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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

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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

Image for HERE'S NEW ENGLAND A Guide to Vacationland

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

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INDIANA A Guide to the Hoosier State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1947

Order Number: 18063

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ price clipped and with light chipping. Boards with light rubbing to extremities; Very handsome copy with photogravures and rear folding map ; 8vo; 548 pages View more info

Image for THE AMERICAN GUIDE A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide for the United States

THE AMERICAN GUIDE A Source Book and Complete Travel Guide for the United States

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17797

Condition: Very Good


Boards with light rubbing to extremities and with gilt spine lettering faded. Mild bumping to one corner. Former owner's name on page facing first blank page ; 8vo; 301 pages View more info

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MT. HOOD A Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5895

Condition: Very Good+


Slight sunning to spine and with light rubbing to spine ends; Identical to the hardcover version except the half-title page is replaced by a description of the book. Originally published at $1.00. 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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ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY A History & Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Rochester, Scrantom's: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5706

Condition: Very Good+


Front hinge nicely repaired; Three folding maps tipped in. Maps in endpapers. Following the standard format of the AGS, the history and landmarks of Rochester, New York, are rich in detail ; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 460 pages View more info

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NEBRASKA A Guide to the Cornhusker State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18217

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with light chipping along edges. A very handsome copy with endpapers a bit tanned; Rear map in NF condition; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxiii,424 pages View more info

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ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY A History & Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Rochester, Scrantom's: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17914

Condition: Very Good+


Small bookplate; Including 3 folding maps ; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 460 pages View more info

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NEVADA A Guide to the Silver State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Portland, Binfords & Mort, Publishers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17793

Condition: Very Good-


Glue residue and former owner's name to front endpaper. Rear map pocket clumsily repaired - but rear map in VG condition. Rear hinge started; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages View more info

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KANSAS A Guide to the Sunflower State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1949

Order Number: 9199

Condition: Very Good


Light wear to extremities. Browning to endpapers; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 538 pages View more info

Image for NEW JERSEY A PROFILE IN PICTURES

NEW JERSEY A PROFILE IN PICTURES

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, M Barrows and Company: 1939

Order Number: 9359

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Price clipped DJ shows light wear to extremities; Numerous pictures depict the varied nature of the Garden State. Unpaginated ; B&W Photographs; Square 12mo; 64 pages View more info

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PRINTING COMES TO LINCOLN

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Ben Franklin Club of Lincoln: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 9724

Condition: Very Good


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

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WASHINGTON City and Capital

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17805

Condition: Very Good


Spine lettering faded. Former owner's notes on first blank page. Faint foxing to half title page. Front hinge weakening. Rear map and last pages missing ; It is said that when President Roosevelt received his copy, he exclaimed, 'Where is the steamer trunk that goes with it? ' A huge book, over 1100 pages, really comprising two books, one a guide to the city and one a guide to the workings of the government. The text is notable for its candor, especially in the section regarding African-Americans and the poor social conditions prevalent at the time. Much of the critical reporting on this and o... View more info

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MONTEREY PENINSULA

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Stanford University, James Ladd Delkin: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17121

Condition: Very Good-


Front board creased. ; Ex-Library; Photogravures; 8vo; 207 pages View more info

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A GUIDE TO KEY WEST

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1949

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Order Number: 16978

Condition: Very Good-


Light chipping to spine ends. Small spots to front board ; Photogravures; 12mo; 122 pages View more info

Image for MISSOURI A Guide to the 'show Me' State

MISSOURI A Guide to the 'show Me' State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $45.00

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

Order Number: 16887

Condition: Very Good-


Boards worn. Hinges weak; Numerous photographures; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 652 pages View more info

Image for WEST VIRGINIA A Guide to the Mountain State

WEST VIRGINIA A Guide to the Mountain State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1961

Order Number: 16859

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Boards with mild spotting. Ex-lib with minimal markings. Endpapers with spots from glue residue. DJ sunned especially on spine. ; Numerous photographures; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxxi, 559 pages View more info

