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A Military Miscellany : From Bunker Hill to Baghdad - Important, Uncommon, and Sometimes Forgotten Facts, Lists, and Stories from America's Military History

By: Ayres, Thomas

Price: $9.14

Publisher: New York, NY, Bantam Dell: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051354

ISBN: 0553804405

Condition: Near Fine


198 pp, quarterbound w/blue papercovered boards and blue cloth covered spine w/silver lettering on the spine. The book is a collection of fascinating and littlel-know facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America's rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians. View more info

Heller's Guide for Ice-Cream Makers

By: B. Heller & Co.

Price: $40.38

Publisher: Chicago, IL, B. Heller & Co.: 1918

Edition: 6th Edition

Seller ID: 050315

Condition: Good+


154 pp, dark blue cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the front panel & spine. pages 134-154 color illustrated advertising pages for various products produced by B. Heller & Co. pages 10-24 black-and-white photos of company officers and various machines and offices of B. Heller & co. This book is a reference book to be used by the beginner and also the assistant to the expert and experienced ice-cream maker. The book contains numerous recipes for different flavors of ice cream and sherberts. Contains an article "The use of vegetable gum in Ice Cream" and "Bacteriolo... View more info

The Longest Rope - the truth About the Johnson County Cattle War

By: Baber, D. F. as told by Walker, Bill

Price: $102.00

Publisher: Caldwell, ID, Caxton Printers Ltd: 1947

Seller ID: 051378

Condition: Good+


320 pp, light brown clothcovered boards w/gilt illustration on the front panel and spine, light-dark brown endpaper illustrations of map the portray the scene of the Johnson County War in Wyoming. The story of William Walker, cowpoke, trapper, scout, guide, and freighter, who knew his Western trails. It is the story of the Johnson County Cattle War - the conflict which marks the dividing line betweem the old West , under the rule of the big cattle kings and the new West of the pioneer homesteader. Bill Walker was the only surviving witness to the battle between the cattlemen and the homest... View more info

Other Losses

By: Bacque, James

Price: $74.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036089

ISBN: 0773722696

Condition: Near Fine


xxi, 248 pp, blu boards w/gilt lettering, glossy dark blue-light blu dj w/wht-red lettering. An investigation into the mass deaths of German Prisoners at the hands of the French and Americans after World War II. The author attributes the deaths of these German POW's at the hands of the French and the hands of the Americans to General Dwight D. Eisenhower. View more info

A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes

By: Bagur, Jacques D.

Price: $84.79

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2001

Seller ID: 036688

ISBN: 1574411357

Condition: Near Fine


xii, 821 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj brown-wht-black w/pictorial front, spine, & rear panels. The book examines water transportation and natural and socioeconomic factors that affected it in Northwest Louisiana, East Texas and the Red River. The author explains how a natural logjam formed a continous waterbody west of Shreveport. View more info

Southwestern Indian Ceremonials

By: Bahti, Tom

Price: $6.76

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV, KC Publications: 1974

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 022501

Condition: Very Good


74 pp, wht SC wraps w/wraparound color pictorial. Book describes some of the ceremonials of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Papago, and Yaqui Indians. View more info

Kimo - The Whistling Boy a Story of Hawaii

By: Bailey, Alice Cooper

Price: $35.70

Publisher: New York, NY, The Wise-Parslow Company: 1928

Seller ID: 021729

Condition: Very Good-


96 pp, light yellow cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine & w/black illustration & lettering on the front cover, color illustrated endpapers, color illustrations throughout the text. The adventures of a young Hawaiian boy. prev owner address label on FPD, slight corner wear. View more info

Kimo - The Whistling Boy a Story of Hawaii

By: Bailey, Alice Cooper

Price: $28.05

Publisher: New York, NY, The Wise-Parslow Company: 1928

Seller ID: 021730

Condition: Good+


96 pp, red cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine & w/black illustration & lettering on the front cover, color illustrated endpapers, color illustrations throughout the text. The adventures of a young Hawaiian boy. worn & finish chipped on the edges. View more info

Tennessee

By: Bailey, Bernadine

Price: $24.65

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Albert Whitman and Company: 1959

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 025173

Condition: Very Good


unpaginated, green cloth covered boards w/color pastedown illustration on front board, black lettering on the spine, dj light blu-dark blu-green-brown w/color wraparound illustration, color illustrated endpaper pastedowns. Book about the Volunteer State, one of the Deep South's progressive commonwealths. prev owner's name on title page, dj small chips at corners. View more info

Texas

By: Bailey, Bernadine

Price: $9.35

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Albert Whitman and Company: 1950

Seller ID: 040170

Condition: Very Good


unpaginated, green cloth covered boards w/color pastedown illustration on front board, black lettering on the spine, color illustrated endpaper pastedowns of the state flower. Book about the Lone Star State, sometimes called an inland empire becasue of its enormous size and great wealth. It has every kind of climate from almost tropical heat of the Rio Grane Valley in the south to the bracing cold on the plateaus of the northwest. prev owner's name on title page, rubbed on the spine. View more info

GUN SMOKE

By: Bakarich, Sarah Grace

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Sarah Grace Bakarich: 1947

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 032741

Condition: Good+


153 pp, red SC wraps w/black lettering & illustration on the front cover, SIGNED by the author on the title page. The booklet is about the gunmen and outlaws of Tombstone, Arizona, the Earps and the Clantons. "It is crudely printed and full of typographical errors." Burrs - 16. " the author misspells the names of many of her characters." Six-Guns - 118. covers have water stain on back, remnants of bookplate on recto of rear cover. The front cover has 4-1/2" tear. View more info

Lewis & Clark : Partners in Discovery

By: Bakeless, John

Price: $29.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Wm. Morrow & Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035919

Condition: Very Good


xii, 498 pp, grey cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj black-green-blu-brown w/color illustrated front panel & spine. Biography of two great explorers, who explorer the lands beyond the headwaters of the Mississippi in 1803. Most of the members of "The Corps of Discovery" kept diaries. They recorded not only the bold outlines of the trip with its Indian fights and other perils, bu also details, such as the number of buffaloes eaten, grizzly bears fought, variety of plants and seeds collected, and customs, loves, and lore of the Indian tribes. Prev owner wrote name on ffep,... View more info

A History of Robertson County, Texas

By: Baker, J. W.

