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A Field Guide to the Common Trees and Large Shrubs of Puerto Rico

By: Ashton, P. Mark S

Price: $39.95

Publisher: [New Haven, Ct.], Tropical Resources Institute, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,: 1985

Seller ID: 011315

Condition: Very Good


Cover title with misspelling: Forester's Field Guide to the Trees and Shubs of Puerto Rico. Second Edition. Spiral-bound printed cardstock; 8.5 inches tall; 136 pages with index and glossary. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Minor hand soiling on the covers. Illustrations by the author. View more info

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The Extraordinary Trees of Whitehead Street
[Key West, Florida]

By: Bradford, Judi

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Blurb: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010780

ISBN: 1457993139

Condition: New


SIGNED by the Author. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. A thoughtful four-block walking tour of Old Town Key West's oldest neighborhood where some of the most extraordinary trees dance when you're not looking. View more info

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Lighthouses of the Florida Keys: A Short History and Guide

By: Dean, Love

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Sarasota, FL, Pineapple Press: 1998

Seller ID: 010174

ISBN: 1561641650

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Except for two land-based lighthouses (at Cape Florida and Key West), the lighthouses of the Florida Keys comprise the largest collection of iron screwpile lighthouses in the world. This is a history of the individual lights, including their construction, repairs needed due to storms, and the politics that have always swirled around them as surely as the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Florida Straits. This detailed account will transport you to a time when wreckers cruised the sea and lighthouse keepers diligence saved the... View more info

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Florida Days

By: Deland, Margaret

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1889

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011625

Condition: Very Good


An early travel account in Northern Florida through St. Augustine and along the St. Johns River in the 1880s. The authors vivid reminiscences of the scenery, natural history, and the local people of the time, some of it in dialect coupled with fine illustrations by Louis K. Harlow evoke the place as it was before the massive development and commercialization. Decorated cloth; bindings are tight with a slight shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with hand soiling. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; xviii, [19]-200 pages printed on thick cardstock.First Editio... View more info

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Over Key West and the Florida Keys

By: Feil, Charles

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Sarasota, Florida, Pineapple Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011318

ISBN: 1561642401

Condition: New


The Keys, flung out below the Florida peninsula, are mere slivers of land separating the shimmering, turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Chuck Feil shows them to us from his lofty perch of five hundred feet aboard gyroplane Rooty Kazooty.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

Image for <b> Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment </b><br>[Fooball; NCAA]

Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment
[Fooball; NCAA]

By: Feldman, Bruce

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, NAL Hardcover: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010530

ISBN: 0451212975

Condition: New


The story of how the Miami Hurricanes rose from a laughingstock to a college football legend-and reshaped American sports.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. --- Illustrated with B/W photos. --- First Edition, First Printing. View more info

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St. Augustine Cookery[Florida]

By: Flagler Hospital Auxiliary Members

Price: $14.95

Publisher: St. Augustine, Florida, The Flagler Hospital Auxiliary: 1965

Seller ID: 010394

Condition: Very Good


A collection of recipes handed down by Spanish, French, English and American settlers from the Nation's Oldest City. Stapled pictorial cardstock; 19 pages with line drawings. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm; light aging wear to the cover. View more info

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St. Petersburg and Its People

By: Fuller, Walter P.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: St. Petersburg, Great Outdoors Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 011622

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by the author with a personal anecdotal inscription. First Edition, First Printing. Book is near fine with a poor dust jacket; lacking a 5 by 2 inch triangle at the front bottom edge with inside tape repair of a closed tear across the front picture. 4to; 11 inches tall; 389 pages; illustrated with historical photos and charts. This book consists of three well defined, well-documented parts. The first is a lively narrative is about the people of St. Pete starting with its first primitive Indians and moving toward the families of settlers. The second part covers segments of ... View more info

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Marathon Heart of the Key West Extension

By: Gallagher, Don

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Florida Keys, Pigeon Key Foundation , Inc.: 1999

Seller ID: 011311

ISBN: 096495673X

Condition: Fine


Henry M. Flagler extended his successful Florida East Coast Railway from Homestead to Key West in the early 1900s. The Key West Extension spawned a small town in the jungle and mangroves of Key Vaca in the Florida Keys. Given the name Marathon, this town and nearby areas were the heart of the Extension project. For a few short years, the Marathon area was the command post for the growing railway, and was also the southernmost rail-steamer connection in the U.S. Time and progress have obliterated nearly all traces of this town, but photographs and stories remain to tell us of the first ... View more info

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Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, University Press of Florida: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010930

ISBN: 0813017173

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket . Carl Hiaasen is one of America's finest novelists. His newspaper column is another side of the same talent, examining with a corrosive writer's eye the outrageous carnival of Southern Florida. ...... This is a splendid collection by a native son whose rage at the despoiling of Florida can only be relieved by dark laughter. [Pete Hamill] View more info

