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Image for Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume XXXIX June to November, 1869

Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume XXXIX June to November, 1869

By: N/A

Price: $42.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1869

Stock No.: 74482

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Six months of the venerable illustrated magazine bound together. With dozens of engraved illustrations scattered throughout. Volume is bound in quarter leather and with pebbled brown cloth-covered boards; covers worn at extremities. With a few loose pages at front of volume, otherwise textblock is firm and intact, though with tears, markings and occasional soiling. --- Harper's Monthly is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States beginning in 1850 and continuing into the 21st century. They often featured the debut of works by noted authors or illustrators.;... View more info

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A Thousand-Year Rain: The Historic Flood of 2013 in Boulder and Larimer Counties [Colorado Floods of 2013]

By: N/A

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Pediment Publishing: 2013

Stock No.: 82532

ISBN: 1597254851

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The incredible 2013 flood which struck the northern Colorado Front Range areas from Boulder County north through Larimer County is documented in this collection of photos from area newspapers. With contributions from the Boulder Daily Camera, the Longmont Times-Call, the Loveland Reporter-Herald and the Estes Park Trail-Gazette. --- In textured black paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with representative photos on front and back and on flaps. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking markings but with one-inch tear to paper covering top of front joint. Bright jacket l... View more info

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Thieves of Homes; or Habits that Impoverish

By: ANSPACH, Rev. J. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Easton, Pennsylvania, Chas. A. Hilburn: 1881

Stock No.: 82356

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A guide to avoiding bad habits such as using alcohol or gambling, presented by a Pennsylvania Lutheran Pastor. These essays were mostly shaped from previously delivered lectures by Rev. Anspach. --- In full dark brown cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine; decorations and titling to cover and spine in black. With dark brown endpapers. --- Volume is in excellent shape, but with a little chafing to cover extremities.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); ix, 220 pages View more info

Image for People of the Totem  The Indians of the Pacific Northwest

People of the Totem The Indians of the Pacific Northwest

By: BANCROFT-HUNT, Norman (text); FORMAN, Werner (photos)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Peter Bedrick Books: 1989

Stock No.: 74445

ISBN: 0872261999

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The way of life, artifacts, and beliefs of the native peoples of the northwest North American coasts are profiled here. With numerous full color photos by Mr. Forman. In excellent condition, published on quality papers and with clean, unmarked interior. Jacket has minor creases. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages View more info

Image for Into The Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West 1500-1805

Into The Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West 1500-1805

By: BARCLAY, Donald A.; MAGUIRE, James H.; WILD, Peter (editors)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press: 2002

Stock No.: 74350

ISBN: 0874804442

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The writings of early European and American explorers and travelers in the American West are offered here. With inked gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked and firm. Volume is faintly curled from improper storage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 397 pages View more info

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The West in Postage Stamps

By: BATHKE, Edwin A. & Nancy E.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Palmer Lake, Colorado USA, Filter Press: 1973

Stock No.: 74305

ISBN: 0910584311

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Enlarged images of US postage stamps with western US themes, dating back to the early 1900s are featured here. Wild & Woolly West series. With inked price inside front cover and incidental soiling and crease on rear cover; otherwise a clean, firm copy. ; Wild & Woolly West series; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 73 pages View more info

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Cowboying A Tough Job in a Hard Land

By: BECKSTEAD, James H.

Price: $68.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Utah U. S. A., University of Utah Press: 1995

Stock No.: 74353

ISBN: 0874803780

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


3rd printing of work which was first published in 1991. With a foreward by Wilford Brimley. With very small inked gift presentation remarks on first page. With dozens of historic b&w and sepia photos of cowboys and their world in the American West, especially in the present-day state of Utah. In very nice shape, with minor rubbing to cover edges. In oversized (8-1/2 in. wide x 11 in. tall) format. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 283 pages View more info

