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Claude Kitchin: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Claude Kitchin
1 Claude Kitchin: Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Claude Kitchin
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office 1925 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


Ex-library with typical markings and stamps. Boards are fairly well rubbed, with the lettering worn. Significant edge wear and chipping, especially to corners and to bottom edge. Soiling and scuffing to boards, especially along spine. The pastedowns have separated at hinges, leaving webbing exposed. Text is unmarked and bright.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
001931 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore, Applegate, Shannon
2 Applegate, Shannon Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History and Lore
New York Beech Tree Books 1988 0688053505 / 9780688053505 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, binding fairly tight. Jacket shows moderate edge wear, a little rubbing and chipping, a 1" tear to back at ase of spine, A nice copy.

Skookum is the startlingly original narrative rendering of the experiences of a prominent westering family, from 1843 to the present. The remarkable story of the Applegate family encompasses many of the predominant themes of the early American West; The overland crossing via the old Oregon Trail in 1843, the quirky restlessness of Applegate men who, after reaching the 'promised land,' permitted their travel-worn families to rest only for a while, the effects of the intermittent gold rushes that continued to upset family life long after 1849, the troubled relations between the settler and the Indian. While history, and one family's history in particular, forms the ostensible subject matter of the book, Shannon Applegate is interested not only in what happened to her family, but in what it meant to them."; 7" - 9" Tall
005085 
Price: 15.00 USD

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First on the Moon:  A Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Armstrong, Neil; Collins, Michael; Aldrin, Edwin E. Jr.; Farmer, Gene; & Hamblin, Jane
3 Armstrong, Neil; Collins, Michael; Aldrin, Edwin E. Jr.; Farmer, Gene; & Hamblin, Jane First on the Moon: A Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1970 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 


511 pp., glossary, 25 black and white photographs, notes, epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke. Slight shelfwear. DJ shows edgewear with minor chipping/tear at ends of spine; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
003417 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Columbus Vignettes, Arter, Bill
4 Arter, Bill Columbus Vignettes
Columbus, Ohio Nida-Eckstein Printing 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Arter, Bill
Signed by Author
Gray cloth with black lettering, 96 pp., index. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, some edge wear and chippnig, darkening. Signed by author on title page. A nice copy.

"Being a collection of pieces and pictures, all about Columbus places and people, past and present. "
Originally published as a weekly feature in the Columbus Dispatch between 1964 and 1966, each of the 80+ vignettes includes a drawing by the author.; 9" - 12" Tall; Signed by Author
008034 
Price: 15.00 USD

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The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi, Baldwin, Joseph G.
5 Baldwin, Joseph G. The Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi
New York Sagamore Press, Inc. 1957 First Trade Paperback Trade Paperback Very Good 


Spine slightly curved, minor edgewear, PO's name on half-titile page. A bright, attractive copy.

"A collection of sketches, partly fictional, partly autobiographical, [which] first appeared in the 'Southern Literary Messenger,' and was uproariously received. They were among the first sketches of American life to show the frontier folk to themselves as they really were and to make fun of American manners and speech in a way at once good natured and sardonic." Introduction by William Owens, Associate Professor, Columbia University.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
003623 
Price: 8.95 USD

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In Praise of Practical Fertilizer:  Thoughts from Near New Burlington, Baskin, John
6 Baskin, John In Praise of Practical Fertilizer: Thoughts from Near New Burlington
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1982 0393015637 / 9780393015638 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by McIver, Mike [cover]

Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear/bumping, PO names inside. DJ has some edgewear and three 1/2" tears. Text is bright and attractive.

"When New Burlington, Ohio, a farming village a century old, was flooded by the Corps of Engineers to make way for a recreational lake, and its people moved out of the village to the surrounding towns and countryside, John Baskin was the last to leave. He wrote of the life and death of New Burlington in a book that Newsweek called 'marvelous . . . .as rich and various as life itself.' Now John Baskin makes his home in a farmhouse set in a cornfield, not far from where New Burlington was. And although the town is gone, the farming life and the values it stood for remain. They are celebrated here is wise and graceful essays on everything from the rigors of January to the pleasures of geese watching, from groundhogs to syruping, from the weatherman to the mailman who brings the first harbingers of spring - seed catalogs. With this book John Baskin confirms his place as one of our finest commentators on American life."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004476 
Price: 10.00 USD

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America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong, Bohannon, Jim
7 Bohannon, Jim America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong
New Orleans, LA Paper Chase Press 2000 1879706938 / 9781879706934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Some edgewear/bumping, Spots on top edge. DJ has very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.

