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1 Noah Adams on "All Things Considered": A Radio Journal, SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Adams, Noah New York, New York, U.S.A. W W Norton & Co Inc 1992 0393030431 / 9780393030433 First Edition Very Good Very Good Book Linda Kosarin (Jacket Design) Signed by Author(s)
; 332 pages; First printing; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for former owners label neatly placed to front-free endpaper; SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the title page; Red boards with a tan spine the title in gold; Bright pictorial dust-jacket with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (The year of stories from National Public Radio's 'All Things Considered Program' will take us from China to Romania and from Alaska to Appalachia, from the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe to a West Virginia fire department's ramp-supper fundraiser. Along the way there's musicians, writers, farmers, bungee jumpers, whale watching, lighthouse hunting and trails from St. Paul to Seattle. You also get to see how the broadcast is put together by a team of reporters, technicians and announcers.) 
Price: 6.47 USD

2 Ellis Family History: The Ellis Family
American Genealogical Research Institute; Larsen, Paul; Hallstein, Ann; Mahoney, Ann Washington, D.C., U.S.A. American Genealogical Research Institute 1973 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Wraps, 105 pages with large appendix at the back; Black & white illustrations; Textblock tight and bright with unmarked pages (save for approx 9 pgs with light pencil marks, small amount discoloration at bottom edge from pg 97 - end; Light green cover with title in black; No tears, shelf wear includes some light rubbing, a few light marks; A good solid copy; .....(Genealogy being as it is the study of individual people and their relationships within the social unit of the family, parallels and in some degree reflects the history of mankind. Practically every great civilization on earth has found root in the organization of the family, and thus, each history is composed of many family histories. And this book is part of that rich history, being a record of the members of the Ellis family who made a contribution from seventeenth century England with its wars and economic privations, to the nascent colonies on the alien coast of North America, to the Revolutionary War for Independence, and beyond. Sets forth the origin of the family name, the armorial heritage, and the biographies of great men who have lived through history. This family record was dedicated to those now living in expectation that they will profit from reading this.) 
Price: 10.49 USD

3 The Magnificent Rockies: Crest of a Continent (The Great West Series)
Anderson, Bette Roda; Pike, Donald G.; Ziebarth, Janet U.S.A. American West Pub Co 1973 0910118272 / 9780910118279 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; 287 pages with index; 1973 printing; Oversize book; Color and black & white photographs; Maps; Textblock is tight and bright with no internal markings and no names; Endpapers are a light green; Orange cloth covered boards with the title in gold; Bright pictorial dust-jacket with modest shelf and edge wear including small nicks, and tears to edges; We have placed it in a protective, removable mylar cover; . (By the editors of American West. This volume is much more than the natural history of the Rockies. Enhanced by beautiful color illustrations, this book recounts the entire development of the high country of the West, the triumphs and failures of past and present, and the hopes and fears for the future of this magnificent land, this crest of a Continent. The panoramic story of the Rocky Mountain West.) 
Price: 8.21 USD

4 Playing Grandma's Games (SIGNED BY AUTHOR)
Arnold, Karen South, Ph.D. Ouray, Colorado, USA Western Reflections Pub Co 2000 1890437476 / 9781890437473 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
; Wraps; 150 pages with index; Black & white illustrations; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; SIGNED BY AUTHOR on back of title page; Bright pictorial cover with no tears, no creasing to spine & modest shelf wear; 'Autographed Copy' label placed to front cover, bottom right; ......(This book was Dr. Arnold's first book and it combined her passions for games and American history into one volume. Have you ever wondered how to play faro, farkle or goose? What about queen's guard, fox & geese or botticelli? Or have you forgotten the rules to mumblety-peg, jackstraws or snakes & ladders? You'll find these and many more historical games for adults and children in this fun little book. Grandma's games are just as enjoyable today.) 
Price: 6.45 USD

5 Red and Gray: 1945 Yearbook
Associated Student Body of Sweetwater Union High School; Crews, Jerry (Editor); Courtney, Clifford (Editor) National City, California, USA Sweetwater Union High School 1945 Hardcover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Esther Vonder Au (Art Editor) 
; 108 pages; 1945 printing; Black & white photographs, illustrations; Textblock is tight; Three commercial-size staples hold text solid & secure (w/some wear to areas where the staples are due to some rust); Former classmates and teachers have signed the yearbook; Tanning to front & back-free endapers; Solid red boards with pattern & illustration; Says "1945 Red and Gray" on the front board; Has modest shelf & edge wear including light rubbing to some of the edges; .....(With photographs, autographs and illustrations, you'll enjoy this trip back in time to 1945 at Sweetwater Union High School, National City, California for their High School yearbook. Listed contents are: Administration, Classes, Departments, Organizations, Sports and Activities.) 
Price: 23.33 USD

