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Abe Martin - Kin Hubbard; A Study of a Character and His Creator Intended Primarily  as a...
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Abe Martin - Kin Hubbard; A Study of a Character and His Creator Intended Primarily as a Checklist of the Abe Martin Books, But Enlarged to Include a Sketch of the Life of Frank McKinney Hubbard and the Evolution of Abe Martin

by Stillson, Blanche and Russo, Dorothy Ritter

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Indianapolis, IN: Blanche Stillson and Dorothy Ritter Russo, 1939. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Blanche Stillson on front end page - "To Lena with love Blanche Stillson, Aug. 18, 1939". With an Appreciation of Kin Hubbard by John Calvin Mellett. One of an unnumbered edition of 350 copies, 250 of which were for sale. 39 pp. in brown French Wrappers, Near Fine, a few spots of foxing, toning at front gutter. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Limited First Edition. French Wrappers. Near Fine/Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Chap Book.
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Abe Martin's Barbed Wire
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Abe Martin's Barbed Wire

by Hubbard, Kin

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Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "To Hilton U. Brown from his old friend Kin, 1928- twenty-third annual book". Hilton U. Brown was a longtime newspaperman at the Indianapolis News, rising through the ranks from city editor to become general manager and vice-president. He was President Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Butler University, whose Hilton U. Brown Theatre bears his name. Book is Near Fine, top corners small bumps, in a Very Good dust jacket, spine darkened, small chips and tears at folds. SIGNED copies of Hubbard's books are uncommon, RARE with such a great Hoosier Association. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.
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Abe Martin's Town Pump
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Abe Martin's Town Pump

by Hubbard, Kin

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Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front end page, and SCARCE thus. Book is Very Good Plus, top corners bumped, small faint sticker shadow at bottom of spine, a Very Good dust jacket, small chips and edge tears, small label with "63" bottom edge of spine. SIGNED copies of Hubbard's books are uncommon, particularly in collectible condition, and this title is SCARCE. . SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Abe Martin's Sayings and a Novel By Miss Fawn Lippincut- Velma's Vow; A Gripping Love Tale
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Abe Martin's Sayings and a Novel By Miss Fawn Lippincut- Velma's Vow; A Gripping Love Tale

by Martin, Abe (Kin Hubbard)

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Indianapolis, Indiana: Abe Martin Publishing Co., 1916. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page - "To Will Hays from his friend Kin Hubbard 1916". Will Hays managed Warren G. Hardings successful campaign for the Presidency of the U.S. and was subsequently appointed Postmaster General. After a year in that position, he resigned to become most famously known as the first President of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which under his guidance published a blacklist of actors and workers studios should not hire, inserted moral clauses into actors' contracts, and published an informal list of suggested guidelines for film producers. Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard was the creator of the cartoon "Abe Martin of Brown County" which ran in U.S. newspapers from 1904 until his death in 1930, and was the originator of many political quips that remain in use. North American humorist Will Rogers reportedly declared Kin to be "America's greatest… Read More
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Abe Martin the Joker on Facts - ASSOCIATION COPY
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Abe Martin the Joker on Facts - ASSOCIATION COPY

by Hubbard, Kin

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Indianapolis, Indiana: Abe Martin Publishing Co., 1920. Association Copy. Verso front endpage states -" This edition was printed for John R. Johnston Pittsburgh, Pa., for distribution among friends, who enjoy the quaint style of the famous Hoosier, Kin Hubbard, through the medium of his creation, Abe Martin. Presented to Will H. Hays( signed in ink), Holiday Greetings 1920-1921 Number 213. The purpose is to reduce the 'High Cost of Laughing' ." John R. Johnston was a prominent glass manufacturer and also prominent in national Republican politics, which explains the Hays connection. Will H. Hays managed Warren G. Hardings successful campaign for the Presidency of the U.S. and was subsequently appointed Postmaster General. After a year in that position, he resigned to become most famously known as the first President of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which under his guidance published a blacklist of actors and workers studios should not hire, inserted… Read More
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Abe Martin's Almanack for 1908
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Abe Martin's Almanack for 1908

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Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1907. Very Good Plus, light rubbing at edges of boards. SCARCE. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Achievement How It Is Won
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Achievement How It Is Won

by Hays, Will H.( Presentation Copy to His Son )

