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Facts and History of Webb's City, Inc. :The Original One Stop Drug Store, St. Petersburg, Florida

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, ca. 1953

Seller ID: 16893

Condition: Very Good+


Four-fold, double sided brochure for what must have been an early model for a Walmart type store - the orignal Pile it High and Sell it Cheap ! As a student at Emory University, I shopped at Horton's , where the advertising motto was "If we Don't Have it, You Don't Need It" and Mr. Horton would cash your check - up to $25 oif I remember correctly. Mr. Webb sems to have outdone Mr. Horton, cashing $90,000 in checks daily! Sorry to report that Webb's went ouit of business in 1979. The brochure has light wear to the edges. ; Narrow 8vo 8" to 9" tall View more info

In Memoriam, Henry Morrison Flagler, : Born January 2nd, 1830. Died May 20th, 1913

By: (George Morgan Ward, et al)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Buffalo, The Matthews-Northrup Works: 1914

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16676

Condition: Very Good


This Memorial Book for the funeral of Florida real estate magnate, Henry Morrison Flagler, contains an address by Rev. George Morgan Ward along with notices from the press, a description of the service and occasional poems. The volume is in VG to VG+ condition with some light edge, corner, and surface wear. Still square and securely bound. This is a very attractive copy of this somewhat uncommon book. Flagler envisioned the boom on Florida's east coast and is considered the "Father of Palm Beach and Miami." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 53 pages View more info

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Photograph, St. Augustine Florida, Ponce de Leon Celebration

By: (J. D. Salama)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: St. Augustine, J. D. Salama: ca. 1895

Seller ID: 16892


Large antique cabinet photograph of a Ponce de Leon Celebration in St. Augustine, Florida, showing The English Arch. Marked for "J.D. Salama, Photo Artist" in the lower margin. The photograph is not dated, but I would guess that it comes from the late 19th or early 20th century. Excellent condition with only minor wear. Measures 10" x 8".; B&W Photograph; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 1 pages View more info

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St. Petersberg Florida, The Sunshine City, Tourist Brochure, 1926

By: (Lesan-Carr Advertising Agency)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: St. Petersberg, Tourist News Publishing Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16827

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with full color image of St. Pete shoreline done in a rather impressionistic style. A former owner has written "St. Petersberg Fla. in ink across the top, though it is not especially intusive. There is also an old dampstain at the top center on the fold that has lightened the color on the wraps but is barely noticeable on the interior. There are a few minor stains on the bottom margins on the interior. For all these defects, this is still a very attractive brochure, folded down the middle, as was the custom, with vibrant colors and many photographs from the period, wit... View more info

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Pass-A-Grille Hotel, Winter's Summer by the Sea, Tourism Brochure, 1920's

By: (Pass-A-Grille Hotel)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Trow Press: ca. 1920

Seller ID: 16830

Condition: Very Good


This stapled, singlefold, tourist brochure is a guide to the Pass-A-Grille Hotel and resort on one of the barrier islands off St. Petersburg. The brochure is not dated, but the cars and other information indicate a date in the 1920's. There is much information on the hotel and things to do on Pass-A-Grille. Pass-A-Grille is still a tourist destination today. This is a very attractive brochure with a color cover and a map of the St. Pete area. There is light splitting along a couple of fold, but this brochure is still a solid VG. ; Color Cover and B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" t... View more info

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Pinellas County Florida, Promotional Brochure

By: (Pinellas County Board of Trade)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Board of Trade: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 16828

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, bifold, promotional brochure for Pinellas County, Florida. Light, general wear and aging. VG. This is a very attractive brochure for the St. Petersburg area from 1918. The brochure promotes investment, tourism, agriculture and just about anything else the Board of Trade could think of to lure folks to St. Pete. It would probably be difficult to find a much nicer copy of this brochure. It includes a large, full-color map of the area. ; Color and B&W Photographs, plus Map; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Pinellas County Florida, Promotional Brochure

