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  • JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS. by Allee, Marjorie Hill
    Allee, Marjorie Hill
    JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid…

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    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid in is a very uncommon May 1931 issue of "YOUNG WINGS: The Magazine of the Boys' and Girls' Own Book Club
    Junior Literary Guild." In addition to discussing Jane's Island, the May selection for older girls, this includes reviews of other current book club offerings, a letter from Marjorie Hill Allee, other features, illustrations, and letters from readers. Helen Ferris, Editor. 20 pp in glossy stapled wrappers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black lettering and a small illustration on the cover, gold tinting on top edge, in a very good dustjacket (chipping and a tear to the upper end of the dj spine) The issue of Young Wings is fine.

    Book ID: 76154
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  • THE REMBRANDT PANEL by Banks, Oliver
    Banks, Oliver
    THE REMBRANDT PANEL

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery by this art historian. Introduces Amos Hatcher. An art dealer and a down-at-the-heels art runner are found murdered in a gallery on Charles Street in Boston,. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-316-080217.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52544
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  • Banks, Oliver
    THE REMBRANDT PANEL

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery by this art historian. Introduces Amos Hatcher. An art dealer and a down-at-the-heels art runner are found murdered in a gallery on Charles Street in Boston,. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-316-080217.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dustjacket (dj is price-clipped, some light wear.)

    Book ID: 11424
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  • SANDWICH: The Town That Glass Built. by Barbour, Harriot Buxton.
    Barbour, Harriot Buxton.
    SANDWICH: The Town That Glass Built.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Hardcover first edition - A history of the town of Sandwich on Cape Cod, Massachusetts focusing on the glass-making businesses which flourished there. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Robert Hallack. Selected bibliography. Index. vii, 318 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj.

    Book ID: 74715
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  • Craig, Philip R.
    A VINEYARD KILLING: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 2003. dj. Hardcover - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting -. ISBN: 0-7632-05243.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27900
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  • A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R.
    Craig, Philip R.
    A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Recipes. Map. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-684-855445.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 62954
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  • A VINEYARD KILLING: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R.
    Craig, Philip R.
    A VINEYARD KILLING: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Map, recipes. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-7632-05243.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some spots to the fore-edge of the textblock).

    Book ID: 52536
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  • A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R.
    Craig, Philip R.
    A FATAL VINEYARD SEASON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Recipes. Map. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-684-855445.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44567
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  • VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." Includes three soup recipes. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-70452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47688
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  • VINEYARD CHILL: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD CHILL: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 19th and final mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast, completed by Craig before his death, but published posthumously. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. ISBN: 978-1416535584.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (dj folded slightly off-center)

    Book ID: 74756
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  • THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO THE SEA: A Jeff Jackson / Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO THE SEA: A Jeff Jackson / Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Craig's third novel and the rather uncommon second mystery in the series featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 215 pp. ISBN: 0-684-192284.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight)

    Book ID: 74353
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  • VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." Includes three soup recipes. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-70452.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 71583
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  • VINEYARD SHADOWS: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD SHADOWS: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. ISBN: 0-684-855453.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 62440
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  • MURDER AT VINEYARD MANSION: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    MURDER AT VINEYARD MANSION: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." Map. Recipes. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-46764.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line, some toning to the pages.).

    Book ID: 56405
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  • A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. ISBN: 0-684-196166.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44568
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  • HURRICANE! by Demas, Corinne (illustrated by Lenice U. Strohmeier.
    Demas, Corinne (illustrated by Lenice U. Strohmeier.
    HURRICANE!

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Marshall Cavendish, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on a real hurricane - Hurricane Bob which hit Cape Cod in 1991 - this beautifully illustrated book describes from a child's perspective the preparations for a hurricane, the actual storm and the damage afterwards. SIGNED on the title page by the author and also INSCRIBED "Especially for - - Warm wishes in all weather" and dated in 1993. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-7614-50521.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49094
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  • THE MAYTREES. by Dillard, Annie.
    Dillard, Annie.
    THE MAYTREES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about an unusual couple - a poet and an artist - living out their lives, mostly, in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod. 216 pp. ISBN: 9780061239533.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56936
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  • THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE. by Gunning, Sally
    Gunning, Sally
    THE REBELLION OF JANE CLARKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2010). Hardcover first edition - Novel set on Cape Cod and Boston, on the verge American Revolution. This story of story of one woman's struggle to find her own place is filled with some of the lesser known but most influential figures of America's struggle for independenceÑJohn and Samuel Adams, Henry Knox, James Otis. Historical note. 273 pp. ISBN: 978-0061782145.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76945
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  • GEORGINA OF THE RAINBOWS. by Johnston, Annie Fellows (1863-1931)
    Johnston, Annie Fellows (1863-1931)
    GEORGINA OF THE RAINBOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Britton Publishing Co., (1916.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for both young and old by the author of 'The Little Colonel Series.' Although Johnston is closely associated with Kentucky - where she had settled some years before this novel was written - this is set in Provincetown, then a quaint old fishing village, on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Illustrated by Ray N. Jackson with a full color frontispiece of 'the real Georgina' and three glossy plates as well as numerous small black and white drawings. 348 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering in a very good dustjacket. (gift inscription dated in 1917, some minor edgewear to the dj, mostly on the back cover.) Scarce in dust jacket and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 46402
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  • DEATH AT THE CUT. by Kiker, Douglas.
    Kiker, Douglas.
    DEATH AT THE CUT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth book and second mystery featuring reporter Mac McFarland, set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and involving the body of a girl found in a car underwater, a Senator who might or might not have been involved. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-394-569520.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (hint of spine slant.).

