Published by Vintage Books, New York, 1995
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Paperback Edition. 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. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 006073
Published by Griffin (St Martins), New York, 2007
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Paperback Edition. 249 pp. , 8 pp. colored photos, resource list. Folded flaps on covers. Light wear, spine uncreased. No markings. A guidebook covering 1,800 miles of inns, restaurants and wineries in California, Oregon and Washington State. Foreword by Frank J. Prial. "An unabashedly sentimental journey along roads less traveled, written with warmth and wit," says a blurb by Ellen Crosby, author of The Chardonnay Charade." Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.
Seller Inventory # 009095
Published by The History Co., Carmel, California, 2002
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Hathaway, Pat, Photog. (illustrator). 128 pp. on coated stock. Light creasing along spine. No markings. Size: Folio 11. In.
Seller Inventory # 009045
Published by Countryman Press, Woodstock, Vt., 1998
Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 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.
Seller Inventory # 001517
Published by University of Alaska Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1984
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Illus (illustrator). 2nd Printing. 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. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 007050
Published by Bonanza Books (Crown Publishers), Ny, 1988
Cloth. Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint, 8th. 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. Size: 9.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009418
Published by Jonsalvania Publishers, Canton, N.Y., 1980
Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. Locke, Marilyn (illustrator). First Edition. 130 pp.Soil to cover, no markings, uncreased spine. A folksy account of life on seven farms in upstate N.Y., told partly as fiction, partly as reminiscence. Locales include Pine Plains, N.Y.; Jonsalvania, Hartford, N.Y. The author's ancestors were early Dutch settlers in N.Y. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002565
Published by Country Originals, Lindale, Georgia, 1971
Stapled Stiff Wraps. Condition: Very Good +. No Jacket. Powers, Nick and Wilann (illustrator). 15th Printing. Approx 44 pages, unpaginated. Each page has small cartoon-like sketches of animals, vegetables, vines and farm artifacts in the margins. Gift inscription on inside front cover, no other markings. Novelty type style imitating crude hand printing. In wildly misspelled southern mountain dialect, the Powers present hillbilly wisdom in the form of "sayin's" and jokes. Example: "An idle rumor shore ain't a'gonna stay idle fur long." The maxims emphasize the value of hard work and avoidance of gossip. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009822
Published by Globe Book Co., NY, 1980
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. Shipman, Robert (illustrator). 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 public school system. Size: 8mo-- 8.25 in.
Seller Inventory # 010199
Published by Castle Books, Secaucus, N.J., 1988
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Not Stated. 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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003047
Published by KWAC/Perky Press, Key West, FL., 2002
Trade Paperback. Condition: Fine. First Edition. 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. Book.
Seller Inventory # 010128
Published by Self-published, Springfield Virginia, 1976
Stapled Softcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 18 pp. Lightly used, clean. Cover has red background, white silhouette of liberty bell.Rear cover lists bullet points for Thoburn's ultra-conservative platform in his unsuccessful race for Congress in 1976. Recipes, compiled by Thoburn's daughter in law, include various down-home specialties, such as Old Virginia spoon bread, sweet potato pecan balls, diplomatic pudding, hot fudge pudding cake, cream crecy and tomato-potato soup. Thoburn, a Presbyterian minister and operator of Fairfax Christian School, died in 2013. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. Book.
Seller Inventory # 009470
Published by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus Ohio, 1983
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. Volume 92. 232 pp. Close to new, cover corner curled. Text clean. Contents include articles on the Goodyear strike of 1936; decline of the Knights of Labor; the Squier-Davis controversy; the Ohio Board of Charities and travel notes of Joseph Gibbon. Plus about 70 pp. of book reviews. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010156
Published by Yankee Books, Camden Maine, 1991
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 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.
