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Jo Cortes says: It Happened in Englewood, Cortes, Jo
21 Cortes, Jo Jo Cortes says: It Happened in Englewood
Englewood, FL Author c1975 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Tan cover with black print. A Rare copy of a compilation by author of articles he wrote for the Sarasota Hearld Tribune in the 1960's about Englewood, Florida. Inscribed "To George Bledsoe, my earliest fan! with all my love and best wishes, Jo cortes, Englewood, Christmas 1975". Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 100 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 69.97 USD
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Where the Swallowtail Kite Soars  The Legacies of Glades County, Florida and The Vanishing Wilderness, Dale, Nancy
22 Dale, Nancy Where the Swallowtail Kite Soars The Legacies of Glades County, Florida and The Vanishing Wilderness
iUniverse, Inc. 2004 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Bok looks new. Very Rare Author inscribed poem in front along with Authors Signature. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. "May you walk with a gentle breeze upon your face- May you wake to the beauty of a lavender sky- May you sleep under a blanket of stars- In Florida Last pristine wilderness- Nancy Dale. Looks new. Palmdale, a remote town in Glades County, population less than 1,000, is on the curb of creeping urbanization. Today, more people than Palmdale's entire population are moving into Florida each day. The pioneer culture and Florida's last wilderness is threatened by growth that exploits "blue gold" water and the land. The sprawling ranches set amidst tall cabbage palm prairies are disappearing. The cost to stay is more than the price to sell with high inheritance taxes and the evaporation of a cattle based economy. The early pioneers forecasted Florida's future in their own lifetime as they struggled to hold onto a way of life in a place where few chose to carve a living.

Their stories predict the high premium of development: light pollution, traffic, sewage, crime and the "napalming" of native trees replaced by "ornamental" shrubs, cement, and gated communities. They foresaw the destruction of natural eco-systems, water shortages and communities where wildlife extermination businesses spring up to destroy "pesky" intruders such as squirrels, woodpeckers, snakes and other Everglades species.

The story of Palmdale, Florida, and its people reflects a proud cultural heritage living on the edge of civilization. Palmdale is a ghost town today with only a few ranches left and the Seminole Indian Tribe living off a small market economy against the odds of metropolitan growth, dollars and political power.This story reflects a tragic national trend threatening the survival of rural America. ; 0.5 x 8.8 x 6 Inches; 180 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.19 USD

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Florida Sheriffs  A History 1821-1945, Denham, James M. & William Warren Rogers
23 Denham, James M. & William Warren Rogers Florida Sheriffs A History 1821-1945
Sentry Press 2001 1889574112 / 9781889574110 1st Hardcover 
9.20 X 6.20 X 1.50 inches; 345 pages 
Price: 29.97 USD
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24 Derr, Mark Some Kind of Paradise
William Morrow 1989 068807359X / 9780688073596 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; 8vo ; 
Price: 13.09 USD
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Florida the Long Frontier  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
25 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Florida the Long Frontier (Author Signed)
New York, New York Harper & Row 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Very clean almost new condition.Signed "With Best Wishes, Marjory Stoneman Douglas" on end paper. Mylar cover and very clean contents. Marjory Stoneman Douglas presents the story of Florida from its geological formation to the present day. She also wrote The Everglades, River of Grass. Ms. Douglas fought for the conservation of Florida, especially the Everglades, all during her life. She died in 1998 at the age of 108! Rare. ; Regions of America; Map, Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 119.97 USD
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Florida: the Long Frontier  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
26 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Florida: the Long Frontier (Author Signed)
New York NY Harper & Row 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Index and bibliography. Excellent condition. Not priced clipped. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Ms. Douglas helped save the Everglades with her conservation efforts. She lived past age 97 and died in the early 1990s. She inscribed this book in 1976. Scarce signed work. Also signed by former owners to whom the book was inscribed. Minor chips to dust edge. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Regions of America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 79.97 USD
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Voice of the River  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
27 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Voice of the River (Author Signed)
Pineapple Press Inc. 1987 0910923337 / 9780910923330 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed on front end paper. Ms. Douglas was the first lady of conservation, and called the woman who "saved" the Everglades. She was born in 1890 in Minnesota , educated in Massachusetts, and came to Florida in 1915. She worked for her father who started the Miami Hearld. She died in the 1990"s. At the time of the writing of this book she was 97 years old. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.97 USD
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History of Dunedin, Douglas, W. Lovett
28 Douglas, W. Lovett History of Dunedin
St. Petersburg, FL Great Outdoors Publishing 1965 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on front free end paper. Dust in mylar has minor chips. ; Florida; Photographs; Signed by Author 
Price: 47.97 USD
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The Frederick Weathington Family of Gadsden County, Florida 1830-1984, Edwards, Laura Belle
29 Edwards, Laura Belle The Frederick Weathington Family of Gadsden County, Florida 1830-1984
Gadsden County, Fl Author 1985 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Paperback book that has been three hole punched and is now in three ring binder. Extensive history and genealogy. Excellent photographs. Very Rare.; Signed by Author 
Price: 299.97 USD
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The Florida Seminole People, Fairbanks, Charles H.
