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Elm Island: School Districts 41 and 68, (Sorensen, Irene, ed.)
1 (Sorensen, Irene, ed.) Elm Island: School Districts 41 and 68
[Shelton NE] (privately published) (ca.1999) NO Unstated edition Softcover Near Fine 
(stapled wraps) [nice clean copy, minor handling wear, handwritten note on inside front cover stating receipt of book by original owner in 1999]. (B&W photographs, maps) A compilation of historical information about Denman, Nebraska, at one time a tiny but thriving community situated on an island in the Platte River south of Shelton, Nebraska. The 60-page book packs in a lot of information about families and businesses in the area, as well as numerous photographs (albeit not very well reproduced). Much of the information is derived from interviews with long-time local residents, occasionally supplemented with items from old newspapers. Although undated, the publication refers to some events as late as the early 1990s, and the original owner's note on the inside front cover indicates that he received the book in 1999. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Lucasville Lore (compiled and edited by Dr. Robert Emerson French), Bumgarner, Nell Yeager
2 Bumgarner, Nell Yeager Lucasville Lore (compiled and edited by Dr. Robert Emerson French)
[Lucasville, Ohio] Laura Rachel/Signature Press 1995 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[nice and clean except for one small smudge on fore-edge, mild exterior surface wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Reminiscences of the town of Lucasville, Ohio, by a lifelong resident, who at the age of ninety-nine "still lives at home, crochets, entertains friends, and edits her writings. Though her memory's edge was dulled by a bout of pneumonia at age ninety-six, her one-liners still cut to the core. Her queer renderings and curlicued syntax spice and enliven her Lucasville lore." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Chicago, Chatfield-Taylor, H.C.
3 Chatfield-Taylor, H.C. Chicago
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1917 NO First Edition Hardcover Good+ Illustrated by Lester G. Hornby 
(gilt-decorated paper-covered boards, with front cover illustration; no dust jacket) [moderate wear at edges and corners, with a number of small bumps and dents, slight exposure of boards at bottom corners, a little fraying at top of spine]. (color frontispiece, pen and ink drawings) Paean to the city, "the pulse of America." Color frontispiece and 31 tipped-in plates; all present and in excellent condition, along with individual tissue guard sheet (with printed caption) for each. "This edition consists of one thousand and seventy-five copies, of which one thousand are for sale." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Lakewood Starwalk, As Seen Through the Eyes of D.O.T. [Disciples of Trinity], Crumpler, Jeanette Howeth, and James H. (Jim) Davis
4 Crumpler, Jeanette Howeth, and James H. (Jim) Davis The Lakewood Starwalk, As Seen Through the Eyes of D.O.T. [Disciples of Trinity]
Austin TX Nortex Press 1998 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dj 
[nice copy, flawless except for bumped top corners]. (B&W photographs) Not quite half the book is devoted to the history of the Lakewood Theater in East Dallas (including chapters on the history of the theater building itself, the history of the 3/8 Robert-Morton Theater Organ installed in the theater, and the Diener/Mills Building), with the remainder given over to information about the Disciples of Trinity (including profiles of many prominent members), the organization responsible for installing the "Star Walk and Fountain" in front of the theater in the late 1980s. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Puritan Village Evolves; a history of Wayland, Massachusetts, Emery, Helen Fitch
5 Emery, Helen Fitch The Puritan Village Evolves; a history of Wayland, Massachusetts
Canaan NH Phoenix Publishing, for the Wayland Historical Commission (c.1981) 0-914016-78-4 / 9780914016786 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
(price-clipped) [nice copy, minor handling wear; jacket a little browned at spine, no other significant flaws except for the price-clipping]. (B&W photographs, other illus.) "The author of this excellent study not only has traced and documented more than three hundred years of Wayland's history and growth, but has also given us a warm insight into the reasons for its development and individuality." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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How Do You Like New York?: An Informal Guide [*SIGNED*], McAdoo, Eva T.