By: (Pinellas County Board of Trade)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Board of Trade: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16886

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, bifold, promotional brochure for Pinellas County, Florida. Light, general wear and aging with date 1918 written in ink in top margin. VG. This is a very attractive brochure for the St. Petersburg area from 1918. The brochure promotes investment, tourism, agriculture and just about anything else the Board of Trade could think of to lure folks to St. Pete. It would probably be difficult to find a much nicer copy of this brochure. It includes a large, full-color map of the area. ; Color and B&W Photographs, plus Map; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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St. Petersburg Florida, The Sunshine City, Tourism Brochure, 1926

By: (St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, (Chamber of Commerce): ca. 1926

Seller ID: 16831

Condition: Very Good


This stapled, singlefold, tourist brochure is a guide to tourism in St. Petersburg, Florida, ca. 1926. The brochure is not dated, but weather records and a mention of a lawn bowling tournament indicate the year is 1926 or 1927. There are many photographs of sights, buildings, activity and even one of golfer, Walter Hagan, about to tee off. This is a very attractive brochure with a color cover and a map of the St. Pete area. There is some slitting along the exterior fold, but this brochure is still a solid VG. ; Color Cover and B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Unpaginated pag... View more info

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St. Petersburg Florida, Sports and Recreation, Tourism Brochure, ca. 1920's

By: (St. Petersburg Florida, Chamber of Commerce)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, (Chamber of Commerce): ca. 1925

Seller ID: 16832

Condition: Very Good


This stapled, singlefold, tourist brochure is a guide to tourism in St. Petersburg, Florida, ca. 1925. The brochure is not dated, but fashion, cars and a pencilled in date indicate the 1920's. There are many photographs of people involved ina variety of sports activities. This is an attractive brochure with generally light wear and aging. The brochure is VG. ; Color Cover and B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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St. Petersburg Florida, The Sunshine City, Tourism Brochure, 1925

By: (St. Petersburg Florida, Chamber of Commerce)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, (Chamber of Commerce): 1925

Seller ID: 16833


This stapled, singlefold, tourist brochure is a guide to tourism in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1925. The brochure is not dated, but fashion, cars and the dates for weather data indicate 1925. There are many photographs of people involved in a variety of activities, including one of golfer, Walter Hagan who resided in St. Pete in the winter. This brochure has some writing -- "play tennis, play tennis" -- on the front and some ink scribbles from a child probably on three interior pages. There is also a light vertical crease where this was folded one extra time. It is not particularly not... View more info

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Hotels of St. Petersburg Florida "The Sunshine City

By: (St. Petersburg Hotel Men's Association)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Hotel Men's Assoication: ca. 1925

Seller ID: 16829


This stapled, singlefold, tourist brochure is a guide to the hotels of St. Petersburg, Florida, ca. 1925. The brochure is not dated, but the cars and other information indicate a date in the 1920's. There is much information, including names of managers, on a great many hotels. The brochure has only light, general wear and aging. VG to VG+. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Brief History of State of Florida

By: Brooks, T. J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tallahassee, Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture: 1953

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6012

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stapled, pictorial wraps with light edge and corner wear. Light soiling on cover . ; B&W and Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 63 pages; A very nicely prepared guidebook to the state of Florida. View more info

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Historical Sketches of Florida

By: Campbell, Richard L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gainesville, The University Presses of Florida: 1975

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 12290

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Small, ligh stain on front foredge. Some light shifts in finish on covers; otherwise only very light shelf wear. ; Bicentennial Floridiana Facsimile Series; B&W Frontispiece; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; xii, lxvi, 284, 20 pages; Facsimile of 1892 edition. Introduction and Index by Pat Dodson. View more info

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Who Knows

By: Cassidy, Asa

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Sarasota, Asa Cassidy: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition, Limited and Numbered; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16818

