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1 A Maritime History of New York
garden City Doubleday Doran 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Introduction by Fiorello H. La Guardia, compiled by the Writers Program of The Works Progress Administration for the City of New York, Stated First Ediition. Some page and cover rippling from old water damage, not Ex-LIbrary. Collectible! Imprint on the front cover of the Sandy Point Lighthouse., B&W plates throughout. 
Price: 24.99 USD
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2 California, A Guide to the Golden State
New York Hastings House Publishers 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Guide to the Golden State, part of the American Guide Series.. Includes the scarce fold out map in an envelope on the rear inside cover, which has the city map of LA and San Francisco on one side and the entire state on the obverse, map appears as new, unfaded. 
Price: 29.99 USD
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3 Connecticut a Guide to Its Roads, Lore and People
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1938 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The DJ has much wear all around and is price clipped. B&W photos throughout. No map as is seen in the true first. Presents nicely in mylar. Part of the American Guide Series. Map endpapers, written by Workers of the Federal Workers' Project of the WPA. 
Price: 29.99 USD
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4 Maine a Guide to "Down East"
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Written by the Workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. Part of the American Guide Series. Scarce map, Transportation Map of Maine present in the back pocket. The gutters are darkened. Hundreds of B&W photos throughout. 
Price: 29.99 USD
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5 Vermont a Guide to the Green Mountain State
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1966 Second Edition revised and Enlarged Hard Cover Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Part of the American Guide Series,. The DJ unclipped. B&W photos throughout. The DJ has edgewear and minor tears, and tape repairs, one small missing piece, still presents nicely in mylar. Illustrations and photos throughout. Map endpapers. 
Price: 24.99 USD
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6 Virginia a Guide to the Old Dominion
New York Oxford University Press 1947 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Poor 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Part of the American Guide Series, compiled by the workers of the Writers' Program of the WPS in the state of Virginia. The all important map is still in the rear pocket, appears unopened. B&W photos throughout, the DJ is unclipped, $4. DJ has major chips and edgewear, tears, still presents nicely in mylar. 
Price: 39.99 USD
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7 Whaling Masters Voyages 1731-1925
New Bedford, MA Old Dartmouth Historical Society 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Part of the American Guide Series, true first edition. Compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project of the WPA of Massachusetts. The most complete directory of Whaling Captains, their Ships and Voyages, ever published. Includes a brief sketch of the Whaling industry, the records of every Whaling Port in the US. Those who number among their ancesters Masters of Whaling can find an accurate record of the vessels and voyages, as it contains a list of more than 10,000 voyages over a period from 1731 to 1925. Lists Captain, Year, Ship and Port. Prominent captains were, Coffins, Howlands, Clarks, Coggeshalls, Luce, Macy and many more. Green boards with gilt cover and spine lettering. 
Price: 299.99 USD
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8 American Guide Series Washington, D.C.
New York Hastings House Publishers 1942 Revised Second Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A guide to the nation's capital. If you live in or grew up in D.C. you must have this book! Very interesting dialogue about all the sites, neighborhoods, wonderful B&W photos all from a pre-WWII perspective. In the preface, Merle Colby of the Writers' Program speaks of the changes and corrections that are included in this volume. Includes the often missing fold out map of The District at the rear, often missing. The DJ has edgewear and rubbing and some small pieces missing from the top of the spine, presents nicely in mylar. 
Price: 79.97 USD
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9 Delkin, James Ladd Monterey Peninsula
California American Guide Series 1946 Second Edition Revised Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is the American Centennial Edition, compiled by workers of the writers' program of the Works Projects Administration in Northern California. The DJ is unclipped, numerous B&W photos and illustrations throughout. 
Price: 39.99 USD
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10 Delkin, James Ladd Monterey Peninsula
California American Guide Series 1946 Second Edition Revised Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This is the American Centennial Edition, compiled by workers of the writers' program of the Works Projects Administration in Northern California. The DJ is unclipped, numerous B&W photos and illustrations throughout. 
Price: 39.99 USD
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11 Digges, Jeremiah Cape Cod Pilot a Loquacious Travelogue
Provincetown and New York Modern Pilgrim Press and the Viking Press 1937 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Part of the Federal Writers' Project and the American Guide Series. The DJ is unclipped. Cape Cod Map endpapers. 
Price: 79.99 USD
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12 Dorris A. Isaacson, (editor} Maine 'Down East'
Rockland, ME Courier-Gazette, Inc. 1970 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Part of The American Guide Series, first printing stated on the flap of the DJ which is unclipped. B&W photos throughout. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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13 Federal writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration The Oregon Trail US 30 the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean
New York Hastings House Publishers 1939 First Edition Buckram Very Good In Slip Case 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Devil's Tower Wyoming, photo frontispiece, B&W photos throughout, buckram hardcover binding almost identical to that used for the first edition Grapes of Wrath. The slipcase has the title on the spine in dark leather. Some darkening to the gutters. Very collectible condition. 
Price: 199.99 USD
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14 Geoffrey O'Gara Long Road Home: Journeys Through America's Present in Search of America's Past
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1989 0393026434 / 9780393026436 First Edition Hard Cover Very Fine Very Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Stated first edition, like new! DJ protected in mylar. The author retraces the routes of those who wrote for The Federal Writers Project during the depression. From DC to West Virginia to the Dust Bowl and on the LA. 
Price: 14.99 USD
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15 Isaacson, Dorris A. Maine a Guide Down East
Rockland, ME Maine League 1970 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Revised edition, first printing indicated on DJ which is unclipped. Map endpapers. 510 pages, B&W photos throughout. Part of the American Guide Series. 
Price: 29.99 USD
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16 Marc S. Selvaggio The American Guide Series Works By the Federal writers' Project
Pittsburg, PA Arthur Scharf, Bookseller & Shoyer's Books First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
176 pages, thorough bibliography of all the titles in the series. There is also data on many unpublished works by this goup of writers. :Lists by state and appendices that cross reference everything. VERY SCARCE! 
Price: 199.99 USD
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