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Galena: The City of Galena, 1937. Paperback. 80p. + 16p. b&w photos, illustrated with woodcuts, plans, maps, foreword, preface, chronology, personal interviews, mild offsetting to final page from folded color map at rear, very good first edition trade-sized paperback in blue wraps. American Guide Series. Nelson Algren wrote part of...
Bridgeport: WPA & The Milford Tercentenary Committee, 1939. Hardcover. xii, 204p., index, maps, illustrations, lengthy pencil note on front free endpaper with page numbers noted stating that the owner's ancestors co-founded the town, pencil marks and notes throughout otherwise very good first edition in blue cloth boards and gilt. American...
Cincinnati: Sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools, 1938. 42p., 6x9 inches, frontis-map of the Northwest Territory, illustrated with drawings by Earle Sargeant, light foxing otherwise a very good first edition booklet in blue-gray pictorial stapled wraps. American Guide Series. Dykes 242, Powell 1228.
Portage: Portage Chamber of Commerce, 1938. Paperback. 85p., 6x9 inches, preface, general information, bibliography, illustrated with 16 b&w glossy plates from photos and a map of the town, very good ex-library paperback with stamps and pocket in slim green printed wraps. American Guide Series.
Johnstown: The Mayor's Committee of the City of Johnstown, 1939. [iv] 36p., 6x9 inches, foreword by Mayor Daniel J. Shields, note by Paul Comily French, illustrated with drawings and photos and a centerfold illustration of the town after the Deluge of 1936, very good booklet in stapled pictorial wraps. American...
Louisville: Sponsored by the State Department of Health of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Medical Association printed at Standard Printing Co., 1940. Hardcover. xvi, 373p., preface, introductory, illustrated with 15 b&w plates, tables, index, very good first edition in green cloth and gilt with minor rubbing. Not found in Dykes...
Athens: 1941. Paperback. xiv, 136p., foreword, preface, general information, points of interest, chronology, consultants, bibliography, index, illustrations, folding map at rear, very good second issue in blue printed paper wraps. American Guide Series. Dykes 67, Powell 276. Almost identical to the original and not noted in bibliographies. One obvious difference...
Springfield: The Springfield Tribune Printing Co. sponsored by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 1941. Hardcover. 136p., general information, references, index, illustrated with b&w photos and maps, one folding map, good first edition in somewhat soiled red cloth and gilt, corners bumped, no dj. American Guide Series Illustrated. Dykes 254, Powell 1276.
New Castle: Sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society at the Press of William N. Cann, 1937. Paperback. 142p., viii, frontis, foreword, bibliography, index, illustrated with b&w photos and a folding map with points of interest noted, very good second edition trade paperback in lightly-worn green pictorial wraps. American Guide.....
Spartanburg: The Spartanburg Branch American Association of University Women South Carolina, 1940. Hardcover. 304p., endpaper maps, foreword, bibliography, index, illustrated with glossy plates form b&w photos, very good in lightly-mottled blue buckram and gilt. American Guide Series (illustrated).
Bryan: Sponsored by the City of Bryan, 1941. Paperback. 117p., points of interest, bibliography, illustrated with drawings and maps and plans including one fold-out plan of Bryan, very good first edition paperback in cream pictorial wraps with minor wear. American Guide Series Illustrated. Dykes 238, Powell 1221.
Chicago: Diamond Jubilee Exposition Authority, 1940. Hardcover. 95p., cloth-bound boards, sunned spine, cover mildly soiled, frontis. by Adrian Troy, published for the 1940 Diamond Jubilee Exposition (American Negro Exposition) held in Chicago to celebrate 75 years of emancipation. The Illinois Writers' Project was one of the only WPA state projects...
Chicago: Diamond Jubilee Exposition Authority, 1940. Paperback. 95p., wraps slightly browned with minor edge wear else very good condition. Published for the 1940 Diamond Jubilee Exposition (American Negro Exposition) held in Chicago to celebrate 75 years of emancipation. The Illinois Writers' Project was one of the only WPA state projects...
Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co., 1945. Hardcover. 48p. illustrations, two of wihch are full page color. first edition, very good. Some browning to endpapers. Price clipped dust jacket shows wear, rubbing and loss along spine including about a 3/4 inch hole near the top. Series price is agressively inked over...
Cincinnati: Sponsored by The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society & The Hamilton County Government League, 1940. 48p., 6x9 inches, preface, illustrated with drawings, very good first edition booklet in tan pictorial stapled wraps. American Guide Series. Dykes no listing, Powell 1278.
Columbus & Fremont: Sponsored by The Ohio State Archaeological & Historical Society & C. A. Hochenedel City of Fremont, 1940. Paperback. 115p., preface, frontis-portraits, chronology, references, illustrated with photos and a folding map at rear, very good first edition trade-sized paperback in green pictorial wraps. [American Guide Series]. Dykes 247.
Columbus, OH: Sponsored by the Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, 1941. Paperback. 100p., preface, photos, maps, sources, ownership stamp and mild wear and soiling, first edition trade paperback in blue wraps, Cover opens wiide. Stain to lower corner of front cover extending through page 20. Dykes not available, Powell 1246.