6 Hubert: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Humphrey I Knew
Berman, Edgar, M.D. U.S.A. Putnam Pub Group 1979 0399123148 / 9780399123146 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Remainder 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 300 pages; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Remainder dot to textblock edge; Light powder blue boards with title in silver; Dust-jacket is unfaded but does have some tanning; Has modest shelf & edge wear; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; . (In a revealing, yet compassionate look at the Minnesota Senator many regarded as one of the finest men of his generation. Hubert Humphrey's close friend and personal physician, Edgar Berman, details the strengths and weaknesses of the politician, statesman, and distinctively American philosopher-realist during the last two decades of his life.) 
Price: 6.25 USD

7 Fundamentals of Citizenship: Civics and You
Blough, G.L.; Switzer, David S. Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Laidlaw Brothers 1949 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 512 pages with explanation of terms and index; 1948 edition published in 1949; Ex-library with library markings; Black & white illustrations, photographs; Book block is tight with tanned pages, occasional light marks (light wear at edges), repair on page 463/464; Red & blue cloth-covered boards with some shelf-rubbing; Has edge & shelf wear including light wear to top & tail of spine/tips; A very good, solid copy; .....('Fundamentals of Citizenship' was used as a textbook in civics, and maintained a position of respect and popularity in schools. The main sections are entitled: The Citizen as an Individual, The Citizen as a Member of a Group, The Community Working Through Its Citizens, Your Government and Its Citizens, Citizens in Local and State Governments, American Citizens in the World of Today. Following the official chapters there are sections covering: The American Flag, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, Compendium of Civic Information, Explanation of Terms, Index.) 
Price: 5.88 USD

8 The Complete Bachelor: Manners for Men
By the Author of the "As Seen by Him" Papers New York D. Appleton and Company 1896 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket As Issued Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Hardcover . 211 Pages with index.Adds for further books at back. Text block is secure with gilt edges. Small amount of moisture marks with no pages sticking. Decorated end-papers with front free end-paper trimmed at top right. Green cloth boards that are slightly splayed and has modest shelf and edge wear. Priced accordingly. Please see our photo-image. 
Price: 10.30 USD

9 The Denver Brand Book: Brand Book of the Denver Westerners (Copy #286 out of 735 copies): 1965 Volume XXI
Campa, Arthur L. Boulder, Colorado Johnson Publishing Company 1966 Numbered Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Raul Rossell 
411 pages with index, heavy book; Numbered Copy #286 out of 735, Regular Edition, Annual Publication for the Denver Westerners Posse 1965; Photographs and illustrations; Book block is tight with no names or marginalia (erased remains of former price top-right of frontfree endpaper), shadow to endpapers; Olive-green cloth covered boards with title in dark-pink on front board & spine; Orange & black pictorial wrapper; Has sunning to spine with title clearly seen, nicks, scuff-marks, hence price - jacket is solid and strong; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; ......(Contents include, besides illustrations: The Merchant Colonists of New Mexico-by Milton W. Callon; The Life & Death of Kit Joy the Train Robber, and Joel A. Fowler, the Human Hyena; Gem Locations in the Western States; The Energetic Captain Berthoud; Disaster in Fountain 1888; Bela S. Buell, Central City's Busiest Citizen; The Sioux Sun Dance; Hispanic Customs of the Southwest from the Cradle to the Grave; Notes and documents on Fort Lewis, Colorado; Animas Forks-the life and death of a mining camp; The Killing of Wild Bill Hickok; Notes on a few early towns of Jefferson County; John Plumber: Prime Precursor of a Railroad to the Pacific; The American Indian's Heritage, assets and liabilities; Early Days in Garfield County; How Come, Why, and also How I wrote 'Denver South Park & Pacific'; Escalante's Trail or Plunder Road of the West; History of National Parks in Colorado.) 
Price: 10.61 USD

