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Department of Geology and Natural History: Fifteenth Annual Report

By Thompson, Maurice

Indianapolis. Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Cover surfaces show signs of minor surface insect nibbling, rubbing, and staining. Binding is tight, pages are clean and slightly yellowed. . Author was somewhat of a Leonardo da Vinci. He was a successful soldier, civil engineer, naturalist, geologist, lawyer, legislator, poet, novelist, editor, and literary critic. His most famous work is probably the historical novel Alice of Old Vincennes. He was also state geologist for Indiana for a five year period, during which this volume was produced. Thompson wrote several of the articles himself. Relatively long articles deal with the geology of Tippecanoe County, Henry County, Washington County, Clinton County and Benton County, The Wabash Arch, the Origin of the Indiana Flora, The Pre-Historic Race in Indiana, and Natural Gas. Includes an index. Laid in is a typwritten poem by Jim Harned entitled "A Soliloquy of the Ohio River" dated 8/9/30. On the verso of this page is a detailed hand-sketched diagram of the geology of "Typical oil structure, Shrewsberry Ky. , Nash Farm, South of W. Ky. Fault." . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 359 pages. C5 .

$40.00

The Indiana Experience
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The Indiana Experience

By Lazarus, A. L. , Ed.

Bloomington, IN. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1977. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Blue boards are slightly rubbed at corners, owner blindstamp at bottom margin of half title page, no other defects. Pages are clean and bright, very tight and square, still crisp, a beautiful copy. Jacket is a bit rubbed with slight edgewear, in bright Hoosier crimson. Protected w mylar cover. . This is a large and impressive tribute to the great Hoosier state. Essays, short stories, poems, songs, plays about Indiana written by its children. Including works by Eli Lilly, Wendall Willkie, Ernie Pyle, Booth Tarkington, Rex Stout, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , Jean Shepherd, Cole Porter, and many, many more. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 426 pages. C3 .

$25.00

Indianapolis from Our Old Corner
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Indianapolis from Our Old Corner

By Cathcart, Charlotte

Indianapolis. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society. As New with no dust jacket. 1965. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. No defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked, appears unread. Gift quality. . Memoirs of Charlotte (aka Pink) Cathcart, who lived at the corner of Pennsylvania and Pratt (now Ninth) Street in the 1880s. Many historical b/w photos, pictorial end pages, index, 95p. A beautiful copy, gift quality. . 4to - 11" to 13" tall. 95 pages. C0 .

$30.00

Indiana University Its History from 1820, when Founded, to 1890
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Indiana University Its History from 1820, when Founded, to 1890

By Wylie, Theophilus A.

Wm. B. Burford. Very Good+. 1890. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth covers are somewhat worn at extremities, slightly age-toned spine. Binding is tight, pages are clean and lightly yellowed. This is NOT a reprint or ebook; it is the original first edition, published in 1880. . The first history of Indiana University, by a scholar who was extremely versatile and who was said to have installed the first telephone in the state of Indiana. Illustrated with very early photos of the first buildings. The history consists of an introductory essay, the history of the Indiana Seminary (which became Indiana University) , and a history of Indiana University. Also included are lists of Presidents, Professors, and Graduates. Invaluable for geneological research as well as the early history of Indiana University. A handsome copy of the first edition. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 472 pages. B1 .

$45.00

Damon: Living a Dream
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Damon: Living a Dream

By Bailey, Damon / Trogdon, Wendell

Mooresville, IN. Mooresville, IN: Backroads Press. As New with no dust jacket. 1995. 1st Edition. Softcover. No defects. . Memoirs of perhaps the greatest high school basketball player in history, Damon Bailey of Heltonville, Indiana. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. A beautiful copy, gift quality. . Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 199 pages. H1 .

$21.50

Being Lucky: Reminiscences and Reflections
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Being Lucky: Reminiscences and Reflections

By Wells, Herman B.

Bloomington. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1980. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Tiny nick to front cover of jacket, still Fine, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Memoirs of beloved Indiana University Chancellor and President Herman B. Wells. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. L2 .

$35.00

A Story of Devotion / a History of Printmaking in Indiana:  Indiana  Artists George Jo and Evelynne Bernloehr Mess
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A Story of Devotion / a History of Printmaking in Indiana: Indiana Artists George Jo and Evelynne Bernloehr Mess

By Dubois, June / Krause, Martin F.

Indianapolis. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society. Fine with no dust jacket. 1985. 1st Edition. Softcover. No defects. Pages are clean and crisp, binding is tight; book appears unread. . All about Indiana artists George Jo and Evelynne Bernloehr Mess. Text and fifty-nine illustrations in color and b/w. A beautiful copy. . Trade PB. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 130 pages. K0 .

$22.50

Brown County Book
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Brown County Book

By Thomas, Bill

Bloomington. Bloomington: Indiana U. Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1981. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Softcover. Slight corner crease to front cover, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . An introduction to Brown County, Indiana. Profusely illustrated with great b/w and color photos of people and places. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on first endpaper. . Small 4to - 9" to 11". 96 pages. Signed by Author. K2 .