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New York: American Educational Press, 1926. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR OF INTRODUCTION Will H.. Hays on front endpage -"Dear Billie: Read these articles. "A Man's Job Is What He Makes It"- whatever that job may be. I know you will do all yours well. Affectionately, Will H. Hays June 5, 1926". His then 11 year old son did indeed go on to do his jobs well, becoming an author and Mayor of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Will H. Hays jobs included U.S. Postmaster General, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and most notedly, President of the Motion Pictures Association of America from 1922-1945. Wonderful Hollywood Association Copy ! Book is Very Good, titles at spine worn yet legible, light rubbing at the tips. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR OF INTRODUCTION. First Edition. Flexible Leather. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Presentation Copy.
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Active Indiana Artists 1940
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Active Indiana Artists 1940

by Lauter, Flora

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Spencer, IN: Samul R. Guard & Co., Inc, 1941. SCARCE and invaluable resource for the collector of Indiana artists. Fine, nice prior owner bookplate front pastedown. 181 pages with 2 pages of advertising. Illustrated profusely.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Beasley's Logansport Directory, for 1879-80, being a Complete Index to the Residents of the...
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Beasley's Logansport Directory, for 1879-80, being a Complete Index to the Residents of the Entire City. Also a Classified Business Directory to Which is Added an Appendix, Together with a Street Directory

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LaPorte, Indiana : Jas. W. Beasley, Harry U. Wilstach, Publishers, 1879. RARE directory for the city of Logansport, Indiana, 1879-1880, Very Good Minus, covers and end papers soiled, cloth at spine with several small holes, contemporary prior owner name in ink front cover and front end page. 201 pages, with several pages of advertising front and back. An excellent source book for local history and genealogy. Not located at OCLC, although 2 Indiana libraries hold the 1879-80 Beasley's Crawfordsville Directory. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State of Indiana. With Many...
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A Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State of Indiana. With Many Portrait-Illustrations on Steel, Engraved Expressly for This Work. Two Volumes

by Anonymous

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Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1880. Two thick quarto volumes, arranged by congressional district, and paged separately. SCARCE in commerce as the complete set. Very Good in original pebbled calf with decorative embossing white moire silk end papers, all edges gilt, numerous engraved portraits with tissue guards. Very Good, rubbed at edges and corners, corners bumped, scattered foxing associated mainly with tissue guards. A quite handsome set that will require extra postage for priority and international mail. . First Edition. Pebbled Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Thick 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.
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The Birds of Indiana
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The Birds of Indiana

by Russell E. Mumford; Charles E. Keller

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Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1984. Publisher's slip laid in stating "This leatherbound edition of The Birds of Indiana by Russell E. Mumford and Charles E. Keller, with original paintings by William Zimmerman, was produced in 1984 by Indiana University Press. The special edition was limited to one hundred copies". Fine in Fine dust jacket, a gorgeous production, and SCARCE in the limited edition. . SIGNED BY AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATOR. Limited, Signed First Edition. Leather. Fine/Fine. Illus. by William Zimmerman . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.
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Black Power: Gary Style The Making of Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher
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Black Power: Gary Style The Making of Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher

by Poinsett, Alex ; Hatcher, Mayor Richard Gordon

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Chicago, Illinois: Johnson Pub Co Inc, 1970. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY MAYOR RICHARD GORDON HATCHER on front endpage -"Best Wishes to Fred E. with much admiration Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher ". Hatcher became on January 1, 1968, the first African-American Mayor of Gary, Indiana and the first elected African-American mayor of a U.S. metropolitan city and the first in the state of Indiana. He served as mayor until 1987, and during his tenure, he became internationally known as a fervent and prolific civil rights spokesman, delivering speeches alongside Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, and other historic proponents of the civil rights movement. Surprisingly, material SIGNED by him is quite SCARCE. The book is Near Fine, top edge soiled, small bump bottom edge front board. In a Very Good dustjacket, two small chips and small closed tear top edge. A unique piece of Indiana and African-American political history !. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth.… Read More
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The Boss Girl, A Christmas Story, and Other Sketches.
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The Boss Girl, A Christmas Story, and Other Sketches.

