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Black April, PETERKIN, Julia
41 PETERKIN, Julia Black April
80496 New York Grosset & Dunlap [c.1927-1940] Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A reprint edition of the author's novel set in the South Carolina lowlands, and featuring an all-black list of characters, most notably Black April, the foreman of the plantation on which the story is set. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in brown on cover and spine, and with blindstamped decorations to cover & spine. Jacket features image of the title character looming large above the plantation. --- With small holes to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges and prior owner's signature at front and back endpapers, is still bright and otherwise undamaged.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 316 pages 
Price: 23.50 USD
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Ex-Friends : Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt and Norman Mailer, Podhoretz, Norman
42 Podhoretz, Norman Ex-Friends : Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt and Norman Mailer
31183 New York The Free Press 1999 0684855941 / 9780684855943 First Edition; Third Printing Hard Cover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Author's account of his falling out with fellow elite intellectuals after his conversion from leftist to rightist politically. Undamaged, remainder mark lower edge. ; 31183; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana, POST, Lauren C.
43 POST, Lauren C. Cajun Sketches from the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana
74229 Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA Louisiana State University Press 1990 080711605X / 9780807116050 Trade Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
Vignettes and stories from the cajun country of southwest Louisiana; includes many old photos from the 1930s. In nice shape, a clean, bright and firm copy. Sm. crease, upper cover corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Ye Countie of Albermarle: A Collection of Documents 1664-1675, POWELL, William S.
44 POWELL, William S. Ye Countie of Albermarle: A Collection of Documents 1664-1675
75999 Raleigh State Department of Archives and History 1958 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[Genealogy] An interesting work, in which documents from the earliest days of North Carolina as an English colony are presented, particularly the County of Albermarle. Includes b&w plates w/reproductions of documents and maps. With a fold-out chart tipped in at the rear of the volume showing the Descent of North Carolina. --- In black leatherette cloth covers; titling in green on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firm copy. Previous owner's bookplate at front paste-down and discreet pencilings on a very few pages. Light chafing to cover edges. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 85 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Scribner's Magazine (Volume XXVII) January to June, 1900 (Six Issues Bound into One Volume), ROOSEVELT, Theodore; BARRIE, J.M.; WHARTON, Edith; HARRIS, Joel Chandler et al.
45 ROOSEVELT, Theodore; BARRIE, J.M.; WHARTON, Edith; HARRIS, Joel Chandler et al. Scribner's Magazine (Volume XXVII) January to June, 1900 (Six Issues Bound into One Volume)
76132 New York Scribner & Company 1900 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Six months of the illustrated monthly magazine bound together. Each issue of Scribner's includes fictional and non-fiction stories and articles, often by well-known authors, accompanied by dozens of charming illustrations, photos, poems, and other articles written for a generally mature audience. Includes articles or stories by Theodore Roosevelt ('Oliver Cromwell'), J.M. Barrie ('Tommy and Grizel, chapters I-XX), Edith Wharton ('Copy-A Dialogue') and a likely first appearance of Joel Chandler Harris's 'Miss Irene'; as well as many others. --- Volume in half leather (spine & corners) over navy cloth. Volume textblock clean, firm and intact, but with looseness at front hinge, partially detached back strip (spine), about 1/4 of back is missing.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 768 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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46 Rybczynski, Witold City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World
50628 New York Scribner's 1995 0684813025 / 9780684813028 First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Nice copy of professor's examination of the city. In outstanding condition, with orig. $23.00 DJ flap unclipped. Remainder mark bottom edge.; 50628; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Winter Thunder, SANDOZ, Mari