30 Fairbanks, Charles H. The Florida Seminole People
Indian Tribal Series 1975 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Signed by tribal representative. Limited Edition 8992 of 15000. ; Photographs; 6.60 X 0.50 X 0.10 inches; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 
Price: 9.97 USD
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31 Fleury, Robert W. and Ann M. The Florida Glove Box Almanac
Temple Terrace, FL Friar and Friar Inc. 1993 1883169038 / 9781883169039 First Edition; First Impression Plastic comb binding Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library.; Illustrations, Tables, charts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 120 pages 
Price: 6.97 USD
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Unknown Florida, Florence, Fritz
32 Florence, Fritz Unknown Florida
University of Miami Press 1964 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Green hardcover with gold print. Signed by author on endpaper. Fold out map in front. Also includes a booklet on Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A scarce work on Southwest Florida. ; Photographs, Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 213 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 44.97 USD
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The Swanee River and a biography of Stephen C. Foster, Foster, Stephen, Root, Deane
33 Foster, Stephen, Root, Deane The Swanee River and a biography of Stephen C. Foster
University of Pittsburgh 1997 Second Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Inscribed Deane L. Root who wrote the preface to the second edition. He was also the curator for the Center of American Music. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 54 pages; Signed by Associated 
Price: 11.67 USD
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Peace River pioneers, Frisbie, Louise
34 Frisbie, Louise Peace River pioneers
Bartow, Fl Imperial Publishing Company 1974 091245847X / 9780912458472 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Green cover. Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. Scarce. Inscribed and signed by author. Much history about this area of Florida located in Desoto County north of Ft. Myers and inland to the east of the Gulf. Index contains many surnames and references of pioneers and residents of the area. Excellent genealogical reference. . ; Photos; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 134 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 54.97 USD
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A Witness Tree (Author Signed), Frost, Robert
35 Frost, Robert A Witness Tree (Author Signed)
New York Henry Holt and Company 1942 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Frost under the sketch of his likeness opposite the title page. Book and dust clean and tight. Original Hardcover (blue cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on cover) with original (unclipped) dustjacket. First printing stated on back of title page. Dust has minor creases, rubs, and small tears and is in mylar protective cover. Author original signature in blue under his photo opposite title page. Blue/green boards with black spine and gilt print. Corners dented and edges worn. Foxing and browning throughout. Author was awarded the Pulitzer Price for Poetry for A Witness Tree in 194, Book now in archival box to protect condition. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century,Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution. "He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont. This book of Frost poetry is from the personal collection of Jean Lee Latham personal friend of Frost and they both had homes in the Miami, Florida Area. This book was among three Frost books in Ms. Latham's collection and one ""Mountain Interval" was signed by Ms. Latham. Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902 – June 13, 1995) was an American writer who specialized in biographies for children or young adults. Rare in this condition..; Sketch; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 91 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 749.97 USD
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36 Geary, Florence White & F. Townsend Morgan This Fair Spot Moods of Florida Summer
Florida Author 1967 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Morgan, F. Townsend Signed by Author
Light soiling to cover. Excellent illustrations and contents. Inscribed by author. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.18 USD
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Key Marco's Buried Treasure Archaeology and Adventure in the 19th Century, Gilliland, Marion S
