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81 Russell E. McLogan, P.E. Boy Soldier Coming of Age During World War II
Reading MI Terrus Press 1998 0966344405 / 9780966344400 Second Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations & maps; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; xix, 412 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE. Hard cover is blue with gold lettering on spine. Light rubbing/bumping to boards. DJ has rubbing/scuffing/bumping, light nicking around spine; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight. Signed by author, dated 11-10-01. Extensively illustrated with 72 b/w photographs and 15 maps. Endpages are maps. Bibliography; index. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.75 USD
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82 Rylko-Bauer Ph.D, Prof. Barbara A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps My Mother's Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 2015 0806151919 / 9780806151915 Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 9.25 X 6.14 X 1.02 inches; xv,400 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND DATED ON TITLE PAGE. . Soft cover has a black spine with white lettering. Illustrated with some b/w photographs and maps. Laid in is a business card sized piece about the book. "Anthropologist Barbara Rylko-Bauer has written an intimate ethnography that weaves personal family narrative with twentieth-century history to present a daughter’s account of her Polish Catholic mother’s World War II experiences as a prisoner-doctor in Jewish slave labor camps in Nazi Germany. Jadwiga Lenartowicz Rylko (known as Jadzia) was training to be a pediatrician in Poland when the war began. Arrested at the start of 1944, she endured three concentration camps, a 42-day death march, and the challenges of “surviving survival” – rebuilding a new life, first as a refugee doctor in Germany and later as an immigrant in the United States. A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps is structured around Jadzia’s voice—using quotes from interviews that Rylko-Bauer conducted with her aging mother, but also incorporates the daughter’s own journey of rediscovering her family’s past. The resulting narrative about survival, displacement, memory, and resilience demonstrates how powerful historical forces impact individual lives, while augmenting our understanding of World War II, the Holocaust, and the struggle of immigrants in the aftermath of these tragic events. The story is enriched with personal photographs and letters, archival documents, maps, and testimonies; it also includes historical notes and a bibliography for those readers who desire more indepth background information. Written in an accessible style, the book is appropriate for classroom use but will also appeal to general readers interested in biography, memoir, women’s history, the Holocaust as well as the Polish Catholic experience of World War II and the postwar period". Note; bibliography; index. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.50 USD
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83 Salmi, John Five Lakes
Detroit, MI Harlo Press 1968 Second Printing; Paperback Very Good 
5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 52 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Sunning to spine and across 1.5" at top of front, light rubbing, bumping. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. "In the 50 miles, more or less, along our border from Harding on Crane Lake, to Tom Cod's Bay on Kabetogama lake--is the last frontier left. We should use it wisely...Minnesota stands for the land of sky blue waters and it is the duty of all of us to try and keep it clean..." 
Price: 14.25 USD
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84 Salmi, John Minnesota Lumberjack
Detroit, MI Harlo Press 1971 Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 96 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Light rubbing to covers, slight bumping to lower corners. Pages are clean and tight; appear as if unused. Illustrated with 8 b/w photographs. "Our lumberjacks were a mixed breed: Finns; Swedes; Norse, Russian, and you name it. Finns and Swedes were the greatest in numbers. Irishmen were part of the blend...from Maine and New York, the lumberjack came west through Michigan and Wisconsin to Minnesota. Our logging really got started after the Civil War with the big log drives beginning on the rivers: the Missiissippi and the St. Croix, heading south and the St. Louis River to Duluth up north...turn of the century, the railroads started to move north to the Canadian border..." 
