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LOUISIANA STATE GUIDE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers Project]

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1943

Order Number: 16858

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Boards mildly dampstained and with light residue from sticky DJ. Endpapers and edges a bit browned. Former owner's name on page facing title page. DJ price clipped, browned, lightly dampstained, glue residue from a previous taping job and lightly chipped. ; Numerous photogravures. ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 746 pages View more info

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ALABAMA A Guide to the Deep South

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers Project]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1975

Order Number: 16876

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ price clipped; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 411 pages View more info

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LOUISIANA STATE GUIDE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers Project]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1945

Order Number: 18226

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ with the usual tanning and with very light edgewear. A very handsome and tight copy; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 746 pages View more info

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MOUNT HOOD A Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan & Pearce: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5582

Condition: Very Good+


Slight browning to endpapers. Binding slighly loose; According to legend, Paul Bunyan built a roaring fire, then covered it with a mound of earth and added a snow cap to the top. Thus was born Mt. Hood, which is described in the preface as 'wordless' in its beauty and is herein described in detail. First state binding; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 132 pages View more info

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GALLIPOLIS Being an Account of the Five Hundred Frenchmen and of the Town They Esablished on La Belle Riviere

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Columbus, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5522

Condition: Very Good+


Shelf wear to top and bottom of wraps. Previous owner inscription to title page; History of the town that was founded by French Revolutionists who had left France. Emphasis on early history and landmarks; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 48 pages View more info

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THE MINNESOTA ARROWHEAD COUNTRY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman & Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5286

Condition: Very Good+


Sunning to spine. Some photos have apparent dampstaining, slight, not affecting text. Very slight browning to edges and endpapers; Similar to the Minnesota guide, this scarce entry in the American Guide Series includes sections on the mining and hunting areas, national forests, canoe trips and more. Green boards; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 233 pages View more info

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MINNESOTA A State Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1947

Order Number: 5269

Condition: Very Good+


Spine sunned. Typical browning to edges and endpapers. Rear map missing. Front hinge started ; Probable third state with blue boards and gold spine 'federal/writers'/project' unusual guide in that all the photos are in one section in the front of the book. A relatively new state, Minnesota is much more than lakes and cold weather. Amongst the tours listed is even a canoe trip. No map in rear pocket; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 523 pages View more info

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NEW YORK A Guide to the Empire State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17060

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Usual darkening to DJ and with very small chips to DJ top spine. Usual tanning to endpapers and with a touch of light foxing as well to edges; NF folding map in rear pocket ; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxxi,782 pages View more info

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HISTORY OF MILFORD CONNECTICUT 1639-1939

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Milford, Milford Tercentenary Committee: 1939

Order Number: 17243

Condition: Very Good+


DJ flap glued to rear endpaper ; On the occasion of the three hundreth anniversary of Milford, Conn. The WPA commissioned a book on its rich history. With two fold-out maps, illustrations, and photos ; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 210 pages View more info

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THE OCEAN HIGHWAY New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Jacksonville, Florida

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Age Books: 1938

Order Number: 17229

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Open tears to DJ. The usual browning to endpapers ; The scenic, all weather route from New Jersey to Florida on the Ocean Highway is still a lovely drive, and all the memorable sights are discussed here (as of 1938, anyway). Small folding map tipped in to inside rear cover; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 244 pages View more info

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UTAH A Guide to the State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1945

Order Number: 17803

Condition: Very Good+


Pages a bit browned ; Amercian Guide Series; Photogravures; 8vo; xxvi, 595 pages View more info

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STORIES OF NEW JERSEY Its Significant Places, People, and Activities

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, M Barrows and Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16874

Condition: Very Good-


Spine sunned. Light rubbing to extremities. Endpapers browned. Former owner's name to front free endpaper ; B&W Photographs; 12mo; 422 pages View more info

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THEY BUILT A CITY 150 Years of Industrial Cincinnati

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Post: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 4983

Condition: Very Good+


Edges and endpapers slightly browned; Detailed look at historical and then-current industry in Cincinnati, which was then noted for production of beer, sausages, and soap. Black boards with silver lettering and a graphic of a thriving industrial metropolis ; B&W Photographs; 12mo; 402 pages View more info

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THEY BUILT A CITY 150 Years of Industrial Cincinnati

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Post: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 4988

Condition: Very Good+


Binding slightly loose; Detailed look at historical and then-current industry in Cincinnati, which was noted for production of beer, sausages, and soap. Black boards with silver lettering and a graphic of a thriving industrial metropolis ; B&W Photographs; 12mo; 402 pages View more info

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NEW CASTLE ON THE DELAWARE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New Castle, Del., New Castle Historical Society: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Order Number: 5067

Condition: Very Good-


Portions of spine missing. Front cover detached but present. Sunning to rear cover. Pages browned; The history and landmarks of the lovely village of New Castle, Delaware. Fold-out map in rear; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 142,vii pages View more info

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NEW CASTLE ON THE DELAWARE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New Castle, Del., New Castle Historical Society: 1950

Edition: Third Edition

Order Number: 5068

Condition: Very Good+


Shelf wear to covers; The history and landmarks of the lovely village of New Castle, Delaware. Fold-out map in rear; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 142,vii pages View more info

