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  • Ansay, A. Manette
    VINEGAR HILL.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, (1998.). Set in 1972, this is the story of Ellen, who finds herself living with her in-laws, narrrow-minded, rigid, eccentric, former farmers, Catholics who live in a world 'as rigid, as precise as a church.' A quiet, intense novel, often poetic in its language - Amy Tan called the author ".a powerful storyteller with lyrical gifts and a wry, observant eye." 240 pp. ISBN: 0-670852538.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 47045
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  • A TIPPY CANOE AND CANADA TOO: An Adventure in Animal Antics and Wilderness Wisdom. by Campbell, Sam.
    Campbell, Sam.
    A TIPPY CANOE AND CANADA TOO: An Adventure in Animal Antics and Wilderness Wisdom.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1974, 1946.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on 'Sanctuary Lake' in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. It was his trusty, but aging, birchbark canoe that took them to their island sanctuary. Illustrated by Lars Justinen. 250 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40411
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  • MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest. by Campbell, Sam.
    Campbell, Sam.
    MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1978, 1950.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. A young boy and his family join the Campbells for a winter visit to Sanctuary Lake - skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and animals in the deep snow. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Bob Meyers. 235 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40412
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    CALAMITY JANE: The Wise Old Raccoon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the later (and harder to find) books in the 'living forest series' written by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on 'Sanctuary Lake' in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on.This is a realistic story of a mother raccoon and her four baby coonlets. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Philip Fox. 127 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear and small chips to the dj.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 28834
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1978, 1950.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. A young boy and his family join the Campbells for a winter visit to Sanctuary Lake - skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and animals in the deep snow. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Bob Meyers. 235 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27342
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    LOONY COON: Antics of a Rollicking Racoon.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1954.). One of the later and harder to find books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Alexander Key. 236 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27345
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  • WILD SEASON. by Eckert, Allan W.
    Eckert, Allan W.
    WILD SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eckert watches the month of May as spring arrives at Oak Lake near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Illustrated by Karl E. Karalus. 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some rubbing and wear to the dj, but a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 75560
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  • THE EMPTY SLEEVE: A Biography of Lucius Fairchild by [Fairchild, Lucius] Ross, Sam.
    [Fairchild, Lucius] Ross, Sam.
    THE EMPTY SLEEVE: A Biography of Lucius Fairchild

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the "the one-armed evangel of Radical Republicanism", a forty-niner in California, a hero of the Civil War at Gettysburg, chairman of the Cherokee 'outlet' commission and Governor of Wisconsin. Photographs, map. Extensive bibliographical notes and notes, index. x, 291 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some rubbing and minor wear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 64681
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  • OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS. by Garland, Hamlin.
    Garland, Hamlin.
    OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1910). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories, written between 1887-1889, a companion to 'Main-Travelled Roads', inspired by Garland's return to the West of his youth - Iowa, Dakota, & Wisconsin. Bound in tan cloth with gilt titling a gilt Art Nouveau corn motif decoration. viii, 350 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine - a lovely copy.

    Book ID: 75103
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  • Gray, James.
    PINE, STREAM & PRAIRIE: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile,

    Edition: 2nd printing before publication.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Hardcover - Illustrated with many photographic plates. Frontispiece of a fold-out map of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The 'heartland,' agriculture, fishing, creativity (including Frank Lloyd Wright) are just some of the topics covered. Index. 312, x pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering, no dj (front flap of dustjacket laid in).

    Book ID: 35991
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  • Knaplund, Paul.
    MOORINGS OLD AND NEW: Entries in an Immigrant's Log.

    Edition: 2nd printing, 1964.

    Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1963. dj. Hardcover - Foreword by Merle Curti. The author of these memoirs was born in Norway, the son of a fisherman-farmer, and in 1909, at the age of 20, he emigrated to America - primarily because he could not get the education he sought in Norway. Includes information on living on a Norwegian fishing-farming island in the Arctic Circle and his early years as an immigrant in the rural Middle West, as well as life as a history professor. Index. 276 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36964
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  • THE RAFT. by LaMarche, Jim.
    LaMarche, Jim.
    THE RAFT.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Nicky isn't happy about having to spend the summer with his grandmother in the Wisconsin woods - but "one afternoon, while Nicky is trying to catch their dinner, a raft drifts down the river towards him.The raft has a calming magic about it, affecting both Nicky and the wildlife of the river and woods.Through the raft and the adventures it brings him on, Nicky finds new common ground with his grandmother, a fellow river rat, who encourages him to explore his newfound talent for art." Includes a note from the author/llustrator who talks about how events from his own childhood inspired this book. SIGNED on the half title page. Oblong format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-688139779.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72822
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  • JEAN MARY'S SUMMER MYSTERY. #2 in the series. by Lee, Ella Dolbear (1866-1954)
    Lee, Ella Dolbear (1866-1954)
    JEAN MARY'S SUMMER MYSTERY. #2 in the series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Co., (1931) dj. Hardcover - The second book in this series of five mysteries for older girls. In this one, Jean and her aunt are invited to take a yachting trip on Lake Superior. Lists 5 titles on the front flap of the dj. 240 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in black cloth with silver lettering in a good dustjacket (toning to the pages, some edgewear to the dj, sunning to dj spine) A rather uncommon title, especially in dj.

    Book ID: 70683
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  • A WILD COLD STATE. by Monroe, Debra.
    Monroe, Debra.
    A WILD COLD STATE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Second collection of short stories by this award-winning author - stories "linked by the cold, unforgiving geography of rural Wisconsin." SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67427
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  • Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060958073.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39956
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  • POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. by Perry, Michael
    Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060198524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79493
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  • CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties. by Peters, Robert.
    Peters, Robert.
    CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A poet's account of growing up during the Depression on a farm in Wisconsin. 122 pp. ISBN: 0-916515-346.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (faint remainder mark, some toning to the pages, short closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 79107
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  • CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties. by Peters, Robert.
    Peters, Robert.
    CRUNCHING GRAVEL: Growing Up in the Thirties.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A poet's account of growing up during the Depression on a farm in Wisconsin. 122 pp. ISBN: 0-916515-346.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56910
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  • Pochmann, Ruth Fouts.
    TRIPLE RIDGE FARM.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    New York Morrow, 1968. dj. Hardcover - August Derleth called this 'A persuasive adventure in country living, written with beguiling warmth and charm.' - the story of the a family's devotion to their Wisconsin farm and how they restored its natural wonders and beauty. Map endpapers. Illustrations by Lydia Rosier. 232 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 28160
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