Price: 21.25 USD
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85 Schembechler, Bo & Mitch Albom Bo Life, Laughs, and Lessons of a College Football Legend
New York Warner Books 1989 0446515361 / 9780446515368 Ninth Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; xvi, 281 pages; SIGNED BY AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST AND CO- AUTHOR MITCH ALBOM, 12/15/93, on title page. Hard cover is grey with blue cloth spine with gold lettering. Light rubbing to covers. DJ has light rubbing, scuffing, crease on back flap. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs. "Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr. (1929 – 2006) was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963 to 1968 and at the University of Michigan from 1969 to 1989, compiling a career record of 234–65–8. In his 21 seasons as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, Schembechler's teams amassed a record of 194–48–5 and won or shared 13 Big Ten Conference titles. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 78.75 USD
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86 Seligmann, Nancy My Dear Helen
Deer Park, NY Linus Publications 2007 1934188360 / 9781934188361 First Edition (?) First Printing; Paperback Very Good+ 
8.10 X 5.40 X 0.80 inches; x, 276 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED. soft cover has a gray spine with red lettering. signed by the author on the title page. previous owner's name marked out on the same page. light shelf wear to cover and pages. '"I remember the day I got that first letter. i was 16, then, and sometimes now, I feel just like that girl." So said Helen in 1997 abou the first letter she received from her Bohemian cousin Joe in 1923....is at once a beautiful love story and a fascinating social history, the tale of two cousins, keeping each other informed of the changes in their daily lives and the story of Europe descending into the darkness of World War II and America ascending to global, political, military and economic dominance. This twin saga is told by two ordinary cousins who certainly never imagined that one day their correspondence would bear witness to the century". Bibliography. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 32.75 USD
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87 Shah, Tahir Trail of Feathers In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
New York Arcade Publishing 2002 1559706139 / 9781559706131 First American Edition First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; Hard cover tan with ivory spine, with bronze lettering on spine. Slight bumping. DJ has light rubbing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 21 b/w photographs and a b/w map of Peru. 'Being the type of guy who hangs about at shrunken head auctions, sleeps in hotel rooms washed in human blood and traverses the U. S. For a month without ever leaving an airport, Shah (Sorcerer's Apprentice) is comfortable in strange company. So when a fellow shrunken head devotee sends him a rust-colored feather dipped in blood and tells him to go in search of the Birdmen of Peru, there is no way he can refuse. Armed with cumbersome camping equipment and a vague idea that flight was invented long before the Wright Brothers, Shah traverses Peru as if at a treasure hunt, picking up clues in his quest to discover if the Incas could really fly. His beguiling ways, reflected in the seductive warmth of his writing, charm even the most exclusive strangers; they proffer an aborted llama fetus and guinea pig therapy for good fortune, then lead him to a sinking reed boat on the Amazon and a tribe of legendary cannibals, the Shuar, with whom he finally discovers ayahusasca—the secret of Incan flight. Shah's passion for the bizarre and grotesque suffuses the book, and his writing is inspired, very funny and always respectful of the traditions and cultures he encounters. Supported by a thorough appendix, this tale is as marvelously multifaceted and offbeat as its author's shrunken head obsession might lead one to expect'. 2 appendices; glossary; bibliography; index. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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88 Shahn, Ben Love and Joy About Letters
New York Grossman Publishers 1963 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Ben Shahn 
B & W and Color; 13 1/2 x 10 1/4; 79 pages; Oblong shaped book has light rubbing and bumping to covers. Gift inscription on front end paper, dated 1/65. Pages are clean and tight; stitched binding. The book is in a much rubbed/bumped slip case, which is intact. Almost every page has an illustration by the author/artist. Shahn -b. 1898, Lithuania--d. 1969, America] was a Lithuanian-born [Lithuania was then part of the Tsarist Russian Empire] American artist. He is best known for his works of Social Realism, mixed different genres of art.' Love and Joy About Letters is a testament to Ben Shahn’s love affair with letters: the beauty of the letter forms, the liberating influence hand-lettering, and how the incorporation of letters added meaning to his art'. His body of art is distinctive for its lack of traditional landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Shahn used both expressive and precise visual languages, which he coalesced through the consistency of his authoritative line. His background in lithography contributed to his detail-oriented look. Shahn is also noted for his use of unique symbolism, which is often compared to the imagery in Paul Klee's drawings. Oversized, 4#. 
Price: 69.75 USD
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89 Shepherd, David David Shepherd The Man and His Paintings
Newton Abbot, Devon, UK David & Charles 1987 0715387561 / 9780715387566 Fourth Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by David Shepherd 
Color Photographs; 13 x 9 3/4; 168 pages; Oblong shaped book is a blue hard cover with gold lettering on spine. Covers have some bumping, scuffing, rubbing, and series of small dents along the bottom edges. DJ has light rubbing, scuffing, bymping, closed tear at top of front flap, with back cover having crinkling at top and bottom; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with over 61 full page sized paintings by the author/artist. Shepherd ( 1931) is a British artist, one of the world's most outspoken conservationists. He is most famous for his paintings of steam locomotives and wildlife. He also often paints aircraft, portraits and landscapes. Oversized, 4#. 
