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Dorothy Sawyer, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and bookseller extraordinaire, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2016 after a prolonged illness and an epic battle to recover. Dorothy was an exceptionally generous, caring and formidable woman, deeply loved by all who knew her. A consummate professional and expert in many fields of collectibles, Dorothy's passing represents a significant loss to the antiquarian book trade. Pending orders are being processed but the shopping cart has been disabled and no further orders can be accepted at this time. Disposition of Dorothy's vast inventory of collectible books is pending via her estate. Interested parties are invited to inquire via the Contact page.





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For more than 50 years Dorothy J. Sawyer has been offering fine antiquarian and collectible books. Her success is based on a passionate commitment to meticulous care and professional attention to detail. All books are individually wrapped and sealed. All books have been inspected thoroughly for damage and defects. Any attributes or detractions are clearly stated in the descriptions. All books are returnable if not as described.

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The Green Thumb Book of Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Abraham, George.

Condition: FINE/FINE. Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1970, First Edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 355pp, Maroon decorated cloth. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on front endpaper, "Happy Gardening, George Doc Abraham". Bright crisp copy,. in dust jacket, excellent condition in new Brodart protector. With line drawings, photos and charts. George and Katy Abraham were for many years, on the radio station WHAM with their gardening program "The Green Thumb". (Gardening, Horticulture, Fruits & Vegetables, Radio Personalities, Signed by author, Doc Abraham, Rochester, NY, WHAM Radio, Collectible)
$25.00
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Record No: 003282
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History of Rochester in Verse

Allen, John G.

Condition: NEAR FINE. Self published, circa 1900-1920, 1st edition, Softcover. 8vo, 161pp, Photo illustrations. Stiff grey wraps with gilt title. Written by a local educator and illustrated with photos and accompaning verse. Photos of Rochester schools, churches, buildings, and famous Rochesterians.A rather scarce book. (Rochester, NY, New York State, Local history, Illustrated, Verse)
$25.00
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Record No: 001939
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One Hundred Years in the Paper Business 1819-1919; Being a Brief History of the Founding of the Paper Business of The..

Alling & Cory Company.

Condition: FINE. Rochester, NY, Privately printed, 1919, 1st edition, Hardcover. 6.5" x 9.5", 21pp, Title continues: Alling & Cory Company, together with account of its growth during the Centenary period of its existence. Designed and printed at Rochester, NY, December Nineteen Hundred Nineteen. Original tan boards with front label, decorated endpapers. First edition with 1919 on title page. Color frontispiece, portraits of the founders withtissue guards present, and history of the company. In pristine condition, this Centenary edition is very scarce. (Alling & Cory, Rochester, NY, Local history, Paper business, Centenary edition, Non fiction, Printing, Collectible)
$25.00
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Record No: 001278
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The Indian and His River: Being a Book of Iroquois Indian Songs and Legends, and of the River Genesee.

Burke, Carleton.

Condition: V-FINE/V-FINE. Rochester, NY, Foss-Soule Press, 1933, HARDCOVER. 6.25" x 9.25", 45pp, #122 of a LIMITED EDITION of 300, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Authentic Iroquois decorations and illustrations by Jack Beiber. Foreward by Arthur C. Parker. Cloth-backed boards with pictorial label, birchbark design on cover and endpapers. Original wax paper dust jacket with spider web design, protected in mylar cover. Scarce in this original hardcover edition. (Iroquois Indians, Genesee River, New York State, Signed by author, Limited edition, Poetry, Seneca Indians, Genesee Country, Collectible)
$75.00
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Record No: 001172
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The Best of Henry Clune in the Democrat & Chronicle

Clune, Henry.

Condition: VERY FINE. Privately printed, circa 1960's, Hardcover. 9.5"x 11.5", Unpaginated, Preface by Paul Miller. Brown cloth flexible boards with brown tie, gilt lettering. SIGNED and INSCRIBED in ink by Henry Clune. and dated April 1965. Filled with his numerous writings for the Democrat & Chronicle, he was an author of many books, such as the Rivers of America series. In pristine condition, a very scarce item. (Signed by author, Inscribed by author, Journalist, Rochester, NY, Scarce)
$65.00
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Record No: 000466
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The Rochester I Know

Clune, Henry W.

