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141 Dormer, Elinore M. The Sea Shell Islands: A History of Sanibel and Captiva. Illustrated by Ann Winterbotham.
New York: Vantage Press, (1987). Third Edition. 
Signed and inscribed by the Author. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 274 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From dust jacket: Juan Ponce de Leon officially discovered the Sea Shell Islands, Sanibel and Captiva, in 1513 when he turned landward on the Gulf Coast of Florida and sailed south as far as some islands that make out to sea. An abundant food supply attracted Indians before the Age of Discovery and their gold, gleaned from shipwrecks, brought the Spanish conquistadores. Slavers, pirates, marauding Seminoles -- all were part of the colorful, often tempestuous, history of these islands, now famous for sea shells. Mrs. Dormer's descriptions are informative and always lively, whether she's discussing and re-creating the accidental discovery of Sanibel and Captiva, making conjectures about a possible earlier visit by Amerigo Vespucci, or delving into the personal histories of some of the first permanent settlers on the two tiny isles. She makes it clear why such personages as Thomas A. Edison, Theodore Roosevelt and Edna St. Vincent Millay were drawn there as well. The present also is very real in The Sea Shell Islands as Islanders fight to keep the charms of another era against the almost insurmountable odds of explosive growth. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Only those who have not been drawn to a tropic isle -- or have not yearned for one -- can help but be affected by the story to unfold. 
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142 Dormer, Elinore M. The Sea Shell Islands: A History of Sanibel and Captiva. Illustrated by Ann Winterbotham.
New York: Vantage Press, (1979). Second Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 265 pp. Near-Fine, with lightly sunned edges; in a Good dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Juan Ponce de Leon officially discovered the Sea Shell Islands, Sanibel and Captiva, in 1513 when he turned landward on the Gulf Coast of Florida and sailed south as far as some islands that make out to sea. An abundant food supply attracted Indians before the Age of Discovery and their gold, gleaned from shipwrecks, brought the Spanish conquistadores. Slavers, pirates, marauding Seminoles -- all were part of the colorful, often tempestuous, history of these islands, now famous for sea shells. Mrs. Dormer's descriptions are informative and always lively, whether she's discussing and re-creating the accidental discovery of Sanibel and Captiva, making conjectures about a possible earlier visit by Amerigo Vespucci, or delving into the personal histories of some of the first permanent settlers on the two tiny isles. She makes it clear why such personages as Thomas A. Edison, Theodore Roosevelt and Edna St. Vincent Millay were drawn there as well. The present also is very real in The Sea Shell Islands as Islanders fight to keep the charms of another era against the almost insurmountable odds of explosive growth. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. Only those who have not been drawn to a tropic isle -- or have not yearned for one -- can help but be affected by the story to unfold. 
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143 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. Florida: The Long Frontier.
New York: Harper & Row, [1967]. Regions of America Series. 
1st edition. Octavo, cloth, x, 307 pp. Map. Near-Fine without dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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144 Dovell, J. E., Ph.D. History of Banking in Florida. First Supplement, 1954-1963.
Orlando, FL: Florida Bankers Association, (1964). 
Octavo, brown leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 115 pp. Ex-libris, with call letters to upper cover, several stamps to endpapers; otherwise, a tight, attractive copy with minimal wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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145 Dovell, J. E., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. Florida: Historic, Dramatic, Contemporary. Volume II.
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., (1952). 
Quarto, green cloth (hardcover), hunter green spine label, gilt letters, map illus. endpapers, [470] pp. Near-Fine. 
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146 Dovell, J. W., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. Florida: Historic, Dramatic, Contemporary. Volume I.
New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., (1952). 
Quarto, green cloth (hardcover), hunter green spine label (hardcover), gilt letters,map illus. endpapers, xxiii + 524 pp. Near-Fine. 
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147 Dreggors, William J., Jr. and John Stephen Hess. A Century of West Volusia County, 1860-1960. Sidney Dick Johnston, Sidney Philip Johnston, Editors. Sidney McLester, Photograph Reproductions.
DeLand, Florida: West Volusia Historical Scoeity, 1993. 
Quarto, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, photo. illus. endpapers, 408 pp. Second volume: Historical Highlights of Volusia County, by T. E. Fitzgerald, 1993, laid-in. Fine (As New) with mylar wrapper. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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148 Drew, Horace Rainsford, Jr. Our Story: A True Historical Account of the Drew & Fairbanks Families of Florida Through the Life Story of a Great-Grandson, Eigth Century - Twenty-First Century, A. D.
Privately Published, [1998]. 
Signed by Author. Quarto, softbound, 282 pp. Fine (As New). Illus. with numerous b & w photos. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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149 DuBois, Bessie Wilson. A History of Juno Beach & Juno, Florida.