10 Journey to the High Southwest: A Traveler's Guide
Casey, Robert U.S.A. Pacific Search Press 1985 0914718967 / 9780914718963 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Julie Roberts 
; Wraps; 401 pages with index; Second edition, revised; Black & white illustrations; Textblock is tight and bright with no internal markings save for the neatly written gift inscription inside the front cover, at the top left; Pictorial cover has no fading, no tears and no creasing to the spine; Has modest shelf and edge wear; . (Much to read and enjoy here of the Four Corners Area and also North Central New Mexico. Beyond the easy romance of a vivid desert sunset, exotic landforms and rarefied air, you'll discover a land that has seen successions of powerful civilizations - the prehistoric Anasazi, the Hopi, the Dineh, or Navajo, the Spanish conquistadors, and finally, the cowboy and miner settlers who shaped the American Wild West. Besides delighting in Casey's narrative accounts of various trips that you can take in this regions, you'll also find practical travel information on lodging, restaurants, shops, museums, cultural events of interest and travel strategies that will help you steep yourself in the High Southwest experience. Drink in the mysteries of a region that includes the Spanish Rio Grande towns of Santa Fe and Taos, plus some spectacular national and state parks and monuments such as Mesa Verde, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point, Arches, and Canyon de Chelly. Also learn more about some authentic wild west mining towns including Durango, Silverton, and Telluride, Colorado.) 
Price: 6.07 USD

11 War, Military Theory, and Strategy An Introduction
Chun, Clayton K.S. U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin Company 2002 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Wraps; 181 pages; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight & bright with minimal marginalia; Former owner name neatly written inside front cover; Unfaded pictorial cover with modest shelf & edge wear; .....(Clayton K.S. Chun is a Professor of Economics at the U.S. Army War College where is on the faculity. He teaches 'War, National Policy and Strategy' and courses on national security economics. So this can be, for many, a first serious study of military theory and war. Provides a start towards understanding military power and how the nation conducts modern warfare.) 
Price: 6.41 USD

12 Coin World Guide to Coins (Fawcett Book # 730)
Coin World Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Fawcett Books 1974 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; Stapled wraps; 112 pages; Second printing; Fawcett Book # 730; Black & white photographs; The textblock is tight with no internal markings save for light tanning and some light marks from age; Unfaded pictorial cover with shelf and edge wear including creasing, light rubbing and a few nicks; . (The contents are entitled: History is Made by the Mint, Colonial Coins, Colonial Paper Money, Territorial Gold, Commemorative Coins, U.S. Medals and Tokens, U.S. Paper Money, Canadian Coins, Mexican Coins and more.) 
Price: 17.83 USD

13 Colorado Heritage: 1986, Issue 3
Colorado Historical Society Denver, Colorado Colorado Historical Society 1986 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Stapled wraps; 48 pages; Color photographs, black & white photographs; Pages are securely attached, and unmarked internally save for mark on page 25; Pictorial cover with shelfwear including light rubbing, small nicks at right edge of front cover; .....('Colorado Heritage', published by the Colorado Historical Society, contains articles on topics of broad general and educational interest that link the present and the past. The enclosed articles in this publication are entitled: Summer Aspen, Albert Schweitzer in Aspen, A Legacy of Green, Through the Parks and Along the Parkways, That Much-Discovered Cave.) 
Price: 6.44 USD

14 The United States Capitol: A Brief Architectural History (Home Document 101-144)
Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Senate Washington, D.C., U.S.A. U.S. Government Printing Office 1990 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Multiple Illustrators 
; Stapled wraps; 36 pages; Black & white photographs and Illustrations; Textblock is tight with no internal markings and all pages are securely attached; Bright pictorial cover with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; . (Perhaps the most widely recognized building in the United States, is the United States Capitol, which is synonymous with the American people and the American government. On August 1, 1793, workmen began digging the foundations of the Capitol, with the cornerstone being laid in the southeast corner on September 18, 1793 by George Washingon and others. But unlike, its counterpart, the Capitol of the United States was the result of a long and somewhat disjointed evolution, with a fascinating and bewildering history, for it has been built, rebuilt, restored, extended, domed and redomed. With this book, you, the reader can come to an understanding of its design and development, leading to an unexpected appreciation of the Capitol as an extraordinary architectural accomplishment.) 
Price: 5.90 USD

15 Songs America Loves (Music for Millions Series, Volume 5)
Consolidated Music Publishers New York, New York, U.S.A. Consolidated Music Publishers, Inc. 1949 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Wraps; 160 pages; Oversize book; The Music for Millions Series Volume # 5; The textblock is tight with no internal markings save for three light circle marks on contents page, two light marks to pages 140/141 and light marks inside the front cover; The lime-green cover has protected the inside textblock, but has wear that includes a four-inch close tear to front cover at bottom left, wear to head of spine, and two one-inch close tears to back cover middle left (hence price); . (This Fifth volume in the series is a collection of one hundred and forty songs that sung their way into the hearts of the American people and through the years they remained popular and established themselves as part of the heritage. To quote the publishers "included here are the ballads of the gay nineties and the music halls, the western and mountain folksongs of the pioneers, the songs of the minstrels and Stephen Foster, together with many favorite airs from all over the world". Each volume they prepared was only to contain the finest music then popular and heard on radio, television and the concert stage.) 
Price: 13.45 USD

