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81 Brown, Rev. B. F. An Essay: Wesley and Methodism. The Relations of the Wesleys to the English Church and to Methodism. John Wesley Not the Founder of the Methodist Church.
Titusville, Florida: Florida Star Printing House, 1891. 
6 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Paperbound, 19 pp. Rectangular area, 1 1/2 inches high, of upper cover, just above title, has been removed; otherwise, a nice copy, internally clean and sound, with edgewear that includes light chipping and a hairline tear to lower corner of upper cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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82 Bryan, O. C. The Soils of Florida. [Bulletin No. 42, R November 1962].
Tallahassee: State of Florida, Department of Agriculture, 1962. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, full-color illus. stapled wrappers), 48 pp + large folding map, Generalized Soil Types of Florida. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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83 Burghard, August. The Story of Frederick C. Peters.
Fort Lauderdale, FL: Tropical Press, Inc., 1972. First Edition. 
Royal octavo, slick gold textured boards (hardcover), vii + 258 pp. Near-Fine, with mark to ffep; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. From Introduction: This is the story of Frederick C. Peters and his closely knit family...and the widespread social consequences of Peters and the pneumococcus. This book is to sort out the pieces and fit them together; to select and emphasize the more important people and events. Peters did far more than just make money...and that in itself is interesting, of course. But it proves even more appealing when a man such as Peters in unpretentious, capable in many areas, and radiates a kind of competence that makies friends and contributes to an entire society... Frederick C. Peters, who was to make substantial innovations in the Florida potato industry, to found and develop the City of Plantation, and make possible the Agricultural Experiment Station on the sand and Everglades muck of Broward County... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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84 Burke, John. Rogue's Progress: The Fabulous Adventures of Wilson Mizner.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1975). 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xi + 304 pp. Very Good+, with light foxing and and lightly rubbed edges; in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Wilson Mizner was an American original; his life, a series of panels illustrating the Rogue's Progress. He was a scamp, a rascal, a knave -- and larceny lurked in his heart -- but he had many redeeming features and brought laughter to thousands of people who heard his outrageous comic remarks which made H. L. Mencken call him the sharpest wit in America since Mark Twain. Born into a respectable old California family, Mizner was anything but respectable himself. His life, as he chose to lead it, reads like chapters from a history of American chicanery from the 1890s to the 1930s. Mizner sang in Barbary Coast dives, hustled for a medicine show, managed a boxing bear, ran a badger game (among other swindles) in Alaska, after a prvious stint in the Yukon goldfields. If there was an opportunity or a place to con money, Mizner was there, running a banana plantation in Guatemala, cardsharping across the Atlantic on various luxury liners, managing middle-weight cahmpion Stanley Ketchel, and on Broadway, collaborating with Paul Armstrong on underworld dramas, such as Alias Jimmy Valentine, with time out for an ill-fated short-lived marriage to one of New York's richest widows. After playing a leading role in the Florida land boom of the twenties, by selling underwater lots at outrageous prices, Mizner headed for Hollywood, where he ocntriibuted realistic dialogue to the new wave of gangster pictures... 
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85 Burnett, Gene M. Florida's Past, Volume 2: People and Events that Shaped the State.
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, [1988]. First Edition, As Stated. 
Signed by Author. Octavo, brown cloth & green boards (hardcover), gilt letters, x, 259 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and very light, penciled underlining, in aVery Good dust jacket with light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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86 Burnett, Harry C. Orchid Diseases.
Tallahassee: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1974. Bulletin 10 (Revision of Volume I, No. 3 (January 1965). 
Octavo, stiff color-illustrated wrappers, stapled, 66 pp. Color photos, b&w photos. Fine. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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87 Burt, Al. Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes: Al Burt's Florida. With an Introduction by Ernest Lyons. [Signed].
Port Salerno, FL: Florida Classics Library, (1983). 
