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1 Barich, Bill Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California
New York Vintage Books 1995 0679760350 / 9780679760351 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
546 pp., with map, bibliography. Corners creased, lightly thumbed. Text clean. Small tear on rear cover at bottom of spine. Barich explores California as a land of big promises. He relates experiences of diverse characters who went to California to achieve a dream. 
Price: 3.85 USD
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2 Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology
Laguna Beach, California Literary Arts Press 1986 First Edition. Trade Paperback Near Fine Book Signed by Co-editor
136 pp. in stiff wraps. Very clean; one small red ink mark on top edge near spine. Signed and inscribed by poet and co-editor Mitsuye Yamada on p. 11. Editors describe the collection as the first effort to assemble an anthology of contemporary poetry by unknown writers in Orange County, California. Brander, in the introduction, acknowledges Orange County's inferiority complex about being a cultural desert. More than 80 writers are represented. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Brunelle, Jim, Ed. The Best of New England Humor.or Pretty Darn Close
Camden Maine Yankee Books 1991 0899092268 / 9780899092263 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Book 
234 pp. Light spine creasing. No markings. Light wear. An anthology of nearly 200 years of humorous observations of New England life and character, including profiles of the individual states. Authors include Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Cleveland Amory, E.B. White, John Gould and many once-famous newspaper writers. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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4 Davis, Neil, Ed. Alaska Science Nuggets
Fairbanks, Alaska University of Alaska Geophysical Institute 1984 0915360020 / 9780915360024 2nd Printing. Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket Book 
233 pp. Beige stiff wraps. Upper corner thumbed. Drip-like stain on rear cover. Else near fine, spine uncreased. Text clean. Numerous b&w photos, illustrations and diagrams. A collection of 400 pop-science mini-essays on a wide variety of scientific topics, orginally written as Q&A newspaper columns for Alaska and Canadian papers in the 1970s and 80s. Many touch on Arctic environmental conditions and oil and gas-drilling issues beginning to emerge in that era. Also discussions of earthquakes, tsunamis, glaciers, etc. Written for the layment, with a considerable bit of humor is injected. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall 
Price: 5.00 USD
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5 Dorson, Richard M. American Folklore
Chicago University of Chicago 1959 Cloth Very Good + Very Good + Book 
328 pp. Previous owner's bookplate on endpaper. Includes index, table of motifs, chronology, bibliographical notes. Part of the Chicago History of American Civilization series. An overview of folklore from colonial times through the 20th century, including immigrant tales and fake (commercialized) folklore, such as the Paul Bunyan stories. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Filley, Dorothy M. (Richmond, Mary L., ed) Recapturing Wisdom's Valley:The Watervliet Shaker Heritage 1775-1975
Colonie, NY Town of Colonie, N.Y. 1975 0890620105 / 9780890620106 Trade Paperback Very Good + Book 
127 pp. Slight soil along edges of front cover and minor roughness along top edge. Moderate darkening of covers, half-inch rip on fore edge of rear cover. Spine uncreased, text clean and bright. Numerous b&w historical photos. A detailed but lively account of the first Shaker settlement in America, which survives as a few preserved buildings near the Albany, N.Y. airport. Jointly published by the Town of Colonie and the Albany Institute of History and Art. Catalog of an exhibition at the Institute. Printed by the Publishing Center for Cultural Resources, New York City. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Blue Ribbons and Burlesques: A Book of Country Fairs, Fish, Charles
7 Fish, Charles Blue Ribbons and Burlesques: A Book of Country Fairs
Woodstock, Vt. Countryman Press 1998 0881504122 / 9780881504125 First Edition. Cloth Fine Near Fine Book 
272 pp. on heavy coated stock. Slight soil on back cover, bottom edge; otherwise near new. No markings. A Western New England College professor of English presents his photo collection and interpretive commentary on the county fair phenomenon, based mainly on his visits to Vermont fairs. This goes beyond the usual nostalgia-based coffee-table book. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Florida Historical Society; Connie L. Lester, Ed. Florida Historical Quarterly -- Spring 2010 Issue
Cocoa, Florida Florida Historical Society 2010 Volume 88 No. 4 Magazine Near Fine Book 8vo-- 9 in Tall 
PP. 435 to 616 of Volume 88. Nearly new. No markings. Clean, spine uncreased. White stiff wraps. Cover photo shows a "Florida" gondola making an appearance at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago. Articles: "When Modern Tourism was Born" by David Nelson; From Desegregation to Integration: Race, Football and "Dixie" at the University of Florida" by Derrick E. White; "Military Slave Rentals, the Contruction of Army Fortifications and the Navy Yard in Pensacola, Florida, 1824-1863" by Thomas Hulse. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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9 Frost, Mark PermaFrost: Deeper Into Northern New York
Glens Falls N.Y. The Chronicle 1986 1st Edition. Cloth Near Fine Very Good Book 
132 pp. Nearly new. Light rubbing on corners, dj has wear on edges, light crinkling of edge. An anthology of newspaper columns written by Frost for the Glens Falls Chronicle, an alternative biweekly founded in 1980. Many are profiles of oldtimers and other characters of this Hudson River mill town. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Hardt, Athia, Ed. Arizona Waterline
Salt River Project 1989 1st Edition. Faux Leather Near Fine Very Good Book 
274 pp. on glossy stock, plus 16 foldout maps of watersheds. Gilt design bright. Dust jacket rubbed and chipped on rear panel. A collection of articles written on water supply issues in Arizona in the 1980s. No publication date, but likely 1989 or 2000. Editor was a newspaper reporter and former press secretary to Gov. Bruce Babbitt. Size: 4to 11.5 In Tall 
Price: 11.00 USD
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11 Harju, Jerry Northern Reflections
Marquette, Michigan North Harbor Publishing 2000 0967020514 / 9780967020518 Later Printing. Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket Book MacIntosh, Craig 
123 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Gift quality. Firm binding. Several full page illustrations. A retired aerospace engineer writes vividly about his boyhood in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the 1940s. Size: 4to 10 in High 
Price: 9.50 USD
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12 Hemp, Michael Kenneth Cannery Row: The History of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean View Avenue
Carmel, California The History Co. 2002 Trade Paperback Very Good Book Hathaway, Pat, Photog. 