37 Gilliland, Marion S Key Marco's Buried Treasure Archaeology and Adventure in the 19th Century
Gainesville, FL University of Florida Press 1989 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Green cover with gold print. Inscribed by author. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Complete reference section. Fully Indexed. Rare author signed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Author Signed; Photographs & Illustrations; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 79.97 USD
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Los caballos De La Conquista "The Horses of the Conquest", Graham, R. B. Cunninghame
38 Graham, R. B. Cunninghame Los caballos De La Conquista "The Horses of the Conquest"
Buenos Aires, Argentina Guillermo Kraft Limitada 1946 Limited Edition; First Impression Full-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Enrique Castell Capurro 
Hardcover with white and black calf skin (or perhaps horse skin) leather cover and handmade leather latches. Written in Spanish. Some wear to edges otherwise very good condition. white fur on skin shows fading. The cover has an engraved image of a goucho (cowboy) or conquistador on a horse with lance or sword in hand.Marbled end papers shows browning due to age. Beautiful color plates. "Don Roberto Cunninghame Graham, the Scottish gaucho who loved and knew the Argentine pampas (plains), relates in LOS CABALLOS DE LA CONQUISTA his broad understanding of this noble, intelligent, and naturally elegant animal, without whose presence the conquest of the America's would have been a task less than that impossible. He accompanies in his pages the strenuous days of Hernán Cortés, following him through the faithful gaze of his chronicler and assistant Bernal Díaz del Castillo, a well-versed and passionate connoisseur of the different hairs and hoists of horses. Follow then the steps of Hernando de Soto ('one of the most congenial conquerors'), on his trip to Peru in the footsteps of Pizarro, and then on his arrival in Cuba and on the landing in the Peninsula of Florida. The conquest of the Rio de la Plata is approached through Felix de Azara and the English Jesuit Falkner, with whom he evokes the epics of Mendoza, Irala and Garay. With them, locates in the few horses that brought in the middle of the XVI century the origin of the legendary wild horses that a few years later had been deployed to the whole width of the pampas, already forming a substantial part of its landscape." (edited review by Soup of Books) Originally published in 1943 this is a limited edition dated 1946 with handmade skin cover. Very nice. Out of focus on scan is due to latches holding cover up off scan table. Request photos.; Illustrations and Color Plates; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 129 pages 
Price: 499.97 USD
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Bahama Bill Mate of the Wrecking Sloop Sea-Horse, Hains, T. Jenkins
39 Hains, T. Jenkins Bahama Bill Mate of the Wrecking Sloop Sea-Horse
L. C. Page and Co 1924 1st Edition; 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by H.R. Reuterdahl 
Rare hardback edition with Green cover that has ship sinking on front. Very clean, tight binding, and uneven cut pages. Second printing in same year as first (1908). Setting is Florida Keys. In archival sleeve to retain condition. Collectors grade. Thornton Jenkins Hains (1866-1953) was an American sea novelist best known today for his role in the murder of William Annis. Hains published twelve books under his own name from 1894-1908. "The White Ghost of Disaster" was published in a collection under the name Captain Mayn Clew Garnett in 1912. Hains was a frequent contributor to the 1920s pulp magazine Sea Stories, primarily under his real name, but also under Garnett. His writing career seems to end about 1930. Wiki ; Color Frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages 
Price: 49.97 USD
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Hard Aground  (Author Signed), Hall, James
40 Hall, James Hard Aground (Author Signed)
Delacorte Press 1992 0385307977 / 9780385307970 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. Inscribed and signed by author "For Matt, James W. Hall, 1993). James Crumley says "Jim Hall's command of language, detail, and scene ins terrific, his imagination unique, and his novels always wonderful. Hard Aground may be his best". Scarce. ; 1.5 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; 360 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
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