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1 LaPorte, Indiana; Now and Then 1982-1832
LaPorte, Indiana LaPorte Sesquicenntial Association 1982 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good-plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Limited to 2500 copies, of which this is #2299. Oversized book measuring 11-1/4" tall. Book is clean and tightly bound with no bumping to boards and no names or writing. The dustjacket shows one very tiny tear at upper front edge and two small rubbed spots to same area, minor soiling to plain white back,and a bit of wear at crease to front endflap, but has been protected by brand new mylar and looks quite nice.Numerous black and white photos (many historical) and a few modern shots in color. Text is comprised primarily of lengthy photo captions which offer historical information, though there are small chapters focusing on topics of importance such as the Kingsbury Ordnance Plant and the United Farm Equipment Workers bitter strike of 1946. 159 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876 with the Plat of Indianapolis and a Sampling of Illustrations
2 Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876 with the Plat of Indianapolis and a Sampling of Illustrations
Indiana Historical Society 1968 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Beautiful, crisp atlas with only one fault -- toning to edge of spine. Otherwise truly lovely with pristine pages and no names or writing. Oversized at 14-1/4"x17-1/2". Taken from the Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana originally published by Baskin Forster & Co. in 1876. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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3 Our Heritage; A Bicentennial Salute to Michigan City
Michigan City, Indiana The News-Dispatch 1976 Soft Cover Fine in VG Slipcase 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Scarce collection of five paperbound booklets in a red, white and blue slipcase published by the Michigan City, Indiana newspaper. Paper is newsprint, but it is extremely crisp with only minimal toning. Slipcase is likewise clean and nice with just one small abrasion from a price sticker to upper front corner and a small chip inside the opening at the top. Booklets each have 39 pages and are titled as follows: The Making of a Community; Lakefront Legacy; People From Our Past; Moments To Remember; and Quality of Life. Photo illustrated. Measures 8"x11" 
Price: 24.00 USD
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The Centennial Book; Official Program of the Ceremonies and Pageant in Celebration of the Centennial of Fountain County at Covington, Indiana
4 The Centennial Book; Official Program of the Ceremonies and Pageant in Celebration of the Centennial of Fountain County at Covington, Indiana
Covington, Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution 1926 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice program with only a few small faults, being a tiny loss of paper to tail of spine. a small chip to top front corner next to spine and a minor bit of soiling to very edge at bottom of title and frontis pages. Measures 8"x10-1/2" and is handsomely illustrated throughout with photographs and maps. Much history, as well as the program of events and the script of the pageant staged in honor of the festivities. Unpaginated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 1965-1968 (8 issues)
Springfield, Illinois Illinois State Historical Society Soft Cover Very Good 
Nice clean collection of eight issues of this quarterly publication. All are tightly bound with pristine pages. Faults include small bit of wear to crowns and tails of spines, rubbing to face on a few, and one which shows a reglued area on spine. Overall quite good. Magazines are illustrated with photographs. Issues include: Autumn, 1965; Winter 1965; Autumn 1966; Winter 1966; Spring 1967; Summer 1967' Autumn 1967; and Summer 1968. Topics include, but are not limited to, Theodore Roosevelt and Indiana politics; Methodist circuit rider, John Scripps; Michael K. Lawler's ordeal with the 18th Illinois; the slavery extension controversy and illinois Congressmen 1846-50; Carl Sandburgh; the Infanta Eulalia, Spain's official represenative at the Columbian Exposition, World's Fair; the founding of the Chicago Daily News; the movement to establish Lebanon Seminary 1833-35; the National Road in Illinois; the Makenzie-Jefferson Theatrical Company in Galena 1838-39; politcal boss, Omer N. Custer; the leasing of mineral lands in Illinois and Wisconsin; a case study of the Chicago Negro voter 1918-1936; Admiral Dewey visits Chicago; the American Fur Company and the Chicago of 1812-1835; Wood River 1803-04; Edward Coles, a Virginia gentleman in frontier politics; the early legal and political career of Sidney Breeze and freemasonry comes to Illinois. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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6 The Marmon Memorial Collection of Paintings; John Herron Art Museum
Indianapolis The Art Association of Indianpolis 1948 Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice, clean booklet showing toniing just to very edges of cover and a few very tiny tears at top edge. Former owner's name's whited out at first blank page. Contents pristine. Illustrated beautifully in full color with one painting per page. Works in the collection by Dutch and French Masters were presented to the Art Association of Indianapolis in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth Marmon all are accompanied by commentary. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Indiana Railroad: The Magic Interurban, Bradley, George K.
