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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 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 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 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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3 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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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 4to -- 11 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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5 Dorson, Richard M. American Folklore
Chicago University of Chicago 1959 Cloth very good+ Very Good + 
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 + 
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 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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. 
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 Academic Journal 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 Find Very Good + 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Hardt, Athia, Ed. Arizona Waterline
Salt River Project 1989 1st Edition Faux Leather Near Fine Very Good 4to 11.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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11 Hemp, Michael Kenneth Cannery Row: The History of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean View Avenue
Carmel, California The History Co. 2002 0941425016 Trade Paperback Very Good Folio 11. In Hathaway, Pat, Photog. 
128 pp. on coated stock. Light creasing along spine. No markings. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 J Bernard Moore Skagway in Days Primeval: Writings for J. Bernard Moore, 1886-1904
Skagway, Alaska Lynn Canal Publishing 1997 0945284063 / 9780945284062 Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo-- 8.5 in Tall 
208 pp, about 10 pp. of b&w historical photos. Nearly new, no markings, faint vertical crease on the front cover, parallel to the spine. Spine uncreased. A first person account of pioneer life and commercial boating in Yukon region of Alaska in the 18880s. 
Price: 4.50 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 Reference 8vo -- 9.25 in High 
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.) 
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 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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15 Lincoln, Joseph C. The Depot Master
New York A.L. Burt Co. 1918 Reprint Cloth Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 7.75 in High 
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. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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16 Mark Patinkin The Rhode Island Dictionary
North Attleboro, Mass Covered Bridge Press 1993 0924771453 / 9780924771453 1st Printing Trade Paperback Very Good 4to -- 1 in Tall 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." 
Price: 8.00 USD
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17 Merrill, Arch Slim Fingers Beckon
NY American Book-Stratford Press 1951 1st Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket 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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18 Nutting, Wallace New Hampshire Beautiful
Ny Bonanza Books (Crown Publishers) 1988 0517114488 / 9780517114483 Reprint, 8th Cloth Good + Very Good Ex Library 9.25 in Tall 
302 pp. with 304 photos and drawings, index. Although ex-library, this copy has light wear and no library stamping. Endpapers excised but text complete. Lower part of title page ripped out to remove an address label of a previous owner. Very satisfactory as a reading copy. No markings in text. Mylar protector on brown dj showing the Daniel Webster birthplace in Franklin, N.H. Part of Nutting's Americana series, this is a reprint of a tribute to old New Hampshire in historical b&w photos, drawings, prose and poetry. Photos pre-date 1924. Sketches include many architectural details of historic homes. Binding firm. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Opel, Frank, Ed. Tales of Bygone New England
Secaucus, N.J. Castle Books 1988 1555213464 / 9781555213466 Not Stated Cloth Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
479 pp. Small tear on dust jacket's front bottom edge. Otherwise nearly new, no markings. Anthology of articles taken from Harper's, New England Magazine, etc., describing various places and customs in New England, with numerous illustrations. Articles are from the 1880-1910 period. Titles include: "Lobsters and Lobster Pots," "Ten Days in Nantucket," Camps and Tramps About Ktaadn (sic)" and "The Building of Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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20 Patinkin, Mark The Rhode Island Handbook
North Attleboro, Mass Covered Bridge Press 1994 0924771496 / 9780924771491 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 4to 11 in Tall Bousquet, Don 
134 pp. Lightly read, dog-eared crease on front cover and first page. No markings. Humorous excerpts from columns by Providence Journal writer Mark Patinkin and drawings by cartoonist Don Bousquet. They poke gentle fun at Rhode Islanders' quirks, expressions and accents. A sequel to their earlier book, "The Rhode Island Dictionary." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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