"With a characteristic logic, reasonableness - and a good dose of humor - that have made him one of the most respected news-talk radio hosts in the nation, Jim Bohannon challenges us to think 'outside the lines' and offers practical solutions we can use now that can guide us back toward our true greatness as a nation 'of the people, for the people, by the people.'"; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004558 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Chapel Hill Historical Society
8 Chapel Hill Historical Society Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC Creative Printers 1973 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 


36pp, index, photographs, fold-out map, pictoral cover. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little darkening to back cover and last page. A nice copy.

"Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Society, among others, have envisioned ways to preserve some of the character of old Chapel Hill. A significant first step is the designation of part of the campus and town as the Chapel Hill Historic District, listed in 1971 on the National Register of Historic Places, following several years of extensive research by members of a research committee of the Historical Society."; 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall
003890 
Price: 25.00 USD

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Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Chapel Hill Historical Society
9 Chapel Hill Historical Society Historic Buildings and Landmarks of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC Creative Printers 1975 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 


40pp, index, photographs, pictoral cover. Corners slightly bumped, tiny chipping at bottom edge of p.5. . A bright, attractive copy.

"Founded in 1966, The Chapel Hill Historical Society has endeavored to record and disseminate the history and character of this University town and the surrounding area in Southern Orange County. In face of the major growth and changes of the last decade, as well as predictions for the future, members of the Society, among others, have envisioned ways to preserve some of the character of old Chapel Hill. A significant first step is the designation of part of the campus and town as the Chapel Hill Historic District, listed in 1971 on the National Register of Historic Places, following several years of extensive research by members of a research committee of the Historical Society."; 5" - 6" Tall
006662 
Price: 16.50 USD

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Liberty and Property, Coleman, R. V.
10 Coleman, R. V. Liberty and Property
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 


Red cloth with gold lettering, xiii + 606 pp, index, chapter notes, 28 full page maps, 62 b/w illustrations from original paintings and engravings. Spine cocked and a bit faded, corners bumped, a little edge wear, some spotting to bottom and leading edge, owner's name on front end paper. Pages appear clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, some edge wear and small tears especially at top and base of spine, a little rubbing and darkening. A nice copy.

"Here in a single volume is a straightforward, authoritative, fascinating account of the dramatic ghrowth, and the commercial and political development, of the American colonies between 1664 and 1765.
"From settlements along the Atlantic seaboard, a diverse group of people under English rule were pushing hardily westward and making hostile contact with the equally active partisans of France and Spain. The prize was to be the North American continent. Yet, in the struggle that followed, the apparent winner was to be the actual loser. The pawns in the game - the American colonists - were to sweep the board.
"Under the watchword of 'Liberty and Property' a new nation was to arise. "; 7" - 9" Tall
007344 
Price: 18.75 USD

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The Constitution and What it Means Today, Corwin, Edward S.
11 Corwin, Edward S. The Constitution and What it Means Today
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1958 Twelfth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 

Signed by Author
v-xvi, 344 pp., index, table of cases, text of the Constitution. A presentation copy inscribed by the author in 1958. Spine slightly slanted. A clean, attractive copy.

Decisions of the Supreme Court constitute the primary substance of this volume, using cases through the 1953 term. The author states: "I have endeavored, especially in connection with such important subjects as judicial review, the commerce clause, executive power, the war power, national supremacy, freedom of speech, press and religion, etc., to accompany explanation of currently prevailing doctrine and practice with a brief summation of the historical development thereof." The author also attempts to discuss the impact of a succession of such national crises as the "necessity of providing New Deal legislation safe habitation within the Constitutional fold."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author
003425 
Price: 15.00 USD

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From Ashes to Excellence:  1950 - 1970, Cosby, Col. Joseph Hathaway
12 Cosby, Col. Joseph Hathaway From Ashes to Excellence: 1950 - 1970
Danville, VA McCain Printing 1984 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good+ 

Signed by Author
Very minor shelfwear, reading crease on front cover. Inscribed by the author: "To one who loves and appreciates Hargrave, my best wishes and appreciation! (signed) Joseph H. Cosby, 6/8/85." A bright, attractive copy.