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Narrow Gauge in the Rockies

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., Howell-North Books: 1970

Stock No.: 82809

ISBN: 083107003X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated 6th printing, February 1970. The high, narrow valleys of the Rocky Mountains necessitated railroads that were narrower than the normal, flatland railroads. This is the story, in words and pictures, of these roads that attained the height of their popularity in the late 1800s. Loaded with 250 b&w photos, color paintings, maps, drawings and with fold-out chart of Pleasant Valley Creek bridge near Ophir, Colorado. Includes map of Colorado and northern New Mexico at endpapers showing all narrow gauge lines. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Jac... View more info

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When Beauty Rode the Rails: A Pictorial Album of Old-time Railroading

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83017

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this account, in words and pictures, of the glamorous days of railroading, when ". . .the starred performer was the brave engineer". With 223 pages of black & white photos and illustrations of locomotives, trains, people, stations and rail-side sights, which artistically depict the strange beauty of these railroads. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and silver on cover and spine. Jacket with color Howard Fogg painting of Pennsylvania & Reading RR train to cover. --- Once wrapped in an old-style Bro-Dart mylar dust jacket prot... View more info

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The Last Ranch A Colorado Community and the Coming Desert

By: BINGHAM, Sam

Price: $35.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1996

Stock No.: 74443

ISBN: 0679422838

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Inscribed by author on half title page: 'To Bill Zananti with best/wishes/Sam Bingham'. First Edition, First Printing. In full grey paper-covered boards with titling in white on spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. Jacket is immaculate and bears original $27.50 flap price. Author's work examines the so-called 'desertification' of Colorado's San Luis Valley. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 363 pages View more info

Image for A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains Intro. by Daniel J. Boorstin

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains Intro. by Daniel J. Boorstin

By: BIRD, Isabella L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma U. S. A., University of Oklahoma Press: 1969

Edition: Fifth Printing

Stock No.: 72718

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


An English lady's travels through the American West in 1873 (alone, on horseback) were captivating to readers in England in the 19th century. This 5th printing of the US edition in good shape; with many b&w engravings. Clean and bright, with minor soiling lower edge. Dust jacket a bit faded at spine; w/a tear and a crease at lower edge. ; 12mo 7" - 7¾" tall; 254 pages View more info

Image for The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After (Lakeside Classics No. 98)

The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After (Lakeside Classics No. 98)

By: BOK, Edward W. (author); LEWIS, W. David (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press/R. R. Donnelley and Sons Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 81952

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A Lakeside Classic edition, presenting the autobiography of Edward W. Bok (1863-1930). Born in the Netherlands, he immigrated to the United States as a child and went on to be a successful author and editor of Ladies Home Journal. Mr. Bok is credited with inventing the term "living room". --- This deluxe edition edited and introduced by W. David Lewis. Includes a frontis photographic portrait of Bok, several additional illustrations and photos. --- Number 98 in a series of annually published works continuously produced since 1903 by R. R. Donnelley & Sons, owners of the Lakeside Press.... View more info

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Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

By: Bork, Robert H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Stock No.: 71052

ISBN: 0060391634

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


In black half cloth w/black paper-covered boards; DJ small tear top of spine and bearing retailer's sticker bottom of spine. Author's work analyzes the increase in immorality in the US. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages View more info

Image for A Treasury of American Folklore: Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People

A Treasury of American Folklore: Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People

By: BOTKIN, B. A. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1944

Stock No.: 83270

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A compendium of all manner of American folk songs, stories, ballads and traditions of the people. With snippets from famous writings, musical notations and excerpts of dialogue. The stories are organized loosely by topics, such as "Pseudo Bad Men", "Liars", "Ballads and Songs", etc. Edited by B. A. Botkin, with a foreword by Carl Sandburg. --- In red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped dragon/horse image to cover, titling in gilt to spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With a loosened rear cover, a tear to cloth at head of spine, prior owner's inked name to front... View more info

Image for A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts

A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts

By: BUCKLEY Jr., William F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Son: 1978

Stock No.: 72207

ISBN: 0399122273

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


First edition. A collection of the late Mr. Buckley's essays on a wide variety of subjects. --- In full black cloth covers with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with b&w photo of Mr. Buckley on the Firing Line set. --- With inked gift inscription to front paste-down, and sticker remnants to front free endpaper; otherwise interior is clean and firm. Price-clipped jacket with chips and small tears; in mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 511 pages View more info