7 Bradley, George K. Indiana Railroad: The Magic Interurban
Chicago Central Electric Railfans Association 2001 0915348284 / 9780915348282 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9 
Crisp, beautiful book -- no bumps to boards, no names or writing , and no tears or chips to jacket which will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9"x12" and is printed on coated paper. Illustrated profusely, primarily with black and white historic photos, but also some color. An extensive text follows the evolution of the interurband in Indiana which were broguth together under the same umbrella -- the Indiana Railroad. 224 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Detzler, Jack J. Diary of Howard Stillwell Stanfield 1864-65
Bloomington Indiana University Press 1969 Soft Cover Very Good 
Nice, clean, tightly bound copy. Pages and page edges pristine with no names or writing. Only fault is edgewear and light spine crease. A diary of Stanfield's overland trip from Indiana to California in 1864 via Virginia City, the Montana Territory and a sea voyage from San Francisco to New York via Panama. 232 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Lakeland Chronicles; A Novel, Fahel, A.A.
9 Fahel, A.A. The Lakeland Chronicles; A Novel
Indiana Self-published 2006 First Printing Soft Cover New SIGNED by Author
Crisp, BRAND NEW copy, signed by Indiana author inside front cover. Tells the story of two prodigals who meet on a train -- one bound for a wedding, the other a funeral. Little do they know that they are the center of a web of connectivity that runs back centuries into the history, mystery, and mythology of Lakeland, Indiana. 319 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Fort Wayne, Indiana 1913; A Presentation of Her Resources  Achievemants and Possibilities, Gardner, H.W. (compiler)
10 Gardner, H.W. (compiler) Fort Wayne, Indiana 1913; A Presentation of Her Resources Achievemants and Possibilities
Fort Wayne, Indiana The Fort Wayne News 1913 Soft Cover Very Good Oblong 
Very nice clean, tightly bound book with no names or writing and still showing original cording. Only fault is a small chip to bottom front edge. Edges are yapped, so it's amazing that there isn't more damage because the overhang lends itself to tears and chipping. Lavishly illustrated throughout, primarily in black and white, but also in color as seen in photos. It's billed as "An Authentic Compilation of the City's Industrial, Financial and Civic Activities. Book measures 9-1/4"x12-1/4" and has 117 pages. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Ancestors and Descendants of George Harter 1800-1869, Harter, Fayne E
11 Harter, Fayne E Ancestors and Descendants of George Harter 1800-1869
Grabill, Indiana Self-published 1969 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Clean and tightly bound. No names or writing, and no bumps to red boards. Only fault is a small crease next to spine at front. Measures 9"x11" and has 243 pages. Black and white photographs throughout. A rather hard to find family history. Includes a laid-in type-written page of all family members buried in Scipio Cemetery, Scipio Township, Allen County, Indiana. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Kuenzli. Alfred E. Midwest Flier Magazine November, 1946 (Volume 1, No. 3)
Cleveland, Ohio The Ohio Fliers Association 1946 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean magazine, tightly bound. Also included is a four page color insert (unbound) advertsing Martin Star. Front and back of this is color art and the two-page spread inside offers early company history. Magazine itself is illustrated with black and white photos. Article topics include the Cleveland National Aircraft Show; Michigan Aeronautics and legal problems; Ohio's flyng school teachers; flying the Thompson; the Hoosier Airpark; the Cincinnati Airport; flying the Seabee; and the Waco Aircraft Co. of Troy, Ohio. 40 pages. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Wove in Indiana and Fancy Weaving Jacquard Coverlets  By Indiana Weavers  (two exhibition catalogs), Montgomery, Pauline
13 Montgomery, Pauline Wove in Indiana and Fancy Weaving Jacquard Coverlets By Indiana Weavers (two exhibition catalogs)
Conner Priairie, Indiana Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement 1978 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Two very nice, clean exhibit catalogs, both featuring the collection of John and Janet Simmermaker of Winnemac, Indiana. Both catalogs were printed to accompany displays at the Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement. Wove in Indiana was for the December 1978 event. It has 28 counted pages with beautiful photos printed in blue ink, a common color used for Jacquard coverlets which are the product of a loom that used a series of cards (like IBM cards) to make the distinctive pictorial designs The second catalog, Fancy Weaving, accompanied a display in 1981. This one has less pages (13) and less photos, but describes 78 coverlets in the collection.Information about the craft itself is in the larger book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Atlas of De Kalb County Indiana (Reprint of 1880 Atlas), No Author
