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Ghost Towns of Alaska, Balcom, Mary Gilmore
1 Balcom, Mary Gilmore Ghost Towns of Alaska
Chicago Adams Press 1965 First Edition; Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light edge wear and soil only.; Signed by author inside front cover. A bright, solid book, B&W maps and photographs throughout. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Bancroft, Hubert Howe The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. XXXIII. History of Alaska, 1730-1885
San Francisco A.L. Bancroft 1886 Leather Bound Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Maps 
Front board separated,paper tape securing title page and inner back hinge, previous owner's embossed stamp, some wear and peeling of leather. Leather of spine split down back edge and torn across middle. Raised bands somewhat worn but black spine labels with gilt print still bright ; Text block solid and unmarked, fold-out map in fine condition, marbled page edges, binding of tan leather boards needs some work but book appears to be complete ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 775 pages 
Price: 69.95 USD
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Debrett's Texas Peerage, Best, Hugh
3 Best, Hugh Debrett's Texas Peerage
New York Coward McCann 1983 069811244X / 9780698112445 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Remainder mark bottom page edges, some wear to book extremities, previous owner's name on half title page. Dust jacket heavily worn, large chips top edge with tears and creasing ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Many B&W photos as well as genealogical charts. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.50 X 7.30 X 1.10 inches; 385 pages; Debrett's commissioned writer Hugh Best to describe a number patrician Texans with an historic overview of their ancestors and forebears. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Central in Our Lives  Voices from Little Rock Central High School 1957-1959, Brodie, Ralph &  Marvin Schwartz
4 Brodie, Ralph & Marvin Schwartz Central in Our Lives Voices from Little Rock Central High School 1957-1959
Little Rock, Arkansas Butler Center for Arkansas Studies 2007 0970857489 / 9780970857484 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, creased with shot tear top of spine. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.10 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 211 pages; "Students and faculty members who went through the desegregation crisis of this memorable time recall events and personal feelings as they tried to avoid the outside interruptions while getting an education. Much has been said and written about the Little Rock Nine, who have also shared their memories through the years. And the students who protested and caused problems have also had their forum. Now, this book presents the third side of the story as told by those in the vast majority of students and faculty whose goal was to stay focused and get an education while history was being made all around them." 
Price: 29.95 USD
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BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE, Brown, Dee (Trans. Arranged by Charles Tuttle Co. Inc. , Tokyo)
5 Brown, Dee (Trans. Arranged by Charles Tuttle Co. Inc. , Tokyo) BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
Tokyo Tuttle/Soshisa 1972 Eleventh Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 12mo ; DJ in Mylar. Some soiling and foxing of dust jacket. Light wear. American history for the Japanese reader. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Moccasin Tracks and Other Imprints, Dodrill, William Christian
6 Dodrill, William Christian Moccasin Tracks and Other Imprints
Parsons WV McClain Printing Co 1974 087012157X / 9780870121579 Facsimile Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Gift notation on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book. This hardcover, bound in blue cloth covered boards is a facsimile reprint of the 1915 publication by Dodrill. ; 8.50 X 5.40 X 0.80 inches; 298 pages; This is a history of the mountain counties of West Virginia with an emphasis on pioneer life. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Trans-Mississippi West (1803-1853) a History of Its Acquisitions and Settlement, Goodwin, Cardinal
7 Goodwin, Cardinal The Trans-Mississippi West (1803-1853) a History of Its Acquisitions and Settlement
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1922 1st Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Maps 
Dark blue cloth covered boards show small ding on front board, reference library markings on front end papers and page edges. There appears to be a page missing following copyright page. Some water staining to edges of tipped in maps, light possible evidence of water damage to page edges. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Fold-out map bound in at page 248, double page map showing population distribution west of the Mississippi in 1850, tipped in between pages 456-7, double page showing land acquired by the US, tipped in between pages 504-505. ; Ex-Library; 8.40 X 5.70 X 1.40 inches; 528 pages; The chapters are titled as follows; - I. The Purchase of Louisiana; II. American Explorations West of the Mississippi, 1804-1822; III. The Settlement of the Louisiana Purchase and the Adjustment of Boundaries to 1821; IV. The American Fur Trade and Commerce in the West; V. The American Occupation of Texas; VI. Early Claims to Oregon; VII. Later Explorations West of the Mississippi; VIII. Early American Settlement of Iowa and Minnesota; IX. The Settlement of Oregon Country; X. The Acquisition; XI. Oregon Diplomacy Through 1846; XII. The Settlement of the Great Salt Lake Basin; XIII. The Settlement of California; XIV. The Mexican Cession. Footnotes throughout and Index 
Price: 39.95 USD
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With Poor Immigrants to America;, Graham, Stephen
8 Graham, Stephen With Poor Immigrants to America;
New York The Macmillan Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Light wear to cloth blue covered boards, dampstain to top fore corner of first 50 pages, gift notation on title page, light damage to back board ; A bright, solid book gilt titles front & spine, paste on illustration of immigrants top front board, hinges intact; B&W Photographs; 306 pages; "An Englishman tries to experience the immigration process the way the poor of Russia and Europe do, traveling from NYC to Chicago (often on foot)." 
Price: 26.50 USD
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9 Gunther, John & Quint, Bernard DAYS TO REMEMBER, AMERICA 1945 - 1955
New York Harper & Brothers 1956 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; DJ in mylar. DJ has some light soiling, small tears and chips. A large format book of words and pictures chronicling the years from immediately after World War II up to the middle of the booming 1950's in America. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The Saga of Frankie and Johnny, Held, John Jr.