Image for USA * 1 Monthly News & Current History: All Five Issues (entire run of the magazine)

USA * 1 Monthly News & Current History: All Five Issues (entire run of the magazine)

By: CAMPBELL, Rodney C. (president & editor); GARDNER, Addison L. (chairman & publisher)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, USA 1 Inc.: 1962

Stock No.: 77751

Condition: Very Good


A collection of the first five (and only) issues of USA * 1, a monthly magazine that debuted in April of 1962 and ended with the August, 1962 edition. Includes April 1962 (with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai on cover), May (Robert S. McNamara), June (Sir Winston Churchill), July (an unnamed aspiring stage actress) and August (with unnamed Moslem female voter in Algeria). Each issued featured sections titled 'U.S. World', 'U.S. Times' and 'U.S. Ways of Life' and featured top-notch writers and photographers. --- All 5 are in decent shape, though with some wrinkling and minor creasing. Overall, an i... View more info

Image for Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume LXXXI, June to November, 1890 (With contributions by Henry James and Frederic Remington)

Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume LXXXI, June to November, 1890 (With contributions by Henry James and Frederic Remington)

By: DAUDET, Alphonse et al.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1890

Stock No.: 74481

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Six months of the venerable illustrated magazine bound together in a rebound edition, formerly property of the library with lending pocket at front pastedown and rubberstampings. With dozens of engraved illustrations scattered throughout. In full blue cloth-covered boards. Textblock is firm and intact, though with dampstains and warped pages. --- This volume contains installments of the serialized novel by Alphonse Daudet: "Port Tarascon", translated by Henry James and illustrated by various artists (which is likely the first appearance in English of this novel); as well as numerous en... View more info

Image for The Onion Presents: Our Dumb Century, 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source

The Onion Presents: Our Dumb Century, 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source

By: DIKKERS, Scott (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Three Rivers Press / Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1999

Stock No.: 82967

ISBN: 0609804618

Condition: Very Good+


A collection of faux newspaper stories purportedly from the beginning of the 20th century until the end. The Onion lampoons milestone events in their unique style, ". . .misinforming half a million readers a week. . ." with these hilarious revsions of political news, many with accompanying photos or artwork. Includes an introduction that claims to be by T. Herman Zweibel, "Onion Publisher". --- A softcover, in wraps with sample "newspaper" pages to covers. --- An excellent copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); x, 164 pages View more info

Image for My America: What My Country Means to Me, by 150 Americans from All Walks of Life (Easton Press Signed First Edition series)

My America: What My Country Means to Me, by 150 Americans from All Walks of Life (Easton Press Signed First Edition series)

By: DOWNS, Hugh (editor and introduction)

Price: $58.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82228

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound limited edition of the author's collection of 150 essays and a cartoon or two from a wide range of Americans, who describe their feelings about their country. The editor was a long-time television broadcaster. Offered in a signed first edition, number 554 of 1160 copies. An entry in publisher's Signed First Edition series. Publisher's certificate and note about this work laid in. --- Bound in rich full dark brown bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Light b... View more info

Image for The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. May 1892, to October 1892. Vol. XLIV, New series Vol. XXII.

The Century Magazine, Illustrated Monthly Magazine. May 1892, to October 1892. Vol. XLIV, New series Vol. XXII.

By: EDITORS; CASTELAR, Emilio; MELVILLE, Herman; KIPLING, Rudyard; BALESTIER, Wolcott; ROOSEVELT, Theodore et al.

Price: $42.50

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1892

Stock No.: 74890

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Six months of the magazine bound together by the publisher, The Century Company, in dark red quarter leather and black cloth-covered boards. Includes the months of May, 1892 through October, 1892. With 6-page table of contents inserted before first month. Volume very firm and tight; with some yellowed interior pages. Previous owner's signature (or rubber stamping) appears randomly through the volume. Cover worn at edges with outer skin of leather abraded in spots. --- Each issue of The Century Magazine includes non-fiction articles and stories, often by well-known authors, as well as dozens of... View more info

"Some of My Best Friends ..."