    Book ID: 46431
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  • DEATH AT THE CUT. by Kiker, Douglas.
    Kiker, Douglas.
    DEATH AT THE CUT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth book and second mystery featuring reporter Mac McFarland, set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and involving the body of a girl found in a car underwater, a Senator who might or might not have been involved. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-394-569520.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder mark.).

    Book ID: 43794
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  • Lipman, Elinor
    ISABEL'S BED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Delightful romantic comedy set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where Harriet, an unpublished fortyish writer, recently jilted, has fled to in response to an intriguing ad. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-671-881604.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (ink mark on front endpaper, otherwise a very clean, apparently unread copy.)

    Book ID: 13540
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  • A MATTER OF DIAMONDS: A Faith Abbey Mystery. by Manuel, David.
    Manuel, David.
    A MATTER OF DIAMONDS: A Faith Abbey Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in the Faith Abbey series, set on Cape Cod and featuring Brother Bartholomew and Chief of Police Dan Burke, two native Cape Codders, friends since their boyhood days, even though their paths had diverged. 314 pp. ISBN: 1557252580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57640
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  • A MATTER OF ROSES: A Faith Abbey Mystery. by Manuel, David.
    Manuel, David.
    A MATTER OF ROSES: A Faith Abbey Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Faith Abbey series, set on Cape Cod and introducing Brother Bartholomew and Chief of Police Dan Burke, two native Cape Codders, friends since their boyhood days, even though their paths had diverged. SIGNED on the title page. 355 pp. ISBN: 1557252580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59259
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  • BIRTHDAY PARTY MURDER. by Meier, Leslie.
    Meier, Leslie.
    BIRTHDAY PARTY MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth book in this mystery series set on Cape Cod and featuring part-time reporter mother and amateur sleuth, Lucy Stone. The whole town is looking forward to the 90th birthday of the former librarian, Julia Ward Howe Tilley, until murder intervenes. SIGNED on the title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 1-575668327.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75259
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  • WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT NANTUCKET? by Miles, Mary; illustrated by Barbara Kauffmann Locke.
    Miles, Mary; illustrated by Barbara Kauffmann Locke.
    WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT NANTUCKET?

    Edition: First printing.

    Nantucket, Massachusetts: Faraway Publishing Group, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Black and white drawings and full color illustrations of Nantucket Island by Barbara Kauffmann Locke. Oblong format. 33 pp. ISBN: 0-9636885-0-2.

    Condition: Very near fine in a a good dustjacket (2 tears to upper edge of dj.).

    Book ID: 57753
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  • THE BEAUTY. by Nagy, Gloria.
    Nagy, Gloria.
    THE BEAUTY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (2001.). First edition - A pyschological thriller set in New York City, Newport, Rhode Island and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red wrappers (crease to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 56158
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  • CROSSING THE WATER: Eighteen Months on an Island Working With Troubled Boys - A Teacher's Memoir. by Robb, Daniel.
    Robb, Daniel.
    CROSSING THE WATER: Eighteen Months on an Island Working With Troubled Boys - A Teacher's Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School. where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years as a teacher. Lyrical and heartfelt, it is the memoir of his first 18 months on Penikese." 287 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-02384.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58098
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  • THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC. by Russo, Richard.
    Russo, Richard.
    THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - New novel by this Pulitzer prize winning author, the story of one year in a marriage, a year which began and ended with a wedding - the first on Cape Cod, the second in Maine. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-375-414967.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52153
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  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OFF-SEASON by Smith, Peter J.
    Smith, Peter J.
    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OFF-SEASON

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a coming of age story set in the world of exclusive prep schools, Malibu beach houses, Fifth Avenue apartments and deserted Cape Cod resorts. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-671-625039.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (remainder line, previous owner's name).

    Book ID: 79104
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