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The Gangs of Chicago: an Informal History of the Chicago Underworld, Asbury, Herbert
1 Asbury, Herbert The Gangs of Chicago: an Informal History of the Chicago Underworld
London Arrow Books 2003 Softcover Near Fine 
Clean copy, front panel with corner creased. An important work in historiography of the city . . . Vividly captures the wicked splendor that was Chicago. -- Police & Security News, December 2002 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Marquis deMores At War in the Bad Lands, Burdick, Usher L.
2 Burdick, Usher L. Marquis deMores At War in the Bad Lands
Fargo, ND 1929 First Edition Softcover Good 
Original blue paper wraps with black boarder and lettering. Saddle stapled binding. Frontispiece of Marquis deMores. 27pp. An account of the brief and contentious years the French Marquis spent in the Dakota badlands: conflicts with the old-time stockmen arising from his fencing of the open range, his trial for murder, and eventual failure of his packing plant at Medora (named after his wife)DeMores founded Medora ND, now known for the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Edge chips, surface stains and soil and penned name. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Willie and the Wildcat Well, Constant, Alberta Wilson
3 Constant, Alberta Wilson Willie and the Wildcat Well
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co 1962 0690893515 / 9780690893519 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Aldren A. Watson 
Library bound in blue gray with three color graphic. Ex-Lib. In exceptionally good condition. Illusrated throughout by Aldren A. Watson, an exceptional, and collectable, artist and craftsman. In 1906 eleven year old Willie left his home of Penn, PA to move with his family to Indian Territory where Mr. Ketchum was digging a new oil well. Wilson's stories are give a view of a specific time and place as well as a great adventurous read! Well written, and engaging. Gr4-7; 8vo 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Elsah Landing Restaurant Cookbook, Crafton, Helen; Dorothy Lindgren
4 Crafton, Helen; Dorothy Lindgren The Elsah Landing Restaurant Cookbook
St. Louis, MO Elsah Landing Restaurant 1981 Signed by Author Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author Second printing. 222 pages. Spiral binding, solid without broken tines. Pictorial cover, all edges rubbed. No markings or soil. Signed by the author. Inscription reads: "To Bobbie & Bill- Happy Memories of Elsah! Helen Crafton." Filled with rich, very tempting recipes often prefaced with personal anecdotes or notes. Elsah Landing is a small Illinois village located between limestone bluffs and the Mississippi River. When Helen Crafton and Dorothy Lindgren opened the restaurant in 1975 there was a line snaking down the sidewalk by 4:30 p.m...by the time they opened at 5 p.m. it seemed like every citizen in the tiny river town of Elsah was ordering soup , salad and dessert... (and) Dorothy didn't know who ordered what...," from the introduction. Contents: Breads, Soups, Desserts, (13) Menus- which have the recipe for each course. Index. Examples from each section (chosen with some difficultly): Colossal Corn Bread & Applesauce Fig Loaf; Grandma Smith's Clam Chowder & Cream of Spinach and Sorrel Soup; Frosty Lime Pie & Orange Marmalade Pie; Menus: Sledding Day Supper - Country Sauerbraten, Potato Gnocchi, Red Cabbage with Rasberries, Braised Leeks, Traditional Linzertorte. And. Guest for Dinner - Marinated Eye of Round, Watercress and Apple Salad, Noodle Kugel, Steamed Broccoli, Lemon Ice. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Go Find Hanaka, Crosby, Alexander
5 Crosby, Alexander Go Find Hanaka
San Carlos, CA Golden Gate Junior Books 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Glen Rounds 
Clean bright copy. ; VG, 1st, Weekly Reader, 44 pg. , illustrated: Some soil spotting on the cover, worn edges/corners, clean text. This is a wonderful children's book based n the narrative of an anonymous hunter in Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures by John C. Van Tramp. A young boy wonders off from his home into the tall prairie grasses, all the community turns out for the hunt but it is not a man who finds the child first! A wonderful historical folk story of endurance and survival.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Underbark, Ellison, Max
6 Ellison, Max The Underbark
Michigan Conway 1969 Signed by Author First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; Signed and Inscribed by author. 72 pages. "This collection of poems reflects Ellison's keen insight into man's natural heritage and those emotions that constantly give man a haunting memory of his past." Ellison is a self described 'hugge-mugger' farmer. DJ has a single coffee drop stain, short tear and small chips. Overall a very nice copy, inside and out.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.80 USD
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Any Man's Death, Estleman, Loren D.