By: EPSTEIN, Benjamin R. ; FORSTER, Arnold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1962

Edition: Second Printing

Stock No.: 71193

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


In good shape; bears inked presentation remarks and bookplate front free endpaper. Minor scuffing at edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Country School Memories

By: FALK, Bonnie Hughes

Price: $10.00

Publisher: White Bear Lake, Minnesota, BHF Memories Unlimited: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 74329

ISBN: 0961410817

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Signed by author on first page. With illustrations by Nancy Delage Huber. Stated Fifth Printing, 1990. 'A collection of heartwarming stories from individuals who experienced the one-room school...'. A nice copy; with inked gift remarks on half title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 97 pages View more info

Image for Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Charles City County-Prince George County, Virginia. Volume II

Early Virginia Families Along the James River: Their Deep Roots and Tangled Branches. Charles City County-Prince George County, Virginia. Volume II

By: FOLEY, Louise Pledge Heath (compiler & publisher)

Price: $87.00

Publisher: Richmond, Louise Pledge Heath Foley: 1978

Stock No.: 75990

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


[Genealogy] 1978 edition. A follow-up volume to author's Volume I of the same title offers names of residents gleaned from Land Patents (abstracts) and Rent Rolls. With Virginia river drainage map at front endpaper and with a rear endpaper pocket containing a 19 in. x 13-1/2 in. folded map of Prince George County. The author has included a foreword offering historical background of the area. --- In maroon cloth-covered hardcovers with titling stamped in gilt on cover & spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A bright, firm, complete copy; with discreet penciled notations & yellow highlighting at var... View more info

Image for The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Now printed for the first time from the Manuscript as Franklin wrote it, and including his Preliminary Outline

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Now printed for the first time from the Manuscript as Franklin wrote it, and including his Preliminary Outline

By: FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1951

Stock No.: 81730

Condition: Very Good+


American founding father Benjamin Franklin's famous autobiography in a handsome reprint hardcover in slipcase. With drawings by William Sharp and an introduction by Carl Van Doren. --- In green/blue/yellow marbled paper-covered hardcovers backed in pale yellow cloth, w/titling and decorations gilt-stamped on navy spine block. All textblock edges stained in maroon. Sandglass flyer laid in (No. XVII: 15, New York). Volume protected in maroon paper-covered slipcase. --- A clean, unmarked, firm copy but with a little rubbing to spine. Some scuffing and sunning to structurally sound slipcase.; Tall... View more info

Image for The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

By: GLADWELL, Malcolm

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2000

Stock No.: 75483

ISBN: 0316316962

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated 14th printing of author's popular work. In white paper-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Dust jacket bears original $24.95 flap price. Volume is clean, bright and unmarked inside and out. Jacket in nice shape, but with minor creasing at spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages View more info

Image for Leaning into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West

Leaning into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West

By: HASSELSTROM, Linda; COLLIER, Gaydell; CURTIS, Nancy

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Stock No.: 71481

ISBN: 0395837383

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Collection of works by dozens of women writers from the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska features stories and poems. In black paper-covered covers; interior has prev owner's signature and sticker remnant front free endpaper; otherwise clean and bright. Dust jacket chafed and chipped at edges; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 388 pages View more info

Image for Tracing Your Ancestry: A Step-By-Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

Tracing Your Ancestry: A Step-By-Step Guide to Researching Your Family History

By: HELMBOLD, F. Wilbur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Oxmoor House, Inc.: 1977

Stock No.: 75945

ISBN: 0848704150

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated 1977 third printing; first published in 1976. A logical starting point for anyone wishing to trace the genealogical history of a family. With chapters on using libraries, photos, public records, censuses and many other resources. Includes numerous photos. Indexed. --- This hardcover work is in full blue cloth-covered boards w/gilt titling stamped on black spine block. Lacks a dust jacket. Volume spine slightly cocked, with prev. owner's bookplate and signature at front endpapers; faint whitish discoloration to back cover. Overall, a clean, bright, firm copy.; Small 4to 9" - 11... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

