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  • Albert, Burton (illustrated by Brian Pinkney.)
    WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young boy follows a trail on "Summertime Island" to the edge of the sea, through hollows filled with buttercups, blueberries and rabbits, to tide pools, sand dunes and crashing waves, a derelict boat half-buried in the sand and finally to fish cooking over a campfire - Although this is a universal story, the dedication refers to "the lures of Nantucket" and the award-winning artist Brian Pinkney who illustrates this with his striking scratchboard paintings depicts the young boy as African American. The simple text will appeal to children and to all who remember summertime explorations. Large format, bound in glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-671734091.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36853
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  • Albert, Burton (illustrated by Brian Pinkney.)
    WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD?

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.). A young boy follows a trail on "Summertime Island" to the edge of the sea, through hollows filled with buttercups, blueberries and rabbits, to tide pools, sand dunes and crashing waves, a derelict boat half-buried in the sand and finally to fish cooking over a campfire - Although this is a universal story, the dedication refers to "the lures of Nantucket" and the award-winning artist Brian Pinkney who illustrates this with his striking scratchboard paintings depicts the young boy as African American. The simple text will appeal to children and to all who remember summertime explorations. Large format, unpaginated. Selected as a 1991 Golden Kite Honor Book. ISBN: 0-671-796178.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38363
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  • WITHOUT RESERVATION: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods, the World's Largest Casino. by Benedict, Jeff.
    Benedict, Jeff.
    WITHOUT RESERVATION: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods, the World's Largest Casino.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Account of how the Mashantucket Pequot tribe of Connecticut which was penniless and nearly extinct in 1973 became the richest tribe when it convinced the U.S. Congress to give tribal status to the group. Maps, bibliography. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0193670.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50717
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  • WE'LL MEET AGAIN. by Clark, Mary Higgins (1927-2020)
    Clark, Mary Higgins (1927-2020)
    WE'LL MEET AGAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of suspense by this master of the genre. Set in Greenwich, Connecticut, where a respected young doctor has been found brutally murdered and his wife was arrested. SIGNED on the title page. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-684-865975.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79693
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  • PUZZLED TO DEATH. by Hall, Parnell.
    Hall, Parnell.
    PUZZLED TO DEATH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - Third mystery featuring Miss Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, and her niece Sherry Carter, set in a small town in Connecticut. SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed green wrappers, with full-color cover bound in - corners slightly bumped.

    Book ID: 42471
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  • LAST PUZZLE & TESTAMENT. by Hall, Parnell.
    Hall, Parnell.
    LAST PUZZLE & TESTAMENT.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - Second mystery featuring Miss Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, and her long-suffering niece Sherry Carter, set in a small town in Connecticut. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-55380099x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75046
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  • PUZZLED TO DEATH. by Hall, Parnell.
    Hall, Parnell.
    PUZZLED TO DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third mystery featuring Miss Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, and her niece Sherry Carter, set in a small town in Connecticut. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated at Left Coast Crime '07. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-553801023.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65262
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  • LAST PUZZLE & TESTAMENT. by Hall, Parnell.
    Hall, Parnell.
    LAST PUZZLE & TESTAMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring Miss Cora Felton, the Puzzle Lady, and her long-suffering niece Sherry Carter, set in a small town in Connecticut. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated at Left Coast Crime '07. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-55380099x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65263
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  • SKYLIGHT CONFESSIONS. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    SKYLIGHT CONFESSIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of three generations of a family 'haunted by love.' SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-316-058785.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52366
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  • NIGHT LIFE: Nature from Dusk to Dawn. by Kappel-Smith, Diana.
    Kappel-Smith, Diana.
    NIGHT LIFE: Nature from Dusk to Dawn.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book - each section discusses the creatures of the night in a different area of the US - Arizona in August, North Dakota in December, Hawaii in January, Connecticut in April, and Louisiana in June. She explores these areas with wildlife experts and discovers an astonishing array of nocturnal animals: coyotes, octopi, bats, and even human poachers. Illustrated with drawings by the author. viii, 312 pp. ISBN: 0-316483001.