Price: 19.25 USD
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Shoreline  Seasons at the Lake, Shultz, Elizabeth
90 Shultz, Elizabeth Shoreline Seasons at the Lake
East Lansing, MI Michigan State University Press 2001 0870135937 / 9780870135934 First Edition (?) Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Color Photographs; 8.35 X 8.34 X 1 inches; ix, 249 pages; Hard cover is blue with blue lettering on spine. DJ has minor shelfwear; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with gorgeous color photographs from 'up north' in our wonderful state. "This book is one of the finest evocations of place in recent American writing. An elegant and passionate memoir of summers by the lake, it skillfully weaves together nature an culture, past and present, loss and renewal. Highly recommended". [Donald Worster, author]. 
Price: 22.75 USD
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91 Shy, John, edited by Winding Down The Revolutionary War Letters of Lieutenant Benjamin Gilbert of Massachusetts, 1780-1783
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan Press 1989 0472101129 / 9780472101122 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
B & W illustrations & maps; 8 1/4 x 10; 128 pages; Hard cover is blue with gold lettering; new with new DJ. Sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. "Winding down : the Revolutionary War letters of Lieutenant Benjamin Gilbert of Massachusetts, 1780-1783 : from his original manuscript letterbook in the William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan / edited by John Shy. " index; bibliography. Oversized, 3#. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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92 Shy, John, edited by Winding Down The Revolutionary War Letters of Lieutenant Benjamin Gilbert of Massachusetts, 1780-1783
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan Press 1989 0472101129 / 9780472101122 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
B & W illustrations & maps; 8 1/4 x 10; 128 pages; Hard cover is blue with gold lettering; new with new DJ. Sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. "Winding down : the Revolutionary War letters of Lieutenant Benjamin Gilbert of Massachusetts, 1780-1783 : from his original manuscript letterbook in the William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan / edited by John Shy. " index; bibliography. Oversized, 3#. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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93 Spicer, Albert D. , Sr. and Judith Spicer Knutson Momentous Events In Westerly, Rhode Island
No Place Sun Graphics 2002 097213090X / 9780972130905 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; 8 x 9 1/4; 56 pages; Tiny bumping to edges. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS! Softcover has a grey spine. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Signed and inscribed on title page' "to our neighbors, the Anushigians [? ]---hope you enjoy the book!" Al Spicer and Judy Spicer Knutson'. Exhaustively illustrated with 61 b/w photographs. "It is his recollections of the tremendous local fires of the ; 10s and; 20s, the Great Hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Carole in 1954 and other momentous events in the life and growth of his hometown of Westerly that have been recorded for those who remember those early days and for others eager to learn of them." bibliography. ; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 23.75 USD
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94 Stocking, Kathleen Lake Country A Series of Journeys
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan Press/Regional 1994 0472095161 / 9780472095162 Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
B&W Illustrations; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.25 inches; xiv, 229 pages; Hard cover is teal colored cloth with gold lettering on front and spine. Colored paste down on front, slight crease to upper left corner. Slight shelf wear. Pages are clean and tight, with scattered b/w drawings. "Stocking sets out from her farmhouse on Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula to explore her home state--``as good a microcosm'' as any, she asserts, for an examination of contemporary American culture. Her series of deliberately haphazard journeys produces a thoughtful collection of essays and sketches about the lasting diversity of the daily round in the small towns and back roads of the country's rugged northern edge. Drawn particularly to the islands of the Great Lakes, Stocking is in search of an ``island of `unchange' in a sea of change'' where life is simpler and people know and trust their neighbors". Drawn particularly to the islands of the Great Lakes, Stocking is in search of an ``island of `unchange' in a sea of change'' where life is simpler and people know and trust their neighbors". Michigan has great diversity, and endless scenic wonders, from the very south of the state, to 'up north' in the lower peninsula, to the very different cultural life of the Upper Peninsula, [where Yoopers live]. We are gifted with one of the most wonderful natural and man made life in our soooooooooooo beautiful state. Delightful book about small town life, so different from the 'big city' life of metro Detroit and other large cities. Which is the greater part of the state. 
