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1 Liberty's Legacy. Our Celebration of the Northwest Ordinance and the United States Constitution
Bloomington, IN Lilly Library 1987 
First Edition. A beautifully presented and well-documented exhibition catalogue of important documents, maps, writings, and illustrations of two of the most significant events in American history with essays by Peter S. Onuf and Pauline Maier and introductions by John C. Dann and Cecil K. Boyd. Foreword by Dennis East of the Ohio Historical Society. Illustrated in color and black & white. Paperbound. Fine condition in stiff glossy printed wrappers. An essential addition to the library of anyone interested in the Northwest Ordinance and the development of American government and constitutional history. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 MORRIS, EARL H. & ROBERT F. BURGH Anasazi Basketry. Basket Maker II Through Pueblo III. A Study Based on Specimens from the San Juan River Country
Washington, D.C. Carnegie Institute of Washington 1941 
First Edition. Oversized format. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs of Anasazi baskets showing both full baskets as well as close-up details of design and weaving techniques. With a fold-out map of the San Juan River country. Full cloth. Near fine with only minimal edgewear without dust jacket as issued. An amazing document of Native American history as represented in the fine art of basket making with many examples of weaving techniques and their cultural significance with reference to style, color, and function. With an extensive glossary and references. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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3 SLOANE, ERIC Return to Taos. Eric Sloane's Sketchbook of Roadside Americana
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1960 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Eric Sloane. Signed presentation copy from Eric Sloane, inscribed: “To the Wilde Library, 1980. Eric Sloane.” Oversize. Illustrated throughout with color paintings and pen and ink drawings of maps, landscapes, buildings, people, etc. depicting life on the road with artist and writer Eric Sloane, traveling from New York to Taos, New Mexico. Near fine or better copy with a trace of wear without dust jacket. Foreword by author and historian Bruce Catton. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 SLOANE, ERIC School Days by Eric Sloane. ABC Book of Early Americana and The Little Red Schoolhouse
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1963 & 1972 
Later printings. Two volume set, both signed by the author, Eric Sloane. Signed presentation copies from Eric Sloane, both inscribed: “To the Wildes, Eric. 1982.” Oversize. Illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings by Eric Sloane of ‘ordinary' images of traditional rural American school life. ABC is about fine with a very faint trace of rubbing to the corners at the top and bottom of the spine. Schoolhouse has a 1/3” tear to the cloth at the top of the spine at the fold and a tiny bit of rubbing to the bottom of the spine. Both volumes are enclosed in the publisher's printed slipcase which is slightly worn and spotted. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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