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  • THE FOUR CORNERS IN CAMP. by Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    Blanchard, Amy E. [1856-1926]
    THE FOUR CORNERS IN CAMP.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., (1910). Hardcover first edition - A now rather hard to find title in one of the most popular series by this prolific author - the "four corners" - Nan, Mary Lee, Jack and Jean - leave Washington, D. C. for camp in Maine (where Blanchard herself had a home). Illustrated with five glossy plates, but only 2 are present in this copy. 379 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in green cloth gilt, black and cream decorations and illustration, cream lettering (crack before the title page, missing plates, but an attractive copy otherwise)

    Book ID: 62593
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  • LEAVING LOCKE HORN. by Casey, Dorothy.
    Casey, Dorothy.
    LEAVING LOCKE HORN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author who was born in Maine, set in a fictional small town there - cover praise from Annie Dillard who calls this a "warm, beautifully written story of young men and women in a New England mill town... ordinary people, rendered in depth and with tenderness. Their moving story is unforgettable." 286 pp. ISBN: 0-912697393.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35871
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  • LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS. by Chute, Carolyn.
    Chute, Carolyn.
    LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel of life below the poverty line in Egypt, Maine - written with humor and honesty by an author who's been there herself. 244 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-89919-500-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62230
    Keywords: maine, Women Authors
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  • LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS. by Chute, Carolyn.
    Chute, Carolyn.
    LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel of life below the poverty line in Egypt, Maine - written with humor and honesty by an author who's been there herself. 244 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-89919-500-8.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder line, short closed tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 41456
    Keywords: maine, Women Authors
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  • LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS. by Chute, Carolyn.
    Chute, Carolyn.
    LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel of life below the poverty line in Egypt, Maine - written with humor and honesty by an author who's been there herself. 244 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-89919-500-8.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16696
    Keywords: maine, Women Authors
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  • LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS. by Chute, Carolyn.
    Chute, Carolyn.
    LETOURNEAU'S USED AUTO PARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel of life below the poverty line in Egypt, Maine - written with humor and honesty by an author who's been there herself. 244 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-89919-500-8.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 71531
    Keywords: maine, Women Authors
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  • POCKETFUL OF NAMES. by Coomer, Joe.
    Coomer, Joe.
    POCKETFUL OF NAMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on an island off the rugged coast of Maine. 413 pp. Nautical chart endpapers. ISBN: 1555974236.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name on half title page, tear to dj at fold of flap).

    Book ID: 72698
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  • POCKETFUL OF NAMES. by Coomer, Joe.
    Coomer, Joe.
    POCKETFUL OF NAMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set on an island off the rugged coast of Maine. 413 pp. ISBN: 1555974236.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58709
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  • Evans, Abbie Huston
    FACT OF CRYSTAL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - Poet's third book - her poems evoke" the universe of rock and fire, of great waters and winds and stars."

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, dj is price-clipped and on the front flap of the dustjacket, it is written: "Evans is a long-time friend of mine - Her father was from Wales, mother New England, she grew up in Camden Maine.")

    Book ID: 4836
    Keywords: maine, Poetry
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  • Gould, John A.
    THE GREENLEAF FIRES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a novel of the bonds between father and son, set in rural Maine. ISBN: 0-684-154781.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant, remainder mark, initials on front endpapers.)

    Book ID: 21543
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  • MORE THAN YOU KNOW. by Gutcheon, Beth.
    Gutcheon, Beth.
    MORE THAN YOU KNOW.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2000) dj. Hardcover - Highly praised novel set in the small town of Dundee on the coast of Maine, the story of two love stories 100 years apart. A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-688174035.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75422
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  • BIRDIE'S LIGHTHOUSE. by Hopkinson, Deborah; illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root.
    Hopkinson, Deborah; illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root.
    BIRDIE'S LIGHTHOUSE.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Written in diary form, this is the story of a ten-year-old girl who moves with her family in 1855 from a town on the Maine coast where her father is to be the lighthouse keeper. One night when he is ill it is up to her to keep the light shining and the ships safe. Illustrated in pen and ink and watercolor by Kimberly Bulcken Root. SIGNED by Hopkinson on the title page. Historical note at the end in which the author explains that while Birdie is a fictional character, her story is based on the experiences of real life lighthouse heroines. Tall thin format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-689810520.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74561
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  • THE TORY LOVER. by Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909].
    Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909].
    THE TORY LOVER.

    Edition: First edition, later issue.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1901. Hardcover first edition - Historical and romantic novel set during the American Revolution, in Berwick, Maine (where Jewett grew up) and in Bristol, England. As Captain of the "Ranger" John Paul Jones plays a major part in this story. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy internal plates by Marcia O and Charles H, Woodbury. Jewitt's last major novel - and a dramatic contrast to her other works. 405 pp. .