Juno Beach, Fla.: By the Author, 1978. 
1st edition. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers, stapled, 21 pp. Photos. Very Good. 
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150 Dumble, A. E. New Smyrna, Florida.
Deland, Fla.: The E. O. Painter & Co. Press, 1904. First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, stapled, olive green wrappers), 80 pp. Good+, with sunned spine and edges; chipping to spine; interior clean and binding tight. Illustrated with numerous b & w photos. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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151 Dunn, Hampton. Florida Sketches: A Delightful Tour in Text and Pictures of Some of the Most Fascinating Sights and Landmarks of Florida.
Miami, FL: E. A. Seemann Publishing, Inc., (1974). 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), 159 pp. Near-Fine, with bumped corners; in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edgewear. From dustjacket: Come take a trip through Florida with Hampton Dunn -- a trip that will not just take you to the best-known attractions of the Sunshine State, but rather to some out-of-the-way places where interesting and unusual things can be seen. Hampton Dunn tells in seventy-five vignettes that sparkle like a fresh mountain brook not only of places, but also of the people of the state, and he spans the time from the prehistoric mammoth to modern-day Florida. Whether he talks about General Grant's house in Longwood (That Grant didn't build), the pioneer botantist Alvah Chapman of Apalachicola, the fabulous Boca Raton Hotel & Club, Florida's oldest Baptist Missionary Church in Campbellton, Frederick Delius in Florida, Al Capone in Miami Beach, or a host of other subjects, Dunn is always informative and entertaining. Even as an armchair trip, reading Florida Sketches will be purely enjoyable. 
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152 Dunn, Hampton. Florida, A Pictorial History.
Norfolk, VA: The Donning Company, (1988). First Edition. 
Signed and Inscribed by the Author. Quarto, black leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 264 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New), mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: Florida is one of the most dynamic of the fifty states. The eyes of the nation, and even of the world, are on this peninsula that has moved from a mosquito-ridden, near wilderness, rural region of one hundred years ago. By New Year's Day of the 2000. Floprida is expected to be in the top three states of the United States in population, exceeded only by California and Texas. For a visual review of this amazing transformation Florida: A Pictorial History depicts in words and pictures the personalities and events that have brought all this growth and prosperity about. More than five hundred views attractively present the trends, the life-styles, the fashions, and the conglomeration of people that have passed across the stage of Florida history. All this tells the exciting story of how hardy pioneers and visionary risk-takers overcame hardships and obstacles and developed God-given resources into an ideal place to live and work and retire and play. 
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153 Dunn, Hampton. Florida: A Pictorial History. With Foreword by Governor Bob Martinez.
Norfolk: The Donning Company, (1988). 
Quarto, black leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, illus. endpapers, 260 pp. Illustrated. Near-Fine, with neat former-owner inscription and embossed stamp; in a Fine (As New), mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: Florida is one of the most dynamic of the fifty states. The eyes of the nation, and even of the world, are on this peninsula that has moved from a mosquito-ridden, near wilderness, rural region of one hundred years ago. By New Year's Day of the Year 2000, Florida is expected to be in the top three states of the United States in population, exceeded only by California and Texas. For a visual review of this amazing transformation, Florida: A Pictorial History depicts in words and pictures the personalities and events that have brought all this growth and prosperity about. More than five hundred views attractively present the trends, the life-styles, the fashions, and the conglomerations of people that have passed across the stage of Florida history. All this tells the exciting story of how hardy pioneers and visionary risk-takers overcame hardships and obstacles and developed God-given resources into an ideal place to live and work and retire and play. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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154 Dunn, Hampton. Re-Discover Florida.
Miami, FL: Hurricane House, (1969). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, full-color photograph illustrated white wrappers), 84 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature. From Foreword: A Cracker Looks at Florida: I was born in Florida and have lived here all my life. (No, I did not make either the first or second voyages with Ponce de Leon... my explorations began a little later on). I love Florida, every cubic inch of it... every linear foot of its 8,462 miles of coast line.. every square yard of its rolling hills, piney wood flatlands, soupy Everglades, its citrus-producing ridge .. every quart of water in Florida's lakes, rivers bayous and bays. This state which has so much to offer today also has a tremendously interesting and colorful background. Why, Florida is the oldest state in the Union and our ancestors were well colonized when the Mayflower came along upcountry and those folks got all the publicity. The stirring history of the Sunshine State is often overlooked, possibly because we have such a vibrant present and booming future we fail to take inventory of the significant events and of the brave and bold and even sometimes reckless personalities who carved a great state from a jungle-like terrain... 