Price: $50.11

Publisher: Waco, TX, Robertson County Historical Survey Committee: 1971

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 037283

Condition: Very Good


vii, 571 pp,green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj blu-green-brown-red w/color pictorial front panel and light orange spine & back panels w/red lettering. The book contains information on the early settlement along the Brazos River, starting in the 1820's. It realtes the development of towns and communities in present Robertson county, covering the period from 1837, until world War 1. It provides information on various events that took place. View more info

The Moral Framework of Public Life: Gender, Politics, and the State in Rural New York, 1870-1930

By: Baker, Paula

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034939

ISBN: 0195064526

Condition: Near Fine


xviii, 251 pp, grey cloth covered boards w/glossy brown dj w/black-and-white pictorial front panel. The book explores the changes between gender and public life, as well as the role of government in shaping the connections. She examines the public and private lives of men and women in rual New York State and provides an account of the ways in which gender, politics, and government shaped one anothers' future. spine sunned to grey w/black-wht lettering. View more info

The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost

By: Baker, Pearl

Price: $16.58

Publisher: New York, NY, Abelard-Schuman: 1971

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 039530

Condition: Very Good


224 pp, tan cloth covered boards w/green lettering on the spine, white-black endpaper maps, dj tan w/pictorial front & rear panels w/black lettering. The Wild Bunch was a hazard to be reckoned with, as they were cattle rustlers, horse thieves, bank and train robbers, who hid out in the nearly impenetrable wilds of Utah in an area called the Robbers Roost. reprint of Six-Guns #121 - the author has killing of Pike Landusky incorrect and also that Black Jack Ketchum was with a gang when his arm was "shot off." More Burs #8. some rubbing to top edge & front panel of the dj . View more info

The Wild Bunch Robbers Roost

By: Baker, Pearl

Price: $13.18

Publisher: New York, NY, Abelard-Schuman: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 050669

Condition: Very Good-


224 pp, tan clothcovered boards w/green lettering on the spine, black-and-white endpaper maps. This vollume is a completely revised edition with new material added by the author. It is the story of the members of the Wild Bunch: Jack Moore, Butch Cassidy, Matt Warner, Joe Walker, Tom Dilly, Flat Nose George and the Curry Boys, Gunplay Maxwell and others. It has information on the Telluride Bank Robbery and The Delta Bank Robbery along with the Castle Gate Payroll Holdup. some soiling to the boards. View more info

Ghost Towns of Texas

By: Baker, T. Lindsay

Price: $23.38

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1986

Edition: 5th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 050004

ISBN: 0806121890

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 196 pp, glossy white-brown SC wraps w/color pictorial front panel w/black spine w/white lettering. SIGNED by author on the half title page. In preparation of the book, the author identitifed over one thousand abandoned towns in Texas. He selected approximatelyy three hundred for actual site documentation. He used three criteria for selecting the ghost towns for this book. The first requirement was the site had to offer something for visitors to see. The second requriement was sites would have to have public access. The third was to give the entire state of Texas equal treatme... View more info

Lighthouses of Texas

By: Baker, T. Lindsay w/foreword by Holland, F. Ross

Price: $46.71

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A & M University Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 050763

ISBN: 0890964815

Condition: Very Good+


xv, 128 pp, green clothcovered boards w/bright blu lettering on the spine, SIGNED by author on the half title page, w/date 23 Oct 2011. glossy green dj w/color illustrated front panel w/white-black lettering on front panel & spine. The author presents the comprehensive story of the lighthouses and lightships of Texas. It focuses on the ten surviving light stations as well as the two lightships that formerly served the Texas coast. Prev owner wrote on the ffep as a gift. View more info

The Apache Indians : Raiders of the Southwest

By: Baldwin, Gordon C.

Price: $21.21

Publisher: New York, NY, Four Winds Press: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 023449

ISBN: 0590073214

Condition: Near Fine


xiv, 221 pp, yellow cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine, dj brown w/orange-wht-blu-black border on top & bottom, pictorial front panel. Author, an anthropologist & archaeologist presents a more balanced & true-to-life portrait of the Apaches. Their ancestors were Asiatics who migrated to Northern Alaska around 1,000 B.C. The tribes finally reaches the American Southwest sometime during the fifteenth or sixteenth century. dj slight fading to spine, dj slight rubbing to front & back panels. View more info

Indians of the Southwest : An American Indians Then & Now Book

By: Baldwin, Gordon C.

Price: $21.25

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1970

Seller ID: 034843

Condition: Very Good+


192 pp, rust cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine. The author tells the story of these first Americans who have retained the essences of their native cultures. The book contains information on the Pueblo Cornplanters, the Desert Dwellers, the Colorado River Farmers, Northern hunters and gatherers, Apache & Navaho raiders, the arts and crafts of the Southwestern Indians. prev owner's address label on FPD. View more info