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THE BOHEMIAN FLATS

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press:

Order Number: 9723

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ a bit browned and with small open tears. ; No date, circa 1940. Stated limited edition of 1000; This copy unnumbered. 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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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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COLORADO A Guide to the Highest State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1945

Order Number: 17788

Condition: Very Good


Board with light rubbing to extremities. Spine sunned. ; Sixty-four pages of photogravure enliven this guide to all things Colorado, from frontier days to mining booms and busts, to the prewar era. ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxxiii, 511 pages 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

HISTORY OF THE ORDINANCE OF 1787 AND THE OLD NORTHWEST TERRITORY

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Marietta, Northwest Territory Celebration Commission: 1937

Order Number: 5615

Condition: Near Fine


Slight sunning and wear to covers; The history of the middle chunk of the United States, published with some assistance from the WPA, and intended for use in schools; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 96 pages View more info

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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

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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

DELAWARE A Guide to the First State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5060

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Spine faded. Typical browning to endpapers. Binding loose at title page, showing webbing; The very first state to ratify the Constitution, Delaware is covered comprehensively in this guide, including history, landmarks in the various towns, and numerous B&W photos, and a map in a rear pocket. First state binding with blue boards ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 549 pages View more info

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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

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MAINE A Guide to the Vacation State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1969

Edition: Revised Edition

Order Number: 19218

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ with slight browning and price clipped. ; This completely revised edition has it all- Read about the fishin' holes and old salts here, with the usual guide book essays on state history and tours to interesting spots; The New American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 460 pages View more info

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ARIZONA A State Guide

By: Wpa [Federal Writers Project]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 16023

Condition: Very Good-


Boards with moderate wear to extremities. Front hinge repaired. ; Dude ranches and Native villages, irrigated citrus and vegetable fields, it's all here; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 530 pages View more info

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DELAWARE A Guide to the First State

By: Wpa [Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15662

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to boards. Hinges started; The first state by virture of ratifying the Constitution in 1787; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxv, 549 pages View more info

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OREGON End of the Trail

By: Wpa [Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Portland, Binfords & Mort: 1951

Edition: Revised Edition

Order Number: 17763

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Very light chipping to DJ. Last few pages a bit bent ; Oregon, past and present, tours, and cities and towns; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 549 pages View more info

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COLORADO A Guide to the Highest State

By: Wpa [Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1951

Order Number: 14327

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


DJ spine missing. Front hinge weakening ; Photographures; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 511 pages View more info

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WYOMING A Guide to its History, Highways, and People

By: Wpa [Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1952

Order Number: 17804

Condition: Very Good


Boards with light rubbing to extremities ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxvii,490 pages View more info

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VIRGINIA A Guide to the Old Dominion

By: Wpa [Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1946

Order Number: 18005

Condition: Very Good+


Light bumping to one corner. Front free endpaper with small rough spot from removed label. A handsome and tight copy; Photographures, Map in rear pocket. ; American Guide Series; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; xxix, 710 pages View more info

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CONNECTICUT A Guide to its Roads, Lore, and People

By: Wpa [Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1938

Edition: early reprint

Order Number: 13540

Condition: Very Good+


Endpapers a bit browned ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 593 pages View more info