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    Qauife, Milo M.:  The Capture of Old Vincennes The Original Narratives of George Rogers Clark and of His Opponent Gov. Henry Hamilton.  Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1927). Possibly a First Edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with faint gilt text on the spine and gilt text stamping on the front board with blind embossed borders. An octavo of 8 5/8 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth over the spine faded and the cloth worn through at the lower edges of both boards and the fore edge of the rear board. Signed by the author, Milo Milton Qauife on the first free end page with a date of April, 1928. Also, clipped to the first free end page is a two page letter from the Mississippi Valley Historical Review of September, 1928 which deals with the siege of Fort Sackville as well as a 1929 photograph of the "old British Jail" where Governor Hamilton and his British Officers were confined as prisoners of war 1n 1779-1780. 231 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of George Robers Clark from a painting. Bobbs-Merrill was very inconsistent in identifying their first editions for many years. They often used a "first edition" slug, but just as often made no mention at all. As this copy came from Mr. Qauife's library and he was its author it is probable that it is a first edition.
    TB31711  $75.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  Life of Black Hawk.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1916. First thus. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt seal and border on the front board and gilt text on the spine all of which is very bright and readable. There is a slight bump to the cloth over the spine most likely due to binding error from a folded spine lining. The 14th Lakeside Classic issued at Christmas time of 1916. The fold-out map following page 32 is present and in perfect condition. A splendid copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28431  $375.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1919. First thus. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine, a gilt top edge to the text block with gilt text and decoration and borders on the front board. There is one small scuff mark on the rear board. The gilt text on the spine is quite clear and very readable and the gilt borders and decorations on the front board are bright and free of tarnish. The 17th volume in the Lakeside Classic series which was released in 1919. The book reprints "The Memoirs of Christina Holmes Tillson" which was originally only circulated to her family and her close friends and describes her life in early Illinois. A very handsome copy!
    TB28210  $250.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  Pictures of Illinois One Hundred Years Ago.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1918. First thus. Fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and with a gilt top edge to the text block. The gilt text stamping on the spine is extremely bright and clean on both the spine and on the front board. There is a very slight blemish on the lower end of the spine area. The 16th volume in the Lakeside Classic series which was released at Christmastime in 1917. From the library of Milo Milton Qauife. It provides three eye-witness accounts of the early history of Illinois. 186 pages including an index, appendix, text and illustrated with a frontispiece engraving. A beautiful, tight and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB31881  $250.00



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    Quaife, Milo:  Lake Michigan.  Indianapolis: The Bobb-Merrill Co., 1944. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and a gilt outline of the lake on the front board and with map end sheets. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches with light rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the head and heel of the spine and at the fore corners of the boards. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping across the top edge of the spine area and a 1/4" chip from the upper fore corner of the front panel together with a number of short closed tears with related creasing at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the special, tipped-in page immediately after the first free end sheet. The third volume in The American Lakes Series. 384 pages containing an index and bibliographical notes. Illustrated from black and white photographs throughout.
    TB30595  $95.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  John Long's Voyages and Travels in the Years 1768-1788.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1922. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt borders on the front board, gilt text on the spine and a gilt top edge to the text block with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. There is a vertical stain of 3 1/2" in length and about 1/2" wide at its widest point on the front board just beneath the Lakeside Press logo. There is also a prior owner's name and date on the front paste down. The Lakeside Classic release of 1922. The fold-out map is in place and in fine condition. Originally published in London in 1791 this volume reprints the narratives of Long who spend many years in his youth living with Indians. His journals describe his adventures traveling through Canada and the Great Lakes region.
    TB29645  $75.00



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    Quaife, Milo M.:  Chicago's Highways Old and New From Indian Trail To Motor Road.  Chicago: D. F. Keller & Company, 1923. First Edition. Very good+ in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 6 3/4 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the ends of the spine and with evidence of a plate of some kind removed from the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 278 pages including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece, maps and reproductions of earlier works of art and facsimiles of documents.
    TB30056  $75.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  Pictures of Gold Rush California.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1949. First thus. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and gilt decorations on the front board and with gilt to the top edge of the text block. The gilt text stamping on the spine is bright and untarnished. A Lakeside Classic issued in 1949. Laid-in at the front of the book is a Compliments of the Season card from Thomas E. Donnelley. A collection of contemporary accounts which highlight the perils of overland travel to the gold fields of California. 383 pages including and index. A clean, handsome and tight copy.
    TB30658  $50.00



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    Quaife, Milo M.:  The Kingdom of Saint James A Narrative of the Mormons.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1930. First Edition. Very good+ in tan cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black text and blue decorations on the front board. An octavo of 9 by 6 1/8 inches with light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and a long dated gift inscription to the author, Milo Milton Quaife, on the first free end page. Without a dust jacket. The gift inscription noted above is signed by the 24 members of the "Algonuins" [Algonquin Club] to the author "who wrote this but does not own a copy." 284 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of James J Strang from a daguerreotype and eleven plates from photographs. The biography of James J. Strang and the eleventh work published by the Yale University Press on the Amasa Stone Mather Memorial Publication Fund.
    TB31713  $50.00



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    Quaife, Milo Milton:  A True Picture of Emigration.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1936. First thus. Very good+ in decorated red cloth covered boards with a gilt top edge to the text block and gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. The gilt text on the spine is slightly tarnished and faded and the end sheets are foxed a reaction with the glues used in binding. The fore edge of the text block shows modest foxing. A Lakeside Classic release of 1936. With the fold-out map present following page 42 in fine condition. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. Originally published anonymously in England in 1848 as a pamphlet, it describes the life of a woman and her family who left England in 1831 to settle in "the wilds of western Illinois."
    TB31348  $35.00



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    Quaife, Milo M.:  Checagou From Indian Wigwam to Modern City 1673-1835.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (1933). First Edition. Near fine in bright orange cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo of 7 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches with a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the lower edge of the spine. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with very shallow chipping at the ends of the spine area. 212 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece map of 1812.
    TB31712  $35.00




  • Quaife, Milo Milton:  The Siege of Detroit in 1763.  Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1958. First edition. Near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the top edge of the text block in gilt. The gilt text stamping on the spine remains bright and sharp, but there are numerous foxing spots to the fore edge of the text block. The majority of the original glassine dust jacket continues to protect this copy. Sub-titled: "The Journal of Pontiac's Conspiracy and John Rutherfurd's Narrative of a Captivity." 289 pages including an index followed by a list of previous titles published in the series. Illustrated with a frontispiece, maps and reproductions of early photographs and contemporary art work.
    TB29667  $20.00



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    Quaife, Milo M. and edited by Joe L. Norris:  Forty-six Years: The Published Writings of Milo M. Quaife 1910-1955.  Detroit: Algonquin Club, 1956. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by5 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. 49 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Quaife from a black and white photograph. All of this great historian's contributions are arranged in date order.
    TB31708  $30.00



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    Quinn, William P.:  The Saltworks of Historic Cape Cod.  Orleans, Mass.: Parnassus Imprints, (1993). First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 247 pages of text extensively illustrated with line drawings, images from black and white photographs, maps and reproductions of earlier works of art.
    TB31692  $12.00






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