47 SANDOZ, Mari Winter Thunder
74359 Philadelphia Westminster Press 1954 Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
In black quarter cloth and decorated paper-covered boards with lettering in silver on spine. Interior w/author's inked name on front free endpaper; otherwise clean and unmarked. Jacket has chips and tears, now in mylar protector; bears orig. $1.50 flap price. Author's fictionalized account of a horrifying blizzard in the Sand Hills country of western Nebraska which trapped a young teacher and her seven pupils. ; 12mo 7" - 8" tall; 61 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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Poor Richard: The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758, SAUNDERS, Richard; [FRANKLIN, Benjamin]
48 SAUNDERS, Richard; [FRANKLIN, Benjamin] Poor Richard: The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758
80620 New York The Heritage Press 1964 Hardcover Near Fine 
The American founder's legendary work in special Heritage Press reprint edition. With the pseudonym of Mr. Franklin (Richard Saunders) represented on title page. Includes illustrations in both color and black & white by Norman Rockwell, and with an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. With translations of foreign aphorisms and end notes at rear of volume. --- A sizeable quarto, about 12 inches tall. In tan buckram covers w/blindstamped signs of the Zodiac pattern on cover; gilt-stamped titling on spine. Sandglass flyer is not present. --- A bright, firm, complete copy but with slight binder's glue bleed-through at front and rear hinges. Very Good+ slipcase with light scuffing; is structurally sound. ; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); xiii, 300 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Paths Of American Thought, SCHLESINGER Jr., Arthur M.; WHITE, Morton (editors)
49 SCHLESINGER Jr., Arthur M.; WHITE, Morton (editors) Paths Of American Thought
74375 London Chatto & Windus 1964 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
With essays by 26 writers (including the editors) on topics from the colonial phase through World War II. In full textured green cloth-covered boards with titling on spine in black. Prev. owner's name in ink on first page; else a clean, firm copy. With a blacked-out line bearing a copyright statement near bottom of publisher's page. Lacks the jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 614 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Scribners Monthly, 1871: A Year's Issues Showing Life in America a Century Ago, SCRIBNER, Jr., Charles (introduction)
50 SCRIBNER, Jr., Charles (introduction) Scribners Monthly, 1871: A Year's Issues Showing Life in America a Century Ago
78350 New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1971 0684124882 / 9780684124889 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Twelve months of the once-popular American monthly magazine republished in a hefty modern hardcover volume. Includes the months of January through December of 1871. These magazines represent parts of the original volumes I, II and III (as each volume consisted of six months of issues). With hundreds of engraved illustrations. Some of the stories appearing here are travel pieces about going to Yellowstone and to Yosemite (soon-to-be) parks, a biographical story about Charlotte Brontë, a visit to Vassar College, and all manner of poems, book reviews, political issues, and other topics of relevance in 1871. Introduced by Charles Scribner, Jr. --- In full dark red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket bears original $10 flap price. --- With very small cover corner bumps and a little dusty soiling to the cloth. Interior of volume is clean, firm and unmarked. Jacket with small creases and tears along edges; is otherwise in good shape. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1,391 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Travels with Charley, STEINBECK, John
51 STEINBECK, John Travels with Charley
75706 MeadWestvaco 2002 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A special, limited edition of the author's memoir of his trip across the U.S. with his poodle, Charley. Published as the 2002 entry in MeadWestvaco Corporation's American Classics Series. In blue quarter cloth over white paper-covered boards and in slipcase. Titling in gilt on spine. Endpapers, covers, slipcase and title page all bear picture postcard-look graphics in bright colors and with U.S. state names. --- In top shape, clean, bright and crisp. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 298 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Mayflower Murderer and Other Forgotten Firsts in American History, STEVENS, Peter F.