By: HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1955

Stock No.: 76609

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A famed collection of essays, first published in the Atlantic Monthly magazine from 1831 to 1832. Oliver Wendell Holmes [Sr.] was the father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. who was a well-know Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. This deluxe edition features R. J. Holden illustrations and an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks. --- In full grey cloth-covered hardcovers with Holden illustations affixed to front & back covers; titling in gilt on maroon spine block. Interior leaves of a buff colored stock; textblock edges all w/spatterings. In black paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in. --- Wi... View more info

Image for The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America

By: HOROWITZ, David

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing Inc: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60176

ISBN: 0895260034

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of David Horowitz's analysis of the political beliefs and teachings of 101 radical leftist academics who populate many American universities. Along with help from research associates, the author proceeds one-by-one through the list of 101 educators, explaining why their positions pose a threat to the safety and security of the United States. --- In full black paper-covered boards with spine titling in silver. Simple jacket in white, with author photo to back flap. --- A clean, bright copy though with slight tanning to leaves. Unclipped jacket in excellent shape.; Octavo (8 to ... View more info

Image for Wagner Nights: An American History

Wagner Nights: An American History

By: HOROWITZ, Joseph

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80146

ISBN: 0520083946

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First printing. In this work, the author traces the powerful influence of Richard Wagner's music in America, and tells of his principal proponent, conductor Anton Seidl of New York. Includes a section of black and white photos. An entry in the publisher's California Studies in 19th-Century Music series. --- In red paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with red spine titling. Jacket bears an image of Brighton Beach on Coney Island on the front cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy. Jacket with some creasing to flaps, otherwise undamaged.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv, 389 pages View more info

Image for Rocky Mountain Empire: Revealing glimpses of the West in transition from old to new, from the pages of the Rocky Mountain Empire Magazine of the Denver Post. (with signed letter from the editor and publisher of The Denver Post)

Rocky Mountain Empire: Revealing glimpses of the West in transition from old to new, from the pages of the Rocky Mountain Empire Magazine of the Denver Post. (with signed letter from the editor and publisher of The Denver Post)

By: HOWE, Elvon L. (editor); HOYT, Palmer (foreword and signed letter)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1950

Stock No.: 77399

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated First Edition. A collection of feature stories which first appeared in the long-published Sunday Denver Post newspaper supplement: Rocky Empire Magazine. Includes a TLS presenting this book as a gift to "Mr. McCullough" by the editor and publisher (and writer of the foreword to this volume): Palmer Hoyt. --- In reddish-brown cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations on spine in gilt and black. Endpapers with map of the 'Rocky Mountain Empire' that the magazine sought to cover. --- A firm, clean copy but with prior owner's embossed seal on front free endpaper. Somewhat so... View more info

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Alaska: A Bicentennial History (The States and the Nation series)

By: HUNT, William R.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1976

Stock No.: 83542

ISBN: 039305604X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A guide to the State of Alaska, detailing aspects of her history as well as modern life as it was at the time of publication in 1976. With a section of black & white photos entitled "Alaska: A Photographer's Essay by Yvonne Mozée" at mid-volume; as well as a couple of maps of the state. One in publisher's "The States and the Nation" series, produced in conjunction with the American Association for State and Local History. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with series vignette in gilt to cover and gilt spine titling on red block. Dust jacket with image of a glacier to front pane... View more info

Image for The Best in the World: A Selection of News and Feature Stories, Editorials, Humor, Poems and Reviews from 1921 to 1928 [The New York World]

The Best in the World: A Selection of News and Feature Stories, Editorials, Humor, Poems and Reviews from 1921 to 1928 [The New York World]

By: HUTCHENS, John K.; OPPENHEIMER, George (editors)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78290