Condition: Very Good-


Leatherette covers with a good bit of scuffing along with wear on the corner edges. There is a greenarea along the spine that may be some original remnant or something added later -- I cannot say. Please see scan. Overall the book is square and securely bound with hand laid paper and attention to detail. Overall, the book is G+ to VG-. It is signed with inscription to Lyman Mears and is number 750 of 1000. Cassidy was a Florida artist who also wrote poetry. This is a philosophical work dedicated to his wife. Cassidy is famous for portraits of celebrities and for various Florida scenes includin... View more info

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True Facts About Clearwater (Pinellas County) The Golden Sun-Set City of Florida, Promotional View Booklet

By: Clearwater Florida Chamber of Commerce

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Clearwater, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce: 1912

Seller ID: 16826

Condition: Good+


This small (7X51/2), stapled booklet is a promotional advertisement for Clearwater, Florida. It is of special interest because it dates to around 1912, the time that Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties split, and Clearwater became the county seat of Pinellas County. This booklet is pure promotion detailing the various opportunties and advantages of Clearwater with numerous photographs. The booklet has a good bit of edge, corner and surface wear with some interior toning. Someone has dated it to 1912 on the first interior page and there is a penciled "Population 2500" on the cover. Notwithstandi... View more info

Image for The Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine Florida Ancient Indian Village and Burial Grounds

The Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine Florida Ancient Indian Village and Burial Grounds

By: Corse, Carita Doggett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. Augustine, FL, Carita Doggett Corse: 1938

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6929

Condition: Very Good+


This copy has light, general wear. ; B7W and color photos and illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 32 pages; This is a very attractive booklet dealing in detail with the Fountain of Youth story and the park in St. Augustine as well as the city itself. I suspect that this was probably sold at the park, but nothing indicates that. The author wrote a good bit about Florida history. View more info

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History of Florida: From Its Discovery by Ponce De Leon. in 1512, to the Close of the Florida War, in 1842

By: Fairbanks, George R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Company: 1871

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 16824

Condition: Good+


Maroon cloth with gilt titles on spine. Spme edge conre and surface wear, with toning on edges. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. The spine has suffered some damage, probably from insects with small areas of cloth missing and damage, with loss, at spne ends. Notwithstanding thes condition issues, the book is still presentable, square and securely bound. The interior is still reasonably fresh and the book feels tight and unread. G+ to VG-. This is an interesting early history of Florida from its Spanish days until before the Civil War. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 350 +ads pages View more info

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Exiles of Florida The Crimes Committed by Our Government Against the Maroons, Who Fled from South Carolina and Other Slaves States [Georgia], Seeking Protection under Spanish Law

By: Giddings, Joshua R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Columbus OH, Follett, Foster and Company: 1858

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 16819


Some wear at corners with boards slightly showing. Head and foot of spine are frayed with minor loss. Some edgewear also, but the book is square and securely bound. G+ to VG-. This fascinating work contains an account of the 18th Century exodus of slaves from Georgia and South Carolina to the Florida territory, where they gained their freedom under Spanish law. Giddings covers many subjects including the First and Second Seminole Wars, attempts by the U. S to recapture slaves and their descendants who had escaped, fighting in Georgia, early history of slavery in the Colonies, Osceola, the Cher... View more info

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Camp Life in Florida; a Handbook for Sportsmen and Settlers

By: Hallock, Charles (compiler)

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Forest and Stream Publishing Company: 1876

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13101

Condition: Good+


Blue cloth with blindstamped design on front and back. Lightly faded gilt titles on spine. Some edge, corner and surface wear with slight damage and loss at spine ends. Some soiling and/or scuffs on covers. Foldout map of Lake Okechobee area is present with slight diagonal crease and tear on top right corner, not affecting image. This map, which is often missing, was not included in the second printing. Book is square and binding secure. Former owners' names on front pastedown and ffep along with one owner's personal library bookplate on pastedown. Same owner signed his name on title page. Sol... View more info

