (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
Welland, Ontario Atlas Steels Company 1967 Stapled in Wraps 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.
5 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, heavy rubbing on boards/leather, 1" splits in leather at top of hinges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ATLANTA FROM THE ASHES., Allen, Ivan.
6 Allen, Ivan. ATLANTA FROM THE ASHES.
Atlanta, GA. Ruralist Press 1928 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Signed by Author
144 pp, 8 1/2" H. Black, bevelled boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt and blind stamped borders on front board, top edge black. B&w drawings, graphs, tables. Number 75 of an unspecified limited edition, "Presented to Robert Jackson (name written in ink) One of Those to Whom This Book is Dedicated with the Compliments of the Author Ivan Allen" (signed in ink). The verso of the title page states: "Dedication: to the men in commerce and industry who have made America great." A promotional volume, hoping to influence businessmen to consider Atlanta in their planning. Chapters include: Climate; Taxes; Labor; Raw Materials; Hyrdo-Electric Power; Textiles; Ceramics; Chemical; Water; Aviation; Furniture; Printing and Publishing; Stone Mountain, as well as information on transportation, banking, clubs & societies, churches, libraries, parks, etc. Laid in is an envelope addressed to Mr. Robert Jackson at the Hotel Crillon, Paris, containing a handwritten note and a typed statement regarding the Jackson Fund of the National Aeronautic Association of U.S.A., Paris Chapter, dated 1928. Light toning to endpapers and in margins of pages, separation between page gatherings at pages 112/113 but still firm in binding, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light waviness at bottom of text block, slight dullness to spine colour and lettering, some very light soiling on boards, minor edge wear, a few faint scratches on the rear board. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
7 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover 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
 
 
8 Anderson, LaVere. SADDLES AND SABERS: BLACK MEN IN THE OLD WEST.
Champaign, Illinois Garrard 1975 0811648052 / 9780811648059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Herman Vestal 
128 pp, 8vo(8 1/2" H). Pictorial front cover - no dust jacket. B&w drawings, photographs. Written for the younger reader. Contents: They Helped Build the West; Nat Love - 'Deadwood Dick'; Isaiah Dorman - Custer Guide; Bob Lemmons - Mustanger; Cherokee Bill - Outlaw; Willis Peoples - Wolf Hunter; Bill Pickett - Cowhand; The Soldiers; The Cowboys; The Lawmen; The Scouts. Interior - faint pencil erasure marks on front free endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bumps to board corners, minor rubbing and soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GOLFING FLORIDA'S BEST., Armstrong, Rob.
9 Armstrong, Rob. GOLFING FLORIDA'S BEST.
Gretna, Louisiana Pelican 2001 1565547322 / 9781565547322 Hard Cover 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
 
 
10 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 Hard Cover 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
 
 
11 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 Hard Cover 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
 
 
12 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover 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
 
 
SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS.  TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937., Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia
13 Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS. TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937.
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania 1937 Soft Cover 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
 
 
14 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover 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.
15 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 Limited First Edition, Specially Bound. Hard Cover 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.
16 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 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN., Bonsal, Stephen.
17 Bonsal, Stephen. WHEN THE FRENCH WERE HERE: A NARRATIVE OF THE SOJOURN OF THE FRENCH FORCES IN AMERICA, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
263 pp, 8 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge blue, map endpapers. "(T)akes us on (an) expedition with the French in Revolutionary days, using hitherto unpublished records, letters, and diaries to supply fresh and lively detail. We sail aboard the French frigates to Newport; march with Rochambeau's men from Narragansett Bay to the capes of Virginia and Yorktown; see life in the colonies through the eyes of such distinguished visitors as Lafayette, de Grasse, Berthier, and Bougainville. Interspersed are intimate glimpses of Washington in the field, visits to Jefferson at Monitcello, and an account of the subsequent careers of the men who helped us win independence." Light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has edge chips and tears (two old tape repairs on inside), piece missing at bottom of spine, edge creases, light browning at edges and on rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
18 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME., Bowers, Dorrance.  Inscribed.
19 Bowers, Dorrance. Inscribed. NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME.
Self-published, Kelowna, British Columbia, 2009. 
768 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781436335065 Promotional postcard laid in. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR DORRANCE BOWERS JUNE 2009 RECOLL (?), UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MEDICAL SCHOOL TRINITY COLLEGE FLEET AIR ARM ENGLAND & THE U.S.A." "The self-destruction of the highest and mightiest among us seems incomprehensible to the average mortal. One can only ask 'How could it happen?' In the case of the 37th President of the U n i t e d States of America, Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the answer seems clear. His undoubted intelligence, ambition and industry were simply overwhelmed by his deviousness, paranoia and mendacity. 'Nixon: Acclaim and S h am e' i s a sa d but instructive story. Its message deserves repeated re-telling." Bump at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at top edge, two tears archiva ll y t ape d, li gh t r ubbing and scratches on rear panel,. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA:  ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Bradley, Michael.
20 Bradley, Michael. GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA: ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Hounslow Press 1998 0888822030 / 9780888822031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of A.D. 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway. Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the 'Grail Knights of North America'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
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FRANKLIN PIERCE AND EDMUND BURKE:  A PRESIDENT AND A PRESIDENT-MAKER., Metcalf, Henry H.
FRANKLIN PIERCE AND EDMUND BURKE: A PRESIDENT AND A PRESIDENT-MAKER.
Metcalf, Henry H.
75.00 USD
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A SKETCH OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH AND GLEN IRIS.  WITH AN APPENDIX OF RELATED POEMS AND SELECTIONS., Peer, Sherman.  (With poems by Alice Stone Blackwell, James N. Johnston, Mary E. Percival & Sara Evans Letchworth.)
A SKETCH OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH AND GLEN IRIS. WITH AN APPENDIX OF RELATED POEMS AND SELECTIONS.
Peer, Sherman. (With poems by Alice Stone Blackwell, James N. Johnston, Mary E. Percival & Sara Evans Letchworth.)
15.00 USD
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THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888.  A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
THE POLITICAL PROHIBITIONIST FOR 1888. A HANDBOOK FOR THE AGGRESSIVE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
50.00 USD
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SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
150.00 USD
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THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS., Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors.  Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald.
THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.
Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors. Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald.
20.00 USD
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HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY.  5 BOOK SET.  VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2.  VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3., Campbell, Joseph.
HISTORICAL ATLAS OF WORLD MYTHOLOGY. 5 BOOK SET. VOLUME I: THE WAY OF THE ANIMAL POWERS, PARTS 1 & 2. VOLUME II: THE WAY OF THE SEEDED EARTH, PARTS 1, 2 & 3.
Campbell, Joseph.
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ALASKA POCKET MAP.  SHOWING CITIES, TOWNS, RAILROADS, PRINCIPAL HIGHWAYS, GLACIERS, RIVERS, MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND RANGES, HARBORS, LAKES, SALT WATER PASSAGES, NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS.  IN TWO COLORS., The Alaska Sportsman.
ALASKA POCKET MAP. SHOWING CITIES, TOWNS, RAILROADS, PRINCIPAL HIGHWAYS, GLACIERS, RIVERS, MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND RANGES, HARBORS, LAKES, SALT WATER PASSAGES, NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS. IN TWO COLORS.
The Alaska Sportsman.
20.00 USD
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