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NEW CASTLE ON THE DELAWARE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New Castle, Del., New Castle Historical Society: 1950

Edition: Third Edition

Order Number: 5069

Condition: Very Good-


Shelf wear to covers. Binding cracked; The history and landmarks of the lovely village of New Castle, Delaware. Fold-out map in rear; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 142,vii pages View more info

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VERMONT A Guide to the Green Mountain State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1937

Order Number: 18826

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light chipping to DJ. Endpapers a bit browned. Former owner's name on half title page; The Green Mountain state is herein described, with its tradition of individualism, its scenery and tourist destinations, and its status as the first state to be added to the original thirteen. - Much unlike many cheap reprints of other WPA guides, this one is identical to the first edition, including the beautiful photogravures; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxiii, 392 pages View more info

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LAMPS ON THE PRAIRIE A History of Nursing in Kansas

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Emporia, Emporia Gazette Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5159

Condition: Very Good


Dampstaining throughout; History of nurses and nursing schools in Kansas, in the context of the crusade for a drive for a public health program. Interesting chapter comparing 24 hours in the hospital in 1892 and in 1941. Quite a difference, but not as much, I'll bet, as between 1941 and 2008; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 292 pages View more info

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HENDERSON A Guide to Audubon's Home Town in Kentucky

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Bacon, Percy, and Dagget: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5182

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has chipping to top and bottom spine & two small open tears. Small bookseller stickers to front pastedown and title page; The history and notables of Henderson, Kentucky, the hometown of noted naturalist John James Audubon, are here in this first and only edition. With 25 illustrations; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 120 pages View more info

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LIVINGSTON The Story of a Community

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Livingston, The Township of Livingston: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5197

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Sunning to DJ spine. Small open tears to DJ spine. Binding not tight ; Detailed history of the small New Jersey community, with the interesting details of a list of registered voters and a list of pupils grades K-8 ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 166 pages View more info

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LIVINGSTON The Story of a Community

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Livingston, The Township of Livingston: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5198

Condition: Very Good


Binding not tight. Tape and tape marks in front endpaper. Front hinge started; Detailed history of the small New Jersey community, with the interesting details of a list of registered voters and a list of pupils grades K-8 ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 166 pages View more info

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A PICTURE OF LYCOMING COUNTY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Williamsport, Commisioners of Lycoming County: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5232

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with a bit of edgewear and with gilt spine lettering faded. Minor staining to front board. Small apparent ink stain p 159. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 223 pages View more info

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A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Louisville, University of Louisville: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5220

Condition: Very Good+


Sunning to spine. Gold lettering on cover is faded and someone wrote in the 'r' in history; The rich history of the University of Louisville, from its founding in 1837-38 through its first century. Much information on the various instructors and curricula. How does $120 for a semester grab you? That's what it would cost you in 1850 ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 301 pages View more info

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LOUISVILLE A Guide to the Falls City

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, M Barrows and Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5230

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Chipping and small open tears to DJ. Browning to edges and endpapers. Slight browning to some pages. Binding not tight. DJ price clipped; When the WPA guide to Kentucky was prepared, the chapter on Louisville was forty thousand words long so it was decided to release a seperate edition. Slightly different from the state guides in that there is no index or bibliography; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xv, 112 pages View more info

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A PICTURE OF LYCOMING COUNTY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Williamsport, Commisioners of Lycoming County: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5233

Condition: Very Good


Light staining to boards. Gilt spine lettering faded. Faint foxing to first few pages. Former owner's name on one of the first pages. Internally a tight copy ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 223 pages View more info

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OLD NEWBURY TALES

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Newburyport, Historical Society of Old Newbury: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5248

Condition: Very Good


Sunning and wear to cover. Small dampstain on title page. Some illustrations leave brown 'ghosts' on facing page; Reproduced from typescript, this booklet of historical episodes is aimed at youngsters with perhaps some literary license but still faithful to basic historical fact. Old Newbury, Massachusetts; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 69 pages View more info

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MIAMI AND DADE COUNTY Including Miami Beach and Coral Gables

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $160.00

Publisher: New York, Bacon, Percy, and Dagget: 1942

Order Number: 5265

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light rubbing to extremities ; As a souvenir of the United States Brewers' Association Convention in January 1942, this book was issued under the auspices of the WPA. Similar in tone and layout to an official city guide, this volume contains descriptions of landmarks, historical notes, and, this being Miami, boat tours; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 202 pages View more info

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THE BOHEMIAN FLATS

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press:

Order Number: 5270

Condition: Very Good+


Bookplate in front pastedown; No date, circa 1940. Stated limited edition of 1000; card laid in that states; 'This is No. 12 of 25 project copies of a 60-copy over-run on the first edition. The remaining 35 copies of the over-run were delivered to the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in Washington. " So apparently there were 1060 copies. This is a story of a community in Minneapolis along the Mississippi River who were displaced by the inexorable steam-roller of progress. An interesting story, notable for its brevity and poignancy; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 52 pages View more info

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NEBRASKA FOLKLORE Book Three

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Woodruff Printing Company: 1941

Order Number: 5386

Condition: Very Good+


Slight pulling to staples from cover. Slight shelf wear to cover. Internally NF ; Ballads, tall tales, legends, and even recipes liven up this look at Nebraskan life ; 12mo; 32 pages View more info