6 McAdoo, Eva T. How Do You Like New York?: An Informal Guide [*SIGNED*]
New York The Macmillan Company 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
(no dust jacket, although front flap has survived and is laid in) [lightly worn copy, minor bumping to a couple of corners, slight fading to spine cloth, some discoloration to endpapers]. (B&W photographs, fold-out map) INSCRIBED (to noted film director Mark Sandrich) "with the compliments of the Waldorf-Astoria and of the author" and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; she has also written "'About the City' Bureau" below her signature. Designed for the tourist with seven days to see the city, the book is proclaimed to "also be invaluable to New Yorkers who enjoy being up to date on their city; they should find it especially helpful when Cousin Emily or Uncle Ben comes on for a visit." I doubt if Sandrich (born and raised in NYC) was actually in need of such a thing, but I guess when you're a big-shot movie director visiting from Hollywood (and no doubt staying at the Waldorf), inscribed books are just another perk to be expected. Signed by Author 
Price: 60.00 USD
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So Young...So Gay!: Story of the Boardwalk, 1870-1970 [*SIGNED*], McMahon, William
7 McMahon, William So Young...So Gay!: Story of the Boardwalk, 1870-1970 [*SIGNED*]
[Atlantic City NJ] Atlantic City Press (c.1970) First Edition Softcover Good Signed by Author
[exterior soiling/rubbing, discoloration to spine, mild soiling to page edges, previous owner's address labels (two of 'em) on inside front cover, and he wrote his name and address there too!]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. "This work is not meant to be a complete history of Atlantic City. Such a history would fill several volumes. It is, rather, a history of the early town, its beachfront and Boardwalk, the people who helped to create it, those who were touched by its magic charm, and those whose ambitions and dreams made the wooden way the world famous esplanade it is today." Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Most of Everything: The Story of Miami Beach, Mehling, Harold
8 Mehling, Harold The Most of Everything: The Story of Miami Beach
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company (c.1960) First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Jon Henry 
(price-clipped) [minimal shelfwear, very slight bumping to bottom corners, book is nice and clean except for a small ink scribble at top of half-title page; jacket has small tears at a few corners, moderate rubbing and edgewear]. (endpaper maps by Roy Doty) "Everything in Miami Beach is the most!" In explaining why that is and how it got to be that way, the book "describes the town's origins [and] follows the Beach's fortunes through the great Florida land boom of the 1920's, the great depression of the 1930's, and the postwar heyday of loose money and bacchanalian indulgence." The author also "takes a startlingly dim view of the city's future as a resort: America has grown up, while Miami Beach has not." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Neuberger, Richard L. Our Promised Land
New York The Macmillan Company 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [solid copy, mild exterior soiling, some discoloration to endpapers, remnant of removed label on front pastedown, small lending library stamp on ffep (no other library markings anywhere)]. (map) Portland, Oregon, journalist's portrait of the Pacific Northwest. Includes chapters on labor leaders Dave Beck and Harry Bridges. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Chicago the Pagan, Port, Weimar
10 Port, Weimar Chicago the Pagan
Chicago Judy Publishing Company 1953 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[tight and clean, almost like new except for a couple of very lightly bumped corners and the faintest bit of soiling to top edge; jacket very lightly soiled, spine faded but front panel very attractive despite a couple of tiny, near-invisible tears at bottom edge]. (B&W photos/drawings, endpaper maps) "A mind guide to Chicago's soul -- its hurried leisure, sensuous pleasures, polygenous architecture, streets of adventure, sights of rarity, and its denizens questing after life." The front-panel jacket illustration is a line drawing of a luscious babe who looks like she's never been within a hundred miles of a stockyard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Whimsical Collection [*SIGNED*], Reeve, Jewell B.
11 Reeve, Jewell B. A Whimsical Collection [*SIGNED*]
New York Vantage Press (c.1967) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj Signed by Author
[light spotting/foxing to page edges, spotting/offsetting to endpapers, a bit of wear to spine extremities; jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of front panel, light spotting/staining to rear flap]. INSCRIBED ("from a Georgia Yellow Hammer Widow") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "Gordon County, Georgia, is the setting for this collection of stories and reflections by the author of a history of the region, who brings modern-day observations to the telling of her tales." Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Proud, Peculiar New Orleans: The Inside Story, Stall, Gaspar J. "Buddy"
12 Stall, Gaspar J. "Buddy" Proud, Peculiar New Orleans: The Inside Story
Baton Rouge LA Claitor's Publishing Division 1988 (c.1984) 0-87511-679-5 / 9780875116792 2nd printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice tight clean copy, as new except for tiny bit of wear at base of spine; jacket shows only a trace of handling wear]. (B&W photographs, other illustrations) "New Orleans proudly remembers her rough and tumble infancy, her famous and infamous ladies, crime and gambling, steamboats lining her riverfront. To outsiders, La Nouvelle Orleans is peculiar in many respects; to her people, the uniqueness is a source of pride. As the material between these two covers will demonstrate, [the author] knows this proud and peculiar lady in the most intimate detail. He is anxious to introduce her to you, too." Foreword by jazz great Pete Fountain. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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