ISBN: 0670159158

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


First Edition. A collection of highlights from these seven years, which occurred near the end of the long run of this once-influential New York broadsheet. With newsclips and editorial cartoons at endpapers. --- In full yellow cloth-covered boards, in mock front page design jacket. --- Book with remainder mark to lower textblock edge, significant top corner bumps; otherwise clean, firm and unmarked. Jacket with tear near center of spine (with corresponding blemish to underlying cloth), some light chafing and soiling and bearing orig. $12.50 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxx, 465 pag... View more info

Image for The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine May 1883 through October 1883 Vol XXVI - New Series vol. IV

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine May 1883 through October 1883 Vol XXVI - New Series vol. IV

By: JAMES, Henry; BEWICK, Thomas et al.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1883

Stock No.: 74924

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Six months of the magazine bound together by the publisher, The Century Company, in tan quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Includes the months of May, 1883 through October, 1883. With 6-page table of contents inserted before first month. Volume has detached front cover, loose spine backing and missing back cover but with firm textblock. Interior has some yellowed interior pages with minor soiling on some pages and textblock edges. --- Each issue of The Century Magazine includes non-fiction articles and stories, often by well-known authors, as well as dozens of illustrations, ph... View more info

Image for On the Couch  Great American Stories About Therapy

On the Couch Great American Stories About Therapy

By: Kates, Erica (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71427

ISBN: 0871136627

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


An offbeat work featuring noted writers' takes on therapy. Edited by Kates. With large red remainder mark lower edge, marks on front pastedown, first front free endpaper is torn and is nearly detached from vol, else clean and tight. Dust jacket has price clipped flap, cover scuffing; otherwise clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 387 pages View more info

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A Hilltop Summer

By: KEITH, Alyn Yates

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shepard Publishers: 1894

Stock No.: 81993

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Early printing of the author's possibly fictional sketches of a summer spent in a small New England town. With several pleasant black & white drawings by unattributed artist(s). These sketches were first published in the New York Evening Post. --- In brown cloth-covered boards with illustrations and titling in brown and gilt to cover and spine, black endpapers and brown topstain. --- With slight wear to edges of cloth, else a clean, unmarked, firmly-bound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); (10), 110 pages View more info

Image for Ski-Faring Guide to Ski Areas and Lodging: 8th Annual 1965

Ski-Faring Guide to Ski Areas and Lodging: 8th Annual 1965

By: Leonard, Joan F. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ski-Faring, Inc.: 1964

Stock No.: 72735

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Throwback copy of guide features US & Canadian ski areas from coast to coast. The relevant data for each ski area is offered, including, for instance, daily lift ticket prices at Vail for $6. Dotted throughout with advertising. Dampstained lower edge of some of the first few pages; scuffed covers...otherwise a tight, intact copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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America: Then & Now

By: MARKER, Sherry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Stock No.: 82971

ISBN: 1566192218

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A view of important American sights from two perspectives: that from the early days of photography and from a 1990s viewpoint. Most of the early photos in black & white, while the recent ones in full color. --- In textured blue paper-covered boards. Dust jacket with comparative images to front and back. --- An about Near Fine copy: bright, tightly bound and sound. Dust jacket also very nice, but with two-inch tear to rear edge.; Oblong Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 224 pages View more info

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Back Home

By: MAULDIN, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1947

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82860

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book club edition. Bill Mauldin was a much admired 'soldier-cartoonist' who conveyed the realities of World War II back to the USA with his humorous cartoons. Upon returning home at war's end, he attempted to portray life at home in words and cartoons in this lighthearted work. --- In full green and black paper-covered boards with white spine titling. Jacket with photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A clean, tightly-bound, unmarked copy but with slight yellowing to leaves. Dust jacket with chipping and small tears along edges (many tape-repaired), spots of soiling to back pan... View more info

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Firewater and Gas

By: McGRADY, Don

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Adams Press: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 75877

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Inscribed and signed by author. Stated Fourth Edition. A collection of author's 'cowboy poetry', dedicated to the memory of his brother Neil. In good shape, but with some soiling to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 60 pages; Signed by Author View more info