    Condition: Very good in a very near fine dust jacket (bookstore stamp on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 76877
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  • LOST IN PLACE: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    LOST IN PLACE: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This account of his early life in Connecticut begins ' when I was 13 years old I saw my first kung fu movie and I decided the life of a wandering Zen monk was the life for me.' A wonderful memoir - 'Salzman recalls his tortured years so fondly, so self-deprecatingly and so humorously that readers will devour this delightful look backward with smiles on their faces.' 169 pp. ISBN: 0-679439455.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 40359
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  • LOST IN PLACE: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia by Salzman, Mark.
    Salzman, Mark.
    LOST IN PLACE: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This account of his early life in Connecticut begins ' when I was 13 years old I saw my first kung fu movie and I decided the life of a wandering Zen monk was the life for me.' A wonderful memoir - 'Salzman recalls his tortured years so fondly, so self-deprecatingly and so humorously that readers will devour this delightful look backward with smiles on their faces.' 169 pp. ISBN: 0-679439455.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34175
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  • THE BIRDS OF KILLINGWORTH: Based on a Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. by San Souci, Robert D. (illustrated by Kimberly Bulken Root.)
    San Souci, Robert D. (illustrated by Kimberly Bulken Root.)
    THE BIRDS OF KILLINGWORTH: Based on a Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the Longfellow poem of the same name (which in turn was inspired by an actual contest held annually in the town of Killingworth, Connecticut) this is the story of how a young children come up with a plan to save the orphaned fledglings. Illustrated in full color by Kimberly Bulken Root. SIGNED by San Souci on the title page. Author's note. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8037-2111-0.

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    New York: Dial Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Based on the Longfellow poem of the same name (which in turn was inspired by an actual contest held annually in the town of Killingworth, Connecticut) this is the story of how a young children come up with a plan to save the orphaned fledglings. Illustrated in full color by Kimberly Bulken Root. SIGNED by San Souci on the title page. Author's note. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-8037-2111-0.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45727
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  • Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and a green, orange and black illustration on the front cover and spine (previous owner's name dated 1934, slight spine slant, overall a sturdy and attractive copy with exceptionally clean and bright covers.)

    Book ID: 29377
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  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and a green, orange and black illustration on the front cover and spine (bookplate on front pastedown, overall a sturdy and attractive copy with exceptionally clean and bright covers.)

    Book ID: 70248
    View cart More details Price: $125.00
  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, 1920. Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, 1920. Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and green, red and black illustration on front cover and spine (bookplate and owner's name on front endpaper dated in 1922 with the comment "Is this a good book? Ask me and I'll say yes")

    Book ID: 69538
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  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was…

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    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and green, red and black illustration on front cover and spine (foxing on some pages, mostly affecting the margins, overall tight and clean,minimal wear to covers.)

    Book ID: 37504
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  • DISCOVERING ELLIS RULEY: The Story of an American Outsider Artist by Smith, Glenn Robert with Kenner, Robert
    Smith, Glenn Robert with Kenner, Robert
    DISCOVERING ELLIS RULEY: The Story of an American Outsider Artist

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1993.
    dj
    . Hardcover first edition - The story of a self-taught African American artist who lived in Norwich, Connecticut from 1882 until his mysterious death in 1959, and also the story of the collector, Glenn Smith, who happened upon one of Ruley's paintings, and spent years tracking down his story, and some o f his other works, to produce this book. Illustrated with photographs related to Ruley's life and with beautiful full-color reproductions of his paintings. Large format. ISBN: 0-517-590700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4839
    View cart More details Price: $28.00
  • FLOATING DRAGON. by Straub, Peter
    Straub, Peter
    FLOATING DRAGON.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1983.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Author's sixth novel, a story of horror beseiging a small, prosperous commuter town in Connecticut. SIGNED on the title page. 515 pp. ISBN: 0-399-1227720.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63381
    View cart More details Price: $20.00