"The story of the recovery of Hargrave Military Academy from the devastating fire of February 20, 1950, to the retirement of President Joseph H. Cosby on June 20, 1970, a period of twenty years of unparalleled growth."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author
004063 
Price: 50.00 USD

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Pluralist Democracy in the United States: Conflict and Consent, Dahl, Robert A.
13 Dahl, Robert A. Pluralist Democracy in the United States: Conflict and Consent
Chicago Rand, McNally & Co. 1968 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 


xix + 471 pp, index, numerous figures and tables. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, number stamped on front end paper. Jacket shows some rubbing and darkening, a little edge wear, ink doodling on back cover. A nice copy.

"The basic these of this introductory text is an analysis of conflict and consent in the American system of government. The book maintains that all forms of government were established to resolve the conflict which naturally results from communal living, and investigates the various ways in which groups arrive at 'the consent of the governed.' The study begins with the formation of the American pluralist democracy; discusses the political institutions and how they contribute to that democracy and how the institutions change; examines how pluralist democracy functions in conflict and assesses the influence of the individual in a pluralist democracy."; 7" - 9" Tall
005089 
Price: 9.50 USD

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Vermont Indians, Daniels, Thomas E.; Rowlands, Kathleen (editor)
14 Daniels, Thomas E.; Rowlands, Kathleen (editor) Vermont Indians
Poultney, Vermont Journal Press 1966 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
Illustrated by Armitage, Peg

Red wraps with Indian silhouette on cover, 63 pp, center stapled, numerous b/w illustrations, index. A little edge wear. Interior bright and unmarked. An attractive copy.

Nearly finished at the time of the author's death in 1962, Kathleen Rowlands completed the editing of this manuscript. Included is a memorial written by Milford K. Smith and reprinted from the Rutland Herald.
"It has been said that Indians never lived in Vermont; that they only passed through and used it as a fishing and hunting ground. The purpose of this book is to prove to the reader that Indians did, indeed, live in Vermont; some of them for many centuries before the coming of the white man . . . The main purpose of this book is to make Vermonters and other interested people aware of the prehistoric and historic Indian cultures that flourished in this area, some of which date back to several centuries B.C."
The pamphlet describes the kinds of Indian sites and artifacts found in Vermont, travel routes and settlements, aspects of Indian culture including dwellings, tools and tool making, hunting, the use and preparation of pottery, weapons, clothing, etc. Additionally the author on how to locate and excavate an Indian site.; 7" - 9" Tall
007159 
Price: 27.50 USD

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Capitalism and Its Culture, Davis, Jerome
15 Davis, Jerome Capitalism and Its Culture
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1941 Third Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 

Signed by Author
xxviii + 556 pp, index, bibliography, 10 charts including 3 fold-out, numerous tables. Black cloth with gold lettering, a little rubbed on spine. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear esp. at top and base of spine. Owner's name on front end paper, title page has 'died Oct 19, 1979' under author's name. Darkening to half-title and facing page caused by newspaper clipping (NY Times Feb 15, 1948) laid in. The clipping is a book review of "One Thousand Americans" by George Seldes entitled 'Behind the Facade of Democracy'. Jacket has 2" chunk missing from top of spine with sunning to remainder of spine, moderate edge wear and some small tears, a little darkening. Inscribed and signed by author on front end paper. Overall, a nice copy.

"Professor Davis has diligently gathered together a wealth of specific and concrete material to illustrate the anarchic economic and moral conditions under capitalism. The concreteness of the book ought to commend it as good anti-capitalistic propaganda for general consumption." - The Nation; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
005019 
Price: 42.75 USD

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Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat, Dees, Morris; Corcoran, James
16 Dees, Morris; Corcoran, James Gathering Storm: America's Militia Threat
New York HarperCollins 1996 006017403x / 9780060174033 First Edition Hardcover As New in Near Fine dust jacket 

Signed by Author
DJ shows very minor shelfwear. Inscribed by the author. A bright, attractive copy.

"This book goes behind the scenes, beyond the friendly-looking militia leaders seen on TV talk shows, to explore secret paramilitary cells training deep in mountainous back country. Similar fanatics, with close ties and fueled by the same antigovernment zeal, have lived in our midst for more than a decade. These 'super patriots,' Dees shows, see themselves in a life-and-death struggle to reclaim the country."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author
003748 
Price: 11.95 USD

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The Land They Fought For:  The Story of the South as the Confederacy, 1832-1865, Dowdey, Clifford
17 Dowdey, Clifford The Land They Fought For: The Story of the South as the Confederacy, 1832-1865
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1955 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 


438 pp., bibliography, index. Green cloth boards with gold lettering. Pastedowns portray map of the Confederacy. Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear and bumping. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ price-clipped, with small chips at spine and flap ends, and a few very small tears. A nice, attractive copy.