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155 Dunn, Hampton. Tampa: A Pictorial History.
Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company, Publishers, (1985). 
Quarto, brown leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, photo. illus. endpapers, 224 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The city of Tampa has a long and colorful history. Ever since the first conquistadore set foot on Florida soil and drove the Indians westward, the area has been under a Hispanic influence which gives a unique quality to its architecture, its food and restaurants, and its cultural events. Other ethnic groups such as Italians and Hebrews have also staked a share in Tampa's luscious climate to blend their heritages with the Hispanic. These various influences come alive in Hampton Dunn's new pictorial history of Tampa which portrays the city as it was and as it is today. It introduces the individuals and groups who helped make it great, as well as the famous individuals that were born there, and it portrays the unnamed throngs. Events come to life, modes of transportation advance, wars are weathered, businesses are born and flourish or die, prices fluctuate, life goes on -- and it is not all fiestas and sunshine. Life is reflected in all its aspects through more than 350 photographs, many taken by the author himself of events in which he played a part... 
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156 Dunn, Hampton. WDAE Florida's Pioneer Radio Station.
Tampa, Fl: Published by the Author, Fort Brooke Press, (1972). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, tan wrappers), 108 pp + Index. Good+, with soiling to covers. Contents: WDAE Is First; The Birth of a Station; The Roaring Twenties; Hitting Bigtime: Joining the Chain; L. Spencer Mitchell: Mr. Radio; The Depression Years; Stars Are Born; World War II, Peace and FM; Some WDAE Personalities; The 1950s: A Fight for Television; Out There In Radioland; The 1960s: New Ownership, New Network, New Personalities; The 1970s and the Future of Radio; Index. 
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157 Dunn, Hampton. WDAE Florida's Pioneer Radio Station.
Tampa, Fl: Published by the Author, Fort Brooke Press, (1972). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, tan wrappers), 108 pp + Index. Near-Fine. Contents: WDAE Is First; The Birth of a Station; The Roaring Twenties; Hitting Bigtime: Joining the Chain; L. Spencer Mitchell: Mr. Radio; The Depression Years; Stars Are Born; World War II, Peace and FM; Some WDAE Personalities; The 1950s: A Fight for Television; Out There In Radioland; The 1960s: New Ownership, New Network, New Personalities; The 1970s and the Future of Radio; Index. 
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158 Dunn, Hampton. Wish You Were Here: A Grand Tour of Early Florida via Old Post Cards.
Saint Petersburg: Byron Kennedy and Company, (1981). 
From dust jacket: Florida is Picture Post Card Land today and has been since the earliest years of tourism. What better way to share the joys of sightseeing and new experiences for a traveler than to select and mail back scenery views to the folks back home? Post card manufacture began in the last quarter of the 19th Century, coinciding with the discovery of Florida as a tourist destination. Consequently, the way towns such as Jacksonville, Pensacola, Palatka, Tampa, Orlando and other resorts looked in those early days are well recorded on vintage post cards. In Wish You Were Here, Florida historian Hampton Dunn has put together a fabulous collection of early scenes from every one of the state's 67 counties. The small communities are not overlooked and he has come up with some fantastic views of places like Wauchula , and Lawtey and Enterprise, as well as the better known towns and cities. The author has spelled out details of what the views are about and through this technique has relayed considerable history of the Sunshine State. This fascinating book is a coffee table conversation piece and provides a Post Card Album for every household. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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159 Dunn, Hampton. Yesterday's Clearwater.
Miami, FL: E. A. Seemann Publishing, Inc., (1973). 
Royal octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, photo. illus. endpapers, 160 pp. Illustrated. Very Good, with slight dampstaining; in a Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with edgwear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Clearwater, the sparkling gem of the Pinellas Peninsula on the West Coast of Florida, was called Clear Water Harbor when it was founded. While a fort was established on its site as early as 1841, during the Indian wars, no real development occurred until 1883 when the railroad came. Since then Clearwater and its adjacent communities have grown and prospered, its economy is booming, and its population expanding rapidly. Yesterday's Clearwater is a fascinating look at the colorful history of that city, of Clearwater Beach, Dunedin, and many other communities in upper Pinellas County. Hampton Dunn has put together a splendid collection of historical photographs which records dramatically the founding, development, and growth of the city that is now the county seat of Pinellas County. A concise, lively narrative as well as the captions to the pictures augment the story that is told by the photographs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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160 Dunn, Hampton. Yesterday's Palm Beach. [Seemann's Historic Cities Series No. 29].
Miami, Florida: E. A. Seemann Publishing, Inc., (1976). 
Octavo, blue leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 144 pp. Fine, in a Near-Fine (price-clipped) dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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