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1 Baron, Stanley Brewed in America: A History of Beer and Ale in the United States
Boston & Toronto Little, Brown & Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Brown cloth, gold lettering. Worn but sharp corners. Presentation label for the 100th anniversary of the United States Brewers Association, William Figge President. "Brewed In America remains the most comprehensive historical study of beer in the United States yet published." (xiv) [3] 4-424 pages, indexed. Illustrated. Former owners emboss stamp on the title page and library number written neatly on spine, no other markings. Exceptionally nice. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 54.00 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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Hen Fever and the New Deal, Burnham, George P.
3 Burnham, George P. Hen Fever and the New Deal
San Diego Private Press 1935 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; San Diego, CA, 1st ed. 1935, private press for Frank E. Marcy, Originally published in 1855; Beautiful dark brw hardcover w a gilded spine type and a large rather 'stately' hen embossed in gold on the cover; edges have mild rubbing, sl off square, f. O. Inscription written ornately on ffep; DJ brwn Nekoosa Draft paper, panels clean, w clear silhouette and type, edges worn & chipped badly, New Mylar cover; The original was written by George P. Burnham, a entrepreneur of the most ingenious kind, selling trumped up 'fancy fowls' and then publishing Hen Fever exposing the humbuggery. The reprint was published with the same intent, to expose the 'humbuggery' of another questionable event, declaring that Hen Fever may, in fact be the elder sister to the New Deal! ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 37.80 USD
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Pepacton, Burroughs, John
4 Burroughs, John Pepacton
Boston Houghton and Mifflin 1881 Hardcover Near Fine 
Pp. iv, [5], 10-280. Near fine green cloth clean and bright stamped black boarder and gilt title and decoration; ends and corners rubbed. A collection of essays by the great naturalist and philosopher as he journeys down the Delaware River. ; 8vo 
Price: 27.00 USD
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The Paintings of Charles Bird King : 1785-1862, Cosentino, Andrew J.
5 Cosentino, Andrew J. The Paintings of Charles Bird King : 1785-1862
Smithsonian Inst Pr 1977 0874743362 / 9780874743364 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
About Near Fine, tan cloth, ends and corners rubbed. Dust jacket; edges rubbed, inventory label on rear panel. Not price clipped. Archival clear cover. 213 pp. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography (includes): Unpublished Sources, Books and Reports, Catalogs, Newspapers, Periodicals, Other Sources. Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, November 4, 1977 - January 22, 1978.. ; 1785-1862; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 214 pages 
Price: 40.50 USD
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Monstrous Depravity: A Jeremiad and Lamentation About Things to Eat, Gould, John
6 Gould, John Monstrous Depravity: A Jeremiad and Lamentation About Things to Eat
New York William Morrow 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
224 pp. Illustrated by F. Wenderoth Saunders. Worn and bumped ends and edges with a slight lean. The dust jacket is not price clipped; edges are worn with a larger chip at the spine head. Clear cover on. A collection of regional stories in chapters, each with a full page humorous illustration and associated recipe. John Gould (1908- 2003) was a farmer, columnist and regional humorist (North Eastern) who wrote the weekly column "Dispatch from the farm for the Christian Monitor beginning in 1942. His columns offer dry wry Down East humor applied to small-town and rural subject matter written to appeal to city dwellers. ; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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7 Graves, J. A. (Jackson Alpheus) My Seventy Years In California 1857 - 1927
Los Angeles The Times-Mirror Press 1929 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Third printing. xvii [3] 478 pp. Illustrated. Introduction by H. W. O'Melveny. A beautiful bright blue cloth with gilt title on spine and cover. Mildly shelf worn edges and ends, with sharp corners. DJ is generally toned, with short tears and edge chips, water stain on the back tail end; now in a clear protective cover. A handsome copy of this first person account of early California. Summary: Jackson Alpheus Graves (1852-1933) and his family left Iowa in 1857 for a life as ranchers and farmers in Marysville and San Mateo, California. My seventy years in California (1927) describes Graves's boyhood and education in northern california and Los Angeles as he found it in 1875: Democratic politics, the position of Hispanic citizens, conflicting land claims, railroad interests, the legal profession, social life, and farming. He offers ancedotes of thirty years of law practice in the city as well as his personal interests: hunting trips in Southern California and Oregon, a San Gabriel Valley ranch, a beach home on Terminal Island, and yachting to Catalina. After 1904, Graves's professional life centers on his work as vice president and president of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, and his book details the banking community and his interests in orange growing and the petroleum industry.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 478 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Let Us Build Us a City, Eleven Lost Towns, Harington, Donald
8 Harington, Donald Let Us Build Us a City, Eleven Lost Towns
San Diego, New York & London Harcourt 1986 0151501009 / 9780151501007 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
490 pp. 67 B&W photographs and 12 maps. General edge soil and wear. Not price clipped. "(Harington's) book is the story of communities that aspired to dignity and achieved serenity." The towns are located in Arkansas, and the book offers an intriguing travel log of the state, but the story could be of any area or state in the U.S. founded in prosperous days dwindling to a church, post office, general store or gas station along with a few ramshackle houses. ; 9.50 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 490 pages 
