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1 Carroll, Charles "Chip" Daytona Beach Community College: Fifty Years of Shaping Our Community
Virginia Beach, Va. Donning Co. 2007 1578644429 / 9781578644421 First Edition Glossy Boards Fine Fine 4to -- 11.5 In Tall 
128 pp. Numerous b&w photos and a few in color. Virtually new, no markings or edge wear. A history of Daytona's public college, now known as Daytona State College. The narrative starts with the 1929 opening of The Opportunity School, providing business and vocational classes. Later, after the US Army closed a rehab center after World War 2, the government gave its property for use as a community college campus, northwest of the Daytona Beach Airport. This book primarily is a log of the college's physical expansion up through the administration of Kent Sharples (later forced to resign after an abortive effort to add dormitories.) The political infighting over the years is glossed over. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Charleston Countyl Tricentennial Committee A Pictorial History -- Charles-towne 1670, Charleston 1970
Charleston, S.C. Self-published 1970 First Edition Stiff Wrappers Very Good + No Jacket Photo Book 4to -- 11 in Tall 
Unpaginated -- 56 pp. on glossy stock, navy blue covers on card stock, light rubbing along spine. Light wear, no markings. Frontispiece protective tissue intact. A collection of b&w historical photos and illustrations, tracing Charleston's development from an important colonial port to today's status as a tourism magnet. 7 pp. of text includes essays by College of Charleston new graduate William Harrison Vandever; Citadel Prof. John S. Coussons and newspaper writer Jack Leland. Pictorial content ranges from old maps and portraits of Revolutionary War generals to Civil War landmarks to historical landmarks, current industrial buildings and cultural institutions. W. Lloyd Hamm is credited as the committee's chairman of pictorial history. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Christopher, W. Scott Tampa's People with a Purpose
Tampa, Florida Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 1993 First Edition Cloth Good+ Good+ 8vo - 9.25 in. Tall 
443 pp., numerous b&w photos. Index. Near fine green cloth cover with gilt titling intact; no titling on spine (as produced). No markings, light slant to spine. Bright text. Light chipping to dust jacket. A chronicle of Tampa's business growth, with emphasis on the 1920-1990 period. Ths volume commemmorated the centennial of the Tampa Board of Trade, precursor of the local chamber of commerce. Highlights include Tampa's successful effort to recruit the cigar industry and the launch of H.B. Plant. A hard to find piece of local history. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 Clark, Peter, and Murfin, Lyn The History of Maidstone : The Making of a Modern County Town
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK Alan Sutton Publishing 1995 0750911034 / 9780750911030 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 8v0 -- 9.5 In. Tall 
261 pp.on coated stock. Close to new, previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. No markings in text. Several statistical tables on the Maidstone economy, many b&w historical photos. A comprehensive history of Maidstone and its industrial economy from pre-Roman times through post WW2, with emphasis on Victorian industrial expansion. Commissioned by the Maidstone Borough Council. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Cobb, Al Savannah's Ghosts
Savannah, Georgia Whitaker Street Books 2001 0970553714 / 9780970553713 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine 8vo-- 9 in Tall 
105 pp. Virtually new. Spine uncreased. Humorously signed, "Boo! Sandra Mudge" (Her gravestone is depicted on the front cover.) An informal collection of anecdotes about paranormal investigations and occurrences in Savannah, Georgia. The author is active in a paranormal research group called The Searchers. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 Cole, Julie; Allaback, and Stewart, Laura Orlando's Leu House
Orlando Harry P. Leu Gardens 1995 1st Edition Stated Trade Papeback Near Fine No Jacket 4to -- 11in Tall 
113 pp. on glossy paper. Nearly new, small stray reddish mark on rear cover, and lightly thumbed, else perfect. Numerous historical b&w photos on nearly every page. Although the title suggests this is a guide to a mansion, this scarce work actually is much more -- an overview of the earliest decades of Orlando history, its pioneer families, early industries, landmark buildings, social patterns, etc. About a quarter of the book centers on the Leu House and its gardens, and the Leu family. The property is now a city museum, although donor Harry Leu in the 1960s had doubts about whether the city would manage it competently. This book project started in 1987 with interviews and notes compiled by Allaback, and expanded in 1991 with additional social history added by arts writer Laura Stewart and editing by estate curator Julie Cole and editor Joy Dickinson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Craft House Williamsburg Reproductions: Interior Designs for Today's Living
Williamsburg Va. Craft House/Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1971 Later Printing Stiff Wraps very good+ No Jacket Catalog 4to -- 11 in Tall 
201 pp on heavy stock. Many color photos and b&w drawings. Chocolate brown stiff wraps, with Williamsburg manufacturing mark embossed on front cover. Very lightly read, light thumbing. Text clean. More than just a catalog, this is a useful reference book for identifying various furrniture styles and decorative motifs. Introduction gives the background of the Williamsburg restoration project, and a brief overview of the town's coloial history, including its role as capital of colonial Virginia for 80 years. 