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with gold lettering and decoration - spine dulled, previous owner's name on front endpaper, pages toned,

    Book ID: 75970
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  • A WHITE HERON and Other Stories. by Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909].
    Jewett, Sarah Orne [1849-1909].
    A WHITE HERON and Other Stories.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Mineola, New York: Dover, (1999.). A new selection of ten short stories by Jewett, with a new introductory note for this edition. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-486-408841.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 48558
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  • CHARLIE BELL, THE WAIF OF ELM ISLAND: Elm Island Stories. by Kellogg, Rev. Elijah.
    Kellogg, Rev. Elijah.
    CHARLIE BELL, THE WAIF OF ELM ISLAND: Elm Island Stories.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, 1899. Hardcover - Young adult novel about an orphan boy, set on the Maine coast. A title in the American Boys Series. Frontispiece and two internal plates. 325 pp. Bound in illustrated pale green covers.

    Condition: Ex-library but with only a couple of stamps, front hinge cracked, some wear to the covers - overall fair condition only.

    Book ID: 75989
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  • ONE FELL SLOOP. by Kenney, Susan.
    Kenney, Susan.
    ONE FELL SLOOP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set off the coast of Maine, featuring English professor turned sleuth Roz Howard. 294 pp. Map endpapers of Penobscot Bay. ISBN: 0-670-835374.

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

    Book ID: 54819
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  • THE OTHER MRS. by Kubicka, Mary.
    Kubicka, Mary.
    THE OTHER MRS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Park Row Books / Harper Collins, (2020). SIGNED first edition - A psychological thriller sent in a small town in Maine. The Faust family has just moved there from Chicago, hoping for a new start, when one of their neighbors is found murdered. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2019, that is, before publication. 359 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78408
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  • THE RANGER BOYS AND THEIR REWARD, #5. by La Belle, Claude A.
    La Belle, Claude A.
    THE RANGER BOYS AND THEIR REWARD, #5.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1922). Hardcover first edition - The fifth and final book in this series which tells of the adventures of three boys with the Forest Rangers in the state of Maine - all 5 books in this series were issued in 1922, Glossy frontispiece. 240 pp plus 14 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated gold cloth - some bumping to the corners, usual light toning to the pages, etc.

    Book ID: 67612
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  • MISSION FLATS. by Landay, William.
    Landay, William.
    MISSION FLATS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2003). First edition - The author's first novel, set in Boston, a story of the gritty underworld of cops and criminals. Stephen White called it "a harrowing memorable debut." 369 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67007
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  • THE ELOQUENT EDGE: 15 Maine Women Writers by Lignell, Kathleen and Margery Wilson, editors. (Alison Deming, Deborah DeNicola, Elaine Ford, Constance Hunting, Susan Kenney and others,contributors.)
    Lignell, Kathleen and Margery Wilson, editors. (Alison Deming, Deborah DeNicola, Elaine Ford, Constance Hunting, Susan Kenney and others,contributors.)
    THE ELOQUENT EDGE: 15 Maine Women Writers

    Edition: First printing.

    [Bar Harbor] Maine: Acadia Press, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of fiction, essays and poetry by women who - although they were not born in Maine - found a home there. Each selection is preceded by a photograph and brief biography of the author. Includes contributions from Dianne Benedict, Alice Bloom, Roberta Chester, Alison Deming, Deborah DeNicola, Elaine Ford, Constance Hunting, Susan Kenney, Kala Ladenbeim, Heather McHugh, Patricia O'Donnell, Lee Sharkey, Betsy Sholl and the editors. 170 p. ISBN: 0-934745129.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33489
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  • IKE GLIDDEN IN MAINE: A Story of Rural Life in a Yankee District. by McFaul, A. D. [Alexander D., 1863- ]
    McFaul, A. D. [Alexander D., 1863- ]
    IKE GLIDDEN IN MAINE: A Story of Rural Life in a Yankee District.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Boston: Dickerman Publishing Co., (1903). Hardcover first edition - Attractive copy of the first, and apparently only, novel by this Maine attorney and legislator. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and five inserted glossy plates. Top edge gilt. 297 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover. gold lettering on front cover and spine (a hint of fading to the spine)

    Book ID: 68393
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  • McPhee, John.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1985.) dj. Hardcover - A selection of 8 shorter pieces, originally published, as most of McPhee's work has been, in the New Yorker. They range from descriptions of the arrival of telephones in a small village in the Artic to the arrival of bears in New Jersey. Included is one of his best known pieces on the family practice medical speciality 'Heirs of General Practice' and the story of another John McPhee, a bush-pilot, writer and fish-and-game warden in northern Maine. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-374-272417.

