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1 Baudier, Roger. A Historical Sketch of the St. Louis Cathedral of New Orleans...
New Orleans: Published under the auspices of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, n.d. [ca. 1955.] 
Octavo, pictorial wrappers, stapled, 53 pp. Photos, illus. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Davis, Edwin Adams; Former Head, Department of History, Louisiana State University and Founding member of the Southern Historical Association and Past President, Louisiana Historical Association. Louisiana, A Narrative History. Illustrated. Second Edition.
Baton Rouge: Claitor's Book Store, 1965. 
Octavo, burgundy leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, xi + 394 + [x] pp. Very Good, with former-owner bookplate and inked through signature to pastedown; light soiling to page edges. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Mills, Elizabeth Shown and Gary B. Mills. Tales of Old Natchitoches. With a Foreword by Sue Eakin. [Vol. 3 Cane River Creole Series].
Natchitoches, Louisiana: The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, (1978). 
Octavo, red leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 142 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with very light foxing (age darkened spotting). From dust jacket: Nak-i-tosh.. the primordial home of the Chinquapin Eaters ... the vast colonial stage where Louisiana's famed cavalier, Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, played his memorable role... the lively fringe of Creole society with its quaint provinicial air... and the notorious gateway to America's great Southwest. Amidst the brutality, intrigue, and romance of this frontier, Latins and Anglos, Indians and Africans met and blended their cultures for more than two centuries. Tales of Old Natchitoches is the poignant story of the unsung heroes of this frontier: the huble soldier and slave, hunter and farmer, priest and peasant -- and the rare noblesse -- who lived and loved and warred along the winding banks of the fabled Red River. It is the simple saga of men and women torn between the savagery and the beauty of this virgin land -- a land that they, like the Cavalier St. Denis, both loved and damned. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Somers, Dale A. The Rise of Sports in New Orleans, 1850-1900.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1972). First Edition. 
Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), xiv, 320 pp. FIne, in a Near-Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From jacket: During the nineteenth century New Orleans won and stoutly defended a reputation for amusement and dissipation that made it distinct among American cities. Exquisite cuisine, theaters, casinos, and private clubs attracted the affluent, while gambling dens, saloons, public ballrooms, cockfights, and ten-pin alleys drew the masses. In the antebellum period, organized sports were added to the nmerous diversions already available. A book on a neglected aspect of American social life, The Rise of Sports in New Orleans treats an important facet of Louisiana history and shows how the growth of cities contributed to the emergence of a leisure ethic. Professor Somers explains the reason for the rapidly growing interest in sports, their impact on the city's social and economic llife, and their effect upon race relations and the emancipation of women... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Stall, Gaspar J. (Buddy). Buddy Stall's New Orleans.
Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 1990. First Edition. 
Signed & Inscribed by Author. Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 240 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription, in a Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous drawings, b&w photos. From jacket: ...As Buddy Stall reveals his insider's knowledge on the history and sights of New Orleans, the reader will discover just what it is that makes the Crescent City one of the most inetersting and exciting cities in the world. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Thompson, Ray M. The Land of Lafitte the Pirate. With a Foreword by Lyle Saxon. Photography by Eugene Delcroix. Drawings by Tilden Landry.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Bormon House, (1948). 
Royal octavo, black cloth (hardcover), 128 pp. Near-Fine, with neat former-owner signature; in a Fair, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes chipping. From dust jacket: This is the story in pictures of Louisiana's beloved pirate-patriot, Jean Lafitte, and his colorful Baratarians, who defied the young United States for ten long years and then risked their lives at the Battle of New Orleans helping the new Nation drive a foreign power from its soil. Writer, photographer and artist have combined their talents to produce in this book a new technique of story-telling...a mthod which permits the reader to follow the pirates every step of their exciting and daring adventures and to see each scene and situation as it is described. Opposite each page of text is the photograph of drawing that illustrates the action or location described on that page...permitting you to re-live with Jean Lafitte, Dominique You, Governor Claiborne, General Jackson and dozens of other historic figures those ten turbulent years when Louisiana was struggling to be a peaceful and progressive state. The story starts shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, about 1804. Creole New Orleans had just gone through the most exciting experience of her career. In the short space of twenty hectic days the flags of three separate governments had flown over her Place d'Armes... 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Tinker, Edward Larocque. The Machiavellian Madam of Basin Street & Other Tales of New Orleans.
Austin: Encino Press, 1969. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth-backed boards (hardcover), paper label, vi, 68 pp. Illustrated, tipped-in map. Fine in original acetate jacket with a lengthy tear at lower fore-edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Louisiana. Louisiana, A Guide to the State. Compiled by Workers for the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Addministration in the State of Louisiana. American Guide Series. Illustrated.
New York: Hasting House, (1949). Sponsored by the Louisiana Library Commission at Baton Rouge. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), map illus. endpapers, xxx + 746 pp. Very Good, with edgwear; in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with darkened spine and edgewear that includes chipping. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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