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  • BELIEVERS: A Novella and Stories. by Baxter, Charles.
    Baxter, Charles.
    BELIEVERS: A Novella and Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth collection of short fiction, SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442677.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 58534
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  • PRAIRIE SONG. by Duncan, Kunigunde.
    Duncan, Kunigunde.
    PRAIRIE SONG.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Branden Press, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems rooted in a long life listening to the sounds of the Midwestern prairie. Index with the date each poem was written - a period of more than 50 years from 1910 to 1967. 218 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small peeled spot on back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 67486
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  • A TOUCH OF INNOCENCE by Dunham, Katherine
    Dunham, Katherine
    A TOUCH OF INNOCENCE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1959.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Noted African American dancer's memoir (written in the third person) of her childhood in the Midwest. Her second book, and quite uncommon in the first edition, especially in this condition. 312 pp. Dust jacket design by Jules Maidoff.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (minor chipping to the ends of the dj spine, one short closed tear on the back cover, soiling to white background of dj.)

    Book ID: 56788
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  • LIFE BEFORE DEATH. by Frucht, Abby
    Frucht, Abby
    LIFE BEFORE DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's fourth novel (fifth book), SIGNED on the title page. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-684-83507X.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 61513
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  • THE SHORT HISTORY OF A PRINCE. by Hamilton, Jane.
    Hamilton, Jane.
    THE SHORT HISTORY OF A PRINCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her third novel, set in the Midwest which she knows so well - this is the story of Walter McCloud and his ambition to become a great ballet dancer. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-679-457550.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45342
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  • BILLY MORROW JACKSON: INTERPRETATIONS OF TIME AND LIGHT by [Jackson, Billy Morrow] Wooden, Howard E.
    [Jackson, Billy Morrow] Wooden, Howard E.
    BILLY MORROW JACKSON: INTERPRETATIONS OF TIME AND LIGHT

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful large format book containing almost 100 reproductions of paintings - most in full color - by Jackson, a contemporary American realist and one of the leading landscape artists of the Midwest. Included are'the Illinois prairie landscapes, as well as the cityscapes, townscapes, interior views, works with social and political themes, and murals done by Jackson over the past forty years, all of them reflecting his fascination with the subtle yet pervasive impact of time and light on art and on life.' Extensive text by Wooden, notes, listings of the figures and of Jackson's exhibitions, index. 147 pp., oblong format, printed on heavy glossy paper throughout. A volume in the series Visions of Illinois. ISBN: 0-252017358.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with some sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 31960
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  • Jones, Ben.
    SAM JONES, LAWYER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - An affectionate account of 'a horse-and-buggy lawyer in a Kansas town and 'short-grass country' of the eighteen nineties' up to 1922, by his son, also a country lawyer in the same offices in Lyons, Kansas that his father used. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Dick Underwood. 218pp

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37450
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  • AND BOTH SHALL ROW: A Novella and Stories. by Lordan, Beth.
    Lordan, Beth.
    AND BOTH SHALL ROW: A Novella and Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador USA, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a collection of short stories set in a small midwestern town. The title novells is the story of two sisters growing old together, who finally face a lifetime of betrayals. SIGNED on the title page. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-312-186827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61399
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  • AND BOTH SHALL ROW: A Novella and Stories. by Lordan, Beth.
    Lordan, Beth.
    AND BOTH SHALL ROW: A Novella and Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador USA, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a collection of short stories set in a small midwestern town. The title novells is the story of two sisters growing old together, who finally face a lifetime of betrayals. SIGNED on the title page. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-312-186827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Also includes a signed handwritten short note from the author "Glad you liked these - Hey, glad you read these!"

    Book ID: 61400
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  • North, Sterling.
    THE WOLFING: A Documentery Novel of the Eighteen-Seventies.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition (2nd printing stated in book.)