Price: 37.25 USD
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Hold Tight, Sweetheart A Memoir of the 1920s and the Great Depression, Summers, U.T. Miller
95 Summers, U.T. Miller Hold Tight, Sweetheart A Memoir of the 1920s and the Great Depression
No Place Lulu.com 2007 1430311150 / 9781430311157 First Edition (?) Paperback As New 
B&W Photographs; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 200 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Soft cover is NEW. Green spine. Illustrated with 14 b/w photographs Prof. Summers [1920-2015] She taught literature at St Louis University in the 1960's and then at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the 1970's and 80's. "In their exuberance at spending the first year of their marriage at the University of Texas, the two high school valedictorians named me, their first child, "U. T." . They finally earned their college degrees in Mother's home state, Kentucky, after the birth of three more children and much moving from jobs to school. Not long after the Great Depression hit, my father lost his job in the oil business and began trying to make a living as a traveling salesman. We moved to McKenzie, a town of about 2,600 people in west Tennessee. Mother, preparing to be a minister, attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Bethel College, one of the first theological seminaries in the country that admitted women. My father left home for good in 1936; we children experienced both disaster and fairy tale generosity. Mother received her divinity degree at the age of 68 in 1960". ; Signed by Author 
Price: 21.25 USD
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96 Swan, Walter "me 'n Henry" A Story About Two Boys Growing Up on the Old Family Homestead in Cochise County When
Bisbee, AZ Swan Enterprises 1994 092717605X / 9780927176057 Second Revised Edition Eleventh Printing; Hardcover As New in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8.50 X 5.40 X 1.10 inches; 287 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND DATED, Feb. 23 1994 on half title page. Hard cover, brown faux leather with gold lettering on spine. Pages clean and tight; this is a new book. DJ in mylar cover. Laid in is brochure for 'the One Book Bookstore' of Walter Swan, World Famous Author. Extensively illustrated with b/w photographs. Walter James Swan was born 9 September 1916 [, died 1994] son of Albert Jackson Swan and Olive Moore Swan. Walter gives an account of his life with his older brother Henry as they grew up near Bisbee, Arizona. " Long after his death, the folks in Bisbee still talk about Walter Swan and his One Book Bookstore. Swan became sort of a folk hero in the mid-1970s when he wrote a book entitled “Me ‘n’ Henry, ” a compilation of stories about growing up in Arizona when much of it was still relatively uncivilized. But he couldn’t find a publisher, so he paid a Tucson business $650 to print it. Then he couldn’t find a distributor so he rented space in a Main Street building for $100 a month and opened the One Book Bookstore". Then he couldn't find a distributor so he rented space in a Main Street building for $100 a month and opened the One Book Bookstore". ; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.50 USD
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97 Tabakoff, Georgi A. The Challenge of Freedom Autobiography of a Remarkable Bulgarian American
Sofia, Bulgaria Drake International Services 1993 9540701333 / 9789540701332 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
SIGNED. Hard cover is black with white lettering on front. Pages are clean and tight. Laid in front are two copies of a letter sent to promote the sales of the book. At rear of book are 48 b/w photographs, including an undated map of Bulgaria. "Because Dr. Georgi Tabakoff lived such a wide range of personal and professional experiences in Bulgaria before his emigration to Paris and later to America, he is able to offer the reader a unique perspective on the history and people of the country. Along with Georgi the reader experiences the small-town poverty of his youth, the medical profession under Communism, the terror of concentration camps in the 50s, and the unspeakable agony of hearing his own death sentence...But the valuable lessons ...perserverance and strong ethical sense should not be overlooked..." Epilogue. ; B&W Photographs; 7 x 10; 190 pages; INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: SEPT. 29, 1994, TO MAX HUTTON M. D. , ......G. A. T. , AUTHOR'. Hard cover has light bumping, tanning of pages, few page corner creases. DJ has rubbing/scuffing, corner bumping, shelf wear, 1/2" tear at top of rear; in a mylar cover. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 62.50 USD
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98 Tabakoff, Georgi A. The Challenge of Freedom Autobiography of a Remarkable Bulgarian American