52 STEVENS, Peter F. The Mayflower Murderer and Other Forgotten Firsts in American History
80656 New York William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1993 0688135153 / 9780688135157 Trade Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
John Billington was among the Pilgrims who sailed to Massachusetts on the Mayflower and later became the first person charged with murder in the colony. This story, and other little-known firsts, are documented in this illustrated trade paperback. --- A clean, bright, newish copy but with discreet pencilings on several leaves.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 272 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives, The [U. S.] National Archives and Records Service
53 The [U. S.] National Archives and Records Service Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives
76004 Washington, D. C. National Archives Trust Fund Board 1983 0911333002 / 9780911333008 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
1983 Revised Edition. A guide to the resources available to the genealogical researcher in the U.S. National Archives. An attractive volume, with numerous photos and reproductions of historic documents. Advice is rendered on accessing a wide variety of resources, from passenger lists to official land, court and military records. --- In beige quarter cloth and black paper-covered hardcovers. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, intact copy with previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down w/glue remnant; else unmarked. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. May 1914, to October 1914. Vol. LXXXVIII, New series Vol. LXVI, TOLSTOY, Count Ilya; BENET, William Rose; RACKHAM, Arthur; WILLIAMS, John; WYETH, N.C. et al.
54 TOLSTOY, Count Ilya; BENET, William Rose; RACKHAM, Arthur; WILLIAMS, John; WYETH, N.C. et al. The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. May 1914, to October 1914. Vol. LXXXVIII, New series Vol. LXVI
75908 New York The Century Company 1914 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Six months of the magazine bound together by the publisher, The Century Company, Each issue of The Century Magazine includes non-fiction articles and stories, often by well-known authors, as well as dozens of illustrations, photos, poems, and letters. This volume includes color reproductions of paintings by Arthur Rackham. Also included are a biography of Leo Tolstoy by his son, Count Ilya Tolstoy; art by N.C. Wyeth; a biographical article about author J.M. Barrie by John D. Williams and poems by William Rose Benet. These, and many other articles and illustrations, make this a fascinating glimpse at reading matter for educated people in the early 20th century.The Century Magazine was the successor publication to Scribner's Monthly and was edited by Dr. Josiah Gilbert Holland and Richard Watson Gilder. --- In dark blue cloth-covered boards with 6-page table of contents inserted before first month. Volume very firm and tight; with some yellowed interior pages. Sticker at front paste-down is sole evidence of prior ownership by Stewart Free Library of Corinna, Maine (with no marking or statement regarding de-accession). Covers with whitish discoloration and rubbing.; Ex-Library; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; viii, 960 pages 
Price: 106.00 USD
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Domestic Manners of the Americans, TROLLOPE, Frances (author); SMALLEY, Donald (editor)
55 TROLLOPE, Frances (author); SMALLEY, Donald (editor) Domestic Manners of the Americans
78600 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1949 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Formerly property of the library. Stated First Borzoi Edition. From the dust jacket: 'This famous and vastly entertaining book is one of the wittiest and most caustic reports ever written on the United States'. Mrs. Trollope (mother of the noted English novelist Anthony Trollope) turned to writing after her Cincinnati department store failed. In so doing, she candidly describes the America she saw in the era of Andrew Jackson. --- Edited, and with a history of Mrs. Trollope's adventures in America by Donald Smalley. Includes 25 septia illustrations by Auguste Hervieu. --- In rose paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With plenty of library markings, rubberstampings, etc. Covers with wear to edges; textblock is firm. Front jacket flap is pasted to the front free endpaper.; Ex-Library; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; lxxxiii, 454, xix pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Life on the Mississippi, TWAIN, Mark
56 TWAIN, Mark Life on the Mississippi
81000 New York Harper & Brothers [c.1890s-1920s] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
An illustrated reprint edition of Mark Twain's 1883 work, which has been described as "part travel book, part autobiography and part social commentary". With 30 black and white illustrations by unattributed artist(s). --- In rust cloth-covered boards w/decoration on cover and titling, both in gilt. Likely published c.1883-1920s, (1883 date appears in book). Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With heavily sunned spine (titling remains readable), whitish marks to cloth and prior owner's private library sticker affixed to front paste-down; otherwise a clean, firm, sturdy copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xiv, 465 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Locality Finding Aids for U.S. Surnames, VALLENTINE, John F.