Signed & inscribed by author on title. Octavo, softbound (stiff, illus. wrappers), [viii], 326 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges & some age darkening. From lower cover: In times of dramatic change, we all need a lamplighter who can help us see where we are headed by showing us where we've been. For Floridians, Al Burt is that lamplighter. Al's column is a conservatory of Florida history. Week after week, he illuminates people, places and traditions -- all caught in a swirl of change, yet all worth hanging onto. More than any body of writings that I know of, Al Burt's Florida is a touchstone between the Florida that was, the Florida that is, and the Florida that is in the becoming. Al performs this heavy duty without the first hint of heavy-handedness. His prose, like the man himself, is gentle and sensitive. May this collection of his columns spawn more... 
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88 Burt, Al. The Tropic of Cracker. Foreword by Raymond Arsenault and Gary Mormino.
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, (1999). 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv + 240 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Crack of the old-time cow hunter's whip gave the native Floridian a nickname, but Al Burt's The Tropic of Cracker is a state of mind shared by those who love what remains of the FLorida that needed no blueprint or balance sheet for its creation, what was here before there was a can opener or a commercial or a real-estate agent. In his years of roving the state as a Miami Herald columnist, Al Burt mapped Florida's Tropic of Cracker, not with lines of latitude and longitude but with stories. The Crackers Burt tells of are men and women from Apalachicola to the Everglades, from Tallahassee to the Keys. They lived in the late 1800s, and they live today -- along the Ocklawaha and in the floodplains of Lake Okeechobee. They were cow hunters, Conchs, and alligator men. They grew oranges, sugarcane, and muscadine grapes. They made moonshine. They drove mules, ate fried mullet, and told yarns in a Cracker creole about Florida's panthers, snakes, alligators, and hurricanes. There are luminaries among them, and writing about them...but mostly they are just regular folk who mark the borders of the elusive and magical Tropic of Cracker... 
Price: 12.50 USD
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89 Butler H. E., Fellow of New College, Translated. The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1909. 
Small octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 238 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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90 Campbell, Richard L. Historical Sketches of Colonial Florida.
Cleveland, Ohio: The Williams Publishing Co., 1892. First Edition. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), Very Good, with sunning and light wear to spine, small chip to ffep. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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91 Cannon, Ronald B., ed. Emerald Coast Review, 1989: A Collection of Works of West Florida Writers.
Pensacola: West Florida Literary Federation, 1989. 
1st edition. Octavo, softbond, xi, 166 pp. Illus. Small former-owner stamp; otherwise Near-Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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92 Ceo, Rocco J. and Joanna Lombard. Historical Landscapes of Florida.
Miami: Deering Foundation and University of Miami School of Architecture, [2001]. 
Oblong quarto, softbound, 134 pp. Fine. Including photos, histories, and achitectural drawings of 27 historical landscapes of Florida. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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93 Cinchett, John V. Images of America: Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes.
Charleston, SC Arcadia Publishing, (2009). 
Octavo, softbound (photo-illustrated wrappers), 127 pp. Wrinkle to upper cover; otherwise, Fine. During the 1950s, the Cinchett Neon Sign Company came to be Tampa's best-known sign maker. When the city planned to build a zoo, the mayor asked Cinchett to design the new sign. Fried chicken king Colonel Sanders had the sign company create all the neon work for his first two Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in Central Florida, and soon after, other reputable businesses came calling. This spectacular collection of more than 200 vintage photographs will take you on a walking tour of beautiful Tampa during her Ňglory yearsÓ -- the 1950s. Captured in photographs taken by the Cinchett family for their neon sign shop in Tampa, these never-before-seen images showcase local landmarks, businesses, and street scenes that will take you back to the day when downtown was a bustling haen of popular stores and restaurants. Author John V. Cinchett worked at his gradfather's sign shop unil the late 1980s. A third-generation Floridian and Tampa native, Cinchett is the organist at various historic Tampa-area churches. 
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94 City of Jacksonville. Budget: City of Jacksonville, Florida 1928, Estimated Revenues and Expenditures for 1929.