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Cold Before Morning. A Heart-warming Novel about a Florida Pioneer Family

By: Jones, John Pauls, Jr.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Tallahassee, Florida, Father and Sons Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 011556

Condition: Fine


SIGNED by the author with an inscription. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; 227 pages. Cold Before Morning is a simple yet powerful novel of a Scottish family's emotional and heart-warming romance and daily conflict with pioneer Florida between 1854 and 1913. The James McCredies arrived in Micanopy, Florida, one of the state's oldest communities, just in time to get involved in the Third Seminole Indian War, then the Civil War, followed by years of Reconstruction and Yellow Fever epidemics. Dur... View more info

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Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic
(Florida History and Culture)
[Florida Keys]

By: Kerstein, Robert

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida:, University Press of Florida: 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010370

ISBN: 0813038057

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Key West in its time has been many things to many different people. It was once the largest city in Florida. It has been one of the wealthiest cities, per capita, in the country; it has also been among the poorest. In the 1980s, it elected the first openly gay mayor in the United States, and later a mayor who, according to the Washington Post, had been a "gambler, gunrunner, saloonkeeper, fishing boat captain, ladies' man, and peerless raconteur." But wh... View more info

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A Birder's Guide to Florida

By: Lane, James A.; Revised by Harold R. Holt

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Colorado, Aba Sales: 1990

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 011308

Condition: Very Good


Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Inscription from author Harold Holt. ---- Illustrated with maps and photographs. View more info

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Key West: Images of the Past

By: Langley, Joan; Langley, Wright

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Key West, Florida, Christopher C. Belland & Edwin O. Swift: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011304

ISBN: 0960927204

Condition: New


Gathered from many sources, many of the images are snapshots from family albums - treasures that show lighter and brighter days of island living. Some are photographs of the famous who visited or lived here part-time: Thomas Edison, Frederick Douglas, Henry Flagler, Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway, President Harry Truman. Others show the infamous: Manuel Cabeza tarred and feathered, and killed by the Ku Klux Klan; the bizarre Karl Von Cosel, who stole Elena Hoyos' body and lived with it for seven years. Whether one has a vested interest in Key West or is just interested in seeing w... View more info

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Birds in Florida

By: Longstreet, R. J.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Tampa, FLorida, Trend House: 1960

Seller ID: 006804

Condition: Very Good


Revised Edition; with 32 new pages of full-color photographs by S. A Grimes. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve has minor damp-stain on the spine. 9.25 inches tall. 176 pages with index. View more info

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Handbook of Florida Palms

By: McGeachy, Beth

Price: $14.95

Publisher: St. Petersburg. Florida, The Great Outdoors Publishing Company: 1977

Seller ID: 011305

Condition: Very Good


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Two pages were once dogeared. Illustrated with b/w photography and drawings on every page. 63 pages with index. View more info

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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida

By: McQuade, James

Price: $245.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas R. Knox & CO.: 1885

Seller ID: 011035

Condition: Very Good


The Montauk's cruise was from New York to the Caribbean, which set sail February 21, 1884 and returned May 3, 1884 stopping at Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica, Cuba, Havana and Florida. An interesting amount of sheet music and poetry add to the narrative. Gives very detailed descriptions of social conditions with notes on slavery and the natives in the places visited. The author was an accomplished stylist including ironic humor, puns and amusing turns of phrase in his narration. Publisher's dark brown cloth with titles stamped in g... View more info

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The Biltmore: Beacon for Miami (The Pickering Press Florida history series)

By: Muir, Helen

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Miami, Pickering Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010928

ISBN: 0940495058

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Illustrated with 40 historic photographs. 8vo; 8.75 inches tall; 166 pages with index. Cover illustration by Martyna Kupciunas. View more info

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Charlotte's Story: An Undated Florida Key Diary 1934-1935

By: Niedhauk, Charlotte Arpin

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Pompano Beach, Florida, Exposition Press of Florida: 1983

Seller ID: 011352

ISBN: 0682499382

Condition: Very Good


Fabulous story of ingenuity. Remarkable couple living during the era of speakeasies in stilt houses in the Florida Keys.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Previous owners name top of half-title page. View more info

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Laura Woodward: The Artist Behind the Innovator Who Developed Palm Beach
[Florida]

By: Pollack, Deborah C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: USA, Blue Heron Press with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010488

ISBN: 0977839915

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but previous owner's name on the top corner of front free endpage. 4to; 11.25 inches tall; 253 pages with index; Lavishly illustrated with historical reproductions and color prints of her paintings. Laura Woodward (1834-1926), born in Mount Hope, Orange County, New York, was one of a handful of women members of the Hudson River and White Mountain Schools. Her paintings invoked great praise from the critics of the day and her bravery cleared the path for women landscape artists to follow. Woodward came to Florida in the 1880s and from ca.1888-1896 became one... View more info