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Yankee Storekeeper
R.E. Gould

Price: US$ 10.00

McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1946, 1st Printing (stated), hard cover, 195 pages, illustrated. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket is Poor, in two pieces, spine missing, face and back heavily chipped.

A storekeeper tells of his four decades running a general store in Somerset County, Maine. "He knew his onions... and his customers!" Maine wisom, wry humor.

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The Long Winter
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Illustrated by Helen Sewell & Mildred Boyle

Price: US$ 400.00

Harper & Brothers, 1940, First Edition (stated), hard cover, 325 pages, illustrated. Condition: Very Good, save that both a bookplate and probably a price tag have been removed from the front end papers. No dust jacket.

In this, the sixth volume of the series, the adventures of the Ingalls family continue as Pa, Ma, Laura, Mary, Carrie, and little Grace bravely face the hard winter of 1880-81 in their little house in the Dakota Territory.

1941 Newbery Honor Book

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The Maine Idea
Jennison, Keith

Price: US$ 15.00 

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943, First Edition (printed August, 1943), 87 pages, illustrated throughout with b/w photos. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good save for foxing on the endpapers. There is a very neat gift inscription, dated December 1943 on the endpaper, otherwise clean and tight. Dust jacket is Poor, in two pieces, most of the spine missing, and numerous chips.

Beautiful photographs of Maine and its inhabitants accompanied by wry, pithy captions.

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The Handicrafts of the Modern Indians of Maine
Fannie Hardy Eckstrom

Price: US$ 35.00

Bar Harbor, ME, Abbe Museum, 1932, First Edition, 72 pages of text followed by 27 pages of b/w photographs and 27 pages of descriptions. Hard Cover. Very Good condition save that there is a chip on the top edge of the front cover, a single drop of moisture stain near the bottom edge, and three separate owner inscriptions (two dated September 1940) on the front and back endpapers and the upper fore edge. Otherwise clean and tight, no bumps, gouges, or other signs of wear.

A guide to objects in the Abbe Museum that were made by Maine Indians in the 19th century, the text discusses and illustates the excellent examples in the collection. Included are numerous baskets and birch bark and quill boxes, in addition to caps, moccasins, crooked knives, bags and powder horns.

Scarce in this original first edition printing.

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We Took to the Woods
Louise Dickinson Rich

Price: US$ 5.00

Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co., 1942, First Edition, 322 pages, illustrated. Hard Cover. Ex-Library, no dust jacket, soiled, inner hinges cracked. A "reading copy".

A refreshing picture of life in the deep woods of the Rangeley Lake Region of Maine, written with warmth and enthusiasm, with many photographs.
 

 

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Maine Ways
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrated by Mildred Coughlin

Price: US$ 20.00

New York: Macmillan, 1947, First Edition (stated), 113 pages, 
illustrated. Hard Cover, with a dust jacket.

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Is Shakespeare Dead?
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Price: US$ 35.00

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909, First Edition ("Published April, 1909"), 150pages. Green cloth boards, gilt embossed, two frontispiece photos of statues of William Shakespeare and Francis Bacon, no advertisments at rear.

A humorous book in which Twain argues Shakespeare didn't write all that stuff, but does so in his signature style.

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Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue
George Bernard Shaw

Price: US$ 30.00

New York: Brentano's, 1924, First US Edition, 163 pages.  Green cloth boards with paper spine label. No dust jacket. Very Good condition save for some discoloration of the spine title pastedown. Bookplate and a neat inked previous owner name on endpapers. Otherwise clean and tight. 

Characterized as "a tragedy without villains," the play focuses on Joan d'Arc's trail and death at the stake, and, only 25 years later, a new trial which cleared her of the heresy charges. Shaw, a pacifist, had earlier argued that both sides in "the Great War " (WWI) had been equally culpable, and that negotiation was the path to peace, a theme which he carries on into the play.

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Old Pewter: Its Makers and Marks
Howard Herschel Cotterell

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1963, First Tuttle Edition, stated. Red boards, embossed, 432 pages, 6 foldouts, hundreds of black and white photographs. Gray dustjacket in a plastic case. Book and dust jacket in very good condition but Ex-Library, with all the associated marks including "properly disposed".

 The standard reference book on British pewter since its first publication in 1929--and is a "must" for all serious collectors and others who study antique British pewter.

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Creacion en el Espacio / Creation in Space
Joan Miró

Price: US$ 30.00

Barcelona: Polígrafa, 1972, Second Edition. Hardcover, 40 pages, 78 color and black/white plates. Text in Spanish, English, French & German. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG-.

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The Sculpture of Elie Nadelman
Lincoln Kirstein

Price: US$ 25.00

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1948, First Edition. Softcover (stiff boards), 64 pages, 55 black/white plates. Exhibition catalog. Book Condition: VG.

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Futurism
Joshua C. Taylor

Price: US$ 20.00

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1961, First Edition. Hardcover, 154 pages, 22 color and 110 black/white plates. Exhibition catalog. Book Condition: VG, Dust Jaclet Condition: Fair.