"The Civil War was fought for thirty years before the mounting antagonisms between the sections exploded in the clash of arms. From Nullification in 1832 until Fort Sumter in 1861 constituted a long period of cold war, even by today's standards. Men who opposed one another in the opening phases of the conflict had gone to their rewards when the shooting began, and the generation in the South which was to die had not been born when South Carolina first defied the Union. The quarrel was passed on, like the baton in a relay race, from generation to generation, until the men who settled it in the bloodiest violence had little notion of what had started it. Clifford Dowdey surveys the gathering storm - the disparity between North and South economically, South Carolina's defiance of the federal Tariff Act of 1832, the stark horror of Nat Turner Rebellion and its subsequent harvest of fear, and the conflict between ways of life within the South itself."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
005862 
Price: 22.50 USD

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Opening Up the Suburbs:  An Urban Strategy for America, Downs, Anthony
18 Downs, Anthony Opening Up the Suburbs: An Urban Strategy for America
New Haven Yale University Press 1973 0300014643 / 9780300014648 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 


219 pp., appendix, notes, index. .Spine slightly slanted. DJ has one small tear and tiny chips at spine and flap ends.

As suburbs prospered, central cities declined. "In this fast-paced, fact-filled book, Anthony Downs takes a close look at a national problem of increasing importance: Making the economic benefits of the suburbs available to the inner-city poor. The most practical way of doing this, he finds, is by introducing low- and moderate-income housing to suburban areas. . . After marshaling the arguments in favor of his plan, Mr. Downs presents the suburbanites' case against change. Although he finds legitimate claims and fears on both sides, he believes it is possible to devise public policies that will reconcile the objectives and desires of both poor Americans desiring to upgrade themselves and wealthier Americans desiring to protect the quality of their hard-won suburban life. He proposes the concept of economically balanced communities as well as other strategies to effect this reconciliation."; 7" - 9" Tall
006159 
Price: 10.00 USD

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A History of Appalachia, Drake, Richard B.
19 Drake, Richard B. A History of Appalachia
Lexington, KY University Press of Kentucky 2001 0813121698 / 9780813121697 Apparent First Edition Hardcover Very Good 


292 pp., sources, index, 16 pp. black and white photographs. Spine very slightly slanted, scratch on back board. No jacket, apparently as issued. A bright, tight, attractive copy.

"The Appalachian region, extending from Alabama in the South up to the Allegheny highlands of Pennsylvania, has historically been characterized by its largely rural populations, its rich natural resources, and its undeveloped land. . . . Richard Drake offers a compelling social history of a unique American region."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
005711 
Price: 18.50 USD

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Reconstruction Bonds & Twentieth-Century Politics - South Dakota v. North Carolina (1904), Durden, Robert F.
20 Durden, Robert F. Reconstruction Bonds & Twentieth-Century Politics - South Dakota v. North Carolina (1904)
Durham, NC Duke University Press 1962 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 


Black cloth with gold lettering, xi + 274 pp, index. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket has a little edge wear, spine a bit sunned, price clipped. An attractive copy.

"An old trunk harbored for nearly half a century the intimate details of one of the most fantastic chapters in the history of any state, revealed here for the first time. At the center of this story is an ingenious plan engineered by a man whose dedication to self-enrichment and political revenge caused him to pit one state against another in legal and personal conflicts which made constitutional history and riled North Carolina politics for more than two decades. The man was Daniel L. Russell, North Carolina's only Republican governor since the Reconstruction era. The papers in the trunk were Russell's and they document the story remarkably well.
"The scheme centered upon Southern repudiated and partially repudiated bonds, particularly certain bonds which the State of North Carolina had sold in an ambitious program of state aid for railway development. The Eleventh Amendment to the Federal Constitution prevented the unhappy holders of the bonds from suing the sovereign state of North Carolina, but Russell hit on the idea of having the New Yorkers who owned most of the outstanding bonds donate ten of them to another state. This sovereign donee could then, under the Constitution, sue North Carolina in the United States Supreme Court . . . "; 7" - 9" Tall
007657 
Price: 12.50 USD

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