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Image for NEW CASTLE ON THE DELAWARE Dutch Tercentenary Edition 1651-1951

NEW CASTLE ON THE DELAWARE Dutch Tercentenary Edition 1651-1951

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

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

Order Number: 5069

Condition: Very Good-


Covers with light shelfwear. Minor spine creases ; The history and landmarks of the lovely village of New Castle, Delaware; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151, ix 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


Moderate 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 ; 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: $90.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5182

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ a bit tanned and with light chipping. Sticker on 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; 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: $60.00

Publisher: Livingston, The Township of Livingston: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5198

Condition: Very Good


Small tape and marks on front endpaper. ; 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: $75.00

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 and children's drawing on p 130 ; 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: $125.00

Publisher: Louisville, University of Louisville: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5220

Condition: Very Good


Sunning and fading to spine and with light rubbing to spine ends. Gold lettering on cover is faded; 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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A PICTURE OF LYCOMING COUNTY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

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 first blank page. 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: $150.00

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

Order Number: 5265

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Slight browning to endpapers; 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: $90.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press:

Order Number: 5270

Condition: Very Good+


Bookplate. Slight browning to boards; 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: $50.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Woodruff Printing Company: 1941

Order Number: 5386

Condition: Very Good+


Ballads, tall tales, legends, and even recipes liven up this look at Nebraskan life ; 12mo; 32 pages View more info

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MONTEREY PENINSULA

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Stanford University, James Ladd Deldin: 1946

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Order Number: 5297

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Browning to edges and endpapers. Bookplate in front pastedown. Light shelfwear and chipping to DJ; DJ shows woodcut of quaint street scene. Extensive history of the region and notable notes of the main towns. A Spanish glossary included in the rear; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 200 pages View more info

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MONTEREY PENINSULA

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Stanford University, James Ladd Deldin: 1946

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Order Number: 5307

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Browning to edges, endpapers and DJ. Front endpaper has sticker residue and partial inscription. Small open tears and apparent dampstaining to DJ; DJ shows woodcut of quaint street scene. Extensive history of the region and notable notes of the main towns. A Spanish glossary included in the rear; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 200 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: 5312

Condition: Very Good+


Typical browning to endpapers. Bookplate on half title page ; Maps in front endpaper. Plenty of photos of scenic views, trails, etc ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 132 pages View more info

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PRINTING COMES TO LINCOLN

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Ben Franklin Club of Lincoln: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5370

Condition: Very Good+


Light edgewear to boards; First and only printing, October 1940. Account of printing in the old days; 8vo; 80 pages View more info

Image for NEW HAMPSHIRE A Guide to the Granite State

NEW HAMPSHIRE A Guide to the Granite State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1938

Edition: Later Printing

Order Number: 5419

Condition: Very Good+


Slight browning internally. Boards with very light rubbing to extremities. Former owner's name on first blank page; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 559 pages View more info

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A PICTURE OF LYCOMING COUNTY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Williamsport, Commisioners of Lycoming County: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17791

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear to boards. Gilt spine lettering a bit faded. Stamped on front free endpaper; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 223 pages View more info

Image for THE OREGON TRAIL The Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean

THE OREGON TRAIL The Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House:

Order Number: 5599

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's writing on front free endpaper. Front hinge weakening; Both a guide and a history, the book is organized geographically, from east to west, borrowing liberally from the jounals of Lewis and Clark, among others, to get the flavor of the country. Beige coarse-weave cloth with dark brown lettering and design. Folding map tipped into rear endpaper; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 244 pages View more info

Image for OUR WASHINGTON A Comprehensive Album of the Nation's Capital in Word and Pictures

OUR WASHINGTON A Comprehensive Album of the Nation's Capital in Word and Pictures

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. Mcclurg & Company: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5880

Condition: Very Good


An offshoot of the Washington, D. C. Guide, this pictorial reference contains full page photos of the notable landmarks of the capital city, as well as embassies, artworks, and more; Amercian Guide Series; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; 4to; 178 pages View more info

Image for READING'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Its History and Traditions

READING'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Its History and Traditions

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, William Penn Association of Philadelphia: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5659

Condition: Very Good+


Binding slightly loose; The history and details of the volunteer firefighter companies in the Greater Reading area. Includes a map tipped into the rear endpaper showing the locations of firehouses and call boxes. quite scarce ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 263 pages View more info

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ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY A History & Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Rochester, Scrantom's: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5704

Condition: Good


Rubbing to extremities. Ex-lib with minimal markings. Binding not tight. Torn area to front endpaper. Three folding maps missing; Following the standard format of the AGS, the history and landmarks of Rochester, New York, are rich in detail ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 460 pages View more info

ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY A History & Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rochester, Scrantom's: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5707

Condition: Good


Three fold-out maps missing; Maps in endpapers. Following the standard format of the AGS, the history and landmarks of Rochester, New York, are rich in detail ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 460 pages View more info

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A SOUTH DAKOTA GUIDE

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Pierre, State Publishing Company: 1952

Edition: Second Edition

Order Number: 5741

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Binding not tight. Shelf wear and small open tear to DJ, which is price clipped; The rough-and-tumble pioneer history of South Dakota is here chronicled, along with the ususal tours and points of interest; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxvii, 421 pages View more info

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MISSOURI A Guide to the "Show Me" State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan & Pearce: 1941

Order Number: 17036

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ with small chips along top edges and spine. ; No rear map as issued. Photogravures. ; 8vo; 652 pages View more info

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GUIDE TO TUSCARAWAS COUNTY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New Philadelphia, Tucker Printing Company: 1939

Order Number: 5837

Condition: Very Good


Dampstaining in spots; Leading manufacturers of Swiss Cheese and sewer pipe are (or were) located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, also the Erie Canal, and other points of interest. Read all about them here. Folding map of New Philadelphia bound in; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 119 pages View more info

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HERE'S NEW ENGLAND A Guide to Vacationland

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5894

Condition: Very Good


Boards slightly faded. Rear endpaper with notes. Rear map missing. Includes numerous ephemera from this period laid-in; A guide to the highlights of the six New England states for your vacation pleasure. Photos bound in before the title page, of quaint houses and scenic views. Project director Alsburg wanted to produce six regional guides covering all then-48 states, but this is the only one to see the light of day. Including the beautiful photogravures; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 122 pages View more info

Image for FEDERAL THEATRE PLAYS Prologue to Glory; One-Third of a Nation; Haiti

FEDERAL THEATRE PLAYS Prologue to Glory; One-Third of a Nation; Haiti

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5919

Condition: Very Good+


Sunning to spine. Binding not tight; During the Depression, it was felt that dramatists, actors, and stage crew were valuable cultural resources, so the government supported the creation and performance of original works of drama. This volume contains Prologue to Glory, about the early days of Abe Lincoln; One-Third of a Nation, about tenement life; and Haiti, about that nation's struggle for independence. Stated first printing. With one photograph from each production ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xiii, 81, 121, 80 pages View more info

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HERE'S NEW ENGLAND A Guide to Vacationland

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17077

Condition: Very Good+


Bookplate. Pages a bit tanned ; A guide to the highlights of the six New England states for your vacation pleasure. Photos bound in before the title page, of quaint houses and scenic views. Project director Alsburg wanted to produce six regional guides covering all then-48 states, but this is the only one to see the light of day. ; Photogravures; 8vo; 122 pages View more info