Conquest of Florida

By: Irving, Theodore

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Carey, Lea & Blanchard: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5630

Condition: Good


Boards scuffed, corners and edges worn, spines darkened, gilt titles faded, interiors browned and somewhat brittle, a few water stained pages. Half of Vol. 1 ffep torn off, one back fep missing, the other torn. Former owner's name on ffep of both volumes and some pencil marks. However, the text block is complete and binding is tight. ; Vol. 1 & 2; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 290, 302 pages; Theodore Irving, who dedicated the book to his uncle Washington Irvig, used La Florida de la Inca of Garcilaso de la Vega as his primary source. He includes in the Appendix (Vol. 2) a narrative sketc... View more info

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Hotel Rates in Jacksonville Florida

By: Jacksonville Hotels

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Jacksonville Hotels: 1928

Seller ID: 11815

Condition: Near Fine


Two-fold brochure opens up to 6 1/2 X 10 with a total of four panels of varying dimensions. The only flaw is a little light bleedthrough from print and photo on back of front cover. Overall the pamphlet is NF. ; Sepia-toned Photographs; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 1 pages; Brochure list Jacksonville Hotels and their rates fro 1928. A couple of restaurants are listed. Nice photo of Jacksonville's skyline. View more info

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De Soto and His Men in the Land of Florida

By: King, Grace

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 16821

Condition: Good+


This is a former library books and has all the usually markings and accoutrements.It has some edge, corner and surface wear but has remained surprisingly presentable, square and securely bound. G to G+. This is a history or maybe more precisely historical novel of the De Soto expedition to Florida and beyond.. King seems to have used most of the sources that were available to her in the late 19th century. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 326 pages View more info

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Over the Sunshine City: A Reminiscence : Sheet Music

By: Lawrence, Frank W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Londonderry Vermont, Lawrence Brothers: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16896

Condition: Very Good


This sheet music has some generally light edge, corner and surface wear. There are a few small scuffs on the front. Overall it is VG. The cover shows a B&W photograph of The Goodyear Blimp, "Vigilant of St. Petersburg", as it was christened. For a number of years in the 1930's, St. Petersburg was the port city for Goodyear's fleet of blimps. Lawrence composed this song after going for a ride in the blimp. He describes this flight and adds the words to the song on the inside front cover. This sheet music seems to be quite uncommon. I find no copies in the trade and no listing on WorldCat. ; B... View more info

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Florida Birds :Biographies of Selected Species of Birds and Compiled List of all Species Occurring in Florida

By: Longstreet, Rupert J. (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tallahassee, Florida Deprtment of Agriculture: 1931

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8934

Condition: Very Good-


Corners of wraps and pages slightly curled, overall light soil and a few stains, small hole at top left edge of front cover, largish dampstain on back, not affecting interior. Edges of text block toned. Interior is clean and tight, color plates are excellent. Spine is neither creased nor cracked. ; Volume 41, Number 3 Quarterly Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184, 9 pages; Descriptions of many Florda birds are accompanied by fuul page color plates by various artists and some B&W drawings. There is a list inthe back of all species found in Florida at that t... View more info

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The Tragedies of Oak Hurst: A Florida Romance

By: Marean, Beatrice

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Chicago, Donahue, Henneberry & Co.: 1891

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14571

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Olive cloth with light edge and corner wear and mild aging. Book is squae and binding is secure with no tears of parting. Remakable condition for this quite uncommon title.Beatrice Marean was the pen name of Mrs. Rene R. Snowden. Her husband was a prominent Doctor in Ocala, Florida and The Tragedies of Oak Hurst was based on an event in Ocala, which is called Magnolia Centre in the novel. The characters in the story were almost all thinly disguised citizens of Ocala, and the book caused a great disturbance in the community. The story is that Ocalans bought up copies of the book and destroyed t... View more info