0385069502.

Condition: FINE/FINE. Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., 1972, 1st edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 384pp, Blue cloth with silver lettering, in dust jacket, in new Brodart protector. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Henry Clune writes about the local history of Rochester, New York, where he was a newspaper reporter and columnist for many years. In pristine condition, excellent! ISBN: 0385069502. (Rochester, NY, Local history, Signed edition, First edition, Collectible, New York State)
$30.00
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Record No: 000639
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Souvenir and Other Stories

Clune, Henry W.

9990687838.

Condition: V-FINE/NEAR FINE. Geneseo, NY, James Brunner, Publisher, 1990, Limited Edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 218pp, Illus by Marilyn Reynolds. Limited Edition #565 of 1,000 copies. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, Henry Clune who was a Rochester, New York newspaper reporter,. columnist, and a cunning story teller. Clean, crisp tight copy, dust jacketin new Brodart protector. ISBN: 9990687838. (Limited edition, Signed by author, Rochester, NY, Collectible)
$25.00
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Record No: 003581
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Chronicles of an African Trip

Eastman, George.

Condition: FINE. Rochester, NY, Privately printed, 1927, 1st edition, Hardcover. Photo illustrated plates. Printed presentation card bound in, "To My Old Comrades in The Kodak Organization, Geo Eastman". A photo-journal of his African. Safari, with photographs by George Eastman, Pomeroy, Stewart, and photos inlast section by Martin Johnson who accompanied Eastman on the trip. Beige cloth-backed boards with paper spine label, endpapers decorated with chartsof the route of the Safari. An excellent copy!! (Hunting, Africa, Photography, George Eastman, Kodak, Martin Johnson, Illustrated, Safari, Big game hunting)
$120.00
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Record No: 002404
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Good Enough for Grandpa

Gerling, Curt.

Condition: FINE/FINE. Webster, NY, Plaza Pub., 1958, 1st edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 237pp, Maroon boards in dust jacket. SIGNED by the author. Humorous stories and recollections about folks of Rochester, New York. and vicinity. Clean crisp and tight. (Signed edition, First edition, Local history, Rochester, NY, Humorous, Collectible)
$25.00
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Record No: 000691
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A Panoramic History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York

McKelvey, Blake.

0897810031.

Condition: FINE/NEAR FINE. Woodland Hills, CA, Windsor Publications, 1979, 1st edition, Hardcover. Large 4to, 264pp, Blue cloth, silver decorated, in dust jacket. The drama of events that led to the creation of Rochester, on the Genesee. Filled with photos and history of this city. Clean crisp and tight. ISBN: 0897810031. (New York State, Rochester, NY, History, Illustrated)
$35.00
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Record No: 001871
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Rochester: a Brief History

McKelvey, Blake.

Condition: AS NEW/AS NEW. NY, The Edwin Mellen Press, 1984, 1st edition, Hardcover. Large 8vo, 95pp+ Index, As new, book and jacket in pristine unblemished condition. Gift quality! First edition, SIGNED by the author, inscribed on the. blank front endpaper "To Ruth with Best Wishes, Blake McKelvey". A history of Rochester, New York, with 51 b&w photo illustrations. Clean crisp and tight. ISBN: 0889460264. (Local history, Rochester, NY, Illustrated, Regional history, Signed edition, Inscribed by author)
$35.00
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Record No: 005950
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Rochester: an Emerging Metropolis 1925-1961

McKelvey, Blake.

Condition: FINE/NEAR FINE. Rochester, Christopher Press, 1961, 1st edition, Hardcover. Large 8vo, 404pp, Green cloth, dust jacket slightly tanned on edges, else fine in new Brodart protector. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. History and numerous photo illustrations of Rochester, New York and vicinity. (History, Rochester, New York State, First edition, Signed by author, Collectible)
$35.00
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Record No: 004091
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Rochester in the Civil War: Rochester Historical Society Publications Xxii

McKelvey, Blake.