Jacksonville, 1929. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, stapled printed wrappers), 26 pp. Small inked note to upper cover; otherwise, a Very Good copy with lightly soiled covers. Includes detailed budget for all city departments & operations for 1929. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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95 Clark, Evert and Nicholas Horrock. Contrabandista!
New York: Praeger Publishers, (1973). 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 231 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges; in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: This fast-moving account of a conspiracy within a conspiracy describes the wholesale smuggling of heroin into the United States by light plane from South America. For nearly a decade the Latin Connection to the already well-known French Connection went largely unnoticed. During that time the ubiquitous French-Corsican underworld built a powerful cartel based on the availability of the contrabandistas -- smugglers long known for their dealings in cigarettes and whisky, wigs and Levis. Switched onto heroin, many of them without knowing what their small aircraft were landing at Florida airbports, the contrabndistas found themselves caught in a desperate game for fantastic stakes played out on Miami boulevards and in New York hotels. Eventually they were outmaneuvered by a small by nervy and determined group of U. S. narcotics agents and international intelligence operatives... 
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96 Clarke, Mary Helm. South Florida's Gold Coast (Miami to West Palm Beach).
Coral Gables, Florida: Clarke Publication, 1952. 
Octavo, softbound (stapled, illus. gold wrappers), 48 pp. Very Good, with foxing. Illustrated. Contents: Introduction; The Celestials; Palm Beach; West Palm Beach; Lake Worth; Lantana, Hypoluxo, Boynton; Delray Beach; Boca Raton; Deerfield, Pompano; Fort Lauderdale; Dania; Hollywood-by-the-Sea; Strip Map of Florida's Gold Coast (mileage chart); Inter-American Cultural and Trade Center; North Miami Beach; Miami Area; Miami Beach Area; Hialeah, Miami Springs, Opa-locka; Coral Gables; Big and Little Hunting Grounds. 
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97 Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. Clearwater, Florida: Where it's Springtime all the Time.
Clearwater, Fla.: Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, n.d. [ca. 1928-1930.] 
Octavo, color-illustrated wrappers, stapled, 32 pp. Photos, color illustrations. Promotional piece for the city of Clearwater. Ex-library copy; otherwise Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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98 Clements, Adrienne. The Yellow River Railroad.
Bagdad, Florida: Patagonia Press, 2004. First Edition. 
Octavo, stiff illustrated wrappers, stapled, 70 pp. Maps, photos. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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99 Coleman, Lisa. Images of America: Clearwater.
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, (2002). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, slick, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: Clearwater, situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, is a progressive city that is rife with history and known for its breathtaking landscape. The city that has become one of the state's prime destinations was once inhabited by Timucuan, Calusa, and Apalachee tribes. Early settlers called the area that had plentiful fresh springs alon its shore Clear Water Harbor from the Native American word Pocotopaug, and early developers and speculators drew tourists and residents touting Clearwater as a resort community with a comfortable climate. Opportunity and adventure brought many pioneering families, citrus farmers, railroad barons, and land developers to the area. Today, Clearwater is a locality that continues to move forward while preserving its distinct past. Images of America: Clearwater is a unique collection of vintage photographs and facts that brings to life the history of this thriving city... 
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100 Collins, Toni C. The Lady of the Lighthouse: A Biography.
Chiefland, Florida: Suwannee River Publishing Company, 2012. First Edition. 
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), gilt letters, iii + 107 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Lady of the Lighthouse is an account of the life of Catherine Dorgan Hobday, the only woman to serve at the Cedar Keys Light Station on Florida's Gulf Coast. This haunting chronicle provides a detailed and revealing look into Catherine, her family, her relationships with men of the sea, and the ships which they commanded and sailed. Stated on the waterways of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the story is interwoven with 18th and 19th century historical events and chronicles the lives of ordinary people who ofttimes were engaged in extraordinary activities. 
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