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  • Frome, Michael.
    STRANGERS IN HIGH PLACES: Story of the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1966.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The history of the Smoky Mountains -including that of the "first half billion years" and of the modern era - the creation of the park, the influence of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Rockefellers, hiking, moonshiners and bootleggers, Appalachian ballads and the Appalachian trail. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page (to a Pan Am pilot - one who joined Pan Am in 1930! - with a reference to logging "more than a few hours in the high places over the world" and dated in 1969. Maps by Stephen Kraft. Contains a camping and hiking appendix, bibliography and notes, index. 394 pp. Full color wildflower photographs on the endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. (some edgewear and creasing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 34872
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  • Hulme, Francis Pledger.
    MOUNTAIN MEASURE, a Southern Appalachian Verse Notebook.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium Press, 1975. SIGNED first edition - Illustrated with photographs of the Appalachian Mountains, and of the people who live in them, by Robert Amberg. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For.... who has made an art of geography, with all good wishes."

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 4154
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  • THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER. by McCrumb, Sharyn
    McCrumb, Sharyn
    THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - An Appalachian mystery, with its roots in a murder and execution over 100 years ago - in 1833, Frankie Silver was the first woman sentenced to be hanged in North Carolina. One of the most complex and rewarding of the author's 'ballad' mysteries. Includes an author's note and bibliography. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-525-939695.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40436
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  • THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER. by McCrumb, Sharyn
    McCrumb, Sharyn
    THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - An Appalachian mystery, with its roots in a murder and execution over 100 years ago - in 1833, Frankie Silver was the first woman sentenced to be hanged in North Carolina. One of the most complex and rewarding of the author's 'ballad' mysteries. Includes an author's note and bibliography. 386 pp. ISBN: 0-525-939695.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (remainder line, very short closed tear at upper end of spine.)

    Book ID: 37510
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  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN and Other Stories. by McCrumb, Sharyn.
    McCrumb, Sharyn.
    FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first collection of short fiction, including two never before published stories, set in the Appalachian mountain locale of the 'ballad novels.' One of an undisclosed number of copies issued with a special tipped in page SIGNED by McCrumb and an 'autographed first edition' sticker on the dust jacket. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-345-414934.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40703
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  • GERTRUDE'S POCKET. by Miles, Miska (illustrated by Emily McCully.)
    Miles, Miska (illustrated by Emily McCully.)
    GERTRUDE'S POCKET.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A strong, realistic story of Appalachia. Emily McCully's illustrations lend to it a full measure of humor and strength." 58 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket (edgewear to dj, sunning to spine.)

    Book ID: 41939
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  • Moser, Barry.
    POLLY VAUGHN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A traditional English ballad retold in an Appalachian setting and illustrated by Moser with paintings of transparent watercolors on handmade paper. ISBN: 0-316-585416.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (inconspicuous remainder line.)

    Book ID: 22038
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