Seller Inventory # 009119
Published by The Lightning Tree, 1983
Trade Papeback. Condition: Good +. Kurman, Richard (illustrator). First Paperback Edition. 208 pp. Corners curled and thumbed, top edge of front cover scuffed.Light to moderate wear. No markings in text. Light rubbing to spine edges. Frontispiece plus several illustrations. A collection of vignettes of life in a New Mexican village during the Christmas season, told by a social worker who has a keen eye for the interactions of Hispanic, Zuni and Anglo cultures. This was Ms. Pillsbury's fourth book about traditional life in the Santa Fe area, where she lived 25 years before her death in 1967. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009225
Published by Chatham Press, Chatham NY, 2016
Stapled Softcover. Condition: Very Good +. No Jacket. 32 pp. Lightly read. Bright text, numerous current and historical b&w photos. The Chatham Press is a monthly newspaper containing current and historical features about residents, businesses and organizations in the Chatham, New York area and adjacent towns of Northern Columbia County. In this issue are featured: Michigan-based auto restorer Dan Shafarman, who got his start in Chatham; retired teacher and hobbyist knitter Kevin Zilber; Hymie Witthoft, who left Chatham to become a drummer in Africa and Haiti; a nostalgia piece about youthful adventures on Kinderhook Street; a photo spread on Chatham's nightspots; school bus drivers of Chatham Central School; musical instrument repairer Gretchn Rueckheim and furniture restorer Vince Pitkin. Size: Elephant Folio -- 17 in Tall By 11 in Wide.
Seller Inventory # 009866
Published by Salt River Project, 1989
Faux Leather. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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.
Seller Inventory # 007161
Published by Chatham Press Inc., Chatham, N.Y., 2017
Stapled Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. 32 pp. Lightly read, close to new. Monthly newspaper for the Chatham, N. Y. area, focusing on history, nostalgia and personality profiles. Features include lore about the haunted Engine 696 of the NY Central RR; Ghent woodcarver John Dunham; restoration and opening of the New Concord B&B; profile of Chatham High's African-American football player Noah Summers; memories of Payne Avenue; preservation efforts in New Lebanon; the 1890 electrication of Chatham; business promotion piece for Chatham in 1906; profile of Old Chatham novelist Bill Herrick; remembrance of athlete & outdoorsman Tim Whiffen, Chatham High Class of 1963. Size: Elephant Folio -- 17 in Tall By 11 in Wide.
Seller Inventory # 010257
Published by University of Chicago, Chicago, 1959
Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket 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.
Seller Inventory # 009300
Published by Courier Printing, Littleton, N.H., 1942
Stapled Softcover. Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. 56 pp. with more than 50 b&w photos of covered bridges, some full-page, some thumbnails. Handsome copy, slight corner creasing on cover. No markings, text still bright. A pictorial survey of New Hampshire's covered bridges, with brief historical and technical data for each bridge. With floods and development that have occurred since publication decades ago, the information no doubt is out of date, but this is a valuable record of the bridges that existed back in the 1940s. A valuable addition to the library of any devotee of New England antiquities or Americana in general. Size: 8vo - 9 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 004505
Published by B.W. Huebsch, NY, 1915
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Memorial Edition, 3rd Printing. 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. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 0503003752
Published by Literary Arts Press, Laguna Beach, California, 1986
First Edition Signed
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 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. Signed by Co-editor.
Seller Inventory # 010354
Published by Down the Shore Publishing, Harvey Cedars, N.J., 1993
Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. 1st Edition. 203 pp. on glossy stock. 3 small tears, about 1 inch each, along top edge and corners of dust jacket. Crinkled edge of jacket. Text clean, no markings. Light rubbing on bottom edge of cover. Photos available upon request. A history of hurricanes along the Jersey shore, from the 18th century to the 1960s. Scores of dramatic b&w news photos showing storm damage and heavy surf. With eight tables and charts, including lists of hurricanes, tidal surges and navigation charts showing erosion of Egg Harbor. Bibliography. Introduction by Bill Bradley. Size: 4to - 11 in By 11 in.
Seller Inventory # 0503003814