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

    Book ID: 36790
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  • McPhee, John
    GIVING GOOD WEIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 5 pieces: the title piece refers to the farmers selling at the Greenmarket in New York City. Also included is are essays on a white water trip in Maine, a proposed floating nuclear power plant which would be off the coast of New Jersey, and on pinbal machines. The longest piece is about a chef just outside NYC, who wants to remain anonymous, so the focus will be on his food. The comments made by this chef caused a lot of controversy when first published in the New Yorker, and now, on pg. 245 there is a meek little footnote "Otto guessed wrong.". ISBN: 0-374-163065.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (edgewear, creasing to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 30985
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  • McPhee, John.
    TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of 8 shorter pieces, originally published, as most of McPhee's work has been, in the New Yorker. They range from descriptions of the arrival of telephones in a small village in the Artic to the arrival of bears in New Jersey. Included is one of his best known pieces on the family practice medical speciality 'Heirs of General Practice' and the story of another John McPhee, a bush-pilot, writer and fish-and-game warden in northern Maine. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-374-272417.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, short tear at fold of dj flap)

    Book ID: 38201
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  • THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975) dj. Hardcover - McPhee's twelth book. "In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. [This book] is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. . . As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975) dj. Hardcover - McPhee's twelth book. "In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. [This book] is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. . . As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the differing types of bark canoes, whose construction varied from tribe to tribe." INSCRIBED by McPhee on the page facing the title page. 114 pp plus a 32 pp Portfolio of the Sketches and Models of Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950). ISBN: 0-374272077.

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    Condition: Nea fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine (a bit of rubbing to the spine) in a very good dust jacket with toning to the spine, back cover, one very small chip on upper edge of back cover.

    Book ID: 77904
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  • GIVING GOOD WEIGHT. by McPhee, John
    McPhee, John
    GIVING GOOD WEIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 5 pieces: the title piece refers to the farmers selling at the Greenmarket in New York City. Also included is are essays on a white water trip in Maine, a proposed floating nuclear power plant which would be off the coast of New Jersey, and on pinbal machines. The longest piece is about a chef just outside NYC, who wants to remain anonymous, so the focus will be on his food. The comments made by this chef caused a lot of controversy when first published in the New Yorker, and now, on pg. 245 there is a meek little footnote "Otto guessed wrong.". ISBN: 0-374-163065.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 50279
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  • THE BODY IN THE KELP. by Page, Katherine Hall.
    Page, Katherine Hall.
    THE BODY IN THE KELP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild, set in the fictitious Massachusetts town of Aleford. In this book, she and Tom have gone to the island of Sanpere off the coast of Maine - and when Tom leaves to attend a religious retreat, Faith is left on her own - and almost stumbles on a body on the beach. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-312-053924.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74692
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  • THE FUNERAL MAKERS. by Pelletier, Cathie.
    Pelletier, Cathie.
    THE FUNERAL MAKERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this wonderful Maine novelist. Lee Smith called this "the first Northern Southern novel. Reading Cathie Pelletier is like reading Anne Tyler on a roller coaster." SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-02-595480-6.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (half title page pulled a bit).

    Book ID: 60435
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  • THE BUBBLE REPUTATION by Pelletier, Cathy.
    Pelletier, Cathy.
    THE BUBBLE REPUTATION

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth novel by an author who has been highly praised, by writers as diverse as Stephen King and Florence King, and who was the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction, but who is not as widely read as she should be. SIGNED on the title page. This is a wonderful story of an oddball family in rural Maine. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-517-59311-4.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61141
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  • Reid, Van.
    CORDELIA UNDERWOOD Or the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Authors first book, a New Times Notable book of 1998, and the first of a popular and very entertaining series. The plot summary from the dustjacket flap only gives a hint of the pleasures to be found within: 'In the idyllic summer of 1896 in Portland, Maine, several people are embarking on adventure of a most audacious and entertaining nature. The lovely redheaded Cordelia Underwood finds, in the newly discovered sea chest of her late uncle, the deed to a large parcel of land. ... Cordelia and her family soon suspect that a mystery surrounds her land, that something on it might hold the key to a secret…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Authors first book, a New Times Notable book of 1998, and the first of a popular and very entertaining series. The plot summary from the dustjacket flap only gives a hint of the pleasures to be found within: 'In the idyllic summer of 1896 in Portland, Maine, several people are embarking on adventure of a most audacious and entertaining nature. The lovely redheaded Cordelia Underwood finds, in the newly discovered sea chest of her late uncle, the deed to a large parcel of land. ... Cordelia and her family soon suspect that a mystery surrounds her land, that something on it might hold the key to a secret two centuries old. The large-hearted and wise Mister Walton, who never hears of an excursion he isn't eager to join, finds he attracts a trio of hapless friends, the exuberant founders of the Moosepath League. As these memorable and appealing chaacters wend their way up the coast of Maine into the northern wilds, they encounter old salts and bootleggers, tellers of tale tales, grande dames, and prospective beaus, they witness apparitions, meet opinionated relatives, search for Maude, the fugitive bear-and, of course, espy the moose that puts the moose the Moosepath League.' Author's note. 400 pp. Wraparound dustjacket illustration by David Beck. ISBN: 0-670-880973.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (closed tear at fold of rear flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 31709
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