$25.00

Indiana Historical Society Publications Volume 2
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Indiana Historical Society Publications Volume 2

By Various Authors

Indianapolis. Indianapolis: Indiana Academy of Science. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1895. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Tiny tears at extremities of spine, a little rubbing to blue cloth-covered boards. Bright gilt titles to spine. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Twelve papers on various topics in this second volume of the series, including studies of the laws and courts of the Northwest and Indiana Territories, the acquisition of Louisiana, The Pigeon Roost Massacre, Ouiatanon, French settlements on the Wabash, and slavery petitions and papers, among others. This is the second publication in a long and prestigious series by the Indiana Historical Society. A handsome copy. . Indiana Historical Collections Series. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 559 pages. G6 .

$65.00

Alumnal Record, Depauw University (1910)

By Martin, Charles Alexander, Ed.

Greencastle. Greencastle: Depauw University. Good with no dust jacket. 1910. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Covers are gently rubbed and worn at extremities, front cover somewhat shaken, two bumped corners, minor foxing to some pages, dogeared page. Pages are clean and otherwise unmarked, binding is tight. . An invaluable record of DePauw alumni from the first class in 1840 to 1910. Also includes lists of faculty and trustees, 17 pages of plates: photos of past Presidents and buildings, and an index. Invaluable for genealogical research and for historical research in the University. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 352 pages. G6 .

$55.00

Colonel Dick Thompson: the Persistent Whig
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Colonel Dick Thompson: the Persistent Whig

By Roll, Charles

Indiana Historical Bureau. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Navy buckram covers are mildly rubbed, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Thompson served as a legislator from Lawrence County, Indiana, in Congress with Abraham Lincoln, and was secretary of the navy in the cabinet of President Rutherford B. Hayes. . Indiana Historical Collections, Vol. XXX Series. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 315 pages. G1 .

$30.00

The Country Contributor:  The Life and Times of Juliet V. Strauss
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The Country Contributor: The Life and Times of Juliet V. Strauss

By Boomhower, Ray E.

Carmel, IN. Carmel, IN: Guild Press of Indiana. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1998. Hardcover. Dust jacket has a 1/4-inch closed tear to back panel, some rubbing, now protected by fresh mylar cover. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, binding is tight; book appears unread. . The subject of this Hoosier biography is Juliet V. Strauss. She was born in 1863 in Rockville, Indiana, where she lived her life. The book's title refers to a column by that name that Ms. Strauss wrote for the Ladies Home Journal. Juliet Strauss is probably best known for her writings about the natural beauty of Indiana, and her work in preserving Turkey Run State Park for future generations. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 160 pages. F5 .

$16.50

Lingering Spirit:  A Photogeraphic Tribute to Indiana's Fading, Forlorn,  and Forgotten Places
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Lingering Spirit: A Photogeraphic Tribute to Indiana's Fading, Forlorn, and Forgotten Places

By Bower, John

Bloomington. Bloomington: Studio Indiana. As New with no dust jacket. 2003. Softcover. No defects. Book is new and unread. . An incredible array of more than 200 b/w photos, very little text, showing the beauty and decay of old Indiana. Foreword by former Indiana first lady Judy O'Bannon. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Gift quality. . Trade PB. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 144 pages. Signed by Author. M1 .

$40.00

Magic Middletown [Muncie, Indiana]
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Magic Middletown [Muncie, Indiana]

By Hoover, Dwight W.

Bloomington. Bloomington: Indiana U. Press and Historic Muncie. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1986. 1st Edition. Softcover. Very slight creasing and curling to corners of glossy paper covers, no other defects. . An historical tribute to Muncie, Indiana in the 1920s- a time when it indeed seemed a " magic city." Made famous in the 1920s as Middletown, Muncie was the model American city studied in the classic study by Robert and Helen Lynd. Printed on coated paper, profusely illustrated in b/w period photos. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page. . Trade PB. Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall. 181 pages. Signed by Author. L1 .

$30.00

Brief County History of Monroe County, Indiana, its County Offices, and  1940 Inventory of its County Archives
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Brief County History of Monroe County, Indiana, its County Offices, and 1940 Inventory of its County Archives

By WPA Field Workers

Knightstown. Knightstown: The Bookmark. Fine with no dust jacket. 1978. Reprint. Hardcover. Book has no defects. Bound in red buckram with gilt titles. . Originally published in 1940 as: Inventory of the County Archives of Indiana - No. 53, Monroe County (Bloomington). Invaluable for genealogical research. A beautiful copy, gift quality. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 433 pages. L4 .

