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1 (Ward, Lynd). Peattie, Donald Culross JOURNEY INTO AMERICA
Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Mild age-toning, else fine with decorated endpapers which echo dust jacket; in an illustrated dust jacket with very mild darkening of the spine and rear panel, light shelfwear, particlularly to spine ends. 
The dust jacket, endpapers and frontispiece are beautifully illustrated by Lynd Ward in full color, enhancing Peattie's recreations of the past, which breath life into the men and the moments that have captured the essence of America. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Austin, H. Russell THE WISCONSIN STORY: The Building of a Vanguard State
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin]: The Milwaukee Journal, (1948). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
A detailed history of Wisconsin, copiously illustrated. Quarto. 382 pages, bibliography, index. 134 illustrations, reproduced on coated paper. An attractive copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Bennett, M.R., compiler and editor "...SO GALLANTLY STREAMING": The Story of Old Glory; The History and Proper Use of Our National Flag from 1776 to the Present
New York: Drake Publishers, Inc., (1974). 087749651X / 9780877496519 First edition. Trade paperbound. Minor bump to the fore edges of the front cover, covers very slightly rubbed, minor crease to upper rear corner, else a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
This comprehensive book includes not only the history of the American flag, but famous quotes, toasts, songs, a checklist of flag postage stamps, and flag etiquette. 104 pages with a bibliography. Illustrated with pictures of the evolution of the flag. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Burke, Emily PLEASURE AND PAIN: Reminiscenses of Georgia in the 1840's
Savannah: The Beehive Press, (1978). First edition thus. Hardcover. Owner's signature on front pastedown endpaper, 1/4 inch spot of stain on the front cover and light soiling on back cover, otherwise a near fine copy without dust jacket with an attractive vine illustration on the front. 
This work, originally published as REMINISCENCES OF GEORGIA in 1850, is presented as a journal, chronicling the author's 10 year stay in the colony of Georgia just after the Revolution. Frontispiece portrait. A lovely Beehive Press production. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Corbitt, David Leroy, editor ADDRESSES, LETTERS AND PAPERS OF CLYDE ROARK HOEY: Governor Of North Carolina 1937-1941
Raleigh, North Carolina: Raleigh, Council of State, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Covers lightly soiled, spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy without dust jacket. 
Illustrated with photographs throughout. 869 pages with index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Costo, Rupert THE AMERICAN INDIAN READER: History
San Francisco, California: The Indian Historian Press, 1974. First edition. Fine in stiff wraps. A trade paperback. 
Book four in a series in educational perspectives. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Editors of Country Beautiful 400 LANDMARKS OF AMERICA: Where to Go and What to See
Waukesha, Wisconsin: Country Beautiful, 91974). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
Folio. A photographic guide to 400 American Landmarks with accompanying text. 296 pages, index. Over 150 color photographs by America's leading photographers, plus many black-and-white shots. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Fairchild, Henry Pratt MAIN STREET: The American Town, Past and Present
New York: The Greystone Press, (1941). First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine end bumped, else a very good plus copy in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket with some rubbing and wear along the spine and lower shelf edges. 
Quarto. Part of The Greystone Panorama Books, edited by Paul Zucker and William Hendelson; a photographic essay of the main streets and back streets of America. 77 pages. 61 full-page, black-and-white plates. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Hogan, J. J. ON THE MISSION IN MISSOURI: 1857-1868
Kansas City, Missouri: John A. Heilmann, 1892. First edition. Hardcover. Front and rear hinge stitches pulling, pages age-toned, light shelfwear, hint of soiling to spine, owner's inscription to front pastedown, edge tears to margins of a number of pages, else very good plus in dark grey cloth lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. 
SIGNED and inscribed by the author to the front pastedown. Reverend John Joseph Hogan's chronicle of his journey to the interior of North Missouri includes some material about the Civil War. U.S.IANA #H573. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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10 Kane, Harnett T. QUEEN NEW ORLEANS: City by the River
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. Faint stain to the upper front cover, else a very nearly fine copy in an illustrated dust jacket with a sticker ghost to the front flap and a small internal chip from the spine. An attractive copy with jacket art by Paul Laune. 374 pages and an index. 