14 No Author Atlas of De Kalb County Indiana (Reprint of 1880 Atlas)
De Kalb County Historical Society Inc. / The Bookmark 1974 Reprint Soft Cover Fine Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Very crisp, clean oversized atlas measuring 14"x17", a reprint of the original 1880 atlas. Beautiful graphics (see photos) enhance the beauty of the maps, as well as the historical information at the front of book which comprises 14 pages. Vety gently kept by single owne. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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15 No author Stated Chesterfield Lives 1886-1986 Our First One Hundred Years
Chesterfield, Indiana Camp Chesterfield 1986 Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice, clean book -- rather hard to find. No names or writing, no spine crease. Poem about the Camp by Wanda Day laid-in. Illustrated with historic photographs throughout. Measures 6"x9" and shows only light toning at cover edges and to edges of laid-in poem.The Camp began through the efforts of Dr. J.W. Westerfield and his wife Mary and was established much like its New York counterpart, Lilydale. Includes list at back of invited mediums and guest speakers throughout the years. A fascinating look at one camp and how it reflected the exponential popularity and growth of Spiritualism, which found its roots in both the Society of Friends and the Shakers. 95 pages. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Fulton County Images No. 4, No author Stated
16 No author Stated Fulton County Images No. 4
Rochester, Indiana Fulton County Historical Society 1997 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A wonderful compendium of Fulton County, Indiana history not too commonly found. Filled with vintage photos and maps, as well as articles covering such topics as the saving of two round barns, the writings of William Polke, first white settler; the Smith-Nocholson historic house, the Gilly Burns double murder and suicide of 1904; Woodrow School; and a very long piece on the poet John Emery Troutman. Very clean inside and out with just one small abrasion to front cover. Measures 8-1/2"x11". 111 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Schlereth, Thomas J. US 40; A Roadscape of the American Experience
Indianpolis Indiana Historical Society 1985 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Very clean, nice copy with just a small bit of edgewear to loter front corner area. No spine crease and no names or writing. Photo illustrated throughout in black and white. Includes maps. Measures 8-1/2"x9" Patterned after early road touring guides of the 1920's, book is a history of a major Indiana roadway. 150 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Brown Township Tales; The History, Stories, and Lore of Brown Township in Ripley County, Indiana, Smith, Alan
18 Smith, Alan Brown Township Tales; The History, Stories, and Lore of Brown Township in Ripley County, Indiana
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Four-Step Publications 2002 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall 
Very crisp clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Printed on quality coated paper and includes numerous historical photographs. Book measures 9"x11-1/2" and has 112 pages plus eight appendices and an index. Chapters cover the early history of the township, Fort Buchanan, Olean, Benham,Middle Fork and Lincoln, Dewberry, Cross Plains, and Friendship. Appendices list Brown Township Civil War veterans; WWI veterans; members of J.R.T. Gordon Post #201; Benham, Olean,Cross Plains and Friendship postmasters; and several pages of cemetery lists. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Winger, Otho Memories of Manchester
Elgin, Illoinois The Elgin Press 1940 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice copy of a lovely book with nice beveled edges and crisp gilt printing to face and spine of very clean brown boards. No names or writing and very white pages. Illustrated throughout with vintage photographs. The author served as president of Manchester College (liberal arts -- located still in North Manchester, Indiana) from 1911-1941. Here he offers a look back at the school's Church of the Brethren roots and its founding in 1889, as well as his own student years there and his later hiring as a member of the faculty. He goes on to talk about how it survived wartime and how the plant and equipment were built up, the faculty and student population enlarged, and an endowment program begun. Great profiles of early faculty and an especially interesting section about recruiting foreign students. This includes a photo of the wedding of two Chinese students in North Manchester. 230 pages, including the Manchester College songs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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