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The Santa Fe Trail - Landmark Books #13

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $11.01

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1951

Seller ID: 049975

Condition: Very Good

[6], 181 pp, green clothcovered boards w/blue deco & lettering on the front cover & spine, top edge stained yellow, white endpapers w/borwn-black illustrations, dj blue-white-brown w/color illustrated front panel, blue spine w/white lettering, dj white rear panel w/list of landmark books to #20. this is book #13 in the Landmark series. The story of the trail that went from Franklin, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The trapper left trail marks for those who might follow after him, the men of the mule trains brought back crude maps of shortcuts or places to avoid. This is the story o... View more info

The Illustrated Plant Lore : A Unique Pot-Pourri of History, Folklore and Practical Advice

By: Addison, Josephine w/foreword by Bellamy, David

Price: $15.94

Publisher: London, England, Sidgwick & Jackson Limited: 1986

Seller ID: 034835

ISBN: 0283991348

Condition: Very Good

x, 326 pp, blu boards w/gilt lettering. The book contains listing of various plants with their common and botanical names along with information on how they received their name and some of the sues for the plants. View more info

His Various History

By: Aelianus, Claudius & translated by Stanley, Thomas

Price: $807.50

Publisher: London, England, Printed for Thomas Dring: 1665

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 038896

Condition: Very Good

[14], 314 pp, [28 the arguments], dark brown morocco leather w/five ribs on the spine w/gilt deco and red morocco title block on the spine w/gilt lettering. The volume contains fourteen books in one volume. Aelian (c. AD 175 - c. 235) was a Roman author but spoke Greek, born at Praeneste, and a teacher of rhetoric. This work is a collection of anecdotes and biographical sketches, lists, maxims, and descriptions of natural wonders and strange local customs. The book contains two notes of encouragement in the foreword from Edw. Sherburne and Richard Strokes, M.D. In the first book Ael... View more info

The Fables of Aesop : The Greek Slave Whose Stories are Told Around the World

By: Aesop & translated by Gregory, Patrick and Justina, and selected by Levine, David

Price: $14.88

Publisher: Boston, MA, Gambit: 1975

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035250

ISBN: 0876450745

Condition: Very Good

ix, 103 pp, black cloth covered boards w/orange title blocks w/brown lettering, dj tan w/black lettering on spine w/black-and-white illustrated front panel & photo of the author on the back panel. The author chose fifty of his favorite fables and illustrated them and added another fifty to accompany those that were illustrated. fore edge some foxing, dj chipped at top & bottom of the spine & along bottom edge of the back panel, numerous small holes on the dj flap on inside. View more info

Establishing and Managing Young Apple Orchards : bulletin 592

By: Agricultural Research Service

Price: $9.78

Publisher: Orono, ME, Cooperative Extension Service University of Maine at Orono: 1975

Seller ID: 033873

Condition: Very Good

29 pp, wht-red-green SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel. The book provides information on the selection of sites, planning and planting, soil management, pruning, weed control, diseases and insects. View more info

Clues 1992


Price: $6.76

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia: 1992

Seller ID: 036738

Condition: Very Good+

112 pp, orange SC wraps w/black lettering on the front cover. The booklet contains the following information: surname exchange, tracing relatives in Argentina, requests from abroad, new genealogical agreement signed, telephone book genealogy comes of age, photos for identification, and passenger lists and other information View more info

Mexican Folktales from the Borderland

By: Aiken, Riley w/foreword by Abernethy, Francis E.

Price: $25.08

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 050207

ISBN: 0870741756

Condition: Very Good

xv, 159 pp, brown clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, light brown dj w/orange-dark brown illustration on hte front panel. The folk tales collected by the author are a blending of three cultural traditions and provide a feel for the character and language of the Mexican-Indian rural borderland culture. View more info

Bomber Command : the Air Ministry Account of Bomber Comand's Offensive Against the Axis

By: Air Ministry

Price: $42.50

Publisher: London, England, His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1941

Seller ID: 028017

Condition: Good-

128 pp, dark blu-black-light blu SC wraps w/light blu lettering w/wraparound color illustration. INCLUDES letter written on No. 1 British Flying Training School at Terrell, Texas USA Royal Air Force stationary dated 14/5/42. a three page letter, discussing events that transpired for the writer along w/speculation about RAF training schools in the USA. Booklet is about the Air Ministry account of Bomber Command's offensive against the Axis September, 1939-July, 1941. corners curled, missing chips on the spine one inch at top, one inch in middle, and one half inch at bottom of the spine. prev ow... View more info

Alcoholics Anonymous : The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

By: Alcoholics Anonymous

Price: $501.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc.: 1955

Edition: 2nd Edition 1st Printing

Seller ID: 036879

Condition: Good+

xxx, 575 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/blind stamped title on the front cover & gilt lettering on the spine. This is a 2nd edition, 1st printing, new and revised edition. Contains the misspelling on page xx and has "6000" on p. 16. One of the founders of A.A. was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God. The book begins with the forewords followed by a section titled "The Doctor's Opinion." this was written by Dr. William D. Si... View more info

The Closing of Teh American Border - Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11