by Riley, James Whitcomb

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Indianapolis, IN: The Bowen-Merrill Co., 1886. SCARCE in current commerce in the First Edition and in any of its five States. Riley's 2nd published book. 263 pages. Illustrated blue-stamped tan cloth boards. Coated brown endpapers. First Edition, State 5, ( verso of title page changed, lacking the advertisement for "The Old Swimmin'- Hole", Russo, pp.8-11). A Very Good copy, cloth opened about 3" along front gutter and 1" rear gutter, rear board soiled with cloth a bit loose at bottom edge, Contemporary gift inscription front end page dated March 25, 1886. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Brevier Legislative Reports: Embracing Short-Hand Sketches of the Journals and Debates of the...
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Brevier Legislative Reports: Embracing Short-Hand Sketches of the Journals and Debates of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, Regular Session of 1871, Vol. XII

by Drapier, A.E. And W.H.

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Indianapolis, IN: W.H. Drapier, Printer, 1871. Very Good, prior owner name ("WM Ellsworth") front board and front endpage. Front endpage creased diagonally. Light foxing throughout. Contents are clean, tight and unmarked. Light rubbing to calf at spine tips. SCARCE.. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued.
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(Broadside Poem - framed)  "AWAY"
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(Broadside Poem - framed) "AWAY"

by Riley, James Whitcomb

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No Place: No Publisher SCARCE, the beloved James Whitcomb Rley poem "Away". No Publisher, no date, circa 1889-1925. Fourteen lines on stiff brown paper with author's name at end, hand-colred and decorated with capital "I"and floral decorations. In original frame, under glass, the frame measures 8 1/2" x 6". Fine, not examined out of frame. "I cannot say, and I will not say, That he is dead. He is just away.". Broadside. Fine. 8" x 5 1/2".
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The Buffalo Trace

The Buffalo Trace

by Wilson, George R.; Thornbrough, Gayle

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Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society, 1946. Near Fine, 1/4" tear fore edge of front wrapper. . First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Camp Morton 1861-1865 Indianapolis Prison Camp

Camp Morton 1861-1865 Indianapolis Prison Camp

by Winslow, Hattie Lou; Moore, Joseph R. H.

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Indianapolis, IN: Iana Historical Society , 1940. Volume 13, No. 3. Near Fine, small crease head of spine, very light soiling to wrappers. . First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors
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Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors

by Hubbard, Kin

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Indianapolis, IN: Abe Martin Publishing Co. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page - "To Hilton U. Brown from Kin, Christmas, 1923". Hilton U. Brown was a longtime newspaperman at the Indianapolis News, rising through the ranks from city editor to become general manager and vice-president. He was President Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Butler University, whose Hilton U. Brown Theatre bears his name. Book is Very Good, no date, circa 1920 given the author inscription, red paper-covered boards a bit lightened at spine ends, small stain rear board, in the SCARCE dust jacket, Very Good, chips at spine ends, edge wear, 3" tear at rear spine fold, small numbered label bottom of spine, prior owner names front cover. A great Hoosier State ASSOCIATION COPY. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Paper Covered Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.
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Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana. Historial and Biographical
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Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana. Historial and Biographical

by Charles Blanchard, Editor

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Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., 1894. Very Good, handsomely rebound in brown cloth except for original leather spine, gilt titles and devices, marbled end pages, spine a bit rubbed, prior owner name title page, some marginal genealogical writing and some underlining. With a fascinating trove of 5 pp. of genealogy and local history and with 1895 ribbon commemorating 10th Annual Reunion of the 59th Indiana Vols., which was organized at Gosport and Indianapolis, Indiana on February 11, 1862, and was the first Regiment to report to General Pope for duty with the Army of Mississippi during the Civil War. Also laid in a period photograph of William Travis, who helped compile the book. A truly unique copy of this SCARCE local history. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. Thick 8vo.
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Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana Historical and Biographical
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Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana Historical and Biographical

by Charles Blanchard, Editor

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Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., 1884. A high quality photographic reprint of the original 1884 First Edition, handsomely bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles at spine, no current publishing information given. Fine, No Jacket, As Issued. A SCARCE Indiana county history. A thick, heavy volume, media mail shipping only, please. . Reprint. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket. Thick 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.
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