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8 Davis, Peter Hometown: A Contemporary American Chronicle
NY Simon & Schuster 1982 Book Club Cloth & Boards Good + Fair+ 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
276 pp. Moderate wear, some page rippling, no markings, large chunk missing from spine and lower panel of dj. A reporter gives a detailed account of six years spent in Hamilton, Ohio -- selected as a typical small U.S. city. He chronicles how the town survives, despite the flight of industry. 
Price: 3.30 USD
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9 Dust (Stroud, Welvin) Dust in Motion: A Tour of San Francisco
Berkeley, Calif. Fernwell & Associates 1991 3rd Printing Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 5.25 in Wide Inscribed By Author
97 pp. in stiff wraps with color photo of author and tour bus on front; aerial view of San Francisco Bay on foldout rear cover. Inscribed by author on title page, dated 1994. A whimsical, humorous script for a guided tour of San Francisco by "Dust," a longtime Gray Lines tour bus driver. A few of his snatches of poetry are interspersed throughout the text, plus some poems by Robert Frost and Langston Hughes. A few b&w photos of Dust's passengers are included. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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10 Gilbert, Ben W. And the Washington Post Staff Ten Blocks from the White House: Anatomy of the Washington Riots of 1968
NY Frederick A. Praeger 1968 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good + 8vo - 8.5 In Tall Inscribed By Co-Author
245 pp., with 64 pp. b&w photos. Signed by Jesse Lewis, whom Gilbert in the preface says should have been listed as a co-author. Dust jacket moderately chipped, red cloth of spine faded. Text clean. Documentary of the racial rioting that lasted three days in District of Columbia, following the assassination of Martin Luther King in Tennessee. Includes an appendix on the characteristics of those arrested in the riots. An epilogue sampled the mood of the city several months later. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Hudspeth, Ron Living Loving Laughing Dying and Crying on Peachtree
Atlanta Peachtree Publishers 1980 0913948142 First Edition Red Cloth Near Fine Very Good + 8vo -- 9.25 in 
217 pp. Nearly new, small tears on dj corner and dj spine edge. No markings. A collection of ournalistic vignettes depicting a diverse cast of characters in Atlanta's yuppie-dominated culture of the 1970s. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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12 Johnson, Tom L. My Story
NY B.W. Huebsch 1915 Memorial Edition, 3rd Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Media and the Mayor's Race: The Failure of Urban Political Reporting , Kaniss, Phyllis C.
13 Kaniss, Phyllis C. The Media and the Mayor's Race: The Failure of Urban Political Reporting
Bloomington, Indiana Indiana Univ Pr 1994 0253209323 / 9780253209320 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Good +  Ex-Library 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall 
394 pp. Close to new although a library discard, lightly thumbed; library stampings. Spine uncreased. An analysis of the 1991 mayor's race in Philadelphia, and how the media reported it. Lots of anecdotal material.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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O Albany!, Kennedy, William