By: Alden, Edward

Price: $11.86

Publisher: New York, NY, HarperCollins Publishers: 2008

Seller ID: 051358

ISBN: 0061558397

Condition: Near Fine

xv, (3), 346 pp, (2), dark blue papercovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy blu-green -grey dj w/color pictorial on the front cover and spine w/grey rear panel w/text in white-orange. The book is based on interviews with the Bush Administration officials charged with securing the border after 9/11 View more info

Dogs of Character

By: Aldin, Cecil

Price: $255.00

Publisher: London, England, Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034546

Condition: Very Good

117 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on front cover & spine, color pastedown illustration on the front cover, two full page color plates "Micky" and "The Ugliest Dog in the Show" and many black-white & orange illustrations throughout the text. The book provides information on how to get a dog, how to train your dog, which tells of tatters, tells of artists' models, things you ought to know and of bad habits, and dog shows and more. View more info

Cochise : The Life and Times of the Great Apache Chief

By: Aleshire, Peter

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Edison, NJ, Castle Books: 2005

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040266

ISBN: 0785820353

Condition: Near Fine

xiv, 354 pp, brown boards w/gilt lettering, glossy brown dj w/color illustrated front & rear panels w/brown-white lettering. The author provides the first Apache view of a crucial period in American History. Cochise was a master strategist, orator, religious, political and moral leader. He was the most revered warrior of the embattled Apaches. View more info

Lynch Ropes & Long Shots: The Story of an Old West Train Robbery

By: Alexander, Bob w/intro by Tanner Jr., John D.

Price: $38.25

Publisher: Silver City, NM, High-Lonesome Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039488

ISBN: 094438370X

Condition: Near Fine

[6], 186 pp, light brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown illustrated front panel w/red lettering, SIGNED by author on the fitle page. An account of the Gage, New Mexico train robbery View more info

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $7.86

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A Knopf, Inc.: 2000

Edition: 12th Printing

Seller ID: 049582

ISBN: 0375404031

Condition: Near Fine

[10], 212 pp, [2], quarterbound w/black papercovered boards w/black clothcovered spine w/silver lettering, brown dj w/black-and-white photo on the front cover and yel-brown sepia photo on the rear panel. In 1914 explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuite of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. The author provides an account of the Shackleton expedition. The story of their being frozen in the ice, the ship being crushed and sunk and being stranded for twenty-two... View more info

The Flora of the Unicorn Tapestries

By: Alexander, E. J. and Woodward, Carol H.

Price: $13.56

Publisher: New York, NY, The New York Botanical Garden: 1974

Seller ID: 038272

Condition: Very Good

28 pp, wht-black SC wraps w/illustrated front panel. The booklet describes the seven mediaeval tapestries at the Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, New York City. The woven panels portray the legendary and symbolic tale of the Hunt of the Unicorn. There are approximately 101 different plants represented in the tapestries with approximately 85% identifiable. The artisans of the tapestries placed the moisture-loving plants at the water's edge, the correct forest trees together, and the plants of open spaces generally where they belonged in nature. small stain on top corner by spine. View more info

The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country Music

By: Allen, Bob edited By

Price: $15.09

Publisher: Cmabridge, MA, Blackwell Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004252

Condition: Very Good+

411 pp, Guide to selecting the finest recordings in country music. Guide looks at recordings in 10 major ares of music, selecting main library of 100 discs that should form the core of any country collection. In addition over 300 supplementary albums are listed & described. Crossover artists are discussed. View more info

Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes

By: Allen, Frederick

Price: $191.25

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 2005

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 038358

ISBN: 0806136510

Condition: Near Fine

xxiv, 421 pp, dark maroon leather boards w/stamped bronze lettering on the front panel & spine, SIGNED by the author on front flyleaf, & numbered 134 of 250 cc's. The story of the deadlisest episode of vigilante juctice took place during the first six weeks of 1864. A small corps of armed horsemen swept through the goldmining towns of southwest Montana and hanged twenty-one troublemakers, including a rogue sheriff, Henry Plummer. The executions in Montana where carried out with military precision in full public view and by leading citizens who did not bother to conceal their identifies b... View more info


By: Allen, John Houghton

Price: $46.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040883

Condition: Very Good+

220 pp, light brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown lettering on the front panel and spine, w/dark brown illustration on the front panel, dj brown-black-blue-white w/illustrated front panel & spine and black-and-white photo of the author on the rear panel. The writes of border country of Texas and Mexico, of the ranches, grandees, Chihuahua cattle, of violence, vaqueros and of the last days of a U.S. Cavalry post. The setting is a ranch of Mexican tradition in the lower border country of Texas, also saloons and baudy houses of the border towns. Dobie p 95 . Herd #29. some rubbing to t... View more info

Black Rain

By: Allen, Merritt Parmelee

Price: $10.63

Publisher: New York, NY, New York, NY: Longmans, Green and Company, 1939: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028711

Condition: Very Good

213 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/black lettering, brown-wht illustrated endpapers. The story is set around 1763 on the frontier of North America. It covers part of the seige of Detroit by Pontiac. light red stain on bottom edge. View more info

Covered Bridges of the South

By: Allen, Richard Sanders

Price: $22.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Bonanza Books: 1970

Edition: 'A' Printing

Seller ID: 022988

ISBN: 0517128470

Condition: Very Good-

56 pp, tan papercovered boards w/brown lettering on the spine, dj dark brown w/yel lettering & w/pictorial front. Book about the covered bridges in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina, & Kentucky. slight bow to book, dj front flap corner clipped. View more info