Heritage Books

 

The IHA offers heritage books for sale. The volumes cover many topics, from classic fiction and nonfiction to history, including local, national, sports, political, and military history. A large number of the books are from the collection of Bud Baker, the IHA’s founding president. Bud served the IHA from its inception until his death in 2004. He acquired the books over many years from estate sales and private collections. The Baker family donated his collection to the IHA to help support its operations.

 

Carnahan, Walter. Hoffman’s Row. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1963. First edition, first printing. Brown linen with one-half decorated tan paper cover, gold screened letters. DJ cut and pasted on front and back end-papers, otherwise VG.

Hoffman's Row

 

This novel puts Abraham Lincoln in the character of solver of a baffling mystery. The setting is Springfield, Illinois, while Abe is a young attorney, a Whig politician, and a champion of the people. The author utilizes historical background for this fictitious story.

 

 

 

HoffmansRow-2

Price: $12.00, plus $1.05 tax, $3.50 shipping and handling. Send to Illinois Heritage Association, 602 1/2 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois  61820. Include state sales tax exemption number, if applicable, with your order. Questions? Call the IHA at 217-359-5600

 

 

 

Mauldin, Bill. Up Front. New York: Henry Holt, 1945. 1st ed. Tan Linen cloth with green lettering and line drawing. 228 pp., numerous black and white illus. 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″. Very good condition. Paper is aging. Dust jacket missing.

This WWII-era book brings humor to the horrors of combat while always the cartoonist author shows the life of military men though Joe and Willie and the many thousands of Army men who fought in the European theater of action. No book should be compulsary reading, but this one can serve as a reminder and engender an appreciation for those who have fought for democracy in the world.

Price: $15.00, plus $1.31 tax, $3.50 shipping and handling. Send to Illinois Heritage Association, 602 1/2 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois  61820. Include state sales tax exemption number, if applicable, with your order. Questions? Call the IHA at 217-359-5600.

 

Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress. Chicago: W.B. Conkey, N.D. (c. 1900?). Lt. blue linen cover with color illustration. Color frontispiece and multiple b/w illustrations. Good except that paper is aging. Frontispiece loose. Bookplate with name inscribed. 5” x 6 ¾”.

Have you ever wondered what this popular nineteenth century book looked like or why it was considered a must read? This religious allegory is dramatically illustrated with fifty pen and ink drawings. A fine addition to a serious library.

Price: $5.00 plus $.43 tax, $3.50 shipping and handling. Send to Illinois Heritage Association, 602 1/2 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois  61820. Include sales tax exemption number, if appplicable, with your order. Questions? Call the IHA at 217-359-5600.

 

McCann, Kevin. Man from Abilene: Dwight David Eisenhower; A Story of Leadership. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1952. 1st ed. Author inscribed and signed.
Ivory linen cloth with blue block and silver lettered spine. Endpaper maps. 5 ¾” x 8 1/2”.
Condition: Very good plus.

The manuscript was begun in 1951 shortly after the author became president of Defiance College in Ohio. McCann was closely associated with Eisenhower over several years, as an assistant while Ike was Chief of Staff of the Army, president of Columbia University, and serving at NATO Headquarters in France. The book is a reliable and honest presentation of Eisenhower as a person.

Price: $10.00; tax, $.88. Please send a check or money order for the book, plus $3.50 to cover shipping and handling, to Illinois Heritage Association, 602 1/2 E. Green Street, Champaign, Illinois  61820. Include sales tax exemption number, if applicable, with your order. Questions? Call the IHA at 217-359-5600.