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The Hochunk Story; A Glimpse. Notes to America: Words Straight from the Sources's Mouth, by Kingswan, Churck (M.D.). n.p.: Neillsville, WI, 1990. Edition: First. Softcover, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, [1 title page],14,[1 appendix] pages. Cover title: HOCUNK HISTORY A GLIMPSE. NOTES TO AMERICA: WORDS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE'S MOUTH. FROM THE ICE AGE TO THE NUCLEAR. Light blue saddle stapled cardstock cover. Appendix includes definitions of a few Hochunk words. $20.00
Tales of Old Chilton, by Smith, Lil [Editor]. Calumet Printing Company: Chilton, 1977. Edition: presumed first. Softcover, 8.5 by 11 inches, 107,[1 addendum] pages. Light yellow pictorial textured cardstock wraps, saddle stapled. Well illustrated with black and white historic photographs; centerfold shows an 1878 bird's eye view map of the town $40.00
Photo History Milwaukee Fire Dept, by Haight, Jim. n.p.:n.p., 1983. Edition: Presumed first. Softcover, 8.5 by 11 inches,  pages. Red pictorial card-stock covers. Saddle stapled. Cover illustrations by Mary Jo Malinger. Blak and white photographs throughout. $35.00
Praktisches Kochbuch für die Deutschen in Amerika, by Davidis, Henriette. Geo. Brumder: Milwaukee, Wis., 1897. Edition: Second American Edition, later printing. Hardcover, 6 by 8.25 inches, 646,  pages. Green pictorial cloth, well illustrated with black and white plates. Frontispiece a picture of the author. Indexes in both German and English. Text in German only, except for subtitles of recipes. $25.00
The Articles of Faith and Covenant of the Evangelical Church, Sherburne [Massachusetts]: With a List of the Members, by No author stated. Webster & Southard: Boston, 1835. Edition: No edition stated. Presumed first. Hardcover, 5 by 7.5 inches, 11, [46 blank] pages. Rebound in hard cover. Half bound with leather on spine and corners, marbled paper on cover. Book has only eleven numbered pages. Final 46 pages are blank and probably included to make the book thick enough to support a hard cover. $25.00
The Natural History of the Minocki of the Lakeland Region of Wisconsin, by Schneider, Professor Richard C.. Rickard C. Schneider: Minocqua, Wisconsin, 1980. Edition: First edition. Hardcover, 6 by 9.75 inches, 255 pages. Title continues: (The Whole Cloth Edition) Containing All the Available Knowledge About These Creatures with an Appendix of Ancient Documents and a Collection of Legends from Antiquity. Pictorial cloth over boards. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings plus a full color "centerfold." SIGNED by the author on the title page. $20.00
Reminiscing Marietta Township [Crawford County, Wisconsin], by Zajicek, Mrs. Joe Sr.. n.p.: n.p., 1969. Edition: presumed First. Softcover, 8.5 by 11 inches, 21 one-sided sheets, unpaginated pages. Light blue side-stapled booklet consisting of 21 one-sided sheets; typewriter font. (Color is a little more blue than scan shows.) $25.00
The Menominee Indians: A History, by Ourada, Patricia K.. University of Oklahoma: Norman, Oklahoma, 1979. Edition: First edition stated. ISBN: 080611486X. Hardcover, 6.25 by 9.25 inches, 274 pages. Foreword by Donald J. Berthrong. Volumn 146 of The Civilization of the American Indian series.Black cloth with blue and green lettering on spine. Includes 30 pages of black and white pictues, some maps, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. $30.00
Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Indian Town, by Birmingham, Robert A and Lynne G. goldstein. Wisconsin Historical Society Press: Madison, Wisconsin, 2005. Edition: First edition with full number line. ISBN: 0870203622. Softcover, 6 by 9 inches, 138 pages. Pictorial wraps, well illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and drawings. Includes Notes, Bibliography, Photo Credits and Index. Signed by the author on the half-title page: To David / See you at Aztalan sometime / Bob Birmingham $18.00
Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman, by Morris, John. Seren-Poetry Wales Press: Brigent, Wales, 2012. Edition: Reprint. ISBN: 9781854115669. Softcover, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, 208 pages. Pictorial wraps. Includes black and white photographs, Index and Bibliography. $18.00