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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

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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 to pages. Boards with very light rubbing to extremities. Former owner's name on first blank page; Photogravures; American Guide Series; 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

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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

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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

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READING'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Its History and Traditions

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, William Penn Association of Philadelphia: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5659

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light wear to extremities; 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 8" - 9" tall; 263 pages View more info

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ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY A History & Guide

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rochester, Scrantom's: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 5704

Condition: Good+


Boards with moderate rubbing to extremities. Ex-lib with minimal markings. Front hinge weakening. Rough endpapers from removed bookplate. 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


Light 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. A very handsome copy; 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

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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

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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

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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

DELAWARE A Guide to the First State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $180.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17072

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ price clipped and with light wear to edges and light fraying to spine ends. Endpapers tanned as usual; NF map in rear pocket; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 549 pages View more info

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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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MAINE A Guide 'down East'

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Rockland, Maine, Courier-Gazette, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Second Edition

Order Number: 19297

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ with light chipping ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 510 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

Image for ROCHESTER AND MONROE COUNTY A History & Guide

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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WASHINGTON A Guide to the Evergreen State

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Portland, Binfords & Mort, Publishers: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 18256

Condition: Very Good+


Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Hinges professionally repaired (undetectable, holding stronger than originally for decades to come). ; Contains tours through national parks and Mt. Ranier area. Folding map in rear pocket ; Amercian Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xxx, 687 pages View more info

HOUSTON A Complete History

By: Wpa [ Federal Writers' Project]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Houston, Anson Jones Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 9166

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows chipping and small open tears ; First and only edition from 1942, there are references to segregated facilities, which jar modern eyes. DJ illustration shows fighting men, one of whom is wielding his rifle like a club, chasing an invisible foe ; American Guide Series; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 363 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

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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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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