14 Kennedy, William O Albany!
NY Penguin Books 1985 0140074163 / 9780140074161 Reprint Trade Paperback very good+ 
402 pp. on heavy stock, 50 historical photos, 11 maps, index. Previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. No other markings. Spine uncreased. This paperback edition has a collage of drawings drawn from Kennedy's Albany cycle novels, and Albany landmarks, including a trolley car, the Kenmore Hotel and City Hall. Kennedy, author of Ironweed, Legs and other novels set in Albany, gives a colorful, humorous account of his hometown, and its long history of machine politics, with special attention to his Irish neighborhood of North Albany. Subtitled: Improbably city of political wizards, fearless ethnics, spectacular aristocrats, splendid nobodies and underrated scoundrels. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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15 Kieran, John A Natural History of New York City
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1959 First Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall Kane, Henry Bugbee 
428 pp. No jacket. Blue green cloth, faded and soiled on spine but title still legible. Text clean. preliminary pages have a few pencil notes praising the book, plus a common pin holding a note to the half title page, warning "Do not lend this book." The author subtitles the book a "personal report after fifty years of study and enjoyment of wildlife within the boundaries of Greater New York." A comprehensive survey of the NY environment as it existed in the 1950s, told mostly in the first person. Details about various species, waterways, flowers, trees, insects, etc., with introductory chapters on history, geography and climate. Very readable. Maps of the boroughs on the endpapers. Binding firm, text still bright. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21), Louis Rosen
16 Louis Rosen The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21)
Chicago Ivan R. Dee 1999 1566632749 / 9781566632744 1st Paperback Edition Trade Papeback Very Good 8vo --8.5 In. Tall 
186 pp. Cover curled, thumbed. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Part memoir, part oral history, Rosen traces how his South Side neighborhood in Chicago changed rapidly in the 1960s from mostly Jewish to mostly African American. This study deserves new attention at the neighborhood prepares to receive the $1 billion Barack Obama Library and Cultural Center. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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Akron Churches: Early Architecture, Mavromatis, Kally
17 Mavromatis, Kally Akron Churches: Early Architecture
Charleston, S.C. Arcadia Publishing 2008 073855202X / 9780738552026 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 8vo --9.25 in Tall 
127 pp. Front cover curled but still almost new, spine uncreased. Text clean. B& W historical photos on every page. A photographic survey of Akron's church architecture, showing both exterior and interior views, and a few details. A few other buildings, such as schools and parsonages, also are included. Detailed captions throughout. Introduction tells how construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal gave Akron the prosperity that supported the construction of sanctuaries. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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18 Maxwell Perspective Spring 2011 Issue -- Syracuse, New York Cover Story
Syracuse N.Y. Maxwell School of Syracuse University 2011 Spring 2011 Magazine Very Good + No Jacket Ephemera 4to-- 11 In Tall By 8.5 In Wide 
Lightly read, very clean, no creases or markings. 36 pp., including a 14-pp package of articles about Syracuse, New York, and its effort to adapt to changing demographics and maintain services with reduced revenues. "A case study in the triumphs and travails of the mid-sized American city." The Maxell School, a leading graduate school of public administration, has served as a spawning ground for new concepts in municipal government, often using Syracuse as a laboratory. The package was reported and written by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with contributions from Renee Gearhart Levy, Dana Cooke, Emily Kaufman and Sabith Kahn. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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19 Maxwell Perspective Spring 2011 Issue -- Syracuse, New York Cover Story
Syracuse N.Y. Maxwell School of Syracuse University 2011 Spring 2011 Magazine Very Good + No Jacket Ephemera 4to-- 11 In Tall By 8.5 In Wide 
Lightly read, very clean, no creases or markings. Half-inch closed tear in front cover. 36 pp., including a 14-pp package of articles about Syracuse, New York, and its effort to adapt to changing demographics and maintain services with reduced revenues. "A case study in the triumphs and travails of the mid-sized American city." The Maxell School, a leading graduate school of public administration, has served as a spawning ground for new concepts in municipal government, often using Syracuse as a laboratory. The package was reported and written by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with contributions from Renee Gearhart Levy, Dana Cooke, Emily Kaufman and Sabith Kahn. Many of the sources quoted in the articles are Maxwell alumni who stayed on in Syracuse after completing their degrees. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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20 Morris, Jan Among the Cities
NY Oxford Univ 1985 0195204891 / 9780195204896 1st American Edition Cloth Very Good + Near Fine 8vo -- 8.5 In 
410 pp. Still tight and fresh, light rubbing on edges, no markings. A sprightly travelogue that hopscotches through 30+ cities, mostly outside the U.S., plus a few rural places. Among the places that capture Morris' eye: Kyoto, Los Angeles, Delhi, Sydney, Alexandria, Darjeeling, Chicago, Moscow, Toronto, Helsinki, Lima, Beirut, Dublin, Houston, Singapore, Warsaw and Vienna. 
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