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Stranger To The Ground (SIGNED BY AUTHOR), by Bach, Richard. Harper & Row: New York, 1963. Edition: First edition stated. Hardcover, 6 by 8.5 inches, 178 pages. Quarter bound in gray over blue cloth. Title on spine in gilt. Maps as end papers. Black and white photographs of instrument panels and consoles. Glossary. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the half title page. $120.00
Wisconsin: A Tradition of Innovation, by Erpenbach, Mary and Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz. Cherbo Publishing Group, 2008. Edition: Apparent first edition. Hardcover, 12.5 by 9.25 inches (oblong), xxxii, 312 pages. Black cloth-covered boards with title in black on cover and spine. $40.00
Wau-Bun: The Early Day in the Northwest, by Kinzie, Mrs. John J. [Juliette A.]. Rand McNally: Chicago, 1901. Edition: First thus (See contents). Hardcover, 5.5 by 7.75 inches, 393, j pages. Edited with notes and Introduction by Eleanor Kinzie Gordon. Green cloth with red and black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Illustrationed with eight black and white plates, including the frontispiece. $40.00
Good As Gold: A History of Banking in Wisconsin, by Kelley, Tim. Wisconsin Bankers Association (Strauss Printing: Madison, Wisconsin), . Edition: No edition stated. Hardcover, 9.25 by 12.15 inchs, 239 pages. Black cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Limited edition of 2000 signed and numbered copies, this being copy #1981. Illustrated with black and white photographs and facsimile reproductions of documents. Includes an Index and Bibliography. $40.00
Florimond J. Bonduel: Missionary to Wisconsin Territory [SIGNED], by Rosholt, Malcolm and John Britten Gehl. Rosholt House: Rosholt, Wisconsin, 1976. Edition: No edition stated, presumed first. Hardcover, 6.75 by 9.5 inches, 238 pages. Red paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and drawings. Includes footnotes and index. Signed by Malcolm Rosholt on title page. $50.00
Distinguished Service: The Life of Wisconsin Governor Walter J. Kohler, Jr., by Reeves, Thomas C.. Marquette University Press: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2006. Edition: First edition. ISBN: 0874620171. Hardcover, 6 X 8.75 inches, 456 pages. Light blue paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with 32 pages of black and white photographs. Well documented with extensive notes for each chapter. $25.00
Victorian Decorated Trade Bindings 1830-1880: A Descriptive Bibliography, by King, Edmund M. B.. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, Delaware and British Library: London, 2003. Edition: First American edition. ISBN: 1584560959. Hardcover, 8.75 by 11 inches, 324 pages. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Covers blind stamped with abstract floral decoration in corners. Well illustrated in black and white and color. Includes Subject Index, Title Index, and General Index. Issued in a clear mylar jacket which is present. $120.00
Wisconsin: Its History and Its People 1634-1924 (4 volumes), by Quaife, Milo Milton Ph.D.. S.J. Clarke: Chicago, 1924. Edition: First edition. Hardcover, 7.5 by 10.75 inches, Vol I, 608; Vol II, 599; Vol III 678; Vol IV, 682 pages. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. All edges marbled; end papers marbled; hinges reinforced with visible cloth joints, as issued. Volumes I and II (the histories) illustrated with black and white photographs; Volume II has a color flag of Wisconsin as frontispiece; Volumes III and IV (the biographies) are illustrated with photographs and engravings, the latter protected with tissue guards. Each volume is separately paginated and contains its own index. Volume I contains the Table of Contents for both itself and Volume II. Text of the histories is footnoted, with bibliographic notes at the end of each chapter. $300.00
For the Next Generation: The Commitment to Research at Johnson Wax, by S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., R&D Staff. n.p.: n.p., 1986. Edition: First edition. ISBN: 0961765208. Hardcover, 8.75 by 11.25 inches, 272 pages. White cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Well illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes index. $150.00
The Town Club: The Centennial Celebration 1901-2001, by Tuttle, Liza. Inland Press: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 2001. Edition: First edition. Hardcover, 11 by 9.5 inches (oblong), 175 pages. Green cloth with white lettering on spine. Club logo in white on front cover. Pictorial end papers. Well illustrated with photographs throughout. Includes Index. $50.00