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Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California

By: Barich, Bill

Price: $3.85

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 006073

ISBN: 0679760350

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology

By: Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Laguna Beach, California, Literary Arts Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Co-editor

Seller ID: 010354

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

The Best of New England Humor.or Pretty Darn Close

By: Brunelle, Jim, Ed.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Camden Maine, Yankee Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 009119

ISBN: 0899092268

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

Alaska Science Nuggets

By: Davis, Neil, Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska, University of Alaska Geophysical Institute: 1984

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 007050

ISBN: 0915360020

Condition: Very Good


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 discu... View more info

American Folklore

By: Dorson, Richard M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago: 1959

Seller ID: 009300

Condition: 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. View more info

Recapturing Wisdom's Valley:The Watervliet Shaker Heritage 1775-1975

By: Filley, Dorothy M. (Richmond, Mary L., ed)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Colonie, NY, Town of Colonie, N.Y.: 1975

Seller ID: 0503003830

ISBN: 0890620105

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Blue Ribbons and Burlesques: A Book of Country Fairs

By: Fish, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Woodstock, Vt., Countryman Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001517

ISBN: 0881504122

Condition: Fine


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 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Florida Historical Quarterly -- Spring 2010 Issue

By: Florida Historical Society; Connie L. Lester, Ed.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cocoa, Florida, Florida Historical Society: 2010

Edition: Volume 88 No. 4

Seller ID: 007024

Condition: Near Fine


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 Ya... View more info

PermaFrost: Deeper Into Northern New York

By: Frost, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Glens Falls N.Y., The Chronicle: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 009055

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

Arizona Waterline

By: Hardt, Athia, Ed.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Salt River Project: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 007161

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Northern Reflections

By: Harju, Jerry

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Marquette, Michigan, North Harbor Publishing: 2000

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010360

ISBN: 0967020514

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

Cannery Row: The History of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean View Avenue

By: Hemp, Michael Kenneth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carmel, California, The History Co.: 2002

Seller ID: 009045

Condition: Very Good


128 pp. on coated stock. Light creasing along spine. No markings. Size: Folio 11. In View more info

West Jefferson High School Alumni Directory

By: Jefferson Parish Public Schools

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harris Connect: 2008

Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition.

Seller ID: 010062

Condition: Fine


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 (a... View more info

My Story

By: Johnson, Tom L.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, B.W. Huebsch: 1915

Edition: Memorial Edition, 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 0503003752

Condition: Very Good


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, recount... View more info

Mango Summers

By: Key West Authors' Coop

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Key West, FL., KWAC/Perky Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010128

ISBN: 0966885422

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Heimat North America: English and German

By: Lachner, Bert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Landmark Books Unlimited: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010173

ISBN: 0964065932

Condition: Near Fine


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. Cove... View more info

The Depot Master

By: Lincoln, Joseph C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Co.: 1918

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009831

Condition: Good +


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 Ca... View more info

American Folklore and Legends

By: Marcatante, John J., Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Globe Book Co.: 1980

Seller ID: 010199

ISBN: 0870651048

Condition: Very Good +


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 publi... View more info

The Rhode Island Dictionary

By: Mark Patinkin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: North Attleboro, Mass, Covered Bridge Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 009122

ISBN: 0924771453

Condition: Very Good


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: ... View more info

Slim Fingers Beckon

By: Merrill, Arch

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, American Book-Stratford Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006056

Condition: Very Good +


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 View more info