7 Estleman, Loren D. Any Man's Death
N. Y. Mysterious Press 1986 0892961619 / 9780892961610 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
New York, Mysterious Press (1986) 2nd printing Green board w/green cloth spine, tight w/light edge soil and remainder mark. Original DJ Bright, w/new Mylar, scuffed, edges rolled, not price clipped. ...someone is trying to kill an outspoken television evangelist, and the Mob wants the padre kept alive. Rival gang factions, the prospect of legalized Detroit gambling, and an unknown new killer... A Peter MacKlin novel. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.80 USD
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A Chronological Record of Events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Area from 1805 to 1896 and A Record of Interments at the Fort Buford Dakota Territory Post Cemetery, 1866 to 1895, Innis, Ben
8 Innis, Ben A Chronological Record of Events at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Area from 1805 to 1896 and A Record of Interments at the Fort Buford Dakota Territory Post Cemetery, 1866 to 1895
Williston, ND Fort Buford 6th Infantry Regiment Ass'n., Inc. 1971 Softcover Very Good 
Original blue stiff paper wraps. 34, typed pages. Cover edges toned with some edge stain. Overall a clean, type copy in exceptional condition. From the back: The... 6th infantry Regiment... is a recreation of the original 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment which mounted the first campaign against hostile Indians west of the Mississippi in the Arkikara War of 1823; escorted the Yellowstone Expedition of 1825..." Organized in 1962 the contemporary 6th Regiment is dedicated to restoration and promotion of Fort Union and Fort Buford. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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From Ben-Hur to Sister Carrie: Remembering the Lives and Works of Five Indiana Authors, Morrow, Barbara Olenyik
9 Morrow, Barbara Olenyik From Ben-Hur to Sister Carrie: Remembering the Lives and Works of Five Indiana Authors
Cincinnati, Ohio Emmis Pr 1995 1878208608 / 9781878208606 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cloth, slightly cocked, retired Library copy with pocket and stamps. 211 pg. Illustrated w rare b/w photos, unpublished (prior to text) memoir by a relative of Theodore Dreiser, Morrow tells the story of five famous Hoosier authors: Lew Wallace, James Whitcomb Riley, Gene Stratton-Porter, Booth Tarkington, and Theodore Dreiser. She highlights aspects of their lives and works..., Morrow's book serves as a good source for readers interested in learning about Indiana's rich literary heritage. FROM BEN HUR TO SISTER CARRIE is beautifully written and meticulously researched. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Old Familiar Faces, Nicholson, Meredith
10 Nicholson, Meredith Old Familiar Faces
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill 1929 Signed by Author First Edition Hardcover Good Signed by Author
SIGNED by Author, A collection of essays. Boards worn, slightly bowed, top edge of text has moisture wrinkling, back cover stained. Author signed on free page following half title, no inscription or date. 189, [2] pages with list of Nicholson's books ending with Old Familiar Faces. "... Nicholson was considered a leader in creating the Golden Age of Indiana literature in the first quarter of the twentieth century." 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Speak to the Earth: Pages from a Farm Wife's Journal, Peden, Rachel
11 Peden, Rachel Speak to the Earth: Pages from a Farm Wife's Journal
N. Y. Alfred Knopf 1974 0394494326 / 9780394494326 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Coryn, Sidonie 
240 pg. , lovely black line drawings; Brown marbled HC w gilded title, clean pages, tight binding, edges rubbed: DJ Tan, illustrated w brown/red lettering. Mrs. Peden, who has been a farmwife for forty-five years and an Indiana columnist of the rural virtues for almost thirty of them, believes that the family farm's best crop is a 'harvest of the spirit' and she demonstrates this belief lovingly and evocatively in these pages.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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12 Roseboom, Eugene and Francis P. Weisenburger A History of Ohio
Columbus, Ohio Ohio State Historical Society 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Rodabaugh, James 
Fourth printing. 417 pp, illustrated, Hardback, Green/ Gray cloth boards w gilded title oval, color end paper maps by Rand McNally & Co. , bordered by three color vignettes, single name neatly written on ffep, with light marks on index and last fep else clean and tight copy. The sesquicentennial edition, revised from the original of 1934 w expanded bibliography and expanded along with added illustrations. The maps of old edition were retained. The authors are native Ohioans whose roots in the state reach back three generations; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 24.30 USD
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Whereby We Thrive: A History of American Farming, 1607-1972, Schlebecker, John
13 Schlebecker, John Whereby We Thrive: A History of American Farming, 1607-1972
Ames, Iowa The Iowa State University Press 1975 0813800900 / 9780813800905 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Brown cloth with black lettering. Light shelf wear. Former owners name penned out on feep, else an unmarked clean, tight copy. [8] ix-x [2] 3-342 pp. indexed. Illustrated. Arranged chronologically and by topic, each time segment of the book explores three general ideas: Land, Markets, and Technology and Science. Major time divisions of the book reflect the passing of various American eras: 1607-1783, 1783-1861, 1861-1914, 1914-1972. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 31.50 USD
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Early Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts, Stoudt, John Joseph
14 Stoudt, John Joseph Early Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts
New York Bonanza 1964 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
NF-Foreword by S. K. Stevens. Rubbing on all extremities, corners mildly bumped, toned end-pages. F. O. Inscribed on ffep. DJ bright with some wear and separation on edges/corners. A definitive history of all the arts and crafts of early Pennsylvania. Profusely illustrated in monochrome w/14 pages of full color illustrations including examples of Frakture lettering on birth certificates, book plates and bookmarks.; 4to up to 12" tall. aka Quarto" 
Price: 38.25 USD
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Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies, Welsch, Roger
15 Welsch, Roger Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies
Chicago Swallow Press 1972 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
160 pp. Topic Indexed. "...(A) collection of country whoppers from the frontier of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa--funny and fantastic yarns and anecdotes of pioneer vintage that belie the erroneous notion that the men and women who settled the Plains were 'grimly serious' forerunners of Grant Wood's farming couple."--Publishers Weekly. Brown cloth; some shelf wear to extremities, clean bright pages. DJ has corner wear and small chips on the edges. Now in a clear archival cover. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Otter Tail Power Company, Wright, Thomas C.
16 Wright, Thomas C. Otter Tail Power Company
Fergus Falls, MN Victor Lundeen & Co. 1955 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
Bright blue cloth stamped in black. Map endpages. Frontispiece of the author who was the son of the founder of the Otter Tail Power Company. Fine with one small ding on edge of the board. Scarce. ; 96pp pages 
Price: 76.50 USD
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