128 pp. on coated stock. Light creasing along spine. No markings. Size: Folio 11. In 
Price: 5.00 USD
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13 Jefferson Parish Public Schools West Jefferson High School Alumni Directory
Harris Connect 2008 50th Anniversary Edition. Glossy Boards Fine Book 
207 pp. Close to new, faint red ink line on top edge, near spine. No other markings. Tight binding, square. Scarlet front cover includes photographs of tuba player, prom king & queen and football helmet with skull symbol. A compendium of lists of graduates of the classes of 1957 through 2007 of West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana. Includes a few pages of school history and alumni resources, and student photos. Directory is organized alphabeticallty by name (along with class year, address, employer, telephone number and email address.) Separate sections group graduates by class year and current location. Deceased alumni are not included,except in Class Year section (denoted by asterisk.) Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in High 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Johnson, Tom L. My Story
NY B.W. Huebsch 1915 Memorial Edition, 3rd Printing. Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 
326 pp., with several b&w photos of Johnson, and frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Inside front cover stamped "No. 704 of a memorial edition of 1,000 copies." Light soil on edges and light bumping of spine. Endpaper joints mostly split but binding still firm. Light scuff marks on rear cover. Text clean and fairly bright except for toning of preliminary pages. No markings. Edited by Elizabeth J. Hauser. Johnson, a reform mayor in Cleveland circa 1910, recounts his political career and philosophy. Influenced by Henry George, he was a proponent of municipal utilties. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
Price: 22.00 USD
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15 Key West Authors' Coop Mango Summers
Key West, FL. KWAC/Perky Press 2002 0966885422 / 9780966885422 First Edition. Trade Paperback Fine Book 
175 pp. Close to new, no markings or creases. Fifteen writers based in Key West offer an anthology of 20 short stories set in their resort town. This is the third anthology published by the cooperatinve since it formed in 1995. Writers include J. T. Eggers, Theresa Foley, Kirby Congson, William Williamson, Allen Meece and more. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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16 Lachner, Bert Heimat North America: English and German
Glen Ellyn, Illinois Landmark Books Unlimited 1997 0964065932 / 9780964065932 First Edition. Glossy Boards Near Fine No Jacket Book 
336 coated pages, color photos on nearly every page. Almost new, no markings. An oversized pictorial scrapbook showing various German-American fraternal clubs and other organizations in most U.S. states. Also several essays about the history of German emigration to the U.S., ethnic tensions and discrimination; religious life, military servce, etc. Text is in both German and English. Co-author is Ernst Ott, and about a dozen others are listed as editorial assistants. Cover shows statues of immigrants (slightly raised from the cover's surface) against a photo of the statue of Liberty. Size: 4to - -12 in Tall 
Price: 7.00 USD
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17 Lincoln, Joseph C. The Depot Master
New York A.L. Burt Co. 1918 Reprint. Cloth Good + No Jacket Book 
380 pp. Spine darkened. No jacket. Rubbing on spine edges. Text montly clean except for traces of coffee ring on pp. 119-23. Front hinge split, but binding still firm. Color oval pastedown on front cover, showing a man in heavy winter garb carrying a pipe. Lincoln bibliographer Edwin P. Geauque describes the plot as a typical Lincoln tale "about tangled love affairs and how the Depot Master gets involved." Ninth in Lincoln's series of 50-plus novels set in Old Cape Cod. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 in High 
Price: 8.00 USD
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18 Marcatante, John J., Ed. American Folklore and Legends
NY Globe Book Co. 1980 0870651048 / 9780870651045 Trade Paperback Very Good + Textbook Shipman, Robert 
306 pp. Rust-colored stiff wraps with large flag design, also totem pole, sailing ship, covered wagon, coonskin hat. Black marker numbers on bottom edge and half title page. School property stamping. Text clean. No spine creases. Middle-school reader, an anthology of 30 folk tales from various American regions. Each chapter has vocabulary guides. Rear section includes Q&A questions to test mastery of the material. Editor was chairman of the English dept. of the NYC public school system. Size: 8mo-- 8.25 in 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Mark Patinkin The Rhode Island Dictionary
North Attleboro, Mass Covered Bridge Press 1993 0924771453 / 9780924771453 1st Printing Trade Paperback Very Good Book Bousquet, Don 
Unpaginated, about 100 pp. Covers, corners curled, light vertical crease on front cover. No markings. A humorous dictionary of Rhode Island dialect, with phonetic approximations of the accent. The definitions and examples include many lighthearted snippets of Rhode Island history and customs. Written by a Providence Journal columnist, and illustrated by a former ProJo cartoonist. Cover blurb: :From Glawsta to Blah-Kyelin: How to Talk Roe Dyelin Like a Native." Size: 4to -- 1 in Tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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20 Merrill, Arch Slim Fingers Beckon
NY American Book-Stratford Press 1951 1st Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Book 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall 
184 pp. with 6 b&w glossy photos. Light toning of endpapers, slight edge wear on spine and corners. Text clean, no writing. Identified on title page as a "revised and expanded edition" of Merrill's 1944 "The Lakes Country." A delightful travelogue of Finger Lakes country in upstate New York (as it existed circa 1950). Lots of historical tidbits thrown in. Author was a Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter who wrote several books about upstate NY 
Price: 7.00 USD
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