    New York: Dutton, 1969. dj. Hardcover - A story of nature and a boy set in the Midwest of one hundred and forty years ago; the ally of the fictional boy in the story is the real great Swedish-American naturalist, Thure Kumlein (1819-1888). Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award in 1969. Illustrated with black and white drawings by John Schoenherr

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 33748
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  • Pratt, James Michael.
    TICKET HOME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, 2001. A weaving together of World War II and the present day in a moving tale of love, loss and family.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18962
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  • A CRESCENT MOON. by Shaw, Eileen.
    Shaw, Eileen.
    A CRESCENT MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1949. Hardcover first edition - The author's first (and apparently only) novel, set in midwinter in a small town in the Midwest, a story of quiet intensity as it follows three very different families. 313 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Laune.

    Condition: Near fine in navy blue cloth with silver lettering on the spine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79108
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  • Sinclair, Jo.
    THE CHANGELINGS.

    Edition: 1st thus, a trade paperback.

    Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, (1985.). Reprint of this novel of a Jewish girl and and African American girl who forge a friendship in an atmosphere of anger and rage, originally published in 1955. This edition includes an afterword by Nellie McKay, an essay 'On Racism and Ethnocentrism' by Johnetta B. Cole and Elizabeth A. Oakes, and a brief biographical sketch of the author. 352 pp plus 2 pages of advertisements. ISBN: 0-935312-404.

    Condition: Good condition. (slightly marked from handling, water spot of first few pages, name written on top corner inside.)

    Book ID: 27784
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  • Smiley, Jane
    A THOUSAND ACRES.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. SIGNED on the title page. 371 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-577736.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47818
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  • A THOUSAND ACRES. by Smiley, Jane
    Smiley, Jane
    A THOUSAND ACRES.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. SIGNED on the title page."Now a major motion picture" seal on front cover. 371 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-577736.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52981
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  • BOOK OF THE WESTERN SUBURBS: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present. by White, Marian A..
    White, Marian A..
    BOOK OF THE WESTERN SUBURBS: Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, Highways and Byways, Past and Present.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: J. Harrison White, 1912. Hardcover first edition - From the author's foreword - "the author has endeavored to faithfully portray the evolution of the Grand Prairie of Illinois into the delightful suburban sites found today. In order that the traditional and legendary associations might be more intelligently comprehended, it was thought advisable to commence with that particular portion of the prairie over which the Jesuit Fathers blazed the way. From the letters and journals of the latter, as well as from other authoritative sources, have been culled facts, vital to the telling of the story of the yesterday and today, of the highways and byways past and present associated with the traditions of the Western Suburbs. The struggles…

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    Chicago: J. Harrison White, 1912. Hardcover first edition - From the author's foreword - "the author has endeavored to faithfully portray the evolution of the Grand Prairie of Illinois into the delightful suburban sites found today. In order that the traditional and legendary associations might be more intelligently comprehended, it was thought advisable to commence with that particular portion of the prairie over which the Jesuit Fathers blazed the way. From the letters and journals of the latter, as well as from other authoritative sources, have been culled facts, vital to the telling of the story of the yesterday and today, of the highways and byways past and present associated with the traditions of the Western Suburbs. The struggles and hardships overcome by the pioneers, the undaunted courage of both men and women in the early days of settlement, when 'cities were planned in their comeliness for a future heritage', should be familiar to the youth of succeeding generations. Local traditions and legends should be fostered, for only by this method can we hope to attain to that which is an incentive to love of country and pride in, and reverence for its institutions. This is the spirit exemplified by those whose homes appear in the following pages; they were approached with intelligence and they responded in like manner." Illustrated throughout with sepia toned photographs, mostly of distinguished houses. Brief bibliography. Table of contents and list of photographs at end of book. 184 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in brown illustrated paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine, corners bumped, spine fraying on the side, gift inscription on front pastedown, but still a decent copy of a very hard to find first ediiton. .

    Book ID: 71829
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  • Wiggins, Florence Roe.
    STRAWBERRY POINT: Vignettes of an Iowa Childhood.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    Minneapolis: T.S. Denison, (1967.) dj. Hardcover - Whimsical stories about the author's home town, set in the late 19th and very early 20th centuries, illustrated with drawings by the author. 185 pp. Original price of 4.50 present on front flap, but family bookshelf notation on rear flap.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38289
    Keywords: Americana, iowa, midwest
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