Sofia, Bulgaria St. Kliment Ohridski University Press 1993 9540701333 / 9789540701332 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Hard cover is black with white lettering on front. Pages are clean and tight. Laid in front are two copies of a letter sent to promote the sales of the book. At rear of book are 48 b/w photographs, including an undated map of Bulgaria. "Because Dr. Georgi Tabakoff lived such a wide range of personal and professional experiences in Bulgaria before his emigration to Paris and later to America, he is able to offer the reader a unique perspective on the history and people of the country. Along with Georgi the reader experiences the small-town poverty of his youth, the medical profession under Communism, the terror of concentration camps in the 50s, and the unspeakable agony of hearing his own death sentence...But the valuable lessons ...perserverance and strong ethical sense should not be overlooked..." Epilogue. ; B&W Photographs; 7 x 10; 190 pages; SIGNED ON HALF TITLE PAGE 'SEP. 9, 1994, TO THE LIBRARY, G. A. T. , AUTHOR' . Hard cover has light bumping, tanning of pages, few page corner creases. DJ has rubbing/scuffing, corner bumping, shelf wear, 3/4" tear at top of rear, along with a few more, small, closed tears and nicks; in a mylar cover. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 82.50 USD
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99 Tabakov, Dr. George A. Medicine in the United States and the Soviet Union, A Comparative and Critical Study
Boston Christopher Publishing House 1962 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE. hard cover is blue with gold lettering on front and spine. pages are clean and tight.inscription reads "Sep. 29, 1994 To Max Hutton M.D. Memories of the Cold War. G.A.T. Author". "...has arranged to publish, represents a part of his magnificent effort to oppose and expose the whole system of Communism at every point within the range of his ability. His long and thorough training in medicine {1917 - 1956} and his conflict with the Communist system in its harshest aspect enable him to write with knowledge and authority..."; 5 1/4 x 8; 310 pages; Cover has light shelf wear, rubbing, bumping. DJ has shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, a few marks on back, 1 1/2" closed tear at top of back/flap; in a mylar cover. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.50 USD
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The Art of Florence Thomas, Thomas, Florence &  Robert Franklin
100 Thomas, Florence & Robert Franklin The Art of Florence Thomas
Jefferson, North Carolina Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub 2004 0786418850 / 9780786418855 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Florence Thomas 
Hard cover is dark blue with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Exhaustively illustrated with dozens of color illustrations on many topics, including some half-tones. "Florence Thomas, a native of the Grassy Creek comunity of Ashe County, N. C. , born in 1909, has been painting most of her life. She began her career at the Moore Institute of Art, Science and Industry in Philadelphia, and now in her 90s [sic, died 2007] , continues to paint the landscapes, still lifes, rural scenes and farm animals that have brought her renown. This book....reproductions of 124 of her paintings. Each painting is accompanied by remarks from the author of her intentions and technique". She continued to seek professional art instruction, traveling along the eastern seaboard from Maine to Florida and, at one point, studied with Carolyn Wyeth, sister of Andrew, in Chadd’s Ford, PA. Florence is known for her impressionistic style, probably influenced by the time spent with Carolyn. Critiquing herself, Florence said, “I don’t put much detail in my paintings because if you tell everything you know about something and just load it with detail, it’s like a person that gossips and talks too much, you don’t allow the viewer to enter into the picture. ” She painted hundreds of paintings, capturing the soul and the mystery, and ultimately the comfort, of common things—farm animals, flowers, landscapes. Her paintings convey a certain mood, vivid color, and warmth that draw the viewer into a sense of ease and familiarity. Upon her death, Florence provided the means to establish a non-profit art school in Ashe County, thus continuing her legacy of providing quality instruction in the arts. List of major exhibitions; index. ; Color Illustrations; 8 3/4 x 11; 144 pages; Cover has slight bumping; inside front cover is a label of printing instructions for this 'dummy copy'. DJ has minor rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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