Price: 10.80 USD
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U.S. Iana (1650-1950) A Selective Bibliography. Revised and Enlarged Edition, Howes, Wright
9 Howes, Wright U.S. Iana (1650-1950) A Selective Bibliography. Revised and Enlarged Edition
New York R.R. Bowker Company 1962 Revised Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
1978 reprint. 462 pp. About fine with some light edge wear and shadow tone between the first pastedown and endpage. Laid in is an newspaper article (1993) regarding Howes and this work. A Selective Bibliography in which are Described 11,620 Uncommon and Significant Books Relating to the Continental Portion of the United States. ; 8vo ; SBF 9/16 
Price: 27.00 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
10 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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Our American Heritage, Jens, A.M. (Editor)
11 Jens, A.M. (Editor) Our American Heritage
Chicago Heritage House 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Second printing, 5000 copies. Oversized 15" X 23". Containing the text of important documents of the United States of America, facsimile authographs, historical and inspiring illustrations. Padded leather with (now faded) gold cloth pastedown and gold foil, tissue intact endpaper. An about very good copy. Water damage to the preliminaries including the tissues causing discoloration and wrinkling. Shadowing caused by publisher paste/glue, along the top edge of pasted on texts and illustrations and corresponding facing pages. Former owner's name is embossed on the front cover. No tears or markings. A great resource or reference. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 19.80 USD
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Charles Kuralt's America, Kuralt, Charles
12 Kuralt, Charles Charles Kuralt's America
[New York] Putnam Adult 1995 0399140832 / 9780399140839 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a tiny bit of shelf wear. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Kuralt takes us to Montana in September and Alaska in June, deep into Cajun country in winter and along the North Carolina mountains in spring. He explores Charleston and the Florida Keys, the cost of Maine and the deserts of New Mexico, the boundary water of northern Minnesota and the back roads of Vermont. ; 9.10 X 5.90 X 1.20 inches; 279 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Allan Pinkerton: The Eye Who Never Slept, Mackay, James A.
13 Mackay, James A. Allan Pinkerton: The Eye Who Never Slept
Mainstream Publishing 1996 1851588256 / 9781851588251 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Clean, straight copy. Illustrated with b&w photographs. 256 pp. Notes and Index. Somewhat scuffed jacket with a small tear at the fold, (now in an archival cover). Page 170 has a chip from the edge, not involving the text. The biography of Glaswegian Allan Pinkerton, who went to America and founded a nationwide police system more than half a century before the FBI was thought of, and a global network of agents which anticipated Interpol by many years. This book covers many of his cases, including the foiled attempt on Lincoln's life uncovered by Kate Waren, the first woman detective. ; 9.13 X 6.22 X 1.26 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 12.60 USD
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ABC : Book of Health  Book of Health, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
14 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ABC : Book of Health Book of Health
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 1920 B001190ID8 Hardcover Fine 
Original wraps with center staples. Exceptionally nice copy of this clean, educational coloring book with the ORIGINAL two faced letter to the parent. Side one introduces the booklet and offers a tinted (colored) representation of page 13 - to guide the child. the reverse offers 12 "Questions for Mothers and Fathers" all related to promoting good health, such as #1 Does your child get proper rest? (with explanation) and #12 "Have you had your child immunized. against diphtheria and vaccinated for smallpox." A very nice piece of history with some surface scuff, other wise bright and clean with clean sharp corners and edges. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 16 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Luchow's German Cookbook: The story and the favorite dishes of America's most famous German restaurant, with introduction by Ludwig Bemelmans., Mitchell, Jan
15 Mitchell, Jan Luchow's German Cookbook: The story and the favorite dishes of America's most famous German restaurant, with introduction by Ludwig Bemelmans.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1965 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
(1952). Brown cloth with gold emblem; minor wear to bent corner tips. Decorative endpapers. The dust jackets is edge worn with previously repaired tears and paper damage to the front panel. Now in a clear protective cover. 224 pp. The collected recipes were the first purely German to be published in America. Along with a full range of wonderful German recipes, is the rich physical description and history. "Through the doors of Luchow's pass all the famous people of the world." Montgomery Flagg, (American artist and illustrator). Luchow's, pronounced l'-kov, with the "v" almost silent, was open from 1882-1986 and may be the longest running restaurant in America; when Prohibition was repealed in 1933, Luchow's was the recipient of the first caf liquor license in New York City. Recipe sample: Lentils with Bauernwurst; Oysters Casino A La Luchow; Viennese Baked Chicken; Boiled Beef Hash Omelet; Gypsy Goulash with Spatzle; Strassbourg Truffle Sausage; Luchow's Potato Salad; Fried Apples with Onion. ; 8vo 
Price: 27.00 USD
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A History of U.S. Military Forces in Germany, Nelson, Daniel J.