10 Held, John Jr. The Saga of Frankie and Johnny
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by John Held Jr. 
Light wear to extremities. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light water staining on upper front, short tear top edge. Top page corners appear bumped. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Woodcuts; 25 pages; An illustrated edition featuring the jazz-era folk song "Frankie and Johnny". This book was originally published towards the end of the 1920's, but the bawdy woodcuts were considered too risque for the times. John Held Jr's twenty three woodcuts (one for each verse) are shown in this volume. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Commissioners and Commodores ;  The East India Squadron and American Diplomacy, Henson  Jr, Curtis T.
11 Henson Jr, Curtis T. Commissioners and Commodores ; The East India Squadron and American Diplomacy
Alabama University of Alabama Press 1982 0817300872 / 9780817300876 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear to blue cloth covered boards ; Bright solid book. ; 9.30 X 6.20 X 0.80 inches; 240 pages 
Price: 14.95 USD
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12 Huculak, Mykhaylo When Russia Was in America; the Alaska Boundary Treaty Negotiations, 1824-25, and the Role of Pierre de Poletica
Vancouver BC Mitchell Press 1971 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
DJ chipped with tears and some creasing, DJ spine faded, previous owner's embossed seal on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar A tight solid book. ; 149 pages 
Price: 17.95 USD
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The White House and its Thirty-four Families, Jensen, Amy La Follette
13 Jensen, Amy La Follette The White House and its Thirty-four Families
New York Mcgraw Hill 1965 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Cloth boards show light edge wear, DJ has 1" X 1 1/2" piece missing from top of spine area, general edge wear. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 309 pages; A history of the White House, home of the American presidents from its first occupant, John Adams in 1800, up to and including Lyndon B. Johnson and family in 1963. The early chapters review many of the preliminary designs for the building. Generously illustrated with many photographs and drawings. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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900 Miles from Nowhere  Voices from the Homestead Frontier, Kinsella, Steven R.
14 Kinsella, Steven R. 900 Miles from Nowhere Voices from the Homestead Frontier
St. Paul, MN Minnesota Historical Society Press 2006 0873515722 / 9780873515726 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has light edge wear, scuffingsmall bump bottom edge of book. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 196 pages; From the front DJ flap: "It was on the vast American Prairie that people from around the world seized the opportunity for personal and economic freedom promised by free land. Traveling across oceans and continents, these hard-nosed, pragmatic people began arriving in the 1860s with shovels and plows, convinced they were part of something important. They were. Putting hand to plow and breaking the sod for their first crude homes, these hardy settlers left and indelible imprint on American history and on the country`s character." 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Black Slaveowners  Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860, Koger, Larry
15 Koger, Larry Black Slaveowners Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860
Columbia SC University of South Carolina Press 1995 1570030375 / 9781570030376 Later Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Some wear to corners of card covers ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; 8.90 X 5.80 X 0.90 inches; 300 pages; "Most Americans, both black and white, believe that slavery was a system exclusively maintained by whites to exploit blacks, but Larry Koger's authoritative study portrays the small yet significant role that African Americans played as masters in the peculiar institution. By profiling South Carolina's diverse population of African-American slaveowners, he demonstrates that free African-Americans embraced slavery as a viable economic system and that they--like their white counterparts--exploited the labor of slaves on their farms and in their businesses." 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Southern Tier  Volume One, Merrill, Arch
16 Merrill, Arch Southern Tier Volume One
New York American Book-Stratford Press 1953 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; DJ chipped with tape repaired tears, book shows some wear to extremities; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, hinges intact; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 253 pages; Merrill was a long time resident of the Southern Tier, the row of New York state counties that border Pennsylvania. This the first of 2 books on the same subject covers the four western counties - Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Steuben. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Ghosts of the Glory Trail Intimate Glimpses into the past and present of 275 Western Ghosttowns, Murbarger, Nell
17 Murbarger, Nell Ghosts of the Glory Trail Intimate Glimpses into the past and present of 275 Western Ghosttowns
Palm Desert, CA Desert Magazine Press 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Light brown cloth covered boards have light soiling and edge wear. Previous owner's bookplate on inside front board.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 291 pages; The author explores and describes several ghost towns in the American West, including California, Nevada and Utah. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Vexler, Robert I.; William F. Swindler CHRONOLOGY AND DOCUMENTARY HANDBOOK OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Dobbs Ferry Oceana Publications 1978 0379161729 / 9780379161724 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo; 152 pages; Only visible flaw appears to be a remainder mark top of page edges. Beige cloth with gilt print. This gives a chronology of the history, a list of the major players, 1st state constitution and documents relating to the constitutional history of the state. Bibliography and index. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Southeast Alaska  Early Photographs of the Great Land, Wilson, Graham
19 Wilson, Graham Southeast Alaska Early Photographs of the Great Land
Whitehorse YK Wolf Creek Books 1999 0968195547 / 9780968195543 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show very light shelf wear, corner curl.; A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp. ; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.40 inches; 128 pages; "Step back in time and experience historic Southeast Alaska. The story begins with early photographs of Indian communities. Russian settlement, the Klondike Gold Rush and the emerging towns and cities of Southeast Alaska are also explored. This collection of 125 archival photographs is a compelling keepsake for anyone interested in Alaska. " 
Price: 15.00 USD
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