16 Issues for Debate in American Public Policy: Selections from the CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher Washington, D.C., U.S.A. CQ Press 2000 156802598X / 9781568025988 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
; Wraps; 317 pages with index; Second edition; Oversize book; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for some light marginalia in contents section & five pages of marginalia/underlining; Former owners name written inside front cover; Bright purple cover with modest shelf wear including 1/3 inch nick/tear to bottom right of spine, crease on back cover; . (The main topics covered in this workbook are: Education, Health Care, Social Policy, Environment, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Justice, Business, the Economy, and Foreign Policy (with smaller sub-sections). 
Price: 8.14 USD

17 Ted Kennedy: Triumphs and Tragedies
David, Lester New York, New York, U.S.A. Award Books 1975 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
; Wraps; 351 pages; Black & white photographs; Textblock is tight with unmarked pages save for a small ink mark to the front-free endpaper, and slight ink-mark to the top; Pictorial cover with no tears and shelf and edge wear including slight spine roll, some gentle creasing, and light mark to top; . (A straightforward look at Ted Kennedy, who was called the last brother. Tested far beyond, this man became an outspoken Senator willing to speak out on issues, and was a man who tried to rise above personal tragedy.) 
Price: 5.70 USD

18 Gettysburg: The Story Behind the Scenery
Davis, William C.; Muench, David Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Kc Pubns 1983 0916122891 / 9780916122898 Soft cover Very Good Book Folio - over 12" - 15" tall K.C. DenDooven 
; Fourth Printing 1993; Stapled Wraps; 47 Pages; Map; Color photographs throughout, also black & white photos; Textblock is tight, bright & clean with no marginalia. Unfaded pictorial cover with no tears. Has modest shelf & edge wear including rubbing, crease to back panel top left corner, smaller crease to bottom left corner of back panel; . Tells the story behind the scenery of Gettysburg. William C. "Jack" Davis served for 13 years as editor of the magazine "Civil War Times Illustrated" and is the author of 15 books on that war, so he shares his knowledge and experience, while David Muench is one of the country's foremost landscape photographers that brings to the pages keen sensitivity and an artist's instinct for the blending of color, form, and mood. 
Price: 6.49 USD

19 The Man on the Iron Horse
Davis-Wilcox; Rhoda U.S.A. Martin 1996 0960664823 / 9780960664825 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Fred H. Shantz 
; Stapled Wraps; 46 pages; Black & white photographs; Black & white illustrations; Textblock is tight with no internal markings save for neat gift inscription to previous owner on title page; Unfaded black & white cover with no tears and modest shelf and edge wear; . (This book was started when a young fourth-grader kept his audience wide-eyed with a report entitled "My Visit to a Castle". The children's questions about the castle and the man on the iron horse were so numerous that the author promised to find answers for them. The result is this brief biography. General William Jackson Palmer, while alive, did not permit a biography to be written, however after his death, his daughters graciously consented to the writing of this story.) 
Price: 6.03 USD

20 Vanguards of the Frontier: A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Earliest White Contacts to the Coming of the Homemaker
Dick, Everett, Ph.D. (Professor of History in Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska) New York, New York, U.S.A. D. Appleton-Century Company Inc. 1941 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
; 574 pages with index, First Edition, First Printing; Black & white photographs, and illustrations;Textblock is tight with no internal markings; Maps on Endpapers; Fore-edge is rough trimmed as published; Dust-jacket has protected the book well, having modest shelf and edge wear including three close tears, light nicks (mostly to top and tail of spine) light rubbing to back panel & light sunning to spine with title clearly seen; We have placed the dust-jacket in a protective, removable, clear mylar cover; . (The Frontier holds the key to many interpretations of American history. Not only was it a melting-pot which produced a common nationality, the American, but it was an influence of the utmost importance in shaping American society as we know it today. Life on the plains and in the mountains as described in this book, portrays the vanguards of the frontier - those groups of trappers and Indian agents, missionaries and soldiers, prospectors and express-riders, bull-whackers and mountain men. gamblers and bandits, ranchers and lumberjacks - all who penetrated the Indian country well beyond the western edge of settlement of permanent homemakers.) 
Price: 14.45 USD

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