57 VALLENTINE, John F. Locality Finding Aids for U.S. Surnames
75970 Logan, Utah The Everton Publishers, Inc. 1975 Stapled wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
A very useful guide for the genealogical researcher. Offers US-wide as well as state-by-state reference links to publications with early resident information. --- In stiff orange paper covers. Interior w/numerous pencilings, inked signature on first page, price sticker on cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. November 1913 to April 1914. Vol. LXXXVII, New series Vol. LXV, WARNER, Everett L.; CHESTERTON, G. K.; WELLS, H. G.; RIIS, Jacob A.; CARNEGIE, Andrew; WYETH, N. C.; MASEFIELD, John et al.
58 WARNER, Everett L.; CHESTERTON, G. K.; WELLS, H. G.; RIIS, Jacob A.; CARNEGIE, Andrew; WYETH, N. C.; MASEFIELD, John et al. The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. November 1913 to April 1914. Vol. LXXXVII, New series Vol. LXV
75909 New York The Century Company 1914 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Six months of the magazine bound together by the publisher, The Century Company, Each issue of The Century Magazine includes non-fiction articles and stories, often by well-known authors, as well as dozens of illustrations, photos, poems, and letters. This volume includes an article about the inspiration for Victor Hugo's Jean Valjean character by Everett L. Warner, articles or stories by G. K. Chesterton ('Slavery and the American Store'), H.G. Wells ('The Trap to Catch the Sun' and others), Riis, Jacob A. ('The Battle With the Slum'), and Andrew Carnegie ('The Hereditary Transmission of Property'); color reproduction of art by N.C. Wyeth ('The Woman from Yonder'); and poetry by John Masefield ('The River'). These, and many other articles, poems and illustrations, make this a fascinating glimpse at reading matter for educated people in the early 20th century.The Century Magazine was the successor publication to Scribner's Monthly and was edited by Dr. Josiah Gilbert Holland and Richard Watson Gilder. --- In dark blue cloth-covered boards with 6-page table of contents inserted before first month. Volume firm and intact; with some yellowed interior pages. Sticker at front paste-down is sole evidence of prior ownership by Stewart Free Library of Corinna, Maine (with no marking or statement regarding de-accession). Covers with whitish/bluish discoloration and rubbing.; Ex-Library; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; viii, 972 pages 
Price: 126.00 USD
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The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. November 1912 to April 1913. Vol. LXXXV, New series Vol. LXIII, WASHINGTON, Booker T.; CHESTERTON, G. K.; HARTE, Bret; WYETH, N. C.; RACKHAM, Arthur; MILLET, Jean François et al.
59 WASHINGTON, Booker T.; CHESTERTON, G. K.; HARTE, Bret; WYETH, N. C.; RACKHAM, Arthur; MILLET, Jean François et al. The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. November 1912 to April 1913. Vol. LXXXV, New series Vol. LXIII
75911 New York The Century Company 1913 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Six months of the magazine bound together by Ward Bros. bindery. Each issue of The Century Magazine includes non-fiction articles and fictional stories, often by well-known authors, as well as dozens of illustrations, photos, poems, and letters. This volume includes an article about the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, one entitled 'How Cervantes Looked' (with illustration), several articles about Abraham Lincoln, articles or stories by Booker T. Washington ('Is the Negro Having a Fair Chance?'), G. K. Chesterton ('On Divorce in War and Wedlock'), Harte, Bret ('A Monte Flat Pastoral', with illustration by N. C. Wyeth), and with color reproduction of painting by Arthur Rackham and wood engravings of art masterpieces by Jean François Millet .These, and many other articles, poems and illustrations, make this a fascinating glimpse at reading matter for educated people in the early 20th century.The Century Magazine was the successor publication to Scribner's Monthly and was edited by Dr. Josiah Gilbert Holland and Richard Watson Gilder. --- In black cloth-covered boards with 6-page table of contents inserted before first month. Volume firm and intact; with some yellowed interior pages and a few pencilings at endpapers. Gilt label at foot of spine is sole evidence of prior ownership by Arkansas City Public Library (with no marking or statement regarding de-accession). Covers with scratches and minor soiling.; Ex-Library; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; viii, 962 pages 
Price: 126.00 USD
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