16 Nelson, Daniel J. A History of U.S. Military Forces in Germany
Westview Press 1986 0813373336 / 9780813373331 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Green cloth. Near Fine copy. Includes bibliographies and index. From the Westview Special Studies in Military Affairs series. ; 9.10 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 250 pp pages 
Price: 58.50 USD
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17 Riley, Charles V.; A.S. Packard, Jr.; Cyrus Thomas; Messers, et all Second Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the years 1878 and 1879 relating to the Rocky Mountain Locust, and the Western Cricket
Washington Government Printing Office 1880 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Brown cloth, rubbed w/edges and corners bumped, the front hinge is broken, the back hing is beginning to crack. Pages: xviii, 6 large, tinted fold out maps, 322pp., Appendices [1-2] - 80 pp., Indexed. All maps are tinted w/moisture line, and a single short tear: # 2 has an insect hole, top edge, and # 6 has a longer edge tear. Illustrations include 3 additional pull out maps, non tinted; as well as 16 plates w/tissue, some tinted, numerous line drawings and tables. From the Preface: "This Second Report of the Commission on the Rocky Mountain Locust is the result chiefly of the labors of Messrs, Packard and Thomas, in their efforts to solve a most difficult problem, namely, the premenanet amelioration of the locust evil by preventing the excessive increase of the destructive insect in its native habitat, and its disastrous migrations therefrom. During the year 1878 the labors of the Commission were seriously interfered with, first, by an inadequate appropriation unavailable till the 1 of July; second, by the time required of Mr. Riley in publishing our first report; third, by the warlike disposition of the Indians that year, which rendered travel unsafe and sometimes impossible in many parts of the country to be explored." ; 8vo.; sbf 9/15 
Price: 180.00 USD
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A Defective Santa Clause, Riley, James Whitcomb
18 Riley, James Whitcomb A Defective Santa Clause
Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Co 1904 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
78 pp Illustrations by Relyea and Vawter. Six single page reddish vignettes; 4 in the front and 2 in the back. Cover design by Margaret Armstrong (216, Gullans & Espey) Green cloth with gilt wreath, holly leaf and gilt berry design; fadded along the spine and edges, gold slightly dulled, corner tips bumped. Frontis with tissue cover, torn with a few fox spots. A sweet inscription gift card taped onto the ffep "With sincire love/to dear Cousni (cousin)/ Grace/ Emma." written directly below the card is "Christmas, 1904" Riley was a best selling American poet. ; 8vo 
Price: 54.00 USD
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Norman Rockwell's Americana ABC, Rockwell, Norman; George Mendoza
19 Rockwell, Norman; George Mendoza Norman Rockwell's Americana ABC
New York Dell Pub. Co 1975 0440059445 / 9780440059448 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A beautiful copy in red cloth, stamped in blind and silver with silver lettering. The dust jacket has a small chip on one corner and a bit of wear on the other corners and ends. Not price clipped (5.95) with an additional price sticker on the front cover ($5.95). The letters of the alphabet are introduced through the iconic art of Rockwell and poetry of George Mendoza. ; 10.90 X 8.80 X 0.40 inches 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Hooked on Roosters, Stockman, Constance A.
20 Stockman, Constance A. Hooked on Roosters
Constance Stockman 1992 Signed by Author; B0 First Edition Softcover Fine 
"The Story of the International Roosterfish Tournament and the people who fished it the first 25 years. Signed and inscribed on the title page. "To Peggy Peck (?) in appreciation for your work and support on the 1993-94 N.C.C.A.A. Board of Directors, Sincerely Connie." and again "Constance Stockman" ; 8.40 X 5.30 X 0.60 inches 
Price: 9.00 USD
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