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06405-M0299EECC- Book- LIFE AMONG THE INDIANS, Or Personal Reminiscences And Historical Incidents Illustrative Of Indian Life And Character by Rev. James Finley, "The Old Chief," Or Ra-Wah-Wah. Edited by Rev. D. W. Clark, D. D. Cincinnati, Curts & Jennings. New York, Eaton & Mains. Finley authored this work ca 1860. There is no date, nor are we aware of just when this printing came out, but we think in the 1880s. It is the "Advocate Library" edition and likely issued in a set, perhaps by subscription. Occasionally, we have seen this represented as a first edition but we doubt that is the case. A vivid, firsthand account of frontier life in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan (then known as the North-West) from the late 18th century up into the 1830s. It makes a valuable contribution to sorting out the Indian wars, alliances, treachery and barbarism of both whites and Indians. It is painful for us to contemplate that our nation sprang from such bloody beginnings. Accounts of the brutalities are disturbing. Definitely not a bedtime book for youngsters. Cloth boards. Front board slightly warped, few flecks to spine, very light corner wear, pages consistently age-toned, overall a presentable copy, however. Private library plate and inked name of original owner from Winona, Minn. 5"x 7-3/8"x 552pp. $60.00


04020-M1294LOKR- Journal- HARPER’S WEEKLY, A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION, Harper & Bros, NY. Vol.X, No.486, April 21, 1866. Fantastic item! Reconstruction, the push west and more. Beautiful wood-cut engravings, including The Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans, Louisiana; Indians Attacking Butterfield’s Overland Dispatch Coach [According to the correspondent/artist, who was a passenger on this coach, they left Atchison and were about "250 miles west" when they encountered Indians. They were able to fortify themselves at Smoky Hill Station. Must have been out around what is now Hays, Kansas]; Exterior and interior of Smoky Hill Station; Street View In Santa Fe, New Mexico; Idol Worship in Madrid, Spain & Cochin, China; Chamber of Commerce in Chicago; huge engraving of Prof Louis Agassiz; great advertisements, much more. Many dealers are taking these old journals apart and selling individual pages. We just can’t bring ourselves to take apart a perfectly good item like that, although we could sell for much more. So, it’s all here complete and in excellent condition. Being on rag stock, it appears almost new. A piece of history almost unobtainable anywhere else! 11-1/4" x 16" x 16pp. $140.00


01712-M0593EEE- Journal- LADIES HOME COMPANION, Mast, Crowell and Kirkpatrick, Springfield, OH, July 15, 1895. The Custer Fight, The Other Side (Indian account); Practical Housekeeping; What to Wear and How to Make It; Care and Culture of Flowers, Fancy Work; Children’s Corner; Mother’s Chat. Plus an outrageously chauvinistic editorial about the "New Woman’s" invasion of the professions, the conclusion being that "....if the trend continues, there will not be a single man left in any of the professions at the end of a few decades." Of course, the piece was written by a man. Well illustrated. Covers tattered with extensive tape repairs. 11" x 15-1/2" x 16pp. $16.00


04904-M0596EAKE- Book- A BOOK OF COUNTRY THINGS. Told by Walter Needham, Recorded By Barrows Mussey. The Stephen Greene Press, Battleboro, Vt. 1965, 4th printing. "Explains all the lost arts of pioneer living...Currier & Ives prints come to life...the purest Americana": Gramp, On The Farm, Sugaring, Doing With Stone, The Animal Kingdom, From The Woods, Grandpa's Tools, What He Had To Buy, Around The House, Indians, etc. Indexed, woodcut prints throughout, Hb. Some wear & soil to d.j. 5-3/4" x 8" x 166pp. $21.00


00163-B0990ECOK- Catalogue- ECONOMY CRAFTS, Economy Handicrafts, Inc. Flushing, NY 1970-71. Supplies and equipment for art in papier-mâché, wire/film, metal, foam & wax sculpting, stained glass, burlap, yarn, felt, alum wire, decoupage, copper enameling, tile mosaics, basketry, weaving, candles, foil tooling, models, puppets, Indian crafts, cork, stick, beads, shells, leather, and many more. Good cond. 8-1/2” x 11” x 66pp PB.  $7.00


00849-B0990QRT- Book- SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN ARTS & CRAFTS. Tom Bahti, photos by K. Camille Den Dooven, 1973. KC Publications, Las Vegas. Co1or and b/w pictorial guide. Fine. 9" x 12" x 32pp PB.  $18.00


00850-B0990QRT- Catalogue- POTAWATOMI MUSEUM, Angola, IN. ca 1970’s. Books on Archaeology, Artifacts, Ethnology, Indian Lore.  Spiral bound, slight cover wrinkle. 8-1/2” x 11-1/4” x 14pp PB.  $18.00


00855-B0990QRT- CHEROKEE LEGENDS AND THE TRAIL OF TEARS, Thomas B. Underwood et al., Cherokee Publications, Cherokee, NC. 1982. Illustrated, very good condition. 6” x  9” x 32 pp paperback.  $12.00


00856-B0990QRT- Catalogue- NOMADIC TIPI MAKERS, Bend, OR, 1982.  From some of the alternate lifestyle people who went all the way back to the land in the 1970’s. Illustrated, one page in color.8-1/2” x 11” x 17pp, stapled at corner, self-mailer, very good condition.  $10.00


00861-B0990QRT- Book- PORTRAITS & TURQUOISE OF SOUTHWEST INDIANS. Text by Clara Lee Tanner, Ray Manley Pub Co., Tucson, AZ. 1st, 1975. High quality pictorial. Beautiful color photography. New condition. 9" x 12" x 96pp PB.  $26.00


00869-B0990QRT- Journal- ALASKA SPORTSMAN. Aug 1963. Some soiling, clip from classified. 8-1/4”x 11 x 48pp.  $4.00


00870-B0990QRT- Journal- ALASKA SPORTSMAN. Apr 1967. Some cover soi1ing. 8-1/4” x 12” x 60pp.  $4.00


00871-B0990QRT- Journal- WESTERN HOMES & LIVING, VANCOUVER LIFE. Aug 1969. gd.8-1/2" x 11” x 60pp.  $4.00


00872-B0990QRT- Map- NAVIGATION CHART, TENNESSEE RIVER, CHICKAMAUGA LAKE. TVA, 1968. Includes Hiawassee Island. Colorful topo map, half mile to the inch. 34” x 22". Some wear at folds. $8.00


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