$100.00

The Road to Washington:  Henry S. Lane, the Rise of an Indiana Politician,  1842-1860
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The Road to Washington: Henry S. Lane, the Rise of an Indiana Politician, 1842-1860

By Hall, Michael

Crawfordsville, IN. Crawfordsville, IN: Montgomery County Historical Society. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1990. Softcover. Minor bump and crease to top corner of front cover; no other defects. . Illustrated with b/w photos. Political biography. Lane was the Chairman of the first national Republican convention, held on June 17, 1856, during which John C. Fremont was elected to be the first nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States. Fremont lost, but Lane's support for Abraham Lincoln four years later helped Lincoln to become the first Republican President. Lane was thus an important Indiana political figures, but important nationally as well. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. . Trade PB. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 92 pages. Signed by Author. K5 .

$30.00

Constitution Making in Indiana:  A Source Book of Constitutional  Documents, with Historical Introduction and Critical Notes
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Constitution Making in Indiana: A Source Book of Constitutional Documents, with Historical Introduction and Critical Notes

By Bremer, John A

Indiana Historical Bureau. As New with no dust jacket. 1978. 1st Edition. Hardcover. No defects, book is unread. . Volume IV, 1930-1960. . Indiana Historical Collections Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 343 pages. J1 .

$30.00

Hidden Springs: Or, Abe Grew Strong in Indiana : a Play in Four Acts with  Prologue and Epilogue
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Hidden Springs: Or, Abe Grew Strong in Indiana : a Play in Four Acts with Prologue and Epilogue

By Richmann, Lela Kern

Indianapolis. Indianapolis: M. S. Farson. Near Fine. 1974. 1st Edition. Softcover. Faint crease to back cover. Stapled booklet with stiff blue textured paper covers. . A fact little recognized by the general public is that Abe Lincoln spent his formative years in Indiana, from age 7 to 21. (Us Hoosiers ain't so good promotin' ourselves as them Illinois folk. ) This is a play about Lincoln's life in Indiana, originally written in 1939 but not published until 1974, by the author's mother. Illustrated with photos. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 61 pages. I5 .

$27.50

New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of Indiana, Comprising a  Topographical View of the Several Counties of the State, Together with a  Railroad Map of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, an Alphabetical Gazetteer ...
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New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of Indiana, Comprising a Topographical View of the Several Counties of the State, Together with a Railroad Map of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, an Alphabetical Gazetteer ...

By Geo. H. Adams & Co.

NY & Indianapolis. NY & Indianapolis: Geo. H. Adams & Co.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1871. Hardcover. Brown cloth boards with red leather corners and spine. Covers are heavily worn, stained, lacking top inch of backstrip. Book is shaken, but binding is still fairly firm except at the top three or four inches where it is loosening. Pages are all present and attached, but soiled, varmint-gnawed at extremities of first several pages, small chips and tears. The pastedowns are loosening from the boards, and the last endpaper has a long tear. Some pages have owners' names and other marks and doodling, foxing, some creasing. Most of the soil, staining, and foxing is at the margins of pages. All pages are present and all text and illustrations are easily readable. Page 30 has been clumsily removed by someone and pasted to p. 13 (the blank verso of p. 12). . The title continues: "Gazetteer, giving a concise description and the location of cities, villages, post offices, railroad stations, landings, etc. , and a brief history of Indiana. " Book was copyrighted by Asher, Adans & Higgins, 1870. It contains detailed county maps of each of the counties of Indiana, showing county seats, towns and post offices, state and county roads, railroads, canals, county boundaries, civil township boundaries, congressional districts, and geological survey boundaries. In addition, there is a two-page map of the midwest states showing railroad lines (named) and counties. Following the atlas pages is a history of Indiana, focusing on geography, geology, and natural history. A paragraph is then devoted to each of the Indiana counties, again with a focus on geography, geology, and natural history. A gazetteer follows, with a county, description, and location provided for each named place. The 1870 population of Indiana counties, cities and towns is given in two tables. Bloomington, Indiana had a population of 1,840 in 1870, while the populations of Lafayette and Indianapolis were 14,312 and 41,604 respectively. Finally, the principal producers, patrons of the state atlas and gazetteer, and business directories for three counties are given: Monroe, Lawrence, and Jackson. The Business Directory for Bloomington lists by name nine attorneys, seven faculty members at Indiana University, seven boarding houses, three tanners and curriers, two saddle and harness makers, and a woollen mill, among much else. This is not a pretty book, but it is complete and fairly solid, and it contains a wealth of information about the state of Indiana immediately following the end of the Civil War. . Folio 13" - 23" tall. H0 .

$205.00

Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer. Vol. 2. in Mid-Passage
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Indiana University: Midwestern Pioneer. Vol. 2. in Mid-Passage

By Clark, Thomas D.

Bloomington. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1973. 1st Edition. Hardcover. A little faint spotting to top page ends, no other defects. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author to "Mr. Joe. " Blue cloth cover with bright gilt lettering and decoration to front cover and spine. 33 pages of plates, bibliography, index, 429p. . Second volume of author's history of Indiana University. A beautiful, collectible copy. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. E1 .

$35.00

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