Illustrated endpapers, thirty-four b&w photographs, one map, and four b&w illustrations by Tilden Landry. A history and travel guide to New Orleans by the popular author of NATCHEZ ON THE MISSISSIPPI and DEEP DELTA COUNTRY. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Love, Paula McSpadden, compiler THE WILL ROGERS BOOK
Waco, Texas: Texian Press, (1982). Eighth printing. Hardcover. Fine in near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with photographs. 212 pages including reference. 
A collection of Rogers' philosophy written by his niece. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Menand, Louis AMERICAN STUDIES
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2002). 0374104344 / 9780374104344 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in fine photo-pictorial wraps. 
A collection of essays about America by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Sandburg, Carl; Hague, Michael, illustrator ROOTABAGA STORIES: Part Two
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine with lower edges very lightly bumped; in color-pictorial dust jacket with with two tiny closed edge tears. With twenty-five full-color illustrations (including frontispiece) executed by Hague in pen-and-ink and watercolor. 
Sandburg was already the winner of two Pulitzers when he wrote these uniquely American, witty and poetic fairy tales for his daughters. Each story has been warmly and expressively illustrated in color (for the first time!) with its own full-page plate. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Shadwell, Wendy J. AMERICAN PRINTMAKING: THE FIRST 150 YEARS
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Sticker removal from the front pastedown has slightly damaged the upper edge of the first four pages, else a lovely near fine copy; in an illustrated dust jacket with slight age-toning. 
Illustrated throughout in color and b&w, on coated stock. The 115 prints in this book represent American printmaking from 1670 to 1820, a time when the outlook was still British. Includes the works of such artists as John Foster and Thomas Emmes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Siebert, Diane; Minor, Wendell, illustrator HEARTLAND
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1989). Reprint. Hardcover. A faint hint of soiling to rear cover, else fine; in a fine dust jacket. Oblong octavo. 
SIGNED by the artist to the front free endpaper. Beautifully illustrated throughout. The author and artist team of SIERRA and MOJAVE have once again collaborated to create a joyful, singing celebration of this country's Heartland, the Midwest. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Stampp, Kenneth M. AMERICA IN 1857: A Nation On The Brink
New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. 0195039025 / 9780195039023 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 388 pages including notes and an index. Includes the closure of the banks, the urban gangs, the Mormons. 
An account of the eventful year and all the major crises. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Steadman, Ralph SCAR STRANGLED BANGER
Massachusetts. Salem House Publishers, (1988). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Slightly splayed boards, owner's small address label and date in ink to front pastedown, else fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
One of the worlds foremost satirical artists turns his attentions to the U.S., in this collection of paintings and drawings in color and b&w, gleefully satirizing all aspects of life in modern America with his razor-sharp pen and even sharper wit. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Steiner, Stan FUSANG: The Chinese Who Built America
New York: Harper & Row, (1979). First edition Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with a short edge-tear. 
A History and cultural study of Chinese Americans. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Strode, Hudson JEFFERSON DAVIS: American Patriot 1808-1861
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955). First edition. Hardcover. Former owner's name on the front endpaper else very good in shelfworn dust jacket with shallow chipping and sticker scar. 
460 pages. A full scale biography before the great conflict. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 The Clay Center Centennial Book Committee, compilers CLAY CENTER 1879-1979
Clay Center, Nebraska: The Clay Center Centennial Book Committee, (1979). First edition. Hardcover. A few pages opened roughly to the upper edges, else near fine in orange cloth with an illustration of a rural Clay Center area stamped in black to the front cover; issued without dust jacket. Quarto. 
A comprehensive, detailed history extensively illustrated with photographs of buildings, businesses, events, farm equipment, groups, families, and individual portraits. 216 pages; family histories; and references. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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