Condition: VERY GOOD. Rochester, NY, Rochester Historical Soc., 1944, 1st edition, Hardcover. Octavo, 266pp, Original black decorated cover and spine, with lettering lightly dimmed, endpapers slightly age-tanned. No jacket issued. Exceptionally clean with crisp pages and tight binding. Narratives and accounts of the Rochester participants in the Civil War, along with lettersand diaries from soldiers who engaged in the war, with photo illustrated plates. (Rochester, NY, New York State, Civil War, American history, Military history, Illustrated)
$95.00
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Record No: 000839
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Rochester: the Quest for Quality 1890-1925

McKelvey, Blake.

Condition: FINE/NEAR FINE. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1956, 1st edition, Hardcover. Large 8vo, 432pp, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the title page. Green cloth. dust jacket edges slightly tanned else fine, in new Brodart protector. History with numerous photographs of Rochester, New York and vicinity. (History, Rochester, New York State, First edition, Signed by author, Collectible, Illustrated)
$35.00
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Record No: 004090
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The Changing Years

Merrill, Arch.

Condition: FINE+/FINE+. Rochester, NY, American Book/Stratford, 1967, 1st edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 194pp, Arch Merrill takes his readers through the changing years of the 20th century, a regional book of New York State. Photo illustrations. Dust jacket in new mylar protector. Clean crisp and tight. (New York State, Americana, Local history, Illustrated)
$30.00
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Record No: 000830
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Our Goodly Heritage

Merrill, Arch.

Condition: FINE/FINE. NY, American Book/Stratford, n.d. [1956], 1st edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 216pp, Red boards, in dust jacket. Arch Merrills fifteenth regional book of Western New York States history, legends, and lores. Photo illustrations. Clean crisp and tight. (New York State, History, Rochester author, Legends, Folklore)
$30.00
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Record No: 000484
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Second Helping

Morrill, Belle Chapman.

Condition: FINE/VERY GOOD. Chicago, Dierkes Press, 1950, 1st edition, 1st printing, Hardcover. 5.75" x 8.", 48pp, Pale green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, in dust jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper. The second book of poems written by this Rochester, NY author. Dust jacket has a few minor chips and age-toned spine, in a new mylar protector. Book is clean crisp and tight. (Inspirational, Poetry, Poems, Rochester, NY, Collectible)
$25.00
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Record No: 000528
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New Guinea Adventures

Sister Theophane, S. Sp. S.

Condition: NEAR FINE/NO DJ. Rochester, NY, James Conolly, 1945, 1st edition, Hardcover. 8vo, 142pp, Black cloth, gilt lettering dimmed else Fine. Black & white photo frontispiece of the author and numerous photos taken in. New Guinea where she served nine years as a nurse in a mission among the Kanakas, on a jungle island in the Pacific during World War II, and where she met her untimely death. Compiled and edited from her letters by Sister Rosalie, S.S.J., with Foreward by Right Reverend George V. Burns. A clean and tight copy. (Catholic missionary, Sister Theophane, New Guinea, World War II, Biography, Non-fiction)
$50.00
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Record No: 003941
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Songs of Our Alma Mater

Women's College of the University of Rochester.

Condition: VERY GOOD. Rochester, NY, University of Rochester, 1916, Hardcover. 7" x 10.5", 50pp, Black cloth covers. Music and words of many songs relating to the school such as "College by the Genesee", Good Old U of R",. "College Days in Flower City", also musical cheers for the school. Stamp on front endpaper Catherine Strong Hall. Text is clean and tight. (College song book, Rochester, NY, U of R, Collectible, Music)
$25.00
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Record No: 002179
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Rochester and Monroe County: a History and Guide

WPA (Works Project Administration) Federal Writers' Project.

Condition: FINE/VERY GOOD. NY, Scrantom's, 1937, 1st edition, 1st printing, Hardcover. 8vo, 460pp, Maroon pebbled boards, in original dust jacket, maps on endpapers. With photo illustrations plus three fold-out maps. American Guide Series. The product of two years of research and writing by the Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration in Rochester, NY, a guide and a history of Rochester and Monroe County, dramatically disclosing the character of the people. Book is clean crisp and tight, mapsare as new, minor wear on edges of dust jacket, enclosed in a new clear Brodart protector. Becoming hard-to-find in this condition. (WPA, Rochester, New York State, Monroe County, Maps, Regional history, Illustrated, American Guide, Collectible)
$125.00
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Record No: 001597
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