Image for PRINCE WILLIAM The Story of its People and its Places

PRINCE WILLIAM The Story of its People and its Places

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Manassas, Bethlehem Good Housekeeping: 1941

Order Number: 9454

Condition: Very Good


Boards with light wear to extremities. Previous owner's name to front free endpapers. Slight browning to endpapers; First and only edition, other than the facsimile reprint of 1961. The original 1941 edition, with roster of the Bethlehem Good Housekeeping Club. Chapters on the history of Prince Willliam county, Virginia, as well as on education and the road system. Four scenic tours, and two interesting appendices of the list of taxpayers and of those serving in the Civil War. ; 8vo; 261 pages View more info

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NEBRASKA A Guide to the Cornhusker State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17241

Condition: Very Good+


Typical browning to endpapers. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. ; NF map in rear pocket; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxiii,424 pages View more info

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

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

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Age Books: 1938

Order Number: 17069

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ with light fraying along edges and with small chips on top spine. 2" open tear to DJ back. Endpapers browned. Former owner's notes on front free endpaper. ; Includes rear folding map ; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 244 pages View more info

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IOWA A Guide to the Hawkeye State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1945

Order Number: 16999

Condition: Very Good-


Boards with light rubbing to extremities and with small bleached areas. Endpapers browned (as usual). Internally a tight and attractive copy with rear folding map in NF condition; The Iowa state guide is quite rare ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 583 pages View more info

Image for INDIANA A Guide to the Hoosier State

INDIANA A Guide to the Hoosier State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18190

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ with light chipping. One corner nicely tape repaired. Endpapers browned ; Folding map in rear pocket ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 548 pages View more info

Image for IDAHO A Guide in Word and Picture

IDAHO A Guide in Word and Picture

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Order Number: 18203

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ a bit browned and with light chipping along edges. Price sticker on rear DJ. ; Written mostly by Vardis Fisher; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 300 pages View more info

Image for KANSAS A Guide to the Sunflower State

KANSAS A Guide to the Sunflower State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18204

Condition: Very Good+


Endpapers browned. Else we would have called it NF; Folding map in rear pocket ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 538 pages View more info

Image for WYOMING A Guide to its History, Highways, and People

WYOMING A Guide to its History, Highways, and People

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18212

Condition: Very Good-


Boards with moderate wear to extremities and light bumping to corners. Rear pocket open on one side. ; Including folding map in rear pocket ; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxvii, 490 pages View more info

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MISSOURI A Guide to the 'show Me' State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

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

Order Number: 18235

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ tape repaired and with light chipping along edges. Boards with light rubbing to extremities. ; Book: 1st Edition. DJ: 3rd printing (as indicated on front inside flap) ; American Guide Series; Photogravures; 8vo; 652 pages View more info

Image for KENTUCKY A Guide to the Bluegrass State

KENTUCKY A Guide to the Bluegrass State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1954

Order Number: 18239

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ price clipped and with light chipping along edges. One small hole and creasing to DJ front. Boards with light rubbing to extremities; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 489 pages View more info

Image for CONNECTICUT A Guide to its Roads, Lore and People

CONNECTICUT A Guide to its Roads, Lore and People

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18990

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ price clipped and with minor edgewear and chipping. Boards with minor rubbing and lettering a bit faded. Front hinge nicely repaired. ; Including rear map ; American Guide Series; Photogravures; 8vo; 593 pages View more info

Image for NEW ENGLAND HURRICANE A Factual, Pictorial Record

NEW ENGLAND HURRICANE A Factual, Pictorial Record

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Boston, Hale, Cushman & Flint: 1938

Order Number: 19216

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ darkened and with light chipping. Slight tanning to endpapers; The epic tempest of 1938 cut a path of destruction through New England that went on for miles, leaving debris and despair in its wake. This book was prepared and printed in record time; the storm reached the tri-state area in the evening of September 21, 1938, and the book was published in October. The first edition was out of print in a very short time - this 2nd edition came out in November. Numerous photos illustrate the carnage, with detailed captions. This is the first time that we see a DJ ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to; 220... View more info